YMMV / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S1 E18 "The Show Stoppers"

  • Accidental Innuendo: The CMC's theme song includes the line "When you're a younger pony/And your flank is very bare".
  • Ear Worm: The vocal-less "Cutie Mark Crusaders Theme"
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The episode shoots for "play your strengths and don't force yourself to do something you don't enjoy." However, the fact that the CMC aren't forcing themselves to do things they don't enjoy — they're quite enthusiastic about their chosen roles in the talent show, and simply a tad discouraged when they don't immediately excel at them — muddies the lesson of the day into a deeply cynical "trying new things is a waste of time and likely to get you laughed at." Six seasons down the line, "On Your Marks" came along to correct this.

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