Top Ten Creepiest Spongebob Episodes

Spongebobs for kids right? WRONG! There are some things in spongebob that are just creepy. So here it is.

The Top Ten

1 Graveyard Shift

Nosferatu is one of my favorite Spongebob characters.

Nosferatu is a early horror movie not scary

The lights will flicker on and off.
The phone will ring and there will be no one there.
The Hash Slinging Slasher will arrive in the ghost of the bus that ran him over.


Man Nosferatu in a kids show? That is creepy.

V 36 Comments
2 Squids Visit

Not to mention Squidward's real house caught on fire in the process

How did spongebob not realize he was crossing a line - blackflower

Just when you thought Scooby Doo, Where Are You and Rocko's Modern Life were disturbing enough for you then check this out this episode of SpongeBob will not only disturb you, it will give you nightmares with Squidward getting tortured, Sexual imagery, and a hellish scene where Squidward goes crazy, its crazy.

The whole thing is pretty unnerving, but the end is what sells it as the creepiest in my opinion.

V 22 Comments
3 Squidward In Clarinetland

This is episode is just weird. But it is my favorite episode from season 7

This episode didn't even make any sense. The beginning is meh, pretty boring, and then towards the end a TON of trippy crap starts happening. Honestly not sure what the writers were thinking with this one

I totally think that this episode is trippy, scary, not so much, but just very very trippy... For that reason I believe that it should be number 1...its plenty creepy!

That eagle though

V 17 Comments
4 SpongeHenge

When I was young I never thought it was scary. But now that I'm older..The Echoing Laughter at the end..Spongebob miserable since the Krusty Krab's been BURIED...So Creepy.

The laughing at the end though...what the hell?

Oh god. Not this episode. This episode is the scariest episode in a bad way, the fact that spongebob was in the cave for a decade. Or the aliens at the end. - Paaatttriiickkksttaarrr

This should be #1 it really creeps me out - NostalgiaMonkey

V 11 Comments
5 Rock Bottom

Beware of the dark.

I think this one is more humorous rather than creepy. - PackFan2005

The music alone... Also the monsters, as a kid, I almost cried after this episode...

I liked this episode a lot as a kid and it is still one of my favorite episodes.

V 11 Comments
6 Squidbob Tenticalepants

I cannot watch any season 4 episode again the same way because of this. - IcetailofWishClan

whats dat

This episode is not bad, but it was disturbing to see spongebob and squidward mutate into each other.And the ending was horrible, "It all started when I was born ew.

The reason why its the creepiest is because the fusions of squidward and spongebob are just disturbing. But that's not all. The worst one is the ending. UGH ITS NASTY! And that's why this episode is morbidly disturbing.

V 13 Comments
7 A Pal for Gary A Pal for Gary

It's so frustrating how Spongebob doesn't realize that Gary's new "friend" is actually a monster. I felt so bad for Gary. It's actually not that scary though.

The Best Episode Ever!
I Love This Dumb SpongeBob and This Cool Monster!
Gary Is A Jerk In This Episode!
It's Not Creepy!

I'm Not Lying...
Not Lying...
Oh Really?

8 Are You Happy Now?

This is my second favorite after Valentines Day and before I Was A Teenage Gary. - happyhappyjoyjoy

Squidward torture to the max. Small wonder why squidward went psycho.

I didn't like this one it was boring - Spongebobipod

This episode has a suicide joke in it. But it's not creepy. - Powerfulgirl10

V 3 Comments
9 Face Freeze

I thouth this episode was going to be the most awesome episode in season 8 but turned out to be the most creepeist

SpongeBob characters made weird faces before. (funny ones, not creepy) So Nick decided to dedicate a whole episode about it, thus creeping us out.

This episode was horrible! Those faces were so ugly.

How's this even allowed on a kids show?! Those faces were disgusting! - Powerfulgirl10

V 8 Comments
10 Jellyfish Hunter

It’s creepy because mr Krabs is starting a animal cruelty club and during the night I had to literally turn off the T.V. because it was like way too creepy. In my opinion, it would be like number 5.

The phone scene is a reference to when a stranger calls

The breathing part is scary - notetoselfidoe

The whole house of horror was creppy it was creppy - notetoselfidoe

V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Bummer Vacation

My favourite scene in the whole episode.

