Toast you say?
Finally donkeys. I was waiting for them.
Another Pinkie episode! Hell yes!I bet this is where we get the smile song. It seems like it would fit with that description.
First donkey in the show. this should be interesting
Time to modify that party cannon to the heavy friendship ordnance!
Aww, poor cranky donkey. He just needs a big hug. :(Also, I love toast.
@BuytoastI'm eating toast right now. It's delicious.
I'm guessing this is what Lauren refereed to when she mentioned that we'd learn if other equines could have cutie marks...
here comes smile song
@SethistoVery well then. Carry on.
C'mon MLP give me donkeys as suspiciously Hispanic. Fuel my crazed idea that Sweet Apple Acres is running donkey and mule day laborers over the border to harvest apples and be deported by nightfall without pay.
I love toast! Especially when buttered!
@SethistoMmm, that sounds pretty good right now. Actually, anything sounds good right now. Brb, gonna make toast.
Poor fluttershy, no episodes that revolve around her in season 2 yet. But pinkie pie is best pony
Sounds awesome! I sure hope we get to hear Pinkie's smile song in this one. It's one of my favorites and it hasn't even been released yet!
A donkey refusing Pinkie Pie's friendship? You could say he's being...*puts on sunglasses*...a bit of an ass.YEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
Good lord. At this rate, the last four episodes of the season should be Fluttershy episodes.At least...I hope so. Can't really tell.Ah well, back to watching Doctor Who.Allons-y!
OK, last week somebody said the the leaked song is in episode 18 "from what [they've] heard." I wonder who's their source. Or maybe just a lucky guess. It's happened before.
Seven episodes in a row and no breaks? Wow
I am so happy! I enjoy meeting other races in Equestria.Shoo be doo! Shoo shoo be doo!
Just watch. The season finale will be a Fluttershy episode, and it will be about how she feels always left out on her friends adventures (AKA the majority of season 2 so far). And it will end with manly tears.But seriously, we are bound to have at least one Fluttershy episode by the end of the season. But until then, PINKIE PIE!!!!!
Mmmm... Toast sounds good right now, and water, lots of water.Ponies are best hangover cure :DWell, ponies and toast apparently.
COME ON EVERY DONKEYSMILESMILESMIIIIIIILE.
this sounds like it could be the most awesome pinkie pie episode ever, or the worse MLP:FiM episode ever...its a fricken pinkie pie episode ffs...but, its that name... Cranky Doodle Donkey, sounds way to G3 to me, and may end up being another "look before you sleep" G3 mock-up.it scares me, honestly, but, after the "i love lucy" reference, i think they are sticking to the "cater to adults on a simple level" plan that Lauren Faust wanted for the show in the 1st place, so we will see.
oh this is the episode Lauren Faust was most likely talking about if donkeys could or could not get cutie marks!!
@The Ugly TucoY'know what? At this point, I'd take that as the premise for a Fluttershy episode.
Still no Fluttershy, I guess the one week I can't watch on stream will be her episode, I'm a sad pony:(
@SethistoCurse you Seth, now I want me some toast too; but we're all out of bread at home, it's 3 in the morning, and the roads are covered in ice.
Hm, I want Fluttershy episode.And some Twilight centered. I miss my Twilight centered episodes. Though Pinkie episodes are always fun. XD
@SethistoI'll be the toast-toast-toast-toast-toast
Donkeys have already been presented with Twilight by comment in a previous episode as being 'stubborn'. Or was that a Mule which is another word for Donkey born of horse.Fluttershy seems shy this season.
Where's WoodenToaster when ya need him?
@MailMareDitzyI thought "Look Before You Sleep" was a lot of fun.
@MattatattaSpam-spam-spam-spam-spam-spam-spam-spam.Lovely spam, wonderful spam!Darn you Mattatatta you've got me started on that again, now norse men are piling into my base of operations.
DONKEYS!!!!woo :DAlso now I want toast and it's 4 am over here
Oh no! I'm long from being finished with my Pinkie/Eeyore shipping fic, this is going to make a mess of that!
Smile is completely going to be in this epsodes imagine her singing it to the donkey the lyrics make sence
More Pinkie? I'm OK with that.Would be cool to see Fluttershy soon though!
@DVegaNot the first one. There was one in the first season.
@SethistoI could go for some toast....with mango jam....In fact, I'ma go eat some right now.
