History Fridge / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E12BabyCakes

16th Nov '15 5:28:46 PM nombretomado
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** {{Rugrats}} had an episode about this. It'd likely cause more awkward humor mixed with mild fear than trauma. The twins would learn quickly.

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** {{Rugrats}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had an episode about this. It'd likely cause more awkward humor mixed with mild fear than trauma. The twins would learn quickly.
17th Oct '15 4:02:10 AM StFan
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* The general theory about Scootaloo not being able to fly is that she's simply not old enough yet, which fits with the whole still-growing-up concept of the [=CMCs=]. Except Pound Cakes is a flight-capable newborn, which suggests flight is something Scootaloo should be able to do by now, but can't. This makes her scooting look more like wheelchair basketball. This also makes her friends teasing her about her flightlessness look a lot more cruel.

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* The general theory about Scootaloo not being able to fly is that she's simply not old enough yet, which fits with the whole still-growing-up concept of the [=CMCs=].CMC. Except Pound Cakes is a flight-capable newborn, which suggests flight is something Scootaloo should be able to do by now, but can't. This makes her scooting look more like wheelchair basketball. This also makes her friends teasing her about her flightlessness look a lot more cruel.



*** Except for the fact that we've now had season 4's ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish Flight to the Finish]]'', which ''confirms'' there's something nebulously "wrong" with Scootaloo's flight abilities.

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*** Except for the fact that we've now had season 4's ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish Flight [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish "Flight to the Finish]]'', Finish"]], which ''confirms'' there's something nebulously "wrong" with Scootaloo's flight abilities.
23rd Jun '15 5:30:54 PM ANTMuddle
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** More like she knows that ''she'' isn't child-safe. Rarity knows that she is highly temperamental, especially when she's at work. She also knows that she only ''barely'' has enough restraint to resist strangling her own baby sister when she visits. So the prospect of babysitting two one-month-old infants in her shop during business hours? It's not even a question. '''NO.'''

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** More like she knows that ''she'' isn't child-safe. child-safe, either. Rarity knows that she is highly temperamental, especially when she's at work. She also knows that she only ''barely'' has enough restraint to resist strangling her own baby sister when she visits. So the prospect of babysitting two ''two'' one-month-old infants in her shop during business hours? It's not even a question. '''NO.'''



* On her own character sheet, Pinkie Pie is listed as [[FourTemperamentEnsemble sanguine]]. As already noted here, quite a few defects associated with this temperament play out here in Technicolor. She subverts the ''key'' defect of the temperament by presenting the Cakes' parents with an immaculate house upon return.

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* On her own character sheet, Pinkie Pie is listed as [[FourTemperamentEnsemble sanguine]]. As already noted here, above, quite a few number of defects associated with this temperament play out here in Technicolor. Technicolor. She subverts the ''key'' defect of the temperament by presenting the Cakes' parents with an immaculate house upon return.
19th Jun '15 6:58:50 AM ANTMuddle
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* Rarity refusing to babysit the Cake twins was actually generous of her; as a seamstress, her house is FILLED with needles, scissors, pins, beads, spools, and countless other things hazardous to babies. Combine that with the power of Pumpkin Cake's magic spurts, which Rarity knew was going to start happening soon, and you have a recipe for disaster.

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* Rarity refusing to babysit the Cake twins was actually generous of her; as a seamstress, her house is FILLED with needles, scissors, pins, beads, spools, and countless other things hazardous to babies. Combine that with the power of Pumpkin Cake's magic spurts, which Rarity knew ''knew'' was going to start happening soon, and you have a recipe for disaster.



** Fluttershy already gained experience in dealing with kids after 'Stare Master' and is gentle and patient enough that she might've had no trouble dealing with the Cake Twins
** Twilight already had years of experience with kids that comes from her growing up with Spike, who was basically a little brother to her ever since he hatched from his egg years ago. And she already showed in the 'Baby Cakes' episode how she is knowledgeable about how babies should be taken care of (presumably from her said relationship with Spike and/or reading about babies).

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** Fluttershy already gained experience in dealing with kids after 'Stare Master' and is gentle and patient enough that she might've had no trouble dealing with the Cake Twins
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** Twilight already had years of experience with kids that comes from her growing up with Spike, who was basically a little brother to her ever since he hatched from his egg years ago. And she already showed in the 'Baby Cakes' episode how she is knowledgeable about how babies should be taken care of (presumably from her said relationship with Spike and/or reading about babies). Of course, she ''was'' aware of her own social limitations.



** Rainbow Dash, though sometimes lazy, has been known to work hard when she has too and sometimes does at least come across as more responsible than Pinkie Pie.
* Why was Mr. Cake so worried at the maternity ward? Because it is so dangerous for a horse to bear twins. He didn't know if Cup would live. This also explains why she didn't appear in ''Winter Wrap-Up''; she didn't want to overtax her body.
* Why is Pinkie having so much trouble when she had taken care of two little sibs before? Simple, she had backup in the form of Maude

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** Rainbow Dash, though sometimes lazy, has been known to work hard when she has too to and sometimes does at least come across as more responsible than Pinkie Pie.
Pie. And if her own sonic history is any indicator, she'd know exactly what to be on the watch for around Pound.
* Why was Mr. Cake so worried at the maternity ward? ward? Because it is so dangerous for a horse to bear twins. twins. He didn't know if Cup would live. live. This also explains why she didn't appear in ''Winter Wrap-Up''; she didn't want to overtax her body.
* Why is Pinkie having so much trouble when she had taken care of two little sibs before? Simple, she had backup in the form of MaudeMaud.



