Tom Kenny Discusses Getting Brian Wilson To Appear On SpongeBob's "Best Day Ever" CD
NEWSDAY You have a lot of real heavy hitters on this album, like Brian Wilson. How did you get him?
"We were writing a Brian Wilson-esque song with Brian Wilson-esque background vocals on it, and at the last minute, we had this opportunity to reach out to him and ask if he'd do it. ... But Brian's people said he was going on to Hawaii the next day with his wife and kids, and then going on the road. Then later that day, we got a call from Brian saying that he loved the idea, but it had to happen that day. ... SpongeBob has such enormous goodwill out there, that everybody, even if they don't have a kid, has a niece or nephew or a grandkid that they want to impress. If you're Brian Wilson, to a kid I'm sure that it's much more impressive that you're on a SpongeBob record than that you wrote Smile."