SpongeBob SquarePants (season 2)
The second season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen Hillenburg, aired on Nickelodeon from October 26, 2000 to July 26, 2003, and consists of 20 episodes (39 segments). The series chronicles the exploits and adventures of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. The season was executive produced by series creator Hillenburg, who also acted as the showrunner.
|SpongeBob SquarePants (season 2)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||20 (39 segments)|
|Original release||October 26, 2000 –|
July 26, 2003
During the season's run, SpongeBob SquarePants became Nickelodeon's No. 2 children's program, behind Rugrats. Nearly 40 percent of SpongeBob's audience of 2.2 million were aged 18 to 34. The show signed a marketing deal with Target Corporation and Burger King, expanding its merchandising, and SpongeBob's popularity translated well into sales figures. In 2002, the show was nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Program. Tom Kenny and Mary Jo Catlett were individually nominated at the 29th Annie Awards for their voice performances as SpongeBob and Mrs. Puff, respectively. Peter Straus and Paul Tibbitt were also nominated at the ceremony for their work on the "Christmas Who?" special. The episodes "The Secret Box" and "Band Geeks" won at the 2002 Golden Reel Awards for Best Sound Editing in Television—Animation, while the episodes "Jellyfish Hunter" and "The Fry Cook Games" received a nomination for Best Sound Editing in Television Animation—Music category.
Several compilation DVDs that contained episodes from the season were released. The SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete 2nd Season DVD was released in Region 1 on October 19, 2004, Region 2 on October 23, 2006, and Region 4 on November 30, 2006.
The season aired on Nickelodeon, which is owned by Viacom, and was produced by United Plankton Pictures and Nickelodeon. The season's executive producer was series creator Stephen Hillenburg, who also functioned as the series' showrunner. During production of the previous season, Nickelodeon picked up a second season for SpongeBob SquarePants on August 31, 1999. The season premiered more than a year later, on October 26, 2000. Season production assistant and then-staff writer Derek Iversen commented, "We hoped it would go one season. We hoped it would go two seasons. I figured you do the best you can and you hope."
In this season, production switched from cel animation, used during the first season, to digital ink and paint. Executive producer Paul Tibbitt, in 2009, said "The first season of SpongeBob was done the old-fashioned way on cells, and every cell had to be part-painted, left to dry, paint some other colours. It's still a time-consuming aspect of the process now, but the digital way of doing things means it doesn't take long to correct." The animation was handled overseas in South Korea at Rough Draft Studios. Animation directors credited with episodes in the second season included Sean Dempsey, Edgar Larrazabal, Larry Leichliter, Andrew Overtoom, Leonard Robinson, Frank Weiss, and Tom Yasumi.[a] The season was storyboarded by Walt Dohrn, C.H. Greenblatt, Chris Headrick, Chuck Klein, Carson Kugler, Jay Lender, Caleb Meurer, Dan Povenmire, William "Bill" Reiss, Octavio Rodriguez, Jim Schumann, Aaron Springer, Paul Tibbitt, and Erik Wiese.[a]
Episodes were written by a team of writers, which consisted of Dohrn, David Fain, Greenblatt, Mr. Lawrence, Lender, Mark O'Hare, Povenmire, William Reiss, Springer, Tibbitt, and Merriwether Williams.[a] During the season, the writing staff used their individual childhood experiences as inspirations to come up with much of the story lines for individual episodes. For example, in the episode "Sailor Mouth", SpongeBob learns profanity. The idea for the episode was inspired by creative director Derek Drymon's experience "[when] I got in trouble for saying the f-word in front of my mother." Drymon said, "The scene where Patrick is running to Mr. Krabs to tattle, with SpongeBob chasing him, is pretty much how it happened in real life." The end of the episode, where Mr. Krabs uses more profanity than SpongeBob and Patrick, was also inspired "by the fact that my [Drymon's] mother has a sailor mouth herself." In "Secret Box", SpongeBob wants to see what is inside Patrick's secret box. The idea came to Drymon because he too had a secret box as a child. Creator Hillenburg said, "[He] started telling us about it. We wanted to make fun of him and use it."
The second season featured Tom Kenny as the voice of the title character SpongeBob SquarePants and his pet snail Gary. SpongeBob's best friend, a starfish named Patrick Star, was voiced by Bill Fagerbakke, while Rodger Bumpass played the voice of Squidward Tentacles, an arrogant and ill-tempered octopus. Other members of the cast were Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs, a miserly crab obsessed with money and SpongeBob's boss at the Krusty Krab; Mr. Lawrence as Plankton, a small green copepod and Mr. Krabs' business rival; Jill Talley as Karen, Plankton's sentient computer sidekick; Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks, a squirrel from Texas; Mary Jo Catlett as Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob's boating school teacher; and Lori Alan as Pearl, a teenage whale who is Mr. Krabs' daughter.
