If you were looking for the article about the the live-action version, then see Mr. Manward.
How did I ever get surrounded by such loser neighbors?
— Squidward Tentacles, "Bubblestand"

Squidward[4] J.[5] Q.[6] Tentacles[7] is one of the ten main characters of the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise.[8] He is the neighbor between SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star. He is a turquoise octopus who lives in an Easter Island head.

Squidward works as the cashier of the Krusty Krab, a job he absolutely hates. He is a very cynical, selfish individual and displays an unjustified air of superiority.

Squidward also has at least 492 self-portraits in his house[9] and is delusional about his talents, such as playing the clarinet, though almost everyone considers him to be terrible.

Although his name contains the word "squid," Squidward has been confirmed to be an octopus in many interviews and episodes.[10][11][12][13][14] In "Feral Friends," his exact species is identified: a giant Pacific octopus. The series' animators believed that giving him eight tentacles would have made him look burdened and would be too difficult to animate, which is why he is normally depicted with six limbs. Notable exceptions are the live-action sequence in "Pressure" and briefly in "Sold!," in which he is seen with eight legs. A squid has ten limbs, unlike Squidward.


Squidward J. Q. Tentacles was born to Jeff and Mrs. Tentacles.

His father raised him right and loved him very much.[15]

When he was a kid, Squidward was enrolled in the Bikini Bottom School.

During his childhood, he always had to sit near the garbage cans at lunch, as he wasn't known as a friend by many people.[16] As a teenager, he was rivals with his band classmate Squilliam Fancyson.

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Young Squidward with hair.

In 1998 or January, 1999, he became part of the Krusty Krab along with Jim[17]. On the day Jim quit, Squidward spoke with him and instantly lost his long blonde hair, much to his dismay. Sometime later, he worked with a fry cook whose name has yet to be revealed. One day, Squidward was gardening when suddenly, a pineapple from a boat above fell on him and destroyed his garden while crushing him. A sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants then moved into the pineapple and Squidward has been grumpy ever since then.[18]

At one point, he tried to move out of his house out of intolerance for his neighbors, but the real estate agent refused to sell his home on account of SpongeBob and Patrick stealing his identity and deceiving her.[7]

At one point, he moved out of Bikini Bottom and into Tentacle Acres, a town filled with his own peers, other octopi who share his tastes and outlook on life. Here, he was forced to face how boring and oppressive his desired lifestyle really is, and he was able to ultimately break free of its bonds with a bit of inspired silliness.[19]

In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V," it is implied that Squidward at one point had a significant other when he remembered the good times he had at Make-Out Reef.

In "Love That Squid," it revealed that he has not dated for a long time before Squilvia came into his life.

At one point, he, along with SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, and Sandy went on land to retrieve the Krabby Patty secret formula from Burger Beard the Pirate.

On March 6, 2017, Squidward traveled 2,000 years into the future as a result of being thawed in the Krusty Krab freezer.[20][21]



Concept art for Squidward as Sour Note, depicting him as a realistic giant Pacific octopus.

Squidward is a light turquoise octopus[22] with purple suction cups at the end of his tentacles. He has six limbs in total, two being arms, and four being legs, which tend to make the shape of a plus sign when he stands in place. Whenever he walks, his suction cups stick to the floor, meaning that he walks with a distinct squelching noise. Squidward has a large cranium with eight spots on the top of it. In the episode "The Original Fry Cook," it is shown that he once had long blonde hair. He also has a skinny body, a big droopy nose, a wide mouth, and yellow eyes with rectangular maroon irises. When he laughs, his nose appears to deflate and inflate repeatedly (in earlier episodes, this was matched with a sound effect.) He wears a brown polo shirt.

His color has changed slightly throughout the series. While he is shown to be bluish turquoise in earlier episodes (most noticeable in "Help Wanted"), he changes to a lighter shade in later episodes.

In the episode "Sandy's Rocket," Squidward is shown to be wearing an old version of his nightwear. It is pink with magenta-colored flowers on it. In newer episodes such as "Sentimental Sponge," Squidward is seen wearing his real nightgown. In this episode, he refers to it as a "nightshirt." It is a light purple nightgown that comes with a matching nightcap. It is the third version of his nightwear. The second version appears in "Employee of the Month" and "Funny Pants."

It is shown in the episode "Bulletin Board" that Squidward has a tattoo of a red rose on his right arm.


Squidward is rude, snobby, grumpy, and sometimes sadistic. He views the world in such a negative light that he is rarely seen greeting anyone with a smile. He loathes his job at the Krusty Krab and is often seen sleeping or reading on the job.

In spite of his temper, he is still one of the most intelligent and educated characters. He has a sarcastic attitude and sees others as uncivilized morons, while failing to accept his own personal shortcomings. Squidward sees himself as misunderstood and unappreciated, blaming society for his failures.


Really happy Squidward

He is annoyingly pretentious in his pursuit of fame and is either unwilling or unable to spot talent and creativity, even belittling it. He lauds "cultivated taste" and accepted standards. In the episode "Artist Unknown," he insists that his pupil SpongeBob "show his method," even when it is painfully clear that SpongeBob has artistic genius. Furthermore, Squidward takes credit for creating the David statue when SpongeBob is the actual creator. His motive was to impress the art appraiser. In the episode "Bubblestand," he belittles SpongeBob's bubble blowing.

Squidward is also jealous of those who are more artistic than he is, for example, Nat Peterson, Patrick Star,[23] Mr. Krabs, Squilliam Fancyson, and even the puppet Big Nose. In "Slimy Dancing," Squidward cheats during the dance show by hiding in SpongeBob's body and using the latter's physical identity and talents to win the trophy. He attempts to steal the dance trophy after being criticized by the judges, only to be thrown out by the security. In "Professor Squidward," Squidward impersonates Squilliam Fancyson while exercising his power as a music teacher, preceding his arrest by the police. In "Sold!," after knowing that SpongeBob and Patrick think Nick Fishkins has bought their homes. Squidward lies that a 14-member family has moved into SpongeBob's pineapple and an 8-member rock band with several instruments has moved into Patrick's rock. When SpongeBob and Patrick come to their old houses, he puts on outfits to match the characters that he made up.

Squidward is generally portrayed as an overall failure. His musical skills with the clarinet are generally portrayed as sub-par, from mediocre to excruciatingly horrible. In "Sweet and Sour Squid," Squidward's disastrous clarinet playing creates a mass noise disturbance throughout town, prompting the authorities' arrival. However, there have been numerous exceptions - such as in "Bubblestand" and "Hello Bikini Bottom!" - where he plays nicely. At the end of "Christmas Who?," he manages to play great with the wooden clarinet SpongeBob carved for him. In "That's No Lady," he manages to play a nice tune to woo "Patricia." In addition, in "Best Day Ever," he even has a concert where he plays beautifully and receives thunderous applause from the audience. SpongeBob was even on the VIP list for it. It seems that he is actually capable of playing the clarinet very well by providing the full effort. He plays well enough in "Hello Bikini Bottom!" for a musical manager to offer him and SpongeBob a job. He also - if the player plays well - plays well in the Rock Bottom mini-game in Lights, Camera, Pants!, along with Beats Me. He is also first-chair in the Bikini Bottom Orchestra.[24]

He often lets this success go to his head. In "Skill Crane," Squidward's final success in winning from the toy claw machine goes to his head and influences him to use a construction crane; his out-of-control usage of said crane leads to the demolition of the future site of a mall, and eventually the Krusty Krab.

His overall artistic style is shown to be abstract and overly sophisticated, and his works are commonly panned by his audiences. His critical failure is shown to be more due to his bad taste, rather than a genuine lack of talent. The majority of his art centers on himself, apparently holding his very being to be an artistic wonder. In the episode "One Krabs Trash," Squidward is shown bringing flowers to a gravestone reading "Here Lies Squidward's Hopes and Dreams." Despite his lack of success, Squidward is tireless in his pursuit of artistic achievement. In "Dunces and Dragons," Squidly, Squidward's medieval ancestor, vowed that if he could not learn to play the clarinet correctly, his seventh great-grandson would be cursed tenfold. In "Squilliam Returns," Squilliam mentions that Squidward was voted "Most Likely to Suck Eggs" in high school.

Squidward is well-educated and knows his history. He is intelligent and has a lot of worldly knowledge, especially compared to those of SpongeBob and Patrick. Squidward is also a skilled driver, as he manages to drive virtually everything, from a traditional bike, a boat, car, and even a tractor. Squidward is a good-natured and caring person; he just does not like to get too involved in things.

Squidward sleeping at work.

When he is at the Krusty Krab, he is a lazy, sloppy employee who has an intense dislike of the restaurant and its management, which is best exemplified in the "Krusty Krab Training Video." He is considered "inattentive, impatient," with "a glazed look in the eye." In episodes where Squidward is put behind the grill whenever SpongeBob is missing, he has shown himself to be an incompetent fry cook, often burning the food instead of cooking it, which affects the health of its consumers. This is shown in "Pickles," "Hooky," and "SpongeBob LongPants." In "Chum Fricassee," it is revealed by Grandma Tentacles that Squidward undercooked her fricassee, thus poisoning the customers. In "Accidents Will Happen," he fakes his injury and lies to Mr. Krabs for the sole purpose of seeking sympathy and having an excuse to not work. He does this again in "Squiditis," where he lies to Mr. Krabs about having the eponymous disease to have a day off. In the episode "Squid on Strike," he organizes a worker's strike at the Krusty Krab. He even causes the destruction of the Krusty Krab, although indirectly and accidentally.

However, despite his hatred for his job and the constant abuse and misfortune from having it, he very rarely ever quits and never considers looking for better employment. He puts up with it out of pure laziness and stubborn pride out of the fact that he expects to let benefits come to him rather than actually trying, such as in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V" and "New Leaf" when Mr. Krabs threatens to fire him and Squidward lets this threaten him to go along with what he's getting dragged into against his will.

