Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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The Pilot a Mini-Movie and the Square Shorts is a SpongeBob SquarePants DVD that was released on January 6, 2015 and contains the first two episodes from season 1, "Truth or Square," and 42 shorts.


1a - "Help Wanted" (full screen format)
1b - "Reef Blower" (full screen format)
123-124 - "Truth or Square" (widescreen format) (51 minute version)
List of home videos


NOTE: These shorts are listed on how they are spelled on the episode selection screens. Some shorts may contain alternate titles.

- "And Krabs Saves the Day"
- "Anything for Baby"
- "Are We There Yet?"
- "Balloons"
- "Crossing the Street" (listed as "Crossing the Road")
- "Beware Flying Jellyfish" (listed as "Crusty Eyes")
- "Flowers for Sandy"
- "Loop dee Loop" (listed as "Going for a Ride")
- "GumShoe SquarePants" (listed as "Gumshoe Squarepants")
- "Tips for Jellyfish Fields" (listed as "Jellyfish Fields PSA")
- "Plankton Pays" (listed as "Jellyfish Trauma Center")
- "Jellyfishing Safety Tips"
- "Juice Man" (listed as "Juiceman")
- "What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Mr. Krabs)" (listed as "Krabs Cooks")
- "Lessons Learned"
- "Me Money"
- "What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Sandy)" (listed as "New Sparring Buddy")
- "What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Patrick)" (listed as "Pat Goes Jellyfishing")
- "Pie"
- "Saloon Door Sorrows"
- "Remodeling" (listed as "Sand Castle - Swim Lessons")
- "Documenting Our Road Trip" (listed as "Sandy's Camera")
- "Sandy's Vacation in Ruins"
- "Sea Horse Riding Made Easy"
- "Separation Anxiety"
- "What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Gary)" (listed as "Snailhouse Chockablock")
- "SpongeBoard"
- "SpongeBob's Legendary Dance Party"
- "SpongeGod"
- "SpongeLock Holmes and Dr. Patson" (listed as "Spongelock Holmes")
- "Spurskate"
- "Surfing Dreams" (listed as "Surfing Dreams!")
- "Can't Swim" (listed as "Swim Lessons")
- "Moldy Sponge" (listed as "The Creature Frumunda The Sink")
- "The Legend of SpongeBob"
- "The Outfit"
- "The Story of King Neptune"
- "Things to Do When Encountering a Legendary Creature" (listed as "Things To Do When Encountering A Legendary Creature")
- "Time Machine"
- "Yokel to Tough Guy" (listed as "Tips On Looking Tough in The Wild West")
- "Traffic"
- "What if the Mystery Ended This Way...?"
List of home videos


Joe Corey of InsidePulse gave in a review of this collection and Triple Pack 3, an overall rating of 4, saying "it’s good to celebrate SpongeBob with these two releases that covers so much of his career."[1]



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  • The DVD starts with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD preview and then it shows a picture advertising other SpongeBob DVDs, which are The First 100 Episodes, SpongeBob and Friends: Patrick SquarePants, and the first eight season sets.
  • "Sandy's Vacation in Ruins" is the longest short on the whole DVD. It has a running time of 5 minutes.
  • The 51 minute version of "Truth or Square" is shown instead of the extended version found on the SpongeBob's Truth or Square DVD.
  • This DVD has the highest amount of chapters on one disc, with a total of 43.
  • "Truth or Square" is the only regular widescreen episode on this DVD, as well as the only part of the disc to be in true 16:9 widescreen.
    • This makes this DVD the second SpongeBob SquarePants DVD to have a widescreen episode presented in true 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, the first being the It's a SpongeBob Christmas! DVD.
  • Patrick wearing an ice cream cone on page 2 of the episode selection is a reference to "Hall Monitor," where Patrick wears an ice-cream cone as his "uniform."
    • Although, "Hall Monitor" is not on this DVD.
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  • The image of Gary's Easter egg shell on page 2 of the episode selection would later be used in advertisements for Gary-A-Thon on April 11, 2020.
  • Some of the shorts on this DVD were added on the SpongeShorts digital DVD released one year later on April 18, 2016.
  • All of the shorts on this DVD were released between 2006 and 2011.


  • Some shorts' endings are cut off by a second for unknown reasons.
  • On the episode selection screen, the short "Gumshoe SquarePants" is listed as "Gumshoe Squarepants."
  • On the episode selection screen, the short "Juice Man" is listed as "Juiceman."
  • On the episode selection screen, the short "SpongeLock Holmes" is listed as "Spongelock Holmes."
  • On the episode selection screen, the short "Things to Do When Encountering a Legendary Creature" is listed as "Things To Do When Encountering A Legendary Creature."
  • On the episode selection screen, the short "Surfing Dreams" is listed as "Surfing Dreams!," adding an exclamation point at the end.
  • The "Widescreen Format" specification for "Truth or Square" is not listed on the backside.

DVD menu



SpongeBob- A Pilot, Mini-Movie, and the Square-Shorts - DVD Menu Walkthrough