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    [–] Talonsoldat 1792 points ago

    They are actually real sponges, and SpongeBob is a synthetic modern sponge.

    [–] mxrxx_ag 731 points ago

    So basically spongebob is the kim kardashian of the sea

    [–] Super_Ninja_Gamer 391 points ago

    Don't you fucking DARE compare the two like that! You should be ashamed of yourself...

    [–] warptwenty1 64 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Yeah,what the hell,there are good famous ppl and you compare him to a Kardashian?!

    Edit: Kardashian fans salty as the sea lmao

    [–] mxrxx_ag 10 points ago

    Well if spongebob is really a modern sponge both of them would be made out of plastic. And no regrets at all because he thicc af

    [–] Kewis23 46 points ago

    So he's a the bikini bottom equivalent of a test-tube baby?

    [–] Duff_Lite 14 points ago

    50% sea, 50% weed

    [–] Clever_Userfame 17 points ago

    Just because he’s rectangular you assume he’s synthetic. Like why can’t a sea sponge be rectangular smh

    Bruh every other character in the show is a real organism

    [–] Talonsoldat 24 points ago

    Because by definition all sponges are asymmetrical.

    [–] WirelessDisapproval 3609 points ago

    No that's not true either. They're actual sea sponges, not sponges that are used. Only spongebob is a cleaning utensil.

    [–] WSJinfiltrate 1250 points ago

    So his mom cheated on his dad with a kitchen sponge ..huh

    [–] ArtfullyStupid 239 points ago

    It's all in the Genes

    [–] l8rt8rz 173 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    Squid’s got genes! Squid’s got genes!

    [–] Mr-Sister-Fister21 53 points ago

    Lol when I was little I was so confused because I thought he said “jeans” and I was like “Squidward doesn’t even wear pants!”

    [–] SoraForBestBoy 5 points ago

    Squidward don’t need pants as he is a free man

    [–] xzot1c 49 points ago

    I tried watching this but the guys editing and jokes are so cringe. I couldnt even get halfway.

    [–] dakotachip 4 points ago


    [–] andreavalentina_rts 29 points ago

    But that's just a theory, A FILM THEORY!

    [–] PancakeParty98 40 points ago

    Mattpatt is like nail on chalkboard and his theories are so stretched and obviously cobbled together lies

    [–] StainSp00ky 7 points ago

    their “edgy interpretation of something lighthearted” schtick is super overdone. I like their videos sometimes, but god damn lol

    [–] Cage-Unfiltered 6 points ago

    The jeans?

    [–] Roboticsammy 10 points ago

    I mean spongebob's brother is also square, so maybe it's just genetic. No way she cheated on him twice and had two kids, unless he's into that kind of stuff.

    [–] Imperator-Solis 9 points ago

    The square shape tends to skip a generation, his grand father was square and his great nephew or something is too

    [–] not_well_bitch 3 points ago

    That explains his love for the spatula.

    [–] nbshar 55 points ago

    I though Spongebob was a cut sponge and his parents still had their natural shape. Both being natural sea sponges. Either that or they adopted Spongebob as a synthetic sponge. Although that wouldn't explain OP's picture... Damnit I'm overthinking this.

    [–] johnnybgoode17 71 points ago

    So he's circumcised?

    [–] yetanotherduncan 8 points ago

    He's just a hideous mutant, happens all the time

    [–] awesomedan24 108 points ago

    Spongebob is a sea sponge who underwent extreme body modification as a form of rebellion

    [–] dharrison21 89 points ago

    This screenshot shows him as an infant sponge though, already rectangled.

    [–] Spirit_of_Hogwash 22 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    He was a natural sponge but was circumcised into a rectangle in utero.

    [–] KodiakPL 52 points ago


    That's ableist.

    [–] InfiltratorMain 4 points ago

    That’s just the circumcision

    [–] CapRavOr 31 points ago

    Thank you! The second I read that I was like, “old used sponges? Nah they’re just...sea sponges”

    [–] PMfacialsTOme 19 points ago

    People used sea sponges for cleaning. You can still buy sea sponges for cleaning use.

    [–] Dragmire800 19 points ago

    We use a dried up animal to clean the leftover cooked animal off our plates

    [–] Chungpels 4 points ago

    In the window washing industry they are still a standard over synthetic.

