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

The twelfth season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by former marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, was announced on May 5, 2017.[1] A total of 26 half-hour episodes were produced for this season. Season 12 first aired on November 11, 2018 with the episode "FarmerBob" and ended on April 29, 2022 with "Kwarantined Krab." This season was released on DVD on January 12, 2021 (though the episode "Kwarantined Krab" is excluded from the DVD, due to the plot being unintentionally similar to the COVID-19 pandemic[2]).

On May 31, 2023, the season was added to Paramount+.

Production

On June 21, 2017, Lori Alan confirmed on Instagram that voice-recording of 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 had been 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

List of episodes

Title card # Title U.S. airdate U.S. viewers
(millions)
FarmerBob title card
242a "FarmerBob" (tr • ga) November 11, 2018
1.40[5]
SpongeBob and Patrick work a day on Old Man Jenkins' farm.
Gary & Spot title card
242b "Gary & Spot" (tr • ga) July 27, 2019
1.21[6]
Sandy narrates the nocturnal adventures of Gary and his secret pal - Spot.
The Nitwitting title card
243a "The Nitwitting" (tr • ga) January 13, 2019
1.05[7]
Patrick inducts SpongeBob into his prestigious society of dullards and doofuses.
The Ballad of Filthy Muck title card
243b "The Ballad of Filthy Muck" (tr • ga) January 20, 2019
0.95[8]
Patrick takes his grime to a new extreme, playing around in so much trash that he becomes unrecognizable.
The Krusty Slammer title card
244a "The Krusty Slammer" (tr • ga) January 27, 2019
1.24[9]
Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a jailhouse after Plankton breaks the law, but crime only pays for so long.
Pineapple RV title card
244b "Pineapple RV" (tr • ga) July 17, 2020
0.73[10]
SpongeBob and Patrick turn the pineapple into a mobile home to take Squidward on the road trip he deserves.
Gary's Got Legs title card
245a "Gary's Got Legs" (tr • ga) July 27, 2019
1.21[6]
Gary is given a set of limbs to keep up with SpongeBob, but soon makes his owner look sluggish by comparison.
King Plankton title card
245b "King Plankton" (tr • ga) June 22, 2019
0.97[11]
Plankton practices ruling the world by shrinking himself down and declaring himself king of SpongeBob's aquarium.
Plankton's Old Chum title card
246a "Plankton's Old Chum" (tr • ga) November 30, 2019
1.10[12]
When Plankton's usual spot to dump his rotten chum is too full, he tricks SpongeBob into hiding it around the city.
Stormy Weather title card
246b "Stormy Weather" (tr • ga) June 22, 2019
0.97[11]
SpongeBob befriends a small storm cloud, but has to protect it from a crazed weather man.
Swamp Mates title card
247a "Swamp Mates" (tr • ga) April 11, 2020
0.89[13]
Bubble Bass finds himself stranded with Patrick in a mysterious swamp, looking for a lost action figure.
One Trick Sponge title card
247b "One Trick Sponge" (tr • ga) April 11, 2020
0.89[13]
SpongeBob learns a new trick but can't find an audience to show it to.
The Krusty Bucket title card
248a "The Krusty Bucket" (tr • ga) August 10, 2019
1.09[14]
Plankton creates a hybrid clone of himself and Mr. Krabs, but neither restaurant is safe from the newcomer.
Squid's on a Bus title card
248b "Squid's on a Bus" (tr • ga) September 28, 2019
1.28[15]
Squidward gleefully switches jobs with a bus driver for an easy ride… until SpongeBob and Patrick climb aboard.
Sandy's Nutty Nieces title card
249a "Sandy's Nutty Nieces" (tr • ga) June 29, 2019
0.94[16]
SpongeBob gets in over his head when he volunteers to babysit Sandy's three nieces.
Insecurity Guards title card
249b "Insecurity Guards" (tr • ga) June 29, 2019
0.94[16]
SpongeBob and Patrick volunteer as security guards at the museum, while Squidward attempts to hang his painting unnoticed.
Broken Alarm title card
250a "Broken Alarm" (tr • ga) July 6, 2019
1.36[17]
SpongeBob breaks his precious alarm clock, and nothing else is loud enough to wake him up on time.
Karen's Baby title card
250b "Karen's Baby" (tr • ga) August 10, 2019
1.09[14]
Karen quickly learns that kids grow up too fast after her new child arrives in the mail.
Shell Games title card
251a "Shell Games" (tr • ga) March 7, 2020
0.80[18]
Patrick discovers that the rock he lives under is actually the shell of a sea turtle who overslept.
Senior Discount title card
251b "Senior Discount" (tr • ga) July 6, 2019
1.36[17]
Old Man Jenkins disrupts business as usual at the Krusty Krab, but Mr. Krabs can't find a way to kick him out.
Mind the Gap title card
252a "Mind the Gap" (tr • ga) September 14, 2019
1.14[19]
Squidward closes the gap between SpongeBob's teeth, which causes a dramatic and unexpected change in his demeanor.
Dirty Bubble Returns title card
252b "Dirty Bubble Returns" (tr • ga) November 23, 2019
1.07[20]
The newly reformed "Clean Bubble" takes a dishwashing job at the Krusty Krab, where he is tempted by the grime.
Jolly Lodgers title card
253a "Jolly Lodgers" (tr • ga) March 7, 2020
0.80[18]
Squidward packs his bags as his house becomes infested with sea urchins, but a different kind of pest awaits him at the hotel.
Biddy Sitting title card
253b "Biddy Sitting" (tr • ga) February 8, 2020
0.94[21]
SpongeBob and Patrick are victims of a hoax and end up babysitting a grumpy old lady who tries to escape by all means.
SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout title card
254-255 "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" (tr • ga)
July 12, 2019

