FANDOM


If you were looking for the article about the talk show, then see Squidward Chat.

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

Characters

Synopsis

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.

Tentacle-Vision 118
Squidward is at his house preparing for Squidward Chat. But SpongeBob then finds out and rushes to Squidward's house to tell him.

SpongeBob then brings Patrick in and they start messing up the show. Squidward tells them to leave, but they refuse to do so. 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.

Tentacle-Vision 179

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, but 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, ending the episode.

Running gags

  • People breaking into Squidward's house and Squidward Chat being interrupted.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card.]

  Solo Steel - 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!"]
  Light and Stupid Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Squidward makes coffee.]
  Guitar Load - Nicolas Carr [Guitar Lord intro.]
  Electric Guitar Licks - Nicolas Carr [Shot of ad paper.]
  Light and Stupid Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["He obviously doesn't know the first thing about music!"]
  Electric Guitar Licks - Nicolas Carr ["You're... what?"]
  Light and Stupid Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Squidward talking to Zeus.]
  Happy Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [At the Krusty Krab.]
  What the Huh Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets an idea.]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob winks.]
  The Krusty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Okay, I'll tell you."]
  Steel Licks 28 - 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 Oe - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [Gary watching TV.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob sees Squidward on TV.]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Squidward's on TV?!"]
  Steel Licks 10 - 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.]
  Silly Bob Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob hitting Squidward with the microphone.]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr ["Squidward has his own TV show?"]
  Stealing the Show - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs advertising the Krusty Krab.]
  Steel Licks 1 - 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 Rock Transition - Nicolas Carr [Zeus shows his new guitar.]
  Zeus the Guitar Load - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez [Ending.]

Release

Trivia

General

  • On the Nickelodeon schedule, this episode is listed as "Squid TV." This is what the episode was originally going to be called.[citation needed]
  • 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 is "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture."
  • This marks the 100th appearance of Incidental 6.
  • Squidward Chat became a popular internet meme.
  • In the Bahasa Indonesia dub, all the character voices have been changed, especially SpongeBob, whose voice has been changed completely.
    • However, Gary's "meow" cannot be heard anymore.
    • Also, the Krusty Krab scene involving SpongeBob was cut due to time constraints.
  • This episode and "House Fancy" both focus on Squidward wanting to be on TV.
    • Coincidentally, they are both the start of a season, this being the start of season 7 and the latter being the start of season 6.
  • 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.
  • Irony: Squidward could've gotten security guards to keep the others from entering his house during filming or called the police on the others.
  • A snail with the same design as Gary can be seen during the beginning of Fab and Fancy!

Cultural references

  • This episode's title is a pun on "television."

Errors

Tentacle-Vision 004

There is a red button.

Tentacle-Vision 005

The red button is now black.

  • 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 a lot throughout this episode.
  • Patrick was tied onto the camera by Squidward; when Squidward yells to Pearl, Sandy, Plankton, and Mr. Krabs, Patrick is not even by the camera.
Tentacle-Vision 078

Squidward's missing wrinkles

  • In one scene where Squidward says, "moron" his wrinkles are missing.

References

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.