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Brother? Squidward never had a brother, one of him was enough.
— Mrs. Tentacles, "Scavenger Pants"

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." She is married to Jeff Tentacles.


In "Fools in April," Mrs. Tentacles has puffy white hair, 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.


Mrs. Tentacles resides in a Moai 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 "You stink!" at Squidward, in the same voice as an offscreen Bikini Bottomite berating him for his hurtful prank on SpongeBob at the Krusty Krab earlier on.

"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. Krabs' laundry.

After Squidward gets his mother's cookies, he states that he wishes his mother 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.

"Squid's Visit"

She is mentioned when Squidward notices SpongeBob's replicated "For Squidy[sic] with love, Mama" pillow.

"Little Yellow Book"

Gary chews up a picture of her.

SpongeBob Comics Annual Super-Giant Swimtacular No. 2/SpongeBob Comics: Book 2: Aquatic Adventurers, Unite!

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"Company Picnic"

She appears in a picture.


In "Smiling Rainbows," she is mentioned when Squidward wants her to look at him dancing and hear his song.

SpongeBob SquarePants (musical)/"The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!"

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"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 complaints 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. In the end, she adopts SpongeBob and Patrick so Squidward will now have two brothers.

"Pat Hearts Squid"

A picture of her appears hanging in Squidward's temporary tent.