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Old January 11 2014, 05:19 PM   #16
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E09 - "Pinkie Apple Pie" - Grading & Discussion

Yup, GD has Pinie's hair style and her physics breaking abilities, yet a lot of fans are screaming about ambiguity and that it "went nowhere". I sense that they weren't really watching it.
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Old January 11 2014, 06:32 PM   #17
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E09 - "Pinkie Apple Pie" - Grading & Discussion

It was a family road trip, of course it went somewhere!
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Old January 11 2014, 09:18 PM   #18
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E09 - "Pinkie Apple Pie" - Grading & Discussion

Briddy gud episode, 8/10. Would watch again. Which I guess is a "B?"

The show staff were very cruel to small animals this week. A fish, a duck, and a sap-encrusted squirrel all suffered and probably died horribly. Okay.
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Old January 11 2014, 09:53 PM   #19
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E09 - "Pinkie Apple Pie" - Grading & Discussion

The Duck was fine, it flew past them as they went over the waterfall, still wearing the wheel. Oddly enough we never saw the eagle again after that...
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Old January 11 2014, 10:03 PM   #20
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E09 - "Pinkie Apple Pie" - Grading & Discussion

The eagle fought the duck and the duck won.
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Old January 11 2014, 10:11 PM   #21
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E09 - "Pinkie Apple Pie" - Grading & Discussion

I loved this episode! Firstly, the song was great. Definitely worth waiting for. I love the folk style used on the show, and the song embodies all that is great about the Apple family. Loved the wagon breaking down, loved Pinkie Pie's exuberant picture taking (say "terrifying!" *click*), and there was a nice little gem there where Applejack asked when Pinkie had the time to make a scrapbook, to which Pinkie replies, "when it comes to family, you make the time." I feel that's a wonderful sentiment, and glad to see it expressed in the episode.

I did catch that Goldie had some of Pinkie's mannerisms, and her penchant to bend the laws of physics at any given moment. I giggled at the dust cat scene, and I'm pretty sure that toward the end, when they were leaving Goldie's, that I saw Lil Bub as one of the cats.

On a side note, for some reason when I saw the note on Goldie's door, my thoughts went immediately to that scene in National Lampoon's Vacation (where they're in Flagstaff, AZ), so take that for what you will.

Anyway, wonderful episode, full of great moments. It's a great little slice of life episode (which are my favorites). It gets an "A" from me.
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Old January 11 2014, 11:52 PM   #22
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I guess I'm not the only one thinking of the Vacation movies.
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Old January 12 2014, 02:19 AM   #23
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A weaker episode than the last ones I felt. It lacked some real tension or issue. But the song was great and it was kinda fun with all the side gags so I voted B.
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Old January 12 2014, 02:22 AM   #24
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E09 - "Pinkie Apple Pie" - Grading & Discussion

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I guess I'm not the only one thinking of the Vacation movies.
There will be a direct reference eventually. I'm just watching for it.

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A weaker episode than the last ones I felt. It lacked some real tension or issue. But the song was great and it was kinda fun with all the side gags so I voted B.
Yeah, but I think this was supposed to be a breezy episode. The more recent ones have been a bit tension heavy, and I think they don't want to load too much on the younger viewers all at once.
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Re: MLP:FiM S4E09 - "Pinkie Apple Pie" - Grading & Discussion

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A weaker episode than the last ones I felt. It lacked some real tension or issue.
I think they got started on the family in-fighting too late in the story for it to be really effective (seriously, it doesn't even begin to kick in until the halfway mark), and Pinkie was mostly used for gags and cuteness without any kind of story to go with it. Given her personality, she could have tried intervening in the Apple squabbles, seeing it as her duty to keep everyone happy, only to make things worse before coming to the realization that honesty and openness are how the Apples work out their problems. There's an arc, some development, and she learns its okay for families to have different ways of expressing themselves.

Still, it was a super-funny and happy episode, which atones plenty for any sins.

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But the song was great.
It's easily the best of the season so far, and I'd shortlist it as one of the four or five best songs the show has ever done. (And it was a great choice to preview at SDCC last year.) It's funny that Ingram himself doesn't seem to think as much of it:



To slightly misquote Stephen King, this just proves that artists are often the worst judges of their own work.
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Old January 12 2014, 05:58 AM   #26
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Fun episode. The song pushed from a B to a A- for me.
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The only thing more worrying than Pinkie taking photos of Big Mac's plot is that right beside that photo, is a lock of Applejack's hair.

Pinkie just reached a new level of creepy.
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Old January 13 2014, 12:57 AM   #28
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Given her personality, she could have tried intervening in the Apple squabbles, seeing it as her duty to keep everyone happy, only to make things worse before coming to the realization that honesty and openness are how the Apples work out their problems. There's an arc, some development, and she learns its okay for families to have different ways of expressing themselves.
I thought that was what happened, but the other way around? The Apples were obsessed with seeming like a "perfect" family, when in reality Pinkie has such a good-natured and positive view of life that to her people who are able to scream and argue at each other and a moment later be friends again are the best kind of family because they trust and believe in each other despite not always getting along.

It wasn't so much character development as showing a part of her personality that we don't get to see that often if ever.

At least they should be glad Twilight wasn't around...
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Old January 13 2014, 01:05 AM   #29
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Yeah, Pinkie might hate arguing with other ponies, but she knows that everypony argues sometimes. And she knows it happens in families. I'm sure she had some dragon-sized squabbles with her parents when she decided to go to Ponyville.
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And it's not like she's ever been angry at Applejack before, because someone broke a Pinkie Promise...
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