Top 10 Underrated Episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

This is a list of the Friendship is Magic episodes that you feel deserve more attention or receive too much hate. These do not necessarily have to be your favorite episodes but they should be episodes that you believe are underrated.

The Top Ten

1 A Matter Of Principals

I don't get why people criticize Discord's portrayal when chaos is in his nature and he often can't help himself - unlike the cocky condescending jerk he was in What About Discord?... - TylertheTitan

2 Fluttershy Leans In

Realmente me gusto que le dieran un conclusiĆ³n al personaje de Fluttershy

3 A Bird in the Hoof

Celestia was the best part of this episode.

Nobody ever talks about this episode. It's really funny!

The Yakety Sax chase scene is the best part!

Yeah! It is funny! the chase scene is the best part.

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4 To Where And Back Again

How the hell is this even near the top 10 of worst episodes? 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. - TexasBro93

Not really sure why the finale has such mixed feelings. I personally thought it was one of the best, if not the best, finales of the series. The mane 6 getting captured rather easily and the changelings new forms were my only complaints about it. Loved everything else.

Love this one. Second-favourite episode of the season after Saddle Row Review

This episode definitely has my vote. But Thorax's new look though..

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5 Appleoosa's Most Wanted

This Is Probably One Of The Most Divisive Episodes Of The Whole Show While It Isn't Like Putting Your Hoof Down Where People Either Love It, Like It, Find It Okay Or The Most Commune Thought The Worst Episode Of The Whole Show. But With Appaloosa's Most Wanted I Seem To Be The Only One Who Really Loves This Episode Sear The Grown Up's Are Morns But It Isn't As Aggravating Rainbow Dash's Behaviour In 28 Pranks Later Or As Petty As The Cart Before The Ponies. But Other Then That It's Got A Really Soled Plot Some Likeable Main Characters And A Very Good Moral It Has A Lot More Good To Offer Then Princess Spike Or What About Disocord

It was such a good episode! People acted like it was nothing! Same with Princess Spike.

Once I watch this episode, I was like what...this is so boring than the other episodes. The thing that only makes me funny is when Troubleshoe makes a problem...I just wait until someone changes my channel and their own channel...It is so long though...

This episode is the foreshadowing of the CMC's true talent.

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6 The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows

This is actually one of Pinkie's best episodes.

7 Equestria Games

I love how it shows a pony version of the Olympic games. Truly brilliant episode, deserves more praise.

Just because the episode was focused on Spike doesn't actually make it bad.

I have to admit though, spike singing the anthem was physically painful.

Spike's singing of the Cloudsdale anthem is among the best instances of cringe comedy that I have ever seen. The episode as a whole is very good showing of Spike's character.

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8 Hard to Say Anything
9 Made in Manehattan

It's pretty boring, but it was nice to see a Rarity and Applejack episode where they don't spend the entire 22 minutes arguing.

This episode has one of the best morals in the show.

10 No Second Prances

This episode made up for all the idiocy of "Boast Busters". Love the connection (and bonding) between Starlight and Trixie. Those two becoming friends is very believable, not something pulled out of someone's butt just for convenience's sake. Later episodes are proof of that. Twilight may be out of character, but maybe not. She's may be overly protective. She sees it as her duty to teach Starlight the ways of friendship. She's simply afraid that Trixie might lead Starlight down the wrong path.

A pretty good episode if you can forgive how out of character Twilight was.

The Contenders

11 Celestial Advice

This episode is already underrated. I'm starting to trust IMDb less and less everyday. This episode gave Celestia the character development she has desperately needed. - TexasBro93

This is coming out with season 7,and I KNOW it will be underrated.

Yeah,I love Cele a lot,best pony in my opinion. I'm sorry,but Luna is so overrated. I couldn't wait for this episode,and MORE GOOD NEWS(Spoilers! ) A Royal Probelm 7:10 is a LUNA AND CELE EPISODE! Eek! Can't wait!

12 Friendship University
13 A Hearth's Warming Tail

Yes, I know! It's another interpretation of "A Christmas Carol", but I loved this one. The songs here are fantastic. A must watch during the holidays. - TexasBro93

Best Season Six episode EVER (party cannon)!

14 All Bottled Up

The guys on IMDb hate it for some reason, but whatever. This episode was fun to watch. Starlight and Trixie together just might be one of the best duos in the entire show. - TexasBro93

15 Magical Mystery Cure

This is one of the best episodes of the entire series. People overreacted to this episode and are often way too harsh on it.

