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

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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Hace 5 meses

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.


Kingofthedead517 Hace un día
Have Kenny react to the first SpongeBob movie
Simple Life
Simple Life Hace 10 días
90% of the memes sucks. It really ruins internet and memes
Hailey Ward
Hailey Ward Hace 21 un día
I have always related to sponge bob and I always will
Lily Gates
Lily Gates Hace 25 días
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 Hace 27 días
“Meme expert” my dad knows more about memes than you
TJ Collins
TJ Collins Hace un mes
"Sinks or swims" I see what you did there Tom
twinklily Hace un mes
There dead memes :[
PSYKEY Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
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
Tuna Pruductionz Hace un mes
YTPs don't have much to with memes
Itz_GachaStarlight / Shimmer - chan playyz
Itz_GachaStarlight / Shimmer - chan playyz Hace un mes
More like 30+ years cuz the creator made it in the 1980s
Dead Viking
Dead Viking Hace un mes
I ♥️ Kenny
maltese 84
maltese 84 Hace un mes
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 Hace 2 meses
Tom Kenny is great. He doesn’t complain about the newer episodes being worse, he just rolls with it.
ShemitaFlores Hace 2 meses
I thought they would talk about every spongebob frame :'(
Poorly Bus
Poorly Bus Hace 2 meses
6:15 I LOVED that video as a kid!
Laurel Cook
Laurel Cook Hace 2 meses
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 Hace 2 meses
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 Hace 3 meses
Is amazing
Brett Larch
Brett Larch Hace 3 meses
Literally every goofy moment you can turn into a meme
gabriel jimenez
gabriel jimenez Hace 3 meses
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 Hace 3 meses
Are they trying to say youtube shitpost? wtf is a youtube poop!?
Mystic Productions
Mystic Productions Hace 3 meses
Notice how they’re only showing the older episodes. 😑 You know, because the newer one’s are C.
tony the tiger smuggler
tony the tiger smuggler Hace 3 meses
This is one of the biggest waste of film and electricity I’ve seen all year .
Goshujin-sama Hace 3 meses
"What's your dream job?" Me: 3:32
julia sanders
julia sanders Hace 3 meses
Why *the first four seasons of Spongebob is in so many memes - feat. tom kenny
Jinat Jahan
Jinat Jahan Hace 3 meses
Sing Bitc Lansagana
Jojo Carli
Jojo Carli Hace 3 meses
Sincerely did not know Tom Kenny's speaking voice was like that.
Articuno The Legend
Articuno The Legend Hace 3 meses
ESwomen poops😂😂😂
- The1trueharf -
- The1trueharf - Hace 3 meses
ahahaha Stewie: "Is Spongebob not at the bottom of the sea giving squidward the buisness?!"
M sqaud
M sqaud Hace 3 meses
If you think in to it spongebob is soo simple but fascinating at the same time
HawkIs DaBoss
HawkIs DaBoss Hace 3 meses
He's in so many memes because yo mom ugly. (Mic drop)
Marco benoit
Marco benoit Hace 3 meses
I never saw some one call them an meme expert XD
Alex Van Buren
Alex Van Buren Hace 3 meses
Before he passed away my pawpaw who was 90 would watch spongebob all day everyday
Unhinged savagE
Unhinged savagE Hace 3 meses
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 3 meses
You are my favorite character!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Ariana Gomez
Ariana Gomez Hace 3 meses
Im your #1 fan
Big Lad
Big Lad Hace 3 meses
Watching Steven even for a few seconds makes me feel weird because it feels like he’s still here.
Jotaro Kujo
Jotaro Kujo Hace 3 meses
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! Hace 4 meses
SpongeBob meme are legendary
FPS Entertainment
FPS Entertainment Hace 4 meses
Why Spongebob Is In So Many Memes Me: Chalklet ? , CHALKLET !?!?!?!? !!!!!!
• TreasureHead •
• TreasureHead • Hace 4 meses
THANK YOU FOR TALKING ABOUT YTPs they kinda paved the current meme culture as far as obscurity goes imo
Phoenix myers
Phoenix myers Hace 4 meses
I love how jalletbos video is the one that's censored!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Anthony Small
Anthony Small Hace 4 meses
I feel this video in my heart! Great sum up!
John Critchlow
John Critchlow Hace 4 meses
2:38 is Spongebob not there at the bottom of the ocean giving Squidward the buisness?
The Republic of the Philippines
The Republic of the Philippines Hace 4 meses
This sponge is 12 years older than me
Aliyah J.
Aliyah J. Hace 4 meses
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 4 meses
0:00 with spuj bob
Kay Lee
Kay Lee Hace 4 meses
When Tom Kenney dies, the world is over
BoppoB Hace 4 meses
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 4 meses
Hannah’s OCs
Hannah’s OCs Hace 4 meses
Rip Stephen Hillenberg 😭 imma miss you
joel gonzales
joel gonzales Hace 4 meses
Dragon Ball Z has a similar presence in meme culture, rap, and mashups.
Johnpop pop
Johnpop pop Hace 4 meses
Respect to the King of the Hill youtubepoop, one of the best experiences on this site.
Christine Aday
Christine Aday Hace 4 meses
4:36 the ine person that can relate to MURDER..... I...... have no Words for you.
Dance God
Dance God Hace 4 meses
ESwomen poop stopped being popular/funny like 10 years ago wtf
CestLaVieAZ Hace 4 meses
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 4 meses
EmpLemon did a great video on this in his NeverEver series eswomen.com/id/v%C3%ADdeo-cYu7Y52iiYI.html
TheMoises1213 Hace 4 meses
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 4 meses
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 4 meses
It's simply because the show is so relatable in real-life whether you take SpongeBob or Squidward characters
Radish Hace 4 meses
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 4 meses
Make this the most disliked comment on youtube
SillyDouglas Hace 4 meses
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 4 meses
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 4 meses
squidward is my spirit animal forever and always
shadow6543 Hace 4 meses
Who is this video for? People who don't understand memes? lmao tf?
organicmilk5 Hace 4 meses
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 4 meses
don't you dare take tom Kenny away from us
Cassi Collins
Cassi Collins Hace 4 meses
2:51 got u
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