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A collection of memes that have generated either from or around the show. Please remember, if you add a meme to the page, please include an explanation as to why it's a meme. Zero Context Examples are not allowed on TV Tropes. Neither are leaks, accidental or not.note 

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  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme.[[/labelnote]] Example 



  • 2016 is regarded as the Year of the SpongeBob Memes. The Big Three that came to be during this year are of Mr. Krabs, "Dabward", and Spongegar, as well as several other smaller-scale ones, though Mr. Krabs and Spongegar are easily two of the year's most popular memes.
    • The Mr. Krabs meme, originating in spring 2016, takes a shot of Mr. Krabs reacting in confusion when the customers demand a refund for the Pretty Patties and applies it to other situations. It led to a defining meme of "When Mr. Krabs finds out everybody using his picture but he ain't making one penny."
    • In early January 2016, a Vine where the Squidward mascot character at Universal Studios decided to do a dab during the character parade became wildly popular. Dozens of remixes followed.
      • Even funnier, when someone called Squidward's name from then on during the parade, Squidward would just stare at them the same way he did before he dabbed. But he didn't dab.
    • In summer 2016, SpongeGar from the primitive past Squidward visits in "SB-129" (not to be confused with the Spongegar we meet in "Ugh") became a popular reaction meme in the same context as the above Mr. Krabs meme. Click here for one example.
  • Other smaller memes of 2016 include:
    • Another from the summer are SpongeBob Comparison Charts, which uses pictures from the show (and other shows) as a description of something. For example, characters from Overwatch.
    • Yet another one, SpongeBob History Captions, a series of images that feature scenes from various Spongebob episodes with captions that attempt to pass them off as images from a historical event. Some images are rendered in black and white as if the situation is set in the distant past.
    • On April 1st, the subreddit r/blackpeopletwitter morphed into Bikini Bottom Twitter. It proved so popular with the subscribers, it became its own subreddit not even a day later.

Series / Episode specific examples

  • Tired SpongeBob Explanation  and Savage Patrick Explanation 
  • I’M A BUNNY NOW! Explanation 
  • Squidward's Top Moans/Squidward Loves To Moan!Explanation 
  • "It means get lost, Squidward!" Explanation 
  • "Happy Birthday to Cancer." note 
  • EIGHTEEN HOURS!!Explanation 
  • "Insulting a man's ship... be worse than insulting his mother."
  • "And the first person to get two in a row says Tic-Tac!" "Tic-Tac."
  • SpongeBob's Hype Stand Explanation 
  • Oh my god Squidward, the truck's coming.Explanation 
  • "Then why did you ask for it?!"Explanation 
  • "I Saw You on TV Last Night!" Explanation 
  • The fan-made Spongebob anime opening by Narmak, which led thousands of comments usually said about other anime, such us the manga being better, the over-abundance of Spongebob/Squidward fanservice and how certain arcs were filler. It was so popular that there was a sequel, an ending version and a Darling in the Franxx version.
  • "You used me, FOR SICKO MODE!" Explanation 
    • "That's it? That was Sweet Victory? THAT WAS JUST A 17 SECOND LONG INTRO!" "What a rip." "THE NFL BETRAYED US!"
    • "Well, you did it. You took my one chance at happiness... and crushed it! Crushed it into little, tiny, bite-sized pieces! I really had expected better of you people. I guess I'm a loser for that, too."
    • "How could you, NFL? You promised us Sweet Victory, but all we saw there was... SICKO MODE!"
      • "Hey, I ain't sick!"
    • "Where's your Sweet Victory band?" "They, uh... died in a marching accident."
    • Friendship ended with football, now hockey is my best friend.Explanation 
  • Pictures of SpongeBob being buff in "The Fry Cook Games" and "normal" in "Not Normal" have became popular in February 2019.
  • "Hi how are ya." Explanation 
  • If "barnacles" in SpongeBob means "fuck", wouldn't that make Barnacle Boy "Fuck Boy" and the Ugly Barnacle "the Ugly Fuck"? Explanation 
  • Girls traveling the world be likeExplanation 
  • "We did it Patrick! We saved the city."Explanation 
  • Professional Retard Explanation 
  • Squidward and his chair Explanation 
  • Hello, I like money. Explanation 
  • It's not my wallet! Explanation 
  • Patrick is Sans Explanation 
  • aight imma head out Explanation 
  • "Okay, get in!" Explanation 

Patchy: That's it? That's the meme page? THAT WAS JUST A BUNCH OF CHEAP FORCED MEMES!
Potty: What a rip.


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