SpongeBob SquarePants (season 5)
|SpongeBob SquarePants Season 5|
DVD cover art for the fifth season
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Original run||February 19, 2007– October 13, 2008|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||Volume 1: September 4, 2007
Volume 2: November 18, 2008
Complete set: November 13, 2012
|Region 2||November 16, 2009|
|Region 4||December 3, 2009|
The fifth season of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by former marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg, aired on Nickelodeon from February 19, 2007 to October 13, 2008, and contained 20 episodes, beginning with the special episode "Friend or Foe". 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 and writer Paul Tibbitt, who also acted as the showrunner.
The show itself received several recognition, including the Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Cartoon in 2009 and 2010. At the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, the episodes "The Inmates of Summer" and "The Two Faces of Squidward" were nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour), but lost to The Simpsons episode "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind". The episode "Dear Vikings" was nominated at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Animated Programs. The show won the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards for the International category. Tom Kenny was nominated at the 35th Annie Awards for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production for his role as SpongeBob SquarePants in the episode "Spy Buddies". Furthermore, Alan Smart was also nominated at the 36th Annie Awards for Direction in an Animated Television Production or Short-form for the episode "Penny Foolish".
Several compilation DVDs that contained episodes from the season were released. The SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 5, Volume 1 and 2 DVDs were released in Region 1 on September 4, 2007 and November 18, 2008, respectively, while the complete season set was released in Region 2 on November 3, 2008 and Region 4 on November 7, 2008. On November 13, 2012, The Complete Fifth Season DVD was released in Region 1.
The season aired on Nickelodeon, which is owned by Viacom, and was produced by United Plankton Pictures and Nickelodeon. The season's executive producers were series creator Stephen Hillenburg and Paul Tibbitt, who also acted as the series' showrunner. While most episodes consisted of two shorts that were about eleven minutes long or specials that lasted the whole episode, certain episodes were made of one full eleven minute episode, and two shorts, one of which was seven minutes long and the other only four minutes long. The animation was handled overseas in South Korea at Rough Draft Studios. Throughout the series run, from 1999 to 2008, SpongeBob SquarePants was drawn and animated using pencils. In 2008, the crew shifted and used Wacom Cintiqs for the drawings, instead of pencils. The episode "Pest of the West" was the first episode in the series that the crew used it. Series background designer Kenny Pittenger said that "the only real difference between the way we draw now and the way we drew then is that we abandoned pencil and paper during the fifth season." The crew began the shift while they were working on the episode. Pittenger said that "it was while we were working on 'Pest of the West', one of the half-hour specials, that we made the switch... did you notice?" The shift to Wacom Cintiqs let the designers and animators draw on computer screen and make immediate changes or undo mistakes. Pittenger said "Many neo-Luddites—er... I mean, many of my cohorts—don't like working on them, but I find them useful. There's no substitute for the immediacy of drawing on a piece of paper, of course, but digital nautical nonsense is still pretty fun."
Animation directors credited with episodes in the fifth season included Larry Leichliter, Andrew Overtoom, Alan Smart, and Tom Yasumi. Episodes were written by a team of writers, which consisted of Casey Alexander, Steven Banks, Charlie Bean, Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash, Zeus Cervas, Tim Hill, Tom King, Dani Michaeli, Greg Miller, Chris Mitchell, Mike Mitchell, Richard Pursel, Chris Reccardi, Eric Shaw, Aaron Springer, and Tuck Tucker. The season was storyboarded by Alexander, Bean, Brookshier, Cash, Cervas, King, Miller, Chris Mitchell, Mike Mitchell, Reccardi, Springer, and Tucker.[a]
The fifth season had a cast of six main actors. Tom Kenny provided the voice of the title character SpongeBob SquarePants and his pet snail Gary. SpongeBob's best friend, starfish named Patrick Star, was voiced by Bill Fagerbakke, while Rodger Bumpass played the voice of Squidward Tentacles, an arrogant and ill-tempered octopus. Other members of the cast were Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks, a squirrel from Texas; Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs, a miserly crab obsessed with money and SpongeBob's boss at the Krusty Krab; and Mr. Lawrence as Plankton, a small green copepod and Mr. Krabs' business rival. The season had a number of secondary characters including Jill Talley as Plankton's computer wife, Karen; Mary Jo Catlett as Mrs. Puff, SpongeBob's driving instructor; Lori Alan as Pearl, Mr. Krabs' daughter; and Brian Doyle-Murray as the Flying Dutchman.