The part the creeped me out the most was when Spongebob went crazy. - shiftaltkey

, in my opinion this is the scariest episode ever especially when spongebob went crazy, looks like he got iNSaNiTY. Ok I'll stop, I love that vocaloid song but I think it fits this episode. This episode gave me nightmares.

, This is the scariest episode ever!

V 5 Comments
12 Demolition Doofus

This isn't creepy its just borderline sadistic. - Gods-Judgement

Because it shows ms. Puff wanting spongebob to be killed for good.

What? Why isn't Spongehenge in the top ten?

The part that is creepy in this episode is when Mrs. Puff wants SpongeBob “dead”. The other creepy part is that he enters the demolition derby and Mrs. Puff enters the demolition derby so that way she could kill her own student. The good thing is that SpongeBob lives.

V 2 Comments
13 Gone

This freaked me out when I was younger because I watched Spongebob freak out and slowly go insane due to loneliness


I like how everyone spells it as creppy - TeamRocket747

Man this epsoides scary gone freaks me out - notetoselfidoe

V 6 Comments
14 Code Yellow

That nose close up though! - Tyler730

15 One Course Meal

It's creepy how Mr.Krabbs tried to make Plankton do suicide. - MarioMaster101

There are many things that can be said about this episode, but creepyness definitely isn't one of them. - Gods-Judgement

Mr krabs went too far - blackflower

This is whack. The way they handle suicide issues, that Krabs didn't get comeuppance for his vices, and that plankton was tormented too much despite him trying petty schemes for theivery, all make Krabs look unfair, TOO GREEDY TO THE POINT OF MURDER, and this episode could've been a lot better.

V 10 Comments
16 Not Normal

This ones creppy - notetoselfidoe

Hi how are ya

17 Mermaid Man vs SpongeBob

This epsoide freaks me out - Forgetspongeloud

18 Don't Look Now

I didn't find that creepy.
It was hilarious!

The fishermen was spooky

Yeah this epsoides a little creppy

19 Krabby Patty Creature Feature

The only reason this is not number one was because it was added recently and everyone had already voted for graveyard shift. It's easily the creepiest

I saw it a few days ago and almost had to bleach my eyeballs. It was grotesque and disgusting. - Synchronocity

This Halloween special is like the most creepiest one ever

but I enjoyed it

I think it was creepy

V 4 Comments
20 Earworm

Spongebob goes insane, quite disturbing.

Ear worms supper scary

I didn't like this one - Spongebobipod

This episode scares me so much! It reminds me of a scary rated R movie! From the fact that Sponge Bob goes insane to the fact that he hangs off the ceiling terrifiys me!

V 4 Comments
21 Wormy

Wasn't that creepy, but the bug close up freaked me out a bit. - shiftaltkey

Younger I thought the butterfly close up was a bee I always hid behind my dad and he’d laugh. - AwesomeJawson

I got scared and always covered my eyes at the part of the close up butterfly.

I like the butterfly. I don't know why everyone's scared by it. It's cute.

V 11 Comments
22 I Was a Teenage Gary

The snail part scares me

Spongebob turning into a snail wasn't very creepy - Datguyisweird666

This isn't scary at all! It is actually funny! - RalphBob


V 8 Comments
23 Clams

The last samwitch...

24 Procrastination

This wasn't creepy at first, but it built up to the point where it was borderline psychotic. - shiftaltkey

This episode scarred me for life needs to be banned

So weird how his furniture came to life!

The whole nightmare sequence is horrifying. Certainly one of the scariest episodes of the original three seasons.

V 5 Comments
25 House Fancy House Fancy

One Word:Toenail Scene

ALL BECAUSE OF THE TOE NAIL SCENCE! Well that's it I hope you vote and if I made any spelling errors. Please don't complain. And the reason why the splinter is not on here is because I don't find this episode that scary. So bye.

Toenail scene... couldn't eat for a while after seeing it. - redhawk766

Before toenail scene: Oh, this episode seems good. Squidward always beats Squilliam!
After toenail scene: *faints*

26 Toy Store of Doom

Why would the sponge bob writers in fact any one in there right mind think was a good idea to picture a toy story, something wonderful and filled with happy and turn it in to a dark disturbing crooked layer. In fact I think that the old sponge bob episodes were indeed better than this weird depressing show.

