"Squid Plus One" is the first half of the 192nd episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Squidward is preparing for his day when SpongeBob shows up to ask what he is doing. Squidward replies that he is busy but SpongeBob wonders why he is busy. Squidward says he's going to spending quality time with someone important and slams the door on SpongeBob before continuing to enjoy his afternoon. However, his door rings again and, thinking it's SpongeBob, accidently yells at a mailman. Squidward then takes the mail and it's revealed as an invination to the Galleria Diphtheria. However, Squidward notices some words at the bottom and the mailman says he can bring someone to go along. SpongeBob is eager to go but Squidward declines the offer and slams the door on SpongeBob yet again.
A little later, Squidward is trying to find some friends to take to the Galleria Dipheria but is having some trouble. Squidward gets an idea after seeing SpongeBob run outside with a jump rope and runs outside to ask him something. SpongeBob believes Squidward was going to ask him to go to the art gallery opening but Squidward just askes him where the mailman went. SpongeBob tells him he went over to Widow Duncan's house and Squidward runs off toward the house. Squidward finds the mailman who is in the middle of delivering a package. The two of them figure out they have most things in common but Squidward is shocked to hear that the mailman hates clarinets. As the mailman continues talking about why he hates clarinets, Squidward is already gone. The mailman hits himself upon being too opinionated.
Later, Squidward is seen walking in town and picks up a can belonging to SpongeBob. Squidward wants to tell SpongeBob important but it turns out he just wants to talk to Larry. At the beach, Squidward tries to ask Larry to go to the art gallert with him but Larry manages to convince Squidward to go riding on a jet ski instead. Squidward and Larry go riding around nto the carnival and eventually do other activities such as playing pool, going to the movies, and playing instruments together. Squidward replies to Larry that he meant someone earlier that didn't like clarinet music and Larry agrees with him. Squidward askes Larry if he would go to the gallery opening later and Larry agrees only want to make a protein shake first. However, Squidward calls the protein "glop" and starts to mock people that drink them. An enraged Larry smashes Squidward into the ground and walks off. Squidward is saddened but SpongeBob appears and helps him out of the hole. Squidward thanks SpongeBob for helping him out of the hole and SpongeBob says he'll do anything for a friend. Upon hearing that, Squidward askes SpongeBob to go with him to the gallery show and SpongeBob gasps in excitement. However, at Galleria Dipheria, it turns out Squidward ends up going with a reflection of himself in the mirror with Perch Perkins remarking it's "sad." Squidward then tells his expression that he will always be his "plus one."
- This is the first time that Perch Perkins has been purple in the series.
- The Mailfish reveals that his actually name is Norton.
Home video releases
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete 9th Season