How many times do we have to teach you this lesson, old man? is a popular quote from the animated TV series, SpongeBob SquarePants.
On the internet, the phrase as well as a screenshot of the scene is used as a joke about having to repeat oneself to someone in a violent manner.
The scene can be seen in the SpongeBob episode, titled The Bully, which was aired in the United States on October 5th, 2001.
The episode features Flats the Flounder who is bullying SpongeBob, who at some point is running away from him, shouting.
When the crowd mistakes and old man with Flats, they beat the elder up.
When this happens a second time, one member of the crowd is posing the question “How many times do we have to teach you this lesson, old man?”.
On August 26th, 2011, YouTube user ryan445544 posted a clip of the episode on YouTube, which garnered over 300,000 views, as of March 11th, 2011.
Several reposts appeared of the clip, as well as memes, created from a screenshots.
The meme had appeared on sites, such as YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as well as various Reddit threads.
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