It is revealed in a flashback of "The Original Fry Cook" that he insists on remaining at the Krusty Krab until his clarinet career pays off, regardless of if it never does. Other examples include "Can You Spare a Dime?," in which he quits the Krusty Krab and becomes homeless due to not finding a new job. After being taken in by SpongeBob, Squidward becomes a pushy mooch and consistently ignores by choice to SpongeBob's hints for him to at least attempt to look for a new job. In "Banned in Bikini Bottom," after the Krusty Krab is closed down, rather than trying to search for himself a new job, he waits around with SpongeBob watching Mr. Krabs wallow in depression. In "Goodbye, Krabby Patty," after getting officially fired from the Krusty Krab, Squidward takes pettiness to this, but sees this as an opportunity to follow his dreams, only to find out that he needs better experience than 17 years as a cashier. Yet rather than trying to actually search for a better job, he begs for SpongeBob help him get employed at the Krusty Krab Museum. The most recent example is "The Check-Up" when a nurse threatens to have the Krusty Krab permanently closed, Squidward ends up deciding to help SpongeBob rather than ditching to let him do it himself, stating that if the Krusty Krab is closed down, he would "have to get a real job."

As it all turns out, one of the reasons why Squidward is often arrogant and bad-tempered, especially the fact that he's rude and hateful to most people, is having to put up with SpongeBob and Patrick's boisterous and irritating behaviors, which sometimes leads him to make plans to get him to stop, although sometimes, either as a result of his own arrogance or carelessness, his plans backfire on him. This is shown in "Jellyfishing" where Squidward unleashes a jellyfish in a jar with the intent to make it sting SpongeBob and Patrick, in retaliation for making him get stung by the Queen Jellyfish. In "Fools in April," Squidward pulls a very cruel and harmful prank on SpongeBob that physically assaults him while under the manipulation of a rope tied to him. In "Suction Cup Symphony," Squidward kicks SpongeBob and Patrick out of his window so hard to the point of fracturing the latter's buttock bones. In "Dying for Pie," Squidward buys an explosive pie to give to SpongeBob for Employee Brotherhood Day, oblivious to the fact that it is infused with a bomb; SpongeBob allegedly consumes it, only to reveal toward the ending that he had it in his pocket the whole time to share with Squidward. Although Squidward tried to make the last hours of SpongeBob's life meaningful, he expresses anger upon discovering that SpongeBob never actually ate the pie. In "The Lost Mattress," Squidward tries to get SpongeBob and Patrick eaten by the guard worm at the dump by having them trespass the fence while dressed up in steak suits. In "The Curse of Bikini Bottom," Squidward lends his lawn mower to SpongeBob and Patrick out of hope that they injure themselves with it. In "Sportz?," he creates a malicious sports game for them to play in an attempt to harm them. In "Scavenger Pants," Squidward makes up a really difficult scavenger hunt in hopes of getting SpongeBob and Patrick harmed.

Despite his grumpy nature, Squidward does have a caring heart deep down, and when he realizes his plans have caused either harm or emotional pain to those he ridiculed, he is quick to realize the error of his ways and make up for it while he can. Occasionally, such as in "Krab Borg," Squidward is seen teaming up with SpongeBob, or even caring about him.

Villainous side


Angry Squidward.

Squidward has a considerable antagonistic side, and he frequently takes advantage of the situation to keep his neighbor SpongeBob from tormenting him, which only backfires and worsens.

  • In "Help Wanted," he and Mr. Krabs tricking SpongeBob into buying a legendary spatula.
  • In "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," Squidward destroys SpongeBob and Patrick's friendship, which leads them fight over him until he plans to make them reconcile.
  • In "Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost," when SpongeBob and Patrick believe they have killed Squidward and that he is now a ghost, he takes advantage of this by making them his slaves. Eventually, SpongeBob and Patrick, after reading a magazine about the Flying Dutchman's death, get the idea that Squidward is being mean and angry because he was never put to rest. SpongeBob and Patrick attempt to bury Squidward, which ultimately brings him to confess that he is actually alive. However, SpongeBob and Patrick still think that Squidward is a ghost in denial and send him to the "great beyond" by trapping him in a bubble, which floats up into the sky where the pelicans are.
  • In "Employee of the Month," both Squidward and SpongeBob viciously compete to see who will hold the new Employee of the Month award, also setting up traps for one another.
  • In "Fools in April," Squidward gets annoyed with SpongeBob pulling playful and harmless pranks on people at the Krusty Krab, and pulls a very cruel and harmful prank on SpongeBob in retaliation.
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    Squidward shocked about April Fool's Day.

    Squidward then laughs at him when he comes out of the trash, which makes SpongeBob run out of the restaurant sobbing hysterically, and the Bikini Bottomites turn on him. Squidward tries to apologize, but he is physically unable to apologize until the very end of the episode, where SpongeBob has the last laugh: all of his friends were standing behind him in his house and witnessed Squidward's apology. As a result, Squidward suffers a mental breakdown and runs off back to his house laughing maniacally after shouting that he had just fooled them as well.
  • In "Christmas Who?," he coldly rebuffs SpongeBob in his stories about Christmas, Santa Claus, and the spirit of the holiday season because he thinks he's telling everyone lies. He even shouts at SpongeBob that he doesn't believe in Santa Claus. On Christmas Day, the next morning, he snapped a photo of a depressed SpongeBob and cruelly laughed and scoffed at his humiliation. Things blow up in Squidward's face when SpongeBob gave him a wooden clarinet as a Christmas present. After receiving this act of kindness, Squidward realized what a foolish jerk he's been and his grouchy attitude literally ruined Christmas for everybody. To atone for his actions and apologize to SpongeBob, he dresses up as Santa Claus and brings the spirit of Christmas back to everyone in Bikini Bottom.
  • In "Can You Spare a Dime?," Squidward accepts SpongeBob's offer to live in his house until he finds a new job. However, he takes advantage of SpongeBob's hospitality by lying in bed all day and essentially making SpongeBob his domestic slave, staying so long that he not even attempts to find a job. This eventually proves too much for SpongeBob, who becomes angry with Squidward, who soon begins aggressively giving Squidward obvious hints to get a job, which Squidward deliberately ignores. Eventually, SpongeBob confronts Mr. Krabs in an attempt to force him to give Squidward his job back, and in the process accidentally reveals that Mr. Krabs' first "dime" was in his pants the whole time, and that Squidward did not steal it.
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Squidward forces SpongeBob to spoil him.

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Squidward makes fun of SpongeBob.

  • In "Grandma's Kisses," Squidward and the customers at the Krusty Krab ruthlessly tease SpongeBob for having a kiss on his forehead given by his grandma. At the end of the episode, it is shown that they have been spying on SpongeBob with his grandma through her house's window and laughing at them.
  • In "The Lost Mattress," while retrieving the mattress, Squidward nearly threatened to murder SpongeBob, and then he used him and Patrick as "worm bait." However, Squidward becomes the worm's prey.
  • In "Good Neighbors," Squidward unreasonably deems that SpongeBob and Patrick are the worst neighbors ever instead of understanding that they want to have fun, not only because he wanted to relax and they ruined his day, but largely due to his unreasonable hatred of their antics. He even goes as far as to hinder their attempt to get into his house and reconcile with him by installing a security system that would kill them if they dare make their way in.
  • In "Funny Pants," SpongeBob's laughing annoys him to no end, so Squidward tells SpongeBob that he had a "laugh box" that would burn up if he laughed within 24 hours and could never laugh again. SpongeBob eventually thinks he lost his laugh and goes into "spiraling depression," which proves to be too much for Squidward to handle.
  • In "Krusty Towers," he makes several ridiculous requests with the purpose of driving Mr. Krabs crazy.
  • In "Good Ol' Whatshisname," Squidward steals What Zit Tooya's wallet, runs a red light in front of a police officer, gets arrested, and is sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • In "The Splinter," Squidward tells SpongeBob that Mr. Krabs will have to kick him out for getting a splinter at work.
  • In "Professor Squidward" Squidward impersonates Squilliam, but the principal finds a real Squilliam and then Squidward is arrested and thus sent to jail. However, Squidward didn't start the whole charade to begin with. He did tell the headmistress that he wasn't Squilliam Fancyson but the job offer tempted him to correct her again.
  • In "I ♥ Dancing," Squidward gets jealous that SpongeBob has an audition in a musical, and "teaches" him how to dance to steal the spot for himself, training SpongeBob to the point of exhaustion. While he wins, he is to star in Squilliam's musical and is forced to prepare to perform a dance that SpongeBob had performed earlier, with Squilliam planning to run him ragged just as Squidward had done to SpongeBob.
  • In "Sponge-Cano!," he scolds everyone in the Krusty Krab and yells at SpongeBob for humming.
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Squidward steals a wallet.

