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Tentacle-Vision (SpongeBob SquarePants)

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Tentacle-Vision (SpongeBob SquarePants)
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All Squidward wanted is to have his television show and this is what he gets in return!
Series: SpongeBob SquarePants
Part of Season: 7
Episode Number: 127a
Air Date: July 19, 2009
Writer: Luke Brookshier
Nate Cash
Derek Iversen
Previous episode: The Clash of Triton
Next episode: I ♥ Dancing


Tentacle Vision is an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. It is the first segment of the seventh episode of season seven of the show, as well as the first segment of the 127th episode overall.

ScumBob Qualities

  1. As usual for seasons 6-8, it's the typical 11-minute Squidward torture episodes that all start and end with just Squidward getting the short end of the stick when he didn't do anything wrong, to begin with.
  2. Everyone (except for Gary, Karen, Mrs. Puff, and Squidward) are depicted in this episode as inconsiderate, idiotic, and selfish, as they all ruin Squidward's show for their desires when they weren't invited by Squidward himself in the first place. They don't even show consideration or realize that Squidward is doing a show and doesn't want their interference.
  3. The intended humor of the episode was meant to poke fun at how people react when they realize they’re on television, which is a weak idea for an episode premise; it’s so boring that you’ll more likely focus on the people of Bikini Bottom annoying Squidward.
  4. There is a gross-out scene where after Patrick shows his entire mouth directly in front of the camera, not realizing that he is doing this on live TV, the scene jumps to a close-up of the inside of a live-action mouth. (Though to be fair a hilarious scene comes up after this one.)
  5. To add insult to injury, Plankton firing lasers around Squidward's house was enough to ruin the show and make Squidward cry about his failure to run his show, followed by Larry automatically thinking that Squidward is holding a housewarming party and promptly bringing himself in alongside other people, including the producer of Squidward's show, in his house, both of which only exist to show how much the writers really hate Squidward, even when he has done nothing wrong.
  6. Terrible ending: Squidward's TV producer kicks him out of his own house spitefully and renames his show "Squidward's House Party", but without Squidward himself! In the show, Sandy, SpongeBob, Patrick, Pearl, Plankton, Mr. Krabs, and Larry are all shown having a great time without even caring that they ruined Squidward's chance of having his TV show and it just ends with Squidward trying to sleep while ignoring the noise downstairs.
    • This pretty much is a coup d'état on Squidward since the producer just overthrows him from his own house like he was his landlord or something.
  7. Plot hole: How was Squidward able to get into his bedroom after he got kicked out?
  8. The episode does not do much with its main concept as it doesn't use clever jokes about television or try to teach the viewers morals or anything about television, making this wasted potential and only serves as a Squidward torture episode.
  9. It wasn't a good way to start Season 7.
  10. Also, it teaches a VERY bad moral lessons to some people (mostly your kids and teenagers) to disturb the journalists when they were in the houses or backyards to ruin their broadcasting when they were reported.

Good Qualities

  1. There are still a lot of moments in this episode that are worth laughing at, such as:
    • The famous quote:
      • "Patrick, just how dumb are you?"
        • "It varies."
    • The scene where the old lady says, "This is disgusting!" after Patrick puts his mouth on the camera, showing the inside of a live-action mouth.
    • The spit takes fake-out where it's revealed Squidward forgot to make coffee.
    • All of the interruptions to Squidward's show, including Krabs and Plankton advertising their respective restaurants, and Pearl's cheerleader performance (depending on you view).
  2. The music at the end of the episode is cool because it is a rock version of the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song.
  3. Depending on your point of view, Squidward did technically deserve all that abuse following his actions in the next episode "I ♥ Dancing".
  4. Squidward is likable, as we do sympathize with him for his TV show getting ruined.
    • Gary, Mrs. Puff, and Karen (despite the latter two not appearing in this episode) were the only main characters to not interrupt Squidward's show.
  5. The idea of one of the main characters getting a tv show and having other characters interact with the show, is a very cool concept albeit not very well executed.

Trivia

  • Squidward Chat became a popular internet meme.
  • Zeus the Guitar Lord was named after writer Zeus Cervas.
  • Squidward also does have his fake TV show theme song named "Squidward's Back". However, later in 2019, a Squidward spin-off show was being worked on, however, it was later confirmed to be fake.

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