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Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies was the first SpongeBob SquarePants themed DVD to be released. It was released on March 12, 2002 and contains five episodes from season 1, four episodes from season 2, and one episode from season 3.


Nautical Nonsense

2b - "Ripped Pants"
14a - "SB-129"
18a - "Texas"
36a - "Graveyard Shift" (listed as "The Graveyard Shift")
22a - "Something Smells"
List of home videos

Sponge Buddies

3a - "Jellyfishing"
24a - "Dying for Pie"
25a - "Wormy"
10b - "F.U.N."
42a - "Club SpongeBob"
List of home videos

Turkish/Russian releases

76b - "Hocus Pocus"
76a - "The Thing"
75a - "Squidtastic Voyage"
79b - "Squid Wood"
77b - "Rule of Dumb"
List of home videos

Danish/Norwegian releases

13a - "Scaredy Pants"
36a - "Graveyard Shift"
34b - "Frankendoodle"
13b - "I Was a Teenage Gary"
44b - "Idiot Box"
11b - "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost"
34a - "Welcome to the Chum Bucket"
24b - "Imitation Krabs"
35a - "The Secret Box"
List of home videos

Special features


Music videos


  • Currently retired critic Mike Jackson of the DVD Verdict was positive on his review: "Spongebob Squarepants [sic] is perfect entertainment for kids and for the young at heart with a sense of humor. Paramount has done a great job bringing these episodes home on DVD. Now I only hope they release another disc with "The Idiot Box," [sic] the best piece of anti-television propaganda ever aired on television…because all you need is imagination!"[3]



  • This is the only SpongeBob DVD for several things:
    • The only SpongeBob DVD to use the Paramount logo from 1990 in the opening.

Metropolis DVD logo

    • The only SpongeBob DVD to be made by the Metropolis DVD company.[4][5] As a result, the Metropolis DVD logo is used at the end of the credits on this DVD and is seen on the disc label. Despite this, the Paramount logo still appears in the opening, and on the physical disc itself.
    • The only SpongeBob DVD to have the Paramount warning screens from 1999-2002. The warnings had mostly been retired by this point.
    • The only SpongeBob DVD to be produced in 2001.
  • There are no previews on this disc.
  • This is the first SpongeBob DVD to say "Nickelodeon DVD" on the cover.
  • The Philippine version of this DVD has the title swapped into "Sponge Buddies and Nautical Nonsense."


Closed-captioning on this DVD

  • In all Nickelodeon USA airings of the episode "Something Smells" and the iTunes version, SpongeBob walks up to a building and says, "Hi, building!" which causes the building to flee from SpongeBob's breath. He goes up to Patrick and says, "I just don't get it!" and Patrick says, "I don't either."
    • On this and all other DVD releases, the Nautical Nonsense and Undersea Antics Volume 1 VHS tapes, the Nick Scene It? DVD game, Canadian airings on YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Polish airings, UK airings, and Australian airings, the scene instead goes like this:
    • SpongeBob: (walks up to a building and waves) I just don't get it! (the building flees)
    • Patrick: (off-screen) I don't, either. (SpongeBob walks up to Patrick; the rest of the scene goes as normal, resulting in the same lines being repeated). According to the audio commentary on the Season 2 DVD, this was a sound mixing error. The music also repeats itself incorrectly at that point. It is made obvious since SpongeBob's mouth still clearly says the intended line. However, the closed-captioning on this DVD still uses the original correct line.
  • In "Ripped Pants," SpongeBob wears underwear under his swimsuit, but on the cover of this DVD, he does not have underwear on.
  • "Graveyard Shift" is listed as "The Graveyard Shift" on the episode selection screen and the back of the DVD.
  • The episode selection screen for the first five episodes has a sand border on the far right of the screen, not present anywhere else.
    • This was fixed in the French version of the DVD.
  • On the cover the DVD is stated to be 124 minutes, but it is actually 120 minutes. This mistake is probably due to the 124 minutes being multiplied from the Sponge Buddies and Nautical Nonsense VHS tapes which are both 62 minutes. While both tapes include the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song, this DVD only includes it once. It also lacks previews, as noted above.

Alternate covers

DVD menu

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  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20030504060320/http://emerald.bbboy.net/nickdisk-viewthread?forum=5&thread=509
  2. ^ https://www.45worlds.com/dvd/disc/9324915052305
  3. ^ Jackson, Mike (2002-03-19). Review - SpongeBob SquarePants: Legends of Bikini Bottom. DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 2013-09-22. Retrieved on 2019-07-15.
  4. ^ \\\ m e t r o p o l i s d v d \\\. Archived from the original on 2004-09-17. Retrieved on 2019-07-15.
  5. ^ Linzmeier, Dan. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS REVIEW. Archived from the original on 2003-10-24. Retrieved on 2019-07-15.