Season two introduced various characters that would recur throughout the series. Mr. Krabs' mother, Mama Krabs, debuted in the episode "Sailor Mouth" and was voiced by writer Paul Tibbitt. However, voice actress Sirena Irwin overtook Tibbitt's role as the character reappeared in the fourth season episode "Enemy In-Law" in 2005. In the Christmas special "Christmas Who?", SpongeBob's voice actor, Tom Kenny, portrayed Patchy the Pirate, the president of the fictional SpongeBob SquarePants fan club, while series creator Hillenburg voiced the character of Potty the Parrot. After Hillenburg's departure from the show as showrunner in 2004, Tibbitt was given the role voicing Potty the Parrot.
In addition to the regular cast members, episodes feature guest voices from many ranges of professions, including actors, athletes, authors, musicians, and artists. American rock band Ween guest starred as themselves in "Your Shoe's Untied". The band performed "Loop de Loop", a song they wrote for the episode. Before SpongeBob SquarePants aired on television in 1999, Hillenburg had approached band guitarist Dean Ween to compose a song for the show. Dean Ween said "[Hillenburg] called me and told me [he] was a marine biologist who was starting a cartoon about underwater sea creatures and that The Mollusk was a big reference point for him creatively and would we like to do a song for the show." The band conceived the song and wrote it in about three minutes. Ween's 1997 song "Ocean Man" would also be used four years later during the end credits sequence in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and as part of the film's soundtrack. In the episode "Bossy Boots", American band The Capsules performed the song "Bossy Boots", which was later released on SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Album in 2005. In "Bubble Buddy", professional American surfer Corky Carroll made a vocal cameo as Grubby Grouper, a famous surfer. It also stars Brad Abrell as titular character Bubble Buddy. "Grandma's Kisses" features Marion Ross as SpongeBob's grandmother. She would reprise her role throughout the series, including the fifth-season episode "BlackJack". In the entry "Pre-Hibernation Week", where Sandy and SpongeBob play extreme sporting games, American heavy metal band Pantera appeared as themselves for a special musical performance. McHale's Navy actors Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway returned in the episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III", reprising their roles as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, respectively. John Rhys-Davies also guest starred in the same episode as the heroes' nemesis, Man Ray. Brian Doyle-Murray reprised his role as the Flying Dutchman for "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Shanghaied". Various other characters were voiced by voice acting veterans Dee Bradley Baker, Thomas F. Wilson and Clea Lewis.
Since SpongeBob SquarePants made its debut in 1999, the show had flourished into Nickelodeon's number 2 children's program, after Rugrats. Nearly 40 percent of the show's audience of 2.2 million were aged 18 to 34. As a result, Nickelodeon moved the show from Saturday morning to a much more valuable timeslot: almost-prime time, appearing at 6 p.m., from Monday through Thursday. In 2001, Nickelodeon took the "Saturday-morning ratings crown" for the fourth straight season, grabbing a 4.8 rating/21 share (1.9 million viewers) in two- to eleven-year-olds, jumping 17% from the previous year.
SpongeBob SquarePants signed a marketing deal with Target Corporation and Burger King, expanding its merchandising. Furthermore, the popularity of SpongeBob translated well into sales figures. In 2002, SpongeBob SquarePants dolls sold at a rate of 75,000 per week, which was faster than Tickle Me Elmo dolls were selling at the time. Nickelodeon's parent company Viacom purposefully targeted women in Japan as a way of marketing the SpongeBob SquarePants brand. Skeptics initially doubted that SpongeBob could be popular in Japan, as the character's design is very different from popular designs for Hello Kitty and Pikachu, but SpongeBob has gained popularity in Japan among women. Ratings and merchandise sales showed SpongeBob SquarePants had caught on with parents and with the college audience. In a promotion, college-oriented website Music.com gave away 80,000 SpongeBob T-shirts, four times more than during a similar promotion for Comedy Central's South Park.
Like the first season, the second season received critical acclaim from critics and fans. In 2002, the show itself was nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Program. At the 29th Annie Awards, the series was nominated three times, including Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female and Male Performer in an Animated Television Production categories for Mary Jo Catlett for her role as Mrs. Puff in "No Free Rides" and Tom Kenny for his role as SpongeBob SquarePants in "Wormy", respectively. Peter Straus and Paul Tibbitt were nominated for Outstanding Individual Achievement for a Song in an Animated Production for their song "The Very First Christmas" that was featured in "Christmas Who?" In 2002, the episodes "The Secret Box" and "Band Geeks" won at the Golden Reel Awards for Best Sound Editing in Television—Animation, while the episodes "Jellyfish Hunter" and "The Fry Cook Games" received a nomination for Best Sound Editing in Television Animation—Music category.
