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SpongeBob SquarePants is a popular cartoon, and has been referenced in popular culture numerous times. Several of these references are from other Nickelodeon shows.

SMG4 / SuperMarioGlitchy4

  • In "SMG4 guides: Toadsworth's How to- Princess," when Toadsworth asked Princess Peach what instrument she plays, she responds by saying "Is mayonnaise a instrument?" like Patrick did in "Band Geeks."
  • In "SSENMONDAR DELUXE - 1 MILLION SUB SPECIAL," when Mario is falling, he screams in the same manner Squidward does in "Have You Seen This Snail?"
    • In the same video, when Shrek dances, Electric Zoo can be heard playing.
  • In "Stupid Mario Maker," one of the costumes Mario was turned into during the bonus stage was a SpongeBob costume.
  • In "Mario the Waiter," Mario made the face SpongeBob made in "Just One Bite."
    • In the same video, when Mario was getting mad for Toad not speaking proper English, Gaben steps out in the same manner the big strong guy did in "Selling Out."
    • In the same video, the dish Mario serves to Toad and Toadette is Squidward doing the same dance he did in "Culture Shock."
    • In the same video, when Toad says he's not going the eat the dish, Toadette yells "You are gonna like it!" in the same manner SpongeBob does in "Dying for Pie."
    • In the same video, when Mario looks at the spaghetti, he says "I don't need it." in the same manner SpongeBob does in "Tea at the Treedome."

Homestar Runner

  • In the short "The Li'l Brudder Show," Li'l Brudder scrapes across the show's logo as SpongeBob SquarePants does in the opening of his show.


PurpleShep references SpongeBob SquarePants numerous times.

  • In "PURPLE SHEP PLAYS ANGRY BIRDS!!," Purple Shep says he didn't know what to do and went home to watch TV, as it shows a scene from "Your Shoe's Untied," with Purple Shep's face on SpongeBob's face.
  • In "PURPLE SHEP IS ACTUALLY SMART!? | Portal | #3," Purple Shep mentions to his "Circle Friend" that they can watch a anime like SpongeBob.
  • In "HoW To GET BIG ON YOuTUBE | Vlogger Go Viral!" he called Squidward a fairy.


  • In one of their 107 Facts episodes, they featured SpongeBob SquarePants. In another episode, they featured the show once more in their Which Character Are You? series. In one of their 107 More Facts episodes, they featured SpongeBob SquarePants again.

Inanimate Insanity

  • In the 11th episode of Inanimate Insanity, SpongeBob's pineapple house can be seen in the background in a scene.
  • The recapper's delivery of the line "I thought I was doing a pretty good job" is a reference to the same quote by Patrick Star in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "I Had an Accident."
  • Taco yells "Finland!" at Pickle, a reference to the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Frankendoodle."
  • in The episode Cooking For the Grater Good One of the judges (Puffball Speaker Box) barfs up the cookie pizza and eats it again referencing "Neptune's Spatula."

Camp Chaos

  • Camp Chaos created a SpongeBob parody called SpongeBong HempPants where the characters are illegal drugs.


  • At the beginning of the Smosh episode "If Cartoons Were Real" (the third instalment in their "If ___ Were Real" series; this installment is no longer on YouTube, but is still on, Ian and Anthony are watching SpongeBob on TV. Ian complains that nobody would like a burger that's been underwater, and that it'd be soggy and disgusting. Anthony then remarks that cartoons would be stupid if they were actually realistic, leading to a series of instances revolving around realistic versions of other cartoon shows, proving his point. Ian changes his mind about his burger theory, when he actually tries a soaked burger, and screams, "THIS IS AMAZING!!!"
  • In various videos, Anthony (or one of his characters) is seen wearing SpongeBob underwear.


  • On Feburary 21, 2015, nigahiga uploaded a parody of SpongeBob SquarePants. This parody is also a parody of the Annoying Orange. In this parody is also a parody of the theme song, the F.U.N Song, and references to Viacom's large amount of copyright claims, many of them being invalid.

Honest Traliers

  • On the Matrix episode of Honest Trailers by ScreenJunkies, the announcer mentions Squidward's name.
  • On the Splatoon episode on the SmoshGames channel, the announcer says the store owners look like mediocre SpongeBob knockoffs
  • On the Minions episode, Bob the minion is credited as "SpongeBob RoundPants," which also is a reference to "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants."
  • In the Oscars 2017 episode, the fake title for Arrival was "Squid Words". This is an obvoius pun on Squidward's name.


