Worst Naruto Filler Episodes

RoseRedFlower
Finally finished watching all the Naruto movies and realized they pretty much were filler. So I decided to make a list dedicated to the worst filler episodes in the Naruto franchise. Not all the Naruto filler episodes are bad but there's some that stick out as bad. I'll leave ten suggestions and the rest is up to you.

The Top Ten

1 Naruto's School of Revenge Naruto's School of Revenge

This is the one that most people think of when they think bad filler. Team 7 have to take care of an ostrich ninja named Condor. Yes, this episode exists. The summary itself is bad enough but that Ostrich is so annoying. I find rescuing Ashley from Resident Evil 4 more pleasing than watching this ostrich. - RoseRedFlower

Why is the ostrich called Condor? If it's a bird pun, it's a bad one. Condor birds are vultures. But yeah, a ostrich ninja? An actual ostrich could have made a better filler episode. - HoneyClover

While I did find the Ninja Ostrich funny, I don't see why they had to bring him back for another episode. - ItsPisces

2 The Loser Ninja The Loser Ninja

This episode just sucks because it's a whole filler arc that doesn't develop any character and is just cliche. Basically, Tsunade is under the genjutsu Infinite Tsukuyomi and dreams of a different past. It would be fine if it was just one episode but it's not. It starts from episode 432 and ends at 450. Eighteen filler episodes that don't develop the characters or have any impact on the story. Plus the arc was written poorly with characters actions not making any sense and things just happening because. I know it is a dream and dreams don't have to make sense, but it was not worth sitting through eighteen episodes. - RoseRedFlower

Eighteen episodes of nothing happening...yeah no wonder Reddit users complain about this arc. Who cares if I see my favorite characters? They're not real! Whoever came up with that idea needs to be fired. - HoneyClover

Who cares? I care. Seeing my favorite characters is my greatest motivation for watching the series. Not real? Technically, none of this is real. Have some imagination. - Crwth

Nope, I much disagree with this one. I got to see my favorites, the Akatsuki, plus Jiraiya. Some of the Kages being made into puppets and defeated, was better than their 'real' stories. I wish for 'alternate endings' in Naruto anyway, and some fillers give me these. - Crwth

3 The Allied Mom Force!! The Allied Mom Force!!

This filler episode was a nuisance. Basically, during the Fourth Great Ninja War a bunch of Konoha mothers defend the village from a group of Sumo Wrestlers. This episode was unnecessary and wasn't funny at all. Instead of focusing on the war, we see house moms beating sumo wrestlers with frying pans. Yes. Professional sumo wrestlers are getting beaten by frying pans. Need I say more? - RoseRedFlower

One of the dumbest episodes ever. - HoneyClover

4 Kidnapped! Naruto's Hot Spring Adventure! Kidnapped! Naruto's Hot Spring Adventure!

Nothing like a pointless episode that had no reason to exist. Basically, Naruto is kidnapped by two men and want Tsunade to pay them back from a past debt. However, she paid that debt a year ago and we had to wait after a pointless fight before we figured that out. - RoseRedFlower

5 Mix it, Stretch it, Boil it Up! Burn Copper Pot, Burn! Mix it, Stretch it, Boil it Up! Burn Copper Pot, Burn!

A cooking contest. The episode is just a predicable ramen cooking contest that wasn't funny to sit through. - RoseRedFlower

I liked the episode - TheOneMan

6 The Appearance of Strange Visitors The Appearance of Strange Visitors

Two people impersonate Guy and Lee. I felt like I was watching a Pokemon episode when Team Rocket has a disguise on yet Ash can't tell it's just Jesse and James. How can Naruto not tell that those two are just impostors? The whole village can except our main lead and it makes Naruto look like a total idiot. - RoseRedFlower

I actually thought this was kind of funny... - ItsPisces

Yes I liked it - TheOneMan

7 The Weight of the Prized Artifact The Weight of the Prized Artifact

Naruto and Kiba guard a prized tea bowl. That's it. - RoseRedFlower

I like Kiba but he deserves better than this! - HoneyClover

8 Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death! Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death!

Flashback and fillers right before the Forest of Death from the chunin exams! It was pretty boring and you just wanted to skip it in order to get through the action. - RoseRedFlower

It only was about 5 mins of new information. the rest was all flashback

9 Revenge of the Shadow Clones Revenge of the Shadow Clones

Naruto's clones go on strike and takes the original Naruto hostage. The worst part of all of this was that it was all just a dream. I hate dream sequences! They're nothing but build false tension and just shatter our hope. - RoseRedFlower

Gigguk also pointed out how unnecessary this episode was. From the clips I've seen, it's a dumb concept. - HoneyClover

10 Eat or Die! Mushrooms from Hell Eat or Die! Mushrooms from Hell

Naruto and Guy accidentally eat poisoned mushrooms, a fight happens and our heroes win the day. That's all that happens in that episode. - RoseRedFlower

I actually thought this was a pretty good filler episode - TheOneMan

The Contenders

11 Kiba’s Determination Kiba’s Determination

This filler made Kiba look so pathetic. He basically whines about how Naruto gets all of the attention and how desparately Kiba wants to surpass him.

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