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Lane Merrifield
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Information
Full Name Lane Merrifield
Born November 29, 1979 (age 35)
Position Co-founder (Club Penguin)
EVP (Disney Online Studios)
Joined Club Penguin Penguin Chat 3
Left Club Penguin February 1, 2013
Penguin Name Billybob
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Billybob's current player card
Waddle On!
 
— Billybob

Lane Merrifield, better known by his penguin's name Billybob, is a well-known former Club Penguin moderator who often posted news on the official Club Penguin blog.[1] He worked with rsnail and Dave Krysko to create Club Penguin. Billybob was one of the three founders of Club Penguin. His catchphrase is "Waddle On!", as seen on almost all of his blog posts. When on Club Penguin, he was often found wearing the Green Letterman Jacket and the Green Ball Cap or Red Ball Cap.

Life/early career

He was raised in Silicon Valley, located in California.[source needed] Before working for Club Penguin, he used to work at Disneyland. This may have been a factor when Disney bought Club Penguin.

Leaving Club Penguin

In October 2012 Billybob announced he would soon be leaving Club Penguin.

Hello Penguins!

I hope you're all as excited about the Halloween Party as I am. The office is buzzing today, it's going to be amazing!

I wanted to make sure you heard it directly from me, after 7 incredible years at Club Penguin, I'm going to be moving on. I'll be around for the next few months to make sure everything is all good. Then I'll be focusing on building some cool stuff for schools. I hope I'm able to help with learning the same way I have been able to help build Club Penguin.

I have had such an incredible time being a part of Club Penguin over the years and serving you guys everyday. The Club Penguin Team is better than ever, and the plans we've made for the next year are awesome! My friends Polo Field and Businesmoose will keep you updated with all the latest behind-the-scenes updates here on the blog. Even though I won't be working at Club Penguin anymore, I'll still be around and logging on to hang out.

You are the reason I've done this for so long and I am so thankful you've let me be a part of your lives. You are what makes Club Penguin special. Never forget that.

Until then… Waddle on!

- Lane (aka Billybob)

 
Lane Merrifield, October 17, 2012.

Puffles

According the first issue of the Club Penguin Magazine, Billybob owns several puffles, named:

Trivia

  • Billybob worked at Disneyland before he started working for Club Penguin.
  • He was found waddling around Club Penguin during the Beta Testing Party.
  • Billybob, Businesmoose, and Happy77 are the only Club Penguin staff members to publicly announce his or her departure from the game on the What's New Blog.
  • Billybob officially left Club Penguin on February 1, 2013.
  • It was Billybob who created the now famous "Waddle On!" catch phrase.
  • Billybob made his first live appearance at Times Square, during the 3rd Anniversary Party.
  • Although Billybob left the Club Penguin Team, he may still go on Club Penguin as a normal user.
  • Billybob said his final farewells on February 2, 2013 in a Spike Saturday with Spike Hike.
  • Billybob made his first blog on the What's New Blog on September 27, 2005.
  • His wife's first name is Maegan.
  • Before Club Penguin was bought by Disney in August 2007, Billybob was the President and CEO of Club Penguin. After the purchase, he became Executive Vice President (EVP) and General Manager of Disney Interactive Studios.
  • When trying to add him on the buddy list, it will say he is working at Club Penguin. This is false, as he no longer works there.
  • Billybob has a Twitter account - @LaneMerrifield.

Gallery

Appearance in Club Penguin

Others

Videos

Lane Merrifield Q&A (Club Penguin)-001:27

Lane Merrifield Q&A (Club Penguin)-0

Billybob's Art Challenge for Warm Coats Warm Hearts!01:19

Billybob's Art Challenge for Warm Coats Warm Hearts!


See also

References

Start a Discussion Discussions about Billybob

  • Stop with saying that Spike Hike is killing Billybobs ideas!

    60 messages
    • PenguinMan15 wrote: Spaniel78CP wrote: PenguinMan15 wrote: Spaniel78CP wrote: true dat. that's wat he said *she i meant to ...
    • Ph1n3a5and77 wrote: Random Cookie wrote: Flutterbutter724 wrote: Saraapril's hilariously horri...
  • Good-Bye Billybob.

    41 messages
    • Well, we have a lot to be thankful for! Be glad he made CP! Everyone needs a break from CP sometimes, and I'm getting mine Thursday! (Going on...
    • Just WHY did he have to leave?!?!?!! Goodbye, Billybob! We'll always miss you! You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten! :'(

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