In his review for The Spokesman-Review, Isamu Jordan said, "I'll be honest. I dig the little yellow dude who lives in a pineapple under the sea quite a bit for his absurdity À la Ren and Stimpy." He said that "season two is worth having in your or your kid's SpongeBob collection" given that the episodes "Krusty Love", "Squid's Day Off", and "Mermaidman and Barnacleboy III" are on the set. Jason Bovberg of the DVD Talk wrote that the season release is "recommended." He said "Let me state up front that I adore this show. I get a total kick out of watching it with my 4-year-old daughter. We laugh uproariously at SpongeBob's adventures and I'm helplessly reduced to a boy about her age as I beam and giggle at the screen." However, Bovberg called the included audio commentaries "downright boring." Various celebrities—including Lance Bass of 'N Sync, Will Ferrell of Saturday Night Live, singer-songwriter Tom Waits, and Jerry Lewis—admitted they were fans of the show.
During the 2001–02 television season, the Parents Television Council (PTC), a watchdog media group, named SpongeBob SquarePants among the best programs on cable television. However, according to a report titled Wolves in Sheep's Clothing, which documents the increase in potentially violent, profane, and sexual content in children's programming, the PTC and fans believed the episode "Sailor Mouth", which originally aired during the 2001–02 season, was an implicit attempt to promote and satirize use of profanity among children. The report cited a repeat broadcast of the episode from 2005 to prove its point that it promoted use of profanity among children. In a later report, several members of the PTC listed "Sailor Mouth" as an example of how levels of profane, sexual, and violent activity has increased in children's television programming. Nickelodeon, in response to the incident, said "It's sad and a little desperate that they stooped to literally putting profane language in the mouths of our characters to make a point. Has the FCC looked at this?" Richard Huff of the New York Daily News criticized the report for misinterpreting the episode over its intent to satirize profanity implicitly.
- The following episodes listed in the chart are arranged according to their production order rather than by their original air dates.
|Title||Animation directors [a]||Written by [a]||Storyboarded by [a]||Original air date ||Prod.|
|21a||1a||"Your Shoe's Untied"||Tom Yasumi||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Merriwether Williams||Chris Headrick & Erik Wiese (directors)||November 2, 2000||5571-142|
After Patrick purchases shoes, he asks SpongeBob for help tying them. SpongeBob suddenly realizes that he forgot how to tie his shoes. He ends up going crazy because his untied shoes are impacting his daily activities and causing him to become a laughingstock. When SpongeBob returns home, Gary manages to tie his shoes in which his shell opens and reveals a record player that plays a song called "Loop dee Loop" that teaches SpongeBob how to tie his shoes again.Note: This is the first episode to use digital ink and paint instead of cel animation. The song "Loop dee Loop" is performed by the band Ween.
|21b||1b||"Squid's Day Off"||Andrew Overtoom||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Merriwether Williams||Jim Schumann (director)||November 2, 2000||5571-145|
|While trying to prevent a dime from going down a sink, Mr. Krabs gets injured and goes to the hospital. Before leaving, he puts Squidward in charge of the Krusty Krab while he is away. However, Squidward decides to take the day off and instead puts SpongeBob in charge of the restaurant under the disguise of "running errands". While Squidward relaxes at home, he becomes increasingly worried that SpongeBob will mess up the job, so he repeatedly rushes back and forth between his house and the Krusty Krab only to see that everything is fine. SpongeBob then points out that the "open" sign was turned to "closed" the whole time and that they could have taken the whole day off.|
|22a||2a||"Something Smells"||Edgar Larrazabal||Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt, and Merriwether Williams||Aaron Springer (director)|
|October 26, 2000||5571-143|
|SpongeBob tries to celebrate his Sunday with a sundae for breakfast; after running out of ice cream, he makes a sundae out of rancid ingredients that give him bad breathe. Everyone in Bikini Bottom is disgusted by his horrible breath and they try to avoid him. SpongeBob asks Patrick why he is being avoided, and Patrick says it is because SpongeBob is "ugly". SpongeBob goes into a state of shame, but Patrick helps him get over it by telling SpongeBob to say he is "ugly and proud". The two go to a movie, where people continue to avoid SpongeBob, upsetting him. Patrick eats some of SpongeBob's sea onion sundae. People avoid him too, and he's convinced he caught "the ugly" from SpongeBob. They soon realize that they stink.|
|22b||2b||"Bossy Boots"||Tom Yasumi||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Mr. Lawrence||Chris Headrick (director)||October 26, 2000||5571-146|
|Pearl comes to work at the Krusty Krab during her summer vacation. She decides to change the restaurant's name to the Kuddly Krab and make it a teen-oriented restaurant. However, her ideas cause the restaurant to lose income, and Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob to fix it without hurting Pearl's feelings. The job is becoming too stressful for Pearl, so SpongeBob pretends to "fire" her and allows her to go back to her daily routine.|
|23a||3a||"Big Pink Loser"||Sean Dempsey||Jay Lender, William Reiss, and Merriwether Williams||Jay Lender (director)|
|November 16, 2000||5571-144|
|The mail truck comes and gives Patrick an award. However, SpongeBob sees the award that has his name on it and tells Patrick that it belongs to him. This makes Patrick want an award and become envious of SpongeBob's numerous Krusty Krab cooking awards. So Patrick gets employment at the Krusty Krab in an attempt to get his own award, but this proves to be a disaster, and he begins dressing and acting like SpongeBob as a result. He eventually gets an award.|
|23b||3b||"Bubble Buddy"||Sean Dempsey||Jay Lender, William Reiss, and Mr. Lawrence||Jay Lender (director)|
William Reiss & Chuck Klein
|November 16, 2000||5571-148|
After excitedly awakening on the morning of Leif Erikson Day (October 9), SpongeBob makes his own bubble friend because he is feeling lonely. Happy because of his new companion, he shows it to everyone around Bikini Bottom, but they refuse to share the same feelings for it.Guest appearance: Corky Carroll as Grubby Grouper.
