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YMMV / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S4 E22 "Testing Testing 1, 2, 3"

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  • Accidental Innuendo: Twilight's delivery of "Look at us" during the fashion lesson is a bit...seductive.
  • Fanfic Fuel:
    • The founder of the Wonderbolts was named Fireflynote . As to be expected, a flood of fanfics and fanarts about G1 Firefly founding the Wonderbolts is probably the main thing that'll come from the fandom following this episode.
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    • The World Building of the Wonderbolts' creation leaves a year-long gap from Luna's banishment to their founding, a time period ripe for fanfic filling. The history also provides mentions of numerous "Celestial Eras" (4, at least) and half-a-dozen famous past Wonderbolts.
    • The actual Equestrian military is named, and confirms that all three races are a part of it. Also, we see that entry into the Wonderbolts does not require entry into the EUP.
  • Ham and Cheese: Rarity's performance in the revised version of Fluttershy's play.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Rainbow is a fan of the Wonderbolts but, at least at the start of the episode, has no interest in its past generations. This sounds strangely familiar.
    • The Shout-Out to the anti-piracy rap "Don't Copy That Floppy", considering the normal means the Periphery Demographic watches the show.
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    • "Ugh, I hate research!". You're not the only one who feels that way, Scootaloo.
    • Rarity play-acts as Nightmare Moon being banished to the moon. It is unlikely given the production timing that the show intended this as a reference to the Nightmare Rarity arc (issues #5-8 of the IDW comics), but the coincidence was not lost on that arc's writer and artists.
    • Not to mention Fluttershy playing Celestia. She would do that for the second time in the 8th season.
    • Twilight's "I am not that tall!" Come the final episode...
    • The episode's title, considering this YouTube Poop.
  • Jerkass Woobie: While Rainbow Dash spends much of the first half playing pranks on Twilight and then blaming her for her studying woes, it's hard not to feel sorry for her when she goes into her Heroic BSoD.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome:
    • Twilight and Rainbow's shadows realistically wrapping around everything below them, especially the house. The shots actually seem specifically set up to show off the effect, though later providing critical to showing off Rainbow's Chekhov's Skill.
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    • Both flight sequences show an impressive use of keeping the visuals interesting while what would normally be a boring Talking Heads setup by having the two fly around each other, dodging clouds, and, within the second sequence, Twilight constantly checking below as her plan is executed on the ground.
    • Say what you will about Pinkie's rap song, the effects used to emulate video cassettes from the late-eighties/early nineties were pretty good. They were also used during the "rewinding" bits.
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Pinkie Pie rapping, complete with her dressed in "street" clothes, is a Played for Laughs example.
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