My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 2 Episode 14

The Last Roundup

2
Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Jan 21, 2012 on The Hub
9.0
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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Applejack heads off to Canterlot to represent Ponyville in the annual rodeo. A week later, her friends receive a letter from Applejack, saying that she is not coming home. Twilight and the others set off in search of their friend to figure out why she doesn't want to return to Ponyville.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • 2nd round of episode edits un-necessary IMO

    7.5
    I guess I kinda understand the editing of Rainbow's line from "Now, careful, DERPY!" to "Now... careful," and altering Derpy's voice, but altering the tones of Rainbow saying "Don't want to do any more damage than you've already done" and sarcastically saying "Yeah, it's a mystery" in response to Derpy's "I just don't know what went wrong!"? Really?



    Still a solid episode.
  • At long last, an Applejack episode

    9.0
    I'm certainly glad that this season of FiM has started to focus on other characters, and that we finally have an Applejack episode. Our episode begins with Applejack preparing for a rodeo in Canterlot and is given a sendoff by Ponyville. During the sendoff, Derpy Hooves accidentally destroys part of Town Hall and Applejack vows to win and get the prize money. A while later at Sweet Apple Acres, a mailstallion comes by with a message that states Applejack is not coming home and will send the money to Ponyville. Twilight Sparkle and the others are alarmed by this turn of events and go forward to find their friend. At the Canterlot Rodeo Stadium, none of the ponies know where Applejack is, but one did see her head out to the desert. Twilight and the others head west and end up in a town where they meet Applejack. She refuses to tell though why she won't come home and tells them she's working at a cherry factory. Determined to get the truth, Applejack's friends join the factory and try to get answers from her, but it all fails. Rainbow Dash however states she has an idea to get Applejack to spill the beans. Later that day, Applejack is cherry bucking some cherries when Pinkie Pie comes in and talks her ears off. Rainbow states the only way Pinkie will stop is if Applejack tells the others what's wrong. Applejack decides to tell them at breakfast and Pinkie Swears that she will. The next day however, Applejack is discovered to be gone and it infuriates Pinkie that she broke a promise. A chase scene ensues with Applejack being hunted by the others. During the chase, Pinkie tries to talk to Applejack about breaking her promise and accidentally jumps on Rarity, and knocks both of them out of the cart. At one point, Applejack seems to have lost her friends, when suddenly Rainbow and Fluttershy jump over and catch up to her. Applejack tries to run, but is instantly tackled by Rainbow, and out come a bunch of medals from her saddlebag. Defeated, Applejack caves in and tells her friends that she failed to win at all. She won second, third, and even fourth place, but not first and not the money needed to fix Town Hall, and feels like a failure for letting Ponyville down. Twilight and the others ensure Applejack she's no failure and that they'll find a way to fix the Town Hall. Feeling comforted, Applejack heads home and learns that you shouldn't run from your problems and there's no shame in not coming first. Our episode ends with Rarity and Pinkie using a train cart to get home, with Rarity vowing vengeance. This was an excellent episode for Applejack. While it doesn't top Applebuck Season, this was still awesome, and there were a lot of great moments. The conveyor belt scene was like I Love Lucy, Pinkie Pie going demonic over the promise was hilarious, and I loved that Derpy talked. I only wish that Spike was in this episode and that Rainbow wasn't loyal to Rarity or Pinkie and left them behind. All in all, a wonderful episode and one of the very best.



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  • Remember the promise you made

    10
    If a female version of Jolly Jumper from Lucky Luke got her own episode that must be it.



    So far so good is the adorkable Applejack in every season 2 episode so far, and well deserved.



    I waited for this episode since Christmas Eve and it was all worth since I'm an Applejack fan.



    Yes, both Derpy Hooves and Applejack better than before. Derpy gets some word as we see more of Applejack's weak sides.



    We see that Applejack has her breakdowns too, we see her other side than working like in Sisterhooves Social and she learns it's dangerous not to keep a promise.



    Applejack is starring in a rodeo, but off screen. So will she win the blue ribbon and a load of money? Be sure to watch this episode as this might lead to other upcoming episodes.



    There is something for everypony and there is chases, Derpy and I Love Lucy references.



    On the positive side lot of action, feel good and drama.



    But on the negative side the episode could had been a two part, no rodeo is shown and I still want a song from Applejack.



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  • Applejack doesn't come home so the other ponies go to Counterlot to find her

    10
    Applejack heads off to Canterlot to represent Ponyville in the annual rodeo. But then a week later, her friends recieve a letter from Applejack, saying that she is not coming home. Now Twilight and the others set off in search of their friend to figure out why she doesn't want to return to Ponyville. I loved this episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic". It is BY FAR one of the the best Season 2 episodes that I have ever seen. There were so many parts in this episode that literally made me laugh so hard. Pinkie Pie was so cute in this episode and she proves why I just love her. Fluttershy was also very cute as well. Anyways, the parts that did make me laugh very hard were Pinkie Pie throughout the entire episode such as when she keeps asking Applejack questions just to make her spill beans and more, the very ending of the episode with Pinkie Pie and Rarity going back home and then Pinkie Pie keeps saying "Cherry or Cherrychunga? Cherry or Cherrychunga?" and then Rarity says "I'm gonna get Rainbow Dash when we get back (that was hilarious), Pinkie Pie "startling" Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy trying to put those cherries in the basket but Applejack was running so fast that they couldn't do it, and many more. Oh my gosh, you also gotta crack up at the part when Pinkie Pie gets furious at Applejack because she broke a "Pinkie" promise. It was just such a terrific and all-around magnificent episode plus the fact that it was HILARIOUS. The storyline was well written and very well crafted with tons of humor to laugh at. I also enjoyed the ponies chasing after Applejack near the end of the episode which was funny and exciting at the same time. Applejack also finally "spilling the beans" on why she didn't come back to Ponyville was very good also and the reason was because she didn't win the prize money to fix the hole on that roof and didn't want to look like a failure. You just gotta watch this episode, it is definitely a MUST-SEE and it's the one of the greatest and funniest episodes that I have ever seen... I was very impressed and it's now one of my new favorites. Overall, a perfectly well written and well crafted episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic". 10/10moreless
Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain

Derpy

Guest Star

Cathy Weseluck

Cathy Weseluck

Mail Pony

Guest Star

Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain

Granny Smith

Recurring Role

Michelle Creber

Michelle Creber

Apple Bloom

Recurring Role

Cathy Weseluck

Cathy Weseluck

The Mayor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The pony who owns the cherry orchard that Applejack is working at is named Cherry Jubilee, which was also the name of a pony from the G1 toyline and was also a co-star in the original My Little Pony TV show.

    • The four colts pulling Applejack's cart during the big chase scene are the same ones that were pulling the train in "Over A Barrel".

    • "Pinkie Promises" were previously seen in "Green Isn't Your Color".

    • Derpy cameo: She is seen accidentally destroying the town hall at the beginning of the episode. This is also the first episode where we see her talk.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Pinkie Pie: Raritycatchme- (jumps into moving cart)
      Rarity: Wah?! Pinkie! (screams and is knocked out of the cart by Pinkie Pie)
      Twilight Sparkle: Rainbow, go back!
      Rainbow Dash: No time! They knew what they were getting into.

    • Twilight: I don't care what she says. Applejack's not telling us something.
      Rainbow Dash: Twilight's right. We gotta get her to spill the beans.
      Pinkie Pie: What?! She had beans? Ugh, I told her I was snacky!

    • Mayor: I want to thank Applejack in advance, for generously offering up her prize money to fix town hall!
      Derpy: Yeah, Applejack! Woohoo! (falls over)

    • Pinkie Pie: Speech! Speech!
      Applejack: Aww shucks, I'm not much for speeches.
      Pinkie Pie: ...alright then, no speech!

    • Cherry Jubilee: So, when I heard Applejack was looking for a change of scenery, I snapped her up quick as I could and brought her to Dodge Junction! Well, I'll let you catch up with your friends. See you back at the ranch! (leaves)
      Rainbow Dash: Change of scenery? What's that supposed to mean?
      Applejack: It's no big deal, guys. I thought cherries would be a nice change from apples, so I took the job and came here. That's it. End of story.
      Pinkie Pie: That's it? Well, that's a terrible story.

