Are You Happy Now?:
- Never Live It Down: This episode will undoubtedly be remembered for Squidward attempting to hang himself, although he was really hanging up a bird cage.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: SpongeBob is in total Nice Guy mode here, spending his own money to try and help Squidward, and none of the bad things that happen to Squidward are his fault. Some viewers have even stated that SpongeBob's behavior is the only good thing about the episode.
- Tear Jerker: Anyone who saw the infamous scene where it looks like Squidward is going to hang himself had one of several reactions: sheer horror from the content, sheer horror from the fact that the writers would attempt to make such a crass joke, amusement that the writers seemingly referenced the Creepypasta Squidward's Suicide, or heartrending levels of sorrow.
- The scene of Squidward and SpongeBob crying together.
- Hell, the episode as a whole is a Humiliation Conga for Squidward.
- The Woobie: Squidward.