History Recap / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero

7th Apr '16 10:03:13 AM Satakieli
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** A more minor one afterwards, Spike's expression after Celestia blabs about him bringing her to check up on Twilight practically reads "Uh oh, busted!" As it turns out, however...

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** A more minor one afterwards, Spike's expression after Celestia blabs tells Twilight about him bringing her to check up on Twilight her practically reads "Uh oh, busted!" As it turns out, however...
23rd Feb '16 5:06:05 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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15th Jan '16 1:47:23 AM pvsage
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* ComedicSociopathy: In her mad search for a friendship problem to solve, Twilight reacts with glee when she thinks Rarity is having a crisis, and again when she thinks Rainbow Dash is angry at Applejack.

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* ComedicSociopathy: In her mad search for a friendship problem to solve, Twilight reacts with glee when she thinks Rarity is having a crisis, and again when she thinks Rainbow Dash is angry at Applejack. And when Twilight thinks she sees Fluttershy attacking a bear and snapping its neck, her only reaction is "Of all the days she had to stop being such a scaredy pony, she had to pick today!"
15th Jan '16 1:40:25 AM pvsage
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* ComedicSociopathy: In her mad search for a friendship problem to solve, Twilight reacts with glee when she thinks Rarity is having a crisis, and again when she thinks Rainbow Dash is angry at Applejack.
10th Jan '16 9:26:58 AM YoshimitsuMaster
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* ProperlyParanoid: Spike ''immediately'' calls Celestia for help once he realizes how downhill Twilight's situation is going. It was a pretty good move, preventing what could have been a major
catastrophe, and preventing Twilight from being ''really'' sent back to magic kindergarten.

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* ProperlyParanoid: *ProperlyParanoid: Spike ''immediately'' calls Celestia for help once he realizes how downhill Twilight's situation is going. It was a pretty good move, preventing what could have been a major
major catastrophe, and preventing Twilight from being ''really'' sent back to magic kindergarten.
10th Jan '16 9:26:26 AM YoshimitsuMaster
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* ProperlyParanoid: Spike ''immediately'' calls Celestia for help once he realizes how downhill
Twilight's situation is going. It was a pretty good move, preventing what could have been a major
catastrophe, and saving Twilight's place as Celestia's student.

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* ProperlyParanoid: *ProperlyParanoid: Spike ''immediately'' calls Celestia for help once he realizes how downhill
downhill Twilight's situation is going. It was a pretty good move, preventing what could have been a major
catastrophe, and saving Twilight's place as Celestia's student.preventing Twilight from being ''really'' sent back to magic kindergarten.
10th Jan '16 9:25:11 AM YoshimitsuMaster
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*ProperlyParanoid: Spike ''immediately'' calls Celestia for help once he realizes how downhill
Twilight's situation is going. It was a pretty good move, preventing what could have been a major
catastrophe, and saving Twilight's place as Celestia's student.
4th Jan '16 4:42:19 PM StFan
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!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero here]]):

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!!Tropes present in this episode (YMMV tropes can be found [[YMMV/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero here]]):
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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Twilight Sparkle delivers a pat on the head to Rainbow Dash when she tries to figure out the Pegasus' reason for being angry with Applejack. Turns out there was no interpony conflict to begin with.
* AmbidextrousSprite:
** The overhead shot of the picnic seems to confirm that, yes, a pony's cutie mark is on both sides of a pony's rear. Before, there was much debate as to whether this was true or not (due to being made in Flash, where sprites are easily flipped to signify change in direction). And shown to be mirrored on both sides, eg., Rainbow Dash's bolt moves down and towards her rear regardless of which side you look at her.
** Spike apparently is completely ambidextrous as he's shown writing with both his left and right hands throughout the episode.

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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: Twilight Sparkle delivers a pat on the head to Rainbow Dash when she tries to figure out the Pegasus' Pegasus's reason for being angry with Applejack. Turns out there was no interpony conflict to begin with.
* AmbidextrousSprite:
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AmbidextrousSprite: The overhead shot of the picnic seems to confirm that, yes, a pony's cutie mark is on both sides of a pony's rear. Before, there was much debate as to whether this was true or not (due to being made in Flash, where sprites are easily flipped to signify change in direction). And shown to be mirrored on both sides, eg., Rainbow Dash's bolt moves down and towards her rear regardless of which side you look at her.
** Spike apparently is completely ambidextrous as he's shown writing with both his left and right hands throughout the episode.
her.



* AppleOfDiscord: Twilight tries to use her old Smarty Pants doll as one of these. It works after she uses a "Want-It Need-It" spell on it. [[GoneHorriblyRight Far too well]]. Said doll was working as such even before the spell in question (although not as Twilight intended), see FailedASpotCheck below.

