Page 1582 - From the Hip

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Newbiespud 4th Sep 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
A couple of unique split-second screencaps here with Applejack putting on the Groucho glasses and shoving Pinkie onstage.

...Wait, why do ponies have glasses with a human nose on them? I know "because TV-show shorthand for 'comedy apparel'" but... why do they have glasses with human noses on them??

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GD 4th Sep 2021, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
The clear answer is that the Mirror Portal from Equestria Girls is shockingly lacking in customs enforcement. That, or there's a pony out there who said "What's the goofiest nose I could possibly imagine? Just the worst sniffer what ever snuffed."

Whatever the answer, the MLP wiki found this same question notable enough that it's listed on their humans page. Every instance of Groucho Glasses is noted, which is as impressive as it is frightening.
Borg 4th Sep 2021, 9:39 AM edit delete reply
Honestly, I think it goes deeper than the portal itself. The parallels between the Equestrian and human sides are too numerous and widespread to be easily explained simply by direct contact through a single portal for three days every thirty months. There's got to be a more fundamental bleeding of ideas going on even when the portal is closed, and I do believe that runs both ways.
BackSet 4th Sep 2021, 4:28 PM edit delete reply
Well, Pinkie Pie does have some sort of bizarre link with her human counterpart, which I choose to interpret as all the Pinkies in the multiverse being connected.
belmontzar 5th Sep 2021, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
I think it is because deep in the far reaches of the past, both worlds were literally the same. Or for my personal head canon.. humans were Exiled from the world that would become Equestria. Why are so many 'human' things in the land of ponies? Because humans USED to be there. I mean Starswirl liked to YEET things into the human realm, so maybe years and years ago the Humans were Yeeted themselves.
BackSet 7th Sep 2021, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
So why does every human have the same name, personality, and theme as at least one pony?
CharginChuck 4th Sep 2021, 6:44 AM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
I remember back in the heyday of the fandom, questions like this would come up from time to time. And the answer was always the same: Pinkie Pie, that's why.
Space Jawa 4th Sep 2021, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
It's Pinky Pie; I ain't gotta explain nuttin!
Godzfirefly 4th Sep 2021, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Discord is another reasonable answer for anything chaotic, considering he ruled the world before Celestia and Luna sealed him away.
you know that guy 5th Sep 2021, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
I bet Rarity invented the saddle. You know she's kinky like that.
Otterfriend 4th Sep 2021, 7:12 AM edit delete reply
Maybe it's the pony-universe equivalent of our horse-head masks?
GD 4th Sep 2021, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
I don't think that quite works because it's not like we made the horse masks based on nothing (though I definitely had the same thought initially). We have the myth of horses going back centuries.
aylatrigger 4th Sep 2021, 9:36 AM edit delete reply
Maybe at one time they did know humans, and the comedy apparel stuck. Like, inter-dimensional portals, humans were wiped out, or we acknowledge some of MLP previous gens existed. All reasonably horrific in their own way.
...In my own ponyfinder games, it was inter-dimensional portals to Forgotten Realms, and the ponyverse stole power from them. Fueled cutie marks and the various alicorns and godly beings gaining power, as well as shut down weather and normal seasons and things due to the influx of magic. And also gave some of the monsters at same time.
Winged Cat 4th Sep 2021, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
Horses aren't just myths. I saw one once - I even rode it, honest! This was long enough ago that portable phones didn't have cameras, which is why I didn't take a picture of it.

And yes, I'm sure it was a horse, not a mule or a donkey. Definitely not a cow or a sheep.
StrykerC 4th Sep 2021, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Same reason that rarity knows what a tank is? The two worlds were once one, but it turns out a war between human tech and pony magic ends in a split dimension that slowly becomes an odd parallel system?
albedoequals1 4th Sep 2021, 12:03 PM edit delete reply
albedoequals1
I'll risk ruining the mood by giving the silly question a serious answer. In G1, there was significant contact between ponies and humans. G4 never shows a human, but it does make many references to past events that were depicted in G1, implying that parts of G1 can be considered soft canon. The reason humans are no longer around is never addressed, but the fact there are not currently any humans does not mean that there were never any humans.
DanielLC 4th Sep 2021, 12:30 PM edit delete reply
I think the real question is why we have glasses with a human nose on them instead of some silly animal nose. That seems like it would be funnier.
CharginChuck 4th Sep 2021, 5:16 PM edit delete reply
CharginChuck
They're specifically designed to resemble the features of Groucho Marx. Which is why they're also sometimes referred to as "Groucho Glasses."
SureenInk 4th Sep 2021, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
SureenInk
Also, have we ever considered... why the glasses have arms that would go around human ears, but clearly don't go around pony ears? Like... glasses are held on by the arms. What keeps them on if they don't hook onto your ears or something else?
Prairie Son 4th Sep 2021, 3:34 PM edit delete reply
Pressure from the springs on the arms, similar to wrap around sunglasses. How do they get springs that small? Unicorn magic.

Really, never think about a kids show. There's no bottom to that rabbit hole.
Truthkeeper 5th Sep 2021, 4:36 AM edit delete reply
The Groucho glasses are an ancient artifact of the time before magical talking ponies! Equestria is post-post-apocalyptic Earth confirmed!
NobleCuriosity 5th Nov 2022, 4:17 PM edit delete reply
NobleCuriosity
More like Earth is Equestria’s problem dumping ground, and sometime back humans were a problem.
Theory 5th Sep 2021, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Just like we have a 'My little pony' they have 'My little human' and the glasses are from there
Professor Harmless 5th Sep 2021, 9:23 PM edit delete reply
That's on the list of questions we don't ask. Like "Why are there no humans".
Steel Resolve 6th Sep 2021, 8:46 PM edit delete reply
Who's a good girl?

Is it me? Am I the good girl?!