The Brief: This popular Reddit meme shows Larry The Lobster from SpongeBob SquarePants lifting weights while saying "observe."

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Larry The Lobster “Observe” memes are a versatile image macro format used to show someone completing a feat in the face of doubt. It comes from the 1999 episode of SpongeBob SquarePants “Ripped Pants” wherein Larry The Lobster, a lifeguard and fitness buff, shows off how strong he is, saying “observe” before he lifts a heavy weight.

Variations of this meme show people proving others wrong with their strength, daring, boldness, or stupidity. These memes are particularly popular on Reddit where some creators use Photoshop to create further variations and expand the parameters of the original meme format.

Larry The Lobster Weight Lifting “Observe” Memes

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by inme_irl

SBEVE:

14yo girls: *cries*
byu/XenonJay54 inmemes

A Spaghetti Meme:

Rise up my Italian Friends !
byu/J4gdKommando indankmemes

Anti-Anti Vax Meme: 

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by indankmemes

An Elon Musk Weeb meme:

Our hero
byu/AbSilverDominic indankmemes

Pretty trash i know
byu/goncaloncm indankmemes

observe
by inBikiniBottomTwitter

What do you mean you can see me?
byu/Dxiled indankmemes

They called me a madman
byu/irishtown101 inmemes

Larry no
byu/damiencolb5 inmemes

American lobsters can live up to 100 years.
byu/Silver0kami indankmemes

Really hope this doesn’t backfire😂
byu/anjela-keyser inBikiniBottomTwitter

As this lobster meme spreads across the web, several memes about lobsters on board The Titanic celebrating while it sank (because it would mean they’d be returned to the ocean) have been circulating as well. Here’s a combination Larry The Lobster & Titanic lobster meme:

[Laughs in salt water]
byu/iagooliveira inBikiniBottomTwitter