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Best Year Ever is a year-long campaign that is being held worldwide and is celebrating the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants. "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" debuted as part of the event. It will conclude with the release of the upcoming film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.[1] But that didn't became a reality due to the Coronavirus pandemic began circulating around the world. They decided to delayed it to July then it was cancelled for the same reason.

Commissions in Germany

SpongeBobLiveShow poster
Nickelodeon Germany would host SpongeBobs große Geburtstagssause (English: SpongeBob's Great Birthday Break) from July 12 to 14. Host Sascha Quade would welcome famous fans and others in a glass studio located on the Marlene-Dietrich-Platz in the center of Berlin, nicknamed "SpongeBox," such as German voice actor of SpongeBob Santiago Ziesmer, singer Lukas Rieger, the duo Die Lochis, YouTube star Freshtorge, grill master Tom Heinzle, presenter Johanna Klum, rapper Fargo, the cast of the popular Nickelodeon series Spotlight, as well as other guests. Fans could also come over the SpongeBox and congratulate the show. The event would be followed by a 48-hour SpongeBob Live-Show, including live recordings from the SpongeBox, which could also be seen online at SpongeBob.de, and special musical performances.[2]

From July 2 to 8, the Silesian Street in Berlin-Kreuzberg would also be receiving a special tribute to the show, as well-known graffiti artist and self-proclaimed SpongeBob fan HRVB would dedicate a huge mural to the show in a unique Berlin style Housing wall.

Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and MTV in Germany would continuously air during daytime on July 12 numerous episodes of the series. The latter in particular would air a MTV Most Wanted special showcasing musical episodes of the series, including "Band Geeks."

A SpongeBob pop-up channel was added on Pluto TV in Germany and Austria on July 12, 2019, airing episodes from the show's first five seasons.[3]

Commissions in other countries

From January 3 to 12, 2019, during the Dubai Shopping Festival, an event named I ♥ Dancing was held at the Dubai Marina Mall.[4][5]

Another event named SpongeBob PartyPants was hosted at Our Tampines Hub in Tampines, Singapore on July 27-28, 2019. It featured party game stations with activities such as a "jellyfishing race," the "goofiest ice-cream fight," and "hoping around Goo Lagoon," as well as photo sessions with SpongeBob, Squidward and Patrick. The main characters, as well as others like the Flying Dutchman, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, would be present. The latter-day, there would be a screening of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water at the building's Festive Plaza. By participating in the required game stations and redeem limited edition collectibles, visitors could also receive a free Krusty Krab take-out bag.[6][7] By obtaining a Golden Pickle on the SpongeBob Run app, taking a screenshot of that moment, and bringing it to the Mystery Gift Counter, the first 300 visitors could also win a mystery gift.

An event named Seronoknya Raya was held in May and June 2019 at the Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru in Johor, KL Gateway Mall in Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, and Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya in Selangor. It would include Raya-themed games and activities at special SpongeBob SquarePants-themed areas.[8]

A party was hosted at the 49th Giffoni Film Festival on July 20, 2019, which included a screening of "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout."[9]

Nickelodeon and SKY New Zealand launched a 24-hour SpongeBob pop-up channel, which operated from July 6 till 21, 2019, on SKY.[10]

Nickelodeon teamed up with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to launch Junior Citizens Of The Reef, a pro-social initiative which would aim to raise awareness about protecting the Great Barrier Reef.[10]

A SpongeBob special event was hosted by Nickelodeon Japan on the Tokyo Summerland aquatic amusement park in Akiruno from July 15 till 17, which included meet and greet, and special photo booths. There was also a contest held, to give fans the chance to voice a character in an episode of the series. It was reported that the recordings would take place at the Tokyo Metropolitan Area on July 15.[11]

Merchandise

In July 2019, it was announced that Nike would release a Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants collection of 5 shoe models, each one based from one of the show's five main characters: SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Sandy.[12]

Kidrobot and Nickelodeon released 8-inch SpongeBob SquarePants Sea Sponge Art vinyl figures: Rainbow (exclusively sold at the Comic-Con San Diego event), Rainbow Glitter (exclusively sold online on kidrobot.com; 200 purchases only) and OG edition. The latter two were first released on July 26, 2019.[13]

A SpongeBob beauty line was produced and released by HipDot Studios, offering products inspired by characters and featuring a palette, blush bronzer, lip glosses, and face masks of SpongeBob and Patrick, that play on the colors of the show.[14]

The Best 200 Episodes Ever was first released on Amazon Prime Day, July 15, 2019 and was released elsewhere on August 27, 2019.[15] The First 100 Episodes, The Next 100 Episodes, and a special-edition 20th anniversary poster originally created for San Diego Comic-Con, featuring several characters that have appeared on the show, are included on The Best 200 Episodes Ever.[16]

Marathons

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Greek logo.

