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— Squidward's catchphrase
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Squidward[6] J.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13] Q.[14] Tentacles[15] (born October 9[16]) is one of the ten main characters of the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise.[17] He is SpongeBob and Patrick's grumpy neighbor and the former's coworker at the Krusty Krab who lives in an Easter Island moai head. He is a mostly unpleasant artist and musician, and his favorite hobbies are painting self-portraits and playing the clarinet.

Even though Squidward's name contains the word "squid," he is an octopus, not a squid, as confirmed in many interviews and episodes.[18][19][20][21][22][23][24] He has the traits of an octopus—a round bulbous head and rectangular pupils—while a squid has a long triangular head and circular eyes, unlike Squidward. However, his limbs are depicted as having suction cups only at the ends, which are rather wide; these are traits that are found in squids instead of octopi[25]. Squids have ten limbs, many more than Squidward. The series' animators believed that giving him eight limbs would be too burdensome and difficult to animate, which is why he is usually depicted with six limbs. Notable exceptions are brief scenes in "Pressure" and "Sold!," in which he has a full set of eight legs. In "Feral Friends," his exact species is identified: a giant Pacific octopus.

He is a very cynical, selfish, sassy (as Patchy the Pirate stated in a deleted scene), introverted (as he stated himself), and a stick-in-the-mud individual. He works as the cashier at the Krusty Krab, a job he usually hates, most likely due to SpongeBob's annoyance and Mr. Krabs' cheapness. Squidward is frequently annoyed by SpongeBob's loud and cheerful behavior, but he sometimes sticks up for SpongeBob and sees him as a friend. He can also have a supportive side for his boss on occasion. Patrick also annoys him due to his stupidity and both Patrick and SpongeBob unknowingly annoy and trespass into his house.

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Squidward J. Q. Tentacles is the tritagonist of the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise. He is an anthropomorphic octopus with light turquoise skin, purple suction cups at the end of his tentacles, and six limbs in total. He was born on October 9 and is best described as ill-tempered, pretentious, and cynical. He despises his neighbors for their noisy behavior but is still friends with SpongeBob and Patrick.
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Squidward Tentacles is an anthropomorphic octopus, as confirmed by the series creators, despite his name containing the word "squid" and him having six legs instead of eight.
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Despite his name containing the word "squid" and him having six legs instead of eight, Squidward is an octopus according to the series creator. This is because series animators believe if he had 8 tentacles, he'll be too difficult to animate, and it was simpler for animation to draw him with six legs instead of eight. His species is still an octopus, however, and he has purple suction cups at the end of his six tentacles.
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Squidward J. Q. Tentacles' middle initial "J" stands for Jeffrey and the "Q" stands for Quincy.
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Squidward J. Q. Tentacles was born to Jeff Tentacles and his wife. According to the SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2014 book published by the Egmont Group, Squidward's birthday is on October 9.

His father raised him right and loved him very much, as Squidward mentions in "Krab Borg." 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.[5] As a teenager, he was rivals with his band classmate Squilliam Fancyson.

As a child, he went to Kamp Koral. There, he met a sea sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants, a starfish named Patrick Star, and a squirrel wearing an aquatic suit named Sandy Cheeks. He also met the camp director, Eugene H. Krabs, and the scoutmaster, Mrs. Puff. A year later, he became the camp's troop leader, becoming a figure of authority towards his friends.

Later, Squidward was enrolled in the Bikini Bottom School.[2] He did not go to college after graduating.[26]

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Young Squidward with his hair near Jim.

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Squidward begs Incidental 49A not to go.

One day, he became part of the Krusty Krab along with Jim.[27] On the day Jim quit, Squidward spoke with him and instantly lost his long blond hair, much to his dismay. Later, at an unknown point of his life, he would become the neighbor of his former camp mates SpongeBob and Patrick.[28] Becoming neighbors with SpongeBob and Patrick became a source of stress for Squidward on many occasions, often being annoyed or inadvertently hurt by them. For example, in "Frankendoodle," SpongeBob innocently creates DoodleBob to play a prank on Squidward. This backfires when the drawing beats Squidward up instead.[29]

At one point, Squidward 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.[15]

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Squidward in Tentacle Acres.

