Top 10 Best My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Episodes

The Top Ten
1 Twilight's Kingdom

Megan McCarthy finally created something awesome and so cool. This is my favorite season finale and two-parter to date. Discord may be a good villain, but Lord Tirek beats Discord by a landslide. The fight scene was so awesome!

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has many fight scenes, like A Canterlot Wedding with the changelings vs. the Mane 6. Lesson Zero had Fluttershy snapping a bear's neck. Twilight's Kingdom, on the other hand, had Lord Tirek vs. Princess Twilight Sparkle, which was completely awesome and unforgettable.

The plot and moral were great. The songs were beautiful, especially You'll Play Your Part. Every princess was singing. Even Princess Luna had a part. This episode deserves all the love it gets!

2 Crusaders of the Lost Mark

This is my favorite episode of all time. The Cutie Mark Crusaders were written so well. Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon get some character development, all the songs were awesome, and the Cutie Mark Crusaders finally get their cutie marks. Oh my god!

There are some flaws. First is the pacing. This episode is rushed just like Magical Mystery Cure. Then there's Spoiled Rich. I can't stand this miserable excuse of a character.

However, despite its problems with pacing and Spoiled Rich, this is still my favorite episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

3 The Perfect Pear

Truly one of the most serious episodes of MLP. This one truly caused me to cry because of how they told this timeless tale of star-crossed lovers and added one of the biggest mysteries the fandom has been waiting years to discover.

Romeo and Juliet has been told many times, but Shakespeare has a way of making his stories unforgettable for generations. The way this episode tells the story and makes such an emotional impact shows how powerful an episode it is.

As a fan of the show for 5 years, never have I seen an episode where I've been so emotionally invested. I also love the connection with other ponies that had a link to the parents. William Shatner also had an amazing performance as Grand Pear. Felicia Day and Bill Newton as the parents were also amazing. The love between Pear Butter and Bright Mac is genuine. Just by looking into each other's eyes, you can tell from a second that they love each other and can never stay away from each other.

Even though they never tell what happened to the parents after Grand Pear left, I'm still glad they didn't say they left or disappeared. That would've left such an impact on this episode and would've disappointed a lot of fans.

This is not only my favorite episode of season 7 but my favorite episode of the series overall. It's an episode that even people who aren't fans of the show can still enjoy for the love story and Shatner's cameo. Truly a "Perfect Pear" episode.

4 Magical Mystery Cure

SPOILER BELOW:

Seriously, this was the most amazing episode out of all four seasons. It was well-planned, and I love how they made a bit of a musical out of it. The end where Twilight finally gets her wings and becomes an alicorn was so great, and the ending put me on the edge of my seat, waiting for season 4 to come out.

Hasbro definitely did a great job with this episode, although I feel season 4 could have been better. I guess they kind of ran out of good ideas because now the show is okay, or at least not as great as it used to be. I feel they should have ended it at Magical Mystery Cure.

5 Pinkie Pride

A reason why Pinkie is the best pony of all time! Just for the sake of her friend, she gave up doing the party herself. It was a heart-touching episode and it should be #2 (of course after Magical Mystery Cure. That one was amazing. I'm obsessed with the cutie mark song and Celestia's Ballad!).

Oh, and Cheese Sandwich + Pinkie Pie 4 life!

Cheese Sandwich is my favorite pony in the show, though he's not my favorite character - that would be Discord. But still, he's awesome because he is portrayed by Weird Al and can sing so expertly. He and Pinkie Pie would also make a great and suitably goofy couple.

6 Hurricane Fluttershy

I can relate to this episode on so many levels. In fact, it helped me get over the same thing Fluttershy was going through. Maybe that's the only reason I like it so much. Plus, it kind of reminded me of Rocky with the sports montage, so that's a definite plus for me.

This episode also features my two favorites in the most prominent light, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash. It also has the characters presented at their best. I really like the scene when they're in Fluttershy's cottage, and Rainbow Dash almost acts like a jerk but then stops and becomes a good friend, asking nicely instead of demanding. It might just be because this was one of the first episodes I ever saw, but I still love it nonetheless.

