The Best Flying Dutchman Episodes on 'SpongeBob SquarePants'

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Vote up the best episodes with The Flying Dutchman storylines.

There are so many great episodes of Spongebob Squarepants, that it can be hard to narrow it down. So we’re focusing on the best Flying Dutchman moments and scenes. Which are your favorite Flying Dutchman episodes? 

Some of the funniest Flying Dutchman episodes include “Scaredy Pants,” and “The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom.” However, they are not necessarily the best Flying Dutchman episodes. Perhaps you prefer “Your Shoe’s Untied” or “Ghost Host.” 

One of the funniest Flying Dutchman scenes is when he is teaching Plankton how to be a ghost. However, there are a lot of funny Flying Dutchman episodes. That’s why we need you to weigh in and vote, so we can figure out which are the all-time best. 


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    Money Talks

    Money Talks
    Photo: Spongebob Squarepants / Nickelodeon

    Once again, The Flying Dutchman comes to teach Mr. Krabs a lesson about being too obsessed with money. In this episode, Mr. Krabs becomes enamored with the idea of money talking, after a customer offers $5 to kick some other patrons out of their table. When he's shouting at his money one night, desperate for it to respond to him, The Flying Dutchman overhears and offers to grant his wish, as long as Mr. Krabs gives up his soul. Mr. Krabs immediately agrees, but his money starts to drive him crazy, because he likes to hoard it, but it wants to be spent. He begs The Flying Dutchman to break the deal, but he refuses. Thankfully, Spongebob appears, dressed as a ghost, claiming that he had already been sold Mr. Krabs' soul, so The Flying Dutchman has to leave.

    Original Airing: July 31, 2007

    Season: 5

    Episode Number: 8

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    5 VOTES

    Ghoul Fools

    Ghoul Fools
    Photo: Spongebob Squarepants / Nickelodeon

    In this episode, Spongebob and Patrick find a houseboat that's being haunted by ghost pirates. While on the boat, they learn that the ghosts are in Bikini Bottom because the ship has a broken head gasket. Lord Poltergeist, captain of the ship, takes Spongebob and his friend's souls, but gives them a doubloon to buy the ship a new part. When Mr. Krabs sees the doubloon, he wants to come back to the ghost ship to try and steal the rest of the money. However, it turns out that the money belonged to The Flying Dutchman all along. He turns into a torpedo and sucks everyone into a void for trying to steal his gold. If you're a fan of this episode, there is a book based on it, called Haunted Houseboat

    Original Airing: October 21, 2011

    Season: 8

    Episode Number: 10

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    21 VOTES
    Shanghaied
    Photo: Spongebob Squarepants / Nickelodeon

    When an anchor drops down onto their homes, Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward climb up it, to see whose ship has disturbed them. Turns out, it's the ship of The Flying Dutchman, and since they've snuck aboard, he now wants to keep them there forever. Spongebob and Patrick manage to earn three wishes from The Flying Dutchman, after they steal his dining sock, which he apparently cannot eat without. Spongebob uses one of his wishes to turn The Flying Dutchman into a vegetarian, so he cannot eat them. It's a genius plan, until The Flying Dutchman just turns them into fruit...

    • Original Airing: March 09, 2001
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: 19
    • Series: SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Ghost Host / Chimps Ahoy!
    Video: YouTube

    In this episode, The Flying Dutchman really leans on Spongebob after his ship gets damaged and he needs to crash with him as it gets repaired. However, he's not the greatest guest, as he scares Spongebob so regularly, that it eventually becomes old, and loses its effect. This worries The Flying Dutchman, as he fears that he's lost his touch. Eventually, when The Flying Dutchman wants to give up, Spongebob convinces him to try one more time, by scaring Squidward, who supposedly doesn't believe in ghosts. He is successful, terrifying Squidward and gaining his confidence back. The Flying Dutchman reveals at the end of the episode that his ship had been repaired for three months. 

    • Original Airing: May 05, 2006
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Series: SpongeBob SquarePants