Worst Total Drama Episodes

The Top Ten

1 Sundae Muddy Sundae

More like Sundae Bloody Sundae

(Insert Mulan Matchmaker): Such a disgrace. - SanDiegoSalvatierra

There is so much wrong in this episode, but first the positives:
-Scottney, my least favorite couple, broke up
-Some jokes were funny
That's it! Here are the biggest problems with it:
-Gwen and Courtney are not friends anymore
-Courtney's character development got flushed down the toilet
-Chris changed the challenge last minute without saying that they could skip a step if the ingredient was tampered with
Those are just the big problems! All in all, I think Ed McDonald really went to a new level of bad writing. Despite making the best episode of All Stars, by default but still, he made the two worst episodes in the series in my opinion (You Regatta be Kidding Me and this episode). Also, I just realized that all these episodes take part of Duncan or Courtney getting bad treatment.

So much character derailment - ElSherlock

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2 Hurl and Go Seek

This turned my stomach after seeing the characters puke. - MeeMeeCandy777

Three words: I HATE DAVE

Total Drama just so you know, no one was rooting for Dave in this episode. If Dave didn't get eliminated this would be the worst episode of all time

Dave went absolutely insane in this episode. Ruined his character forever.

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3 The Bold and the Booty-ful

Chris Eliminated Gwen For No Reason Whatsoever! This Is At The Top Of My Worst Total Drama Episodes List. Also, Was It Really Necessary To Add a Poop Joke This This Episode!? Dear Total Drama Writers:
There Is Nothing Funny About Poop Jokes. Sincerely, Riley. - Cartoonnetworkfan1990

Absolutely terrible episode. The Total Drama series is really funny. But not this one. Its disgusting and not in a funny way. 3.5/10

This was Trash!

Has TDAS really gone this low? Poop Jokes?! There is nothing funny about poop jokes at all.

4 The Ex-Files

I thought this episode was cool - Spongehouse

The Ex-Files? More like The Love Triangle, because that's all this episode was about. Nothing but Courtney, Duncan, and Gwen drama.

It's called Total DRAMA. Not "Total Duncan and Courtney Live Happily Ever After".

I hate to say this, but Owen should have been eliminated in this episode. Sure Tyler screwed up the alien artifact but at least he helped while all Owen did was run around screaming.

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5 The Final Wreck-ening

Mike was unrealistic, Zoey was bland, and their chemistry was forced. I don't understand why they had to be the final two in what was supposed to be the "All-Star" season. At least give us Courtney and Zoey. Courtney has been a contender in seasons 1, 2, 3, and 5. Out of those people who have done that, I'm pretty sure she's the only one not to make it to a finale. You're going to flush that down the drain just to have a weak challenge with a horrible ending (why tf did the island have to sink?!? ) and a couple with no synergy at all. Not to mention that Mike's "reset button" is highly unrealistic and borderline offensive, and the being able to control all his personalities at will thing is just cheesy and unnecessary. TDAS could've been a great return of everyone's favorite characters, but this episode, Sundae Muddy Sundae, and The Big, Bold, and The Booty-Full just completely prevented it from being good. I'm disappointed in the writers, and I hope if they do have another season, ...more

Keep in mind it took TWO people to make this episode, TWO. This episode is pathetic in every way. The jokes are cheesy (which is typical late TDAS-TDPI), and there are countless terrible moments in this episode.

First off, the balloons. Making the balloons fly away was so unnecessary. They could have used those ten seconds to do something more productive, such as a joke or an intern quickly popping all the balloons.

Second off, the pointless cameo. Owen's cameo was poorly executed and he seemed to be exaggerated significantly. Alex Ganetakos, message to you: THAT WAS NOT FUNNY. Not even a bit.

The reset button. I could go on for eons about the reset button. It's not only anticlimactic and boring, but it's offensive to people with MPD. While Mike himself was pretty accurate about the disorder itself, the reset button was anything but. I'm serious, the reset button might even top the final part I hate!

The challenge. Lame and predictable for the TD writers. ...more - Turkeyasylum

The show died after this episode.

I want to punch this MeeMeeCandy777 in the face, because this idiot doesn't realize that the contestants in the balloons Almost DIED! - Gehenna

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6 Scarlett Fever

This is when Scarlett took over the island.

They unfairly voted out Max and they turned Scarlett into a weird pyscopath nobody likes

This is when Scarlett tries to take over the island

I love how out of all the characters to take down Scarlett it was Max. Max truly was Pahkitew Island's king of evil. To bad he got voted out he was hilarious

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7 I See London

This is the episode where Noah gets voted off and Gwuncan starts to grow.

I like this episode. I like the song. Noah was awesome in this episode, and I loved Noah and Owens friendship. Then there leads the problem. NOAH WAS UNFAIRLY VOTED OFF! His team found the correct Jack the Ripper whilst team amazon found Duncan, yet they win? This leads to the elimination and Noah, my favorite character, gets eliminated

This episode is amazing in my opinion. Had me laughing the whole runtime - Spongehouse

Okay writers and storyboarders of Total Drama, We all understand Duncan is one of the most popular characters in the show, However have you not seen how mad people got when Justin was replaced with Courtney in Action? Well let's screw everything up again! This episode is awesome, Noah proved he can hold an episode with minimal help and we had a lot of Tyler, Owen, and Gwen and Courtney becoming friends. It was funny! Every background character was brought to the foreground and it looked like things were finally going to work in a new player's favor. Amazons win. Why? Just why? We all heard the challenge and just because Duncan is back doesn't mean we're happy Team Chris is Really Really Really Really hot lost. But you know what if it's a reward and they add an extra payer what harm can it do? Screw that! Duncan is now replacing Noah, who almost every fan was now getting to like, he didn't just join the team he replaced one member! I hate what Duncan did in World Tour after this ...more - Gronk27

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8 Picnic at Hanging Dork

Courtney Should Have Been Eliminated Instead Of Gwen - Cartoonnetworkfan1990

Gwen's elimination was very unfair, and no one looked very good in this episode, either.

To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of this episode. It wasn't very funny and I felt sorry for Gwen when she got voted off. If I was in the episode, I would have pushed Courtney off the plane and gave Gwen some tissues.

Gwen got eliminated for her ALLERGIES.

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9 The Aftermath III: O-wen or Lose
10 Million Dollar Babies

Why would Harold believe that. what. I was really hoping to see Duncan go this episode, I had hope next episode and Lindsay voted for herself. I feel like they were literally trying so hard to keep Duncan because he is a "fan favorite" but most people I know who watch it, dislike Duncan, as do I.

Your telling me that Heather was voted out by Harold, her only friend besides Cody? And Harold voted with Duncan instead? What? Harold could of got his friend Heather and Girlfriend Leshawna into the merge, but instead chooses his mortal enemy. -_-

Gotta gotta Hate hate courtney after this danm stupid episode that ruined tda - coolguy101

The Contenders

11 The Big Sleep

This is the episode were They have to stay awake as long as they can. LAME.

This is when the challenge is the awakathon. It was boring all you did is watch people try to stay awake.

This is one of the only bad Total Drama Island episodes. It wasnt that bad but it was really boring. The challenge was to stay awake as long as you can.

They eliminated my favorite character -_-

12 Rock n' Rule

"Hey, you know Owen who we already eliminated and will obviously not win this season since he won the last season, and who nobody really wants back? Let's put him back in the game. And you know Lindsay, the character 400% of our viewers want to win? Let's eliminate her through the worst elimination in the history of our show". - Puga

Lindsay did not deserve to be eliminated. The challenges were absolutely boring (classic total drama action). At the time I was actually pretty happy Owen was returning. When I found out he was working for Chris I hated this episode even more. Lindsay's elimination was almost as bad as Bridgette's in Season 1.

By far the worst.

Lindsay had a bad elimination

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13 The Aftermath: IV


14 I Love You, Grease Pig

Phakitew and everyone and everything in it sucks

This episode wasn't good but it wasn't bad either

It's an under hated episode. While I was glad to see Leanord leave, I was disappointed with the challenge and the interactions, although Jasmine and Sammy bonding was a good thing. That and it was an obvious elimination. - Turkeyasylum

15 Lies, Cries, and One Big Prize

Chris was a JERK in this episode. We were all looking forward to the finale of this season, especially since Sugar wasn't in it. It has the same problems the TDAS finale has: it doesn't feature all the season's contestants AND it has a terrible ending. After Hurl And Go Seek, we knew Dave and Sky were a train wreck, but we didn't know it was THIS bad. Sky was already DATING SOMEONE ELSE when she had a crush on Dave. Right now, I bet Sky and Keith are broken up. Both the finale canidates were dreadful... Where's Scarlett when you need her? The ending has to be the second worst part. Chris abandoned Dave on Pahkitew Island showing no concern for him. That was his second most sinister act to date, behind the balloned eight.n - Turkeyasylum

At least we get a new host next year in 2015. Don was absolutely better than Chris. - SanDiegoSalvatierra

Chris left behind Dave. To this day I do not know what happened to Dave. Do you know? I will just assume he is the new Ezekiel ( Total Drama World Tour ). - Skullkid755

I was actually mad to see Dave go crazy and without a full resolution this episode thoroughly made me annoyed and really Sky and Dave not ending up with each other wasn't truly believable

Chris evades punishment once again. Thanks again, Terry McGurrin!

