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

The fifth season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by former marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg was announced on March 9, 2006,[1] premiered on February 19, 2007, with the episodes "Rise and Shine," "Waiting," and "Sing a Song of Patrick." The whole season has aired 20 episodes. The season ended with "Goo Goo Gas," on July 19, 2009.

The season 5 DVDs were split by volume. The volume one DVD was released in Region 1 on September 4, 2007, the volume two DVD was released on November 18, 2008, and the season set was released entirely in Region 2 on November 16, 2009, and in Region 1 on November 13, 2012.

List of episodes

Title card # Title U.S. airdate U.S. viewers
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81 "Friend or Foe" April 13, 2007
Mr. Krabs tells the story behind his and Plankton's rivalry.
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82a "The Original Fry Cook" July 30, 2007
SpongeBob feels inferior when a former Krusty Krab fry cook, Jim, visits.
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82b "Night Light" July 30, 2007
SpongeBob reads a scary book and develops a fear of the dark.
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83a "Rise and Shine" February 19, 2007
Patrick's morning routine is revealed.
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83b "Waiting" February 19, 2007
SpongeBob waits for a toy to arrive in the mail.
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83c "Fungus Among Us" September 29, 2007
SpongeBob spreads an itchy fungus around Bikini Bottom.
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84a "Spy Buddies" July 23, 2007
Mr. Krabs hires SpongeBob and Patrick to spy on Plankton.
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84b "Boat Smarts" July 23, 2007
Mrs. Puff hosts a documentary about good and bad boaters, starring SpongeBob and Squidward.
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84c "Good Ol' Whatshisname" July 23, 2007
SpongeBob and Squidward compete in a contest to learn the names of all the Krusty Krab customers to win a prize, but struggle when they can't remember the name of one customer.
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85a "New Digs" July 25, 2007
SpongeBob moves into the Krusty Krab after being late to work.
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85b "Krabs à la Mode" July 25, 2007
Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into an ice rink after Plankton turns down the heat.
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86a "Roller Cowards" July 27, 2007
SpongeBob and Patrick are afraid to go on a new roller coaster.
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86b "Bucket Sweet Bucket" July 27, 2007
Plankton gets SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward to fix up the Chum Bucket.
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87a "To Love a Patty" July 26, 2007
SpongeBob falls in love with a Krabby Patty.
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87b "Breath of Fresh Squidward" July 26, 2007
Squidward becomes nice after being shocked by an electric fence.
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88a "Money Talks" July 31, 2007
Mr. Krabs wishes he could talk to money, so the Flying Dutchman grants his wish.
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88b "SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget" July 31, 2007
Squidward makes a machine that cooks Krabby Patties, so SpongeBob challenges it to a "patty war."
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88c "Slimy Dancing" July 31, 2007
Squidward, SpongeBob, and Patrick participate in a dance contest.
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89a "The Krusty Sponge" July 24, 2007
Mr. Krabs makes the Krusty Krab SpongeBob-themed after a critic reviews SpongeBob's work.
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89b "Sing a Song of Patrick" February 19, 2007
Patrick writes a song and submits it to a record label.
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90a "A Flea in Her Dome" August 1, 2007
Sandy brings a flea back to her treedome.
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90b "The Donut of Shame" August 1, 2007
Patrick thinks he stole SpongeBob's donut and tries to hide it from him.
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90c "The Krusty Plate" August 1, 2007
SpongeBob attempts to remove a stubborn spot from a plate at the Krusty Krab.
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91a "Goo Goo Gas" July 19, 2009
Plankton creates a gas that turns adults into babies.
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91b "Le Big Switch" September 29, 2007
Mr. Krabs enters SpongeBob in a chef-exchange program.
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92 "Atlantis SquarePantis" November 12, 2007 (w/o Patchy)

November 23, 2007 (w/Patchy)

8.76[16][17] (w/o Patchy)
N/A (w/Patchy)
SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy journey to Atlantis, with Plankton secretly attending as well. Meanwhile, Patchy the Pirate returns home only to discover that Encino has somehow disappeared.
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93a "Picture Day" August 2, 2007
SpongeBob tries to get to boating school without getting filthy for Picture Day.
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93b "Pat No Pay" August 2, 2007
Patrick must work at the Krusty Krab because he can't pay for his food.
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93c "BlackJack" August 2, 2007
SpongeBob thinks his cousin BlackJack has kidnapped his parents.
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94a "Blackened Sponge" August 3, 2007
SpongeBob gives himself a black eye.
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94b "Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob" August 3, 2007
Plankton hypnotizes Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.
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95a "The Inmates of Summer" November 23, 2007
SpongeBob and Patrick are accidentally sent to a prison camp, but they are unaware that it's a prison.
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95b "To Save a Squirrel" November 23, 2007
SpongeBob and Patrick get stranded in the forest after sneaking onto Sandy's jeep.
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96 "Pest of the West" April 11, 2008
The story of SpongeBob's Western ancestor, SpongeBuck, is told.
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97a "20,000 Patties Under the Sea" November 23, 2007
Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob and Patrick to run a traveling restaurant.
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97b "The Battle of Bikini Bottom" November 23, 2007
SpongeBob and Patrick battle over cleanliness.
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98 "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" October 13, 2008
SpongeBob develops amnesia and goes missing.
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99a "The Two Faces of Squidward" November 23, 2007
SpongeBob slams Squidward's face with a door, and Squidward becomes handsome.
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99b "SpongeHenge" November 23, 2007
SpongeBob's holes make music in the wind, attracting jellyfish.
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100a "Banned in Bikini Bottom" November 23, 2007
Krabby Patties are banned from Bikini Bottom, so Mr. Krabs secretly sells them at SpongeBob's house.
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100b "Stanley S. SquarePants" November 23, 2007
SpongeBob's accident-prone cousin Stanley comes to stay with him.


  • This season holds the record to have the most episodes with three segments with five.
    • This is also the first time that a season has an episode of three segments since the first season.
  • This is the last season to finish its broadcast during Nickelodeon's 1984-2009 splat era.
  • This season is also the last to date to consist of 20 half-hour episodes. The number of episodes for each season was changed to 26 with the following four seasons.
  • "Stanley S. SquarePants" is the only episode in this season where Plankton appears but does not play a major role.
  • This is the only season where Pearl does not appear.


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