History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin

27th May '16 12:14:59 PM NativeJovian
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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: According to the PhotoMontage, the ''hummingbird'' is capable of fencing. (Which is odd, because it was earlier established that it couldn't give a high-five without plummeting to the ground.)
26th Apr '16 12:19:58 PM StFan
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!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin here]]):

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!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin here]]):
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--> '''Rainbow Dash:''' You ''would'' think that, Twilight, and that's why ''you'' would never qualify to be my pet.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: While Fluttershy doesn't have one, there '''''are''''' [[http://www.livescience.com/28578-striped-bat-from-south-sudan.html yellow striped bats]] in the world.

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--> '''Rainbow -->'''Rainbow Dash:''' You ''would'' think that, Twilight, and that's why ''you'' would never qualify to be my pet.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: While Fluttershy doesn't have one, there '''''are''''' [[http://www.livescience.com/28578-striped-bat-from-south-sudan.html yellow striped yellow-striped bats]] in the world.



-->'''Rainbow Dash''': The bat would be awesome but the wasp I'm digging too. Do you have anything in a yellow striped bat?

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-->'''Rainbow Dash''': Dash:''' The bat would be awesome but the wasp I'm digging too. Do you have anything in a yellow striped yellow-striped bat?



--> '''Rainbow Dash:''' Not much point in a Pony Pet Play Date for a Pony without a pet, right?\\

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--> '''Rainbow -->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Not much point in a Pony Pet Play Date for a Pony without a pet, right?\\



* CanadaEh: DHX Media/Studio B shows it's Canadian roots by staging Rainbow Dash and the eagle playing curling (a popular Canadian sport) in the photo montage. It's irony if the eagle is meant to be a bald eagle, the symbol of America, where curling is non-existent and stereotypically connected to Canada in this fashion.

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* CanadaEh: DHX Media/Studio B shows it's its Canadian roots by staging Rainbow Dash and the eagle playing curling (a popular Canadian sport) in the photo montage. It's irony if the eagle is meant to be a bald eagle, the symbol of America, where curling is non-existent and stereotypically connected to Canada in this fashion.



--> '''Fluttershy:''' I'm sensing you want an animal who can fly.\\

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--> '''Fluttershy:''' -->'''Fluttershy:''' I'm sensing you want an animal who can fly.\\



* CatsAreMean: Played straight as always with the ever-upset Opal, but averted with Fluttershy's "puddy tat," who is affectionate (although it still fails to impress Rainbow Dash).

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* CatsAreMean: Played straight as always with the ever-upset Opal, but averted with Fluttershy's "puddy tat," tat", who is affectionate (although it still fails to impress Rainbow Dash).



''[Opal hisses]''\\

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''[Opal hisses]''\\(''Opal hisses'')\\



---> '''Rainbow Dash:''' Cutsie-wootsie? Have you even ''met'' me?

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---> '''Rainbow --->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Cutsie-wootsie? Have you even ''met'' me?



---> '''Rainbow Dash:''' Any questions?\\
'''Applejack:''' ''[aside]'' I got one: Does she understand what a pet ''really'' needs?\\

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---> '''Rainbow --->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Any questions?\\
'''Applejack:''' ''[aside]'' (''aside'') I got one: Does she understand what a pet ''really'' needs?\\



** Rainbow sings under the same dramatic spotlights as in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp Winter Wrap Up]].

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** Rainbow sings under the same dramatic spotlights as in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp Winter Wrap Up]].Up]]".



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by the tortoise donning a pair when Rainbow Dash talks about needing a "cool pet".
* CrashingDreams: Her freaky dream turns out to be a result of the rest of the mane cast's pets being noisy around her tree but one would wonder how Gummy and Angel make noises that would get her to think of them subconsciously.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the tortoise donning a pair when Rainbow Dash talks about needing a "cool pet".
* CrashingDreams: Her freaky dream turns out to be a result of the rest of the mane cast's Mane Cast's pets being noisy around her tree but tree; one would wonder how Gummy and Angel make noises that would get her to think of them subconsciously.