At one point, he moved out of Bikini Bottom and into Tentacle Acres, a town filled with his peers, other octopuses who share his tastes and outlook on life. Here, he was forced to face how boring and oppressive his desired lifestyle is, and he was able to ultimately break free of its bonds with a few inspired silliness.[30]

In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V," it’s 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’s revealed that he has not dated for a long time before Squilvia came into his life.

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Squidward as Sour Note.

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.

In "Lame and Fortune," he won the most miserable cashier in Bikini Bottom contest. Unfortunately, Mr. Krabs immediately snatched the cash prize.

On March 6, 2017, Squidward traveled 2,000 years into the future as a result of being thawed in the Krusty Krab freezer for 2,000 years.[31][32]



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

Squidward is a turquoise (specifically PMS 333) colored octopus with purple suction cups at the end of his tentacles. As an octopus, Squidward has eight limbs in total. Two of his tentacles are used as arms, as well as six composing legs always having one tucked behind the two in front, which also 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. He also has a nasal voice, 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 accompanied by a sound effect.) He wears a brown shirt.

Squidward is usually bald, but his natural hair color is blond. In the episode "The Original Fry Cook," it is shown that Squidward had long blond hair when he was young, but he lost it all after Jim left the Krusty Krab. His blond hair is also seen in the ending of "Squidward's Sick Daze." This is also the second appearance of handsome Squidward.


Squidward with his real-life octopus counterpart, as seen in the book Underwater Friends.

His color has changed slightly throughout the series. While he is shown to be PMS 332 in earlier episodes (most noticeable in "Help Wanted"), he changes to PMS 333 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."

Squidward's toenails appear in the episodes "Once Bitten", House Fancy," "Giant Squidward," and "Mermaid Pants."

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

In the episode "Jolly Lodgers" Squidward wore a pink Hawaiian shirt before staying in Hotel Halibut to get some peace and quiet. He later wears orange and red trunks, while he goes swimming, and when he enters the Jellyfishing Convention.

In various spin-off media, he's slightly redesigned. In Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, he looks mostly the same as the original, but wears a red cap and a red handkerchief. In The Patrick Star Show, he has three pimples on his nose, and his shirt's collar and sleeves are yellow.


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One of Squidward's main personalities, his grumpiness.

Squidward is considered rude, sassy, introverted, unhappy, stubborn, snobby, grumpy, bad-tempered, egotistical, miserable, sarcastic, apathetic, pessimistic, hypocritical, and sometimes sadistic, but this can be explained by his work ethic. He views the world in such a negative light that he is rarely seen greeting anyone with a smile. He hates his job at the Krusty Krab and is often seen sleeping or reading on the job instead of working as he is continually lazy on the job. Despite his bad temper, he is still one of the most intelligent and educated characters. He has a cynical attitude, a grandiose sense of self, and sees others as uncivilized morons while failing to accept his shortcomings. He often believes that Patrick and SpongeBob are morons due to their annoying behavior. Squidward sees himself as misunderstood and unappreciated, blaming society for his failures. Often times his anger happens due to SpongeBob and Patrick annoying him even though they don't see how annoying they are. He is often a jerk due to this, though Squilliam is often even more of one than Squidward is.

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 or talented than he is, for example, Incidental 41, Patrick Star, Mr. Krabs, Squilliam Fancyson, and even the puppet Mini Squidward which SpongeBob created. 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. SpongeBob and Patrick would both fall for this lie until they find out that they still own their houses. When SpongeBob and Patrick come to their old houses, he puts on outfits to match the characters that he made up.

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Squidward being congratulated by fish people during his performance.

