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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Today, you have the unfortunate luck of reading my Top/Bottom 10's for the first ten seasons. If you're a SBM member (Or at least was) then you've likely seen and (hopefully) ignored my countless spew of threads. For the sake of convenience to not spam this website that has yet to be tainted by my writing skills this is the ultimate thread to dump all my material. So bare with me, and regrettably enjoy my Top/Bottom 10's for each Season.

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Greetings. I am McSponge. A user who has spent tons of hours writing reviews on different SpongeBob episodes during the past year. A user who goes into detail when doing solo reviews for new episodes when they first come out. A user who usually produces threads that aren't that successful, and last maybe a week at most. Over a year ago I began working on a project I've been very anxious to get done. A project where I rank every episode in each Season, then create a list going into detail regarding the top and bottom episodes of each Season. On January 2nd 2017, I began working on the very first of these lists, my picks for the Top 10 Worst Season 1 SpongeBob Episodes. Recently I've finally finished covering the first 10 Seasons, as well as giving my personal favorites and least favorites of the series. I've posted all of these on an obscure website that you're not going to find. Starting today, and on a regular basis, I'm going to create threads containing these lists (One per each Season). I don't want to post them all in a row, seeing how that would be ridiculous spam, so I intend on spacing out the time when I post them, whether it'd be a week between threads, a few days between threads, etc. One thing I can't stand is when someone starts a list, but takes forever to upload the individual parts to the list. I'd personally rather read it when it's either finished, or if it's complete when originally posted. So, enjoy my picks entirely for the Top 10 Worst and Best episodes of SpongeBob's First Season. Keep in mind, this was written a little over a year ago, so my writing/reviewing skills are much worse than they are now. The lists won't start to get good until around Season 5, I'm afraid. So, without further ado, here they are.

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I am a huge SpongeBob fan, no doubt about it. SpongeBob is in either my top 5 favorite TV shows of all time, or my top 3 favorite TV shows of all time (Depending on my mood). I enjoy watching, and reviewing new SpongeBob episodes (Something you'll see in future entries of Da Blog!), as well as doing top 10's for SpongeBob's. For every season, there are good episodes, and bad episodes. Today, I am counting down my picks, for the top 10 Worst Episodes of SpongeBob's first Season. Please note: I do not consider all of these to be bad. Some seasons have few bad episodes, some have a lot. So, some of the episodes lower on the list, aren't as bad as the higher ones. Note, this is based on my opinions, and how I feel the quality of the episode is like.
 
Also, if you're reading this, and you haven't watched these Season 1 SpongeBob episodes yet (Although it's likely you have seen them), I recommend watching the episodes first, because there will be spoilers.
 
So, let's get started...
 
10. Reef Blower
Original Airdate: 5-1-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward
Plot: SpongeBob tries to get rid of a reef in his yard, with a reef blower.
Fun Fact: This is the first "short" in the series.
 
This is honestly the best episode on this list. This was originally going to be #5, but when I relooked at the list, I realized that this episode is by far better than episodes coming up on the list! Reef Blower is a goofy, fun, and simple episode. It's very unique for being the only SpongeBob episode with no dialogue, as well as the only episode less than 7 or 11 minutes, that's not in Season 5. This episode has plenty of good comedic moments, and it holds up as a simple, and nice, unique episode. So why is this episode on the list? Well, considering how short it is in length, as well as being restricted from having a good plot, and plenty of characters, and dialogue, this episode suffers from having a lower quality than other episodes in the season. The only spoken word by a character in this episode is "You!", and even then, that wasn't even in sound, but rather a small subtitle. I do enjoy the jokes of the episode, as well as the comedic ending to the climax, with SpongeBob sucking away all the ocean's water, and how Squidward got the karma he deserved at the end of the episode, after starting the whole madness to begin with, by kicking the reef into SpongeBob's yard. But still, this episode has far too simple a plot, to compare to other episode of the season, and suffers from having an anti climactic climax (Except for the ending to it, with the water being sucked away), and the episode just work that well. It's a decent episode, better than the rest on this list, but it doesn't have as much quality as other episodes in the season.
 
 
 
9. Valentine's Day
Original Airdate: 2-14-2000
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick
Plot: SpongeBob plans to get Patrick the best valentine's day gift in the world, with the help of Sandy. But what happens when Sandy faces trouble, preventing her from helping SpongeBob deliver Patrick's gift on time?
Fun Fact: This is one of the least aired episodes of the first Season, being that it's only ever really reran around Valentine's Day.
 
Right off the bat, this episode is pretty forgettable. In fact, before I reached this episode when ranking the season's episodes, I forgot this one existed! It's one of the weakest episodes in the season, and one of the weakest Holiday focused episodes from this series. The Jokes are very forgettable, and there aren't even that many funny moments . The only really funny part of this episode is when Patrick is staring at his hand, angry during a montage, which is pretty darn funny. But that's about it. The climax of the episode (Patrick going insane) isn't really all that funny, but rather just plain annoying. Patrick tries to take away everyone else's Valentine's, and isn't really done in any funny, or amazing way. The ending to the episode was pretty decent, but the lack of jokes in this episode, really kills it. The plot seems too simple, and bland for my taste. Don't get me wrong, I love a simple plotline  :wub:  , some of the best episodes of the series has a simple plotline, including some of the best from the season! But this episode's plot is just too bland, and somewhat unoriginal. I do admire the giant chocolate heart balloon, but honestly, that's the only good part of the plot. It's just somewhat stressful, and annoying when SpongeBob tries to stall Patrick on the Ferris Wheel, and the episode just fails. It's a weak episode, and not that good. It's alright, but it's not an episode I would watch too often.
 
8. Employee of the Month
Original Airdate: 10-2-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Plot: SpongeBob becomes overly competitive with Squidward to earn the "Employee of the Month" award.
Fun Fact: This episode marks the debut of SpongeBob's consistent employee of the month awards.
 
Now this is an episode I used to enjoy, but now I feel as if it's quite weak. The plot is pretty generic, 2 characters drive each other insane in a competition to win something. The plot itself does allow a good amount of funny jokes to occur (From how over the top they get to restraining each other from getting to the Krusty Krab, with having SpongeBob roped onto an anchor, and Squidward being attached to a ship; as well as Squidward and SpongeBob going insane while cleaning up at the Krusty Krab to impress Mr. Krabs), but it falls on it's face other times. The plot doesn't have a good effect on the episode at times, like when SpongeBob constantly tries to prove he's better than Squidward at the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob just goes insane in this episode, and a lot of the time, it doesn't work. Things do pick up when Squidward gets involved, but by the end of the episode, when the Krusty Krab blows up, the plot just went nowhere. I guess this episode was mainly created to have plenty of jokes, and while there are some good jokes in this episode, the jokes aren't enough to save the episode. The climax was "decent" I guess, and the ending made the plot feel pointless. This is a decent episode, but it definitely has it's flaws.
 
7. Nature Pants
Original Airdate: 9-11-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Jellyfish, Patrick
Plot: SpongeBob decides to leave civilization, and go wild, and live with the Jellyfish.
Fun Fact: This is the first episode to feature sea urchins.
 
This episode has some redeeming qualities to it, but all in all, is a pretty weak one. The ending of this episode is AWESOME, and I love seeing all the characters unite at SpongeBob's house (Even incorporating a heartfelt, yet comedic hug with Squidward), but that's probably the only redeeming part of this episode. The plot is ridiculous, as it's out of SpongeBob's character (Seriously, we see how addicted he is to working at the Krusty Krab in later episodes, even freaking out at the possibility of having the day off), and just seems a tad bit to out there for SpongeBob's character. I've seen him addicted to his job more than anything on the show, and that's saying something. Even still, the plot is somewhat insane, and the whole part involving Patrick acting insane, trying to catch SpongeBob is just too weird, and frustrating to witness. There aren't that many funny jokes in this episode, as there are only a few that work, and really the climax of this episode is pretty weak (What SpongeBob has to go through to leave Jellyfish fields). I will give the writers points for trying in this episode (As the ending is really something special  :)  ), but this episode is just too weak to enjoy. It's a bland episode, with only a few small jokes, and an ending to redeem it from being higher on the list. It's a mediocre episode.
 
6. Fools in April
Original Airdate: 4-1-2000
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob
Plot: SpongeBob drives Squidward insane with his constant April fools jokes, and Squidward gets revenge on SpongeBob by pulling an ultimate joke that ends up backfiring.
Fun Fact: This is the only episode in the series to take place on April Fools' Day.
 
This is another episode I used to like, but I don't really care for anymore. It's just weak to me. I don't care too much for this episode, as I find the 2nd half of this episode to just be plain bad. The first part does have some pretty funny jokes like SpongeBob pulling a joke on a fish for only giving him [big]1[/big] ice cube, when the fish asked for a couple, and SpongeBob breaks down laughing. It's goofy, and silly, and all in all funny  ^_^  . But then, comes the downfall of the episode  :unsure:  . Squidward ends up pulling off a very cruel (And somewhat painful) prank on SpongeBob. Squidward gets the hate he deserves, because he deserves it for going WAY too extreme, but that joke he pulls isn't the main reason why this is a relatively bad episode. It's what happens AFTER the joke is pulled. SpongeBob seems to be pulled in a depression, and Squidward becomes guilty, and tries to apologize to SpongeBob. This whole "Attempt" to apologize is extremely lame, and unfunny. It's almost boring, and really lowers my opinion on this episode. The climax (Obviously being the joke) is done well, as it makes me feel mad at Squidward (Which was obviously the purpose of the joke), but after the climax, it's just too boring. The only funny part of Squidward trying to apologize is when Patrick uses the string for the string can phone to floss his teeth, that's all. The ending is very boring, and basic, and the whole "plot twist" that SpongeBob was pulling an April Fools joke on Squidward just feels too rushed, and forced, and Squidward's reaction is pretty bad in my opinion. This is an episode close to being bad, but not exactly in the "bad" category.
 
5. Sandy's Rocket
Original Airdate: 9-4-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick use Sandy's Rocket, and accidently mistake Bikini Bottom for the moon, and the Bikini Bottom citizens for aliens.
Fun Fact: In 1999, Nickelodeon held a "Scratch-and-Sniff" promotion for their Nicktoons with Burger King. One of the stickers being none other than "Toothpaste and Peanut Butter". Even after the promotion ended, it wasn't until 2002 when Nick finally removed the logo of the "Scratch-and-Sniff" promotion from the scene in which the Toothpaste and Peanut butter gag took place in this episode.
 
Okay, I may get some hate for this one, but looking back at this episode, it's pretty...weak... For starters, this episode has possibly one of the worst endings of the season. It goes off on an unfunny cliff hanger, and the climax just drags out to the point where it's just not funny. Patrick and SpongeBob trapping everything, thinking of them as aliens, and stuffing them in the rocket plays out in a somewhat non-comical way. Squidward getting trapped was well done, and funny. But Mr. Krabs? The way he was trapped made you feel legitimately bad for him. What did he do to deserve this treatment? Sure if this episode was made in later seasons around certain episodes *CoughcoughOnecoursemealcoughcough*, then I'd be fine with it. Nah, I'm just fooling with you. But to be fair, I did feel legitimately bad Krabs, as well as all the other fish when they became trapped. I don't know why, it just didn't pull off as being funny to me. And when they trapped Sandy, that was plain dumb. Even more dumb than when SpongeBob and Patrick thought of each other as aliens (Although how Patrick trapped himself, that was funny). All in all, this episode had a unique, and interesting plot, that they threw away in exchange for this whole "Hunting aliens" sequence that dragged on far too long, and became so stale it was unfunny. The ending is an unresolved mess, and there aren't that many memorable jokes, outside of some of the gags early in the episode involving Patrick. This episode is partially bad, not fully bad, but close.
 
4. The Paper
Original Airdate: 2-14-2000
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward
Plot: SpongeBob does amazing acts with a piece of paper, making Squidward jealous.
Fun Fact: Due to being partnered up with Valentine's Day (An episode that hardly gets aired due to it's theming), this remains one of the most obscure episodes in the series, often being forgotten, or not even known by casual viewers of the show.
 
I used to love this episode. You know why? It was the last episode of Season 1 that was new to me, when I first watched it. I don't think I've actually watched this episode until around 2012/2013, which was only a few years ago. It was exciting to me to see an episode of SpongeBob I never saw before. You know why I never saw it before? It's paired up with Valentine's Day (Yes, #9 on this list), so it only airs around Valentine's Day. Once you actually look at the quality of this episode, ehh..., it's not good. The plot is EXTREMELY basic, possibly one of the weakest plots of the series, and there aren't any memorable jokes in this episode. There are some "Semi-funny" jokes, like SpongeBob doing impersonations of various creatures, but that's about it. This episode lacks a creative plot, funny jokes, good use of characters, a good ending, and a good climax. This episode is just a bad episode. While I look at is more as an "okay" episode in my own eyes, when I look at the quality of this episode, it's pretty bad. The main gimmick of this episode is SpongeBob's amazing feats with the paper, and after watching it a few times (Which is hard to do unless you own a copy of this episode) it gets really old, and really old fast.
 
3. Jellyfishing
Original Airdate: 7-31-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Jellyfish
Fun Fact: This episode actually DOES NOT mark the debut of the sport, Jellyfishing. Tea at the Treedome is actually the real first episode to debut this sport.
 
Hoo boy, let's jump right on into this one. This is an episode that I just can't stand anymore! I don't know why, I absolutely HATE this episode! For starters, the Jellyfish are at their absolute worst in this episode. They are nasty, constantly stinging the characters, and being very unlikable characters in this episode. What doesn't make sense is that they are totally tame characters in all other episodes of the series (Unless if they're pushed to torture, like in "SpongeBob's Last Stand", or "Jellyfish Hunter", which is when it makes logical sense to go into a stinging frenzy, but this episode is nonstop Jellyfish stinging!). I get it, it's a dopey idea for SpongeBob and Patrick to try to "Fish" for these stinging creatures, but the whole "Stinging" gag just goes on for far too long. Yes, there are some moments where the characters deserve it (Like the Large Jellyfish, considering Squidward was torturing it's offspring), but it just is way too much! There are too many unfunny moments in this episode, making it hard to watch. For starters, the scene where Squidward is bicycling, and he laughs constantly, going in the same direction as a Jellyfish, it drags on WAY too long! Plus, it's just all in all, uncomfortable, how Squidward collides with the Jellyfish (Although I will admit, the cheesy explosion from a simple bike wreck was funny  :P  ), and there are plenty of moments which try to be funny, but fail at it. SpongeBob licking his lips, SpongeBob & Patrick being chased by the Jellyfish, this episode just has WAY too many jokes that are either unfunny, or drag out far too long. My old rant on this episode was about how it's a Squidward Torture Episode. Nowadays, I can't stand using that phrase, considering how much it's overused. But, when I look past the whole "Torture" trope of this episode, it's still a very bad episode! The climax is lame, and drags out far too long, the ending is dumb, a lot of jokes fail, this episode is just a really bad episode in my eyes. I will give it the fact that it did have a pretty good plot, but it was just executed in such a horrible way. There is only 1 good part about this episode. The "Firmly Grasp it" joke was, and still is to this day, hilarious  :)  .
 
2. Squeaky Boots
Original Airdate: 9-4-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Plot: Mr. Krabs is driven nuts by the sound of squeaks, especially after dealing with listening to SpongeBob's over-the-top squeaking boots.
Fun Fact: This is the first episode we see the inside of Mr. Krabs' house.
 
Oh, this episode. This has, and still is to this day, in my opinion, ONE OF THE WORST EPISODES FROM SEASON 1!!!!!! I cannot stand this episode! Even when I was younger, I disliked plenty of scenes in this episode. One of the worst scenes from this season, in my opinion, which never seems to be talked about is the scene with Krabs at night. Ho boy, this is an AWFUL scene! Mr. Krabs gets BOTH OF HIS LEGS/FEET RIPPED OFF!!! Now, there are by far WAY WORSE injuries in SpongeBob (We'll get to some of those in future Top 10's), but this one always made me cringe at the pain Mr. Krabs was facing in this scene. You'd guess since it's done in a cartoony, non realistic looking way, I wouldn't give it much hate? Wrong! I hate this scene so much, as it drags out for far too long, and is barely funny. I will give it points for really expressing why Krabs goes insane from the Squeaking sound of the boots, but they could've done it in a far better way! Just remove the whole "Getting legs ripped off" part, and replace it with something goofy, like slipping on something, and there you go! A much better scene.  But even that probably wouldn't be able to save this episode. There are hardly any good, or memorable jokes in this episode, (The most impressive joke being the tricks SpongeBob did with the boots, which are more creative than funny), and this episode goes down as a pretty unfunny episode to me. The whole scene where Krabs goes insane, and breaks down with the bizarre Blue/White flashes of various characters, and objects with Squeaky noises, has never been a pleasure of mine to watch. Although my opinions on the scene have lightened up, I still dislike the scene, and I find it rather annoying. As a young kid, it would either creep me out, or seem to last forever in my taste. This episode just flops altogether. There are no really funny jokes, the plot is mediocre, there are unbearable scenes that last far too long, and I absolutely hate this episode. It's an awful episode in my opinion, and still holds up as one of the worst Season 1 episodes that was produced in SpongeBob.
 
Now, before we move on to Number 1, here are a few Dishonorable mentions, that almost made the list, but didn't make it.
 
1. Hooky
 
This episode doesn't have that many good jokes to it, and once you've already seen the ending to this episode once, it kind of ruins the climax, as well as the "Plot twist" that the hook grabbing on to SpongeBob was really Squidward. Luckily, this episode as an extremely creative plotline, and it really works well. The Plot Twist also provided this episode with a nice little lesson. I do consider this one of the weaker episodes of Season 1, the plotline, and moral do hold up the episodes. Plus, there are still a few funny jokes in this episode (A lot of Patrick's lines are pretty funny).
 
2. Tea at the Treedome
 
I don't know why, this episode just never seemed that funny to me. Sure, they have the famous "Pinkie Out" joke, and the "I don't need it" joke, but I really don't find those to be as funny as people make it. The episode has a really creative plot to it (I mean, just the whole concept of Sandy's life is pretty original, and creative), and has a satisfying ending. Plus, the climax was pretty funny too. This was a decent episode, which had some unfunny. bland moments, but had a good plot, some funny moments, and a good ending.
 
3. Suds
 
This is an episode I used to really dislike, but for some odd reason, I'm over it. There are tons of hilarious gags, like Dr. Patrick's procedures on SpongeBob, to Sandy's Reaction to SpongeBob's condition when she arrives, to "Old Magazine". Plus, there's a nice little lesson at the end of the episode. Ultimately, this is a funny, and quite solid episode.
 
Now, it's time.
 
Prepare yourselves...for the number 1, worst SpongeBob episode from Season 1 is...
 
1. I Was a Teenage Gary
Original Airdate: 10-28-1999
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Gary
Plot: After failing to take care of Gary while SpongeBob is gone, Squidward is forced to help SpongeBob insert a special medicine into Gary, to help cure Gary. But what happens when Squidward misses Gary, and hit SpongeBob? SpongeBob turns into a snail!
Fun Fact: This is the second Halloween themed episode in the series, begin partnered up with the classic Halloween themed episode, Scaredy Pants.
 
This is it, this is the one. The one. Possibly the most hated SpongeBob season 1 episode there is out there. And, I can't blame the haters. This is downright the worst episode of the season. My original list (I made back around May 2015) had Squeaky Boots at number 1, and this at number 3, but when I look back on this episode, I realize that the quality of this episode is worse than Squeaky Boots. Here's why. There are only 2 jokes in this episode I find chuckle worthy. Other than that, no funny jokes. The ending is pretty bad, with Squidward being turned into a snail too, and the episode just all in all flops. The plot is obviously meant to parody "I was a Teenage Werewolf", but it's done in such a bad manner. There are no funny jokes in this episode, other than the gag involving Squidward eating all the snail food, and the how Patrick throws a show at the Squidward snail. That's it. Squeaky Boots had at least creative looking gags that although they weren't that funny, the sights were silly, and it was a pleasure looking at. This episode isn't pleasant to look at, at all. The whole SpongeBob turning into a snail sequence is really awkward, and doesn't make me feel as if the scene is scary, nor funny. It's just bland. It's not scary, and it's not funny in the slightest. The episode has one uncomfortable moment, to another. It's not funny, the plot just goes all over to the place, and fails to be clever, the ending is unsatisfying, and the climax...eh...
 
I will give the writers credit for making the scene where SpongeBob stalks Squidward creepy, because it is a Halloween episode after all. It still gives me chills to this day, seeing the SpongeSnail at the windowsill of Squidward's house. Even then, this episode is downright the worst episode of the Season. I don't hate it as much as Squeaky Boots, but the quality of this episode is so weak, and bad, that it's clear this is the ultimate worst episode from this first season.
 
So there you have it, my picks for the worst 10 episodes of this season.
 
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There you have it, 1 episode I found close to good, 2 I found decent, and 6 I found that stink on ice. However though, if you like these episode, cool. I'm happy that you can enjoy these episodes, unlike myself. It's likely you'll like "Fools in April" or "Sandy's Rocket" and even "Jellyfishing" since I know those are episodes which are commonly liked. This list is not to hate on the season, in fact, there are a lot more good episodes than bad ones in this season. I will be posting a top 10 BEST episodes from SpongeBob Season 1, soon. But until then, I thank you for reading this list :)
 
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Now, a few days ago, I posted my picks for the Top 10 Worst SpongeBob Season 1 Episodes. Even though it was a worst list, I still enjoyed making it, but now it's time for the more positive side of Season 1. Unlike the worst list, where there are 3 episodes I absolutely hate, this list has 7 episodes I absolutely love!  :wub:  There are a lot more better episodes in Season 1 than bad episodes. This list is not only going to be featuring some of my favorite episodes from this season, but also episodes I enjoy, that have great quality to them! So sit back, relax, and enjoy my picks for the top 10 best SpongeBob episodes from their first season. Also Note: A lot of the episodes on the list are ones I saw when I was new to watching SpongeBob, so I'm nostalgic about them.
10. Arrgh!
Original Airdate: 3-15-2000
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Patrick
Plot: Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, and Patrick go treasure hunting.
Fun Fact: This is the first appearance of the Flying Dutchman since Scaredy Pants.
 
This is an episode I never really seemed to love in the past. I never really gave this episode much attention, since there were a lot better episodes from this season. But once I look back on this episode, and the quality to it, I truly find it to be a great episode! For starters, this episode is EXTREMELY FUNNY! This is one of the funniest episodes of the season, and I absolutely admire the comedy in this episode. Nonstop, there's tons of comedy in this episode. From Patrick mistakening "East" for "Weast", to Mr. Krabs' addiction to the board game at the beginning of this episode. Tehre are so many funny, comedic moments in this episode, that I just HAD to include it on the list! The plot is very adventurous, and the writers go towards more of an original route, rather than a generic "Treasure Hunting" story. I do enjoy the plot twist that Krabs was using the board game as a treasure map, and when I first saw this episode years ago, I honestly didn't expect it. The climax is a little dull, and I dislike how Krabs treats SpongeBob and Patrick at the end of the episode, but Krabs gets his consequences, when the Flying Dutchman appears, and rewards SpongeBob and Patrick with doubloons, and Mr. Krabs with the fake treasure from the board game, which ends off with the return of the hilarious "Sweaty" gag  :D  . I all in all really enjoy this episode, it has TONS of humor that works well, memorable moments, an adventurous plot, and best of all...
 
 
9. Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy II
Original Airdate: 4-8-2000
Main Characters: Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, SpongeBob, the Dirty Bubble
Plot: SpongeBob wins a contest, and earns an authentic "Conch Signal" prop from the MM&BB show. SpongeBob tries it out, and the heroes respond to his calls. What happens when he overuses his powers, Barnacle Boy takes it away from him, and Mermaid Man suggests that they should make SpongeBob their temporary sidekick?
Fun Fact: This is the only episode of the Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy "Saga" to not feature their regular theme song in the title card of the episode.
 
The first MM&BB is pretty weak in my opinion. There are too many jokes that just don't work in that episode, and the climax was pretty lame.
 
But this episode IMPROVES all of that  :D ! This episode has a pretty original plot, and I really enjoy the direction it goes in, rather than focusing on SpongeBob abusing his power on the conch the entire time, we get to see SpongeBob assist Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy. This episode truly is a gem, as it has great humor, funny running gags (Like Barnacle Boy getting blasted in the face with flames), an interesting plot, and an awesome new character, The Dirty Bubble! The Dirty Bubble really does make this episode's ending, as he provides as a great really enemy for MM&BB in the climax. It makes the climax more suspenseful, and entertaining. Not only that, but it also helps build MM&BB's trust with SpongeBob, what with him defeating the villain who has trapped MM&BB. As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of funny gags, as well as memorable quotes "You don't even remember breakfast you old coot", and "I got the donuts". This episode is really a great quality episode. It's not my favorite MM&BB episode, but I think it's one of the best. It really improved over the first one, as it had much better characters, by far a better climax, and a more complex plot. I do find this to be a really great quality episode.
 
8. Rock Bottom
Original Airdate: 3-15-2000
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Rock Bottom citizens, Patrick
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick take the wrong bus to a town, Rock Bottom. Patrick ends up going on the right bus, but SpongeBob fails to d so, and now has to find a bus to get out of Rock Bottom.
Fun Fact: This episode marks the debut of Rock Bottom, which would not return in the series until over 17 years later in the Season 10 episode, Out of the Picture, though Rock Bottom has been mentioned and shown various times over the years through other SpongeBob related pieces of media (Particularly comics).
 
This was an episode I used to really dislike. I didn't like the frightening vibes, the bizarre characters, the plot, and just all in all, I didn't like this episode . But now that I focus on the quality this episode has, I truly now enjoy it! For starters, the whole episode is extremely creative. The setting is very mysterious, and someone spooky, and there are really creative character designs for the monsters (That have quite the detail to them), and the whole plotline is original. I don't think I've ever seen any episode of a cartoon focusing on a character trying, and failing to catch a bus, which really makes this episode all the more special! There's tons of unique, and funny humor (From SpongeBob trying to get a Candy Bar, only to notice a nearby bus, fail to catch it, and have some random creature walk up, and steal the candy bar). To make things all the more special, this episode has an awesome ending! The bizarre red fish we witnessed earlier in the episode returns, and actually HELPS SpongeBob, making a really nice one time character, as well as a sweet ending (As well as comedy with Patrick going back on the bus, trying to go back to Rock Bottom to catch SpongeBob). This episode all in all, is a real high quality episode. It has a great, original plot, funny running gags, good use of foreshadowing, creative monster designs, a frightening climax (Which actually made me FEEL with SpongeBob), and a nice ending. This is a real great episode!
 
7. Culture Shock
Original Airdate: 9-18-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Plot: Squidward hosts a talent show at the Krusty Krab, and plans to become a star.
Fun Fact: This episode marks the debut of Pearl.
 
I don't know why, I always like it when a cartoon tries a stage show of their own. I don't know why, I just always enjoyed this type of premise of a talent show, in cartoons. I generally like talent shows in real life (America's Got Talent was a big favorite of mine last year, and I'm probably going to tune in again, this year), so it's enjoyable to watch a talent show in SpongeBob's world. This episode is one of my favorites, and has been for years. I love the variety in different acts (That can lead into VERY funny situations, like Pearl's Cheerleading Routine, or Poetry by Gary), as well as the variety of characters. This episode has a bunch of different characters appear, from Patrick to SpongeBob's parents, to Plankton, to Pearl (Making her debut in this episode). This episode has plenty of comedy, even outside the acts! SpongeBob treating mopping to floor like it's something truly special is hilarious, as is Patrick laughing uncontrollably at simple sentences. The ending is great, as SpongeBob earns the applauds he deserves, and there are tons of entertaining acts (From Squidward's Interpretive Dancing to SpongeBob's Absorbing act), this episode truly is a pleasure, and I really enjoy watching it.
 
6. MuscleBob BuffPants
Original Airdate: 9-25-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Sandy, Larry the Lobster
Plot: SpongeBob buys inflatable "Anchor Arms" to make himself appear stronger.
Fun Fact: Though the beach SpongeBob visits could be mistaken as being Goo Lagoon, SpongeBob actually visits Mussel Beach (An obvious parody of Muscle Beach)
 
Alright, here's the first of the episodes I saw early on as a SpongeBob fan, so no doubt about it, this was going to make the list. In fact, ALL of the following episodes are episodes I saw early on, so you can really see how nostalgic I am with these episodes  :wub:  . Many people consider this a pretty weak episode, and I can't blame them. But considering the fact that this was one of the earliest SpongeBob episodes I saw, I really still enjoy this episode to this day. I really find the premise of "Anchor Arms" to be quite original. The plot is simple, and it kind of gives the episode a charm to it (SpongeBob tries to work out; Sandy helps him; SpongeBob buys Anchor Arms; Sandy signs him up for an Anchor toss contest; SpongeBob gets discouraged; he then tries to do his best to win the contest; he fails, and reverts back to the way he was). It isn't complex, but it's still enjoyable. It feels like a typical plot we'd see in any other show, but the whole "Anchor Arms" element really adds on to this episode. It allows comedic moments, as well as important parts of the plot. There's A LOT of comedy in this episode to make up for the generic plot. Almost all of the Anchor Toss event is hilarious, with every single anchor crushing the length counter, as well as SpongeBob knocking his anchor over. Seeing SpongeBob basically act as all the tough guys' leader at the Juice Bar is very funny, as is the opening of SpongeBob working out. This episode does have some weaker moments, but there's good enough comedy, as well as a nice story to make up for it. All in all, I truly like this episode.
 
5. Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost
Original Airdate: 9-25-1999
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick think they killed Squidward, so Squidward pretends to be a ghost, and forces them to be his slave.
Fun Fact: This episode features the debut of the Flying Dutchman, who wouldn't make a speaking appearance until Scaredy Pants, as he's only seen and mentioned in a comic book SpongeBob and Patrick find.
 
Oh boy, this episode. This episode if FULL of comedy! There are tons of hilarious moments, from Patrick giving Squidward a watermelon to eat, whole, to SpongeBob and Patrick's game. There are just so many funny quotes that you can remember from this episode! From "Eep! You're bald!" to "Here lies Squidward, you may not remember him, but-", there are just too many funny moments to list in this episode  :D! The plot is very original, and even comedic in its own way! The way SpongeBob and Patrick end up "killing" Squidward is hilarious, as it's one coincidence after another, leaving it to be a very comedic scenario. This episode does drag on a little, but there's still plenty of hilarious moments, as well as the introduction to the Flying Dutchman! (His first appearance won't be until Scaredy Pants, but he appears on a magazine, and his backstory is revealed in this episode) Many people consider this to be a weak episode. I think otherwise. Sure, I can understand why "MuscleBob BuffPants" can be considered weak, but this one doesn't have any excuse! It has a comical plot, tons of hilarious gags, even multiple characters show up at Squidward's "funeral". The ending is a bit meh, but that doesn't compare to how great this episode is! Not only that, but this was the first ever episode of SpongeBob I have memory of seeing! That's right, this is the first episode of SpongeBob I watched, as I don't have any memory of the show before seeing this episode!
 
4. Pizza Delivery
Original Airdate: 8-14-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward
Plot: SpongeBob, and Squidward have to deliver a Krabby Patty pizza, but what happens when they get lost, and have to find their way to the customer's house, on foot?
Fun Fact: The original concept for the pilot episode (Squidward and SpongeBob going on a road trip) eventually evolved into this episode.
 
I don't think there's such a thing as a Top 10 Best SpongeBob Season 1 episode list, without this episode. This episode is truly one of the most famous episodes of the series, and rightfully so. There is just so much that's awesome about this episode! From the constant hilarious gags like SpongeBob hitchhiking, to Squidward eating coral, as well as the more clever, and still funny gags like the Moss gag, and the Rock gag. And who couldn't forget, the Krusty Krab Pizza song  :D  !
 
This episode has a very simple plot, but it works so well!!! It allows there to be hilarious interactions between Squidward and SpongeBob, as well as tons of hilarious gags in this episode  :wub:  ! And to make it even more special, there is a very heartwarming climax, when SpongeBob is rejected in such a nasty way by an ungrateful customer, only to have Squidward stand up for the poor little crying Sponge, after all they've been through, teach the guy a lesson for being such a jerk to the Sponge. You go Squidward! Teach that guy a lesson! Honestly, this is an amazing episode! There are so many perfect things about this episode, and it's only at number 4! What could be better!?
 
3. Home Sweet Pineapple
Original Airdate: 8-14-1999
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. SquarePants, Mrs. SquarePants
Plot: Nematodes eat SpongeBob's house, so SpongeBob has to find a new place to live, otherwise he'd have to move back in with his parents.
Fun Fact: Interestingly enough, this is the only episode of the series where SpongeBob wears a green baseball cap.
 
A lot of people don't really care that much for this episode, and I have absolutely no idea why. This episode is an awesome episode! It is FULL of comedy! It has as much comedy as Pizza Delivery does, and yet, people overlook this episode. From SpongeBob being happy because he and Gary are giant, to Squidward's "Oh No" "party", to Patrick helping SpongeBob rebuild SpongeBob's house, what's not to love about this episode!? Not only does this episode feature tons of hilarious gags, but it also includes hilarious running gags! From Patrick damaging his thumb {First on his own, then thanks to SpongeBob), to Patrick's nightmare. This episode has tons of funny gags, and a very interesting premise for that matter. It takes the whole "sea life creatures" to a whole new level with the nematodes, allowing the episode to a regular, old plotline, being sparked up with some originality. The episode's plot is also somewhat suspenseful in a way when you see it for the first time. Granted, I first witnessed this episode over a decade ago, but that doesn't mean this episode has some suspense. There's even some emotion to it. SpongeBob having to get rid of his pebble was a nice little break from the constant silliness, in exchange for some more emotional seriousness. And to top it all off, the episode even ended in a quite clever, and creative way. SpongeBob's tear causing the pebble to sprout into a new pineapple is genius! And Squidward's dance makes the suspenseful climax have humor to it! All in all, this episode works out perfectly. It has tons of great gags, an interesting plotline, an original, unique climax, and it all holds up. This is a truly amazing episode!
 
2. Walking Small
Original Airdate: 3-22-2000
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob
Plot: Plankton teaches SpongeBob to be more assertive (While secretly making SpongeBob clear everyone from Goo Lagoon, to make way for his own restaurant)
Fun Fact: This is the first Plankton-themed episode where Krabs is absent.
 
This is one of the most underrated episodes of all time. I kid you not, this used to be my favorite episode of the ENTIRE series. Sure, my opinion has changed over time, but that doesn't excuse the fact that this episode is outstanding! So many funny gags in this episode, such a simple plot, a variety of characters, a nice ending. How does it all work? I'll tell you. This episode is chock FULL of clever, and really funny gags! How SpongeBob completely fails to succeed in Plankton's tasks, are downright hilarious! He ends up going from trying to keep his metal detector to himself, to allowing a guy to find buried treasure! It's so absurd, and completely works!! It's such a complex joke, and still manages to get plenty of laughs! SpongeBob interacting with various rude jerks on the beach is very comedic, and Plankton's reaction just fuels the laughter even more! The plotline is pretty interesting, considering this is the first time we see Plankton try to gain business without stealing the formula, so it really does make the episode quite a unique experience. There are tons of memorable moments in this episode like no other (From the Buried Treasure gag listed above, to SpongeBob's awesome dance/song at the beginning of the episode), that makes this episode all to more original. The climax makes SpongeBob quite unlikable (Which is probably the reason why this is at #2), but it all gets saved during the end, when SpongeBob unites everyone together at the beach, by being assertively nice. SpongeBob's insanely kind actions, to Plankton's horrified reactions to them, are downright comedy gold! I honestly must say, that this is one of the best episodes from Season 1, and possibly one of the best of the series! I highly recommend watching this episode if you haven't, you won't regret it .
 
Now before we move on to our top pick, here are some honorable mentions.
 
The Chaperone
 
For the longest time, this was #10 on my list. I liked the plot, the song during the climax, the cute little ending, and a lot of the funny gags, and variety of characters. So why was this cut? Well, I found Arrgh! to be WAY too funny to not be included on this list, and I felt that, although Arrgh! had a much worse climax than this episode, and less characters, Arrgh! was full of hilarious moments, and was an extremely funny episode, so I felt it deserved the #10 spot more than this.
 
Scaredy Pants
 
Unlike it's partner episode, which is the worst episode of the Season, I find this to be a much better episode (And possibly the 3rd best holiday themed episode of the entire series!). I love the whole concept of a Halloween episode, and considering this, and it's partner are the only ones, it makes this episode all the more special. I Was a Teenage Gary lacked in comedy, this episode is FULL of comedy! There are tons of hilarious moments, from SpongeBob trying to scare people at first, to SpongeBob being scared of his pumpkin, it really makes this episode all the more better. The plotline is very interesting, and the whole "Flying Dutchman" scenario makes this episode even better! It really saves the plot with creativity, and actually makes the climax even more special when he makes his official debut (As mentioned above, he debuted in "Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost", but this was the first time he physically interacted with the characters). The whole Halloween setting is awesome, and I truly enjoy this episode. It's not as high quality as the episodes on the list, but it's still a very great episode in my opinion, and deserves a mention.
 
Plankton!
 
Ah yes, the debut of Plankton, and it couldn't have been done in a better way. This episode has a very proper introduction to Plankton, and the plotline is really something. We automatically leap right in to Plankton's science side, and the whole "Controlling SpongeBob's Brain" plot concept is truly genius in my opinion. It's a very creative plotline, and there are tons of hilarious jokes in this episode (This is my lab, and this is my laboratory), and I honestly find this to be the best episode that comes before Pizza Delivery. It doesn't have that much of a suspenseful climax (Not as suspenseful as later Plankton episodes), and the ending isn't all that special, but the comedy and the plotline really hold up this episode, and Plankton is a very fun character in this episode (Especially the Record Player running gag).
 
And finally, the Number 1 best episode of Season 1 is...
 
1. Texas
Original Airdate: 3-22-2000
Main Characters: Sandy, SpongeBob, Patrick
Plot: Sandy gets homesick for Texas, and SpongeBob and Patrick tries to cheer her up.
Fun Fact: Sandy's Texas heritage is officially confirmed in this episode.
 
I don't think I've ever seen episode quite like this one, where a bunch of citizens from Bikini Bottom team up, to cheer a character up. This episode is full of emotional moments, and has so many wonderful jokes. Now, since this is number 1 on the list, let me pour my emotion into this. In 3, 2, 1....
 
YES! THIS IS TRULY THE BEST EPISODE OF SEASON 1!!!
 
Thank you for joining me, while I show some emotion. But seriously, this episode is pure perfection! It has TONS of character development for Sandy, and we really get to know about her background, where she came from, how she feels, we can truly connect with her. There's plenty of emotion in this episode (Not emotion that'll make the audience feel the emotion, but at least make them feel somewhat sad for her, and happy for her at the ending). I mean, the whole "Wish I was back in Texas" song is a wonderfully written song, as it's goofy, and lighthearted, and can be taken seriously. There are pleasant visuals, and Sandy gives a good performance during the song *Plus the guest star performance at the end was a funny touch*. It has even MORE comedy with the notes causing everyone in Bikini Bottom to cry (Seeing Mr. Krabs break down is hilarious!!!  :P  ). The ending of this episode is very nice, and I truly love seeing everyone get together, and seeing Sandy become happy, and realizing all her true friends were in Bikini Bottom, and it was her home. The ending is really nice, as is the song. So we got emotion, and great use of characters, but what else? The comedy!!!
 
This episode has nonstop laughs, from beginning to end! SpongeBob and Patrick making fun of Texas, and Sandy's bitter remarks at them are a hilarious way to lure her to the Krusty Krab! The beginning has plenty of comedy, from SpongeBob and Patrick roleplaying at the beach, to Sandy's toilet flusher, this episode has tons of hilarious, and funny moments to coincide along with the emotion this episode has. The plot, as mentioned before really builds on Sandy's character, and the ending is sweet. The climax is very suspenseful (Possibly more suspenseful than any of the climaxes in the previous episode, and this episode all in all, is a masterpiece. It balances out all the great qualities of an episode, and it's downright my pick for the best episode of Season 1!!! I highly recommend it.
 
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So there you have it, my picks for my favorite episodes from SpongeBob's first season! Don't fret, as there's more top 10's to come in the future! I plan on doing a top ten best and worst list for all of Seasons 1-9 (Since Season 10 is currently going, and Season 9 only has 1 episode left to air, Season 10 won't be given a list until it ends, which won't likely be for a year or 2). Do you agree with my list? Post your top 10 pick in the comments, and stay tuned for more in the future!
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Well folks, the inevitable train of lists continue to spew out of my capsule of atrocious Oscar-worthy Top 10 lists. And what better way to spark up a riot than to share my (likely) controversial Top 10 lists for Season 2! Of course, these reviews were written on February 6th and 7th of 2017, so prepare for some amateur writing than what you're used to from me. *Ahem* Not like my writing currently suffers from my lack of qualified skills.

 

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So, buckle in, as you're in for...not really a treat, more like a punishment that went too far if you ask me.

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Alright, so! When it comes to SpongeBob seasons, season 2 is usually considered the best season, out of them all. While I disagree, as I personally find seasons 3. and 9 to be better, I believe Season 2 is still one of the better ones. But, for every great, and amazing episode, there's always, a bad, and horrible episode.
 
Today, on Da Blog! We're taking a look at my picks for the Top 10 Worst episodes from SpongeBob's Second Season. And if you like these episodes, that's great! I'm glad you can enjoy them more than I can. And considering how good the quality in this season is, it's likely there are only going to be a few episodes that I actually hate. So, let's get started with number 10!
 
10. Bossy Boots
Original Airdate: 10-26-2000
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Pearl, Mr. Krabs
Plot: Mr. Krabs hires Pearl to redo the Krusty Krab, to attract new customers. The results are disastrous.
Fun Fact: This remains one of the (If not the only) few episodes Squidward quits his job at the Krusty Krab, and doesn't return to it at all for the rest of the episode. 
 
Alright, so this episode, like the previous episode, I consider to just be plain decent. It's not special in the slightest, but still not the scummiest thing this side of the Chum Bucket. To be honest, as much as people dislike this episode, I still enjoy this episode. I think the plot had potential, and was done very well. Seeing the Krusty Krab transform into a "teenage paradise", as Pearl calls it, is pretty interesting to witness. I enjoy to new design, and I think it's pretty interesting to look at. All of the decorations are pretty nice, and I enjoy seeing how different it looks compared to the original. Another highlight in the episode is when Pearl, and SpongeBob try to come up with a new theme for the Krusty Krab is really entertaining, especially when SpongeBob goes too dark, and morbid with his ideas (Which makes things even funnier, knowing his cheerful personality). That's about all I can say though, positive wise. The ending plot twist was pretty good, but other than that, that's about the nicest part about the ending, seeing things work out for everyone. But, this episode lacks a major thing: comedy. There are hardly any funny moments in this episode, especially once Squidward leaves (Who provided a lot of the comedy, with him being the strait-man all normal, reacting to his co-workers actions). Once he's gone, the episode is just SpongeBob becoming more, and more agitated with the new style of the Krusty Krab, which is more depressing than funny. Sure, it does have some slight chuckle worthy moments, like how SpongeBob pronounces "Salad", but it's just missing comedy! I feel as though this episode could've had a lot more comedic moments, maybe with how ridiculous the Krusty Krab was decorated, or even keeping Squidward a bit longer. But I guess the writers wanted to convey the story more, and while they did succeed in that, this episode is just lacking comedy! There's so little funny comedic moments, that it really makes this episode pretty dull. It had a good plot, but was really ruined by the lack of comedy.
 
9. Jellyfish Hunter
Original Airdate: 9-28-2001
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, No-Name (Aka: Friend)
Plot: After hearing a very successful comment about a Jellyfish Jelly Krabby Patty made by SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs demands SpongeBob catch as many Jellyfish as he can.
Fun Fact: "Give it all you Got", a song Mr. Krabs listens to when working out at his Jellyfish factory is actually a full-length royalty free song.
 
Meeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That's what I have to say.
 
8. Krusty Love
Original Airdate: 9-6-2002
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Mrs. Puff
Plot: Mr. Krabs falls in love wi-Okay okay!
 
I'll explain why I feel the way I do about Jellyfish Hunter! It's just hard to explain. It has so many likable qualities to it, such as the dark, and disturbing climax (With No-Name stalking SpongeBob), as well as Mr. Krabs (The Main Villain of the episode) getting what he deserves in the end, not to mention the "Hey All You People" song by Fred, which is one of the most memorable, and awesome songs from SpongeBob, so why is this on the list? Well, Jellyfish Hunter never really appealed to me, I guess. It doesn't have that many comedic moments to it. Sure, "Hey All you People", and the MOAR image are funny, but that's about it, no other really funny moments. It's an alright episode I guess, but I never really had a positive look on this episode. Sometimes you just dislike an episode just because it doesn't fit your taste. Kind of like the next episode on the list...
 
 
8. Krusty Love
Original Airdate: 9-6-2002
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Mrs. Puff
Plot: Mr. Krabs falls in love with Mrs. Puff, but after spending so much money on her, he tries to find a way to stop himself from spending so much.
Fun Fact: Mrs. Puff is revealed to be single in this episode, hinted that her husband is deceased and in human hands.
 
Oh boy, I'm going to get a lot of hate for having this one on the list. Let me explain. I have no issue with the concept of Kruff (Aka: A shipping term for Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff. I don't care for shipping names, but it's a lot quicker to type). But, when an episode involving it is done in a very poor way, then I have a problem. This episode is just kind of...there. I mean, it doesn't really go anywhere until the last few minutes. I mean, the first 2 chunks of the episode, SpongeBob introducing Mr. Krabs to Mrs. Puff, and Mr. Krabs going on his date with Mrs. Puff is fine. In fact, I believe these parts have the most comedy in the episode. But things just kind of falls apart from there. I really don't know how to to put it. Mr. Krabs getting SpongeBob to spend his money is...eh.... It's hard to describe this. I, on one hand, kind of like the running gag/montage of Mr. Krabs asking SpongeBob to spend, and then yelling at him for spending, because it is so ridiculous, it's funny, but on the other hand, it's kind of frustrating, and watching this episode frequently makes the scene more, and more aggravating. I guess it's just so tedious, the whole "Split Krab" trait expressed is kind of just nerve racking. The episode is decent, as it has a good plot, plenty of good jokes, and the ending was sweet. Mr. Krabs got yelled at by SpongeBob (Rightfully so), and was kissed by Mrs. Puff (Also rightfully so.). Really, I do "like" the episode, but for some reason, I just dislike it, despite its good qualities. It's okay, but I don't really seem to have a positive impression on this episode, if I'm going to be honest with you. It's a weird thing.
 
7. The Smoking Peanut
Original Airdate: 3-8-2001
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Clamu
Plot: SpongeBob throws a peanut at an oyster at "Oyster Stadium" which causes it to go mad. SpongeBob then cowards in fear, trying to figure out how to earn the guts to spill the beans that he threw the peanut, causing it to go crazy.
Fun Fact: Plankton is the only main character to not appear in this episode.
 
Alright, this is an episode I absolutely HATED not too long ago. Even then, my thoughts have hardly changed, as I still consider this one of the worst of the season, and I just all in all really dislike this episode. Not how I used to despise it, but it's pretty close. So why is this only at #7 if I hate it that much? Well, regardless of how much I hate this episode, the quality to it is still pretty top notch if you think about it. The whole "Mystery" aspect to the episode, about why the oyster freaked out is still a pretty impressive plot line, but the episode focuses more on SpongeBob whimpering about how he through the peanut, and tries to get help from his friends, and fails in the process. This episode just has too much filler to be honest. I mean, the episode has scenes that I feel drag on far too long, and it kind of ruins the episode. His conversations with Squidward, and Sandy are decent, but considering how they go nowhere, makes them all the more absolutely pointless! And the comedy, oh the comedy. There are hardly any funny jokes in this episode, and I can only think of one or 2 that are legitimately funny. The plot has plenty of potential, but I feel as if it was just ruined! Patrick is a decent enough character, as he's probably the least frustrating character out of the bunch, but even then, there weren't that many funny moments with him, but he was the most entertaining. Him going on a detective search was a pretty nice sideplot, and once he was framed, it was a good opportunity for SpongeBob to admit he really threw the peanut. Despite this, his efforts to talk to the Bikini Bottomites are worthless! He gets booed at, and they continue to throw peanuts at Patrick, and now SpongeBob! Even then, Patrick talks over his speech in an "attempt" for comedy(?). I'm seriously questioning if it's supposed to be for comedy, because it's not funny in the slightest, just an annoying distraction during SpongeBob's speech. The plot twist of this episode is probably the best part of this entire episode, especially with the foreshadowing at the beginning of the episode, indicating that plot twist, which I will give them points for that. But all in all, this is an episode that had so much potential, but just failed miserably.
 
6. Welcome to the Chum Bucket
Original Airdate: 1-21-2002
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Plankton, Mr. Krabs
Plot: Mr. Krabs, thinking Plankton's a really horrible player at cards, bets the turnout of a card game over SpongeBob. As it turns out, Plankton has hustled Krabs for all these years, and Mr. Krabs is forced to give Plankton, SpongeBob. If SpongeBob doesn't make a Krabby Patty for Plankton, Plankton will put SpongeBob's brain in a robot!
Fun Fact: Aside from Christmas Who?, this is the only episode in Season 2 to contain a song that SpongeBob sings in (And no, I don't count the Bikini Bottom Anthem from Imitation Krabs).
 
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No, not that kind of robot!
 
Hey look, this is the 6th episode in a row with Mr. Krabs being an important character to the episode. Well don't worry, that's about to change, soon  ;) . Now, don't get me wrong. There are definitely redeeming parts of this episode. Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob's relationship in this episode really develops, and seeing Plankton take SpongeBob away from Krabs is in a way, very emotiona, and somewhat heartbreaking. The two really seem like a "Father and Son" in this episode, and I wish we had more episodes with that type of relationship. Granted, it is Mr. Krabs' fault SpongeBob is given to Plankton in the first place, but how was Krabs to know that Plankton hustled him for all these years? And let's not forget the best part, the song "This Grill is Not a Home". This song is magnificent, and is truly a beautiful way to develop both SpongeBob, and Mr. Krabs characters, and really makes this episode. Unfortunately, the rest of this episode is where things fall on its face. There's hardly any comedy in this episode (After watching this episode at least 10 times in my life, in total, the grill joke is not longer funny), and seeing SpongeBob turn into an ungrateful brat is just annoying. His personality is obnoxious, and really ruins the main climax of the episode, even when put into the robot, he's downright annoying. This episode has hardly any funny jokes, and a terrible climax, and weak ending. It has a few beautiful moments, but the rest of the episode just downright stink.
 
5. Grandma's Kisses
Original Airdate: 3-6-2001
Main Characters: SpongeBob, SpongeBob's Grandma, Patrick
Plot: SpongeBob is made fun of, and taunted for being kissed by his grandma, so he and Patrick try to act like men in front of SpongeBob's Grandma. Patrick fails.
Fun Fact: When this episode came out, Marion Ross, the legendary actress who voices SpongeBob's Grandma was 72 years old. As of 2018, when posting this review (I make the fun facts when posting it on SBM, sue me  :hehe: ) she is currently 89 years, awaiting her 90th birthday in October.
 
Oh brother, this episode. Let me just say right off the bat, the Bikini Bottomites, and Squidward are such pests in this episode, and really ruin it! Good grief, that ending hits a nerve seeing the bullies spying on SpongeBob laughing at him. Why do I think this episode is worse than the above? Well, the additional "joke" at the ending was total garbage, and ruined the ending, the scene where SpongeBob is bullied, while it is necessary to the plot, still drags on for way too long, in my book. While yes, there are some really good jokes in this episode (Anything to do with the sideburns, and free form jazz), the rest of the episode kind of falls flat on its face. I mean, even SpongeBob's a bit out of character when visiting his grandma. I mean, we know he seems to never let go of being like a child, but really? Some of the stuff is ridiculous, like him sitting on Grandma's lap, as she tells him a story about when he was a baby. Okay...? I've never heard of a Grandparent, not even a parent do that, really to anyone whose age is in double digits. Patrick acting like a baby is somewhat funny, but not entirely. It's goofy seeing his character act that way, but really just goes against what he was for earlier in the episode (Even though, that's the point, it's still pretty forced in my opinion). All in all, I really don't care for this episode. It's a really weak episode, and really lacks comedy, and some of the scenes just drag out a bit too much. The quality in this episode is pretty bad, although I did enjoy the sweet relationship between SpongeBob and his Grandma once the climax was over (But that joke still killed the ending in my book).
 
4. I'm With Stupid
Original Airdate: 11-30-2001
Main Characters: Patrick, SpongeBob, Janet, Marty
Plot: Patrick's Parents come to visit, but being afraid that they'll think he's a dummy, SpongeBob decides to help him out, pretending to be a dummy, to make Patrick look good.
Fun Fact: This remains the only episode of the series Patrick's appearance makes an appearance.
 
Ugh, this episode. This is one of my least favorite episodes of Season 2, I personally can't stand this episode! If I had to chose between watching this, or even one of the episodes ahead (Yes, HIGHER on the list), I would chose that episode! This episode is just overall mean spirited towards SpongeBob. Patrick's "parents" are nasty towards the little Sponge, and Patrick joins right on in, to the point of believing he really is the dummy. SpongeBob's silly antics were pretty clever, and somewhat chuckle worthy, but once Patrick starts antagonizing SpongeBob's real traits, that's when things get out of hand. You can feel for the Sponge's frustration when the parents think Patrick taught SpongeBob how to become smart. It is so aggravating, and really just unentertaining, and unfunny! I will give the writers credit for being pretty clever with how the episode was conveyed, but you can't ignore the fact that Janet, and Marty are obnoxious (Not as bad as a certain other relative of Patrick, but we'll get to that in the future)! SpongeBob literally runs out of Patrick's house, screaming of frustration. Yeah, that's the last we see him in this episode. Our main protagonist, who was just trying to help his buddy out, goes completely insane, and runs out of his friend's house out of frustration. Janet and Marty are so annoying, and very unlikable. Thankfully, the plot twist that they aren't Patrick's real parents are the absolute highlight of the episode. It is hilarious, and is a very clever plot twist, and Marty's "Oh that's right Janet, we don't have a song" quote is downright hilarious. But other than that, yeah, this episode stinks. It's a really awful episode, and I can't stand it.
 
3. Artist Unknown
Original Airdate: 9-21-2001
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Monty P. Moneybags
Plot: Squidward becomes an art teacher, but his only student is SpongeBob. SpongeBob succeeds in creating some of the greatest pieces of artwork Squidward has ever seen, but he rejects it, causing SpongeBob to flee the class. But, what happens when famous art collector, Monty P. Moneybags stops by, and falls in love with SpongeBob's artwork?
Fun Fact: Squidward's artwork, Bold and Brash belongs in the trash.
 
Oh goodness, if there's ever an episode as pointless as this one, I'm not even sure what it is. This has got to be, one of the most wasted, pointless episodes in existence! Squidward teaching an art class has so much potential. Beyond what I could imagine! And this episode just takes that potential, and crumbles it up into a million pieces. I HATE this episode! This is one of my least favorite episodes in the entire series! It just goes nowhere! First off, only 1 student actually wanted to enroll into Squidward's art class (Although the gag with all of the students mistakening it for Cooking is HILARIOUS!), then, SpongeBob does even better than Squidward could do with artwork, and Squidward constantly shoots down all of the artwork. Then, SpongeBob runs off to the dump, depressed. Monty shows up, and takes in SpongeBob's sculpture for his collection, and the head of the sculpture breaks off. Finally, when things actually start to happen, SpongeBob fails miserably with the amazing tasks he did before, by doing the exact same thing Squidward does. Squdiward goes insane, SpongeBob runs off to the dump again, Squidward creates a marvelous sculpture without thinking, THE END. This episode is completely pointless! The first half is just boring moments with Squidward trying to teach SpongeBob (Although the ways SpongeBob learned were clever, it still feels like filler that drags on way too long). And once things actually seem to pick up, with the possibility of real action happening, BOOM! SpongeBob does the exact same thing Squidward does, and it drags out EVEN LONGER!!! That entire 2nd half of the episode is pointless, boring, and unfunny. There are no funny moments in this episode aside from the statues, "Cooking", and the Circle. That's it. That's it. This episode is so useless, and completely pointless, with the plot going no where, SpongeBob goes to the dump a 2nd time, basically leaving an open ending for the whereabouts of his character, and just all in all flops. This is a horrible episode!
 
2. Gary Takes a Bath
Original Airdate: 9-26-2003
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Gary
Plot: SpongeBob tries to give a relentless Gary, a bath.
Fun Fact: This episode ended up being delayed severely, and aired in 2003, airing over two years after it's partner episode, Shanghaied originally aired.
 
Remember how I mentioned at #4 that there was an episode higher on the list I would rather watch than that? This is the one. I don't really care for this episode all that much, but I do consider it to be pretty decent. But Studio Stage, if it's decent, why is it higher than Artist Unknown? Well, there is a pretty big issue with this episode. The best part about this episode is that it's like a Looney Tunes Cartoon. The worst part is, it hardly has any good qualities to it. It is a shorter episode than the average SpongeBob episode. Heck, there are only 3 characters in total appear in this episode. Sure, that may not mean much, considering Bubblestand had 3 characters, but unlike Bubblestand, where the 3 are all main characters, only 1 character in this entire episode talks! SpongeBob. And to make things worse, he's really out of character in this episode. I admire the direction this episode tried to go in. It has an extremely simple plot, and plays out like a Looney Tunes cartoon. But the main issue with this cartoon is the same issue with Reef Blower. It's too short to be established as a high quality episode. There aren't that many memorable funny jokes in this episode. Most of the jokes in this episode are pretty forgettable. In fact, now that I think about it, this episode is full of mature, dark humor. SpongeBob straps a bomb on his chest, he dangles his body from the 2nd floor window of his house, there's a dirty joke in this episode, he gives Gary a creepy, cross eyed girl subliminal message, so really, this episode has a lot of dark humor in it, and while I'm okay with that, a lot of the dark humor just isn't funny. The writers try, but it just doesn't work. There's nothing to really be said about the plot, because it relies on the comedy, and the comedy is hit or miss in this episode (For the majority, miss). The climax is somewhat suspenseful, but once you've seen this episode, the climax isn't anything special. The ending is mediocre, and there's only 1 character who actually speaks in this episode, who, even then, is out of character. All in all, I admire the uniqueness in this episode, especially considering how different is is from most other episodes, but it's still nonetheless, one of the worst quality episodes in the season.
 
Before we move on to our Number 1 spot, here's an entire episode's worth description, that was originally on the list, but I miscounted the amount of episodes, so now it's an honorable mention.
 
11. Squid on Strike
Original Airdate: 10-21-2001
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Plot: Tired of Mr. Krabs treating him and SpongeBob (But mostly him) terribly at work, Squidward decides to go on strike, and drags SpongeBob in the process.
Fun Fact: Interestingly enough, both this and Bossy Boots (The episode ahead of this one on my personal ranking) feature teenagers, and Squidward quitting.
 
Alright, so this is a pretty decent episode. Don't get me wrong, this episode has it's pros. For one, the plot is pretty clever, as I really haven't seen a plot about going on strike done in any other cartoon. Granted, it makes sense for this cartoon since it's focused primarily on the Krusty Krab itself, so it is pretty logical for this to work out as a good episode. The comedy in this episode is either hit or miss. Some of the comedy is hilarious, such as Squidward getting run over (Twice), and Squidward's hilarious nightmare. But, there are other moments which fall flat on its face, like the entire ending, and climax (Possibly the weakest ending in the entire season), and really, I feel as if all the hilarious comedic moments really end once the climax kicks in with SpongeBob. Don't get me wrong, I still believe this is a pretty decent episode, but it's no where near the best of the season, in fact, it's one of the weakest episodes of the season. While I don't hate this episode, I still find it to be worse than others. 
 
And finally, the Number 1 Worst Episode from SpongeBob's Second Season is...
 
1. Dumped
Original Airdate: 3-5-2001
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Gary, Patrick
Plot: Gary leaves SpongeBob for Patrick, and SpongeBob tries to replace Gary
Fun Fact: Gary's dislike for Squidward is revealed in this episode, due to SpongeBob mentioning Gary's love of shredding/destroying SpongeBob's wooden carving of Squidward. (This could possibly refer to Squidward's terrible job at watching Gary in I Was a Teenage Gary
 
Good grief, this episode is awful! I hate it when people say this is the worst episode of Season 2, because I personally believe Artist Unknown is worse, but when you look at the quality of the episode, you know Artist Unknown has a much superior quality over Dumped! Dumped has got to be the worst quality episode in the entire Season! There are no jokes in this episode that are funny (Even if the pets are "Smirk" worthy, they are still deep down really awful characters in this episode). I hate this episode! It is a beyond weak episode, where the main thing you can remember is our protagonist being depressed the entire time, and Gary showing no emotion whatsoever (Even if you look at his actions, why he left SpongeBob for Patrick, just for a cookie. It basically further makes Gary into less of a character with personality in this episode!). Patrick is so full of himself in this episode, he is extremely arrogant! There's no funny jokes, the plot itself is very lame, and ridiculous, the plot twist is lame, the climax isn't even much of a climax, the ending is sour, and the characters are mostly jerks to SpongeBob! This is by far the worst episode in the entire Season, as it is such a low quality episode, it downright stinks! I don't hate it as much as Artist Unknown, but the quality in this episode screams it's much weaker than Artist Unknown, which could at least get a few chuckles out of me.
 
So there you have, it my picks for the Top 10 Worst Episodes from SpongeBob's 2nd Season.
 
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Now don't get me wrong, not all of these episodes are ones I hate. In fact, I would say a majority of these episodes, I wouldn't mind watching. In fact, there were less episodes I truly despised on this list than in my previous Top 10 Worst list, so that's a plus. Not to mention, we've only covered the worst of Season 2, and there are a lot of really awesome episodes in Season 2, that're just waiting to be reviewed by yours truly. Stay tuned for the Top 10 Best Season 2 SpongeBob Episodes, coming soon
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Well, yesterday I discussed my picks for the Top 10 Worst Episodes from SpongeBob's Second Season. Now it's time for me to do the opposite, showing off my picks for the Top 10 Best Episodes from SpongeBob's Second Season! Keep in mind, this is my opinion, and is not only based off my opinion, but also the quality of the episode. So if you disagree, that's okay! We all have different opinions. Oh yeah, and like the Top 10 Best Season One episodes list, there will still be episodes I saw early, when I started watching SpongeBob, so there will be nostalgic episodes on this list. Now, let's get started with the Top 10 Best SpongeBob Season 2 Episodes!
 
10. Squidville
Original Airdate: 3-6-2001
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick, Additional Squids
Plot: Squidward moves away to a town for just Squid. But what happens when he grows bored to the perfect routine there?
Fun Fact: At least 50 individual Squids appear in this episode (12 of which have speaking lines)
 
This was an episode I always liked. I never loved it, but I always like it. Then, the more time went by, the more I appreciated this episode, and by golly, it deserves to be appreciated. I love this episode now! It really has such an awesome plot concept, what with Squidward moving away to a town filled with people just like him, that it really makes this episode pretty creative. There are plenty of enjoyable sights to see in Squidville, and even then, the montage of Squidward getting sick of the place is done in an extremely creative way, rather than dragging it out forever. Patrick's character really does contribute to the comedy in this episode. i don't know what it is, but he really has a lot of funny quotes from "I hate this channel" to "Are you Squidward? That's okay, take your time". He acts as such a funny character in this episode. Squidward acting silly is very entertaining to watch, and the ending is pretty ironic. All in all, this is a really good episode.
 
9. Christmas Who?
Original Airdate: 12-6-2000
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Santa Claus
Plot: SpongeBob learns about Christmas, and gets everyone in Bikini Bottom into the Christmas spirit. Everyone, except Squidward.
Fun Fact: This is the series' first ever special, also marking the debut of Patchy the Pirate and Potty.
 
It doesn't take a genie (Reference to the episode) to know that this is a great episode! Remember in my Top 10 Best SpongeBob Season 1 Episode list, where I said that Scaredy Pants is my 3rd favorite Holiday themed SpongeBob episode? This is my first! I love Christmas Who?, and it truly is a classic episode! Out of all the holiday themed episodes, this one is indeed the best Christmas themed, or holiday themed SpongeBob Episode! This episode is a classic, with its lovable cast of characters (There's not a single person I dislike in this episode, and when I do dislike someone, the characters either have a valuable reason to act the way they do, or the writers are intentionally writing the characters the way they are, on purpose for the story), as well as awesome, memorable songs. This episode is truly special! There's a good blend of heartwarming scenes, and funny scenes, with a good amount of comedy, such as how Patrick used a pencil, to blend with the heartwarming moments, like SpongeBob hugging Squidward dressed as Santa. The basic concept of this episode is a little generic, but the way it is done is perfectly original! I love the song that goes along with Patrick, and SpongeBob getting the town ready for the Christmas celebration, and I love the climax with Squidward giving away all of his stuff, for the sake of not letting SpongeBob down. All in all, this is a truly magical, and special, wonderful, Christmas episode.
 
8. The Fry Cook Games
Original Airdate: 9-28-2001
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Plankton
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick compete in an annual Olympic-like event known as the Fry Cook Games!
Fun Fact: This episode takes place during the 21st Fry Cook Games.
 
