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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: “Pinkie Pie Party” DVD Review
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Jan. 22, 2013 12:01 a.m.

First of all, “Pinkie Pie Party” is fun to say. Truly. Go

ahead, say it. See? Now say it in the voice of a rich older woman on a

plantation in Georgia: “I declare we shall have a Pinkie Pie Party and invite

all the important members of society.” It’s great fun. And now you’re probably

in a good enough mood for the newest My

Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
DVD, “Pinkie Pie Party.”

This DVD features five episodes from the television

program, each episode focusing on the character Pinkie Pie. At the end of each

episode either Twilight or Pinkie Pie writes a letter to Princess Celestia, in

which she clearly spells out the lesson or moral children (and adults) should

take away from it.

Here is a brief run-down of the episodes in this


“Feeling Pinkie


In the first episode, Pinkie Pie makes a series of

predictions based on various twitches she has. The first indicates that

something is about to fall from the sky. Twilight tells her it’s not going to

rain, and then immediately a frog falls on her (like on William H. Macy in Magnolia). Is it a coincidence? Everyone

believes in Pinkie Pie’s ability to predict, everyone except Twilight. Pinkie Pie tells

her, “You don’t believe because you don’t

.” So Twilight hooks her up to some 1950s science fiction

laboratory equipment, so that science can help her understand. But then the

only thing that twitches is her tummy, and, as she says, that indicates she’s

hungry. Later when Twilight is in trouble and needs to jump across a chasm to

escape from a hydra, Pinkie tells her, “You

have to take a leap of faith
.” Twilight becomes a believer. She says, “Just because I don’t understand doesn’t mean

it’s not true
.”  She’s been converted.

It’s hard to get around the strong Christian tones in this episode.

“Party Of One”

Pinkie Pie invites everyone to a party for her

alligator’s birthday, and does it in song. By the last invitation, she is

exhausted. Everyone has fun at the party. Twilight says they should do it again

soon, so the next day Pinkie Pie throws another party. But it’s too soon, and

everyone gives her an excuse for not making it. Pinkie Pie begins to suspect

something, and spies on other ponies, seeing they’re not doing what they said

they were going to do. And Pinkie Pie goes a little mad. Hey, it can happen to

the best of us. By the way, the alligator makes me laugh every time it’s shown.

“Baby Cakes”

Twin ponies are born (one a unicorn, the other a Pegasus),

and Pinkie Pie wants to celebrate immediately. The parents need a babysitter,

and though Pinkie Pie volunteers, they ignore her. For though she clearly loves

playing with the babies, she seems to know nothing of the responsibilities

involved in taking care of them. But no one else is available, so… The babies

cry, and Pinkie Pie immediately doesn’t know what to do. She says, “These babies just won’t listen to reason.

And don’t even get me started on their taste in stand-up comedy
.” I love

the bit where she’s searching for the Pegasus and discovers it walking on the

ceiling. Pinkie writes this episode’s letter to Princess Celestia: “Being a care-giver is way more

responsibility than just being a playmate

“A Friend In Deed”

Pinkie Pie goes about making all the ponies smile, and

singing a song about it. Soon everyone is singing about smiling. A sad donkey

named Cranky Doodle Donkey moves in, and Pinkie can’t get him to smile. And

this confuses her (her mental checklist is really funny – “Introduce myself, check. Sing random song out of nowhere, check…”)

Pinkie writes to Celestia: “There are

many different kinds of friends, and many ways to express friendship

“Too Many Pinkie


Pinkie Pie freaks out because she might be missing fun

things happening in various places. She has so many friends and she doesn’t

want to miss anything fun that any of them might be doing. So she goes to a

magic pool and makes a double of herself. But they still miss stuff, so they

create two more duplicates. And then… Well, you read the episode’s title.

Bonus Features

The DVD has two bonus features. The first is “Smile,

Smile, Smile!” Sing-Along, which is the scene when Pinkie Pie sings about

making her friends smile, but with the lyrics on the screen for kids to follow


The second bonus feature is “Pinkie Pie Party Kit,” and

this feature works only on computers.

My Little Pony:

Friendship Is Magic: Pinkie Pie Party
is scheduled to be released on

January 29, 2013 through Shout! Factory Kids. By the way, when you pop in the DVD,

there is an advertisement for the previous DVD, Royal Pony Wedding, which was released in August of


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