  • In "That Sinking Feeling," he tries to separate SpongeBob and Patrick by drawing a line, and later, he threatens to kill them on the count of three if his house is not back to normal.
  • In "New Fish in Town," Squidward pushes SpongeBob's, Patrick's, and Howard's houses down a trench.
  • In "Restraining SpongeBob," Squidward has a restraining order placed on SpongeBob to keep him away from him. When Patrick begins to annoy Squidward far worse than SpongeBob, he releases SpongeBob and adds Patrick to said restraining order.
  • In "Little Yellow Book," Squidward reads SpongeBob's work diary in front of the customers, which hurts SpongeBob's feelings. He sees that he has been known as a "diary thief," but does not feel bad until his house is repossessed. Later, he even reads SpongeBob's personal diary.
  • In "Don't Look Now," SpongeBob and Patrick saw a scary horror movie; Squidward pretends to be the Fisherman from said movie to play a cruel joke on them. As a result, SpongeBob and Patrick misinterpret the Fisherman eating Squidward, they in reality end up injuring Squidward.
  • In "Yeti Krabs," Squidward arrogantly attacks the Yeti Krab when he thinks it is Mr. Krabs in disguise and nearly puts Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, and himself in danger.
  • In "Sold!," after knowing that SpongeBob and Patrick think Nick Fishkins has bought their homes, Squidward lies that a 14-member family has moved into SpongeBob's pineapple and an eight-member rock band with several instruments has moved into Patrick's rock. When SpongeBob and Patrick come to their old houses, he puts on outfits to match the characters that he made up. This exhausts him, and SpongeBob and Patrick flip Squidward's house. Nick Fishkins later comes by, and Squidward's house is "Not Sold." SpongeBob and Patrick then return to their homes.
  • In "The Whole Tooth," Squidward antagonizes SpongeBob and Patrick's belief in the tooth fairy. At night when SpongeBob tries to take Patrick's baby tooth to the tooth fairy, Squidward attempts to trick Patrick into thinking that SpongeBob betrayed him. But his plan fails when SpongeBob shows them who the tooth fairy really is. As punishment for trying to ruin their friendship, Squidward is forced to eat chum meat, which makes him lose all of his teeth.
  • In "Mermaid Pants," SpongeBob and Patrick made a supervillain lair for Squidward and Mr. Krabs as part of their game of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. However, Squidward takes advantage of his supervillain role and tries to kill SpongeBob and Patrick by dipping them into the fryer in a desperate attempt to get them out of his life. But luckily, SpongeBob and Patrick foil his plan at the last moment and make Squidward fall into the fryer instead.
  • In "Unreal Estate," Squidward breaks into SpongeBob's house at night to infest it with pepper so that SpongeBob will think he's allergic to his house, which he aims that SpongeBob will leave to another house. However, this changes when he himself finds the perfect house for him, which makes him stay in that house and makes SpongeBob stay in his old neighborhood, away from his new house.
  • In "Mimic Madness," Squidward, along with Plankton, intended on hurting SpongeBob in order to make him stop mimicking others. However, Patrick demanded them to leave him alone.
  • In "Life Insurance," SpongeBob and Patrick think that life insurance will protect them for injuries, so Squidward makes them hurt themselves, but in the end, they don't get hurt despite the fact Squidward is the one who always gets injured.
  • In "Sportz?" he makes SpongeBob and Patrick play games which hurt them. In the end, they get very injured, but Squidward doesn't care about it, in fact, he finds it entertaining. However, Sandy challenges him to play sports, and these make Squidward as injured as SpongeBob and Patrick.
  • In "Scavenger Pants," he makes SpongeBob and Patrick go to dangerous places. However, they don't get harmed, and instead, Squidward is the one who gets hurt throughout the episode.
  • In "Chatterbox Gary," after Gary insults him, he takes the translation collar and talks instead of Gary. He makes SpongeBob push his house to a hill, and his house falls off. However, he gets his punishment when he swallows the collar, and because he makes meow noises, worms attack him.
  • In "Ink Lemonade," he insults Patrick for no reason in the beginning, and throws a rotten lemon at him which makes his eye red.
  • In "Accidents Will Happen", he faking him getting injured at work and forces Mr. Krabs to pamper him while he recovers.
  • In "SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget", he create the Patty Gadget to convince Mr. Krabs to replace SpongeBob with the Patty Gadget due to the advantages it offers.

Scapegoat side

Despite Squidward's antagonist side, he has been blamed many times for things that were not his fault.

  • In "Your Shoe's Untied," SpongeBob keeps tripping over his untied shoelaces, making dozens of Krabby Patties fly into Squidward's mouth. The customers blame him for eating the food, even when Squidward tells them it was SpongeBob's fault.
  • In "Squid on Strike," Squidward is outraged, and goes on strike due to Mr. Krabs instead of paying him for his "work" made him pay Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob tags along so as to get their jobs back but he destroys the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs then makes both of them work to pay off the damages, despite the fact that Squidward did not play a part in demolishing the Krusty Krab.
  • In "Krab Borg," Mr. Krabs yells at Squidward for tying him up and destroying his items, even though SpongeBob had a hand in it and was the one who convinced Squidward that Mr. Krabs was a robot in the first place. In fact, the only reason SpongeBob is let off the hook was that he had to "feed Gary."

No one gives a care about the fate of labor as long as they can get their instant gratification.

  • In "Can You Spare a Dime?," Mr. Krabs blames Squidward for stealing his missing dime since he was near the cash register. This causes Squidward to quit his job, lose everything, and drive SpongeBob mad. It is soon revealed that Mr. Krabs' dime was in his pocket the entire time, and Squidward was hired back. Even so, he later accused Squidward for putting the dime in his pants, and history repeated itself.
  • In "The Lost Mattress," he wrote Mr. Krabs a card saying that he got him a new mattress even though it was all SpongeBob and Patrick's idea. However, he actually caused Krabs to go into a "Cash Coma" because all his money was in the old mattress. He was then forced by the police to get the mattress back. However, this could count as karmic punishment, since he wanted to take credit for SpongeBob and Patrick's work.
  • In "Good Neighbors," SpongeBob and Patrick interrupt Squidward's Sunday morning by trying to be "good neighbors." Squidward then installs a security system to keep them away from him. However, it malfunctions causing his house to come to life and destroy the town. After it had been turned off, he was given a sentence to community service every Sunday despite how he had little control over his house's actions.
  • In "Cephalopod Lodge," SpongeBob and Patrick follow Squidward to a secret club of his thus causing him to be kicked out, when he really did not know they were even coming. In fact, he carefully checked his surroundings to try to avoid this.
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Squidward annoyed because of SpongeBob's deliberate insulting

  • In "Boating Buddies," Squidward was being annoyed by SpongeBob, so he got in his boat and attempted to drive away. However, SpongeBob accidentally causes Squidward to crash, thus sending him to Mrs. Puff's Boating School. He was then injured many times due to SpongeBob's bad driving, thus he was unable to take the test despite the fact that he knew the right answers.
  • In "Truth or Square," he, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs were stuck in the air vents. Patrick then took out a radio that he "borrowed" from Sandy. He then tried calling for help, but he did not know how to use it. Therefore, Squidward used it to call Sandy. However, Sandy then accused him of stealing it from her.
  • In "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful," Squidward was given eight tickets to community service by the end of the episode even though he never actually littered.
  • In "Sentimental Sponge," SpongeBob becomes a hoarder off the idea that random garbage holds valuable memories. He later throws it into Squidward's yard. This angers Squidward, and he ends up calling the police on SpongeBob. They then condemn SpongeBob's house for being unsanitary, and then Squidward's for being covered in his garbage even though none of it was Squidward's, nor was he a hoarder.
  • In "The Googly Artiste," Patrick becomes famous off his "art," and Mr. Krabs becomes mad at him for making his art from Krabby Patties in which he sold for more money than he bought them for. He then said he was just following Squidward's advice, thus getting Squidward into trouble. However, that was not what Squidward meant when he was giving "advice."
  • In "Fiasco!," he was sent to prison when he really did not do anything bad at all. He led the police to SpongeBob's house saying that SpongeBob, Patrick, and Gary are making noise. In fact, he actually did the police a favor by leading them to Plankton, who stole the famous art piece Fiasco.
  • In "Out of the Picture," after Mr. Krabs hears that Squidward's art can actually be valuable if he is "out of the picture," he sends Squidward to dangerous places in an attempt to get him killed, but he always comes back. He even chases Squidward with a hammer. In the end, they both get crushed by the Krusty Krab's ceiling, even though Squidward barely deserved it.
  • In "Bunny Hunt," he tries to protect his own garden from a sea bunny, but the bunny continuously traps him and tortures him. In the end, he goes insane and thinks that he's a bunny which leads to an animal control guy chasing after him.
  • In "Ink Lemonade," Patrick realizes that he can sell the ink Squidward produces as lemonade, but he has to scare Squidward, because he can only produce ink that way. He rips his own skin off just to scare him, makes a sea spider go into his house and even makes Squidward's own house a haunted place. Squidward gets repeatedly scared throughout the episode, but Patrick doesn't care about it. When Squidward tries to sell lemonade, he is unsuccessful, even though he does the same things SpongeBob and Patrick did. In the end, he eats cookies, but it turns out that they are made out of spider eggs, which makes him produce even more ink, and spiders crawl out of his mouth.

Artistic side


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Squidward playing his clarinet.

An avid patron of the arts, Squidward has a strong affection for interpretive dance, sculpting, painting, and playing the clarinet. However, he seems to have almost no talent for any of them whatsoever, although he does play the clarinet beautifully at the end of the "Christmas Who?," at the end of "Bubblestand," and in "The Two Faces of Squidward." He has often tried to impress the public with his artistic exhibitions, but is always either unrecognized, mocked by his audience, or upstaged by SpongeBob. Squidward always wants to be the center of attention but rarely ever is. In "Best Day Ever," he had a concert where he played beautifully and received thunderous applause from the audience. SpongeBob was on the VIP list for it, which is ironic, considering Squidward's intense hatred for him. Squidward also misses many chances to become famous, even in his dreams.

His lack of talent seems to go all the way back to when he was a kid: in "Lost and Found," it is revealed in a flashback that Squidward was a kazoo player in elementary school and that his classmates found his music so bad that they all ran out of school, despite Squidward thinking he excelled in playing the instrument.

All of his artwork, from sculptures to paintings, depicts himself in a way, even repainting existing works to include his own face. He surrounds himself with said art throughout his house, a clear indication of his narcissist tendencies. These arts have occasionally been admired greatly by Patrick and SpongeBob, but are universally hated by the rest of Bikini Bottom.

He has tried several things to reach the fame he desires: hosting a talent show, starting his own astrology spin-off, forming a band, and so on, yet he cannot seem to get much of a following.

Bad but good art

Despite Squidward said to be a bad talentless artist, his art has been turned down many times for something that ironically was not as good.

In "Sleepy Time," Squidward is in his dream playing his clarinet to the king. SpongeBob then causes Squidward to break his clarinet by accident, and thus Squidward is forced to use SpongeBob as a replacement. It sounds horrible but everyone loves it.

In "Squid Wood," Squidward becomes jealous of Mini Squidward when he was "stealing his life" by doing all the same artistic things Squidward himself did, but Squidward was always turned down for Mini Squidward despite the fact that they were both doing exactly the same things.

In "The Masterpiece," Squidward made a large statue of Mr. Krabs to eliminate the competition of the Sea Chicken Shack; however, it was turned down, and was replaced by the real Mr. Krabs.

In "The Googly Artiste," Squidward made a statue of himself, which was turned down by an art critic. Patrick then made a pet rock and Squidward was turned down for said rock.

Good art

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Squidward's excellent bubble.

Despite his reputation for being a "bad artist," Squidward has made art that people have actually enjoyed.

In "Bubblestand," Squidward blew a huge bubble by using the "technique," and successfully played the clarinet by playing jazz music.

In "Band Geeks," his band performs well in the Bubble Bowl, and people seem to enjoy the experience. However, that isn't really due to Squidward's teaching.

In "Artist Unknown," Squidward goes crazy in the end, and creates a great statue in the process.

