Childhood Ruined: Squidward Isn't Even A Squid, He's A F*cking Octopus

by Adam Pliskin
SpongeBob Square pants /Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Back when we were kids, everything just seemed to make sense, especially in the "SpongeBob SquarePants" universe.

SpongeBob was a sea sponge. Mr. Krabs was a crab. Plankton was plankton. And Squidward was a squid.

But, as it turns out, that final tidbit is a gosh darn lie.

According to the creator of "SpongeBob," Stephen Hillenburg, Squidward is actually an octopus.

Is nothing sacred?!

The people behind the show decided to make Squidward an octopus because they preferred the shape of an octopus' head over that of a squid. Hillenburg said,

Squidward thinks he's an intellectual. So, of course, he's going to have a large, bulbous head.

To further confuse things, Squidward doesn't even have eight legs like a normal octopus. He has six because it was easier for the animators.

So, he's not a squid and he's not really even an octopus? Jesus Christ, Hillenburg. Get it together.

Here's the video in which this shocking revelation came to light (around the 7:11 mark):

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