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The massive popularity of SpongeBob SquarePants has led to a wide variety of different Internet memes based on the show. Countless quotes, scenes, and characters from the show have been featured in memes and viral videos. This page is a list of notable memes that are very popular or may have had popularity on YouTube or have been officially used by Nickelodeon. They are ordered alphabetically.

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SpongeBob's main voice actor, Tom Kenny has explained a variety of memes based on SpongeBob SquarePants in a 2019 video.

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Tom Kenny Explains SpongeBob Memes

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25[]

This is a joke from "New Student Starfish." In the episode, Mrs. Puff asks Patrick to introduce himself to the class, and he says "24" instead of his name. Later, SpongeBob and Patrick whisper to each other, and SpongeBob thinks of something funnier than 24. Patrick wants to hear it, and he says "25," causing both of them to crack up with laughter. The quote, along with the scene of SpongeBob and Patrick in boating school, is often used in scenarios that mention the number 25. It is often referenced in instances where the number 25 is relevant, such as a 25th birthday cake. It was also featured in Youtooz toys and referenced in A Very Patchy Holiday Livestream.

6. The Dollar[]

This meme originates from the YouTube video titled "top ten spongebob funny faces.wmv," featuring a snapshot of SpongeBob with a horrified expression looking at Mr. Krabs' paint-covered dollar in the episode "Wet Painters" at #6.

"Alright, I get it!"[]

This comes from the scene in "Plankton's Army" when Clem is introducing Plankton's family and Plankton yells "Alright, I get it!"

This meme is used for when something is repeated many times.

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The scene where the quote is said.

"Are you feelin' it now, Mr. Krabs?"[]

This is a quote from "Mid-Life Crustacean." SpongeBob and Patrick ask Mr. Krabs if he is feeling young again. The quote is often remixed, used in different contexts, or edited to ask a different character if they are "feeling it."

An official shirt of the quote was made by Nickelodeon and released to Hot Topic.

Although Nickelodeon would later pull "Mid-Life Crustacean" from circulation in 2021 due to concerns over some key story elements being potentially inappropriate for children, official merchandise featuring the quote is still produced and made available for purchase.

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A scene where the quote is said.


"Aw, this looks neat"[]

This is a scene from "Sleepy Time" where SpongeBob enters Sandy's dream, saying this before he accidentally falls off an airplane into the sky. There became uploads of this meme replacing SpongeBob's scream with screams from other media.

Baby Patrick[]

This is a scene from "Goo Goo Gas" where Patrick turns into a baby when everyone else is turning into a baby. The scene amassed millions of views from Rickrolling. A popular video sets the tune to an edited excerpt from Soulja's Boy's "Kiss Me Thru the Phone." In a SpongeBob SquarePants Official YouTube channel video, the meme was referenced as a thumbnail for a "Goo Goo Gas" IRL recreation as the same name was used for a "Ink Lemonade" IRL video. This meme was also tweeted by the official SpongeBob SquarePants Twitter account about the meme in iconic scenes.[1]

The meme referenced by the official Twitter account.

Beating up Patrick[]

This is a scene from "No Weenies Allowed" where SpongeBob fakes a fight with Patrick so he can prove he is tough and be allowed into the Salty Spittoon. Patrick throws the fight by beating himself up. Edited versions of the scene usually shows a fictional character or something/someone watching the episode making it look like they're the one actually doing it. This meme was later used as an emote for Patrick's morph in SpongeBob Simulator.

Because I'm all out of MONEY![]

This is a scene from "Skill Crane" where Mr. Krabs asks Squidward why he doesn't need some more change, and Squidward angrily replies saying that he is all out of money. Several edits of this scene have the word "money" heavily distorted.

Big Fat Meanie[]

This is a scene from "New Student Starfish." During class, Patrick tosses SpongeBob a picture he drew, depicting a rather ugly obese-looking Mrs. Puff with the words "Big Fat Meanie." When Mrs. Puff sees this, she takes on the same appearance as the drawing and says "As if I really look like this!," then puts the picture in a drawer with other ugly pictures of her inside.

The meme usually involves Patrick's picture and Mrs. Puff forming into such being replaced with various other things.

The meme is referenced in the season 13episode "Salty Sponge. When Mrs. Puff walks in, the back of her jacket says "Big Fat Meanie."

The meme is also referenced on a paper in Mrs. Puff's Boating School in SpongeBob Simulator.

Breath In Boi[]

This is a set of two images from the online game, Kah Rah Tay Contest. They show SpongeBob clasping his hands together and leaning over. The images are commonly used as a reaction image to various instances of people making an unwise decision. Also, there was an official pin made from this meme.

Bubble Bass sitting on Plankton[]

This is a scene from F.U.N. where SpongeBob and Plankton watch a movie and then Bubble Bass comes and sits on Plankton. This meme is common among YouTube poops.

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Burning fish[]

A scene from "Prehibernation Week," when SpongeBob and Sandy are doing extreme activities, Sandy passes by a camper fish at high speed, causing him to burn. The meme is used to reflect when someone is used to a chaotic situation.

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"Careful SpongeBob!"[]

This is a line said by Patrick Star in the episode "Wet Painters" when SpongeBob is trying to open a can of paint. In the early 2020s, the scene was used in multiple reanimations and parodies on YouTube (such as a version in which SpongeBob yells at Patrick to "shut up.").

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Original scene

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Careful spongebob

Example of the meme

"Chocolate!"[]

This is a quote from the episode "Chocolate with Nuts," shouted by one particular incidental fish character. It spawned as a popular YTMND fad, which has since spread to YouTube and other sites. This meme was also referenced in When You Wish Upon a Pat,[2][3] "Chocolate with Nuts: Puppet Edition!," and "A Very Patchy Holiday Stream Special."

Confused Mr. Krabs (Mr. Krabs Blur)[]

This is a distorted image taken from a scene in "Patty Hype." In the scene, Mr. Krabs is at the Pretty Patty stand, surrounded by angry customers. The picture is used in memes to represent sudden confusion. The meme's most well-known use was titled When you wake up from a nap.

An official shirt of the meme was released to Hot Topic in 2019. The official SpongeBob social media accounts also posted a reimagining of the meme by storyboard artist Caroline Director, featuring SpongeBob in place of Mr. Krabs. The meme was used as a theory for SpongeBob's embarrassing Christmas party photo, as mentioned in "The Secret Box."

This meme was also referenced in the Fall Guys x SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Bash.

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Reference to the meme in the Fall Guys x SpongeBob Bikini Bottom Bash

Crank That Soulja Boy Patrick![]

This meme is from a 2007 video that consists of the song Crank That from Soulja Boy being played over clips of "Opposite Day," "Pizza Delivery," "Hall Monitor," "Sailor Mouth," and "Gary Takes a Bath."

A scene from this video of Patrick dancing in a clip from "Opposite Day" became popular on YouTube in 2020. Many remixes of the video have been created, most affecting the quality of the video.

Claustrophobic Squidward[]

This is a quote from the episode "Wishing You Well," where after SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward are stuck in the Krusty Krab's well, Squidward reveals to be claustrophobic when Patrick stands near him. Having no real idea or meaning of what the word is, SpongeBob thinks that Squidward is afraid of Santa Claus. When Squidward denies it, Patrick attempts to scare the latter by saying "Ho Ho Ho!," which SpongeBob thinks is actually scaring Squidward.

This scene became a popular meme template featuring other characters (SpongeBob) confusing words for something else after another character (Squidward) tells them that they are afraid of something and then a third character (Patrick) attempting to scare them.

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"Deuueaugh!"[]

This is a quote from the episode "Something Smells." In the episode, Troutenheimer smells SpongeBob's breath at Reef Cinema and makes the noise "Deaugh!" with a weird look on his face. He then runs out of the cinema.

This scene has become very popular on sites such as YouTube, where it has become a subject of remixes, edits, and compilations. It is usually spelled as "Deuueaugh!" in video titles, but Nickelodeon spells it as "deaugh."

Nickelodeon released an official pin of the meme.

"Does Squidward take requests?"[]

This is a quote from an interstitial from the defunct "SpongeBob's Nicktoon Summer Splash" programming block in which SpongeBob reads a piece of viewer mail asking Squidward to play "What a Girl Wants". Edits replacing the short song Squidward plays in response (usually with something that sounds nothing like a clarinet) have become popular, often deliberately rendered in low-quality video to poke fun at the interstitial's low-quality animation.

