SpongeBob SquarePants (season 12)

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SpongeBob SquarePants
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes26
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Original releaseNovember 11, 2018 (2018-11-11) –
present (present)
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List of SpongeBob SquarePants episodes

The twelfth season of SpongeBob SquarePants first started showing on television on November 11, 2018. It was first announced on May 23, 2017.[1] The season started with the episode "FarmerBob" and has not stopped yet. Only one episode was shown on television before Stephen Hillenburg, the show's creator, died on November 26, 2018. Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller are the showrunners for this season.

Episodes[change | change source]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [2][3]Directed by [a]Written by [a]Storyboarded byOriginal air date [2][3]U.S. viewers
(millions)
242a1a"FarmerBob"Alan SmartLuke BrookshierJohn Trabbic, Dave Cunningham (director)November 11, 2018 (2018-11-11)1.40[4]
SpongeBob and Patrick work at Old Man Jenkins' farm.
242b1b"Gary & Spot"Andrew OvertoomAndrew GoodmanBrian Morante, Sherm Cohen (director)June 27, 2019 (2019-06-27)1.21[5]
Sandy narrates what Gary and Spot (Plankton's pet) are doing.
243a2a"The Nitwitting"Tom YasumiKazKelly Armstrong, Adam Paloian (director)January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13)1.05[6]
Patrick gets SpongeBob to join a group made by dumb people.
243b2b"The Ballad of Filthy Muck"Alan SmartKazFred Osmond, Dave Cunningham (director)January 20, 2019 (2019-01-20)0.95[7]
Patrick plays in so much trash that he turns into a monster named Filthy Muck.
244a3a"The Krusty Slammer"Andrew OvertoomAndrew GoodmanJohn Trabbic, Sherm Cohen (director)January 27, 2019 (2019-01-27)1.24[8]
Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a jail.
244b3b"Pineapple RV"Tom YasumiLuke BrookshierBrian Morante, Adam Palooan (director)TBATBD
SpongeBob turns his pineapple house into a car to transport Squidward to see a flower he likes.
245a4a"Gary's Got Legs"Andrew OvertoomLuke BrookshierFred Osmond, Dave Cunningham (director)July 27, 2019 (2019-07-27)1.21[5]
SpongeBob gives Gary arms and legs, but SpongeBob can not keep up with him.
245b4b"King Plankton"Alan SmartKazJohn Trabbic, Sherm Cohen (director)June 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)0.97[9]
Plankton takes control of SpongeBob's aquarium.
246a5a"Plankton's Old Chum"Andrew OvertoomKazFred Osmond, Dave Cunningham (director)November 30, 2019 (2019-11-30)1.10[10]
Plankton hides chum across Bikini Bottom.
246b5b"Stormy Weather"Tom YasumiMr. LawrenceBrian Morante, Adam Paloian (director)June 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)0.97[9]
SpongeBob finds a small storm cloud and has to keep it away from a weatherman who wants it gone.
247a6a"Swamp Mates"Tom YasumiLuke BrookshierBenjamin Arcand, Sherm Cohen (director)April 11, 2020 (2020-04-11)0.89[11]
Bubble Bass and Patrick get lost in a swamp while trying to find an action figure.
247b6b"One Trick Sponge"Andrew OvertoomMr. LawrenceJohn Trabbic, Sherm Cohen (director)April 11, 2020 (2020-04-11)0.89[11]
SpongeBob learns a card trick but cannot find anyone to show it to.
248a7a"The Krusty Bucket"Tom YasumiMr. LawrenceJohn Trabbic, Dave Cunningham (director)July 29, 2019 (2019-07-29)1.09[12]
Plankton makes a clone of Mr. Krabs and himself together, but both Mr. Krabs and Plankton lose their restaurants.
248b7b"Squid's on a Bus"Tom YasumiMr. LawrenceJohn Trabbic, Dave Cunningham (director)July 29, 2019 (2019-07-29)1.28[13]
Squidward becomes a bus driver and likes it. He is annoyed when SpongeBob and Patrick get on the bus.
249a8a"Sandy's Nutty Nieces"Michelle Bryan and Alan SmartLuke BrookshierFred Osmond, Adam Paloian (director)June 29, 2019 (2019-06-29)0.94[14]
SpongeBob wants to babysit Sandy's three nieces, but Sandy's nieces do not like SpongeBob.
249b8b"Insecurity Guards"Tom YasumiLuke BrookshierJohn Trabbic, Dave Cunningham (director)June 29, 2019 (2019-06-29)0.94[14]
SpongeBob and Patrick become security guards for an art museum while Squidward tries to put a painting up.
250a9a"Broken Alarm"Alan SmartBen GruberKelly Armstrong, Adam Paloian (director)July 6, 2019 (2019-07-06)1.36[15]
SpongeBob breaks his alarm clock, and no other alarm clock can wake him up on time.
250b9b"Karen's Baby"Andrew OvertoomBen GruberKelly Armstrong, Sherm Cohen (director)July 6, 2019 (2019-07-06)1.09[12]
Karen adopts a baby.
251a10a"Shell Games"Tom YasumiAndrew GoodmanFred Osmond, Dave Cunningham (director)March 7, 2020 (2020-03-07)0.80[16]