October 5, 2019
(cut)


July 17, 2020
(bonus edition)
1.83[22]

2.24[23]
(simulcast)

1.06[24]
(cut)

0.81[25]
(bonus edition)
SpongeBob and Patrick tour the surface world, while the rest of Bikini Bottom prepares a surprise party for SpongeBob.
SpongeBob in RandomLand title card
256a "SpongeBob in RandomLand" (tr • ga)
September 21, 2019
November 11, 2019
(cut)
1.43[26]
N/A
(cut)
SpongeBob and Squidward take a delivery to a dreaded town where the laws of logic no longer apply.
SpongeBob's Bad Habit title card
256b "SpongeBob's Bad Habit" (tr • ga) September 21, 2019
1.43[26]
SpongeBob can't stop biting his nails, but he also can't figure out why.
Handemonium title card
257a "Handemonium" (tr • ga) November 23, 2019
1.07[20]
Plankton's giant Chum Bucket glove runs wild in town, but SpongeBob has a handy friend to help them out.
Breakin' title card
257b "Breakin'" (tr • ga) September 14, 2019
1.14[19]
SpongeBob takes his first ever break at work.
Boss for a Day title card
258a "Boss for a Day" (tr • ga) July 17, 2020
0.73[10]
Mr. Krabs has an accident and leaves SpongeBob in charge of the Krusty Krab.
The Goofy Newbie title card
258b "The Goofy Newbie" (tr • ga) September 28, 2019
1.28[15]
Patrick takes a job at the Goofy Goober when he finds out the employees get free ice cream.
The Ghost of Plankton title card
259a "The Ghost of Plankton" (tr • ga) October 12, 2019
1.00[27]
Plankton becomes a ghost to steal the secret formula, but requires some lessons from the Flying Dutchman.
My Two Krabses title card
259b "My Two Krabses" (tr • ga) January 18, 2021
0.68[28]
Mr. Krabs gets ready for a hot date, but SpongeBob and Patrick give him a little more help than he needs.
Knock Knock, Who's There? title card
260a "Knock Knock, Who's There?" (tr • ga) April 23, 2021
0.34[29]
SpongeBob watches Mr. Krabs' house while he is away and goes to extreme measures to prevent burglary.
Pat Hearts Squid title card
260b "Pat Hearts Squid" (tr • ga) July 9, 2021
0.56[30]
Squidward is forced to live at Patrick's house, but his dominant demeanor rubs off on Patrick more than desired.
Lighthouse Louie title card
261a "Lighthouse Louie" (tr • ga) January 18, 2021
0.68[28]
SpongeBob cleans up the boating school's lighthouse, where he finds a cute but uncomfortable companion.
Hiccup Plague title card
261b "Hiccup Plague" (tr • ga) April 22, 2022
0.44[31]
No one in Bikini Bottom is safe from a case of contagious hiccups.
A Cabin in the Kelp title card
262a "A Cabin in the Kelp" (tr • ga) October 12, 2019
1.00[27]
The Gal Pals take Pearl to a cabin in the woods for a weekend of silly pranks.
The Hankering title card
262b "The Hankering" (tr • ga) November 30, 2019
1.10[12]
Mr. Krabs has a secret taste for something... surprising.
Who R Zoo? title card
263a "Who R Zoo?" (tr • ga) February 8, 2020
0.94[21]
SpongeBob and Patrick create their own zoo made entirely of bubbles.
Kwarantined Krab title card
263b "Kwarantined Krab" (tr • ga) April 29, 2022
0.40[32]
The Krusty Krab goes under emergency quarantine, but no one knows who carries the mysterious illness...
Plankton's Intern title card
264a "Plankton's Intern" (tr • ga) April 30, 2021
0.54[33]
Plankton needs help to steal the secret formula, so he hires an intern who knows more about Mr. Krabs than anyone else.
Patrick's Tantrum title card
264b "Patrick's Tantrum" (tr • ga) February 25, 2022
0.42[34]
Patrick goes into a destructive fit whenever he hears a bell, so his friends help him in their own ways.
Bubble Bass's Tab title card
265a "Bubble Bass's Tab" (tr • ga) April 9, 2021
0.48[35]
Bubble Bass avoids paying his bill at the Krusty Krab, so SpongeBob and Squidward are sent to collect the cash.
Kooky Cooks title card
265b "Kooky Cooks" (tr • ga) April 9, 2021
0.48[35]
Mr. Krabs makes SpongeBob and Squidward cook a fancy meal for Mrs. Puff, but every dish becomes a dispute.
Escape from Beneath Glove World title card
266 "Escape from Beneath Glove World" (tr • ga) January 18, 2020
1.25[36]
SpongeBob and Patrick are sent to jail in the underground tunnels of Glove World!, leading to a daring escape.
Krusty Koncessionaires title card
267a "Krusty Koncessionaires" (tr • ga) November 7, 2020
0.66[37]
The Krusty Krab crew goes to a big concert to sell Krabby Patties in the stands.
Dream Hoppers title card
267b "Dream Hoppers" (tr • ga) November 7, 2020
0.66[37]
SpongeBob explores the melodious dreamscapes of his sleeping neighbors.