"Does this look dangerous?"[]

This is a quote by Patrick in "Hooky" where he leans on one hook with a lot of hooks in his mouth. He then says to SpongeBob, "Does this look dangerous?" The quote is used again in "Ridin' the Hook." The image of Patrick saying this quote was used in The Complete 1st Season and The Complete First Season in the episode selection screen as the select image.

This meme became popular among caption memes and users in DeviantArt often replace Patrick with a different character.

"Don't touch me, I'm sterile!"[]

This is a quote by Patrick in "Suds" where he puts his medical gloves in the water. He puts his gloves in the water, then he takes them out and says the quote.

The meme is viral and is used in merchandise.

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The original scene.

E Minor[]

A scene from the episode "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," where Squidward plays Solitude in E Minor for Patrick on his clarinet, to which Patrick falls asleep at the very first note. The meme is also referenced in SpongeBob's Game Frenzy.

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The meme referenced in SpongeBob's Game Frenzy.

Emo SpongeBob[]

This image was drawn by DeviantArt artist u/kez-the-emo-lord[4] in one of the pages of the book I Ripped My Pants! in 2007. It became popular the following year, being used in countless YouTube video edits from 2008 to 2009, but eventually became an ironic meme.[5] 13 years later, the meme appeared in the Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years episode "What About Meep?," making it canon that SpongeBob had an emo phase.

Every Villain is Lemons[]

This is a scene from Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V where after Barnacle Boy becomes evil a news report shows that him, Man Ray and The Dirty Bubble have committed a series of crimes and named there organization "e.v.i.l." standing for Every Villain is Lemons. This meme is popular among caption meme its also commonly used for mocking people on the internet.

Fake houses[]

This meme is a YouTube fad. This meme features SpongeBob's house, Squidward's house, Patrick's house, the Krusty Krab and other buildings being replaced with fake houses such as "tall houses" and "character houses." This meme was extremely popular on YouTube.[6] The scenes in those memes likely parody a scene in "Unreal Estate." This meme was also featured on Popsponge videos. This meme also uses a stock art of SpongeBob's house.

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Fake houses Spongebob, Plankton and Mr Krabs meme

Example of those memes

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The stock art used in most of the memes.

"Firmly grasp it!"[]

This is a scene from "Jellyfishing." After Squidward has an accident involving a bike and a jellyfish, SpongeBob and Patrick decide to cheer him up by jellyfishing with him. However, when it's time to hold the net, Squidward can't hold it since he's covered with bandages. Patrick, with no knowledge on how his bandages work, tells Squidward to hold the net. When he is angry after a few attempts, he tells Squidward to "Firmly grasp it!" and stabs it on his injured hand.

This meme is very popular among sparta remixes as well as caption memes.

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Spongebob- FIRMLY GRASP IT

Gangster SpongeBob[]

Gangster SpongeBob or Gangsta SpongeBob refers to a series of fan art that depict SpongeBob SquarePants as a gangster. Originally a series of independently created fan art, in 2019 and 2020, the artworks gained meme recognition, being used as source material for ironic memes.

Gentle Breeze fad[]

In the late 2000s, a user named Kortez3000 made a video of Moar Krabs (more information below) set to the song "Gentle Breeze" from the video game Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2, with different visual effects being applied and changing to the notes of the song. The fad took off when another user made the same fad, simply titled "Squidward," using the frame from "Prehibernation Week" when Squidward smiles at Mr. Krabs after Sandy announces SpongeBob went missing. Since then, millions of fads were made using the painted close-ups or otherwise candid frames from the show as well as disturbing fanart of the show's characters and even characters and images from other series. The videos are usually called "(name)ward" or a corruption of the character's name.

"Get out of my house!"[]

The meme originated from a scene from the episode "Good Neighbors," where Squidward yells at SpongeBob and Patrick to get out of his house. Edits of this meme often have SpongeBob and Patrick being replaced with different characters from other franchises getting kicked out of Squidward's house. This meme has been used in the "We have come for your nectar." meme.

Girly Teengirl[]

Main article: Girly Teengirl

Girly Teengirl is a female teenage sponge who appears in the episode "The Slumber Party." She moved to Bikini Bottom from Farawayville and Pearl mistakes her for SpongeBob. The character became an internet meme in April 2023, with users jokingly arguing over whether Pearl had the moral right to banish Girly Teengirl from her slumber party.

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Handsome Squidward[]

This is an alter-ego of Squidward from "The Two Faces of Squidward." After SpongeBob hits the door on Squidward several times, he becomes more handsome than before. SpongeBob then shoves Squidward out of the way, and he looks as if he is dancing.

This image has become very popular in edits, remixes, and numerous YouTube videos. It has also been parodied by fan-made art of other characters impersonating the handsome face. Squidward's "dancing" has also become popular on YouTube, and videos will usually show him dancing to different songs or music.

The meme has been featured on Nickelodeon's social media accounts, and a figure of Handsome Squidward was released as part of the Masterpiece Memes toy line.

Several Easter eggs involving the Handsome Squidward meme were added. This meme is featured as an Easter egg into a painting in Squidward's house, and Squidward's Dream in Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated. Likewise, this meme was featured as an Easter egg in the themed entrance in the main hub area for 2022 Kids' Choice Awards in Nickverse as well as being a buyable picture.

The meme was also featured in Squidward's paintings in McDonald's' 2021 Happy Meal promotion.

The meme was also referenced in SpongeBob's Game Frenzy.

This meme was seen as Squidward's super in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2.

When meeting Rodger Bumpass at a comic con, (the voice actor of Squidward Tentacles) on his table will be a picture of this meme when meeting him.

This meme was also referenced or partially referenced in several episodes. In SpongeBob SquarePants, it was referenced in "Chatterbox Gary" and "Upturn Girls," and a similarity to the meme was used in "Squidward's Sick Daze." This meme was referenced in two Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years episodes, "Deep Sea Despot" and "Hats Off to Space."

This meme was added as a playable Fall Guys skin on August 31, 2023.

Have a Bowl Mr. Squidward[]

This meme refers to a scene from a parody commercial for Kraft Mac n' Cheese SpongeBob shapes where Mr. Krabs tells Squidward to have a bowl of the Mac n' Cheese and throws it at Squidward. The meme has several variants on YouTube, including one by AquaticNeptune.

"Have I ever not been right?"[]

A scene from "Grandma's Kisses," when Patrick tells SpongeBob that he must start acting like a man to gain respect, SpongeBob replies with "You're right, Patrick," to which Patrick replies "Have I ever not been right?," and then the scene cuts to a picture of SpongeBob on a giant red firecracker, a picture of SpongeBob with a giant funnel in his mouth while Patrick holds a giant pumpkin, and a picture of SpongeBob and Patrick in black speedos while a wolf whistle is heard in the background. The meme is used to show how Patrick has terrible ideas, yet he thinks that these ideas are great.

"He's gonna drown in it!"[]

This is a quote from Squidward in "Dying For Pie." He says this after "finding out" SpongeBob will die at sunset. Squidward repeats it before leaving Krabs' office, and the latter writes "Note to self: Watch out for Squidward."

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"Hello, I like money!"[]

This is a quote from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. When Perch Perkins is about to start an interview with Mr. Krabs, Mr. Krabs says "Hello, I like money." This has become a popular meme, and it is often used to mock things regarded as scams, cash grabs, and announcements that nobody asked for.

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Here lies Squidward's hopes and dreams[]

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The original frame

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Official stock art

This is a meme from the episode "One Krabs Trash," where Squidward is shown mourning a grave. When he leaves, Mr. Krabs goes over and sees that the gravestone reads "Here lies Squidward's hopes and dreams." He says, "What a baby," before continuing his search for Smitty Werbenjägermanjensen's grave. The part that reads "Squidward's hopes and dreams" is usually replaced by something else.

"Hey, Plankton, can our first song go like this?"[]

This is a meme from the episode "Krabby Road," where SpongeBob says, "Hey, Plankton, can our first song be like this?" and makes a deep alarm noise then a high-pitched screech. Various songs or sounds will usually replace the alarm noise and the high-pitched screech.

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"Hey, SpongeBob!"[]

This meme originated from "I Had an Accident," where Patrick makes a laugh after Sandy greets SpongeBob. The edit commonly used is from a Hurricoaster YTP Called "It's Rip Snortin' Time 2" in which Patrick's joyful scream is distorted as he body flashes random colors. People have taken to using the Rip Snortin' Time 2 version and editing the audio.

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"Hey Squidward, why do you sound like Patrick?"[]

This meme originated from a cutscene from Operation Krabby Patty in which Squidward pranks SpongeBob after he asked him to help him getting cheese in the Wrong Side. The meme would be usually be used as an out of context clip or as an edit replacing the reveal with something else.

