Why must every eleven minutes of my life be filled with misery?!
— Squidward Tentacles, "Club SpongeBob"

Squidward[2] Q. [3] Tentacles[4] is one of the main characters of the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise. He is the neighbor between SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star. He is a turquoise octopus who lives in a house shaped like an Easter Island head.

He works as the cashier of the Krusty Krab, a job he absolutely loathes. Squidward is a very selfish individual and displays an unjustified air of superiority.

He also has at least 492 self-portraits[5] and is delusional about his talents, such as playing the clarinet, though hardly anyone considers him to be very good.

Although Squidward's name contains the word "squid," he has been confirmed to be an octopus in many interviews and episodes.[6][7][8][9][10] The series' animators believed that giving him eight tentacles would have made him look burdened and would be too difficult to animate, which is why he is normally depicted with six limbs. Notable exceptions are the live-action sequence in "Pressure" and briefly in "Sold!," in which he is seen with eight legs. A squid has ten limbs, unlike Squidward.

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Surprised Squidward in the episode "Band Geeks"


Squidward Q. Tentacles was born to Jeff and Mrs. Tentacles.

His father raised him right and loved him very much.[11]

When he was a kid, Squidward was enrolled in the Bikini Bottom School.

During Squidward's childhood, he always had to sit near the garbage cans at lunch, as he wasn't known as a friend by many people.[12]

In 1998 or January, 1999, he became part of the Krusty Krab along with Jim[13] and later, after Jim had quit, worked with a fry cook whose name has yet to be revealed. One day, Squidward was gardening when suddenly, a pineapple from a boat above fell on him and destroyed his garden. A sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants then moved into the pineapple and Squidward has been grumpy ever since.[14]

At one point, he tried to move out of his house out of intolerance for his neighbors, but the real estate agent refused to sell his home on account of SpongeBob and Patrick stealing his identity and deceiving her.[4]

At one point, he moved out of Bikini Bottom and into a town filled with his own peers, other octopuses who share his tastes and outlook on life. Here, he was forced to face how boring and oppressive his desired lifestyle really is, and he was able to ultimately break free of its bonds with a bit of inspired silliness.[15]

In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V," it is implied that Squidward at one point had a girlfriend when he remembered the good times he had at Make-Out Reef.

In "Love That Squid," it revealed that he has not dated for a long time before Squilvia came into his life.

At one point, he, along with SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, and Sandy went on land to retrieve the Krabby Patty secret formula from Burger Beard the Pirate.

On March 6, 2017 Squidward traveled 3,000 years into the future as a result of being thawed in the Krusty Krab freezer.[16][17]



"Future, future!"

Squidward is a light turquoise octopus,[18] and has purple suction cups at the end of his tentacles. He has six limbs in total, two being arms, and four being legs, which tend to make the shape of a plus sign when he stands in place. Whenever he walks, his suction cups stick to the floor, meaning that he walks with a distinct squelching noise. Squidward has a large cranium with eight holes on the top of it. However, in the episode "The Original Fry Cook," it is shown that he had long blonde hair once. He also has a skinny body, a big droopy nose, a wide mouth, and yellow eyes with rectangle vertical dark red irises and rectangle red pupils. When he laughs, his nose appears to deflate and inflate repeatedly. He wears a brown short-sleeved shirt, which is sometimes shorter.


Squidward eating

His color is inconsistent throughout the series. While he is shown to be lighter green in earlier episodes, in later episodes he is shown having a lighter and more like a blue color.


Close up of face

In the episode "Just One Bite," a close-up of Squidward's face is shown, revealing it to be disturbing and very morbid. In the episode "Frankendoodle," he is wearing fancy clothing in one scene.


Squidward's third version of his nightwear.

In the episode "Sandy's Rocket," Squidward is shown to be wearing an old version of his nightwear. It is pink with magenta-colored flowers on it. In newer episodes such as "Sentimental Sponge," Squidward is seen wearing his real nightgown. In this episode, he refers to it as a "night shirt." It is a light purple nightgown that comes with a matching nightcap. It is the third version of his nightwear. The second version appears in "Employee of the Month" and "Funny Pants."

It is shown in the episode "Bulletin Board" that Squidward has a tattoo of a red rose on his right arm.


Squidward is arrogant, self-centered, grumpy, sarcastic, sadistic, snobby, bad-tempered, rude, mean, and easily annoyed. He views the world in such a negative aspect that he is rarely seen greeting anyone with a smile. He loathes his job at the Krusty Krab, and while this doesn't interfere with his ability to perform it well, it doesn't mean he can't get over his dislike of the ones he works with.

Squidward's personality is grumpy, hot-tempered, selfish, miserable, frustrated, cranky, snarky, and serious. In spite of this, he is still one of the most intelligent characters, and out of all the seven main characters, he can be categorized as the most educated one, along with Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Plankton, and Gary. He has a sarcastic attitude and sees others as uncivilized morons, while failing to accept his own personal shortcomings. Squidward sees himself as misunderstood and unappreciated, blaming society for his failures.


Rarely happy Squidward

He is annoyingly pretentious in his pursuit of fame and is either unwilling or unable to spot talent and creativity, even belittling it. He lauds "cultivated taste" and accepted standards. In the episode "Artist Unknown," he insists that his pupil SpongeBob "show his method," even when it is painfully clear that SpongeBob has artistic genius. In the episode "Bubblestand," he belittles SpongeBob's bubble blowing.

Squidward is also jealous of those who are more artistic than he is, for example, Nat Peterson, Patrick Star,[19] Mr. Krabs, Squilliam Fancyson, and even the puppet Big Nose.

Squidward is generally portrayed as an overall failure. His musical skills with the clarinet are generally portrayed as sub-par, from mediocre to excruciatingly horrible. However, there have been numerous exceptions - such as in "Bubblestand" and "Hello Bikini Bottom!" - where he plays nicely. At the end of "Christmas Who?," he manages to play great with the wooden clarinet SpongeBob carved for him. In "That's No Lady," he manages to play a nice tune to woo "Patricia." In addition, in "Best Day Ever," he even has a concert where he plays beautifully and receives thunderous applause from the audience. SpongeBob was even on the VIP list for it. It seems that he is actually capable of playing the clarinet very well by providing the full effort. He plays well enough in "Hello Bikini Bottom!" for a musical manager to offer him and SpongeBob a job. He also - if the player plays well - plays well in the Rock Bottom mini-game in Lights, Camera, Pants!, along with Beats Me. He is also first-chair in the Bikini Bottom Orchestra.[20]

His overall artistic style is shown to be abstract and overly sophisticated, and his works are commonly panned by his audiences. His critical failure is shown to be more due to his bad taste, rather than a genuine lack of talent. The majority of his art centers on himself, apparently holding his very being to be an artistic wonder. In the episode "One Krabs Trash," Squidward is shown bringing flowers to a gravestone reading "Here Lies Squidward's Hopes and Dreams." Despite his lack of success, Squidward is tireless in his pursuit of artistic achievement. In "Dunces and Dragons," Squidly, Squidward's medieval ancestor, vowed that if he could not learn to play the clarinet correctly, his seventh great-grandson would be cursed tenfold. In "Squilliam Returns," Squilliam mentions that Squidward was voted "Most Likely to Suck Eggs" in high school.

Squidward is well-educated and knows his history. He is intelligent and has a lot of worldly knowledge, especially compared to those of SpongeBob and Patrick. Squidward is also a skilled driver, as he manages to drive virtually everything, from a traditional bike, a boat, car, and even a tractor. Squidward is a good-natured and caring person; he just does not like to get too involved in things.

When he is at the Krusty Krab, he is a lazy, sloppy employee who has an intense dislike of the restaurant and its management, which is best exemplified in the "Krusty Krab Training Video." He is considered "inattentive, impatient," with "a glazed look in the eye." However, given the management's treatment of the employees, his attitude towards the company is more realistic than SpongeBob's. In the episode "Squid on Strike," he organizes a worker's strike at the Krusty Krab. He even causes the destruction of the Krusty Krab, although indirectly and accidentally.

However despite his hatred for his job and the constant abuse and misfortune from having it, he very rarely ever quits and never considers looking for better employment. He puts up with it out of pure laziness and stubborn pride out of the fact that he expects to let benefits come to him rather than actually trying, such as in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V" and "New Leaf" when Mr. Krabs threatens to fire him and Squidward lets this threaten him to go along with what he's getting dragged into against his will.

