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Urban legends/creepypasta

"Reef Blower"


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Deleted scenes

"I Was a Teenage Gary"

There was a rumor that in the original airing, there was a scene showing Squidward's transformation to a snail. It has since been proven false as of June 12, 2016, confirmed by a YouTube user named 90sGiveMeGoosebumps, who has a tape with the original airing of this episode.[4] In fact, as further proof, he also uploaded a clip of All That cast member Lori Beth Denberg introducing this episode as brand new.[5] In addition, Vincent Waller said on Twitter that the so-called deleted scene was never drawn in the storyboard of this episode.[6]


SpongeBob SquarePants - "I Was a Teenage Gary" Deleted Scene Debunked (Original airing; October 28, 1999)

The original airing on October 28, 1999, which proves that Squidward's transformation scene was fake.

"Life of Crime"

There was a rumor that SpongeBob was originally going to say "no more getting nailed" and Patrick would nail a plank to his head. This remains unconfirmed, and according to many researchers of lost media, there is a good chance of it being false, or a misinterpretation of a scene from "My Pretty Seahorse."[7]

"Krusty Krab Training Video"

There was a rumor that in the original airing, there was a scene that had the narrator saying, "It must never be discussed" when the formula is about to be revealed then SpongeBob would trip. As of August 28, 2018, the deleted scene was confirmed to have been false by a YouTube user named CDCB2, who has a tape with the original airing of this episode.[8]

"Karate Island"

For years, there were rumors that in the original airing of this episode, there was a small amount of blood on Master Udon's face after getting beaten up by Sandy. Vincent Waller on Twitter eventually debunked this in 2018.[9]

"Squirrel Record"


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"License to Milkshake"


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"Snail Mail"



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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie


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Squidward's Suicide

The most popular image associated with "Squidward's Suicide"

"Squidward's Suicide" (also known as "Red Mist") is an urban legend written by an anonymous user from 7chan from October 4, 2006. This story was extremely popular and widely circulated in the early 2010s, and it introduced phrases that would be used in "copycat" Internet stories to the point of cliché, such as "hyper-realistic."

The narrator of the story claims to have worked at Viacom (the company that owns Nickelodeon and its shows) and received early access to future SpongeBob episodes. He recounts his experience watching the episode with other interns.

The most commonly-shared version recounts a disturbing and morbid episode (supposedly produced in place of "Fear of a Krabby Patty") about Squidward performing poorly at a clarinet recital. Squidward mourns his failure while illegal photos of dead children taken by a shadowy photographer flash as subliminal messages. The story culminates with a scene of Squidward in his room, having shot himself in the head. A popular image associated with the story depicts Squidward with bloodshot eyes. The "lost" episode has been recreated several times and in different formats on YouTube.

Red Mist Squidward from "SpongeBob in RandomLand."

The episode "SpongeBob in RandomLand" briefly features a character known as Red Mist Squidward, which is a direct reference to the story. Additionally, Ego Plum composed a music track specifically for this character's scene, titled "Red Mist Cue." Storyboard artist Adam Paloian, writer Kaz, and showrunner Vincent Waller all confirmed that the reference was made intentionally to poke fun at "truly silly, 'trying to be dark' fan fiction."[17] The scene featuring Red Mist Squidward was cut in UK airings due to its frightening nature, and was later replaced with Baby Squidward in US airings in November 2019 for the same reason.

SpongeBob's Fresh Start

SpongeBob's Fresh Start is a trollpasta. The story has a similar plot to Squidward's Suicide. The only real difference between the stories is that it's a retelling of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air theme song but with SpongeBob instead of Will Smith.

The Story of Evil SpongeBob

The story is a parody of killeryoshis's The Story of Evil Elmo. The story starts that SpongeBob turns evil, he killed all his friends including the Bikini Bottomites, committed crimes like bank robberies, bombings, drug dealing, and shooting innocent fish. This video was taken down by YouTube due of violating community guidelines, and the channel that made the video has been terminated since 2017.

