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Squid Wood
Season №: 4
Episode №: 79b
Airdate: July 24, 2007
Sister episode(s): "The Pink Purloiner"
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Chris Mitchell
Dani Michaeli
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Chris Mitchell
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Technical: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "The Pink Purloiner"
Next: "Best Day Ever"
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"Squid Wood" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season four. In this episode, SpongeBob makes a miniature Squidward and everyone likes him better.



SpongeBob repeatedly annoys Squidward by asking Squidward if he wants to play, but every time Squidward says "No!," SpongeBob thinks he wants to play later every time he says that. After SpongeBob asks Squidward to play a numerous number of games with him, Squidward loses his temper and yells at SpongeBob, "...I will never play with you... EVEEEEERRR!" After throwing him down a hole (which SpongeBob drilled when he entered that bathroom) and covering it with his fridge, SpongeBob still thinks Squidward does not want to play yet. He runs to his house and creates a wooden, mini-version of Squidward, and calls him "Mini Squid." After hearing that Mini Squid will be playing with SpongeBob if Squidward does not want, Squidward becomes incredibly enlightened. 
Squid Wood 07a

While SpongeBob and Mini Squid play Charades, Patrick walks by and thinks the Mini Squid is Squidward, and also thinks he has gotten smaller and shaved his beard, even though Squidward does not have a beard, confusing SpongeBob and Mini Squid.

At the Krusty Krab, Squidward tells a joke to two customers, but they do not laugh because of his mood while telling the joke. As SpongeBob and Mini Squid come in, the two customers start to favor him. Squidward takes a customer's order, but he doesn't like his attitude. Mini Squid takes Squidward's job as Cashier and takes the customer's order, and the customer likes his attitude. SpongeBob cooks the patties and Mini Squid delivers them to the customers. He tells Squidward's joke to the customers and they laugh because of his happy mood while telling the joke. Squidward starts to get mad at Mini Squid for stealing his joke. A lady wants to give Mini Squid a $300 tip. Squidward takes his hat and his job back, but Mr. Krabs tells him that he prefers Mini Squid because he is making him plenty of money and changes Squidward's job to dish washer.

Soon, Mini Squid starts impressing the customers with some dance moves. Squidward realizes that they were his moves and starts to dance, but the customers are not impressed since Mini Squid is dancing for their pleasure while the real Squidward is trying to hog the spotlight. Mini Squid and customers soon start dancing like jellyfish. Afterwards, Squidward gets mad at Mini Squid for stealing his life and starts squeezing him, bashing him, stomping him, and mauling him. Suddenly, a man tells Squidward to stop mauling the head of his "new client". Squidward realizes the man is a producer that represents his favorite clarinet player. Squidward thought he was there to sign him up, but the producer takes Mini Squid. He is offering Mini Squid a $1,000,000 contract and a sequined suit. Squidward tries to impress him, but fails with the agent essentially telling him that he will never become famous. SpongeBob bids goodbye to his new friend.

Squidward starts to sob because Mini Squid stole his dream, but realizes he will never see him again. SpongeBob then picks up a wooden, mini-version of himself. The two start laughing after each other, much to the dismay of Squidward.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Puka A - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Aloha Oe - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [opening]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Morning, Squidward!"]
  Four and Three - Harold Geller [Squidward gardening]
  Royal Chamber Music - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Ah, the blank canvas."]
  Tension Bits - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Hey, Squidward, wanna play?"]
  Steel Sting (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward paints "NO" on the canvas]
  Royal Chamber Music - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward reading a book]
  Tension Bits - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob jumps out of the book]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Wha...?"]
  Shock Horror (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [Squidward screams]
  Comic Walk (Sidney Torch Version) - Sidney Torch [SpongeBob wants to play games with Squidward]
  Unknown Hawaiian Sting (k) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Hello, Squidward."]
  The Pollywog Strut - Gerhard Narholz [Mini Squidward introduced]
  Steel Link (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["See... 'cause... they're both... Krabby."]
  The Rake Hornpipe - Robert Alexander White [SpongeBob enters]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm starting to like this Mini Squidward."]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band ["Order up, Mini Squid!"]
  Captain Lenoe's - Michael Arthur, Colin Cater, Mick Graves, The Folk Players, Sarah Graves, Simon Ritchie [Squidward growls]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [$300 tip]
  Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["What?!"]
  Keel Row - Brian Peters [Squidward reassigned to busboy]
  Barber of Seville and Thieving Magpie Overtures - Gioacchino A. Rossini, George Wilson [Mini Squidward dances]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["Talk about no talent!"]
  Barber of Seville and Thieving Magpie Overtures - Gioacchino A. Rossini, George Wilson [more dancing]
  Six Powerful Cues (d) - Wilfred William Burns ["He stole my jokes, he stole my job... HE STOLE MY STANDING OVATION!"]
  Six Powerful Cues (f) - Wilfred William Burns [Squidward beats up Mini Squidward]
  Witty Fellow - Gerhard Trede [Milo J. Finkerfish]
  ? - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet]
  Witty Fellow - Gerhard Trede ["Yeah, right, kid."]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [Squidward cries]
  Puka A - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob made Mini SpongeBob]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [ending]



