Top Ten Spongebob Squarepants Season 1 Episodes

These are the ten greatest episodes from Spongebob's inaugural season.

The Top Ten

1 Pizza Delivery 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!

To be honest this episode is overrated

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2 SB-129 SB-129

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!

I really don't know what to choose for my actual vote. Pretty much all of these episodes have creative ideas and interesting plots - Phillip873

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3 Help Wanted Help Wanted

One episode to start them all...

PLEASE have this one be at least number 2 because not only being a pilot episode but being the episode that started it all and it will be the second best season 1 episode, also all of the main characters appear (except for sandy). And let's not forget about tiny tims song livin in the sunlight, lovin in the moon light

This was literally the first SpongeBob episode ever

I love this one every Character shines in this one the newest episode that came out Cuddle E Hugs is so different then the first one all the Characters were better in this one then Cuddle E Hugs.

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4 Rock Bottom Rock 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. - Garythesnail

It's Awesome And A Top 3 Episode For Me It's Surreal Humour Is Just Top Noach And I Can't Find A Single Flaw What So Ever.

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5 F.U.N. F.U.N.

The F.U. N Song, Do I have to say anymore?

F is for friends who do stuff together, you is for you and me, n Is for any where and anytime at all down here in the deep blue sea!

F is for fire that burns down the whole town U's for Uranium! Bombs! N is for no survival when you-- - Officialpen

Now, I'm a weaboo. All I do all day, everyday is watch anime, draw fan art or listen to Hatsune Miku. However, when I see anything about this episode, I get HOOKED with Spongebob (no pun intended). I'll leave it in my Blu-Ray player for months and watch it every night. I have up to Season 7 of SpongeBob on DVD, so I normally work my way through them all. You know what, I might put Spongebob in now!

F. Is For Friends Who Do Stuff Together U. Is For You And Me N. Is For Anywhere And Any Time At All Down In The Deep Blue Sea.

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6 Hall Monitor Hall Monitor

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

My favorite sponge bob episode when I was about 5 or 6

I'm on patrol! I'm on patrol! I love that song.

Top ten season 1 episodes:
10. Reef Blower
9. F.U.N
8. Pizza Delivery
7. The Paper
6. Bubblestand
5. Jelly fishing
4. SB-129
3. Help Wanted
2. Tea at the Treedome

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7 Jellyfishing Jellyfishing

The episode I grew up with loving the most. - mholland1997

I love the beginning of this episode (When they are running) This episode is great.

"Firmly grasp it in your hand"! - Oliversalinas500

Many people consider this "scumbob" and an inferior version of "Skill Crane" or "Just One Bite" because of Squid's torture but I don't.

Why? The same reason people like "I'm With Stupid" it's REALLY FUNNY!

This is one of the most funny episodes of all time!

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8 Ripped Pants Ripped Pants

My favorite thing about this episode is the song - Ajkloth

This should be higher on the polls!

Best season 1 episode it teaches kids that a joke can only be fun so many times and its song is so catchy and also teaches us that jokes can only be funny so many times like Sandy says Spongebob's song is true

This is my favourite episode of the whole show. I don't get why a lot of people don't like this episode.

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9 Texas Texas

Funniest episode ever. Spongebob and Patrick say bad things about Texas to get Sandy to follow them to her suprise party. Epic Episode!

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

Best of season 1. Memorable scenes, great quotes.

Sandy bitch

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10 Suds Suds

The part when SpongeBob suds gets worse by Patrick and Patrick gets his painful treatment in the end

In this episode, when SpongeBob says one of Patrick's treatments doesn't work, PATRICK TRIES SOMETHING ELSE. In The Splinter, he just gives SpongeBob attitude.

Patrick: The doctor is awful! You have to read old magazines in the waiting room


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The Contenders

11 Valentine's Day Valentine's Day

A lot of memorable lines. My personal favorite line in this episode is "Heart on stick must die. "

This episode is a Great One - Dreamformusic

Towards the end, this episode scared me but I got use to it


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12 Opposite Day Opposite 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

I can't explain it its such a good episode and this should be replacing the help wanted episode.

