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Are You Happy Now?

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Are You Happy Now?
Season №: 8
Episode №: 169a
Airdate: March 31, 2012 (USA)
June 8, 2012 (Canada)
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 tries to help 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 bow. Then, both of them head to the Bikini Bottom Historical Museum.
Spongebob and squidward are you happy now?
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]
  Steel Licks (c) - 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]
  Cartoon Sting 12 - Gerhard Narholz [museum]
  Heavenly Voices (c) - David Farnon ["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]
  Hawaiian Sting 10 - 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]
  Cartoon Sting 13 - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob calls Squidward]
  Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [burnt brownies]
  Cartoon Sting 13 - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob emerges from Squidward's fax machine]
  ? ["I can't seem to get happy."]
  Small Birds - Phillip Green [pet scallop]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Nope, I guess not."]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [empty box]
  Hawaiian Sting 1 - 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."]
  Drama Sting - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["I...don't...want...a...HAPPIEST MEMORY!"]
  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]


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


  • After "Help Wanted"
  • March 31, 2012
  • April 14, 2012 (because of the 2 weeks later time card)
  • 2 Weeks Later
  • This episode is the first episode in the series to contain the 2012 100th Anniversary Paramount logo.
  • This and its sister episode "Planet of the Jellyfish" shows Squidward having a mailbox on his door.
  • This marks the second appearance of Fiasco, the first being "Fiasco!," which actually aired right before this episode.
  • Squidward has actually had happy times before, such as winning "House Fancy," going to Atlantis in "Atlantis SquarePantis," beating Squilliam in "Band Geeks," going on a date with Squilvia in "Love That Squid," and even several happy moments in his tiki land in Enchanted Tiki Dreams. This must have took place before those episodes.
  • This is the second time the mail carrier has messed up Squidward's name. The first time was in "The Great Snail Race."
  • This is the second time skull and crossbones appear in a character's eyes. The first time was in Prehibernation Week.
  • This episode, "Can You Spare a Dime?," "Christmas Who?," and "Whatever Happened To SpongeBob?" are the only episodes to end with a question mark.
  • This episode reveals that Squidward is afraid of heights, but in the episode "No Hat for Pat," Squidward was not afraid when he was on the diving board with Patrick.
    • Although he could of just said it because he didn't want to be with SpongeBob or he might have gained it later.
  • This is one of the two episodes to have suicide jokes in it, the other was "One Coarse Meal."
    • Speaking of the episode "One Coarse Meal," some of the similarities include:
      • Suicide jokes
      • Both episodes have title Cards that could make some viewers cringe/be horrified
      • Both episodes have characters hating other characters
      • Both episodes have very similar amount of hatred from fans of the show

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 octopus.
  • The episode itself is based on a popular creepypasta called Squidward's Suicide, a story about a disturbing, non-existant episode of Spongebob Squarepants in which Squidward commits suicide (among other things).

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