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The Best Episodes of Wonderfalls

Every episode of Wonderfalls ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Wonderfalls!

Jaye Tyler, a recent Brown University graduate with a philosophy degree, holds a dead-end job as a sales clerk at a Niagara Falls gift shop. Jaye is the reluctant participant in conversations with various animal figurines — a wax lion, brass monkey, stuffed bear, and mounted fish, among others — which direct her via oblique instructions to help people in need.

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Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Wonderfalls" is "Caged Bird", rated 8.7/10 from 298 user votes. It was directed by Michael Lehmann and written by Krista Vernoff. "Caged Bird" aired on 12/15/2004 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Cocktail Bunny".

  • Caged Bird
    8.7/10 298 votes

    #1 - Caged Bird

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2004-12-15

    Jaye, Sharon, mouth-breather and the local security guard get held hostage at Wonderfalls. In the meantime, everyone evaluates their relationships as Jaye's parents start to prep for their anniversary.

    Director: Michael Lehmann

    Writer: Krista Vernoff

  • Cocktail Bunny
    8.5/10 295 votes

    #2 - Cocktail Bunny

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2004-11-17

    When the muses tell her to "save him from her" Jaye becomes convinced that Eric's life is in danger and begins investigating Heidi. Meanwhile, Jaye is coerced by her parents into returning to therapy with Dr. Ron.

    Director: Peter Lauer

    Writer: Liz W. Garcia, Alexander Woo

  • Wax Lion
    8.3/10 381 votes

    #3 - Wax Lion

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2004-03-12

    After Jaye Tyler is convinced by a wax lion to chase after a shiny quarter, she finds herself returning a lost purse to a lady (who instead of thanking her, punches her in the face), meeting an attractive and sweet bartender named Eric, setting her sister Sharon up with a newly divorced delivery driver she knows, and later discovering her sister's sexuality.

    Director: Todd Holland

    Writer: Bryan Fuller, Todd Holland

  • Lying Pig
    8.3/10 269 votes

    #4 - Lying Pig

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2004-11-03

    When Eric's estranged wife Heidi returns to Niagara Falls, Jaye is instructed by the muses to "mend what was broken." Afraid of losing Eric, Jaye turns to her brother for help and tries to ignore the muses' orders. In fact, she tries to get rid of anything that might turn into a muse.

    Director: Craig Zisk, Todd Holland

    Writer: Dan E. Fesman

  • Pink Flamingos
    8.1/10 289 votes

    #5 - Pink Flamingos

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2004-04-01

    Jaye's father ends up in the hospital after she helps him collect garbage; the muses instruct Jaye to help an old high-school nemesis.

    Director: Marita Grabiak, Todd Holland

    Writer: Tim Minear

  • Crime Dog
    8.1/10 328 votes

    #6 - Crime Dog

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2004-07-23

    When Jaye's brother sees her talking to inanimate objects, he begins to question her state of mind; the animals help Jaye reunite her family with the housekeeper.

    Director: Allan Kroeker

    Writer: Krista Vernoff

  • Muffin Buffalo
    8.1/10 279 votes

    #7 - Muffin Buffalo

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2004-07-23

    Jaye tries to help a shut-in neighbor re-enter society while the muses tell her not to give another neighbor her disability checks that were delivered to Jaye by mistake.

    Director: Craig Zisk, Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Bryan Fuller, Tim Minear

  • Karma Chameleon
    8.0/10 334 votes

    #8 - Karma Chameleon

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2004-03-19

    While working another shift, Jaye is approached by a young girl who, after an introduction, tells her that she stole her wallet. As she gives it back to her, Jaye notices that she has a stuttering problem and a stuffed chameleon tells her to "get her words out". This eventually leads to the girl - nicknamed Binky- getting a job at Wonderfalls, with Jaye as her mentor. Unfortunately, Binky starts to take the mentor idea too seriously and seemingly takes Jaye's identity: Her job, her friends, her family, her looks, and her personality. With the animals still telling her to "get her words out", Jaye decides to take matters into her own hands.

    Director: Marita Grabiak, Todd Holland

    Writer: Liz W. Garcia, Tim Minear

  • Lovesick Ass
    8.0/10 251 votes

    #9 - Lovesick Ass

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2004-07-25

    Jaye and Eric help Katya, who's come all the way from Russia to get married to "Peter". The groom-to-be turns out to be 13.

    Director: Peter O'Fallon

    Writer: Krista Vernoff

  • Wound-Up Penguin
    7.9/10 301 votes

    #10 - Wound-Up Penguin

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2004-03-26

    Jaye and Eric find a woman in the Barrel, who they discover is a nun that is trying to leave her abbey. A priest comes looking for her to try to convince her to come back, but isn't very successful in doing so. Jaye naturally gets wrapped up in it, and taking instructions from the animals, eventually helps the two.

    Director: Todd Holland

    Writer: N/A

  • Safety Canary
    7.9/10 287 votes

    #11 - Safety Canary

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2004-10-27

    Jaye and Eric have their first date at Niagara Zoo, where her actions get the bird keeper fired. Who will help the two endangered birds mate now?

    Director: Craig Zisk, Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Bryan Fuller, Tim Minear

  • Barrel Bear
    7.6/10 246 votes

    #12 - Barrel Bear

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2004-07-25

    Jaye and Mahandra end up on opposite sides of a battle between two older women both claiming to be the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

    Director: Todd Holland

    Writer: Bryan Fuller

  • Totem Mole
    7.6/10 276 votes

    #13 - Totem Mole

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2004-12-08

    Jaye, Sharon and Mahandra visit a nearby Indian reservation, where the spirit of a dead grandmother send all three on a new path towards easing Jaye's burden. Aaron and Jaye continue on this path and hilarity ensues.

    Director: Jeremy Podeswa

    Writer: Dan E. Fesman