"Hi, i'm SpongeBob."[]

This is a quote from SpongeBob in "The Bully." He says this when meeting Flats the Flounder. Starting around April 2023, the meme became very popular by using a stock image of SpongeBob and the line into various media.

"Hi, Squidward"[]

Based on a series running gag of SpongeBob ruining Squidward's day, this meme became popular in April 2023. This meme usually involves comic-styled memes of Squidward doing a mundane task, often starting with "It sure is nice". SpongeBob appearing just as Squidward declares what he is doing, oftentimes harming Squidward. Variants of this meme include Squidward being involved in historical tragedies, with SpongeBob as the cause.

"Hi, how are ya?"[]

This is a quote from "Not Normal." After SpongeBob watches a video on how to be normal, he begins emulating the personality of the person featured in the video, Mr. Normal. A commonly said phrase by SpongeBob during his "normal" phase is, "Hi, how are ya?" This has become popular among YouTube remixes and reactions used in Tumblr quotes.

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"How tough are ya?"[]

This is a quote from "No Weenies Allowed." Reg asks the Popeye fish about how tough he really is. The Popeye fish says that he ate a bowl of nails without any milk.

The quote gained traction with normal-at-first-but-actually-extreme statements.

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Hurricane Sandy[]

When Hurricane Sandy made landfall at the North Eastern part of the United States and Eastern Canada on October 29, 2012, this meme was super popular and memes begin to spread on Twitter and Tumblr from using a main character that begins with the name "Sandy."

"I cannot let you escape Squidward"[]

On January 12, 2023, Instagram user absolutenutcase162 posted a two-panel meme that showed SpongeBob on "Day 93" at the top of a basement's staircase with a speech bubble reading, "I cannot let you escape, squidward. I am adding another demon core to your confinement until you calm down." Squidward is then shown with no eyes and many wrinkles, looking back at SpongeBob while surrounded by demon cores. Over the course of four months, the post gained roughly 6,500 likes.

Roughly two months later on March 7th 2023, Twitter user SNick (SNick_WT) created and tweeted a video that added a voiceover to absolutenutcase162's meme, with Squidward screaming at the video's end. The tweet received over 5,430 likes and 1150 retweets in over 4 months. On March 11th, 2023, YouTuber Mr. Mysterious uploaded a repost on YouTube. Over the course of two months, the video gained roughly 224,100 views and 17,000 likes. Later, on May 19th, 2023, SNick uploaded the video to YouTube. Going into mid-2023, more video variations surfaced on YouTube, including a different yet similar voiceover uploaded by YouTuber Memetastic on April 11th, 2023, that gained roughly 88,300 views and 4,900 likes in one month. This resulted the meme to spike with popularity in mid-2023.

"I defy you, Heart Man!"[]

This is a quote from "Valentine's Day," in which an enraged Patrick attacks a fish wearing a heart costume.

This meme can be used in many different situations, commonly pertaining to love and the holiday of Valentine's Day.

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"I don't need it"[]

This is a quote from "Tea at the Treedome." SpongeBob stares and wonders whether he needs water. This is one of the SpongeBob image macros, and is usually used to convey the struggle to resist something that is not needed and ultimately caving in.

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"I have three dollars"[]

This meme uses a screenshot from the episode "One Krabs Trash" of Patrick holding up three dollars bills. The meme has become a reaction image for people jokingly expressing their lack of money. The original line from the episode states that Patrick has seven dollars but since Patrick holds up three notes, three dollars is most commonly used in the meme.

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Ight Imma Head Out[]

This is a still image taken from "The Smoking Peanut" where SpongeBob is about to sit down to watch TV. Despite this, the image is used to portray SpongeBob preparing to leave his house.

This meme is often used to mock awkward situations, regarding leaving the room.

In merchandise, the phrase is often changed to ..."Oh, I can't."

There are officially licensed T-Shirts, pins, an embroidery patch and a Youtooz collectible statue based on the meme.

"I hate this channel."[]

It's an exploitable scene from the episode "Squidville," featuring Patrick saying "I hate this channel" while pressing a remote. Scenes from various television shows and films are often edited into the scene, playing before Patrick changes channels until Squidward changes the channel back while he continues watching the video.

"I love you"[]

This is a quote from "Chocolate with Nuts." SpongeBob tells Patrick to flatter the next customer to make him feel better so he would buy their chocolate bars. When they arrive at Incidental 60's house, Patrick says "I love you," and Incidental 60 immediately shuts the door.

This is a very popular fad on YouTube. It has been featured numerous times in Sparta remixes and memes such as "Can You Survive (number of minutes) of I Love You?"

"I will trap Santa in my box, locked up like Fort Knox"[]

This is a quote from "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" in which Patrick sings to SpongeBob about capturing Santa to the tune of The Nutcracker. This meme was made used as various edits of the last line of the song with other meanings.

"It's not my wallet"[]

A scene from "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III." Man Ray attempts to give Patrick his wallet in Goodness Lesson #1, and he tries to do it by explaining to him that he found his ID in said wallet, with Patrick refusing the offer because he still believes it’s not his wallet. This meme is used in a similar way to where Man Ray is the person that gives logic and evidence to come to the conclusion, and Patrick is the person that still refuses to believe.

Imagination[]

This is a repeated quote from "Idiot Box." This meme involves the photo of SpongeBob spreading his hands, forming a rainbow, saying "Ima-gin-ation!" to talk to Squidward about imagination. It happens throughout the episode. This meme returns in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and The Cosmic Shake and used as one of the game icons and a picture frame decoration in Nickverse houses in Nickverse. A reference to this meme appears in "SpongeBob on Parade" and in "Squidiot Box."

This has become very popular on fads, memes, and YouTube Poops and is often called "Imagination." This meme would later be referenced in the video games Minecraft x SpongeBob DLC, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, and SpongeBob Simulator.

This meme would also be referenced in popular culture such as Teen Titans Go! as that meme was referenced in Teen Titans Go! episode "Video Game References."

"I'm ugly and I'm proud!"[]

A scene from "Something Smells," in which Patrick tells SpongeBob that in order to feel better about himself, he needs to scream that he is ugly, and that he shouldn't be ashamed of it. SpongeBob then says "I'm ugly and I'm proud!" repeatedly. Squidward is shown relaxing on his roof, and says "Is that what he calls it?"

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Inappropriate Timing SpongeBob Banner[]

This is a photoshop meme based on a bumper banner featuring SpongeBob SquarePants laughing that looked similar to "Procrastination," with the caption "Up Next." The banner is typically juxtaposed with emotional scenes from various films and television shows to mock poorly timed cross-promo ads displayed in the lower thirds during broadcast. This is based on a time where this SpongeBob banner was used in an inappropriate time during the premiere of the Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "And the Winner Is...," the sixth episode of The Legend of Korra. During the scene when Korra is in a life-threatening fall, the SpongeBob bumper banner was used.

Insane Squidward[]

This is a mental state of Squidward's from "Squid's Day Off" and "Suction Cup Symphony." First, Squidward locks his door by using his key, putting padlocks on it, nailing it with wood planks, placing a police line tape and welding it using a blowtorch so he can't get out. When he completes welding the door his face looks if he had schizophrenia or lost his sanity and says: "Now I'll have to stay here and enjoy myself! [laughs] I'm not even gonna think about you-know-who at the you-know-what doing I-don't-care. [laughs] Just gonna... relax." This meme was so popular that a video may show Insane Squidward killing someone or someone killing Squidward, and Squidward or someone else will suffer a bloody death.

"Is mayonnaise an instrument?"[]

This is a quote from "Band Geeks." Patrick asks Squidward if mayonnaise is an instrument. The scene has become a classic meme on the Internet, with Patrick saying: "Is __ an Instrument?" and Squidward responds, "No Patrick, __ is not an instrument," having the word "mayonnaise" replaced by another random word.

This has become very popular in remixes and edits. Occasionally, "instrument" may be replaced with a different word to show any type of logical confusion in a given context.

Krusty Krab vs. Chum Bucket[]

A shot of the Krusty Krab next to a shot of the Chum Bucket. Both of their signs are replaced with two similar factors of a subject or competing companies. This meme has been used on t-shirts and other merchandise. the image of the Chum Bucket originates from "Plankton!"

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"Leedle leedle leedle lee!"[]

This is a repeated quote from "Shanghaied." When the Flying Dutchman tells SpongeBob and Patrick to howl along with him, so they could "set the seven seas ablaze with fear," instead of howling, Patrick just says "Leedle leedle leedle lee!" much to the Dutchman's annoyance.