|24a||4a||"Dying for Pie"||Edgar Larrazabal||Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt, and Merriwether Williams||Aaron Springer (director)|
C.H. Greenblatt & Erik Wiese
|December 28, 2000||5571-147|
|On Employee Brotherhood Day, Squidward thinks that he gave SpongeBob an explosive pie to eat and decides to spend time with SpongeBob while he is still alive in attempt to make his last day memorable. He does a bunch of nonsensical activities with SpongeBob only to realize when the day is over that SpongeBob never ate the pie, but reveals to Squidward that he was saving it so they can share it. SpongeBob trips and accidentally drops the pie on Squidward, causing a massive explosion.|
|24b||4b||"Imitation Krabs"||Tom Yasumi||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, Mr. Lawrence||Chris Headrick & Chuck Klein (directors)||December 28, 2000||5571-150|
|Plankton builds a robot imitating Mr. Krabs to steal the Krabby Patty formula. However, while infiltrating the Krusty Krab, this proves to be easier said than done. SpongeBob then inserts a penny to the "self-destruct" slot of robot-imitated Mr. Krabs, which self-destructs the robot and ruins Plankton's plan.|
|25a||5a||"Wormy"||Andrew Overtoom||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Merriwether Williams||Jim Schumann (director)||February 17, 2001||5571-149|
|SpongeBob and Patrick pet-sit for Sandy and befriend her pet caterpillar, Wormy. Meanwhile, Wormy (now as a butterfly) wanders the town, but is feared by the people who don't know what a butterfly is, causing mass chaos. Sandy eventually finds the escaped butterfly in the ruins of the city and catches it into an empty jar. This leads to the rest of the city cheering about "catching the monster".|
|25b||5b||"Patty Hype"||Sean Dempsey||Jay Lender, William Reiss, and Mr. LawrenceS[p||Jay Lender (director)|
|February 17, 2001||5571-152|
|With the Krusty Krab low on customers, SpongeBob introduces his own idea: colorful "Pretty Patties". However, Mr. Krabs and Squidward deny his idea. Angry, SpongeBob leaves the Krusty Krab and sets up a stand selling his patties, which proves to be a business success. With such large attention, Mr. Krabs asks SpongeBob if he could run his business and in exchange let him run the Krusty Krab. He agrees and is delighted to be back at his old job. After the next day, the customers harshly criticize the negative effects of the patties at Mr. Krabs. The episode ends with SpongeBob rubbing pickles while Mr. Krabs gets chased by a mob of angry customers.|
|26a||6a||"Grandma's Kisses"||Andrew Overtoom||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Merriwether Williams||Jim Schumann & Octavio Rodriguez (directors)||March 6, 2001||5571-154|
SpongeBob enjoys his daily visits to Grandma's house, whom he loves very much, but he is ashamed to go now since Squidward and other people mock him for loving his grandma too much. Patrick suggests to SpongeBob to act more like an adult to avoid being mocked. However, the plan backfires when he goes back to his grandma's. SpongeBob sees Grandma giving Patrick (acting like a child) more attention. from cookies to stories and everything in between, SpongeBob gets jealous. later, as spongebob prepares to leave for work, he sobs about wanting to be a baby again. This to emotionally breakdown, forcing Grandma to calm him down. Grandma reminds SpongeBob that she'll love him the same even as he grows up. SpongeBob and Grandma then embrace each other, well aware but not caring that Squidward and other people are still making fun of him (that is, SpongeBob).Guest appearance: Marion Ross as Grandma SquarePants.
