The latest episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, “The Last Roundup”, featured a parody of the famous chocolate factory scene from the I Love Lucy episode “Job Switching”. Instead of chocolate, the Ponies are sorting cherries that are coming by on a similar conveyor belt.
Both in I Love Lucy and My Little Pony, the rate at which the items come through on the conveyor belt is too quick, causing them to fail at their task. In the I Love Lucy episode the rate is simply too high to keep up with. In My Little Pony on the other hand, the problem occurs when 3 of the 5 ponies abandon their stations, and Applejack is made to run too quickly out of anger, causing the cherries to come by at too fast a pace.
Clips from the original I Love Lucy episode and the latest My Little Pony episode as well as more screen shots of the scenes are available below for reference.
I Love Lucy chocolate factory clip from the episode “Job Switching”:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cherry sorting clip from the episode “The Last Roundup”:
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