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

The eighth season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by former marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, was announced on December 7, 2009. In December 2009, Nickelodeon ordered enough episodes to bring the series up to 178 episodes. Previously, when season 7 was announced in March 2008, the number of episodes was brought up to 152 episodes.

Season 8 first aired on March 26, 2011 with the episodes "Oral Report" and "A Friendly Game" and ended on December 6, 2012 with "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"

On April 11, 2012, with the premiere of the episode "Squiditis," the season surpassed Rugrats, which had 172 episodes, and afterwards became Nickelodeon's longest-running Nicktoon.

The season was released on DVD on March 12, 2013, three months after it had completed broadcast on television. Season 8 consisted of 42 11-minute segments and five 22-minute specials.

List of episodes

Title card # Title U.S. airdate U.S. viewers
Accidents Will Happen title card.png
153a "Accidents Will Happen" July 18, 2011
Squidward is injured at work and forces Mr. Krabs to pamper him while he recovers.
The Other Patty title card.png
153b "The Other Patty" June 25, 2011
Mr. Krabs and Plankton unite in their dislike of a new eatery called the Flabby Patty.
Drive Thru title card.png
154a "Drive Thru" July 19, 2011
After Mr. Krabs finds a hole in the walls of the Krusty Krab, he transforms it into a drive-thru.
The Hot Shot title card.png
154b "The Hot Shot" June 18, 2011
SpongeBob gets driving lessons from the son of a legendary race-car driver.
A Friendly Game title card.png
155a "A Friendly Game" March 26, 2011
SpongeBob builds his own mini-golf course in his house.
Sentimental Sponge title card.png
155b "Sentimental Sponge" April 2, 2011
SpongeBob struggles to part with some items because of the memories they evoke.
Frozen Face-Off title card.png
156 "Frozen Face-Off" July 15, 2011
Everyone in Bikini Bottom is participating in a worm-sled race to win one million dollars.
Squidward's School for Grown-Ups title card.png
157a "Squidward's School for Grown-Ups" June 4, 2011
Patrick tries to act mature after he grows a beard.
Oral Report title card.png
157b "Oral Report" March 26, 2011
SpongeBob is nervous about giving an oral report for boating school.
Sweet and Sour Squid title card.png
158a "Sweet and Sour Squid" July 20, 2011
Plankton attempts to strike up a friendship with Squidward in order to get the secret formula.
The Googly Artiste title card.png
158b "The Googly Artiste" July 21, 2011
Patrick's artwork is coveted by everyone in town after an art critic praises it.
A SquarePants Family Vacation title card.png
159 "A SquarePants Family Vacation" November 11, 2011
Patrick goes on vacation with SpongeBob's family to the Great Barrier Reef.
Patrick's Staycation title card.png
160a "Patrick's Staycation" November 8, 2011
SpongeBob comes up with a solution when Patrick cannot afford a vacation.
Walking the Plankton title card.png
160b "Walking the Plankton" November 7, 2011
Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob go on a free cruise, and Plankton follows them.
Mooncation title card.png
161a "Mooncation" November 10, 2011
Sandy takes SpongeBob to the moon for a vacation.
Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation title card.png
161b "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation" November 9, 2011
Mr. Krabs takes a vacation from work.
Ghoul Fools title card.png
162 "Ghoul Fools" October 21, 2011
SpongeBob and Patrick find a houseboat haunted by ghost pirates.
Mermaid Man Begins title card.png
163a "Mermaid Man Begins" September 23, 2011
SpongeBob and Patrick learn the story of their heroes' origins.
