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The Best Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants

Every episode of SpongeBob SquarePants ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants!

Deep down in the Pacific Ocean in the subterranean city of Bikini Bottom lives a square yellow sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, and has a knack for getting into all kinds of trouble without really trying. When he's not getting on the nerves of his cranky next door neighbor Squidward, SpongeBob can usually be found smack in the middle of all sorts of strange situations with his best buddy, the simple yet lovable starfish, Patrick, or his thrill-seeking surfer-girl squirrel pal, Sandy Cheeks.

Genres:AnimationComedyFamilySci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:Nickelodeon

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants" is "Rock Bottom", rated 10/10 from 1 user votes. It was directed by Ennio Torresan Jr. and written by Paul Tibbitt, David Fain, Ennio Torresan Jr.. "Rock Bottom" aired on 3/15/2000 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Hooky".

  • Rock Bottom
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #1 - Rock Bottom

    Season 1 Episode 35 - Aired 2000-03-15

    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 Bikini Bottom, and leaves SpongeBob by mistake. How will SpongeBob ever get home?

    Director: Ennio Torresan Jr.

    Writer: Paul Tibbitt, David Fain, Ennio Torresan Jr.

  • Hooky
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #2 - Hooky

    Season 1 Episode 40 - Aired 2000-04-08

    Patrick introduces SpongeBob to a carnival but this "carnival" is really colored fishing hooks dropped by fishermen on land. Mr. Krabs warns SpongeBob to stay away and how dangerous they are, but Patrick keeps on talking about how fun they are. Who will SpongeBob listen to, Patrick or Mr. Krabs?

    Director: Sherm Cohen

    Writer: Sherm Cohen, Vincent Waller, Merriwether Williams

  • The Secret Box
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #3 - The Secret Box

    Season 2 Episode 25 - Aired 2001-09-07

    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 Patrick is sleeping.

    Director: Walt Dohrn

    Writer: Paul Tibbitt, Merriwether Williams, Walt Dohrn

  • Band Geeks
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #4 - Band Geeks

    Season 2 Episode 26 - Aired 2001-09-07

    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.

    Director: Aaron Springer

    Writer: C.H. Greenblatt, Aaron Springer, Merriwether Williams

  • Jellyfish Hunter
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #5 - Jellyfish Hunter

    Season 2 Episode 29 - Aired 2001-09-28

    Mr. Krab's turns SpongeBob's idea for 'Jelly Krabby Patties' into a colossal customer favorite, and it leads to trouble when the local population of jellyfish become hunted to near-extinction.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Club SpongeBob
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #6 - Club SpongeBob

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2002-07-12

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • That's No Lady
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #7 - That's No Lady

    Season 4 Episode 29 - Aired 2006-11-25

    A misunderstanding over a vacation getaway advertisement causes Patrick to think he must "get out of town" or face dire consequences. SpongeBob can't bear the thought of his best buddy moving away, so he decides to do what he can to hide Patrick's identity from his "pursuers." After many failed attempts at disguises, they finally settle on the perfect one: Patrick is transformed into a girl, Patricia, to be exact. Patricia catches the eye of Mr. Krabs and soon she becomes the most charming waitress/waiter at the Krusty Krab.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Getaway
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #8 - The Getaway

    Season 10 Episode 13 - Aired 2017-06-10

    When SpongeBob mistakes an escaped convict for his driving instructor, it’s the new teacher who learns a lesson.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dumped
    9.7/10 4,882 votes

    #9 - Dumped

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2001-03-05

    Suddenly, Gary seems to be hanging out with Patrick more than SpongeBob. SpongeBob thinks it's because he loves Patrick more. But, what's the real reason that Gary is attached to Patrick all of a sudden?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Frankendoodle
    9.5/10 1,697 votes

    #10 - Frankendoodle

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2002-01-21

    SpongeBob creates DoodleBob.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Can You Spare a Dime?
    9.5/10 1,960 votes

    #11 - Can You Spare a Dime?

