The episode begins with Squidward waking up at 5:00 AM to watch Fab and Fancy on the channel known as Bikini Bottom Public Access. But, to his surprise, the show has been cancelled, and is replaced with Zeus the Guitar Lord. Squidward then finds out that they actually give TV shows to anyone. He then calls the network and gets his own TV show.
He is next seen at the Krusty Krab waiting happily to leave and get started on his show. SpongeBob overhears him talking and asks why he is so jittery. But Squidward plugs up his ears with Krabby Patties and leaves before SpongeBob can ask.
Squidward is at his house preparing for Squidward Chat. But SpongeBob then finds out and rushes to Squidward's house to tell him. He then brings Patrick in and they start messing up the show. Squidward tells them to leave, but they refuse to do so. Squidward then gives both of them jobs for the show. Patrick becomes the cameraman and SpongeBob controls the microphone, but they make the show even worse. Mr. Krabs finds out and uses the show as a free advertisement to promote his restaurant, the Krusty Krab. Sandy watches the show and then starts line-dancing on-air. Then Pearl watches the show and decides to show her cheerleading on-air. Plankton watches the show and thinks he could cause more damage with his ray gun. Once he appears, he starts firing his ray gun, which ruins the entire set.
Squidward tells them all to leave and asks them if this is some sort of housewarming. Larry overhears it and everybody comes into his house. The producer comes in and tells Squidward that the show is going great, but kicks a few people out, including Squidward. The show is then renamed Squidward's House Party, which does not include Squidward. Instead, it has Zeus the Guitar Lord hosting. It also has Patrick on the drums, Sandy and Pearl as back-up dancers, SpongeBob on electric keyboard, Mr. Krabs as advertisement, and Plankton as the special effects master. And the worst part is, Squidward just cannot seem to sleep because of all the noise.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
‣SpongeBob Theme (Version 2) - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card] ‣Solo Steel 2 - opening ‣ ? - "Our programming will begin shortly." ‣ ? - Nicolas Carr ["Bikini Bottom Public Access presents..."] ‣The Mad Hatter's Ball - Syd Dale ["Fab and Fancy!"] ‣Comic Walk (Nicolas Carr Version) - Nicolas Carr [Squidward makes coffee] ‣Rockin Hood - Nicolas Carr [Guitar Lord intro/shot of ad paper] ‣Comic Walk (Nicolas Carr Version) - Nicolas Carr [Squidward calls in] ‣New School - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [at the Krusty Krab] ‣Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets an idea] ‣Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [SpongeBob winks] ‣Sailor's Sting 2 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Okay, I'll tell you."] ‣Steel Sting (f) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward leaves] ‣ ? - Nicolas Carr ["Bikini Bottom Public Access presents..."] ‣Opening Trailer 2 - Syd Dale ["Squidward Chat! With your host, Squidward Tentacles."] ‣Aloha Oe - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [Gary watching TV] ‣Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob sees Squidward on TV] ‣Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Squidward's on TV?!"] ‣Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["TV?!"] ‣Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [SpongeBob and Patrick on TV] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick's mouth on TV] ‣Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [Patrick licking the camera lens] ‣ ? - David Farnon ["Sound man!"] ‣Seaweed - Steve Belfer [Patrick moving the camera up, down] ‣Monster Bug (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward ties Patrick to the camera] ‣Welcome to The Zoo - Gerhard Narholz Steve Marston Barry Anthony [SpongeBob hitting Squidward with the microphone] ‣Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs watching TV] ‣Sailor's Sting 13 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs advertising the Krusty Krab] ‣ ? - Sandy line dancing ‣ ? - Pearl cheerleading ‣Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward crying] ‣Tension Bits - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["That's it! Everyone out!"] ‣Beach Party (Billy Lincoln Version) - Pat Irwin ["Hey, everyone! It's a housewarming!"] ‣ ? - "Actually, I'd say the show is doing just fine." ‣Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Squidward kicked out] ‣Opening Trailer 2 - Syd Dale ["Squidward's House Party, with your host..."] ‣Rockin Hood - Nicolas Carr ["Zeus the Guitar Lord!"/ending]
On the Nickelodeon schedule, it lists this episode as "Squid TV." This is what the episode was originally called.
In German, this episode is called Tentakel TV which means "Tentacles TV."
After SpongeBob was laughing in the conversation at the Krusty Krab, he said "good times" which could be a possible reference to The Fairly OddParents, which is what Cosmo sometimes says after laughing.
Running Gag: People breaking into Squidward's house, and Squidward Chat being interrupted.