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The SpongeBob Code Catcher Challenge was an event where QR codes appear during SpongeBob SquarePants episodes. These QR codes can be scanned to answer questions about the episode. This is done by using the Nick Play App. The SpongeBob SquarePants episodes aired from 1:00-2:00pm EDT and from 4:00-5:00pm EDT. A Halloween version of the event, the SpongeBob Code-Collector HallowScream Edition, aired for 13 days in late October from 4:00-5:00pm EDT. A Christmas version of the event, the SpongeBob Code-Collector Nickmas Edition which airs holiday episodes of the show 1:00-2:00pm EDT, and 4:00pm-5:00pm including holiday TV movies, holiday special episodes from other Nicktoons such as The Loud House and The Casagrandes, and live-action shows such as Danger Force and All That!

An NFL version of the event called the Nick Play Code-Collector aired for 3 days on early January for reruns of SpongeBob and The Loud House for promoting the National League's Football Wild Card Game.


SpongeBob Code-Catcher Challenge

July 6, 2020

Time Episode
1:00pm/4:00pm "Escape from Beneath Glove World"
1:30pm/4:30pm "Krusty Kleaners"
1:45pm/4:45pm "Burst Your Bubble"

July 7, 2020

Time Episode
1:00pm/4:00pm "Mind the Gap"
1:15pm/4:15pm "No Pictures Please"
1:30pm/4:30pm "Lost and Found"
1:45pm/4:45pm "The Nitwitting"

July 8, 2020

Time Episode
1:00pm/4:00pm "A Cabin in the Kelp"
1:15pm/4:15pm "Krusty Katering"
1:30pm/4:30pm "Who R Zoo?"
1:45pm/4:45pm "Feral Friends"

July 9, 2020

Time Episode
1:00pm/4:00pm "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"

SpongeBob Code-Collector HallowScream Edition

October 19, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Texas"/"Walking Small"
4:30pm "Scaredy Pants"/"I Was a Teenage Gary"

October 20, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom"
4:30pm "Mimic Madness"/"House Worming"

October 21, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Welcome to the Chum Bucket"/"Frankendoodle"
4:30pm "SpongeBob in RandomLand"/"SpongeBob's Bad Habit"

October 22, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Chatterbox Gary"
4:15pm "Gary's New Toy"
4:30pm "The Great Snail Race"
4:45pm "Dumped"

October 23, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Pizza Delivery"/"Home Sweet Pineapple"
4:30pm "A Cabin in the Kelp"/"The Hankering"

October 24, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Escape from Beneath Glove World"
4:30pm "SB-129"/"Karate Choppers"

October 25, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Ugh"
4:30pm "Fun-Sized Friends"/"Grandmum's the Word"

October 26, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Idiot Box"
4:15pm "Krusty Krab Training Video"
4:30pm "Call the Cops"/"Surf N' Turf"

October 27, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?"
4:30pm "Little Yellow Book"/"Bumper to Bumper"

October 28, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Scaredy Pants"/"I Was a Teenage Gary"
4:30pm "Jellyfishing"/"Plankton!"

October 29, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Dying for Pie"/"Imitation Krabs"
4:30pm "The Chaperone"/"Employee of the Month"

October 30, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Mimic Madness"/"House Worming"
4:30pm "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom"

October 31, 2020

Time Episode
4:00pm "Texas"/"Walking Small"
4:30pm "Boss for a Day"/"The Goofy Newbie"

SpongeBob Code-Collector Nickmas Edition

December 21, 2020

Time Episode
1:00pm "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)
1:30pm "Goons on the Moon" (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)
2:00pm "Christmas Who?" (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)
4:00pm-5:00pm Tiny Christmas (TV MOVIE)

December 22, 2020

Time Episode
1:00pm "11 Louds a Leapin'" (THE LOUD HOUSE)
1:30pm "Seasons Greeting"/A Flipmas Carol (THE LOUD HOUSE)
2:00pm "A Very Casagrandes Christmas" (THE CASAGRANDES)
4:00pm-4:30pm Santa Goes Down (DANGER FORCE)
5:00pm Episode 1134 - Pentatonix (ALL THAT!)

