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The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes

Updated March 9, 2020 93.8k votes 7.9k voters 250.8k views407 items

List RulesVote for your favorite SpongeBob SquarePants episodes.

For your next SpongeBob SquarePants marathon, you can start by putting all of the best and funniest SpongeBob episodes below in the queue. Sure it'll take weeks to get through this list of SpongeBob episodes (there are literally hundreds), but at least you'll be entertained! You may be asking, who determined these were the best SpongeBob episodes? Well, you'll be happy to know that SpongeBob fans voted these as the best! With some help from Patrick...

Unfortunately, fans of SpongeBob are extremely passionate about the show and there is often debate over which episodes are the best. With so many memorable episodes of the show, and so many great quotes over so many seasons, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what are the top SpongeBob SquarePants episodes of all time. That's why this list exists--so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all.

This classic Nickelodeon cartoon about the denizens of Bikini Bottom makes fans out of any generation who watches, no matter what their age. "Band Geeks" and "Chimps Ahoy" are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. So what is the best SpongeBob SquarePants episode of all time? Look below and find out with this guide that shows the best moments, scenes, and videos. 

 

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  • 1
    Band Geeks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Band Geeks

    September 7, 2001

    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.

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  • 2
    Pizza Delivery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Pizza Delivery

    August 14, 1999

    Season 1, Episode 10

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  • 3
    The Camping Episode is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    The Camping Episode

    April 3, 2004

    Season 3, Episode 38

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  • 4
    Graveyard Shift is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Graveyard Shift

    September 6, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 24

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  • 5
    Chocolate With Nuts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Season 3, Episode 20

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  • 6
    The Idiot Box is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    The Idiot Box

    March 1, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 8

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  • 7
    Shanghaied is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Shanghaied

    Mar 09 2001

    Season 2, Episode 22

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  • 8
    Rock Bottom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Rock Bottom

    March 15, 2000

    Season 1, Episode 35

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  • 9
    Club SpongeBob is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Club SpongeBob

    July 12, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 22

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  • 10
    Wet Painters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Wet Painters

    May 10, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 17

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  • 11
    Survival of the Idiots is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Season 2, Episode 14

     

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  • 12
    The Fry Cook Games is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    The Fry Cook Games

    September 28, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 30

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  • 13
    Sailor Mouth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Sailor Mouth

    Sep 21 2001

    Season 2, Episode 27

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  • 14
    Dying For Pie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Dying For Pie

    December 28, 2000

    Season 2, Episode 10

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  • 15
    F.U.N. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    F.U.N.

    September 18, 1999

    Season 1, Episode 21

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  • 16
    SB-129 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    SB-129

    December 31, 1999

    Season 1, Episode 28

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  • 17
    Just One Bite is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Just One Bite

    October 5, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 31

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  • 18
    Bubblestand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Bubblestand

    July 17, 1999

    Season 1, Episode 4

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  • 19
    Squid on Strike is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Squid on Strike

    October 12, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 33

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  • 20
    No Weenies Allowed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    No Weenies Allowed

    March 15, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 11

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  • 21
    The Snowball Effect is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    The Snowball Effect

    February 22, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 5

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  • 22
    Nasty Patty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Nasty Patty

    March 1, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 7

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  • 23
    Frankendoodle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Frankendoodle

    January 21, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 4

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  • 24
    Krusty Krab Training Video is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Season 3, Episode 18

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  • 25
    Arrgh! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes
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    Arrgh!

    March 15, 2000

    Season 1, Episode 34

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