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Dictionary Definition

hooky n : failure to attend (especially school) [syn: truancy]

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  1. Absence from school or work.
    Let’s play hooky and leave school to go to the mall.

See also


  1. Full of hooks.
  2. Shaped like a hook.


Extensive Definition

This article is a list of episodes from season one of the Nickelodeon animated television series, SpongeBob SquarePants. The first season of SpongeBob SquarePants premiered on May 1, 1999, but officially first aired on July 17, 1999 with "Help Wanted, "Reef Blower", and "Tea at the Treedome". The season consited of a total of twenty episodes. The season ended on April 8, 2000 with "Hooky" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II". The DVD for the season was released in Regions 1, 2, and 4 on October 28, 2003, November 7, 2005, and November 30, 2006, respectively. The pilot episode, "Help Wanted" was not included on the season one DVD, due to copyright issues. However, the aforementioned episode was included as a bonus feature on a future season's DVD.


Episode 01

Help Wanted

"Help Wanted" is the opening SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season one, usually referred to as the first of three SpongeBob pilot episodes. In the episode, SpongeBob perseveres in getting a job at the local restaurant, the Krusty Krab, despite the obstacle of having to find a rare spatula. While SpongeBob finds the spatula at the local grocery store, the Krusty Krab has to contend with a large group of hungry anchovies, and to compound the problem, without a fry cook. SpongeBob returns with the Spatula and feeds the anchovies. Note: This is a remake of the unaired pilot.

Reef Blower

"Reef Blower" is a silent SpongeBob SquarePants episode short from season one, the second part of the pilot episode. In this silent short, Squidward walks outside and sees a shell on his lawn. He believes that it ruins the appearance of his lawn, so he pretends to accidentally kick it onto SpongeBob's lawn. Suddenly, SpongeBob pops out of his window and sees the shell, and also believes that it ruins the appearance of his lawn, so he gets his "reef blower" (an underwater version of a leaf blower) out of his garage. He turns it on, much to the annoyance of Squidward. Squidward plugs his ears and SpongeBob struggles to blow the shell away. Frustrated, he blows a large column of sand onto Squidward. To fix this problem, SpongeBob blows the sand off, which irritates Squidward's eyes. SpongeBob peers over at his sidewalk and sees a pile. He then sucks the pile of sand into the reef blower, which malfunctions. The sand and a few mechanical gears blow out. So, SpongeBob unzips the reef blower and puts them in himself. When the reef blower refuses to start, SpongeBob pulls the cord to an extreme distance and it finally starts. However, it sucks in all of the water. The reef blower then explodes, leaving piles of sand all over Squidward's lawn, while SpongeBob's lawn is perfectly clean. Satisfied, SpongeBob goes back inside, while the shell lands on Squidward's nose.

Tea at the Treedome

"Tea at the Treedome" is the third part of the pilot episode. In it, SpongeBob is invited to Sandy's underwater glass treedome for the first time ever. When SpongeBob goes to his best friend, Patrick to ask him what wearing "air" meant (Sandy wore a helmet full of air), Patrick concludes that it's fancy talk. He tells him to hold his pinky up all the time, so he can look "fancy", too. SpongeBob goes to Sandy's Treedome, but unfortunately, her home is filled with air. Once inside, SpongeBob dries up (resembling an old person), but to be polite, doesn't mention his condition. Patrick, who was watching SpongeBob from outside, comes in to help SpongeBob be fancy, but ends up drying up himself.

Episode 02


SpongeBob opens a stand for blowing bubbles. Patrick soon joins in but Squidward starts complaining to SpongeBob and sends him and Patrick off in shame. But Squidward decides to blow a bubble too, and after being forced to pay 25 cents, refuses to follow SpongeBob's technique. When he finally does, Spongebob's technique works and Squidward blows a huge bubble which eventually engulfs his house and takes it to the skies (with Squidward in it).

Ripped Pants

SpongeBob tries to impress Sandy at Mussel Beach and accidentally rips his pants. He is embarrassed until he realizes the crowd thought it was a joke. His ripped pants are a hit, but SpongeBob's joke gets old, fast. The song "Ripped Pants" was produced by the Hot Olives, a group that occasionally opened for the Beach Boys.