* Now talk about a TearJerker episode!



** Although that seems highly unlikely coming from this kind of series, it does bring up some unsettling AdultFear: Since Pumpkin can walk through the basket using her magic, what's going to stop her from getting into something ''dangerous''? Like the Drain-O in the sink cabinet, the deadly sharp silverware in the kitchen drawer, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking or the stash of "Equestria After Dark" magazines Mr. Cake hides in his closet?]]

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** Although that seems highly unlikely coming from this kind of series, it does bring up some unsettling AdultFear: Since Pumpkin can walk through the basket using her magic, what's going to stop her from getting into something ''dangerous''? Like the Drain-O in the sink cabinet, the deadly sharp silverware in the kitchen drawer, or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking or the stash of "Equestria After Dark" magazines Mr. Cake hides in his closet?]]



** This brings up some FridgeBrilliance when the Season 2 finale rolls around: if Twilight was uberpowerful as an infant it makes a lot more sense that she's have an alicorn for a babysitter. It also helps that her brother's special talent is [[BarrierWarrior large magical shields]].
** Also, Twilight's not the only victim, here. Rainbow Dash is also VERY sensitive about her aerobatics, and does everything she can to prove them to herself and the world every chance she gets. She can also fly fast enough to ''shatter the light spectrum'', producing an explosion powerful enough to break rocks and demolish buildings. '''Her parents may have had to strap Baby Dashie's wings down to keep her from Rainbooming the house apart.''' (HOWEVER! They never say in the episode if pegasi have bursts of flight, similar to unicorns and magic, or not.)

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** This brings up some FridgeBrilliance when the Season 2 finale rolls around: if Twilight was uberpowerful as an infant it makes a lot more sense that she's she'd have an alicorn for a babysitter. It also helps that her brother's special talent is [[BarrierWarrior large magical shields]].
** Also, Twilight's Twilight is not the only victim, here. Rainbow Dash is also VERY sensitive about her aerobatics, and does everything she can to prove them to herself and the world every chance she gets. She can also fly fast enough to ''shatter the light spectrum'', producing an explosion powerful enough to break rocks and demolish buildings. '''Her parents may have had to strap Baby Dashie's wings down to keep her from Rainbooming the house apart.''' (HOWEVER! They never say in the episode if pegasi have bursts of flight, similar to unicorns and magic, or not.)



** Another thing is that Pound Cake is ''one month old'' and he can already fly to the point that he can speed around a house while carrying a pony several times his size and weight. If this is just a fraction of what he'll be able to do, he might be outdoing Rainbow Dash when he's older. If Baby Dashie had to have her wings tied, ask yourself: What's faster than a sonic rainboom? Now apply that to Pound Cake. Now factor in Pound Cake's name. He already likes to "pound" things. Sooner or later, he's going to figure out that faster speeds equal harder pounding on things. Here's to hoping he never thinks to try '''pounding the ground at supersonic speed.'''

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** Another thing is that Pound Cake is ''one month old'' and he can already fly to the point that he can speed around a house while carrying a pony several times his size and weight. If this is just a fraction ''fraction'' of what he'll be able to do, he might be outdoing Rainbow Dash when he's older. If Baby Dashie had to have her wings tied, ask yourself: What's faster than a sonic rainboom? Now apply that to Pound Cake. Now factor in Pound Cake's name. He already likes to "pound" things. Sooner or later, he's going to figure out that faster speeds equal harder pounding on things. Here's to hoping he never thinks to try '''pounding the ground at supersonic speed.'''



* When Pinkie is looking for Pound Cake about halfway through the episode, the house is dark and the only sound other than Pinkie is Pumpkin Cake with the rubber chicken. The window is also open. Suddenly Pinkie hears a whispered "Pinkie..." followed by laughter. It's frightening because she can't see that Pound Cake is flying above her, and up until that moment neither of the twins had ever spoken before. So to her there's an [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse unknown disembodied voice]] of an intruder in a dark house whispering her name and laughing while she frantically searches for a missing child.

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* When Pinkie is looking for Pound Cake about halfway through the episode, the house is dark and the only sound other than Pinkie is Pumpkin Cake with the rubber chicken. The window is also open. Suddenly Pinkie hears a whispered "Pinkie..." followed by laughter. It's frightening because she can't see that Pound Cake is flying above her, and up until that moment neither of the twins had ever spoken before. So to her there's an [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse unknown disembodied voice]] of an intruder in a dark house whispering her name and laughing while she frantically searches for a missing child.
17th Jun '15 6:41:51 PM ANTMuddle
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* On her own character sheet, Pinkie Pie is listed as [[FourTemperamentEnsemble sanguine]]. As already noted here, quite a few defects associated with this temperament play out here in Technicolor. Of course, she proves remarkably adept at cleaning up afterward.