Oh man, what an awesome episode! This is one I did see early on, but, I was never nostalgic about it, compared to other episodes I saw early on. Still, this is a really great episode! I love this episode! It has such a unique, new, and fresh atmosphere to make things more exciting, and while the plot is more on the generic side, the original Fry Cook themed events really keeps the story fresh, and original! Seriously, all of the events/courses are extremely entertaining to witness, and are pretty creative. Plus, the jokes in this episode are GOLD! From Plankton telling the audience to turn their attention to the Southwest corridor, only to have them turn the wrong way, to the giant guy Plankton hired to carry Patrick, really this episode is hilarious! Patrick and SpongeBob's arguing that leads them to compete is pretty weak if you ask me, but Plankton, and Krab's interractions are gold! Heck, a lot of the comedy in this episode is from those two! This is a really funny episode, with a really creative element added to the plot, as well as very creative story elements. And oh, the ending! The ending is comical, but kind of sweet in a way, seeing Patrick and SpongeBob walk out of the arena as best friends. All in all, this is a really great episode, with tons of humor, and just all in all being extremely entertaining the entire episode!
 
7. Something Smells
Original Airdate: 10-26-2000
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Plot: SpongeBob makes his own "Peanut-Onion Sundae", which gives him bad breath. Unaware that the bad breath is the thing turning people away from him, he and Patrick think that SpongeBob is ugly.
Fun Fact: Patrick utters a line claiming to have a sister only to correct himself saying he doesn't have a sister. How ironic...
 
Oh goodness...this episode. Whoever thought of making an episode about bad breath? There's a 99% chance that it would fail. But the other 1% chance goes into this episode. This episode has such a high quality to it! From its unique plot, that I don't think has ever been done as a main plot in any other cartoon to existence, to its large amount of funny moments, this really makes for a great episode! I mean, we all know that our breaths stink at one point or another, whether it's getting out of bed in the morning, or after just eating garlic, but the idea of having a cartoon episode focus on it, is really something, and pulling it off the way this episode did is even better! The thing is, the bad breath isn't the main draw to the episode's plot. It's for the episode's comedy. A lot of the jokes in the episode are focused on the bad breath, and really, a lot of the time, it works out really hilarious and unique ways! From "My Eyes!" to "Deeugh" to the mirror breaking itself, the whole bad breath element leads into some pretty hilarious jokes! But some of the funniest jokes aren't even from the bad breath itself! From Squidward's remark "Is that what he calls it?" to Patrick asking if anyone wants to hear a bathroom joke (That's pretty weird, Patrick), to SpongeBob at the organ, to the little subtle visual gag of Squidward looking at a Wig shop, this episode truly holds up in the comedy department! There so many hilarious gags, whether it has to do with the main plot, or not, it really makes for a hilarious episode! This episode has such a top notch quality to it, it's really hard to tell where this episode fails. It's that great of an episode!
 
6. The Graveyard Shift
Original Airdate: 9-6-2002
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, kid looking to be hired
Plot: Mr. Krabs changes the working hours for the Krusty Krab to being open 24 hours a day, leaving SpongeBob, and Squidward stuck working the entire night shift. But what happens when a freaky scary story Squidward made up might be true?
Fun Fact: There exists a deleted scene that never made it beyond the storyboard, involving SpongeBob talking to Floorboard Harry (Who was eventually outphased, and replaced by Nosferatu.
 
Oh my, my, my, my, my. This episode is one of the most memorable, classic SpongeBob episodes of all time. The comedy in this episode is beyond compare. There are just sooooooooooooooo many jokes in this episode! From the very memorable "...And the walls ooze green slime!? Oh wait, they always do that." to the less memorable, but still hilarious "Dude, can I have some ketchup?" interruption during Squidward's telling of the story. Even then, the story of the Hash Slinging Slasher is still pretty original, but you can tell Squidward was running out of ways to end the story, what with the whole "He got hit by a bus" nonsense. This episode is such a top notch episode, and is truly one of the most famous episodes of all time. The creepy factor added to this episode is pretty good to be honest, and I can imagine it would send a little bit of chills down your spine when you first watched this episode. And even then, the plot twist is downright hilarious, and Squidward's story being reenacted was just a huge coincidence. All in all, this is a really great episode, and really seem to have such a perfect quality to it. Although it's not the best episode of the season, it is still one of better ones, and still holds up as one of the most famous episodes in the entire series.
 
5. Imitation Krabs
Original Airdate: 12-28-2000
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Plot: Plankton disguises himself in a robot that looks like Mr. Krabs, and tries to get the formula from SpongeBob.
Fun Fact: This episode's premise (Planktong disguising himself) has been redone several times later on in the series in episodes such as Married to Money, Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy, Grandma's Secret Recipe, Shellback Shenanigans, and to an extent, Fear of a Krabby Patty.
 
Oh boy, what a classic! By the way, starting from here, the rest of the list are episodes I'm nostalgic about, so keep that in mind. Anyway, regardless of my nostalgia, this is still an awesome episode! This is the first Plankton disguise episode (The first out of many, a lot of which stink), and it's done really well. The whole concept of Plankton disguising himself in a robot was a new, and fresh story element at the time, and the whole "Disguising himself" factor hasn't been run into the ground yet. This whole concept idea is pretty original, and allows for a great story to come out in the episode! This episode is done in a peculiar fashion, that's hard to describe, but the way the plot is done is done in a really awesome way! The concept is creative (At the time it was), and a lot of funny jokes come out of this episode, from Plankton giving Squidward the day off, to all of SpongeBob's reactions to the Mr. Krabs robot suit, this truly makes up for an outstanding episode! The climax is pretty suspenseful if you think about it, something that isn't done successfully take much in SpongeBob, and how SpongeBob handles Mr. Krabs is hilarious! I love this episode, and I truly believe this is one of the best episodes in the season! Granted, there is that nostalgic factor, but the quality of this episode never ceases to decrease! I really enjoy this episode, and I find it to be an awesome episode!
 
4. No Free Rides
Original Airdate: 3-7-2001
Main Characters: Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob, Mr. & Mrs. SquarePants
Plot: Mrs. Puff, tired of having SpongeBob fail her class decides to pass him, by having him do an extra credit assignment. But, what happens once he gets his license, SpongeBob's parents get him a boat of his own!? Mrs. Puff has to take action!
Fun Fact: It is hinted in this episode that Mrs. Puff has a dark and shady past, revealing she has fled her old town, started a new boating school with a new name.
 
What a hilarious episode! There are so many hilarious jokes in this episode, from Mrs. Puff going insane, pressuring SpongeBob, while he struggles on the assignment, to SpongeBob taking forever at the pencil sharpener, and most of all, Mrs. Puff's ramble about skipping town, getting a new boating school with a new last name, followed by "No. Not Again." in a really serious, menacing voice. Uhh...what's going on Mrs. Puff...? What a brilliant way to further establish her character! Before this episode, her character wasn't really developed that much, but this episode truly succeeds in developing her character. She is an awesome main character in this episode, and provides plenty of hilarious quotes, as well as doing quite surprising actions, like wearing a hockey mask, while stealing SpongeBob's car. This is such a fantastic episode! There are just so many comedic moments, that I can't even explain to you guys what they are, because they're just so many. Especially in the climax, oh my goodness the climax! The climax has to be one of the most suspenseful, yet hilarious climaxes in SpongeBob's history! There are just so many jokes in it, that it really helps this episode shine! Practically the entire climax is full of hilarious jokes! I really love this episode, and I really believe that this is an awesome, amazing episode!
 
3. The Secret Box
Original Airdate: 9-7-2001
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Plot: Patrick shows off his secret box to SpongeBob, but refuses to let SpongeBob look inside of it, causing SpongeBob to try everything he can to get a look to see what's in the box.
Fun Fact: To this day, fans still debate on what Patrick's picture of SpongeBob at the Christmas party looks like.
 
What an AWESOME EPISODE! Yeah, I mean that. This used to be my favorite episode in the ENTIRE SERIES for a while, a while ago. I even wanted a Secret Box of my own! Now that's something, when an episode inspires you to want an object used in an episode! I love this episode, and I still believe to this day that this is one of the greatest episodes in SpongeBob's Second Season. Why? It has such a simple plot, but so many complex, deeper moments within it! SpongeBob, and Patrick's friendship is really at risk in this episode at multiple times, and it really shows off a large amount of more serious moments, heck they even give backstory to their friendship, showing how they've promised they'd be friends forever, and even making their own friendship ring when they were little! There are more emotional parts in this episode than you'd think. And the jokes, oh the jokes! There are so many hilarious jokes in this episode! From Squidward's house spying on the two, to Gary saying "Me-No, instead of Meow". But the real shiner is the climax. SpongeBob is so ridiculously loud in so many ways, but when he says "Patrick sure is a heavy sleeper", Patrick wakes up. It is hilarious! This goes along with No Free Rides when it comes to one of the most suspenseful, yet hilarious climaxes! And the plot twist...OH THE PLOT TWIST! The plot twist that the rope in the box lead to a secret compartment in the box showing off the embarrassing photo of SpongeBob at the Christmas party is one of the funniest plot twists of all time! I LOVE this plot twist! Not only was it foreshadowed earlier in the episode, and Patrick's maniacal laugh truly makes this one of the greatest endings to one of the greatest episodes in SpongeBob's entire series!
 
2. Dying For Pie
Original Airdate: 12-28-2000
Main Charcters: Squidward, SpongeBob
Plot: Squidward gets a pie from a group of pirates, for "Employee Brotherhood Day", and gives it to SpongeBob. But what happens when he discovers a bomb was in the pie!?
Fun Fact: This marks the first episode in which actual sea Pirates make an appearance.
 
Oh my gosh, what an awesome, yet dark episode. There's really no way to describe this episode. This is a masterpiece. A perfect masterpiece. SpongeBob has never really delved into more serious plots at the time, so this is really something special. This episode is just so incredible, beyond belief. First off, the plot is amazing, and is completely original, and 100% creative, the jokes are so funny, and really stick out, and makes this episode shine, and the suspense in this episode is really something, especially during the climax, when SpongeBob is thought to have DIED! Yeah, an EXPLOSION from the other side of Squidward's wall, at the same time SpongeBob was supposed to explode! When you first see this episode, you're probably shocked thinking "No, SpongeBob can't possibly be dead. Can he?", and once you're done questioning, it turns out SpongeBob never ate the pie, and just put it in his pockets, but the writers did an INCREDIBLE job working on this episode. Seriously, this episode is one of the greatest episodes in the entire series! I truly believe that this episode is one of the highest quality episodes in the entire series. I believe that this is one of the greatest episodes in SpongeBob's Second Season. It is such a perfect, glorious, magnificent episode, and is done in such an outstanding way!
 
So, what's my Number 1 spot? Well, before I reveal that, here's an honorable mention (I'm following the Top 10 Worst List's trend, by having a singular episode with a full description).
 
11. Squid's Day Off
Original Airdate: 11-2-2000
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Plot: Mr. Krabs gets an injury, and has to go to the hospital, leaving Squidward in charge. Squidward takes this opportunity to take the day off.
Fun Fact: SpongeBob says the word "errands" twenty times.
 
What a great episode! This episode has such an original plot to it! I'll be honest, I've never seen any other show do a storyline like this one. I really admire the creativity of the storyline, and the complex chain of events which lead Squidward into becoming in charge. Really, I believe it was done in a really well fashion. After that, Squidward slowly going insane is not only done very well, but is also done in such a hilarious fashion! The whole "Are you Finished with those errands?" gag is downright a classic one! Really this is a great episode. Its got an original plot, tons of hilarious comedy, and a very complex chain of events which are really entertaining!
 
And finally, the Number 1 Best episode from SpongeBob's Second Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Band Geeks
Original Airdate: 9-7-2001
Main Characters: Squidward, Squillium, SpongeBob
Plot: Squidward lies to Squillium Fancyson that he does indeed have a marching band, and Squillium decides to cancel his marching band's performance at the Bubble Bowl, in order to witness Squidward's band. Squidward now has 4 days to put together a marching band.
Fun Fact: The main reason "Sweet Victory" was chosen to be in this episode was because the writers of the episode (Particularly Aaron, I believe) thought the song was so terrible, it'd be hilarious to feature it in this episode.
 
We all knew this episode was going to be Number 1. I knew it was going to be high, but I wasn't all that sure if this was going to make the Number 1 spot, but in the end, it did, and I do not regret it a single bit. This is one of the greatest episodes of SpongeBob's history, and is indeed the best episode of the entire season! There are 2 glorious halves of the episode. The first half is FULL of hilarious comedic moments, of the band trying to prepare. Although the fighting is annoying on Night 4, the rest of the fighting, as well as all of the other jokes are hilarious! One joke after another, there are just so many hilarious, memorable jokes in this amazing first half! Then, things get better. Squidward loses all hope, and walks off the marching band, due to their incapability. SpongeBob than ropes everyone together, and prepares the band himself. Then, comes the 2nd part. When the band actually shows up to the Bubble Bowl, Squidward is scared, and Squillium just can't wait to see the performance, and in the end, the band delivers an performance of Sweet Victory, which is so AWESOME! Sweet Victory is the right song for this episode, as it IS a sweet victory for Squidward! Squillium is taken away during the performance, because he can't handle it, and Squidward wins! All that hard work, and effort, trying to put the band together, just failed, and SpongeBob picked things back up, for Squidward, and the gang truly pulls off an outstanding, wonderful performance in the amazing 2nd half, really ending this awesome episode on such an awesome note. It is so incredible how this episode can pull off such an incredible amount of hilarious jokes, while having a real plot, with real emotion, truly ending the episode off with a sweet victory. This is truly, the best episode of Season 2, and is one of the most perfect episodes of the series.
 
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Thank you for reading this list! Did you enjoy it? If you didn't, that's okay. We all have different opinions. Which episodes do you think deserve to be on this list? Comment it. Up next in this series, will be the Top 10 Worst SpongeBob Season 3 Episodes.
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Well, there you have it. Easily my worst lists I have composed. I apologize for thinking Band Geeks is the best, though at this point so many people have considered it overrated, it's kind of an unpopular opinion, now that I think about it.   :sbdisappointed:
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Well, it's that dreaded time of the week. The time where you put all your things aside and subject yourself to McSponge's crappy reviews, compiled in an poorly ranked Top 10 selection.

 

Now that my self-deprecation is over, it's time to take a look at one of my favorite Seasons in the series, these are my picks for the Top 10 Worst/Best Season 3 SpongeBob Episodes (Written from March 20th-March 23rd 2017). Let's get started, with a slightly better list than my Seasons 1 & 2 lists.

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Out of all the Seasons in SpongeBob, Season 3 is one of my favorites. Although I can't decide which one is better, Season 3, or Season 9, Season 3 is still one of the greatest Seasons in the show's run. But, even if it's one of the best Seasons, there'll always be at least 1 bad episode. Today, I'm here to show you guys, my pick, for the Top 10 Worst Season 3 SpongeBob Episodes. Note: This'll be based off my opinion, and how I believe the quality of the episode is, and trust me, there will be some unpopular opinions on this list.
 
10. Clams
Original Airdate: 9-20-2002
Plot: Mr. Krabs wins his millionth dollar, and decides to celebrate earning it, by going clam fishing with SpongeBob, and Squidward. But what happens when a giant blue clam snatches the dollar, and steals it from Krabs? Krabs goes insane trying to get it back!
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, Squidward, SpongeBob, Old Bluelip
Fun Fact: This is the last episode to air before the series went on hiatus due to production of the SpongeBob movie, with only a couple episodes left of the Season (And 1 in Season 2) scattered throughout the following two years.
 
Alright, so already some of you are likely giving me the hairy eyeball for this one. Why would I chose an episode that's considered to be a classic by many fans? Simple. I don't care for it. I've never had. This is an episode I've never really cared for, whether it's before I knew it was a Jaws parody, or after I knew it was a Jaws parody. This is a decent episode. It does have plenty of funny jokes like Krabs sucking on the giant human hand thumb, or Krabs' famous Millionth Dollar Dance, and I think the whole parody of Jaws plot really seemed to work out. So why did it end up on the list? I've never really cared for it. Krabs character is unlikable during the scenes once his dollar is stolen. Sure, it's supposed to be unlikable, but it's just not entertaining. If anything, it's just frustrating to see Krabs put the other 2 characters through this torment. Krabs' insanity is pretty much the only comedy provided in the Second half. There hardly seems to be really any other funny moments outside of him breaking down.
 
Really, it's an alright episode, I guess. There's not that many "Bad" episodes in this Season, so there are going to be a few episodes like this one where there's still plenty of good qualities to it, because remember, Season 3 is one of my favorite Seasons afterall. So this one just happens to be on the weaker spectrum. I'm not personally fond of it, I just plainly don't like it in certain aspects, despite its charming qualities, making it lower than better episodes in this Season that have similar aspects as this one.
 
 
9. New Student Starfish
Original Airdate: 9-20-2002
Plot: Patrick joins SpongeBob in Boating School, and the 2 end up constantly fighting/bickering.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Mrs. Puff
Fun Fact: This is the first Boating School episodes in the series to not feature any actual driving.
 
Oh boy, this one is definitely going to get me hate. But when Clams is on the list too, are you really surprised? Trust me, I honestly don't have real any problem with these early ones. They come across as Meh to me. My actual disliking for episodes start soon This episode faces a similar problem to Clams. This episode has a pretty good, and interesting plot idea, it has tons of really funny, and clever humor, a great climax, and a pretty funny ending. So why is it on the list? It's just not as good as other Season 3 episodes. Certain episodes tend to just be better than others, and this one happened to be more on the weaker side in my opinion. Patrick is just unreasonably unlikable in this episode. There's really no reason for it. I can tolerate Krabs in Clams, but Patrick gets pretty irritating in this episode. He's such a jerk to SpongeBob, and doesn't get as much punishment as SpongeBob does. Not to mention, although the 24 joke is funny, and relatable, it's certainly not as funny as many people make it. If anything, Patrick screaming 24 was funnier than SpongeBob and Patrick's recap on it. This episode is pretty well done, but in my opinion, it's pretty overrated, and the 24 joke definitely needs to be toned down with all the praise, because it's just not as funny as anyone makes it. The plot is pretty solid, and is an interesting idea, the climax is suspenseful, and actually exciting for once, in a SpongeBob episode, and the ending is pretty funny. A pretty good episode, but definitely not as good as others in the Season.
 
8. SpongeGuard on Duty
Original Airdate: 3-22-2002
Plot: SpongeBob is mistaken as a lifeguard by Larry the Lobster, and decides to pose as one.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Larry the Lobster, Patrick
Fun Fact: Until this episode, Larry was nothing more than just a buff jock, but starting in this episode, Larry is known to work as a Lifeguard for Goo Lagoon.
 
So this one is another alright one. The plot is pretty standard, a classic misunderstanding, but it's done in a pretty charming original way. It's got a unique twist onto it that makes it original and enjoyable. I all in all really think that it's this episode's plot that really sets this episode's standards, making it this low on the list. So why is it even on the list if I like everything about its plot? The jokes. There are hardly any actual funny jokes in this episode, this episode comes off as a bland, deserted island when it comes to funny jokes. There are definitely some good gags in this episode like Patrick's eyes being shrunken from the Sun, or SpongeBob being crushed by an Icecream truck, thus giving him the Lifeguard looking makeup, officially setting in the plot, but these jokes are small. They're here, and there, and there's not really any big ones that get you laughing. Especially during the climax when SpongeBob keeps everyone out of the water. Sure it's funny, but it's not too funny. There's a lot of jokes in this episode, but they're not top notch ones. Instead, they're more B material. The jokes in this episode just aren't that memorable, nor are they as funny as jokes in other episodes. Due to this, the episode comes across as bland, with nothing really interesting going on in it, outside of of the plot. I do find this episode charming with its plot, and ending, but I just find the lack of jokes to really be this episode's failure. Especially in the climax, it should be really funny, but sometimes it comes across as frustrating to watch, other times it comes across as just plain smirk worthy. It's pretty mediocre with jokes, but it's a pretty decent episode, nonetheless.
 
7. The Great Snail Race
Original Airdate: 1-24-2003
Plot: SpongeBob, driven by jealousy thanks to Squidward, forces Gary to be in the local snail race. But, has SpongeBob pushed too far with Gary?
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Gary, Squidward, Snellie, Patrick, Rocky
Fun Fact: This episode features the debut of Bikini Bottom's mayor.
 
This episode is probably one of the most hated episodes from SpongeBob's 3rd Season. I remember hating this episode a lot, agreeing with a lot of other people's opinions, but when I rewatched this episode, I was shocked to see how good it was. Compared to so many other terrible, horrendous SpongeBob episodes, this one surprised me with how much funnier it was! Unlike most bad episodes in the series, this one has comedy, and lots of it. Patrick is so hilarious in this episode! He's the absolute highlight of this entire episode! His character really shines in this episode, and I personally think this may be one of his funniest appearances. The plot is pretty decent, I really love the plot twist that Snellie and Gary were in love, and especially the joke about Patrick's snail winning. So, why is this on the list? SpongeBob is still a pretty unlikable jerk in this episode, but thankfully SpongeBob realizes this...only it's too late. Yes, we go through on of the most grueling scenes in SpongeBob's history. Don't worry, it's not as grueling as some of the OTHER stuff we're going to cover in the future, but still, the scene where Gary goes out of control is just terrible! Gary's eyes literally inflate, and EXPLODE! His shell cracks open, leaving a freaky looking engine to show, spurting out black smoke, only to have spin out of control, ultimately crashing. This was a good metaphor of a car crash, but it was completely the opposite of what the writers likely felt it was going to be...funny. It was disturbing, and uncalled for, and I feel as though the writers could've taken a better direction at writing this episode, personally. All in all, this episode definitely has a good structure, with lots of comedic humor, but some scenes are really just painfully bad!
 
6. Ugh
Original Airdate: 3-5-2004
Plot: We witness the discovery of fire...under the ocean? SpongeGar, Patar, and Squog test out cooking objects on an open fire for the first time.
Main Characters: SpongeGar, Squog, Patar
Fun Fact: The Cave-Man in the Patchy segments are played by Bill Faggerbakke, the voice of Patrick. 
 
While the Patchy segments of SpongeBob B.C are amazing, the actual cartoon is anything but. I love the atmosphere, and the whole theme of a caveman episode, but unfortunately, rather than doing a neat, cartoony idea like the Flintstones did, this episode is more realistic, and that turns out to be very boring. For starters, you can't even understand the characters. Great, no dialogue. Not only that, but it's frustrating to hear the familiar voices of SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward speaking gibberish the entire episode! It's an earsore, and gets old real fast. The whole "Cave-talk" aspect is cool at first, but you lose interest in it, after a few seconds. The plot is extremely basic, and although it's interesting, it isn't done in an interesting way. The plot doesn't successfully become entertaining until lightning finally strikes the log. And after that, it's just the 3 eating food, then fighting over the log. That's it! It's very basic, and really boring. Sure, visually, it's awesome! If there was no audio, it'd still be a great visual experience. Heck, it may be better, considering the Cave-talk is really annoying. The visual gags in this episode are really creative, and funny, but outside of that, there's no other form of comedy, since there's no actual real dialogue in this episode. The climax is pretty basic, and boring, while the ending is just extremely forced. I've said it before, although not here, and I'll say it again, this episode's title sums up this episode.
 
5. Doing Time
Original Airdate: 1-21-2002
Plot: Mrs. Puff goes to jail, and falls in love with it. Meanwhile, SpongeBob, and Patrick try to break her out.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mrs. Puff, Patrick
Fun Fact: Surfing Summer, a song a janitor the janitor listens to on his headphones is a full-length song.
 
You may be surprised to see this episode, but personally, I used to hate this episode. In fact, this used to be my least favorite episode of the entire Season! Why, you may ask? Let's take a look at an old review I did in May 2015, nearly 2 years ago.
 
Mrs. Puff just goes insane at the ending, and she ends up being put into solitary confinement, and she sees SpongeBob’s face on all the walls! Then there are constantly halluciniations, or visions, or dreams of alternate realities of Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob, Police, and cars. This episode is horrible.
 
Yeah. This review is lengthy, isn't it? Gotta love how I misspelled hallucinations. Anyway, this episode does have a very strong beginning, and middle. IT has a plot with a lot of potential, and it seems to succeed with no effort. It's done in a very well, and entertaining manner, and I personally enjoy these parts. The comedy in this episode is really something, because there are TONS of hilarious jokes with SpongeBob and Patrick, those 2 really crank out the jokes when it comes to them trying to break Puff out. Heck, just the idea of the 2 trying to break her out, is funny within itself! This episode really has a great plot, and a lot of great jokes, but the ending is just plain confusing! Mrs. Puff pretty much goes flat out insane, and I think it's done in a relatively poor manner. They could've done this in a funner way, rather than the more grim, realistic visions she had. Phineas and Ferb had weird out episodes where Candace went insane, and they did that perfectly well, so I personally think the writers could've made this episode's ending a whole lot better. Plus, it's just a waste. After watching the entire episode, you wonder whether or not Mrs. Puff will get out of jail, or not, and it just never gives you an answer, and kind of makes watching the episode pointless, and a waste of time. It had great potential, but the ending just smacked that away, giving off a poor ending to this episode.
 
4. Party Pooper Pants
Original Airdate: 2-17-2002
Plot: SpongeBob holds a party at his house, and becomes extremely strict, and focuses only on the schedule he's devised. But, will he get back into his house, after accidentally locking himself out?
Fun Fact: This is one of the lesser aired SpongeBob specials on Nickelodeon.
 
This episode just goes nowhere. SpongeBob gets all excited about throwing a party with a kit allowing you to do so, and then becomes an overall control freak, only to have the guests hate him, only to have him accidentally lock himself out, only to have him get arrested? What!? This episode takes one turn to another, and the concept of SpongeBob throwing a party sounds like it could be done really well, if the writers put more attention on the party. Heck, half the funny gags in this episode are of people interacting with each other in the party! I feel as if the writers missed out on a big opportunity to show off more of the characters we know, with them just hanging out, partying. SpongeBob's also extremely out of character. You'd think he'd be fine with a wild, and crazy party, especially considering the countless ones held for him in SpongeBob Meets the Strangler, but no, he acts like a total buzzkill, and is the ultimate example of a bad depiction of a control freak. He is obnoxious in this episode, and rightfully gets what he deserves, but really!? He gets arrested!? Why did the writers focus on this!? Why not focus on the actual party! It would've been much more entertaining! The episode just tends to rabbit trail away from its main subject, resulting in a sloppy mess. The episode has a good amount of funny gags, and an "Okay" plot concept, but it's just done in a manner, where I can't enjoy this episode.
 
3. The Bully
Original Airdate: 10-5-2001
Plot: A new student at Boating School, Flats the Flounder, threatens to kick SpongeBob's butt, and SpongeBob has to find a way to escape Flats' wrath.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Flats, Mrs. Puff
 
Ah, the Bully. One of my least favorite SpongeBob episodes from the third Season. Always has been. Always will. The ending is so stupid. I've never disliked an ending as much as this one. Okay, I'm lying, I hate A Pal for Gary's ending, but this is my personal second least favorite ending to a SpongeBob episode. This ending just leaves me questioning...
 
"Wait, can Mrs. Puff really kick SpongeBob's butt?"
 
"Why would she result to such violence?"
 
"Wouldn't she be charged for harming a student?"
 
"Is it reasonable to harm a student for harming another student?"
 
"How come none of SpongeBob's classmates are piping up about him? Are they all totally obnoxious jerks anxious to witness some sort of violence inflicted on another student? But they were cheering when Flats was knocked out!"
 
So many questions, over something this stupid. This is an awful ending, I hate it, I just hate it! It's always one of those episodes that's never really looked on by anyone, except me. This one tends to frustrate me. The concept is interesting, considering it does make Boating School more like a real school, but c'mon! It's not a plot necessary in a show like SpongeBob! I wanna see originality! Something interesting involving this magical sea of a variety of unique, and different characters. Not some interestingly designed background character from Season 1 given a terrible personality. Seriously, Flats is extremely one sided, He has no reason to be the way he is. He doesn't show any other emotion besides the bland bullying emotion. The only time he does show a bit of emotion is after the truck wreck, and that's it. Really, why is he even a bully? He seems to have a pretty reasonable dad, no one dares bully him, the teacher adores him, why? Maybe it's the way he looks, because there are a few jokes made about it, but really, there's no real clear reason why this episode is even happening in the first place! It's just a pointless episode, with a lot of really funny jokes and moments, but a terrible ending.
 
2. The Sponge Who Could Fly
Original Airdate: 3-21-2003
Plot: SpongeBob tries to live his dream of flying with the Jellyfish. And he ends up accidentally inflating his pants with a hair dryer, thus allowing him to having Super Flying SquarePants!
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Jellyfish
Fun Fact: This episode was intended to serve as the show's series finale.
 
Ugh, this episode. Scuse me, lost episode. It's better off it'd remain lost. Claimed to be a lost episode, this episode was actually originally supposed to be the series finale to the series. But, Nick screwed that up, even before they decided to renew the show for a fourth season! By airing new episodes after this one. This episode just results in being just plain bad. I think the plot is interesting, I personally believe the whole "SquarePants turned Super SquarePants" theme is an awesome idea, but the episode focuses on the hypocritical jerks known as the residents of Bikini Bottom. The Bikini Bottomites just ruin this episode! Sure, I'm fine with them laughing, and ridiculing SpongeBob, when he made his first attempts at trying to fly, it makes sense, and is a classic storyline to make the hero seem like the town fool, but once SpongeBob DOES fly, the townsfolk just become ultimate selfish snobs demanding that SpongeBob does favors for them! This ridiculous idea is done better later in Giant Squidward, and while it's decent in that episode, it's much worse in this one. This episode just misses out on an opportunity to be a special episode! A lost episode, the lost episode of SpongeBob, turns out to be one like this. Maybe it was one of the staff trying to hide it from popping up, ashamed he worked it. Really, this episode could've been really cool, and have lots of fun with the flying pants idea, but it doesn't! Instead, it focuses on SpongeBob wearing out the pants, because he's doing such dumb acts for the townsfolk! I just think that if this episode really focused on something much more interesting, even if SpongeBob was still helping them out, just in a Superhero like manner, than this episode would be great! Instead, we get this lame pile of junk. And even then, there's no humor in this episode! Some funny jokes from Old Man Jenkins, and SpongeBob's reaction to the prank caller, and that's it! Nothing else stands out in this episode! There's nothing funny about this episode. I don't this episode's comedy, it stinks! There's no real funny jokes! It focuses more on the storyline, and while I praise shows for tackling on storylines, focusing more on those, the storyline in this episode is worthless, because it's done in such a terrible way! The songs try so hard to be memorable, too, but they're not! None of the songs in this episode are good. They're really lame, and I think some of the worst songs in this show's history! They seem so generic, and forced, especially the ending song. Songs in this series are supposed to either make you laugh, teach you a lesson, or feel some sort of special emotion, and the songs in this one flop at all of these. All in all, this is a TERRIBLE special! Such an awful special!
 
Before we move on to our Number 1 pick, here are some honorable mentions.
 
One Krabs Trash
 
As Seen on TV
 
Snowball Effect
 
Plankton's Army
 
Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy IV
 
This Season wasn't even that bad. I like these honorable mentions!
 
1. Born Again Krabs
Original Airdate: 10-4-2003
Plot: After eating a moldy Krabby Patty, Mr. Krabs is set to die. But, Mr. Krabs makes a deal with the Flying Dutchman, that if he turns his life around, he doesn't have to go to Davy Jone's locker.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, The Flying Dutchman, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: This is the only episode the Flying Dutchman appears in, in Season 3.
 
Alright, let's do this. While I don't hate this episode with as much as a passion as The Sponge Who Could Fly, or The Bully, this episode is absolutely the worst episode this Season has to offer. There's nothing worth watching in this episode! The are no funny jokes this episode has to offer! Nothing! Just the gag with the ambulance, which is chuckle worthy, and the snapping Krabby Patty which is pretty funny, and that's it. That's only the start of the episode. The rest of the episode has NO COMEDY! No comedy for the rest of the episode! The writers try to put humor in it, but it's not funny! This episode is terrible with the comedy! It adds up to really dull, awkward moments. Mr. Krabs all giddy, and happy is fine, and I enjoy seeing the change in atmosphere in the Krusty Krab, but it just doesn't feel right. It's not done in a humorous way, it's not done in a SpongeBob way, it's just there. And when Krabs snaps, you lose all respect for him. He ends up selling SpongeBob to the Dutchman, and completely ditches everything he claimed he would do earlier in his previous "Dream" experience. The Dutchman then returns SpongeBob because he was too annoying, and the Dutchman couldn't think because of him.
 
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This episode is just a complete waste of an episode. The plot is pretty dark for a SpongeBob episode, and I don't mind dark, I loved Graveyard Shift, if you recalled in my top 10 Best Season 2 episode list, but this one is just too far. I don't like this episode. I really hate it. It's just terrible. That's coming from the heart. A lame plot, no jokes for a majority of the episode's run, a dumb ending where none of the characters get what they deserve, this episode would be better off if it didn't even exist.
 
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So there you have it, my picks for the Top 10 Worst Season 3 SpongeBob episodes. And, if you haven't noticed, I actually praised a lot of these episodes. I didn't get really critical until around Party Pooper Pants, and that's something, because I generally get really critical earlier on the list. As mentioned before, there are TONS of fantastic episodes in this Season, and soon enough, I'll be covering my picks for the Top 10 Best episodes from SpongeBob's Third Season.
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Out of all the SpongeBob Seasons, SpongeBob's third Season is truly one of my personal favorite seasons. And of course, that being said, there are TONS of episodes I just absolutely LOVE from this Season! So today, we're taking a look at my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 3 SpongeBob Episodes. Note: This'll be in my opinion, judging from the quality of the episode, and how I feel about the episode. 
 
* = Episodes I saw in my early years as a SpongeBob fan. Don't worry, this is the last list to have those nostalgic episodes.
 
10. The Camping Episode*
Original Airdate: 4-3-2004
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick go camping 10 feet away from their house. When Squidward ends up joining them, chaos strikes, especially once Squidward summons a Sea-bear.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick, Sea Bear
Fun Fact: There are a total of 9 things that could lure a Sea Bear when camping underwater.
 
Of course this episode was going to be on the list. There was no way avoiding it, this is one of the most comically genius episodes in the entire series! The plot so ridiculous, it's absolutely hilarious! The irony of SpongeBob and Patrick camping only 10 feet from their house is absolutely brilliant, and leads to a lot of hilarious situations. The whole "Sea-bear" element is extremely creative, and a very funny addition to the episode. Just the design of the Sea Bear is enough to make you laugh hard. The plot of this episode is really clever, and allows for a lot of comedic situations to occur as a result of it. I truly love this episode. It is just FULL of comedy! There are just so many hilarious jokes in this episode! Whether it's the humor driven by the silly plot, or the additional jokes like Patrick and SpongeBob eating Marshmallows, or even better, the Camp Fire Song Song. Oh my goodness, this episode just has it all! A brilliant plot that allows for tons of hilarious jokes to follow, in suit. A new character that's absolutely hilarious. Nonstop Grade A quality humor. Exciting suspense (Will Squidward survive?). A fantastic, memorable new song. And a great ending to leave off the episode on a very well done joke. This episode just has it all! It's a top notch quality episode, and is one of the best of this season!
 
9. Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy V
Original Airdate: 6-1-2002
Plot: Barnacle Boy, tired of being treated like a little kid from Mermaidman, decides to abandon Mermaidman, and turn to the evil side. So, SpongeBob, Squidward, Sandy, and Patrick help Mermaidman, and form a new generation of the I.J.L.S.A
Main Characters: Barnacle Boy, Mermaidman, SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick, Sandy
Fun Fact: This is the first Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy episode to actually center around the dynamic duo, rather than SpongeBob (And Patrick).
 
Well, well, well. What do we have here? The best MM&BB episode, that's what it is! MM&BB V is a classic! A classic! You know why? It has the most interesting plotline out of all the MM&BB episodes! This episode has a really creative, and interesting plotline, that'll keep you on your toes with the suspense. Barnacle Boy wanting to be a Barnacle Man is certainly a really interesting premise, that's never really been established before. Not only that, the idea of the duo splitting up is a very interesting concept, that had not yet been explored at the time. The whole "Good Guy" goes "Bad" is honestly, done very well. It doesn't have any typical cliches, and succeeds in showing off original elements that separates this episode from other cartoons that have done this type of plot before. But the REAL highlight of the plot is when the main SpongeBob gang became the IJLSA. This was a GENIUS idea to make the main characters all superheroes! It's done in an extremely well, and funny way. This added element of our favorite characters becoming superheroes, especially already existing in their universe is really interesting if you ask me. I mean, it's way more interesting than "Sponge Out of Water's" element where the characters become superheros. You know why? Because, rather than pull it out randomly, this time, the character's change actually has something to do with the episode! It has a strong relevance to the plot, in fact the plot was even setting this whole thing up! But, in the movie, it's not set up until about a few minutes before they become superheros, and that's it. I mean really, the superheros are much more memorable in this episode anyway. I think the writers did a fantastic job designing these new, original superheros. The Quickster has a really nice design, I love Captain Magma's power, and his overall theme, The Elastic Wasteband has a pretty cool power, overall, and Miss Appear has a pretty interesting design, and a pretty cool power. The whole "Superhero" turn of events really help boost my opinion in this episode's quality. It touches on stuff that have never been done in the show before, and still hasn't been done, outside of this episode. And the way the Superhero team gets defeated, oh the irony! They pretty much defeat themselves! But the plot twist of Barnacle Boy still caring about Mermaidman was a pretty touching turn of events, and really was a nice way to end the episode. This episode has a lot of comedy too, like The Chief, to the gang acting as Superheros, to the "Dark Side" of the room joke, this episode is just booming with originality, entertaining plot elements, cool designs, and funny jokes. This is definitely one of the best of the season!
 
8. Chocolate with Nuts
Original Airdate: 6-1-2002
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick decide to live the fancy life, and try to earn money by becoming door-to-door Chocolate bar salesmen.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Tom, Almost dead old lady fish, The Con Artist
Fun Fact: This episode features the biggest role of the background character, Tom.
 
Huh, this episode aired on the same day as the previous episode, and is paired up with that episode. Neat, huh. And rightfully so, this is definitely one of the funniest episodes of the series! This episode is usually praised for being the best of the Season, and while I disagree, believing that there are still more episodes better than this one, I can't deny that it is one of the best of the Season. It is so hilarious! The running gags in this episode are truly some of the greatest running gags I have ever seen in the cartoon. Tom, the crazy Chocolate guy is absolutely insane, and HILARIOUS! His debut in this episode seems so random, and just out of place, but it all comes together, once he continues to show up in the episode screaming "CHOCOLATE!!!!", and in the end, he ends up saving the day by BUYING all of SpongeBob, and Patrick's chocolate. It is a HILARIOUS turn of events, indeed! This episode has such a simple plot to it, and its done in such an incredible way! The way they managed to allow this simple plot to bloom into a joke driven plot is just truly incredible. This is an example of a simple plot done right. There are just so many jokes in this episode! Every single house that the 2 stop at, there's at least 1 joke that gets me really laughing. The Con Artist is pretty funny, especially considering he puts up such a serious, and dramatic monologue, just to con the 2 into buying his Chocolate bars. The Old Ladies are one of the absolute BEST parts of the episode, being absolutely hilarious characters. Just the idea of a nearly dying corpse of a fish that's somehow still alive...I don't even know what to say to that. It's insane, wacky, and works on so many levels! There are tons of one-liners too, like SpongeBob and Patrick's entire conversation at the diner. Not to mention, this episode is probably where Patrick's at his best. He's got so many classic, and memorable, hilarious quotes from "Focusing!" to "I love you.", he's just so funny! And the plot twists at the end, like the Chocolate guy wanting to buy all of the Chocolate the entire time, to SpongeBob and Patrick using their money to go on a date with the old ladies, it adds on more special-ness to the episode. This episode is just such an amazing episode, and deserves the recognition it has.
 
7. The Algae's Always Greener
Original Airdate: 3-22-2002
Plot: Plankton decides to switch lives with Mr. Krabs using his invention. But, he learns that living as Krabs isn't what it's so cracked up to be.
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Squidward
Not that fun of a fact: This would've been the last Season premiere, had the movie been the last thing to come out of the franchise.
 
Ah, yes. The first episode of this glorious Season, and my, it's a glorious episode. The plot is very creative, and I think it's a very interesting concept. The idea of Plankton switching lives with Mr. Krabs is really brilliant, and definitely uses the whole "Plankton is an evil genius" trope well, using his invention creating skills as an advantage to form the plot of this episode. The plot allows a lot of pretty cool situations for Plankton to get into, and while it's fun, and entertaining to watch, especially the climax with Krabs, the highlight of the episode is the comedy! There's so many funny quotes in this episode from "But I've never review anything! Except for those foreign exercise videos my cousin sent me" to "So long, Shrimp!", that this episode is certainly one of the most memorable of the series. There's tons of other hilarious jokes as well, like Squidward's terrible Krabby Patty, to SpongeBob overreacting to "failing" the good Krusty Krab name, by accidentally giving a customer a large soda, instead of a medium, like they asked. This episode is just filled to the border with tons of hilarious moments, especially Plankton's natural reaction to them, allowing for tons of funny moments to ensue due to his decisions. Also, things get crazy when Plankton gets a taste of his own medicine, when Krabs tries to steal the formula, and it's done in a really entertaining, and climatic way. It's very entertaining witnessing the tables turn on Plankton, as Krabs finally proves to be a much bigger threat than Plankton was as a villain. And Plankton, escaping right back to reality allows for a solid ending to a solid episode. This episode is fantastic. It's got a great plot idea, a great climax, and tons of funny jokes. It's an incredible episode that I highly recommend watching.
 
6. Mid-Life Crustacean*
Original Airdate: 1-24-2003
Plot: Mr. Krabs, tired of feeling like an old man, decides to live the night of his life, by joining SpongeBob and Patrick enjoying a night of debauchery. But, things take a wrong turn, as SpongeBob and Patrick do a lot more uncool stuff, rather than interesting things.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: Paul Tibbitt, a then-writer of the series, voices Mr. Krabs' Mother in this episode.
 
I'm not sure why anyone ever seems to really talk about this episode, when discussing Season 3 SpongeBob episodes, because quite frankly, I believe this is one of the best episodes of the entire SERIES! Its target audience seems to swerve towards older audience more than their usual demographic, but that allows for a much more unique, and entertaining episode! The plot of this episode is hilarious, because an episode focusing on a main character trying his best not to age, having a mid-life crisis, afraid of becoming an old geezer, hasn't really been done in cartoons all that much, and this episode nails it PERFECTLY! For starters, SpongeBob and Patrick are HILARIOUS in this episode! From the moment they meet up in the episode, screaming at the top of their lungs, causing Squidward to yell at them for yelling is just priceless! It gets even better from that point on, with so many hilarious jokes from the 2. From them thinking they've got "Style", thinking they're cool, and hip, only to be doing lame stuff like hanging out a Laundry Matt (The entire scene with them at The Wash is absolutely hilarious!), to picking up trash on the side of a highway is just hilarious. All the things they do are funny both visually, and the dialogue they say as a result of it (Are you feeling it now Mr. Krabs?). But that ending, oh that ending. There's never been a dirtier episode than this one in SpongeBob's show (Although Sailor Mouth might be a possible competition when it comes to which episode is the dirtier one), and this ending is here to prove it. It's absolutely shocking, and hilarious to see these innocent characters, who, up to this point in the episode kept doing lame, yet funny things, do something so much raunchier. And it's a hilarious irony that it turns out they were in Mr. Krab's MOTHER'S HOUSE, of all places! Leading to a very hilarious, and awkward ending, of Mr. Krabs in his old room, claiming to feel a lot younger. It's all in all an amazing episode, that truly delves into more mature situations, thus allowing for a perfect episode.
 
5. Krab Borg!*
Original Airdate: 3-29-2002
Plot: SpongeBob watches a horror movie about robots taking over the world, and the following day, he ends up fooling himself, and Squidward into thinking Mr. Krabs is a robot.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: The man running away from the robot in the horror movie SpongeBob watches (Night of the Robot) is Dan Povenmire, a then-writer who went on to co-create Phineas & Ferb with Jeff "Swampy" Marsh.
 
This episode for a time was my favorite episode in the entire series. And rightfully so, this is definitely one of the greatest episodes of the series. First off, the plot line is entirely original. There are plots similar to this in other forms of entertaining media, but this one is the first of its kind. The plot is fully original, and really allows for tons of hilarious exchanges between SpongeBob, and Squidward. Really, it's these 2 that make the episode. Squidward's sarcastic, realistic, logical remarks, to SpongeBob's insane blabbering makes for some really hilarious moments, like when Squidward throws SpongeBob into the kitchen, and he pops back out of nowhere, or when SpongeBob constantly tells Mr. Krabs to come over here, then telling Krabs made up information that relate to Squidward. These two have a brilliant bond, and I think this episode's execution of the plot is even better than the plot itself! There are tons of hilarious jokes in this episode, from Krabs doing the "Robot" to a song (Which, by the way, is an awesome piece of instrumental music), to SpongeBob and Squidward reading a book "How to Torture". The way Mr. Krabs causes Squidward to indirectly believe SpongeBob is genius, and is a really strong plot point for this episode. The interrogation between Mr. Krabs, and SpongeBob/Squidward is really entertaining, and even is a great climax that leads to the episode's ending that Krabs isn't a robot, and it turns out the movie ended with everyone realizing there was never a robot. it was just their imagination. What an ending. This episode is a hilarious episode, with tons of hilarious quotes, great characters, and a really original, and genius plot.
 
4. Wet Painters*
Original Airdate: 5-10-2002
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick are given an assignment to clean Mr. Krabs' living room. But, if they get 1 drop of paint on any of his precious treasures, he'll cut off SpongeBob and Patrick's butts, and hang them above his fireplace.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the second episode of the Season to show off one of Krab's "firsts", this episode showing off his first dollar, and Can You Spare a Dime? showing off his first dime.
 
Oh boy, what an episode. This one is fantastic. I'm not over exaggerating, or using that word, because I'm tired of using the same descriptive adjectives to describe these episodes, that statement  comes straight out of the heart. There's seriously nothing wrong with this episode. It's just a perfect episode. And it's only #4! The plot of this episode is fantastic. It's got a great blend between a likable simple plot (SpongeBob and Patrick painting a room), and a complex, dark twist (Mr. Krabs threatening to chop off SpongeBob and Patrick's behinds if they get any paint on his treasure). I'm not going to lie, this plot has a great concept, but has an even greater execution. The episode's plot allows it to be suspenseful. but at the same time hilarious. That leads to tons of very entertaining moments, especially when SpongeBob is actually painting, and is trying at all costs to avoid getting paint on anything, while Patrick simply threatens to make a mess indirectly. I must say it's done very well, keeping you on your toes, hoping they won't mess up, but at the same time, laughing about their actions that lead them to almost mess up. And let me tell you, the irony that they got a micro-small drop of paint you have to look EXTREMELY close to see, on Mr. Krabs first dollar is a hilarious plot point! And even better, SpongeBob digs his own hole, by trying to rub off the paint, only causing it smear all over the dollar, making the paint clear to see. Now you know they're in trouble, but at the same time, you know there's a possibility they might get the paint off, thus leading into a hilarious montage. Following, you have a pretty suspenseful climax, with SpongeBob and Patrick trying to hide the dollar from Krabs, only to have it ultimately fail, and...
 
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Yeah, just kidding. Instead, it turns out Krabs was messing with the 2, and the paint comes off with saliva. Why did he do this? Because he just likes to mess with the 2.
 
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What a hilarious episode! Oh my gosh, this episode is just FULL of comedy! Patrick is at once again, his best. I take back what I said in the CWN review. This is when Patrick is at his funniest. He acts so carefree, leading into insane moments that almost cause the paint to make a mess. From trying to use an ax to open his can of paint, to blowing an extra, pointless, giant paint bubble, he is absolutely hilarious! Especially in that giant paint bubble scene, oh my gosh, that's one of his most underrated moments. That is severely underrated. Let's not forget how he acted in the montage, constantly getting beaten up unintentionally, and having one of his greatest moments of the series.
 
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Patrick is perfect in this episode, he really is. And SpongeBob's reactions to some of his antics embellish the humor even more! And that plot twist that Krabs was messing with them was a HILARIOUS and really unexpected, goofy ending! And even better, Krabs gets what he deserves, when his saliva washes off all the paint, leaving for a gloppy mess getting all over his treasures. All in all, this is an amazing episode, with a great execution of a simple plot, tons of funny jokes, plenty of suspense to keep you hooked on the episode, and great characters. What an amazing episode!
 
3. No Weenies Allowed*
Original Airdate: 3-15-2002
Plot: SpongeBob tries to get into the Salty Spittoon, the roughest, toughest club in all the sea. But first, he has to prove he's tough to get in.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Reg, Sandy, Nerds, Weenie Hut Jr. Waiter, Patrick
Fun Fact: The Nerds eating inside Weenie Hut Jr.'s are voiced by Paul Tibbitt and Kent Osborne, two then-writers who worked on this episode.
 
Oh boy, let's get into this episode! This episode has to be one of my personal favorites of the Season. It's just such a perfect episode! It has a plot that allows for tons of funny moments to occur. The idea of SpongeBob trying to get into a tough club is hilarious! Sure, you'd think the writers would focus on the experience in the club, but instead, they poke fun of how funny this situation of SpongeBob just trying to get INTO the club can be! And it really works. The interactions between SpongeBob and Reg can go from chuckle worthy, to absolutely hilarious! There are just TONS of memorable moments in this episode, from the more famous "I Stubbed my toe, and I only cried for 20 minutes" quote, to SpongeBob pretending to be a tattoo on some tough fish's arm, it just makes for so many comedic situations! All the attempts SpongeBob makes to try to get into the club has at least some top notch quality joke that'll leave you laughing for a good handful of seconds the first time you lay eyes on this episode. This episode does an amazing job with the various different attempts SpongeBob takes to get into the Salty Spittoon. And of course, we have Weenie Hut Jr's. A place where nerds, and weenies hang out. These moments where SpongeBob are among people weenier then he is, really allow for really funny moments if you think about it. SpongeBob is trying to prove he's too tough for this place, and is trying to get into a very tough club. But, he ends up failing, and each time returns to the place he's reluctant to go, claiming he has no friends there, yet Patrick is there, hanging out. This is hilarious, and really adds on a deeper, funnier element to the plot upon watching the episode. Even then, various other gags regarding Weenie Hut Jr's are hilarious like the fact that the waiter there is a robot, the fact that there are other Weenie Hut locations, and the overly exaggerated amount of themed days. All in all, it's a really funny episode, just overall. All of SpongeBob's interactions in this episode have some form of comedic charm to them, and it just leads to being an overall hilarious episode.
 
2. Krusty Krab Training Video*
Original Airdate: 5-10-2002
Plot: You're the new Krusty Krab employee! Here's a video to guide you through working at the Krusty Krab
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Patrick
Fun Fact: The narrator in this episode has actually narrated real training videos for different businesses in the past, before this episode.
 
You knew this was going to pop up on the list, there was no avoiding it. As much as I wanted this to be lower on the list, in order to have a more unique set of opinions, I really checked out this episode, and there's no denying that the quality of it is so strong, you just can't avoid having it this high on the list! The whole premise of a training video at the Krusty Krab is genius. It is, it truly is. It's a fast food restaurant, so it's a PERFECT concept that won't be done in any other cartoon, considering none of them focus around some sort of restaurant or shop as much as SpongeBob does. This episode has a genius premise, and I really have to give it to the writers, they did a fantastic job capturing the cheesiness, and cliches of training videos. They even went the extra mile by having a guy who actually narrated training videos in real life narrate this episode. As for the comedy, well, to sum it up, every major scene in this episode seems to have its own individual hilarious joke. There are OODLES of jokes in this episode that are absolute classics! From the P. o.o.P joke, to Mr. Krabs' saying (The Money is always right) to the "advanced" technological advancements of the restaurant, there are just so many jokes in this episode! All different types of jokes! Ones about regular SpongeBob events like Plankton failing to steal the formula, or 4th wall jokes like Patrick being freaked out by the voice of the narrator, wondering who it is. All in all, this episode has an amazing premise, and while it doesn't really seem to have a plot, it's all made up by the large amount of funny jokes. And that ending, oh, that ending. Sure, Nick ruins it nowadays by playing the credits at the bottom of the screen leading up to the ending, but back before Nick added that annoying feature, the ending was an amazing smack in the face! You all expected to hear the formula, didn't you? Heh-heh, WRONG! It's truly amazing that the writers pulled off such a hilarious ending that trolls you by cutting itself off. This is definitely one of the greatest quality episodes in the series!
 
Now, before we move on to Number 1, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
Just One Bite
 
Nasty Patty
 
Missing Identity
 
Squilliam Returns
 
Rock-a-Bye Bivalve
 
 
And, the Number 1 Best Episode from SpongeBob's Third Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. SpongeBob Meets the Strangler*
Original Airdate: 10-11-2004
Plot: SpongeBob tells on a criminal for littering, by calling the police. But, what happens when the criminal escapes, and SpongeBob is in danger of getting strangled! He resorts to hiring a bodyguard, unaware that the bodyguard is the strangler.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, The Strangler, Patrick
Fun Fact: With the exception of Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, Bubble Bass, and Flats the Flounder, just about every featured character on the series up to this point appears in this episode.
 
Oh man, this is the one. This is the one. my personal favorite episode in the entire Season. It's so fantastic, I find it to be better quality than the Krusty Krab training video! Now that's something hard to accomplish. This episode is amazing. It truly is. It's my favorite episode in the entire Season, and is one of my top favorites of the Series! This episode is incredible. It has such a funny plot! A series plot element, a criminal who is known for strangling people who tells on him, cleverly becomes his next planned victim's bodyguard, and even funnier, SpongeBob, and everyone else is completely oblivious to it, despite its obviousness! The fact that this serious character is driven mad from SpongeBob's constant stalling, and parties, that he straight up ditches SpongeBob claiming he's being chased by a maniac! Oh the hilarious irony! And he even ends up in jail at the end! This episode just incredibly funny! From the constant irony of the plot line, to other gems like Squidward having a 12% rate of showing up to work on time, or SpongeBob debating which paper towel to get (Best paper towel around, or Best Paper towel in town). These little moments are just absolutely hilarious, and even add a bit of realistic comedy into the episode as well. Trust me, there are nonsensical ones that work, as well. Especially SpongeBob jumping into the strangler's eye sockets wearing sharp cleats. Ouch! That moment is so insanely hilarious, and to this day still gets me laughing. It is a hilarious moment, especially the cleverly placed "6 Hours Later" time card! There are just so many hilarious jokes in this episode, I certainly can't count them all. For an episode that's in a pair that wraps up the Season, oh boy, it really helps end the Season on a high note! This is a perfect, excellent masterpiece, and in my opinion, it's the absolute best episode of SpongeBob's third season.
 
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So there you have it, my picks for the Top 10 Best episodes from SpongeBob's Third Season.

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Well folks...

 

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It's time once again for more Top 10 lists from your's truly. Don't worry, this list is actually pretty decent, much better than my Seasons 1-3 lists. Though my reviews won't be that good until my Season 5 lists, this is at least an enjoyable list. And hey, you guys all seemed to really like my Worst/Best lists for Seasons 1-3 (Well, at least Seasons 1 & 3, can't blame ya when it comes to Season 2), so this list will be an enjoyable read. So sit back, relax, and it's time to delve into some good and bad episodes from a fairly overrated Season (Yeah, Season 4 is better than just about every Post-Move Season, but I personally like Season 5 more than 4   :paperbag: ).

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Usually, when it comes to SpongeBob, people claim that only the first 3 Seasons were good, and starting with Season 4, the show got worst. While in my opinion, the bad episodes of each Season have definitely gotten much worse than the first 3 Season's bad episodes, there's still tons of great, and amazing episodes from the Seasons after 1-3. But, today we won't be talking about those good episodes, oh no, we're talking about the bad episodes. Today, I'm going to be telling you my picks for the Top 10 Worst Season 4 SpongeBob Episodes. Please Note: This will be based off my opinion, and how I deem the quality of the episode to be. So let's get rolling!
 
10. Rule of Dumb
Original Airdate: 2-17-2007
Plot: Patrick is crowned king due to his ancestry. He slowly morphs into a greedy monster, due to his power.
Main Characters: Patrick, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: This remains the only episode since I'm with Stupid to show off Patrick's parents (Appearing in the family tree).
 
Alright, so we're starting the list with this episode. Now, as a child, I used to really like this episode. I did, I really did. It was one of my personal favorite episodes of the Season. And in a way, it still holds up. Granted, it's a lot worse than a lot of the Season's other episodes, but honestly, this episode is alright, compared to how much of a big deal people make about this episode. First off, yes, Patrick is a rude, and arrogant jerk. But, he ends up learning his lesson in then end, realizing what a monster he's become (With a great metaphor of this being used in a mirror Patrick looks at). I think the issue is, he's a little too much of a jerk at times. I don't mind him being the average jerk that you'd want to punch in the face for being such a nuisance to society (Oh wait, yeah I do, but that's in future Seasons), but when he's at the point where he's making a poor little fish cry, by taking his comic book collection he spent his life working on. That scene used to slightly break my heart when I was little, because of how mean spirited it is. But in a way, I can understand why the writers did this. They're making Patrick an intentional jerk for the sake of the episode, and I can honestly at least appreciate that. So, why is it on the list? Well, the plot is a little absurd, not the best plot done in an episode, but not the worst one either. But, I think the real issue with this episode is the COMEDY. You see, there are hardly any real funny jokes in this episode. There are maybe a couple of funny jokes, I guess, like Patrick having Squidward's house removed in favor of a Ferris Wheel (And SpongeBob's enthusiasm makes the situation even funnier!), but ultimately, this episode is kind of a snooze. At least its not all just plain filler, with Patrick trying to decide what to do as king, this episode actually does pretty well with pacing. I guess once Patrick becomes king, there's really nothing entertaining going on. Without any funny jokes, we just mostly watch Patrick do things, and act like an arrogant fool. That's really entertaining. I do like how they designed his house (I especially like the Indoor Swimming Pool), but really, there's nothing else really exciting about Patrick being king. He just walks around bossing people around, and some fools actually listen to him (Thank goodness for Squidward, piping up about how much of a moron Patrick is). Honestly, this episode is plain unentertaining. It has an interesting concept they could've really branched out on, but they decided to shift the focus to Patrick slowly becoming a mad man with power. I mean, the beginning was fine. Heck, it was pretty funny. Patrick in panic because he think a man is from the Library trying to get back the books Patrick never returned was a pretty funny way to start off the episode. But honestly, the whole "Kinged" sequence is just boring. I guess when this title says "Rule of Dumb" it means it.
 
9. All That Glitters
Original Airdate: 6-2-2006
Plot: SpongeBob breaks his spatula, and has to get a replacement for it.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Spat, Le Spatula
Fun Fact: SpongeBob is seen crying in at least 25 different shots in this episode (Aka: Different angles in different locations)
 
Ugh, what a mess this episode is. This episode is well known for being a terrible episode, and I agree, it is pretty bad. But let's take a look at why. So first off, when you look at the basic premise of the episode, it's not half bad. The idea of SpongeBob breaking the most important thing to the job he loves seems like it could make for an entertaining episode. Unfortunately, the execution of this episode is done in such a terrible way! Right off the bat, there's way too much filler. SpongeBob constantly crying because his spatula broke could be a lot funnier, if the writers were more clever with it. I mean, c'mon. They did show at least 2 funny parts of the crying montage, with SpongeBob in therapy, briefly stops crying, and then resumes, as well as when Patrick walks up to him, and starts crying too (Not in an annoying way, a really comical way). So obviously the writers did have material that can prove that this scenario could be funny, but instead, they seem to go for a lazier route, and don't really try for some of the other locations in the montage. Then, we have the hospital scene. These scenes are...Meh. They're not that good, but they're definitely the best part of the episode (Outside the goofy human hands that delivery SpongeBob the Monster Krabby Patty). Theses scenes don't have many annoying parts, but these scenes just aren't funny. I get it, it's supposed to be the big, dramatic plot points of the episode. I will admit, I actually think it was clever to include the fake-out death from Spat, but honestly, there's really nothing else to say about these scenes. They successfully convey the story, but the jokes in them just don't work. Now, let's talk about the WORST part of the episode. Le Spatula. Ugh...this character is probably the most unlikable one-time character in the entire series. He is such an obnoxious, and aggravating jerk, who completely wastes your time! We go through plenty of unfunny filler involving SpongeBob giving up everything he owns for Le Spatula, and finally, when you think something entertaining is going to happen ("Alright, now it's time to see this cool, fancy spatula in action), of course, the Spatula abandons SpongeBob, disrespecting him, and the place he works at. I wouldn't be so mad about this, if it wasn't for all the filler that lead up to this moment! Seriously!? I wasted all my time watching this...for that!? It's so useless, and a pathetic part of an episode that outright wastes your time, and kind of insults you for watching the episode! Next, we get the other hospital scene, Spat leaves SpongeBob because he heard SpongeBob replaced him (Wow, so apparently, he's sentient now, yet he wasn't at the start of the episode?). I don't mind it, but it's kind of weird this is the first time he's ever moved on his own. Up until this point, he's always been a regular spatula. Heck, the Hydro-Dynamic Spatula was SpongeBob's first spatula, not Spat! Anyway, continuity doesn't matter, who cares? So, SpongeBob cries again for another very long time (Even worse than before, because this time, there's even LESS comedy!), and hip-hip-hooray, Spat suddenly changed his mind!
 
This episode is just a mess, but it's not a complete mess. For starters, it still remains very memorable, despite it's memorable for a bad reason, at least it's not as boring and forgettable as some of the later episodes on this list. Second, there's actually some funny jokes in this episode. The Dr. who is an actor jokes are actually quite funny in my opinion, and I already mentioned how much I enjoy the "Monster Krabby Patty" jokes. This episode is either a drama fest, or just important moments in the story, without any actual funny bits of humor in them. Not to mention the completely wasted potential of Le Spatula. It's a very bad episode, but it's not the worst of this Season. It has mostly terrible qualities, but some good ones too. Heck, even though I personally dislike this episode more than the upcoming few episodes, those episodes happen to be much worse in quality, due to how boring and forgettable they are. So while they're not as frustrating as this episode, they're still pretty poor quality.
 
8. The Thing
Original Airdate: 1-15-2007
Plot: After storming out of his house, Squidward gets into a major accident, and ends up getting covered in cement. He is then mistaken by SpongeBob and Patrick as a mysterious creature.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: Squidward is trapped in cement for nearly a week in this episode.
 
*Sigh* Why on earth did I like this episode as a child? That's a question I asked myself many times with plenty of other terrible episodes in this series. Why is this episode so hated? Well, it's full of constant unfair abuse towards Squidward. All he wants to do is watch a little TV, at HIS house, and is forced out by SpongeBob and Patrick. But the whole "Squid Abuse" thing isn't why I put it on the list. No, I try to look passed that trope when ranking episodes in these series. The reason why this episode is on the list is because it's simply unentertaining. You KNOW that thing was Squidward, so you become absolutely frustrated when watching the episode. The thing is, I don't blame SpongeBob or Patrick for ruining the episode. They truly believe this thing is a wild creature, and have no idea it's Squidward. But we, the audience don't know it! So that leads for some very unsettling moments. The only part of the episode I really dislike SpongeBob and Patrick's character is how they randomly force themselves into Squidward's house to the point of driving him out. That, was not cool. It was an awful way to start off the episode, and further proves your valid reason to pity Squidward in this episode. He didn't deserve this treatment! All he wanted to do was watch a little TV. Looking at the episode aside from the famous argument that it stinks because Squidward is being abused, is because it's not funny. There are no jokes in this episode that make me laugh, outside of the joke at the end of the episode where Squidward discovers a similar looking species, who turn out to be lead by Kelpy G., and the joke about Squidward slamming his door shut when SpongeBob knocks on the door and yells Squidward's name. This episode is just boring. I mean, joke wise, there's no really good jokes. All the jokes are at Squidward's expense, and while I don't mind that in some episodes (Like The Camping Episode), the point is, the episode needs a variety of other forms of humor to balance the jokes out, and not make it so repetitive (Like The Camping Episode). The ending is probably the best part of the episode, which was really satisfying to see Squidward finally get to enjoy Kelpy G.'s smooth jazz. And you might be think "Oh, more Squid abuse incoming", but really, in my opinion, I think after the episode ends, Kelpy G. would just continue playing, and Squidward would find his way out without harm. The twist at the ending was pretty nice, and was honestly kind of sweet to see Squidward finally gets what he wants. While there are some exciting moments, like the Swat team arriving (Twice), these action packed moments just don't make up for how unfunny this episode is! Ultimately, this episode has a plot that's set up in an awful way, some exciting action packed moments, unfunny jokes, unneeded abuse towards Squidward, and a nice little ending. It's a bad episode, but it's not the worst this Season has to offer, oh no.
 
7. Hocus Pocus
Original Airdate: 1-15-2007
Plot: SpongeBob tests out a magic kit, and convinces himself that he's turned Squidward into an icecream cone.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mister Magic
Fun Fact: This is Tom's biggest appearance since Chocolate with Nuts.
 
Hey, what do you know. This episode is paired with #8. Now isn't that a coincidence. Now, I will be honest with you. I have a soft spot for this episode. This is an episode I find to be pretty alright. It's not the best of the Season, but isn't the worst. I prefer this episode over the previous 3. So, why exactly is this at #7 then? Well, remember, this is not only based on my opinion, but also my judgement on the episode's quality, and while I may enjoy this episode, the quality of it isn't too bright. This is probably one of the most forgettable episodes of the Season. That seems to be a thing with this Season, the episodes are really forgettable compared to all the other Seasons (Whether it's for better or worse). This episode is no exception to that. Being one of the more unmemorable episodes of the Season, that definitely does not help how the episode holds up. Second, the plot for this episode actually starts off pretty good, but finishes in a very lazy manner. First off, I do think the plot for this episode is pretty nice. It's an enjoyable plot, that hasn't really been done in the series before. Unfortunately, it takes a really lazy turn to becoming a Wizard of Oz parody. Anyone who has seen the Wizard of Oz, or at least heard of it, knows that the ending to this episode parodies it, and does it in a less entertaining way. It's a lazy way to wrap up the episode, and honestly, it really sours my opinion on this episode. It was pretty mediocre until this point, but once the writing became unoriginal, that's a major turnoff of the episode. But even worse, the jokes! There aren't any really funny jokes in this episode. The only funny gag I can think of is the annoying kid who is crying about his icecream, and how annoyed his dad gets at him. It's funny because it feels stripped from reality, and that's honestly something you wouldn't expect to see in SpongeBob. The majority of this episode is just filler, and doesn't really have that much significance to it, other than attempts at trying to be funny. At least The Thing, and All that Glitters are original episodes, with actual original writing, this one just seems lazily put together.
 
6. SquidBob TentaclePants
Original Airdate: 11-4-2005
Plot: When Squidward ends up getting combined with SpongeBob due to Sandy's latest invention, Squidward has to deal with living his life conjoined to the Sponge. Will Sandy get them unstuck before Squidward's Clarinet Recital?
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Sandy
Fun Fact: The ending scene with Squidward morphed with the rest of the characters has been cut out of some foreign airings of this episode.
 
I'm not quite sure how to describe this episode. This is an episode that has made me turn off the TV in the past when I saw it was coming on. I don't know what it is. I seem to dislike this episode, yet there are actually some pretty decent qualities about this episode. First off, the plot is pretty good if ask me. One of the more creative plots on this list (Probably the most creative plot on this list), and there's not that many unlikable moments in this episode. But why is it bad? Is it just the uncomfortable-ness of Squidward and SpongeBob being conjoined? No. I think it, once again, has to do with the comedy. A lot of the jokes in this episode are about SpongeBob and Squidward being stuck together, and quite frankly, a lot of them aren't even that funny. They're not bad jokes, they just really appease to me. If you want to see a cartoon with much better conjoined jokes than in this one, just watch CatDog. I do believe this episode could've been much better in my honest opinion. The scenes are the Krusty Krab are okay, but they're not really necessary. I guess it's there to prove that the 2 can't really function in their lives, stuck together, but hey. There's a joke about the 2 going to bed that conveys that same message and does it in a lot funnier, much quicker time. The Krusty Krab scenes just seem to drag on, and they're not even that good. I do really like the foreshadowing in this episode though, when some surfer fish says to the 2 "Rock on, freaky bro", when he sees Squidward practicing his clarinet the day before the recital. I don't know, I just feel as if the writers could've done more in this episode. There's certainly not that many jokes that're funny in this episode (The only funny bit I can think of was when SpongeBob and Squidward teleported to the classroom, and to space. Especially the Space scene, that was funny). I will admit, the characters are actually better than I remember. I used to really hate this episode, but now, I'm okay with it. SpongeBob actually is compassionate towards Squidward, and gives him a motivational speech when Squidward decides he can't go on. This moment, as well as how the audience loved the 2 combined were real highlights in the episode. But that garbage ending just ruins that whole experience for me. I'm not even going to touch on that, it's disturbing, and disgusting.
 
5. Wigstruck
Original Airdate: 11-17-2006
Plot: SpongeBob finds a new wig, and decides to wear it, despite the trouble it contains.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Sandy, Ned
Fun Fact: This episode was released on DVD two weeks, and three days before it's original airing in the United States.
 
Yes, this is an episode, about wigs. And it's not a funny one either. This seems to be a trend with the worst episodes of Season 4. The worst episodes of Seasons 2 & 3 tended to be considered as the worst for how annoying, or frustrating they were. These episodes are just boring. There's nothing really frustrating about this one, it's just...lame. If they wanted to make a great episode about wigs, they could've made Squidward the main character. That would've been a hilarious episode! Instead, we get stuck with this nonsense. There's hardly any funny jokes in this episode. A majority of them are chuckle worthy like SpongeBob's extension to his door to fit the wig. The only really funny one was when the theater consumers decided to start a riot, and when they all run out of the theater, one of the workers says "I told you that movie was terrible." That quote is the absolute highlight of the episode, because it is really clever, and funny! But the rest of the episode, it just isn't. The plot is lame, and boring because it doesn't allow for any really funny jokes to take place. Most of the episode are people just insulting SpongeBob's wig, and let me tell you, it's not entertaining in the slightest. SpongeBob is so naive, it makes these moments even more boring! This episode is the absolute definition of "Filler". The only parts that really contribute to the plot are the movie theater scene (Which is a pretty mediocre scene), and the Ned & the Needlefish scenes. While I do like these scenes, they're definitely not anywhere near spectacular. They're just okay I guess. This episode is definitely one of the weakest of the Season, and while I don't hate it as much as The Thing or All That Glitters, I still am NOT fond of this episode.
 
4. Bummer Vacation
Original Airdate: 10-13-2006
Plot: To avoid trouble, Mr. Krabs decides it is time for SpongeBob to take a vacation, but SpongeBob is resists this, and tries to get back in the Krusty Krab no matter what.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the only episode to feature the Krusty Krab Playset.
 
Out of all the episodes on this list, this one...*Sigh* I don't know what to call this. The premise is pretty good, I think it's an interesting concept to show off what would happen if SpongeBob was forced to take a vacation, but the issue is, it's done in a really lousy way. The entire episode focuses on SpongeBob just trying to get back into the Krusty Krab! Now, I have no problem with "Attempt" episodes. These are episodes where a character attempts to do something, but keep failing after every single attempt. It's pretty much like a Road Runner, or Tom & Jerry cartoon. Those are classic examples of these types of cartoons. Heck, SpongeBob even did one of these types of cartoons with Tutor Sauce, nearly a decade later after this came out, and it worked out much better. So, why is this episode so lousy? Well, it has to do with how the "attempts" work out. Generally, in good examples of "Attempt" cartoons, usually each attempt is quick and funny, with an occasional longer attempt that's a bit more complex. This episode, however, really fails with the attempts. They're just not funny. There's nothing really funny about it. There are some funny moments, like SpongeBob standing in front of the Krusty Krab, staring at it, but the thing is, there's not really any other comically funny moments in this episode. Some moments just feel awkward, and slightly frustrating, like SpongeBob walking into the kitchen, when he claimed he was "going there as a customer". And even then, a lot of this episode is very forgettable. Heck, I forgot this episode existed before I ranked the episodes in this Season. Honestly, this episode just flops miserably when it comes to having actual funny, and memorable moments. In comparison to episodes similar to this (Like SpongeBob, You're Fired), this episode actually has a pretty good plot concept to it. The plot is nice, but the execution of it feels like filler. Why not focus the episode on SpongeBob trying to find something to do during his vacation? There are moments in this episode where he tries, but he usually resorts right back to trying to sneak into the Krusty Krab. It's just a pathetic episode, and don't get me started on how bizarre, and out of place the climax is, when SpongeBob broke into Patrick's house (Oh yeah, Patrick is in this episode, and he's like the episode. Not funny), ugh...
 
3. Funny Pants
Original Airdate: 9-27-2005
Plot: Squidward convinces SpongeBob that he's going to burn out his laugh box. But, what happens when SpongeBob actually believes he did?
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward
Fun Fact: SpongeBob's laughter is given an extra squeaky sound effect to emphasize it's annoyance on Squidward.
 
Meh.
 
2. Good Neighbors
Original Airdate: 5-20-2005
Plot: When Squ-Alright! Alright! I'll review Funny Pants!
 
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So first off, I know first hand that a lot of people really despise this episode. They think it's a very annoying episode, especially to their ears. And I can see why. When the majority of the episode is just SpongeBob either laughing (With an annoyingly added Squeak sound effect) or crying. That's the main argument people seem to bring up with this episode, but before we cover that, I wanna see what else is up with this episode. Well, it's got a pretty decent plot I guess. I think the whole "Laughbox" element was very creative, in my opinion, and I think the idea of SpongeBob burning out his laughbox is a pretty interesting concept, considering how his laugh is a signature trait of his. But then, the episode has the same problem with episodes above. The execution is lousy. I guess the issue with this episode is that worse parts of this episode stick out strongly compared to the better parts of this episode. Believe it or not, there's actually some pretty good moments in this episode. Patrick lighting a match when looking inside SpongeBob's mouth because it's "Dark" is pretty funny, not to mention how Mr. Krabs tries to cure SpongeBob with money. Instead of the better traits this episode has to offer, I'm stuck remembering the weak parts, like the annoying beginning scenes at the Krusty Krab leading up to Squidward making up the story, as well as the long, lonesome sobs of SpongeBob at the end. I will give this episode credit, though. These scenes are much better than the idiotic crying scenes in A Day Without Tears. Honestly, this episode can be pretty decent if you look at it from both sides. It has some good parts to it, but also contains some bad parts. But, this episode's weaknesses really stand out, and I think that's where its quality shows. I will admit, I have a soft spot for this episode, it's actually a guilty pleasure of mine. I like how SpongeBob laughs to Squidward's nickel joke, and I think the ending is pretty silly, and funny. But, the majority of the episode is really just moments that slow down the story, don't make things that interesting, and have a few quick chuckle worthy gags here and there. It's not one of the episodes I hate more in this Season. It's just the quality of this episode is very, very poor. At least I can remember almost all the scenes in All That Glitters, The Thing, or even Wigstruck, but this episode has tons of forgettable moments.
 
2. Good Neighbors
Original Airdate: 5-20-2005
Plot: When Squidward has the day off, and tries to enjoy his Sunday, SpongeBob and Patrick keep annoying him, by making him the president of their club
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: Squidward is initially elected president for The Secret Royal Order of the Good Neighbor Lodge in this episode.
 
Yep. You knew this was coming. Even if you saw the sneak peak preview of it, in my review for Funny Pants, this episode is really one I despise. Right off the bat, I'm only going to give credit for the best part of the episode, Squidward's house becoming a robot. That was so ridiculous looking, and cartoony, and honestly, it's the funniest part of the episode. Now, let's enter the nasty part of the-oh wait, I mean, let's enter the rest of this episode. So! This is the absolute definition of what is considered to be a "Squid Torture" episode. When Squidward is just trying to live his life, without doing anything wrong, and is punished by the absurd actions of SpongeBob and Patrick. I know, I know, I hate hating on an episode because of abuse towards a character. I want to analyze the episode, and figure out other reasons why I dislike the episode, which is what I tried doing above in my Funny Pants review. So this episode's plot...what is this episode's plot? It's literally Squidward trying to enjoy his life, but he can't, because of SpongeBob and Patrick annoying him. I don't criticize episodes specifically on "Squid Abuse" but when the very premise of the episode is exactly that, oh yeah, that's an issue. Seriously? The writers couldn't come up with anything better? Squidward's just trying to enjoy his weekend, and gets punished wrongfully for doing so? How could we fix up the plot? Well, maybe have the episode focus on SpongeBob & Patrick instead of Squidward, and have them forming this "Club", and try their hardest to get Squidward to join. Even then, I can see how the writers would managed to mess up even a simple plot like that! The plot for this episode is just the pivotal of laziness. I wouldn't mind a plot like this, if the writers would actually make it FUNNY. There aren't any real funny gags in this episode, outside of the previously mentioned climax! There's only a few, small, slight gags like SpongeBob saying Squidward's house was like a carnival ride, or Patrick being asleep at the meeting between him and SpongeBob. This episode's comedy corresponds with the plot, its execution if awful. The jokes in this episode aren't funny, aren't memorable, and aren't entertaining. Plus, the pacing in this episode is so off. It drags ON, and ON, and ON. This episode feels so slow, that the part where Squidward decides to install the robot into his house feels like an entirely separate episode from the previous parts of the episode. This episode is cluttered with so many problems. Jokes that aren't funny, and mean spirited, the plot depends on containing plenty of jokes, yet since the jokes aren't funny, that makes the plot look even worse than it already did, the characters feel too much like real life (Squidward= The Average Joe; SpongeBob & Patrick= Those annoying neighbors you have. C'mon, you know the ones, you know you have them. Unless, well, if you live in a place where there's no other houses...), and the ending is just the absolute definition of unfairness. I'm done talking about this episode. I've tried to look at the more positive side of things in the previous episodes, but this one, I can't stand. I hate it. It's one of the worst episodes of Season 4.
 
Now, before we move on to #1, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
Ghost Host
Plot: Alright. It's clever, but it's not the most original one.
Comedy: There are actually some very funny jokes in this episode. The scenes with the Flying Dutchman trying to scare people are hilarious!
Characters: They're alright, I guess. Nothing too bad about them.
Climax: Awesome. It was incredible seeing the Flying Dutchman finally pull off one good scare. Plus, Squidward foreshadowed these events at the start of the episode, claiming there's no such thing as ghosts.
Ending: Pretty weak. The joke that wraps up the episode isn't that funny.
 
Karate Island
Plot: Quite interesting, and original.
Comedy: Meh. The best jokes are during the fighting scenes, with the interesting cast to characters.
Characters: Alright. SpongeBob is way too arrogant, but he does get what he deserves for it.
Climax: Incredible. The best part of the entire episode, I really love seeing the unique one-time characters Sandy fights
Ending: Forgettable.
 
Born to be Wild
Plot: Alright. It's not that interesting, but it does break away from typical stuff you'd see on this show.
Comedy: Pretty bad. There's only a few funny jokes in this episode, other than that, there's hardly any funny jokes.
Characters: Mediocre, and forgettable.
Climax: Pretty lame, and not that interesting.
Ending: Nice plot twist, pretty satisfying to see Squidward join the gang.
 
New Leaf
Plot: Eh, it's okay. If you watch this episode more than once, it's not that good of a plot.
Comedy: There are some funny jokes, but the episode is more story drive, so there's less jokes.
Characters: Very well written, realistically. Krabs realizes the major errors in his terrible ways, and Plankton is a pretty convincing liar.
Climax: Beautiful. Incredible to see Krabs and Plankton as best friends.
Ending: Awful. A terrible plot twist that could've been worked into a much better way, and really just ruins the entire episode. I hate this ending a lot.
 
The Gift of Gum
Plot: Weak.
Comedy: Hardly any. Some funny jokes, but they're hard to come by.
Characters: Alright. Nothing really wrong with the characters, they're pretty good.
Climax: Suspenseful, making for a very entertaining climax.
Ending: A pretty good one, I guess.
 
And, the Number 1, Worst Episode of SpongeBob's Fourth Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Squid Wood
Original Airdate: 7-24-2007
Plot: Since Squidward won't play with him, SpongeBob creates a dummy of Squidward. But, what happens when the dummy becomes more popular than the real Squidward?
Main Characters: Squidward, Mini Squidward, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: This is the last episode of Season 4 to air, originally airing alongside a Season 5 episode.
 
There has never been an episode as useless, and pointless as this episode. Oh wait, there is.
 
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But that, will be saved for another day. There's never been an episode as useless and pointless as this episode, before this episode came out. This is the ultimate insult to this entire Season. When I was a little kid, I loved this episode. I thought it was really funny, and I loved it. Now, it's not the slightest bit entertaining. There is so much wrong with this episode. Let's get started. First off, the plot is completely idiotic, doesn't make any sense at all, and is completely pointless! The plot for this episode is just so ridiculous, I don't even know how to describe it. The plot for this episode is like Good Neighbors' plot. The plot depends on the jokes to make it entertaining, but oh...the "jokes"...we'll get back to that, later. First off, the plot for this episode doesn't make any sense. Why in the world would people love the miniature version of Squidward, more than the original? IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE! I guess it's because Squidward has always been grumpy, and never as optimistic as Mini-Squid is, but even then, when Squidward tries to be optimistic, he gets instantly shut down for it! He's treated like a kid in school who people dislike just because he shows up. Anything someone else does, when the kid does it, he's hated for doing it. That's exactly how Squidward is treated in this episode! He gets no respect at all in this episode, and he's treated worse than an inanimate object! Then, there's the jokes. There are none. All throughout this list, I've talked about how one of the major faults of each of these episodes are that there's hardly any funny jokes in them. Well, this episode downright has NO jokes at all! None of the jokes in this episode are hilarious, nor are they memorable! The most memorable joke in this episode are when the fish are dancing like complete morons (Well, it's probably the least bad joke in the episode. Yep, I'm at the point where I'm using the phrase "Least Bad"). The only reason I actually like that joke is because it's the first time I've ever seen the fish actually swim in the water. It was pretty clever of them to make fun of this fact that they live underwater, yet, they're always on the ground, as if there's gravity. But even then, the dance sequence is boring, and unentertaining. The entire episode is unentertaining! It's just Mini-Squid doing the same things Squidward does, but Squidwad gets booed for doing it! It's not funny at all! This is supposed to be comedy? It's just boring, and frustrating. No actual clever jokes in this episode, none at all. They just try to make jokes about how ridiculous this situation is. The thing is, I don't mind referencing how ridiculous a plot is, but when that's pretty much the entire episode, it gets really old, really fast. The customers are absolutely obnoxious, and full out mean spirited. The climax...oh wait, there is no climax. That's how lame this episode is! There's not even a real plot going on. It's just people liking a ripoff of Squidward more than Squidward. The ending was extremely predictable, and dumb, but at least it got Mini-Squid to leave. It's just such a waste of potential, I don't know how anyone over the age of 10 can find this episode funny, because it's simply not funny! There's nothing likable about this episode. I tried to show off the good parts of the episodes mentioned above, but episode has nothing good about it. It's an awful episode, it's the WORST EPISODE OF SPONGEBOB'S FOURTH SEASON!
 
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So there you have it, my picks for the Top 10 Worst Episodes from SpongeBob's Fourth Season. Keep in mind, not all of Season 4 is bad. Heck, there's a lot of actually really good episodes in this Season. We'll be covering that next time, when I chose my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 4 SpongeBob Episodes.
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For years SpongeBob has been heavily criticized for declining in quality, particularly starting in their fourth season. While since then, that opinion has been changed by many, and many people look at the show's fourth season as a season that's okay. While there are definitely bad episodes, there are still pretty great ones too. Today, we're looking at my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 4 SpongeBob episodes. Note: This'll be in my opinion, and based on how I view the quality of the episode to be.
 
10. Wishing You Well
Original Airdate: 6-2-2006
Plot: Mr. Krabs builds a wishing well behind the Krusty Krab as a scam to get more money. SpongeBob and Patrick head down the well, and decide to try to get the magic out of it, to grant people's wishes.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: Krabs received a total of 8 cents from the Wishing Well.
 
Ah, Wishing You Well. Paired up with one of the worst episodes of Season 4 (All That Glitters), Wishing You Well does a great job at conveying a sweet story, with plenty of comedy included. First off, the plot is is pretty simple, and it manages to work really well, as it successfully conveys a main theme to it (The Magic in the well), and allows for plenty of funny jokes to occur. The whole element of SpongeBob trying to get the magic out of the well is a pretty nice theme to the episode, and is really in SpongeBob's character, who, unlike Krabs whose main goal for the well is to gain more money, is to try to grant people's wishes. This allows for a very interesting sequence including, probably the highlight of the episode, the song. The song in this episode is not only funny, but very catchy. It has well written lyrics, and a pretty decent performance from the Sponge. While there's not too much going on in the plot in this episode, that allows the episode to kind of slow down, enabling a lot of funny jokes to occur. Seriously, Patrick's character is really funny in this episode! From how he fell into the well, to how he mistook the well for a trash can, he's really one of the highlights of this episode. His friendly interactions with SpongeBob, allow them to further convey the plot, and his more nasty attitude towards Squidward, while yes it's unlikable, it certainly does have a few funny jokes to fall back on (Like Patrick complaining Squidward's poking into his ribs. Ribs as in the food, that is). There's a lot of really funny, and memorable quotes in this episode, and it's all in all a really funny episode. Even the ending does a great way mixing comedy to a satisfying conclusion to the plot. All the wishes coming true in very comedic ways (Especially Plankton's) is really a great way to end the episode, and even Mr. Krabs gets what he deserves in a very hilarious twist, considering he built this well out of the spirit of greed. It's a very solid episode and definitely is one of the best of the season!
 
9. Best Frenemies
Original Airdate: 3-31-2007
Plot: Upon witnessing a new, and rapidly growing successful restaurant franchise pop up in town, Mr. Krabs, and Plankton team up to stop the business of this new restaurant, the Kelpshake.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, Plankton, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Each main/recurring character who appears in this episode take at least 1 sip of a Kelp Shake (Even Karen to an extent when dissecting it for ingredients).
 
Ah yes, Best Frenemies. You know, a lot of really great episodes to series are usually the ones with plots that branch out from the show's main premise. Having Mr. Krabs and Plankton work together is no exception. This episode is certainly a really great one. For starters, the Krabs/Plankton duo really allow for a lot of funny jokes to occur. I've mentioned in my Top 10 Worst Season 4 SpongeBob Episodes countdown, that Bummer Vacation is an episode with "attempts" as comedy gone wrong, and I even listed some episodes which use this element in the right way. This episode is one of those episodes, the whole "attempt at something, but fail everytime" trope is done really well in this episode! All the attempts are really funny, and some of them are even a little complex, considering the setup to them. Ultimately, this episode is jam packed with jokes! From all everyone in the Krusty Krab drinking the Kelp Shake (Even Squidward doing it in private!), to the Kelp Shake restaurants popping up everywhere (Which shadows similar businesses like McDonald's), it's just a really funny episode! The plot is very interesting, considering this is really the first episode the 2 team up together (This was even before Friend or Foe revealed Plankton and Krabs' past), the jokes are really funny, and it's executed in a great, memorable way. The scene where the 2 try to break in from the roof is a very memorable, entertaining scene, and I really love how fidgety Krabs gets when he's "trying" to pay money for the Kelp Shake. While the ending is a little jarring, it definitely does end on a very entertaining note, with Krabs and Plankton going back to normal, having fun just being enemies, and ultimately, that really helps sum up the title of this episode. It's a really great episode, and definitely deserves more attention than it gets!
 
8. The Pink Purloiner
Original Aidate: 2-19-2007
Plot: SpongeBob's jellyfishing net, Ol' Reliable is stolen, right in the middle of the great jellyfish yearly migration! SpongeBob must get it back!
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: Interestingly enough, Ol' Reliable previously appeared in Nature Pants, but was just a regular ol' Jellyfishing Net.
 
Honestly, why is this episode so underrated! It's one of the most forgettable episodes of the Season, because no one ever seems to talk about it! The Pink Purloiner has always been one of my favorite episodes of the Season! We'll get to that reason why, soon, but first, let's talk about the plot. The plot of this episode is pretty decent, there's nothing much too it, but it does allow for plenty of entertaining suspense to be had in the episode, especially when the episode tries its best to make it look like Patrick was the thief. Patrick couldn't have stolen it! Could he? Next, there are the jokes. Everything about the "Confess-a-Bear" scene is gold. It's just so funny! It's criminally underrated, just like the rest of the episode! There aren't that many jokes in the episode, as it focuses more on the plot, than the jokes. Which I'm fine with, considering most of the jokes actually work, and don't flop. The creative visual humor from the unique Jellyfish breed is very entertaining, and the phone scene is hilarious! There's just such a great blend between storyline, and humor, because while there isn't as many jokes as other episodes, there are still a good amount to be entertaining. And the jokes don't fail either. It's better to have a few jokes that are really funny, over plenty of jokes that mostly flop. It's ultimately a very great episode when it comes to its jokes. Then there's the climax, oh boy, the climax. The Climax of this episode, let me tell you, is awesome. I love the dramatic, and somewhat emotional climax that occurs in this episode, from the really unexpected plot twist that Patrick made SpongeBob a new net, rather than stealing it, to SpongeBob giving Patrick Ol' Reliable which was left on the bus (A very funny plot twist, especially since the driver says he does it every week), it's just really a special, and amazing ending to top off such a wonderful episode! This episode is truly awesome, and I really love it. It's got tons of entertaining suspense, jokes, and a great ending, and unexpected plot twists. It's a really great episode!
 
7. That's No Lady
Original Airdate: 11-25-2006
Plot: Patrick is told to "Get out of town" by a business fish. Patrick is then convinced he's serious, and decides to disguise himself as a girl named Patricia, to avoid having to leave town. But what happens when Squidward and Mr. Krabs fall in love with him?
Main Characters: Patrick, SpongeBob, Business Fish, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: The place the Business Fish advertises is known as Sunny Seashores Resort.
 
Probably the funniest episode of the series that focuses on an awkward scenario. Unless I'm mistaken, and there's an episode funnier than this (Ripped Pants is like this, but it's not as funny in my honest opinion), this episode is really one of a kind, for it's type of episode! First off, the plot is pretty funny, considering Patrick cut this business fish's speech off, thinking he seriously needs to go out of town. It's perfect for Patrick's character to believe such a ridiculous thing would happen to him (A similar thing would happen in the episode Sold! later on), and really sets up the plot well. Next, the whole concept of Patrick disguising himself as a girl, while it is pretty mediocre (Considering cartoon characters have been dressing up in drag for ages), the result in this episode is absolutely priceless! Seeing Mr. Krabs and Squidward flirt with Patrick, in very comedic, yet creepy ways, if definitely a highlight! This episode just does a great job at taking an element already used in cartoons, and adds tons of fresh originality to it, making it a branch new experience! There are technically 3 plots in this episode. 1 is Patrick being afraid he has to leave town, and tries to avoid it, another one is him trying to live a life as this "Patricia", and the final one is Krabs and Squidward trying to win Patricia's love. As for the comedy side, well, like I said, there are tons of funny jokes in this episode. Pretty much any gag that involves someone flirting with Patrick is hilarious in its own original way! Squdiward and Mr. Krabs really save this episode in my opinion. Having these 2 constantly ensue Patrick is really funny, especially when they realize Patricia is really Patrick pretending to be a girl. Also, I really like how the "GET OUT OF  TOWN" guy was revealed at the start of the episode as a harmless business, rather than at the end, because honestly, it would've felt like a very lazy, terrible plot twist. Ultimately, this is a really great episode. It has a lot of brand new, interesting scenarios for a SpongeBob episode, and is jam packed with jokes!
 
6. Shell of a Man
Original Airdate: 5-6-2005
Plot: When Mr. Krabs molts out of his shell, he is forced to have SpongeBob pretend to be Krabs (By wearing his old shell), at his Navy Reunion.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Mr. Krabs' navy buddies.
Fun Fact: Krabs' navy days are given some backstory for the first time, in this episode.
 
Ah, Shell of a Man. I've always been really fond of this episode. I don't know, I guess I really like the premise of seeing a reunion for Krabs and his navy buddies. It's a new change of scenery, and really breaks away from the regular old locations. The premise of this episode is pretty great in my opinion. I really believe the concept of this episode was a very original one, and did a great job mixing in realistic sea life (Crabs molting their shells) with cartoony SpongeBob elements (Mr. Krabs going to a navy reunion). Ultimately, the concept of this episode was pretty creative, and I really got to hand it to the writers for doing a great job coming up with a new concept to the show. And even better, the execution is on par with the concept. The episode turns out to be a very great episode in my opinion. The plot is conveyed very well (With even some more "intense" moments, like when SpongeBob goes to see Mr. Krabs the first time after Krabs molted), the moral to the episode is nice (That you shouldn't hide who you truly are), and there's plenty of funny jokes in this episode, that adds on to the creative plot. There's not much to say about this episode, because really, there's nothing about this episode that's unlikable. It works in every way, and really is a great episode!
 
5. Dunces & Dragons
Original Airdate: 2-20-2006
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick are sent back in time, to a medieval  Bikini Bottom. They then are set on a quest to save Princess Pearl from the evil wizard, Planktonimor.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidly, Planktonimor, Dark Knight, Princess Pearl, King Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the first special to take place primarily outside of the present time.
 
Well, well, well. One of the most interesting SpongeBob specials of all time. Seriously, it doesn't even take place at any of the normal locations (Conch Street, The Krusty Krab, etc.), making this a really interesting special! First off, the concept of this episode is really a great, original change from the regular old standard SpongeBob episode, allowing this to be a true special (Compared to some of the sad excuses called specials like The Sponge Who Could Fly, or Party Pooper Pants). The plot is pretty standard, and is your average "Medieval" type of plot. There's an evil wizard, a princess who has been captured, at least 1 hero is off to save her, even if that hero doesn't seem that much like a hero. I guess it's just the fact that this is the only time in the series an episode is medieval, so there's never really been any other episodes which successfully put SpongeBob characters into such a medieval setting. And trust me, it works too. The writers did a great job putting these SpongeBob elements into what seems to be a different universe, and while the episode does break away from a standard SpongeBob episodes, there are still plenty of elements that remind you that this is still a SpongeBob episode. As for the jokes, there's not really that many, maybe a few funny ones (Particularly involving Squidly), since the episode focuses mainly on the plot. I'm okay with this. The plot, while yes, it's not that spectacular, it is still a very interesting change for a SpongeBob episode. Not to mention, the characters are pretty well written. SpongeBob and Patrick do great jobs at being main, goofy, yet likable characters, and Squidly is a perfect lovable sidekick. Princess Pearl and King Krabs seem to have the stereotypical ruler cliches (With the king being abrasive, yet the daughter's kind, and caring. Heck! This element was even featured in the first SpongeBob movie!). All in all, this is a very great special. Definitely one of the best specials in the series.
 
 
4. Fear of a Krabby Patty
Original Airdate: 5-6-2005
Plot: After seeing the Chum Bucket's opening hours change to 23 hours, Mr. Krabs becomes competitive, and changes the Krusty Krab's operating hours to 24 hours a day. But, SpongeBob works so hard, that he starts to have freaky Krabby Patty hallucinations! Will SpongeBob be able to cure this?
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Plankton, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the last, and only episode in Season 4 written by C.H Greenblatt.
 
Ah, yes, Fear of a Krabby Patty. The Season 4 premiere, and boy, it's one of the greater Season premieres. I tell you, this episode is marvelous! In terms of originality, and comedy! The plot is extremely original, and while the whole "24 hours" thing has already been done in Graveyard Shift, this episode puts that element on a different focus, and focuses it on the long term affects of being open 24 hours (Because Graveyard Shift only showed 1 night). The scheme  from Plankton is actually a really genius one if you ask me. It's one of his deeper, more complex plots, and I really appreciate that, considering the countless episodes where Plankton disguises himself. Now while the concept is very brilliant, and the execution is really great, we also have, THE COMEDY. This is probably one of the funniest episodes of Season 4! Seriously, this episode is nonstop with hilarious jokes, from more topical humor, like the pain of working 24 hours, and annoying cell phone ring tones, or from more generic forms of humor, like Plankton constantly getting smashed by a piano, but really, no matter what type of comedy it is, whether it's more random, or not, all I can say is, this episode is FUNNY! It has a brilliant direction, and does a fantastic job carrying out these jokes in an unexpecting, surprising way! Every scene has at least one that'll crack you up, and let's not forget the animation. Oh boy, there's lot's of exaggerated faces in this episode. In fact, it has a different animation style compared to all other episodes in the series. Probably because the episode was written by C.H Greenblatt, and the way he draws his storyboards were really carried out to the final product, and honestly, it's a shame he didn't do any more episodes after this. I'm happy for him that he moved on to create bigger, and better things, but I personally believe that it would be awesome seeing more episodes like this one. But even then, that wouldn't really make this episode as special, and as unique as it is, so I guess it's not that big of a loss.
 
All in all, it's a really sharp episode, with tons of clever jokes, a very sweet climax, a satisfying ending, and a very creative plot. This is the absolute definition of a perfect SpongeBob episode.
 
3. Selling Out
Original Airdate: 9-20-2005
Plot: Mr. Krabs decides to sell the Krusty Krab to a big business corporation. But what happens when Krabs becomes bored of retirement, and discovers the disaster that the big business has done to the Krusty Krab?
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, Carl, Squidward, SpongeBob, Howard Blandy
Fun Fact: Carl, the manager, is voiced by C.H Greenblatt, who was a writer from Seasons 2-4.
 
Man, I don't get why nobody ever talks about this episode. It's awesome! This has always been one of my favorite episodes of the Season, and is really one of the most underrated episodes in the entire series! Why do I like this episode so much? I love seeing the new Krusty Krab redesign! (The Krabby-O-Monday's) was really well designed, and I really admire how it resembles a much more realistic "family" restaurant (Shadowing places like Friendly's). Not only that, but there are tons of other elements in this episode I find interesting as well. First off, I love the song in the beginning. No doubt about it. Whether SpongeBob's in a golden era, or a dark era, the songs are always well written (With some minor exceptions). Cha-Ching (Or whatever you'd call it) is a very entertaining song, and I think Krabs does a pretty good job singing it. The pirate sailing music backing it up seems to be pretty good fit for the song, and I really like the lyrics. It's a goofy way to start off the episode, and does a great job showing you how attached Krabs is to his business (Or at least the money he earns from it). The jokes in this episode are pretty good. There's not as many as Fear of a Krabby Patty (Honestly, I don't think there are ANY in this Season that have as many funny jokes as Fear of a Krabby Patty does), but I do like them. Squidward especially seems to be a highlight in the episode, with his overly negative attitude singing the Krabby-O-Monday's birthday song, or when he says to Krabs right after the song "Please don't do that again". I really do like the new characters too. They're interesting, some of them more eerie than others (Carl, the Human Resources Guy, etc.). For one time characters, they're pretty good. The plot is a very good, and interesting concept, as I've previously praised the Krusty Krab's unique transformation, and I also really like how it has a lesson about how big corporate companies shouldn't tamper with the recipe (Even parodying the McDonald's Pink Slime Rumor from the time) for the food. All in all, while not as funny as Fear of a Krabby Patty, it certainly does a very great job conveying an episode with a more realistic plot.
 
2. Mrs. Puff, You're Fired
Original Airdate: 4-1-2006
Plot: Since SpongeBob has failed Mrs. Puff's class a countless amount of times, the Boating Teacher's Accreditation Bureau fires Mrs. Puff, and replaces her with a much more strict teacher.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Instructor, Mrs. Puff, Mr. Fitts
Fun Fact: This is the first Boating School episode in a little over 3 and a half years.
 
There's been a lot of one-time characters in this show's history. Some have been very good, and some have been very bad. This new one-time only character, the Instructor, is one of the best, and most memorable one-time only characters this show has ever seen! Since we aren't given a proper name for this guy, we'll call him Colonel. Now, Colonel is a very fun, and interesting character. His very nasty, and sharp, stern, strict personality really allows him to be a unique one of a kid character. And it's not like he's your stereotypical cartoon sergeant who screams at everyone randomly, and demands you drop down and give him 20. No, no. This is a new, unique character, who actually gets mad, and yells when necessary to the plot. He's a very reasonable, yet extremely tough character, and really just makes the episode all the more entertaining. Without him, I'm pretty sure this would be one of the weakest episodes of the Season, but he adds a unique charm to this episode making it one to remember! The plot of this episode is pretty good, and I really like how it shadows "The students are doing poor, so it's the teacher's fault" trope. Sure, it's not really a trope, but organizations (Such as the one in this cartoon) always keep the blame away from the children, so it was pretty nice to witness this type of real life scenario in the show. This episode does a great job taking the Boating School element, and re-purposing it into something new. If you've ever wondered what would happen if SpongeBob was taught by a different instructor, this is the episode for you. It's really just a full blown entertaining episodes. There are some funny jokes like Patrick's pants getting ripped off, or how the course is creatively designed to be super extreme, but really the episode just seems to focus more on the characters and how they act in this plot. Which I'm fine with, the Colonel is an awesome character, and really made this episode shine. The climax was pretty exciting and suspenseful, and the ending was pretty funny. There's nothing wrong with this episode I can point out. It's ultimately an episode that's definitely worth the watch! It's one of my favorite episodes of the Season, and is truly one of the best episodes of this Season!
 
Before we move to our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
Enemy-In-Law
Plot: Pretty bizarre if you ask me, but I guess it's alright. It does lead to awkwardly humorous situations.
Comedy: The comedy in this episode is pretty nice. There's a fair amount of jokes I really like in this episode!
Characters: A fun variety of characters, especially since this is Mama Krabs 3rd episode she stars in.
Climax: Nothing really that much exciting. Pretty predictable if ask me, but it was funny seeing Mama Krabs beat the snot out of Plankton.
Ending: Forgettable
 
Best Day Ever
Plot: Okay, I guess. The plot does a good job at presenting multiple different scenarios, so I guess it's passable.
Comedy: There are some pretty funny jokes in this episode, especially during the scenes SpongeBob attempts to get into Squidward's concert.
Characters: A great variety of the main characters, all of which kindly repay SpongeBob for all the help he's done to them.
Climax: Awesome, I love the Best Day Ever song.
Ending: Pretty funny how SpongeBob dragged the song out for so long.
 
Driven to Tears
Plot: Not that good. It's alright, but I think the whole "Jealousy" element is pretty unentertaining.
Comedy: There are definitely some pretty funny jokes in this episode, especially the Drive Thru gag, that was hilarious!
Characters: SpongeBob and Patrick act like jerks to each other all throughout the episode, but they do a great job at restoring their friendship at the end of the episode.
Climax: Amazing. Great to see SpongeBob take the hit for Patrick because deep down, they really are best friends.
Ending: Beautiful. Probably one of my favorite endings to a SpongeBob episode (Not Comically wise). The ending just shows how beautiful the 2's friendship is, and it truly is touching seeing the 2 make up for all the hardships they put each other through in this episode.
 
Squidtastic Voyage
Plot: Very entertaining, and original. It had a nice, new, fresh Sci-fi like theme. The plot was very suspenseful, and ultimately very entertaining.
Comedy: There are some funny jokes in this episode, mostly from Squidward's interactions with Sandy.
Characters: The characters are alright in this episode. There's nothing frustrating about them, but Patrick can be pretty annoying at times.
Ending: A lame cliff hanger, that ends the episode on a joke that fails.
 
Skill Crane
Plot: A very interesting plot, and does a great job focusing on Claw Machines.
Comedy: Tons of hilarious jokes, especially considering the relatable harsh reality of Claw machines expressed through this episode.
Characters: Pretty good characters, they're really well written, and entertaining in this episode.
Climax: Pretty goofy, but quite suspenseful.
Ending: Squidward gets what he rightfully deserves for his obnoxious bragging, and ultimately ends the episode on a pretty average joke.
 
And finally, the Number 1 best episode of SpongeBob's 4th Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Krusty Towers
Original Airdate: 4-1-2006
Plot: Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a hotel. When Squidward becomes so sick of how poorly treated he is as an employee there, he decides to quit his job...
 
...and come back as an annoying customer.
Main Characters: Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Patrick, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: In the end, only two people booked into the Krusty Towers (Patrick and Squidward).
 
You knew this was going to be #1, I knew it was going to be close to #1, this episode is generally considered to be the absolute best episode of this show's Fourth Season, and I can fully 100% agree with that statement. This episode is the absolute best episode of this ENTIRE SEASON! This episode, first of all, has a very creative plot. The Krusty Krab becoming a hotel? That's insane! But it works very well, and provides very interesting, new scenery to back up the main plot of this episode (Which really revolves around the plaque). As for that plaque, it was very clever of the writers to have Squidward suffer from this plaque, only to turn the tables onto Krabs, by using the plaque that was once against him at his own advantage! This is done in a really clever way, and I'm glad the writers took time to set up this plot, as in the meantime, they cranked out a lot of jokes! If Fear of a Krabby Patty was the funniest episode in this Season, then Krusty Towers is the 2nd funniest episode in this season! It is FULL of jokes! There are so many funny jokes that keep building onto each other, making this episode all the more funny! For instance, the Krabby Patty with Hair, Toenail clippings, and Cheese gag is dragged out into 3 different ways, in a very short span, and proves to be a hilarious complex joke! From the ridiculousness of the order itself, to how it looks, to the joke that SpongeBob says it wasn't really a Krabby Patty with Hair, toenail clippings, and cheese, only to have that fall back on Krabs, when it turns out they were all out of cheese, then starting a cutaway gag with Patrick's room full of cheese, and him yelling hooray! Very random, but totally in character! This episode is brilliant all the way around! There tons of hilarious jokes, interesting scenery, a fun turn of events, an interesting climax, and a hilarious ending! This episode truly IS the absolute best Season 4 SpongeBob episode!
 
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While Season 4 did have some really great episodes, personally, as a whole, I find Season 5 to have better episodes than Season 4. But! When Season 5 has a bad episode, oh boy, it's a lot worse than a Season 4 bad episodes. Stay tuned for more Top 10s in the future! While I won't be posting this frequently, every once in a while, there will be a new top 10!

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It's been a week since I've last posted another edition of my Top 10 lists. Well, the time of peace suffering is over. Let's get another list out, shall we. Finally! We're getting into the better lists, starting off with one of my favorite lists, discussing the very worst of SpongeBob's Fifth Season, followed by my picks for the very best of SpongeBob's fifth Season. These were written from May 16th 2017-June 3rd 2017. Here we go!

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No doubt about it, every show has its failures. Sometimes those failures can be bad, sometimes they can be horrendous. As time moves on, shows are likely to have a higher chance of having a bad episode. While this seemed to be the case in SpongeBob's fourth season, the bad episodes weren't all that awful. There were actually some likable qualities to those bad episodes. But, when it comes to obnoxious, annoying, downright frustrating, terrible episodes, these seemed to have really started in SpongeBob's Fifth Season. Trust me, while this Season does have some pretty great episodes, there are also some pretty awful episodes. So, let's start this countdown, for the Top 10 Worst Season 5 SpongeBob episodes. Keep in mind, this'll be based off my opinion, not to mention how I view the quality of the episode to be, so there are definitely going to be certain episodes that I rank worse than others on the list, due to the greater lack of quality it has compared to other episodes. Let's get started!
 
10. A Flea in Her Dome
Original Airdate: 8-1-2007
Plot: Sandy returns home from Texas. But, during her "Welcome Home" party, she brings along a nasty little surprise.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick, Fleas
Fun Fact: This marks the second time an episode centers around a land insect (The previous being a caterpillar/butterfly 
 
Not even fond memories of watching this episode can save it from being on this list. This episode has plenty of issues with it. I mean, I believe this episode means well. The plot is actually a pretty creative concept. The closest thing we've ever really delve into (Up until this point) regarding Sandy being a squirrel had to do with hibernation. Other than that, none of her squirrel characteristics were ever explored. Until now.
 
The idea of Sandy getting fleas is a pretty good one, I'm not going to lie. The execution in this episode though, is pretty bad. I don't know what exactly went wrong. The plot didn't go off track, but it didn't seem to do well. Maybe it's the horrendous images of fleas that bothers me, who knows? The episode just seems to miss its mark on being a great episode. The comedy in this episode, however, is actually pretty good. There are a lot of jokes that I find to be quite funny in this episode from "I drawed a horsie" to Patrick devising a plan, only to lead up to him eating an apple from Sandy's tree. There are a lot of really funny jokes in this episode, and I enjoy the concept that was explored.
 
So why is it on the list? Well, I think it has to do with the wasted amount of time this episode spends. "On what?" you may ask. Well, a lot of the episode is Patrick, Sandy, and SpongeBob taking turns dealing with the flea. It's annoying, and can be somewhat painful to watch. The more enjoyable moments in this episode just don't seem to drag on as much as this moment. It's an Okay episode, but I feel as though it could be a lot better. 
 
9. Battle of Bikini Bottom
Original Airdate: 11-23-2007
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick battle each other. It's being clean vs. being filthy.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: The Battle of Bikini Bottom occurred as a result of a certain Sea Star refusing to wash his hands.
 
You know, I don't mind this episode. In fact, I actually admire it, because there's really no unlikable aspects this episode has to offer. However! It has to be one of the most unmemorable episodes in the entire series! When I think of a great episode in this Season, I think of Roller Cowards. When I think of an awful episode in this Season, I think of To Love a Patty. When I think of a likable, okay episode, I think of The Original Frycook. When I think of an unlikable, okay episode, I think of Fungus Among Us. This, I don't think anything about it, because it's just so forgetful! There's nothing at all that stands out in this episode, outside of the whole "battle" aspect. And while I believe they could've done a much better job writing this (Frankly, it would've made a better GAME than an episode), it still strikes me as an interesting episode. The premise however, was really poorly executed. It would've been an AMAZING episode, if they would've done a much more unique, and original battle (Let's say a civil war breaks out in Bikini Bottom. Sure, you can't have it too dark, but come on. There were more interesting sequences in PICTURE DAY than this episode. Picture Day, for goodness sake!). Instead, they decided to have a much lamer, joke driven theme, Clean vs. Filth. I think is an alright plot, it's not the worst (I swear, a Chum Bucket v. Krusty Krab plot would've been lame), but it's just not that good of a concept. The execution of it is done in a mediocre, and forgetful way, while the only things you can remember are hit or miss jokes. The jokes in this episode aren't the worst, in fact there are some I found funny like the one about Mr. Krabs chasing Patrick after SpongeBob saying Patrick was digging for gold (Although it sounds funnier the way I worded it, compared to the actual execution of the joke. This episode means well, but it just feels that it's been done all wrong. I did like the interesting twist they pulled to finish the battle, but it wasn't enough to make this an interesting episode.
 
8. Good Ol' Whatshisname
Original Airdate: 7-23-2007
Plot: Mr. Krabs holds a contest between his employees. They have to know the names of every customer. But, the winner will be determined by whoever can guess the name of a mysterious customer.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, What Zit Tooya, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the third time in the series Patrick has ended up in jail (The previous two in Life of Crime and SpongeBob Meets the Strangler)
 
This one, I've never actually hated. In fact, I used to really like this episode. Unfortunately, regardless of my liking for it, I can still understand why exactly this episode is so bad it deserves to be on this list. You see, for the majority of the episode, the episode is focused on Squidward trying to one-up SpongeBob (Who happens to know all the customer's names). This is fine and all (In fact, it's the best part of the episode), but for some reason, the actual main plot doesn't kick in, until around the time when the episode is halfway over. Halfway over! I mean, it is a short, so I will give it some slack, but the fact that we went through this completely USELESS plot about Squidward trying to one-up SpongeBob is just so irritating! I mean, yeah, it is an entertaining part of the episode, with some pretty funny visual gags, but this part was hardly needed! In fact, Mr. Krabs HIMSELF even states that this was pointless (Since he wasn't keeping track). All that time...wasted. But the actual main plot? Oh, it's much worse. It's so awkward, and unfunny, and it just feels as if it was a conversation between an irritable old man, and an annoying stranger. That's the type of situations I don't want to witness in a cartoon. The type where you run into someone who just won't stop annoying you. I wouldn't care less if this was comical, but it's not. It's completely unfunny. Squidward goes to great measures trying to find out the name (Which, by the way, turns out the fish's name was in fact, What Zit Tooya). A lot of people generally hate this joke, but I honestly like it. It's a plot twist I never actually saw coming when I was little. Sure, its ridiculous, and is kind of a sad excuse for a plot twist, but it got me. It's actually kind of clever. This name was hinted earlier (But of course, the delivery made it seem as if this guy was so grumpy, he wouldn't bother telling Squidward his name. Then again, I'd be grumpy if I had a name like that). So, this episode just feels kind of useless. The "other" plot twist I don't really find to be that frustrating, and it is an actually funny joke to me, but the fact that they just ripped a hilarious gag from SpongeBob Meets the Strangler, and put it right in at the end of the episode is just pure laziness! I mean, the joke made sense in SpongeBob Meets the Strangler, because it was hinted earlier that Patrick was going to turn himself in, so it was a hilarious comeback, and extension to Patrick thinking he's the Strangler. In this episode, though, Patrick appears randomly without any reason why, and is just there to be there. Kind of like this episode.
 
7. Night Light
Original Airdate: 7-30-2007
Plot: SpongeBob becomes afraid of the dark, and decides to stuff his house with all possible night lights he can get.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Mermaidman, Barnacle Boy, The Moth
Fun Fact: This is the first major appearance of Mermaidman & Barnacle Boy in an episode without their names in the title card.
 
Yeah, you read this right. Mermaidman & Barnacle Boy appear in an episode about SpongeBob stuffing his house with night lights? Yeah, that's...correct...
 
A recurring trends with bad episodes on this list is that they tend to be completely pointless, and have no logical explanation as to why they exist. I mean sure, on paper, or on storyboard these episodes may seem like a good idea, but watching it, oh boy, they stink! This episode is one I used to despise, in fact, I used to hate it A LOT. 
 
I used to believe this episode was completely pointless. And, I can still stand by that opinion. It felt like the writers were running out of ideas for Night Light gags, but still had plenty of time left to fill up the episode. So, what do they do? The only logical thing to do.
 
SHOVE IN A RANDOM MERMAIDMAN & BARNACLE BOY SUBPLOT!
 
Honestly, honestly, I just have absolutely no idea where this concept came from! It felt like the writers had plenty of room left, so they decided "Hey, let's put Mermaidman & Barnacle Boy in the episode! That'll take up time!". This feels like such a lazy way to abandon the main plot (Which obviously should've been a 4 minute short instead!), and I really can't excuse that. I'm not really as furious with this episode like I used to be, considering how entertaining the MM&BB subplot is. I'm going to be honest, I actually really like the MM&BB subplot. It was very entertaining, and the newly introduced villain was actually very memorable. The scenes were funny, and well choreographed for certain moments. Sure, even though I like this scene, it is still a very lazy way to get out of the main plot of this episode. The main plot is even worse. It's not funny, pretty lame, and contains one of the scariest things I have ever seen in a SpongeBob episode. 
 
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Thanks for terrifying me SpongeBob, thanks for terrifying me.
 
6. Atlantis SquarePantis
Original Airdate: 11-12-2007
Plot: SpongeBob and his friends go to Atlantis, after uncovering the ancient medallion that leads to Atlantis. Here, each one of the gang want to see a specific thing (Including a certain stowaway).
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Plankton, Lord Royal Highness, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This episode was originally intended to be just a standard, 11 minute long episode.
 
Ah yes, one of the worst SpongeBob specials of all time. Let's rip this one apart shall we. We all know Atlantis SquarePantis has its faults. In fact, there are so many faults with this special, that I'm not going to waste my time going over such detail over a bad TV movie. So, I'll summarize the bad qualities this movie contains.
 
-Most episodes, the songs are really good, and a highlight. The songs in this special are unmemorable, poorly written, and can be a bore listening to.
 
-The movie doesn't even focus on the endless possibilities the setting of Atlantis can offer. Instead, it primarily focuses on things the characters particularly enjoy, and how the blends into Atlantis.
 
-David Bowie guest stars, but is the only main character not to sing. This has to be one of the biggest missed opportunities in cartoon history.
 
-The Patchy Segments are so weird, and trippy. Rather than the hilarious low-budget styled kids television show that it used to be formatted in, instead, we get a surreal plotlight that makes 0 sense.
 
-Aliens. Seriously. Aliens. Who thought this was a good idea to include in the Patchy Segments!?
 
-The Patchy Segments feel wasted, dried out, and painful to watch.
 
-I can't recall a single joke that's funny in this special.
 
-The best part about this special is how visually appealing certain parts of it is. Mr. Krabs' song is horrible, but the visuals to it are awesomely creative. The reason I love Sandy's song is because of the awesome 8-bit like video game visuals. Plankton's song, oh goodness, those visuals are great!
 
-The ending song had a great performance from SpongeBob. But the rest of the song stunk.
 
-Back in Encino is the best song in this movie. Period. And that's pathetic since it's the only song that's outside of the main SpongeBob segments. It's not sung by any of the characters, either!
 
-The part where Patchy meets SpongeBob is hilariously terrible.
 
-The sudden shift of moods from Lord Royal Highness is unbearable to watch.
 
-Mr. Krabs, Sandy, and Squidward are all useless characters.
 
-IT WAS ORIGINALLY GOING TO BE AN 11 MINUTE EPISODE! WHY NICKELODEON!? WHY DID YOU MESS THIS THING UP, BY FORCING IT TO BECOME AN OVERHYPED SPECIAL!? WHY!?!?!?
 
 
*Ahem*
 
Yeah, this isn't the worst of the Season. In fact, I find it kind of overhated, considering how many people loathe this episode (Same with Choir Boys). It's justified for this episode to be dissed though. It's a really bad episode, and if you hadn't noticed had tons of missed potential, too many songs (I don't care if there's a lot of songs. Just make them be GOOD songs!), no funny jokes, and did I mention useless moments filling in the WASTED POTENTIAL! I'm just disgusted with how awesome this episode could've been, if it took a different direction, instead.
 
5. Money Talks
Original Airdate: 7-31-2007
Plot: Mr. Krabs sells his soul to the Flying Dutchman in exchange for having the power to talk to money.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, The Flying Dutchman, Money
Fun Fact: This is the Flying Dutchman's only appearance in Season 5.
 
Boring. Boring. Boring. I've seen boring things before. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (The TV Series) is a prime example of something so boring that I'd rather be watching The Problem Solverz instead. Money Talks isn't that. It's boring, but it's not too boring. That allows it to be just terrible enough for it to avoid being skipped out of sheer boredom, yet you still think of watching it as a time waster.
 
The plot sounds alright, but the execution, once again, is missed. Of course, money is money, and what does it want? It wants to be SPENT! Come on, that is such a boring conflict! They couldn't have made the money actually interesting? Maybe have them form an army to take down coins? Something creative? Something interesting? Something that's not done every single day in society? No? Money wants to be spent. That's all it can really say, now can't it?
 
This episode does have good potential, but the writers decided to dig deep into Mr. Krabs' biggest fear, spending money. And the episode doesn't even end on a good note! Krabs tries to reverse the curse, but a loop hole forces him to sell his soul, regardless. But, as it turns out, Krabs already sold his soul to a bunch of other gouls. What a cheapstake. The episode isn't frustrating, or annoying (In fact, I did like the one joke about how Patrick, SpongeBob, and Krabs dressed up in the mall), it's just a useless pile of nothingness. It starts, and goes nowhere.
 
4. Spongehenge
Original Airdate: 11-23-2007
Plot: SpongeBob is forced to live in a cave, until he can find a way out, into the windy world, avoiding Jellyfish attracted to the music of the wind blowing through his pores.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Jellyfish, Spongehenge Statues
Fun Fact: This episode parodies the famous Stonehenge statues.
 
You thought the Krusty Krab Training Video ended on a bizarre note. Well, that's NOTHING compared to the monstrosity of this episode!
 
I don't even know. I don't even know what to say about this episode. This has to be the utmost bewildering piece of animation from SpongeBob! At least Squidward in Clarinetland was a trippy parody of Alice in Wonderland. This is a story with an element similar to the famous Stonehenge statues (If you couldn't guess from the title).
 
My question is...why? Why would such an episode like this one be created? Did the writers want to branch out, and have a more dramatic story driven episode? If so, I applaud them for branching out, but the result just baffles me as to how this even got created.
 
The majority of the episode itself is actually quite interesting. In fact, it's a pretty great episode, on its own. The whole element of Jellyfish stalking SpongeBob because of the musical wind was a genius idea, and there's even plenty of well choreographed suspenseful scenes. That, I can appreciate. But, I will admit Patrick is pretty obnoxious in his scene.
 
As for the scenes with SpongeBob in the cave, it's not the best scenes, but it certainly entertains me from a perspective of viewing the story, and the story only. There's a sparse amount of jokes, but generally the good jokes are actually really funny. As much as these scenes drag on, I can appreciate how it actually seemed realistic, with a first attempt failure, only to lead to much more powerful, better attempt that succeeds.
 
But, if there's one thing. One the biggest shocks in SpongeBob's history. An ending so surreal, and unexplainable, that it freaked me out to no end when I first saw it...this ending, just ruins the episode, and makes it ultimately pointless.
 
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What even is this scene!? SpongeBob returns to the Krusty Krab, all happy to get back to his normal life, but apparently he's been gone so long that it's been completely abandoned, and it seems all life surrounding it has stopped.
 
What. What. WHAT EVEN IS THIS!?
 
A completely confusing ending, finishing the episode on such a jarring note, that I can hardly comprehend what happened, upon watching it. I get this is supposed to be a more dramatic episode, but that ending...it's just bewildering. There's really no logical explanation to it. It's just there for shock value, and trust me, it was shocking when I first saw it. I really hate that, because this could be a decent episode without it. The ending just makes the episode feel kind of pointless, as SpongeBob is now forced to wander the seas, in search of something new to thing he loved the most. Even worse, no one was there. Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Patrick, they could all be deceased. But these are only theories, because I still have absolutely no idea how the Krusty Krab got into such a state! Oh yeah, the alien ending, although creative, it feels as if, this was the only reason why the episode was produced. As some sort of explanation as to how a mysterious set of stone statues were created. I've always hated this episode, from the instance I first watched it. NEXT!
 
3. To Love a Patty
Original Airdate: 7-26-2007
Plot: SpongeBob falls in love with a Krabby Patty, whom he names, Patty.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patty, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the only episode in the series SpongeBob has actually fallen in love with someone.
 
What can I really say? This has to be one of the biggest examples of SpongeBob going out of character in this series (Another example comes soon...very soon...). Right off the bat, I can say this premise is ridiculously dumb. There's no real need for a plot like this, unless it falls back on funny jokes about how awkward it is for SpongeBob to be in love with a Krabby Patty. But do we have that in this episode? No. Instead, we have "Character development" between SpongeBob, and Patty's relationship, and how much SpongeBob cares for Patty over all other characters.
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I have become so desperate at this point, that I have to express my reaction to this using stock clip art.
 
There's nothing, NOTHING MORE can describe how ridiculous this episode is, than looking at the actual episode plot itself.
 
There's a very good reason why Stephen Hillenburg doesn't want SpongeBob to have a girlfriend. And after this mess, I'm glad SpongeBob was never given a girlfriend. I mean, sure, if Sandy was made SpongeBob's girlfriend, that'd make sense. But the stories that would branch off from this concept would be disastrous, so I'm definitely glad the Sponge shall remain single. This episode is the closest thing you'll get to SpongeBob being in a relationship, and it's just weird.
 
Not weird as in a good weird, like Ren & Stimpy faces, or Adult Swim surreal weird, but more like a bad weird like Fanboy & Chum Chum characters, or Problem Solverz villains.
 
SpongeBob is just so out of character in this episode, I can hardly even scratch the surface of this issue! Right off the bat, SpongeBob has never dated anyone else in the entire series. He practiced a date with Squidward, but that's it. This is the only time we see SpongeBob in a relationship, and it's just awkward.
 
The moment SpongeBob lays his eyes on this patty (Which he created, by the way!), he automatically puts the patty ahead of everything else in his life. His job, his hobbies, his best friend, even his pet! His beloved pet, Gary. SpongeBob is more concerned about this object more than anything else. And I get that, I've had objects that were extremely important to me in the past, but I never treated them the way SpongeBob does.
 
He treats her like an equal, and really, that's hardly doing anything for this episode's quality. The writers were obviously attempting to make this comical, considering how silly the idea is, but it just doesn't work. Nothing humorous, nor witty comes out of this scenario. It's just SpongeBob treating Patty superior to everything else. Goodness, even when I DID used to like this episode, I still never found this funny. I didn't even know the scenes were supposed to be funny! It's one of the biggest failures in terms of comedy this series ever had. Granted, at least it does make sense why it'd be there for comedic purposes (Unlike some other episodes I know).
 
SpongeBob is a naive character. He is, he always has been. His character is like an innocent child, who sometimes can act both immature, and mature. But, in the end, SpongeBob acts like a kid at heart. There's no reason he'd venture out, and fall in love. This is why he's so out of character! There's no way SpongeBob would automatically fall in love with (Mind you, a KRABBY PATTY!) right on the spot. There'd need be some bonding, chemistry between the two (I can't believe I'm saying this about SpongeBob and a sandwich), give SpongeBob a proper reason why he'd fall in love with this patty! It's completely unrealistic (Even for SpongeBob standards), and is an absolute waste of time.
 
2. Breath of Fresh Squidward
Original Airdate: 7-26-2007
Plot: After getting electrocuted by an electric fence, Squidward becomes extremely positive. But, SpongeBob becomes jealous, after Squidward takes SpongeBob's place in just about everything that's important to him.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick
Fun Fact: Looking at SpongeBob's memory book, they've apparently been watching the sunrise with Squidward for nearly a year.
 
Some people actually like this episode. My question is...HOW!? HOW CAN YOU LIKE SUCH A MONSTROSITY LIKE THIS!? Breath of Fresh Squidward is the prime example of SpongeBob being completely out of character! Heck, that's a trend with the Top 3 (Gee, that's a spoiler!) on this list! But this one, has it even WORSE than Number 3! You thought SpongeBob was ridiculous in To Love a Patty!? Oh, you ain't seen nothing yet!
 
The episode actually starts off quite well. It begins with a gag about SpongeBob and Patrick enjoying the sunrise in Squidward's bedroom (Which they've been doing for ages, apparently). This is actually a really funny joke, and I have to give the writers credit for this one, it's a hilarious, memorable joke, and a great way to kick off the episode!
 
So, Squidward decides to build an electric fence...he gets shocked...becomes positive...blah, blah, blah. The first half of this episode I can tolerate. i believe it to be a pretty great episode. It was pleasant witnessing Squidward be on SpongeBob and Patrick's side of attitude for once, and I really thought the montage was cute. But alas, things turn, and go COMPLETELY downhill once the second half of the episode kicks in.
 
Squidward's positivity causes him to be at first widely criticized (For no explained reason!), but suddenly, as fast as Nick decided to renew this show for a 10th and 11th Season, everyone praises the new Squidward. Seriously!?
 
There are so many things wrong with this.
 
First of all, there's no given reason why Squidward is receiving hate for being nice. Maybe people are freaked out, considering how grumpy he is, but come on, being criticized for giving a kid a free hat, that's ridiculous. Let's back things up, first.
 
Squidward is seen to be constantly helpful to SpongeBob in a funny, and entertaining montage. But, the moment Squidward tries to help out with SpongeBob at work (Which is SpongeBob's favorite thing to do...work at the Krusty Krab), SpongeBob becomes defensive, and refuses to allow Squidward work with him. Wait, what!? This is the same Sponge who rubbed a piece of paper against Squidward, just...because it pleased him? This is the same Sponge who is constantly wanting to chat with Squidward during work. But now, you prevent Squidward from working with you? I mean, I guess that's alright, considering how much SpongeBob loves his job, but then again...
 
In The Algea's Always Greener, SpongeBob was promoted to working Co-Cashier, and seemed to love it, while Squidward envied it (Something which is in character). This is very hard to analyze, but my best guess on this issue is that SpongeBob feeds off of Squidward's grumpy attitude? I have no idea, but regardless, SpongeBob is FULL of ego in these scenes. When Squidward makes Krabby Patties himself, SpongeBob attempts to throw them away (Because Squidward made them). This is pathetic, and completely out of SpongeBob's character.
 
Never, would he EVER criticize Squidward for making Krabby Patties. In fact, he PRAISED Squidward for filling in for him during Pickles, so explain to me how this reaction SpongeBob gets to Squidward's patties is justified?
 
Then, out of nowhere, Krabs implies Squidward might be as good as SpongeBob at cooking. Uh, why? Maybe it's because Squidward didn't burn the patties for once, but considering how there's no continuity within this episode, that's likely not the case.
 
Later, Krabs then praises Squidward for ketchup dimples he put on a Krabby Patty. Before hand, Krabs asks angrily who made the dimples, and SpongeBob FRAMES Squidward for it! Okay, this is just WAY too far out of character, and we're not even at the worst part of the episode! SpongeBob lying is just the ultimate example of him being out of character.
 
SpongeBob even said in a later episode, Kracked Krabs, that lying is WRONG. He says that to Mr. Krabs! A character who HE lies to in this episode. And sure, while episodes contradict themselves all the time, this time, it was completely unjustified. SpongeBob has no reason why he should lie (Other than the fact that he's jealous of Squidward, and SpongeBob's hardly shown jealousy before).
 
Squidward becomes employee of the month, so Patrick holds a party at his place.
 
Squidward seems to be the life of the party, getting everyone excited, and happy, while SpongeBob mopes over not getting the Employee of the Month award.
 
But then, SpongeBob freaks out, when he sees Squidward Pogo Dancing with Patrick. Seeing that his best friend is hanging out with Squidward, SpongeBob rages with fury, after all the things he loved was taken away from him (You know, if he had Patty, he wouldn't need those things  :frenny: ). He then yells...screams, and forces Squidward out of the party unjustly.
 
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Everything is wrong with this scene. I get it SpongeBob, you're jealous. But the SpongeBob way to do things would've involved SpongeBob joining in on the fun with his 2 best friends, so this...this is just a mess.
 
SpongeBob then realizes he was a little too hard (Little. Everything is wrong with that word choice) on Squidward, and decides to apologize.
 
"Squidward, I just want to say I'm sorry for being so selfish, and yelling at you and all. I mean, who cares about cooking, pictures on the wall, and dancing. We're bigger than that, right? So, if you're willing to let bygones be bygones, then I'm willing to meet you half way. What do you say, buddy? Put 'er there, pal."
 
This goes against pretty much everything SpongeBob felt in the Second half. I'm glad the writers gave Squidward some justice for being treated poorly, but it just can't live up to the pain, and emotional suffering Squid went through. It's just as painful for him, as it was to SpongeBob in Fools in April (Like that episode, this one has a character being treated poorly, despite doing nothing wrong).
 