--> '''Rainbow Dash:''' But I said whoever crosses the finish line ''with'' me gets to be my pet.\\

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--> '''Rainbow -->'''Rainbow Dash:''' But I said whoever crosses the finish line ''with'' me gets to be my pet.\\



* FirstPetStory: Rainbow Dash's. It's about finding the 'the best pet'.

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* FirstPetStory: Rainbow Dash's. It's about finding the 'the "the best pet'.pet".



** By the time the owl and bat (3rd and 4th place) cross the finish line, the other five Mane cast are still cheering for the animals but clearly concerned about the lack of Dash.

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** By the time the owl and bat (3rd (3[-[[superscript:rd]]-] and 4th 4[-[[superscript:th]]-] place) cross the finish line, the other five Mane cast are still cheering for the animals but clearly concerned about the lack of Dash.



* {{Gesundheit}}

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* {{Gesundheit}}{{Gesundheit}}:



* HelpImStuck: During TheBigRace at the episode's climax, a boulder from the avalanche lands on Rainbow Dash's wing. As the four competing pets passed her, she was stuck...until ''somebody'' came to her rescue.

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* HelpImStuck: During TheBigRace at the episode's climax, a boulder from the avalanche lands on Rainbow Dash's wing. As the four competing pets passed her, she was stuck... until ''somebody'' came to her rescue.



* IWantSong: Wanting a pet may not be as grand a scope as your usual Franchise/DisneyPrincess song, but the duet does a wonderful job establishing all the key plot points for the episode.



* IWantSong: Wanting a pet may not be as grand a scope as your usual Franchise/DisneyPrincess song, but the duet does a wonderful job establishing all the key plot points for the episode.



* SecondPlaceIsForWinners: Even though the tortoise comes in last during the race, he still gets to be Rainbow Dash's pet for being the most loyal to her. She justifies this with the exact rulings she placed for the race.



-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' And so the final tie-breaking contest is going to be...''[to herself]'' [[DramaticPause pause for dramatic effect]], ''[{{beat}}, then to everyone]'' a race against me! ''[JumpCut]'' Through Ghastly Gorge! [[{{Sting}} Dun dun]] [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud dunnnnnn]]!! ([[StockSoundEffects hawk screech]][[note]] which was made by [[NoisyNature an eagle]][[/note]])

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-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' And so the final tie-breaking contest is going to be...''[to herself]'' (''to herself'') [[DramaticPause pause for dramatic effect]], ''[{{beat}}, (''{{beat}}, then to everyone]'' everyone'') a race against me! ''[JumpCut]'' (''{{jump cut}}'') Through Ghastly Gorge! [[{{Sting}} Dun dun]] [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud dunnnnnn]]!! ([[StockSoundEffects (''[[StockSoundEffects hawk screech]][[note]] which was made by [[NoisyNature an eagle]][[/note]])eagle]][[/note]]'')



* MundaneMadeAwesome: During the musical number, Fluttershy gives one pet a grand entrance, including fanfare, curtain rise, and a specially made stage for it to stand on. The pet in question? A squirrel--a flying squirrel, but a squirrel nonetheless. (This may be [[BitingTheHandHumor a jab at the toy line]]; the basic ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/shop/details.cfm?guid=BD9B4F66-5056-900B-104C-F1DAE68E28B8 Rainbow Dash]]'' toy comes with a squirrel figurine.)

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: During the musical number, Fluttershy gives one pet a grand entrance, including fanfare, curtain rise, and a specially made stage for it to stand on. The pet in question? A squirrel--a squirrel -- a flying squirrel, but a squirrel nonetheless. (This may be [[BitingTheHandHumor a jab at the toy line]]; the basic ''[[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_US/shop/details.cfm?guid=BD9B4F66-5056-900B-104C-F1DAE68E28B8 Rainbow Dash]]'' toy comes with a squirrel figurine.)



* NobleBirdOfPrey: The owl, the falcon, and the eagle all qualify for the final race because they are all mighy and majestic/dignified creatures. The falcon is even a GracefulLoser.
* NonIndicativeTitle: The animals are competing to become a pet, and as such, are not yet pets. Fluttershy is more their caretaker than owner; something like a 'foster owner'.

