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YMMV / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S4 E12 "Pinkie Pride"

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  • Accidental Innuendo:
    • "You know that with Cheese Sandwich you'll be partying all night!"
    • "Hey good lookin'! Want some mayonnaise?"
    • It's their inflection and facial expressions that really sell it:
      Pinkie: Or are you boneless?
      Cheese Sandwich: Nopony calls me boneless!
  • Alternate Aesop Interpretation: Considering how trippy the graphics become during the songs, there is little doubt what kind of cheese this is about. That would make the Aesop something like “Drugs: don't make a habit of them and keep harm reduction in mind, but once in a while to liven up a party they can be fun.”
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  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The sudden Art Shift for Boneless and Gummy — a real rubber chicken dancing in front of a curtain and then, even more strangely, a real-life toothless alligator staring blankly.
  • He Really Can Act:
    • Only to those not familiar with Weird Al's parody slow tunes ("You Don't Love Me Anymore," anyone?) and voice-acting gigs, including in Transformers Animated. (His already-existing contract with Hasbro is part of what made the whole episode possible.)
    • Once again, Andrea Libman shows that despite her characters often being relegated to a comedy role, she can not only pull off some serious drama when given the chance, but also sing quite well in Pinkie-mode, as she did during the polka goof-off.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Suddenly, all those Pony/Weird Al fan videos take on a whole new meaning.
  • Moe:
    • Colt Cheese Sandwich is just adorable. The glasses add to it, somehow.
    • The little filly versions of everyone's favorite background ponies Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops, sporting some thick glasses, Lyra Heartstrings, Colgate, wearing braces, and Derpy.
    • And filly Flitter and Cloudchaser (who are dancing just like Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo did in their debut episode.)
  • Narm Charm: "I put away my party cannon/I deflated all my balloons." It's impressive how they made a line like that into a tearjerker.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Boneless' live-action chicken dance comes from out of nowhere. Gummy's on the other hand...
  • Shipping: People were shipping Cheese Sandwich and Pinkie Pie even before the episode came out. The episode itself has a bit of a Ship Tease moment in regards to Cheese's past; it turns out he used to be a shy pony who became inspired by a young Pinkie Pie at one of her parties. His Companion Cube Boneless is one of the rubber chickens Pinkie dropped during a juggling act that he kept as a memento. Plus, choosing the Portmanteau Couple Name for them is going to be pretty fun. Cheesy Pie? Sandwich Pie? Pinkie Sandwich? Pink Cheese?
  • Suspiciously Similar Song:
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • A whole ep could be made from Pinkie's shenanigans while doing other jobs alone.
    • Another episode could be made from Cheese's revelation that his backstory is similar to Pinkie's. It sounds like he and Pinkie are about to broach this, but Rainbow Dash puts a stop to it so they can plan her party and wrap up the episode.
  • Uncanny Valley: This is the first MLP episode to use live action footage. And what do they do with it? Use a dimly lit stage to show a rubber chicken dancing. It's creepier than it sounds.
  • The Woobie:
    • You can't help but feel sorry for Pinkie Pie when she feels she's not needed and appreciated anymore.
    • Young Cheese Sandwich. The second you see him, you'll want to give him a hug.


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