Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, died yesterday at the age of 57, after a battle with ALS. Fans have been honoring and mourning him on social media all morning, which feels appropriate in more ways than one. After all, SpongeBob, Patrick and the residents of Bikini Bottom have become some of the most memed characters in the history of the internet.
The more surrealist elements of the show, along with Hillenburg's hyper-expressive characters, perfectly lend themselves to internet reactions for literally all occasions. Even with the most cursory of Google searches, you can find SpongeBob memes that run the gamut from emotional to political to bizarrely sexual.
This image alone—somehow the greatest visual encapsulation of sarcasm ever—is so popular, someone built it an easy-to-use meme generator all of its own. Truly, it is the gift that keeps on giving: