MLP Liveblog Chat Thingy: "Filli Vanilli"

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!

[13:54] <AlicornPriest> So, what are people expecting of this ep?
[13:54] <totient> ty
[13:55] <Frac> Holy crap, almost forgot about this
[13:55] <Froborr> Well, lip synching, obviously.
[13:55] <Psirus> Juvenile ponies and vanilla-flavored foodstuffs.
[13:56] <Froborr> I read the episode description, so… Fluttershy-centric?
[13:56] <Frac> Quite
[13:57] <AlicornPriest> I haven’t, so I’m just hoping Milli Vanilli doesn’t actually show up. >_>
[13:57] <AlicornPriest> Whoever that is.
[13:58] <Frac> I’m assuming we all just start the video right as the clock hits 2?
[13:59] <Psirus> I was assuming an in-chat countdown.
[13:59] <Froborr> Yep.
[13:59] <Froborr> 1 minutes by my count.
[13:59] <Froborr> ….1 minute
[13:59] <Froborr> Blarg, sleep deprivation make brain go foom
[13:59] <AlicornPriest> All right, T-10.
[14:00] <Froborr> go
[14:00] <Frac> I’ve been meaning to join you guys, but I’m either out of the house, occupied, or I just plain forget
[14:00] <AlicornPriest> Here we go!
[14:00] <AlicornPriest> Is that a jackalope? :D
[14:00] <Froborr> JACKELOPE
[14:00] <Frac> Ingram has been a god this season
[14:00] <Froborr> That’s just awesome
[14:00] <AlicornPriest> I feel like I’m in a disney movie. :P
[14:00] <Frac> Seconding that
[14:00] <Froborr> The animation in musical numbers has been amazing this season too
[14:01] <Psirus> No Fluttershy! You’re making all those animals incapable of gathering their own food in the wild now!
[14:01] <totient> …and we aren’t even past the opening credits yet
[14:01] <Froborr> Yeah, was that the first musical number in the cold open?
[14:01] <Froborr> I think it was.
[14:01] <AlicornPriest> Besides MMC, obviously.
[14:01] <AlicornPriest> …Oh, you meant this season. nm
[14:01] <Froborr> Oh, right, forgot that.
[14:01] <Frac> Didn’t Pinkie Pride start out that way?
[14:02] <Froborr> No, I meant ever, and I forgot a bunch apparently.
[14:02] <AlicornPriest> Was that Twilight’s dad?
[14:02] <Psirus> Big Mac is a singer!?
[14:02] <Frac> Hell yeah!
[14:02] <Froborr> In a barbershop quartet? I could see that.
[14:03] <AlicornPriest> Pinkie? wat r u doin? Pinkie, stahp.
[14:03] <Froborr> “Ah, but I’m so good at it!”
[14:03] <Psirus> “I have stage fright.” “Uh, yeah. Ah could’a told ya that, sugarcube.”
[14:04] <Frac> News at 11
[14:04] <AlicornPriest> Yes, Rarity being totally cool about FS not singing!
[14:04] <AlicornPriest> :O
[14:04] <AlicornPriest> :OOO
[14:04] <Frac> Hey, you can’t force Flutters out of her shell
[14:04] <Froborr> BIG MAC SINGING
[14:04] <Frac> YES
[14:04] <Frac> IT’S GLORIOUS
[14:04] <Psirus> I approve.
[14:05] <Frac> And once again, I can’t gauge how Rarity crazed Spike is
[14:05] <Froborr> *sigh* Die in a fire Spike.
[14:05] <totient> yay foreshadowing
[14:05] <AlicornPriest> If the lady singer gets hurt or something, I swear…
[14:06] <totient> and in 3… 2… 1…
[14:06] <Froborr> No, BIG MAC is hurt.
[14:06] <Frac> And here we go
[14:06] <Psirus> Big Mac hurt his voice talking so much.
[14:06] <Frac> Oh, it’s even better
[14:06] <Froborr> It’s time to bring back FLUTTERGUY
[14:06] <Frac> Right on the money, per the norm
[14:07] <AlicornPriest> Turkeycon.
[14:07] <Frac> Oh Pinkie
[14:07] <Froborr> WHY IS PINKIE THE VILLAIN THIS WEEK
[14:07] <Frac> SHOTS FIRED
[14:08] <AlicornPriest> All right, I think this episode is already firmly in the “marvelously stupid” category.
[14:08] <Psirus> Going to Zecora?
[14:08] <Frac> Always Zecora
[14:08] <Frac> LOL HOARSE
[14:08] <Frac> IT’S A PUN
[14:08] <Froborr> “I am sorry, not even my Magical Negro powers can cure laryngitis instantly. You will need another stereotype to help thee.”
[14:08] <Psirus> It’s faster to turn Fluttershy into a deep voice than it is to cure laryngitis.
[14:08] <AlicornPriest> …They totally are! D:
[14:08] <totient> YES
[14:09] <Psirus> I love it!
[14:09] <Frac> It’s happening!
[14:09] <Froborr> Called it!
[14:09] <Frac> Yup, right on the money
[14:09] <AlicornPriest> Oh, hey, this plan.
[14:09] <Froborr> And there’s the Weekend at Bernie’s.
[14:09] <Frac> What could pooooooooooossibly go wrong?
[14:09] <Psirus> And lip-syncing too? Devious.
[14:10] <AlicornPriest> Or “Singing in the Rain.”
[14:10] <AlicornPriest> This plan, of course, runs under the assumption that Poison Joke works the same every time.
[14:10] <Froborr> …Yeah, okay, it’smore Singing in the Rain.
[14:10] <Froborr> Well, no, they’re using it to make a potion, that probably enables more control over the effect.
[14:10] <Psirus> AJ not impressed with the crazy cat pony.
[14:10] <Froborr> …IS GRANNY WEARING AJ’S DRESS FROM SIMPLE WAYS!?
[14:11] <Froborr> Oh no, that’s the cat pony.
[14:11] <Froborr> Okay, this is pretty great.
[14:11] <AlicornPriest> So, which one are they gonna do? Pull the curtain or have Big Mac stop lip-syncing?
[14:12] <Frac> CheeriMac <3
[14:12] <Froborr> There’s a bone for the CheeriMac shippers.
[14:12] <Froborr> BARBECUE TIME
[14:12] <Frac> Flutterguy confirmed better than Big Mac
[14:13] <Froborr> So yeah, “Singing in the Rain.”
[14:13] <Psirus> I suspect Pinkie Pie will cause the reveal.
[14:14] <Froborr> Fluttershy starts to get upset that she’s not getting any credit.
[14:14] <Psirus> Also: Hey! It’s tomorrow! Isn’t Mac cured yet?
[14:14] <AlicornPriest> …I will be pleasantly surprised if it switches to that.
[14:14] <AlicornPriest> Otherwise this is so much fluff.
[14:15] <Frac> Why does nobody notice the singing barrel?
[14:15] <Froborr> Fluttershy ina  barrell. That’s ADORABLE.
[14:15] <Psirus> It’s a common occurance?
[14:15] <Frac> AND A SINGING TUB?
[14:15] <totient> poison joke wears off?
[14:15] <Frac> It’s too adorable to seriously critique, but I need to get that off my chest
[14:15] <Frac> Nice call there
[14:16] <AlicornPriest> I’m impressed that what’s-his-name (Blu?) can even mimic Fluttershy’s mannerisms!
[14:16] <Frac> No Fluttershy, you don’t get a solo
[14:16] <AlicornPriest> Aaaaand there we go.
[14:16] <Frac> IT’S HAPPENING
[14:17] <Psirus> Lights! Seize her!
[14:17] <Froborr> And there’s her PTSD again.
[14:17] <Frac> And Crying Flutterguy is hilarious
[14:17] <Frac> This. Fucking This. Love it. All of it.
[14:17] <AlicornPriest> AJ explaining. Perfect.
[14:17] <Froborr> Okay, this bit with Applejack is the best.
[14:17] <AlicornPriest> Pinkie Pie! D:
[14:18] <AlicornPriest> Pinkie Pie, why are you the worst?
[14:18] <Frac> Spider Pinkie :D
[14:18] <Froborr> Spider Pony, Spider Pony, does whatever a Spider Pony does
[14:18] <Froborr> PINKIE
[14:18] <Froborr> STAHP
[14:18] <Frac> PINKIE’S A BIIIITCH
[14:18] <Frac> OH PINKIE
[14:18] <Frac> I LOVE YOU, BUT REALLY
[14:19] <Psirus> “I have photosensitivity!”
[14:20] <Frac> Music: is it in you?
[14:20] <AlicornPriest> Welp, I think that manages to get out of “marvelously stupid.” Maybe it’s even just “marvelous!”
[14:21] <Frac> Indeed
[14:21] <Frac> Especially this
[14:21] <Froborr> Okay, this last part.
[14:21] <Froborr> YES
[14:21] <Frac> Someone acknowledging you can’t completely change in 22 minutes? BASED AKR
[14:21] <totient> ^
[14:21] <Psirus> Needs more Fluttershy.
[14:21] <Froborr> THAT TURNED SO GOOD
[14:21] <Froborr> But does need more Fluttershy, yes.
[14:22] <Froborr> EVERYTHING needs more Fluttershy.
[14:22] <AlicornPriest> “Hiding behind these fears means you’re only hiding from your true self.”

