Oh, yes, it’s Ladies’ Night
And the feeling’s right
Oh, yes, it’s Ladies’ Night
Oh, what a night (oh, what a night)

—“Ladies Night” by Kool and the Gang

If it’s the best rollercoaster ever, why is it closing? Anyway, Rainbow Dash wants to ride it before it closes. However, she also has to chaperone for Grannie Smith, Apple Road, Auntie Applesauce, and Goldie Delicious (aka The Gold Horseshoe Gals). Applejack gives Dash a series a things she should not let them do. Hilarity ensues.

Rainbow follows the instructions to the letter—much to everyone’s disappointment. Even when the Gals are selected to be part of Big Bucks’s and Jackpot’s magic act, Rainbow Dash stops the trick and it’s a whammy (in a bad way a la “Press Your Luck”). Once the Gals realize AJ put Dash up to this, everything is forgiven and Dash gets to ride the Wild Blue Yonder thanks to their line jumping pass.

Yes, this was a very silly romp and a very funny one. That’s all the episode is trying to accomplish as the fast pegasus has to watch over what she thinks are slow grannies. The grannies are typically anything but slow and most of the humor (and flirting) in the episode comes from them. The other highlight was how AJ acts as Rainbow’s conscious to get her to act to make sure the Grannies don’t over-exert themselves.

It was just a funny episode and a breather one and works in what it was intended to do.

GRADE: B+

StatManDan

  • Raffaele Lanza

    Would be an overstatement to say that this was Berrow’s best episode to date (at least for me)? I mean, Fluttershy Leans In represented an evolution for Fluttershy’s character, and The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows was such a funny episode, but IMO this episode mixed up the points of strenght of those eps making a funny episode that also develops Rainbow Dash and the grannies of the apple family (geez, I can’t believe the day in which I would have said “man I love these grannies” has come XD), making it my favorite episode written by her. She surely made me forgiving her for having written the most fucked up moment of the S7 (the scene where RD gets kidnapped by Caballeron, without even trying to fly away, that scene alone made Daring Done, Berrow’s weakest episode to date). Speaking of Berrow, she said there was an episode she was very proud and passionated for in S8. If it’s this one I would understand where she came from, but if it isn’t it means there’s another even better episode from her. I really hope it’s the latter.

    Also since we’re back to las pegasus:

    I already posted this music for Viva Las Pegasus two years ago’ but.. it never gets old. :D

  • Graem

    Because nobody else is saying it, I’ll say it. I liked the Golden Girls parallels, even if it was unclear who was the Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty ones. It didn’t strike me that they might be doing that until the Rue McClanahan moment with the one granny using southern charms on the poor boy. Things kicked into high gear when the “older gentlemen” showed up. I actually wish the references were a bit more on-the-nose for once!