Who lives in a pineapple and spawns many memes? SpongeBob SquarePants! While the yellow sponge himself is the focus of many memes, the character Mr. Krabs also has lots of memes of his own.
You can spot the Mr. Krabs money meme, the “are you feeling it now, Mr. Krabs?” meme, or the confused Mr. Krabs meme plastered all over the internet.
We’re going to explore the most popular Mr. Krabs memes and explain how they came into existence.
Who is Mr. Krabs?
Mr. Krabs (or to give him his full name, Eugene H. Krabs) is a character in the popular animated television show SpongeBob SquarePants.
He is one of the main characters in the show. He has also appeared in it since the very first episode in 1999 and is voiced by Clancy Brown.
Mr. Krabs owns Krusty Krab, a fast food joint in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom, where the titular SpongeBob is a cook. The restaurant is known for its delightful Krabby Patty burger.
Mr. Krabs is obsessed with money. If there’s a way that Mr. Krabs can make more money then he’ll take it, even if it’s to the disadvantage of everyone else.
The SpongeBob SquarePants show is known for being silly and off-the-wall, which makes it rife for memes. Mr. Krabs is the star of some of these memes. Some of them focus on his love for money, others just capture him in a funny pose. Let’s explore all the best Mr. Krabs memes.
What is the Confused/Shook Mr. Krabs Meme?
When you just wake up from a nap and your parents already yelling at you pic.twitter.com/ksf0Sbop8P
— ahmed (@hijabihunty) February 1, 2016
Perhaps the most famous meme featuring the crabby entrepreneur is the Confused Mr. Krab meme. It seems to have originated from @hijabihunty on Twitter.
The basis of the meme is an image of Mr. Krab surrounded by lots of angry people (well, fish). The captions usually feature a joke about the poster being confused, confronted, or disorientated by a situation.
The still comes from an episode called “Patty Hype”, where SpongeBob sells colorful designer burgers called Pretty Patties. Mr. Krabs tricks SpongeBob into selling the rights for Pretty Patties. However, once eaten, it turns out the burger changes the color of your tongue. The image shows the moment when Mr. Krabs is confronted by these customers.
If you like this meme, you should check out our round-up of other funny confused memes
What is the Mr. Krabs “I Like Money” Meme?
As we know, Mr. Krabs loves money. He makes that abundantly clear in this exchange from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, where he’s celebrating the opening of another Krusty Krab:
Perch Perkins: First of all, congratulations Mr. Krabs.
Mr. Krabs: Hello, I like money.
Perch Perkins: What inspired you to build the a second Krusty Krab right next to the original?
Mr. Krabs: Money!
Meme fans have turned this into an image meme to poke fun at businesses making decisions motivated only by profit. Sometimes, Mr. Krab’s face sports a company’s logo.
One example is the caption asking “Disney, what inspired you to make Frozen 2?”, with the image showing Mr. Krabs leaning into the microphone to say “money”.
What is the Mr. Krabs Wack/Glasses Meme?
This meme is inspired by another meme—a memeception, if you will. Hannibal Buress is a comedian who featured on The Eric Andre Show. A reaction image of him captioned with “wack” is used as a response to undesirable situations.
The Mr. Krabs version seems to have originated from Tumblr. Someone edited a picture of Mr. Krabs, to which another person responded asking if it was Hannibal Buress.
The internet ran with this, taking the picture of Mr. Krabs and overlaying the “wack” caption. The context of the meme is the same as the original but is automatically better since it’s Mr. Krabs (albeit in a weirdly modified form).
What is the “Are You Feeling It Now, Mr. Krabs?” Meme?
“Are you feeling it now, Mr. Krabs?” is a meme that was born from the “Mid-Life Crustacean” episode of the show. In it, Mr. Krabs has a mid-life crisis and SpongeBob tries to help him find the joy in life once more.
Each time they try another activity, like chilling in a paddling pool, SpongeBob asks Mr. Krabs if he’s “feeling it now”. And so, a meme was created!
For this meme, the makers have mixed audio and/or video of the scene with other clips. Sometimes it’s used for sexual connotations, other times for more humorous purposes—like transitioning the clip into “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins or “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado.
What is the “Oh Yeah, Mr. Krabs” Meme?
Warning: The audio in the video above is very loud. You should turn down your volume before playing.
Just when you thought memes couldn’t get weirder, along comes the “Oh yeah, Mr. Krabs” meme. This quote originated from a 2007 YouTube video, where a boy is playing with some SpongeBob toys, says the line, and then screams incoherently.
The original video didn’t get much traction, Though, a reupload another channel in 2009 has amassed over nine million views.
There’s not much logic to this meme. People simply take the audio from the video and mix it into other things, like other memes of Mr. Krab or just something random.
What is the “Could You Play That Song Again” Meme?
In the episode “Krab Borg”, Mr. Krabs calls a radio station to request a song. He sings the tune, but the DJ corrects him. The episode revolves around SpongeBob thinking Mr. Krabs is a robot, but that’s irrelevant to the meme.
People have taken this clip and edited it so that Mr. Krabs is singing other songs (well-known or invented) or simply making weird noises. Above is a compilation video with some remixes.
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As long as SpongeBob SquarePants exists, there will be memes of it. Who knows what the future holds for the fruitful industry of Mr. Krabs memes?
If you’re a big meme fan, check out our guide to the best memes ever
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