50 Best SpongeBob Memes & Epic Jokes Of All Time

"Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?!"

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Don’t lie. You know who it is. That’s right, it's the bright yellow sponge that lives at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and who has been on the air since 1999 and earned over $13 billion in merchandising revenue as of late 2017.

SpongeBob Square Pants! (Hold for applause.) 



For us Gen-Z kids growing up in the early 2000’s, SpongeBob made us laugh and forget about the trials of growing up (elementary school was brutal, yo). SpongeBob taught us the value of friendship and the value having passion for your career and hobbies. 

I still find SpongeBob’s passion for his work making Krabby patties to be an inspiration. I shall make writing my Krabby patties! 

I’ve loved SpongeBob since I was 13 years old, and my brothers and I bonded over the hilarious and quirky little fry cook from Bikini Bottom for years after. 

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From SpongeBob and Patrick's hilarious misadventures, the Krusty Krab and Squidward's epic jokes, and all their unforgettable friends, I grew up a SpongeBob fan and have stayed one ever since. 

And who couldn't love this friendly, upbeat show? SpongeBob’s ability to be unashamed about his feelings and his weirdness made him a fantastic role model for kids and adults alike.

Never ashamed of his best friend Patrick star, and passionate about jelly fishing even though no one else seemed to really care about it (besides Patrick). The show was/is just great, good fun all around. 

So, in celebration of 19 years of the funniest yellow sponge of Bikini Bottom, look to our collection of the 50 best SpongeBob memes and epic jokes of all time:


1. Claustrophobic means “afraid of Santa Claus”.

Squidward: “You’re making me claustrophobic.”

Patrick: “What does claustrophobic mean?”

SpongeBob: “It means he’s afraid of Santa Claus.”

Patrick: “HO, HO, HO!”

SpongeBob: “Stop it, Patrick! You’re scaring him!


2. When even SpongeBob’s metaphors can’t be serious.


SpongeBob 1: "Hurry up! What do you think I'm paying you for?"

SpongeBob 2: "You' don't pay me."

SpongeBob 1: “We don’t even exist. We’re just a clever visual metaphor used to personify the abstract concept of thought.”

SpongeBob 2: “One more crack like that and you’re out of here!”

SpongeBob 1: “No please! I have three kids!”


3. That one time when Patrick and SpongeBob learned a bad word.

SpongeBob: “Hey Patrick, how the *dolphin chirp* are ya?”


Patrick: “Pretty *dolphin chirp* good, SpongeBob!”


4. The time when SpongeBob and Patrick were musically pun-tastic.

SpongeBob: “Hey, a note!”

Patrick: “Turn it over there’s a letter.”


5. The time when SpongeBob displayed his gender fluidity.


Mr. Krabs: "That hat makes you look like a girl."

SpongeBob: “Am I a pretty girl?”

Mr. Krabs: "Uh well ... um ... You're ... You're beautiful."


6. The moment when SpongeBob completely missed the point.

Squidward: “SpongeBob, I have a confession to make.”

Sponge Bob: “You’re bald?!”


7. When SpongeBob takes “shrink” too literally.


SpongeBob: "You’re a bit smaller than I imaged, Doctor. I guess that’s why the call you ‘Shrink’.”


8. That time Patrick simply didn’t get it … again. 

SpongeBob: “I don't know how to say it, but our old pal Squidward ... He's ... He's…He’s pushing up daisies!” 

Patrick: “Oh, I thought he was dead.”



9. The time SpongeBob perfectly described how growing up feels.

SpongeBob: “I don’t want to grow up! I want cookies!”


10. The time SpongeBob got even weirder.


Squidward: “It’s a little itchy. What’s this made out of?”

SpongeBob: “Eyelashes!”

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11. The time SpongeBob was incredibly punny (see what I did there).

SpongeBob: “And now for the room with the most class: the classroom.”



12. The time the show got a little dirty.

SpongeBob: “Squidward said I could help by burying myself!”