In "Best Day Ever," Squidward does a clarinet concert in which people seem to enjoy.

In "The Two Faces of Squidward," Squidward becomes handsome after a face injury caused by SpongeBob.

In "Giant Squidward," Squidward gets a new clarinet that sounds good.

In "Suction Cup Symphony," Squidward has an orchestra perform a song he wrote to Bikini Bottom.

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Squidward almost freezing to death.


Squidward works as the cashier at the Krusty Krab, along with his co-worker, SpongeBob SquarePants. He not only hates his duties but the Krusty Krab itself, and he performs his job rather poorly and with a lack of enthusiasm. He also frequently behaves rudely to the customers. He has often expressed a desire to be fired or simply quit, but never makes good on it. While he initially only seems to work there because he needs the money, he seems to only be there out of pure laziness of getting a different job as the series progresses.

In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Squidward is manager of the Krusty Krab 2 for six days, although due to Plankton's invasion of Bikini Bottom, the new restaurant is not in service during this time. It is also shown here that Squidward actually cares about what happens to the Krusty Krab and the Krabby Patty formula when he discovers Plankton selling Krabby Patties and threatens to report him to King Neptune. In "Selling Out," Squidward works as the waiter for Krabby O'Monday's. He was forced to maintain a false state of happiness, or else face "Human Resources," a thug in the back of the building.

Squidward has also been:

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Captain Magma.

Near-death experiences

Squidward has had many injuries and near-death experiences. He is one of the most unfortunate characters, and is in some way hurt in a majority of his appearances. He is shown to be an underdog, a person who almost never wins. In some episodes, he caused his own near-death experiences, such as breaking his own "laugh box," falling into a volcano, freezing himself almost to death, suffocating himself with three pillows on his head, and eating too many Krabby Patties and exploding. He almost froze to death in "Frozen Face-Off." He is also almost always injured by his bad karma. An example of this is in "My Pretty Seahorse" when he says "Remember your karma," while being upset at SpongeBob. He quickly has a bike wreck, falls off a cliff, and then explodes. He is also allergic to seaberries, as seen in "Restraining SpongeBob."
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Squidward ate too many patties.

  • Help Wanted: He and Mr. Krabs are nearly beaten by countless anchovies.
  • Reef Blower: Almost dies from lack of water after SpongeBob accidentally drains the ocean.
  • Bubblestand: His house gets trapped in a giant bubble with him inside, which he didn't know about until he looked out of the window and floated away until the bubble exploded.
  • Jellyfishing: A jellyfish stings Squidward while he is riding his bike, causing him to lose control and ride off a cliff, with an unusual and unexplained nuclear explosion as he hits the ground. The incident leaves Squidward in an electric wheelchair with a full body cast that prevents him from any body movement. During the welcome party SpongeBob and Patrick had thrown, the latter blows piping hot soup in his face. Then during when SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward are at Jellyfish Fields for jellyfishing, Patrick stabs a jellyfish net through his casted hand to make sure he firmly grasps it. When Squidward catches a jellyfish, he gets zapped by a giant jellyfish. This leaves him in an even fuller body cast on an electric bed. At the end of the episode the giant jellyfish returns and zaps Squidward again, thus breaking his body cast.
  • Naughty Nautical Neighbors: Nearly chokes to death on a fork, but is saved by Patrick. Then he hurts his back only to be saved by SpongeBob. At the end, after SpongeBob and Patrick destroy Squidward's house, a bubble pops near the door, collapsing it and crushing Squidward, breaking his back again.
  • Pizza Delivery: Nearly hit by a truck along with SpongeBob and is buried in the sand. When he tries to chase SpongeBob in pursuit of the pizza, they are lifted by a tornado and get smashed into the ground. When SpongeBob drives the giant rock, Squidward is run over by the rock.
  • Home Sweet Pineapple: Gets crushed by SpongeBob's house.
  • Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost: Patrick drops a massive watermelon in his mouth. At the end of the episode, he is lifted by a bubble into a swarm of seagulls.
  • I Was a Teenage Gary: Turns into a snail and gets knocked off the fence by Patrick.
  • SB-129: He swallowed his clarinet and is then frozen for 2,000 years, mutilated by a can opener room, and nearly attacked by Primitive Sponge and Star.
  • Karate Choppers: When Squidward startles SpongeBob, he was karate-chopped in the head. 
  • Hooky: Attacked by the angry crowd.
  • Dying for Pie: SpongeBob performs unlicensed open-heart surgery on him, causing Squidward's heart to puss. Then SpongeBob trips on a rock, causing the explosive pie to hit Squidward in the face; the bomb then detonates in his face.
  • Christmas Who?: Falls from the roof of his house while dressed as Santa Claus.
  • Pressure: He, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs are nearly eaten by seagulls.
  • Shanghaied: Gets electrocuted by the Flying Dutchman multiple times, and is thrown into the Fly Of Despair. He, SpongeBob, and Patrick are either chased or eaten by the Flying Dutchman depending on the ending.
  • Band Geeks: He gets pinned to the wall by drumsticks and the loud noise of the instruments distorts his face, and shattering the windows.
  • Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm: He and most of Bikini Bottom's citizens are crushed by the giant worm.
  • Club SpongeBob: When he tries to get out, the vine snaps, and SpongeBob, Patrick, and him are flung into the Kelp Forest. He starves when the Magic Conch Shell refuses to feed him.
  • My Pretty Seahorse: He doesn't watch where he is going on his bike, so he falls of a cliff and gets caught in a nuclear explosion, similar to "Jellyfishing."
  • Just One Bite: In a deleted scene he is incinerated twice because of security traps. Then consumes almost all of the Krabby Patties inside the patty vault, which goes straight to his thighs, causing him to literally explode. He ends up in an ambulance, with his tentacles in a bucket and only his head remaining intact.
  • Idiot Box: Tumbles down a mountain of trash and lands face first into a pie, with the box landing on top of him.
  • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV: Gets tortured repeatedly by misuse of Mermaid Man's belt. He is later shrunk by it but SpongeBob shrunk Bikini Bottom including himself.
  • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V: When he errupts, the magma falls on SpongeBob and then Mermaid Man mistakenly uses his water ball attack on Squidward, and bearing the likeness and powers of Captain Magma, he disintegrates. Later comes to the Krusty Krab in a dog collar.
  • Clams: SpongeBob hooks his nose with the fishing line, ripping it off. He and SpongeBob are nearly eaten by the giant clam when Mr. Krabs ties them up as bait. He and SpongeBob almost starve to death when Mr. Krabs drops the sandwiches and the fridge into the lagoon.
  • The Camping Episode: Chokes on a marshmallow while playing his clarinet. He also gets mauled repeatedly by a sea bear. Even after the sea bear left, the episode ends with a sea rhinoceros about to maul Squidward because he isn't wearing anti-sea rhinoceros undergarments.
  • The Lost Mattress: Gets mauled several times and soon chased by a vicious guard worm.
  • Skill Crane: The episode ends with the thug builders ready to beat Squidward up.
  • Good Neighbors: Has polka-dot paint squirted in his eyes. A couple almost runs him over with their car in order to bring Squidward to the hospital for the red polka-dot paint has been mistaken for chicken pox. Squidward is kicked out of his house--which is living--then it nearly stomps him. Lastly, he gets crushed by his own house.
  • Funny Pants: He broke his "laugh box" and was hospitalized. He had his laugh box replaced with a part of SpongeBob's, making his laugh sound just like the latter's, and in a fit of insanity, he runs through a hospital wall.
  • Krusty Towers: He, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs are almost killed in the Krusty Towers' destruction.
  • Wishing You Well: Falls down the well with SpongeBob and Patrick for company. When he climbs up the walls in the well he falls back down. He then fights with Patrick as the latter sits on him. Then when he escapes the well he wishes be to far away from Bikini Bottom. A speeding bus promptly hits him with him clinging on the front of the bus which is going to his destination.
  • Squidtastic Voyage: His life was in jeopardy through this episode, as SpongeBob and Patrick were inside his body while searching for a clarinet reed stuck in his throat. Sandy even gets him to sign his waiver.
  • Rule of Dumb: His house is lifted by a crane and dropped with him still inside.
  • Squid Wood: Gets crushed by the refrigerator.
  • Giant Squidward: Stands on a giant rake and nearly traps his finger in a bear trap and crushed by the giant clarinet. He is also attacked by an angry mob, similar to Gulliver's Travels.
  • Boat Smarts: Flies into and gets crushed by a steamroller, crashes into a brick wall, and along with Mrs. Puff, is sent into the air and crashes into the pile-up of boatmobiles due to SpongeBob's reckless driving.
  • Krabs à la Mode: Slips and slides across the icy floor, almost impaled by icicles with SpongeBob, gets run over by skating hockey players and SpongeBob, is hit by the Clamboni, and is frozen by Plankton but defrosted by Mr. Krabs afterwards.
  • Breath of Fresh Squidward: Gets electrocuted by his electric fence in the beginning and end of the episode.
  • Atlantis SquarePantis: He, SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and Mr. Krabs are chased by Atlantis guards and nearly killed by Plankton's massive tank but the tank fires ice cream instead of missiles.
  • 20,000 Patties Under the Sea: Gets hit by the submarine and is sent flying.
  • The Splinter: SpongeBob's spatula gets into his eye. A thumb fluid spilled on his eye and he whacks himself using the Krusty Krab cash register at the end.
  • The Two Faces of Squidward: SpongeBob slams the door into him numerous times, which enhances his appearance. He gets injuries when Mr. Krabs whacks his face with the door.
  • Squidward in Clarinetland: Swallowed by the Keeper of the Hornet Forest head and melts. He is then tortured by SpongeBob in various worlds. He is hit several times on the SpongeBob SquarePants Pinball Game by Patrick. He is also sucked up by a giant vacuum cleaner.
  • Slide Whistle Stooges: Crashes his gasoline truck off a cliff. This is followed by a huge explosion, which lodges Squidward's slide whistle in his throat.
  • Boating Buddies: He, SpongeBob, and Mrs. Puff are sent through a wild spin on an out-of-control boatmobile. He also gets beaten up twice by a muscular fish.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One: He, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs are almost killed by The Big One.
  • Choir Boys: His pedaling seat gets trapped in a pothole which SpongeBob dug, flinging Squidward to Jellyfish Fields where he is zapped by a group of jellyfish. Then he almost lost his voice due to his reckless singing.
  • Cephalopod Lodge: He gets thrown out of the Cephalopod Lodge twice, gets crushed by Patrick and then gets zapped on the tongue by a jellyfish twice by Patrick for the initiation. His tongue gets electrocuted at the end of the episode while off-screen.
  • No Hat for Pat: Falls and lands in a bucket of sea urchins and is then crushed by Patrick.
  • Dear Vikings: Nearly thrown into the sea, only to be saved by SpongeBob.
  • Pineapple Fever: Electrocuted by lightning twice and falls down a steep height from SpongeBob's house, which was lifted by a tornado.
  • The Play's the Thing: He and SpongeBob are brutally rained on by the crowd with many objects, including an anchor.
  • Sponge-Cano!: Nearly falls into the volcano, but SpongeBob saves him.
  • Whelk Attack: He and most of Bikini Bottom get eaten by whelks.
  • Enchanted Tiki Dreams: Breaks his neck near the start of the episode.
  • Frozen Face Off: Chased by Mr. Krabs' pet worms, nearly eaten by the abominable snow mollusk, frozen in a block of ice twice, and falls out of the sleigh while frozen. He is nearly boiled alive in the deep-fryer by Plankton as a trap near the end.
  • A Friendly Game: He nearly gets killed by the destruction of his house.
  • Bubble Troubles: Burnt into pieces by SpongeBob and Patrick's hot sauce bubble.
  • Restraining SpongeBob: Smacked in the face by his loose windowpane, fell in deep fryer, flies across the Krusty Krab, accidentally eaten by Harold, injured numerous times by Patrick's bumbling, and flung into a seaberry pie, giving him an allergic reaction. Patrick then attacks him when he thinks Squidward is a monster due to Squidward's allergic reaction.
  • Home Sweet Rubble: Nearly gets killed by the destruction of SpongeBob's house.
  • Are You Happy Now?: Accidentally hit in the eye with a violin bow, foot speared with a flagpole, caught in an avalanche with SpongeBob, squirted in the eye by his pet clam, and falls off a stool.
  • Planet of the Jellyfish: Eaten and morphed into Jellien Squidward. He is released soon afterward.
  • The Good Krabby Name: Crushed underneath the Krusty Krab's crow's nest.
  • It's a SpongeBob Christmas!: Beaten up by ToyBob.
  • Squid Defense: Same as "Karate Choppers."
  • Yeti Krabs: Squidward, along with Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob, almost gets eaten by the Yeti Krab after he arrogantly attacked it when he thought it was Mr. Krabs in a costume.
  • Tutor Sauce: Near-death by boatmobiles flying into the Krusty Krab then exploding.
  • Squid Plus One: Smashed into the ground by Larry the Lobster.
  • The Sewers of Bikini Bottom: Gets eaten by a giant sewer snake, only to be spit back out.
  • Mermaid Pants: Gets beaten up by a bank guard and gets fried.
  • Life Insurance: Falls into the trap SpongeBob and Patrick set up.
  • Sportz?: Gets brutally injured and hurt during Sandy's challenge, which is considered punishment for hurting SpongeBob and Patrick.
  • The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom: His soul gets taken by the Flying Dutchman. He was saved by SpongeBob afterwards.
  • Stuck on the Roof: He gets accidentally kicked by Sandy and explodes. He also at the end gets buried in mud in the other now underground Krusty Krab.
  • Scavenger Pants: Gets his nose bitten by the Sand Witch's sandwich, brutally beaten by the Boxing Begonia, and gets eaten by the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
  • Chatterbox Gary: He gets mauled by a group of worms after Gary shoves a walkie-talkie down his throat.
  • Bottle Burglars: Get severely injured by the traps Plankton set up.
  • Mustard O' Mine: Gets beaten up by Walter Haddock.
  • Squirrel Jelly: Gets brutally beaten up by Sandy's competitive nature.
  • The StringSpongeBob pulls a string from his shirt.

