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A complete list of renamed episodes in SpongeBob SquarePants. Throughout the series, there have been some instances of episode titles getting renamed because either the creators did not like the original title or the original title was deemed inappropriate.

Note: Episodes with alternate names on the TV guide listings do not count. For an episode list with the official episode titles, see List of episodes.

Season 1


Season 2

You Wish title
  • "Shanghaied" - This episode was originally going to be called "SpongeBob's You Wish Spectacular Special." The Season 2 DVD Box set still keeps this title, and on Sky this episode is called "You Wish (aka Shanghaied)."

Season 3

Pranks a Lot (A.K.A. Naked Pants)

Naked Pants

  • "Pranks a Lot" - This episode was originally going to be called "Naked Pants." It was likely changed to fit more with the storyline of SpongeBob and Patrick pranking the denizens of Bikini Bottom by pretending to be ghosts - since SpongeBob and Patrick only took off their clothes due to concern of it being stained by the Invisible Spray.
    • This title is still used on The Seascape Capers DVD episode selection screen.
    • This title is also seen on Digiturk listings.
    • This episode is also listed as "Pranks a Lot (AKA Naked Pants)" on Amazon Video.

Season 4

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"Patrick SmartPants" listed with both titles

New Leaf Credits
  • "New Leaf" - This episode originally had "The" at the beginning of the title, making the title The New Leaf. It was called "The New Leaf" during the Best Day Ever marathon. It is also called "The New Leaf" on the closing credits and on the Nickelodeon schedule.
New Leaf Naming Error - AT&T U-Verse

"The New Leaf"

Season 5

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Amazon Video using the SpyBob name (also notice the   in the description for the episode)

  • "Spy Buddies" - The original title for this episode was going to be called "SpyBob" but later, it was changed to "Spy Buddies."
    • Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, the Nickelodeon schedule, and Amazon Video mistakenly use the original title instead of the final.
    • This title is also used by iTunes.

Season 6

  • "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One" - The original title was "The Secret of Kahuna Laguna," and outside the USA, the 2nd title was "SpongeBob SquarePants and the Big Wave." In some other countries, including Latvia, Ukraine, Australia, and Germany, they still use the original title.
To SquarePants or Not To title card
  • "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants" - This episode's title is sometimes shortened by a word. This is because:
    • On the To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants DVD-credits, this episode is listed as "To SquarePants or Not to."
    • In Southeast Asia, Turkey, Australia and Poland, this title card only says: "To SquarePants or Not to" because the original title is considered too long. This also happens on the Amazon Prime Video and Netflix versions.
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  • "Truth or Square" - The original title of this episode was "Stuck in the Freezer" and "The Great Escape!" There is a "Stuck in the Freezer" title card that can be seen in many countries, including Latin America, Spain, and Brazil. The book still uses "The Great Escape" title.
Neptune's Party
  • "The Clash of Triton" - This episode was originally titled "Neptune's Party," and a title card for "Neptune's Party" was even made before they decided to change it to "The Clash of Triton."[22] The title card can still be seen in Lithuania, Asia, Australia, Germany, France, Norway, Poland, and all of Central and Eastern Europe.

Season 7

Season 8

  • "Frozen Face-Off" - The original title was "The Great Sleigh Race."[27] It may have been possible that they changed the name because the original name was similar to "The Great Snail Race."
  • "Restraining SpongeBob" - The original title was "Whispering Tentacles."[28]
  • "Are You Happy Now?" - This episode's working title was "Squidward's Happiest Memory."[29]
  • "Fiasco!" - The original title was "The Priceless Patty."[28]
  • "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" - This episode was originally intended to be called "Plankton's Christmas Wish" and then "Tis The Season to Be Jerky."[30] In Israel, it is still called "Plankton's Christmas Wish," instead of "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"

Season 9

  • "Lost in Bikini Bottom" - This episode was originally titled "The Shortcut."[31] The French dub ("Le Raccourci") still uses this title.
  • "Company Picnic" - This episode was originally called "Dueling Picnics."[32]
  • "Sanctuary!" - This episode was originally called "One Snail Sponge."[33]
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Now TV lists this episode under its original title.

  • "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" - This episode was originally titled "Factory Fresh."[34][35] The book still uses this title. The episode was also originally called "Goodbye Krusty Krab."[36] This title change was for marketing purposes.[37] The episode is available on the UK streaming service Now TV under its original title, "Factory Fresh."
  • "Salsa Imbecilicus" - This episode was originally going to be called "Idiot Sauce,"[38] but the title was changed because it was deemed that it sounded "too mean."[39]
  • "The Whole Tooth" - This episode was originally titled "The Tooth, The Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth."[citation needed] The title was shortened, most likely for being too long. However, the Russian dub still uses this title.

Season 10

Season 11


"Clean Livin'"

  • "Krusty Kleaners" - The original titles for this episode were "Clean Livin'," "The Krusty Cleaners," and "The Krusty Kleaners." Sky, Digiturk, and the Nickelodeon website still uses "Clean Livin'."[42]
  • "Bubbletown" - This episode was originally titled "It's Bubbletown."[43]

Season 12


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  28. ^ a b SpongeBob v kalhotách episode 168. iDNES Europe (2012). Archived from the original on December 24, 2018.
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