The BEST Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2019

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!


#1 - 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 8.47
148 votes
Sailor Mouth

#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.

star 8.42
345 votes
Writers: Walt Dohrn, Merriwether Williams
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 8.40
384 votes
Directors: Aaron Springer
To Save a Squirrel

#4 - 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 8.38
150 votes
Writers: Dani Michaeli, Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash
Banned in Bikini Bottom

#5 - 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 8.38
153 votes
Writers: Aaron Springer, Steven Banks
Bulletin Board

#6 - Bulletin Board

Season 10 - Episode 50 - Aired Oct 1, 2016

SpongeBob puts up a community bulletin board at the Krusty Krab, but anonymous reviews lead to trouble.

star 8.26
43 votes
Rule of Dumb

#7 - 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 8.25
101 votes
Yeti Krabs

#8 - Yeti Krabs

Season 10 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 29, 2015

Squidward is not productive at work, so Mr. Krabs tells a tale about a yeti crab that eats lazy employees. When a real one arrives, SpongeBob takes it seriously and starts working extra hard.

star 8.24
54 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Luke Brookshier, Marc Ceccarelli, Mr. Lawrence
The Fry Cook Games

#9 - 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 8.21
313 votes
Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Mark O'Hare
Choir Boys

#10 - 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 8.17
146 votes
Writers: Aaron Springer, Richard Pursel

#11 - MermaidPants

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 8.16
67 votes
Karen's Baby

#12 - 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 8.15
13 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 8.10
324 votes
Directors: Walt Dohrn
The Whole Tooth

#14 - The Whole Tooth

Season 10 - Episode 55 - Aired Dec 3, 2016

Patrick has to lose his last baby tooth, but he is frightened.

star 8.10
59 votes
SpongeBob, You're Fired!

#15 - SpongeBob, You're Fired!

Season 10 - Episode 22 - Aired Nov 11, 2013

To save money, Mr. Krabs fires SpongeBob.

star 8.08
122 votes
A SquarePants Family Vacation

#16 - 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 8.07
130 votes
Gary's Got Legs

#17 - Gary's Got Legs

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 27, 2019

Gary is given a set of limbs to keep up with SpongeBob, but soon makes his owner look sluggish by comparison.

star 8.05
19 votes
King Plankton

#18 - King Plankton

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 22, 2019

Plankton practices ruling the world by shrinking himself down and declaring himself king of SpongeBob’s aquarium.

star 8.05
20 votes
The Bully

#19 - 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 8.04
205 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Jay Lender, Merriweather Williams, Sam Henderson
Pull Up a Barrel

#20 - Pull Up a Barrel

Season 10 - Episode 31 - Aired Sep 18, 2015

Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob tales from his old navy days.

star 8.00
25 votes
Drive Happy

#21 - Drive Happy

Season 11 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 13, 2018

SpongeBob can't drive, but you don't need a license to operate a self-driving car.

star 8.00
21 votes
Neptune's Spatula

#22 - 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 7.99
400 votes
Just One Bite

#23 - 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 7.99
223 votes
Directors: Alan Smart
Writers: Jay Lender, Merriweather Williams, Sam Henderson
Lost in Bikini Bottom

#24 - 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
19 votes
Life Insurance

#25 - Life Insurance

Season 10 - Episode 62 - Aired Mar 18, 2017

A misunderstanding occurs, so SpongeBob and Patrick want to prove their life insurance protects them from any danger.

star 7.93
59 votes