SpongeBob Bootleg Episode

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The SpongeBob Bootleg Episode is a creepypasta about an edited version of "Dumped." The only image in it was a picture of SpongeBob with big, bloodshot eyes and no mouth. The rest was either color images or black screens. Most versions of the image are actually animated GIFs that feature SpongeBob blinking once the viewers stares at it long enough.

Theh Storry Off Squidwarrrxxxx

"Theh Storry Off Squidwarrxxxx" is a trollpasta (poorly written creepypasta) made in 2017. It involves a viewer wanting to watch SpongeBob SquarePants on TV and instead watching an episode called "Theh Story Off Squidwarrrxxxx" They decide to watch the episode, which involves SpongeBob annoying Squidward, causing the latter to commit suicide by jumping off a window. After viewing the episode, the narrator's television set melts. This Trollpasta became semi-popular after PhantomStrider included it in his Top 6 Worst SpongeBob Creepypasta's Video.

A Day With SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie

Supposed "DVD cover" for the movie

A Day with SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie is an nonexistent mockumentary that was said to be distributed by Reagal Films and MVD. The movie has been postponed, but the director plans to make the film through a crowdfunding effort. In this mockumentary, SpongeBob lives above ground like all Hollywood superstars. Afraid that SpongeBob is becoming old news, his boss runs a contest called "Spend a Day with SpongeBob". The contest makes SpongeBob the talk of the town, as thousands of kids enter to win. The lucky winner is Seth, and he is ecstatic about his day with SpongeBob. However, the day becomes a roller coaster ride as things don’t go quite the way they planned. For a while, this film was said to be lost, until is was debunked as no such film ever existed.

The Bikini Bottom Horror

The Bikini Bottom Horror is a horror webcomic written by the Redditor u/stillinthesimulation on the subreddit r/ImSorryJon. The series originated with a comic parodying how starfishes eat in real life, with a deranged Patrick consuming SpongeBob with his ejected stomach.

Video edits

SpongeBob (Speedy)

Many SpongeBob episodes posted on YouTube are often sped up, in order to avoid being taken down from Viacom (who own Nickelodeon, which airs and produces SpongeBob). It is one of the oldest SpongeBob-related phenomena on YouTube dating back to pre-copyright removal status which has been around since 2007. They can be specified as two types: Chipmunk and non-Chipmunk. Chipmunk is based from Alvin and the Chipmunks, as the characters' voices have been made higher-pitched. Non-Chipmunk involves the characters speaking with their regular voices (making them easier to understand), but the rest of the episode is sped up.

SpongeBob Backwards/Reverse


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SpongeBob Theme reversed (no lyrics)

This features episodes of SpongeBob played in reverse to express humor and at times, people notice hidden sentences in it. A similar phenomenon called "SpongeBob Theme Song in Reverse" plays the song backwards often with lyrics showing it has inappropriate lyrics in reverse (especially on "Drop on the deck and flop like a fish"). There is also a phenomenon in which SpongeBob and Patrick speak backwards from "Opposite Day" played in reverse to show what they are really saying.

Portrayed by SpongeBob


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The Internet Portrayed by SpongeBob by Vailskibum94

Portrayed by SpongeBob (for videos, SpongeBob Comparison Charts are used for still images) is a popular meme/video category where people take clips/screencaps from SpongeBob episodes alongside a caption/picture in the corner of what the clip is portraying, which can be movies, TV shows, websites, businesses, video games, or pretty much anything. The image version started around 2016, with the video variant starting later.

SpongeBob doxxing your IP Address

SpongeBob doxxing your IP Address is a series of YouTube videos which uses a fake IP address text over a random picture of SpongeBob and some stock music.

SpongeDubs / SpongeBob Sings X

SpongeDubs is a YouTuber who takes clips of SpongeBob saying words, cuts and edits them, and sets them on tune with famous songs. The first known sponge dub that SpongeDubs made is SpongeBob singing Bruno Mars's song, "That's What I Like", in April of 2017. Over a year later, he made & posted more dubs of SpongeBob singing songs. There are others who make / have made their own "SpongeBob sings" videos—also known as sponge dubs—that use / have used the same technique of audio & video editing as SpongeDubs's sponge dubs.

