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Season 4 Episode 23 Streaming/Discussion Thread The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 476210

This week's episode is titled Equestria Games and is written by Dave Polsky The synopsis is:
Spike is elated when he’s given the honor of lighting the torch to open the Equestria Games. But when his nerves get the best of him, Spike goes to great lengths to prove he’s the heroic dragon others believe him to be.

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The episode will air Saturday at 10:30AM Eastern 7:30AM Pacific

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Anonymous 476273

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Less than a minute in and already Derpy butt all in your face. <3 Cynical mood lifted.

"Count to ten." This will obviously factor in later somehow. Will it be all the CMCs or just one?

FALSE PRINCESSES, WE MEET AGAIN. D:< But I'm still too high on Derpywubs to care much.

"The Great and Powerful Spike?!"

>green ones

Maybe you should save those for Rarity. :P

"Hello gorgeous." Dammit, obviously a ref but it's not clicking.

"And I can do it with my firebreath!" Tia's in for a surprise when she gets home.

Wait, Twilight was usually the only one not to bow to Tia.

And filling in as Derpy's VA this episode: Harpo Marx.

Jeez, these episodes are short enough already, why are they wasting so much time on Spike's deal?

…oh. (Yeah yeah, I was still working on my first coffee while watching.)

Pony version Interocitor salesman! And he's a grown-up Snails?

"Next you'll be wanting to put on a rock concert." "That's more Maud's thing."

Uh, Spike? Do I want to know why you packed bloomers?

The princesses are all too mortified to do anything! Someone remind me again why they're in charge. And isn't it the pegasi's job to clear the skies ahead of big events like this? Nice airtime for a wingless dragon though, Spike.


"Do me the great honor of lighting fireworks in my place tonight." GOOOOOD night everybody!

Looks like Luna had the same VA as Derpy this episode.

I could create a list of tweaks I'd think would improve the episode. Funny thing is that I only react that way to things I like, as if they somehow inspire me to want to dive in like that. So…nope, didn't hate this one. Even went back for a second viewing, which I haven't cared to do in a while.

And I've always digested the show morals with kid viewers in mind, and if they seem like they'd be effective or useful in that context. This one caught me off guard by hitting more personally.

Heavy Mole 476278

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Ha! Well whad'ya know. A great episode that was written by Dave Polsky and was about Spike.


"Too bad Ponyville doesn't have any ice archers competin'. As a sidelight, what the hell is an ice archer?"

Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 476281

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It was a very good episode for a spike episode, however i was super dissapointed tht it was a spike episode, it shoulda been a RD episode or even a twilight episode at least… That was like a 2 season build up… For a fucking spike episode, thatd be like if the best night ever was all about how spikes night NOT being at the Gala. Hopefully they would make another version of this like what they did with "games ponies play" and that other spike episode, showing two sides to the same event.

unfortunately the finale is nearing and its too late to un-spike this shit

7/10 for a spike episode
5/10 for the episode as part of the MLP:FIM story line

Nothing was gained, nothing was lost, nobody learned anything, and they completely wasted a plot milestone on a minor character.

And also being afraid of everything is fluttershy's gig, theyre starting to get the characters mixed up

Hopefully the finalé is good
but its a twilight vs. discord episode so basically its the same old shit they give us every week shoah/10 hasbro

Heavy Mole 476285

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I was a bit skeptical at first, but in the end I thought it was a great way to draw some strings together without trotting out another "Rainbow Dash proves herself to the Wonderbolts" type episode. Instead, Spike got some convincing characterization (hooray!) and a true badass moment, and the rest of the cast (it really was a full cast) weren't cardboard. It's probably one of the most unique episodes in the show.

Awesome !EELxu4rwJY 476289

There are more stuff happening in the backgrounds than the main focus morale, what a shame.

Anonymous 476294

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Yes, how awful that there has to be all this tedious story-telling. Someday pone will be refined and purified from its current agonizing 20 minutes to a 3-second statement of the moral with absolutely no story.

Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 476581

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Blehh i woulda rather saw another episode of the rainbow dash show then a "spike isnt totally useless" episode.

This is what i want from a spike episode:
>spike tells GOOD jokes
>spike gets somewhere with rarity
>spike grows a pair and tells everyone to fuck off

Tbh i liked the power ponies episode because the writers literally had spike describe himself as "useless" and "there for comic relief"

At least RD has some promising developement, spike is forever twilights negro slave though not as big of a plotless negro slave as applejack.

Heavy Mole 476591

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You know, people have been complaining about Spike's song in that episode… but that whole thing with the baby crying in the silence at the end, then Pinkie's "NAILED IT!!" is one of the funniest deliveries in the whole show.

Smokeydapon3!L9hT7oDU1E 476659

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I agree

Silver Strength!TwiDasH7n2 477126

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I love the attention to realistic Olympic detail.
>be Wonderbolts at big event, surrounded by beautiful eager fliers who look up to you from all over Equestria
>party all night, reveling in the heady atmosphere of booze/drugs/sex
>tired and perform like shit in the morning
look at Fleetfoot in that baton handoff
she's fukken bushed
and she barely scraped out parity with the amateurs.
Soarin' did okay (built a big ol' lead) probably because he's tired all the time.

Ranbo's team is too awkward for wild horsing around so they slept well and showed off their best. Take that, Gryphonia!

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