# Episode Image Release Date
10 Ripped Pants
July 17, 1999
9 Sand Castles in the Sand
March 16, 2009
8 Scavenger Pants
November 9, 2017
7 My Leg!
May 8, 2018
6 Wet Painters
May 10, 2002
5 Sailor Mouth
September 21, 2001
4 Pizza Delivery
August 14, 1999
3 Mimic Madness
February 25, 2017
2 Chocolate with Nuts
June 1, 2002
1 Band Geeks
September 7, 2001

Honorable Mentions

Episode Image Release Date Why It's Not on the List
January 17, 2000 "Something I like about many of the good SpongeBob  episodes is you can look back on them as an adultand see a deeper meaning, which is certainly the case with Suds. It basically teaches people about the dangers of self-medicating. The episode shows how trying to make a condition of yours better when you have no idea how to make it better can actually make it worse. But it also shows how you can realize when you're getting worse."
Krusty Krab Training Video
May 10, 2002 "This is easily the most colorful, unpredicatable and interesting training video I've ever seen, with a ton of good jokes crammed in. But... augh!! What is that formula?! It's gonna send me as mad as Plankton!"
Have You Seen This Snail?
November 11, 2005 "There are some great SpongeBob specials out there like Dunces and Dragons or Friend or Foe, but I think Have You Seen This Snail is a great combination of humor, storytelling, and overall good feels. I think a lot of people lost pets as kids. I personally lost six mice and four guinea pigs... and three fish and... two cats, and... seven snails. Anyway, my imcompetence aside, I think losing a pet is a pretty relatable feeling to many people. Normally, I groan at the "lost pet" cliche in cartoons, but this episode portrays it straightforward and with no manipulation. But I suspect what many people remember most about this episode is that really nice song. I think it touches on notes that both the young and the older can relate to. I think it's the kind of song that takes SpongeBob out of just being entertainment for kids, and hits a universal emotional note."
Squid Noir
November 10, 2017 "I think many animated kids' shows have at least one noir-style episode , but this episode perfectly combines the craziness of the show with that calmness and melancholy of the noir style. It even has some great parodies thrown in. It gives the noir style the full treatment, and it comes out with a fun little mystery and a satisfying, albeit simple, ending."


  • First time PhantomStrider collaborates with "The Mysterious Mr. Enter". He also got to collaborate with "Jem Reviews" in the "Sailor Mouth" review.
  • He has reviewed Season 6's "Sand Castles in the Sand" in Best Episodes of Bad Cartoons 3 years prior to this video (May 23, 2016).
  • This list was made to celebrate SpongeBob's 20th anniversary, it was also made to the memory of the creator, Stephen Hillenburg who passed away before the 20th anniversary.
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