SPONGEBOB has been trending all over social media over an episode regarding Texas.
The kid’s show is now popular among adults and is often quoted in memes due to its ambiguous humor.
What is the Spongebob Texas meme and why is it trending?
The Spongebob Texas episode comes from season one of the show.
In the episode, Spongebob and Patrick are badmouthing the state after their pal, Sandy Cheeks tells them that she is going back home.
Patrick and Spongebob get into a dialogue about the state and Spongebob morphs his square body into the shape of Texas and says: “Hey Patrick, what am I now?
To which Patrick replies: “Uhh, stupid?”
Prompting SpongeBob to say: “No, I’m Texas!”
Patrick then says: “What’s the difference!” and both of them laugh.
Sandy hears Spongebob and Patrick laughing at her home state and she says: “Y’all better apologize, or I’ll be on you like ugly on an ape!”
The meme began trending all over Twitter after the Texas governor announced that it was lifting all of their coronavirus mask mandates and was reopening businesses at full capacity, despite a rise in cases.
What did people say about the Spongebob Texas meme?
One Twitter user wrote: “I used to get so offended by that spongebob scene when they called Texas stupid and now I get it”
Another chimed in saying: “What Spongebob and Patrick said about Texas makes a whole lotta sense to me now.”
A third said: “spongebob was really onto something.”
However, some were offended that the meme insulting the state was going viral.
One user took to Twitter to express their frustration, writing: “I love @SpongeBob more than anyone but Brodie needs to chill with them Texas is stupid jokes. I love all of my country.”
Another agreed, saying: “bro wtf did the spongebob writers have against texas that they felt the need to go in on that whole state any chance they got.”
A new Spongebob movie titled The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will be premiering on March 4.
The film will be available on AppleTV, Prime Video, Vudu and other streaming platforms.
It will also be streaming on Paramount+.
When is Texas lifting their coronavirus measures?
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement that his state’s executive order will come into effect on March 10.
Abbott added: “We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent.
“Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not disappeared, but it is clear from the recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations, and safe practices that Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed.”
Abbott has previously faced sharp criticism from his own party over Texas’ mandate, which was imposed eight months ago but only lightly enforced during the worst periods of the pandemic.
Texas will also do away with limits on the number of diners that businesses can serve indoors, said Abbott, who made his announcement at a restaurant in Lubbock.
“Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility,” said Abbott, speaking from a crowded dining room where many of those surrounding him were not wearing masks.
“It’s just that now state mandates are no longer needed,” he said.
“In fact, our case numbers have fallen to the point where no county meets the original criteria for a mask mandate.”
However, some restrictions will remain in place including a capacity limit of 50% on indoor arenas.
President Joe Biden has previously said he hopes 100 million people can receive vaccine shots during the first 100 days of his administration – a target that looks to be well exceeded.
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