Top Ten Worst Episodes of Good Cartoons

Please keep in mind this is all just opinion based. Please respect others thoughts and views on the subject even if you don't agree.
Also as long as it's an animated show it can be on this list. So anime is allowed
With that said let the list begin.

The Top Ten

1 One Coarse Meal - SpongeBob SquarePants

This is a horrible episode, it's one of the episodes where I feel bad for Plankton. To make things worse, Nickelodeon still airs this episode.

I would say that this episode is the worst because it takes a character I grew up with, and was my second favorite in the entire show (only behind Squidward) and puts him through such unrelenting torment that it is genuinely hard to watch. Not to mention that slap-in-the-face ending, which will surely leave anyone that loves this character speechless. This episode is one that shouldn't be watch by anyone that hates the show, or loves it. If you want a REALLY good modern Plankton episode, watch Plankton's Pet.

Usually, I expect suicide jokes from Family Guy, but this? I lost hope on this.

While I find Stuck in the Wringer to be much worse, this is the worst Spongebob Episode.

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2 A Pal for Gary - SpongeBob SquarePants

This is the worst episode of good cartoons ever! Like spongebob is just terrible in that episode. And Gary is being attacked by a monster, Terrible idea Nick. - TLHRules

This is a disturbing epsode that gary has been attackt by an monster and! our good sponge bob was out of charicter.

3 No Such Luck - The Loud House

Never thought The Loud House would pull a FOP and make a mean-spirited episode - Typical999


Five words: Neglect, abuse and abandonment propraganda

This episode feels stupid in my opinion.
in the first place, Lynn forces her brother Lincoln to come to her softball game
after the game, she decided to blame her own brother that he was bad luck (witch is VERY stupid)
then after that, Lincoln decided to pretend that he's bad luck so he wouldn't go to his sisters activitys
that everyone decided to not get near him
the worst part that they decided to kick him out of his own room and let him sleep outside
very abusive. - Flutterrose

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4 It's A Wishful Life - The Fairly Odd Parents

So mean spirited. How can Timmy just forget that everyone would be better off without him? I wouldn't. So yeah, this episode sucks

Did Kim Kardashian write this episode? - kcianciulli

Well, it's a parody of a Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life. But the next time you watch that movie for Christmas, just burn the DVD copy into the microwave and BAM! That's how you blame this movie for this episode.

Butch Hartman himself even said he hated the episode. You know an episode is bad if its own creator outright despises it like how almost everyone nearly universally hates it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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5 Everyone Knows It's Bendy - Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends

Herriman and Frankie were complete retards in this episode! Believing a Newcomer over their own residents. Did Lauren get the plot idea from a guy in a van? - kcianciulli

Someone shoot Bendy with an AK-47. - kcianciulli

Thank God Bendy is a forgotten character

Let's not forget the fact that so many fans of the show hated this episode that Lauren Faust, the person who wrote this episode, apologized for writing this episode. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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6 Ball Of Revenge - Courage The Cowardly Dog

This episode is the only dud in this series in my opinion - Spongehouse

Poor Courage. Have you ever felt the pain of despair? You are too weak to protect yourself and nobody help you. It's shocking. STUPID EUSTACE! YOU ARE NOT A HUMAN! YOU ARE AN ANIMAL ABUSER!

7 Brawl in the Family - The Loud House

"You said WHAT NOW SPORTY?! " Yeah, I hate this episode.

This episode is so stupid! By far the worst episode of this show! - Spongehouse

This episode is what PUT the Loud House in my all time least favorite shows list! Because no person does terrible children's cartoons MORE than Chris Savino!

Please this is worse than no Such Luck

8 Are You Happy Now? - SpongeBob SquarePants

Not after watching this episode, I'm not. - kcianciulli

The real red mist creepypasta

This episode is nothing but squid ward getting harmed in a variety of painful, unfunny, and annoying ways, - Sneslper

My personal least favorite episode of spongebob - siguy

9 Sun Scream - The Powerpuff Girls

I never watched this episode but I have saw clips of it, and I think I'll stay away from it - Spongehouse

Was this terrible from the start? Yes. BUT after sitting through Fresh Heir from Family Guy, and EVERY episode of Superjail!, this episode doesn't affect me as much anymore. As a result, it just becomes a boring episode. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

This episode is great! -said by nobody - spodermanfan1000

This is the only T.V.-show episode I hated for physical pain-related reasons. - alphadan12

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10 Arnold Betrays Iggy - Hey Arnold

Who came up with the idea for this episode? A Black jock? - kcianciulli

Just... bad.

