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TV episodes The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic  

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There are so many good episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "The Perfect Pear" the best, or is "A Canterlot Wedding: Part 2" your favorite episode of Friendship Is Magic? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic are, let's rank every Friendship Is Magic episode from best to worst.

Based on toy maker Hasbro's My Little Pony series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic centers on Twilight Sparkle's journey to Ponyville and the friendships she forges there and the life lessons learned. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic was created by Lauren Faust and premeired on the Hub Network on October 10, 2010. On October 6, 2017, a theatrical release based on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic entitled My Little Pony: The Movie was released in the United States.

Vote up your favorite episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Friendship Is Magic is Magic episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Twilight's Kingdom Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Twilight's Kingdom Part 2 Season 4 Episode 26: In order to protect their magic, as well as the fate of Equestria, Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, and Princess Cadance transfer all of their magical power to Twilight.

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The Perfect Pear is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Perfect Pear Season 7 Episode 13: The Apple Siblings learn about their parent’s love story and find out that they’re half Pear.

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Slice of Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Slice of Life Season 5 Episode 9: With Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, and Rarity busy battling a monster, the rest of Ponyville scrambles to make it to a wedding on time.

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A Canterlot Wedding- Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
A Canterlot Wedding- Part 1 Season 2 Episode 25: Twilight is confused by her conflicting feelings when she finds out her brother Shining Armor is marrying Celestia's niece Mi Amore.

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Shadow Play, Part II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Shadow Play, Part II Season 7 Episode 26: With Starswirl and the other Pillars of Old Equestria back from limbo (where they’ve been trapped for a thousand years), Twilight and all of her friends must work together to defeat the Pony of Shadows.

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Hurricane Fluttershy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Hurricane Fluttershy Season 2 Episode 22: Fluttershy struggles to overcome her fear of public humiliation so she can help Rainbow Dash and the other pegasi create a Tornado powerful enough to lift the water required for Rainy Season up into the cloud-producing city of Cloudsdale.

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The Return of Harmony - Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Return of Harmony - Part 1 Season 2 Episode 1: The peace of Equestria is threatened when Discord, spirit of Chaos, escapes from his imprisonment in stone. Twilight and her friends must defeat him using the Elements of Harmony. If only they can find them!

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The Return of Harmony- Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Return of Harmony- Part 2 Season 2 Episode 2: Discord's mischief causes a rift between the six friends and renders the Elements of Harmony useless. Twilight needs to rekindle their friendship in order to use the Elements against Discord.

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The Cutie Mark Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Cutie Mark Chronicles Season 1 Episode 23: Frustrated with their lack of success, The Cutie Mark Crusaders seek out Twilight and the rest of the ponies to learn the stories of how they got their cutie marks.

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Luna Eclipsed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Luna Eclipsed Season 2 Episode 4: It's Nightmare Night and the macabre celebrations are in full swing when Luna herself shows up in Ponyville, determined to change her frightening public image.

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Twilight's Kingdom Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Twilight's Kingdom Part 1 Season 4 Episode 25: When a villain escapes Tartarus, Princess Celestia choses Discord to help track him down instead of Princess Twilight. In an effort to prove she has an important role to play in Equestria, Twilight turns her focus to trying to open the chest she received from the Tree of Harmony.

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Pinkie Pride is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Pinkie Pride Season 4 Episode 11: Pinkie Pie finds her status as "super-duper party pony" in jeopardy when the mysterious Cheese Sandwich comes to town and offers to plan an epic party for Rainbow Dash.

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The Mane Attraction is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Mane Attraction Season 5 Episode 24: An old friend of Applejack's has become a huge pop star and Applejack fears that the singer's manager does not have her best interests at heart.

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Party of One is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Party of One Season 1 Episode 25: Confused and discouraged, Pinkie Pie goes on a mission to find out why her friends are avoiding her most recent party invitation.

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A Canterlot Wedding- Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
A Canterlot Wedding- Part 2 Season 2 Episode 26: Twilight saves her brother and all of ponykind by freeing the real Mi Amore and defeating Queen Chrysalis, a changeling that had assumed Mi Amore's appearance in an attempt to take over Equestria.

