Wondrous weather we're having, eh, Squidward, old pal?
— Mini Squidward, "Squid Wood"

Mini Squidward is a wooden ventriloquist dummy version of Squidward. He plays a major role in the episode "Squid Wood." He is voiced by Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob.


Mini Squidward is kind, humorous, friendly, and talented.


Mini Squidward is very similar in appearance to the real Squidward. However, his head is much larger compared to his body than Squidward's. Also, his red pupils are much thinner than Squidward's.

Role in episode

He is used as Squidward's replacement when Squidward refuses to play with SpongeBob.

Squidward is initially happy when Mini Squid "offers" to do his job, but he grows angry when Mini Squid succeeds in places Squidward had failed by doing exactly the same thing. For example, both Squidward and Mini Squid ask as a joke, "Who ordered the Krabby Patty, and who ordered the Krabby Patty?" but the customers think that it is only funny when Mini Squid says it. The customers laugh at Squidward when he dances but says that Mini Squid's dancing is good, even though Squidward did the same dance. Harold suggests that Squidward gets size reduction surgery so that he can dance more like Mini Squid, although his dance is exactly the same. This is because Mini Squidward was doing everything with a cheery attitude while Squidward was being a bad sport and trying to hog the spotlight.

Furious, Squidward attacks Mini Squid. Then, a talent scout visiting the Krusty Krab offers Mini Squid a job, which he takes. In the end, Squidward's puppet problems are not solved, as SpongeBob makes another puppet of himself.


  • Mini Squid is the first object that SpongeBob controls but then turns out to have a mind of its own. The second is the talking ice cream cone from "Roller Cowards."
  • Mini Squidward is similar to SpongeBob's puppet counterpart, Mini SpongeBob.
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