SpongeBob Squarepants has been one of Nickelodeon's most popular shows since it aired in 1999, which is why people were shocked when they heard that the show was going to be cancelled after 17 years.

A meme circulated the internet this past week that after 17 years on TV, SpongeBob would be cancelled on October 17, 2016. People were NOT happy.

They threatened to riot.

They even threatened to dress like a clown!!!

Okay, people, we get it. No need to riot and for the love of God, please don't dress like a clown because your favorite talking sponge is NOT getting cancelled!

Snopes.com, reached out to Nickelodeon and confirmed that the show is not getting cancelled.

A representative of the cable channel told us "No, the show isn’t cancelled."

In fact, the network tweeted yesterday that they are currently working on new SpongeBob Squarepants episodes.

This is the meme here that started all the problems. This just further proves that you can't believe everything you read on the internet!