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[Ep. 4] The Top 20 Worst SpongeBob Episodes (1/2) by Blu3Danny [Ep. 4] The Top 20 Worst SpongeBob Episodes (1/2) by Blu3Danny


UPDATE (Nov 21, 2013): Okay, I was NOT  expecting to go back to this list, but something happened that I just could NOT ignore. It's an episode that I could just let fly over my head, but... then I saw it and my brain just... imploded.



Greetings, to Deviants everywhere!

Oh, boy! Review time! It's been a while since for one of these, since last time I yelled about what was wrong with The Lorax (2012). this is NOT a review, rather I'm doing something different. As you can read from the title, this is a little spin-off from the reviews, a little something I call List Time!

In this segment I conglomerate either episodes of a T.V. series, movies, video games, or etc., into a list, and rank them according to the theme of the list.

For the very first List Time! my first subject is SpongeBob SquarePants.

Oh, boy... this show...

If I'm going to do this, there's something I need to get out of the way.

I hate this show. This is one of the worst shows I have ever seen, how Nickelodeon could even think to host a show like this is...

...oh. Maybe I should clarify myself a little bit; sorry, my mistake, guys.

The new SpongeBob is one of the worst shows I have seen recently. The NEW era of an old childhood classic is an absolute disgrace of the legacy that its preceding era had left, prior to the big movie. I absolutely REFUSE to believe that this is SpongeBob anymore.

Even so, it only took me until recently to find my breaking point. It took a while for me to realize what a train-wreck this show has become. Hell, it hasn't even been a YEAR since I quit the show; I was that adamant about having the hopes that this show would become better. Celestia knows, that didn't happen.

Actually, I should say, on this day, November 11, it has been one year exactly since I left it for good, so to "celebrate" the occasion, I've made a list of the worst episodes this show had to offer.

Now, if you've already seen the "Top 20 Worst Spongebob Episodes" by MoBrosStudios then you'll know that I love these videos, I love MoBros., I love everything he does, and he inspired me with this idea. If you haven't you should check him out, the list is brilliant, and he has some pretty funny YouTube Poops.

Now I thought long and hard about all the crappy episodes, all the unfunny jokes, all the unnecessary mean streak that has grown on the show, and I've been thinking, "Hmm. You know? I've been with this show for a long time; I can't stand it anymore, but what is the worst of the worst that I've been through? What is the bottom of the barrel?- the show is so bad, it's not even worthy of having hit "Rock Bottom"!- What have I had to endure to finally say 'I quit!'"

I shit you not, prior to me streamlining my list, I had made a bottom 50 episodes list. 50. Bad. Episodes. It may sound like I'm exaggerating, but no, I'm not kidding when I'm saying you could EASILY count 50 bad episodes, hell, that list even had "HONORABLE" mentions! I really had to think long and hard for to realize, "Holy shit, the ratio of bad/good episodes in this show, is unbalanced as hell." I can count the number of good episodes from the last six seasons that I've seen, in ONE. HAND! The only one I can recommend, right off the top of my head, is "Sandcastles in the Sand".

It's really sad when out of the 100+ episodes that have come out recently from a show that was great on its first three seasons, I can only easily recommend for you to watch one episode. One episode. One episode! One. FUCKING. Episode!

But I know that's not what you guys wanna hear. I know that you don't care about this silly background information. You want to see the lowest of the lowest. You wanna endure the suffering that I did? Well, fine by me! I'm not EVER going to watch this show again, but before I give it the kiss of death, it's only fair for me to watch out my anger and hatred that it deserves.

So sit back, eat a Krabby Patty, enjoy a Kelp Shake... or maybe not. And I hope you're set, because...

...I'm READY!!

The Top 20 Worst SpongeBob SquarePants Episodes

#20. Hide and Then What Happens?

I'll just keep this brief, simply because this episode isn't worth the migraine. That's for Part 2!

Right away this episode rubbed me the wrong the way- the episode opens up with Patrick, not knowing SpongeBob's name. SpongeBob, A.K.A. his best friend he knew since they were babies! But that's not the only insulting set-piece of the episode.

Not too soon after, we get explained how the game "Hide and Seek" works. Why? Because, SpongeBob and Patrick wanted to play a game, SpongeBob suggested the aforementioned game, and Patrick doesn't know what it is. Hide and Seek, a game just about everyone one of us have played when we were in KINDERGARTEN!

The rest of the episode is pretty predictable. Patrick hides, and SpongeBob can't find him. The first place he crosses out to look for, is Patrick's own house. So, he decides to look for him everywhere else. And I do mean EVERYWHERE else.

