Worst Spongebob Squarepants Seasons

The Top Ten

1 Season 7

Yes, I will admit that season 6 had some terrible episodes. But it also had some wonderful episodes, so at least it wasn't completely awful. However, when season 7 was bad, it was REALLY bad, giving us some of the worst episodes of the entire show. I'm talking about 'A Pal For Gary', 'One Coarse Meal', 'Stuck in the Wringer', 'Yours, Mine and Mine', 'Tentacle Vision', 'Rodeo Daze' and who knows how many more episodes. Eat that, season 6 haters!

This season was home to one of the worst SpongeBob episodes of all time. It was the season that made me quit watching SpongeBob until I heard the news that Season 9 was an improvement.

Why? Simple.

Rehashed plots, abysmal content, and much more cruelty. Remember that one moment when SpongeBob flat-out ignores about the fact that his pet snail is about to be eaten by a monster and yet blames him for picking up the monster? Or how about that one moment when Mr. Krabs nearly drove Plankton to suicide? Way worse than that painful and graphic toenail scene from Season 6.

Yeah, this season was the worst. It was also an excruciatingly long season that the series had gone through. Thankfully, the show nearly recovered by its 10th and 11th season.

Season 6 had the most bad episodes, season 8 had the episodes with the worst content, but season 7 had the most bad episodes with absolutely horrible content. Really this had episodes like Stuck in the Wringer, One Coarse Meal, and A Pal for Gary. The only top ten worst worthy episode not in season 7 was The Splinter. We got the "amazing" ratings trap known as The Legends of Bikini Bottom with Sponge-Cano! And Trench-Billies (which by the way has terrible stereotypes). The only episode that people hate that is part of this season that I don't mind is Rodeo Daze.

This season contains:
One Coarse Meal
Stuck in the Wringer
Yours Mine and Mine
Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy
Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful
Summer Job
The Curse of the Hex
Krusty Dogs
The Abrasive Side
Buried in Time (not a terrible episode, but a total ripoff of Wishing You Well)
The Play's the Thing
A Day Without Tears
Greasy Buffoons - KalloFox34

2 Season 6

Oh, this season. Where do I even begin?

Well, let's start with the most infamous reason: the over-usage of gross-out humour. Apparently, we got to see Squidward's toenail getting ripped off, Plankton ripping his skin off, Spongebob getting a splinter in his thumb and his dirty, hairy feet! And this type of comedy is the cause for infamous episodes like House Fancy and The Splinter.

Also, there was an unbalanced screen time. The writers seemed to shoehorn Squidward into more episodes than usual, while Sandy only appeared in a few episodes with not much focus!

Then, there's the MASSIVE amounts of flanderisation. Spongebob had become a mind-numbing antagonist to the point of stalking Squidward in episodes like Boating Buddies, Patrick had become too dumb to live, and Mr Krabs' greed would make Plankton look like a 'hero'. Especially in Plankton's Regular.

Any decent episodes in this major suckfest of a season were lost in a sea of boring, uninspired and ...more

Season 6 was not just the worst season of SpongeBob but one of the worst seasons for an animated show. The ONLY redeeming quality was "Sand Castles in the Sand", an absolutely excellent episode, Even one of the top 5 episodes in the series. However, it couldn't make up for ripping off toenails, character flanderization, out of character moments (not that there's any character left), making SpongeBob EXTREMELY obsessive with Squidward for no reason, and killing off half of their fan base with the godawful special that is "Truth or Square". Honestly, the show's gone down the pooper thanks to Paul Tibbitt. And who thought it was a good idea to make Zeus a writer? Sure, SCitS was excellent, but... he's never made an episode other than that that was even average. And how about unnecessary cruelty to characters? Squidward gets tortured in just about every episode in this season, and if it's not Squidward it's Plankton (see "Plankton's Regular"). I can't wait for SpongeBob to just end. It ...more

Who made Casey Alexander a writer? He is absolutely the worst! Thank god he's leaving - sryanbruen

I don't think that the seasonal rot started until the first half of this season, which was honestly decent. The second half, however, was bad. - IcetailofWishClan

I don't care what critics say, season six is one of my favorite spongebob seasons.

