Top Ten Worst SpongeBob Episodes From Seasons 1, 2 and 3

NOW NOW PEOPLE before you hate about this list let me tell you I love seasons 1,2, and 3 of spongebob. But there are some episodes of spongebob that I just don't like so lets get started. One more thing the episode reef blower does not count because it does not feel like a episode so I will skip it.
The Top Ten
1 I'm With Stupid

If Mr. Enter hadn't torn this episode apart as well as he did, I would've given this a massive stupidity review. This is the episode to show that SpongeBob is literally dead at this point. The episode will do anything to have Patrick be part of the main cast, no matter how contrived it is or how much it goes against the world's rules. Patrick's stupid and dumb traits alone make it annoying, but it's emphasized by SpongeBob being flanderized to his worst and everyone else punishing him in unfair ways. There's also creepy duck faces and stupid jokes. It's the kind of episode where the more you think about it, the more pissed off you get at it.

The worst episode from seasons 1-3, but would be above average compared to the new ones. At least it isn't disgusting, and has some humor, and SpongeBob isn't annoying. Also, squidward is not getting all his dreams crushed. Seriously, in the new episodes, I just feel bad for Plankton, and hate this new over greedy Mr. Krabs, who doesn't do anything but talk about money, SpongeBob and patrick, who are stupid and annoying and aren't funny, and larry and sandy don't show up anymore. Also there is no entire toenails getting ripped off.

Yes, I'm glad this list was made. People would always just assume that spongebob seasons 1-3 are good. They probably never seen this episode, is one of the reasons why modern spongebob is hated because of Patrick being mean-spirited? Well, watch this episode to see old Patrick being a bully to poor spongebob. I mean, the episode is good until Patrick becomes a bully. He didn't even get punished for it. These unreal salty band geeks fans need to know that even their precious season 2 had some bad episodes. Grow up people!

Ok this episode, gary takes a bath, the great snail race, dumped, grandma's kisses, I was a teenage gary, party pooper pants, and the rest of the SpongeBob episodes that are known infamously for being duds all belong on this list, but let's be honest. grandma's kisses would've been okay if they removed patrick from the episode, removed the crying scene, and removed the last kick in the butt that squidward gives SpongeBob. The same with The Bully which would actually be a decent episode if the ending was removed, which almost made me cry when I first saw it. But before you even dare go read this list, there are episodes like Shanghaid (Patchy's only appearance in a good SpongeBob episode discounting the 2 Christmas specials), band geeks, and even help wanted. in addition to that there is The idiot box, and many others that make me think the creator of this list has a dvd playlist of one coarse meal, a paal for gary, SpongeBob you're fired, and per sitter pat. if I had to turn this ...more

2 Party Pooper Pants

Okay, I get enjoyment out of every single episode of the series from seasons 1-3. Even The Great Snail Race, which showed us a sneak peak of Gary's treatment in the new episodes about a decade early, I could still find enjoyable moments in that episode. However, I don't get any enjoyment out of this episode. There are barely any jokes worth a chuckle, the Patchy segments are boring and overstay their welcome, SpongeBob is really unlikable, and he gets arrested for no reason. I don't even like the song of the episode, and I consider that the highlight! This is honestly the only episode of the pre-movie era that I can't stand. That being said, this show was able to put out 60 episodes for its first 3 seasons, and I only truly disliked one of them. That's pretty impressive if you ask me.

Why am I not surprised that the cops arrested spongebob? They sent Sandy to jail all because she was "naked" I say it like that because she wasn't fully naked and also we see a lot of fish with no clothes on. They really need to get new cops

It could have been better if the police would leave SpongeBob alone.

This is one of my favorite ones, but the police in the end just ruin it.

3 The Great Snail Race

This was the worst season 3 episode. Well, it's only OKAY. Not bad, not good, it was okay. There isn't much episodes like this in seasons 1-3, but I just chose my least favorite. The plot was done before, Sandy was an ass for no good reason, (and no, she didn't see Spongebob being a jerk, she just kicked him for no apparent reason) and it just wasn't that great. Also, whoever put Band Geeks on here, take it off. NOW. I'm not trying to be mean, but he or she either have no good taste, or they never saw it before. Band Geeks is one of the best Spongebob episodes EVER. If not, one of the best examples of animation I ever saw. Same with Culture Shock, Krusty Krab Training Video, and Idiot Box. Also, I'm With Stupid, and MANY others. Anyways, this just wasn't a very good episode. This is my ONLY complaint about season 3.

