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S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:55 pm

Starlight begins to prepare for becoming Head Mare of the School of Friendship. She decides she needs a Vice Head Mare, and Trixie thinks she'll be a "shoe-in" for the position, but...
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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by Octavia (?) » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:04 pm

Yessss another Starlight Trixie episode :plonk:
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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:34 am

One of the better of s9
But...
This one's too young

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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 am

Just put Cheerilee in charge and make the schoolhouse a satellite campus.

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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:24 am

SlateSlabrock wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 am
Just put Cheerilee in charge and make the schoolhouse a satellite campus.
Or upgrade the schoolhouse already. It's well past time for something that isn't a pet project of the royals to get some funding. :rainbert:
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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by Adiwan (?) » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:26 am

Princess Book Horse has to give funds for the education system to create more book horses!
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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by King Sombra (?) » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:46 am

Octavia talks! :golfclop:
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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:01 pm

King Sombra wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:46 am
Octavia talks! :golfclop:
She talked in Slice of Life!

I was rooting for her to become headmare, obviously. But I'm okay with her turning it down to stick with her music career. :snobtavia:
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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:06 pm

That was a cute episode, and I have no complaints.

Condolences to Phyllis, though.

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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:07 pm

This was a fun episode. Lots of cameos and Trixie was as good as ever.

I liked how Dr. Whooves knew exactly what to say to please Yona's parents. Also, poor Gallus...if Granpa Gruff really is proud of him, he needs to tell him that. It was funny when Octavia and Vinyl's music got Gallus' attention in a hurry.
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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:13 pm

I have to wonder how good of a guidance counselor Trixie would be. She seems to put ambition and self-interest above all else, and while I suppose that's necessary to an extent, it still worries me regardless. Maybe that withering verbal beatdown from Starlight put her in her place, though.

Spike reading Twilight's proclamation in the beginning made me realize just how much shit's getting real now. With the end approaching so soon, it's a wonder that there aren't more freakouts than there are, whether from the show's characters or us in the audience.

I felt glad that Sunburst got a real job and not just some ceremonial role up north. :3:
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Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:21 pm

England doesn't exist in Equestria, so her accent is perfectly acceptable. :snobtavia:
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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by The Doctor (?) » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:53 pm

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Re: S09E20: A Horse Shoe-In

Post by SigmasonicX (?) » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:14 am

Funny timing after that college admissions bribery scandal... OK, there isn't much in common besides a school being involved, but I was reminded of that. But in general nepotism is an open secret in schools, both for admissions and hiring.

This was a good final look at Trixie and Starlight's relationship, and I enjoyed seeing the process of finding a vice headmare. It made sense, and it was fun seeing Trixie screw up. Trixie becoming student counselor in the end is a bit of an odd fit, but Sunburst becoming vice headmare (I guess that's just the title now) made a lot of sense, and I was surprised I didn't think of that. I suppose Trixie really is the best for talking out solutions. Speaking of which, I liked Starlight's line that she's a lot of help when she doesn't mean to be.

Well, would you look at that! "Slice of Life" characters got major speaking roles, and we got direct followups of things we saw in that episode, so I'll go ahead and count that as an episode focused on "Slice of Life" characters.

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All of a sudden I might actually get a bingo this season. This opens up either "Far future seen" or "Equestria Girls character besides Flash" as a bingo-maker, since we know Celestia's leaving by the end. And there's a possibility part two of the last two-parter starts with Celestia defeated.




There was an extra two minutes in this episode cut out, made up of extended Starlight and Trixie line reads. Shame we won't be able to see this.

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