History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay

26th Apr '16 1:19:34 PM StFan
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-> Written by Cindy Morrow

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-> Written ->Written by Cindy Morrow



!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay here]]):

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!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E11FamilyAppreciationDay here]]):
!!Tropes:



* AnachronismStew: Granny Smith wears a DrillSergeantNasty helmet while being... well... Drill Sergeant Nasty to the jam jars. That's all well and good for modern times but she wears the same kind of helmet in her flashback back when Equestria seemed to be at the 1800s.
** The early 19th century-style settlers that Granny Smith traveled with in her youth travel to Canterlot, which in those days looked like a medieval castle village[[note]]As opposed to the modern-style city it is in present-day episodes[[/note]].

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* AnachronismStew: AnachronismStew:
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Granny Smith wears a DrillSergeantNasty helmet while being... well... Drill Sergeant Nasty to the jam jars. That's all well and good for modern times but she wears the same kind of helmet in her flashback back when Equestria seemed to be at the 1800s.
** The early 19th century-style settlers that Granny Smith traveled with in her youth travel to Canterlot, which in those days looked like a medieval castle village[[note]]As village, as opposed to the modern-style city it is in present-day episodes[[/note]]. episodes.



-->'''Applejack:''' I'm sorry Apple Bloom, but don't you fret. Granny Smith's got no shortage of entertaining stories to tell.
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' I know. That's what I'm worried about.

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-->'''Applejack:''' I'm sorry Apple Bloom, but don't you fret. Granny Smith's got no shortage of entertaining stories to tell.
-->'''Apple
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'''Apple
Bloom:''' I know. That's what I'm worried about.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Applejack assures Apple Bloom that "Granny Smith's got no shortage of entertaining stories to tell."

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Applejack assures Apple Bloom that "Granny Smith's got no shortage of entertaining stories to tell."



* FriendToBugs: Granny Smith is ''extra'' friendly to the bees, as shown in the page image; she calls them by name, gives them flowers, and allows them to land on her. It's revealed that doing so makes their honey sweet when mixed with the Zap Apples, but the 'extra' implies that she is nice to them anyways.

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* FriendToBugs: Granny Smith is ''extra'' friendly to the bees, as shown in the page image; she calls them by name, gives them flowers, and allows them to land on her. It's revealed that doing so makes their honey sweet when mixed with the Zap Apples, but the 'extra' "extra" implies that she is nice to them anyways.



* GenerationXerox: Looking at the line of ponies in Granny Smith's flashback and then at the line nearer the end of the episode reveals that quite a few of Ponyville's inhabitants look like their grandparents.



* HiddenDepths: Silver Spoon is the first to applaud Granny Smith's story.

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* HiddenDepths: HiddenDepths:
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Silver Spoon is the first to applaud Granny Smith's story.



* IdeaBulb: {{Justified|Trope}}. When Scootaloo gets an idea, she leaps up and bumps her head against a lamp, causing it to turn on.



* {{Irony}}: Boy howdy does Diamond Tiara get a heap of this when she learns why and how she's rich and who was responsible for it.



* IdeaBulb: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. When Scootaloo gets an idea, she leaps up and bumps her head against a lamp, causing it to turn on.
* {{Irony}}: Boy howdy does Diamond Tiara get a heap of this when she learns why and how she's rich and who was responsible for it.



* SeriousBusiness: Granny Smith has this gem in the episode's beginning: "There's a whooole mess of steps in this process and you gots to get each one of 'em right... *dramatic zoom/head turn* '''OR ''NO ZAP APPLE JAM!'''''"
** It's eventually revealed that Zap Apples played a direct role in the founding of Ponyville; also, considering that Granny Smith was the one who discovered them in the first place, it makes sense that she'd treat it with such seriousness. Doesn't make it any less funny though.
* ShoutOut: Apple Bloom wears a bonnet similar to Laura Ingalls from ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and gets called by her nickname "Half Pint."

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* SeriousBusiness: Granny Smith has this gem in the episode's beginning: "There's a whooole mess of steps in this process and you gots to get each one of 'em right... *dramatic zoom/head turn* '''OR ''NO ZAP APPLE JAM!'''''"
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JAM!'''''" It's eventually revealed that Zap Apples played a direct role in the founding of Ponyville; also, considering that Granny Smith was the one who discovered them in the first place, it makes sense that she'd treat it with such seriousness. Doesn't make it any less funny though.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Apple Bloom wears a bonnet similar to Laura Ingalls from ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and gets called by her nickname "Half Pint."Pint".



