The BEST Episodes of Danny Phantom

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: Nickelodeon

Danny Fenton was once your typical kid until he accidentally blew up his parents' laboratory and became ghost-hunting superhero Danny Phantom. Now half-ghost, Danny's picked up paranormal powers, but only his sister, Jazz, and best friends, Samantha and Tucker, know his secret. Danny's busy fighting ghosts, saving Casper High and hiding his new identity all while trying to graduate.

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Identity Crisis!

#1 - Identity Crisis!

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 23, 2005

Technus is back! But this is a new and improved Technus, a smoother operator who refuses to shout out his plans. Danny's not worried, especially after he splits himself in two and decides to leave the ghost hunting to his super hero side and allow his teen self some time off to just be "normal." Unfortunately, Danny Phantom, super hero, begins to take his job too seriously and Danny Fenton, average teenager, starts to enjoy slacking off way too much. Meanwhile, Technus electronically infiltrates the Fenton RV -- and, then, all of FentonWorks -- siphoning off the energy to complete his upgrade. It's up to the two Dannys to work together and defeat Technus 2.0 before he drains all the power from Amity Park, and then the world!

star 9.06
49 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Infinite Realms

#2 - Infinite Realms

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 9, 2007

After getting lost in the ghost zone, Danny and his friends find in a frozen zone the Infimap, a map that lets the holder to travel everywhere in the ghost zone. After Vlad Masters steals the map, Danny, Sam and Tucker must chase him through different times and places, from Salem to ancient Rome, to get this treasure before he manages to conquer Earth.

star 8.58
26 votes
Bitter Reunions

#3 - Bitter Reunions

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 7, 2004

Danny meets his evil opposite in Vlad Plasmius, a childhood rival of his ghost-hunting dad, Jack. Unfortunately, Vlad acquired ghostly powers 20 years ago, which means he's stronger and more experienced than Danny -- and hell-bent on taking everything away from Jack Fenton including his life.

star 8.45
38 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Urban Jungle

#4 - Urban Jungle

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 9, 2006

The building boom in Amity Park upsets Undergrowth, the ghost of all things plant-like and vegetative. The green-thinking ghost takes over the town, turning everyone into plants themselves. All except Sam, that is, whom he makes his Earth-loving queen. Unfortunately, Undergrowth brainwashes Sam and uses her to attack Danny! Danny, meanwhile, has been battling a nasty case of the chills that leaves him too weak to fight. Escaping from Undergrowth in the Ghost Zone, Danny turns to his cold-loving friend, Frostbite,who explains that Danny is developing a new power. Now, Danny must learn to master his new freezing skill so that he can make his way back to Amity Park and pull the town out of Undergrowth’s leafy clutches.

star 8.27
33 votes
Beauty Marked

#5 - Beauty Marked

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 24, 2006

Sam can barely contain her contempt for the "Miss Teenage Happy Princess" beauty pageant and its organizer, Dora Mattingly, when they descend on Casper High. She decides to enter the contest to make a statement about individuality, but makes a discovery instead: Dora Mattingly is the Dragon Ghost! Before she can get to the bottom of the mystery, she's inadvertently crowned Miss Teenage Happy Princess by its happy-go-lucky judge... Danny Fenton! When the tiara is placed on Sam's head, it magically transports her to a castle in the Ghost Zone, where she learns she's to be the bride of Dora's brother, the ghostly Prince Aragon. As Danny and Tucker head into the Ghost Zone to rescue Sam, she does her best to shake things up in the medieval ghost world she's stuck in.

star 8.26
23 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Masters of All Time

#6 - Masters of All Time

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 24, 2006

Vlad is back, only now he's afflicted with a serious case of ecto-acne, a direct result of the college lab accident with Jack and Maddie. To ensure Danny helps him find a cure, Vlad infects Sam and Tucker with his disease, and Danny turns to Clockwork for help. Danny convinces Clockwork to let him go back in time to make sure the accident that injures Vlad never happens. Unfortunately, when he changes the past, he changes the present. When he arrives back in the present day, Maddie is married to Vlad and living in Wisconsin, and Jack's a ghost named Jack Plasmius! Now, Danny must go back in time for a second time to ensure his parents get together, but when he does, will that mean ecto-acne doom for Tucker and Sam?

star 8.20
25 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
The Fright Before Christmas!

#7 - The Fright Before Christmas!

