Top 10 Worst Cartoon Episode Endings

Just to be clear this list is about the worst endings in cartoon episodes not the finale of a cartoon series though the ending of the finale episodes can be included. These are the most terrible endings to a cartoon show or anime either from a good episode or a bad episode.

The Top Ten

1 A Pal for Gary - SpongeBob SquarePants A Pal for Gary - SpongeBob SquarePants

That image both reeks of nightmare fuel and all my vent-up hatred against SpongeBob's complete and utter obliviousness in this episode. The fact that he was still ostracizing poor Gary even though Gary was CLEARLY about to be eaten by Puffy Fluffy, complete with the latter being an Eldritch Abomination, just makes it even more frustrating for the audience themselves to watch as SpongeBob does absolutely nothing to help Gary and still thinks Puffy Fluffy is innocent. Even when Gary saves SpongeBob, guess what the little yellow dolphin squeal did. He STILL ostracizes Gary, and thus the episode ends with SpongeBob not having learned his lesson nor Gary getting any reward for saving his and SpongeBob's life. There's a reason why I like playing that Gary's Revenge web game on, you know. And THIS is that reason. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Why is SpongeBob so retarded? Why would he not listen to that lady? He is SO dumb too do that! He should just tae care of Gary better.

And now...the biggest mistake in Spongebob history. - naFrovivuS

This episode is as bad as most others, but there are a lot worse Spongebob episode in my opinion. Some episodes are so bad overall that their endings are worse than this one.

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2 Ren Seeks Help - Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon" Ren Seeks Help - Ren & Stimpy

Since I haven't seen this episode, let alone the fact that I never want to torture myself watching it, I can't say much about it. But from what I can see based off that horrid title card of Ren being an absolute deformed psychopath complete with clips I've seen of him sadistically torturing a frog and making the lives of the people doing surgery on him a living hell, I think it's safe to say that everyone should stay away from this episode. AT ALL COSTS! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

And now...the biggest mistake in CARTOON history. - naFrovivuS

Just disturbing, if you would even consider this ending you must be mental.

HORRIBLE - AliciaMae

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3 Brawl in the Family - The Loud House Brawl in the Family - The Loud House

Unlike No Such Luck which at least ended with the family apologizing to Lincoln this episode just ends with the sisters making up after Lincoln left and not even showing that they made up and the most insulting part about this is they tell Lincoln that he solved the conflict by leaving the way this episode should have ended is with Lincoln getting really angry and going off on all his sisters and telling them that all he was trying to do was put an end to the fighting because they're sisters and telling them how they don't appreciate all he does for them and even gets angry at dad for not putting a stop to it and ends with him telling them "The next time you guys have a problem figure it out on your own and while I'm at I don't think I ever want to talk, hear or see you guys again" then storms out of the house the sisters feel all bad about how things escalated between them that they follow after him and apologize to Lincoln, of course since the writers in this episode are complete ...more - egnomac

Just a god awful show - 445956

4 The True Meaning of Christmas - Teen Titans Go!

I really don't want to be reminded of this horrid episode. *shudders* - naFrovivuS

Stupid retarded ass titans - TwilightKitsune

The real true meaning of Christmas is to enjoy the company of your friends and family on the day Christ was born. It's a warm fuzzy feeling that lasts the whole year round, and a joyous moment that brings you closer to God.

Exactly, not moaning over stupid gifts and throwing tantrums. - AnimeDrawer

Just some god awful episode ending up with presents and stuff. Christmas is about spending time with family. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

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5 Stanley's Cup - South Park

A horrible ending to a horrible episode in a decision that makes no sense The Colorado Avalanche Hockey lets Stan's peewee hockey team take their place against The Detroit Red Wings since the team they were suppose to play against didn't make it not only do they lose but the kids are violently attacked by the all grown up hockey team and they show the other team's celebration before cutting to Nelson the kid from the team who's in the hospital due to having cancer loses all hope and dies just awful. - egnomac

The ending made no sense and poor Nelson just dies.

6 D.W.'s Very Bad Mood - Arthur D.W.'s Very Bad Mood - Arthur

D.W. is upset all because she wasn't invited to a Birthday Party this plot wouldn't be such a problem if the episode showed her being sad about not being invited to the party but instead they decided to have her act like a complete brat throwing a massive temper tantrum and being rude to everyone including her own parents speaking of mom and dad they are completely useless in this episode as she doesn't even receive so much as a time out form them the most they do is calmly tell her to stop which proves to be no help at all so what does D.W. get for her behavior an invite to Francine's Birthday party that's right after all the yelling, door slamming and being mean to everyone she's rewarded for her bad behavior and faces no repercussions for her actions, this episode really sends a terrible message to little kids everywhere that if you act up and annoy the hell out of everyone you will get what you want and receive no punishment for it. - egnomac

It's really pretty sad you have that much to say about an arthur episode. - PlatinumKane

My friend was about to get transferred to a different class permanently but she cried until the principal said that she's not moving her anymore, and this episode is basically an example of what happened. And keep in mind, we were in grade 7, not grade 2 or 3 or anything.

