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S01:E04 - Applebuck Season

  

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When I first got into the show and binge watched the first ten episodes, this was instantly one of my favorite episodes. It also helped me choose my favorite pony from the mane six, Applejack, and even got me to love the entire family at Sweet Apple Acres! :smug:

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This one's funny too! It kinda slows down a bit when Twilight's lecturing Applejack, but it's also packed with jokes and energy. There's a few too many lame puns, and the animation ain't quite there yet, but this one's a lot of fun. I still really like how this show humorously exaggerates the characters' flaws while still throwing in a few lines which make it easy to understand the character's mindset. More importantly, there's a bunch of really creative slapstick scenes. Gotta love the catapult, for instance, not to mention Pinkie's general absurdity. Fun episode. 

Score:
Entertainment: 8/10
Characters: 8/10
Themes: 7/10
Story: 7/10

Overall: 75/100

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Random thoughts...

 

#1: Cows having a Wisconsin accent is adorable.

-But this does make me start to wonder in the show about how many of these darn animals can talk... I mean we see a mule talk later...

-Hehe... Single Hoovefidly.

-The ponies in ponyville are just as freaked out by the bunny stampeed as the cows..

 

#2: Twilight being interrupted is golden.

#3: Drunk Applejack is great... I mean tired Applejack...

- As a person who has went without sleep for a VERY long time.. even having auditory helocinations. I can say I was never quite that bad...

#4: I'm starting to think that all ponies have the ability to levitate things.. and that it just only works on specific things for earth ponies/pegasus... Those apples are crazy accurate when kicked off trees.

#5: BigMac actually has a perfectly good two sided discussion in this. I kind of wonder when the makes actually got to the point where he was basically going to answer is yes and no.

#6: The face planting joke for Applejack trying to launch Dash is pretty funny.. but....

-- Applejack and Dash Ignore the law of Conservation of Energy.....

--- Dash should get no more energy from Applejack falling then applejack imparts to the surface she hits...

In other words. Dash should have been launched no higher then Applejack fell from (Adjusting for weight) I mean... Unless applejack is made out of freaken dark matter or something.....

OR... Rainbow Dash might be comprised of something much lighter then we think... This would support my theary that Pegasus don't weight all that much, and are maybe filled with some kind of lighter then air gas... Like some kind of horse meat Zepplin.....

 

#7: Horses... And all equine in fact. Lack the ability to throw up.

#8: Upright sleeping applejac is adorable with her little neighs when snoring.

 

Twilight: Your applebucking hasn't just caused you problems. It's over-propelled a pegasus, practically poisoned plenty of ponies, and terrorized bushels of brand-new bouncing baby bunnies.

What exactly IS In a zoo in Equestira? 

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this episode was super funny! i felt bad though, because applejack obviously needed the help, but her pride wouldn't let her ask. i hope in future episode's she learns to rely on her friends more! :)

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This episode kind of bugged me in that Twilight seemed to be the only one to notice that Applejack needed help.

Also, the earthworms were baked alive. Given what we see later with other bugs, butterflies at least, that’s rather horrifying...and kind of hilarious in a morbid way. :lol:

I think it was mentioned above, but Twilight’s ability to pick so many apples at once was pretty amazing. It didn’t seem to take much effort from her either.

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Just watched this lastnight for the first time, definitely one of the more humorous episodes so far :D My favorite part was when Rainbow Dash was trying to get launched into the air and Applejack was just... not doing a very good job. Definitely got some laughs out of me.

Applejack is certainly stubborn, but thank goodness she finally let everyone help. It all worked out for the best.

On 5/1/2018 at 11:31 PM, Meushell said:

Also, the earthworms were baked alive. Given what we see later with other bugs, butterflies at least, that’s rather horrifying...and kind of hilarious in a morbid way. :lol:

Oh my god I thought the same thing! Those muffins were just... bleghhh. XD Nasty. :eww:

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This episode was okay. It had a much better sense of humor than the previous episodes, but it relied too much on "wow look at how crazy Applejack's getting" jokes. It was funny at first, but by the time it got to Fluttershy's bunny census, it got old. Also, the episode really dragged whenever Twilight went to talk to Applejack. Their interactions were all the same with Twilight saying Applejack should get help and Applejack saying she didn't need it.

That said, there were some pretty funny jokes like the entire scene where Applejack gets her award and the catapult scene had some good slapstick.

Score: 5/10

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I liked this episode. Twilight can pick a lot of apples at once. :o

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24 minutes ago, HappyCloud said:

I liked this episode. Twilight can pick a lot of apples at once. :o

Well yeah. While the moral is that you should allow your friends to help you, it probably doesn't hurt that Twi is *insanely* overpowered, even by unicorn standards.  All the mane 6 are, of course, but Twi is overpowered even by that standard.

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Good episode and also all the ponies get food poisoning which is interesting.

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Ah, a classic episode...

I found that there was a good balance of humour, accompanied by a decent moral. Applejack got a fair bit of character here, in addition to several others. I especially enjoyed the gag where Twilight was constantly being interrupted while making her speech and ended up giving up. A few parts of the episode dragged a little, but the vast majority of it was very enjoyable. It was also interesting to see Big Mac here, as he spoke quite a bit here, in contrast to several future episodes. I will admit one more thing though. The concoction that Applejack and Pinkie Pie cooked up, was absolutely disgusting, but I love it :mlp_please:.

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Great episode It also introduces Winona for the first time which is adorable.

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This was the very first episode I watched and made me think Mayor Mare is an important character of the show because she made very many appearances there. How wrong I was.

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This episode is really boring. The first act is fun, but the rest of the episode just drags on and on. It's clear that Applejack will keep denying help from Twilight and keep making things worse until the end. There are no subversions along the way and after the awards ceremony, the jokes get a lot worse. 

If it wasn't for the first act, this would be a bad episode, but because of it, it's just barely in weak territory.

Score: 4/10

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By far the funniest episode of the first half.

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This episode planted the seeds for Amy Keating Rogers to become my favorite writer on the show.

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This episode is okay. It has Rainbow Dash and she makes her cute "so awesome" face and then glare later, plus her fondness for trying out some new tricks and spins. I enjoy her enthusiasm. As for the rest, it helps us get to know both Applejack and Twilight as characters a bit more. On some recent repeat runs while I'm listening as background noise more than watching, it just a tad odd that Applejack is so stubborn at refusing help after the preceding episode, Ticket Master, shows her thankful for Twilight's help and annoyance at Rainbow's refusal. But then, I guess we could chalk that up to the episodes not necessarily being chronological and/or that this particular point of time is a matter of pride on AJ keeping her promise to her brother about doing it all by herself.

On a personal level, I can relate to hesitating to ask for help but not so much refusing it.

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Oh, Applejack, you stubborn rascal..

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When i was watching this episode and Applejack talks about 'Bucking apples' my mum rushed in and said, "What did she say?"

Priceless 

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For my money, this is still the funniest episode that Amy Keating Rogers has written.

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The episode that made Applejack my favorite (at the time).

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