Top Ten Saddest Cartoon Show Episodes

The saddest episodes cartoons have ever shown us.

The Top Ten

Jurassic Bark - Futurama

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

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

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

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.

Ugh this episode was so sad :'(

I love this show so much.

Mother Simpson - The Simpsons

Excuse me while I go cry in a sink

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.

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!

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.

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.

Tales of Ba Sing Se - Avatar: The Last Airbender

The scene was incredibly real, and relatable.

What happen in this episode?

Extremely powerful

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

Mother's Day - Rugrats

Not a very good episode for Mother's Day.

Very depressing Mother's Day episode

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

I cried at the poem part

Remembrance of Courage Past - Courage the Cowardly Dog

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

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.

Pigeon Man - Hey, Arnold!

This was pretty sad.

L am impressed by this episode.

Game of Tones - Futurama

What happened in this episode? And who spelled "thrones" wrong?

Its tones not thrones

A parody of HBO TV Series Game of Thrones.

Baby Doll - Batman: The Animated Series

Heart of Ice was sadder

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

Definitely sadder than Heart of ice.

This should have been higher.

The Newcomers

? Blood Brothers - Maidencartoons
? Farewell Master: Master Asia's Last Breath - Mobile Fighter G Gundam

The Contenders

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.

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

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

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.

Weirdmageddon Part 3 - Gravity Falls

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

Because of the ending!

Legit bro bros I almost cried too


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.

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.

One of the only episodes of South Park that isn't comedy gold but sad

So Long Spanky - Arthur

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

Poor bird :. (

Life of Brian - Family Guy

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

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

Only voting this because the author told me not to

It is sad because of Brian’s last words

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

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.

I teared up

Blue Cat Blues - Tom and Jerry

very sad should be No.1 no kidding I crying inside, how is a missing snail sadder then two animals commiting suicide!

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.

Arnold's Christmas - Hey Arnold

The part with Mr. Hyunh having his daughter taken away from him in Vietnam was sad.

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!

Feed the Kitty - The Bugs Bunny Show

so sad

I'm Eggscellent - Regular Show

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.

I loved this episode, really sad episode

The Hero - The Amazing World of Gumball

I remember when you were still little
My little ones
I was the giant who picked you up
When you fell down
And life was just one funny riddle
My little ones
We laughed every day as the world went around
I was the hero who tought you how to talk
I was the hero who tought you how to walk
And now you're no longer so little
My little ones
You'll see so much more than I will ever see
And though I'm just Dad, not a hero
My little ones
Being just dad's good enough for me

The song gets me every time I sobbed the first time I heard it

This made me cry the my little ones song made me shed tears

When Richard started singing I was actually crying

Appa's Lost Days - Avatar: The Last Airbender

Watching all of the stuff Appa had to go through to find Aang, and the horrible treatments he received was really difficult to watch.

This episode was so hard to watch I love Appa so much

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