The Brief: "ight imma head out" SpongeBob SquarePants memes are a popular reaction meme format.
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.
money 20 min after entering my bank account on payday pic.twitter.com/hKsogtiQcb
— LeBron James (@tchalla12) September 2, 2019
When I open social media and all I see is “Ight imma head out”
— Tha_wavee (@tha_wavee) August 29, 2019
The spongebob ‘aight imma head out’ meme is funniest meme format I’ve seen in so long I cry at almost everyone pic.twitter.com/pUeDdj6F3p
— Actual Queen (@KatyScar) August 30, 2019
These Spongebob “ight imma head out” memes are the best. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/IO2hGFgYyd
— Cindy🕊 (@cindyh48) August 29, 2019
These “ight imma head out” SpongeBob memes are a versatile format that has been used to depict a wide variety of situations.
From the r/teenagers subreddit:
Some iterations of this meme edit the original text to make a more meta-joke deriving from the original format.
Other takes on this meme run with the stoner-vibe that SpongeBob gives off in this image…
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.”