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"Home ECCH!" is a The Patrick Star Show episode from season 1. In this episode, in order to pass a home economics class, Squidina hosts a television show.



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Squidina shows the teacher her project.

At the Bikini Bottom School, a teacher is sampling his student's cooking for home ec. The first two are good, but he comes to Squidina, who presents a messy and disgusting-looking dish called pickle pie. Her teacher is hesitant to try it, recalling her past dangerous projects. Squidina convinces him, and after one taste, he is taken to the hospital.

Squidina sadly comes home and tells Patrick about her problem. She shows her report card and shows that she needs a higher grade, or else she will go to summer school. Patrick suggests that she do something she is good at, like running his show. Patrick dresses up like Squidina to operate the camera while she is on stage. So her teacher can watch the show, Patrick runs to his hospital bed and sets up a mirror in front of it.

Squidina's segment, titled Home Ink, starts with her showing how to make a bed. However, GrandPat is already sleeping on it, and she is unable to wake him up. She and Patrick settle for using GrandPat's skin as the blanket, stapling it to the ends of the bed. Squidina's teacher is disgusted and has a heart attack.

Next, Squidina does a table-setting segment, with Cecil's help. Cecil tells her that she has to sort out and set many forks, dumping in a large pile of them. Squidina sets them on the table, which goes so far that it stretches out of the house. Patrick follows after it with his camera, but gets wrapped up in the blanket and rolls away. When Squidina correctly identifies that the last "fork" she has to place is a spoon, Cecil celebrates with her. However, Patrick rolls over and smashes into both of them. After waking up, the teacher sees Patrick, Squidina, and Cecil with forks impaled in them, and passes out again.

Squidina recaps her past events: sewing, caring for a baby, and telephone etiquette, all of which went wrong. She holds a cooking segment and attempts to correct her first recipe: a pickle pie. However, before she can start, she loses hope and breaks down crying. Slappy, who was sewn to the ceiling during an early project, notices and offers her some advice for the recipe. By following Slappy's instructions, Squidina makes a perfect pickle pie. Patrick rushes her over to the hospital so her teacher can taste it.

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Squidina performs surgery on her teacher.

In the hospital, Squidina runs in on her teacher's soul almost leaving his body. In desperation, she tries to shake him awake. However, she notices implements around the hospital that she recognizes from her earlier projects: forks, a needle and thread, and appliances. She sets out to manually do surgery on her teacher: using a fork to remove his organs, a vacuum to remove his stomach contents, and then dumps the organs back in. She uses staples and a sewing machine to cure the incision. Her teacher comes back to life and is happy that Squidina saved him.

Squidina takes out her finished pickle pie and offers it to her teacher. He is hesitant to taste it, but at the doctors' suggestion, takes a taste. To his surprise, he enjoys it, and he tells Squidina that it deserves an A+. However, he notices that it contains gluten and suffers an allergic reaction, much to Squidina's worry.


This episode was confirmed by Cartoonlounge.de on March 7, 2022.[2]

Storyboards from this episode were revealed on December 9, 2022 after storyboard artist Leo Garcia was asked via e-mail for samples of his work that were later publicly posted.

The episode was added to the United States Copyright Office on March 9, 2023.[3]

Promotional art and images[]

  • Art created by Zoë Moss (with the background image of people cooking shot in her art by Mark Jay Goebel and published on Getty Images)[4] and Amanda Donahue,[5] photo by and of Kenny Pittenger.[6]


Character design[]

  • Drawn by Brett Varon.[7]

Background design[]

  • Art direction by Marta Knudsen, design by Rebekie Bennington,[8] John Seymore, and Tim Allen, painted by Brad Sutton.[9]


  • The sequence found in the video was likely rough boarded by Nora Meek, and plussing work on various scenes found here were done by Trey Chavez,[10] Leo Garcia,[11] and Amanda Donahue.[1]

Production notes[]

Amanda Donahue:

  • This episode contained Donahue's first ever section on the show, (Home Ink! with Squidina) and drawing Squidina was their biggest struggle. "This was a huge learning experience/curve, but a really fun first section to jump into".[1]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Main Street - Alec Gould [Title card and opening.]
  War Statement 3 - Laurie Johnson ["Squidina's pickle pie."]
  Death Clock F - Dick de Benedictis ["Aren't you gonna try it? You tried all my other projects."]
  Horror Cue 5 C - Gregor F. Narholz ["Your... other projects."]
  Prologue of a Drama #9 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch [Squidina's teacher tries on her sweater.]
  Death Clock I - Dick de Benedictis ["I might've left some pins in it."]
  Flower Display - Jack Shaindlin ["Excuse me, you've got something on your shirt."]
  Prologue of a Drama #9 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch [Squidina vacuums her teacher's clothes and skin.]
  Flower Display - Jack Shaindlin [Squidina ironing.]
  Prologue of a Drama #9 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch [Squidina ironing her teacher's face.]
  Death Clock B - Dick de Benedictis [Squidina feeds her Home Ec teacher her food.]
  Frantic Fracas - Johnny Hawksworth [Ambulance rushing to the hospital.]
  Will He, Won't He? - David Lindup [Squidina walks back home.]
  Horror Cue 1 A - Gregor F. Narholz ["I'll have to go to summer school!"]
  Time After Time - Paul Gerard ["Why don't you try doing something you're good at, like making my show!"]
  End Credit Music - Ego Plum ["Don't worry, I'll take care of all the backstage stuff."]
  Many Good Wishes - Alfred Jack, Peter Esching ["Okay, I guess I'm ready."]
  Bart's Nightmare G - Charlie Brissette, Norman Mamey [Patrick rushes to the hospital.]
  Latin Lesson - Rolf Asberg ["Home Ink, with... Squidina!"]
  Approaching Danger - Ronald Hanmer [Patrick drops a bed on the stage.]
  Manzanita A - Konrad Wolf ["Shakin' Up, Makin' Up the Bed!"]
  Pig and Whistle - Paul Gerard [GrandPat sleeping on the bed.]
  Manzanita A - Konrad Wolf ["Shakin' Up, Makin' Up the Bed, with special guest GrandPat!"]
  Dead March 1 - Frederic Chopin, Alfred Kluten [Squidina's teacher's heart fails.]
  Manzanita A - Konrad Wolf ["Ready, Set, Go... Set the Table!"]
  Kitsch Comedy - Peter Jefferies ["Lucky for your show, I was my high school's cutlery-placing champion!"]
  Powder Snow - Gerhard Trede [Squidina hurriedly sets the dining room table.]
  Train Ride - Sidney Torch [Patrick films Squidina's fork placing.]
  The Avenger - Wilfred Burns [Squidina grows weary as she continues placing forks.]
  Bridge H - Gregor F. Narholz ["Do you have what it takes to place this final fork?"]
  Shopping Centre - Manfred Minnich ["Correct! Beautiful. You not only know all the forks..."]
  Stars and Games [#17.2] - Alf Saro ["...you know what type of fork isn't a fork!"]
  Gunning for Danger - Syd Dale [Patrick rolling down the table in a ball made of forks and tablecloth.]
  Manzanita A - Konrad Wolf ["And that's how you place all the forks... in Dad."]
  Dead March 1 - Frederic Chopin, Alfred Kluten [Squidina's teacher's heart fails again.]
  Bossa Cubana - Gerhard Narholz ["Wow, can you believe all the skills we've picked up today?"]
  Manzanita A - Konrad Wolf ["What's Cookin'" segment.]
  Tales From The Swamp (D) - Ron Goodwin ["To show my teacher I have what it takes to avoid summer school, I'm gonna make pickle pie, which I can totally do."]
  The Curious Cabin - Ego Plum [Slappy talking to Squidina from the ceiling.]
  The Ghostly Graveyard (b) - Roger Dexter [Slappy tells Squidina a recipe for pickle pie.]
  Everlasting G - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidina makes a perfect pickle pie.]
  Police Car - Sam Spence [Patrick and Squidina go to the hospital.]
  Horror Cue 5 C - Gregor F. Narholz [Grim Reaper taking Squidina's teacher's soul.]
  Comic Capers C - Charlie Brissette, Norman Mamey ["No! You can't be dead!"]
  Tabu - Daryl Griffith ["I just need you to give me an A+!"]
  High Destiny - Laurie Johnson [Squidina notices the surgical appliances in the room.]
  Victorious Battle - Joseph Engleman [Squidina gathers up the surgical supplies.]
  The March of the Ants - Sidney Crooke [Squidina conducts surgery on her teacher.]
  Drama Link (C) - Hubert Clifford ["Please work, please work."]
  Dramatic Cue (B) - Ronald Hanmer ["I live!"]
  Fun Sting F - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidina's teacher sees her standing at his bedside.]
  Royal Elegy A - Mladen Franko ["Did you... save me?!"]
  Death Clock B - Dick de Benedictis [Squidina asks her teacher to try her pickle pie.]
  Main Street - Alec Gould ["Well, four out of five doctors can't be wrong!"]
  Frantic Fracas - Johnny Hawksworth [Ambulance drives past the hospital.]
  Main Street - Alec Gould [Ending.]




  • This episode was originally called "Home Ecch,"[12][13][14][2][1] with the difference in the current title being that the word "ecch" is spelt in all capitals and with an exclamation point.
  • In the UK and Ireland, this show preceded the premiere of another Nickelodeon show, Rubble & Crew, a spin-off of PAW Patrol.
  • This episode was paired up with a rerun of "A Space Affair to Remember" during the original American airing.[15]

Episode references[]

  • The gag in which Squidina's home economics teacher tastes the pickle pie, and a ambulance is seen, yet he's revealed to be fine is similar to the gag in "Born Again Krabs" where Mr. Krabs is about to eat a rotten patty, and an ambulance is subsequently seen passerby, but he's still fine.
  • Patrick goes "Wee-woo! Wee-woo!" on the ride to the hospital as he had done in "Hall Monitor" on the main series.

Cultural references[]

  • The title of this episode is a play on the shortened name of home economics, commonly known as "home ec."


  • When Squidina says, "Aren't you gonna try it?", her arm is layered behind her sleeve.
  • When the home ec teacher turns around to face Squidina, the lines around his tie turn green for a frame.
  • When the teacher asks Squidina about her finished pickle pie, his hand is colored a lighter shade of green for a frame.

Names in other languages[]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (American) Clase de cocina Cooking Class
Spanish (European) Bazofia casera Homemade Slop (bazofia is a noun that refers to low-quality food)



  1. ^ Also listed as "PAT040" in the segment's storyboards, and simply "040" in its model sheets.