Day 12, No. 12. Squidward Tentacles

SquidwardHAIRCUT 100: Day 12, No. 12. Squidward Tentacles. Style: Melancholy chic. Grumpy, pretentious, and cynical, Squidward does not suffer fools gladly. He despises his job at the Krusty Krab and his neighbours, Spongebob and Patrick, who are completely oblivious to this animosity. Squidward is the Tony Hancock of Bikini Bottom, a man whose every endeavour is doomed to failure, while cursed to watch his successful double, Squilliam Fancyson, live his dream. According to voice actor Rodger Bumpass, Squidward is interesting to perform because of his ‘wide spectrum of emotions,’ these being sarcasm, frustration, and, finally, apoplexy, while most fans and critics agree he is the most ‘human’ character in the Spongebob universe – he is certainly the one that I most closely resemble. Squidward does not believe in sea bears, and knows that any situation, however bad, can be improved by the addition of cool jazz and some interpretive dance. ‘Why must every eleven minutes of my life be filled with misery? Why?’

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