The Best Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants

Deep down in the Pacific Ocean in the subterranean city of Bikini Bottom lives a square yellow sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, and has a knack for getting into all kinds of trouble without really trying. When he's not getting on the nerves of his cranky next door neighbor Squidward, SpongeBob can usually be found smack in the middle of all sorts of strange situations with his best buddy, the simple yet lovable starfish, Patrick, or his thrill-seeking surfer-girl squirrel pal, Sandy Cheeks.

The Fry Cook Games

#1 - The Fry Cook Games

Season 2 - Episode 30

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

star 8.43
84 votes
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Band Geeks

#2 - Band Geeks

Season 2 - Episode 26

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 8.38
119 votes
Directors: Aaron Springer
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The Graveyard Shift

#3 - The Graveyard Shift

Season 3 - Episode 23

After Mr. Krabs decides to keep the Krusty Krab open 24 hours a day in a new scheme to get money, he tells Squidward and SpongeBob to do the night shift. Squidward tells SpongeBob the story of the Hash-Slinging Slasher, but his own twisted tale becomes reality!!

star 8.27
104 votes
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Just One Bite

#4 - Just One Bite

Season 2 - Episode 31

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 8.26
78 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
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Best Day Ever

#5 - Best Day Ever

Season 4 - Episode 25

SpongeBob is going to have the best day ever. First he gets to work at the Krusty Krab. Then he is going to meet Sandy for a little Ka-Ra-Tay, followed by jellyfishing with Pat, and Squidward's clarinet recital. But the day does not go exactly as planned. Each of his friends is having a problem which SpongeBob naturally sets out to solve. But this costs him every item on his perfect agenda. When a disappointed SpongeBob realizes that his entire day has been sacrificed, his friends rally around him to give their thanks and make sure his day really is the best ever.

star 8.25
75 votes
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#6 - Pressure

Season 2 - Episode 21

SpongeBob and Sandy look at the flowers in the sky, then they decide to have a competition. However, they become angry at each other because they want to know who is better, and Sandy takes her helmet off, causing her to start drowning. So, afterwards, they go to dry land, where they get attacked by seagulls.

star 8.17
82 votes
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#7 - BlackJack

Season 5 - Episode 27

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 8.14
42 votes
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#8 - Procrastination

Season 2 - Episode 35

SpongeBob has a hard essay. But he's trying to find things to distract himself from doing the essay. Then he dozes off and has a scary dream.

star 8.14
74 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
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Rock Bottom

#9 - Rock Bottom

Season 1 - Episode 35

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
106 votes
Directors: Walt Dohrn
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Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V

#10 - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V

Season 3 - Episode 20

After being treated too much like a child by everyone, Barnacle Boy quits being a superhero and decides to be a supervillain and joins Man Ray and The Dirty Bubble. The three form the group "EVIL," which stands for "Every Villain Is Lemons." While Patrick, SpongeBob, Sandy, and Squidward become superheroes and form the group "I.J.L.S.A.," which stands for "International Justice League of Super Acquaintances," to prevent "EVIL" from committing crimes.

star 8.12
108 votes

#11 - Texas

Season 1 - Episode 36

Sandy gets homesick, so SpongeBob and Patrick do as much as they can to cheer her up. When they want to throw her a surprise party and she won't come, SpongeBob and Patrick make Sandy chase them to the Krusty Krab, where the party is being held.

star 8.11
89 votes
Directors: Walt Dohrn
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Sailor Mouth

#12 - Sailor Mouth

Season 2 - Episode 27

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 8.11
99 votes
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Krab Borg

#13 - Krab Borg

Season 3 - Episode 15

After watching a horror movie, the next day at work SpongeBob thinks that Mr. Krabs is a robot. SpongeBob soon convinces Squidward that Mr. Krabs is a robot, and the two think that robots are going to take over the entire sea. Then they both question Mr. Krabs, and try to make him admit that he is a robot. Finally they realize the truth, which is just how the movie ended.

