Squidward Tentacles is an anthropomorphic octopus (although his name has the word "Squid" in it)[a] who lives in a moai between SpongeBob SquarePants' and Patrick Star's houses. The character is portrayed as ill-tempered, pretentious, and cynical who strongly despises his neighbors for their constant boisterous, noisy behavior. However, the pair are unaware of Squidward's antipathy towards them and see him as a friend. Squidward works as a cashier at the Krusty Krab restaurant. He loves playing his clarinet, make art, and basks in the sun.