This episode starts out with Pinkie Pie throwing a birthday party for her pet alligator, Gummy. The day after, she decides to throw an after-birthday party for Gummy, but the rest of the Mane 6 decline her invitation, with each of them coming up with what is at best a vague excuse.
Pinkie deduces, with some reassurance from Spike who had to play along, that her friends no longer want her to be part of the group, which leaves her dejected. Rainbow Dash stops by and drags her to Sweet Apple Acres, where her friends have thrown her a surprise party for her own birthday, making her feel herself again.
She ends up trading the Alison magic for the safety of her friends and Discord, earning her the final key to unlock the chest at the Tree of Harmony and stop Tire. In this episode, the recently-appointed Princess of Friendship, Twilight Sparkle, realizes that she treated her Canter lot friends poorly and sets out to make amends.
This episode is the first part of the season four finale where the Mane 6, and the audience, is introduced to Tire, a centaur who escaped from Tartarus and is draining ponies of their magic. Princesses Celestial, Luna, and Cadence enlist the Mane 6 to stop Tire with the help of Discord and a magical chest at the base of the Tree of Harmony.
On their mission to unlock the chest, all the Mane 6 except for Twilight face challenges involving their friendship element and are given a key. Toward the end of the episode, Discord betrays the ponies and joins forces with Tire for the sake of power.
Like Celestial before her, she runs the School for Gifted Unicorns and has a student, Luster Dawn, who, like Twilight at the very beginning of the series, does not see the point of friendship and feels it gets in the way of her studies. Twilight tells her the story of her friends helping her with her coronation as Princess of Equestrian and how a lot of things went wrong that day.
In spite of the many pitfalls, the group decides to remain in touch and establish the Council of Friendship to rule Equestrian together. From this story, Luster Dawn learns of the value of friendship and Twilight sends her to Montville to make friends there.
This episode is the second part of the season two finale in which Twilight Sparkle's brother Shining Armor is getting married to her old babysitter, Princess Cadence. Applejack and their siblings learn the story through other ponies who were acquainted with their parents, such as Goldie Delicious, Mrs. Cake, and Mayor Mare.
When she is not writing she enjoys reading, playing the trombone, and performing comedy at various venues in the Salt Lake area. Flutter shy must overcome her fears to stop a dragon from filling Montville with smoke.
During Montville's annual outdoor spring cleanup, Twilight Sparkle struggles to find a way she can pitch in. When Rarity's dressmaking instincts are overruled by her friends' esoteric specifications, the ridiculous results threaten to ruin her prospects with a famous fashion designer.
Pinky Pie takes her friends' apparent avoidance of her personally to a manic degree. Twilight Sparkle and her friends finally attend the Grand Galloping Gala, which disastrously doesn't live up to their expectations.
Discord escapes his imprisonment, steals the Elements of Harmony and sows dissension among Twilight's friends to prevent their recovery. Finding that the recovered Elements are powerless with her friends magically corrupted by Discord, Twilight Sparkle must rediscover the truth of her friendship to regain hope.
Twilight panics when she can't find a lesson about friendship for her weekly letter to the princess. It's Nightmare Night in Montville, and Princess Luna decides to pay a visit, determined to change her public image for the better.
An upcoming “Sisters” celebration gives her an opportunity to bond with Rarity. When Rainbow Dash is stuck in the hospital, she discovers the joys of reading, but tries to hide her new hobby from her friends for fear of being an “egghead” herself.
Flutter shy struggles to overcome her fear of public humiliation, so she can help Rainbow Dash and the other Vegas create a tornado powerful enough to lift the water required for the rainy season in the cloud-producing city of Clouds dale. Twilight Sparkle is confused by her conflicting feelings when she finds out her brother, Shining Armor, is marrying Princess Celestial's niece, Cadence.
Shining Armor and Princess Cadence are set to be married, but Twilight Sparkle has just discovered a dark secret about the bride to be. Rainbow Dash tells scary campfire stories, which give Scrotal nightmares, but Scrotal doesn't want to tell anyone about her bad dreams for fear of being made fun of.
A party planner named Cheese Sandwich is hired to plan the party for Rainbow Dash's “birth-aversary,” leaving Pinkie Pie feeling rejected. When Pinkie introduces her visiting sister, the others find they can't relate to that sibling's completely different personality.