@HMorris73and i agree, it was, but the matter of the fact is that it still seemed lower quality in writing and wasnt as good as the rest of season 1.
@D. ShadowsMule is a hybrid between a donkey and a horse
Fluttershy gets no love this season...
oooo Donkeys!Also now I feel like eatin toast with some butter
@PalaminopegasusIs that not what I am the saying?
You know why Fluttershy has no eps?She hates the spotlight.
@HMorris73Yar, "Look Before You Sleep" was one of the episodes that helped me realize just how great this series is. Any team that can write an episode about a girl's slumber party without pandering is certainly onto something.Though it wasn't untill "Suited for Success" that I knew there was no turning back, because once you realize that you just watched marshmallowow pony sing musical number about dress makingng only to think it was the greatest thing ever your life is never the same.
@MailMareDitzyFor me at least I found it to be one of the more enjoyable eps from the first half of season one. But then again I also thought "Winter Wrap Up" was kind of overrated, so maybe I'm just weird. *shrugs*
I really have to question... Is this show still about Twilight Sparkle? lol. Seems like excluding Lesson Zero, and the intro 2 eps, all the season 2 episodes have been about somepony else.3. Lesson Zero - Twilight Sparkle4. Luna Eclipsed - Luna5. Sisterhooves Social - Rarity/Sweetie Belle6. The Cutie Pox - Apple Bloom7. May the Best Pet Win! - Rainbow Dash8. The Mysterious Mare Do Well - Rainbow Dash9. Sweet and Elite - Rarity10. Secret of My Excess - Spike11. Hearth's Warming Eve - History of Equestria12. Family Appreciation Day - Apple Bloom (And Granny Smith)13. Baby Cakes - Pinkie Pie, Pound Cake, and Pumpkin Cake14. The Last Roundup - Apple Jack15. The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 - Apple Jack (And probably rest of Apple family)16. Read it and Weep - Rainbow Dash17. Hearts and Hooves Day - CMC, Cheerilee, and Big Macintosh18. Friend in Deed - Pinkie PieOther pony that still needs their own episode... Fluttershy :DNot saying this is a bad thing, since every episode of season 2 has been awesome, just felt like sharing ;)
She's a little... Shuttershy!
Donkeys... Cant tell if good episode or not. Well it is a Pinkie episode, so it cant be bad! :)
@CascadeHopeI'd count "Luna Eclipsed" as at least partially a Twilight episode, but yeah I'd definitely like to see her get some more focus again.
Finally donkeys. As someone writing a fanfiction where donkeys are the central feature, this is highly relevant to my interests.
donkeys... they're up to no good. can't anyone see it's true?
What does "tries to turn" mean? That doesn't really make sense.
Cool. Still - no Fluttershy :(
Smile song. That is all.
@HMorris73True, you could count Luna Eclipsed as one, since it does focus on Luna being shown around by Twilight, but I'd still enjoy seeing one where Twilight gets up to her old stuff. Maybe not a Lesson Zero crazy, but at least something where she is the one who actually learns a lesson. Princess Celestia misses hearing from her :P
sounds like a nice idea.hey,seth,did you know your site was referrenced in a hub commercial?i just saw that.i am the only brony without the hub channel.hub has damn good shows other than mlp
@Jordan"Tries to turn" as in "turn him to her way of thinking". Which in this case means getting him to accept her friendship.
i am thinking.WHERE IS PIP?!He was so cute.luna better be in season 3 pilot
I just hope they don't draw them donkeys all ugly and stuff. I reaaaaaally wish they look more like what Rose draws.
@Sethistois it Powdered Toast?
@HMorris73Agreed on wanting some more Twilight focus again. I mean I know that the point of "Lesson Zero" was to free up the writers from having to rely on her character to anchor every episode, but still sometimes it feels like the writes have gone a bit to far in the over direction and partially abandoned the character.Also, it was the fact that Twilight had been a sociallyly reclusive bookworm most of here life that helped make the idea of a grown mare writing friendship reports more believable. I'm glad to see the others getting in on that action but I still kind of feel that it should be miss Sparkle herself handling at leastst half the workload.
