The BEST Episodes of Total Drama
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2019
Total Drama is a Canadian animated comedy television series which is a homage and parody to the conventions commonly found in reality television. The show and its sequel seasons are collectively referred to as the Total Drama series.
#1 - I Triple Dog Dare You
Season 1 - Episode 25
The remaining three campers participate in a series of dares that were made up by the ones that have been voted off so far. Another camper leaves the island.
#2 - The Very Last Episode, Really!
Season 1 - Episode 27
The final two contestants participate in one last challenge for the grand prize.
#3 - Walk Like An Egyptian, Part 1
Season 3 - Episode 1
The 17 contestants see the plane and all of the accommodations. They then compete in a challenge where they have to navigate around a pyramid to reach the finish line. They can choose to either climb on top of the pyramid, or go under the pyramid (a majority of the cast chose the latter). Duncan quits mainly due to refusing to sing and having to listen to Gwen and Courtney argue the whole way up the pyramid. Three teams are made (names chosen by the teams themselves) according to who finished the challenge first. They are also given a reward. DJ, LeShawna, Harold, Lindsay, and Bridgette are on Team Victory and are given a stick. Owen, Alejandro, Noah, Sierra, and Tyler are on Team Chris is Really Really Really Really Hot, and are given a goat. Courtney, Heather, Izzy, Cody, and Gwen are on Team Amazon and are given a camel. Ezekiel is the last to finish the race, but is not eliminated because of Duncan quitting, so Chris places him on Team Victory.
#4 - Scarlett Fever
Season 5 - Episode 23
Thanks to the last challenge, the island goes insane. Chris reveals the island is artificial as the self-destruct is activated. The contestants must work their way to the control room to deactivate it. When Scarlett and Max find the room, Scarlett reveals her true nature. She uses the robot animals to destroy the others and demands the million dollars from Chris.
#5 - Hawaiian Punch
Season 3 - Episode 26
Total Drama World Tour has reached its final episode, where one of the final three will win a million dollars. Alejandro and Cody engage in a tie-breaker to determine a spot in the final two, and with one last manipulation from Alejandro, Cody gets eliminated. Chris then announces the final challenge with Heather against Alejandro which involves climbing Hawaii's active volcano with a wooden dummy of your opponent. During the challenge, Cody and Harold volunteer to help Heather, while Lindsay and Courtney choose to help Alejandro. In the end, Heather manages to trick Alejandro (by saying that she loves him), which distracts Alejandro, giving Heather the opportunity to bring Alejandro to his ultimate downfall in the game. However, after a misunderstanding, Alejandro still gets the win, after Heather throws Alejandro's dummy into the volcano. Later on, Ezekiel reemerges and steals the million dollar case from Chris, but then falls into the volcano (similar to the death of Gollum from The Lord of the Rings), and nobody gets the million dollars. The volcano then erupts, potentially harming everyone present, and Alejandro is the only one who suffers major injuries caused by the volcano's lava. Alejandro is then put inside a robot by Chef and Chris due to his extensive injuries, an obvious parody of the creation of Darth Vader from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
#6 - Not So Happy Campers (1)
Season 1 - Episode 1
The twenty two contestants arrive at the island, are divided into teams and learn the rules of the competition they will be taking part in.
#7 - Season Recap
Season 1 - Episode 26
The show's contestants are shown in their audition tapes and highlights from the episode are featured.
#8 - Beach Blanket Bogus
Season 2 - Episode 4
The challenge will contain a beach-theme where the teams will be required to surf over a tank of sharks on a mechanical surfboard.
#9 - Dial M For Merger
Season 2 - Episode 16
The teams are dissolved and the remaining cast mates participate in an individual challenge which is revolved around spy movies.
#10 - Super Hero-Id
Season 2 - Episode 17
The remaining cast mates do a superhero challenge of bravery.
#11 - Mutiny on the Soundstage
Season 2 - Episode 25
The remaining two cast mates go up against each other in a series of challenges based on past trials with the winner getting the million dollars.
#12 - Not So Happy Campers (2)
Season 1 - Episode 2
The two teams face their first competition: jumping off a thousand foot cliff into shark infested waters and building a hot tub out of materials they find in crates at the base of the cliff. The first camper is voted off the island.
