As if Maroon 5 haven’t destroyed our Spongebob-related dreams enough already, an artist re-imagined the cartoon character as a human being, and it’s horrendous.
We’re all familiar with Spongebob Squarepants; the bright, happy, yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, surrounded by his nearest and dearest sea-dwelling friends.
Similar to many animated characters, Spongebob and the gang are quite oddly shaped, but that’s of course down to their characters.
Our yellow protagonist is square because he’s a sponge; meaning he has to wear square clothes.
Patrick Star is a starfish, so his head is unusually pointy. It makes sense in context, but if a human were to have these traits, you can imagine it would look pretty scary.
But we don’t have to imagine, because Miguel Vasquez has done the work for us.
Miguel, who lives in Ontario, Canada, is a 3D artist who’s made a hobby out of bringing our favourite animated characters to life.
Unfortunately, rather than fulfilling childhood dreams of ‘I wish Spongebob could be my friend in real life!’, the creations are actually quite disturbing.
Say goodbye to your memories of Spongebob and Patrick as you know them, because you’ll never be able to look at the two pals the same way after this:
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As you can see, the features which make Spongebob just don’t work when transferred to a human.
His eyes are bulging, the holes in his head are creepy, and his square physique is the stuff of nightmares.
Human Patrick isn’t as bad; aside from his strange head shape it just kind of looks like he’s been bulking up, but he’s definitely not a happy children’s TV character.
To help bring human Spongebob and Patrick into the real world, Miguel also shared some pictures of them hanging out closer to their natural habitat:
Spongebob and Patrick strolling down the beach enjoying the nice sunset 😎 pic.twitter.com/Y5vw3y7e3T
— Miguel Vasquez (@Itsmiketheboxer) January 8, 2019
The only time I want to see these characters in the real world is when they hitch a ride with David Hasselhoff in The Spongebob Squarepants Movie.
If you’d like to really fuel your nightmares tonight, take a look at some of Miguel’s other creations:
I think it’s safe to say these characters are better left as cartoons!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.