There's just so many things awful about this episode that I can't stand it, I just can't stand it. Such a horrendous episode, with so many unlikable, and contradicting aspects. Definitely one of my least favorites of not only the Season, but the series.
 
Before we move on to the biggest time waster of the Season, here are some honorable mentions.
 
1. Fungus Among Us
 
It's not really that bad. A lot of people despise it for how "gross" it is when it comes to the fungus, but at this point, it's appearance is harmless. It's more of a coding, than a gross texture. The plot is actually pretty interesting, and moves along quick, too, and the execution isn't that bad.
 
2. The Krusty Sponge
 
Yeah, there are some moments that are really unnecessary, and bad, but a lot of the episode is actually pretty good, especially the humor, there's tons of hilarious jokes.
 
3. Banned in Bikini Bottom
 
A mediocre episode. It's not that awful, it's just okay. There's a lot of funny jokes, but the plot seems to have an overall poor quality to it.
 
4. Boat Smarts
 
Not as bad as a lot of people think. It's a unique episode, not to mention there are some pretty funny jokes. I like how this episode branched out of the normal format (Something the Krusty Krab Training Video succeeded in).
 
 
And now, you waited for it, and I got it. The Number 1 Worst Episode from SpongeBob's Fifth Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Waiting
Original Airdate: 2-19-2007
Plot: SpongeBob waits for a toy to arrive in the mail.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: This is the first 7 minute long episode in the series (Help Wanted was 8 minutes and 16 seconds long, and Gary Takes a Bath was 6 minutes and 31 seconds long).
 
My, my. What do we have here? Such an unbearable waste of time, that I'd rather spend a few hours looping Squidwood, I Was a Teenage Gary, Dumped, and Born Again Krabs. At least in those episodes I can tell what exactly the writers were trying to accomplish. This one, I have not the slightest idea!
 
This episode is just so bizarre to think about how this even became an actual episode! It just baffles me how one thought this was a good idea! The concept of this episode means well, but the final product...someone should've stepped in to stop it, and at least rewrite it! This episode is just such a waste of time! Like a lot of Season 5 bad episodes, this one has one of the characters be portrayed out of character, and an overall sense of wasting your time watching this filth! What can I say about waiting? You're either bored with the tired gags, frustrated at how unlikable SpongeBob is, irritated at how painfully slow this episode progresses, or confused why you're wasting your time watching this!
 
SpongeBob is such an unlikable jerk in this episode! He just continues to grow more, and more impatient for his toy, as each minute in the episode passes. No joke, almost all of this episode is in front of SpongeBob's house. Speaking of which, there are no jokes. It's just SpongeBob yelling at characters, or flipping out. That's it. That's just it.
 
This scenario has been done before in a much better, funnier way, with the Bus Scene in Rock Bottom. SpongeBob is angry that he keeps missing the bus, but that was justified. He's in a mysterious place he wants to get out of as fast as possible, but in this case, he's just acting like an impatient baby expecting his toy to show up any minute. And the "jokes" are just painful to watch. The whole Birthday scene was completely idiotic, and can only manage to entertain someone under the age of 8. It's a horrible, useless episode, that has no reason to exist. It's a mix of everything that makes a SpongeBob episode a Horrendous episode. The pacing, the jokes, the characters, everything is just awful in this episode. The ending was lame as well, with the "plot-twist" being only somewhat shocking, but ultimately a terrible way to wrap up this terrible piece of media.
 
It's definitely the worst episode of this show's Fifth Season!
 
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That being said, you may believe I hate Season 5. On the contrary, I really like Season 5! There are so many good episodes in this Season, not to mention a good amount of Great episodes. While Season 5's bad side is awful to no extent, its good side produces some very entertaining, and enjoyable stories. Stay tuned for the Top 10 Best Season 5 SpongeBob episodes.
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Out of all the Seasons in the Post-Movie era (Being, Seasons 4-8. Not counting 9 since it's half Post Movie, half Post Prequel (I call it a prequel, because it's certainly not a sequel, and I think the name "Post Second Movie" it too long), Season 5 is my favorite Season. There are so many entertaining, and enjoyable episodes, I really like this Season! It has plenty of bad episodes, not to mention some awful, and even a horrendous episode! But the best of Season 5 truly contains some of the best episodes of the entire series! So let's count down my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 5 SpongeBob episodes. And keep in mind, this is based off both my opinion, and how I deem the quality of the episode to be. So let's get started!
 
10. Mermaidman vs. SpongeBob
Original Airdate: 8-3-2007
Plot: Plankton mind controls Mermaidman & Barnacle Boy, and controls them like robots in order to attract customers to the Chum Bucket.
Main Characters: Plankton, Mermaidman, Barnacle Boy, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: This episode parodies McDonald's play areas and Happy Meals.
 
This is a delightful episode. While the actual battle between Mermaidman and SpongeBob is quite short, and probably the worst part of the episode, I can forgive that for how great this episode is. There's a lot of comedy in this episode that works! Squidward being tormented by kids, the wild & crazy kids being locked up in the ball house, Plankton implanting dandruff on MM&BB, only to realize Barnacle Boy already has dandruff, there are just tons of funny jokes, and gags within this episode! Not to mention, I do enjoy the atmosphere of the Krusty Krab in this episode. I think it's interesting to see how commercial it appears, what with the Play Area, not to mention how this episode parodies Happy Meals as well. This episode certainly is an all around entertaining episode. The plot is original, and is a pretty good concept. There are tons of funny jokes, and lines. Plenty of memorable moments, making a great episode. It's not too simple, but it's not too complex. Sure, the battle between SpongeBob & MM&BB was weak, and short, but the rest of the episode is pretty enjoyable. There's nothing much to it, really. I just really like this episode.
 
9. Sing a Song of Patrick
Original Airdate: 2-19-2007
Plot: Patrick enters a song writing contest, and wins. Only one problem. His song is awful.
Main Characters: Patrick, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: This is the only non-special in the Season to feature a song.
 
Out of all the songs in this show, I Wrote This has to be one of the greatest, and funniest songs in the show's history. I LOVE this song! The lyrics are really clever, and totally fit Patrick's character! In fact, I love this song so much, I even memorized the lyrics!
 
Honestly, I think it's the ridiculous song that Patrick writes that saves this episode. The writers definitely knew what they were doing when writing this episode. First off, the plot itself is pretty original, and I do think it's a good idea for a plot. But the execution of it was brilliant! The pacing, and the humor of this episode is genius! The song is so catchy, memorable, hilarious, fits Patrick's character, and has great instrumental music to back it up! The song doesn't even sound awful! It's only the lyrics (Which is great, because trust me, nothing is worse than an intentionally awful song that has just as painful music as its bad lyrics. Outside of the brilliant song, the episode itself is still very funny. There's a lot of great, and entertaining jokes, like the smoke from Patrick thinking, to the cutaway to the band's grave after they passed away. Ultimately, it's a fun episode, with tons of good jokes, a pretty good plot, and an awesome song.
 
8. The Two Faces of Squidward
Original Airdate: 11-23-2007
Plot: After having his face smashed by a door, Squidward's face miraculously becomes handsome. But, the citizens of Bikini Bottom enjoy it a little too much.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Squidward's face is slammed by the door a total of nine times to reach his ultimate handsome state.
 
There's no ignoring this episode! This episode is brilliant in so many ways. Right off the bat, it's an interesting premise for things to finally go Squidward's way (Triggered by something bad that happened to Squidward). Rather than go the route of having one of his skills be enhanced (Like his clarinet playing), we get a more interesting premise. Squidward becomes extremely handsome, and EVERYONE in Bikini Bottom loves him! The plot allows tons of great jokes to take place, particularly themed around "Hero Worshiping" (Something that's hardly done in comedy, especially in cartoons). The absurd lengths some of the fans of Squidward goes to, to witness his glorious appearance (Or at least take something he owns) are absolutely hilarious! The plot that seems to break away from a usual SpongeBob plot allows for a breath of fresh (Ironic word choice, isn't it), new jokes to be used. Not only does this episode have a lot of funny jokes, and moments, but this episode really relies on visual gags. And the best part is, all of the visual gags work. I don't think I noticed really a single flaw in any of the visual gags. Just the exaggeration of the hero worship alone really helps make this episode funny, but I think the absolute highlight of the episode has to be none other than...
 
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The SUPER handsome Squidward! The fact that the writers pulled this surprise totally out of left field is amazing! Just the face itself is hilarious enough to be a highlight, but the pacing of its reveal is super clever! Not to mention, I love the foreshadowing with the falling shoe earlier in the episode, because it was an unexpected (Upon first watching), and an overall good way to solve the solution in a unique way (Not to mention it allows this beauty to exist).
 
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This episode is just perfect in every way! I truly do love this episode!
 
7. The Inmates of Summer*
Original Airdate: 11-23-2007
Plot: SpongeBob & Patrick go on a prison boat, mistaking to for SpongeBob's Summer Camp's boat.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Warden, Patrick, Prisoners
Fun Fact: The name of SpongeBob's camp is Sun Fun Island.
 
It's very rare for me to get nostalgic about a SpongeBob episode that's not from the first 3 Seasons. Yet, here I am, being nostalgic about this gem. The Inmates of Summer is an underrated gem. I think what really sparked my likening for this episode is the fact that it used to rerun on Nick all the time in the late 2000s, and then it pretty much stopped reruning, to the point where I saw it for the first time in years, merely a few years ago. This episode is really overlooked, and I think it deserves some appreciation.
 
First off, the plot itself is funny. It really does open the gate for a lot of funny jokes. Just the idea of SpongeBob & Patrick (2 very naive, innocent fish), at a prison camp...by accident...sounds like it'd make a really good episode. And it does! I really love this episode. There are tons of great, memorable moments in this episode, from SpongeBob dissing the real Camp Boat on the Prison boat, to SpongeBob's polite, cheerful response to the extremely tough warden. There's even some gross out humor I like in this episode. I think the gag where SpongeBob & Patrick drank the chum they were covered in as punishment for a few days is funny! It's a very memorable part of the episode too. The episode does a great job with its layout as well. I can totally imagine the beginning being dragged out for a long time (Let's say, Patrick trying to remember what exactly he wanted to tell SpongeBob, while the Camp boat leaves), but no. The writers jumped right on into the plot, and allowed a lot of comical irony to be placed into the episode. Then, we have loads of jokes revolving around the 2, and the warden. Afterwards, finally we reach our climax, where SpongeBob decides to write a musical to entertain the warden (Which is done in an interesting sequence, mind you). The prisoners devise a plan to escape the camp on the boat that SpongeBob & Patrick built for the musical (Okay, clever). Finally we get to the song. My, oh my, I love this song. Together has to be one of my favorite songs in this series. It's catchy (Of course, it's only a few lyrics), memorable, and entertaining. I love that the warden grew soft from the song, comically crying to it. Of course a genius mini-plot twist prevents the prisoners from breaking out (The boat was merely a facade). The ending punishment is really funny too.
 
Ultimately, this is one of the best episodes of the Season. Something about these one-off general characters in SpongeBob, they're usually written so well. I don't know what it is, they always end up as interesting, entertaining characters. Maybe because they sometimes are shown to be a multi-layered character, rather than always be the stereotypical army general.
 
6. The Krusty Plate*
Original Airdate: 8-1-2007
Plot: SpongeBob goes to extreme lengths to remove a spot that won't come off a dish.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: Only Krabs and SpongeBob appear in this episode.
 
Yes, a simple, 4 minute short, is better than 35 other episodes in this season, and there's great reason why. This is just an all in all entertaining short! The plot is simple, and the writers manage to do a great job escalating such a basic plot into something much bigger than it already is. And its execution is done very well. The machine SpongeBob uses to remove the spot on his final attempt is well designed, and I think the writers were very creative when it came to writing the different attempts, primarily the last one. There's also a fair share of comedy in this short too. The flashback to the last time SpongeBob was left to lock up the Krusty Krab is funny, and I really like Mr. Krabs interactions with SpongeBob at the end of the episode. The episode also has a suspenseful mood to it, allowing to be just a solid, great episode. It's definitely one of the best in the season, and ironically enough, I think more effort was put into this episode than Atlantis Squarepantis
 
5. Krabs à La Mode
Original Airdate: 7-25-2007
Plot: Plankton freezes the Krusty Krab by turning down the thermostat. SpongeBob then influences others with his ice skating, thus turning the Krusty Krab into a skating rink.
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Squidward
Fun Fact: This is the second time Plankton has been consumed by Old Man Jenkins.
 
This episode is generally considered to be the best episode of the season. While I don't agree with that, I do agree it is indeed one of the best. The episode takes a turn from regular "Plankton tries to steal the formula" episodes, and allows for an interesting twist. I enjoy seeing the Krusty Krab in its frozen state, and a lot of entertaining visual gags, and jokes are used as a result of this. I especially like Squidward's character in the episode. Just his reaction to seeing the Krusty Krab frozen is priceless, and I think he's a great strait man in this episode. There's a good amount of jokes in this episode, and I do like the entertaining climax. The serious parts in this episode are well choreographed, and the comedy in this episode is well done. The concept is interesting, and I have to say, it's one really solid episode.
 
4. Spy Buddies
Original Airdate: 7-23-2007
Plot: Mr. Krabs hires SpongeBob & Patrick to spy on Plankton.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Plankton, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: It's that time of the month.
 
Man, what an exciting episode! Well, by SpongeBob standards, it's exciting. A brilliant parody of spy movies, this is. The intense amount of jokes that parody tropes within spy movies is a pretty large amount, and almost all of them work. From the "Self-Destruct" gag, to the jet pack gag, even the iconic James Bond intro parody, they're all funny. Not to mention, there are even some great quotes as well, especially "I hated the real version of this song.". This episode really breaks away from the regular SpongeBob episode, with a whole new type of genre being used (The spy genre) mixed in with the regular SpongeBob genre. And it's not out of place either, it fits right on in, and the execution is great. The plot itself is interesting, and allows for a lot of entertaining sequences. What I love is that the characters are taking this seriously, while in reality, this episode is anything but serious. It's nonsensical, goofy, contains some entertaining sequences, and is ultimately a really great episode. Definitely one of my favorite episodes in the season, this one always entertains me every time I go back to it.
 
3. New Digs
Original Airdate: 7-25-2007
Plot: In order to never be late again, SpongeBob moves into the Krusty Krab. His actions later causes chaos at the Krusty Krab.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Squidward
Fun Fact: This is the first episode to actually show Harld SquarePants angry.
 
Oh boy, I love this episode. This episode has a very creative plot, and it follows through. It's an entertaining episode, and it's just flat out entertaining to witness the things that drives Krabs closer, and closer over the edge. . It's mostly just entertaining to see the wild antics that take place in the Krusty Krab once SpongeBob moves in. You never know what to expect next, which fills the episode with, not only comedy, but things that actually contribute to the story. SpongeBob's motivations to moving in is perfectly in character, and it definitely makes sense for such an absurd thing to occur. I really like the premise alone, and I think that no matter what, the writers would've done a good job making a story based off this concept. There's not that much too it. It's just simply one ridiculous thing after another. Not to mention, I love Squidward in this episode. His thoughts and feelings on this situation is priceless, and the ending is just hilarious and really wraps a funny, and solid episode.
 
2. Bucket Sweet Bucket
Original Airdate: 7-27-2007
Plot: Plankton renovates the Chum Bucket, with the help of SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward, while trying to steal the formula.
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob, Patrick, Karen, Squidward
Fun Fact: In the end, the Krusty Krab has an overall medieval theme.
 
I've always really liked this episode. It's one of the most memorable, and enjoyable episodes of this season. The plot is interesting, as it actually centers around the Chum Bucket building itself, rather than just a standard "Plankton steals the formula" episode. I think this episode was a good way for the writers to think outside of the box, in order to have a different type of episode involving Plankton stealing the formula. I'm just easily entertained by this episode. I love the design of the Krusty Krab at the end of the episode, I love that Squidward was dragged into Plankton's scheme for once, in a very clever manor. The sequences of Patrick & SpongeBob stealing things from the Krusty Krab is entertaining, and well laid out. The plot twist that Krabs had the formula with him on his vacation was unexpecting, and the mystery regarding Krabs' disappearance was intriguing. It's definitely one of the most memorable, and entertaining episodes of the entire season. I really do love this episode.
 
1. Roller Cowards
Original Airdate: 7-27-2007
Plot: SpongeBob & Patrick go to Glove World to ride the new ride, The Fiery Fist-O-Pain. But, the two struggle to admit to each other that they're scared of riding the coaster.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: Despite being the park's flagship ride, this marks the only official appearance of the Fiery Fist-O-Pain.
 
One of the best episodes in the series. Period. There's no denying it whatsoever. Roller Cowards is an amazing episode. It is a truly relatable episode, if you've ever been afraid of a ride (In this case roller coasters), and it does manage to actually teach a lesson, in it's overly exaggerated, comedic ways. I truly adore this episode. This is one episode that's stuck with me for years. I'm not nostalgic about it, so that shows even BETTER reason as to why this is one of the best episodes in the Season. Roller Cowards has always been a marvelous, entertaining episode, that I look back on, every time I see a ridiculously, gigantic roller coaster in person. First off, the plot works. SpongeBob & Patrick being afraid of a roller coaster, perfectly fits their character. Alright, alright, good story so far...
 
But the COMEDY is where this episode is at. I've stressed this a lot in this Top 10. Unlike Season 4, Season 5's best episodes stand out for its comedy. Hardly does it ever shine for a great storyline. While there are really great stories in this season, a lot of the best episodes of this season work from the comedy, and boy, does this episode do such a thing. Like a roller coaster, the comedy in this episode is built from the ground up. Unlike the previous episodes, where the plot can allow there to be comedy, this episode's comedy is really, really, really clever. I haven't such cleverness in an episode's comedy since SpongeBob Meets the Strangler, which was Number 1 on my Top 10 Best Season 3 SpongeBob Episode list. That's how incredible this episode is, that it's on the same level as the best episode of one of the best seasons of this show. This episode has so many highlights. SpongeBob & Patrick's stalling not only helps build their character in this episode, but it also allows for some funny moments to occur. The surreal comedy of SpongeBob's conversation with his icecream, and Patrick with his reflection is bizarre, outlandish, but successfully conveys the plot. The Fiery Fist-O-Pain itself has to be one of the highlights of this episode. It is the exact definition of a scary roller coaster. It has flames, a gigantic drop (That goes above the surface), spine loss, razors, explosive diarrhea, it is a hilariously designed, and exaggerated coaster, and the writers do a marvelous job pulling out different jokes that can be used on this coaster. The suspense builds up in the entire episode with SpongeBob & Patrick's stalls, and attempts to get out of riding the ride, it really makes the ride itself worth it. And even then, the fake-out that the ride was broken was a perfect fake-out, as it actually fooled me at first, but then we got to witness the marvelous ride itself. With other enjoyable moments, like the old man, and Larry's appearance, this episode is just timeless, and is definitely the best episode of SpongeBob's Fifth Season.
 
(And let's not forget the best part of this episode, one of the funniest scenes in this show's history).
 
 
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So there you have it, my Top and Bottom 10 for SpongeBob's fifth Season. I apologize in advance for my briefness of my Top 10, and my all-cap freak-out moments, I hope they're gone by Season 6   =/

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Well, you've waited, and you didn't ask. It's time for my Top/Bottom 10 lists for SpongeBob's Sixth Season. Now this is where things get good, I really like these lists. And yes, there is some "loudness" in these lists (Particularly when I flip out of Dear Viking's nomination for an Emmy), but aside from that, no ridiculous "All-Caps" flip outs. Still, by this point my work is more detailed and critical than it had been in my older lists. These lists were written from June 14th 2017-June 23rd 2017. Let's get started!

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For many, SpongeBob's Sixth Season is generally considered to be the absolute worst season in the entire series. While I digress, as I believe Season 7 is even worse, it's time to take a look at some of the WORST episodes this series has to offer. It's time for the Top 10 Worst Season 6 SpongeBob episodes. Keep in mind, this is not only based on my opinion, but also how I deem the quality of the episode to be. Let's get started, shall we?
 
10. Choir Boys
Original Airdate: 3-20-2009
Plot: SpongeBob begs Squidward to let him be a part of the choir Squidward is in.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Jellyfish
Fun Fact: This is the only episode where Squidward sings as a hobby.
 
Surprisingly enough, this isn't even my least favorite episode of the season! A lot of people really despise this episode, and I can honestly see why. But, it's not the worst this season has to offer. The plot of the episode is pretty lame, as it really isn't anything too special. I wouldn't mind it, if actual funny jokes were used as a result of the plot (As many episodes in the past have done), but this episode just fails in trying to be funny. None of the jokes work in this episode, and they're either pain-driven, or just annoying. Even worse, the jokes in this episode aren't even that memorable. The parts that do stick in my head are the more controversial moments in the episode. While I don't hate it as much as other fans of SpongeBob do, I still dislike this episode. Pretty much all of the jokes are unfunny, SpongeBob is such an annoying character, I can't even root him on for his goal in this episode. He's so forceful too, to the point where it's out of character. He's been forceful before, like in Arrgh! when Krabs drove him over the edge, but at least that made sense. SpongeBob has no reason to be forceful in this episode. Heck, the main reason he's doing what he's doing is because Patrick is out of town. The episode is basically just an "attempt episode", and while these episodes can be great (Primary example being Tutor Sauce), I still find this episode to be just unlikable. It feels too mean spirited, and just unpleasant to watch. And might I add that I actually found the ending to be funny (The only funny part of the episode, that is).
 
9. Boating Buddies
Original Airdate: 8-7-2008
Plot: Squidward is forced to attend Mrs. Puff's Boating school, and has to deal with SpongeBob's obsession about him.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Mrs. Puff
Fun Fact: After driving through a costume shop, Mrs. Puff is dressed up as Jason, SpongeBob is dressed up as a gorilla, and Squidward is dressed up as an Italian chef.
 
Gee, how else could I really write this episode's basic plot? It sounds borderline uncomfortable. Although I'm not one of those fans of SpongeBob who become actually creeped out by SpongeBob's stalker-ish attitude towards Squidward, I can imagine why it'd be unsettling. Just who directed this episode?! It's a random, poorly paced mess! The beginning of course involves Squidward feeling SpongeBob. Well, at least it's not as slow, and irritating to watch as Summer Job's beginning scene. Anyhow, I don't have much of a problem with this opening. If anything, it's slightly comedic if you ask me. But things fall apart once Squidward goes into Boating School. Oh, might I mention, how forgettable this episode is? Seriously, the only parts I can actually remember are the more annoying, aggravating parts that tend to go on for too long. I actually have to look at the episode's transcript in order to go over certain parts of this episode. I had to do that for the worst episode of Season 3, which says a lot considering how this is only #9 on this list! Oh look at that, a joke in the opening scene that's actually funny (The $5 joke). Too bad it's overshadowed by the rest of this episode's awful moments. There are actually some decently funny jokes in the beginning scenes of this episode, surprisingly enough. But, man, the awful parts are so memorable, compared to these actual good parts. The chalkboard scene is awfully long. It is so boring, and long. If you're not aggravated by how useless, and pointlessly long this is, you're in store for some even worse scenes. I don't even know what's worse! Squidward's part, or SpongeBob's part? They're both so awfully long! The lunch scene is decent, it's probably the most memorable part of the episode that doesn't frustrate me. I actually like the fake-out with the muscular guy, that was pretty funny if you ask me. I also like Squidward's quote about "...just like in grade school.". But the driving scene, oh boy, that's a nightmare. The writers of this episode just go so off track, and try to attempt anything that they believe will be funny enough to save this episode! The lab scene is one of the most awkward, horrendous scenes in the history of SpongeBob. It is just so random, like the writers needed to fill in time, because they couldn't even think of some funny gags for the driving scene! This part is just so bad, I don't even know how one can find this funny! How is this funny? I don't know. It's not funny, it's random humor, it's horrendous. Then, we get to, what I guess you can call the "climax" of the episode. The test scene. Oh yeah, before then, Squidward randomly pops into the muscular guy again, just because the writers couldn't find a way to make a good transition between scenes. The test scene is a bit more comical than annoying. It's not the worst thing in this episode, but it's still pretty bad. There is a bit of ironic humor I find funny, primarily being Squidward being unable to take the test since he can't pick up his pencil. Regardless of it's pros, this is a really bad episode. It's one of the worst episodes of the entire series, that's how awful I find this episode. It's not the worst episode in the season, while there are episodes with a much lower quality than this one, I still find it to be one of the worst this entire series has to offer.
 
8. Gullible Pants
Original Airdate: 6-5-2009
Plot: While Mr. Krabs goes out to get his nails fixed up, he leaves SpongeBob in charge. In order to make work more enjoyable, Squidward makes up a bunch of fake rules for SpongeBob to follow, resulting in chaos.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
 
Man, just how lame can an episode get! This episode probably has to have one of the weakest plots of the series. Even if you don't find this to be ripped off from Squid's Day Off (Which I personally believe to be false), you can still see how lazy the crew were with coming up with a plot. Probably one of the least original plots of the series. Oh well, at least it's not as lazy as the repetitive "Plankton disguises himself" episodes. Even then, this plot is just boring! The whole "...resulting in chaos" thing in the plot synopsis is kind of an exaggeration, as the episode is anything but chaotic. Sure, bad things do happen to the Krusty Krab, but they're done in such an unexciting way, that there's really nothing entertaining about this episode. It's just SpongeBob doing bad things that Squidward tells him to. No comedic payoff, nothing! This episode is an absolute waste of time. Only a few jokes work (Primarily the ones revolving around the fish SpongeBob forces to be a fry cook, those are funny), and the plot makes the episode feel like it was written at 1 in the morning. The "humor" in this episode tends to be from SpongeBob doing ridiculous things. Yeah, if only these things were funny. Half of them are of SpongeBob being gross, half of them are of SpongeBob being goofy. This a really awful episode, and is definitely one of the biggest flops of the season.
 
7. Dear Vikings
Original Airdate: 11-28-2008
Plot: SpongeBob and Squidward are kidnapped by vikings, after SpongeBob sends a letter to the group of vikings, curious about them.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Gordan, Various Olafs
Fun Fact: This is the first eleven minute SpongeBob episode to be nominated for an Emmy without it's partner episode.
 
How do you botch an episode about vikings! They're vikings for goodness sake! They're supposed to be exciting! This episode is anything but exciting! It's unfunny, it's a mess, it does nowhere, it's pointless, it's useless, it was NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY!? You have 47 episodes in this Season, and you nominate this one, the 7th worst episode of the season for an Emmy. Who would even find this entertaining!? The jokes, ugh, the jokes are so forced, it's awfully cringey to watch. There's so much wrong with this episode. First off, the vikings are flat out idiots. There's nothing great about them at all. If SpongeBob learned this fact, and tried to do something about it, maybe their actions would be justified, but no. No their actions aren't justified. They're ignorant jerks who're over-the-top, cowardly, and just unentertaining. Anything the vikings do in this episode are either obnoxious, or boring. They're such lame, unlikable characters, I don't even know how this episode managed to star afloat. And a lot of the jokes are either way too predictable, or make no sense. I guess the joke about what Krabs is saying when describing the vikings is supposed to be, he has no clue what vikings are? Maybe? I don't know. There's really no explanation as to why he describes the vikings the way he does. You'd think things would spice up, once the vikings kidnap Squidward, and SpongeBob, but no. Nothing, literally, nothing happens. The "climax" doesn't come in until about a minute or so before the episode ends (Gee, great pacing). I feel as if the writers knew they needed to throw in some exciting ending at the last minute, just because the rest of the episode hardly anything went on. It's such a weak, and lazy ending, I would've rather had this episode just scrapped. There's no funny jokes in this episode, the plot goes nowhere, and the ending is one last "rush" to end the episode on an exciting note. Such an awful episode.
 
6. Pets or Pests
Original Airdate: 3-18-2009
Plot: After a formerly pregnant, stray worm is forced out of SpongeBob's house by Gary, SpongeBob has to find a home for the worm's babies.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Baby Worms
Fun Fact: Larry the Lobster doesn't recognize SpongeBob in this episode, hinting it possibly takes place before all other appearances of Larry.
 
Ugh. Just...why? Why would you make this an episode? I don't mind Mr. Wormsley's design. I actually like's ugly design for some odd reason I don't know how to explain. The gross factor of the worms' designs aren't the reason why this episode is so awful. It's awful, because once again, the plot goes nowhere. At least it's a straightforward plot, with real conflict (Unlike Dear Vikings), but still, the plot is just a mess. Right off the bat, I can't recall any real funny jokes from this episode. I can't, I really can't. Second, the characters in this episode are just...baffling. Patrick, while at first interested in the worms, seems to instantly not care at all about their well being. Larry is so out of character, Larry doesn't even know who SpongeBob is. What is this supposed to mean? Larry has met SpongeBob dozens of times before. Is the continuity going to be thrown away in such a way, that you can't even keep this already established character's history with your main character correct? If what I just typed sounded confusing, it makes just as much sense as this episode's plot. Also, what is it with the Bikini Bottomites in this episode? They hate the worms, yet once Mr. Krabs sells them at the end, everyone loves them? What!? What is that supposed to mean!? Even when I watched this episode at a young age, I still didn't understand why the citizens of Bikini Bottom instantly changed their minds about the worms. Because plot says so. The only enjoyable part I can think of in this episode is probably the suspenseful truck scene. It was well animated, fast paced, and entertaining. Sure, it took up time in the episode, and was useless, but at least it was fun to watch. Ultimately an awful episode, with no funny jokes, gross moments, tons of out-of-character moments, and an ending so forced it makes the ending to Best Day Ever look like it was naturally done.
 
5. Patty Caper
Original Airdate: 8-5-2008
Plot: The Secret Ingredient to the Krabby Patty formula has been stolen! Mr. Krabs makes SpongeBob search for it!
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Patrick
Fun Fact: Patrick is the only main character not to be accused of theft in this episode.
 
Yes! I've been waiting to rip this episode apart! Let's get to it. This is an episode that I've hated for years, yet nobody seems to hate this episode, other than me. Why would they? It's got an original enough plot, it's got some funny jokes, nothing too annoying, and aggravating, why would someone hate this episode? The same reason a lot of people hate Gone. The ending is ridiculous. Not a good ridiculous, like the ending to Shanghaied, no I mean a bad ridiculous, like the climax to Squid's Visit. This episode's ending, is so confusing, I actually don't know...how to even...describe it. I actually have to look back at the episode, to describe how much I hate this mess. So the episode is a mystery, right? Mr. Krabs had his secret ingredient for the secret formula delivered to him. Okay, hold on. When I was little, I was confused why it was the "Secret ingredient to the Secret Formula". You mean to tell me that the formula has ingredients to it? That's not really a complaint nowadays, considering it makes sense since it is after all, a "formula". But when I was little, I was indeed confused about this. Anyway, the episode begins quite well, and even has a strong middle. I really like the scenes where SpongeBob & Patrick interrogate people, I think those scenes were well done, and entertaining, especially the ones with Plankton and Gary, I think Plankton's plan in this episode was pretty creative. A lot of this episode is pretty unmemorable, too. There's a lot of scenes that are easily forgettable, even if they are enjoyable (Like the Plankton scene). Ultimately, this episode seemed to be going well, to the point where I'd considering it a good episode, but things fall apart at the ending. Krabs accuses SpongeBob, which I guess makes sense if you're watching this episode for the first time. But here's the part that doesn't make sense whatsoever. Krabs accuses SpongeBob, and even has the cops ready to arrest SpongeBob, but Krabs points at SpongeBob with none other than the bottle of the secret ingredient in his hand. Yes, Krabs stole the ingredient. Here's the reason Krabs took it (An actual quote from the episode)
 
Krabs:  It's simple. $1.99 is a lot to pay for the secret ingredient every time I get a delivery, so I... took it to avoid paying, you know.
 
There are so many things messed up with this awful ending.
 
First of all, you may ask me why I put this so far up on the list. "If the ending is the only part of the episode I dislike, why is it ahead of monstrosities such as Boating Buddies, and Dear Vikings?" Same reason why people hate Gone (An episode I'm fond of), the ending ruins the entire episode. This one is even worse, as the ending solves a mystery (Yes, there was a mystery in Gone, but there weren't any suspects in it like this mystery), and once you watch this episode, there's absolutely no enjoyment you can get out of rewatching this episode. Sure, I can get enjoyment out of rewatching Spy Buddies, and Gone, but that's because those episodes weren't a "Who done it?" mystery. Now, what is so bad about this plot twist?
 
It's probably one of the worst plot twists of all time. First of all, it's completely out of Krabs character. Would he really go so far, as to blame his top employee for a crime he committed? Why would he do such a thing!? It's unrealistic, and Krabs obviously was prepared for this, what with having the cops already shown up at the Krusty Krab. Why would he blame SpongeBob, that's just stupid of him. If anything, at least he should've blamed Squidward, his WORST employee? Why does that happen? If he was to frame someone, why the boy who has earned you money for years!? Your best employee! And even worse, the reveal that Krabs stole the ingredient is done in the laziest, dumbest way possible. He has it in his hands, when he points at SpongeBob. Okay, why? Why would the writers reveal it in such an obvious way? Was there no time left in the episode to include a better, well-written reveal? If Krabs would've gone out of his way to frame his own employee, the least he could've done was keep it in his pocket. Maybe have it drop out of his pocket, or something (Like in Can you Spare a Dime?). Anything but this! This is the pinnacle of lazy writing! It's an absolutely horrid ending, that completely messes up the entire episode!
 
4. Cephalopod Lodge
Original Airdate: 2-17-2009
Plot: After SpongeBob & Patrick sneak into a secret lodge that Squidward was a part of, the two + Squidward get kicked out, due to the outsiders (Being SpongeBob & Patrick) discovering the secret lodge, thanks to Squidward. SpongeBob & Patrick now try to make it up for him.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick, Lodge Members
Fun Fact: The design of the Cephalopod Lodge members' hats are possibly an allusion to the famous Illuminati symbol.
 
Oh brother. Of all the episodes centered around tormenting Squidward, this one, by far, is the absolute worst one of them all. I hate this episode, I loath it, that's how bad of an episode this is. The concept of Squidward attending a secret lodge does sound fascinating, and I really wish the writers would've explored that more. Instead, we get Squidward being unjustly tormented by SpongeBob & Patrick, trying their best to either get him back into the lodge, or by trying to find a replacement for the lodge. Now, this episode is just so mean spirited towards Squidward. I usually don't judge an episode based on "abuse", as that judgement of an episode is overly done in my opinion, but this episode just takes it way too far. Squidward is consistently punished, and tormented for no reason. Whether from the jerks at the lodge, or SpongeBob & Patrick being nosey, knuckleheads. The constant amount of abuse put on Squidward is alarmingly irritating to go through in this episode, and there's really nothing funny about it. And just when the episode could be redeemed for SpongeBob & Patrick's awful deeds, with SpongeBob's ridiculous sock plan, the 2 ruin it completely by revealing themselves once again. Do they even learn?! It's such an awful episode, I hate watching this one. None of the jokes are funny (Aside from the hilarious climax, but we'll get to that), the plot had potential, but was ultimately ruined, the main duo are ignorant, and it's just a horrid mess! The climax could've saved the episode, as it was creative, and hilarious. But the ending of the climax just resets the episode, and basically had no effect in the end, making it pointless! It's such an awful episode, I can't believe how bad this one is!
 
3. The Splinter
Original Airdate: 6-2-2008
Plot: SpongeBob gets a splinter, and Squidward threatens SpongeBob to tell Mr. Krabs about it.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Patrick
Fun Fact: This is the first time since Season 1 that Patrick assumes the role as a doctor.
 
That's right friends, buckle up. It's time to review one of those episodes which have no reason to exist! The Splinter was the first episode of the series I legitimately disliked. I don't think I ever disliked an episode before this one, I loved Good Neighbors, and Squid Wood. I thought Born Again Krabs was decent, and I like I Was a Teenage Gary. How exactly did someone think this episode was a good idea? Just...why? Splinters. Of all the things...splinters. They could've made a cavity episode, and even then, I'm pretty sure that would've been better than an episode about...*sigh* a splinter. The plot itself makes the characters seem like jerks. Everyone in this episode seems to be a jerk aside from SpongeBob, and Krabs (Something rare for this Season). Squidward is really unlikable, acting like someone who knows an embarrassing secret about you, teasing you about knowing such a thing. Patrick's only here for comedy relief, and the only relief I get from him, is when he finally walks off screen. The painful visuals in this episode are unpleasant, and the gross, puss filled finger that SpongeBob gets once Patrick drives a stake into his splinter is unnerving. No good jokes came out of this episode (Aside from maybe the confetti gag which is chuckle worthy). Just, what really more is there to say about this episode? It's a straight up, awful episode.
 
2. Slide Whistle Stooges
Original Airdate: 2-16-2009
Plot: SpongeBob & Patrick annoy Squidward with Slide Whistles
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: This is the first time Squidward plays an instrument that's not the clarinet.
 
Slide whistle make funny noise. Make episode about it!- Most accurate reeanactment of episode pitch.
 
In all seriousness, I don't hate this episode merely as much as all the other episodes on this list. It's just...well, this episode's quality is at the lowest of the low. This episode has no real plot. It's just SpongeBob & Patrick annoying Squidward with slide whistles, until Squidward becomes obsessed with them, to the point of taking things too far. It's basically Snowball Effect, but without any good jokes, and an original concept. Seriously, this episode has been done before in a much better episode. This episode is just a plain waste of time. I don't even recommend watching it. You can watch any other episode on this list just to see how bad it is, but this one? No. No, I do not recommend this episode in the slightest. It's not even boring, it's just unnecessary, and would have no impact on the series if it was never made. The plot is laughably basic, there are no real memorable moments in this episode until about a few minutes before it ends, the characters contradict themselves, twice, and the jokes rely on the "Zany, wacky noises of a slide whistle! Uh-Hyuck!" Just don't watch this. I'm being serious here, don't watch this. The Bikini Bottomites are so biased in this episode, to the point where's it's laughably bad. They never seem to mind when SpongeBob & Patrick use their slide whistle, yet when Squidward does it, the whole world is against him. It's like when the weird kid in school does something that popular kids do, he gets flack for it, just because it's him. The whole world is out against Squidward for no apparent reason, I don't even care at this pointed. I'm miffed, emotionless, I couldn't care less about this episode. I'm not wasting my time analyzing such a wasted episode that's as interesting as a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs episode.
 
Now, before my Number 1 pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
Professor Squidward
Highlight: The humor in some cases
Worst Part: SpongeBob & Patrick's annoying "Tick" running gag
 
The Card
Highlight: "Buy more cards!"
Worst Part: SpongeBob crying to Patrick destroying his card
 
Penny Foolish
Highlight: The jokes while Krabs was driving
Worst Part: The Stupid Ending
 
Toy Store of Doom
Highlight: SpongeBob & Patrick dressing up
Worst Part: The Ending
 
Squid's Visit
Highlight: The satisfying conclusion
Worst Part: Squidward going crazy
 
And, the Number 1 worst episode of SpongeBob's Sixth Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. The Clash of Triton
Original Airdate: 7-5-2010
Plot: SpongeBob tries to reunite King Neptune's son, Triton, with his father. Triton, however, has other plans.
Main Characters: Triton, SpongeBob, King Neptune
Fun Fact: This is the only Season Six episode to air in this decade.
 
Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the absolute worst special of this entire series! Man, I'm so excited to be done with this list. I typed this all at once, hardly any breaks! Oh my gosh, this episode is just so awful. I hate everything about this episode, it is just the worst. The plot seems interesting, but the execution is worse than the ending to A Pal for Gary. This episode is so boring, I actually don't know how to rate it on a scale of 1-10 on the boring factor. Other parts which are intended to be funny, just aren't funny at all. I know humor is subjective, but I don't think anyone has ever laughed at the ridiculous fingernail clipping scenes. They're so awkward, and horrendous, I don't even know how a human being can find this entertaining. The interactions between SpongeBob & Triton are so awkward, it feels like your date to the prom is eating dinner with your parents (Or even worse, YOU'RE eating dinner with her/his parents!). These scenes have got to be the worst, and I don't even know who I'm supposed to be rooting for! Neptune is an absolute jerk in this episode, so much that it makes him seem like an angel in the Neptune's Spatula. He neglected his son, and now he feels awful about it. Okay, fair enough. But does he really have to act like such a baby? C'mon! And Triton is even worse! He's an even bigger jerk than Neptune is! Granted, he is justified to act like one, after the way his father treated him, but c'mon! That's no excuse. And the idiotic ending, how Neptune becomes proud of Triton's destruction, leading Bikini Bottom to chase SpongeBob & Patrick in an angry mob (For some odd reason) is confusing, and makes me miserable (Okay, that's a lie, but it could make me miserable). I remember when Nick promoted this special, I saw it in its original airing, and to this day, I still find this episode to be a failure. Oh yeah, I like how there's a Goofy Goober reference, but no reference to Mindy. What!? It's a horrendous episode, special, ratings trap, whatever you'd call it! It's got no funny jokes, unlikable "protagonists", awfully paced scenes, and just a horribly executed episode. This is definitely the worst episode of SpongeBob's sixth season.
 
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That being said, Season 6 definitely has some of the worst episodes in the entire series. But the good news is, Season 6 does not lack Good episodes, either. There are actually a lot of good episodes that I will be covering next time in my Top 10 Best Season 6 SpongeBob Episodes.
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SpongeBob's Sixth Season is widely regarded as the absolute WORST season in the show's history. But, for every bad Season, there will always be at least a handful of Good Episodes. Considering the fact that there's 47 episodes in this Season, I'm not surprised there's plenty of Good Episodes in this Season. The writers can't possibly botch every single episode, now, could they? Today I'm counting down the Top 10 Best Season 6 SpongeBob Episodes. Keep in mind, this is based on my opinion, and how I deem the quality of the episode to be. So, let's get started.
 
 
10. Spongicus
Original Airdate: 3-29-2008
Plot: Plankton builds an ancient Greek styled fighting arena, and steals Krabs' business. But even worse, who is the sea lion's opponent in the arena? Patrick Star.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Plankton, Patrick, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: The ending is a jab at cliche laughs that occur at the end of episodes.
 
This is definitely the most underrated episode in the entire Season. Never do I ever hear this episode being talked about. I hear plenty about a good amount of episodes on this list, but never this one. And may I ask, why? This is a really great episode! I love this episode! This episode is a lot more exciting than your regular SpongeBob episode. There are actual stakes in this episode, Patrick's life is in danger, and it makes for some very entertaining, fast-paced sequences. The episode's plot is pretty interesting, not the most creative thing, but the writers managed to make it fit within a SpongeBob episode really well. You'd think this episode would feel different with a whole different vibe going on, due to the change in scenery, but the writers managed to keep the episode within the series' boundaries, and I believe they did that very well. It doesn't feel like an episode of a different show with the characters in them, no, it feels like a true SpongeBob episode. The episode is more story driven than joke driven, and I'm fine with that. The story is very entertaining, and the writers did a great job presenting it. There are a few good jokes here and there (Like Krabs' mom attending the arena, or the customer's reactions to the food). This episode isn't really 1 standard plot, it's more along the lines of 2 subplots that correspond with each other. Krabs' plot is interesting, because there's nothing Krabs can do. SpongeBob's plot is exciting, because he wants to save his best friend from being killed. This episode is very well done, and I highly recommend checking it out.
 
9. Chum Bucket Supreme
Original Airdate: 7-19-2009
Plot: Karen leaves Plankton, after Plankton puts all his focus on a robot army, in an attempt to retrieve the formula.
Main Characters: Plankton, Karen, Robots
Fun Fact: I screwed up this review, by doing a review of not Chum Bucket Supreme, but of Komputer Overload. What do I think of Chum Bucket Supreme? It's a hilarious episode with lots of great jabs at marketing and foolish customers. Anyway, here's my review of Komputer Overload, enjoy!
 
When I think of one of the better, more creative episodes when Plankton tries to steal the formula, this is the episode I think of. Before this, we're not used to Plankton and Karen really "fighting" that much. Sure, they seem to despise each other at times (Like in Enemy-in-Law), but this is the first real fight we witness, and I think the writers really handled this well. How is this episode creative? Well, the robots. I really love their designs, they're very memorable, and easily one of the best aspects of the episode. So, how does the plot go down? Well, I believe it goes well for the most part. I think this episode perfectly represents why Plankton needs Karen. Sure, it's not as great as other episodes like Single Cell Anniversary, when this type of thing occurs, but this episode does it good enough. I think this episode gets pretty exciting once Plankton targets the Krusty Krab. I don't know, I have positive feelings towards this episode. It's always stuck out to me, as one of the more interesting episodes, and I definitely think this is a really great one to watch. Also, I do like the ironic way Plankton is defeated in this episode. In pure Plankton fashion.
 
8. A Life in a Day
Original Airdate: 6-4-2008
Plot: After Larry tells SpongeBob & Patrick to start living on the edge, Patrick starts living life to the extreme, while SpongeBob remains cautious and fearful.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Larry the Lobster
Fun Fact: "Living Like Larry" is the one of the closest quotes in this Season to being as popular as the iconic "Hi, how are ya?" from Not Normal.
 
Probably one of the most memorable quotes from this show "LIVING LIKE LARRY!"
 
This episode is very entertaining! While it's more story driven, there are definitely some jokes which really get me laughing. First of all, the concept of this episode is interesting. Patrick trying to live more on the edge, like Larry allows for some very entertaining scenes to occur. Especially when things get comical, due to some of the absurd feats Patrick attempts in this episode (And fails at), allowing for some good comedy to occur alongside the episode's main story. And the story is intriguing. SpongeBob doesn't understand Patrick's drive to insanity, and tries to live on the edge in his own terms (Such as categorizing socks). This allows for a good conflict to take place between the two main characters. And they don't treat each other like jerks, either. This conflict is done in a relatively mature manner, and it keeps the story moving along too. Not to mention Patrick's antics keeps the story fresh, and exciting as well. The main plot point of the episode is done in a peculiar, but interesting way. Patrick is chased by bikers, after knocking over their motorcycles down, and he begs SpongeBob to help him. This is a nice change of events, now that Patrick understands the consequences of living on the edge. But, SpongeBob gets a rush of energy, and excitement as the angry bikers do donuts around him (A great setting for SpongeBob's character to change). SpongeBob goes overboard afterwards, in a completely insane, yet funny way. I really like the climax of this episode. The excitement, and suspense in this part of the episode is enjoyable, and I really like how Larry (Who caused all this), informs SpongeBob & Patrick what he meant by living like Larry, not doing something insane like this. They end up in the hospital, and the episode ends on a funny note. In a way, Larry kind of deserved this. He started all this trouble, and got his comeuppance. This was a really entertaining episode, with memorable dialogue, exciting moments, and a great story. You definitely don't want to miss this episode!
 
7. House Fancy
Original Airdate: 6-6-2008
Plot: The Host of Squidward's favorite show, House Fancy, is coming over to check out Squidward's house, along with Squidward's arch rival, Squilliam Fancyson. Squidward now has 2 hours to get his house ready. But when SpongeBob helps out, chaos ensues.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Squilliam Fancyson, Nicholas Withers
Fun Fact: Alton Brown guest stars as Nicholas Withers in this episode.
 
Man, I love this episode! This episode has always been one of my favorites of this Season. Why? It's just so funny! "How is it funny?" you may ask. Well, the sheer corniness of the House Fancy show, from the host's behavior, to the generic CGI animation at the beginning of the program perfectly parodies the sheer corniness of House Hunting shows (Even though this isn't a house hunting show, it's still relatively similar, presenting such a fancy house). I don't know why people never address this, the TV program's corny nature is gold! I don't know if it's really "satire", or more along the lines of just a parody. Whatever it is, (We'll call it satire), it's done very well. As one who has witnessed the sheer fake dialogue in House Hunting shows from time to time, I can say this episode does a great job parodying it. Anyway, onto the episode itself, it's a nice change. Rarely do we get a Squidward v. Squilliam plot (Goodness, the last time before this was in Season 3!), and this was a nice change from a regular episode. It has an interesting premise, not yet done on the show before, and I think the episode gets pretty creative at times. I really love looking at Squilliam's house. The writers/storyboard artists must've had a fun time designing Squilliam's house, because it is an awesomely designed house. From the elevator with a bath, to the constant gilded doorknobs, it's really funny to witness, as well as interesting to look at. As for the rest of the episode, it's a standard SpongeBob episode. There were a few really funny jokes, like Patrick using the toilet, followed by the toilet somehow coming to life, and dying in Squidward's arms. Honestly, if I had to say what the worst part of the episode, it'd be toe-SpongeBob. SpongeBob doesn't really provide anything new to the table (That's a weird metaphor). It's just him doing things wrong, resulting in bad things happening. It's happened in so many other episodes, it's not that grand at this point. Anyway, the episode ends with a great plot twist. Nicholas loves the mess that Squidward had created, and not in a lazily written way. No, it's because...
 
"What you have done here harkens back to the illustrious post-primitive movement popularized by famous designer Saul Limpkins. Say, was he a big inspiration for you?"
 
It's a great ending, and really wraps up on a nice note. After all the nonsense Squidward went through, he ends up beating Squilliam thanks to the nonsense. Ultimately, a funny, and great episode to watch.
 
6. Not Normal
Original Airdate: 3-4-2008
Plot: After Squidward tells SpongeBob he isn't normal, SpongeBob tries his hardest to become normal. But, is normal worse than his regular self?
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick
Fun Fact: This is the only episode from Seasons Six through Eight to feature a gag that evolved to a common Internet Meme ("Hi, how are ya?")
 
Probably the most famous Season 6 episode, Not Normal is a real beauty. The plot differs from regular SpongeBob episodes, as SpongeBob actually tries to change his ways, allowing for newer, more interesting scenes to take place. Not to most original plot, but the execution of it was brilliant. I really like how this episode managed to evolve SpongeBob, by both design, and character. SpongeBob is very entertaining about him. I don't know what it is about "Normal SpongeBob", but he does move the plot along, and his interactions with the other characters can be entertaining. I especially like how the writers gave him a cubicle to work in, just to make a point to prove how normal he's become. I especially like Squidward in this episode, I think he's a really great character in this episode. Is there that many jokes? Not necessarily, but it's SpongeBob's interactions which really makes this episode amusing. There's just some sort of charm with SpongeBob's character that I can't put my finger on. Regardless, I really like the turn this episode takes. How Squidward ends up following his own advice becoming freakisly normal was a perfect way to end the episode! His normal appearance scaring SpongeBob back to his old self was a hilarious plot twist indeed. I really do like the 2nd half of the episode. The first half established SpongeBob's character well, whereas the 2nd half is the main conflict, where SpongeBob tries to revert back to his old self. It's a very entertaining episode overall, and is certainly one of the more memorable ones of this Season.
 
5. Krabby Road
Original Airdate: 3-3-2008
Plot: Plankton ends up forming a band with SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward, in an attempt to find out the Krabby Patty formula.
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward
 
This is a nice change from a standard Plankton episode. Heck, this is one of the best Plankton episodes out there. It starts with an unfamiliar setting, within a prison (Showing off the aftermath of what happens to Plankton after stealing the formula). I like the mood and tone in this part of the episode. It plays up to a somewhat dark, suspenseful scene, leading up to a hilarious quote "Sure, it helps to lock it."
 
This episode is a nice treat. When most Plankton episodes focuses on him trying to physically stealing the formula, trying to get the formula out of SpongeBob was a nice little twist to allow the plotline of Plankton forming a band to occur. Not to mention, I enjoy how Plankton formed a band of his own as a kid, with bad results. Ultimately, this episode is a great blend between a fresh, new plot, and tons of funny jokes. A lot of the attempts Plankton makes to get the formula are really funny, something not too common in a SpongeBob episode (Multiple attempts_. I really like SpongeBob in this episode. I think his naive nature, and excitement to be in the band allows for a lot of great jokes to play out, as Plankton tries to fool SpongeBob, which usually backfires. I really do think all the characters in this episode are very well written. Patrick is amusing, and I really like what the writers did with him. I'm really happy to see Squidward join in on the fun, and it's both funny and entertaining to see him get ripped. Ultimately, this episode is a true beauty. There's a lot of great elements in this episode forming a really solid episode. The plot doesn't drag on too much, and it allows for a lot of great jokes to come into play. The characters are fun to watch, and sure, while the climax/ending is predictable, there are still some new elements added to that making it ultimately, a really great episode.
 
4. Chum Caverns
Original Airdate: 7-18-2009
Plot: After trying to drill a tunnel to the Krusty Krab, Plankton discovers a beautiful, giant cavern, and decides to make it a part of the Chum Bucket to steal business from the Krusty Krab.
Main Characters: Plankton, Mr. Krabs, Karen, SpongeBob, Cave Dwellers
Fun Fact: Since Squidward wasn't trapped underground with the rest of the gang at the end of the episode, in an ironic turn of events, Plankton actually ends up working for the Krusty Krab (The only other episode Plankton actually worked for the Krusty Krab was The Algae's Always Greener).
 
Chum Caverns has always been one of my favorite episodes from Season 6. Right from when I originally saw it airing, I always found this episode to have a great setting, and atmosphere. It's more a charming episode, rather than a funny episode. The plot itself is creative, and is definitely a nice little twist of a regular Plankton episode (Kind of like Krabs a la Mode done in a different direction, if you ask me). The setting of the caverns is well designed, and I even like the Cave Dwellers. They are nasty creatures, and are supposed to be gross, yet I've always found them to be charming characters. I just find this episode appealing. The story is simple, and it's enjoyable. There are definitely some jokes I like, such as how much of a slob Patrick is when eating, as well as the ridiculous hat SpongeBob picks up from the Gift Shop. Though the episode does have kind of a sloppy climax, and a weak ending, the majority of this episode is well done and enjoyable. Definitely one of the most memorable episodes of the season/
 
3. Suction Cup Symphony
Original Airdate: 3-6-2008
Plot: Squidward tries to write a Symphony for a contest, but SpongeBob and Patrick keep distracting him.
Main Characters: Squidward, Patrick, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Patrick goes through at least 8 different procedures in the process of fixing his rear end.
 
Oh my, I don't believe there's ever been a Top __ Best Episodes of Season 6, without this episode being on the list. This definitely one of the greatest episodes of Season 6, and is one of my personal favorites of the entire series! Suction Cup Symphony has a brilliant mix of funny jokes, great visual gags, a memorable song (Even if it's instrumental), an original plot, and a fantastic ending! This is one of the best quality episodes in the Season! I think this episode is completely amazing. Everything that makes an Amazing episode amazing, is done perfectly in this episode. First off, the plot of this episode is a new, original plot not yet done in the series. The plot itself pretty decent, and it perfectly fits Squidward's character. But the jokes...oh, the jokes. There's a subplot in this episode, and that is that Patrick broke his butt, after Squidward had pushed SpongeBob & Patrick out his window. So, rather than have the 2 intentionally annoy Squidward, SpongeBob plays doctor, and tries to help out Patrick, while causing tons of ridiculously loud noises to occur, distracting Squidward from writing his symphony. I believe the middle of this episode was paced very well. It doesn't drag on, yet it doesn't feel as if it's completely short. Then, Squidward's symphony is excepted. What starts out as a serious performance, out of nowhere, SpongeBob & Patrick appear, and reenact what they did earlier. This is not done in a frustrating, random way. Instead, it's done in a very clever way. How? Squidward wrote their noises into the Symphony, so that means, they show up, and make all the noises they made while Squidward was writing. The Symphony adds on to previously funny jokes, and corresponds it with the music itself allowing for a funnier, fresh take on previously done gags. This climax is done very well, and the writers did a great job not only composing Squid's symphony, but also making it funny at the same time, but not to the point where it's super annoying. In the end, everyone surprisingly loves it, and cheers on Squidward's name, exactly what Squidward wanted. It's a grand, satisfying ending, to an awesome episode.
 
2. Krusty Krushers*
Original Airdate: 11-28-2008
Plot: Mr. Krabs puts SpongeBob & Patrick into a wrestling match to win the big cash prize
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, Giant Wrestlers, SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: Ironically enough, despite breaking his butt in Suction Cup Symphony, the strongest bone in Patrick's body is his Gluteus Maximus.
 
Oh boy, what a funny episode! The story itself is a nice change of scenery, with this newly introduced Wrestling Center. The plot is simple, and allows for a lot of hilarious jokes to occur as a result. I really love SpongeBob & Patrick in this episode. They're both really funny characters, what with them being so naive to their actual danger. The Giant Wrestlers are very memorable characters, and I really find them amusing and entertaining. The episode is just constantly pouring out new jokes. Just the way the Giant Wrestlers fight is funny itself. Even better, the fact that SpongeBob & Patrick successfully manage to defeat these wrestlers, thanks to the hilarious Iron Buns makes the episode even more hilarious. This episode just cranks out nonstop comedy. Even better, Krabs gets his comeuppance at the end of the episode, for putting SpongeBob and Patrick into a dangerous situation, when SpongeBob & Patrick chose to attend Wrestle Camp, rather than choosing the cash prize is hilarious. By far one of the greatest episodes in this Season!
 
Before we go to our Number 1 pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
Ditchin'
Highlight: The exciting climax with SpongeBob in the swamp
Worst Part: Patrick's disregard for SpongeBob
 
Grandpappy the Pirate
Highlight: The attempts SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs make to fool Grandpappy into thinking Krabs is a pirate.
Worst Part: Krabs breaking down
 
Overbooked
Highlight: The execution of the plot
Worst Part: Krabs and Patrick treating SpongeBob like a jerk
 
No Hat for Pat
Highlight: Patrick's character
Worst Part: Squidward's suffering
 
Single Cell Anniversary
Highlight: The Song
Worst Part: SpongeBob teaching Plankton how to say love
 
And, the Number 1 best episode of SpongeBob's Sixth Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Sand Castles in the Sand
Original Airdate: 3-16-2009
Plot: SpongeBob & Patrick have a war after a fight breaks out between the two regarding their Sand Castles they built at Goo Lagoon
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: The Sand General SpongBob designs is modeled after a human, strangely enough, instead of a fish.
 
By far, the most creative episode in this entire series. The writers go full out creative when it comes to this episode. From small little details that form into memorable gags, like the sand General, or the sand Gargoyles, to the big details that are important to the episode's plot like the sand robot, or the sand pilot. The writers did a marvelous job creating this episode, as it's full of great jokes and visual humor. The conflict itself is set up naturally, with the fight breaking out between SpongeBob and Patrick in a manner that's similar to sibling rivalries. This works out perfectly, as it is the type of childish behavior you'd expect with SpongeBob and Patrick's personality. The episode itself is exciting, full of great action packed sequences, and a lot of great jokes to blend in with the story. The story itself is kind of like an Ed Edd n' Eddy, or a Rugrats episode. It manages to take something familiar from your childhood (In this case, Sandcastles), and manages to make it into something much bigger, and more grand than reality can handle (In this case, all the things sand can do in this episode). The episode's pacing is done very well too. Never do I ever feel like things are dragged out, or too fast to handle, it's done in a perfect pace. Outside of the main theme, there's even some funny jokes during the plot's setup. Patrick kicking sand in someone's mouth by accident, the joke about Frisbee being a copyrighted name, the destruction of the lifeguard's stand, a lot of these jokes are really funny, and help set up SpongeBob and Patrick's sand castle building. Patrick isn't a gigantic jerk in this episode either. He's a jerk in a way that you can understand. It's like a sibling rivalry as mentioned before. SpongeBob destroys Patrick's castle to help him build a better castle, but Patrick takes it personally, and destroys SpongeBob's following castle. The 2 then start competing each other to create a bigger, and better castle. The castles are very creative and well designed. The 2 start to battle, and really the rest of the episode is just the two battling. I really like watching the battles. They're well done, creative, and entertaining. Eventually, after the 2 are injured severely, SpongeBob & Patrick decide to make a truce after all the chaos they've caused. But, they get the consequence they deserve for wrecking the beach with their antics, and the two start another rivalry to see how fast they can clean up the beach. It's a perfect episode, and does a great job being creative, funny, and relatable in a way. It's definitely the best episode of SpongeBob's Sixth Season.
 
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So there you have it. My picks for the Top 10 Best Season 6 SpongeBob Episodes. While SpongeBob's Sixth Season is highly regarded as the worst Season in the show's history, I personally believe the show's Seventh Season is the worst one in the show's history. And that's just what we'll be covering, next time, on my picks for the Top 10 Worst Season 7 SpongeBob Episodes.

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Well, it's only been about two days or so since I last posted a list, but I thought "Hey, why not?"

 

It's time to present what I consider to be my greatest list. A list I go in-depth, and in detail about my absolute least favorite episodes from the worst Season in this series currently consisting of 11 Seasons (With a twelfth Season currently in production). That's right, it's time for you guys to hear my thoughts on the Top 10 Worst Episodes of SpongeBob's Seventh Season. Oh yeah, and the best ones, too. But that's not what you came here for, I bet.

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It's time...yes, the time has come...to discuss none other than...the worst episodes...in my personal least favorite season of...SpongeBob...SquarePants...
 
Why exactly do I hate this show's Seventh Season so much? Well, there are A LOT more horrendous episodes than pretty much any other season. Granted, this season has 50 episodes, but the thing is, there are about 19 episodes in this Season I don't like. That's 38% of this Season! Season 6 has a total of 41 episodes. There are about 13 episodes in that Season that I don't like. That's about 31% of this Season. This is, ladies and gentlemen, probably the only list where I hate Every Single EpisodeGenerally, while I dislike the ones higher on the list around Numbers 10-8, I don't necessarily hate them. But this list...oh...this list. For anyone who wants to bash on SpongeBob, this is the ideal dream list. There are episodes on this list you'll expect, then there will be some surprises that may shock you. Remember, this list is based off not only my opinion, but also how I deem the quality of the episode to be. Are ya ready kids?
 
10. Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy
Original Airdate: 7-19-2009
Plot: Plankton steals Sandy's fur, and disguises himself as Sandy, in order to have SpongeBob reveal how to make a Krabby Patty. Meanwhile, Sandy faces ridicule for her lack of fur by the townsfolk.
Main Characters: Plankton, Sandy, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Originally, Sandy was intended to lose her bra, according to the original storyboards to this episode that were leaked online.
 
Oh brother, look what I have to start with? And it only goes downhill from here folks, let me tell you. It's like the writers had some sort of interesting idea, but couldn't fit it into an 11 minute episode, so they had to go with shoving in tons, and I mean tons of filler. Even then, if the writers had some sort of idea with what they wanted to do with this episode...I can't find anything good about the plot. No, seriously, I actually can't find anything that's good about this plot. The main concept is a "Plankton disguises himself" trope, which has already been done in the Season 2 classic, Imitation Krabs, which was Number 5 on my Top 10 Best Season 2 SpongeBob Episodes list. So, not only do we have a concept that's already been done, but the way it is done is so awkward, and confusing. This is the only episode we've ever witnessed Sandy take off her fur, like it's clothing. No other episode do we ever see her take her fur off. Oh, so she can take her fur off, yet she keeps her clothes on? This is a kids show, I get that's unnecessary, but there have been countless of times SpongeBob took a shower without clothes, heck we see Squidward do it a couple times as well! It's confusing how the writers set up this situation. So Sandy can shower with her clothes, but not her fur? This is literally the only episode she takes off her fur too. In Survival of the Idiots, her fur is part of her body, not some piece of clothing. Or maybe her fur never grew back after that, and she resorts to this fake fur that can't get wet. That's the ONLY explanation, yet that's highly unlikely the writers thought of that. Goodness, I didn't even thought about until writing this review, that's how absurd the idea is! Not as absurd as how they handled this, though! The main plot is Plankton in Sandy's fur, which appears to resemble a corpse. Okay...
 
This part of the episode is so boring. It is beyond the stretched out chalkboard scenes in Boating Buddies, oh no, that's like watching Nascar compared to this. Everything has to be slow, and drawn out, and dragged on. Why? Because the writers obviously couldn't think of anything they could add to the plot! So not only is it a concept that's already been done, no new twist is added to the plot. The only new twist is that Plankton isn't in a robot. And, wow. Just...wow. The robot from Imitation Krabs at least bared similarities to Krabs himself. This just looks like someone skinned Sandy, and hung it on their wall in their den! Oh, but this is where it gets confusing. So, apparently, Sandy's clothing is on both her fur, and her skin. Uh...why? If you wear it under your fur, then why is there even clothing on your fur! I guess that's to save embarrassment, but who knows!? Sandy doesn't say why! Also, why would the clothing even be necessary outside her treedome? She wears an astronaut suit outside her dome! So people don't even notice the clothing! I don't know, I don't know, but for some reason, everyone in Bikini Bottom makes fun of Sandy, or harasses her for being nude. Uh...she still has her clothes on. Plus, it's not like she's the only one who walks around in a Bikini! A lot of the fish in Bikini Bottom walk around in a bikini! Heck, a fish who is wearing a Bikini makes fun of Sandy! So, her fur is gone, so now she's naked? This episode raises far too many questions to even make sense, and the parts that do make sense aren't even entertaining! The filler between SpongeBob & Plankton is so dull, I'd get more excitement out of watching Patrick ride the carnival ride from Sleepy Time! This is definitely one of the worst episodes in this Season, and one of the worst of the series! Oh yeah, I went there, this is just awful! It's a great big blend of being confusing, annoying, boring, and being an all around waste of time. I highly recommend skipping this one.
 
9. Summer Job
Original Airdate: 3-23-2010
Plot: After crashing her car into the Krusty Krab, Mrs. Puff has to work at the Krusty Krab, in order to pay for the damage she caused. She's also taught the ropes of working at the Krusty Krab by her worst nightmare...SpongeBob!
Original Airdate: Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob SquarePants, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the first time in nearly 7 years that an episode hints Puff and Krabs like each other.
 
