The BEST episodes of Napoleon Dynamite

Every episode of Napoleon Dynamite ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Napoleon Dynamite!

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.

Last Updated: 7/16/2023Network: FOXStatus: Ended
Scantronica Love
225 votes

#1 - Scantronica Love

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/2012

Napoleon's teacher uses "love data" from students to match them up; and Uncle Rico helps Kip with a new business venture.

Directors: Raymie Muzquiz
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157 votes

#2 - FFA

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/4/2012

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.

Directors: Stephen Sandoval
Writer: Mike Scully
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Pedro vs. Deb
132 votes

#3 - Pedro vs. Deb

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/12/2012

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.

Directors: Edmund Fong
Writer: Dan Vebber
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Bed Races
103 votes

#4 - Bed Races

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/19/2012

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

Directors: Frank Marino
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247 votes

#5 - Ligertown

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/29/2012

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

Directors: Crystal Chesney
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323 votes

#6 - Thundercone

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/15/2012

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

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