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 the 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”. who he doesn’t know that it is Patrick in disguise until the end of the episode. Also, 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 capable of playing the clarinet very well by providing a 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.[33]

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. In "Snowball Effect" after pelting SpongeBob and Patrick with snowballs, he takes the snowball fight too far and builds a massive fort and throws a bunch of snowballs, believing he was dominating the snowball fight.

His overall artistic style is shown to be abstract and overly sophisticated, and his works are commonly panned by his audiences. His failure is shown to be due to his bad taste and arrogance, rather than a genuine lack of talent as he thinks he is a good artist. The entirety of his art centers on himself, apparently holding his very being to be an artistic wonder and never even considers depicting anything else. In the episode "One Krabs Trash," Squidward is shown bringing flowers to a gravestone reading "Here Lies Squidward's Hopes and Dreams", with Mr. Krab's responding "What A Baby".

Because of this, he is portrayed to be the failure of an artist. In "Out of the Picture" an art dealer mentions that none of Squidward's artwork will ever have any monetary value unless he was "Out of the picture.", in which Mr. Krabs takes literally and attempts to kill him. In "The Googly Artiste" When Squidward showed an art dealer one of his artistic creations, the art dealer was repulsed by it. In "Can You Spare a Dime?" When Squidward went homeless after quitting his job, he mentions that no one would take his paintings so he had to eat them. However, in "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" he has shown to make good art in some artistic mediums, including wax-sculpting, pottery, and even paintings, but gets no recognition for them. Despite his lack of success, Squidward is tireless in his pursuit of artistic achievement. Squidward does have artistic talent, but he’s just too lazy and arrogant to practice.

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 just to humiliate him.

Given how Squidward is depicted as a loser in most regards, it is likely that his narcissism is a defense mechanism to make him feel as if he has some form of self-worth. Outwardly, he shows signs of modest success: he lives in a big, well-tended house, with no signs of slothfulness, and finds plenty of time to lead an active, involved life.

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 compared to SpongeBob who can't really do so with a boat due to his nervousness.

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Squidward sleeping at work.

When he is at the Krusty Krab, he is a lazy, sloppy, somewhat incompetent employee who has an intense dislike of the restaurant and its management, which is best exemplified in the episode "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 who doesn't know how to cook behind a grill, 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 Granny Tentacles that Squidward took shortcuts and undercooked her fricassee, thus poisoning the customers, since all he cared about was the fame, rather than actual results of the cooking. In "Accidents Will Happen," he fakes his injury (how it happened) and lies to Mr. Krabs for the sole purpose of seeking sympathy and having an excuse to not work and to sleep on the job as revealed on the camera. 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 destroys 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, as he is too lazy to do so. 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 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, even though 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 leech and consistently and deliberately ignores SpongeBob's hints for him to at least attempt to look for a new job and becomes very lazy refusing to get out of bed and even quit asking for favors for SpongeBob. In "Banned in Bikini Bottom," after the Krusty Krab is closed down, rather than trying to search for 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 search for a better job, he begs for SpongeBob to help him get employed at the Krusty Krab Museum which Mr. Krabs denies. One 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." Which Squidward needs more than 17 years of cashier service to have a dream 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 loud and irritating behaviors, which sometimes leads him to make plans to get him to stop, although sometimes, either as a result of his arrogance or carelessness, his plans backfire on him. This is also due to the fact that they often don’t see how annoying they are even when Squidward asks for piece and quiet. 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, though he would apologize at the end of the episode. 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 and felt guilty for causing his doom, 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 lawnmower 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 and they both fell for it hurting themselves for the game. In "Scavenger Pants," Squidward makes up a really difficult scavenger hunt in hopes of getting SpongeBob and Patrick harmed. In "Gary's Got Legs" and "Broken Alarm," Squidward is excited by the thought of SpongeBob's death.

Despite his grouchy 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. In "No Nose Knows," he also happily helps Mr. Krabs in his instructions to destroy Patrick's nose.

