Top Ten Spongebob Squarepants Season 1 Episodes


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The Top Ten

Pizza Delivery
The Krusty Krab Pizza for you and... ME! That was the best part! I also loved the part when Spongebob was trying to get Squidward to eat the coral instead of the pizza. :) It was also really sweet when you kinda got to see a different side of Squidward when defended/comforted Spongebob after the angry customer hurt his feelings. Favorite episode!
This is the most epic SpongeBob episode to ever set foot on the planet. It probably has the most memorable moments out of any of the SpongeBob episodes. One of my favorite parts was when Squidward said he didn't care about the costumer and the hurricane stopped and SpongeBob was like "HUGGH SQUIDWARD" best line ever. And it had the Krusty Krab Pizza song, which will be a song that will live as a legend forever.
This has got to be the best Spongebob episode from the first season. I have never met anyone who does not put this as there favorite episode from the first season. It sometimes ends up their favorite of all seasons. Every time I carry a pizza box I sing the krusty krab pizza song. Spongebob and squidward at their best describes this episode!
[Newest]I love this episode so much! I put it on my ipod I think the creators of SpongeBob are losing ideas for new episodes. I still like them but they should make them more like they used to but the krusty krab pizza song steals the show in this episode!

According to Laura and the rest of my family except for me, they think that this is a TERRIBLE episode. However, I LOVE this episode!

My favorite part is when Squidward reacts to the "FUTURE! FUTURE! " Everyone else in my family hates that part. The "Alone" quote makes Sean sad. I like that part, too.
This episode really has an interesting plot. It kept me drawn in the entire episode and there is a couple parts where I laughed so this episode is probably one of the best along with the top 2 (Help Wanted and Pizza Delivery)
Love this episode so much! FUTURE!

3Help Wanted
One episode to start them all...
Look Gary, I'm NAKED!
I can tell you that not only that this episode is the best in season 1, it is the best ever episode, although rarely seen, this epidoe consists of SpongeBob working at the krusty Krab his first time but Mr. Krabs and Squidward doubted the youngster, but he surprised them in the end when he fed those meeping fish superfast. The best part of the whole show is the music, you get to hear tiny tim, HOW COOL IS THAT

The F.U. N Song, Do I have to say anymore?
F is for Fire that burns down the whole town.
U is for Uranium... Bombs!
N is for No Survivors when you...


F is for friends who do stuff together
U is for you and me
N is for anywhere anytime at all down here in the deep blue sea

The episode I grew up with loving the most.


I love the beginning of this episode (When they are running) This episode is great.
"Firmly grasp it in your hand"!


Funniest episode ever. Spongebob and Patrick say bad things about Texas to get Sandy to follow them to her suprise party. Epic Episode!
It reminds me of the Upon a Burning Body song Texas Blood Money


I like Pizza Delivery more but Texas needs to be higher!


[Newest]They could make one with West Virginia

7Valentine's Day
A lot of memorable lines. My personal favorite line in this episode is "Heart on stick must die. "
Towards the end, this episode scared me but I got use to it
This episode is a Great One


8Naughty Nautical Neighbors
This episode is funny, especially when SpongeBob and Patrick were getting verbal jabs at each other, thinking that they are doing this to each other.
Hey patrick, I heard there was a job opening at the pet shop, as some NEWSPAPER!
Squidward likes Patrick more than Spongebob.


[Newest]My favorite part is when SpongeBob and Patrick kept saying more soda.

9Ripped Pants
This should be higher on the polls!
My favorite thing about this episode is the song


See, I got ripped pants!


10The Paper
On my top 10 most underrated spongebob episodes, THIS IS NUMBER 1! This also one of my favorite episodes but is only shown once being the most every single year!
This is my all-time favorite episode. It is hilarious what SpongeBob can do compared to what Squidward can do. Squidward has no imagination!


They don't air this often, I honestly don't know why. It's a good episode with good moments.
Its because its paired with Valentines Day, and that episode only shows on said holiday.

The Contenders

How is this one not in the top 3?
It is so funny.
Time to bring it around town, bring it around town.


12Opposite Day
This episode should be a lot higher! It's a classic!
I'm Squidward I'm Squidward Squidward Squidward I'm Squidward I'm Squidward Squidward Squidward
Squidward- I really hate you!
SpongeBob- That is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.

