A complete list of renamed episodes in SpongeBob SquarePants. Throughout the series, there have been some instances of episode titles getting renamed because either the creators didn't like the original title or the original title was deemed inappropriate. Note: Episodes with alternate names on the TV guide listings do not count. For an episode list with the official episode titles, see List of episodes.

Season 1

Season 2

  • "Bossy Boots" - This episode was originally going to be called "Working Pearl" but was changed to "Bossy Boots" for unknown reasons.
  • "Life of Crime" - Originally, this episode was titled "Partners in Crime," but it was later changed to this title while keeping the last word "crime." [citation needed]
  • "Survival of the Idiots" - According to the audio commentary, the original title was going to be "Survival of the Morons." It was changed to "Survival of the Idiots" for unknown reasons, most likely to more closely resemble the phrase "survival of the fittest".
  • "Shanghaied" - This episode was originally going to be called "You Wish." The Season 2 DVD Box set still keeps this title.
  • "Artist Unknown" - This episode was originally going to be named "Squidward's Cooking Class," but since Squidward dreamed of teaching art, this was changed. Hence, the fish appear thinking it's cooking class in the actual episode, but then leave.[citation needed]
  • "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" - The original name for this episode was "Alaskan Bull Worm." It was later changed for unknown reasons.

Season 3

  • "SpongeGuard on Duty" - This episode was formerly called "LifeguardBob HelpPants," and "Summer of Sponge."
  • "The Camping Episode" - This episode was originally going to be called "Squid Gets Mauled," but was then changed to "The Camping Episode," most likely because the original title of the episode was deemed too violent and unfriendly for kids.[citation needed]

Season 4

  • "Shell of a Man" - This episode was originally called "Molting" and "Shell Game"
  • "Have You Seen This Snail?" - The episode was originally known as "Where's Gary?" The DVD and VHS releases for this episode still refer to it by this title.
  • "Funny Pants" - This episode was originally called "Unfunny Pants".
  • "Enemy In-Law" - This episode was originally called "My Worst Friend's Wedding."
  • "All That Glitters" - This episode was originally titled "Obsession."[citation needed]
  • "Bummer Vacation" - This episode was originally going to be called "Bummer Summer," but the name was changed to "Bummer Vacation," most likely because SpongeBob was taking a vacation from work, not boating school.[citation needed]
  • "Rule of Dumb" - This episode was previously called "Starfish of Royalty," "King of the Idiots," and "King Patrick."[citation needed]

Season 5

  • "Spy Buddies" - The original title for this episode was called "SpyBob." Some TV guides and iTunes still use this title.

Season 6

  • To SquarePants or Not To title card
    "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants" - In some countries, the title is changed to "To SquarePants or Not to," because the original title is considered too long.
  • "Truth or Square" - The original title of this TV movie was "The Great Escape!" The book still labels this title.
  • "The Clash of Triton" - This episode was originally titled "Neptune's Party," and a title card for "Neptune's Party" was even made before they decided to change it to "The Clash of Triton."[2] The title card can still be seen in Lithuania, Asia, Germany, France, Norway, Poland, and all of Central and Eastern Europe.
    Neptune's Party

    Original title card.

Season 7

Season 8

  • "Frozen Face-Off" - The original title was "The Great Sleigh Race."[4] It may have been possible that they changed the name because the original name was similar to "The Great Snail Race."
  • "Squidward's School for Grown-Ups" - This episode was originally going to be called "Old Man Patrick" but the title was changed.
  • "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" - This episode was originally intended to be called "Plankton's Christmas Wish" and then "Tis The Season to Be Jerky."[citation needed] In Israel, it is still called "Plankton's Christmas Wish," instead of "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"

Season 9

  • "Lost in Bikini Bottom" - This episode was originally titled "The Shortcut."[5] The French and German dubs still keep the title.
  • "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" - This episode was originally titled "Factory Fresh."[6] The book still labels this title. The episode was also originally called "Goodbye Krusty Krab."[citation needed]
  • "Salsa Imbecilicus" - This episode was originally titled "Idiot Sauce," but was changed because it sounded a bit too mean.[7] A lot of people were confused by what the word "imbecilicus" meant until they found it was a made-up word used by Plankton in the episode.
  • "The Whole Tooth" - This episode was originally titled "The Tooth, The Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth." The title was shortened, most likely for being too long.

Season 10

  • "Unreal Estate" - This episode was originally titled "House Hunters."[8] This name change is most likely due to avoid affiliation with the TV show called "House Hunters."
  • "Patrick's Coupon" - This episode was originally titled "Patrick's Coupon Day." But the title was changed later on. Digiturk still keeps this title.


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