>>36808914>The joke was that Steven is really impulsive and is known for doing cheesy performances at this event. Note how there's not a single line about him being in a dress
It's pretty much the end sequence, so, ignoring the song lyrics, there are exactly 2 lines after Steven puts on the dress, one of which is>Looks like you called it, Gunga.
...Which, personally, I took as Nanefua calling that it would be Steven crossdressing as the mystery act, though I suppose you could take it as just her guessing that he'd be the act at all.
Meanwhile, Big Mac puts on the disguise near the start and "dress" (as a noun) is only said once, by Sweetie, who switches straight to calling him "cousin Orchard Blossom" after he's nice to her. And again, while the humour hinges around the clothes being silly
and the disguise being unconvincing
(both common in comedy), ponies are still polite and stick to female pronouns/etc and refer to Big Mac as "Orchard Bloom", just because they gather he wants them to. Clearly the staff KNOW he doesn't have to be female to enter, so surely the only reason they don't explain is because they assume he must just want to dress like that and be called Orchard Blossom?
Apart from Dash, Scoot, and Apple Bloom, ponies take it in their stride, and Big Mac brushes off Dash and Scoot with no problem and clearly starts to win Apple Bloom over in parts.
>>Big Mac wearing a dress isn't something that matches his character>Yeah, can't say I agree with that, given that Mac's previous speaking appearance had him dressed up as an alicorn princess.
Not a prince, then? And the "impractical clothing" side was missing along with, as Marimo points out, the "disguise" aspect.
Really, it was very much like Big Mac's version of Apple Jewel, and very much unlike a continuous set of "and here's Big Mac in a dress"/"off you go, sir"/"mummy, why's he wearing girl clothes?" jokes.
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