#13 - Brain vs. Brawn The Ultimate Showdown
Season 4 - Episode 13
Lightning and Cameron, the final two, are told to vent all of their feelings in the confessional at the beginning of the episode. They then both watch video messages on a television from their relatives at home: Cameron's mother and Lightning's father. Lightning's father bets his championship rings that Lightning can win. They then arrive at a massive arena where Chris, Chef, two interns, and the eleven previously-eliminated contestants are watching them from the stands. A pile of junk is then dropped into the middle of the arena, and the two finalists must find a way to use some of the junk as either armor or weapons for the duel that will follow between them. Lightning creates a rather crude set of armor with ankle plates, a chest plate, a pan as his helmet, and a plastic mannequin's leg with nails sticking out of the top. Cameron at first appears to have nothing, but then reveals a mechanical suitcase that he created that turns him into Iron Man. The battle then begins, and over time, the two battle for so long with no clear winner that Chris later decides to make it interesting and drops every mutated creature from the island into the arena, only for the creatures (including Ezekiel) to start attacking everyone. During the attack, Cameron tries to save the other contestants from the monsters, while Lightning keeps attacking Cameron only. Eventually, one of Cameron's iron suit's abilities causes many of the barrels of toxic waste to magnetize to Lightning's body armor, giving Lightning white hair and causing him to get tired and black out. Cameron then gets tired too and falls down on top of Lightning, making Cameron win the final challenge. Chris then comes and crowns Cameron as the winner of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island and the new recipient of the million dollars. As Chef and the thirteen contestants sail away on a boat, Chris attempts to detonate a bomb placed on the underside of the boat, only for the bomb to go off on the dock directly beneath Chris, as Chef switched the bomb. The RCMP then descends on the island saying the island is under government protection. Chris is ordered to be quarantined, while Chef and the rest of the cast flee away and cheer.
#14 - Riot On Set
Season 2 - Episode 3
Teams are chosen and set to shooting some very strange dramatic scenes.
#15 - Sweden Sour
Season 3 - Episode 17
The two teams land in Sweden to compete in a "Viking" capture the flag game. Courtney still tries to flirt with Alejandro, while Cody misses Gwen. Owen becomes aware of Alejandro's true nature thanks to Noah and warns Duncan, much to his surprise. Alejandro starts to reveal his true feelings for Heather. In the end, Chris reveals that there will be no elimination again, sparing Courtney, while leaving the rest of her team upset and disappointed.
#16 - Hawaiian Style
Season 3 - Episode 24
The Total Drama Aftermath show reveals the location of the finale is Hawaii. The four most recently eliminated contestants are brought out before the peanut gallery is split into three teams and a final challenge is revealed; a representative of each team competes in a surfing competition to win the finalists a possible advantage for the finale. Geoff regains Bridgette, but with Blaineley joining as well.
#17 - Planes, Trains and Hot Air Mobiles
Season 3 - Episode 25
With the Total Drama Jumbo Jet destroyed, the three remaining contestants (plus a tag-along Sierra) must engage in a full-out, no-rules race to Hawaii. Alejandro confronts Heather about attempting to vote him off earlier, enlisting the help of a stowaway in defeating her. Meanwhile, Cody works with Sierra to reach the finish line and in the process, develops a strong bond with her. In the end, Heather guarantees herself a spot in the final two, while Cody and Alejandro tie for second place.
#18 - I Love You, Grease Pig!
Season 5 - Episode 15
The campers are challenged to race wild pigs against the other team. Sky and Rodney face off. Max also races with a pig. Dave also races too but gets hit with a grease ball. Shawn avoids the pigs but one ends up with him to race. Ella dances with her pig in the race. Sugar and Ella still have a conflict in this episode too.
#19 - Who Can You Trust?
Season 1 - Episode 11
The teams take part in a three part competition where trust in team mates could mean the difference between victory and defeat. Another contestant is voted off the island.
#20 - The Big Sleep
Season 1 - Episode 3
The two teams set out on a twenty mile race that they think is the contest on this occasion. However, the real winning team is the one who has the individual that goes to sleep last afterwards. Another camper is voted off the island.
#21 - That's Off The Chain!
Season 1 - Episode 18
The campers are challenged to build their own bikes using supplies from the Arts and Crafts lodge and race them in a dangerous motor cross challenge with invincibility at stake.
#22 - Trial by Tri-Armed Triathalon
Season 1 - Episode 21
The six remaining campers are split into three teams of two and must compete in various challenges based on teamwork. Another camper is voted off the island.
#23 - Haut Camp-ture
Season 1 - Episode 22
In this episode, we are shown what happened to the campers who have been voted off so far and hear their thoughts of the final five. They also decide who gets to be voted off.
#24 - The Sucky Outdoors
Season 1 - Episode 6
The two teams must spend a night alone in the woods in the contest for this episode. Another contestant is voted off the island.
#25 - Alien Resurr-eggtion
Season 2 - Episode 2
Chef tracks the players progress as they search for alien eggs.