Plankton's Good Eye title card.png
163b "Plankton's Good Eye" September 23, 2011
Plankton acquires a second eye, which changes his personality and vision.
Barnacle Face title card.png
164a "Barnacle Face" September 16, 2011
SpongeBob attempts to remove a barnacle from Pearl's face.
Pet Sitter Pat title card.png
164b "Pet Sitter Pat" September 16, 2011
Patrick watches Gary while SpongeBob attends a birthday party for his grandmother.
House Sittin' for Sandy title card.png
165a "House Sittin' for Sandy" September 30, 2011
SpongeBob agrees to be Sandy's house sitter, but things go wrong when Patrick arrives.
Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom title card.png
165b "Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom" September 30, 2011
SpongeBob and Squidward try to sneak backstage at a concert after losing their passes.
Bubble Troubles title card.png
166a "Bubble Troubles" November 25, 2011
SpongeBob and Patrick search for oxygen for Sandy after they ruin her oxygen supply.
The Way of the Sponge title card.png
166b "The Way of the Sponge" November 25, 2011
SpongeBob works toward getting a karate belt.
The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom title card.png
167a "The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom" November 25, 2011
A Krabby Patty grows too large after Mr. Krabs adds Sandy's scientific ingredients to it.
Bubble Buddy Returns title card.png
167b "Bubble Buddy Returns" November 25, 2011
SpongeBob attempts to keep Bubble Buddy's son out of danger after he is put in charge of taking care of him.
Restraining SpongeBob title card.png
168a "Restraining SpongeBob" April 2, 2012
A fed-up Squidward resorts to legal action to keep SpongeBob away from him.
Fiasco! title card.png
168b "Fiasco!" April 5, 2012
Plankton mistakenly swipes a piece of art, instead of a Krabby Patty.
Are You Happy Now? title card.png
169a "Are You Happy Now?" March 31, 2012
Squidward can't recall his happiest memory, so SpongeBob "helps" him create one.
Planet of the Jellyfish title card.png
169b "Planet of the Jellyfish" March 31, 2012
SpongeBob and Sandy battle an evil jellyfish who has cloned other Bikini Bottomites.
Free Samples title card.png
170a "Free Samples" April 6, 2012
Mr. Krabs loses patrons because of Plankton, so he resorts to giving food away for free.
Home Sweet Rubble title card.png
170b "Home Sweet Rubble" April 4, 2012
SpongeBob gets his pals to help him fix up his pineapple home, which is in need of serious repairs.
Karen 2.0 title card.png
171a "Karen 2.0" April 13, 2012
When Plankton upgrades to Karen 2, the original Karen leaves and gets a job at the Krusty Krab.
InSPONGEiac title card.png
171b "InSPONGEiac" April 9, 2012
When SpongeBob can't get enough sleep, he asks for help from Patrick.
Face Freeze! title card.png
172a "Face Freeze!" July 21, 2012
SpongeBob's and Patrick's faces freeze after doing too many silly faces at each other.
Glove World R.I.P. title card.png
172b "Glove World R.I.P." April 3, 2012
SpongeBob and Patrick spend a final day at Glove World! before it shuts down forever.
Squiditis title card.png
173a "Squiditis" April 11, 2012
SpongeBob fears he has caught Squidward's illness.
Demolition Doofus title card.png
173b "Demolition Doofus" July 21, 2012
Mrs. Puff enters SpongeBob into the demolition derby, where his bad driving makes him a star.
Treats! title card.png
174a "Treats!" April 10, 2012
Gary is eager to indulge in some snail snacks SpongeBob brought home.
For Here or to Go title card.png
174b "For Here or to Go" April 12, 2012
Plankton wins a free Krabby Patty, but Mr. Krabs is determined not to let him have one.
It's a SpongeBob Christmas! title card.png
175 "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" November 23, 2012