  • There was an Eddsworld short on Newgrounds were Edd sung the F.U.N song to Tord.
  • There was another Eddsworld short called "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet" where Tord tried to shoot Edd and Edd ran from the bullet, it was similar to the man running from the robot in "Krab Borg."

Nostalgia Critic

  • During his review of "The Neverending Story 3," the Critic compares Falkor to Patrick Star, explaining how badly the former was changed from the original film. 

Object Land

  • In the third episode of Object Land a character made the face SpongeBob made in "Just One Bite."


  • In the episode, "The Nicest Neighborhoods in the Universe," Hank Green says "...we would all be living in pineapples under the sea."
  • Also, in the video "7 Things We Don't Know About the Ocean," while talking about Brine Pools, Hank Green says "Sounds a little bit unreal, like maybe it's from a SpongeBob episode."
  • As well as that, n the video "Inside the Tiny Ecosystems Hiding in Glaciers," Olivia, wile bringing up the subject of the Copepod, references how it inspired the look of Plankton.


  • Sky mentioned several times that villagers looking like Squidward.


  • In a Minecraft tale Cierra finds a jellyfish and says that it looks like SpongeBob jellyfish.
  • In Space Adventure mod in Gmod, Jordan says "are you ready?," Cierra replies "I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready."

Greatest Freakout Ever

  • In the 26th video, Jack explains that Stephen is watching SpongeBob, when Jack goes to the window to watch Stephen walk in the snow, The SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Face Freeze!" can be seen on their TV.

  • Watch Mojo made a video called "Top Ten SpongeBob SquarePants characters."
  • SpongeBob was number one for "Purposely Annoying Beloved Cartoon Characters."
  • They also listed SpongeBob as number one for "Top Ten Nickelodeon Cartoons."

Smosh Games

  • In the "GTA 5 MODS WISHLIST (Why We're Single)" video, Patrick appears on thumbnail.

Annoying Orange

  • There is an episode where the Orange and his friends watch a trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
  • Also, a SpongeBob Minecraft Sculpture got credited in a OrangeCraft Blockstars Video.
  • On the Annoying Orange Gaming channel, Orange has played the Sponge on the run, and Bubble Party apps.


  • SpongeBob SquarePants videos are made on the website and are released on YouTube by SpongeBob fans and haters alike.

Animation Domination High-Def

  • In a subseries of ADHD, Scientifically Accurate, the SpongeBob SquarePants theme is revamped to be "more accurate."

Toonsmyth Productions

  • In the Toonsmyth Productions YouTube channel video, Spongebob vs. Finn & Jake - UCF Round One, SpongeBob and Patrick are in a wrestling match against Adventure Time characters, Finn and Jake. In the video SpongeBob is sucked into Finn's mind without Patrick leaving him alone in a vast area of nothing. 
  • Patrick makes friends with Jake and talk through the whole thing until SpongeBob slices Finn in half thinking he will regenerate like he does. When Finn doesn't Jake goes crazy.
  • Also, Myk made a mistake in the video by not having SpongeBob and Patrick wear water helmets in the Ultimate Cartoon Fighting arena, which is above water.
  • Gary and Plankton have also made various appearances in UCF videos.


  • In Greatest freakout ever 26, the episode "Face Freeze!" can be seen playing on a TV in the background.


  • In Mario and Luigi Stupid and Dumb Adventures, Season 1 episode 2, When Mario and Mama Luigi are flying, Mama Luigi is heard singing The Krusty Krab Pizza Song from "Pizza Delivery."
  • In Mario and Luigi Stupid and Dumb Adventures, Season 3 Episode 2, Mario teleports to SpongeBob's universe but unfortunately drowns.
  • In SML Movie: Chef Pee Pee Quits! Part 3, there's a little boy who ran away form his mom, because she wouldn't let him watch SpongeBob.
  • In SML Movie: Pokemon Part 3, Toad sends out Gary the Snail as a Pokemon to fight Chef Pee Pee's Psyduck. After he gets called out for not using a real Pokemon, Toad kicks Gary and instead sends out a Jigglypuff.
  • In SML Movie: Chef Pee Pee's Birthday Surprise, Bowser Junior bets Cody for 20 dollars that Chef Pee Pee would say the famous quote from the episode "Imitation Krabs:" "Ravioli Ravioli Give me the formuoli," Chef Pee Pee ends saying the quote.
  • In SML Movie: Bowser Junior's Game Night 5, Bowser Junior mentions Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy while playing Prove It with his friends.
  • SML Movie: Smart Jeffy, had a similar plot to "Patrick SmartPants." Where a dumb person (Jeffy) gets smart via getting injured, however in a different way (Patrick became smart by getting another brain, but Jeffy became smart because he had an accident where his pencil went up his nose and stabbed him in the brain.)
  • In SML Short: Jeffy's Tantrum, Jeffy wants to buy SpongeBob Moves In!, but is unable to because Mario bought him a game last week, causing Jeffy to throw a temper tantrum.


