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"Are You Happy Now?" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 8. In this episode, SpongeBob tries to help Squidward create a happy memory.



On a fine day at the Krusty Krab, Patrick is behind the restaurant climbing out of a dumpster eating a leftover Krabby Patty. The camera then pans over to SpongeBob, showing him reading The Krusty Krab Work Schedule, much to Squidward's chagrin. Squidward picks up the book SpongeBob was reading and questions on what is so great about it. SpongeBob then claims that the book has a list of "his happiest memories." Squidward takes the book and "accidentally" drops it on the grill. However, SpongeBob has multiple copies of the book in a cabinet, and he proceeds to get another one. SpongeBob then asks Squidward if he has the happiest memory, in which he says, "No." Feeling concerned, SpongeBob tries to ask Squidward if he can help make the happiest memory for him, which he accepts.

SpongeBob and Squidward crying.

First, SpongeBob takes Squidward to a concert; this does not go well, however, since the violin player accidentally shot Squidward in the eye with the violin bow. Then, both of them head to the Bikini Bottom Museum, where one of Squidward's masterpieces is in the museum and is being praised by critics. Squidward is happy until a famous art critic named Fiasco burns his artwork with a flamethrower. After that, SpongeBob takes Squidward on a hot air balloon ride. This does not go well, either, since Squidward is afraid of heights, so SpongeBob tries to get Squidward down by popping the balloon and both of them land on a mountain, which is actually Mount Bikini, ruining Harold's chance to be the first one on the mountain. Then, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Harold slide off the mountain due to an avalanche. When SpongeBob and Squidward slide back to their homes, Squidward sadly resigns that he will never have a happiest memory, let alone one involving SpongeBob.

Two weeks later, Squidward is left in his house doing nothing but being unhappy. SpongeBob then becomes even more concerned for Squidward and tries to get a hold of him, but to no avail. First, he and Gary go up to Squidward's window, but Squidward closes the curtains. SpongeBob suddenly falls off Gary along with Gary's shell, and SpongeBob gets stuck in the shell and breaks it when he crashes into Squidward's house. Second, he tries calling Squidward to cheer him up, but Squidward throws his phone into SpongeBob's house. Gary gives it to SpongeBob (while he is still holding his phone) and SpongeBob yells through the phone, making his ears hurt and breaking both phones. Then he comes out of Squidward's fax machine, but Squidward shreds him to pieces with his paper shredder and dumps him out the window, where Gary puts him back together.

"Maybe this will help."

Finally, he traps Squidward in a box and takes him to the Krusty Krab, where he reveals that he created a party to try and cheer Squidward up. Unfortunately, SpongeBob failed to get anyone else to come, because they were either busy or sick, so instead, he made 100 papier-mâché life-sized models of himself. Squidward both hates seeing more than one sculpture of SpongeBob in one place and declares he never even wanted a "happiest memory," so he goes berserk and destroys all the papier-mâché sculptures. Ironically enough, he gains pleasure from doing so and claims this to be his "happiest memory," much to SpongeBob's own delight.



