Who knew that SpongeBob's social anxiety leading him to act like a chicken would lead to such a cultural phenomenon? Even the official SpongeBob Twitter has gotten in on the mocking fun. It's so simple. Whoever came up with this, yOuRe A gEnIuS (and we mean that in the nicest way).
In season 1 episode 8, SpongeBob got naked and decided to live among the jellyfish. This particular image was captured and caught fire online (impressive, considering it's from underwater). This meme is used to describe situations that leave you feeling winded, stressed out and exhausted.
Also known as "Normal SpongeBob," this is from season 6 episode 4, where SpongeBob tries being normal and walks around looking like this saying, "Hi, how are ya?" As you can see, it's forced and fake, and this meme is used to show that feeling you get when you're pretending to be something you're not.
This SpongeBob is the opposite, and it's when you are yourself at your most primitive... since it depicts our little yellow hero as a caveman. Also known as SpongeGar, he first appeared in the season 3 episode entitled “Ugh” in 2004. This character is often layered onto another photo and used to describe an awkward, stressful or uncomfortable situation.
This shot is from a season 7 episode called "That Sinking Feeling." This has become the official image of that "FOMO" feeling, when you're jealous of things happening without you. But since it's Squidward, this can also be used to show the feeling of being annoyed from a distance.
This image is taken from an episode all the way back in the very first season called "Home Sweet Pineapple." As a meme, it's used to express that feeling when you're all comfy, cozy in bed, but then have a sudden realization or remember something, and it draws you out of your relaxed state.
Here's another meme derived from an episode all the way back in season one, "Nature Pants." This moment actually happens shortly after the moment that gave us the Tired SpongeBob meme, making this particular episode potentially the most meme-worthy. Patrick is normally a happy-go-lucky starfish, but when he smiles like this, it's perfect to use for when you're feeling savage or evil.
This moment doesn't come from an episode, but from the 2004 SpongeBob movie. This one doesn't require much of an explanation. Simply use it when you're surprised or truly shocked at something. This can also be used ironically, like the shocked Pikachu meme, showing that you're pretending to be shocked by something that's actually obvious.
Poor dumb, lovable Patrick. His blunders are our meme wonders. In season 2 episode 23, he gets frustrated and yells, "No, I'm Patrick," when customers call and ask, "Is this the Krusty Krab?" This meme is used to answer in a trolling way when someone asks who you are, what something else is or when something annoys you.
This moment is from the episode "The Smoking Peanut," and actually shows SpongeBob sitting down. However, when this text is added to the pic, it conveys the feeling of sluggishly leaving a situation you've grown tired of. So with all of this history out of the way... we're gonna head out as well.