- Squidward Tentacles
- Squog (Cameo in one of Squidward's self-portraits)
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Eugene H. Krabs
- Nat Peterson
- Norma Rechid (cameo)
- Sport Zone cashier (cameo)
- Dennis (citizen)
- Fred (cameo)
- Martha Smith
- French Narrator
- Patrick Star
- Mr. Sun (cameo on note)
- Fire fish
- Gary the Snail (cameo)
- Mrs. Tentacles (mentioned)
- King Neptune (mentioned)
The episode opens with the employees at the Krusty Krab doing nothing as the restaurant closes. Squidward says he has nothing to do tonight. SpongeBob really wants Squidward to visit his house, but Squidward does not want to. He says that he prefers the comfort of his own home over SpongeBob's "dirty little hovel." At the pineapple, Patrick suggests to SpongeBob to "borrow" something of Squidward's to make him come to the house to get it back. This gives SpongeBob an idea.
While Squidward is cooking, SpongeBob steals his vacuum cleaner in order for him come to the pineapple to get it back. Squidward puts his dinner in the oven and then comes to SpongeBob's house and sees, to his shock, that SpongeBob made an exact replica of his living room. Squidward is now getting very annoyed and demands his vacuum, but SpongeBob ignores him, trying to do everything he can to ensure Squidward stays. Squidward sits on the exact replica of his chair and sees his coffee table, his food, his Art of the Clarinet book, and his pillow SpongeBob was fluffing. It looks like the one Squidward's Mother made for him. Then Squidward sees his hallway, and he sees the chip in the painting from when he moved into his own house. Then he walks into his bathroom and he sees his medicine cabinet and his rash cream. But when SpongeBob shows up, Squidward screams and he slips on the rash cream too many times and his head falls into the toilet, knocking himself out.
Squidward wakes up and thinks he had a dream about himself visiting SpongeBob, but much to his horror, he isn't dreaming. Squidward screams in anguish. He lies to SpongeBob that he has to go to the bathroom again, but instead, he runs upstairs, looking for his vacuum cleaner. When Squidward opens the door and turns on the light, he finds out he is in the gallery room and spots all 492 of his self-portraits hanging on the wall. Squidward becomes scared, but then he gets mad. He looks for the vacuum cleaner in the closet and finds it, but it is stuck in the closet. Squidward pulls it until his vacuum comes out. The vacuum hits Squidward and he crashes into the wall, tilting his self-portraits. He falls down the stairs, and he spits out the vacuum. He then walks out of SpongeBob's house, but when he goes outside, he realizes that his house had vaporized due to a fire. Squidward had forgotten to bring the casserole which was later on fire and caused Squidward's house to burn up.
SpongeBob then tells Squidward to stay at his house. He winds up staying at the pineapple with him indoors and SpongeBob and Gary sleeping outside.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Wahini Wobble - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
‣ Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Opening/SpongeBob appears next to Squidward]
‣ Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward leaves quickly]
‣ Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob wants Squidward to visit him]
‣ Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob crying]
‣ Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [24 hours later]
‣ Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [Squidward refuses to visit SpongeBob]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene]
‣ Bashful Eyes - Kapono Beamer ["Patrick, has Squidward ever visited you at home?"]
‣ Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["That's it!"]
‣ Fruity Flute - Harry Bluestone [Squidward making a casserole]
‣ The Jitters - Raymond C. Jones [pepper shaker flies through air]
‣ Comic Walk - Nicolas Carr ["Not on the rug!"/"Oh, hey, Squidward! Just doin' a little home improvement."]
‣ Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob "borrowed" Squidward's vacuum cleaner]
‣ The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward calls SpongeBob]
‣ Dramatic Impact 2 - Ivor Slaney [Squidward gasps]
‣ Boring Morning - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [exact replica of Squidward's living room]
‣ Unease - Dick Stephen Walter ["How did he do it?"]
‣ Romantic Ending [#34] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [stitch signature]
‣ Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford [Squidward screams]
‣ Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I'll find the vacuum myself."]
