Help Wanted (SpongeBob SquarePants)

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Help Wanted (SpongeBob SquarePants)
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"Living in the sunlight, Lovin' in the moonlight, Having a wonderful time!
Series: SpongeBob SquarePants
Part of Season: 1
Episode Number: 1a
Air Date: 1997 (original pitch)
May 1, 1999
Writer: Stephen Hillenburg
Derek Drymon
Tim Hill
Next episode: Reef Blower

"Help Wanted" is the first segment of the very first episode overall and Season 1 of SpongeBob SquarePants.


SpongeBob prepares to fulfill a lifelong dream and to get a fry cook job at a restaurant, The Krusty Krab.

Why It Rocks

  1. A young 12-year-old sponge who worked as a fry cook and feeds hundreds of anchovies fast is very entertaining.
  2. It is the very first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants and has a great story like first episodes of other shows like Star Trek.
    • It premiered after the 1999 Kids Choice Awards.
  3. SpongeBob made so much Krabby Patties fast for crowded Bikini Bottom anchovies and he was finally hired to achieve his dream.
  4. While not using its own music, it uses Tiny Tim's cover of "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" but it's a unusual ukulele version.
  5. It also paired with good segments such as "Reef Blower" and "Tea at the Treedome".
  6. It introduced some characters not just SpongeBob, but there was Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs. In later episodes, it debuted and introduced Sandy and Plankton.
  7. It gained 6.9 million views on it's original broadcast.
  8. Great voice acting, especially for Tom Kenny who voices SpongeBob.
  9. Introduced the greatest background songs, Honolulu March and The Rakehornpipe.

The Only Bad Quality

  1. The animation looks kinda weird, but we can't blame them. It was their first episode. The animation improved overtime.


Upon its release, "Help Wanted" scored a 6.3 Nielsen rating, or 6.9 million total viewers, including 3.6 million children aged 2–11. The episode received generally favorable reviews from media critics and viewers. It also got an 8.7 on IMDb.




9 months ago
Score 6
Living In The Sunlight- Tiny Tim+


9 months ago
Score 6
This is the FIRST Page I made in Miraheze!


4 months ago
Score 3


2 months ago
Score 0
I’ve been considering making pages for The Choices and The Shell (both from The Amazing World of Gumball). I will make them at some point.

Nitesh Surya Vanapalli

6 months ago
Score 1
This episode is a really great start.


5 months ago
Score 2
That episode was a perfect start to one of my favorite shows ever.


one month ago
Score 0
Oh, now there’s a bad quality, but hey, only 1 is not so bad for first episode, and this was still a perfect start, it’s one of my favorite shows too.


4 months ago
Score 1
i’m ready

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