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(Entertainment Weekly)   Will there be fighting and drunken recriminations, or just the usual love and tolerance at the Apple Family Reunion on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, 10:30 AM on the Hub?   (family-room.ew.com) divider line 40
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2012-12-22 11:56:50 PM
3 votes:

Skyfrog: One of the writers answered a question on Twitter earlier about the shooting stars and confirmed that they were indeed meant as a nod to Applejack's parents. So yes, Applejack, Big Macintosh and Applebloom are officially orphans. I really wish they had worked it into the episode more though, it was the perfect time. Even a short quiet scene with Applejack looking at a photo of her parents, or Applebloom becoming sad because she misses them.

Speaking of which Applebloom is so young so they must have died not that long ago, and it must have been some type of accident though I'm sure they will never go into detail about it, if it is ever mentioned on the show at all. Now we need to find out what the deal with Scootaloo is, does she even have a home let alone a family. Maybe the mysterious episode 8 will answer some questions.

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I'd have to bet they died just before Applejack got her cutie mark.

Applebloom had probably just been born (explaining why she wasn't out there to see AJ off to the big city), they died, and AJ farked off to Manehattan not wanting to be around the farm anymore, which sets up the whole story of the sonic rainboom leading her back home.
2012-12-22 05:32:52 PM
3 votes:

Wayne 985: Between the Survivor and My Little Pony threads, I'm beginning to lose faith in you people.


Outrageous Muff: Nothing says "I have zero masculinity" like watching a girl's cartoon show.


p the boiler: Is...is this like a real thread. Like people will make comments about my little pony and be serious? Holy fark.


Wayne 985: p the boiler: Is...is this like a real thread. Like people will make comments about my little pony and be serious? Holy fark.

Yeah, there was one last week that accumulated a few hundred replies, if I recall. A couple people got very angry when I laughed at it. This whole "Brony" thing is remarkably creepy to me.


It's funny how the same people come into MLP threads every week and say the exact same "WTF?", "You serious?", and retarded insults, like they're drawn to it like a moth to a light.
2012-12-22 11:54:07 PM
2 votes:

President Merkin Muffley: Pedophiles. Pedophiles everywhere.


Only after you show up.

/two weeks in a row with the same material. Shouldn't you be off somewhere buying candy and a van?
2012-12-22 11:39:16 PM
2 votes:
One of the writers answered a question on Twitter earlier about the shooting stars and confirmed that they were indeed meant as a nod to Applejack's parents. So yes, Applejack, Big Macintosh and Applebloom are officially orphans. I really wish they had worked it into the episode more though, it was the perfect time. Even a short quiet scene with Applejack looking at a photo of her parents, or Applebloom becoming sad because she misses them.

Speaking of which Applebloom is so young so they must have died not that long ago, and it must have been some type of accident though I'm sure they will never go into detail about it, if it is ever mentioned on the show at all. Now we need to find out what the deal with Scootaloo is, does she even have a home let alone a family. Maybe the mysterious episode 8 will answer some questions.

i50.tinypic.com
2012-12-22 10:33:19 PM
2 votes:
I know you are trolling (badly) but I'd still love to hear an explanation as to how watching a cartoon about ponies and talking about the show with other adults satisfies some perverts attraction to human children. Does watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Adventure Time also make people pedophiles? Of course there is no rational explanation. There are so many other way one could make fun of someone for watching a cartoon, but going with the pedophile thing is just retarded. If you must desperately cry out for attention at least put a little effort into it.

i.imgur.com
2012-12-22 07:41:51 PM
2 votes:

Hand Banana: Ok, that wasn't one of my favorite episodes. In fact I think it's my least favorite of the series. "Let's see how many southern hick stereotypes we can cram in one episode! Let's do a few dozen denture jokes too, that never gets old!" Ugh. Everypony hated how Applejack was pushing them all too hard with the activities but then they all have a great time building a barn? Once again Applejack's episode is stolen by a background pony (first Derpy now Babs) and she finally gets a solo song and it was terrible. Maybe we shouldn't do any more Applejack episodes...she's great as the straight pony to all the others but on her own not so great. They even ended it with a Dear Princess Celestia letter, I thought we had moved past those.

Also Spike is now a cigarette lighter, and the fiddle playing country version of Octavia returns. I guess this episode also settles the question of whether Applejack's parents are dead or not.


Not in my top ten either, but it wasn't that bad. I was glad to see Celestia get a letter for the first time this season. Yes, she told them not to bother writing unless they'd learned something, so they don't have to write, but it's a pretty timely lesson for the holidays.

