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Wander Over Yonder 221 – The Sick Day, The Sky Guy Episode Guide

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221 – “The Sick Day, The Sky Guy”

Written by: Noelle Stevenson; Francisco Angones, Amy Higgins
When Wander gets sick, he depends on Sylvia to take on his many duties; Wander discovers a new species.

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Steven Universe 305 – Hit the Diamond Episode Guide

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305 – “Hit the Diamond”

Written by: Joe Johnston, Jeff Liu
Steven and the Gems engage in an old fashioned game of baseball.

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Steven Universe 304 – Barn Mates Episode Guide

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304 – “Barn Mates”

Written by: Hilary Florido, Lauren Zuke
Steven helps two friends get along at the barn.

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MLP Review: “Spice Up Your Life”

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The map is fixed again courtesy of Starlight and Twilight and it sends Rarity and Pinkie Pie to Canterlot to help a father (Coriander Comin) and daughter (Saffron Masala) with their struggling restaurant. It’s an Indian-type restaurant that’s unlike the rest of the restaurants of Restaurant Row. In other words, the food is much tastier and the atmosphere is not at all stodgy.

There is tension between Coriander and Saffron as the stress of keeping the restaurant afloat is getting to them. Rarity works with the former to make the restaurant more like the others in order to woo restaurant critic Zesty Gourmand, whose three hooves rating is a marketing chip on Restaurant Row. Pinkie and Saffron go out on the street to advertise their food—and only net two ponies from Whinnyapolis. (Writer’s Note:  I was at MLP-MSP for a screening of the episode and the Whinnyapolis ponies got massive cheers.)

However, the attempts to woo Zesty are a total disaster and it’s back to Square One. Things turn around when Saffron fixes her Dad a dish that makes them reminisce about how they just wanted to cook their food to ponies. Rarity and Pinkie switch roles and Rarity attracts customers to the Tasty Treat while Pinkie restores the original decor. This time, the Grand Re-Reopening is a success despite Zesty’s objections. Rarity and Pinkie respond by telling her that she’s not one to tell other ponies what to think just because she thinks things should go a certain way. It inspires others on the Row to start making food the way they want to instead of how Zesty feels they should.

With that it’s friendship mission accomplished and we go into the midseason break.

This was a nice way to go into the break as it’s been 16 episodes since the last map episode. Rarity (mostly) and Pinkie were on song again and we got interesting new characters in Coriander and Saffron. The song is one of the better ones in the first half of the season as well. I say mostly with Rarity because her initial advice on helping the Tasty Treat was to adjust the decor to be like the other restaurant on the Row. Maybe that’s Rarity basing things on how Zesty critiques, but that’s in conflict with “Canterlot Boutique” when Rarity insisted on uniqueness for her designs. In the grand scheme of things, that’s a minor flaw though in what was a great episode.

You can’t help but feel that we’re in for something extraordinary for the remaining 14 episodes of Season Six—especially since the map is back in order.

Pluses and Minuses:

  • +  Rarity and Pinkie dynamic
  • +  Interesting new characters
  • +  Song
  • –  Initial advice from Rarity is in conflict from her beliefs from earlier episode.

GRADE:  A-

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My Little Pony 613 – Spice Up Your Life Episode Guide

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613 – “Spice Up Your Life”

Written by: Michael Vogel
Pinkie Pie and Rarity discover a father and daughter struggling to keep their family restaurant open, which is cause tension in their relationship

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Littlest Pet Shop 425 & 426 – Littlest Pet Street Episode Guide

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425 & 426 – “Littlest Pet Street”

Written by: Guy Toubes; David Shayne
Blythe is able to get viral video star Felina Meow to appear at Littlest Pet Street’s Grand Opening, but she and the pets have to fly to her island home to pick her up for her appearance.; While Mrs. Twombly is desperate to get everything ready for the grand opening of Littlest Pet Street, Blythe, Roger and the pets try desperately to get off the island.

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Ratings Report: SU, LPS, MLP, and WoY

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Steven Universe concluded the “In Too Deep” arc with an estimated viewership of 1.552 million viewers for “Hit the Diamond” last Thursday on Cartoon Network. For the five episode of the “In Too Deep” arc, the average was 1.542 million per episode. Next up tonight, is “Steven Floats” for the US audience at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Cartoon Network as it was already shown in France on May 22nd.

Littlest Pet Shop concluded its four-year run with 204,000 estimated viewers for Part 1 and 163,000 for Part 2 of “Littlest Pet Street.” The 204K was the highest mark since the Season Four premier episodes. The Season Four average concludes with 142,923 per episode. The Season Three average was 152,500.

MLP hit a bit of a low, last Saturday. “Flutter Brutter” drew an estimated 177,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That puts the Season Six average at 252,455 after 11 episodes. Next up is “Spice Up Your Life” before the summer break at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Wander Over Yonder went up from its low from the previous week. The pairing of “The Search for Captain Tim” and “The Heebie Jeebies” drew an estimated 230,000 viewers last Monday on Disney XD. The Season Two average now stands at 421,300 with five episodes to go. Next up is “The Sick Day” and “The Sky Guy” on Monday at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Disney XD.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Salem and Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as measured by Nielsen Media Research.

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