What does Calm Down Son, It’s Just a Drawing mean?
Calm down son, it’s just a drawing is a memorable quote from the animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants.
Online, an image macro of the scene is used as a meme, usually in relation to people who are obsessed with anime or hentai.
What's the origin of Calm Down Son, It’s Just a Drawing?
The quote comes from the seventh episode of the first season of SpongeBob SquarePants, where the protagonist of the series becomes a Hall Monitor and wreaks havoc in Bikini Bottom.
One of the scenes present two police officers approaching Patrick Star, showing him a sketch of the Maniac, to which Patrick reacts with a shriek, every time he sees it.
One of the policemen then says “calm down son, it’s just a drawing” then proceeds to troll Patrick with the sketch.
Spread & Usage
How did Calm Down Son, It’s Just a Drawing spread?
The YouTube channel Nickelodeon UK uploaded the clip on December 28th, 2016.
Image macros of “calm down son, it’s just a drawing” would appear on Reddit, in 2018, spreading on to sites like 9GAG in later years.
- Encyclopedia SpongeBobia – Hall Monitor/transcript
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