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"SquidBob TentaclePants" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 4. In this episode, thanks to Sandy's faulty invention, SpongeBob and Squidward get morphed together.



As the episode opens, Squidward is dreaming he is a great musician. Suddenly, his alarm clock goes off, waking him up. He prepares for another day at the Krusty Krab. While SpongeBob gets ready to go to work, he sees Squidward and asks him why he is playing his clarinet. Squidward says he is practicing for his performance tomorrow. Squidward keeps walking to work while SpongeBob visits Sandy. He finds Sandy with a machine that can transport things. Sandy shows SpongeBob how it works by teleporting an apple to Mrs. Puff's desk. SpongeBob asks Sandy if it can transport him to the Krusty Krab. She allows him to try it. When he gets there, part of Squidward's arm gets stuck in him. Suddenly, the machine's remote control goes haywire and burns out and SpongeBob and Squidward are transported back, fusing them.

Sandy sees what has happened and is terrified. When they walk out, SpongeBob has his normal head/body, while Squidward's head is sticking out of the upper left. They are also in control of each other's arms; SpongeBob is controlling Squidward's hand, while Squidward is controlling SpongeBob's. Squidward tries to get out, but he cannot. He is scared of the fact he and SpongeBob are stuck together. SpongeBob says they can be together forever now, scaring him more. Squidward asks Sandy to do something. She decides to zap them back in the transporter. She zaps them to a school, a hospital, and an unnamed planet, but they are still stuck together. Squidward says she has to get them unstuck. Sandy tells Squidward she was working on a new invention, but it is not ready. He tells her to hurry because he cannot stay stuck to SpongeBob.

SpongeBob and Squidward fused together.

She tells him to stay calm, and she will continue working on it. Squidward and SpongeBob are riding to work on a bike. SpongeBob says he will drive, but Squidward keeps getting hit by the wheel. They crash into the kitchen, and Mr. Krabs asks what happened. They stand up, revealing their morphed body. Mr. Krabs just tells them to get to work. They try working, but they cannot because they are stuck together. Mr. Krabs kicks them out and tells them not to come back until they fix their problem. SpongeBob says they still have each other, and Squidward angrily says that is how they ended up like this in the first place. Squidward practices playing clarinet while SpongeBob is sad. A surfer guy passes and says "Rock on, Freaky Bro." They run over to Sandy's and ask her if she has found a way to fix them. Sandy says she has invented the Molecular Separator Ray. Squidward is ready to be free, but Sandy says the invention is not complete . She says she will probably have it ready the day after tomorrow. Squidward frantically puts his face on her helmet and tells her he has a performance tomorrow. So she tells him she will have it ready before he goes on. SpongeBob and Squidward try to go to their own houses, but they cannot due to being stuck.

Squidward tries by force, but it pushes their houses together. At the clarinet performance the next day, Squidward is wondering where Sandy is. He thinks about giving up, but SpongeBob tells him this is his big chance to be a star. Squidward decides to wear a cloak to hide SpongeBob. He starts playing his clarinet, upsetting everyone. A loose nail pulls the cloak off, revealing their secret. Amazingly, the crowd loves this sight and starts cheering. Excited, Squidward basks at the moment as he finally knows what it feels like to be a star. Suddenly, Sandy shows up and tells Squidward she finished the device. Squidward tries to tell her not to, but she separates the two, displeasing the crowd. Squidward starts playing his clarinet again, but everyone hates the sound of it.

The crowd leaves in anger and disgust, as Squidward says his one moment of fame is gone. He yanks the machine from Sandy and tries to reverse it. Sandy tries telling him that it is a very sensitive device. Suddenly, the machine breaks and Squidward is morphed along with all those present. The episode cuts to Squidward in a psychiatrist's office.

Squidward fused together with others.

As the doctor asks Squidward to tell him what the problem is, he says that it all started when he was born. The episode closes by revealing that Squidward is morphed together with SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Pearl, Mr. Krabs, Larry, and Mrs. Puff into a grotesque flesh-colored blob, much to his dismay.




