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My Little Pony “Sleepless In Ponyville” Recap

20120519 - My Little Pony- Friendship Is Magic...

20120519 – My Little Pony- Friendship Is Magic – Rainbow Dash – believe – rejected version – B3 – (by Clint) (Photo credit: Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL))

As River Song would say “Spoilers, sweetie.”

So, today’s My Little Pony starts out with Scootaloo dashing through Ponyville only to get a compliment from her idol Rainbow Dash and her concentration thus broken, she falls in a hay stack.

Today’s episode focuses on Scootaloo, our favorite junior and slightly flightless pegasus.

Of course Scootaloo is excited about this and tells Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom and wants Rainbow Dash to become her big sister, so they convince Rarity and RD to come along. Of course, Rarity being Rarity, she brings along everything but the kitchen sink. After all, she hates camping so she brought along things like a two story tent.

Of course, as the sun goes down, it’s time for some scary stories. . .

Scootaloo loves to pretend that she’s not scared, but, of course, she is, and despite not wanting Scootaloo to snore, Rainbow Dash snores pretty loudly. Now, of course, Scootaloo gets chased by the Old Pony who is looking for her rusty horseshoe, and we even manage to catch a glimpse of Princess Luna…

“What’s that noise?” Apparently they are moving on to the next campsite, and, of course, Rarity is bringing everything but the kitchen sink and poor Sweetie Belle is on cart duty. Scootaloo falls asleep while driving her scooter and ends up back with the group asleep on a bush. She then volunteers to help Rarity and Sweetie Belle and ends up pulling the cart. Scootaloo gets scared, can barely find firewood…and tries to tell a wonderful story centering around rainbows and…a scene that sounds like it came out of Happy Pony Land in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.

Rainbow Dash tells another scary story…this time about the Headless Horse, and in trying to get away from sleep, Scootaloo suggests a song…only to have Sweetie Belle sing really badly. Of course, the Headless Horse nightmare shows up…

Ah, Princess Luna shows up. It turns out that Princess Luna’s realm is not just the night, but dreams, and she talks to Scootaloo about facing her fears. Poor Scootaloo gets frightened by Rainbow Dash’s snoring, runs from the cave and ends up in the creak and going over a waterfall only to be saved by Rainbow Dash. Now she must face the fact that she’s scared of Rainbow Dash not finding her cool and strong. It turns out that Rainbow Dash was scared by the stories too. The sweetest scene is when RD holds Scootaloo up in the air while flying.

Hm…so it seems like not only has Scootaloo finally gotten a big sister, of sorts. We still don’t know about her own family, though. It is nice to know that Princess Luna’s duties do not just cover raising the moon, but also guiding ponies through their dreams.

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