In addition to the regular cast members, episodes feature guest voices from many ranges of professions, including actors, musicians, and artists. For instance, in the episode "The Original Fry Cook", American comedian and actor Patton Oswalt guest starred as the voice of Jim the Fry Cook. Oswalt reflected on his voice-over work for the episode, saying "The best part was that I sat next to Clancy Brown in the studio. I'm a big Highlander fan, so to see him do Mr. Krabs was really fun." In the episode "Night Light", Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway returned to reprise their roles as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, respectively. It was also guest starred by Mark Hamill as the voice of The Moth. American film and book critic Gene Shalit made a vocal cameo in "The Krusty Sponge" as his "[fish-]likeness", Gene Scallop. In the special episode and television film SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis, English musician and actor David Bowie guest starred as Lord Royal Highness (LRH). Bowie accepted the role when he was persuaded by his 6-year-old daughter, Alexandria Zahra, who is a fan of the show. Bowie wrote in his blog that he "[is] hit the Holy Grail of animation gigs. We, the family, are thrilled. Nothing else need happen this year, well, this week anyway." In "BlackJack", Marion Ross returned to reprise her role as the voice of Grandma SquarePants. The episode was also guest starred by John DiMaggio as BlackJack SquarePants, SpongeBob's cousin. In "The Inmates of Summer", R. Lee Ermey appeared as the Prison Warden. In the entry "20,000 Patties Under the Sea", American musician and Kiss vocalist Gene Simmons guest starred as the Sea Monster, while his wife, Shannon Tweed, voiced the Mother. American Emmy Award winning actor Ray Liotta guest starred in the episode "WhoBob WhatPants?" as Trevor, the leader of New Kelp City's Bubble Poppin Boys gang, and the main villain in the episode. In "Banned in Bikini Bottom", Andrea Martin voiced the character of Ms. Gristlepuss. English-American actor and director Christopher Guest voiced Stanley S. SquarePants, SpongeBob's cousin, in the episode of the same name.
In 2008, Tom Kenny was nominated at the 35th Annie Awards for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production for his role as SpongeBob SquarePants in the episode "Spy Buddies". Alan Smart was also nominated at the 36th Annie Awards for Direction in an Animated Television Production or Short-form for the episode "Penny Foolish". In 2010, the "SpongeBob vs. The Big One" DVD won the Best Home Entertainment Production category. At the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, the episodes "The Inmates of Summer" and "The Two Faces of Squidward" were nominated for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour), but lost to The Simpsons episode "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind". The episode "Dear Vikings" was nominated at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Animated Programs; however, it had no winner as the nominees neither received the necessary 50 percent support. At the BAFTA Children's Awards, the show won the International category. At the 2008 Golden Reel Awards, the episode "SpongeHenge" won the Best Sound Editing in Television: Animated category. The episode "Suction Cup Symphony" received a nomination at the 2009 Golden Reel Awards for Best Sound Editing: Television Animation, while the episode "SpongeBob vs. The Big One" was also nominated for the same category in 2010. However, neither of the episodes win. The show itself received several recognition, including the Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Cartoon in 2009 and 2010. The series was nominated for the award in 2008, but lost to Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series also won the same category at the Philippines Kids' Choice Awards and Indonesia Kids' Choice Awards, held in 2008 and 2009, respectively. At the 2009 ASTRA Awards, the show was nominated for the Favourite International Program category. Furthermore, the show won the Choice TV Animated Show category at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.
