The BEST Episodes of Danny Phantom

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020

Network: Nickelodeon

Danny Phantom: The Series - From Butch Hartman, the creator of the hit Nicktoon, The Fairly OddParents, unveils the funny, fantastic action-packed adventures of Danny Fenton, who straddles two worlds as a shy freshman at Casper High and a heroic phantom-fighter with ghostly superpowers. With his best friends, techno-geek Tucker and free-thinking Goth girl Sam, he thwarts the misdeeds of menacing ghosts; and stumbles through daily social hurdles. - Danny Phantom Press Kit."It's a great comedy/action show that I think you and all the other Nickelodeon animation fans are really going to love. And it's a bit different than anything Nickelodeon has done before. They're 22-minute stories, which is a different storytelling format for us." - Butch HartmanNot seeing is believing..

Identity Crisis!

#1 - Identity Crisis!

Season 2 - Episode 5 - 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 9.11
47 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 8.95
22 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 8.61
33 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Beauty Marked

#4 - 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 8.53
19 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
The Fright Before Christmas!

#5 - 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 8.48
23 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Masters of All Time

#6 - Masters of All Time

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 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 8.47
19 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Urban Jungle

#7 - Urban Jungle

Season 3 - Episode 6 - 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 8.47
15 votes
The Ultimate Enemy!

#8 - The Ultimate Enemy!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 16, 2005

Danny is desperate to pass a standardized test called the C.A.T. After a fight with a ghost from the future sent by the mysterious Clockwork puts the answers to the C.A.T. in his hands, he decides to cheat in hopes of securing an easy pass to a great future. After fighting another ghost from the future, he, Sam and Tucker discover that Danny cheating leads to a horrible future where after the death of his family and friends, Danny grows up to be Dark Danny, the evilest and most powerful ghost on the planet who terrorizes the world. Upon discovering Clockwork's interference, Dan tries to make sure Danny's horrible future comes to pass. To save his friends, family and future, Danny must dig deep and do the right thing to ensure he becomes a better man. At the end of the episode, Danny finds out Jazz knows he is a ghost.

star 8.43
21 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Secret Weapons

#9 - 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 8.43
21 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Eye for an Eye

#10 - Eye for an Eye

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 20, 2007

Danny and Vlad’s game of revenge against each other begins with childish pranks, and, unfortunately for Danny, ends when Vlad decides to run for mayor of Amity Park! By overshadowing voters, Vlad wins in a landslide. The new mayor is eager to use his new power to make life as miserable as possible for Danny and his friends. He shuts down the Nasty Burger, outlaws technology, creates new school uniforms, and passes so many new laws in the name of “protecting the children” that Danny finds it impossible to go ghost.

star 8.41
27 votes

#11 - 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 8.39
23 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress
King Tuck

#12 - 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 8.35
20 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Teacher of the Year

#13 - 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 8.35
26 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Reality Trip

#14 - Reality Trip

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jun 9, 2006

School's out and Danny has nothing on his mind except a relaxing, fun and a ghost-free summer vacation. His dream is quickly destroyed when Freakshow, the villainous ringmaster with ghostly minions, escapes from jail. Danny, caught off guard, is forced to forfeit his summer plans when Freakshow manages to reveal Danny's secret identity to the entire world! To make matters worse, Freakshow kidnaps Danny, Sam and Tucker's families and uses them as pawns in this evil game of revenge. Now, on the run and hiding from everyone, Danny must rely on his powers to stay free, fulfill Freakshow's ransom demands and save his parents. With Tucker and Sam by his side, Danny travels cross-country to track down three "Reality Gems," which, when combined, will give Freakshow the power to turn Danny's world into his very own nightmare circus! As the sun sets in the west, Danny's enemies close in on him and Freakshow forces the hands of time closer to the fate of DOOM!

star 8.33
18 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Doctor's Disorders

#15 - 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 8.31
26 votes
Micro Management

#16 - 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 8.25
16 votes
Writers: Matt Wayne, Steve Marmel
Flirting with Disaster

#17 - 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 8.23
22 votes
Writers: Steve Marmel
One of a Kind!

#18 - 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 8.20
50 votes
Writers: Butch Hartman, Steve Marmel
The Million Dollar Ghost!

#19 - The Million Dollar Ghost!

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 3, 2005

When Vlad Masters' ghost portal explodes, he schemes to replace it by stealing Jack Fenton's portal. As a distraction, Vlad anonymously offers a million dollar bounty to eliminate Danny Phantom. As ghost hunters from around the world gather in Amity Park to hunt the ghost kid, Danny sacrifices himself to Jack - both to win the prize money for Dad and to bolster Jack's inept reputation, which embarrasses Danny. However, when his family's life is put in jeopardy, Jack needs no help from Danny to save the day on his own.

star 8.20
20 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Fanning the Flames

#20 - 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 8.19
36 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Pirate Radio

#21 - Pirate Radio

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 22, 2005

A group of ghostly skeletons under the command of a bratty 10-year-old pirate named Youngblood attacks FentonWorks and steals the ghost shield. Soon after, all the adults in Amity Park are packing for a cruise without their kids. Danny, Sam, and Tucker discover that the cruise is a hoax and the adults are under the spell of a mysterious (and cheesy) song created by Ember to make them into galley slaves for Youngblood's pirate ship! The stolen ghost shield prevents Danny Phantom from getting on board the ship, so Danny Fenton has to lead Amity Park's teenagers in a daring attempt to save their parents.

star 8.17
23 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Maternal Instinct

#22 - Maternal Instinct

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 18, 2005

Maddie relishes the chance to bond with emotionally distant Danny at a weekend mother/son science seminar. However, the seminar is a ruse orchestrated by Vlad Masters - a.k.a. Vlad Plasmius, Danny's arch enemy! Vlad's plan is to convince Maddie and Danny to live with him while simultaneously destroying Jack with a massive ghost attack. When Vlad short-circuits Danny's powers, Danny gets to witness Maddie's impressive ghost fighting prowess. Meanwhile, a reluctant Jazz is pressed into ghost-fighting duty with Jack - and likes it, in spite of herself!

star 8.17
18 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Forever Phantom

#23 - Forever Phantom

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 12, 2007

Amorpho, a ghost with morphing abilities, impersonates people and gets them into trouble with it. He then impersonates Danny and both of them must learn the price of fame when a fenton device interrupts some of their powers, preventing Danny from returning to his human self and locking the evil shapeshifter in a shape that calls too much attention: Mr. Lancer's.

star 8.16
19 votes
Shades of Gray

#24 - 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 8.15
33 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Mystery Meat

#25 - 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 8.14
97 votes
Writers: Butch Hartman, Mark Banker, Steve Marmel