The Best Episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

Last Updated: May 17, 2019

"Get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends!" That's what Princess Celestia tells Twilight Sparkle. She may be the smartest unicorn in Equestria, but Twilight Sparkle gets an "incomplete" in friendship. There's more to life than learning magic, after all -- so she goes to Ponyville on a mission to make friends. There she meets five special ponies who take her on exciting adventures and teach her the most powerful magic of all ... the magic of friendship!

Horse Play

#1 - Horse Play

Season 8 - Episode 7

Twilight Sparkle casts Princess Celestia in her play, only to discover Celestia's talents lie elsewhere.

star 10.00
1 votes
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A Canterlot Wedding (2)

#2 - A Canterlot Wedding (2)

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.

star 8.41
142 votes
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Appleoosa's Most Wanted

#3 - Appleoosa's Most Wanted

Season 5 - Episode 6

Infamous outlaw Troubleshoes Clyde returns to terrorize the Appleoosa rodeo and the Cutie Mark Crusaders set out to bring him to justice, hoping it is the key to finally getting their cutie marks

star 8.23
4 votes
Writers: Dave Polsky
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Read It and Weep

#4 - Read It and Weep

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?

star 8.22
125 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Cindy Morrow
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A Canterlot Wedding (1)

#5 - A Canterlot Wedding (1)

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. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #10: "B.B.B.F.F" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #11: "B.B.B.F.F - Reprise Version" Songs in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Episode 26: A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #12: "This Day Aria" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #13: "This Day Aria - Reprise Version" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #14: "Love is in Bloom" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 2: Adventures in Canterlot, Song #14: "Love is in Bloom - Extended Version" - (Exclusive Song in My Little Pony: Frendship is Magic - Season 2 - DVD Box Set | Released By Shout! Factory)

star 8.18
11 votes
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Fluttershy Leans In

#6 - Fluttershy Leans In

Season 7 - Episode 5

Fluttershy is determined to make her career dreams come true with the help of some very special ponies. But when her true vision is not being executed properly, she must find a way to stand up and fight for her ideas.

star 8.17
127 votes
Writers: Gillian M. Berrow - (G.M. Berrow)
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A Hearth's Warming Tail

#7 - A Hearth's Warming Tail

Season 6 - Episode 8

Starlight Glimmer has a case of the holiday blues, so Twilight tries to help cure her by reading one of her favorite Hearth Warming's Eve stories, A Hearth's Warming Tale.

star 8.15
179 votes
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Shadow Play (2)

#8 - Shadow Play (2)

Season 7 - Episode 26

With Starswirl and the other Pillars of Old Equestria back from limbo (where they’ve been trapped for a thousand years), Twilight and her friends must work together to defeat the Pony of Shadows.

star 8.15
73 votes
Writers: Josh Haber & Nicole Dubuc
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Luna Eclipsed

#9 - Luna Eclipsed

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.

star 8.12
167 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: M.A. Larson
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A Health of Information

#10 - A Health of Information

Season 7 - Episode 20

While helping Fluttershy gather supplies, Zecora comes down with a terrible disease called Swamp Fever; even though a cure has not been discovered, Fluttershy makes it her mission to heal Zecora no matter what it takes.

star 8.11
62 votes
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Twilight's Kingdom (2)

#11 - Twilight's Kingdom (2)

Season 4 - Episode 26

The other princesses transfer all of their magical power to Twilight in hopes of saving Equestria. Song: "Let the Rainbow Remind You"

star 8.11
120 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Maud Pie

#12 - Maud Pie

Season 4 - Episode 18

When Pinkie Pie's sister comes to town, the girls find her much different than Pinkie described.

star 8.10
107 votes
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Magical Mystery Cure

#13 - Magical Mystery Cure

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 as a Alicorn Princess. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #6: "Morning in Ponyville" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #7: "What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #8: "I Have To Find A Way" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #9: "A True, True Friend" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #10: "Celestia's Ballad" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #11: "Princess Twilight Cometh" My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season 3: Secrets of The Crystal Empire, Song #12: "Life in Equestria"

star 8.08
182 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: M.A. Larson
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Sonic Rainboom

#14 - Sonic Rainboom

Season 1 - Episode 16

Rainbow Dash is preparing herself for an upcoming contest, with a day with the famous Wonderbolts as the grand prize, and is sure that an old move she claimed to have pulled off long ago will guarantee her a win. However, she becomes increasingly nervous that she won't succeed. Rarity, who has gained beautiful wings by Twilight's magic to join in cheering her on, is recommended to enter the same event. Can Dash gather the confidence to win, or will she be overshadowed by her friend's elegance?

star 8.07
167 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: M. A. Larson
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Sweet and Elite

#15 - Sweet and Elite

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. My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic - Season 2, Song #2: "Becoming Popular"

star 8.07
133 votes
Directors: James Wootton
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Crusaders of the Lost Mark

#16 - Crusaders of the Lost Mark

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.

star 8.05
143 votes
Directors: Denny Lu
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
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Filli Vanilli

#17 - Filli Vanilli

Season 4 - Episode 14

When Big Macintosh 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. Song: "Music in the Treetops" Song: "Find the Music in You" Song: "Find the Music in You" - (Reprise Version) Song: "Music in the Treetops" - (Reprise Version)

star 8.04
108 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Amy Keating Rogers
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Slice of Life

#18 - Slice of Life

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.

star 8.03
142 votes
Writers: M.A. Larson
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Wonderbolts Academy

#19 - Wonderbolts Academy

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.

star 8.03
154 votes
Writers: Merriwether Williams
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To Where and Back Again (2)

#20 - To Where and Back Again (2)

Season 6 - Episode 26

Starlight Glimmer leads an unlikely squad of rescuers against one of the ponies' oldest and greatest foes in order to save her friends and Equestria.

star 8.03
122 votes
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Party of One

#21 - Party of One

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?

star 8.03
137 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Meghan McCarthy
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Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

#22 - Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?

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.

star 8.02
153 votes
Directors: Jim Miller
Writers: Scott Sonneborn
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Rarity Takes Manehattan

#23 - Rarity Takes Manehattan

Season 4 - Episode 8

Rarity is thrilled to be heading to Manehattan for an important fashion show and brings all of her friends along for a high-class adventure in the city she loves. But when another designer ruins Rarity’s chances at winning the competition, she turns to the rest of the Mane Six for help, not realizing that her anger and ambition are damaging her friendships

star 8.00
3 votes
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Trade Ya!

#24 - Trade Ya!

Season 4 - Episode 22

When the trip to the Rainbow Falls Traders Exchange doesn't go as planned, the girls learn just how valuable their friendship really is.

star 8.00
4 votes
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A Bird in the Hoof

#25 - A Bird in the Hoof

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.

star 7.99
152 votes
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Writers: Charlotte Fullerton
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