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"Pat Hearts Squid" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 12. In this episode, Squidward is forced to live at Patrick's house, but his dominant demeanor rubs off on Patrick more than desired.



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Squidward sleeps in Patrick's house.

The episode begins with SpongeBob and Patrick playing in the mud outside of Squidward's house while making loud noises. Squidward leans out of his window and screams for the duo to be quiet, threatening to call the cops on them. SpongeBob and Patrick are unable to hear the threat, so Squidward leans out of his window even harder to yell even louder. However, this causes Squidward's house to tip over and collapse, destroying the house. Squidward is saddened that his house is destroyed, so SpongeBob and Patrick offer Squidward to stay at one of their houses, but he refuses. Later that night, Squidward is seen roughing it in a tent where his house used to be, but a sudden rainstorm blows his tent away, leaving him without a shelter. Squidward finally gives in and flips a coin, making him decide to stay at Patrick's house. When Squidward approaches Patrick's house, he is dragged inside by Patrick, and is threatened by a banana Patrick is holding. Squidward identifies himself, and tells Patrick that he will be staying at his place, which thrills the latter. Patrick gives Squidward a bedroom to sleep in, but since everything in Patrick's house is made out of sand, Squidward sleeps without a pillow or blanket. However, he is unable to sleep due to Patrick drooling on his face, and when Squidward yells at him to stop, Patrick wakes up and falls on Squidward, due to thinking there are sand mites in the house.

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Patrick becomes Squidward.

The next morning, Patrick wakes up to find that Squidward has decorated the house to his liking, and is cooking up breakfast in the kitchen. Squidward offers Patrick a lard cake, and as Patrick is about to gobble it down in one bite, Squidward stops him and shows him how to eat like a gentleman. Patrick copies Squidward's habits, making Squidward realize that he can shape Patrick to act like a "cultured sophisticate." A montage commences of Squidward and Patrick spending time together with various activities, including gardening, pedicures, playing clarinet, and dancing. During the montage, Patrick starts to adopt Squidward's looks, from growing two extra legs, morphing his face to look like Squidward's, and wearing a shirt instead of pants. In the next scene, Squidward and Patrick are seen opening up an attraction together called the "Classy Kiosk," gathering a crowd. The duo start painting pictures, but the crowd only seems to like Patrick's pictures, buying all of them out. Squidward tries dancing to entertain the audience, but this only ends with Squidward getting hit with tomatoes. Patrick then also dances for the crowd, who end up loving it. SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs go up onstage to congratulate Patrick, and Mr. Krabs comments that Patrick makes a better Squidward than Squidward does. Patrick suddenly starts adapting Squidward's mannerisms and speech patterns, making Squidward very upset, while entertaining the public at the same time.

