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Love That Squid
Season №: 7
Episode №: 151b
Airdate: February 12, 2011
Sister episode(s): "New Fish in Town"
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Sean Charmatz
Richard Pursel
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Sean Charmatz
Animation: Alan Smart
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "New Fish in Town"
Next: "Big Sister Sam"
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"Love That Squid" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, Squidward gets ready to go out a date and SpongeBob assists him.



Love that squid

Squidward falls in love with a new customer

At the Krusty Krab, Frankie is ordering food for Evelyn. He does not realize that Squidward was on his break and cannot read his sign. Evelyn sees that he cannot read and reveals that she can't read either, so they comment that they were meant for each other. Learning that his books about love are only "torturing" him, the depressed Squidward throws away his book and impacted on evil widsom SpongeBob. When SpongeBob tries returning the book, Squidward claims the book is "just a cruel reminder that I'm single, and likely to remain that way." SpongeBob tries cheering Squidward up by pointing out that while he's currently never found true love, that doesn't automatically mean he won't ever find it, and says, "There's a squid for every pot!," but Squidward complains about that being a very clichéd saying.

Just then, a female customer walks in and Squidward becomes instantly smitten with her. The woman admires the "decor" and Squidward believes that she's perfect since they seem to have the same interests and hobbies. Squidward decides to ask her out on a date, but when she comes up to the register, and Squidward's too nervous to ask her out on a date. Just as the woman is about to leave the restaurant, SpongeBob turns on the motor that's in the boat containing them and the register, and manages to prevent her from leaving. Squidward's still too nervous and love struck to say anything to her, so SpongeBob introduces them to each other, during which it's revealed that the woman's name is Squilvia. After SpongeBob tells Squilvia about Squidward, she agrees to go on a date with him later that night.

After she leaves, SpongeBob points out that Squidward was pretty nervous back there and asks him about the last time he actually went on a date. Squidward gets even more nervous when he realizes just how long it's been since the last time he actually went on a date, so SpongeBob offers to help him prepare for it by making him go on a "practice date." As practice for the real date, he was tested at SpongeBob's House on complimenting about his date, giving flowers, driving to dinner, and having dinner which all annoy him. He was driving in a circle from and to SpongeBob's house (which would be where the restaurant is). At the "restaurant" (SpongeBob's roof), Patrick is serving plastic dinner which he literally took a bite on. When Squidward had enough, he left and shouted angrily over how it was pointless. He went down the stairs, and SpongeBob convinced Squidward to come back, but his shoe gets caught, causing him to fall down the stairs, revealing his true identity.

