The SpongeBob Code Catcher Challenge was a week-long event where you scan QR codes that appear during SpongeBob SquarePants episodes to answer questions related to the episodes. 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

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  • Only episodes from seasons 10, 11, and 12 aired in the July week.
  • In the Hallowscream Edition, if you scan the codes, you will get a digital card. They are a reference on Pokémon Cards.


SpongeBob Code-Catcher Challenge

HalloScream Edition

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Nickmas Edition

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