So, just about nothing happens for most of the episode. It probably wouldn't be as bad, maybe if it was one of those... stupid, Season 5 shorts, but it's an 11 minute episode, that's mainly NOTHING HAPPENING!

Until the end, when SpongeBob discovers, GASP!, Patrick WAS hiding under his own house the whole time.

...what a shock. Because, you know? None of us saw THAT twist coming a mile away...

...fuckin' please...

#19. The Krabby Kronicle

Ugh... this one.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Comedic powerhouse, SpongeBob SquarePants sinks yet another truly awful episode with The Krabby Kronicle! Read all about the tragedy on the main page!

Sigh... here's the deal.

One lackluster day at the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs announces that he posted a Krusty Krab ad on a local newspaper, to promote the restaurant and get more business. Not too soon after, he realizes the ad isn't working, as no customers show up.

Krabs sees that nobody is interested in the newspaper, because a the public is interested in the competition, The Bottom Feeder. Basically, a cheesy tabloid full of lies and scandals. Why do people read it? Because it's more interesting.

So, Krabs has the idea to print his own newspaper to sell at the Krusty Krab, called, The Krabby Kronicle. Just bullshit stories printed to make a quick buck.

At first it doesn't work, because his main reporter, SpongeBob, couldn't find anything interesting. So, he tells him to. "use his imagination"- A.K.A. lying- to "spice up" these dull stories.

So, SpongeBob goes around making up embarrassing stories about his friends and acquaintances, so he can make a hot sell on the Kronicle. The paper makes make great sales... but SpongeBob starts feeling guilty about writing these "wild" stories.

Funny, I feel like this is a common plot in cartoons. All Grown Up did it. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic did it, for a more recent example. I'm sure as hell Doug did it. And I think Hey, Arnold! as well, but I can't remember. My point is that, this isn't a very original idea for an episode- the protagonist of the episode gets involved in a newspaper full of baloney, and gets bullied by their boss. It's common, but I still love these type of episodes, mainly because I just LOVE seeing these horrible bosses get their comeuppance. How does this episode do it? Well...

SpongeBob gets tired of Mr. Krabs forcing him to do his horrible work, so SpongeBob decides to reveal the truth to the public about how Mr. Krabs was threatening SpongeBob to keep him working. the customers ambushed Krabs, took their money back, and left the restaurant. Wow. That's a... pretty sweet ending. Oh, cool! So it's like Jellyfish Hunter- Krabs is getting paid back for his misdeeds in a justified way. Damn, it's almost as if nobody wants to eat at his restaurant again... right?!

No... what Krabs realizes, by accident, is that with he printing press he build, can print money. Counterift money. But Krabs doesn't care- he can print money, and break the law in the process, but, MONEY!

Sigh... all of the shows I mentioned that had this same plot, had FAR better and more satisfying endings than this! Goddamn it... not only can they fuck up a plot that's been on other shows, but other shows on the same network!

Moving on!

#18. Professor Squidward

Goddamn it...

In this episode, Squidward gets stopped by a news reporter who thinks he's Squidward's life rival, Squilliam Fancyson, who also happens to be the music professor at the Bikini Bottom University. Squidward tells the lady that he's not Squilliam. Now, keep this moment in mind, because it will come back to bite this episode in the ass.

She nags Squidward until he says that he is Squilliam, and is now enjoying his 15 minutes of fame as a prestigious music professor in the Bikini Bottom University... with SpongeBob and Patrick as two of his students.

Wait, what the fuck?! How the hell did they become part of this issue? More importantly, how are they students of an university. University is expensive, and SpongeBob's job would make it nearly impossible for him to be able to get in, and Patrick's LACK of a job a job, sure as hell won't let him in. So they are completely forced in, in order to cause Squidward misery, even though they have absolutely no business here. Uh, hello?! Squidward is in enough trouble just by being here! He doesn't need these two yahoo's making everything worse. This isn't even the worst example of SpongeBob and/or Patrick making Squidward's life, and they are completely irritating.

At the end of the episode, Squidward gets arrested for impersonating Squilliam, by Squilliam, who made the claim, and- wait for it....

... the reporter from the beginning of the episode! That's right, the same chick that got Squidward tangled in this mess, has now come back for some unnecessary karma. And then they have the audacity to have Squidward being dragged out of the class by the cops, while SpongeBob and Patrcik, his supposed "FRIENDS", just sit on their desks and watch. Such good neighbors they are... oh, shit...

#17. Good Neighbors

Man... I remember this being my least favorite episode in the series when it first came out... God, how little did I know that it'd be much more tolerable years after. The episode's still a piece of shit, but it's better than... 16 even worse episodes... it's just more painful than #18. What a compliment.