13Rock Bottom
Most underrated spongebob episode ever. Also one of the best.
This episode should at least be number 3. This is such an iconic place and episode! It is REALLY FUNNY and REALLY GOOD!
Only 20th place? This was a masterpiece! Should be in the top 10.


14Tea at the Treedome
It was so funny


The part when SpongeBob suds gets worse by Patrick and Patrick gets his painful treatment in the end
Then the doctor pulls out his stephascope there is no tool more sinister.


16Sleepy Time
Hilarity at its best.

17Home Sweet Pineapple
It was sad, sweet and really funny on some of its moments!

I'll settle for some fries!
Great episode, plus first appearance of Plankton. One of my favourites and favourite from season 1!

19Neptune's Spatula

20Karate Choppers

21Hall Monitor
This is an iconic episode it had me laughing throughout the entire episode

22Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost
I actually wasn't thrilled with this one, guys. I found the plot to be interesting, but not interesting enough, and there weren't too many good jokes in the episode. Don't get me wrong, it had a few funny gags, but not as hilarious as the other episodes. It's not a terrible episode, but there is definitely something lacking from this episode. And I think it's the pacing. A lot of this episode moves very slowly.
Come on guys! This one's amazing! "One watermelon fresh from the manure field your spookiness" Maybe not a memorable one it terms of moments but all thrown together easily makes it the best of the season!

23Sandy's Rocket
Spongebob: "Patrick do you know what this is? "
Patrick: "Stinky? "
Spongebob: "No it's an egg sack! Let's look at the embryo. "
Both: "Twins. "
Excuse me but this is a great episode, should be at least in the top 10. What's wrong with it? It's hilarious and so cool. I'm really mad right now.
This is the first episode I've seen. I was about six. I am now 18 and I remember watching it.

24Jellyfish Jam
Wild animals can throw VERY wild parties

25Employee of the Month
Most underrated SpongeBob episode ever

26I Was a Teenage Gary
Honestly, this is a not a very good episode, everything that the fact that the plot is all over the place from Squidward babysitting while Patrick is away to SpongeBob as a snail to that ending where they're singing. The plot is all over the place, there aren't too many good jokes, and has a really awkward ending to it. It's just not funny, it's a weak episode, and I don't even get what SpongeBob wants from Squidward. Is he trying to haunt him? Is there something wrong with him? I don't even get the character's motivation. I get that they had an episode going along with the Halloween episode "Scaredy Pants", but this is just not good.
This episode is awesome and creepy!
This one is so underrated

27Scaredy Pants

28Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy

Their are my car keys.


This is the first SpongeBob episode I saw and I STILL LOVE IT!


Mr Krabs: "YOW! Mother of Pearl Fire on the Poop-Deck! " SpongeBob & Patrick: "Ah mother of pearl fire on the poop-deck." That part was so hilarious. This is one of my favorite episodes.
Hooky is hilarious how is it not in the top 10


31Reef Blower
Things are always better without dialogue. It just makes it funnier. Plus the giant YOU that appears on screen. Dying it was going to have dialogue but they had an audio problem.
This episode might be short, might not have dialogue but the animation can sure tell a story.
SpongeBob trying to get the shell off, Squidward tossed the shell, the story can be easily told by animation.
But it still would be better with dialogue.
Not my favorite, but I like it.


32Culture Shock
Completely underrated from season 1. Gary's poetry, Plankton's magic, the infamous dance scene. Great stuff. My favorite from season 1
Why is this not higher up! The end scene was hilarious!
Number 1 culture shock


33The Chaperone

34MuscleBob BuffPants

This is a really memorable episode and really funny. This episode should be number 2.
Possibly the most underrated episode in the season! This is top 15 material

36Squeaky Boots
The only downside of this episode is the sound of the boots! AAAaAaaAaAaaAaa!


37Nature Pants
I totally love Nature Pants. In fact, I once tried to get away from all the trouble and boy, I did pay the price. I remember trying to run away from my school, just because I got in trouble, because of a bad day I got being bullied, but the people at school cheered me up. Same thing happen here, SpongeBob had a bad day at work and ran away, but in the end, he got cheered up.
This episode should be ranked higher. Not only that but this aired 2 years before 9/11. I love this one

38Fools in April

39Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II
Awesome episode, but underrated. Best MM&BB episode. Love spongebob's line "I found it and it's the special dance mix" hilarious

40Boating School
I remember this episode from when I was 6 years old
I added this because it is a great episode

41Walking Small

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