Hello People and Random Bob's Burgers fans, and this is my spoilerific review of "The Equestranauts," the 17th Episode of the 4th Season and...it's a Brony Episode.
Yes people, that's right, it's the Brony-sode of the series as the show took a jab at the My Little Pony fandom and the Brony Subculture. Oh, and look at that, this episode is written by Tina Belcher herself, Dan Mintz.
So the episode begins with Tina watching her favorite show as she getting ready to go to a Pony Convention, her horse Chariot. And...you tell me, you sure this is a parody of My Little Pony, feel like something else? It's like mixture of MLP and Power Rangers...or is it Sailor Moon?
Anyway, Tina is ready to go, Bob don't want to go, so Linda, Gene, and Louise are able to take Tina to the convention. And as Bob talk to Teddy on why he don't want to go to the Pony convention with Tina, and Teddy told Bob why not going to the convention is never a good idea, found out it's not little girls liking Ponies, but older men? Yep, they have nicknames for them, "Equestricles," mainly older men liking the show. And stubble hint, Teddy likes show, which makes him an Equestricle. Oh Glob, why?
For more on this Brony Subculture...go watch Teens React to My Little Pony
So The Belchers, minus Bob enter the Convention and...there's guys...Older Guys. This feels like a pedophile village instead of a Pony Convention. No wonder the show became a meme.
Tina walked on to the one of the stands to buy a saddle for her horse, but damn, $95 for a piece...no thank you. Well, that's one of the things of conventions, stuff gets expansive. Then some Equestricles showed up on Tina and...age difference friendship...with the same experience of the fandom.
They talk about theories and other stuff and the Purple Horse Costume Guy want to trade Tina's horse with another. Fact said, she had that horse since she was 5. So apparently, it's trading away your childhood. So Tina traded her horse away, and she got swindled, rip offed, got played.
So Tina got played and found out that her horse is a rarest of the toy horses anywhere, mainly because it has camel toe.
So the Belchers send out Bob for this mission to retrieve Chariot back to Tina. Speaking of research, it's the return of the Belcher laptop seen from Episode 13 of Season 4, and it's an Apple computer, but no Apple logo, guessing they don't want to be copyrighted. In order to retrieve the missing horse, Tina teaches Bob how to like a Pony show, by watching the entire series and reading comics.
After numerous hours of Pony Talk This, and Pony Talk That, Bob is ready to go. So Tina give Bob the orders to find the guys who took Tina's horse, and with Bob's new knowledge of The Equestranauts, the guys accepted Bob into their group with food, face painting, talking, and a party. Yep, Bob been invited to what I call it, Ponychella. Don't look at me, the episode is on the same weekend as Coachella.
By the time Ponychella rolls around, the guys gave Bob something to drink, found out it's Alcoholic Horse Medicine...who would drink horse medicine?
So Bob drink the Horse Medicine, let's head back later, back at the Belcher household, Tina scrolling through the the comics that she taught Bob and...oh crap, she mistakenly found her erotic fanfiction in the stack, and if Bob even talk about just one stuff from her fanfiction, he's screwed. So Tina asked Linda to head to the convention to get Bob out.
Speaking of Bob, he drank the horse medicine and begins to feel trippy, from the party to a joyride, and all the way to the after party, which is...a bummer.
And I gotta say, the Bob feeling trippy animation is kinda superb, looks incredible. First Person Point of View over Dramatic Camera Close Up, possibly?
So while the gang relax, Bob talks to the head Equestestical about Tina's horse's whereabouts, and he put the toy horse in a safe and that guy...is just plain creepy, licking a horse to immortality, sounds like a cult to me. What, does the Dragon Balls don't work?
Back at the party, Bob is not there, point, Belcher Family. And Louise told the family to follow the flock to where Bob is recently located. Bob spoke fanfiction and the head Equestestical busted him, and now going to get a tramp stamp on him.
And as initiation about to begin, Tina walked in and stop the tramp stamping to Bob and taking about Fandom Equality, that women and men can get along in the same fandom, canon or not. Thanks to that speech, Bob is let go, and the head Equestestical is arrested.
So after Tina got Chariot back, she...is putting Chariot away. Found out that Tina's really growing up, she don't Chariot anymore, showing that she is a Strong, Smart, Sensual Woman. But however, Bob ordered Tina to play with Chariot, as punishment for making him watch The Equestranauts and being stuck in the convention. And that how the episode ends.
What do I think? Well, for a Brony-sode of the series, this a pretty good episode. On one side, you show the comedic reality of the Brony Subculture, even though it's like it took a jab of the MLP fandom. On the other side, end of the episode, Tina is talking fandom equality is hands down, amazing. And showing that Tina is growing up, becoming a woman. Well, we survived the Brony-sode, next week, we're talking poop, whale poop that is! And on Easter Sunday. Tune in next week!
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