Trivia

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Amazon Prime screenshot showcasing an overpriced Season 12.

  • On Amazon Prime, the season is listed for sale at $74.25 USD, which is unusual, and the only season to be priced this way. Seasons on Amazon Prime average around $20.00 to $30.00 USD.
  • This is the first season since Season 1 to have a missing episode from the complete season on DVD. In this case, "Kwarantined Krab."
    • This was due to the episode's plot being unintentionally similar to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was occurring around the time this DVD was released.

Video

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SpongeBob's Best of Season 12 & 13 Marathon for 50 MINUTES! - Nicktoons

References

  1. ^ a b Vincent Waller on Twitter
  2. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  3. ^ Lori Alan on Instagram
  4. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  5. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.11.2018
  6. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.27.2019
  7. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.13.2019
  8. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.20.2019
  9. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.27.2019
  10. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.17.2020
  11. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.22.2019
  12. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.30.2019
  13. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.11.2020
  14. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 8.10.2019
  15. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.28.2019
  16. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 6.29.2019
  17. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.6.2019
  18. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.7.2020
  19. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.14.2019
  20. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.23.2019
  21. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.8.2020
  22. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.12.2019
  23. ^ Cable Ratings: July 8 - 14, 2019
  24. ^ Friends (NBC): Ratings Recap
  25. ^ Ratings Confirmation
  26. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.21.2019
  27. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.12.2019
  28. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.18.2021
  29. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.23.2021
  30. ^ SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.9.2021
  31. ^ SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Friday 4.22.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED
  32. ^ SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Friday 4.29.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED
  33. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.30.2021
  34. ^ SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Friday 2.25.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED
  35. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.9.2021
  36. ^ UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.18.2020
  37. ^ a b UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.7.2020
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