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Keyframe: Thespio! Thespio! Thespio! EQ3 just got released! We gotta react to it!
Thespio: [Gasp!] You mean, stoop to the absolute lowest form of entertainment fads, that requires absolutely no effort for creative hacks, like us?
Keyframe: Yup!
Thespio: Sign me up, girl!

What if the MLP Analysis community decided to shamelessly rip off Bronies React? You'd have... well... a show just like it, but with the MLP Analysis cast.

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And like that show, the format is clips of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (and other related works) spliced with scenes of the analyst bronies making jokes and comments.

The episodes were originally hosted on CellSpex's channel, but after certain events involving ToonKriticY2K, they were removed from her channel and posted onto their own channel, with Toon's scenes being edited out. However, due to some heavily featuring him, such as the Season 6 Finale and Season 7 Finale, they remain removed.


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Analyst Bronies React provides examples of:

  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: Razor notes that Luna's camping outfit is more fitting for a ten-year old Pokémon trainer.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: AnY points out an inversion. Dog Spike shows agility that should fit cats, not dogs.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: The reaction to Celestia and Luna trying to fight off the storm around the Crystal Empire. So while "Ode to Joy" is playing...
    Dr Wolf: Wait. Celestia and Luna are actually doing something?... Yes, yes! More of this, please! Lots more of this!
    CellSpex: OMG, Celestia and Luna are helping in a crisis?
    Voice of Reason: Celestia's doing something! And it's not in an alternate timeline!
    Thespio: IT TOOK THEM SIX WHOLE YEARS, BUT THEY'RE FINALLY DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE! [cue tears of joy]
  • Artistic License – Physics:
    CellSpex: Animation - Physics? What's that?
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  • Berserk Button: Thespio pulls out his gun whenever someone says "Glim Glam in the Zim Zam".
  • Big Word Shout: When Everfree uses the word "reputation", after all the uses in Friendship Games, Thespio gleefully shouts the word again.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Even with the invisibility spell, Trixie surely would have wet herself in fear.
  • Character Derailment: There are In-Universe reactions to this in Everfree.
    • The analysts are not happy that human Filthy Rich is being portrayed as a Corrupt Corporate Executive, when his Equestrian counterpart has been an aversion to that trope.
    • They are also not happy that human Rarity gets flanderized to just care about fashion, unlike the Hidden Depths of her counterpart.
  • Compensating for Something: If a dragon is using a smaller lava surfboard than the other dragons, is he undercompensating?
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • Voice of Reason brought his "anti slasher villain spray" for the Legend of Everfree review.
    • Stupid Private 913 brought his shotgun to the same review, just in case any monstrosities from Equestria show up.
  • Critical Hit: After Rainbow Dash tricks a dragon and gets away with an item she needs, Voice of Reason notes she rolled a natural 20 for bluffing.
  • Cuteness Overload: Thespio gets these a lot. Keyframe even references the trope by name.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Keyframe has a Twilight plushie complain about how she is so bored and has nothing to do. When Thespio tries to comfort the plushie, she shouts "I DON'T NEED YOUR PITY!"
  • Drinking Game: It turns out Thespio had been making one of "Reputation" the whole time.
  • Fandom Heresy: In-Universe, Midnight Sonata gets a booing crowd when she criticizes Fluttershy.
  • Follow the Leader: The first video spoofs In-Universe how this is just like Bronies React, with title cards like "Totally an Original Idea Productions", and "Completely Different Bronies React!"
  • Gag Dub: CellSpex gets so tired of Rarity talking about the "camp fashion show" that she decides to dub it over with the words "human sacrifice".
  • Geeky Turn-On: After Applejack kicks away a boulder, a picture of Maud Pie proposes to her.
  • Get a Room!: Jokes that Starlight and Sunburst should stop trying awkward conversations, and just *bleep* already.
  • Groin Attack: Midnight Sonata drops a stack of binders on Thespio's lap. He shouts "OH, MY HORSE APPLES!"
  • Head Desk: Thespio and Keyframe do this the first time "Pony Up" is said in Equestria Girls, but Keyframe uses a pillow.
  • Hollywood Science: CellSpex compares Sci-Twi opening her device in "Unleash the Magic" to just throwing chemicals in the air and seeing what happens.
  • Irony: Being in slow roasted form is Applejack's favorite dish.
    Thespio: Oh, it's gonna taste so good by the second act!
  • Kill It with Fire: When Star Swirl says they have only one plan to save the land, Voice of Reason says "Lots, and lots, of napalm."
  • Kneel Before Zod: When Starlight returns to Our Town, Midnight Sonata plays it as coming to reconquer.
    I HAVE RETURNED, MORTALS! BOW BEFORE MY POWER! [Evil Laugh]
  • Lame Pun Reaction:
    • Timber's line about Twilight "falling" for him got loads of groans.
      Voice of Reason: BOO! PUT EFFORT INTO YOUR FLIRTING!
    • Voice of Reason got a booing crowd when he does a "And don't call me Shirley" gag.
  • Lampshaded the Obscure Reference:
