Who are you people? refers to a memorable quote from SpongeBob SquarePants, exclaimed by Patrick after noticing several eyes under his rock residence.
Online, the quote was popular as a reaction image format.
The quote originates from Season 2 Episode 27 of SpongeBob SquarePants, which premiered in the United States on May 5th, 2001.
One of the scenes in the animation depict Patrick going home to his rock, when he notices numerous eyes, looking at him from under the boulder.
He reacts with an intense exclamation; “Who are you people?”.
A clip of the scene was first uploaded to YouTube by user SuperGtafail on October 17th, 2010.
The same day, the first image macro, featuring the question as a caption was published on FunnyJunk by KBangin.
The first GIF with this format was posted on Blogspot by micorazo-n on May 8th, 2011.
“Who are you people?” first appeared on Reddit in August, 2011.
The format has been popular throughout the 2010’s, as it appeared on sites like YouTube, Reddit, 9GAG, Facebook, as well as DeviantArt.
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