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Season 8 Episode 14 Discussion Thread Marimo!!SpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828997

This thread is meant for discussing impressions on this week's episode, Yakity-Sax, during and after it airs.

Be mindful of saying spoilers before they show up on TV.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828998

Streams are up and running with pre-shows.

Forty minutes and counting...

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36828999

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Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829000

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I loved it! Sweet, simple, funny, and nicely executed, it reminded me of a Dr. Seuss book. Two interesting, unexpected, and important morals: accept that some people will find joy where you see only ugliness, and put up with whatever shit it takes to make a loved one happy. I really liked the call-back to the moral from "Horse Play." Toxic, flower-wilting Pinkamena was a refreshing breath of convincing misery, and Maud's cameo was absolutely perfect. 9/10.

EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829001

I can give it 9/10. Very funny throughout, but of a weak resolution, but otherwise well written and well animated.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829005

still can't find it on youtube or daily motion :/

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829006

well, finally found it; feel kind of dumb, after continually searching the title every hour just googled mlp on daily motion and it was the first result >.<


Pretty good. Its always nice to see straight maned pinkie again, and tabitha's delivery of some of her lines was great.
nice moral, and overall great interaction with the mane six and ponk. Makes me wish we had more mane six episodes, they DO have great chemistry when they do it well.

9/10.

>>36829000
>>36829001
agreed

>>36828997
One thing, I half expected the ending to be pinkie and the others fleeing a torches and pitchforks mob in their balloon but laughing and saying "who cares what they think"? after the performance.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829007

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Metacomment time. We all agree this was a really good episode. The show is still alive, vital, and delivering great writing, animation, and aesops.

Why are there only three of us? (Four counting Marimo.)
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829008

>>36829007
Between the fear of posting material from episodes that others haven't had the chance to see yet due to real life demands like employment and the like, along with the fact a lot of people just haven't seen the episodes, pretty much means that this board is going to be slow.

Don't sweat it. Even /pone/ and /mlp/ episode review threads are slow.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829009

>>36829007
not all of the episodes are good; This was a great one, but there's been alot of duds this season (Non-compete clause) and the school theme is kind of crap.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829010

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Eeeyup. But there have been duds in every season, and S8 is scoring above average: The Maud Couple, Fake It Till You Make It (!), Grannies Gone Wild, Horse Play, Parent Map, Break Up Breakdown, and now Yakity-Sax-- all Grade A goods, with no school theme.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829012

>>36829010
well, on a personal note, I dislike Starlight glimmer, and her inclusion in two parters tends to dull my excitement as well :p

I know alot of people like her, but I do think she's turned off a decent number of people from the show who have a hard time accepting her. (on that note, today's episode, without glimmer, kind of points to the mane six's chemistry working SOOOO much better without her. Group episodes with her have a tendency to grind to a halt when she comes into the picture, while today's episode was smooth as butter in interaction and dialogue)

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829013

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829014

Is this leaked or something? Was it on TV?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829015

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829019

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>>36829013
Pervertimento For Bagpipes, Bicycle And Balloons, S. 66

I'm sure Pinkie will greatly influence future musical development. Truly, innovators are seldom immediately recognized.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829020

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Derpy News says this was one of the worst episodes of all time and unlikeable pony says it's great....

Better hold on to my seat when I watch it, this one is going to be a stinker.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829023

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unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829025

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EquestriaGuy!1DerpyVA.6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829026

>>36829022
That’s rare

RetroCheerileeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829027

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As if my Pinkie Pie fics became an episode.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829028

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>>36829022
Nice dubs.

Considering that Derpy News has collapsed down to one active staff member, I give little credence to any review from that site anymore.

I give Yakity-Sax a solid 7.5 out of 10. If nothing else, all the community reaction scenes when Pinky was practicing were worth the watching! Now I need to figure out what combination of synth and voices the musician used to create that sound!

AustroSpikeCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829030

DAMN THAT WAS GOOD, only downsides were nopony knowing how to tell Pinkie off and the all or nothing resolution, should really have been "If it makes you happy, do you, but for goodness' sake show some moderation and consideration of your surrounding". Pinkie Pie of all should know you don't need to poop on everypony else's party. It's weird they didn't use Starlight for that jump as usual.
>>36829006
I expected the instrument to be supposed to sound like Pinkie played.

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>>36829028
I usually agree with them though. And I usually find whatever unlikeable pony likes to be totally boring and he dislikes those that I think are the best.