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 2005

Danny Fenton hates Christmas. When he accidentally destroys the only copy of a ghostly Christmas story, the book's author, Ghost Writer, makes Danny hate the holiday even more by turning him into the main character of a brand new Yuletide tale. Danny is now trapped in a scenario where everyone talks in rhyme! With his magical Quantum Keyboard, Ghost Writer creates a series of catastrophes that threaten to ruin Christmas for all of Amity Park and pins the blame on Danny. When Danny goes into the Ghost Zone to confront Ghost Writer, he is surprised to find his old ghostly enemies in a giving mood. Danny enlists them to help him defeat Ghost Writer and restore the spirit of Christmas to Amity Park and, perhaps, to his own heart.

star 8.19
27 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Teacher of the Year

#8 - Teacher of the Year

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 15, 2004

Living dual lives as a high school freshman and a superhero is a balancing act for Danny that just got even tougher, with both Lancer and his parents pressuring him to ace a test. At the same time Technus ghost master of technology has escaped into Danny's online game and threatens to flee into the Internet and take over every computer in the world!

star 8.16
31 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress

#9 - 13

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 5, 2004

When Jazz falls for hunky boy ghost, Johnny 13, who can cast his shadow out and create bad luck for everyone who crosses him - especially the girls he's dating, Danny is forced to behave like an overprotective parent, much to Jazz's dismay. Furthermore Danny must beat Johnny back into the Ghost Zone before Jazz accepts his offer to go steady, or else!

star 8.14
28 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress
One of a Kind!

#10 - One of a Kind!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 9, 2004

Skulker, a predatory ghost hunting legend who fancies himself a collector of all things rare and unique, has set his sights on Danny Phantom, the world's only half-ghost/half-human hybrid. The games begin, as good and evil ghosts face off.

star 8.12
56 votes
Writers: Butch Hartman, Steve Marmel
King Tuck

#11 - King Tuck

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 17, 2006

Tucker's running for student body president, but no one's paying his campaign any notice, and that includes his campaign managers: Danny and Sam. On a field trip to a museum to look at ancient Egyptian artifacts, everyone is surprised that the pharaoh in question looks just like Tucker. And when Tucker looks in a ghostly mirror, his image brings the pharaoh's minion, Hotep Ra, to life! Hotep Ra bows before Tucker and becomes his servant, urging him to not stand by anymore and be ignored. Tucker's new attitude -- with help from his new king's scepter -- gets him even more respect than he expected when he accidentally transports his friends and classmates to ancient Egypt during a school debate. Now, Tucker is a king, and it's hard not to enjoy the perks. Unfortunately, the servant Hotep Ra has his eye on Tucker's throne and some sinister plans in mind for the students of Casper High.

star 8.12
24 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Fanning the Flames

#12 - Fanning the Flames

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 8, 2004

Danny and Sam find their platonic friendship turned forcibly romantic through the musical powers of Ember, a hard-rocking girl ghost who feeds off the idol worship of teens. With her massive, free concert scheduled only a few days away a concert that will be broadcast worldwide and give her ultimate power Sam has to get the now completely and utterly love-addled Danny to focus on fighting ghosts. Even if it means breaking his heart.

star 8.09
43 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Doctor's Disorders

#13 - Doctor's Disorders

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 15, 2005

After being bitten by tiny green ghost beetles, the kids of Casper High get a mysterious illness that gives them ghost powers and are quarantined at a spooky old hospital outside of town. When Danny sneaks into the hospital to investigate, he is captured by Penelope Spectra and her assistant, Bertrand. They are the ones who started this illness as part of their plan to build Penelope a young and beautiful new body. All she needs is Danny's half-human/half-ghost DNA to complete her ghostly plan. With Danny captured and Sam sick, it's up to Tucker to conquer his fear of hospitals and free Danny before Penelope gets what she's after.

star 8.07
30 votes
Parental Bonding

#14 - Parental Bonding

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 9, 2004

Danny uses his ""overshadowing"" power to take control of his Dad during a parent-teacher conference, but the plan backfires when Jack Fenton is invited to chaperone the school dance. At the same time a ghostly amulet turns the girl with whom Danny is smitten into a dragon, and he must alternately control his Dad and fight the ghost dragon!

star 8.03
70 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Mystery Meat

#15 - Mystery Meat

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 3, 2004

Danny's new ghost powers are put to the test when the school cafeteria's all-vegetarian menu arouses the ire of the ghostly Lunch Lady, a 50-foot shambling pile of mystery meat who seeks revenge and a return to high-cholesterol diets. It's up to Danny to push her back in the fridge where she belongs.

star 8.01
111 votes
Writers: Butch Hartman, Mark Banker, Steve Marmel
Memory Blank

#16 - Memory Blank

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 24, 2005

Danny and Sam get into a fight, and when Sam utters the words, ""I sometimes wish I’d never met you,"" she finds herself in a world in which she and Danny are strangers. Worse than that, since it was Sam who encouraged Danny to check out the Fenton Portal the night he got his ghost powers, Danny doesn’t have any powers! Now, Sam must convince Danny that they share a friendship and a history, and lead him back to the Fenton Portal for a second ""accident"" so he can again become Danny Phantom.

