[source] 816 - “Friendship University” Written by: Chris "Doc" Wyatt, Kevin Burke "When Twilight discovers there's another school of friendship, she and Rarity go to investigate and are shocked to… (More)
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Good News Everybody. Announced today via an exclusive by The Hollywood Reporter, Star vs. The Forces of Evil will return in the summer for Season 3, and was also renewed for a 4th season. Milo Murphy’s Law was also renewed for a second season. Here is a tidbit from the article:
Star vs. The Forces of Evil, from creator and executive producer Daron Nefcy, returns for its third season in the summer.
The showfollows Star Butterfly (Sher), a fiercely awesome teen princess from another dimension,as she navigates high school, embarks on dimension-hopping adventures across the multiverse and battles arch-nemesis Ludo and his monstrous forces of evil alongside her best friend Marco Diaz.
Thevoice cast includes Sher as Star Butterfly, Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Ludo and Adam McArthur (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Marco. Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Star and Marco’s Guide to Mastering Every Dimension, a hardcover book based on the series and written by the series’ supervising producer Dominic Bisignano and Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will be released by Disney Press on March 7.
Disney XD said that the two series reached more 100 million consumer views combined during 2016 across Disney XD’s linear, digital, social and global platforms. Both shows air daily on Disney XD.
In the B-plot, Blythe is writing a short story based on how her parents met as teenagers from her Mom’s journal. That leads to the A-plot about Miss Ocular Gushers Penny Ling and her curiosity about a red panda visitor named Scarletta and wanting to be tough like her. Penny Ling is being tired of the perception that she’s the “cute and sensitive” one. To prove it, she accepts Scarletta’s offer to go to a meeting of the Tough Panda Club in the park.
Meanwhile, Roger, in his deep cleaning day, accidentally turns on Blythe’s screen to the part of the short story where “R” wants to run off with “B” to be together. Of course, Roger jumps to the conclusion that the “B” is Blythe and is goofier than usual and becomes George Jetson in Jetsons episodes centering around Judy Jetson and a boy.
Blythe follows Penny Ling to the park, but for obvious reasons, cannot tell her Dad why she is going to the park, which is what Roger fears is to run off with secret boyfriend “R”. Penny Ling arrives at the rendezvous point, but there is no meeting. Scarletta just assumed that since Penny Ling is a panda, she wanted to see how tough she could be. Of course, Blythe tells a following Roger that the “R” is him and the “B” is Betty—Blyhte’s Mom.
It feels like the nice aside story to what will be the series finale, next Saturday. And, that’s all there is too it apart from addressing Penny Ling’s ocular gushers. Other than that, there’s really not much into this episode.
Discovery Family has a press release that goes into more detail for two episodes of Friendship is Magic that are airing in June, as well as the season finale for Littlest Pet Shop. In addition to this news is that the second episode of Friendship is Magic airing in June will be the mid-season finale of season 6, meaning a mid-season hiatus will take place during the summer. Check out the synopses after the break.
April 17, 2016, 8:00 pm EDTLittlest Pet ShopComments Off on LPS Review: “It’s A Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy World”
It’s morning at the day camp and everybody’s happy, happy, joy, joy happy, happy, happy, happy—except Sunil. He didn’t sleep well, he’s out of his favorite cereal, and his favorite pillow is at the cleaners. Meanwhile, a gopher who’s just like Rebound from Pound Puppies (because it is Rebound’s VA Brooke Goldner) named Peachy comes to the day camp. She tells Sunil that if he wants to find true happiness, he should go to the “Big Smile” in town. So Sunil takes to the tubes and the rest of the pets follow and get split up.
Meanwhile, Blythe is with Josh and her Mom’s journal while volunteering in a clean-up. Blythe gets closer to Josh, but ends up losing her journal in the process as it goes on several rides in the B-plot.
Since Vinnie easily loses Sunil, the remaining pets spilt off in teams of two. Minka and Vinnie go to the “Hipster” part of town and commandeer an RC Car colliding with a squirrel who used the journal as a skateboard. Russell and Pepper go to the East Side and take to the air on a pigeon—who just had the journal. Zoe and Penny Ling go to Diamond Hill and turn a wagon into a rickshaw. Meanwhile, Sunil goes through town and eventually finds the “Big Smile” in the form of a billboard. The journal gets there because of a traveling rat. The pets all meet up as well in various ways. The get the journal to Blythe distraught as losing the journal. She and Josh do try to retrace their steps, but we don’t see Josh after that scene (about the only thing wrong with the episode).
