10 Best Episodes of Legendary

Pulling directly from the underground ballroom community, voguing teams (aka "houses") must compete in unbelievable balls and showcase sickening fashion in order to achieve "legendary" status.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

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Legendary - S1E2

#15 - Once Upon a Time (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The Houses get ready to slay three challenges at a fairy-tale ball: "Rapunzel Effect," where hair performance is queen; "Mirror Mirror," where competitors serve smooth skin, white teeth, and cut bone structure; and "Three Fab Mice," where trios from each House walk runway in perfect unison. Guest judge Tyson Beckford helps select the Superior House, and decide who gets chopped.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 63 votes.

Legendary - S1E4

#14 - Wild Wild West (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Giddy-up, y'all! It's time for Legendary's first ever "Money Ball," where a $25,000 bounty awaits the winners of three rowdy showdowns: "Come Up & See Me," where voguers slip into their finest gowns to hit eye-catching spins; "Sheriff of Seduction," where confidence and self-love are key to selling that body, honey; and "Mannequin Showcase," where fabulous window displays meet runway. Which House will gallop its way to superior status? Actor Nico Tortorella helps the judges decide.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 52 votes.

Legendary - S3E4

#13 - Whorror House (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Things get spooky as the seven remaining houses deliver terrifying productions highlighting the element of hands – and send their “butch” queens down the runway in drag.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 22 votes.

Legendary - S1E9

#12 - Heaven and Hell (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Judgment Day has arrived, and a battle of biblical proportions is about to go down. Before storming the runway, three incomparable Houses reflect on their greatest wins, losses, and lessons - but only one House will deliver a $100,000 performance and go down in history as the first ever Legendary champion. The stakes are life-changing, and the moment is about showcasing the power of a once-underground community that's changed the world.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 51 votes.

Legendary - S3E9

#11 - Slay-Ground Play-Ground (Season 3 - Episode 9)

The remaining three houses head back to school for a playground-themed ball. Later, duos duckwalk and catwalk in a baton pass before one member struts down the runway while incorporating a hop, skip, and a jump.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 18 votes.

Legendary - S2E6

#10 - Plastic Fantastic (Season 2 - Episode 6)


The first money ball of the season finds the houses embodying iconic toys as they compete across three categories – highlighting floor performance, European runway, and duck walk – worth a grand total of $30,000.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 27 votes.

Legendary - S2E10

#9 - Ballroom 5000 (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Futuristic all-house productions find two iconic families embodying the evolution of vogue before battling across each of the five main elements for their final shot at the $100,000 grand prize.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 33 votes.

Legendary - S1E5

#8 - Remember the Times (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Ancient civilizations may rise and fall, but which House will last forever? This function throws it back to "old way" vogue for "March of the Mummies," where competitors emulate the performance style of their founding mothers. Next up, the Houses draw their swords, and push their bodies to the limit, to deliver unforgettable floor performances in "Warrior Guardians." Guest judge Kelly Osbourne shows some major ballroom love as an emotional battle between the bottom two Houses unfolds.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 55 votes.

Legendary - S3E6

#7 - Mission Impossiball (Season 3 - Episode 6)

The houses suit up to serve soft and sensual vogueing for a heist-themed ball before selecting one member to perform the original style of vogue.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 20 votes.

Legendary - S1E7

#6 - Capes & Tights (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Another Money Ball finds the Houses duking it out for $25,000, but this time, an evil band of supervillains threatens to snatch their cash at any moment. The Houses must defend their honor in: "Queen Titans," where runway meets vogue; "Elastic Fantastic," where angular arms and wavy hands reign supreme; "Super Fashionista," a best-dressed category that calls for unwavering confidence; and "Wonder Twin Power," where duos from each House step up to save the day. Model Winnie Harlow weighs in as the judges arm the Superior House with a fateful decision.

The episode was rated 8.54 from 46 votes.

Legendary - S3E10

#5 - Hip Hopera (Season 3 - Episode 10)

The remaining three houses head back to school for a playground-themed ball. Later, duos duckwalk and catwalk in a baton pass before one member struts down the runway while incorporating a hop, skip, and a jump.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 20 votes.

Legendary - S1E3

#4 - Circus Bezerkus (Season 1 - Episode 3)


The voguers unleash their inner freaks at the world's shadiest "Circus Bezerkus" ball, where cut-throat competition meets drama so infectious, it just might rub off on the judges. Be forewarned: this function is serving bone-chilling performances and holding no bars, and ballroom hall-of-famer Dominique Jackson's guest judge appearance is not one to be missed.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 67 votes.

Legendary - S3E8

#3 - Hot in the Shade (Season 3 - Episode 8)

It’s all fun in the sun until the houses throw shade in a beachy all-house performance before sending their sexiest sirens down the runway. Then, houses face off in a hand and arm control-focused challenge.

The episode was rated 8.57 from 23 votes.

Legendary - S2E3

#2 - Tinseltown (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Bringing Hollywood glamour and theatrics to the stage in a Tinseltown-themed ball, the eight remaining houses serve best dressed – and select one member to walk face – for their first shot at the “superior house” title.

The episode was rated 8.59 from 34 votes.

Legendary - S2E5

#1 - Pop-Tart (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Enter the vibrant world of pop art as the six remaining houses remix ballroom with hip hop before one stunner from each family steps onto the runway to walk sexy, magnetic, confident body.

The episode was rated 8.90 from 39 votes.

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