December 23, 2020

Time Episode
1:00pm "Christmas Who?" (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)
1:30pm "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)
2:00pm "11 Louds a Leapin'" (THE LOUD HOUSE)
4:00pm-5:00pm Tiny Christmas (TV MOVIE)

December 24, 2020

Time Episode
1:00pm "Goons on the Moon" (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)
1:30pm "Christmas Who?" (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)
2:00pm "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)
4:00pm "Season's Greetings"/"A Flipmas Carol" (THE LOUD HOUSE)
4:30pm A Very Casagrandes Christmas (THE CASAGRANDES)
5:00pm "Snow Way Out"/"Snow Way Down" (THE LOUD HOUSE)

NFL Nick Play Code-Collector

January 8, 2021

Time Episode
1:00pm Hall Monitor / Jellyfish Jam
1:30pm Roller Cowards / Bucket Sweet Bucket
2:00pm One Coarse Meal / Gary in Love
2:30pm Shuffleboarding / Professor Squidward
3:00pm Valentine's Day / The Paper
3:30pm The Krusty Sponge / Sing a Song of Patrick
4:00pm SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout
5:00pm The Loud House (A Star Is Scorned / Senior Moment)
5:30pm The Loud House (Exchange of Heart / Community Disservice)
6:00pm The Loud House (Ghosted!)
6:30pm The Loud House (Strife of the Party / Kernel of Truth)

January 9, 2021

Time Episode
9:00am Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go! / Chum Fricassee
9:30am Big Sister Sam / Perfect Chemistry
10:00am SpongeBob LongPants / Larry's Gym
10:30am Barnacle Face / Pet Sitter Pat
11:00am Truth or Square
12:00pm Kenny the Cat / Yeti Krabs
12:30pm Sanctuary! / What's Eating Patrick?
1:00pm Escape from Beneath Glove World
1:30pm Patnocchio / ChefBob
2:00pm License to Milkshake / Squid Baby
2:30pm Handemonium / Breakin'
3:00pm Spin the Bottle / There's a Sponge in My Soup
3:30pm Whirly Brains / Mermaid Pants
4:00pm The Loud House (Fandom Pains / Rita Her Rights)
4:30pm The Loud House (The Boss Maybe / Family Bonding)
5:00pm The Loud House (Present Tense / Any Given Sundae)
5:30pm The Loud House (A Grave Mistake / Leader of the Rack)

January 10, 2021

Time Episode
9:00am Sanitation Insanity / Bunny Hunt
9:30am The Inmates of Summer / To Save a Squirrel
10:00am Have You Seen This Snail?
10:30am Boss for a Day / The Goofy Newbie
11:00am Atlantis SquarePantis
12:00pm Hello Bikini Bottom!
12:30pm Goodbye, Krabby Patty?
1:00pm Krusty Koncessionaires / Dream Hoppers
1:30pm A Place for Pets / Lockdown for Love
2:00pm Pressure
2:20pm Karate Choppers
2:30pm MuscleBob BuffPants
2:50pm Jellyfishing
3:00pm Band Geeks
3:20pm Karate Island
3:30pm Sportz?
3:50pm Extreme Spots
4:00pm The SpongeBob SportsPants Countdown Special (NEW)


  • Only episodes from seasons 10, 11, and 12 aired in the July week.
  • Starting with the Hallowscream Edition, when the codes are scanned, a ditigal card is earned, which are similar to Pokémon Cards.
  • The rerun of the All That reboot on December 22, 2020 during the Nickmas edition of the event marks the last time the All That reboot has aired on the main Nickelodeon channel.


SpongeBob Code-Catcher Challenge

HallowScream Edition

Nickmas Edition

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