Best Spongebob Squarepants Seasons


The Top Ten

1 Season 2

Band Geeks, Dying for Pie, Frankendoodle, Graveyard Shift, Survival of the Idiots, Bubble Buddy, The Fry Cook Games, Christmas Who? , Something Smells, Wormy, Squid's Day Off, Your Shoe's Untied, Bossy Boots, Big Pink Loser, Imitation Krabs, Patty Hype, Grandma's Kisses, Squidville, PreHibernation Week, Life of Crime, Dumped, No Free Rides, I'm your Biggest Fanatic, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III, Squirrel Jokes, Pressure, The Smoking Peanut, Shanghaied, Gary Takes a Bath, Welcome to the Chum Bucket, The Secret Box, Krusty Love, Procrastination, I'm with Stupid, Artist Unknown, Jellyfish Hunter, Squid on Strike, and Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm. Wonderful.

Unpopular opinion- after this one my second place is Season 11.

Best season - ElSherlock

Only episodes that I cannot stand are Grandma's Kisses, Something Smells, Dumped, Procrastination, and Artist Unknown. - IcetailofWishClan

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2 Season 3

The first half, yes, it's great. But I don't really like the second half of this one (outside of a couple of episodes like Plankton's Army and Wet Painters). - IcetailofWishClan

The best season

So many good episodes

Season 1, season 2, and season 3, were awesome (My opinion) but my favourite of all SpongeBob seasons is season 3 it was very well thought, very funny, characters were the same from the old episodes but the characters changed a little bit, and finally the thing I about season 3 was that it was not boring, no stupid repetitive jokes and SpongeBob was a little bit more smarter and he would cry because of actual reasons and the person who was watching it would actually feel bad for SpongeBob. But in the later seasons SpongeBob would cry because of Nothing he was very annoying (he was annoying in the old seasons but SpongeBob would not do it as much) and it would repeat the same joke over and over and over and the creators of the show would get ideas from other episode and copy the same thing that happens in that episode it is like they are running out of ideas.

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3 Season 1

Season 3: A great and funny season.
Season 4: Best post-movie season in my opinion.
Season 5: Starting to go downhill, but has some good episodes.
Season 6: Big downfall period with several unwatchable episodes.
Season 8: Finally, more watchable episodes.
Season 9: Good plots are back, and much better humor than 6 and 7!
Season 10: Probably the best modern SpongeBob season ever in my opinion.
Season 11: Bringing back many old characters from the pre-movie episodes. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK SPONGEBOB!



Season 1 is the best season. It's what started it out, the only season to use traditional cel animation, Pizza Delivery (the best episode), the only season from the 90s, and the season that introduces all the main characters!

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4 Season 4

The show went downhill after this season and the movie - ElSherlock

Season 4 is great. It contains both good and bad episode. But there are mostly good episodes, including Have you seen this snail? Krusty Towers, Best Day Ever, Fear of a Krabby Patty, and lots more. The bad episodes are All That Glitters, and Squidwood. SpongeBob is really funny in this season but I keep hearing he is the most funny in the third season. But SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Sandy are the four best characters including Plankton. The reason I like Best Day Ever is because of the song and transcript, it's awesome. Krusty Towers is better because of both SpongeBob and Squidward, they were both so darn funny. I recommend this episode to everyone who like SpongeBob. Season 1 was not good at all, and that's because of the graphics. In Season 2, the graphics kicked up a bit, and in the third season, it showed SpongeBob in his best quality. Season 4 is a mix between late second season and late third season which has good graphics. Seasons 5 and 9 are both great seasons too. ...more

I liked the slightly duller colors in season 1. It gave it a nice atmosphere - mtndewlord

I honestly don't really like this season.

Episodes I liked:
Fear of a Krabby Patty
The Lost Mattress
Krabs vs Plankton
Krusty Towers
Have You Seen this Snail?
Once Bitten
Squidtastic Voyage
Driven to Tears
Rule of Dumb
Bummer Vacation
The Gift of Gum

The rest of the episodes were meh at best. No wonder why I consider season 5 to be an obvious improvement.