In his review for DVD Talk, Paul Mavis "highly recommended" the Volume 1 season set, saying "[This] is another winner from Nickelodeon DVD, and a must-have for parents who can't get enough of the braying little yellow sponge. Oh yeah; the kids will probably like it, too." Mavis also praised the voice actors who contributed on the show, and wrote "As funny as the stories are, and in this collection, there are some real gems, I can't stress enough the importance of those voice talents in conveying the unhinged, manic quality that is so integral to the success of SpongeBob SquarePants. In a separate review for the Volume 2 DVD, Mavis only "recommended" the set and wrote "SpongeBob may, and I repeat, 'may,' be starting to level off." He particularly criticized the later entries as "indication of that potential trend."
Roy Hrab of DVD Verdict was positive on the season, but wrote "I do not think that adults will be as entertained as in previous seasons. The comedy is more targeted at the kids than in the past." In particular, Hrab cited the episode "Rise and Shine" as "tiresome (for adults, anyway; kids will enjoy it)." In conclusion, he said "there's nothing new here and adults will be disappointed, but the latest installment of SpongeBob SquarePants delivers a lot of silly and good-natured fun for the kids and there's nothing wrong with that." In the Volume 2 review also for the DVD Verdict, Dennis Prince said "[The season] is not the series' best work but, nevertheless, is an improvement over the inexplicable sourness of the previous Season 4." He added "[It] delivers more of what SpongeBob fans crave."
- The following episodes listed in the chart are arranged according to their production order, rather than by their original air dates.
|Title||Animation directors[a]||Written by[a]||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|81||1||"Friend or Foe"||Alan Smart & Tom Yasumi||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas, Mike Mitchell, Steven Banks & Tim Hill||April 13, 2007||N/A|
|Mr. Krabs and Plankton have been rivals for a long time. However, one day, Mr. Krabs reveals to SpongeBob that they were actually best friends during their childhood. Through a series of flashbacks, Mr. Krabs tells the story of how that friendship deteriorated, the cause of their rivalry, and how the Krabby Patty sandwich was created in the process.|
|82a||2a||"The Original Fry Cook"||Andrew Overtoom||Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Steven Banks & Dani Michaeli||July 30, 2007||N/A|
|Jim, Mr. Krab's old fry cook, pays a special visit to the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob is astonished by his predecessor, who has since become a famous chef following his resignation from the restaurant. He is welcomed to the restaurant which makes SpongeBob feel unneeded and rejected. SpongeBob decides to quit, but Jim tells him that he is not at the Krusty Krab to take over his job. Jim further believes SpongeBob could be a greater fry cook, only if he leaves the restaurant.|
|82b||2b||"Night Light"||Andrew Overtoom||Casey Alexander, Chris Mitchell & Steven Banks||July 30, 2007||N/A|
|After reading a horror book, SpongeBob becomes afraid of the dark. When at the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs suggests SpongeBob to buy a nightlight, so he will have comfort or convenience in dark. However, SpongeBob invests in as many nightlights as his pineapple house can fit, and even tags with Patrick for a sleepover that is guaranteed to keep the creatures of the dark away.|
|83a||3a||"Rise and Shine"||Andrew Overtoom||Nate Cash & Steven Banks||February 19, 2007||N/A|
|Patrick goes through his morning routine.|
|83b||3b||"Waiting"||Alan Smart||Nate Cash, Tuck Tucker & Steven Banks||February 19, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob discovers and responds to an offer in his breakfast cereal for a free toy. He starts waiting for the toy to arrive, so he sets up right next to his mailbox, determined to be present when the mailman arrives. When the toy arrives, Patrick "breaks" it, leaving SpongeBob devastated. However, Squidward shows him later that it is supposed to spring off, and reattaches it.|
|83c||3c||"Fungus Among Us"||Tom Yasumi||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas & Richard Pursel||September 29, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob becomes infected by an itch-causing fungus. When at the Krusty Krab, his disease gets on the Krabby Patties and fries, all of the customers at the restaurant get infected. Eventually, Gary arrives and saves everyone by licking the contagious fungi off.|
