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

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New York Magazine

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, ESwomen 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.


Articuno The Legend
Articuno The Legend Hace 12 horas
ESwomen poops😂😂😂
- The1trueharf -
- The1trueharf - Hace 14 horas
ahahaha Stewie: "Is Spongebob not at the bottom of the sea giving squidward the buisness?!"
M sqaud
M sqaud Hace 2 días
If you think in to it spongebob is soo simple but fascinating at the same time
Nathan Hawk
Nathan Hawk Hace 3 días
He's in so many memes because yo mom ugly. (Mic drop)
Marco benoit
Marco benoit Hace 5 días
I never saw some one call them an meme expert XD
Alex Van Buren
Alex Van Buren Hace 6 días
Before he passed away my pawpaw who was 90 would watch spongebob all day everyday
Unhinged savagE
Unhinged savagE Hace 7 días
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 Hace 7 días
You are my favorite character!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Ariana Gomez
Ariana Gomez Hace 7 días
Im your #1 fan
Big Lad
Big Lad Hace 7 días
Watching Steven even for a few seconds makes me feel weird because it feels like he’s still here.
MAAN Hace 7 días
Crazy how my favorite cartoon as child turned into this “your uncultured if u haven’t seen this” thing to adults
TrulyGOATED Hace 10 días
SpongeBob meme are legendary
FPS Entertainment
FPS Entertainment Hace 11 días
Why Spongebob Is In So Many Memes Me: Chalklet ? , CHALKLET !?!?!?!? !!!!!!
• TreasureHead •
• TreasureHead • Hace 11 días
THANK YOU FOR TALKING ABOUT YTPs they kinda paved the current meme culture as far as obscurity goes imo
Phoenix myers
Phoenix myers Hace 13 días
I love how jalletbos video is the one that's censored!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Anthony Small
Anthony Small Hace 16 días
I feel this video in my heart! Great sum up!
John Critchlow
John Critchlow Hace 16 días
2:38 is Spongebob not there at the bottom of the ocean giving Squidward the buisness?
MemeYT Something
MemeYT Something Hace 17 días
This sponge is 12 years older than me
Aliyah J.
Aliyah J. Hace 21 un día
This show came out a year after I was born. I remember watching this show every morning before I went to school. I miss classic Spongebob so much. It will always remind me of my childhood and back when Nickelodeon wasn't trash
Phoebe 101
Phoebe 101 Hace 21 un día
0:00 with spuj bob
Kay Lee
Kay Lee Hace 23 días
When Tom Kenney dies, the world is over
gooigigigigi Hace 24 días
I felt like you used that meme wrong at the end. There was nothing exhausting about this video at all, it was heartbreaking more than anything.
Leia Jiang
Leia Jiang Hace 24 días
Hannah’s OCs
Hannah’s OCs Hace 25 días
Rip Stephen Hillenberg 😭 imma miss you
joel gonzales
joel gonzales Hace 25 días
Dragon Ball Z has a similar presence in meme culture, rap, and mashups.
Johnpop pop
Johnpop pop Hace 25 días
Respect to the King of the Hill youtubepoop, one of the best experiences on this site.
Christine Aday
Christine Aday Hace 25 días
4:36 the ine person that can relate to MURDER..... I...... have no Words for you.
Dance God
Dance God Hace 25 días
ESwomen poop stopped being popular/funny like 10 years ago wtf
CestLaVieAZ Hace 26 días
6 years ago i spent a solid 30 mins going back and forth on whether or not I should buy a recreation of "Bold and Brash" at a small art show at my college, cuz $20 was a lot to spend on art at the time. I did eventually buy it because "fuck it, yolo". Hung it up first in my apartment, got a lot of compliments; moved across the country and hung it at my desk at my first job, and again, got lots of compliments on it. I've since lost it and probably once every couple of months I wonder how I could've been so careless to lose such an awesome piece. Spongebob is seriously a cultural icon.
Luke Peden
Luke Peden Hace 26 días
EmpLemon did a great video on this in his NeverEver series eswomen.com/id/v%C3%ADdeo-cYu7Y52iiYI.html
TheMoises1213 Hace 26 días
This was so good omg I started to tear when ya spoke about Steven when he passed. My childhood man❤️
Chansey A
Chansey A Hace 26 días
I love that I clicked on one Tom Kenny video once, ESwomen just kept throwing more and more on my recommendation. Not that I’m complaining though lol
Benet Thomas John
Benet Thomas John Hace 26 días
It's simply because the show is so relatable in real-life whether you take SpongeBob or Squidward characters
Radish Hace 26 días
I really hope that Nick doesn't pull a Disney and reclaim Spongebob in the future when he reaches the end of copyright. I think Spongebob should belong to the public.
Greyy Opp
Greyy Opp Hace 26 días
Make this the most disliked comment on youtube
SillyDouglas Hace 27 días
I highly recommend everyone who sees this comment to go and check out a video by the ESwomenr EmpLemon, called "There will never ever be another show like SpongeBob SquarePants". It's a really profound analysis of why SpongeBob is such a beloved icon.
Crazy pizza Guy
Crazy pizza Guy Hace 27 días
We can’t let this distract us, from the fact that Mr.Krabs sold SpongeBob for 62 cents.
krebberz's channel
krebberz's channel Hace 27 días
squidward is my spirit animal forever and always
shadow6543 Hace 27 días
Who is this video for? People who don't understand memes? lmao tf?
organicmilk5 Hace 27 días
I'm soo happy youtube poop was mentioned. I feel like it's a side of ESwomen a lot of people dont know about and are really missing out!
Nicole Dozier
Nicole Dozier Hace 27 días
don't you dare take tom Kenny away from us
Cassi Collins
Cassi Collins Hace 28 días
2:51 got u
jenky Hace 28 días
Incen Indigo
Incen Indigo Hace 28 días
someone mention themselve as meme expert is not meme expert
thetoughones Hace 28 días
I;m so attracted to that meme expert girl
Lucas Martin
Lucas Martin Hace 28 días
I can't believe they used an old DurhamRockerZ KOTH poop in here. Wow.
Akio Hace 28 días
All Videos
All Videos Hace 28 días
Boomchucks Hace 28 días
10:23 that animation.....me no likey
littlesmoke992 Hace 28 días
spongebob was the best, I just turned 20 too!
Pavel de la Vega
Pavel de la Vega Hace 28 días
No Spongebozz? shame
WhiteVII Hace 28 días
A wild Carlos has appeared! 1:11
PureNeptune Hace 28 días
Nothing more normie than calling yourself a meme expert.
a person in a state
a person in a state Hace 28 días
a person in a state
a person in a state Hace 28 días
a person in a state
a person in a state Hace 28 días
a person in a state
a person in a state Hace 28 días
No_ abe
No_ abe Hace 28 días
It was difficult to hold back the tears *(。•́︿•̀。)*
meme expert
meme expert Hace 28 días
When you have a spongebob meme on your shirt...... No one: ......... Primitive sponge: ●◇●
MSG_Official Hace 28 días
“I am a meme expert” *10 seconds later* “I think a popular one now is the imagination one”
Sominboy27 Hace 28 días
7:34 whens his mixtape dropping?
Eduardo Manrique
Eduardo Manrique Hace 28 días
Two fucking ads
ale xis
ale xis Hace 28 días
Madison: I'm a meme expert Also Madison: *names the oldest spongebob meme*
deadi x
deadi x Hace 29 días
Yeah why is it some many memes
Juan Mendoza serna
Juan Mendoza serna Hace 29 días
YTP’s used to be the best thing on ESwomen Those were the “dank memes” we have now, but in 2010
TanookiKirby Hace 29 días
0:32 the origin of dabbing squidward
Sarah Alzubairi
Sarah Alzubairi Hace 29 días
please make this guy a mortal
Phil Evans
Phil Evans Hace 29 días
I have hated SpongeBob my entire life. But maybe I should give it another chance.
Ya Dingus
Ya Dingus Hace 29 días
So there is a thing called meme expert?
Thetom5000 Hace 29 días
anyone who calls them selves a "meme expert" automatically makes them very disconnected for internet culture
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