More like "Belongs in the Trash."

Bold and Brash is a painting made by Squidward, hoping to impress an art critic. It first appears in the episode "Artist Unknown."


The painting has a yellow background. A naked caricature of Squidward is the center of the piece, but with only four limbs instead of six. Also, this caricature has no mouth. The color of the caricature is green.

Role in series

"Artist Unknown"

At the Adult Learning Center, Squidward gets a job as an art teacher. The art collector, Monty P. Moneybags, arrives, and one of the pieces that Squidward shows him is Bold and Brash. Mocking Squidward, Monty remarks, "More like, belongs in the trash!" so the Janitor throws it in the garbage.

Later, after Squidward motivates SpongeBob to get back to making art, SpongeBob finds Bold and Brash in a pile of garbage at The Dump.

Snail Park Bold and Brash sprite

Sprite from Snail Park

"Goons on the Moon"

When Sandy's rocket is passing through the asteroid belt on the way to the moon, Bold and Brash is one of the various items seen floating in space.

"Pat Hearts Squid"

When Squidward stretches Patrick's face, he briefly makes it look like Bold and Brash.

"Lighthouse Louie"

Bold and Brash is one of many objects that SpongeBob finds in Mrs. Puff's lighthouse.

Snail Park

Bold and Brash appears as an item in the Prop Shop. It is on a canvas with a golden frame. The player is able to select it from the props menu and add it to the park for their snails to look at. When the player clicks it, it gets covered with splashes of blue and green paint.


Original Bold and Brash

Original sketch

  • An early animatic of "Unreal Estate" reveals that Bold and Brash was originally going to reappear as a decoration in Squidward's house.[1]
  • As revealed by Adam Paloian, Bold and Brash was planned to have a different appearance when it was first drawn. In the original sketch of it, Squidward's caricature had a dolphin-like body, a wide smile, and both eyes visible. The background of the painting had bubbles and a faint skyline.[2]
  • Bold and Brash has become a popular internet meme.


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