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

Krusty krab is the pizza for you and me. - MorlaTurtle8

I miss spongebob's old upside down trapezoid like shape. I liked it better than the new square one, I also felt like old spongebob was funnier - Yoshi

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!

Krusty krab pizza is the pizza for you and me describes this episode - CaillouFanatic

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.


The deepest episode of season 1, which doesn't focus much on humor, but instead makes up for it with depth, emotion, and a great story.

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)

3 Help Wanted Help Wanted

You know, all spongebob episode in season one are the best!

Whoever made this must be insane.

One episode to start them all...

Season 3’s bonus feature episode. Must have not been on The Complete First Season because of copyright

4 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

F is for friends you do stuff together U is for you and me N is for anywhere any time at all DOWN HERE AT THE DEEP BLUE SEA.-CuteGirl2009

This is when Spongebob was a watchable cartoon, Season 1 > all the others.

5 Hall Monitor Hall Monitor

To later be ripped off by Patrick-Man. This episode is amazing. It might not be my favorite, but I chose this one so I could make the joke at the beginning of this comment. My favorite part was when Patrick accidentally dropped his ice cream cone and cried over it when Spongebob pointed it out. As somebody who's favorite thing is food, that is extremely relate-able, adding on to it already being funny.

One of my favorites of all time

I a paw patrol I on paw patrol

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

6 Rock Bottom Rock Bottom

This is not just your everyday darkness, this is advanced darkness. One of the best Spongebob lines of all time. This episode should be #2, only below Pizza Delivery.

Along with a very original premise, this episode is SO entertaining and enjoyable. There is some nice slapstick and gags here, most noticeable the vending machine gag and the tounge gag. Pretty underrated

Loved the episode, but its very overrated.

Most underrated spongebob episode ever. Also one of the best.

7 Texas Texas

This should be higher. Very funny and very creative storyline. One of my favorites in season 1

Very funny at the end

What’s the difference? got me a good laugh.

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

8 Jellyfishing Jellyfishing

"Firmly grasp it in your hand. Firmly grasp it. FIRMLY GRASP IT! "
Best moment in this episode. - SweetPenny

FIRMLY GRASP IT - LightningStrike

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.

9 Opposite Day Opposite Day

I Would go as far to say this is underrated. It is hilarious and entertaining, and is my second favorite season 1 episode, Rock Bottom in front.
"I'm squidward."

Ok best episode ever no dout

This one is so law, but it's opposite day!

This is one of my favourite episodes of all time top 5

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

Then the doctor pulls out his stephascope there is no tool more sinister. - Connor360


The Contenders

11 Valentine's Day Valentine's Day

Patrick is deranged and crazy on this episode. - SpinelliFan

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

12 Ripped Pants Ripped Pants

One of the best episodes of all time and the song is really catchy.

That pic is PERFECT - JustSomeRandomDude

My favorite thing about this episode is the song - Ajkloth

This should be higher on the polls!

13 Bubblestand Bubblestand

I love this episode - WitherSkellyBro

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.

14 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!

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.

15 Karate Choppers Karate Choppers


Amazing episode

What should be number at least number 10!

The best from season 1 - Linc

16 Culture Shock 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

Number 1 culture shock - bolbi9

Second best from season one - Linc

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17 Jellyfish Jam Jellyfish Jam

My favorite part of that whole episode was that entire SCENE! Season 1 is awesome!

Wild animals can throw VERY wild parties

My favorite part was when they broke Squidward's clarinet and burned it on fire third dancing around it that cracked me up so much I almost died

Remember: Don't let wild animals in your home

18 Tea at the Treedome Tea at the Treedome



It was so funny - AlexL

WATER! Pinky up, no pinky down! - lizard302

19 Naughty Nautical Neighbors Naughty Nautical Neighbors

Best episode of season one. Hugely underrated. We get the most focused exploration of the Spongebob-Squidward-Patrick dynamic of the entire series, Squidward fully deserves everything that happens to him (for once), and most importantly its hilarious all the way through

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.

20 Pickles Pickles

"He's been hiding the pickles under his tongue this whole time! "
"There's the pickles from last time too! "
That line never fails to make me laugh. - Rocko

Their are my car keys. - TheTopSheep

They were under his tongue the whole time. - Anonymousxcxc

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!

21 Sleepy Time Sleepy Time

A very clever episode. - Rocko

Hilarity at its best.

So Funny! Especially Pearl's dream

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

22 Arrgh! 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

This episode is very funny, should be in top ten

23 Plankton! Plankton!

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

I went to collage!

I'll settle for some fries!

Why is this one so low?

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24 Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost 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!

I love it when patrick lands on clay squidwards face. lol!

Very underrated. - Datguyisweird666

25 The Chaperone 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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26 Employee of the Month Employee of the Month

I heated every comment beside the one that said it stinks.

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

27 Neptune's Spatula Neptune's Spatula

Might as well be... 500 CHALLENGES!

Worst episode in nickelodeon

This is awful

Most memorable to me!

28 Sandy's Rocket 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.

On of the few times were spongebob showed that he is as big of an idiot as patrick.

29 Walking Small Walking Small

Funny, should be higher - Gangem


30 Home Sweet Pineapple 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

31 Reef Blower 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

I enjoyed watching this episode. I still do. - 906389

32 Nature Pants Nature Pants

That face though

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

33 Scaredy Pants Scaredy Pants

I LOVE that Halloween special. Same with Graveyard Shift.

Better than scardysqurel show.

A fun episode

SpongeBob's Halloween special

34 Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy

Oh, come on people you should like this!

This is a personal favorite of mine - Gunner224



1 Comment
35 Fools in April Fools in April

The moment where Patrick is wearing the Krusty Krab hat killed me. - IcetailofWishClan

The GOOD version of little yellow book

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.

36 Hooky Hooky

The ending was kind of meh, but it's a good episode overall. - IcetailofWishClan

John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch

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

37 Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II

Are you kidding?! this is the 2nd best S1 episode! P.S. Sleepy Time is 1

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

38 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

I’m don’t like this episode that much, but it’s the first spongebob episode I ever saw. So I can’t hate on it at all

39 Boating School Boating School

This is a ok episode

I added this because it is a great episode

I remember this episode from when I was 6 years old

Not so cool episode

1 Comment
40 I Was a Teenage Gary I Was a Teenage Gary

In my opinion it's a bad episode

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

41 Squeaky Boots Squeaky Boots

Watch this, Mr Krabs! - Rocko

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

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