I Was a Teenage Gary - Dark Toons

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Doug has gotten a lot of requests to look at this episode of SpongeBob. Is it as dark as the fans made out? Let's take a look at "I Was a Teenage Gary".
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"I Was a Teenage Gary" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 1. In this episode, SpongeBob transforms into a snail after accidentally being injected with snail plasma.
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  1. Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome
    Ամիս առաջ

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    1. Guitar Bro
      Guitar Bro
      4 օր առաջ

      Grinch Night!

    2. X5YOUSSEF4X
      6 օր առաջ

      Der fuehrer's face from 1943 Trust me

    3. Reggie Rattler
      Reggie Rattler
      17 օր առաջ

      Avatar The Last Airbender, Season 3 Episode 8, The Puppetmaster

    4. Дама с лютней. Уголь, боль
      Дама с лютней. Уголь, боль
      21 օր առաջ

      I just want more Dark Toons:(

    5. Oz-10
      24 օր առաջ

      Ren n stimpy a scooter for yaxmas. Just for the scene of the sick little girl that's been turned into a puppet shrieking "now look at me, now look at me" creeped me n my siblings out as kids.

  2. Atticus Kennon
    Atticus Kennon
    2 օր առաջ

    This is just Jojo's Weather Report

  3. Itamar Alon
    Itamar Alon
    2 օր առաջ

    Fun fact: a few years ago many older fans of the show told that they remember a scene of Squidward turning into a snail which played right before the final scene back when the episode first came out, but was later deleted for every future rerun because many kids found it disturbing. However if I’m not mistaken some user (90sGiveMeGoosebumps), who recorded the episode on VHS back in 1999, uploaded the recording to AMget and the scene never played. So I guess everyone just experienced the Mandela effect...

  4. Itamar Alon
    Itamar Alon
    2 օր առաջ

    To be honest the only thing that scared me in the episode when I was a kid was when Spongebob was peaking through Squidward’s window. I don’t know why, probably because of the angle they drew Spongebob from and his voice. But other than that... I wasn’t that scared. I always thought the transformation looked really cool and the jokes were funny, so...

  5. Moottoriturpa
    5 օր առաջ

    I have pretty delicious suggestion. Moomin cartoon from the 90's episode 6 is one of the most scary things we saw as kids. When the Groke appears the first time. Or episodes 24 / 25 where the whole moomin family sails to an island where they try to fix the lighthouse. But they come see a ghost ship. And the ghost in episode 25 were as scary af. If not scarier than the Groke. And only weeing just 2 legs and rest of the ghost were invisible. But that tension and soundworld / expressions made it so fucking dense. Those episodes scared the living shit out of many kids back then xD

  6. Moottoriturpa
    5 օր առաջ

    Drops left hand. I'm leftie anyway?!?!? I have so many questions O_O'

  7. Jay15951
    5 օր առաջ

    I was a teenage Garry was one of my first exposures to body horrer

  8. Houston Lamb
    Houston Lamb
    8 օր առաջ

    hey Doug love this episode.Anyway, since you ask people too request new cartoons i'd like to request "The Underground World" from the fliser Superman cartoon!!!

  9. Bubbles
    11 օր առաջ

    I remember seeing this and the idea of turning into a snail or really any creature was foreign to me at that age so it freaked me out so much I couldn't sleep that night.

  10. Rad Bat
    Rad Bat
    13 օր առաջ

    The Spongebob Flying Dutchman special would be good for a dark toons

  11. Cole The Critical Critic
    Cole The Critical Critic
    13 օր առաջ

    Perfect from Courage the Cowardly Dog terrified me so much

  12. katherined
    14 օր առաջ

    Please watch the Cutie map from My little pony, it was freaky

  13. dancepiglover
    16 օր առաջ

    I can't help but think: is Gary going to be alright if he didn't get the dose of plasma??

  14. Chase Channel
    Chase Channel
    17 օր առաջ

    sir whats with the boo from mario

  15. Ghost in Doomerville
    Ghost in Doomerville
    18 օր առաջ

    When I first saw this episode when it came out, it gave me a good laugh (I think I was like 5 or 6 at the time iirc). I blame the music for that too making the episode goofy. The two episode that scared me more when squidward goes into a time machine to be alone and the other one where spongebob misses his bus stop and goes a "dark" town with people using their tongue after every word.

