The BEST Episodes of Danny Phantom

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 9, 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 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 9.27
45 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 8.79
24 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 8.59
34 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
The Ultimate Enemy! (1)

#4 - The Ultimate Enemy! (1)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 16, 2005

Danny's decision to cheat on a test upsets a group of beings in the Ghost Zone called the Observants, who fear Danny has taken the first step to becoming a villain. They send a ghost that controls time to stop Danny's downfall but it seems that only results in bigger problems for Amity Park.

star 8.52
25 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Flirting with Disaster

#5 - Flirting with Disaster

Season 2 - Episode 12 - 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 8.50
20 votes
Writers: Steve Marmel
Micro Management

#6 - Micro Management

Season 2 - Episode 13 - 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 8.41
22 votes
Writers: Matt Wayne, Steve Marmel
13

#7 - 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 8.37
24 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress
Beauty Marked

#8 - Beauty Marked

Season 2 - Episode 14 - 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 8.33
21 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Teacher of the Year

#9 - 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 8.33
27 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
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 8.31
29 votes
Doctor's Disorders

#11 - 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 8.30
27 votes
The Ultimate Enemy! (2)

#12 - The Ultimate Enemy! (2)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 16, 2005

After Danny cheats on a test, beings called the Observants send a time-controlling ghost to Amity Park to keep Danny from continuing down the wrong path to villainy.

star 8.26
23 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Fanning the Flames

#13 - 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 8.21
39 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Reality Trip (1)

#14 - Reality Trip (1)

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 8.20
20 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
The Fenton Menace

#15 - 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 8.18
22 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg
Urban Jungle

#16 - 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 8.18
17 votes
One of a Kind!

#17 - 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 8.17
53 votes
Writers: Butch Hartman, Steve Marmel
Lucky in Love

#18 - 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 8.13
30 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
The Fright Before Christmas!

#19 - The Fright Before Christmas!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - 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 8.12
24 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Parental Bonding

#20 - 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 8.12
66 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress, Steve Marmel
Memory Blank

#21 - 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 8.12
34 votes
Writers: Steve Marmel
Shades of Gray

#22 - 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 8.11
35 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Maternal Instinct

#23 - 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 8.10
20 votes
Writers: Sib Ventress
Mystery Meat

#24 - 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 8.09
102 votes
Writers: Butch Hartman, Mark Banker, Steve Marmel
Frightmare

#25 - Frightmare

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 22, 2007

Danny wakes up wearing a strange headset in the Ghost Zone. He returns to Amity Park and discovers everyone is asleep thanks to the ghost of sleep, Nocturne, who is sucking up their dreams to increase his energy. Danny must wake his friends and sister in order to stop this threat.

star 8.06
17 votes