16 3:10 to Crazytown

I mean I know some of those All-Stars episodes were bad but you'd think 3:10 To Crazytown would be at least top 10. This season was actually quite good before this episode but this episode changed everything, for the worst

Yes, this episode was a crime but the real crime is that it's not in the top 3

The real loser here was Trent because the producers threw him out after this. He literally does nothing but mope. They could've at least put him in Ridonculous Race to make up for this monstrosity of an episode

Awful awful, stuff

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17 Riot On Set
18 Finders Creepers

This episode is one of my favorites ever

What was the whole purpose of a non-elimination episode anyway? - Turkeyasylum

This episode is so horrible.

19 Moon Madness

I thought the Gwuncan breakup was heartbreaking.

I was REALLY happy when Gwen broke up with Duncan. I'm just sad that Duncan didn't get back together with Courtney again. He obviously still had some feelings for her.

While happy to see Duncan and Gwen break up, they executed it so terribly. And they made a lot of characters look weak in favor of Mal.

They had an amazing idea for a challenge, and the way they did it was the biggest challenge flop I've ever seen. Not to mention the rushed Gwuncan break. Gwen basically said it was over without reason or buildup. - Turkeyasylum

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20 If You Can't Take The Heat...

No offense to Owen, but why was Beth eliminated? The idiots on her team believed that the tiki doll caused them to lose the challenge? No, idiots, it was your fault for leaving Owen with the food. So really, Owen should have been eliminated in this episode - HollyleafOfThunderClan

a classic - nonamegame

The second worst in TDI - quizmint

21 One Million Bucks, B.C

Lindsay should not have fallen into the tar

22 Wawanakwa Gone Wild

What season had this?

How is this #4? THere are like at least 40 Episodes that should be above this - alexcousins

23 Hide and Be Sneaky

I hated this episode because I love Bridgette so much! - MeeMeeCandy777

Heather kissed Trent and Trent's eliminated for that! Also it could've and should've Heather's elimination. - quizmint

Dumbest. Elimination. Ever.

Quizmint, wrong episode. It's Search and Do Not Destroy you're talking about.

24 Food Fright

No One Liked Seeing Gwen Crie - Cartoonnetworkfan1990

25 Walk Like An Egyptian Part 2

How much hatred does this show have for Ezekiel? - Gehenna

I despise this episode! My 9th least favorite. - quizmint

26 Sky Fall

This is actually a very good episode

The challenges were boring.

This episode is actually

27 Niagara Brawls

I was stupid and thought there was no song but now I realize I accidently skipped through it...

28 Three Zones and a Baby

Why would Chris put adorable, innocent babies in danger?! Just why?!

Pretty stupid to the babies and the challenge made no sense.

29 The Enchanted-Franken Forest

Lightning got derailed SO MUCH in this episode. He wanted to kill Cameron throughout the episode. Talk about going too far? - Turkeyasylum

Lighting was my favorite this season besides Jo and they totally ruined him! Plus it created An all Male finale :/

This episode is actually good

30 Dodge Brawl

I loved this episode. It was the start of the great total drama franchise

Why is this on the list, let alone the top TEN? - Turkeyasylum

The Ridonculous Race was absolutely amazing! Watch it and you wont regret it. If you are not a fan of Noah the Ridonculous Race will make you into one! Plus Dodge Brawl was a great episode. I'm glad in Total Drama World Tour Tyler remembered Lindsay and Total Drama explores that relationship more

I loved this episode

31 You Regatta Be Kidding Me

Why did they do this? Amongst all the eliminations of this season (maybe the entire series) Duncan's was tied for the worst with Courtney's. Also characters were just out of character. This threw Duncan's, my favorite character, character development down the toilet, despite him not going in an actual flush of shame.

Gwen and Courtney were horrendously out of character, Zoey was permanently dumbed down after just one episode, Duncan's season-long character development was thrown in the garbage for a cheap gag, Mal and Alejandro form an alliance only for it to immediately not matter, and Cameron was saved from elimination AGAIN for no reason AGAIN. And none of the jokes are even that funny. :/

32 Zeke and Ye Shall Find

This is a great episode. You can feel the tension, and for once watching the show I felt bad for Chris! Ezekiel plays a big role in this episode, and I honestly wanted him to get his revenge on Chris for all the bad things he's done to him. Can you really blame Zeke? I mean, Chris literally makes a list of everything he's done to Zeke, right in front of him!

