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MLP G5 Discussion and Speculation Thread

CloudMistDragon
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Thought TYT would at least stay weekly after that abrupt switch back to weekly uploads until it finished its initial seventy-episode-order. The way G5 content gets released is so broken. <_<
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@ИІЯІЖIRIN
Pretty that was started by that guy whom isn’t here currently.
@PuffyDearlySmith
And ended up not using it.
@Dragonpone
Pinkamena died long ago, so I can sorta see another reason why Yakity Sax was disliked. That or it’s just an improper usage of her. For Trivial Pursuit, there’s having fun and there’s intentionally trying to lose (for no reason to boot).
@river mines
Pipp would be unqualified anyway due to recent (perhaps semi-canon) events.
@Background Pony #5958
Or shove it in like with Twilight.
ИІЯІЖIRIN

Come Back Kimiko Glenn
While we’re on the subject about Izzy, am I the only one that remembers/misses the old running gag?
You know which one I’m talking about, right?
I mean, when was the last time Izzy has ever held a tennisball besides in the New Generation movie?
It was a popular running gag before and after the film was released. But right after that it just STOPPED. I mean, why?
I get they didn’t want to abuse the gag - as some jokes and gags get overused to death, but still. It would be at least nice to bring it back or at least mention it.
The only time I’ve ever seen it being used again was in one episode of TYT and that was it.
tyttennisballtyt
After that, it was never used again. Again, why?
river mines

@ИІЯІЖIRIN
If I were the director of MYM I would make sure that every chapter would have to have a scene involving Izzy with a tennis ball in her horn.
It could be any random situation that would cause her to have a tennis ball in her chest.
or until she simply appears in a scene with a ball without any context and disappears in the next scene.
so it would become that thing that fans would wait for every new release
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@river mines
Probably would’ve gotten old if they kept doing it like that. I remember people being sick of it before the movie even came out (though that’s not really a fault of the movie as much as fan content)
As much as fanon tends to push it, most characters don’t really have running gags or catchphrases.
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@TheQuietMan
That’s a conversation that’s beyond this thread and can get finicky.
Circling it back to G5, it’s why a lot of fans associate Sprout with trying to start a race war over whatever misunderstanding there was and any deep nuances that he had.
CloudMistDragon
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@Dragonpone
Yeah, long ago, I even questioned why Izzy having a tennis ball on her horn was a thing. XD It was amusing in the movie, but the gag would’ve quickly gotten stale as a frequent running joke.
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@river mines
I’m surprised they never made a tennis-themed episode or at least an episode relating to tennis, as the joke/gag would most definitely make a great comeback - especially with lil’ miss tennisball unicorn herself - as I assume she’s an expert/pro at that sport.
At least as I assume anyway.
@Dragonpone
Yeah, long ago, I even questioned why Izzy having a tennis ball on her horn was a thing. XD It was amusing in the movie, but the gag would’ve quickly gotten stale as a frequent running joke.
The joke/gag worked because of context because the pegasi believed that if a unicorn’s horn was covered then they wouldn’t be able to use their magic. And since the pegasi guard that caught Izzy and Sunny were in short supply, they had to work with what ever little they had so a tennisball was their only option.
Izzy being the innocent naïvete she was in the film compared to her later portrayals thought of it as more like a creative accessory and eventually swapped it with an orange ending the joke/gag.
CloudMistDragon
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@ИІЯІЖIRIN
By “questioning why it was a thing”, I meant not understanding why the meme surrounding it was blowing up at the time when we all had was a leaked image without context. The joke in the movie, I always understood. :P
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I mean the tennis ball came back when the pegasi guards tried to use it stop the roots from stealing everypony’s cutie marks.
CloudMistDragon
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I’ve already asked this on another site and want to ask it here too, how do you guys rank the chapters of Make Your Mark? This is how I rank them…
4>6>5>2>3>1
Reasons for these rankings are explained right here, straight from a post of mine on that site…
“Chapter 1, despite being far better than what it’s made out to be, is easily the show’s weakest part as a result of Atomic Cartoons still learning the ropes. Chapter 3 is a great holiday special, but I’m not ranking one special higher than a batch of episodes. Chapter 2 is even more underrated than Chapters 1 and 3, some people were even calling it confusing when I was able to understand everything going on in it perfectly and it only gets better the more you see how they’re setting everything up. Chapter 5 is pretty good, even as I actually like Father of the Bridlewood and the Halloween special better than Family Trees. Chapter 6 was an awesome end to the show’s first story arc to me and I already really like the setup for the next story arc in my favorite special. Chapter 4 is still my favorite part though with it having my second favorite special, my second favorite episode, and my all-time favorite part of the story, Misty’s reformation.”
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@CloudMistDragon
Recycling an earlier post:
I haven’t seen Chapters 1-3 in a while, but off of memory I’d put chapter ratings at:
5 > 4 > 6 > 2 > 3 > 1
Honestly 6/2/3 are rather interchangeable in quality, though for 6 and 2 that’s more the fault of mediocre episodes bringing down the group average.
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@CloudMistDragon
4=5>6=3=2>1
I sort of mentally separate the 44-minute specials from their respective chapters. I’d rank them WW>SoS>MYM>BW.
What I’d really like to do is finish rewatching G4, and see how Isle of Scaly and Root Of All Evil compare to the two-part episodes.
Hot take: In terms of writing, Root of All Evil has more substance than A Canterlot Wedding.
CloudMistDragon
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@DerpyFast
So Bridlewoodstock is your all-time least favorite thing from MYM, wow. I think it’s just slightly not as good as Secrets of Starlight. I do also love Winter Wishday though as you probably know and I also like Roots of All Evil better than A Canterlot Wedding.
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