Top Ten Saddest Cartoon Show Episodes

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The saddest episodes cartoons have ever shown us.
Rule: DO NOT ADD LIFE OF BRIAN ON HERE! IT IS NOT SAD, IT IS SADISTIC!

The Top Ten

1 Jurassic Bark - Futurama

I won't forget this episode. I love Futurama but this episode is so depressing. No spoilers - Jonerman

If you don't cry watching this episode, something is wrong with you!

I know I'm going to hell for saying this, but this episode actually didn't make me cry. My heart is made of stone, but that stone is fairly weak. Only S-classed heartwarming (Tear Jerking) grades of depression can make me cry (at least as of now). This was only A-classed depression. (And yes, you may kill me if you manage to find me irl)
-WitherSpace

2 I Remember You - Adventure Time

Total trauma. Marceline is the love of my life and when she cries I cry too. Probably she lost her human mother during the war, and where was her demon father? In the nightosphere maybe? How did he have the guts to forsake such a cutie?!? Simon took care of her and that stupid crown ruined everything... I've happened so many times to cry during animated series and movies but this is the thing that damadged me the most even from the physical point of view, I feel bad for 2 days if someone mentions some lyrics of that song at the end. I'm Italian and watch adventure time on boing (not on Cartoon Network because it's pay per view) and the next time this channel airs my trauma I'll unplug my T.V.. My lovely, cute and absolutely important little baby marcy is in my heart and will always be there, she deserves so much love...

I love this show so much. - MabelPinesJessieJ

Ugh this episode was so sad :'(

3 Have You Seen This Snail? - SpongeBob SquarePants

A lot of people say the episode Dumped is sad but that one just had a plot twist at the end because Gary just wanted a cookie but in this one, Gary actually left, there was a sad song, SpongeBob put papers literally everywhere! - Pixtol

You know this one was sad it made me cry a little A LITTLE!

Before this episode, kids like me were laughing all the time with spongbob. But then the creators hit us with this tear jerker. And Gary's song is the saddest song ever used in a cartoon. Period.

I cried every time I think about it

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4 Mother Simpson - The Simpsons

They force the sadness way far down your throat.

Mother says that homer always had a mother

Homer cries about his mother leaving him.

Excuse me while I go cry in a sink

5 Pigeon Man - Hey, Arnold! V 1 Comment
6 Tales of Ba Sing Se - Avatar: The Last Airbender

The scene was incredibly real, and relatable.

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7 Game of Tones - Futurama V 1 Comment
8 Remembrance of Courage Past - Courage the Cowardly Dog

This actually made me cry! It's way sadder than Have You Seen This Snail? ! Gary was being neglected by SpongeBob! If I were Gary, I'd turn myself into a no-kill shelter so I could find a better home. And Courage the Cowardly Dog is tons better than SpongeBob!

Shut up, just shut up. Courage is an amazing show and I love it so much but it will never pass the level of SpongeBob - Pixtol

It was so sad when Courage's parents got sent to space and all Courage could do was watch helplessly as the rocket was being launched. Thank God Muriel took Courage in. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The episode is so sad that it puts Angel Beats! and Clannad to shame. We will always remember Courage's parents. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 Baby Doll - Batman: The Animated Series

Not nearly as sad as Heart of Ice or Two-Face. - BeatlesFan1964

This should have been higher.

Heart of Ice was sadder - MJfan119

10 Mother's Day - Rugrats

Very depressing Mother's Day episode

Not only the mother but also Chucky died too.(In that theory).

I cried at the poem part - MJfan119

I remember this... sad - Pixtol

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The Newcomers

? The Perfect Pear - My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Seriously, based on the Apple siblings' parents' heartbreaking love story before they died, this puts even Amending Fences and Tanks for the Memories to shame! That song from Pear Butter to Bright Mac "You're in My Head Like a Catchy Song" is especially a big tearjerker. :'( - TylertheTitan

? Off Colors - Steven Universe

Spoiler - Lars dies after his own sacrifice

At least Lars comes back

The Contenders

11 Yellowjacket - The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

What happened in this episode?

Hank supposedly gets killed by a costumed figure named Yellowjacket who is going around killing super villains. Wasp goes to great lengths to have her revenge, until she finds out that Yellowjacket is actually Hank, who was severely mentally damaged in the incident in which he appeared to have been killed. Wasp tries to prove this to the others, but they don't realize until she takes his mask off. At the end, Hank returns to the team as Yellowjacket and he and Wasp decide to be just friends from now on. This episode deals with how a mental disorder can destroy a relationship, and the true pain of it as shown in Wasp, and this single element is one of the saddest things I've seen on television. - LordofGeek

12 How Long Is Forever? - Teen Titans

Should be higher. The first episode of Teen Titans that I watched and it was a pretty dark episode to start with. When Starfire saw a broken down, old version of Cyborg, I almost shed a tear. Great episode with a nice message

Guys there's this dude who keeps saying "What is the plot" or "what happened in this episode" Dude can you just watch it yourself without bugging people

Old Cyborg, I could live with. But old Raven and old Beast Boy really got to me. At least Robin became a total badass. - BeatlesFan1964

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13 The Luck of The Fryrish - Futurama

Excuse me while I go cry my eyes out

14 Feed the Kitty - The Bugs Bunny Show
15 So Long Spanky - Arthur

This episode reminds me how I felt when my dog died from cancer

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16 Blue Cat Blues - Tom and Jerry

This is a very depressing and dark episode

Tom and Jerry succeed in suicide. And this is a kid's show?

This episode was so depressing. I think I know suicide now and people need to learn too.

17 A Tale of Two Stans - Gravity Falls V 1 Comment
18 Life of Brian - Family Guy

This episode was sad... because it was so awful! Man, this episode is terrible!

19 Weirdmageddon Part 3 - Gravity Falls

Because of the ending! - PeeledBanana

Awesome! - MabelPinesJessieJ

20 Rose of Noonvale - Redwall

Rose of Noonvale, the last episode of the Redwall T.V. series, was also the saddest episode in my opinion. Rest in peace, Rose. That was the saddest ending to any T.V. series I've ever seen, especially since it's supposed to be for younger viewers (unlike the books).

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1. Have You Seen This Snail? - SpongeBob SquarePants
2. Rose of Noonvale - Redwall
3. Feed the Kitty - The Bugs Bunny Show
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1. Game of Tones - Futurama
2. Jurassic Bark - Futurama
3. Mother's Day - Rugrats
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1. I Remember You - Adventure Time
2. Jurassic Bark - Futurama
3. Mother Simpson - The Simpsons
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