Please Respect My Opinion, Super Metro

3 Season 8

I hate this season. Because it has terrible episodes like Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom, Pet Sitter Pat, Face Freeze and Demolition Doofus. But some of the good episodes are The Krabby Patty that Ate Bikini Bottom, It's a SpongeBob Christmas, Mooncation and the Way of the Sponge. These 4 episodes are great but this season sucks.

At least season 7 had ONE memorable episode (The Inside Job). I can barely remember any episode from this season.

This season is overall bad, but not the worst. Demolition Doofus and Are You Happy Now in particular are among the worst in the series. - KalloFox34

I often find myself wanting to turn the T.V. off whenever a Season 8 episode comes on. Even the best episodes (and there aren't very many of those) of this season have absolutely horrendous animation. On the flip side, the good episodes got better. It wasn't until Season 9, however, that the show returned to having consistently good episodes.

4 Season 9

Little Yellow Book in particular was awful. Squidward was just a downright bully instead of a grouch. - KalloFox34

I thought this was a good season. After season5,6, and 7, it started to get better. While there were some bad episodes like squid baby, there were some amazing episodes. Don't get me wrong, it's not as good as 1,2,3, and 4 but rather an improvement from the horrid seasons. I fully expect season 10 and 11 to be om par with 2 and 4 ( my favorite season)

Little Yellow Book was pretty bad, but there were enough O.K. episodes that the show is beginning to get better, and will continue to improve- hopefully- next season.

When people say that season 9 is bad its really season 9A which ran from 2012-2014 and it had terrible episodes like little yellow book and squid baby. Call me weird but I enjoyed spongebob you're fired. Its depressing but I found it somewhat enjoyable.

5 Season 4

This is a great season but compared to seasons 1 through 3 this has the most duds like good neighbours which is also known as the first truly bad episode and the first ever "squidward torture porn". But many good episodes out weigh the bad ones. Plus, "gary come home" is the best song in SpongeBob ever and aside from "beasts of england" in animal farm cartoon it might just be the most emotional song in film history and is in my top 10! Good job guys

I'm probably the only person who doesn't really like season 4 (outside of a couple of episodes).

One of the best seasons. It has its flaws (namely All That Glitters and Funny Pants) but it was overall a great season. - KalloFox34

This is my absolute favorite season with my favorite episode have you seen this snail

6 Season 10

Season 10 actually had some good episodes. In my opinion, spongebob is getting better, however, the damage has already been done. Despite that, it seems like patrick is a likeable character again, and the episodes became more enjoyable to watch. We deserve this season after a horrible season like season 9. - USGC

The season where the show became better

Actually, it became much worse. I wish that season 9 was the season finale.

Worst spongebob season. It seems like they are trying to be Ren and Stimpy, but it doesn't work, giving us one of the worst spongebob episodes Snooze You lose. Only good ones are Burst your Bubble and MermaidPants. Hope season 11 fixes this low point in spongebob

All episodes are awesome except Out of the Picture because I hate this episode

7 Season 5

I think this might be my favorite season of the show (even most of the bad episodes were not that bad).

Most underrated season. Yes, it has a few bad episodes (To Love a Patty and Fungus Among Us in particular being terrible episodes) but for the most part it's decent. - KalloFox34

The first episode showed me what was coming. Rise and Shine, Waiting, and The Fungus Among is were all terrible, and one of the only good ones was "Bucket Sweet Bucket" a decent episode with a non-generic, decent storyline.

