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The Squidward-Patrick relationship is a relationship throughout the course of the series. Squidward is usually shown to have a considerable dislike towards Patrick, for constantly ruining his day and driving him up the wall with his annoying antics and annoying things. This dislike would grow in the later episodes, despite doing nothing wrong. Though, once in a while, Squidward has occasionally shown kindness towards Patrick under certain circumstances.

Interactions throughout the series

Patrick looking at squidward

Although Squidward hates both SpongeBob and Patrick, he is far more rude to Patrick (possibly for being more stupid). Unlike SpongeBob, Patrick had actually noticed that Squidward didn't like either of them in the series but was misled by SpongeBob. Like SpongeBob, Patrick also acts friendly to Squidward oblivious t.

However, Patrick is more likely to be mean to Squidward. Sometimes, Patrick thinks Squidward doesn't like them, like in "Jellyfishing." An example is in "Wishing You Well," where Squidward and Patrick begin pushing each other and engage in a fight. In "Restraining SpongeBob," Squidward feels Patrick is much more annoying than SpongeBob, as seen when he crossed out SpongeBob's name on his restraining order and replaced it with Patrick's; as of that moment, Squidward now hates Patrick more than SpongeBob. It should also be noted that Patrick has a habit of ignoring Squidward - for example, in "Buried in Time," Squidward rejected Rocky from being placed in the time capsule, but Patrick began to do it anyway.

Times where Patrick was mean to Squidward

While Patrick considers Squidward a friend, and is usually oblivious of his hatred, he's far more likely to confront him than Spongebob, as well as being capable of detecting his sarcasm and malice more often.

  • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV - Although he thought a shrunken Squidward was a toy played with him for comedy, until SpongeBob tells Patrick what occurred. However, he still attempts to punch a shrunken Squidward with a "giant fist," despite what SpongeBob told him.
  • Krusty Towers - After Squidward brings Patrick's bags up to his hotel room and discovers his suitcase is full of rocks, Patrick angrily retorts, "I don't tell you how to live your life!"
  • Wishing You Well - Patrick pushes Squidward and starts a fight with him. The former is the victor.  
  • Big Sister Sam - Patrick and Sam, refer to both Squidward and SpongeBob as "meanies," and argue with the latter two throughout the whole episode. However, Patrick saw Squidward was somewhat right after SpongeBob pointed it out to him.
  • Restraining SpongeBob - Patrick attacks Squidward (beginning a fight between the two), only stopping when SpongeBob tells him its Squidward. This act results in Patrick knocking SpongeBob off of Squidward's restraining order and being put on it himself.
  • Little Yellow Book - Patrick threw tomatoes at Squidward for reading SpongeBob's diary. When Squidward accused Patrick of reading it too, Patrick said, "Blame everyone but yourself, that is so you!" He then throws another tomato at him.
  • Patrick! The Game - As the police arrived to arrest Squidward, Patrick wrote this as a repeat offender & gave the note to the officer. Squidward was thankful for that at first, but after encountering the same inmate, Squidward asks for someone to say his name.
  • Mimic Madness - When Squidward, along with Plankton, intended on hurting SpongeBob in order to make him stop mimicking others, Patrick angrily demanded them to leave him alone.

Times where Squidward was nice to Patrick

Squidward is rarely nice to Patrick, having been hostile to him far more than to SpongeBob (probably because of his stupidity). However, there have been a few occasions where Squidward has acted nicely towards Patrick. He generally sees Patrick to be less annoying than SpongeBob as he hardly pays him any mind.

  • Naughty Nautical Neighbors- Squidward expresses gratitude to Patrick after he saves him from choking to death on a fork. But immediately kicks him out for sleeping during his music session.
  • SB-129 - After being in the past and the future, Squidward admits he misses SpongeBob and wants to go home. When he gets home, he sees SpongeBob and Patrick, saying to them, "You don't know how happy I am to see you guys". Though he quickly becomes annoyed by the fact that he invented jellyfishing.
  • Christmas Who? - Squidward, dressed as Santa, sells his clock to Patrick, who mistakes it for a wrist watch.
  • Idiot Box - When Squidward kicks the box, he starts an avalanche. Squidward becomes worried about SpongeBob and Patrick and checks inside the box to see if they are alright.
  • The Camping Episode - After being warned multiple times about SeaBears by SpongeBob and Patrick and attacked multiple times by one, Squidward finally believes and joins them in their anti-seabear circle, which serves as a defense against attack. Squidward expresses gratitude to SpongeBob and Patrick for saving his life.
  • Patrick SmartPants- Squidward is impressed by Patrick's suddenly, but temporarily heightened intelligence.
  • Breath of Fresh Squidward - After Squidward is shocked by his own electrical fence, he turns nice towards SpongeBob and Patrick.
  • Enchanted Tiki Dreams - Appreciates SpongeBob and Patrick for creating the Enchanted Tiki Island, and even dances with them.
  • Squidward's School For Grown-Ups- After Patrick grows a "beard," he acts more mature and becomes friends with Squidward; though at the end, this friendship breaks after the "beard" turns out to be a sea urchin.
  • Patrick's Coupon - Squidward prevented Mr. Krabs from stealing Patrick's coupon; as he knew the latter was too naïve to realize he's being conned. Though, Squidward later became angry with Patrick as usual but this was because he had to explain to Patrick of what Mr.Krabs was really doing. Patrick believed Squidward's explanation but became paranoid.
  • Spin The Bottle- Squidward asked Patrick nicely what happened to him.


  • Like with SpongeBob it is shown in Ugh and Pest of the West, it was revealed that their ancestors were friends, making it ironic that Squidward detests Patrick while he enjoys Squidward's company. Even then, Squidward's ancestors were still somewhat unfriendly towards Patrick's sometimes.