It is revealed in a flashback of "The Original Fry Cook" that he insists on remaining at the Krusty Krab until his clarinet career pays off, regardless of if it never does. Other examples include "Can You Spare a Dime?," in which he quits the Krusty Krab and becomes homeless due to not finding a new job. After being taken in by SpongeBob, Squidward becomes a pushy mooch and consistently ignores by choice or out of obliviousness to SpongeBob's hints for him to at least attempt to look for a new job. In "Banned in Bikini Bottom," after the Krusty Krab is closed down, rather than trying to search for himself a new job, he waits around with SpongeBob watching Mr. Krabs wallow in depression. In "Goodbye, Krabby Patty," after getting officially fired from the Krusty Krab, Squidward takes pettiness to this, but sees this as an opportunity to follow his dreams, only to find out that he needs better experience than 17 years as a cashier. Yet rather than trying to actually search for a better job, he begs for SpongeBob help him get employed at the Krusty Krab Museum. The most recent example is "The Check-Up" when a nurse threatens to have the Krusty Krab permanently closed, Squidward ends up deciding to help SpongeBob rather than ditching to let him do it himself, stating that if the Krusty Krab is closed down, he would "have to get a real job."

One of the reasons why Squidward is often arrogant and bad-tempered is having to put up with SpongeBob's boisterous behavior, which sometimes leads him to make plans to get him to stop, although sometimes, either as a result of his own arrogance or carelessness, his plans backfire on him.

Despite his grumpy nature, Squidward does have a caring heart deep down, and when he realizes his plans have caused either harm or emotional pain to those he ridiculed, he is quick to realize the error of his ways and make up for it while he can. Occasionally, such as in "Krab Borg," Squidward is seen teaming up with SpongeBob, or even caring about him.

Rivalry side


Angry Squidward.

Squidward has a considerable antagonistic side, frequently taking advantage of the situation to keep SpongeBob from tormenting him, which only backfires and worsens.

  • In "Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost," when SpongeBob and Patrick believe they have killed Squidward and that he is now a ghost, he takes advantage of this by making them his slaves. Eventually, SpongeBob and Patrick, after reading a magazine about the Flying Dutchman's death, get the idea that Squidward is being mean and angry because he was never put to rest. SpongeBob and Patrick attempt to bury Squidward, which ultimately brings him to confess that he is actually alive. However, SpongeBob and Patrick still think that Squidward is a ghost in denial and send him to the "great beyond" by trapping him in a bubble, which floats up into the sky where the pelicans are.
  • In "Employee of the Month," both Squidward and SpongeBob viciously compete to see who will hold the new Employee of the Month award, also setting up traps for one another.
  • In "Fools in April," Squidward gets annoyed with SpongeBob pulling playful and harmless pranks on people at the Krusty Krab, and pulls a very cruel and harmful prank on SpongeBob in retaliation.
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    Squidward shocked about April Fool's Day.

    Squidward then laughs at him when he comes out of the trash, which makes SpongeBob run out of the restaurant sobbing hysterically, and the Bikini Bottomites turn on him. Squidward tries to apologize, but he is physically unable to apologize until the very end of the episode, where SpongeBob has the last laugh: all of his friends were standing behind him in his house and witnessed Squidward's apology. As a result, Squidward suffers a mental breakdown and runs off back to his house laughing maniacally after shouting that he had just fooled them as well.
  • In "Can You Spare a Dime?," Squidward accepts SpongeBob's offer to live in his house until he finds a new job. However, he takes advantage of SpongeBob's hospitality by lying in bed all day and essentially making SpongeBob his domestic slave, staying so long that he not even attempts to find a job. This eventually proves too much for SpongeBob, who becomes angry with Squidward, who soon begins aggressively giving Squidward obvious hints to get a job, which Squidward doesn't notice. Eventually, SpongeBob confronts Mr. Krabs in an attempt to force him to give Squidward his job back, and in the process accidentally reveals that Mr. Krabs' first "dime" was in his pants the whole time, and that Squidward did not steal it.
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Squidward forces SpongeBob to spoil him.

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Squidward makes fun of SpongeBob.

  • In "Grandma's Kisses," Squidward and the customers at the Krusty Krab ruthlessly tease SpongeBob for having a kiss on his forehead given by his grandma. At the end of the episode, it is shown that they have been spying on SpongeBob with his grandma through her house's window and laughing at them.
  • In "The Lost Mattress," while retrieving the mattress, Squidward nearly threatened to murder SpongeBob, and then he used him and Patrick as "worm bait." However, Squidward becomes the worm's prey.
  • In "Funny Pants," SpongeBob's laughing annoys him to no end, so Squidward tells SpongeBob that he had a "laugh box" that would burn up if he laughed within 24 hours and could never laugh again. SpongeBob eventually thinks he lost his laugh and goes into "spiraling depression," which proves to be too much for Squidward to handle.
  • In "Krusty Towers," he makes several ridiculous requests with the purpose of driving Mr. Krabs crazy.
  • In "Good Ol' Whatshisname," Squidward steals What Zit Tooya's wallet, runs a red light in front of a police officer, gets arrested, and is sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • In "The Splinter," Squidward tells SpongeBob that Mr. Krabs will have to kick him out for getting a splinter at work.
  • In "Professor Squidward" Squidward impersonates Squilliam, but the principal finds a real Squilliam and then Squidward is arrested and thus sent to jail.
  • In "I ♥ Dancing," Squidward gets jealous that SpongeBob has an audition in a musical, and "teaches" him how to dance in order to steal the spot for himself, training SpongeBob to the point of exhaustion. While he wins, he is to star in Squilliam's musical, and is forced to train to perform a dance that SpongeBob had performed earlier, with Squilliam clearly planning to run him ragged just as Squidward had done to SpongeBob.
  • In "Sponge-Cano!," he scolds everyone in the Krusty Krab and yells at SpongeBob for humming.
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Squidward steals a wallet.

  • In "That Sinking Feeling," he tries to separate SpongeBob and Patrick by drawing a line, and later, he threatens to kill them on the count of three if his house is not back to normal.
  • In "New Fish in Town," Squidward pushes SpongeBob's, Patrick's, and Howard's houses down a trench.
  • In "Restraining SpongeBob," Squidward has a restraining order placed on SpongeBob to keep him away from him. When Patrick begins to annoy Squidward far worse than SpongeBob, he releases SpongeBob and adds Patrick to said restraining order.
  • In "Little Yellow Book," Squidward reads SpongeBob's work diary in front of the customers, which hurts SpongeBob's feelings. He sees that he has been known as a "diary thief," but does not feel bad until his house is repossessed. Later, he even reads SpongeBob's personal diary.
  • In "Don't Look Now," SpongeBob and Patrick saw a scary horror movie; Squidward pretends to be the Fisherman from said movie to play a cruel joke on them. As a result, SpongeBob and Patrick misinterpret the Fisherman eating Squidward, they in reality end up injuring Squidward.
  • In "Yeti Krabs," Squidward arrogantly attacks the Yeti Krab when he thinks it is Mr. Krabs in disguise and nearly puts Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, and himself in danger.
  • In "Sold!," after knowing that SpongeBob and Patrick think Nick Fishkins has bought their homes, Squidward lies that a 14-member family has moved into SpongeBob's pineapple and an eight-member rock band with several instruments has moved into Patrick's rock. When SpongeBob and Patrick come to their old houses, he puts on outfits to match the characters that he made up. This exhausts him, and SpongeBob and Patrick flip Squidward's house. Nick Fishkins later comes by, and Squidward's house is "Not Sold." SpongeBob and Patrick then return to their homes.
  • In "The Whole Tooth," Squidward antagonizes SpongeBob and Patrick's belief in the tooth fairy. At night when SpongeBob tries to take Patrick's baby tooth to the tooth fairy, Squidward attempts to trick Patrick into thinking that SpongeBob betrayed him. But his plan fails when SpongeBob shows them who the tooth fairy really is. As punishment for trying to ruin their friendship, Squidward is forced to eat chum meat, which makes him lose all of his teeth.
  • In "Mermaid Pants," SpongeBob and Patrick made a supervillain lair for Squidward and Mr. Krabs as part of their game of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. However, Squidward takes advantage of his supervillain role and tries to kill SpongeBob and Patrick by dipping them into the fryer in a desperate attempt to get them out of his life. But luckily, SpongeBob and Patrick foil his plan at the last moment and make Squidward fall into the fryer instead.
  • In "Unreal Estate," Squidward breaks into SpongeBob's house at night to infest it with pepper so that SpongeBob will think he's allergic to his house, which he aims that SpongeBob will leave to another house. However, this changes when he himself finds the perfect house for him, which makes him stay in that house and makes SpongeBob stay in his old neighborhood, away from his new house.
  • In "Mimic Madness," Squidward, along with Plankton, intended on hurting SpongeBob in order to make him stop mimicking others. However, Patrick demanded them to leave him alone.

Scapegoat side

Despite Squidward's antagonist side, he has been blamed many times for things that were not his fault.

