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"Giant Squidward" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 6. In this episode, Squidward becomes a giant when he is sprayed with fertilizer.



Squidward goes to check his kelp garden one morning and sees that it has wilted, so he uses a plant fertilizer called Kelp Grow to help them bloom. Suddenly, SpongeBob and Patrick appear and Patrick starts eating the kelp, much to Squidward's annoyance. Patrick pulls out some ice cream and Squidward sprays it with Kelp Grow, causing it to grow bigger. SpongeBob and Patrick steal it from Squidward and spray his nose with it. They both run around town with the Kelp Grow, doing "good deeds" for people.

Squidward finally catches up to them and demands that they fix his nose. However, when they try to shrink his nose, it only becomes bigger. SpongeBob and Patrick decide to even out his entire body, which turns him into a "giant monster" whom the residents believe to be invading the town.

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"I look horrible!"

As the townspeople gather around Squidward, a young boy appears and suggests that Squidward might be a nice monster, like the one in his storybook. To keep the Bikini Bottomites from hurting him, Squidward agrees with the little boy and tries to prove that he is nice by helping the townspeople with their problems. However, the Bikini Bottomites soon turn on him when he does not say "bless you" to a fish who sneezes. He runs away to a remote location outside of the town and decides to camp out there for the night, but then discovers that Patrick and SpongeBob are having a sleepover in his belly button. Squidward forces them out and begins to sob, telling them that they have ruined his life. SpongeBob and Patrick feel guilty and decide to make it up to him.

The next day, SpongeBob and Patrick give him the greatest present that he could ever have: a giant clarinet. When Squidward plays, he shrinks back to his normal size. He then finds that his kelp garden has been cut down (they used it to make him a kelp-mâché clarinet). This enrages Squidward and he chases SpongeBob and Patrick away.


Promotional art[]

  • Drawn by Vincent Waller.[1]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Misadventures B - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Aloha Oé - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [opening]
  Dancing The Hula - Kapono Beamer [Squidward looks in the mirror]
  Steel Licks 35 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's kelp garden]
  Drama Link (D) - Hubert Clifford [Squidward screams]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Patrick is helping me do good deeds today."]
  Thats It ! - Nicolas Carr ["That's a great idea, Squidward!"]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick sprays Squidward's nose with Kelp Grow]
  Bubble Popping Boys - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["There he is."]
  West Side Rumble - Sam Spence [SpongeBob sprays Mr. Krabs' penny]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield [giant penny crushes Mr. Krabs]
  Comic Drum Drops - Nicolas Carr [rimshot]
  Man from the Ministry [#87] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Good deed accomplished!"]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["We need another good deed!"]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm, how to fix his nose."]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Patrick, that's brilliant!"]
  Seaweed 1 - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob spraying Squidward]
  Dramatic Cue (D) - Ronald Hanmer ["I look horrible!"]
  Steel Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward squirts ink]
  Terror by Night - Hubert Clifford [Squidward grows to gigantic size]
  Gator - Steve Belfer ["I know, I know!"]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward chases SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Dramatic Sea Battle - Gerhard Trede [citizens panic]
  Hawaiian Misadventures B - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["You are very good at pretending, Squidward!"]
  Bucaneers 5 [#12] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [angry mob]
  Young Ballerina - David Farnon ["Maybe he's a nice monster, like in my storybook."]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Oh, right, I hadn't thought of that."]
  Tentacally Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, goodness gracious, yes!"]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney ["He hurt the little one's feelings!"]
  Death And Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [citizens attack Squidward]
  Shock Entrance [#24] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Okay, okay, I'm nice."]
  Hawaiian Flower - Jon Jelmer ["Compliment me on my new hairdo?"]
  WFL Parade Snare Drum - Nicolas Carr ["Let the junior guppies camp out under your toenails?"]
  Little Night Box - Leo Nissim [guppies sleeping]
  Yodel Of Joy - Martha Wild, Renato Bui ["Take me to the top of Mount Humongous?"]
  The Achterhoek Dances - Jan Rap ["Blow on my windmill?"]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [people asking Squidward for favors]
  Marlin March - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Giant Squidward is now a helpful giant]
  Dramatic Impact (3) - Ivor Slaney [everyone gasps]
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [mob chases Squidward]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Uh... I'm a lamppost."]
  Death And Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Squidward sneaks away]
  Murder Scene 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [giant trap surrounding Squidward's house]
  Blue Tide - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Well, Squidward, I guess this is your new life."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Where are you?"]
  Steel Licks 40 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick in Squidward's bellybutton]
  Blue Tide - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward crying]
  Sponge Burgler - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick working on something]
  Proud Fanfare - David Farnon [SpongeBob and Patrick give Squidward a gift]
  Harp Gliss - Nicolas Carr [Squidward opens the gift]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["A giant clarinet?"]
  Squidward Giant Clarinet 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward plays it]
  Love Sting - Nicolas Carr ["And it sounds divine!"]
  Mystery Chime - Nicolas Carr ["And it sounds divine!"]
  Squidward Giant Clarinet 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward shrinks as it plays again]
  Steel Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Now I'm too small to play my giant clarinet!"]
  Painful Hits - Nicolas Carr [Giant handmade clarinet falls on Squidward]
  Steel Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield ["It was the most beautiful thing I've ever played!"]
  Hawaiian Misadventures B - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • "Giant Squidward" was ranked #26 during the SpongeBob's Top 100 event in the UK and Ireland from June 4-8, 2012.



