The success and popularity of SpongeBob SquarePants has sparked in the numerous clips and images of the show being turned into memes, fads, parodies, and other forms of Internet culture. The episodes "No Weenies Allowed," "Something Smells, "Arrgh!," " "Krusty Towers," "Just One Bite," "Opposite Day," "Chocolate with Nuts," "Jellyfish Hunter," "Pizza Delivery," "Spy Buddies, " "The Algae's Always Greener," "Squidville," "Wishing You Well," "Survival of the Idiots," "Patty Hype," "Have You Seen This Snail?," "SB-129," "Big Pink Loser," "Hooky," "Dying for Pie," and "Band Geeks" seem to have spawned the most popularity on the Internet.
Many of the SpongeBob memes are posted on video-sharing sites such as YouTube. Further information on these and other internet phenomena can be viewed on Knowyourmeme.com.
On March 24, 2018, during the March for Our Lives movement, many adolescent protesters used signs that depicted SpongeBob memes to represent the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun control rights in general. The memes used included "Savage Patrick" from the episode "Nature Pants," "Mocking SpongeBob" from the episode "Little Yellow Book," "Raviolli Raviolli Give Me the Formuoli" from the episode "Imitation Krabs," and the Krusty Krab/Chum Bucket representation meme that became popular on Twitter.
Mocking SpongeBob representing the NRA
The Krusty Krab (left) representing school safety and the Chum Bucket (right) representing assault weapons/school shootings
Another Mocking SpongeBob meme sign (left) and the "Give me the formuoli" meme being parodied in the case of gun control (right)
Savage Patrick representing the NRA