Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Settler ponies" and buffaloes in MY LITTLE PONY (new TV series)

I did not know that there is a new My Little Pony television show being aired... 

I watched a segment today, prompted to do so by reader, DV, who told me about a recent episode called "Over a Barrel."


You can see the whole episode on YouTube... This is the second half:



In it, the ponies visit a western town of ponies that have planted apple orchards all around the pony town. The orchards are on the lands belonging to the buffaloes. The ponies did not know the land belonged to the buffaloes.

The buffaloes use that land "for stampeding." It is their "sacred tradition" to stampede. The buffaloes want the ponies to take the trees down.

The ponies say they've worked hard to get those trees planted and growing, and therefore do not want to take them down.

Neither group backs down, so, they have a fight at high noon.

The town ponies are led by a sheriff; the buffaloes have a chief. In the fight, the ponies hit the buffaloes with pies that knock the buffaloes out. The chief is barreling down on the sheriff. He is hit by a pie and everyone thinks he is dead. Sad music plays. But, apple pie filling drizzles down to his mouth, and he wakes up. He loves the pie.

They settle the dispute. The ponies keep the orchard and land. In return, the buffaloes get apple pies and apples.

Sound familiar?

11 comments:

Jim said...

Thanks for the notice. I will share this gross-out.

rebecca said...

OY.

grrlpup said...

oh, man. that's discouraging.
(But thank you for reporting.)

Beverly Slapin said...

Thanks, Deb. This is best viewed (if it must be viewed at all) on an empty stomach. Ugh.

Rob said...

Wow, that's offensive.

delux said...

Supposedly this episode was vetted by an ndn cultural consultant; I would *really* love to know what that process entailed.

equa yona(Big Bear) said...

Of course, in real life, the "buffalo" didn't get apples or apple pie, but pony s*#t.

ian said...

You must have missed the part where the buffaloes were given a path clear-cut from the orchard where they could continue to stampede. It's a hypothetical resolution to cultural dispute in a fantasy setting, teaching children about compromise. Some people will demonize anything.

Kia said...

Some people will justify anything.

Debbie Reese said...

Take a look at the analysis on Sanguinity's LJ:

http://sanguinity.dreamwidth.org/49268.html

Anonymous said...

Ew... Why, just why. *Feels childhood memories getting kicked in the face*
Seriously though, this is good. I mean all my childhood I foolishly belived that I could play and (sometimes) pretend to be a chubby little pink pony when it really should have been a buffalo. Ugh!