Steven Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, has died of ALS, Variety reports. He was 57 years old.
A spokesperson for Nickelodeon said everyone at the network is "incredibly saddened" and called Hillenburg "a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon."
Hillenburg's creation was a hit all over the world, and his character became go-to figures for memes. There was perhaps nowhere where this was truer than Black Twitter, and to honor his work, we'd like to share a few of our favorite SpongeBob Twitter memes.
In case you need a quick primer on SpongeBob's digital life, take a look at this:
the exact moments all the Spongebob memes were born 😂pic.twitter.com/RMR3aT6O2k— Male Thoughts (@TheComedyHumor) March 21, 2018
And because the internet is so quick, that doesn't even count one of the latest and greatest memes (so far!): Krusty Krab v. Chum Bucket. Now that you've been schooled on the history let's dive in.
1. Squidward needing to catch his Z's:
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.
When I hear my first 7 alarms go off in the morning pic.twitter.com/x784YH34hM— bobby. (@fuckboybobby) October 22, 2015
WHEN YOURE ABOUT TO FALL ASLEEP AND REMEMBER YOU FORGOT TO TEXT BAE GOOD NIGHT but then you remember you have no bae pic.twitter.com/UgHGBYLMJC— YA BOY SPONGE🅱🅾🅱 (@YaBoiSpongebbob) June 9, 2015
2. SpongeBob when someone's talking nonsense:
The pettiest of the SpongeBob memes!
Mom: Get your ass in that bed
*Goes to room and closes door*
Me: gET Ur aSS iN THat bEd pic.twitter.com/hRIZF4RY6c— Tamren ☝🏾 (@TamrenMekhii) May 8, 2017
Takeoff and Offset: do we get to be on the song this time
Quavo: dO wE geT tO bE oN thE sOng tHis tiMe pic.twitter.com/Fl1WkPNctZ— Trashvis (@Trashvis) May 9, 2017
racist white people: i'm not racist but....
me: I'm NoT rAcIsT bUt pic.twitter.com/sTU0YgiB0j— lasagna andrews (@micah_bear) May 5, 2017
3. Mr. Krabs lost In the sauce:
This one is for the moment when you were caught in a whirlwind or bamboozled. That "life comes at you fast" feeling.
When they turn the lights on at the club and everybody u danced with realize u ugly pic.twitter.com/O2puER3p6N— Victor Pope Jr (@VictorPopeJr) March 9, 2016
When you ain't doing the speed limit and the song you listening to got police sirens in it. pic.twitter.com/NYMJmkVLyd— T’Chitlins from Wakanda Souf (@tdouble_u) March 11, 2016
When you fall asleep in class and your body jumps and you look around to see if anyone saw you pic.twitter.com/Xt5J8T1oe9— sketti (@SaiIBoat) March 15, 2016
4. Patrick about to do something grimy:
Mwahahahahaha! Black Twitter was super creative with this one, especially with changing Patrick's outfit.
Me reading your message previews from the pull down bar on my phone and not answering for the next 6 hours pic.twitter.com/F4FghFHPb7— Jojo🐝🇹🇹 (@jojo_ambitious1) February 28, 2018
Your girl looking at your food when she said she wasn't hungry. pic.twitter.com/MPwl8Ov1ul— Tristan Jones (@SayJones18) March 1, 2018
😂 RT @XLNB: Rachel Dolezal: “That’s some nice black culture you got there.” pic.twitter.com/ymbH13bWa5— Ashton Kusher 🇭🇹 (@SkyHigh_Vid) March 1, 2018
Me trying to get a new car by brake checking people behind me. #meme #patrickstar #spongebob #spongebobmeme #evilpatrick pic.twitter.com/R5F0Ei4Hcv— Tarisha Morris (@Tarisha428) March 4, 2018
When someone text you a long paragraph and you reply with "k" #evilpatrick pic.twitter.com/525L4YDgtH— EemanQureshi (@eemanqureshi68) March 16, 2018
5. When Squidward got lonely, too:
That moment when you're looking out the window at all the fun, and you're missing it all aka FOMO.
Me watching my unemployed friends do recreational stuff on Snapchat while I'm at work pic.twitter.com/rnI8xSuQF0— Saint Pablo (@TheLifeOfKale) May 18, 2017
Android users looking at Apple users
downloading #iOS11 like😂😂😂🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/XQW3ThJ5cy— Sagara | සාගර® (@SagaraOnline) September 19, 2017
6. Krusty Krab vs. Chum Bucket:
This one started stan wars: amazing versus trash.
To be fair....😂#spongebobmeme #Apple #Android #Google pic.twitter.com/fXHcrmy6Hf— M’Baku’s M’Bae (@Syrose_) March 20, 2018
Fight me 🤷🏾♀️ #krustykrab #chumbucket #spongebobmeme pic.twitter.com/d7KzxMKez5— Jasmine (@_jasminemprince) March 18, 2018
And this is why Spongebob prefers to live in a pineapple under the sea. #memeruined #spongebobmeme pic.twitter.com/5IIqBcxkQJ— crossbow (@Liquorags) March 19, 2018
7. Tired SpongeBob:
The perfect way to express how you want to “tap out.”
me after making a simple phone call pic.twitter.com/oCrbwG5psz— N•IC•K (@touchnick) March 27, 2018
Me after socializing for more than 10mins pic.twitter.com/4mpB0WK3GK— Demi-god (@nabeeldenero) March 26, 2018
me after I put the fitted sheet on my bed by myself pic.twitter.com/R1DAjYWlyG— mama (@mckenziedenisee) March 27, 2018
8. Surprised Patrick:
Surprised Patrick wobbled so Surprised Pikachu could scatter.
When someone unfollows you pic.twitter.com/lrbyIuD5TY— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 10, 2016
When you find your best friends hanging out without you after they said they can't go pic.twitter.com/NGgaa7sM47— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 12, 2016
When you are very hungry but there's nothing in the fridge pic.twitter.com/ZuuErrv1Ow— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 11, 2016
When you get the worst Christmas present you can ever get pic.twitter.com/7O4xqLyVPR— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 10, 2016
9. Push it somewhere else Patrick:
LeBron James even did it in real life!
Patrick: we should take bikini bottom and push it somewhere else!! pic.twitter.com/Uu4KuTm8jk— Johnny99k🤾🏽♂️ (@Johnny_Thooo) June 4, 2018
When you realize the solution to your narrative issue is to uproot the narrative and change the setting.— Cameron Gibson (@CameronPGibson) August 1, 2018
“Take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else.” — Patrick Star the Wise. pic.twitter.com/4ROd6QyWYm
10. X Days Later / The Next Day / X Years Later:
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.
First time card in SpongeBob! pic.twitter.com/FRWFF1yj2i— Sandals (@SandalsFish) September 6, 2017
When boys don’t text you back hit ‘em with a Spongebob time card pic.twitter.com/5RKmrKQcHJ— emily (@emmmz_) May 15, 2018
*spongebob time card*— byron (@tbhbyron) January 17, 2016
18 hours later...
TWITTER IS WORKING AGAIN!!
so my flight was delayed and then it was delayed again and I'm feeling like a spongebob time card pic.twitter.com/WHL5c5fAS5— sevenfivetwo⇢jhoca (@jhocaaaa) May 9, 2017
11. SpongeBob for social justice:
Just in case you think Black Twitter can't combine their witty with wokeness...
pic.twitter.com/JRkuyFcQjY— platano con salami🧚🏾♀️🧚🏾♀️ (@lareinanegraa) March 24, 2018
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