As the Mane Six battle a monster, the rest of Ponyville rushes to make it in time for a wedding.

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Tabitha St. Germain ...
Muffins / Princess Luna / Lotus Blossom (voice)
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Steven Magnet / Gummy (voice)
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Apple Bloom (voice)
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Sweetie Belle (voice) (as Claire Corlett)
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Octavia Melody / Rose (voice)
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Doctor Hooves (voice)
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Waiter (voice)
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As the Mane Six battle a monster, the rest of Ponyville rushes to make it in time for a wedding.

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Dr Whooves is a main character in this episode. His character is based on Doctor Who's main character the Doctor. He even uses the Tenth Doctor's catchphrase "Allons-y!" and wears the Fourth Doctor's scarf at one point. See more »

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Matilda: Oh, there are so many things I'm forgetting. I hope Cranky remembers to tell the musicians. Oh, oh, I'll never get my mane done in time!
Spa Pony: You must relax, my dear. We can handle anything. We once did a pony's hair during the ceremony.
Steven Magnet: Oh, it's true! It's true! They really are the best! Matilda, I've just got to say, I already feel like we're family.
[lowers a big scaly hand to Matilda, who responds by touching it with a hoofshake]
Matilda: You do?
Steven Magnet: Of course! I'm Steven Magnet, Cranky's best beast!
Matilda: You're ...
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Spoofs Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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My Little Pony Theme Song
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Written by Daniel Ingram
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(Flick) / Movie / Film / Cinema / Kino
21 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The death of MLP came with a bang. The gunshot fired by hack M.A. Larson. One shot wasn't enough for him though, he emptied five shots into the body of the once great show, and of those shots, Slice of Life was the most fatal.

Whereas the great episodes of this show were brave, bold, and fresh coming from a little girls show, Larson was stuck in the past, and a past he frankly couldn't understand. To him, MLP was not about a new frontier. They were not about ponies looking for a fresh start, succeeding or failing for various reasons. They even lack the ability to subtly subvert genre stereotypes and archetypes like Amy Keating Rogers would, and fail to even satisfy basic genre requirements of proper thrills and entertainment like a Dave Polsky episode would.

Instead, what episodes like Slice of Life represent is the value, or lack thereof, of cheap fan pandering. Larson's shows lack a world view. The stories are merely means to the end set pieces. Watch in Slice of Life as he incorporates the Pon3/Octavia gang merely as an excuse to have a set piece in which all of the memes get together and cruise ponyville on a huge speaker. Why? Because the bronies love them, and the cheapness of Hasbro at the time was dedicated to making copycat of everything popular in the fandom at the time.

The episode is called "Slice of Life", and in doing so he reveals his motivations as a businessman, not an artist. The only reason this episode has scope comes through Larson's use of characters unrelated to the main story of the show, and yet anyone bothering to pay attention notices how Larson betrays his own story by cutting into Gummy spouting random humor, simply because he's such an unimaginative hack. One can't completely blame him though, his writing skills is as empty as the souls of Hasbro.

Truly robbing the episode of any fun it seeks to admit is a tired story about nothing. Whereas The Last Roundup showed caution at romanticizing fandom memes, Larson revels in it, because it's all his cheap bag of tricks has. The adventure itself isn't particularly adventurous anyways. This is a 21 min show that spends most of its time lobbying around in rooms as characters try con the audience out of a desire for any actual forward momentum. Whenever this doesn't work, Larson throws in Background character #23

What was once a beautiful show that turned out some of the best and most influential toons modern animation has to offer, Larson kills it and puts it back to the artistic value of a penny dreadful. His only reason for success comes at the opportunity of his show coinciding with the supposed death of the show. Had Twilicorn arrived later, Larson would have been properly rejected for his cheap hack writing methods. Instead he is improperly regarded as a hero of MLP, when he is nothing more than a hack. Yet the biggest offense is that his shows are so boring in spite of their indulgence to cheapness. At least the others made their trash fun.


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