Alright, since an outlier tends to skew these S5 polls, here's a question for you /mlp/. Worst S5 episode that is NOT Princess Spike.
Reminder that even if it had a decent moral, Big Mac's VA is a SJW retard who completely got it wrong.
>I'm the only one who voted for The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows?
It was so fucking bad
What About Discord, for sure. Other than the Bob Ross gag, there was nothing redeemable about the episode; it was a two minute joke dragged out to a miserable twenty, and felt nothing like MLP. It was more like Johnny Test or SpongeBob, than anything.
Neal Dusedau is basically the new Merriweather Williams.
This almost put me off the episode. I couldn't stop imagining how much of a faggot Peter New is.
Found it great that everyone didn't give Mac special treatment for dressing up like a mare though. Some ponies even seemed angry about it.
They were angry that he became a fucking asshole when he was going to win. There was nothing about gender or the idea of that Big Mac can only talk when he wears a dress. New is just a fucking idiot.
I'm glad it was a hard choice to make.
Already knew What About Discord was going to be far ahead of the others.
Don't you know it's a fucking meme to hate that one also?
That's right, he's a total idiot. I was referring to the general attitude of the ponies before he screwed the competition, though. Everyone gave him odd looks while Applebloom and RD immediately seemed offput by the whole thing.
It's implied that they were thinking "Why is that stallion in a dress, does he think you have to do that if you want to compete with your sibling? Whatever, let him be."
The only thing that's weird is that none of the judges said "You know Big Mac, you don't have to be an actual sister to compete with this."
That's riight, yes. That's even explicitly stated at the beginning of the episode shortly before Big Mac devises his plan. Can't imagine why he would forget that important detail. Rewatching this has to suck.
As much as I believe there's been good examples of the "exposition > !problem! > solution" format this season, it also means this shit can get through. Peter wanted a man in a dress and he went through a hoop to get it done for almost no reason.
Shit, my bad. Forgot he's not even to do with the writing. He's just spouting bullshit to seem important.
I can't imagine why someone would find merit in this episode to the same degree of any other. It felt like everything in this episode was spelled out for you, and after that you had to sit there and watch boring shit happen for twenty minutes.
I was legitimately hoping that Discord DID cast a spell because everyone was so out of character. Neal needs to look at pic related, it's actually sort of impressive.
He just is very upset that the biggest thing in his career is a show where he won't get many speaking roles.
Honestly kind of pisses me off when VAs like him complain about not getting enough fame, the amount of time they put in has to be miniscule compared to the amount of time the art/animation/writing/production staff does and 90% of the time they have no clue.
Nah, the IDW staff needs that. Neal needs another page that just says "This isn't Spongebob, Johnny Test, or Fish Hooks. It's a different kind of show that's written in a different way.
I just can't get past how none of the jokes are jokes, but the ponies are laughing like it's the funniest thing they've ever seen/heard, and then the second they realize Discord had fun with them to make Twilight feel bad, they stop finding the jokes funny completely on a dime. I just don't get it at all. It's meme humor and it makes me want to strangle someone.
I get what they were trying to do, but if they were trying to imply that they gave Discord a taste of his own medicine when they realized why he was pushing the jokes so hard, why didn't they realize that when he was clearly hamming it up especially when Twilight was around?
They couldn't tell that Discord was doing it all to fuck with Twilight until he fucking spelled it out that he was? Are you kidding me? He was super obvious.
There's a point to suspension of disbelief that what may be obvious to the audience for a variety of reasons might not be so obvious to the characters in the story. In this case, they had all spent what was apparently a pretty great weekend getting close to Discord and had little reason to suspect him, coupled with Twilight having overreacted to things before. If anything Twilight's suspicions not rubbing off was much more suspect because it's happened before when she was right. I guess that's just how the rest of the main six are now; "Oh Twilight's overreacting to some potential threat? How silly of her being so paranoid!"
If one of my friends constantly kept bringing up shit that I did with them around another friend not with us and did it whenever I was around them, I'd suspect something odd.
It was just weird how oblivious the rest of the characters were about how Twilight and Discord were acting. Suspension of disbelief is the right word. There's no conceivable way that I can really believe they wouldn't see Twilight being so stressed or Discord clearly trying to push something so much.
Well, they have done that before about disregarding Twilight's feelings multiple times. ACW and LZ for instance. That seems to be a general weakness of the overall show rather than the episode specifically.
No, this episode went to an extreme. Even disregarding Twilight's feeling doesn't explain them seeing Discord, whose entire thing is unpredictable chaos, pulling the same joke again and again, and ALWAYS around Twilight.
It's suspicious. Even if they had a weekend that was fun it just seems weird. And then the way that they just drop it at the end makes you wonder if they were just playing along to fuck with Twi too.
Convenient coincidences, I'm guessing. Again suspension of disbelief here that maybe the characters didn't find it suspicious just because it only ever happened while an audience was watching the scene.
And why wouldn't they have turned on Discord after finding out he was using them? I'd certainly expect them to stop laughing at a joke after knowing the reason behind it.
Am I the only one getting this shit for strawpoll?
>This is the biggest thing he'll do in his career
I was gonna vote for that one too.
BS how exaggerated and childish they made Pinkie's behavior in trying to keep a simple secret.
Other than her acting like she's holding her piss for days, nothing happened in that episode.
Also, I don't understand how having a baby is so special enough that Shining Armor and Cadence made a retarded scavenger hunt. Literally the whitest thing.
I ended up wanting to change my answer to Scare Master because of how shitty and useless Fluttershy was written again.
But then I settled on What About Discord. That shit was bad. Every character sucked in this ep.
I don't think that this season had any episodes that were really THAT bad (except for Princess Spike, of course). Not every episode was necessarily a hit, but none of them really sucked.
At least ACW and LZ tried to give reasons for the scenario, while in What About Discord the situation is tied together with literally nothing
Lesson Zero may have been memetastic but
>follows up on Twilight's S1 anxiety
>the characters show concern once Twilight became distraught enough
>The (spoken!) moral at the end even addressed that it's important to pay attention
>Introduces the new episode moral system well while not being a forced-event episode
ACW isn't exactly innocent but Twi's suspicions were much easier to deflect since it's almost akin to a conspiracy in a city/background they didn't live in. Twilight is even commended at the end. If anything we need the spoken morals back desu, what happened to writing in the S4 diary?