A Meme for All Seasons—Why SpongeBob SquarePants Rules the Internet


Has there ever been a richer source for memes than SpongeBob SquarePants? For over a decade, folks have been finding new ways to communicate the vast range of human experience into a single image of a goofy sponge and his animated pals.

Internet culture is a strange and beautiful thing, and for some reason, SpongeBob SquarePants transcends the boundaries of race, class, and international borders to bring us all together. SpongeBob is all of us.

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SpongeBob Memes


It has been suggested that the reason SpongeBob memes are so ubiquitous is because the influencers on Twitter are mostly 20-somethings—in other words, the kids who grew up on the show during the early 2000s.