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The Best 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Episodes

Updated March 9, 2020 94.4k votes 8.3k voters 257.3k 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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    Pizza Delivery

    August 14, 1999

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 1, Episode 10

    "Pizza Delivery" is the first segment of the fifth episode of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. The episode was written by Sherm Cohen, Aaron Springer, and Peter Burns,...  more
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    The Camping Episode

    April 3, 2004

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 38

    SpongeBob and Patrick decide to go camping for the weekend, they camp out in the backyard. Squidward lures a sea bear to the campsite by doing stuff that would allure a sea bear....
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    Graveyard Shift

    September 6, 2002

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 24

    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...  more
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    Band Geeks

    September 7, 2001

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    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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    The Idiot Box

    March 1, 2002

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 8

    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...  more
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    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 20

    "Chocolate with Nuts" is the 12th episode of the third season, and the 52nd overall episode of American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. It is written by Paul Tibbitt, Kaz, Kent...  more
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    Shanghaied

    Mar 09 2001

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 2, Episode 22

    When a giant anchor falls onto SpongeBob's house, Squidward, SpongeBob and Patrick decide to climb the anchor, and they find the boat of the Flying Dutchman and he imprisons them....  more
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    Rock Bottom

    March 15, 2000

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 1, Episode 35

    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...  more
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    Wet Painters

    May 10, 2002

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 17

    Mr. Krabs has SpongeBob and Patrick paint the inside of his house, with a strict rule not to get paint on anything besides the wall because the paint is permanent. But they accidentally spill paint...  more
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    Club SpongeBob

    July 12, 2002

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 22

    SpongeBob and Patrick's club is too small for Squidward... literally. But Squidward forces his way in, "propelling" the clubhouse into the middle of nowhere....  more
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    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 2, Episode 14

     

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    The Fry Cook Games

    September 28, 2001

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 2, Episode 30

    SpongeBob's representing the Krusty Krab in the Fast Food Olympics. Representing the Chum Bucket, his challenger...Patrick!...  more
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    Sailor Mouth

    Sep 21 2001

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 2, Episode 27

    Patrick's parents are coming over and Patrick doesn't want to look stupid, so he tells SpongeBob to be stupider than him....  more
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    SB-129

    December 31, 1999

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 1, Episode 28

    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...  more
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    Just One Bite

    October 5, 2001

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 2, Episode 31

    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....  more
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    F.U.N.

    September 18, 1999

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 1, Episode 21

    SpongeBob tries to be friends with Plankton, whom SpongeBob thinks is only evil because he's lonely and made fun of. But Mr. Krabs doesn't believe it. He knows Plankton is evil on the inside. He puts...
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    Dying For Pie

    December 28, 2000

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 2, Episode 10

    It's employee brotherhood day and Squidward has nothing to give to SpongeBob, so he accidentally gives SpongeBob a pie bomb. Squidward spends the whole day with SpongeBob because SpongeBob only has...  more
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    Nasty Patty

    March 1, 2002

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 7

    A health inspector shows up at the Krusty Krab, and while he is there, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs see the news about a guy passing himself off as a health inspector to get free food. Mr. Krabs is so...
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    No Weenies Allowed

    March 15, 2002

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 11

    Sandy and Spongebob line up at the Salty Spitoon, the toughest club in Bikini Bottom. Sandy gets in, but Spongebob gets kicked out since the club is too tough for him. Spongebob must find a way to...  more
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    Frankendoodle

    January 21, 2002

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 4

    SpongeBob and Patrick find a magic pencil. When SpongeBob draws himself, it comes to life and causes chaos around Bikini Bottom. So now SpongeBob and Patrick must erase it before things go terribly...
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    Bubblestand

    July 17, 1999

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 1, Episode 4

    SpongeBob opens up a bubblestand offering bubbles and lessons for 25 cents, Patrick arrives. After Squidward hears them making noise by blowing bubbles, he comes out of his house and reprimands them....  more
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    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 18

    This episode is a training video for new employees of the Krusty Krab. The video goes over the basics of being an employee, such as: good hygiene, clean work area, being a good employee, and dealing...  more
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    Squid on Strike

    October 12, 2001

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 2, Episode 33

    After not getting their paycheck from Mr. Krabs and instead, getting a note that says they're being charged to breathe and other silly things, SpongeBob and Squidward decide to go on strike....  more
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    The Snowball Effect

    February 22, 2002

    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 5

    Old man winter just brought Bikini Bottom a blanket of snow. SpongeBob and Patrick have a snowball fight, which is constantly annoying Squidward. So he claims that snowball fights are for immature...  more
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    SeriesSpongeBob SquarePants

    Season 3, Episode 39

    SpongeBob Meets the Strangler: SpongeBob goes on his early litter patrol when he catches The Strangler. After he calls the police, The Strangler (disguised with a fake mustache) decides to be...  more