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2000
Series information
Season: 1 (until April 8)
2 (starting on October 26)
Episodes Premiered: 23
Chronology
Previous Year: 1999
Next Year: 2001

Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year of the Gregorian calendar that started on a Saturday. It was a century leap year. After "Hooky" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" premiered on April 8, 2000, no new episodes aired until October. This also happened in 2004. This will be the second and last time there were episodes in December until 2012, when "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" premiered.

Stricly speaking, 2000 was the 1000th and last year of the 2nd millennium, the 100th and last year of the 20th century and the 1st year of the 2000s decade. In popular terms and common usage however, the year 2000 is the 1st year of the 3rd millennium, the 1st year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2000s decade.

Date Event(s)
January 17 "Sleepy Time" and "Suds" premiered.
February 14 "Valentine's Day" and "The Paper" premiered.
March 4 "Help Wanted," "Reef Blower," and "Tea at the Treedome" premiered in Canada, marking the premiere of SBSP in Canada.
March 6 "Help Wanted," "Reef Blower," and "Tea at the Treedome" the pilot episodes, premiered in Norway thus marking the premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants in that country.
March 15 "Arrgh!" and "Rock Bottom" premiered.
March 20 The video game developer, Denki was founded.
March 22 "Texas" and "Walking Small" premiered.
March 28 "The Paper" premiered in Australia.
April 1 "Fools in April" and "Neptune's Spatula" premiered.
April 8 "Hooky" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" premiered.
July 3 SpongeBob's Nicktoon Summer Splash was ran for the first time.
August 1 Tea at the Treedome book was published.
August 26 "Squeaky Boots" premiered in Europe.
September 1 Naughty Nautical Neighbors (book) was published.
September 20 SpongeBob SquarePants got picked up for a 3rd season.
October 26 "Something Smells" and "Bossy Boots" premiered.
October 31 Nicktoons Racing was released on PC.
November 1 The Hall Monitor book was released.
November 2 "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Squid's Day Off" premiered.
November 16 "Big Pink Loser" and "Bubble Buddy" premiered.
November 27 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" and "Squirrel Jokes" premiered.
December 6 "Christmas Who?" premiered.
December 28 "Dying for Pie" and "Imitation Krabs" premiered.