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.

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21 Little Yellow Book - SpongeBob SquarePants

Behold, the bad equivalent of Fools in April! Wanna know why? Because while Squidward apologized for his misdeed against SpongeBob in Fools in April, he feels absolutely NO remorse for his actions in Little Yellow Book! While I do feel sorry for Squidward most of the time when he's put through torture porn episodes, the way Squidward tried to humiliate SpongeBob by reading his diary out to the public was just sickening. Not helped by the citizens of Bikini Bottom being complete hypocrites by being the ones laughing at SpongeBob's diary, yet they denounce Squidward for the same thing even though they're no different from him! And the bitter cherry on top? Squidward STILL doesn't learn his lesson at the end of the episode. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The most insulting part about this episode is the citizens of Bikini Bottom turning on Squidward even though they did the exact same thing and not once did they ever tell him to stop reading SpongeBob's diary they were basically trying to save their own butts by singling out Squidward its like kids in grade school who simply stand by and do nothing while a bully beats up another kid and then calling them out on their actions and punishing them even though they could have put a stop to it in the first place. - egnomac

22 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

23 Goku's Next Journey - DragonBall Z
24 Seahorse Seashell Party - Family Guy

Mr Enter reviewed this episode, and I really agreed with what he said about the ending because I really hate the idea of encouraging people to stay in abusive relationships! And the episode does just that! - Phillip873

25 The Principal and the Pauper - The Simpsons

This episode is infamous for two reasons 1 its revealed that Principal Seymour Skinner is actually an imposter which completely comes literally out of nowhere and 2 the awful ending where they ship off the real Seymour on a train and declare the imposter to officially be Seymour Skinner and everything is swept under the rug and everyone acts like nothing ever happened which is saying that this whole episode was a complete waste of time and everything that we saw in this episode no longer matters. - egnomac

26 Down to the Fiery Finish - Pokémon Xyz

All of the Pokemon anime sucks, and it should've ended here and then rebooted into something that's as awesome as something like Pokemon Origins.

The pokemon show sucks anyways - ikerevievs

Just when it seems Ash was finally going to get his long awaited win in the Pokémon League the creators of Pokémon just like WWE decides to screw over its fans and come up with a BS ending and have Ash lose to Alan even though Ash had a huge advantage my reaction to the ending is the same as people's reaction to the ending to the 2015 Royal Rumble. - egnomac

27 Your Ed Here - Ed, Edd N Eddy
28 Aloha Hoek - The Ren & Stimpy Show

This episode was already bad enough but the ending completely comes out of nowhere after Ren apparently drowns while trying to fly off the island and is carried to shore by a fly Stimpy begins weeping over Ren's apparent death only for them to be revealed to be Russian spies completing their mission which really makes no sense what so ever as it feels very rushed either they were too lazy or had no idea how to end this episode it completely comes out of nowhere and there was never any indication that there would be a twist ending it didn't work in Eat My Cookies and it defiantly doesn't work here. - egnomac

29 Vicky Gets Fired - The Fairly Oddparents

I know we've heard those kinds of messages where they say "have a thick skin" or "life is not fair" or "just deal with it". However, THIS was completely the wrong place to use it. Vicky Gets Fired is arguably the 2nd worst episode of The Fairly OddParents behind It's a Wishful Life since the ending of the episode basically has Timmy having to wish Vicky back to being his babysitter, essentially hammering in the Family-Unfriendly Aesop that you should have to put up with being bullied and abused since doing something about the bully/abuser will make things worse for others. WHO WROTE THIS EPISODE?! At least Butch Hartman apologized for It's a Wishful Life being made, but I have yet to hear an apology for this episode even though it's been a few years now since it was aired. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

30 Team Teen - Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi

Ami and Yumi join a super hero team of teenagers however they prove to be anything but super as they catch bad guys with pillows round them up in a sack then just lets them go but it gets worst when the team is captured by Mega Bully Ami and Yumi defeat him and instead of being grateful and thanking them they yell at them for beating up the bully and kick them off the team, really they saved your lives and you just kick them to the curb maybe next they should have just left them to die instead. - egnomac

