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Even a show that is reliant on [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePants comedy]], [[NauseaFuel/SpongeBobSquarePants gross stuff]], and [[SeasonalRot at one point]] [[CringeComedy the misery]] [[SadistShow of its characters]] as well can cause have a few [[TearJerker sad]] scenes.

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Even a show that is reliant on [[Funny/SpongeBobSquarePants comedy]], [[NauseaFuel/SpongeBobSquarePants gross stuff]], and [[SeasonalRot at one point]] [[CringeComedy Who makes viewers cry from under the misery]] [[SadistShow of its characters]] as well can cause have a few [[TearJerker sad]] scenes.sea? [=SpongeBob=] [=SquarePants=]!

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* Wormy. You never see Spongebob and Patrick realized that the butterfly is wormy. His two best friends in the world ran away from him not knowing what he has become.

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[[folder:Season 12]]
* “Big Birthday Blowout” is both heartwarming and tearful at the same time.
** The very end of the episode features a thank you message to Stephen Hillenburg, who sadly did not live to celebrate his creation turning 20 years old.
** Try not to tear up when Patchy finally meets his idol after 17 years of failure.
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** A minor example would be at the beginning of the episode, where Spongebob announces to Gary that they were going to move from home and live like peasants, even telling Gary he was going to feed him nothing but salted clam shells. This causes Gary to cry, which makes anyone feel for the poor snail. [[MoodWhiplash Thankfully, it turned out to be an April Fools joke from Spongebob]].

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** A minor example would be at the beginning of the episode, where Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] announces to Gary that they were going to move from home and live like peasants, even telling Gary he was going to feed him nothing but salted clam shells. This causes Gary to cry, which makes anyone feel for the poor snail. [[MoodWhiplash Thankfully, it turned out to be an April Fools joke from Spongebob]].



** Mind you, [=SpongeBob=] cares for his job and the Krusty Krab itself a LOT, enough that he'd prioritize it even over one of his favorite hobbies, no matter how much he doesn't want to. Spongebob fell apart not only from getting fired, but the fact that it took no more than 30 seconds for the very consequence he was determined to avoid at all costs to still happen anyway. And it wasn't even his fault to begin with.

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** Mind you, [=SpongeBob=] cares for his job and the Krusty Krab itself a LOT, enough that he'd prioritize it even over one of his favorite hobbies, no matter how much he doesn't want to. Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] fell apart not only from getting fired, but the fact that it took no more than 30 seconds for the very consequence he was determined to avoid at all costs to still happen anyway. And it wasn't even his fault to begin with.



** Getting yelled at like that wasn't the only reason Spongebob cried. There was also the fact that he just got full blame for something that likely wasn't even his fault to begin with (especially with the possibility that the customer WASN'T lying about the drink, and Mr. Krabs just hung up on him without even confirming his full order), and that Spongebob never got the chance to explain and defuse the situation.

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** Getting yelled at like that wasn't the only reason Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] cried. There was also the fact that he just got full blame for something that likely wasn't even his fault to begin with (especially with the possibility that the customer WASN'T lying about the drink, and Mr. Krabs just hung up on him without even confirming his full order), and that Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] never got the chance to explain and defuse the situation.



*** The customer from the get-go is foreshadowed to an EntitledBastard, demanding a pizza delivered to his house from a restaurant that neither makes pizzas or delivers. Spongebob nonetheless remains resilient and enthusiastic about serving this guy the entire arduous journey, assured the customer is always right, only to get torn apart with another ridiculous demand when he finally makes it.

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*** The customer from the get-go is foreshadowed to an EntitledBastard, demanding a pizza delivered to his house from a restaurant that neither makes pizzas or delivers. Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] nonetheless remains resilient and enthusiastic about serving this guy the entire arduous journey, assured the customer is always right, only to get torn apart with another ridiculous demand when he finally makes it.



