Encyclopedia SpongeBobia


Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
If you were looking for the article about the holiday, then see Opposite Day (holiday).

"Opposite Day" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 1. In this episode, Squidward tells SpongeBob and Patrick that it is Opposite Day.



One morning, Squidward is woken by SpongeBob and Patrick, who throw a surprise birthday party for him. He shouts that it isn't his birthday and having had enough of SpongeBob and Patrick, decides to move out of Bikini Bottom the next day. That afternoon, he calls Bikini Realty to arrange for his house to be sold, so that he may move out of the neighborhood. He is warned that if his home is surrounded by bad neighbors, the house may not be sold. Squidward is convinced that SpongeBob and Patrick may ruin his chances of selling his house. Squidward thinks that whatever a good neighbor does, SpongeBob and Patrick do the opposite, which gives him an idea.

A now-goofy Squidward tells SpongeBob that it is Opposite Day the next morning, and that everyone must act opposite to how they usually act. A now-grumpy SpongeBob believes him and initially plans to lie in bed all day, but he is interrupted by Patrick, who has never heard of Opposite Day due to Squidward not telling him beforehand. He informs Patrick, who stops breathing, until SpongeBob exclaims, "not that opposite!" and proceeds to show him how, immediately forgetting his initial plan to be lethargic all day. A montage of the two doing "opposite" things, such as talking backwards and acting as Gary's pets, is then shown.

Squidward's plot soon begins to backfire on him. SpongeBob "fixes" (damages) his house, and a shocked Squidward cleans the debris with a bulldozer. SpongeBob concludes that Squidward is acting like him, and he must therefore act like Squidward, which is the opposite of SpongeBob.

Opposite Day 132

"I'm Squidward, I'm Squidward, I'm Squidward, Squidward, Squidward!"

While Squidward is still fixing SpongeBob's house, the real estate agent arrives, and SpongeBob and Patrick both pretend to be like Squidward, giving her a tour of the house unguarded, while describing it negatively and doing the opposite of what she asks. When Squidward realizes what is going on, he rushes to his house and attempts to explain the situation to the realtor, who, upon hearing that he is the real "Squidward" as well, finally realizes throughout everything and berates them of intentionally messing with her for it.

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"He's Squidward, he's Squidward, you're Squidward, I'm Squidward! Are there any other Squidwards I should know about?!"

Gary comes in with a pickle on his face, resembling Squidward's large nose. He meows with a Squidward-style voice, which is the last straw for her that she angrily storms out and officially declined Squidward's house of being sold. Squidward begs the realtor to sell his house, but she refuses stating she wouldn't sell the house if he was the "last Squidward to exist on Earth" and then she storms off.

SpongeBob and Patrick tells Squidward "Happy Opposite Day." A furious Squidward shows SpongeBob and Patrick how much he "likes" (hates) them by attempting to run them over with the bulldozer, scaring SpongeBob and Patrick out of their wits as they run away into the distance while he is now on the warpath against them. SpongeBob then asks Patrick if he ever feels that Squidward likes them too much before the episode ends.




 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Grass Skirts Blowing (Hilo March) - Jan Rap, The Hawaiian Serenaders [Title card]
  Hawaiian Link (B) - Richard Myhill [Squidward sleeping]
  Sunny Samoa - George de Fretes, Jan Rap [Squidward on the phone with a realtor]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [the next day...]
  Duncan Gray - Robert Alexander White [Squidward playing bagpipes]
  Nick's Perc. O.D - Nicolas Carr [Overlays "Duncan Gray"]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward tells SpongeBob about Opposite Day]
  Hawaiian Holiday - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob gets into bed]
  Chief Taravana - Kapono Beamer [Patrick at the door]
  Nostalgic Hawaii - George de Fretes, Jan Rap [doing everything opposite]
  Good Bye Samba A - Ben Nabor [SpongeBob's house wrecked]
  Hawaiian Link (A) - Richard Myhill ["Isn't it beautiful?"]
  Brushes - Martyn David, Alan Bell, Roger Stephen Dexter [Squidward rebuilding SpongeBob's house]
  Timpani - Military (d) - Gary Kettel ["I don't get it."]
  Entry of the Gladiators - Dick Stephen Walter ["I must be the opposite of SpongeBob."]
  Drum Roll To Cymbal [#46] - Martyn David, Alan Bell, Roger Stephen Dexter [drum roll]
  Vibe Link (B) - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob snaps fingers]
  Drum Roll To Cymbal [#46] - Martyn David, Alan Bell, Roger Stephen Dexter [drum roll again]
  12th St Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick dances]
  Sunny Samoa - George de Fretes, Jan Rap [realtor arrives]
  Seaweed 1 - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob pretending to be Squidward]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward sees the realtor's car]
  Clarinet - Brad Carow [SpongeBob playing clarinet]
  Seaweed 1 - Steve Belfer ["What kind of fool do you take me for?"]
  Sunny Samoa - George de Fretes, Jan Rap [ending]



  • "Opposite Day" was ranked #54 during the Best Day Ever event from November 9–10, 2006.



