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Episode Title: "Squidville"

Episode Airing Number: 29

Episode Production Number: 30

Original Airdate: March 6, 2001

Season: 2

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Second Season," "Tide and Seek"

On VHS: "Sponge-a-Rama"

Aired With Episode: "Grandma's Kisses"

Running Time:11:20

Storyboard Director: Aaron Springer

Storyboard Artist: C.H. Greenblatt

Writers: Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt and Merriwether Williams

Animation Director: Edgar Larrazabal

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: Squidward moves to Tentacle Acres to get away from SpongeBob and Patrick.

Story: SpongeBob runs down the street, very excited with a package in his hands. He runs into Patrick, who is also holding a package. SpongeBob opens his package revealing a reef blower. Patrick opens his revealing a flower pot. SpongeBob laughs and then notices Patrick is now holding a reef blower that's just like his. They start running around and playing. Patrick sucks away the stripes on SpongeBob's pineapple house. They then decide to go over Squidward's and clean his house. SpongeBob and Patrick suck up the nose, windows and door from Squidward's house. He tunnels under the ground to get out and tells them to put his windows back. SpongeBob and Patrick set their reef blowers to blow and aim it at Squidward's house. Everything flys out and hits Squidward's house destroying it. Squidward tells SpongeBob that this is the final straw and that he will move so far away that he will be able to brag about it. Just then the TV falls in front of Squidward and turns on. An advertisement for Tentacle Acres comes on. Squidward decides to move there.

Squidward walks up to a golden gate, the entrance to Tentacle Acres. A squid on an intercom greet him and asks if he has ever been a sponge or a starfish. The gate opens and lets Squidward in. There are rows and rows of Easter Island Head houses, just like Squidward's. He runs into another squid walking by and they insult each other. Squidward says this place is even better than he expected. The next morning, Squidward goes bike riding and every other squid that lives there is doing the same thing. Next, Squidward goes in a health food store and buys some canned bread. He then goes into the interpretive dance academy and starts to dance with several other squids. Finally, he joins a clarinet trio that are playing outside. The next day Squidward does the same thing and it keeps repeating itself over and over again. One day Squidward says he doesn't feel like playing his clarinet. He sits on a bench in the park looking very glum. Squidward hears a reef blower and thinks of SpongeBob. The squid leaves the reef blower on the ground and walks away leaving a sign that says, "Back Whenever." Squidward tries to resist but he goes over, knocks off the sign and picks it up. He sets it to suck and it sucks up his nose. He then sets it to blow and puts it under his shirt. Squidward continues to play with it and annoys two squids that are playing croquet. Squidward sucks up the croquet balls and the squid's stick he's leaning on. A squid walks by with a clarinet and he sucks that up as well. Squidward goes through town causing havoc with the reef blower. He runs up to a squid on a bike and sticks the nozzle to the wheel causing his head to inflate. Squidward then goes up to a food stand and sucks the eyes and noses off of two customers.

Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Patrick approach the gate. The intercom guy sees SpongeBob and Patrick on the monitor. The smell of Patrick's breath, who had just eaten fried oyster skins comes through the intercom and causes the guards to pass out. The intercom guy falls on the button opening the gate. As they enter, SpongeBob and Patrick see a group of angry squids chasing after Squidward. They approach a dead end and a policeman hands Squidward a list of complaints. SpongeBob runs up to a squid, wearing the same brown shirt as Squidward. He turns around and SpongeBob realizes it's not Squidward. SpongeBob and Patrick walk around all the squids trying to find the real Squidward. The policeman tells Squidward he doesn't have to live there. Squidwards tells him that he's leaving, ASAP. Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Patrick are still trying to find Squidward. He gets on the reef blower and uses it as a rocket to launch himself out of Tentacle Acres. He laughs crazily as he flys through the air. SpongeBob sees him and tells Patrick that guy sure isn't Squidward.

Song: (none)


SpongeBob: Squidward, you’re steaming! You’re like a steamed vegetable, only smarter.

Squidward: SpongeBob, this is the final straw. I am going to move so far away, that I will be able to brag about it. I would *gets hit in the head with a rock* I would rather tear out my brainstem, carry it into the middle of the nearest four-way intersection, and skip rope with it, then go on living where I do now. *the TV falls to the ground and turns on*

Squid: Hi there! Is this the final straw? Do you want to move so far away, that you can brag about it. Would you rather tear out your brainstem, walk out into the middle of the nearest three-way-

Squidward: Four-way!

Squid: Four-way intersection, and skip rope with it, then continue living where you do now?

SpongeBob: Are you Squidward?

Squid: No. *he walks up to the croquet woman*

SpongeBob: Are you Squidward?

Croquet Woman: No. *Patrick talks to a fire hydrant*

Patrick: Are you Squidward? It's okay. Take your time.


Squidward's House Squidward's house number at Tentacle Acres is 304.

Health Store The store Squidward buys the canned bread from is called "Full of Health".

Canned Bread The slogan on the canned bread says, "best thing since sliced."