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Filthy SpongeBob SquarePants Jokes You Didn't Get as a Kid

Taking a look at this list of dirty jokes on Spongebob SquarePants, it’s clear that the writers and animators aren’t afraid to include some funny lines and moments for the grown folks who might be watching with their kids or even on their own. It’s no secret that there are adult jokes on cartoons generally considered to be children’s entertainment, especially absurd and subversive NIckelodeon shows. Still, SpongeBob SquarePants jokes routinely set a new standard for wink-wink nudge-nudge adult humor.

Here they are in all their inappropriate glory: the adult jokes on Spongebob Squarepants that went right over your innocent head as a kid. Vote up the very funniest inappropriate SpongeBob jokes and downvote the ones that play to adults to diminished returns. And if you're a real fan, be sure to cast your vote in our list of the funniest SpongeBob episodes.


  • 1

    A Totally Visible Fish Phallus

    Video: YouTube

    This isn't even a subtle joke, it's just straight-up visual inappropriateness. A fish's private parts are pretty clearly visual, which maybe the animators assumed nobody would be looking for, but nothing gets past the Internet.

    Did you miss this as a kid?
  • 2

    The French Tickler Joke

    Photo: Nickelodeon

    Spongebob once had fish character named "The Tickler" who happened to be French. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a French tickler is a highly inappropriate item.

     According to a helpful Urban Dictionary definition, a French tickler is, "A sexual device in the form of a type of condom containing a massaging accessory at the tip. Used for sexual pleasure. Used by those who play guitar and suck toes, and do both incredibly."
    Did you miss this as a kid?
  • 3

    Squidward's Unsubtle Ejaculatory Joke

    Video: YouTube
    Squidward says that he hopes Mr. Krabs's "whole wiener thing” will “blow right up in his face." It doesn’t take a particularly dirty mind to interpret this inappropriately, just one that’s been exposed to the adult world.
    Did you miss this as a kid?
  • 4

    The Joke About “Insertion”

    Video: YouTube
    Spongebob is instructed to be "assertive," to which he responds by sticking his finger in and out of a pocket. The sponge misunderstands to therm, understanding "assert" only as "insert," leading to a perfectly juvenile visual intercourse gag that only really registers for viewers over, say, 11 years old.
    Did you miss this as a kid?