While Number 10 is generally well known as being an awful episode, this episode generally remains as a hidden one. And it should stay that way. Summer Job just isn't entertaining. It's unlikable, irritating, unfunny, and extremely forgettable. It took a little bit for Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy to start being unlikable and irritating, how long does it take this episode to do so? Oh, less than a minute in. The moment SpongeBob opens his mouth, all chaos breaks loose, and man, he is SUPER annoying in this scene! His voice seems to stretch out, and gets louder, and louder, and drags on every single second of it. His irritating voice, oh! I hate this scene. After that pathetic excuse for a "joke", Puff ditches SpongeBob (As anyone would after hearing that maniac go off), and what happens next? She crashes into the Krusty Krab. And wow, is Krabs...not angry in the slightest. Whoever directed this episode has two different extremes. SpongeBob was showing far too much emotion, where it appeared obviously forced, and completely unnatural, while Krabs shows no emotion at all. This is the guy who sold SpongeBob for 62 cents, this is the guy who wouldn't even buy his daughter a pizza for her Slumber Party, this is a guy who spends days trying to get a penny, yet he shows not a single bit of emotion, when it comes to the damage Puff has given the Krusty Krab. Just...
 
I'm at a loss for words. There's no way to describe how much the writers failed at developing this scene. So, Puff goes under SpongeBob's wing. What could've been an actually entertaining plot, if executed right, ended up bombing as a piece of unfunny and lame scenes. The only scene I liked was when SpongeBob dressed as a Duke when training Puff. Sure, the joke was as predictable as the results of SpongeBob's Driving Test, but it was the set-up was amusing. The rest of the episode is just a bunch of unmemorable dialogue, that somehow manage to fill in a handful of minutes, until we get to, oh boy, the climax! Which involves Puff delivering food to a customer. BUT ON A BARREL! Yeah, this is apparently a metaphor for Puff instructing SpongeBob when driving, but it took me a long time to comprehend that, since my brain couldn't develop that concept until PieGuyRulz pointed it out in his EEoSS7R (That's a complicated acronym!). This scene...it isn't funny. It's not even entertaining. It's just a part that stands out, since more things happen in it, than everything else in this episode. The ending involves Puff quitting her job, and littering. Of course, the cops pull her aside, because every cop has it in for a litterbug in Bikini Bottom.
 
SpongeBob Meets the Strangler
Driven to Tears
Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful
 
Trust me, the crime may be up in this city, but you won't see any litter! Of course, Puff is arrested, and guess who is there to reteach her about driving a boat? SpongeBob! Turns out, that's what he wanted to let her know earlier. Now, I will admit, this was a clever ending, and I will give props to the writers for connecting the beginning to the end, so the events that occur aren't just pointless. Still, that doesn't excuse the lack of funny jokes, annoying scenes, forgettable scenes, and characters with either too much in their personality, or too little. Showcasing this episode would've been a better punishment to the prisoners, rather than reteaching them how to drive a boat.
 
8. One Coarse Meal
Original Airdate: 3-25-2010
Plot: Mr. Krabs scares Plankton by dressing up as Pearl, putting Plankton into a depression.
Main Characters: Plankton, Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Karen
Fun Fact: This is generally considered to be the worst episode in the series by many.
 
Alright, let's get a crack at this. Yes, this is Number 8, and no, it's nowhere close to being the worst episode in this season. The hate for this episode is phenomenal. Not in a good way, I mean the fact that it's so universally hated among cartoon fans! This episode is usually considered to be the worst episode of the series, but I don't think it's anywhere close to being it. Wait, it's ahead of Somebody's In the Kitchen With Sandy, which I said was one of the worst episodes in the series. So how come this is ahead? Because while it's quality is lower than that of SItKWS, I don't hate it as much as SItKWS. There's nothing new I can add onto why I dislike this episode. It's been said and done in just about every Top 10 Worst SpongeBob Episodes list, and even then, the elements of the episode that aren't overused to death (KRABS DROVE PLANKTON TO TRYING TO KILL HIMSELF! SPONGEBOB STABS PLANKTON IN THE BACK AT THE END! KRABS IS SUCH A JERK, HE'S ONE OF THE WORST CARTOON CHARACTERS OF-yeah, you know what I mean.), have already been covered much more in depth in PieGuyRulz's review of this episode. I dislike this episode for pretty much the same reasons as other people do, but I still find episode much worse than this, because this episode has become so overhated, I've grown numb to this episode. Still, it's a really bad episode, but I don't hate it as much as other episodes on this list. I certainly dislike it, but it's not Top 5 material. You want to know why this episode is bad? Just look at everyone else's typical reasons why, and you'll get the gist of it. Not wasting my time talking about something that can't even have new things exposed, when it's faults have been sucked dry by other haters of this episode.
 
7. Rodeo Daze
Original Airdate: 2-2-2010
Plot: SpongeBob tries everything in his power to stop Sandy from going to a Rodeo in Texas.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Sandy
Plot: This is the only episode in which all of Bikini Bottom's residents go out of water.
 
*Sigh* On first glance, this episode is just about as confusing as Someone's In the Kitchen with Sandy. But then, it starts to make sense, and *Sigh* yeah, this episode is horrendous. I hate this episode, I just can't believe how much the writers butchered this episode. Just, how is this possible. I said before in the past that Waiting is the most pointless episode in the series, but this...the writers don't even go anywhere with this! Waiting at least had some sort of build-up, it had an ending too. Granted, the build-up was awful, and the ending was just as bad, but at least it had an original plot. The plot was actually quite original. This episode, it's impossible to describe my pure hatred for this episode. I'll try to break it down.
 
1. Characters
 
Yeah, there's a common argument about this episode. "Why do the Bikini Bottomites not care about Sandy? Why're they so against helping SpongeBob?" Well, because they have common sense! If I had some friend of mine going on a trip to somewhere, and another friend of mine wanted me to help me stop said friend, I wouldn't go. I'm not dropping everything just so I can stop someone from going somewhere. They aren't going to help SpongeBob, because there's no need to. Sandy has proven herself capable of handling situations plenty of times before. Unlike SpongeBob, Sandy, & The Worm, where she's unfamiliar with what she's tackling, she's obviously well experienced with Rodeos! She's the strongest person in Bikini Bottom, she doesn't need help. And SpongeBob is expecting too much of his friends to help him out, resorting to...kidnapping them. Yeah, that's definitely something SpongeBob would do. It's his way, or the high-you know, there's not even any other way. These characters are now stuck going on a journey they don't want to be a part of. They have the right to say no! Sandy isn't even in danger, yet SpongeBob's innocence comprehends the idea she is going into a dangerous territory, despite the fact that she's obviously been to Rodeos before.
 
2. Cheap Animation
 
Alright, so we're all familiar with the classic running gag that involves the SpongeBob characters resembling their real life species whenever they exit the water (Outside of the movies). Pressure is the classic example of this. Rather than animate the characters going onto land, the writers of the episode decided to make the hilarious decision to present the characters as cheap (And I mean CHEAP) puppets, on an obviously fake set. This was hilarious, because it was not only the first time we saw the characters out of water (Aside from Sandy's Rocket), and the direction of the scenes were meant to indicate that it was intentionally cheap. There's been a few gags since then, most notably in Roller Cowards, but the animation in this...oh goodness. Because of how the story in this episode is much more complex than the story in Pressure (Which seemed to be an episode relying more on jokes, than having a serious conflict), the scenes above the surface are supposed to be much more serious, intended as the big ending when the gang finally meets Sandy at the Rodeo. Because of how the story progresses, puppets can't be used to finish the story, it just wouldn't work. It's not like it's a more laid-back, silly plot like in Pressure, it's intended to be a more dramatically played out sequences. Sticking to the continuity of having the characters resemble their real species out of water (Yet, we never got a definite on whether SpongeBob does or does not have bones. We've seen examples of both), the staff resorted to really, and I mean, really cheap animation. They definitely have the budget to produce great animation, heck, the scene where the Bikini Bottomites are looking down at Texas through the bubble is very impressive. But, the animation quality is bad, and I mean REALLY bad. The characters do not fit in with their environment, to the point where the puppets in Pressure would be more realistic then the animation they use. When the animation is done in a supposedly serious scene, this goofy animation not only distracts us from it, it taints the scene. The comedy played off this animation is poorly done, too. There's not even jokes about the animation's quality, which makes matters even worse. The weird cows during the song, "Rodeo" were funny, because it's supposed to be a silly song. The bad animation fits in with the Rodeo song because it's not intended to be serious, whereas the scene the bad animation is in during the ending is supposed to be serious.
 
3. A plot that goes nowhere
 
It's a given that the conflict is pointless, as proven within the Characters problem. But, the plot just fades away as quickly as it shows up. There is no really conflict, SpongeBob is the one creating all of it. It's not like it's unintentional either, like how he annoys Squidward in Bubblestand, in this episode, he's the one who is spreading around the conflict. He started it all by being paranoid about Sandy going to a Rodeo, and because he doesn't get anyone to help him (I can't blame them), he kidnaps them, and takes them to Texas himself. He's creating unnecessary problems, that don't need to exist. Once they crash into the rodeo, and entirely new piece of conflict starts, about a minute before the episode ends, when a bullfrog grabs SpongeBob. I guess you can say this is his comeuppance, but even then it seems like a forced way to include a climax. It's only a few seconds long, when Sandy saves the Sponge, in horribly animated fashion. SpongeBob is like "Well, I guess you were right Sandy.", and it just ends there! Why!? This ending, and frog climax is more forced than the cows in Rodeo!
 
This episode is chock full of problems. While it may have a good song, the rest of this episode remains a very flawed episode, and even if you don't care about these flaws, it's boring! There's no funny jokes, or anything! Aside from the song, this episode is as forgettable as a piece of gum you stepped on in a Subway station. This definitely one of the worst episodes of this show's Seventh Season. One I truly despise.
 
6. Stuck in the Wringer
Original Airdate: 7-19-2009
Plot: When SpongeBob gets stuck in his wringer, Patrick accidentally puts glue in it, and SpongeBob is now forced to live his life stuck within his wringer.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: Interestingly enough, SpongeBob and Patrick don't visit Glove World in this episode. Instead, the amusement park they visit is a regular carnival that's apparently always in town.
 
Ah, Stuck in the Wringer. How you've angered so many people, with your so called "lesson", your "Confusing, unlikable characters", and cruel acts to our beloved main character, SpongeBob. How you've angered so many people, yet, this is one of the most forgettable episodes in the Season. I'm going to admit, I'm always forgetting about Stuck in the Wringer. Why? Because there are episodes far worse than this one, in this Season, and this is one I usually don't think about when I think of really bad episodes. Does that mean it's good? Not in the slightest. But, considering how much worse other episodes in this Season are, and how memorable other episodes are above this, for different reasons than this one, this is an episode I tend to forget about, unless I'm looking at the list of Season 7 episodes. This episode has a sloppy plot. We're supposed to sympathize SpongeBob, yet the episode turns the tables, and tells us we're supposed to sympathize Patrick? Why? Uh, Patrick is the one who got SpongeBob in this situation, and possibly ruined his life. He's the one who made the foolish move to glue SpongeBob in the wringer. It's not like it was by accident either, he straight up puts glue in the wringer. Yeah, he tries to make it better, and while it isn't his intentions are to make things better for SpongeBob, SpongeBob is still justified to blow his stack at Patrick during the climax. This entire thing was Patrick's fault, even if he meant no harm. If I were SpongeBob, I'd do the same thing. I'd flip out at Patrick, because it's justified for me to do so! Yeah, he's trying to make things better, but SpongeBob is allowed to be mad at him for it. Then, other people start yelling at SpongeBob, because...
 
"You know, kid, your body isn't the problem. It's your heart. You deserve what you've gotten."
 
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How does that make sense!? It doesn't. You know why? Because this man has no idea what's going on. He didn't witness the events leading up to this, he only knows what the 2 were yelling about. This guy is butting into a conversation he doesn't belong in, informing SpongeBob something entirely false. Rather than shrugging it off, it puts SpongeBob into a depression.
 
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Okay, so a lot of people hate the dialogue from this random fish at the Carnival. Analyzing it, I realize it's not as bad as people make it. I realize why the fish would say this, because he's only using the piece of information he knows. He doesn't know the pain and struggling SpongeBob's been through. What really makes this dialogue awful, is the impact it has on the episode. SpongeBob takes this guy seriously, as if he's been there, with the Sponge all day long, causing Sponge to go into a deep depression. WHY!? This doesn't make any sense why SpongeBob would take this guy seriously! If I was SpongeBob, I'd ignore it, maybe go to the hospital to get surgery so this thing can come off. But instead of doing anything with himself, SpongeBob just gives up on life, and spends the rest of his days as a hermit in his house. Actually, strike that. A hermit would be more interesting. Patrick realizes he needs to help SpongeBob (The best part of the episode, mind you), and starts crying, melting the glue away slightly. SpongeBob sees hope, and starts crying with Patrick, causing him to slide out of the wringer, easily. Makes sense, since he uses the wringer to get himself dry. Everyone hates the "Crying really does solve your problems" line. Personally, I think people are overreacting when it comes to disliking it so much. It's obviously a joke, and isn't meant to be taken seriously. Mind you, one of the very few jokes in this episode that are funny. Yeah, along with it's massive amount of flaws, it's not funny either. Forgettable, unfunny, does plenty of things wrong, don't watch it.
 
5. A Pal for Gary
Original Airdate: 1-1-2010
Plot: SpongeBob buys a pet to keep Gary company while he leaves Gary alone. But, the pet is secretly a beast, and tries his best to kill Gary, much to SpongeBob's oblivion of the matter at hand.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Gary, Puffy Fluffy
Fun Fact: This was the first episode to air in this decade.
 
Oh boy. Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the episode that usually makes #1 on Top 10 Worst SpongeBob Episodes lists, if One Coarse Meal doesn't reach Number 1. And yeah, I can agree this is a terrible one. Even when I first saw it as a kid, I was confused. I wondered why SpongeBob completely ignored Puffy, when he could obviously see Puffy was attacking Gary, and focused on scolding Gary. This was at the time when I thought Squid abuse was funny, so my standards were pretty low, and this episode even managed to get under my skin. I don't know who thought this was funny, considering the fact that I've never met someone (In person, or online) who thought this episode was actually funny. I mean that. The only people I've seen who likes this episode are usually people who like every other episode of the series (Oh trust me, they exist!). This is universally panned among both Cartoon Fans, and SpongeBob Fans as one of the worst episodes this series has to offer, and, they're not wrong. This is truly one of the worst episodes I have ever witnessed. The beginning is nice, I liked seeing SpongeBob's caring side, concerned about Gary being alone, and we see Gary is perfectly fine, if not better without the sponge. Well, he goes and buys a creature, whom he names Puffy Fluffy that'll be Gary's companion. The lady who sells the creatures warns the Sponge that the creatures go crazy around felines. But, rather than listen to her information, he completely blocks her out, and focuses on the pet he's getting, being cute. Here's the first problem with this episode. Rather than actually make SpongeBob a well rounded, realistic character, and listen to the sketchy lady's advice, he completely ignores her. No, I'm serious. He doesn't hear a word she says. Why? I don't know! This is to set up SpongeBob being oblivious to the fact that Puffy is harassing Gary, yet it's done in all the wrong ways. For starters, it's not funny. Nothing is funny about this scene. Second, this comes off as completely unrealistic, and severely forced. Third, SpongeBob is out of character when doing this (This won't be the last time we see him do so). SpongeBob is the type of guy who actually absorbs (*Ba-dum-tst*) information, rather than tune it out. Look at Procrastination, or even later on, The Hot Shot! SpongeBob pays full attention in class, even when he's the only one doing so! So this choice in behavior doesn't even fit him! A better solution would be to have SpongeBob listen to the lady, be a little weirded out, saying "Okay...", backing up slowly, and running away after paying her, and collecting the pet, followed by a view of her stand for a few seconds, until we hear the police yell "THERE SHE IS!", followed by her yelling "Oh no! Not again!", thus causing her to run off camera, with the police officers chasing her. That'd be funny! Better than this! And it'd even get the message across that these creatures are dangerous, even more so than she already explained. SpongeBob introduces Puffy to Gary, which is then followed by a series of events in which SpongeBob is oblivious to Gary being attacked by Puffy, thinking Gary is doing harm to Puffy instead. This wouldn't be so bad...if the REST OF THE EPISODE WASN'T LIKE THIS! Seriously! It's expected for a story to go this route during the buildup to the climax, but seriously? SpongeBob keeps blaming Gary, even after witnessing Puffy (Who has transformed into a deranged, hideous monster...
 
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...No, not that hideous monster) about to kill Gary! It is common sense for this point in the story line to be the part where SpongeBob comes to his senses, and tries to save Gary, and realizes he is wrong. But instead, this doesn't happen. This is generally the most hated scene in the episode, mostly for SpongeBob acting like a jerk. And while that is a big problem, the bigger problem is how the people who worked on this episode thought this made sense. What is this? Humor? Is it supposed to be satire on how predictable these types of episodes are laid out, so they have SpongeBob stick to his guns? I honestly don't know, because everyone, even a kid like me who laughed at Squid Wood sees that this scene is fundamentally broken. It is, this entire scene is one giant flaw. My only guess is that "Ha-ha! SpongeBob still thinks Gary's the trouble maker! Isn't that funny?". No. It's not funny, because that's not how the story is supposed to work. This isn't the time for comedy, this is the big climax. Like Rodeo Daze, which throws in humor at the inappropriate time, at the ending, it utterly fails. This episode would just be a forgettable, meh episode, but no. There are obvious flaws with this episode's writing that is visible with the naked eye. You can't break down the flaws like I've done in past Top 10s, the flaws are right in front of you in this episode.
 
4. Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful
Original Airdate: 1-1-2010
Plot: Squidward has to clean up all the trash in Bikini Bottom within a day to a win a bet he made with Squilliam.
Main Characters: Squidward, Police Officer, SpongeBob, Squilliam
Fun Fact: This is the last episode where Squilliam has a major role.
 
Oh joy, what a lovely episode to kick off the decade. This episode, often overshadowed by it's partner episode, A Pal for Gary, has remained for years as one of my all-time least favorite episodes of this show's Seventh Season. And guess what? I still hate it. In fact, I find it worse than A Pal for Gary, an episode with flaws so large, it could fill up the Grand Canyon. This episode is by far much more frustrating, and is one of the most frustrating episodes in the entire series. But no...*Groan*...somehow there are episodes even more frustrating than this one, one of them fueled by absolute hate. When looking at the premise, you think "Oh, this doesn't seem so bad. It's a Squidward v. Squilliam episode, those always end up being good." *Heh-heh* WRONG!
 
The whole Squidward v. Squilliam part isn't the problem. This episode is super mean-spirited even by SpongeBob standards. As someone who has dismissed Choir Boys from being one of the worst episodes of the series, since I didn't find it to be to be that mean spirited definitely tells you something about KBBB. The plot itself is an average plot. It's nothing that good, and isn't even too original. It doesn't bring anything new to the table, like House Fancy, and Squilliam Returns did. Instead, we get generic conflict, aided by the worst example of humor I have ever seen in this series. Seriously, this episode's one-off characters have to be the worst one-off characters I've ever seen in this series! The running gag involving the cop just isn't funny. It's just filler. The key part to having a good running gag, is by making the gag funny. Take FOP for instance. The running gag involving Cosmo's empty head was funny! It was clever, and even helped the plot a bit. The running gag involving Cosmo saying "Right..." sarcastically isn't funny. Therefore, it's just annoying. Every time Squidward litters (Even when he's not even responsible for it), the cop shows up, writes up a ticket, slaps it onto Squidward's nose, and leaves. This happens multiple times in the episode, and let me tell you, not a single time is this funny. It's just annoying, but the real frustrating part is when SpongeBob litters, and Squidward is blamed for it. Sounds worse written then the way they actually executed it, though.
 
So, aside from annoying cop who takes up a lot of time as a pathetic excuse for a running gag, we meet a lady who beats Squidward to a pulp. Why? Because he stole her kid's wagon. I get Squidward getting his comeuppance. He deserves it for taking the kid's wagon, but this...this is just too brutal of a punishment. It's like copying off someone's answers on a test, followed by being beat up by your teacher. If anything, we're supposed to enjoy seeing Squidward get his comeuppance, not sympathize for him. During all this, SpongeBob does nothing. No, I'm serious, he does absolutely nothing.
 
In this episode, he has the exact same problem that Krabs has in Summer Job, he shows no real emotion. Yeah, he wants to help Squidward with collecting the trash, but he never shows an ounce of emotion outside of being happy. Sure, he is supposed to be happy, that's his character trait, but even when Squidward is getting beat into a pulp, he just says "Hi lady.", and watches. He isn't concerned, nor worried about Squidward in this scene. He just watches as if he has no real soul, like a robot.
 
There so many flaws with the characters in this episode, and that plays in part with the humor. This is one of those episodes that has a simple plot, and relies heavily on humor to get it going. Unfortunately, the humor in this episode is awful. There's a few little gag here and there every once in a while I found funny, like SpongeBob studying the full life cycle of a Krabby Patty, and the confused citizens mistaking Squidward for the garbage man. These are funny. They have a set up, and a pay off. They're out of the ordinary and entertaining. But, a lot of the humor relies on the characters. The cop, as mentioned before is as annoying as Nickelodeon's advertising campaign. The lady who beats up Squidward  isn't likable in the slightest. SpongeBob is so dull. When there's finally some potential for him to be funny, when he absorbs all the garbage, nothing funny happens. Seriously, he just walks alongside Squidward, and does nothing, until he talks, trash spews out of his mouth, and Squidward is given a ticket for it. That's one of the most frustrating parts of the episode! This episode has one frustrating part after another, it's one of the most unlikable episodes I've ever witnessed. The ending does have a clever twist that makes Squidward win, but it's killed off by the return of the complete-opposite-of-funny-cop. If you're in the mood to get angry, I recommend this episode.
 
3. Yours, Mine, and Mine
Original Airdate: 9-11-2010
Plot: Patrick and SpongeBob fight over a kiddie meal toy at the Krusty Krab
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact:This is the second time the Krusty Krab includes a toy in their kiddie meal (The first time was in Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob)
 
There's been plenty of episodes out there where the episode seems to reset itself, and go back to normal. Sponge Out of Water is a prime example of this, with all the characters getting back into their groove at the end of the movie, after the grand adventure. But it's a lot more rare when the conflict in the episode resets itself. Whenever this happened, it was usually done in a humorous way, like when Patrick dissed Texas at the end of Texas, provoking Sandy to ask Patrick "What did you just say?". These were generally subplots, though, not the main plot that the entire episode focused around. Unfortunately, the main conflict in this episode is reset at the end, and boy, does it bomb. Rather than being a funny little joke that'll make you chuckle, it's a stinker that'll make you groan and go "Here we go again.". It's like watching divorced parents meet up with each other a few hours after a big fight. It's tough to watch. In this episode, Patrick is ignorant to no end. Promising he'll share the toy with SpongeBob, he does the complete opposite, hogging it to himself. Patrick's selfish attitude makes him an extremely unlikable character in this episode. And the episode goes nowhere with it. You think Patrick would learn his lesson about sharing, but he doesn't. He takes money out of SpongeBob's wallet, and use the infamous words, "Have you learned nothing about sharing?". While Stuck in the Wringer at least managed to make the final joke in the episode silly, this isn't silly, it's just annoying. When you think Patrick's finally done being a jerk, he starts the drama back up! It has the opposite effect writers wanted it to have. Instead of a one-liner that hints the conflict isn't over, we get a one-liner that outright states Patrick didn't learn his lesson at all. The episode itself isn't even entertaining. It's just SpongeBob & Patrick fighting over a toy. It's not funny, it's just annoying. It's like when Phil and Lil fight over something on Rugrats. While that's usually about 10 seconds long or so, this drags on for minutes, it's the main plot of the episode! You want SpongeBob to win, he's the obvious protagonist, but he doesn't win, and Patrick doesn't learn his lesson, so the episode is just pointless. Not even the scene with Sandy was funny, it was just filler. The episode is pretty much just filler. How could this episode be good? Maybe keep the opening scenes intact, then have Patrick hide from SpongeBob when SpongeBob comes to get the toy. Patrick breaks it, and realizes he has to get it fixed before he can give it to SpongeBob. So, he spends the rest of the episode going to ridiculous lengths trying to fix it, going to all different places, and people, with some silly hijinks ensuing. He gets it fixed, gives it to SpongeBob, and SpongeBob asks Patrick if they can play with it together. Patrick says "Okay.", and the episode wraps up on a heartfelt note. Or, have the episode work out the way it does, but instead of the Sandy scene, have the 2 rip it in half. They realize they've broken the toy, and see it as a metaphor for them breaking their friendship. The two realize they have to stop fighting over the toy, at the cost of their friendship. They head to the Krusty Krab, and Krabs reveals he's made a bunch of other Krabby toys after the success of the first one, and rewards the two with a free toy, for $2.99. They both then share the toy, by using it to play with their MM&BB action figures. Those would've been much better episodes with an actual ending, rather than this one, where it's never-ending conflict is just put to a temporary halt.
 
2. The Play's the Thing
Original Airdate: 3-26-2010
Plot: Squidward holds a play in the Krusty Krab, but chaos ensues.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the third, and last episode in which a live show takes place at the Krusty Krab (The previous two being Culture Shock and Squirrel Jokes).
 
There's no way around it, this is one of my least favorite SpongeBob episodes of all time. I loathe this episode, I despise it, I hate it, it's so frustrating, and annoying! I mentioned in my Top 10 Best Season 1 SpongeBob Episodes list that I like the whole stage-show at a Krusty Krab. Culture Shock was great, Squirrel Jokes was good, and then we come to the lowest of the low, the scummiest of the scummiest, this episode is full of dummies, dweebs, and doo-doo dunderheads. Actually, I don't want to offend doo-doo dunderheads by comparing them to the people in this episode, because the people in this episode are scumbags! They are obnoxious, selfish jerks. They make Patrick in Yours, Mine, and Mine look like an angel. I hate this episode! The concept sounds interesting, but the execution is just awful! No one cares, not a single person cares about Squidward's play. So, what do they do? They demand food. Okay, okay, that's reasonable. It is a restaurant, but Squidward keeps rambling on like that annoying kid who won't shut up about his vacation slides of Niagara Falls! I'm not going to go off an say this is an episode mean spirited towards Squidward. I'm going to say this is an episode that is mean spirited towards me, the audience! The episode tries so hard to be funny, yet it feels like the writers tried so little when writing this episode. It's unbearably unfunny, dragging on and on. You'd think Squidward would be able to make an interesting play out of his experiences, but no. I'm more entertained by SpongeBob's garbage truck routine than Squidward's rambling. Squidward and the customers are two different bad sides of the episode. While Squidward is very boring, attempting so hard to be entertaining, only creating a forgettable play that I would never want to witness in person, the audience is super cruel, and mean spirited towards both Squidward and SpongeBob. SpongeBob I guess is the "comic relief", but the only relief I get is when his scenes are over. This episode is a mess, a boring, unentertaining mess. But don't worry fans of cruel, unnecessary violence, Patrick shows up out of the blue, and encourages the audience to throw rocks at Squidward and SpongeBob, which is how the episode ends! IT ENDS WITH THAT!? THAT!? This is by far the worst ending to a SpongeBob episode. While Band Geeks may have the best ending, this one is the bottom of the barrel, the worst ending in this show's history. After SpongeBob actually gives some hope to the episode, by delivering an inspiring speech to the audience, what's it traded in for? Slapstick that would make Tom & Jerry cringe. It's a slap in the face to all the characters, and is definitely the most unnecessary episode in the series.
 
Before we move on to my Number 1 pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
1. Sponge-Cano!- Kicking the mean-spirited trope to the max.
 
2. That Sinking Feeling- Not the most clever form of comedy this series had to offer.
 
3. The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom- Oh yeah, this exists.
 
4. You Don't Know Sponge- Super forgettable. Though I gotta love how the title is so close to be inappropriate for a kids cartoon.
 
5. The Main Drain- Worst plot twist ever.
 
Now, what could it be. What could possibly be the worst episode of this show's Seventh Season. I've gone into great detail why I hate every single episode on this list, and now it's time to see what my least favorite episode of this terrible Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Big Sister Sam
Original Airdate: 1-15-2011
Plot: Patrick's sister, Sam, comes to visit Patrick.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Sam, Squidward
Fun Fact: This episode entirely contradicts Patrick's muttering in Something Smells that he didn't have a sister.
 
Oh yes, you heard me. Big Sister Sam. This is it, ladies and gentlemen, we've found it! We've found such an unholy abomination, that would make me want to watch Fairly OddParents Season 10, and Teen Titans Go! Season All of Them. This is it, the worst episode of Season 7, I hate Big Sister Sam to no end. Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful gave us some of the worst one-time characters this series has to offer. But THIS! Oh, give me the cop and lady any day over THIS. This is horrendous! Big Sister Sam is my least favorite character in this series. I hate this character to no extent. She's cruel, violent, annoying, frustrating, and despicable! She makes for a horrendous character in this episode, being the greatest jerk this series has to offer. While the episode does make some attempt to give her a reason as to why she's like this (She and Patrick were separated years ago), she is written in such a way that's so unlikable, I can't excuse this. I can't, there's no excuse she has to be such a big monster. She's such a jerk to everyone in this episode! She destroys Squidward, SpongeBob, AND Patrick's houses in a blind rage. Squidward stands up against her, and she simply knocks Squidward flying. Even SpongeBob sees how bad Sam is, and what does Patrick do? He defends her, as any sibling would. But...oooohhhhh...when Patrick tries to inform Sam about her temper, Sam goes ballistic and almost kills Patrick. Of course he doesn't die, as this is a kid's cartoon, but considering how strong she is, I wouldn't be surprised if she severely damaged Patrick. Finally, Sam shows emotion outside of rage, and slight happiness. Concern. She realizes she's caused harm to Patrick, breaks down, and apologizes to Patrick. Does she apologize to SpongeBob & Squidward? No. She goes off for a manicure. Sam isn't funny, she isn't entertaining, she is the worst character in this series, and truly makes this the worst episode in Season 7!
 
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So there you have it, I went through some of the worst episodes this series has to offer. Thankfully, while Season 7 is definitely the worst Season in this series (At least in my opinion), there are actually some pretty good episodes in this Season, dare I say, great. So join me next time in my list for the Top 10 Best Season 7 SpongeBob Episodes.
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In the previous Top 10, I listed out my picks for the Top 10 Worst episodes from SpongeBob's Seventh Season. Being my most detailed review, what with me having strong opinions on the episodes I covered, of course now it's time for the opposite. When I think of this show's Seventh Season, usually I focus on all the awful, horrendous episodes, while I tend to overlook the very best of this Season. There's plenty of Good Episodes in this Season to watch. It's time I share you my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 7 SpongeBob Episodes. As usual, this list is a mix of my opinion of the episode, how I deem the quality of the episode. Let's get started!
 
10. Shellback Shenanigans
Original Airdate: 9-18-2010
Plot: Plankton sends Gary off to a luxurious Snail Getaway, while taking his place, in order to find out from SpongeBob what the secret formula to the Krabby Patty is.
Main Characters: Plankton, Gary, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Gary's hatred of baths returns in this episode.
 
Yes, this is a rare occasion where a "Plankton disguises himself" episode outside of Season 2 has made it into the Top 10. Why is this episode so good? It's enjoyable. While it's plot certainly isn't the most original plot out there, I give it credit for actually trying to be it's own thing. It's more of a "Swapped places" scenario, rather than just a sole disguise episode. Also, unlike Someone's In the Kitchen with Sandy which is full of unneeded cruelty, unfunny scenes, and really boring filler, this episode actually delivers a solid story line. Plankton's abuse is warranted in this episode, due to the fact that it's preventing him from carrying out his plan. The form of abuse in this episode is done on a more cartoon level, over a cruel, realistic level that SItKwS had. The story itself is laid out well. I really enjoyed seeing Gary come in to stop Plankton at the end of the episode, the way the writers handled that was very entertaining. I feel as if the chemistry between Gary and Plankton is what really makes this episode enjoyable. It'd just be a waste of time, but actual conflict happens in this episode, unlike SItKwS. There are actual stakes in this episode, allowing there to be a proper buildup for the entertaining climax. Also, the scenes with Plankton in the hospital are really funny. I just love those scenes, they definitely give the episode a proper balance between it's story and it's jokes. Very solid, and entertaining episode, I must say.
 
9. Earworm
Original Airdate: 11-27-2010
Plot: SpongeBob becomes obsessed with a song, after hearing it so much, an Earworm goes into his head, and plays it over and over in his head.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Earworm, Squidward
Fun Fact:The name of the band that performs the song "Musical Doodle" is "The Sonars".
 
Ah, Earworm. How could I not put this on the list? Such a creative way to explain how songs get stuck in your head, long before Inside Out tried to explain that in their own way. Earworm has always remained a likable episode in my eyes, with a creative plot, some funny jokes, and such a catchy song. The writers did a great job making a memorable song that is believable enough to be the type of song that'd get stuck in your head. The Musical Doodle itself is among one of the many highlights in this episode. The plot itself is an uncommon one too. I believe this is the first time I've ever seen a cartoon dedicate an episode to being about a catchy song getting stuck in someone's head. Definitely a very original plotline. So, not only do we have a cool concept for an episode, but there's also a great execution to this episode as well. The writers handled SpongeBob's growing insanity very well. They made it slow, and realistic, his madness growing larger over time. It's very entertaining to see him insane. The bizarre way SpongeBob wrecks the kitchen, him crawling on the ceiling in his living room, it's a sight to see. The interrogation part is really enjoyable, I really like seeing all the characters get together, team up, and try to help SpongeBob (A trait all too similar to a later episode...). And the creative way the writers ended this episode, oh, this episode is great! It has a creative concept, excellent execution, and like the Musical Doodle, it'll stick with you for years.
 
8. Love That Squid
Original Airdate: 2-12-2011
Plot: Squidward falls in love with a Squid named Squilvia. After asking her out on a date, SpongeBob helps him prepare for it.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Squilvia
Fun Fact: This is the only appearance of Squilvia.
 
How come Squilvia has never returned? With tons of different characters making comebacks either in forms of cameos, or as more commonly appearing characters in recent years, how come Squilvia has never received this treatment? She's an awesome character, and really helps form this episode into being a delightful episode. The plot itself seems like a standard plot typical for any cartoon, the best friend (Hah) helps our protagonist out by preparing him for his big date. This episode is pretty much split into 3 different parts. The first part did a perfect job setting up the episode. Squidward's shy nature from Squilvia, and how SpongeBob handles the situation, it's kind of reminiscent of Krusty Love if you ask me, only in this case the comedy is more mellowed out, and seems to go by quite naturally, with a few cartoony aspects thrown into it. The set-up did a great job setting up the conflict, and it did a good job introducing us to Squilvia. Also, I really like the gag with Squidward remembering the last time he's had a date, that was pretty funny, but kind of cute at the same time. The 2nd part of the episode is where things really get going. The 2nd part is where most of this episode's comedy comes from. SpongeBob and Squidward have great chemistry in this episode. They work well off each other, with one being the more out-of-the-ordinary character, and the other being the one trying to keep things under control. It's like this with both characters, actually. Squidward was out of control in the first part, while SpongeBob tried to keep him under control, while the 2nd part flips this. The practice date is easily the highlight to the episode. I found it to be really funny. There's a lot of great jokes that come off of this sequence, particularly the driving scene, one of the funniest parts of the episode. Even throwing Patrick into the mix made for a funny twist. Squidward eventually has enough, which jumps into the third part, the ending. Squidward yells at SpongeBob, and realizes Squilvia was watching the whole time. As it turns out, Squilvia loves the type of person Squidward is, and the two cheerfully head out on their date. it was a charming ending to an otherwise funny and zany episode. While the plot couldn't stand on it's own, the characters really brought it to life. I feel as if the characters are definitely where this episode's at it's strongest.
 
7. SpongeBob's Last Stand
Original Airdate: 4-22-2010
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick try to save Jellyfish fields from the super highway that'll be built onto it. Meanwhile, Krabs deals with his own struggle, after realizing the highway was built to go over the Krusty Krab, over to the Chum Bucket, thus putting him out of business.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Plankton
Fun Fact: It is claimed that this episode was intended to serve as a series finale, until the series was ultimately renewed for more Seasons.
 
Man, this has always been a favorite of mine. I've always really liked SpongeBob's Last Stand. While most SpongeBob specials tend to take a step down from a regular episode in terms of it's quality, this episode definitely does a good job taking a step up. This episode properly mixes comedy and drama together to create a very entertaining special. Plenty of funny moments (Such as SpongeBob & Patrick dressing up as hippies, the gag with Plankton being honest about not being able to come out of the Chum Bucket, Plankton stealing Krabs' mail, etc.) in the first half gives the special a typical SpongeBob episode feel, but the second half is where the episode really hits it's stride. The second half, while it does have jokes, contains much more dramatic plot points compared to most other SpongeBob episodes. Are they done well? Or are they done poorly like SpongeHenge. They're done very well, because they fit perfectly within the episode. You know what manages to help enforce the drama into the scenes? The atmosphere. Oh yes, the atmosphere. Whoever designed the backgrounds in this episode did an amazing job, because I think this is probably one of the most visually appealing episodes in the entire series. From the detail with lighting, to the amount of characters used in both the installation of the highway/parade and the destruction of the highway. A lot of effort was obviously made to make both of these scenes important, but also at the same time funny. I think the story itself isn't too grand, but the writers managed to make it entertaining with very well laid out scenes. Also, might I say how much I adore the Krusty Krab scene after the highway was built? The lighting mixed in with the dialogue, and even the music and sounds of this scene makes for one of my personal favorite scenes of the Season, in fact, one of the best scenes from any SpongeBob special. SpongeBob Specials usually result with unfunny jokes, unlikable characters, and a plot that may have a good concept, but was executed poorly. This episode didn't rely on something bold, and grand. It just told a relatively simple story, with tons of effort put into it, to make it an effective story. When Krabs has to give the formula to Plankton (Something done horribly in Company Picnic), I feel the emotion of the scenario. I don't feel like it's too forced. I feel like it's the only thing Krabs can do, and he has to sacrifice the thing he's spent his life protecting. You feel the emotion with the characters. The first half did a good job developing the conflict, but I won't deny there were some sloppy parts to it. The obnoxious Bikini Bottomites in the hippie scene makes for an unpleasant scene to an already pretty funny moment. But the second half manages to take together a plot that hardly has any ounce of originality within it, and does something with it. This is one of the few specials I can say that works as a double-length episode. Atlantis SquarePantis, Pest of the West, The Sponge Who Could Fly, they'd all be fine as 11 minute long episodes. The writers had a new concept they wanted to explore, but couldn't really go anywhere with it. This episode they took concepts relatively similar to past concepts used on this show, and tried their hardest to make it into an entertaining story.
 
6. Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle
Original Airdate: 1-28-2011
Plot: SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick are sucked into a giant vacuum cleaner, that transports them to the Bikini Bottom Triangle, an island occupied by Mermaids who are bored. It is up to them, Mr. Krabs, and Pearl to return to Bikini Bottom, while the formula is at risk from Plankton.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mermaids, Mr. Krabs, Patrick, Plankton
Fun Fact: This is the first episode to feature Mermaids without an appearance from King Neptune.
 
Definitely the best, and most creative episode from the Legends of Bikini Bottom episodes. The most entertaining of the bunch, with no irritating elements, an interesting story, and an overall mystery theme. That's rare for SpongeBob to have a mystery that is pulled off well. Often it's done disastrously like Patty Caper, or simply was a waste of time (Whether it's a good episode or not) like Missing Identity, and The Great Patty Caper. WttBBT manages to be one of the most creative episodes of the series, with an interesting concept (A giant vacuum cleaner that sucks in object Mermaids want to entertain themselves on a private island. How far fetched can you get?). I mean, this episode definitely uses the whole "Ocean Theme" to it's advantage. The only instance we've ever really seen a main Mermaid character was Mindy in the first movie. So it's pretty cool having an episode star Mermaids. Also, gotta love Patrick falling for Mermaids yet again. The episode does have some funny moments, but the main highlight has to be the mysterious nature this episode contains. Goodness, I don't even think the other episodes in "Legends" pulled the mystery factor off as well as this one did! "Monster" had no mystery, as everything was explained, the only mystery in Sponge-Cano! was about why the dolphin was magical, Main Drain was a fictional story, and Tenchbillies was just weird. This is the only one that succeeds in making you question what exactly happens next, and what's happening in the episode. Even once the main mystery is over, with SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick arriving to the Bikini Bottom Triangle, there's still another mystery about who is watching the formula. And the episode has an excellent plot twist with great used of foreshadowing mixed in with it as well. Definitely an enjoyment. It's entertaining, suspenseful, and just an overall fascinating episode. I guess that's what the main goal of the "Legends" episodes was intended to be.
 
5. Tentacle Vision
Original Airdate: 7-19-2009
Plot: Squidward gets his own public access show, but his acquaintances and enemies keep hogging the camera, interrupting him.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick, Zeus the Guitar Lord
Fun Fact: This is the first Season premiere in which all main characters appear within the episode.
 
Hear me out. I love this episode. I'm a sucker for television show/stage show themed episodes of cartoons. The theming always fascinated me, when characters on a television show were on a show (Whether it was on TV in their world, or just a stage show). This episode has always been a favorite of mine. I really think the concept of this episode is a great one. The main issue is the concept is derailed in this episode, and I think it could be fun, and interesting seeing Squidward have his own public access show. A good critique of this episode is it's "Squid Abuse". I, for one, see how this abuse is justified. Think of it this way. If you had an opportunity to be on television locally, isn't it likely that your friends, or perhaps people you know, would try to weasel their way into the experience, and end up hogging the camera more than you? When it comes to episodes where Squidward is tormented, this one at least has an actual logical reason as to why it's occurring, whereas there's no reason why it should occur in Pineapple Fever, or Breath of Fresh Squidward. The episode is pretty funny if you think of it not as unnecessary abuse to Squidward, but rather people hogging the camera. And let me tell you, there are plenty of funny moments in this episode. The beginning scene is funny itself. The basic show that replaces Squidward's favorite show, the absurdity of Squidward waking up in the middle of the night to watch his favorite show, it's a great setup to an interesting plot. How Krabs hogs the camera is hilarious too. I find it really funny seeing him dance around with a Krusty Krab sign on Squidward's set. Plankton's excuse for showing up on the set is hilarious too. There's a lot of severely underrated moments within this episode that I find it to be a really well done episode. Is the ending unfair? Yes. But is it funny? Yes. A funny unfair ending is by far better than an unfunny unfair ending. I think it's hilarious that Zeus was chosen to present a house party show at Squidward's house. I also really like the rock scene at the end. Very entertaining. Could this episode be a lot better? Oh without a doubt. How? The middle. Limit Patrick's scenes. Keep some stuff, like him putting the camera lens on his mouth, but remove stuff like the "Upsy-Daisy" joke. Limit Krabs to not hogging the camera, but have him dance around silently in the background every few minutes. It'd make for an amazing visual gag. Actually have Squidward present his show, and don't have Sandy be someone who walks onto the set on her own (C'mon, that's not like Sandy). Make her be a guest on the show, since it's the most logical guest Squidward would have. Make Pearl have her dancing spot on the show, and cue in Plankton. Keep the rest of the episode in tact. There you have it. It could be the best episode of the Season, but alas, there are flaws that prevent it from being so. Regardless, I still think highly of this episode.
 
4. The Inside Job
Original Airdate: 7-19-2009
Plot: Firing himself towards Krabs, expecting to land within his ear to head into the brain, and suck out the information Krabs has regarding the Secret Formula, Plankton ends up stuck in SpongeBob's ear, and now has to find the information within SpongeBob.
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: For his own entertainment, Plankton watches footage of hamsters spinning in a wheel.
 
Man, I love this episode. This is one of the most creative episodes in the series, and that's something, because it's pretty hard to come up with an original "Plankton steals the formula" plot so far into the series. But the writers managed to get one last spark of originality out of their system with this episode. The originality and creativity of this episode is just astonishing. Here we have a Season with 3 episodes of Plankton disguising himself to steal the formula, and then we have this episode. That's incredible. The Inside Job takes full advantage of the more surreal nature of this episode, and has plenty of creativity mixed within it. Pretty much every scene within SpongeBob's brain (Even the one with the gross Gary) is either interesting, or entertaining. Seeing Plankton mess with SpongeBob's nerves is also a pretty interesting thing as well. You see, the writers took a more imaginative way at showing off the inside of someone's brain, unlike the more standard "company" way Fairly OddParents and Inside Out showed off. SpongeBob is SpongeBob. It's a perfect way of showing off how he feels. Plenty of humor in this episode, most of which works, and a pretty good twist, with the formula being in SpongeBob's heart. I do say, I feel like the ending was very rushed, and kind of lazy, but the effort poured into the rest of episode makes up for that. The main downside is the episode isn't that memorable. There are so many bad episodes in Season 7, that this episode just tends to be overlooked, not just by me, but by most SpongeBob fans. I never see this episode talked about. Still, guess it's better to have an underrated gem than an overrated gem.
 
3. Whelk Attack
Original Airdate: 10-2-2010
Plot: Bikini Bottom is under attack by gigantic Whelks!
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Whelks
Fun Fact: This is the first action-oriented episode in the series (The following episodes to follow in a similar style include the Krabby Patty that Ate Bikini Bottom, Planet of the Jellyfish, and Krabby Patty Creature Feature).
 
Did you know this episode aired on the Peanuts Comic Strip's 60th Anniversary? Irrelevant? Yes. Unnecessary? Yes.
 
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This is the start of what I call the "Action" episode trilogy. 3 episodes came out in the early 2010's that manage to be one of the best of their respective Season. Each of these episodes have a grand disaster that takes place, and it's usually SpongeBob and Sandy that has to save everyone. These of course are The Krabby Patty Who Ate Bikini Bottom, Planet of the Jellyfish, and this one. Whelk Attack is a surprising episode, after a long Season of episodes that hardly took any risk. Whelk Attack did such a thing with a much more intense conflict, and boy was there a payoff! The episode's plot is simple. These Giant Whelk creatures are invading the town, and eating everybody. Well, not eating. Swallowing without chewing is more like it. Why? Unlike many episodes of SpongeBob that's as clear as an 80 year old high school mathematics teacher, this episode actually gives a reason as to why the Whelks are acting up the way they are. And I gotta say, it's a pretty good reason. Plus, it fits perfectly within a SpongeBob episode. There's even a callback to Suds which was pretty surprisingly, but charming. The ending was a nice, toned down contrast to...
 
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...of this episode. Speaking of which, I love the intense action scenes within this episode. it's great to see the series' break it's boundaries, you know, experiment a little. It's an episode not meant for laughs, but is meant for excitement, and it, well...succeeds with it! This is an episode you'll be sure to enjoy if you're interested in a more serious episode of the series (And not forced serious like SpongeHenge).
 
2. Gary in Love
Original Airdate: 2-2-2010
Plot: Gary ends up falling in love with a snail, but has to deal with competition with a jealous stray snail.
Main Characters: Gary, Mary, Bully Snail, SpongeBob, Monica
Fun Fact: The meal SpongeBob attempts to feed Gary in this episode is referred to as Seaweed noodle stew.
 
Sheesh, with a plot like that, and the names of the Main Characters, it's like SpongeBob became a sitcom!
 
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Attached with such an awful episode (Rodeo Daze), Gary in Love provides us with a much more solid story. A more, traditional story, I may say. Like a Disney cartoon. You have the pet who falls in love with another pet, but a bully stray gets in the way, and the two fight for her love. Only this time, there's a hilarious twist at the ending. Gary in Love is a pretty sweet, simple episode. There's not much really to it, it's just entertaining seeing Gary try to get Mary's love, over this bully. Oh, and might I say, I really like this bully character. He's an entertaining character. Good design, good voice, I even like his change of heart at the end of the episode. It's more or less just a charming episode. A nice story with some funny jokes, and a hilarious ending. I don't like the SpongeBob scenes though. The way he acts, and exaggerates things gives me vibes from A Pal For Gary. I really wish the writers would've cut down his scenes, because they were really unfunny. The ending is quite the opposite. The satire of happy endings in a cheesy romantic form of media was very well done, and was even foreshadowed at the beginning of the episode. Even better, the bully and Gary became friends at the end, realizing their girl was already taken. Pretty solid ending to a very solid episode.
 
Before we move on to my Number 1 pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
1. Buried in Time- Interesting Plot.
 
2. Enchanted Tiki Dreams- Love the Tiki theming, especially within the lovely song.
 
3. Perfect Chemistry- This "Perfect Chemistry" between Sandy and Plankton makes for an interesting episode we've never seen in the series before.
 
4. The Masterpiece- How'd this end up so high on the list? Nothing bad about it, really.
 
5. The Abrasive Side- Such a memorable episode. One of the best of the Season!
 
And, the Number 1 Best Episode of SpongeBob's Seventh Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. The Bad Guy Club For Villains
Original Airdate: 2-15-2011
Plot: SpongeBob & Patrick watch a VHS tape containing the lost episode of Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy. In it, MM&BB are trying to figure out what all their enemies are up to, forming a club together.
Main Characters: Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, the additional members of the I.J.L.S.A, Various villains (Dirty Bubble, The Atomic Flounder, etc.)
Fun Fact: This is the last episode in the series in which a VHS tape appears.
 
Of course this is Number 1, this is generally considered as one of the better episodes of the Season, but I personally find it to be the best. The right, The Bad Guy Club for Villains is a great episode! Kind of speaks volumes that a shorter than usual episode is the best episode in a Season with 50 episodes, now doesn't it? The Bad Guy Club For Villains is a charming take on the younger variation of MM&BB. Paired up with an episode so broken, you might as well call it a North Korean Missile.  TBGCFV has held up as such a charming episode. Staying true to a classic Saturday Morning Cartoon feeling. The cheesy message, the more limited-like animation, the lineup of Superheroes/Villains (Perfect for toy distribution), everything about it seems right. A unique idea to actually show an episode of MM&BB within a SpongeBob episode has landed with great results. Without a doubt, this is the best episode of SpongeBob's Seventh Season.
 
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So there you have it. I counted down my picks for the Top 10 best Season 7 SpongeBob Episodes. We've went over the absolute worst of this series, so it can only go up from here. Unfortunately, before looking at the better episodes of future Seasons, next we have to go through the Top 10 Worst Season 8 SpongeBob Episodes. Stay tuned!
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Well, I spared ya enough for the last near two weeks. It's time to get back to business, and what better way to kick off a weekend than with one of my critically panned acclaimed reviews of SpongeBob episodes! These are, the Top 10 Worst and Best episodes of SpongeBob's Eighth Season. Originally typed on August 26th and 27th, 2017.

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SpongeBob's Eighth Season was once well known as being a pretty good Season, but has since became one of the most hated Seasons of the series. I have very mixed feelings on this show's Eighth Season. On one side, they have a lot of good episodes, plenty more than Season 7 had. But, on the other side, Season 8 contains some of the worst episodes of the series. Today, we're taking a look at the bad side of SpongeBob's Eighth Season, with the Top 10 worst episodes this Season has to offer. Keep in mind, as usual, this list is based off both my personal opinion, and how I judge the quality of each episode I review.
 
10. Pet Sitter Pat
Original Airdate: 9-16-2011
Plot: SpongeBob hires Patrick to take care of Gary while he attends his Grandma's birthday party. Patrick causes chaos, being clueless when it comes to how to properly take care of a pet.
Main Characters: Patrick, SpongeBob, Gary
Fun Fact: Both SpongeBob and Patrick light a fire in this episode for very different reasons.
 
Ah yes, Pet Sitter Pat. In recent time, this has slowly risen up to be considered as one of the worst episodes of the entire series. I personally disagree. I'd watch this over any of the episodes in my Top 10 Worst list for Season 7. Pet Sitter Pat is like a Tom and Jerry cartoon gone wrong. It has a premise that could work, if executed in a similar manner to that of a cartoon from the Golden Age of Animation. Unfortunately, SpongeBob is NOT the type of cartoon you'd find in the 40s and 50s, so this episode struggles with keeping a fair balance between being similar to a classic cartoon and an episode of SpongeBob. The latter is where this really falls apart. I bet you if this wasn't an episode of SpongeBob, but rather a one-off episode, this would probably be a pretty average cartoon that attempts to be a modernized variation of the style in Tom & Jerry cartoons. But, being a SpongeBob episode, Patrick is severely out of character. His role in the episode is intended to be the antagonist, but this causes a problem. In general, Patrick isn't supposed to be an antagonist in this series. We're supposed to root for him, and when he steps out of line, being super cruel (With the failed cause, intended to be comedic, being his stupidity), he comes across as just an unentertaining character. Everybody hates animal cruelty. It's not the type of thing we'd want to see in a cartoon, especially when it's in a more realistic environment like SpongeBob is (Whereas the atmosphere of the character's surroundings are more similar to our lifestyle than that of Ren & Stimpy where almost everybody is crazy). If Gary was successfully fighting back (Like he does to Plankton in Pineapple Invasion), that'd be a good way for Patrick to get his comeuppance. But unfortunately, Gary is just a helpless character for the most part in this episode (Despite managing to overcome giant obstacles in the past like the Bully Snail, the Old Lady, and Puffy Fluffy), which gives this episode a cruel form of humor that's unlikable. There are some good parts in this episode, like SpongeBob's scenes with his Grandma, as well as some of the gags with Patrick were funny, but for the most part, the writers failed to make the main conflict fit into the SpongeBob universe properly. Oh yeah, that ending is also one of the most forced, and rushed endings in this series. A very lazy ending that doesn't wrap up anything properly.
 
9. Squiditis
Original Airdate: 4-11-2012
Plot: Squidward comes up with a fake disease to get out of work. SpongeBob, however, believes it's real, and thinks he caught it.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward
Fun Fact: This is often one of most neglected episodes of the series.
 
You'll notice that there's a lot less frustrating episodes on this list, with episode like this. I think Squiditis is decent. It has some good moments (Like the scene where SpongeBob tries to watch a romance comedy with Squidward), and some terrible moments (SpongeBob burning his feet intentionally). So why is it on the list? It suffers from being one of the most forgettable episodes of the series. There are only a few bits and pieces of this episode I actually remember, and the rest of it is completely unmemorable. Nothing special is in this episode that makes it stand out, whether for better or for worse. I can't quote anything from this episode, nor can I think of multiple jokes in this episode. It's premise is more memorable than anything that happens in this episode. It has a good premise, it's just executed in such a harmless way it gives you no sense of entertainment, or feeling when watching it. It's not even bland, it's just super forgettable. It fails to connect with you, and that's a pretty big problem when judging the quality of this episode.
 
8. Face Freeze!
Original Airdate: 7-21-2012
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick are warned by Mr. Krabs to stop making faces, or their faces will permanently freeze.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This episode premiered on Robin Williams' 61st birthday.
 
I saw this when it originally aired. Goodness, I still have the original airing recorded on VHS. If you're easily entertained by funny faces, then this is the episode for you. If you're looking for more substance, you're in trouble. The first time I saw this episode I was laughing a lot. It was one of the funniest episodes I've seen in the series. Yet, since then, I can never get a laugh out of this episode. It's good the first time around, but like most mystery themed episodes in this series, once you've seen it, it's kind of pointless to watch it again. The faces in this episode are creative, no doubt about it. But there's nothing really else to this episode. It's just an excuse for writers to have fun with drawing goofy faces, and while I enjoy the creativity of drawing these complex, extreme faces, this episode offers nothing else to the table. The main plot is SpongeBob and Patrick's faces freeze permanently. That's it. That's literally it. They try to revert it, but it doesn't work, Krabs and Squidward get their faces frozen, and...that's it. I really can't go in depth with this review, because this episode doesn't go in depth with it's plot. There are no jokes unrelated to visual humor and that really puts a dent in this episode since it has such a simple, and shallow plot. With no jokes to fall back on, the episode feels like it was lazily put together, as if the team had a game where they drew different exaggerated faces, and had to connect each other to form an episode. It's an episode without any real substance that makes hold up. Not something you'd want to watch if you're looking for laughs, or a good story.
 
7. Demolition Doofus
Original Airdate: 7-21-2012
Plot: After causing Mrs. Puff to pop after too many driving accidents, Puff tries to get her revenge by attempting to get rid of SpongeBob...permanently.
Main Characters: Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob, Captain Lutefisk
Fun Fact: Captain Lutefisk, the head of the Bikini Bottom Demolition Derby was taught by Puff years ago.
 
One of the darkest episodes of the series. And this isn't in a good way, like Nasty Patty. What separates the dark nature of this episode from that episode? Here's a post I made months ago pretty much summing it up.
 
"Nasty Patty set itself up to be a dark toned episode, with the dark mood, and atmosphere. Whereas, Demolition Doofus is only dark because of one of the character's intentions, which is done out-of-character, whereas Nasty Patty can be comically dark, yet Demolition Doofus is just plain dark."
 
The point is, Nasty Patty was meant to be a dark episode, whereas this was meant to be taken lightly as a more surreal, weirder episode, different from most episodes in the series. The concept of this episode is actually quite interesting. What if Mrs. Puff was stripped away her ability to puff? That sounds like an interesting, yet dark concept. Instead of focusing on that, the writers focused on Puff's rage and hatred towards SpongeBob, completely out of character from what she usually is. She despise SpongeBob, yes, but still cares for him, and tries to treat him like all her other students. Puff goes completely insane, leading to her plan to kill SpongeBob, an act that Puff would never do, even in an extreme case.
 
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Okay, maybe she would do so, but the way the writers handled the way attempted to kill SpongeBob just wasn't funny. Seriously, there's no humor at all in these sequences. Maybe a few chuckle worthy visual gags, but the writers can't make a single funny joke involving Puff's interaction with SpongeBob. I wish this episode was funnier, and Puff wasn't as brutal towards SpongeBob, because then this would be a pretty interesting episode. I like the concept, but the execution is way over-the-top when it comes to the treatment of Puff's character. There should've been a more subtle way Puff would attempt to get rid of SpongeBob, maybe some more creative solutions, but even then that sounds way too similar to the climax of SpongeBob Meets the Strangler. Overall, the writers should've focused the episode more on the effects this situation has on Puff, rather than how she reacts towards SpongeBob.
 
6. The Googly Artiste
Original Airdate: 7-22-2011
Plot: Patrick becomes known as an artist when he starts to glue Googly Eyes on rocks.
Main Characters: Patrick, Squidward, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: This episode premiered on Robin Williams' sixtieth birthday (Hey, you try coming up with a Fun Fact about this episode  -_- )
 
The Googly Artiste is an episode I don't see much, but if I did see it frequently, I would get sick of it very quickly. The Googly Artiste has the same problem as Face Freeze!. There's no substance to this episode, nothing more is really added to the plot. Unless you like the silly nature of the plot, and the predictable reaction of the people around Squidward and Patrick, this episode is a waste of time. The Googly Artiste's plot is so unoriginal, it's pathetic, predictable form of conflict that we've seen in past episodes of SpongeBob. Take Culture Shock for instance. Squidward does something, and everyone hates it, and SpongeBob does something and everyone likes it. Squidward thinks it's crazy how he's doing practically the same exact thing, with a little more effort put into it, than SpongeBob, yet he's given criticism for it. Replace SpongeBob with Patrick, and you've got The Googly Artiste. Another example, Artist Unknown. That's pretty much the same exact episode as this one, only that one has actual funny jokes. This episode isn't funny. I can't think of anything that I found funny in this bland, uninspired mess. At least Artist Unknown had some pretty good moments, even when I don't like the main climax and ending of the episode. But this! This doesn't even have a scene that I dislike. It's just unentertaining! Nothing in this episode feels like there was genuine effort put into it. It's a lazy abomination that fails to bring anything new to the table.
 
5. Walking the Plankton
Original Airdate: 11-7-2011
Plot: Plankton shows off his vacation slides of his trip with Karen on a cruise. On the cruise, he tries to steal the formula from Krabs (Who happens to be on the ship), without Karen knowing.
Main Characters: Plankton, Karen, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the first episode of the "Road Trip" episodes to air.
 
Just how do I even describe this episode? It's just an uncreative, typical Plankton episode. I find nothing in this episode to be entertaining. The plot is a "juggling two different priorities at once" trope that's been done much better in Overbooked, I can't recall anything funny in this episode, and the episode is just so predictable. By far the worst episode in the "Runaway Roadtrip" series. At least the rest of the episodes had some sort of plot element that was creative, and original. This feels like a watered down version of a Plankton steals the formula episode that takes place in a different environment than usual. Oh wait, that's because that's what it is! When the online game based off this episode is funnier, and more entertaining than the episode itself, that says a lot, let me tell you.
 
4. House Sittin' For Sandy
Original Airdate: 9-30-2011
Plot: SpongeBob agrees to look after Sandy's treedome while she's on a trip. But Patrick shows up, and all chaos breaks loose.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: During production of this episode, SpongeBob's helmet in Sandy's treedome was accidentally forgotten. As a result, a joke about SpongeBob not wearing it was referenced by Patrick.
 
When SpongeBob reached it's Seventh Season, episodes that contained rehashed plot elements from past episodes began to become more common. By now, this has been the third episode in a row on this list that contains a rehashed plot. It's getting hard to describe why these episodes are bad, without repeating myself. However, this series doesn't seem to have a problem with repeating itself. House Sittin' For Sandy is essentially Wormy, but without him. This is how that episode would go if there were no pets, nor was Patrick a likable character. I've talked about episodes being forgettable, and unmemorable in past Top 10s (Including this one), but this is it ladies and gentlemen. House Sittin' For Sandy is the most unmemorable episode in the entire series. I always forget about this episode, there's nothing I can recall from this episode off the top of my head. Meaning, when I'm not talking about every episode of SpongeBog's Eighth Season, this is an episode I never bring up. The plot is unoriginal, the episode isn't exciting, and none of the jokes stick with me. The only part of this episode that I probably think of every once in a while (Particularly out of sheer randomness, not when I'm reflecting on this episode) is how they turned an animation error into a joke, which I got to admit is kind of funny. The episode is what you get when you're forced to write something without any clear intention to create an entertaining form of media. When Corporate orders a certain amount of episodes, you get episodes that were written with no intention, other than to earn a paycheck. The result of this? House Sittin' For Sandy.
 
3. Smooth Jazz at Bikini Bottom
Original Airdate: 9-30-2011
Plot: SpongeBob tries to do something nice for Squidward by taking him to a Kelpy G. Concert, but Patrick ends up ruining everything.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: This is the first appearance of Kelpy G. in over four years.
 
Who in their right mind has the brains to find this episode funny!? This is one of the most aggravating episodes in the entire series! No joke, this episode has no jokes! No funny ones at least. All of the "humor" in this episode originate from "Hurp-de-durr, Patrick's an idiot!". But it's not even done in a remotely clever way! Patrick's idiocity has had some complexity to it in the past, or at least some sort of reason as to why his actions are occurring. Think about Patrick's stupidity at his finest.
 
Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy IV- One of my least favorite episodes of Season 3, Patrick is essentially the best part of the episode. The writers make him a more clueless character, who is uneducated when it comes to different things (Like the existence of "Wumbo"), and is a little slower than the rest of the characters surrounding him, allowing for his naive behavior to be comedic with how laid back he is when there's a serious situation occurring.
 
 
Think about one of the worse times Patrick was an idiot.
 
Pet Sitter Pat- Patrick at least had a reason for poorly taking care of Gary. He's clueless. He has no idea what he's doing, and can't comprehend (Nor does he try) the instructions SpongeBob gave him when it came to taking care of Gary.
 
No matter what the payoff was, you could at least see why the writers wrote Patrick in a certain way, whether for comic relief, or for being an antagonist. This episode he's supposed to be the comic relief. Unfortunately, the way he's handled in this, is so lazy, this episode hits all time lows in terms of humor.
 
There are so many reasons why Patrick is such an annoying piece of garbage in this episode, that I'm going to have to break his faults down as simple as possible, and giving an explanation to each point, in order to build up how ridiculously terrible of a character he is in this episode.
 
Patrick has no reason to be at the concert.
 
The writers pull him in out of nowhere. There's no justified reason as to why he's here. The only reason is because the script says so. The writers couldn't think of any funny situations SpongeBob and Squidward get into, so they bring in Patrick. Why? Because he's stupid, and stupidity is funny through their eyes.
 
He has no motivation.
 
Going along with the fact that he has no reason to be in the episode, aside from being a cheap form of comic relief to save the writers time from coming up with new, creative material, there's no given cause for Patrick's stupidity. There's no justifiable reason why he acts the way he does. He seems to hate the concert, and is hungry, so that further makes his existence in this episode even more pointless.
 
He's out of character.
 
Even as a child before I began to critique episodes, I noticed how ridiculously stupid the writers made Patrick act. As I mentioned before, no matter how stupid he was in the past, he at least showed some form of sanity, keeping him away from being a complete idiot. He wasn't as one-dimensional and forced as he is in this episode. In this episode, he has no intelligence, no common sense, no real emotions. Patrick is a completely bland, over-the-top stereotype of an idiot comic relief.
 
Receives no consequences.
 
Patrick does tons of terrible things in this episode. He eats SpongeBob & Squidward's backstage passes. He walks onstage in the middle of a performance. Yet, does he get what he deserves? No! I wouldn't mind if the loose ends were tied up, if it weren't for the fact that Patrick isn't funny in this episode. He does it with no care either, like writers when writing this episode. He just does what the script tells him to do, without any clear intention. He alters the characters' goal, and essentially wastes time. He's the ultimate form of filler.
 