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* On her own character sheet, Pinkie Pie is listed as [[FourTemperamentEnsemble sanguine]]. As already noted here, quite a few defects associated with this temperament play out here in Technicolor. Of course, she proves remarkably adept at cleaning up afterward. She subverts the ''key'' defect of the temperament by presenting the Cakes' parents with an immaculate house upon return.
15th Jun '15 1:45:53 PM ANTMuddle
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* Pinkie, the element of laughter is [[TearJerker seriously crying and feeling helpless while babysitting the twins mainly]] [[TruthInTelevision due to the stress of taking care of multiple children.]], which is bad enough, but this is made even worse when you realize that nopony else, including the Cakes, or even Pinkie herself thought she could handle the job of babysitting the twins, and she was at the breaking point and was probably subconsciously admitting to herself that they might all be right about her being incapable of doing the job and making her feel like a completely incompetent failure as a result which is probably the real reason for her tears.
** Weirdly enough, it sort of breaks the aesop of Applebuck Season of "Don't be proud and ask for help if you need it"
*** It doesn't, really -- if Pinkie had followed that aesop and let Twilight help her, there'd be a lot less trouble for her. Declining the help wasn't a good move, since Pinkie didn't know if she really was up to the task. Luckily for the twins, she could do it. It'd have been a lot worse if she turned out unable to.

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* Pinkie, usually the element of laughter and fun, is [[TearJerker seriously crying and feeling helpless while babysitting the twins twins, mainly]] [[TruthInTelevision due to the stress of taking care of multiple children.]], which is bad enough, ]]. Bad enough by itself, but this is made even worse ''even worse'' when you realize that nopony else, including the Cakes, or even Pinkie herself thought she could handle the job of babysitting the twins, and she was at the breaking point and before she realized she had shot herself in the hoof accepting the job. She was probably subconsciously admitting to herself that they might all be right about her being incapable of doing the job and making job. Which made her feel like a completely incompetent failure as a result result, and which is probably the real reason for her tears.
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** Weirdly enough, it sort of breaks the aesop of Applebuck Season of "Don't be proud and ask for help if you need it"
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*** It doesn't, really -- if Pinkie had followed that aesop and let Twilight help her, there'd be a lot less trouble for her. Declining the help wasn't a good move, since Pinkie didn't know if she really was up to the task. (Of course, the way Twilight phrased her offer, it might have come off as deeply affecting Pinkie's {{pride}}.) Luckily for the twins, she could eventually do it. it. It'd have been a lot worse if she turned out unable to.



* On her own character sheet, Pinkie Pie is listed as [[FourTemperamentEnsemble sanguine]]. As already noted here, quite a few defects associated with this temperament play out here in Technicolor. Of course, she proves remarkably adept at cleaning up afterward.

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* On her own character sheet, Pinkie Pie is listed as [[FourTemperamentEnsemble sanguine]]. As already noted here, quite a few defects associated with this temperament play out here in Technicolor. Of course, she proves remarkably adept at cleaning up afterward.



%%* Listed as [[FourTemperamentEnsemble sanguine]] on her own trope page, a number of the ''defects'' associated with the temperament are in play here. Pinkie is eager to take on a challenge no one else thinks she has any idea about. She tries stand-up comedy, which has the reverse effect. Once she realizes how in over her mane she is, she bursts into frustrated tears and has trouble turning them off.
13th Jun '15 6:39:50 PM ANTMuddle
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* On her own character sheet, Pinkie Pie is listed as [[FourTemperamentEnsemble sanguine]]. As already noted here, quite a few defects associated with this temperament play out here in Technicolor. Of course, she proves remarkably adept at cleaning up afterward.
12th Jun '15 3:15:38 PM ANTMuddle
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%%* Listed as [[FourTemperamentEnsemble sanguine]] on her own trope page, a number of the ''defects'' associated with the temperament are in play here. Pinkie is eager to take on a challenge no one else thinks she has any idea about. She tries stand-up comedy, which has the reverse effect. Once she realizes how in over her mane she is, she bursts into frustrated tears and has trouble turning them off.
7th Sep '14 5:51:06 PM GreenDragon
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* So how exactly is Pound Cake able to lift Pinkie and still fly at high speeds dspite only being a month old? Well probably just RuleOfFunny... Or maybe there's another reason. we're told that Unicorn foals have magic spurts at young ages and see it for ourselves. It's also possible that baby Pegasi may have flight spurts as well (excplaining why Pound can fly while Scootaloo can't). So therefore, perhaps it's also possible that Earth Ponies have spurts of strength (the main outcome of Earth Poiny magic) at that age too. While Pound has the wings of a Pegasus, both his parents are Earth Ponies, meaning he has some Earth Pony blood in him. He could be getting Strength surges in addition to Flight surges.
29th Jul '14 6:10:27 PM Samusforce
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* Why is Pinkie having so much trouble when she had taken care of two little sibs before? Simple, she had backup in the form of Maude
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