* StealthPun: The Timber Wolves (their bark is worse than their bite, eh?).
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Filthy Rich understandably would prefer not to be called "Filthy."

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* StealthPun: StealthPun:
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The Timber Wolves (their bark is worse than their bite, eh?).
** Uncle Strudel is wearing lederhosen. Both ''Strudel'' and ''lederhosen'' are German words.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Looking at the line of ponies in Granny Smith's flashback and then at the line nearer the end of the episode reveals that quite a few of Ponyville's inhabitants look like their grandparents.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Filthy Rich understandably would prefer not to be called "Filthy.""Filthy".



** Also Uncle Strudel is wearing lederhosen. Both ''Strudel'' and ''lederhosen'' are German words.
13th Nov '15 10:33:22 PM Josef5678
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* DevelopmentGag: Young Granny Smith's design is quite similar to an [[http://fyre-flye.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d48bi2x alternate version of Applejack]] Lauren Faust drew for the show's pitch-bible.



** Big Macintosh's name may not have been an obvious reference but now with him harvesting ''[[AppleMacintosh rainbow-colored apples]]''... (Granted, they don't have any bites in them.)
** The design of the Timberwolves may have been inspired by the [[http://derpiboo.ru/214386 Timbermares from Magic the Gathering]].

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** Big Macintosh's name may not have been an obvious reference but now with him harvesting ''[[AppleMacintosh ''[[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh rainbow-colored apples]]''... (Granted, they don't have any bites in them.)
** The design of the Timberwolves may have been inspired by the [[http://derpiboo.ru/214386 Timbermares Timbermares]] from Magic the Gathering]].''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.



* TitleDrop: Done by Grannie Smith, twice.

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* TitleDrop: Done by Grannie Granny Smith, twice.
17th Oct '15 8:38:18 AM StFan
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'''Granny Smith:''' ''[{{beat}}]'' Wait fer what?

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'''Granny Smith:''' ''[{{beat}}]'' (''{{beat}}'') Wait fer what?



As Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=] work the fields amid the lightning storm that heralds the growth of the Zap Apple Trees' leaves, Granny Smith and Apple Bloom begin the work of making the jam. As they [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext hop amongst water cans in bunny suits while singing the Alphabet Song]], [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] and her father Filthy Rich arrive. As Rich and Granny strike a deal, Diamond Tiara mocks Apple Bloom for her grandmother's embarrassing behaviour, remarking that "at least nopony else is around to see" her. She then assures Apple Bloom that [[BlatantLies her secret is safe]].

Granny Smith and Apple Bloom have to go to town for supplies where they receive mocking laughter from Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon... not to mention strange looks from the townponies. Things only get worse when the next day at school, Filthy Rich finishes his presentation for the weekly Family Appreciation Day and Apple Bloom is next in line to have a family member speak to the class... the same Monday that Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=] are to harvest the Zap Apples, leaving only Granny Smith to appear. Diamond Tiara revels in Apple Bloom's horror and Apple Bloom rushes home to the farm. Applejack confirms neither she nor Big Mac can appear as the Zap Apples disappear after five days. Apple Bloom decides she has to prevent Granny Smith from coming to class to avoid everlasting embarrassment.

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As Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh work the fields amid the lightning storm that heralds the growth of the Zap Apple Trees' leaves, Granny Smith and Apple Bloom begin the work of making the jam. As they [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext hop amongst water cans in bunny suits while singing the Alphabet Song]], [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] and her father Filthy Rich arrive. As Rich and Granny strike a deal, Diamond Tiara mocks Apple Bloom for her grandmother's embarrassing behaviour, remarking that "at least nopony else is around to see" her. She then assures Apple Bloom that [[BlatantLies her secret is safe]].

