The Last Laugh is the 14th Season 9 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.


When Pinkie Pie seeks help from her old friend, the super-silly Cheese Sandwich, in finding her life's purpose, she discovers the unimaginable has happened.

Production timeline

September 5, 2017 An episode titled "That's a Laugh", in which Cheese Sandwich was to return, began development on this date. Listed as #914.
November 10, 2017 Episode retitled "Pinkie and the Chicken Factory" and moved up to #907. It was pushed back to #914 a week later. Premise written by Michael P. and Wil Fox.
February 5, 2018 Outline written. Episode retitled "The Last Laugh".
March 2, 2018 First draft of the script written.
March 16, 2018 Second draft of the script written.
April 2, 2018 Final draft written.
April 19, 2018 Lyrics for "The Last Laugh" song written.
April 27–May 9, 2018 Voice recording in session.
May 7, 2018 Full demo for "The Last Laugh" song composed and performed.
May 10, 2018 Script locked polish.
June 25, 2018 The last of Cheese Sandwich's lines were recorded.
June 27–July 12, 2018 Final unmixed version of "The Last Laugh" song composed and performed.
August 23, 2018 Animatic submitted for review.
January 15, 2019 Client cut submitted for review.
February 21, 2019 Musical score added.
February 26–27, 2019 Final mix of "The Last Laugh" composed and performed.
March 12, 2019 Final revisions made for the episode.


Main characters
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Pinkie Pie
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Cheese Sandwich
Other characters
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Twilight Sparkle
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Rainbow Dash
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Home media

This episode is only available on digital platforms due to Shout! Factory's 10-year licensing rights having been expired as of 2019.

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