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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 didn't 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

Season 3

Season 4

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  • "Shell of a Man" - This episode was originally called "Molting." On Nickelodeon USA's tapes, it's still listed as "Molting" in the end credits, implying that it was made from an early version.
  • "Have You Seen This Snail?" - The episode was originally known as "Where's Gary?" The DVD and VHS releases for this episode still refer to it by this title.

"Patrick SmartPants" listed with both titles

Season 5

  • "Spy Buddies" - The original title for this episode was "SpyBob." Some TV guides and iTunes still use this title.

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.
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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."[15] The title card can still be seen in Lithuania, Asia, 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."[18] 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."[19]
  • "Fiasco!" - The original title was "The Priceless Patty."[19]
  • "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."[20] In Israel, it is still called "Plankton's Christmas Wish," instead of "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"

Season 9

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  • "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" - This episode was originally titled "Factory Fresh."[22][23] The book still uses this title. The episode was also originally called "Goodbye Krusty Krab."[24] This title change was for marketing purposes.[25] The episode is available on the UK streaming service Now TV under its original title, "Factory Fresh."
  • "Salsa Imbecilicus" - This episode was originally titled "Idiot Sauce,"[26] but was changed because it sounded a bit too mean.[27]
  • "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

  • "Unreal Estate" - This episode was originally titled "House Hunters."[28] This name change is most likely to avoid affiliation with the TV show called House Hunters.
  • "Patrick's Coupon" - This episode was originally titled "Patrick's Coupon Day," but the title was changed later on. Digiturk and Telia still keep this title.

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'."[30]
  • "Goons on the Moon" - The alternate title for this episode is "SpaceBob MerryPants." Some TV listings and websites still keep this title.
  • "Bubbletown" - This episode was originally titled "It's Bubbletown."[31]

Season 12


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  16. ^ a b Legends of Bikini Bottom photo gallery (January 24, 2011). Archived from the original on February 8, 2016.
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  19. ^ a b SpongeBob v kalhotách episode 168. iDNES Europe (2012). Archived from the original on December 24, 2018.
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