  • This episode aired on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 in Latin America.
  • This episode was released first on the Season 4 Volume 2 box set before it aired on T.V.
  • On, this episode aired with "The Krusty Sponge" in July 2007.
  • This episode aired with "The Krusty Sponge" during the original airing, but has since been re-airing with "The Pink Purloiner."
  • Two clips of this episode were shown three weeks before it aired.
  • This was the only Season 4 episode that premiered in the NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW Week marathon.
  • This marks the last episode aired from season 4.
  • The German title for this episode is "Mini-Thaddäus," in Greek it is known as "Μίνι-Καλαμάρης," in French it is known as "Mini-Carlo," in Spanish-speaking countries, it is known as "Mini-Calamardo," in the Netherlands, it is called "Mini-Octo," and in Poland, it is called "Mini-Skalmar," which all mean "Mini-Squidward."
    • In addition, if English viewers visited the site before the English version aired, they could have watched the entire episode (although in German) months before the English episode was released. The episode was soon removed from the site.
  • Mini Squid was originally going to look like the Squidward carving in "Dumped," but he now looks like a ventriloquist's dummy. [citation needed]
  • The music that is playing as "Mini-Squidward" dances is - "The Thieving Magpie" La Gazza Ladra (overture) by Gioachino Rossini.
  • This is the third time a Squidward puppet is seen. The first is "The Paper" and the second is "Wormy."
  • In this episode, SpongeBob demonstrates his ability to change form. He turns into: a piece of paper, a flower, a drill, and a phone.
  • This is the only episode that Patrick Star said Homer Simpson's catchphrase, which is "D'oh!" In addition, the "D'oh!" catchphrase is also said by Squidward in "Boat Smarts."
  • To distract the customers from the better talent of Mini-Squidward, Squidward walks in a way similar to the Goose-step.
  • When the two Krabby Patties were on the grill, they already had their buns, condiments, and everything else that goes on a finished hamburger, after it is off the grill.
  • When Squidward is planting a flower in his backyard, SpongeBob's garage can briefly be seen.
  • This episode is similar to a CatDog episode, in which Dog makes a puppet of Cat when the real Cat refuses to play with him.
  • This is also one of the few episodes featuring Squidward's library. Another example is "I ♥ Dancing."
  • When Squidward plays the clarinet to prove he is better than Mini Squid, the melody he plays sounds like the beginning verses of Bibbidi-Bobiddi-Boo from Disney's Cinderella.
  • This episode may take place before "Best Day Ever" because in that episode Mini SpongeBob is seen, but in this episode he is introduced.

Cultural references

  • "Duck-Duck Hermit Crab" is a reference of the game Duck-Duck Goose.
  • "Squidward Says" is a reference of the game Simon Says.
  • "Sleeping Sea Lions" is a reference of the game Sleeping Lions.
  • 12 Angry Jellyfish is a reference to 12 Angry Men.
  • The Clammy Awards are a reference to the Grammy Awards.
  • "Squid Wood" is a pronunciation parody on Squidward's name, but may be also a reference to the 1994 film Ed Wood.


  • When SpongeBob appears outside Squidward's window, there is no shade, but Squidward pulls down a shade in the next scene. When he gets out of the bathtub, it is gone again.
  • When Squidward is still flat, his clothes are not on, but when Squidward knocks on SpongeBob's door, he has clothes on.
  • When Nancy Suzy Fish wants to give Mini Squidward $300, Mini Squidward's eyes are colored white. In the next scene, his eyes are back to yellow again.
  • In one scene of this episode, when Patrick sees SpongeBob's puppet, SpongeBob's pineapple is seen colored red.
  • In an instantaneous moment before the title card started, the seagulls in the theme song can be heard.
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