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    "I'm Ugly And I'm Proud": 17 Times "SpongeBob SquarePants" Proved That It's An Unqualified Masterpiece

    "The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma."

    SpongeBob SquarePants is clearly a work of staggering genius.

    Screen shots from "SpongeBob SquarePants"

    So there were plenty of responses when Redditor u/duv_life asked the folks of AskReddit, "What is your favorite quote from SpongeBob?" Reading through them took me on a trip down memory lane, so I'd like to invite you all to join me on a journey across 17 of Bikini Bottom's greatest moments.

    Screen shots from "SpongeBob SquarePants"

    1. When Plankton tried to teach SpongeBob how to assert himself, but forgot that he had taken on the most generous sponge in town as his student.

    2. When Squidward flew too close to the sun with his inner monologue.

    Squidward saying, "Oh no, he's hot!"

    3. When Patrick let SpongeBob know he was dealing with a true intellectual powerhouse.

    Patrick saying, "The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma."

    4. When Patrick put those inner machinations to the test and tried to warn SpongeBob about a maniac on the loose (who was, in fact, SpongeBob).

    Patrick saying, "He's just standing there... menacingly!"

    5. When SpongeBob taught Patrick a very valuable lesson: A jar is not a pickle, nor is a pickle a jar.

    Patrick saying, "Yes."

    6. When Plankton said what we should all say upon leaving stressful situations.

    Plankton saying, "Goodbye everyone, I'll remember you all in therapy."

    7. When SpongeBob made like the pioneers and rode this gorgeous rock straight to his destiny.

    SpongeBob excited about a rock

    8. When Patrick reminded SpongeBob that they were sophisticated, technologically advanced, intermittently violent sea creatures.

    Patrick saying, "We have technology."

    9. When SpongeBob and Gary demonstrated their commitment to Opposite Day.

    Gary barks

    10. When SpongeBob asked this, and in the process, defined a generation.

    SpongeBob saying, "Can I be excused for the rest of my life?"

    11. When SpongeBob ventured to new and unexplored forms of darkness.

    SpongeBob saying, "This is...advanced darkness."

    12. When Squidward made an honest pie-versus-bomb mistake (similar in nature to the pickle-versus-jar error from above).

    Patrick saying, "Those homemade pies sure look good!"

    13. When Plankton burned this poor woman to the ground.

    Plankton saying, "Someone should put you in a box floating down the river, Grandma!"

    14. When SpongeBob declared his independence from mainstream beauty standards.

    SpongeBob saying, "I'm ugly and I'm proud!"

    15. When Mr. Krabs gave Squidward a talking-to worthy of a crime drama.

    Mr. Krabs saying, "How're you going to live with yourself?"

    16. When Patrick asked the question on everybody's minds (and the one that probably haunted elementary school music teachers for the majority of the 2000s).

    Patrick asking, "Is mayonnaise an instrument?"

    17. And finally: When Metaphorical SpongeBob's metaphorical livelihood was threatened by his metaphorical boss.

    SpongeBob saying, "No, please, I have three kids!"

    Which favorite moments of yours did we miss? Tell us about 'em in the comments!