Top Ten Saddest Cartoon Show Episodes

LordofGeek
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

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.

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...

Ugh this episode was so sad :'(

I love this show so much. - MabelPinesJessieJ

3 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

4 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.

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5 Pigeon Man - Hey, Arnold! V 1 Comment
6 Game of Tones - Futurama

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

What is the plot?

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

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.

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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!

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 uncontrollably

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

9 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

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10 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

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 So Long Spanky - Arthur

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

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15 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 - yk1ll3r

16 Kenny Dies - South Park

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

A very sad episode it is Matt stones and Treyd parker's best episode

17 Life of Brian - Family Guy

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

18 Feed the Kitty - The Bugs Bunny Show

so sad

19 Weirdmageddon Part 3 - Gravity Falls

Because of the ending! - PeeledBanana

Awesome! - MabelPinesJessieJ

I cried. - Miauzer

20 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.

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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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