* A small example from "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy II." [=SpongeBob=] abuses the power of the Conch Signal, running Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy ragged with several pointless, petty errands. Eventually, Barnacle Boy snaps at [=SpongeBob=] ''very'' angrily, chewing him out for being such a pain in the neck. [=SpongeBob=]'s response is to well up with tears, and say, "I'm sorry... I just wanted to spend time with you... You guys are my HEROES!" and break down sobbing. It's one of the few times when his sobbing isn't played up in a hammy, ridiculous way. Barnacle Boy tells him it's too late, and proceeds to destroy the Conch Signal with his Sulfur Vision... or at least he tries because he's so old, so he decides to use something back at the Mermalair instead. Mermaid Man, however, while he agrees that SpongeBob is not mature enough to handle the Conch Signal, persuades Barnacle Boy to stop giving him a hard time and allows [=SpongeBob=] go "on patrol" with them for a day.

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* A small example from "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy II." [=SpongeBob=] abuses the power of the Conch Signal, running Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy ragged with several pointless, petty errands. Eventually, Barnacle Boy snaps at [=SpongeBob=] ''very'' angrily, chewing him out for being such a pain in the neck. [=SpongeBob=]'s response is to well up with tears, and say, "I'm sorry... I just wanted to spend time with you... You guys are my HEROES!" and break down sobbing. It's one of the few times when his sobbing isn't played up in a hammy, ridiculous way. Barnacle Boy tells him it's too late, and proceeds to destroy the Conch Signal with his Sulfur Vision... or at least he tries because he's so old, so he decides to use something back at the Mermalair instead. Mermaid Man, however, while he agrees that SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] is not mature enough to handle the Conch Signal, persuades Barnacle Boy to stop giving him a hard time and allows [=SpongeBob=] go "on patrol" with them for a day.


*** Mr. Krabs yelling at SpongeBob.

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*** Mr. Krabs yelling at SpongeBob.[=SpongeBob=].

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*** The customer from the get-go is foreshadowed to an EntitledBastard, demanding a pizza delivered to his house from a restaurant that neither makes pizzas or delivers. Spongebob nonetheless remains resilient and enthusiastic about serving this guy the entire arduous journey, assured the customer is always right, only to get torn apart with another ridiculous demand when he finally makes it.


** The latter half of the episode is sad in a pretty understated way, lost in the genuine comedy. Because of his harsh words, Squidward has successfully broken [=SpongeBob=]'s artistic spirit ''so much'' that [=SpongeBob=] is unable to create any of the great things he once was.

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** As [=SpongeBob=] is walking (or crawling) away in sadness, Squidward watches him with a sad look on his face, almost as if he feels bad for him.
** The latter half of the episode is sad in a pretty understated way, lost in the genuine comedy. Because of his harsh words, Squidward has successfully broken [=SpongeBob=]'s artistic spirit ''so much'' that [=SpongeBob=] is unable to create any of the great things he once was.


** Mind you, [=SpongeBob=] cares for his job and the Krusty Krab itself a LOT, enough that he'd prioritize it even over one of his favorite hobbies, no matter how much he doesn't want to. Spongebob fell apart not only from getting fired, but the fact that it took no more than 30 seconds for the very consequence he was determined to avoid at all costs to happen anyway. And it wasn't even his fault to begin with.

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** Mind you, [=SpongeBob=] cares for his job and the Krusty Krab itself a LOT, enough that he'd prioritize it even over one of his favorite hobbies, no matter how much he doesn't want to. Spongebob fell apart not only from getting fired, but the fact that it took no more than 30 seconds for the very consequence he was determined to avoid at all costs to still happen anyway. And it wasn't even his fault to begin with.


** Mind you, SpongeBob cares for his job and the Krusty Krab itself a LOT, enough that he'd prioritize it even over one of his favorite hobbies, no matter how much he doesn't want to. Spongebob fell apart not only from getting fired, but the fact that it took no more than 30 seconds for the very consequence he was determined to avoid at all costs to happen anyway. And it wasn't even his fault to begin with.

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** Mind you, SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] cares for his job and the Krusty Krab itself a LOT, enough that he'd prioritize it even over one of his favorite hobbies, no matter how much he doesn't want to. Spongebob fell apart not only from getting fired, but the fact that it took no more than 30 seconds for the very consequence he was determined to avoid at all costs to happen anyway. And it wasn't even his fault to begin with.

