Astrology with Squidward (rumored lost episodes of a series of animated shorts; existence unconfirmed; 2000s)

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Status: Existence Unconfirmed

Astrology with Squidward is a 2000 Nickelodeon series of interstitial shorts, where, during different times of the year during the original airing, Squidward Tentacles would explain the different parts of the Zodiac. The Zodiac symbols that are represented in the shorts, however, are just crudely designed versions of the main characters (like SpongeBob as Sagittarius and Patrick as Taurus), although Mr. Krabs is represented in his normal design as Cancer, and two Ambulance Fish are represented in their normal design as Gemini.

Despite the shorts becoming nearly as popular as its predecessor, Nickelodeon made the decision to pull them from the air in 2001 (though interestingly, the recording of the Gemini short below shows a version of the Nickelodeon logo that wouldn't be used until 2009), but they later reappeared on their sister channel, Nicktoons, in 2002, where they continued airing until 2005. Having last aired at a time when recording television and Nicktoons' availability weren't as prevalent as they are now, several variants and entire shorts are missing. Six English shorts, six Russian-dubbed shorts, and two Polish-dubbed shorts have surfaced. There are also rumored to be two other shorts which are Libra (Squidward) and Virgo (Pearl) that also allegedly exist but are missing in all languages. However, due to there being no evidence outside of anonymous Wikipedia contributions, some people believe that Libra and Virgo were never actually made.

Though it's not confirmed, Aquarius, Capricorn, Aries, and Scorpio may also exist, as they would complete the zodiac.[1]

Videos

The surviving English, Russian, and Polish shorts are listed below.

"Cancer" in English (Russian here)
"Taurus" in English (Russian here/Polish here)
"Gemini" in English (Russian here)
"Pisces" in English (Russian here)
"Sagittarius" in English (Russian here)
"Leo" in English (Russian here/Polish here)

References