The BEST Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 25, 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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Bubble Bass’s Tab

#1 - Bubble Bass’s Tab

Season 13 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 9, 2021

star 12.00
3 votes
Squidward's SickDaze

#2 - Squidward's SickDaze

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 16, 2021

star 11.00
4 votes
Knock Knock, Who’s There?

#3 - Knock Knock, Who’s There?

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 23, 2021

star 10.00
4 votes
Band Geeks

#4 - 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 8.53
445 votes
Directors: Aaron Springer
Writers:
Sailor Mouth

#5 - 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
402 votes
Writers: Merriwether Williams, Walt Dohrn
My Two Krabses

#6 - My Two Krabses

Season 13 - Episode 6 - 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 8.40
5 votes
The Fry Cook Games

#7 - 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 8.31
356 votes
Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Mark O'Hare
Rock Bottom

#8 - 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
386 votes
Directors: Walt Dohrn
Writers:
BlackJack

#9 - 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 8.08
186 votes
Just One Bite

#10 - 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 8.07
265 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Jay Lender, Merriweather Williams, Sam Henderson
To Save a Squirrel

#11 - 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 8.02
179 votes
Writers: Dani Michaeli, Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash
The Bully

#12 - The Bully

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired Oct 5, 2001

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

star 8.01
240 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Jay Lender, Merriweather Williams, Sam Henderson
One Trick Sponge

#13 - One Trick Sponge

Season 12 - Episode 32 - Aired Apr 11, 2020

SpongeBob learns a new magic trick, but he can’t find anyone to watch it.

star 8.00
10 votes
Banned in Bikini Bottom

#14 - 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 7.97
190 votes
Writers: Aaron Springer, Steven Banks
Neptune's Spatula

#15 - Neptune's Spatula

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Apr 1, 2000

SpongeBob seizes the mythical spatula of King Neptune.

star 7.96
444 votes
Writers:
Life of Crime

#16 - 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
310 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt
The Algae's Always Greener

#17 - The Algae's Always Greener

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 22, 2002

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

star 7.90
401 votes
Writers: Merriweather Williams
Scaredy Pants

#18 - Scaredy Pants

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 28, 1999

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

star 7.88
487 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Peter Burns
Artist Unknown

#19 - 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 7.88
306 votes
Writers: Merriwether Williams, Walt Dohrn
New Digs

#20 - New Digs

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 25, 2007

After arriving one minute late for work, SpongeBob decides to move into the Krusty Krab so that he will never be late again.

star 7.88
404 votes
Roller Cowards

#21 - Roller Cowards

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 27, 2007

The scariest roller coaster ever has just opened at Bikini Bottom's amusement park.

star 7.86
299 votes
A SquarePants Family Vacation

#22 - A SquarePants Family Vacation

Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired Nov 11, 2011

When SpongeBob and Patrick get lost on a family road trip to the Great Barrier Reef, they end up on the adventure of a lifetime.

star 7.86
148 votes
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V

#23 - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 1, 2002

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

star 7.84
485 votes
Writers:
Eek, an Urchin!

#24 - Eek, an Urchin!

Season 10 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 27, 2012

The Krusty Krab crew have a problem on their hands when SpongeBob finds an urchin.

star 7.84
233 votes
The Idiot Box

#25 - The Idiot Box

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 1, 2002

When SpongeBob and Patrick get a large screen TV, they throw out the TV and keep the box.

star 7.81
576 votes
Directors: Aaron Springer
Writers: Merriweather Williams, Paul Tibbitt