Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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If you were looking for the article about the event, then see SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip (event).
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SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip is a SpongeBob SquarePants DVD that was released on September 20, 2011. It contains two episodes from season 7 and five episodes from season 8.


159 - "A SquarePants Family Vacation"
160a - "Patrick's Staycation"
160b - "Walking the Plankton"
161a - "Mooncation"
161b - "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation"
List of home videos

Bonus episodes

147a - "Hide and Then What Happens?"
147b - "Shellback Shenanigans"
List of home videos


Currently retired critic Josh Rode of the DVD Verdict called the episodes featured on the disc, as well as the recent SpongeBob seasons "lacking the charm and naiveté that made the show so eminently watchable," while praising the presentation of this DVD release.[2]



  • The art style for the cover is more identical to the old promotional art style than the heavily shaded modern art style.
  • Just like the Legends of Bikini Bottom DVD, this DVD does not list the episode titles on the back of the cover.
  • This is the first DVD to include season 8 episodes.
  • This is the last single-disc DVD to include season 7 episodes.
  • This DVD is known as "SpongeBob SquarePants Runaway Roadtrip" in Australia.
  • All of the episodes on this DVD are also on the On the Road DVD.
  • This DVD includes previews of other Nickelodeon DVDs. These include older SpongeBob DVDs, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever DVD, the Monkey Quest trailer, and the SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip trailer.
  • Even though it is related to the episodes featured, the short "Sandy's Vacation in Ruins" is not on this DVD.
  • This DVD was released before the SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip event premiered on TV, including all of the episodes that aired during the event.

Alternate covers

DVD menu


  1. ^ スポンジ・ボブDVD情報サイト | DVD情報 (in Japanese). Paramount Japan. Retrieved on 2019-07-15.
  2. ^ Rode, Josh (2011-09-25). Review - Spongebob's Runaway Roadtrip. DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved on 2019-07-15.