  • When SpongeBob and Patrick are talking backwards, in reverse they are saying: "Hey, Patrick," "I give up," and "To get to the opposite side." The original closed-captions read "(speaking gibberish)."
  • Squidward chasing SpongeBob and Patrick with a bulldozer actually shows how much he hates them, which he really does hate them a lot. The exact opposite would be Squidward doing something nice to them like throwing them a party and/or giving them gifts. Naturally, SpongeBob and Patrick think he likes them because of their belief in Opposite Day.
  • This and its sister episode "Nature Pants" both premiered on Nickelodeon on the same day Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon had its final run on the network.
  • A portion of the episode was used in the "2000 Kids' Choice Awards short," but redubbed with new dialogue and a kids' choice green screen background.
  • This is the first episode for several things:
    • The first episode to reveal Squidward Tentacles' last name.
    • The first episode where Gary has said something other than "Meow"; he barks like a dog instead of using his trademark cat meow.
    • The first appearance of Squidward's self-portraits.
    • The first appearance of Squidward's bulldozer.
    • The first episode to use the production music track "Sunny Samoa."
    • The first episode where SpongeBob's belt buckle is shown.
    • This episode, and its sister episode, are the first ones to air outside of packaging order.
  • This is the second episode in which SpongeBob impersonates Squidward. The first is "Ripped Pants."
  • This is one of the rare episodes in season 1 where Squidward cries.
  • During the Best Day Ever marathon, this episode was paired up with "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture."[2]

Dub facts[]

  • In the Russian dub, the line "Kcirtap yeh. Pu evig I. Edis etisoppo eht ot teg ot" was changed to "Кем мы были? Пузырями. Сами надулись и сами лопнули!," which translates to "Who were we? Bubbles. We blew ourselves and popped ourselves!" The line isn't spoken backwards.
    • Also, when SpongeBob shouts "I'm not ready!," he just laughs.
  • In the Bahasa Indonesia dub, instead of speaking backwards, SpongeBob and Patrick are telling the riddle: "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
  • In the Greek dub of the episode when Patrick knocks at SpongeBob's door, both SpongeBob's and Patrick's lines are muted and sound is barely found during their dialogue.
  • In the Filipino dub, when SpongeBob pretends to be Squidward, he is voiced by Marvil Ramirez, the voice of Squidward, instead of the usual Rudolf Baldonado. Patrick however is still voiced by Jojo Galvez.
  • In the German dub when SpongeBob and Patrick are speaking backwards, SpongeBob tells the following joke: "Warum ist der Himmel blau? Weil ihm grün irgendwie nicht wirklich gefällt." That means "Why is the sky colored blue? Because it doesn't really like green" in English.


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Squidward holds a land horse tail and the seahorse already has a tail.

  • During the "Pin the Tail on the Seahorse" scene, the horse tail that Squidward is holding is not a seahorse's tail. Also, the image of the seahorse already has a tail.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick leave the house, the green piece of confetti becomes blue when it lands on the ground.
  • When Squidward's house is seen by itself after Squidward says, "Opposite..." SpongeBob and Patrick's houses don't appear. Also, in that same scene, an ear on Squidward's house has a window, then it disappears.
  • When Squidward starts to rebuild SpongeBob's house, the lower part of his body is not colored in.
  • When SpongeBob puts the belt around his head, the buckle and the piece of belt that goes through it disappears.
Patrick is squidward error

A glitched rainbow frame (only shown in certain releases).

  • On the digital and streaming releases of this episode, right before Patrick dances and sings "I'm Squidward," a frame glitches, exposing a rainbow-like hue where his arms are.
  • When Patrick first sings "I'm Squidward, I'm Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward" the flowers on his pants are almost black, but in the next shot they are dark purple - like in other episodes in the first season.
  • When the realtor walks into Squidward's house, Patrick's house cannot be seen.
SpongeBob Belt error in Opposite Day

SpongeBob's belt is on his pants when he tied it on his face in order to look like Squidward.

  • After the realtor leaves, Squidward lays on the ground in shame. In the close-up of his face, SpongeBob has his belt around his waist, but it was wrapped around his head.



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