The Best Episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

A Canterlot Wedding (2)

#1 - A Canterlot Wedding (2) 8.47

Season 2 - Episode 26

Shining Armor and Princess Cadance are set to be married, but Twilight Sparkle has just discovered a dark secret about the bride-to-be.

Read It and Weep

#2 - Read It and Weep 8.45

Season 2 - Episode 16

After mocking it as an 'egghead' pursuit, Rainbow Dash discovers the joys of reading while laid up in Ponyville Hospital. Can she finish her book before her friends discover her secret?

Directors: James Wootton
Luna Eclipsed

#3 - Luna Eclipsed 8.40

Season 2 - Episode 4

It's Nightmare Night and the macabre celebrations are in full swing when Luna herself shows up in Ponyville, determined to change her frightening public image.

Directors: James Wootton
Hurricane Fluttershy

#4 - Hurricane Fluttershy 8.37

Season 2 - Episode 22

Fluttershy struggles to overcome her fear of public humiliation so she can help Rainbow Dash and the other pegasi create a tornado powerful enough to lift the water required for rainy season in the cloud-producing city of Cloudsdale.

Directors: James Wootton
A Canterlot Wedding (1)

#5 - A Canterlot Wedding (1) 8.35

Season 2 - Episode 25

Twilight Sparkle is upset that her older brother, Shining Armor, didn't tell her that he's getting married. Twilight is relieved to learn that he is marrying Princess Cadance, but becomes suspicious when Cadance doesn't remember her.

Directors: James Wootton
The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000

#6 - The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 8.33

Season 2 - Episode 15

The Flim Flam brothers challenge the Apples to a Cider Making Contest and the winner of the showdown gets to take Sweet Apple Acres, so with the farm in peril, the Apple ponies must come together and muster all their cider making skills.

Directors: James Wootton
A Bird in the Hoof

#7 - A Bird in the Hoof 8.31

Season 1 - Episode 22

During a visit from Princess Celestia, Fluttershy sees the Equestrian royal's seemingly sick bird named Philomena. Without the princess noticing, the pegasus takes the poor creature home and tries to take care of it, only to find that this job is much more difficult than with her other animals. The situation takes a turn for the worse when Twilight gets involved and Celestia and her guards notice the pet missing.

Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Twilight's Kingdom (2)

#8 - Twilight's Kingdom (2) 8.31

Season 4 - Episode 26

The other princesses transfer all of their magical power to Twilight in hopes of saving Equestria.

Sweet and Elite

#9 - Sweet and Elite 8.27

Season 2 - Episode 9

Twilight arranges for Rarity to stay with the princess during a visit to Canterlot, but after Rarity gets to hobnob with Canterlot's social elite, she must choose between important social connections and spending time with her friends.

Directors: James Wootton
Wonderbolts Academy

#10 - Wonderbolts Academy 8.25

Season 3 - Episode 7

Rainbow Dash receives an invitation to attend the Wonderbolts Academy, but after struggling to keep up with the fast and reckless Lightning Dust, Rainbow questions whether she is Wonderbolt material.

Directors: James Wootton, Jayson Thiessen
Magical Mystery Cure

#11 - Magical Mystery Cure 8.25

Season 3 - Episode 13

Twilight Sparkle accidentally casts a spell that switches the Cutie Marks and destinies of all her friends, and the only way she can reverse the spell is by writing her own magic. Little does she know that by achieving this great accomplishment, she will fulfill her destiny and emerge a princess.

Party of One

#12 - Party of One 8.22

Season 1 - Episode 25

After a successful party celebrating the first birthday of Gummy, her pet alligator, Pinkie Pie invites her friends for an "After Birthday" party the next day. However, they claim to have other errands to run, declining the invitations. She finds out these so-called "errands" are just an excuse to avoid the party. Have they grown tired of the pink pony's frequent celebrations, or is there something bigger involved?

Directors: Jayson Thiessen
The Return of Harmony (2)

#13 - The Return of Harmony (2) 8.21

Season 2 - Episode 2

Twilight's friends have been corrupted by Discord, and all of Equestria is about to fall into total chaos. Twilight remembers about the riddle of finding the stolen Elements of Harmony. However, even after obtaining them, can she and her friends defeat their most powerful foe yet with almost all hope lost?

