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The second season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen Hillenburg, aired on Nickelodeon from October 26, 2000, to July 26, 2003, and consists of 20 episodes. The series chronicles the exploits and adventures of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. The season was executive produced by series creator Hillenburg, who also acted as the showrunner.

The season premiere was announced on August 31, 1999.[1] The season began on October 26, 2000 with the episode "Something Smells" and ended on October 12, 2001 with the episode "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm." During the season's run, SpongeBob SquarePants became Nickelodeon's No. 2 children's program, behind Rugrats. Nearly 40 percent of SpongeBob's audience of 2.2 million were aged 18 to 34. The show signed a marketing deal with Target Corporation and Burger King, expanding its merchandising, and SpongeBob's popularity translated well into sales figures. In 2002, the show itself was nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Program. At the 29th Annie Awards, the series was nominated three times. The episodes "The Secret Box" and "Band Geeks" won at the 2002 Golden Reel Awards for Best Sound Editing in Television—Animation, while the episodes "Jellyfish Hunter" and "The Fry Cook Games" received a nomination for Best Sound Editing in Television Animation—Music category.

Several compilation DVDs that contained episodes from the season were released. The SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete 2nd Season DVD was released in Region 1 on October 19, 2004, Region 2 on October 23, 2006, and Region 4 on November 30, 2006.


Title card # Title Airdate U.S. viewers (millions)
Your Shoe's Untied
21a "Your Shoe's Untied" November 2, 2000
SpongeBob forgets how to tie his shoes.
Squid's Day Off
21b "Squid's Day Off" November 2, 2000
Mr. Krabs goes to the hospital and leaves Squidward in charge.
Something Smells title card
22a "Something Smells" October 26, 2000
SpongeBob makes a sundae that gives him bad breath.
Bossy Boots
22b "Bossy Boots" October 26, 2000
Pearl gets a job at the Krusty Krab.
Big Pink Loser
23a "Big Pink Loser" November 16, 2000
Patrick wants an award.
Bubble Buddy
23b "Bubble Buddy" November 16, 2000
SpongeBob creates a bubble friend.
Dying for Pie title card
24a "Dying for Pie" December 28, 2000
Squidward gives SpongeBob a pie that later turns out to be explosive.
Imitation Krabs
24b "Imitation Krabs" December 28, 2000
Plankton disguises himself as a robot version of Mr. Krabs.
Wormy title card
25a "Wormy" February 17, 2001
Patrick and SpongeBob take care of Sandy's pet caterpillar.
Patty Hype
25b "Patty Hype" February 17, 2001
SpongeBob makes "Pretty Patties."
Grandma's Kisses
26a "Grandma's Kisses" March 6, 2001
SpongeBob is embarrassed that he gets kissed by his grandmother.
26b "Squidville" March 6, 2001
Squidward moves to Tentacle Acres.
Prehibernation Week
27a "Prehibernation Week" May 5, 2001
Sandy and SpongeBob play extreme sporting games.
Life of Crime
27b "Life of Crime" May 5, 2001
SpongeBob and Patrick steal a balloon on free balloon day.
Christmas Who title card
28 "Christmas Who?" December 6, 2000
SpongeBob brings Christmas to Bikini Bottom.
Survival of the Idiots
29a "Survival of the Idiots" March 5, 2001
SpongeBob and Patrick get trapped in Sandy's treedome.
Dumped title card
29b "Dumped" March 5, 2001
SpongeBob is jealous that Gary wants to spend time with Patrick.
No Free Rides
30a "No Free Rides" March 7, 2001
Mrs. Puff passes SpongeBob just so she doesn't have to deal with him.
I'm Your Biggest Fanatic
30b "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" March 7, 2001
SpongeBob attempts to join the Jellyspotters.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III title card
31a "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" November 27, 2000
SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally free the evil Man Ray.
Squirrel Jokes
31b "Squirrel Jokes" November 27, 2000
SpongeBob tells squirrel jokes, offending Sandy.
Pressure title card
32a "Pressure" March 8, 2001
SpongeBob and Sandy compete to see who's better.
The Smoking Peanut
32b "The Smoking Peanut" March 8, 2001
SpongeBob throws a peanut at a clam.
33a "Shanghaied" March 9, 2001
Squidward, Patrick, and SpongeBob board the Flying Dutchman's ship.
Gary Takes a Bath
33b "Gary Takes a Bath" July 26, 2003
SpongeBob attempts to make Gary take a bath.
Welcome to the Chum Bucket
34a "Welcome to the Chum Bucket" January 21, 2002
SpongeBob is forced to work at the Chum Bucket.
34b "Frankendoodle" January 21, 2002
SpongeBob creates DoodleBob.
The Secret Box
35a "The Secret Box" September 7, 2001
SpongeBob wants to see what is inside Patrick's secret box.
Band Geeks title card
35b "Band Geeks" September 7, 2001
Squidward creates a band.
Graveyard Shift title card
36a "Graveyard Shift" September 6, 2002
SpongeBob and Squidward work the night shift.
Krusty Love
36b "Krusty Love" September 6, 2002
Mr. Krabs falls in love with Mrs. Puff.
Procrastination title card
37a "Procrastination" November 30, 2001
SpongeBob procrastinates on writing an essay for Boating School.
I'm with Stupid title card
37b "I'm with Stupid" November 30, 2001
SpongeBob pretends to be stupid to make Patrick look smart in front of his parents.
Sailor Mouth
38a "Sailor Mouth" September 21, 2001
SpongeBob learns a bad word on the dumpster behind the Krusty Krab.
Artist Unknown
38b "Artist Unknown" September 21, 2001
SpongeBob joins Squidward's art class.
Jellyfish Hunter
39a "Jellyfish Hunter" September 28, 2001
Mr. Krabs sells jellyfish jelly at the Krusty Krab.
The Fry Cook Games
39b "The Fry Cook Games" September 28, 2001
SpongeBob and Patrick compete in the Fry Cook Games.
Squid on Strike
40a "Squid on Strike" October 12, 2001
Squidward and SpongeBob go on strike.
Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm
40b "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" October 12, 2001
A giant worm threatens Bikini Bottom.


  • This is the first season to use digital-ink-and-paint animation. The next ones will be season 3 and season 9 onward.


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