Two years ago today, the 100th episode of a beloved animated series made its television debut.
“Slice of Life” is the 9th episode of the fifth season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and the 100th episode of the series overall. Written by M.A. Larson, it first aired on June 13th, 2015.
Unlike most of the episodes of the series, “Slice of Life” focuses on characters who have typically minor to no speaking roles, which are sometimes called “background ponies.” These include characters like Lyra Heartstrings and Bon-Bon (aka Sweetie Drops), DJ-Pon3 and Octavia Melody and even ones who were named by fans like Derpy Hooves (officially now called “Muffins”) and Steven Magnet.
The story of the episode involves these and other characters trying to plan the wedding of Cranky Doodle Donkey and Matilda while the “Mane” characters battle a bugbear. But, this time, the mane character’s story is relegated to the background.