About

Welcome come the braided Spitoon. How difficult Are Ya? refers to a collection of memes based on a step from SpongeBob SquarePants in which a fish wishing to get in a pub proves his toughness to a bouncer through a an individual anecdote. The layout is generally used to existing various deeds together impressive and also tough feats, whether real or sarcastic in nature.

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Origin

On march 15th, 2002, season three episode 48a, title "No Weenies Allowed," of the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants premiered.<1> In one step of the episode, the character sailor Fish demands that bouncer Reg lets him within the braided Spitoon, "the toughest seafarer club in Bikini Bottom." Upon gift asked come prove his toughness, sailor Fish speak Reg the he ate a key of nails without any kind of milk (scene shown below).

- Welcome to the braided Spittoon. How challenging are ya?- How difficult am I? How challenging am I?! I had a key of nails for breakfast this morning! - Yeah, so?- Without any milk.- Uh, right this way, i m really sorry to keep you waiting.

On June 25th, 2010, an anonymous 4chan user began a object on /b/ plank in which various other users noted humorous answers to why they need to be let inside The braided Spitoon. ~ above the same day, recognize Your Meme<2> user Caucheka archived a screenshot the the subject on the site (shown below). This is the earliest documented evidence of the scene being provided as a image format.


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Additional proof indicates the at least one previously /b/ object making usage of the style was created, yet this could not be confirmed.<3><4>


Spread

The style saw occasional use on 4chan in 2010 and also 2011. For example, on June 22nd, 2011, an cotton 4chan user began a thread posing the concern "Welcome come the salty Spitoon. How difficult are you?" with other users providing humorous responses (shown below).

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The style saw its first surge in popularity in summer 2012, v the format gaining spread external of imageboards. For example, ~ above June 27th, 2012, Cheezburger<5> user Garrett858 reposted a version of the picture that obtained over 790 likes in nine years (shown below, left). Top top July 29th, 2012, Cheezburger<6> user Clucknadus post a image that got over 1,200 likes in the same duration (shown below, right).

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In the following years, the style maintained moderate popular online, being provided as a unit volume template, a four-panel exploitable and also as resource material for assorted edits. The scene has additionally been used as a standalone catchphrase. For example, on in march 9th, 2015, Tumblr user thatmetticguy referenced the step in a comment under an image of pins extended with milk (shown below). The write-up received over 224,000 likes and also reblogs in six years.