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[[caption-width-right:348:''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic "And it's sweet, sweet, sweet victory, YEAH."]]'']]
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* The stand-off at the end of "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E6MermaidmanandBarnacleboyPickles Pickles]]". After going into a funk for forgetting to put pickles in a Patty, Spongebob loses his confidence. This leads to a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HeroicBSOD Heroic BSoD]]of him failing the order of simple tasks (from word order to cooking). After days of help, he eventually remembers the order, and we get the badass sequence. With [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqvq_B5WeH4 this]] music playing, we see the epic western-esque stand off between Bubble Bass and Spongebob. The facial expressions, Spongebob's cool, confident demeanor vs the roars of Bubble Bass, the tension, it was all worth it in the end as Spongebob figures out that [[spoiler: Bubble Bass was hiding the pickles for both confrontations.]] He deserved all the cheers at the end.
** Spongebob also gets a subtle one at the beginning of the episode. For not only managing to decipher the Double Triple Bossy Deluxe effortlessly but also actually ''managing to construct'' the damn thing!
* The end of "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E15TheSecretBoxBandGeeks Band Geeks]]". [[http://www.spike.com/video-clips/9nvws2/spongebob-squarepants-band-geeks You know what we're talking about.]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic They rock out]] ''for'' Squidward after he gives up on the entire town. [[ThePowerOfRock This ultimately ends with Squidward rocking out with them]], and [[VillainousBreakdown Squilliam getting a heart attack and being taken away]]. That scene, combined with the usual [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarity]], is why many fans consider this the best episode ever. Undisputedly the greatest moment in the entire series.
** Best of all is the instant when both [=SpongeBob=] and Plankton join forces on the mic for that big "YEAH!". Frequent enemies working together for a common (good) cause? AWESOME.
** Almost as awesome are Mrs. Puff playing the guitar (complete with rock star movements during her solo), Plankton's keyboard solo as the band members part to reveal [=SpongeBob=] standing in a spotlight with a microphone, and a sunglasses-wearing Patrick on the drums. (And honourable mention goes to Sandy on bass, Mr. Krabs on keytar, Pearl on sax, and the various fish extras for the opening trumpet fanfare.)
** During a four-day marathon of Nicktoons programming held throughout Thanksgiving 2007 called the Nicktoons Superstuffed Weekend, a countdown was held of the top 100 Nicktoons moments of all time (as voted on by users of Nick.com). This was number '''one''', as it should be.
* [[TheMovie The]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie movie]] has several awesome moments.
** In general, it has all of the right humor that made [=SpongeBob=] popular to begin with, a pretty gripping story involving Plankton finally getting his wish to rule the world, and it added in a lot of great character development for both [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, who wind up growing up quite a bit in the film.
** Squidward easily finds out about Plankton's plan. How he did it is unknown, but him finding out and calling Plankton out...that was kinda cool.
** Two rednecks bet that [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick couldn't last 10 seconds beyond the county line, which is in the middle of nowhere. All of a sudden, a thug comes up and takes their vehicle. How many seconds was that? [[spoiler:[[HilarityEnsues 12 seconds]]]].
** At the end, [=SpongeBob=] singing "[[ThePowerOfRock I'm a]] [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Goofy Goober]]" and breaking everyone free from [[spoiler:Plankton's]] control.
** He also [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeats]] [[PhysicalGod Neptune]] using ThePowerOfRock. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcsI6eD2CmQ It's especially obvious in the GBA game]] but is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3z5WEhex0 in the movie as well]]
** And, to top it all off, the movie ends with a rather heartwarming moment for [=SpongeBob=] as he gets his well-deserved promotion and topping off the end of the series with a good little pop song by {{Ween}} with a montage of [=SpongeBob=] enjoying his new position. Apparently, the creators have stated that even though they've continued making episodes, the movie is basically where the [=SpongeBob=] story ends.
* "No Weenies Allowed", which featured [=SpongeBob=] trying to get into a tough bar, and failing. At the end, [=SpongeBob=] pretends to get into a fight with Patrick, and the ensuing fight that follows is pretty awesome. The man is so impressed, he finally lets [=SpongeBob=] in.
** Note that Patrick was beating himself up. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd_tqUJZGAs Brutally]].
* The [=SpongeBob=] Christmas special. Half of the episode was made up of awesome. Espcially the song and at the end, with Squidward being nice and giving away everything for the sake of making [=SpongeBob=] happy after he made him upset in the first place. Also could count as a Heartwarming moment.
* [=SpongeBob=] serving up all those patties at the end of the first episode, "Help Wanted". He '''earned''' his place as the Krusty Krab's fry cook.
