Recap My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic S 2 E 18 A Friend In Deed Discussion

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10:05:52 AM Apr 7th 2012
"Friendship. Friendship everywhere."

That is gold. 10/10
11:59:44 PM Feb 24th 2012
I have the feeling that Cranky's name was actually simply Doodle Donkey, and the Cranky got added over the years as he became more grumpy over being unable to find his special friend.

Said special friend seemed surprised, when she said, "My. You really are Cranky, aren't you?"

11:22:38 PM Feb 21st 2012
I feel that the "felt animation sequence" should be mentioned under Art Shift, but Pinkie's act of pulling out of the green felt check would be under Medium Blending. Whatcha think?
05:07:49 PM Feb 22nd 2012
Are we sure that particular checkmark is in stop motion, though? It seems like it could just be a .jpeg of a felt checkmark, and it doesn't particularly look like stop motion, just frame-by-frame animation.
10:53:36 PM Feb 21st 2012
edited by MaroxXIII
Two things:

During Pinkie Pie's morning warm-up routine, doesn't it bring to mind a certain Pixar movie? What really made the connection was the part where she fell on a bunch of jacks, and then she landed in a bunch of toys, much to the Cake twins delight.

There was a Visual Pun / Stealth Pun when Pinkie was complementing Cranky's wagon. She went back and got her own just to greet him with. In other words: She rolled out the "Welcome Wagon."
06:48:20 PM Feb 18th 2012
edited by RosesSpindle
Early on, while Pinkie's being her usual hyper self, she plays with Cranky's droopy ears and ties them into a bow on top of his head. Would this be a Shout-Out to that old children's song ("Do your ears hang low? Do they wobble to and fro? Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow?"), or some other trope?
04:28:53 PM Mar 11th 2012
I'm sure I've seen that gag in older cartoons (I'm thinking Looney Toons or its contemporaries). Pinkie's behavior through all this episode was very similar to that of a cartoon character of that era, so it probably was a nod to that era of wacky characters.
02:41:21 PM Feb 18th 2012
Did anyone else think the last few minutes of the show were trying to get some crap past the radar?

two lovers reunited, they kiss and tell pinkie they want some privacy and then go into the house together. Pinkie then interrupts them and they both get aggravated with her. It doesn't exactly take a genius to know what they had in mind.
11:25:19 PM Feb 21st 2012
IMO it never implied any Hot Coffee. Any suggestive implication is Heh Heh, You Said X at best...
01:40:58 PM Feb 18th 2012
Did anyone else notice how Pinkie is taking after Twilight a bit. A friend making checklist, as opposed to the pilot where you just get the gasp. And how she goes to Twilight for advice/to vent.
03:01:58 PM Feb 18th 2012
This isn't the first time Pinkie has vented to Twilight. Remember "Griffon the Brush-Off"?
11:53:39 AM Feb 18th 2012
edited by Pannic
Pinkie's "Smile" song is an "I Am" Song, not an Image Song. An Image Song, according to the article, is a supplemental promotional piece released independently of the show (no, a leak doesn't count). This is not the case with the song in the episode. It's a musical number in the show.
11:24:34 AM Feb 18th 2012
Did anyone else think of Steven Magnet when Pinkie gave Cranky his new wig? After all, Rarity did make the wig and she proved her generosity with Steven Magnet in episode 2.
01:03:53 PM Feb 18th 2012
It soooo true.
01:04:29 PM Feb 18th 2012
It soooo true.
01:04:59 PM Feb 18th 2012
oops, double post. My bad.
08:25:19 AM Feb 18th 2012
Did anyone else catch Pinkie thinking inside the chimney again?
09:50:11 AM Feb 18th 2012
I did! The moment I saw that I thought "And the antics of Chancellor Puddinghead return!
03:52:15 AM Feb 22nd 2012
Her face when deciding to apologize to Cranky reminded me very strongly of Chancellor Puddinghead.
01:09:08 PM Feb 2nd 2012
The only creature to refuse her friendship? So what happened to Gilda?
03:43:02 PM Feb 7th 2012
Did Pinkie really offer to be friends with Gilda? The description says the first creature to refuse her offer, so if Pinkie didn't offer to her the description is still valid.
05:01:04 PM Feb 16th 2012
I'm surprised it's taken this long for her offer to be refused. No one has ever said no to her wild and crazy antics before? Is Ponyville really that nice of a neighborhood?
05:38:26 PM Feb 17th 2012
And when she thought they had rejected her... well... we've seen what happens there.
10:49:19 AM Feb 18th 2012
After seeing today's episode, it seems like there's a difference between being rejected by a stranger and a friend.
10:59:24 AM Feb 18th 2012
I think some of Ponyville is saying yes to Pinkie's friendship because it's the path of least resistance.
11:20:05 AM Feb 18th 2012
I think it's strange that Cranky didn't really have a good reason (other than her being hyper) for refusing Pinkie's friendship to begin with, but as the episode goes on Pinkie's obsessive behavior ends up worsening relations and actually justifies Cranky's attitude. Thank Celestia Pinkie Pie knows the only other donkey in town.
12:23:21 PM Feb 18th 2012
We've seen at least one other male donkey before, so presumably there are at least two donkeys in town.
12:45:32 PM Feb 18th 2012
Are you talking about the mule from Applebuck Season? At least I thought it was a mule. He kind of looked like a cross between a horse and donkey, at least.
03:11:01 PM Feb 18th 2012
I'd say he would have been only creature who lived in Ponyville to reject her friendship. I'm sure plenty of Canterlot residents hate her for trashing at least two high end social functions, while Gilda, Flim and Flam were all just passing through and thus were not Ponyville residents. Cranky actually was going to settle down there.
03:08:24 PM Jan 21st 2012
So, do you think this is when they play "Smile, Smile, Smile"?
11:08:43 AM Jan 23rd 2012
It makes more sense now then ever.
09:00:28 AM Feb 18th 2012
And it WAS! Finally!
08:19:55 AM Jul 1st 2013
Is it just me or is Pinkie's behavior a bit more irritating then usual in this episode ?

10:12:36 PM Jul 6th 2013
Wonderbolt academy is worse i hated the characterization in that one. it seems like they like to portray donkeys as ugly in looks and attitude. why on earth would pinkie want to be friends with him in the first place.
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