is the title character of the series of the same title
. He has appeared in every episode of the series except for The Algae's Always Greener
(his alternate counterpart
appeared instead of him)
and has the most appearances of any other character in the series.
Although SpongeBobs have appeared in every full-length episode of the series, they do not appear from several shorts. These include the What If SpongeBob Was Gone? shorts, Friend or Foe shorts, and the Merry Nickmas shorts Patrick the Snowman, Plankton's Holiday Hits, and A Chuckie Finster Christmas, Channukah, Kwaanza, Winter Solstice. Although, he has appeared in many other shorts.
He played a major role in all episodes, except "Rise And Shine," "Ugh," "Plankton's Army," "New Leaf," "Best Frenemies," "SB-129" and "Enemy In-Law," just to name a few.
Episodes in which more than one SpongeBob appeared in include "The Chaperone", "Sleepy Time", "Squilliam Returns", "Spy Buddies", "Overbooked" and "Back to the Past".
His only non-speaking appearance is in "Reef Blower."
Appearances = 370 episodes
Episodes in which SpongeBob does not play a major role