Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen

Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen

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Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen is a deceased fictional character referenced in the animated television series Spongebob Squarepants, who is the purported owner of a soda-drinking cap with "#1" printed on the front.


On February 22nd, 2002, Werbenjagermanjensen was introduced to the Spongebob Squarepants series in Season 3 Episode 5 titled "One Krabs Trash," in which the character Mr. Krab mistakenly sells Spongebob Squarepants a valuable soda-drinking cap. To recover the hat, Krab invents a story about a deceased man named Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen, who has cursed the cap from beyond the grave. Squarepants subsequently finds a grave for a man named Werbenjagermanjensen and returns the hat to the corpse.


On February 21st, 2010, a Yahoo Answers[4] question asking "Who is Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen?" was submitted. On April 7th, 2011, YouTuber DorbyBorby uploaded a clip from the episode in which Squarepants yells "He was number one!" after being confronted by Mr. Krab about Werbenjagermanjensen's hat (shown below).

Spongebob Squarepants: "It was his hat Mr. Krab. He was number one!"

On May 20th, 2013, a Facebook[5] page titled "Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen – He was #1" was created, gathering more than 800,000 likes in two years. On December 29th, YouTuber Markiplier uploaded gameplay footage from the 2013 multiplayer survival game Nether, in which he encounters a player he refers to as "Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen" (shown below, left). On February 22nd, 2015, YouTuber ColorTVProductions uploaded a speed drawing of the Werbenjagermanjensen character (shown below, right).

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On Tumblr, images and references to the fictional character can be found under the tags "he was number one"[1] and "smitty werbenjagermanjensen".[2]

IT WAS HIS HAT MR KRABS HEWAS #001 wailordandsavior Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen. He was number one. 64 notes *け I want my hat back. Smitty werben Yager Mamjensen Google Who was number 12 mages More ▼ Search tools Velvets PRESSAll Sta reunion New Musical Express BBC Here lies Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen. He was #1!

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