How to participate in the liveblog chat:
Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!
Option 2: Go to http://webchat.freenode.net/. Enter a nickname, then for the Channels field enter ##rabbitcube, and finally fill in the Captcha and hit Connect! We’ll be watching the episode and commenting there starting at just before 2:00 p.m. EST. After the chat, I will update this post with a log of the conversation.
Chatlog below the cut!
<AlicornPriest> So, what are people expecting of this ep?
<Frac> Holy crap, almost forgot about this
<Froborr> Well, lip synching, obviously.
<Psirus> Juvenile ponies and vanilla-flavored foodstuffs.
<Froborr> I read the episode description, so… Fluttershy-centric?
<AlicornPriest> I haven’t, so I’m just hoping Milli Vanilli doesn’t actually show up. >_>
<AlicornPriest> Whoever that is.
<Frac> I’m assuming we all just start the video right as the clock hits 2?
<Psirus> I was assuming an in-chat countdown.
<Froborr> 1 minutes by my count.
<Froborr> ….1 minute
<Froborr> Blarg, sleep deprivation make brain go foom
<AlicornPriest> All right, T-10.
<Frac> I’ve been meaning to join you guys, but I’m either out of the house, occupied, or I just plain forget
<AlicornPriest> Here we go!
<AlicornPriest> Is that a jackalope? :D
<Frac> Ingram has been a god this season
<Froborr> That’s just awesome
<AlicornPriest> I feel like I’m in a disney movie. :P
<Frac> Seconding that
<Froborr> The animation in musical numbers has been amazing this season too
<Psirus> No Fluttershy! You’re making all those animals incapable of gathering their own food in the wild now!
<totient> …and we aren’t even past the opening credits yet
<Froborr> Yeah, was that the first musical number in the cold open?
<Froborr> I think it was.
<AlicornPriest> Besides MMC, obviously.
<AlicornPriest> …Oh, you meant this season. nm
<Froborr> Oh, right, forgot that.
<Frac> Didn’t Pinkie Pride start out that way?
<Froborr> No, I meant ever, and I forgot a bunch apparently.
<AlicornPriest> Was that Twilight’s dad?
<Psirus> Big Mac is a singer!?
<Frac> Hell yeah!
<Froborr> In a barbershop quartet? I could see that.
<AlicornPriest> Pinkie? wat r u doin? Pinkie, stahp.
<Froborr> “Ah, but I’m so good at it!”
<Psirus> “I have stage fright.” “Uh, yeah. Ah could’a told ya that, sugarcube.”
<Frac> News at 11
<AlicornPriest> Yes, Rarity being totally cool about FS not singing!
<Frac> Hey, you can’t force Flutters out of her shell
<Froborr> BIG MAC SINGING
<Frac> IT’S GLORIOUS
<Psirus> I approve.
<Frac> And once again, I can’t gauge how Rarity crazed Spike is
<Froborr> *sigh* Die in a fire Spike.
<totient> yay foreshadowing
<AlicornPriest> If the lady singer gets hurt or something, I swear…
<totient> and in 3… 2… 1…
<Froborr> No, BIG MAC is hurt.
<Frac> And here we go
<Psirus> Big Mac hurt his voice talking so much.
<Frac> Oh, it’s even better
<Froborr> It’s time to bring back FLUTTERGUY
<Frac> Right on the money, per the norm
<Frac> Oh Pinkie
<Froborr> WHY IS PINKIE THE VILLAIN THIS WEEK
<Frac> SHOTS FIRED
<AlicornPriest> All right, I think this episode is already firmly in the “marvelously stupid” category.
<Psirus> Going to Zecora?
<Frac> Always Zecora
<Frac> LOL HOARSE
<Frac> IT’S A PUN
<Froborr> “I am sorry, not even my Magical Negro powers can cure laryngitis instantly. You will need another stereotype to help thee.”
<Psirus> It’s faster to turn Fluttershy into a deep voice than it is to cure laryngitis.
<AlicornPriest> …They totally are! D:
<Psirus> I love it!
<Frac> It’s happening!
<Froborr> Called it!
<Frac> Yup, right on the money
<AlicornPriest> Oh, hey, this plan.
<Froborr> And there’s the Weekend at Bernie’s.
<Frac> What could pooooooooooossibly go wrong?
<Psirus> And lip-syncing too? Devious.
<AlicornPriest> Or “Singing in the Rain.”
<AlicornPriest> This plan, of course, runs under the assumption that Poison Joke works the same every time.
<Froborr> …Yeah, okay, it’smore Singing in the Rain.
<Froborr> Well, no, they’re using it to make a potion, that probably enables more control over the effect.
<Psirus> AJ not impressed with the crazy cat pony.
<Froborr> …IS GRANNY WEARING AJ’S DRESS FROM SIMPLE WAYS!?
<Froborr> Oh no, that’s the cat pony.
<Froborr> Okay, this is pretty great.
<AlicornPriest> So, which one are they gonna do? Pull the curtain or have Big Mac stop lip-syncing?
<Frac> CheeriMac <3
<Froborr> There’s a bone for the CheeriMac shippers.
<Froborr> BARBECUE TIME
<Frac> Flutterguy confirmed better than Big Mac
<Froborr> So yeah, “Singing in the Rain.”
<Psirus> I suspect Pinkie Pie will cause the reveal.
<Froborr> Fluttershy starts to get upset that she’s not getting any credit.
<Psirus> Also: Hey! It’s tomorrow! Isn’t Mac cured yet?
<AlicornPriest> …I will be pleasantly surprised if it switches to that.
<AlicornPriest> Otherwise this is so much fluff.
<Frac> Why does nobody notice the singing barrel?
<Froborr> Fluttershy ina barrell. That’s ADORABLE.
<Psirus> It’s a common occurance?
<Frac> AND A SINGING TUB?
<totient> poison joke wears off?
<Frac> It’s too adorable to seriously critique, but I need to get that off my chest
<Frac> Nice call there
<AlicornPriest> I’m impressed that what’s-his-name (Blu?) can even mimic Fluttershy’s mannerisms!
<Frac> No Fluttershy, you don’t get a solo
<AlicornPriest> Aaaaand there we go.
<Frac> IT’S HAPPENING
<Psirus> Lights! Seize her!
<Froborr> And there’s her PTSD again.
<Frac> And Crying Flutterguy is hilarious
<Frac> This. Fucking This. Love it. All of it.
<AlicornPriest> AJ explaining. Perfect.
<Froborr> Okay, this bit with Applejack is the best.
<AlicornPriest> Pinkie Pie! D:
<AlicornPriest> Pinkie Pie, why are you the worst?
<Frac> Spider Pinkie :D
<Froborr> Spider Pony, Spider Pony, does whatever a Spider Pony does
<Frac> PINKIE’S A BIIIITCH
<Frac> OH PINKIE
<Frac> I LOVE YOU, BUT REALLY
<Psirus> “I have photosensitivity!”
<Frac> Music: is it in you?
<AlicornPriest> Welp, I think that manages to get out of “marvelously stupid.” Maybe it’s even just “marvelous!”
<Frac> Especially this
<Froborr> Okay, this last part.
<Frac> Someone acknowledging you can’t completely change in 22 minutes? BASED AKR
<Psirus> Needs more Fluttershy.
<Froborr> THAT TURNED SO GOOD
<Froborr> But does need more Fluttershy, yes.
<Froborr> EVERYTHING needs more Fluttershy.
<AlicornPriest> “Hiding behind these fears means you’re only hiding from your true self.”
<AlicornPriest> What a great moral.
<Frac> Fluttershy confirmed for Persona 5
<Frac> But yes, great episode