This episode is the best of the season. I didn't hate that Twilight became a princess, in fact, I think it shows how much she has grown as a character. I liked most of the songs, specially "A True, True friend" and "I've got to find a way." I even cried a bit at the end :')

People went wwway to overboard on hating on this episode I look back and am so happy Twily became a alicorn princess

16 The Times They Are a Changeling

Nice thing that they added the first voice of a changeling (or Queen Chrysalis). And also they showed the changeling nest for the first time in the show (first appearance in the comics). I didn't know why this belonged to the list

Oh come on! Spike sang at this episode!

17 Brotherhooves Social

Why do some people dislike this episode? It had one of the best endings in the whole series!

This episode was funny! Why do people hate it?

I hate this episode! And to person who just commented everybody seems to have like it. I don't!

Some people take things way too seriously. I don't think Orchard Blossom was intended to be a hateful jab at transgender people.

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18 Testing Testing 1, 2, 3
19 It Ain't Easy Being Breezies

This episode is by far one of the best of the whole series and yet it's over looken almost entirely. Why is it so great you ask? Because it teaches an important lesson: don't be too kind. Fluttershy's element of kindness always makes a character who is very open to helping others and yet here constantly pampering the breezies puts them in more danger than it does good. A lot of "kid's shows" teach kids to be nice, overly nice, this is where the fine line of being a push over and being a true helper, a balance that Fluttershy has struggled withsince day one. In this episode Fluttershy finally makes good on her development that's not played up for laughs. Fluttershy being firm with the breezies is not only a huge step forward in her development (given that true character growth didn't appear until season 4 for fluttershy) but it also shows that doing the truthfully kind thing for someone is neither easy or pretty sometimes. Fluttershy standing here grown and getting the breezies to ...more

This episode may not be the most interesting episode, but I still find it quite enjoyable. Fluttershy also has good character development in this episode.

One of the best

20 Crystal Empire Parts 1 and 2

I thought this episode was awesome! It's also one of the darker episodes of the series. Spike also has a really awesome moment towards the end of the episode.

One of my favorite episodes.

21 Hearts and Hooves Day

This episode was funny and SELF-AWARE of how annoying Big Mac and Cheerilee were

I watch this episode all of the time! CheeriMac furevah!

22 Daring Don't

This episode shows a lot of Polsky's strengths as a comedic writer, and I don't see why it's logically impossible for Daring Do to be real.

AK. Yearling is the MLP version of JK. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter

23 Friendship is Magic Parts 1 and 2

These first two episodes are hardly ever talked about anymore. While not as good as the rest of the series, these episodes are very enjoyable and do a good job of introducing the characters.

24 Power Ponies

This episode isn't perfect, but it has a really original plot.

Loved this one! So does everybody else.

This episode is dumb, but it fun to watch. I was hyped for this one!

It's Hero Time!

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25 Keep Calm and Flutter On
26 Family Appreciation Day

This episode has a really satisfying and heartwarming ending. It's a shame it seems to get forgotten about, because I haven't seen anyone bring up any problems with it, it just gets overshadowed by other episodes.

27 Equestria Girls

I'm not sure if this would count as an episode, but it receives way too much hate. It has a lot of awesome moments and good songs.

It has crappy songs - TheRealSilverlay

28 Dungeons and Discords
29 Hearth's Warming Eve

I so agree, this episode was really good

For some random reason people hate this episode just because merriwerther had written it. I actually loved this episode aside from the song at the end

I think some people hate this episode just because Merriweather Williams wrote it, which I think makes no sense.

30 The Cutie Re-Mark

Am I the only one who doesn't hate Starlight Gilmmer's redemption?

Nope! I just wish they had saved Starlight's apology to the equal four for a later episode. - TexasBro93

People don't like this episode? People said Starlight was the next Sunset, except Equestria Girls is a separate canon!

No you are not

No yr not I just don't like her new mane

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31 Putting Your Hoof Down

This episode gets a lot of hate, mostly induced by MrEnter's video (because before he made it, this episode wasn't generally seen as terrible), but I think it actually gives Fluttershy some good development and has a really solid moral. Most of the complaints just come from the people who can't bear to look at Fluttershy acting in a "mean-spitired" way, even though her having lots of inner anger makes perfect sense, especially if you remember some of Season 1.

I enjoyed this episode because it teaches kids to man up.

