Worst Spongebob Pre Movie Episodes

The Top Ten
1 I'm With Stupid

This episode was still better than pretty much any episode from SpongeBob's dark era (Seasons 6-9A), it really wasn't that bad. Still, it can easily be called the worst pre-movie episode (tied with Party Pooper Pants) because of how unkind Patrick is to SpongeBob compared to other episodes, and with Party Pooper Pants, it's the opposite: SpongeBob is being unkind to Patrick.

Truthfully its really hard to vote on this list but everyone trashed this episode. I really don't like the way Patrick treats SpongeBob but its still really funny. My favorite is "But don't geniuses live in a lamp? " and "Look you got this note (shows music note) and you got a letter (shows actual letter B)! And I got this message from my parents! "

The fact this episode is surrounded by so much good (season 2) make this worse.
Patrick was a lovable friend in most of the season, spongebob was more mature, endings were never much of a problem then (except for the paper, that was really sad).
Speaking of which, WHAT IS WITH THE ENDING! If patrick's "parents" are able to write a letter and try to tutor their "son," how can they forget they don't have one? I have no idea why pieguyrulz called this a good episode.

This episode and Dumped are one of the first episodes in Pre Movie Spongebob that feature Patrick the selfish jerk like he was in Season 7 and 8. He starts to make fun of Spongebob and call him stupid when Spongebob is just trying to help his friend.

2 Dumped

Who gives a damn how patrick acts? It's a made up show without real characters, it exists to entertain people. If it doesn't entertain you it isn't a good episode, if it does it has reached its goal and it's a good episode. Its irrational to vote off of how the characters act because its funny when patricks an ass anyway and if you really feel that much empathy to an entity you know doesn't actually exist (SpongeBob) and want him treated fairly to the point where you loathe an episode where he isn't, I'm very sorry but get a life...

Tied with I'm With Stupid (which PieGuyRulz inexplicably rated as "good"), this is the absolute worst, least memorable, least funny, and most needlessly melodramatic episode of all of the first 3 seasons. Hell, even 70-80% of the episodes from Seasons 4 and 5 individually were better than this sorry excuse for an episode! The only thing remotely likable about this episode was Jerry, and I really think it's a shame that he never appeared in the show again.

I agree. This episode is extremely hard to watch. Spongebob's crying in this episode is forced and is unpleasant to both the viewer's eyes and ears. I recommend avoiding this episode.

Their is a modern episode similar to this. Which is when Gary ran away. The modern episode is better then this. That's pretty rare.

3 The Sponge Who Could Fly

Not gonna lie the only parts I like about this episode are the Patchy scenes. Like when he gets mad when he thought the lost episode was cheap walk cycles and when the kids tortured him on the playground. The episode itself is just one of those episodes where the townsfolk are hypocritical jerks. They bully Spongebob for having a dream yet they have dreams themselves.

So let me get this straight: the townspeople ridicule SpongeBob without remorse after it's revealed that he's trying to fly. And then when he can fly, suddenly he's obligated to do random favors for those same townspeople. So pretty much everyone who was insulting SpongeBob for trying to live out his dream suddenly feels the need to take advantage of this for their own personal gain? And they never get called out for this?!

Tl;dr. This episode is terrible. It's bad and you should feel bad while watching it.

4 I Was a Teenage Gary

I wasn't expecting a Season 1 episode to be bad. Anyway, this is my 100th least favourite SpongeBob episode, my least favourite in Season 1 and my third least favourite pre-movie episode. I don't like this episode and the only other bad episodes are Party Pooper Pants and The Great Snail Race, both are worse and from Season 3.

For those of you who like this episode, this episode is just grotesque and the ending is just... What!?

Why does Squidward set his mind on torturing Gary? Gary did nothing to him!

5 The Great Snail Race

All the other episodes on here have a redeeming quality to them. I'm With Stupid is extremely comedic, as well as showing Patrick as more of a pathetic person than a mean person in my opinion. Party Pooper Pants had some great visual jokes, as well as a decent story, and even My Life as a Teenage Gary had some entertaining moments. However, this episode is atrocious in every sense of the word. It is unfunny, cruel, gross, confusing, and includes the suffering of a character who cannot defend themselves. I feel revolted and annoyed anytime I see this episode, and I personally think it can be included as one of the worst Spongebob episodes of all time.

