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Pinkie Pride 

A party planner named Cheese Sandwich is hired to plan the party for Rainbow Dash's "birth-aversary," leaving Pinkie Pie feeling rejected.


Jayson Thiessen, Jim Miller (co-director)


Lauren Faust (developed for television by), Jayson Thiessen (story) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Tara Strong ... Twilight Sparkle (voice)
Ashleigh Ball ... Rainbow Dash / Applejack (voice)
Andrea Libman ... Pinkie Pie / Fluttershy (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ... Rarity / Cup Cake / Banner Vendor (voice)
Cathy Weseluck ... Spike (voice)
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Cheese Sandwich (voice)
Shannon Chan-Kent ... Pinkie Pie (singing voice)
Brian Drummond ... Carrot Cake / Art Supply Vendor / Other Vendor (voice)
Chantal Strand ... Diamond Tiara (voice)


An elated Pinkie Pie is planning the biggest and best birthday party ever for Rainbow Dash, but when a strange new party planning pony named Cheese Sandwich rides into town, plans change. Soon, everyone is so excited about Cheese Sandwich's party that they forget about Pinkie Pie, causing her to question her own talents and abilities; however, Pinkie Pie's pride won't let her go down without an amazing, daring duel. Special guest (voice) appearance by 'Weird Al Yankovic'. Written by Brony Dad

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1 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Writer Amy Keating Rogers based the lyrics of the songs in this episode on a number of other songs. "Pinkie the Party Planner" is based on "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast (1991), "The Super Duper Party Pony" is based on "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins (1964), "Pinkie's Lament" is based on "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" from Evita (1996), "The Goof Off" on "Together (Wherever We Go)" as performed on The Brady Bunch (1969), and "Make a Wish" was based on Pink's "Raise Your Glass". See more »


Pinkie Pie: So, are you in, Cheese? Or are you... BONELESS?
Cheese Sandwich: Nopony calls me "boneless"!
[to his rubber chicken]
Cheese Sandwich: Right, Boneless?
Pinkie Pie: Then the goof-off is on for high noon!
Twilight Sparkle: Um, Pinkie? It's already 3 o'clock.
Pinkie Pie: Oh. Oh, well then. Make it 3:10 to goof-off!
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Spoofs Back to the Future Part II (1989) See more »


The Super Duper Party Pony
Music by Daniel Ingram
Lyrics by Amy Keating Rogers and Daniel Ingram
Arranged by Steffan Andrews and David Corman
Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic and Shannon Chan-Kent
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The Best Season Four Episode
2 February 2014 | by FoxbarkingSee all my reviews

Pinkie Pie is undoubtedly my favorite character in "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," so it might seem I am inclined to rate this episode high due to that fact. Still, I think this is the best episode they have put together so far in the fourth season.

This episode has everything that has made me love this version of My Little Pony. It contained a heart warming message of friendship. It introduced a new and fun character (played by the great "Weird Al" Yankovic). More than anything, it did not have a cliché plot.

So Cheese Sandwich, an orange pony who acts like Clint Eastwood when he's serious and acts like his voice talent Weird Al Yankovic when he is not, hears about Rainbow Dash's "Birth-aversary" coming up. Rainbow chooses him to throw her party, leaving Pinkie feeling left out. Pinkie Pie must then find a way to not only feel better about herself but to make one of her best friend's party completely unforgettable.

The one thing that stood out the most for me, though, was that this episode did not go with a predictable and cliché outcome concerning the conflict. I won't say more, but by the end of this episode, I was warmly smiling because I was genuinely touched by what happened. If "My Little Pony" continues producing episodes like this, its legacy will live on forever.

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