I've never seen this one, but I have a feeling that I'm lucky. The description creeps me out, so enough said

That explains why a lot of kids don't play with toys that much.

I think that it is cool

V 1 Comment
27 Fear of a Krabby Patty

Gotta admit. The big talking burgers freaked me out as a little kid. - shiftaltkey

The huge Krabby Patties freaked me out as a kid. I never wanted to watch this episode! By far the creepiest in SpongeBob history. - Alien51

People say that Mr. Krabs almost made SpongeBob kill himself, but I don't think that's true. He just goes insane, doesn't reference it at all, and SpongeBob literally says "I want to live! "

This is a great episode.

V 1 Comment
28 Fungus Among Us

Not that creepy, to be honest. - IcetailofWishClan

This episode should honestly be in the top ten the way he came into the Krusty Krab in the bubble still us terrifying to me to be honest

If there's one episode that takes up an entire page, just leave it off; it's the last episode on this list, anyway.

This episode is just all in all disgusting

V 1 Comment
29 SB-129

Favorite episode in season 1 - AwesomeJawson

Alooonnee Alooonneee Alone

This at one scene when squidward gets lost in this place where there is literally nothing and it has no end. And what are those voices he hears? This is one of the creepiest episodes and one of the best - Paaatttriiickkksttaarrr

The episode is so scary with Squidward being stuck in a freezer for 2000 years with no one noticing him. Squidward gets trapped in a lonely void leading to insanity and when he gets back to the present the other Squidward is still there

V 5 Comments
30 I Had An Accident

I love this episode because of the Indoors Song

I always had nightmares about this episode. I vaguely remember when I was about 2 years old my dad talking to my mom about his time in Hofstra university while I was watching this episode and the gorilla came on. I saw this episode about 9 years later and I stopped being afraid of it. The worst part was I did not remember the name of the episode.

This gorilla gave me 8 nightmares up to 14 years old. (I counted) - DLG



V 10 Comments
31 Gary Takes a Bath

It is not scary, but the part where SpongeBob is like,"I will blow your mind..." It shows a photo of that creepy lady that laughs. I mean look at that! Her face is creepy!

I was crying from the subliminal message lady's face and creepy laugh when I was ELEVEN! That's saying something!

Subliminal Message Girl. Enough said. - Turkeyasylum

This ones werd - notetoselfidoe

32 Squid's Day Off

The face though

How is this 25#? This episode terrified me as a kid! Squidwards face when going insane scared me so much!

Although Squid’s Visit scared me more, I voted for this one because it terrified me as a kid.

His face scard me

33 Planet of the Jellyfish

This episode was like an out-of-body experience. I hate mayonnaise

So eerie - blackflower

This was such a good, hilarious, and creepy episodes. One of my favorites

This was a reference to the movie alien

V 2 Comments
34 Nasty Patty

I'm surprised this isn't in the Top Ten. - DLG

I can't believe no one found this scary! After SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs thought that they murdered someone, they actually attempted to bury the body. It was disturbing if anything.


This one is about a health inspector being murdured isn't it?

35 The Inside Job

I like this episode, but it's for reasons I might get in trouble for. - Chikinan

36 Ghost Host

I would vote this The most scariest this Terrifies me still especially the part where spongebobs eyes come out and his tounge

He tried to scare Sponge so much! I hated that part where he kept transforming. I think the episode was banned because I haven't seen reruns for it in a while

Ugh! This episode is pretty creepy! I haven't seen any reruns of in a while! (I think it might be banned. )

Yes I hate this episode an won't let my son watch it either it's the scariest episode ever!

V 5 Comments
37 The Splinter

This episode is about SpongeBob splintering his hand at the Krusty Krab. What could go wrong, right? SpongeBob's splinter is a massive, swollen, red, and disturbing splinter with green ooze coming out. It definitely is disturbing.

Very disturbing and disgusting. How is this even legal on a kids show? - Powerfulgirl10

This episode isn't creepy, it's disgusting.

I like this episode now. Let's just say it's because I think it's... phallic. - Chikinan

V 1 Comment
38 Night Light

The freezer scene scared my sister - Pieclone

The floating head is just disturbing.