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 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. In Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Squidward plays the clarinet, which is awful to the point that the campers throw garbage at him when he does. In "Reveille Revolution," he actually acknowledges his lack of musical talent and seeks SpongeBob's help so he can improve. Squidward's clarinet playing is so bad that, in "Mandatory Music," he is sentenced to a music school where the other students are young children. Usually, Squidward is unaware of his bad clarinet playing and thinks he is good at playing it.

All of his artwork, from sculptures to paintings, depicts himself in a way, even repainting existing works to include his 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.

Squidward has appeared on television multiple times. His talk show, Squidward Chat, is quickly retooled by a producer into Squidward's House Party. Later on, his editorial Everyone is Horrible is canceled after the first minute and replaced with Fun-Believable with Rube. However, his house has been featured on a one-house special of House Fancy.

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


Squidward has a reputation of being on the receiving end of injuries and bad luck as part of his miserable life. He has suffered many health problems, both physical and mental. His bad luck frequently lands him in the hospital, covered in bandages, or randomly attacked by characters, resulting in excruciating pain. Most of his bad luck serves as karma for his bad attitude, though a fair amount of it is brought about unnaturally even when he is minding his own business.

The first episode to focus on Squidward's low health is "Jellyfishing." After getting a jellyfish caught in his mouth from laughing too hard and not paying attention to the road while riding his bike, he falls down a cliff and is severely injured. His whole body is covered in bandages the next day and he has to use a motorized wheelchair. The bandages covering his whole body means he cannot talk. His torment continues through Patrick blowing hot soup in his face and lodging a jellyfish net through Squidward's bandaged tentacle, adding insult to injury. At the end of the episode, the bandages break off, which seems to have cured him, but the Queen Jellyfish from earlier floats above his head, implying a worse injury will come.

In "I Was a Teenage Gary," Squidward accidentally gets injected with the snail plasma while swarming through the junk pile in his house created by Snail-SpongeBob. He is turned into a snail at the end as he’s shown singing on the fence with Gary and Snail-SpongeBob.

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"Too bad that didn't kill me."

Squidward has also displayed several mental health problems in addition to being extremely miserable and having terrible luck. In "Squid's Day Off," while Squidward has taken a day off from work, he compulsively checks up on SpongeBob at the Krusty Krab every minute while he is the only one watching the restaurant as Mr. Krabs is in the hospital; Squidward fears that SpongeBob will do something drastic like burn the place down while he is unsupervised. Later in the episode, Squidward experiences many hallucinations of SpongeBob asking him "Have you finished those errands?" and also hallucinates many items surrounding him to be SpongeBob. Many throwaway lines also suggest Squidward to have some degree of suicidality: In "Band Geeks," when his band spits their drumsticks at him and causes him to be pinned to the wall, Squidward says "Too bad that didn't kill me." In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV," while Patrick is playing with a shrunken version of Squidward, Squidward looks down at the road and wonders if the height he is at is enough to kill himself. In "Are You Happy Now?," Squidward is in a depressed state self-pities over his inability to feel happy and gets out a rope, implying he will use it to hang himself, only for it to turn out he just wanted to look at his pet scallop hung in a cage.

Squidward is revealed to have an addiction to Krabby Patties in "Just One Bite," but he only pretended to hate them because he was embarrassed of SpongeBob finding out he likes them. His obsession with the burgers is so extreme to the point where he even eats the one he buried that's covered in sand, and resorts to eating a half-eaten patty thrown away in the garbage before SpongeBob cremates it. Squidward's withdrawal from Krabby Patties causes him to have a dream that night about marrying one and even having an octopus-burger hybrid child with it. Once Squidward confesses to SpongeBob that he loves Krabby Patties, Squidward impulsively eats as many of them in the patty vault to his heart's content, but this causes him to bloat severely with the burgers going to his thighs. As a final result, Squidward's body blows up, leaving only his head intact, which is sent to an ambulance.

In "The Camping Episode," after attracting a sea bear to prove SpongeBob and Patrick wrong about their existence, Squidward gets mauled several times by the bear and is left with many broken bones and has to limp to walk meaning that Squidward was wrong.