Granny Smith and Apple Bloom have to go to town for supplies where they receive mocking laughter from Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon... not to mention strange looks from the townponies. Things only get worse when the next day at school, Filthy Rich finishes his presentation for the weekly Family Appreciation Day and Apple Bloom is next in line to have a family member speak to the class... the same Monday that Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh are to harvest the Zap Apples, leaving only Granny Smith to appear. Diamond Tiara revels in Apple Bloom's horror and Apple Bloom rushes home to the farm. Applejack confirms neither she nor Big Mac can appear as the Zap Apples disappear after five days. Apple Bloom decides she has to prevent Granny Smith from coming to class to avoid everlasting embarrassment.



* PlayingSick: The [=CMC=]'s first attempt at keeping Apple Bloom from having to be humiliated on Family Appreciation day involves heating up a thermometer in a teapot and painting Apple Bloom's face green. Granny Smith doesn't buy it.

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* PlayingSick: The [=CMC=]'s CMC's first attempt at keeping Apple Bloom from having to be humiliated on Family Appreciation day involves heating up a thermometer in a teapot and painting Apple Bloom's face green. Granny Smith doesn't buy it.



* TheQuietOne: Big [=McIntosh=] has more lines than his characteristic "eeyup" and "nope" in this episode but not many. On top of that, his only new lines are spoken in unison with Applejack and Apple Bloom.

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* TheQuietOne: Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh has more lines than his characteristic "eeyup" and "nope" in this episode but not many. On top of that, his only new lines are spoken in unison with Applejack and Apple Bloom.



* SeniorSleepCycle: Granny's naps are ultra-predictable — until the [=CMC=] need her to remain asleep. They accidentally bash her head against the ceiling but Apple Bloom's complaints that Granny ''never'' misses her naps implies that even this doesn't work the other times.

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* SeniorSleepCycle: Granny's naps are ultra-predictable -- until the [=CMC=] CMC need her to remain asleep. They accidentally bash her head against the ceiling but Apple Bloom's complaints that Granny ''never'' misses her naps implies that even this doesn't work the other times.



** Big [=McIntosh=]'s name may not have been an obvious reference but now with him harvesting ''[[AppleMacintosh rainbow-colored apples]]''... (Granted, they don't have any bites in them.)

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** Big [=McIntosh=]'s Macintosh's name may not have been an obvious reference but now with him harvesting ''[[AppleMacintosh rainbow-colored apples]]''... (Granted, they don't have any bites in them.)



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: None of the Apple Family bat an eye at anything that Granny Smith does. Even Apple Bloom doesn't find anything out of the ordinary about it 'til Diamond Tiara points it out. Justified in that they live with her and probably go through this every year. That and Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=] know that what she's doing is needed for the Zap Apple Jam.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: None of the Apple Family bat an eye at anything that Granny Smith does. Even Apple Bloom doesn't find anything out of the ordinary about it 'til Diamond Tiara points it out. Justified in that they live with her and probably go through this every year. That and Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh know that what she's doing is needed for the Zap Apple Jam.
27th Aug '15 3:43:40 PM phoenix
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[EverythingsWorseWithBees Bees]]. [[ComicBook/AmazonsAttack My]] [[OhMyGods Celestia]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[EverythingsWorseWithBees [[caption-width-right:350:[[BeeAfraid Bees]]. [[ComicBook/AmazonsAttack My]] [[OhMyGods Celestia]].]]
17th Jul '15 1:41:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: While it is usually a carnival sideshow stunt and involves a queen bee in a box under the chin, bee bearding is actually done in real life and is generally safe for the bearder.
23rd May '15 10:31:05 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ProductionThrowback: The "timberwolves" pun was previously used in Rob Renzetti's MyLifeAsATeenageRobot, in the episode "Armagedroid".

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* ProductionThrowback: The "timberwolves" pun was previously used in Rob Renzetti's MyLifeAsATeenageRobot, ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', in the episode "Armagedroid".
4th May '15 7:40:55 PM N.Harmonik
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* PaletteSwap: The grey colt in the back of the classroom looks awfully similar to Snips.



* PaletteSwap: The grey colt in the back of the classroom looks awfully similar to Snips.



* SeniorSleepCycle: Granny's naps are ultra-predictable—until the [=CMC=] need her to remain asleep. They accidentally bash her head against the ceiling but Apple Bloom's complaints that Granny ''never'' misses her naps implies that even this doesn't work the other times.