Come to think of it, it's a more important lesson for parents to learn than the target audience. Grandma can barely taste anymore, just be thankful she's here (or you're there) for the Thanksgiving/Christmas turkey/ham/prime rib or whatever it is you're having... because she is. The kids don't care, it's omgCANDY and omgPRESENTS! That leaves the adults in the room, and in many families they spend half the holiday season bickering about whether the decorations were done right, who's spending too much time watching football, who's wasting time fussing over things that don't even matter, whether so-and-so's a biatch for showing up to the Joneses' party but not our party, why you parked now instead of going for one more circle around the lot to park three spaces closer...
2012-12-22 11:14:32 AM
2 votes:
I still don't watch but after asking about the phenomenon, and getting well thought out and respectful answers, I appreciate this community a great deal.  Have fun with today's episode folks.
2012-12-22 10:18:30 AM
2 votes:

Wayne 985: p the boiler: Is...is this like a real thread. Like people will make comments about my little pony and be serious? Holy fark.

Yeah, there was one last week that accumulated a few hundred replies, if I recall. A couple people got very angry when I laughed at it. This whole "Brony" thing is remarkably creepy to me.


I suppose you could not be in the MLP threads if you find it so disagreeable.
2012-12-22 10:10:12 AM
2 votes:

Wayne 985: p the boiler: Is...is this like a real thread. Like people will make comments about my little pony and be serious? Holy fark.

Yeah, there was one last week that accumulated a few hundred replies, if I recall. A couple people got very angry when I laughed at it. This whole "Brony" thing is remarkably creepy to me.


I do not disagree, as far as the crazy, hardcore fans go. Of course, the same can be said about the creepy, hardcore fans of anything.

As far as the episode... I can only hope the opening involves Doctor Whooves' TARDIS materializing in a ball of fire, with Tennant pony stumbling out to regenerate into Matt Smith pony, because it wouldn't be an Applejack episode unless she's overshadowed by a background character.
2012-12-24 12:17:24 AM
1 votes:
Fluttershy gets her episode this season, to be titled:

fc02.deviantart.net
2012-12-23 02:27:27 AM
1 votes:
Neat to get confirmation on the parents, but I think the real best things about the episode had to be young! Granny Smith and Baby Applejack.

And I guess it's nice that they tossed in Uncle Strudel from Family Appreciation Day as well...I love the continuity.

Song was weak, though...Racist Barn indeed.
2012-12-23 02:07:41 AM
1 votes:

fickenchucker: Pedophiles.

Barns and barns full of pony-fellating pedophiles.


President Merkin Muffley: Pedophiles. Pedophiles everywhere.


Says the ones who think about molesting children when they see people enjoying a cartoon.
2012-12-23 12:48:10 AM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: FirstNationalBastard: Skyfrog: One of the writers answered a question on Twitter earlier about the shooting stars and confirmed that they were indeed meant as a nod to Applejack's parents. So yes, Applejack, Big Macintosh and Applebloom are officially orphans. I really wish they had worked it into the episode more though, it was the perfect time. Even a short quiet scene with Applejack looking at a photo of her parents, or Applebloom becoming sad because she misses them.

Speaking of which Applebloom is so young so they must have died not that long ago, and it must have been some type of accident though I'm sure they will never go into detail about it, if it is ever mentioned on the show at all. Now we need to find out what the deal with Scootaloo is, does she even have a home let alone a family. Maybe the mysterious episode 8 will answer some questions.

[i50.tinypic.com image 600x316]

I'd have to bet they died just before Applejack got her cutie mark.

Applebloom had probably just been born (explaining why she wasn't out there to see AJ off to the big city), they died, and AJ farked off to Manehattan not wanting to be around the farm anymore, which sets up the whole story of the sonic rainboom leading her back home.

That makes all the sense
I like it


Agreed, that works out remarkably well. I'm making that my personal canon for the situation.
2012-12-23 12:32:13 AM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Skyfrog: One of the writers answered a question on Twitter earlier about the shooting stars and confirmed that they were indeed meant as a nod to Applejack's parents. So yes, Applejack, Big Macintosh and Applebloom are officially orphans. I really wish they had worked it into the episode more though, it was the perfect time. Even a short quiet scene with Applejack looking at a photo of her parents, or Applebloom becoming sad because she misses them.