In "Fear of a Krabby Patty," after being overworked by Mr. Krabs in compliance with the Krusty Krab's 24-hour business implementation, Squidward develops insomnia, and as a result, even the bags under his eyes have bags.

In "Krusty Towers," Squidward is left hospitalized in bandages along with SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs after a fight that broke out in the hotel which caused it to collapse which causes Mr. Krabs to regret making it.

In "Once Bitten," Squidward is bitten by Gary and is diagnosed with Mad Snail Disease, but it turns out to be a hoax started by Patrick who thought it existed, as Gary had a splinter lodged into him which caused his violent attitude, so he didn’t infect anybody.

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Squidward as Smelly.

In "The Thing," Squidward gets cement dumped onto him by a truck and has his entire body covered with it, once again preventing him from speaking. This makes SpongeBob and Patrick mistake him for an animal and they name him "Smelly." He is eventually taken by the SWAT team to stay in the zoo as an endangered species, but SpongeBob and Patrick free him and he is later befriended by a group of his apparent species, although the cement shortly breaks off and reverts Squidward to normal.

In "Fungus Among Us," he is among the many citizens infected by the ick and cured by Gary using his slime at the end.

In "Breath of Fresh Squidward," Squidward gets electrocuted by a new fence he installed to prevent SpongeBob and Patrick from trespassing into his house. This causes Squidward to have a change of heart and be much nicer to SpongeBob and Patrick. However, he is reverted to his normal self once the fence electrocutes him again at the end of the episode before SpongeBob and Patrick become like him when they become electrocuted.

In "The Two Faces of Squidward," Squidward gets his face injured by a door in the Krusty Krab slamming him and is sent to the hospital for facial surgery. Once the bandages are removed, he is revealed to have a new handsome face which attracts everyone in town. However, due to the unwanted and obsessive attention he is given along with invasion of his privacy, Squidward demands SpongeBob slam the door in his face again to change him back to normal. The job is done instead by Squidward falling into a pole, which gives him his original face back.

In "House Fancy," his toenail is ripped apart and the rest of his foot is severely damaged with blood squirting out by a couch leg being dragged across his foot by SpongeBob, who at first moved it by accident, but kept moving it because Squidward told him, "I told you not to move it 'till I say- OW!" Due to a misunderstanding, SpongeBob inadvertently injured Squidward's foot because he thought Squidward wanted him to move it when he says "Ow!," unaware that the first "Ow!" was a sudden response to SpongeBob accidentally moving it before the exclamations started.

In "Slide Whistle Stooges," Squidward ends up in the hospital with a bandaged body and his slide whistle lodged into his throat, which was caused by falling off a cliff and being too distracted by annoying everyone with the instrument.

In "Giant Squidward," Squidward is turned into a giant through SpongeBob and Patrick spraying him with Kelp Grow in a playful attempt to enlarge his body parts before the ending results have his whole self grown.

At the end of "Earworm," the eponymous worm escapes SpongeBob and enters into Squidward afterward.

In "Accidents Will Happen," Squidward is seemingly injured by a board in the Krusty Krab attic slamming into him. However, this later turns out to be a lie told as an excuse to not work.

In "Restraining SpongeBob," he swells up from being hit in the face with a seaberry pie, to which he is allergic.

In "Company Picnic" his eye is on fire after getting sprayed by hot sauce.

At the end of "Sportz?," Squidward is served as calamari as karma for trying to kill and injure SpongeBob and Patrick’s

In "Feral Friends," he swells up again due to eating Sandy's birthday cake, which contains another one of his allergies: walnuts.


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 the 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 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.

In The Patrick Star Show, he is a paperboy who's trying to collect overdue payment from the Star family. In Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Squidward is a junior counselor for SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy.

Squidward has also been:

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Squidward as Captain Magma.


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Squidward as Sour Note.