Anyway, in this episode, Squidward is trying to enjoy a Sunday afternoon relaxing and pampering himself. Pedicure, nap, read his newspaper etc. But wait, here we have his neighbors, SpongeBob and Patrick, ruin his plans by causing their regular brand of mischief.

Squidward, not wanting to put up with their bullshit- and after ruining his chances of reading the newspaper- tells them how they are awful neighbors. So, the two half-wits get the idea of making a club called "Good Neighbors" (hence the name of the episode... there's nothing "Good" about this episode) and make Squidy their president. He declines calmly, but the two fools insist on him joining. Squidward "accepts"- that is he uses his presidential power to send SpongeBob and Patrick to do pointless task, just so he can enjoy his afternoon in peace.

This doesn't work- SpongeBob and Patrick drive Squidward out of his house and then steal his pedicure away from him. Then Squidward snaps.

Before I continue, I need to say this- most people who hate this episode, hate it because it was SpongeBob and Patrick's fault this whole mess happened. I actually think it's BOTH them and Squidward who are at fault. Why do I say that?

SpongeBob and Patrick give Squidward an apology cake- to show they're sorry for their mistakes. To their credit, and as much as I hate to admit, they DID try to be good neighbors. They were being sincere. If these writers were smart, they would have Squidward calm down and just talk to them. Instead, we get a twist... a fit of rage, Squidward kicks the pile of newspapers that SpongeBob and Patrick put back together for him, and he finds an advertisement for a security system to keep intruders out. He buys it. He installs it. It fails to detect SpongeBob and Patrick as a threat when they walk into his home and offer him an apology cake. It attacks Squidward instead for being hostile to the machine.

The thing goes haywire when it gets splattered by th cake the Good Neighbors brought in, and what does it do? It causes the house to stand up, pick Squidward out, and then goes berserk and destroys Bikini Bottom. I'm not sure why the episode had to go in such an... odd turn of events.

Squidward's house returns and he gets in trouble for his house destroying Bikini Bottom. Now he and SpongeBob and Patrick are sentenced to clean up Bikini Bottom every Sunday for the rest of their lives. Wow... like in 20,000 Patties Under the Sea a bad final third, destroyed whatever good feelings I had towards this episode, except, unlike the aforementioned episode, it has no chuckle-worthy moments in the least.

I'm sure that Squidward will get better and find something better to do... wait a minute...

#16. Cephalopod Lodge

Hey, guys! Get this! A staple of the series is that there are quite a handful of episodes where SpongeBob and Patrick ruin anything good he has going for him... this is one of THOSE episodes.

Squidward is very secretive about... a secret. SpongeBob and Patrick are curious about what he's hiding. It turns out he's a member of the eponymous secret club. The club where only cephalopod are allowed. I guess the that ain't true, because SpongeBob and Patrick somehow get in. Not only that, but they also say that Squidward is their friend. This gets him kicked out.

Squidward is both upset and furious at SpongeBob and Patrick for getting him kicked out of the club. Ultimately they come up with a plan to get Squidward back inside, which is to make Squidy look awesome, in front of the other members, by making it seem like he's fighting a monster (really, SpongeBob and Patrick in disguise).

It works... until SPongeBob and Patrick remove their costumes a little too early. So, guess what? Squidward gets kicked out... for GOOD this time. Squidward is then "accepted" into SpongeBob and Patrick's club.

This episode's a chore- nothing happens for the most part aside from Squidward looking worse and worse thanks to SpongeBob and Patrick's interference. The ending killed any hopes of me watching this episode ever again. So this is easily a bust.

#15. Gullible Pants

This is just... dear God...

In this episode, we at first see that Mr. Krabs has to leave the Krusty Krab for a few minutes, but he doesn't want to leave the place without a boss... which believe me, it would have been fine anyway, since he spends most of his time in his office. He leaves SpongeBob in charge of the place, until he returns.

Squidward can't believe that Mr. Krabs would trust SpongeBob more than him to take care of the place, so Squidward decides to recreate the events of Squid's Day Off and he gives SpongeBob bogus instructions that Krabs gave him. In Squid's Day Off, it was Squidward who was in charge, but the same thing bascially happens in Gullible Pants, because, just as the title says, SpongeBob is gullible and listens to everything that Squidward says.

Blah, blah, blah, instructions, blah, blah, blah, chaos ensues.

The last thing we see is the Krusty Krab being left a total disaster area, and SpongeBob... just being... yeah... and the customers are left captive thanks, again to Squidward's bogus insturctions. The worst part about this episode? It has no ending. Nothing after that, the episode just ends and that's it! It isLAZY beyond belief to see that there is no resolution whatsoever! Plus... SpongeBob being gullible? It ain't FUNNY.

