S09E08: Frenemies

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S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Wayoshi (?) » Wed May 15, 2019 10:52 am

Grogar sends his legion of doom on a mission to become allies, but his plan works too well and they almost become friends.
This thread is for discussion of the episode. This episode airs at 11:30 Eastern / 8:30 Pacific on Saturday, May 18!

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

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This one's too young

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Octavia (?) » Wed May 15, 2019 11:29 pm

I can't wait to hear Grogar's mental gymnastics on how allies are different than friends. :smirk:
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Aramek (?) » Thu May 16, 2019 4:41 pm

Frenemies with Benefies.
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by The Doctor (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 9:21 am

so, somehow this episode is out already.

It's not the Italian version that aired earlier this week, it's in English, but I can't seem to figure out it's source. Treehouse is apparently doing 2 episodes a weekend again, and might catch up in a few weeks, but this..

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There's a blurred out watermark, so maybe it's a production leak and that's the time code or something.


edit: apparently you can watch the English version on the Italian streaming service, so the next two episodes after this are also out.

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 11:35 am

"Grumpytaur" is my new favorite word.

Villain song! :evil:
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Octavia (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 12:01 pm

Was that the only episode of the whole show that didn't have a main 6 character or CMC in it? :ponder:
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 12:11 pm

I really liked this one. It was cool to see the villains working together and using thier strengths to get up the mountain. Certainly there's more to come as we saw at the end.

Chrysalis inhaling the love energy and then cocooning the monster was creepy, even though she had done it in the past. Image

I think there's a tiny crack in the villain armor, the way they talked about friendship for a moment. And Chrissy willingly gave Tirek her magic, knowing it would make her helpless. I guess we'll see. Image
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 12:22 pm

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Niels Olof (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 1:19 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed this episode from start to finish. Cosy Glow got to demonstrate what a mercurial little psychopath she is, Tirek that he is considerably more than brawn, but especially Queen Chrysalis shone.
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Captain Rufus (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 4:54 pm

That was a damn funny episode. Plus leaves openings for all sorts of mayhem.

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Adiwan (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 6:28 pm

I smell a redemption for all of them at the end of the series.
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Aramek (?) » Sat May 18, 2019 7:33 pm

Absolutely fabulous.
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Mon May 20, 2019 7:13 am

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri May 24, 2019 12:36 am

Late to the party, but this was a pretty good episode!

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Even evil ponies can't resist decorating.

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Motivational poster.

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The downside of having more Tirek is more opportunities to realize how weird his forelegs are.

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Good use of lighting.

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You're not yourself when you're hungry.

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Awww, what a cutie.

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*squeak*

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*thpbbbbbt*

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Time for arts and crafts!

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Lots of them!

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It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights

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It's time to raise the curtains on the Muppet Show tonight!

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aaaand scene!

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri May 24, 2019 12:47 am

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GROGAR took in sunlight!

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GROGAR used SOLARBEAM!

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Ten years dungeon.

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I like the storybook scene a lot.

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If you go down in the woods today, you'd better go in disguise...

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SPOOKIES!

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Rusty Venture Bucket, Equestria's most poorly-funded guard.

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Fri May 24, 2019 1:04 am

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A cragadile! Last (and first) seen in season 4.

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Why did he build a lawn chair if he sits up in it?

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HONK HONK *flap flap*

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It's a new mythological creature!

Wikipedia wrote:Its sole reference is found in Ovid's Fasti (3.793 ff), where the creature's entrails (insides) were said to grant the power to defeat the gods to whoever burned them. The hybrid was slain by an ally of the Titans during the Titanomachy, but the entrails were retrieved by an eagle sent by Zeus before they could be burned. The creature emerged from Chaos with Gaia and Ouranos.
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Haven't seen that in a while, either.

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Friiieeeeennnnnddddssss?

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Trukk not munky.

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Awww.

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Sauron powers, activate!

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"Now let's get to King's Landing!"

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Surely you trust us, your evil minions, right, oh mighty Lord Grogar...?

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GROGAR used HYPER BEAM!

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:10 am

I also liked that
But...
This one's too young

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:41 pm

Okay, look, I’ve been neglecting :ponydrugs: for months and it’s clearly because it’s the final season and I’m subconsciously trying to draw it out. We can all acknowledge my issues and move forward. Let’s do it!

• Grogar’s fortress is shaped like his head. That earns him +20 supervillain points. But he loses points for size. I grew up watching Superfriends so I can say, on the scale of head-shaped swamp fortresses Grogar makes a poor second. Although I will allow that it’s probably larger underground, like Snoopy’s doghouse. Still, step up your game, Grogar.
• Am I wrong or does Grogar have jingle bells on his collar? That is adorable!
• Evil essence as cupcake frosting. :good:
• We need more villain songs! This one was great!
• Also, as much as I love Chrysalis I can’t stop paying attention to Cozy Glow in the group shots. She pulls the best faces.
• Although Chrysalis scaring the monsters is da best. :evil:
• Meanwhile Tirek is playing a crafting minigame and Cozy is getting a classic Willy Wonka comeuppance.
:evil: “It’s not like I l-like you or anything!”
:evil: “Here! Grab on to the hole in my foreleg!”

So who’s the Starscream of this group? It’s Cozy isn’t it? Anyway this episode was really fun and it’s cool to get a friendship lesson even in a story about villains being villainous.
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by PonyHag714 (?) » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:06 am

They came so close to buying into friendship at the end of the episode. Don't be so stubborn Chrissy Image
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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by SlateSlabrock (?) » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:35 am

Mechanical Ape wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:41 pm
• Grogar’s fortress is shaped like his head. That earns him +20 supervillain points. But he loses points for size. I grew up watching Superfriends so I can say, on the scale of head-shaped swamp fortresses Grogar makes a poor second. Although I will allow that it’s probably larger underground, like Snoopy’s doghouse. Still, step up your game, Grogar.
Oh yeah, forgot to screencap that:

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Re: S09E08: Frenemies

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:25 pm

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