  • In "Your Shoe's Untied," SpongeBob keeps tripping over his untied shoelaces, making dozens of Krabby Patties fly into Squidward's mouth. The customers blame him for eating the food, even when Squidward tells them it was SpongeBob's fault.
  • In "Squid on Strike," Squidward is outraged, and goes on strike due to Mr. Krabs instead of paying him for his "work" made him pay Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob tags along so as to get their jobs back but he destroys the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs then makes both of them work to pay off the damages, despite the fact that Squidward did not play a part in demolishing the Krusty Krab.
  • In "Krab Borg," Mr. Krabs yells at Squidward for tying him up and destroying his items, even though SpongeBob had a hand in it and was the one who convinced Squidward that Mr. Krabs was a robot in the first place. In fact, the only reason SpongeBob is let off the hook was that he had to "feed Gary."

No one gives a care about the fate of labor as long as they can get their instant gratification.

  • In "Can You Spare a Dime?," Mr. Krabs blames Squidward for stealing his missing dime since he was near the cash register. This causes Squidward to quit his job, lose everything, and drive SpongeBob mad. It is soon revealed that Mr. Krabs' dime was in his pocket the entire time, and Squidward was hired back. Even so, he later accused Squidward for putting the dime in his pants, and history repeated itself.
  • In "The Lost Mattress," he wrote Mr. Krabs a card saying that he got him a new mattress even though it was all SpongeBob and Patrick's idea. However, he actually caused Krabs to go into a "Cash Coma" because all his money was in the old mattress. He was then forced by the police to get the mattress back. However, this could count as karmic punishment, since he wanted to take credit for SpongeBob and Patrick's work.
  • In "Good Neighbors," SpongeBob and Patrick interrupt Squidward's Sunday morning by trying to be "good neighbors." Squidward then installs a security system to keep them away from him. However, it malfunctions causing his house to come to life and destroy the town. After it had been turned off, he was given a sentence to community service every Sunday despite how he had little control over his house's actions.
  • In "Cephalopod Lodge," SpongeBob and Patrick follow Squidward to a secret club of his thus causing him to be kicked out, when he really did not know they were even coming. In fact, he carefully checked his surroundings to try to avoid this.
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Squidward annoyed because of SpongeBob's deliberate insulting

  • In "Boating Buddies," Squidward was being annoyed by SpongeBob, so he got in his boat and attempted to drive away. However, SpongeBob accidentally causes Squidward to crash, thus sending him to Mrs. Puff's Boating School. He was then injured many times due to SpongeBob’s bad driving, thus he was unable to take the test despite the fact that he knew the right answers.
  • In "Truth or Square," he, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs were stuck in the air vents. Patrick then took out a radio that he "borrowed" from Sandy. He then tried calling for help, but he did not know how to use it. Therefore, Squidward used it to call Sandy. However, Sandy then accused him of stealing it from her.
  • In "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful," Squidward was given eight tickets to community service by the end of the episode even though he never actually littered.
  • In "Sentimental Sponge," SpongeBob becomes a hoarder off the idea that random garbage holds valuable memories. He later throws it into Squidward's yard. This angers Squidward, and he ends up calling the police on SpongeBob. They then condemn SpongeBob's house for being unsanitary, and then Squidward's for being covered in his garbage even though none of it was Squidward's, nor was he a hoarder.
  • In "The Googly Artiste," Patrick becomes famous off his "art," and Mr. Krabs becomes mad at him for making his art from Krabby Patties in which he sold for more money than he bought them for. He then said he was just following Squidward's advice, thus getting Squidward into trouble. However, that was not what Squidward meant when he was giving "advice."
  • In "Fiasco!," he was sent to prison when he really did not do anything bad at all. He led the police to SpongeBob's house saying that SpongeBob, Patrick, and Gary are making noise. In fact, he actually did the police a favor by leading them to Plankton, who stole the famous art piece Fiasco.

Artistic side


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Squidward playing his clarinet

An avid patron of the arts, Squidward has a strong affection for interpretive dance, sculpting, painting, and playing the clarinet. However, he seems to have almost no talent for any of them whatsoever, although he does play the clarinet beautifully at the end of the "Christmas Who?," at the end of "Bubblestand," and in "The Two Faces of Squidward." He has often tried to impress the public with his artistic exhibitions, but is always either unrecognized, mocked by his audience, or upstaged by SpongeBob. Squidward always wants to be the center of attention but rarely ever is. In "Best Day Ever," he had a concert where he played beautifully and received thunderous applause from the audience. SpongeBob was on the VIP list for it, which is ironic, considering Squidward's intense hatred for him. Squidward also misses many chances to become famous, even in his dreams.

His lack of talent seems to go all the way back to when he was a kid: in "Lost and Found," it is revealed in a flashback that Squidward was a kazoo player in elementary school and that his classmates found his music so bad that they all ran out of school, despite Squidward thinking he excelled in playing the instrument.

All of his artwork, from sculptures to paintings, depicts himself in a way, even repainting existing works to include his own face. He surrounds himself with said art throughout his house, a clear indication of his narcissist tendencies. These arts have occasionally been admired greatly by Patrick and SpongeBob, but are universally hated by the rest of Bikini Bottom.

He has tried several things to reach the fame he desires: hosting a talent show, starting his own astrology spin-off, forming a band, and so on, yet he cannot seem to get much of a following.

Bad but good art

Despite Squidward said to be a bad talentless artist, his art has been turned down many times for something that ironically was not as good.

In "Sleepy Time," Squidward is in his dream playing his clarinet to the king. SpongeBob then causes Squidward to break his clarinet by accident, and thus Squidward is forced to use SpongeBob as a replacement. It sounds horrible but everyone loves it.

In "Squid Wood," Squidward becomes jealous of Mini Squidward when he was "stealing his life" by doing all the same artistic things Squidward himself did, but Squidward was always turned down for Mini Squidward despite the fact that they were both doing exactly the same things.

In "The Masterpiece," Squidward made a large statue of Mr. Krabs to eliminate the competition of the Sea Chicken Shack; however, it was turned down, and was replaced by the real Mr. Krabs.

In "The Googly Artiste," Squidward made a statue of himself, which was turned down by an art critic. Patrick then made a pet rock and Squidward was turned down for said rock.

Good art

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Squidward's excellent bubble

Despite his reputation for being a "bad artist," Squidward has made art that people have actually enjoyed.

In "Bubblestand," Squidward blew a huge bubble by using the "technique," and successfully played the clarinet by playing jazz music.

In "Artist Unknown," Squidward goes crazy in the end, and creates a great statue in the process.

In "Best Day Ever," Squidward does a clarinet concert in which people seem to enjoy.

In "The Two Faces of Squidward," Squidward becomes handsome after a face injury caused by SpongeBob.

In "Giant Squidward," Squidward gets a new clarinet that sounds good.

In "Suction Cup Symphony," Squidward has an orchestra perform a song he wrote to Bikini Bottom.


Squidward almost freezing to death.

Criminal record

Squidward sometimes breaks the law, causing him to go to jail in some episodes. Besides Mr. Krabs and Plankton, he has committed numerous crimes and has reasons why he gets sent to jail. Most such occasions usually happen accidentally or unwittingly in the case of malice, although he sometimes likes to be in prison so he can get away from his neighbors and job.