|26b||6b||"Squidville"||Edgar Larrazabal||Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt, and Merriwether Williams||Aaron Springer (director)|
|March 6, 2001||5571-156|
|SpongeBob and Patrick, while doing another of their charades, completely demolish Squidward's house with their reef blowers. Finally done with his crazy neighbors, Squidward moves into a gated community called Tentacle Acres with his own kind to find enjoyment, but he is overwhelmed by the results. He eventually became overly bored of doing the same activities over and over again. While Squidward is trying to play with a reef blower, the citizens get angry and try to chase him away. Squidward eventually uses the reef blower manically and flies out of Tentacle Acres. SpongeBob and Patrick, who happened to go into the town, had noticed what was happening but did not realize that it was Squidward.|
|27a||7a||"Prehibernation Week"||Edgar Larrazabal||Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt, and Merriwether Williams||Aaron Springer (director)|
|May 5, 2001||5571-151|
|As Sandy prepares for hibernation, SpongeBob happily agrees to play extreme sports with her to have one last fun time with her before her long sleep. He soon regrets it after Sandy plays too risky and hides from her. SpongeBob hides from Sandy under Patrick's rock. Sandy forces the Bikini Bottom citizens to help her find SpongeBob, but they eventually get tired of her antics and also hide under Patrick's rock. Sandy proceeds to maniacally destroy Bikini Bottom looking for SpongeBob. The people throw SpongeBob out of Patrick's rock to be discovered by Sandy. This forces SpongeBob to rant to Sandy that he can't do extreme sports anymore and asks in desperation if they can still be friends. However, he sees that Sandy has already gone into hibernation and he goes to sleep too. Patrick, having returned from doing errands, finds the Bikini Bottom people under his rock.|
|27b||7b||"Life of Crime"||Sean Dempsey||Jay Lender, William Reiss, and Mr. Lawrence||Jay Lender (director)|
|May 5, 2001||5571-157|
|SpongeBob and Patrick learn from Mr. Krabs about borrowing and manage to borrow a balloon, but are forced on the lam when it accidentally pops. They try to pay for the balloon but have no money. They run away from Bikini Bottom, and go to camp in the middle of nowhere. When Patrick eats one chocolate bar, he thinks SpongeBob stole it. They both race to the Police Station to tell the police, who go along with it and jokingly sentence them to one second in jail. It turns out it was a misunderstanding since it was "National Free Balloon Day", prompting both to promise not to take anything without permission again.|
|28||8||"Christmas Who?"||Tom Yasumi||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Mr. Lawrence||Chris Headrick & Erik Wiese (directors)||December 6, 2000||5571-155|
This Christmas special is narrated by Patchy the Pirate, the president of the fictional SpongeBob SquarePants fan club. In the episode, Sandy tells SpongeBob about Christmas traditions, and he then relays the event to everybody in Bikini Bottom.Note: This is the first double-length episode.
|29a||9a||"Survival of the Idiots"||Larry Leichliter||Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt, and Merriwether Williams||Aaron Springer (director)|
|March 5, 2001||5571-160|
|Patrick and SpongeBob go into Sandy's treedome while she hibernates for winter. When overhearing Sandy dreaming about Texas, SpongeBob and Patrick play Cowboys and Bandits. SpongeBob and Patrick's loud commotion wakes Sandy, who has become feral, mistakes the two respectively as Pinhead Larry and Dirty Dan, and proceeds to beat them up. SpongeBob and Patrick try to escape the dome, but as the winter storm becomes more intense and the dome cools down, SpongeBob and Patrick are forced shear all of Sandy's fur to survive.|
|29b||9b||"Dumped"||Andrew Overtoom||Paul Tibbitt, Walt Dohrn, and Merriwether Williams||Carson Kugler (director)|
|March 5, 2001||5571-161|
|SpongeBob's pet snail Gary suddenly becomes attached to Patrick and leaves with him, leaving SpongeBob dumped. Out of jealousy, he attempts to find a new pet to show Gary that he does not need him. However, it's revealed that Gary was trying to eat a cookie in Patrick's pants pocket. After eating the cookie, Gary returns to a delighted SpongeBob.|
|30a||10a||"No Free Rides"||Tom Yasumi||Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt, and Mr. Lawrence||Aaron Springer (director)|
|March 7, 2001||5571-162|
|Mrs. Puff finally passes SpongeBob in his driving test, giving him his license. Soon after SpongeBob leaves, Mrs. Puff believes she has made a mistake, and starts feeling guilty for cheating. Indeed, SpongeBob gets a car from his parents as a gift, leading Mrs. Puff to decide to steal it.|
|30b||10b||"I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"||Sean Dempsey||Jay Lender, William Reiss, and Mr. Lawrence||Jay Lender (director)|
|March 7, 2001||5571-159|
|At a convention, SpongeBob meets the Jellyspotters, a highly-regarded group of jellyfishing experts. SpongeBob does everything to impress Kevin, the group leader. Kevin asks SpongeBob if he wants to try out for the group, but Kevin's scheme is to actually get SpongeBob hurt and ridicule him. In the end, however, SpongeBob has been able to win the group's attention thanks to his heroic acts, and Kevin receives a taste of his own medicine after his negative attitude towards SpongeBob has gone too far.|
|31a||11a||"Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III"||Andrew Overtoom||Paul Tibbitt, Walt Dohrn, and Merriwether Williams||Erik Wiese (director)||November 27, 2000||5571-158|
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are packing for vacation. While they are gone, they have SpongeBob and Patrick, their biggest fans, watch their Merma-Lair, but they immediately want to touch everything in the lair, despite that they are told not to do so, and accidentally release Man Ray.Guest appearances: Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, John Rhys-Davies as Man Ray.
