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?

This was just a sad and emotional episode. Gary runs away from home (Thanks to Spongebob) Then moves to a different town Gary Come Home was in this episode what makes this episode so sad is that it reminds people how they would feel if they lost one of their own pets. It was probably the saddest thing in Spongebob history. It makes me cry every time and it makes me emotional and sad every time I think about it. One of the series best specials and episodes. I recommend you watch it if you haven't

Painful from start to nearly the end... because I had something like this plot happen to me several times it just drove a bigger nail home.

Have You Seen this sail? Is Just A Really Sad And emotional episode For Not Just The person that's watching I Watch this episode a lot when I was Younger now that I'm 19 still it's Heartbreaking That Gary Leaves Sponge Bob Because He Was Neglecting him

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.

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!

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 Dying for Pie

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.

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.)

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

The countdown at the sunset is heartbreaking.

4 Welcome to the Chum Bucket

It hurts as is, with the split of SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs which we all know at the time were very tightknitted, but it just resonates too well if you have separation anxiety...

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

5 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.

6 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

Growing up is the worst. Need I say more.

This one makes me sad

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 Are You Happy Now?

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

12 Stuck in the Wringer
13 SpongeBob, You're Fired
14 Mid Life Crustacean

It hurts how real everything of it is.

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

15 Home Sweet Pineapple

It goes from funny, to painful, to funny, to painful and it loops until the end which makes it a bit of a hard episode to endure.

I have no idea how this isn't higher.

16 Mimic Madness
17 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

18 New Leaf
19 A Pal for Gary

Should be in Top Ten

20 Texas
21 The Original Fry Cook
22 Band Geeks
23 Help Wanted

You know that Mr. Krabs could have actually died to to the literal tsunami of customers.

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

How is that sad

24 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.

25 Patrick SmartPants

Almost made me cry

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