- Patchy the Pirate (original airing only)
- Potty the Parrot (original airing only)
- Squidward Tentacles
- Clam (mentioned)
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Slimy trash can creatures (debut)
- Gary the Snail (cameo)
- Frankie Billy
- Nathiel Waters
- Jimmy Gus
- Incidental 150
- Eugene H. Krabs
- Fred (blue; vermilion)
- Peterson Nat Tucker
- Norma Rechid
- Incidental 2
- Incidental 67
- Abigail (light blue fish)
- Miss Shell
- Frank (lifeguard)
- Martha Doris Smith
- Medley Fishbowl
- Susie Rechid
- Miss Rechid
- Don the Whale
- Frank (muscular goldfish)
- Frank (red shirt)
- Harold Bill Reginald Scott
- Jennifer Millie
- Mr. Mayor
- Incidental 47
- Squidina's mother
- Vera Fishbowl
- Green officer
- Officer John Slugfish
- Monroe Timmy
- Tina Fran
- Old Man Jenkins
- Dolphin warrior (single appearance)
- Francis (light brown; normal with Green lips)
- Taylor Fishbowl
The episode starts at Squidward's house, Squidward tries to make a self-portrait when he is interrupted by a song that SpongeBob is singing about how he has an "attitude of gratitude". After Squidward tells SpongeBob to stop, he slips on some spilled paintbrushes, falls down the stairs and through the floor, breaks a plumage pipe, resulting in spewing water.
When SpongeBob offers to help, Squidward denies that he needs help and tells SpongeBob not to help him ever again. He tightens the pipe so much that the water can't get through. Squidward then walks off grumpily as he's late for work.
At the Krusty Krab, Squidward rudely yells "Pardon me!" to a purple fish while entering, then walks to the counter and tells SpongeBob to stop staring at him. Squidward scolds everyone that he says he doesn't have time to count pennies when a fish tries to pay for a Krabby Patty with a huge pile of them, comments at a blue fish eating a Krabby Patty tapping his foot on the floor, gets mad with Nat Peterson for holding the door and leaving fingerprints, thinks people are leaving "trash" on the tables, insults a frail woman's clattering dentures, and a red fish's tall hat. He even scolds a blue fish for taking too long to eat and another for taking too long in the bathroom. When SpongeBob passes by still singing about his attitude of gratitude, Squidward scolds him to stop. SpongeBob asks whether he has an "attitude of gratitude," but Squidward says that he is the most miserable person (which means the rudest person) in Bikini Bottom due to the fact that he hates his job and neighbors, and doubts it can get worse. Immediately afterwards, a previously dormant volcano erupts. Everybody in the Krusty Krab evacuates because it is falling to pieces. Mr. Krabs sees no point in trying to run away and demands Squidward's and SpongeBob's life essence after the cash register is destroyed until someone points out the shelter.
In the shelter, the mayor is trying to calm everyone, but they won't stop worrying. When the mayor ultimately thinks that Bikini Bottom is doomed, a mysterious dolphin warrior comes in and says that they must sacrifice the most miserable person. When Squidward goes towards the door, SpongeBob says that they must find the most miserable person, but Squidward mocks him. They then realize Squidward is the most miserable person, so they attempt to sacrifice him. They remind Squidward of what he said and that he even admitted to being the most miserable. Before they throw him into the volcano alive, SpongeBob offers to be thrown in because he made Squidward miserable. Squidward accidentally falls off a ledge and asks SpongeBob for help. When SpongeBob reminds him of his promise, Squidward takes it back and SpongeBob saves him. Meanwhile, the pipe at Squidward's house has built up so much water that it sends the house flying, and it falls into the volcano. The dolphin then says that he was going to say that the most miserable person's house must be sacrificed, and the people are once again calmed; except for Squidward, who now has no roof to sleep under, and is even more miserable. SpongeBob then lets Squidward sleep under his pineapple, as the episode ends.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ ? [Title card]
• Hawaiian Slide - Nicolas Carr, Jeremy Wakefield [opening]
◦ Attitude of Gratitude - Casey Alexander, Derek Iversen, Eban Schletter
• Steel Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward falls down the stairs]
• Ascending Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["This is your fault!"/Squidward uses the wrench to tighten the pipe/Water about to escape from the pipe]
• Another Krusty Krab Day - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward goes to work]
• Unknown Goofy Cue - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward complaining]
• Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["I hate my job, and I live in a dead end town with neighbors I can't stand. I'm the most miserable person in Bikini Bottom!"]
