The BEST Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2021
The misadventures of a talking sea sponge who works at a fast food restaurant, attends a boating school, and lives in an underwater pineapple.
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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!
#4 - 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?
#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.
#6 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#10 - 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?
#12 - Scaredy Pants
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Oct 28, 1999
Spongebob decides to try and make a real splash at Mr. Krabs' Halloween Party, so he chooses to dress as the legendary Flying Dutchman.
#13 - Life of Crime
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 5, 2001
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."
#14 - New Digs
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 25, 2007
After he is late for work by one minute, SpongeBob is worried that it'll happen again, so he decides to move into the Krusty Krab. At first, Squidward completely enjoys the fact that SpongeBob's no longer living next to him, but Mr. Krabs is concerned when SpongeBob is taking up too much space in his office and, worse of all, scaring away his customers.
#15 - A Place for Pets
Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 22, 2020
When customers bring pets into the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs soon realizes pets are more profitable than owners.
#16 - Artist Unknown
Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Sep 21, 2001
Squidward starts to teach an art class at the Recreation Center, but SpongeBob is the only person who shows up. Then, Squidward tries to pass off SpongeBob's art sculpture as his own, in order to impress a big-shot art collector.
#17 - Roller Cowards
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 27, 2007
SpongeBob and Patrick are excited because they are going to ride "The Fiery Fist O' Pain." But when SpongeBob has terrible experience in a nightmare, they are both too scared to ride it and stall by riding the kiddie rides first.
#18 - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 1, 2002
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.
#19 - Picture Day
Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired Aug 2, 2007
It is picture day at Boating School and SpongeBob wants to look his best. But no matter what, he keeps getting dirty one way or another.
#20 - The Idiot Box
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 1, 2002
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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - A SquarePants Family Vacation
Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired Nov 11, 2011
Patrick goes on vacation with SpongeBob's family to the Great Barrier Reef.
#23 - Graveyard Shift
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 6, 2002
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!!
#24 - SpongeBob, You're Fired!
Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 11, 2013
To save money, Mr. Krabs fires SpongeBob.
#25 - SB-129
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Dec 31, 1999
Squidward hides in the Krusty Krab inside a freezer, and SpongeBob and Patrick try to look for him, but he's trapped in a freezer for 2,000 years and travels through time, as he goes to the past and then returns.