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(Sweet Victory fanfare)

- Chocolate?!

Chocolate!!!

- [Strider] Let's chat Spongebob.

In honor of the amazing Stephen Hillenburg,

who we recently lost to ALS,

I think we should look back at his creation:

Spongebob, a creation that's brought me,

and so many other people,

many pleasant memories.

Even in just animation alone,

there's something just unabashedly fun

and joyous about Spongebob

that always makes these lists fun to make.

So let's look back at the Top 10 Best Spongebob Episodes.

And pardon me if I do miss one of your favorites.

This could easily be a top 30!

So feel free to leave your own personal favorites in the comments.

(static)

- [Enter] So, Strider.

We finally meet.

- Ah, Enter.

The pleasure is mine.

I really do feel this is a list we should do together.

Spongebob has been...

a very important part

of both our channels.

- [Enter] I agree.

(swish) Let's do these episodes

some great justice.

- [Strider] Alright.

(cloth flapping Let's go.

Number ten...

"Ripped Pants".

This is an episode that just

gives me a warm feeling of goodness

from start to finish.

It's simple,

yet so elegant and beautiful in execution,

- [Enter] The first season gave us some pretty decent humor,

but it had a lot of creativity

and really good storytelling.

It also gave its fair share

of pretty good messages.

- [Strider] Yeah,

and those messages weren't

bashed over our heads.

They had an elegant subtlety to them.

In fact, "Ripped Pants" was probably

the first episode to give a strong message.

- [Enter] The main message here is pretty straightforward:

you shouldn't change yourself into something that you're not

just to make people like you.

- [Strider] Which it conveys through Spongebob.

He goes from enjoying his time with Sandy

to being worried that Sandy

won't want to hang out with him

to him discovering a one-trick way

to keep her enjoying his company.

- Ain't he the funniest

little sponge you ever saw?

(piano glissando)

- [Strider] And then exploiting it.

- ...except I ripped my pants!

(crowd laughing)

Everything our spongy friend goes through

is pretty typical for kids and young adults

trying to discover their identity.

- [Enter] In this case,

Spongebob comes across something funny

that gets others' attention.

But he overdoes the joke

until it's just mostly silly and annoying.

- Because I ripped my pants!

(laughing)

(thudding)

(angry muttering from crowd)

- [Strider] But it's portrayed in a very entertaining,

well-thought-out and well-paced manner.

It's even capped off with a catchy song

that backs up its meaning,

really bringing home a good message

but in a very funny way.

The tune is actually a Beach Boys parody,

which is a great choice.

"Ripped Pants" is like a kiss on the cheek

that made me laugh

and inspired me at the same time.

- [Enter] It was a great second episode for the show.

I'd argue that this was the first time

that viewers felt a genuine connection with Spongebob.

- [Strider] This episode taught me from the start

Stephen Hillenberg knew what he wanted his show to be,

and I consider it the first big success of Spongebob.

And for number nine...

"Sand Castles in the Sand".

I think you recommended this one,

didn't you, Enter?

- [Enter] Yeah, I did.

Although that was before Season 11 came around.

But I still rate this episode quite highly.

It's definitely a stand-out in Season 6,

the same one where we got

"House Fancy"'s ripped toenail,

whatever the hell "The Splinter" was,

and the less said about "Truth or Square",

the better.

- [Strider] Season 6 had its lousy moments,

but this episode really showed

a massive surge of creativity.

"Sand Castles" perfectly blends

the exaggerated tone of Season 6

with the creativity and uniqueness of the first three seasons.

- [Enter] Interestingly,

it keeps looking like this episode

is going to go awry at the start,

with Spongebob and Patrick annoying bystanders on a bus...

- ♪ Best friends are--

(tires screeching)

(thudding) - [Both] Ow.

- [Enter] And at the beach.

But they're quickly encouraged to do something

far less obnoxious.

- [Strider] And this is where things really pick up.

Essentially, Spongebob and Patrick

are just building sand castles.

