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After I failed Fake It 'Til You Make It, I decided to put all 28 failed episodes in order from worst F- minus to least worst F+. That list eventually expanded into a complete list of episodes I graded, from the best letter-plus episode to the worst letter-minus, .

The statuses can be found here: A episodes, B episodes, C episodes, D episodes, and F episodes. With each list compiled, I'm taking every episode in the show and arranged it in order from the best to the worst. The list is always subject to change; episodes could be upgraded or downgraded at anytime.

S9 episodes are in bold underline. Those aired early are under "spoiler" tags.

To see every piece of FIM media I graded (and how I graded each episode for each season), click here. That gets updated during each season and possibly in between or during the offseason, if I changed one.

And for readability purposes, I sectioned each list with "— — —" in between. Let's begin! :D

  1. The Perfect Pear: A+
  2. The Best Night Ever: A+
  3. Crusaders of the Lost Mark: A+
  4. Amending Fences: A+
  5. Shadow Play: A+
  6. The Big Mac Question: A+
  7. The Last Crusade: A+
  8. Sparkle's Seven: A+
  9. Sisterhooves Social: A+
  10. The Cutie Map: A+
  11. A Rockhoof and a Hard Place: A+
  12. Parental Glideance: A+
  13. The Break Up Break Down: A+
  14. Party of One: A+
    — — —
  15. The Last Problem: A
  16. Testing Testing 1, 2, 3: A
  17. Pinkie Pride: A
  18. The Hearth's Warming Club: A
  19. Slice of Life: A
  20. Dragon Dropped: A
  21. Suited for Success: A
  22. Road to Friendship: A
  23. The Summer Sun Setback: A
  24. The Washouts: A
  25. Lesson Zero: A
  26. Sleepless in Ponyville: A
  27. Hurricane Fluttershy: A
  28. Between Dark and Dawn: A
  29. The Times They Are A Changeling: A
  30. Flight to the Finish: A
  31. The Mean 6: A
  32. Common Ground: A
  33. Frenemies: A
  34. A Hearth's Warming Tail: A
  35. The Saddle Row Review: A
  36. Surf and/or Turf: A
  37. Marks and Recreation: A
  38. Grannies Gone Wild: A
  39. Cutie Re-Mark: A
    — — —
  40. Castle Sweet Castle: A-
  41. The Cutie Mark Chronicles: A-
  42. Once Upon a Zeppelin: A-
  43. The Fault in Our Cutie Marks: A-
  44. Sounds of Silence: A-
  45. Discordant Harmony: A-
  46. Wonderbolts Academy: A-
  47. She's All Yak: A-
  48. The Mane Attraction: A-
  49. Uncommon Bond: A-
  50. The Return of Harmony: A-
  51. Horse Play: A-
  52. For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils: A-
  53. Gauntlet of Fire: A-
  54. Bloom & Gloom: A-
  55. Molt Down: A-
  56. What Lies Beneath: A-
  57. The Last Laugh: A-
  58. It Isn't the Mane Thing About You: A-
  59. All Bottled Up: A-
  60. The Point of No Return: A-
  61. Winter Wrap Up: A-
    — — —
  62. A Flurry of Emotions: B+
  63. The Beginning of the End: B+
  64. Rarity Takes Manehattan: B+
  65. She Talks to Angel: B+
  66. Luna Eclipsed: B+
  67. Scare Master: B+
  68. Friendship University: B+
  69. A Horse Shoe-In: B+
  70. Call of the Cutie: B+
  71. Student Counsel: B+
  72. Marks for Effort: B+
  73. Magic Duel: B+
  74. Pinkie Apple Pie: B+
  75. Viva Las Pegasus: B+
  76. The Parent Map: B+
  77. Uprooted: B+
  78. To Change a Changeling: B+
  79. On Your Marks: B+
    — — —
  80. Daring Doubt: B
  81. Apple Family Reunion: B
  82. Family Appreciation Day: B
  83. The Crystalling: B
  84. Green Isn't Your Color: B
  85. Hearth's Warming Eve: B
  86. Secret of My Excess: B
  87. Top Bolt: B
  88. Rainbow Roadtrip: B
  89. The Last Roundup: B
  90. The End in Friend: B
  91. Inspiration Manifestation: B
  92. A Health of Information: B
  93. Sweet and Smoky: B
  94. Fall Weather Friends: B
  95. School Raze: B
  96. Look Before You Sleep: B
  97. Twilight Time: B
  98. Rarity Investigates!: B
  99. The Maud Couple: B
  100. Dungeons & Discords: B
  101. Sonic Rainboom: B
  102. A Friend in Deed: B
    — — —
  103. Sweet and Elite: B-
  104. Triple Threat: B-
  105. School Daze: B-
  106. Applebuck Season: B-
