• Family Appreciation Day - Episode Followup



    And then Granny Smith was a real character.

    Welcome to the episode followup! This week we got a huge slap in the face made entirely of new canon for Ponyville and the Everfree forest. To some, that might have hurt! For the rest of us it was rather enjoyable. Come along for the ride, and we'll talk about all the neat stuff we saw.




    And interesting thing to note here is that (I believe, correct me if I'm wrong) this is one of the few instances where we've seen non-pony controlled weather. Since we learned that this came from the Everfree forest later on, it makes sense. Worth noting, though, that this weather did seem to follow the zap-apple trees out of the forest. Take notes, writers.




    And then the pink one showed up again. And started talking. Oh well. At least it wasn't Silver Spoon. Or the bro-ponies.




    This is the first time we see the new colt in Cheerilee's class. He's behind Diamond Tiara, and I don't believe he has a name yet. Who wants to name him? I vote for 'Chowder'.

    Also apparently the CMC all go to the same school now.



    RAINBOWS EVERYWHERE




    It's not the best map ever, but it does give some basic reference points, if you're interested.

    Equestria Daily Top Tip: Granny Smith is voiced by Tabitha St. Germain, the same voice actress who plays Rarity, Luna, and Nightmare Moon.




    Apparently Celestia controls land rights within her kingdom. Or maybe she was just acting as a guide in this instance? Hard to tell, and probably nitpicking a little bit.


    I laughed far harder than was necessary at this scene.





    Please tell me I'm not the only one who just noticed that the stem was a lightning bolt.

    Now I feel silly.




    And finally, Scootaloo explaining the finer points of how big it was while Applebloom takes a nap.


    And now, some fun things from the community!










    Unfortunately I don't believe there was a Derpy sighting in this episode! Let me know if I just totally missed her, though. There were a lot of ponies in those flashback sequences.

    That's all for this followup. Take care, ponies!