#14. The Splinter

What can I say that needs to be said? What do I need to say that hasn't been said? What new bad points do I have to bring up about this episode?

It's all been said!

Wait, I think I know what to say- this episode is NOTHING! It has absolutely no legs to stand on.

Hell, I can summarize the plot really quickly. Here's the situation, one day at the Krusty Krab SpongeBob gets his spatula stuck in the ceiling after routine patty-flipping. He tries to get it by stand it on a huge pile of... crates and junk. He falls off the tower, but instead of the show just finally killing him with that mess of swords on the ground, he gets into something FAR more unbearable, to both him and the audience. He trips and very PAINFULLY gets a splinter stabbed in his thumb.

The rest of the episode is SpongeBob trying to ge trid of the splinter in graphic and repulsive ways, after Squidward tells him that he's gonna be sent home if Mr. Krabs sees his splinter.

Things get worse when we're reintroduced to Dr. Patrick, who we last saw in Suds. In a good episode likeSuds, we are thankfully spared of the body horror, by seeing a very ridiculous illness, and hilarious slapstick and bad ideas. Patrick impersonates a doctor, but never actually hurts SpongeBob; granted, he doesn't make him feel any better, rather worse, but it's not painful to watch.

In THIS episode, though, Patrick whines and, like in Suds, makes the situation worse. Oh, God... it gets... disgustingly worse.

I'm not sure what's funny about this episode! It's hard to watch and just a disgusting idea being thrown up on the television screen, with no real plot and very hard-to-watch scenes that feel out of place in a network as safe as Nickelodeon. Hell, out of place ANYWHERE except, maybe, Adult Swim.

#13. Tentacle-Vision

Oh, wow... Cephalopod Lodge is actually... tame, compared to this.

In this episode, Squidward gets annoyed that T.V. shows are just being handed to total hacks- Oh, the IRONY!

So, Squidward goes to the T.V. station an demands his own show, if it's so easy to get one. And he DOES get a show. He wants to make his an educational show, to enlighten the people of Bikini Bottom about music and culture.

Cue SpongeBob and Patrick (It can never be that easy, can it?)

Sigh... so, they invade Squidward's house and they don't want to leave after they see that Squidward has his own show now.... sigh... this is so played, but at least it's just them...

...wait a second? Why is it that everybody in the whole cst is invading Squidward's house? Oh, wait! They're watching the show on T.V.! But they don't see why SpongeBob and Patrick can just be part of the show, but they can't. So the whole cast- ranging from Sandy to Larry, from Krabs to Plankton- invade Squidward's house and completely take over his show!

The worst part? The show becomes a success! So Squidward succeeded? WOW! This is new... wait... he's sitting outside his house... oh, fuck you, show.

Everybody in Bikini Bottom can be allowed to be in Squid's house, invade his privacy, for the sake of the show! EVERYBODY except for Squidward himself. He has to sit outside his own house while the show is running, even though the vents that happen were a total accident! He's not at fault, and why should he get screwed out of his own house because of this? What the hell?!

Yes, I sound angry, and believe me I am. This episode pissed me off worse than Cephalopod Lodge because EVERYBODY can make a fool out Squidward, not JUST SpongeBob and Patrick- EVERYONE! What did he do to deserve so much mistreatment? Jesus Christ! What's wrong with this show?

#12. Demolition Doofu

In this episode, SpongeBob gets Mrs. Puff in yet another driving accident, this one is so bad that it actually deflates Mrs. Puff.

Mrs. Puff is sick of SpongeBob being such a terrible driving student, she absolutely hates his guts. So, she hatches a... dark, dark idea. She enters him into the Demolition Derby. She hopes that this, gets rid of his worse student, for good. I'm not kidding, Mrs. Puff wants to kill SpongeBob. Now, I want to see him pay as much as anybody in the audience, but to get one of the ymost sympathetic characters SOOOOOO out of character, to the point where she would want someone dead, you have ruined their motivation and character for me.

The thing is that, even though she couldn't stand SpongeBob, Mrs. Puff never wished the worst for him, she just wants him out of her sight. She knew that if she passed SpongeBob before actually being ready to drive, he would be a danger to himself and everybody else. She doesn't want him to get hurt, she goes out of her way, and endures all the damage, because she doesn't want a reckless driver to graduate.