* The fight scene in "Sand Castles in the Sand". They just had enough badassery to create all of that with nothing but sand. The battle also ends in the most awesome way possible. After Patrick ''nukes'' [=SpongeBob's=] castle, [=SpongeBob=] ''kamikazes his fighter jet into the [[ItMakesSenseInContext giant robot head Patrick was piloting]]''!
* Okay, so [=SpongeBob=] is weak enough to barely lift 2 stuffed animals, right? But in "Pets or Pests", when he is left with a litter of worms, he gets so protective of them that not only does he tackle Larry, one of the strongest sea creatures around, when Larry threatens to eat them, but when a speeding truck is about to run the worms over, he stops it by ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill ripping open the grille to get into the hood, then removing the entire engine block]]!'' [=SpongeBob=] was pumped up with awesomeness right there.
* Then there's [=SpongeBob=] taking on a King Jellyfish when the [[BlatantLies incredible]] Jellyspotters couldn't. "Everybody loves pie!"
** [[RunningGag Waa waa whaaaa.]]
* The climax of "Can You Spare A Dime" where, after ''months'' of Squidward's abuse, [=SpongeBob=] goes to Mister Krabs to get Squidward his job back and when Mr. Krabs doesn't [=SpongeBob=] ''takes 800 levels in pure badass and grabs Mr. Krabs, lifts him over his head and chokes the living hell out of him.''
--> '''[=SpongeBob=]:''' LISTEN YOU CRUSTACEOUS CHEAPSKATE, SQUIDWARD'S BEEN LIVING AT ''MY'' HOUSE DRIVING ''ME'' CRAZY! '''AND YOU'RE NOT GONNA HIRE HIM BACK ALL BECAUSE OF A ''STUPID DIME?!?!?!'''''\\
[[spoiler: ''[[BowelBreakingBricks (a giant stone wheel drops out of Mr. Krabs' back pocket)]]'']]
* Squidward got one in "Pizza Delivery". After going through hell, [=SpongeBob=] finally got the pizza to the customer, who proceeds to bitch and scream about how they didn't bring him a drink (which he totally didn't order) and refuses to take the pizza. [=SpongeBob=] returns to Squidward in hysterical tears, and Squidward -- who, mind you, despises [=SpongeBob=] -- goes back to the customer...
-->'''Customer:''' Another one? Look, I told your little friend I ain't payin' for that!
-->'''Squidward:''' Well, this one's on the house! ''([[LaserGuidedKarma slams pizza box in the customer's face, knocking him out]])''
** Followed by Squidward's epic line: "He ate the whole thing in one bite."
** Of course, it's possible that Squidward was also retaliating for the guy turning his delivery from hell into a colossal waste of time. Anyone who's worked in food service for long enough will have his back through every second of that scene either way.
** Earlier, he saved Spongebob's life after he nearly gets run over by a passing van. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Way to go, Squiddy!]]
* In the episode "One Krabs' Trash", Mr. Krabs has to get back the #1 hat from a graveyard. This leads to him ''beating up an entire army of undead skeletons with one of the skeleton's (a swordfish) heads''.
** "LOOK AT ME! I'm Errol FIN!!!"
* In one episode, Mr. Krabs discovers Gary has a "talent" for finding spare change, so he begins to take Gary around Bikini Bottom, stealing all the spare change he can find while keeping [=SpongeBob=] distracted by assigning him multiple tasks at the Krusty Krab. Eventually, one of Mr. Krabs' victims bumps into [=SpongeBob=] on the street, indirectly claiming his change was stolen by Mr. Krabs. The writers could've easily made [=SpongeBob=] dismiss the whole thing, but instead, he goes full PapaWolf, confronts Mr. Krabs at his next heist, and straight up ''stands up against his own boss'' for abusing Gary. Considering how he seldom does that, it was great seeing that [=SpongeBob=] was setting that {{Jerkass}} straight. Unfortunately, this glorious moment is cut short considering that [[spoiler: during the whole confrontation, Gary was collecting an ''entire tidal wave'' of change, distracting Mr. Krabs and prompting [=SpongeBob=] and Gary to make a break for it. Mr. Krabs ended up in the hospital, and all the change he heisted was used to pay his health bills.]] [[LaserGuidedKarma Served him right]].
** Made even more awesome if you remember that [=SpongeBob=] has been acting like a doormat to Mr. Krabs in the later seasons.
* In "Born Again Krabs", when Mr. Krabs [[ItMakesSenseInContext sold [=SpongeBob=]'s soul for 62 cents]], [[EvenEvilHasStandards Squidward, who usually hates [=SpongeBob=] with a passion, called out Krabs on this]]:
-->'''Squidward:''' Mr. Krabs, I can't believe I'm saying this, but how could you sell [=SpongeBob=] for 62 cents?
