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Old January 26 2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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MLP:FiM S3E11 - "Just For Sidekicks" Grading & Discussion

Episode Title: "Just For Sidekicks"
Episode Air Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 / 10:30 AM EST, the HUB

SUMMARY:
"In an effort to get his hands on some gems, Spike decides to offer his pet-sitting services to Twilight and her friends, but after convincing them that he’s capable of such a task, he realizes too late that pet-sitting is more work than it seems."

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Alright, alright, alright! [/Matthew McConaughey impression]

We're back with a new episode, and this one seems to focus on Spike and the non-pony background characters affectionately known as "pets"! This one should be interesting, as it's taking a different course than what we've seen this season, or even last season for that matter, so I am curious to see how it will play out. Now, as always, you know the rules, but I will state them again: Talk about the episode as much as you want, but all spoilers must be in spoiler code! I usually say 3 PM EST, but I'm pushing it forward to 5 PM EST, because I've noticed some folks are unable to see the episode until later. That said, post away, my Bronies!
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Old January 26 2013, 05:54 AM   #2
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Re: MLP:FiM S3E11 - "Just For Sidekicks" Grading & Discussion

OBLIGATORY PONY POST. MLP SUBROUTINE ENABLED.

Mmm. Yeah. I just can't work up any enthusiasm for this one. Maybe it's because we've already done a Spike episode this season, or maybe I'm just getting burned out on the season 3 vibe. Whatever. Hopefully my lack of interest means I'll end up pleasantly surprised.
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Old January 26 2013, 09:08 AM   #3
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Re: MLP:FiM S3E11 - "Just For Sidekicks" Grading & Discussion

/me is apprehensive

The last two episodes I had lots of issues with, and one of those was a Spike episode (two Spike episodes and not a single Rarity-centric episode this season?). So, my enthusiasm is not high.

Although...

"In an effort to get his hands on some gems..." - is Spike playing the Gameloft game too?
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Old January 26 2013, 11:55 AM   #4
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(two Spike episodes and not a single Rarity-centric episode this season?)
I know, right?

EDIT: Due to still being awake because reasons, I'll likely be sleeping through this one live. I'll see you guys whenever I finally watch it...
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Old January 26 2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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Old January 26 2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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Old January 26 2013, 07:18 PM   #7
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This was the best episode in a while. Lots of fun moments.
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Old January 26 2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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Yay! New pony is always good!
I loved it.



All in all, a great episode, lots of fun, clever moments, so I easily give it an "A". It's not a grand adventure, but it is a fun ride.
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Old January 26 2013, 08:17 PM   #9
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Old January 26 2013, 09:04 PM   #10
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Season 1 esque and better than several previous ones, I loved it but Spike was pretty annoying in it, he should really have been turning to his greedy mode but didn't.

Either way very good with a lot of nods to previous episodes.
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Old January 26 2013, 10:53 PM   #11
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^I think Spike has started to mature. Also... I think his fear checks his greed now.
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Old January 26 2013, 11:37 PM   #12
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Decent. There was a lot of good continuity. But there was one seriously bad bit of continuity. It has been established for the past 2 seasons that gems are near worthless to ponies. Now they're considered viable currency? What happened to bits?
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Old January 27 2013, 02:16 AM   #13
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^When was it established that they're worthless?
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Old January 27 2013, 02:44 AM   #14
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A nice, little episode. I liked the way Dashie behaved and tried to hide her affection for Tank and the inclusion of the CMC. Also, my favourite pet, Opal, showed up and didn't disappoint.
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Old January 27 2013, 07:17 PM   #15
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Blushing Dashie is best Dashie.
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