Episode 03


When SpongeBob and Patrick find that Squidward is recovering from a bicycling accident, they take him jelly fishing and are determined to make his first day back from the hospital his "best day ever." Unfortunately, their good intentions wreak havoc on Squidward's recovery efforts.


Sheldon J. Plankton tries to steal the Krabby Patty formula one day but, as usual, Mr. Krabs stops him. That night, Plankton tries to con SpongeBob into giving him the formula. When he doesn't, Plankton has to go to his last resort - controlling SpongeBob's mind! Plankton is now just inches away from getting the secret formula. SpongeBob then has to keep the Krabby Patty away from the evil Plankton.

Episode 04

Naughty Nautical Neighbors

SpongeBob and Patrick are happily spending the afternoon whispering messages into bubbles and blowing them to each other. Squidward gets annoyed by this and makes his own bubbles that include insulting messages. After hearing these messages, SpongeBob and Patrick end their friendship. However, they both become Squidward's friend. Annoyed, Squidward tries to get the two to become friends again.

Boating School

SpongeBob has to go to boating school and keeps failing his driving test due to his habit of freaking out when the driving part of the test comes up. He tells Patrick about the problem and Patrick says that he will help him by sticking a radio in SpongeBob's head and tells him what to do. During the test, SpongeBob learns that he is cheating, and his habit of freaking out catches up to him again.

Episode 05

Pizza Delivery

A customer asks for a pizza from the Krusty Krab, so SpongeBob and Squidward are sent to deliver it. Squidward tells him to back up, but he doesn't know how to drive, and the lever is written in Korean. Unfortunately, SpongeBob gets them lost, and now they can't find their way back to Bikini Bottom. When they finally reach the customer's house, he gets mad because he didn't get his drink (a Diet Dr. Kelp) and says he does not want to buy the pizza. SpongeBob then starts crying and Squidward, feeling sorry for him, slams the pizza in the customer's face. SpongeBob, who has stopped crying, drives him and Squidward in a boulder back to the Krusty Krab in just a few seconds.

Home Sweet Pineapple

Nematodes come to town and eat SpongeBob's house. SpongeBob unwillingly decides to move back with his parents. Squidward happily agrees but Patrick, tearful at the thought of seeing his best buddy go, tries to do anything he can to keep SpongeBob from leaving. When all of the plans do not work, SpongeBob's parents arrive and he has to go. Squidward, happy to see him leave, happily dances on the spot where SpongeBob's house is. Then, a seed is planted on the area and the ground starts to shake and his house grows back. SpongeBob and Patrick are happy that he is not leaving, but Squidward does not, not only because SpongeBob is not leaving, but also because the house was planted on him.

Episode 06

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy

SpongeBob and Patrick discover that their favorite television superheroes, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, live in a retirement home nearby. They try to convince the crime-fighting duo to come out of retirement. Saying no to SpongeBob might prove their toughest challenge ever.


A picky fish named Bubble Bass comes to the Krusty Krab for a Krabby Patty. Bubble Bass says SpongeBob forgot the pickles, which makes SpongeBob lose confidence and forget the order of the Krabby Patty. Once everyone figures out Bubble Bass hid the pickles under his tongue, SpongeBob gains back full confidence and they give him three cheers.

Episode 07

Hall Monitor

SpongeBob becomes the hall monitor at boating school, much to Mrs. Puff's dismay and terror. He spends the entire day giving an acceptance speech, so Mrs. Puff lets him keep the hall monitor gear on until the next day. After class, he still thinks he is the hall monitor. SpongeBob attempts to help people all over Bikini Bottom, which only leads, as usual, to chaos.

Jellyfish Jam

SpongeBob brings home a wild jellyfish and has a big party at night. However, he learns that wild animals can throw very wild parties, even after the master has gone to bed.

Episode 08

Sandy's Rocket

Sandy and SpongeBob are going to the moon, but at night SpongeBob and Patrick sneak into the rocket to "alien-proof" it. While doing so, they accidentally start up the rocket, but they crash-land back in Bikini Bottom. Thinking they're on the moon, they capture all the "aliens" (actually the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom) until Sandy comes and sets them straight.

Squeaky Boots

Mr. Krabs gives SpongeBob a pair of squeaky boots. SpongeBob drives Mr. Krabs crazy with them, so Mr. Krabs has to find a way to get rid of the boots. He ends up eventually eating them, after which he suffers from squeaky hiccups.

