What's The 'Squidward Looking Out the Window' Meme? The Viral Squidward Reaction Image And It's Origin Explained

What's The 'Squidward Looking Out the Window' Meme? The Viral Squidward Reaction Image And It's Origin Explained

If you watched SpongeBob SquarePants as a kid chances are you definitely hated Squidward. Nowadays, however, people are finding themselves relating more to Squidward than SpongeBob as they get older. The perfect example to confirm this point is the viral success of the Squidward Looking Out the Window.

i dont think ive ever felt more of a personal connection to a cartoon character than i do to squidward

The relatability of Squidward's staring down in the dark while his neighbors are having fun has inspired Photoshop edits and jokes on social media for more than a decade. Here's the full story.

Where Does Squidward Looking Out the Window Come From?

Squidward Looking Out the Window appeared for a brief moment on the Spongebob Squarepants episode "That Sinking Feeling," which aired July 8th, 2010 (shown below). In the episode, Squidward is going insane after Spongebob and Patrick are playing loudly in his front yard.

How Is Squidward Looking Out the Window Memed?

Squidward has always been recognized as the number 1 hater and complainer, just look at other memes like the "Get Out Of My House" or the Do Y'all Hear Sumn?. So, it was no surprise a still image featuring the character angrily looking down at SpongeBob and Patrick wouldn't be picked up by the internet.

The Squidward Looking Out the Window meme is mainly used as a reaction image and object labeling content where one sees others having fun but can't join in themselves. For example, on February 25th, 2017, Twitter user @Jcbartlett25 labeled the three characters Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo to make a point about Xbox's poorly reviewed games. On October 27th, 2017, Tumblr user qwp published a post about being jealous of others playing Super Mario Odyssey. (shown below, right)

Josh Bartlett @ AnimeNYC @Jcbartlett25 Follow Xbox looking at the Horizon and Zelda reviews like Nintendo me the nintendo switchless motherfucke everyone playing mario od se

For the full history of the '100 faces' meme, be sure to check out GotFunnyPictures's entry for even more information.

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