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Cider and a Show by SubjectNumber2394 Cider and a Show by SubjectNumber2394
There wasn't really that much material to work with this episode, and most of the ideas I had were taken in the first 24 hours! This one is a more 'What if' comic featuring Trixie and the Flim Flam brothers!

I actually felt bad for the Flim Flam brothers, they were running a legitimate business and won the competition fairly. Also that song was catchy as hell! If they had used the good cider afterwards or quickly made a fresh batch they would have been fine. Yeah they had there moments of being 'normal badguy routine', but these were few and far between. I guess I really like their character more than anything.


Also, we need Trixie back!


Edit: Some people have raised some points against the Flim Flam brothers, I thought I should clarify my views. Ultimatly I liked them as villans because they didn't do the typical 'bad guy stuff' that so many villans do these days. Gilda pushed ponies around, Trixie was full of herself, the Flim Flam brothers? They were in it for the business, to sell cider to very clear and easy market. At the end they couldn't sell anymore cider and left Ponyville.

As for the bet, YES they started making cider which wasn't drinkable, but think about this: They tried to sell that cider afterwards and were genuinely surprised when the customers didn't like it. While they probably realised it wasn't as good as the filtered cider, they still expected it to taste like cider, which was completely within the rules of the competition. Now while they might not be completely innocent, I still don't think they're 'bad' ponies, they just come off as the bad guys because they went up against our favourite farming family.


MLP:FIM belongs to Hasbro.
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:iconmidnight2819:
Midnight2819 3 days ago  New member
Lol
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pokemonlegend999 Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Crazy Pinkamena WHERE MAH CIDER!?
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:icondusknoir64:
ummmm, trixe, a little suggestion ponies generally don't like it when you tie up their mayor. Just saying.
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BDDPPP Dec 15, 2013  Student
XD look at the angry pony mob.
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truecere Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nooooooo! you beat me to it! noo!
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:iconskunkplush:
Also that episode was a complete mathematics fail X3
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Shojo-Skip Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're so naive to look up to the Flim Flam guys.  They used their jaunty tune as a technique to manipulate customers into buying their brand of cider - like Harold Hill in "The Music Man".
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:iconsteampunkphoenix:
Except that the Flim Flam brothers were actually able to back up their claim (for a while) AND were engaged in a legitimate business transaction. Harold Hill was planning on skipping town after everyone payed and didn't actually know how to play any instruments.
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