4 Dumped

This episode was incredibly mean-spirited and cruel, all for a cookie! Also it's just way too sappy, the writers contistly try to make it emotional, but after watching the ending, I can only find myself hate this episode. Score: stupid and cruel
Sign, LuxrayVision.

Should be #1. SpongeBob didn't deserve this. I'm honestly fine with emotional episodes, and Patrick being a jerk sometimes, but THIS was probably the worst episode of the entire show, in my opinion.

I generally like most old spongebob episodes, but this one has to be the worst of them all. It involves Gary running away from Spongebob all for a dumb cookie.

This is a terrible episode! I really felt bad for Spongebob and Patrick was just cruel. I hope to never watch it again.

5 Culture Shock

The episode name is inaccurate.
Culture shock is the feeling you have when you visit a new culture.
How does this episode connect to culture?
I mean, learning about what other people do is sort of like it, but not for real!
And then what does the dance in Squidward live even mean?
It's abstract!

This was one of the early episodes of which foreshadowed the stupidity and mean-spirited actions to Squidward that would come in more recent episodes. Getting that out of the way, it was just nonsense and wasn't memorable.

This episode is not all that good, SpongeBob gets a bit annoying, the concert plot ends up being stupid and contrived, and SpongeBob mopping the floor!? Well, it's about as exciting as watching grass grow! Score: not worth watching. Sign, LuxrayVision.

6 Wormy

The close up ruined the episode for me. And I mean RUINED it for new. I never saw the episode again and guess how old I am. 16 going on 17. Call me crazy, but the real people who are crazy are the ones who allowed the idea of having a closeup of one cute little butterfly be something you'd see in a David Cronenberg film. This is my least favorite episode of all time, right next to "A Pal for Gary".

When I saw this episode as a kid, I felt traumatized by the zoomed in bug face. Everybody I new called me a baby because of this, but I will never get over that scene, even if I'm an adult. What I wanna know is why the writers thought that image would be kid friendly? AND show periodically? Sorry guys, but this scene alone just ruined the episode for me. Just my opinion.

I never really liked this episode. It is not horrible, but not fantastic. I don't hate it, but I don't love it. To me, it is only okay.

Of course, this is only my opinion, and should not be taken seriously.

Who is hating on Wormy? I love this episode! I guess only people who hate worms don't like this, but that is no reason to really dislike it.

7 Gary Takes a Bath

This episode was almost banned in USA because (u know why) it is banned in Australia. It's partner episode was banned both places to.

The part with the subliminal messages girl was CREEPY! It was so creepy it was banned in the UK (fact). But everything else is good

This episode was banned in Australia and the UK, because of the inappropriate thing Spongebob said.

This was one of my favorite episodes, about Gary trying to avoid a bath.

8 Pickles

I hate bubble bass, because he is so such a big jerk. Did you see what he did to Squidward? He is so rude and impolite. In fact, the only reason I
Really dislike this episode all because of Bubblebass being mean, selfish, and a big dimwit.

Zzz... Zz... Oh! I'm sorry, but this episode was so boring! The jokes go on forever, the conflict is so contrived and character derailment is stupid. Score: not worth watching.
Sign, LuxrayVision.

I hate how Bubble Bass put the pickles under his tongue so he would not be able to taste them.

9 I Was a Teenage Gary

This episode, I don't mind that much, but Squidward had a responsibility to take care of Gary, and he doesn't do it. He doesn't even get punished for doing so. And those needles near the end of the episode. Oh, gosh.

Not that this is a bad episode but it should be top 5 of this list. Definitely one of the weakest, if not the weakest episode of season 1. Still much better than most recent episodes though.

That should be banned because of the transformation and the ending if Nickelodeon does not ban that episode tell them to do it right now and never show again!

SpongeBob transforms a snail, this is disturbing.

10 The Paper

A contrived and boring plot that feels close to a squidward torture episode (note I can't use bad or foul language, because I choose to and it can't even process more mild words) score: I don't care!
Sign, LuxrayVision.

This episode isn't stinks! This is a Classic!

I loved this episode what's it doing here?

