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Squidward’s Suicide is a creepypasta story centered around an unaired episode of the children’s
animated TV series Spongebob Squarepants in which the anthropomorphic octopus character supposedly kills himself with a shotgun.
On April 6th, 2010, an anonymous user posted a creepypasta story titled “Squidward’s Suicide” to 7chan‘s /x/ (paranoid) board. Narrated by the author who claims to have seen the lost episode during his internship at Nickelodeons Studios, the story opens with the show’s production team reviewing what was supposed to be the premiere episode for the fourth season, but as the footage progresses, the animators and editors become horrified by gory imageries and ghostly sound effects that weren’t authorized to be included.
The Creepypasta Edit
I want to start off by saying if you want an answer at the end, prepare to be disappointed. There just isn’t one. I was an intern at Nickelodeon Studios for a year in 2005 for my degree in animation. It wasn’t paid of course, most internships aren’t, but it did have some perks beyond education. To adults it might not seem like a big one, but most kids at the time would shit themselves over it.
On June 21st, 2011, YouTuber MrCreepyPasta uploaded a reading of “Squidward’s Suicide,” which gained
more than 900,000 views over the next three years. On November 21st, YouTuber Bolero5097 uploaded another reading of the story in a video titled "The Creepypasta Episodes – “Squidward’s Suicide,” which racked up over a million views by July 2014.
Author’s Response Edit
On February 8th, 2013, Redditor SuicideSquidward identified himself as the author of the creepypasta in a r/self post titled “I wrote Squidward’s Suicide and am kinda happy with how much it spread.” In the post, the Redditor explained:
“I don’t know why but it feels nice to see something you created spread and get brought up years later when people discuss things that scare them, because it is something that has stuck with them after reading it despite it being a copypasta.
I had just read Suicide Mouse and Dead Bart earlier that night, had nothing to do, and decided to try my hand at a “lost episode” show. What people read is the hastey final draft I wrote on a whim. I had no idea it would ever go beyond the 7chan /x/ board, figured at best it would get a small amount of attention then never be spoken of again."