The BEST Episodes of The Little Mermaid

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Network: CBS

The Little Mermaid is probably one of Disney's greatest shows. In 1989 The Little Mermaid movie came out, and it was selling great on the 1st week. Then in 1992 disney decided to make a series out of The Little Mermaid. They wanted to show fans what life was like for Ariel before the movie. The show was a big sucess and had 3 seasons. Finally by the year 2000 disney gave The Little Mermaid a sequel called The Little Mermaid 2: Return To The Sea. The movie finale revolved around Ariel's daughter who can't go into the sea because of the threat that Ursula's sister Morgana posesses. In the end peace was finally restored to Ariel's family, and now she and her daughter can live out their lives on the land and sea. Characters Ariel is King Triton's 7th and youngest daughter. She dreams of being part of the human world and collects things from the land. She has adventures with her friends Urchin, Sebastian, Flounder, and Gabriella.

A Little Evil

#1 - A Little Evil

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 1994

The Evil Manta has an evil son who wants to follow in his father's evil footsteps, but he shows signs of good. Ariel finds him, and tries to bring that good out of him.

star 7.69
16 votes
The Beast Within

#2 - The Beast Within

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 1994

On one of Ariel's adventures makes Flounder turn into a howling hairfish. They go to a magical fish and she tells them that the cure its to be srowded in silver. There's no such thing as silver under the sea, so Ariel uses silverfish instead.

star 7.61
41 votes

#3 - Urchin

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 26, 1992

A poor merboy named Urchin tries to make friends in Atlantica, but when he meets the wrong friends( The Lobster Mobster Squad) it takes a good friend like Ariel to set him right.

star 7.39
18 votes
Marriage of Inconvenience

#4 - Marriage of Inconvenience

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 24, 1992

King Triton thinks that Ariel and Prince Thor would make a perfect couple, but not Urchin so he plays tricks on Thor to make him change his mind about Ariel. The prince gets exasperated and tells his kingdom to have war with Atlantica. Urchin stops it, and Triton explains that he wanted Ariel and Prince Thor to be a couple in the olympic sea games.

star 7.36
14 votes
Ariel's Treasures

#5 - Ariel's Treasures

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 1994

Ariel treasures her items from the humans of above. She shows her items to Gabriella and she loves them too, but someone else saw Ariel's treasures to. Ursula, and now she's using her evil spells to take control over Ariel's treasure's so they can destroy Atlantica.

star 7.36
14 votes
Island of Fear

#6 - Island of Fear

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 1994

Once again Sebastian gets kidnapped, but this time a mad scientist kidnappes Sebastian for his crab experiments. Can

star 7.33
18 votes
Resigned to It

#7 - Resigned to It

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1993

After overhearing King Triton talk about him Sebastian thinks that he got fired as the King's trusted advisor. He searches for a new job but gets rehired in the end.

star 7.29
24 votes
The Evil Manta

#8 - The Evil Manta

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 31, 1992

The city of Atlantica is a wonderful place to live in, but when Ariel releases an evil manta from imprisonment he spreads the path of prejudice for the creatures of Atlantica. Everybody separates from each, but Ariel and Flounder stay together and work things out in Atlantica.

star 7.25
16 votes

#9 - Red

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 14, 1992

After Ariel's party King Triton feels that he's too old, so his glowing glowfish gets Triton a magical age stone that turns Triton into a little boy called Red. Later on Ariel and Sebastian find out and they trace the jewel to a magic sorcess who only old King Triton can beat.

star 7.25
16 votes
The Great Sebastian

#10 - The Great Sebastian

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 12, 1992

Sebastian thinks that he's the best crab under the sea, but when King Triton wants him to deliver a document to Sharkania he shows his fear.

star 7.14
36 votes
Whale of a Tale

#11 - Whale of a Tale

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 1992

Ariel finds an abanded baby whale, and decides to take care of it and be it's Mother. She names him Spot, but when Spot causes mass destruction around the kingdom Ariel decides to teach it how to survive in the wild.