|Andrew Overtoom||Luke Brookshier, Tom King & Dani Michaeli||July 23, 2007||N/A|
|Mr. Krabs enlists SpongeBob and Patrick to spy on Plankton. They start following Plankton and end up to the Chum Bucket. Plankton thinks that they came to eat. While waiting for Plankton, Patrick tells SpongeBob that his laser pants is malfunctioning. As he keeps on trying to hold it, the laser shoots out and destroys the Chum Bucket. Plankton becomes angry and destroys the Krusty Krab for revenge.|
|84b||4b||"Boat Smarts"||Alan Smart||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas & Richard Pursel||July 23, 2007||N/A|
|Mrs. Puff presents a film on good and bad boat drivers.|
|84c||4c||"Good Ol' Whatshisname"||Alan Smart||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas & Richard Pursel||July 23, 2007||N/A|
|Mr. Krabs organizes a work contest for SpongeBob and Squidward that involves naming all the customers at the Krusty Krab. He shows them a brochure for a cruise vacation as a prize. After efforts from his two employees, Mr. Krabs did not tally the scores, but tells them that to know the last customer's name will decide who will win. Squidward then asks the fish his name but fails. After several attempts to find out his name, Squidward gets his driving license and name, but gets arrested for stealing the wallet. In jail, he gets the prize from Mr. Krabs only to find that the cruise that the brochure offers has long been expired.|
|85a||5a||"New Digs"||Andrew Overtoom||Nate Cash, Tuck Tucker & Richard Pursel||July 25, 2007||N/A|
|After being late to work, SpongeBob decides to move into the Krusty Krab. Wrecked havoc is at the Krusty Krab after SpongeBob lives there a few more days. Mr. Krabs becomes angry and makes SpongeBob leave the Krusty Krab. In the end, SpongeBob moves back to his house, much to Squidward's dismay, so he moves into the Krusty Krab instead.|
|85b||5b||"Krabs à La Mode"||Tom Yasumi||Luke Brookshier, Tom King & Eric Shaw||July 25, 2007||N/A|
|Plankton alters the Krusty Krab's thermostat as part of another Krabby Patty stealing scheme. It backfires on him when Mr. Krabs turns the Krusty Krab into a skating rink. Plankton goes in and attempts to steal a patty himself but gets pummeled. He freezes the customers, but Mr. Krabs stops him and sets the thermostat. The Krusty Krab is turned into a popular public pool the following summer.|
|86a||6a||"Roller Cowards"||Alan Smart||Luke Brookshier, Tom King & Steven Banks||July 27, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob and Patrick are determined to ride a new roller coaster at Glove World. However, the more they think about the extreme coaster, the more they get scared, so both of them find ways to stall themselves from riding it. After learning that Glove World will close in five minutes, they decide to ride the roller coaster and become strong to face their fears.|
|86b||6b||"Bucket Sweet Bucket"||Larry Leichliter||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas & Richard Pursel||July 27, 2007||N/A|
|Plankton tricks SpongeBob and Patrick to help him redecorate the Chum Bucket. Plankton sees this as an opportunity to purloin the Krabby Patty formula, as Mr. Krabs is on vacation. The two remodeled the Chum Bucket by dismantling the Krusty Krab, while Plankton fails to retrieve the formula in the process. Mr. Krabs arrives and moves the now Krusty Krab-like Chum Bucket to his place, deserting Plankton.|
|87a||7a||"To Love a Patty"||Andrew Overtoom||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas & Eric Shaw||July 26, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob falls in love with a patty. After some time, the patty has spoiled. Oblivious to this, SpongeBob decides to take it on a date. When at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob still thinks the sandwich is beautiful until he smells it, then sees the hideous appearance of the expired patty. Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that Krabby Patties are meant to be loved and eaten. SpongeBob then eats the spoiled Krabby Patty, feeling nauseous afterward.|
|87b||7b||"Breath of Fresh Squidward"||Tom Yasumi||Nate Cash, Tuck Tucker & Richard Pursel||July 26, 2007||N/A|
|Squidward gets accidentally electrocuted by his own electric fence, causing a complete change in his personality. He becomes cheerful and friendly to everyone in town and SpongeBob thinks that he is replaced as fry cook. SpongeBob's behavior towards Squidward changes over jealousy, making Squidward feel saddened. SpongeBob goes to his house to apologize, but becomes ill-tempered after slapping Squidward, who is suffering again from electrocution upon entering his house.|