But it slowly progresses into...

the great sand war of the ages!

Basically, what a good imagination

might picture in a regular sand castle war.

- [Enter] A bit like "Wet Painters",

a big reason this episode stands out

is because of the animation.

It gives us some really cool visuals.

The weaponry and the structures between these two,

they become progressively more advanced

as the sand battle goes on.

- [Strider] We go from medieval weapons

like lances, bows, and arrows

to current-day war weaponry

like planes, tanks, and auto-missiles.

- [Enter] It's really creative.

And unlike a lot of Season 6 episodes,

the gags actually work.

- [Strider] Patrick and Spongebob

are simply immersed in their game,

and as a result,

I get immersed in their game

right along with them.

And it's a blast!

- [Enter] "Sand Castles" is good evidence

that Season 6 could have been

a pretty good season.

A lot of the episodes seem to focus

on telling stories through animation.

But many also tried

to throw in gross-out humor.

This is the first time that it really felt

like Season 6 got it right.

(dramatic fanfare)

- Oh, hello!

And goodbye.

- [Strider] And for number eight...

"Scavenger Pants".

This one doesn't get mentioned a lot,

but to me personally,

it's a really special episode.

There are times when the comedy,

the timing, the characters,

the speed and charm of Spongebob

just all come together so succinctly.

And I think "Scavenger Pants"

is one of the best late-season examples of this.

It's simple yet beautifully absurd.

And the shamelessly over-the-top jokes

just all hit for me with this one

and leave me smiling.

- This rope is too short!

We need another one!

- [Patrick] Here!

- Thanks, Patrick!

Where'd you get another rope?

- From that rock!

(Patrick and Spongebob yelling)

- [Enter] It starts with Squidward dancing around.

But he is, of course,

interrupted by Spongebob and Patrick.

So he sends them on a scavenger hunt

to get rid of them.

Yet no matter how insane an item

he asks them to pick it up,

they still manage to get it.

- [Strider] There's so many good examples

of great comedy timing here.

(Squidward laughing)

(Squidward groaning)

(Squidward yelling)

(gasping)

- Oh...

(glass breaking)

- [Strider] They even bring in

the Loch Ness Monster at one point!

(growling and chomping)

Or look at this sign joke.

I mean, this joke is so obvious,

and yet it makes me chuckle every time!

I mean, of course Spongebob and Patrick

(chuckling) are going to choose the Badlands.

But all the way through,

I want to see Spongebob and Patrick succeed.

So it comes off as very charming.

Even tiny details

like the wordplay jokes are delightful.

- ...the rare Desert Sandwich!

- [Strider] The Sand Witch

was a character I really liked

despite her only being onscreen

for 15 seconds.

- No worries,

I used to work in an evil deli.

Ta-da!

- [Enter] Spongebob and Patrick

are actually on their scavenger hunt

for what appears to be months.

And it feels like we get a lot of different scenarios

in a very short time here.

- Squidward's brother?

(all shouting)

- [Strider] "Scavenger Pants" was almost like

an early Looney Tunes episode to me.

Squidward will linger just long enough

'till we get that comic satisfaction

from seeing him blown down by the door.

And the ending is one that has me

laughing out loud even six watches later,

so I won't spoil it for you.

- [Enter] Season 11 had

some really good episodes.

And episodes like "Scavenger Pants"

are proof that Spongebob

still has its moment of charm and brilliance.

Even today.

- [Strider] Number seven...

- My leg!

- [Strider] Pretty much ever since

the show started,

there's been a certain running joke

that both the fans and the show love to use.

- My leg!

(static)

(popping)

My leg!

(static)

My leg?!

(static)

- [Enter] It really was

only a matter of time

before they gave the joke its own episode.

Normally this kind of thing

could be considered self-indulgent.

But fans of the show

really seem to enjoy this one.

- [Striker] For such a simple running gag,

it really was given the golden treatment.

This episode's almost like

one big creative montage of gags

based on Fred's injuries.

