History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury

31st Dec '16 8:05:12 PM nombretomado
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* PoorCommunicationKills: Goes both ways here. If Pinkie Pie had bothered to explain more about the parasprites before rushing off to find the instruments from the beginning, or if her friends weren't too caught up in their business to listen to her during the times she ''did'' try to explain, the damage wouldn't have been nearly as bad. So infamous that the first episode of ''FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' mined a ''lot'' of material out of reversing the dynamic, with Pinkie completely upfront about what she's trying to do while the others insist she's making no sense.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Goes both ways here. If Pinkie Pie had bothered to explain more about the parasprites before rushing off to find the instruments from the beginning, or if her friends weren't too caught up in their business to listen to her during the times she ''did'' try to explain, the damage wouldn't have been nearly as bad. So infamous that the first episode of ''FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' mined a ''lot'' of material out of reversing the dynamic, with Pinkie completely upfront about what she's trying to do while the others insist she's making no sense.
14th Aug '16 7:29:33 AM TrendingToon1
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-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' You can't hang a banner that says "Welcome Princess ''Celest''". Take it down and try again.



-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' You can't hang a banner that says "Welcome Princess ''Celest''". Take it down and try again.
14th Aug '16 7:29:10 AM TrendingToon1
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* AnAesop: Sometimes the answer to your problem comes from where you'd least expect it.
27th Apr '16 11:21:31 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* CluelessAesop: Probably not entirely clueless, but as more than one viewer has noted, the aesop of this episode, if taken as the face value "you should listen to what your friends have to say instead of dismissing them", almost falls flat when one remembers that Pinkie Pie hardly ever actually tried explaining that she knows what parasprites are and how to get rid of them. It is true that at one point Pinkie does try to explain but fails because the others won't listen, but it doesn't change the fact that most of her "attempts" are simply her asking for this random instrument or that, never trying explaining that music can lead parasprites away. Or the fact that the very first time Pinkie Pie and a parasprite appear on screen, she disgustedly proclaims that now she has to find a trombone and trots off, ''completely ignoring'' Twilight asking Pinkie Pie if she knows anything about the strange creatures, having been the only one present to recognize and name them. Considering all things, of course, this could more or less lead to a DoubleAesop, as Pinkie pointing out at the end how she tried to tell them when they wouldn't listen makes it evident that she did learn the importance of explaining herself properly.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Based on the episode's lesson, the Mane Five would've listened to Pinkie so they could get the Parasprites out easier.

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* CluelessAesop: Probably not entirely clueless, but as more than one viewer has noted, the aesop of this episode, if taken as the face value "you should listen to what your friends have to say instead of dismissing them", almost falls flat when one remembers that Pinkie Pie hardly ever actually tried explaining that she knows what parasprites are and how to get rid of them. It is true that at them, giving up after one point Pinkie does try to explain but fails because the others won't listen, but it doesn't change the fact that most of her "attempts" are simply her asking for this random instrument or that, never trying explaining that music can lead parasprites away. Or the fact that the very first time Pinkie Pie and a parasprite appear on screen, she disgustedly proclaims that now she has to find a trombone and trots off, ''completely ignoring'' attempted explanation. In particular, Twilight asking specifically ''asks'' Pinkie Pie if she knows anything about the strange creatures, having been the Parasprites, only one present for Pinkie to recognize mutter that she needs a trombone and name them.leave without explanation. Considering all things, of course, this could more or less lead to a DoubleAesop, as Pinkie pointing out at the end how she tried to tell them when they wouldn't listen makes it evident that she did learn the importance of explaining herself properly.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Based on the episode's lesson, the Mane Five would've listened to Pinkie so they could get the Parasprites out easier.easier, or alternately, if Pinkie would have explained herself better.
21st Feb '16 11:05:07 AM StFan
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!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury here]]):

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!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury here]]):
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* ExtremeOmnivore: Use magic to inhibit their appetite for real food? The parasprites will simply eat everything else instead.
** And we mean EVERYTHING else. [[UpToEleven They even start eating the words from Twilight's books!]]

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* ExtremeOmnivore: Use magic to inhibit their appetite for real food? The parasprites will simply eat everything else instead.
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instead. And we mean EVERYTHING else. [[UpToEleven They even start eating the words from Twilight's books!]]



* {{Facepalm}}: A Double while Rainbow Dash is being fitted for her outfit with Rarity.

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* {{Facepalm}}: FacePalm: A Double while Rainbow Dash is being fitted for her outfit with Rarity.



* HandOrObjectUnderwear: The parasprites seem to form this briefly on Rainbow Dash when they cling to her body. {{Lampshaded}} by the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPqjKk_xCo "Equestria Girls"]] commercial.

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* HandOrObjectUnderwear: The parasprites seem to form this briefly on Rainbow Dash when they cling to her body. {{Lampshaded}} by the [[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPqjKk_xCo "Equestria Girls"]] Equestria Girls]]" commercial.



** This entire episode is essentially a WholePlotReference to [[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles "The Trouble With Tribbles"]] from ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]''.

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** This entire episode is essentially a WholePlotReference to [[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles "The "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles The Trouble With Tribbles"]] with Tribbles]]" from ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]''.



-->'''Twilight:''' [[Film/BlazingSaddles We need to build an exact copy of Ponyville right over there. We've got less than a minute!]]

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-->'''Twilight:''' --->'''Twilight:''' [[Film/BlazingSaddles We need to build an exact copy of Ponyville right over there. We've got less than a minute!]]



''[Spike and the parasprite are sleeping peacefully]''\\
'''Twilight Sparkle:''' ''[yawns]'' What's there to worry about?

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''[Spike (''Spike and the parasprite are sleeping peacefully]''\\
peacefully'')\\
'''Twilight Sparkle:''' ''[yawns]'' (''yawns'') What's there to worry about?
8th Feb '16 5:03:32 AM themisterfree
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** The name of the episode might be a reference to ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury''.
1st Feb '16 9:10:38 PM TrendingToon1
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Pinkie Pie does this twice. First when Twilight won't follow her to get some maracas and a tuba, and again when she finds some tambourines and realizes no one is listening.
6th Jan '16 9:39:47 PM TrendingToon1
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Based on the episode's lesson, the Mane Five would've listened to Pinkie so they could get the Parasprites out easier.
3rd Jan '16 2:24:35 PM morenohijazo
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* NaiveAnimalLover: While Fluttershy is usually good at dealing with animals, she becomes this here when she decides to adopt a cute parasprite, which then multiplies and very nearly destroys Ponyville by eating everything (even buildings) in sight.
25th Oct '15 1:04:12 PM Josef5678
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* FromBadToWorse: And how!

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* FromBadToWorse: And how!After Twilight's attempt to cast a spell to get the parasprites to stop eating the food in Ponyville, they instead eat everything ''but'' the food.
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