Worst Spongebob Pre Movie Episodes


The Top Ten

1 I'm With Stupid

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! "

Definitely deserves to be high on the list for being the first Patjerk episode and torturing SpongeBob for trying to help Patrick, this episode is absolutely horrible and doesn't deserve to be called a pre-movie episode - JThrill

My god, I hate this episode. Pat's a prick, SpongeBob is tortured for no reason, and Pat's parents kind of creep me out. Good god. - TomKellyCartooning

There's too many "Patrick's A Prick" episodes. - mattstat716

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2 The Great Snail Race

Seriously this episode is overhated the Gary abuse was very minor and unlike it's successor A Pal for Gary, SpongeBob apologizes for it and it has a really sweet ending and it makes up for the abuse because it's extremely rewarding, Not to mention this episode is packed with great humour, It definitely doesn't deserve the hate it gets.

This is the worst pre-movie episode in my opinion. It has the same mean spirit I Was A Teenage Gary, but worse. In this episode, Gary crashes into a wall. This may be the first Gary Torture Porn in the series. The next one isn't until Whatever Happened to SpongeBob? Which is a Season 5 episode. - SamHalls2015

I'm a man who likes shock humor crude humor and dirty humor. SpongeBob gets what he's deserves in this episode


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3 I Was a Teenage Gary

This is a great episode. This should be at the bottom! In fact this list shouldn't exist! Please somebody get this off of here. The only bad episodes are I'm with stupid and the great snail race

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. - SamHalls2015

This is #2 worst?! This is my #17 best episode, it was great, get off it from this top 10! - Chuck123456

What? this is my best season 1 episode.please remove this from the list

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4 Dumped

Talk About An Episode That Does Everything Wrong I'm Very Surprised Most People Don't Hate This Episode There Is Nothing To Like The Plot Is Terrible Just The Same Old Losing A Pet Episode We Seen A Million Times Already In fact A Plot They Would Do A Lot Better In Have You Seen This Snail, Patrick's A Jerk Always Being So Smug About Getting Gary And Not Even Caring When His Best Friend Is Crying Right In front Of Him And That Brings Me To The Biggest Problem With The Episode The Tone It Is Just Way To Depressing Now I Don't Have A Problem With Spongebob Being Depressing It's Done It Well In Episodes Like Have You Seen This Snail Or New Leaf But When It Is This Depressing It No Longer Feel Like A Spongebob Episode It Feel Like A Really Depressing Tragic Drama Now I Consider This The Worst Because Not Only Is It Incredibly Boring But It's The Only Episode I Can Put Up There With Some Of The Worst In The Show's History.

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...

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.

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5 The Sponge Who Could Fly

This episode in my opinion would probably be in my top 10 favorite episodes. The songs are really good and even though the Bikini Bottom citizens are pretty mean-spirited, I still like Sponge's determination. Plus there are some good laugh-out-loud moments (like SpongeBob's walk cycle). This and Christmas Who? Had a really good Patchy sequences too. I just love this episode but that's my opinion.

Voting this up the list. Party Pooper Pants is still my least favorite, but The Sponge Who Could Fly is still worse than Dumped and I'm with Stupid in my opinion. Besides the poor behavior and hypocrisy of the townspeople, it's just not a very interesting episode. It's one of the more forgettable ones of Season 3, and indeed, pre movie SpongeBob as a whole.

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.

Okay, so that last part was just a joke. If you like it, then enjoy. But I still assert that this episode sucks.

Fish stick anyone

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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.

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. - SamHalls2015

Even though the episode's underrated, SpongeBob is a hateful character in the episode.

Bad bad bad bad bad.

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7 Krabby Land

When I was little I thought this was a post movie episode because it sucked and it was mean

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.

Bad ripoff of jelly fish hunter


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8 Ugh

Watched it yesterday. It's not bad. Just kinda boring

It's okay, I guess...? - Powerfulgirl10

I like it

I thought this episode was funny. - anonygirl

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9 Grandma's Kisses

Spongebob Torture Porn at it's finest

Fish stick anyone

This is a good episode and is funny

Wow. People who like this episode are drunk todlers with an I.Q. of -

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10 MuscleBob BuffPants

This list is stupid.

What is wrong with you people?! - Powerfulgirl10

What? This episode is good.

Spongebob Torture Porn

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The Contenders

11 Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost

This list is garbage.

Who didn't like patrick dropping a watermalon on squidward?

Why? Who put this on the list?

I liek tis list

12 Survival of the Idiots V 1 Comment
13 Neptune's Spatula V 2 Comments
14 Bubble Buddy V 1 Comment
15 New Student Starfish V 3 Comments
16 Clams

No way! This episode is awesome! My favorite part was "Not a sandwich...THE sandwich" that never gets old

All he does is bawl his head off over his 1,000,000th dollar. It had some decent jokes here and there, but I's not really all that funny. But I don't dislike it. - Mariomaster63

Are you kidding me? This episode is hilarious!

Shut up it doesn't suck

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17 Nature Pants

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.

I agree this list is stupid, but this MUST BE #1! It simply must. It's mean spirited, bad and boring. I really don't understand why no one thinks this episode is REALLY bad. I can't believe it!

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.

But it's good... - Powerfulgirl10

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18 Born Again Krabs

This should be much higher on the list. - JThrill

Mr Krabs kills spongebob!

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...

This isn't even a 'Torture Porn'. You don't see someone get raped while they are getting tortured.

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20 Club Spongebob

The plot seems to be barely anything more than a chain of contrived events. If you reject this, please direct focus on the story, starting with the misleading title. The onomastic origins come from the club SB and Patrick are in at the beginning of the episode, but the club isn't reentered once the characters are thrown into the forest, and SB telling the others to 'Remember, we're a club! ' is [ironically] the point where the motif is forgotten about. The episode title is often expected to be about the most important part of the episode, and said part is abandoned in the first half of the episode. Also, by that time, there were too many plot-holes present; no explanation was provided to how Patrick and SB could live in their crate for three days, or why the club was ever created, or what danger they were in when they were trapped in the forest. But SB and Patrick adopt confidence, because they want to parody Lord of the Flies with their decision-making Magic Conch, which gives out ...more

The first Squidward Torture porn ever created. The Magic conch proceeded to starve Squidward even though he was in the right. And the ending has everyone lost forever to starve. Ouch.

Can I be... second... to point out that this is NOT a Squidward Torture Porn? Just because Squidward gets "tortured" does not mean it is a Squidward Torture Porn. If you think so, you are not a true Spongebob fan, go away. - Bobby792003

Who did this? Who put this awesome episode on here?! - Powerfulgirl10

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List StatsUpdated 25 Jul 2017

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1. The Great Snail Race
2. Party Pooper Pants
3. I Was a Teenage Gary
1. I Was a Teenage Gary
2. The Great Snail Race
3. Dumped
1. I'm With Stupid
2. The Sponge Who Could Fly
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