Does anyone else remember the episode of Friendship is Magic with the Flim Flam Brothers? It was the episode "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" (episode 15) from the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
I'm just going to skip how I acquired the scratched version of the episode. Why the heck do you need to know? It's better if you don't. You could say it is a sole digital copy.
Anyways, I managed to acquire an early version of the episode from early January of this year (2012). This version of the episode was scratched due to disturbing content (nothing else was in the description.)
The episode begins as usual. The episode opens with a shot of Fluttershy sleeping. She is soon awoken by Rainbow Dash, who drags her to Sweet Apple Acres in order to be there early for the opening day of cider season. As usual, Dash complains that Pinkie Pie is always first in line and always buys an unfairly large amount of cider, and says that this time she intends to beat Pinkie to the head of the line.
As they arrive, they see the massive crowd of ponies camping out to get cider and Dash worries that there won't be enough for her. They meet up with Pinkie Pie, who is once again first in line.
Applejack announces that cider season is open and begins to serve draught apple cider to ponies individually as they come down the queue. Pinkie Pie buys a whole tray full instead of the usual one mug that the other ponies received. As the serving goes on, the barrels of cider left decrease, and Fluttershy, who is just one place in front of Rainbow Dash, gets the last glass of cider for the day. Extremely upset by this, Rainbow Dash and the other ponies who didn't get cider begin to complain. However, the animation of the ponies are more detailed than the usual "happy" animation in most Lauren Faust cartoons.
Rainbow Dash and the unserved ponies had hyper-realistic eyes. Yes, I know it sounds cliche but it fucking happened. Keep reading. Rainbow Dash's voice didn't sound like the kind of voice acting Ashleigh Ball (her voice actor) would perform. It sounded more angry, more depressing, and more forlorn. Applejack and Granny Smith explain that there will be more cider tomorrow, and that the family recipe is made with love and care and can't be rushed. Still frustrated, Rainbow Dash screams out "This is bullshit!" She then proceeded to leave the area. The crowd, now suddenly losing their detailed eyes, grows worrisome for the multicolored Pegasus.
Amidst the chaos, the Flim Flam brothers arrive in their large vehicle, which they later reveal to be named the "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000". They kick off a long musical number as soon as they arrive, and sing about their production of cider. Managing to entice the entire crowd into joining in their song, they quickly make themselves popular.
They use this popularity to their advantage. With Ponyville's citizens faced with the dilemma of a limited quantity of manually pressed cider, they turn to the Flim Flam brothers and their automated cider production. Upset by the arrival of the Flim Flam brothers and the threat of automated production running them out of business, the Apple Family tells them that their handmade cider will never be outshone by anything automatic.
This is the part where the episode takes an unexpected turn. The twin brothers attempt to broker a deal with the Apple Family, who will supply them with their delicious apples, and they will sell the cider under the Flim Flam brothers name. They call for a 75-25 split in profits in their favor. Surprisingly, the Apple Family accepts the offer. Granny Smith then states that the if their success is well enough, she would be able to pay for hip-replacement surgery.
The next day, cider season is in full kick again. As usual, Pinkie stood in front of a long line of ponies awaiting their precious cider. However, they arrived at Sweet Apple Acres completely surprised. The machine that the Flim Flam brothers arrived on, grew twice in size. The land where many apple trees grew was nothing but an empty field. On top of it all, lied a factory, modeled after an industrial factory, with exhaust fuming into the air. Pinkie Pie read the sign of the factory out loud so every pony could hear her.
"Flim Flam Death Factory, formerly Sweet Apple Acres."
Under the sign, was a miniature wooden cross with a note, which Pinkie Pie also read out loud.
"In loving memory of Granny Smith. 1868 - 2012"
Pinkie Pie stated "Gee! I didn't know Granny Smith lived that long. What an old timer."
Rainbow Dash enters the scene, with blood all over her hooves and mane. When Pinkie Pie questioned her look, Rainbow Dash refused to say a single word to anybody. She flew over the Fluttershy and asked her "Do you believe in God?" Rainbow Dash then killed her by strangulation after she answered affirmatively. The Flim Flam brothers then came out of their factory, firing guns resembling real weapons (Flim held an M16A4 and Flam held an TEC-9 Semi-automatic handgun) at the crowd of ponies.
