Because I'm All Out Of Money
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Because I'm All Out Of Money refers to a series of edits based on a viral scene from SpongeBob SquarePants in which Squidward yells at Mr. Krabs that he's out of money. The scene became an increasing subject of meme edits on YouTube starting around 2017, becoming increasingly popularized in May 2023.
On May 20th, 2005, episode 64a of SpongeBob SquarePants aired, titled "Skill Crane." In the episode, Squidward tries and repeatedly fails to win a prize from a claw machine. At one point, Mr. Krabs asks Squidward if he needs change and Squidward says no. Mr. Krabs asks why and, frustrated, Squidward yells, "Because I'm all out of money!" (shown below).
On September 8th, 2017, YouTuber Majestic Blasian posted an edit of the scene duplicating it a million times, garnering over 555,000 views in six years (shown below). This is the earliest known memetic edit of the scene.
On December 3rd, 2017, YouTuber Gary the Snail posted an ear rape version of the video, garnering over 42,000 views in six years. On February 18th, 2018, YouTuber Baby Lamb Creations posted a similar edit, garnering over 100,000 views in roughly the same span of time. On May 4th, 2023, Twitter user @plasticityyyy then posted a version of the meme that gained over 8,100 likes in two weeks (shown below).
— plastic (ity) (@plasticityyyy) May 4, 2023
On May 9th, 2023, YouTuber Pimentazeo posted a similar edit of the video that gained over 320,000 views in two weeks (shown below, left). On May 18th, YouTuber Hydraulic Beanbag posted a claymation-style reanimation of the video that gained over 35,000 views in four days (shown below, right).
 Fandom – Skill Crane
 YouTube – Majestic Blasian
 YouTube – Gary the Snail
 YouTube – Baby Lamb Productions
 Twitter – plasticityyyy
 YouTube – Pimentazeo
 YouTube – Hydraulic Beanbag
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