If you were looking for the article about the character, then see Giant Squidward (character).

"Giant Squidward" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season six. In this episode, Squidward becomes a giant when he is sprayed with fertilizer.



One morning, Squidward wakes up in bed, stops the alarm clock, and puts on his slippers as he leaves the bed. Later, he checks himself in the mirror to make sure he is perfect for the day. He opens the front door and goes to his kelp garden, where he sees that his kelp is all wilted. He uses a spray called Kelp Grow to make them grow taller and healthier. When SpongeBob and Patrick see this, they steal it from Squidward and fiddle with it by spraying things in Bikini Bottom.
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Squidward is angry that they stole it from him, because one of the things they sprayed was his nose. They go around town doing "good deeds," such as expanding Gary's shell and turning one of Mr. Krabs' pennies giant because SpongeBob mentions that Mr. Krabs always wanted to make "big money" (though this wasn't what he meant). Squidward finally catches up to them and forces them to shrink his nose. However, when they try to shrink his nose, it only gets bigger. SpongeBob and Patrick decide to even out his entire body, which turns him into a "giant monster" who the residents believe to be invading the town.
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Many fish gather into a mob and threaten to hurt Squidward in various ways. A small boy appears in the crowd and suggests that Squidward might be a nice monster like the one in his storybook. To keep the Bikini Bottomites from hurting him, Squidward quickly agrees with the little boy and tells the town he can actually help them and won't destroy the town. Throughout the day, citizens ask him to help them with various things, which Squidward does to prove he is nice. He gets more and more tired from doing the town favors, even through simple tasks. Eventually, he gets tired and Nat sneezes which Squidward presumably didn't hear. This causes the Bikini Bottomites to turn on him as he didn't say bless you. He runs away to a remote location outside of town when the day ends, where he misses his comfortable old life and is forced to sleep on a makeshift bed of coral. He finds that Patrick and SpongeBob are having a sleepover in his belly button because they wanted to show that they still considered him a friend. Squidward forces them out, and begins crying because of what happened to him. This captures the attention of SpongeBob, who feels bad because they only enlarged Squidward as a good deed. The next day, SpongeBob and Patrick give him the greatest present that he could ever have: a giant clarinet with exquisite sound to make up for the mishap their first good deed caused. When Squidward starts playing it, he shrinks back to his normal size. He is upset that he can no longer play his giant clarinet, but realizes he still has his kelp garden. He runs home to his garden, but finds the kelp from his garden to be cut down. He wonders what happened to his garden, and SpongeBob explains that they used his kelp to make him a kelp-mache clarinet. This enrages Squidward, causing him to chase after SpongeBob and Patrick as the episode ends.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Adventures SpongeBob Theme - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Aloha Oe - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [opening]
  Dancing the Hula - Kapono Beamer [Squidward looks in the mirror]
  Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's kelp garden]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Squidward screams]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Patrick is helping me do good deeds today."]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["That's a great idea, Squidward!"]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick sprays Squidward's nose with Kelp Grow]
  Bubble Poppin' Boys - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["There he is."]
  West Side Rumble - Sam Spence [SpongeBob sprays Krabs' penny]
  Steel Licks (c) - Jeremy Wakefield [giant penny crushes Mr. Krabs]
  ? [rimshot]
  Man from the Ministry 29 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Good deed accomplished!"]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["We need another good deed!"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm, how to fix his nose."]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Patrick, that's brilliant!"]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob spraying Squidward]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer ["I look horrible!"]
  Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward squirts ink]
  Terror by Night - Hubert Clifford [Squidward grows to gigantic size]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["I know, I know!"]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward chases SpongeBob, Patrick]
  Dramatic Sea Battle - Gerhard Trede [citizens panic]
  Hawaiian Adventures SpongeBob Theme - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["You are very good at pretending, Squidward!"]
  Bucaneers 5 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [angry mob]
  Young Ballerina - David Farnon ["Maybe he's a nice monster, like in my story book."]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Oh, right, I hadn't thought of that."]
  Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, goodness gracious, yes!"]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["He hurt the little one's feelings!"]
  Death and Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [citizens attack Squidward]
  Shock Entrance [#24] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Okay, okay, I'm nice."]
  Hawaiian Flower - Jon Jelmer ["Compliment me on my new hairdo?"]
  ? ["Let the junior guppies camp out under your toenails?"]
  Little Night Box - Leo Nissim [guppies sleeping]
  Yodel of Joy - Renato Bui, Martha Wild ["Take me to the top of Mount Humongous?"]
  The Achterhoek Dances - Jan Rap ["Blow on my windmill?"]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [people asking Squidward for favors]
  Marlin March - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Giant Squidward is now a helpful giant]
  Dramatic Impact 3 - Ivor Slaney [everyone gasps]
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [mob chases Squidward]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Uh... I'm a lamppost."]
  Death and Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Squidward sneaks away]
  Murder Scene 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [giant trap surrounding Squidward's house]
  Unknown Track 30 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Well, Squidward, I guess this is your new life."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Where are you?"]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick in Squidward's bellybutton]
  Unknown Track 30 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward crying]
  Spongeburglar - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick working on something]
  Proud Fanfare - David Farnon [SpongeBob and Patrick give Squidward a gift]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Squidward opens a gift]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["A giant clarinet?"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward plays it]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr ["And it sounds divine!"]
  Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward shrinks]
  Hawaiian Adventures SpongeBob Theme - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • As of August 14, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 7.2/10 based on 103 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a rating of 4.9/10 based on 29 votes.[2]