  • Art fraud: In "Artist Unknown," Squidward takes credit for creating the David statue when SpongeBob is the actual creator. His motive was to impress the art appraiser.
  • Assault: In "Jellyfishing," Squidward unleashes a jellyfish in a jar with the intent to make it sting SpongeBob and Patrick, in retaliation for making him get stung by the Queen Jellyfish. In "Pizza Delivery," Squidward brutally smacks Tom in the face with the pizza box for refusing to eat it without a drink. In "Fools in April," Squidward pulls a very cruel and harmful prank on SpongeBob that physically assaults him while under the manipulation of a rope tied to him. In "Can You Spare a Dime?," Squidward strangles Mr. Krabs' eyelids out of distaste for his accusations. In "Suction Cup Symphony," Squidward kicks SpongeBob and Patrick out of his window so hard to the point of fracturing the latter's buttock bones. In "Squid Defense," Squidward is arrested on charges of assault towards the creepy creeper, who was just an innocent person trying to return his groceries. However, in this case, it was an accident as Squidward was deceived by the man's criminal attire and was thus using self-defense. In "Yeti Krabs," Squidward arrogantly beats up the Yeti Krab, believing him to be Mr. Krabs in disguise.
  • Attempted assault: In "Mermaid Pants," Squidward is about to attack SpongeBob and Patrick with a rake for ruining his garden, but is halted when the Krusty Krab emergency alarm goes off.
  • Attempted murder: In "Dying for Pie," Squidward buys an explosive pie to give to SpongeBob for Employee Brotherhood Day, oblivious to the fact that it is infused with a bomb; SpongeBob allegedly consumes it, only to reveal toward the ending that he had it in his pocket the whole time to share with Squidward. Although Squidward tried to make the last hours of SpongeBob's life meaningful, he expresses anger upon discovering that SpongeBob never actually ate the pie, heavily implying that Squidward wanted him to die from that incident. In "The Lost Mattress," Squidward tries to get SpongeBob and Patrick eaten by the guard worm at the dump by having them trespass the fence while dressed up in steak suits. In "The Curse of Bikini Bottom," Squidward lends his lawn mower to SpongeBob and Patrick out of hope that they kill themselves with it. In "Sportz?," he creates a malicious sports game for them to play in an attempt to get them killed. In "Scavenger Pants," Squidward makes up a really difficult scavenger hunt in hopes of getting SpongeBob and Patrick killed. After several failed attempts, he makes the game harder when he cruelly lied about having a long-lost brother. His plan initially succeeded as it took them months to find his "long-lost brother." But when SpongeBob and Patrick arrive back, Squidward gets the punishment he deserves when Mrs. Tentacles reveals to have adopted them as foster brothers, much to his chagrin.
  • Attempted theft: In "Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom," Squidward attempts to steal SpongeBob's Kelpy G concert tickets for his own luxury of enjoying the concert.
  • Bankruptcy fraud: In "Chum Fricassee," when Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob sneak into the Chum Bucket to end Plankton's scheme, Squidward obstructs it and gives them a spot in the bathroom, thus putting them in bankruptcy.
  • Breaking and entering: In "Just One Bite," Squidward's desperation to eat a Krabby Patty enforces his insomnia, so he breaks into the Krusty Krab at 3:00 AM to gain entrance to the patty vault. In "Unreal Estate," he breaks into SpongeBob's house at night to fill his alarm clock with pepper. He does the same thing in "Chatterbox Gary" to steal the translation collar.
  • Civil disobedience: Squidward and SpongeBob start a strike against Mr. Krabs in "Squid on Strike" by protesting his abuse of authority.
  • Cruelty to animals: In "I Was a Teenage Gary," Squidward is too focused on enjoying his vacation away from SpongeBob and Patrick to feed Gary. This results in a negative impact on Gary's health and even nearly leads to his death, however Squidward eventually takes action by feeding him a mass amount of snail food before SpongeBob gets home, to no avail. Gary is eventually cured when he drinks from his water bowl.
  • Disturbing the peace: In "Slide Whistle Stooges," Squidward goes on a psycho spree and runs around town bragging to the citizens about his slide whistle, intent on annoying and intimidating them. In "Sweet and Sour Squid," Squidward's disastrous clarinet playing creates a mass noise disturbance throughout town, prompting the authorities' arrival. However, Plankton is falsely accused of committing the act and is thus sent to jail instead of Squidward.
  • Encouraging a crime: In "Wet Painters," Squidward convinces SpongeBob and Patrick that destroying the Krusty Krab and hurting themselves will attract customers, leading them to do just that. In "The Lost Mattress," Squidward encourages SpongeBob and Patrick to trespass the fence of the junkyard. In "Gullible Pants," he encourages SpongeBob to trash the Krusty Krab, serve food with his unsanitary feet, and damage its property all while testing his gullibility.
  • Endangerment: In "The Lost Mattress," Squidward was threatened to rot in jail, because he replaced Mr. Krabs' mattress and thus lead him to fall into a coma-like state. While admittedly SpongeBob and Patrick's fault, Squidward did attempt to take credit for them buying Mr. Krabs a new mattress. He is also responsible for endangering and eventually hospitalizing SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs during his revenge on the latter in "Krusty Towers."
  • False imprisonment: In "Employee of the Month," Squidward and SpongeBob set up many traps for each other all while facing a vicious competition to see who will win the Employee of the Month award. This doubles as sabotage.
  • Food safety violation: In episodes where Squidward is put behind the grill whenever SpongeBob is missing, he has shown himself to be an incompetent fry cook, often burning the food instead of cooking it, which affects the health of its consumers. This is shown in "Pickles," "Hooky," and "SpongeBob LongPants." In "Chum Fricassee," it is revealed by Grandma Tentacles that Squidward undercooked her fricassee, thus poisoning the customers.
  • Identity theft/False identity: In "Slimy Dancing," Squidward cheats during the dance show by hiding in SpongeBob's body and using the latter's physical identity and talents to win the trophy. In "Professor Squidward," Squidward impersonates Squilliam Fancyson while exercising his power as a music teacher, preceding his arrest by the police. In "Sold!," after knowing that SpongeBob and Patrick think Nick Fishkins has bought their homes. Squidward lies that a 14-member family has moved into SpongeBob's pineapple and an 8-member rock band with several instruments has moved into Patrick's rock. When SpongeBob and Patrick come to their old houses, he puts on outfits to match the characters that he made up.

    Squidward stealing Mr. What Zit Tooya's wallet

  • Indecent exposure/Public nudity: In "Bossy Boots," he rips his Kuddly Krab uniform off in anger, revealing his private areas. This results in a police officer placing a ticket on his crotch.
  • Littering: In "Squid on Strike," he throws his work hat on the Krusty Krab property, resulting in Officer John Slugfish giving him a ticket for littering.
  • Lying: In "Accidents Will Happen," he fakes his injury and lies to Mr. Krabs for the sole purpose of seeking sympathy and having an excuse to not work. He does this again in "Squiditis," where he lies to Mr. Krabs about having the eponymous disease to have a day off.
  • Medical terrorism: In "Unreal Estate," Squidward causes SpongeBob to develop allergies due to filling his foghorn alarm clock with pepper the previous night, spreading the aroma all over his house.
  • Privacy invasion: In "Little Yellow Book," Squidward reads SpongeBob's diary to the public twice in order to embarrass and intimidate him, as well as gain some publicity. He is held captive by the police for doing this the first time, but that doesn't stop him from reading the diary a second time. He gets thrown tomatoes at by the Bikini Bottom townspeople, but Squidward doesn't care because he succeeded in humiliating SpongeBob and gaining attention.
  • Property damage: In "Krab Borg," Squidward and SpongeBob--believing him to be a robot--destroy many of Mr. Krabs' valuables until he makes a confession. In "Skill Crane," Squidward's final success in winning from the toy claw machine goes to his head and influences him to use a construction crane; his out-of-control usage of said crane leads to the demolition of the future site of a mall, and eventually the Krusty Krab. In "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?," Squidward destroys Sandy's Sponge-Tracker to decrease the chances of SpongeBob returning to Bikini Bottom. In "Patrick! The Game," Squidward, out of jealousy, destroys the game board for Patrick's game, which lands him in real jail.
  • Public health violation: In "Sentimental Sponge," Squidward is almost arrested by the sanitation police for having his house full of garbage, although this was mostly SpongeBob's fault for hoarding so much trash that he ran out of space in his own house.
  • Resisting arrest: In "Good Ol' Whatshisname," Squidward tries to avoid being arrested by running away from a police officer on his tail.
  • Running past a stop sign: In "Good Ol' Whatshisname" and "Boating Buddies," Squidward runs past a stop sign.
  • Sabotage: In "Employee of the Month," Squidward and SpongeBob try to sabotage each others' chances of winning the Employee of the Month award by attempting to make one another late for work. At the end of "Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom," Squidward tries to ruin SpongeBob and Kelpy G's moment on stage by joining in, but is removed by security.
  • Slavery: In "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost," SpongeBob and Patrick believe that they killed Squidward and that he has turned into a ghost; Squidward takes advantage of this situation by making SpongeBob and Patrick his slaves.
  • Stalking: In "Grandma's Kisses," Squidward and the townsfolk look through Grandma SquarePants' window to laugh at SpongeBob's affection for his grandmother. In "Good Ol' Whatshisname," Squidward chases after Mr. What Zit Tooya to steal his driver's license and learn his name.
  • Theft: Squidward steals What Zit Tooya's wallet in "Good Ol' Whatshisname," which he is sentenced to 10 years in prison for doing. In "Slimy Dancing," he attempts to steal the dance trophy after being criticized by the judges, only to be thrown out by the security. He attempted to steal the trophy again by controlling SpongeBob's movements and cheating the competition. In "Little Yellow Book," Squidward steals SpongeBob's diary as it is left out in the kitchen. He also breaks into SpongeBob's house at night to steal the chatterbox translation collar in "Chatterbox Gary."
  • Threat: In "The Lost Mattress," he threatens to kill SpongeBob if he and Patrick doesn't bring Mr. Krabs' old mattress back, but was immediately stopped by the police officer. In "That Sinking Feeling," Squidward threatens to kill SpongeBob and Patrick if they keep his house sunk to the ground. In "Big Sister Sam," he tantalizes Sam and threatens to dispose her. However, the disputes lead him or his stuff demolished, especially to the fact when Squidward tries to bulldoze her and Patrick, yet Sam was strong enough to demolish SpongeBob's house instead. In "Don't Look Now," Squidward plays a cruel prank on SpongeBob and Patrick by dressing up as The Fisherman and threatening to take their lives while traumatizing the duo. In "Mimic Madness," Squidward, along with Plankton, intended on hurting SpongeBob in an attempt to stop his mimicking, but is prevented by Patrick when he convinces them to leave SpongeBob alone.
  • Torture: In "Krab Borg," SpongeBob and Squidward are suspicious that Mr. Krabs is a robot, so they tie him to a chair and destroy his valuables until he confesses.
  • Trespassing: In "The Sewers of Bikini Bottom," Squidward and SpongeBob invade the sewers without governmental or authoritative approval, although they did it to retrieve the safe, so this can be justified.
  • Truancy: In "Squid's Day Off," Squidward ditches his shift to embrace the freedom of Mr. Krabs not being around to control him. He does the same thing in "Sanctuary!," repeating his words of, "Any idiot can do it."
  • Worker's right violation: Squidward has a frequent tendency to sleep during his shift out of refusal to do his job, as well as disrespect Mr. Krabs' authority and bully the customers and his co-worker. In "Can You Spare a Dime?," Squidward disrespects his boss' authority by strangling his eyelids and scolding him over his accusations. In "Gullible Pants," Squidward manipulates SpongeBob into damaging the Krusty Krab's property, trashing it, and serving food with his unsanitary feet. Squidward is only a cashier, so he does not have the authority to act like a boss towards SpongeBob. Also, when the customer refuses to eat the pizza in "Pizza Delivery" without his drink, Squidward forces him to do so by smacking him in the face with the box.
  • Workplace bullying: In "Fools in April," fed up with his constant laughter and pulling of innocent pranks, Squidward retaliates by pulling a harmful and cruel prank on SpongeBob that has him be the center of the customers' attention and physically assaults and humiliates him while under a rope's manipulation. In "Grandma's Kisses," Squidward joins the customers in ruthlessly teasing SpongeBob about his love for his grandmother. In "Little Yellow Book," he reveals sensitive information about SpongeBob at the Krusty Krab to humiliate and harass him.


