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Year 2001 was a common year starting on Monday. This is the first year of SpongeBob to have a 3-month hiatus. This one was from May 5 to August 14. Other years that had 3-month hiatuses include 2002, 2003, and 2005. 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. 2001 was also the first year to have a premiere week of episodes, starting with "Survival of the Idiots" and "Dumped" on March 5, 2001 and ending with "Shanghaied" on March 9.

Date Event(s)
January 12 "Hooky" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" premiered in Canada.
January 17 "Arrgh!" and "Rock Bottom" premiered in Norway.
January 19 "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Squid's Day Off" premiered in Canada, beginning the second season's run there.
January 24 "Texas" and "Walking Small" premiered in Norway.
January 26 "Something Smells" and "Bossy Boots" premiered in Canada.
January 31 "Fools in April" and "Neptune's Spatula" premiered in Norway.
February 6 "Neptune's Spatula" premiered in Canada.
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 "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.
February 28 "Something Smells" and "Bossy Boots" premiered in Norway.
March 5 "Survival of the Idiots" and "Dumped" premiered.
March 6 "Grandma's Kisses" and Squidville" premiered.
March 7 "No Free Rides" and "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" premiered.
March 8 "Pressure" and "The Smoking Peanut" premiered.
March 9 "Shanghaied" premiered.
March 14 Legend of the Lost Spatula was released.
March 23 "Big Pink Loser" and "Bubble Buddy" premiered in Canada.
March 30 "Dying for Pie" and "Imitation Krabs" premiered in Canada.
April 1 "Fools in April" premiered in Canada, concluding the first season's run there.
April 13 "Wormy" and "Patty Hype" premiered in Canada.
April 20 "Grandma's Kisses" and "Squidville" premiered in Canada.
May 1 The SpongeBob SquarePants series became 2 years old.
May 4 "Survival of the Idiots" and "Dumped" premiered in Canada.
May 5 "Prehibernation Week" and "Life of Crime" premiered.
May 11 "No Free Rides" and "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" premiered in Canada.
June 8 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" and "Squirrel Jokes" premiered in Canada.
June 22 "Pressure" and "The Smoking Peanut" premiered in Canada.
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 13 "Prehibernation Week" and "Life of Crime" premiered in Canada.
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.
September 13 Nicktoons Nick Tunes was released.
September 21 "Sailor Mouth" and "Artist Unknown" premiered.
September 24 Operation Krabby Patty was released.
September 28 "Jellyfish Hunter" and "The Fry Cook Games" premiered.
October 5 "Just One Bite" and "The Bully" premiered.
October 8 "Wormy" and "Patty Hype" premiered in Norway.
October 12 "Squid on Strike" and "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" premiered.
October 15 "Grandma's Kisses" and "Squidville" premiered in Norway.
November 5 SuperSponge was released in the United States.
November 30 "Procrastination" and "I'm with Stupid" premiered.
December 6 "Christmas Who?" premiered in Norway.
December 14 "Sailor Mouth" and "Artist Unknown" premiered in Canada.
December 21 "Christmas Who?" premiered in Canada.
December 28 "The Bully" and "Just One Bite" premiered in Canada, beginning the third season's run there.
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