S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

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S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:04 am

Twilight and Shining Armor pit their wits against each other to settle a long-standing sibling rivalry score -but they soon discover they’re not the only competitors.
This thread is for discussion of the episode. This episode airs at 11:30 Eastern / 8:30 Pacific on Saturday, April 20!

Official preview clips and images are okay to post, as is speculation about the episode. This is the 200th episode of the series!

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Re: S09E04: Twilight's Seven

Post by The Doctor (?) » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:24 pm

I hope Nichole Oliver shows up in this episode, even if it's a minor role. She's been there since the start too.


Doesnt have to be Celestia. Could be Cheerilee, another character she has voiced, or someone new.

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Re: S09E04: Twilight's Seven

Post by Octavia (?) » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:39 pm

Whaaaat the 200th episode already? It feels like episode 100 just happened. :starity:
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Re: S09E04: Twilight's Seven

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:40 pm

I hope there won't be too many people who have to miss it due to Easter.
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Re: S09E04: Twilight's Seven

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:20 pm

Initially I was hoping for Pony Heist Movie based on the title, but this inspiration sounds even nicer. :flutterunsmith:
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Re: S09E04: Twilight's Seven

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But...
This one's too young

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Re: S09E04: Twilight's Seven

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:17 am

Octavia wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Whaaaat the 200th episode already? It feels like episode 100 just happened. :starity:
"Slice of Life" aired June 13th, 2015. :granny:

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Re: S09E04: Twilight's Seven

Post by The Doctor (?) » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:37 pm

Fun little interview with some of the cast about tomorrow's episode.

:sweetielarm: I would recommend NOT watching until after the episode airs. They seem to give away the plot of the entire episode. :sweetielarm:

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:42 am

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by The Doctor (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:01 pm

That episode was great. :anticipation:

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:01 pm

Oh man I adored that episode. Exactly my favorite kind of slice of life ep. :awesomedash:

Also I 100% need a gif of Luna in the shadows petting the goose like an evil villain. :speakest:
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:07 pm

That was a very enjoyable episode. Lots of action, great expressions and I liked the twist with Luna at the end. Apparently her chess game isn't bad either. :speakest:

Nice moment with Spike at the end as well. :spike101:
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:08 pm

I had always wanted an episode about how Spike grew up. He's always been close enough to Twilight Sparkle and Shining Armor that he felt like a sibling to them, so I'm glad we finally got to see that, even if it's not quite what he wanted when he was young. What a great way to tie the episode together. (It kind of makes me wish I weren't an only child.)

Now, after having seen Pinkie Pie's wild plan, what I really want to know is where the Equestrian space program stands and how far it is from putting a pony on another planet. :gotcha:
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by The Doctor (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 pm

Fizzbuzz wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Now, after having seen Pinkie Pie's wild plan, what I really want to know is where the Equestrian space program stands and how far it is from putting a pony on another planet. :gotcha:
Celestia spearheaded a space program that successfully landed a mare on the Moon. :dwi:

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Aramek (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:10 pm

That owned.

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:39 pm

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The alternative end music came back.
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This one's too young

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Captain Rufus (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:00 pm

This episode was Face the Facening. Cuz there were some faces in this one. Mostly funny funny faces.

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Niels Olof (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:08 pm

Octavia wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:01 pm

Also I 100% need a gif of Luna in the shadows petting the goose like an evil villain. :speakest:
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:46 pm

Yessssssss that gif :speakest:

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:17 pm

Well, that was fun. Are they... planning on keeping all of those security measures?

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:14 pm

SlateSlabrock wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Well, that was fun. Are they... planning on keeping all of those security measures?
Considering how much Celestia and Luna disagreed on what was reasonable, I'd be awfully surprised if they did.
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:29 pm

The Hogwarts-style "No teleporting in or out" zone is at least a good idea.
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by The Doctor (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:26 pm

Niels Olof wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:08 pm

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:fluttersmith: She should be petting Tiberius.