The meme will show how long Patrick says "Leedle leedle leedle lee" for a certain amount of time.

March 14th[]

This meme originates from a scene in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, where Plankton says "March 14th, wait, that's not right. It should say: the day that Krabs fries!" It was posted in a lot of Discord servers during March 14th of 2024, usually in image form (pictured), though there have been video versions of the scene uploaded to both Discord and Youtube. Additionally, March 14th is Pi Day, because of the math digit, 3.14.

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The image in question.

Maximum Overdrive[]

This meme is a scene from "Krusty Krab Training Video." Plankton attempts to escape on the back of a bot burger while saying, "Not when I shift into Maximum Overdrive!"

This is popular considering Plankton's over the top expressions. It utilizes the snowclone template "Not when I shift into maximum over-X." It is also used in a few SMG4 videos. The frame has also been used in an edit. The edit was very similar to the trollface meme.

"May I take your hat sir?"[]

This is a scene from "Squilliam Returns" where Squidward tries to tell Mr. Krabs to make the Krusty Krab into a five star restaurant Patrick then says "May I take your hat sir?"

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The meme

Menacing SpongeBob[]

This is a scene from "Bummer Vacation," where SpongeBob laughs menacingly at Patrick, only to get his job back at the Krusty Krab. A piece of a frame is used on YouTube Poop videos, the earlierst known usage is from a an edited version of "Graveyard Shift" made by former YouTuber Kortez3000/SantaWithTeeth. A frame of the video next to a morbid CGI Squidward became popular on Twitter in 2022.

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Original frame from the episode


Moar Krabs[]

This is a scene from "Jellyfish Hunter." When Mr. Krabs keeps saying "More" to tell SpongeBob to collect more jellyfish, a monster-like caricature of Mr. Krabs briefly appears.

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The original image from the episode

This is one of the most popular SpongeBob memes to date. The image is widely known as Moar Krabs or Morbid Krabs, and has appeared in a large number of fads, edits, and other Internet videos. It has been seen on YouTube Poops many times. It sometimes has captions reading something like "MOAR."

This was also referenced in the Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years episode "Hats Off to Space."

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Morbid SpongeBob[]

In "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" SpongeBob saying "Is there something wrong with me?," and after that a hideous close up of SpongeBob appears. This was used on several YouTube Poops and fads. A lot of users confused its name as "SpingeBill" or "SpengBab."

Mocking SpongeBob[]

This is an image from "Little Yellow Book." It is revealed through SpongeBob's diary that when SpongeBob sees plaid, he clucks like a chicken. This leads Squidward and a fish to make this occur, while Mr. Krabs, who is wearing the plaid, tells SpongeBob that he doesn't "need to rub it in," thinking SpongeBob is mocking him, and leaves.

Despite the context, the meme pertains closer to Mr. Krabs' take on the subject; it features SpongeBob "mocking" a specified text, and is written in toggle case. The meme started to become popular in early 2017, and is usually associated with text written in uppercase and lowercase letters. It is considered one of the most popular SpongeBob memes of the present day. In the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, SpongeBob's voice actor, Tom Kenny said his favorite SpongeBob meme is "Mocking SpongeBob."[8]

This meme can be seen as one of SpongeBob's Idle animations in Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated and as a taunt in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.

In "Pat the Dog," when Squidward tells Patrick to act like a chicken, he resembles Mocking SpongeBob.

This meme is also used in both Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated and The Cosmic Shake as one of SpongeBob's Idle animations.

This meme was also featured in the weirdest faces of Nickelodeon in the first promo for Friday Nights on Nick.

Mr. Krabs choking Patrick[]

A scene from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, when Mr. Krabs holds Patrick down grasping his neck to prevent him from reducing the time required to retrieve Neptune's crown with an anxious SpongeBob looking towards the conflict.

This meme is used to portray a person or force attacking another person or force while those not involved are deeply concerned about it. It gained rapid popularity starting in August 2020. This meme is also similar to Homer choking Bart meme in The Simpsons.

SpongeBob Strangling Mr. Krabs[]

This is a scene in the episode "Can You Spare a Dime?," where SpongeBob strangles Mr. Krabs in a fit of rage, calling him a crustaceous cheap-skate after he refuses to hire Squidward back because of the stolen dime incident. This slowly started to gain attention as of August 2020.

Mr. Krabs wearing Pearl's shorts[]

This is a scene from "Burst Your Bubble." Mr. Krabs wears Pearl's shorts while washing his boat. He dances his buttocks as he washes his boat to a pop-like song. It has been featured in video remixes.

This meme was recreated by the cast of the SpongeBob Broadway musical and featured on Nickelodeon's @SpongeBob Twitter account.

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"My Eyes!"[]

A scene from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, when King Neptune shows his shiny bald head, everyone starts screaming "BALD!" repeatedly, his head is so shiny that Fred screams "MY EYES!!!"

"My Leg!"[]

Main article: My leg! (running gag)

This is a quote that is featured in various episodes as a running gag. It involves a fish, usually Fred, saying "My leg!" in any painful situation. This quote was prominent during the first two seasons, but then disappeared for seven years until it was heard again in "Krusty Krushers" and "Shuffleboarding," and referenced in "Squid Baby." It even made an appearance in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and since has been used on regular basis. There is also an episode dedicated to this gag.

This quote has spawned much popularity, as well as other quotes (such as "My eyes!" from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie) said by the same fish. In fact, this was the same fish that was featured in the "Deuueaugh!" fad, only with a different color.

"My name's not Rick!"[]

This quote is featured in "The Fry Cook Games" where after SpongeBob erases the word "Pat" on Patrick Chum Bucket nametag only leaving the word "Rick" behind causing Patrick to scream the quote in agony. This was featured in many YouTube Poop videos while Remixes were made out of this iconic scene.

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"Nah, I don't really feel like it"[]

This is a quote from "Welcome to the Chum Bucket." Plankton asks SpongeBob to make a Krabby Patty for him, and SpongeBob yawns and replies, "Nah, I don't really feel like it."

This meme has been popular for people trying to tell someone that they don't want to do something that another person asks them.

Nailed Wood Plank Patrick[]

This image is from My Pretty Seahorse, where SpongeBob keeps Mystery the Seahorse in a cabinet until Patrick finishes building a stable, but it is then revealed that he nailed a plank of wood to his forehead.

"No! This is Patrick!"[]

This is a quote from "Big Pink Loser." When Patrick answers the phone each time, customers ask him "Is this the Krusty Krab?" he responds, "No, this is Patrick!"

It is a very popular Internet meme on YouTube, especially due to its huge similarity to the "This is Sparta!" meme from the film "300."

It was later used in Nickverse as a quest title.

"Is this the Krusty Krab? NO, this is Ed!" was later used in September 18, 2023 social media posts with "What if Ed worked at the Krusty Krab?"[12][13][14]

"No, you ain't"[]

This is a scene from "Prehibernation Week," where Incidental 24 shapes Incidental 4 into a square, during Sandy's search for SpongeBob. Incidental 4 uses SpongeBob's classic catchphrase, "I'm ready!" Sandy replies with "No, you ain't" as she clearly knows Incidental 4 isn't SpongeBob. The meme is used to show when someone thinks they are about to do something, but are being told they can't.

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Original frame from the episode

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"Oh boy! 3am!"[]

This is a scene from "Graveyard Shift." When Squidward tells SpongeBob, "Open 24 hours a day. What a stupid idea. Who wants a Krabby Patty at 3 in the morning?," we then see Patrick eating a Krabby Patty back at his house after saying "Oh Boy! 3am!"

This became one of the most notable memes of SpongeBob.

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"Oh, Neptune"[]

This is a scene from "No Free Rides." When Mrs. Puff is worried about SpongeBob never passing, she mutters "Oh, Neptune" in her head while sweating nervously.

This meme became very popular, especially to express worry and exasperation among other characters. Nickelodeon featured it on their social media accounts in a "Which meme are you?" post.

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"Oh no, he's hot!"[]

This is a scene from "Squilliam Returns" where when Squidward discovers Squilliam, he says not to be intimidated, and tries to imagine Squilliam in his underwear, to which he appears with Squilliam's head copypasted onto that of a man with a six pack and muscles.

"Oh, okay."[]

This is a captioned image from the episode "Fools in April" when SpongeBob fools Incidental 93 about the utensils.

