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The Flim Flam Brothers
Episode The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
Character(s) Flim Flam brothers
Granny Smith
Crowd
Sung by Samuel Vincent
Scott McNeill
Tabitha St. Germain
Choir 2[1]
Music by Daniel Ingram
Steffan Andrews (orchestration)
Lyrics by Daniel Ingram
M.A. Larson[2]
Length 3:50
Season Season 2
Episode Transcript The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
BMI Work No. 14412622
International versions
The Flim Flam Brothers
(Music Video Version)
Length 3:50
International versions
The Flim Flam Brothers
(Album Version)
Length 3:53
Season Season 2
International versions

The Flim Flam Brothers[3] (or Flim Flam Cider Song[4][5][6]) is a musical number featured in the beginning of The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000. Flim and Flam roll into town on their cider-making contraption and introduce themselves and their machine through song and dance. It is the longest musical number in the series, surpassed only by Welcome to the Show in My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks.

From when the song begins, the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000's mechanical sounds match the beat of the music, a feat that was a challenge for the song team (orchestrator, mixer, and editor) to coordinate with the sound team (foley, mixing, editing).​[​citation needed​]​

The number shares many similarities to the number "Ya Got Trouble" from The Music Man. Both songs share the same fast-talking vocal style, and both are sung by people wearing straw boater hats who are addressing the inhabitants of a small town. In both songs, the lyrics take the form of a speech which the singer uses to convince the townsfolk into falling for his scheme. By the end of both songs, the crowd is so fully convinced that it joins in to sing the final chorus, with particular emphasis on the chanting of one key word: "trouble" in the original and "cider" in this song.

Instrumental sections of this song are used in the Pinkie Pie's Cannon Blast! game on the Hub Network's website.

It is the sixth track of the Songs of Friendship and Magic soundtrack album, where it is titled The Flim Flam Cider Song. It also serves as the third track of side A on the vinyl album Magical Friendship Tour.

Lyrics

Flim and Flam dancing S2E15

Flim and Flam dancing during the song.

[Flim]
Well, lookie what we got here, brother of mine, it's the same in every town
Ponies with thirsty throats, dry tongues, and not a drop of cider to be found
Maybe they're not aware that there's really no need for this teary despair
[Flam]
That the key that they need to solve this sad cider shortage you and I will share
Ponies: [excited chattering]
[Flim and Flam]
Well you've got opportunity
In this very community
[Flam]
He's Flim
[Flim]
He's Flam
[Flim and Flam]
We're the world famous Flim Flam Brothers
Traveling salesponies nonpareil
Pinkie Pie: Nonpa-what?
[Flim]
Nonpareil, and that's exactly the reason why, you see
No pony else in this whole place will give you such a chance to be where you need to be
And that's a new world, with tons of cider
Fresh squeezed and ready for drinking
[Flam]
More cider than you could drink in all your days of thinking
Rainbow Dash: I doubt that.
[Flim and Flam]
So take this opportunity
[Flim, Flam, and Crowd]
In this very community
[Flam]
He's Flim
[Flim]
He's Flam
[Flim and Flam]
We're the world famous Flim Flam Brothers
Traveling salesponies
[Flim, Flam, and Crowd]
Nonpareil
[Flim]
I suppose by now you're wondering 'bout our peculiar mode of transport
[Flam]
I say, our mode of locomotion
[Flim]
And I suppose by now you're wondering, where is this promised cider?
[Flam]
Any horse can make a claim and any pony can do the same
[Flim]
But my brother and I have something most unique and superb
Unseen at any time in this big new world
[Flim and Flam]
And that's opportunity
[Flim]
Folks, it's the one and only, the biggest and the best
[Flam]
The unbelievable
[Flim]
Unimpeachable
[Flam]
Indispensable
[Flim]
I-can't-believe-able
[Flim and Flam]
Flim Flam Brothers' Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
Flam: What d'you say, sister?
Rarity: [faints]
[Crowd]
Oh, we got opportunity
In this very community
Please, Flim, please, Flam, help us out of this jam
With your Flim Flam Brothers' Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
Flim: Young filly, I would be ever so honored if you might see fit to let my brother and I borrow some of your delicious, and might I add spellbindingly fragrant apples for our little demonstration here?
Applejack: Uh, sure, I guess.
[Crowd]
Opportunity, in our community
[Flam]
Ready, Flim?
[Flim]
Ready, Flam?
[Flim and Flam]
Let's bing bang zam!
Flim: And show these thirsty ponies a world of delectable cider!
[Crowd]
Cider, cider, cider, cider... [continues until Granny Smith interrupts]
Flim: Watch closely, my friends!
[Flam]
The fun begins!
Flim: Now, here's where the magic happens. Right here in this heaving, roiling, cider-press-boiling guts of the very machine, those apples plucked fresh are right now as we speak being turned into grade-A, top-notch, five-star, blow-your-horseshoes-off, one-of-a-kind cider!
[Flam]
Feel free to take a sneak peek!
[Granny Smith]
Now wait, you fellers, hold it!
You went and over-sold it!
I guarantee that what you have there won't compare
For the very most important ingredient
Can't be added or done expedient
And it's quality, friends, Apple Acres' quality and care!
[Flim]
Well, Granny, I'm glad you brought that up, my dear, I say I'm glad you brought that up
You see that we are very picky when it comes to cider if you'll kindly try a cup
[Flam]
Yes, sir, yes, ma'am, this great machine lets just the very best
So whaddaya say then, Apples?
Care to step into the modern world
And put the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 to the test?
[Crowd]
Cider, cider, cider, cider... [continues until Flim and Flam begin singing]
Flim: What do you think, folks? Do you see what the Apples can't? I see it clear as day! I know she does! So does he! C'mon, Ponyville, you know what I'm talking about!
[Flim and Flam]
We're saying you've got
[Flim, Flam, and Crowd]
Opportunity
In this very community
He's Flim, he's Flam
We're the world famous Flim Flam Brothers
Traveling salesponies nonpareil!
[Flim and Flam]
Yeah!

References

  1. Michelle Creber on Facebook (2012-02-19). Retrieved on 2012 February 19.
  2. Interview With M.A. Larson. Celestia Radio (2013-01-27). Retrieved on 2013 January 29.
  3. Daniel Ingram on Facebook stating the song`s name (2012-01-28). Retrieved on 2012 April 30.
  4. The Hub's Naughty or Nice 2012 (2012-12-08). Retrieved on 2012 December 29.
  5. Equestria Daily "The Hub Announces This Year's Naughty or Nice Awards" (2012-12-05). Retrieved on 2012 December 29.
  6. Awards season launches with The Hub TV Network's 'Naughty or Nice Awards' allowing fans to determine winners (2012-12-05). Retrieved on 2012 December 29.

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