Top 10 Saddest TV Show Episodes/Moments

I did not add any episodes of children's shows because there is already a list of the saddest Children's Shows episodes. However, if you want to add episodes of children's shows (Rugrats, SpongeBob, Blue's Clues, Lilo and Stitch, Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, etc.), then you can. But do not complain that this list does not contain episodes from Nickelodeon's, Cartoon Network's, Disney Channel's, PBS Kids', or Kids Blocks' TV shows. The same thing goes with animated adult shows like the Simpsons. Also, these are listed in ABC order, so not-so-sad items may be high on this list and vice versa. If you disagree with this list, then I still respect your opinion. However, if you think this is a terrible list, then please do not comment.

The Top Ten

1 Downtown Abbey: Lady Cybil Crawley Dies Downtown Abbey: Lady Cybil Crawley Dies
2 Glee: Cory Monteith Tribute

The saddest episode on T.V. history

3 Friends: The Last One Friends: The Last One
4 Full House: The Last Dance
5 Little House on the Prairie: Author! Author! Little House on the Prairie: Author! Author!
6 M*A*S*H*: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen M*A*S*H*: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

There are no words to describe the amount of guilt Hawkeye must have felt in this episode. It wasn't a chicken!

7 Newsradio: Bill Moves On
8 Futurama: The Jurassic Bark Futurama: The Jurassic Bark

My expectations for this episode was to make me laugh but instead it made me cry especially at the end

9 Rosanne: Into That Good Night (Series Finale) Rosanne: Into That Good Night (Series Finale)
10 The Office - Goodbye, Michael

I’d actually make the argument that Michaels last Dundies is more sad mainly because of the song that they sing for Michael

The Contenders

11 Scrubs: My Screw Up

Brendan Fraser dies. - anonygirl

12 How I Met Your Mother: Marshall's Father Death

Clearly the most heartbreaking moment of the entire series

13 The Sopranos: Adriana La Cerva Gets Murdered
14 Doctor Who: The End of Time Pt. 2
15 Hey Arnold!: Parent's Day Hey Arnold!: Parent's Day

It's so sad! Poor Arnold being an orphan and all. Then that jerk, Big Bob Pataki has to blab out, "orphan! " and make everything worse. Good on Helga for letting Arnold and his grandparents win. She rocks.

16 Game of Thrones - The Rains of Castamere
17 The Walking Dead - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be
18 Rugrats: Mother's Day

Did not mean to add that twice. Sorry! - anonygirl

19 SpongeBob: Welcome to the Chum Bucket
20 SpongeBob: Have You Seen This Snail

THE SADDEST EPISODE OF THe SEIRES and don't get me started on the song... I CRYED FROM THE EPISODE

21 Find Her, Keep Her: The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

This was a very sad episode... "You don't need me to tell you a bedtime story...
You don't need me for anything..."

This was the best - yet saddest episode of the series. Kessie was one of the best characters. :D

22 Star Wars Rebels: Twilight of the Apprentice
23 13 Reasons Why - Hannah's Suicide
24 Rugrats: The Mother's Day Special
25 Puella Magi Madoka Magica: My best friend

The end part just BROKE ME. Right there. In one second. - TwilightKitsune

26 Rugrats: Acorn Nuts and Diapey Butts Rugrats: Acorn Nuts and Diapey Butts
27 Scent Of Rose (Knight Rider)
28 American Horror Story: Orphans
29 Vampire Diaries: Elizabeth Forbes Dies

One of the saddest moments ever

30 Nagisa Furukawa dies - Clannad
31 Regular Show: Pops dies
32 Regular Show: 25 years of the park
33 Oz - Cyril O'Reilly's execution
34 Invisible Brad: Henry Danger
35 Cats, Girls and Spaceships: Outlaw Star
36 Lonely Pooch Planet, Baby: Space Dandy
37 Full House: Matchmaker Michelle
38 Pony Puppy - My Little Pony (1987)
39 Different Shade Of Pink - Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
40 Alf's Special Christmas
41 Arnold's Christmas - Hey Arnold! Arnold's Christmas - Hey Arnold!
42 Friends - Ross and Rachel breakup
43 Doomsday - Doctor Who
44 Haters Back Off - Season 1 Finale
45 Violet Evergarden - Loved Ones Will Always Watch Over You
46 Wilson's Heart - House M.D.
47 Vikings - All His Angels
48 Fresh Prince of Bel Air - Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse

This is the 24th episode of season 4 from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Will gets a visit from his father after a 14 year absence, after some time bonding Will decides he wants to go on a road trip with his father however Will is disappointed to learn that his father cancels the road trip for "business".

The entire episode builds up an emotional rollercoaster and finally lets you go in the final minute when will asks Uncle Phil "Why doesn't he want me man? ".

49 Astro Boy (2003) - Atlas Floating Off Into Space
50 The Walking Dead - The Calm Before
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Top Remixes

1. Downtown Abbey: Lady Cybil Crawley Dies
2. Friends: The Last One
3. Full House: The Last Dance


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