Appearances

SpongeBob SquarePants is the title character of the series of the same name. He (or some version of him) has appeared in every episode of the series, giving him the most appearances out of any character. However, he does not make an in-person appearance in the special "Patchy's Playlist" and only appears in archive footage from past episodes. The main universe SpongeBob was also technically absent in "The Algae's Always Greener," where his alternate universe counterpart appeared instead.

Although SpongeBob appears in every full-length episode of the series, he does not appear in several shorts. These include the "What If SpongeBob Was Gone?" shorts, "Friend or Foe" shorts, "Ask Patrick Anything," the Merry Nickmas shorts "Patrick the Snowman," "Plankton's Holiday Hits," "A Chuckie Finster Christmas, Channukah, Kwaanza, Winter Solstice" and the SpongeBob Gold short "Krabby Patty IRL."

Episodes in which more than one SpongeBob appear include "The Chaperone," "Sleepy Time," "Your Shoe's Untied," "Pressure," "Jellyfish Hunter" "Doing Time," "Krusty Krab Training Video," "Squilliam Returns," "The Sponge Who Could Fly," "Spy Buddies," "Overbooked," "Back to the Past," "SpongeBob You're Fired," "CopyBob DittoPants,""Boss for a Day," and "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

His only non-speaking appearances to date are "Reef Blower", "Whale Watching" and "Lockdown for Love."

Appearances = List of episodes

Episodes in which SpongeBob does not play a major role

Image # Episode Role in episode
Season 1
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14a
"SB-129" (trga) Minor; He asks Squidward to go jellyfishing.
Season 2
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35b
"Band Geeks" (trga) Supporting; He is a student in Squidward's class.
Season 3
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41a
"The Algae's Always Greener" (trga) Supporting (alternate universe counterpart only)
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54
"Ugh" (trga) 2 cameos
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58b
"Plankton's Army" (trga) Minor; Mr. Krabs reported him about Plankton.
Season 4
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67a
"Enemy In-Law" (trga) Supporting; He is the waiter at Plankton and Mama Krabs' date.
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73a
"New Leaf" (trga) Minor; He 'peels' his eyes off.
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78b
"Best Frenemies" (trga) Supporting; He enjoys the Kelp Shakes.
Season 5
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81
"Friend or Foe" (trga) Supporting; He wanted to know why Krabs and Plankton hated each other.
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83a
"Rise and Shine" (trga) Minor; He wondered what Patrick's morning is like.
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90b
"The Donut of Shame" (trga) Supporting; He gives Patrick a good donut.
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91a
"Goo Goo Gas" (trga) Supporting; Plankton turns him into an old man and a baby.
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93b
"Pat No Pay" (trga) Supporting; He makes Patrick many Krabby Patties.
Season 6
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108b
"Plankton's Regular" (trga) Supporting; He makes Nat like Krabby Patties.
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118b
"Komputer Overload" (trga) Supporting; Plankton tries to make SpongeBob tell Mr. Krabs about robots he built.
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122a
"Chum Bucket Supreme" (trga) Supporting; He, along with Krabs, tries to steal Plankton's formula.
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125b
"Chum Caverns" (trga) Supporting; He enjoys Chum Caverns.
Season 7
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128a
"Growth Spout" (trga) Supporting; Mr. Krabs steals from from his home for Pearl.
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135b
"The Bad Guy Club for Villains" (trga) Supporting; He watches the show with Patrick.
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137a
"One Coarse Meal" (trga) Supporting; He tries to defend Plankton.
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139b
"The Cent of Money" (trga) Supporting; Mr. Krabs makes him do multiple tasks.
Season 8
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158a
"Sweet and Sour Squid" (trga) Supporting; He plays "Doorslam" with Squidward and Plankton.
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158b
"The Googly Artiste" (trga) Supporting; He makes crafts.
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168b
"Fiasco!" (trga) Supporting; He puts on his thinking cap.
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171a
"Karen 2.0" (trga) Supporting; He makes Karen feel comfortable at the Krusty Krab.
Season 9
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184a
"Jailbreak!" (trga) Supporting; He tries protecting the Krusty Krab.
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186b
"Plankton's Pet" (trga) Supporting; He helps Plankton look for a pet.
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191a
"Squid Plus One" (trga) Supporting; He wants Squidward to play with him.
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191b
"The Executive Treatment" (trga) Minor; He gives Patrick an executive sandwich.
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196b
"Married to Money" (trga) Minor; He sets up Krabs and Cashina's party.
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197a
"Mall Girl Pearl" (trga) 3 cameos; He's at the mall with Squidward and later gives Beatrice's hand back.
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203a
"Pineapple Invasion" (trga) Supporting; He tells Gary to protect the secret formula.
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203b
"Salsa Imbecilicus" (trga) Supporting; He acts stupid and then later graduates college.
Season 10
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211a
"Plankton Retires" (trga) Supporting; He watches what Plankton is up to.
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214a
"Patrick's Coupon" (trga) Minor; Patrick wants to buy him some ice cream.
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215a
"Feral Friends" (trga) Supporting; He celebrates Sandy's party.
Season 11
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221a
"No Pictures Please" (trga) Minor; He is greeted by Rube.
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224a
"Squid Noir" (trga) Supporting; He helps Squidward look for his clarinet.
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231b
"Ink Lemonade" (trga) Supporting; He gives Patrick a better ingredient.
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233a
"Whale Watching" (trga) 2 cameos (no lines)
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234a
"Patnocchio" (trga) Minor; He high fives Patrick.
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236b
"Surf N' Turf" (trga) Supporting; He makes Krabs and Sandy best friends.
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240b
"Girls' Night Out" (trga) Supporting; He tells Mrs. Puff to tell her she said hi and later becomes Gal Pals' prank target.
Season 12
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242b
"Gary & Spot" (trga) Minor; He sleeps with Gary.
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245b
"King Plankton" (trga) Supporting; He tells Karen to watch his sea chimp aquarium.
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247a
"Swamp Mates" (trga) Minor; He tells the story of Bubble Bass.
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248a
"The Krusty Bucket" (trga) Minor; He is happy for PlanKrab.
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250b
"Karen's Baby" (trga) Minor; He brings a gift for Chip.
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251a
"Shell Games" (trga) Cameo; He gives Patrick his to go order.
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251b
"Senior Discount" (trga) Supporting; He cares for Old Man Jenkins.
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258b
"The Goofy Newbie" (trga) Supporting; He assists Patrick with making ice-cream.
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259a
"The Ghost of Plankton" (trga) Minor; He cries for Plankton's death.
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260b
"Pat Hearts Squid" (trga) Minor; He cheers for Patrick and plays in the mud with him.
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262a
"A Cabin in the Kelp" (trga) Supporting; Pearl planned to use him to scare other Gal Pals.
Season 13
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268a
"A Place for Pets" (trga) Supporting; He is seen working at the Krusty Krab, then, along with the Health Inspector, Eugene H. Krabs and the Customers, he sings "Pets are People too."
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268b
"Lockdown for Love" (trga) Cameo (no lines); he jogs at night and is only heard panting and breathing.
Specials
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891
"Patchy's Playlist" (trga) Appears only in archive footage from past episodes.
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892
"SpongeBob Appreciation Day: Patchy's Beach Bash!" (trga) Appears only in archive footage from past episodes.
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