The BEST Episodes of Napoleon Dynamite

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2020

Network: FOX

Fans of the hit movie of the same name will be glad to see Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) and his weird family and friends are back, this time in a weekly animated series. Napoleon is a 16-year-old who believes he is destined for greatness, although most people around him can't see why. He lives with his unemployed 32-year-old brother at his grandmother's house in rural Idaho. His friends, Pedro and Deb, are the faithful type, who see past Napoleon's strangeness and stand by his side through it all.

Scantronica Love

#1 - Scantronica Love

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2012

Napoleon's teacher uses "love data" from her students to match them up.

star 8.07
231 votes
Directors: Raymie Muzquiz
Writers: Julie Thacker

#2 - FFA

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 4, 2012

The Future Farmers of America’s state competition is coming up. But when Napoleon’s partner drops out, he begs Pedro to be his teammate. Pedro reluctantly agrees and they set out to beat Napoleon’s FFA rival, Filson, for a second year in a row. While at the event, Napoleon loses focus when the FFA Queen puts the moves on him. In the end, Pedro comes to the rescue.

star 7.76
163 votes
Writers: Mike Scully
Pedro vs. Deb

#3 - Pedro vs. Deb

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 12, 2012

When sales for the school paper plummet and the school threatens to shut it down, Deb comes to the rescue with the promise of a great story that will save The Preston Bugle. She decides to do an interview with Pedro, the school president, and is thrilled when he grants her unlimited access. But Deb’s article puts in him hot water with the townspeople, and even Napoleon’s sweet dance moves can’t save the day.

star 7.59
138 votes
Directors: Edmund Fong
Writers: Dan Vebber
Bed Races

#4 - Bed Races

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 19, 2012

Uncle Rico and Napoleon team up to participate in the annual Preston, ID, bed races and prevent Grandma, a six-time champion, from winning again this year. During the race Uncle Rico persuades Napoleon to cheat in order to beat her and restore him to his former glory after losing the big high school football game years earlier. Following their win, Uncle Rico rejoices in his new found fame, Grandma is depressed and Napoleon is left with the dilemma of whether to tell Grandma the truth or let his uncle enjoy his new standing in the community

star 7.43
108 votes
Directors: Frank Marino
Writers: Max Pross, Tom Gammill

#5 - Ligertown

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 29, 2012

Napoleon’s life-long belief in the awesomeness and magic of ligers is shattered when he gets a job at a liger farm and learns that they may not be the magnificent beasts he has always imagined. Luckily, the sweetness of Deb helps to restore his faith

star 7.17
253 votes
Directors: Crystal Chesney
Writers: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess

#6 - Thundercone

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2012

Napoleon discovers he is impervious to pain after he tests out his own FDA-unapproved acne cream.

star 7.14
331 votes
Writers: Hubbel Palmer, Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess