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If you were looking for the article about the DVD, then see The Complete Eleventh Season.

The eleventh season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by former marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, was announced on February 16, 2016.[1] A total of 26 half-hour episodes were produced for this season, bringing the number of episodes up to 241. Season 11 was confirmed to be in production by Nickelodeon on March 2, 2016.[2] Season 11 first aired on June 24, 2017 with the episodes "Spot Returns" and "The Check-Up" and ended on November 25, 2018 with "Goons on the Moon." The season was released on DVD on March 31, 2020, 1 year and 4 months after it had completed broadcast on television.

Production

Production for this season began on March 2, 2016.

On May 15, 2017, Vincent Waller released three screenshots from a future season 11 episode on Twitter.[3] They later turned out to be from "There's a Sponge in My Soup."

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On May 16, 2017, Vincent Waller released another screenshot from a future season 11 episode.[4] It later turned out to be from "Pat the Horse."

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On August 23, 2017, Vincent Waller released two storyboard images from a future season 11 episode storyboarded by John Trabbic. It was later revealed to be from the episode "Call the Cops."[5]

On March 28, 2018, Vincent Waller released another storyboard from a future season 11 episode.[6] It later turned out to be from "Library Cards."

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List of episodes

Title card # Title U.S. airdate U.S. viewers
(millions)
Cave Dwelling Sponge title card
216a "Cave Dwelling Sponge" (tr • ga) September 23, 2017
1.92[7]
When a prehistoric sponge is unfrozen, he causes chaos all over town – and only SpongeBob can communicate with him!
The Clam Whisperer title card
216b "The Clam Whisperer" (tr • ga) September 23, 2017
1.92[7]
When a flock of clams descend on Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob has to get them out before they ruin the whole town.
Spot Returns title card
217a "Spot Returns" (tr • ga) June 24, 2017
1.96[8]
When his pet amoeba Spot produces offspring, Plankton wants to use them for one of his evil plans.
The Check-Up title card
217b "The Check-Up" (tr • ga) June 24, 2017
1.96[8]
Mr. Krabs is too afraid of his medical examination, but if he fails it, the Krusty Krab will get closed.
Spin the Bottle title card
218a "Spin the Bottle" (tr • ga) July 16, 2017
1.99[9]
2.50[10]
(simulcast)
Plankton poses as a wish-granting genie in his latest scheme to get the secret formula.
There's a Sponge in My Soup title card
218b "There's a Sponge in My Soup" (tr • ga) November 7, 2017
1.46[11]
Mr. Krabs' new Krabby Soup is a hit – until some heat-loving hippies move into the soup vat!
Man Ray Returns title card
219a "Man Ray Returns" (tr • ga) September 30, 2017
2.07[12]
When Man Ray rents Squidward's house for the weekend, it's up to SpongeBob and Patrick to stop his evil vacation.
Larry the Floor Manager title card
219b "Larry the Floor Manager" (tr • ga) September 30, 2017
2.07[12]
Mr. Krabs takes a vacation and makes Larry the Lobster the temporary manager of the Krusty Krab.
The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom title card
220 "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom" (tr • ga) October 13, 2017
2.21[13]
The Flying Dutchman wants to make sure SpongeBob and his friends are scared on Halloween.
No Pictures Please title card
221a "No Pictures Please" (tr • ga) November 6, 2017
1.84[11]
Patrick leads an enthusiastic stranger on a tour of his favorite places in Bikini Bottom.
Stuck on the Roof title card
221b "Stuck on the Roof" (tr • ga) November 6, 2017
1.84[11]
SpongeBob is afraid to get off the roof of the Krusty Krab, but he won't let that stop him from living his life!
Krabby Patty Creature Feature title card
222a "Krabby Patty Creature Feature" (tr • ga) October 21, 2017
1.99[14]
A new secret Krabby Patty formula has disastrous results for Bikini Bottom, and only SpongeBob can save the day.
Teacher's Pests title card
222b "Teacher's Pests" (tr • ga) October 21, 2017
1.99[14]
Mr. Krabs and Plankton have to take boating school classes. Thankfully, SpongeBob's there to show them the ropes!
Sanitation Insanity title card
223a "Sanitation Insanity" (tr • ga) May 7, 2018
1.35[15]
When Mr. Krabs gets in trouble for littering, he makes SpongeBob and Squidward clean up Bikini Bottom.
Bunny Hunt title card
223b "Bunny Hunt" (tr • ga) March 30, 2018
1.44[16]
A sea bunny ravages Squidward's garden, but SpongeBob thinks it's cute.
Squid Noir title card
224a "Squid Noir" (tr • ga) November 10, 2017
1.86[11]
When Squidward's clarinet disappears, he has to become a hard-boiled detective to track it down.
Scavenger Pants title card
224b "Scavenger Pants" (tr • ga) November 9, 2017
1.65[11]
Squidward sends SpongeBob and Patrick on an increasingly difficult scavenger hunt to get them out of his hair, but they prove to be better scavengers than he thought.
Cuddle E. Hugs title card
225a "Cuddle E. Hugs" (tr • ga) November 8, 2017
1.65[11]
SpongeBob's new friend is a giant, fluffy hamster, but no one else is able to see him.
Pat the Horse title card
225b "Pat the Horse" (tr • ga) December 2, 2017
1.83[17]
Patrick wants to be a horse.
Chatterbox Gary title card
226a "Chatterbox Gary" (tr • ga) February 12, 2018
1.70[18]
Gary has a pet translation collar, and he's talking up a storm. Everyone loves it, except for Squidward.
