For a moment she's genuinely too shocked to do anything. Too bad it didn't work out though. Grand Pear: It's what's best. In fact, you could even be forgiven for at first thinking it's about to fall into an old cliche one encounters in many children's animated programs where a family feud or rivalry between two people that is largely played for laughs in the given show or episode stems from something really petty or silly even. In the last flashback, on the night before the Pear family moves away, Bright Mac organizes a secret wedding ceremony at the edge of Sweet Apple Acres, with Burnt Oak and Chiffon Swirl as witnesses and Mayor Mare as the officiant. Unfortunately, some time later, Grand Pear tells Pear Butter that they're moving away to Vanhoover not only to expand their family's pear business but also to get away from the Apple family.
After some discussion, they then set out to ask Goldie Delicious, the Apple family historian, about the cause of the apple feud, and in the process learn a little about their parents, an Apple and a Pear who fell in love despite their family differences. However, this is a criticism which I don't feel as strongly about as when I wrote this review. I know you're not here for firewood. It's still a little incomplete at the moment, but I'm working on that. Young Mayor Mare: I think that's my cue. We see a few small moments where they're starting to get together, then a song abbreviates their growing relationship, and then one small gesture represents its peak right before Pear Butter's father, Grand Pear, announces his intention to move to Vanhoover. This is the true heart and soul of this episode, the idea that so many wonderful, beautiful, extraordinary things that you never even imagined or thought possible can stem from even the simplest love if its strength and pureness are immeasurable.
When the Apple siblings ask for more details about their mother, Burnt Oak suggests that they talk to , who was friends with Pear Butter when they were young. Grand Pear tells Pear Butter she has to stay with her family. So sure that I'd marry you today. Goldie Delicious simply points out that her cutie mark, a jar of fruit preserves, could easily be read as either a jar of apple butter or pear butter. You're the only one who makes it all worthwhile. Burnt Oak: Come to ask about your dad? Furthermore, a ball of her cats rolls out and away. He's probably thought for years about what he'd say to them in this moment, but he couldn't have fathomed how hard it really would be.
We know they are gone, but their love story is so much more important. Anytime Big Mac and I ever asked Granny about the feud or the Pears, she'd get so upset she couldn't talk. Long ago, Sweet Apple Acres was located directly next to the Pear family's pear farm, but the Apple and Pear families were constantly at odds with each other over who were the better farmers, especially Granny Smith and Grand Pear. Grand Pear and Granny Smith discovered the marriage, and Grand Pear insisted that Pear Butter leave with her family. Those are our parents' names! He couldn't have known that the last words he'd said to his daughter would be words said in anger. Keep up the good work, and I know you'll make even the lamest ideas work, so please don't let the fans, young and old, down. Cake used to be their mother's best friend.
At the age of 8-12, would you have most likely asked your parents how they fell in love or got married? Apple Bloom: Welcome to Ponyville! They learn about their love, how strong it was, ways they take after their parents they didn't know about that played a part in their own story, how their parents love and devotion to one another left such a positive impact on their family and the friends their parents had in life. Or is it an exit? How did we not know?! That still doesn't stop him from smiling and winking at Buttercup. A lot of the episode's emotional beats are found in the main story between the Apple parents, namely their father Bright Mac and their mother Pear Butter. About their grandfather, and what he did, the terrible, terrible mistake he made. Applebloom enters her kitchen to see Big Macintosh and Applejack cooking apple fritter pancakes for breakfast for dinner.
While Granny showed compassion and took Pear Butter in, Grand Pear disowned her on the spot and moved with the rest of the Pears the next day to Vanhoover. Applebloom asks if the real reason he moved back to Ponyville wasnt for a change of pace, but because he was sorry and wanted to get to know his grandkids. Young Granny Smith: Pears are just what happens when you ain't no good at farmin' apples. To those responsible for making it, thank you again. Pear Butter: What do you want me to do, Bright Mac? Granny Smith, having witnessed Pear Butter's heartbreak, warms up to her new daughter-in-law.
Pear Butter: Are you makin' me choose? Back to the positives; the continuity is perhaps at its strongest in the flashbacks, from Luna's face on the moon, to the Mayor having pink hair and keeping track of the records of Ponyville, to an implication that, if Hard to Say Anything is. Do they grow to become leaders in all of pony society who everypony else looks up to? A secret union Bright Mac fights for the mare he loves. First time a review of anything outside Schindler's List has ever had that effect. Epilogue In present day, the Apple siblings are shocked by everything they've heard, and they decide to confront both of their grandparents over this matter. Describing it like that, this all sounds very pedestrian, and I can understand why.
We've seen this throughout the show, the wonderful thing that the Apple Family is for both Ponyville and across all of Equestria, and we now know what an important part in that family that Bright McIntosh and Pear Butter played. Grand Pear: Glad you like it. In another flashback, Pear Butter helps Mrs. By believing in it and each other so strongly that it could not be denied. Everything that the Apples are in this show, especially their children, is a testament to who they were and how they lived their lives.
Young Granny Smith: Come and get your apples! Even if I were to watch this, seeing all of this toxic destructive behavior born from pettiness and pride resulting in very real emotional and long lasting harm would likely piss me off in ways that has not happened since One Bad Apple. Really got me in tears when I first saw it! And so, already tragedy emerges in the Apple and Pear Family Feud, with such a bitter, ugly element added to the thing which both families love so much: their work. Those are our parents' names! The flashback structure of the episode is entertaining in its own right, as it allows the show to deepen secondary characters and make its world feel more lived in. Since Discord has never hosted a tea party before, he needs to figure out what would be best for his guest. While it was originally intended as a giveaway of the impostor's true identity, this episode now makes it look like Applejack is now okay with eating Pears. Hello everypony, I am here to review the best episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that I have ever seen. Mom and Dad left us somethin' to remember them by.
Yes, the apple and pear trees are twisted together in a symbolic representation of their everlasting love, but how come none of the Apple's ever noticed or mentioned it until now? Sometimes you can put into words what other people may not be able to, and it's nice getting to put that to good use when I can. Which is why she's so shocked when Grand Pear disowns Pear Butter. Pears are just what happens when you ain't no good at farmin' apples. Retrieved on 2017 February 18. We're told he has a famous shop in Vanhoover, but this does not appear to be a businessman in his prime.