Larry the Lobster "Observe"

Larry the Lobster "Observe"

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Updated Aug 18, 2020 at 09:25AM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added May 10, 2019 at 12:49PM EDT by Matt.

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Larry the Lobster "Observe" is a memorable quote uttered by the character Larry the Lobster on the American animated television SpongeBob SquarePants. Online, people use a screenshot of the character saying the line as the punchline to various jokes about proudly exemplifying undesirable attributes (similar to Hold My Beer).


On July 17th, 1999, the episode of SpongeBob SquarePants "Ripped Pants" aired in the United States.[1] In the episode, Larry the Lobster (voiced by Doug Lawrence) shows off the amount of weight he can lift and confidently says "observe" before doing so (clip below).

On May 9th, 2019, Redditor [2] awkwardrook posted the earliest known variation of the line as a meme. They uploaded a screenshot from the episode as the response from "white kids on XBox live" to the comment "Hey, you're not black, you're not allowed to say the n-word." The post received more than 19,000 points (97% upvoted) and 115 comments (shown below).

"Hey, you're not black, you can't say the n-word" White kids on Xbox live: observe.


That day, Redditor[3] rjschwerin posted the meme in the /r/BikiniBottomTwitter, where it received 5,000 points (97% upvoted) and 40 comments.

The following day, Redditor[4] Skullcrusher96 posted a variation in the /r/dankmemes subreddit. In this case, the image is used as the response from BuzzFeed and PETA to the statement "You can't get literally every human alive to hate you." The post received more than 10,000 points (97% upvoted) and 40 comments in 24 hours (shown below, left).

Over the next 24 hours, the meme continued to spread throughout /r/dankmemes and /r/BikiniBottomTwitter (examples below).

"Hey, you can't get literally every human alive to hate you." BuzzFeed and PETA: "Welcome to NASA! Our internet is 90/Gb per second. There is no website out there that will have trouble loading!" reddit: Teacher: you can't do this essay in 1 night Me: observe

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Me:You can't love me. I am a total failure who doesn't deserve any affection My Dog: øbsenve Me: What is depression? 14 Yr old girls: When you see a bee 0
me: locker room memes are not going to get in hot reddit: 2nd grade kids Friends you don't know what 1x3 is Me: observe "u cant just kill a meme in less than a day" reddit: observe


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