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S8 E4: Fake It Till You Make It

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Hello, fillies and gentlecolts, and welcome back to RHYTHM RED’S RADTASTICAL REVIEWS!!! :love: 

Today, we’re gonna be talking about the latest episode, Fake It Till You Make It! 

Let’s go! :D 

 

We get a nice smooth intro: Fluttershy having a tea party with her animals. Nice and relaxing... until Rarity shows up. :P 

We are immediately told what the episode will be about: Fluttershy taking over at Rarity For You. Quite an interesting idea for an episode! The fact that Fluttershy is literally the LAST pony Rarity would ask is a pretty funny way to introduce the episode’s conflict.

Fast forward to Manehattan, and we see Fluttershy struggling to understand all of Rarity’s crazy fashion stuff (I’m with you, Fluttershy, it confuses me too!). After Rarity shows Fluttershy how to make a sale, she leaves, and Fluttershy gets her first customer. Of course, she isn’t confident in herself, so, with some help from the raccoons, she decides it’s time to play dress up!

Fluttershy’s first costume is a snobby fashion salespony. It’s nothing too crazy yet, and it actually gets the job done well, giving Fluttershy a massive confidence boost. She then starts making sales left and right!

...Until teenager pony comes along. Fluttershy’s snob costume doesn’t work on teenagers, so she decides to change into a “teenager” herself. Next, we get the funniest part of the whole episode.

”highkey, savage, lit, squad...” 

I love that part sooooo much.

Aaaaaanyway, next we get a goth costume, which is just as funny. Fluttershy, you should be an actor. :P 

But of course, she gets carried away with all this acting, and starts to become rude! *gasp* Rarity would not approve! 

After being called “rodents” (not cool, Fluttershy!) the raccoons find the rest of the mane six and spike, and ask for their help. I’m curious, how did three raccoons make it from Manehattan to Ponyville in such a short time? And I thought the mane six were all gonna be busy that day...?

They all go to manehattan and see that Fluttershy is out of control. They fail to help her, and Fluttershy’s actions begin to turn customers away! 

Of course, the answer is to head to Canterlot (once again, how are they traveling so fast?) and get Rarity. Rarity goes back to the shop and makes Fluttershy snap out of it (by firing her characters, which was kinda funny), and somehow, she just goes back to normal immediately. Seems a little rushed to me, but whatever. :P 

Fluttershy apologizes, the mane six talk about Fluttershy’s acting skills (10/10 by the way, amazing performance), and Rarity gets inspiration for a new dress, which Fluttershy models. The episode ends with Fluttershy sticking up for Rarity when a fashion pony makes a negative comment.

 

So, that’s my thoughts on the episode! But let’s have a look at the negatives...

1. TELEPORTING RACCOONS. WHAT THE HECK?:

In other words, the travel times were awful short. That’s pretty unrealistic, if you ask me. :P 

2. Fluttershy got way too caught up in acting:

This also seems unrealistic. Is it possible to get so caught up in a certain character that you forget you’re acting? Doesn’t make sense to me.

3. The ending felt rushed:

”I’m gonna fire your characters, that will fix everything!” Doesn’t make a lot of sense, either. This kinda ties in with number two.

 

However, despite some of the episode being a little unrealistic, overall there were plenty of laughs. (And I love to laugh!)

So overall, I’d give it a 7/10! Like I said, some things were unrealistic, exaggerated, or rushed, but that’s likely because the episode needed to be wrapped up within about 22 minutes. And other than those things, I think the episode was quite funny. 

 

Thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you all next Saturday with another RHYTHM RED’S RADTASTICAL REVIEWS!!! :love:

 

 

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I agree with you for the most parts, I'm also starting to get a little annoyed of how many episodes ends with the ponies laughing as if it resolved all the problems. And Fluttershy seems awfully out of character in this episode. I did laugh at some of the jokes in the episode, so that's pretty good. Also I will admit I cringe a little every time Fluttershy said something like "woke". :sunny: 

I would rate the episode 5.5/10. :)

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@Wannabrony A LOT of episodes end with laughing. That’s something I’ve noticed recently. :adorkable: 

And I agree with you on Fluttershy being kinda out of character, though she acted in a similar way after Iron Will’s lesson way back.

I thought the teen slang was funny rather than cringy, myself. :P I find it cringy when tv shows use slang to make them ‘cool’ (like when Nickelodeon had dabbing and the word ‘lit’ in a few of their shows), but I find it funny when they make fun of the slang. I think MLP was making fun of it, personally. ;) Though when people say that stuff in real life I cringe like crazy. :P 

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I didn't like it as much as the first three episodes of the season. There were moments I liked (the raccoons were funny, and I agree on Fluttershy's acting being brilliant). But there was something missing to me, it wasn't as funny or dramatic as it could have been, I found it a little mediocre. The episode reminded me a lot of "Putting Your Hoof Down" which I thought was better. I liked Rarity asking everypony else before Fluttershy too – it was actually a brilliant choice by the writer, as it answers the question of why she picked Fluttershy of all ponies (compared to "Honest Apple" where she should have known Applejack judging fashion wouldn't be a good choice :please:). Was I the only one who felt Rarity said "darling" a lot? According to the transcript, she said it nine times but it felt like a lot more. :lol: I'd rate it 7.5/10, far from my favorite but not my least favorite episode either. 

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@Tacodidra I also found it to be very similar to Putting Your Hoof Down, and I agree that that episode did it better. ;) 

Yeah, I agree. It was a really good, not to mention funny, way to show why she picked Fluttershy. :) 

I’ve grown so used to Rarity saying darling that I don’t notice it anymore.:please:

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Here are the problems i have with season 8 episode 4.
Its clear in the art of the dress episode fluttershy is good at sewing enough to finish raritys gala dress and now in that episode that is thrown away for a cheap gag.
Both rarity and fluttershy are bitches in this episode.
Maude makes a appearance.
They recycle ponys from previous scenes in the shop for no reason.
Fluttershys actions are not punished in the episode.

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@Amys-pmvs Wait... did you list Maud making an appearance as a BAD thing?! :blink: 

Fluttershy’s actions don’t necessarily need to be punished in my opinion, she only did what she thought was right, and got carried away while doing it. The mane six and the raccoons could have been a little more upset, but this is Fluttershy we’re talkikg about, that would probably really hurt her feelings.

 

@Moondancer is best What do you mean by that? :ooh:

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50 minutes ago, Rhythm Red said:

@Amys-pmvs Wait... did you list Maud making an appearance as a BAD thing?! :blink: 

Fluttershy’s actions don’t necessarily need to be punished in my opinion, she only did what she thought was right, and got carried away while doing it. The mane six and the raccoons could have been a little more upset, but this is Fluttershy we’re talkikg about, that would probably really hurt her feelings.

 

@Moondancer is best What do you mean by that? :ooh:

Because the fandom is getting angry in this season

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Sorry but there like the Flintstones, they think there funny by makeing rock and stick puns but guess what like the Flintstones there not funny there cringy and make me wanna punch the screen

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I really loved Fluttershy's alternate personalities she uses on the customers, and I was most amused with her stereotypical goth persona. :yay:

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