Friday Night Nicktoons was an event that started on January 5, 2001 that premiered new episodes of Nickelodeon animated shows of the early 2000's. New episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants featured in this event once in 2001 at the 8:30pm timeslot and four times between 2002 and 2003 at the 8:00pm timeslot. Rugrats and Hey Arnold! featured in 2001; The Fairly OddParents, ChalkZone, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius in 2002, and My Life as a Teenage Robot in 2003.
On September 24, Prime Time Nicktoons was renamed back to it's original name, it was later extended to 8 PM to 7 PM, unlike Prime Time is that the show airs reruns for an hour at 9 PM. On December 17, the block was removed from Nickelodeon's line up.
|Title card||#||Title||U.S. airdate||U.S. viewers|
|33a||"Shanghaied"||March 9, 2001|
|Squidward, Patrick, and SpongeBob board the Flying Dutchman's ship.|
|42a||"Club SpongeBob"||July 12, 2002|
|SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward are flung into the Kelp Forest.|
|42b||"My Pretty Seahorse"||July 12, 2002|
|SpongeBob adopts a stray seahorse.|
|36a||"Graveyard Shift"||September 6, 2002|
|SpongeBob and Squidward work the night shift.|
|36b||"Krusty Love"||September 6, 2002|
|Mr. Krabs falls in love with Mrs. Puff.|
|53a||"New Student Starfish"||September 20, 2002|
|Patrick joins SpongeBob's Boating School.|
|53b||"Clams"||September 20, 2002|
|A clam eats Mr. Krabs' millionth dollar.|
|55a||"The Great Snail Race"||January 24, 2003|
|Bikini Bottom holds a snail race.|
|55b||"Mid-Life Crustacean"||January 24, 2003|
|Mr. Krabs has a mid-life crisis when he realizes that he is old.|
- There's are a few events that have similar names called Friday Night Party with Nicktoons, Friday Night Slimetime, and Nick Friday Night, and Mighty Friday Nights.
- "Shanghaied," "Graveyard Shift," and "Krusty Love" are the only season 2 episodes to premiere in this event.
- Despite the 15-minute version of "Shanghaied" premiering on March 10, it doesn't count on the new episode 8 PM timeslot due to the 22-minute version premiering a day earlier.
- Although new episodes of SpongeBob during the event stopped on January 24, 2003, reruns still aired on the block until August 1, 2003, when it was replaced by The Fairly OddParents!
- Throughout the promos, SpongeBob's belt is colored white instead of black.