As one of the most popular cartoons of all time, Spongebob Squarepants has become an important asset to practically everyone’s childhood (and most likely adulthood). With so many memorable episodes, the sponge has left an eternal impact on Nickelodeon viewers. Here are just 15 of the best Spongebob episodes of all time.
15. No Weenies Allowed
Spongebob repeatedly tries to get into the “tough guys only” hangout, the Salty Spitoon, to prove he is NOT a weenie.
14. Just One Bite
When Spongebob finds out that Squidward has never had a Krabby Patty before, he just can’t believe what he is hearing, so he pesters Squidward to try just one bite.
(My childhood dream was to try a Krabby Patty so I’d volunteer as tribute for Squidward ANY DAY)
13. Ripped Pants
After embarrassing himself by ripping his pants while trying to lift weights with Sandy and Larry, Spongebob decides to use his ripping pants to get more attention and laughter from the crowd at Goo Lagoon.
12. The Fry Cook Games
Representing the Krusty Krab in the Fry Cook Games, Spongebob competes against the recruited contender for the Chum Bucket – Patrick.
11. Sailor Mouth
While taking out the trash at the Krusty Krab, Spongebob finds words written on a dumpster that he did not understand. When he asked Patrick if he knew what they meant, Patrick tells him the word is a “sentence enhancer” and is used “when you want to talk fancy” so naturally, they walk around saying it. They later find out that the word is, in fact, a swear word.
10. Krusty Krab Training Video
Spongebob is the subject of the Krusty Krab’s training video for new employees. While the video goes into detail about the restaurant’s history, keeping the workplace clean, and being a good employee, Spongebob just wants to know how to make a Krabby Patty.
9. Idiot Box
Spongebob and Patrick throw out a TV to play with the box it came in. Using their imagination, they mountain climb, launch into space, and have a robot-pirate battle.. all of which Squidward can hear. Squidward spends the episode trying to figure out how Spongebob and Patrick are creating such realistic sound effects.
After investigating the Flying Dutchman’s ghost ship, Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward are forced to work as the ship’s ghostly crew, scaring everyone under the seven seas (or at least trying to), for all eternity.
7. Rock Bottom
When Spongebob and Patrick accidentally boarded the wrong bus to go home from Glove World, they find themselves in the depths of Rock Bottom. After Patrick mistakenly leaves Spongebob behind, Spongebob makes many unsuccessful attempts to get out of Rock Bottom.
After a “magic” pencil falls to the ocean floor, Spongebob and Patrick begin to doodle with it. Things get a little out of control when one of Spongebob’s doodles comes to life and wreaks havoc across Bikini Bottom.
5. Graveyard Shift
Mr. Krabs decides to keep the Krusty Krab open for 24 hours in order to make more money, so Spongebob and Squidward are forced to work all night. As entertainment, Squidward tells a “fictional” story of the Hash-Slinging Slasher to scare Spongebob.
4. The Camping Episode
Squidward (unsuccessfully) attempts to prove his ability to embrace the outdoorsy lifestyle by joining Spongebob and Patrick as they go camping.
3. Pizza Delivery
Spongebob and Squidward are sent by Mr. Krabs on a trek to deliver the Krusty Krab’s first ever pizza.
2. Chocolate with Nuts
In hopes of living a fancy lifestyle, Spongebob and Patrick decide to go door to door selling chocolate bars to raise money. They do whatever it takes and meet some interesting people along the way.
1. Band Geeks
In one of the most memorable episodes of the series, Squidward recruits inexperienced citizens of Bikini Bottom to play in his marching band in order to prove his worth to his rival Squilliam Fancyson. Squidward faces rather difficult challenges to get them in shape for their performance at the Bubble Bowl.