Episode 09

Nature Pants

SpongeBob decides he wants to live with jellyfish. Unfortunately, they are not very hospitable. When SpongeBob finds this out, he misses his friends.

Opposite Day

Squidward wants to move away from SpongeBob successfully, so he tells SpongeBob that it's Opposite Day. When Patrick learns it's opposite day, he and SpongeBob wreck the pineapple. Wanting his house to sell, Squidward starts fixing SpongeBob's house. Confused, SpongeBob decides to be the opposite of him and act like Squidward and just when the realtor shows up.

Episode 10

Culture Shock

When the Krusty Krab is losing customers, Squidward has the idea of hosting a talent show. On the night of the talent show, Squidward attempts to have to have the most successful act. However, SpongeBob is the star of the show, much to Squidward's consternation.


Spongebob is convinced Plankton's evil because he is lonely, so he befriends him. Unfortunately, everyone sees that Plankton is using SpongeBob to get to the secret Krabby Patty recipe. It is up to Mr. Krabs to reveal Plankton's plot to SpongeBob.

Episode 11

MuscleBob BuffPants

Since SpongeBob is too much of a wimp to work out, he orders fake muscle arms so he can seem strong. The trick works until Sandy signs SpongeBob up for an anchor throwing contest. Defeated, SpongeBob has to reveal his secret.

Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost

When SpongeBob and Patrick think they've killed Squidward because a shell hit Squidward's latest work of art, which happens to be a wax replica of him. When the real Squidward appears, he is covered in powder, causing SpongeBob and Patrick to think he is a ghost. Later, SpongeBob finds a comic book saying he should put Squidward to rest. Squidward says no, so they send him to dry land.

Episode 12

The Chaperone

Pearl's boyfriend stands her up so she has to take SpongeBob to her prom. When they get there, SpongeBob manages to mess everything up. Pearl, sad to see SpongeBob upset, gives him another chance. When they get home, Mr. Krabs scares SpongeBob and he freezes up. It turns out that the SpongeBob in the episode was a dummy that the real SpongeBob built.

Employee of the Month

SpongeBob gets scared that Squidward will win the Employee of the Month award. He and Squidward play mean tricks on each other so they won't get to work on time. When they get to the Krusty Krab, they break everything and make so many patties that the Krusty Krab blows up.

Episode 13

Scaredy Pants

SpongeBob wants to scare everybody in Bikini Bottom so he pretends to be The Flying Dutchman. When SpongeBob gets to the Krusty Krab's Halloween party, he does a good job of scaring everybody, but loses it when Patrick gets stung by a jellyfish. The real Flying Dutchman comes to steal everyone's soul, but SpongeBob scares him away by taking off his costume, showing his brain.

I Was a Teenage Gary

SpongeBob trusts Squidward to take good care of Gary while he goes to a jellyfish convention. However, Squidward just abandons Gary and the poor snail starts to starve. Thinking Gary is going to die, Squidward rushes into SpongeBob's house and tries to make the poor snail eat three days' worth of food. SpongeBob calls the veterinarian, who gives him a syringe containing snail plasma. The plasma is accidentally injected into SpongeBob's nose, and Squidward tries to help himself when he dodges the transformed SpongeSnail, and ends up turning into a snail himself.

Episode 14


Squidward flees to the Krusty Krab in search of quiet from SpongeBob and Patrick but traps himself in the freezer. When he finally thaws, he finds himself 2,000 years in the future and is desperate to get back.

Karate Choppers

SpongeBob becomes so addicted to karate that that it interferes with his work. SpongeBob can't stay away from karate and ends up destroying the local park. Will Mr. Krabs fire his loyal fry cook?

Episode 15

Sleepy Time

When SpongeBob goes to sleep his consciousness ventures into his friend's dreams. He ends up drastically changing them, and his real-life friends get mad at him.


SpongeBob gets a bad case of the "Suds". He tells Patrick about the problem, who in shock, warns him not to go to the doctor. Patrick decides to be SpongeBob's doctor. Meanwhile, Sandy attempts to bring SpongeBob to a real doctor, much to Patrick's dismay.

