Web Video: Bronies React

Bronies React is a You Tube series, created by user ACRacebest originally as a response to "Teens React to My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic". After the popularity of the first episode, more were made, and the series became more original rather than being just a Follow The Leader. Each episode has Race and several of his friends (often changing each episode) reacting to various things related to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, such as popular fanmade content or important episodes in the series.


  • Absentee Actor: The Bronies React to Equestria Girls was notably the first episode in which The Living Tombstone did not appear. He doesn't appear again until the reaction to the season 4 finale, likely due to being busy with various projects.
  • All Periods Are PMS: ACRacebest makes a joke about Luna turning into Nightmare Moon each month. Cue audience booing.
  • And Thats Terrible: At the end of their reaction to the season 3 premiere, Orchestral Design is expressing Tranquil Fury annoyance at the lack of Octavia...
    Orchestral Design: And that makes me mad. (flips table)
  • Badass Beard: Saberspark grows one by the College Humor short reaction, and points it out rather than commenting on the video.
  • Badass Mustache: Dusty has one fine handlebar.
  • Bald Of Awesome: Dustykatt, the self-proclaimed "Manliest Brony in the World".
  • Big Yes: IBringDaLulz reacts this way when Chrysalis defeats Celestia.
  • Call Back: Sometimes, references will be made to the cast members' individual works. For example, in the reaction to the season 2 finale, Solrac sings a bit of "This Day Aria" in the way he has become known for.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Most of them get a shot at this, but Solrac is a consistent example.
  • Cold Open: Usually to introduce the cast for that episode, but also often for comedy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Pretty much everyone.
  • Driven To Suicide: Played with in the Equestria Girls installment. When the silhouettes of the human Mane Six appear during the opening credits, BlackGryph0n takes out a knife, puts it to his throat... and then scrapes off some stubble, saying that he forgot to shave that morning.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first episode (and, to an extent, the second) were less about comedy and more about giving serious reactions and opinions on what they are shown. Since then, the episodes have become more focused on the guys having funny reactions.
  • Fanservice: IBringDaLulz gets a Shirtless Scene at one point.
  • Flipping The Table: Orchestral Design does this at the end of both his appearances so far.
  • Head Desk:
    • One of the bronies does this when imitating Spike, only to hurt himself and curse.
    • This is a Running Gag with AnimatedJames in the Rainbow Rocks episode.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: In the Cupcakes episode, Slenderman seemingly kills Mic the Microphone and takes over for him about halfway through.
  • I Need A Freaking Drink: D.Notive's reaction to receiving the Equestria Girls trailer is to go make himself a drink — before even watching a second of it.
  • Large Ham:
    • Depending on the episode, people like Race, Saberspark, BlackGryph0n, and Tombstone act like this.
    • Orchestral Design and Solrac, however, are always like this.
  • The Last Of These Is Not Like The Others:
    • In the Cold Open for the season 3 premiere reaction episode, everyone is talking about the new episode and how they've been waiting for it... and then cut to Race, who's looking at the camera and commenting how he needs a haircut.
    • Solrac does this during the episode break in the season 4 finale.
      Solrac: What are they gonna do?! How are they gonna do it?! What's gonna happen?! Why am I always recording inside a car?!
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • The first several episodes are rather lighthearted... and then, for Halloween, we get the guys reacting to Cupcakes.
    • In the reaction to the season 2 finale, the cast act their usual funny, snarky selves... then, Twilight starts singing her sad reprise of "B.B.B.F.F.", and everyone becomes much more solemn.
    • And then directly after the above, when Chrysalis — disguised as Cadance — steps in, Race is smiling, thinking she's going to comfort Twilight. Then when Cadence's horn glows and she starts surrounding Twilight in fire, he gets an Oh Crap look on his face, followed by a scream.
  • Ninja: BlackGryph0n dresses up as (and acts like) one during "Bronies React to Cupcakes".
  • No Indoor Voice: Solrac's very shouty, to say the least. Justified, as he's known for that in the brony fandom.
  • Only Known By Their Nickname:
    • Everyone is referred to by their usernames or other nicknames.
    • Parodied in the Halloween special; everyone is dressed in a costume, so they are referred to by whatever they are dressed as. For example, Race is a cow, so he is called "Cow".
  • Only Sane Man:
    • The entire cast is pretty nuts, but Dusty and D.Notive seem to have a firm grip on this role.
    • When they aren't around, either Tombstone or Saberspark end up as this.
  • Precision F Strike: Occasionally, and sometimes censored.
  • Rage Quit: Orchestral Design in the season 2 finale reaction, after his Flipping The Table.
  • Rated M For Manly: Dusty has a reputation for being the "Manliest Brony in the World".
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Among the bronies appearing in this series are Dusty, who is nicknamed "The Manliest Brony in the World", and BlackGryph0n and Robbob, both of whom are in the military. Gryph0n, in fact, often records his footage while wearing his fatigues. Lampshaded by Robbob in the beginning of the season 3 premiere reaction...
    Robbob: (walking into a room wearing his full military gear) Well, just got done saving America. Time to watch some ponies!
  • Running Gag: "I bet Luna's gonna have a really big role in this episode!"
  • Sarcasm Failure: In the first episode, when one of the teens in the Teens React episode they're reacting to uses "on the other side of the street" as a euphemism for "gay" (and basically calls bronies gay in the process), practically everyone in Bronies React is unable to do anything except glare at the camera or just make a "what the hell" expression with their face. Yes, even Solrac was silent. D.Notive is the only one who responds to question the use of the phrase.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Solrac is Carlos spelled backwards.
  • Sound Effect Bleep: Saberspark censors his Precision F Strikes, though nobody else does.
  • The Stinger:
    • The reaction to Derpy's censoring...
      IBringDaLulz: Can the bronies survive? Would I go gay for Mic— what?
    • And then, in the reaction to the season 3 premiere, in a more Foreshadowing way...
      Race: (is leaving the room, stops) Wait...
      (plays clip from the episode, where Celestia and Luna are talking about Twilight being "ready")
      Race: (turns around) Ready for what? (episode ends with the famous Inception sound)
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Everyone seems to call the vines in the season 4 premiere "Tentacles".
  • Take That:
    • Nowacking in the season 3 premiere reaction episode says that King Sombra looks like a bad OC pony... or, in other words, an OC pony.
    • The Gak commercials during the season 3 premiere irritate everyone.
      Race: MAKE IT STOP!
      Saberspark: *bleep*. Gak.
      BlackGryph0n: (casually loads gun, then points gun at computer screen)
  • Tranquil Fury: Orchestral Design in the season 3 premiere at the lack of Octavia. At first.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: "Bronies React to Cupcakes"; Saberspark does not like it. He has trouble just talking after the first few minutes.
  • We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: In the reaction to the season 2 finale, when the first episode ends and the credits start to roll, Orchestral Design runs off to get a drink. Cue a "Please Stand By" screen.
  • Yanks With Tanks: BlackGryph0n is a member of the US Navy and has appeared in uniform in several videos.
  • You Answered Your Own Question: AnimatedJames in the Rainbow Rocks episode:
    AnimatedJames: Okay, why are they all sabotaging this specific act? I mean, why don't they sabotage Snips and Snails'... okay, nevermind, I answered my own question.
  • You Make Me Sic: In the Rainbow Rocks review, BlackGryph0n flips a lid over a double negative (when both Fluttershy and Applejack say "Me neither!" when they should say "Me too!").