Possibility that Donkey could reference Eeyore >.> place your bets folks, place your bets
Yay a Pinkie episode again... But wheres the fluttershy episode? :,(
@SethistoCurse you, now I'm craving toast.But I can't eat because I need to sleep, well first I need to free up some space on my DVR by watching Korean dramas about kings doing stuff and fighting bloody battles, but sleep is on the list.So odds are we'll finally get the Smile song, learn about Donkeys like Lauren mentioned and finally find out what happens when Pinkie meets something that refuses to like her.This should prove entertaining, most entertaining indeed.
"Tries to turn" implies disrespect for the donkey's existing thoughts. He may have a good reason for refusing Pinkie's friendship - if the donkey wants to remain private, that's his business. Insisting to turn someone can be a bit manipulative, hopefully the donkey will change his ways out of his own reflections for it to be a true friendship.I'm taking the terminology too literally. This looks like a great episode.
what no rarity episode?
@DibullbaI'm putting my money on a Shrek reference.
Here's what we been waiting for the smile song. yay!!!
@WHISPER119No Rarity episode?Then just what in the hell was Sweet and Elite?And, to an extent, Sisterhooves Social.
I hope he's Hispanic
I don't mind a second Pinkie Pie episode of the season, and this one sounds like it'll be fun. Beyond that, Rainbow Dash and the CMCs need a break. If there is another CMC ep, let it focus on Scootaloo. Spike needs at least another episode or two, and Fluttershy definitely needs to get on board. I wouldn't mind another Twilight ep.
Oooh more Pinkie? Nice. I'd think the Smile song would be in this one too. But I do agree, needs more Fluttershy.
Eh a Donkey? Why can't they pick a cool animal like a Griffin?
@JordanPinkie is a cleric.
@WHISPER119I love Rarity (she's my favorite pony in the series), but she's had at least two episodes where she's the star or co-star of an episode. Maybe one more for her. Otherwise, I'd be okay with any other character that's had only one starring role or less.
1) I'm not gonna lie, deep in my hearts of hearts, I was hoping [INSERT RACE HERE] was for Sea Ponies.2) Anybody else picturing Cranky Doodle Donkey as Donny Donkey from the daily paper comic 'Pearls before Swine'? Donny seems like he would be the kind of heartless beastie that would refuse Pinkie's friendship.
Sounds like that one episode of Disney's Recess where TJ says everyone likes him and one guy/girl is like nopegood times :)
Smile smile smile.
If the show was still focused solely on Twilight we would not have had so many awesome Rarity episodes!
meh. So instead of a Griffin this season we get Pinkie annoying a Donkey greeeeeat.
Oh yeah! We finally get to see some ass!
Still no Fluttershy :(
@CascadeHope "I really have to question... Is this show still about Twilight Sparkle?"The whole point of Lesson Zero was pretty much to make the mane 6 more of a proper ensemble cast, rather than a "Twilight and Friends" setup.
That's it! Can't wait another week for a Fluttershy episode summary. I'm wrighting my own.[INSERT EPISODE TITLE HERE]Air Date: 32nd of never, 2012 Summary: Fluttershy befreinds a big, dimwitted creatcher from the Everfree. but what would hapen if the clumsy giant followed her back to ponyville?
Based on description along, Pinkie's gonna have to pull all the stops on this episode. And considering Pinkie's wacky nature, that could either go really well or really bad. Either way, I'm sure this is gonna be an episode for the record books...at least until the week after. I find myself saying that about every episode thus far. Every week is the best episode until the next week when the new one comes along. LOL
@SethistoToast with honey and nutella? Because that is the king of all toast.
Splendid, more second-best pony! To me, the synopsis sounds rather uninteresting but hopefully it'll surpise me. Now we just need a Rarity episode, a Twilight episode, two Fluttershy episodes and a Scootaloo episode and everything will be nicely balanced. There's still more than enough room for all that in this season.And for the record, I really liked Look Before You Sleep. I just adore those character-focused episodes.
