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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 2000's decade.