Even the creator regrets this episode.

Can somebody please shoot Iggy with an AK-47? Just a Metaphor. - kcianciulli

The Newcomers

? Breast Cancer Show Ever - South Park
? The Girlfriend - The Amazing World of Gumball

The Contenders

11 Imposter's Home For Um...Make 'Em Up Pals - Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
12 Keep Beach City Weird - Steven Universe

Ghost Adventures in the nutshell.

Get out of my face, Ronaldo

Oh, boy, this episode

13 Brother's Little Helper - The Simpsons

I liked this one. - KalloFox34

14 Squid Baby - SpongeBob SquarePants Squid Baby - SpongeBob SquarePants

The grossest episode of this whole show in my opinion, and that is saying something - Spongehouse

I hate this episode because good ol squidward is a disgusting fat. Headed baby

I Was Kind of Expecting Billions of Spongebob Episodes :P - ChiefMudkip

15 Be Careful What You Fish For - Family Guy
16 In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela - Futurama

Zapp was such a jerk in this episode, even for him. - KalloFox34

I hate zapp
he's arrogant, self-absorbed...

17 Smile for the Ed - Ed, Edd n Eddy

You Know it's bad if it sent a YouTuber through phyiatric help.

18 The Battle of Bikini Bottom - SpongeBob SquarePants
19 The Sewers of Bikini Bottom - SpongeBob SquarePants

This episode is not at all bad. - Svampbob164

20 Lisa Goes Gaga - The Simpsons


I saw a few clips from the episode and HATED IT

21 Face Freeze! - SpongeBob SquarePants

I actually like this episode - Spongehouse

22 Boys of Bummer - The Simpsons Boys of Bummer - The Simpsons

Simpsons version of "One Coarse Meal" - Spongehouse

Who came up with the plot idea for this episode? A Middle School Teacher? - kcianciulli

23 Delivery of Destiny - Phineas and Ferb
24 Stuck in the Wringer - SpongeBob SquarePants Stuck in the Wringer - SpongeBob SquarePants

Everyone's a dick in this episode - Typical999

Long story short.
SpongeBobs glued to the wringer by pat, and SB can't do anything, then yells at pat, and everyone says SB is bad.

25 A Tale of Two Tables - The Loud House

This episode is not that bad in my opinion - Spongehouse

26 Any Given Sundance - The Simpsons
27 Joy of Grief - Sealab 2021
28 BOYS BE AMBITIOUS - B-Project: Kodou Ambitious
29 The Splinter - SpongeBob SquarePants
30 Save the Date - the Loud House

I love Loud House,but worst T.V. episode EVER.

It was cool to see Lincoln and Ronnie Anne finally kiss but his friends need to realize the jokes are on them, Lincoln got a girl and they don't, and yet the bad luck goes on Lincoln. They're being jerks

I honestly felt really sorry for Lincoln. - SpaceGoofsGeekerBoy

I Though it was Good - ChiefMudkip

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31 Seahorse Seashell Party - Family Guy

Meg is Overrated. - kcianciulli

32 Good Neighbors - SpongeBob SquarePants
33 Love Loaf - Breadwinners

Breadwinners is a horrible show to begin with!

This is a good show?

34 Their Place - Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
35 The Great Parent Mystery - CatDog

That wasn't an episode. It was a movie

36 Bully for Skippy - Animaniacs

I liked this one. - KalloFox34

37 D.W.'s Very Bad Mood - Arthur
38 Super Hard PCness - South Park

Okay I'm just gonna say this right now. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH SOME OF YOU PEOPLE. First off this is actually a good episode with a lot of laughs, second it's part one of a two larger and lastly you people would rather watch Stanley's cup or Mr garrisons fancy new vagina any day over this, are you people that stupid.

Anyways if there is a bad episode of south park I would vote high on this list it would be jakovasaurs or better yet how about ALMOST EVERY SINGLE EPISODE FROM THE FIRST THREE SEASONS.

That's better.

