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Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year of the Gregorian calendar that started on a Wednesday. 1 episode is in 2001 hiatus. The creators needed time for film production. Gary Takes a Bath is the only episode that premiered in the Summer of 2003. Only 6 episodes premiered in 2003, making it the second shortest year of SpongeBob besides 2014.
2003 was the 3rd year of the 3rd millennium, 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2000's decade.