Speaking of which Applebloom is so young so they must have died not that long ago, and it must have been some type of accident though I'm sure they will never go into detail about it, if it is ever mentioned on the show at all. Now we need to find out what the deal with Scootaloo is, does she even have a home let alone a family. Maybe the mysterious episode 8 will answer some questions.

[i50.tinypic.com image 600x316]

I'd have to bet they died just before Applejack got her cutie mark.

Applebloom had probably just been born (explaining why she wasn't out there to see AJ off to the big city), they died, and AJ farked off to Manehattan not wanting to be around the farm anymore, which sets up the whole story of the sonic rainboom leading her back home.


That makes all the sense
I like it
2012-12-22 11:55:42 PM
1 votes:

President Merkin Muffley: Pedophiles. Pedophiles everywhere.


Okay, seriously. Is this some kind of meta-trolling where you use intentionally weak troll fu to piss off the people who've already asked the other trolls to up their game?

You're getting a 1/10 regardless, but I'm still curious.
2012-12-22 11:19:21 PM
1 votes:

fickenchucker: Pedophiles.

Barns and barns full of pony-fellating pedophiles.


Ya know, I aren't a pony fan but I just set you on fire with a huge can of gasoline and a Zippo and a strategic bit of timing concerning fuel vapor/air mixing.

You're nasty. Have a nice time frying, ya mean person.
2012-12-22 10:07:54 PM
1 votes:
Pedophiles.

Barns and barns full of pony-fellating pedophiles.
2012-12-22 07:57:41 PM
1 votes:

Olympic Trolling Judge: Hand Banana: I forgot to mention it before but what was Bon Bon, Lyra, Cloud Chaser and that pegasus from Wonderbolt Academy doing at the reunion? I know Bon Bon is a bit insane and feels the need to be in every single crowd scene, I figure she just crashed the reunion. No idea why the others are there though.

Maybe the Apple family is just that freaking big. I bet if you go far enough out, you'd find donkeys, zebras, griffons, humans, Princess Cadence,...

No Bon-Bon, though. She was totally crashing.


Well that explains Lyra.
2012-12-22 07:52:22 PM
1 votes:

Hand Banana: I forgot to mention it before but what was Bon Bon, Lyra, Cloud Chaser and that pegasus from Wonderbolt Academy doing at the reunion? I know Bon Bon is a bit insane and feels the need to be in every single crowd scene, I figure she just crashed the reunion. No idea why the others are there though.


Maybe the Apple family is just that freaking big. I bet if you go far enough out, you'd find donkeys, zebras, griffons, humans, Princess Cadence,...

No Bon-Bon, though. She was totally crashing.
2012-12-22 07:38:56 PM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Hand Banana: Ok, that wasn't one of my favorite episodes. In fact I think it's my least favorite of the series. "Let's see how many southern hick stereotypes we can cram in one episode! Let's do a few dozen denture jokes too, that never gets old!" Ugh. Everypony hated how Applejack was pushing them all too hard with the activities but then they all have a great time building a barn? Once again Applejack's episode is stolen by a background pony (first Derpy now Babs) and she finally gets a solo song and it was terrible. Maybe we shouldn't do any more Applejack episodes...she's great as the straight pony to all the others but on her own not so great. They even ended it with a Dear Princess Celestia letter, I thought we had moved past those.

Also Spike is now a cigarette lighter, and the fiddle playing country version of Octavia returns. I guess this episode also settles the question of whether Applejack's parents are dead or not.

Well, as a part time country hick, I enjoyed the heck out of this episode.


Oh I have nothing against being country, but I think they overdo it with Applejack. Every episode about her doesn't have to be about barns and rodeos and square dances and farming does it?

I forgot to mention it before but what was Bon Bon, Lyra, Cloud Chaser and that pegasus from Wonderbolt Academy doing at the reunion? I know Bon Bon is a bit insane and feels the need to be in every single crowd scene, I figure she just crashed the reunion. No idea why the others are there though.
2012-12-22 07:25:59 PM
1 votes:

Hand Banana: Ok, that wasn't one of my favorite episodes. In fact I think it's my least favorite of the series. "Let's see how many southern hick stereotypes we can cram in one episode! Let's do a few dozen denture jokes too, that never gets old!" Ugh. Everypony hated how Applejack was pushing them all too hard with the activities but then they all have a great time building a barn? Once again Applejack's episode is stolen by a background pony (first Derpy now Babs) and she finally gets a solo song and it was terrible. Maybe we shouldn't do any more Applejack episodes...she's great as the straight pony to all the others but on her own not so great. They even ended it with a Dear Princess Celestia letter, I thought we had moved past those.

