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Rewriting History Trixie Clone Number 8!lWMBg88H1sCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825790

So, it's no secret that there are plenty of episodes that some would consider "the worst episode" or some variation of that title. Now if you don't have a worst episode choice, try and pick one out. Because the question i have for you /pony/, is that if you were given the power to re-write any of the mlp episodes, which one would it be? What kind of changes would you make to improve it?

I've always loved reading your guy's reviews of when new episodes come out, so I'm genuinely curious about this.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825791

>>36825790
Mysterious mare do well.

Aknowledge that RD's friend were being bitches about the way they were going about things too. Put both parties in the wrong like Fall weather friends.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825792

The first 20 minutes of Applejack's Day Off should have been removed, and the end of the 1st act is Twilight and Spike discovering the flaws in AJ's methods. That was a real dog shit episode.

Bollox!60EJwbmzEsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825803

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Magical Mystery Cure, make it a two parter to properly explain the consequences of Twilight's actions and have Twilight come to terms with being a princess, maybe even end with her being unsure of herself rather than literally ending on her saying "It's all fine!"

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825813

>>36825803
Better yet, throw it in the trash as a new low

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825820

>>36825803
why not just rewrite it so she doesn't get wings? That seems optimal

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825822

>>36825820
Her becoming a princess is equally stupid, if not more

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825823

>>36825822
but we could ignore it more easily if not for the wings

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36825827

>>36825823
That's why I say fuck them both

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827668

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>>36825790
Not the worst episode (that would be Flurry of Emotions), but one I'd like to erase the most is Daring Don't. Apparently it was the second time an episode was written by two writers who had a miscommunication that led to an illogical episode, and ever since then every episode with Daring Do has caused more questions than the last.

It's just baffling how the fate of the world had several times been (and still often is) in the hooves of a single pony with no support from anyone. Her adventures should be at least as important as the mane6:s, yet apparently nopony even knew they were happening despite her writing books about them. Only it gets weirder since her ENEMIES know who she is, and even came over to her convention where she was signing her own books. If she doesn't want the publicity, then why hasn't Caballeron blown her secret identity? And it still gets weirder, as her adventures in southern Equestria got into local newspapers! Hasn't anyone there ever heard of the books, or hasn't anyone who's read the books ever visited a town she's adventured in?

It seemed obvious at the time that the episode should have been about Daring Do having a specific method for writing her stories, but since then this rabbit hole has just gone deeper and deeper.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827670

>>36827668
The funny thing is that if you take into account the Daring do books, Daring do IS vastly more important to equestria, given that she's gotten involved in a conspiracy involving a cabal of Powerful unicorns dedicated to protecting and overseeing a host of magical artifacts in the world.
Course, I think the daring do series is dead in the water now that the fandom crashed, probably nothing going to come as a follow up to that third book.

Toothless Alligator!!OctaviaCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827671

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!gEapIYWEa2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827672

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I've rewritten ACW more times than I wanna count. But really quick...

Cadance is a unicorn, the captain of the guard. Twi's estranged from her brother. Twi's friends aren't morons about weddings. Changelings actually rely on their disguises. Luna doesn't sleep through the invasion. And the power of love is only the tipping point, not the force more powerful than god. Also Vinyl Scratch has red eyes.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827675

Burn Newbie Dash from existence and replace it with something that isn't a giant middle finger

Opal!PAxevL3imsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827816

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ive thought a lot about the eps I hate and well here we go

cutie pox: boring filler
MMDW: what else can even be said here
power ponies: boring fanservice filler capeshit
applejacks day off: boring as hell
cart before the ponies: the older sisters act like idiots and the ep is trash
secrets and pies: oh man this one is fresh in my mind. Dash has always been a low tier character for me so seeing her gaslight Pinkie (one of my favs) for 20 straight minutes really pissed me off. AJ might be boring but she isnt a sadistic egotistical bitch. fuck this episode, it wasnt funny.


yea

Opal!PAxevL3imsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827817

>>36827816
oh wait damn I didnt rewrite or edit the episodes I mentioned

oh well, they are all filler and could be wiped away in place of world building eps

Charonikenne Buttertractizami the Cat!StarMyMnaoCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827835

Easy. Lesson Zero, the episode I dropped the show on.

I'd move it ahead in the season because there'd already been four episodes of ponies acting the opposite of how they usually act and it was getting stale and I'd make Twilight less "quirky".

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827836

I would rewrite the Discord redemption episode so that he stays an antagonist.

!gEapIYWEa2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827837

>>36827836

...how?

Starshine!Laura/wmXMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827848

>>36827675
This or make Pinkie not a bitch in Filli Vanilli.

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36827857

>>36827837
at the end, he just laughs and doesn't give a fuck

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828156

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>>36825803
>>36827836
>>36827668
>>36827836
>>36827848
+1

>>36827835
The writers really needed to drop the S1 formula that required Twilight to write a friendship letter and effectively obligated her presence in every episode. Stare Master was negatively impacted by the old formula, bearing in mind that it had a handful of other problems.

>>36827816
Or maybe for The Cart Before the Ponies, the episode would have been better off starting with the race, leaving the musical number and all intact, then after the wreck, the fillies forfeit the race, frustrated at their older sisters for having taken advantage of them. Then throw in a second plot device while the whole episode focuses on Applejack, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash trying to make it up to them for being such terrible siblings. That way you get more screentime on the likeable side of the Mane 6 while still leaving their character flaws (if you consider their bad side "in-character") part of the story.

The three older siblings came off as unlikable in the story, but that wasn't particularly my main gripe with the storywriting. My main gripe with that episode was its story structure being all over the place.

If I were to choose to alter an episode, I would rewrite "The Times they are a Changeling" and drop the musical number, let Thorax be arrested, and have spike help him break out of jail and deny involvement to anybody except for Starlight, who then might have foreknowledge of the changeling invasion for the season finale.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828157

>>36827848
Her acting that way was actually quite important. According to AKR, Pinkie was vocalizing fluttershy’s own internal monologue.


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