  • The title card background looks like Squidward's wallpaper, but blue instead of green.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick make Gary's shell grow, it looks like Prehistoric Gary and his shell in "Ugh."
  • SpongeBob and Patrick actually do bad deeds, not good deeds, although not on purpose.
  • If the viewer assumes that SpongeBob is 4 inches tall, then Giant Squidward would be about 34 inches tall.
  • Barney seems to really like bacon in this episode.
  • Squidward's actions in this episode are similar to SpongeBob's in "The Sponge Who Could Fly; he starts out by doing favors for people, but then starts doing ridiculous things like doing someone else's homework, helping with plants, etc.
  • Mark Fite guest voices as the ski fish in this episode.
  • The Sun Fun Island campers from "The Inmates of Summer" reappear in this episode.
  • This is the first episode where Squidward inks himself.
  • This is the second episode where Squidward's size changes, and says the exact quote, "What did you do to me?!" The first is "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV."
  • Both this and its sister episode, "No Nose Knows," have Patrick appearing from Squidward's flowers.
  • In Indonesian airings, the scenes where SpongeBob and Patrick "help" Gary and Mr. Krabs are cut.
  • This episode was paired with "The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom" during the Massive Monster Mayhem Marathon.
  • This is one of the few times Gary and Squidward get along since they both dealt with SpongeBob and Patrick's antics.

Cultural references

  • The episode's name is possibly a pun on "Giant Squid."
  • The episode's plot is similar to the film The 50-Foot Tall Woman.
  • When the boy says Squidward may be a nice giant, he uses a book with a nice giant in it as an example. This is possibly a reference to Roald Dahl's The BFG.
  • Squidward is tied to the ground by the Bikini Bottomites, similarly to how Gulliver was tied down by the Lilliputians in Gulliver's Travels.
  • The way Squidward starts crying a river of tears is very similar to Alice crying a river of tears from Disney's 1951 film Alice in Wonderland.


  • In the very beginning of the episode, Squidward's wooden front stepping stones are missing.
  • When giant, Squidward's height changes constantly.
  • A man pulls a burning torch out of a briefcase. This is impossible, as the touch would burn the briefcase. However, this was probably done for a comedic effect..
  • All of the fire torches go out simultaneously at a random time.
  • When Tina blinks her eyes to the lifeguard as she asks Giant Squidward if he's a nice monster, her eyelashes disappear.
  • The lifeguard fish puts lipstick on Squidward, but when Squidward puts the skiing fish on the mountain, the lipstick disappears. However, he may have gotten rid of it offscreen.
  • When Patrick says "Belly button," his eyebrows disappear.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick build the giant clarinet, Squidward's house is missing.
  • At the end of the episode, when SpongeBob and Patrick are running from Squidward, the latter's footsteps aren't heard.
  • At the start of the episode, Squidward has no lines on his forehead. When he’s at the mirror, he has one line he adjusts. When he walks out the house, he has 3.
  • It’s unknown how or where the townspeople got the giant rake to catch Squidward.
  • When Squidward falls over, he lands on his front but when he’s tied up, he’s on his back.


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