Mr. Krabs declares Patrick to be the best Squidward, as him and the crowd of people carry Patrick off. Squidward is enraged by this, claiming Patrick to be an imposter of himself. SpongeBob suggests that if Patrick makes a better Squidward, maybe Squidward will make a better Patrick. Squidward loves the idea, and thanks SpongeBob as he runs off. The next morning, Patrick (who is still acting like Squidward), wakes up to find his house to be a total mess. The cause of this is none other than Squidward (who is now purposefully acting like Patrick). Squidward does many dumb things, from slamming a brick into his face, to shoving Patrick's art up his nose, to eating Patrick's clarinet, all of which annoy and frustrate Patrick. Squidward decides to go outside and play with SpongeBob, while Patrick plans to take a nap. Unfortunately for him, he is woken up by the sound of SpongeBob and Squidward's laughing, as both of them are playing in the mud. As Patrick goes outside to yell at them, Squidward throws a handful of mud into Patrick's mouth, making Patrick remember who he used to be. Patrick changes back to normal and joins the two in the mud puddle. Just then, a helicopter is seen delivering Squidward's new house, much to the thrill of the trio. Unfortunately, his house tips over again and lands on Patrick's house, destroying both homes. In the next scene, Squidward and Patrick are both seen sleeping with SpongeBob in his bed. Squidward cries while turning off the lights, as the episode ends.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on June 29, 2019.[2]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Clownfish Capers - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Dawn on the Serengeti (a) - Graham De Wilde [Opening]
  Dinosaurs About - John Fox, Mac Prindy [SpongeBob and Patrick forming a monster made of mud]
  Hippo Bird - Arthur Wilkinson ["Be quiet down there or I'm calling the cops!"]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward's house falls off]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 8A - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's house breaks into pieces]
  Apples And Pears - Bruce Campbell ["Who are you gonna stay with till you find a new house, Squidward? Me or Patrick?"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene]
  Stumbling Tumbleweeds - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward about to sleep inside a tent]
  Comedy Punctuations And Bridges 3 - Fredric Bayco [The wind blows away Squidward's tent]
  Silly Bob Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward gets in Patrick's house to stay with him]
  Rip Tide - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick takes Squidward to his bedroom]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [Patrick's drooling while he sleeps]
  Drama Link - George Van Parys [Patrick wakes up and jumps onto Squidward's bed]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Squidward? Where are you?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 31B - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's head sticks out from Patrick's navel]
  I'm a Flower - Nicolas Carr [The next morning...]
  Breezing Around - Edward White [Patrick's house decorated with Squidward's furniture]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward shows Patrick how a gentleman eats]
  Bridge Of Stars - Alan Braden [Squidward says he's gonna make Patrick the most tolerable roommate of all times]
  A Touch Of Elegance - Ray Hartley [Patrick doing the same activities as Squidward does]
  Squidward Giant Clarinet 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing the clarinet]
  Squid Clarinet 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick playing the clarinet]
  Squidward Giant Clarinet 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward continues playing the clarinet]
  Last Gasp Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick plays a bad note with the clarinet]
  A Touch Of Elegance - Ray Hartley [Patrick adopts Squidward's face]
  But I Have an Idea - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets an idea]
  A Touch Of Elegance - Ray Hartley [Squidward uses Patrick's shorts as a shirt for him]
  Squidward Giant Clarinet 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Squid Clarinet 4 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick playing clarinet]
  Circus Overture - Daniel Jean Jeannin [Patrick and Squidward show everyone their Classy Kiosk]
  Medevil Percussion On Parade Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick plays a few notes]
  Trash Alley - Derrick Mason [Squidward shows everyone his interpretative dance]
  ? [Patrick shows everyone his interpretative dance]
  Glorious Fin 08 F#Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski [Everyone cheers Patrick]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 26 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs guards a tomato on his clothes]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick starts talking and acting like Squidward]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick copying Squidward's noises as he gets angrier]
  Baroque Fin 22 C Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski [Everyone adores Patrick]
  Humorous Conversation Full Mix - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob gives Squidward the idea of acting as Patrick does]
  Comedy Punctuations And Bridges 4 - Fredric Bayco ["Time for another lovely day in the flower garden of life."]
  Stupid Plan-No Bass - Steve Belfer [Squidward talking and acting like Patrick]
  Uh Oh Flutter-Eyed - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Patrick sees "his clarinet" is not in the briefcase]
  Laughter Trombone - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Squidward eating his own clarinet]
  Even More Comical Cuts 1-5 - Ronald Hanmer ["My clarinet! Noooo!"]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["The etiquette spoon came back and he says "eat like a gentleman'."]
  Stupid Plan-No Bass - Steve Belfer [Squidward tells Patrick he's going to go play with SpongeBob]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 31E - Jeremy Wakefield ["While I'll take a Pat-nap."]
  Four More Comical Cuts - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob and Squidward playing outside in the mud while Patrick scolds them]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 19A - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Squidward laughing]
  Four More Comical Cuts - Ronald Hanmer ["I said be quiet you two or I'm calling the-"]
  Seaweed 2 - Steve Belfer [Patrick goes back to his regular behavior and appearance]
  Old Hilo March - Kapono Beamer [Helicopter brings Squidward's new house]
  Solo Steel 2 - Jeremy Wakefield [Ending]




  • This episode was released in Optimum on demand on December 19, 2020 and Fios on demand on December 26, along with its sister episode, six months before airing on American television.
  • This episode was paired up with "Pat the Dog" during the original American airing, but has since been re-airing with "Knock Knock, Who's There?"[3]
  • This is one of the rare episodes where Squidward and Patrick get along, after "Squidward's School for Grown-Ups."
  • Before its premiere date in the United States, on Nicktoons UK and Ireland, a clip from this episode of Squidward doing his interpretive dance was used for Toon Island Talents.[4]
    • A clip from this episode was used in commercials on Nicktoons CEE including Scandinavia, Poland, Germany,[5] and Nickelodeon Wallonia[6] to promote new episodes premieres in late 2020 and early 2021. However, this episode never aired in those countries at that time.
    • Clips from this episode were used in a compilation video called "💥 Every Time Squidward's House Was Destroyed!" uploaded by the SpongeBob SquarePants Official YouTube channel on January 3, 2021, one at the 5 minutes and 1 second mark, and another at the 5 minutes and 16 seconds mark.[7]
    • A clip from this episode was posted on the Nick Brazil, Asia, and Latin America Facebook account on January 25, 2021,[8][9][10] Hungary on January 27,[11] Australia on January 28,[12] and Germany on Facebook and Instagram on February 2.[13][14]
    • A clip from this episode was used during the "Up next" Nickelodeon bumper on April 9, 2021.[15]
    • A clip from this episode was used for a 2021 Summer promo.[16]
  • On March 22, 2020, Vincent Waller posted a tweet that the name would be changed to "Pat ♥'s Squidward."[17] On the next day however, Vincent Waller posted another tweet that the episode is changing back to its original title.[18]
    • If the original title had stayed, it would have been the second episode to use a heart emoji in the title, after "I ♥ Dancing."

Episode references[]

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Patrick's head looks like Bold and Brash.

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The old garden from "Truth or Square."

  • The old garden Squidward used to have in "Truth or Square" reappears in this episode.
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Squidward dances like he did in "Culture Shock."

Cultural references[]

  • The paintings that Patrick paints are based on works from Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, and Vincent van Gogh.



An image with SpongeBob missing his bottom four holes from his face.

  • When SpongeBob is talking to Squidward at the beginning of the episode, some of the holes on his face briefly disappear while he is moving.

Patrick's missing eye outlines.

  • Right before Patrick starts dancing, the outline in his eyes disappears for one frame.
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Incidental 40 without eyebrows.