Firmly Grasp It

Firmly Grasp It

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Firmly Grasp It is a line said by Patrick Star in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants in which he instructs Squidward Tentacles to firmly grasp a jellyfish net. The scene has been used in numerous redraw memes and parody videos..

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On July 31st, 1999, season 1 episode 3a of SpongeBob SquarePants titled "Jellyfishing" premiered in the U.S. In the episode, SpongeBob and Patrick bring an injured Squidward jellyfishing. Patrick asks him to firmly grasp a jellyfish net, but Squidward can't since his hands are bandaged. Patrick gets upset and stabs the jellyfish net through Squidward's bandages and possibly his hand. On July 13th, 2013, YouTube[1] user Emma Andros uploaded the scene. It received more than 1.3 million views in nine years (shown below).



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Over the course of the 2010s, many edits of the scene have been uploaded to YouTube. For example, on December 25th, 2016, YouTube[2] user CheeseGlace uploaded an Ear Rape version of the scene. It received more than 587,000 views in six years (shown below, left). On April 3rd, 2018, YouTube[3] user Zero Sponge uploaded the Japanese dubbed version of the scene. It received more than 384,000 views in four years (shown below, right).



On December 16th, 2015, YouTube[4] user BigfootBeto uploaded an SFM video of Team Fortress 2 characters reenacting the scene. The video received more than 100,000 views in seven years (shown below, left). On December 20th, 2015, YouTube[5] user thespecialkeys uploaded an animation project using the scene as reference. The video received 52,000 views in seven years (shown below, right).



On February 18th, 2020, Twitter[6] user @niwakawaiii uploaded an image of The Idolmaster character holding a brush, compare it to the SpongeBob scene. The tweet received more than 13.4 likes and 5,000 retweets in two years (shown below, left). On August 16th, 2021, Reddit[7] user AnnieApple_ uploaded an image of an Animal Crossing character grasping a net similar to how Squidward grasped the jellyfish net to the /r/AnimalCrossing subreddit. The post received more than 1,600 upvotes (shown below, center). On February 28th, 2022, Reddit[8] user SpaceNoodle12 uploaded an image of a Genshin Impact character grasping a fork to /r/Genshin_Memepact subreddit. The post received more than 5,700 upvotes (shown below, right).


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