Best Adventure Time Episodes


The Top Ten

1 I Remember You

Ice King is having trouble with princesses so he decides to write a song and ask Marceline for help.

Fantastic episode with the most heartwarming moment in the series. Truly shows what adventure time is capable of and deserves to be first.

You would probably think that I have favorites. Apparently I do. I love marceline. She's so awesome. This episode will also make you cry like her in this episode. This may lack action but it will certainly touch your heart. Add the great voice of rebecca sugar (voice of marcy), the way she sings there made me cry. Music in this episode is genius.

The sweetest episode... Truly amazing, especially for a weird, awesome show like adventure time. The background of this show is like no other. Almost cried...

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2 Simon & Marcy

I am always "the tough one" in a group but I can't help but to cry in this episode. One would appreciate this more if they watched the series "cheers". I always liked the fact that the setting of adventure time is post-apocalyptic. This episode emphasized its setting. This episode is truly my fave. No wonder why it's an emmy award nominee.

This episode was fantastic, probably my favourite episode of all time. I can't believe it's so low.

This episode was beautiful. It was funny, and yet sad at the same time. Seeing Ice King trying to protect Marceline was a very heartwarming sight.

This episode changed the way I looked at adventure time. Although I Remember You is an incredible feat of storytelling on it's own, I still thought that Simon and Marcy was so funny, so heartwarming, and so tragic, that I cried like a baby the first time I saw it. Adventure Time can only get better.

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3 Card Wars

Card wars...

Card wars is best

It’s one of those peaceful episodes of At

I thought that AT was going to be the whole emotional girlfriend/boyfriend thing they had changed it into, but then Card Wars came along. It brought back the original, Finn and Jaje messing around hilarity I thought made the best episode. Also, Card Wars seems like a really cool game.

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4 What Was Missing

My favorite episode of the show it does so much right like foreshadowing Marceline and princess bubble gum relationship showing each of the character is at their best the comedy was amazing the songs were some of the best in the show and that ending was the best

I would put both "I'm just your problem" and "You are my best friends in the world" on a top 10 best AT songs list.

You a-a-a-a-are my best friends in the world! - PanicAtTheHurricane

I've seen every episode in all 9 seasons of Adventure Time, most of them multiple times, and What Was Missing is still my favourite. The character development was great in just 10 minutes, and the idea was just genius. I still go back and watch this episode every couple of weeks just because I love it so much and it stuck with me more than any other episode.

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5 Frost & Fire

This to me is one of the worst episodes. While the action is indeed awesome, Finn is going out of his way to hurt both the Ice King and Flame Princess just to get wet dreams. - MKBeast

People hate this episode because they say it ruined Finn, I don't believe this though. It simply showed Finn to be imperfect, sure he was a terrible person for what he did, but it was such a good way to show the extreme consequences of your actions. Also, In the seventh season, Finn became much better just with the episode where he is forgiven by FP. - kempokid

It earns the number 3 spot on my top ten worst adventure time episodes because this episode totally destroys Finn's character


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6 Vault of Bones

Such a great episode. Really shows the relationship between Finn and FP

FP looks cuter when her hair is shorter!

DO THE SPLITS. 10/10 - AlphaQ

7 The Vault

The Vault is a great episode, one which truly revealed Bubblegum's character and rapped up many of the show's strangest mysteries.

Such a sweet episode

This should be higher

Really great to watch after season 6 finale!

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8 Burning Low

This episode is amazing! I watched it 4 flipping times! It is an awesome episode with basiclly everything adventure time is - oofoff

Finn and Flame Princess FOREVER! This episode has GOT to be the best, plus it has the most amount of viewers, with 3.5 Million viewers, beating the record set by 'Fionna & Cake' with 3.3. I don't think PB is jealous, okay maybe a little; but at least she has valid reasons.
This has got to be the number one. The most talked-about love triangle, FLAME PRINCESS, FINN AND PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM!