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.[34][35][36] In 1987, Hillenburg left the Institute to pursue a career in animation.[36][37]

Several years after studying experimental animation at the California Institute of the Arts,[37] 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.[36][38][39] 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.[35][35]

Hillenburg used some character designs from his comic book. He designed "SpongeBob's grumpy next-door neighbor" like an octopus because of 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."[40] Hillenburg drew Squidward with six tentacles because "it was just simpler for animation to draw him with six legs instead of eight."[40] 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?'[41]

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."[40] However, it occurs in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and the episodes "Giant Squidward," "Mutiny on the Krusty," and "Ink Lemonade."

Stephen Hillenburg named him Squidward because of the name Octoward—in the words of Squidward's voice actor Rodger Bumpass—"just didn't work."[42] 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."[43] However, his footsteps are usually accompanied by a couple of stock sound effects from the Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends library from the sound effects company Sound Ideas, SPURT, CARTOON - OIL SPURT 01 and 02. Bumpass inspired the idea of having Squidward ride a recumbent bicycle; Bumpass owns one of these bicycles, which he rides around Burbank, California.[44] Bumpass described it as his "little inside joke."[42]


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Rodger Bumpass with Lori Alan.

Squidward's voice is provided by actor Rodger Bumpass, who voices several other SpongeBob SquarePants characters, including Squidward's mother. In "Funny Pants," Tom Kenny voices Squidward's laughter at the end of the episode. 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.[45] 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.[46] Instead of Squidward, Hillenburg decided to give Lawrence the part of Plankton, the series' villain.[45] According to "Everybody's Talking: The Voices Behind SpongeBob SquarePants," while Tom Kenny was practicing the voice of SpongeBob, Stephen Hillenburg read several of Squidward's lines since his voice actor, Rodger Bumpass, had not been cast yet.

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."[47] 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."[44]

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."[44] 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."[48] 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."[47]

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."[49] Arthur Brown, author of Everything I Need to Know, I Learned from Cartoons!, said that Squidward "sounds a lot like Jack Benny."[50] Bumpass repudiated the relationship, saying "Jack Benny, no. Although he does have this observational sarcasm he occasionally brought out."[47]


SpongeBob SquarePants[]

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Squidward angrily kicks SpongeBob and Patrick out of his destroyed house.

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

The main reason for his massive hate for his existence is because SpongeBob can be extremely annoying towards Squidward, but SpongeBob is obilvious 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 hate him. Squidward and SpongeBob are opposites, which seems to be the reason why Squidward hates him at times when he has not done anything bad to 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," "Dying For Pie" and "Christmas Who?." Squidward also admires SpongeBob's selfless bravery against the Flying Dutchman in "Born Again Krabs." Squidward has also teamed up with SpongeBob and helped him on a few occasions, such as in "Krab Borg" and "Squid on Strike." Later, in "SpongeBob You're Fired," Squidward fights off four crazed restaurant owners to rescue SpongeBob and later admits 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. In "Squidville," Squidward hears a reefblower and thinks it is SpongeBob, but is disappointed to find out that it isn't. He also admits that he likes SpongeBob in "Graveyard Shift," "Fools in April," and in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Sometimes, he needs SpongeBob's help, as shown in "Skill Crane," "Can You Spare a Dime?" and "Sponge-Cano!" where he desperately tells SpongeBob how grateful he was so SpongeBob could save him from falling in the volcano. He occasionally gets along well with him and plays with him in episodes such as "Breath of Fresh Squidward" and "Slide Whistle Stooges."

Although the relationship between the two varies, Squidward sees SpongeBob as a nuisance and can’t stand what SpongeBob does, as Squidward wants to get rid of SpongeBob (get him away from his house) at any cost just to have peace and quiet but doesn’t want to harm him. Despite Squidward's hate of SpongeBob beginning to worsen in later episodes, He still likes Squidward and sympathetically wants to stay by his side, much to his chagrin.

Mr. Krabs[]

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Squidward angry at Mr. Krabs.

