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"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. 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, he views it as a work of abstract art and proclaims that his house is 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 [show host 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.
  • There is a magazine based off "House Fancy," and Squidward is seen reading it in multiple episodes.
  • 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.
  • Squidward said to SpongeBob that he really would call the police "again" if SpongeBob did not go away. This possibly represented "Fiasco!" in which Squidward called them on SpongeBob for making a lot of noise. However, they then arrest Squidward for no reason. In this episode, Squidward probably got out of jail as the police realized that he did not do anything.
  • 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. This is either an animation error or evidence of a deleted few seconds that was poorly edited out for the final cut.
  • The scene where SpongeBob rips off Squidward's toenail when moving the couch is cut in Indonesia.
  • Originally, Nicholas was supposed to hate Squidward's house, and still love Squilliam's. Squidward would have then angrily punched Squilliam. The scene was cut because it would make the episode pointless, and the part where Squidward punches Squilliam was deemed too violent.[citation needed]
  • Nicholas appears again in the episode "Patrick-Man!"
  • This is the first episode of Season 6 in production order. However, on the Complete Sixth Season and Season 6 Volume 1 DVDs, the episode "Spongicus" came first instead.
  • This is the first time Squilliam's house is shown.
  • This is the second time Squidward wins against Squilliam Fancyson at the end of the episode. The first was in "Band Geeks" (Squilliam's debut). Squidward almost won against Squilliam in "Squilliam Returns."
  • This episode marks the third appearance of Squilliam since "Band Geeks" and "Squilliam Returns."
  • This episode premiered two years after Nick Picks Volume 4 was released.
  • calls this episode "House Party" instead of "House Fancy." It may possibly be a confusion with the episode called "SpongeBob's House Party."
  • This episode's production code was 101a, so this episode made SpongeBob SquarePants the second longest running Nickelodeon series, surpassing the former holder, Hey Arnold!, which consisted of 100 episodes.
  • This is the second episode to show blood. The first was in "Dying for Pie" and the third is "Code Yellow."

Cultural references


  • 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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