(static) - My leg!

- [Strider] ...and Spongebob's injuries.

And a ton of...

leg-based comedy...

that surprisingly never feels repetitive.

And a lot of it comes

from just Spongebob's reactions

to Fred's daily life.

(tense music)

(Fred grunts)

(sawblades grinding)

- THIS is his job?!

(ripping) - THIS is his job?!

- [Enter] You see,

just about everything in Fred's daily life

puts his leg in major danger.

This leads to amazingly comical results.

- [Strider] And all these jokes come together nicely

in a well-executed and unexpected ending

that isn't necessarily sensible reasoning,

but it does explain why Fred is always hurting his leg,

adding a little extra depth

to this long-running joke.

- My leg!

- [Strider] It's an episode that reminds me

why I enjoy Spongebob.

They really can just do so much with so little.

I mean, not every show

can turn a running joke

about a guy hurting his leg

into a full episode that's funny,

well-constructed, and thoroughly entertaining.

Another fine example of Season 11

getting back on track.

- [Enter] A shame that it's partnered with "Ink Lemonade",

but that's a story for another day.

- ...and we should step on it.

It's almost time for her break.

- I'd say it's almost time for...

YOUR break!

(both laughing)

- [Strider] And the sixth-best Spongebob episode is...

"Wet Painters".

An episode about painting walls

turned into a thrilling, suspenseful epic.

How did they manage this?!

- [Enter] Well, that tends

to make the best kind of Spongebob episode:

the ones that turn a simple story

into something intriguing and memorable.

- [Strider] It's insane!

Despite Spongebob and Patrick painting walls,

I never know what to expect next with this episode.

- [French Narrator] Three hours later...

- Can you move it along?

I'm all out of time cards.

- [Enter] It's also

filled with some of the most memorable

imagery from the show.

But the best aspect of this episode

has to be the jokes.

They're just constantly fired at us,

and almost all of them are clever

and they toy with the viewer's expectations.

- First we need to set out the tarp.

- Tarp ahoy!

(dramatic fanfare and cloth flapping)

- We're gonna need more coverage, Patrick.

- [Strider] Like Spongebob's reaction

as Patrick slowly screws up their plan

over and over again with a dollar note.

Has me in stitches every time I see it.

- No!

(tense music)

Patrick--

no... why did you put it--

--AH! Grab it, Pat! Grab it!

Hurry! Hurry! I--

(sobbing) no, Pat, no...

- [Strider] There's just so many

classic jokes in this episode

that you're bound to laugh at at least one joke!

- [Enter] And scenes like

them trying to clean the paint off the dollar,

we actually get some jokes within jokes.

(Patrick screaming)

- Did it work?

- Nope!

- [Strider] And Krabs gets

just the right amount of karma back

for making Spongebob and Patrick paranoid

and not paying them a cent for the job,

making for a very satisfying conclusion.

The episode's also another great example

of how much humor this show can get

just from its animation.

Because the verbal jokes aren't anything that special,

but it's the overexaggerated animation that accompanies them

that makes them work so well.

I seem to discover more humor within "Wet Painters"

every time I watch it.

It's simply Spongebob comic gold.

- We're not cavemen!

We have technology.

(grunting and smashing)

- [Strider] And for number five...

"Sailor Mouth".

Hey, isn't this Jem Reviews's favorite episode?

- [Jem] It sure is!

I absolutely love this episode.

- [Enter] What the--?

- [Jem] Hey, how's it goin', Enter and Strider?

- [Strider] Ah, hey, Jem.

It's good to see you.

Wanna help review your favorite episode?

- [Jem] I'd be happy to!

If you want a textbook example

of how you can make an entire episode

that uses the exact same joke over and over spectacular,

then this is the episode you're looking for.

- [Strider] Yeah, it's probably

among the best examples of how Spongebob

can excel with one simplistic idea.

- [Jem] The whole episode

is about Spongebob and Patrick

learning a bad word and sharing it with the world.