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Pinkie Apple Pie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Pinkie Apple Pie Season 4 Episode 9: When Pinkie Pie finds out that she might be related to the Apple family, she joins them on a road trip to visit a relative who can provide proof that she is their cousin.

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Sleepless in Ponyville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Sleepless in Ponyville Season 3 Episode 6: Rainbow Dash's scary campfire stories are giving Scootaloo nightmares and she's afraid to go to sleep. But if Scootaloo wants the nightmares to go away, she'll have to face her greatest fear' her idol finding out she's a scaredy pony.

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Crusaders of the Lost Mark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Crusaders of the Lost Mark Season 5 Episode 18: When Pip Squeak decides to run for class president, the Cutie Mark Crusaders rally around their friend, but find themselves helping their long-time nemesis, Diamond Tiara, in an unexpected way.

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Amending Fences is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Amending Fences Season 5 Episode 12: When Twilight realizes what a bad friend she was before moving to Ponyville, she and Spike return to Canterlot to make amends to her former friends.

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Sisterhooves Social is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Sisterhooves Social Season 2 Episode 5: Sweetie Belle disowns Rarity as her sister when she refuses to participate in a rough and tumble celebration of sisterly unity.

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For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils Season 4 Episode 19: When Sweetie Belle becomes angry with Rarity for stealing her spotlight, Sweetie Belle deliberately sabotages a costume for one of Rarity's most elite clients. Will a visit from Luna in her dreams help get her back on the right path?

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The Best Night Ever is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Best Night Ever Season 1 Episode 26: Expectations are high for the Grand Galloping Gala, but when the ponies arrive they find that their individual interests in the Gala are not all they had hoped for.

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The Cutie Map: Part II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Cutie Map: Part II Season 5 Episode 2: The Mane 6 have had their Cutie Marks taken and must find a way to get them back. When a deep dark secret is revealed about the pony who took them, they think they may have the answer.

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Family Appreciation Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Family Appreciation Day Season 2 Episode 11: Apple Bloom does everything she can think of to stop Granny Smith from speaking to her class and causing everlasting embarrassment.

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Flight to the Finish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Flight to the Finish Season 4 Episode 5: The Cutie Mark Crusaders vie for the honor of carrying the Ponyville flag at the Equestria Games. Problems arise when Scootaloo becomes convinced that the best way to represent Ponyville is to fly during their routine.

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Too Many Pinkie Pies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Too Many Pinkie Pies Season 3 Episode 3: When Pinkie Pie finds it impossible to choose between fun activities with her friends, she decides to use magic to make more Pinkie Pies. But her clones soon make it impossible for Pinkie Pie to be with any of her friends at all.

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Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 Season 4 Episode 21: Rainbow Dash is preparing to take her test on the history of the Wonderbolts; a test she must pass in order to become a member of the Wonderbolts Reserves. Twilight offers to help her study, but soon realizes that her conventional study methods don't work for Rainbow Dash.

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It's About Time is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
It's About Time Season 2 Episode 20: Twilight drives herself to distraction trying to forestall some future disaster after she receives a vague warning from her future self.

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Princess Twilight Sparkle Part... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Princess Twilight Sparkle Part 1 Season 4 Episode 1: Now that she is a Princess, Twilight Sparkle has an important new role to play in the Summer Sun Celebration. But those plans are put on hold when Princess Luna and Princess Celestia go missing.

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Applebuck Season is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Applebuck Season Season 1 Episode 4: It's Applebuck Season in Ponyville and a short-handed Applejack is determined to complete the harvest all by herself.

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A Royal Problem is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
A Royal Problem Season 7 Episode 10: Starlight Glimmer is sent to solve a friendship problem between Princess Celestia and Princess Luna. When it’s clear that the problem is that the royal sisters don’t appreciate one another, Starlight impulsively switches their cutie marks!

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Make New Friends but Keep Disc... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Make New Friends but Keep Discord Season 5 Episode 7: When Discord learns that Fluttershy is taking a new friend to the Grand Galloping Gala instead of him, he goes to extreme lengths to prove that he isn't upset about it.

