The BEST Episodes of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2020

Network: Cartoon Network

What happens when children outgrow their imaginary friends? They take them to Madame Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, a vast Victorian mansion with endless rooms and hundreds of thought-up playmates. At the heart of the story is Blooregard (aka Bloo), an imaginary friend created by an eight-year-old boy named Mac. Although he's usually shy, Mac feels confident when Bloo's around. Bloo, on the other hand, is bold and self-assured, and often gets himself into a mess by acting before he thinks. Follow the adventures of Mac and Bloo in a world where imaginary friends actually come to life. Nothing is ever mundane when you hang out at "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends"!

Who Let the Dogs In?

#1 - Who Let the Dogs In?

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 8, 2004

After Eduardo finds a puppy when he was taking out the trash, he decides to keep it, despite the fact that dogs are not permitted inside the house. However, despite Eduardo's best efforts, the dog gets loose and starts causing problems that Eduardo takes the blame for in fear of the puppy being found out. Will Eduardo manage to keep the puppy without Mr. Herriman finding out, or will the puppy be forced to leave due to Mr. Herriman's strict policy against dogs?

star 9.07
14 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Lauren Faust
Squeakerboxxx

#2 - Squeakerboxxx

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 13, 2005

The gang goes an arcade and everyone's winning lots of tickets except Bloo. Bloo then becomes very interested in a prize that's 500 tickets: glow in the dark Dracula teeth. So Bloo wants them to give them their tickets so he can get one, but the others decided to collect all of their tickets and get a rubber elephant, which Bloo grows an obsession with later on. But when Frankie, who's holding the rubber elephant, goes to sleep, Bloo sneaks in and steals it. When he's playing with, it breaks. The only option is to go to the arcade and win 500 tickets to get another rubber elephant. Can he get the elephant before the others find out?

star 9.00
12 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig Lewis
Phone Home

#3 - Phone Home

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 1, 2004

Bloo is jealous of Wilt getting special attention for the number of abandoned imaginary friends he brings to Foster's, so he tries to rescue imaginary friends just like Wilt does. When Bloo finds a man in a cell-phone suit and thinks he is a friend, he takes him to Foster's, thinking everyone will give him more praise than they give Wilt.

star 8.93
14 votes
Directors: Randy Myers
Writers: Chris Savino
Adoptcalypse Now

#4 - Adoptcalypse Now

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 15, 2004

It's Adopt-A-Thought Saturday, an event that focuses on getting good friends adopted on the weekends when children are out of school. But Mac and Bloo find out after their good friend Jokey gets adopted. While the event is usually a good thing for both imaginary friends and those seeking to adopt them, Bloo doesn't want his friends to be adopted, so he works with Mac to try to find a way to put an end to the event. From atracting friends in the house with scented cupcakes to dropping plastic spiders, they try as many plans as they can. Will they be successful in prevent the adoption of their friends, or are their best efforts in vain?

star 8.67
12 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig Lewis
Imposter's Home for Um... Make 'Em Up Pals

#5 - Imposter's Home for Um... Make 'Em Up Pals

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 16, 2005

Goofball John McGee comes to Foster's, who is a total pain. Frankie thinks he's a teenage kid passing himself off as a imaginary friend, who always needs help on homework, needs to wash his jerseys, and eats all the food that Frankie bought from the store, but everyone else believes otherwise. So now, Frankie is out to prove him as a fraud. But is he really the fraud Frankie thinks he is?

star 8.47
38 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig Lewis
World Wide Wabbit

#6 - World Wide Wabbit

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 17, 2004

Mac and Bloo are using Frankie's digital camera to make video interviews for the new Foster's website, when they stumble upon Mr. Herriman indulging Madame Foster's whims and doing a little dance for her. Much to Mac's chagrin, not only do Bloo and Frankie show the embarrassing footage to almost everyone in the house, but Bloo uploads the film to the Internet. It won't be long before Mr. Herriman discovers he's become the latest Internet fad, and you can bet he won't be happy!

star 8.47
19 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Lauren Faust
The Trouble with Scribbles

#7 - The Trouble with Scribbles

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 27, 2004

Bloo finds out about a door in the home that everyone is forbidden to open. As he asks around about the door, no one tells him what is inside of it. However, in the middle of the night, Bloo manages to sneak to the door and open it, but will he like what he has found or will his deeds cause untold trouble?

