While a lot of random days throughout the year may exist, does it get more random than Annoy Squidward Day? This is certainly the kind of day that we love! If you are a fan of Spongebob Squarepants, you will know exactly who Squidward is. Even if you aren’t a fan, you can still get involved with all of the fun that goes on during this day.
Learn About Annoy Squidward Day
Annoy Squidward Day has come to light as a consequence of an episode on the animated series of Spongebob Squarepants, which is called Employee of the Month.
Squidward, an easily irritated friend of Spongebob, is a character in the show who works as a cashier at the local restaurant. In this particular episode, Squidward is so irritated that when someone asks him what day it is, he replies, “Annoy Squidward Day?” This causes the cheery, yellow SpongeBob to laugh, and he responds “no silly, that is on the 15th”, pointing to the calendar to prove his point.
In “reality” (at least within the Spongebob world of Bikini Bottom), the day was meant to be saved for the Employee of the Month Award, whereby Mr. Krabs will choose the best employee of the particular month at his restaurant.
While the plot is undoubtedly thin, this episode has led fans of the show to start celebrating Annoy Squidward Day in their own unique, clever ways. The calendar shown in the episode is a bit unusual, but the assumption is that the month in question is February.
Celebrating this day can be loads of fun and there are plenty of ways for getting involved.
History of Annoy Squidward Day
Annoy Squidward Day comes from the Employee of the Month episode of Spongebob Squarepants, which was first shown as part of the first season of the show. The series, which is actually the highest-rated to air on Nickelodeon, first aired in 1999, so the origins of Annoy Squidward Day can be traced back to somewhere around that year.
Since the show was aired at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 1999, it has gone from strength to strength. In fact, there are even a few feature-length Spongebob movies out there that have played in theaters, including Sponge on the Run and Sponge out of Water.
A surprise to some, the show has won a number of awards as well, including BAFTA Children’s Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, Emmy Awards, Annie Awards, and Golden Reel Awards.
Since the show is so popular, it’s no surprise that fans of Spongebob and his crew have come to enjoy Annoy Squidward Day, just for the fun of it!
How to Celebrate Annoy Squidward Day
A lot of different ways to celebrate Annoy Squidward Day come to mind just by thinking and being creative. Whether plunking down in front of a television or hosting a gathering for like-minded Spongebob friends, this is a day that is meant to simply have senseless fun!
Dress Up as Spongebob
Costumes are perfect a day like this! Whether dressing up as Spongebob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Patrick or Sandy, donning an outfit of a character from Bikini Bottom is a perfect way to bring the show to life.
Make a Krusty Krab Meal
As the cashier at the Krusty Krab restaurant, Squidward is fairly apathetic about his employment. While the best course of action might be to annoy Squidward by eating at his restaurant, it can be a little hard to get to.
For folks who don’t have a Krusty Krab franchise in their town, it’s possible to cook fun meals that represent the food found in Bikini Bottom. Just a quick internet search reveals plenty of inspired recipes including:
- Krabby Patties (containing crab meat, mustard, eggs, dipping sauce)
- Barnacle Chips (potato chips, although apparently not very tasty)
- Krusty Krab Pizza (made from crabby patties with pepperoni on top)
- Popcorn (Spongebob’s favorite food)
- Chumballs (meatballs made by Plankton–can also be made into Chum Nuggets)
Enjoy these tasty treats alone or, even better, invite a few friends over to share in the fun!
Engage in Spongebob Activities
Just a little wander down the children’s section of a department store (or an online search) will reveal plenty of games, toys and activities related to the Spongebob Squarepants characters. Coloring books, puzzles and various toys are all part of the fun that might be especially enjoyed by a child (or a child-like adult who is a fan of the show!).
Watch Spongebob Squarepants
Of course, the best place to celebrate this special day is by watching the Employee of the Month episode of Spongebob Squarepants. That way, you will be able to learn more about the origins of this date and you can gain some inspiration for how to celebrate the day too, especially if you know your very own Squidward who you can annoy!
And for those who have seen this episode several times and are tired of watching it, plenty of other Spongebob Squarepants episodes (more than 200, in fact!) are available to watch in celebration of Annoy Squidward Day.
As mentioned previously, some Spongebob Squarepants films are also accessible for watching on this date.
Plus, the success of the show has led to additional series being created that are based on other characters, with The Patrick Star Show currently in development. There is also a spin-off series that is based on the character Squidward Tentacles, which would be an ideal thing to watch on Annoy Squidward Day!
Probably one of the best ways to give a nod to Annoy Squidward Day is to act annoying to the people nearby. This may not be especially productive at work, of course, but with friends and family it could be a fun pastime–especially for those who are also fans of the Spongebob Squarepants show.
Whether poking someone until they’re irritating, making strange noises, whistling or singing badly, annoying others keeps with the spirit of the day. Those who want to tell annoying jokes might find that a Spongebob Squarepants joke book will do the trick!