Top Ten Saddest Cartoon Show EpisodesLordofGeek 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
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 cried for like a minute after this
I hate you, WitherspaceV 2 Comments
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...
Ugh this episode was so sad :'(
I love this show so much. - MabelPinesJessieJ
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!
You know this one was sad it made me cry a little A LITTLE!
This episode will strike a massive nerve in people who's had pets run away.
This episodes made me cry a lotV 8 Comments
The music at the end makes it really hard for your eyes to stay dry
They force the sadness way far down your throat.
Mother says that homer always had a mother
Excuse me while I go cry in a sinkV 1 Comment
This was pretty sad.
What happened in this episode? And who spelled "thrones" wrong? - Miauzer
What is the plot?
Although Jurassic Bark and Have You Seen This Snail were one of the saddest episodes, Remembrance of Courage's Past made me cry for 4 hours straight. This is heartbreaking that Courage's parents, when he was young, get taken away by the vet, and while Courage tried saving them, he went through the vent amd hopelessly watched his parents get launched to space. But luckily, Muriel came in and helped Courage out of bondage. In the meantime, Muriel and Eustace were going to get launched into space. But this time, Courage helped them just in time. And the vet got launched instead. And it ends with all the dogs that he sent were tougher and stronger, and it even shows their parents still alive, and they beat the vet up. This episode shows you that there is bad and good people in the world. The bad is the vet and the good is Muriel. This lines up to my top 3 favorite episodes and Courage is my favorite show. They put the best to the (second) last episode.
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!
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
He was just a puppy sobs uncontrollablyV 1 Comment
The scene was incredibly real, and relatable.
What happen in this episode?
Leaves from the wine... falling so slow...
A VERY SAD EPISODE. Especially Uncle Iroh's.V 2 Comments
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... sadV 4 Comments
Not nearly as sad as Heart of Ice or Two-Face. - BeatlesFan1964
Definitely sadder than Heart of ice.
This should have been higher.
Heart of Ice was sadder - MJfan119
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
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
What is the Plot?V 1 Comment
Excuse me while I go cry my eyes out
This episode reminds me how I felt when my dog died from cancer
Poor bird :. (
God this episode is so sad. It made me cry! But at least the ending is pretty funny.
One of the only episodes of South Park that isn't comedy gold but sad
A very sad episode it is Matt stones and Treyd parker's best episode
The ending is breathtaking and tragic. But summer lives on in our hearts. R.I.P. Gravity Falls.
Because of the ending! - PeeledBanana
Legit bro bros I almost cried too
I cried. - MiauzerV 1 Comment
Ice Bear is my favorite cartoon character. This episode is so deep. It even hints that Ice Bears parents were KILLED by the hunters. And the ending made me tear up.
I teared up - yk1ll3r
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.
How isn’t this 20? It should at least be in the top 5! - AliciaMae
This episode was sad... because it was so awful! Man, this episode is terrible!
Love this episode so much. - MabelPinesJessieJ
As much as I love this episode I don't understand how it's sad?
The only Regular Show episode that made me cry.
I love this so much. - MabelPinesJessieJ
I loved this episode, really sad episode
This made me cry the my little ones song made me shed tears
When Richard started singing I was actually crying
What is the plot
Very tragic. - MabelPinesJessieJ
Sad that they have no birthdays 😑
This episode really stood out from the rest of the series. It's by far the most emotional episode in the entire Winnie The Pooh franchise, but it's one of the most clever at the same time. It's one of the many reasons Winnie The Pooh was so successful.
Kessie only made the series better.
So sad! I watched this episode at 4 AM on TeenNick on Christmas 2017. I cried so hard. That ending where the guy meets his daughter was so emotional!
Robin hugging his imaginative parents😢
It's over isn't it and the song after that made it sad
So sad deserves to be in top 10
Poor pill bug
Has anyone seen this? Come on guys! SPOILERS AHEAD: Zane sacrifises himself to save the lives of his brothers and friends, his brothers and friends were all helplessly calling for him to stop but he knew what was best, he had to destroy the Overlord or the Overlord's rain of terror would continue, he saved all of Ninjago, there were flashbacks of the moments he had with his father, his brothers, his friends, the best moments of his life while playing sad music and then he smiled with ice power all around him and then destroyed the Overlord and destroyed himself. Parts of his body (he's a robot so don't get grossed out) were all over the ground, his processer, parts of his human face. There was even a whole funeral at the end where they built a huge statue of him, the whole Ninjago's citizens were all there mourning his loss, Kai went up and said a speech at the end which is really sad.
Seriously?! 46? This shold to be at least in top 10 - Raluca47
The original one, not FIM one
Ugh, when I was little I cried every time this episode was on. My mom told me that the kitten ran away to his family. But no... I looked it up and the kitten got hit by a CAR. Then the chipmunks have a heartbreaking moment about their dead pet. If you ask me, its pretty depressing for a kid's show. Poor kitten. Its always so tragic when a pet dies.
Reminds me of Snowball the cat from the Simpsons
Saddest chipmunk episode that ever happend, poor kitty😢
Reminds me of Snowball the cat from the Simpsons
That was Father Dear Father
Sorry wrong item
How is Dinosaur Train sad! This is a terrible show! - cosmo
What happen in this episode?
This episode is not even sad
This episode shucks.
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).
This was one of my first episodes. Poor mabel...
How tragic. - MabelPinesJessieJ
What happend in this episode
Please stop hogging this list with "what happened in this episode" go watch it -_-
It's sad, because this is the worst SpongeBob episode ever. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Its sad because Plankton tried to commit suicide. - Catacorn
It's sad because Plankton almost killed himself
Too sad. - MabelPinesJessieJ
Everyone knows Teen Titans Go! Sucks but I hate this. Losing interest... - MabelPinesJessieJ
Starfire's Sister's Flashback
How is this sad?
Seriously, Moon Dancer breaking down into tears makes me cry just THINKING about it! :'( - TylertheTitan
I actually literally cried when I watched this episode
Just love this episode to death.
For some reason, this episode of SpongeBob makes me cry. - anonygirl
How is this not higher on the list? - PeeledBanana
Poor SpongeBob. They should add Sandy to remove the wringer from him
Spoiler - Lars dies after his own sacrifice
At least Lars comes back
This show is normally comedic, but this episode was actually quite sad. They took a parodic, comedic plot and made it sad. - DesiredUsernameTaken
That part with Mr. Cat explaining the concept of a funeral was especially sad.
How on earth did they make an episode about expired yogurt so sad? This show is genius.
I felt really bad for both Quack Quack and Mr. Cat.V 2 Comments
I'll Be Blue For You
Sorry that was Outlaw Star, not Outlaw Starwind
Gonzo' s toy baby chicken, Camilla, was found damaged by vacuume cleaner.
Gene Starwind (Outlaw Starwind): Gosh, I feel like crying.
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