Rainbow Dash then equipped an MK14 automatic rifle and shot at Pinkie Pie. Pinkie was shot in the chest, but lived for another hour, trying to crawl away from the chaos and call for help. Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, and Spike were nowhere to be found, even though they were shown in the backdrops for the previous scenes.
Flim and Flam killed just about every pony in the crowd. Flim went inside. It then cuts to Flam inspecting a wound on his hoof. I magnified this screenshot, which reveals a cutie mark resembling Applejacks in the corner of his hoof, implying that the two brothers murdered the Apple family in Ponyville.
Flim then came outside with a pump action shotgun (resembling a Model 1887). They hopped into the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 (which I will now refer to as their locomotive) and headed towards Ponyville, with Rainbow Dash following close behind.
The two brothers then shot in the direction of ponies standing close to the town square, but did not hit anyone. They then made their way towards Sugarcube Corner, throwing pipe bombs as they did so— none of which detonated. Inside Sugarcube Corner, Cheerilee, having noted the commotion, walked towards the entrance with Scootaloo. Cheerilee had intended to walk outside to tell the two to "Knock it off," believing Flim and Flam were playing around.
As Scootaloo opened the door to Sugarcube Corner, Flim and Flam shot the windows, injuring her with flying glass. Cheerilee was hit in the shoulder from shrapnel. Reacting in fear, Cheerilee stood and ran through the back entrance of Sugarcube Corner heading towards the library, alerting Twilight Sparkle and Spike to the danger and demanding they duck underneath desks and remain silent. Scootaloo remained behind, caught lying in agony from the damage done to her by the two brothers.
Soon thereafter, a Ponyville deputy sheriff arrived at the scene and began shooting at Flim and Flam, distracting them from the injured Scootaloo. (Scootaloo subsequently escaped to the library where she concealed herself inside a drawer.) Flim fired a total of ten shots at the officer, who then reported a Code 33 (officer in need of emergency assistance) to his colleagues.
When his gun ran out of ammunition, Flim ran inside Sugarcube Corner with Flam. The duo then fled back towards the town square, throwing pipe bombs and shooting at anyone they encountered. In the course of walking down the main paith, a pony named Lyra was shot in the flank, although she was able to walk out of the danger zone. The duo then made it towards the Hospital, shooting into the windows to the Hospital. After proceeding through the Hospital several times and shooting towards—and missing—any ponies they saw, Flim and Flam proceeded towards the west exit of the Hospital and hopped into their locomotive once more. This time, they made it towards the library, residence of Twilight Sparkle and Spike.
As the shooting unfolded, Cheerilee talked on the phone with emergency services, recounting her experience and urging ponies to take cover beneath anything. According to transcripts, her call was received by a 9-1-1 operator at 11:25:05 a.m. Ponyville time. The time period between the call being answered and the shooters entering the library was four minutes and ten seconds. They threw a bomb in the Library Hallway, damaging several bookcases. Then, Flim and Flam entered the library, where a total of 52 ponies were hiding.
As the shooters approached the library, Flim yelled for everyone to "Get up!" in a tone so loud that he can be heard upon Cheerilee's phone recording. This expression by Flim was immediately followed by Flam yelling "Everypony get up!". When no one stood up in response, Flim was then heard to say: "Fine, I'll start shooting anyway!" He first fired his shotgun twice at a desk, not knowing that Bon Bon was hiding beneath it. Bon Bon was hit by wood splinters from the desk, but was not seriously injured. The shooters then made their way towards the opposite side of the library.
Bon Bon used the time to flee to the bedrooms. Flam shot Diamond Tiara, who was poorly concealed behind a desk, hitting her in the head and back, killing her. Flam and Flim then placed down their ammunition-filled duffel bags and reloaded their weapons. They then walked back towards the windows facing the outside. Noticing police evacuating ponies outside of Ponyville, Flim stated: "Let's go kill some cops." He and Flam then began to shoot out the windows of the library and in the direction of the police, who returned fire.
After firing at police and evacuating students, Flam turned his attention away from the windows and fired his shotgun at a nearby table, injuring three ponies; Rarity, Carrot Top, and Colgate. He then removed his clothing. As Flam fired at Rarity, Carrot Top, and Colgate, Flim grabbed his shotgun and walked towards the lower row of bookcases, firing a single shot from his gun underneath the first desk in the row without looking to see if anyone was hiding underneath the desk. This shot hit Sweetie Belle, causing a fatal wound to her neck. Flim then shot underneath the adjacent bookcase, injuring Derpy Hooves in the hand, arm and shoulder.
