The unsung hero of SpongeBob SquarePants is undoubtedly Squidward Tentacles. Squidward is a perfect parallel to SpongeBob. Whereas SpongeBob is youthful, extroverted, and optimistic, Squidward is pessimistic and introverted. Squidward often comes off as the “adult” in the show, and, as a result, is a highly relatable character for millennials who grew up with the series.
Every popular and highly quotable show results in memes, and SpongeBob is no different. Just as the characters in the television show represent different types of humor, memes of different characters portray different humor. If you love dry humor, then these memes are for you! Check out these 10 hilarious Squidward memes.
If you like self-deprecating humor, then this meme is for you! Though humans these days certainly spend more time looking at themselves than their ancestors, people often forget what they actually look like.
In a world that is constantly broadcasting images of seemingly perfect-looking individuals, it is easy to feel inadequate. Taking several photos before selecting the best one to post online has become common. Editing, filters, and makeup are on the rise. Just about veryone has felt self-conscious about something, so almost everyone can relate to this meme.
This One’s For The Parents
Anyone who spends time around children, whether they be a parent or a caregiver, can relate to this struggle. Children are always leaving their items around. Legos may be tiny, but the pain one feels after stepping on one is anything but small.
This image of Squidward perfectly captures the pain, shock, and aggregation that accompanies the pain of being attacked by a Lego. Though many think of SpongeBob SquarePants as a children show, this proves that there are many adults that exist within this fandom.
Gotta Get The Job Done
One of the most memorable episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants is “Pizza Delivery” in which the Krusty Krab begins to deliver pizzas. Squidward and SpongeBob are tasked with delivering the food to a customer and face an outrageous series of events that make this trek challenging. Still, the duo is committed to delivering the pizza. While SpongeBob is excited about this delivery, Squidward makes it clear that this is just another awful aspect of his job.
With the current COVID-19 crisis, many individuals are staying at home to keep safe. Food delivery workers are not among those individuals at home, risking their lives to deliver food to homes. Surely, many of them can relate to Squidward’s attitude and feelings while delivering the Krusty Krab pizza. Fans watched this episode and thought the delivery was ridiculous given their circumstances, but many of them probably wouldn’t think twice before ordering food or groceries in the current situation.
Okay, so the kids weren’t that innocent, but the mash-up between these two stories is hilarious, and this meme calls out a huge problem we have been overlooking for generations. What is wrong with these Oompa Loompas? Why do they enjoy pain so much? Haven’t they learned from the injustices they faced?
Fans of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory have to admit that there is something a bit wrong with the fact that they were so willing to laugh along with the Oompa Loompas as they mocked children for their mistakes.
What’s The Time?
Many enjoy sleeping in, and yet, there is this pressure to wake up and be productive. Sleeping in late can feel immature and lazy. Once people enter the adult world, they rarely get the opportunity to sleep late, even on weekends.
But that has all changed—at least for childless adults. With individuals quarantined, many sleep schedules have been thrown out the window. Being able to sleep in is definitely one positive aspect of the current situation.
Somebody Stop That Kid
Children aren’t always on their best behavior in public. Even the most understanding adult will find themselves in situations where they are bothered by the behavior of a child in a public space.
It can be even more frustrating when the child’s parents aren’t doing anything to attempt to make the situation better. Children will make mistakes, but their parents should help guide them and teach them right for wrong. If their parents aren’t going to parent them, sometimes the universe has to do it for them.
Perspective Is Everything
This is hilarious because of how absurd it is. While everyone clearly saw a window with blinds upon first look, once one sees the guitar, one can’t unsee it. Being stuck in a guitar would really be a struggle and might explain Squidward’s attitude. Though this image has been meme’d hundreds of times, it is sure to stick in the brains of all who view it and will forever signify Squidward’s struggle to escape captivity.
The Benefits Of Having A Big Heart
The expression “don’t let others walk all over you” is most often said to the individuals with the biggest hearts. For some reason, people who attempt to help others are often overlooked when they need help. It can begin to feel like no one appreciates the support they hand out, taking advantage of their kindness. This meme perfectly demonstrates the way big-hearted individuals feel in those moments.
Parenting has changed a lot over the past few decades. Many children of past decades were raised on what parents called “tough love.” Their weaknesses were often pointed out to encourage them to work to improve themselves.
This has proven to be an ineffective strategy, often causing children to give up instead of motivating them. This meme calls out the hypocrisy of constantly criticizing your child and then being surprised when they don’t have the confidence as an adult to take the risks which lead to success.
There are many common errors that are made when writing. As individuals have increased conversations via writing with the rise of digital communication, these errors have become more obvious.
Though it can be a bit pretentious to correct someone else’s grammar, there are certain individuals who get a kick out of correcting the mistakes others make. Squidward would definitely be one of these individuals. This meme is a perfect combination of internet culture and Squidward’s superiority complex.