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Many popular and classic cartoon shows have inspired the creation of countless memes over the years, and Sponge Bob SquarePants is no exception. In reality, Spongebob could be responsible for more hilarious and bizarre memes than any other show like this. With the series now airing for over two decades, anyone who wants to create a smart internet prank based on the series has plenty of sources to work with.

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This is why it can be somewhat difficult to know which episodes these memes are from. Fans of the show might recognize the scene used in a meme, but they might need a little help remembering exactly which episode it is.

“Little Yellow Book” (Mocking Spongebob)

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In “Little Yellow Book”, SpongeBob SquarePants find themselves in the unfortunate and embarrassing situation of misplacing his work journal and having it tracked down by Squidward. Squidward naturally decides to read SpongeBob’s private diary, and the secrets he shares with everyone humiliates the poor Sponge.

The SpongeBob Mocking meme comes from part of the episode where Squidward reveals that SpongeBob has an uncontrollable urge to chuckle like a chicken whenever he sees a plaid. Unfortunately for SpongeBob SquarePants, it turns out that Mr. Krabs is wearing a kilt on this day, for the sole reason that he is an avid plaid enthusiast. As expected, the sight of Mr. Krabs in the checkered fabric makes SpongeBob chuckle uncontrollably.

“SB-129” (SpongeBob Cave Man)

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One of the most bizarre episodes of the show’s first season, “SB-129” tells the story of Squidward lost in time when an unfortunate accident causes him to freeze. Two thousand years later, he is freed from his frozen prison by one of SpongeBob’s descendants.

The origin of the Caveman Spongebob meme can be seen in the second half of the episode when Squidward tries to use a time machine to step back in time. He goes too far, however, and meets the primitive ancestor of SpongeBob SquarePants in a prehistoric Bikini Bottom.

“Nature Pants” (Tired SpongeBob)

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Through a daydream while working at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob SquarePants develop a fascination with giving up his suburban life to live wild and free among the jellyfish. However, reality doesn’t match expectations, as SpongeBob SquarePants soon discover that life in the jellyfish fields is much more dangerous than he initially imagined.

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In the second half of the episode, Patrick, who is upset by SpongeBob’s decision to leave him behind, attempts to hunt and capture SpongeBob SquarePants. The inspiration for the Tired Spongebob meme can be seen at a time when SpongeBob believes he has lost Patrick and stops to catch his breath under a rock formation.

“Patty Hype” (Dizzy M. Krabs)

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When the Krusty Krab hits an all-time high for customers, Mr. Krabs desperately searches for a way to draw a crowd. SpongeBob SquarePants suggest using Pretty Patties, color-coded Krabby Patties. But when Mr. Krabs laughs at the idea, SpongeBob tries to prove him wrong about the cute patties by opening his own food stall to sell them.

The origin of Dizzy Mr. Krabs comes near the end of the episode. The Pretty Patties end up being a huge hit, so Mr. Krabs versus SpongeBob SquarePants and then tries to reap all the profits for himself. Things went well on the first day, but when a crowd of angry customers flooded the stall the next day, Mr. Krabs, baffled by the complaints, realized he was wrong.

“Home Sweet Ananas” (Sleeping Squidward)

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While SpongeBob is sleeping, a cluster of voracious nematodes surround his pineapple house and start drinking it, eventually sucking it until nothing is left. With his home gone, SpongeBob SquarePants begin to look for housing options to avoid having to return home with these parents.

After SpongeBob SquarePants try and fail to be a roommate with Patrick, he decides to spend the night at Squidward’s. Problem is, he doesn’t tell Squidward and just invites himself in. Squidward, half-asleep and oblivious to what SpongeBob is doing, accepts it at first, but eventually wakes up and realizes what’s going on.

“Nature Pants” (Mal Patrick)

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While SpongeBob SquarePants struggling to adjust to his new life in the wilderness, Patrick himself finds it hard to accept that SpongeBob is gone. Not wanting his best friend to abandon him, Patrick loses his mind and decides the best option is to capture SpongeBob SquarePants and keep him in a jar like he’s a real jellyfish.

The meme-worthy moment comes near the end of SpongeBob’s Patrick Pursuit. While SpongeBob is resting and also inspiring the Tired SpongeBob meme, Patrick tries to launch a sneak attack on the house by hanging onto the underside of the boulder and then falling off it.

“The Two Faces of Squidward” (Handsome Squidward)

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“The Two Faces of Squidward” is an episode with a very unexpected twist. When SpongeBob accidentally injures Squidward by slamming a door in his face, the result is Squidward’s face becomes surprisingly beautiful. His new look elicits a lot of admiration from everyone, and Squidward appreciates it at first, but he eventually realizes it costs him too much privacy and peace that he cherishes.

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Once the attention gets too much for Squidward, he becomes desperate to get back to his old self. He forces SpongeBob to slam a door in his face again. Her hope is that this will reverse the effect, but it only makes it look better. This is the point in the episode where the Handsome Squidward meme is found.

“Bubblestand” “Patty Hype” (SpongeBob Hype Stand)

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A rare case for a Spongebob meme, SpongeBob’s Hype Stand uses scenes from two different episodes. Parts of the meme that use close-ups of SpongeBob are from “Bubblestand,” which is about SpongeBob opening a booth where people can pay to blow bubbles. When Patrick tries to blow a bubble and repeatedly fails, SpongeBob SquarePants put up a sign announcing the lessons.

The other parts of the meme are from “Patty Hype”. After the success of Pretty Patties, people started lining up around SpongeBob’s stand to buy some. At first there are only a few dozen, but in no time SpongeBob is surrounded by thousands of hungry customers.

“The Smoking Peanut” (I’m going out)

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In “The Smoking Peanut”, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick visit the zoo to see all of the fascinating animals on display. One of the creatures, the giant oyster, is of particular interest to them. But when they find the sleeping oyster, SpongeBob decides to throw a peanut at her to wake her up and encourage her to do something entertaining. The peanut seems to have the opposite effect, however, as the oyster immediately erupts into a relentless stream of weeping and moaning.

The origin of the meme can be seen very briefly after SpongeBob SquarePants return from his disastrous trip to the zoo. He tries to sit in his chair to watch TV and forget how bad it feels for throwing in the peanut, but his guilt only gets worse when he turns on the news to see a report on the incident. The meme comes from the frame when SpongeBob SquarePants start to sit up.

“Argh! “(Turn up those deep fryers)

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One night, as Mr. Krabs and his team prepare to shut down the Krusty Krab at the end of a slow, clientless night, SpongeBob begins playing The Flying Dutchman’s Treasure Hunt board game with Patrick. The two convince Mr. Krabs to play the game, and the greedy crustacean quickly becomes addicted to the game, wanting to play it endlessly.

As they begin their next round, a customer walks in, hungry for Krabby patties. It is from these few images that the Rev Up These Fryers meme comes and is also named after him, because that’s what the customer says upon entering. Unfortunately for him, Mr. Krabs is unwilling to do anything other than play the game and throws the fish out of the restaurant.

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