Overall, the writers seemed to put some effort into setting up the main plot of the episode, but it seems like they were tired, and didn't want to bother writing some new material for the rest of the episode, and shoe-horned Patrick in to take up time, and to supply laughs. But it's the lowest form of comedy, sheer randomness just for the sake of being random. Ha-ha, Patrick said something random because he's an idiot, ha-ha. This is a pathetic excuse for an episode with writing that makes modern Fairly OddParents look like it was written by early Simpsons writers.
 
2. Are You Happy Now?
Original Airdate: 3-21-2012
Plot: SpongeBob tries to cure Squidward's depression.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward
Fun Fact: In this episode, it's revealed Squidward is afraid of heights.
 
I think it's obvious why this episode is one of the worst in the Season. Critically panned as one of the worst episodes of the series, Are You Happy Now? is very controversial for including unfunny suicide references that are far too inappropriate for SpongeBob. But wait a minute, don't I usually try to avoid the main, overused problems for infamous episodes like this? Indeed I do, but there's really nothing else I can talk about with this episode. I'm sure by now you're aware that a common trend in bad Season 8 episodes are that they offer nothing more outside of presenting their relatively shallow concept. Funny jokes are hard to find, there's typically an out-of-character moment, and the episode relies on some sort of stupid gimmick to fill in time, because the writers can't farther expand on the episode's premise, due to the lack of funny jokes. This is exactly the problem with Are You Happy Now? It wouldn't be as high on the list (Trust me, Smooth Jazz at Bikini Bottom would be higher than this), if it weren't for the fact that some horrible elements in this episode are what this episode is well known for. Suicide jokes aren't funny. I'm not talking in terms of political correctness in comedy, but what I mean is that it's really hard to come across a suicide joke that is funny in different forms of entertaining media. Because, like any form of media, a Suicide joke would be used on an already developed character we've grown to become familiar with, and usually that results in an unfunny form of edgy humor. The reason why Suicide jokes tend to be more common in memes rather than more edgy humored media is because they tend to work out better in memes. There's no censorship you have to deal with in memes, and often Suicide jokes/references within memes revolve around newly introduced characters that we've never witnessed before. This is why the Suicide jokes don't work in this episode. We wouldn't care if we saw a Suicide jokes with one-off characters in memes, but in already existing franchises/series, it's unpleasant to witness characters we're supposed to care about go through a crisis like this. No matter what show it is, it wouldn't work. What may be an offensive, and inappropriate joke in SpongeBob is also an unfunny, desperate attempt at shock humor in Family Guy. Suicide jokes are really hard to get right when used in already existing franchises. They usually come off as extremely forced, failed attempts at shock humor. Thus, it ends up becoming a problem in this episode, when it's a pretty big source at comedy. The rest of the episode is mixed. There's some good parts (Like SpongeBob faxing himself), and some horrendous parts (Like the unfunny, random ending). Overall, an episode with a really bad element forced into it, causing what could be a bland, forgettable episode, into becoming a much larger controversial mess.
 
Before I move on to the Number 1 pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
Oral Report
The Good: A nice moment with SpongeBob talking the cops.
The Bad: Patrick's unfunny switch in personality.
The Worst: Being an overall blend episodes, with only a few likable moments.
 
Barnacle Face
The Good: The satisfying victory Pearl gets at the end.
The Bad: Krabs' ignorance
The Worst: The episode's overall conflict was caused by a lame excuse to make "Krabs is cheap" humor.
 
Bubble Buddy Returns
The Good: Some gags are funny.
The Bad: Shiny just isn't a good character.
The Worst: Contains a cheap, unoriginal layout, allowing for a boring, predictable episode.
 
And the Number 1 Worst Episode of SpongeBob's Eighth Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Restraining SpongeBob
Original Airdate: 4-2-2012
Plot: After being abused by SpongeBob, Squidward files a restraining order against him. But, without being able to interact with Squidward, the Krusty Krab hires Patrick to interact to Squidward for SpongeBob, but this leads to complicated results.
Main Characters: Squidward, Patrick, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Squidward is injured in at least 12 different ways in this episode.
 
How?
 
 
 
 
 
Just..........how..........? How does one manage to completely botch Patrick's character not once, but twice. Remember all the issues with Patrick in Smooth Jazz in Bikini Bottom? Well, get rid of the "No point in being here" part, and you've got Patrick in this episode! Honestly, did the writers seriously find dead brained-ape Patrick to be that funny? So much so that he had to be reintroduced into this episode, only with a stalker vibe to his performance? Honestly, this is the most messed up version of Patrick I have laid my eyes on. We get that Patrick had to be worse than SpongeBob in order to keep the plot moving along in order to set up the climax, but did they really have to do it in such a forced, unfunny way? The writers could've made it that Patrick was legitimately trying at his job, but kept goofing up each time. It worked perfectly in Big Pink Loser, and No Hat For Pat. It wouldn't feel like a rehash of already used tropes, because Patrick was in different scenarios at the time. His motivation isn't to prove that he's not a nobody, but rather he can't let his best friend down in a time of need. But no. We get the worst form of comedy this series has to offer in such an atrocious episode. Oh yeah, the abuse towards Squidward is upped 10x more than it is in usual "Squid Abuse" episodes. I want to avoid talking about Squid Abuse, as I've done in the past, but this episode is just SUPER CRUEL. The sequences are so painful, Squidward is literally deep fried, and is bitten into. If it was animated in a more cartoonish style, maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but the characters are so stiff, and realistic in this episode that makes the scenes painful to watch. I really hate this episode, the ending is the only time I've ever wanted to legitimately punch a cartoon character in the face. Patrick is an obnoxious form of comic relief, the plot relies heavily on these awfully directed sequences, the abuse in this episode pumped up to the max, it truly is the absolute WORST episode of SpongeBob's Eighth Season.
 
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That being said, SpongeBob's Eighth Season truly has some of the worst episodes of the series. Luckily, this Season has plenty of great episodes that really keep this from being as awful as Seasons 6 & 7. Stay tuned for the Top 10 Best Season 8 SpongeBob Episodes.
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When it comes to bad episodes, SpongeBob's Eighth Season continues to release awful quality episodes that can be compared to that of the worst of the show's Seventh Season. But this Season is also a turning point for good episodes, as there are a lot more good episodes than the previous Season. In fact, this Season is an ultimate mixed bag containing some of the worst episodes of the series, and some of the most memorable, and best of the series. Today, I'll be discussing my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 8 SpongeBob Episodes. Remember, this is based off both my personal opinion, and the quality of the episode I'm reviewing. Let's get started.
 
10. The Good Krabby Patty Name
Original Airdate: 9-3-2012
Plot: Mr. Krabs learns of a few people in Bikini Bottom who have never eaten at the Krusty Krab. He hires SpongeBob & Patrick to spread the word of the Krusty Krab to attract these new customers.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Patrick
Fun Fact: At the beginning of the episode, only 12 people have never eaten at the Krusty Krab.
 
The Good Krabby Patty Name has a pretty interesting plot. For once we get an episode focusing around the Krusty Krab with a newly introduced premise, rather a rehash of an already done concept. While in the past, we've seen the Krusty Krab experiment with commercials, stage shows, live performances, this is the first time we get an episode focusing solely on advertising the Krusty Krab. And while not the most memorable episode, it certainly has some pretty funny moments. Particularly when Krabs interacts with his final customer. It's a nice, simple episode that has plenty of funny jokes to keep it fresh, rather than a slow moving bore. The concept of this episode sounds intriguing, and the execution of it was done in a nice way, using a lot of different jokes to keep it a solid episode, with an exciting climax even thrown in. Overall, not the most complex episode, just a simple delight.
 
9. Move It or Lose It
Original Airdate: 10-21-2012
Plot: A regulation forces restaurants in Bikini Bottom to not be in a relatively close proximity to one another. Plankton and Krabs now fight over who's restaurant has to move.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, Plankton, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Like many Season 8 episodes, this one is often overlooked by many fans.
 
Move It or Lose It is one of the most creative episodes in the Season. C'mon, the plot is genius. Finally taking advantage of the ironic location of these two competitive restaurants really makes for solid, intriguing conflict. Best of all, not only does the premise pull you in, but the episode keeps you on edge, wondering who is going to have their restaurant moved? There's actual stakes in this episode, which keeps you hooked, curious as to how the episode will end. While in general, this isn't an episode that's too funny, and get be quite forgettable, the premise stands out for being such an odd premise that would only essentially work within a cartoon. Previous Krusty Krab themed episodes (Aside from "Stealing the formula" centered episodes) had a more realistic tone to it, often with some cartoon elements thrown into it (Biggest example being Best Frenemies). This conflict takes full advantage of being inside of a cartoon. Also, the plot twist ending is definitely one of the funniest gags in the entire episode. Overall, a creative plot executed brilliantly, with a sense of suspense, keeping you from becoming bored, as well as a great ending. A true highlight of the Season.
 
8. Free Samples
Original Airdate: 4-6-2012
Plot: Plankton sells fake Krabby Patty free samples, thus giving the Krabby Patty a bad name.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Plankton, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: Oddly enough, two fish are able to morph their heads into human forearms and hands.
 
Notice how this is the third episode in a row centered around the Krusty Krab. This Season really branches out from a standard episode set around the Krusty Krab, now further expanding onto the fate of the restaurant being put in jeopardy, over wacky hijinks that occur inside of the restaurant. Because let me tell you, that got really old by the time Gullible Pants came out, so this Season really gives the Krusty Krab episodes a breath of fresh air. Free Samples is the episode that masters the creation of a more unique Krusty Krab centered episode. This episode really stands out for how well it was executed. The plot itself seems eerily similar to that of The Good Krabby Patty Name, but thankfully this episode brings in a lot more than that episode has to offer, with plenty of differences separating the two. The execution of this concept is handled brilliantly, with tons of hilarious visual gags. These visual gags makes this the liveliest episode of the Season, and that's saying something because the animation in this series reached it's peak during the Eighth Season. These gags stand out as some of the funniest moments in the episode, and that's not the end of the funny gags. Lots of humor is thrown around in this episode, making it a joy to endure. The plot is also a very interesting take on a Plankton/Krusty Krab themed episode. Rather than try to steal the formula, Plankton tries to ruin the company's image, effectively putting them out of the business. It's a pretty smart plot, and is definitely one of the more unique plans carried out by Plankton. The solution to the problem was also pretty smart as well, even being a little bit of satire if you think about it (How putting "New/Improved" over something increases popularity of a product). Free Samples is one my favorite episodes in the Season, and is a highly underrated gem.
 
7. Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation
Original Airdate: 11-9-2011
Plot: Mr. Krabs brings SpongeBob along on his vacation to the Bikini Bottom Mint.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the last of the "Road Trip" episodes to be made.
 
Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation is one of the more simpler episodes in the Season, and it certainly holds up as one of the best. Filled with plenty of humor, centered around Krabs taking his vacation to, of course, a mint. I, for one, don't find this to be an annoying way to force in the "Krabs likes money" trope. I personally find the plot concept to be hilarious. The fact that Krabs would spend his family vacation, with his own daughter mind you, at a mint is a hilarious idea. I love the way it's played out, how he interacts with Pearl in the car ride to the mint. Also, that fake-out with the Teenage Boy Museum is hilarious! Just the concept of the Teenage Boy Museum alone is funny, but the fact that we actually see it exist for a few seconds, only to be destroyed was a great joke, demonstrated with the proper setup, and a hilarious execution. The rest of the episode is a very silly, predictable type of episode. Sure it's cheesy, and predictable, but that kind of gives the episode charm. The episode's plot isn't a serious one, it's a simple one that relies heavily on jokes, which is why I can excuse the lower sense of humor this episode has. The visual gags are pretty entertaining, and I find SpongeBob's reaction to the irony of the tour guide's name hilarious. Just the timing of it all really makes such a cheesy pun you wouldn't laugh at all the more corny, and funny. The climax is where things actually take a turn for the better, the much better. In an exciting turn of events, a robbery occurs within the museum, and Krabs ends up saving the security staff from the robbers, and ultimately stopping their robbery. It's really nice seeing such an exciting climax after a more nonsensical episode, and allows Krabs to develop as a character, proving his love for money isn't just a silly addiction, but also a serious passion. It's a solid episode with plenty of funny jokes, a great climax, and memorable moments. The one thing that'd probably make this one of the best of the Season, would be if the ending somehow tied together with the Teenage Boy Museum, with Pearl taking Krabs' reward money in order to reward herself for being dragged on a dumb trip, thus causing her to pay for her own trip to a newer Teenage Boy Museum. But alas, that doesn't happen. Still, it's a great episode.
 
6. The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom
Original Airdate: 11-25-2011
Plot: After stealing a growing serum from Sandy, Mr. Krabs uses it to increase the size of Krabby Patties. But, things go chaotic when it grows gigantic, and begins to suck in everything in Bikini Bottom.
Main Charcters: SpongeBob, Sandy, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the most destruction of Bikini Bottom that hadn't completely destroyed the city.
 
If there's one thing I miss from SpongeBob's Seventh and Eighth Seasons, it's the episodes with a Sci-Fi/Action drama. The few episodes with this genre were always entertaining, whether funny, or not. This is one of those episodes. The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom is a typical Sci-Fi "Experiment that has gone wrong" type of episode. It's very similar to Whelk Attack (A better episode in my opinion), though there are several differences. For instance, in this episode we see the cause of the attack, whereas the cause of the Whelk Attack was revealed at the end of the episode. TKPTABB is another suspenseful thrill ride, and I love that. It's so cool seeing an actual legitimately serious disaster occur in Bikini Bottom (Something that rarely occurs in the series). I thought the setup was very interesting, as we don't even see Krabs and Sandy interact, especially alone. Krabs, of course, trying to make a profit steals her invention, overuses it on the patties, blah, blah, blah, action time! It's a nice change from a standard SpongeBob episode that's usually slowed down. While one of the most entertaining episodes of the Season, I must note I really don't like the predictable climax, being way too similar to the resolution of Whelk Attack (An episode already similar to this one). Overall, TKPTABB is an episode you'll get plenty of entertainment out of. Still, it's not as creative as the other episode with this Sci-Fi/Action genre...
 
5. Planet of the Jellyfish
Original Airdate: 3-31-2012
Plot: An alien parasite race disguised as Jellyfish attempt to take over Bikini Bottom. Slowly, but surely, SpongeBob & Sandy learn the alien's ways.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Jellions, Sandy
Fun Fact: Despite never being officially referred to this name from the characters, the Jellyfish creatures in this episode are known as Jellions. 
 
Kind of ironic that this episode is paired up with one of the worst episodes of the series. Planet of the Jellyfish is a clever parody of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It takes a similar approach to the main premise of "Invasion", with some original tweaks, allowing for a very entertaining episode. Planet of the Jellyfish is such an odd charm in Season 8. The writers just went all out with having fun with this loose parody. The surreal nature of the Jellion's when imitating the creature they've replaced supplies the episode some comedy. I don't know, just their delivery, as well as the random "Rah's", and their hatred of mayonnaise is pretty funny. Kind of on the same level of the surreal humor in early Adult Swim shows (Particularly Space Ghost when it transitioned onto Adult Swim). Plus, the mayonnaise gag isn't even just there for laughs. Sure, it's funny, but it's also an important plot element, a sure sign of foreshadowing the alien's weakness. It's just...so peculiar to describe this episode. All of it's traits, the poor pacing, not so clever dialogue, an obvious parody of a well known movie, you'd think this would be an awful episode, but the way the episode is laid out & directed, it's really just a fun, cheesy episode. I really like the more quirky nature of this episode, and it's kind of cool seeing Sandy & SpongeBob as the two main protagonists of this episode. Usually the conflict lies between the two of them, but this time, they're facing a separate form of conflict. Ultimately, Planet of the Jellyfish is such a joy to watch, I really love this episode with all of it's quirky aspects. The writers obviously had fun writing this episode, and put in a lot of care for this one (Which is more I can say than this episode's partner).
 
4. Mooncation
Original Airdate: 11-10-2011
Plot: Sandy shows Patrick and SpongeBob slides of her vacation to the moon, which happened to be altered severely from her plans, thanks to a certain yellow sponge who hopped on board at the last second.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Sandy
Fun Fact: The man who spots Sandy and SpongeBob return home on their way from space is the late Don Newhouse, making his third cameo in the series (Appearing previously as the old sailor in Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy, and the Soda Guy in Sun Bleached.
 
Obviously the best episode in the "Runaway Roadtrip" series. Sorry Patrick's Staycation, and a quarePants family vacation, you're not on this list. Mooncation is such a creative episode, it really goes all out with trying to stand out, with a mix of CGI, regular 2D animation, and even live action! Mooncation obviously had the most effort poured into it out of all the Runaway Roadtrip episodes (And if SquarePants Family Vacation had more effort put into it, that's pretty pathetic considering it's outcome). Mooncation is such a likable episode, with a simple creative adventure with Sandy and SpongeBob. We don't generally get enough of these, and I feel as if this episode captures Sandy's scientific side at her best. Goodness, she's not even completely scientific. That good ol' Texas charm of hers is used in the climax, and well, she's a pretty great protagonist in this episode. Everything that essentially makes Sandy a great character is seen in this episode (Though there aren't any Karate moments, which is fine, because it'd feel really forced, honestly). The characters are pretty much in control of the plot for once. One of the biggest things I noticed with the worst of the Eighth Season is that those episodes generally include characters without motivations. Hence, they come off as out-of-character, and extremely forced, because they only show up in the episode because "script says so.". This episode has no direct conflict, and relies heavily on the interactions between SpongeBob and Sandy. It's a neat premise that's character driven, and it's delivered really smoothly. The only part I guess that felt a little forced was the sheet cake scene, but I thought it was kind of a decent attempt at satire for cheap cake bakeries, so I'll give it a pass. Ultimately, this episode probably would be a lot lower on the list (Maybe even not even in the Top 10) due to the middle of the episode being super forgettable once they get onto the moon. Thankfully, the exciting climax (Which is probably one of my favorite climaxes in the show) occurs, filled with excitement, great character motivations, great animation, and one of my favorite fourth wall breaks in the series. Ultimately, Mooncation is a simple, fun adventure, one I definitely wouldn't mind taking a look at once again.
 
3. Sentimental Sponge
Original Airdate: 4-2-2011
Plot: After learning that you can preserve things for sentimental purposes from Patrick, SpongeBob ends up becoming a hoarder.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward
Fun Fact: SpongeBob's hoarder outfit consists of a garbage bag as a hat, a pizza box as a shirt and pants, a tissue box as a right shoe, an old loaf of bread as a left shoe, an inner tube as a right sleeve, and a toilet rim as a left sleeve.
 
I gotta be honest, it's really hard to find an episode of SpongeBob I love simply because of comedy, that came out after Season 4. I love Season 5, and I do enjoy parts of Season 8, and I can find some enjoyment out of Season 6, but the point is, most episodes in my Top 10 are usually because of a creative plot. Good comedy still exists within the show, in fact, it still exists to this day. But, it's really hard for me to find an episode I adored simply because it's funny. Comedy does help influence my opinions still, but a lot of episodes in Season 8 generally focus more on a story standpoint, particularly since the comedy themed episodes just weren't working by the show's Seventh Season.
 
So, it comes to my attention the Sentimental Sponge is a hilarious form of satire on hoarders. The over-the-top exaggeration of SpongeBob's hoarding is laid out in hilarious visuals. Squidward really plays off SpongeBob well in this episode, heck, I think he's the cause of this episode's humor. A lot of jokes play off Squidward, whether his reaction the the crazy antics around him, or other people's interaction with him (Particularly the crew that condemned SpongeBob's house, they were hilarious!). There's tons of jokes and gags that really keep this episode strong. Heck, I think the "Nightshirt" running gag is one of the funniest running gags in the show's run! Sentimental Sponge is a genius satire on the bad side of hoarding. It kind of tells a lesson too, balancing it out with comedy of course. The plot seems like a risky idea, but the writers brilliantly handled this subject and delivered an episode successfully poking fun at hoarders. I also especially love the treatment of SpongeBob's character in this episode. The cause for him to become a hoarder is something highly expected of the sponge. His reaction to the concept of keeping "keepsakes" for sentimental values is very reasonable the way he was introduced to it. But, there's two sides to everything, and this episode properly shows how the idea of keeping items that matter to you may sound good up front, it can have disastrous results if handled without control, all while showing off the most comedic extreme circumstances. My only problem with this episode is Patrick, I feel as if the delivery of his lines was very forced, whose only purpose is to serve as the one who convinces SpongeBob hoarding is good. Still, he does cause Squidward to deliver one of my favorite lines at the end of the episode.
 
2. For Here Or to Go
Original Airdate: 4-12-2012
Plot: The Krusty Krab holds a contest that whoever guesses the amount of Sesame Seeds they have within a jar wins a free Krabby Patty. It just so happens the winner is Plankton.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, Plankton, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: The production used in the original SpongeBob theme song from 1997 is heard upon the break-in of Plankton's legal team.
 
 
Such an underrated gem...such an underrated gem...
 
I don't even know where to start when describing how awesome this episode is. It's such a clever turn of event. Mr. Krabs is forced, legally, to give Plankton a Krabby Patty. With the clock ticking, Krabs has to try everything in his power to prevent it from happening. Also, how come Krabs has never copyrighted, or patented the Krabby Patty? If Plankton is able to use legal action for being unjustly discriminated, due to being an enemy of Krabs, isn't Krabs allowed to sue Plankton if he successfully steals the formula? That's so odd, Plankton can get arrested for trying to steal it, yet at the end of the episode, he sells free Krabby Patties. The logic of this concept is smart, yet Krabs never even thinks of the concept! Eh, maybe it'd make a good series finale.
 
Anyway, For Here Or to Go is a genius episode where no matter what our protagonists can do, one way or another, they have to give Plankton a Krabby Patty. This is a pretty complex episode, and I really dig that. Plankton will get a patty. That's a fact, there's nothing stopping him from getting it. The episode focuses on how the protagonists try to figure out a way to go around this scenario. The episode was brilliantly directed, and I must give props to both the writers, and director(s) of this episode. There's plenty of funny jokes that keep the situation from being completely serious, and fitting in with a regular SpongeBob episode. The clever spin on Plankton using legal action against the Krusty Krab is such a brilliant premise, and it's not the standard legal practice we see in cartoons (Previously shown in Krabs vs. Plankton), but rather a more interesting, complicated form of legal action.
 
The ending is what truly sells this episode, with Krabs finally admitting defeat, but realizing one way he might be able to keep Plankton from using a Krabby Patty for his own purpose. This way forces Plankton to have to eat the patty on Krusty Krab property. An incredible loophole from Krabs, indeed. But that's not the end of it all. Plankton swallows his patty whole, and rushes to the Chum Bucket, with Karen dissecting the patty out of him (Without time to give him anesthetic.). He sells the product, but with the elements of his stomach included, making for a hilarious reaction from the grossed out customers who attended the Chum Bucket.
 
All in all, one of the most clever episodes in the Season.
 
Before we move on to the Number 1 pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
The Way of the Sponge
The Bad: A pretty forgettable setup to the conflict.
The Good: Buzzy is a pretty cool character.
The Best: The awesome thrill of the climax mixed with a nice ending.
 
Drive Thru
The Bad: Krabs greed taking over in the climax involving him destroying the Krusty Krab.
The Good: The concept sounds intriguing.
The Best: The interactions between SpongeBob/Squidward and the customers.
 
The Hot Shot
The Bad: While a good character, Tony Fast Jr. has no real personality, aside from a stereotype.
The Good: I like the idea of this "macho miracle worker", chill, laid back character hanging out with the neurotic SpongeBob.
The Best: The exciting driving scene in the climax is very entertaining.
 
And the Number 1 Best Episode of SpongeBob's Eighth Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Hello Bikini Bottom!
Original Airdate: 10-8-2012
Plot: Squidward and SpongeBob end up becoming a musical duo, and travel on tour. Unfortunately, Mr. Krabs' tactics as their manager launches them into a crazy situation.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, Colonel Carper Squidward, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: This is the final episode Aaron Springer worked on as a writer, after being around for over 14 years. It is also the final episode of the series not to be broadcasted in the 16:9 ratio.
 
Yes friends, Hello Bikini Bottom! is the best episode of SpongeBob's Eighth Season. I love this episode, and I'm pretty sure everyone agrees with me when I say this a fantastic episode. Hello Bikini Bottom! is such a moving episode. Here we have one of the blandest Seasons in the show's run, and it has such a special finale that holds up as being one of the best episodes of the series. It has a neat idea, focusing in on Squidward and SpongeBob's musical side being explored with both of them together. And no, they're not terrible just for laughs, it's the characters in their surroundings that supply the laughs. Krabs' sneaky tactics to save money are really funny, the absurd concept of Krabs auctioning the Krusty Krab (The entire restaurant, yes, the physical restaurant is placed in a Pawn Shop), there's just so many great parts about this episode, and in a way, they all tie together. The jokes are there to be funny, but they also serve a purpose in the plot. The cheap tactics used by Krabs comes back later to bite him in the but, when Colonel Carper (The villain in the episode) takes back Krabs' money in a form of revenge for stealing his equipment, and planned clients.
 
Yeah, there's an actual villain in this episode. It's not Plankton, it's an entirely newly introduced villain. And in a way, he's not like most villains where he's "evil" just to be "evil", he has a legitimate reason to be the antagonist of the story. Krabs takes SpongeBob & Squidward from him, when he was on the verge of becoming their manager, AND steals his equipment and audience. So, it's justified for Colonel to act like a jerk, coming after Krabs and his band when they've hit rock bottom. But, he does it in such an unlikable, and over-reactive fashion that he's bad enough to be a villain, and that's what makes this complex character truly work as a villain.
 
The joke about the Krusty Krab being put in a Pawn Shop. Yeah, it's hilarious, but it's actually a crucial move, because if the band fails, they have nothing to fall back on. If they're out of money, they can't get the Krusty Krab back, and it's pretty important.
 
Also, think about SpongeBob & Squidward. They started this whole thing just by simply playing music in their houses on a regular day, because that's what they like to do. They get wrapped up in all this mess, that by the time Squidward calls it quits, he and SpongeBob end up realizing what this is all about. Not the fame, nor the fortune, but for the music. And it's not in your face, nor is it directly said to you, but it's there, subtly, and it's an excellent tie to Squidward and SpongeBob at their core, just their love for making music.
 
The episode is brilliantly directed, brilliantly. The timing on tons of jokes is really perfected in this episode, and let me tell you, there are A LOT of jokes.
 
The episode shines the most, however, at it's climax. That beautiful, beautiful song with SpongeBob & Squidward, set with glorious visuals that perfectly represent the tone of the atmosphere. They've been through a lot of struggles, Squidward wants to leave, but SpongeBob still cares about the music. It's such a glorious song, and despite being at the bottom of their game, their current lifestyle is over as they know it, without their jobs, they still love what truly matters the most. The music. And it's handled beautifully, followed by the funniest joke in the episode.
 
My only complaint was the rushed ending, and how out of place it felt after such a gloriously crafted episode, but I can let it slide, since 1. It's funny, and 2. It's just a small little speck in the overall episode.
 
Overall, Hello Bikini Bottom! is a much more in-depth experience than you'd think it is. It's the one extended episode that truly takes advantage of it's time, telling a story, with plenty of great jokes, songs, and memorable characters. Hello Bikini Bottom! is without a doubt the best episode of SpongeBob's Eighth Season.
 
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Overall, Season 8 isn't perfect. Far from it, it's one of the most flawed Seasons in this show's history. But, if you look at it's good side, you can see that it has some of the best episodes of the series. Well folks, I've finally done it. I've done a Top 10 for the first Eight Seasons of SpongeBob, and I gotta say, I'm really excited for my upcoming Top 10s. I've been waiting to do a Top 10 for Season 9 since the spring of 2015. I'm really looking forward to it. Stay tuned for my picks for the Top 10 Worst Season 9 SpongeBob Episodes.
 

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Happy Presidents Day everybody! Speaking of Presidents, did you know SpongeBob's Ninth Season lasted longer than Barack Obama's second term in office? That's right! This Season premiered in July 2012, a few months before Obama was reelected for a second term, and aired it's final episode in February 2017, a month into the Trump administration.

 

In honor of it being a three-day weekend and a holiday, I'm going to celebrate by posting two lists, instead of just one. I already posted my thoughts and opinions on Season 8 back on Friday, and since it took a while between the posting of my Top/Bottom 10 lists for Season 7 and the lists for Season 8, I decided to torture treat you guys with another list. Prepare yourselves, as these lists are going to be quite interesting. These are my picks for the Top 10 Worst/Best Season 9 SpongeBob Episodes. Originally written from September 13th-September 19th, 2017.

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f you aren't aware, SpongeBob's Ninth Season is my personal favorite Season in the entire series, containing a small amount of episodes I hate, and tons of episodes I love, even more so than Season 3. Overall, SpongeBob's Ninth Season is a big improvement over it's Eighth Season, whether it's episodes from the first half, or the second half. Still, every Season has it's bad episodes, even the classics have their share of bad ones. Today, I shall be counting down my picks for the Top 10 Worst Season 9 SpongeBob Episodes. As usual, this'll be based off my personal opinion of an episode, as well as how I judge the quality of the episode. Let's get started.
 
10. It Came From Goo Lagoon
Original Airdate: 2-17-2014
Plot: A mysterious substance deep within Goo Lagoon goes under Plankton's control, in order to be a threat against all of Bikini Bottom, demanding he be given the secret formula to the Krabby Patty. Or else...
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Sandy, Plankton, Patrick
Fun Fact: This is the last special to premiere until 2017.
 
Surprisingly enough, I hate this special. This is one of the lamest specials within the series, it feels so deprived of creativity. Sure, the concept of mysterious goo within Goo Lagoon sounds like a neat concept, but instead of actually creating some sort of grand adventure, similar to Whelk Attack, The Krabby Patty that Ate Bikini Bottom, and Planet of the Jellyfish, we get an episode centered around...Plankton. This special just feels so forced, as if there's no real reason for it to exist, other than to earn Nick some extra money promoting it, along with the "Goo Challenge" (Yeah, does anyone remember that?). The concept as I mentioned before has plenty of potential, but alas, the writers didn't have any real idea as to what they intended to do with that concept alone, and decided to shoehorn Plankton in. I mean, if this was an episode focusing on SpongeBob & Sandy exploring the deep, treacherous bottom of Goo Lagoon, trying to uncover the mystery of these Goo balls, that would make for a pretty entertaining episode. There's be plenty of great visuals, possibility for self-awareness humor involving them swimming in a Lagoon in the ocean, etc.
 
Instead, we get one of the most watered down Plankton episodes out there, resulting in a forgettable mess of mediocrity. The "humor" in this episode mostly relies on visual gags. Are they creative? No...
 
Are they at least provide some form of clever humor? No...
 
Is the animation good? No...
 
The humor relies mostly on the characters interacting with the Goo Blobs, and a lot of the jokes really fall flat. I don't think I can think of a joke that's actually funny within this episode. SpongeBob & Patrick finding a way to annoy Squidward with the Goo Balls feels stale, and unoriginal, so far as to make their form of annoying Squidward in That Sinking Feeling appear like a genius form of humor.
 
The idiotic "SpongeBlob" pun is one of the worst running gags I've seen in this series (Not as awful as the one in Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful, though), and most of the other gags in this episode are super forgettable. There's not even that much of a climax. Plankton simply pops the Goo Bubble, resulting everyone in a mess, Krabs gets to keep the formula, it's pretty much the laziest, anti-climactic plot point I've seen in a SpongeBob special. Even worse than the climax of Truth Or Square.
 
A lot of people tend to overlook this one, particularly to criticize Little Yellow Book, SpongeBob You're Fired, etc.
 
But I personally find this to be one of the most boring episodes in the entire Season, with no real ounce of originality, characters that hardly seem alive, gags that aren't funny, it's a really weak episode, one of my personal least favorite specials in the series.
 
9. Bumper to Bumper
Original Airdate: 11-17-2012
Plot: Mrs. Puff decides to teach SpongeBob out in empty territory, where he'd likely not be as stressed out on a regular road.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mrs. Puff
Fun Fact: This is the only starring role of Mrs. Puff in Season 9.
 
Meh, this is one of the most unmemorable episodes in the series. While not as bad as It Came From Bikini Bottom, this episode some how manages to be less memorable than that abomination. The premise of this episode just doesn't feel like a completely original idea. It's basic premise feels as if the writers didn't have any new ideas for a Boating School episode, so they decided to bring it into a different environment, having Puff and SpongeBob interact with it. The premise is harmless, it's not executed in a way that essentially makes it feel unoriginal, it just feels only half-baked, you know? As if the writing team gave up once they got across their basic premise. No extra layers, just a Boating School episode taking place in the middle of nowhere. And it doesn't stand out. It blends in with a lot of other Boating School episodes, goodness, those can't even be blended in with this episode, because they usually had at least 1 original element that made the episode stand apart from other episodes of the same genre. This is the most basic episode you can get with making a Boating School episode. The characters in this episode are fine, and there's not that much that seems harmless in the episode...until we reach that stupid ending. Of course, Mrs. Puff has to be arrested. Why? It's pretty much treated like a routine now. There was no reason for Puff to be arrested, or at least in the style she was arrested. This episode contains a story that couldn't really be picked up, nor could it be really ended. The writers went the lazy route by incorporating the "arrest Puff" trope that has been done to death in this series. Oh yeah, the humor in this episode is super forgettable. I can't remember a single joke in this episode. I know some exist that I like, since I usually get good vibes thinking about this episode, but this contains some of the most forgettable sequences in the series. Overall, not that harmless of an episode, but still a pretty weak one.
 
8. Squid Defense
Original Airdate: 1-1-2013
Plot: After feeling threatened, Squidward goes to Sandy and SpongeBob to help him become skilled in Karate.
Main Characters: Squidward, Sandy, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: This is the third time Squidward has been in Sandy's Treedome (The previous two times being in Squidtastic Voyage, and A Flea in Her Dome).
 
Eh, this isn't too bad of an episode, but still contains a pretty weak ending. Squid Defense has an actually interesting premise, and you're intrigued by it, wanting to see the results of Squidward's journey to become a Karate expert. So far, we've had really uninspired plots on this list. This is the first episode on the list that actually has a pretty good plot. In fact, there are actually some funny jokes in this episode, particularly when Squidward is training to become the Karate expert. The setup of the conflict is brilliantly well done, the atmosphere, and mood of Squidward' surroundings perfectly fit the situation, and I think the training scenes are actually pretty decent. Of course, until Squidward becomes full of himself, and becomes mad with power. Then, the episode takes a turn for the worst. No one likes an arrogant character. Correction, no one likes an unfunny arrogant character. This show has perfectly created a likable, and funny arrogant character, being none other than Squilliam Fancyson. Of course, in this case I'm referring to Squidward as being handled wrong in terms of his arrogance. He can be full of himself in a way that plays off (Such as his appearances in Not Normal, Squid Plus One, etc.). However, this episode poorly handles his character, utterly shifting from being perfectly in-character, to being completely out-of-character. Why does this happen? I seriously don't know. Maybe the writers wanted to teach a lesson about self-defense? Who knows. But what I do know is that Squidward's attitude towards the end of the episode completely changes the direction of the episode, turning Squidward into the villain, after a big misunderstanding. If you ask me, if the writers wanted to enforce a moral at the end of the episode, this is how they should've done it.
 
Instead of having Squidward attack the guy who he misunderstood, have the guy return his groceries right before Squidward is about to attack. Before then, you can build up how confident Squid is to "teach this guy a lesson", maybe include some funny visual scenes of him preparing to fight. But, when he's about to fight, the guy hands Squidward his groceries. Squidward asks the guy if he was going to attack him, but the guy informs him that he wasn't, and apologizes for giving off the wrong impression, allowing Squidward to learn his lesson that he shouldn't skip to conclusions, and that there's always some good in people. Then, he also learns to only use violence for self-defense (Thus, incorporating that lesson into the episode as well). We cut to later that week, where we see SpongeBob & Squidward leaving the Krusty Krab, only to be mugged. They look at each other grinning, and jump into a sequence of defending themselves via Karate, allowing for an exciting ending.
 
See, this is how the episode should've ended. But instead, we get Squidward beating up the guy senseless, followed by him being beat up as they payoff for his actions. It is a really lousy ending, which is a shame, because this could've been one of the better episodes of this Season. Overall, this episode does have some good parts, but definitely is executed in one of the worst ways possible.
 
7. The Fish Bowl
Original Airdate: 5-2-2016
Plot: Sandy decides to study the traits of her friends when putting one in power of the other.
Main Characters: Sandy, Patrick, SpongeBob, Squidward
Fun Fact: This is the first episode of the second half of Season 9 to gain tons of backlash among fans.
 
I get what this episode was trying to do. In fact, the plot actually sounds like a really good psychological experiment, which would be pretty need to delve into. Alas, some of the characters in this episode are way too over-the-top when it comes to their behavior. Instead of having a balanced, realistic form of behavior, we get the most unlikable performance from Patrick in the entire series, intentionally, and a super wound up Squidward. Now, I am going to say this, I'm not against wound up Squidward, in fact I find him funny in this episode. Unfortunately, he's the "comic relief", and that results in his joke being pushed into the ground way too much. Patrick's jerky behavior is done intentionally, and Patrick does apologize at the end, realizing what a big jerk he was (Something that was absent from Yours, Mine, and Mine), but unfortunately, the writer of this episode really pumped his behavior, not having a fair balance with his cocky attitude, and his traditional Patrick-like behavior. Instead, we get the worst we've ever seen from Patrick's character. I'm at least happy he feels bad for what he did, but that doesn't excuse the fact that a majority of this episode's humor relies on Patrick's nasty behavior. The episode's premise is quite complex, one that could actually work well, but unfortunately, stretching it out into an 11 minute episode just doesn't work. If it was a 4 minute, even 7 minute episode, this could've been an actually decent episode. Instead, the scenes of SpongeBob & Patrick's interaction is dragged out, and it becomes really irritated. I will give the writer of this episode credit for having SpongeBob stand up for himself (Something SpongeBob DEFINITELY would do if he was driven over the edge, especially by his best friend). This episode could've actually been a fine take on human nature, but unfortunately, we're exposed to plenty of jokes that miss their mark, as well as super unlikable performances from Patrick. It could've been a fine episode, it just went too far.
 
6. Mutiny on the Krusty
Original Airdate: 10-8-2016
Plot: Sucked into a drift, the Krusty Krab is in chaos. Krabs steps in as a cold, ruthless leader of the people aboard the restaurant, but slowly and surely, people begin an uprising against the Krab.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Customers
Fun Fact: The animation of the fish bouncing around in the Krusty Krab is used twice in this episode, and it's painfully obvious.
 
Oh no...
 
Mutiny on the Krusty is a metaphor for how a seemingly heartless captain controls his ship. And unfortunately, this causes some pretty big problems for the episode. The plot is actually quite creative. I like the concept of the Krusty Krab sucked into a drift, and I think the idea of it being used parallel to that of a pirate ship is a pretty genius idea. Unfortunately, the writers stretch Krabs' "Captain" stereotype way too far in this episode. He's just an exaggerated form of a ruthless leader, he is really one-dimensional in this episode. I would've actually liked to see the soft side to this ruthless version of Krabs, talking to SpongeBob. That way, the little exchange of dialogue between the two at the end of the episode would've felt more legitimate than it actually does. It comes off as an ending that wouldn't realistically happen after all the crew has been through. Krabs has shown no signs of mercy in this episode, even for SpongeBob, so showing the "sweet" little exchange of dialogue between the two at the end of the episode essentially doesn't feel as if it'd actually happen. Krabs wouldn't say those things to SpongeBob, it just doesn't follow the type of character he's been throughout the entire episode. As for jokes? Well...there aren't too many. At least, not many that're actually funny. Most of the episode is a lot of screaming, yelling, and suspense, so there's not that many jokes in this episode. What about the rest of the characters? Well...
 
The customers come off as really weak, flexible characters. For the longest time, they hate Krabs, but once Squidward is eaten, they immediately beg for Krabs' mercy. Their viewpoint on the situation is quickly altered with no restraint! They feel like pawns used to keep the story running around, they don't feel that necessary, not really swaying character's interactions. What about Squidward? He tries to be a good leader, but once he ultimately fails due to lack of experience, everyone turns their back on him with no remorse. I guess that does fit the pirate way of this episode, but it simply doesn't provide a fair reason for Krabs to return as the main character. The episode does have some pretty good action moments, but for the most part, this is a very flawed episode, with plenty of characters failing to keep the conflict well developed.
 
5. Yeti Krabs
Original Airdate: 3-29-2015
Plot: In order to keep SpongeBob & Squidward busy, Mr. Krabs makes up the tale of the "Yeti Krab", in a way to warn SpongeBob and Squidward that if they don't work, the Yeti Krab will attack them. But, what happens when the Yeti Krab turns out to actually be real?
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, the Yeti Krab, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This episode aired exactly one year after it's partner episode, Kenny the Cat aired.
 
Just...what is this episode? This has got to be one of the silliest premises I've ever witnessed. In a way, it kind of feels like Gullible Pants, Face Freeze! & The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom had a baby to create this. How do I describe Yeti Krabs? Well, first off the plot is laughably bad. No seriously, it's a so-bad-it's-good premise. Just the sheer absurdity of this plot, the fact that writers came up with such a ridiculous idea for an excuse of an episode, likely because they were out of ideas to create episodes alone makes this a ridiculous episode. How do I put this into words? I can't take this episode seriously. You can't wince when Squidward pokes fun at the Yeti Krab, or when the Yeti Krab attacks him, because it's such an insanely absurd episode. The episode is extremely forgettable first off (Likely thanks to Nick not airing it until a year after it's partner episode aired), and the humor isn't even that good. It's a pretty bland, predictable episode if you ask me. You can't take this episode seriously, because of the way the plot is executed. It's not even done in a serious manner, it's done in an unoriginal, predictable format. I don't even think our main characters leave the Krusty Krab. The entire episode takes place here. Yeti Krabs is truly a marvel for all the wrong reasons.
 
4. Company Picnic
Original Airdate: 9-25-2015
Plot: After holding a cheap Company Picnic, Plankton persuades Krabs into giving him the formula, by giving him the picnic of a lifetime.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Plankton, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: The episode began production around 2013, but was put on hold due to production on Sponge Out of Water. After production of Sponge Out of Water finished, this episode was picked up by the newer staff.
 
Oh good grief. Such a flawed episode in many, many ways. Just how do I even point out how stupidly idiotic Krabs becomes in this episode? He goes completely out of character, ditching the one possession his life has centered around, in exchange for a free, fun picnic? That's absurd even for Krabs. No matter what the price is, no matter how free, Krabs would never give up the formula to Plankton. It's completely absurd! There's no way I'm wasting my time going super in-depth over what's wrong with such a plot hole, that's large enough to fill the Grand Canyon. The writer of this episode literally broke the main premise of the Krabs/Plankton formula...Krabs doesn't give Plankton the formula. Hence, why he tries to steal it. It's completely redundant from this character's main outlook on life for over 15 years!  He wasn't even offered physical money, just a chance to attend Plankton's company picnic.
 
Also, the humor in this episode is very pathetic. There are some funny gags, like the face painting gags, as well as SpongeBob's pickle family, but for the most part the jokes in this episode really fail to entertain me. The main concept of the episode too seems pretty flawed as well. Why would Plankton compete with the Krusty Krabs' company picnic? Hello! He spent an entire episode trying to steal the formula while the Krusty Krab was empty...twice! (Frozen Face Off, and Bucket Sweet Bucket). Overall, Company Picnic really botches the Plankton/Krabs concept, and essentially fails at trying to be funny, as well.
 
3. SpongeBob You're Fired
Original Airdate: 11-11-2013
Plot: SpongeBob is fired from the Krusty Krab for budget cuts, so now he has to figure out what to do with his life.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Restaurant Owners
Fun Fact: This is the only SpongeBob special to garner plenty of controversy aside from critical backlash.
 
Oh man. Do I have to talk about this one? *Sigh* Oh, okay. Well friends, it comes to no surprise that this one is in the Top 3 for this list. SpongeBob You're Fired is the ultimate example of when writers are forced to write a special against their will. At least they tried in Atlantis SquarePantis, and seemed like they had fun working on it. At least they developed some funny/creative sequences in Truth or Square. This is the most unoriginal episode in the entire series. First off, how do I even describe how foolish the motivations for Krabs is in this episode? This could've been avoided if he fired Squidward. Goodness, I'd WANT to see a special where he fires Squidward. Why do the writers pull this crap? They always have a moment where SpongeBob is let go, yet whenever they do, Squidward remains an employee. Why? Krabs has obviously learned his lesson from past atrocious experiences (Like in Pickles), so how come he pulls off such an idiotic move from a business standpoint? SpongeBob is in it for the love of working, Squidward does it for earning money. FIRE THE SQUID! This type of plot has been done before as well! Bummer Vacation, Model Sponge, even Le Big Switch did this to an extent. Why do this type of plot with such awful motivations! There's no care put into the setup for the conflict, it's just a shameless "What if..." scenario that has no respect for past episodes similar to this one. The humor in this episode...there is no humor. People became offended by the "Unemployed" scene, but personally I find it harmless. Goodness, it's one of the stronger parts of the episode. Still completely out of character for Sandy, well done.
 
The rest of the episode is essentially Le Big Switch mashed with Whatever Happened to SpongeBob?. SpongeBob being fought over isn't new, him messing up with cooking, only to have it actually succeed isn't knew, the whole montage of jobs isn't new. It's a pathetically lazy sequence. The one saving grace...THE ONE SAVING GRACE of this episode is Squidward. I loved how he saved SpongeBob at the end of the episode, and his motivations for his actions are justified. Still, it's followed by an incredibly stupid reason for Krabs to fire him. Overall, a nasty mess of writing without any care put into it.
 
2. Little Yellow Book
Original Airdate: 3-2-2013
Plot: Squidward gets a hold of SpongeBob's diary, and mocks him.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Bikini Bottomites
Fun Fact: This is the only Season 9 episode in which a massive meme was spun off of it.
 
I tried, I really tried to avoid having this so high on the list, as that's generally the case for most Top __ Worst lists for Season 9, but unfortunately, I have to talk about this episode. I ranted about how selfish the Bikini Bottomites were in The Sponge Who Could Fly, way back in my Season 3 Top 10 Worst list. Now, I think they were poorly written even more so in this episode than that lousy special. This episode, I think would actually be fine if they weren't apart of it. The concept of Squidward getting ahold of SpongeBob's diary is actually a pretty interesting concept, and there are actually a handful of jokes I find to be really funny in this episode. Alas, the level of hypocrisy of the Bikini Bottomites is insanely high. You think their opinions/views were biased depending on their situation in Mutiny on the Krusty? Oh man, they look like someone who voted for Trump & Hillary at the same time compared to the citizens in this episode! They go from laughing, and ridiculing SpongeBob at the beginning of the episode, to suddenly being angry at Squidward for reading SpongeBob's diary! And no, they didn't just realize he was reading it the moment SpongeBob pointed out that it was his diary, in fact, Squidward himself pointed out that he was holding SpongeBob's diary before even mocking him, to a customer! They are gigantic hypocrites in this episode! I don't know if it's to make themselves look good, or because they're flat out idiots. They know darn well Squidward was reading SpongeBob's diary. They know that. That's not an opinion, that's a fact. And they switch their position on the situation faster than Bush did on taxes in '92 (Okay, enough with the politics). Oh yeah, and once SpongeBob decides to publish his diary it ends up (Which alone sounds like a funny concept, until it's automatically ruined by...) becoming a best seller! Just...how!? People apparently love this stuff, but they're took cowardly to admit it, and join in the party when it means they look bad! It is a disgusting trait, and is in control of Squidward's fate in the episode. The episode relies on what happens to Squidward, Squidward isn't in control, it's the people around him. That's what makes this one of the worst episodes in the series, because such a crucial detail within the episode is severely messed up. Oh yeah, Squidward reads SpongeBob's other diary right afterwards, and is ridiculed once again (Yet, apparently SpongeBob's diary was a best selling book? That's a load of garbage!).
 
Before I move onto the Number 1 pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
Snail Mail- A pretty weak episode, with a generic plot, and hit/miss humor.
 
Kenny the Cat- Meh, this one just doesn't do it for me. Especially the abrupt ending.
 
Two Thumbs Down- Not as funny as the writer intended this to be. Also, the plot is lame.
 
Lame and Fortune- Yeah, I actually dislike this episode. Never really enjoyed it.
 
And finally, the Worst Episode of SpongeBob's Ninth Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Squid Baby
Original Airdate: 9-3-2012
Plot: After hitting his head too many times, Squidward has the mind of an infant, and it's up to SpongeBob & Patrick to keep watch of him, and keep him from hitting his head too many times.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: All the scenes at the Krusty Krab take place during a rainstorm. This is likely symbolic of SpongeBob and Patrick's mood towards parenting Squidward.
 
I can't stand this episode, sincerely, I can't stand it. Squid Baby is one of the worst episodes in the entire series, it is an absolutely horrendous episode, just who even has the brain cells to find this episode funny!? The plot is ludicrous, I don't even know anyone who would think a plot like this would be actually funny, and worst of all, this episode's sense of humor is absolutely terrible! There are tons of awful jokes in this episode, from gross-out gags, to the super annoying "head smashing" running gag, this episode's humor contains some of the worst forms of humor in the entire series! The plot is ridiculous (With the premise of SpongeBob & Patrick taking care of an infant already being done in Rock-A-Bivalve), thus causing it to rely heavily on jokes. And of course, the jokes in this episode are even worse than the concept alone! SpongeBob & Patrick's immaturity is cranked up to the max at the beginning of the episode. We've seen SpongeBob & Patrick flanderized before to better fit the episode's plot, but this episode takes it way too far. Never would SpongeBob and Patrick find joy out of playing with baby toys, no matter what Season or Era, this is completely out of character. Tons of pain-driven scenes, and no cartoony pain, I mean realistic pain, it is awful to watch. The constant gross-out humor, nonstop head gags, resulting in a super frustrating mess to watch unfold. Such an atrocity, such an awful, such a horrendous mess that I consider to be the worst episode of SpongeBob's Ninth Season.
 
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So there you have it. Overall, Season 9's bad episodes don't tend to be as bad as Season 8's bad episodes. There are still flawed episodes, but a lot of episodes still have at least some redeeming quality to it (Like Bumper to Bumper and Mutiny on the Krusty). As for the rest of Season 9, well. There's a lot of great episodes in this Season, 10 of these great episodes will be analyzed and reviewed next time, in my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 9 SpongeBob Episodes.
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It's time for a list I've been waiting to make for over 2 years now. It's time for a list I'm sure tons of fans have been waiting for years to make. It's time to share my picks for my favorite Season in SpongeBob, Season Nine. These are my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 9 SpongeBob Episodes (Based on my personal opinion, and the quality of the episode).
 
10. Pineapple Invasion
Original Airdate: 7-14-2016
Plot: Since Plankton is getting closer and closer to stealing the formula through each attempt, Krabs gives SpongeBob the formula to hide at his house. Plankton catches on, and tries to steal it. There's only one obstacle in the way, and that obstacle is Gary.
Main Characters: Plankton, Gary, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Plankton screams "My Leg!" in this episode (A nod to the classic running gag in which Fred, a background character also voiced by Mr. Lawrence screams "My Leg!")
 
Ah, Pineapple Invasion. One of the funniest episodes in the entire Season. This episode is such a breath of fresh air, filled to the brim, with fast-paced humor. Non-stop, about every half a minute or so, I find a gag that's really funny. Sometimes it's a simple visual based gag, other times it's a more complex joke, with a funny set up, and hilarious payoff. The plot for this episode isn't that good to be honest, but the humor really keeps this a strong episode. The Mr. Stinky opening is one of the funniest jokes to kick of the episode in the entire series. Seriously, this is such a hilarious sequence, from the character's reaction to the skunk, Krabs using SpongeBob's arm to replace his nose in a cartoony fashion, the hilarious concept of this scheme alone, and the hilarious failed ending to the opening. This is how the entire episode works. When a joke comes off strong, it usually does so in layers, with multiple reasons as to why it's a funny joke. It relies on simplistic humor every now and again, but we usually get at least more than one reason why the joke works. The interaction between Plankton and Gary are directed very well. Plankton and Gary have only interacted with each other previously, in Shellback Shenanigans, so seeing this newly developed chemistry form between the two is an absolute delight. I just can't keep going on praising the pacing of this episode, because I'd just repeat myself. The humor works in part of this episode's pacing. It comes off as a pretty fast paced episode, when it needs to be. It isn't crazy all the time, it perfectly paces itself, when some moments are needed to be a little more crazy than usual, and the other moments don't need to rely on fast animation. The animation in this episode is awesome, they really push the boundaries with what you can get away with in a cartoon. The opening sequence alone can sum up what's in store for you in the rest of the episode. The climax of this episode is very well directed, and I love the plot twist ending, that tied back to a previous instance where Plankton is happy that he doesn't have a nose. It's a perfect form of foreshadowing, and doesn't come across as a lazy ending shoehorned into the episode. It's a great way for Plankton to get defeated. Rather than being caught, he is the cause of his own failure, which is a great change from the typical climax/ending of a Plankton episode. Overall, despite having a really simple plot, the episode manages to stay lively with brilliant direction.
 
9. Tutor Sauce
Original Airdate: 7-16-2015
Plot: Mr. Krabs teaches SpongeBob how to drive a boat.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: It's revealed Pearl never went to Boating School, and Krabs taught her, himself.
 
I don't think...I've ever laughed at an episode as much as I did this one. Tutor Sauce is an amazing episode, I love this episode. It's one of the funniest episodes in the series. While not as funny as Chocolate With Nuts or Wet Painters, it still holds up as an extremely funny episode. The episode is one of the simplest episodes you can get. And all the time in this episode is dedicated to these short little sequences of SpongeBob somehow finding a way to damage the Krusty Krab. And no, it's not done in a such a predictable way. The writer of this episode wrote out very clever sequences that differs from past episodes relying on running gags as a key source of comedy (I'm talking to you Someone's In the Kitchen With Sandy!). I'm not going to go out of my way explaining how funny these jokes are, they're just simply funny! There's a lot of funny jokes in this episode, and that really makes for a likable episode. Also, not all the jokes rely on SpongeBob's failing. This episode has an odd blend of surreal humor mixed in with it's main content. While on one hand the episode feels like a Looney Tunes cartoon, on the other end, you get this weird sensation that differs from any other episode in the series. The climax of this episode is hilarious random, and is executed in such a bizarre way. Still, great designs are used in this sequence that enhances how absurd the sequence appears. The ending is a little predictable, but c'mon. The rest of the episode completely separated itself from a regular SpongeBob episode, it's perfectly fine to have a little more "down-to-earth" ending. Also, I really like Krabs' character in this episode. The writer of this episode made him a much more compassionate character, caring about SpongeBob personally, and not from a greedy perspective. A nice change that makes Krabs feels a little more well-rounded. That's not to say he hasn't done good deeds without the want for money, he just hasn't done it in a while up until this point. It's a great dynamic between the more level-headed Krabs who tries to keep his cool with the spasmodic Sponge. It's also kind of funny to see Krabs' bill constantly go up after years of episodes where losing even a single dime could make him go crazy. It's a brilliantly done episode that really goes out of it's way to be sometime completely out of the ordinary for a SpongeBob episode.
 
8. Bulletin Board
Original Airdate: 10-1-2016
Plot: The Krusty Krab puts up a bulletin board for customers to write out their thoughts and opinions on the restaurant. However, after a negative comment shows up, customers begin to turn to a more negative outlook on the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs wants to obliterate the comment, but SpongeBob tries to keep it as a way to respect freedom of speech.
Main Characters: Patrick, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Bubble Bass
Fun Fact: This is the first major appearance of Bubble Bass in over 17 years, since his debut in Pickles.
 
What a charming episode. I mean it, what a charming episode! Such a brilliant metaphor for social media, this episode's complexity takes things to a whole new level as we get a charming little episode about a bulletin board, shaped into a commentary on misunderstanding forms of writing. Anything written or typed, doesn't have a voice to it. For all you know, I could be typing this in a happy nature, or I could by typing this in a depressed nature. Words don't have a tone to them, unless they're delivered, so the whole miscommunication "plot twist" of this episode is completely warranted. You could mistake this for a lame plot twist, but honestly, it's a perfect conflict that indirectly teaches the viewer a lesson. That says, aside from the rich message put within a simple plot, does this episode deserve to be so high on the list? I would say so. Patrick is such a lovable character in this episode. Finally, we get a super friendly, innocent version of the sea star. Not the jerk we've seen in past episodes. Seriously, Patrick is such a likable character in this episode, I don't even feel frustrated by his commitment to posting mean comments about the Krusty Krab. His personality in this episode is so pleasant to see, that you kind of root for the guy, who was put in a situation he didn't want to be in, in the first place. The rest of the characters are pretty good too. Also, you gotta love that Bubble Bass is a prominent character in this episode. And it's not like he's shoe horned in just for fan service, oh no, he perfectly fits in this episode. His personality, being a stubborn, "know-it-all" critic perfectly fits him in as a tool to help the conflict move along. He serves a purpose, he's not there just for laughs, he's there because he's vital to the plot. This is the perfect environment to be in, too. It's not like he's there because "script says so", this is the type of situation I can genuinely believe that he'd get into. While there's not too many jokes I find that funny in this episode, Bulletin Board perfectly masters delivering a solid story, one that shows you there's both sides to everything, and not in cheesily forced fashion either.
 
7. Safe Deposit Krabs
Original Airdate: 5-25-2013
Plot: In an effort to not split up from his penny after depositing it, Krabs ends up locked in the new Bikini Bottom Mint Vault. It's up to SpongeBob & Patrick to save him, as he slowly goes insane within the money vault.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: This is the first time SpongeBob and Patrick attempt to break into a bank (They've previously tried to rob one in Doing Time).
 
By far, one of the most creative episodes in the entire Season, Safe Deposit Krabs gives us a crazy scenario, and despite it's absurdity that sounds ludicrous, the episode is surprisingly executed very well. We get a completely original plot that's very entertaining to witness be carried out. The humor is a little more subtle in this episode (When it's not being pointed out in your face in a very obvious way, particularly Patrick's reaction to SpongeBob asking him if he could help him break into a bank). I think the highlight of the episode is just seeing Krabs slowly lose his sanity within the vault. It's such an entertaining sequence, with some good jokes here and there, and it also gives the episode a kind of suspenseful tone to it. Seriously, up until this point, the episode feels like a bland, predictable episode, but with the whole "losing air" plot device introduced, it totally gives the episode an entirely new rush of excitement. SpongeBob & Patrick's sequences breaking into the bank are pretty funny (Goodness, anything involving SpongeBob & Patrick breaking into something is funny), but I personally feel as though it's overshadowed by Krabs' sequences. Also, I gotta love seeing Krabs beat up the vacuum. Just the direction of the scene really pays off, somehow making the big climax even more exciting then it's intended to be. It's a quirky episode, and that gives it this creative charm that I can really admire. There was never a need for an episode like this, but the writers made it not because they had to, but because they simply wanted to, thinking it's a good idea. It keeps itself separated from past episodes focused on Krabs and money, by focusing on Krabs losing air (Which in itself doesn't make sense since they're underwater, but hey, swimming pools exist in this universe too, so it's not the only time logic was completely defied), allowing more outlandish sequences to occur, rather than feeling like a stale episode we've already seen before (Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation). Overall, it's a one-of-a-kind episode.
 
6. Pull Up A Barrel
Original Airdate: 9-18-2015
Plot: Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob & Squidward a story from back when he was in the Navy.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, Esign, Captain Scarfish
Fun Fact: Vincent Waller has officially revealed that this episode is shown from SpongeBob's perspective, which is why the main characters represent characters from Krabs' navy days.
 
Ah, Pull Up A Barrel. One of the more endearing episodes of the Season. This is the first time we really get a look at what it was like back when Mr. Krabs was in the Navy. Sure, Shell of a Man touched on his Navy Buddies, and how he was "the toughest of the tough", but this is the first real in-depth look at what it was like for him in the Navy, and honestly, it's a nice episode. Nothing really too complicated about it, it's just a fun little look at a story from Krabs' Navy Days. Rather than introduce completely new characters, we are given the interpretation of what the events look like through SpongeBob's mind when listening to the story (While eating really stale crackers). And I must say, using the characters we're already familiar with to fill in the spots of completely new characters actually works pretty well. The interpretation of Captain Scarfish makes for a very memorable character, and a great antihero. It's also nice to see something we don't actually see in SpongeBob...character development. The non-caring, seemingly ruthless captain of the ship is later revealed to be secretly a coward, afraid to face his fears (Even his scar is fake!). It wasn't that shocking of a plot twist, but it was kind of a nice detail that sets up the climax. Sandy being the villain was great to witness, that was something I found really entertaining. While I didn't care for Esign too much, he made for a decent companion to Krabs. Overall, it tells a nice little tale about how Krabs went from a rebellious chef on a navy ship, to the hero of the ship. It's a shame that this episode had to wrap up so quickly, I feel as though this would make a great special if it was extended. Still, one of the best episodes of the Season. (Also, is it just me, or do you think the villain could possibly be Pearl's mom?)
 
5. CopyBob DittoPants
Original Airdate: 5-5-2016
Plot: Taking an extract of SpongeBob's DNA, Plankton tries to create a clone of SpongeBob to steal the formula.
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob, Clones
Fun Fact: This is the second time Plankton has built up an army (The first time being in Plankton's Army).
 
One of the more unique "Plankton steals the formula" episode, this one tends to rely more on silliness, rather than the build-up to Plankton executing his plan. In fact, we literally jump right into the plan the moment the episode starts. One side note: I really love how the episode starts. Just the up-beat music, along with the cartoony movement of The Chum Bucket really establishes an exciting opening to get you hooked on the episode. And that's essentially what this episode seems to master, it has very well laid out sequences that keep the episode flowing, but are tons of fun to watch. The simplest scene, the clones of SpongeBob marching out of the Chum Bucket was animated, and paced in a such a goofy, and entertaining fashion. The writer of this episode definitely had a lot of fun writing this one, I can just feel it coming from the goofy nature of the episode. There are tons of funny jokes (Like the "Me 2" line, or even the small detail Plankton adds to know which one is his clone, and which one is the real SpongeBob some how manages to get me laughing). There's a wide assortment of humor spread out in the episode, that it never really feels tired. The running gag of Krabs cutting SpongeBob's pay is not overused, and is done in a highly comical way, and Squidward's little scenes are much better than him shrugging off the multiple Sponges. Overall, this episode turns one of the more basic concepts you could have with a Plankton plot, and turns it into one of the many highlights of the Season.
 
4. The Whole Tooth
Original Airdate: 12-3-2016
Plot: Patrick's last baby tooth becomes loose, yet he's afraid to have it taken out of him.
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Production wise, this is the last episode of Season 9.
 
I love this episode. I kid you not, this has grown on my as one of my favorite episodes in the series. The Whole Tooth is such a charming, and innocent episode, with lots of great humor, characters, and even a completely unexpected plot twist that actually manages to be funny. Again, one of the more generic episode concepts out there, yet the writer of this episode manages to expand it far beyond you'd expect. These predictable "afraid of the dentist" episodes are a type of episode I'd expect to see in a little kid's cartoon, yet this episode manages to be an episode enjoyable by all ages. Personifying Patrick's tooth was very creative, and made for some of the episode's funniest gags (Particularly that one gross-out gag at the Krusty Krab, that was hilarious!). Patrick is a likable protagonist, and can be easily relatable to kids who've been afraid of losing their teeth. Though I was never really afraid when I was a kid, it still was slightly overwhelming, as I'm sure it is to most kids out there. There are tons of funny jokes in this episode, that feel like they come out of nowhere. It's not the type of humor that's random for the sake of being random, somehow it's humor that connects to the plot, and actually fits in with the episode (Primarily the doctor's glasses gag). The plot twist was hilarious, one of the funniest plot twists I've ever seen. Who knew that a literal pun could be so funny? With the proper build-up, it can. Overall, The Whole Tooth is a great Season finale to a great season, and is definitely one of the best in the entire Season.
 
3. The Sewers of Bikini Bottom
Original Airdate: 11-11-2015
Plot: SpongeBob ends up flushing the Krusty Krab safe down the toilet, and it's up to Squidward and SpongeBob to get it back from the sewers. Meanwhile, the recently built Krusty Krab stadium deals with the dangers of flooding.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Charlton Hawkfish
Fun Fact: This is the second time SpongeBob has flushed himself down a drain (The first being the drain in Squidward's tub, in Squid's Day Off).
 
Just...how does one even come up with an episode like this? We've seen absurd episodes before (Like the previously listed Safe Deposit Krabs), but that feels like a Boating School episode compared to this one. This episode is completely out of the ordinary. And it's awesome, too! The writer of this episode simply didn't care, and just went all out with the crazy scenarios the characters get into, and it makes a seemingly forced plot evolve into a more interesting, suspenseful plot. The way Squidward sets up the conflict feels SUPER forced. Seriously, no one, not even Patrick would have the brains to propose such a ridiculous idea of flushing things down the toilet for fun. But, what happens as a result of the safe being flushed into the sewers is all worth. SpongeBob & Squidward have great chemistry in this episode, watching the two bounce off each other is really fun. SpongeBob's uplifting personality is one of the various highlights of this episode. He's such a cheery, jolly person, that he doesn't care that he's roaming through a sewer, and it's pretty funny to watch. We even get one of the shortest, catchiest songs in the series' run. Squidward, despite going crazy at moments (Which are pretty funny to witness), is in character for a good chunk of the episode, so his regular grouchy attitude, playing off of SpongeBob's positive outlook on the situation, in a SEWER of all places really makes for a very entertaining episode, because we know these two can work well together if written appropriately. Also, I really love the sideplot, I must say. The newly introduced character, Charlton is such an awesome character, he's so spirited, and it's great to see his responses to the massive situation he has on his hands. He's a very exciting, and memorable new character, that really helps these scenes at the stadium shine. Plus, they're not all pointless, as it does tie into the main safe plot. Also, this episode dodged a bullet by not shoehorning in Plankton into exploring the sewers, or by having Krabs be the cause of the budget cuts at the stadium. It's a brand new experience, giving the episode a breath of fresh air. One of the very best this Season has to offer.
 