 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Frankenstein's Niece A - Gregor Narholz [Title card]
  Squiddy G Solo - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Flashback - Nicolas Carr [Squidward asleep]
  Alekoki - Kapono Beamer [Squidward wakes up]
  Sqidwood Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward plays a note]
  Alekoki - Kapono Beamer [Squidward prepares himself for work]
  Sqidwood Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet / Squidward continues playing clarinet]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Sandy demonstrates her matter transporter]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Apple appears on Mrs. Puff's desk]
  Sqidwood Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob appears in front of Squidward]
  Transporter Incident - Nicolas Carr, Dick de Benedictis, Marcin Pospieszalski [Sandy's machine malfunctions/transporter door opens]
  Frankenstein's Niece A - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob and Squidward fused together]
  Like Strange - Kenny Graham ["Something seems different about me."]
  The Jitters - Raymond C. Jones ["What is this?! We're all mixed up together!"]
  Off to Play - David Snell [elementary school]
  Drama Link (B) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob and Squidward emerge from gift box]
  Lynda's Music Box - Peter Dennis ["Congratulations, Mrs. Smith."]
  Shock Horror (A) - Dick Stephen Walter [Mrs. Smith screams]
  Alien Spacecraft A - Gregor Narholz [aliens]
  Sleazy Sax - Richard Myhill ["Hey, baby, what's your name?"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [alien hops off]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["It's no use, Sandy, we're still the same."]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Squidward riding to work]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["What in blazes is going on in here?"]
  Drama Link (G) - Hubert Clifford ["Egad! What happened to you?!"]
  The Rake Hornpipe - Robert Alexander White [SpongeBob and Squidward doing their jobs]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs kicks them out]
  Sqidwood Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Hawaiian Link (B) - Richard Myhill [Sandy working on an invention]
  Ups and Downs (D) - Richard Myhill ["Say hello to the molecular separator ray."]
  Lonely Heart's Club A - David Bell, Otto Sieben ["Well, let's get on with it."]
  Kamakani B - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob and Squidward going home]
  The Band Tunes Up - Nicolas Carr, Marcin Pospieszalski ["Where are you, Sandy?"]
  Hollywood Ending 3 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Squidward, this is your moment!"]
  ? [Drumroll]
  Sqidwood Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Dramatic Impact (3) - Ivor Slaney [everyone gasps]
  Legends of Hollywood (A) - Ron Goodwin [everyone cheers]
  Sandy's Solution - Nicolas Carr, Marcin Pospieszalski [Sandy enters with molecular separator ray]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob, Squidward separated]
  Sqidwood Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Steel Licks 3 - Jeremy Wakefield [everyone leaves]
  Mailbox Tension Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward trying to reverse the device]
  House of Horror - William Farran [ending]



  • "SquidBob TentaclePants" was ranked #78 during the Best Day Ever event from November 9–10, 2006.
  • "SquidBob TentaclePants" was ranked #50 during the SpongeBob's Top 100 event in the UK and Ireland from June 4-8, 2012.



"It all started when I was born."

  • The original airing of this episode had Squidward talking to a therapist after Sandy's machine exploded, and was deformed and misshapen into a liquid ball of the fused characters that was in the scene where Sandy's machine exploded. This scene was cut from reruns in certain parts of Europe due to being considered too gruesome, though it remains intact in the US, UK, Turkey, Canada, Spain, Germany, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, France airings, DVD releases, and digital versions.[citation needed]
    • However, in some areas of Kentucky, the ending scene where several different characters are fused with Squidward was at one point cut out, as the cable provider, Insight Communications, has been known to censor explicit content from television.[citation needed]
  • In the scene where Squidward and the others are fused together, an eyeball can be seen in the blob.
  • This episode marks the first time Sandy's scientific personality was established.
  • This episode marks the second time Squidward and SpongeBob appear joined together. The first is "Can You Spare a Dime?"
  • This episode marks the third time SpongeBob is called "SpongeBoob." The first is in "Missing Identity" and the second is in the first movie.
  • In the Brazilian dub, this episode is called "Bob Lula Calça Tentáculos," an adaption of the original name: "Bob Lula" stands for Bob Squid and "Calça Tentáculos," Pants Tentacles.[citation needed]
  • During the Best Day Ever marathon, this episode was paired with "Imitation Krabs."[4]

Cultural references

  • The plot of this episode is loosely based on Kurt Numann's 1958 science fiction horror film The Fly and David Cronenberg's 1986 body horror remake of the same name.
  • Squidward's hair in his fantasy is similar to Kenny G's.
  • When SpongeBob and Squidward—still fused—walk through the Krusty Krab, Lenny, in bewildered confusion, drops his Krabby Patty, picks up a bottle of hot sauce, and says "I've gotta lay off the hot sauce," which is a play on words with the phrase "lay off the sauce" (regarding "sauce" as alcohol).


  • At the point where Squidward speaks to Sandy and says, "I can't stay stuck to that yellow freak" and it zooms in on SpongeBob, the tentacle arm is yellow instead of the usual bluish color.

Two of the fishes' eyes are off.

  • When SpongeBob and Squidward go to their houses, they use their arms instead of each other's arms.
  • At the recital, when SpongeBob convinces Squidward to perform while they’re still fused together, he uses his own arm rather than Squidward's one.
  • Sandy wears her goggles outside of her helmet, which would not have properly protected her eyes against intense light.
  • In the part where Incidental 41 holds his barf, Sandals' eyes are not attached to his body.
  • Although Larry is in the hall when Squidward accidentally fires the laser, he is nowhere to be seen afterwards.
  • Patrick appears at the end of the episode, but does not speak, though he is heard cheering after the audience sees SpongeBob and Squidward fused, and despite this, he is not featured in the credits.
  • In the Greek dub, this episode is called "Καλαμάρης ο Πλοκάμιας," which translates to "Squidward Tentacles." It should have the pun on SpongeBob's name.[citation needed]