Worst Total Drama Episodes

The Top Ten

1 Sundae Muddy Sundae

This episode completely ruined Total Drama All Stars. Fans have wanted Courtney and Gwen to be friends again for 3 YEARS, and when they become friends, the writers ruin it, and make Courtney's elimination obvious. Plus a few more mistakes, making the finale more than obvious, and scrapping 2 major plots, Sundae Muddy Sundae is a clear #1 worst.

I don't hate TDAS, but I will admit it is one of the weaker seasons. This was the start of TDAS's final 3 episode and the worst in that regard. I will say this, Scott was really funny and I liked Courtney's Ice cream job rant. Now, on to the negatives. This episode completely ruined all the development Courtney went through! I was actually hoping she would be a finalist and I'm neutral on her most of the time! Speaking of that, I did a little research and found out that 3 of the 4 writers had plans for Courtney to be a winner and were rooting for her. However, Ed McDonald decided that Mike and Zoey had to be finalists and created his abomination. I would have been find with a Courtney and Zoey finale, but NOPE! Ed McDonald, I hope you never touch this show again!

I love the Mike and Zoey finale because of the kiss scene. So shut up! - MeeMeeCandy777

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.

I loved this episode! Courtney finally got eliminated, after she got Lindsay voted out first.

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2 Hurl and Go Seek

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.

Total Drama could have done great things with Dave. Well not after this episode he is ruined

Three words: I HATE DAVE

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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

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

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.

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

The only part of the episode I liked was Tyler's parts. They were so fresh, funny and warmhearted. The episode is pretty bland though. - quizmint

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5 The Final Wreck-ening

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

This final two was awful, and we got the obvious ending that we all DREADED. In my opinion, if he wasn't gonna stay Mal forever, they should have made Mal end like 6 episodes sooner

Sure Sundae Muddy Sundae was a horrible episode but the final wreck ending was just awful there was nothing interesting but this episode and I thought Total Drama Action and Pahketew Island had bad endings All stars ending was horrible finale to finish a horrible season

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

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

The ending to this episode was crazy but I don't support couples really but that was still pretty low, of Gwen and Duncan to do behind Courtney back.

As much as I enjoyed the episode, the ending must be one of the biggest middle finger scenes where our favorite character gets kicked off because they lose the challenge for no reason at all and having a screenhog character we loathe replacing one of our beloved characters we wanted to win...this is dumb... - Gehenna

Can Noah last until at least the final four without being screwed over by the developers? Also, Team Amazon shouldn't have even won the challenge!

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8 Picnic at Hanging Dork

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.

Courtney Should Have Been Eliminated Instead Of Gwen - Cartoonnetworkfan1990

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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.

Lindsay had a bad elimination

By far the worst.

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13 The Aftermath: IV


14 I Love You, Grease Pig

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 3:10 to Crazytown

Completely ruined Trent. Why just why? He and Gwen had the most liked relationship in the show but they end it so they can put Gwen with Duncan because that "makes more sense" and also ended the second most liked couple of Courtney and Duncan

I hated the episode as producers put Gwen as a traitor, and she was not the fault of Trent manias. Duncan not orchestrated the separation anyone, he simply assumed that Trent mania to do everything 9 times was related to Gwen, because clearly he was obsessed and the number of letters forming the name of the two amounted to 9, and Trent had not this mania in Total Drama Island.

This episode is the worst because Gwen and Trent broke up. After this episode left Trent with very little fans.

Writers: "Hey! Let's ruin Trent! "

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16 Riot On Set
17 Finders Creepers

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

This episode is one of my favorites ever

This episode is so horrible.

18 Lies, Cries, and One Big Prize

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 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

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

19 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

The second worst in TDI - quizmint

a classic - nonamegame

20 One Million Bucks, B.C

Lindsay should not have fallen into the tar

21 Moon Madness

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

I thought the Gwuncan breakup was heartbreaking.

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22 Wawanakwa Gone Wild

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

What season had this?

23 Food Fright

No One Liked Seeing Gwen Crie - Cartoonnetworkfan1990

24 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

25 Sky Fall

This is actually a very good episode

The challenges were boring.

This episode is actually

26 Hide and Be Sneaky

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

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

Dumbest. Elimination. Ever.

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

27 Niagara Brawls

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

28 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

29 Three Zones and a Baby

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

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

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

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. :/

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.

32 The Treasure Island of Dr. Mclean

By the way, no pun intended

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

33 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 am so happy that THE SURFER DUDES WON!

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

34 Zeke and Ye Shall Find

Worse than sunday muddy sundae in my opinion - nonamegame

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 Grand Chef Auto

I hated this episode for obvious reasons.

Loved it I hate Mike

Chris ruined Zoke's kiss!

40 The Chefshank Redemption
41 TDWT Aftermath: Hawaiian Style
42 So, Uh, This Is My Team?
43 The Am-AH-zon Race
44 Ocean's 8 or 9
45 The Aftermath: Trent's Descent

This sucked.

46 The Aftermath: For-Gwen and Forget?
47 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

48 Newf Kids on the Rock

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.

49 Jamaica Me Sweat

Poor old DJ hurt more animals, but he finally got what he wanted: to get eliminated.

DJ killed more animals

50 Haute Camp-ture

This episode was bad because it was boring and Leshawna got unfairly voted out. The good part was Leshawna should have been eliminated a long time ago. It was also good that to see what the eliminated contestants were up to

Leshawna got voted out in an unfair way although she should have been out for a while.

Leshawna deserved to stay she was cheated out if that didn't happen Heather would be out but then again she would have her hair...

Leshawna was voted off unfairly.

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1. Scarlett Fever
2. Hurl and Go Seek
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