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* AppleOfDiscord: Twilight tries to use her old Smarty Pants doll as one of these. It works after she uses a "Want-It Need-It" spell on it. [[GoneHorriblyRight Far too well]]. Said doll was is working as such even before the spell in question (although not as Twilight intended), see FailedASpotCheck below.



** When Spike licks the cake frosting his tongue is clearly forked. In previous episodes, his tongue was the same as everyone else's.

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** When Spike licks the cake frosting frosting, his tongue is clearly forked. In previous episodes, his tongue was the same as everyone else's.



-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Rainbow must be angry with Applejack! She must hate her guts! ''[hoofclap]'' How wonderful!
* BearsAreBadNews: Parodied. Fluttershy appears to be fighting a bear ([[BewareTheNiceOnes complete with the snapping of the neck]]), but she's just giving it a massage.
* BigBallOfViolence: There are nearly a dozen ''simultaneous'' Balls of Violence. It would be easier to name characters that ''weren't'' in one in this episode.
** Special mention goes to a pair of background ponies that exist as part of the Background 6 (the six most popular of the [[EnsembleDarkhorse background characters]]). [[ThoseTwoGirls Lyra and Bon Bon]] get their own ball. No one else.

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-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Rainbow must be angry with Applejack! She must hate her guts! ''[hoofclap]'' (''hoofclap'') How wonderful!
* BearsAreBadNews: Parodied. Fluttershy appears to be fighting a bear ([[BewareTheNiceOnes complete with the snapping of the neck]]), but she's just giving it him a massage.
* BigBallOfViolence: There are nearly a dozen ''simultaneous'' Balls of Violence. It would be easier to name characters that ''weren't'' in one in this episode.
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episode. Special mention goes to a pair of background ponies that exist as part of the Background 6 Six (the six most popular of the [[EnsembleDarkhorse background characters]]). [[ThoseTwoGirls Lyra and Bon Bon]] get their own ball. No one else.No-one else.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Spike constantly tries to calm Twilight over her SuperOCD breakdown, and ultimately calls Princess Celestia after her neurotics worry him more and more.



** Rainbow Dash's first actions to demolish Applejack's barn are karate-like in nature, and thus why she likely knew of the local dojo in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie Call of the Cutie]]". Fluttershy may also be a student.

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** Rainbow Dash's first actions to demolish Applejack's barn are karate-like in nature, and thus why she likely knew of the local dojo in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie Call [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie "Call of the Cutie]]".Cutie"]]. Fluttershy may also be a student.



** The "spark of friendship" in Twilight's eyes, from the climax of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony The Elements of Harmony]]", is outright abused here.

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** The "spark of friendship" in Twilight's eyes, from the climax of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony The [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony "The Elements of Harmony]]", Harmony"]], is outright abused here.



-->'''Rarity:''' Ugh, what a drama queen! ''[{{beat}}]'' Relatively speaking.

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-->'''Rarity:''' Ugh, what a drama queen! ''[{{beat}}]'' (''{{beat}}'') Relatively speaking.



* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Twilight develops a very extreme case of this, insistant on finding a friendship problem to solve.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Twilight develops a very extreme case of this, insistant insistent on finding a friendship problem to solve.



** When crazed Twilight sticks her head out of the bush near where the CMC are, the bird's nest on her head turns into the one she made in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp Winter Wrap Up]]". Could be taken as a case of PropRecycling given the Flash-based nature of the show.

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** When crazed Twilight sticks her head out of the bush near where the CMC are, the bird's nest on her head turns into the one she made in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp Winter [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp "Winter Wrap Up]]".Up"]]. Could be taken as a case of PropRecycling given the Flash-based nature of the show.



* {{Deconstruction}}: The episode is an examination of what happens when someone in a show where AnAesop is taught OnceAnEpisode finds themselves without any lesson to learn. It's not pretty.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: The episode is an examination of what happens when someone in a show where AnAesop is taught OnceAnEpisode OncePerEpisode finds themselves without any lesson to learn. It's not pretty.



* DeusExMachina: Twilight, the only pony who isn't affected by the ''Want It, Need It'' spell on Smarty Pants, can't remove it because every pony that sees it just adds another body to the brawl over it. Instead, Princess Celestia removes it herself upon her DramaticEntrance to Ponyville. If you accept the fanon regarding Celestia's divinity that means the problem was ''literally'' removed by the abrupt intervention of a deity.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: A group of children are playing normally when suddenly they are approached by [[AdultFear a disheveled, mentally-unstable figure obsessed with "friendship" and offering them toys]].