The Contenders
11 The Smoking Peanut
12 Krabby Land

I think this episode is kind of boring, but who put Band Geeks (best episode ever) on here?!

I loved the references to amusement parks, although the SpongeBob abuse was a bit harsh.

13 Ripped Pants

True, the joke gets a bit tiresome towards the end, but the amazing song makes up for it.

I mean come on it is bad! They forgive him just for singing song!

Hate it. So boring and I don't even like the song

14 The Sponge Who Could Fly

When I was a kid, I always liked this episode...But nowadays, I can see it's major flaws, not that it was all horrible, but there were some points that really got to me. Everyone makes fun of SpongeBob for chasing his dreams, then they Chase him off a cliff for no real reason to be angry, then when he finally achieves his dream, everyone demands favors from him, one of them stating that he "owed them favors", and when they shoot him down for once again trying to achieve his dream, they only feel sorry for his pants.
Sorry for this being so long, just wanted to get it off my chest. Seriously though, I don't like this episode.

I do NOT like this episode, mostly because of the background fish. For example, they chase down SpongeBob only because he's being a dreamer. The only time they notice him is when he starts flying, and then they start asking SpongeBob to do things they could easily do THEMSELVES! When he doesn't obey THEIR dreams, guess what? They chase him down. And they try to KILL him. Yes, SpongeBob is flying in the air with his inflatable pants, and they try to pop the pants. When they finally are successful, they look like they've done something horrible. You'd probably think, "Oh, they're gonna run up to Sponge and realize their mistake." Nope. NOT AT ALL. Instead, they hold a funeral for the pants. The PANTS. And they don't care about SpongeBob, and all the unnecessary deeds he did for them. They just leave him there. There is NO apology afterwards. Actually, when SpongeBob flies with the jellyfish, we see everyone cry over his pants. No, just no. If it weren't for the Patchy segments, I ...more

I've never understood why the other fish wanna get rid of SpongeBob just because he's a dreamer. And when they finally want him, that just use him as basically a servant to their normal every day tasks because they're too lazy to do them themselves. I've almost never liked this episode and I never will.

I hate how mean-spirited everyone is to SpongeBob. Chasing him because he's pursuing his dreams, for example. It's my least favorite episode of SpongeBob before 2005.

15 Grandma's Kisses

Squidward probably forgot in this episode that his Grandmother gave him soap (Two faces of Squidward).

Squidward and the other fish were such a jerk in this episode.

Those annoying tiggers who were laughing at SpongeBob in this episode should all get hanged in coral trees.

16 Krab Borg

He is obviously NOT A ROBOT,
He was listening to a song he liked and told the radio station to play it again

17 Ugh

I liked it. But they really should of been able to talk. Long story short I could write a better story for lots of bad SpongeBob episodes. Eg. For this one it should go like this: plot: this episode takes place before land creatures. Many fish (all side characters and Mr. Krabs) plan to pioneer onto land (this is evolution). SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward want to go on land but a current sweeps them away to a strange part of the ocean. To get back home they must make the journey back. There could be prehistoric aquatic creatures. Megaladon or even better. It would be nerdy but awesome. This could be a one hour special. Now back home, mr.Krabs plans on opening a restaurant on the surface (the krusty crab) but he trips on land and his dime goes into the water, floating away. He goes searching for it and meets up with SpongeBob and the gang. Now they all must get home. Mr.Krabs finds his dime and keeps it, which explains where he got his giant old dime in that one episode. So that's ...more

SpongeBob should just stop making specials. This is where the bad specials start. Ill think of 1 good special. Lets see, lets go with Christmas Who, but the recent specials, koff SpongeBob you're Fired koff, are just terrible.

I found this episode to be kind of boring to be honest. There was barely any good jokes and the only good part of the episode was when the robot and caveman were sining "When Worlds Collide."

This is a ok episode but not very good, season 2 was good, season 4 was also good season 7 was the worst, and season 9 is good too.

18 Jellyfishing

The first true "Squidward Torture Porn" in the series. We see Patrick blow steaming hot soup onto Squidward's bandaged face several times, Patrick stabbing Squidward's hand with a jellyfishing net, and SpongeBob and Patrick take Squidward jellyfishing, despite the fact that Squidward doesn't want to go jellyfishing, and he's recovering from a serious injury! I know SpongeBob and Patrick aren't very smart, and they wanted to do good for Squidward. But this doesn't change the facts that some parts of the episode are painful to watch. That said, I still would rather watch this episode over the most of the garbage that the show spewed out in seasons 6 & 7.

