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S01:E08 - Look Before You Sleep


  

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Rarity beg to differ   Funny thing is, her mascara stays good even after all those water     Also, pillow fight should totally be included in the next Olympic

Looking back at this episode, it is the perfect example of two different people of two different lifestyles coming together. The development in this episode was very well paced and put together. I do

This episode had everything!!!   1) A showdown that was bound to happen sooner-or-later (i.e. AJ vs. Rarity), and was handled spectacularly by the creators!!! With such polarizing and dynamically o

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a pretty fun and heartwarming episode, besides the Rarity-Applejack rivarly, which i won't analyse since it was pretty straightforward. i also really like how Twilight appears to have no clue at what's happening, but we then find out that she's not clueless, when she finaly had enough, and she was just pretending she didn't notice in hopes they could still have some fun with the next thing, her being so enthusiastic about the slumber party, and having a reference book is so adorable, and kinda sad at the same time, we have to remember, that while she's a grown mare, she's very new to the friendship thing, she was excelent throughout the whole episode
overal really enjoyable and laid back episode, with that special innocent charm than slice of life(the genre not the mlp episode) can have, 8.5/10

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This is definitely one of my favorite episodes. I have rewatched this one a couple times. Favorite scene is when AJ and Rarity are arguing over the bed. I laughed a lot during that, especially after AJ pounced on the bed causing Rarity to fly off. :laugh:

In the end, it was nice to see them get along despite their differences. 

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This episode is just kinda weak. Rarity and Applejack are too one note here to support an episode based on interaction between the two of them. Their arguments are a little charming, but they're mostly annoying and repetitive. Twilight also seems off here, obsessing over slumber parties.

That said, there are things I like. I already mentioned that Rarity and Applejack's interactions are sometimes charming, but I also like the pillow fight, and the climax is at least interesting. Rarity and Applejack getting along at the end is nice to see too, even if the road getting there isn't very good.

Score: 4/10

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I liked it when I watched it way back when. On my last re-watch, it was alright. Twilight's cute in this, and I'm glad Rarity and Applejack eventually found a way to get along and enjoy their evening. Twilight and Rarity are among my more liked characters after Rainbow Dash, and Applejack's at least alright in my book.

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Rarity's character takes a relatively sharp divergence from how she's shown in this episode later on. I think this was my favorite episode for years, but looking back at it now, AJ is still relatively the same and Twilight has matured beyond the antisocial bookworm architype, but Rarity feels like she's evolved in a way instead of matured or progressed. She was very prissy and valley girl-like which felt like character traits. Not so much now.

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I'll be honest, I loved this episode. While the rivalry between Applejack and Rarity was a bit petty, the dynamic between them is definitely a high point, especially towards the end. This was the point where I really felt that the show was starting to incorporate a deeper level of depth to a rather simple story. Overall, it isn't extremely complex, but it was fun and had a sense of meaning behind it. In this case, it was the vast differences between Applejack and Rarity causing friction between them, but they learn to work together and understand each other better. Also, I can't ignore how adorable Twilight was in this episode. ^_^

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I didn't start posting in the episode threads every week in order until... S5 I think.  I went back and retroactively posted in many of the past season threads, but not all.  I should go back and finish all of these.

I loved Look Before You Sleep.  It's always the episode I think back to as the quintessential cute, cozy episode--a warm look back at a kinder, gentler Pony world.  Many stories have an early point where things feel simple, fun, and carefree, before the sh*t gets real and hits the fan.  Most stories need to build and add higher stakes as they go on, or they just fizzle out.  In Pony, that meant giving the characters more responsibilities, going beyond Equestria, and raising the stakes with more dangerous villains.  That's not a bad thing, but I always love to return to those simple times.  Look Before You Sleep warms the figurative heart.

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The best part of this episode is definitely Twilight, and the fact she knew that they were secretly trying to one up each other

All she wants to do is have a fun time with her friends, and by ignoring their bickering she's just trying to push past it and have her first slumber party

But in the end, she has to make sure her new friends aren't at each others necks :P

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As everyone else said, Twilight is adorable, AJ and Rarity are great. The slice-of-life petty rivalry story is straightforward but solidly executed, and an important one to tell early in the show when Twilight is still clueless (but thankfully not oblivious).

But also, I crack up every time I get to this shot:

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S1 E8 "Look Before You Sleep ...
"Happy?"
"Very."

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Twilight was pretty adorable in this one. Seemed rather basic, but I liked seeing how Rarity and AJ clash, but I'd say I'm definitely more like applejack here. If that tree came through the window, why didn't the window glass break?

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It's a good episode with fun moments and an adorable Twilight ^_^ This book is also referenced later with the Moondancer episode in season 5, if I'm not mistaking.

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I don't care what anyone called this episode 'boring', I love Look Before You Sleep. It's so underrated. It has a lot memorable and quotable moments, Twilight was so adorable, and it's the first Rarijack episode of the series.

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Think I'm gonna cut down a bit on telling my thoughts for Look Before You Sleep.

So this episode is about how opposites attract sometimes, or as I sometimes like to call it, the starting point of Rarijack. I can actually buy Rarity and Applejack playing both sides of the spectrum, since they are different in many ways. Applejack is more about practicality, while Rarity is more about design. Then there's Twilight, who even in slumber parties, is someone that rather do things by the book. Even when a tree branch enters the library, she still looks through the book for help.

For the activities, they're your stereotypical slumber party events that you see in most cartoons. I can easily believe mud mask, hair rollers, horror stories, truth or dare, and pillow fights are common musts in cartoon slumber parties, but making s'mores? I get if it's from a fridge, but isn't it more like an activity for a camping trip rather than a slumber party? Then again, there's no one way to do a party of any kind so who am I to judge.

Overall, I think it's an ok episode, I can certainly believe Rarity and Applejack's conflict with each other, though maybe not so much on the whole branch-through-the-window scenario. Still, not a bad episode and it kinda leaves food for thought on where they're gonna take it.

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Looking back at this episode, it is the perfect example of two different people of two different lifestyles coming together. The development in this episode was very well paced and put together. I do wonder what would've happened if Twilight let Rarity and Applejack choose what they wanted to do, instead of doing things by the book. 

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I love these earlier episodes, the arguments and disagreements between characters putting certain characters in situations they're not used to and makes them fave situations that put them out of their comfort zone.

Applejack and Rarity's discourse and subsequent make up in this episode really is a good example of it, just the scene where applejack brings the tree into the library and has to convince Rarity to step out of her comfort zone is great, it's great at teaching the main lesson of the episode too, I just love it.

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welp one of the oldest ship.... too bad it got sunked.

for characters I didn't like it has.... good morals and a story..... but then again!

if it ain't rushed it ain't mlp.:mlp_smug:

 

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