Which may sound annoying on paper,

but I think it's among

the funniest episodes of the show!

- [Strider] And it's relatable, too.

At some point in many people's childhood,

they probably came across a word they didn't understand,

but thought it sounded cool,

only to find themselves shocking an adult

after repeating it.

- [Jem] It's a pretty relatable incident,

and this episode takes full advantage

of its relatability.

Also, the way Spongebob and Patrick discover the word

is alone a great subtle joke

about having a filthy mouth.

- [Strider] And the way Spongebob and Patrick

use the word and the subsequent reactions

are all very different and creative.

Despite all having the same punchline.

And Mr. Krabs's reaction

is an excellent portrayal of a parental reaction,

and sets up the ending

for when Mr. Krabs himself starts swearing.

- Ow, my (dolphin) foot!

What (dolphin) genius put a (dolphin) rock

in the (dolphin) path?!

Can't you see I got a (air horn) foot here?!

- [Jem] And speaking of the ending,

even if you can't understand a word they're saying,

the movements, the constant overlapping of censored words,

and Mr. Krabs trying to plead his case

visually in the background,

all of it is simply perfect.

- [Strider] It's like all these things

keep the other jokes in the scene fresh.

It's pure comedic insanity

and it works perfectly.

And it's really no surprise this episode was brilliant,

seeing as most of the staff

who worked on the first three seasons

came from Rocko's Modern Life,

which is one of the most adult kids' cartoons out there.

- [Jem] But am I the only one

who thought that the sounds coming out of their mouths

were the actual words they were using?

- Ah, (dolphin)!!!

(smacking)

- [Jem] I mean, I thought that's why

we never saw dolphin characters in the show;

because they were all banished for using filthy language.

Well, maybe that's the real reason Bubbles was the last of his tribe.

- [Strider] Well, either way,

it's a classic episode that many people can relate to.

I guess, in Bikini Bottom,

swearing does get you somewhere.

Thanks, Jem!

- [Jem] Anytime.

Thanks for having me, Strider.

- [Strider] Number four...

"Pizza Delivery".

This is a great example of Spongebob and Squidward

at their best and working off each other perfectly.

And as an ex-pizza guy,

I can say it hits the feelings of the job pretty well.

It's the perfect little jab

towards people who have worked these jobs.

Spongebob plays the upbeat new guy on the job

taken to the extreme.

In fact, he is absolutely hellbent

on getting this pizza to the customer,

even at the cost of his own health.

I mean, it's nothing more

than a simple pizza delivery job

between Spongebob and Squidward.

That's all they had to do!

Yet somehow, it turns

into a disastrous adventure,

where everything that could go wrong

does go wrong.

I'd actually call it a great example

of Spongebob's iconic incorruptible positivity,

but not to the extent where he simply seems

stupid or shallow.

- [Enter] Yeah, Spongebob actually seems

genuinely passionate and excited

about every individual customer that he serves.

- [Strider] It feels like he's actually

taking the time to care

about every individual person on the job.

(gust blowing)

- [Squidward] Let go of the pizza!

- No! It's for the customer!

- [Strider] JEEBUS, Spongebob!

Any pizza shack or restaurant

would be dying to have you on their staff!

- [Enter] Even tornadoes

and endless wandering through the desert later

he's still excited

and determined to get the pizza to the customer.

- [Strider] I mean, even when he's starving to death,

he STILL refuses to eat the pizza!

Just... wow.

That is dedication to a job.

I wanna hire Spongebob just so I can give him a raise!

- [Enter] Squidward, however,

plays the bitter guy who's

been there for far too long.

He's lost care for how well

of a job he does anymore,

and he just wants this delivery over with.

- Can't you just get Spongebob to do it?

- Great idea!

Take him with you.

(deep country voice) - ♪ Krusty Kraaaaaaaaab...

- [Strider] Something I also appreciate

about these early episodes is that at this point,

Squidward was begrudgingly along for the ride.