Squidward hates Mr. Krabs and has little tolerance for him. Unlike SpongeBob, He is much more down of his greedy and cheap nature. He also thinks very lowly of Squidward and gets tired of his lazy tendencies and often frames him for mishaps, though he does see him as a valued employee on occasion. There, have been many times where Squidward angrily berated Mr. Krabs. In "Born Again Krabs," he furiously chastises Mr. Krabs for selling SpongeBob's soul for pocket change. In "Clams" he gets mad at Krabs for taking them on a fishing trip and berates him for making them stay on the boat all over a dollar. He also gets outraged when Mr. Krabs blames something on him, like when Squidward got mad and furiously quit his job because Mr. Krabs angrily accused him of stealing his first dime in "Can You Spare a Dime?." However, the two do sometimes get along and Squidward has been working at the Krusty Krab for a long time and does sometimes respect and listen to Mr. Krabs' authority, so the two have developed a somewhat decent relationship. However, their relationship has taken a turn for the worst as the series progressed, with Mr. Krabs becoming greedier and more immoral, and Squidward becoming angrier and grouchier.

Patrick Star[]

Throughout the series, Squidward is shown to have a considerable dislike towards Patrick along with SpongeBob. 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 follow him around, ask stupid questions and use his clarinet to clean the toilet.

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 ruder and more 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.

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Squidward trying to make Patrick an adult in "Squidward's School for Grown-Ups."

He has helped him to act like an adult in "Squidward's School for Grown-Ups" and "Pat Hearts Squid."

While Squidward holds a massive hatred towards Patrick, he didn't seem to mind him before SpongeBob's arrival to their neighborhood revealing he could have learned these tendencies from SpongeBob. 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 dislikes SpongeBob far more.

In "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," he befriends him, because he saved his life, but quickly ditches him later. He also stops Mr. Krabs from conning him in "Patrick's Coupon." He also tries to save him in "Pineapple RV" and "Mustard O' Mine." "Squisery" has Squidward and Patrick becoming close friends after getting lost in the woods together.


Squidward and Plankton barely interact since Squidward doesn't usually care about the secret formula. When they do interact 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. In "Sea-Man Sponge Haters Club" it’s revealed that he and Squidward are members of The We Hate SpongeBob Club along with Mrs. Puff, Bubble Bass and Incidental 154.

Gary the Snail[]

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Squidward trying to save Gary in "I Was a Teenage Gary."

Gary and Squidward have a complicated relationship. Gary annoys Squidward while Gary thinks Squidward is a jerk. However, Squidward does care about Gary as seen in "I Was a Teenage Gary." They sometimes share the same opinion about SpongeBob's annoying antics as Squidward says "Oh, tell me about it!" in "Giant Squidward." In "Are You Happy Now?," Gary is concerned about Squidward like SpongeBob. In "That Sinking Feeling," Squidward searches around SpongeBob's house and when he notices Gary on the roof, he says "Hey, Gary." to him.

Squidward laughed at Gary's crash in "The Great Snail Race," making it hard to deduct Squidward's real feelings for Gary. He also got mad at him in episodes like "Once Bitten" or "Chatterbox Gary." In "Swimming Fools" Gary tries to attack Squidward for trespassing in SpongeBob's pool in the middle of the night.

Sandy Cheeks[]

Squidward and Sandy usually don’t talk to each other, but in "SquidBob TentaclePants," she transforms Squidward and SpongeBob after being stuck together, and Squidward begs Sandy to separate them. Sandy is one of the few characters Squidward seems to have no problems with, although Sandy sometimes finds Squidward to be 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 wants to quit, Sandy angrily berates him to get back in. She beats up Squidward in "Sportz?" for making SpongeBob and Patrick injure themselves by playing dangerous sports and wouldn't let them stop until they broke their tie.

In "Squidtastic Voyage," Squidward kicks Sandy on her butt on purpose and excuses himself saying he can't control his actions at that moment because SpongeBob and Patrick were inside his brain. This was a lie at that time since he was controlling his actions but beforehand it wasn’t.

