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2012 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.

The that began the ninth season and concluded the eighth season. This year that new episodes air with high definition on 1080p which is "Extreme Spots" and "Squirrel Record."

2012 was also marked as the fourth year with the most amount of episodes with an amount of 28 aside from it's previous year 2007, 2017, and 2018. Much like 2002 is that new episodes aired over the spring and start a 2013-2014 hiatus due to film production over The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" is the first episode to use stop motion until "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom." And The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water began production on the summer of 2012.

Date Event(s)
Unknown date Beware the Hooks, Spongicus, Ghouls Fools, SpongeBob's Frozen Face-Off, Heroes of Bikini Bottom, 10 Happiest Moments and It's a SpongeBob Christmas! was released on Amazon Prime Video
Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy: Defenders of the Deep, Viking-Sized Adventures, Nickelodeon's Happy Holiday Pack and Jolly Saint Nick was released on iTunes.
January 2 "A Friendly Game" premiered in Germany.
January 3 Dancing With The Star was released.
"Sentimental Sponge" premiered in Germany.
January 8 "The Curse of the Hex" and "The Main Drain" premiered in Poland.
January 10 SpongeBob's Frozen Face-Off was released.
January 12 "Trenchbillies" and "Sponge-Cano!" premiered in Poland.
January 14 "Frozen Face-Off" premiered in Poland.
January 19 "Frozen Face-Off" premiered in Latin America.
January 21 "Frozen Face-Off" premiered in Germany.
January 26 "Mermaid Man Begins" and "Plankton's Good Eye" premiered in Canada on YTV.
February 3 "Frozen Face-Off" premiered in the UK and Ireland.
February 8 SpongeBob Comics No. 7 was released.
February 29 Davy Jones died.
March 13 Triple Pack 1 was released.
March 22 "Squidward's School for Grown-Ups" and "Oral Report" premiered in Canada on YTV.
March 31 "Are You Happy Now?" and "Planet of the Jellyfish" premiered.
April 2 "Restraining SpongeBob" premiered.
SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 12 was released on iTunes.
April 3 "Glove World R.I.P." premiered.
April 4 "Home Sweet Rubble" premiered.
April 5 "Fiasco!" premiered.
April 6 "Free Samples" premiered.
April 9 "InSPONGEiac" premiered.
"A Friendly Game" and "Sentimental Sponge" premiered in Latin America.
SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 1, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 2, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 3, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 4, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 5, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 6, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 7, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 8, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 9, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 10, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 11 and SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 13 were all released on iTunes.
April 10 "Treats!" premiered.
"Squidward's School for Grown-Ups" and "Oral Report" premiered in Germany and Latin America.
April 11 "Squiditis" premiered.
SpongeBob Comics No. 8 was released.
"Sweet and Sour Squid" and "The Googly Artiste" premiered in Germany and Latin America.
April 12 "For Here or to Go" premiered.
"Mermaid Man Begins" and "Plankton's Good Eye" premiered in Germany and Latin America.
April 13 "Karen 2.0" premiered.
"Barnacle Face" and "Pet Sitter Pat" premiered in Germany and Latin America.
April 16 "Accidents Will Happen," "The Other Patty," "A Friendly Game," and "Sentimental Sponge" premiered in Russia and Poland.
SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 14 was released on iTunes.
April 17 "Drive Thru," "The Hot Shot," "Squidward's School for Grown Ups," and "Oral Report" premiered in Russia and Poland.
April 18 "Sweet and Sour Squid" and "The Googly Artiste" premiered in Russia and Poland.
April 19 "Mermaid Man Begins" and "Plankton's Good Eye" premiered in Russia and Poland.
April 20 "Barnacle Face" and "Pet Sitter Pat" premiered in Russia and Poland.
May 1 The SpongeBob SquarePants series became 13 years old.
May 3 SpongeBob Diner Dash was updated for the first time.
May 4 "Mooncation" and "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation" premiered in Germany.
"Drive Thru" and "The Hot Shot" premiered in Latin America.
May 5 SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies 2012 was released.
May 21 Season 10 was officially announced by Nickelodeon.
"The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom" and "Bubble Buddy Returns" premiered in Canada.
June 1 "Restraining SpongeBob" and "Fiasco!" premiered in Canada.
June 7 SpongeBob Diner Dash was updated for the second time.
June 8 "Are You Happy Now?" and "Planet of the Jellyfish" premiered in Canada.
June 13 SpongeBob Comics No. 9 was released.
June 15 "Free Samples" and "Home Sweet Rubble" premiered in Canada.
June 18 High Tides and Wild Rides was released on iTunes.
June 22 "Karen 2.0" and "InSPONGEiac" premiered in Canada.
June 30 "Face Freeze!" and "Glove World R.I.P." premiered in Canada on YTV.
July 8 Ernest Borgnine died.