Lady: Your Squidward, Your Squidward, Your Squidward, I'm SQUIDWARD! Is There any other Squidwards I should know about?!
( Gary comes in with a Squidward nose)
Gary: Meow

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13 The Paper The 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! - xMagnoblade

The part where SpongeBob plays the paper like a clarinet is my favorite part! I play the clarinet and got criticized for it by my peers. They would often say "You sound like Squidward! " or "Why would you pick such a horrible instrument? " Honestly, this episode showed me that it's not a terrible instrument, it only sucks when Squidward plays it! Thanks SpongeBob and Mr. Paper!

Best quotes
Spongebob: Spongebob junglepants summon animal friends (does impressions)
Spongebob does origami
Kids: Yay bird,snowflake,paper doll
Squidward does origami
Kids: Booo!

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14 Naughty Nautical Neighbors Naughty 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!

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

One of the few times were squidward brought the torture to himself. Funny. Not the best but preaty good.

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15 Bubblestand Bubblestand

How come it isn't in the top 10? It's a classic, and it introduces SpongeBob's and Patrick's love of bubble-blowing, which will become a big part of many later episodes. Plus I love the episode, the concept and the 'bring it around town' part.

Nick is not helping the people see the greatness in this episode, the last airing was over a year ago!

Time to bring it around town, bring it around town. - Connor360

How is this one not in the top 3?
It is so funny.

Bring it around town. - TristGamer

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16 Arrgh!

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

The whole ship is underwater, sir

How is this so low? My fave season 1 eps
5. Opposite Day
4: Arrgh!
3: SB-129
2: pizza delivery
1: Rock bottom

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17 Pickles Pickles

They were under his tongue the whole time. - Anonymousxcxc

Their are my car keys. - TheTopSheep

In my opinion this episode should be tied with the worst in the season along with "I Was A Teenage Gary". Everything was dull, and I was surprised that they failed at a simple plot in pre-season. Of course this is just my opinion

Of all the Season 1 episodes, this is by far the most epic. It tells a great story about SpongeBob losing his confidence after forgetting one small aspect of the Krabby Patty, and the jokes they make with SpongeBob's confidence loss are hilarious. But it doesn't just stop there �" they make Mr. Krabs extremely likable and caring in this episode. And the climax is suspenseful and leaves you on the edge of your seat, especially with the episode's choice of music. A must watch for every SpongeBob fan!

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18 Karate Choppers Karate Choppers

Amazing episode

What should be number at least number 10!

The best from season 1 - Linc

Best from season 1 - Linc

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19 Tea at the Treedome Tea at the Treedome

It was so funny - AlexL

WATER! Pinky up, no pinky down! - lizard302

It was my favourite of the season until I started liking Hall Monitor more - Gangem

I NEED IT! Lol best line ever! - Tyler730

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20 Jellyfish Jam Jellyfish Jam

Wild animals can throw VERY wild parties

Remember: Don't let wild animals in your home

This episode is a classic! It should be a lot higher than where it is now.

Third Squidward Torture Porn behind Reef Blower and Jellyfishing.

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21 Sleepy Time Sleepy Time

Hilarity at its best.

This one isn't Talked About All That much, But it's still pretty good - ChiefMudkip

So Funny! Especially Pearl's dream

How is dis n.20!

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22 Neptune's Spatula

Worst episode in nickelodeon

This is awful

Most memorable to me!

23 Culture Shock

Why is this not higher up! The end scene was hilarious!

Completely underrated from season 1. Gary's poetry, Plankton's magic, the infamous dance scene. Great stuff. My favorite from season 1

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24 Plankton!

Great episode, plus first appearance of Plankton. One of my favourites and favourite from season 1!

I'll settle for some fries!

Why is this one so low?

I went to collage!

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25 Squidward 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!

26 Employee of the Month

Most underrated SpongeBob episode ever

Took me a long time to realize how great this episode is. Season 1 beats Season 2.