7 The Return of Harmony

Discord was great, and his mind games made sense. Fluttershy and Rarity get personality switches that actually make them funnier and work well. Twilight finds despair, Rainbow Dash is confronted with divided loyalties, and Pinkie Pie seems more insecure than ever (she is under the impression that everyone is laughing at her).

Lots of drama and laughter.

The only flaw for me was Applejack. Lies typically have purposes, but in her case, the lies had neither proper motivation nor any real gain for her. They could have found something more creative to do with the character.

8 Amending Fences

Amending Fences is a beautiful and realistic episode that finds itself sitting perfectly in a show about friendship. The moral is amazing, Twilight is very relatable, and the new characters are very likable. The storytelling is spot-on, and it leaves the viewer feeling very satisfied at the end.

None of these written comments can do this episode any justice, and I strongly advise that Amending Fences is one of the first episodes you check out if you want to get into the fandom. Otherwise, it's an episode that demands rewatching due to all of the things that make it so amazing. I don't want to spoil too much here, so I'll leave the brevity of this comment as is.

9 Discordant Harmony

I loved how this episode showed the relationship between Fluttershy and Discord. Previous episodes have shown them being close, but it didn't make it clear that Fluttershy wasn't just hanging out with Discord because she's the Element of Kindness. Fluttershy genuinely loves Discord's personality, and they have a lot in common. Sometimes I feel like Fluttershy has more in common with Discord than any of the Mane 6.

Fluttershy and Discord have both been getting a lot of character development, which I love. I liked the episode where Fluttershy had to run Rarity's boutique and made up so many different personas. She has a lot more imagination than she's given credit for. She's shown to be so much like Discord sometimes, like in that Halloween special.

The main difference is that Fluttershy is much more empathetic and sensitive to others' opinions. She and Discord are similar enough to bond but different enough to help each other grow. Awesome episode!

10 Lesson Zero

How is this one at the bottom?!

Twilight was hilariously hysterical. Fluttershy snapped a bear's neck. And Big Mac took on the whole village for a doll.

This was obviously the best one.

This episode actually felt like something out of Courage the Cowardly Dog.

Fabulously funny. Big Mac taking on everyone for that doll - ingenious!

Also, Twilight freaking out so much was hilarious. She goes totally crazy. Watch the episode!

In this case, not for twisty plots and wisdom lessons but priceless laughs and weirdness. Very entertaining!

(Also, watch out for Fluttershy. That scene will always stay in my heart.)

The Contenders
11 MMMystery on the Friendship Express

Pinkie Pie logic that isn't forced and unfunny? Check. Off-the-wall creativity? Check. Perfect comedic timing? Check. A plot about desserts? Alright, now we have a perfect Pinkie Pie episode.

I love episodes like these! They're full of mystery and clues! So creative! I also enjoyed the little clips when Pinkie was blaming the bakers.

I loved this episode also because of the, we interrupt your really funny episode that resolves well at the end, for James Bond, bit.

12 A Royal Problem

We finally get our royal sisters episode. Starlight was great. We get an epic battle between Nightmare Moon and Daybreaker, and we get the best characterization from Princess Celestia in the entire show. Oh, and Twilight as a ballerina music box was just adorable!

Too much awesomeness to handle in this episode!

How was this episode only recently added in? This episode is amazing. It is both hilarious and heartwarming. It even introduces Daybreaker!

13 The Big Mac Question

It's like The Saddle Row Review done right (yeah, I don't like said Season 6 episode as it's too confusing for my liking). Not to mention it's like The Break Up Break Down, but TEN TIMES as awesome!

Discord, Spike, Big Mac, Sugar Belle, Granny Smith, The Crusaders, and even those TALKING APPLES were all so funny and likable in the long run of the episode.

14 A Canterlot Wedding

The song This Day Aria is my favorite song. I love this episode a lot, but A Dog and Pony Show was my favorite. I love Queen Chrysalis as my favorite villain besides Discord.

Twilight gets thrown in a dungeon, Princess Celestia gets trapped in goo... just, there are no words! Keep up those amazing songs.

