1917 on YouTube as Spongebob Squarepants
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1917: The SpongeBob SquarePants Version Is ‘Why The Internet Was Invented’

What happens when YouTubers reinvent Spongebob as war epic 1917

1917 on YouTube as Spongebob Squarepants

Take the trailer for the Bafta-winning World War I film 1917, give it the mashup treatment with SpongeBob SquarePants and what you get is internet gold.

British director Sam Mendes might have been a big winner at this year's Baftas, taking home seven awards, but that does not stop the creative wits of social media trying to upstage him - this time from YouTube's Carnage-Boy.

SpongeBob, it seems, has the right kind of themes including warfare, explosions, rockets, missiles and expressive emotions to blend the animated comedy television series smoothly with the war film's trailer scenes.

The YouTube spin on 1917 meets SpongeBob has already racked up 340,993 views and climbing as we speak.

Carnage-Boy says the video is: "A remix of one of the best 2019 trailers which brings a decisive answer to the question no one ever asked: what if Sam Mendes' latest badass movie was set in Bikini Bottom instead of Pas-de-Calais?

"Patrick Star and SpongeBob have to save Gary from a suicide mission, all with style."

The YouTuber adds that the mashup is "nothing but a humble homage to Nickelodeon, Warner and Paramount products."

Comments on the video sum up the reaction, with one commentator saying: "This is why the internet was invented," and another declaring: "I haven't posted a comment to YouTube in my life, but this deserves a bravo. Had my entire office was dying" (sic).

Compare and contrast the mashup with the original official trailer, and see how the YouTuber has mixed the themes to dramatic effect.

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