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Episode Title: "Squid's Day Off"

Episode Airing Number: 22

Episode Production Number: 21

Original Airdate: November 2, 2000

Season: 2

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Second Season," "The Seascape Capers"

On VHS: "The Seascape Capers"

Aired With Episode: "Your Shoe's Untied"

Running Time: 11:09

Directors: Walt Dohrn and Paul Tibbitt

Storyboard Director: Jim Schumann

Writers: Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt and Merriwether Williams

Animation Director: Andrew Overtoom

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: Mr. Krabs gets injured and puts Squidward in charge of the Krusty Krab.

Story: It's a beautiful morning, and Squidward's not happy to be stuck inside working with no customers. When Mr. Krabs' money falls on the floor, he rushes out of his office to wash it. One of his coins fall down the sink, so he reaches for it, causing his hand to be stuck inside. While trying to pull his arm and dime out, Mr. Krabs' arms pop right out, causing him to go flying into a wall. A bunch of things land on his head, so an ambulance picks him up. He puts Squidward in charge of the Krusty Krab while he's at the hospital.

To get a day off, Squidward puts SpongeBob in charge of the cash register and the grill, saying he has errands to run. SpongeBob thinks this is a promotion and is honored. As Squidward's walking home to a day of enjoyment, he realizes he never told SpongeBob how to make change and he could do it all wrong. Worried, he races back to the Krusty Krab, then realizes SpongeBob knows how. He leaves again.

At home, Squidward tans when he gets haunted by the thought that SpongeBob might start the Krusty Krab on fire. He races to the Krusty Krab and finds everything is fine. Back at home, Squid tries relaxing when he thinks that SpongeBob will destroy the Krusty Krab. He races back to the Krusty Krab. When he comes back home, he keeps running to and from the Krusty Krab.

To make sure he stops going back, a crazed Squidward boards up his door. While taking a bath, he hears SpongeBob laughing, but it's really coral rubbing against his house outside. An outline of SpongeBob behind his shower curtain is just a toilet. Squid's mind makes him think SpongeBob in his bathtub, so he breaks through his door and races him to the Krusty Krab, naked. He gets there and says a bunch of nonsense to SpongeBob and then says he wants to work at the cash register again. SpongeBob gives him his pants to wear. Then, SpongeBob discovers that they never flipped the 'Closed' sign in the window to 'Open', the reason behind no customers.

Song: (none)


Squidward: Ohh, what a beautiful day. And here I am, trapped in a prison of high cholesterol.

Mr. Krabs: I can think of ten good reasons to never let go of a dime.

SpongeBob: You forgot to teach me how to use...the cash register.

Squidward: You push the button and put the money inside. OK, you're on your own!

SpongeBob: Have you finished those errands?

Squidward: No, I am not finished with those errands and I never will be, so quit checking up on me!

Squidward: *racing down the street, nude* The truth will be revealed!

Patrick: Woohoo! Right on, Squidward!


Sink Water The water around the sink hole flies out of the way when Mr. Krabs sticks his hand down it.

Filthy Pipe The kitchen sink pipe has mold inside it.

Things that Land on Krabs' Head:

-A pot

-A glass

-A frying pan

-Purple coffee mug

-Treasure chest



-Scuba diving suit


Quick Heal The big lump on Mr. Krabs's head disappears when he's getting carried to the ambulance.

SpongeBob's Change Offers for Squid's Dollar:

-Four quarters

-Ten dimes

-Twenty nickels

-A hundred pennies

-One quarter, three nickels, seven dimes and ten pennies

Not 100 There appears to be around 92 pennies on SpongeBob's back when he offers Squidward 100 pennies.

Spreading Fire The Krusty Krab sign outside the restaurant also starts on fire in Squid's thought of SpongeBob starting a fire.

Disappearance Squidward's tanning lotion disappears after he imagines SpongeBob starting the Krusty Krab on fire.

Everlasting Fantasy SpongeBob's reflection is still seen in the mirror after Squidward breaks it.

Different Outline The outline of the toilet bowl isn't seen when the rectangular figure resembling SpongeBob is seen behind the shower curtain.