  16. Mattemattics
    18 օր առաջ

    This episode made me terrified to get anything that belonged to my cats near my any opening in my body

  17. dead memes
    dead memes
    19 օր առաջ

    wait it's that old? it's pretty much the same age as me and I saw it first when I was like 7. life is weird.

  18. RetroToons
    20 օր առաջ

    This is Good

  19. Ben Robson
    Ben Robson
    20 օր առաջ

    next Dark Toon, Phineas and Ferb get busted. I guess.

  20. JYD2019 Y
    JYD2019 Y
    20 օր առաջ

    This is similar to the movie I was a teenage werewolf

  21. Team CB
    Team CB
    21 օր առաջ

    Doug should do the Graveyard Shift episode. The Hash Slinging Slasher!

  22. Natolodeon
    21 օր առաջ

    This one freaked me out as a kid

  23. M644theawesome
    21 օր առաջ

    surprised no mention of the rumored deleted scene of squidward changing into a snail like how we saw SpongeBob transform

  24. Joy Amaihe
    Joy Amaihe
    22 օր առաջ

    I think you should check out “Don’t wizz on the electric fence” from Ren and Stimpy

  25. The_NoGoodnick
    22 օր առաջ

    NC: Calls SpongeBob just Bob. Me: Huh, weird..makes sense, but super weird 🤔

  26. SukiNoKoe
    22 օր առաջ

    I was too old to think Spongebob was scary so I only thought it was funny. The episode where The Dutchman is trying to show Spongebob how to be scary has HIGHLY disturbing imagery. Can't remember what it's called though.

  27. Bradley Cansler
    Bradley Cansler
    22 օր առաջ

    What caused SpongeBob to suffer through this transformation and turn into a snail? Was it the snail food or the snail plasma? Or was it both?

  28. Bradley Cansler
    Bradley Cansler
    22 օր առաջ

    (Body bends and shortens up like a snail) (Looks down at butt/transformation) Oooooeeeeee!

  29. Bradley Cansler
    Bradley Cansler
    22 օր առաջ

    (Legs and Shoes shrivel up inside of body and disappears) (Laughs nervously) Ha! Now I don’t have to buy those new shoes!

  30. Fonskie
    23 օր առաջ

    As a kid this was genuinely terrifying. Seeing him slowly lose conscience and turning into a monster-ish being. The kid version of The Fly.

    1. Marshmallow Bunny 🍨
      Marshmallow Bunny 🍨
      22 օր առաջ

      Also how he abused gary by neglecting him was creepy

    2. Marshmallow Bunny 🍨
      Marshmallow Bunny 🍨
      22 օր առաջ

      so creepy

  31. ty daniels
    ty daniels
    23 օր առաջ

    Wolfman Transformation

  32. KTChamberlain
    23 օր առաջ

    Even as a kid I sympathized with Squidward long before I became an adult partly because I understood what it felt like to be surrounded by idiots. Nowadays, I can even match Squidward's nasally voice and the number one line of his I quote from this episode is: "Oh, how touching. I'm gonna go home and throw up."

  33. Taylor Fiorentino
    Taylor Fiorentino
    24 օր առաջ

    do the one where they "kill" the health inspector, bury him and then stuff his body in the freezer ice is just a myth

  34. Neuhauser Stefan
    Neuhauser Stefan
    24 օր առաջ

    the only thought that scared me was: will this be a permanent theme now? are we going to be stuck with that? But yeah it never did as usual. At least the thought of it that the consequences would stuck forever. wich is a concern i have in my own life

  35. M. K.
    M. K.
    24 օր առաջ

    i miss this episode

  36. Wyatt Cole
    Wyatt Cole
    24 օր առաջ

    I never saw this as a dark episode, it was hilarious to me but then again I’m a dark-minded little fuck

  37. Spucman reviews and stories
    Spucman reviews and stories
    25 օր առաջ

    To fear a Krabby Patty also has psychological themes and is kinda dark

  38. TopHat Wolf
    TopHat Wolf
    25 օր առաջ

    You definitely need to check out the hash slinging slasher episode next

  39. Phloating
    25 օր առաջ

    i was just confused after watching it as a kid

  40. Aly Juliette
    Aly Juliette
    25 օր առաջ

    You should talk about the 1936 cartoon Cobweb Hotel. when i was little my grandma gave me a dvd set of a bunch of old cartoons and i used to watch it almost every day. there are no super dark moments but there is a pretty dark theme throughout

  41. LegendStormcrow
    25 օր առաջ

    It was a bit creepy, but I grew up with Rocko and Invader Zim so....

