Brotherhooves Social is the 18th Season 5 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and the 17th to premiere on Discovery Family. This episode takes place simultaneously with Made in Manehattan.

Synopsis

When Applejack is called away and has to miss participating in the Sisterhooves Social with Apple Bloom, Big Mac decides to fill in for her.

Production

January 24, 2014 Began development as "Changing of the Guard". In this episode, Twilight originally had the main role and the Mane Six was also involved in it. Premise written by M.A. Larson.
April 1, 2014 Premise revised. Only Twilight and Applejack were now featured.
May 1, 2014 Outline written. Rarity was written back in.
May 12, 2014 Outline revised. Pinkie Pie takes Rarity's place.
May 20, 2014 Beatsheet written. The episode is now a completely different story with Big McIntosh taking the lead role, with Applejack being the only member of the Mane Six appearing.
June 23, 2014 First draft of the script written. Rainbow Dash is written back in. Episode titled "Brotherhooves Social" and listed as #518.
July 21, 2014 Second draft of the script written.
July 31, 2014 Polish draft written.
August 6, 2014 Script approved. Piano demo for "Sisterhood" composed and performed.
August 12–18, 2014 Full demos for "Sisterhood" composed and performed.
August 13, 2014 Final draft.
September 3–October 23, 2014 Voice recording in session.
September 18, 2014 Final mix of "Sisterhood" composed and performed.
February 17, 2015 Animatic submitted for review.
August 5, 2015 Client cut of animated episode submitted for review.
August 28, 2015 Musical score added.
September 23, 2015 Completed production.

Characters

This episode features the following characters:

Main characters
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Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo
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Applejack
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Rainbow Dash
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Big McIntosh

Home media

DVDs with this episode:

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Friends and Family
(June 7, 2016)
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Season Five
(July 12, 2016)
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