Celestial orders Discord to hunt down a villain who escaped from Tartarus, giving Twilight a chance to open the chest from the Tree of Harmony. The Princesses transmit their remaining power into Twilight as a last ditch effort to save Equestrian.
Twilight Sparkle and friends follow a map to a pseudo-Utopian village where the inhabitants have given up their cutie marks. At first glance, the ponies of this village seem happy, but when the Mane Six investigate further, they realize that the village leader Starlight Glimmer has a sinister view of friendship and individuality.
Stripped of their cutie marks and held prisoner, the Mane 6 must find a way to thwart their conformist enemy. Discord tries not to be jealous when Flutter shy brings a different friend to the Grand Galloping Gala.
Conflicting ideas ensue when Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie arrive in the city of Griffon stone. After reminiscing about her Canter lot days, Twilight realizes that she left for Montville without really saying goodbye to her old friends, and tries to reconnect and re-open friendships lost.
Starlight Glimmer relishes her role as school counselor and encourages the students to come to her anytime about anything, but she becomes overwhelmed and learns a lesson. If you don’t know me, I’m an avid My Littleton : Friendship is Magic fan.
I was skeptical at first, however, once I actually watched it, I realized it was an empowering story featuring a multitude of characters where everyone had some representation. Creator Lauren Faust not only improved upon the preexisting material, but she created something new for everyone.
What may even be the most important part is the show hit both the female and male demographic, proving that a show doesn’t have to be gender-specific for a group of people to enjoy it. The Cutie Mark Crusaders embark on a journey throughout Montville, determined to learn how their mentors, Flutter shy, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and Rarity, all got their cutie marks.
It’s also on of the first episodes to dive into the Mane 6’s past, making it a must-see considering it is continually referenced throughout the rest of My Littleton. The Film Flag brothers head to Montville with this monstrous cider making machine in order to take all the cider business from the Apple family.
These two end up making the whole Apple clan dig in and work together to keep their farm and business. The brothers were so popular that they brought them back for another episode of their wacky scams in season 4.
Rarity goes all out for her friends, preparing ball gowns for everyone in honor of the upcoming Grand Galloping Gala. Rarity works herself to the bone making these gowns every bit of what her friends want, sacrificing her originality and some sanity too.
Flutter shy is a gentle soul which is why Princess Celestial taps her when she wants to reform Discord. When the other ponies want to use the Elements of Harmony against Discord to turn him back into stone, Flutter shy maintains his redemption is possible.
Twilight Sparkle appears to herself 3 days in the past in a crazed effort to warn her. But she can’t get it out because past Twilight is obsessed with why she’s disheveled, how she can time travel, just what is going on.
This episode is classic Twilight; she’s intelligent, but also so headstrong that she creates the inevitable instead of avoiding it. She holds a multi-event competition, testing all possible pets from an eagle to a flamingo.
Her hardcore personality won’t accept anything less than the best, but she’s caught unaware when the least obvious competitor wins out. While Pinkie has some great episodes throughout the series, this one wins out for being the one where she meets her match: Cheese Sandwich (played by the glorious Weird Al Markovic).
It takes a lesson in jealousy and acceptance for Pinkie to finally befriend what was at first her adversary. While Twilight just wants a girls' day with her sister-in-law, Princess Cadence, Discord is busy spreading the exasperation in Montville with his “blue flu.” His constant tormenting of the Mane 6 eventually ends up ruining Twilight’s day, but she does get the better end of the stick in the end, so it’s not all bad for Twilight.
One of the most eventful and enjoyable episodes to date, this one focuses on all of Montville readying themselves for a wedding, with the Mane 6 off fighting a Bugbear in the background. We see favorite B, C, and D characters get up in front of a change, truly proving that there’s a story for everyone.
This is your chance to hear certain ponies speak for the first time (Time turner or Dr. Hooves), catch returns of characters that have been forgotten (Steven Magnet), and reconnect with the world around the Mane 6. When you think of Spike centric episodes, this one doesn’t usually come to mind, because it really does feature the Mane 6 as well.
However, when Spike’s comic book takes the seven of them inside its world, he’s forced to take the position of sidekick (one he previously hated) and realize it's just as important as any other hero role.