Worst SpongeBob SquarePants Season 4 Episodes

The Top Ten

1 Good Neighbors

Why do people still complain about this episode? Several FAR worse episodes have been aired (One Coarse Meal, Stuck in the Wringer, Pet Sitter Pat, etc.) since it came out, and unlike All That Glitters, it did have a few genuinely funny jokes in it ("AND STOP CALLING ME PRESIDENT! "). - KalloFox34

Not only this is my least favorite Season 4 episode, but it's also the worst episode of the entire series (Yes, worse than A Pal for Gary, One Coarse Meal, Ink Lemonade and The Splinter combined, which are abysmal enough! ) This is the first time Squidward gets tortured for NO reason! Everything in the episode is just filler! And the ending was terrible!

Why isn't this episode number 1? All squidward wanted was to enjoy his day off and SpongeBob and Patrick harass him the whole time! This episode was mean to squidward for no good reason. and the security system part was stupid! SpongeBob and Patrick break into squidward's house again for the millionth time, and the security system doesn't do anything to them. instead the security system throws squidward out of his own home, and turns his house into a giant rampaging robot that destroys the town? Why! One of the worst episodes ever

This is a Squidward torture episode done WRONG. Squidward just tries to have a relaxing Sunday, and SpongeBob and Patrick ruin it beyond belief in ways that just aren't even funny. They're so ignorant of the world around them!

2 All That Glitters

Worst season 4 episode. - KalloFox34

Should be number 1

I actually like the first half of this episode, but the second half completely ruined it. - IcetailofWishClan

I'm pretty sure the ACTUAL moral is "If you're going to write a fable, ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING! "

3 Squid Wood

The twerking scenes were mildly amusing at best, but that's all that can be said for this otherwise mediocre episode. - KalloFox34

I actually thought the thing and wigs truck were kinda funny. I wish people would stop whining. " Oh, one coarse meal is so bad. Blah blah blah" It's a cartoon. If you don't enjoy it, no reason to watch it. It's not educational.

I hate how they never actually explain why mini squid is better. - hurjelert

Also, this was the third episode where the townspeople were a few fries short of a Happy Meal; the other two were "Stuck in the Wringer" and "Little Yellow Book". - alphadan12

This came before both of those episodes, so really it's the first of three, not third. - Disney1994

4 The Thing

This episode is disturbing. Squidward is trapped and concrete being hit, stepped on, and shook around like crazy while he screams in agony. That isn't even the worst part. The worst part of this episode is the fact that Spongebob andPatrick (the people doing this to Squidward) thinks he's an animal. Not only is it stupid, but it adds an even creepier undertone that their okay with animal abuse. The only reason this isn't my least favorite episode because they aren't very clear with the fact that Spongebob is okay with abusing this "endangered animal", and the fact that the part with Squidward in the zoo was kinda enjoyable to watch, but MAN, did it not save this episode.
Top 15 WORST Spongebob Episodes:
#15. The Krabby Kronicle
#14. The Thing (This is where I would put the episode this review is about)
#13. Trench Billies
#12. The Main Drain
#11. Breath of Fresh Squidward
#10. S.J.A.B.B
#9. Boating Buddies
#8. Slide Whistle Stooges (I'm sorry, I just feel ...more

This episode is the 2nd worst Spongebob episode of all time (behind Nature Pants) and the worst season 4 episode. Good Neighbors was great in my opinion. I understand why people hate it, but I don't understand why they don't hate The Thing more (i still respect their opinions). The Thing is also a Squid torture episode, and it ends worse than Good Neighbors. The Thing is more boring, not funny at all (Good Neighbors is very funny). Those are the reasons why I hate The Thing, and like Good Neighbors.

The second worst Spongebob episode and the worst S4 one. Good Neighbors is funny, and underrated. It's probably in my top 10 S4 episodes, but it's certainly not bad even if it isn't. However, this one is AWFUL. Squidward only wanted a quiet day of watching public television, but Spongebob and Patrick break in his house and he escapes, but gets trapped in (dolphin noise) cement, and Spongebob and Patrick make it more worse by adopting Squidward, and the rest of the episode is Squidward crying and Spongebob and Patrick annoying him. Just awful. Good Neighbors done the premise of Spongebob and Patrick breaking into Squidward's house while he is trying ti have a quiet day good, but this one failed.

Should be number 1.

