Top 10 Cartoon Episodes Where a Character is at Their Worst

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We've all seen it before where one specific character in a particular episode acts so out of character or just plain horrible that more often than not make the episode so unbearable to watch, for this list we are going to be looking at episodes from cartoons and anime where one or more characters are at their absolute worst.

The Top Ten

1 One Coarse Meal - SpongeBob SquarePants One Coarse Meal - SpongeBob SquarePants

Out of all the horrible and illegal things Mr. Krabs has done over the years this one really takes the cake as Krabs horribly stalks and torments Plankton by pretending to be Pearl who Plankton is deathly afraid of until he's emotionally scarred and wants to end his life all while Krabs laughs at Plankton's misery. - egnomac

As I said before, this made the Simpsons' Boys of Bummer look masterful by comparison. And the points Mr. Krabs is supposed to be the good guy. The writers however think that because he is supposedly the good guy, that driving someone to suicide is okay because the person is the villain. Instead I feel bad for Plankton who is supposed to be the villain. - Fazbear97

Now we present to you the worst case of torture porn in all of history. - CloudInvasion

Its not bad its abysmal. - egnomac

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2 Ren Seeks Help - Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon Ren Seeks Help - Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon

Do I really need to say anything at this point, Ren in this episode is nothing like the Ren we've seen in the original Ren and Stimpy series in this episode Ren is a vile, sick and twisted individual who enjoys torturing characters just out of malice, he even tortures a frog in very gruesome and grotesque ways like pitting it against a wall with his bike and causing its guts and intestines to spew out he even shoves a firework up its butt and it explodes and even hooks it to a car battery and horribly electrocutes it and just when Ren is about to kill him off for good the frog happily prepares to die wanting to put an end to the pain and suffering Ren has caused him Ren then refuses since it now takes all the fun out of killing him. - egnomac

How could John K ruin his own creation?

This dude is seriously messed up… - AlphaQ

3 The Card - SpongeBob SquarePants The Card - SpongeBob SquarePants

Patrick holds on to a rare card that Sponge Bob wanted and destroys it all while Sponge Bob watches and even admits that he's doing all this on purpose. - egnomac

I think Pet Sitter Pat is where Patrick is at his worst, but this episode was still up there. - Mcgillacuddy

The episode where Patrick is testing SpongeBob's temper! - ItsMehBro

As Mr Enter said, this made people think Patrick was doing all of those stupid things on purpose - Fazbear97

4 Brian Writes a Bestseller - Family Guy

Brian arrogant as usual - Darkcultist64

5 The True Meaning of Christmas - Teen Titans Go! The True Meaning of Christmas - Teen Titans Go!
6 Little Yellow Book - SpongeBob SquarePants Little Yellow Book - SpongeBob SquarePants

This is where Squidward is at his worst. HIS HIGHEST WORST! He read SpongeBob's diary, laughed, told everyone, did not care, read his other diary, got punished but STILL did NOT care AT ALL! - ItsMehBro

Squidward reads Sponge Bobs diary in front of everyone and when Sponge Bob finds out everyone turns on Squidward while is not the least bit sorry for what he did. - egnomac

This show is so messed up

Squidward! How could you!

By the way, the fish called Squidward a "jerk" had a smart idea.

7 So Funny I Forgot to Laugh - Arthur

I didn't think it was possible to make Arthur this unlikable, Sue Ellen comes to school wearing a new coats she got from her pen pal and Arthur jokes about how it makes her look like a sheep dog which everyone at first thinks it's funny until Arthur continues to make fun of Sue Ellen even calling her a Sheep Dog until it stops being funny and starts becoming more like bullying, Sue Ellen tells him to stop and he doesn't then Mr. Ratburn intervenes forcing Arthur to write a apology letter to Sue Ellen which he does but doesn't feel sorry at all and instead blames Sue Ellen for overreacting he then sends a picture of her with a dog's head which makes her cry and Arthur finally realizes the harm he's done to her when Francine and Muffy tell him that she's asking to switch classes due to his bullying, a huge missed opportunity was one of the characters reminding Arthur of how he felt when everyone made fun of him for when he started wearing glasses. - egnomac

And what makes the episode worse, is that Arthur's friends were straight up a-holes in the episode. They just gave him the "silent treatment". They never spoke to him and told him that he was being a bully and they just kept blaming him. Sure he was being mean, but they do nothing. - Drawbox

8 No Such Luck - The Loud House No Such Luck - The Loud House

The episode where Lincoln's family hated him for thinking he is "BAD LUCK"! I wish Lincoln would just leave them & stay at Clyde's home & be his adoptive brother so that his real family would realize what they have done to their ONLY son. THEY TREATED HIM LIKE AN OUTCAST! LOUD HOUSE?! MORE LIKE FRAUD HOUSE! - ItsMehBro

