S01 E05: “Griffon the Brush-Off”Yes, these reviews are still a thing! I really would like to get them out more often than I have, but the instant I get to my weekend, I’m well and truly wiped out. Maybe I should start doing them in batches or something. Anyways! Enough complainifying, you’re here for semi-insightful MLP analysis! And lemme tell you, this episode just may have ended up being a game-changer…okay, it’s a game-changer, at least character-wise. In what ways, you ask? Well the answers lie below the fold…
What I Liked
…Especially since sometimes Pinkie Pie just might be trying to tell you something important. See that shit? It’s character development! Now spare some for Rarity’s one-note ass and we might have ourselves a proper cast.
Nice to see that Pinkie Pie actually gives a shit if her antics might cause someone harm or not. The likability just keeps on coming! Weird.
“…The hell did this come from?”
And that’s how Rarity got addicted to Pony Cocaine.
See! I knew she was being all lazy and shit in the pilot! Writing it herself would have been faster, what the hell, Twilight?
So apparently Pinkie Pie draws the line at pulling pranks on Fluttershy because she’s “too sensitive”, but betraying her partners for the lulz? A-OK
Also, Fluttershy got all them bitches fooled, she crazy as hell behind closed doors, watch.
So after Pinkie Pie is Griffin the Brush-Off by Dash and Gilda (GET IT?), she catches up to them later, as promised. She uses a trampoline and a flying contraption which we have never seen in her possession which, like the Hinden-Peter, begs a certain question:
What I Hated
SO MUCH ATTEMPTED MURDER, YOU GUYS
What the Fuck
This is an awful lot of goddamn stalking just to pull off a prank. What exactly is your day job anyway, Pinkie Pie? There aren’t always parties going on. What do you do? How do you pay your pony rent?
“You think that this is the worst thing that can happen to you, Spike? Oh, no. This is how it starts.”
What I Think of the Main Characters
Twilight Sparkle: She kind of annoyed me in this one by blowing off Pinkie Pie’s concerns that Gilda might be something of a cunt. Fortunately she apologized at the end of the episode, so it’s all good.
Applejack: Still my fave, but she didn’t have much to do in this one. But she JUST GOT a spotlight episode, so who cares?
Rainbow Dash: Much improved! She’s actually a lot more considerate and personable than she was in the last few episodes. No longer hated…for now.
Rarity: Snorts some Pony Blow.
Fluttershy: She’s capable of ANGER, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES
Pinkie Pie: Is actually LIKED! I like her now. She’s annoying, but she means well and she goes out of her way to see the best in people, even to the point where she can no longer deny that they fucking suck. Way to go Pinkie Pie, don’t fuck it up.
That’s it for this episode! Thanks for reading the blog, and see you next time!