  107. Read It and Weep: B-
  108. It's About Time: B-
  109. Castle Mane-ia: B-
  110. Celestial Advice: B-
  111. Going to Seed: B-
  112. Canterlot Boutique: B-
  113. Stranger Than Fan Fiction: B-
  114. Hearthbreakers: B-
  115. Twilight's Kingdom: B-
  116. A Trivial Pursuit: B-
  117. Dragonshy: B-
  118. Swarm of the Century: B-
  119. Not Asking for Trouble: B-
  120. Father Knows Beast: B-
  121. Where the Apple Lies: B-
    — — —
  122. Forever Filly: C+
  123. Campfire Tales: C+
  124. Rock Solid Friendship: C+
  125. Maud Pie: C+
  126. Made in Manehattan: C+
  127. Too Many Pinkie Pies: C+
  128. The Best Gift Ever: C+
  129. Make New Friends but Keep Discord: C+
  130. Daring Done?: C+
  131. The Gift of Maud Pie: C+
  132. Three's a Crowd: C+
  133. Baby Cakes: C+
    — — —
  134. Power Ponies: C
  135. A Dog and Pony Show: C
  136. The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone: C
  137. Friendship Is Magic: C
  138. Leap of Faith: C
  139. Applejack's "Day" Off: C
  140. The One Where Pinkie Knows: C
  141. The Cutie Pox: C
  142. The Ending of the End: C
  143. Fluttershy Leans In: C
    — — —
  144. Buckball Season: C-
  145. Magical Mystery Cure: C-
  146. Princess Twilight Sparkle: C-
  147. Simple Ways: C-
  148. Stare Master: C-
  149. Party Pooped: C-
  150. A Canterlot Wedding: C-
  151. Spice Up Your Life: C-
  152. Growing Up Is Hard to Do: C-
  153. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000: C-
  154. A Royal Problem: C-
  155. The Ticket Master: C-
  156. A Matter of Principals: C-
    — — —
  157. Over a Barrel: D+
  158. Equestria Games: D+
  159. Griffon the Brush Off: D+
  160. Brotherhooves Social: D+
  161. Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?: D+
  162. Tanks for the Memories: D+
  163. The Hooffields and McColts: D+
  164. Keep Calm and Flutter On: D+
    — — —
  165. Filly Vanilli: D
  166. A Bird in the Hoof: D
  167. Hearts and Hooves Day: D
  168. 2, 4, 6, Greaaat: D
  169. Just for Sidekicks: D
  170. Every Little Thing She Does: D
  171. Daring Don't: D
  172. Secrets and Pies: D
  173. Yakity-Sax: D
    — — —
  174. Feeling Pinkie Keen: D-
  175. Spike at Your Service: D-
  176. Ponyville Confidential: D-
  177. MMMystery on the Friendship Express: D-
  178. Non-Compete Clause: D-
  179. It Ain't Easy Being Breezies: D-
    — — —
  180. Flutter Brutter: F+
  181. Games Ponies Play: F+
  182. Bats!: F+
  183. The Crystal Empire: F+
    — — —
  184. No Second Prances: F
  185. Honest Apple: F
  186. May the Best Pet Win!: F
  187. What About Discord?: F
  188. Fake It 'Til You Make It: F
  189. To Where and Back Again: F
  190. Hard to Say Anything: F
  191. The Cart Before the Ponies: F
  192. Trade Ya!: F
  193. Appleoosa's Most Wanted: F
  194. The Show Stoppers: F
  195. Putting Your Hoof Down: F
  196. Somepony to Watch Over Me: F
  197. Boast Busters: F
  198. P.P.O.V.: F
  199. The Mysterious Mare Do Well: F
  200. Owl's Well That Ends Well: F
  201. Princess Spike: F
    — — —
  202. 28 Pranks Later: F-
  203. Rainbow Falls: F-
  204. Dragon Quest: F-
  205. Bridle Gossip: F-
  206. Fame and Misfortune: F-
  207. Newbie Dash: F-
  208. One Bad Apple: F-
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Some S8 episodes are in Top 50, i am hyped now. :catface:

Most hyped S8 episodes:

Horse Play

Surf and Turf

Break Up Break Down


Parent Map is kinda 'meh' and The Mean 6 is just decent (the lack of background musics might ruin my enjoyment a little bit).


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The only way Break Up Breakdown could possibly be any good is if Big Mac and Sugar Belle break up and all instances of SugarMac are erased from existence. I DESPISED Hard To Say Anything.

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An interesting list! :) Most of the top episodes are also among my favorites (though I haven't made a detailed list myself). But "Twilight's Kingdom" is 85 places higher for me. ;)

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