He often got more actively involved

in Spongebob's crazy ideas.

He doesn't even learn that much about Spongebob.

He just begrudgingly accepts

that Spongebob is going to be

endlessly cheery the whole way,

and just tolerates it.

And it makes Squidward a lot more likable.

- [Enter] What many people remember most

about this episode is how well it

portrays Squidward's morals.

It shows just how redeemable

Squidward can actually be.

Even though he may be cynical and bitter at times,

he still knows Spongebob doesn't deserve the treatment that he gets

after all of his hard work.

- [Strider] Exactly!

He recognizes Spongebob's care for each person

and stands up for him,

just wanting to give Spongebob the satisfaction

of one satisfied customer.

After starving and traveling the desert for...

days, I'm guessing?

- This one's on the house!

(splat) - This one's on the house!

- Did he change his mind?

- He sure did.

Ate the whole thing in one bite.

- No drink?

- No.

- [Strider] There's a sense of warmth and companionship

to these two at this point,

and I always found myself smiling at the end.

- [Enter] This episode remains one of the best examples

of how comedically synchronized this duo can be.

- No drink?

- No.

- [Strider] And the third best Spongebob episode is...

"Mimic Madness".

- Are we having fun yet, Squidward Tentacles?

(laughing)

- Oh, that's it!

I can't stand that perfect impression of me anymore!

- [Enter] "Mimic Madness"

was one of the standout hits of Season 10.

It's considered by many,

myself included,

to be one of the best episodes

of the entire show.

Not just of the later seasons.

- [Strider] Yeah.

I think a big reason for that is because

everything about it plays off the show's strengths.

(French accent) - 80,000 impressions later...

- [French narrator] Would you please stop imitating me?

It is starting to get very annoying.

- [Strider] Starting with what is easily

one of the show's strongest elements:

Tom Kenny, Spongebob's voice actor.

This man is a voice-acting guru

with a thousand voices up his sleeve.

His impressions of the other characters are spot-on,

and brings a lot of personal charm to them.

- Hey there, Patrick old buddy!

It's a shame they don't give more

for Tom Kenny to work with like this more often,

as his amazing voice, tones, and pitches

is part of what has constantly kept this show aloft

even in its worst times.

- I like to use science for good!

- Really?

I always use science for EVIL!

- [Enter] The animation is extremely creative.

When Spongebob changes from character to character,

it's very smooth.

The facial expressions are all great,

and it adds further humor

to what is already a fantastic performance.

- [Strider] And once again,

the episode gives us a delicious icing on the cake

with another excellent song.

- ♪ Who am I? -♪ I have a right to know

- ♪ Who am I?

Am I friend

- ♪ Or foe?

- [Strider] I like that this song

starts out very calm

then gets progressively more and more intense

before ending in the same calm it started in.

It's just like a perfect wave.

The music score is very polished,

and the lyrics are not only well-written,

there's a new impression almost every line!

I mean, that is a complicated song to record.

But again, this episode is putting faith in Tom Kenny.

They're trusting him to make it work,

and boy howdy, he sure does!

And the gang's method of bringing Spongebob back to his senses

is a nice little follow-up to the song.

It's great seeing their impressions of Spongebob

in such an over-the-top-manner,

but it also shows how much his friends truly know him,

which gives it more of that old Spongebob charm.

A charm factor that always mixes well into the comedy.

making for both memorable and relatable moments.

- [Enter] "Mimic Madness" plays to every single one

of the show's strengths.

and it's among the best all-around episodes of the show.

It's no surprise that this episode

brought many fans back to Spongebob.

- [Strider] And the second best Spongebob episode is...

- Chocolate?!

"Chocolate With Nuts".

- Chocolate!!!

"Chocolate With Nuts" is just pure Spongebob goodness.

It's the simplest setup in the world.

Spongebob and Patrick want to be rich entrepreneurs,

so they start selling chocolate.

And the creative little scenarios

of how they dramatically fail in this simple task

is both funny and brings a smile to my face.

