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Patrick Coughing / What Kind of Place Is This?!

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Patrick Coughing, also known as What Kind of Place Is This, is a catchphrase from an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants in which the character Patrick Star visits Sandy's tree-dome and begins to wheeze after living without water. The scene has been used in numerous remixes and the image of Patrick coughing has been used in multiple image templates as an exploitable format.


On May 1st, 1999, season one episode 1c of SpongeBob SquarePants, titled "Tea at the Treedome," premiered in the U.S. In the episode, Patrick enters Sandy's tree-dome after SpongeBob panics due to the lack of water. Patrick starts coughing and wheezing for the same reason, causing him to yell, "What kind of place is this?!" On May 7th, 2013, YouTuber[1] ImmaSpongeBob uploaded the most viewed clip of it. The video received more than 3.7 million views in 8 years (shown below).


The scene began seeing use in memes starting in the late 2010s. For example, on December 18th, 2017, Soundcloud[2] user oddwin uploaded a remix based on the scene titled "Coughing my lungs out [Oddwin + jvst x.]" The song has been played more than 945,000 times in four years (shown below).

On January 11th, 2018, YouTuber[3] Glowing Imposter uploaded a video based on oddwin's remix titled "Coughing My Lungs Out [Oddwin + jvst x] (Video)." The video received more than 800,000 views in three years (shown below, left). On May 25th, 2018, YouTuber[4] Totej uploaded video titled "Spongebob Squarepants Coughing Remix 10 Hours." The video received more than 500,000 views in roughly four years (shown below, right).

On January 29th, 2017, YouTuber[5] ayy uploaded an Ear Rape version of the scene. It received more than 666,000 views in four years (shown below).

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On August 3rd, 2018, YouTuber[6] Million Madness uploaded a video titled "WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS THIS – Spongebob Squarepants – Played Over 1,048,576 Times." The video received more than 630,000 views in four years (shown below, left). On February 7th, 2021, YouTuber[7] dot aif uploaded a video titled "Oblivion and Skyrim players trying Morrowind for the first time." In the video, it also added a The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim reference. The video received more than 2.1 million views in one year (shown below, right).

On June 16th, 2019, Redditor[9] derpyder2 uploaded an image using the shot of Patrick Coughing to the /r/DankMemesFromSite19 subreddit. The post received more than 600 points in six months (shown below, left). On July 12th, 2019, Redditor[10] ToxicRodeo uploaded an I Told Her It Was Mozart meme to the /r/BikiniBottomTwitter subreddit. The post received more than 5,400 upvotes in two years (shown below, right).

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On March 23rd, 2022, Facebook[8] user Floyd Dacera uploaded an edit featuring Patrick in the Philippines to the "Filipino Fashion Group" group. The post received more than 1,500 reactions and 2,400 shares (shown below).

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