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MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« on: March 14, 2019, 07:52:38 PM »
All seasons count.
I'm rewatching FiM again and here are the ones I always skip in season one:
-Feeling Pinkie Keen (Twilight learns that Pinkie has powers that make no scientific sense and she learns she has to just believe... ahem, the atheist in me really hates that one XD)
-Over A Barrel (using real world colonialism to teach sharing)
Both of those were written by the same guy. I guess I don't like his work.

Then I also don't care for
-That 100th episode that is just brony fanfiction
-Simple Ways (this felt like a bitter dude wrote it)
-Horse Play (Celestia is a bad actress... just... who cares?)
-Power Ponies (SDCC tie-in I just don't care for)
-Everything in Appleoosa (I think I just hate Appleoosa and its people after Over A Barrel XD)
-Too Many Pinkie Pies (my worst nightmare)

FiM episodes I love to rewatch: A Bird in the Hoof (still the most hilarious to me), Green Isn't Your Color, Amending Fences, The Mane Attraction, basically all Maud Pie and Luna episodes, A Royal Problem, Make New Friends But Keep Discord, A Canterlot Wedding, Princess Twilight Sparkle (I actually love how she became a princess and the song all princesses sing together), the ones with Thorax because he is adorable, The Road To Friendship and All Bottled Up (so relatable).

I might have missed some I love because the good outweigh the bad for me.
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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 08:18:09 PM »
I haven't seen every episode but out of the ones I've seen 


My favorite episodes are
Too Many Pinkie Pies
Look Before you Sleep
Luna Eclipsed
Apple Family Reunion
Magical Mystery Cure
Princess Twilight Sparkle parts 1 and 2
For Whom the Sweetie Belle Tolls
Twilight's Kingdom parts 1 and 2
Amending Fences
Crusaders of the Lost Mark
The Cutie Remark 1 and 2
A Heart's Warming Tail
The Times they are a Changeling (I'm also a fan of Thorax :) )
To Where and Back Again parts 1 and 2
The Perfect Pear
Campfire Tales
To Change a Changeling
Surf and or Turf
The Mean 6
What Lies Beneath
Wonderbolts Academy.
Sounds of Silence
Sonic Rainboom

Triple Threat

Might add more later. :)


Episodes I don't like or usually skip

A Dog and a Pony Show -I hav never been able to watch this episode all the way through
A Friend in Deed
Daring Don't
Tanks for the Memories
Make New Friends, Keep Discord
Slice of Life
Party Pooped
28 Pranks Later

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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 09:18:18 PM »
I haven't watched much past season 4 but...

My favorite is A Canterlot Wedding. Second favorite is Stare Master.  I bought DVDs for those two alone.

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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 09:41:26 PM »
I loved Party of One. I know that a lot of people dislike Pinkie Pie and I now understand that, but back in that episode she was incredibly relatable to me.

Worst episode? Slice of Life is easily the worst episode ever. It functioned as nothing more than Brony pandering. The episode was strung together by nothing, it was just random nonsense... And that scene with Octavia and Vinyl made me cringe so hard. How was that episode ever made official?

