- Squidward Tentacles
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Mario (mentioned)
- Bikini Bottom Construction Company
- Human crowd
- Daydream Gus
- Jimmy Gus
- Daydream Jimmy Gus
- Harold "Bill" Reginald
- Daydream Harold "Bill" Reginald
- Daydream Lonnie
- Nat Peterson
- Daydream Nat Peterson
- Norma Rechid
- Daydream Norma Rechid
- Daydream Tom
- Daydream Tyler
- Daydream Dale
- Martha Smith
- Daydream Martha Smith
- Daydream Billy
- Daydream Jennifer Millie
- Daydream Horace
- Tina Fran
- Daydream Tina Fran
- Scooter (purple)
- Daydream Scooter
- Daydream Paco
- Daydream Monroe Timmy
- Daydream Anchovy
- Daydream Sandals
- Daydream Shelly Fishbowl
- Daydream Clay
- Daydream Dennis
- Daydream Martin
- Daydream Francis
- Daydream Franco
- Frank the Red-Shirt-Wearing Fish
- Daydream Frank
- Daydream Fred
- Daydream Harold
- Daydream Harry
- Daydream Henry-Bart
- Daydream John
- Daydream Lloyd-Rich
- Nancy Suzy Fish
- Daydream Nancy Suzy Fish
- Nathiel Waters
- Daydream Nathiel Waters
- Daydream Perry
- Daydream Shubie
- Daydream Ivy
- Daydream Nazz-Mimi
- Daydream Harv
- Daydream Sadie
- Daydream Debbie Rechid
- Daydream Evelyn
- Daydream Dave
- Daydream Frankie Billy
- Old Man Jenkins (fat; blue)
- Daydream Old Man Jenkins (fat)
- Daydream Vera Fishbowl
- Daydream Archie
- Daydream Sheldon
- Patrick Star
- Conductor (debut)
- Abigail Marge
- Frank the Lifeguard
- Billy's Mom
- Johnny Elaine
- Male Judge
- Richard A. Bottomfeeder
- Medley Fishbowl
- Miss Rechid
- Miss Shell
One average day in Bikini Bottom, Squidward is playing his clarinet when SpongeBob goes outside to do some gardening. He thinks that Squidward went to an Italian restaurant called Mario's. Suddenly, SpongeBob notices two construction workers putting up a billboard. Thinking Squidward's music is flatulence, SpongeBob becomes noisy to cover it up until Squidward alerts him to stop. Getting mad at the billboard workers, he then discovers the Bikini Bottom Symphony Orchestra is holding a competition for an original score.
Following a series of events starting with Patrick breaking his buttocks, Squidward tries not to get distracted by SpongeBob's home doctoring. After turning in his score, he finds that he wrote down all of SpongeBob's doctoring. When it's Squidward's time to perform, he finds SpongeBob squeezing a Rubber Duck and Patrick going "Woo!" while SpongeBob is on a seat, bashing Patrick's brain, causing a flatulence noise and making his eyes pop out. All while Squidward is conducting the orchestra and barely paying attention to his conducting, due to SpongeBob and Patrick distracting him with their odd procedures to each other.
The audience gives a round of applause to Squidward, who is happy. SpongeBob says to make sure Squidward doesn't get a "swelled head." The camera cuts to only Squidward, whose head inflates due to Patrick squeezing the pump of the blood pressure, and the episode ends by the screen blacking out as an explosion is heard.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
‣ Dramatic Impact 3 - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob notices the construction workers]
‣ ? ["I'll cover for him."]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
‣ Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["SpongeBob, can you keep it down?"]
‣ Playful Bridge 5 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Original compositions wanted?"]
‣ Big Show Theme - Robert Sharples [Squidward imagines himself in a limo]
‣ Piano Concerto No. 1 - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky [Squidward conducting]
‣ Steel Sting (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward melts]
‣ Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward runs outside and kisses construction workers]
‣ The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward puts his game face on]
‣ Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["Due tomorrow?!"]
