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

Production

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] It later turned out to be "Plankton's Old Chum."

Production images


Title card # Title Airdate U.S. viewers (millions)
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242a "FarmerBob" November 11, 2018
1.40
SpongeBob and Patrick work a day on Old Man Jenkins' farm, much to his dismay.
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242b "Gary & Spot" July 27, 2019
1.21
Sandy narrates the nocturnal adventures of Gary and his secret pal - Spot.
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243a "The Nitwitting" January 13, 2019
1.05
Patrick inducts SpongeBob into his prestigious society of dullards and doofuses.
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243b "The Ballad of Filthy Muck" January 20, 2019
0.95
Patrick takes his grime to a new extreme, playing around in so much trash that he becomes unrecognizable.
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244a "The Krusty Slammer" January 27, 2019
1.24
Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a jailhouse after Plankton breaks the law, but crime only pays for so long.
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244b "Pineapple RV" July 17, 2020
0.73
SpongeBob and Patrick turn the pineapple into a mobile home to take Squidward on the road trip he deserves.
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245a "Gary's Got Legs" July 27, 2019
1.21
Gary is given a set of limbs to keep up with SpongeBob, but soon makes his owner look sluggish by comparison.
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245b "King Plankton" June 22, 2019
0.97
Plankton practices ruling the world by shrinking himself down and declaring himself king of SpongeBob's aquarium.
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246a "Plankton's Old Chum" November 30, 2019
1.10
When Plankton's usual spot to dump his rotten chum is too full, he tricks SpongeBob into hiding it around the city.
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246b "Stormy Weather" June 22, 2019
0.97
SpongeBob befriends a small storm cloud, but has to protect it from a crazed weather man.
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247a "Swamp Mates" April 11, 2020
0.89
Bubble Bass finds himself stranded with Patrick in a mysterious swamp, looking for a lost action figure.
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247b "One Trick Sponge" April 11, 2020
0.89
SpongeBob learns a new trick but can't find an audience to show it to.
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248a "The Krusty Bucket" August 10, 2019
1.09
Plankton creates a hybrid clone of himself and Mr. Krabs, but neither restaurant is safe from the newcomer.
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248b "Squid's on a Bus" September 28, 2019
1.28
Squidward gleefully switches jobs with a bus driver for an easy ride… until SpongeBob and Patrick climb aboard.
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249a "Sandy's Nutty Nieces" June 29, 2019
0.94
SpongeBob gets in over his head when he volunteers to babysit Sandy's three nieces.
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249b "Insecurity Guards" June 29, 2019
0.94
SpongeBob and Patrick volunteer as guards at the museum, while Squidward attempts to hang his painting unnoticed.
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250a "Broken Alarm" July 6, 2019
1.36
SpongeBob breaks his precious alarm clock, and nothing else is loud enough to wake him up on time.
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250b "Karen's Baby" August 10, 2019
1.09
Karen quickly learns that kids grow up too fast after her new child arrives in the mail.
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251a "Shell Games" March 7, 2020
0.80
Patrick discovers that the rock he lives under is actually a sea turtle who overslept.
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251b "Senior Discount" July 6, 2019
1.36
Old Man Jenkins disrupts business as usual at the Krusty Krab, but Mr. Krabs can't find a way to kick him out.
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252a "Mind the Gap" September 14, 2019
1.14
Squidward closes the gap in SpongeBob's teeth, which causes a dramatic and unexpected change in his demeanor.
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252b "Dirty Bubble Returns" November 23, 2019
1.07
The newly reformed "Clean Bubble" takes a dishwashing job at the Krusty Krab, where he is tempted by the grime.
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253a "Jolly Lodgers" March 7, 2020
0.80
Squidward packs his suitcases as his house becomes infested, but a different kind of pest awaits him at the hotel.
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253b "Biddy Sitting" February 8, 2020
0.94
SpongeBob and Patrick are victims of a hoax and end up babysitting a grumpy old woman who tries to escape by all means.
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254-255 "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" July 12, 2019
1.83
SpongeBob and Patrick tour the surface world, while the rest of Bikini Bottom prepares a surprise party for SpongeBob.
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256a "SpongeBob in RandomLand" September 21, 2019
1.43
SpongeBob and Squidward take a delivery to a dreaded town where the laws of logic no longer apply.
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256b "SpongeBob's Bad Habit" September 21, 2019
1.43
SpongeBob can't stop biting his nails, but he also can't figure out why!
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257a "Handemonium" November 23, 2019
1.07
Plankton's giant Chum Bucket glove runs wild in town, but SpongeBob has a handy friend to help them out.
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257b "Breakin'" September 14, 2019
1.14
SpongeBob takes his first break ever at work, but how will he spend his precious time?
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258a "Boss for a Day" July 17, 2020
0.73
Mr. Krabs has an accident and leaves SpongeBob in charge of the Krusty Krab. What could go wrong?
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258b "The Goofy Newbie" September 28, 2019
1.28
Patrick takes a job at the Goofy Goober when he finds out the employees get free ice cream.
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259a "The Ghost of Plankton" October 12, 2019
1.00
Plankton becomes a ghost to steal the secret formula, but requires a few lessons from the Flying Dutchman.
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259b "My Two Krabses"[5] TBA
TBD
Mr. Krabs gets ready for a hot date, but SpongeBob and Patrick give him a little more help than he needs.
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260a "Knock Knock, Who's There?"[5] TBA
TBD
SpongeBob watches Mr. Krabs' house while he is away and goes to extreme measures to prevent burglary.
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260b "Pat Hearts Squid"[5] TBA
TBD
Squidward is forced to live at Patrick's house, but his dominant demeanor rubs off on Patrick more than desired.
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261a "Lighthouse Louie"[5] TBA
TBD
SpongeBob cleans up the boating school's lighthouse, where he finds a cute but uncomfortable companion.
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261b "Hiccup Plague"[5] TBA
TBD
No one in Bikini Bottom is safe from a case of contagious hiccups.
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262a "A Cabin in the Kelp" October 12, 2019
1.00
The Gal Pals take Pearl to a cabin in the woods for a weekend of silly pranks.
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262b "The Hankering" November 30, 2019
1.10
Mr. Krabs has a secret taste for something... surprising.
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263a "Who R Zoo?" February 8, 2020
0.94
SpongeBob and Patrick create their own zoo made entirely of bubbles.
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263b "Kwarantined Krab"[6] TBA
TBD
The Krusty Krab goes under emergency quarantine, but no one knows who carries the mysterious illness...
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264a "Plankton's Intern"[5] TBA
TBD
Plankton needs help to steal the secret formula, so he hires an intern who knows more about Mr. Krabs than anyone else.
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264b "Patrick's Tantrum"[5] TBA
TBD
Every time Patrick hears a bell, he goes nuts.
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265a "Bubble Bass's Tab"[5] TBA
TBD
Bubble Bass doesn't pay his tab after buying food at the Krusty Krab, so Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob and Squidward to his house to try and make him pay.
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265b "Kooky Cooks"[5] TBA
TBD
After a disaster at a fancy restaurant, Mrs. Puff thinks Mr. Krabs is too cheap, so he hires SpongeBob and Squidward as waiters to impress her.
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266 "Escape from Beneath Glove World" January 18, 2020
1.25
SpongeBob and Patrick are sent to jail in the underground tunnels of Glove World!, leading to a daring escape.
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267a "Krusty Koncessionaires" November 7, 2020
0.66
The Krusty Krab crew goes to a big concert to sell Krabby Patties in the stands.
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267b "Dream Hoppers" November 7, 2020
0.66
SpongeBob explores the melodious dreamscapes of his sleeping neighbors.



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