Worse than sunday muddy sundae in my opinion - nonamegame

33 The Treasure Island of Dr. Mclean

Terrible episode that introduced Dakotazoid. Besides that monstrosity, the episode was super annoying, and when it wasn't that, it was boring.

By the way, no pun intended

34 Bahamarama

I think Devin and Carrie got annoying. Carrie just find a way to tell Devin! It is so annoying. Stephanie was ruined from the start but they ruined Ryan to by making him interfere with Devin and Carrie. I'm glad The Surfer Dudes are back and The Sisters were one of my favorite teams. This episode should make The Top Ten Best Total Drama Episodes.

Ugh. This episode was awful. By far the worst episode of TDRR. Let's be honest guys: everybody was hoping Carrie and Devin would win. But they were eliminated in the episode prior to this one. So Bahamarama really doesn't have any purpose. At least everybody's least favorite team got eliminated *cough* SISTERS! *cough*

I liked most of this. I liked that the surfers came back since devin got hurt. When the best friends were in front of the camera, all that went on was that Carrie was trying to convince Devin to be her boyfriend. I think this was a great episode and it shouldn’t be on the list

I am so happy that THE SURFER DUDES WON!

35 Chinese Fake Out

The episode made all the characters seem dull and one-dimensional. Blaineley and Chef had potential, but they put her in too late and eliminated her too early. Plus, she was actually funny in Niagra Brawls. In this episode? Not at all. - Turkeyasylum

36 Beach Blanket Bogus

Even though it was funny the challenges were boring.

The Total Drama Action challenges are really lame. 3;10 to Crazytown, Beach Blanket Bogus, and Rock'n Rule are all terrible Total Drama Action episodes.

Worst challenge ever. Seriously, a build your own sandcastle challenge.

Lamest challenge ever. Seriously, a build your own sandcastle challenge. LAME

37 I Love You, I Love You Knots

Dave goes absolutely nuts. Dave calm down. Sky please help poor Dave. Jasmine, stop telling Sky to ignore Dave

I hate the episodes were Dave goes insane for Sky. Sky, please help the poor guy.

I feel so bad for Dave in this episode. I want Sky and Dave to end up together. I hate this episode. It is the worst one.

A ripoff of truth or lazor shark - nonamegame

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38 Greece's Pieces

Remember the dreadful ending of I See London? Well it's very obvious where it led too in the next episode! Honestly, if Duncan wouldn't have even came back, then this bullcrap wouldn't have even happened and Noah would have stayed! Also, this caused the end of Gwen and Courtney's friendship for the whole season, until Total Drama All Stars when they finally become friends again (only to have it ruined again by a writer we all loathe so much, and also made Courtney the target for hatred instead of Gwen) - Gehenna

The entire episode was about the love triangle. And after this are 2 more dreadful TDWT episodes. This one glorifies episodes like Sky Fall. - Turkeyasylum

39 Newf Kids on the Rock

I didn't see anything wrong with this episode, apart from DJ's animal curse. - Peppapigsucks

Poor DJ they ruined him by giving him that dumb animal curse. This episode was very stressful to watch and I didn't enjoy it to well

Poor DJ. He is always killing animals. I feel so bad for him. This episode is a wreck.

40 Grand Chef Auto

I hated this episode for obvious reasons.

Loved it I hate Mike

Chris ruined Zoke's kiss!

41 I Love Ridonc and Roll

Why is this on here it was a great episode.


42 Brunch of Disgustingness

Not for top 10 But for top 25(the worst list)

43 The Chefshank Redemption

Beth is so disgusting! She put her retainer back in her mouth even though it was covered in vomit!

44 TDWT Aftermath: Hawaiian Style
45 So, Uh, This Is My Team?
46 The Am-AH-zon Race
47 Ocean's 8 or 9
48 The Aftermath: Trent's Descent

This sucked.

49 The Aftermath: For-Gwen and Forget?
50 Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen

Owen is not an antagonist. He is the fan favorite that every contestant besides Courtney like

Horrible. They made fan favorite Owen into a villain in this episode.

Owen is probably my favorite character. I got lucky by the time I finished watching this episode he was still my favorite.

Wow they made Owen into an antagonist. That is impressive in a bad way

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1. Scarlett Fever
2. Hurl and Go Seek
3. Sundae Muddy Sundae
1. Hurl and Go Seek
2. The Aftermath III: O-wen or Lose
3. Wawanakwa Gone Wild
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2. Sundae Muddy Sundae
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