17 Lessons Spongebob Squarepants Taught Us About Life
Mayonnaise is Not an Instrument
One of the most quoted lines in the history of Spongebob comes from Patrick in the episode “Band Geeks.” As Squidward attempts to get his crew into shape for a musical performance, Patrick raises his hand and asks, “is mayonnaise an instrument?” Squidward patiently explains that it is not.
The randomness and absurdity of that moment is an excellent summation of everything that the show does well. The jokes the show employs most frequently leave you with a feeling of total surprise. The humor comes, at least partially, from a feeling of confusion. Everyone knows that mayonnaise is not an instrument. Well, everyone except Patrick, that is.