Three Take It Or Leave It

Meaning

What does Three Take It Or Leave It mean?

Three, take it or leave it is a quote uttered by Patrick Star in the cartoon series Spongebob SquarePants.

The quote has become a meme on the internet, appearing both in GIF format as a reaction image and also on various image macros.

Origin

What's the origin of Three Take It Or Leave It?

During a season 2 episode in Spongebob SquarePants, Patrick finds himself in a dispute with The Flying Dutchman.

The Dutchman learns that Patrick has gained possession of a sack that he needs as well. As a trade offer, he offers Patrick that he can grant 3 wishes in exchange for the sack. As a response, Patrick starts to negotiate with him, wanting 5 wishes in total.

Patrick’s character is portrayed in the series as a simple soul, so after a quick negotiation, he utters “three, take it or leave it” as his final offer, which, of course, surprises The Flying Dutchman., because that was his initial offer too.

Spread & Usage

How did Three Take It Or Leave It spread?

The meme didn’t start to spread online until the year 2020.

On June 9, 2020, user bigBruhPotato posted a three, take it or leave it meme on the board r/BattleForDreamIsland. The meme then got reposted on r/MemeTemplatesOfficial, and from that point, the meme spread through various online platforms such as Facebook, 9GAG or iFunny.co.

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