Flim then walked over to the table across from the bookcase row, slapped the surface twice with his hand before kneeling and saying "peek-a-boo" to Berry Punch, before shooting her in the head. As Flim had been holding the shotgun with one hand when he fired, the recoil from the weapon hit his face, breaking his nose.
After fatally shooting Berry Punch, Flim turned his attention towards the next table, where Junebug had sat next to the table rather than underneath it. Junebug had not hidden beneath the desk as there was insufficient room to conceal her. Flim asked Junebug if she wanted to die, and the filly responded with a plea for her life. As Flim taunted Junebug, Flam noted one of the three ponies he had previously wounded — Rarity — attempting to provide aid to Colgate, who had suffered a wound to her knee. As Rarity attempted to aid Colgate, her head rose above the table and into Flam's view. Flam shot Rarity a second time, hitting her twice in the head and once in the foot. Rarity was knocked unconscious, but survived.
Flam then proceeded toward another set of tables, where he discovered Lotus, Octavia and Rose, hiding underneath one table. Flam unsuccessfully attempted to pull Lotus out from underneath the table. He then called to Flim, shouting "Bro! There's a bitch over here". Flim left Junebug and joined him. Flam and Flim taunted Lotus for a few seconds. Flim then knelt down and shot her in the chest at close range, killing her. Flam also knelt down and opened fire, hitting and killing Octavia. Rose remained uninjured; she lay in the blood of her friends, feigning death, which would mentally scar her. Flim turned and threw a CO2 bomb at the table where Rarity, Colgate, and Carrot Top were located. The CO2 bomb landed on the wounded Carrot Top's thigh. Colgate immediately grabbed the bomb and threw it south (away from the shooters).
Flim then walked toward the bookcases between the west and center section of tables in the library. He jumped on one of the bookcases and shook it, then shot in a random direction within that general area. Flam then walked through the main area, past the first set of bookcases, the central desk area and a second set of bookcases into the east area as Flim walked from the bookcase he had shot from, past the central area to where he met with Flam. Flam then shot towards a display case located next to the door, then turned and shot towards the closest table to him, hitting Screwball in the head and shoulder.
He then turned towards the table located to his left and fired, injuring female Pegasi Cloud Kicker and Drizzle with the same shotgun bullet, before he approached the same table and fired with the TEC-9, killing the male Pegasus Dumb-Bell. It is unknown why Dumb-Bell was in Ponyville at the time. I don't know all the fucking answers.
As Flam shot and killed Dumb-Bell and injured Screwball, Could Kicker, and Drizzle, Flim approached another table where two unidentified mares had hidden. He bent down to look at them and dismissed them as "pathetic". The two shooters then approached an empty table where they again reloaded their weapons. Cloud Kicker, who had been badly wounded, began to cry out, "Oh, God help me!" Flam approached her and asked her if she believed in God. Cloud Kicker floundered in her answer; first replying "no" and then "yes", in an attempt to appease Flam. Flam then asked her why; whereupon Cloud Kicker replied that it was because it was what her family believed. He taunted her, reloaded his shotgun, then walked away.
Flim then moved to another table where he fired twice, injuring Score and Vinyl Scratch. When Vinyl Scratch started moving away from the table, Flam came around and kicked her. Flim then taunted Scratch's attempt at escape before Flam shot the mare repeatedly, killing her. Flim then walked back over to the other side of the table where Dumb-Bell lay dead. Behind the table, a mare named Lemon Hearts had, like Junebag, sat next to the table rather than beneath it due to a lack of space. Flim shot Lemon Hearts with his shotgun, hitting her in the back and killing her instantly. He then shot at the table behind Lemon Hearts, hitting both Dumb-Bell and Drizzle again and wounding Ace.
Then, the duo moved to the center of the library, where they continued to reload their weapons at a table located midway across the room. Flim then noticed a pony hiding nearby and asked him to identify himself. This student was Aloe, a worker at the spa. Aloe stated her name and asked Flam what they were doing, to which Flam replied: "Oh, just killing ponies." Aloe then asked if they were going to kill her. Flam replied: "What?" Aloe then asked again whether they were going to kill her. Flam hesitated, then told her to leave the library. Aloe fled immediately, and escaped through the library's main entrance.
