The BEST Episodes of The Emperor's New School

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 31, 2020

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"The Emperor's New School" is an animated comedy about a would-be emperor (selfish and spoiled teen Kuzco) who must graduate public school before he can claim the throne. His biggest obstacle is the evil Yzma and her dimwitted sidekick Kronk who are out to make sure Kuzco fails at reclaiming his throne. While pursuing his diploma, Kuzco has been banished from the royal palace and is forced to live with Pacha, his wife Chicha and their family. Kuzco relies on his supportive friend, and biggest crush, Malina, to help him navigate life as a student.

TV or not TV!

#1 - TV or not TV!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 4, 2007

Yzma is to be interviewed by Empress Magazine, and will also give a tour of the palace. However, she must somehow distract everyone. She "invents" the TV and has Kronk become a TV Superstar to have people become couch potatoes while she does the interview. Meanwhile, Kuzco gets jealous of Kronk getting all the attention.

star 10.00
1 votes
Working Girl

#2 - Working Girl

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 15, 2007

Kuzco and Malina head to Mudka's to eat. When Malina is displeased with Yata and the overall service, she gets a job and starts to improve their service. However, when her service makes Yata look bad, Mudka Junior, the owner, fires Yata. Now Malina, Kuzco, and Yata have to think of a way to get Yata's job back.

star 10.00
3 votes
Peasant for a Day

#3 - Peasant for a Day

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 21, 2006

When Kuzco creates Kuzco Allegiance Day, Mr. Moleguaco assigns a class project where one student is emperor for a day. So Malina is chosen to randomly draw who will the emperor. When Kronk is chosen as the emperor for a day, it teaches Kuzco that being a peasant is harder than it looks. But when Yzma finds out that Kronk is emperor, he has Kronk tell Kuzco and the rest of the students that they have to bow down to him. However, Kronk fires Yzma. So she helps Kuzco and Malina wear down Kronk with the one thing an emperor hates the most.

star 9.00
9 votes
Yzmopolis

#4 - Yzmopolis

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Nov 11, 2006

Kuzco starts to feel that everyone is annoyed by him and wishes that he wasn't there. He journeys to an ancient temple and wishes that he has never been born! After making the wish, the entire kingdom is now ruled by Yzma, under the title of "Yzmapolis" and no one remembers him. However, this was all a trick by Yzma who still has her memory of Kuzco. Will Kuzco regret this decision? Or will he sit back and let Yzma rule the kingdom?

star 9.00
2 votes
Graduation Groove

#5 - Graduation Groove

Season 2 - Episode 57 - Aired Nov 20, 2008

As Kuzco prepares to graduate, he must watch a Emperor orientation video. The video makes him question whether or not he can lead his people and if he really wants to become the Emperor again. Yzma, needing to make a last-ditch effort to prevent his graduation, decides to prey upon Kuzco's new insecurity. She gives him a potion that will turn him into a chicken forever. He decides to take it, and runs away and accidentally winds up in a Mudka's meat mug manufacturing plant. With Yzma becoming Empress inevitable, Kronk and Malina must find Kuzco and turn him back into a human so he can become Emperor.

star 9.00
1 votes
Too Many Malinas

#6 - Too Many Malinas

Season 2 - Episode 51 - Aired Sep 18, 2008

When Malina won't pay attention to him, Kuzco uses Yzma's new machine to separate all of her personalities. He then begins to date "Smoochy Malina". However, when she becomes to clingy he dumps her. This causes all of the Malinas to turn on him and now he and Kronk must find a way to turn them all back into one Malina.

star 9.00
2 votes
Everybody Loves Kuzco

#7 - Everybody Loves Kuzco

Season 2 - Episode 41 - Aired Jun 12, 2008

Yzma's latest destroy Kuzco scheme may be the best one yet. After realizing that Kuzco pays more attention to girls then school, she has Kronk trick him into taking a potion which makes girls, including Malina, attracted to him. The girls then begin chasing him everywhere, which is more then Kuzco can deal with.