|88a||8a||"Money Talks"||Alan Smart||Luke Brookshier, Tom King & Dani Michaeli||July 31, 2007||N/A|
|Mr. Krabs makes a wish that he could talk to money. When his wish is magically granted by the Flying Dutchman in exchange for his soul, Mr. Krabs becomes restless after learning that they want to be spent. Mr. Krabs starts to regret his deal, and asks the Flying Dutchman for a refund, who refuses.|
|88b||8b||"SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget"||Alan Smart||Luke Brookshier & Richard Pursel||July 31, 2007||N/A|
|Squidward invents a Krabby Patty-making machine to try and make SpongeBob lose his job. SpongeBob will not go down without a fight, so he competes against it.|
|88c||8c||"Slimy Dancing"||Tom Yasumi||Nate Cash, Tuck Tucker & Richard Pursel||July 31, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward enter a dance contest, but Squidward fails to proceed to the finals, so he decides to coach for SpongeBob to win the trophy. At the night of the competition, they win the contest. However, they get disqualified when SpongeBob reveals that he has a partner, which is Squidward. The trophy is confiscated, and it turns out that all the contestants are partnered. The only individual dancer in the contest is Patrick, making him win the trophy.|
|89a||9a||"The Krusty Sponge"||Andrew Overtoom||Aaron Springer & Eric Shaw||July 24, 2007||N/A|
|After a food critic raves about SpongeBob's cooking, Mr. Krabs makes him the focal point of the Krusty Krab restaurant. The next day, Mr. Krabs begins selling yellow patties (tainted meat), replacing the Krabby Patty sandwiches. The new brand makes the customers sick, and Mr. Krabs is ordered to the court. The Krusty Krab changes back to normal after Mr. Krabs teats the judge, who is a huge fan of SpongeBob, to his restaurant.|
|89b||9b||"Sing a Song of Patrick"||Alan Smart||Luke Brookshier, Tom King & Steven Banks||February 19, 2007||N/A|
|Patrick writes an annoying song. SpongeBob, however, tells Patrick that the song is great, so they try to get the song played on the radio. The local radio station rejects them, but they manage to play the song after putting the recorder on top of the station's antenna. The song is heard throughout the town, which causes chaos. An angry mob forms and starts to chase the two.|
|90a||10a||"A Flea in Her Dome"||Andrew Overtoom||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas & Steven Banks||August 1, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob and Patrick organize a party in the Treedome to welcome Sandy, who is returning from Texas. However, unknown to her, Sandy has carried fleas. The fleas take over the Treedome, until Sandy get an idea that would rid the fleas. She opens the door, letting saltwater get inside.|
|90b||10b||"The Donut of Shame"||Tom Yasumi||Nate Cash & Dani Michaeli||August 1, 2007||N/A|
|After waking up with a hangover from a party last night, Patrick accidentally takes SpongeBob's donut. He is wracked with guilt over his action. SpongeBob arrives to watch a videotape of the party and it is revealed that the donut is a birthday present for Patrick. Patrick shares his donut to SpongeBob.|
|90c||10c||"The Krusty Plate"||Tom Yasumi||Tuck Tucker & Eric Shaw||August 1, 2007||N/A|
|During an evening of washing dishes at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob cannot remove a spot from a dinner plate. He attempts to use various methods, to the point of destroying the restaurant. In the end, SpongeBob succeeds to clean the plate, but destroys the Krusty Krab in the process from a nuclear explosion.|
|91a||11a||"Goo Goo Gas"||Alan Smart||Luke Brookshier, Tom King & Dani Michaeli||July 19, 2009||4.95|
|Plankton's latest scheme sees him invent a gas that causes people to turn into babies. Plankton hijacks the Krusty Krab and turns all the customers into babies. Plankton then gets the secret formula, but SpongeBob accidentally overpowers the gas canister by bashing it, causing it to explode. The gas turns Plankton into a microscopic baby.|
