Bryan Pope of the DVD Verdict, praised the video and audio quality on the set, as well as the episodes themselves, calling the season "the best one of the Nickelodeon mainstay." However, he questioned the inclusion of the pilot episode of the show in this set "now instead of in its natural spot with the first season."
The reason that the episode "Help Wanted" appears on the Season 3 DVD box set despite it being a Season 1 episode is because during the production of the Season 1 DVD box set, they had copyright issues over the song "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight," which is featured in the episode, so they excluded it from the Season 1 DVD and promised to include it in a future DVD release.
This is the first time the disc cases are thin on a season DVD set.
This is the first SpongeBob season DVD box-set to show more than one character on the front cover.
For some reason, on disc 3, the theme song is a separate chapter instead of it being paired with the first episode on the disc in one chapter.
In the episode description for "Club SpongeBob," it reads, "SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward find themselves lost in the middle of nowhere, with only a magic conch to guide them." However, they are actually in the Kelp Forest.