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.

I just find the majority of it bland or horrid. - IcetailofWishClan

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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

Sure, season 7 has a lot of terrible episodes like A Pal For Gary, One Coarse Meal, Stuck In The Wringer, Rodeo Daze, Squidward in Clarinetland... But, the bad episodes from season 6 are worse! The Splinter, Choir Boys, Truth or Square, Porous Pockets... Not to mention there are more bad episodes in season 6 than in season 7. Season 6 also had some VERY gross scenes, like Squidward ripping of his eyebrow in Pineapple Fever, Squidward ripping off his toenail in House Fancy, there was a gross scene in Choir Boys (when jellyfish freed Spongebob after Squidward tied him to a tree), and TOO MUCH gross scenes in The Splinter. The worst episode of this season is Choir Boys, in which Spongebob is evil!

This is the worst Spongebob Squarepants Season ever
Worse then Season 7

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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.

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.

Are you happy now? And Demolition Doofus. Two of the worst episodes in my opinion.

Ok, this season isn’t as bad as season 7 but is worse then 6

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4 Season 11

Season 11 is one of my favorite seasons but it has one bad episode called Ink Lemonade (which feels like season 6)

Overrated, can we just go back to a season 9 style without over exaggerated animation?

After Ink Lemonade, I am never trusting the next upcoming episodes of this season.

I find the animation to be OK. Not as good as Seasons 1-4, certainly, but there were only about 3-4 truly bad episodes (*cough cough Ink Lemonade*) - IcetailofWishClan

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5 Season 9

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.

Some bad eps like Spongebob You’re Fired and Salsa Imbecilius but a lot of the other episodes are good! Even 9A had some that really stand out to me.

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6 Season 5

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.

It's not the worst season, but while the good episodes tend to be better than the ones in season 4 (Friend or Foe, Krabs a la mode, Sing a Song of Patrick, etc), the bad episodes are also worse, and there's more of them. (Whatever Happened to Spongebob? , Atlantis Squarepantis, Spongehenge, etc)

It was the true downfall of the show.
Season 1 and 2: Excellent
Season 3: Great
Season 4: Good
Season 5 and beyond: Utter garbage

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7 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

Seasons 1 - 3 H E A V E N
Seasons 4 - 6 Started to go a little downhill
Seasons 6 - 8 OH GOD NO!
Season 9 Meh
Season 10 Not bad, actually

So why did you put this season on the list, bloody idiots?

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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


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

It's just a meh season. - IcetailofWishClan

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9 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

Except for a few overly gross or bad episodes, (I'm talking about you, SquidBob TentaclePants and Squid Wood) This season was pretty good. It began to go downhill a little at the end of the season but still had a lot of great episodes.

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

Definitely one of the best!

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10 Season 3

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.

The bad episodes from this season is Clams, Krab Borg, The Sponge Who Could Fly, One Krabs Trash, and The Billy.

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The Contenders

11 Season 2

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.

I love season 1 and 2. Why is this on here?

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