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

The sixth season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by former marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, was announced on December 12, 2006.[1][2][3][4] Season 6 first aired on March 3, 2008 with the episode "Krabby Road" and ended on July 5, 2010 with "The Clash of Triton." The first five episodes aired in the "Gimme 5" Week. The next five new episodes aired during the first week of June 2008, which is titled "SpongeBob Premiere Factor 5" (or SPF 5). Another premiere week aired through August 48, titled "Bikini Bottom Confidential." Seven new premieres of season 6 aired during Super Stuffed Nicksgiving Weekend. Two episodes aired on February 16 as part of Presidents' Day 4 day weekend, and three new episodes aired afterward as part of "Triple Play." Another set of episodes aired between March 1620, 2009 in "The Bob Squad." An eighth special, "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One," aired on April 17, 2009 with guest star, Johnny Depp, as Jack Kahuna Laguna. There also was the "Deep Sea Danger Zone," which had 5 new episodes premiere during the first week of June. A 100-episode marathon was scheduled for July 17 through the 19th, including the episodes "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants," "Overbooked," and "No Hat for Pat."

In Region 1, the first half of this season was released on Season 6 Volume 1 on December 8, 2009 and the other half on Season 6 Volume 2 on December 7, 2010. Two years later, the entire season was released in complete DVD set in Region 1 on November 13, 2012.

