Relatable SpongeBob Episodes for a College Student

Most of us grew up watching SpongeBob. If you are like me though, you still watch it on a regular basis. Typically, it’s just an escape for me. It’s fun to watch and it distracts me from the problems of the real world. However, if you really sit back and focus on what’s actually going on in an episode, there is so much you can actually relate to as a college student. Here are 10 episodes that may relate to you and your college experience.


1. Survival of the Idiots

So, in this episode SpongeBob and Patrick visit Sandy during hibernation, and they accidentally get trapped inside Sandy’s tree dome for the winter. The whole episode consists of Dirty Dan and Pinhead Larry trying to stay warm. In college, walking to class in 20 degree weather is pretty much the same scenario.


2. Pizza Delivery

We all know this iconic episode. SpongeBob and Squidward have to deliver a Krusty Krab Pizza to a customer. SpongeBob proceeds to back up for miles and miles until they run out of gas. While being stuck in the middle of nowhere, they go through several different predicaments just to deliver a pizza. In college, sometimes we take on way more than we can handle, and it takes a while for us to admit that we can’t possible do everything at once.


3. Krusty Krab Training Video

This episode is the informational video for when you become a member of the Krusty Krab crew. The most memorable moment from this episode is the little guy screaming, “Sounds like a lot of hoopla!” In college, I think we all think this way more than we should about a lot of things. For instance, when you are supposed to be listening to your professor and you are retaining absolutely nothing. It happens. We have all been there.


4. Texas

In this episode, Sandy is homesick. She misses Texas. She even sings a song about wanting to go home. Even though we do not always admit it, we all get a little homesick just like Sandy.


5. InSPONGEiac

In this episode, SpongeBob can’t fall asleep after Mr. Krabs sent him home for using too much mustard on the Krabby Patties. He does just about everything possible to try to fall asleep. College students do this all the time. When you know you should be asleep because you have a very important exam at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, but you just can’t fall asleep. Then you end up really tired in the morning, or even late, just like SpongeBob was late for work the next morning.


6. Missing Identity

This is the episode where SpongeBob, with the help of Patrick, tries to retrace his steps after realizing he has “lost” his nametag, when in reality he just had his pants on backwards. If you’re like me, I am always misplacing things. Usually it’s extremely frustrating when I finally find whatever I lost because it’s typically right in front of me the entire time, just like in this episode.


7. I Had an Accident

This episode is a hard one to forget. SpongeBob gets into an accident which results in his bottom shattering into pieces. He then decides that he is going to stay inside with his close friends penny, chip and tissue the rest of his life to avoid any similar injuries. We all get into these kinds of moods, especially in college where we just want to stay in our rooms and be alone, and never come out again. Unfortunately, we all have to come out of our rooms at some point.


8. Can You Spare a Dime?

Mr. Krabs fires Squidward in this episode because he is under the impression that Squidward stole his first dime. Squidward eventually gets his job back, but before then, he is homeless. The part college students can relate to most is when Squidward is in his box and he is asking people for spare change.


9. Grandma’s Kisses

This is the episode when SpongeBob goes to visit his Grandma to prove that he is an adult, because everyone at the Krusty Krab said he acted like a baby around her. In the end of the episode, SpongeBob throws a fit about how he doesn’t want to grow up. We can all relate to that.


10. Procrastination

If any episode describes a college student perfectly, it would have to be this one. This is the episode where SpongeBob catches his house on fire instead of writing his essay. In college, we go to great extremes of procrastination to put off work as long as we can. Most of the time, we won’t be woken up by a call from Mrs. Puff telling us that the class decided to go on a field trip instead.


In memory of Stephen Hillenburg.