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Episode Information
Season №: 8
Episode №: 169a
Airdate: March 31, 2012
Sister episode(s): Planet of the Jellyfish
Writer(s): Luke Brookshier
Marc Ceccarelli
Dani Michaeli
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Luke Brookshier
Marc Ceccarelli
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: Fiasco!
Next: Planet of the Jellyfish
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Are You Happy Now? is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season eight. In this episode, Squidward can't recall his happiest memory, so SpongeBob "helps" him create one.



On a fine day at the Krusty Krab, Patrick is behind the restaurant climbing out of a dumpster eating a Krabby Patty. The camera then pans over to SpongeBob, showing him reading the "Krusty Krab Schedule" book, much to Squidward being annoyed. SpongeBob then claims that the book has a list of "his happiest memories". Squidward takes the book and "accidentally" drops it on the grill. However, SpongeBob has multiple copies of the book in a cabinet, which he proceeds to get one. SpongeBob then asks Squidward if he has a happiest memory, in which he replies, "No". Feeling concerned, SpongeBob tries to ask Squidward if he can help make a happiest memory for him, which he accepts. First, SpongeBob takes Squidward to a concert. That did not go well, however, since the violin player accidentally shot Squidward in the eye with the violin. Then, both of them head to the Bikini Bottom Historical Museum. One of Squidward's masterpieces is in the museum, which is praised by critics. Squidward is happy until a famous art critic named Fiasco burns his artwork with a flamethrower. In addition, after that, SpongeBob takes Squidward on a hot air balloon ride. That doesn't go well, since Squidward is afraid of heights, so SpongeBob tries to get Squidward down by popping the balloon (because the balloon has no heater to make it deflate) and both of them land on a mountain which is actually Mount Bikini, ruining Harold's chance to be the first one on the mountain. Then, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Harold slide off the mountain due to an avalanche. When SpongeBob and Squidward slide back to their homes, Squidward insists that he will never have a happiest memory. 2 weeks later, Squidward is left in his house doing nothing but being unhappy. SpongeBob then becomes even more concerned for Squidward and tries to get ahold of him, but fails. He then traps Squidward in a box, and takes him to the Krusty Krab, where he reveals that he created a party to cheer Squidward up. Unfortunately, SpongeBob failed to get anyone else to come, because some of them were busy or sick, so instead he made 100 paper-mâché life-sized models of himself. Squidward hates seeing more than one sculpture of SpongeBob in one place so he goes berserk, destroys all the paper-mâché sculptures, and claims this to be his "happiest memory".

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 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Girl Goners - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [opening at Krusty Krab]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["I guess I don't have a happiest memory."]
  Botany Bay - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["How can you live without a happiest memory?"]
  ? [Squidward cries]
  ? [string concert]
  ? [museum]
  ? ["This is my sculpture!"]
  ? ["Ooh, you're just in time!"]
  Rainbow Delights - Jane Antonia Cornish ["Gosh, I can't believe it!"]
  ? [Squidward's sculpture is burned]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Squidward leave the museum]
  Fancytale - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob and Squidward in a hot air balloon]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney [Squidward's afraid of heights]
  Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob pops the balloon]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Son of a seahorse!"]
  Missile Disaster - John Fox ["We're the first to reach the top of Mount Bikini!"]
  Tympup B - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [SpongeBob plants the flag in Squidward's foot]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob plants the flag in Squidward's foot]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [avalanche]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward arrives home, depressed]
  Animal Antics - Phillip Green [two weeks later...]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["At least he's still alive."]
  Horror Crash - Harry Lubin [SpongeBob falls]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Gary's shell breaks]
  ? [SpongeBob calls Squidward]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [burnt brownies]
  ? [SpongeBob emerges from Squidward's fax machine]
  ? ["I can't seem to get happy."]
  Small Birds - Phillip Green [pet scallop]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Nope, I guess not."]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [empty box]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob emerges from the box]
  Ta-Ra C - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [party at Krusty Krab]
  Proud Fanfare - David Farnon [party at Krusty Krab]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["You don't seem to understand."]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]


Some fans did not like this episode because it looked like Squidward was about to commit suicide.


  • March 31, 2012
  • April 14, 2012 (because of the 2 weeks later time card)
  • 2 Weeks Later

Cultural References

  • This episode shares the same name with the song by Michelle Branch.
  • The episode also shares the same name with a song sung by Megan and Liz.
  • When Squidward climbs the walls during his rampage, it is a reference to the Wacky Wall Walker, a toy that is thrown against walls, sticks to them, and looks like it's crawling down as it falls. The toy is designed to look like an

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