Oh Yeah Mr. Krabs[]

This meme refers to a short video clip of a young boy filming himself playing with a figure of Mr. Krabs from The Game of Life (SpongeBob Edition) in which he yells into the mic. The original video was uploaded by messinwithbigfoot, which gained 157,517 views. The meme would later be used for YouTube and YTMND remixes and edits.

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"Okay, get in."[]

This is a quote from "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost." Patrick and SpongeBob think Squidward is a vengeful ghost after reading "The Tale of the Flying Dutchman," and they plan for a ceremony to "put him to rest." At one point of the said "ceremony," Squidward was going to check if the chores are done. He opens the door, and see SpongeBob and Patrick with a coffin, and SpongeBob says, "Okay, get in."

This meme is usually used to mock unpopular points or opinions, with the poster implying that the said point or opinion should stop existing.

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PaleBob[]

This is a nickname given to the coloring of SpongeBob's design that was mostly used in the second season due to coloring errors.

It has been memed in some YouTube comments and Twitter posts.

Patrick shows SpongeBob something on his TV"[]

This is scene from the episode "Roller Cowards." Patrick shows SpongeBob a trailer or commercial. After it ends, Patrick yells "Tomorrow", then tells SpongeBob that they need to go to bed so they could be first in line.

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SpongeBob sees the Nickelodeon race 3 trailer as an example

"Patrick, that's a pickle"[]

This is a scene from the episode "Big Pink Loser," where SpongeBob tells Patrick to get a jar, but instead, Patrick grabs something else, then SpongeBob tells Patrick that it's a certain object, then Patrick would reply with "yes" and the ending would often be disastrous.

This meme was originally an edit on Twitter by conkface that was made in 2019, where Patrick grabs a gun instead of a jar, and then ends up shooting with both SpongeBob and Patrick screaming. On January 19, 2021, a user named Aozolai uploaded a similar edit where Patrick grabs a rocket launcher instead of a gun. With the video gaining popularity, more people attempted similar edits with different objects and weapons, hence how it became a meme. There is even one where Patrick grabs a jar, and SpongeBob says "Patrick that's a jar."

"Please come in, SpongeBob"[]

This is a meme from "Not Normal" where Squidward lets Normal SpongeBob in his house. This meme has been very popular on YouTube[15] as users replaced SpongeBob with other characters from other franchises. This meme was popular on Popsponge videos.

Please Nickelodeon, Don't Turn Me Into a[]

This meme consists of SpongeBob saying "Please Nickelodeon, don't turn me into a _____" with the word in the blank being an object. A SpongeBob version of said item than appears onscreen with SpongeBob screaming in the background. This meme has been used to mock the mass amount of merchandise generated from the SpongeBob franchise. The meme has also been done with other characters and studios such as The Simpsons, Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog.

The meme gained sudden popularity on YouTube in October 2020.

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Example of the meme

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Compilation of those memes

Please tell me that is your nose[]

This is a meme featuring a screenshot from the episode "As Seen On TV." After being told to bury himself by Squidward, Mr. Krabs discovers that SpongeBob has taken the advice literally, with only his nose sticking up out of the ground. The meme adds on the false dialogue of Mr. Krabs saying "Please tell me that is your nose." The meme has been passed around from as early as 2017, with many people being tricked into thinking that the line is actually in the episode.

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Police Hits X[]

This is a scene from "Doing Time" when Incidental 118 and Incidental 118B are hitting a parking meter. This meme has became very popular on YouTube in 2022 as the telephone cables are replaced with sometime else.

Pop SpongeBob[]

This meme originate from a YouTube video by greennotpeace called "pop spongebob characters." This meme was very popular on YouTube as lots of videos of memes used this meme such as Popsponge's videos. This meme is a parody of the Pop Cat meme as the popping was also similar to the Pop Cat meme. This meme also features stock art for the popping of the characters with SpongeBob's 1999 stock art being an example. The meme was also parodied on YouTube such as being parodied as The Simpsons, Peppa Pig, and much more. This meme was also featured in a popular internet parody. The original video gathered over 3 million views and 10K likes.[16] This meme was also featured in a few MemeJuice videos.

Primitive Sponge[]

This is a character from "SB-129." When Primitive Sponge and Primitive Starfish are electrocuting themselves with a jellyfish, Squidward says, "What are you simpletons doing?" and SpongeBob primitive turns around while making a surprised face.

The primitive SpongeBob became a meme in 2014 and became fairly popular in the spring and summer seasons of 2016.[17] He is incorrectly nicknamed "SpongeGar" by several people in these memes, although that is a completely different character who looks similar to SpongeBob primitive. This has also lead to official merchandise and games to referring to him as SpongeGar instead of SpongeBob primitive.

The meme can be seen in the video game Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated in the Goo Lagoon level "Through the Sea Caves."

This meme was added as a playable Fall Guys skin on August 31, 2023.

Primitive Sponge was referenced in Minecraft x SpongeBob DLC.

Primitive Sponge is also playable in SpongeBob Simulator and the pose is referenced in the skin select icon.

Primitive SpongeBob and Patrick Hate X[]

This meme is a capture from "SB-129." This meme has been popular when people made memes on stuff they hate. Users on DeviantArt often use a shot of Primitive SpongeBob and Patrick as the reaction to the stuff people hate.

"Push it somewhere else!"[]

This is a scene from "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm." When the citizens are worried about the giant worm, they talk about a number of ways to protect themselves. Patrick says, "We should take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else!"

The meme is quite versatile, but each one follows the same model; on the top it says, "We should x," and on the bottom it says, "and y." The following pictures are examples of this meme, although one of them works differently from the normal model. Another example of this meme is in Patrick Star for President 2012. "We should take Mexico and push it somewhere else!"

"Put the money in the bag!"[]

In "Doing Time," SpongeBob and Patrick try to get in jail to help Mrs. Puff to break out. They decide the best way to get in jail is to rob a bank. They put socks over their heads and walk around blindly in the bank, where SpongeBob yells "Alright. Put the money...In the bag! PUT IT IN!" This particular moment has become an internet meme and is commonly featured in YouTube remixes.

"Rectangles!"[]

This is a quote from "Life of Crime." When SpongeBob and Patrick are happy they are still alive when they leave Bikini Bottom, Patrick wishes that he and SpongeBob had something to eat. Then, SpongeBob says, after he pulls out two candy bars, "Look what I got!" Then Patrick replies, "Rectangles!"

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Red Mist Squidward[]

Main article: Red Mist Squidward

Red Mist Squidward is a character who appears in the uncut version of the episode "SpongeBob in RandomLand." He is based on a fan-made SpongeBob story called "Red Mist." (also known as "Squidward's Suicide") In the memes, Red Mist Squidward is shown staring at the viewer with a caption reading "Don't ask who Joe is" or a variation.

Savage Patrick[]

This is a scene from "Nature Pants." When SpongeBob tries to escape Patrick in Jellyfish Fields, Patrick sneaks up on SpongeBob by hanging from under a coral arch. He makes a maniacal expression, which is interpreted as though he is in the middle of an evil chuckle. The meme itself is a zoom in on Patrick's face.

This meme is sometimes referred to as "Evil Patrick" or "Angry Patrick." It has been in widespread use since February 2018. In late 2018, an official pin of the meme was released by Nickelodeon, using the name Savage Patrick. In 2019, the Nickelodeon Twitter account featured Savage Patrick on a post titled "Which SpongeBob Meme Are You?"

Security System Takes Control of Squidward's House[]

A clip from a 2014 review of "Good Neighbors" (in a top 10 list of other episodes) by YouTuber Andrew The Uncommon criticizing the ending where the Security System 5000 takes control of Squidward's house and attacks the city leaving Squidward to do community service rather than enjoy his day despite SpongeBob and Patrick being at fault. It is commonly joked around SpongeBob fans to mock the poor reception of the post-movie episodes prior to the release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water in 2015.

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Serious Lifeguard Fish[]

This meme is a still image from "Ripped Pants," in which Incidental 155 is annoyed to discover that SpongeBob faked drowning in order to trick him into saving him. The memes are typically captioned with expressions of displeasure, annoyance, or suspicion.

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"Shoot, that was my last quarter."[]

In "Sleepy Time," after SpongeBob leaves Patrick's dream, the rocking horse ride stops, so Patrick gets a quarter and accidentally drops it, and it rolls down the drain.

This meme has become very popular for YouTube Poops and caption memes.