They should call the DHS. In real life, if something simular happened, I would have. - Thelistmaker

9 Frost & Fire - Adventure Time

As much as I love Finn as a character, he's pretty unlikable in this episode. At least he matured and owned up to his mistakes later on in the show. His apology to Flame Princess was a great moment in Adventure Time's long history. - phillysports

The only episode I still hate. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

Because the lich's first appearence

Finn why? That wasn’t necessary. It was a joke but he carried it too far. - AlphaQ

10 A Pal for Gary - SpongeBob SquarePants

Spongebob has never been that stupid, just how and why did the writers make him that stupid. - Fazbear97

The Contenders

11 Carl Wheezer, Boy Genius - Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius

The "I'm with Stupid" of Jimmy Neutron that carries over the same problems from the Sponge Bob episode, Carl lies to his pen pal about being a genius and Jimmy tries to help him and treated horribly by Carl who berates and blames him when ever he puts everyone in danger and Jimmy has to save everyone even worst in the end he never apologizes to Jimmy for all he put him through. - egnomac

12 Cruisin' for a Losin' - Pokemon Advanced Challenge

May at her worst Ash tries to give advice to Savannah one of the participates and a character who was in the previous episode and is in the contest in which May is competing in and May just berates him for no reason what so ever telling him he has no business since he doesn't compete in contest than during May and Savannah's battle she is super harsh on her Bulbasaur the judges call the match giving the win to Savannah and when May protests saying she's not done battling she is rightfully scolded by the judges for being so hard on her Pokemon. - egnomac

I agree with this one, may was being quite selfish. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

13 D.W's Very Bad Mood - Arthur D.W's Very Bad Mood - Arthur

D.W. acts up for the entire of the 11 minutes and receives no punishment for her actions and instead is rewarded for her bad behavior. - egnomac

She’s not mean, she’s probably just in her period. - AlphaQ

14 Fool Me Twice - The Loud House Fool Me Twice - The Loud House

In an attempt to avoid Luan's pranking on April Fools Day the family hire stunt doubles to take their place but it horribly back fires as Luan for reasons that made not sense finds out about their plan and uses the stunt doubles to pose as the family and horribly embarrass them in front of their friends but at least the family gets back at her by making her cry by pretending that they're moving away. - egnomac

I like this episode but I hate that ending - Gangem

Horrible Episode!

The episode where Luan is at her worst! - ItsMehBro

15 The Battle of Bikini Bottom - SpongeBob SquarePants The Battle of Bikini Bottom - SpongeBob SquarePants
16 Goodbye Normal Jeans - King of the Hill

Peggy Hill at her worst, she becomes incredibly jealous of Bobby thinking that he's trying to take her place in the kitchen and in the home despite that he's only doing all theses things just to pass a class she even resorts to stealing a turkey Bobby was making for Thanksgiving. - egnomac

17 Pet Sitter Pat - SpongeBob SquarePants
18 Ink Lemonade - Spongebob SquarePants Ink Lemonade - Spongebob SquarePants
19 Let’s Play Courtroom Drama - Kaeloo

Thank goodness this wasn't the first episode I saw. If it was, I would've had a negative impression of the series for life. It's actually a great show, and even this episode was pretty good until that horrible ending ruined it.

All Kaeloo fans hate the end of this episode.

Episodes like this are why I hate Kaeloo (the character, not the show).

Kaeloo was a designated hero at best.

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20 Lisa the Vegetarian - The Simpsons

Lisa at the nadir of her downward spiral into a liberal mouthpiece. The whole time I watched this episode, how I wished Homer would strangle HER for once.

Lisa was completely intolerant of other people's beliefs.

21 Smoothe Jazz in Bikini Bottom - Spongebob Squarepants
22 Student Teacher - Hey Arnold Student Teacher - Hey Arnold

Screw Olga. She already knows Helga has it worse than her, and she still does this - TwilightKitsune

To Helga's horror her sister Olga becomes a student teacher for her class and a series of events Olga tells the whole class that Helga was a bed wetter and eveyrone makes fun of her and when Harold points to Helga calling her a bed wetter Helga tries to retaliate and is punished by Olga without even hearing her side of things anf gives her detention for a whole week. - egnomac

23 The Boys of Bummer - The Simpsons

Nearly every single character in the show, with the slight exception of Marge (and MAYBE Homer but only because he was too busy testing mattresses or whatever the B plot involving him was), was definitely at their worst here.

