Since 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has been entertaining kids and parents alike. And it's just as entertaining for adults without kids who just happen to enjoy very silly comedy. It's been around for 18 years, but already feels like a cartoon classic.
Even if you haven't seen the show in years, just thinking about SpongeBob and his starfish pal Patrick probably brings back fond memories. Nothing could ruin the good times you had watching this show, right? Well, think again.
On June 14, Max Goof on Twitter posted a couple of the photos, drawing a lot of attention. It received over 60,000 likes and over 34,000 retweets. But the most interesting reactions were in the over 2100 comments.
In short, Twitter was not having this real-life depiction of SpongeBob and Patrick. The idea of these two guys looking like this and existing in the real world was just too much. And they weren't afraid to let their opinion be heard.
Once you see these real life images of SpongeBob and Patrick, they're burned into your brain forever. To prevent future unwanted images, it's probably best to delete Twitter altogether. Just to be safe.
Perhaps three times the number of SpongeBobs is enough to convince Max Goof to remove the tweet. Which is weird, because you'd think SpongeBob being able to clone himself and change size would also be disturbing. But it still can't top the site of the real-life SpongeBob.
Musician Jersey Demic posted this poll of people's reactions to the photos. Looks like it was a really close race, but "My Childhood just ruined" came out on top. And there were probably a few write-in votes for "My eyes! My eyes!"
Perhaps the best way to erase those pictures from your mind is with these photos posted by Rosa Escandon. if SpongeBob and Patrick really were real, they'd probably look more like this than those other photos. Consider these photos the palette cleanser you need to move on with your life.