Squidward works as the cashier at the Krusty Krab, along with his co-worker, SpongeBob SquarePants. He not only hates his duties but the Krusty Krab itself, and he performs his job rather poorly and with a lack of enthusiasm. He also frequently behaves rudely to the customers. He has often expressed a desire to be fired or simply quit, but never makes good on it. While he initially only seems to work there because he needs the money, he seems to only be there out of pure laziness of getting a different job as the series progresses.

In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Squidward is manager of the Krusty Krab 2 for six days, although due to Plankton's invasion of Bikini Bottom, the new restaurant is not in service during this time. It is also shown here that Squidward actually cares about what happens to the Krusty Krab and the Krabby Patty formula when he discovers Plankton selling Krabby Patties and threatens to report him to King Neptune. In "Selling Out," Squidward works as the waiter for Krabby O'Monday's. He was forced to maintain a false state of happiness, or else face "Human Resources," a thug in the back of the building.

Squidward has also been:

Captain magma

Captain Magma.

Near-death experiences

Squidward has had many injuries and near-death experiences. He is one of the most unfortunate characters, and is in some way hurt in a majority of his appearances. He is shown to be an underdog, a person who almost never wins. SpongeBob does not cause a lot of Squidward's near death-experiences, but Patrick does. In some episodes, he caused his own near-death experiences, such as breaking his own "laugh box," falling into a volcano, freezing himself almost to death, suffocating himself with three pillows on his head, and eating too many Krabby Patties and exploding. He almost froze to death in "Frozen Face-Off." He is also almost always injured by his bad karma. An example of this is in "My Pretty Seahorse" when he says "Remember your karma," while being upset at SpongeBob. He quickly has a bike wreck, falls off a cliff, and then explodes. He is also allergic to seaberries, as seen in "Restraining SpongeBob."
Squidward ate too many Krabby Patties

Squidward ate too many patties

Creation and development

This was stated in various interviews and audio commentaries with creator Stephen Hillenburg and a few voice actors.

Stephen Hillenburg quotes the following: "Squidward is an octopus, despite the fact that he's called a squid," "It was easier for animation to draw him with six legs instead of eight."

He quotes: "Squidward's name is a portmanteau of the word 'squid' and the name 'Edward.'"


SpongeBob SquarePants

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Squidward kicks SpongeBob and Patrick out of his destroyed house.

SpongeBob is the character Squidward interacts with the most, and is also the one he dislikes more than the rest, often trying to avoid him at all costs.

The main reason for Squidward's massive dislike for SpongeBob's existence is because SpongeBob can be extremely annoying towards Squidward, but SpongeBob is unaware of this, and thus continues to irritate him.

Their relationship is somewhat complicated. While SpongeBob sees Squidward as one of his best friends, this is mostly one-sided, although Squidward occasionally shows sympathy towards him; this is seen in episodes such as "Pizza Delivery" and "Christmas Who?." Squidward also admired SpongeBob's selfless bravery against the Flying Dutchman in "Born Again Krabs." Later, in "SpongeBob, You're Fired!," Squidward fought off four crazed restaurant owners to rescue SpongeBob and later admitted that as much he hates him, he hates the smell of burnt Krabby Patties more before giving him a heartfelt plea to return to the being the fry cook at the Krusty Krab. In the episode "SB-129," Squidward says that he misses everything, including SpongeBob. Sometimes, he is in need of SpongeBob's help, as shown in "Skill Crane."

Mr. Krabs

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Squidward is angry at Mr. Krabs.

Squidward does not seem to mind Mr. Krabs, but he can sometimes lose patience with him, usually when he is a cheapskate. In "Born Again Krabs," he chastises Mr. Krabs for selling SpongeBob's soul for pocket change. He also gets outraged when Mr. Krabs blames something on him. Regardless, Squidward and Mr. Krabs have been working together for a long time and the two have developed a decent relationship. However, their relationship seems to have taken a turn for the worst as the series progresses, with Mr. Krabs becoming more immoral and greedy, and Squidward angrier and grumpier.

Patrick Star

Throughout the series, Squidward is shown to have a considerable dislike towards Patrick. As with Mr. Krabs, this hatred overall seem to have taken a turn for the worse in later seasons. In "Restraining SpongeBob," Squidward is very annoyed with Patrick when he would stalk him, ask stupid questions, and use his clarinet to clean the bathroom.

Their relationship in general is awkward; unlike SpongeBob, Patrick notices Squidward's malice more often, and tends to contradict him more. Squidward in return is also more rude and disrespectful to Patrick than to SpongeBob. The two have even fought each other in some episodes due to their differences. However, Squidward sometimes hints he can tolerate Patrick more than SpongeBob.

While Squidward holds a massive hatred towards Patrick, he didn't seem to mind him before SpongeBob's arrival to their neighborhood. As shown in the TV special "Truth or Square," Squidward lived a happy life in Bikini Bottom, and even enjoyed his job at the Krusty Krab, only turning bitter and frustrated after SpongeBob moved. Additionally, in "No Hat for Pat," he wishes Patrick was SpongeBob before he tries to push him off the platform into a urchin bucket, hinting that even though he dislikes Patrick a lot, he hates SpongeBob far more.

In "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," he befriends him, because he saved his life, but quickly ditches him later.


Squidward and Plankton have an awkward relationship. They usually dislike each other. However, in the episodes "Sweet and Sour Squid" and "Chum Fricassee," they team up, although they remain enemies in the end.

Gary the Snail

Gary and Squidward have a complicated relationship. Gary annoys Squidward while Gary thinks Squidward is a jerk. However, Squidward does seem to have feelings for Gary as seen in "I Was a Teenage Gary." And they seem to sometimes share the same opinion about SpongeBob's annoying antics as Squidward once replied "Oh, tell me about it!" in "Giant Squidward." In "Are You Happy Now?," Gary seemed to be concerned for Squidward like SpongeBob was. In "That Sinking Feeling," Squidward was searching SpongeBob in his house and when he spotted Gary on the roof, he said "hi" to him.

Sandy Cheeks

Squidward and Sandy usually do not talk to each other, but in "SquidBob TentaclePants," she transformed Squidward and SpongeBob after being stuck together. Sandy is one of the few characters Squidward seems to have no problems with, although Sandy does seem to sometimes to find Squidward intolerable, such as his recent assault on a creepy crawler with karate for revenge instead of self-defense in "Squid Defense." She can also get a little rough because in "Patrick! The Game" when he was about to quit Sandy scolded him to get back in.


Squilvia is Squidward's girlfriend in "Love that Squid." In the episode, Squilvia visits the Krusty Krab and Squidward falls in love with her and gets nervous around her, so SpongeBob has to act as his wingman. SpongeBob tells Squilvia that Squidward likes her and manages to get Squidward a date with her. However, Squidward is unprepared to go on a date because he has not gone on one in years. Therefore, SpongeBob teaches Squidward how to act in a date by pretending to be his girlfriend and going on a simulated date.

After Squidward cannot take it anymore, he yells at SpongeBob. However, he does not realize that Squilvia has arrived for their date. Squidward then thinks that she would not go out with him because he yelled at SpongeBob. However, she likes that he stood up for himself. They then go on their date.


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Squilliam in his debut episode, "Band Geeks"

Squidward's arch-rival is Squilliam Fancyson, whom he first met in high school in band class, who, like all other octopuses on the show, looks and acts similar to Squidward, but wears a robe and has a unibrow. However, unlike Squidward, Squilliam is extremely successful in everything that Squidward has failed in, and is living Squidward's dream of being a wealthy celebrity artist with crowds of adoring fans, usually with many admirers following his presence. In Squilliam's debut episode, "Band Geeks," he calls Squidward, at his home, to once again, rub his success in his face, saying that his band is signed to play at the Bubble Bowl but cannot come, and sarcastically asks Squidward for his "band" to cover for them. Squidward, caught in the moment, claims that he does have a band and will play at the Bubble Bowl, forcing him to put together a band from the residents of Bikini Bottom. Thanks to SpongeBob, their performance turns out to be much better than Squilliam could have ever expected, causing him to have a heart attack.

Squilliam returns in the aptly named episode "Squilliam Returns," in which Squidward meets him and a crowd of his fans. Squilliam tries to embarrass Squidward by showing the crowd his lowly position as a cashier, but Squidward claims to own a five-star restaurant, and Squilliam agrees to take the group to dinner there, expecting this claim to be exposed as a lie. Squidward's attempts at converting the Krusty Krab into a five-star restaurant are initially unsuccessful, until he gets SpongeBob to clear his mind of everything "except fine dining and breathing." SpongeBob is able to turn the Krusty Krab into an extremely extravagant and fancy diner. Everything goes well until Squilliam, who is admittedly impressed, asks his waiter, SpongeBob, his name. SpongeBob, having erased everything else from his mind, forgets his own name and subsequently everything else, going insane and destroying the "fancy restaurant" environment, with the help of Mr. Krabs' disgusting "appetizer" coming to life.

Squilliam appears again in "House Fancy" where Squilliam calls Squidward to boast about how his enormous house was chosen as fanciest house on the show House Fancy. Squidward then calls the show's host and claims his house is better. Then with the help of SpongeBob, he attempts to make it look better but ultimately ends up destroying his house. The show’s host thinks this is a revolutionary house design, and for the second time, Squidward is able to beat Squilliam.

Love interests

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Squidward meets Squilvia.

  • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V," Squidward says "Ah, make out reef... good times, good times...," meaning he had been there when he was young with a love interest.
  • In "That's No Lady," Squidward and Mr. Krabs fall for Patrick, who was posing as a woman named Patricia because Patrick thought someone was trying to force him to leave Bikini Bottom.
  • In "Love That Squid," Squidward makes a date with another octopus named "Squilvia." 


Main article: 122 Conch Street
Squidward's House

Squidward's house.

Squidward lives in a house resembling an Easter Island moai. It is placed in between SpongeBob and Patrick's houses at 122 Conch Street, and the address was revealed in "Slide Whistle Stooges." It has been personified several times, such as in the episode "The Secret Box," where it seems to be peeking at SpongeBob and Patrick's talk. Despite Squidward's wish for peace and quiet, his two neighbors, SpongeBob and Patrick, make it nearly impossible, due to their high level of childish immaturity and silliness. If Squidward had the choice, he would move. He does so in "Squidville," but ultimately decides that he had moved somewhere even worse. In "Opposite Day," Squidward tried to move, but SpongeBob and Patrick caused the real estate agent who was originally trying to sell Squidward's house to leave angrily, so Squidward had to stay. He also moved in "Stanley S. SquarePants," because he had realized that there were "two of them" and he became horrified.

Squidward does not live alone; Snellie, his snail from "The Great Snail Race," is in residence with him. In "Can You Spare a Dime?," after quitting his job from the Krusty Krab, Squidward was homeless until SpongeBob found him living in a cardboard box and then he ends up living in SpongeBob's house. Squidward almost became homeless again in "Giant Squidward," when he turned into a giant. In the episode "Good Neighbors," Squidward's house becomes a living robot, due to a security system, and terrorizes Bikini Bottom.


  • "Go away before I harm you bodily." ("Christmas Who?")
  • "I QUIT!" (Various episodes)
  • "Everyone's a critic." (Various episodes)
  • "What are those Neanderthals up to?!" ("Have You Seen This Snail?")
  • "I've never been this happy in my life!" ("Enchanted Tiki Dreams")
  • "Oh no. SpongeBob. What could he possibly want?" (First line in the series, "Help Wanted")
  • "You can't fool me. I listen to public radio." ("The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie")
  • "I love to burst your bubble SpongeBob, but they're laughing at you, not with you." ("Grandma's Kisses")
  • "I was just fine until you lodged that ballistic junk food into my windpipe!" ("The Camping Episode")
  • "How did I ever get surrounded by such loser neighbors?" (Various episodes)
  • "Oh please!" (Various episodes)
  • "That's right SpongeBob. I might sneak up on you." ("Employee of the Month")
  • "Are you planning on ordering today, sir?" ("Pickles")
  • "Awww, Sponge, it's okay." ("Pizza Delivery")
  • "Well, this one's on the house!" ("Pizza Delivery")
  • "This is not a visit. You will get me my vacuum. And stop fluffing this pillow! ("Squid's Visit")
  • "...Mediocre?" ("Plankton!")
  • "This is idiotic." ("Enemy In-Law")
  • "I've never had a Krabby Patty and never will." ("Just One Bite")
  • "Oh please... I have no soul." ("Just One Bite")
  • "I hate neighbors." ("That Sinking Feeling")
  • "Does this look unsure to you?" ("Just One Bite")
  • "This is idiotic!" ("New Leaf")
  • "Too bad that didn't kill me." ("Band Geeks")
  • "People talk loud when they wanna act smart." ("Band Geeks")
  • "Well, I guess this will be the last time I can show my face in this town." ("Band Geeks")
  • "No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument." ("Band Geeks")
  • "Oh, my aching tentacles." ("Pizza Delivery")
  • "Shut your half-wit pieholes!" ("Club SpongeBob")
  • "I hate all of you." ("Karate Choppers")
  • "I guess I'd better apolo- *Gags*"("Fools in April")
  • "And what's doorknob number two been up to?" ("The Googly Artiste")
  • "Mother?!" (Fools in April)
  • "If I had a dollar for every brain you didn't have, I'd have one dollar!" ("Naughty Nautical Neighbors")
  • "No matter what sick fantasies run through my mind, I will not go back to that restaurant!" ("Squid's Day Off")
  • "Give me that!" ("Chocolate with Nuts")
  • "But this is my only night to be fancy." ("Chocolate with Nuts")
  • "Don't listen to him Squidward, remember your karma." ("My Pretty Seahorse")
  • "That lemon has three seeds. That's an odd number!" ("Can You Spare a Dime?")
  • "I hate my job." ("Spy Buddies")
  • "Mr. Tentacles has all the talent." ("Artist Unknown")
  • "I'll give him eleven minutes." ("Nature Pants")
  • "Did you find any of Patrick's gold?" ("The Battle of Bikini Bottom")
  • "Hello, my name is Squidward Tentacles, and my house is far fancier than that slob Squilliam's!" (House Fancy)
  • "Please tell me this isn't a joke!" ("Welcome to the Chum Bucket")
  • "Oh ho! My back!" (Naughty Nautical Neighbors)
  • "That was my cheese, it is supposed to smell like that, kelp for brains!" ("No Nose Knows")
  • "You two don't deserve to wear those fezzes!" ("Good Neighbors")
  • "I'm glad I don't eat here." ("Krabs à la Mode")
  • "I'm really glad I don't eat here." ("Krabs à la Mode")
  • "I hate neighbors." ("That Sinking Feeling")
  • "I bet they won't have....They have it! Canned Bread!" ("Squidville")
  • "You owe me big time for this, Mr. Krabs." ("Grandpappy the Pirate")
  • "This wouldn't be the first time you ruined everything." ("The Clash of Triton")
  • "I don't believe in ghosts!" ("Ghost Host")
  • "Now these neighbors know how to live!" ("Squidville")
  • "Oh no! He's hot!" ("Squilliam Returns")
  • "His favorite underpants!" ("Christmas Who?")
  • Squidward- "Patrick, exactly how dumb are you?" Patrick- "It varies." ("Tentacle-Vision")
  • I'm worried he just left with my paycheck. ("Money Talks")
  • Is mayonnaise an instrument? - Patrick; No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument. Horse radish is not an instrument, either. ("Band Geeks")
  • "Stand back! I have gardening tools! ("Squidville")
  • "Where's Mr. Krabs?!" ("Krab Borg")
  • "I think my heart just stopped." ("Your Shoe's Untied")
  • "This is pretty easy!" ("Pressure")
  • "I'm getting paid overtime for this, right, Mr. Krabs?" ("Krusty Krab Training Video")
  • "SpongeBob, that's a blender." ("Krab Borg")
  • "It's been great knowing you, SpongeBob. Good luck, somewhere else." ("Home Sweet Pineapple")
  • "That's not what I meant, you barnacle head!" ("Dying for Pie")
  • "Uh, the future? HUH? Wait, w-what's going on here? Why is" ("SB-129")
  • "Too bad SpongeBob's not here to enjoy SpongeBob not being here." ("The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie")
  • "Ah, Make-Out Reef. Good times, good times." ("Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V")
  • "Once again, I hate people." ("Sweet and Sour Squid")
  • "I'll buy the little twerp a gumball." ("Dying for Pie")
  • "I have arrived." ("Fools in April ")
  • "More like another nickel." ("Funny Pants")
  • "Hi, how are ya?" ("Not Normal")
  • "Don't say anything Squidward, remember your karma." ("My Pretty Seahorse")
  • "Tag! You're it!" ("Squidville")
  • "As of now, it's his responsibility!" ("Artist Unknown")
  • "I'll never be clean again!" ("The Clam Whisperer")
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  • In "Help Wanted," Squidward's skin color is light turquoise, but he became a bit of a darker turquoise for every episode after.
  • In the episode "Reef Blower," when SpongeBob sucks the water out of the ocean he is shown to be a shade of purple, but in other out of water appearances, such as The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, he is his normal shade of turquoise.
  • During October 2007, where Nickelodeon characters were shown dressed up as various monsters during commercial breaks, Squidward was dressed as what appears to be the Phantom of the Opera.
    • Squidward can also be seen dressed in a Santa costume during a "Happy Ha Ha Holidays" commercial, due to his portrayal of Santa Claus in "Christmas Who?" to avoid hurting SpongeBob's feelings.
  • Squidward is right-handed. This can be seen in several episodes, including "Artist Unknown" during the scene in which he tries to draw a circle.
  • Squidward has a distinct laugh, which always makes his nose inflate and deflate, much likely being a reference to the octopus's contractile mantle.
  • Squidward's height relative to Mr. Krabs changes depending on the episode. He occasionally appears to be much taller, but they are the same height counting Krabs' eyestalks in some other scenes.
  • In the Krusty Krab, Squidward sometimes has different jobs from his regular cashier job, usually replacing SpongeBob as fry cook when he is absent.
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A cameo of Squidward in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


