"Squidward's Sick Daze" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 13. In this episode, Squidward fakes being sick to get out of work, but his agony intensifies when SpongeBob arrives to care for him.


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The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on December 24, 2020.[1]



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  ? [Opening sting]
  Tip Toe Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Opening at the Krusty Krab]
  Four Evil Men (c) - Trevor Duncan [Everyone yelling Squidward's name]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 8B - Jeremy Wakefield ["It was just a dream."]
  Fooling Around 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward gets out of bed]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits - Barry Anthony ["...and my unfinished symphony."]
  Fooling Around 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["...and my uneaten strudel."]
  Tiki Land - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's daydream of "an ocean of Squidward"]
  ? - Brad Carow [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Tiki Land - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's daydream of "an ocean of Squidward"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Now to get rid of the other monkey on my back."]
  A Simple Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward calls Mr. Krabs]
  Melodramatic Moments - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward, on the phone, pretends to be sick]
  Bobmatisme - Achille Alberto Scotti [Squidward dancing]
  Aloha - Dick Walter ["Oh, Mr. Krabs. I didn't see you there. How thoughtful of you to visit me in my weakened state."]
  Hippo Bird - Arthur Wilkinson ["You are in no condition to be alone."]
  Comedy Punctuations And Bridges 4 - Fredric Bayco [SpongeBob wraps Squidward in a blanket]
  Alone And Lost - Norman Dane ["If I find out you were faking it just to get out of work, I'd have to fire you!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 34 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Okay, back to the swaddling."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 23 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob puts an ice pack on Squidward's head]
  ? [Transition to next scene]
  Kitsch Comedy - Peter Jeffries [Squidward painting]
  ? [Transition to next scene]
  Charlie's Bike F - Peter Balding, Otto Sieben [Squidward wakes up]
  ? - Brad Carow [Squidward trying to play his clarinet]
  Comedy Punctuations And Bridges 4 - Fredric Bayco ["Squidward! You shouldn't be wasting your breath in your weakened state!"]
  ? - Brad Carow [SpongeBob playing the clarinet]
  Comedy Punctuations And Bridges 4 - Fredric Bayco [Clarinet stuck to Squidward's face]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 14 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward angry]
  Six Comedy-Mysterioso Links 1 - Ronald Hanmer ["Ah, the perfect strudel will make everything alright."]
  Danse Comique - Kenny Graham ["Time to take your temperature."]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["A fever!"]
  Hawaiian Breeze - Jon Jelmer ["You're right, Squidward. I have been... buffoon."]
  Dramatic Cue (D) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob pulls out a saw]
  A Simple Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Stay away from me with that thing!"]
  Five Dramatic Bridges B - Kurt Rehfeld ["Acute spotting sclorboritis?!"]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr ["I never heard of that one."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward inhales the dust]
  Five More Comical Cuts - Ronald Hanmer ["You're getting worse!"]
  12th Street Rag with Bass - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob tries to cure Squidward's "sickness"]
  Dramatic Cue (H) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob pulls out more tools]
  An Underwater Conversation - Barry Anthony [Mr. Krabs calls Squidward's house]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 15 - Jeremy Wakefield ["You'll not get that anywhere near my mouth!"]
  Galley Cooks Shanty 3 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob back at the Krusty Krab]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 9A+D - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward enters the Krusty Krab]
  Wagner: "Lohengrin" from Prelude to Act III - Richard Wagner [Handsome Squidward!]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending]


  • This episode is available on the SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 21 digital collection.



  • The title is a pun on "sick days," a common phrase referring to an authorized work leave because of an illness.
  • The title card is similar to "Life Insurance" & "SpongeBob in RandomLand" as they both have a similar background.
  • The plot is very similar to "Squiditis," as both episodes have to do with Squidward faking an illness. He also gets some time out of work in that episode and is subsequently subjected to SpongeBob in that episode.
    • Both episodes also premiered in April.
    • They also both used "SpongeBob Theme II" as title card music.
  • A clip of this episode was leaked on Nickelodeon's Instagram page on April 12, 2021.[2]
  • Handsome Squidward from "The Two Faces of Squidward" returns in this episode. However, his face looks more like his regular one in this episode.
  • Handsome Squidward having long blonde hair is probably a callback to "The Original Fry Cook," where Squidward had long blonde hair in the past.

    Handsome Squidward in the episode.

  • Squidward making up names of illnesses and them turning out to be real is similar to when Mr. Krabs came up with the "hydrodynamic spatula, with port-and-starboard attachments, and a turbo drive" for a spatula for SpongeBob to buy and it ending up being real in "Help Wanted."
  • The face Squidward makes when he screams in his nightmare is similar to the one he makes when he's screaming in "Graveyard Shift".
  • A part of SpongeBob Theme II that only plays in Comic Con 2015, plays in this episode, meaning all parts of the song have played in an episode.

Cultural References


A bit of a slip up in the painting.

Squidward's missing wrinkles in Squidward's Sick Daze.png

  • On the painting, SpongeBob's arm is the same color as Squidward's skin.
  • When SpongeBob starts carrying Squidward, his wrinkles are missing for a frame.
  • The shining reflection on Mr. Krabs' right arm is missing.



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