I hate howi this season is really underrated to people. While Seasons 1-3 are my favorite, there is a lot of good stuff in Season 5 that I think can honestly compete with a lot of stuff in those seasons and even more than Season 4. Besides Atlantis Squarepantis, WhoBob Whatpants, and even To Love a Patty, there was really nothing here that was really damaging to the show. Even when things did fail, it was honestly kinda in a creative way like in SpongeHenge or Boat Smarts. Honestly I think this season is stronger than Season 4. This season also only had 1 Patrick's a prick shared with a Mr Krabs torture porn. Also Season 4 had a couple of Squidward torture porns. Season 5 only really had 2. There was also only 2 SpongeBob torture porns. Honestly I enjoyed Season 5 a bit more than Season 4.

8 Season 1

This shouldn't even be on here! It's best season ever!

I think the reason why this kid put this here because he thinks that the new Spongebob is better than the old, hardworking graphics. - Datguyisweird666

The reason I don't really like this season (set aside about 14 episodes) is because I find it to be rather boring.


I like this season a little but not a lot like frog legs

9 Season 11

Season 6 is without a doubt my least favorite SpongeBob season. I don't understand why is Season 7 above season 6. Season 6 had more bad and less good episodes than season 7. Even the good episodes from season 6 aren't THAT good (The Slumber Party and Komputer Overload are the only funny episodes of the season, and that is really sad), while season 7 has Perfect Chemistry, which is my 4th favorite SpongeBob episode period. Those are also the reasons why season 11 is way worse than season 7 in my opinion, and that it should be way higher on this list. Yes, season 11 had some great episodes (The Legend of Boo - Kini Bottom, Squid Noir, Chef Bob, Surf N Turf), but the bad episodes from season 11 are maybe even worse than season 6's worst episodes (for example, Krabby Patty Creature Feature, Squirrel Jelly, Ink Lemonade and many more). Season 11 is so bad that if the four good episodes (and maybe 1 or 2 other episodes) I mentioned above didn't exist, it would probably be worse than season ...more

Thank you random guy who said Squirrel jelly was one of the worst episodes oh and, plus I'm the guy who posted that comment that the episode would give me dirrehoea.

The WORST! Episode is in this season that is:Squirrel jelly. The torture that is that episode. The same thing happens in that episode is sandy getting electrocuted even at the ending the very ending. This episode would of gave me dirrehoea

This season is so overrated in my opinion. I'll be honest, I've seen only half of the season, but from what I've seen there are only a few good episodes (which are actually amazing), but the rest are complete bullcrap. They are so boring and frustrating at the same time.

10 Season 2

Not a bad season, but it's got a few REALLY bad episodes such as Dumped and I'm With Stupid.

What on earth is this doing at number 1 the third season was way better. In fact I think I like season 4 better than this don't hate me though

In my opinion, season 1 was the best, with episodes with very good plots and sheer wittiness

I totally agree, but there are episodes like I'm With Stupid, Squid On Strike, Jellyfish Hunter are poor in my opinion.

The Contenders

11 Season 12

This season is actually pretty good. It started off bad with episodes like The Nitwitting, Gary and Spot, and the Ballad of Filthy Muck, but then it improved fast with good episodes like SBB, Goofy Newbie, and many more. If the writers keep this up, it could compete with pre-movie seasons.

This season has many awful episodes. If it keeps it up, it may be my least favorite

People say that the previous season is bad, yet they ignore how bad this one is so far.

Only good episode so far is The Krusty Slammer.

12 Season 3

I admit that episodes like The Great Snail Race and Party Pooper Pants were mediocre, but I'll say it's one of the best seasons. - KalloFox34

I think every episode in this season is AMAZING! This should be at number 10 below the (not yet made) season 10

Except for The Sponge Who Could Fly and SpongeBob's House Party! They're so annoying. - sryanbruen

What about chocolate with nuts

This one should be higher! VOTE IT TO GET TO NUMBER 1! These episodes include Krab Borg, One Krabs Trash, Clams, The Bully, and all the others.

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