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Sleeping Squidward[]

This is a scene from "Home Sweet Pineapple." SpongeBob asks Squidward if he can sleep in his bed after getting crushed by Patrick and his rock several times. Squidward tiredly accepts and is close to falling asleep when he suddenly opens his eyes and realizes what he did, then he subsequently kicks SpongeBob out of his house. It is frequently used as a reaction image to convey feelings of shock, such as forgetting to do an assigned task. It is also a meme template in which Squidward's eyes closed demonstrate a lack of interest towards something, whereas his eyes open demonstrate a large amount of interest.

Smirking Squidward[]

This is a face Squidward makes in the season 9 episode "Sold!" He makes it after finding out about SpongeBob and Patrick's trash house and he thinks he never gets to see them again ever.

This meme became popular because of similarities to a similar face the Dr. Seuss character The Grinch makes.

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The memes origin

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The similarity to The Grinch

SpingeBill[]

This is a name used for SpongeBob in YouTube Poops, along with Skodwarde.

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SpongeBob at the wheel[]

A capture from the episode "Tutor Sauce," when Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob to start the car, SpongeBob is seen moving the lever. The meme is used to describe ironic situations that happen while driving.

"SpongeBob betrayed us!"[]

This is a scene from "The Sponge Who Could Fly." Patchy becomes enraged after the "Lost Episode" was revealed seemingly as a "bunch of cheap walk cycles." It is mostly used for fictional characters or the disappointment of the 2019 Super Bowl.

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SpongeBob burning paper[]

This is a scene from "Party Pooper Pants" in which SpongeBob reads a note from Patchy then later decides to throw the paper into the fire.

The meme became notable for replacing whatever's on the paper with other things.

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The Meme

SpongeBob is not impressed[]

This is a scene from Ghost Host where SpongeBob makes a face after the Flying Dutchman scares him again. He does not scream but makes an un-amused expression on his face. This meme is very common among users on the internet reacting to cringe.

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Original Scene

SpongeBob is not impressed

Example of the meme

SpongeBob reading[]

This is a scene from "Night Light" where SpongeBob stares at a book making a zoned out face.

This meme became notable but was banned on the social media platform Facebook for unknown reasons.

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The Meme

SpongeBob screaming in vain[]

This is a clip from "[SFM] Shooting Stars" when SpongeBob sees Twilight Sparkle catching on fire and screams "No!" after Mordecai says "No, [frick] off" in a loud low quality voice.

SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicle[]

This is a SpongeBob food meme, whereas the popsicle looks fine on the wrapper but when someone opens it, the popsicle is deformed in some way. In 2023, the popsicle got a major change as gumball eyes were chocolate eyes.[citation needed]

The popsicle is referenced in The Patrick Star Show episode "Chum Bucket List," during the opening song.

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SpongeBob's eager face[]

This is a scene from "Band Geeks." SpongeBob dances with his "eager face."

When SpongeBob dances, random music is played. It has become a popular Internet fad on YouTube. SpongeBob's eager face was also used in the online games Reef Rumble and Nick's Not So Ultimate Boss Battles and in the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show short.

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SpongeBob filing[]

This is a scene from "Krusty Krab Training Video." SpongeBob is looking through folders that contain ingredients for the Krabby Patty, the signature dish of his place of employment, the Krusty Krab.

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SpongeBob traveling in drag[]

This is a scene from "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy," where SpongeBob pretends to be a damsel in distress to get the heroes out of their retirement. It became popular on Twitter on June 2019.[18] People made photo edits in a Twitter thread where SpongeBob was traveling in different types of outfits that are stereotypical to the country that he is visiting.

SpongeBob uses too much sauce[]

It is a video meme involving a clip from the episode "The Algae's Always Greener," where Plankton scolds Alternate-Universe SpongeBob for using too much sauce in his Krabby Patties. Alternate-Universe SpongeBob's confused and emotional reaction has become a popular clip, spawning various YouTube parodies and remixes.

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SpongeBob Waiting for Coffee[]

This is a frame from "Missing Identity" where at the beginning SpongeBob is briefly seen waiting for coffee.

This meme became very notable.[citation needed]

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The original image.

SpongeBob watches TV[]

In a clip from "Your Shoe's Untied," SpongeBob watches TV about a sea anemone dancing and changes the channel when Gary notices. This clip spawned various YouTube videos of replacing the dancing sea anemone to else that SpongeBob is watching.

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Compilation of those memes

SpongeBob Wolves[]

SpongeBob Wolves refers to an edit of a clip from the episode "Nature Pants," in which SpongeBob levitates and becomes surrounded by a heavenly light while the song "Wolves" by Kanye West plays. Though the visual of the clip suggests SpongeBob achieving ultimate enlightenment, it is often paired with ironic captions showing a bad idea, akin to how the final panel in Expanding Brain edits shows the most obtuse variation on a theme.

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Spoons rattling[]

This is a frame from "Pizza Delivery." SpongeBob tries to show Squidward how the pioneers hitchhiked. He does a wacky dance while Squidward rattles spoons. A still during this sequence with the closed-caption "(spoons rattling)" below (Squidward was playing the spoons during this, hence the caption) has recently become popular online. Since GenderoftheDay first posted the still on Tumblr in late October 2014 and received over 2,800 notes, the image has become popular on sites such as iFunny.

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The meme.

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Squidward rattling a spoon.

Spunch Bop (Sad SpongeBob picture)[]

This is a scene from "Christmas Who?," where Squidward comes out of his house mocks and laughs and takes a picture of a distraught SpongeBob, this became a popular meme in late 2020 and was referenced in popular culture such as in The Amazing Digital Circus on Pomni's bedroom door. The SpongeBob sad face reference on Pomni's bedroom door also results in her official marketable plushie. Fans have noticed similarities between this sad picture of SpongeBob SquarePants, often used in ironic memes with sad punchlines, and Pomni's sad face on her room door picture and her marketable plushie.

Squidward's clock closet[]

This is a scene from "Employee of the Month." SpongeBob smashes Squidward's windup alarm clock in order to prevent him from getting up early. Squidward then confidently reveals to SpongeBob his closet of windup alarm clocks.

As explained by Know Your Meme, this meme initially gained moderate popularity until July 15, 2019, when its popularity suddenly skyrocketed.

Squidward dab[]

Squidward Dab is a Vine video by the user Deon_dunk, of an amusement park employee doing The Dab while costumed as Squidward at Universal Studios Orlando in January 2016.

When meeting Rodger Bumpass at a comic con, (the voice actor of Squidward Tentacles) on his table will be a picture and a card of this meme when meeting him.

Squidward dance[]

Squidward dance is a meme that comes from "Culture Shock." It is a popular meme. In this meme, Squidward does a series of increasingly crazy dances that causes all fish to boo and throw tomatoes at him. This meme became notable. The meme was also in Krusty Krab Adventures, "Pat Hearts Squid," "Abandon Twits," the end credits of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, SpongeBob's Game Frenzy, and Super Brawl Universe.

Squidward looking out the window[]

This is a scene from "That Sinking Feeling." Squidward watches SpongeBob and Patrick running outside his house from behind his curtains.

This meme is used in situations where someone jealously observes others having fun but can't participate themselves. It has been referenced in trailers for the Minecraft x SpongeBob DLC and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2. There is also a Youtooz collectible statue based on the meme.

Squidward's lounge chair[]

This is a set of two images from "The Paper." Squidward initially plans to put his lounge chair outside to rest after throwing away his chewing gum paper but then hears SpongeBob come outside to call his attention. Squidward subsequently packs up his lounge chair and walks off back to his house.

The meme, featuring only the unpacking and packing up of the lounge chair, implies that Squidward is excited for or is no longer excited for an unknown unseen occurrence. The meme format consists of a subject (portrayed by Squidward) confronting Instance A (portrayed by his willingness to unpack his lounge chair) and Instance B (portrayed by his unwillingness to enjoy resting on his lounge chair) in two different cells.

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Squidward On A Chair[]

This meme is the chorus of Bon Jovi's song "Livin' on a Prayer" with the titular words being replaced with "Squidward on a chair" and a picture of a Squidward plush sitting on a desk chair.

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The photo from the meme.

Squidward slamming the door[]

This is a meme from "SB-129" where Squidward slams the door on SpongeBob and Patrick because he does not want to go Jellyfishing. This meme has been very popular on YouTube as other characters from other franchises replaced SpongeBob and Patrick. A similar version was also used as the opening of "Band Geeks" where other characters replaced Incidental 116.

Squidward Tortellini[]

This is a running gag from The Great Snail Race where various character mispronounce Squidward's last name "Tentacles". The "tortellini" version has become popular among users quoting the scene and caption memes.

