In 2004, production resumed on Nickelodeon's hit show SpongeBob SquarePants. Its creator, Stephen Hillenburg, left and handed over showrunner duties to Paul Tibbit, who was also the supervising producer, and Derek Drymon, a major player on the crew.

Season 4 (2005-2007)Edit

The show returned, and three more crew members returned, having worked on season one, those being Vincent Waller, who became the technical director and also paired with Drymon to storyboard/write episodes, animation director Alan Smart, and writer Chris Mitchell, who was paired with Casey Alexander. Drymon wrote several episodes during the season, most of which were praised.

​Season 5 (2007-2009)Edit

Drymon was paired with Waller again for the first half of the season. Chris Mitchell was paired with Eric Shaw. In the second half, Drymon was paired with Aaron Springer. This is also the point where, according to fans, the quality of the show began to go down.

Season 6 (2008-2010) Edit

Drymon and Springer were paired together again. Mid-season, writer Tim Hill left, disgusted with the way the show was (or wasn't) handled and predicted that the show would end in 2011. The quality of the writing in some episodes was said to be worse.