A real breath of fresh air after the lackluster Season 3 opener. Too Many Pinkie Pies has a lot of great gags worthy of its titular character, with just one, nit-picky oddity.
A great bit of characterization for Rarity, and some awesome bits with Spike make this a super fun ride.
The Showstoppers is the CMC’s first dedicated episode, and is our first true glance at the goals and ambitions of these characters, and we learn a lot about them.
Perhaps too much.
The first true appearance of the CMC, where we get to catcha glimpse of their group dynamic. Also, we get to see more of Fluttershy, but, unfortunately, her appearances begin to feel a bit repetitive at this point, which is made even worse when you consider this episode was a great opportunity to take her development in a different direction.
This episode is fantastic. It has nearly everything that makes a great FiM episode. Not to mention it expands on both Rainbow Dash and Rarity in a significant fashion.
Feeling Pinkie Keen is an episode that is a lot of fun, with some great back and forth between Pinkie and Twilight. Unfortunately, the moral of the episode was handled in a way that made it easy to misinterpret, and as a result, hampers the strengths of this episode.
Brilliant character development, a direct AND a subtle moral, an incredible song, and drop dead stunning vocal performances?
Yeah, this episode has it all.