  42. Mad Bomber Media
    Mad Bomber Media
    26 օր առաջ

    I've suggested it before, but the Boardgame Episode of "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat." That show did not last long at ALL but to this day I remember that episode for how fucked up it is.

  43. R H
    R H
    26 օր առաջ

    Tales from the Far Side: Volume 1 - It is the most unsettling dark cartoon from my childhood.

  44. Night Jackal
    Night Jackal
    26 օր առաջ

    This didnt creep me out. But the splinter episode oh gawd 🤮 its not scary just really really gross

  45. Jordon Vazquez
    Jordon Vazquez
    26 օր առաջ

    Squidward's voice actor must of had fun screaming

  46. Rocketman
    26 օր առաջ

    Perfect episode to watch when I had swine flu.

  47. Galantski
    26 օր առաջ

    Doug, check out 'Hair-Raising Hare' (1946) to review. It can fairly be said to be a Bugs Bunny classic, with a mad scientist patterned after Peter Lorre, a shaggy orange monster in sneakers, a sexy rabbit robot to lure Bugs to the castle, and plenty of one-liners from our carrot-chomping hero.

  48. KRS Studios
    KRS Studios
    26 օր առաջ

    The darkest episode from a show in my childhood will always be the 2003 TMNT episode “Same as it never was”. I’m not gonna go into detail about the story of the episode, but it’s worth a watch to say the least.

  49. QuigleyNixon
    26 օր առաջ

    Please cover “Duncan gets spooked” (Thomas & Friends)

  50. Maniac4Bricks
    26 օր առաջ

    As a kid the transformation was creepier than the animal cruelty and neglect. Both still bad but presented comedically. Nowadays I don't find either as creepy.

  51. Jets 24
    Jets 24
    26 օր առաջ

    Should definitely do scardypants spongebob hallo episode. The freakiest scene got me when I first watched it

  52. Pedro Camelo
    Pedro Camelo
    26 օր առաջ

    This reminded me of Chew Chew Baby, a Harveytoon cartoon that in my opinion is way scarier than this or Crazy Mixed-up Pup. I remember that I was shocked as a kid since people got eaten during the whole episode (off camera, but still...). Maybe you should talk about that cartoon too one day.

  53. Doug lewis Ama Anthro
    Doug lewis Ama Anthro
    27 օր առաջ

    hay um this one isn't that dark but how about this episode from "Angry Birds Toons" ware thar's some zombie pigs and stuff like that, here's the episode amget.info/have/hG9mpYqX14C1g6Y/video.html

  54. ESX Broadcasts
    ESX Broadcasts
    27 օր առաջ

    I Watched This Episode (As A Kid) Very Frequently Though That And "Squidward The Unfriendly Ghost" (I Think) Although..This Episode For Me Had No Psychological Affects Or Ramifications On Me (As A Person Ultimately Though) After The Viewing Of The Said Episode At That Time Though (Which Is What Was Ultimately Being In Question Here Above..That Is As Such Though) And I Think That..The Reason As To Why That Is As Such Though Is Ultimately Because It Wasn't (Really Considered To Me As Anything..That's "Directly" Correlating To) "Live Action Related" Per Say Though..Which At The Time I Had A "Very Hard Time" Comprehending Ultimately What Was "Real" And What Was Considered To Be "Fake" At That Time Though Because At The Time My Mind Couldn't (Really) Differentiate Between The 2 Previously Said Mediums Above Of Which Were (Ultimately)..What Was "Reality" And What Was Considered To Be "Fiction" (At The Time Though) Unless It Was A "Completely Animated Product" Though..Which Was A Direct Result Of Being Exposed To Media That Was Considered To Be "Grotesque Or Too Uncanny CGI" Live Action Related Content For Some But Not To Others (Ultimately) Though

  55. AvoSmash
    27 օր առաջ

    "Sorry Wrong Slusher" has Winnie the Pooh and pals all run from a serial killer/going to prison. Not kidding. Check it out on Disney+ on the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh series!