24 Brother, Can You Spare a Clarinet? - Arthur

This episode, I have mixed feelings about. I DID feel for Binky when he didn't understand the fact that his parents weren't getting him the new clarinet because they couldn't AFFORD one. But I DIDN'T like how the writers made Binky take his anger out and get away with it. They could of used good ideas that were wasted in bad episodes prior. If Binky was being made fun of just because he was a really good musician by his tough customers (his friends,) and was dared to sabotage the other kids instruments (very similar to ARTHUR'S BIG HIT,) that could've been a good explanation, and later on in the episode Arthur, Alan (Brain,) and Buster find out why he's been acting this way and get it out of him and he admits it. Then Brain says that just because his friends make fun of him doesn't mean he has to stop doing what he likes and they're just jealous because THEY can't perform that well, Arthur could've said what the clear moral should've been "You shouldn't care what others think of what ...more

Binky becomes such a jerk in this episode just because his clarinet won't work properly.

It’s one thing to be upset about your instrument not working and your paren not being able to afford a new one. But it’s COMPLETELY different scenario to damage other’s instruments to be upset.

25 Future Tense - The Loud House Future Tense - The Loud House

Lynn Sr and Rita Loud are just horrible in this episode to their kids. - egnomac

26 The Return of Slade - Teen Titans Go! The Return of Slade - Teen Titans Go!

Beast Boy and Cyborg at the worst. They'e the cause of all the ruckus in the town by making that clown.

27 Catboy and Master Fang's Sword - P.J. Masks

Made everyone as terrible as Catboy, and a horrible message about emotions over-all.

28 Sorry, Wrong Ed - Ed, Edd n Eddy

I hate this episode because Rolf is a jerkass. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

29 Fall Weather Friends - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

This episode made me hate Paincrap Trash - TwilightKitsune

30 The Cutie Re-Mark Part 2 - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

WAAHH! We should really feel sorry for Starlight Glimmer, a pony who murdered thousands of innocents and almost wrecked Equestria for good multiple times, BECAUSE HER FRIEND MOVED AWAY! WAAHH! Screw Starlight Glimmer and also screw John "Dumbass" Haber for writing this episode - TwilightKitsune

31 Party of One - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
32 The Twisted World of Marge Simpson - The Simpsons

Not Marge herself, she was okay in this episode. But regardless of how I may have felt about them in any other episodes before and since, this one left me wanting Helen Lovejoy, Luanne van Houten, Edna Krabbel, and Agnes Skinner to all die in a fire before the half-hour was up.

33 Moral Decay - The Powerpuff Girls

Buttercup purposely begins breaking bad guys teeth in order to get money from "the tooth fairy" until they all decide to gang up on her with help from Blossom and Bubbles who willingly allow them beat up their sister seriously how messed up is that and the professor is no better as he too shows no concern for Buttercup after she has her teeth broken by the bad guys. - egnomac

34 A Canterlot Wedding (Part 1) - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Princess Celestia and five of the Mane 6 were just awful here

35 The Rival - The Amazing World of Gumball
36 Path to the Pokemon League - Pokemon

Ash is so obnoxious and a complete child in this episode after losing to a AJ a trainer with more experience then him he cries like a baby even complains that the battle was fixed he even begs for a rematch and AJ refuses telling him that nobody wants to compete against a crybaby. - egnomac

37 Francine Frensky, Superstar - Arthur

The class does a play based of the life of Thomas Edision and everyone pleads with Mr. Ratburn to give Francine a good role which he does by casting her as the lead role and how do are they rewarded by having Francine becoming a total jerk to them during the play even going so far as to straight up abuse them like in one scene when Arthur is trying to talk to her she becomes furious at him for not having his head costume on and shoves it on his head while screaming at him that "IF YOU DON"T DO IT RIGHT I'LL UNINVENT YOU AND YOU WON'T BE IN MY PLAY AT ALL! ". - egnomac

38 Bato of the Water Tribe - Avatar the Last Airbender
39 The Election - Arthur

Even on the opening segment of the episode she's unlikable she gets elected president and has Arthur thrown in jail for no real reason, as for the episode itself she uses all her resources to try and buy the election by throwing money to get people to vote for her while making smear remarks against Arthur in the end Binky ends up winning and she still complains that nobody took the election seriously even though it was a mock election she even blames Arthur for allowing Binky to run for president. - egnomac

Muffy was such a brat.

40 The Green House - The Loud House The Green House - The Loud House
41 My Big Fat Geek Wedding - The Simpsons
42 Alone Again Natura-Diddily - The Simpsons

By the second commercial break, I was wishing *Homer* had died instead of Maude.

Homer indirectly KILLED someone in this episode.

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