Recap My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic S 1 E 6 Boast Busters Discussion

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06:27:21 AM Jan 16th 2013
edited by RWB2
About the general disagreement about Trixie being deservedly called out on bragging(by Rainbow Dash)....

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Trixie: Come one, come all! Come and witness the amazing magic of the Great and Powerful Trixie! Audience: Ooh! Trixie: Watch in awe as the Great and Powerful Trixie performs the most spectacular feats of magic ever witnessed by pony eyes! [fireworks and fanfare]

Pretty standard introduction for a stage magician, actually. And yes, this all she says before she gets heckled by Rainbow Dash.

Say what you want for the rest of the episode, or her going a bit too far showing the others up later, but at this point, she really hasn't done anything to deserve being heckled. And pray tell, what led up to said heckling?

Rarity: My, my, my! What boasting!

Spike: Come on, no pony's as magical as Twi— Twi— Twi— Oh! [clears throat]

Hey, Rarity, I, uh— Mustache! Twilight Sparkle: There's nothing wrong with being talented, is there?

Applejack: Nothin' at all, 'cept in when someone goes around showin' it off like a school filly with fancy new ribbons.

Rarity: Just because one has the ability to perform lots of magic does not make one better than the rest of us.

Rainbow Dash: Especially when ya got me around being better than the rest of us. [laughter] Eh, I mean, yeah, uh, magic shmagic. Boo!

This is a pretty over the top reaction... especially if considered together with other episodes. Because guess what? Applejack herself is a braggart(in quite a few episode- goes with having pride as one of your flaws, after all), RD is one as well(as she herself points out), and Rarity's a show-off.

Yet here they are, heckling another pony, who actually has "hyping" as a part of her job.

Any way you cut this episode, the only character that was really in the right all along was Twilight Sparkle.

As for said bragging:

Applejack: She is the best flyer in Ponyville. Rainbow Dash: In Ponyville? I'm probably the best flyer in all of Equestria.

Rainbow Dash: All right, Applejack, you think you're the top athlete in all of Ponyville? Applejack: Well, I was gonna say in all of Equestria, but that might be gilding the lily.

Oh, and just to make these more funny, they are both from episodes after Boast Busters.

RD at least admits that she herself is being hypocritical. AJ on the other hand...
08:36:27 PM Feb 6th 2013
Precisely. She didn't insult, belittle or do anything negative in her introduction. She's a showmare trying to put on an obvious show.
10:29:36 AM Feb 10th 2013
Don't mind some of the fans..some are complete hypocrites. Rainbow Dash and Trixie do brag a lot and to call one of them out for the same thing the other does is irrational ann evokes a Double Standard.
09:22:06 AM Dec 5th 2013
That always did bother me about this episode, Trixie was literally just doing her job....then next thing you know she's getting heckled out of nowhere.
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