  • In one of his Minecraft "The Lab" Minigame episodes, he wears a sponge on his head and says, "Look at my face, look at it! I'm SpongeBob!" He also does this in another video saying, "..and I'm still SpongeBob!"
  • In one of his Minecraft "Sneaky Assassins" Minigame episodes, he customized the villagers' skin to a Squidward one.

Ray William Johnson

  • In an episode of his popular series Equals Three, Ray reviews a Japanese McDonald's commercial that advertises a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Happy Meal.


  • In JackAsk, Jack is asked who his favorite SpongeBob character is, to which he replies "Squidman."
  • He is also asked if he's excited for Sponge out of Water, he replies, "No, because I'm not twelve."


  • Pan has stated that he prefers Cartoon Network over Nickelodeon because CN relies on original programming, while Nick relies on endless SpongeBob reruns.
  • Pan has stated the toenail scene in "House Fancy" is one of his top 4 scariest cartoon moments.
  • SpongeBob was mentioned multiple times in Pan's review of Game Boy Advance Video cartridges.
  • Eugene H. Krabs is mentioned in the "Top 10 greediest cartoon characters. He also showed up on the thumbnail aside Mr. Burns from The Simpsons.
  • In the top 5 Holiday specials video, the Merry Nickmas commercials are brought up, as well as the relation to "The Secret Box" in the Holiday Party ad.

Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life

  • In the animated YouTube version of this popular meme, SpongeBob can be seen on a poster with Shrek.

Papagaio Chato (animated series)

  • In the Brazilian series "Papagaio Chato," in few episodes, characters of SpongeBob SquarePants appear as special guest.

Happy Tree Friends


  • In one of his Gauntlet Challenges, he played against JKnives, whose team was named the "Bobby Sauce" whose team logo was that of the Bobby Sauce bottle.
  • In one of his 2KMTCentral videos, one of the fan-made cards is one featuring SpongeBob doing his "imagination rainbow" with the name of the card as "IMAGINATION."


  • In his "10 Ways to Die in MCPE" video, he featured the  "Chocolate" scene from the episode, "Choclate with Nuts."


  • In his "My Channel Is Getting Shut Down" video, he jokingly states that SpongeBob SquarePants is his favorite anime.

Hambog Ng Sagpro

  • In his Shamwow! parody video, he mentioned SpongeBob, stating that the product will "put him out of business" whilst swearing to the camera.

Tourettes Guy

  • On YouTube, there was a video called "Spongebob and Tourettes Guy"

Fried Chili Cheese Dog

  • In their video titled, "Spongebob Squarepants Cereal Commercial," it shows stuffed toys of the main characters eating the cereal and messing around with it.
  • In another one of their videos, titled, "Spongebob Squarepants Macaroni and Cheese," it is another one with the main characters being stuffed toys, (Except for Sandy) eating the macaroni and cheese and saying how good it is, along with different parts for comedy.
  • Later, they made one about SpongeBob Fruit Snacks.


  • In his YouTube video entitled "Advice No One Asked For - Number Twenty-Seven," he references SpongeBob games among others getting blocked on a person's computer.
  • In his video entitled "Nostalgia 2 (Buzzfeed) - A Dose of Buckley," while parodying a person who is unnecessarily nostalgic for things, one of his examples is "I remember when SpongeBob first started!"

Christian Weston Chandler

  • In one of Christian Weston Chandler's (A.K.A Chris-Chan or CWC) videos, a figurine of SpongeBob appears.

theodd1sout comic

  • In a video entitled "My Thoughts on the Science Fair (I didn't like it)," on one of the slides, you can see a character similar to Patrick with a plank nailed to his head much like he is in "My Pretty Seahorse."

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