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SpongeBob SquarePants is a series that has touched the hearts of countless people over the years, and with the news of series creator Stephen Hillenburg passing away, IGN staff decided to honor their legacy and choose the episodes. from SpongeBob SquarePants who have stayed with us since the series premiere.Below, you’ll find SpongeBob SquarePants’ six favorite IGN episodes. While it’s clear most of our staff haven’t kept watching SpongeBob’s final seasons, there is one episode in particular that stands out as the best of the best. Let us know if you agree!

“Wet painters”

First Air Date: May 10, 2002

Season 3, Episode 10a

When playing an intense game of Jenga, it’s always important to be in everyone’s face and yell “Watch out, SpongeBob” over and over again until someone who isn’t. not you breaks. I only have Patrick Star to thank for that. -Chris Shriver

“Krusty Krab training video”

First Air Date: May 10, 2002

Season 3, Episode 10b

My favorite episode has to be “Krusty Krab Training Video” from Season 3, especially the part where the announcer features Krabby Patty with what I can only describe as “scatting”. I was a latecomer in SpongeBob SquarePants, and that’s the first thing I saw on the show. Really emphasizes the absurd humor that always attracts me. – Jobert Atienza

HOOPLA. There’s not much more to say about this wonderfully narrated training video, which I find it hard to believe Mr. Krabs would pay to produce. The change in perspective in this episode made me want to join Plankton in stealing Krabby Patty’s coveted secret formula (this realistic Krabby Patty was so beautiful), and it was a fun way to learn more about the job. daily at Krusty Krabe. – Miranda Sanchez

“Krab Borg”

First Air Date: March 29, 2002

Season 3, Episode 9a

My favorite episode is where SpongeBob SquarePants thinks Mr. Krabs is a robot. As a child, I remember obsessing over the techno song Mr. Krabs loved on the radio. He called it his LITTLE BUDDY. – Jeffrey Vega

“Idiot box”

First aired: March 1, 2002

Season 3, Episode 4b

This is my favorite episode because it teaches us the power of our individual “eeemaggginnaatioonn (s)” and how really focusing your mind on something can make any obstacle seem achievable. – Chappy Wingo

“Gary is taking a bath”

First Air Date: March 9, 2001

Season 2, Episode 13b

Gary the snail has always been my favorite character and especially because of this episode. SpongeBob SquarePants make many unsuccessful attempts to get his sassy boyfriend to take a bath. The one-sided conversations he has with Gary gives you a better insight into their relationship, and any pet parent can understand that he argues and cheats on animals that behave badly when they don’t want to do something. – Amanda Flagg

“The geeks of the group”

First Air Date: September 7, 2001

Season 2, Episode 15b

SpongeBob SquarePants was a mainstay growing up and while I still scream, “He was number one!” In people regularly, my all-time favorite episode will always be the Bubble Bowl. This is when Squillium, Squidward’s nemesis (and total asshole) plays the Bubble Bowl and Squidward says his group plays there as well. Problem is, he doesn’t really have a band, so he’s a bunch of misfits and the rest is history. The episode is still recorded on my parents’ DVR. Thanks, Stephen Hillenburg! – Sydnee goodman

My favorite episode was “Band Geeks” due to the stellar Bubble Bowl performance and buildup – plus it had some amazing lines like “Is Mayonnaise an Instrument?” by Patrick Étoile. Squidward having to band together for the performance and seeing the unusual creatures of Bikini Bottom learn how to be performers is both hilarious and mind-blowing, especially once they get to the Bubble Bowl. Every time I went back to watch this episode I find myself laughing and enjoying it as much as the first time I watched it when I was younger. – Jack Waters

From the introduction by Squilliam Fancyson and “Is Mayonnaise an Instrument?” To Sweet Victory’s spectacular Bubble Bowl performance, “Band Geeks” remains one of my most cherished and cited episodes of the series. In 2001, at the age of 9, this episode taught me so much about teamwork, optimism, bravery and the satisfaction of a sweet, sweet victory. – Armando Torres

This is the quintessential SpongeBob episode because it’s the best sincere and goofy SpongeBob combo. Sure, there was a lot of great “group humor,” but the reason it stands out from the rest is that it’s an underdog story where you really root Squidward and see him triumph with one of the best. songs never played in the background. . – Barrett Courtney

What’s your favorite SpongeBob SquarePants episode? Share your favorite memories from the show in the comments below!