Encyclopedia SpongeBobia


Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
This is the page about the second season of the main series. For other uses, see Season 2 (disambiguation).

The second season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen Hillenburg, was announced on August 11, 1999.[1][2] The season began on October 20, 2000 with the episodes "Something Smells" and "Bossy Boots," and ended on July 26, 2003 with the episode "Gary Takes a Bath." The season was executive produced by series creator Hillenburg, who also acted as the showrunner, 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.

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 Complete 2nd Season DVD was released in Region 1 on October 5, 2004, Region 2 on October 23, 2006, and Region 4 on November 30, 2006.

List of episodes

Title card # Title U.S. airdate U.S. viewers
Your Shoe's Untied title card
21a "Your Shoe's Untied" (tr • ga) February 17, 2001
SpongeBob forgets how to tie his shoes.
Squid's Day Off title card
21b "Squid's Day Off" (tr • ga) February 17, 2001
Mr. Krabs goes to the hospital and leaves Squidward in charge.
Something Smells title card
22a "Something Smells" (tr • ga) October 20, 2000[5][6][7]
SpongeBob makes a sundae that gives him bad breath.
Bossy Boots title card
22b "Bossy Boots" (tr • ga) October 20, 2000[5][6][7]
Pearl gets a job at the Krusty Krab and makes some major changes to the place.
Big Pink Loser title card
23a "Big Pink Loser" (tr • ga) February 3, 2001
Envious of SpongeBob's numerous awards, Patrick starts to act like SpongeBob and works at the Krusty Krab in an attempt to get his own award.
Bubble Buddy title card
23b "Bubble Buddy" (tr • ga) February 3, 2001
SpongeBob creates a bubble friend after seeing that everyone else is busy.
Dying for Pie title card
24a "Dying for Pie" (tr • ga) January 27, 2001
Squidward gives SpongeBob a pie that later turns out to be explosive.
Imitation Krabs title card
24b "Imitation Krabs" (tr • ga) January 27, 2001
Plankton disguises himself as a robot version of Mr. Krabs in an attempt to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula.
Wormy title card
25a "Wormy" (tr • ga) February 24, 2001
Patrick and SpongeBob think Sandy's pet caterpillar Wormy is a dangerous monster when he becomes a butterfly.
Patty Hype title card
25b "Patty Hype" (tr • ga) February 24, 2001
SpongeBob creates Pretty Patties.
Grandma's Kisses title card
26a "Grandma's Kisses" (tr • ga) April 28, 2001
SpongeBob decides that he should act more grown-up around his grandmother.
Squidville title card
26b "Squidville" (tr • ga) April 28, 2001
Squidward grows tired of his neighbors and moves to Tentacle Acres.
Prehibernation Week title card
27a "Prehibernation Week" (tr • ga) May 5, 2001
Sandy and SpongeBob play extreme sporting games before Sandy has to hibernate.
Life of Crime title card
27b "Life of Crime" (tr • ga) May 5, 2001
SpongeBob and Patrick are under the impression that they have "stolen" a balloon on free balloon day.
Christmas Who? title card
28 "Christmas Who?" (tr • ga) December 7, 2000[6][9][10]
SpongeBob learns about the traditions of Christmas and spreads it around Bikini Bottom, but Squidward thinks it's a figment of his imagination.
Survival of the Idiots title card
29a "Survival of the Idiots" (tr • ga) March 17, 2001[6][11]
SpongeBob and Patrick get trapped in Sandy's treedome during winter.
Dumped title card
29b "Dumped" (tr • ga) May 11, 2001[6][12]
SpongeBob is jealous that Gary wants to spend time with Patrick.
No Free Rides title card
30a "No Free Rides" (tr • ga) April 14, 2001
Mrs. Puff passes SpongeBob just so she doesn't have to deal with him.
I'm Your Biggest Fanatic title card
30b "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" (tr • ga) April 14, 2001
SpongeBob attempts to join the Jellyspotters.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III title card
31a "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" (tr • ga) September 14, 2001
SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally free the evil Man Ray.
Squirrel Jokes title card
31b "Squirrel Jokes" (tr • ga) September 14, 2001
SpongeBob tells squirrel jokes, offending Sandy and amusing everyone else.
Pressure title card
32a "Pressure" (tr • ga) May 12, 2001
SpongeBob and Sandy compete to see whether land or sea creatures are better.
The Smoking Peanut title card
32b "The Smoking Peanut" (tr • ga) May 12, 2001
SpongeBob throws a peanut at a clam, causing it to throw a tantrum.
Shanghaied title card
33a "Shanghaied" (tr • ga)
March 9, 2001
March 10, 2001 (syndicated cut)
2.16[3] (syndicated cut)
Squidward, Patrick, and SpongeBob board the Flying Dutchman's ship.
Gary Takes a Bath title card
33b "Gary Takes a Bath" (tr • ga)
June 17, 2002
July 26, 2003
SpongeBob attempts to make Gary take a bath.
Welcome to the Chum Bucket title card
34a "Welcome to the Chum Bucket" (tr • ga) January 21, 2002
SpongeBob is forced to work at the Chum Bucket after Mr. Krabs bets him and loses in a card game to Plankton.
Frankendoodle title card
34b "Frankendoodle" (tr • ga) January 21, 2002
SpongeBob creates DoodleBob, who steals his pencil and goes on a rampage.
The Secret Box title card
35a "The Secret Box" (tr • ga) September 7, 2001
SpongeBob wants to see what is inside Patrick's secret box.
Band Geeks title card
35b "Band Geeks" (tr • ga) September 7, 2001
Squidward creates a band to perform at the Bubble Bowl.
Graveyard Shift title card
36a "Graveyard Shift" (tr • ga) September 6, 2002
SpongeBob and Squidward work the night shift.
Krusty Love title card
36b "Krusty Love" (tr • ga) September 6, 2002
Mr. Krabs falls in love with Mrs. Puff.
Procrastination title card
37a "Procrastination" (tr • ga)
October 19, 2001
May 17, 2005

