As everyone is well aware by now, the nerd-based television show "Comic Book Men" did a special episode about Bronies (took them this long?), and even sent the team to BronyCon. That's all fine and good, until they totally drop the ball on one segment; the history of Derpy Hooves.
The episode kicks off with Kevin Smith laughing at the prospect that "The brony movement" has any discernible societal impact, and then cuts to the crew staring baffled at a man trying to explain bronies to them in the comic book store. From there, it's the same old song and dance that we've seen a hundred times before. "It's for kids", vacant expressions, references to homosexual prefences blah blah blah we've even grown tired of joking about it.
It's actually a bit shocking that men, who supposedly have their hands on the very pulse of geek culture are only now touching on this subject. Especially when they blend in at Bronycon so well.
|If I didn't tell you that this was a guy on the show, |
you'd assume it was a BC attendee.
Just before they kickoff the Costume Contest, the big bearded one decides to explain the origin of Derpy Hooves - which he gets almost backwards (saying that the name "Derpy" preceded "Ditzy") and claims that she is "special needs". So that should go over well.
Remember #SaveDerpy? One of the few Shitstorms that pulls a 3 on the Twilicorn scale? It was largely about comments like this.
He did get the part right where he says that Hasbro tried to take her away, so that helps. Maybe.
Then we see the Cosplay contest, which is cringey in a new way, because for once the actual cosplayers are not the ones that seem out of place. A man covered in a bloody smock takes the mic to talk about castration, during a parade of pony cosplayers. That happened.
|Hey look it's SaberSpark and the other guy.|
This display rounds out the episode, with Kevin Smith asking "did we have any winners? And I use that term loosely..." which is a nice way of calling the show's attendees of Bronycon losers. You'd think a group of men who have made their entire living off of geek culture would be more open to this sort of thing.
And like that it's over, and the proverbial "last horse limps to the barn".
Oh who are we kidding, who else will make a brony episode 2 years too late?