Creation and development

Stephen Hillenburg first became fascinated with the ocean and began developing his artistic abilities as a child. During college, he majored in marine biology and minored in art. After graduating in 1984, he joined the Ocean Institute, an ocean education organization, where he had the idea to create a comic book titled The Intertidal Zone, which led to the creation of SpongeBob SquarePants.[25][26][27] In 1987, Hillenburg left the Institute to pursue a career in animation.[27][28]

Several years after studying experimental animation at the California Institute of the Arts,[28] Hillenburg met Joe Murray, creator of Rocko's Modern Life, at an animation festival. Murray offered Hillenburg a job as a director of the series.[27][29]Lisa (Kiczuk) Trainor interviews Joe Murray, creator of Rocko's Modern Life," The Rocko's Modern Life FAQ</ref> Martin Olson, one of the writers for Rocko's Modern Life, read The Intertidal Zone and encouraged Hillenburg to create a television series with a similar concept. At that point, Hillenburg had not considered creating his own series, but soon realized that this was his chance.[26][26]

Hillenburg used some character designs from his comic book. He designed "SpongeBob's grumpy next door neighbor" as an octopus because the species' large head; octopuses, he said, "have such a large bulbous head and Squidward thinks he's an intellectual so of course, he's gonna have a large bulbous head."[30] Hillenburg drew Squidward with six tentacles because "it was really just simpler for animation to draw him with six legs instead of eight".[30] Show writer and storyboard artist Vincent Waller said:

Squidward is hard to draw-he has a very odd-shaped head. Fortunately, his emotions are pretty even, but to get a whole lot of big emoting out of him is a challenge. His nose splits everything in half, so it's always like, 'OK, how am I going to work this and still make it read?'[31]

Hillenburg thought of making jokes with Squidward ejecting ink but retired it because, according to him, "it always looks like he's pooping his pants."[30] However, it occurs in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and the episodes "Giant Squidward" and "Ink Lemonade."

Stephen Hillenburg named him Squidward because the name Octoward—in the words of Squidward's voice actor Rodger Bumpass—"just didn't work."[32] The sound of Squidward's footsteps is produced by rubbing hot water bottles. The footsteps, and those of the rest of the main characters, are recorded by the show's foley crew. Sound designer Jeff Hutchins said that footstep sounds "[help] tell which character it is and what surface they're stepping on".[33] Bumpass inspired the idea of having Squidward ride a recumbent bicycle; Bumpass owns one of these bicycles, which he rides around Burbank, California.[34] Bumpass described it as his "little inside joke".[32]


Squidward's voice is provided by actor Rodger Bumpass, who voices several other SpongeBob SquarePants characters, including Squidward's mother. While creating the show and writing its pilot episode in 1997, Hillenburg and the show's then-creative director Derek Drymon were also conducting voice auditions.[35] Mr. Lawrence, who had worked with Hillenburg and Drymon on Rocko's Modern Life, was Hillenburg's first choice for the role. Hillenburg had invited Lawrence to audition for all the show's characters.[36] Instead of Squidward, Hillenburg decided to give Lawrence the part of Plankton, the series' villain.[35]

According to Bumpass, Squidward was "a very nasally, monotone kind of guy." He said the character became interesting to perform because of "his sarcasm, and then his frustration, and then his apoplexy, and so he became a wide spectrum of emotions."[37] Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob, describes Bumpass recording his lines in the studio, saying, "I love watching Rodger ... He's right next to me". According to Kenny, when Bumpass "goes apoplectic" as Squidward while recording, his head turns red, "and you're afraid he's going to have an embolism."[34]

Several of the show's crew praise Bumpass for his performance and similitude to the character. Kenny called Bumpass "brilliant" and said, "[he] is sort of like Squidward".[34] Staff writer Kent Osborne said, "I remember thinking about how much Rodger talks and acts like Squidward. That's why it's such a good voice—he's so connected to it".[38] However, Bumpass said, "I'm not him and he's not me, but what I'm required to do for him and what I am enabled to do for him is what makes it like me. It fits my particular talents and skills very well. So in that respect, yeah, he is me, but I am not the cranky, sarcastic, underachieving kind of guy that he is. He's easy to fall in, I will say that."[37]

Squidward's voice has been compared to that of Jack Benny's. Kenny said, "To me, there's something just so funny about that Jack-Benny-loyal-to-nobody character that Rodger Bumpass does such a great job of playing [...] Squidward".[39] Arthur Brown, author of Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from Cartoons!, said that Squidward "sounds a lot like Jack Benny".[40] Bumpass repudiated the relationship, saying "Jack Benny, no. Although he does have this observational sarcasm he occasionally brought out."[37]


SpongeBob SquarePants

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Squidward kicks SpongeBob and Patrick out of his destroyed house.

SpongeBob is the character Squidward interacts with the most, and is also the one he dislikes more than the rest, often trying to avoid him at all costs.

The main reason for Squidward's massive dislike for SpongeBob's existence is because SpongeBob can be extremely annoying towards Squidward, but SpongeBob is unaware of this, and thus continues to irritate him. It was revealed in "Truth or Square," that SpongeBob's pineapple house landed on Squidward's old garden and when SpongeBob moved in Squidward started to resent him even though SpongeBob didn't do anything to make Squidward to hate him.

Their relationship is somewhat complicated. While SpongeBob sees Squidward as one of his best friends, this is mostly one-sided, although Squidward occasionally shows sympathy towards him; this is seen in episodes such as "Pizza Delivery" and "Christmas Who?." Squidward also admired SpongeBob's selfless bravery against the Flying Dutchman in "Born Again Krabs." Later, in "SpongeBob, You're Fired!," Squidward fought off four crazed restaurant owners to rescue SpongeBob and later admitted that as much he hates him, he hates the smell of burnt Krabby Patties more before giving him a heartfelt plea to return to the being the fry cook at the Krusty Krab. In the episode "SB-129," Squidward says that he misses everything, including SpongeBob. Sometimes, he is in need of SpongeBob's help, as shown in "Skill Crane."

Mr. Krabs

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Squidward is angry at Mr. Krabs.

Squidward does not seem to mind Mr. Krabs, but he can sometimes lose patience with him, usually when he is a cheapskate. In "Born Again Krabs," he chastises Mr. Krabs for selling SpongeBob's soul for pocket change. He also gets outraged when Mr. Krabs blames something on him. Regardless, Squidward and Mr. Krabs have been working together for a long time and the two have developed a decent relationship. However, their relationship seems to have taken a turn for the worst as the series progresses, with Mr. Krabs becoming more immoral and greedy, and Squidward angrier and grumpier.

