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.

No words can describe how much I cried like a big baby during this episode.

Best Season 4 Spongebob Episode

I cried all the way through.

2 Dumped

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.

Patrick is a jerk in this episode

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!

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...

3 Welcome to the Chum Bucket

This is literally the most thought of so duh.

I almost cried

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.

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

4 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.

5 Dying for Pie

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

The countdown at the sunset is heartbreaking.

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 is sad but it’s too non-serious to cry for

6 My Pretty Seahorse
7 Grandma's Kisses

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

8 Stuck in the Wringer Stuck in the Wringer
9 New Leaf
10 All That Glitters All That Glitters

This episode very effectively gave emotional weight to the spatula

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.

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The Contenders

11 Are You Happy Now?

It's sad, but not in a good way

12 Christmas Who?
13 Texas
14 The Original Fry Cook
15 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. - KalloFox34

16 SpongeBob, You're Fired
17 Fools in April 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.

18 The Splinter The Splinter


19 Patrick SmartPants
20 Whale of a Birthday
21 Ripped Pants Ripped Pants
22 Help Wanted Help Wanted

How is that sad

23 Krusty Krab Training Video Krusty Krab Training Video


24 WhoBob WhatPants?
25 Band Geeks Band Geeks


26 Mimic Madness Mimic Madness
27 Mid Life Crustacean

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

28 A Pal for Gary A Pal for Gary

"A Pal for Gary" should be in at least top ten

Should be in Top Ten

29 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.

30 Naughty Nautical Neighbors Naughty Nautical Neighbors
31 No Nose Knows
32 Food Con Castaways Food Con Castaways
33 Squeaky Boots
34 Goo Goo Gas
35 Krusty Towers
36 Patty Hype
37 Shell Shocked Shell Shocked
38 Home Sweet Pineapple Home Sweet Pineapple
39 Valentine’s Day
40 Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost


41 The Paper The Paper

Watching this as a child I never realized how sad this was. Just watch it again and think about it.

42 Appointment TV

Watching Spongebob get all excited to watch the new Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, only to be derailed by various tasks the characters asks him to do causing him to miss it and watching his DVR and house get destroyed to malign Spongebob cry rugged at my heart strings

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List Stats

200 votes
44 listings
3 years, 138 days old

Top Remixes

1. Dumped
2. Welcome to the Chum Bucket
3. Have You Seen This Snail?
1. Have You Seen This Snail?
2. Dumped
3. Stuck in the Wringer


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