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Year 2001 was a common year starting on Monday. This year began the third season, aired the first and second half of the second season, and concluded the first season. This is the first year of SpongeBob to have a 4-month hiatus, which lasted from May 12 to September 7. "Shanghaied" aired on March 9, 2001, but its partner episode, "Gary Takes a Bath" didn't air for another 2 years until July 26, 2003.

An episode from all three seasons aired this year. The next time that three seasons aired episodes within the same year would happen in 2009, with seasons 5, 6 and 7. And also 2017, with seasons 9, 10, and 11.

"Hooky" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" are the only season 1 episodes to premiere this year.

"Just One Bite" and "The Bully" are the only season 3 episodes to premiere this year.

Date Event(s)
January 1 The World's Greatest Valentine was released.
January 17 "Arrgh!" and "Rock Bottom" premiered in Norway.
January 24 "Texas" and "Walking Small" premiered in Norway.
January 27 "Dying for Pie" and "Imitation Krabs" premiered.
January 31 "Fools in April" and "Neptune's Spatula" premiered in Norway.
February 3 "Big Pink Loser" and "Bubble Buddy" premiered.
February 7 "Hooky" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" premiered in Norway.
February 14 "Valentine's Day" premiered in Canada and Norway.
"The Paper" premiered in Norway.
February 17 "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Squid's Day Off" premiered.
February 24 "Wormy" and "Patty Hype" premiered.
February 21 "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Squid's Day Off" premiered in Norway.
February 26 Bubble Trouble was released.
I Ripped My Pants! was released.
February 28 "Something Smells" and "Bossy Boots" premiered in Norway.
March 1 SpongeBob Superstar was released.
March 3 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" premiered.
March 9 "Shanghaied" premiered.
March 10 A 15-minute version of "Shanghaied" premiered.
March 14 Legend of the Lost Spatula was released.
March 17 "MuscleBob BuffPants" and "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" premiered in Russia.
March 18 "The Chaperone" and "Employee of the Month" premiered in Russia.
March 24 "Scaredy Pants" and "I Was a Teenage Gary" premiered in Russia.
March 25 "SB-129" and "Karate Choppers" premiered in Russia.
March 31 "Sleepy Time" and "Suds" premiered in Russia.
April 1 "Valentine's Day" and "The Paper" premiered in Russia.
April 7 "Arrgh!" and "Rock Bottom" premiered in Russia.
April 8 "Texas" and "Walking Small" premiered in Russia.
April 14 "No Free Rides" and "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" premiered.
"Fools in April" and "Neptune's Spatula" premiered in Russia.
April 15 "Hooky" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" premiered in Russia.
April 21 "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Squid's Day Off" premiered in Russia.
April 22 "Something Smells" and "Bossy Boots" premiered in Russia.
April 28 "Grandma's Kisses" and "Squidville" premiered.
"Big Pink Loser" and "Bubble Buddy" premiered in Russia.
April 29 "Dying for Pie" and "Imitation Krabs" premiered in Russia.
May 1 The SpongeBob SquarePants series became 2 years old.
Sandy's Rocket book was released.
May 5 "Prehibernation Week" and "Life of Crime" premiered.
May 12 "Pressure" and "The Smoking Peanut" premiered.
May 19 "Survival of the Idiots" and "Dumped" premiered.
June 25 "Big Pink Loser" and "Bubble Buddy" premiered in Norway.
July 1 A Christmas Coral was published.
July 2 "Dying for Pie" and "Imitation Krabs" premiered in Norway.
July 26 "Help Wanted" and "Reef Blower" and "Tea at the Treedome" premiered in Australia.
August 1 SpongeBob NaturePants was released.
August 13 SuperSponge was released in Europe.
August 14 Original Theme Highlights was released.
August 17 "Shanghaied" premiered in Canada.
September 7 "The Secret Box" and "Band Geeks" premiered.
Totally Twisted Telly started.
September 16 "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Squid's Day Off" premiered in Canada.
September 13 Nicktoons Nick Tunes was released.
September 14 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" and "Squirrel Jokes" premiered.
September 21 "Sailor Mouth" and "Artist Unknown" premiered.
September 23 "Something Smells" and "Bossy Boots" premiered in Canada.
September 24 Operation Krabby Patty was released.
September 28 "Jellyfish Hunter" and "The Fry Cook Games" premiered.
September 30 "Big Pink Loser" and "Bubble Buddy" premiered in Canada.
October 2 The Newest Nicktoons was released.
October 5 "Just One Bite" and "The Bully" premiered.
"Nasty Patty" and "Idiot Box" premiered in France.
October 7 "Dying for Pie" and "Imitation Krabs" premiered in Canada.
October 8 "Wormy" and "Patty Hype" premiered in Norway.
October 12 "Squid on Strike" and "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" premiered.
October 14 "Wormy" and "Patty Hype" premiered in Canada.
October 15 "Grandma's Kisses" and "Squidville" premiered in Norway.
October 19 "Procrastination" and "I'm with Stupid" premiered.
Totally Twisted Telly ended.
October 21 "Grandma's Kisses" and "Squidville" premiered in Canada.
November 1 Life's a Beach and Other SpongeBob-isms was released.
November 4 "Prehibernation Week" and "Life of Crime" premiered in Canada.
November 5 SuperSponge was released in the United States.
November 8 "Survival of the Idiots" and "Dumped" premiered in Canada.
November 15 "No Free Rides" and "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" premiered in Canada.
November 22 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" and "Squirrel Jokes" premiered in Canada.
November 29 "Pressure" and "The Smoking Peanut" premiered in Canada.
December 6 "Christmas Who?" premiered in Norway.
"Gary Takes a Bath" premiered in Canada.
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