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Original scene (picture)

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Original scene (video)

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Example


Squidward with sunglasses[]

A scene from "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" when SpongeBob and Patrick are pretending to be Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, Squidward looks behind but ignores them. The meme is often used to show no interest in certain topics.

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Squilliam Shawty's like a melody and Wocky Slush[]

These are two similar memes. In "Squilliam Shawty's like a melody," it shows Squilliam at the Krusty Krab saying "No, you don't understand, um, it's not like that. Uh, um, you see it's really quite simple, um uh" (which coincidentally sounds a lot like Squilliam's voice) before it cuts to him dancing while singing "Shawty's like a melody in my-." It is from the lyrics of the song Replay. The Wocky Slush meme is originally a guy showing his Wocky Slush, when another person, who sounds a lot like Squidward or Squilliam, says "Wocky Slush." The meme is usually associated with the "Who put you on the planet scene" because Squilliam's voice syncs with it.

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The "Shawty's like a melody" video.

Sulfur Vision[]

A scene from "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II" Barnacle Boy attempts to destroy the Conch Signal with his sulfur vision. Jay Lender became aware of the meme format on August 1, 2022.[19]

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Surprised/Starstruck SpongeBob and Patrick[]

This is a scene from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. SpongeBob and Patrick are being chased by a frogfish with a tongue that's shaped like an old woman. The frogfish then falls into the Trench and is eaten by a giant eel which U-turns to swim back down, taking quite some time. When it is over, the camera zooms in to Patrick and SpongeBob sitting there making surprised faces with their mouths wide open. SpongeBob's surprise face is a popular meme, but Patrick's surprised face (known as "Surprised Patrick" or "Starstruck Patrick") has become viral as a reaction image. People will take Patrick and put him in some other picture or GIF with a surprising event going on. It has also been edited into many scenes from media that are seen as shocking.

This meme has become one of the most popular SpongeBob memes. Nickelodeon used the meme in promotions for the Kids' Choice Awards in 2015 and 2016. They officially referred to the meme as "Star-Struck Patrick." In the episode "Scavenger Pants," the meme was acknowledged, and Patrick's surprised face returned. SpongeBob also has a surprised expression in the episode, but it is not the same from the first movie and looks more like Patrick's. In the video game Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated during the Jellyfish Fields level, when SpongeBob says, "Oh my gosh -- you're bald!," he makes Patrick's surprised face. This is also one of SpongeBob and Patrick's idle animations in the game. SpongeBob and Patrick also makes the face in the online games Which Patrick Are You?, SpongeBob Saves the Day!, Nickelodeon Lanes, Battle for Bikini Bottom, Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated,The Cosmic Shake, and Nickverse.

This meme was added as a playable Fall Guys skin on August 31, 2023.

Sweet Victory[]

Main article: Sweet Victory

"Sweet Victory" is a popular rock song created by David Glen Eisley and Bob Kulick and performed by David Glen Eisley. It was used in the episode "Band Geeks" during the Bubble Bowl. This scene in particular got popular especially because it's considered by many fans as the best scene in the entire show, as well as the episode in which it appears, "Band Geeks," is remembered by everyone.

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A scene from the song.

"The Inner machinations in my mind are an enigma"[]

This meme orginates from a scene from The Secret Box where SpongeBob again tries to look inside Patrick secret box. But he refuses to let him do it. Patrick then says "The inner machinations in my mind are an enigma" resulting a live action carton of milk in his mind to spill.

This is widely considered as one of the most popular SpongeBob memes. It also is commonly used for declaring someone's stupidity on the interne. Its very popular among caption memes.

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Original scene (picture)

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Original scene (clip)

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"Then Why did You ask For It?"[]

This is a quote by Tom from Hocus Pocus where after Squidward gets on a bus and drives of Tom's kid complains about his ice cream being "pistachio" angrily Tom says "Then why did you ask for it?"

In 2023 this meme spiked with popularity among caption memes and template memes it is even memed and referenced in various videos on YouTube.

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Original scene

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Example

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Template for the meme

"Things are gonna get crazy!"[]

In "Moving Bubble Bass," when Bubble Bass ate Patrick and SpongeBob's free lunch, Patrick walks over to him and screams, "If my friend SpongeBob doesn't get his free lunch, things are gonna get crazy." Since 2018, people have remixed the moment and inserted its elements, particularly the close-up of Patrick with human characteristics, into other videos.

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The meme's origin.

"This is a load of barnacles"[]

In "Prehibernation Week," when Sandy asks to all the Bikini Bottomites to search for SpongeBob because he is missing, Incidental 42 whispers to Incidental 49: "This is a load of barnacles," with Sandy replying "I heard that!"

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The meme's origin.

"This isn't the Chum Bucket!"[]

This is a scene from "Plankton's Regular." The scene starts off as Incidental 41 gets out of his trailer and sees a sign saying "Shortcut 2 Chum Bucket" with an arrow pointing to a pre-dug hole in the ground, thinking it is real, he takes the shortcut and ends up in the Krusty Krab, where he was misled by SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs.

This scene is often used for misleading and bait. It is also often used where Incidental 41 is edited to enter into another location that replaces the Krusty Krab.

"This painting is so realistic"[]

This is a scene from "Atlantis SquarePantis" where Squidward approaches a painting and he says "This Painting is so realistic it looks like you can step straight into it" he then gets thrown into the painting by Lord Royal Highness and he says "And you can!"

This meme became popular similarly to the Patrick that's a pickle meme meaning what ever is on the painting is replaced.

Time Cards[]

Main article: List of time cards

Time cards are used throughout the series, with the duration of time usually read out by a French narrator. These time cards are frequently used in rage comics and YouTube Poops. The time cards were used for the first time on the episode "I Was a Teenage Gary," although the first one with the French narrator speaking was in "SB-129."

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Tired SpongeBob[]

This is a frame from "Nature Pants." Patrick chases SpongeBob in Jellyfish Fields, and SpongeBob stops to catch his breath. This meme became popular on August 2018 on a Reddit post. This meme had a similar meme popularity history to "Savage Patrick."

This meme was made into a shirt and a pin, both sold at Hot Topic. This meme is featured in a Kraft SpongeBob SquarePants Macaroni and Cheese promotional image.

Tooly, I am King[]

The title on a knock-off backpack featuring a sycee-shaped SpongeBob with the 2008 logo of the original show changing it to "Tooly, I am King." In a Facebook post from Comedy Central UK joked about the name that SpongeBob is actually named Tooly, I am King in Japan.[20]

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Tomfoolery[]

Main article: Tomfoolery

This meme is a form of associated production music from the show, specifically the track "Tomfoolery." Such a track is used in silly, nonsensical moments in SpongeBob SquarePants. In meme context, it involves putting the song over videos showing boring, topical, or even overrated scenes, in order to lighten up the mood. The idea first came in mid-2016, when someone posted a video of how to use a smartphone-controlled juicer with the track as its music. It was also used in a few NapkinNate videos.

Tough SpongeBob[]

This is a scene from "No Weenies Allowed." SpongeBob tries to get into a stereotypically tough club known as The Salty Spitoon with his friend, Sandy. After repeatedly being turned down by bouncer Reg, SpongeBob tells him a story about a time he stubbed his toe while watering his spice garden and that he "only cried for twenty minutes."

On August 14, 2012, an image macro titled "Tough SpongeBob" was submitted to the [1] subreddit with a caption asserting that the poster had deleted a saved Pokémon game file that had a completed Pokédex and only cried for 20 minutes (shown below), however, the post only received 8 upvotes and 7 points overall prior to being archived.

Trying to get the pizza from SpongeBob[]

This is a scene from "Pizza Delivery" in which Squidward try's to get the pizza from SpongeBob. The scene is usually recreated with someone else replacing Squidward.

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Ugly Barnacle[]

Main article: The Ugly Barnacle

This is a story from the episode "Something Smells." Patrick tells SpongeBob the story: "Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died. The end." SpongeBob responds, "That didn't help at all!"

This meme has become extremely popular on YouTube, and is often the basis for Sparta Remixes. Furthermore, SpongeBob and Patrick have been replaced by other characters, via pictures or videos.

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"It's called The Ugly Barnacle."

"Uh... I can explain."[]

A scene from the episode "Prehibernation Week" when Sandy drives quickly past kid 1 and the female skier, and kid 1 ends up dressed differently and says "Uh...I can explain. Later in the episode, Sandy lifts up a building where kid 1 is dressed like it.

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Unsure Squidward[]

The close-up image of Squidward in "Just One Bite." Squidward looks directly at SpongeBob saying "Does this look unsure to you."