Don't Feed the Clowns title card
226b "Don't Feed the Clowns" (tr • ga) February 12, 2018
1.70[18]
When a small clown gets left behind by the circus, SpongeBob takes the hapless harlequin under his wing.
Drive Happy title card
227a "Drive Happy" (tr • ga) February 13, 2018
1.63[18]
SpongeBob can't drive, but he doesn't need a license to operate a self-driving car.
Old Man Patrick title card
227b "Old Man Patrick" (tr • ga) February 14, 2018
1.63[18]
Patrick thinks he is an old man, so it is up to SpongeBob to remind him how much fun being a child can be.
Fun-Sized Friends title card
228a "Fun-Sized Friends" (tr • ga) February 15, 2018
1.97[18]
SpongeBob and Patrick exchange tiny living versions of themselves.
Grandmum's The Word title card
228b "Grandmum's the Word" (tr • ga) February 16, 2018
1.45[18]
Plankton tells his grandma that he owns the Krusty Krab, but must keep the lie going when she comes to visit.
Doodle Dimension title card
229a "Doodle Dimension" (tr • ga) March 9, 2018
1.30[19]
SpongeBob and Patrick become trapped in an alternate dimension where anything they draw comes to life.
Moving Bubble Bass title card
229b "Moving Bubble Bass" (tr • ga) March 16, 2018
1.35[20]
SpongeBob and Patrick help Bubble Bass move out of his mother's basement.
High Sea Diving title card
230a "High Sea Diving" (tr • ga) April 6, 2018
1.21[21]
SpongeBob wants to be the first sponge that dives to the surface of the ocean.
Bottle Burglars title card
230b "Bottle Burglars" (tr • ga) April 13, 2018
1.23[22]
SpongeBob and Squidward accidentally let Plankton slip away with the formula, and it is up to them to retrieve it.
My Leg! title card
231a "My Leg!" (tr • ga) May 8, 2018
1.24[15]
Once Fred's leg heals up, SpongeBob is determined to keep it out of harm's way.
Ink Lemonade title card
231b "Ink Lemonade" (tr • ga) May 9, 2018
1.31[15]
Patrick's lemonade stand is unsuccessful until he gets a secret ingredient from Squidward.
Mustard O' Mine title card
232a "Mustard O' Mine" (tr • ga) May 10, 2018
1.30[15]
When the Krusty Krab runs out of mustard, Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward to dig up some more.
Shopping List title card
232b "Shopping List" (tr • ga) September 24, 2018
1.08[23]
SpongeBob and Sandy have to collect Krabby Patty ingredients, but Plankton follows their every step.
Whale Watching title card
233a "Whale Watching" (tr • ga) August 6, 2018
1.59[24]
Mr. Krabs hires Squidward to babysit Pearl for the night, but she just wants to sneak out to a cool teen party.
Krusty Kleaners title card
233b "Krusty Kleaners" (tr • ga) August 7, 2018
1.40[24]
After spilling a milkshake during a delivery, SpongeBob vows to return and clean the entire building.
Patnocchio title card
234a "Patnocchio" (tr • ga) August 8, 2018
1.22[24]
Plankton tells Patrick he's his conscience so he can convince the wooden-headed star to steal him a Krabby Patty.
ChefBob title card
234b "ChefBob" (tr • ga) August 9, 2018
1.04[24]
When Mr. Krabs puts in an open kitchen, SpongeBob gets stage fright and has to invent a new persona.
Plankton Paranoia title card
235a "Plankton Paranoia" (tr • ga) September 26, 2018
1.18[25]
Plankton hasn't tried to steal the secret formula in a while... and that's making Mr. Krabs nervous!
Library Cards title card
235b "Library Cards" (tr • ga) September 25, 2018
1.25[26]
When Patrick discovers the pineapple's library, SpongeBob introduces him to the wonderful world of books.
Call the Cops title card
236a "Call the Cops" (tr • ga) September 27, 2018
1.19[27]
Plankton goes to jail, but the secret formula is taken as evidence, so SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs plot to get it back.
Surf N' Turf title card
236b "Surf N' Turf" (tr • ga) November 11, 2018
1.40[28]
Sandy struggles to build a ship-in-a-bottle before a big contest, so SpongeBob calls in a little extra help.
Goons on the Moon title card
237 "Goons on the Moon" (tr • ga) November 25, 2018
1.34[29]
Sandy takes her Science Scout troop on a trip to the moon.
Appointment TV title card
238a "Appointment TV" (tr • ga) October 28, 2018
1.25[30]
The long-lost episode of "Mermaid Man" is finally showing on TV, but SpongeBob might not make it home in time to watch it.
Karen's Virus title card
238b "Karen's Virus" (tr • ga) November 4, 2018
1.20[31]
Karen catches a computer virus after meeting up with a friend, and it's up to SpongeBob to get it out of her.
The Grill is Gone title card
239a "The Grill is Gone" (tr • ga) October 21, 2018
1.37[32]
When a gang of kids steal the Krusty Krab's grill, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs go to extreme lengths to win it back.
The Night Patty title card
239b "The Night Patty" (tr • ga) October 21, 2018
1.37[32]
SpongeBob helps out the Krusty Krab's night shift crew, but the customers crave something creepier than usual.
Bubbletown title card
240a "Bubbletown" (tr • ga) October 28, 2018
1.25[30]
SpongeBob visits his old friend Bubble Buddy in his hometown Bubbletown.
Girls' Night Out title card
240b "Girls' Night Out" (tr • ga) November 4, 2018
1.20[31]
Sandy wants to spend a night in the city with Karen and Mrs. Puff, so the ladies can let off some steam.
Squirrel Jelly title card
241a "Squirrel Jelly" (tr • ga) November 18, 2018
1.38[33]
SpongeBob and Patrick have their peaceful day of jellyfishing disturbed by Sandy's competitive nature.
The String title card
241b "The String" (tr • ga) November 18, 2018
1.38[33]
SpongeBob pulls from Squidward's shirt a loose string that never seems to end.



