Fandoms are just drama generators as a whole... I have recently decided not to get engrossed in any fandom too much and just like what I want to like. The difference being here the entire episode is centralized aroun the fandom.
That is true, MLP is one of the last shows I ever thought I would get into. I like what I like too though, fandoms don't have to be circle jerks even if some especially some in the brony fandom may want that to be the case.