star 8.39
23 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig Lewis
Goodbye to Bloo

#8 - Goodbye to Bloo

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired May 3, 2009

The series finale. When Herriman tells Bloo that Mac is moving, Bloo decides to give him the best day ever, though things do not go as he plans. All day, Mac does things with everyone but Bloo, making him angrier after every disappointment. However to everyone's surprise/relief (and Mr. Herriman realizes he forgot to mention this), it turns out Mac is moving to an apartment (the one next door) that was held by Louise's family, and with Cheese unable to follow her because her new home doesn't allow imaginary friends, he moves into Foster's. This was Craig McCracken's final project before he quit his job at Cartoon Network.

star 8.36
11 votes
Busted

#9 - Busted

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 3, 2004

Mr. Herriman isn't happy about Bloo being able to stay at the home indefinitely, and is getting on the little guy's case about the rules of the house. Unfortunately, when Bloo learns that Mr. Herriman will have him ejected from the home if he doesn't toe the line, Bloo gets so stressed out that he accidentally breaks a statue of Madame Foster! Bloo and his buddies will have to fix the "busted bust" before Mr. Herriman finds out and has Bloo thrown out on the street.

star 8.27
22 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
Cookie Dough

#10 - Cookie Dough

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 11, 2005

When Foster's needs a new roof, Bloo bakes up a plan to sell Madame Foster's amazing cookies after his first attempt at selling lemonaid int he middle of winter failed. When they finally get enough money to buy a new roof, Bloo gets a "little" carried away and wants to become rich and make all the imaginary friends his servants! Will Bloo's business plan work, or will his treatment of the friends make his sweet success turn sour?

star 8.26
23 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Adam Pava
Everyone Knows It's Bendy

#11 - Everyone Knows It's Bendy

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 4, 2005

A new imaginary friend has come to Foster's, but he keeps misbehaving all around the house. All other imaginary friends are taking the blame. That is, until Bloo comes up with his master plan!

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig Lewis, Lauren Faust
Nightmare On Wilson Way

#12 - Nightmare On Wilson Way

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 12, 2007

Blooregard plans to play the ultimate trick on Halloween after tying down Mac onto a bed preventing another sugar rush, but when things go awry, most of the main characters of the residence turn into zombies.

star 8.23
13 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Darrick Bachman
Bloo's Brothers

#13 - Bloo's Brothers

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 4, 2005

Mac takes Bloo to school for show and tell. The kids love Bloo so much, that they imagine Bloos themselves. Tons of Bloos are created, and Bloo dubs them his brothers and himself leader, but will Bloo take it too far?

star 8.21
14 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Lauren Faust, Adam Pava
Dinner Is Swerved

#14 - Dinner Is Swerved

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 10, 2004

When Mac visits Foster's, Bloo wants to show him something up on the roof, though when it's time for them to go back downstairs, they find themselves lost and unable to get downstairs. With Bloo becoming unstable due to hunger and Mac potentially getting in more and more trouble with each passing minute, will they manage to find their way back down before it's too late?

star 8.20
15 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
Partying Is Such Sweet Soiree

#15 - Partying Is Such Sweet Soiree

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 21, 2005

Frankie and Madame Foster are leaving for a while, so Mr. Herriman is placed in charge of the house. However, Madame Foster inadvertently gives Bloo the idea to throw a wild party, and he plans to do so without Mr. Herriman's consent. While they manage to come up with a method to distract Mr. Herriman, there is still one person that could stop the party, and that's Mac, though Bloo knows that with a little bit of sugar, Mac can be placed under control, or so he thinks.

star 8.20
20 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig Lewis
Bad Dare Day

#16 - Bad Dare Day

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired May 3, 2009

A little dare between Mac and Bloo turns into a huge daring competition between the house members once Madame Foster gets involved.

star 8.14
7 votes
Store Wars

#17 - Store Wars

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 20, 2004

It's Madame Foster's birthday and Frankie has forgotten the one thing necessary for any party, the streamers! As Mr. Herriman orders her to go get some, Bloo, Eduardo, Mac, Wilt, and Coco tag along as well. They have five minutes left until they can leave, so they stop a one store and Frankie falls asleep in a vibrating chair and when she wakes up, everyone left to different places. Will Frankie be able to get to the party in time?

