Squidward's Western Ancestor/ Hopalong Tentacles is a bartender at the Krusty Kantina. He first appeared in the episode Pest of the West and so far that was his only appearance. Squidward's Western Ancestor plays the piano during a song by putting 5 cents into the coin slot. He like the real Squidward thinks SpongeBuck, like the Real SpongeBob is anoying. He sells milk and perhaps other beverages. It is unknown where he actually lives, he could possibly stay in Dead-Eye Inn. He thinks Mr. Krabs' Western Ancestor is cheap just like the Real Mr. Krabs.
He looks like Squidward and the only two differences is his ancestor has a mustache and wears western style clothing.
- In the credits of Pest of the West, he is listed as "Hopalong Tentacles".
- His name is a wordplay to "Hop along".
- His name may be a reference to the real-life Hopalong Cassidy.
- His design for a statue in Dead Eye Gulch is himself in muscular form.