The Brief: "ight imma head out" SpongeBob SquarePants memes are a popular reaction meme format.

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These memes pair a picture of SpongeBob SquarePants getting up from his living room chair while holding a TV remote with the phrase “ight imma head out.” The image is from the SpongeBob episode “The Smoking Peanut” and the phrase is a shortened version of “alright I’m going to head out.” This meme format is a popular way to represent someone or something preparing to make a semi-gracious exit. It is popular across social media on Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and beyond.

https://twitter.com/tchalla12/status/1168438732736741376

https://twitter.com/tha_wavee/status/1167083183617130496

There’s something quite relatable to many millennials, Gen Z-ers, and people of all ages about the way SpongeBob appears to be lazily getting up from his chair and turning off his TV.

https://twitter.com/KatyScar/status/1167463978546675712

https://twitter.com/cindyh48/status/1167091389324283907

These “ight imma head out” SpongeBob memes are a versatile format that has been used to depict a wide variety of situations.

Ight imma head out
byu/danielyung inmemes

Hallalujia
byu/ninjasaf indankmemes

It is the time mom
byu/Dako_01 indankmemes

ight imma head out
by inmemes

From the r/teenagers subreddit:

we’re almost gone bois
byu/somekindofgoth inteenagers

Some iterations of this meme edit the original text to make a more meta-joke deriving from the original format.

i cant feel my spoons
byu/sad_aesthetic indankmemes

Other takes on this meme run with the stoner-vibe that SpongeBob gives off in this image…

https://www.instagram.com/p/B18Fb9ogPaW/

Time will tell if this meme format is here to stay or if it too will soon get out of its chair and declare “ight imma head out.”