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

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.

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.

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...

That was sad that gary wanted to live with patrick instead of spongebob over a cookie in his pants

3 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.

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 is literally the most thought of so duh.

I almost cried

4 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.

This episode shows that despite the annoyance SpongeBob causes Squidward, Squidward truly cared about SpongeBob. The part where the sun was going down as Squidward was crying not wanting him to die is truly heartbreaking. This episode needs to be at the top. There are other times that Squidward really did care about SpongeBob such as when he stood up for him in the pizza delivery, And when he dressed up as Santa to make him happy

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

The countdown at the sunset is heartbreaking.

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.

Growing up sucks bruh. When you grow up, you immediately miss your childhood.

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.

That was sad when squidward made spongebob cry with an april fools prank

8 Texas
9 My Pretty Seahorse
10 Stuck in the Wringer

The fish at the carnival in the episode are all such pure jerks and huge pains in themselves. They all wished badly upon SpongeBob SquarePants himself.

The Contenders
11 SpongeBob, You're Fired
12 Are You Happy Now?

Squidward literally tried to kill himself. Should be higher.

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

That was really sad when squidward got depressed in this episode and didn't have a happiest memory

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 Mimic Madness
21 Patrick SmartPants

Almost made me cry

22 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

23 Ripped Pants
24 WhoBob WhatPants?
25 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

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