If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see "Squidville."
They might as well rename this place to "Squidward's paradise." Or perhaps "too much paradise."

Tentacle Acres, otherwise known as Squidville, is the gated community for octopuses in which Squidward briefly lives in for a majority of the episode "Squidville." At the climax, SpongeBob and Patrick come to apologize to him for using reef blowers to suck up his house.



It has a high-tech security system, designed to make sure that no sponges, starfish, or any other non-octopus species enters. All the houses are in rows of the same Easter Island Head that Squidward lives in. Some of its features include a health depot that sells canned bread, an interpretive dance academy, a scenic park, a bike path, a bandstand where a clarinet trio performs, and a quick service of café kiosk, French style.


Health store

Full of Health is a health depot frequently visited by Squidward in the episode. It sells healthy foods such as Canned Bread. A bike stand is featured by the front entrance for the use of bikers. It is also across the street from Tentacle Acres' Interpretive Dance Academy.

Le Café

Le Café is a food stand visited by Squidward and two men in the episode. One woman is the only worker at Le Café. When Squidward gets his hands on the reef blower, he happily rearranges the faces of the two men ordering. Le Café is a fast-service café and the known food sold are coffee and cookies.

Interpretive Dance Academy

The Interpretive Dance Academy is across the street from Full of Health. Squidward and the locals visit the academy daily for lessons and moves. The other cephalopods have a passion to dance the way Squidward does.

Tentacle Acres Park

Tentacle Acres Park is frequently visited by the locals such as bikers, sports players, and children. The park is also where Squidward happens to find a reef blower. A croquet course, a fountain, a bandstand, and park benches are all featured in Tentacle Acres Park. It is surrounded by a bunch of grass.

304 New Life Street

304 New Life Street is inhabited by Squidward during the episode. House 304 is on New Life Street along with houses 303, 302 and 301. It is identical to Squidward's old house, as are each of the other houses here.

New Police Club

Law enforcement in the community has at least three members. Two operate at the entrance to this area. Another works in a similar field to a patrol officer. Compared to the Bikini Bottom Police, they are more supportive of the law.

Tentacle Acres Cocoa Shop

Tentacle Acres Cocoa Shop is a place that sells hot chocolate. It appears in the PC version of Lights, Camera, Pants!

Culture band club

Many of the citizens have an interest in biking, clarinets, and dancing. It is also implied that residents enjoy foreign cuisine, such as French. It is also inferred that they have a routine of doing the same dance in dancing class every day and playing the same song on the clarinet every day.

Role in episode

After being fed up with his neighbors and seeing a commercial on TV advertising Tentacles Acres, Squidward finally decides to move out of Bikini Bottom and into this city. With no SpongeBob or Patrick there to bother him, Squidward feels like he's in paradise. During his time in the city, he does what he normally likes to do in his free time: play clarinet, go biking, and dance. He also enjoys buying Canned Bread from the town's convenience store.

However, after a while his routine got repetitive and Squidward grows bored of his typical lifestyle. Due to this, he decides to try something new: While sitting in the Tentacle Acres Park, he encounters a reef blower and decides to have some fun with it. This is contrary to his perception of the machine earlier on when SpongeBob and Patrick were using them.

Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Patrick have found the address for Tentacle Acres and attempt to gain access, to no avail. However, the stench of Patrick's rancid breath knocks out the security system operator and accidentally makes him slam the "access" button, essentially allowing SpongeBob and Patrick in.

The duo tries looking for Squidward, but since there are so many octopuses who look like him, they have tough luck. In the meantime, Squidward is given a list of grievances the town has against him by a police officer. He complains about the town and its residents' incompetence, which leads the police officer to inform him of his option to leave.

Squidward, embracing this option, cheerfully launches himself into the air with a reef blower, attempting to fly himself far away, ultimately foiling SpongeBob and Patrick's attempts at finding him.


  • The other inhabitants appear to do the same thing day in and day out, day and night without getting bored, except for Squidward, who realizes his desire of lifestyle is quite boring by doing it each and every day. Although they might be hiding their feelings to be more positive.
  • The other inhabitants seem to be prejudiced against sponges and starfish.
    • They don’t seem to be very welcoming to anyone but octopi.
Locations (VE)


Bikini Bottom (Dead Eye GulchBikini BottomshirePlanktopolis) • EncinoRock BottomBottom's Up!Tentacle AcresNew Kelp CityBass VegasDullsvilleFar-Out-VilleAtlantisShell CityAtlantic City