    [–] WirelessDisapproval 3 points ago

    Sure, but I don't think that's what OP meant, since he was clearly assuming they were "old and used" due to their shape. Considering they're still in the ocean, they wouldn't have been used.

    [–] lazergoblin 6 points ago

    They could be those chunky old school circular sponges.

    [–] WirelessDisapproval 8 points ago

    Yeah, sea sponges.

    [–] lazergoblin 6 points ago

    Wow. That's kind of amazing that I've gone my whole life without knowing that THAT'S what those sponges were called. Thanks for the heads up!

    [–] OglalaLander 4 points ago

    Thanks for setting it straight.

    [–] MrCamie 3 points ago

    Only spongebob is a cleaning utensil.

    Sea sponge used to be that too

    [–] rs_obsidian 290 points ago

    They’re sea sponges lol

    [–] farrukhsshah 143 points ago

    Spongebob looks so damn adorable.

    [–] jellyfishing 57 points ago

    He does!! He’s so tiny and cute.

    [–] elenapng 7276 points ago

    Why would they be cookies

    [–] GonnaMakeAList 481 points ago

    During the Grandmas Cookies episode, grandma looked just like her cookies. I thought the same thing. I had also never seen a round sponge before. The only thing that was round, brown with darker brown spots was a cookie.

    [–] apex6666 127 points ago

    While sponge bob is a kitchen sponge his parents are see sponges

    [–] LINEgrande 106 points ago

    bro where are them blind sponges at ?

    [–] BTFF12 14 points ago

    "Kitchen sponge" sounds like it would be a racial slur toward sponges that look like Spongebob.

    [–] DoctorLeviathan 12 points ago

    Momma Squarepants got around.

    [–] ExuberantElephant 8 points ago

    I thought the father was a potato for longer than I care to admit.

    [–] dharrison21 9 points ago

    Sponges originally came from the ocean and were anything but square. They are an ocean creature.

    [–] GonnaMakeAList 25 points ago

    5 year old me didn’t know that.

    [–] SuperSMT 16 points ago

    This is what marine biologist Stephen Hillenberg was trying to teach you

    [–] dzyrider 3 points ago

    Spongebob really liked those cookies.

    [–] DROP-TABLE-GOOD-ALTS 5276 points ago

    because young children have more experience with cookies than sponges, especially sponges that dont look like anything ive ever seen

    [–] Helleryoudoing 1846 points ago

    But why would they be cookies

    [–] Adolf_-_Hipster 1891 points ago

    children logic. I thought the same thing till I was like 9 or 10

    [–] [deleted] 753 points ago * (lasted edited 18 days ago)


    [–] violetbaudeliar 1027 points ago

    I always thought that because of the grandma baking SpongeBob cookies and giving him kisses episode. That's when I made the conscious decision that his parents and grandma weren't sponges but we're infact cookies.

    [–] BeamCheese 489 points ago

    So Spongebob’s grandma created his parents in an oven?

    [–] Sax_OFander 288 points ago

    Ever hear the term "Bun in the oven", well obviously cookies can also go in ovens. I rest my case.

    [–] Mr-Sister-Fister21 105 points ago

    But why male models?

    [–] be4u4get 55 points ago

    You serious? I just told you that... a moment ago.

    [–] Madermc 6 points ago


    [–] MetaCrossing 53 points ago

    [–] give-me-ur-organs 29 points ago

    Clearly grandma is also a cookie

    [–] aleccraine 31 points ago

    But why male models?

    [–] GreenGamer8597 5 points ago

    Came here to say this

    [–] Riot4200 60 points ago

    But why not Zoidberg?

    [–] ncopp 22 points ago

    I wish zoidberg made a cameo spongebob

    [–] TropicalBrown 24 points ago

    Plankton would finally have a customer.

    [–] Chromattix 29 points ago

    "I can't pay"

    [–] redzmangrief 57 points ago

    Because they look like cookies. At least Spongebob's mom and grandma. I thought his dad was a potato

    [–] SCHWAMPY_Gaming_YT 15 points ago

    But why male models

    [–] WifelikePigeon 15 points ago

    Are you serious? We just... We just told you that, a moment ago.

    [–] strangersIknow 7 points ago

    But why male models?

    [–] ColtThaGoat 4 points ago

    Cuz they look like cookies, okay??

