The twelfth season of SpongeBob SquarePants was announced on May 5, 2017.[2] Vincent Waller confirmed that it will consist of 26 episodes.[1] Season 12 premiered with the episode "FarmerBob" on November 11, 2018, and so far more episodes are to be aired.


On June 21, 2017, Lori Alan confirmed on Instagram that voice-recording for season 12 had started, and shared a photo showing three words from an untitled season 12 episode script.[3]

On August 18, 2017, Vincent Waller confirmed on Twitter that the first script of season 12 is finished, and shared a photo of the script, revealing a writer of the episode, Kaz. The title is replaced with Xs.[4]

Production images

Title card # Title Airdate U.S. viewers (millions)
242a "FarmerBob" November 11, 2018
SpongeBob and Patrick work a day on Old Man Jenkins' farm, much to his dismay.
Gary & Spot
242b "Gary & Spot"[5] TBA
Sandy narrates the nocturnal adventures of Gary and his secret pal - Spot.
The Nitwitting HD
243a "The Nitwitting" January 13, 2019
Patrick inducts SpongeBob into his prestigious society of dullards and doofuses.
The Ballad of Filthy Muck
243b "The Ballad of Filthy Muck" January 20, 2019
Patrick takes his grime to a new extreme, playing around in so much trash that he becomes unrecognizable.
The Krusty Slammer
244a "The Krusty Slammer" January 27, 2019
Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a jailhouse after Plankton breaks the law, but crime only pays for so long.
No title card available
244b "Pineapple RV"[6] TBA
SpongeBob and Patrick turn the pineapple into a mobile home to take Squidward on the road trip he deserves.
No title card available
TBA "Plankton's Old Chum"[7] TBA
When Plankton's usual spot to dump his rotten chum is too full, he tricks SpongeBob into hiding it around the city.
No title card available
TBA "King Plankton"[8] TBA
Plankton practices ruling the world by shrinking himself down and declaring himself king of SpongeBob's aquarium.
No title card available
TBA "Stormy Weather"[9] TBA
SpongeBob befriends a small storm cloud, but has to protect it from a crazed weather man.
No title card available
TBA "Sandy's Nutty Nieces"[10] TBA
SpongeBob gets in over his head when he volunteers to babysit Sandy's three nieces.
No title card available
TBA "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"[11] July 12, 2019[12]


  • "FarmerBob" is the only episode from this season to air during Stephen Hillenburg's lifetime.
  • This season will have the most episode segments out of any other season, with 54 episode segments.[13]


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