Mr. Krabs: “Please tell me that is your nose.”


13. When SpongeBob got a little too real about the health benefits of hamburgers.


SpongeBob: “Oh, Krabby patty, I’m so glad we’re friends again!”

Giant Krabby patty: “Just remember, SpongeBob. I’m always in here.”

SpongeBob: “In my heart?”

Giant Krabby patty: “Actually in your arteries.”


14. When Sandy questions everything about sponges.

SpongeBob: “I have to, er, get a haircut.”


Sandy: “Wait a minute. SpongeBob doesn’t have hair … Or does he?”


15. When Patrick displayed what real friendship is by becoming SpongeBob’s biggest critic. 

SpongeBob: “Hi, Mr. Krabs.”

Mr. Krabs: “SpongeBob, what are you doing?”

SpongeBob: “Oh, you know. Just hanging around.”


Patrick: “Boooooo!”


16. When SpongeBob’s optimism reached new levels of hilarity.

SpongeBob: “If I were to die right now in some sort of fiery explosion due to the carelessness of a friend, well, that would just be okay.”


17. When SpongeBob wrote the perfect song for agoraphobics.


SpongeBob: *singing* “I know of a place where you never get harmed. A magical place with magical charm. Indoors, indoors. Innndooooorss! Take it away, Penny!”


18. When a SpongeBob meme perfectly describes the struggle of showers.

SpongeBob: “Nah. I don’t really feel like it.”


19. When Patrick gets in a fight … with himself.


Patrick: "It’s just a ride. What are you so afraid of? You can do it.”

Reflection: “No you can’t. You’re a big crybaby.”

Patrick: “Oh, yeah?! I thought we'd settled this the last time!"


20. When SpongeBob displayed how we all feel on really bad days.

SpongeBob: “Can I be excused for the rest of my life?”


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21. When the show got punny about male genitalia.

SpongeBob: “Patrick, your genius is showing.”

Patrick: “Where?”


22. When the show slipped in a bit of subtle prostitution humor.


“I swear it’s not what it looks like …”


23. When Patrick tried to be practical ... but still missed the point.

SpongeBob: “I don’t think we can stop the dragon with our bare hands.”


Patrick: Yeah, we need some gloves.”


24. When SpongeBob’s cultural ignorance shone through.

*chirp, chirp noise*

SpongeBob: “Sorry. I don’t speak Italian.”


25. When Patrick got confused about the meaning of a word. 


SpongeBob: “What’s going to happen to us? We’ll probably get 40 lashes!”

Patrick: “Oh no … “

26. When SpongeBob illustrated that he may not understand the housing market.

SpongeBob: “We’re not doing so well. We need a new approach, a new tactic.”

Patrick: “LET’S GET NAKED!”


SpongeBob: “No … let’s save that for when we’re selling real estate.”

27. When the show at least addressed the logical inconsistencies.

Pirate: "Say, you didn't bring SpongeBob with you, did you? I sure hope he got his invitation."

SpongeBob: “I’d sure like to go to this party … But I can’t read the invitation. Whoever sent this obviously has no idea about the physical limitations of life under water. Oh well, might as well throw these in the fire.”


28. When Patrick tries to be helpful ... kind of.

SpongeBob: “Patrick, the door is locked.”

Patrick: “Let me handle this. Open sesami! I did everything I could.”

29. When Sqidward’s cynicism got dark ... but hilarious. 


SpongeBob: “What could be better than serving up smiles?”

Squidward: “Being dead or anything else.”

30. When a SpongeBob meme perfectly describes how we all felt during the financial struggles of our early 20’s …

“When you thought that you had $5 but then you check your account and you have $17.29.”

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31. When Patrick made a funny joke about mental health.

SpongeBob: “Patrick, are you ready to party tonight?”

Patrick: “I’m ready to party!”

SpongeBob: “Are you ready to get crazy?!”

Patrick: “I’m already hearing voices!”

