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The SpongeBob Z-A Countdown was a marathon event that led up to the premiere of the TV special "Atlantis SquarePantis." In the weeks prior to the premiere of the episode, the fans voted online for their favorite episodes. The world premiere of the marathon started on November 12, 2007 at 9:00 AM. Each episode is corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. It started with Z, for Plan Z in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

It ended with A, for "Atlantis SquarePantis." Additionally, a countdown clock would appear on the bottom right corner of the screen, displaying the amount of time left until the premiere of "Atlantis SquarePantis."

In the midst of the marathon, at 5:00 pm, Patchy the Pirate started to host the remainder of the marathon from the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. At 6:00 pm, Patchy went underwater for his underwater talk show.

After the H episode aired, Patchy the Pirate went through the top 3 reasons to go to Atlantis:

  1. You never get lost in a lost city.
  2. All you can eat seafood buffet
  3. No traffic

Z to A list

Letter Winner About Second Place Candidates[1] Third Place Candidates Time
Z The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

[2]

Plan Z None none 9:00 am – 10:45 am
Y "Your Shoe's Untied" Your untied Shoe Shanghaied

[3]

"Mrs. Puff, You're Fired"

[4]

10:45 am – 11:00 am
X "Arrgh!"

[5]

X marks the spot "Prehibernation Week"

[6]

"Sandy's Rocket"

[7]

11:00 am – 11:15 am
W "Have You Seen This Snail?"

[8]

Where's Gary? "Wishing You Well" "Walking Small" 11:15 am – 11:45 am
V "Valentine's Day" Valentine's Day "Squidtastic Voyage"

[9]

"Bummer Vacation,"[10] 11:45 am – 12:00 pm
U "F.U.N."

[11]

U is for "You and Me." "Artist Unknown"

[12]

"Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost"

[13]

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
T "To Love a Patty" Sponge And Patty "Tea at the Treedome" none 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
"Texas" Texas. "Tea at the Treedome" none 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
S "Ugh"

[14]

SpongeBob B.C. "Sailor Mouth" "Squid on Strike" 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
R "Rock Bottom" Rock Bottom (city) The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

[15]

"Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Q "Krusty Towers"
"Can You Spare a Dime?"

[16]

Quitting "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V"

[17]

"Pickles"

[18]

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm
P "Party Pooper Pants"

[19]

House Party The Pink Purloiner Plankton! 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
O The Original Fry Cook
Opposite Day
Jim, Opposite Day One Krabs Trash none 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
N Nasty Patty The Nasty Patty Naughty Nautical Neighbors Nature Pants 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
M The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

[20]

The Movie MuscleBob BuffPants Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
L Life of Crime Locked up forever Dunces and Dragons

[21]

The Lost Mattress 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
K Krusty Krab Training Video Training Karate Island Krab Borg 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
J Jellyfish Hunter Jellyfish technique Jellyfishing Jellyfish Jam 5:15 pm – 5:30 pm
I I Was a Teenage Gary Garies Imitation Krabs I'm Your Biggest Fanatic 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
H Hooky Hooks Help Wanted Hall Monitor 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
G The Gift of Gum Gum Grandma's Kisses The Graveyard Shift 6:15 pm – 6:30 pm
F Friend or Foe Plankton, Mr. Krabs Fools in April Frankendoodle 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
E Employee of the Month Employee Enemy In-Law Chimps Ahoy

[22]

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
D Dying for Pie $25 Bomb Pie Doing Time Dumped 7:15 pm – 7:30 pm
C Chocolate with Nuts Chocolate Culture Shock The Chaperone 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
B Band Geeks Base Episode Bubble Buddy Bossy Boots 7:45 pm – 8:00 pm
A Atlantis SquarePantis Atlantis The Algae's Always Greener All That Glitters 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Trivia


Video

Nickelodeon "Atlantis SquarePantis" Commercial Breaks - 11 12 07

Nickelodeon "Atlantis SquarePantis" Commercial Breaks - 11 12 07

Commercial breaks recorded from this event.

Spongebob Atlantis Squarepantis Interstitials

Spongebob Atlantis Squarepantis Interstitials

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Turbo Nick
  2. ^ Z corresponds to Plankton's Evil Plan Z for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  3. ^ Y is for "You Wish" in "Shanghaied."
  4. ^ Y is for "You're" in "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired"
  5. ^ X is for X marks the spot in "Arrgh!"
  6. ^ X is for X-treme sports in "Prehibernation Week"
  7. ^ X is for Xtraterrestial in "Sandy's Rocket"
  8. ^ W is for "Where's Gary," the alternative name for "Have You Seen This Snail?"
  9. ^ V is for "Voyage" in "Squidtastic Voyage."
  10. ^ V is for "Vacation" in "Bummer Vacation"
  11. ^ U is for the "U" in "F.U.N."
  12. ^ U is for "Unknown" in "Artist Unknown"
  13. ^ U is for "Unfriendly" in "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost."
  14. ^ S is for "SpongeBob B.C.," the alternative title of "Ugh."
  15. ^ According to Turbo Nick, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is put under the "R" category because "This Movie is rated R." Despite the fact that the movie is actually rated PG, no other explanation is given for this. It might be a reference to Squidward's joke in "Krab Borg," "Why couldn't the 11 year old see the pirate movie? It was rated ARRRRR (R)!
  16. ^ Q is for "Quitting" for "Krusty Towers."
  17. ^ Q corresponds to "Quickster" as seen in Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V.
  18. ^ Q corresponds to "Quality Control" in "Pickles."
  19. ^ TurboNick displays "House Party" instead of "Party Pooper Pants."
  20. ^ M is for "Movie" in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
  21. ^ L is for "Lost in Time," an alternative name for "Dunces and Dragons."
  22. ^ E is for "Experiments" for "Chimps Ahoy."
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