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?

Not any kind of adventure into Spongebob's mischief, but his mistakes. This episode reflects that you must pay attention to the people you love as they will lose attention towards you if you don't.

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

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!

3 Welcome to the Chum Bucket

Was sad too because plankton forced spongebob to work to the chum bucket then they made a sad song with spongebob and mr krabs too when there were sepreate ways.

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 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...

4 Dying for Pie

Seeing Squidward's intensive care towards Spongebob and Spongebob's total unawareness of the situation is absolutely unbearable as a viewer. Nevertheless, the writers did a good job of finishing and twisting the plot in a comical way at the end of the episode which made me laugh hysterically in an otherwise dark, eye-opening, and saddening chapter of Spongebob Squarepants.

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.

5 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.

That was sad when spongebob left home to live with the jellyfish and thought he was a jellyfish

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.

7 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.

8 Texas
9 My Pretty Seahorse
10 Are You Happy Now?

Those Squidward Torture episodes were bound to amount to something eventually, and this was what it was. Take care of yourself Squidward, because this was absolutely saddening to watch.

Squidward literally tried to kill himself. Should be higher.

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

The Contenders
11 Stuck in the Wringer
12 SpongeBob, You're Fired
13 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

14 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.

15 New Leaf
16 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.

17 Christmas Who?
18 The Original Fry Cook
19 Band Geeks
20 Patrick SmartPants
21 Mimic Madness
22 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

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.

24 Ripped Pants
25 WhoBob WhatPants?
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