I also didn't much care for the episode where Big Mac met his girlfriend. It's been years since I saw it, but I remember it having some parts that were creepy.
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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 10:35:06 PM »
Here are my lukewarm takes:
Great episodes that I LOVE to watch!
-Rarity takes Manehatten: Probably my FAVORITE episode of all time. Rarity's character is a delight to see and I love basically everything about this episode. The subtle lesson about idols, the fun black and white scenes, Rarity's monologue, the fun Rarity+Rainbow Dash interactions. I have seen this episode so many times over it's not even funny.
-Winter Wrap Up
-Suited for Success
-The Cutie Mark Chronicles
-Best Night Ever: This was a delightful season finale. I love the message a bunch too, and it's just fun to see all the ways a dream can go awry. The song is also nice.
-Ponyville Confidential: Not sure why I like this episode so much, maybe it's just fun to watch everyone gossip?
-Castle Mane-ia: Rarishy shipping aside I like the episodes that can take a fun scenario and really stretch it out without it feeling tired. I think the gag with Pinkie ringing the bell is funny, which just adds to it. Pairing up the characters is always fun and lets us see how their individual friendships can work.
-The Cutie Map: For as controversial as Starlight is, her debut was a very fun episode.
-Amending Fences: This was a wonderful breath of fresh air when it came out. Simple, sweet, it feels like a season 1 episode all over again. Probably made me cry the first few times because it's a relatable struggle.
-The Saddle Row Review: Having that fun way to tell the story really helps out and lets the writers work in a lot of fun gags. Also, the sweep song is very catchy.
-The Mean 6: I'm mean, I like to see the characters be jerks to each other. All was well in the end, and we got to see Mean Twilight rub her wings together (very cute and funny).
Bad. No. Bad.
-Brotherhooves Social: I hate this one so much. I watched it once, and I'll watch clips of the episode's ending, but I hate this one. It made me incredibly uncomfortable to watch and feels horribly dated. Whether or not the episode was actually offensive is a whole other conversation, but I avoid this one like the plague.
-Over a Barrel: So uncomfortable
-Newbie Dash: Had an awful message. It's sad that the lifelong dream episode has to be one that I hate because of "It's just teasing :) haha"
-Spike at your Service: I don't care for Spike episodes.
-Just for Sidekicks: See above.
-Daring Do episodes period: I don't HATE them all I just do not care in the slightest. I am the least interested in Daring Do and her episodes fail to make an impact on me.
-The Hooffields and McColts: I REALLY don't care about the Hooffields or the McColts but I appreciate the Twishy interaction, it feels like they don't interact nearly enough. I still don't like this episode despite that, though.
-Parental Glideance: Bad message? Well, uncomfortable message.
-The Break Up Breakdown: I hate these stories. Bad.
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I do not dislike Slice of Life as much as many others do (I think because I grew up alongside the headcanons for the ponies so I'm just used to it. It wasn't great so I just leave it) but I could certainly see how it could be confusing or annoying to those who are not exposed to/avoid the brony scene. Same with Fame and Misfortune, which was a stupid premise for an episode but has an alright enough song+plays along with the ideas well enough that I can forgive it somewhat. Imagine being a child and watching that episode though? Weird.
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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 01:42:58 PM »
Here are my lukewarm takes:
Great episodes that I LOVE to watch!
-Rarity takes Manehatten: Probably my FAVORITE episode of all time. Rarity's character is a delight to see and I love basically everything about this episode. The subtle lesson about idols, the fun black and white scenes, Rarity's monologue, the fun Rarity+Rainbow Dash interactions. I have seen this episode so many times over it's not even funny.

That's the ones I forgot! The Rarity does Business episodes and Rarity Investigates.
I think out of all M6 intetactions I liked it best when they paired up Rarity and Rainbow in a non-antagonistic way. In general, Rainbow usually became my third favorite M6 when she wasn't just the "I am awesome" jock stereotype.
Sadly a lot of RD episodes are not my faves.
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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 01:51:49 PM »

-Daring Do episodes period: I don't HATE them all I just do not care in the slightest. I am the least interested in Daring Do and her episodes fail to make an impact on me.



I'm also not a fan of Daring Do. Her introduction episode was so bad I turned it off The only Daring Do episode that is sort of okay for me is the one with Quibble Pants but it's still not a must watch episode.


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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 02:22:00 PM »
I can't watch Twilight's Kingdom enough times so that's my favourite. I also love anything with Flurry Heart in.

Least favourite is probably Slice of Life (the whole episode made no sense), 28 Pranks Later and Horse Play.
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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2019, 06:07:30 AM »
Horse Play.

What I find baffling about that episode is that they set it up around Celestia's anniversary so I assumed it was going to show some Celestia backstory, but nope! It's something completely trivial :lol:
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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2019, 03:08:21 PM »
Favorites:
Episodes with Maud Pie, like Maud Pie, The Gift of Maud Pie, Rock Solid Friendship, and The Maud Couple. I absolutely love Maud!

Least favorites:
Spike or Cutie Mark Crusaders episodes.

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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2019, 09:49:13 AM »
My least favorite ones are:
"Make New Friends But Keep Discord"
"Twilight's Kingdom Part 1"
"Twilight's Kingdom Part 2"

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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 04:36:51 AM »
Favorite episode:  Perfect Pear. Hands down. Pear Butter is adorable. Best pony mom.
That and the song/episode make me cry every time I watch it.

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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 09:43:53 PM »
Best!
Canterlot wedding 1&2
Luna Eclipsed
Any Rarity episode
The Perfect Pair
A Royal problem

Worst
Slice of life
Most spike episodes
Daring Do episodes
Uhh...quite a lot of episodes from season 5 onwards.  :shocked:

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Re: MOST and LEAST favorite FiM episodes?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 12:49:28 AM »
Top 10: (chronological)
Sisterhooves Social
The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
Hurricane Fluttershy
A Canterlot Wedding
The Crystal Empire
Magical Mystery Cure
Bloom & Gloom
Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
The Perfect Pear
To Change a Changeling

Worst 10: (chronological)
May the Best Pet Win
Baby Cakes
Power Ponies
Make New Friends but Keep Discord
Slice of Life
Crusaders of the Lost Mark
28 Pranks Later
Secrets and Pies
The Maud Couple
The End in Friend