SpongeBob SquarePants is clearly a work of staggering genius.
So there were plenty of responses when Redditor u/duv_life asked the folks of AskReddit, “What is your favorite quote from SpongeBob?” Reading through them took me on a trip down memory lane, so I’d like to invite you all to join me on a journey across 17 of Bikini Bottom’s greatest moments.
When Plankton tried to teach SpongeBob how to assert himself, but forgot that he had taken on the most generous sponge in town as his student.
When Squidward flew too close to the sun with his inner monologue.
When Patrick let SpongeBob know he was dealing with a true intellectual powerhouse.
When Patrick put those inner machinations to the test and tried to warn SpongeBob about a maniac on the loose (who was, in fact, SpongeBob).
When SpongeBob taught Patrick a very valuable lesson: A jar is not a pickle, nor is a pickle a jar.
When Plankton said what we should all say upon leaving stressful situations.
When SpongeBob made like the pioneers and rode this gorgeous rock straight to his destiny.
When Patrick reminded SpongeBob that they were sophisticated, technologically advanced, intermittently violent sea creatures.
When SpongeBob and Gary demonstrated their commitment to Opposite Day.
When SpongeBob asked this, and in the process, defined a generation.
When SpongeBob ventured to new and unexplored forms of darkness.
When Squidward made an honest pie-versus-bomb mistake (similar in nature to the pickle-versus-jar error from above).
When Plankton burned this poor woman to the ground.
When SpongeBob declared his independence from mainstream beauty standards.
When Mr. Krabs gave Squidward a talking-to worthy of a crime drama.
When Patrick asked the question on everybody’s minds (and the one that probably haunted elementary school music teachers for the majority of the 2000s).
And finally: When Metaphorical SpongeBob’s metaphorical livelihood was threatened by his metaphorical boss.
Which favorite moments of yours did we miss? Tell us about ’em in the comments!