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* NobleBirdOfPrey: The owl, the falcon, and the eagle all qualify for the final race because they are all mighy mighty and majestic/dignified creatures. The falcon is even a GracefulLoser.
* NonIndicativeTitle: The animals are competing to become a pet, and as such, are not yet pets. Fluttershy is more their caretaker than owner; something like a 'foster owner'. "foster owner".



** The mane cast is at the start line, and at the finish line, before anyone else. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as Twilight has genuine teleportation.

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** The mane cast Mane Cast is at the start line, and at the finish line, before anyone else. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], {{Justified|Trope}}, as Twilight has genuine teleportation.



* PunnyName: "Quarray" Eels

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* PunnyName: "Quarray" EelsEels.



* "Music/RideOfTheValkyries": Plays [[SourceMusic and is whistled by Rainbow Dash]] during the race through [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Ghastly Gorge.]] It's a PublicDomainSoundtrack: No SuspiciouslySimilarSong here!



* ShapedLikeItself: "I can't be stuck here forever! It's like...''forever!''"

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* SecondPlaceIsForWinners: Even though the tortoise comes in last during the race, he still gets to be Rainbow Dash's pet for being the most loyal to her. She justifies this with the exact rulings she placed for the race.
* ShapedLikeItself: "I can't be stuck here forever! It's like... ''forever!''"



** Fluttershy's "[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes puddy tat]]."

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** Fluttershy's "[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes puddy tat]]."tat]]".



** When Dash slalom runs through the pets, she generates an angular rainbow light wall similar to the Light Cycles in ''{{TRON}}''.

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** When Dash slalom runs through the pets, she generates an angular rainbow light wall similar to the Light Cycles in ''{{TRON}}''.''Film/{{Tron}}''.



* ShownTheirWork: The falcon shown in the episode [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111121184639/mlp/images/e/e3/Falcon_looks_cool_S2E7-W7.png strongly]] [[http://www.pegsteunenberg.com/images/peregrine_falcon_01.jpg resembles]] a Peregrine Falcon. Peregrines are known for their blazing fast 200 mph dive, which makes the species uncannily well matched to a pony who can break the sound barrier when diving. Also, peregrine falcon mating rituals consist of daring flight maneuvers, and females are larger and stronger than males.

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* ShownTheirWork: The falcon shown in the episode [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111121184639/mlp/images/e/e3/Falcon_looks_cool_S2E7-W7.png strongly]] [[http://www.pegsteunenberg.com/images/peregrine_falcon_01.jpg resembles]] a Peregrine Falcon. Peregrines are known for their blazing fast 200 mph dive, which makes the species uncannily well matched well-matched to a pony who can break the sound barrier when diving. Also, peregrine falcon mating rituals consist of daring flight maneuvers, and females are larger and stronger than males.



* SourceMusic: "Music/RideOfTheValkyries" plays and is whistled by Rainbow Dash during the race through [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Ghastly Gorge.]] It's a PublicDomainSoundtrack: No SuspiciouslySimilarSong here!



** Parodied when Fluttershy tries to drag Rainbow Dash to her house. She's so thrilled she's carrying Rainbow as she flies! [[note]] Except that Rainbow's rear hooves are dragging along the ground.[[/note]]

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** Parodied when Fluttershy tries to drag Rainbow Dash to her house. She's so thrilled she's carrying Rainbow as she flies! [[note]] Except that Rainbow's rear hooves are dragging along the ground.[[/note]]



* UnderdogsNeverLose: The tortoise was only allowed to compete because Fluttershy brow beat Dash into allowing it. It wins but only because of the avalanche.

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* UnderdogsNeverLose: The tortoise was is only allowed to compete because Fluttershy brow beat browbeat Dash into allowing it. It wins but only because of the avalanche.






Tenacity!

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Tenacity!Tenacity!
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9th Nov '15 7:23:04 PM Josef5678
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* NobleBirdOfPrey: The owl, the falcon, and the eagle all qualify for the final race because they are all mighy and majestic/dignified creatures. [[spoiler: The falcon is even a GracefulLoser.]]

