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

Tentacle Acres, otherwise known as Squidville, is the gated community for octopuses 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. This could be because they might be hiding their feelings to be more positive.
  • The other inhabitants seem to be so prejudiced against sponges and starfish that they are strictly prohibited from stepping foot on Tentacle Acres.
    • They don’t seem to be very welcoming to anyone but octopuses.
    • That pretty much why about all of the inhabitants moved to Tentacle Acres in the first place to get away from all sponges and starfish and have them out of their lives as possible.
  • Playing games with a reef blower is pretty much illegal in Tentacle Acres.