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* DeusExMachina: Twilight, the only pony who isn't affected by the ''Want "Want It, Need It'' It" spell on Smarty Pants, can't remove it because every pony that sees it just adds another body to the brawl over it. Instead, Princess Celestia removes it herself upon her DramaticEntrance to Ponyville. If you accept the fanon regarding Celestia's divinity that means the problem was is ''literally'' removed by the abrupt intervention of a deity.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
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A group of children are playing normally when suddenly they are approached by [[AdultFear a disheveled, mentally-unstable figure obsessed with "friendship" and offering them toys]].



** Big Mac secretly does love that little pony doll

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** Big Mac secretly does love that little pony doll doll.



* EverybodyLaughsEnding
* EverythingMakesAMushroom: When Rainbow Dash decides to apply the ''Sonic Rainboom'' as a ''demolition charge''. The cloud is ''rainbow-colored''.

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* %%* EverybodyLaughsEnding
* EverythingMakesAMushroom: When Rainbow Dash decides to apply the ''Sonic Rainboom'' Sonic Rainboom as a ''demolition charge''. The cloud is ''rainbow-colored''.



*** Maybe because she'd then have to find a way to share it between '''seven'''?



''[everypony else stares at Rarity and her fainting couch]''\\

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''[everypony (''everypony else stares at Rarity and her fainting couch]''\\couch'')\\



* BigBrotherInstinct Spike constantly tries to calm Twilight over her SuperOCD breakdown, and ultimately calls Princess Celestia after her neurotics worry him more and more.



* LostAesop: While the other ponies learn that they should take their friends' worries seriously even if they think the concern is trivial, Twilight Sparkle doesn't seem to have learned (or at least doesn't ''say'' she has learned) not to let trivial concerns get the better of her.
** On the other hand the Aesop is mentioned alongside the former in their letter to Celestia, while not by Twilight herself, she is among those making it at the time, implying she agrees with it. It would explain however why the Aesop was [[AesopAmnesia repeated]] in Twilight's next spotlight episode, which she definitely gets the jist of that time.

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* LostAesop: While the other ponies learn that they should take their friends' worries seriously even if they think the concern is trivial, Twilight Sparkle doesn't seem to have learned (or at least doesn't ''say'' she has learned) not to let trivial concerns get the better of her.
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her. On the other hand hand, the Aesop is mentioned alongside the former in their letter to Celestia, while not by Twilight herself, she is among those making it at the time, implying she agrees with it. It would explain however why the Aesop was [[AesopAmnesia repeated]] in Twilight's next spotlight episode, which she definitely gets the jist of that time.



--->'''Princess Celestia: [[FullNameUltimatum TWILIGHT SPARKLE!]]'''
--->'''Applejack:''' Whoa, Nelly!

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--->'''Princess Celestia: [[FullNameUltimatum TWILIGHT SPARKLE!]]'''
--->'''Applejack:'''
SPARKLE!]]'''\\
'''Applejack:'''
Whoa, Nelly!



* OnlySaneMan: Spike is quick to realize how downhill everything is going and immediately calls Celestia for help.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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Spike is quick to realize how downhill everything is going and immediately calls Celestia for help.



** Rainbow Dash appears to be wearing the "Deal With It" sunglasses during the picnic. (Or possibly the Rainbow Glasses from "Epic Cupcake Time".)

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** Rainbow Dash appears to be wearing the "Deal With with It" sunglasses during the picnic. (Or possibly the Rainbow Glasses from "Epic Cupcake Time".)



* SlasherSmile: Twilight, after popping out of the bush. That is all.
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--->'''Twilight:''' HI, ''GIRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLS!!!!''

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* SlasherSmile: Twilight, after popping out of the bush. That is all.
** Also;
--->'''Twilight:'''
bush.
-->'''Twilight:'''
HI, ''GIRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLS!!!!''



* TwitchyEye: As Twilight gets more desperate to find something to write about, her eye begins to twitch more and more. (For that matter, so does her ear).

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* TwitchyEye: As Twilight gets more desperate to find something to write about, her eye begins to twitch more and more. (For that matter, so does her ear).ear.)



* WingedUnicorn: An animation error resulted in one being in Twilight's imaginary "magic kindergarten", though that could be chalked up to Twilight's imagination during a mental breakdown. However, the appearance of Cadance in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot Wedding]]" and the unnamed princess in "Hearts and Hooves Day" shows that winged unicorns other than Celestia and Luna ''do'' exist.