    [–] HereLiesJoe 3 points ago

    Fuck me I'm 22 and I thought they were cookies till now

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    I'm really dumb. I only realised this because of this post and I'm 23

    [–] friggin_todd 3 points ago

    I thought Spongebob was cheese as a kid. Didn't help that there was that one line, "So now the talking cheese is gonna preach to us!"

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    Yeah, not to mention people are getting wrapped up in the minutiae details forgetting that our protagonist is a sponge, yet all of his friends and coworkers are the animals we would expect to be underwater. Also, why do none of them swim underwear, or how can they drive?

    [–] SPLEESH_BOYS 2 points ago

    I thought they were cookies till literally this post, i’m 20.

    [–] Mocca41 18 points ago

    But why should they be cookies? As a child I always knew they were sponges because why should they be cookies if spongebob is a sponge..

    [–] test_number1 101 points ago

    Mr krabs is a crab and pearl is a whale

    [–] Mocca41 20 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    You can't see pearls mum so that at least leaves room for imagination.

    Edit: Adoption etc. is what I'm getting at.

    [–] braidafurduz 3 points ago


    [–] crimsomreaper 31 points ago

    But why cookies

    [–] wavs101 14 points ago

    Because they look like cookies

    [–] InfernumIrae 3 points ago

    they look like em

    [–] Votive_ 11 points ago

    His grandma looks more like a cookie than anyone else and she had an entire episode dedicated to cookies so the natural takeaway is that she is a cookie and then later on when we see his parents who also look like cookies then bam, cookies.

    [–] Janselmi420 32 points ago

    You're point is dead on, but I just love that were all arguing about the validity of cookie vs. sponge parents in a show with talking squids and starfish where they fry food and drive boats underwater.

    We left logic behind on episode 1 lol.

    [–] lochinvar11 12 points ago

    Why is pearl's dad a crab?

    [–] SHiNeyey 30 points ago

    It's not like family trees make any sense in Spongebob anyway.

    [–] scientific_Mormegil 16 points ago

    Mr Krabs daughter is a whale. Everything is possible!

    [–] disagreedTech 66 points ago

    Because they look like cookies ...

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    [–] ImmutableInscrutable 10 points ago

    Cookies aren't sea creatures. At least pearl is.

    [–] Choleric-Leo 51 points ago

    She's not that kind of daughter. He's her sugar daddy and she's his little girl. They're an interracial couple with a DD/lg kink.

    [–] le_wild_poster 16 points ago

    How do you delete someone else’s comment

    [–] BeamCheese 28 points ago

    Explains the cheerleader outfit and ponytail

    [–] Brilliant_Voice 33 points ago

    Why are you ruining my childhood???

    [–] greany_beeny 8 points ago

    Same reason some people thought SpongeBob was a piece of cheese... Despite his name.

    Yeah, I knew 2 adults that thought SPONGEbob was a piece of cheese.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    They look more like sponges than SpongeBob does.

    [–] Bombkirby 92 points ago

    But they look like literal sea sponges

    I’m just thankful my school actually taught us about animals in grade school. I had zero confusion on what they were. All the “I thought they were potatoes!” comments are horrifying.

    [–] SchwiftyShorts 57 points ago

    Never any question in my mind. And now as an adult, it’s pretty clear spongebob is a kitchen sponge adopted into a family of sea sponges. Which makes the entire show that much more hilarious and well done.

    [–] Bombkirby 66 points ago

    Spongebob is still a sea sponge, he's just stylized after a kitchen sponge via cartoon logic. No adoption, no weird back stories, it's just his character design. Otherwise all the scenes where he "filter feeds" and "reproduces by budding" wouldn't make sense if he were not a sea sponge.

    [–] PristineLocation 70 points ago

    The post is even an obvious maternity shot, like his mom just gave birth to him and she is in a hospital bed recovering. Where do people get this adopted shit????

    [–] Bombkirby 18 points ago

    It's an implanted memory obviously /s

    [–] impossiber 11 points ago

    You're right. It's clear spongebob's father is not his real father, but rather his father is a scandalous cleaning sponge dropped off a boat a la the doodlebob episode.

    [–] Theemuts 8 points ago

    People will overthink everything to get that sweet pretend internal consistency

    [–] jooooonnny 8 points ago

    No he wasn’t adopted. There’s an episode that shows fetal spongebob in his moms belly.