Oh finn + flame princess is just beautiful and romantic and the princess bubblegum is jealous

This is easily my favourite episode; Finn and Flame Princess are so cute together and this episode proves they are made for each other also Princess Bubblegum is jealous

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9 Puhoy

Great episode! Finn lived a whole other life in an instance of real time in another dimension. Great story line and concept, one of my all time favorite episodes

Adventure Time did great in 2014, and this is one of the best. I wonder if Finn loses the vine arm (first seen in The Comet) and gets a robot arm like in this episode when he is grown up.

The Original Roy. When I first watched that episode of Rick and Morty I thought of this episode. Definitely one of the best

A really good episodes. First time I ever pondered my own mortality.

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10 Too Young

This is my favourite episode! :) But the funniest thing is that when my younger brother is angry, he is exactly like Lemongrab! (Well, except that there's no lemon juice rattling around in his head when he laughs. )

The mix of honest yearning and lemongrab make this episode unacceptably great. The episodes like this that build the characters are the best. - sipinii

This is the most mature episode in adventure time. Instead of trying to earn princess bubblegum's love, he waits for her love, because he's too young.

Anything but the episode for #1 is UNACCEPTABLE!

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The Contenders

11 Marceline's Closet

When the spider bit Jake... Funiest reaction ever!

I LOVE THIS EPISODE. I showed my sister and she hasnt stopped laughing especially at the part where Jake got bitten by the spider

Not much adventure in this episode, but this is to Adventure Time what This is My Jam to Regular Show. Funny, funny, funny! - YoshiDragon240

I have never laughed so hard in my life.

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12 Memories of Boom Boom Mountain

Hilarious episode! Nice to have a random story like this with no relation to plot that's still so well done. As a side note, I thought it was fun to see an episode centered around the rough-housing village. Those vikings are so funny!

A good one, problem is that the guy who voiced the mountain man also voiced Hector on Sanjay and Craig. - 445956

I LOVE memories of boom-boom mountain. IT'S HALARIOUS


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13 No One Can Hear You

I love this episode even though it game me nightmares as a kid I mean THE DEER’S FINGERS

The first time I saw this episode I spent like two minutes shocked after the episode finished just looking at the screen. It"s the scariest and weirdest episode of all the show, and this episode is not for kids! But I loved it, it gives me the creeps... Brr!

This episode definitely had the darkest feel to it. It really creeped me out. I think it would make a good movie. I felt bad for jake cause he went crazy.

As much as I love the "Simon & Marcy episodes and the episodes where Finn and Jake just goof off, this episode is fantastic. It has a dark tone, a scary concept (while still having a satisfying ending), it had a lot of suspense. This plot is good enough to be turned into a movie.

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14 Stakes

This isn't an episode. It's a miniseries, guy whose brain is made out of spaghetti.

15 From Bad to Worse

It was the first adventure time episode I watched when I was 10. I thought it was hilarious - SammySpore

Best episode by far. Deserves to be on top 10

I do not actually like this episode. I do not know why.

The candy kindom gets infested and turn into zombies.

16 The Creeps

Good mystery and Finn was in a suit. What's more awesome than that?

The green female ghost in the bathroom gave me nightmares! One of the most disturbing AT episodes I have seen!

This episode is so funny. Prince Hottbod, the bathroom screaming, the whole Brad thing- I just love watching it. And the part with the ghost lady always mystifies me. (even though I've seen the vault I just always thought it was a cool scene) - seerOfmind

Dude, this episode gave me goosebumps.

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17 Death in Bloom

The very best the show has to offer! The animation is incredibly creative and interesting, the characters are all on top form, and the jokes are hilarious, especially in the first half. Also, how great is Peppermint Butler?

I like the way Death is portrayed in this episode, a deer skeleton living in a castle of light.

Awesome episode, Peppermint butler is my favourite character

Peppermint Butler is awesome!

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18 My Two Favorite People

Just because I love Tiffany laugh out loud - mrpotatoheadchernobylstyle

Jake tries to get lay rainicorn and finn better friends but things get complicated.

