The BEST Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Network: Nickelodeon

The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.

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Pat Hearts Squid

#1 - Pat Hearts Squid

Season 13 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 9, 2021

star 16.00
1 votes
Plankton’s Intern

#2 - Plankton’s Intern

Season 13 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 30, 2021

star 16.00
1 votes
Pat the Dog

#3 - Pat the Dog

Season 13 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 9, 2021

star 14.00
1 votes
My Two Krabses

#4 - My Two Krabses

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 18, 2021

Mr. Krabs steals Squidward's ice cream sandwich and puts it on his shell while he goes into a sauna, in preparation for a date with Mrs. Puff. The ice cream melts, causing SpongeBob and Patrick to enter and see Krabs's shell with a pile of liquid around it, believing he has melted. They take the shell back home and fill it with chum, turning it into a living being. Krabs exits the sauna and tries to get to his date, unaware that SpongeBob and Patrick have already made it there with the chum being.

star 12.67
3 votes
Patrick’s Tantrum

#5 - Patrick’s Tantrum

Season 13 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 30, 2021

star 12.00
1 votes
Bubble Bass’s Tab

#6 - Bubble Bass’s Tab

Season 13 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 9, 2021

star 10.00
6 votes
Band Geeks

#7 - Band Geeks

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 7, 2001

Squidward's old rival brags to Squid about his famous marching band. Feeling outdone, Squid says he has a band too.

star 8.56
456 votes
Directors: Aaron Springer
Writers:
Sailor Mouth

#8 - Sailor Mouth

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Sep 21, 2001

SpongeBob reads a "bad" word off a dumpster behind the Krusty Krab and he doesn't know what it means.

star 8.47
412 votes
Writers: Merriwether Williams, Walt Dohrn
Knock Knock, Who’s There?

#9 - Knock Knock, Who’s There?

Season 13 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 23, 2021

star 8.40
5 votes
The Fry Cook Games

#10 - The Fry Cook Games

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Sep 28, 2001

Mr. Krabs enters SpongeBob in the Fry Cook Games where he competes against Patrick.

star 8.32
363 votes
Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Mark O'Hare
Rock Bottom

#11 - Rock Bottom

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Mar 15, 2000

SpongeBob gets on the wrong bus and finds himself lost in a mysterious part of the sea.

star 8.23
392 votes
Directors: Walt Dohrn
Writers:
Pull Up a Barrel

#12 - Pull Up a Barrel

Season 10 - Episode 31 - Aired Sep 18, 2015

Mr. Krabs regales SpongeBob with tales from his old Navy days.

star 8.17
36 votes
BlackJack

#13 - BlackJack

Season 5 - Episode 27 - Aired Aug 2, 2007

SpongeBob's parents are missing and with his bully of a cousin, BlackJack, recently released from prison, he fears the worst.

star 8.15
189 votes
To Save a Squirrel

#14 - To Save a Squirrel

Season 5 - Episode 39 - Aired Nov 23, 2007

SpongeBob and Patrick stow away on one of Sandy's wilderness adventure.

star 8.09
182 votes
Writers: Dani Michaeli, Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash
Just One Bite

#15 - Just One Bite

Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired Oct 5, 2001

SpongeBob becomes obsessed with the fact that Squidward has never actually tried a Krabby Patty.

star 8.08
271 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Jay Lender, Merriweather Williams, Sam Henderson
Plankton Paranoia

#16 - Plankton Paranoia

Season 11 - Episode 43 - Aired Sep 26, 2018

Plankton hasn't tried to steal the secret formula in a while - and that's making Mr. Krabs nervous!

star 8.05
19 votes
The Bully

#17 - The Bully

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired Oct 5, 2001

The new bully in school, Flats, threatens to beat SpongeBob up after school.

star 8.03
244 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Jay Lender, Merriweather Williams, Sam Henderson
Banned in Bikini Bottom

#18 - Banned in Bikini Bottom

Season 5 - Episode 35 - Aired Nov 23, 2007

Miss Priss, who is against all things fun and delicious, has Krabby Patties banned from Bikini Bottom!

star 8.01
192 votes
Writers: Aaron Springer, Steven Banks
The Kwarantined Krab

#19 - The Kwarantined Krab

Season 13 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 18, 2021

star 8.00
1 votes
Squidward's SickDaze

#20 - Squidward's SickDaze

Season 13 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 16, 2021

star 8.00
4 votes
Lost in Bikini Bottom

#21 - Lost in Bikini Bottom

Season 10 - Episode 26 - Aired Jul 16, 2015

SpongeBob tries to take a shortcut to work, but becomes lost along the way.

star 7.97
31 votes
Neptune's Spatula

#22 - Neptune's Spatula

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Apr 1, 2000

SpongeBob seizes the mythical spatula of King Neptune.

star 7.96
451 votes
Writers:
Life of Crime

#23 - Life of Crime

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 5, 2001

SpongeBob and Patrick end up popping Mr. Krabs balloon and fear the consequences.

star 7.92
316 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt
Artist Unknown

#24 - Artist Unknown

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Sep 21, 2001

When SpongeBob enrolls in Squidward's community art class, arrogant Squidward attempts to teach him strictly by the book.

star 7.90
315 votes
Writers: Merriwether Williams, Walt Dohrn
Scaredy Pants

#25 - Scaredy Pants

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 28, 1999

It's Halloween and SpongeBob is the easiest to scare in Bikini Bottom.

star 7.89
492 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Peter Burns