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 a early horror movie not scary

Nosferatu is one of my favorite Spongebob characters.

Man Nosferatu in a kids show? That is creepy.

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.


2 Squidward In Clarinetland

First time I felt anxiety was when I watched that episode... *shiver*

The horned forest...

A MASSIVE improvement over Squid's Visit. - greenshyguy

That episode was really trippy and nobody else seems to remember it

3 Squidbob Tenticalepants

To me, it honestly reminds me of CatDog. But that ending is creepy and reminds me of the climax of AKIRA. - Starbreeze

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.

4 Squids Visit

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

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.

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

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

5 The Battle of Bikini Bottom The Battle of Bikini Bottom

How? Gross? Yes. Creepy? No.

6 Ink Lemonade Ink Lemonade

Die Stelle wo Patrick seinen Körper öffnet und Organe zeigt das ist gruselig

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.

Why does this episode even exist in the first place? ~ Userguy44

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 SpongeHenge

That terrifying laugh will haunt me forever

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?

This episode is unintentionally disturbing. Since it's not supposed to be creepy, Spongehenge deserves to be Number 1 (Even if it is kinda a guilty pleasure to me)

9 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.

10 The Night Patty

The Contenders

11 One Course Meal

Plankton tries to kill himself that is insane

The fact that it's a suicide in a kids' show isn't bad, but how they handled it is awful. They treat it as a joke & expect the audience to be rooting for Krabs, but in reality it caused many to hate him. - RoseWeasley

The nightmare scene was written by vore fetishists. I just know it. - Starbreeze

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

12 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

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13 I Was a Teenage Gary

The Squidward deleted scene is fake! Vincent Waller claimed it was never in the storyboard! - Starbreeze

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


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

14 The Sewers of Bikini Bottom The Sewers of Bikini Bottom
15 Jellyfish Hunter

I loved this I haven’t seen it in a while. - AwesomeJawson

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

16 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

17 InSPONGEiac

This is terrifying for kids especially

18 Planet of the Jellyfish

The black bead eyes are creepy. - Starbreeze

A little parody of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, gives me the chills every time I watch this episode.

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

So eerie - blackflower

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

This episode showed Resident Evil,with burgers! Bring us back our glorious days with old episodes because I am scarred,and I will never touch a burger,ever again. - bendyfazjazz234

20 Not Normal

This ones creppy - notetoselfidoe

Hi how are ya

21 Face Freeze

I hade nightmares after seeing the ending

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.

22 Krusty Katering Krusty Katering
23 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!

24 Mermaid Man vs SpongeBob

This epsoide freaks me out - Forgetspongeloud

25 Wormy

I honestly don’t know how it was okay to put a live action close-up of a horsefly on a kids show. I remembered watching that horsefly close up when I was little, and always getting freaked out by it. I do remember getting nightmares from it.

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

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.

26 Are You Happy Now?

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

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

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

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

27 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.

28 Earworm

When I was 8, I sang the song at school for a presentation they were doing. Now I get creeped out by the part where he goes insane and writes on the walls. - Starbreeze

Spongebob goes insane, quite disturbing.

Ear worms supper scary

I didn't like this one - Spongebobipod

29 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*

30 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

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31 Clams

The last samwitch...

32 SB-129

It is frankly disturbing especially when squidward is trapped in the other dimension

I admit that Alone dimension is a grand case of And I Must Scream... or Squidward ended up in The Place/The Cave of the Past. - Starbreeze

Favorite episode in season 1 - AwesomeJawson

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

33 The Gift of Gum
34 Fear of a Krabby Patty

What sleep deprivation can do to you... - Starbreeze

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! "

35 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 message in this one is beyond terrible. Teaching kids that revenge and wanting to kill is fine. Ok Nickelodeon. Ok.

36 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?

37 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

38 The Inside Job

The SpongeBob and Patrick transformations creep me out. - Starbreeze

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

39 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!

40 Don't Look Now

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

The fishermen was spooky

Yeah this epsoides a little creppy

41 Night Light

The face in the freezer scared me when I was younger - Starbreeze

The freezer scene scared my sister - Pieclone

The floating head is just disturbing.

I kind of agree on night light

42 The Lost Mattress

The Doctor and Nurse we're very menacing and the worse part is how they would fool a party prior to keeping a patient and than mistreating him while he had no will or power to prevent it



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...

43 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

44 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

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45 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

46 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

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47 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

48 The Camping Episode The Camping Episode

That wasn't scary it was funny really

49 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.


50 Squid Baby Squid Baby

Just image what the voice actors were thinking

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

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