as the other reviewer says, the very first spongebob story - entitled 'help wanted' - is not on this dvd. so to call it complete first season is something of a misonomer. That drops this one mark as it would be a five star product otherwise.
Spongebob squarepants is one of those cartoons that can be enjoyed by all ages. the story of a sponge who lives in a town under the sea, it's bright and colourful enough to keep the kids happy, and there are sophisiticated bits of wordplay and breaking of the fourth wall that will entertain adults.
There are three discs in this. the first two have sixteen spongebob stories on them and the third has eight. all run for eleven minutes save for the five minutes [approx] story 'reefblower' at the start of disc one. The discs offer language tracks in english, dutch spanish and french.
Disc three has as extras a documentary about the origin of the show. Which is a bit short, but good. And a karaoke section where you can sing along with some of the songs from various episodes, as the words appear on the screen.
The box does promise a commentary on the episode 'plankton' on disc one, but I couldn't find anything like that on the disc.
If you're epileptic or don't like flashing lights beware of the episode 'jellyfish jam' on disc one as it has lots of flashing colours and quick changes of scenery in it. pity, because it's a very good episode.
the early episodes in this season are a little rough around the edges animation wise at times, but this a great show and it's still funny even when it was starting out.
Great show. Decent collection. but where's that first episode?