Tom KennyWith Nickelodeon ordering another season of 'SpongeBob SquarePants' this month, the show will become the first Nicktoon to reach the 200-episode mark. That's a lot of time in a pineapple under the sea, but Tom Kenny insists he loves playing everyone's favorite yellow poriferan as much as ever.

"I look forward to those cathartic hours of screaming. It's the best day job in the world," declares Kenny, who seems to share a streak of anarchic zaniness with his beloved character, in a chat with PopEater. "It's a landmark, but we still have a lot of catching up to do to get to 'The Simpsons.'"

Bob is holding up remarkably well considering all the trouble he's been in over the years, and his popularity endures, as Kenny acknowledges. "Yeah, I mean, 'cause now after 10 years, the kids that were 8 when it started are 18 or 19, and they're looking to reconnect with the halcyon days of their youth.

"I'm always amazed by the ratings it gets when they put a new episode on," he continues. "When the last special premiered, it was the same week as the premiere of 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' and we came in ahead of her show. That gave me a twinge of elation. SpongeBob is tougher than Sarah Palin, and SpongeBob doesn't shoot jellyfish from a helicopter."