I’ve come for your pickle refers to a memorable quote from SpongeBob SquarePants, the animated series behind memes such as Sponge Man Ice Cone, Mocking SpongeBob, No This is Patrick or Calm Down Son, It’s Just a Drawing.
“I’ve come for your pickle” has been used online mostly on image macros, related to hooking up.
“I’ve come for your pickle” was first featured in the Season 1 Episode 13a of SpongeBob SquarePants, which first aired in the United States on October 28th, 1999.
At one point in the episode, Mr. Krabs is telling a story about the Flying Dutchman taking people’s souls, illustrating it with a piece of pickle.
While he is telling the tale to SpongeBob, Squidward emerges saying “I’ve come for your pickle”, scaring the protagonist of the animation.
The first image macro of the scene was uploaded to the r/spongebob subreddit on January 28th, 2017, by u/WildWeasel46.
An isolated clip was uploaded to YouTube by AreaEightyNine on October 31st, 2017.
In the following years, “I’ve come for your pickle” appeared on various subreddits, such as r/dankmemes, as well as sites like Twitter, iFunny or me.me, both as an image macro and as a GIF.