31 Sorry, Wrong Ed - Ed, Edd n Eddy

While Ed, Edd n Eddy is pretty much a show that runs on slapstick and pure cartoon violence, I think Danny Antonucci and the writers went WAY too far on this one. Sure, Eddy may have had it coming when he took Rolf's cursed telephone, but how Edd completely shows no concern for Eddy's safety since all he cares about is proving to Eddy that all his misfortunes are coincidences was just unbearable to put up with. Even in the most bizarre of circumstances where it would have been impossible for it to be a coincidence, Edd is STILL bent on claiming that all of Eddy's misfortunes are mere coincidences and not an effect of the cursed telephone. Seriously, screw Edd in this episode! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

32 No Body Loves Grim - The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy

I can understand why most people would find this episode to be more funny than cruel, and while it is tame compared to most other episodes on this list, I do personally think this is one episode that didn't really sit well with me. I know Billy and Mandy isn't the type of show to expect a happy ending in, but the entire premise of Grim having to go without a body for a day or two while his body is much better off without him is honestly kind of a bit too cruel, if you ask me. Considering this aired in Season 3 around the point the show arguably started to get Denser and Wackier with its humor, I can't be the only one who has a problem with this episode. And with Grim getting yanked by the chain when he finally gets his body back, but is then run over by a panicking crowd and all his bones are chased off by dogs while Billy forces Grim to stick his head to the body of a baby doll again, I just find this episode hard to like. I will admit this probably isn't the worst of the bunch. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

33 Arthur's Big Hit - Arthur

Everyone knows about this episode Arthur hits D.W. after she throws his model plane out the window and doesn't apologize for it and ends ups grounded by his parents while D.W. receives no punishment what so ever this causes everyone to turn against Arthur even though he was justified in his actions later Binky punches him as ordered by his friends the tough customers and Arthur receives no sympathy not even from his parents dad even says "Well maybe that's how D.W. felt when you punched her" translation you hit your sister and you deserved to get punched for it even more insulting after Arthur apologizes to D.W. for hitting her she apologizes for breaking his plane then adds salt on the wounds by telling him he still build the plane all wrong. - egnomac

Oh God, This Episode - JPK

34 A Double Dilemma - Pokémon Advanced Challenge

Throughout the episode Ash is unfairly harassed and booed by the people of Petalburg City for no real reason other that their huge Norman fans after he and Pikachu get rid of Team Rocket the people are still jerks to Ash and only praise Pikachu. - egnomac

35 The Berry Hunt - Dora the Explorer

What? This was the best ending in the show because the rest suck, I laughed so hard when the bear chased Dora, that made the ending good, though I wish she was captured along with Boots and they both get tortured and bitten by the bear, that would be really funny! - AnimeDrawer

Wait, there was a BEAR that chased Dora around? I'm not really big on preschool kids' shows, but wow, I'd love to see what went down in that ending! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Every Dora ending is bad

36 Smile for the Ed - Ed, Edd n Eddy

Just about the worst picture day experience any cartoon character could experience! Probably more than SpongeBob did in his picture day episode! Kevin had absolutely no reason to ruin Eddy's picture and the fact that everyone was jumping on the hate bandwagon against Eddy in this episode was just cruel. Topped off with Edd impersonating the principal to try and help Eddy, yet Eddy still gets detention even though it was Edd's fault for impersonating the principal and that Keven STILL gets his way in the end by ruining Eddy's last chance at getting a good picture and the key to his big brother's bedroom made Kevin one of the most insufferable Karma Houdini characters in the entire show's run! Not even Ed's gag at the end of the episode could save this, as Mr. Enter would call it, Animated Atrocity! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

37 The Old Man and the Big 'C' - Family Guy
38 The Day of Justice - Winx Club

They can’t just end with Nabu dying! And I know Aisha has Nex now (she should’ve chose Roy) but her and Nabu - they - they were a true shipping (Yes I am a shipper, I ship Amourshipping and Rocketshipping). And it was a shame for it to end like that.
" A Winx Club fan

39 The Juice is Loose - Family Guy
40 Johnny's Royal Flush - Johnny Test

The sewer gator literally got shredded up into gator bags. Enough said. - Aragorn98

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