Words can't describe how unlikeable SpongeBob is in this episode. He acted as Gary's coach for the race, yet all he did was push Gary too hard that he ended up becoming tired at the race (the scene where Gary blows both his eyes out and cracks open his shell, and ends up crashing into a set of tires, even SpongeBob knew something bad happened to Gary.). Just all the torture that Gary went through in this episode is just unspeakable, possibly even more than A Pal For Gary, in my opinion. It's literally one of the worst pre-movie episodes, which is a shame because Season 3 is my favorite SpongeBob season.

6 Party Pooper Pants

It's not too bad but it's still a pretty gimmicky episode. SpongeBob's behavior gets really grating too, and there's not enough good jokes. It's my least favorite pre-movie episode, but I still like watching it for some reason and it does have that season 3 charm. I also liked that bit where Patchy's invitation gets ruined underwater, that was hilarious.

I just watched this. I hardly remember it and I can see why. It's easily among the worst if not the worst pre movie episode. There was a fair amount of decent jokes, but the characters were robotic and Spongebob was unbearable. The majority of the patchy segments were also cringe inducing.

SpongeBob is unlikable in this episode. He acts like a jerk, and he also got arrested for trying to break into his own home wearing a bunny costume. Although this isn't as bad as The Great Snail Race, it is still slightly worse than I Was A Teenage Gary.

7 Grandma's Kisses

The only thing I don't like about this episode was the ending where Squidward and all the Bikini Bottomites were laughing at SpongeBob outside his grandma's house. I mean, don't they got anything else to do other than ruin a heartwarming message about loving your grandparents? I honestly felt the ending would have been better if Squidward's grandma came and she hit him with a cane as karma for harassing poor SpongeBob.

If I were SpongeBob in this episode, I would've SLAUGHTERED all those annoying tiggers who were laughing at me without hesitation.

Spongebob hot laughed at, then they spied on spongebob. How did they even know where spongebob's grandma lives?

SpongeBob, can't you just ask Grandma to feed you cookies and stuff and omit JUST the kissing?

8 Ugh

I find it to be a great and overhated episode.

I thought this episode was funny.

I'm not really a fan of Cavemen.

It's okay, I guess...?

9 Krabby Land

If the animation and voices were different, I might have mistaken this for an early Season 6 episode. There are still some good parts to the episode (like the kids' reactions to "Krabby the Clown" and the ep being an analogy to greedy corps that market towards kids with cheap uninspired products, like Viacom) but it's pretty mediocre by season 3 standards.

This episode is okay but seeing Spongebob get tortured and beat up throughout the episode just so Mr. Krabs could get the children's parent's money is not funny. At least Mr. Krabs gets what he deserves at the end and Mr. Krabs loses all the money he got from the kids.

This proved Mr.Krabs's greed. He made a cheap playground just so he can get the kids money. Whoever uses comedy as a way of saying it isn't bad is brainless.

This displays Krab's cheapness in very unfunny ways and didn't make him any better as a character.

10 MuscleBob BuffPants MuscleBob BuffPants is an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants season 1. In the episode, SpongeBob buys a pair of fake muscle arms to impress Sandy.

This list is stupid.

What is wrong with you people?!

This episode is just weird...

The Contenders
11 Nature Pants

There are just 3 pre-movie episodes that suck: Nature Pants, Dumped and Club SpongeBob. And MAYBE Sandy's Rocket. However, this isn't just the worst pre-movie episode, this is the worst SpongeBob episode of all time. That shows pre-movie SpongeBob has bad episodes. Now I'm gonna review the hated episodes that shouldn't be on here:

I'm With Stupid - yeah, it's a Patrick's a prick episode, yeah, it's kinda mean-spirited, but it's also very funny.

The Great Snail Race - Gary tormen't isn't shown too long in the episode, it has great jokes, SpongeBob actually feels sorry for Gary and tells him he can stop racing, Gary is happy at the end because he falls in love, it's one of my favorite season 3 episodes (12th or 13th)

I Was A Teenage Gary - a really funny and unique episode, which shouldn't be hated at all. I think it's only hated because of SpongeBob's snail transformation that may have creeped out some kids (not me).