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2002-03-08

    Squidward quits his job after Mr. Krabs accuses him of stealing the first dime he ever made, but Squidward has a hard time finding a new job.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Squilliam Returns
    9.5/10 2,261 votes

    #12 - Squilliam Returns

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2002-03-15

    When Squidward's old school rival, Squilliam, returns to Bikini Bottom to brag to Squidward, Squidward tells him that he owns a five star restaurant to get him to stop. Squidward must get Spongebob to turn the Krusty Krab into a fancy restaurant before Squilliam arrives.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Grandma's Kisses
    9.3/10 1,734 votes

    #13 - Grandma's Kisses

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2001-03-06

    SpongeBob asks his grandma not to kiss him because her public displays of affection are embarrassing.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Ripped Pants
    9.2/10 2,242 votes

    #14 - Ripped Pants

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1999-07-17

    While at Goo Lagoon, SpongeBob accidentally rips his pants while trying to impress Sandy, causing everyone to laugh.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Peter Burns, Paul Tibbitt

  • Squeaky Boots
    9.2/10 1,875 votes

    #15 - Squeaky Boots

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 1999-09-04

    Mr. Krabs gives SpongeBob a pair of "special" boots because he bought them for Pearl, but she didn't want them. Spongebob loves them, but the squeaking drives Mr. Krabs crazy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Squid's Day Off
    9.2/10 1,579 votes

    #16 - Squid's Day Off

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2000-11-02

    Squidward is put in charge of the Krusty Krab when Mr. Krabs goes to the hospital and decides to take the day off, but can't help thinking SpongeBob will do something wrong.

    Director: Walt Dohrn, Jim Schumann

    Writer: Paul Tibbitt, Merriwether Williams, Walt Dohrn

  • Survival of the Idiots
    9.2/10 1,485 votes

    #17 - Survival of the Idiots

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2001-03-05

    Despite Sandy's warning, SpongeBob and Patrick sneak into her treedome, during a terrible snowstorm and since the doorknob is frozen, SpongeBob and Patrick realize they have to wait until spring. Will SpongeBob and Patrick be able to survive the entire winter? Or will Sandy, and the cold weather, stop them first?

    Director: Aaron Springer

    Writer: C.H. Greenblatt, Aaron Springer, Merriwether Williams

  • No Free Rides
    9.2/10 1,477 votes

    #18 - No Free Rides

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2001-03-07

    To avoid another year with SpongeBob in her class, Mrs. Puff passes him with bogus extra credit and lets him have his license, but soon realizes that the consequences are beyond bad. When SpongeBob receives a new boat-mobile from his parents, Mrs. Puff attempts to steal it, and SpongeBob will stop at nothing to stop her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hall Monitor
    9.1/10 1,784 votes

    #19 - Hall Monitor

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 1999-08-28

    SpongeBob is finally given the chance to be a hall monitor at his boating school, but he wastes the school day giving a speech and doesn't get to do anything. That doesn't mean he can't be a Hall Monitor outside of school, right?

    Director: Chuck Klein

    Writer: Mr. Lawrence, Chuck Klein, Jay Lender

  • Doing Time
    9.1/10 1,345 votes

    #20 - Doing Time

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2002-01-21

    After SpongeBob accidentally drives into a shipment of juice to the senior home, Mrs. Puff is mistakenly arrested.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Paper
    9.0/10 1 votes

    #21 - The Paper

    Season 1 Episode 33 - Aired 2000-02-14

    SpongeBob gets a small piece of paper from Squidward to play with. Squidward thinks that the paper is useless and just gives it away. SpongeBob soon does many fun things with it, and makes Squidward very jealous.

    Director: Chuck Klein

    Writer: Mr. Lawrence, Chuck Klein, Jay Lender

  • Texas
    9.0/10 1 votes

    #22 - Texas

    Season 1 Episode 36 - Aired 2000-03-22

    Sandy gets homesick, so SpongeBob and Patrick do as much as they can to cheer her up. When they want to throw her a surprise party and she won't come, SpongeBob and Patrick make Sandy chase them to the Krusty Krab, where the party is being held.

    Director: Sherm Cohen

    Writer: Sherm Cohen, Vincent Waller, David Fain

  • Patty Hype
    9.0/10 1,394 votes

    #23 - Patty Hype

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2001-02-17

    The Krusty Krab hasn't had costumers in weeks, so SpongeBob comes up with an idea, but Mr. Krabs and Squidward laugh at the idea. So SpongeBob opens his own restaurant and becomes a huge success in Bikini Bottom.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Mr. Lawrence, Jay Lender, Bill Reiss

  • Welcome to the Chum Bucket
    9.0/10 1,286 votes

    #24 - Welcome to the Chum Bucket

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2002-01-21

    SpongeBob is forced to work at the Chum Bucket.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • One Krab's Trash
    9.0/10 1,204 votes

    #25 - One Krab's Trash

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2002-02-22

    Mr. Krabs has a garage sale and sells SpongeBob the most valuable of items.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A