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829032

>>36829030
>It's weird they didn't use Starlight for that jump as usual.
Thank GOD they didn't.

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Hm, the episode was decent enough. The end was a bit cheesy but overall it was aight.
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lostponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829042

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>>36829007
and now we are Four. makes sense I am #4 being I have the emotions of a four-year-old. I rate MLP episodes by how much they made me cry.

I cried when Pinky was crushed by the news that her playing sucks, and despaired. This episode is moving me closer to being Pinky than being with Pinky.

I loved the Suess quality of this ep, and I love the special relationship the Yaks have with Pinky. It's very unkind that her friends never even considered helping her play better? Getting her some lessons or something? instead only wanting her to stop disrupting everything.....even still, they cared enough to not simply be satisfied that she went away. I have had many "friends" who ultimately were satisfied when I simply went away and stopped annoying them, without regard for my feelings. Even though the other 5 were overall very selfish here, when the stakes were raised by their friend going away, they kicked into gear and did what they had to do to get her back.


Finally, that the Yaks have such a complex instrument as a tuba bagpipes, and so much more depth of culture than has been shown previously, are golden. Most of all I loved that the Yaks completely disregarded their perfectionism because they love Pinky unconditionally. They never forget what she has done for them, and how important she is.

I cried twice. This ep gets 20 out of 10.

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829043

I'll get to this episode as soon as I figure out if it's leaked or wtf

unlikeable ponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829044

>>36829042
to be fair, pinky basically made their lives a living hell for a week without thinking about what affect she was having on those around her.

Its like having a mentally challenged kid who's unable to comprehend their effect on the world around them, but you don't want to hurt their feelings by telling them off.

lostponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829045

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>>36829044
As that "mentally challenged kid" myself, there is a world of difference between being unable to comprehend and having difficulty picking up on subtle cues that a normal person sees easily. Especially when absorbed in something that brings joy.

The rest of the 6 know Pinky is special this way and when they finally told her, she accepted their word without question and sacrificed the thing that brought her joy without hesitation, to not cause further trouble for all. She was genuinely crushed but believed them immediately. That moment where all alone, she says she doesn't know what to do and she cries. That is evidence that she trusts her friends and comprehends that she made a mess. I have felt that same helplessness and cried in despair just like that.

Had they approached her right away, before they were out of patience, all the trouble her behavior caused as well as the pain she experienced both could have been easily avoided.

While MLP generally has a more obvious lesson for the kids, it almost always has a more subtle and sophisticated lesson for us grownups. In this case, it is that kindness means letting your friend know they are annoying others before they've made a complete ass out of themselves, and before they need to be taken down so painfully.

Right at the get-go, instead of ignoring her they should have told her she needed some lessons. Most of the friends easily have the resources to have simply set up a teacher as a surprise gift. Even at the end, with her entire support system validating her, she still hasn't gotten on the path to learn to play and bring joy to herself and others.

Oh back to the episode. I loved Gummi in this and how his job to bring Pinky shows that he's sapient and even trusted by the other ponies to understand and follow instructions, even carry out tasks. It was also clear he was affected emotionally by Pinky's despair.

Nother NonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829046

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>>36829045
How and when was it clear that Gummy was affected emotionally?
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Mk17Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829062

So I tried waiting for the "official" release as i paid for the season... But since 2 more eps have come out and they still haven't even released this one, i found other means...

Lesson learned.

Anyway, this ep was great!

Twilight was amazing!!!! Thats something i havent said in a while! She was so... Herself. Even her voice was way more down to earth.

I loved the tie-in to the celestia acting episode.

Pinkie pie was also great! Not so wayyyy over the top but still pinkie pie... I mean before the sad times haha. But even then she was great, moving away forever was def an over reaction but it drove the story.

Maude was frustrating haha, but she was suppose to be.

Overall it felt like a season 1 slice of life ep, with wings.

Sorry to be tarty to the party haha.
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lostponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829068

>>36829062
Nopony remembers this ep anymore, twas so long ago now

Mk17Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829071

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>>36829068
Thanks for the update.

lostponyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829113

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>>36829071
I lied.

Best episode so far!

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829151

I finally got to watching this one and uh, wow. I'm not sure I've seen a worse episode since... season 5? This season has had its hits but this episode goes even beyond A Royal Problem or Fame and Misfortune in its contrived idiocy. Hands down worst of the season and possibly worst in 3 years.


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