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The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes  

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List Rules Vote 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, 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, 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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Shanghaied is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Mar 09 2001
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.
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The Secret Box is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
seelee added Sep 07 2001
Patrick keeps a small box everywhere he goes, and refuses to tell SpongeBob what's in it. Curiosity eventually gets the better of our spongy hero, as he decides to try and sneak a peek while ...more
28
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Nasty Patty Mar 01 2002
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 ...more
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Krusty Towers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Apr 01 2006
After Mr. Krab's gets a huge hotel bill he decides that he can make a profit from opening his own. When Patrick decides to visit the hotel Mr. Krabs demands Squidward to never deny a guest even ...more
30
Squidville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Nov 27 2000
Squidward is fed up with living next to Spongebob and Patrick, so he finds new neighbors who are more like himself. But then he begins to get bored and begins playing with a reef blower and ...more
31
Squid on Strike is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Oct 12 2001
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.
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Procrastination is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Nov 30 2001
SpongeBob has a hard essay. But he's trying to find things to distract himself from doing the essay. Then he dozes off and has a scary dream.
33
Can You Spare a Dime? is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Mar 08 2002
Squidward quits his job because Mr. Krabs accuses him of stealing his first dime he ever made. Squidward ends up on the street only to find himself being waited on hand and foot by SpongeBob ...more
34
Life of Crime is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
May 05 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 ...more
35
Jellyfishing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Jul 31 1999
SpongeBob and Patrick want to include Squidward in their jellyfishing fun, but Squid brushes them off only to be stung by a jellyfish while riding his bike! After Squidward returns from the ...more
36
The Algae's Always Greener is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Mar 22 2002
Plankton invents a machine enabling him to switch lives with Mr. Krabs. He then finds out that Mr. Krab's life isn't as good as it seems
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Hooky is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
seelee added Apr 08 2000
Mr. Krabs wants to make more money, and Squidward suggests a talent show. Everyone is invited, including SpongeBob's parents, and Squidward thinks he will be the best act. He even tries to make ...more
38
SpongeBob Meets the Strangler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Oct 11 2004
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
39
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Jun 01 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 ...more
40
Sleepy Time is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Jan 17 2000
SpongeBob discovers what all his friends are dreaming about, every time he enters a dream he ruins there dream and in the end everyone comes to his house and tells him to stop messing with there ...more
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Arrgh! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Mar 15 2000
SpongeBob and Patrick play a pirate board game based on a real treasure map. Mr. Krabs joins in and wins a bunch of times in a row. The next day, Mr. Krabs takes the two boys on a treasure hunt, ...more
42
Imitation Krabs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Dec 28 2000
In another attempt to steal the Krabby Patty formula, Plankton makes a robot that looks just like Mr. Krabs. But in order to get the formula, he will have to do some odd things as part of the ...more
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The Bully is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
seelee added Oct 05 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.
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Squilliam Returns is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
seelee added Mar 15 2002
Squidward's old school rival, Squilliam, returns to Bikini Bottom to brag to Squidward. Squidward tells Squilliam that he owns a five star restaurant to get him to stop. Squidward must get ...more
45
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MWE&more added Pickles Aug 21 1999
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Reef Blower is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
May 01 1999
There's a small clam shell in Squidward's yard and he carelessly kickes it into SpongeBob's yard. SpongeBob gets out his trusty reef blower. Squidward always seems to get the worst end of ...more
47
Pranks A Lot is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Oct 11 2004
SpongeBob and Patrick buy a prank called Invisible Spray. After taunting each other with the spray, they run out and decide to haunt Bikini Bottom while being invisible, preferably being ghosts. ...more
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Pressure is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Pressure
Sponegobob goes on land
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Plankton's Army is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Darkchrome added Plankton's Army Jan 19 2004
It's the 25th anniversary of Plankton's first attempt to steal the Krabby Patty Secret Formula, and Plankton is lurking around for another attempt, his relatives.
50
The Snowball Effect is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes
Feb 22 2002
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 ...more