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The Complete 1st Season is a SpongeBob SquarePants DVD box set that was released on October 28, 2003. It contains every episode from season 1, except "Help Wanted."


Disc 1

1b - "Reef Blower"
1c - "Tea at the Treedome"
2a - "Bubblestand"
2b - "Ripped Pants"
3a - "Jellyfishing"
3b - "Plankton!"
4a - "Naughty Nautical Neighbors"
4b - "Boating School"
5a - "Pizza Delivery"
5b - "Home Sweet Pineapple"
6a - "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
6b - "Pickles"
7a - "Hall Monitor"
7b - "Jellyfish Jam"
8a - "Sandy's Rocket"
8b - "Squeaky Boots"
List of home videos

Disc 2

9a - "Nature Pants"
9b - "Opposite Day"
10a - "Culture Shock"
10b - "F.U.N."
11a - "MuscleBob BuffPants"
11b - "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost"
12a - "The Chaperone"
12b - "Employee of the Month"
13a - "Scaredy Pants"
13b - "I Was a Teenage Gary"
14a - "SB-129"
14b - "Karate Choppers"
15a - "Sleepy Time"
15b - "Suds"
16a - "Valentine's Day"
16b - "The Paper"
List of home videos

Disc 3

17a - "Arrgh!"
17b - "Rock Bottom"
18a - "Texas"
18b - "Walking Small"
19a - "Fools in April"
19b - "Neptune's Spatula"
20a - "Hooky"
20b - "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II"
List of home videos

Special features


Audio commentaries

- "Plankton! (audio commentary)"
- "Karate Choppers (audio commentary)"
List of home videos

Music videos



  • Jason Bovberg of DVDTalk.com, said in a review that "whether you should purchase this set depends on what level of fan you are and how many of the 'theme' sets you've already purchased." He praised the extras and the video quality, although he noticed the lack of new home video releases of episodes in the set (at the time of its release, only 15 out of the 40 episodes in the set had never been on home video in North America). He also criticized the lack of the pilot episode "Help Wanted," describing the set as "annoying" for missing it.[1]
  • Bill Treadway of the DVD Verdict, praised the video and audio quality on the set, comparing it to other "television shows get lackluster treatment on DVD,: saying that "there is much to enjoy, even in the lackluster episodes." However, he also slightly criticized the absence of the pilot.[2]




  • On the back of disc 1, the apostrophe in "Sandy's Rocket" is placed too far to the right, just above the "S."
  • In the Disc 2 episode description of "I Was a Teenage Gary," there is a part that reads, "Gary medicine," instead of "Gary's medicine."
  • In the Disc 3 episode description of "Neptune's Spatula," there is a part that reads "Worlds Greatest Fry Cook," instead of "World's Greatest Fry Cook," also missing an apostrophe.

An image from "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" instead of "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II."

Bill Faberbakke.

  • In the closing credits for "Reef Blower" and "Tea at the Treedome," Bill Fagerbakke's name is misspelled as "Bill Faberbakke."
  • Despite of the DVD's artwork and menu featuring the characters including Sandy with her tail sticking out of her suit, Sandy's tail was not shown while her suit was on in all episodes of this season until "Wormy" in season 2.


Disc covers

Alternate covers

Disc menus



SpongeBob The Complete 1st Season DVD Box Set Commercial


  1. ^ Bovberg, Jason (2003-10-26). SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season. DVD Talk. Retrieved on 2019-07-15.
  2. ^ Treadway, Bill (2003-11-10). Review - SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season. DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved on 2019-07-15.
  3. ^ http://cartoonician.com/the-oral-history-of-spongebob-squarepants/