Patrick Star

Throughout the series, Squidward is shown to have a considerable dislike towards Patrick. As with Mr. Krabs, this hatred overall seems to have taken a turn for the worse in later seasons. In "Restraining SpongeBob," Squidward is very annoyed with Patrick when he would stalk him, ask stupid questions, and use his clarinet to clean the bathroom.

Their relationship, in general, is awkward; unlike SpongeBob, Patrick notices Squidward's malice more often, and tends to contradict him more. Squidward in return is also more rude and disrespectful to Patrick than to SpongeBob. The two have even fought each other in some episodes due to their differences. However, Squidward sometimes hints he can tolerate Patrick more than SpongeBob.

While Squidward holds a massive hatred towards Patrick, he didn't seem to mind him before SpongeBob's arrival to their neighborhood. As shown in the TV special "Truth or Square," Squidward lived a happy life in Bikini Bottom, and even enjoyed his job at the Krusty Krab, only turning bitter and frustrated after SpongeBob moved. Additionally, in "No Hat for Pat," he wishes Patrick was SpongeBob before he tries to push him off the platform into an urchin bucket, hinting that even though he dislikes Patrick a lot, he hates SpongeBob far more.

In "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," he befriends him, because he saved his life, but quickly ditches him later.


Squidward and Plankton have an awkward relationship. They usually dislike each other. However, in the episodes "Sweet and Sour Squid" and "Chum Fricassee," they team up, although they remain enemies in the end.

Gary the Snail

Gary and Squidward have a complicated relationship. Gary annoys Squidward while Gary thinks Squidward is a jerk. However, Squidward does seem to have feelings for Gary as seen in "I Was a Teenage Gary." And they seem to sometimes share the same opinion about SpongeBob's annoying antics as Squidward once replied "Oh, tell me about it!" in "Giant Squidward." In "Are You Happy Now?," Gary seemed to be concerned for Squidward like SpongeBob was. In "That Sinking Feeling," Squidward was searching SpongeBob in his house and when he spotted Gary on the roof, he said "hi" to him.

Sandy Cheeks

Squidward and Sandy usually do not talk to each other, but in "SquidBob TentaclePants," she transformed Squidward and SpongeBob after being stuck together. Sandy is one of the few characters Squidward seems to have no problems with, although Sandy does seem to sometimes to find Squidward intolerable, such as his recent assault on a creepy crawler with karate for revenge instead of self-defense in "Squid Defense." She can also get a little rough because in "Patrick! The Game" when he was about to quit Sandy scolded him to get back in.


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Squidward meets Squilvia.

Squilvia is Squidward's girlfriend in "Love that Squid." In the episode, Squilvia visits the Krusty Krab and Squidward falls in love with her and gets nervous around her, so SpongeBob has to act as his wingman. SpongeBob tells Squilvia that Squidward likes her and manages to get Squidward a date with her. However, Squidward is unprepared to go on a date because he has not gone on one in years. Therefore, SpongeBob teaches Squidward how to act on a date by pretending to be his girlfriend and going on a simulated date.

After Squidward cannot take it anymore, he yells at SpongeBob. However, he does not realize that Squilvia has arrived for their date. Squidward then thinks that she would not go out with him because he yelled at SpongeBob. However, she likes that he stood up for himself. They then go on their date.

Since she's confirmed a minor character, their relationship is considered over.[41]


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Squilliam in his debut episode, "Band Geeks"

Squidward's arch-rival is Squilliam Fancyson, whom he first met in high school in band class, who, like all other octopuses on the show, looks and acts similar to Squidward, but wears a robe and has a unibrow. However, unlike Squidward, Squilliam is extremely successful in everything that Squidward has failed in, and is living Squidward's dream of being a wealthy celebrity artist with crowds of adoring fans, usually with many admirers following his presence. In Squilliam's debut episode, "Band Geeks," he calls Squidward, at his home, to once again, rub his success in his face, saying that his band is signed to play at the Bubble Bowl but cannot come, and sarcastically asks Squidward for his "band" to cover for them. Squidward, caught in the moment, claims that he does have a band and will play at the Bubble Bowl, forcing him to put together a band from the residents of Bikini Bottom. Thanks to SpongeBob, their performance turns out to be much better than Squilliam could have ever expected, causing him to have a heart attack.

Squilliam returns in the aptly named episode "Squilliam Returns," in which Squidward meets him and a crowd of his fans. Squilliam tries to embarrass Squidward by showing the crowd his lowly position as a cashier, but Squidward claims to own a five-star restaurant, and Squilliam agrees to take the group to dinner there, expecting this claim to be exposed as a lie. Squidward's attempts at converting the Krusty Krab into a five-star restaurant are initially unsuccessful, until he gets SpongeBob to clear his mind of everything "except fine dining and breathing." SpongeBob is able to turn the Krusty Krab into an extremely extravagant and fancy diner. Everything goes well until Squilliam, who is admittedly impressed, asks his waiter, SpongeBob, his name. SpongeBob, having erased everything else from his mind, forgets his own name and subsequently everything else, going insane and destroying the "fancy restaurant" environment, with the help of Mr. Krabs' disgusting "appetizer" coming to life.

Squilliam appears again in "House Fancy" where Squilliam calls Squidward to boast about how his enormous house was chosen as the fanciest house on the show House Fancy. Squidward then calls the show's host and claims his house is better. Then with the help of SpongeBob, he attempts to make it look better but ultimately ends up destroying his house. The show's host thinks this is a revolutionary house design, and for the second time, Squidward is able to beat Squilliam.

Love interests

  • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V," Squidward says "Ah, make out reef... good times, good times...," meaning he had been there when he was young with a love interest.
  • In "That's No Lady," Squidward and Mr. Krabs fall for Patrick, who was posing as a woman named Patricia because Patrick thought someone was trying to force him to leave Bikini Bottom.
  • In "Love That Squid," Squidward makes a date with another octopus named "Squilvia." 


Squidward&#039;s House

Squidward's house.

Squidward lives in a house resembling an Easter Island moai. It is placed in between SpongeBob and Patrick's houses at Squidward Tentacles' House, and the address was revealed in "Slide Whistle Stooges." It has been personified several times, such as in the episode "The Secret Box," where it seems to be peeking at SpongeBob and Patrick's talk. Despite Squidward's wish for peace and quiet, his two neighbors, SpongeBob and Patrick, make it nearly impossible, due to their high level of childish immaturity and silliness. If Squidward had the choice, he would move. He does so in "Squidville," but ultimately decides that he had moved somewhere even worse. In "Opposite Day," Squidward tried to move, but SpongeBob and Patrick caused the real estate agent who was originally trying to sell Squidward's house to leave angrily, so Squidward had to stay. He also moved in "Stanley S. SquarePants," because he had realized that there were "two of them" and he became horrified.

Squidward usually lives alone, but in "The Great Snail Race," he adopts a pet named Snellie. In "Can You Spare a Dime?," Squidward winds up homeless after quitting his job, until SpongeBob finds him living in a cardboard box and takes him into his house. Squidward almost becomes homeless again in "Giant Squidward," when he turns into a giant. In the episode "Good Neighbors," Squidward's house becomes a living robot (due to a security system) and terrorizes Bikini Bottom.