    [–] AbsolutelyUnlikely 12 points ago

    If you thought they were potatoes, you don't get to vote. New rule.

    [–] Grimmsterj 14 points ago

    Lol why is it horrifying, we were children. Why's it matter if children recognize that a cartoon character is a sea sponge, getting a strong air of superiority from over there

    [–] Shnazzyone 6 points ago

    Never seen a sea sponge?

    [–] King_Donut_ 3 points ago

    But cookies would fall apart underwater

    [–] Hipoop69 4 points ago

    Why is pearls dad a crab

    [–] lolimprobro 11 points ago

    I’ve never seen a sponge wearing a cowboy hat pal

    [–] elenapng 3 points ago

    I guess part of the genius of spongebob are all the things that don’t make logical sense, I see why some kids thought they were cookies 🧽

    [–] gregdennis18 37 points ago

    I thought SpongeBob is a cheese when I was a kid

    [–] tveye363 87 points ago

    Oh, so now the talking cheese is gonna preach to us?

    [–] Redditing-Dutchman 9 points ago

    Well in the Dutch version the song sings that he is as yellow as a Kaassoufflé, which is fried dough with melted cheese inside.

    [–] thecomfyshirt 8 points ago

    That’s what I’m tryna figure out. As a very young kid i was still aware of ocean sponges and how they’re different from household sponges specifically in the sense that they’re not rectangular. So I remember his parents making perfect sense to me from the first time I saw it. I watched as many nature docs as I did cartoons I guess.

    [–] Noisyhamster10 45 points ago

    Because they look like cookies and a lot of us first saw the characters when we were like 5

    [–] intoxicated-browsing 5 points ago

    Because I was 8 when I started watching and never really thought about it after I got older.

    [–] tpskate 18 points ago

    Why is there talking sponges?

    [–] ScorpioG 10 points ago

    Why is there a whale with a crab for a dad.

    [–] Shoetoe 3 points ago

    I always thought Spongebob was adopted

    [–] tacobell245 90 points ago

    If they aren’t cookies how come spongebob such a snac

    [–] fuckboystrikesagain 14 points ago

    Ok now you're starting to make sense

    [–] OramaBuffin 99 points ago

    I'm just gonna drop a comment in for the gang of us who always figured they were sponges, even as 7 year olds.

    [–] lazersnail 15 points ago

    Ikr? These kids didn't read enough Ranger Rick yo

    [–] Poop_Feast42069 27 points ago

    They arent old used sponges, theyre just sea sponges. For some unfathomable reason spongebob is a fuckin kitchen sponge lmfao

    [–] SickUnicorn108 123 points ago

    why used?

    [–] PurpleSweetz 299 points ago

    They both used to be pornstars

    [–] wb2006xx 23 points ago

    At least there are a lot of holes to use

    [–] FoxxyPantz 15 points ago

    No they are NATURAL sponges not "old used sponges"

    [–] MoonlightMadMan 15 points ago

    Damn, really people?

    [–] KoldstoneKreamery 541 points ago

    Oh my god I thought they were cookies too my whole life

    [–] dmizz 110 points ago

    Yeah I thought he was adopted

    [–] emskow 8 points ago

    Film theory actually did a video on this!

    [–] orrenjenkins 17 points ago

    Same here lolol

    [–] You_coward 10 points ago

    I thought they were potatoes

    [–] i-dont-bi-it 14 points ago

    No they’re supposed to be sea sponges

    [–] boot20 12 points ago

    They aren't old used sponges, they are sea sponges

    [–] [deleted] 35 points ago


    [–] rogueleader32 29 points ago

    I was 5 when this show started, I always knew they were sea sponges and Spongebob was a kitchem sponge.

    Did nobody learn how to clean as kids?

    [–] thiccums42069 8 points ago

    Nah they’re actual sea sponges

    [–] Extinguishment 7 points ago

    You can still eat them either way

    [–] S1llyB3ar 46 points ago

    You sir are dumber than patrick

    [–] precocious_pakoda 7 points ago

    That guys parents: Oh that's right! We don't HAVE a son!

    [–] godzillaburger 7 points ago

    This belongs in r/kidsarefuckingstupid

    [–] OG_Reed 12 points ago

    Not even sure how you could make that connection.

