Funny / SpongeBob SquarePants

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You're using too much sauce.

Squidward: Patrick, what are you doing here?!
Patrick: Uhh...I don't know. (smiles wanly) I'm funny.

Practically, the reason why SpongeBob SquarePants is intensely popular is because of the show's humor. And we can't blame them, because these moments are too hilarious for its own good.

    Comics 
  • The Gilligan Cut in "Squidward and the Golden Clarinet", after SpongeBob tells Squidward that a clarinet saves Mermaid Man in one of his comics.
    Squidward: The little chum brain... now I am curious about his dopey comic book. But not enough to lose any sleep over it- heh, heh!
    (cut to him awake in bed at night)
    Squidward: THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!
  • In "Star of the Show", Squidward tries to bail on SpongeBob after he ruins (or saves) his one-squid-show too many times. As he exits the hotel room he trips over SpongeBob, who had been sleeping outside his door so he wouldn't oversleep the next day. Squidward claims that he's just going down to the lobby for some ice. As soon as he reaches the lobby, he trips over SpongeBob again, who had gotten his ice for him.
  • As it turns out in "The Curse of the S. S. Unpleasant", the eponymous crew hadn't taken SpongeBob to the ghost dimension. It turned out the Lighthouse Crew had put SpongeBob in a bag and stored him in the freezer air vent as a prank.
  • SpongeBob and Patrick reading Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book. Patrick keeps choosing the opposite decisions to SpongeBob, making him a constant Doomed Contrarian.
  • The ending of "The Clarinet of Dr. Calamari": the whole thing is a story told by Patrick, to a guy who was only asking him what time it was. Squidward angrily comes over, wondering why Patrick is scaring away all the customers with some stupid story.
    Squidward: Look, I don't know what you're trying to pull here, but it's confusing the heck out of me!
    SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs and Sandy (all dressed as characters from German Expressionist movies): You're telling us!
  • "Sandy's Adventures in the Land of Odd": The whole episode is a Whole Plot Reference to Alice in Wonderland (with a bit of The Wizard of Oz thrown in), with SpongeBob in the "White Rabbit" role. Of course, it's All Just a Dream.
    Sandy: So, you ain't all white and fuzzy?
    SpongeBob: Umm, no... not lately...
  • In "Calls in the Wild", Squidward tries to play his clarinet in the wild but he has no extra reeds, so he just plays badly anyway. Suddenly SpongeBob and Patrick pounce on him, thinking he's a Mulligor; the clarinet sounded like his call. Then the real Mulligor shows up. He has SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward in his clutches, and Squidward plays a clarinet note in self defence. Of course it comes out badly:
    Mulligor: Dude, that sounds terrible. You need a new reed.
    Squidward: I know.
    Mulligor: Here, let me see if I've got a spare in my pocket. (He pulls out a reed from his pocket) Man, you have to be careful with these fellas.
    Squidward (bewildered) Uh... thanks?
  • In "Yacht to Know", Squidward tries to get SpongeBob and Patrick to pretend to be his butler and chauffeur so they can be allowed on Squilliam's personal yacht. Of course, things start going very wrong, but Patrick announces to Squilliam that Squidward has one ship that he doesn't. Squilliam thinks he's going to say "friendship", but Patrick means a model ship in a bottle. Squidward's reaction in the background to Squilliam keeling over sells it.
  • SpongeBob accidentally starting a brawl in the Krusty Krab in "Too Tough". While Squidward is sound asleep at the till in the background.
  • The Blockville security guard crushing SpongeBob's camera underfoot. For some reason, he's prohibited from taking pictures despite the fact that the park isn't much to look at.
    SpongeBob: Sorry... I forgot.
    • The Blockville players at the Blockitorium's disappointment at the fact that SpongeBob and Squidward are the only two audience members.
    Actor #1: Only two people? I'm ''outta'' here!
    Actor #2: What are the rest of us supposed to do?
    Actor #1: Make believe I died!
    Actor #2: But you're the lead!
    SpongeBob: It's all so real!
    • Squidward being such a Carol Darcy Mullette fanboy that he more or less stays up all night reading her latest book.
    • At the end, SpongeBob tells Squidward that he had fun at that horrible theme park because he spent the day with his friend. Squidward is so touched by this that he can hardly speak, and bursts into tears. SpongeBob ends up Comically Missing the Point and thinking that Squidward didn't want to leave.
  • The Orphaned Punchline in "Patty Pal"
    SpongeBob: And I said, "Couch, are you magical?! That quarter came out of nowhere!"

    Other 
  • This is a pretty awesome treat: The voice actors of SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, and Squidward redubbing scenes from classic movies.
  • While not really made by the creators of the show, the edited episodes that have cuss words replace parts of the original scripts tend to be fests of laughs for viewers.
  • The SpongeBob 4D ride is four-and-a-half minutes of hilarity. Some significant moments:
    • SpongeBob reasoning that in order to catch Patrick, he must think like Patrick. As such:
      SpongeBobnote : (goes cross-eyed while imitating Patrick) Duuuuh... (looks down) Look, toes! (bends down) (cue the Bubble Bike going on a chaos-ensuing rampage through town)
    • "Pickle? Wasn't me! (cue Patbot) ...it's ME! AHHHHH! (runs away)"
    • When Plankton's showing off the Patbot 3000:
      Plankton: Behold! A hydraulic crusher to crush your bones! A titanium-tipped ripping saw to cut your flesh! AND A PADDLEBALL! ...Um, made from rubber and wood. (clears throat) And a staple. Anyways, get him!
    • "Hey, that looks just like the back of the Rock Bottom sign. ROCK BOTTOM?!"
    • "Hey, is that my patty?"
    • "By the way, you're doing great for your first day."
    • Patrick is able to stop the wrath of the Patbot 3000 by... unplugging it so he can plug in a toaster.
    • The ending:
      Customer: I'm allergic to pickles.
  • Apparently taking a page from YouTube's book, Nickelodeon went ahead and did a literal version of the SpongeBob theme, where Painty the Pirate and the children sing what's literally shown in the opening (e.g., the children say "Here's the title" instead of singing "SpongeBob SquarePants" whenever the show's title is onscreen). So it's basically a parody of parodies. The only difference is that they own the rights.
  • When the voice actors were doing a live table read of the pilot episode for fans at the "Shellebration" at Universal Studios, Doug Lawrence, in character as Plankton, interrupted midway.
  • Revenge of the Flying Dutchman's final level alleviates the rather hellish setting of the graveyard with the constant Double Entendre use of the word "booty" (as in treasure).
    SpongeBob: So If I understand this correctly, you wouldn't turn down some new booty, even if it came wrapped in a dirty old canvas?
    Dead Pirate: Are you kidding me? Everyone wants more booty no matter what package it comes in. And I'd much rather be playing with my booty, than guarding this old cannon.
  • "I just wanna know your name!"
  • This conversation between SpongeBob and Squidward in the Mermalair level of Battle for Bikini Bottom:
    Squidward: Uh, SpongeBob? How do I get out of here?
    SpongeBob: Well, that depends; do you want the booby trapped or the non-booty trapped exit?
    Squidward: Non-booby trapped, please.
    SpongeBob: Then go that way.
    Squidward: (various screams as he gets maimed offscreen)
    SpongeBob: Or maybe it was that way.
  • Say it with us: "MY LEG!"
    • "MY LEG!" can make just about anything funny. Want proof?
  • In an interview with Tom Kenny, he explains how he got the voice for SpongeBob. The best part of it all though is when he curses, in-character as SpongeBob!
  • AHHHHHHHH


Alternative Title(s): Christmas Who

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