I'd equate Season 1 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to Ron White's special "They Call Me Tater Salad."
- Worst Episodes
- Best Episodes
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when you clicked this.
By that I mean, it hits as high, if not higher, than the predecessor, but it also misses wildly and has some of the lowest moments in the comedian's run. I really felt that in MLP: FIM Season 2.
You'll hear what I really take issue with in either the audio or YouTube videos (depending on which you choose), but I'll give a little rationale about some episodes following the rankings, so scroll on down if you want some reasoning for why episodes are bad and good.
|25||The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well|
|24||Hearth's Warming Eve|
|22||A Canterlot Wedding I|
|21||Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000|
|20||A Canterlot Wedding II|
|19||MMMystery on the Friendship Express|
|18||May The Best Pet Win|
|17||Hearts and Hooves Day|
|16||The Last Roundup|
|15||Sweet and Elite|
|13||A Friend in Deed|
|12||Return to Harmony II|
|9||Return to Harmony I|
|8||It's About Time|
|6||Read It and Weep|
|4||Secret of My Excess|
|3||Putting Your Hoof Down|
|2||Family Appreciation Day|
I wavered on the rankings for a lot of episodes (heck, 2-8 probably could be interchanged with any in that set of seven and I wouldn't debate it at all), but I feel like the episodes I set as Best and Worst were unquestionably, head-and-shoulders most deserving of those positions.
|"LOL WTF R we doing?" or, "What the writing staff of this|
episode was doing while working on it."
I still cannot believe how bad a span of 22 minutes this atrocity was. There are episodes in this series I'm indifferent to, there are some I dislike, but this is the only one I outright LOATHE.
Though I don't rate TV episodes formally, I do keep a mental list of TV episodes that I consider outright great, and MLP found one in HF. They took a simple premise and gave it multiple levels of depth, the supporting characters were likable and helpful, no one was acting inherently badly, they avoided the cliche of 100 percent perfect ending for the main characters but left them happy with what they managed, and it managed to be laugh-out-loud funny while also inducing tears.
Before MLP, Cindy Morrow was the storyboarder for one of my favorite Powerpuff Girls episodes, "The Bare Facts," as I found out while rewatching old PPG episodes. Now she can lay claim to writing an outright great episode of television.
- Songs and Honorable Mentions
Best Song: The Smile Song (A Friend in Deed)
Best Song Sequence: This Day Aria (A Canterlot Wedding II)
Worst Song: Heart Carol Song (Hearth's Warming Eve)
Worst Song Sequence: BBBFF (A Canterlot Wedding I)
Funniest Episode: Putting Your Hoof Down, narrowly over Lesson Zero
Best Joke: Iron Will doing the extra leg shift while talking to Fluttershy when asking for his payment (Putting Your Hoof Down), narrowly beating Fluttershy in a tree (Hurricane Fluttershy)
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