star 9.00
2 votes
Kronkenitza

#8 - Kronkenitza

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Jan 28, 2008

Kuzco's class is assigned to research their family tree. When Kronk asks his father, he discovers that he is actually from Kronkenitza, which causes Kuzco and some other kids at school to make fun of him for being different. Even Yzma wants in on the fun, so Kronk decides to leave and go to Kronkenitza. However, his leaving may not be a good idea, as soon his friends begin to miss him when some terrible things begin to happen. Meanwhile, Yzma's latest destroy Kuzco scheme involves cloning herself to win a contest.

star 8.80
5 votes
Vincent Van Guaka

#9 - Vincent Van Guaka

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Jan 14, 2008

Kuzco invites Malina, Kronk, Yata, and Guaca over to play games, where they discover Guaca's "fear" of drawing. His father wants him to be an artist, so he entered him in the art competition to be held the next day. Kuzco hates seeing Guaca so depressed (since he keeps spilling his drinks), so he sneaks into Yzma's lab to find a painting potion. When it turns out that Yzma used the last one, Kuzco must make another one. When he goes to test it at the art fair, his pterodactyl drawing comes to life and takes Guaca's father for a ride! Now it is up to Guaca to save his dad.

star 8.67
6 votes
The Emperor's New Pet

#10 - The Emperor's New Pet

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 7, 2006

In Home Economics class, everyone is given a kitten to take care of for a week. Once again, Yzma tries to make him fail by turning the kitten into a jaguar.

star 8.63
8 votes
Directors: Howy Parkins
Writers: Mark Seidenberg
Air Kuzco

#11 - Air Kuzco

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Jan 28, 2008

Kuzco is sick of Kronk getting all the attention, so he decides to join the Inca Ball team. However, his personality clashes with his teammates as Kuzco thinks he can win the game all by himself. This causes him to become a ball hog, so the Kuzco Academy team begins to lose every game. When the final, most important game of the season comes around, the entire team quits, and leaves Kuzco to play by himself.

star 8.57
7 votes
Fortune Cookie Day

#12 - Fortune Cookie Day

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired May 5, 2006

After being introduced to fortune cookies, Kuzco starts to believe them and begins to follow everything they say. Yzma tries to trick Kuzco into turning over the kingdom to her by placing fake fortunes into fortune cookies; one of which that states that if he doesn't turn over the kingdom by 5:00 PM he will turn into a hairless sloth.

star 8.50
10 votes
Directors: Dave Knott
Writers: Kevin Seccia, Glen Eichler
Come Fly With Me

#13 - Come Fly With Me

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Feb 4, 2008

It is Malina's birthday, and she is having a extravagant ceremony called a Bloom Ball to celebrate. Kronk is going to give her a time travel watch, while Kuzco is going to give her pictures of him. Kronk warns Kuzco to not take over and make the party all about him, but that proves useless as he ends up ruining the party. In order to make things right, Kuzco decides to use Kronk's time-travel watch to go back in time and make things right. Meanwhile, Yzma has put a fly potion in the punch so Kuzco will transform into a fly and she can squash him.

star 8.50
4 votes
Yzma Be Gone

#14 - Yzma Be Gone

Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired Mar 24, 2008

Following Yzma's latest fail to destroy Kuzco scheme, Kronk convinces Kuzco to finally stand up to Yzma and get rid of her. Kuzco and Guaca team up to remove everything from her lab, which results in a potion battle between Kuzco and Yzma. Meanwhile, Yzma has promised to take Kronk to Pajama Llama on Ice if he tells her who gave Kuzco the idea to destroy her, which results in Kronk trying to figure out what to do.

star 8.50
4 votes
Room For Improvement

#15 - Room For Improvement

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 23, 2007

Kuzco misses all of the room at the palace and is sick of sharing a room with Chaca and Tipo, so he puts them up for sale outside. Kronk comes by and offers to clean the house for them. However, this is a plan by Yzma. She wants Kronk to to find Kuzco's Emperor permit so that she can change it to make her Empress.

star 8.50
4 votes
The Big Fight

#16 - The Big Fight

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 3, 2006

Kuzco teases a student named Kavo thinking he is just joking around. Kavo, who gets mad about it, decides to beat Kuzco up. Kuzco then hides all over the school and even turns himself into a cat to avoid Kavo.