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You think I could have gotten more?]]
-->'''Squidward:''' He stuck up for you and you sold him out? ''(Points at Krabs)'' YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!
** Just preceding that: just when the Flying Dutchman is about to collect Mr. Krabs's soul for failing to follow up on his promise to be a better person. [=SpongeBob=] ''[[DealWithTheDevil bets his soul]]'' to prove that Krabs isn't a total skinflint and that there's a heart in him. When the deal falls through, Krabs [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone is crestfallen]]. However, the mood is alleviated thirty seconds after [=SpongeBob=] goes for another CMOA: [[LikeABadassOutOfHell he gets out of being stuck in Davy Jones's Locker]] ''by accidentally annoying the Flying Dutchman''.
* This scene in "The Abrasive Side". Even though [=SpongeBob=] is desperately trying to hold off his abrasive side, when he tries to apologize to Mr. Krabs after his abrasive side requests Krabs pay him overtime, this happens:
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' Mr. Krabs! Mr. Krabs!
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' ''(panicking)'' What do you want now, Mr. Pottymouth?!
-->'''[=SpongeBob=]:''' But Mr. Krabs, I never use immoderate language, like-''(transforms into abrasive side)'' '''OVERTIME!'''
-->'''Mr. Krabs:''' ''(screams in terror)''
** Even though it was supposed to be serious and accidental, [=SpongeBob=] standing up to Mr. Krabs and striking such fear into him earns it this spot.
* Patrick in "The Great Patty Caper" manages to outrun the train not once, nor twice, not even thrice, but ''four times,'' and managed to ''throw a boulder in front of the train on his last outrunning!''
** What, no love for Spongebob epically transforming into a hang-glider to catch up?
* "Krusty Love", where after Mr. Krabs has [=SpongeBob=] going to store for something and then get on him for spending his money, [=SpongeBob=] snaps and ''actually swears''. He also [[OhMyGods "cursed" Shiva]]. (all we hear is gibberish and we see Mrs. Puff pull out a dictionary and blush at what he's saying, but it's still awesome).
* Mr. Krabs gets one in "Mr. Krabs Takes A Vacation". While Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] tour the Ocean Mint, at one point, two robbers try to rob the money, and try to harm the other tourists. Mr. Krabs defends for them, and uses [=SpongeBob=] to lasso them out of the Mint and into a police boat. This shows Mr. Krabs can care about others, not just money. If you want a redeeming example from his mean actions in the past few seasons, this should do it.
* The end of "OppositeDay" must be mentioned. Squidward chasing [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick with a tractor, while laughing maniacally.
** '''''"HAPPY OPPOSITE DAYYYY!!!!"'''''
* The video game, ''Battle For Bikini Bottom'', turns [=SpongeBob=] into a BadAss. He fights King Jellyfish to get his jelly to fix Squidward's stings, transverses a completely wrecked downtown to find steering wheels, fights through waves of robots to get the sun lotion back, shuts down the security system of the Mermalair and stops a villain from escaping, goes through Rock Bottom to retrieve the museum's paintings, beats speed records on Sand Mountain as well as destroying all the robots on the slopes, survives [[ThatOneLevel Kelp Forest]], wins a battle against robot-controlled pirate ship using the Flying Dutchman's own ship, and defeats robot versions of Sandy, Patrick, himself and Plankton! His final power, Cruise Bubble, is a ''remote-controlled bubble-missile.'' He can use it as many times as he wants, so the final power [=SpongeBob=] gets is a unlimited remote-controlled rocket launcher!
* The episode "Back to the Past" gains an undeniable CMOA when we meet the young Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy... Because [[CastingGag they're voiced by]] Creator/AdamWest and Burt Ward!
* At the end of "Enchanted Tiki Dreams", SpongeBob and Patrick, even after ruining the paradise they created for him, still try to make Squidward relax by building him a swinging pirate ship and hurting themselves when it sways. If that's not [[ButtMonkey Squidward]] [[ThrowTheDogABone finally winning for a change]], then nothing is.
* The end of "Bumper to Bumper", Sure, the test may have been null and void due to Mrs. Puff crossing over the county line 3 miles back, but [=SpongeBob=] finally got all of the driving requirements correct! It's ''possible'' that it ''might'' happen again, unless of course NegativeContinuity takes effect.
* Plankton finally getting his dream to grow an extra hundred feet to be able to crush his enemies in "Wishing You Well". One of the very few episodes to leave him on a happy note, merrily smashing large buildings to a pulp.