Directors: James Wootton
The Cutie Mark Chronicles

#14 - The Cutie Mark Chronicles 8.20

Season 1 - Episode 23

Every pony with a cutie mark has a different story to tell about how he or she earned it. Taking a break from pursuing their hidden talents, the Cutie Mark Crusaders decide to ask Rainbow Dash and the others about their marks. They soon discover that one particular story has a surprising connection to the other five.

Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Hearts and Hooves Day

#15 - Hearts and Hooves Day 8.20

Season 2 - Episode 17

The Cutie Mark Crusaders create a strong love potion in the hopes of making Miss Cheerilee and Big Macintosh fall in love, but when they discover the serious side effects of their concoction, they quickly regret their actions.

Directors: James Wootton
The Return of Harmony (1)

#16 - The Return of Harmony (1) 8.17

Season 2 - Episode 1

A chaos-causing creature named Discord escapes from his stone prison. Twilight and her friends must stop him by using Elements of Harmony... if they can find where Discord has hidden them.

Directors: James Wootton
Too Many Pinkie Pies

#17 - Too Many Pinkie Pies 8.16

Season 3 - Episode 3

Overwhelmed with having to choose just one friend to spend time with, Pinkie Pie uses a magic pool to clone herself.

Directors: James Wootton, Jayson Thiessen
Slice of Life

#18 - Slice of Life 8.12

Season 5 - Episode 9

As Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Rarity battle a monster, the rest of Ponyville rushes to make it to a wedding on time.

Directors: Jayson Thiessen, Jim Miller
Filli Vanilli

#19 - Filli Vanilli 8.11

Season 4 - Episode 14

When a member of the singing group, the Ponytones, has to drop out of an important performance, Fluttershy takes drastic measures to ensure that the show goes on.

Magic Duel

#20 - Magic Duel 8.10

Season 3 - Episode 5

When Trixie returns to Ponyville, she defeats Twilight in a battle of sorcery and banishes her from town, and enslaves Ponyville.

Directors: James Wootton, Jayson Thiessen
The Best Night Ever

#21 - The Best Night Ever 8.10

Season 1 - Episode 26

After much anticipation, Canterlot's Grand Galloping Gala has finally begun. As Twilight and her friends take part in the festivities, only one question remains: Is it everything the ponies imagined it to be?

Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Pinkie Pride

#22 - Pinkie Pride 8.10

Season 4 - Episode 12

An elated Pinkie Pie is planning the biggest and best "birth-iversary" party ever for Rainbow Dash, but when another party planning pony named Cheese Sandwich rides into town, plans change. Soon, everypony is so excited about Cheese Sandwich's party that they forget about Pinkie Pie, but her pride won't let her go down without an official "goof off."

Directors: Jayson Thiessen
The Cutie Map (1)

#23 - The Cutie Map (1) 8.09

Season 5 - Episode 1

As Twilight Sparkle and her friends get used to her new castle, they find that when they each sit on their respective thrones, they activate a map that shows trouble across Equestria. Traveling to one point, they find a town where all the ponies have the same cutie mark, an equals sign. All of the ponies except Fluttershy suspect something is wrong with the town's creepy smiles and over-the-top joy, particularly after meeting their leader, Starlight Glimmer. Starlight shows that all the ponies living there have given up their cutie marks, leaving them stored in a nearby cave, as by being equal with no special talents, they all can achieve friendship better. Twilight and her friends secretly meet with other ponies who recognize that Starlight's vision for the town is not normal and ask for their help. When the six try to retrieve the cutie marks, they are lured into a trap and Starlight is able to take their marks.

Directors: Jayson Thiessen, Jim Miller
Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

#24 - Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep? 8.08

Season 5 - Episode 13

Princess Luna enlists the Mane 6 to search for and locate the Tantabus, a magical force that threatens to turn the dreams of every pony into nightmares.

Directors: Jim Miller
Crusaders of the Lost Mark

#25 - Crusaders of the Lost Mark 8.08

Season 5 - Episode 18

When Pip Squeak decides to run for class president, the Cutie Mark Crusaders rally around their friend, but find themselves helping their long-time nemesis, Diamond Tiara, in an unexpected way.