Blythe gets her journal back, Sunil is happy, there’s a group hug, and that’s the episode.
This was a very funny episode. The cold open did well with the classy leaky faucet at the start for Sunil and then the setup followed along. We really don’t see much of Peachy, but she does play an important role in the A-plot. Of course, we get different pair-ups this time and all three worked to good degree. Overall, this was a very nice episode and a much better effort than last week.
Pluses and Minuses:
+ The different pairings this time around.
+ Blythe getting closer with Josh
– Josh abruptly dropped towards the end of the episode.
Let’s cut to the chase. The A-plot is that Blythe and Zoe are going to help train Eliza’s dog Leah Rose to win the Upper Crust Pure-Bred Dog Show. A show that Zoe is barred from because her breed was deemed “too wild.” Predictable, Zoe has the resolve of an over-competitive flag football player harboring memories of being cut from the varsity football team. The problem with Leah Rose is that she is not interested in winning the competition, in fact she wants to throw it. More on that later.
The B-plot is Wiggles the alligator returning to the day camp, and he is now a self-help specialist—also with predictable results. You have the trust gag as only Sunil and Vinnie can perform it, Pepper and Penny Ling establishing the art of going second, and Minka going ape trying to manifest the want of wanting a banana. Russell is of course skeptical and we get the truth is that Wiggles was using the self-help book to help with talking to a girl alligator at his camp. Cue the pets telling Wiggles to just be himself.
Back to the A-plot, we learn why Leah Rose doesn’t want to go through with the show, she is not a pure-bred Landingham-Pekinese. She is a mixed-breed and is worried that Eliza might disown her if she found out. The judges and Eliza do find out after Leah Rose does go ahead with the show, but Eliza is Ok with her dog. Indeed, they create a new mixed-breed category for her.
So two stories about being yourself. The B-plot worked it a bit better than the A-plot. The A-plot lost focus a bit as it seemed like it would turn into a Zoe to win through training exercise. Blythe would certainly win for being duped into doing dog tricks by Zoe. However, the A-plot dragged a bit. The B-plot had its moments, but it couldn’t carry the entire episode. Nine episodes to go.
In this episode, it’s the return of “Super Sunil” from the episode of the same name. Actually, not this time. This time, Vinnie is the “Lizard of Legend”—LOL for short. Sunil is “The Sidekick to be Named Later” since “Mangoose” doesn’t work. Anyway, they are going to be models for Blythe’s stand featuring her line of pet cosplay called “Pawsplay” at a convention called “Zapper-Con”. Blythe is hoping to raise money for scotter repairs. That’s our A-plot. The B-plot is a grasshopper named Master Hop (Sam Vincent) has arrived for some zen, but won’t get any since Minka wishes to be his student in order to be more “focused”.
Master Hop does see someone he does want to teach in Russell, who is playing the role of a Brony fan who is upset with a sudden change with his favorite character in the show for which the convention devoted to (“Agents of Zap”), so he’ll read his Seasons One and Two comics instead. Russell eventually accepts on the condition he teaches Minka as well. One parody of “The Best Around” later, mission accomplished.
Back at the A-plot. Vinnie gets tired to modeling and wanders off. Sunil tries the Hansel and Gretel trail trick to lead back to Blythe’s booth, but the belly-button fuzz (which has never come up before) blows away. Meanwhile, the Biskits are at the convention hoping to get an action figure of Baron Lizardowitz (who bears a striking resemblance to Vinnie). Instead, they find an out-cold Vinnie from Sunil’s accidental “fingerpoke of doom”. However, the temptation of auction is too much for the Biskits and they put Vinnie up for auction with everyone thinking it’s a mint-condition action figure.
Blythe is willing to sacrifice her scooter repair fund to get Vinnie back, but Brittany then bids $10,000 to win it. That is, until “Super Sunil” saves the day with permanent marker on Vinnie’s suit, drastically devaluing Vinnie and voiding the previous bidding. Blythe gets Vinnie back for $1 and the Biskits will give their Dad bronze statues of themselves.
The B-plot does everything basic and does well there. The A-plot has some laughs, but lacks a bit of focus towards the end with the auction and humans being short-sighted for the sake of the story. Plus, it is me, or is everyone taking a shot at BronyCon nowadays. Following such shows as Bob’s Burgers and Wander Over Yonder, why not? Again, a good episode that needed a tad more focus with the A-plot.