Le plus jaune des étés

French logo.

Spongebob Yellow Summer Promo (English)

Spongebob Yellow Summer Promo (English)

Promo for Best Yellow Summer Ever.

On Nickelodeon channels in Greece, France, Germany, Wallonia, Central and Eastern Europe, Portugal, Spain and Italy, through summer 2019, there would be marathons named Best Yellow Summer Ever airing at Saturday afternoons.[1][17][18]

Weelky marathons started airing on Nickelodeon Greece on July 6, every Saturday at 6:30pm.[19] Right before the start of a Nickelodeon program, an ident promoting the event would appear; a sponge with square glasses would present facts about characters from the show (such as Gunther Fitz's statement in "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired," that SpongeBob has failed the boating test 1,258,056 times).

Weekly marathons started airing on Nickelodeon Wallonia on July 6, every Saturday at 3:00pm.[20]

Between July 8 and 14, Nick HD+ would also air marathons in mornings.

YTV aired on July 13 and 14, a marathon of episodes, along with an airing of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.[21]

Every SpongeBob Ever was a marathon that aired on Nicktoons from July 7 till 11. Despite being halted for unknown reasons, resulting in over 70 half-hours not airing, the marathon was the longest one of the series, since The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash, a marathon for the series' 10th anniversary.

The following episodes aired during the Best Yellow Summer Ever marathon on July 13, 2019:

Title card # Title Airdate Viewers (millions)
Best Day Ever title card
80a "Best Day Ever" July 13, 2019
N/A
SpongeBob's best day ever doesn't go as planned.
The Gift of Gum title card
80b "The Gift of Gum" July 13, 2019
N/A
Patrick gives SpongeBob a glob of gum for Best Friends Day.
Nature Pants title card
9a "Nature Pants" July 13, 2019
N/A
SpongeBob gives up a modern life to live with the jellyfish.
Opposite Day title card
9b "Opposite Day" July 13, 2019
N/A
Squidward tells SpongeBob and Patrick that it is Opposite Day.
The Clash of Triton title card
126 "The Clash of Triton" July 13, 2019
N/A
King Neptune will not celebrate his birthday until SpongeBob and Patrick find his son, Triton.
Party Pooper Pants title card
51 "Party Pooper Pants" July 13, 2019
N/A
SpongeBob throws a party.
Whale of a Birthday title card
71a "Whale of a Birthday" July 13, 2019
N/A
Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob to get Pearl a birthday present.
Karate Island title card
71b "Karate Island" July 13, 2019
N/A
SpongeBob becomes "the king of karate" and travels to Karate Island with Sandy.
Truth or Square
123-124 "Truth or Square" July 13, 2019
N/A
During a Krusty Krab anniversary celebration, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs accidentally get locked in the freezer.
SpongeBob Meets the Strangler title card
60a "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler" July 13, 2019
N/A
A criminal attempts to get revenge on SpongeBob.
Pranks a Lot title card
60b "Pranks a Lot" July 13, 2019
N/A
SpongeBob and Patrick use invisibility spray to play pranks on the citizens of Bikini Bottom.


New episodes that premiered in the United States

Since "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" was announced after the Kids' Choice Awards 2019. Nickelodeon continue to air new episodes on late June 2019 with "King Plankton" and "Stormy Weather," it aired the The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!, on December 7, and two specials that involved with Patchy the Pirate such as "Patchy's Playlist" and "SpongeBob Appreciation Day: Patchy's Beach Bash!. Until things were later changed in 2020, it was originally going to air a large amount of new episodes to premiere in April 2020 due to the release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, plans were changed. It was decided to delay it to July, but then it was cancelled. The event ended on January 18 with "Escape from Beneath Glove World." Not counting the new episodes that premiered on February 8, March 7, April 11, and July 17.

Here are the new episodes that premiered in Best Year Ever:

