The BEST Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2020

Network: Nickelodeon

Come follow the adventures of the world's most lovable sponge and his starfish sidekick! Though they have the best intentions, SpongeBob and Patrick are always causing trouble… and plenty of laughs! When he's not at the Krusty Krab grilling up some epic Krabby Patties, SpongeBob can be found jellyfishing with Patrick, blowing bubbles, or annoying his favorite neighbor, Squidward! Bikini Bottom is home to the coolest creatures under the sea, and you CAN'T miss out on any of their adventures. Is mayonnaise an instrument? Watch SpongeBob SquarePants to find out! Are you ready, kids? AYE AYE CAPTAIN!

Goo Goo Gas

#1 - Goo Goo Gas

Season 7 - Episode 36 - Aired Jul 19, 2009

star 10.00
1 votes
A Cabin in the Kelp

#2 - A Cabin in the Kelp

Season 12 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 12, 2019

The Gal Pals take Pearl to a cabin in the woods for a weekend of silly pranks.

star 8.50
6 votes
Band Geeks

#3 - Band Geeks

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 7, 2001

Squidward enlists the aid of SpongeBob and the rest of Bikini Bottom to form a marching band to impress Squidward's old high school rival, Squilliam Fancyson.

star 8.41
391 votes
Directors: Aaron Springer
Writers:
Sailor Mouth

#4 - Sailor Mouth

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Sep 21, 2001

SpongeBob and Patrick pick up a "bad word," and start repeating it to the shocked patrons of the Krusty Krab, but Mr. Krabs doesn't like this! He stops SpongeBob and Patrick from using the word by informing them that it is a bad word, then SpongeBob and Patrick regret their utterings.

star 8.41
353 votes
Writers: Walt Dohrn, Merriwether Williams
BlackJack

#5 - BlackJack

Season 5 - Episode 27 - Aired Aug 2, 2007

SpongeBob's bully of a cousin, Blackjack, is released from prison and goes after SpongeBob's parents. So it's up to SpongeBob to save them.

star 8.41
153 votes
Karen's Baby

#6 - Karen's Baby

Season 12 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 10, 2019

Karen quickly learns that kids grow up too fast after her new child arrives in the mail.

star 8.35
20 votes
The Ghost of Plankton

#7 - The Ghost of Plankton

Season 12 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 12, 2019

Plankton becomes a ghost to steal the secret formula, but requires a few lessons from the Flying Dutchman.

star 8.33
3 votes
To Save a Squirrel

#8 - To Save a Squirrel

Season 5 - Episode 39 - Aired Nov 23, 2007

SpongeBob and Patrick stow away on one of Sandy's trips and become lost in the wild.

star 8.31
154 votes
Writers: Dani Michaeli, Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash
Banned in Bikini Bottom

#9 - Banned in Bikini Bottom

Season 5 - Episode 35 - Aired Nov 23, 2007

SpongeBob's musical tribute irritates Miss Grissle Puss, causing Krabby Patties to be banned from Bikini Bottom.

star 8.30
159 votes
Writers: Aaron Springer, Steven Banks
Jolly Lodgers

#10 - Jolly Lodgers

Season 12 - Episode 30 - Aired Mar 7, 2020

Squidward packs his bags after his house gets infested, but a different kind of pest waits at his hotel.

star 8.25
4 votes
The Fry Cook Games

#11 - The Fry Cook Games

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Sep 28, 2001

SpongeBob's representing the Krusty Krab in the Fast Food Olympics. Representing the Chum Bucket, his challenger...Patrick!

star 8.22
319 votes
Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Mark O'Hare
The Hankering

#12 - The Hankering

Season 12 - Episode 25 - Aired Nov 30, 2019

Mr. Krabs has a secret taste for something… surprising.

star 8.20
10 votes
Rock Bottom

#13 - Rock Bottom

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Mar 15, 2000

SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally get on the wrong bus coming out of an amusement park called Glove World, and head for a city named Rock Bottom. When they get there, Patrick gets on a bus back to Bikini Bottom, and leaves SpongeBob by mistake. How will SpongeBob ever get home?

star 8.13
336 votes
Directors: Walt Dohrn
Writers:
Rule of Dumb

#14 - Rule of Dumb

Season 4 - Episode 31 - Aired Feb 19, 2007

Patrick's ancestors were adlings, so Patrick is the legal king of Bikini Bottom and now he reigns/misrules Bikini Bottom.

star 8.06
106 votes
The Bully

#15 - The Bully

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired Oct 5, 2001

At boating school, a new student shows up, but he says he's gonna kick SpongeBob's butt! This makes life miserable for poor SpongeBob, who is trying to figure out how to protect himself.

star 8.03
210 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Jay Lender, Merriweather Williams, Sam Henderson
Biddy Sitting

#16 - Biddy Sitting

Season 12 - Episode 28 - Aired Feb 8, 2020

SpongeBob and Patrick get tricked into babysitting a grouchy old lady, who does all she can to escape.

star 8.00
6 votes
Pest of the West

#17 - Pest of the West

Season 5 - Episode 41 - Aired Apr 11, 2008

star 8.00
2 votes
What Ever Happened to Spongebob

#18 - What Ever Happened to Spongebob

Season 5 - Episode 42 - Aired Oct 13, 2008

star 8.00
3 votes
SpongeBob, You're Fired!

#19 - SpongeBob, You're Fired!

Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 11, 2013

To save money, Mr. Krabs fires SpongeBob.

star 7.99
128 votes
Choir Boys

#20 - Choir Boys

Season 6 - Episode 34 - Aired Mar 20, 2009

Squidward tries to avoid SpongeBob while on his way to an audition for the Bikini Bottom Men's Chorus.

star 7.98
152 votes
Writers: Aaron Springer, Richard Pursel
Just One Bite

#21 - Just One Bite

Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired Oct 5, 2001

Squidward takes his first bite of a Krabby Patty, and, although he tells SpongeBob he hates it, he loves it. He ends up trying to sneak one so SpongeBob won't find out he was lying.

star 7.98
227 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Jay Lender, Merriweather Williams, Sam Henderson
Mermaid Pants

#22 - Mermaid Pants

Season 10 - Episode 54 - Aired Oct 29, 2016

SpongeBob and Patrick have fun playing as superheroes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy until their sworn enemies arrive.

star 7.97
71 votes
Neptune's Spatula

#23 - Neptune's Spatula

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Apr 1, 2000

SpongeBob and Patrick go to the Fry Cook Museum and are looking at the exhibits, when they come across the a spatula stuck in hardened grease. This spatula could only be pulled out by a fry cook worthy enough to cook for Neptune himself. Spongebob pulls the spatula out with ease, and is excepted to move to Atlantis as Neptune's fry cook! But, when Neptune tells SpongeBob he cannot bring his friends, SpongeBob starts to reconsider. Will SpongeBob leave his friends behind?

star 7.97
408 votes
Writers:
A SquarePants Family Vacation

#24 - A SquarePants Family Vacation

Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired Nov 11, 2011

Patrick goes on vacation with SpongeBob's family to the Great Barrier Reef.

star 7.96
137 votes
Lost in Bikini Bottom

#25 - Lost in Bikini Bottom

Season 10 - Episode 26 - Aired Jul 16, 2015

SpongeBob gets lost when trying to take a shortcut to work.

star 7.95
22 votes