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The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes

Updated March 9, 2020 93.2k votes 8.1k voters 254.3k 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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    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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    Pizza Delivery

    August 14, 1999

    Season 1, Episode 10

    "Pizza Delivery" is the first segment of the fifth episode of the American animated television...  more
  • 3
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    379

    The Camping Episode

    April 3, 2004

    Season 3, Episode 38

    SpongeBob and Patrick decide to go camping for the weekend, they camp out in the backyard....
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    380

    Graveyard Shift

    September 6, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 24

    After Mr. Krabs decides to keep the Krusty Krab open 24 hours a day in a new scheme to get...  more
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    Season 3, Episode 20

    "Chocolate with Nuts" is the 12th episode of the third season, and the 52nd overall episode of...  more
  • 6
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    The Idiot Box

    March 1, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 8

    SpongeBob and Patrick buy a big screen TV, just so they can use the box using imagination,...  more
  • 7
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    144

    Shanghaied

    Mar 09 2001

    Season 2, Episode 22

    When a giant anchor falls onto SpongeBob's house, Squidward, SpongeBob and Patrick decide to...  more
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    Rock Bottom

    March 15, 2000

    Season 1, Episode 35

    SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally get on the wrong bus coming out of an amusement park called...  more
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    Club SpongeBob

    July 12, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 22

    SpongeBob and Patrick's club is too small for Squidward... literally. But Squidward forces his...  more
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    Wet Painters

    May 10, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 17

    Mr. Krabs has SpongeBob and Patrick paint the inside of his house, with a strict rule not to...  more
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    Season 2, Episode 14

     

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    Sailor Mouth

    Sep 21 2001

    Season 2, Episode 27

    Patrick's parents are coming over and Patrick doesn't want to look stupid, so he tells...  more
  • 13
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    The Fry Cook Games

    September 28, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 30

    SpongeBob's representing the Krusty Krab in the Fast Food Olympics. Representing the Chum...  more
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    SB-129

    December 31, 1999

    Season 1, Episode 28

    Squidward hides in the Krusty Krab inside a freezer, and SpongeBob and Patrick try to look for...  more
  • 15
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    F.U.N.

    September 18, 1999

    Season 1, Episode 21

    SpongeBob tries to be friends with Plankton, whom SpongeBob thinks is only evil because he's...
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    Just One Bite

    October 5, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 31

    Squidward takes his first bite of a Krabby Patty, and, although he tells SpongeBob he hates...  more
  • 17
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    227

    Dying For Pie

    December 28, 2000

    Season 2, Episode 10

    It's employee brotherhood day and Squidward has nothing to give to SpongeBob, so he...  more
  • 18
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    195

    Bubblestand

    July 17, 1999

    Season 1, Episode 4

    SpongeBob opens up a bubblestand offering bubbles and lessons for 25 cents, Patrick arrives....  more
  • 19
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    342

    No Weenies Allowed

    March 15, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 11

    Sandy and Spongebob line up at the Salty Spitoon, the toughest club in Bikini Bottom. Sandy...  more
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    Nasty Patty

    March 1, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 7

    A health inspector shows up at the Krusty Krab, and while he is there, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs...
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    Frankendoodle

    January 21, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 4

    SpongeBob and Patrick find a magic pencil. When SpongeBob draws himself, it comes to life and...
  • 22
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    Squid on Strike

    October 12, 2001

    Season 2, Episode 33

    After not getting their paycheck from Mr. Krabs and instead, getting a note that says they're...  more
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    32

    The Snowball Effect

    February 22, 2002

    Season 3, Episode 5

    Old man winter just brought Bikini Bottom a blanket of snow. SpongeBob and Patrick have a...  more
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    Season 3, Episode 18

    This episode is a training video for new employees of the Krusty Krab. The video goes over the...  more
  • 25
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    Arrgh!

    March 15, 2000

    Season 1, Episode 34

    SpongeBob and Patrick play a pirate board game based on a real treasure map. Mr. Krabs joins...  more