‣ The Creature (b) - Gregor F. Narholz [replica of Squidward's hallway]
‣ Drama Link (c) - Hubert Clifford ["Okay, Squiddy, don't get creeped out."]
‣ Cockney Capers - Ray Davies [replica of Squidward's bathroom]
‣ Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [rash cream]
‣ Mists of Illusion - Gilbert Vinter [Squidward knocked out]
‣ Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward wakes up]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["So, are you enjoying your stay at Chez Sponge?"]
‣ Tales from the Swamp (c) - Ron Goodwin [Squidward screams]
‣ Cartoon Sting 1 - "Will you excuse me for a moment?"
‣ Chinese Mystery - Nino Nardini ["I got to find that vacuum and get out of here!"]
‣ Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Squidward screams]
‣ Old Creepy Feeling - John Scott ["He copied all 492 of my self portraits..."]
‣ Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["...and they're better than mine!"]
‣ Old Creepy Feeling - John Scott ["He even got the rug right."]
‣ Noodly Shenanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward finds his vacuum cleaner]
‣ Unknown Track 47 - Squidward yells
‣ Cartoon Sting 1 - Squidward's vacuum cleaner gets caught in his mouth/Squidward leaves SpongeBob's house
‣ Solo Steel - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's house burned down]
‣ Shock (f) - Dave Hewson [Squidward becomes shocked]
‣ Musical Box (c) - Dave Hewson ["Why, yes, I'd love another spot of tea, Mr. Vacuum Cleaner."]
‣ Scary Strings 3 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Care for some casserole?"]
‣ Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Squidward, you okay?"]
‣ Solo Steel 4 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Replica sweet replica."]
‣ Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [ending]
- This episode is available on the SpongeBob's To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants, Season 6 Volume 1, Complete Sixth Season, and Next 100 Episodes DVDs.
- As of June 18, 2019, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 6.0/10 based on 231 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a rating of 7.3/10 based on 148 votes.
- Although this episode premiered in 2009, it was made in 2008 according to the credits.
- This was the fourth episode to premiere during the Nickelodeon's "Deep Sea Danger Zone" marathon.
- The episode's title card's background is the color of SpongeBob's house, while the wording is the color of Squidward's house.
- The title card for this episode is very similar to that of "Pineapple Fever."
- There are two online games based on this episode. They are Cook It n' Book It and Squidward's Sizzlin' Scare, which are based on looking for the vacuum cleaner and the burning casserole.
- SpongeBob invites Squidward to visit "La Casa de Esponja" and Bob Esponja is SpongeBob's Spanish name.
- SpongeBob and Squidward's shift ends in clear daylight in this episode, although in earlier episodes, such as "Pizza Delivery" and "Graveyard Shift," their shift ends close to sunset. However, this may be a day with different hours or simply a longer day.
- Squidward claimed that he had never been to SpongeBob's house, despite him entering his house on several occasions.
- Squidward, along with Sandy, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs, go to his house to welcome him home in "Nature Pants."
- Squidward comes in to feed Gary in "I Was a Teenage Gary."
- Squidward comes in along with other Bikini Bottomites to complain about SpongeBob's presence in their dreams in "Sleepy Time."
- In "Can You Spare a Dime?," he enters SpongeBob's house so he can stay there for as long as he wanted. In fact, it seems that SpongeBob either forgave Squidward for taking advantage of him in that episode or simply forgot.
- Squidward goes to SpongeBob's parties at his home in two episodes, "Party Pooper Pants" and "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler."
- In "Pineapple Fever," Squidward gets stuck in SpongeBob's house during a storm.
- In "That Sinking Feeling," he enters SpongeBob's house to see where the noise he was hearing was coming from.
- In "Earworm," he enters SpongeBob's house to stop SpongeBob's earworm problem.
- In "A Day Without Tears" he enters to win the bet before SpongeBob cries during midnight.
- Squidward comes in to complain about SpongeBob and Patrick's loudness while they are playing golf in "A Friendly Game."
- In "Fiasco!," he comes in with the Police to complain about SpongeBob's, Patrick's, and Plankton's behaviors.
