YMMV: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S1 E14 "Suited for Success"
- Alternate Aesop Interpretation:
- Awesome Music: Largely due to Stephen Sondheim's "Putting It Together", of course.
- Crosses the Line Twice: Rarity's entire "I'M SO PATHETIC!" rant. It's not really supposed to be funny at first, given the circumstances of her being overworked from the failure of her first fashion show. Tabitha St. Germain's delivery of her Wangst makes it downright hilarious.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: DJ-P0N3, the DJ unicorn. On screen for only a few seconds doing nothing but bobbing her head and turning on the music. She rivals some of the Mane Six in popularity.
- Genius Bonus: Rainbow Dash's first costume includes a gold crown of laurel leaves. In Ancient Greece, where the myth of the Pegasus came from, laurel wreaths were given to athletic champions. Foreshadowing: She DID win the "Best Young Flyers" competition two episodes later. So by the time she does wear the dress for its original purpose, she's earned her laurels.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- The lyrics that Rainbow Dash "won't look like a tank" and Fluttershy's dress should be "something breezy." M. A. Larson picked up on this as well and went full Trolling Creator with it, cracking that the lyrics for the song are deliberately meant to foreshadow more future episodes.
- During Rarity's meltdown, Pinkie Pie says that she'll become a crazy cat lady. Come Season 4, and Pinkie turns out to have one in her family.
- Memetic Mutation: It needs to be about 20% cooler...
- Never Live It Down: Would you believe this is the only time the "20% cooler" line appears in the show? It was finally referenced again four years later in Rainbow Rocks, though as "20% less cool," and by the human Rainbow Dash.
- Suspiciously Similar Song:
- Rarity's song "Art of the Dress" is closely based on the Barbra Streisand version of "Putting it Together" from the musical Sunday In The Park With George.
- The music during the second fashion show is a rapid-fire medley of sound-alike musical motifs; "Also Sprach Zarathustra" for Twilight's dress; Aaron Copland's "Hoedown" for Applejack's; "I Want Candy" for Pinkie Pie's; the Westminster Chimes for Rainbow Dash's; Claude Debussy's "L'Apres-Midi d'une Faune" for Fluttershy's.
- Wangst: Played for Laughs with Rarity after her fashion show ended in disaster.
- The Woobie: Rarity is stressed out, overworked, and finally breaks down. Making it worse is that she was doing all of this for free and for her friends. This has the benefit of proving her generosity.
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