Squilvia showed up and reveals that Squidward's true personality was better than what she expected. SpongeBob comments that his work was done, only to find Patrick in drag, demanding a movie and plastic popcorn.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Romantic Opening - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [title card]
  Sailor's Sting 9 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [opening at Krusty Krab]
  Hawaiian Theremin - "Even the illiterate are finding love."
  Squidward's Tiki Land - Aaron Springer, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squilvia enters]
  Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [closeup of Squilvia's face]
  Bumbling B - Bernd Gesell [Squidward babbling]
  Late Night Jinx - Phillip Green [Squilvia starts to leave]
  A Pirate's Life for Me (a) - Ron Goodwin ["Hang on, buddy!"]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green [Squilvia introduces herself]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Intelligent?"]
  Proud to Be a Fish - Pat Irwin ["We are talking some serious credentials."]
  Cartoon Sting 3 - "He thinks you look like a breath of pure sunshine."
  South Pacific Island II - Victor Cavini ["It's his selflessness."]
  Hawaiian Beauty - Lionel Wendling ["I think that sounds perfect."]
  Fox Trot - Hiram Titus [flashback to Squidward's last date]
  Shock Happening 1 - Harry Lubin ["SpongeBob, you gotta help me!"]
  Unknown Hawaiian Sting (v) - Jeremy Wakefield ["You are in desperate need of a practice date."]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["A practice date?"]
  Droopy - Arthur Harold Wilkinson [Squidward rings SpongeBob's doorbell]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford ["Dear Neptune!"]
  Steel Sting (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Missed a spot."]
  Cute and Lovable - Phillip Green ["Aren't you going to compliment my outfit?"]
  Tension Bits - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob sneezes]
  Steel Sting (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield ["...very allergic to tulips."]
  Drinks Party - Marc Andre Dall'Anese ["Hop in."]
  Jalopy - Ron Aspery [Squidward driving]
  Lounging and Fine Dining - chit-chat
  Drama Sting 2 - "Squidward, wait!"
  Dramatic Cue (b) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob and Squidward fall down the stairs]
  Comic Walk (Sidney Torch Version) - Sidney Torch [Squidward yells at SpongeBob]
  Hawaiian Theremin - "You just saw that, didn't you?"
  Steel Sting (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • 5:00 P.M.: Squidward arrives at SpongeBob's for a practice date
  • 8:00 P.M.: Squilvia arrives at Squidward's
  • After "Help Wanted"
  • Before "That's No Lady"
  • It is unknown whether or not Squidward and Squilvia are still in a relationship.
  • This episode is one of the few to feature the Krusty Krab without Mr. Krabs.
  • This is the fourth episode that the cash register boat moves, the other three occasions being in "F.U.N.," "Wormy," "Grandpappy the Pirate," "You Don't Know Sponge." It later moves again in "Drive Thru."
  • This is the fourth episode where Squidward's vehicle is shown, the first three being in "Pizza Delivery," "Dying for Pie," and "Boating Buddies."
  • This is the first time Squidward falls in love with a real girl.
  • Though Billy never learned to read, he is able to write his name in the episode "Professor Squidward."
    • Although, this could have took place before that episode or it is another Billy.
  • It is confirmed in this episode that SpongeBob is allergic to tulips.
  • Reportedly, there was an original title card that was replaced (see picture). Whether or not the title card is legit is up for debate.
Love That Squid alt

Original Title Card

  • This and "Gary in Love" are both romance themed episodes in Season 7 and aired near Valentine's Day.
  • This is the fourth Valentine's Day themed episode. The first was "Valentine's Day," the second was "Krusty Love," and the third was "Gary in Love."
  • This and "Tunnel of Glove" aired on the same day because they are both heart themed episodes.
  • This is the fifth time Squidward is shown driving. The other four times were in "Dying for Pie," "Band Geeks," "Boat Smarts," and "Boating Buddies."
  • This is the second time Patrick has dressed up like a lady. The first time was in "That's No Lady."
  • Vincent Waller on Twitter posted on what probably happened to Squilvia "😊She couldn't stand his clarinet player, or possibly she was eaten by a whale. I hear that happens from time to time 😉." [citation needed]

Cultural references

  • Squidward references Giacomo Casanova, a famed Italian adventurer and womanizer from the 18th century.
  • The title and episode is a parody of the 2001 Sharon Creech novel, "Love That Dog."
  • SpongeBob's first big nose pose looks similar to Smurfette's "un-smurfy" self from the Smurf episodes "The Smurfette" and "Smurfette Unmade."


  • The tulips in Squidward's hand disappear right after SpongeBob sneezes on them.
  • When Squilvia is walking away from the register, a motor appears in the boat, and then disappears again once they get to the front of the room.
  • While SpongeBob in talking to Squilvia about Squidward, there are two buildings in the background. But in the next shot, the one to the left disappears.
  • SpongeBob's purse disappears after he gets into Squidward's car, but reappears after SpongeBob gets out.
  • When Squidward arrives at SpongeBob's house for the practice date, he rings the doorbell; it disappears in the next shot.
  • Squidward's "I'm On Break" sign disappears after Squidward tossed his love book back into the kitchen.
  • When the book is on SpongeBob's tongue, it disappears after he says to Squidward "You dropped your book."
  • Squidward's boat disappears in one shot at the door, when the camera focuses on SpongeBob, but is back in the next far out shot.


(HQ) SpongeBob - "Love That Squid" Official Promo00:31

(HQ) SpongeBob - "Love That Squid" Official Promo

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