Annoy Squidward Day – February 15, 2022

SpongeBob fans celebrate Annoy Squidward Day on February 15 every year. Those who watch the famous show regularly are familiar with Squidward, the unsatisfied co-worker of SpongeBob, and how annoyed he is with the antics of his all-too-cheerful co-worker. Annoy Squidward Day is actually a reference to one of the episodes in which Squidward becomes exasperated by SpongeBob and declares it to be Annoy Squidward Day. Fans seem to have picked on this joke and turned it into an annual holiday in real life. The day gives fans an opportunity to celebrate their love for these delightful characters and come up with creative ways to mark this holiday.

History of Annoy Squidward Day

Annoy Squidward Day was invented after the episode titled “Employee of the Month” aired in the late 90s. The “SpongeBob SquarePants” series revolves around the adventures of SpongeBob and his pals, who live in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. Touted to be the fifth-longest-running American animated show, SpongeBob has now become a successful media franchise.

In the series, the character of Squidward Q. Tentacles is shown constantly being irritated by the main character, SpongeBob SquarePants. In the “Employee of the Month” episode, Squidward becomes so annoyed by SpongeBob at work that he announces it is “Annoy Squidward Day!” On hearing this, SpongeBob annoys Squidward even more by pointing out to a calendar and correcting him that Annoy Squidward Day is actually on the February 15. This episode made all the SpongeBob fans celebrate Annoy Squidward Day on February 15. “Employee of the Month” appeared on the first season of the “SpongeBob SquarePants” series. Ever since the series first aired in the 90s, it became one of the longest-running shows of Nickelodeon. Apart from the T.V. show, several SpongeBob movies have successfully run in theaters.

The first SpongeBob SquarePants Movie came out in 2004. The second SpongeBob movie, “Sponge Out of Water,” was released in 2015. The third movie of the SpongeBob franchise, “Sponge on the Run,” came in 2020. The series has won numerous awards including British Academy Children’s Awards, Commie Awards, Emmy Awards, ASTRA, B.M.I., and Kids Choice Awards.

 

Annoy Squidward Day timeline

1989
Children's Book About Marine Life

Stephen Hillenburg produces an educational book about sea life.

1996
Pilot Episode of the Show

The first pilot show of the series is pitched to Nickelodeon.

1999
The First Season Airs

The first season of the show debuts on May 1.

2007
Barack Obama's favorite

Obama claims SpongeBob as his favorite cartoon character.

Annoy Squidward Day FAQs

What are Squidward's powers and abilities?

Squidward is actually smarter than SpongeBob and even Mr. Krab. Like SpongeBob, Squidward has been shown to be quite fragile due to his soft bones.  Squidward is very durable — in one episode, he survived a nuclear explosion.

Who is Squidward's father?

Squidward J. Q. Tentacles was born to Jeff and Mrs. Tentacles. His father raised him right and loved him very much, as Squidward mentions in the episode, Krab Borg.

What does Squidward look like?

Squidward is a light turquoise octopus with purple suction cups at the end of his tentacles. He has six limbs in total, two being arms, and four being legs, which tend to make the shape of a plus sign when he stands in place. 

Annoy Squidward Day Activities

  1. Host a SpongeBob Movie night

    If you are a true SpongeBob fan, then you will surely enjoy watching a SpongeBob movie. The “SpongeBob SquarePants” franchise has a total of three full-length movies, with a couple of spin-off movies as well. You can easily watch these movies through online rental and streaming services.

  2. Make authentic Krabby Patties

    The “SpongeBob SquarePants” series is incomplete without mentioning the show's iconic Krabby Patty. The main characters of the show work for Mr. Krab's restaurant. Many SpongeBob fans have posted their versions of a Krab Patty on different recipe websites.

  3. Collect your favorite ‘Annoy Squidward’ memes

    The SpongeBob series has given us plenty of fun memes over the years. Among all these memes, there are a series of ‘Annoy Squidward’ memes. Search for some of the best memes online and post them on your social media accounts. Don't forget to tag your friends and use the hashtag #AnnoySquidwardDay.

5 Facts About Nickelodeon That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. The original slime recipe

    Nickelodeon's green slime is made of shampoo, cottage cheese, and oil.

  2. A unique lawsuit

    The producers of “Ghostbusters” sued Nickelodeon for copying their green slime.

  3. A fun voting process

    The Kids' Choice Awards voting was originally done at McDonald's.

  4. A sad separation

    The creators of “Rugrats” divorced even before the show ended.

  5. The oldest show

    “Pinwheel” was the first show to air on Nickelodeon in 1977.

Why We Love Annoy Squidward Day

  1. We get a reason to pull fun pranks on our friends

    Squidward is always annoyed by SpongeBob because of his silly gags and goof-ups. And Annoy Squidward Day is a great way to pull some fun pranks on your friends or coworkers. If you or your loved ones are feeling low or stressed out in life, then this is probably one of the best ways to bring a smile to their face.

  2. We get to revisit our childhood

    Almost every millennial has watched the SpongeBob SquarePants series at some point in their life. And for those who have entered into adulthood and don't have time to watch their favorite TV shows, then Annoy Squidward Day is a great way for them to revisit their childhood and share some classic SpongeBob memes online.

  3. We learn fun facts and trivia about the “SpongeBob” series

    The quirkiness of the “SpongeBob” series is what sets it apart from other animated series. And therefore, the show has a lot of fun trivia and facts that fans can't get enough of. When a day is specially dedicated to celebrating the popularity and success of the “SpongeBob SquarePants” series, fans get to learn new facts and trivia about their favorite animated series.

Annoy Squidward Day dates

YearDateDay
2022February 15Tuesday
2023February 15Wednesday
2024February 15Thursday
2025February 15Saturday
2026February 15Sunday

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