S09E06: Common Ground

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S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Wed May 01, 2019 12:36 pm

Rainbow Dash's old pal Quibble Pants needs help to bond with the daughter of his new special friend because, like Dash, she's a real sports pony.
This thread is for discussion of the episode. This episode airs at 11:30 Eastern / 8:30 Pacific on Saturday, May 4!

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Wed May 01, 2019 12:38 pm

Finally Quibble Pants returns
But...
This one's too young

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Adiwan (?) » Wed May 01, 2019 1:00 pm

"Special friend"... This is what they call it today.
They do special activities no other friendships are associated with.
Very special activities indeed.
Cleaning dishes and vacuuming the carpet probably :-P
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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed May 01, 2019 1:38 pm

Is that a step above or below "very special somepony"? :ponder:
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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by The Doctor (?) » Wed May 01, 2019 3:07 pm

Given that Oswalt's family is doing the voice work for the girlfriend and daughter, I expect this episode to be super adorable. :3:

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Wed May 01, 2019 8:11 pm

That’s cool, Meredith Salenger is an actress who has done VA work so I’m sure she’ll do a good job.
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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Aramek (?) » Fri May 03, 2019 8:47 am

I can't find the clip right now but he was on Conan talking about this episode. And it's very specifically him wanting to marry this other Pony who has gone through a divorce and has a daughter.

I think he even straight up says "whatever they call divorce in ponyville".
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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 11:44 am

as someone who as a kid had to adjust to a stepfather and stepmother in my life, I approve of this episode.

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 11:51 am

I always assumed Quibble Pants dyed his mane for the convention, but apparently he just naturally has a mane the exact same as Daring Do's. :squintyjack:
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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 12:01 pm

Good episode, and relatable as someone who grew up with divorced parents.

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by The Doctor (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 12:02 pm

That was really cute, and the RL family dynamic made it even better.


Patton's daughter reminded me of the kids who did the voice work on old Peanut's specials.

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 12:03 pm

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 12:05 pm

Very nice episode. Patton and family did a great job.

That's what I was thinking too, I got a Peanuts specials vibe from Wind.
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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by The Doctor (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 12:13 pm

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:3: Natty Gann reference.

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 12:25 pm

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But...
This one's too young

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Captain Rufus (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 4:44 pm

It was ok. Cute enough and all.

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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Aramek (?) » Sat May 04, 2019 5:12 pm

HORSE DIVORCE!
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Re: S09E06: Common Ground

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Thu May 23, 2019 11:10 am

Now that I finally have a reliable Internet connection, I can catch up on the episodes I missed while traveling. :ponydrugs:

I appreciate that this actually kept me guessing about the moral. Sure, the "be yourself, be authentic" lesson was clear, but to apply it to Rainbow Dash instead of Quibble Pants himself isn't something I expected. With the show approaching its end, it makes sense in retrospect that the friendship lessons would transition towards teaching viewers how best to go forth and teach the show's messages.

If buckball was born from amusements in apple farming, it makes me wonder either how many apple orchards besides Sweet Apple Acres there are or how much cultural influence Applejack and her extended family have on Equestria.
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