Top 10 Saddest Cartoon Episode Endings

This list will be focusing more on how sad the ending of a cartoon episode rather than the episode as a whole, these are the endings from cartoon series that instead of giving a traditional happy ending ends up leaving the audience in tears.
The Top Ten
1 You're Getting Old - South Park

By far the saddest ending for a South Park episode what makes it even sadder is the song "Landslide" playing as we get a montage of Randy and Sharron splitting up and Stan and Shelly moving away meanwhile a friendship forms between Kyle and Cartman while Stan is alone completely alienated from all his friends as the episode just ends.

I thought the show was ending,

So beautiful.

2 Mother Simpson - The Simpsons

And then comes an even sadder episode where(spoilers ahead) she comes back to visit Homer. Homer holds a grudge of his mother escaping and by the time he decided to forgive her, she was already dead and the only way he could say that is by stopping Mr Burns from launching nuclear waste into the Amazon. Sadly, the real Amazon burned down.

After finally reuniting with his mother and learning about why she had to leave they're reunion is cut short with Mr. Burns shows up at the Simpsons house to arrest her only for Homer to be tipped off by Chief Wiggum and Homer is forced to say goodbye to his mother not knowing if they will ever see each other again.

3 I Remember You - Adventure Time
4 The Luck of The Fryrish - Futurama

The end was so emotional after Fry attempts to retrieve his lucky clover then finds out that the Philip J Fry who he thought was his brother Yancy who took his name and took his dreams was actually his nephew who Yancy had named after him following his disappearance followed by a flashback of Yancy naming his newborn son Philip J Fry in memory of Fry, the episode then ends with Fry leaving the clover at his nephew's grave as the song "Don't You Forget About Me' plays in the background.

5 Bye Bye Butterfree - Pokemon

Ash is forced to say goodbye to the very first Pokemon he ever caught so it could start a family of its own

6 Jurassic Bark - Futurama

The rest of the list cannot even touch "Jurrasic Bark" as the most sad episode ever. If you do not cry over the final 2 minutes you do not have a heart.

I'm bawling just thinking about this episode

Just the scene of Seymour continuing to wait for Fry up until he became fossilized just made the episode all the more sadder

7 Baby Doll - Batman: The Animated Series

It's a really sad and tragic episode with the main villain Mary Louise Dahl aka Baby Doll who was diagnosed with a condition that kept her from growing making her look like a little girl for the rest of her life a former child star who tried to break into acting after her show was canceled and her career tanked, she would go on to kidnap all the actors from her show so she could have "her family" back as it was the only time that she ever felt any real happiness at the end of the episode while escaping from Batman she ends up at fun house then comes across a hall of mirrors and sees one mirror of how she believes she should look without her condition then goes berserk blasting all the mirrors until she runs out until only one mirror is left the one with a reflection of her self as her older self she then breaks down in tears before surrendering.

8 The Crossroads of Destiny - Avatar: The Last Airbender

The episode and the previous one the Guru play out like the ending from Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back as Aang abandons his training with the guru after getting visions of Katara in danger back in Ba Sing Se, in the final moments of the episode Azula manipulates Zuko into aiding her along with the Dae Li Agents Aang is forced to go into the avatar state meaning that he would have to let go of his attachment to Katara but just as he is about to do so Azula shots him in the back with lighting causing him to fall and also cutting of his ties with his past lives Katara manages to save thme and are saved by Iroh who holds off the others so she and Aang can get away

9 Gang Wars - Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids

After Fernando is killed while trying to save his brother while trying to prevent a gang war, the next day Fat Albert and the gang unveil the new park which they named after Fernando in honor of his memory and Fat Albert delivers a heartfelt speech that Fernando was suppose to give in the speech he mentions how Fernando joked about he wouldn't forget them when he became famous and now they won't forget about him and his courage of trying to stop a gang war.

Mah bruddah Tito!

10 Aftershock - Teen Titans
The Contenders
11 Rose's Scabbard - Steven Universe

I thought this was the saddest episode so far...

12 Come Along with Me - Adventure Time

If you want to get into this cartoon please watch only the first 6 seasons because the miniseries mi-stakes turned it into mis-adventure time.a marceline who's got a heartbeat isn't the marceline I knew and fell in love with.

It was a good show

The end of a saga.

gosh it's so sad it made me cry

13 Kenny Dies - South Park

It was hard to see Kenny go because he was my favorite character and he had died so many times before.

14 Homecoming - American Dragon Jake Long

A very touching ending Jake meets up with Rose after wishing that she had never been taken by the Huntsclan and of course erasing any memory she ever had of him their meeting is brief as Rose tells him that she is moving to Hong Kong with her parents meaning that she and Jake won't be able to see each other anymore.

15 Mother's Day - Rugrats

Just watch the episode I ain’t got time to explain!

16 Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future - Gravity Falls
17 Starcrushed - Star vs. The Forces Of Evil
18 Blue Cat Blues - Tom and Jerry

it just started great when tom and jerry were actually being friends for just one episode, then tom found a lovely cat to love and the cat loved him too, then when tom pushed her too hard (SPOILERS ALERT) butch fell in love with her and the cat which once loved tom then tom wasted his life on saving even his heart, tom drank a lot, then he makes an attempted suicide by drowning, but jerry saved him and then at his trail (when butch and that ONE CAT got married) after they got married tom was at the train he was extremely depressed, then jerry, feeling helpless trying to get tom happy again :'( got dumped on by his bf with a richer mouse, then jerry went with tom to commit suicide to end their beloved lifes by getting killed by a trail :'( NEVER FORGET!

I'm so glad I never watched that episode as a kid.

(train sorry for the spelling)

19 Life of Brian - Family Guy

The ending wasn't sad it was a happy ending that vinny became friends with Stewie, and Stewie will save Brian in a christmas episode one day.

20 The Bot - Wander Over Yonder
21 The Library - Avatar: The Last Airbender

Appa is taken away by sand benders. The episode ends with Aang shedding a tear with the loss of his bison.

22 The Titanium Ninja - Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Zane sacrifices himself to destroy the digital overlord perishing in the process. He was then honoured by the entire city for his sacrifice and the episode ends with a tinge of hope that he may still be alive

I think I have this episode somewhere.

I Hope Zane will come back.

I feel sorry for Zane.

23 Tales of Ba Sing Se - Avatar: The Last Airbender
24 So Long Spanky - Arthur
25 Meanwhile - Futurama
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