‣ Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford [Squidward screams]
‣ The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Don't worry, Squidward, we'll do it together."]
‣ Seaweed - Steve Belfer [Patrick broke his butt]
‣ Monocle and Pocket-Watch - Brian Gulland [SpongeBob taking Patrick's blood pressure]
‣ Unknown Track 40 - Nicolas Carr ["Come on... be inspired."]
‣ Wild Eyes - Ronald Hanmer [brainstorm]
‣ Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [rainbow appears]
‣ Piano Concerto No. 1 - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky [Squidward starts writing/Squidward continues writing]
‣ Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [rainbow melts]
‣ Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob doing tests on Patrick]
‣ Abject Terror - Paul Lewis [Squidward still writing]
‣ Unknown Track 100 - Squidward's finished
‣ Film Fanfare (a) - Dick Stephen Walter ["I did it! I did it! I did it!..."]
‣ Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [conductor looking at sheet music]
‣ Unknown Track 45 - Nicolas Carr [choir]
• The Suction Cup Symphony - Gary Stockdale
‣ Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Squidward starts to walk away]
‣ Take a Bow 1 - David Lindup [everyone cheers]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [ending]
- As of February 2, 2019, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 7.3/10 based on 191 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a rating of 7.0/10 based on 10 votes.
- Although this episode premiered in 2008, it was made in 2007 according to the credits.
- When "The Splinter" premiered, it was paired up with this episode.
- This is the second episode in which Mario is mentioned. The first is "The Bully."
- This is the second episode in which Squidward is seen conducting a band. The first is "Band Geeks."
- In "Suds" and "The Splinter," Patrick impersonates a doctor and treats SpongeBob. This time, the tables are turned: SpongeBob pretends to be a doctor and treats Patrick.
- The storm in Squidward's brain is similar to the one in "Breath of Fresh Squidward."
- It is unknown if Squidward needed silence to concentrate, but it never occurred to him to close the window.
- When Squidward finally finishes writing his song, he has that same look on his face that he has in "Squid's Day Off" when he locks himself inside his house.
- However, sand is added to his eyes in this episode.
- The fish playing the piano in this episode is the same one that SpongeBob sits next to at Reef Cinema in "Something Smells."
- The machine that Patrick is in looks exactly like the laughing machine SpongeBob dreams about in "Funny Pants."
- This episode premiered on Eddie Deezen's 51st birthday and seven years after the premiere of "Grandma's Kisses" and "Squidville."
- In Poland, the explosion sound at the end is cut from Nickelodeon airings, but left intact on PULS 2 airings.
- The symphony the orchestra plays may have been from Heroes of the Bible: Lions, Shepherds and Queens (Oh My!).
- When Squidward's head is being blown up at the end, you can hear the theme from the 1986 Pixar Animation logo.
- Dish Network calls this episode "Suctioncup Symphony."
- Squidward would have seen "Bikini Bottom Symphony Orchestra" on the billboard since "Original Compositions Wanted" was the part that wasn't visible.
- When Squidward drops SpongeBob and Patrick out of the window, SpongeBob's freckles are missing.
- In the first close-up shot of SpongeBob squeezing the rubber duck next to Patrick on stage, his arm is limp with his hand facing toward the ground, but in the next shot, his hand is pressing up against his side with his arm in a 'V' position.
- There is no copyright information anywhere in the end credits, making this possibly one of the very few known animated works, if not the only, to not have copyright information directly credited in the end credits.
- All the musicians still continued playing their instruments after the music ends.
- In some of the wider shots of the orchestra, Richard A. Bottomfeeder is seen with a yellow body and blue hair instead of a green body and black hair.
- Right before Squidward finishes his script, the bubbles the show uses to transfer scenes doesn't make noise.
- When Squidward growls after his rainbow gets destroyed, the captions read "Patrick Growls."
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