Series information
Season: 2
3 (Starting October 5)
Episodes Premiered: 25
Previous Year: 2000
Next Year: 2002

Year 2001 was a common year starting on Monday. This is the first year of SpongeBob to have a 3-month hiatus. This one was from May 5 to August 14. Other years that had 3-month hiatuses include 2002, 2003, and 2005. Shanghaied aired on March 9, 2001, but its partner episode, Gary Takes a Bath didn't air for another 2 years until July 26, 2003. 2001 was also the first year to have a premiere week of episodes, starting with Survival of the Idiots and Dumped on March 5, 2001 and ending with Shanghaied on March 9.

Strictly speaking, 2001 was the 1st year of the 3rd millennium and the 1st year of the 21st century, and the second year of the 2000's decade. In Popular terms and common usage however, the year 2001 was the 2nd year of the 2000's decade, the 2nd year of the 21st century and the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium, the first year of all three distinctions being 2000.

Date Event(s)
February 17 Wormy and Patty Hype premiered.
March 5 Survival of the Idiots and Dumped premiered.
March 6 Grandma's Kisses and Squidville premiered.
March 7 No Free Rides and I'm Your Biggest Fanatic premiered.
March 8 Pressure and The Smoking Peanut premiered.
March 9 Shanghaied premiered.
March 14 Legend of the Lost Spatula was released.
May 5 Prehibernation Week and Life of Crime premiered.
July 1 A Christmas Coral was published.
August 13 SuperSponge was released in Europe.
August 14 Original Theme Highlights was released.
September 7 The Secret Box and Band Geeks premiered.
September 21 Sailor Mouth and Artist Unknown premiered.
September 24 Operation Krabby Patty was released.
September 28 Jellyfish Hunter and The Fry Cook Games premiered.
October 5 Just One Bite and The Bully premiered.
October 12 Squid on Strike and Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm premiered.
November 5 SuperSponge was released in the United States.
November 30 Procrastination and I'm with Stupid premiered.

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