|31b||11b||"Squirrel Jokes"||Larry Leichliter and Leonard Robinson||Paul Tibbitt, Walt Dohrn, and Merriwether Williams||Chris Headrick (director)||November 27, 2000||5571-164|
|The Krusty Krab begins hosting stand-up comedy nights. SpongeBob, being one of the comedy acts, makes humorous but insulting jokes about Sandy that the audience likes, but nearly costs him his friendship with Sandy. Realizing this, he tries everything to make it up to her.|
|32a||12a||"Pressure"||Sean Dempsey||Jay Lender, William Reiss, and David Fain||Jay Lender (director)|
|March 8, 2001||5571-166|
|Sandy, SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward start fighting because the sea creatures think that they are better than land creatures, and Sandy thinks the exact opposite.|
|32b||12b||"The Smoking Peanut"||Andrew Overtoom||Paul Tibbitt, Walt Dohrn, and Mr. Lawrence||Carson Kugler (director)||March 8, 2001||5571-163|
|A trip to the zoo during "Free Day" goes wrong when a giant clam gets angry and cries loudly, and SpongeBob thinks it is his fault and tries to make it up.|
|33a||13a||"Shanghaied"||Frank Weiss||Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt, and Merriwether Williams||Aaron Springer (director)|
|March 9, 2001||5571-165|
SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick climb to the Flying Dutchman's ship after its anchor damages both SpongeBob's and Squidward's houses. Squidward complains about this, and the Dutchman throws him into a chaotic dimension. The Flying Dutchman then has SpongeBob and Patrick help him go around Bikini Bottom to scare people as his new ghostly crew. However, the Flying Dutchman quickly gets annoyed with SpongeBob and Patrick's childish and stupid antics that foil his scares, and he decides to eat them. The two decide to steal the Flying Dutchman's sock, which is the mandatory item before he eats anything. He notices the two and asks to trade for three wishes, which they accept. After they waste the first two wishes, Squidward returns and the trio fight over who gets the last one.Note: When this episode first aired, it was a voting poll hosted by Patchy the Pirate in which the audience would choose by phone and online whether SpongeBob, Patrick or Squidward would get to make the final wish. In three endings, which were shown after the episode resumed following the voting, Squidward wishes that he has never known SpongeBob and Patrick in his entire life; Patrick wishes for chewing gum; and SpongeBob wishes that the Flying Dutchman is a vegetarian. As SpongeBob received the most votes, the latter ending was chosen to be the episode's official ending and has been the official ending ever since. The original 22-minute version can only be found on the First 100 Episodes DVD set, except that the text on the screen with the original phone number used to vote (1-800-624-4094) is replaced with "Yikes Matey! Original 800 Number As Aired Has Been Retired To Davey Jones' Locker!".
