SpongeBob SquarePants (season 12)

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SpongeBob SquarePants (season 12)
SpongeBob Season 12 Digital Cover.jpg
Cover for digital downloads
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes12 (26 segments)
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Original releaseNovember 11, 2018 (2018-11-11) – present
List of SpongeBob SquarePants episodes

The twelfth season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by former marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, began airing on Nickelodeon in the United States on November 11, 2018. The series chronicles the exploits and adventures of the title character and his various friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom. The season was executive produced by series creator Hillenburg, who also returned as a writer. The showrunners for this season are Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller, who are also the co-executive producers. This was the last season Hillenburg was involved in before his death on November 26, 2018.

Production[edit | edit source]

On May 23, 2017, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a twelfth season.[1] The season began airing on November 11, 2018.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

The episodes are ordered below by production number and not their original broadcast order.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [2][3]Animation directors [lower-alpha 1]Written by [lower-alpha 1]Original air date [2][3]US viewers
(millions)
242a1a"FarmerBob"Alan SmartWritten by : Luke Brookshier
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic, Dave Cunningham (director)
November 11, 2018 (2018-11-11)1.40[4]
242b1b"Gary & Spot"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Andrew Goodman
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante, Sherm Cohen (director)
July 27, 2019 (2019-07-27)[lower-alpha 2]1.21[5]
243a2a"The Nitwitting"Tom YasumiWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : Kelly Armstrong, Adam Paloian (director)
January 13, 2019 (2019-01-13)1.05[6]
243b2b"The Ballad of Filthy Muck"Alan SmartWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : Fred Osmond, Dave Cunningham (director)
January 20, 2019 (2019-01-20)0.95[7]
244a3a"The Krusty Slammer"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Andrew Goodman
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic, Sherm Cohen (director)
January 27, 2019 (2019-01-27)1.24[8]
244b3b"Pineapple RV"Tom YasumiWritten by : Luke Brookshier
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante, Adam Paloian (director)
TBA (TBA)[lower-alpha 3]TBD
245a4a"Gary's Got Legs"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Luke Brookshier
Storyboarded by : Fred Osmond, Dave Cunningham (director)
July 27, 2019 (2019-07-27)[lower-alpha 4]1.21[5]
245b4b"King Plankton"Alan SmartWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic, Sherm Cohen (director)
June 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)[lower-alpha 5]0.97[9]
246a5a"Plankton's Old Chum"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : Fred Osmond, Dave Cunningham (director)
November 30, 2019 (2019-11-30)[lower-alpha 6]1.10[10]
246b5b"Stormy Weather"Tom YasumiWritten by : Mr. Lawrence
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante, Adam Paloian (director)
June 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)[lower-alpha 7]0.97[9]
247a6a"Swamp Mates"Tom YasumiWritten by : Luke Brookshier
Storyboarded by : Benjamin Arcand, Sherm Cohen (director)
TBA[lower-alpha 8] (TBA[lower-alpha 8])TBD
247b6b"One Trick Sponge"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Mr. Lawrence
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic, Sherm Cohen (director)
TBA[lower-alpha 9] (TBA[lower-alpha 9])TBD
248a7a"The Krusty Bucket"Tom YasumiWritten by : Mr. Lawrence
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic, Dave Cunningham (director)
August 10, 2019 (2019-08-10)[lower-alpha 10]1.09[11]
248b7b"Squid's on a Bus"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante, Sherm Cohen (director)
September 28, 2019 (2019-09-28)[lower-alpha 11]1.28[12]
249a8a"Sandy's Nutty Nieces"Michelle Bryan and Alan SmartWritten by : Luke Brookshier
Storyboarded by : Fred Osmond, Adam Paloian (director)
June 29, 2019 (2019-06-29)[lower-alpha 12]0.94[13]
249b8b"Insecurity Guards"Tom YasumiWritten by : Luke Brookshier
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic, Dave Cunningham (director)
June 29, 2019 (2019-06-29)[lower-alpha 13]0.94[13]
250a9a"Broken Alarm"Alan SmartWritten by : Ben Gruber
Storyboarded by : Kelly Armstrong, Adam Paloian (director)
July 6, 2019 (2019-07-06)1.36[14]
250b9b"Karen's Baby"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Ben Gruber
Storyboarded by : Kelly Armstrong, Sherm Cohen (director)
August 10, 2019 (2019-08-10)1.09[11]
251a10a"Shell Games"[15]Tom YasumiWritten by : Andrew Goodman
Storyboarded by : Fred Osmond, Dave Cunningham (director)
TBATBD
251b10b"Senior Discount"Michelle Bryan, Alan Smart, and Tom YasumiWritten by : Andrew Goodman
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic, Sherm Cohen (director)
July 6, 2019 (2019-07-06)1.36[14]
252a11a"Mind the Gap"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Mr. Lawrence
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante, Adam Paloian (director)
September 14, 2019 (2019-09-14)[lower-alpha 14]1.14[16]
252b11b"Dirty Bubble Returns"Tom YasumiWritten by : Mr. Lawrence
Storyboarded by : Kelly Armstrong, Dave Cunningham (director)
November 23, 2019 (2019-11-23)1.07[17]
253a12a"Jolly Lodgers"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic, Adam Paloian (director)
TBA[lower-alpha 15] (TBA[lower-alpha 15])TBD
253b12b"Biddy Sitting"Michelle Bryan, Alan SmartWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : Mark Ackland, Sherm Cohen (director)
TBA[lower-alpha 16] (TBA[lower-alpha 16])TBD
256a15a"SpongeBob in RandomLand"Michelle Bryan and Alan SmartWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : Fred Osmond, Adam Paloian (director)
September 21, 2019 (2019-09-21)[lower-alpha 17]1.43[18]
256b15b"SpongeBob's Bad Habit"Andrew OvertoomWritten by : Luke Brookshier
Storyboarded by : Kelly Armstrong, Dave Cunningham (director)
September 21, 2019 (2019-09-21)[lower-alpha 18]1.43[18]
257a16a"Handemonium"Alan Smart and Tom YasumiWritten by : Mr. Lawrence
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante, Adam Paloian and Sherm Cohen (director)
November 23, 2019 (2019-11-23)[lower-alpha 19]1.07[17]
257b16b"Breakin'"Tom YasumiWritten by : Andrew Goodman
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante, Sherm Cohen (director)
September 14, 2019 (2019-09-14)1.14[16]
258a17a"Boss for a Day"Alan SmartWritten by : Andrew Goodman
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic, Adam Paloian (director)
TBA[lower-alpha 20] (TBA[lower-alpha 20])TBD
258b17b"The Goofy Newbie"Tom YasumiWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : Kelly Armstrong, Dave Cunningham (director)
September 28, 2019 (2019-09-28)1.28[12]
259a18a"The Ghost of Plankton"Alan SmartWritten by : Mr. Lawrence
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante, Adam Paloian (director)
October 12, 2019 (2019-10-12)1.00[19]
259b18b"My Two Krabses"Michelle BryanWritten by : Andrew Goodman
Storyboarded by : Fred Osmond, Sherm Cohen (director)
TBA[lower-alpha 21] (TBA[lower-alpha 21])TBD
260a19a"Knock Knock, Who's There?"[20]Alan SmartWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : John Trabbic (director)
TBATBD
260b19b"Pat Hearts Squid"[20]TBATBATBATBD
261a20a"Lighthouse Louie"[20]TBATBATBATBD
261b20b"Hiccup Plague"[20]TBAWritten by : Luke Brookshier
Storyboarded by : TBA
TBATBD
262a21a"A Cabin in the Kelp"Michelle BryanWritten by : Kaz
Storyboarded by : Kristen Morrison, Sherm Cohen (director)
October 12, 2019 (2019-10-12)1.00[19]
262b21b"The Hankering"Alan SmartWritten by : Andrew Goodman
Storyboarded by : Fred Osmond, Adam Paloian (director)
November 30, 2019 (2019-11-30)1.10[10]
263a22a"The Kwarantined Krab"[21]TBAWritten by : Andrew Goodman
Storyboarded by : TBA
TBATBD
263b22b"Kooky Cooks"[20]TBATBATBATBD
26625"Escape from Beneath Glove World"
"Escape from Glove World"
Alan Smart and Tom YasumiWritten by : Mr. Lawrence
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante (director)
January 18, 2020 (2020-01-18)N/A