So this is where the donkeys are making a return like Faust suggested. As usual for some reason I have a bad feeling about this but I guess it'll prove to be another awesome episode. I do hope Hasbro won't screw up and make them annoying.
awwww yeah! Another Pinkie Pie episode... You just cant get enough of her :)
I'm going through Twilight withdrawal this season, no doubt. Honestly, though, I'd like them to do more mixes of mane six ponies. Removing Twilight from the Friendship reports has led to too many episodes starring one or two ponies at most. The great thing about "Look before you sleep" or "Fall weather friends" or "Green isn't your color" is that they focused on a relationship between two mane cast members but also included a subplot of Twilight relating to them and their issues. While I understand the desire not to have to shoe-horn Twi into every story, I miss that added layer. Instead of a minimum of half the cast headlining an episode, it feels like were getting far less interaction between the ensemble this year.I'm hoping today's episode is a good ensemble adventure, and I'm looking forward to the promise of a Dash-Twilight friendship episode in Read It and Weep. I need more Twilight, and I need more between my mane six. I'm at a point where I'm sad to see a new episode summary that doesn't suggest at least 2 main characters headlining it. And yes... I feel for the most neglected of all, the Fluttershy fans.That said, I've really enjoyed the season so far despite this.
"the only creature to refuse her friendship."Wow... something is wrong with this sentence. Whatever happened to Gilda?
Reminds me of that one episode of Recess:"Darn you, Dettweiller! Just because I put you in detention doesn't mean I don't like you!"
Be honest. Did anypony else just see Pinkie's picture and read the title as 'A Friend is Dead'? I know I'm not alone here. I hate being all alone.
No Scootaloo episode yet.
Dude, bros, there were like 5 Fluttershy episodes in Season 1. She and Rarity still have more episodes than the others. Just sayin.
Eh I'm not worried about Fluttershy's lack of episodes, since there are still 8 episodes left surely at least 2 of them are her's (then I do Mr. Cake's shifty nervous eyes look)
Come on everypony, smile smile smile...
Somebody change all of those fanfics about "the proud warrior race of griffons" into "the proud warrior race of donkeys"!Seriously, fanfics will happen.
Prediction after donkey episode. New MLP Meme: "Dat Ass"
Oh, please for the love of Faust, let "Smile Smile Smile" be in this episode.Love the song so much, it's my new ringtone!
Wow a donkey I don't find that racist in anyway unless they give him a poncho and an accent.... But I would still let that slide since that would be kind of funny when I think of it
@SethistoAnypony like any toast?
Can't wait, it's gonna be so awesome!
Well, we've seen mules, so it's about time we see donkeys
I'm not looking forward to this episode, just because I know that donkey will just annoy the shit out of me. I don't think this episode will pan out that nicely too...Yikes...
OH SWEET CELESTIA AND LUNA!!!!!!!
Donkeys? Awww! I wanted zebras! But still, any episode is awesome so... xD
Ass and Pinkie.
@SethistoProfessor Membrane: Not now son! I'm making (electrical arcs flash from his workbench) Toast!
While I miss Twilight I do appreciate the freedom the writers now have to delve more into the characters and such.
The smile song will be on this episode...if it isn't then we have to wait a bit longer bronies
we probably are going to hear the Pinkie Pie Smile song in this ep
Time to bring out the big guns! I Love Lucy reference was great, by the way.
"The only creature to refuse her friendship".Pinkie and Gilda made up or something?
I'm really hoping I'm not the only to notice that the donkey's name is a clever Yankee doodle pun.
@CharginChuck Oh man that'd make my day
Well, there was a mule in S1 Ep 3. A mule is the offspring of a male DONKEY and female horse. And is also sterile.
And still no Fluttershy episodes in sight... :(
Good timing. I was actually just wondering as I was eating breakfast this morning why we hadn't seen any donkeys yet, considering that mules have been canon for a long time now.Also, Fluttershy is really getting shafted this season. I wonder why? :\
HOLY CARPET OF CELESTIA!I'm scared.
@ErroneousPinkie Pie hunted her down and they eventually became friends, obviously :P Would have been nice if they had used Gilda, though, yeah. On the other hand, we never saw Trixie treat Pinkie mean so maybe Trixie did like Pinkie!
So THIS is what Lauren Faust meant about the whole donkey thing... Also, this will have the smile song, I just know it! Looking forward to this!I kind of hope Cranky Doodle Donkey turns out to be an Oscar-like character; someone who's usually grouchy, but is happiest when he's grouchy and everyone just sort of accepts and respects that.
@Blayze KohimeTrixie never interacted with Pinkie.
Fuck this shit. Enough paddling, there is my Celestia episode?
@IkkouSoryuWow calm down dude. It's not your show, it's not even aimed at your demographic. Be patient.Anyway, bring on the asses!
Smile Smile Smile =)
... this is going to be a "can't be friends with everyone" episode isn't it?
Oh man, I read that as "A friend is dead".
