This is the page about the episode. For other uses, see House Fancy (disambiguation).

"House Fancy" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season six. In this episode, Squidward prepares his house for a TV show.



Squidward is at home about to watch House Fancy, a program showcasing fancy homes. As the host, Nicholas Withers, introduces the episode's first guest, Squidward gets a phone call from Squilliam. He reveals that the guest is none other than himself.

Squidward watches in anger as Squilliam shows off the various features of his house, which is several stories high, and includes an elevator with a built-in hot tub, decorative toilets with golden toilet paper holders, a garden on the rooftop, as well as a 130-foot sculpture of Squilliam's unibrow that consists of gilded doorknobs.

In a fit of blind jealousy, Squidward calls Nicholas and tells him that he has a much fancier home than Squilliam. Squidward realizes what he has done and desperately tries to make his house fancier, but with no success. He spots SpongeBob outside his window, who admits he's been spying on Squidward for days.

He offers to help him, with disastrous results (one of them involving Squidward's toenail being ripped out from moving a sofa). Soon, Squidward hears the doorbell ring and assuming that it is Nicholas, he tells SpongeBob to clean up the mess with a vacuum while he heads to the other room to dress his wound. It turns out that it is Patrick, who needs to use Squidward's restroom.

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Once Patrick leaves, Squidward's toilet immediately dies. SpongeBob ends up sucking up everything in the house, causing the vacuum to explode and destroy the house. However, when Nicholas Withers comes over and sees Squidward's destroyed house, which he views it as a work of abstract art and proclaims that his house is even better than Squilliam's. The ending of the episode leads to Squilliam crying wince he has lost and Squidward is happy with the help of SpongeBob.




 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  House Fancy Theme Song - Eban Schletter [House Fancy TV opening.]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's phone rings]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [Squilliam on the phone]
  Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford [Squidward sees Squilliam on TV]
  House Fancy Theme Song - Eban Schletter [Transition.]
  Sport Gallop - Gerhard Trede [Pan up Squilliam's house]
  House Fancy Theme Song - Eban Schletter [Transition.]
  Royal King - Jean-Pierre Fouquey [Squilliam's foyer]
  Happiness Castle - Maurice De Courpalay [Gilded doorknob]
  Entry Into Parliament - Gerhard Trede [Squilliam's bathroom]
  House Fancy Theme Song - Eban Schletter [Transition.]
  Tiki Lounge - Lionel Wendling, Gregory Ott [Whirlpool bath elevator]
  Undertow - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squilliam's rooftop garden]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [Squidward claims his house is fancier than Squilliam's]
  Wild Eyes - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward screams]
  The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["SpongeBob, how long have you been spying on me?"]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob absorbing paint]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Living room covered in paint]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["What have you done to my living room?!"]
  Footsteps of Horror - William Farran [Squidward hisses]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Moving the sofa]
  Tales from the Swamp (c) - Ron Goodwin ["Oh, no, they're already here!"]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob vacuuming]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The vacuum goes out of control]
  Outrage - Peter Yorke [SpongeBob sucked into the vacuum]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick uses Squidward's toilet]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick leaves]
  Funeral March - Otto Sieben [Toilet coughing]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick returns SpongeBob's brain]
  Unknown Track 47 - Explosion
  House Fancy Theme Song - Eban Schletter [Transition.]
  Tympup (a) - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Squidward's house destroyed]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Well... I'm not quite sure how to say this."]
  Brass Moment [#77] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Huh?!"]
  Pizzicato Polka - Clive Harrison [Nicholas Withers praises Squidward's house]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • As of January 29, 2017, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 6.8/10 based on 140 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a rating of 7.5/10 based on 139 votes.[2]


  • This episode aired in Germany on April 30, 2008, before it aired in the USA.
  • When Squilliam's bathroom is shown, ironically there is a magazine called House Fancy which appears as one of the reading materials.
  • Twice, Squilliam's phone rings while Nicholas Withers is talking. This action resembles when on TV, people use "bad words" and they censor them.
  • During the scene where SpongeBob and Squidward try to move a sofa, there is a "jump" in the animation between Squidward screaming and then saying "Okay, it's on my foot," both during the same shot.
  • The scene where SpongeBob rips off Squidward's toenail when moving the couch is cut in Indonesia, and is considered popular video meme.
  • This is the first season 6 in production order. However, on the Complete Sixth Season and Season 6 Volume 1 DVDs, the episode "Spongicus" comes first instead.
  • This is the first appearance of Squilliam's tower.
  • This is the second episode where Squidward wins against Squilliam at the end. The first is "Band Geeks."
  • This episode premiered two years after Nick Picks Volume 4 was released.
  • calls this episode "House Party" instead of "House Fancy."
  • This episode's production code was 101a, so this made SpongeBob SquarePants the second longest running Nickelodeon series, surpassing the former holder, Hey Arnold!, which consisted of 100 episodes.
  • This is the third episode to show blood. The first is "Dying for Pie" and the second is "Born to Be Wild."

Cultural references

  • The show House Fancy is a parody of HGTV's House Hunters.
  • When Squidward starts watching House Fancy, the theme song is a parody of Clean House.


  • Squidward set his tea cup down to answer the phone. When he was shocked to learn that Squiliam is on House Fancy, he suddenly had the cup in his hand and dropped it on the floor.
  • After Squidward comments Squilliam's house saying it exactly looks like his, there is a bump on the left side of Squilliam's house, when the scene turns back to it.
  • In the elevator, the right image of Squilliam does not have a unibrow.

    The image of Squilliam on the right side has no unibrow

  • Squilliam displays his "rooftop garden," but his house is initially shown to have a tower instead of a flat roof.
  • Squidward says there is a stain on the rug, but the stain is actually on the wooden floor.
  • When Squidward's couch was whole, the paint was all over the couch. However, when the couch is split in half, some of the paint disappears.
  • After Squidward's house is destroyed by the vacuum, for a split second you can see nothing at the house, not even SpongeBob and Squidward before the House Fancy logo comes up. However, when Nicholas Withers and Squilliam get to Squidward's house, everything is back at the house again.
  • In the ending scene where Nicholas Withers visits Squidward's house, SpongeBob's house next door is missing.
  • Whenever Squilliam Fancyson's last name is shown throughout the episode, it is spelled as "Fancy son."


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