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:32 pm

That was a great episode! Good milestone story for the 200th episode!
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:46 pm

A Happy 7th year to A Canterlot Wedding.
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:22 pm

I was reminded of Applejack's plan as we saw it here. Considering how quickly she thought up her alternate backstory as the country star Apple Core (almost as if it's been running through her head an awfully long time!), it comes off to me as yet another example of how she never really let go of her aspirations towards something higher than running Sweet Apple Acres. Had it not been for her parents dying when she was young, she may very well have never felt wistful enough to need to go back home from Manehattan.

I wonder if it all adds up enough to where she counts as a tragic character.
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:35 am

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Awwww.

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He taught me how to fly a kite

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We never had a single fight

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So I guess this settles who was taking care of Spike in the early days.

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Aaaaand... star wipe!

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Oh gosh. Most adorable moment of the episode.

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:35 am

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Shining, you're only a prince consort.

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:unenthused:

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GAAAASP

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"When they leave, I call dibs on the BIG throne!"

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Puuuuudddiiiiinnnngggg

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[horsie noises]

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...how do they lift the anti-magic stones with magic? :rariwhat:

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Let's see changelings get past our magic flypaper!

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Nobody filled out an environmental impact survey for this!

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:37 am

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There are a lot of saddles in this episode.

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And a lot of horsie guards

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Geese are kinda terrifying in Equestria. They look like turkey vultures to me.

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Our plan is perfect!

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"Tchk-tchk"

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Our plan was perfect!

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Ha ha ha ha

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WA HA HA HA HA HA

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:37 am

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A speakeasy juice bar. I wonder if they serve mangosteen.

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[needle rip]

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I'm a little concerned about the state of Equestrian education.

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GAAAAAASP

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"99 bottles of cider on the wall, 99 bottles of cider..."

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:38 am

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Spike and Fluttershy have matching sneaking suits from Magic Duel:

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"Sorry, bro, I get to be George Clooney this time!"

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The one part of the plan that worked.

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This was a pretty wild bit of animation.

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The real MVP: Rarity putting together this entire ensemble instantly, in a bush.

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Amazing.

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:38 am

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What... expressive wings you have...

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"Come, my little peanut of brittle! Ze corned beef does not run away from ze cabbage!"

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Bam!

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You can actually pinpoint the second his heart rips in half. Aaaannnnnd... now.

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:38 am

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Rarity would make a good guard. Her coat matches the armor.

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NEVER bet against a Crystallion when BEST KID is on the line!

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Aaargh! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

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I wonder if the trap door is going to figure into a future villain episode.

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Aaaaand... star wipe!

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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:45 am

SlateSlabrock wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:37 am
Geese are kinda terrifying in Equestria. They look like turkey vultures to me.
You say that like real geese are less evil. I'm fairly certain that Celestia being amenable to the geese is further evidence that she's just a swan in disguise and is trying to help her fellow waterfowl take over Equestria.
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:10 pm

I’ve been looking forward to this! :party: But is it any good? That’s what we’re here to find out!

• oh Filly Twilight, how I’ve missed you, and I’d even forgotten I did! And is this the first time we’ve seen Baby But Not Newborn Spike?
• Shining Armor taught her everything she knows about kites ... but he didn’t teach her everything he knows. :smirk:
• She had to make clay pots by hoof before learning the amniomorphic spell.
• God, this star system explains SO much about Twilight. (Ha, then Starlight makes exactly the same comment.)
• I think Starlight is effectively headmistress full-time at this point.
• Ha, Celestia and Luna faces. AND SHINING ARMOR FACE. AND TWILIGHT FACE.
• It IS a heist episode! :fluttercite:
• Even in Equestria, geese are horrible.
• The VAs should write every episode. Just hand the whole show over to them. Do it now.
• Ha, AJ was Hannah Montana.
• Pinkie’s helmet filling with spit.
• This episode did the impossible, it made me like Zephyr Breeze. :starity:
• Aw, nice Fluts and Spike moment. :flutterunsmith:
• Spike is friendzoned, but for brothers.
:maud:
• HOLY SHIT SPIKE IS THE MASTERMIND :twonk:
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Re: S09E04: Sparkle's Seven

Post by CorvusCaw (?) » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:03 pm

I love those geese
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