The BEST episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants

Every episode of SpongeBob SquarePants ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants!

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

Last Updated: 6/5/2024Network: NickelodeonStatus: Continuing
Share:
Mimic Madness
star
9.56
9 votes

#1 - Mimic Madness

Season 10 - Episode 56 - Aired 2/25/2017

SpongeBob learns that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" - too bad no one told him how to stop!

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Patrick! The Game
star
9.00
6 votes

#2 - Patrick! The Game

Season 10 - Episode 34 - Aired 11/11/2015

Patrick invents a new board game, and invites SpongeBob, Sandy and Squidward to play it with him.

Watch Now:Amazon
Band Geeks
star
8.70
488 votes

#3 - Band Geeks

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/7/2001

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

Directors: Aaron Springer
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Sailor Mouth
star
8.49
446 votes

#4 - Sailor Mouth

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired 9/21/2001

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

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Patrick's Coupon
star
8.40
5 votes

#5 - Patrick's Coupon

Season 10 - Episode 70 - Aired 6/17/2017

Patrick has a coupon for free ice cream, but he'll have to get to the store if he wants to use it.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Fry Cook Games
star
8.33
388 votes

#6 - The Fry Cook Games

Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired 9/28/2001

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

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
To Save a Squirrel
star
8.32
110 votes

#7 - To Save a Squirrel

Season 5 - Episode 39 - Aired 11/23/2007

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

Watch Now:Amazon
Rock Bottom
star
8.31
437 votes

#8 - Rock Bottom

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired 3/15/2000

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

Directors: Walt Dohrn
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Just One Bite
star
8.29
298 votes

#9 - Just One Bite

Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired 10/5/2001

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

Directors: Alan Smart
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Artist Unknown
star
8.06
347 votes

#10 - Artist Unknown

Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired 9/21/2001

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

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
SpongeBob, You're Fired
star
8.04
48 votes

#11 - SpongeBob, You're Fired

Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired 11/11/2013

In order to save money, Mr. Krabs fires SpongeBob; however, unable to just "do nothing", SpongeBob decides to go back to work, no matter what - or where.

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Lost in Bikini Bottom
star
8.00
11 votes

#12 - Lost in Bikini Bottom

Season 10 - Episode 26 - Aired 7/16/2015

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

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
What's Eating Patrick?
star
8.00
4 votes

#13 - What's Eating Patrick?

Season 10 - Episode 32 - Aired 10/2/2015

To defend Bikini Bottom's honor, Patrick enters a Krabby Patty eating competition.

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
CopyBob DittoPants
star
8.00
8 votes

#14 - CopyBob DittoPants

Season 10 - Episode 43 - Aired 5/5/2016

Plankton clones SpongeBob in an effort to steal Krabs' secret formula, but the original SpongeBob might ruin his plans.

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Sold!
star
8.00
5 votes

#15 - Sold!

Season 10 - Episode 44 - Aired 5/6/2016

When SpongeBob and Patrick think their homes have been sold, they move away - much to Squidward's delight.

Watch Now:Amazon
FarmerBob
star
8.00
1 votes

#16 - FarmerBob

Season 11 - Episode 52 - Aired 11/11/2018

SpongeBob and Patrick work a day on Old Man Jenkins' farm, much to his dismay.

Watch Now:Amazon
BassWard
star
8.00
4 votes

#17 - BassWard

Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/23/2023

Squidward and Bubble Bass are forced to tolerate each other's company on a trip to Shell City.

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
The Bully
star
7.99
271 votes

#18 - The Bully

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired 10/5/2001

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

Directors: Alan Smart
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Neptune's Spatula
star
7.96
487 votes

#19 - Neptune's Spatula

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired 4/1/2000

SpongeBob seizes the mythical spatula of King Neptune.

Watch Now:Apple TV
The Algae's Always Greener
star
7.93
427 votes

#20 - The Algae's Always Greener

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/22/2002

Plankton has a new invention that allows him to switch lives with Mr. Krabs.

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
BlackJack
star
7.89
199 votes

#21 - BlackJack

Season 5 - Episode 27 - Aired 8/2/2007

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

Watch Now:Amazon
Scaredy Pants
star
7.87
533 votes

#22 - Scaredy Pants

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 10/28/1999

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

Directors: Alan Smart
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Life of Crime
star
7.86
331 votes

#23 - Life of Crime

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/5/2001

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

Directors: Alan Smart
Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Pull Up a Barrel
star
7.86
14 votes

#24 - Pull Up a Barrel

Season 10 - Episode 31 - Aired 9/18/2015

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

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V
star
7.83
525 votes

#25 - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 6/1/2002

Barnacle Boy wants to be called "Barnacle Man" and rebels when everyone rejects his request.

Watch Now:AmazonApple TV