Saddest SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes

One of my better recent ideas. SpongeBob episodes that are really sad.
The Top Ten
1 Have You Seen This Snail?

Of course this episode would be at number 1. It's sad, heartbreaking, and painful. I cried so many times at this episode. And it seems the whole world did too.

This has a DOMINANT lead of 25% of the votes (highest I've ever seen) so sad, it shows how long they have been together and how Gary means way more to Spongebob than just his pet.

He drove away his pet snail and he feels terrible. Watching him look for his pet made me cry.

The song with photos of Gary was so sad, that it still makes this 18-year-old man cry...

2 Dumped

Hands down the worst pre movie episode. I found out my friend left me for college. I saw this episode and it just hit me out of nowhere. There is a difference between emotional and depressing. Yes, Have you seen this snail is the saddest spongebob episode, but it's more emotional than depressing. Yes it's pretty depressing because of Spongebobs constant mourning over Gary. But there are very charming moments as well. Dumped on the other hand is 1000000% DEPRESSING! SpongeBob crying while holding the soap was so sad I teared up until the ending. This is the most depressing episode of the show. Is one of the worst episodes on television history!

Patrick is a jerk in this episode

I couldn’t see a relationship of Patrick and Gary. Sure, they like each other, but Patrick’s clueless nature brings me thoughts of him forgetting to feed Gary (ANOTHER, “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SNAIL”). The fact that both #1 and #2 have a plot of Spongebob losing Gary, shows that not only is Gary Spongebob’s pet, but he is also his friend. Also, is Gary a she or he...

The Episode Is Terrible But Just Listen To The Daytime Drama Music Heigh Pitch I Couldn't Hold It In I Cried Like A Baby It Took Me Ages To Get Better I Hate The Episode But Spongebob Preached A Marvellous Piece.

3 Dying for Pie

Imagine spending time with someone when it's his/her last day on Earth, and somehow, you know it. (Yes, I know SpongeBob didn't die.)

The sadder undertones were more evident in this episode when you grow older, and as someone who has loved SpongeBob since a toddler, I now realize how depressing this episode truly can be. SpongeBob cries Squidward a sweater made of tears and does all these friendly things for his squid neighbor. Unfortunately, Squidward requested a pie made from a bomb factory in the meantime. Squidward built a wall in between the two when they watched the sunset, and Squidward begins to regret making the wall, thinking SpongeBob was dead.

This shows that deep down, Squidward actually sort of likes Spongebob.

Take live to the fullest because you never know when it will end

4 Grandma's Kisses

This episode shows that growing up sucks. Spongebob is convinced that he's too old to love the things that he loved as a kid. But the lesson is you don't have to grow up fully.

It's sad because of how this hits on a personal level. Growing up is painful and so is losing your childhood

This one makes me sad

5 Welcome to the Chum Bucket

This should be #1. Not only is it sad in general, it also shows that Mr. Krabs doesn't just care about money. This grill is not a home is also my favorite sad Spongebob song.

This is literally the most thought of so duh.

I almost cried

It was sad that plankton separated Mr Krabs and spongebob and the song its just a grill is a really emotional song

6 Fools in April

This episode... where do I begin on this one? Okay, this one starts off lighthearted when SpongeBob makes mundane yet quite funny pranks. Squidward gets tired of it pretty quickly and makes a prank of his own that would inflict SpongeBob much harm. After that prank, SpongeBob falls into a depression where he refuses anyone’s contact. The people of Bikini Bottom were irrefutably upset at Squidward, and left the Krusty Krab. Squidward does end up regretting it after seeing how much pandemonium he set up, and all the painful traces. He then tries to apologize to SpongeBob, only to find out in the end that he (SpongeBob) had been staging his depression this whole time, when he had finally apologized.

7 Christmas Who?
8 Nature Pants

It's pretty disturbing to see Patrick have a mental breakdown and try to hurt Spongebob. It's made even more disturbing with the music box theme in the background. It's a side of Patrick we rarely see.

This episode shows how much spongebob's friendship means to Patrick. Without it, Patrick is lost and his sadness causes him to go insane. This shows Spongebob means the world to him.

9 My Pretty Seahorse
10 Hello Bikini Bottom
The Contenders
11 Stuck in the Wringer
12 Mid Life Crustacean

This episode is so sad it hurts about how real it is in real life

13 Mimic Madness
14 Are You Happy Now?

Should be No.1
Squidward tried to end his life.

It's sad, but not in a good way

15 All That Glitters

Sure people find this episode annoying too because of Spongebob crying most of the episode, but I wasn't bothered from it at all. I don't dislike any Spongebob episode. Is that a sin? People can have different opinions.

This episode very effectively gave emotional weight to the spatula

16 New Leaf
17 Texas
18 The Original Fry Cook
19 SpongeBob, You're Fired
20 Band Geeks

crash z band

21 Patrick SmartPants
22 One Coarse Meal

Plankton gets driven to suicide when he does nothing wrong... Nobody sympathizes with him... He becomes mental and extremely depressed... And Mr. Krabs gets away with all this... You really need to feel sorry for poor Plankton.

23 Rock a Bye Bivalve

This episode in general isn't the saddest, but when Junior the scallop flies away it can get sad. But it can be even sadder in To Love a Patty when Spongebob kills the scallops that try to eat the Krabby Patty. He probably killed Junior.

"He probably killed Junior."

Junior doesn't like Krabby Patties, though.

24 Ripped Pants
25 Help Wanted

I like nostalgia, but it is very powerful, especially in this case.

This is the first episode ever made on this show

How is that sad

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