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1. The Algae's Always Greener

2. SpongeGuard on Duty

3. Club SpongeBob

4. My Pretty Seahorse

5. Just One Bite

6. The Bully

7. Nasty Patty

8. Idiot Box

9. Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy IV

10. Doing Time

11. Snowball Effect

12. One Krabs Trash

13. As Seen on TV

14. Can You Spare a Dime?

15. No Weenies Allowed

16. Squilliam Returns

17. Krab Borg

18. Rock-A-Bye Bivalve

19. Wet Painters

20. Krusty Krab Training Video

21. Party Pooper Pants (Part 1)

22. Party Pooper Pants (Part 2)

23. Chocolate with Nuts

24. Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy V

25. New Student Starfish

26. Clams

27. Ugh (Part 1)

28. Ugh (Part 2)

29. The Great Snail Race

30. Mid-Life Crustacean

31. Born Again Krabs

32. I Had an Accident

33. Krabby Land

34. The Camping Episode

35. Missing Identity

36. Plankton's Army

37. The Sponge Who Could Fly (Part 1)

38. The Sponge Who Could Fly (Part 2)

39. SpongeBob Meets The Strangler

40. Pranks a Lot


  • During production of the previous season, Nickelodeon already renewed SpongeBob SquarePants for a third season on September 20, 2000, due to the show's high ratings across basic cable television
  • Hillenburg halted production on the show to work on the 2004 film adaptation of the series, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. After production on the film, Hillenburg resigned from the show as its showrunner and appointed staff writer Paul Tibbitt to overtake the position. Season 3 was originally set to end the series after the release of the first film, but Nickelodeon denied the series from ending, leading to a fourth season.


  • There were three years and six days between the airing of the season 3 premiere and finale.
  • To date, this is the only season in which the music tracks "Gator" and "Hello Blues" do not play.
  • Most episodes in this season were produced in 2001 and 2002, and most aired in 2002, due to production of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Some episodes were aired in 2003 and 2004.
  • * "Just One Bite" and "The Bully" are the only episodes to premiere in 2001.