Disney’s 'Under Wraps' And 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Have A Shocking Connection

Who knew

Nearly 20 years ago, Disney Channel aired its “first” DCOM six days before Halloween. Under Wraps followed three kids who accidentally awaken a mummy and the shenanigans that ensue. Calling him Harold, the kids quickly befriend the mummy and protect him from the evil Mr. Kubat.

Though he didn’t really have any lines, Bill Fagerbakke stole the entire movie with his goofy and lovable portrayal of Harold. Fagerbakke had done plenty of acting and voice-over work prior to Under Wraps, but his breakout role came two years later with SpongeBob SquarePants. [Note: Nickelodeon and MTV News are both owned by Viacom.]

Fagerbakke went from this ...


Under Wraps

... to this.


SpongeBob SquarePants

Yep, Fagerbakke is the voice of Patrick Star, which actually makes total sense. Both Harold and Patrick are totally clueless, tend to creep people out, and are super lovable characters. That might explain why there’s been plenty of Mummy Patrick Star fan art that really seals the deal.

So, when you rewatch Under Wraps during your Halloween DCOM marathon this month, remember that you’re watching Patrick Star in mummy form.

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