House Fancy is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season six. In this episode, Squidward prepares his house for a TV show.
House Fancy




Squidward is about to watch House Fancy , a program showcasing fancy homes, and as host Nicholas Whithers (voiced by Food Network host Alton Brown) introduces the episode's first guest, Squidward gets a phone call from Squilliam revealing that the guest is none other than himself. Squidward watches in anger as Squilliam shows off the various features of his house, which is several stories high, and includes an elevator with a built-in hot tub, decorated toilets with gold toilet paper holders, a garden on the rooftop, and a 160 foot sculpture of his unibrow made of gilded doorknobs. In a fit of blind jealousy, Squidward calls Nicholas and tells him that he has a much fancier home than Squilliam. Squidward realizes what he has just done and desperately tries to make his house fancier, but it is no success. SpongeBob appears and offers to help him, with disastrous results (one of them involved Squidward's toenail being ripped out from moving a sofa). Soon, Squidward hears the doorbell ring, and tells SpongeBob to clean up the mess with a vacuum. However, he ends up sucking up everything in the house, causing the vacuum to explode and destroying the house. However, when Nicholas Whithers sees Squidward's destroyed house, he views it as a work of abstract art, and proclaims that his house is better than Squilliam's. The end leads to Squilliam crying because he has lost, and Squidward happy with the help of SpongeBob.

Major Events

  • Squidward is crowned House Fancy Prince.
  • Squidward gets his second victory over Squilliam.


  • When SpongeBob crushes Squidward's foot with the couch, blood is shown. This is the first or one of the only time blood appears in SpongeBob.
  • This episode marks the third appearances of Squilliam since Band Geeks and Squilliam Returns.
  • Twelfth episode where Squidward's rear end is noticeable.
  • Squilliam displays his "rooftop garden", but his house is initially shown to have a tower instead of a flat roof.
  • This is the second time Squidward wins against Squilliam at the end of the episode. The first was in "Band Geeks" (Squlliam's debut).
  • After Squidward's house is destroyed by the vacuum, for a split second you can see nothing at the house, not even SpongeBob and Squidward before the house fancy logo comes up. However, when Nicholas Withers and Squilliam get to Squidward's house, everything is back at the house again.
  • Squidward says there's a stain on the rug, but the stain is on the floor itself.
  • Squidward was given 2 hours to prepare for the TV show, and thus could have easily cleaned the stain on the floor.
  • Squidward said to SpongeBob that he would call the cops "again" if SpongeBob didn't go away. This could possibly represent Fiasco! in which Squidward called them on SpongeBob for making a lot of noise. However they then arrest Squidward for no reason. In this episode, Squidward probably got out of jail as the police realized that he didn't do anything.
  • Squilliam cries after Nick claims Squidward's house is far more fancier than Squilliam's house, and the sound of his crying sounds like Waluigi's from the Mario series.
  • The original ending was Nicholas Withers hating Squidward's house and Squidward punching Squilliam in anger.
  • In the ending scene where Nicholas Whithers visits Squidward's house, SpongeBob's house is missing.
  • In "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants", Squidward is seen reading a House Fancy magazine.
  • This episode, along with "Krabby Road", air less often in the Netherlands.
  • This episode aired on Nickelodeon with "Krabby Road" in March 2008. On, this episode aired in June 2008.
  • This is the second time Squilliam cries; first was Squilliam Returns.
  • This is the first time Squilliam's house is shown.
  • The show House Fancy is a parody of HGTV's House Hunters.
  • When Patrick is going to Squidward's toilet, he has nothing, but when he came out from the toilet, he is holding a newspaper. It is possible that Squidward keeps a newspaper in his bathroom.
  • When Squidward asks SpongeBob to paint the faded part on his wall, he gives SpongeBob blue paint, even though the wall is green. The paint was blue but dries the color of the wall but the house blew up before it got a chance to fade in.
  • When Squidward's couch was all together, the paint was all over the couch. But when the couch is split in half some of the paint disappeared.
  • Mr. KrabsSandy and Gary don't appear in this episode.
  • Whenever Squilliam's last name is shown throughout the episode it's spelled as Fancy son.
  • The font used on the title card is called "Curlz MT"
  • This episode is rated TV-Y7
  • This is the first episode not to be on Netflix

Cultural references

  • Alton Brown, who voices Nicholas Withers in this episode, hosts the shows Good Eats and Iron Chef America on Food Network.
  • When Squidward is watching House Fancy, the opening scene is a parody of Clean House.


Original Music

  • House Fancy Theme Song - #1: Squidward switches on the TV. {Eban Schletter}
  • Steel Sting - Squidward's phone rings. {Jeremy Wakefield}
  • House Fancy Theme Song - #2: House Fancy transition #1. {Eban Schletter}
  • House Fancy Theme Song - #3: House Fancy transition #2. {Eban Schletter}
  • House Fancy Theme Song - #4: House Fancy logo #1. {Eban Schletter}
  • House Fancy Theme Song - #5: House Fancy logo #2. {Eban Schletter}
  • Steel Licks - Patrick leaves Squidward's bathroom. {Jeremy Wakefield}
  • House Fancy Theme Song - #6: House Fancy logo #3. {Eban Schletter}

APM Music

  • Comic Walk - Squidward answers the phone to Squilliam Fancyson.
  • Drama Link (b) - Squidward sees Squilliam on TV and drops the cup (in slow-mo).
  • Sport Gallop - Camera pan reveal of Squilliam's house.
  • Royal King - Squilliam's welcomes Nicholas Withers to his foyer.
  • Happiness Castle - Squilliam's shows his golden gilded doorknob.
  • Entry Into Parliament - Squilliam's showcases his bathroom.
  • Tiki Lounge - Squilliam & Nicholas take a ride in the whirlpool bath elevator.
  • Tomfoolery - Squidward calls Nicholas Whithers and sets his house ready for his arrival.
  • Wild Eyes - Squidward panics.
  • Tympup A / ? - Squidward discovers his wall drenched in paint.
  • Footsteps of Horror - Squidward hisses at SpongeBob.
  • Tales from the Swamp (c) - "Oh, no, they're already here! Go get a vacuum to clean up all the sofa bits!"
  • Outrage - SpongeBob gets sucked into the vacuum.
  • Funeral March - The toilet chokes to death.
  • Tympup A - Squidward & Squilliam are shocked.
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