|33b||13b||"Gary Takes a Bath"||Frank Weiss||Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt, and Merriwether Williams||Aaron Springer (director)|
|July 26, 2003[b]||5571-183|
|SpongeBob has to give Gary a bath. However, Gary, hating baths, starts a full-scale war against SpongeBob in order to avoid a bath at all costs, creating a mass havoc across SpongeBob's house. Eventually, when trying to scold at Gary from high up a tree, he falls down and becomes dirty. SpongeBob then has to take a bath while Gary smiles about it.|
|34a||14a||"Welcome to the Chum Bucket"||Andrew Overtoom||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Mr. Lawrence||Walt Dohrn & Paul Tibbitt (directors)|
Carson Kugler, Erik Wiese, & William Reiss
|January 21, 2002||5571-167|
|Mr. Krabs and Plankton hold a poker game. However, Mr. Krabs bets SpongeBob's employee contract in the stakes and loses. Because of this, SpongeBob is forced to work for Plankton in the Chum Bucket. To get himself back to the Krusty Krab in retaliation, he becomes very rebellious and spoiled towards Plankton.|
|34b||14b||"Frankendoodle"||Tom Yasumi||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Merriwether Williams||Chris Headrick (director)||January 21, 2002||5571-169|
|SpongeBob and Patrick discover a pencil that fell down from the surface from a human artist at sea. It is no ordinary pencil—whatever artwork or shape they make using it comes to life, and the eraser can permanently destroy it. However, an artwork created by SpongeBob named DoodleBob creates havoc inside SpongeBob's house. They eventually stopped DoodleBob from moving by pressing him against a hardcover exercise book, which the page was then pinned on the wall.|
|35a||15a||"The Secret Box"||Tom Yasumi||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Merriwether Williams||Walt Dohrn & Paul Tibbitt (directors)|
Carson Kugler, William Reiss, & Erik Wiese
|September 7, 2001||5571-168|
|SpongeBob learns that Patrick is distracted by his "secret box". SpongeBob goes through great lengths to see what Patrick's box really holds in secret.|
|35b||15b||"Band Geeks"||Frank Weiss||Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt, and Merriwether Williams||Aaron Springer (director)|
|September 7, 2001||5571-173|
|Squidward recruits the citizens of Bikini Bottom to play in a marching band for the Bubble Bowl, in an attempt to impress his rival, Squilliam Fancyson. Even though it was disaster at first, SpongeBob finally convinces the other band members to go through with the performance for Squidward's sake, and he takes command of their training. At the day of the performance, the band arrives to play spectacularly, which had shocked Squilliam. He experiences a state of shocks and faints, leaving Squidward to celebrate as he leaps into the air.|
|36a||16a||"Graveyard Shift"||Sean Dempsey||Mr. Lawrence, Jay Lender, and Dan Povenmire||Jay Lender and Dan Povenmire (directors)||September 6, 2002[c]||5571-169|
|Squidward and SpongeBob are forced to work 24 hours a day by Mr. Krabs, so that he can get more money. Squidward soon gets bored, and tells SpongeBob a scary story to just scare him. SpongeBob then gets scared, but is told by Squidward that the story is fictional. However, when Squidward and SpongeBob are alone, the events in Squidward's story begin to occur. But not for long as the ghost of a non-fictional character named "The Hash Slinging Slasher" turns out to be someone who wanted to become a fry cook recruit in the Krusty Krab.|
|36b||16b||"Krusty Love"||Sean Dempsey||Mr. Lawrence, Jay Lender, and William Reiss||Jay Lender (director)|
|September 6, 2002||5571-170|
|Mr. Krabs meets Mrs. Puff and is instantly smitten by her, going to his limits to prove his love for her. However, Mr. Krabs cannot control spending his money for Mrs. Puff, so he leaves SpongeBob in charge of his wallet. This is, however, easier said than done as Mr. Krabs repeatedly has SpongeBob buy gifts, exhausting SpongeBob. SpongeBob finally has had it, curses at Mr. Krabs and leaves.|
|37a||17a||"Procrastination"||Tom Yasumi||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Mr. Lawrence||Walt Dohrn and Paul Tibbitt (directors)|
Carson Kugler, William Reiss, & Erik Wiese
|November 30, 2001||5571-175|
|SpongeBob is assigned to compose an 800-word essay on what not to do at a stoplight as a part of his latest driving test. However, every time he tries to continue his essay, he constantly procrastinates to the point of having a nightmare about his procrastination gone bad.|
|37b||17b||"I'm With Stupid"||Frank Weiss||C.H. Greenblatt, Aaron Springer, and Mark O'Hare||Aaron Springer (director)|
|November 30, 2001||5571-179|
|Patrick's parents come to visit him on Starfish Day. He gets SpongeBob to act dumb so his parents will think he is smart. His parents fall for the trick, but Patrick forgets about the plan and begins insulting SpongeBob. SpongeBob gets angry and tries to convince Patrick's parents that he is smart after all. Patrick's parents don't believe him, and think that Patrick taught SpongeBob how to speak in a matter of minutes. SpongeBob gives up and runs to his house. Patrick then realizes these parents are not his true parents. Two other starfish come to the door who reveal themselves to be his parents, and the fake ones leave.|
|38a||18a||"Sailor Mouth"||Andrew Overtoom||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Merriwether Williams||Walt Dohrn & Paul Tibbitt (directors)|
Carson Kugler, William Reiss, & Erik Wiese
|September 21, 2001||5571-182|