2. Sandy's Nutmare
Original Airdate: 7-12-2016
Plot: After using her tree's nuts to create Nutty Butter, Patrick gives some samples to citizens in Bikini Bottom. It becomes such a success, they go to Sandy begging for more. Now, Sandy uses a scientific growth serum to speed up production of the tree's nuts, at the expense of the tree itself.
Main Characters: Sandy, Shaman, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: The Shaman's hat is a Jellyish (Okay, this one was difficult to find a Fun Fact).
 
Ever since I originally saw this episode, it has remained one of my favorite episodes of the Season. It does so many things right, I'm not sure where to even begin. First off, this episode has a perfect blend between Science Sandy, and natural Texas Sandy. How? I'll explain soon. For starters, it's great to see a Sandy plot branch out from a science related plot, a karate related plot, or a survival related plot. Though never really a focus at all in the series, this episode focuses on the tree within Sandy's Treedome itself. Past episodes focused on the air within the dome, but this is the first time we really get some time dedicated to the tree, and I can appreciate that. It's a pretty original plot. As for the conflict, I think it's set up, executed, and resolved in a such a perfect way. The conflict involves Sandy speeding up the production of nuts produced by her tree, via Science (This isn't until a few funny gags play out), and she uses it for the tree. Now, I'm against overused cliche episode concepts in cartoons. Preserving nature is one of those (With being afraid of the doctor/dentist being another), but this episode doesn't present the "Respecting Nature" lesson in an entirely forced way. In fact, it's done in one of the most creative ways possible. The Shaman character in this episode is fabulous, not doubt about it. He's such a delight to watch, I really love this character. From his distinct design, to his vibrant personality, he's just such a fun, and lovable character. The climax of the episode (The Moon/Sun/Star Sequence) is incredibly creative with it's unique art style, not to mention it's a very funny sequence as well. This episode shares a commonly used lesson within cartoons, but manages to present it in such a way that differs from most other cartoons. It's funny, it's very creative, it has a cast of likable characters, there's one episode in this season better than this one.
 
Before we move on to the Number 1 pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
Eek, and Urchin!- A pretty funny episode, that takes full advantage of taking place underwater.
 
Jailbreak!- It's awesome to see Plankton's experience in jail, it's a type of episode we have never seen before in the series.
 
Mall Girl Pearl- The attention to detail in this episode is incredible, and the plot/lesson is pretty charming too (With funny moments included).
 
Don't Look Now- Always liked this episode. It's a funny episode, with a pretty entertaining climax.
 
And the Number 1 Best Episode of SpongeBob's Ninth Season is....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Sharks vs. Pods
Original Airdate: 5-4-2016
Plot: SpongeBob ends up joining a biker gang of Sharks. However, when it's possible he may get involved with illegal activity, SpongeBob tries to leave the group...until Gary is in possible danger...now it's time to fight...
Main Characters: SpongeBob, The Sharks, The Pods (Squidward included)
Fun Fact: Plankton is the only main character absent from this episode.
 
Yes! Sharks vs. Pods is my favorite episode of my favorite Season of one of my favorite cartoons! Sharks vs. Pods is such an incredible episode in so many different ways, I can't tell you how much I love this episode. The plot is a parody of traditional "gang" movies, and it really does a good job poking fun at the cliches found within the whole "gang" genre. The Sharks are such an entertaining group of characters, I absolutely love them, from their designs, to their personalities. They really make for strong characters, as it's kind of difficult to tell if they're really bad guys, or good guys. They're decent enough, but it's implied they're actually a bad group. As it turns out this is wrong, and SpongeBob misinterpreted the entire scenario. Speaking of SpongeBob, he's a good protagonist. He doesn't seem too stupid to not notice these guys may be trouble, nor is he too innocent to understand what a "gang" does. In this episode, he's just...SpongeBob. And there's not really much to praise about his character, nor is there anything to criticize. He's perfectly in character. The best part about his character is when he sees that Gary, yes Gary, his own pet snail, could be in danger. This is the time when he mans up, and proceeds to train for the fight, in a visually funny way. The episode has tons of Easter Eggs, from the Hydro-Dynamic Spatula appearing in one of the pictures in one of SpongeBob's rooms, to the return of Reg from No Weenies Allowed. The episode is full of quirky little moments that make for a majority of the humor in this episode, and I must say, they're not bad. They're entertaining, and pretty funny jokes overall. The best part, THE BEST PART, by far is the dance off. If this scene didn't exist within the episode, I'm pretty sure this would be at #5 on the list, but no. The dance off is the highlight of the episode, the visuals in this sequence are outstanding. They're not the greatest animation I've seen in the series, but the absurd amounts of creativity poured into the variety of different dances (From the generic snapping dance from the Sharks, to...oh man...the surreal dances of the pods). The Pods' dances are hilarious, when I first saw it, I was in awe of how strange, yet hilarious this dance sequence is. The police and swat team mix of the dances as well, which I found to be pretty enjoyable, supplying the climax with a good variety of dances. The ending continues to spew out tropes found in the "gang" movies (From "We saved the Rec Center!" to the jumping freeze frame). I feel as if my reasoning and explanation as to why I love this episode doesn't feel really valid, nor as professional sounding as most of my other reviews on these lists, but I'll tell you, whether I can explain it or not, I love this episode. Tons of humor, tons of great moments and characters, a fantastic climax/ending, it is by far the best episode of SpongeBob's Ninth Season.
 
 
 
So there you have it everyone. I've been waiting to do this list since May 2015, and I'm really happy that I've finally got it finished. So...now what? I've been writing out these Top 10 lists all year, and I've finally got caught up to the current Season, that being Season 10. Well, once Season 10 is finished, around November I'll start working on it, and I'll be sharing my opinions on the Top 10 Worst Season 10 SpongeBob Episodes. After I do a Top 10 Worst/Best for that Season, I'll start working on the grand list, oh yes, that's right, my picks for the Top 10 Worst and Best Episodes from the first 10 Seasons. Why not the entire series? Season 11 isn't even over yet, and Season 12 is in production, so my plan is to a grand list for the first 10 Seasons only. After that, these will stop coming out frequently, and I'll only do the Top 10s once each Season ends. I'll do another grand list whenever the series ends (Which I hope is with Season 12, since that'd be the perfect time for it to end, wrapping up during the same year the third movie comes out, and during the 20th Anniversary).
 
That's all for now, but once Season 10 ends, be on the lookout for the Top 10 Worst Season 10 SpongeBob Episodes.
 
 
 
 
 
Are you mad that Plankton's Pet wasn't anywhere close to the Top 10?

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 09:05 PM

Don't you love it when you're working on something, and for some odd reasons, all your windows just close? Yeah, just happened to me. Time to start over -_-

 

SpongeBob's Tenth Season is by far the most divided Season among fans, some love it, some hate it, many feel it's in-between. Well I'm here today to share my thoughts and feelings on this Season, these are my picks for the Top 10 Worst and Best episodes of SpongeBob's Tenth Season! This is technically a ranking too, considering there are only 22 episodes in Season 10. Originally written from December 3rd to December 18th 2017.

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SpongeBob's Tenth Season has definitely had some pretty bad moments. It contains some great episodes, but it also contains some really bad episodes. Being that this is the shortest Season of SpongeBob, the overall quality of the Season can change drastically just by the addition of two or so terrible episodes, or with two or so great episodes. The Tenth Season just feels like an overall mixed bag, kind of like a watered down version of Season 5, in which I don't loath episodes I dislike, yet I don't adore episodes I like. Lots of people seem to have mixed opinions on this Season, so I'm going to weigh in my thoughts and feelings. This is my pick for the Top 10 Worst Episodes of SpongeBob's Tenth Season. Let's get started.
 
10. SpongeBob's Place
Original Airdate: 3-11-2017
Plot:  Jealous of everyone giving SpongeBob positive attention, Mr. Krabs makes SpongeBob leave the Krusty Krab (Because of a "Ghost"), and becomes the Krusty Krab's new fry cook. But, what happens when things go wrong at the Krusty Krab, and SpongeBob ends up setting up his own restaurant at his house?
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Customers
Fun Fact: The statue on top of "SpongeBob's Place" is a parody of the iconic Big Boy statue.
 
Oh boy, just reading the premise of this episode, you can find lots of flaws with this concept. First of all, this is pretty much Banned in Bikini Bottom, minus the more negative attitude projected in that episode. However, I'm in a minority that actually liked Banned in Bikini Bottom. Were the sisters annoying? Kind of, but they were written to be annoying, they're intended to be antagonists. This premise doesn't make any sense, it's entirely out of Krabs' character to kick SpongeBob out of the Krusty Krab just because he's getting all the attention. It's a pathetic setup, and even worse, it's payoff is essentially an enhanced version of Banned in Bikini Bottom. It's not that memorable either, lots of scenes in this episode are really forgettable, in fact I have a hard time trying to remember what goes on in this episode in the first place! It just doesn't stick with you like a lot of other episodes do. Out of the hundreds of episodes in this series, if this one ended up being removed from existence, I probably wouldn't notice. The only part in this episode that's remotely memorable is Squidward's scenes at the empty Krusty Krabs. Those scenes were actually decently funny, I consider them to be the highlight of the episode. The rest of the episode, while harmless, yes, fails to really come across as an entertaining piece of art. Aside from some images that stick with me (Like the Big Boy statue parody), this episode is as memorable as a Seventh Grade English test. None of the jokes in this episode really stick with me, a lot of scenes are super forgettable, the plot isn't even that original, it's not that good of an episode in my book.
 
9. Snooze You Lose
Original Airdate: 3-4-2017
Plot: Squidward, finding sleep to be an impossible challenge to accomplish, ends up falling asleep at the wrong time, before his audition. Luckily, SpongeBob and Patrick are there to try to get him to his audition.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: Squidward has the ability to move his eyes inside, looking at his brain, just like SpongeBob did in Plankton!
 
Oh, Snooze You Lose. This was one of the first really disliked episodes of SpongeBob's Tenth Season, and while it's definitely not the worse, it is certainly one of the weaker episodes. I do like the derpy looking Squidward when controlled by SpongeBob and Patrick, I do think that allowed for some pretty funny visual sequences to take place. However, the episode severely lack substance. Yeah, Squidward can't fall asleep. Now he is asleep. SpongeBob and Patrick climb inside him (Don't take that the wrong way), and try to get him to the auditions. I will give this episode credit for being one of the funnier episodes on this list, but it definitely isn't funny enough to backup an otherwise simplistic plot. The chaos just doesn't feel chaotic enough to be that funny, nor do Squidward's super tired scenes, there's potential within these scenes, yet the execution of them fail to present that exciting of a sequence, or just a super funny sequence. If I were to watch this episode a couple of times in a row, I can guarantee the jokes would get stale quickly. There's nothing really clever about the humor in this episode, nothing really creative, there's not much of an edge. It just feels like a borderline generic episode. The characters in this episode are decent, I guess. SpongeBob and Patrick do care enough to take Squidward to the audition, while he remains asleep, that's a pretty caring move. Overall, the execution in this episode isn't the worst, but it definitely could be better. There's tons of room for improvement.
 
8. Trident Trouble
Original Airdate: 3-25-2017
Plot: King Neptune's trident is accidentally switched with SpongeBob's spatula, and the two end up getting into trouble as a result of the switch.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, King Neptune, Greek Chorus
Fun Fact: This is the only episode in which there is spoken dialogue in the title card.
 
Oh boy, here's the first episode on this list that I legitimately dislike. Yeah the previous two were fairly weak episodes, but I struggled to describe what exactly went wrong with those episodes, since they were pretty harmless. Well buckle in, because this is an episode I've despised since I first saw it. The conflict of this episode is super generic. I was really displeased to find the cliche "Switched" premise used in this episode. C'mon, you can do better than that! There are tons of creative episodes that came out around this time, why make an episode with one of the most basic, and overused plot devices out there! The setup for this episode is as stereotypical as you can get. How about the execution of the plot, does it manage to enhance the already overused "Switched" trope? Surprisingly, yeah. There's actually some creativity sprinkled throughout the episode. I absolutely love Neptune's scenes in this episode, there really entertaining, and there's even some comedy put into them. The Greek Chorus is a unique premise, though they are quite annoying by the climax. However, where this episode truly fails is found within SpongeBob's scenes. They're so anti-climatic. C'mon! SpongeBob's given a godly device which can do just about anything, why spend so much time focusing on how the device adapts to SpongeBob's job, there should be more exciting things SpongeBob can do with Neptune's trident. Even then, it takes what feels like forever for him to realize it's not his real spatula. This is the type of ignorance within this show that absolutely annoys me. His scenes are so lame, there's lots of potential in this episode, yet the writer of this episode fails to do anything with it! The closest thing we get to "excitement" in SpongeBob's scenes is the Icecream Geyser scene. Slightly creative, yes, but there's nothing funny about these scenes. Heck, there's nothing really funny about this episode at all! Aside from the kracken scenes, lots of the jokes really miss the mark, and it comes across as a really lackluster episode. Again, missed potential really seemed to ruin this episode. Not enough excitement, okay fine, but the jokes are so pathetic! With a concept as generic as you can get, there's little unique substance added to this episode. Goodness, even The Clash of Triton shorts were more exciting than this!
 
7. Don't Wake Patrick
Original Airdate: 10-7-2017
Plot: SpongeBob tries to prevent Patrick from hurting himself while he sleepwalks.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
Fun Fact: This is the first short to air in over a decade (The Bad Guy Club for Villains is kind of a short, but it's longer than the average short, lasting almost 9 minutes, in comparison to the average 4-7 minute long short.
 
Meh, this is a pretty middle-in-the-road kind of episode. Though I don't dislike it as much as I dislike Trident Trouble, I personally found the execution of this episode to be fairly weak. Once again, the writer and storyboard artist seemed to really miss their mark with this episode. There are tons of possibilities with this premise, yet it seems to be one of the most watered down variations of a "sleep-walking" type of plot. The episode isn't nearly as funny or suspenseful as it should be. Yeah, there's a gag or two that I found decent (Like Patrick's tongue flying into SpongeBob's mouth), but the episode ends up being a fairly forgetful adventure. I'll give it credit, I'm definitely glad it's a short rather than a full 11-minute long episode (Trust me, I'd be much more displeased with it if it was), but even then, I feel as though the episode felt lackluster. Again, lots of potential moments with this episode, but it missed it's mark. There's not that many funny jokes, lots of scenes are fairly forgetful, the setup takes way too long in my book, and it's the first episode in a long time to screw up the show's barely functioning continuity (I guess Glove Universe failed, and Glove World is back?). Overall, it's not that bad of an episode, but it's a pretty weak one with lots of missed opportunities.
 
6. Out of the Picture
Original Airdate: 6-17-2017
Plot: Mr. Krabs decides to kill Squidward, after being informed that artist paintings tend to become much more expensive after their painter's death.
Main Characters: Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This episode marks the return of Rock Bottom (Which has been absent from the series' since its debut in Rock Bottom, but has appeared in multiple different forms of media, particularly the SpongeBob 4-D ride).
 
What can really be said about this episode other than the fact that it pushes the "It's a cartoon!" gimmick way too far. Now, I'm not against SpongeBob being, well, cartoony. Goodness, that's one of the big sparks of the renaissance from two years ago, the episodes no longer felt dull, and super stiff, like it was manufactured alongside merchandise for Fred.
 
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Wow. These are two different shirts sold individually. What has this world come to?
 
Anyway, Out of the Picture focuses it's time on Krabs trying to kill Squidward in order to make a better profit off Squidward's paintings, upon hearing that an artist's work can become much more valuable once the artist has passed on. I'm not exposing this episode like many people have wasted countless amounts of time ranting on how evil Krabs is in One Coarse Meal. In my initial review for this episode, I did indeed make a comparison to OCM, seeing that I felt as though many people would judge this episode in a biased manner, ignoring this flaw in Krabs' character because Stephen Hillenburg is back! Every new episode is amazing, 11/10! No, I'm not from the SpongeBob wikia. When judging an episode, I want to do it in a unique manner, criticizing it from a more artistic viewpoint. Of course if you look at my early reviews, particularly for Seasons 1 & 2, you will see my style of reviewing wasn't always like this. This episode isn't bad because Krabs wants to kill Squidward, it's bad because his motivations are pathetically lazy, and the payoff of this premise is entirely unfunny. Not a cruel unfunny like those would spy in OCM. No, an unfunny quality presented in jokes that aren't clever in the slightest, and come off as rather lazy. Seriously, Krabs chases Squidward with a giant cartoony mallet? This would never happen in the universe of SpongeBob! FanBoy & Chum Chum, yes, but SpongeBob? No! The climax of this episode is utterly disappointing, it feels like it's contrived of any creativity. The rest of the episode is just boring, aside from glaring problems within how Krabs is written, the episode is super repetitive, having just about the same gimmick every few or so minutes. Krabs sends Squidward on a delivery to a treacherous place, Squidward survives, and returns, pushing Krabs to go more extreme. It's like if the "Need Some Change?" running gag from Skill Crane was extended into a 4-5 minute long scene, showing every failed attempt with the claw machine! It's bad enough this episode has a ridiculous plot filled with plenty of out of character moments presented by Krabs, but it's such a boring waste of time, with lots of lazy jokes and missed opportunities for some interesting scenery with Squidward's journey. Yeah, Rock Bottom returned in this episode, big whoop, it's reference in the 4-D Amusement Park ride was much better if you ask me. Overall, this is an episode I would avoid if you're not too particularly fond of Krabs to begin with, or if you just don't feel like wasting your time watching a boring episode.
 
5. Life Insurance
Original Airdate- 3-18-2017
Plot: SpongeBob decides to buy Life Insurance, for him, and Patrick, assuming it can protect you from pain for life. What happens when Squidward ends up falling for it, and takes it to the extreme?
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick
Fun Fact: Mr. Fitz from Mrs. Puff, You're Fired makes his return in this episode as a salesman.
 
This is why we never get anymore "Trio" episodes, as I like to call it. This episode does have an interesting idea, goodness, I like the setup to the conflict, I found it to have some pretty funny visual gags. However, this is one of the most boring "Trio" episodes in years, maybe even worse than That Sinking Feeling. Yeah, I personally get more entertainment out of that episode compared to the likes of this one. I never really liked this episode, when it first came out, I thought "Okay, it's not that good, but it's not that bad...", but looking back it's one of the slowest episodes of the Season! Many episodes are quite fast-paced in this Season, I noticed that seems to be the better episodes of the Season. However, some episodes do go a little too far, so it's nice to have an episode that balances out the crazy with the more calm, and normal episodes. Kind of like what John K. envisioned for Ren & Stimpy, by having super crazy episodes, alongside calmer (At least for Ren & Stimpy, it was calm) episodes. But goodness, Life Insurance had a hard enough premise to buy (Seriously? SpongeBob and Patrick take this commercial seriously? Well, okay, they did the same thing in Sold!, and that was a Good Episode), but considering the fact that there's nothing really special added to the rest of this episode, aside from the last minute or two shows how the writer of this episode couldn't find a good way to present a premise that sounds hard enough to make into an 11 minute episode to begin with. I mean yeah, there's some potential for really funny jokes in this episode, but most of it doesn't really do much with the plot, it's mostly just SpongeBob and Patrick talking to Squidward. There's no time set aside for there to be story progression, like in Idiot Box, the episode just feels like...filler...
 
Yeah, yeah, there's not technically filler in SpongeBob, I hear ya. But this episode is super forgettable, and from what I remember, it really drags on. I like the design of the crazy contraption, and I won't deny there is some creativity sprinkled in this episode (Goodness, the premise is actually kind of clever). But the execution of this episode is so boring, tons of jokes seem to fly by like the tumbleweeds you'd find in the living room of whatever family is watching this. Sheesh, that joke was so bad, you'd think it originated from this episode. It's bad enough most of the episode feels like you just relived the time Season 9 was airing new episodes on Nick, but the ending, which was proceeded by an interesting climax, was a super predictable, and annoying way to end the episode. Seriously, we're going for the "Squidward tries it, but fails" trope? That trope was dead by the time Squid Wood came out nearly a decade before this episode came out. Really, this is one I'd skip if I were you.
 
4. Lost and Found
Original Airdate: 6-10-2017
Plot: Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob in search of a missing toy, and SpongeBob finds himself lost in the lost-and-found.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Lost People
Fun Fact: A plush resembling Yoda can be spotted on the Gee-Gaws shelf.
 
*Sigh*
 
I know I'm going to get a lot of hate for this, but I can't stand Lost and Found. I thought it was going to be a fascinating episode, exploring the underground depths of the Krusty Krab. It'd be a grand adventure, with tons of new sights to see, but unfortunately, what we got was an episode focusing more on the "Lost" element of Lost and Found, with the episode taking a predictable turn, along with a group of obnoxious, new characters. I'm sorry, but I can't stand these "Lost People". The concept of them is a pretty amusing take on the "Lost" concept of a Lost and Found, I won't deny that. However, I personally found them to be too annoying, and they took up tons of SpongeBob's time down in the Lost and Found. There were tons, TONS of potential within this episode's concept, but the episode just felt like a giant wasted opportunity. Notice that's thing I seem to say frequently in this Top 10 list, most bad episodes in the Tenth Season aren't bad because of big plot holes, they're bad because they're merely unentertaining to watch. And that's a shame, there are a lot of good ideas thrown around in this Season, and I noticed a lot of them seemed to have failed at having a plot executed in a funny/entertaining manner. Too much time was emphasized on these new, obnoxious characters, and a lot of the gags in the Lost and Found were really lame, generic gags. There's even some parts of the episode in the Krusty Krab, but they're so unmemorable, I don't even remember how this episode ends, just using the knowledge at the back of my head. It's a really pathetic execution of what could've been a much better episode. If the episode didn't go the generic route of having SpongeBob get lost, it could've been a more original, and unique episode. Even then, Krabs could've assembled a rescue team to get SpongeBob from the Lost and Found, that at least would've made this new episode somewhat suspenseful, and interesting. Here, no one really seems to make an effort to save SpongeBob. At least I think no one does. How should I know? I can't remember half of what happens in this episode, it's so lame! Overall, this is one of my least favorite episodes of the Season. I can see how one might enjoy it, but it's just not my cup of tea.
 
3. Plankton Gets the Boot!
Original Airdate: 3-11-2017
Plot: After being a jerk to his wife, Karen, Plankton is kicked out of the Chum Bucket, and has to live with SpongeBob. Now, it's up to SpongeBob to help Plankton get back together with his wife.
Main Characters: Plankton, Karen, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Various board games from past episodes, The Flying Dutchman's Treasure Hunt from Arrgh!, Patrick the Game! from Patrick the Game!, the Paddleball set from Have You Seen This Snail?, Pretzel Pals from Buried in Time, and Whirlybrains from Whirlybrains all appear in SpongeBob's living room.
 
*Sigh* Plankton Gets the Boot is pretty much Single Cell Anniversary with all the heart ripped out of it. The moment I watched this episode, I instantly got vibes of Single Cell Anniversary. This is, without a doubt, one of the least original episodes in the Tenth Season. Okay, okay, it's plot does divert away from Single Cell Anniversary, okay, I can see how the two are different enough to be enjoyed in different fashions (Goodness, I love both Home Sweet Pineapple and Home Sweet Rubble). However! Chances are likely I'd think highly of this episode if it weren't for the fact that this type of plot was done several years ago.
 
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In the comic, Krusty Karen (Written by David Lewman), Karen feels neglected by Plankton, and decides to leave the Chum Bucket, and work at the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob and Squidward are put on a vacation without pay due to the success of Karen's upgrades given to the Krusty Krab. It's then revealed that Plankton's life has gone into shambles without his computer wife, and is desperate to get her back, so much so that he tries to "woo" her by going on a fake date with a fake robot to make her jealous. Sound familiar?
 
I'm sorry, maybe it's an extreme coincidence that this episode happens to feature a similar plot line to a past episode and comic (The comic, which wasn't even that great, it had an abrupt ending!). But the episode itself isn't even that memorable! Nothing really seems to stand out, maybe the dating scene, but that's just about it. Lots of jokes seem to center around Plankton being too...well...Plankton. But even then, these jokes somehow aren't nearly as funny as they should be! So considering how inferior this episode is to one of my favorite Season 8 episodes, Single Cell Anniversary, it just feels like a waste of my time watching this sub-par variation of the "Karen leaves Plankton" plot (Which also was a plot element in Komputer Overload!). This episode just comes across as a mediocre variation of this type of plot to begin with, but given how nothing special really seems to be added to the plot to make it stand out (Kind of like how Shellback Shenanigans incorporated the Plankton/Gary dynamic to make it feel like a more unique "Plankton disguises himself" plot), this is definitely one of the weakest episodes of the Season. At least Trident Trouble had some likable scenes with Neptune and the Kracken, at least Rock Bottom was visually appealing in Out of the Picture, at least Life Insurance had a funny setup to the conflict, this episode doesn't really have anything going in it's favor. It's a bland experience that definitely makes this one of my least favorite episodes in the Tenth Season.
 
2. The Incredible Shrinking Sponge
Original Airdate: 12-2-2017
Plot: SpongeBob is accidentally shrunken after his grill's temperature was risen way too high.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: The "Krabby Playland" Play Area shown in this episode doesn't actually have any ladders or stairs to enter the slide/tubes.
 
*Sigh*
 
Hey, what do you know, that's how I started my Plankton Gets the Boot! review. Oh boy, we're in for it now, actual plot holes! That's right, while most of Season 10's bad episodes tend to suffer from being really unentertaining, with either a forgetful execution of a fairly generic premise, or having a plethora of forgettable/lame jokes.
 
Well, The Incredible Shrinking Sponge delivers one of the sloppiest directed episodes this Season. Seriously, I had no idea where this episode wanted to go. I thought at first the episode would focus on the Urchin, seeing the foreshadowing with it at the beginning, and even then, that would've been a predictable, boring route. However, the episode suddenly switches to SpongeBob meeting up with Plankton (The only good part about this episode in my opinion), then quickly changes to him cleaning people in the Krusty Krab, then all of a sudden he starts to dislike being small...wha-wha-what!? Where is this episode going!? Okay, that's the basic synopsis of the episode, it's time for me to go a little more in-depth.
 
First of all, the plot is your pretty standard "Sci-Fi" plot. Goodness, aside from time traveling, shrinking is probably the most common Sci-Fi related premise in cartoons. I've seen this type of plot done before, whether in a good cartoon like the Fairly OddParents, or Phineas & Ferb, or in a bad cartoon like Johnny Test or Fanboy & Chum Chum. It's fairly common in modern cartoons that tend to stretch the boundaries of what they can do in an episode. Goodness, Squidtastic Voyage was already the series' "Shrinking" plot, but this episode does refrain from being a Squidtastic Voyage ripoff, heck, there's not a single similarity I can find between these two episodes other than the whole "Shrinking" aspect, so it's not like Plankton Gets the Boot! where I can find an ample amount of similarities between this episode and other superior ones.
 
So starting off, we have a decent premise that's original enough to not be considered a ripoff of Squidtastic Voyage, okay, that's cool. I'm fine with that. But here's where things start to fall apart. The execution of this premise. And of course, in typical Season 10 fashion, we start off the episode with Squidward screaming at the top of his lungs. Now I'm not one who is particularly annoyed by crazy Squidward. Goodness, I really liked crazy Squidward in one of his most zany performances in Whirly-Brains, I thought he was hilarious in that episode! 
 
However! I feel as though Squidward goes too far within this episode. He is so crazy over these urchins. And yes, we know he has a fear of urchins, as seen in Eek, an Urchin!, but he's never acted like Patrick did in Home Sweet Pineapple. Never! This is completely out of Squidward's character. Now, we start to head down a fairly predictable route, with SpongeBob comforting the urchin, only to have it escape from him. Now, I do like how the grill shrinks SpongeBob. I thought the cause of the grill's temperature rising was pretty clever, and I thought it was a neat way to tie in with the urchin. However, once SpongeBob shrinks, we are given an assortment of lame visual gags, leading up to SpongeBob's confrontation with the urchin. Of course, the urchin tries to attack SpongeBob.
 
By this point the episode is fairly "Meh". It's not that good, but I've seen worse. However, this is when the episode starts to get really sloppy. Squidward instantly sees SpongeBob and mistakes him for an urchin. Uh...hello!? Earth to Squidward, SpongeBob is the general size of Plankton, he should still be big enough for you to recognize. Goodness, Krabs picks up SpongeBob, mistaking him for Plankton in a disguise, and tosses him to the Chum Bucket.
 
Knowing that SpongeBob was around the same relative height as Plankton, I thought the episode would focus on these two interacting with one another, which I thought would make for an interesting turn of events for this episode about shrinking. I mean, imagine how cool that would be, having SpongeBob try to stop Plankton from stealing the formula from Plankton's size, that would be cool!
 
But nope. The episode suddenly decides to change directions, with Plankton kicking SpongeBob out of the Chum Bucket, after bragging to SpongeBob about being a millimeter taller than him. And of course, the only somewhat interesting scene in the episode is finally over, and we're back to the boring ol' Krusty Krab.
 
Krabs realizes SpongeBob really HAS shrunken, leading to Squidward fainting (Which, by the way, contradicts Squidward's belief that SpongeBob was an urchin earlier. Did he seriously not recognize SpongeBob? SpongeBob looks like the opposite of an urchin, he's yellow, he's square, he's full of pores, not spikes! Also, the fainting gag was probably the only funny joke in this episode). Krabs decides to make SpongeBob clean people (Being that he's a sponge, and he doesn't really serve much of a purpose now that he can't flip patties). Seriously? The episode goes in this direction? Wh-Wh-Why? This is so boring in comparison to the possibilities of Plankton teaming up with SpongeBob! Goodness, what even happened to the urchin subplot?! The episode doesn't have a centered conflict, it just focuses on SpongeBob surviving after being shrunken. Goodness, that sounds more exciting than how this episode is presented! SpongeBob doesn't even really make that much of an effort to survive, heck, he seems perfectly fine with being shrunken. Not for a minute does he panic, or feel paranoid, he just goes with the flow! His survival all depends on luck, he miraculously survives the urchin's wrath, is suddenly sent to the Chum Bucket, then back to the Krusty Krab. None of this seems very believable, the episode seemingly gives SpongeBob the benefit of the doubt, and switches from one subplot to another whenever it feels like. It doesn't even take that much advantage of SpongeBob's height. Maybe a few visual gags take place, but nothing really emphasizes on SpongeBob's height. And we finally do get into a subplot, the episode just seems to throw it away, and jumps into a whole other plot. There are no real stakes in this episode, SpongeBob is just thrown around the episode where he's needed.
 
Oh, and the resolution of this episode is pathetic. Out of nowhere, SpongeBob suddenly feels sad about being so small, and desires to be big again. Uh...where did this come from? From what I could gather, SpongeBob was happy to be small, he found it exciting, now out of nowhere, he suddenly breaks out of this ignorance, and becomes sad? Why? Oh I get it, because this is the part of the episode that needs this to happen in order to setup the ending. Wow, nothing transitions well in this episode at all.
 
The ending was (As you can expect), SpongeBob grows again thanks to the absorption of water, because he is a Sponge after all. I will admit, this is a pretty good ending considering how rocky this episode was, but really? You're going with absorption, when he literally absorbed grease earlier in the episode and didn't grow at all? C'mon! This episode is insanely flawed, the characters half the time are out of character because they need to act a certain way in order to transition from one subplot to another. The fact that there is no central conflict in this episode annoys the heck out of me, with the plot jumping all over the place. It's an episode that features tons of coincidences that don't get our protagonist into trouble, but rather the opposite. This episode is such a mess, there's problems all over the place, from the hypocrisy of how some of the characters contradict themselves, to the glaring problem of this episode's subplots. Not to mention, pretty much all of the episode's jokes fall flat, leaving barely any room for this episode to have redeeming qualities. I really dislike this episode, and consider this to be one of the worst episodes in recent time. However! There is another episode...another infamous episode...that I guarantee, if you've been following this Season, you'll know what I'm talking about, but before we talk about this episode, here's an honorable mention.
 
Patrick's Coupon
Original Airdate: 6-17-2017
Plot: Patrick tries to hand in a coupon, in a quest to find the Ice Cream King
Main Characters: Patrick, Ice Cream King
Rating: 5.6/10
 
And of course, the worst episode of SpongeBob's Tenth Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Sportz?
Original Airdate: 7-17-2017
Plot: Squidward creates a new sport that inflicts harm on SpongeBob and Patrick, in an act of revenge for them annoying him.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy
Fun Fact: Squidward is dressed similarly to the Emperor from Star Wars when being proclaimed the "King of Sports"
 
Here we go everyone! By far the worst episode I've seen in years, let's go, Sportz? is one of the most flawed episodes in the Season, and Nick decided to advertise like it was Goodbye Krabby Patty? or Whatever Happened to SpongeBob?
 
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*Whew!* I think I've reached my breaking point. I've realized the humor I inject into these reviews are insanely unfunny. You all know what's wrong with this episode, don't deny it, this is definitely the worst episode in SpongeBob's Tenth Season. So much time has been dedicated to ripping this episode apart, and I don't blame those who do, it's definitely worth ripping on. Sportz? is essentially the One Coarse Meal of this show's Tenth Season. Well, yeah, they both contain a character who cruelly inflicts harm on our antiheroes, allowing them to suffer from their abuse, but that's not what I meant. I mean, so many people have torn this episode apart, it's definitely the most infamous episode of the Season, so much so that I, one who tries to avoid putting predictable episodes on my list (Even though they end up on there half the time. I'm sorry for putting Band Geeks as my Number 1 spot in my Top 10 Best list for Season 2, but I had to, it was my honest opinion), ended up putting this as my least favorite episode in Season 10. I had to, it is without a doubt the worst. I can't even begin to describe how many flaws there are within this episode, I'd be here even longer than I was when writing my review for The Incredible Shrinking Sponge! So, instead I'm going to share my thoughts and opinion on this episode through an older review I made when I first saw this one. I can't put any good words into my mouth when describing this episode, so many other people have done much better jobs at doing so, I particularly recommend checking out Honest Slug's thoughts and opinions on this episode, he perfectly hit the nail in the lid.
 
(I apologize in advance if you've already seen this review)
 
"Oh no...this is the episode a lot of people have been making fun of for how bland it is for months now... :sbyousure:
 
Well, I finally got around to seeing this episode, and it is definitely one of the worst episodes of the Season.
 
 
 
Sportz?...well...think of you favorite sports related Goofy cartoon. Strip down any intelligence, cleverly directed sequences, hilarious moments, add an antagonist & a protagonist, and bingo! You got Sportz?
 
 
 
I wanted...I really wanted this episode to be good. I've been hearing tons of bad things about this episode, and I was hoping I could find some enjoyment out of this episode, because I actually really like Season 10's animation, and was hoping the slapstick humor of this episode would at least be reminiscent of the classic Goofy cartoons of the mid 20th Century. Alas, that is not the case. In fact, this episode probably has the worst animation I've seen so far in Season 10. Some sequences want to be fast, but seem kind of slowed down a little. As if the team working on this episode needed to fill in an extra minute, so they toned down the sequences.
 
 
 
This feels like just a regular, bland episode you'd come across in early Season 9 (With the exception of the live action Squid gag). Just the interaction alone between Squidward, SpongeBob, and Patrick feels like a stale, already done exchange of dialogue, like Andrew couldn't think of anything new or clever for the trio to say. The strongest episodes of Modern SpongeBob tend to break boundaries, separate from the already established setting, primarily since the whole Sponge/Squid/Patrick episode seemed to be die off around Season 5, feeling very forced, and slowed down. The energy of these earlier "trio" episodes died off. Just compare the rushed feeling of excitement in episodes like Snowball Effect, Naughty Nautical Neighbors, even Good Neighbors at least wasn't boring. Then compare that to the staleness of That Sinking Feeling, Life Insurance, and Sportz? Usually episodes in recent time tend to incorporate some new, fresher element that allows these episodes to not feel as slowed down, or forced (Like Sanctuary! Sentimental Sponge, Don't Look Now, etc.).
 
 
 
In a sense, I hate SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward's interactions. Squidward's antagonistic nature in this episode doesn't come off as funny, nor does it come off as in-character. It just feels really awkward. Making Squidward this abusive of a villain isn't entertaining. It's not the Squidward way. We've seen him take on this type of tole before where he's in power over the naive sponge, and often his slow best friend executed in a manner that could be funny, or at least the type of thing Squidward would do. Squidward is essentially a slacker when dealing with things that annoy him, usually not doing much about something unless it drives him over the edge. Squid's Day Off, an episode where he's hilarious, and Gullible Pants, an episode where he's not hilarious, yet does feel like the same ol' Squidward we all know and love. Essentially, if people criticize Puff's actions to cause nothing but pain to SpongeBob in Demolition Doofus (In a much more extreme scenario), I feel as though it's on the same level as Squidward in this episode (Who does want to give SpongeBob & Patrick pain, yet it's not as extreme as Puff's case, however, his motivations are pathetic and aren't justified for his actions).
 
 
 
The "comedy" of this episode primarily plays off of the animation. Like I said, the animation in this episode feels slowed down from other Season 10 episodes, so this one just comes across as a very unfunny episode. This episode missed it's mark with the slapstick, it doesn't work in this episode. It's not cleverly fast paced, no, it's SpongeBob & Patrick injuring themselves. If this was an episode actually focusing on the gang in different teams competing in different sports, that could've made for a possibly funnier episode, because then there'd be potential to have tons of chaos and mayhem like the classic Goofy cartoons. But no, the jokes are pain driven in this episode and they're just not funny. Not in a mean-spirited sort of way, they're just unfunny. I can't find any humor in these sequences that appeases to me, and I'm very big on visual humor.
 
 
 
Overall, this is essentially the weakest Season 10 episode so far. Tons of characters are out-of-character, the scenario doesn't seem new, the comedy is laid out & directed in a disastrous way, it's definitely my least favorite episode of Season 10 so far. It's an Awful Episode. I give it a 3/10"
 
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So there you have it, my picks for the Top 10 Worst Episodes of SpongeBob's Tenth Season. I apologize if my review was kind of sloppy for most of it, it was kind of hard for me to describe my picks for the worst, considering how Season 10 doesn't have episodes as bad as the ones you'd find in Seasons 5-9, except for my first two spots on the list.
 
Stay tuned, though, because I'm going to share my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 10 SpongeBob Episodes.
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SpongeBob's Tenth Season has given us some great and some bad episodes. It's a really mixed Season overall, it's not that good, though it's definitely not that bad. It's like a wackier, more experimental version of Season 5. Yes, the Tenth Season holds some really bad episodes, but I notice people seem to discuss the worse of Season 10 than the better. So today, I'm going to share with you my picks for the Top 10 Best Season 10 SpongeBob Episodes. Let's get started.
 
10. Krusty Katering
Original Airdate: 3-4-2017
Plot: The Krusty Krab crew (And Patrick) hold a catering business in a mansion. However, things go amok, especially once an annoying kid follows Krabs around.
Main Characters: Mr. Krabs, Billy, Ms. Milfred
Fun Fact: A Plankton piñata is hung up at the children's birthday party that the Krusty Crew (And Patrick) attend.
 
I know, I know. Why would I put an episode as dull as Krusty Katering at the start of my list. If anything, it should've been in the other one, right? Well, I beg to differ. Yes, Krusty Katering has it's problems, I'm not going to deny certain characters like Patrick and the kid are annoying. They're both definitely written to be nuisances. However, I can get pass some of this episode's flaws due to the fact that it's kind of a risky episode. There's never been a SpongeBob like this one, goodness, it feels more like a Mickey Mouse cartoon than a SpongeBob one, that's what I even said when I first reviewed the episode when it originally aired! Krusty Katering is such a unique episode, and even though some of the characters are in your face, there's definitely some heart portrayed in this episode. The ending with the kid accepting Krabs as a father figure was kind of sweet, and it was refreshing to get (somewhat of) a happy ending. Yeah the silly antics do show up a little too often, but the plot itself is really original, making for a very solid/entertaining story. It's not the best, but it's definitely a pretty decent episode. It definitely has some more unlikable moments (God, I hate that "Cake" running gag), but looking into it, I find this to be a pretty good episode.
 
9. Code Yellow
Original Airdate: 6-3-2017
Plot: SpongeBob is mistaken for a being a doctor, and goes around the Bikini Bottom hospital playing doctor.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward
Fun Fact: One of the various nosejobs Squidward temporarily receives from SpongeBob is a miniature head resembling Squilliam Fancyson.
 
I know what you're all thinking. What!? How could Code Yellow be Number 9 on a Best list!? Code Yellow is one of the worst episodes of Season 10! Well, personally, I disagree with the common opinion that Code Yellow is one of the worst episodes of SpongeBob's Tenth Season. In my opinion, this is how to properly incorporate wackiness into a SpongeBob episode. Personally, I absolutely love the antics in this episode. It's like a cartoon version of the 3 Stooges, only with less violence. Given that this episode takes place in a hospital, with the opportunity for plenty of wacky shenanigans to take place, I feel as though the fast-paced, wacky attitude of this episode perfectly fit within the scenery of this episode. When it comes to the plot, I actually find it quite interesting. We've never really seen that much of a Bikini Bottom hospital (I believe the most we've seen of it was in The Two Faces of Squidward), so this opens up whole new possible scenarios. As for Squidward's subplot, I think it's actually a pretty interesting, and humorous subplot. Squidward getting a nose job is a funny premise, and I especially like how it perfectly ties into both the setup and the ending. It gives SpongeBob a reason to show up at the hospital (Rather than just being there because "episode requires him to be there"), and it does give the episode an interesting climax. Now, the humor is where this episode kind of falls short. Yes, there are definitely some good jokes in this episode, but a lot of the humor is fairly forgettable. Luckily, we're exposed to some great visuals, with the type of pacing that perfectly fits within this type of episode (Goodness, I imagine if this type of episode was made in Season 6, there'd probably an entire minute dedicated to SpongeBob taking someone's blood pressure, stretching out the joke as long as possible). So in a sense, I imagine it could be much worse. It's not a perfect episode, but it definitely has a solid enough storyline, with a cast of memorable characters, along with a few funny gags.
 
8. The Getaway
Original Airdate: 6-10-2017
Plot: A prisoner mistakes SpongeBob for being his getaway driver.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mrs. Puff, Stickyfins Whiting, Dorsal Dan
Fun Fact: Steve Buscemi and Joe Pantoliano guest star in this episode as Dorsal Dan and Stickyfins Whiting respectively.
 
Just looking at the basic synopsis, you can tell this is a good one. Out of all the episodes in Season 10, The Getaway probably has the funniest premise. I mean, c'mon. SpongeBob is a horrible driver to begin with, so having him be mistaken as a getaway driver sounds like a hilarious concept. The execution of this episode is fairly decent. It could've been much better, but it definitely holds up. The new characters introduced in this episode are lots of fun to watch, the Guest Stars do a really great job voicing them in this episode. I especially love the chemistry between Puff and the Getaway driver. Giving her a love interest really seemed to spice things up in this episode, I really enjoyed that element of the episode's plot. Probably where this episode falls short is SpongeBob and the Getaway driver. When they first meet, there are some really funny gags (I especially love the driver's license gag). Unfortunately, they don't seem to bounce off each other that well, at least not as well as SpongeBob's past interactions with a criminal like Man-Ray, The Strangler, or Plankton (His sheer positivity usually seems to make for a memorable contrast to an antagonist's evil nature). There was much more opportunity with this dynamic between the two, but unfortunately, the writer of this episode seemed to divert away from having that much of character development between the two. If anything, I like the small romantic scenes better than the Prisoner/SpongeBob scenes. Something about Puff and the driver really makes for some entertaining scenes. As for the gags, there are some pretty funny ones here and there (The premise itself is funny enough), but unfortunately a good chunk of the episode's gags tend to be unmemorable being part of a slew of visual gags with SpongeBob and the Prisoner avoiding the cops. The gags aren't bad, they just aren't that memorable. Still, this episode does prove to be much more entertaining than half the Season, so I'll give it that. Overall, it's certainly a unique episode I recommend checking out.
 
7. Whirly-Brains
Original Airdate: 10-15-2016
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick end up loosing their brains when they're toy, Whirly-Brain lands on an old fish's property, forcing the old geezer to keep the toys to himself in an act of anger.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Sandy, Patrick, Old Fish
Fun Fact: Mr. Krabs and Mrs. Puff are revealed to have been dating for 16 years (The amount of time it's been since Krusty Love first aired), and have their first kiss in this episode.
 
I know what many people think. Ooh, Whirly-Brains is too wacky, the animation is too over-the-top, Squidward is too crazy, the diaper joke was disgusting, you know what? I really like this episode! (This part of the review was meant to be read like an intro to a Nostalgia Critic video. It does not represent my feelings toward those who dislike this episode. To be honest, I really don't care if you like it or not. It's fine). 
 
Whirly-Brains, the Tenth Season premiere remains one of the highlights of the Season. It has such a unique premise, featuring a brilliant parody of drones. Seriously, the concept of Whirly-Brains is super creative. The episode does kind of turn predictable once the old guy steps into the picture, but to be honest, it's a really solid episode. The plot is very entertaining, there's actual risks in this episode (With SpongeBob and Patrick's brains/eyes being gone), and the jokes are actually really funny for the most part. Yeah, I really like this episode's humor. The jokes aren't all winners of course, but there are definitely plenty of memorable laughs to be had in this episode.
 
I notice this episode seems to be one step ahead of the viewer. Lots of the jokes seem to have neat little twists and turns which makes it all the more entertaining. Take the diaper joke for instance. Yeah, yeah, I know the common complaint "Ugh, this joke's disgusting". Well I'll tell you, it's nothing compared to the likes of this masterpiece. 
 
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Rather than emphasize on the literal disgusting nature of the diaper, the episode changes what could've been a pathetic shot at gross-out humor into a delightfully clever joke. Patrick dotting in eyes, a small detail actually makes for a pretty funny visual joke. A lot of this episode's visuals are really good, to be honest. The animation perfectly fits within such a zany plot. Yeah, an episode where character's brains and eyes are being stolen, the animation perfectly captures what you'd expect out of this scenario. This is the first episode to implement the overly wacky Season 10 animation, and really, I feel as though this episode's animation has held up the most.
 
Sportz?'s animation felt kind of sluggish, as I mentioned in my Top 10 Worst list for Season 10. You'd expect all kinds of wild animation, but really, during the actual sport scenes, we get what feels like a lot of drawn out moments that are lackluster to what the episode should present. Amped up animation that shows off the chaos of the sequence. This episode's animation is beautiful in my opinion. The animation is super fluent in this episode, there are so many crazy moments sprinkled throughout the episode, you get a taste of what these animators can really pull off.
 
Squidward's scenes especially look impressive. This is the first time Squidward acts over-the-top since The Fishbowl. Either way, I find Squidward's scenes to be hilarious in this episode. This was before his crazy attitude was oversaturated, and placed into episodes where it had no right to be there (The Incredible Shrinking Sponge). He's hilarious in this episode, and it's justified for him to go insane. I'd probably freak out if I saw floating brains with eyes, too.
 
As for the overall execution of this episode's conflict, I say did a pretty good job. It wasn't a masterpiece to any extent, and the storyline did feel slightly unoriginal with a generic stereotype (The cranky old man who hates kids), and an element heavily featured in this episode that parodies drones. But, with the right amount of humor, animation that flows well with the crazy storyline, and likable protagonists (Haven't even really mentioned that. SpongeBob and Patrick are basically flawless protagonists in this episode. I can't recall anything bad about the way they were written that really sticks with me), this can definitely be an enjoyable episode that can be compared to the likes of the Ren & Stimpy Show.
 
6. House Worming/Clam Up!
Original Airdate: 2-25-2017
Plot: A bunch of worms decide to move into SpongeBob's body, and use him as a house.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Prickley the Worm, Gary, Other Worms
Fun Fact: Clam Up! is the only short in the series to star a character who isn't one of the main characters.
 
Ah, House Worming. A more simplistic episode, introducing us to a new character, Prickley the Worm. I'm going to get this off my back an start off by saying, the follow-up short, Clam Up! is easily the highlight of the episode. But we'll just talk about the main episode itself, first.
 
House Worming is a relatively simple, and goofy episode. The premise is fine, there are definitely plenty of good gags thrown into the episode (My favorite being the visual gag that shows off SpongeBob's body transformed into an apartment complex for the worms). The only real problem I have with this episode's plot is that it's pretty similar to the likes of Jellyfish Jam. It's not as big of a "rip-off" as Plankton Gets the Boot (Seeing how in this case, the main similarity to House Worming and Jellyfish Jam is the setup to the conflict with SpongeBob taking in a wild animal which seems harmless on the outside, but turns out to turn his life upside down). The execution of this premise differs greatly from Jellyfish Jam, as the Jellyfish are merely a nuisance in SpongeBob's life, constantly wanting to do nothing but dance. However, in this episode, the worms go with SpongeBob wherever he goes, since they enjoy living inside his pores.
 
The execution is pretty decent, and I do find it to be quite enjoyable at times. There are a lot of really good gags in this episode, which definitely amps up the playful nature this episode is trying to project. It's not meant to be taken seriously, it's a goofy episode that fully takes advantage of being a cartoon. Which I definitely admire, I really do like when cartoons push the boundaries, by presenting stories that couldn't be done in live-action.
 
Overall, House Worming a decent enough episode. It's not the best in the Season, but it's definitely not that bad of an episode. However, the follow-up short that comes after the episode is what really puts this episode on this spot in the list.
 
The last time we've had a short (That's part of a Season) was back in Season 5. And before then, back in Season 1 (Reef Blower). Not only does it make this episode stand out more than usual, but the short is actually really good. And really unique too, Clam Up! stars Prickley the Worm and a Clam. The only main character who appears in this short is SpongeBob, and even then, he only appears in the background at the very end without any lines.
 
Clam Up! is such a charming, and simple short. It could not have existed at all, but really, instead of stretching out House Worming to what would've been an unbearable length for a premise that simple, we get this neat little short that shows off the backstory of how Prickley arrived at SpongeBob's house.
 
It's such a neat little addition to the episode, it really makes it much more special than it would've been, had it not been for this unique little addition. The short itself is actually really funny, it feels like a Pixar short in my opinion. It does, it gives a little more background on an already existing character, while giving us a fairly simple premise, filled with lots of laughs. I really love how the crew decided to go the extra mile by incorporating this little short to make up time that House Worming couldn't cover. I feel as though, had it not been for this short, House Worming would probably be one of the weaker episodes of the Season. Overall, House Worming is a fairly delightful episode, but with the addition to Clam Up!, I can guarantee you'll have an enjoyable experience watching these episodes.
 
5. MermaidPants
Original Airdate: 10-29-2016
Plot: SpongeBob and Patrick decide to pretend to be their favorite superheroes, Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy. While pretending, they manage to not only rope Squidward into their game, but Mr. Krabs, as well.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
Fun Fact: This is the the last Season 10 episode to air in 2016.
 
Yes, MermaidPants is only at Number 5, and not in the Top 3. Sue me, I find this one to be overrated. Yes MermaidPants is a great episode, but it's definitely not the very best this Season has to offer. Still, despite my attitude towards the overflowing amount of praise this episode receives, I won't deny that this is definitely a great episode.
 
The plot of this episode is a fairly simple plot. Goodness, it's kind of like what Ed Edd n' Eddy did in a lot of their episodes, recapturing that classic childhood spirit. In this case, playing "Superheroes" is the type of childhood spirit being portrayed in this episode. SpongeBob and Patrick both represent the freedom of childhood in this sense by dressing up as their favorite superheroes. They have that child-like state of mind that is perfectly represented in this episode. This is the type of playful nature that was represented in episodes like Idiot Box, Snowball Effect, and yes, even the original MM&BB episode. Goodness, that was a highlight of that episode. SpongeBob and Patrick pretending to be their heroes isn't anything new to the series, but this episode focuses on an adventure the two have while pretending. It's that type of childhood spirit (Don't know how many times I have to say that) that I feel as though makes these two so likable. They don't need to be dumbed-down to the point where they act like literal children (I'm looking at you openings of Squid Baby and Squidward's School For Grownups!). There's a difference between acting childish and acting child-like (At least from my perspective). Acting childish is just being an immature idiot, whereas acting child-like is having a more whimsical attitude, often being more lively, and optimistic in a sense.
 
I believe that this is what truly holds this episode together. This aspect of SpongeBob and Patrick's characters is what this series seems to be built on. Looking at some of the best episodes of the series, SB & Patrick are often written in this state of mind. But, the worse episodes of the series use the "child" trope literally, by making them act like actual children, when in reality, SB & Patrick aren't children. They're grown adults who haven't really lost touch with their inner child yet.
 
And that is what essentially makes this episode work. There is no real conflict (Aside from the nice little twist at the end where Squidward takes the villain part too seriously, which undoubtedly fits his character, seeing that he usually finds it proper to take things in a dignified and sophisticated manner, well...for the most part...)...
 
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...it's merely an episode focusing on Squidward having to deal with SpongeBob and Patrick forcing him to play with them. And it's not handled in ways many past episodes have handled it, by showing off SpongeBob and Patrick constantly pestering Squidward to join him (Whether it was a good episode like SB-129, or a bad one like Squid Wood). Instead, we get to see them trying to persuade Squidward into playing with them, by playing nearby him (Showing off how much fun it is). The overall focus of this episode is nothing more than just a fun experience SpongeBob and Patrick are having playing as their heroes. And having Krabs and Squidward roped into their roleplaying definitely makes for a fun time. There are lot of great jokes in this episode (Though there are plenty of forgettable jokes too, I won't deny that), and they definitely help fill in gaps that would otherwise be kind of boring (Since there isn't that much conflict in this episode). The main climax is also pretty entertaining, and kind of suspenseful. There are actual risks at this point, and you can tell Squidward has kind of evolved as a character in this episode. He doesn't just completely shift in directions with how he acts (Like SpongeBob was in the climax of The Incredible Shrinking Sponge, jumping from an ignorant, happy fellow, into a sad character who felt as though he was cursed with becoming small forever), the change in character is slowly drawn at through this episode. That's another thing this episode masters at, not only does it do great at character building, but it also has really good pacing, which allows for so many jokes, and just an overall fun experience. It's kind of like reading Calvin & Hobbes in a sense. Yes, I just compared a SpongeBob episodes to one of the greatest comics of all time.
 
Going in deep detail as to what really makes this episode work has really opened up my eyes to see that it is indeed worth getting some praise. It still is a little overrated, but hey, it's still an episode I really like nonetheless. Overall, this is certainly a great episode, which is nothing more than just an 11 minute long cartoon with lots of fun and laughs. It perfectly represents what makes this series great, while giving off a new, and entertaining adventure.
 
4. Unreal Estate
Original Airdate: 6-3-2017
Plot: Squidward convinces SpongeBob that he's allergic to his pineapple, and tries to get him another house, far away from his own.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob
Fun Fact: Aside from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, this is the only time in the series SpongeBob physically ends up in a fishbowl in the real world.
 
Oh man, here we go, Unreal Estate. Unreal Estate is one of the funniest episodes in the Season, I absolutely love this episode. The premise to the episode sounds like it's doomed to fail. SpongeBob is convinced he's allergic to his own pineapple? That sounds like a horrible idea for an episode, I could just imagine how hard it'd be to execute a premise as ridiculous as that one. Luckily, the episode tends to shift it's focus on the concept of house hunting, which is really where this episode shines. Most of the episode's highlights tend to take place during these sequences with the new houses SpongeBob and Squidward look at. It's kind of a fun little montage, honestly. We get some change in scenery by being exposed to these houses, and I especially admire the way the montage was handled. Yeah, it could've been your average montage, just containing an assortment of highlights from the characters' adventure, but no. The episode goes out of it's way to parody the theme song, which I think is probably the funniest gag in the episode. The theme song parodies are hilarious, especially the Chicken Parmesan sandwich gag that comes out of absolutely nowhere. It's kind of interesting to see the theme song gags, especially since they were probably the highlight of Truth or Square. Anyways, the theme song gags aren't the only comedic highlight of the episode. Another one is probably the scene involving Squidward in the "futuristic house" (Which in reality is a rocket). Man, when I first saw this scene, I did not see the plot twist coming, and even better, the scene was hilarious! It came out of nowhere, and seeing Squidward freak out when being launched into space was a massive laugh. Overall, this episode's overall premise does seem a tad bit ridiculous, but the episode sways away from focusing entirely on the effects of Squidward's lie (Like Sold!), and instead was centered around the silliness of Squidward and SpongeBob's journey to buy SpongeBob a new house. As a result, the episode doesn't take itself that seriously, and is more or less just for laughs. And let me tell you, it succeeds in bringing in laughs. Overall, a hilarious gem of this Season.
 
3. Mimic Madness
Original Airdate: 2-25-2017
Plot: SpongeBob is diagnosed with Mimic Madness Disease, which makes him addicted to mimicking people.
Main Characters:  SpongeBob, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Patrick, Plankton
Fun Fact: This is the first episode in nearly 5 years to feature a brand new song (Though Sold! kind of had one).
 
Mimic Madness is by far the most praised episode of the Season, next to Mermaid Pants. This episode's praise is definitely valid, as it really is a great episode. The premise is very original, yet there is a possibility of the concept failing, by overdoing SpongeBob's mimicking, making him an annoying, unlikable character (Like how his laugh was overdone in Funny Pants). Luckily, the episode perfectly avoids this possibility of failing, by making SpongeBob a likable protagonist. Remember that long in-depth character analysis I included in my review for Mermaid Pants? Well, the same type of "child-like" trait is established once again, perfectly in this episode. SpongeBob's attitude towards the concept of constantly mimicking people is because it brings joy to him, not to mention, it's a form of flattery. So SpongeBob's motivations are perfectly acceptable, fitting right in with his character. Now, the episode takes a unique, and interesting turn. SpongeBob ends up getting the disease, Mimic Madness, that completely messes up his identity. First off, let me just say that Tom Kenny did a fantastic job voicing SpongeBob in this episode. Usually I don't praise the voice work, as usually the voice acting in SpongeBob is pretty solid, generally a flaw in the voice-work is a result of an incompetent script/storyboard (Like SpongeBob's obnoxious yell to Mrs. Puff in Summer Job). However, Tom Kenny successfully masters SpongeBob's impressions in this episode. They don't sound very similar, yet at the same time, they all sound like SpongeBob is doing the impressions, not Tom Kenny. I'm pretty sure his talent is best demonstrated in the song, "Who am I?" Yes, there is a song in this episode, and like most episodes with a song in them, it's the highlight of the episode. The episode seems like it'd be a fairly goofy episode, just taking the highlight of Gone, and stretching it out into an 11 minute episode. However, the episode goes into an actually serious direction. SpongeBob legitimately suffers from Mimic Madness, he is in an overall identity crisis, confused and possibly scared about having no idea who he truly is. The song "Who am I?" is not only filled with great vocal work, memorable lyrics, and funny visual gags, but it also has a fairly emotional impact on the audience. I felt legitimately bad for SpongeBob once the song was over, it was a very touching, and emotional song. The episode perfectly masters the incorporation of serious character development, while keeping an overall light-hearted feeling keeping the overall feel to the episode stay in range with the regular vibes you get when watching a regular episode of SpongeBob (Something SpongeHenge failed to accomplish, with it's twistedly dark ending that doesn't feel like it belongs in a SpongeBob episode). Overall, this is definitely one of the best episodes of the Season, and perfectly captures the spirit of a SpongeBob episode, while telling a funny, and moving story.
 
2. Burst Your Bubble
Original Airdate: 3-18-2017
Plot: SpongeBob, still unable to get his license, creates a vehicle made out of bubbles, and ends up launching a new trend as a result.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mrs. Puff
Fun Fact: This is the only episode aside from Rodeo Daze and Sandy's Rocket in which every citizen of Bikini Bottom reaches the surface (Though unlike Rodeo Daze and Sandy's Rocket where they break the surface, they don't go through it in this episode).
 
Ah, Burst Your Bubble. One of the most creative episodes of the Season, Burst Your Bubble is a delight to watch. It's not the funniest episode out there, though there are some really funny jokes in the episode (Particularly the car wash gag with Krabs which was both unsettling, yet hilarious at the same time). I really enjoyed this one. There are a lot of really great visuals in this episode, I found the design of the bubble cars to be incredibly creative, especially the way they work. The plot is very original, though it does go on a little predictable route with the tables turning. Still, that doesn't mean this episode isn't entertaining, because my goodness, it's really entertaining. From Puff's crazy driving using the bubble boat, to the scenes where she first sees the Bubble Boats (Which are actually pretty interesting to watch in my personal opinion), it's a really entertaining episode. I consider this to be a highlight of the Season, it's not the best episode, but I really found myself enjoying this one, even if it's not that fantastic of an episode. It's still pretty unique, and gives us plenty of funny jokes. It's creativity is where the episode shines the most, looking back at the episode, I still really admire the bubble boats design, I think they're great! This episode is one of my personal favorites of the Season.
 
And finally, before I get to my Number 1 pick, here's an honorable mention.
 
Plankton Retires
Original Airdate: 3-25-2017
Plot: Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob follows Plankton on his road to retirement, skeptical that this could all be a diabolical plan.
Main Characters: Plankton Robot, Krabs Robot, SpongeBob Robot, Plankton, Krabs
Rating: 6/10
 
And of course, the best episode in SpongeBob's Tenth Season is...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Feral Friends
Original Airdate: 10-7-2017
Plot: The ultra rare "Neptune's Moon" escapes it's dormant state for a total of 2 hours, turning every citizen in Bikini Bottom (With the exception of Sandy) into their primitive form. Now, it's up to Sandy (And a special friend of hers) to keep her friends safe during this time of chaos.
Main Characters: Sandy, The French Narrator, Patchy the Pirate
Fun Fact: This is the first major and physical appearance of the French Narrator, who is revealed to be a man in a Diving Suit.
 
Oh man, you can tell the staff put A LOT of effort into this episode. I'm stunned, I just can't believe how fantastic this episode was. Never in a million years would I imagine we'd get a SpongeBob episode with the French Narrator starring as a main character. This was a fantastic reveal, probably the best fan service the entire Season had to offer (And it was STUFFED with Easter Eggs to begin with!). Still, this is such a unique, and wonderful episode. The premise itself is super creative, and take full advantage of taking place underwater. It's a brilliant Sci-Fi-esque episode, perfect for Halloween! The concept of this episode is super creative, and the execution is marvelous! The primitive state of our main characters is really fascinating to see, especially alongside the still-cartoony state of Sandy. She is a fantastic protagonist in this episode too. It's about time we get a Sandy-centered episode with an overall action feel to it (I mean, she was featured in pretty much every other action themed episode like Planet of the Jellyfish, Whelk Attack, etc.). I was kind of disappointed when Squidward was transformed into a primitive Squid, I was kind of hoping we'd see Sandy and Squidward act as our main heroes, that'd be really entertaining to see, as I feel as though these two don't get enough interaction, but the payoff with the French Narrator was completely worth it. And even then, Frenchie serves an actually purpose in this episode, he isn't there just to be there, he's there to help Sandy out on her adventure. Also, the Live Action scenes in this episode look really good, especially the set for the French Narrator's submarine, I really liked that set. Not to mention, the episode is actually kind of educational, and it's not even really boring either, we get a lot of great visuals paired up with the French Narrator's narration of aquatic sea life (Which is the perfect way to handle his character!). Best of all, Patchy is back! 
 
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No, not that ugly monstrosity. I mean, Patchy's back in Live Action, and guess what? He's funny again! Finally, the first appearance of Patchy in over 10 years that I found to be legitimately funny! His scenes provide a great comedic balance, given that most of the episode lacks jokes in order to tell a more serious story. This episode handles everything perfectly! It has a great cast of characters, it has a really creative, and entertaining storyline, suspenseful actions scenes, great jokes, impressive visuals, this an amazing episode, and is truly the best episode of SpongeBob's Tenth Season.
 
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SpongeBob's Tenth Season has truly been one mixed bag. On one end you have fantastic episodes like Unreal Estate or Feral Friends, while on the other end you have absolutely failures like Sportz? and The Incredible Shrinking Sponge, with the majority of the Season being hit or miss. Lots of the episodes tend to be middle-in-the-road in this Season, there aren't too many shiners, and lowpoints. I guess that's a factor of this Season's episode amount (22, sheesh, this is the shortest Season in the entire series!).
 
Still, every Season has it's amazing and horrendous episodes, whether it's as pure as Season 3, or as terrible as Season 7. As such, the series has built itself a number of classics during it's time, while it's also produced an infamous collection that I assume we'd rather forget. So, next time you'll be joining me, I shall discuss my picks for the Top 10 Worst SpongeBob Episodes (First 10 Seasons Only)"

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Well folks, it has been a while, and thanks to the inconvenience of snow, I'm finally going to get around to sharing this with you guys. Back in 2017, I spent the entire year composing rankings of each Season of SpongeBob. I originally intended to develop lists of the Top 10 Worst Episodes of the series, however I soon realized how predictable and boring that would be. So, I ended up going against the rankings I've made over the past several months, and compose a personal list of my favorites and least favorites. Some episodes are much worse than the episodes on my personal Bottom 10 list. However, these episodes in the long run get out more hate from me personally than episodes that are worse.