I detest this episode. The first time a jellyfish flew into Squidward's mouth, it was okay because he was paying for what he did. But the torture just goes ON AND ON! He swallows a jellyfish, gets stung, gets his tentacles tangled, crashes his bicycle off a cliff, gets burned three times, gets his hand skewered, and gets stung by a giant jellyfish. Jeez! Isn't this a bit harsh? Also, I hate the firmly grasp it line. Why does everyone love it so much?

I don't know how Patrick knows what Christmas is because... This is before "Christmas Who" I call this episode a Squidward Karma Trip. I think he slightly deserves it. But only slightly. But there has to be someone else that sees the "FIRMLY GRASP IT" was just Patrick being an idiot and was supposed to be a joke. At least it's not a toenail getting ripped off.

I know this is a sqiidward torture episode but at least I this episode they have a reason to not understand squidward because he can't talk. In new episodes they have no reason for not realizing squidwards pain since he constantly tells them to go away.

A bad episode but better than new squidward torture episodes.

19 Reef Blowers

Compared to the other episodes on this list, I would like to point out: this is a season 1 episode. No dialogue is used. It's supposed to be a slapstick episodes, but I just don't get it.

I wasn't quite sure what was wrong when I played this episode.
I realized it was a 5 minutes long episode about the reef blowers, which were never used AGAIN, until squidville.

OK, I don't hate it, but it's just boring. But it's a heck of a lot better than most of the post-2005 episodes.

The episode had no dialogue because the sound equipment was broken.

20 Bubble Buddy

Spongebob inconveniences several people for a bubble, making him unlikable.
The citizens of Bikini Bottom continue to try and pop bubble buddy, even after Spongebob's speech, making them unlikable.
Bubble Buddy was alive the whole time, meaning he willingly let a man DIE, making him unlikable.
Notice a theme here? Such an unlikable episode.

I love this episode, I actually don't think any episodes from seasons 1-3 are bad except for Grandma's Kisses... Blech. I don't get how you could hate this episode.

No other episode is worse than this episode! Pearl was as annoying as hell and no good reason for her hatred for bubblebuddy because look I mean who cries when their dirt is washed off and she should be happy instead

This was the WORST SpongeBob episode EVER in my opinion because bubblebuddy was supposed to be nice instead! Howemore than this onever the ending was better when bubblebuddy came to life! I don't hate any other episode

21 My Pretty Seahorse
22 Artist Unknown

Squidward was so cruel

23 Squeaky Boots
24 Hooky

This episode's fall from grace is the ending. I know that they were punished for their misdeeds, but not only is this going too far, but SpongeBob already promised that he would not ride hooks again, and not telling off Krabs or the like, so the whole darn thing was unnecessary. Also, let's think about earlier in the episode when SpongeBob was not at work, and they were doing horribly without him. We don't see Mr. Krabs tell SpongeBob that the whole thing was staged, and that he was not really fired. He instead laughs at SpongeBob streaking in psychological agony, thinking that he is fired. If so, than they would probably have the same problem they had before because he didn't know that it was a prank. If he was told of what happened and vowed to never again ride hooks, a la Life of Crime, and end on Patrick in the tuna can, this ending could have been saved. But, no. We get a painful ending to an episode that had much good going for it.

That ending was terrible! SpongeBob promised not to go near hooks, but NO! Mr Krabs will not listen! I only felt bad for SpongeBob in this episode, but Patrick to be honest kinda deserved it, because obviously it was his idea.

You called this a great ending it looks more like a terrible hateful ending
Worst episode of season 1 ever no wait! I was teenage Gary was bad
Pearl and her stupid friends mr Krabs and squiward are in big trouble someone has to punish them for doing this to SpongeBob and patrick

The ending was not great what are they thinking you will be sorry mr Krabs!

25 Nature Pants

To be honest, I love ALL of the pre movie episodes, but if I had to choose one this would be it. I'm surprised they could make a mediocre episode about this plot:

"SpongeBob likes jellyfish so much he wants to go live with them"

What were they thinking?

This episode is good, but one of the more weaker episodes of season 1

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