July 11 SpongeBob Comics No. 10 was released.
July 14 "A SquarePants Family Vacation," "Patrick's Staycation," and "Walking the Plankton" premiered in Germany, Russia, and Poland.
"Mooncation" and "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation" premiered in Russia.
July 16 Mighty Sporting of You was released on iTunes.
July 19 "A SquarePants Family Vacation," "Patrick's Staycation," "Walking the Plankton," "Mooncation," and "Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation" premiered in Latin America.
July 21 "Extreme Spots," "Squirrel Record," "Demolition Doofus," and "Face Freeze!" premiered.
July 22 SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 15 was released on iTunes.
July 24 Triple Pack 2 was released.
August 8 SpongeBob Comics No. 11 was released.
August 22 "House Sittin' for Sandy" and "Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom" premiered in Canada.
August 28 "Ghouls Fools" was released.
September 3 "Squid Baby" and "The Good Krabby Name" premiered.
September 7 "License to Milkshake" premiered.
September 12 SpongeBob Comics No. 12 was released.
September 25 The Seascape Capers, Friend or Foe?, SpongeBob's Altantis SquarePantis, SpongeBob's Pest of the West, and SpongeBob vs. The Big One DVDs were re-released.
October 1 Rockin' Bikini Bottom was released on iTunes.
October 3 "Spongicus" and "Suction Cup Symphony" premiered in Poland.
October 4 "Not Normal," "Gone," "The Splinter," and "Slide Whistle Stooges" premiered in Poland.
October 5 "A Life in a Day," "Sun Bleached," "Giant Squidward," and "No Nose Knows" premiered in Poland.
October 8 "Hello Bikini Bottom!" premiered.
"Bubble Troubles" and "The Way of the Sponge" premiered in the UK and Ireland.
"Patty Caper," "Plankton's Regular," "Boating Buddies," and "The Krabby Kronicle" premiered in Poland.
October 9 "The Slumber Party" and "Grooming Gary" premiered in Poland.
October 10 SpongeBob Comics No. 13 was released.
"Porous Pockets," "Choir Boys," "Krusty Krushers," and "The Card" premiered in Poland.
October 14 "Gary's New Toy" and "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!" premiered.
October 15 "The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom" and "Bubble Buddy Returns" premiered in the UK and Ireland.
October 21 "Chum Fricassee" and "Move It or Lose It" premiered.
October 22 "Ghoul Fools" premiered in the UK and Ireland.
October 26 "Ghoul Fools" premiered in Canada on YTV.
October 27 "Eek, an Urchin!" and "Patrick-Man!" premiered.
"Ghoul Fools" premiered in Germany and Poland.
October 30 The It's a SpongeBob Christmas! DVD was released in Canada.
October 31 "Ghoul Fools" premiered in Russia.
November 5 "Squiditis" and "Demolition Doofus" premiered in Canada.
November 6 The It's a SpongeBob Christmas! DVD was released in USA.
November 9 "House Sittin' for Sandy" and "Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom" premiered in Russia.
November 10 "Ghoul Fools," "House Sittin' for Sandy," "Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom," "Bubble Troubles," and "The Way of the Sponge" premiered in Latin America.
November 12 "Extreme Spots" and "Squirrel Record" premiered in Canada.
November 13 The Complete Fourth Season, The Complete Fifth Season, The Complete Sixth Season, and The Complete First Season were released.
November 14 SpongeBob Comics No. 14 was released.
November 16 "Bubble Troubles" and "The Way of the Sponge" premiered in Russia.
November 17 "Bumper to Bumper" premiered.
November 19 "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up Is Go!" and "Chum Fricassee" premiered in Canada.
"House Sittin' for Sandy" and "Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom" premiered in Germany and Poland.
November 20 "Bubble Troubles" and "The Way of the Sponge" premiered in Germany and Poland.
November 21 "The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom" and "Bubble Buddy Returns" premiered in Germany and Poland.
November 22 "Restraining SpongeBob" and "Fiasco!" premiered in Germany and Poland.
November 23 "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" premiered in the United States on CBS and in Canada on YTV.
"The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom" and "Bubble Buddy Returns" premiered in Russia.
November 26 "Hello Bikini Bottom!" premiered in Canada on YTV.
November 30 "Restraining SpongeBob" and "Fiasco!" premiered in Russia.
December 2 "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" premiered in the UK and Ireland.
December 3 Orange Collection was released on iTunes.
December 6 "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" premiered on Nickelodeon.
December 8 "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" premiered in Germany and Poland.
December 9 "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" premiered in Australia and New Zealand.
December 11 "Dear Vikings" and "Ditchin'" premiered in Poland.
December 12 SpongeBob Comics No. 15 was released.
"Grandpappy the Pirate" and "Cephalopod Lodge" premiered in Poland.
December 13 "Shuffleboarding" and "Professor Squidward" premiered in Poland.
December 20 SpongeBob Diner Dash was updated for the third time.
"It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" premiered in Latin America.
December 23 "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" premiered in Russia.
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