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* SeniorSleepCycle: Granny's naps are ultra-predictable—until ultra-predictable — until the [=CMC=] need her to remain asleep. They accidentally bash her head against the ceiling but Apple Bloom's complaints that Granny ''never'' misses her naps implies that even this doesn't work the other times.



** It's eventually revealed that Zap Apples played a direct role in the founding of Ponyville; also, considering that Granny Smith was the one who discovered them in the first place it makes sense that she'd treat it with such seriousness. Doesn't make it any less funny though.
* SlowClap: Even Silver Spoon is impressed by Granny's story.

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** It's eventually revealed that Zap Apples played a direct role in the founding of Ponyville; also, considering that Granny Smith was the one who discovered them in the first place place, it makes sense that she'd treat it with such seriousness. Doesn't make it any less funny though.
* SlowClap: Even Silver Spoon is impressed by Granny's story.
though.



** Big [=McIntosh=]'s name may not have been an obvious reference but now with him harvesting ''[[AppleMacintosh rainbow-colored apples]]''... (Granted; they don't have any bites in them.)

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** Big [=McIntosh=]'s name may not have been an obvious reference but now with him harvesting ''[[AppleMacintosh rainbow-colored apples]]''... (Granted; (Granted, they don't have any bites in them.)



* SmugSnake: Diamond Tiara to Apple Bloom. Later Apple Bloom reverses the roles.
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' If it weren't for ''my'' Granny Smith, ''your'' Daddy wouldn't have barnyard bargains!

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* SlowClap: Even Silver Spoon is impressed by Granny's story.
* SmugSnake: Diamond Tiara to Apple Bloom. Later Later, Apple Bloom reverses the roles.
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' If it weren't for ''my'' Granny Smith, ''your'' Daddy wouldn't have barnyard bargains!Barnyard Bargains!



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: None of the Apple Family bat an eye at anything that Granny Smith does. Even Apple Bloom doesn't find anything out of the ordinary about it till Diamond Tiara points it out. Justified in that they live with her and probably go through this every year. That and Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=] know that what she's doing is needed for the Zap Apple Jam.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: None of the Apple Family bat an eye at anything that Granny Smith does. Even Apple Bloom doesn't find anything out of the ordinary about it till 'til Diamond Tiara points it out. Justified in that they live with her and probably go through this every year. That and Applejack and Big [=McIntosh=] know that what she's doing is needed for the Zap Apple Jam.
2nd May '15 7:19:51 AM Silverblade2
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* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Grandparents]]: Apple Bloom didn't think so until Diamond Tiara implied she should. Fortunately Granny Smith has one heck of a great story to tell.

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* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Grandparents]]: AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Apple Bloom didn't think so until Diamond Tiara implied she should. Fortunately Granny Smith has one heck of a great story to tell.



* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Fillies Love Their Daddies]]: Diamond Tiara is completely attentive to her father's business lecture after it's put the rest of the class to sleep. It's the only time to date that she's seen with a happy smile with no cruelty attached to it.
* [[EverybodyLaughsEnding Everypony Laughs Ending]]: At Diamond Tiara's expense when she's forced into joining the ridiculous harvest activities.

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* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Bad Fillies Love Their Daddies]]: EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Diamond Tiara is completely attentive to her father's business lecture after it's put the rest of the class to sleep. It's the only time to date that she's seen with a happy smile with no cruelty attached to it.
* [[EverybodyLaughsEnding Everypony Laughs Ending]]: EverybodyLaughsEnding: At Diamond Tiara's expense when she's forced into joining the ridiculous harvest activities.



* [[IKissYourHand I Kiss Your Hoof]]: Granny Smith's father kisses Celestia's hoof in gratitude, much to the chagrin of his wife.

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* [[IKissYourHand I Kiss Your Hoof]]: IKissYourHand: Granny Smith's father kisses Celestia's hoof in gratitude, much to the chagrin of his wife.
2nd Jan '15 4:41:42 PM ultimomant
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* DeathGlare: Granny Smith's mother glared at her husband after he kissed Celestia's hoof right in front of her.


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* TongueTrauma: Apple Bloom burns her tongue on a hot thermometer.
11th Nov '14 4:39:40 AM zequeins
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* RitualMagic: The whole process of making Zap Apple jam. All those silly and ridiculous things done are part of the ritual to ensure best yield.
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