- [Enter] Spongebob and Patrick go through

every single bit of salesperson hell here.

They come across crazy people,

better salespeople,

and customers who aren't just interested in what they're selling.

- Isn't that right, lover boy?

(bubbling) - Teehee. It tickles.

- [Strider] Something just always goes wrong for them!

Like, they can't even manage to sell one freaking chocolate bar

because they've been so severely swindled into buying bags

that they can't find a chocolate bar

within the bags of the bags.

But that's part of what makes a simple plot so great.

Because we're watching Spongebob and Patrick

slowly learn the process of sales,

whether it be bending the truth

outright lying,

being overly-friendly, hard-selling, you name it.

- Hello, young lady!

(Patrick giggling)

This is one of the episodes

that always brings me back

to what makes Spongebob so special to me.

Just watching Spongebob full-heartedly be himself,

run into problems,

and haphazardly deal with them

in his own spongy way.

I actually think if you went into a crowded place and yell...

- [Tom and Strider] "Chocolate!!!"

- [Strider] ...many people would understand

what you were referencing.

Before kicking you out, anyway.

But the "chocolate" scene isn't the only part

that people remember fondly.

Mary, her zombie-esque mother,

the sleazy sales guy,

all of them are just so memorable

because they all contribute in a big way to the episode

and the lessons learned.

- [Enter] None of these characters are used just as tools

to move along the plot.

They all have defined characters,

defined motives,

and they're all given something to do

that actually leads into affecting Spongebob and Patrick.

It's the show's writing at its finest.

- [Strider] Overall, "Chocolate With Nuts"

is a classic episode,

and for good reason.

I saw it once and have yet to forget it

even seventeen years later.

- One chocolate bar for the nice--

- [Tom] Chocolate!!!

- [Tom] Chocolate!!! - [Spongebob] ...lady.

- Chocolate!!! Chocolate!!!

- [Strider] And before we get to number one,

just a couple of quick Honourable Mentions.

"Suds".

Something I like about many of the good Spongebob episodes

is you can look back on them as an adult

and sometimes see a deeper meaning,

which is certainly the case with "Suds".

It basically teaches people

about the dangers of self-medicating.

The episode shows how trying

to make a condition of yours better

when you have no idea HOW to make it better

can actually make it worse.

But it also shows how you can realize

when you're getting worse.

- No bubbles!

(sniffs) Patrick, your treatment is working!

- You think so?

- Sure!

- [Strider] The Krusty Krab Training Video.

This is easily the most colorful,

unpredictable, and interesting training video

I've ever seen,

with a ton of good jokes crammed in.

But... augh!!

What is that formula?!

It's gonna send me as mad as Plankton!

- [Video narrator] Are you sure?

(Spongebob fretting)

- [Video narrator] Okay!

The secret formula i--

"Have You Seen This Snail?"

There are some great Spongebob specials out there

like "Dunces and Dragons" or "Friend or Foe",

but I think "Have You Seen This Snail?"

is a great combination of humor, storytelling,

and overall good feels.

I think a lot of people lost pets as kids.

I personally lost six mice and four guinea pigs...

and three fish and... two cats, and...

seven snails.

Anyway.

My incompetence aside,

I think losing a pet is a pretty relatable feeling to many people.

Normally I groan at the "lost pet" cliché in cartoons.

But this episode portrays it straightforward

and with no manipulation.

But I suspect what many people

remember most about this episode

is that really nice song.

I think it touches on notes

that both the young and the older can relate to.

I think it's the kind of song

that takes Spongebob out of just being

entertainment for kids.

and hits a universal emotional note.

"Squid Noir".

I think many animated kids' shows

have at least one noir-style episode,

but this episode perfectly combines

the craziness of the show

with that calmness and melancholy

of the noir style.

It even has some great parodies thrown in.

It gives the noir style the full treatment,

and it comes out with a fun little mystery

and a satisfying, albeit simple, ending.

