Most Underrated SpongeBob Episodes

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The Top Ten

1 SpongeBob, You're Fired!

I'm sorry, but this special has WAY too many problems to be considered "underrated" in my opinion. The biggest problem with this episode is it's pacing. The episode is only a half an hour long, but it REALLY should've only been 11 minutes. As such, each individual scene is dragged on FAR longer than it should. Another big problem with the episode is the fact that it steals concepts and plot elements from SEVERAL other episodes. SpongeBob has been fired on numerous occasions, yet this special treats it like it's a fresh idea (it isn't). The latter half of this episode blatantly rips off the plot of Season 4's "Le Big Switch" in that SpongeBob can only make Krabby Patties as opposed to other types of food. Now, if the episode had new joke ideas and interesting ideas to offer with these reused concepts, that would be great. Instead, what we get is a severely watered down version of several earlier episodes. Also, there are several plot holes and missing story elements ...more

I hate this episode

This one's bad - Linc

No. This deserves the hate it gets. It’s plot falters a lot and doesn’t make sense. Not to mention how pointless this episode was to begin with. Spongebob gets fired and rehired numerous times throughout the series. Why is this any different? - children

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2 One Coarse Meal

I think this episode is more overhated than underrated. I believe that people overreact WAY too much to the suicide aspect of the plot. However, I don't believe the intention of the episode was to mock depressed/suicidal people. I believe this was meant to be a silly "Krabs gets back at Plankton" episode, that unfortunately made a few missteps in the story department. Overall? It's not a particularly good episode, especially from a comedic and writing standpoint. However, it does get too much hate.

One Coarse Meal deserves every bit of microscopic hatred it gets. Who would even give this a positive review? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

YAY! I'm not a sadist! - Murvine_Taylor

This episode, along with quite a few others is way too overhated and underrated. That's why I voted this. - the2thomasklu8

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3 Little Yellow Book

This episode is alright, but far from great

Yes, I do think this episode is underrated, based on the criticisms of this episode. See, there are 2 sides to the criticism of this episode, the side that hates Squidward, and the side that likes Squidward. I'm going to focus on the side of liking Squidward. See, this side likes Squidward and finds this episode cathartic for seasons 6 and 7. My problem is that both sides hate this episode. THIS side hates the episode just for the hypocritical townspeople and Patrick. There's a weakness to this side of the criticism that hates this episode: Squidward ends up on top and Spongebob loses. You totally have the right of hating the townspeople, but that's just a few minutes long, and just know that Squidward ended up on top of the end. So yeah, people should like this episode more because Squidward wins. Yes, the Bikini Bottomies didn't get punished, but does that matter if Squidward wins? The criticism of this episode could've been like the episode Krabby Land, where Spongebob tortures ...more

4 House Fancy

It's pretty boring, but not awful other than the toenail scene.

I love this episode

This is one of my favorite episodes of the show. Squilliam's house is so cool!

Squid ward wins in the end it's just hated for the toenail scene

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5 Funny Pants

Probably not the strongest season 4 episode, but still pretty good. I thought it felt kind of like a season 1 episode (that's good, season 1 is my favorite season).

I love the ending

By the way here I am now I’m the one that said I love the ending, well I meant for pranks a lot I love the ending I hate the ending for things episode

I think it’s hilarious. Definitely not the strongest Season 4 episode but I don’t see why people dislike it. - children

6 The Lost Mattress

Not just one of the best season 4 episodes, but one of the best all time episodes! I hate how people just dismiss post movie episodes from top lists

This episode is great

How many do you think there are pat uh ten

This episode is NOT underrated! It’s amazing and iconic and one of the best S4 episodes too - children

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7 Goo Goo Gas

I actually thought this episode was funny. Although Plankton being in Patrick's underwear was funny BUT GROSS at the same time. Other than that, the episode was still a little funny. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Very underrated. I forgot this episode because I hadn't saw it in a while. - JaysTop10List

Why does nobody talk about this episode?

I hate the concept of turning adults into babies, but the implementation in this episode is very well done. The scene with Spongebob and Mr. Krabs beeing seniors is really funny too.

8 Gullible Pants
9 Boating Buddies

I don't really understand why people hate this episode. Everything is so ridiculous and exaggerated that I can't really take it seriously (unlike A Pal for Gary or Summer Job). There's lots of funny gags ("SpongeBob and Squidward Best Boating Buddies forever! ", and that part where that tough guy beats up Squidward, for example) that I just can't help but enjoy this episode. I still liked its sister episode, The Krabby Kronicle, better, though.

