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The Patrick Star Available Now + Interview with Voice Talent Bill Fagerbakke

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The Patrick Star Show is Available Now on DVD from Nickelodeon!!

Fans of SpongeBob Squarepants are going to LOVE The Patrick Star which is available on DVD as of June 21st! Not only was I given the opportunity to screen some episodes in advance of the release, I also got to sit down with Patrick Star himself, Bill Fagerbakke and chat about this new show!

The Patrick Star Available Now + Interview with Voice Talent Bill Fagerbakke

About The Patrick Star

In this SpongeBob spin-off series, Patrick Star Show: Season 1, Volume 1! fans travel back to a time when Patrick was still living at home. This family sitcom stars Patrick and the rest of his family as they are constantly disrupted by Patrick’s wild whims and surreal imagination. Patrick Star stars in his very own variety showIn this brand-new series, we follow a teenage Patrick Star as he hosts his first solo show with the help of his sister Squidina Star, featuring some of Bikini Bottom’s most beloved residents.

The Patrick Star Show: Season 1, Volume 1 will be available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on June 21, 2022, for the suggested retail price of $13.99.

The Patrick Star Show: Season 1, Volume 1 episodes:

  • Late for Breakfast/Bummer Jobs
  • Stair Wars/Enemies a la Mode
  • Lost in Couch/Pat-a-thon 
  • The Yard Sale
  • Squidina’s Little Helper/I Smell a Pat
  • Gas Station Vacation/Bunny the Barbarian
  • The Haunting of Star House/Who’s a Big Boy?
  • Terror at 20,000 Leagues
  • To Dad and Back/Survivoring
  • Just in time for Christmas/Klopnodian Heritage Festival
  • X Marks the Pot/Patrick’s Alley
  • Pearl Wants to Be a Star/Super Sitters
  • The Patrick Show Mid- Season Finale

Interview with Bill Fagerbakke “Patrick Star”

As I stated above, I was able to chat with the voice of Patrick Star himself, Bill Fagerbakke, about this newest show. What an experience it was to truly connect with him on a personal level and learn some ins and outs of the show and about being a voice actor.

Check out the interview here and some of my highlights below:

Bill was a pleasure to talk to. The level of fun he brought to the interview made it more like a conversation than an actual interview. As I stated above and in the beginning of my interview, I was able to screen some of the episodes and loved them.

1. How do you relate to Patrick Star?

Well, I think part of, well for me, in the world of being an actor, you always have to be in touch with a sense of play, for me. And that almost automatically links to a sense of your child like energy. I think that is my direct conduit right to Patrick because he makes me feel like I’m in 2nd grade and I am just having fun with whatever is happening.

2. What is the prime message for the viewers to get out of Patrick Star?

We’re creating entertainment, right? That comes up on occasion, the idea of message and in particular is more relevant when you’re dealing with children’s entertainment. You have to be very careful because messaging to children can be so kind of patronizing and condescending and kind of limit the entertainment if you let it. I think that there are a lot of children’s entertainment and will feature things that are really important like being loyal to those you love and that’s very important and to be kind to people. And to learn from your mistakes and those valuable lessons. There is another kind of lesson that is more subconscious and that is its like I realized when I was a kid, I love the Merry Melodies, and they were just so incredibly fun and surprising and I think there’s a message there, that entertainment that pursues inspiration and the fulfillment of doing something really well is really an important message.

3. Did you have a favorite episode?

Well in terms of The Patrick Show, it’s less to me one episode and more a favorite bit. That favorite bit has occurred in several episodes, when we are fully engaged in a story in The Patrick Show and we cut to the black and white stop motion animation and they’re different characters and they are in 3D watching The Patrick Show. I love that kind of disjointed humor because there is so little guard for traditional narrative. I love that a lot and I hope that viewers of the show love that too.

4. What is the most challenging part of being a voice actor?

There are a few. One, certainly in the world of animation is physically you have to have good discipline with how you use your voice because there is a lot of screaming going on. I am very fortunate with that because I stumbled into a good choir in high school and had a great choir director. Along with being a jock, I was learning the great discipline of singing and using your voice. That was the basis for me when I started acting and process of the voice. I have had to learn how to limit the potential stress of recording. The other part would be the ongoing challenge to meet the expectation of the fans and to rise up to the level of the work that is generated by the writers and the story board artists. They’re doing such great stuff and I want to meet that expectation. Every once in awhile I can play within that too and maybe discover some little flourish or embellishment and that is very rewarding.

As I said, the interview was SO much fun! I hope that you enjoyed watching it and reading the narrative. I cannot wait for you to see The Patrick Star!!

Strawberry Star Shaped Cookies

Check out this Star-tacular recipe for some strawberry star-shaped cookies inspired by The Patrick Star Show: Season 1, Volume 1, available on DVD on June 21! 

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