It's meh for me. Most of the good episodes are not THAT good (outside of Skill Crane, FOAKP, Krusty Towers, and Rule of Dumb) and the worst episode in my opinion (SquidBob TentaclePants) is REALLY bad. - IcetailofWishClan

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5 Season 9

I would vote Seasons 1-3 and early Season 4 any day over this, but I think Nickelodeon has taken the right steps to bringing SpongeBob back. The first episodes were horrible like Squid Baby and Little Yellow Book, but the newer ones from 2015 and 2016 were better with the addition of more Plankton themed episodes and more minor character importance (like the episodes Mall Girl Pearl and Larry's Gym). The new episodes have some originality and are starting to appeal to kids and teens/adult fans again. It's not making suicide jokes (like Are You Happy Now? ) or filling episodes with crap to take up time like episodes in Seasons 6-7. The episodes have plots again, and the quality animation has even increased. So now my favorite Seasons are 1,2,3,part of 4, 9, and 10, since the two episodes that Season 10 had so far (Whirly Brains, MermaidPants) were also pretty good. If Nick keeps these types of episodes coming, it will please everyone.

Food con castaways is so funny. - Userguy44

This should be #5 or #6. Season 9 is great because its when SpongeBob started getting much better than it was.

The only bad seasons of SpongeBob I think are Seasons 6 and 7, Season 8 started getting the old humor again, and Season 9 was great. All seasons are great except for the 6th and 7th seasons.

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6 Season 5

A lot of the episodes on my top 20 are from this season (like Spy Buddies and Sing a Song of Patrick). Heck, I only find there to be just 5 truly terrible episodes from this season (Whatever happened to SpongeBob, Night Light, A Flea in her Dome, Atlantis SquarePantis, and To Love a Patty). I actually like a few of the episodes generally considered to be bad.

Very underrated season for me.

The good episodes are REALLY GREAT, best most pre-movie episodes. Sadly, not all of them are good...

I neutral to that season

Much better than season 9 because the good episodes are way better, maybe better than season 4.

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7 Season 10

I did not like this season

i love it

This season is excellent! Most of the episodes had me laughing so hard, I had tears coming out of my eyes! It is definitely a huge improvement! If you still hate the "modern" Spongebob, please GIVE THIS SEASON A TRY! You may be surprised! - bigbubba2001

This season take a cartoony look at the series and has some real new classics!

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8 Season 8

A lot better than Season 7 for sure.

A lot of great episodes

This is in my opinion the best spongebob season especially because when I first saw face freeze! I was laughing so hard and I enjoyed hello bikini bottom and many other episodes

Why are so many people hating patricks stay cation yes I agree patrick was a jerk in this episode every now and then but it was a great episode when I was a kid its supposed to be new but for some reason I remember this from when I was 8 and I'm 14!

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9 Season 6

It's my second favorite season of all time. The best is season 7. - henry_danger_is_great

They have to put all seasons stop complaining

I hate this season! Why is this here?

Does have hidden secrets like sand castles in the sand house fancy toy store of doom suction cup symphony - Spongebob12

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10 Season 7

It's my favorite season of all time. This should be at number 1, not 10. - henry_danger_is_great

If you watched the episode "I Dancing", you know what I'm talking about. - booklover1


This season sucks! Why is this here?

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The Contenders

11 Season 11

We see spongebob sandy and other fishes burping on the moon 2 a good Halloween special in it

For some reason, it's very difficult for me not to get nostalgic watching the good episodes of the season. - IcetailofWishClan

I personally thought that seasons 9 and 10 were steps in the right direction but this season is just downright terrible. Spongebob is meant to be a show that appeals to all ages, not just 9 year olds.The art style is overly vibrant, and I all of the characters are so unbelievably stupid. Its almost like they've all been possessed by post-movie patrick. For season 12, they need to go back to a little bit more tame art style and FIX THE CHARACTERS. - Gods-Judgement

Honestly this is the worst season, along with season 10. The writing is bad, the characters aren't as good as they used to be, and the jokes just aren't as good. Also...HORRIBLE ENDINGS - invinciblemario99

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12 Season 12

I have EXTREMELY mixed feelings about this season so far. I only actually like one episode and the rest so far are meh at best.

This season was good. - LapisBob

Am I the only person who rates the newest episode as a meh? - IcetailofWishClan

This season can be ranked among the best spongebob seasons ever! I also heard they got the original writer back.

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13 Season 13

The Best Season Ever!

14 Season 14

SpongeBob is cancelled!

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