- In "Don't Look Now," he enters SpongeBob's home to scare him and Patrick, although they did not know it was him.
- In "Sold!," Squidward disguised as The Fisherman enters SpongeBob's house, although SpongeBob did not know it was him until the end of the episode.
- In "Unreal Estate," he enters to put pepper in SpongeBob's room.
- In "Mimic Madness," he enters SpongeBob's house to try stopping SpongeBob's Mocking Mimicry Madness.
- In "Scavenger Pants," he enters SpongeBob's house while playing the song I Hate People on his clarinet.
- In "Chatterbox Gary," he enters to give Gary another Chatter Phone.
- In "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout," he parties at SpongeBob's house.
- It is very likely that all these aforementioned episodes above take place after this episode.
- The time card said, "24 Hours Later," and would indicate that Squidward and SpongeBob have an extended shift the second day because the time card came some time after the shift of the first day.
- The "24 Hours Later" time card is very similar to the "Slide Whistle Stooges" title card.
- Patrick says that Squidward visited his house only once.
- In "I'm with Stupid," he told Patrick his parents arrived (he did not enter inside the house, though).
- In "Patrick SmartPants," Patrick tested Squidward's brain fluids inside his rock.
- In "Patrick! The Game," Squidward, SpongeBob and Sandy visited his house so they could play Patrick's game.
- Squidward also visited Patrick's rock in "Breath of Fresh Squidward," "The Thing," "Not Normal," and "That Sinking Feeling."
- Squidward said that the pepper went all over his imported rug, although only a tiny speck went on it.
- Squidward also claims that he has never called SpongeBob in this episode. However, in "Jellyfish Jam," he called to complain about the noise at SpongeBob's house, only for a jellyfish to pick up the phone.
- There was a scaffold outside SpongeBob's house, but he does not really need to use it, since all renovations are happening on the inside.
- Normally, Blancmange is white, but in this episode, it is purple and clear.
- When Squidward goes in SpongeBob's house, he does not see the kitchen, garage, or attic.
- Squidward's sink is actually a scallop but it is not deep enough.
- Squidward says the 492 self-portraits are better than his. This proves SpongeBob is a better painter than Squidward.
- When Squidward sees his 492 self-portraits, one of them is a statue of Squidward, possibly the same from "Atlantis SquarePantis" since it had the leaf.
- When Squidward saw his 492 self-portraits, the first one the camera directed on was a clown. In "Tentacle-Vision," the clown had no tears and had little x's on its eyes, but in this episode, the clown's eyes were open with no x's, and it had tears, and the nose was tear shaped just like Squidward's, but the clown's nose was red. A similar clown painting appeared in "Wet Painters." It had no x's, a red nose, and a tear drop. The painting looked more like a human.
- When Squidward is getting his vacuum cleaner from the closet, there is a portrait of him painted naked, but with a back view so the viewer cannot see any revealing parts.
- This is the first episode in which Patrick uses his Forever Glue. The second instance is in "Stuck in the Wringer."
- This is the second episode to have a pineapple as the title card background. The first is "Home Sweet Pineapple."
- This episode premiered one year after "A Life in a Day" premiered.
- In Germany, this episode is titled "Besuch von Thaddäus," which translates to "Visit of Squidward."
- When SpongeBob reaches for the iced tea to give to Squidward, parts of his eye turn yellow until he turns back around.
- When Squidward enters SpongeBob's house, there is a portrait of another squid on the wall, but with an orange face and a blue shirt. However, when the camera pans in front of Squidward's face when he looks at SpongeBob's living room, the painting has a green face and a white shirt.
- Most ovens aren't flammable, so unless they were really ancient, most ovens wouldn't have caught fire like Squidward's did. Even if Squidward's oven wasn't flammable, it is highly unlikely that it would have been able to set fire to the entirety Squidward's house that quickly.
- When Squidward is sad because his house is gone, the vacuum disappears; but when Squidward is about to fall, the vacuum reappears.