After Aloe had fled the library, Flim turned and fired his carbine at the table directly north of where they'd been, grazing Mr. Breezy's ear. Flim fired again and hit Breezy in the nose at close range and killing him. Both shooters then moved south from this location and fired randomly underneath another table, critically injuring two ponies named Nurse Redheart and Candy Mane and fatally wounding the last pony named Twilight Sparkle. Twilight's last words were "Forgive us, Celestia." It's unclear why she said this, but I'm not going to waste another paragraph speculating.
At this point, both Flim and Flam comment upon how they no longer found a thrill in shooting their victims. Flam said, "Maybe we should start knifing people, that might be more fun." Flam and Flim then moved away from the table and headed toward the library's main counter. Flim threw a Molotov cocktail toward the southwestern end of the library as he went, but this device failed to explode.
Flim then came around the east side of the counter and Flam joined him from the west; they converged close to where Bon Bon had moved after having been wounded by splinters after having previously hidden underneath a photocopy machine.
Flim and Flam mocked Bon Bon. When the shooters demanded to see her face, Bon Bon partly lifted her head so her face would remain obscured. Flam asked Bon Bon to give him one reason why he should not kill her, whereupon Bon Bon replied: "I don't want trouble," to which Flam replied: "You used to call me a faggot. Who's a faggot now?!" The shooters continued to taunt Bon Bon and debated killing her, but they eventually walked away. At this point, Flim's nose was still bleeding heavily, which I assumed was the cause of him deciding to leave the library.
They walked out, and the library deaths ended.
During the evacuations, Cherilee joined Scootaloo and Spike with Bon Bon in the bedroom, into which Flam had earlier fired shots. They locked themselves in and it is unknown of what their fate was. I'm assuming they escaped.
After leaving the library, Flim and Flam entered the Marketplace, where they threw a small fire bomb into an empty kiosk, causing a fire which was subsequently extinguished by a stallion who had hidden in an adjacent kiosk. The duo then proceeded toward the south path, where they shot into an empty kiosk at the end of the path.
After leaving the marketplace, the duo returned to the main north and south intersections of the town, shooting aimlessly. Flim and Flam then walked through the south path into the Town Hall before returning to the north path. On several occasions, the pair looked through the windows of government rooms, making eye contact with ponies concealed inside, but neither Flim nor Flam attempted to enter any of the rooms. After leaving the Town Hall, Flim and Flam walked towards a bathroom entrance, where they taunted ponies who had hidden inside, making such comments as:
"We know you're in there" and "Let's kill anyone we find in here."
Again neither attempted to enter the bathroom. Then, the two returned to Sugarcube Corner where they briefly entered the kitchen, only to proceed up the staircase and into the south hallway of the house-are of the shop.
Flim and Flam left Sugarcube Corner. Then, Flim and Flam re-entered the library, which was now empty of all living ponies except for the unconscious Rarity and Drizzle. Once inside, they again shot at police through the west windows, but to no avail.
Cherilee, who had locked herself inside the bedroom with a Scootaloo, Spike, and Bonbon, overheard Flim and Flam suddenly shout in unison: "One! Two! Three!" These words were immediately followed by the sound of gunfire. Both had committed suicide: Flim by firing his shotgun through the roof of his mouth; Flam by shooting himself in the left temple with his TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun.
In the end, thirteen ponies (the 11 mentioned, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy) were killed; twenty-four other ponies were injured as a direct result of the massacre (not counting the ponies in the crowd infront of the factory towards the beginning of the episode). Three more were injured indirectly as they attempted to escape the town. Flim and Flam are thought to have committed suicide about forty-five minutes after the massacre began.
Golden Oaks II
The episode ends with a split second shot of a security camera's footage of the Columbine High School massacre. While I was viewing the episode, I noticed the exact resemblance of this massacre to Columbine. The episode had only three lines in the credits:
"April 20, 1999"
"July 20, 2012"
"October 20, 2025"
I do know that the first date is the Columbine Massacre. After the viewing, I noticed that on July 20 of this year (2012), there was another 12-person massacre at a movie theater not a long distance away from the school. However, I can't tell you what the last date will bring, but I'm going to guess the Denver International Airport, a short distance from the theater in the same direction.
I do not know the reason for making this episode, but I do know that it was fucking creepy. I don't think I can ever look at Lauren Faust or the Flim Flam brothers the same way again.
Oh, and if you're wondering what happened to Rainbow Dash, she was never found in the episode again.