star 8.43
7 votes
Directors: Howy Parkins
Writers: Mark Seidenberg, Scott Peterson
Prisoner of Kuzcoban

#17 - Prisoner of Kuzcoban

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 30, 2007

A guy from Kuzco's past comes to get revenge on Kuzco for falsely imprisoning him for breaking Kuzco's statue seven years ago.

star 8.40
5 votes
No Man Is an Island

#18 - No Man Is an Island

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Jan 14, 2008

Yzma's latest scheme to get rid of Kuzco is a little more simplistic then usual. She decides to just put him in a box and ship him away. When Kronk sets a trap for Kuzco, he also ends up capturing Malina, and shipping them to a deserted island. While Yzma decides to begin her palace remodeling, Kronk heads to the island to save Malina, and maybe Kuzco. In order to stop Kronk from rescuing Kuzco, Yzma heads to the island. Meanwhile, Malina ends up becoming an idol for the monkeys, who do anything she wants. Kuzco then gets them to worship him, but the two end up being sacrifices to their real idol, a giant monkey.

star 8.33
6 votes
Card Wars

#19 - Card Wars

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 5, 2007

When a new card game becomes the latest craze, Kuzco rushes to get his own set of cards. He then tries to rip off Kronk to get a powerful card, but it turns out that it was he who was ripped off. Now Kuzco will do anything to get the card back. Yzma decides to try and use the card to trade the rights to the throne. Meanwhile, Malina and Yata, who believe they are being mature by not being caught up in the latest fads, start buying all the coolest accessories.

star 8.33
6 votes
Aw, Nuts!

#20 - Aw, Nuts!

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 22, 2007

It is time for the annual Nut Festival and Kuzco wants no part of it, so he heads to the river. When Bucky bothers him, he throws a nut which ends up breaking a dam and washing away the festival. He blames it on the squirrels, so the villagers decide to gather up all the squirrels and ship them out of town. Yzma takes advantage of this and uses a pie to turn Kuzco (and accidentally Kronk) into a squirrel.

star 8.17
6 votes
The Mystery of Micchu Pachu

#21 - The Mystery of Micchu Pachu

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 12, 2006

Kuzco and his class visit the ruins of Micchu Pachu, which is actually an amusement park. Kuzco is scared but doesn't show, he wants to go home but if he does he will fail. However, an anteater skeleton appears and goes after everyone.

star 8.14
7 votes
Father O Mine

#22 - Father O Mine

Season 2 - Episode 40 - Aired Jun 12, 2008

A man arrives in town that claims to be Kuzco's father. Kuzco, who does not remember his father, immediately thinks he is telling the truth and the two becomes inseparable. However, everyone else is suspicious of the man, and it turns out that he might not be who he says he is.

star 8.03
30 votes
Kronk Moves In

#23 - Kronk Moves In

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jul 15, 2006

After getting fired for obvious reasons, Kronk moves in with Kuzco and Pacha. The entire family then warms themselves up to Kronk, much to Kuzco's jealous chagrin.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Bride of Kuzco

#24 - The Bride of Kuzco

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Aug 12, 2006

After many attempts, Kuzco finally gets a real date with Malina. Then, after years of searching the Royal Matchmaker returns with a princess for Kuzco to marry. When Kuzco finds out that he can be emperor again if he marries her he agrees to marry her and blows off Malina, who doesn't take it well. After the princess rearranges the thrown room and forces Kuzco to take all these lessons, he decides he doesn't want to marry her. He then strikes up with a deal with Yzma, she’ll turn the princess into a frog, and then she gets to be empress for a day (to impress her visiting mom). However, Yzma has tricked Kuzco and she ends up empress for life. Then the princess turns back to a human negating the deal, however, Kuzco still has the ultimate decision, marry the princess, or go back to living with Pacha and go to school.

star 8.00
2 votes
Cool Summer

#25 - Cool Summer

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 30, 2007

Kuzco and Pacha's family goes on vacation to the beach. When Kuzco thinks they are taking away his coolness, he starts hanging out with a girl named Yasmine, who just happens to be a young Yzma in disguise.

star 8.00
4 votes