The episode begins with Squidward waking up at 5:00AM to watch Fab and Fancy on the channel known as Bikini Bottom Public Access. But, to his surprise, the show was canceled and was 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 just plain 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 the Electric Piano, Mr. Krabs as advertisement, and Plankton as the special effects master. And the worst part is, Squidward just can't seem to sleep because of all the noise.
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
•SpongeBob Theme - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card] ‣ ? [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 [Squidward makes coffee] • ? - Nicolas Carr [Guitar Lord intro] •Comic Walk - Nicolas Carr [Squidward calls in] •Botany Bay - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [at the Krusty Krab] •Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets an idea] ‣Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [SpongeBob winks] • ? - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob winks] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Okay, I'll tell you."] • ? - 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] • ? - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob sees Squidward on TV] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Squidward's on TV?!"] • ? - 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] ‣ ? ["Sound man!"] •Seaweed - Steve Belfer [Patrick moving the camera up, down] ‣Monster Bug A - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward ties Patrick to the camera] ‣ ? [SpongeBob hitting Squidward with the microphone] •Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs watching TV] • ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs advertising the Krusty Krab] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward crying] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["That's it! Everyone out!"] ‣ ? ["Hey, everyone! It's a housewarming!"] ‣ ? ["Actually, I'd say the show is doing just fine."] ‣Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Squidward kicked out] • ? - Nicolas Carr [Squidward kicked out] ‣Opening Trailer 2 - Syd Dale ["Squidward's House Party, with your host..."] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["Zeus the Guitar Lord!"/ending]
5:00 AM and 5:00 PM
In German, this episode is called Tentakel TV which means "Tentacles TV".
When Patrick puts his mouth to the camera lens, we see a human mouth on an old female fish's television screen.
After SpongeBob was laughing in the conversation at the Krusty Krab, he said "good times" which could be a reference to The Fairly Oddparents, which is what Cosmo sometimes says after laughing.
On the Nickelodeon schedule, Nick lists this episode as "Squid TV".