So, I've decided that just as my final contribution to the April Fool's Forum skin I'd actually sit and watch a G1 cartoon. I choose this one. Here's my running commentary...
0:54 Somebody lie to me and tell me that this "Twilight" climbing the hill wasn't the inspiration scene for FiM's "Twilight" climbing the hill in "Winter Wrap-Up".
1:15 There's absolutely no way I'll be able to watch the rest of this without hearing FiM's Rainbow Dash as G1's Firefly...
1:47 I'm not into shipping, but I'd pay cash money...possibly sell some internal organs, to see this scene among any of the FiM main cast.
2:12 "And by 'special' I mean probably work in the service industry."
2:20-3:20 Well, that was...rather more disturbing than I had been lead to believe.
3:52 Unspeakable hidden beating horror...now in a convenient carry-on bag!
4:42 Hyo-Muns! No! No I say!
5:55 "Everybody else though thinks you're useless deadweight."
6:02 I skip ahead to 7:25
7:34 In the medieval period lead oxide was used to make red paint. If it faded to pink that means it's gotten old, and has probably started to flake off. That means that the moat is now an industrial brown-site and somebody should stop Ember from eating the paint chips.
7:42 "Wonderful! You've brought us some kind of hideous monster from beyond the gates of our world! My gawd, two legs! I'll have nightmares for weeks!"
8:00 Yeah, big help she was...
8:22 Okay! Here it comes! The Sonic Rain Boom!...awwww...
8:25 Huh...that was...interesting. Chivalric!
8:51 Firefly: "I know, right!? With that upright walking stance, those two legs...it's horrific...Ooops, I mean..."
9:05 Meanwhile, at Wayne Manor!
9:12 Looks like a re-used "He-Man" Castle Greyskull interior shot.
9:20-10:19 Holy crap, this is a lot more disturbing than was originally indicated!
10:20 The what lives where?!
10:30 O.S.H.A. in-compliant bridge is in-compliant.
10:50 Good job Meghan! And then they drowned...The End.
11:01 I skip to 12:10
12:20 Someday our cell-phones will be this small...we will lose them constantly.
12:23 Why does it look like their physical existence causes them un-ending pain?
12:35 "...the Paths of the Dead always, wait..."
12:40 "Wow, usually we have to eat them first before the colored lights begin."
12:55 "Stumble around in the dark for all eternity? I already have a Liberal Arts degree!"
13:08 "Rainbow of Darkness? Don't you need light to even make a rainb..."
"RAINBOW Of DARKNESS!"
"If you say so..."
13:24 "Vaguely competent help?"
13:24 So...every rainbow, ever?
13:34 Does the over-alls wearing rabbit ever get named, cause if not I'm calling him Angel from now on out of habit.
13:45 I was going to skip ahead, but the opportunity to see what the interior of a magic gnome's fungus filled abode looks like was far too tempting.
15:48 I can't tell you how many times I've done that.
16:02 "The Unblinking Eye!"
16:16 The sea ponies take one look at that deep dark rapids, laugh, and swim off...
16:39 "He frickin' hates that, funny to watch though!"
16:50 Stealth obviously not a prominent G1 trait.
16:57 Somebody needs to make me a diagram of how he's sitting in that chair.
17:04 Tirac: "No, I will not stop using the echo effect! It makes me sound sinister!"
17:05 Scorpan begins wondering if there's villain slots available on Thundercats.
18:25 I'm in favor of this heel/face turn.
19:05 This is the part where I admit this is more awesome than was first indicated.
19:17 At any point in his plummet did Scorpan think, "Wow, perhaps I should flap my wings?"
20:12 "I...have...the...power!" *Copyright Infringement Lawsuit*
20:35 So, if that's the Rainbow of Darkness, and the other is the Rainbow of Light, are we seeing...A Double Rainbow!
20:46 Okay, yeah...slightly more epic than indicated.
20:59 Then again...
21:16 "And a lot less awesome in human form...horrible monsters, oops, I mean..."
21:25 And ever shall you be...that is your curse and blessing!
21:31 And then she drowned...The End.
Well, yes, better than expected.
FiM is still, at bare minimum, 20% cooler though.