Brotherhooves Social, I sorta don’t wanna spoil this but really can’t as it’s sorta the driving force, so I’ll just flat out tell ya. Later on tho, firstly let me say my idea for this episode was so of it’ll get a reward. I thought this was where Fluttershy’s brother (if that rumor is indeed true) would appear, but nope. I was right in hoping this would take place during last week’s episode, like Just For Sidekicks and Games Pony Play were.
I also thought Fluttershy’s brother instead of being older, was really around Sweetie’s age and could be the first male CMC. Hope they do add a male CMC, hey they have Pip so why not use him more? No really WHY not use him more writers!? XD OK back on track, we start at the Applefarm I assume early in the morning. Granny Smith and Big Mac were looking for a blue ribbon for the social, think she said it was used for the very first social so….what they hadn’t been giving out rewards or ribbons for how many years now? Granny does find it but before that Big Mac sees AJ and Applebloom outside, and luckily at that moment they find a old toy.
Granny Smith went on about how Applebloom used to love playing with it along with Big Mac, so he takes it leaving her to fall into a box. XD He attempts to show Applebloom it but OUCH the burns he must’ve felt, not only did Applebloom went on about AJ like she was the main character of the entire show, but she totally overlooked the toy by saying “Oh yeah, that was fun. Anyways Applejack!!!!!” that must’ve hurt...AJ goes to see Big Mac (huh, he’s a blacksmith? Cool! ) as she as usual catches on very quick, BUT SUDDENLY THE MAP CALLS!
So much for talking sister to brother, the map is more important right now! XD Applebloom is as you can guess isn’t very happy AJ has to miss the social, I do like Applebloom’s line “your awesomeness is totally backfiring on me!!!!” that was funny. XD But now she is so depressed even Big Mac using carrots as teeth don’t cheer her up, um question...why couldn’t she and Sweetie Belle do the social together? I mean Scootaloo gets to compete with Rainbow Dash, and Granny Smith did say the social was always “a bit loose on what counts as a sister” so….why didn’t that ever crossed their minds?
Anyways NOT thinking of that idea, Big Mac did get one and oh my bloody God and Celestia in Heaven...the fandom will NEVER LET THIS D-I-E! Big Mac, DRESSES AS A MARE AND POSES AS APPLEBLOOM’S COUSIN! How many minds were blown and shut down at the mere thought/sight of this? I know his voice actor used the same voice as Goldie Delicious, but so awkward….so very awkward….SO ANYWAYS Sweetie Belle (and Scootaloo) seem to catch on almost immediately that it’s Big Mac, altho the judges seem not to notice and accept him to ent-wait why is that old stallion looking at him like tha-oh...oh no please don’t do that joke animators………...spoilers, they sorta do but never goes anywhere.
The social went on well I guess you could say, sad Sweetie can’t compete (again she could’ve with Applebloom) tho. However Big Mac (was his mare name Apple Blossom? Can’t remember. XD ) seems to, um...be messing up, not only does his real voice come through at times but he isn’t doing very well. If his voice didn’t come through during that first event might’ve won that one, but the others he fails at. Either due to his dress catching one hoof, or mixing up the words to a “rhyme” event (altho to be honest he only really mixed up cousin for sister, and Applejack with his fake name), hey he can’t even jump which he clearly can do.
Failing at the events their last hope to win anything is the big race, even tho Applebloom just wants to go home. It goes well besides enough, at least it would’ve been if Big Mac wouldn’t break everything. Barrels, fences, even the poor chicken house! Oh, and his cloths kept coming off one by one like Trouble Shoes’ did during his episode (btw what was his real name?). Btw why didn’t they do what Sweetie and Rarity did, you know carry one egg together? Aw well sure they would’ve done that if they could compete.
Rainbow and Scootaloo are just about to wi-BIG MAC! S-T-O-P RUINING THE COURSE ALREADY! XD Can you guess his utter lack of safety and pure destruction here to win caused the judges to disqualified them? Just this time tho, and the rest of Big Mac’s cloths randomly breaks off...but turns out the judges (least the old one) knew it was him all along, but couldn’t let them win because Big Mac in his drive to get Applebloom a ribbon...totally destroyed the course and prevented the others to even attempt it.
Applebloom was very upset but later goes to talk with Big Mac as he sits in depression, he ends up telling her why he dressed up as a mare and why he was so…”Hulk Smash”, he just wanted to be her hero again, even for just a day. This scene right here, shows how great not only the show is, but how good the writers can really write the characters. This show is just golden when they tackle these types of scenes, went written right of course. XD I can’t do this scene justice, you just have to see it yourself to get how heartwarming it felt. Not surprisingly Applebloom forgives and tells Big Mac he’ll always be her hero (reminds me of a Gumball episode).
She even blows off AJ returning to spend time with him, at first I wasn’t sure how to feel towards his episode, why? Because I was too in aw at seeing female Mac, first AJ as a stallion and now this...but after reseeing it, I still don’t know. XD Overall it was weird and probably a bit hard to sit through, I mean I was dreading the “reveal” but it wasn’t all that bad. And again, Big Mac just looks naked without that neck-thing...that reminds me, the lighting at the end were just perfect for the scene. If we ever get a gen 5, I hope for nothing else but for these animators (and writers maybe, but mostly the animators) to return.
I mean they are just PER-FECT for this show! They still make the show in flash 8 right? Or have they moved up to a newer version of flash? Idk, but anyways this episode while Idk how to exactly feel, I do know it’s a good episode and whenever Fluttershy’s brother does show up, if that rumor was true, did hope it’s as heartwarming as this sister and brother episode was. Humor was alright, mostly just Mac messing up as being a girl. XD The family bond was just perfectly done, and the social should allow brothers too I mean come on be more open and fair! XD
And hope next social we see RD and AJ compete, oh how awesome would that be….next time, hopefully. ^^ Well that’s it for this episode, not sure what else to say. You just gotta watch it. ^^ I’ll see you in episode 18, and possible a new let watch soonish. Til then, thanks for reading!