Make New Friends But Keep Discord
- Episode aired May 16, 2015
Discord tries not to be jealous when Fluttershy brings a different friend to the Grand Galloping Gala.Discord tries not to be jealous when Fluttershy brings a different friend to the Grand Galloping Gala.Discord tries not to be jealous when Fluttershy brings a different friend to the Grand Galloping Gala.
It does however work for Discord in "Make New Friends But Keep Discord" but it was not overused or exaggerated. It is a perfect example of why he is such a great character and one of his best episodes in my view. It was also great and actually quite refreshing in a much needed way that Season 5 went from in just one episode one of its worst episodes in "Appleoosa's Most Wanted" to one of its best in "Make New Friends But Keep Discord".
The whole thing with the smooze was a touch rushed.
"Make New Friends But Keep Discord" is absolutely great otherwise though. As far as Discord-centric episodes go, it is one of the funniest and is easily one of the funniest ones of Season 5. The dialogue here is some of the season's smartest and is filled with laugh out loud lines, there are plenty of jokes and references (often from Discord) and the best of them in an episode where all of them hit are hilarious. Discord is a joy in this episode, not only does have great comic timing and a compelling personality his want to change is very believable and his struggles feel real.
When it comes to the character interaction, "Make New Friends But Keep Discord" is one of the season's most interesting. The characters interact so well with each other, with all the Mane 6 being true to character, just as fun and likeable and having individual personalities. Seeing Rarity and Applejack being civil to Discord and Fluttershy being assertive was great, Treehugger was an awesome character here and Celestia trolling was fun. Spike has a creepy moment with Discord too. Every character has shining moments, even little things like Celestia's laugh at Discord's joke and Rarity and Applejack's look to each other reacting to their sisters' yelling.
As to be expected, the animation is vibrant and richly detailed and the music has both groove and atmosphere. The story is lively and is packed full of fun moments and strong conflict. The voice acting is on point, John DeLancie continues to be perfect casting for Discord.
In summation, great. 9/10
- Dec 7, 2020