YMMV / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S2 E4 "Luna Eclipsed"


  • Alternate Aesop Interpretation: Turn your weakness into a strength.
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Pipsqueak. Some fans think he's adorable, and others think he's annoying.
    • Luna's portrayal in this episode didn't sit too well with some fans.
    • Pinkie's reception in this episode is divided. Her pretending to be scared of Luna act is seen as either getting into the spirit of things or just plain mean.
  • Broken Base: While not as divisive as other episodes (it's of the highest rated episodes by Hasbro), either this episode was the best episode for Luna or the worst thing about her.
  • Fountain of Memes: Being an Ensemble Darkhorse, practically everything Luna said or did in this episode went on to become a meme. "The fun has been doubled!", CANTERLOCK, and "THY PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT HATH ARRIVED" are prominent examples from many.
  • Genius Bonus: Zecora is dressed as an enchantress/storyteller with spiders in her hair. In African folklore, stories are the domain of Anansi the Spider.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Suspiciously Similar Song:
    • Twilight's intro is played against a variation on "In the Hall of the Mountain King". It is later heard intermittently throughout the episode with slight changes.
    • The music playing when they arrive at the festival sounds like the theme from The Munsters.
    • Luna's grand entrance is accompanied by strains of John Williams' "Imperial March".
  • The Woobie:
    • Luna. The poor girl tries, but due to a lot of different things, she keeps making things worse and worse. Who can blame her for finally getting completely fed up with everypony treating her like a monster?
    • Fluttershy. When Luna's standing over her, loudly demanding advice, all Fluttershy can do is meekly agree while looking like she wishes she could melt into the ground.


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