    Stupid Private 913: Oh nice, Spike. Is that Grecian urn a John Keats original? Anybody get that? Anybody? — aw, dang.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: Star Swirl trying and failing to use magic with his horn, and Thespio makes the comparison to this trope.
  • Narm: In-Universe: The changelings' voices cause Thespio and Midnight Sonata to burst out laughing. That is, until the changelings show their snake tongues and become scary again.
  • Nerds Are Virgins: Thespio says this about Twilight, after she brags about all the research she does.
  • Non-Indicative Title: Lampshaded about Friendship Games.
    CellSpex: For a movie called The Friendship Games, this really has a terrible attitude about competition.
  • Noodle Implements: Thespio will not say how he has a pair of rubber gloves and a straitjacket.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: CellSpex was not joking about Shining Armor's voice actor going off to "voice a T-Rex/wrecking ball in a Dreamworks cartoon with InuYasha". She points to a poster for Dinotrux.
  • Obligatory Joke:
    • When Sci-Twi sings "What More Is Out There", most of the cast compared it to a Disney Princess song (though Thespio draws the line at referencing High School Musical).
    • When Twilight and Spike enter a time vortex, there is a flood of Doctor Who jokes.
    • When changeling Spike opens a door slot, it gets The Wizard of Oz references.
  • Obviously Evil:
    • Cinch's office gets a few comments about how the lighting makes it clear she's the antagonist. AnY then gushes about how Cinch herself is just shamelessly full of such tropes.
      Stupid Private 913: Ah, I see Principal Cinch decorates in "Sith Lord Modern". Very classy.
    • Though not obviously a villain, Gloriosa is obviously foreshadowed as the villain, as several analysts point out.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • When Discord appears, Lightning Bliss is about to do the mother of all Squees, so her roommates duck and cover. They duck and cover again when Bliss realizes the episode will feature the changeling kingdom.
    • CellSpex thinks Luna's face, when hearing of the last words of Star Swirl, says "Oh crap, I forgot to burn the evidence!"
  • Readings Blew Up the Scale:
    • When Luna appears, there is a warning klaxon, and then the "overrated meter" blows up.
    • The "convenience meter" blows up when the Cutie Map tells the heroes where the Pony of Shadows is, the instant they ask.
  • Reference Overdosed: They make references at the drop of a hat.
  • Relationship Sue: In-Universe, a crowd starts booing Timber Spruce as soon as he and Sci-Twi start blushing at each other, and Thespio says that he hasn't actually done anything worth hating yet. Then Timber says a cheesy one-liner to Twilight, and Thespio tells the crowd to boo away.
  • Rule of Three:
    • Keyframe is not happy that Twilight only walked through two doors that made a lens flare.
      Keyframe: My rule of three is not satisfied.
    • CellSpex has three things she wants from Friendship Games:
      CellSpex: One, I wanna see human Cadance and Shining Armor. Number two, I wanna see Sunset revert back to her demon form. Number three, I need to see Human Twilight shun Flash Sentry! Bonus 50 points if she calls him a stalker!
  • Running Gag:
    • Thespio made one of counting all the times Friendship Games said "Pony Up", but refused to have one for "Reputation". One was enough. And he didn't want it to start again in the next movie.
    • In Legend of Everfree, Thespio announced he was making one about counting the "Meme Faces", which was noting all the freeze framing on faces, that could be interpreted as lascivious. Then when the movie is done, he says you'll question why your mind is as much in the gutter as his is.
    • In the "Shadow Play" video, CellSpex plays a sample of a song from Yandere Simulator when Twilight really fangirls over Star Swirl.
      "Please notice me, Senpai!"
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Thespio tries to flee the reaction when he realizes that "Shadow Play" was scripted by one of his most hated authors. Midnight Sonata has to restrain him.
  • Self-Deprecation: Thespio and Keyframe start one mocking that these videos are lazy trend hopping... but are still enthusiastic about making them.
  • Series Continuity Error: Thespio points out that Shining Armor should be neighing while sleeping, as Applejack was doing that in "Applebuck Season".
  • Serious Business: Canterlot High will not take the defacing of its statue lightly!
  • Setting Update: When Rarity says she's bring an evening gown to the Moon, Voice jokes that the next Equestria Girls movie would be in space.
  • Shipping Goggles:invoked Oh, the cast has so much fun with this, especially in the Equestria Girls movies.
    • Thespio even has an "Overzealous Shipper of Everything Mode".
      Thespio: [after Rarity complements Sunset in the previous movie] Ship it like FedEx! SHIP IIIIIIT!
    • Sketchy appreciates all the Ship Teasing that Everfree does with Rarity and Applejack.
  • Shout-Out:
    • From the Friendship Games review:
      • Thespio wonders why the title sequence looks like it has blood splatters, and Keyframe says it's The Hunger Games.
      • Thespio compares Sci-Twi's device to one of the gadgets in Totally Spies!
      • Sci-Twi opens her device, causing an explosion, gets one Michael Bay comment, and another analyst wondering if this is how Fallout: Equestria started.
      • When Midnight Sparkle appears, she got two comparisons to Ghostbusters.
      • To The Incredibles:
        AnY: And when everybody's a winner, [evil laugh] nobody is.
    • From the Legend of Everfree review:
      • Voice looks at Rarity's loads of luggage and wonders if it includes Princess Vespa's giant hair dryer from Spaceballs.
