Why Spongebob Is In So Many Memes - Feat. Tom Kenny

New York Magazine
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It’s been twenty years since the first episode of Spongebob Squarepants aired on Nickelodeon, and in that time the anthropomorphic sea creature has become a household name. Apart from being one of the most successful children’s shows of all time, the series has also spurred dozens of memes, RUvid mashups, and general internet shenanigans.
So how did this unassuming cartoon become the face of internet comedy? We turned to Spongebob voice actor Tom Kenny, the show’s former executive producer Paul Tibbit, and New York’s resident meme expert Madison Malone Kircher to find out.


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Jul 11, 2019




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Simple Life
Simple Life 7 days ago
90% of the memes sucks. It really ruins internet and memes
Hailey Ward
Hailey Ward 18 days ago
I have always related to sponge bob and I always will
Lily Gates
Lily Gates 22 days ago
Tommy Kenny : you want to fly a kite but sometimes you don’t have time Benjamin Franklin : am I a joke to you
Jingles YT
Jingles YT 24 days ago
“Meme expert” my dad knows more about memes than you
TJ Collins
TJ Collins Month ago
"Sinks or swims" I see what you did there Tom
twinklily Month ago
There dead memes :[
PsyKey Month ago
What a freaking legendary show! The music, the animation, the voice acting, the style, the backgrounds, the clever adult humor, the relatable character, situations, memes, and plots. So crazy to think we will probably never ever get another show like this. They set a bar that is nearly impossible to top in the way they did it. Even gravity falls despite being a really great show just didn't have the same spark that spongebob did to everyone.
PsyKey Month ago
Steve Hillenburg single handedly is the guy who brought the most joy to all kids more than anyone else. And I owe my childhood to him for that!
Tuna Pruductionz
YTPs don't have much to with memes
Itz_GachaStarlight / Shimmer - chan playyz
More like 30+ years cuz the creator made it in the 1980s
Dead Viking
Dead Viking Month ago
I ♥️ Kenny
maltese 84
maltese 84 Month ago
Why does Tom Kenny sounds alot like his French Narrator voice even though he wasn't even voice acting at the time?
Raccoon Boye
Raccoon Boye 2 months ago
Tom Kenny is great. He doesn’t complain about the newer episodes being worse, he just rolls with it.
ShemitaFlores 2 months ago
I thought they would talk about every spongebob frame :'(
Poorly Bus
Poorly Bus 2 months ago
6:15 I LOVED that video as a kid!
Laurel Cook
Laurel Cook 2 months ago
I’m not a big fan of how Jennie Monica has the extra poses now, it seems like there’s too much movement now in newer episodes
Mike Wheeler
Mike Wheeler 2 months ago
Damn I haven’t watched sponge bob in awhile, brings back memories and it’s sad to see videos about it because most of us grew up watching this show almost everyday
Carmela Napoli
Carmela Napoli 2 months ago
Is amazing
Brett Larch
Brett Larch 2 months ago
Literally every goofy moment you can turn into a meme
gabriel jimenez
gabriel jimenez 3 months ago
Spongebob gives us a combination of random and energetic animation all expresions and faces are unique I think all that magic gives us memorable moments I still saying quotes to my friends like "are you feeling it mr. Krabs?" "have you finish those errands?"
Connor Rogerson
Connor Rogerson 3 months ago
Are they trying to say youtube shitpost? wtf is a youtube poop!?
Mystic Productions
Mystic Productions 3 months ago
Notice how they’re only showing the older episodes. 😑 You know, because the newer one’s are C.
tony the tiger smuggler
This is one of the biggest waste of film and electricity I’ve seen all year .
Goshujin-sama 3 months ago
"What's your dream job?" Me: 3:32
julia sanders
julia sanders 3 months ago
Why *the first four seasons of Spongebob is in so many memes - feat. tom kenny
Jinat Jahan
Jinat Jahan 3 months ago
Sing Bitc Lansagana
Jojo Carli
Jojo Carli 3 months ago
Sincerely did not know Tom Kenny's speaking voice was like that.
Articuno The Legend
Articuno The Legend 3 months ago
RUvid poops😂😂😂
- The1trueharf -
- The1trueharf - 3 months ago
ahahaha Stewie: "Is Spongebob not at the bottom of the sea giving squidward the buisness?!"
M sqaud
M sqaud 3 months ago
If you think in to it spongebob is soo simple but fascinating at the same time
HawkIs DaBoss
HawkIs DaBoss 3 months ago
He's in so many memes because yo mom ugly. (Mic drop)
Marco benoit
Marco benoit 3 months ago
I never saw some one call them an meme expert XD
Alex Van Buren
Alex Van Buren 3 months ago
Before he passed away my pawpaw who was 90 would watch spongebob all day everyday
Unhinged savagE
Unhinged savagE 3 months ago
That blonde chick don't know about the grand daddy of crazy shit, Ren and Stimpy. The rubber nipple episode proves it all.
Ariana Gomez
Ariana Gomez 3 months ago
You are my favorite character!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Ariana Gomez
Ariana Gomez 3 months ago
Im your #1 fan
Big Lad
Big Lad 3 months ago
Watching Steven even for a few seconds makes me feel weird because it feels like he’s still here.
Jotaro Kujo
Jotaro Kujo 3 months ago
Crazy how my favorite cartoon as child turned into this “your uncultured if u haven’t seen this” thing to adults
Sandy I need water!
Sandy I need water! 3 months ago
SpongeBob meme are legendary
FPS Entertainment
FPS Entertainment 4 months ago
Why Spongebob Is In So Many Memes Me: Chalklet ? , CHALKLET !?!?!?!? !!!!!!
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