(CBS premiere, w/o Patchy)

December 6, 2012 (Nick re-airing, w/Patchy)

3.63[28] (CBS)
4.61[29] (Nick)
Plankton turns everybody in Bikini Bottom naughty by feeding them his special Jerktonium fruitcakes all in an effort to get his Christmas wish.
Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go! title card.png
176a "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!" October 14, 2012
Plankton and Man Ray join forces and try to override the Krusty Krab.
Chum Fricassee title card.png
176b "Chum Fricassee" October 21, 2012
Squidward quits his job and starts working at the Chum Bucket, where his cooking makes him famous.
The Good Krabby Name title card.png
177a "The Good Krabby Name" September 3, 2012
Mr. Krabs wants to promote the Krusty Krab.
Move It or Lose It title card.png
177b "Move It or Lose It" October 21, 2012
Mr. Krabs and Plankton circulate petitions about the bulldozing of a Bikini Bottom restaurant.
Hello Bikini Bottom! title card.png
178 "Hello Bikini Bottom!" October 8, 2012
Mr. Krabs takes over as band manager for SpongeBob and Squidward.


  • This is the last season to be shot in the 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • This is the second season to end with a double-length episode. The first was season 6.


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110630053854/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/06/28/cable-top-25-bet-awards-true-blood-nascar-and-burn-notice-top-weekly-cable-viewing/96717/
  2. ^ https://www.animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/nickelodeon-nicktoons-ratings-thread.4985411/page-12
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110402045441/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/03/29/cable-top-25-jersey-shore-top-weekly-cable-viewing-2/87491
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110722141735/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/07/19/cable-top-25-japan-vs-usa-pawn-stars-the-closer-american-restoration-home-run-derby-top-weekly-cable-viewing/98333
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110610105118/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/06/07/cable-top-25-pawn-stars-spongebob-wwe-raw-top-weekly-cable-viewing/94864/
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110402045441/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/03/29/cable-top-25-jersey-shore-top-weekly-cable-viewing-2/87491
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111219092932/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/11/15/cable-top-25-bearseagles-monday-night-football-the-walking-dead-nebraskapenn-st-top-weekly-cable-viewing/110674
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111026184228/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/10/24/friday-cable-ratings-smackdown-ties-spongebob-plus-sanctuary-boss-house-of-payne-more/108154/
  9. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2011/09/27/fridays-cable-ratings-smackdown-keeps-crown-at-syfy-278412/cable_20110923/
  10. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2011/09/27/fridays-cable-ratings-smackdown-keeps-crown-at-syfy-278412/cable_20110923/
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110923160724/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/09/19/friday-cable-college-football-sponge-bob-smackdown-star-wars-clone-wars-haven-more/104147/
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110923160724/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/09/19/friday-cable-college-football-sponge-bob-smackdown-star-wars-clone-wars-haven-more/104147/
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111006152944/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/10/03/friday-cable-rain-shortened-yankeestigers-tops-night-haven-clone-wars-smackdown-much-more/105814/
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111006152944/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/10/03/friday-cable-rain-shortened-yankeestigers-tops-night-haven-clone-wars-smackdown-much-more/105814/
  15. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111203085851/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/11/29/friday-cable-ratings-gold-rush-for-better-or-worse-lead-night-smackdown-clone-wars-more/111869/
  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111203085851/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/11/29/friday-cable-ratings-gold-rush-for-better-or-worse-lead-night-smackdown-clone-wars-more/111869/
  17. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2011/11/29/fridays-cable-ratings-gold-rush-continues-demo-reign-for-discovery-683113/cable_20111125/
  18. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2011/11/29/fridays-cable-ratings-gold-rush-continues-demo-reign-for-discovery-683113/cable_20111125/
  19. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120408091402/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/04/03/cable-top-25-kids-choice-wwe-raw-how-to-rock-top-cable-viewership-for-week-ending-april-1-2012/127047/
  20. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120408091402/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/04/03/cable-top-25-kids-choice-wwe-raw-how-to-rock-top-cable-viewership-for-week-ending-april-1-2012/127047/
  21. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120411170146/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/04/09/friday-cable-ratings-wwe-smackdown-is-top-original-show-fairly-legal-in-plain-sight-say-yes-to-the-dressdiners-drive-in-dives-masters-more/128012
  22. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120420004332/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/04/16/friday-cable-ratings-storage-wars-on-top-friday-night-smackdown-ultimate-fighter-live-fairly-legal-in-plain-sight/129232/
  23. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120413020336/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/04/10/monday-cable-ratings-pawn-stars-wins-night-wwe-raw-basketball-wives-hardcore-history-secret-life-of-the-american-teen-la-las-full-court-life-more/128247/
  24. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/07/24/saturdays-cable-ratings-lifetimes-an-officer-and-a-murderer-tops-originals-in-18-49-753011/cable_20120721/
  25. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120407222102/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/04/04/tuesday-cable-ratings-tosh-0-wins-night-again-dance-moms-in-second-place-hardcore-pawn-justifiedstorage-wars-texasreal-housewives/127438/
  26. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/07/24/saturdays-cable-ratings-lifetimes-an-officer-and-a-murderer-tops-originals-in-18-49-753011/cable_20120721/
  27. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120417215959/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/04/13/thursday-cable-ratingsswamp-people-wins-night-punkd-sold-sweet-genius-pauly-d-project-chopped-more/128947/
  28. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/11/24/fridays-broadcast-ratings-abc-leads-holiday-pack-with-originals-60414/broadcast_20121123/
  29. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/12/07/thursdays-cable-ratings-nfl-network-tops-charts-with-broncos-raiders-167410/cable_20121206/
  30. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/10/16/sundays-cable-ratings-amcs-the-walking-dead-mauls-the-competition-134414/cable_20121014/
  31. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/10/23/sundays-cable-ratings-the-walking-dead-once-again-devours-the-competition-734015/cable_20121021/
  32. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120908072043/http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/09/05/monday-cable-ratings-love-and-hip-hop-atlanta-wins-night-t-i-and-tiny-switched-at-birth-wwe-raw-major-crimes-perception-more/147334/
  33. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/10/23/sundays-cable-ratings-the-walking-dead-once-again-devours-the-competition-734015/cable_20121021/
  34. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2012/10/09/mondays-cable-ratings-espn-remains-untouchable-with-monday-night-football-369515/cable_20121008/