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** Mind you, SpongeBob cares for his job and the Krusty Krab itself a LOT, enough that he'd prioritize it even over one of his favorite hobbies, no matter how much he doesn't want to. Spongebob fell apart not only from getting fired, but the fact that it took no more than 30 seconds for the very consequence he was determined to avoid at all costs to happen anyway. And it wasn't even his fault to begin with.


** Getting yelled at like that wasn't the only reason Spongebob cried. There was also the fact that he just got full blame for something that likely wasn't even his fault to begin with (especially with the possibility that the customer actually WASN'T lying about ordering a drink, and Mr. Krabs just hung up on him without even confirming his full order), and Spongebob didn't even get the chance to explain and defuse the situation.
*** What's even worse is, this is a very common thing in jobs like this. In real life, a customer could display even WORSE behavior than the one in the episode, perhaps one that even involves physical violence, yet you STILL have to take 100% blame for it with absolutely no exceptions.

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** Getting yelled at like that wasn't the only reason Spongebob cried. There was also the fact that he just got full blame for something that likely wasn't even his fault to begin with (especially with the possibility that the customer actually WASN'T lying about ordering a the drink, and Mr. Krabs just hung up on him without even confirming his full order), and that Spongebob didn't even get never got the chance to explain and defuse the situation.
*** What's even worse is, this is a very common thing in jobs like this. In real life, a customer could display even WORSE behavior than the one in the episode, above, perhaps one that even involves physical violence, yet you STILL have to take 100% blame for it with absolutely no exceptions.exceptions, lest you get fired.


--->'''Patrick:''' Okay! So this is the way it's gonna be. I hope you're happy. *snaps the jellyfish net in two and walks away*

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--->'''Patrick:''' Okay! So this is the way it's gonna be. I hope you're happy. *snaps (''snaps the jellyfish net in two and walks away*away, sobbing'')


** Getting yelled at like that wasn't the only reason Spongebob cried. There was also the fact that he just got full blame for something that likely wasn't even his fault to begin with (especially with the possibility that the customer actually WASN'T lying about having explicitly ordered his Diet Dr. Kept to go along with his pizza and Mr. Krabs just hung up on him before he got a chance to finish), and Spongebob didn't even get the chance to explain and defuse the situation.

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** Getting yelled at like that wasn't the only reason Spongebob cried. There was also the fact that he just got full blame for something that likely wasn't even his fault to begin with (especially with the possibility that the customer actually WASN'T lying about having explicitly ordered his Diet Dr. Kept to go along with his pizza ordering a drink, and Mr. Krabs just hung up on him before he got a chance to finish), without even confirming his full order), and Spongebob didn't even get the chance to explain and defuse the situation.situation.
*** What's even worse is, this is a very common thing in jobs like this. In real life, a customer could display even WORSE behavior than the one in the episode, perhaps one that even involves physical violence, yet you STILL have to take 100% blame for it with absolutely no exceptions.


** To anyone who has ever had a similar experience of getting yelled at (then crying after), whether as a kid or not, this scene is extremely personal.

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** To anyone who has ever had a similar experience experience, regardless of getting yelled at (then crying after), whether as a kid age or not, situation, this scene is extremely personal.personal.
** Getting yelled at like that wasn't the only reason Spongebob cried. There was also the fact that he just got full blame for something that likely wasn't even his fault to begin with (especially with the possibility that the customer actually WASN'T lying about having explicitly ordered his Diet Dr. Kept to go along with his pizza and Mr. Krabs just hung up on him before he got a chance to finish), and Spongebob didn't even get the chance to explain and defuse the situation.


** Squidward smiling as he's taking [=SpongeBob=] out the Krusty Krab
** Mr. Krabs yelling
** [=SpongeBob=]'s reaction, which can all make you feel sorry for the little guy

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** *** Squidward smiling as he's taking [=SpongeBob=] out the Krusty Krab
** *** Mr. Krabs yelling
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yelling at SpongeBob.
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[=SpongeBob=]'s reaction, which can all make you feel sorry for the little guy

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