CREEPY AND SICKENING! I HATE SQUIDWARD TORTURE PORNS! - Goatworlds

I accidentallyvoted this when I tried to vote "The lost matress"
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME

10 To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants

It’s not a bad episode I just felt like it was unnecessary and the plot didn’t even end up focusing on the pants enough for it to make sense to be a special. - children

The Contenders

11 Face Freeze

The faces scared me and gave me nightmares. - Catacorn

Nah. This was an actual crap episode. - children

EWW This episode was just disgusting! - Goatworlds

12 Wet Painters

Honestly I Don't Think This Episode Is Underrated While It May Not Aper On Best Lists As much As Band Geeks, Chocolate With Nuts Or Sailor Mouth It Still Gets Just Ad moat Of Praise To Keep It From Being Underrated

An absolute classic! Should be in the top 20 of all time!

This is not underrated, it's a classic!

This is a really iconic episode what is it here for? - children

13 Demolition Doofus

Mrs. Puff was an evil sadistic attempted murderer in this episode. - Goatworlds

14 The Bad Guy Club For Villains

Best Season 7 Episode - ChiefMudkip

15 Toy Store of Doom

Love this episode so underrated

This episode is actually underrated! A lot of people say that the stupidity of Spongebob and Patrick is unbelievable but it’s honestly one of the only times their blatant stupidity in seasons 6-8 is ACTUALLY funny. - children

16 I Heart Dancing

Never liked it as a kid still don’t like it now - children

17 Imitation Krabs
18 Truth or Square
19 The Clash of Triton
20 Mrs. Puff You're Fired
21 I Had an Accident

This isn't underrated, a lot of people love it

This isn't an underrated episode. - Catacorn

I love this episode because it doesn’t make sense. Some episodes don’t make sense and collapse in on themselves because of this, but this uses its out-of-ordinary circumstances to its advantage and pokes fun at it. I love this episode. - children

22 Bumper to Bumper
23 Doing Time
24 That's No Lady
25 The Curse of the Hex

This episode was stupid, no plot and it doesn't make any sense. - JaysTop10List

What moron would enjoy this? - Goatworlds

26 The Paper

Of all the episodes made before the movie, this is the one that I find people talk about the least, which really is a shame since this is a very funny and charming episode. To be fair, the key reason as to why this episode is so underrated is because of the fact that it is paired with the Valentine's Day episode.

This episode is one of the most underrated episodes of the series in my opinion. It's really funny and people rarely talk about it. I get that some people think it's boring, but I found it entertaining and I watch it whenever I want because I have it on DVD. - NostalgiaMonkey

27 Born Again Krabs

And you'll never be born again after that. - JaysTop10List

28 Slimy Dancing
29 Help Wanted

Am I the only person who kind of thinks this was a good episode albeit a weak starting point for Spongebob? - children

30 I Was A Teenage Gary
31 Club SpongeBob

What you talking about this is SO ICONIC. The magic conch is an internet icon you kidding? - children

32 Krabs vs. Plankton
33 Hall Monitor
34 Rock Bottom

Second greatest episode of season 1, behind Pizza Delivery.

35 Atlantis SquarePantis

This episode is great

36 Battle Of Bikini Bottom

I liked it. - Goatworlds

37 Enchanted Tiki Dreams
38 The Splinter

This episode makes me cringe, and it's surprising that a cartoon episode can be one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen.

I still don't like this episode, but it's not as bad as most people say. It had some good humor, but the main plot is still pretty stupid and gross. - NostalgiaMonkey

This is the grossest SpongeBob episode. - Catacorn

CRINGE! Cringe! This is pure 💩

39 Krusty Towers
40 Shell of a Man
41 Dear Vikings
42 Can You Spare a Dime?

Yes, this episode deserves more attention than it hardly gets.

43 New Digs

This episode is very underrated! I think it's the second best season 5 episode!

Pretty funny

44 Plankton's Pet
45 Sand Castles in the Sand

There are reasons why it was on PhantomStrider's list of "Top 10 Best Episodes of Bad Cartoons".

46 Fear of a Krabby Patty
47 Kenny the Cat

I hate this episode. When I saw it for the first time, I decided it was my least favorite episode. The next day, I told my two friends who love spongebob also how bad it was, and they agreed. Now my least favorite is one coarse meal, but I still hate this one, and it's probably in my bottom 10.

The newest episode. No wonder why it's underrated - JaysTop10List

I like this episode just because I love cats. - Murvine_Taylor

48 Karate Island

I love this episode so much! It’s too bad it came out between two questionable episodes near the end of Season 4. Which Season 4 is underrappreciated. It gave us gems like this. - children

49 A Day Without Tears
50 The Great Snail Race

I think the episode is hated due to spongebob pushing gary to his limits during the race

I LOVE THIS EPISODE! I never understood the hate! - children

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1. SpongeBob, You're Fired!
2. One Coarse Meal
3. Funny Pants
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1. Fear of a Krabby Patty
2. The Paper
3. The Pink Purloiner
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1. One Coarse Meal
2. Face Freeze
3. House Fancy
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