This Episode Is One Of Many Reasons Why D.W Is Bad - JPK

Moral. Be spoiled and you'll get what you want. good job Arthur. Good job. - taishisohma

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7 Miracle on Evergreen Terrace - The Simpsons

After the town finds out that The Simpsons weren't rob and that Bart destroyed the tree and their presents and tried to cover it up they become immediately hated by everyone, after failing to get the money to pay them back The Simpsons return to their house only to find the town has broken into their house and looting all their stuff and it ends with the family fighting over a wash cloth seriously who's the idiot that wrote this. - egnomac

Even Lisa Goes Gaga had a better ending than this episode, I can't understand how is people who defend this just because is from the old seasons - Pato_cargo

8 It's a Wishful Life - The Fairly Oddparents

Addressing the elephant in the room first, I'm just glad Butch Hartman actually took the time to apologize for making this episode. Unfortunately, the show itself will never be able to live this episode down. The entire episode's premise already screamed mean-spirited when the whole duration of the episode has Timmy experiencing what life is like for others when he doesn't exist when he sees that ALL of them are much better off without him. With Jorgen acting almost like the equivalent of Death itself as Timmy is almost on the verge of not wanting to exist anymore, the episode just ends with this turning out to all be a test by Jorgen saying that the moral of the story is that good deeds should be done because it's the right thing, not because it should be done for praise. You know, if we hadn't spent the entire episode showing that everyone's life is worse with Timmy around, we would have taken that aesop MUCH more easily. Because was that even the true aesop? It's a Wishful Life ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

9 Dexter vs Santa's Claws - Dexter's Laboratory

Said it many times before, but I'm going to say it again. Dexter was a complete idiot of a Scrooge in this episode! The episode was already bad to begin with considering Dexter's flawed fake Santa theory and his god-awful rap to go along with it, but the entire episode is just hard to watch as Dexter literally tries to shoot Santa out of the sky even though he thinks it's his dad (either way, Dexter was completely in the wrong in this episode). Having already ruined Christmas for his family along with the fact that this WASN'T the first time that he ruined Christmas for everyone, the episode just ends with the Family-Unfriendly Aesop that Christmas is only about presents. Saberspark, I love you and all, and while I can understand why you like this episode in ways that me and others couldn't, I just REALLY hated how Dexter vs Santa's Claws went. I wouldn't even call it a true Christmas episode, especially since it didn't even first air near Christmas around the time it debuted. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

10 Moral Decay - The Powerpuff Girls

Buttercup probably deserved the beating she got in this episode by the people whos teeth she knocked out but my problem with this episodes ending is Blossom and Bubbles agreeing to let the villains beat up Buttercup while they just stand their watching, just how can they stand there while their sister is being assaulted like that and the way they look at her smiling at Buttercups injuries and even the Professor shows no concern for her injuries. - egnomac

Well, that is because I am a fan of it. And I watched the series over more than 10 times, so I know a lot about it. - AnimeDrawer

I really hated this episode and the ending made it worst.

I hated this ending, it was too cruel. - AnimeDrawer


The Contenders

11 Goodbye Nikki? - 6teen
12 One Coarse Meal - SpongeBob SquarePants

The ending to this abomination somehow made me even more furious! Mr Krabs deserved punishment after he literally psychologically tortured plankton to the point of SUICIDE! But no, he's supposed to be the "good guy" so he gets off with no punishments while Spongebob scares plankton away again. - Phillip873

The fact that even after Plankton legitimately had to endure crippling paranoia and depression on the verge of committing suicide by bus as a result of Mr. Krabs's psychological torture by masquerading as Pearl that Mr. Krabs managed to get away with this scot-free aside from the mime truly justifies why everyone hates this episode. If there's one thing I'll agree with Mr. Enter on, what SpongeBob did by claiming he has "good nature" in spite of him supporting Mr. Krabs in his sadistic intent of literally wanting to torture Plankton mentally is just SICKENING! But either way, this isn't only one of the worst SpongeBob episodes ever, if not THE worst of them all, but also one of the worst examples of a Designated Hero in the form of the cheapskate crustacean we know as Eugene H. Krabs. If only Krabs had the same fate in One Coarse Meal like he did in Wishing You Well (he gets cooked and eaten by a human). - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Horrid Episode - JPK

In the end Plankton gets the punishement - BorisRule

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13 Stuck in the Wringer - SpongeBob SquarePants

That Ending Was Just Infuriating On So Many Levels - JPK

I dreaded this episode

"I guess crying does solve your problems after all."

