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Tide and Seek is a SpongeBob SquarePants DVD that was released on July 29, 2003 and consists of two episodes from season 1, six episodes from season 2, and two episodes from season 3.


Laugh Your Pants Off

31a - "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III"
23a - "Big Pink Loser"
9b - "Opposite Day"
31b - "Squirrel Jokes"
49b - "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve"
List of home videos


29b - "Dumped"
22b - "Bossy Boots"
43b - "The Bully"
15a - "Sleepy Time"
26b - "Squidville" (listed as "Squidsville")
List of home videos

Special features

Audio commentaries

- "Sleepy Time (audio commentary)"
- "Dumped (audio commentary)"
List of home videos


- "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III (storyboard)"
List of home videos




  • SpongeBob's face was redesigned for some of the re-release versions of the cover.
  • The back cover of this DVD contains pictures from these episodes:
  • This DVD contains previews for various shows. These include older SpongeBob DVDs and VHS tapes, The Wild Thornberrys Movie, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius DVDs and VHS tapes, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and Tak and the Power of Juju.
  • The "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" storyboards can also be found on The Complete 2nd/Second Season DVD.
  • The majority of episodes on this DVD are season 2 episodes, perhaps compensating for the lack of season 2 episodes on the Tales from the Deep DVD.
  • This is the first SpongeBob DVD release for three things:
    • The first DVD to be rated G in Canada.
    • The first DVD to have the Paramount DVD logo opening with a menu option.
    • The first DVD to feature Squidward on the front cover.
  • This is also the last SpongeBob DVD release for three things:
    • The last DVD to have the orange wavy line and oval Nickelodeon logo on the cover.
    • The last DVD until Where's Gary? to use a font other than impact.
    • The last DVD to have episodes from two separate VHS releases. All future releases would be released both on VHS and DVD and starting with "Karate Island," there would be no more VHS counterparts since that format was discontinued in 2006.
  • The picture of Squidward on the cover is also on the logo for the Persian SpongeBob dub.
  • At some point in 2007, this DVD, Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies, and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie were released together in a bundle called Sponge Crazy.
  • This DVD was released 3 days before the premiere of My Life as a Teenage Robot on Nickelodeon.
  • The previews from this DVD are the same previews as those from the All Grown Up: Growing Up Changes Everything, NickToons Halloween, and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Sea of Trouble 2003 DVD.

Cultural references

  • The title of this DVD is a pun on the children's game hide-and-seek.


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Patrick's leg is missing

Alternate covers

DVD Menus

Print advertisement




SpongeBob Squarepants- Tide and Seek - DVD Menu Walkthrough


Spongebob Squarepants- Tide & Seek DVD & VHS Commercial (2003)