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The Crystal Empire - Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Crystal Empire - Part 1 Season 3 Episode 1: A magical empire has suddenly appeared in the arctic north of Equestria and Princess Celestia needs Twilight and her friends to find a way to protect it.

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Maud Pie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Maud Pie Season 4 Episode 18: Pinkie Pie's sister Maud is coming to Ponyville, and Pinkie Pie can't wait for her friends and sister to meet and become best friends. But when it turns out that Maud is very different than Pinkie Pie described, the girls find bonding with her more difficult than they thought it would be.

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Princess Twilight Sparkle Part... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Princess Twilight Sparkle Part 2 Season 4 Episode 2: The Everfree Forest is threatening to take over all of Equestria. In order to stop it, Princess Twilight and her friends must bring their Elements to the Tree of Harmony.

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Sonic Rainboom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Sonic Rainboom Season 1 Episode 16: When Twilight uses her magic to give Rarity wings so that she can watch Rainbow Dash compete in a race, Rarity is so taken with her new ability that she disrupts the competition.

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Saddle Row & Rec is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Saddle Row & Rec Season 6 Episode 9: When Rarity opens her flagship store in Manehattan, a tell-all article threatens to expose how badly her friends almost ruined the Grand Opening.

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The Cutie Re-Mark Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Cutie Re-Mark Part 2 Season 5 Episode 26: Princess Twilight's efforts to stop Starlight from altering the past continue, but she fears that they may be in vain.

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Do Princesses Dream of Magic S... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep Season 5 Episode 13: Princess Luna enlists the Mane 6 to help her track down the Tantabus, a magical force that threatens to turn everypony in Equestria's dreams into nightmares.

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Lesson Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Lesson Zero Season 2 Episode 3: Hyper-organized Twilight panics when she can't find a lesson about friendship for her weekly letter to Princess Celestia.

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The Last Roundup is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Last Roundup Season 2 Episode 14: The friends travel all over Equestria to track down Applejack, who has mysteriously disappeared after attending a rodeo competition in Canterlot.

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Castle-Mania is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Castle-Mania Season 4 Episode 3: When the ponies all end up in Luna and Celestia's old castle, they let their imaginations run wild and become convinced that it is haunted.

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Inspiration Manifestation is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Inspiration Manifestation Season 4 Episode 23: Rarity loses her creative mojo and feels like she may never be able to create again. Eager to help, Spike finds a spell that makes all of Rarity's ideas come to pass. But when those ideas start to have a negative impact on Ponyville, Spike has trouble confronting Rarity for fear he'll lose her as a friend.

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Ponyville Confidential is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Ponyville Confidential Season 2 Episode 23: The Cutie Mark Crusaders adopt the name "Gabby Gums" to become the gossip columnist for their school paper. They seem to have finally found something they're good at! But is it worth the pain they cause to other ponies with their hurtful stories?

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Tanks for the Memories is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Tanks for the Memories Season 5 Episode 5: Rainbow Dash can't accept the fact that Tank must hibernate for the winter and decides that the solution is to stop winter from coming.

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Fame and Misfortune is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Fame and Misfortune Season 7 Episode 14: Twilight Sparkle’s publishing of the friendship journal has unintended consequences when ponies start to argue over who wrote the best lessons.

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The Lost Treasure of Griffonst... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone Season 5 Episode 8: When the map calls Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie to the ancient kingdom of Griffonstone, they have differing ideas about what problem they have been sent to fix.

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Filli Vanilli is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Filli Vanilli Season 4 Episode 14: When a member of the singing group the Ponytones has to drop out of an important performance, Fluttershy takes drastic measures to ensure the show goes on.

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Winter Wrap Up is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Winter Wrap Up Season 1 Episode 11: Twilight Sparkle does her best to prepare for the upcoming Winter Wrap-Up without relying on her magic to help.

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Shadow Play, Part I is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Shadow Play, Part I Season 7 Episode 25: When Sunburst discovers the lost journal of Starswirl the Bearded, Twilight becomes obsessed with saving her magical idol from a thousand year old prison.