star 8.09
98 votes
Directors: Jay Lender
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Life of Crime

#14 - Life of Crime

Season 2 - Episode 24

SpongeBob and Patrick find out that you can borrow anything without permission as long as you return it, or that's what wise Mr. Krabs says. SpongeBob and Patrick want a balloon, but neither one has any money, so they "borrow" it and it pops. They decide to run away and live like criminals, because they think they're now "thieves."

star 8.09
80 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
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Rock-A-Bye Bivalve

#15 - Rock-A-Bye Bivalve

Season 3 - Episode 16

SpongeBob and Patrick find an abandoned clam and decide to take care of it. But they don't realize the responsibility they are giving themselves (mostly Patrick, who won't help SpongeBob).

star 8.08
91 votes
Directors: Jay Lender
SpongeBob's Last Stand

#16 - SpongeBob's Last Stand

Season 7 - Episode 32

All chaos breaks loose in Bikini Bottom when SpongeBob and Patrick hear that a new highway will be running through Jellyfish fields. Outraged, they decide to protest... SpongeBob-style!

star 8.08
53 votes
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The Paper

#17 - The Paper

Season 1 - Episode 33

SpongeBob gets a small piece of paper from Squidward to play with. Squidward thinks that the paper is useless and just gives it away. SpongeBob soon does many fun things with it, and makes Squidward very jealous.

star 8.07
121 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
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Mid-Life Crustacean

#18 - Mid-Life Crustacean

Season 3 - Episode 28

When Mr. Krabs feels like an aging old man, he tries to feel young again, so he comes with SpongeBob and Patrick for a night on the town. It turns out that the stops Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, and Patrick go to are lame. Then, they go on a panty raid, but the house they strike at turns out to be Mama Krabs' house, and Krabs' mother sends Mr. Krabs to his room (well, at least he feels like a kid again and learning what it is like).

star 8.07
59 votes
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Squilliam Returns

#19 - Squilliam Returns

Season 3 - Episode 12

Squidward's old school rival, Squilliam, returns to Bikini Bottom to brag to Squidward. Squidward tells Squilliam that he owns a five star restaurant to get him to stop. Squidward must get Spongebob to turn the Krusty Krab into a fancy restaurant before Squilliam arrives.

star 8.06
108 votes
Directors: Aaron Springer
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Banned in Bikini Bottom

#20 - Banned in Bikini Bottom

Season 5 - Episode 35

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

star 8.06
50 votes
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Fungus Among Us

#21 - Fungus Among Us

Season 5 - Episode 30

SpongeBob gets contaminated by a crusty, itchy, green fungus, called "Ick," which spreads onto everything it touches. SpongeBob soon infects the entire Krusty Krab and everyone in it.

star 8.06
51 votes
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New Student Starfish

#22 - New Student Starfish

Season 3 - Episode 25

Patrick gets bored everyday when SpongeBob goes to boating school. So SpongeBob insists that Patrick could join him. But what happens when Patrick makes SpongeBob lose a Noodle Student Star?

star 8.04
74 votes
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No Free Rides

#23 - No Free Rides

Season 2 - Episode 17

To avoid another year with SpongeBob in her class, Mrs. Puff passes him with bogus extra credit and lets him have his license, but soon realizes that the consequences are beyond bad. When SpongeBob receives a new boat-mobile from his parents, Mrs. Puff attempts to steal it, and SpongeBob will stop at nothing to stop her.

star 8.03
101 votes
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Chocolate With Nuts

#24 - Chocolate With Nuts

Season 3 - Episode 19

SpongeBob and Patrick decide to become rich entrepreneurs by selling chocolate bars door to door. But instead of making money, they lose money.

star 8.02
124 votes
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The Idiot Box

#25 - The Idiot Box

Season 3 - Episode 8

SpongeBob and Patrick buy a big screen TV, just so they can use the box using imagination, while Squidward refuses to believe that they are using their imagination inside the box on account of all the noise they are making.

star 8.02
218 votes
Directors: Aaron Springer
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