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Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year of the Gregorian calendar that started on a Wednesday. 1 episode was in 2001 hiatus. The creators needed time for film production. "Gary Takes a Bath" was the only episode that premiered in the summer of 2003, as well as being the only Season 2 episode to premiere in 2003. Only 6 episodes premiered in 2003, making it the second shortest year of SpongeBob besides 2014.

Date Event(s)
January 1 The Amazing SpongeBobini was released.
January 13 "Jellyfish Hunter" and "The Fry Cook Games" premiered in Norway.
January 20 "Squid on Strike" and "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" premiered in Norway.
January 24 "The Great Snail Race" and "Mid-Life Crustacean" premiered.
January 28 Tales from the Deep, Bikini Bottom Bash!, and Deep Sea Sillies were released.
March 4 Lost at Sea, The Sponge Who Could Fly VHS, and Anchors Away were released.
"The Algae's Always Greener" and "SpongeGuard on Duty" premiered in Norway.
March 11 "Just One Bite" and "The Bully" premiered in Norway.
March 14 Revenge of the Flying Dutchman was released on Playstation 2 in Europe.
March 18 "Nasty Patty" and "Idiot Box" premiered in Norway.
March 21 "The Sponge Who Could Fly" premiered.
March 25 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV" and "Doing Time" premiered in Norway.
March 28 Revenge of the Flying Dutchman was released on Game Boy Advance and GameCube in Europe.
April 1 "As Seen on TV" and "Can You Spare a Dime?" premiered in Norway.
April 8 "No Weenies Allowed" and "Squilliam Returns" premiered in Norway.
April 11 Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast opened.
April 15 "Krab Borg" and "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" premiered in Norway.
April 22 "Wet Painters" and "Krusty Krab Training Video" premiered in Norway.
May 1 The SpongeBob SquarePants series became 4 years old.
May 30 "Graveyard Shift" and "Krusty Love" premiered in Canada.
June 1 Hands Off! was released.
June 27 "The Great Snail Race" and "Mid-Life Crustacean" premiered in Canada.
July 26 "Gary Takes a Bath" premiered.
July 29 Tide and Seek, Laugh Your Pants Off, and Sponge-A-Rama were released.
July 30 "Shanghaied" premiered in the UK and Ireland.
August 26 Nicktoons Halloween was released.
September 1 Special Delivery!, The Big Halloween Scare and SpongeBob Airpants: The Lost Episode were released.
"The Algae's Always Greener" and "SpongeGuard on Duty" premiered in Germany.
September 2 "Club SpongeBob" and "My Pretty Seahorse" premiered in Germany.
September 3 "Just One Bite" and "The Bully" premiered in Germany.
September 4 "Nasty Patty" and "Idiot Box" premiered in Germany.
September 5 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV" and "Doing Time" premiered in Germany.
September 8 "Snowball Effect" and "One Krabs Trash" premiered in Germany.
September 9 "As Seen on TV" and "Can You Spare a Dime?" premiered in Germany.
September 10 "No Weenies Allowed" and "Squilliam Returns" premiered in Germany.
September 11 "Krab Borg" and "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" premiered in Germany.
September 12 "Wet Painters" and "Krusty Krab Training Video" premiered in Germany.
September 15 "Party Pooper Pants" premiered in Germany.
September 16 Krusty Krab Adventures was released.
"Chocolate with Nuts" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V"
September 17 "New Student Starfish" and "Clams" premiered in Germany.
September 18 "Ugh" premiered in Germany.
September 19 "The Great Snail Race" and "Mid-Life Crustacean" premiered in Germany.
September 22 "Born Again Krabs" and "I Had an Accident" premiered in Germany.
September 23 "Krabby Land" and "The Camping Episode" premiered in Germany.
September 24 "Missing Identity" and "Plankton's Army" premiered in Germany.
September 25 "The Sponge Who Could Fly" premiered in Germany.
September 26 "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler" and "Pranks a Lot" premiered in Germany.
September 30 Christmas and Nicktoons Christmas were released.
October 4 "Born Again Krabs" and "I Had an Accident" premiered.
October 15 Nickelodeon Toon Twister 3-D was released.
October 21 Battle for Bikini Bottom was released.
October 28 The Complete 1st Season was released in the United States and Canada.
November 11 Friends Forever was released.
December 5 "Born Again Krabs" and "I Had an Accident" premiered in Canada.
December 12 "The Sponge Who Could Fly" premiered in Canada.
December 19 "Gary Takes a Bath" premiered in Canada, concluding the second season's run there.
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