This meme had a variety of different names such as Ugly Squidward, Skodwarde, and Squishward, and including a CGI model holding a bloody knife next to Patrick's corpse. Many of the videos are the Gentle Breeze Squidward Fad.

Additionally, videos known as "The reason I can't/do X" exist, usually involving an image of said thing with Skodwarde slowly creeping up from the bottom of the screen as the song "Advent: One-Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children plays in the background.

When meeting Rodger Bumpass at a comic con, (the voice actor of Squidward Tentacles) on his table will be a picture and a card of this meme when meeting him.

The face was seen in the video games Battle for Bikini Bottom, The Yellow Avenger and Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated.

Victory Screech[]

This is a scene from "The Algae's Always Greener." After the alternate Mr. Krabs has been defeated by SpongeBob, SpongeBob declares "Victory Screech!," and SpongeBob proceeds to make an "OLOLOLOLOLO" sound that all of the patrons (except Plankton, who tenses up at hearing the screech) copy.

This is often used in relation to a ridiculous victory. In an alternate version of this meme, a scream from another franchise is inserted or SpongeBob's voice is edited to make it sound like an existing song or theme song.

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"Wack"[]

A funny photo of Mr. Krabs wearing glasses, without the eyes instead and saying "wack" in bottom corner, came from "Spin the Bottle".

"Wait a minute, I hate golf!"[]

This is a scene from Selling Out where after Mr. Krabs retires he does a variety of stuff one of the stuff he does is play golf but before he hits the ball he says "Wait a minute, I hate golf!"

According to Know your Meme the first posting of this meme is dates back to 2019. But became one of the most popular SpongeBob memes in 2020.

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The original scene (picture)

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The original scene (clip)

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"We did it Patrick! We saved the City!"[]

This is a quote from "Wormy" This quote was said by SpongeBob when their plan of warning everyone about Wormy ended up with Bikini Bottom catching on fire and mass hysteria over the people.

"Wee Woo Wee Woo!"[]

This is a scene from Hall Monitor where when Patrick realizes SpongeBob is the maniac he gets SpongeBob's help by saying "Wee Woo Wee Woo" loudly. This meme is popular among caption memes.

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"We have come for your nectar"[]

This is a meme uploaded by Instagram user absolutenutcase162, which shows screencaps of a dorky SpongeBob with high-waisted underpants and red cheeks and Squidward yelling "Get the [expletive] out of my house" alongside multiple flying SpongeBob bees (usually named SpongeBees) floating in a clip-art room saying, "We have come for your nectar."[21]

The meme became notable on Instagram and iFunny in mid-2022 amid ironic memes, absurd memes and voiceover videos.

"We have technology!"[]

This meme comes from a line from the episode "Wet Painters," where it features Patrick claiming that he and SpongeBob are not cavemen when trying to cover up Mr. Krabs' first dollar, which has been defaced with paint by accident. He then head over to his computer before saying the notable phrase, before he takes the computer and smashes the dollar with it.

"We're talking about this!"[]

This is a repeated quote from "Krusty Love." SpongeBob, who is suffering a meltdown after buying so many items for Mrs. Puff, finally lashes out at Mr. Krabs, telling him "And then you'll say: 'We're not talking about this or this! We're talking about THIIIIIIIISSSS!'" He draws a triangle in the air with the first "this," a square with the second "this," and then draws over the entire screen with the last "this." This quote perfectly mocks exhausted companies trying to appease their consumers.

"What? It's just an ordinary Krabby — oh my goodness! Squidward!"[]

This is a quote from "The Algae's Always Greener." When Squidward, after getting switched jobs by Plankton, messes up with a Krabby Patty, Incidental 41 (better known as Nat) accuses Plankton for it, so Plankton replies, "What? It's just an ordinary Krabby--." When he looks at it with more detail, he yells, "Oh my goodness! Squidward!"

The "Oh my goodness!" quote is used for sudden things that people have not seen coming. It has also been used as video edits on YouTube.[22]

When you see a repost[]

This is a scene from "Fools in April." When You See a Repost refers to a reaction image macro of a high-quality image of the character Incidental 6 before he asks SpongeBob, "What did you do to my drink?!" (another internet meme). Many of the jokes and variations of the meme feature the image of Incidental 6 with the phrasal template "when you see a repost but." The meme is based on the idea of someone reposting a meme in better image quality than the original.

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"Who are you people?!"[]

This is a quote from "Prehibernation Week." After Patrick arrives home with groceries, he notices a bunch of people under his rock, which leads him to yell out "Who are you people?!" The quote is used again in "I'm with Stupid."

This has been featured in numerous memes and a few videos most notably Facebook. This meme is also featured in another famous Patrick line, "We should take Bikini Bottom, and push it somewhere else!"

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"Who put you on the planet?!"[]

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Official stock art.

This is a quote from "I ♥ Dancing," when SpongeBob responds to Squidward after he makes fun of his dance move. This is an expression used in online conversations as an insult towards another poster for their perceived stupidity or ignorance. The quote was originally said by Christian televangelist Reverend X in an episode of his public access TV program The Spirit of Truth which aired sometime in the early 2000s, but its colloquial usage came through its inclusion in "I ♥ Dancing".

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"Who you callin' Pinhead?"[]

This is a quote from "Survival of the Idiots." When SpongeBob and Patrick pretend to be Dirty Dan and Pinhead Larry while Sandy hibernates, SpongeBob calls Patrick "Pinhead." Patrick is then seen with a human-like face, saying, "Who you callin' Pinhead?"

This image has become incredibly popular as a subject of remixes, edits, and parodies, as well as being called one of the best lines in cartoon history from YouTube videos.

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This was referenced in the Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years episode "Hats Off to Space."

Wormy Close-up[]

Wormy Close-up, also called Reaction to Wormy and X's Reaction to Wormy is a popular internet meme using other characters getting scared of Wormy. This is a scene from "Wormy." It is a close-up of a horsefly, first seen. when Wormy lands on SpongeBob's helmet. It was seen again when it lands on Patrick's helmet and when Mr. Krabs and Squidward were laughing at Wormy.

The infamous close-up scene has became a popular Internet meme. Users would make a video where other characters from other franchises getting scared of Wormy. One example of this meme is Pikachu's Reaction to Wormy, where Pikachu from the Pokémon anime got scared of Wormy. It was put together with the clip from SpongeBob so it appears as though the character Pikachu is reacting to Wormy. The video received more than 32,000 views in less than five years.[23]

Wrong Notes[]

This is a scene from "The Paper." Where Squidward plays the clarinet, and SpongeBob tells him that he is playing it wrong, & plays the correct version.

The songs that Squidward and SpongeBob play have been replaced with other songs.

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Wumbo[]

This is a scene from "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV." Squidward has been shrunk and Patrick plays with Squidward. After Patrick made Squidward kiss the pickle, he explains to SpongeBob what the word Wumbo means.

Patrick explaining the meaning of the word "Wumbo" has became a popular Internet meme. Meme makers can also make a meme to replace "Wumbo" to a word/topic used. One example of this meme is from the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure where Patrick explains the meaning of "Wryyy!," which is known to be Dio Brando's cry.

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X Drops by Squidward's House[]

This is a YouTube fad based on editing a scene from the episode "Have You Seen This Snail?" where Patrick Star and SpongeBob SquarePants walk in on Squidward Tentacles bathing. The exploitable scene is edited to replace SpongeBob and Patrick with other assorted characters.

This meme became popular in DeviantArt as users often replace SpongeBob and Patrick with a different character.[24]

X Portrayed by SpongeBob[]

This is a meme with an unknown origin. But its very popular among Reddit and YouTube

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Example of the meme

"You are the worst creature who ever lived!"[]

This is a line from a panel for a comic in SpongeBob Comics No. 58, in which Larry the Lobster yells at Patrick Star from the back of a taxi, "You are the worst creature who ever lived!" after Patrick shouts, "See ya Larry!"

The meme became popular in 2024, with people redrawing this comic with other various characters.

"You like Krabby Patties, don't you, Squidward?"[]

This is a scene from "Just One Bite." After Squidward is caught sneaking off with a Krabby Patty, SpongeBob asks him several questions. Soon, SpongeBob makes a certain facial expression by raising his head and biting his lower lips, saying, "You like Krabby Patties, don't you Squidward?"

SpongeBob's facial expression has become very popular in Internet videos. Other people copying SpongeBob's facial expression have also parodied it, and it was also referenced in "Knock Knock, Who's There?" when SpongeBob looks at his feet.