Episode 16

Valentine's Day

SpongeBob sets up a Valentine's Day treat for Patrick, but their plan goes wrong and SpongeBob gives Patrick a handshake instead of his real gift. Patrick gets mad that SpongeBob didn't give him a real gift. However, SpongeBob's gift arrives and Patrick becomes friends with SpongeBob again.

The Paper

To Squidward, it's a worthless gum wrapper. But in the right hands it's a gold mine of entertainment. Just ask SpongeBob, who has picked up the tossed wrapper and is using it to amuse himself while Squidward is annoyed. Squidward decides to give everything that he has to SpongeBob for the paper. SpongeBob agrees but the paper isn't really fun for Squidward.

Episode 17


SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs start playing a board game. Mr. Krabs likes it so much that he wants to go on a real treasure hunt. After several humorous mistakes ("East? Ohhhh... I thought you said 'West' [pronounced weast]"), the crew is about ready to give up. After Mr. Krabs goes to bed for the night, SpongeBob and Patrick find the "map" (actually the board game), but end up stumbling upon the treasure.

Rock Bottom

SpongeBob and Patrick take the wrong bus and end up "below" Bikini Bottom in a spooky town called Rock Bottom. SpongeBob tries to find out when the next bus will come, but the bus comes and takes Patrick. SpongeBob desperately tries to get on a bus and after the last one leaves, he gets back on his Glove World balloon, thanks to the only fish who can understand SpongeBob's language.

Episode 18


Sandy is homesick for 'good ol' Texas'. But SpongeBob is determined to cheer her up by bringing a bit of Texas right to Bikini Bottom. However, this leads to Sandy's extreme rage because both SpongeBob and Patrick makes insults of Sandy's home, Texas, which led into a chase where Patrick is caught. SpongeBob eventually gets to the Krusty Krab and unleashes his "Welcome Home" bash, where everyone in Bikini Bottom is there, where Sandy gives in and stays.

Walking Small

Plankton wants to build another Chum Bucket so he gets SpongeBob to drive everybody away from the beach. Nothing is working out for Plankton until he gives SpongeBob one more chance. SpongeBob makes everyone go away through "assertion", and Plankton shows him his ulterior motives. SpongeBob, out of guilt, gets everyone to come back.

Episode 19

Fools in April

SpongeBob plays harmless April Fool's jokes on everyone ("You asked for a couple of ice cubes, and I only put in one!"), but Squidward, annoyed as usual, plays one very mean joke on SpongeBob. After SpongeBob runs away crying from Squidward, everyone leaves angrily because Squidward hurt his feelings. Squidward tries to apologize SpongeBob, but his odd face changes, which makes him harder to say "Sorry", until he finds out that he became fooled by everyone.

Neptune's Spatula

While at the Fry Cook Museum, SpongeBob pulls a legendary spatula out of a bucket of grease. The legend states "whoever pulls the spatula out will be Neptune's servant". Neptune and SpongeBob enter a cooking contest to see who can make 1,000 Krabby Patties first. Neptune wins, but SpongeBob's patty was made with love so his is better than all of Neptune's. Neptune is forced by the spectators to concede. However, SpongeBob does not want to be Neptune's fry cook. SpongeBob has another plan that will help both of them, while he stays at the Krusty Krab.

Episode 20


Mr. Krabs comes in the Krusty Krab one day warning everybody about fishing hooks and how they take you away. Patrick comes one day and says that the carnival is in town. The "carnival" is actually a bunch of fishing hooks. Mr. Krabs catches SpongeBob on the hooks and gets him in trouble. The next day SpongeBob goes on a hook again. The hook rips off his pants and underwear, causing him to become naked in front of Pearl and her friends.

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II

SpongeBob wins a conch shell that can call his favorite superheroes in emergencies. However, SpongeBob's definition of "emergency" is drastically different than Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's. Barnacle Boy makes SpongeBob sad because of this so Mermaid Man lets SpongeBob come on patrol with them. Barnacle Boy doesn't like this idea very much.


hooky in Spanish: Anexo:Primera Temporada de Bob Esponja
hooky in Italian: Spongebob Stagione 1
hooky in Hungarian: Spongyabob 1. évad
hooky in Dutch: Lijst van afleveringen van SpongeBob SquarePants (Seizoen 1)
hooky in Russian: Первый сезон мультсериала «Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны»

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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