Trivia

  • This season made SpongeBob SquarePants the first (and only) Nicktoon to make it past ten seasons, since Rugrats ended at its ninth season on August 1, 2004, and The Fairly OddParents ended at its tenth season on July 26, 2017.
  • This is the second season to have an episode fully animated in stop-motion, this episode being "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom," with the first being season 8 with "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
  • Although the series is primarily script-driven during this season, four episode segments were storyboard-driven (where the storyboard artists also contributed to the writing). These episodes include "Krabby Patty Creature Feature," "Shopping List," "Bubbletown," and "The String."
  • This season had the most fourth wall breaks with a total of thirty-five.

Videos

References

  1. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  2. ^ Nickelodeon Unveils Four Live-Action Series, Animated Movie at Upfront
  3. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  4. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  5. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  6. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  7. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.23.2017
  8. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.24.2017
  9. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.16.2017
  10. ^ 'Game of Thrones' Hits HBO's Highest Ratings Since 'Sopranos' Finale | 2017-07-16
  11. ^ a b c d e f U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 11/6 - 11/12/2017
  12. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.30.2017
  13. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.13.2017
  14. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.21.2017
  15. ^ a b c d U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 5/7 - 5/13/2018
  16. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.30.2018
  17. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.2.2017
  18. ^ a b c d e f U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 2/12 - 2/18/2018
  19. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.9.2018
  20. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.16.2018
  21. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.6.2018
  22. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.13.2018
  23. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.24.2018
  24. ^ a b c d U.S. Cable TV Ratings: 8/6 - 8/12/2018
  25. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.26.2018
  26. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.25.2018
  27. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.27.2018
  28. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.11.2018
  29. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.25.2018
  30. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.28.2018
  31. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.4.2018
  32. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.21.2018
  33. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.18.2018
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