The old Mrs. Puff would never do this, as a matter of fact, I should've mentioned this earlier- SpongeBob turns out to be good at Demolition Derby. Damn good. So good, that Puff herself questions why he's still alive, not standing, not okay, ALIVE! She even goes into the derby herself and actively tries to kill him! It sickens me to see such a nice and gentle character, turn a complete 180, and become a psychopath! I can't feel sorry for her after doing this! Actively trying to kill someone is fucked up in ANY account- I don't advocate for characters to do that, especially the sympathetic ones.

I hate, hate, hate, that this episode even considered that idea!

Fucking episode.

#11. Summer Job

Here's a mix that ought to be "easy to stomach". Think about this:

What do we get when we mix Krusty Love with Boating Buddies?

This episode happens, but with a twist.

In this episode, Mrs. Puff is relieved to find out that summer is coming up, because she won't have to see SpongeBob during the long break...

...that is until SpongeBob remembers that he needs to give Puff a note. Mrs. Puff, wanting to get away from him, goes Boating Buddies on us, and tries to drive away from SpongeBob. Like in Boating Buddies, Mrs. Puff gets in trouble, but rather than the law, she drives her boat into the Krusty Krab. So, to make up for the damages, Mr. Krabs forces Mrs. Puff to work at the Krusty Krab. Guess what that means?

That's right, like in Boating Buddies, Mrs. Puff is subjected to hell with SpongeBob annoying the FUCK out of her and the audience.

Now, I've made a lot of references to Boating Buddies, and from that you can judge, I don't like Boating Buddies... and you're right, I hate that episode; that and Summer Job have a lot of similarities, but I hate this episode more. Why?

Remember I mentioned Krusty Love? Well, here in order to save herself, Mrs. Puff alludes to the plot of Krusty Love, that is to say, she references the time when they went out together- which, I honestly would have liked for it to continue... bu it gets ruined. Why?

Mr. Krabs tells her, basically, "Tough shit. Fuck you. Get to work." Yes, this time around, Krabs could give less of a damn that Mrs. Puff is suffering in such a poor working condition (SpongeBob included). That HURT. It made Krusty Love hard to watch... although, since in my mind this isn't SpongeBob anymore, I'm not ever gonna connect these two episodes together. And yet we're here, how did this happen?

Krabs' unsympathetic demeanor and SpongeBob's irritating personality drive Puff up the wall, and she gets sick of working and quits. She pulls a Boating Buddies yet again, and decides to drive away. That is after taking a glance at SpongeBob's note. This time she gets in trouble with the law, she gets arrested. But it doesn't end there...

At the end of the episode, Mrs. Puff has to take a boating class... taught by SpongeBob. The punchline? The note SpongeBob wanted to give Mrs. Puff was that SpongeBob decided to follow her roots, and deiced to teach a driving class. You know, SpongeBob? Mrs. Puff absolute WORST student. Who doesn't even have a LICENSE? And in PRISON?

It's such a horrible twist, it's not even funny. Oh, yeah! It isn't!

Okay guys, that's it for this part! This is a list too big to go through in one go, so next week, I'll write the last 10 entries, and explain why the number 1 episode is number 1. For now, though, enjoy the first half, and I'll talk to you guys later.

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I like how you put detail on the film strip, showing us some of the most HATED Spongebob episodes ever, especially One Coarse Meal, that episode NEEDS TO BE FORGOTTEN, BURNED AND SHREDDED. In fact, good luck on this list bro, I know that Pet Sitter Pat is beyond crap. That episode is one I will never watch. It's as if Satan shat, Hitler barfed and Justin Bieber took a bleeding piss and all of it got shoved into a food processor. Sorry to gross you out, but that's the best thing that comes close to Pet Sitter Pat. And A Pal For Gary was a huge middle finger to all of his fans. Please, good luck at facing these atrocities that a once GOOD network had ones that we treasured in our childhoods.
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After having read this, I have to say this is one of the better countdowns! Most of the rest were just copycats of MoBros and beating a dead horse, adding nothing new, but your reasons were well thought out. The art is simple, but I like how you combined the title cards into film (LOL, One Coarse Meal on the bottom like it should be!). Speaking of the title cards, even though they're the same ones as the episodes use, the traditional coloring gives them a unique style of their own to help them stand out.

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One-Concerned Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
These episodes sound like they must've been extremely painful for most people to watch just once.  Still, how many times on average did YOU have to watch each one to make this list?  How did you keep your sanity in check?
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Filmographer
Each episode on this list I have guaranteed at least three watches.

The first one is when I first experienced it without any critical knowledge or without the intent of reviewing it.

The second was to re-watch it all the way through to remember the experience (sort of like getting the big picture)

The third watch was to catch any details I might have missed.

