SpongeBob SquarePants
Season 3
SpongeBob Season 3 DVD original version
The original cover to the DVD set.
Original run: October 5, 2001 – October 11, 2004
# of episodes: 37
DVD release: September 27, 2005
Previous season: 2
Next season: 4

This article is a list of episodes from the third season of SpongeBob SquarePants. It began on October 5, 2001 with "Just One Bite" and "The Bully" and ended on October 11, 2004, with the televised premiere of "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler" and "Pranks A Lot". This was the final season of the series produced before the release of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.


# Title card Title Airdate
41 The Algae's Always Greener The Algae's Always Greener March 15, 2002
Plankton tries to see how better Mr.Krabs' life is, but isn't!
SpongeGuard on Duty SpongeGuard on Duty March 15, 2002
SpongeBob becomes a lifeguard.
42 Club SpongeBob Club SpongeBob July 12, 2002
SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward are flung into the Kelp Forest.
My Pretty Seahorse My Pretty Seahorse July 12, 2002
SpongeBob adopts a stray seahorse.
43 The Bully The Bully October 12, 2001
Flatts the Flounder joins SpongeBob's boating class.
Just One Bite Just One Bite October 12, 2001
Squidward says he hates Krabby Patties.
44 Nasty Patty Nasty Patty March 1, 2002
SpongeBob and Mr.Krabs make a tainted Krabby Patty.
Idiot Box Idiot Box March 1, 2002
Patrick and SpongeBob buy a giant flat screen TV just so they can play with the box.
45 Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV January 21, 2002
SpongeBob plays with Mermaidman's secret utillity belt.
Doing Time Doing Time January 21, 2002
Mrs.Puff goes to jail but SpongeBob and Patrick try to break her out.
46 Snowball Effect Snowball Effect February 23, 2002
SpongeBob and Patrick have a snowball fight.
One Krabs Trash One Krabs Trash February 23, 2002
Mr.Krabs sells SpongeBob a soda drink hat.
47 As Seen on TV As Seen on TV March 8, 2002
The Krusty Krab airs it's first commercial.
Can You Spare a Dime Can You Spare a Dime? March 8, 2002
Squidward quits his job.
48 No Weenies Allowed No Weenies Allowed March 15, 2002
SpongeBob tries to get into the Salty Spitoon
Squilliam Returns Squilliam Returns March 15, 2002
Squidward tricks Squilliam Fancyson into thinking he has a five star restraunt.
49 Krab Borg Krab Borg March 29, 2002
Squidward and SpongeBob think Mr.Krabs is a robot.
Rock-A-Bye Bivalve Rock-a-Bye Bivalve March 29, 2002
SpongeBob and Patrick care for a baby scallop.
50 Wet Painters Wet Painters May 10, 2002
SpongeBob and Patrick paint the inside of Mr.Krabs' house.
Krusty Krab Training Video Krusty Krab Training Video May 10, 2002
A training video for future employees of the Krusty Krab.
Party Pooper Pants
Party Pooper Pants May 17, 2002
SpongeBob throws a party.
52 Chocolate with Nuts Chocolate with Nuts June 1, 2002
Patrick and SpongeBob sell chocolate bars.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V June 1, 2002
Barnacleboy joins the dark side.
53 New Student Starfish New Student Starfish September 20, 2002
Patrick joins SpongeBob's boating school.
Clams Clams September 20, 2002
A clam eats Mr.Krabs millionth dollar.
Ugh (SpongeBob BC)
Ugh March 5, 2004
What happened to SpongeBob's, Patrick's, and Squidward's prehistoric ancestors.
55 The Great Snail Race The Great Snail Race January 24, 2003
Bikini Bottom holds a snail race.
Mid-Life Crustacean Mid-Life Crustacean January 24, 2003
Mr.Krabs thinks he's old.
56 Born Again Krabs Born Again Krabs October 4, 2003
Mr. Krabs encounters The Flying Dutchman.
I Had an Accident I Had an Accident October 4, 2003
SpongeBob breaks his butt while sand-sledding.
57 Krabby Land Krabby Land April 3, 2004
Mr. Krabs builds a junky playground.
The Camping Episode The Camping Episode April 3, 2004
SpongeBob and Patrick go camping on SpongeBob's front lawn, to Squidward's dismay.
58 Missing Identity Missing Identity January 19, 2004
SpongeBob loses his name tag.
Plankton's Army Plankton's Army January 19, 2004
Plankton gathers his relatives to help him steal the Krabby Patty formula.
The Sponge Who Could Fly
The Sponge Who Could Fly March 21, 2003
SpongeBob wishes to fly with the jellyfish.
60 SpongeBob Meets the Strangler SpongeBob Meets the Strangler October 11, 2004
A criminal attempts to get revenge on SpongeBob.
Pranks A Lot Pranks a Lot October 11, 2004
SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally turn themselves invisible with invisibility spray.

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