|91b||11b||"Le Big Switch"||Tom Yasumi||Nate Cash, Tuck Tucker & Richard Pursel||September 29, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob and an executive chef trade jobs in a cultural exchange program. SpongeBob does not start out well at the new restaurant as the owner demands him to cook other than Krabby Patties. The owner continues to yell at him until he tastes a patty, realizing how good it tastes. The owner begins to sell Krabby Patties, which all the rich clientele enjoy. The exchange program ends and SpongeBob is eager to return to the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob takes the Krabby Patties back and all the customers follow him.|
|92||12||"Atlantis SquarePantis"||Andrew Overtoom||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas, Steven Banks & Dani Michaeli||November 12, 2007||9.22|
|SpongeBob and his friends visit Atlantis. Several attractions at Atlantis have charms to each of the group, including Sandy, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward. However, after popping the Oldest Bubble, they are chased by the guards. Plankton appears and is adored by the king, who makes Plankton as the replacement attraction of the bubble. SpongeBob and the gang return to Bikini Bottom.|
|93a||13a||"Picture Day"||Alan Smart||Casey Alexander & Dani Michaeli||August 2, 2007||N/A|
|It is picture day for Mrs. Puff Boating School Year Book, and SpongeBob has spent all morning getting ready for it. He has to make it to Boating School without getting dirty, but this proves to be more difficult than he imagined. After several attempts, he has finally take the picture. The episode ends with SpongeBob looking at the yearbook.|
|93b||13b||"Pat No Pay"||Alan Smart||Zeus Cervas & Dani Michaeli||August 2, 2007||N/A|
|When Patrick eats Krabby Patties without paying, Mr. Krabs puts him to work in the restaurant to pay it back. However, he only causes wreak havoc up the restaurant and makes it explode.|
|Alan Smart||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas & Richard Pursel||August 2, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob's parents go missing and he suspects that his cousin BlackJack, the family bully who used to torment SpongeBob when they were little, has kidnapped them. SpongeBob go to BlackJack's house and sees his parents. They explain to SpongeBob that they are throwing a party for BlackJack's return from prison. His cousin arrives and all of them enjoys the party.|
"The Black Sponge"
|Tom Yasumi||Greg Miller, Aaron Springer & Eric Shaw||August 3, 2007||N/A|
|While brushing his teeth, SpongeBob accidentally gets a black eye. Too embarrassed to tell anyone the truth behind his injury, SpongeBob makes up a tale about a fight with a thug. When at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob learns the bully in his story really exists after it arrives, which makes SpongeBob tell the truth.|
|94b||14b||"Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob"||Tom Yasumi||Nate Cash, Tuck Tucker & Eric Shaw||August 3, 2007||N/A|
|Plankton turns Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy into his minions with his mind controlling device. Plankton controls the heroes and orders them to encourage the customers of the Krusty Krab to eat at the Chum Bucket. By feeding them Krabby Patties, SpongeBob turns Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy to normal and they all go to the Krusty Krab, leaving the Chum Bucket empty.|
|95a||15a||"The Inmates of Summer"||Alan Smart||Chris Reccardi, Aaron Springer & Dani Michaeli||November 23, 2007||N/A|
|Instead of getting on a ship headed for summer camp, SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally board a ship full of prisoners on their way to jail on Inferno Island. At the prison, the warden gets annoyed by the two. Out of boredom, SpongeBob conceives to make a play. The play is shown and the warden likes it, until the prisoners use the boat prop to escape.|
|95b||15b||"To Save a Squirrel"||Alan Smart||Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash & Dani Michaeli||November 23, 2007||N/A|
|After sneaking into Sandy's camping trip SpongeBob and Patrick are stranded in a cave. SpongeBob and Patrick meet an old man, who convinces each of them to eat his friend. SpongeBob and Patrick then make attempts to eat each other. The old man is impressed, and he then reveals that he is really Sandy. Sandy gives SpongeBob and Patrick survivor badges.|
|96||16||"Pest of the West"||Andrew Overtoom & Tom Yasumi||Luke Brookshier, Tom King, Steven Banks & Richard Pursel||April 11, 2008||6.10|
|While researching his family tree, SpongeBob finds that he is a distant relative of SpongeBuck, a sheriff from Bikini Bottom's past who helped save the citizens from the quickest whip draw in town, the evil Dead Eye Plankton.|
