YMMV / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S1 E21 "Over a Barrel"

  • Accidental Innuendo: Rainbow Dash spreading her wings after Pinkie Pie comes out dressed as a showgirl.
  • Broken Base: This is the second most controversial episode of the season after "Feeling Pinkie Keen,"note  with many fans saying it presents an insultingly offensive simplification of the conflict between Native Americans and white settlers. Other fans believe that the story is not meant to be a direct parallel to the real-life conflict, and that the haters are taking things too seriously, and think the episode's just a good, humorous experience.
  • Foe Yay Shipping: This episode gave quite a popular fan ship between Braeburn and Little Strongheart.
    • It certainly helps that unlike most cases, they're not hostile to each other, and both were more than willing to see eye to eye.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Fluttershy's memetic statement "I'd like to be a tree" took on a decidedly dark edge in Season 7, where she's among the victims of a serious disease that ends with turning into a tree.
  • Memetic Mutation: Fluttershy is a tree.
    • "Welcome to AAAAAAPPLELOOSA!"
    • Wingboner!
    • "Everypony's gay for Braeburn" got this for a while after Braeburn became one of the few semi-developed male characters after Spike.
  • Uncanny Valley: This animation error with Braeburn's face.
  • Unfortunate Implications: This episode came under fire for its Disneyfication of the American westward movement and its purges on Native American homeland by settlers.
  • Values Dissonance: For the reasons depicted in Broken Base and Unfortunate Implications above, an episode like this would largely not even be attempted these days.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Several viewers joke that Dave Polsky was high while writing this episode due to some bizarre moments, such as Applejack reading a bedtime story to an apple tree.