[14:22] <AlicornPriest> What a great moral.

[14:22] <Frac> Fluttershy confirmed for Persona 5
[14:22] <Frac> But yes, great episode
[14:22] <Froborr> lol

3 thoughts on “MLP Liveblog Chat Thingy: "Filli Vanilli"

  1. They definitely hit this one out of the park. My favorite part is Rarity's role–she is automatically understanding and supportive of Fluttershy and puts what Fluttershy wants ahead of what she wants without thinking about it (which is what a friend should do when dealing with a friend stepping far out of their comfort zone for you). She is basically exactly what her character should be and exactly what a lot of the less well-written episodes (such as last week's) don't make her.

    Once Fluttershy says she has stage fright she says “Well you're really good, but it's your choice” and does not even ask her again once the plot starts demanding it–it's Zecora who suggests the solution and Fluttershy agrees over Rarity's protests that she doesn't need to, and once the first performance she tries to avoid any others until Fluttershy makes it clear she wants to continue. At which point she goes along with it as far as Fluttershy wants to tkae it. Whether Rarity wants to do those extra shows or not doesn't even come into it because what her friend wants is more important right now.

    Also note Big Mac's role. He is clearly uncomfortable with doing this, getting moreso with each performance, but he offers no protest. I got the impression that his attitude was “she's only going to get to do this once, might as well suck it up and let her have her fun.”

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