  • The title card background resembles Squidward's wallpaper, but it is blue instead of green.
  • Both this and its sister episode, "No Nose Knows," have Patrick appearing from Squidward's flowers.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick make Gary's shell grow, it looks like Prehistoric Gary and his shell in "Ugh."
  • It is revealed that SpongeBob and Patrick think Squidward is ugly with his normal nose.
  • Squidward's actions in this episode are similar to SpongeBob's in "The Sponge Who Could Fly;" he starts by doing favors for everyone, but then starts doing ridiculous things like doing someone else's homework, helping with plants, etc.
  • Mark Fite guest voices as the ski fish in this episode.
  • The Sun-N-Fun Island campers from "The Inmates of Summer" reappear in this episode.
  • This is the second episode to end with Squidward chasing SpongeBob and Patrick, the first being "Opposite Day."
  • This is the first episode where Squidward inks himself.
  • This is the second episode where Squidward's size changes, and says the exact quote, "What did you do to me?" The first was in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV."
  • Like most of season 5 and first half of season 6 episodes, in Indonesian airings, these three scenes below were all cut or skipped due to time constraints:
    • The scene where SpongeBob and Patrick 'help' Gary and Mr. Krabs was omitted.
    • The first Squidward chasing SpongeBob and Patrick through Bikini Bottom scene where the angry mob begins to form was skipped to Squidward already catching SpongeBob and Patrick only to be surrounded by the already formed angry mob.
    • The scene where SpongeBob and Patrick sleeping on Squidward was simply skipped to the next morning scene where SpongeBob and Patrick builds a giant clarinet for Squidward.
  • During the Craziest Creatures marathon it was paired up with "20,000 Patties Under the Sea."[2]
  • This episode was paired with "The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom" during the Massive Monster Mayhem Marathon.[3]

Cultural references[]

  • The episode's name is a pun on "giant squid."
  • Squidward is tied to the ground by the Bikini Bottomites, similarly to how Gulliver was tied down by the Lilliputians in Gulliver's Travels.


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No lines on Squidward's forehead.

  • At the start of the episode, Squidward has no lines on his forehead. When he is at the mirror, he has one line that he adjusts. When he walks out of the house, he has three.
  • At the very beginning of the episode, Squidward's wooden front stepping stones are missing.
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Patrick's missing eyebrows.

  • When Patrick says, "Belly button," his eyebrows disappear.
  • SpongeBob jumps out of his shoes and socks and in a later scene they are back on.
  • When giant, Squidward's height changes constantly.
  • When the villagers with torches and weapons in a mob are chasing after Giant Squidward, one of their white eyes briefly turn red and blue for a split-second.
  • All of the fire torches go out simultaneously at a random time.
  • When Tina blinks her eyes while the lifeguard is asking Giant Squidward if he is a nice monster, her eyelashes disappear.
  • When Squidward falls over, he lands on his front but when he is tied up, he is on his back.
  • When Incidental 45 asks the lifeguard "Where'd he go?" after the villagers chase Squidward, her voice sounds like a male.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick build the giant clarinet, Squidward's house is missing.
  • When SpongeBob's house opens to get the giant clarinet out, the flowers are missing.
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The flowers around SpongeBob's house are missing.

  • Squidward should have still been standing on the ground when he shrunk back to his original size.
  • At the end of the episode, when SpongeBob and Patrick are running away from Squidward, his footsteps are not heard.