|SpongeBob and Patrick discover a "bad word" on a dumpster behind the Krusty Krab, which Patrick says is a "sentence enhancer" used by people to "look fancy". They begin using it more often, but when they yell it in front of the entire Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs confronts them and warns them never to use it again. The next day, SpongeBob and Patrick are playing a game, and after SpongeBob loses, he slips up and says that "word". Patrick goes to tell on SpongeBob but says the "word" too, and they tell on each other. Mr. Krabs prepares to punish the two when he trips on a stone and in a fit of pain, says all thirteen "bad words". SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs go to tell Mama Krabs on each other, and all of them end up having to paint her house in punishment.|
|38b||18b||"Artist Unknown"||Sean Dempsey||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Mark O'Hare||Walt Dohrn & Paul Tibbitt (directors)|
Carson Kugler, William Reiss, & Erik Wiese
|September 21, 2001||5571-174|
|Squidward becomes an art teacher at the rec center where SpongeBob is his only student, much to his dismay. SpongeBob produces impressive works, but Squidward scoffs his masterpieces and refuses to acknowledge his talent, causing SpongeBob to lose his spirits. An art collector named Monty P. Moneybags arrives and Squidward passes off one of SpongeBob's statues, reminiscent of David, as his own. However, the statue accidentally breaks and Squidward needs SpongeBob back to recreate it. Unfortunately, SpongeBob can't make it again, causing Squidward to give up and break everything. He inadvertently creates the same sculpture yet storms out of the building in anger without seeing it, to which a janitor ends up taking the credit for the sculpture.|
|39a||19a||"Jellyfish Hunter"||Andrew Overtoom||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Mark O'Hare||Walt Dohrn & Paul Tibbitt (directors)|
Carson Kugler, William Reiss, & Erik Wiese
|September 28, 2001||5571-181|
|SpongeBob gives a customer at the Krusty Krab one of his custom-made Jelly Krabby Patties. The customer loves it, so Mr. Krabs got SpongeBob to catch all the jellyfish to produce more Jelly Patties. A blue jellyfish brings SpongeBob to a factory to see that the jellyfish he caught are being mistreated by Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob frees the jellyfish and they get their revenge on Krabs.|
|39b||19b||"The Fry Cook Games"||Tom Yasumi||Dan Povenmire, Jay Lender, and Merriwether Williams||Jay Lender and Dan Povenmire (directors)||September 28, 2001||5571-171|
|At the Fast Food Coliseum, the Fry Cook Games (a fast food-themed sports competition) commence. The main event is a bitter rivalry between Mr. Krabs and Plankton—fast food competitors and former Fry Cook Games athletes. SpongeBob is going to compete in the games representing the Krusty Krab, but Plankton enters the contest with Patrick representing him. The two become bitter rivals during the games, but during the last event, they become friends again when each is revealed to be wearing the other's respectively colored underpants.|
|40a||20a||"Squid on Strike"||Tom Yasumi||Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Mark O'Hare||Walt Dohrn & Paul Tibbitt (directors)|
Carson Kugler, William Reiss, & Erik Wiese
|October 12, 2001||5571-185|
|Squidward and SpongeBob go on labor strike after Mr. Krabs forces them to pay unfair fees. The strike doesn't work, mainly because of SpongeBob's misinterpretations of the actions, and actually attracts customers to the Krusty Krab. One night, Mr. Krabs and Squidward have a long and hard negotiation, and things looks like they will work out, but the next morning, it is revealed that SpongeBob destroyed the Krusty Krab in rebellion. Squidward and SpongeBob regain their jobs, and have to work for Mr. Krabs forever to pay off the damages.|
|40b||20b||"Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm"||Sean Dempsey||Jay Lender, Dan Povenmire, and Merriwether Williams||Jay Lender and Dan Povenmire (directors)||October 12, 2001||5571-180|
|An "Alaskan bull-worm" terrorizes Bikini Bottom, and Sandy volunteers to go after it because it ate her tail. SpongeBob keeps trying to stop Sandy from going, but she persists. They find the worm and Sandy successfully ties it in a knot and gets her tail back. SpongeBob reveals that the "worm" is actually the tongue of the real worm, and the worm is huge. Sandy and SpongeBob sprint away and it gives chase. They get to safety after the worm charges off a cliff and plummets down the chasm, then they head back home. Unbeknownst to them, Patrick and everybody in Bikini Bottom have moved the city to a new location at the bottom of the cliff so it will be safe from the worm. The worm then lands on top of the city and destroys it, emitting the word "ouch".|
The DVD boxset for season two was released by Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon in the United States and Canada on October 19, 2004, one year after the season had completed broadcast on television. The DVD release features bonus materials including audio commentaries, storyboards, and featurettes. In 2005, the DVD compilation was nominated at the 9th Golden Satellite Awards for Best Youth DVD, although did not win.
|SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete 2nd Season|
|Set details||Special features|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|October 19, 2004||October 23, 2006||November 30, 2006|
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