Top 10 Saddest Cartoon Show Episodes

The Top Ten
1 Jurassic Bark - Futurama

I thought this was the saddest thing I've ever seen... until I read a story about a real life dog who did the same thing!

I sobbed my ' heart out on this episode.I mean the worst part is when he smashes the machine saying "Seymour would have forgotten about me",then it cuts to flashbacks of Seymour waiting there,in the same spot,waiting for fry every single day.and it makes me cry even more because I'm a dog lover...I'm sensitive to sad dog episodes.

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

This is the only cartoon that has ever made me tear up aside from the beginning of UP

2 Have You Seen This Snail? - SpongeBob SquarePants

I can't watch this episode because I lost a cat this way, and he never came back, I was in a bad mood when I let him out, I cry everyday because of it.

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!

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.

This episode will strike a massive nerve in people who's had pets run away.

3 Mother Simpson - The Simpsons

The music at the end makes it really hard for your eyes to stay dry

One of the most powerful endings to a show I have ever seen.

They force the sadness way far down your throat.

Mother says that homer always had a mother

4 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...

This episode was really deep. The song included in it made it even sadder. I recommend people who haven't watched it to watch it. Both Marceline and the Ice King/Simon have really sad backstories.

Ok does anybody else think ice king has mental disorder

Ugh this episode was so sad :'(

5 Tales of Ba Sing Se - Avatar: The Last Airbender

The scene was incredibly real, and relatable.

I cry so much in this show it’s unhealthy.

Leaves from the wine... falling so slow...

Extremely powerful

6 Mother's Day - Rugrats

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

Not a very good episode for Mother's Day.

Very depressing Mother's Day episode

I cried at the poem part

7 Remembrance of Courage Past - Courage the Cowardly Dog

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.

at first this was sad but at the end the guy got beat up in space and geuss what THERE PARENTS THERE! that made me very confused

8 Kenny Dies - South Park

When I was ten, when I watched this episode, I almost cried. When Kenny came back at the end of season 6 I was extremely happy. And yes my parents let me watch the south park episodes that weren't extremely bad.

This is one of my favourite South Park episodes because it adds more layers to each of the main cast’s charcter, and we see how much they all care for each other (despite Cartman’s true intentions revealed at the end)

Why is this only #11. This seriously should be #1. Whoever did not cry even a little bit at this episode is heartless. Especially the fact that Kenny was a real person.

God this episode is so sad. It made me cry! But at least the ending is pretty funny.

9 Life of Brian - Family Guy

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

If Brian had stayed dead and not come back,this would have actually been sad

It is sad because of Brian’s last words

10 Pigeon Man - Hey, Arnold!

L am impressed by this episode.

This was pretty sad.

The Newcomers

? Double Danger - Jonny Quest
? Terror Island - Jonny Quest
The Contenders
11 Game of Tones - Futurama

A parody of HBO TV Series Game of Thrones.

12 Baby Doll - Batman: The Animated Series

Definitely sadder than Heart of ice.

This should have been higher.

13 Blood Brothers - Maidencartoons
14 The Luck of The Fryrish - Futurama

Here lies Philip J. Fry named for his uncle to carry on his spirit.

Excuse me while I go cry my eyes out

Don't you forget about me.

15 A Regular Epic Final Battle - Regular Show
16 How Long Is Forever? - Teen Titans

Sad episode. It discovers what happens when our beloved heroes disband. Robin is nightwing and a badass (as usual) Cyborg is old, weak, and lonely. Beastboy works at a circus, and Raven went insane. It's really sad and shows how important each character is to sticking the team together.

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

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

The first episode from Teen Titans

17 Weirdmageddon Part 3 - Gravity Falls

The ending is breathtaking and tragic. But summer lives on in our hearts. R.I.P. Gravity Falls.

Legit bro bros I almost cried too

Because of the ending!

I cried.

18 Yellowjacket - The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

What happened in this episode?

19 Aftershock - Teen Titans

Really sad. Terra fights against the titans, and they show her who they can be. Terra eventually turns on Slade and protects her friends, sacrificing herself to save the city. Heartbreaking

20 Pikachu’s Goodbye - Pokémon

Aw, Pikachu, baby... Let me pick you up and shower you with love and attention...

This is so overrated

21 Heart of Ice - Batman: The Animated Series
22 Storm in the Room - Steven Universe
23 Blue Cat Blues - Tom and Jerry

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

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

This is a very depressing and dark episode

How isn’t this 20? It should at least be in the top 5!

24 So Long Spanky - Arthur

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

25 Yuri and the Bear - We Bare Bears

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.

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