This is really a hit-or-miss series. Sometimes the episodes are fantastic and sometimes they are below average. It really depends. No matter whether they are of the strong or weak variety the stories are always good. It just ends up depending on whether the gags work. In this collection, which the episodes from it are often on television even today, most of the humour works.
Episode 1: Dear Viking: The Krusty Krab is holding a Viking-themed promotion so SpongeBob is determined to learn all he can about them.
Episode 2 Ditchin': In order to go to a Mermaidman and Barnacleboy book signing SpongeBob has to sneak out of his boating class.
Episode 3: Pineapple Fever: Things get a little hairy when Squidward is stuck indoors with SpongeBob and Patrick during a storm.
Episode 4: Chum Caverns: Plankton opens a new underground restaurant that could be a serious threat to the Krusty Krab.
Episode 5: Grandpappy the Pirate: Mr. Krab's Granddad, who happens to be a pirate, is coming to town and he is under the impression that his grandson is also a pirate.
Episode 6: Cephalopod Lodge: Squidward is banned from his secret society lodge because of SpongeBob and Patrick.
Episode 7: Shuffleboarding: SpongeBob and Patrick take Mermaidman and Barnacleboy's places at a shuffleboard tournament but get a little carried away.
Episode 8: Professor Squidward: In order to teach at a prestigious school Squidward pretends to by Squilliam but his cover is almost blown by SpongeBob and Patrick.
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