32. The show reminded us that not all our problems are as big as they seem.


“Oh your life sucks? Try forgetting to wear your anti sea rhinoceros underwear.”

33. When SpongeBob didn’t quite “get all that”. 

Sqidward: "Repeat after me, I have no talent."


SpongeBob: "I have no talent."

Sqidward: "Mr. Tentacles has all the talent."

SpongeBob: "Mr. Tentacles has all the talent."

Sqidward: "If I'm lucky, some of Mr. Tentacles talent will rub off on me."

SpongeBob: “If I’m lucky, Mr. Talent will rub his tentacles on my art.”

Sqidward: "Whatever."

34. Sometimes SpongeBob’s gibberish is just the right thing to say.


Sandy: "There ain't nothing you can do to stop me!"

SpongeBob: "Oh yeah? What if I said ... 'blargen fedibble no-hip'?"

Sandy: “Well, I gotta admit, that slowed me down.”

35. SpongeBob is so sweet, he even defends rocks.

Sqidward: "It's just a stupid boulder."

SpongeBob: “It’s not just a boulder … it’s a rock!”


36. When a meme of SpongeBob’s outfits perfectly described the stages of high school and/or college.

"Freshmen. Sophomores. Juniors. Seniors."

37. Patrick doesn’t usually get it when he’s being insulted.


Sandy: “Don’t you have to be stupid somewhere else?”

Patrick: “Not until 4.”

38. When Squidward perfectly described how infuriating it is when someone misspells your name.

Delivery fish: "Thank you, Mr ... Tennisballs!"

Squidward: "That's TENTACLES!"

Patrick: "Hmmm ... Property of Sqidward Tenpoles ..."


Squidward: "That's Tennisba-... TENTACLES!"

Squidward: “The 1st place Snail Racing cup presented to Sqidward … TORTELLINI?!"

39. Sometimes SpongeBob takes things too literally.

Squidward: “Well, I’m getting to the bottom of this.”

SpongeBob: “Wouldn’t that be the top?”

40. That one time Patrick was the one to bring SpongeBob back to reality.



Patrick: “Take it easy, it’s just a drawing.”

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41. That time Patrick got a little mixed up … and had to go to the bathroom.

Patrick: “A poem by Patrick Star. Roses are blue, violets are red, I have to go to the bathroom.”

42. SpongeBob is the king of the ugly joke.

SpongeBob: “Look, Patrick it's disgusting!  It’s even uglier up close.”

43. The show was great at understated burns.

“We are from the pet hospital down the street, and I understand you have a dying animal.”

44. Adele and Patrick make a funny meme.

Adele: "Hello, it's me."

Patrick: “No, this is Patrick.”

45. Sometimes SpongeBob and Patrick’s imaginations scared Squidward.

Patrick: "SpongeBob, my legs are frozen solid, you'll have to cut them off."

SpongeBob: "I can't do that Patrick."

Patrick: "Why not?!"

SpongeBob: “Because I already cut off my arms!”

Patrick: "Noooo!"

46. Sometimes SpongeBob just had a bad feeling.

SpongeBob: “It feels like somebody … wants to sell me something!”

Salesman: “I told you he was onto us!”

47. When a SpongeBob meme perfectly described how we feel when a song gets stuck in our head.

“How I feel when the stupidest song gets stuck in my head.”

48. See what I did there? Got ya! 

“Two hours later.” (Did you just read this in the voice of the SpongeBob narrator?)

49. When a SpongeBob meme perfectly sums up the feeling of being lost.

When someone gives you directions but you go the wrong way.

Patrick: “Did you say ‘weast’?”

50. When a SpongeBob meme is relatable to everyone.

When you wake up in the middle of the night to check your phone and it's on full brightness.

Nicole Bradley-Bernard is a writer who needs coffee more than she needs anyone’s approval. She enjoys putting bright colors in her curly brown hair, spending time outside on cool days and being with her partner in life, Eric, who she considers a continuing source of inspiration.