      • Voice compares Gloriosa to the councilors from The Addams Family Values.
      • Stupid Private 913 asks if Gloriosa is back from the Friendship Road.
      • Fluttershy talking to birds is dubbed over by Android 16's dialog in Dragon Ball Abridged.
    • From "The Crystaling":
      • The classical Greek style art on the urn gets a sampling from one of the songs in Hercules.
      • Voice of Reason sees Starlight mentally freaking out over seeing Sunburst again, and he shows the Your Head Asplode clip from Scanners.
      • After Flurry Heart breaks the crystal heart, a sound clip is played of Urkel's Catch-Phrase, "Did I do that?", from Family Matters.
      • To Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — CellSpex points out that Starlight and Sunburst could just get over their awkward reunion by finding out their mother's have the same first name.
      • When the Analysts see a strange shadow flying over the Crystal Empire, AnY points to the screen and lets out the distinctive pod person scream from the ending to Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).
    • From "To Where and Back Again":
      • Derpy flying to deliver mail gets a clip from Airplane!, where Lloyd Bridges's character freaks out. Then another analyst says "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a cameo."
      • Voice of Reason listens to one of the changelings laughing, and wondering if he's Professor Chaos from South Park.
      • Seeing the changeling hive reminds Thespio of the bad guy's castle in Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland.
      • Canned Cream compares the Changeling Kingdom to the badlands in The Lion King.
      • Voice of Reason compares using excess love, to overload the villain, to what happened in Hulk. His girlfriend, SEGASister, compares it to what happened in Doctor Who's "The Rings of Akhaten".
    • From "Shadow Play":
      • When the Pillars shun meek Stygian, Midnight Sonata asks if they learned nothing from Revenge of the Nerds.
      • Thespio thinks the introduction would have been done better in the style of the second Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.
      • Celestia always wondered what happened to Star Swirl... not enough to look for him, but more in the way one wonders what happened to the Baha Men way.
      • Since the book has Star Swirl's last words, there is a clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where a priest says "He must have died while carving it." Later the "It's only a model" clip is played.
      • When Twilight brags about reading every ancient text about Star Swirl, a clip of Piccolo from Dragon Ball Z Abridged shouts "NERD!"
      • A New Hope: When the magical image of Star Swirl appears, Thespio says "Help me, Twilight Sparkle. You're my only hope."
      • When Midnight Sonata brings up finding six talismans to defeat the villain, Thespio asks "When did My Little Pony become Spyro 2?"
      • The garden keeper reminds Thespio of the old lady from Ernest Scared Stupid.
  • Squee!:
    • Voice of Reason correctly guesses that Josh Scorcher is freaking out over the ancient Greek mythology that "The Crystaling" is drawing from.
    • Three analysts do this at once when they realize "Shadow Play" will feature Star Swirl.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: In-Universe, AnY and Thespio find the opening song to Legend of Everfree to be almost the same as "Apples to the Core".
  • Synthetic Voice Actor: CellSpex used one in a video where she had a sore throat.
  • Take That!: CellSpex makes one to "Magical Mystery Cure", when Twilight mentions working on Star Swirl's magic again, and CellSpex asks if this time she pulled even more "poorly timed rhyme verses out of your butt".invoked
  • Tempting Fate: CellSpex says that no revelation can hurt the image of someone she idolizes. Then she checks social media and see reporting that this person has done horrible things.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Thespio says that the ponies could repair the shattered crystal heart with glue, and then realized why that was a bad suggestion.
  • Top Ten List: Voice of Reason does the top ten jokes of Flurry Heart's huge Pegasus wings.
  • Transformation Sequence:
    • Parodied by AnY; he starts each of his parts with a gratuitous wardrobe change spoofing classical transformation sequences — from the old Wonder Woman series in the reaction video for Friendship Games, and the Sailor Moon one for the Season 5 finale video.
      AnY: I should really stop with those girly transformations...
    • His next transformation sequence is "super manly," and he ends up in He-Man's Stripperific gear.
  • Trrrilling Rrrs: Thespio has tons of fun with how Cinch says "reputation", and takes it Up to Eleven.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight:
    • "And they're perfectly okay with Dash just floating above the stage."
    • Commenting on how the attacking plant monsters don't outright stop the relay contest.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Keyframe does an In-Universe complaint that the first part of "Shadow Play" would have been used better as the 7th season premiere, with a season long arc to find the plot coupons (like the 4th season), instead of what she felt was a "Shaggy Dog" Story that was the actual season opener.
  • X Called; They Want Their Y Back: From "Analyst Bronies React to Legend of Everfree", upon reaching the Transformation Sequence:
    Cellspex: Okay, girls... DBZ called, and said your numbers of level-up were getting ridiculous.

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