December 6, 2014

[Deconstruction is Magic] My Little Pony, episode 21 "Over a Barrel"

"Instead, we get a huge western standoff where the horrific history of land feuds between Natives and settlers is reduced to a comical pie fight as the town comes to battle with their apple-packed baked goods. It’s incredibly embarrassing that they thought this was the right way to portray a story that actually happened countless times in history, and turn full on slaughters into pies to the face. Even going so far as to have a dramatic moment where Chief Thunderhooves is hit in the face and goes down, and all his people are staring in shock at his fallen form. Until he actually tastes the pie on his face and yay he’s happy and everyone gets along."

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