  • "Go away before I harm you bodily." ("Christmas Who?")
  • "I QUIT!" (Various episodes)
  • "Everyone's a critic." (Various episodes)
  • "What are those Neanderthals up to?!" ("Have You Seen This Snail?")
  • "I've never been this happy in my life!" ("Enchanted Tiki Dreams")
  • "Oh no. SpongeBob. What could he possibly want?" (First line in the series, "Help Wanted")
  • "You can't fool me. I listen to public radio." ("The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie")
  • "I love to burst your bubble SpongeBob, but they're laughing at you, not with you." ("Grandma's Kisses")
  • "I was just fine until you lodged that ballistic junk food into my windpipe!" ("The Camping Episode")
  • "How did I ever get surrounded by such loser neighbors?" (Various episodes)
  • "Oh please!" (Various episodes)
  • "That's right SpongeBob. I might sneak up on you." ("Employee of the Month")
  • "Are you planning on ordering today, sir?" ("Pickles")
  • "Awww, Sponge, it's okay." ("Pizza Delivery")
  • "Well, this one's on the house!" ("Pizza Delivery")
  • "This is not a visit. You will get me my vacuum. And stop fluffing this pillow! ("Squid's Visit")
  • "...Mediocre?" ("Plankton!")
  • "This is idiotic." ("Enemy In-Law")
  • "I've never had a Krabby Patty and never will." ("Just One Bite")
  • "Oh please... I have no soul." ("Just One Bite")
  • "I hate neighbors." ("That Sinking Feeling")
  • "Does this look unsure to you?" ("Just One Bite")
  • "This is idiotic!" ("New Leaf")
  • "Too bad that didn't kill me." ("Band Geeks")
  • "People talk loud when they wanna act smart." ("Band Geeks")
  • "Well, I guess this will be the last time I can show my face in this town." ("Band Geeks")
  • "No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument." ("Band Geeks")
  • "Oh, my aching tentacles." ("Pizza Delivery")
  • "Shut your half-wit pieholes!" ("Club SpongeBob")
  • "I hate all of you." ("Karate Choppers")
  • "I guess I'd better apolo- *Gags*"("Fools in April")
  • "And what's doorknob number two been up to?" ("The Googly Artiste")
  • "Mother?!" (Fools in April)
  • "If I had a dollar for every brain you didn't have, I'd have one dollar!" ("Naughty Nautical Neighbors")
  • "No matter what sick fantasies run through my mind, I will not go back to that restaurant!" ("Squid's Day Off")
  • "Give me that!" ("Chocolate with Nuts")
  • "But this is my only night to be fancy." ("Chocolate with Nuts")
  • "Don't listen to him Squidward, remember your karma." ("My Pretty Seahorse")
  • "That lemon has three seeds. That's an odd number!" ("Can You Spare a Dime?")
  • "I hate my job." ("Spy Buddies")
  • "Mr. Tentacles has all the talent." ("Artist Unknown")
  • "I'll give him eleven minutes." ("Nature Pants")
  • "Did you find any of Patrick's gold?" ("The Battle of Bikini Bottom")
  • "Hello, my name is Squidward Tentacles, and my house is far fancier than that slob Squilliam's!" (House Fancy)
  • "Please tell me this isn't a joke!" ("Welcome to the Chum Bucket")
  • "Oh ho! My back!" (Naughty Nautical Neighbors)
  • "That was my cheese, it is supposed to smell like that, kelp for brains!" ("No Nose Knows")
  • "You two don't deserve to wear those fezzes!" ("Good Neighbors")
  • "I'm glad I don't eat here." ("Krabs à la Mode")
  • "I'm really glad I don't eat here." ("Krabs à la Mode")
  • "I hate neighbors." ("That Sinking Feeling")
  • "I bet they won't have....They have it! Canned Bread!" ("Squidville")
  • "You owe me big time for this, Mr. Krabs." ("Grandpappy the Pirate")
  • "This wouldn't be the first time you ruined everything." ("The Clash of Triton")
  • "I don't believe in ghosts!" ("Ghost Host")
  • "Now these neighbors know how to live!" ("Squidville")
  • "Oh no! He's hot!" ("Squilliam Returns")
  • "His favorite underpants!" ("Christmas Who?")
  • Squidward- "Patrick, exactly how dumb are you?" Patrick- "It varies." ("Tentacle-Vision")
  • I'm worried he just left with my paycheck. ("Money Talks")
  • Is mayonnaise an instrument? - Patrick; No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument. Horse radish is not an instrument, either. ("Band Geeks")
  • "Stand back! I have gardening tools! ("Squidville")
  • "Where's Mr. Krabs?!" ("Krab Borg")
  • "I think my heart just stopped." ("Your Shoe's Untied")
  • "This is pretty easy!" ("Pressure")
  • "I'm getting paid overtime for this, right, Mr. Krabs?" ("Krusty Krab Training Video")
  • "SpongeBob, that's a blender." ("Krab Borg")
  • "It's been great knowing you, SpongeBob. Good luck, somewhere else." ("Home Sweet Pineapple")
  • "That's not what I meant, you barnacle head!" ("Dying for Pie")
  • "Uh, the future? HUH? Wait, w-what's going on here? Why is" ("SB-129")
  • "Too bad SpongeBob's not here to enjoy SpongeBob not being here." ("The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie")
  • "Ah, Make-Out Reef. Good times, good times." ("Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V")
  • "Once again, I hate people." ("Sweet and Sour Squid")
  • "I'll buy the little twerp a gumball." ("Dying for Pie")
  • "I have arrived." ("Fools in April ")
  • "More like another nickel." ("Funny Pants")
  • "Hi, how are ya?" ("Not Normal")
  • "Don't say anything Squidward, remember your karma." ("My Pretty Seahorse")
  • "Tag! You're it!" ("Squidville")
  • "As of now, it's his responsibility!" ("Artist Unknown")
  • "Maybe we should play so quietly no one can hear us." ("Band Geeks")
  • "I'll never be clean again!" ("The Clam Whisperer")
  • "Why couldn't the eleven year old get into the movies? It was rated arghhh! ("Krab Borg")
  • "Why don't you cast out over there so I can ignore you. ("Clams")
  • "Looks like when it comes to having fun you don't have a leg to stand on! ("Squidville")
  • "Well why don't I start right now after all I got a couple of dumbbells right here! ("Wishing You Well")
  • "Wake me up when I care. ("Gullible Pants")
  • "We serve food here, sir. ("Pickles")

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  • In "Help Wanted," Squidward's skin color is light turquoise, but he became a bit of a darker turquoise for every episode after.
  • In the episode "Reef Blower," when SpongeBob sucks the water out of the ocean he is shown to be a shade of purple, but in other out of water appearances, such as The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, he is his normal shade of turquoise.
  • In early concept art for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Squidward's superhero form (Sour Note) depicted him as a realistic giant Pacific octopus. In the final version of the film, this gag was given to Sandy instead, and she becomes an overly realistic squirrel.
  • During October 2007, where Nickelodeon characters were shown dressed up as various monsters during commercial breaks, Squidward was dressed as what appears to be the Phantom of the Opera.
    • Squidward can also be seen dressed in a Santa costume during a "Happy Ha Ha Holidays" commercial, due to his portrayal of Santa Claus in "Christmas Who?" to avoid hurting SpongeBob's feelings.
  • Squidward is right-handed. This can be seen in several episodes, including "Artist Unknown" during the scene in which he tries to draw a circle.
  • Squidward has a distinct laugh, which always makes his nose inflate and deflate, much likely being a reference to the octopus's contractile mantle.
  • Squidward's height relative to Mr. Krabs changes depending on the episode. He occasionally appears to be much taller, but they are the same height counting Krabs' eyestalks in some other scenes.
  • In the Krusty Krab, Squidward sometimes has different jobs from his regular cashier job, usually replacing SpongeBob as fry cook when he is absent.
Tengen toppa gurren lagann squidward cameo

A cameo of Squidward in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

  • A character resembling Squidward makes a cameo appearance in the Japanese anime Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • It is revealed that Squidward used to have a full head of blonde hair in "The Original Fry Cook."
  • In the episodes "Employee of the Month," "Sweet and Sour Squid," "The Good Krabby Name," and "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!," Squidward can successfully cook Krabby Patties. However, he does it unprofessionally in "Pickles," "Hooky," and "The Algae's Always Greener."
  • In some episodes, Squidward reads magazines during his job.
  • In the French dub, Squidward's first name has been changed to "Carlo".
  • In Japanese, Squidward's name has been changed to "Ikardo Tentacles," Ikardo being a portmanteau of ikara (the Japanese word for "squid") and Ricardo.
  • Squidward is allergic to seaberries[42], snail slime[43], and nuts.
  • It is revealed in "The Fish Bowl" that Squidward's favorite food is ice cream.
  • Squidward reveals that he has a father in "Krab Borg," although his father has never been seen in the series.
    • His father appears in the book Hooray for Dads!, where he is shown to have a similar personality to his son.
  • In "The Absorbing Tale Behind The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie," Squidward is referred to as Squidward J. Tentacles by his voice actor, Rodger Bumpass.
  • In the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War, Tony Stark insults Ebony Maw by calling him "Squidward."
  • In 2000, a spin-off series of SpongeBob shorts was made called Astrology with Squidward. It focused on Squidward as a psychic telling audiences about different zodiac signs using other SpongeBob characters.
  • Squidward earned his given name from a pun on "squid" and "Edward."
  • He is the first SpongeBob character to appear in a flash animation in the short Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show short.
  • The Book of Silly Stuff lists Squidward's middle name as Quincy.
  • Squidward is shown to be reading numerous magazines, each episode has Squidward reading a different magazine.
  • In Spain and Latin America his name is "Calamardo". That is beacause in spanish "squid" is "calamar" and "Edward" is "Eduardo".
  • It has been revealed that Squidward has a nail biting problem.
  • When Squidward blushes, his nose also has a red tint like his cheeks.


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Characters (VE)


SpongeBobPatrickSquidwardMr. KrabsPlanktonKarenSandyMrs. PuffPearlGary


PatchyPottyFrench NarratorMermaid ManBarnacle BoyFlying DutchmanKing NeptuneLarry the LobsterHarold SquarePantsMargaret SquarePantsGrandma SquarePantsJohnny ElainePerch PerkinsBikini BottomitesJellyfish

Major Background

Bubble BassFredHaroldNat PetersonOld Man JenkinsSandalsTomNorma Rechid



Krusty Krab (VE)

Owner: Eugene H. Krabs

Current employees: SpongeBob SquarePantsSquidward Tentacles

Other employees: JimPatrick StarSandy CheeksPearl KrabsSheldon J. PlanktonKaren PlanktonMrs. PuffGary the SnailCarlStanley S. SquarePantsNot SpongeBobFrankSpongeBot SteelPantsSpongeBob SquarePants copiesDoodleBobSquid DoodlePatriciaLord PoltergeistMini PatrickDonut demonJellien Mr. KrabsJellien SquidwardJellien Patrick

Variations: 5-Star Krusty KrabKrusty FactoryKrusty Krab MuseumKrabby O'Monday'sKuddly KrabKrusty SpongeKrusty TowersIce-Skating RinkSecret Krusty KrabRusty KrabKrusty PlanktonGranny Plankton's Krabby PattiesBubbly KrabKrusty SlammerThe Trusty SlabKrusty Bucket

Machines: Krusty Krab grillDeep fryerKrusty Krab dishwasherKrusty Krab freezerKrusty Krab cash registerPatty GadgetTrash chuteKrusty Krab televisionPinch-o-MaticOn-time percentage machineSoda machineKrusty phone

Food: Krabby PattyCoral bitsDeluxe Krabby PattyEmergency Krabby PattiesKrabby Patty in a CanKrusty Kid's MealPipsqueak PattyKrusty DogsKelp friesMonster Krabby PattyKrusty Krab pizzaPattyChopper PattyJelly PattyNasty PattyPretty PattySponge PattySpongy PattiesRelish PattyHash brownsExecutive TreatmentKrabby PâtéKrusty ChumKrabby SoupCrying JohnnyDouble Triple Bossy DeluxeKetchupMustardKelp KetchupMayonnaiseSea PotatoesSecret PattyThe Krabby Mint PattyRainbowgerAged PattyKing-Size Ultra Krabby SupremeTriple Krabby SupremeAll-Bun PattyTriple Krabby Patty with five scoops of ice creamPlanky PattyHot sauceLardButterCheesePicklesLettuceTomatoOnionsBunsRelishMilkshakeKrabby Patty BombDoodle Krabby PattyKrabby Patty GaryKrabby Patty telephoneDanger PattiesNight PattyGreat pacific garbage patchSucker ShakeHowling RingsHot mustardPrison PattyDolly Patties

Commercials: Krusty Krab CommercialKrusty Krab Commercial (old)Krusty Kids' Meal Commercial

