The 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Musical Was On TV And The Memes Are Hilarious
24 November 2017, 15:18
The sight of a human sponge during the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade has freaked out a lot of viewers.
As the USA celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday (November 23rd), families across the nation sat down to watch the annual TV spectacular known as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, beamed live into living rooms direct from the streets of New York City.
Typically, the event features all manner of inflatable cartoon characters, branded floats and an appearance by actual Santa Claus, alongside some performances from popstars with something to plug and the casts of all the latest big Broadway musicals.
One of the 2017 performances came from the cast of the brand new SpongeBob SquarePants musical that recently opened on the great white way, featuring new music written by the likes of Panic! At The Disco, Aerosmith and the late David Bowie.
However, any viewers expecting the familiar yellow sponge to show up were in a for a surprise because this musical looks distinctly more human than the Nickelodeon show we know and love:
Still, this sponge certainly has some pipes on him...even if he isn't, ya know...yellow. Or a sponge.
Judging by the reaction to the performance online, people either LOVE the new look of this show or are completely bemused by every aspect of it.
Here are just a few of the reactions we've spotted online so far:
I’m watching a Spongebob...ginger man? on the Thanksgiving parade and I have a lot of questions pic.twitter.com/D7CLPv95WV— Samantha Vincenty (@Shermanther) November 23, 2017
Me watching Spongebob The Musical at the Thanksgiving parade: pic.twitter.com/0kAZXr4tM3— Bailey Kate (@KatieHanks7) November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving day parade already takin the L... this dude is supposed to be spongebob squarepants pic.twitter.com/Rk0BQC0vlW— Baker Mayflower 🦃🌽🥧 (@commishidente) November 23, 2017
me: i dont really care about thanksgiving–— sharty waffles (@voltesblade) November 23, 2017
(the spongebob musical is playing at the thanksgiving day parade)
me, suddently erect in bed and shoving 14 pumpkin pies in my mouth:
Too everyone bashing the spongebob musical after their thanksgiving day performance: pic.twitter.com/FjyfBvwMvG— Alex Mecklosky (@AlexMecklosky) November 23, 2017
Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade’s preview of the Spongebob musical like pic.twitter.com/lHtC0wW6Ho— Kathryn Walker (@LikesTimeLords) November 23, 2017
everyone hating on the spongebob squarepants musical: pic.twitter.com/Em0xw2VR0E— Icarus (@icarusninja23) November 23, 2017
I WILL NOT TOLERATE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MUSICAL SLANDER ON MY TIMELINE pic.twitter.com/UsYmI53huA— ayana (@holohayley) November 23, 2017
so apparently spongebob squarepants is a musical now but I can’t stop crying at the way he laughs omg pic.twitter.com/Y8y8B4dnbY— erin .｡*ﾟ☾.*.｡ (@erinitoburritoo) November 24, 2017
The sponge has split opinion, but what do you guys think?
Are you enjoying the sound of the SpongeBob musical or is it just freaking you out?