39 SquidBob TentaclePants - SpongeBob SquarePants SquidBob TentaclePants - SpongeBob SquarePants
40 The City Of Frownsville - The Powerpuff Girls

I used to like this episode when I first watched it, but after seeing a few clips of it again of the scenes where they cry so terribly, now I absolutely loathe it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I like this episode, but it really makes no sense.

;-; I hate this episode! *cries* kill *cries more* me! - spodermanfan1000

What's wrong with this episode? I guess people can't handle a few people crying. - kcianciulli

41 Butterfly Effect - The Loud House

Are you kidding me this is the best episode of the show my highlights include Lynn and Lola driving through the desert and vampire Lucy. In my the opinions the worst episodes will have to be the green house, or the just released cover girls

Something tells me that DEEcat98 put this episode on this list, and went out of his/her way to bash this episode and considered it the worst but still manages to say Green house is better, don't listen to DEE's opinion this episode is awesome, and they just want to start drama to get us angry.

To be honest... I love this episode.

Whoever put this episodes you are so dead This is the BEST episode of the whole show

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42 Frost & Fire - Adventure Time

One of the reasons why I am not a big fan of Jake - Spongehouse

I think I saw this when I was younger. I don't know if I hate it or not - Flutterrose

Finn hurt his girlfriend and manipulated her into brutalizing an innocent person for a WET DREAM. You're supposed to be the hero, right? - alphadan12

It hurts to see Ice King get hurt, and Finn sent letters to Flame Princess pretending to be Ice King, so that they will fight? Ugh, this episode.

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43 The Last Power - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

It was so bad that Sunrise had to make a "Final Plus" OVA with a better ending just so they could recon this horrible episode from existence. - PerfectImpulseX

44 Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina - South Park

I love South Park. It's one of my favorite shows, but this episode is disgusting. I couldn't watch it. It was horrid. - wubbalubbadubdub

45 Brian Griffin's House of Payne - Family Guy

Basically the Family Guy equivalent to the SpongeBob episode "Squid Baby". - KalloFox34

46 A Tattler's Tale - The Loud House

I could riff on this one all day! Where do I start? Just, how? How do so many people like this episode? I mean, it's fine if you do, but I just don't see why? Even though I do enjoy watching this one, it is technically really awful. The idea that, "Oh, you better do this for me, or I'll tell Mom and Dad you did this," has been done since the dawn of T.V.. I can forgive this if they add something new to the plot, but that's my problem here! It's just everything you've seen before in entertainment, a term I use very loosely here. Fortunately, this doesn't go on very long, so I could forgive it if the episode improves. Does it? No! It gets much worse! The ending was just sickening. Lola is clearly trying to play victim and act like it was her siblings' fault for not spending time with her. Just how she acted throughout the episode and how she tried to act like she was being unfairly treated when they threatened to tell on her spells it out for you plain and simple. She was clearly taking ...more - AlexZedKawa

47 Krusty Katering - SpongeBob SquarePants
48 Life Of Brian - Family Guy Life Of Brian - Family Guy

It should've been Meg

This would work better in a show like Samurai Jack. - kcianciulli

49 Weapons Of Mass Distraction - My Life As A Teenage Robot

I can't believe Travis is voiced by the same guy who voices Robin. Scott Menville deserves a better character to voice. - kcianciulli

50 The Limit - The Amazing World of Gumball

I actually liked this one - KalloFox34

Did Lois Griffin write this episode? - kcianciulli

If it's a Gumball episode that is on the list, where is The Girlfriend and The Worst?

Well yeah I didn't want to see the kids bang there frosts on the floor, but hey we had our meltdowns once in a while. The visuals were nice though and Nicole face paint was awesome, and I did find the kids getting candy at the end very funny. I'm just such a big gumball fan that I would define him no questions asked I would defined his actions in "the hero" I'm so dedicated. Go ahead and judge me but I see a lot of me in Gumball and I'm willing to support him even if it kills me

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Top Remixes (14)

1. Sun Scream - The Powerpuff Girls
2. No Such Luck - The Loud House
3. Keep Beach City Weird - Steven Universe
1. Any Given Sundance - The Simpsons
2. Seahorse Seashell Party - Family Guy
3. Bully for Skippy - Animaniacs
1. Be Careful What You Fish For - Family Guy
2. In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela - Futurama
3. Boys of Bummer - The Simpsons

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