5 Whale of a Birthday

I actually like this one, even though I tend to dislike Pearl-centered episode. - KalloFox34

Good god. Krabs is a cheap bastard in this episode. And it doesn't help that he doesn't even get Pearl a CAKE. WORST SpongeBob season 4 episode. - TomKellyCartooning

Eh this one is kinda mediocre. Not the best of Season 4 but compared to the horrors of Season 6-onward, this one is alright

I thought some of the scenes here were funny, but other than that it is only a mediocre episode. - Joansb

6 Funny Pants

This episode is extremely funny what's even wrong - NostalgiaMonkey

I first saw this episode at the age of 6 in 2009, and I thought laugh boxes were real! Because I loved it as a kid, I can't can it bad, also I thought That's No Lady and Good Neighbors were funny too

This episode is annoying SpongeBob laughing half of the episode seriously?

It's bad but better than a day without tears which is a, ripoff of this episode and little yellow book

7 SquidBob TentaclePants

This may be a bit controversial, but I actually found the ending scene funny. - KalloFox34

I found this episode to be bad when the ending happened, but the ending completely killed this episode for me. - IcetailofWishClan

... WHAT?! THIS EPISODE IS TERRIBLE HOW IS THIS NOT ONE! This is both disturbing creepy and some even say horrific but there is no way this is higher than ten! This should be al least 3!

I'm surprised. A Season 4 episode that is bad? That's pretty much impossible. It feels like a Season 6 episode. - Goatworlds

8 Hocus Pocus

What? This Episode Is Great! - Yina

SpongBob goes through the whole day trying to turn an ice cream to Squidward.

This episode was downright hilarious. - Catacorn

I like the opening popcorn sequence of this episode. But the rest of the episode when Squidward leaves is just stupid. SpongeBob doesn't know that it is NOT Squidward the entire time.

9 Karate Island

The only thing I like about this episode is the moving title card. - Datguyisweird666

Honestly, I thought this episode was decent. But not the best episode. - Garythesnail

Yeah and it was number one on the SpongeBob marathon, that's what really ticks me off. It should have been band geeks or chocolate with nuts!

Number-one in the 100 best episodes countdown. Higher than "Band Geeks". Higher than "Tea at the Treedome". Higher than "Fools in April". Higher than "The Camping Episode". Higher than "Chocolate With Nuts". Higher than "Squilliam Returns". Higher than "SpongeBob, Sandy and the Worm"...

10 New Leaf

I like this episode until the ending. Seriously, that has to be the worst ending of the show, right alongside Bumper To Bumper (Season 9) - Joansb

This was in my opinion one of the last good SpongeBob episodes one of the best season 4 episodes - steelers1979

This episode was good. This should be near the bottom of this list.

Why is this even number 8? It needs 28 at least - Goatworlds

The Contenders

11 Best Day Ever

Oh thanks nick for showing the worst spongebob episode ever. This is a 0/10 for me. Nothing made me laugh and the fact that they made an entire episode about a song. (by the way I think the song is really good) Nick got this episode way too hyped. And so much more is bad - Paaatttriiickkksttaarrr

What's wrong with this episode? It's awesome!

Am I allowed to just have my own opinion and say I liked this episode?

Good episode, but did not deserve to be hyped up like it was.

12 Wigstruck

NO ONE talks about this episode, plus it is bad and just weird. - Joansb

13 The Gift of Gum

This episode was pretty gross

I HATE, oh sorry, Dislike this episode so much. - Joansb

I can't believe how far this got pushes back. Many people hate this episode. Mr Enter said it was his least favorite in Season 4. I consider it mediocre but still.

Bäh this Episode disgusting me!

14 Chimps Ahoy
15 Rule of Dumb

I do not like this episode, it is stupid

I honestly like this one. - IcetailofWishClan

Oh come on! A Pal for Gary is more worse than this!

Sorry, I misspelled this. It's SUPPOSED to be "Rule of Dumb" which I should have changed "Bumb" to "Dumb."

16 Fear of a Krabby Patty

Ok this one was good, this should be the best season 4 episode

I love this episode. - Garythesnail

At least THIS is near last place on Worst Season 4 episodes

This should be near the bottom - Goatworlds

17 Squidtastic Voyage

This episode was meh.

I hate this one. It's GROSS!

This episode is one of the S4 episode to have no flaws, SpongeBob's S1-3 voice would of been used (not the one used in the 2004 movie/S4-onwards one).

This one was great - Goatworlds

18 That's No Lady
19 Driven to Tears

Yes this is, "Rule of Dumb" was its sister episode.

I.. Um forgot this one.

This isn't from season 4.

20 Enemy In-Law
21 Best Frenemies

This ending is brought to you by "Nightmare Fuel", and by "What in Neptune's name happened to their clothing"?

I actually really like this episode. Seeing Mr. Krabs and Plankton as a team but sort of enemies pairing really works in this episode.