Numerous SpongeBob song covers have been made with Uberduck's SpongeBob SquarePants TalkNet model that possesses the function with which SpongeBob's voice can be made to speak and/or sing in the rhythm & pitch of what is spoken and/or sung in a reference audio that is used on the website.

Rock Motto

Plankton's appearance in the video.

Rock Motto (more commonly known as "SpingeBill Goes Into A Horrifying Dimension") is a YTP uploaded by ThatGuyPoops which became popular for being creepy at the same time as being funny. It has become a creepypasta, mainly due to Plankton's disturbing appearance in the video. It is likely parodying the episode "Rock Bottom," since the title card is using a messed up version of the original, and the video also contains clips from Rock Bottom.

Reaction to Wormy


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Reaction to Wormy (known as X's Reaction to Wormy) was a remix and reaction videos of non-SpongeBob characters to the close up shot of Wormy in Season 2 episode "Wormy". It started on April 8, 2015 and it received more than 4,400 views in less than six years. On April 16th, 2016, YouTuber nikkdisneylover8390 published the video "Pikachu's Reaction To Wormy", the video features a scene from the anime series Pokémon cut with the clip from SpongeBob so it appears as though the character Pokémon Pikachu is reacting to Wormy. The post received more than 32,000 views in less than five years.[18]


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Compilation of the Reaction to Wormy videos

Ever since then, many users would make the same reaction videos on other characters.[19] The reaction video started in early-2015.

Mr. Krabs cussing crossover


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Example of this crossover video

Mr. Krabs cussing crossover was a remix and reaction videos of other SpongeBob and non SpongeBob characters to Mr. Krabs cussing in Season 2 episode "Sailor Mouth", It shows Mr. Krabs swearing after he hit his foot on a rock, and in his pain, he shouts all thirteen expletives curse words. During that scene it shows shocked other characters from other series. It started on Febuary 3, 2018 by a Youtuber named Malik Young.


SpongeBob SquarePants (Sega Mega Drive)

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This bootleg game was released in 2012 for the Sega Mega Drive by a Russian company called KDS. It is a ROM hack of the European version of Virgin Games' Cool Spot. The plot, which is seen in the beginning of the game in Russian, involves a mysterious letter that was sent to SpongeBob that by his brother who needs help.

SpongeBob in Tehran

Screenshot of the movie SpongeBob in Tehran.

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SPONGEBOB IN TEHRAN The Weird Persian Bootleg SpongeBob Ripoff

Review of the movie SpongeBob in Tehran by 'A.S.K. Air'.

SpongeBob in Tehran is an unauthorized film released around 2017 made by the same company that made the illegal Persian dub, which was never found until 2020. The movie involves SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward all heading to the Iranian capital of Tehran to get the secret sauce recipe that Mr. Krabs told them to get. The poster uses stock art from the cover of Plankton's Robotic Revenge, and also through the entire movie, some of the backgrounds from the show and the first 2 movies were used. There is also a YouTube video that had the correct English translations, but it was soon taken down by ViacomCBS. There are also sequels unrelated to the film, all of which have also been taken down from YouTube. Those sequels are:

  • SpongeBob in Chabahar, which is live action and uses mascot costumes.
  • Bobby and Bobo in Iran: Save the Sibyl Gold, which features blatant clones of the characters.
  • SpongeBob Foreign Buddies (also known as SpongeBob's Alien Friends), which simply uses the characters' regular designs.

Other phenomena

You Have Met Spongebob on Club Penguin


This meme features a Club Penguin character waving to SpongeBob while the notification box says, "You have met SpongeBob! Would you like to give him a high-five and rob him afterwards?"