To be honest, I don't really look back fondly to this list, because I feel like I could do some of these episodes better justice on just how terrible they are, than I did here, but that answers the questions- at least three, and that doesn't count any other re-watches, whether accidental or for preparation.
One-Concerned Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
I see.  Thank you for your answer. :)
whyman3 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
i potentially would place tentacle vision in top 5, no joke.
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Filmographer
Eh... I wouldn't go that far. Don't get me wrong, it sucks and I hate it, but compared to other Season 7 episodes, you can do much worse.
RhythmThiefFan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Ah, SpongeBob SquarePants. It surprises me how such a great show could fall so hard. However, I wanted to say that I enjoyed this countdown, and I wanted to give my thoughts on it.

20. Hide and Then What Happens?: This was one of SpongeBob's most boring episodes. Literally, eight of its eleven minutes is filled with nothing but SpongeBob looking for Patrick without thinking of the obvious spot... his rock. It's boring, it's not funny, and it's a waste of eleven minutes. I don't have much to say other than that.

19. The Krabby Kronicle: I once thought this episode was okay (then again, its premiere aired when I was 7.) When I re-watched it, however, I hated it. Mr. Krabs is extremely unlikable because of the ending, I'll agree with you there. However, my biggest problem with this episode is that it's so predictable. Even when I thought it was okay, I expected everything. I also can't buy into the drama, since everyone will return to its normal self in the next episode.

18. Professor Squidward: I would have loved to see an episode where Squidward is caught in his own web of lies rather than SpongeBob and Patrick teleporting into the episode for no reason other than to make them act like an annoying two-headed entity. Besides that, this episode is incredibly dull. It's basically a dull version of Artist Unknown, which is a much better episode. Also, the lady is an idiot.

17. Good Neighbors: Ugh... This one was terrible. It used to be my least favorite episode in 2005 or 2006. Then worse episodes came up. I wouldn't say it's as bad as All That Glitters or Squid Wood, but it's a terrible episode for your reasons. No character comes out on top (reminds me of Little Yellow Book, even though that came out almost 8 years later,) and no comedy appears here.

16. Cephalopod Lodge: This was one I instantly despised. I felt quite bad for Squidward since SpongeBob and Patrick can't take responsibility for their actions (according to the "It's not your fault, buddy." quotes,) and SpongeBob's suspicion is caused by the fact that Squidward was smiling. Not much else to say.

15. Gullible Pants: This was such a boring episode. Its concept is borrowed from Squid's Day Off (a better episode) and nothing stood out. I actually daydreamed when watching it. Aside from that, I have nothing to say.

14. The Splinter: I have a lot to say about this one, however. Let's start off by ignoring all gross scenes. It's still a bad episode. Squidward's story is ridiculous. What happened to the believable stories that built up to something like in Graveyard Shift? What happened to Patrick's funny doctor side? He acts really jerky here. It's annoying. This episode also has only 1 or 2 funny moments (which relate to nothing here.) It's mostly boring.

13. Tentacle-Vision: Apparently everyone hates Squidward's guts. I really don't like this one either. It's probably not in my bottom 20 (or even bottom 50 for that matter,) but it's still terrible.

12. Demolition Doofus: Even back when season 8 was a well received season (I was never a fan of it myself,) most fans always hated this episode. I agree with them. I should mention that Mrs. Puff isn't arrested in this episode, but in episodes like Ditchin' and Oral Report where she does nothing wrong, she goes to jail. Post-Movie SpongeBob logic, folks.

11. Summer Job: Wonderful. Krusty Love was one of my favorite episodes prior to this episode. Now I can't watch it because this episode leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Also, SpongeBob is incredibly annoying.

Sorry if some of my descriptions were short while others were long, but sometimes I can only so much about some episodes. See you in part 2.
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
Oh, yes- it hurts to see a show like this fall so hard. It's not that I didn't expect it, but not like THIS. Sorry for the late reply- college, and a whole bunch of other shenanigans kept me busy.

20. Hide and Then What Happens?: You are so right- this really is one of the most boring episodes of the entire show. It's like a big brother to Waiting- nothing much happens, it's not very funny, the only thing that's even mildly memorable about it is Not-Patrick... that's about it, really.

19. The Krabby Kronicle: It really is the kind of episode that leaves you with no surprises. I can say this episode is pretty similar to "Patty Caper", but at least I can say in its defense that it actually TRIES to throw in some good jokes and it actually keeps you curious until... the stupid-ass ending. This is kind of the fundamental flaw with SpongeBob trying to take itself seriously, you can't really buy into the drama because you KNOW it won't matter the next episode. If it at least had a couple more jokes, I'd probably be forgiving, but between the lame, weaksauce drama and terrible ending, it really is an infuriating drag of an episode.

