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Episode Title: "Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost"

Episode Airing Number: 11

Episode Production Number: 11

Original Airdate: September 25, 1999

Season: 1

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season", "Halloween"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "MuscleBob BuffPants"

Running Time:11:01

Storyboard Directors: Sherm Cohen

Storyboard Artists: Aaron Springer

Writers: Sherm Cohen, Aaron Springer, and Peter Burns

Animation Director: Fred Miller

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob and Patrick think Squidward has come back from the dead as a ghost.

Story: Squidward is making a replica of himself out of wax while SpongeBob and Patrick are playing games outside. When they make too much noise, Squidward gets angry. He asks Patrick what time it is and when he checks his watch, the bubble solution spills out of the bottle so they don't have anything to play with until they find a shell.

While Squidward is taking a bath, SpongeBob and Patrick toss the shell into Squidward's wax statue of himself without knowing it until they enter his house. When they figure out that they killed Squidward, they freak out. The real Squidward comes out of the bathroom, all powdered up in his bathrobe. SpongeBob and Patrick realize who it is and scream in terror. Squidward asks what they are doing there and then notices his wax statue melted on the floor. When SpongeBob and Patrick ask Squidward not to haunt them, Squidward gets an idea.

Squidward has SpongeBob and Patrick do everything he demands just to keep them thinking that he is really a ghost. He has them get food for him. While Patrick looks for a cherry pie, Squidward has SpongeBob try and make music from a piece of tissue paper. Morning arrives and SpongeBob did not make any music for Squidward's ghost. So, as punishment, Squidward's ghost commands SpongeBob and Patrick clean out his back room in his home.

As they are doing this, SpongeBob finds a book about the Flying Dutchman and how he was never put to rest and that is the reason why he haunts the seven seas. They knew they had to put Squidward's ghost to rest so he doesn't do the same. They come up with all sorts of plans to get him into the ground, but Squidward gets freaked out every time they try. But when he sees a whole funeral service for him, with his friends there, he confesses to SpongeBob that he is not a ghost and he is alive. SpongeBob sends everyone home.

Later, Patrick comes up with something that just might work. They need to send Squidward up to the great beyond. As Squidward is lying on his lawn chair, a giant bubble is blown around him, sending him up above the sea. SpongeBob and Patrick wave to him.

Song: (none)


Spongebob: Patrick, say that again.

Patrick: That again.

Spongebob: No, the other thing.

Patrick: No, the other thing.

Spongebob: No, what you said before when you...

Patrick: No, what you said before when you...

Spongebob: Never mind. Iíve got an idea.

Patrick: Never mind. Iíve got an idea.


Elevator It's revealed in this episode that Squidward's house has an elevator.

Flying Dutchman The Flying Dutchman is mentioned for the first time and we find out his origin.

Mourners Mr. Krabs and Sandy are among the mourners who arrive for Squidward's funeral. Sandy is carrying a wreath.

Watch Patrick's watch cannot be seen on his arm until Squidward asks him what time it is.