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The SpongeBob Z-A Countdown was a marathon event that led up to the premiere of the TV special "Atlantis SquarePantis." In the weeks before the premiere of the episode, the fans voted online for their favorite episodes. The world premiere of the marathon started on November 12, 2007 at 9:00am EST. Each episode corresponded to a letter of the alphabet going in reverse order. It started with Z, for Plan Z in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

It ended with A, for "Atlantis SquarePantis." Additionally, a countdown clock would appear on the bottom right corner of the screen, displaying the amount of time left until the premiere of "Atlantis SquarePantis."

During the marathon at 5:00pm EST, Patchy the Pirate started to host the remainder of the marathon from the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. One hour later, Patchy went underwater for his underwater talk show.

After the H episode aired, Patchy the Pirate went through the top 3 reasons to go to Atlantis:

  1. You never get lost in a lost city.
  2. All you can eat seafood buffet.
  3. No traffic.

Z to A list

Letter Winner About Second Place Candidates[1] Third Place Candidates Time (EST)
Z The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie


Plan Z None none 9:00 am – 10:45 am
Y "Your Shoe's Untied" Your untied Shoe Shanghaied


"Mrs. Puff, You're Fired"


10:45 am – 11:00 am
X "Arrgh!"


X marks the spot "Prehibernation Week"


"Sandy's Rocket"


11:00 am – 11:15 am
W "Have You Seen This Snail?"


Where's Gary? "Wishing You Well" "Walking Small" 11:15 am – 11:45 am
V "Valentine's Day" Valentine's Day "Squidtastic Voyage"


"Bummer Vacation,"[10] 11:45 am – 12:00 pm
U "F.U.N."


U is for "You and Me." "Artist Unknown"


"Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost"


12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
T "To Love a Patty" Sponge And Patty "Tea at the Treedome" none 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
"Texas" Texas. "Tea at the Treedome" none 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
S "Ugh"


SpongeBob B.C. "Sailor Mouth" "Squid on Strike" 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
R "Rock Bottom" Rock Bottom (city) The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie


"Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Q "Krusty Towers"
"Can You Spare a Dime?"


Quitting "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V"




1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
P "Party Pooper Pants"


House Party "The Pink Purloiner" "Plankton!" 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
O "The Original Fry Cook"
"Opposite Day"
Jim, Opposite Day "One Krabs Trash" none 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
N "Nasty Patty" The Nasty Patty "Naughty Nautical Neighbors" "Nature Pants" 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
M The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie


The Movie "MuscleBob BuffPants" "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
L "Life of Crime" Locked up forever "Dunces and Dragons"


*The Lost Mattress" 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
K "Krusty Krab Training Video" Training "Karate Island" "Krab Borg" 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
J "Jellyfish Hunter" Jellyfish technique "Jellyfishing" "Jellyfish Jam" 5:15 pm – 5:30 pm
I "I Was a Teenage Gary" Garies "Imitation Krabs" "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
H "Hooky" Hooks "Help Wanted" "Hall Monitor" 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
G "The Gift of Gum" Gum "Grandma's Kisses" "Graveyard Shift" 6:15 pm – 6:30 pm
F "Friend or Foe" Plankton, Mr. Krabs "Fools in April" "Frankendoodle" 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
E "Employee of the Month" Employee "Enemy In-Law" "Chimps Ahoy"


7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
D "Dying for Pie" $25 Bomb Pie "Doing Time" "Dumped" 7:15 pm – 7:30 pm
C "Chocolate with Nuts" Chocolate "Culture Shock" "The Chaperone" 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
B "Band Geeks" Base Episode "Bubble Buddy" "Bossy Boots" 7:45 pm – 8:00 pm
A "Atlantis SquarePantis"(NEW) Atlantis "The Algae's Always Greener" "All That Glitters" 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm




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  1. ^ Turbo Nick
  2. ^ Z corresponds to Plankton's Evil Plan Z for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  3. ^ Y is for "You Wish" in "Shanghaied."
  4. ^ Y is for "You're" in "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired"
  5. ^ X is for X marks the spot in "Arrgh!"
  6. ^ X is for X-treme sports in "Prehibernation Week"
  7. ^ X is for Xtraterrestial in "Sandy's Rocket"
  8. ^ W is for "Where's Gary," the alternative name for "Have You Seen This Snail?"
  9. ^ V is for "Voyage" in "Squidtastic Voyage."
  10. ^ V is for "Vacation" in "Bummer Vacation"
  11. ^ U is for the "U" in "F.U.N."
  12. ^ U is for "Unknown" in "Artist Unknown"
  13. ^ U is for "Unfriendly" in "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost."
  14. ^ S is for "SpongeBob B.C.," the alternative title of "Ugh."
  15. ^ According to Turbo Nick, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is put under the "R" category because "This Movie is rated R." Even though the movie is rated PG, no other explanation is given for this. It might be a reference to Squidward's joke in "Krab Borg," "Why couldn't the 11-year-old see the pirate movie? It was rated ARRRRR (R)!
  16. ^ Q is for "Quitting" for "Krusty Towers."
  17. ^ Q corresponds to "Quickster" as seen in Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V.
  18. ^ Q corresponds to "Quality Control" in "Pickles."
  19. ^ TurboNick displays "House Party" instead of "Party Pooper Pants."
  20. ^ M is for "Movie" in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
  21. ^ L is for "Lost in Time," an alternative name for "Dunces and Dragons."
  22. ^ E is for "Experiments" for "Chimps Ahoy."
Atlantis SquarePantis (VE)

Characters:Lord Royal HighnessAtlantean citizensCaptain of the Sea Ship AtlantisAtlantean RobotsRobot touristsRed AtlanteanNandoAggressive Case of the SnifflesOrange guardBubble SpongeBobVultureDave (cave)GermsNorblock FiveMagenta thugGreen jellyfishGhost jellyfishBlack jellyfishMagma jellyfishDiamond JellyfishSteel JellyfishRoyal Guard Commander

Locations:AtlantisMuseum of AtlantisMuJellyfish FieldsEncinoGasMusic StationNickelodeon Animation StudioBikini Bottom MuseumBikini BottomKelp ForestThe Bubble RoomThe Science Room

Objects:Plankton's tankAtlantean amuletSea Ship AtlantisOldest living bubbleGolden spatulaHooksBubble Collector 2000Frampton Comes AliveSquidward tikiCanned BreadAnchor ArmsJellyfish netSquidward's clarinet

Songs: The Bubble SongFueling the BusMr. Krabs' songSandy's songSquidward's songPlankton's songGoodbye, AtlantisBack in Encino

Shorts: Are We There Yet?Beware Flying JellyfishDocumenting Our Road Trip

Miscellaneous: DVDBookVideo gameMobile gameOnline gameSpongeBob's Director's CommentaryMy Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis SquareOffInside the SpongeBob Animation StudiosBehind the PantisOn the Road AgainFrom the Beginning, Pt.2The Best 200 Episodes EverSpongeBob SquarePants Specials Collection, Vol. 1The First 100 EpisodesThe Complete Fifth SeasonSeason 5 Volume 2Blitz GamesAltronSpongeBob Z-A CountdownSwapBob SpareFaceHappiness to Go!Best Bikini Bottom Stories Ever!The SpongeBob Super Square Collection

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