  56. Space Age Penguin
    Space Age Penguin
    27 օր առաջ

    Do Phineas and Ferb Night of the Living Pharmacists

  57. Moonstone 20
    Moonstone 20
    27 օր առաջ

    I miss the days when studios weren’t afraid to go on a darker path with their cartoons.

  58. star
    27 օր առաջ

    What about tean titans episode mother mae eye

  59. mrtwinky2007
    27 օր առաջ

    This isn't terminator 3

  60. The Mage
    The Mage
    27 օր առաջ

    Here are some suggestions: Claws For Alarm from Looney Tunes Grave Yard Sift from Spongebob Squarepants Practical Pig from Silly Sympophys and finally Haunted Henry from Thomas the Tank Engine

  61. lowrider993
    27 օր առաջ

    I wouldn't say this is dark, graveyard shift was scarier than this

  62. Trey Shod Styles
    Trey Shod Styles
    28 օր առաջ

    SpongeBob Squarepants "Ear Worm" is pretty dark too. It brings elements of drug addiction and supernatural possession to an otherwise standard episode, especially towards the end. I'd be down to co-commentate or help bring up facts about the episode if you ever did a dark toons episode dedicated to SpongeBob's Ear Worm.

  63. Megamensch
    28 օր առաջ

    Hey since you did night on bald Mountain why not talk about rite of spring too that one got pretty dark

  64. FoxWolf FrostFire
    FoxWolf FrostFire
    28 օր առաջ

    winnie the pooh, humpalump and woozles!!!

  65. Graphite Tail Grace
    Graphite Tail Grace
    28 օր առաջ

    Can you cover the Looney Tunes cartoon where Sylvester seemingly manages to eat Tweety, then, goaded by narration from an Alfred Hitchcock parody, falls into guilt over it? I think it's called "The Last Hungry Cat".

  66. cg123ize
    28 օր առաջ

    Graveyard shift please

  67. uchiha bomber
    uchiha bomber
    28 օր առաջ

    Might be the darkest spongebob episode tbh

  68. GamerGirlDaisy
    28 օր առաջ

    This freaked me out the first time that I watched it...seriously I had nightmares for weeks! (I was 5).

  69. Donovan Coates
    Donovan Coates
    28 օր առաջ

    Do the boogieman episode from the real ghostbusters

  70. Classic HLP2000
    Classic HLP2000
    28 օր առաջ

    You should take a look at The Amazing World of Gumball Season 3 Episode 4 The Joy. I remember, even as I was a teenager, this episode always freaked me out.

  71. theitaIianstallion
    28 օր առաջ


  72. theitaIianstallion
    28 օր առաջ

    Ren & Stimpy!!!

  73. Chumpy the Anteater
    Chumpy the Anteater
    28 օր առաջ

    If no one will say it I will... ScAriNg tHe LiTtLe GįrL?!??

  74. Chris Grey
    Chris Grey
    28 օր առաջ

    It didn't freak me out because I never watched SpongeBob SquarePants at all

  75. Cameron Dodge
    Cameron Dodge
    28 օր առաջ

    I still think the darkest Spongebob ever got was that episode where they think they murdered a health inspector and have to hide the body. I can't remember what it was called, but it was the darkest the show ever got (and even then it wasn't that bad).

  76. Green SonicKid
    Green SonicKid
    28 օր առաջ

    while not toons you could do iScream on Halloween - iCarly Crazy Ponnie - Victorious #DollSitting - Sam and Cat As for an actual toon Graveyard shift - Spongebob

  77. ty daniels
    ty daniels
    28 օր առաջ

    i watch on dvd

  78. ty daniels
    ty daniels
    28 օր առաջ

    Gary spongebob squarepants pet Snail

  79. Jaimee Foster
    Jaimee Foster
    28 օր առաջ

    Courage the Cowardly Dog: Queen of the Black puddle

  80. legoking 509
    legoking 509
    28 օր առաջ

    sponge bob House Fancy

  81. Mario Rizzardi
    Mario Rizzardi
    28 օր առաջ

    Felix The Cat commits suicide by inhaling coal gas after he finds out he fathered a litter of kittens. Feline Follies (1919)(First Felix film)

  82. Knightfall3579
    28 օր առաջ

    There's the one Spongebob episode where the ending really made me jump as a kid, it was the hash shinging slasher episode.