star 7.10
101 votes
Eel-Ectric City

#12 - Eel-Ectric City

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 5, 1992

Ariel's friend Pearl comes to town, and takes Ariel to Eeel-Ectric city. Triton ofcourse dosen't want her to go. so Pearl lie's and says they're going to have a slumber party. They go to the place anyway but when a terrible storm comes Triton finds out the truth.

star 7.00
13 votes

#13 - Heroes

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1994

King Triton, and the other residents from Atlantica are very happy to know that their hero Apollo is returning to Atlantica. Ariel and Flounder ask Triton who he is, and Triton explains. 20 years ago Atlantica was in a battle between the Octipins who contained a triton that was more magically than King Triton's triton. Apollo, in the vines snuck up on them and broke it. After the story Apollo appears. He and Ariel go on an adventure, but Ariel and Flounder soon find out that his victory over the Atlanticans was an accident. Ursula revives the Octipins and gives them 8 magic tritons, and now Apollo becomes a hero for real.

star 7.00
15 votes
Tail of Two Crabs

#14 - Tail of Two Crabs

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 30, 1993

Sebastian's old perfect friend from his childhood comes to town. When Sebastian gets angry because he's so perfect, Sebastian becomes a pawn in Ursula's plan to take over the kingdom.

star 6.94
16 votes
Message in a Bottle

#15 - Message in a Bottle

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 10, 1992

A lonely dragon writes a message in a bottle. Ariel finds it and visits him, he decides to come to Ariel's house but King Triton won't allow it until he saves them from some evil sea creatures.

star 6.93
15 votes
Against the Tide

#16 - Against the Tide

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 1993

Ursula's evil spells haven't been working lately because of a bad luck creature. Ariel finds the creature and brings him home, but Ursula still wants to destroy the bad luck creature and whoever owns him.

star 6.88
42 votes
Land of the Dinosaurs

#17 - Land of the Dinosaurs

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 1994

Ariel suggests that her family takes a trip up to the frozen north, but something else lies beneth the ice. Dinosaurs, and Ariel thinks that they're adorable so she free's them with her father's triton, but they seem more harmful than adorable. Later on King Triton stops them and after that he uses his triton to destroy all the ice and discover the dinosaurs' home. Now the dinosaur's can roam the land freely thanks to Ariel's curiosity.

star 6.87
15 votes

#18 - Charmed

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 17, 1992

Ariel finds a beautiful human bracelet, and when she wears it she can't take it off. Knowing that her father hates human things she decides not to go home until she finds the key to take it off.

star 6.86
14 votes

#19 - Stormy

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 19, 1992

Ariel wants to ride a wild seahorse called Stormy but her father dosen't so she sneaks off and rides off with him in the wild.

star 6.85
33 votes

#20 - Beached

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 21, 1992

Ariel and her big sister Arista get into a big arguement, so they can't go to the carnival. Everything gets all out of hand but when some gators try to rob the kingdom Ariel and Arista learn the true value of sisterhood and teamwork.

star 6.80
15 votes
Save the Whale

#21 - Save the Whale

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 2, 1993

Spot the whale returns and before Ariel and the others can rejoice the circus people take him away to join the act with all the other abused animals.

star 6.79
14 votes
Trident True

#22 - Trident True

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 28, 1992

Ariel and her little sea friends get King Triton gifts for Father's day. She goes to a cave to get a glowing seashell and they get trapped in by an octupus so Urchin uses the triton to beat him but loses it in the process.

star 6.64
14 votes
Metal Fish

#23 - Metal Fish

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 6, 1993

Ariel wants to learn more about humans, so she goes to a humanalogist who makes her day when he tells her that a human is coming under the sea in a metal submarine shaped like a fish.

star 6.58
12 votes

#24 - Scuttle

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1994

After Sebastian gets kidnapped by some pirates Ariel has to relie on her new bird friend to help her rescue him, but a question of trust is at matter as they start to share a common bond with their new friend Scuttle.

star 6.53
17 votes
Calliope Dreams

#25 - Calliope Dreams

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 1993

King Triton wants Ariel to learn how to play the calliope, but Ariel wants to learn how to play the harp. She tries to learn the calliope and her bad playing wakes up an old ancient evil sea monster.

star 6.44
18 votes