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Top Episodes of FiM EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828571

Not gonna make it a "Top X Episodes", just ones you think are truly exceptional. If I had to give someone a list of episodes that demonstrate the absolute brilliance of the show, episodes that exemplify why it's so god damned good, this would be it. 2 Parters count as 1

1) Saddle Row Review
2) Crusaders of the Lost Mark
3) Return of Harmony
4) A Canterlot Wedding
5) The Last Roundup
6) Hearth's Warming Eve
7) Castle Mane-ia
8) Party of One
9) Filli Vanilli
10) Lesson Zero
11) It's About Time
12) A Hearth's Warming Tail
13) Magic Duel
14) Bloom and Gloom
15) Feeling Pinkie Keen
16) Bridle Gossip
17) Rarity Investigates!
18) Magical Mystery Cure
19) Trade Ya
20) The Cutie Re-Mark
21) The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
22) The Crystal Empire
23) The Cutie Map
24) Spike at Your Service
25) Pinkie Pride
26) Slice of Life
27) Fall Weather Friends

Kinda sad I don't have anything on this list past Saddle Row Review. Season 6 Episode 9 was the peak for me, and nothing in my mind has been exceptional since.

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Those were my favorites up to season 5.

Maybe one day I'll make a new list cause some of the later episodes would rank very high.

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828586

>>36828572
Do you use some sort of ranking tool for that?

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>>36828586
Some two years ago or so someone posted a link to it here on Ponychan. I used it back then but really don't remember what it was called or where it could be found.

It took ages to fill out too, the tool what always ask "which episode do you prefer X or Y" and did that like a 200 times until it came out with that ranking.
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OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828603

>>36828571
Are those in order? I'm surprised to see It's About Time so high on your list, it's quite often overlooked and underrated.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828605

>>36828603
Yeah in order. IAT is so perfect, to me. IMO an MLP masterpiece.

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828608

>>36828587
I did a similar test a while back, so here's my list of the cream of the crop.

1 2x02 The Return of Harmony - Part 2
2 2x01 The Return of Harmony - Part 1
3 2x20 It's About Time
4 1x26 The Best Night Ever
5 2x26 A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2
6 2x25 A Canterlot Wedding - Part 1
7 2x11 Hearth's Warming Eve
8 1x14 Suited for Success
9 1x20 Green Isn't Your Colour
10 1x16 Sonic Rainboom
11 2x09 Sweet and Elite
12 1x21 Over a Barrel
13 2x24 MMMystery on the Friendship Express
14 1x23 The Cutie Mark Chronicles
15 2x19 Putting Your Hoof Down
16 2x12 Family Appreciation Day
17 2x22 Hurricane Fluttershy
18 1x25 Party of One
19 1x09 Bridle Gossip
20 1x18 The Show Stoppers
21 2x04 Luna Eclipsed
22 2x15 The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
23 2x18 A Friend in Deed
24 2x07 May the Best Pet Win!
25 1x19 A Dog and Pony Show

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>>36828608
Season 2 was pretty great.

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>>36828571
>Filli Vanilli
>Spike at Your Service
>no Winter Wrap Up
>no Green Isn't Your Color
>no Sisterhooves Social
>no Spice Up Your Life
>no Amending Fences
>no Perfect Pear
>Bridle Gossip not way higher up
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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828702

>>36828698
>no Spice Up Your Life
Reported for trolling

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828703

hmmm

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828707

Heh

!RISkQqf4EMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828720

Filli Vanilli was trash tbh

Starshine!Laura/wmXMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828722

>>36828702
>Spice Up Your Life
>bad
>Filli Vanilli
>good

>>36828720
Easily in my bottom 10 tbqh

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828729

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828730

>>36828720
>>36828722
I'd say there are a good... 30 or 40 episodes below it.

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>>36828729
Well, can you explain your reasoning for liking Filli Vanilli? What makes it not only a good episode, but among the best of the best?

Same for Spike at Your Service, actually. Both of those episodes are, in my eyes, beyond "not good" or "not my favorites" -- there's so bad they're actually kind of uncomfortable to watch.

I agree on a lot of your other choices, if not necessarily ordered the same (Saddle Row Review was an instant classic, who doesn't like RoH, nice to see Castle Mane-ia get some love, ACW was controversial but I loved it right away, MMC felt "too soon" at the time and should have been a two parter but has aged relatively well), but those two choices in particular struck me as troll picks.

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Also, while we're at it...anyone else have Green Isn't Your Color as absolute, uncontested number one? I might have a bit of nostalgia bias for it, but for me this episode really exemplifies all the qualities that made me fall in love with the show to begin with. Every character involved is at the top of their game without feeling forced or caricatured, the conflict is a realistic one and brought on by the characters wanting to be good to each other rather than arbitrarily turning into assholes for the sake of the plot, the pacing is good, the humor is solid and memorable, and the ending is lowkey one of the most heartwarming moments of the show. It's as close to perfect as a typical MLP slice-of-life episode can get, in my eyes.

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>>36828732
Dude, funny you should mention that.

I was just thinking earlier today that i havent seen that episode in forever and that its pretty good.

How can it be so iconic and so forgettable at the same time? Haha

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>>36828743
It was an excellent episode. Good humour, one of the few season 1 episodes that have aged well.

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>>36828744
>one if the few that aged well

Really? S1 is still my favorite season on the whole. It dosnt have every one of my fav episodes but it was the most consistently smile enducing haha.

I think its because it had that 90s era dexters lab / PPG dna from faust. I have to assume she was at the dinner table like "hey Craig, what do you think about this gag?" once in a while too Haha.

More slapstick and gags more often i guess.

But thats completely opinion based obviously.

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>>36828746
I have rewatched older episodes dozens of times and at some point they IMO do not hold up well anymore - and that's particularly true for season 1. It has a few classics especially in the second half of the season but when comparing them to most later epsiodes they seem pretty bland to me.

When comparing season 1 to season 7 it's like you're not even watching the same show anymore, so much has changed - and I think most for the better.

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>>36828747
Yup i think it just a matter of personal taste.

Family Fun? is the kind of air the original season had more of. They were slow, not overly scored, simple.

Like this Meeting Fluttershy 1080p

More of an emphasis on the camera angles and eye movements to drive home the jokes.

Not that its is all gone, and i love the new episodes too. But its the flavor the director gave it that made me pay attention in the first place, and she left so s1 is a time capsule of that flair.

Wander over yonder had the same long drawn out jokes, so lauren was def the influence.

There are later season episodes that i like better than any s1 episode, but for just pure entertainment as a whole id take s1 to the desert island.
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>>36828608

You know, I used to think The Showstoppers was one of the worst episodes of the show. Then I watched it again today and I really, really enjoyed it. It was just such an enjoyable and fun little SoL about kids being kids. The song sequence is also HIGHLY enjoyable.

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>>36828804
Three schoolkids putting on an entire presentation like that, with scenery, special effects, costumes, and a song all by themselves? That's crazy impressive.

I only wish Apple Bloom's interest in karate had carried over to later seasons.

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OP never explained why he likes Filli Vanilli, troll thread confirmed.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828887

>>36828884
I stopped explaining things in 2014. It’s not worth it.

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828894

>>36828887
But didn't you just explain why you stopped explaining things?

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>>36828894
hmmmmmm

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>>36828894
Explaining why you stopped explaining is an nonexplanation so is fine


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