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This page is a list of episodes in the twelfth season of SpongeBob SquarePants, which was announced on May 5, 2017. Vincent Waller confirmed that it would consist of 26 episodes.

On June 21, 2017, Lori Alan confirmed on Instagram that voice-recording for season 12 had started, and shared a photo showing three words from an untitled season 12 episode script.

On August 18, 2017, Vincent Waller confirmed on Twitter that the first script of season 12 is finished, and shared a photo of the script, revealing Kaz as a writer of the episode. The title was hidden with Xs. It later turned out to be "Plankton's Old Chum".

"FarmerBob", the first episode produced and aired in this season, was the only one to premiere during Stephen Hillenburg's lifetime.

This was the last season of the show to have Stephen Hillenburg's involvement.

The episode "Kwarantined Krab" was pulled from airing due to its plot being too similar to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and was also left out of the season's DVD set.[1] Nickelodeon later told the IGN website that it decided not to air the episode in the United States or other territories where it has not yet aired over "sensitivities surrounding the global, real-world pandemic."[2] Vincent Waller has stated that the episode is not permanently shelved but is on hold until the pandemic is no longer a concern.[3][4]


# Title Card Title Original air date
(United States)
"FarmerBob" November 11, 2018
SpongeBob and Patrick spend a day working on Old Man Jenkins' farm.
Gary & Spot (High quality!).jpeg "Gary & Spot" July 27, 2019
Sandy narrates the nocturnal adventures of Gary and Spot.
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"The Nitwitting" January 13, 2019
Patrick inducts SpongeBob into his prestigious society of dullards and doofuses.
The Ballad of Filthy Muck Title.png "The Ballad of Filthy Muck" January 20, 2019
Patrick takes his grime to a new extreme, playing around in so much trash that he becomes unrecognizable.
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"The Krusty Slammer" January 27, 2019
Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a jailhouse after Plankton breaks the law, but crime only pays for so long.
Pineapple RV Title Card.png "Pineapple RV" July 17, 2020
SpongeBob and Patrick turn the pineapple into a mobile home to take Squidward on the road trip he deserves.
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"Gary's Got Legs" July 27, 2019
Gary is given a set of limbs to keep up with SpongeBob, but soon makes his owner look sluggish by comparison.
King Plankton (High Quality!).jpeg "King Plankton" June 22, 2019
Plankton practices ruling the world by shrinking himself down and declaring himself king of SpongeBob's aquarium.
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"Plankton's Old Chum" November 30, 2019
When Plankton's usual spot to dump his rotten chum is too full, he tricks SpongeBob into hiding it around the city.
Stormy Weather.png "Stormy Weather" June 22, 2019
SpongeBob befriends a small storm cloud, but has to protect it from a crazed weather man.
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"Swamp Mates" April 11, 2020
Bubble Bass finds himself stranded with Patrick in a mysterious swamp, looking for a lost action figure.
Polish 20200329 202412676.jpg "One Trick Sponge" April 11, 2020
SpongeBob learns a new trick but can't find an audience to show it to.
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"The Krusty Bucket" August 10, 2019
Plankton creates a hybrid clone of himself and Mr. Krabs, but neither restaurant is safe from the newcomer.
Soab.png "Squid's on a Bus" September 28, 2019
Squidward gleefully switches jobs with a bus driver for an easy ride… until SpongeBob and Patrick climb aboard.
"Sandy's Nutty Nieces" June 29, 2019
SpongeBob gets in over his head when he volunteers to babysit Sandy's three nieces.
Insecurity Guards (High Quality!).jpeg "Insecurity Guards" June 29, 2019
SpongeBob and Patrick volunteer as guards at the museum, while Squidward attempts to hang his painting unnoticed.
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"Broken Alarm" July 6, 2019
SpongeBob breaks his precious alarm clock, and nothing else is loud enough to wake him up on time.
Karen's Baby (High Quality!).jpeg "Karen's Baby" August 10, 2019
Karen quickly learns that kids grow up too fast after her new child arrives in the mail.
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"Shell Games" March 7, 2020
Patrick discovers that the rock he lives under is actually a sea turtle who overslept.
Senior Discount (High Quality!).jpeg "Senior Discount" July 6, 2019
Old Man Jenkins disrupts business as usual at the Krusty Krab, but Mr. Krabs can't find a way to kick him out.
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"Mind The Gap" September 14, 2019
Squidward closes the gap in SpongeBob's teeth, which causes a dramatic and unexpected change in his demeanor.
Dirty Bubble Returns.png "Dirty Bubble Returns" November 23, 2019
The newly reformed "Clean Bubble" takes a dish-washing job at the Krusty Krab, where he is tempted by the grime.
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"Jolly Lodgers" March 7, 2020
Squidward packs his suitcases as his house becomes infested, but a different kind of pest awaits him at the hotel.
Polish 20200304 174145634.png "Biddy Sitting" February 8, 2020
SpongeBob and Patrick are victims of a hoax and end up babysitting a grumpy old woman who tries to escape by all means.
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"SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" July 12, 2019[5]
SpongeBob and Patrick tour the surface world, while the rest of Bikini Bottom prepares a surprise party for SpongeBob.
"SpongeBob in RandomLand[note 1]" September 21, 2019
SpongeBob and Squidward take a delivery to a dreaded town where the laws of logic no longer apply.
Vlcsnap-2019-09-15-06-49-38-00002.png "SpongeBob's Bad Habit" September 21, 2019
SpongeBob can't stop biting his nails, but he also can't figure out why!
"Handemonium" November 23, 2019
Plankton's giant Chum Bucket glove runs wild in town, but SpongeBob has a handy friend to help them out.
Breakin.png "Breakin'" September 14, 2019
SpongeBob takes his first break ever at work, but how will he spend his precious time?
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"Boss for a Day" July 17, 2020
Mr. Krabs has an accident and leaves SpongeBob in charge of the Krusty Krab. What could go wrong?
101417ec-50c6-4de6-9fb7-420056b35d48.png "The Goofy Newbie" September 28, 2019
Patrick takes a job at the Goofy Goober when he finds out the employees get free ice cream.
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"The Ghost of Plankton" October 12, 2019
Plankton becomes a ghost to steal the secret formula, but requires a few lessons from the Flying Dutchman.
Polish 20200319 211818409.jpg "My Two Krabses" January 18, 2021
Mr. Krabs gets ready for a hot date, but SpongeBob and Patrick give him a little more help than he needs.
"Knock Knock, Who's There?" April 23, 2021
SpongeBob watches Mr. Krabs' house while he is away and goes to extreme measures to prevent burglary.
260b.jpg "Pat Hearts Squid" TBA
Squidward is forced to live at Patrick's house, but his dominant demeanor rubs off on Patrick more than desired.
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"Lighthouse Louie" January 18, 2021
SpongeBob cleans up the boating school's lighthouse, where he finds a cute but uncomfortable companion.
Hiccup Plague title card.png "Hiccup Plague" TBA
No one in Bikini Bottom is safe from a case of contagious hiccups.
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"A Cabin in the Kelp" October 12, 2019
The Gal Pals take Pearl to a cabin in the woods for a weekend of silly pranks.
Polish 20200304 172526473.jpg "The Hankering" November 30, 2019
Mr. Krabs has a secret taste for something... surprising.
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"Who R Zoo?" February 8, 2020
SpongeBob and Patrick create their own zoo made entirely of bubbles.
Kwarantined Krab title.jpg "Kwarantined Krab[note 2]" TBA
The Krusty Krab goes under emergency quarantine, but no one knows who carries the mysterious illness...
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"Plankton's Intern" April 30, 2021
Plankton needs help to steal the secret formula, so he hires an intern who knows more about Mr. Krabs than anyone else.
Patrick% 27s Tantrum title.jpg "Patrick's Tantrum" TBA
Nobody wants Patrick to have a tantrum.
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"Bubble Bass's Tab" April 9, 2021
Bubble Bass doesn't pay his tab after buying food at the Krusty Krab, so Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob and Squidward to his house to try and make him pay.
Kooky Cooks title.jpg "Kooky Cooks" April 9, 2021
After a disaster at a fancy restaurant, Mrs. Puff thinks Mr. Krabs is too cheap, so he hires SpongeBob and Squidward as waiters to impress her.
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"Escape from Beneath Glove World" January 18, 2020
SpongeBob and Patrick are sent to jail in the underground tunnels of Glove World!, leading to a daring escape.
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"Krusty Koncessionaires" November 7, 2020
Mr. Krabs has a secret plan to sell Krabby Patties at a very special concert venue, with an even more special band performing.
Dream Hoppers (Title Card).png "Dream Hoppers" November 7, 2020
SpongeBob explores the musical dream landscapes of his sleeping neighbors.



  1. The original version of "SpongeBob in RandomLand" features an image of Squidward with wide, bloodshot eyes, referencing a creepypasta known as "Squidward's Suicide" or "Red Mist." This scene was included in U.S. airings from September to November 2019, but it was later pulled and replaced with baby Squidward filling up his diaper. International airings retain the scene.[6]
  2. The coincidental timing of the episode with the COVID-19 pandemic led Nickelodeon to delay its release in the United States, with the network later stating it would not distribute the episode, though it had already aired in some territories.[7][8]