18. Professor Squidward: See, that's a the problem with this- it's just yet another "Let's torment Squidward" episode, but this one makes less sense than usual, because Squidward is pretty much at the target of getting in trouble on his own (like "Skill Crane") but no- SpongeBob and Squidward get thrown in there... for no given reason whatsoever. By that point you already know how it ends and you can just fill in the gaps without even having to look at the screen.

17. Good Neighbors: It really is a complete mess... which surprises me, considering that it was only written by one person (the first one to do so, no less), yet it's so inconsistent. Though I STILL find it to be the episode where SpongeBob went off the rails, the episode where the series' quality offically plummeted would probably be "To Love a Patty" (which I at least go to talk about later on, so I don't feel guilty about it not being on here), and this one isn't as bad as a lot of other episodes, but it's still just a giant discorded mess of unlikable character, zero comedy and basically the blueprint of all of these "Let's torment Squidward" episodes that others (such as the previous and following entry on this list) follow.

16. Cephalopod Lodge: Wow, for an episode that is pretty much a near-complete rip-off of "Good Neighbors", this one is MANY times worse. This one is loaded with plot holes and countless unfunny jokes and a lot of reused moments from "Good Neighbors"... even though "Good Neighbors" was ALREADY a terrible episode; if this was some kind of attempt to make it good, they failed spectacularly.

15. Gullible Pants: The problem with a lot of the episodes on this list is just uninspired and boring they are- and this is one of the worst examples of such. I swear, this feels less like an episode and more like a collection of deleted scenes from other episodes put together. It's just a mush of suck- not a single moment in this episode stands out, even down to the boring premise. And of course, it's so bad they didn't even bother to end it.

14. The Splinter: For such a one-note episode, I'm shocked just much AWFUL it contains. Ignoring the obvious splinter itself, it's a lame, annoying excuse of an episode. And it really feels like just the perfect contrast between "Suds" and "Graveyard Shift"'s writing quality compared to this. No wonder so many ex-fans point to this episode as hard, solid proof of the show's decline in quality (and yet, it's depressing to know that it's not even the worst that exists).

13. Tentacle-Vision: I almost feel like I'm kind of alone on this, but I find this to be one of the worst of these type of episodes. It's not even mean-spirited (at least not until the very end), it's just an obnoxious episode. It's also along the same lines of something like "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful" where it's just one joke (people interrupting Squidward's broadcast in increasingly annoying ways) and the ending is completely unsatisfying.

12. Demolition Doofus: I stopped watching the show by this point, so from the very little I've seen from Season 8... I don't like it. But this is by far the worst of them all. It falls in line with "Good Neighbors" and "Little Yellow Book" as it gives you nobody to root for, very little comedy except for the destruction of someone's life... and when Mrs. Puff actually tries to kill SpongeBob, she doesn't get arrested? Is this some kind of prank?

11. Summer Job: This is... let's be honest, this is just "Boating Buddies 2"- there's just no way getting around it. It's a very despicable episode, which horrifying jokes about blackmail and SpongeBob's obnoxious demeanor. It also pulls a "Professor Squidward" by ending in a note that doesn't make a lick of sense.
Poyo58 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Filmographer
I hated this season but i loved truth or square and house fancy
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Filmographer
Well... you're definitely not going to hear very kind words about either episode from me, so if you don't mind me asking, why?
Poyo58 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Filmographer
Well truth or square was very funny and shows lots ok f things when spongebob started the series with patchy we also got to see p!nk and other random crap but with house fancy am starting to not like episode know
SusanBachi Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your lists are really fantastic. I really love how in depth you go in, but you still keep a good sense of humor. You'd need it when reviewing bad episodes of Spongebob. If only you could make videos, haha.
RobertLinda4Life Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Thanks for accepting my critique!
RobertLinda4Life Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Haven't read this yet, but I have to say I LOVE your artwork man, keep up the good work! :)
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widward202thesecond Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
R.I.P Old Spongebob.
iedasb Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Demolition Doofu... 
Looks like Mrs. Puff has a reason to be so mad.
Think about this: You're annoyed by someone , for almost your entire life, then this person "by accident" do something to you that destroy completely your normal life. Let's think, someone broke your back, and you can't walk again.
Even the sweetest person has a patience limit.
He destroyed her life, she looks like a "fragile" character, so you can understand that the hate may "grow in her heart" after having to endure so many things quiet.
I understand Mrs. Puff in this episode.. Because my life is like this, I have to endure to many horrible things quiet... It didn't came at this point, but I already thought about killing people, never tried, but its hard to stand at these things.
gammaking Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Ponyville Confidential is the Krabby Kronicle done right BTW.
CareDuck Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You said Demolition Doofu
BubblesYesMM20No Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
20.#29 on My List
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SuperFangirl13 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

See? It's gotten so bad, cartoons from other channels are complaining!
Mr-R0bby-R0b Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Yeah, in Demolition Doofus it's hard to tell what's worse: Mrs. Puff's complete transformation into a psycho, or the fact that Spongebob showed no remorse over her injury that HE caused and whatever light he tried to make out of it came off as simply uncaring. 