SpongeBob and Patrick are sent to jail in the underground tunnels of Glove World!, leading to a daring escape.

Guest appearance: Nyasha Hatendi as Hieronymus Glove
TBATBA"Plankton's Intern"[20]TBATBATBATBD
TBATBA"Patrick's Tantrum"[20]TBATBATBATBD
TBATBA"Bubble Bass's Tab"[20]TBATBATBATBD
TBATBA"Who R Zoo?"[20]TBATBATBATBD
TBATBA"A Place for Pets"[20]TBATBATBATBD

Special (2019)[edit | edit source]

Title [2][3]Animation directors [lower-alpha 1]Written by [lower-alpha 1]Original air date [2][3]Prod.
code
US viewers
(millions)
"SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"Michelle Bryan, Alan Smart and Tom YasumiWritten by : Kaz and Mr. Lawrence
Storyboarded by : Brian Morante and Fred Osmond, Sherm Cohen, Dave Cunningham and Adam Paloian (directors)
July 12, 2019 (2019-07-12)[lower-alpha 22]8931.83[22]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Information is taken from the opening credits of each episode.
  2. This episode first aired on March 16, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  3. This episode first aired on May 28, 2019 in Poland.
  4. This episode first aired on June 14, 2019 in Italy.
  5. This episode first aired on June 3, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  6. This episode first aired on June 15, 2019 in Italy.
  7. This episode first aired on June 4, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  8. This episode first aired on December 21, 2019 in Sweden.
  9. This episode first aired on December 24, 2019 in Norway.
  10. This episode first aired on June 5, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  11. This episode first aired on July 27, 2019 in Russia.
  12. This episode first aired on June 6, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  13. This episode first aired on June 7, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  14. This episode first aired on September 10, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  15. This episode first aired on December 27, 2019 in Norway.
  16. This episode first aired on December 27, 2019 in Norway.
  17. This episode first aired on September 11, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  18. This episode first aired on September 12, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  19. This episode first aired on September 13, 2019 in the UK and Ireland.
  20. This episode first aired on October 17, 2019 in Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Central/Eastern Europe.
  21. This episode first aired on October 18, 2019 in Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Central/Eastern Europe.
  22. This episode first aired on July 1, 2019 in India.

Notes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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