These Are the Best 11 Mr. Krabs Memes on the Internet

Mr. Krabs with a pile of money

 Nickelodeon

Eugene Harold Krabs, aka Mr. Krabs, the greedy, hard-sighted owner of the Krusty Krab, home of the famously delicious Krabby Patty. He is lover to Mrs. Puff, a pufferfish, father to Pearl, a teenage sperm whale, and boss to SpongeBob SquarePants, beloved fry cook and all-around jolly fellow. That's a full life! No wonder, Mr. Krabs is the source of so many great memes. We chose our 11 favorite Mr. Krabs memes — mostly because "Number 11" is a curse word in the SpongeBob SquarePants metaverse. 

What Do Mr. Krabs Memes Mean? 

Mr. Krabs is a complicated, er, crab. He's selfish with his money but generous with his love. He counts every penny yet misses much of what takes place right before his eyes. Mr. Krabs memes reflect his inability to control everything within reach or bring harmony to his disparate aspirations. 

How Mr. Krabs Memes Are Used

Judging others based on their financial worth is a core theme in Mr. Krabs memes. They're also used to remind us that all work and no play is a bad mix. Surprisingly, some memes celebrate Mr. Krabs' ability to get stuff done despite the madness surrounding him. 

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of 11

Blurry Krab

Blurry Mr Krabs meme

 Raquel/Smosh

A single image in the episode, Patty Hype, perfectly captured Mr. Krabs' obliviousness to the world around him. Ever since, "blurry Mr. Krabs" memes have become a web staple. We all know that feeling.

02
of 11

Money Is the Best Thing Ever

Mr. Krabs money meme

 Memegen

Everyone loves money but nobody loves money more than Mr. Krabs, and the memes show it.

03
of 11

Slave Driver

Mr. Krabs work meme

 Joey Weaver/imgur

You don't make money by letting the help slack off. Mr. Krabs is an especially hard taskmaster, particularly to innocent SpongeBob SquarePants. Meme-makers do not approve.

04
of 11

The Feels

Mr. Krabs feelings meme

 3rchxo/Quick Meme

SpongeBob and Patrick are always trying to ensnare Mr. Krabs in some ridiculous escapade, anything to get him to quit work, have fun, be happy. Meme-makers have seized upon this notion.

05
of 11

Unfair Mr. Krabs

Unfair Mr. Krabs meme

 Masonmetal/Meme Center

Nothing in this world comes free, at least that's the view of Mr. Krabs. Many popular memes take a typical Krusty Krab bill then apply it to everything in their life which costs too much, especially when it shouldn't.

06
of 11

No Nonsense

Mr. Krabs flamethrower meme

 Me.me

Mr. Krabs is always ready to take out his, er, underwater flamethrower and eradicate a problem. The memes apply this same sentiment to whatever's the latest fad.

07
of 11

Special Sauce

Plankton and Mr. Krabs meme

 Meme Generator

Business is war. Mr. Krabs' bitter rival, Plankton, will do anything to steal the secret Krabby Patty recipe. Doing anything to get what you want? Yep, folks on the web fashion their memes to reflect this notion.

08
of 11

Double Blurry Vision

Blurry Mr. Krabs meme

Gary Dudak/Mandatory

Those blurry Mr. Krabs memes got so popular they spawned the mirror opposite, literally. Now there's double blurry vision Mr. Krabs memes, appropriate when faced with two compelling choices or a serendipitous encounter.

09
of 11

The Adult

Spongebob adulting meme

Memecrunch

For all the scorn he takes, fans also know that Mr. Krabs is the rare adult influence in Bikini Bottom. Sometimes, that's exactly what the inhabitants need. The same goes for inhabitants on the web.

10
of 11

Crabby Krab

Mr. Krabs Krusty Krab meme

 greentree/memecenter

Imagining Mr. Krabs as an actual crab, but down on his luck, has quickly became a popular meme. Probably because many feel they are also just a short fall away from having everything go horribly wrong.

11
of 11

A Pearl

Mr. Krabs daughter meme

 Yoshimuzu/Memecenter

Oh, yeah. He's a crab, But he's involved with Mrs. Puff, a pufferfish. Even more inexplicable, he has a teenage daughter, Pearl. She's a sperm whale. It makes no sense, but neither does so much of what's on the Internet. Meme-makers use this absurdity to reveal what makes no sense in their own life, as well.

SpongeBob and his pals, like Patrick Star, are always ready to break the rules, always eager to defy convention, and live their lives consequence-free. Yet, for all the troubles they give Mr. Krabs, they respect his ability to get things done. He's that necessary adult in their infantilized world.