Hello, fillies and gentlecolts, and welcome back to RHYTHM RED’S RADTASTICAL REVIEWS!!!
Today, we’re gonna be talking about the latest episode, Fake It Till You Make It!
We get a nice smooth intro: Fluttershy having a tea party with her animals. Nice and relaxing... until Rarity shows up.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!