Spongebob Squarepants was and still is one of the highest-rated and most loved cartoon series to feature on Nickelodeon. The show was made to introduce children to underwater creatures with a touch of humour, and lots and lots of entertainment. But who knew, that this show will give rise to a TikTok phenomenon.
Everyone who has access to the internet must be aware of how inappropriate and horrifying this trend is, and certainly not meant for young audiences. So, what’s this paranormal story all about?
The trend is called the “how did Squidward died? challenge”. In this trend, TikTok users are supposed to record themselves before and after watching a YouTube video and post it on the platform. Here’s everything you need to know about this trend and the viral video where our favourite Squidward kills himself.
The TikTok Trend Started From A Fanmade YouTube Video
The hype around this trend has a creepy origin, to say the least. The story was posted by an anonymous user who claims to have worked at Nickelodeon, where he along with some other interns were asked to watch an episode named “Fear of the Krabby Patty”.
In this trend, TikTok creators were asked to watch a fanmade video on YouTube titled “Squidward’s Suicide Lost Episode” or “Red Mist”. This fanmade video displays how the character of Squidward went from practicing for his performance to being emotionally distressed, to later taking his own life with a shotgun. This clip contains disturbing visuals and terrifying background music that gives you a sense of uneasiness.
The Mysterious Death Of Squidward
The trend is a result of a prominent Internet phenomenon and an online urban legend known as “Creepypasta”.
According to Wikipedia, creepypastas are a genre of crazy, disturbing, and fictional horror tales that surface online. These stories are more than often written by fans, are short in length and are made to scare people.
Now for many years, the term creepypasta is used to describe internet-based stories that create uneasiness among the audience.
The story of how Squidward died was written and told by an intern at Nickelodeon. He goes on to tell that he has witnessed it himself in an episode where the Octopus took his own life. The story clearly intends to shock and traumatize viewers and the trend is all about capturing their bewildering reactions.
Why Did Squidward Killed Himself?
The online Urban Legend “Death Of Squidward” is taken from the story of “Fear Of The Krabby Patty”. The video starts with Squidward practising playing his Clarinet( which didn’t sound good) and very soon it was interrupted by the voice of Patrick and SpongeBob laughing. Squidward sneaks out from his house to warn them to stop making noise, as he had a concert that day. Sadly for him, the concert went horrible. The entire auditorium was booing Squidward, including Patrick and SpongeBob, their eyes turned red with anger, and witnessing all this made Squidward upset. He was embarrassed about his terrible performance.
The camera then cuts to Squidward, depressed and humiliated, sitting on his bed and venting. He kept his head down, touching his knees and we could hear as an audience, is the sound of him crying( which didn’t sound like his original voice).
Squidward’s eyes also turned red and within a matter of few seconds, blood started dripping from his eyes. We hear a sound telling him to “Do It” and then the camera pans out to him having a gun in his mouth. He pulls the trigger and shot himself. As viewers, all we can make out of this video is it was his sorrow which made him kill himself.
When Did Squidward Commit Suicide & Was His Death An Accident?
The reason why Squidward committed suicide in the video is that he felt humiliated. One can blame Spongebob and Patrick for this as they were the ones who created commotion which disturbed Squidward’s practice.
Moreover, in the video, you can also hear someone saying ‘Do it” when Squidward puts a gun in his mouth. The sound was creepy and ghostly, which generates a sense of fear among those watching the video.
What’s In The Video?
The video titled “Squidward’s Suicide Tape” or “Red Mist” shows how Squidward kills himself. The entire video is 4:53 minutes long and it contains very disturbing visuals and sounds.
The video starts with Squidward practising playing his Clarinet for a stage performance which gets interrupted by Sponge Bob and Patrick’s noisy laughter, then it cuts to Squidward’s horrible performance which didn’t please the audience and they start booing.
From here the video starts to get weird, the eyes of the audience members, including Sponge Bob and Patrick turns red like they are filled with blood and they continue showing their dissatisfaction. Witnessing this made Squidward sad and he starts feeling ashamed and humiliated, and that might be the reason why Squidward killed himself.
After that, the sad squid is seen in his home sitting on his bed. He rests his head on his knees and starts crying where the crying did not sound like Squidward at all. Instead, it sounded like a ghost crying or screaming with a very creepy sound playing in the background, then his face is shown and you can see blood coming out of his eyes, after that, he puts a gun in his mouth and shoots himself, then it shows the remains of his body and the video ends.
Is The Video Real Or Fake?
Now the question arises “Is The Video Real?” and “Did Squidward Die?”
Well, the answer to it is a simple no. The video is not real, it’s just a creepypasta, for those who don’t know what creepypasta means, these are some wild scary internet stories created by random users. Even if you see the video you can easily tell that it is edited footage. Even though it’s fake it is a haunting and unsettling video.
Public Reaction On How Squidward Killed Himself In The Video
The trend of watching Squidward killing himself and reacting to it on TikTok has created quite a buzz. The internet is filled with reaction videos on the incident and the reactions are mixed. Some find the video very disturbing and insensitive while others simply enjoy the horror element in it.
There’s no doubt that this video is not meant for children, as it contains violence and several shots of blood spilling. The challenge is very popular in the United States and many of them feel sorry for the character.
If and only if you want, you too can watch the video of how Squidward died on YouTube. But the viewer’s discretion is advised.
Some Interesting Facts About Squidward Q. Tentacles.
Despite being rude, Squidward still gets a positive response from fans of the show. No doubt, why his death in the video sparked controversy. Here are a few unknown facts about the fan favourite Squidward:
- The character of Squidward was originally created and designed by Stephen Hillenburg and was voiced by Rodger Bumpass.
- His full name is Squidward Q Tentacles, even though his name suggests that he might be a squid but he belongs to the giant octopus species.
- Squidward is portrayed as bitter, arrogant and short-tempered. He feels hostility towards his two neighbours Spongebob and Patrick because they don’t let him live in peace.
- Squidward works as a cashier at the Krusty Krabs Restaurant owned by Mr. Krabs (another character of the show).
- Squidward likes to play his Clarinet or spend his time doing art.
- Squidward constantly resents his life, he thinks of living a celebrity’s life by becoming a musician or artist and having better status, wealth, hair and glamour which he lacks both in skills and talent.
FAQs About Squidward’s Unfortunate Death
How did Squidward die?
We all know and love the show ‘Spongebob Squarepants’ and one of the show’s characters with whom we relate a lot is ‘Squidward’. Recently, a new trend has captured the attention of many fans of the Squarepants show, it is known as the “how did Squidward die video”.
Where Spongebob Squarepants is a really fun show to watch for kids and even for grown-ups, but the trend in discussion is inappropriate for kids and it’s not digestible for adults as well.
Who Created The Story Of Squidward’s Death?
The story was posted on CreepyPasta.com by an anonymous user, who claimed to have interned at Nickelodeon. However, the original creator of this episode was never identified.
Was Squidward Murdered?
No, you can see in the video that Squidward committed suicide. The reason behind his suicide is told above in the article for you to check out.
SpongeBob Squarepants provokes some wonderful memories in our minds, and it still happens to be the favourite cartoon show for many of us. However, the viral video on YouTube and the trend on TikTok is something only good for reaction. One should not get too involved in such disturbing videos. Our suggestion is to enjoy the show for its vibrant nature and keep loving the characters. Thank You for reading!
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