Steven Hillenburg created SpongeBob Squarepants in 1999 and since then has been an integral part of pop culture since then.
Hillenburg's creation was a hit all over the world and his characters became go-to figures for memes. There was perhaps nowhere where this was truer than Black Twitter.
To honor his work, we'd like to share a few of our favorite SpongeBob Twitter memes:
It's torture when you wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. Then there are also times when you want to sleep to avoid everything.
Squidward needing to catch his Z's
The pettiest of the SpongeBob memes!
SpongeBob when someone's talking nonsense
This one is for the moment when you were caught in a whirlwind or bamboozled. That "life comes at you fast" feeling.
Mr. Krabs lost In the sauce
Black Twitter was super creative with this one, especially with changing Patrick's outfit.
Patrick about to do something grimy
That moment when you're looking out the window at all the fun, and you're missing it all aka FOMO.
When Squidward got lonely, too
This one started stan wars: amazing versus trash.
Krusty Krab vs. Chum Bucket
The perfect way to express how you want to “tap out.”
Surprised Patrick wobbled so Surprised Pikachu could scatter.
LeBron James even did it in real life!
Push it somewhere else Patrick
Similar to the “It’s been 84 years” meme from Titanic, you can use this time card to express just how much time has passed. And it only counts if it’s hyperbolic.
X Days Later...
Black Twitter + Spongebob = match made in heaven, don't you agree?