star 8.09
35 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Lauren Faust
Eddie Monster

#18 - Eddie Monster

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 22, 2005

Eduardo runs away from the home to prove that he's not a coward. Meanwhile, Terrence is looking for an imaginary friend to compete in the Extreme-O-Saur Battle, and he comes across Eduardo. Terrence uses him to fight against huge imaginary friends at the dumpster. Mac, Bloo, Wilt, and Coco must search for Eduardo.

star 8.06
17 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig Lewis
Infernal Slumber

#19 - Infernal Slumber

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 17, 2006

Bloo and the gang arrive at Mac's house for slumber party that Mac didn't plan to have on a school night. But because they are all so loud, Mac's Mom could wake up and get them all into trouble. Will the slumber party be a success or a failure?

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Tim McKeon
Bloooo

#20 - Bloooo

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 22, 2004

Bloo and Mac enjoy playing with each other in the mud while raining, but sometimes there can be consequences. As Mac and Bloo get sick, causing Bloo to turn white and Frankie to take Mac home, Bloo misses out on the scary movie the friends planned to watch that night. However, the movie scares the friends enough that they believe that the ghost is real, and they mistake Bloo to be the ghost. Will they be able to figure out it's him before they end up hurting Bloo or themselves in the process?

star 8.00
5 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig Lewis
House of Bloo's (1)

#21 - House of Bloo's (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 13, 2004

When Mac, a shy 8-year-old boy, is forced to give up his imaginary friend, Bloo, he finds the perfect place for him: Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. There, they meet many of the home's residents, like Eduardo, Wilt and Coco; as well as the home's staff. Their problems appear to be solved until it is revealed that Foster's is an foster home and adoption center, and, if Mac isn't there at the time someone tries, another person could adopt Bloo. To make matters worse, a sinister plot by the evil imaginary friend Duchess, uses Mac's 13-year-old bully brother, Terrence, and puts Bloo in peril. Now Mac and his new friends from Foster's must work together to save Mac's best buddy Bloo.

star 7.95
81 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig McCracken
House of Bloo's (2)

#22 - House of Bloo's (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 13, 2004

When Mac, a shy 8-year-old boy, is forced to give up his imaginary friend, Bloo, he finds the perfect place for him: Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. There, they meet many of the home's residents, like Eduardo, Wilt and Coco; as well as the home's staff. Their problems appear to be solved until it is revealed that Foster's is an foster home and adoption center, and, if Mac isn't there at the time someone tries, another person could adopt Bloo. To make matters worse, a sinister plot by the evil imaginary friend Duchess, uses Mac's 13-year-old bully brother, Terrence, and puts Bloo in peril. Now Mac and his new friends from Foster's must work together to save Mac's best buddy Bloo.

star 7.94
31 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Craig McCracken
Mac Daddy

#23 - Mac Daddy

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 6, 2005

One morning, Mac wakes up to find that he's unintentionally created another imaginary friend named Cheese. Madame Foster allows the same rules as there are for Bloo, but Bloo does not approve of his new brother. After many attempts to get rid of him, Cheese disappears on his own. Bloo realizes that Foster's could be a very dangerous place for one so stupid as Cheese. Can he find him before something happens or Mac notices Cheese is missing?

star 7.86
14 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Lauren Faust
The Big Cheese

#24 - The Big Cheese

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 7, 2006

Foster's is being put on TV, and Frankie wants everything perfect. Meanwhile, Cheese keeps appearing at Foster's, even after being told numerous times that he doesn't live there. So, in an attempt to keep him out, Mr. Herriman installs a security system. Unfortunetly, due to misreading the directions, nobody knows the password except for Cheese, who saw Herriman input the code. But everything the gang tries to get the password out of Cheese fails, and the news crew is only around the corner. Can the gang succeed and get the password out of Cheese?

star 7.78
9 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Lauren Faust
Seeing Red

#25 - Seeing Red

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 1, 2004

Seeing Red: Terrence has an idea to make up a friend named Red to beat Bloo and Mac up with, though the friend he creates doesn't seem to be capable of comprehending the task it was given. Will Red serve Terrence as he was created for, or will it choose it's own path and disregard what Terrence ordered him to do?

star 7.75
16 votes
Directors: Craig McCracken
Writers: Chuck Klein, Chris Savino