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My Leg!

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A group of students responding to the Spongebob-inspired facebook event gather in front of the Sul Ross statue to shout the iconic phrase.

On Sunday evening, a chorus of “My Leg” rang throughout campus for five minutes as students gathered to celebrate their love of Spongebob.
Students assembled at Academic Plaza on Nov. 12 to shout the infamous Spongebob quote, often heard in the background during action scenes from the popular television show. The gathering originated from a Facebook event, hosted by Meghan Barcinski and Molly Malota, business sophomore and psychology sophomore respectively. The Facebook event received over 5.4 thousand responses.
According to Barcinski, the creators made the event in response to similar Facebook events nationwide.
“Molly and I were on Facebook and saw an event at Missouri State and it was really funny,” Barcinski said. “There was one in San Antonio where people were supposed to yell ‘I’m Dirty Dan’ outside of the Alamo and we were inspired to make an event of our own. We almost did something from The Office, but decided to do something from Spongebob. I remembered seeing a video of the Spongebob character saying ‘My Leg,’ so Molly and I decided to make it.”
Attendees of the event promptly began shouting at 6 p.m. and ceased at 6:05 p.m. According to Malota, it was “a great way to spend five minutes of your Sunday.”
Micah Oevermann, engineering freshman, said the event brought students together in a unique way.
“This was a really interesting event,” Oevermann said. “It really showed the campus coming together in unity and our ability to come together, be ourselves and showcase who we are.”
Oevermann said the event was special to him because of his connection to the cartoon.
“Most of the people here grew up with the cartoon,” Oevermann said. “It started in 1998, which is the year I was born. So a lot of us grew up with it. Coming here shows our appreciation for that cartoon and what it has done for our culture.”

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