15.ai, FakeYou, and Uberduck

15.ai, FakeYou, and Uberduck are three websites where users can generate text-to-speech voice synthesis audio clips of famous celebrities and cartoon characters, such as SpongeBob. They are free to use. However, although 15.ai's TTS voice software can generate AI-synthesized voice clips that are more natural-sounding than FakeYou's and Uberduck's, 15.ai's website undergoes maintenance downtime more times than it is up, making the services of FakeYou and Uberduck the more available, publicly accessible websites for people to use SpongeBob text-to-speech voices than 15.ai. Sometimes, Uberduck and FakeYou undergo website downtime too, but less frequently than 15.ai does. Uberduck contributors also make AI voice models of characters & people that have the ability to synthesize singing results.[1]

All three websites have voices of SpongeBob SquarePants. Both Uberduck and FakeYou have text-to-speech voice models of the following: Squidward, the French Narrator, Mr. Krabs (all his voices), Patrick, Sandy, Plankton, the Realistic Fish Head, Mrs. Puff, Karen, Man Ray, Mermaid Man, Barnacle Boy, Larry, Pearl, Old Man Walker, Bubble Buddy, the Flying Dutchman, Kevin, Squilliam, Mindy, Smitty Werbenjägermanjensen, Patchy, Grandma SquarePants, Bubble Bass, Gary the Snail (as he appears in his dream in "Sleepy Time"), and the "Krusty Krab Training Video" narrator (albeit the Brazil Portuguese dub voice).

On uberduck.ai, there are three variant models of SpongeBob's voice:

  • The "post-sequel" SpongeBob voice model has been trained with voice data from the "modern" era of the franchise, AKA 2015⁠–⁠present.
  • The "pre-movie" SpongeBob voice model has been trained with voice data from Season 2.
  • The "regular" SpongeBob voice model has been trained with voice data from multiple SpongeBob SquarePants video games, especially those that were released in the post-movie era.

Uses in Internet Content

The YouTuber Negan Jeffrey posts SpongeBob song cover videos on YouTube that he has made with uberduck's SpongeBob SquarePants (regular) TalkNet model. Also, the YouTuber TheFactory occasionally posts SpongeBob song cover videos on YouTube that he has made with uberduck.ai, some of which have gone viral, with his most popular one being SpongeBob and Patrick rap "Family Ties" (amazing brother). Furthermore, the rap artist YourBoySponge uses uberduck's SpongeBob SquarePants (regular) TalkNet model to make SpongeBob rap original rap songs composed by the artist himself.

As of June 21, 2022, the most popular SpongeBob song cover video on YouTube that has been made with uberduck's SpongeBob SquarePants (regular) TalkNet model is SpongeBob sings Super Idol EXTENDED VERSION, which has received more than 4,000,000 views, 6,800+ comments, and over 122,000 likes.

Besides SpongeBob song covers, many memes, parodies, and other edits have been made with uberduck's SpongeBob Tacotron 2 models, some of which have gone viral, having received millions of views on YouTube. Significant examples of which are SpongeBob Meets his Past Self and Hey Patrick, Spell Kid Among Us Backwards. However, a majority of the videos that have been made with uberduck's SpongeBob voice models do not properly state / let viewers know the sources of the AI-synthetic SpongeBob speech that's featured in them, consequently misleading many people to assume and falsely believe that the AI-synthetic SpongeBob speech is from 15.ai or fakeyou.com — This misattribution and absence of proper credit has resulted in 15.ai's terms of service having a rule that forbids having 15.ai-and-non-15.ai-generated speech in the same videos and projects.

Every SpongeBob Frame In Order

An example of a frame that can easily be taken out of context, getting very popular on the Twitter account.

Every SpongeBob Frame in Order is an account on Facebook, Twitter and Discord, that posts every frame from SpongeBob SquarePants in chronological order, with episodes edited at 3 frames per second. All of the frames are also added on a website. The account has Incidental 70 as its profile picture, and is known for being a fan of him. The frames that get very popular on the accounts are often weird, inappropriate, or look strange without context.