"From now on, we should probably call you 'Mrs. POP', hehe."

Yeah, that's really nice to say to someone who lost their ability to puff. TheMysteriousMrEnter said it perfectly when he said "that's not even trying to see light of the situation, that's coming off more as malicious".
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
I sometimes wonder if I was too nice on my placing of Demolition Doofus, because that is a TRUE atrocity on the level of "One Coarse Meal".

Well, we'll see what happens, come November.
popon777 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
You should make videos like MoBros or The Mysterious Mr. Enter does. You've got a lot of great points. It would be better if you have clips from the show to show exactly what you mean. Basically like MoBros' lists or TMME's "Top 10 Patrick's A Prick Episodes" or "Top 10 Squidward Torture Porns"
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
I've always been itching to do videos, but I just don't have the equipment to do it- a good microphone would be all I need.
darkspirit93798 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
SOME new Spongebob episodes are good, but some episodes ruined my childhood. Want to know the one that crushed Spongebob for me?
                                                  ONE COURSE MEAL.

         Oh god,  Plankton commiting SUICIDE? Hey everybody, this is one good show for kids! 

          And sometimes they're too disgusting to watch: Example, Spongebob scraping Squidward's toenail off..

              And the ending of "The Splinter' where Spongebob's infection explodes puss all over Mr. Krabs. 

                   Geez... :slaps forehead:    throw up 
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yeah, some of these are just UNBELIVABLE.
darkspirit93798 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
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AnimatedAbominations Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
My gosh... how many of these are you gonna make?
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
There are only two lists- this and the fan-voted one.
Ragameechu Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I see. :B Good choices. :thumbsup:

My least favorites here:

10. Cephalopod Lodge
9. House Fancy
8. The Card
7. SpongeBob, You're Fired!
6. Little Yellow Book
5. Squid on Strike
4. Are You Happy Now?
3. Stuck in the Wringer
2. A Pal for Gary
1. One Coarse Meal
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you!

And... yeah... I don't think I can argue with any of them... except Squid on Strike. :B
missymoomeow Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Fuck you SpongeBob.
I can't believe this is what they want me to endure q.q
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Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
Um... okay... I... don't really know what you mean... but okay.
Ethan2556 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you against the new SpongeBob style? ME TOO! RIP THE SYSTEMS! BrZeRkEr!!!
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Very much, so! :salute:
Ethan2556 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WerewolfUlrich Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Some new Spongebob episodes actually scarred me for life. XD The Splinter and many others have grossed me out horribly. I was 15 when I saw those episodes, 15! I can't imagine seeing it as a little kid. I feel so so sorry for the crap they see in media for them. It's beyond disturbing.
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Filmographer
The Splinter taught me a pretty good lesson of NEVER eat lunch while watching SpongeBob.
WerewolfUlrich Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And I shall forever see those images in my head. I avoid the new Spongebob episodes like the plague. lol
Crimsonoid Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I dared to watch 'Are you happy now?" episode recently. I didnt laugh. instead, i felt disturbed. How can suicide jokes be goddamn funny? I felt terrible for Squidward there. really terrible...
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
Well, considering it's black comedy, suicide jokes DO walk a fine line of being either funny or offensive. They CAN work, but they need a smart writer at the helm to handle it.

Actually, they managed to do it in THIS show- in Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV when Patrick is rambling about "Wumbo", he's holding Squidward in his hand, and Squidward says in an one-off line "I wonder if a fall from this height could kill me?" And it's a funny line! But it's both a combination of the situation, the timing AND delivery.

The reason why they FAIL in Are You Happy Now? and ESPECIALLY in One Coarse Meal is because both episodes linger on tormenting their targets of psychological attacks and play their depression as a joke.
Crimsonoid Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
somewhat, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV is the weakest in old episodes in my opinion. however the wumbo joke savrs the day. And I agree, that Squidward line saved the day to. maybe cause he said that sarcastically, not utterly depressed as in that goddamn episode.
Blu3Danny Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yeah, that's why the line WORKED. So it's NOT impossible to make something even as dark as suicide funny... but there are a LOT of factors that play into it, and if you screw up the writing on a good suicide joke, then you're going to screw up ROYALY because it will come off as cheap, gratuitous, unnecessary, and offensive.
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