Earlier this year, Johnny Knoxville bragged to MTV News that his upcoming cameo on “SpongeBob SquarePants” gave him “lots of street cred” around the offices of Dickhouse Productions — quite an impressive feat, considering the kind of stuff that usually goes on there.
Now, those of us not employed at Dickhouse get to see what all the excitement was about, thanks to an exclusive first look at Knoxville’s “SpongeBob” character, the aptly named Johnny Krill, a motocross crustacean and member of the “Drasticals” extreme-sports team.
In the upcoming episode — called “Extreme Sports,” premiering Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon — the Knoxville-voiced Krill comes to Bikini Bottom with his Drasticals team, and superfans SpongeBob and Patrick will do anything to join them, including “extreme jump roping, extreme bubble blowing and dumpster diving,” according to Nick. The episode is part of a one-hour TV event called “The Super Spongy Square Games.”
And as if the street cred that comes with a “SpongeBob” cameo wasn’t enough, there are apparently plenty of other perks, too, as Knoxville told MTV News back in January:
“They loaded me up with a bunch of schwag! Every toy they ever made — skateboards, wristbands, all kinds of great stuff. They just don’t quit with the perks,” he laughed. “Then I got to do a photo shoot with SpongeBob. They let me do my own stunts for this episode. It was amazing.
“I also need to add that Johnny Krill is very handsome and very well-hung,” Knoxville added. “And that’s also probably why it took me two seconds to say ‘yes.’ ”
Don’t miss Knoxville on “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon.