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This is a list of episodes in the ninth season of SpongeBob SquarePants.

This season marks the show's transition to HD (high definition) by now having all episodes produced in a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. Prior to this season, only two episodes had been produced in widescreen - "Truth or Square" in Season 6, and "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" in the previous season.

Notably, it is the longest-running season of the show, spanning over the course of over five years, which also makes it the longest-running season of any Nicktoon (or any American cartoon, for that matter). The biggest reason for this is because the season halted production midway through (between "SpongeBob You're Fired" and "Lost in Bikini Bottom") to complete production on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. As a result, the following season, which was originally intended to premiere in 2014, was delayed to 2016.

Episodes

Title Card # Title Airdate
Extreme Spots 179a "Extreme Spots" July 21, 2012
SpongeBob and Patrick are dying to join Johnny Krill's extreme sports team.
Squirrel Record 179b "Squirrel Record" July 21, 2012
Sandy tries to break a number of world records.
Patrick-Man 180a "Patrick-Man!" October 27, 2012
Patrick becomes a superhero and plans to clean up Bikini Bottom.
S09E02B-Gary's-New-Toy-Titlecard 180b "Gary's New Toy" October 14, 2012
SpongeBob must take drastic measures when Gary becomes obsessed with his new red ball.
S09E03A-License-to-Milkshake-Titlecard 181a "License to Milkshake" September 7, 2012
SpongeBob returns to the Milkshake Academy after discovering his milkshake license has expired.
Title-SquidBaby 181b "Squid Baby" September 3, 2012
A head injury makes Squidward think he's a baby, and SpongeBob and Patrick must look after him.
S09E04A-Little-Yellow-Book-Titlecard 182a "Little Yellow Book" March 2, 2013
Squidward finds SpongeBob's diary and reads in front of everyone in the Krusty Krab.
S09E04B-Bumper-to-Bumper-Titlecard 182b "Bumper to Bumper" November 17, 2012
Mrs. Puff tries a new method to try and get SpongeBob to pass his boating test.
S09E05A-Eek-An-Urchin!-Titlecard 183a "Eek, An Urchin!" October 27, 2012
The Krusty Krab Crew have a problem on their hands when SpongeBob finds an urchin.
Squid Defense 183b "Squid Defense" January 1, 2013
After Squidward's groceries are stolen, SpongeBob and Sandy teach him karate to protect himself.
Jailbreak 184a "Jailbreak!" March 16, 2013
Plankton is in jail, but he teams up with his cellmates to break out, and steal the Krabby Patty formula.
S09E06B-Evil-Spatula-Titlecard 184b "Evil Spatula" March 9, 2013
Plankton gives SpongeBob a new spatula, and SpongeBob starts to believe that it's magic.
It Came from Goo Lagoon 185 "It Came from Goo Lagoon" February 17, 2014
A Giant Super Goo Bubble has formed over Goo Lagoon, scaring Bikini Bottom!
Title-SafeDepositKrabs 186a "Safe Deposit Krabs" May 25, 2013
Mr. Krabs gets trapped in Bikini Bottom's new bank. It's going to be up to SpongeBob and Patrick to save him.
Plankton's Pet 186b "Plankton's Pet" January 19, 2013
After another failed attempt to steal the formula, Plankton decides that he wants a pet to help him.
Don't Look Now Titlecard 187a "Don't Look Now" October 14, 2013
SpongeBob and Patrick watch a horror movie, and become convinced that the villain of the movie is after them.
Seance Shmeance Title card 187b "Séance Shméance" October 14, 2013
SpongeBob attempts to make contact with the holy Sandwich Spirits in order to uncover a long lost sandwich recipe.
Kenny the cat 188a "Kenny the Cat" March 29, 2014
SpongeBob looks up to the newest celebrity in town, Kenny the Cat, who can hold his breath for an incredible period of time.
Yeti krabs 188b "Yeti Krabs" March 29, 2015
Mr. Krabs' scary story about a Yeti Krab who eats lazy employees like Squidward causes SpongeBob to work in overdrive.
Title-SpongebobYoureFired 189 "SpongeBob You're Fired" Novmeber 11, 2013
When Mr. Krabs fires SpongeBob to save money, SpongeBob must find other work, at other restaurants.
Lost in Bikini Bottom title card 190a "Lost in Bikini Bottom" July 16, 2015
SpongeBob gets lost in Bikini Bottom after trying to a shortcut to work.
Tutor Sauce 190b "Tutor Sauce" July 16, 2015
Mr. Krabs tries to teach SpongeBob how to drive after he fails his driving test again.
Squid Plus One 191a "Squid Plus One" September 7, 2015
Squidward receives an invitation to an art gallery opening and scrambles to find a friend to take with him.
The Executive Treatment 191b "The Executive Treatment" September 7, 2015
While trying to order a special sandwich, Patrick gets swept up in the fast-paced world of business.
Company Picnic 192a "Company Picnic" September 25, 2015
Mr. Krabs throws a company picnic to boost morale, but Plankton hosts his own picnic on the same day.
Pull Up a Barrel 192b "Pull Up a Barrel" September 18, 2015
Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob tales from his old navy days.
Sanctuary! 193a "Sanctuary!" October 16, 2015
SpongeBob takes care of stray snails.
What's Eating Patrick? 193b "What's Eating Patrick?" October 2, 2015
Patrick enters a Krabby Patty-eating competition in order to defend Bikini Bottom's honor.
Patrick! The Game 194a "Patrick! The Game" November 11, 2015
Patrick invents a new board game and invites SpongeBob, Sandy, and Squidward to play it with him.
The Sewers of Bikini Bottom 194b "The Sewers of Bikini Bottom" November 11, 2015
After accidentally flushing Mr. Krabs' safe, SpongeBob and Squidward must go into the sewers to find it. Meanwhile, Mr. Krabs visits the new stadium, witch is having plumbing issues.
SpongeBob LongPants 195a "SpongeBob LongPants" February 15, 2016
SpongeBob starts wearing long pants, which causes his personality to change.
Larry's Gym 195b "Larry's Gym" February 15, 2016
When Larry the Lobster opens a new gym in Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob becomes his best customer
The Fishbowl 196a "The Fish Bowl" May 2, 2016
When Sandy tries to study SpongeBob and Patrick's behavioral patterns, her science experiment goes awry.
Married to Money 196b "Married to Money" May 3, 2016
After following Plankton's advise, Mr. Krabs decides to marry the only thing he ever loved - money.
Mall Girl Pearl 197a "Mall Girl Pearl" March 12, 2016
Pearl gets a job to be cool like her friends, but the only store that is hiring is the lamest store at the mall.
Two Thumbs Down 197b "Two Thumbs Down" March 12, 2016
SpongeBob loses the use of his thumbs.
198a 198a "Sharks vs. Pods" May 4, 2016
The next confrontation of the toughest guys in town, The Sharks, may be too much for SpongeBob to handle.
CopyBob DittoPants 198b "CopyBob DittoPants" May 5, 2016
Plankton clones SpongeBob to steal the secret formula, but his plans may be ruined by the original SpongeBob.
Sold! 199a "Sold!" May 6, 2016
SpongeBob and Patrick move away after they think their houses have been sold, which thrills Squidward.
Lame and Fortune 199b "Lame and Fortune" July 11, 2016
Plankton realizes that fortune cookies can predict the future, so he twists them to fit his own schemes.
Goodbye, Krabby Patty 200 "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" February 20, 2017
SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs seek business advice from an ad executive in Mr. Krabs' endeavor to launch a line of frozen Krabby Patties.
Sandy's Nutmare 201a "Sandy's Nutmare" July 12, 2016
Sandy creates an acorn food sensation, but her tree pays the price of her greed.
Bulletin Board 201b "Bulletin Board" October 1, 2016
SpongeBob puts up a community bulletin board, but anonymous reviews lead to trouble.
Vlcsnap-2016-07-13-15h24m00s322 202a "Food Con Castaways" July 13, 2016
The gang heads to a food convention, but things go awry when they get lost in the woods.
IMG 0845 202b "Snail Mail" October 22, 2016
SpongeBob lies to his penpal and continues the foul play when he visits.
Pineapple Invasion 203a "Pineapple Invasion" July 14, 2016
When SpongeBob hides the Krabby Patty formula in his house, Gary must protect it from Plankton.
Salsa Imbecilicus 203b "Salsa Imbecilicus" July 15, 2016
Sandy must save the day, after everyone in town becomes as stupid as Patrick.
Title-Mutiny on the krusty 204a "Mutiny on the Krusty" October 8, 2016
When a storm blows away the Krusty Krab, an insane Mr. Krabs has to guide his employees and customers back to their homes.
Title-The Whole Tooth 204b "The Whole Tooth" December 3, 2016
Patrick has to lose his last baby tooth, but he is frightened.

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