Cecil Star[]

Cecil and Squidward have a rivalry throughout The Patrick Star Show. Although Cecil collects his newspaper deliveries, he refuses to pay Squidward, having years of unpaid debt. Squidward tries to get him to pay multiple times, but Cecil either escapes or outwits him. It is revealed in "Backpay Payback" that similar rivalries have been happening for centuries between the Star and Tentacles families; this is continued by GrandPat telling Cecil to avoid paying, while Granny Tentacles wants Squidward to be persistent.


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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 can’t 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 can 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 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 later finds out that Squidward lied to impress him.

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 can 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 younger 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."
  • In "The Flower Plot," Squidward falls in love with the shopkeeper, Petunia, only to discover that she was just a robot powered by Plankton during yet another one of his schemes to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula.


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Squidward's house.

Squidward lives in a house resembling an Easter Island moai. It’s 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 tries to move, but SpongeBob and Patrick cause the real estate agent who was originally trying to sell Squidward's house to leave angrily, so Squidward has to stay. He also moves out in "Stanley S. SquarePants," after he realizes that there are "two of them" and he becomes horrified.

Squidward usually lives alone, but in "The Great Snail Race," he adopts a pet snail 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.


  • Squidward makes the second-most appearances in the show, even more than Patrick.[51]
  • In "Help Wanted," Squidward's skin color is PMS 332, but he became PMS 333 for every episode after.
  • "The Paper" is the first episode where Squidward is seen shirtless.
  • SpongeBob is seen imitating Squidward in "Ripped Pants," "Opposite Day," "I Had an Accident," "Gone," "Mimic Madness," "CopyBob DittoPants," "The Getaway," "SpongeBob's Bad Habit," and "SpongeBob on Parade."
  • He’s acrophobic/afraid of heights in "Are You Happy Now?," but in "No Hat for Pat," he isn’t when he’s on the diving board with Patrick.
  • Squidward sometimes uses a recumbent cycle for transport, such as in "Choir Boys." This alludes to his voice actor, Rodger Bumpass, who also owns a recumbent cycle.[52]
  • Squidward is claustrophobic, as revealed in the episode "Wishing You Well."
  • 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 PMS 333.
  • 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 often breaks the fourth wall by referencing 11 minutes, the usual length of a SpongeBob SquarePants episode.
  • 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' 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.
  • At the Krusty Krab, Squidward sometimes has different jobs from his regular cashier job, usually replacing SpongeBob as fry cook when he is absent.
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A cameo of Squidward in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

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Ebony Maw.

  • 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."
  • 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 because in Spanish "squid" is "calamar" and "Edward" is "Eduardo."
  • In the episode "SpongeBob's Bad Habit," it is revealed that Squidward has a nail-biting problem.
  • When Squidward blushes, his nose also has a red tint like his cheeks.
  • In the episode "Are You Happy Now?," it is revealed that Squidward owns a fax machine.
  • In the episode "Jolly Lodgers," it’s revealed that Squidward likes conga music.
  • Google bought the domain "squidward.com," and to this day, it redirects to google.com.
  • According to the series pitch bible, Squidward was originally going to play the oboe, instead of the clarinet.[58]
  • Squidward appears in a 2002 promo of Blue's Clues (1996 TV series) for the seasons 5-6 host Joe, saying he wants to be the host and can do a better job.
  • In the movie Sponge Out of Water, it’s canonically known that Squidward now has rock hard abs as given by SpongeBob.
  • Squidward has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (along with Yogi Bear and Samurai Jack) in the Disney+ film Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers.
  • In some episodes, there are cases where Squidward's house is shown, but Squidward himself is absent from the episode. It happens in some episodes like "Dumped", "The Secret Box," and "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve."
    • "The Secret Box," however, shows Squidward's house looking down at the box before it returns to normal posture, making this the first occurrence where his house shows movement.
  • Squidward is an introvert, as referenced in most episodes and directly mentioned in "Squid Plus One."

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External links[]


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