Mrs. Tentacles is Squidward's mother and Grandma Tentacles' daughter-in-law. She is voiced by Rodger Bumpass and first appears in "Fools in April."


In "Fools in April," Mrs. Tentacles has puffy white hair, a turquoise skin, and long eyelashes, but no wrinkles. In "Krusty Towers," her first physical appearance, she has light purple hair, glasses, gold earrings, a pink gown and slippers, and looks older. This is also her current appearance.


Mrs. Tentacles seems to like baking cookies as seen in the episode "Krusty Towers." She also appears to be very friendly, although in "Fools in April" she was rude to Squidward in his hallucination. She is married to Jeff Tentacles, although it is presumed that the two are divorced as she appears to live alone and Jeff is shown to be alive in Hooray for Dads!


Mrs. Tentacles resides in an Moai Easter Island head similar to Squidward's; the only difference is that her home has womanish curly hair as seen in "Krusty Towers" and "Scavenger Pants."

Role in series

"Fools in April"

Mrs. Tentacles first appears in Squidward's hallucination, where she yells at Squidward.

"Krusty Towers"

She makes her first live appearances in this episode because Squidward wants cookies like his mother used to make. When Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob arrive at her house to have her help them make the cookies, they appear as if they were about to rob or kidnap her, but she actually helps them pack up Mr. Krab's laundry. After Squidward gets his mother's cookies, Squidward replies "If only Mom was a better cook."

"Ghost Host"

The Flying Dutchman takes the form of Mrs. Tentacles' head to haunt Squidward by repeating the phrase "Why haven't you called me?" over and over as a way to scare Squidward.

"Little Yellow Book"

Gary chews up a picture of her.

"Company Picnic"

She appears in a picture.

"Whirly Brains"

A photo frame is shown in Squidward's bathroom when Squidward is taking a bath.


She appears in the audience during Squidward and Sandy's basketball game, where Sandy tells Squidward to take his complaining to his mother.

He promptly turns to his mother who immediately tells him that she does not want to hear Squidward's complaining about Sandy's basketball shot.

"Scavenger Pants"

She tells SpongeBob and Patrick that Squidward is an only child because she felt that one child was enough. At the end, she adopts SpongeBob and Patrick so Squidward will now have two brothers.

SpongeBob SquarePants musical

She is heavily implied to be deceased.

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