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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 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 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).
On Tumblr, images and references to the fictional character can be found under the tags "he was number one" and "smitty werbenjagermanjensen".
 Tumblr – Tagged he was number one
 Spongebob Squarepants Wiki – One Krabs Trash
 Tumblr – Tagged smitty werbenjagermanjensen
 Yahoo Answers – Who is Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen?
 Facebook – Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen – He was #1
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