Patrick learns that his house is a sea turtle.
251b10b"Senior Discount"Michelle Bryan, Alan Smart, and Tom YasumiAndrew GoodmanJohn Trabbic, Sherm Cohen (director)July 6, 2019 (2019-07-06)1.36[15]
Old Man Jenkins causes trouble at the Krusty Krab.
252a11a"Mind the Gap"Andrew OvertoomMr. LawrenceBrian Morante, Adam Paloian (director)July 6, 2019 (2019-07-06)1.14[17]
Squidward closes the gap between SpongeBob's teeth, which makes SpongeBob act cooler.
252b11b"Dirty Bubble Returns"Tom YasumiMr. LawrenceKelly Armstrong, Dave Cunningham (director)November 23, 2019 (2019-11-23)1.07[18]
The Dirty Bubble turns clean and gets a job as the Krusty Krab's dishwasher.
253a12a"Jolly Lodgers"Andrew OvertoomKazJohn Trabbic, Adam Paloian (director)March 7, 2020 (2020-03-07)0.80[16]
Squidward goes to a hotel because his house is infested. However, SpongeBob and Patrick meet him at the hotel for a convention.
253b12b"Biddy Sitting"Michelle Bryan and Alan SmartKazMark Ackland, Adam Paloian (director)February 8, 2020 (2020-02-08)0.94[19]
SpongeBob and Patrick babysit an old lady who tries to escape them.
256a15a"SpongeBob in RandomLand"Michelle Bryan and Alan SmartKazFred Osmond, Adam Paloian (director)September 21, 2019 (2019-09-21)1.43[20]
SpongeBob and Squidward must deliver a Krabby Patty to a town that is random.
256b15b"SpongeBob's Bad Habit"Andrew OvertoomLuke BrookshierKelly Armstrong, Dave Cunningham (director)September 21, 2019 (2019-09-21)1.43[20]
SpongeBob cannot stop biting his nails.
257a16a"Handemonium"Alan Smart and Tom YasumiMr. LawrenceBrian Morante, Adam Paloian, and Sherm Cohen (director)November 23, 2019 (2019-11-23)1.07[18]
The glove on top of the Chum Bucket walks around town, so SpongeBob gets his friend Hans (a hand that shows up in the theme song) to stop the Chum Bucket glove.
257b16b"Breakin'"Tom YasumiAndrew GoodmanBrian Morante, Sherm Cohen (director)September 14, 2019 (2019-09-14)1.14[17]
SpongeBob takes his first break from work.
258a17a"Boss for a Day"Alan SmartAndrew GoodmanJohn Trabbic, Sherm Cohen (director)July 17, 2020N/A
Mr. Krabs gets an injury during work, so SpongeBob must be the boss of the Krusty Krab.
258b17b"The Goofy Newbie"Tom YasumiKazKelly Armstrong, Dave Cunningham (director)September 28, 2019 (2019-09-28)1.28[13]
Patrick gets a job at the Goofy Goober's because he wants free ice cream.
259a18a"The Ghost of Plankton"Alan SmartMr. LawrenceBrian Morante, Adam Paloian (director)October 12, 2019 (2019-10-12)1.00[21]
Plankton becomes a ghost to steal the formula for Krabby Patties. The Flying Dutchman teaches him how to act as a ghost.
261a20a"Lighthouse Louie"Alan SmartLuke BrookshierJohn Trabbic, Adam Paloian (director)TBATBD
SpongeBob cleans Mrs. Puff's lighthouse. He finds a snail inside, who he takes care of.
261b20b"Hiccup Plague"TBATBATBATBATBD
The hiccups spread around Bikini Bottom.
262a21a"A Cabin in the Kelp"Michelle BryanKazKristen Morrison, Sherm Cohen (director)October 12, 2019 (2019-10-12)1.00[21]
Sandy, Karen, and Mrs. Puff take Pearl to a cabin in the woods to prank her.
262b21b"The Hankering"Alan SmartAndrew GoodmanFred Osmond, Adam Paloian (director)November 30, 2019 (2019-11-30)1.00[21]
Mr. Krabs becomes hungry for chum.
263a22a"Who R Zoo?"Michelle Bryan and Tom YasumiMr. LawrenceJohn TrabbicFebruary 8, 2020 (2020-02-08)0.94[19]
SpongeBob creates a zoo made out of bubbles.
263b22b"The Kwarantined Krab"TBATBATBATBATBD
26625"Escape from Beneath Glove World"Alan Smart and Tom YasumiMr. LawrenceBrian Morante, Sherm Cohen, and Dave Cunningham (director)January 18, 2020 (2020-01-18)1.25[22]
SpongeBob and Patrick get sent to the Glove World jail, leading to an escape.
267a26a"Krusty Koncessionaries"TBATBATBANovember 7, 20200.66
SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs go to a concert to sell Krabby Patties.
267b26"Dream Hoppers"TBATBATBANovember 7, 20200.66
SpongeBob explores his neighbors' dreams.

Special[change | change source]

Title [2][3]Directed by [a]Written by [a]Storyboarded byOriginal air date [2][3]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
"SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"Michelle Bryan, Alan Smart, Tom YasumiKaz and Mr. LawrenceBrian Morante, Fred Osmond, Sherm Cohen, Dave Cunningham, and Adam Paloian (director)July 12, 2019 (2019-07-12)8931.83[23]
SpongeBob and Patrick take a tour out of the water, while the people in Bikini Bottom get a surprise party ready for SpongeBob. This episode is a celebration of SpongeBob's 20th anniversary.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Information is taken from the opening credits of each episode.

References[change | change source]

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