Series information
Season: 2
Episodes Premiered: 27
Previous Year: 2001
Next Year: 2003

2002 (MMII) was a common year of the Gregorian calendar that started on a Tuesday.  It was the last year to contain a large amount of episodes before the 2003-2004 hiatus. 2002 contained 4 new episodes on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 21), two new episodes every single Friday in March from February 22 - March 29, 2002. It even had a special on May 17, to celebrate the 100th episode of SpongeBob. The rest of 2002's episodes premiered June 1, July 12, September 6, and September 20. After September 20, the next new episodes (except Merry Nickmas shorts, Shanghaied: Patrick's ending, and Shanghaied: Squidward's ending) didn't air until January 2003 because of a hiatus and time for production of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Production for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie began around the end of 2002. One episode is still in 2002 hiatus.

Date Event(s)
January 15 SuperSponge was released in Australia.
January 21 Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV, Doing Time, Welcome to the Chum Bucket, and Frankendoodle premiered.
February 22 Snowball Effect and One Krabs Trash premiered.
March 1 Nasty Patty and Idiot Box premiered.
March 8 As Seen on TV and Can You Spare a Dime? premiered.
March 12 Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies, Nautical Nonsense, and Sponge Buddies were released.
March 15 No Weenies Allowed and Squilliam Returns premiered.
March 20 Help Wanted, Reef Blower, and Tea at the Treedome premiered in Romania.
March 22 The Algae's Always Greener and SpongeGuard on Duty premiered.
March 29 Krab Borg and Rock-a-Bye Bivalve premiered.
April 20 Nicktoons Battle premiered.
May 1 The SpongeBob SquarePants Series became 3 years old.
The Nicktoons Network launched.
May 10 Wet Painters and Krusty Krab Training Video premiered.
May 17 Party Pooper Pants premiered.
June 1 Chocolate with Nuts and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V premiered.
July 12 Club SpongeBob and My Pretty Seahorse premiered.
July 28 Sponge on the Run! was published.
August 27 "Bubblestand" and "Ripped Pants" premiered in Germany.
Halloween was released.
September 6 Graveyard Shift and Krusty Love premiered.
September 10 Revenge of the Flying Dutchman was released on Game Boy Advance in the United States.
September 20 New Student Starfish and Clams premiered.
September 22 The Employee of the Month game was released.
October 1 Bottoms Up! Jokes from Bikini Bottom was published.
October 30 Nickelodeon Party Blast was released on Xbox in North America.
October 31 Nickelodeon Party Blast was released on PC.
November 5 Shanghaied: Patrick's ending and Shanghaied: Squidward's ending premiered.
Sea Stories was released.
November 12 Squeaky Boots premiered in Japan.
November 21 Revenge of the Flying Dutchman was released on Playstation 2 in the United States.
December 4 A Chuckie Finster Christmas, Channukah, Kwaanza, Winter Solstice, Holiday Party, How The You-Know-Who Stole You-Know-What!, Patrick the Snowman, Plankton's Holiday Hits, and The 12 Days of Nickmas premiered.
December 6 Nickelodeon Party Blast was released on Xbox in the PAL region and on GameCube.
December 18 Revenge of the Flying Dutchman was released on GameCube in the United States.