- [Noir narrator] And that's how it ended.

Clarinet returned, case closed.

Another mystery solved by...

Squidward Tentacles: Jazz Detective.

- [Strider] Anyway, onto number one.

And the number one best Spongebob episode is...

- ♪ ...in this sweet, sweet

sweet victory, yeah...

- [Strider] I couldn't personally think of any other episode

that is more deserving of this spot than "Band Geeks".

I just love this episode.

It's essentially the magnum opus

of the first three seasons,

and is often the episode people associate

with the golden age of Spongebob.

- [Enter] Yeah, I have to agree.

So many moments of this episode

are very fondly remembered

by new and old fans,

and for good reason.

Some of these quotes are still being tossed around the Internet

even 18 years later.

- Is mayonnaise an instrument?

- No, Patrick.

Mayonnaise is not an instrument.

Horseradish is not an instrument either.

- [Strider] Its visual humor with the instruments

are still as funny today

as it was over a decade ago.

But most of all,

its ending!

By JEEBUS, that ending.

Every time I see this ending,

I get goosebumps.

The first time I watched it,

I shed a tear.

It's a freaking transcendent moment,

and it's freaking Spongebob.

- [Enter] The ending's probably the show's

most memorable moment of all time.

It's pretty much a standalone representation of the show.

And when you combine it

with that fact that this is the first time

we see Squidward truly succeed in his dream,

it makes it even more beautiful and iconic.

For all Squidward's torture,

all his suffering, bitterness, and failure,

this was truly his most golden, glorious moment.

- [Strider] And what I like

is every character is genuinely trying their best

to make this moment perfect.

And it's incredible seeing them all come together

in one beautiful, perfect moment.

And it's surprising,

because the rock star image

is not something you'd think these designs

would pull off so well!

- [Enter] Actually, "Sweet Victory"

wasn't even created for the show.

It was actually created by a rock singer

named David Glen Eisley.

But it certainly feels

like it was made just for this episode.

That's how fitting it is.

- [Strider] From the moment the episode first debuted,

viewers could feel that it was something special.

"Band Geeks" is a bit like a well-crafted song;

it has a consistent rhythm,

and it works in serious and humorous tones

in a way that flows harmoniously.

- [Enter] "Band Geeks" is easily

Spongebob's best episode.

Even 20 years later.

And it highlights the golden moment

that Spongebob stood out in animation history.

- [Strider] It's no surprise fans wanted

to see this song performed at the Super Bowl

as a tribute to Stephen Hillenburg.

Because I can't think of a more fitting episode

to sum up Hillenburg's talent and brilliance

than this episode right here.

I consider "Band Geeks"

the number one best Spongebob episode.

Whether we've got more good

or bad Spongebob episodes,

I think at this point,

Spongebob Squarepants has delivered

so much to animated comedy,

the timing and general feel of modern cartoons,

that I would actually call it timeless.

For all the average episodes we have had in mid seasons,

there's been enough timeless episodes over the years

that I can forgive the lousier episodes.

Spongebob remains one show

I'm always excited to review.

For the laughs, for the nostalgia,

and even sometimes for the feels.

And the reason this all happened

was Stephen Hillenburg.

He created Spongebob by combining two of his biggest passions:

marine biology and animation.

Every episode he took part in

felt like it had something extra thrown in.

Something that was noticeably absent

when he left the show the first time around.

In fact, every episode he worked on

felt like it had the same effort and passion

that Spongebob has.

Thanks, by the way, Enter.

This has been a way more fun and rich experience

with your help.

(cloth flapping) - [Enter] It was

a pleasure to help, Strider.

This was definitely an interesting experience.

I'd better head back to my channel.

I can already hear the robots uprising.

Until we meet again.

- [Strider] Until we meet again.

And as always,

thanks for watching,

and I'll see you next time.

(♪ Spongebob Squarepants closing theme)

The Description of Top 10 Best Spongebob Episodes (ft. TheMysteriousMrEnter)