19 Dungeon

"Hello, Frank the human... (gasp) how did you almost know my name? "
"Lady, you are SICK! " this should be in the top ten

Approximate knowledge of many things

20 The Witch's Garden

It's so funny finn jake say that the whitch has a husband but its funny to here her say I don't have a husband in her angry voice

"WAIT. You're not a doughnut, you're a BAGEL! Lies, Lies EVERYWHERE! " I died laughing.

I love the witch in this episode

I guess but its not my favorite

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21 Guardians of Sunshine
22 Mortal Folly

This episode introduces the Lich, who has real menace and one of the most badass evil laughs ever heard on televison. The main plot also makes for one grand quest. Finn and Jake are fully aware of the stakes, but they handle it in a way that is unique to this show. When you hear this exchange (they're chasing after the lich)
Jake: This is our first fate of the world deal!
Finn: Yeah, man! We gotta shut this fool down hardcore!
It's just awesome.

It was nice to see Ice King working with Finn and Jake to defeat The Lich

In this episode, the most evil of evil anatagonist is introduced. He is the lich

23 Jake Suit

This episode really funny! One of the best

24 Incendium

Finn and jake thought that Princess Bubblegum is jealous because finn is now hanging out with flame princess

Well, really loved this episode, especially when Finn sang ' All Gummed Inside '

Incendium begins to a disaster: Flame Princess! - 05yusuf09

A great episode with my favorite song from the series - bdcool3

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25 Hitman

Seeing the Ice king hiring a Hitman to literally "Hit" Finn and Jake is awesome. Then seeing the Ice King hiring a "Hitman Hitman" to Hit the Hitman is just amazing. - hockeyvampire

The ending is very funny!

26 Root Beer Guy

One of the best. It is also very dramatic in parts. I like it when the banana guards think Jake is Princess Bubblegum.

Root Beer Guy is the best AT episode ever.

Should definitely be number 1 this is hilarious and who does not love a dective story?

I love this ep.

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27 The Limit

Finn and Jake go through a maze for a wish, but Jake is being stretched to the limit.

Literally the funniest episode ever. I was laughing nonstop.

This episode is hilarious

28 The Jiggler

The Jiggler is so fun! I wish he was my pet!

29 Thank You

Although AT blows me away, I often find myself admiring its frequent moments of genius, but not forming an especially strong emotional connection with the characters. This ep is a whopping exception. Very poignant and beautiful and just sublime.

HOW IS THIS NOT IN THE TOP TEN this was like the most heartwarming episode in adventure time, is wasn't a typical episode, it focused on different characters and gives us a great moral and different perspective of adventure time...this episode was so beautiful..

This is what makes adventure time so diff and awesome from any other shows, it can me you love it even if your favorite character is not there. This is heartwarming and life-affirming. It will teach you a lesson. Watch it.

One of my first episodes, in fact it might be my very first. I was literally crying with happiness at the end.

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30 Come Along With Me

Come on guys! This number 10? Number 5 at Least?

This is a great finale to an awesome show. - AlphaQ

This is the best - FatSnackGoldfish

Needs to be at least the top 3

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31 The Eyes

SPOILER ALERT! Ice king the horse but great episode. you know who else thinks the eyes is a great episode? My mom!

Finn and Jake try to sleep, but there is a horse staring at them

This episode is I died

I like staring at people

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32 The City of Thieves


33 The Other Tarts

The royal tart toter's soliloquy is the best writing the show has ever seen: "Hello? Eat my tarts? " and "I'll still be here tomorrow to high five you yesterday my friends. "

34 Hot to the Touch

This episode is amazing. Flame Princess finding out what the real world is like and Finn trying to get her to like him was really adorable. Lots of good jokes and deep meanings/characterization was done here while AT was still at its peak.

One of the most heartwarming episodes in my opinion. Loved it.

I like when jake extinguished a fire and fp went like oww whhhy like a crybaby
And NEPTR was playing hide and seek for fifteen years

35 Holly Jolly Secrets, Part II

I'm sorry did you mean part 666?

