The Brief: This reaction meme shows SpongeBob SquarePants looking unfazed while faced with a giant green monster.
The image for these reaction memes comes from a 2006 episode of SpongeBob SquarePants in which SpongeBob remains completely calm in the face of the shape-shifting Flying Dutchman. SpongeBob monster memes convey instances where someone is undisturbed by someone or something that is trying to frighten or intimidate them.
The original rendition of this image macro meme format consists of screenshots directly from the SpongeBob clip. Photoshopped and remixed versions of SpongeBob vs. Monster memes add additional images of SpongeBob to the scene, often one in which he appears to be screaming to compare and contrast a calm reaction with a terrified one. This format is particularly popular on Reddit.
On school dress codes that cite certain clothing being “distracting to boys” as the reason girls should cover-up:
Some literal variations of calm vs. scared SpongeBob memes: