My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 1 Episode 8

Look Before You Sleep

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Dec 03, 2010 on The Hub
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Episode Summary

Applejack and Rarity are invited to Twilight's house for her very first slumber party, but the two have trouble getting along due to a big argument they just had.

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  • Out of all the episods so far in the series, this one is my favorite of alltime.

    I must say, out of all the FIM episodes of Season 1, this one is the best of S1 and defanitley the best of the whole entire series. The episode begins with Rarity trimming trees, Applejack convinces Rarity to take the branches down and warns her that a Thunderstorm is coming. Twilight then sees the two of them arguing and leads them inside her library due to the severe rain and thunderstorm. All because of Spike being absent, Twilight insists that they can have a slumber party. Twilight goes through a book on sleepovers and checks off everything. Rarity and Applejack try getting along by doing fun sleepover activities and other stuff alluded to slumber parties which include ghost stories, smores, Truth or Dare and pillow fights. Rarity and Applejack don't get along well throughout these activities, Twilight tries to make things between Applejack and Rarity better, but instead suggest that the two of them get sleep. Applejack and Rarity still continue to argue despite trying to go to bed and Twilight has had it with them not getting along and angrily rebukes them of the constant fighting and not having the ability to get along. Then a tree comes crashing through the window and the ponies need to find a way to get it out of the library so Rarity and Applejack move the tree then they both apologize for the way they acted and make it the end of the episode, Applejack and Rarity are finally able to have some fun instead of fighting over everything, with a game of 20 questions. Twilight then learns that it's possible to get along with people who have differences from you. The episode ends as the sky clears up making it a bright and sunny day. I thought that this was a really great episode with a great moral and many funny moments throughout. I thought it was funny how Rarity and Applejack were fighting over the bed and the way Rarity and Applejack argued was actually funny especially over minor deails and not that irritating to comprehend. All in all a great episode of MLP with a clever moral and many funny moments and the best of the series. 10/10moreless
  • A very hilarious episode for all to enjoy

    Like Dragonshy and The Ticket Master, I consider this episode to be in my top 5 best episodes list and one of the funniest. It starts off with Rarity trimming some tree branches, but Applejack tears them down and tells Rarity that a storm is coming and the branches will cause damage. As the storm is created, tensions rise between Applejack and Rarity to the point they decide to start hurting each other. The storm begins and it leaves both ponies stranded under a park bench. Twilight Sparkle invites the two ponies into her library until the storm passes by. Twilight decides that since Spike is away in Canterlot and that her friends are here, they have a slumber party. Twilight goes through a book on slumber parties and her, Rarity, and Applejack do fun stuff together. They have a pillow fight, do beauty treatments, and do smores. All the while though Rarity and Applejack fight each other in these activities. When it's time for bed Applejack and Rarity fight over the bed and Twilight has had enough and scolds them for their behavior. All of a sudden a tree crashes through a window and now the ponies need to get rid of it. Twilight looks through a book while Rarity is picking up stuff and Applejack tries to move the tree. Applejack pleads with Rarity to help, but she still refuses to. Applejack then apologizes to her for how she acted and pleads for her help. Rarity helps Applejack push the tree out of the way and both ponies save the library. They both then apologize for how they acted and make up. Twilight learns that even friends with two different ways of life can get along and the episode ends with the ponies laughing as the sky clears up. This was a hilarious episode. While most of the Mane 6 and Spike were missing, it's make up for it well. I loved the pillow fight scene out of all the argument scene and the truth or dare one was great as well and I loved the moral of this episode. Overall a great moral for all and hilarity from start to finish, this is a perfect episode.

    FINAL SCORE: 10/10moreless
  • Don't judge a book by it's frilly, polka dot cover. In this case, don't think ponies are for just girls and little kids.

    This show cut no corners with their animation methods, or their star studded writing staff that helped bring classics like, "The Powerpuffgirls", to life. One might think this show is just made to give Hasbro toy sales a boost, but in reality, it is far from that with surprisingly deep character development, fluid and exciting animation, and a talented voice cast. One thing is for sure, I never expected something that came in such a girly package, could be so entertaining and fun.

    This episode has the characters of Applejack, who at heart is a typical tomboy. Rarity who is a girl who is all about vanity, and Twilight who's fun and games innocence has a charm all on it's own. The show excels are creating great visuals and attention to detail in character development. The actor portray their characters perfectly and the character expressions and animations are as cute as they come. Possibly some of the most cute designs I can remember.

    The episode had a fun plot line that goes at a good clip, and even has a good moral message at the end. While the message is overused, they portray unique methods only a pony could go through, but at the same time relate to humans. When it comes down to it though, the story has been done before by others many times. But what makes this unique is how great the animation and characters really are.

    I am greatly impressed by this show, which is sadly on a channel which won't give it the best viewership counts. It has a lot of potential as a show.moreless
  • Applejack and Rarity are stuck at Twilight's house after a severe windstorm so Twilight wanted to throw her first ever slumber party but the problem is that Applejack and Rarity can't get alongmoreless

    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic". It's definitely one of the best of the season. I loved everything about this episode and the story was well executed thanks to the brilliant and creative writers. The plot is about when Applejack and Rarity were arguing with each other, they were gonna go their separate ways until a severe windstorm came. Applejack and Rarity then run to Twilight's house are stuck there until the windstorm is over. This gives Twilight the opportunity to have her first ever slumber party which makes Twilight excited but Applejack and Rarity don't like the idea since they can't get along. Applejack and Rarity fighting and arguing with each other was actually pretty and it's not annoying like most of the best friends fighting episodes. Applejack and Rarity fighting over the bed was pretty humorous as well. I also liked how Applejack and Rarity were working together. Overall, this was an excellent episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" and it was very enjoyable in my opinion. 10/10moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Applejack: I'm mighty sorry, Twilight.
      Twilight Sparkle: It's. . . well, it's not okay! There's a giant tree branch in the middle of my bedroom, and the book doesn't say anything about having a giant tree branch at your slumber party, or at least I haven't found that entry yet. . .

    • Applejack: I'd like to tell y'all the terrifying tale of the prissy ghost who drove everypony crazy with her unnecessary neatness! Oowoowoowoowoowoowoo! I'm sure y'all are familiar with that one.
      Rarity: Never heard of it, but I have a much better one. It's the horrifying story of the messy, inconsiderate ghost who irritated everypony within a hundred miles! Oowoowoowoo!
      Applejack: That's not a real story! You made it up!
      Rarity: It is a ghost story. They're all made up.

    • Twilight Sparkle: Let's see what our next fun, fun, fun thing is, shall we? (checks book) Hmm, what does this mean? "Pillow fight"?
      Rarity: Oh, please. I am not at all interested in participating in something so crude... (gets hit in the face by a pillow) Oh! It. Is. On!

    • Applejack: Whoa, nelly. Is inside a tree really the best place to be in a lightning storm?
      Twilight Sparkle: It is if you have a magical lightning rod protecting your home like I do. Come on in!

    • Rarity: You know, there's "messy", and there's "just plain rude."
      Applejack: You know, there's "fussy", and there's "just plain gettin' on mah nerves!"

  • NOTES (5)


    • Twilight's book, Slumber 101: All You've Ever Wanted to Know About Slumber Parties (But Were Afraid to Ask), is a reference to Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) by David Reuben, M.D.