Everyone knows and loves Spongebob from Spongebob Squarepants, the Nickelodeon animated comedy series. But what about his grumpy neighbor Squidward?
Though Squidward can be a bit of a jerk, he’s an interesting and complex character. This blog post dives into the many sides of Squidward and explores why we can’t help but love him anyway.
Who Is Squidward?
Squidward Q. Tentacles is one of the most important characters in Spongebob Squarepants, after Spongebob and Patrick Star. Squidward appeared in the pilot episode of Spongebob Squarepants called “Help Wanted” in 1999.
Squidward is green and resembles a giant octopus, but the name Octoward didn’t sound good, so he was named Squidward. He has six tentacles and two eyes. His big nose splits his face in half vertically.
Squidward’s voice actor is Rodger Bumpass. In 2012, Rodger Bumpass was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for his role of Squidward. The voice actor of Spongebob, Tom Kenny, called Bumpass’ performance of Squidward “brilliant” and said that Bumpass is similar to Squidward.
Squidward lives in Bikini Bottom in a house that looks like a Moai. He’s a neighbor of Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star. Squidward works as a cashier at the Krusty Krab restaurant, which is owned by Mr. Krabs who loves money more than anything else. Squidward hates his job and is constantly annoyed by SpongeBob’s happiness and optimistic attitude.
Squidward Tentacles’ personality can be described as grouchy, irritable, and sometimes even rude. Squidward thinks he’s smarter and better than everyone else. He’s a bit of a snob and can be quite judgmental.
Squidward’s often annoyed by Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star’s antics and is constantly trying to get them to stay away from him. However, there are moments when Squidward shows his softer side. He’s a talented artist and musician, and he’s also shown to care about his friends on occasion.
The Character Squidward in Spongebob Squarepants Movie
In the Spongebob Squarepants movie, Squidward was promoted to manager of Krusty Krab 2 because Mr. Krabs thought Squidward was more mature than SpongeBob. However, SpongeBob and Patrick later saved Mr. Krabs from the villains, and SpongeBob got promoted to manager of Krusty Krab 2 instead of Squidward.
Squidward appears in the sequels of the Spongebob Squarepants movie: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.
What Made People Like Squidward?
There are many reasons why people like Squidward Tentacles in Spongebob Squarepants. He is a relatable character, he is funny, and he has a unique personality.
Squidward is an underachiever. He’s smart but cynical. He seems to be unhappy with his life but is too lazy to do anything about it. Squidward is also a relatable character because many people can relate to his struggles with working in a meaningless job at Krusty Krab for a greedy boss.
Squidward is also funny. He’s often the source of comic relief in Spongebob Squarepants. Even though he’s grouchy, his grouchiness can be amusing. Squidward is also a lovable character, despite his flaws. He’s shown to care about his friends on occasion and he has a soft side.
Quotes From Squidward in Spongebob Squarepants
“I knew I shouldn’t have gotten out of bed today.” – Squidward
“Welcome to the House of Misery. May I take your order?” – Squidward
“Patrick, don’t you have to be stupid somewhere else?” – Squidward
“I order the food, you cook the food, the customer gets the food. We do that for forty years and then we die.” – Squidward
“Wake me up when I care.” – Squidward
“Please come again when I’m not working.” – Squidward
“Too bad SpongeBob is not here to enjoy SpongeBob not being here!” Squidward
“It’s just a cruel reminder that I’m single and likely to remain that way forever.” – Squidward
“I’m not rushing perfection, I’m rushing you!” – Squidward
“Is it time already for you to ruin my day?” – Squidward
Squidward Tentacles is a complex and interesting character in Spongebob Squarepants. He’s grouchy and irritable, but he’s also smart and talented. He’s relatable, funny, and lovable. Squidward is one of the most favorite Spongebob Squarepants characters for many reasons.