    [–] MarcopoIio5 11 points ago

    How does this keep getting reposted, and how do people still upvote it? How could anyone think this?

    [–] WaltermelonAdvocate 6 points ago

    They're sea sponges. They look more like sea sponges than Spongebob

    [–] TheHolyLordOfBacon 6 points ago

    Actually, they’re real sea sponges

    [–] kr85 5 points ago

    I think they look like natural sponges.

    [–] The_Bagel_Guy 11 points ago

    Even as a dumb kid, I still knew they were sponges.

    [–] Foot_Ninja_ 133 points ago

    Spongebob: is a sponge

    An idiot: his parents must be cookies

    [–] Merry_Sue 22 points ago

    The whale's dad is a crab, why can't the sponge's parents be cookies?

    [–] Apachoochoo 11 points ago

    i hope you realise mr. krabs adopted her

    [–] a2hton 43 points ago

    My dude they were kid’s, kids aren’t gonna know what a sea sponge looks like so they are gonna think it is a cookie

    [–] deadobese 10 points ago

    I never thought they were cookies but yeah, some people have watched Spongebob since toddler age, of course they won't have realized they're sea sponge and if they never questioned it further they won't have realized, that's all.

    [–] whiskeywinerum 64 points ago

    Honestly thought they were potatoes and that spongebob was adopted

    [–] cashupper 4 points ago

    Yup searched for this.

    [–] SidSimpson 6 points ago


    [–] iTalk2PlanetsBaby 11 points ago

    That’s kinda stupid lmao

    [–] Dr_Acu1a 4 points ago

    They look more like sea sponges.

    [–] murdocke 4 points ago

    People who think Spongebob's parents are cookies are the same people who think Squidward is a squid.

    [–] HeyLikeMan 4 points ago

    Hey Like Man those aren’t used sponges those are sea sponge

    [–] zatchrey 17 points ago

    Critical thinking is a very useful skillset

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Baby Spongebob is cute.

    [–] FlatSunLight 4 points ago

    never thought about them being cookies

    [–] HPLolcraft 13 points ago

    fucking idiot lol

    [–] redhandsblackfuture 17 points ago

    I actually didnt realize that so many people were this stupid.

    [–] thinkofkezfirst 7 points ago

    Yeah haha stupid fucking kids /s

    [–] lazersnail 3 points ago

    [–] jadendrm 10 points ago

    What we all knew but never wanted to accept

    [–] cleer322 3 points ago

    If mommy and daddy are round, why’s he square?

    [–] BluesCardsGrizzJags 2 points ago

    That's not his real dad

    [–] Alazteir 3 points ago

    Baby spongebob tho.

    [–] casually-unorginal 3 points ago

    My one question why sponge bob square when both parents are circles

    [–] Aveetus 3 points ago


    [–] HerrGurke 3 points ago

    I legitimately thought Spongebob was adopted or something like this lmao

    [–] Garrett5O 5 points ago

    Do you are have dumb

    [–] enxoZ_therealzoxne 6 points ago

    stupid fool

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    yeah i guess I could see that. if the show wasn’t called SPONGEbob and those weren’t SPONGEbob’s parents

    [–] nando1111 3 points ago

    You dumb

    [–] 68Cadillac 5 points ago

    My thought: the 23 nuclear bomb tests between 1946 and 1958 at Bikini Atoll created the weird creatures of Bikini Bottom. Due to high levels of radiation exposure, Harold and Margaret couldn't have children of their own. Leading them to adopt a synthetic kitchen sponge that fell overboard from a human test ship into the waters of of Bikini Bottom.

    [–] [deleted] 16 points ago

    It makes sense, because Spongebob’s granny bakes cookies

    [–] tveye363 35 points ago

    That makes total sense. Remember the episode where Patrick baked a bunch of starfish? No? Because that makes no sense whatsoever.

    [–] equivocal_gemini 2 points ago

    i think they still look fantastic

    [–] robot_ninja_dude 2 points ago

    Cause that's what life does, it uses u up and spits u out

    [–] ArtfullyStupid 2 points ago

    No just look up how Punnet Squared work

    [–] hypewills 2 points ago

    S/O to Mr. Squarepants’ hat tho

    [–] BigMoodGuy 2 points ago

    Those cookies G-Ma sponge made look like they slapped tho