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  4. ^ a b "Opposite Day." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. September 11, 1999. Television.
  5. ^ "Not Normal." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  6. ^ "The Play's the Thing" - Squidward: (referring to his birth) "Onto this world, an octopus was born."
  7. ^ "Sweet and Sour Squid" - Plankton: (to Squidward) "Cut the comedy, octopus!"
  8. ^ "Patrick! The Game" - Squidward: "But I don't have a finbone! I'm an octopus!"
  9. ^ "Lame and Fortune" - Customer: (looking at Squidward) "The octopus with the big nose just spit in your food?!"
  10. ^ "Case of the Sponge "Bob"" - Hillenburg: "This is Squidward the octopus... I liked the octopus for this character because they have such a large, bulbous head."
  11. ^ "Krab Borg." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  12. ^ "Boating Buddies." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  13. ^ "The Original Fry Cook." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  14. ^ Truth or Square." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. November 6, 2009. Television.
  15. ^ "Squidville." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  16. ^ "SB-129." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. December 31, 1999. Television.
  17. ^ On a calendar seen in the background of the chrome future, the date is stated to be March 6, 3017.
  18. ^
  19. ^ "The Googly Artiste." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  20. ^ Goodbye, Krabby Patty?
  21. ^ "Can You Spare a Dime?." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  22. ^ "Restraining SpongeBob." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  23. ^ "Once Bitten." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.

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Characters (VE)


SpongeBobPatrickSandySquidwardMr. KrabsPlanktonGary


Mrs. PuffPearlKarenMermaid ManBarnacle BoyLarry the LobsterSquilliam FancysonJohnny ElaineFlying DutchmanPatchy the PiratePotty the ParrotKing NeptunePainty the Pirate

Major Background

Bubble BassFredHaroldNat PetersonOld Man JenkinsSandalsTomNorma Rechid



Krusty Krab (VE)

Owner: Eugene H. Krabs

Major employees: SpongeBob SquarePantsSquidward Tentacles

Minor employees: JimPatrick StarSandy CheeksPearl KrabsGary the SnailCarlStanley S. SquarePantsNot SpongeBobMrs. PuffFrankPlanktonKaren PlanktonSpongeBot SteelPantsSpongeBob SquarePants copiesDoodleBobSquid DoodlePatriciaLord PoltergeistSheldon J. PlanktonMini PatrickDonut demonJellien Mr. KrabsJellien SquidwardJellien Patrick

Variations: 5-Star Krusty KrabKrusty FactoryKrusty Krab MuseumKrabby O'Monday'sKuddly KrabKrusty SpongeKrusty TowersIce-Skating RinkSecret Krusty KrabRusty KrabKrusty PlanktonGranny Plankton's Krabby PattiesBubbly Krab

Machines: Krusty Krab grillDeep fryerKrusty Krab dishwasherKrusty Krab freezerKrusty Krab cash registerDJ systemPatty GadgetTrash chuteKrusty Krab televisionPinch-o-MaticOn-time percentage machineSoda machineKrusty phone

Food: Krabby PattyCoral bitsDeluxe Krabby PattyEmergency Krabby PattiesKrabby Patty in a CanKrusty Kid's MealPipsqueak PattyKrusty DogsKelp friesMonster Krabby PattyKrusty Krab pizzaPattyChopper PattyJelly PattyNasty PattyPretty PattySponge PattySpongy PattiesTurkey PattyRelish PattyHash brownsExecutive TreatmentKrabby PâtéKrusty ChumKrabby SoupCrying JohnnyDozen Cryin' Cows on the FarmDouble Triple Bossy DeluxeKetchupMustardKrusty KetchupKelp KetchupMayonnaiseSea PotatoesSecret PattyRainbowgerAged PattyKing-Size Ultra Krabby SupremeTriple Krabby SupremeSquidward's Krabby PattyAll-Bun PattyTriple Krabby Patty with five scoops of ice creamPlanky PattyHot sauceLardButterCheesePicklesLettuceTomatoOnionsBunsRelishMilkshakeKrabby Patty BombDoodle Krabby PattyThe GaryNight PattyGreat pacific garbage patchSucker ShakeHowling RingsBubble Patty

Commercials: Krusty Krab CommercialKrusty Krab Commercial (old)Krusty Kids' Meal Commercial

Vehicles: Patty WagonMobile Krusty Krab

Other: Squidward's workstationPatty vaultKrusty Krab's red alert modeLost and FoundKrusty KateringKrusty Krab employee hatKrusty Krab advertisingKrusty Krab playsetMini Krusty Krab playsetKrusty Krab Industries Labor AgreementKrusty Krab Rule BookEmployee HandbookPatty PalThe Eugene Krabs Memorial Wishing WellUtensil standCondiment IslandKrusty Krab surveillance roomKrusty PoolKrusty Krab Talent ShowEating contest beltKrusty Krab drive-thruMr. Krabs' secret laboratoryNo Refunds signFace in the darknessJazz Free Zone signNosferatuBubble spatulaBubbly Krab employee hatBubbly Krab cash registerBubbly Krab workstation

Atlantis SquarePantis (VE)