 

This may sound confusing I know, but say I have Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy on the list, but I don't have Summer Job on the list, which was ahead of it in the Top 10 Worst Season 7 Episodes list. That's because, while Summer Job is a worse episode than SITKWS, I personally despise SITKWS, while I don't hate Summer Job quite as much. Therefore, SITKWS's ranking on this list would be more reasonable on this personal Bottom 10 than Summer Job would. But, without further ado, these are my thoughts on my Top 10 Least Favorite Episodes. I most warn you, I originally wrote a much better draft for Numbers 5-1, but it ended up being deleted accidentally. As a result, my work is a lot worse for my Numbers 5-1, than it is in 10-6, so bare with me. Also, if you're curious what I think are the Top 10 Worst Episodes of the series, just look at my Top 10 Worst Season 7 list, and maybe replace 10-8 with The Clash of Triton, Restraining Sponge, and Smooth Jazz in Bikini Bottom. Anyway, let's get started. This was originally written from December 26th, 2017 to December 31st, 2017.

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Well, for the past 11 months, I've been making Top 10 Best and Worst lists for each Season of SpongeBob SquarePants. Well, I'm finally all caught up, making my lists for the most recently completed Season, Season 10. Now, after listing my picks for the absolute worst episodes in each Season, it's time to take the very worst this series has to offer, and compile it together in my own personal list for the Top 10 Worst SpongeBob episodes (From the first 10 Seasons, Season 11 isn't finished yet).
 
Now, in order to mix things up, I'm going to avoid a certain method I've used to compile my rankings for the Seasons lists. Instead of choosing an episode based off the overall quality of it, and my personal opinion, this list is going to be solely  my personal opinion. Because really, it'd just be a predictable list (It'd probably be almost exactly the same as my Top 10 Worst for Season 7, seeing that all those episodes are horrendous). I'd just be ranking my least favorite episodes from each Season, that's not fun, that's boring, that's predictable. I hate being predictable, I still can't stand the fact that Band Geeks made it to Number 1 on my Top 10 Best list for Season 2 (Which isn't really that predictable, seeing how many people consider it to be overrated nowadays).
 
So, you will likely see stuff that'd reach #2 or #3 on my Top 10 lists, and maybe not all the #1's (Because I can personally despise an episode even more so than something that's the worst in the Season. For instance: Waiting. Waiting is a terrible episode, it's the worst one in Season 5. Yet, I don't hate it nearly as much as Breath of Fresh Squidward (Because of how awful of a turn the episode takes halfway, see my review in my Top 10 for more detailed descriptions). I will acknowledge that Waiting is worse, because BoFS has at least a likable first half, with some really funny jokes, while Waiting is terrible all the way around. Yet, I don't come to hate Waiting as much as BoFS, because BoFS's issues anger me more so than that of Waiting).
 
So, without further ago, here's my personal list of the Top 10 Worst SpongeBob Episodes (From the Seasons 1-10).
 
10. The Incredible Shrinking Sponge
Original Airdate: 12-2-2017
Plot: SpongeBob is accidentally shrunken after his grill's temperature was risen way too high.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
 
Original Review: "*Sigh*
 
Hey, what do you know, that's how I started my Plankton Gets the Boot! review. Oh boy, we're in for it now, actual plot holes! That's right, while most of Season 10's bad episodes tend to suffer from being really unentertaining, with either a forgetful execution of a fairly generic premise, or having a plethora of forgettable/lame jokes.
 
Well, The Incredible Shrinking Sponge delivers one of the sloppiest directed episodes this Season. Seriously, I had no idea where this episode wanted to go. I thought at first the episode would focus on the Urchin, seeing the foreshadowing with it at the beginning, and even then, that would've been a predictable, boring route. However, the episode suddenly switches to SpongeBob meeting up with Plankton (The only good part about this episode in my opinion), then quickly changes to him cleaning people in the Krusty Krab, then all of a sudden he starts to dislike being small...wha-wha-what!? Where is this episode going!? Okay, that's the basic synopsis of the episode, it's time for me to go a little more in-depth.
 
First of all, the plot is your pretty standard "Sci-Fi" plot. Goodness, aside from time traveling, shrinking is probably the most common Sci-Fi related premise in cartoons. I've seen this type of plot done before, whether in a good cartoon like the Fairly OddParents, or Phineas & Ferb, or in a bad cartoon like Johnny Test or Fanboy & Chum Chum. It's fairly common in modern cartoons that tend to stretch the boundaries of what they can do in an episode. Goodness, Squidtastic Voyage was already the series' "Shrinking" plot, but this episode does refrain from being a Squidtastic Voyage ripoff, heck, there's not a single similarity I can find between these two episodes other than the whole "Shrinking" aspect, so it's not like Plankton Gets the Boot! where I can find an ample amount of similarities between this episode and other superior ones.
 
So starting off, we have a decent premise that's original enough to not be considered a ripoff of Squidtastic Voyage, okay, that's cool. I'm fine with that. But here's where things start to fall apart. The execution of this premise. And of course, in typical Season 10 fashion, we start off the episode with Squidward screaming at the top of his lungs. Now I'm not one who is particularly annoyed by crazy Squidward. Goodness, I really liked crazy Squidward in one of his most zany performances in Whirly-Brains, I thought he was hilarious in that episode!  
 
However! I feel as though Squidward goes too far within this episode. He is so crazy over these urchins. And yes, we know he has a fear of urchins, as seen in Eek, an Urchin!, but he's never acted like Patrick did in Home Sweet Pineapple. Never! This is completely out of Squidward's character. Now, we start to head down a fairly predictable route, with SpongeBob comforting the urchin, only to have it escape from him. Now, I do like how the grill shrinks SpongeBob. I thought the cause of the grill's temperature rising was pretty clever, and I thought it was a neat way to tie in with the urchin. However, once SpongeBob shrinks, we are given an assortment of lame visual gags, leading up to SpongeBob's confrontation with the urchin. Of course, the urchin tries to attack SpongeBob.
 
By this point the episode is fairly "Meh". It's not that good, but I've seen worse. However, this is when the episode starts to get really sloppy. Squidward instantly sees SpongeBob and mistakes him for an urchin. Uh...hello!? Earth to Squidward, SpongeBob is the general size of Plankton, he should still be big enough for you to recognize. Goodness, Krabs picks up SpongeBob, mistaking him for Plankton in a disguise, and tosses him to the Chum Bucket.
 
Knowing that SpongeBob was around the same relative height as Plankton, I thought the episode would focus on these two interacting with one another, which I thought would make for an interesting turn of events for this episode about shrinking. I mean, imagine how cool that would be, having SpongeBob try to stop Plankton from stealing the formula from Plankton's size, that would be cool!
 
But nope. The episode suddenly decides to change directions, with Plankton kicking SpongeBob out of the Chum Bucket, after bragging to SpongeBob about being a millimeter taller than him. And of course, the only somewhat interesting scene in the episode is finally over, and we're back to the boring ol' Krusty Krab.
 
Krabs realizes SpongeBob really HAS shrunken, leading to Squidward fainting (Which, by the way, contradicts Squidward's belief that SpongeBob was an urchin earlier. Did he seriously not recognize SpongeBob? SpongeBob looks like the opposite of an urchin, he's yellow, he's square, he's full of pores, not spikes! Also, the fainting gag was probably the only funny joke in this episode). Krabs decides to make SpongeBob clean people (Being that he's a sponge, and he doesn't really serve much of a purpose now that he can't flip patties). Seriously? The episode goes in this direction? Wh-Wh-Why? This is so boring in comparison to the possibilities of Plankton teaming up with SpongeBob! Goodness, what even happened to the urchin subplot?! The episode doesn't have a centered conflict, it just focuses on SpongeBob surviving after being shrunken. Goodness, that sounds more exciting than how this episode is presented! SpongeBob doesn't even really make that much of an effort to survive, heck, he seems perfectly fine with being shrunken. Not for a minute does he panic, or feel paranoid, he just goes with the flow! His survival all depends on luck, he miraculously survives the urchin's wrath, is suddenly sent to the Chum Bucket, then back to the Krusty Krab. None of this seems very believable, the episode seemingly gives SpongeBob the benefit of the doubt, and switches from one subplot to another whenever it feels like. It doesn't even take that much advantage of SpongeBob's height. Maybe a few visual gags take place, but nothing really emphasizes on SpongeBob's height. And we finally do get into a subplot, the episode just seems to throw it away, and jumps into a whole other plot. There are no real stakes in this episode, SpongeBob is just thrown around the episode where he's needed.
 
Oh, and the resolution of this episode is pathetic. Out of nowhere, SpongeBob suddenly feels sad about being so small, and desires to be big again. Uh...where did this come from? From what I could gather, SpongeBob was happy to be small, he found it exciting, now out of nowhere, he suddenly breaks out of this ignorance, and becomes sad? Why? Oh I get it, because this is the part of the episode that needs this to happen in order to setup the ending. Wow, nothing transitions well in this episode at all.
 
The ending was (As you can expect), SpongeBob grows again thanks to the absorption of water, because he is a Sponge after all. I will admit, this is a pretty good ending considering how rocky this episode was, but really? You're going with absorption, when he literally absorbed grease earlier in the episode and didn't grow at all? C'mon! This episode is insanely flawed, the characters half the time are out of character because they need to act a certain way in order to transition from one subplot to another. The fact that there is no central conflict in this episode annoys the heck out of me, with the plot jumping all over the place. It's an episode that features tons of coincidences that don't get our protagonist into trouble, but rather the opposite. This episode is such a mess, there's problems all over the place, from the hypocrisy of how some of the characters contradict themselves, to the glaring problem of this episode's subplots. Not to mention, pretty much all of the episode's jokes fall flat, leaving barely any room for this episode to have redeeming qualities. I really dislike this episode, and consider this to be one of the worst episodes in recent time. However! There is another episode...another infamous episode...that I guarantee, if you've been following this Season, you'll know what I'm talking about, but before we talk about this episode, here's an honorable mention."
 
Final Thoughts: Yes, I personally despise TISS more than Sportz? The messy layout of this episode is a terrible distraction, switching from one short subplot to another. There is no proper central conflict, it's just a bunch of coincidences that happen (Because the episode needs them to happen) in order to progress a story that has no real focus. At least Sportz? did have a structured story, with some sort of climax. This episode just ends because it runs out of time, so the most predictable ending you could possibly imagine is enforced in a lame excuse for a joke. Overall, this is definitely my personal least favorite episode from recent time. It's not as terrible as Sportz?, but the problems with that episode aren't as glaring as the mess with this episode's direction (Plus, the constant contradiction between character motivations, from SpongeBob's happiness to instant sadness when the plot calls him to be sad is super annoying, and really forced).
 
9. Yours, Mine, and Mine
Original Airdate: 9-11-2010
Plot: Patrick and SpongeBob fight over a kiddie meal toy at the Krusty Krab
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick
 
Original Review: "There's been plenty of episodes out there where the episode seems to reset itself, and go back to normal. Sponge Out of Water is a prime example of this, with all the characters getting back into their groove at the end of the movie, after the grand adventure. But it's a lot more rare when the conflict in the episode resets itself. Whenever this happened, it was usually done in a humorous way, like when Patrick dissed Texas at the end of Texas, provoking Sandy to ask Patrick "What did you just say?". These were generally subplots, though, not the main plot that the entire episode focused around. Unfortunately, the main conflict in this episode is reset at the end, and boy, does it bomb. Rather than being a funny little joke that'll make you chuckle, it's a stinker that'll make you groan and go "Here we go again.". It's like watching divorced parents meet up with each other a few hours after a big fight. It's tough to watch. In this episode, Patrick is ignorant to no end. Promising he'll share the toy with SpongeBob, he does the complete opposite, hogging it to himself. Patrick's selfish attitude makes him an extremely unlikable character in this episode. And the episode goes nowhere with it. You think Patrick would learn his lesson about sharing, but he doesn't. He takes money out of SpongeBob's wallet, and use the infamous words, "Have you learned nothing about sharing?". While Stuck in the Wringer at least managed to make the final joke in the episode silly, this isn't silly, it's just annoying. When you think Patrick's finally done being a jerk, he starts the drama back up! It has the opposite effect writers wanted it to have. Instead of a one-liner that hints the conflict isn't over, we get a one-liner that outright states Patrick didn't learn his lesson at all. The episode itself isn't even entertaining. It's just SpongeBob & Patrick fighting over a toy. It's not funny, it's just annoying. It's like when Phil and Lil fight over something on Rugrats. While that's usually about 10 seconds long or so, this drags on for minutes, it's the main plot of the episode! You want SpongeBob to win, he's the obvious protagonist, but he doesn't win, and Patrick doesn't learn his lesson, so the episode is just pointless. Not even the scene with Sandy was funny, it was just filler. The episode is pretty much just filler. How could this episode be good? Maybe keep the opening scenes intact, then have Patrick hide from SpongeBob when SpongeBob comes to get the toy. Patrick breaks it, and realizes he has to get it fixed before he can give it to SpongeBob. So, he spends the rest of the episode going to ridiculous lengths trying to fix it, going to all different places, and people, with some silly hijinks ensuing. He gets it fixed, gives it to SpongeBob, and SpongeBob asks Patrick if they can play with it together. Patrick says "Okay.", and the episode wraps up on a heartfelt note. Or, have the episode work out the way it does, but instead of the Sandy scene, have the 2 rip it in half. They realize they've broken the toy, and see it as a metaphor for them breaking their friendship. The two realize they have to stop fighting over the toy, at the cost of their friendship. They head to the Krusty Krab, and Krabs reveals he's made a bunch of other Krabby toys after the success of the first one, and rewards the two with a free toy, for $2.99. They both then share the toy, by using it to play with their MM&BB action figures. Those would've been much better episodes with an actual ending, rather than this one, where it's never-ending conflict is just put to a temporary halt."
 
Final Thoughts: This is without a doubt my least favorite appearance of "Jerk Patrick". He's such a terrible antagonist in this episode, acting like some First Grader who bullies Kindergarteners, by stealing their toys. This is not the type of "Jerk" that I find to be entertaining. He's just super obnoxious, and is a downright scumbag in this episode. There are ways of making jerks funny in cartoons, but this, there is no way this is funny. It's just an unpleasant mess to watch. SpongeBob is such a weak, and frail protagonist who can't even stand up to the big oaf who takes advantage of him! It's bad enough these two make just about every minute of their screentime drag on forever, but the story doesn't even go anywhere. The plot doesn't progress at all, the entire episode is just the two fighting over a measly toy. No one learns a lesson, they don't grow as characters at all in this episode. It's just a waste of 11 minutes, that I bet the writers had no fun working on at all.
 
8. Breath of Fresh Squidward
Original Airdate: 7-26-2007
Plot: After getting electrocuted by an electric fence, Squidward becomes extremely positive. But, SpongeBob becomes jealous, after Squidward takes SpongeBob's place in just about everything that's important to him.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick
 
Original Review: "Some people actually like this episode. My question is...HOW!? HOW CAN YOU LIKE SUCH A MONSTROSITY LIKE THIS!? Breath of Fresh Squidward is the prime example of SpongeBob being completely out of character! Heck, that's a trend with the Top 3 (Gee, that's a spoiler!) on this list! But this one, has it even WORSE than Number 3! You thought SpongeBob was ridiculous in To Love a Patty!? Oh, you ain't seen nothing yet!
 
The episode actually starts off quite well. It begins with a gag about SpongeBob and Patrick enjoying the sunrise in Squidward's bedroom (Which they've been doing for ages, apparently). This is actually a really funny joke, and I have to give the writers credit for this one, it's a hilarious, memorable joke, and a great way to kick off the episode!
 
So, Squidward decides to build an electric fence...he gets shocked...becomes positive...blah, blah, blah. The first half of this episode I can tolerate. i believe it to be a pretty great episode. It was pleasant witnessing Squidward be on SpongeBob and Patrick's side of attitude for once, and I really thought the montage was cute. But alas, things turn, and go COMPLETELY downhill once the second half of the episode kicks in.
 
Squidward's positivity causes him to be at first widely criticized (For no explained reason!), but suddenly, as fast as Nick decided to renew this show for a 10th and 11th Season, everyone praises the new Squidward. Seriously!?
 
There are so many things wrong with this.
 
First of all, there's no given reason why Squidward is receiving hate for being nice. Maybe people are freaked out, considering how grumpy he is, but come on, being criticized for giving a kid a free hat, that's ridiculous. Let's back things up, first.
 
Squidward is seen to be constantly helpful to SpongeBob in a funny, and entertaining montage. But, the moment Squidward tries to help out with SpongeBob at work (Which is SpongeBob's favorite thing to do...work at the Krusty Krab), SpongeBob becomes defensive, and refuses to allow Squidward work with him. Wait, what!? This is the same Sponge who rubbed a piece of paper against Squidward, just...because it pleased him? This is the same Sponge who is constantly wanting to chat with Squidward during work. But now, you prevent Squidward from working with you? I mean, I guess that's alright, considering how much SpongeBob loves his job, but then again...
 
In The Algea's Always Greener, SpongeBob was promoted to working Co-Cashier, and seemed to love it, while Squidward envied it (Something which is in character). This is very hard to analyze, but my best guess on this issue is that SpongeBob feeds off of Squidward's grumpy attitude? I have no idea, but regardless, SpongeBob is FULL of ego in these scenes. When Squidward makes Krabby Patties himself, SpongeBob attempts to throw them away (Because Squidward made them). This is pathetic, and completely out of SpongeBob's character.
 
Never, would he EVER criticize Squidward for making Krabby Patties. In fact, he PRAISED Squidward for filling in for him during Pickles, so explain to me how this reaction SpongeBob gets to Squidward's patties is justified?
 
Then, out of nowhere, Krabs implies Squidward might be as good as SpongeBob at cooking. Uh, why? Maybe it's because Squidward didn't burn the patties for once, but considering how there's no continuity within this episode, that's likely not the case.
 
Later, Krabs then praises Squidward for ketchup dimples he put on a Krabby Patty. Before hand, Krabs asks angrily who made the dimples, and SpongeBob FRAMES Squidward for it! Okay, this is just WAY too far out of character, and we're not even at the worst part of the episode! SpongeBob lying is just the ultimate example of him being out of character.
 
SpongeBob even said in a later episode, Kracked Krabs, that lying is WRONG. He says that to Mr. Krabs! A character who HE lies to in this episode. And sure, while episodes contradict themselves all the time, this time, it was completely unjustified. SpongeBob has no reason why he should lie (Other than the fact that he's jealous of Squidward, and SpongeBob's hardly shown jealousy before).
 
Squidward becomes employee of the month, so Patrick holds a party at his place.
 
Squidward seems to be the life of the party, getting everyone excited, and happy, while SpongeBob mopes over not getting the Employee of the Month award.
 
But then, SpongeBob freaks out, when he sees Squidward Pogo Dancing with Patrick. Seeing that his best friend is hanging out with Squidward, SpongeBob rages with fury, after all the things he loved was taken away from him (You know, if he had Patty, he wouldn't need those things). He then yells...screams, and forces Squidward out of the party unjustly.
 
Everything is wrong with this scene. I get it SpongeBob, you're jealous. But the SpongeBob way to do things would've involved SpongeBob joining in on the fun with his 2 best friends, so this...this is just a mess.
 
SpongeBob then realizes he was a little too hard (Little. Everything is wrong with that word choice) on Squidward, and decides to apologize.
 
"Squidward, I just want to say I'm sorry for being so selfish, and yelling at you and all. I mean, who cares about cooking, pictures on the wall, and dancing. We're bigger than that, right? So, if you're willing to let bygones be bygones, then I'm willing to meet you half way. What do you say, buddy? Put 'er there, pal."
 
This goes against pretty much everything SpongeBob felt in the Second half. I'm glad the writers gave Squidward some justice for being treated poorly, but it just can't live up to the pain, and emotional suffering Squid went through. It's just as painful for him, as it was to SpongeBob in Fools in April (Like that episode, this one has a character being treated poorly, despite doing nothing wrong).
 
There's just so many things awful about this episode that I can't stand it, I just can't stand it. Such a horrendous episode, with so many unlikable, and contradicting aspects. Definitely one of my least favorites of not only the Season, but the series."
Final Thoughts: The way SpongeBob was mishandled in this episode is the biggest blow to it. It's not Squid's abuse, it's not the lack of good jokes, it's just how out-of-place SpongeBob's jealousy is in this episode. Pinpointing all the moments in which SpongeBob does something that doesn't fit his personality, and analyzing them fully, would take a very, very long time. The writers butchered what could've been one of the better episodes of the Season. It wouldn't have been Top 10 material, but it still would've been a pretty decent episode, had it didn't turn into the jealous road trip we're subjected to witness in the second half of the episode. Constant hypocritical actions from different characters (From the customers to SpongeBob), a terrible excuse for an ending, a lazy apology that doesn't sound like it comes from the heart at all, and only seems to exist just because the conflict needs to wrap-up somehow, this is one of the most overlooked episodes of the series, and it's absolutely awful.
 
7. Cephalopod Lodge
Original Airdate: 2-17-2009
Plot: After SpongeBob & Patrick sneak into a secret lodge that Squidward was a part of, the two + Squidward get kicked out, due to the outsiders (Being SpongeBob & Patrick) discovering the secret lodge, thanks to Squidward. SpongeBob & Patrick now try to make it up for him.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick, Lodge Members
 
Original Review: "Oh brother. Of all the episodes centered around tormenting Squidward, this one, by far, is the absolute worst one of them all. I hate this episode, I loath it, that's how bad of an episode this is. The concept of Squidward attending a secret lodge does sound fascinating, and I really wish the writers would've explored that more. Instead, we get Squidward being unjustly tormented by SpongeBob & Patrick, trying their best to either get him back into the lodge, or by trying to find a replacement for the lodge. Now, this episode is just so mean spirited towards Squidward. I usually don't judge an episode based on "abuse", as that judgement of an episode is overly done in my opinion, but this episode just takes it way too far. Squidward is consistently punished, and tormented for no reason. Whether from the jerks at the lodge, or SpongeBob & Patrick being nosey, knuckleheads. The constant amount of abuse put on Squidward is alarmingly irritating to go through in this episode, and there's really nothing funny about it. And just when the episode could be redeemed for SpongeBob & Patrick's awful deeds, with SpongeBob's ridiculous sock plan, the 2 ruin it completely by revealing themselves once again. Do they even learn?! It's such an awful episode, I hate watching this one. None of the jokes are funny (Aside from the hilarious climax, but we'll get to that), the plot had potential, but was ultimately ruined, the main duo are ignorant, and it's just a horrid mess! The climax could've saved the episode, as it was creative, and hilarious. But the ending of the climax just resets the episode, and basically had no effect in the end, making it pointless! It's such an awful episode, I can't believe how bad this one is!"
 
Final Thoughts: I can't stand when one's main argument for a terrible SpongeBob episode is "Oh, it abuses Squidward!". There are countless amounts of bad and good episodes that has Squidward abused in some way, shape, or form. This is the rare exception of an episode, in which I mainly hate it for it's unnecessary cruelty towards Squidward. This episode had it in for Squidward, it's a prime example of how a joke can be stretched beyond all limits (In this case, Squidward's torment) to the point where it's charm is just lost, and it just comes across as unwanted cruelty. The story could've had a pleasant ending, and while it wouldn't be one of the better episodes of the Season (Seeing how bland, and mediocre the middle of the episode is), it still would've told a decent story. SpongeBob and Patrick would've earned redemption, because they were the ones who got Squidward in this mess for the first place. In all honesty, their actions at the beginning of the episode are kind of justified. It'd be a proper way to set up the conflict, by establishing how SpongeBob and Patrick takes away the one thing that gives Squidward happiness. They try to make it up for him, and keep botching it, until we reach the climax when they've finally got Squidward back in his club. But of course, for no justifiable reason, this all backfires. SpongeBob and Patrick don't earn any redemption, and never prove themselves to Squidward that they're loyal friends who can help him out. Instead, they're just going to keep ruining his life forever. If the writers really needed more time to fill in the rest of the story after Squidward defeated the "monster", and they wanted to make the ending funny, they should've cut to SpongeBob and Patrick walking down the street after leaving Squidward at the lodge, only to run into the Feather Buddies, causing a gang fight to take place. That'd be a hilarious ending that wouldn't mess with the story, and would actually make the whole "Feather Friends" element actually have some kind of purpose in the story, aside from being a substitute club for Squidward. Instead, we're subjected to the least fair ending in the series.
 
6. Squid Baby
Original Airdate: 9-3-2012
Plot: After hitting his head too many times, Squidward has the mind of an infant, and it's up to SpongeBob & Patrick to keep watch of him, and keep him from hitting his head too many times.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick
 
Original Review: "I can't stand this episode, sincerely, I can't stand it. Squid Baby is one of the worst episodes in the entire series, it is an absolutely horrendous episode, just who even has the brain cells to find this episode funny!? The plot is ludicrous, I don't even know anyone who would think a plot like this would be actually funny, and worst of all, this episode's sense of humor is absolutely terrible! There are tons of awful jokes in this episode, from gross-out gags, to the super annoying "head smashing" running gag, this episode's humor contains some of the worst forms of humor in the entire series! The plot is ridiculous (With the premise of SpongeBob & Patrick taking care of an infant already being done in Rock-A-Bivalve), thus causing it to rely heavily on jokes. And of course, the jokes in this episode are even worse than the concept alone! SpongeBob & Patrick's immaturity is cranked up to the max at the beginning of the episode. We've seen SpongeBob & Patrick flanderized before to better fit the episode's plot, but this episode takes it way too far. Never would SpongeBob and Patrick find joy out of playing with baby toys, no matter what Season or Era, this is completely out of character. Tons of pain-driven scenes, and no cartoony pain, I mean realistic pain, it is awful to watch. The constant gross-out humor, nonstop head gags, resulting in a super frustrating mess to watch unfold. Such an atrocity, such an awful, such a horrendous mess that I consider to be the worst episode of SpongeBob's Ninth Season."
 
Final Thoughts: What an abysmal excuse for an episode. This is definitely the worst episode in Season 9, and is by far one of the worst episodes in the entire series. Never has such a level of obnoxious stupidity has been portrayed through just about an episode's entire lineup of jokes. This episode's sense of humor is more or less insulting to the characters, flanderizing them to becoming mindless idiots (For SpongeBob and Patrick in the beginning mentally, and for Squidward, literally!). Probably one of my greatest arguments, shown in my MermaidPants review for my Top 10 Best list for Season, discusses the difference between having a child-like state of mind, and acting like a literal child. Well, that's definitely present in this episode, particularly in the opening scene. SpongeBob and Patrick may still be the type who plays with toys, but they'd never play with baby toys unironically. The setup to the plot is so stupid (Literally), as we're introduced to a running gag even worse than the police officer gag in Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful. That's right, Squidward's head being smashed against various objects. Boy, doesn't that sound funny? The rest of the episode is filled to the brim with either poop jokes (Including one of the most disgusting images in the series), or physical comedy. I don't mind physical comedy, I love the Three Stooges, but the jokes in this episode get really old, really fast, there's no variety, or anything interesting portrayed through this episode's main running gag. It's such a stupid, and unlikable episode, I absolutely hate it. There's nothing, NOTHING, redeeming about this episode at all.
 
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So here's a terrible story. Once upon a time I worked on this list for nearly 2 hours in total. Once finished writing my reviews for the Numbers 5-1 on this list, I accidentally exited the tab before the entry could be fully posted, when I meant to exit my ranking Word document, as a result deleting half of my progress forever. I am excruciatingly angry over this pitiful mistake, but as they say, the show must go on. So prepare for some reviews that are definitely going to be sub-par to my original reviews. I'm the only one to blame by not copying the entire list. So, here we go.
 
5. The Play's the Thing
Original Airdate: 3-26-2010
Plot: Squidward holds a play in the Krusty Krab, but chaos ensues.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
 
Original Review: "There's no way around it, this is one of my least favorite SpongeBob episodes of all time. I loathe this episode, I despise it, I hate it, it's so frustrating, and annoying! I mentioned in my Top 10 Best Season 1 SpongeBob Episodes list that I like the whole stage-show at a Krusty Krab. Culture Shock was great, Squirrel Jokes was good, and then we come to the lowest of the low, the scummiest of the scummiest, this episode is full of dummies, dweebs, and doo-doo dunderheads. Actually, I don't want to offend doo-doo dunderheads by comparing them to the people in this episode, because the people in this episode are scumbags! They are obnoxious, selfish jerks. They make Patrick in Yours, Mine, and Mine look like an angel. I hate this episode! The concept sounds interesting, but the execution is just awful! No one cares, not a single person cares about Squidward's play. So, what do they do? They demand food. Okay, okay, that's reasonable. It is a restaurant, but Squidward keeps rambling on like that annoying kid who won't shut up about his vacation slides of Niagara Falls! I'm not going to go off an say this is an episode mean spirited towards Squidward. I'm going to say this is an episode that is mean spirited towards me, the audience! The episode tries so hard to be funny, yet it feels like the writers tried so little when writing this episode. It's unbearably unfunny, dragging on and on. You'd think Squidward would be able to make an interesting play out of his experiences, but no. I'm more entertained by SpongeBob's garbage truck routine than Squidward's rambling. Squidward and the customers are two different bad sides of the episode. While Squidward is very boring, attempting so hard to be entertaining, only creating a forgettable play that I would never want to witness in person, the audience is super cruel, and mean spirited towards both Squidward and SpongeBob. SpongeBob I guess is the "comic relief", but the only relief I get is when his scenes are over. This episode is a mess, a boring, unentertaining mess. But don't worry fans of cruel, unnecessary violence, Patrick shows up out of the blue, and encourages the audience to throw rocks at Squidward and SpongeBob, which is how the episode ends! IT ENDS WITH THAT!? THAT!? This is by far the worst ending to a SpongeBob episode. While Band Geeks may have the best ending, this one is the bottom of the barrel, the worst ending in this show's history. After SpongeBob actually gives some hope to the episode, by delivering an inspiring speech to the audience, what's it traded in for? Slapstick that would make Tom & Jerry cringe. It's a slap in the face to all the characters, and is definitely the most unnecessary episode in the series."
 
Final Thoughts: Yeah, this episode is certainly unbearable to watch. There's absolutely nothing funny about this episode whatsoever. The audience interruptions come across as annoying, heck, they're just as annoyed as I am watching this mess. I'm literally watching a fictional audience become angry at what they're watching. How ironic. Like I said, the audience interruptions are a dreadful addition to the torture we're already subjected to watch...Squidward's play. This is seriously the best the writers could do? When Squidward's play was supposed to represent his personal feelings and emotions geared towards his work life, they actually made it purposely bad? Not sure if it was made purposely bad, but it sure as heck is a snooze fest to go through. Oh yeah, SpongeBob serves absolute no purpose in this episode, aside from delivering the overall message to this episode (Only to have the episode turn completely around, and deliver an atrocious ending with one of the laziest jokes I've ever witnessed, which practically rips off Culture Shock to an extent). The entire episode's pacing is severely drawn out with painfully unfunny events and scenes that make the night shift seem brief. It's comedy is an overall nightmare that severely damages the episode with obnoxious characters, awful pacing, and completely unnecessary jokes that are the pinnacle of lazy writing (What am I saying? This writing is almost as lazy, giving how lackluster this review is in comparison to my original final thoughts that is lost for eternity *Tsk-tsk*).
 
4. Restraining Sponge
Original Airdate: 4-2-2012
Plot: After being abused by SpongeBob, Squidward files a restraining order against him. But, without being able to interact with Squidward, the Krusty Krab hires Patrick to interact to Squidward for SpongeBob, but this leads to complicated results.
Main Characters: Squidward, Patrick, SpongeBob
 
Original Review: "How?
 
 
 
 
 
Just..........how..........? How does one manage to completely botch Patrick's character not once, but twice. Remember all the issues with Patrick in Smooth Jazz in Bikini Bottom? Well, get rid of the "No point in being here" part, and you've got Patrick in this episode! Honestly, did the writers seriously find dead brained-ape Patrick to be that funny? So much so that he had to be reintroduced into this episode, only with a stalker vibe to his performance? Honestly, this is the most messed up version of Patrick I have laid my eyes on. We get that Patrick had to be worse than SpongeBob in order to keep the plot moving along in order to set up the climax, but did they really have to do it in such a forced, unfunny way? The writers could've made it that Patrick was legitimately trying at his job, but kept goofing up each time. It worked perfectly in Big Pink Loser, and No Hat For Pat. It wouldn't feel like a rehash of already used tropes, because Patrick was in different scenarios at the time. His motivation isn't to prove that he's not a nobody, but rather he can't let his best friend down in a time of need. But no. We get the worst form of comedy this series has to offer in such an atrocious episode. Oh yeah, the abuse towards Squidward is upped 10x more than it is in usual "Squid Abuse" episodes. I want to avoid talking about Squid Abuse, as I've done in the past, but this episode is just SUPER CRUEL. The sequences are so painful, Squidward is literally deep fried, and is bitten into. If it was animated in a more cartoonish style, maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but the characters are so stiff, and realistic in this episode that makes the scenes painful to watch. I really hate this episode, the ending is the only time I've ever wanted to legitimately punch a cartoon character in the face. Patrick is an obnoxious form of comic relief, the plot relies heavily on these awfully directed sequences, the abuse in this episode pumped up to the max, it truly is the absolute WORST episode of SpongeBob's Eighth Season."
 
Final Thoughts: Restraining Sponge is an unholy nightmare. As I've said before in one of my richest reviews out there (My Mermaid Pants review from my Top 10 Best list for Season 10), there is a huge difference between writing a character to have a child-like state of mind, than to write a character to be literally childish. Well, this is one of the worst instances of Patrick being flanderized, with his stupidity being stretched so far as to being just a frustratingly annoying feature, rather than an actual source comedy. I tell you, Patrick is worst in this episode. As if the cruel physical comedy from the set-up wasn't hard to watch, but Patrick is absolutely abysmal in this episode. Patrick is supposed to be dimwitted, having some smarts while lacking common sense. In this episode, he's nothing more than a brain-dead lunatic who gets joy out of..a button. Of all things...a button. This is one of the most pathetic jokes I've ever had the unfortunate luck of witnessing. Patrick is so idiotic in this episode as a way to keep the plot progressing, in order to show Squidward SpongeBob isn't the worst thing out there. But once again, the writers don't have any limits, and just go all out with Patrick's idiocy, not making for an entertaining experience, but an aggravating one. This is one of the worst episodes in the series, I despise this monstrosity, delivering one of the worst portrayals of a character I have ever seen.
 
3. Big Sister Sam
Original Airdate: 1-15-2011
Plot: Patrick's sister, Sam, comes to visit Patrick.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Sam, Squidward
 
Original Review: "
Oh yes, you heard me. Big Sister Sam. This is it, ladies and gentlemen, we've found it! We've found such an unholy abomination, that would make me want to watch Fairly OddParents Season 10, and Teen Titans Go! Season All of Them. This is it, the worst episode of Season 7, I hate Big Sister Sam to no end. Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful gave us some of the worst one-time characters this series has to offer. But THIS! Oh, give me the cop and lady any day over THIS. This is horrendous! Big Sister Sam is my least favorite character in this series. I hate this character to no extent. She's cruel, violent, annoying, frustrating, and despicable! She makes for a horrendous character in this episode, being the greatest jerk this series has to offer. While the episode does make some attempt to give her a reason as to why she's like this (She and Patrick were separated years ago), she is written in such a way that's so unlikable, I can't excuse this. I can't, there's no excuse she has to be such a big monster. She's such a jerk to everyone in this episode! She destroys Squidward, SpongeBob, AND Patrick's houses in a blind rage. Squidward stands up against her, and she simply knocks Squidward flying. Even SpongeBob sees how bad Sam is, and what does Patrick do? He defends her, as any sibling would. But...oooohhhhh...when Patrick tries to inform Sam about her temper, Sam goes ballistic and almost kills Patrick. Of course he doesn't die, as this is a kid's cartoon, but considering how strong she is, I wouldn't be surprised if she severely damaged Patrick. Finally, Sam shows emotion outside of rage, and slight happiness. Concern. She realizes she's caused harm to Patrick, breaks down, and apologizes to Patrick. Does she apologize to SpongeBob & Squidward? No. She goes off for a manicure. Sam isn't funny, she isn't entertaining, she is the worst character in this series, and truly makes this the worst episode in Season 7!"
 
Final Thoughts: Sister Sam is the worst character in the series. There is nothing redeeming about here in any sort of way, that half-baked apology at the end of the episode did not redeem any of her actions done in this horrid episode. At least Patrick's apology at the end of The Fishbowl felt somewhat believable, seeing how he acted much more emotional than Sam did. And no, I don't care if the two had some kind of rough childhood apart or something like that, she is a treacherous being with likability of a wild bear that sneaks into your tent in the middle of the night. This episode isn't even an episode, it's just a showcase of this creature rampaging over every little thing that could trigger an ounce of unhappiness. SpongeBob and Squidward are helpless in this episode, goodness, Sam doesn't learn her lesson until she realizes how serious the damage she's done to her own little brother. It's such an awful story, focusing on nothing but our protagonists deal with this new character. Unfortunately with this new character, the writers once again emphasize too much on a certain character trait, making her a flat one-dimensional piece of garbage.
 
2. Smooth Jazz at Bikini Bottom
Original Airdate: 9-30-2011
Plot: SpongeBob tries to do something nice for Squidward by taking him to a Kelpy G. Concert, but Patrick ends up ruining everything.
Main Characters: Squidward, SpongeBob, Patrick
 
Original Review: "Who in their right mind has the brains to find this episode funny!? This is one of the most aggravating episodes in the entire series! No joke, this episode has no jokes! No funny ones at least. All of the "humor" in this episode originate from "Hurp-de-durr, Patrick's an idiot!". But it's not even done in a remotely clever way! Patrick's idiocity has had some complexity to it in the past, or at least some sort of reason as to why his actions are occurring. Think about Patrick's stupidity at his finest.
 
Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy IV- One of my least favorite episodes of Season 3, Patrick is essentially the best part of the episode. The writers make him a more clueless character, who is uneducated when it comes to different things (Like the existence of "Wumbo"), and is a little slower than the rest of the characters surrounding him, allowing for his naive behavior to be comedic with how laid back he is when there's a serious situation occurring.
 
 
Think about one of the worse times Patrick was an idiot.
 
Pet Sitter Pat- Patrick at least had a reason for poorly taking care of Gary. He's clueless. He has no idea what he's doing, and can't comprehend (Nor does he try) the instructions SpongeBob gave him when it came to taking care of Gary.
 
No matter what the payoff was, you could at least see why the writers wrote Patrick in a certain way, whether for comic relief, or for being an antagonist. This episode he's supposed to be the comic relief. Unfortunately, the way he's handled in this, is so lazy, this episode hits all time lows in terms of humor.
 
There are so many reasons why Patrick is such an annoying piece of garbage in this episode, that I'm going to have to break his faults down as simple as possible, and giving an explanation to each point, in order to build up how ridiculously terrible of a character he is in this episode.
 
Patrick has no reason to be at the concert.
 
The writers pull him in out of nowhere. There's no justified reason as to why he's here. The only reason is because the script says so. The writers couldn't think of any funny situations SpongeBob and Squidward get into, so they bring in Patrick. Why? Because he's stupid, and stupidity is funny through their eyes.
 
He has no motivation.
 
Going along with the fact that he has no reason to be in the episode, aside from being a cheap form of comic relief to save the writers time from coming up with new, creative material, there's no given cause for Patrick's stupidity. There's no justifiable reason why he acts the way he does. He seems to hate the concert, and is hungry, so that further makes his existence in this episode even more pointless.
 
He's out of character.
 
Even as a child before I began to critique episodes, I noticed how ridiculously stupid the writers made Patrick act. As I mentioned before, no matter how stupid he was in the past, he at least showed some form of sanity, keeping him away from being a complete idiot. He wasn't as one-dimensional and forced as he is in this episode. In this episode, he has no intelligence, no common sense, no real emotions. Patrick is a completely bland, over-the-top stereotype of an idiot comic relief.
 
Receives no consequences.
 
Patrick does tons of terrible things in this episode. He eats SpongeBob & Squidward's backstage passes. He walks onstage in the middle of a performance. Yet, does he get what he deserves? No! I wouldn't mind if the loose ends were tied up, if it weren't for the fact that Patrick isn't funny in this episode. He does it with no care either, like writers when writing this episode. He just does what the script tells him to do, without any clear intention. He alters the characters' goal, and essentially wastes time. He's the ultimate form of filler.
 
Overall, the writers seemed to put some effort into setting up the main plot of the episode, but it seems like they were tired, and didn't want to bother writing some new material for the rest of the episode, and shoe-horned Patrick in to take up time, and to supply laughs. But it's the lowest form of comedy, sheer randomness just for the sake of being random. Ha-ha, Patrick said something random because he's an idiot, ha-ha. This is a pathetic excuse for an episode with writing that makes modern Fairly OddParents look like it was written by early Simpsons writers."
 
Final Thoughts: Yikes, this is an episode that's so horrendous, I somehow manage to despise it even more so than the inferior episode, Restraining Sponge. This is Patrick's worst appearance in the series. Period. Patrick should not be written as a literal idiot. In this case he is just as brain-dead as he was in Restraining Sponge...only worse...he actually messes up the storyline! No joke (Just like the episode's humor), Patrick actually messes up things for SpongeBob and Squidward in some of the most frustrating scenes in the entire series. He's such an aggravating comic relief, none of his jokes are funny, he's intrusive, as well as super annoying, and gets off without any consequences! He such an atrocious character in this nightmare, damaging what already was a weak episode (Squidward getting kicked out of the concert, while SpongeBob is praised by Kelpy G. personally is a terrible resolution to this episode, there's nothing funny about this scene, it's just "mean-spirited to be mean-spirited". Not exactly that entertaining). This is my least favorite episode of the series, but I can't deny there is at least 1 episode that's worse than this one. Oh yeah, not even my least favorite episode is the worst episode in the series, there's one that's so terrible, I'd get more entertainment value out of watching my least favorite episode.
 
 
Before we move to my Number 1 pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
Squid Wood
 
Waiting
 
To Love a Patty
 
Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful
 
And the worst episode of SpongeBob is...
 
1. The Clash of Triton
Original Airdate: 7-5-2010
Plot: SpongeBob tries to reunite King Neptune's son, Triton, with his father. Triton, however, has other plans.
Main Characters: Triton, SpongeBob, King Neptune
 
Original Review: "Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the absolute worst special of this entire series! Man, I'm so excited to be done with this list. I typed this all at once, hardly any breaks! Oh my gosh, this episode is just so awful. I hate everything about this episode, it is just the worst. The plot seems interesting, but the execution is worse than the ending to A Pal for Gary. This episode is so boring, I actually don't know how to rate it on a scale of 1-10 on the boring factor. Other parts which are intended to be funny, just aren't funny at all. I know humor is subjective, but I don't think anyone has ever laughed at the ridiculous fingernail clipping scenes. They're so awkward, and horrendous, I don't even know how a human being can find this entertaining. The interactions between SpongeBob & Triton are so awkward, it feels like your date to the prom is eating dinner with your parents (Or even worse, YOU'RE eating dinner with her/his parents!). These scenes have got to be the worst, and I don't even know who I'm supposed to be rooting for! Neptune is an absolute jerk in this episode, so much that it makes him seem like an angel in the Neptune's Spatula. He neglected his son, and now he feels awful about it. Okay, fair enough. But does he really have to act like such a baby? C'mon! And Triton is even worse! He's an even bigger jerk than Neptune is! Granted, he is justified to act like one, after the way his father treated him, but c'mon! That's no excuse. And the idiotic ending, how Neptune becomes proud of Triton's destruction, leading Bikini Bottom to chase SpongeBob & Patrick in an angry mob (For some odd reason) is confusing, and makes me miserable (Okay, that's a lie, but it could make me miserable). I remember when Nick promoted this special, I saw it in its original airing, and to this day, I still find this episode to be a failure. Oh yeah, I like how there's a Goofy Goober reference, but no reference to Mindy. What!? It's a horrendous episode, special, ratings trap, whatever you'd call it! It's got no funny jokes, unlikable "protagonists", awfully paced scenes, and just a horribly executed episode. This is definitely the worst episode of SpongeBob's sixth season."
 
Final Thoughts: There is no entertainment value in this nightmare whatsoever. It's such a boring, obvious cashgrab/ratings trap that pukes out the blandest "adventure" this series has ever seen. Seriously, the climax doesn't even excite me, it's such a horrendous special and is by far the worst episode in the entire series. No other episode/special has gone this far in terms of delivering a slowly drawn out story, even Waiting felt faster than this mess. I can't stand this episode, it's tremendous how boring and unentertaining this piece of "art" is, I can't believe Nick had the audacity to advertise as such a great special. At least Atlantis SquarePantis had some interesting scenes, and Truth or Square had a fairly original story. This mess make those specials look like they're something of Christmas Who? quality, this is such boring waste of time, there's no denying it, this is the worst episode of SpongeBob.
 
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Overall, SpongeBob has had some pretty nasty episodes over the years. However, there is a very good reason I consider this to be one of my favorite television shows out there. There are tons, tons of great episodes out there, and soon enough, I'll be discussing my favorites. That's right, stay tuned for my picks for the Top 10 Best SpongeBob Episodes (Seasons 1-10).

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Well, you guys have not been waiting for it for a few months now, it's time for me to share my picks on the Top 10 Best-hold on a minute! This won't be your regular ol' ranking list, where I simply rank the best episodes from my several Top 10 lists. No, this is different. Instead, I'll be diving into my personal favorite episodes of the series. Yes, some picks will contradict my rankings on the Top 10 lists. However, those lists rely on both a personal mixture of my opinions, and how I deem the episode's quality (I generally rank each episode by how creative the plot, how good the comedy is, the variety of characters or how the characters behave in the episode, how good/exciting the climax is, how good the ending is). This time, I'm going straight for my opinion, and my opinion only. These are my Top 10 Favorite episodes of the series [First 10 Seasons only]. Originally written on January 2nd, 2018.

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A couple of days ago I worked on my picks for the absolute worst episodes of one of my favorite cartoons out there. Now, it's time for quite the opposite. There are TONS of great episodes in this series (Probably about a good quarter or so of the episodes in this series are either Great or Amazing in my opinion), but of course, sticking with tradition, there can only be 10 episodes on this list. Today I am sharing with you my picks for the Top 10 Best SpongeBob Episodes (For the first 10 Seasons). Like my Top 10 Worst list, in order to avoid a predictable "Ranking" of the best episodes from each list, I'm going to delve into my personal opinions. As a result, there will be episodes that aren't as great as other episodes in it's Season, that still remain my favorites either way, resulting in a higher ranking on this list. So, let's get started!
 
10. Texas
Original Airdate: 3-22-2000
Main Characters: Sandy, SpongeBob, Patrick
Plot: Sandy gets homesick for Texas, and SpongeBob and Patrick tries to cheer her up.
 
Original Review: "I don't think I've ever seen episode quite like this one, where a bunch of citizens from Bikini Bottom team up, to cheer a character up. This episode is full of emotional moments, and has so many wonderful jokes. Now, since this is number 1 on the list, let me pour my emotion into this. In 3, 2, 1....
 
YES! THIS IS TRULY THE BEST EPISODE OF SEASON 1!!!
 
Thank you for joining me, while I show some emotion. But seriously, this episode is pure perfection! It has TONS of character development for Sandy, and we really get to know about her background, where she came from, how she feels, we can truly connect with her. There's plenty of emotion in this episode (Not emotion that'll make the audience feel the emotion, but at least make them feel somewhat sad for her, and happy for her at the ending). I mean, the whole "Wish I was back in Texas" song is a wonderfully written song, as it's goofy, and lighthearted, and can be taken seriously. There are pleasant visuals, and Sandy gives a good performance during the song *Plus the guest star performance at the end was a funny touch*. It has even MORE comedy with the notes causing everyone in Bikini Bottom to cry (Seeing Mr. Krabs break down is hilarious!!!). The ending of this episode is very nice, and I truly love seeing everyone get together, and seeing Sandy become happy, and realizing all her true friends were in Bikini Bottom, and it was her home. The ending is really nice, as is the song. So we got emotion, and great use of characters, but what else? The comedy!!!
 
This episode has nonstop laughs, from beginning to end! SpongeBob and Patrick making fun of Texas, and Sandy's bitter remarks at them are a hilarious way to lure her to the Krusty Krab! The beginning has plenty of comedy, from SpongeBob and Patrick roleplaying at the beach, to Sandy's toilet flusher, this episode has tons of hilarious, and funny moments to coincide along with the emotion this episode has. The plot, as mentioned before really builds on Sandy's character, and the ending is sweet. The climax is very suspenseful (Possibly more suspenseful than any of the climaxes in the previous episode, and this episode all in all, is a masterpiece. It balances out all the great qualities of an episode, and it's downright my pick for the best episode of Season 1!!! I highly recommend it."
 
Final Thoughts: Texas is definitely a classic episode. Out of all the older SpongeBob episodes, this one seems to have a knack for kicking in a special sense of nostalgia. Texas is definitely the best episode of the first Season, and I view it as one of my favorite episodes in the entire series. The plot is as simple as you can get, but it's the heart of the characters that truly make this an enjoyable story. There is no real antagonist or protagonist, it feels like a calmer, more slice-of-life experience. That is, until we reach the climax where we're exposed to a classic, zany/cartoony chase sequence that perfectly resonates with the series. The comedy is on par in this episode, with a lot of really good one-liners and memorable gags, while the story is moved through the characters, particularly their interactions with one another. This is truly a timeless episode and remains one of my favorites to this day.
 
9. Walking Small
Original Airdate: 3-22-2000
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob
Plot: Plankton teaches SpongeBob to be more assertive (While secretly making SpongeBob clear everyone from Goo Lagoon, to make way for his own restaurant)
 
Original Review: "This is one of the most underrated episodes of all time. I kid you not, this used to be my favorite episode of the ENTIRE series. Sure, my opinion has changed over time, but that doesn't excuse the fact that this episode is outstanding! So many funny gags in this episode, such a simple plot, a variety of characters, a nice ending. How does it all work? I'll tell you. This episode is chock FULL of clever, and really funny gags! How SpongeBob completely fails to succeed in Plankton's tasks, are downright hilarious! He ends up going from trying to keep his metal detector to himself, to allowing a guy to find buried treasure! It's so absurd, and completely works!! It's such a complex joke, and still manages to get plenty of laughs! SpongeBob interacting with various rude jerks on the beach is very comedic, and Plankton's reaction just fuels the laughter even more! The plotline is pretty interesting, considering this is the first time we see Plankton try to gain business without stealing the formula, so it really does make the episode quite a unique experience. There are tons of memorable moments in this episode like no other (From the Buried Treasure gag listed above, to SpongeBob's awesome dance/song at the beginning of the episode), that makes this episode all to more original. The climax makes SpongeBob quite unlikable (Which is probably the reason why this is at #2), but it all gets saved during the end, when SpongeBob unites everyone together at the beach, by being assertively nice. SpongeBob's insanely kind actions, to Plankton's horrified reactions to them, are downright comedy gold! I honestly must say, that this is one of the best episodes from Season 1, and possibly one of the best of the series! I highly recommend watching this episode if you haven't, you won't regret it."
 
Final Thoughts: Walking Small is one of the greatest Plankton-centered episodes in the series. And it doesn't even feature the Krusty Krab, it's entirely located in Goo Lagoon. This is the episode where SpongeBob and Plankton's chemistry really seems to shine. They didn't really seem to interact that well in my opinion until F.U.N, but in a sense it didn't really come off as natural as their interaction in this episode (I guess that makes sense, knowing Plankton's manipulation in F.U.N being covered up much better than it was in this episode). This is an episode dedicated to nothing more than just a series of laughs. The concept of having SpongeBob attempt to be a more assertive figure is definitely an idea that can shape into a hilarious execution. He fails so miserably at doing so at first, it's really half the fun with this episode. SpongeBob just being SpongeBob, a likable, happy-go-lucky fellow who really doesn't do well at being a more aggressive fellow really shapes this episode into what it is. It's a delightful experience, and actually has a pretty touching moment at the end of the episode. Yeah, it actually sets time aside after a long series of gags in order to progress the story into SpongeBob learning his lesson about how he should properly behave. Even though Texas is a better episode, I personally like this episode more so than Texas, and consider it to be one of my all-time favorites in the series. It is such an underrated classic.
 
8. Imitation Krabs
Original Airdate: 12-28-2000
Main Characters: Plankton, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs
Plot: Plankton disguises himself in a robot that looks like Mr. Krabs, and tries to get the formula from SpongeBob.
 
Original Review: "Oh boy, what a classic! By the way, starting from here, the rest of the list are episodes I'm nostalgic about, so keep that in mind. Anyway, regardless of my nostalgia, this is still an awesome episode! This is the first Plankton disguise episode (The first out of many, a lot of which stink), and it's done really well. The whole concept of Plankton disguising himself in a robot was a new, and fresh story element at the time, and the whole "Disguising himself" factor hasn't been run into the ground yet. This whole concept idea is pretty original, and allows for a great story to come out in the episode! This episode is done in a peculiar fashion, that's hard to describe, but the way the plot is done is done in a really awesome way! The concept is creative (At the time it was), and a lot of funny jokes come out of this episode, from Plankton giving Squidward the day off, to all of SpongeBob's reactions to the Mr. Krabs robot suit, this truly makes up for an outstanding episode! The climax is pretty suspenseful if you think about it, something that isn't done successfully take much in SpongeBob, and how SpongeBob handles Mr. Krabs is hilarious! I love this episode, and I truly believe this is one of the best episodes in the season! Granted, there is that nostalgic factor, but the quality of this episode never ceases to decrease! I really enjoy this episode, and I find it to be an awesome episode!"
 
Final Thoughts: This is truly the ideal Plankton episode. A type of episode that has set been redone a handful of times throughout the rest of the series' run, but of course, nothing can beat the classic. Imitation Krabs is by far the greatest Plankton episode out there. It's basic plot, very original to the series at this point, was written and shaped into such a funny episode. There are so many great gags in this episode, some of which take a surreal turn, especially towards the end. And can you really blame the episode? It had a more Sci-Fi-esque conflict to begin with, the humor is definitely on-par with the the episode's premise. The characters in this episode are really where the episode shines. A lot of gags just center around all the obstacles Plankton tends to run into when attempting to stealing the formula. And in a sense that's really what keeps this episode as entertaining as it is. It's got such a simple layout but you can't help enjoy yourself when watching it, especially when Plankton comes so close to getting the formula a few times. It's an episode that manages to balance out a lot of things well, when it comes to it's story, it's humor, it's pacing, it's characters, everything about it just flows naturally, and it's really a timeless episode.
 
7. Sandy's Nutmare
Original Airdate: 7-12-2016
Plot: After using her tree's nuts to create Nutty Butter, Patrick gives some samples to citizens in Bikini Bottom. It becomes such a success, they go to Sandy begging for more. Now, Sandy uses a scientific growth serum to speed up production of the tree's nuts, at the expense of the tree itself.
Main Characters: Sandy, Shaman, SpongeBob
 
Original Review: "Ever since I originally saw this episode, it has remained one of my favorite episodes of the Season. It does so many things right, I'm not sure where to even begin. First off, this episode has a perfect blend between Science Sandy, and natural Texas Sandy. How? I'll explain soon. For starters, it's great to see a Sandy plot branch out from a science related plot, a karate related plot, or a survival related plot. Though never really a focus at all in the series, this episode focuses on the tree within Sandy's Treedome itself. Past episodes focused on the air within the dome, but this is the first time we really get some time dedicated to the tree, and I can appreciate that. It's a pretty original plot. As for the conflict, I think it's set up, executed, and resolved in a such a perfect way. The conflict involves Sandy speeding up the production of nuts produced by her tree, via Science (This isn't until a few funny gags play out), and she uses it for the tree. Now, I'm against overused cliche episode concepts in cartoons. Preserving nature is one of those (With being afraid of the doctor/dentist being another), but this episode doesn't present the "Respecting Nature" lesson in an entirely forced way. In fact, it's done in one of the most creative ways possible. The Shaman character in this episode is fabulous, not doubt about it. He's such a delight to watch, I really love this character. From his distinct design, to his vibrant personality, he's just such a fun, and lovable character. The climax of the episode (The Moon/Sun/Star Sequence) is incredibly creative with it's unique art style, not to mention it's a very funny sequence as well. This episode shares a commonly used lesson within cartoons, but manages to present it in such a way that differs from most other cartoons. It's funny, it's very creative, it has a cast of likable characters, there's one episode in this season better than this one."
 
Final Thoughts: Sandy's Nutmare is such a creative marvel. It has so many interesting elements presented throughout the episode, from a mix between Sandy's Scientific and Natural Texan Girl sides, to the Shaman Character, to the visually creative artstyle presented through the Shaman's "Moon Story". The episode's storyline is very innovative, finally presenting some kind of original storyline through Sandy's scientific side. Nothing about this episode truly feels repetitive or unoriginal, the story is really creative, not to mention charming. The focus on Sandy's tree was a neat aspect of the episode, one that has never been done in the series before. The shaman especially keeps the story moving along once he's brought into the picture. He brings such a level of creativity to this episode, I absolutely love the guy, he's such a fascinating and entertaining character, just about every time he shows up on screen one of the episode's highlights play out. The lesson to the episode was also a nice little touch this innocent enough storyline, and it wasn't shoved down your throat in such an obvious manner, no, it's actually presented through comedy. The shaman's story is so delightfully entertaining from an artistic standpoint with it's unique presentation to an audience standpoint by having a plethora of funny gags. I also really liked how there is no real clear enemy in this episode. Sandy learns that while Science is useful, there are some things that should just be left alone naturally, without the aid of science. Science is good, but it shouldn't be overdone. I kind of feel like that's an overarching subliminal message about Sandy's character. A common complaint over the years is that her interest in science has been widely expanded and constantly presented to the point where the writers don't nearly make as many episodes embellishing her "Texas" side. Especially since there was only one episode she was shown to be a scientist back in the Pre-Movie era, while the rest of the episodes showed her as a more exciting, well-rounded character with a multitude of interests and hobbies. The balance between her overused science side and her more natural Texan girl side in this episode felt like a refreshing change of tone. Overall this episode was handled perfectly, it's comedy was great, it introduced a fun and memorable characters, the lesson was nice, I never really lost interest in the story, I consider this to be one of the best episodes in the series.
 
6. Krusty Towers
Original Airdate: 4-1-2006
Plot: Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a hotel. When Squidward becomes so sick of how poorly treated he is as an employee there, he decides to quit his job...
 
...and come back as an annoying customer.
Main Characters: Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Patrick, SpongeBob
 
Original Review: "You knew this was going to be #1, I knew it was going to be close to #1, this episode is generally considered to be the absolute best episode of this show's Fourth Season, and I can fully 100% agree with that statement. This episode is the absolute best episode of this ENTIRE SEASON! This episode, first of all, has a very creative plot. The Krusty Krab becoming a hotel? That's insane! But it works very well, and provides very interesting, new scenery to back up the main plot of this episode (Which really revolves around the plaque). As for that plaque, it was very clever of the writers to have Squidward suffer from this plaque, only to turn the tables onto Krabs, by using the plaque that was once against him at his own advantage! This is done in a really clever way, and I'm glad the writers took time to set up this plot, as in the meantime, they cranked out a lot of jokes! If Fear of a Krabby Patty was the funniest episode in this Season, then Krusty Towers is the 2nd funniest episode in this season! It is FULL of jokes! There are so many funny jokes that keep building onto each other, making this episode all the more funny! For instance, the Krabby Patty with Hair, Toenail clippings, and Cheese gag is dragged out into 3 different ways, in a very short span, and proves to be a hilarious complex joke! From the ridiculousness of the order itself, to how it looks, to the joke that SpongeBob says it wasn't really a Krabby Patty with Hair, toenail clippings, and cheese, only to have that fall back on Krabs, when it turns out they were all out of cheese, then starting a cutaway gag with Patrick's room full of cheese, and him yelling hooray! Very random, but totally in character! This episode is brilliant all the way around! There tons of hilarious jokes, interesting scenery, a fun turn of events, an interesting climax, and a hilarious ending! This episode truly IS the absolute best Season 4 SpongeBob episode!"
 
Final Thoughts: Aside from Fear of a Krabby Patty, Krusty Towers is definitely the fastest, and most witty episode of the Post-Move era. It is so quick on it's feet with gags, there are more funny jokes in this episode than I can count. I personally consider this to be the best episode of Season 4, and I still stand by that opinion to this day. The plot is so ridiculous, you know for a fact that you're in store for a crazy ride. The episode itself is just that, the overall silly high jinks that occur as a result of the KK's transition to becoming a hotel perfectly takes full advantage of the drastic change of scenery. And the best part about the episode has to be the twist. The episode felt like it was going to go on a fairly repetitive route, with Squidward having to put up with the nonsense of the Krusty Towers. Mind you the nonsense he deals with is a series of jokes that perfectly demonstrate how to inflict misery on a character for the sake of comedy. However, the episode suddenly turns the table around on Krabs with Squidward quitting his job and making Krabs life as much of a nightmare Krabs put him through (Which I consider to be a hilarious turn of events that really keeps the episode fresh by progressing the story with providing an ample supply of even more hilarious content). Overall this is certainly one of the funniest episodes of the series, there are lots of great laughs, it's just an enjoyable time all together.
 
5. Krusty Krab Training Video
Original Airdate: 5-10-2002
Plot: You're the new Krusty Krab employee! Here's a video to guide you through working at the Krusty Krab
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Patrick
 
Original Review: "
You knew this was going to pop up on the list, there was no avoiding it. As much as I wanted this to be lower on the list, in order to have a more unique set of opinions, I really checked out this episode, and there's no denying that the quality of it is so strong, you just can't avoid having it this high on the list! The whole premise of a training video at the Krusty Krab is genius. It is, it truly is. It's a fast food restaurant, so it's a PERFECT concept that won't be done in any other cartoon, considering none of them focus around some sort of restaurant or shop as much as SpongeBob does. This episode has a genius premise, and I really have to give it to the writers, they did a fantastic job capturing the cheesiness, and cliches of training videos. They even went the extra mile by having a guy who actually narrated training videos in real life narrate this episode. As for the comedy, well, to sum it up, every major scene in this episode seems to have its own individual hilarious joke. There are OODLES of jokes in this episode that are absolute classics! From the P. o.o.P joke, to Mr. Krabs' saying (The Money is always right) to the "advanced" technological advancements of the restaurant, there are just so many jokes in this episode! All different types of jokes! Ones about regular SpongeBob events like Plankton failing to steal the formula, or 4th wall jokes like Patrick being freaked out by the voice of the narrator, wondering who it is. All in all, this episode has an amazing premise, and while it doesn't really seem to have a plot, it's all made up by the large amount of funny jokes. And that ending, oh, that ending. Sure, Nick ruins it nowadays by playing the credits at the bottom of the screen leading up to the ending, but back before Nick added that annoying feature, the ending was an amazing smack in the face! You all expected to hear the formula, didn't you? Heh-heh, WRONG! It's truly amazing that the writers pulled off such a hilarious ending that trolls you by cutting itself off. This is definitely one of the greatest quality episodes in the series!"
 
Final Thoughts: The Krusty Krab Training Video is essentially the pinnacle of fast-paced delivery of a constant flow of joke. It's just one after another, after another, this episode is filled such a variety of different jokes. The Krusty Krab Training Video already has a pretty creative and original premise. I believe this is a one-of-a-kind episode, being that I've never seen another episode of ANY type of series take on this kind of format (Before this episode came out at least). Just the idea alone of having an entire episode being nothing more than a training video is so genuinely brilliant and resulted in some of the best satire this series has created. The direction of this episode is marvelous and is truly a masterpiece in it's own sense. It's simply one of my favorite SpongeBob episodes to this day, it never gets old, whenever there's a joke that does seem to grow old and stale, I usually come across a different joke that ends up replacing that one in the laughs department. 
 
4. Krab Borg!
Original Airdate: 3-29-2002
Plot: SpongeBob watches a horror movie about robots taking over the world, and the following day, he ends up fooling himself, and Squidward into thinking Mr. Krabs is a robot.
Main Characters: SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs
 
Original Review: "This episode for a time was my favorite episode in the entire series. And rightfully so, this is definitely one of the greatest episodes of the series. First off, the plot line is entirely original. There are plots similar to this in other forms of entertaining media, but this one is the first of its kind. The plot is fully original, and really allows for tons of hilarious exchanges between SpongeBob, and Squidward. Really, it's these 2 that make the episode. Squidward's sarcastic, realistic, logical remarks, to SpongeBob's insane blabbering makes for some really hilarious moments, like when Squidward throws SpongeBob into the kitchen, and he pops back out of nowhere, or when SpongeBob constantly tells Mr. Krabs to come over here, then telling Krabs made up information that relate to Squidward. These two have a brilliant bond, and I think this episode's execution of the plot is even better than the plot itself! There are tons of hilarious jokes in this episode, from Krabs doing the "Robot" to a song (Which, by the way, is an awesome piece of instrumental music), to SpongeBob and Squidward reading a book "How to Torture". The way Mr. Krabs causes Squidward to indirectly believe SpongeBob is genius, and is a really strong plot point for this episode. The interrogat