This episode is sooo funny

Cracking episode, can't believe how underrated it is!
The battle between Spongebob and Squidward in the middle of night is so funny

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27 Nature 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

Overhated episode that needs way more respect - Goatworlds

Very funny and better than Texas - Gangem

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28 Sandy'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.

This is an atrocity Sandy and spongebob were annoying had a bad story kinda creative they kidnap people it's boring but creative
Likeable characters good story creative and 2X funnier

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29 Walking Small

Funny, should be higher - Gangem


30 Scaredy Pants

SpongeBob's Halloween special

31 Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy

Oh, come on people you should like this!

This is a personal favorite of mine - Gunner224


This is great EEEVVIIILLL

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32 Fools in April

This is a great episode. What is wrong with you people. This was funny, it showed what a great character Squidward can be, and is relatable. Everyone is in character. The jokes are funny. Great one

WHY IS THIS LAST? At least Squidward showed regret for what he did to Spongebob, unlike in Little Yellow Book.

Has no one voted for this or am I seeing things?

Great episode. Squidward's joke is kinda mean-spirited, but its HILARIOUS! Squidward is very generous in this episode.

Side note: WHY IS THIS LAST!? (for right now 10/8/16)

33 Reef 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. - funnyuser

Honestly I didn't really think this episode was that good - Gunner224

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34 Mermaid 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

35 Home Sweet Pineapple

It was sad, sweet and really funny on some of its moments!

You kidding? This is one of SpongeBob's Greatest Ever Episodes! Visit my top ten website! - lizard302

36 MuscleBob BuffPants MuscleBob BuffPants MuscleBob BuffPants is an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants season 1. In the episode, SpongeBob buys a pair of fake muscle arms to impress Sandy.

Hilarious likeable episode. It shows sandy's real character and SpongeBob's weakness.

Spongebob's Day Dream Of Him Being Huge Made Laugh So Hard

It was pretty cringy but I look back and its ok

37 Reef Blowers

Although not the best, it does stand out to be the first and only SpongeBob episode to be so old that there is only background music and when one of the characters do talk, it appears as words on the screen and not words on the audio.

In fact, 'Reef Blowers' may be the first episode created, but 'Help Wanted' was the first in airing order.

Side note: Reef Blowers appear in the episode 'Squidville', a great episode if I do say so myself.

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38 The Chaperone

Well, first you take your leg and you stick it in the air, and then you take the other one and jam it right up there, you twist yourself around and give a great big lunge, now you're doing the sponge. - Catacorn

Do the Sponge!


"Many teens have died tonight doing a dance called the sponge..."

WHAT! Number 41! This is classic and is very funny - Gangem

This one is DEAD LAST. I hate this one. SO BORING! - Goatworlds

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39 Hooky

My favorite episode hands down! "The Hooks! The Hooks! " Love it, it just has every quality SpongeBob needs! This should be 1%.

Patrick spoiled in this episode

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40 Boating School

I added this because it is a great episode

I remember this episode from when I was 6 years old

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41 Halloween

"Halloween" is not the title! - Goatworlds

This Is Called "Scaredy Pants, not Halloween - ChiefMudkip

Its called "Scaredy Pants''

42 I 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!

The worst pre movie spongebob episode it's creepy who thought this was a good idea it felt more like a post movie spongebob - Linc

What? last place? this at least should be in the top 5.this the most underrated episode in the whole show

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43 Hooky

My favorite episode! (Not that I have seen many SpongeBob episodes) my favorite part is when squidward takes SpongeBob's place. - HOHOHO

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

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.

How is this not in the top 10?! It's amazing. - Vic21102

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44 Squeaky Boots

The downside is the annoying Boots and pearls stupid crying

Horrible episode, but not terrible. Don't recommend it

The only downside of this episode is the sound of the boots! AAAaAaaAaAaaAaa! - DapperPickle

Wewewewewe- Squeaky Boots - ChiefMudkip

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