36 Princess Cookie

This episode is wonderful. It truly is hard to believe they pulled off teaching so many life lessons like, you don't need someone else's approval to do what you want, revenge puts you in a worse situation, and being a good person gets you somewhere in the end. It is one of the top 10 episodes, but it is really under rated. This is an amazing episode, check it out.

I cried when he said "You remind me of a mailman I used to know."

Great episode�" I love seeing jake's friendship with princess cookie

This episode is surprisingly serious compared to the other episodes and I was surprised to see a relevance to suicide DONE RIGHT (looking at you One Coarse Meal) and its great at the end! - bdcool3

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37 Trouble in Lumpy Space

Fun episode and really good for a 2nd episode

Lumpy Space Princess bites Jake and he starts to turn into a Lumpy Space Person so Finn, Jake and LSP travel to Lumpy Space to cure him. Best Bit: Finn, Jake and LSP jump into the frog's mouth. Worst Bit: None. Characters: Finn, Jake, LSP (Lumpy Space Princess), Brad, Melissa, Lumpy Space King and Queen, Princess Bubblegum, Hot Dog Princess, Lumpy Space People, Snail. Number of season: 1. Fact: It is the second episode of Adventure Time. Title Card: Finn watches Jake be pulled away by Lumpy Space People in horror. Previous Episode: Slumber Party Panic. Next Episode: Prisoners of Love. Rating: 10/10. Best episode ever!

How is this episode not even on the list despite the top 10? This is one of the funniest episodes of the series where you get to see one of the funniest characters in action, LSP!

This is LSP 's first episode. What's not to love.

38 Heat Signature

It was really cool of Marcy to actually care about those two!
Buuut I dislike the ending. (no point on it)

39 Jake vs. Me-Mow

I love Jake and Me-mow there my most favorites.

I don't know, I just voted. Laugh out loud!

40 Betty

This episode should be way higher

We see ice kings past. What's not to love. - 21herronr

This is definitely a top ten

This is one of my favorite. It should be higher

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41 Mystery Dungeon

All these characters work so well together, and it’s always nice to get a lemongrab episode every now and then.

Seeing all the characters together was so satisfying.

Awesome! Tree Trunks, Shelby, NEPTR, Lemongrab and Ice King ALL go on a quest in a dungeon? That's pretty awesome!

42 Blank-Eyed Girl
43 Holly Jolly Secrets

The reveal of Ice King's past is one of the greatest scenes in all of animation.

OH MY GOD! What can I really say about this episode? It revealed the tragic backstory of the ice king, the jokes are HILARIOUS and its just has great plot overall. Go watch this episode.. My 2nd favorite episode.

44 BMO Noire

Bmo tries to find out who stole finns missing sock.

45 It Came From the Nightosphere

It came from the penis not nightosphere ya idiot. Lets hate adventure time forever!

The commenter who said let's hate Adventure Time forever needs to be soul-sucked by Hunson Abadeer or something else drastic like that.

46 Bad Little Boy

Amazing plot of this episode :) I love the Fionna and Cake ones.

Marshall lee is THE best character by far. Totally loveable

Marshall Lee Takes Fionna And Cake In The Woods Where Lumpy Space Prince Is Throwing A Party With Other People.
Best Part : Fionna Punches Marshall Lee

Cause it has marshall lee in it

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47 The Hall of Egress

My favorite episode ever

This episode was a actually really interesting to watch. It delves into being within a psychological trap, and the fear of not being able to escape. The ending was a tad confusing, but still interesting!

This is a really cool one! It's so trippy though... That's what I like about it! It was so interesting and mind boggling.

A fantastic episode, definitely deserves a spot on any top ten or even top five list.

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48 Jake the Brick
49 Video Makers

Finn and jake make a video for a movie club and can't agree on the contents of the movie. Check please!

Funny episode with a good lesson and focusing on the best characters. - Garythesnail

This one was awesome!

50 Lady & Peebles

This episode is unique, because it focusses on Lady Rainicorn and Princess Bubblegum, instead of Finn and Jake.

Oh yeah! PB kicks butt!

Ricardo returned. But was deafeted.

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