S09E07: She's All Yak

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S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Thu May 09, 2019 1:05 am

When Sandbar asks Yona to a pony dance, she goes to Rarity and her friends for a makeover in appearance and personality.
This thread is for discussion of the episode. This episode airs at 11:30 Eastern / 8:30 Pacific on Saturday, May 11!

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by The Doctor (?) » Thu May 09, 2019 1:23 am

Yona episode!

She can do better than Sandbar.


:ponder: I wonder if they'll pair off the other students with dates.

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

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This one's too young

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Adiwan (?) » Thu May 09, 2019 9:25 am

Moral prediction: Don't be a pony, be a yak (or be yourself in the case of Yona).
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu May 09, 2019 1:34 pm

Adiwan wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:25 am
Moral prediction: Don't be a pony, be a yak (or be yourself in the case of Yona).
"And now Yona show ponies traditional yak dance!"
"Wait NOT NEAR THE ICE SCULPTURE!"

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Adiwan (?) » Thu May 09, 2019 1:54 pm

Maybe it'll be a yak interpretation of a traditional pony dance.
It involves smashing pumpkins.
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Octavia (?) » Thu May 09, 2019 4:00 pm

The Doctor wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 1:23 am
Yona episode!

She can do better than Sandbar.


:ponder: I wonder if they'll pair off the other students with dates.
I totally thought Sandbar and Gallus were a thing. :grumpydash:
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Aramek (?) » Thu May 09, 2019 4:10 pm

Octavia wrote:
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I totally thought Sandbar and Gallus were a thing. :grumpydash:
SAME.

I mean, shipping is bad, but, like, look at them!
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Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Fri May 10, 2019 12:29 pm

I can't say I ever got the feeling of any special rapport between them. :pinkieshrug:
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Aramek (?) » Fri May 10, 2019 3:55 pm

Fizzbuzz wrote:
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I can't say I ever got the feeling of any special rapport between them. :pinkieshrug:
THEY SMOOCH!
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 11:38 am

Getting some serious My Fair Lady vibes.

Also Rarity song! :vogue:

And Deadmau5 Spike :lol:
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 12:00 pm

This episode was awful. The Mane 6 should know better than to do what they did this episode. The shameful thing is that it all actually worked until cliche dress hijinx messed things up...

Maybe Twilight should have known better than to try to bring this to the school? the Young Six were all not enthused by being left out.

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 12:02 pm

The episode definitely felt extremely cliche, not one of my favorites this season.

Rarity song tho ;-)
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Post by Adiwan (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 12:03 pm

The whole episode is really, really awkward. Uncomfortably awkward.
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 12:11 pm

I didn't think it was too bad, despite the obvious "be yourself" message. I'm always up for a student episode and there were some pretty good faces. I thought it was nice of Sandbar to ask Yona to the dance. Image
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 12:28 pm

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This one's too young

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Niels Olof (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 1:18 pm

Pygmalion, but with more property damage.

Highlights for me were Rarity's many new expressions (with some wonderful performances by Tabitha, as per always), the Mane 6's glee as Yona improved, and of course Silver Stream's eyebrow waggling.
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Captain Rufus (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 4:43 pm

Yona is best Yak. Episode was cute but more for likable characters than anything inherent in the episode. The Mane Six and any sort of ball don't seem to mix though. Disaster happens.

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 4:47 pm

I found this episode to be harmless enough. Katrina Salisbury can do a pretty good Rarity impression. This is one of those weird episodes that kinda suffer from being in the final season, though. They just set up a romantic angle between two characters, but it'll probably never come up again due to the writing process of the show. It makes the development ring a little hollow.
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Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 5:00 pm

It was pretty lightweight, but a good source of humorous faces and screenshots.
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by The Doctor (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 6:31 pm

Wayoshi wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 12:00 pm
This episode was awful. The Mane 6 should know better than to do what they did this episode. The shameful thing is that it all actually worked until cliche dress hijinx messed things up...

Maybe Twilight should have known better than to try to bring this to the school? the Young Six were all not enthused by being left out.
I don't think the Mane 6 did anything wrong. It's a pony tradition and they thought Yona wanted to learn those traditions. And for the most part, they did. Wasn't really until the end that they seem to try and force in the change-who-you-are lesson.

I liked it. Yona was a lot of fun in this episode.

Twilight did a really crappy job making the non-ponies feel welcome.


Celestia did do a great job teaching Twilight how to throw a party though.

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 7:18 pm

Gotta say I didn't really care much about this one. Not horrible, but both yak episodes and high school episodes rub me the wrong way in general because they're always predictable, clichéed stories we've seen a million times before. I like when the pony show can put a different spin on their lessons or excel at humor, and this one didn't do that.

That's not to say that it was a bad lesson, but aside from the song in the middle, I could basically tune out until the last five minutes to find out how they resolve the predictable problem, and the My Fair Lady gloss didn't save it for me.

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 7:21 pm

The weirdest thing I noticed in the episode is the implication that Yona's yak speech patterns are a cultural thing, rather than a language barrier. But I'm probably just over thinking things. :-I
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by SigmasonicX (?) » Sat May 11, 2019 7:48 pm

First of all, I'd like to say this episode was a good depiction of completely unintentional racism, and I was particularly glad there wasn't any deliberate pressure on Yona to make her fit in; I was worried Rarity in particular would be thrown under the bus for this. Instead, it came from unintentional pressures like the posters and trophies only having ponies and Yona's own efforts. However, this still continues the theme of the Mane Six not actually being good teachers.

The song was good. It reminds me a lot of "A Kirin's Tale". Similar to "Becoming Popular" back in season 2, it was kind of awkward going from Rarity's talking to singing voice, especially with Rarity going back to talking at one point in the song. Anyway, it's nice having a Yona song.

Well, the blushing makes it official. Sandbar X Yona time.

Overall, decent episode.

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

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:gotcha: and naturally, someone put them together.

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Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Sun May 12, 2019 1:48 am

I love it. :allears:
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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 4:07 pm

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Re: S09E07: She's All Yak

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:34 pm

Yes, six weeks later I finally watched this one! Rarity being Rarity + Yona hoof-fingers were the highlights for me. Also liked the little character moments for the rest of the Mane Six, plus Angel, minus Twilight who was just bland authority figure, though nice timing on the anti-splatter shield.

I like that the whole "fitting in" thing was entirely Yona's wish and the ponies were just trying to fulfill the thing she said she wanted. (Though SigmasonicX has a great point about the subtle, unintentional pressure to conform and pony-ize.) And I liked that it wasn't 20 minutes of failure; the fact that Yona actually succeeded in learning those skills was a good twist. Then the writers said, how can we make her fail anyway? since they remembered they had a third act to write.

So the ending was kind of bland for me but I did enjoy, like, the first 85% of it so that's a B+!
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Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:42 pm

Yona and Sandbar are super cute. There's something nice about how he stood by her and cheered her up. Image

My regard for Yona increased with this episode.
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