star 8.00
37 votes
Writers: Steve Marmel
Secret Weapons

#17 - Secret Weapons

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 9, 2005

Skulker's on a looting spree, snatching up a number of seemingly unrelated items. Unfortunately, Danny's attempts to stop him are thwarted by the well-intentioned meddling of Danny's new sidekick: Jazz. However, Danny didn't ask for -- and doesn't want -- Jazz's help, and after a series of humiliating mishaps, Danny blows up at his sister. In response, Jazz runs away from home... to Vlad's castle in Wisconsin! But it's only a ruse. Jazz soon manages to break into Vlad's inner sanctum and discovers that he has been using Skulker to collect the items necessary to upgrade the Fenton's stolen Ecto-Skeleton. When Danny arrives at the castle, Vlad makes Jazz don the improved battle suit in a no-holds-barred fight against Danny Phantom!

star 8.00
26 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Reality Trip

#18 - Reality Trip

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jun 9, 2006

Danny's dream of a peaceful summer vacation is shattered by Freakshow and his ghost minions, who manage to reveal Danny's true identity before kidnapping his family and friends

star 8.00
23 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Flirting with Disaster

#19 - Flirting with Disaster

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 13, 2006

Technus is back, with a new plan to beam himself up to a super satellite and take over the world, and he's going to use Axion Labs to do it. As Danny Phantom battles Technus, Danny Fenton begins battling his feelings for Valerie, whose dad is back in charge at Axion. Sam and Tucker are surprised when Danny confesses he's thinking of asking Valerie to go steady. Unfortunately, as Technus puts his plan into action at Axion Labs, Valerie realizes her role as ghost hunter is putting her family and friends in danger. Can romance work between two kids with secret identities, or will the ghost boy and the ghost hunter end up breaking each others' hearts?

star 7.96
27 votes
Writers: Steve Marmel
Shades of Gray

#20 - Shades of Gray

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 24, 2004

When ghosts wreck a popular co-ed's school social life, she dedicates herself to hunting them, which forces Danny to deal with a threat just a few lockers down the hall. Worse yet, Tucker has a crush on the girl.

star 7.95
38 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Lucky in Love

#21 - Lucky in Love

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 11, 2005

When Paulina witnesses Danny's ghost transformation, he fears the exposure. Imagine his surprise when Paulina swears to keep his secret - then becomes his girlfriend! Life is great for Danny, until he finds out that Paulina has actually been overshadowed by Johnny 13's girlfriend, Kitty, in her plot to make Johnny jealous. Danny reluctantly plays along to protect his own identity, but, when Kitty's welcome wears thin, Danny pleads with Johnny 13 to take her back. When Kitty abandons Paulina's body and goes back to her true love, Paulina resumes her indifference towards Danny Fenton - although she's now madly in love with Danny Phantom!

star 7.94
35 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Girls' Night Out!

#22 - Girls' Night Out!

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 10, 2007

After an argument with their respective boyfriends, Spectra, Kitty and Ember join forces and use their powers to make all men vanish. Danny and Jack are fishing in Lake Eerie, the only place on Earth immune to the spell. Sam, Jazz and Maddie must stop the villainesses while Danny is out of town. Unfortuantely for Danny, Skulker is taking more time hunting Danny to prove his girlfriend how great hunter he is. Can Amity Park be saved without its hero?

star 7.93
61 votes
The Fenton Menace

#23 - The Fenton Menace

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 7, 2005

Danny Fenton is losing his mind! At least, that's what Jazz decides when her little brother starts acting strangely and fighting ghosts that aren't there. In reality, Danny is being tormented by a revenge-seeking Youngblood, who cannot be seen by adults -- or by big sisters who think they're adults. When Jazz sells the family on a ghost-tech-free camping trip, Youngblood follows and unleashes a series of juvenile attacks that make Danny seem even crazier, and put the Fenton family in danger.

star 7.92
25 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
My Brother's Keeper

#24 - My Brother's Keeper

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 18, 2004

Noticing a change in little bro Danny since the accident in the lab, Jazz mistakes his ghost hunting for depression and signs him up for therapy with Penelope Spectra, not knowing that Spectra is a ghost who feeds off teen misery!

star 7.90
41 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Micro Management

#25 - Micro Management

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 27, 2006

Although Danny Phantom can perform extraordinary physical feats, Danny Fenton is still something of a weakling. For this reason, Dash is assigned as Danny's "fitness buddy" to help him prepare for the Presidential Fitness Test at school. When Skulker appears at FentonWorks on his usual hunt, Danny Phantom, Dash, and Skulker are accidentally hit with Jack's new "Fenton Crammer," which shrinks them all to a half-inch tall! Worse yet, Danny's ghost powers don't work so well in his tiny form. Now, Danny and Dash must rely on each other's brains and natural physical abilities to get to the FentonWorks Emergency Op-Center and reverse the shrink ray before Skulker and his brand new fully-powered ecto-skeleton catches up to them.

star 7.86
22 votes
Writers: Matt Wayne, Steve Marmel