It's almost an insult that the most creative and possibly most mature episode is currently ranked below that air-headed, self-exalting, one-dimensional pile of melodrama that is Magical Mystery Cure.

15 Common Ground

Another magnificent celebrity guest star episode since The Perfect Pear, with Patton Oswalt reprising his role as Quibble Pants. His second wife takes part, and his daughter makes her debut!

It's nice seeing Quibble Pants again after three years.

16 Castle Sweet Castle

This deserves to be in the top ten overall best because it's very heartwarming and emotional. It's in my own top ten since I have a very strong connection with Twilight in this episode.

Surprised by this episode completely. Season 5 is off to a great start. I was one of those people who didn't like Season 4 that much.

A heartwarming, touching episode.

17 Castle Mane-ia

I laughed so many times during this episode.

18 Stranger Than Fan Fiction

This was a very fun episode to watch. Quibble represents the complaining analysts who need everything to be perfect, and Rainbow represents those who just want to enjoy the material. This is a very real debate put in an entertaining fashion.

This episode is awesome! It was the first one I watched, and what got me into the MLP fandom. I love it!

Yeah, Rainbow Dash meets Daring Do once more and even goes on a cool adventure.

19 Sonic Rainboom

As rightfully praised as Hurricane Fluttershy is, I always thought it couldn't help playing like a lukewarm Sonic Rainboom, for all its intelligence. Rainbow Dash just packs such a more potent combination of heart and insecurity that was meant to shine in a scenario like this.

And the bit where she's put to the test and shakes off all the doubt she can't afford is probably her most shining moment in the series.

Oh man, this was the very first episode I watched of the series back in 8th grade, and it made me fall in love with the show from then on.

20 Wonderbolts Academy

SPOILER WARNING:

I loved this episode and the introduction of Lightning Dust! I liked the idea of Rainbow Dash having to stand up to someone like her, but to be honest, I liked them together... until Lightning Dust started being a brat.

I hope in the future, Lightning Dust comes back and reveals her backstory and that she doesn't continue to be one of those characters that are just mean for no reason. But I loved this episode SO DARN MUCH!

I absolutely LOVE this episode. It was an enjoyable and amazing watch from start to finish. This is also one of the most relatable episodes to me! If it weren't for Magic Duel, this would be my favorite Season 3 episode.

21 Frenemies
22 Sleepless in Ponyville

This is one of the best episodes in the show. Actually, it IS the best episode. It's very emotional, and I know some people don't like that, but anyone can relate to it. Either from being scared of a story and not wanting anyone to know, or just wanting your idol to notice you.

We see why Scootaloo has always wanted Rainbow Dash to see her. Scootaloo most likely DOES have parents, but they probably don't acknowledge each other much, making her want a big sister to look up to and learn from. And what's best for it to be from her idol?

23 The Best Night Ever

Very funny - one of my favorite episodes!

24 To Where and Back Again

Why is this not in the top 20? This was a million times better than the season 5 finale. It may not have been as good as Twilight's Kingdom or The Cutie Map, but it was thoroughly entertaining to watch throughout, despite a few flaws.

I loved the way Starlight was handled in this finale, and her conflict here made sense. The lack of explanation for how everyone got captured and the changelings' new looks were my only major complaints about this finale. Loved everything else. I'm also glad they didn't reform Chrysalis.

Starlight haters, watch Starlight episodes with an open mind before writing them off next time. It helped me overcome my initial indifference towards Starlight going into season 6.

The most underrated season finale, period.

25 Tanks for the Memories

The only episode to dare touch the topic of death. Without a doubt, one of, if not the most, emotional episodes of the entire series thus far. Rainbow Dash got her first solo "I'll Fly," which was also one of the best songs thus far.

And that RD crying scene was both hilarious and touching at the same time. Remember Twilight, AJ cries on the inside.

I'm extremely surprised to not see this higher on the list. This was absolutely extraordinary, and I recommend it to anybody who has never seen the show.

The "Applejack cries on the inside" line got me.

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