    • Granny Smith: Our little bushel just lost one apple...
      Big Macintosh: (cries manly tears)

    • Pinkie Pie: (to Applejack as she's leaving) And drink sarsaparilla! (everypony stares) What? It gives you extra sass!

    • Pinkie Pie: (angrily) Applejack! (in a demonic voice) YOU PINKIE PROMISED!!!

    • Pinkie Pie: I like funny words! One of my favorite funny words is "kumquat"! I didn't make that one up, I would work in a kumquat orchard just so I could say "kumquat" all day! Kumquat! Kumquat! Kumquat!

    • Pinkie Pie: Have you ever had a cherry-changa? Ooh, sorry! That was a question.
      Applejack: That kind of question is fine, Pinkie. No, I never had a cherry-changa.
      Pinkie Pie: Well, no wonder, because I made it up myself! A cherry-changa is mashed up cherries in a tortilla that's deep-fried! Cherry-changa, great name, huh? Oh, but maybe I should call it a chimi-cherry....ooh, that's good too! Which do you think sounds better, cherry-changa or chimi-cherry? Or what if I combined them? Chimi-cherry-changa? Ah, what sounds the funniest?

    • Pinkie Pie: Nopony breaks a Pinkie promise!

    • Everypony: (trying to surprise Applejack) Surprise!
      Pinkie Pie: Surprise! (realizes she's late) Shoot!
      Mailpony: Wow! This is the best surprise ever! How did you know it was my birthday?

    • Rainbow Dash: I hope this lead doesn't turn out to be a dead end. I don't want to go home empty hooved after promising we'd find her.
      Fluttershy: I don't know how we'll break it to the Apple family.
      Twilight Sparkle: I don't know how we'll break it to Ponyville.
      Pinkie Pie: (uncomfortably) I don't know how I'll make it to the next stop!

    • Rainbow Dash: Now, careful, Derpy! Don't want to do anymore damage than you've already done! (town hall destroyed)
      Derpy: I just don't know what went wrong! (bouncing on thundercloud)
      Rainbow Dash: Yeah, it's a mystery.

    • Fluttershy: Applejack, we can always find a way to fix that hole in the roof. But if you don't come back, we'll never be able to fix the hole in our hearts.
      Rainbow Dash: (Crying) Darn it! Now you've got me acting all sappy.

    • Rarity: (to Applejack) Is it because you were insulted when I insulted your hair?

  • NOTES (5)

    • Tabitha St. Germain, the actress who provided Derpy's voice in this episode, claimed that she gave Derpy a rough voice because she thought Derpy was a male pony.

    • There was a lot of controversy going on over how Derpy was portrayed in this episode. Some people claimed that her name, her wonky eyes and the way she talked was offensive to mentally challenged people. This episode was soon taken off of iTunes so some editing could be done. Derpy's voice had changed, her eyes were straight and the part where Rainbow Dash says her name was edited out.

    • Friendship Report: Applejack learned that while it is easy to be proud of coming in first, there is no reason to hide when you don't. She also learned that you can't run away from your problems.

    • This episode revolves around Applejack.

    • For the first time, Derpy appears as more than a background character and her name is spoken. She also talks for the first time.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • The music playing during the opening sequence sounds similar to the theme music to the Western TV show, Bonanza.

    • The town that Applejack is staying at, Dodge Junction, is a reference to Dodge City, a city in Kansas that is famous for its role in the wild frontier of the old west.

    • The scene where the conveyor belt at the cherry farm goes too fast is a reference to the chocolate factory scene from the show, I Love Lucy.

    • Rainbow Dash asks Applejack if she saw "Wild Bill Hicclop" and "Calamity Mane" at the rodeo. These two names are parodies of real-life western figures Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

    • The train conductor says, "All aboard who's coming aboard," which is a parody of the saying, "All's ashore that's going ashore."

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