Vehicles: Patty WagonMobile Krusty Krab

Other: Squidward's workstationGalley GrubOrder Here signPatty vaultKrusty Krab red alert modeMimeco alarmLost and FoundKrusty KateringKrusty Krab employee hatKrusty Krab advertisingKrusty Krab playsetMini Krusty Krab playsetKrusty Krab Industries Labor AgreementKrusty Krab Rule BookEmployee HandbookPatty PalThe Eugene Krabs Memorial Wishing WellCondiment IslandKrusty Krab surveillance roomKrusty PoolKrusty Krab Talent ShowEating contest beltKrusty Krab drive-thruMr. Krabs' secret laboratoryNo Refunds signFace in the darknessNosferatuJellyfish Jelly FactoryKrusty Bucket employee hatEmployee break room

Atlantis SquarePantis (VE)

Characters:Lord Royal HighnessAtlantean citizensCaptain of the Sea Ship AtlantisKnowledge MachineAtlantean RobotsRobot touristsRed AtlanteanYellow AtlanteanAtlantean royal guardNandoSpongeBob hallucinationAggressive Case of the SnifflesOrange guardBubble SpongeBobVultureDave (cave)Ghostly piratesGermsNorblock FivePedal-throwing robotMagenta thugPale anakiwa thugLight brown thugGreen jellyfishRed jellyfishGhost jellyfishBlack jellyfishMagma jellyfishDiamond JellyfishSteel JellyfishBrown tall fishPurple tug fishPontifexGigantic JellyfishRoyal Guard CommanderJelly StingerLawrence WhelkJohnny

Locations:AtlantisMuseum of AtlantisMuDriving You Nuts!SpongeBob's pineapple gardenSquirrel Museum of NutsSquirrel CityWhelk-MartJellyfish FieldsEncinoGasMusic StationNickelodeon Animation StudioBikini Bottom MuseumAtlantis PalacePlankton's DenAtlantis ParkAtlantis CliffsAtlantis SuburbsBikini BottomKelp ForestShip GraveyardThe Escape RouteThe Bubble RoomThe Art RoomThe Science RoomThe Armoury Room

Objects:Plankton's tankAtlantean amuletSea Ship AtlantisOldest living bubbleGolden spatulaSheet musicMelody ShellsToolkitSpeed BoostersHooksAtlantis bubblesBubble Collector 2000Frampton Comes AliveSquidward tikiCanned BreadAnchor ArmsLeverTackTime ClockNut LauncherPaper clipConveyor beltsPlankton's shoesTreadmillYellow AnchorCombJellyfish netSquidward's clarinetSpongeBob StatuePatrick StatueSquidward Statue

Songs: The Bubble SongFueling the BusMr. Krabs' songSandy's songSquidward's songPlankton's SongGood-Bye, AtlantisBack in Encino

Shorts: Are We There Yet?Beware Flying JellyfishDocumenting Our Road Trip

Miscellaneous: DVDBookVideo gameMobile gameOnline gameAtlantis unofficial songSpongeBob's Director's CommentaryMy Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis SquareOffInside the SpongeBob Animation StudiosBehind the PantisBlitz GamesAltronSpongeBob Z-A CountdownPaparazzi ParadeSwapBob SpareFaceSea-BayHappiness to Go!Best Bikini Bottom Stories Ever!The SpongeBob Super Square Collection

WhoBob WhatPants (VE)
Part of Think Happy - The Year of the Sponge

Characters: The Bubble Poppin' BoysCheeseHead BrownPantsSandy's RobotMr. and Mrs. DollarLight purple sound effect fishLight yellow sound effect fish

Objects BubblesSponge-TrackerBest Friends Forever halvesHair sprayGreen Bubble Poppin Boy's HairComb

Locations: New Kelp CityEatTruck StopGames We PlayGas StationN.K.C. Bank

Shorts: What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Mr. Krabs)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Patrick)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Gary)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Sandy)

Miscellaneous: DVDBookMy Name is CheeseHead bookFor The Love of Bubbles bookOnline gameTheme songBest Bikini Bottom Stories Ever!Happiness to Go!

SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One (VE)
Part of Think Happy - The Year of the Sponge

Characters: Jack Kahuna LagunaAwesome EddieBig GChipSilent StanTwitchNarratorThe Big OneDavy JonesCashyDolphinsDevil

ObjectsSandy's helicopterDavy Jones' lockerAlgae BettyAlgae FritterAlgae SaladSeaweed SaladBarnacle PieKrabby PieBarnacle PuddingSea Lice PuddingSludge PuddingBarnacle RingsKelp RingsButter BarnaclesCarrot CakeCheese StixCheesesteakCheez n' ShellsCherry FritterCoral BitsChili Coral BitsKelp FriesChili Kelp FriesChili Oyster SkinsChumboClam CustardClam LoafDingle PieDrift ToastEggs and Sea SlugsFish SticksFlotsam and AlgaeFootlongKelp DogSalty DogFriesYam FriesFried DriftwoodFried FlotsamFried Sea PicklesGreeniGreeniesGritsJellybagsSailor SlupKelp BallsKelp Bean SaladKelp BitsKelp PastaKelp ShakeSalty ShakeSludge ShakeKrab BruleeKrabby PizzaKrabbychangasKrabbyolisKrustaroniMinnow MealSilly MealTriple Patty SupremeMonday SundaeOnion SundaeNematodes in a BlanketNewburgOyster OmeletteSteak OmeletteOyster SkinsPowder WoodSand CakesSand DollarsSea Chicken NestSea Urchin StripsSeanut Butter and Jelly SandwichSludge PieSludge TartSmorgasbordSpaghettiSponge CakeTacosUrrchin NuggetsUrchin SplitWishboneAlgae BettyAlgae BettyAlgae FritterAlgae FritterAlgae SaladSeaweed SaladBarnacle PieKrabby PieBarnacle PuddingSea Lice PuddingSludge PuddingBarnacles RingsKelp RingsButter BarnaclesCarrot CakeCheese StixCheesesteakCheez n' ShellsCherry FritterCoral BitsChili Coral BitsKelp FriesChili Kelp FriesChili Kelp FriesChili Oyster SkinsChili Oyster SkinsChumboChumboClam CustardClam LoafDingle PieDrift ToastEggs and Sea SlugsFish SticksFlotsam and AlgaeFootlongKelp DogSalty DogFrench FriesFriesYam FriesFried DriftwoodFried FlotsamFried Sea PicklesGolden LoafGreeniesGritsJellybagsSailor SlupKelp BallsKelp Bean SaladKelp BitsKelp PastaKelp ShakeSalty ShakeSludge ShakeKrab BruleeKrabby PizzaKrabbychangasKrabbyolisKrustaroniMinnow MealSilly MealTriple Krabby SupremeMonday SundaeOnion SundaeNacho OystersNematodes in a BlanketNewburgOyster OmeletteSteak OmeletteOyster SkinsPowder WoodSalad BarSand CakesSand DollarsSea Chicken NestSea Urchin StripsSeanut Butter and Jelly SandwichSludge PieSludge TartSmorgasbordSpaghettiSponge CakeTacosUrchin NuggetsUrchin SplitWishbone

Locations:The Remote IslandKahmamoku CoveSandy's islandEspresso BarDutchman's Triangle

Shorts: Separation AnxietySurfing DreamsSpongeBoard

Miscellaneous: DVDBeach Party Cook-Off video gameJohnny DeppGnarly Rip CurlGoo Lagoon Surfing ShowdownSurf's Up, SpongeBob!Bruce Brown

SpongeBob's Truth or Square (VE)

Characters and actors: CaptainRicky GervaisPatchy's momDevil PottyAngel PottyCeeLo GreenRosario DawsonEddie DeezenTriumph, the Insult Comic DogDr. KrabsLeBron JamesTina FeyWill FerrellCamerafishBoom microphone operatorCraig FergusonRobin WilliamsThe 3 Point FowlThe Guy on the PennyThe QueenP!nkSir QuentinMr. TinderCameramanDirectorMimeOld sailorGoldfishWhaleTalking flowersNot SpongeBobWedding officiantLive-action whaleBlackbeardTenderizerPlanktoBotDemento BotSquidBotWee Yellow BotNosferatuSanta Claus

Locations: Krusty KrabKrusty Krab freezerChum BucketSpongeBob's housePatrick's houseSquidward's houseNickelodeon Animation StudioBurbankEncino

Songs: A Day Like ThisKrabby Patty JingleRubber Hose RagWe've Got ScurvyOh, Krusty KrabBeautiful DreamerRejected theme songs

Objects: Regular tikiHover tikiExplosive tikiWater tikiHint tikiStone tikiJellyfish netBubblesBaby jellyfishSandy's iced tea glassMagic Conch shellHeart-shaped acornMopHot dogGolden spatulaSnellie's pet carrierSoda drinking hatWooden clarinetSquidward's paintsBellybutton lint earmuffsMermaid Man's beltAquaphoneMermaid Man & Barnacle Boy's ring boxKrabby PattyOpen 24 Hours signMr. Krabs' first dollarPatrick's alarm clockKarate gearVolcano SaucePicnic basketMr. Krabs' first dimeKrusty Towers BellFriendship ringRecipe for a Krabby PattyWalkie-talkieRolodexSquidward tikiHappiness objectSockAir pump

Shorts: BalloonsJuice ManTrafficThe Outfit

Miscellaneous: DVDVideo gameOnline gamePC gameThe Great Escape bookGood Times!Screen NoveltiesBurger King toysThe Next 100 EpisodesThe Best 200 Episodes EverThe Pilot a Mini-Movie and the Square ShortsThe Complete Sixth SeasonSeason 6 Volume 1Triple Pack 1Big Hits: Volume 1The Super Spongy Square GamesAltronList of MTV bumpersSpongeBob's Greatest Hits

Cephalopods (VE)

Octopus childrenOctopus sailorOrvilleMrs. TentaclesMr. TentaclesSquidetteSquidward TentaclesSquilliam FancysonSquidinaSquidly TentaclesSquogRogerDr. Charley HorseLodge leaderSquidward's cousinGrandma TentaclesKelpy GSquid massage therapistGerhard FishtrapHedvig FishtrapOctopus vendorDoctor NegativeSir CecilLab SquidwardUnnamed octopusSquidmundNew SquidwardRed Mist SquidwardSmellySquid the HorseSquilviaSquidabethSquidBob TentaclePantsBunny SquidwardLady SquidwardTentacle Acres gatekeeperTentacle Acres groundskeeperTentacle Acres spokesoctopusNormal Squidward

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