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* NobleBirdOfPrey: The owl, the falcon, and the eagle all qualify for the final race because they are all mighy and majestic/dignified creatures. [[spoiler: The falcon is even a GracefulLoser.]]
27th Aug '15 3:44:18 PM phoenix
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* BeeAfraid: Averted. Fluttershy offers a wasp as a ''pet'' and it acts benign.



* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Averted. Fluttershy offers a wasp as a ''pet'' and it acts benign.
7th Jun '15 6:50:50 PM Softy
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* MusicalWorldHypotheses: The duet in this episode follows the Adaptation Hypothesis. Fluttershy makes reference to the song at the end of the episode:

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* MusicalWorldHypotheses: The duet in this episode follows the Adaptation Alternate Universe Hypothesis. Fluttershy makes reference to the song at the end of the episode:
2nd May '15 2:51:06 AM Silverblade2
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* [[EverythingsWorseWithBees Everything's Worse With Wasps]]: Averted. Fluttershy offers a wasp as a ''pet'' and it acts benign.

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* [[EverythingsWorseWithBees Everything's Worse With Wasps]]: EverythingsWorseWithBees: Averted. Fluttershy offers a wasp as a ''pet'' and it acts benign.



* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Her Own Petard]]: Rainbow Dash's bragging while flying backwards causes the avalanche that traps her. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff You'd think Rainbow would have learned her]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel lesson about not watching where she's flying.]]

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* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Her Own Petard]]: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Rainbow Dash's bragging while flying backwards causes the avalanche that traps her. [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff You'd think Rainbow would have learned her]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel lesson about not watching where she's flying.]]
18th Apr '15 2:34:10 PM pvsage
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* CatapultNightmare: After dreaming of falling a great distance, Rainbow Dash bolts up out of her makeshift bed on a tree branch.



* CrashingDreams: Her freaky dream turns out to be a result of the rest of the mane cast's pets being noisy around her tree but one would wonder how Gummy and Angel make noises that would get her to think of them subconsciously.



* DreamTropes: Several.
** CatapultNightmare: After dreaming of falling a great distance, Rainbow Dash bolts up out of her makeshift bed on a tree branch.
** CrashingDreams: Her freaky dream turns out to be a result of the rest of the mane cast's pets being noisy around her tree but one would wonder how Gummy and Angel make noises that would get her to think of them subconsciously.

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* DreamTropes: Several.
** CatapultNightmare: After dreaming of falling
DreamsOfFlying: Of course, for a great distance, pegasus like Rainbow Dash bolts up out of her makeshift bed on a tree branch.
** CrashingDreams: Her freaky dream turns out to be a result of the rest of the mane cast's pets being noisy around her tree but one would wonder how Gummy and Angel make noises that would get her to think of them subconsciously.
Dash, it's just an ordinary dream.
8th Apr '15 7:27:50 PM nombretomado
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* IWantSong: Wanting a pet may not be as grand a scope as your usual DisneyPrincess song, but the duet does a wonderful job establishing all the key plot points for the episode.

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* IWantSong: Wanting a pet may not be as grand a scope as your usual DisneyPrincess Franchise/DisneyPrincess song, but the duet does a wonderful job establishing all the key plot points for the episode.
7th Apr '15 4:34:09 AM Arawn999
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* OffModel: Rainbow Dash is briefly animated without wings while lounging in a tree.

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* OffModel: OffModel:
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Rainbow Dash is briefly animated without wings while lounging in a tree.tree.
** When Rainbow is giving her DrillSergeantNasty routine and says her prospective pets need guts, the duck is on an animation layer above hers as she zips past them, making for a very weird FreezeFrameBonus.
30th Sep '14 7:20:38 AM pvsage
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Added DiffLines:

* WhatIsThisFeeling: Rainbow Dash isn't accustomed to feeling and expressing delicate emotions. The first sign that she is starting to warm up to the tortoise is a meek smile when she tells him "You're starting to creep me out".
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