Worst Naruto Filler Episodes

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

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

2 The Loser Ninja

Watching the beginning of this arc is what prompted me to google 'worse naruto episodes' to get to here. If I had to wait for each episode to be released weekly I would have been livid but I'm just skipping it.

I hated those episodes! They were a god damn waste of time!

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

3 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!

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!

The only way this episode could be good is if Chef Ramsey was there

I liked the episode - TheOneMan

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

6 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

Yes I liked it - TheOneMan

7 Special Report: Live from the Forest of Death!

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

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

8 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

9 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 Quest for the Fourth Hokage Legacy

The Contenders

11 Eat or Die! Mushrooms from Hell

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

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

12 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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