Also Spike is now a cigarette lighter, and the fiddle playing country version of Octavia returns. I guess this episode also settles the question of whether Applejack's parents are dead or not.


Well, as a part time country hick, I enjoyed the heck out of this episode.
2012-12-22 06:34:37 PM
1 votes:

Twilight Farkle: Rabbid_Squirrel: Hey, AJ, think you can make the obstacle course easier? Not everypony is a second place rodeo athlete.

/now I feel bad

"We got the whole family together this time 'round. Who knows if they'll all be able to make the next one?"

Way to rub it in, Granny, just before Applejack's parents make their cameo appearance at 5:30.

/now we all feel bad.


i3.kym-cdn.com
;_;
/hot like my feels
2012-12-22 05:54:44 PM
1 votes:

Outrageous Muff: Nothing says "I have zero masculinity" like watching a girl's cartoon show.


I think the trolls look forward to these weekly threads more than the fans.
2012-12-22 05:39:33 PM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Letter to Celestia!
[Fluttershy]
Yay!
[/fluttershy]


Dear Princess Celestia,

I learned somethin' this time!

-- Applejack
2012-12-22 03:14:30 PM
1 votes:
Actually, maybe Derpy did appear in the episode; she just didn't say anything. At 7:36, while Rainbow Dash whistles innocently, she never actually touches the cloud to induce the lightning strike, and the sound effect is the same as the one from "The Last Roundup"...
2012-12-22 12:25:46 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: So, does this episode date the beginning of the series as 100 moons ago, since Twilight Sparkle came to town during the middle of an Apple Family Reunion?


I think the entire apple family had come to ponyville help Sweet Apple Acres with the summer sun festival, since they were in charge of the food.

And unless a "Moon" is something other than a month, it's more then the 3 years it's been since the show started,

100\12

o.0

Don't confuse me with your fancy mathamatics!!!
2012-12-22 12:20:54 PM
1 votes:

Counter_Intelligent: Is 100 moons 100 nights, or 100 months?


I don't know.

Perhaps the answers are in the Racist Barn.
2012-12-22 11:56:10 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

Hey, at least Derpy made an appearance! (Rather like Octavia, she's just looking a little different these days.)
2012-12-22 11:25:56 AM
1 votes:

Captain Steroid: Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to prank all of Ponyville with Pinkie Pie, and then get chased out of town by an angry mob. :P


That reminds me. I rolled a romantic date with Sapphire Shores that resulted in a hunting trip to the Everfree Forest. Seems like a few critical links are missing in that chain of events.

/yada yada yada, Equestria declared war on NATO, blah blah blah, George Clooney got spider powers, and now you know the rest of the story.
2012-12-22 11:19:42 AM
1 votes:

Counter_Intelligent: Gettin covered in glitter must be some kind of fetish.


But is it the type of glitter Rarity makes her emergency edible boots out of?
2012-12-22 11:02:35 AM
1 votes:
Racist barn, racist barn, 1 2 3 4

Anyone else hear it that way?
2012-12-22 10:53:53 AM
1 votes:
I hope they manage to at least give Big Mac a few lines. He's comedy gold.
2012-12-22 10:41:17 AM
1 votes:

p the boiler: Is...is this like a real thread. Like people will make comments about my little pony and be serious? Holy fark.


These threads have been going on for weeks. Pay attention or stop trolling.
2012-12-22 10:30:04 AM
1 votes:
i1182.photobucket.com
2012-12-22 10:19:13 AM
1 votes:
Granny Smith FTW.

That is all.
2012-12-22 10:00:37 AM
1 votes:

p the boiler: Is...is this like a real thread. Like people will make comments about my little pony and be serious? Holy fark.


Yeah, there was one last week that accumulated a few hundred replies, if I recall. A couple people got very angry when I laughed at it. This whole "Brony" thing is remarkably creepy to me.
2012-12-22 09:56:59 AM
1 votes:
Is...is this like a real thread. Like people will make comments about my little pony and be serious? Holy fark.
2012-12-22 09:46:37 AM
1 votes:
Nothing says "I have zero masculinity" like watching a girl's cartoon show.
2012-12-22 09:42:56 AM
1 votes:

Wayne 985: Between the Survivor and My Little Pony threads, I'm beginning to lose faith in you people.


...beginning? Like, just now?

You've never been to the Politics tab, have you?
2012-12-22 09:40:31 AM
1 votes:
Between the Survivor and My Little Pony threads, I'm beginning to lose faith in you people.
 
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