I kind of agree on night light

39 Plankton's Pet

This is disturbing I hate this episode

I don't think plankton's pet is that discusting

It's fine by me. I saw it 3 times and it's OK - redhawk766

This episode is ok

40 Squeaky Boots

The sounds are annoying and kind of creepy. At the part where SpongeBob said to Mr. Krabs, he said that he lost his boots and went to the kitchen and layed his face on the grill, this is the creepiest part. The customer said that he wants a squeak for 2 times. It was doing that for about like 25 seconds. Very creepy sounds and how does Mr. Krabs acts like. Look at him. He chopped is legs off...

The squeak really annoys me, but beside that I really like this episode, so I'm watching it more so that I'll get used to the squeak and enjoy the episode more

I can still hear the squeak ringing in my years forever

It seems old Mr krabs is on drugs

V 1 Comment
41 FrankenDoodle

Creepy. The way his drawing had no emotion and was crazy and spazzy made it scary because it was like Outlast - tomdadondon

This episode scared me, I don't know why but it gave me horrible nightmares:/

Why is this not higher? That thing was awful

This episode terrified me as a kid.

42 Nature Pants

So scary! Patrick goes COMPLETELY insane after SpongeBob decides to move away into the wilderness.
Patrick has a mental breakdown and cries hysterically before eventually deciding to track down spongebob and shove him into a jar so he can never leave and will be his friend forever. SpongeBob has to hide from Patrick in fear of dying or getting permanantly stuck in a jar with limited air supply and is so terrified.
This episode still scares me.

I don't blame you one bit

Man, Did that episode scare me, I mean Patrick going insane, SpongeBob getting Stung by jellyfish & getting visited by poison sea urchins, its crazy.

It is a good episode, but the music background when patrick was telling SpongeBob what he was going to do with him scared the hell out of me as well as the entire Patrick trying to catch SpongeBob ordeal but nonetheless a good episode

V 1 Comment
43 What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?

1 word: that face

Is this the one with 'that face'? Because if so, this should be higher than 24.

The part where he runs away from those creepy things, possibly cannibals, at night combined with the music made that part of the episode scary.

This epsoide a funny and creppy hi

44 The Camping Episode The Camping Episode

That wasn't scary it was funny really

45 The Lost Mattress



It's quite disturbing to see Mr Krabs on a hospital bed like that in the first place. Also, notice how creepy the hospital is... and think about, how this hospital only appeared in this one episode, and it never appeared again...

46 Once Bitten

I hate that episode as a little kid

This one scared me as a kid - Gangem

47 To Love a Patty

Spongebob needs a waifu (Anime girl)

Wow. Absolutely NO comments here(before this one). You'd think it'd be common sense for this one to be in the top ten, probably even top five.


48 Squid Baby Squid Baby

This deserves to be high on this list because it not shows Squidward as a baby but also SpongeBob and Patrick treating him like one. Now that's downright disturbing because of how it portrays my favorite male character in SpongeBob SquarePants. If I see the writes who did that, I'll be pretty nasty to them.

Squidward hits his head and becomes a baby. It's just very weird. - Powerfulgirl10

SpongeBob and Patrick take care of an adult in a diaper. - Garythesnail

Doesn't this episode mock head trauma? - redhawk766

49 Boating Buddies

This deserves to be high on the list because of how much SpongeBob creeps Squidward out. Boy, would I like to see that octopus kill that sponge and all of his (Squidward's) haters?

Ugh that creepy face SpongeBob makes

Ugh that creepy face sponge on makes

38? only 38? this must be 1

50 The Two Faces of Squidward

This epsoides so scary I would put this on 7 I hate the hospital music it's scary and at the end it's werd

This epsoides creppy when it shows spongebob clip his toenails - notetoselfidoe

8Load More
PSearch List

Related Lists

Top Ten Creepiest Things About the Subliminal Message Girl from SpongeBob Top Ten Creepiest SpongeBob SquarePants Moments Top 10 Creepiest Nickelodeon Show Episodes Top 10 Creepiest Lost Cartoon Episodes Creepiest Adventure Time Episodes

List Stats

900 votes
78 listings
5 years, 279 days old

Top Remixes (7)

1. SpongeHenge
2. Graveyard Shift
3. Squidward In Clarinetland
1. A Pal for Gary
2. Code Yellow
3. Demolition Doofus
1. Mermaid Man vs SpongeBob
2. Bummer Vacation
3. Earworm

View All 7

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.