  83. TheDozenToday
    28 օր առաջ

    Watch the episode of Reccess call "The Box" and see a kid have a mental break down

  84. Nickolai117
    28 օր առաջ

    If you ever do another dark Spongebob review, PLEASE do Squidward in Clarinetland

  85. Seven Skellington
    Seven Skellington
    28 օր առաջ

    I know you did a Disneycember for Brave Little Toaster, but I feel like there's easily enough dark material in that for one of these.

  86. demon king
    demon king
    29 օր առաջ

    One bite next

    29 օր առաջ

    Suggestions: "The Joy" from The Amazing World of Gumball and "Graveyard Shift" from SpongeBob SquarePants

  88. jstarwars360
    29 օր առաջ

    Gargoyles has some great dark toons - i.e. Deadly Force.

    1. AuraLuna
      28 օր առաջ

      That show holds up so well, it's one of my faves of all time. The art and animation quality was unreal for a television cartoon of the time

  89. GameBoy
    29 օր առաջ

    Hey Nostalgia Critic, im a fan from all the way back to 2008. I must suggest one of my all time most scary childhood cartoon. Adventures from Moominvalley EP6: The tiny guests | Full Episode - AMget The Groke haunted me and my friends for our ealry years. We used to jump behind the couch whenever she came on. :().

  90. Joseph Ippolito
    Joseph Ippolito
    29 օր առաջ

    Doug should cover an episode featuring the Flying Dutchman

  91. Michael B
    Michael B
    29 օր առաջ

    SpongeBob cartoons aren't particularly dark, but it's still great when you cover them. A couple more episodes from the golden age (seasons 1-3) that I think would be worth covering is Graveyard Shift or Shanghaied. Another episode worth covering (though it's well past the shows prime) is Ghost Host, which features sincerely grotesque and horrifying imagery for Children's programming. It's certainly more in line with the types of imagery you've been covering this series.

  92. MrBG1138
    29 օր առաջ

    Man, I guess kids my generation were more sensitive than I thought. This episode scared them? It never bothered me or any of my friends or anyone I knew who saw it. We all laughed about it when talking about it in school.

  93. JojoStar
    29 օր առաջ

    You want to watch some people turned into snails and actually be creeped out about it? Read "Uzumaki" by Junji Ito. 🐌

  94. DawnOfTheOzz
    29 օր առաջ

    I think there are a lot more scarier Spongebob episodes but OK. Good candidate for analysis.

  95. Date Masamune
    Date Masamune
    29 օր առաջ

    At least it ain’t MeatCanyon’s Spongebob.

  96. Dragon King Seishin
    Dragon King Seishin
    29 օր առաջ

    Critic definitely has to cover the Hash Slinging Slasher next 😁

  97. DA PolarBear
    DA PolarBear
    29 օր առաջ

    Please do The Hash Slinging Slasher

  98. TheCreepypro
    Ամիս առաջ

    yeah I guess this is pretty dark for spongebob but as a fan of courage the cowardly dog it just felt normal really

    1. Peko Pekoyama
      Peko Pekoyama
      25 օր առաջ

      Yeah, same. It was definitely a little weird, but its nowhere near as scary as courage.

  99. Dylans Little Hobbies
    Dylans Little Hobbies
    Ամիս առաջ

    I found it creepy buy it didn't scar me or anything I just thpught it was one of spongebob oddest episodes

  100. The Black Queen
    The Black Queen
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    Something about this episode always intrigued me. It wasn't necessarily, but it wasn't Not scary either. It was simply...strange. The strangest thing is that I recall seeing this when I was really young, like 3 or 4 years old, and I saw it maybe once or twice and then I had not seen it for many years after that. It always lived on in my mind as a distant memory and I had to a point questioned if it even really aired or if it was a dream I had or perhaps a special that aired once and never again. I didn't see the episode again until I was in my pre-teens and all those memories suddenly hit me again.