‣ Hand to Hand Combat 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [volcano erupting]
‣ Surrender 7 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I'm gonna need your life essence!"]
• Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, yes, of course, ma'am."]
‣ Action Stations 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [volcano shelter]
‣ Chinese Mystery - Nino Nardini ["We've got it under control."]
• Steel Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield [parking tickets]
‣ African Conflict - Norman Dane [ancient warrior introduced]
‣ Out of the Crypt [#1] - Harry Lubin ["...because I was the only one who knew how to stop it."]
‣ Drama Link (C) - Hubert Clifford ["A sacrifice must be made of the most miserable person."]
• Steel Licks 6 - Jeremy Wakefield [everyone arguing]
‣ ? [Everyone taking Squidward to the volcano]
‣ House Of Horror - Larry Hochman [Squidward about to be sacrificed]
‣ Drama Link (O) - Hubert Clifford ["It is I who makes Squidward miserable. Throw me in instead."]
‣ Dramatic Bridge 4 - Phil Green ["SpongeBob, help!"]
‣ Dramatic Cue (B) - Ronald Hanmer ["Please, SpongeBob, I didn't mean any of that!"]
‣ Fates [#61] - Gregor F. Narholz ["I'm grateful for the life I'm living."]
‣ Red Alert [#8] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Goodbye, everyone!"]
‣ Horror Crash - Harry Lubin [Squidward falls]
‣ Historical Fanfare [#68.02] - Harry Bluestone [SpongeBob rescues Squidward]
• Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's house blowing away to the volcano]
• Traveling Along in the Key of D No Organ - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]
- This episode is available on the Legends of Bikini Bottom, Triple Pack 3, Big Hits: Volume 2, The Best 200 Episodes Ever, Sunđer Bob Kockalone DVD 7, The SpongeBob SquarePants Collection, Season 7 Volume 3, The Best of Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 12, The SpongeBob SquarePants 8 Season DVD Collection, Kids Double Pack, Kids Double Pack: Volume 3, Complete Seventh Season, and Next 100 Episodes DVDs.
- This episode was paired up with "The Main Drain" during the episode's original American airing, but has since been re-airing with "Trenchbillies."
- This episode (as well as the other episodes in the miniseries) was available on the Legends of Bikini Bottom DVD, released on November 16, 2010, two months before it aired on American television.
- Mr. Krabs calls the cash register "Cashy" once again. The first time he calls it this is in "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One."
- This episode reveals that Squidward's eyes can change color since they turn blue when he imitates SpongeBob.
- When a real underwater volcano erupts, it will create islands and sometimes makes tidal waves.
- The idea that a volcano being a threat to Bikini Bottom was later reused in The SpongeBob Musical.
- This episode marks the first time a dolphin in SpongeBob SquarePants actually talks.
- This is the third episode to have an exclamation point in the title. The first two were "Plankton!" and "Arrgh!"
- The dolphin warrior states he didn't finish the sentence, saying the sacrifice to stop the volcano is the miserable person's house when earlier at the volcano shelter, he sounded like he ended the sentence with the word person before Harold said, "I knew it!"
- This episode marks the second time someone uses a tape recorder to prove that Squidward said something that he's denying. The first is in "Boating Buddies."
- The person who has the recording tape to record Squidward's voice is the same as from what happened in "Boating Buddies" where he does it to SpongeBob.
- This episode marks the fourth time everyone cheers except for Squidward. The first is in "Texas," the second is in "Squid Wood," and the third is in "Slimy Dancing.
- This episode along with "Trenchbillies" is missing from Netflix UK.
- The Volcano Shelter has a thatched roof, thus it would have burned quicker than the Krusty Krab's wooden roof.
- The volcano is located across the street from the Krusty Krab, which is exactly where the Chum Bucket is supposed to be. Consequently, Plankton nor Karen appear in this episode.
- The voice of the slimy trash can creatures aren't listed in the credits.
- Doug Lawrence is credited as playing Larry the Lobster. However, Larry is neither seen nor heard in this episode.
- Squidward has only 2 tentacles when falling down the volcano.
- When Squidward says "You know SpongeBob," SpongeBob has no bottom pores.