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"Tentacle-Vision" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 7. In this episode, Squidward stars in his own television show.



The episode begins with Squidward waking up at 5:00 AM to watch Fab and Fancy! on the channel known as Bikini Bottom Public Access. But to his surprise, the show has been canceled and is replaced with Zeus the Guitar Lord. Squidward then finds out that they give TV shows to anyone. He then calls the network and gets his TV show.

He is next seen at the Krusty Krab waiting happily to leave and get started on his show. SpongeBob overhears him talking and asks why he is so jittery, but Squidward plugs up his ears with Krabby Patties and leaves before SpongeBob can ask why. Squidward is at his house preparing for Squidward Chat. But SpongeBob then finds out and rushes to Squidward's house to tell him.

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Squidward angry.

SpongeBob then brings Patrick in and they start messing up the show. Squidward tells them to leave, but they refuse to do so because they don't want to. Squidward then gives both of them jobs for the show. Patrick becomes the cameraman and SpongeBob controls the microphone, but they make the show even worse. Mr. Krabs finds out and uses the show as a free advertisement to promote his restaurant, the Krusty Krab. Sandy watches the show and then starts line-dancing on-air. Then Pearl watches the show and decides to show her cheerleading on-air. Plankton watches the show and thinks he could cause more damage with his ray gun. Once he appears, he starts firing his ray gun, which ruins the entire set. Plankton shouts "Eat at the Chum Bucket or perish!" Squidward begins to cry because his show is ruined.

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The Guitar Lord

An outraged Squidward tells them all to leave and asks them if this is some sort of housewarming. Larry overhears it and everybody comes into his house. The producer comes in and tells Squidward that the show is going great. However, he reveals that public access standards gave the show very little ratings with a small amount of money in a tiny money bag. He then kicks a few people out, including Squidward.

The show is then renamed Squidward's House Party, which does not include Squidward. Instead, it has Zeus the Guitar Lord hosting. It also has Patrick on the drums, Sandy and Pearl as back-up dancers, SpongeBob on electric keyboard, Mr. Krabs as advertisement, and Plankton as the special effects master. Squidward is annoyed by all the noise while trying to sleep, as the episode ends.


This episode was in production on January 21, 2009.[1]

It was confirmed on June 26, 2009.[2]

Model sheets[]


Character design[]

Background design[]

  • Painted by Andy Clark.[1]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Misadventures B - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card.]
  Solo Steel 2 - Jeremy Wakefield [Opening.]
  Gametime - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Our programming will begin shortly."]
  Bikini Bottom Public Access - Nicolas Carr ["Bikini Bottom Public Access presents..."]
  The Mad Hatter's Ball - Syd Dale ["Fab and Fancy!"]
  Comedic Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Squidward makes coffee.]
  Guitar Load - Nicolas Carr [Guitar Lord intro.]
  Electric Guitar Licks - Nicolas Carr [Shot of ad paper.]
  Comedic Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["He obviously doesn't know the first thing about music!"]
  Electric Guitar Licks - Nicolas Carr ["Your... what?"]
  Comedic Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Squidward talking to Zeus.]
  Happy Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [At the Krusty Krab.]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets an idea.]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Close up of SpongeBob's face.]
  Winky Dink - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob winks.]
  Krusty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Okay, I'll tell you."]
  Steel Licks 43 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward leaves.]
  Bikini Bottom Public Access - Nicolas Carr ["Bikini Bottom Public Access presents..."]
  Opening Trailer 2 - Syd Dale ["Squidward Chat! With your host, Squidward Tentacles."]
  Aloha Oé - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [Gary watching TV.]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob sees Squidward on TV.]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Squidward's on TV?!"]
  Steel Licks 46 - Jeremy Wakefield ["TV?!"]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [SpongeBob and Patrick on TV.]
  Drama Link (D) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick's mouth on TV.]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [Patrick licking the camera lens.]
  Credit Card Heaven - Nicolas Carr ["Sound man!"]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick moving the camera up and down.]
  Monster Bug [#33] - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward ties Patrick to the camera.]
  Goofy Conversation Continued - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob hitting Squidward with the microphone.]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Squidward has his own TV show?"]
  Stealing the Show - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs advertising the Krusty Krab.]
  Steel Licks 78 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward crying.]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["That's it! Everyone out!"]
  Self-Surf - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Hey, everyone! It's a housewarming!"]
  Spongefoolery - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["Actually, I'd say the show is doing just fine."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward kicked out.]
  Opening Trailer 2 - Syd Dale ["And now, Bikini Bottom's top public access show for the last 20 weeks: Squidward's House Party!"]
  Guitar Load - Nicolas Carr ["Zeus the Guitar Lord!"]
  Wig Struck - Nicolas Carr [Zeus shows his new guitar.]
  Zues The Guitar Lord - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez [Ending.]




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Original Title Card

  • According to production art and the Nickelodeon USA schedule, this episode was originally going to be titled "Squid TV."[2]
    • The Turkish dub, however, retains the original title.
  • This episode originally had the packaging number of 128b, but it was eventually changed to 127a.[2]
  • This is the second episode in which someone has been proven incompetent at handling recording equipment and accidentally stuck a boom mike into someone's mouth. The first was "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture."
  • This episode is paired up with "Chum Bucket Supreme" during the original American airing, but it has been re-airing with "I ♥ Dancing."
  • This episode aired during The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash.
  • This episode and "House Fancy" both focus on Squidward wanting to be on TV.
    • Incidentally, they are both the start of a season, this being the start of season 7, and "House Fancy" being the season 6 premiere.
    • In addition, both episodes, plus this episode's sister, have Squidward as the main character.
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song can be heard played by Zeus the Guitar Lord at the end of the episode.
  • Zeus the Guitar Lord was named after crew member Zeus Cervas.
  • A snail with the same design as Gary can be seen during the beginning of Fab and Fancy!
  • On the July 21, 2009 airing, this episode was paired with "Chum Bucket Supreme."[3]
  • On November 6, 2009 airing, this episode was paired with "Blackened Sponge."[4]

Cultural references[]

  • This episode's title is a pun on "television."
  • The classical doorbell chime played on the Fab and Fancy cancellation announcement is the NBC chime logo, albeit pitched up.


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There is a red button.

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The red button is now black.

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Squidward's missing wrinkles.

  • When Squidward takes the remote it has a red button. However, in the next scene the red button is black.
  • Even though more characters than just Squidward are rejected from his house, those characters appear on Squidward's House Party.
  • When Fab and Fancy! got canceled, canceled was spelled "cancelled" (with two Ls). However, in US airings, it should have been "canceled" (one L) because that is the correct American spelling.
  • When Gary is first changing the channel, the couch is missing from the living room. When SpongeBob comes closer, it reappears.
  • The number of teeth in Patrick's mouth varies throughout the episode.
  • The TV producer announces that several people are unsuitable for Squidward's show, even pointing to them, including Squidward himself; however, only Squidward is shown getting kicked out, and not the other people.
  • When Squidward says "moron," after SpongeBob leaves his house, his wrinkles are missing.
  • At the end when SpongeBob plays the piano during "Squidward's House Party," his top-right pore turns black for a split-second.