People are sharing their favourite Spongebob memes after the creator's death
28 November 2018, 17:16
Following the death of Spongebob creator Stephen Hillenburg, fans are now sharing their fave moments, episodes and memes from the show on Twitter.
It was reported yesterday that the creator of Spongebob Squarepants, Stephen Hillenburg, passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with ALS. His death was announced in a tweet from Nickelodeon.
After learning of the news, fans immediately took to Twitter to share their memories of the show and to thank Hillenburg for his role in their childhood. From the best episodes to the characters and even the iconic musical numbers featured in the show, Spongebob was beloved by millions. But there was one thing that stood out most about Spongebob, and that was the memes.
Today's meme landscape would be nothing without Hillenburg's work. Barely a month manages to go by without yet another Spongebob meme popping up on the timeline. This year alone, we've seen the Out of Breath Spongebob meme, Evil Patrick meme, Krusty Krab vs. Chum Bucket meme, Suspicious Spongebob meme, the Squidward "y'all hear sum'n" meme... we could go on.
Twitter is now paying tribute to the cartoon creating legend by sharing some of the most iconic memes and moments that the show has given us over the years. Here are the best ones:
The toons of my teens and the memes of my twenties. Thanks for the giggles Spongebob. RIP Stephen Hillenburg pic.twitter.com/5xyj4PHDBz— Stephanie Walton (@stephaniewalt0n) November 27, 2018
Spongebob Squarepants was such a treat for me when I was a Kid and it still resonates with me due to it's timeless and infinitely malluable use for comedy in all spectrum and memes— HMK (@HMKilla) November 27, 2018
RIP Stephen Hillenburg Creator of Spongebob
Your legacy will truly live on pic.twitter.com/7WfAsSMdzc
Some of my favorite childhood memories were SpongeBob:— Brian Gay (@brian2596) November 27, 2018
- performing at the Bubble Bowl.
- selling chocolate.
- delivering pizza with a less-than-enthusiastic Squidward.
- meeting THE hash-slinging slasher.
Thank you, Stephen Hillenburg.
Bikini Bottom meant the world to me. pic.twitter.com/MCaQWXiwYx
In honor of Stephen Hillenburg, we should post our best sponge bob memes. pic.twitter.com/y818wcyXDg— Juice God (@JuiceGodAyo99) November 27, 2018
RIP Stephen Hillenburg— Michael (@michael101c) November 28, 2018
Thank You For All The Great Episodes Of SpongeBob And The Memes
August 21, 1961 - November 26, 2018 pic.twitter.com/DlDByFkqib
I made us all a sweater pic.twitter.com/kayL153lEJ— if the spurs dont tank ima kms (@bubbaguerrero12) November 27, 2018