Summer

Title card # Title Airdate Viewers (millions)
King Plankton (Title Card)
245b "King Plankton" June 22, 2019
0.97
Plankton practices ruling the world by shrinking himself down and declaring himself king of SpongeBob's aquarium.
Stormy Weather (Title Card)
246b "Stormy Weather" June 22, 2019
0.97
SpongeBob befriends a small storm cloud, but has to protect it from a crazed weather man.
Insecurity Guards (Title Card)
249b "Insecurity Guards" June 29, 2019
0.94
SpongeBob and Patrick volunteer as guards at the museum, while Squidward attempts to hang his painting unnoticed.
Sandy's Nutty Nieces (Title Card)
249a "Sandy's Nutty Nieces" June 29, 2019
0.94
SpongeBob gets in over his head when he volunteers to babysit Sandy's three nieces.
Broken Alarm (Title Card)
250a "Broken Alarm" July 6, 2019
1.36
SpongeBob breaks his precious alarm clock, and nothing else is loud enough to wake him up on time.
Senior Discount (Title Card)
251b "Senior Discount" July 6, 2019
1.36
Old Man Jenkins disrupts business as usual at the Krusty Krab, but Mr. Krabs can't find a way to kick him out.
SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout (Title Card)
254-255 "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" July 12, 2019
1.83
SpongeBob and Patrick tour the surface world, while the rest of Bikini Bottom prepares a surprise party for SpongeBob.
Gary's Got Legs TC
245a "Gary's Got Legs" July 27, 2019
1.21
Gary is given a set of limbs to keep up with SpongeBob, but soon makes his owner looks sluggish in comparison.
Gary & Spot TC
242b "Gary & Spot" July 27, 2019
1.21
Sandy narrates the nocturnal adventures of Gary and his secret pal - Spot.
The Krusty Bucket
248a "The Krusty Bucket" August 10, 2019
1.09
Plankton creates a hybrid clone of himself and Mr. Krabs, but neither restuarant is safe from the newcomer.
Karen's Baby
250b "Karen's Baby" August 10, 2019
1.09
Karen quickly learns that kids grow up too fast after her new child arrives.

Fall

Title card # Title Airdate Viewers (millions)
Mind the Gap
252a "Mind the Gap" September 14, 2019
1.14
Squidward closes the gap in SpongeBob's teeth, which causes a dramatic and unexpected change in his demeanor.
Breakin'
257b "Breakin'" September 14, 2019
1.14
SpongeBob takes his first break at work.
SpongeBob in RandomLand
256a "SpongeBob in RandomLand" September 21, 2019
1.43
SpongeBob and Squidward take a delivery to a dreaded town where the laws of logic no longer apply.
SpongeBob's Bad Habit
256b "SpongeBob's Bad Habit" September 21, 2019
1.43
SpongeBob can't stop biting his nails, but he also can't figure out why.
The Goofy Newbie Title Card
258b "The Goofy Newbie" September 28, 2019
1.28
Patrick takes a job at the Goofy Goober when he finds out the employees get free ice cream.
Squid's on a Bus Title Card
248b "Squid's on a Bus" September 28, 2019
1.28
Squidward gleefully switches jobs with a bus driver for an easy ride… until SpongeBob and Patrick climb aboard.
The Ghost of Plankton
259a "The Ghost of Plankton" October 12, 2019
1.00
Plankton becomes a ghost to steal the secret formula, but requires a few lessons from the Flying Dutchman.
A Cabin in the Kelp
262a "A Cabin in the Kelp" October 12, 2019
1.00
The Gal Pals take Pearl to a cabin in the woods for a weekend of silly pranks.
Dirty Bubble Returns
252b "Dirty Bubble Returns" November 23, 2019
1.07
The newly reformed "Clean Bubble" takes a dishwashing job at the Krusty Krab, where he is tempted by the grime.
Handemonium
257a "Handemonium" November 23, 2019
1.07
Plankton's giant Chum Bucket glove runs wild in town, but SpongeBob has a handy friend to help them out.
Plankton's Old Chum TC
246a "Plankton's Old Chum" November 30, 2019
1.10
When Plankton's usual spot to dump his rotten chum is too full, he tricks SpongeBob into hiding it around the city.
The Hankering
262b "The Hankering" November 30, 2019
1.10
Mr. Krabs has a secret taste for something... surprising.

Winter

Title card # Title Airdate Viewers (millions)
Escape from Beneath Glove World
266 "Escape from Beneath Glove World" January 18, 2020
1.25
SpongeBob and Patrick are sent to jail in the underground tunnels of Glove World!, leading to a daring escape.

Specials

Title card # Title Airdate Viewers (millions)
[[File:|70px|center]] 891 "Patchy's Playlist" November 30, 2019
1.05
N/A
[[File:|70px|center]] ' "SpongeBob Appreciation Day: Patchy's Beach Bash!" January 4, 2020
0.96
A guy gets washed up and Patchy shows him his favorite moments from the show.

Trivia

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References

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SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout (VE)

Characters and actors: JimBobPatrick (live-action)Mr. ManwardMr. SlabsPearl SlabsMr. CharlestonCarolJack GriffoDaniella PerkinsKel MitchellBeanie McBeanJace NormanDavid HasselhoffCanGorilla BossMonkey Middle ManagersGilbert GottfriedSlappyPatrick's lover fishDog walkerRubePie dragonJoJo SiwaMichael Strahan

Locations: Trusty SlabCrumb BasketBeach Blanket Bean-GoLand AquariumSurface Land

Songs: Slabby Patty SongSpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song

Objects: Slabby Patty

Shorts: 1 Second From Every SpongeBob Episode!

Miscellaneous: Double Dare SpongeBob WeekBest Yellow Summer Ever marathonsBikini Bottom Bash DVD

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