Characters:Lord Royal HighnessAtlantean citizensCaptain of the Sea Ship AtlantisKnowledge MachineAtlantean RobotsRobot touristsRed AtlanteanYellow AtlanteanAtlantean royal guardNandoSpongeBob hallucinationAggressive Case of the SnifflesOrange GuardBubble SpongeBobDave (cave)GermsNorbluck 5Pedal-throwing robotMagenta thugPale anakiwa thugLight brown thugBlue thugGreen jellyfishGhost jellyfishBlack jellyfishMagma jellyfishDiamond JellyfishSteel JellyfishBrown tall fishPurple tug fishPontifexGigantic JellyfishRoyal Guard CommanderJelly StingerLawrence WhelkJohnny

Locations:AtlantisMuseum of AtlantisMuDriving You Nuts!SpongeBob's pineapple gardenMuSquirrel Museum of NutsSquirrel CityWhelk-MartJellyfish FieldsEncinoGasMusic StationNickelodeon Animation StudioBikini Bottom MuseumAtlantis PalacePlankton's DenAtlantis ParkAtlantis CliffsAtlantis SuburbsBikini BottomKelp ForestShip GraveyardThe Escape RouteThe Bubble RoomThe Art RoomThe Science RoomThe Armoury Room

Objects:Plankton's tankAtlantean amuletSea Ship AtlantisOldest living bubbleBlue jewelRed jewelGolden spatulaSheet musicMelody ShellsToolkitSpeed BoostersHooksAtlantis bubblesBubble Collector 2000Frampton Comes AliveSquidward tikiCanned BreadAnchor ArmsLeverTackTime ClockNut LauncherPaper clipConveyor beltsTreadmillYellow AnchorCombJellyfish netPink StarfishAnchorSquidward's clarinetGearSpongeBob StatuePatrick StatueSquidward StatueSandy StatueMr. Krabs Statue

Songs: The Bubble SongFueling the BusMr. Krabs' songSandy's songSquidward's songPlankton's SongGood-Bye, AtlantisBack in Encino

Shorts: Are We There Yet?Beware Flying JellyfishDocumenting Our Road Trip

Miscellaneous: DVDBookVideo gameMobile gameOnline gameAtlantis unofficial songSpongeBob's Director's CommentaryMy Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis SquareOffInside the SpongeBob Animation StudiosBehind the PantisBlitz GamesAltronSpongeBob Z-A CountdownPaparazzi ParadeSwapBob SpareFaceSea-Bay

WhoBob WhatPants (VE)
Part of Think Happy - The Year of the Sponge

Characters: The Bubble Poppin' BoysCheeseHead BrownPantsSandy's RobotMr. and Mrs. DollarLight purple sound effect fishLight yellow sound effect fishDark blue Bubble Poppin' Boy

Objects BubblesSponge-TrackerBest Friends Forever halvesHair sprayGreen Bubble Poppin Boy's HairComb

Locations: New Kelp CityEatTruck StopGames We PlayGas StationN.K.C. Bank

Shorts: What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Mr. Krabs)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Patrick)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Gary)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Sandy)

Miscellaneous: DVDBookMy Name is CheeseHead bookFor The Love of Bubbles bookOnline gameTheme songMobile game

SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One (VE)
Part of Think Happy - The Year of the Sponge

Characters: Jack Kahuna LagunaAwesome EddieBig GChipSilent StanTwitchNarratorThe Big OneDavy JonesCashyDolphinsDevil

ObjectsSandy's helicopterDavy Jones' lockerAlgae BettyAlgae FritterAlgae SaladSeaweed SaladBarnacle PieKrabby PieBarnacle PuddingSea Lice PuddingSludge PuddingBarnacle RingsKelp RingsButter BarnaclesCarrot CakeCheese StixCheesesteakCheez n' ShellsCherry FritterCoral BitsChili Coral BitsKelp FriesChili Kelp FriesChili Oyster SkinsChumboClam CustardClam LoafDingle PieDrift ToastEggs and Sea SlugsFish SticksFlotsam and AlgaeFootlongKelp DogSalty DogFriesYam FriesFried DriftwoodFried FlotsamFried Sea PicklesGreeniGreeniesGritsJellybagsSailor SlupKelp BallsKelp Bean SaladKelp BitsKelp PastaKelp ShakeSalty ShakeSludge ShakeKrab BruleeKrabby PizzaKrabbychangasKrabbyolisKrustaroniMinnow MealSilly MealTriple Patty SupremeMonday SundaeOnion SundaeNematodes in a BlanketNewburgOyster OmeletteSteak OmeletteOyster SkinsPowder WoodSand CakesSand DollarsSea Chicken NestSea Urchin StripsSeanut Butter and Jelly SandwichSludge PieSludge TartSmorgasbordSpaghettiSponge CakeTacosUrrchin NuggetsUrchin SplitWishboneAlgae BettyAlgae BettyAlgae FritterAlgae FritterAlgae SaladSeaweed SaladBarnacle PieKrabby PieBarnacle PuddingSea Lice PuddingSludge PuddingBarnacles RingsKelp RingsButter BarnaclesCarrot CakeCheese StixCheesesteakCheez n' ShellsCherry FritterCoral BitsChili Coral BitsKelp FriesChili Kelp FriesChili Kelp FriesChili Oyster SkinsChili Oyster SkinsChumboChumboClam CustardClam LoafDingle PieDrift ToastEggs and Sea SlugsFish SticksFlotsam and AlgaeFootlongKelp DogSalty DogFrench FriesFriesYam FriesFried DriftwoodFried FlotsamFried Sea PicklesGolden LoafGreeniesGritsJellybagsSailor SlupKelp BallsKelp Bean SaladKelp BitsKelp PastaKelp ShakeSalty ShakeSludge ShakeKrab BruleeKrabby PizzaKrabbychangasKrabbyolisKrustaroniMinnow MealSilly MealTriple Krabby SupremeMonday SundaeOnion SundaeNacho OystersNematodes in a BlanketNewburgOyster OmeletteSteak OmeletteOyster SkinsPowder WoodSalad BarSand CakesSand DollarsSea Chicken NestSea Urchin StripsSeanut Butter and Jelly SandwichSludge PieSludge TartSmorgasbordSpaghettiSponge CakeTacosUrchin NuggetsUrchin SplitWishbone

Locations:Kahmamoku CoveEspresso BarDutchman's Triangle

Shorts: Separation AnxietySurfing DreamsSpongeBoard

Miscellaneous: DVDBeach Party Cook-Off video gameJohnny DeppGnarly Rip CurlSurf's Up SpongeBob!Bruce BrownSpongeBob vs The Big One

SpongeBob's Truth or Square (VE)

Characters and actors: Painty the PirateRicky GervaisPatchy's momDevil PottyAngel PottyRosario DawsonEddie DeezenTriumph, the Insult Comic DogDr. KrabsLeBron JamesTina FeyWill FerrellOctopus cashierCamerafishBoom microphone operatorCraig FergusonRobin WilliamsThe 3 Point FowlThe Guy on the PennyThe QueenP!nkSir QuentinMr. TinderCameramanDirectorMimeOld sailorGoldfishWhaleTalking flowersNot SpongeBobWedding officiantLive-action whaleBlackbeardTenderizerPlanktoBotDemento BotSquidBotWee Yellow BotNosferatuSanta Claus

Locations: Krusty Krab122 Conch StreetSpongeBob's housePatrick Star's houseNickelodeon Animation StudioKrusty Krab freezer

Songs: A Day Like ThisKrabby Patty JingleRubber Hose RagWe've Got ScurvyOh, Krusty KrabBeautiful DreamerRejected theme songs

Objects: Regular TikiHover TikiExplosive TikiWater TikiHint TikiStone TikiJellyfish netBubblesBaby jellyfishSandy's iced tea glassMagic Conch shellHeart-shaped acornMopHot dogGolden spatulaSnellie's pet carrierSoda drinking hatWooden clarinetSquidward's paintsBellybutton lint earmuffsMermaid Man's beltAquaphoneMermaid Man & Barnacle Boy's ring boxKrabby PattyOpen 24 Hours signMr. Krabs' first dollarPatrick's alarm clockKarate gearVolcano SaucePicnic basketMr. Krabs' first dimeKrusty Towers BellFriendship ringRecipe for a Krabby PattyWalkie TalkieRolodexSquidward tiki

Shorts: BalloonsJuice ManTrafficThe Outfit

Miscellaneous: DVDVideo gamePC gameThe Great Escape bookGood Times!Burger King toys

Cephalopods (VE)

Octopus childrenOctopus sailorOrvilleMrs. TentaclesMr. TentaclesSquidetteSquidward TentaclesSquilliam FancysonSquidly TentaclesSquogRogerLodge leaderSquidward's cousinGrandma TentaclesKelpy GSquid massage therapistGerhard FishtrapHedvig FishtrapOctopus vendorDoctor NegativeSir CecilLab SquidwardUnnamed octopusSquidmundNew SquidwardSmellySquid the HorseSquilviaSquidabeth

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