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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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Hurricane Fluttershy is listed (or ranked) 1 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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A Canterlot Wedding- Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Cutie Mark Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The Return of Harmony - Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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It's About Time is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Pinkie Pride is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Twilight's Kingdom Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Twilight's Kingdom Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Perfect Pear is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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Sisterhooves Social is listed (or ranked) 12 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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A Canterlot Wedding- Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 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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A Royal Problem is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Pinkie Apple Pie is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Too Many Pinkie Pies is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Flight to the Finish is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Make New Friends but Keep Disc... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Crusaders of the Lost Mark is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Party of One is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Luna Eclipsed is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Mane Attraction is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Shadow Play, Part II is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Amending Fences is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Sleepless in Ponyville is listed (or ranked) 25 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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For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toi... is listed (or ranked) 26 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) 27 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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Saddle Row & Rec is listed (or ranked) 28 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) 29 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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Sonic Rainboom is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Maud Pie is listed (or ranked) 31 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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The Cutie Map: Part II is listed (or ranked) 32 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) 33 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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Princess Twilight Sparkle Part... is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Filli Vanilli is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Applebuck Season is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Do Princesses Dream of Magic S... is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Princess Twilight Sparkle Part... is listed (or ranked) 38 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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The Crystal Empire - Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Suited for Success is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Suited for Success Season 1 Episode 14: Rarity offers to make dresses for her friends for the upcoming Gala but gets in over her head when she tries to incorporate all of their individual styling ideas.

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Magic Duel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Magic Duel Season 3 Episode 5: When the great and powerful Trixie defeats Twilight in a magic duel, she forces Twilight out of Ponyville. Twilight must find a way to beat Trixie so that she can return to her home, but Twilight's magic may not be strong enough to do the trick.

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Wonderbold Academy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Wonderbold Academy Season 3 Episode 7: It's a dream come true when Rainbow Dash is invited to attend the Wonderbolt Academy. But when she is paired up with a Pegasus named Lightning Dust who seems to be getting ahead by being reckless, Rainbow Dash starts to question whether or not she's Wonderbolt material.

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Read It and Weep is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Read It and Weep Season 2 Episode 16: After mocking it as an "egghead" pursuit, Rainbow Dash discovers the joys of reading while laid up in Ponyville Hospital. Can she finish her book before her friends discover her secret?

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A Dog and Pony Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
A Dog and Pony Show Season 1 Episode 19: While hunting in the woods for gems for a new dress, Rarity is taken by a group of greedy Diamond Dogs and forced to find jewels for them.

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Sweet and Elite is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Sweet and Elite Season 2 Episode 9: During a successful trip to Canterlot, Rarity has to choose between the important social connections she's made in the capitol and her uncouth Ponyville friends.

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Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Inspiration Manifestation is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Winter Wrap Up is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Equestria Games is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic
Equestria Games Season 4 Episode 24: Spike is elated when he's given the honor of lighting the torch to open the Equestria Games. But when his nerves get the best of him, Spike goes to great lengths to prove he's the heroic dragon others believe him to be.

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The Lost Treasure of Griffonst... is listed (or ranked) 50 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.