The Sponge Who Could Fly - a good ...more

The worst Spongebob episode ever. Put this at #1, or throw this list in the trash. Here are the good episodes that are higher than this: I'm With Stupid, The Great Snail Race, The Sponge Who Could Fly, Party Pooper Pants, Krabby Land, Ugh, Grandma's Kisses, Musclebob Buffpants, Squidward The Unfriendly Ghost, Neptune's Spatula, New Student Starfish, Clams and Reef Blower. And stop liking I Was A Teenage Gary, Bubble Buddy, Survival Of The Idiots and Club Spongebob! They we're bad.

The guy who said "there are 3 bad pre-movie episodes" is an idiot, comedy is not the main point of Spongebob weather if it's pre or post movie. I'm with stupid, dumped, party pooper pants, Grandma's Kisses, and I was a teenage gary are terrible episodes and using comedy as your excuse that it's good is silly, I mean even though patrick was being a prick but it was funny? Think about the plot and the characters before the jokes nostalgiatards.

Put this at #1 almost all pre movie episodes are good except this, Club Spongebob, Dumped, and maybe 2 or 3 others. This is the worst SPONGEBOB not PRE MOVIE episode ever, so put this at #1. All episodes that are higher than this are good except Dumped. So, put this at #1.

12 Bubble Buddy

This is one of those episodes like "A Sponge Who Could Fly". The townsfolk being rude hypocrites. They laugh at Spongebob at having an "object" friend when they are shown to have object friends too.

Everyone was being a hypocrite.

13 Bossy Boots

I'm only saying this because it's just bland. Not bad, but bland. No spongebob episode outside of the two movies in S 1-3 can manage that.

14 Neptune's Spatula

Neptune was being a bully to that innocent sponge.

15 Welcome to the Chum Bucket

To me the problem to this episode is the end were plankton saiys please take spongebob back then mr krabs saiys for 50 dollers, after singing a song about how much he misses spongebob why not saiy yes this was the first episode of mr krabs being really unlikeble.

I thought it was a depressing episode, but not a bad episode.

16 The Secret Box

This is Patrick being a jerk pulled off correctly. I kind of understand why this is here, yet it's a bit of an enigma to understand why it's here at the same time. To those that have never seen the episode (HOW?!?! ) before, it's about SpongeBob desperately wanting to see what's inside of Patrick's secret box. He takes any measure to see what inside of it, and Patrick denies him every time. In the end, he reveals to SpongeBob a part of it, which was a string. The thing about the string is that it would pull up a picture of SpongeBob during Christmas, so it might be understandable why Patrick didn't want to show anyone, especially SpongeBob what was inside the box.

"The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma" Have you forgotten this quote? That quote made me laugh.

Who's responsible for adding this here?!

Are you kidding? I love this episode!

17 Gary Takes a Bath

First, SpongeBob's a complete prick to Gary. Also, the "don't drop the soap" joke is really bad.

Maybe it's the girl why this guy put it here.

Who put this here?

18 The Chaperone

Most boring and forgettable episode of the entire series. Feels more like a Doug episode than a SpongeBob episode and not in a good way.

This episode shouldn't be on this list.

19 Reef Blower

No dialogue. Plus it was the first Squidward Torture Porn.

This episode was boring

Ugh...people this was literally the first episode outside the pilot, and their sound equipment wasn't working...please just cut them some slack...

It was silent because the sound equipment was broken, that's why it had no dialogue

20 Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost

Honestly kind of boring and not very memorable.

This is my favorite season 1 episode.

Why? Who put this on the list?

This list is garbage.

21 Pranks a Lot

This and Krusty Krab Training Video are the worst of pre movie Spongebob. The fake vomit scene scared me to death and it still does.

I loved this episode.

I love this episode

22 Jellyfishing

Boring and unfunny is my biggest issue, and I feel like it went a bit too far.

Squidward was treated like he is constantly treated in season 6.

First Squidward torture porn.

This is the first ever Squidward Karma Trip.The octopus got what he deserved.

23 Born Again Krabs

This should be much higher on the list.

Mr Krabs kills spongebob!

24 Survival of the Idiots

This is the worst list ever, this is one of the best spongebob episodes ever created!

25 New Student Starfish

I LOVE this episode, Patrick framing SpongeBob this episode was hilarious unlike I'm With Stupid.

Patrick frames spongebob.

This was awesome!

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