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|The De-Stress Ball; Mad Props|
|Season episode №:||12|
|Overall episode №:||38|
|Original airdate:||May 15, 2021
|Written by:||Greg Levine (The De-stress Ball)|
Dave Horwitz (Mad Props)
|Storyboard:||Jamie Kerr, Adeola Lawal, & Estrela Lourenço|
|credits • transcript • gallery • allusions|
animation errors • statistics • speculation
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In The De-Stress Ball, Applejack gets a bad case of stage fright the night before the big show.
In Mad Props, the Mane Six are baffled when their stage props become enchanted with strange magic on the night of the play.
On April 18, 2021, this episode was released on a Polish VOD service called Player. It also aired on April 18, 2021, on Tiny Pop in the United Kingdom.
The De-Stress Ball
On the day before the Mane Six's stage play for Ponyville Play Day, the ponies finish their final dress rehearsal. Most of the ponies are excited for the show, but Applejack is overcome with stage fright. Rarity invites her and the rest of their friends to her house for a "de-stress ball" to relax and relieve themselves of their stress. At Rarity's house, she offers her friends treats and various relaxation techniques, and she has also invited relaxation guru Chamomilia to help them.
Chamomilia leads the Mane Six in deep-breathing exercises and visualization therapy, but her relaxation methods only result in the ponies getting more stressed. By the time Chamomilia leaves, all of the Mane Six now have stage fright, but Applejack is less stressed out because she is not alone in her stress. She decides the only way for them to get over their stage fright is to just go on stage the following night and put on the best performance they can together.
The night of the Mane Six's stage play finally arrives, and the ponies are ready to perform for a packed theater. As the play gets underway, however, strange things start to happen, such as the stage lights malfunctioning during Rarity and Fluttershy's scene and Applejack's headwear magically transforming. Luckily, the ponies are able to improvise around these mishaps without breaking character.
As the play progresses, stage props start to randomly disappear in the middle of the ponies' scenes, but they are able to improvise around this as well. In the final scene, all the props that disappeared merge together to form a living, fire-breathing monster, and the Mane Six work together to defeat it. Despite all these unexpected and unexplainable mishaps, the Mane Six's play is a great success. As the ponies take a bow, Discord lurks menacingly from behind the curtains.
- For more quotes, see the episode's transcript.
The De-Stress Ball
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