Way to incorporate a Family-Unfriendly Aesop, Zeus Cervas... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

14 Izombie - Sealab 2021
15 Goodbye to Bloo - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

The climax is just anti-climatic, if you ask me. This is supposed to be the series finale, and all it ends with is that it turns out Mac is just moving into a new apartment and not a new city while Cheese and his foster family has to move into Foster's. The only good thing about this series finale was the final image of the end credits, and that's not saying much. Destination Imagination should have been the official series finale, not this one. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Back when boomerang did air all the episodes I noticed this one did not rebroadcast which seems interesting. - htoutlaws2012

Thanks Zusus for ruining From peoples childhood...Cazey is just an asst...

16 Everyone Knows It's Bendy - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

There are quite a few examples of writers having apologized for bad episodes they've written, such as It's a Wishful Life by Butch Hartman and Arnold Betrays Iggy by Craig Bartlett. And then there's this one by Lauren Faust. To say she truly felt sorry for writing this episode is an understatement. Bendy getting away with every single misdeed he's done like the Karma Houdini he is while everyone else is framed for it by Frankie and Mr. Herriman didn't make me mad. IT MADE ME FURIOUS! (Anyone catch the Regular Show reference there? ) Even when Bloo goes to great lengths to expose Bendy and finally does, while it's understandable why Frankie and Mr. Herriman would be mad at him for flooding the Foster's manor, they STILL don't give a crap about Bendy! No punishment against Bendy, no forgiveness for Bloo and his friends, just Mac stumbling upon the damage and thinking Bloo did it and Bloo blaming it on Bendy (in a way, Bloo is still right) as Bendy sprays the screen red as the episode ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The Only Foster's Episode That I Hate, But Every Good Show Has their "Hiccups" - JPK

Oh god, not this episode. - isaaonrtdmtr

17 Something's a Ms. - Powerpuff Girls
18 Plankton's Regular - Spongebob Squarepants

Well, look what we have here! ANOTHER Designated Hero episode where Krabs just ALWAYS has to win! Was it really that hard for the writers to give Plankton a break? It's not like Plankton stole all of Krabs's customers. Yet, Krabs thinks that he can't let Plankton have so much as one single customer. Seriously, he actually says this word for word! I understand Plankton is his arch rival, but when you've got episodes like One Coarse Meal where Mr. Krabs is a Jerkass, Karma Houdini, and Designated Hero wrapped all into one package, this episode didn't just have a bad ending, it's a bad episode OVERALL. Things weren't much better when Karen and Nat revealed that the former only payed the latter to eat Plankton's chum so that Plankton would stop complaining about having no customers. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Good Episode, Bad Ending - JPK

This is personally one of my favourite episodes of season 6,but I hate the ending.Ned(Plankton's customer for the entire episode)reveals he was only supporting Plankton because Karen paid him to.I like this,but I would've loved it more if Ned continued to support Plankton.

19 New Student Starfish - SpongeBob SquarePants
20 The Man from J.U.N.G.L.E. - Timon & Pumbaa

Timon impersonates a masked hero Super Duper Hero X and gets captured by X's nemesis Chromosome Quint and Pumbaa along with Speedy the Snail from past episode who surprisingly turns out to be the real Super Duper Hero X come to his rescue and together attempt to stop Quint's plan to destroy Pride Rock by shutting down the power of his ship but actually end up doing more harm as the ship begins to crash right into Pride Rock but rather then actually show what happens to them the episode just switches to a clip which is actually the scene from a previous episode "French Fried" only with the dialogue swapped out and they add the scene with Chromosome Quint in a mechanical bird carrying of Speedy as Timon and Pumbaa chase after them while Pumbaa sings "When the Saints Go Marching In" and the episode ends, the ending makes no real sense and just comes out of nowhere. - egnomac

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1. A Pal for Gary - SpongeBob SquarePants
2. It's a Wishful Life - The Fairly Oddparents
3. Ren Seeks Help - Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon"
1. A Pal for Gary - SpongeBob SquarePants
2. Stuck in the Wringer - SpongeBob SquarePants
3. Seahorse Seashell Party - Family Guy
1. Ren Seeks Help - Ren & Stimpy "Adult Party Cartoon"
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