* After an electric shock affects Squidward's brain in "A Breath Of Fresh Squidward", he ends up as friendly, competent and beloved as [=SpongeBob=], to the point of finally winning Employee of the Month and breaking the latter's winning streak. Extra points for spending most of the episode basically getting indirect payback on Spongebob and [[HypocriticalHumor driving him crazy]] with his own clingy, over the top antics.
* In "Way Of The Sponge", [=SpongeBob=] beating up Sandy's karate master Fuzzy Acorns without even trying whilst doing his fry cook duties.
* The first five minutes of "Little Yellow Book", in which Squidward '''finally''' gets back at [=SpongeBob=] by reading embarrassing entries in his diary, [[spoiler:regardless of the entire town alienating him for the remainder of the episode. At the end he also reads Spongebob's other diary while the town is pelting him with fruit and is laughing so hard [[WorthIt he doesn't even care]].]]
* Towards the end of "Plankton's Pet", Spot saving Plankton's life again from the other dangerous pets that are trying to attack him. He grows in size and barks at them, scaring them into submission, and they quickly go back into their cages. Another rare episode that gives Plankton a happy ending.
* Meta example: You know your show is successful when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8slqbNdacM the Russian army marches to the theme song]].
* The finale of "Are You Happy Now?" has Squidward violently tearing apart a room full of paper-mache [=SpongeBob=] replicas. It is HUGELY cathartic after all the crap [=SpongeBob=] puts Squidward through.
* "House Fancy" represents another rare triumph for Squidward over his hated rival, Squilliam Fancyson. After seeing Squilliam's ridiculously opulent house on the in-universe series ''House Fancy'', Squidward tells presenter Nicholas Wither that his own house puts Squilliam's to shame, and with only two hours to make good on his claim, he reluctantly enlists [=SpongeBob's=] help in re-decorating. Inevitably, [=SpongeBob=] destroys or otherwise mars everything he touches, and when he tries to vacuum up the debris, the out-of-control cleaner sucks up all of Squidward's possessions until the bag explodes and takes out Squidward's entire house... just as Wither and Squilliam arrive. However, the pieces of the house land in a rather attractive minimalist formation, and Wither declares it the next great thing in home decoration, announces an hour-long special on Squidward's house, and proclaims him the winner of an award that was intended for Squilliam, who promptly faints in despair.
* The jellyfish in the episode "Jellyfish Hunter" get one when they are freed and give Mr. Krabs his [[LaserGuidedKarma just desserts]].
* [=SpongeBob=] gets one in the beginning of "New Digs," when he is running to work and is able to ''leap past a huge "bridge out" gap!!''
* Gary doing all sorts of tricks (from art sculpting to a classic motorcycle jump over trailers and a hoop of fire) just to earn Snail Bites in "Treats!"
* The ending of "Accidents Will Happen", a similar episode to "Can You Spare a Dime".
* Patrick actually ''outwitting'' SpongeBob (and briefly the audience) in "The Secret Box" by making him think the contents of his box is just a piece of string. [[ObfuscatingStupidity Just silly old Patrick, right? Wrong!]]
* Even with all the terrible things Mr. Krabs has done throughout the show (especially in recent seasons), he was able to have an awesome moment in "Seance Shemeance" when he [[spoiler: single-handedly defeated and rounded up all the ghosts and ghouls into the bubble...... with a mop!]]
* In the ''[=SpongeBob=], You're Fired'' special, [[spoiler:SQUIDWARD of all people saved [=SpongeBob=] from the other restaurant owners who were fighting over him and brought him back to the Krusty Krab to work again]].
* [=SpongeBob=] and Gary get a moment at the end of the episode "Jellyfish Jam" when Gary makes a beat with his eyes, and he and [=SpongeBob=] get the stray jellyfish out of his house with music. Also counts as SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic.
* ''Frozen Face-Off''. How badly does Plankton want the Krabby Patty formula? [[spoiler: He goes as far as to rip a piece of the safe holding it off, before ripping THAT in half, and than proceeds to rip apart a ATOM, all with his BARE HANDS! This results in a atomic blast, destroying the Krusty Krab, as well as the safe...but NOT PLANKTON! Plankton, a being so small that he is defeated by being stepped on, SURVIVES A ATOMIC BLAST, while being right in the center, something that would kill ANYONE, he survives. All because he wants the Krabby Patty formula.]]
* In "Krusty Towers", Mr. Krabs gets the idea of running a hotel just so he could charge extra for a Krabby Patty. Squidward is put through hell and back by Patrick making many absurd requests of services after checking in, as "[We] shall never deny a guest even the most ridiculous request". Eventually Squidward turns this against Krabs by quitting, checking in as a regular customer, and making a variety of ridiculous requests himself at Krabs's expense.
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