Most Controversial Cartoon Episodes


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81 The Principal and the Pauper from The Simpsons

Not only did it receive a lot of hate, but both Harry Shearer (Seymour Skinner's voice actor) and Matt Groening (Simpsons creator) have disliked this episode. It also ruined Seymour by calling him the impostor of a character that never even appeared outside of the episode, and the way they got rid of him was ridiculous. - Swellow

82 Arnold Betrays Iggy from Hey Arnold!

I agree, that was by far the Number One worst episode of Hey Arnold, even his own grandfather finds it amusing that he's humiliating himself, which is way out of character for him. The only good thing about this episode, however, was that Gerald was never there when Arnold subjected him to humiliation to gain Iggy's forgiveness, so this shows that he will likely laugh at other people's misfortunes but not at Arnold's.

83 The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson From The Simpsons

This episode got pulled off the air due to the 9/11 attack. One thing that cause this is one thing: the magazine for the trip to New York for 9 bucks along with the twin towers on the side. - MrEmerik2000

84 The One I Admire, the Student Council President!! from Heartcatch Precure

This episode is our first real introduction to a reverse trap called Itsuki who (spoilers) later becomes Cure Sunshine. It tackles the topic of gender politics. Due to this, I imagine this episode being very controversial in some countries. - PerfectImpulseX

85 Demolition Doofus From SpongeBob SquarePants

Mrs. Puff tries to Kill SpongeBob. You Know, For Kids! - kcianciulli

This one wasn't inappropriate. Besides, kids need some darker episodes. - LordDovahkiin

86 Convert or Die from Histeria!
87 No Smoking from Cow and Chicken
88 17 Times 2 from Dragon Ball GT

What happened that was so bad?

89 You're a Sap, Mr. Jap from Popeye the Sailor

Banned after one Japanese character commits suicide near the end. - egnomac

90 Downhearted Duckling from Tom and Jerry

This episode shows about not being perfect and suicide, but the good news is that it has a happy ending.

It's about a duck who tries to commit suicide the entire episode

91 Hell on Earth 2006 from South Park

Steve Irwin With A Sting Ray Barb
Enough Said

92 Ginger Kids from South Park
93 SpongeBob You're Fired from SpongeBob SquarePants

This episode depicts unemployment. According to SpongeBob's best friend Patrick, he thinks that being unemployed is a good thing and calls it "fun-employment."
SpongeBob: "Unemployment maybe fun for you..."

Why Mr. Krabs fired Spongebob for a nickel? It doesn't makes an sense. Also, this episode got controversy by teaching kids about unemployment, literally. - MrEmerik2000

94 The Am-Ah-Zon Race from Total Drama World Tour

This isn't controversial at all! - Turkeyasylum

95 House Fancy from SpongeBob SquarePants

Kids still shouldn't watch it.

Not controversial at all. The toenail scene creeps peoples a lot. There's a filler moment of Squilliam showing off his house. - MrEmerik2000

The toenail scene is not controversial just disturbing

It Was Just One Toenail Scene. Geez. - kcianciulli

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96 The Truce Hurts from Tom and Jerry V 2 Comments
97 Pslyghtly Psycho from Dexter's Laboratory
98 EP002 from Dexter's Laboratory
99 Friends of Peter G from Family Guy V 1 Comment
100 With Apologies to Jesse Jackson from South Park
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