|97a||17a||"20,000 Patties Under the Sea"||Tom Yasumi||Chris Reccardi, Aaron Springer & Richard Pursel||November 23, 2007||N/A|
|Mr. Krabs opens a mobile underwater restaurant to compete with Plankton. SpongeBob and Patrick are tasked for the job and are unsuccessful with their first customers. They fall into an abyss and wake a sea monster up. The monster purchases Krabby Patties and Plankton comes along. Plankton is mistaken by the monster for a dessert (a chocolate éclair) and the monster chases him away.|
|97b||17b||"The Battle of Bikini Bottom"||Andrew Overtoom||Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash & Eric Shaw||November 23, 2007||N/A|
|When Patrick and SpongeBob discover they have conflicting views on cleanliness, their disagreement blows up into an epic battle. After several attacks to each other, SpongeBob gets dirty, while Patrick ends up clean.|
|98||18||"What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"
|Alan Smart & Tom Yasumi||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas & Steven Banks||October 13, 2008||7.70|
|When SpongeBob tries to spend quality time with his friends, he just ends up being a nuisance to them instead. He has no other choice but to pack and move to another city. In the process, he hits his head, loses all of his memory and wanders away into a new town.|
|99a||19a||"The Two Faces of Squidward"||Tom Yasumi||Charlie Bean, Aaron Springer & Steven Banks||November 23, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob breaks Squidward's face by slamming a door into it, and the resulting plastic surgery repair makes Squidward look handsome. His new-found beauty is making everyone in Bikini Bottom become in love with Squidward.|
|99b||19b||"SpongeHenge"||Andrew Overtoom||Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas, Richard Pursel||November 23, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob's holes create a jellyfish-enticing sound when wind blows through them. SpongeBob cannot stand the jellyfish anymore, so he hides in a cave for a long period of time. After a while, SpongeBob makes several stone replicas, which produce better and louder music, to make sure that the jellyfish will leave him alone. He succeeds, so he runs to the Krusty Krab, only to discover that it is already abandoned.|
|100a||20a||"Banned in Bikini Bottom"||Alan Smart||Aaron Springer & Steven Banks||November 23, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob loves Krabby Patties so much, he cannot help singing and dancing when he is around the delicious sandwiches. A community headed by Miss Gristlepuss, who is against all things fun and delicious, bans Krabby Patties. Mr. Krabs decides to open the Krusty Krab at SpongeBob's pineapple house. Miss Gristlepuss arrives only to close the restaurant, but she trips and a Krabby Patty is dropped into her mouth. It makes her love the sandwich and the restaurant re-opens.|
|100b||20b||"Stanley S. SquarePants"
"SpongeBob's Klutzy Cousin"
|Andrew Overtoom||Luke Brookshier, Nate Cash & Eric Shaw||November 23, 2007||N/A|
|SpongeBob's cousin Stanley comes to visit. Stanley attempts to get a job at the Krusty Krab, with a help from SpongeBob. After several troubles by Stanley, Mr. Krabs tells him to get a job at the Chum Bucket, with the purpose of destroying it. Plankton hires Stanley and he accidentally destroys the Chum Bucket, much to Mr. Krabs' delight.|
The first 20 segment episodes of the fifth season were released on DVD by Paramount Home Entertainment in the United States and Canada on September 4, 2007. The "Volume 1" DVD release features bonus material including "Bubble Burst Trivia" for "Friend or Foe" and "The Krusty Sponge". The remaining 21 segment episodes of the season were also released under the title "Volume 2" in the United States and Canada on November 18, 2008. In Region 2 and 4, the DVD release for the season was a complete set. On November 13, 2012, The Complete Fifth Season DVD was released in Region 1, three years after the season had completed broadcast on television.
|SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 5, Volume 1|
|Set details||Special features|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|September 4, 2007||November 16, 2009||December 3, 2009|
|SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 5, Volume 2|
|Set details||Special features|
|Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|November 18, 2008||November 16, 2009||December 3, 2009|
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