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Season number: 14
Production code: 296a
First airing: USA November 23, 2023
Sister episode(s): Squidiot Box
Writer(s): Mike Bell
Storyboard director: Kurt Snyder
Supervising director: Ian Vazquez
Animation director: TBD
Producer: Joe Crowley
Executive producer: Marc Ceccarelli
Vincent Waller
Stephen Hillenburg
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"BassWard" is the first segment of the third episode of season 14, and it is paired with "Squidiot Box." In this episode, Squidward and Bubble Bass are forced to tolerate each other's company on a trip to Jetsam City.



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  • This episode was originally going to premiere at 5:00pm, but it was moved to 4:00pm.
  • This is the first episode Mike Bell has written for the main SpongeBob series since "Good Neighbors," which premiered 18 years prior to this episode.
  • This episode's title is a portmanteau of Bubble Bass' surname and Squidward's first name.
  • Squidward's scream at the end of this episode was reused from the episode "Jolly Lodgers."
  • A picture of the IJLSA is on the comic convention building.
  • This episode marks Bubble Bass' first major role in season 14.