Bikini Bottom Areas

Bikini AtollJellyfish FieldsGoo Lagoon (Mussel Beach) • Kelp ForestSand MountainIndustrial ParkSulfur FieldsDutchman's TriangleDavy Jones' lockerMake-Out ReefMt. BikiniMt. Bikini BottomBikini Bottom Tar PitsMount Climb-up-and-Fall-offRippers' ReefBrain Coral FieldsThe County Line

Bikini Bottom Residence

SpongeBob's housePatrick's houseSquidward's houseMr. Krabs and Pearl's houseSandy's treedomeMrs. Puff's houseFlying Dutchman's shipHarold and Margaret SquarePants' houseGrandma SquarePants' houseBottomite housesSquilliam's towerMrs. Tentacles' houseBetsy Krabs' houseDoodleBob's houseOld Man Jenkins' houseBlue SquarePants' houseBlackJack's houseFast mansionMs. Mildred's mansionWidow Duncan's house

Bikini Bottom Establishments

Krusty Krab (Rusty KrabKrabby O'Monday'sKrusty Krab 2) • Chum BucketMrs. Puff's Boating SchoolBarg'N-MartGoofy Goober's Ice Cream Party BoatReef CinemaShady Shoals Rest HomeMermalairSea NeedleRecreation CenterBikini Bottom Recreation CenterBikini Bottom SchoolBikini Bottom High SchoolBikini Bottom UniversityBikini Bottom MallBikini Bottom Post OfficeBank of Bikini Bottom BankBikini Bottom MintBikini Bottom JailBikini Bottom Police DepartmentPolice StationBikini Bottom Fire DepartmentBikini Bottom HospitalBikini Bottom AirportBikini Bottom LibraryBikini Bottom SupermarketBikini Bottom BakeryBikini Bottom MoversFirst Nautical BankBankCourt HouseBikini RealtyHotelLarry's GymGymThe DumpPoseidon Elementary SchoolAdult Learning CenterFlower archBikini Bottom Zoo (Oyster Stadium) • Bikini Bottom MuseumBikini Bottom Museum of BoatingHook MuseumFry Cook MuseumGrab-it MartDinerJuice BarFancy!KelpshakeFlabby Patty ShackSea Chicken ShackRusty's Rib EyeStinky BurgersCemeteryFloater's CemeteryKRUMGlove World!Glove UniverseCoral CarnivalValentine's Day CarnivalFun ArcadeBikini Bottom ArcadeToy BarrelIce CreamIce CreamBunny BunsThe Wash!Sizzling Spring SaunaSunny Shore ResortsSuper Mega Mall WorldBikini Bottom Outskirts Outlet Mega-MallBassCar Baytona 400Palace of PranksMagic ShopNear Mint Comic BooksBigshot RecordsAngry Jack's Shell EmporiumJewelry StoreFlower ShopNoses 'n ThingsTom's TooleryHatsWigs & HairpiecesSeashell ParkSnail ParkFish Hooks ParkFast Food ColiseumMedieval MomentsThe Main DrainTough TavernThe Salty SpitoonWeenie Hut Jr'sSuper Weenie Hut Jr'sWeenie Hut GeneralBikini Bottom Pillow FoundryMattress DiscountMattresses & Then SomeRest HomeGrandma's Tea HouseOld Man Jenkins' barnShelly SuperhighwayKing Neptune's castle

Non-Bikini Bottom Locations

TexasMoonPoseidomeKarate IslandInferno IslandSun-N-Fun IslandBikini Bottom TriangleGranny's houseTea ParlorNowhereGreat Barrier ReefCharted Caverns of LemuriaThe Remote IslandKahmamoku CoveSandy's islandIsland in the SkyServis StashunThug TugIce CreamThe TrenchWinchell ApartmentsVats of Acid "R" UsPatchy's houseDon's Import Store & DelicatessenThe Poop DeckNickelodeon Animation StudioNowhereDoodle DimensionFly of DespairHorned Forest

Video game locations

Goo Lagoon PierRock Bottom museumTrench of Advanced DarknessKelp SwampKelp CavesFlying Dutchman's graveyardUptown Bikini BottomRay's Organic Tanning SalonWSEA TVRusty AnchorMarlin's caveSardine's SundriesOxygen SpringsWaverly HillsCowfish Craig's shackSublime SeafoodsNeptune's ParadiseSand StadiumTentacle Acres Cocoa ShopShipwreck ReefConstruction siteChum WorldMount TritonMuSeed ShopSpice ShackTreat ShopThe Center of the EarthSix Clams Adventure LandFin LockerHotel Deep Six

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