32 Secret of My Excess
33 Spice Up Your Life
34 Three's A Crowd

Everything with discord is good

Love this episode! Discord episodes are always Good(yes,I'm a discord fangirlšŸ˜)

35 Feeling Pinkie Keen

This episode is just hilarious and even pays tribute to classic cartoons such as Looney Tunes.

Yes, the moral is terrible, but you can't deny this episode had some hilarious moments (Twilight "evolving" into Rapidash).

36 Crusaders of the Lost Mark

I really think Diamond Tiara's redemption gets too much hate.

Isn't this like the a really loved episode by the vast majority of fans?

One of the best episodes. - WorldPuncher47592834

37 Lesson Zero

Some people REALLY blow this episode's creepiness out of proportion.

Heck no, it's super overrated!

38 Princess Spike
39 Mysterious Mare Do Well

The episode has a lot of funny moments. I don't think it is as bad as people say it is. Even though it is one of the weaker episodes, there have been worse episodes.

I'm sorry but number 9 cannot do this episode justice! The Mysterious Mare Do Well isn't an underrated episode. It's the best episode of the entire series. - Thifer20

This episode was awesome! Massively underrated and there are much worse episodes, meriweather williams gets to much hate she's actually a really good writer- Gary badmen

40 Ponyville Confidential

I never understood why so many people hate this episode. It has a lot of funny moments. It's not like Diamond Tiara or
CMC actually got away with doing bad things. They all received punishment and the CMC learned their lesson at the end.

While I already liked Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle, I felt the obsession with the so-called cutie marks made for thin plots. Then we get an episode where they actually have a job, as sleazy tabloid reporters trying to increase their newspaper's sales. I loved it and this one of my favorite episodes featuring the characters.

I had previously dismissed Diamond Tiara as a one-note character, because her only role was insulting the "blank flanks". Then we get an episode where she is actually in charge, and trying to place an obscure newspaper on the map. Drive, ambition, strategy. And not a pip about "cutie marks". I liked Diamond Tiara for the first time, and this still my favorite appearance of the character.

41 Bloom and Gloom

This is hands-down Josh Haber's best episode of the show. It's one of the most original, mature, and flat-out TERRIFYING episodes of the whole show. Also, the fact that the shadow that was torturing Apple Bloom throughout was really her destroying her own self-confidence was really well-done. I don't really think this episode gets much hate, but I really don't think it's acknowledged for how brilliant it is.

42 Bridle Gossip

Just like "Feeling Pinkie Keen" (and a lot of Season 1 episodes), the moral was terrible or just delivered in a rather questionable way - to put it politely. But the comedy was awesome! Flutterguy, Pinkie's song, most of the dialogue... Still love this episode today. One of my personal favorites of Season 1.

43 What About Discord?

To be blunt, I actually think this episode deserves all the hate it gets.

It came out of nowhere. no foreshadow or anything. Shouldve been a 2parter and it's so weird for an epic villian to be reformed so easily!

I didn't think there was any OOC. If anything, the characters were good. It showcased Twilight's problems ina good way (unlike the following episode, which for some reason doesn't get much hate for flanderizing Twilight) and gave us Discord-being-a-trickster-mentor back. Sure, there wasn't as many jokes, but that's not a big problem fo rme.

44 Spike at Your Service

Spike is a kid. When kids get overly excited about something they get clumsy and make a lot of mistakes. I don't know how you people haven't even considered the reasons behind things. You do for many other episodes as well, but Spike at Your Service takes the cake.

Yes, Spike acted like an idiot in this episode, but everyone else was in character, and it was very funny.

45 Fall Weather Friends

This episode makes sense and is way better than Look Before You Sleep

46 Canterlot Boutique
47 The Ticket Master

I gotta admit that I love the adventure episodes of MLP much more than their slice of life ones. But Ticket Master did a far better job of introducing each one of the Mane 6 than the opening two-parter. Adventure plots are rarely fitting for a get-to-know-each-other episode. They should've started the series with Ticket Master, if you ask me.

48 Tanks for the Memories
49 The Hooffields and McColts
50 One Bad Apple

This episode had a bad moral, but its song was great.

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1. A Matter Of Principals
2. Fluttershy Leans In
3. The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
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1. To Where And Back Again
2. No Second Prances
3. Friendship University
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1. Keep Calm and Flutter On
2. Magical Mystery Cure
3. Dungeons and Discords
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