Production

Main article: Season 6/production

List of episodes

Title card # Title U.S. airdate U.S. viewers
(millions)
House Fancy title card
101a "House Fancy" (tr • ga) June 6, 2008
3.50[5]
Squidward prepares his house for a TV show.
Krabby Road title card
101b "Krabby Road" (tr • ga) March 3, 2008
4.70[6][5]
Plankton creates a band to steal the Krabby Patty secret recipe.
Penny Foolish title card
102a "Penny Foolish" (tr • ga) March 7, 2008
4.68[6][5]
Mr. Krabs becomes obsessed over a penny SpongeBob found.
Nautical Novice title card
102b "Nautical Novice" (tr • ga) March 29, 2008
4.47[7]
SpongeBob tries to impress Mrs. Puff by memorizing the history of boating.
Spongicus title card
103a "Spongicus" (tr • ga) March 29, 2008
4.47[7]
Plankton builds a coliseum and holds a gladiator show.
Suction Cup Symphony title card
103b "Suction Cup Symphony" (tr • ga) March 6, 2008
3.44[5]
Squidward writes a symphony.
Not Normal title card
104a "Not Normal" (tr • ga) March 4, 2008
4.05[5]
SpongeBob becomes "normal" at Squidward's insistence.
Gone title card
104b "Gone" (tr • ga) March 5, 2008
3.85[5]
SpongeBob wakes up to find Bikini Bottom deserted.
The Splinter title card
105a "The Splinter" (tr • ga) June 2, 2008
3.77[8][5]
SpongeBob gets a splinter at work.
Slide Whistle Stooges title card
105b "Slide Whistle Stooges" (tr • ga) February 16, 2009
4.51[9]
SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward play with slide whistles.
A Life in a Day title card
106a "A Life in a Day" (tr • ga) June 4, 2008
3.06[5]
Larry's daredevil antics inspire Patrick to live a dangerous life.
Sun Bleached title card
106b "Sun Bleached" (tr • ga) June 5, 2008
3.41[5]
SpongeBob accidentally gets sun bleached when he and Patrick tan to join Craig Mammalton's party.
Giant Squidward title card
107a "Giant Squidward" (tr • ga) June 3, 2008
3.81[8][5]
Squidward becomes a giant when he is sprayed with fertilizer.
No Nose Knows title card
107b "No Nose Knows" (tr • ga) August 4, 2008
3.75[10][5]
Patrick gets to experience the wonders of smelling with a new nose.
Patty Caper title card
108a "Patty Caper" (tr • ga) August 5, 2008
3.60[5]
SpongeBob investigates the disappearance of the Krabby Patty secret ingredient.
Plankton's Regular title card
108b "Plankton's Regular" (tr • ga) August 6, 2008
3.58[5]
Plankton learns that he has a regular customer who visits the Chum Bucket daily.
Boating Buddies title card
109a "Boating Buddies" (tr • ga) August 7, 2008
3.52[5]
Squidward must attend boating school after getting a ticket.
The Krabby Kronicle title card
109b "The Krabby Kronicle" (tr • ga) August 8, 2008
3.29[5]
Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob to write juicy stories for his new newspaper.
The Slumber Party title card
110a "The Slumber Party" (tr • ga) November 28, 2008
4.34[5]
Mr. Krabs interferes with Pearl's slumber party.
Grooming Gary title card
110b "Grooming Gary" (tr • ga) November 28, 2008
4.34[5]
SpongeBob enters Gary into a pet show.
SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One title card
111 "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One" (tr • ga) April 17, 2009
5.78[11]
SpongeBob and his friends get marooned in the sea after they are struck by a harsh wave.
Porous Pockets title card
112a "Porous Pockets" (tr • ga) November 28, 2008
3.93[5]
SpongeBob becomes popular after obtaining a large amount of wealth.
Choir Boys title card
112b "Choir Boys" (tr • ga) March 20, 2009
3.21[5]
SpongeBob wants to join the choir that Squidward participates in.
Krusty Krushers title card
113a "Krusty Krushers" (tr • ga) November 28, 2008
4.15[5]
Mr. Krabs enters SpongeBob and Patrick into a wrestling tournament.
The Card title card
113b "The Card" (tr • ga) November 28, 2008
4.15[5]
SpongeBob tries to protect Patrick's rare trading card.
Dear Vikings title card
114a "Dear Vikings" (tr • ga) November 28, 2008
4.09[5]
SpongeBob learns about the Vikings.
Ditchin' title card
114b "Ditchin'" (tr • ga) November 28, 2008
4.09[5]
SpongeBob tries to get back to Boating School after sneaking out to get a book signed.
Grandpappy the Pirate title card
115a "Grandpappy the Pirate" (tr • ga) February 18, 2009
3.77[5]
Mr. Krabs seeks the help of his crew to convince his grandfather that he is a pirate.
Cephalopod Lodge title card
115b "Cephalopod Lodge" (tr • ga) February 17, 2009
3.64[5]
SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally get Squidward kicked from his secret lodge.
Squid's Visit title card
116a "Squid's Visit" (tr • ga) June 4, 2009
3.61[5]
SpongeBob makes his house a replica of Squidward's house.
To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants title card
116b "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants" (tr • ga) July 17, 2009
3.63[5]
After his pants get shrunk in the dryer, SpongeBob buys a new pair of pants that make him unrecognizable.
Shuffleboarding title card
117a "Shuffleboarding" (tr • ga) February 16, 2009
4.51[9]
SpongeBob and Patrick pretend to be their heroes to compete in a shuffleboarding contest.
Professor Squidward title card
117b "Professor Squidward" (tr • ga) February 19, 2009
4.03[5]
Squidward poses as Squilliam to teach a music class.
Pet or Pests title card
118a "Pet or Pests" (tr • ga) March 18, 2009
3.18[5]
SpongeBob adopts a stray worm who gives birth to worm babies overnight.
Komputer Overload title card
118b "Komputer Overload" (tr • ga) March 19, 2009
3.61[5]
Plankton tries to replace Karen with new computer inventions.
Gullible Pants title card
119a "Gullible Pants" (tr • ga) June 5, 2009
3.00[5]
SpongeBob is left in charge of the Krusty Krab for a few minutes, and Squidward takes advantage of his gullibility.
Overbooked title card
119b "Overbooked" (tr • ga) July 19, 2009
5.37[12]
SpongeBob must help Sandy, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs at the same time.
No Hat for Pat title card
120a "No Hat for Pat" (tr • ga) July 19, 2009
4.85[12]
Patrick's constant falling from wearing the Krusty Krab hat attracts new customers.
Toy Store of Doom title card
120b "Toy Store of Doom" (tr • ga) March 17, 2009
3.49[5]
SpongeBob and Patrick are locked in a toy store after closing.
Sand Castles in the Sand title card
121a "Sand Castles in the Sand" (tr • ga) March 16, 2009
4.14[13]
SpongeBob and Patrick use their sand creations to battle each other.
Shell Shocked title card
121b "Shell Shocked" (tr • ga) June 1, 2009
3.96[14]
SpongeBob searches for alternatives when Gary needs a new shell.
Chum Bucket Supreme title card
122a "Chum Bucket Supreme" (tr • ga) July 19, 2009
5.09[12]
Plankton hires Patrick as advertising director at the Chum Bucket.
Single Cell Anniversary title card
122b "Single Cell Anniversary" (tr • ga) June 3, 2009
3.53[5]
SpongeBob helps Plankton find an anniversary gift for Karen.
Truth or Square title card
123-124 "Truth or Square" (tr • ga) November 6, 2009
7.66[15]
8.39[16]
(live+7)
During a Krusty Krab anniversary celebration, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs accidentally get locked in the freezer.
Pineapple Fever title card
125a "Pineapple Fever" (tr • ga) June 2, 2009
4.17[5]
Squidward is stuck indoors with SpongeBob and Patrick during a storm.
Chum Caverns title card
125b "Chum Caverns" (tr • ga) July 18, 2009
4.47[12]
Plankton falls into an underground cave and uses its scenery to attract customers.
The Clash of Triton title card
126 "The Clash of Triton" (tr • ga) July 5, 2010
5.18[17]
King Neptune wants to see his son Triton at his 5,000th birthday party.



Trivia

  • This is the first season to end with a double-length episode.
  • This is the first season to not include the underwater ambience sound effect used in the previous five seasons.
  • This is the first season to have 26 half-hour episodes, and for that matter the first season to have any number of half-hour episodes other than 20.
  • This is the first season to finish its broadcast after the 2009 Nickelodeon rebrand. However, majority of the season still aired before the rebrand.
  • This is the first season to have a widescreen episode. Another widescreen episode was produced for season 8. However, the series wouldn't permanently switch over to widescreen until season 9.
  • Beginning with this season, there is no fade from black to the title card; instead it cuts from black.
  • This is the only season not to have an episode receiving under 3 million viewers.
  • According to concept art for the episodes, the first several half-hours of this season were produced in mid-to-late 2007. However, they were all copyrighted in 2008.
  • "The Clash of Triton" is the only episode to premiere in 2010.
  • This season was affected by the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike; on November 6, it was announced that various writers from the show were fired.[18]

References

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