This is the first episode I've ever seen, so duh I like it. - Joansb

This episode should be number 1! Why didn't the episode end happily with SpongeBob recovering from the KelpShake? Mr Krabs and Plankton are both gonna pay for it. It's just the most HORRIBLE episode ever!

22 Bummer Vacation

For me this is one of my least favorite episodes. Spongebob tries to work hardly in Krusty Krab, but that idiot Krabs fires him and Spongebob annoyingly plays action figures, and then Spongebob annoys Patrick too. Sorry. 5/10

What happened to this episode? It was great!

Kind of Mean-Spirited If you Ask me - ChiefMudkip

I don't care for this episode... Didn't entertain me much

23 Shell of a Man

This is one of the best season 4 - NostalgiaMonkey

24 Krusty Towers

This episode is a classic! - KalloFox34

Why is this here? This episode is great! - OhioStateBuckeyes

I hate Krusty Towers! One of the worst Season 4 episodes ever.

This is a really good episode! - Joansb

25 Patrick Smartpants

The person who putted this episode on the list probably must have said one coarse meal choir boys boating buddies the card a pal for Gary stuck in the wringer good neighbors spongebob your fired little yellow book planktons regular to love a patty and the splinter are his favorite spongebob episodes

Patrick is smart and leaves SpongeBob, which is TORTURING him. Poor SpongeBob.

It must be WAY higher on the list. It's very sad.

26 Mrs. Puff, You're Fired

This was a good episode (Interesting fun fact: this episode was originally planned for Season 3, but was left unfinished. The Lost Mattress and Krusty Towers share this trait.) - KalloFox34

Why is this on the list? This episode was great!

This episode is pretty bad. SpongeBob almost died in that episode. Very similar to Gary's suffering from the great snail race

Yay! Winner! And for good reason too. - Joansb

27 Have You Seen This Snail?

I'm voting just to get it higher, this episode is surely NOT the worst season 4 episode, The Thing, SquidBob TentaclePants, Squid Wood, All That Glitters and Karate Island are A LOT worse. But, this episode is overrated, and REALLY bad. The episode is not funny, it was too sad, and that poor snail that is mistaken for Miss Tuftsy after Gary escapes will get eaten by the old lady. Also, this episode is very boring and slow - moving. This story can be done in 11 minutes, which was done in "Dumped", and that episode vas very good. Also, The Penguins of Madagascar done this plot in the episode "Feline Fervor" and guess what? It was 11 minutes, and it was very good. This episode is just a bad ripoff of a good episode, "Dumped". Enough said.

This episode was great! Let's not forget the famous Squidward Bathtub scene

Why's this episode even here? It was perfect and emotional!

This is one of my favorites! I know you don't have many to choose from but come on! - toptenzen

28 Skill Crane

WHAT? Ok, this is one of the best episodes in my opinion. I love how he says "Be the crane" to win it. Honestly, I do this all the time at arcades. When I went to Dave and Buster's and tried the giant claw machine without closing my eyes, I didn't win anything. But then I tried it. I closed my eyes, said- in my head- "Be the crane", Opened my eyes, and in the claw was a giant teddy bear! I LOVE this episode for giving me this new skill.

This has no flaws (except SpongeBob using his eyes). He should of used his legs for the whole chase scene. His S1-3 voice could of been used in every season.

I liked this episode, admit it, you wanted to try the skill crane. - Catacorn

This is my favorite of post movie, and probably in my top 20 favorite episodes ever - NostalgiaMonkey

29 Once Bitten

The whole plot of this episode basically stems from a Squidward Torture Porn courtesy of Gary the Snail.

30 Ghost Host

This needs to be put higher up on the list. It may be middle-of-the-road, but it's NOT the best episode of the season. Why is this at #36?

31 Krabs a la Mode

This isn't season 4, it's part of season 5 - NostalgiaMonkey

32 Krabs vs Plankton
33 Born to Be Wild

This is the first episode of SpongeBob that I ever watched

Why don't I remember this one at all? - Goatworlds

34 Dunces and Dragons

I find it to be boring. - IcetailofWishClan

This episode was the best SpongeBob special episode and the best pastmovie episode! How is this on the list?!?!? Huh? Huh? HUH?!?!

That moment when Squidward's relative got along better with SpongeBob and Pat better - Goatworlds

Just because an episode has one tiny flaw doesn't mean the episode is bad

35 Selling Out

One of the best - NostalgiaMonkey

36 The Endless Summer

This is a short not a real episode - NostalgiaMonkey

I love this epsoide so mutch why is it here

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