 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Unholy Makarel - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Lopey Sailor's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Opening at Krusty Krab]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 12 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I guess I don't have a happiest memory."]
  Sad Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["How can you live without a happiest memory?"]
  Salt Water Works - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward cries]
  Sponge Diver String Quartet - Nicolas Carr [string concert]
  The Musem Incident 2 No Percussion - Nicolas Carr [museum]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr ["This is my sculpture!"]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Ooh, you're just in time!"]
  Rainbow Delights - Magnum Opus ["Gosh, I can't believe it!"]
  Cristallisation - Vladimir Cosma [Squidward's sculpture is burned]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 6C - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Squidward leave the museum]
  Fancytale - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob and Squidward in a hot air balloon]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney [Squidward's afraid of heights]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob pops the balloon]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 3A - Jeremy Wakefield ["Son of a seahorse!"]
  Missile Disaster - John Fox ["We're the first to reach the top of Mount Bikini!"]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob plants the flag in Squidward's foot]
  Dramatic Cue (E) - Ronald Hanmer [avalanche]
  Blue Tide - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward arrives home, depressed]
  Animal Antics [#45] - Phil Green [two weeks later...]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 9C - Jeremy Wakefield ["At least he's still alive."]
  Horror Crash - Harry Lubin [SpongeBob falls]
  Steel Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield [Gary's shell breaks]
  Silly Bob Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob calls Squidward]
  Steel Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield [burnt brownies]
  Silly Bob Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob emerges from Squidward's fax machine]
  Tabu - Daryl Neil Griffith ["I can't seem to get happy."]
  Small Birds - Phil Green [pet scallop]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Nope, I guess not."]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr [empty box]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob emerges from the box]
  Ta-ra C - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [party at Krusty Krab]
  Proud Fanfare - David Farnon [party at Krusty Krab]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 12 - Jeremy Wakefield ["You don't seem to understand."]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["I...don't...want...a...happiest memory!"]
  Greenhorn Rag - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]




  • This episode has been pulled from being aired by Nickelodeon since August 15, 2019.[2][3] Likewise, its sister episode rarely airs on the network; the last known instance occurred on October 12, 2021.[4] But is still available on Paramount+ and also on DVD.
  • This episode is the first episode in the series to contain the 2013 100th Anniversary Paramount logo.
  • This episode premiered on the same day as the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards.
  • The smiley faces on the title card all have the same noses as Squidward.
  • This episode marks the second appearance of Fiasco, the first being "Fiasco!," which is actually the previous episode in production order.
  • This and its sister episode "Planet of the Jellyfish" both show Squidward having a mail slot on his door.
  • This is the second episode where the mail carrier gets Squidward's name wrong. The first was "The Great Snail Race."
  • Foreshadowing: After falling down the mountain, Squidward says SpongeBob will not be involved in his happiest memory. Later in the episode, Squidward gets his happiest memory destroying papier-mâché copies of SpongeBob.
  • This is the second episode where a skull and crossbones appear in a character's eyes. The first was "Prehibernation Week."
  • Squidward is revealed to own a pet scallop.
  • To date, this is the only time that "Steel Licks 15" and its substitute, "Hot Steel and Slide Licks 12," play in the same episode.
  • This episode reveals that Squidward is afraid of heights, but in "No Hat for Pat," Squidward is not afraid when he is on the diving board with Patrick.
  • This episode's working title was "Squidward's Happiest Memory."[5]
  • In Bahasa Indonesian version, the part where Squidward gets hit by a violin bow in the eye was cut due to it being considered a violent scene.
    • Also, the scene where Squidward goes to the bed as well as SpongeBob's first attempt to reach Squidward were immediately skipped to SpongeBob calling Squidward by the phone due to time constraints.
  • The statue at the museum makes a cameo appearance in "The Night Patty."
  • Squidward's actually had happy memories before, such as "Band Geeks" and "Enchanted Tiki Dreams."
  • In the UK, the scenes where Squidward puts his face in the oven and Squidward pulling down a rope were cut, due to the innuendos. However the Netflix UK print of this episode keeps the scenes intact.
  • Innuendos:
    • In the scene where Squidward is trying to make brownies, he puts his face in his oven and his face gets burned.
    • Squidward pulls down a rope when he is looking at his pet scallop.

Cultural references

  • When Squidward climbs the walls during his rampage, it is a reference to the Wacky WallWalker, a toy that is thrown against walls, sticks to them, and looks like it is crawling down as it falls. The toy is designed to look like an octopus.


  • The top right smiling face on the title card is smeared.
  • Squidward drops the work schedule book on the grill and it burns immediately, but nothing happens to it when it is lying on the grill while SpongeBob is reading it.
  • When viewed from the window, SpongeBob turns the page to the left side with his left hand, in the following frames to the right side with his right hand.
  • When Squidward throws the rope upwards, a clam cage suddenly appears to be already tied on the other end.