Yeah… this has taken awhile…
The fact is… I don’t care about this episode. It’s a musical and as I’ve made clear in general, I’m not a fan of musicals (operas rock, though – REAL operas). It’s nothing against them or their fans, it’s just not my cup of tea, and this was a musical episode, made worse by two minutes of plot stretched out over twelve hours* by the songs. But it’s a canon episode which means I need to “review it straight” like I once promised, which is good because I’m not sure I could come up with a “true stories of ponyville”** for this one (Celestia making a play against Fluttershy? The whole town in on it?).
It’s really weird that the cutie mark changes cause the ponies to adopt new jobs. No, that’s not what I mean, it’s weird that everyone else accepts their new jobs. Everyone hates Fluttershy’s comedy to point of lynching* and nobody bothered pointing out that she should go back to her old job? Was everyone’s memory affected? But Twilight & Spike remember… (there were other signs others seemed to remember too) Should maybe there be a few more safety measures around the Elements of Harmony so other magical acts by Twilight don’t blow up Ponyville?
Heh… a MLP:FiM Three-Mile Island episode… now THAT I’d like to see.
Yay for Twilight earning a princess-ship. Otherwise? Meh.
Should I even bother looking at equestria girls? Is that canon?
*some exaggeration may be present in content
**You like that name? It just came to me. I might start running with that if S4 ever hits netflix.