Yay, another Pinkie Pie Episode! Now we need 4 more episodes focusing on Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle, and I'll be good. If it's the same number of episodes as Season 1 (26), then starting from this episode, they'll have 4 more episode slots to fill.
The donkeys better not be Mexican stereotypes.
@SethistoYou know what they say: all toasters toast toast.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Jb6TBmYVM
Except it doesn't; toasters toast bread.
Glad to see Pinkie getting more development and a storyline that's perfectly fitting for her.However, I'm starting to get depressed at the lack of Fluttershy...if the finale is truly 3 parts that only gives us 5 more potential episodes for her left...if at least one of them is not centered around her or at least shared with another pony, I might give up on this series.
Another not-Fluttershy episode. By season 3, they're going to stuff her on the bus.
now THIS is where "Smile Smile Smile" will show up. I really hope.
@SethistoToast tastes like chickenEverything tastes like chicken.Except chicken.That tastes like bacon.
That ASShole who refuses Pinkie's Friendship!!! ^_^
Didn't Recess have an episode like this? Where there was one kid who didn't like TJ?
First we get 'need to piss Pinkie' then we get 'pissed off Pinkie'Which is better? Need to piss, pissed off, need to piss, pissed off, need to piss, pissed off, need to piss, pissed off, need to piss, pissed off...
"Cranky Doodle Donkey"? That sounds like the name of a song. Do it, Pinkie.
Sound great but it's a great disappointment not to have a Fluttershy episode.
I must have sadfic on the brain; am I the only one who keeps reading that episode title as "A Friend Is Dead"?Is that bad?
That's it, I haven't breakfast and I'm hungry. Toast sounds pretty damn amazing.
Cranky Doodle Donkey is the only creature to refuse Pinkie Pie's friendship? Really? Are you sure? I recall sometime during season 1 where there was a little griffon who lost her best friend because of her refusal of Pinkie's friendship. Just sayin...
So much for the "Smile song is used to cheer up a Mane 6 member suffering from depression, bringing unmanly tears to the face of every depression-addled brony worldwide" theory :(
@Shuber92Pfft, she's a Griffon! You know how THOSE PEOPLE are! /racistswag
Poor, poor Gilda. Completely marginalized and ignored by the episode synopsis, since we all know she was the first side character to give Pinkie the brush-off.So what ever happened to Gilda? Last I heard she was working shows at Busch Gardens alongside a falcon and a cockatoo.Oh the griffinity. :-O
@ChaosDX1I would pay to see Pinkie do a George M. Cohan number, without a doubt."He's a Cranky Doodle Donkey, A Cranky Doodle do or die..."
This episode will be airing on my birthday. Flutteryay!
I sense the Smile song~
More Pinkie Pie! MFW = Pinkie's face when she first saw Dashie's Sonic Rainboom.
@Sethisto Mmmm, toast....aw darn it what were we discussing again, I got distracted by toast.
This talk about OH NO WHERES MY FLUTTERSHY EPISODE! or THERE ARE TOO MAY RD AND CMC EPISODES!, is really starting to get on my nerves. The episodes will be great regardless of whose character you want to see.
...when I saw "[INSERT RACE HERE] I was totally hoping for Sea Ponies. X'P
I like the several people who've already written this (and other) episodes off weeks before it's aired.
That donkey needs to stop being such an ass...
Not the episode I'm waiting for.
@Sethisto I love Seth. You cockblocked the obligatory First! post. Thank you! Thank you!
@Stallord969409yes I and I'm sure everyone else knows that, it'd just be nice to give us some variety and to let everyone have a chance in the spotlight.
A thought: what if the donkey is voiced by Weird Al??
@BlackbeltI was actually thinking that same thing just this morning.
This is the episode that I am most looking forward to, purely because of the promise of a certain song.
@GermanGuitarBrony@KirkyBrony@ADavidO1987Never saw the Recess episode though I do remember one from Weekenders that fit the same scenario.
So this episode is the one that will have the smile song in it.
Soooooooooooooooooooooo...What if the smile song DOESN'T show up in this episode?
@ultra8And of course The Simpsons did it first.Cranky Doodle Donkey = Frank Grimes
Come on everypony smile smile smile~This is gonna be a fun one :D
I recall an episode of Weekenders that sounds like this. The ultimate lesson was that whatever you do or don't do some people just aren't going to like you and that's OK.