October 3, 2019
(uncut version back on Nicktoons)
SpongeBob procrastinates on writing an essay for Boating School.
I'm with Stupid title card
37b "I'm with Stupid" (tr • ga) October 19, 2001
SpongeBob pretends to be stupid to make Patrick look smart in front of his parents.
Sailor Mouth title card
38a "Sailor Mouth" (tr • ga) September 21, 2001
SpongeBob and Patrick learn a bad word on the dumpster behind the Krusty Krab.
Artist Unknown title card
38b "Artist Unknown" (tr • ga) September 21, 2001
SpongeBob joins Squidward's art class.
Jellyfish Hunter title card
39a "Jellyfish Hunter" (tr • ga) September 28, 2001
Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob to collect jellyfish jelly so he can sell it as a condiment at the Krusty Krab.
The Fry Cook Games title card
39b "The Fry Cook Games" (tr • ga) September 28, 2001
SpongeBob and Patrick compete in the Fry Cook Games.
Squid on Strike title card
40a "Squid on Strike" (tr • ga) October 12, 2001
Squidward and SpongeBob go on strike.
Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm title card
40b "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" (tr • ga) October 12, 2001
A giant worm threatens Bikini Bottom.

*(HH) indicates the amount of households the episode was viewed in.


  • The series was picked up for a second season on August 11, 1999.[15]
  • Digital ink-and-paint animation replaced the traditional cel-animation that was used in the previous season. This allowed for more cleaner and sharper details to be used on the characters and new animation techniques.
    • Characters and often the background appear paler and brighter in DVD releases. This saturation error was tweaked in TV airings.
  • The first eleven episodes of this season were copyrighted and completed in 2000, and the rest had done so in 2001. However, storyboards and production art from "Something Smells" and "Big Pink Loser" reveal that production for the first several episodes of the season began in 1999.
  • This was the last season where episodes premiered in the 20th century.
  • "Big Pink Loser" and "Bubble Buddy" are the only episodes to be PAL-pitched in some countries.
  • "Gary Takes a Bath," "Welcome to the Chum Bucket," "Frankendoodle," "Graveyard Shift," Krusty Love," "Procrastination," "I'm with Stupid," "Squid on Strike," and "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" overlapped with the following season.
  • "Jellyfish Hunter" was originally produced for the following season, but was moved for unknown reasons.



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