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* WingedUnicorn: An animation error resulted in one being in Twilight's imaginary "magic kindergarten", though that could be chalked up to Twilight's imagination during a mental breakdown. However, the appearance of Cadance in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 "A Canterlot Wedding]]" Wedding"]] and the unnamed princess in "Hearts and Hooves Day" shows that winged unicorns other than Celestia and Luna ''do'' exist.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Twilight goes to most of her friends expecting to fulfill her assessment with one of their usual problems. Rarity in [[DamselinDistress some sort of peril]]?...[[DamselOutOfDistress nope]]. [[VitriolicBestBuds Applejack and Rainbow Dash]] bickering?...nuh-uh. [[LovableCoward Fluttershy]] having a nervous breakdown over some new daunting experience?...not quite.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Twilight goes to most of her friends expecting to fulfill her assessment with one of their usual problems. Rarity in [[DamselinDistress some sort of peril]]?...[[DamselOutOfDistress nope]]. [[VitriolicBestBuds Applejack and Rainbow Dash]] bickering?...nuh-uh. [[LovableCoward Fluttershy]] having a nervous breakdown over some new daunting experience?... not quite.
17th Oct '15 3:53:46 AM StFan
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By the time the stampede of fighting ponies reaches the picnic, it's sundown, rendering Twilight's efforts meaningless. To make matters worse, Princess Celestia arrives. She quickly removes the spell and restores everyone to normalcy (despite the spell's dispersal, Big [=McIntosh=] [[PeripheryDemographic grabs the doll]] [[{{Squee}} with a triumphant whinny]] and runs), then sternly orders Twilight to meet her at the library. As Twilight leaves, her friends ''finally'' realize they shouldn't have been so dismissive of her fears earlier.

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By the time the stampede of fighting ponies reaches the picnic, it's sundown, rendering Twilight's efforts meaningless. To make matters worse, Princess Celestia arrives. She quickly removes the spell and restores everyone to normalcy (despite the spell's dispersal, Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh [[PeripheryDemographic grabs the doll]] [[{{Squee}} with a triumphant whinny]] and runs), then sternly orders Twilight to meet her at the library. As Twilight leaves, her friends ''finally'' realize they shouldn't have been so dismissive of her fears earlier.



* BitingTheHandHumor: Twilight Sparkle's description of her old Miss Smarty Pants doll and its accompanying accessories could be seen as a TakeThat at the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' toys themselves. (Which perhaps explains why Big [=McIntosh=] is [[PeripheryDemographic the one who really loves the toy]].)

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* BitingTheHandHumor: Twilight Sparkle's description of her old Miss Smarty Pants doll and its accompanying accessories could be seen as a TakeThat at the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' toys themselves. (Which perhaps explains why Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh is [[PeripheryDemographic the one who really loves the toy]].)



* DogPileOfDoom: The ponies of the town attempt this on Big [=McIntosh=]. It... doesn't work so well for them.

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* DogPileOfDoom: The ponies of the town attempt this on Big [=McIntosh=].Macintosh. It... doesn't work so well for them.



''[ponies go flying]''\\
'''Big [=McIntosh=]:''' Nnnnope!

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''[ponies (''ponies go flying]''\\
flying'')\\
'''Big [=McIntosh=]:''' Macintosh:''' Nnnnope!



* EscalatingBrawl: Twilight puts a love spell on a ratty old toy to get the Cutie Mark Crusaders to fight over it. But because Twilight's in the middle of a freak out, the spell is so strong that anypony who sees the toy wants it and gets into the fight. It probably doesn't help that the first pony she asks for help in taking the doll by force is ''Big [=McIntosh=]''. By the end of the episode there's a BigBallOfViolence involving everyone in Ponyville except the core cast.

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* EscalatingBrawl: Twilight puts a love spell on a ratty old toy to get the Cutie Mark Crusaders to fight over it. But because Twilight's in the middle of a freak out, the spell is so strong that anypony who sees the toy wants it and gets into the fight. It probably doesn't help that the first pony she asks for help in taking the doll by force is ''Big [=McIntosh=]''.Macintosh''. By the end of the episode there's a BigBallOfViolence involving everyone in Ponyville except the core cast.



** Twilight does an exasperated variation once Big [=McIntosh=] gets hypnotized by her Smarty Pants doll. ([[PeripheryDemographic Or was he?]])

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** Twilight does an exasperated variation once Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh gets hypnotized by her Smarty Pants doll. ([[PeripheryDemographic Or was he?]])



* FoeTossingCharge: Big [=McIntosh=] breaking out of the dogpile of ponies.

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* FoeTossingCharge: Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh breaking out of the dogpile of ponies.



* MegatonPunch: The exact nature of what happens is left offscreen, but there's no denying that after the townsponies pile on Big [=McIntosh=] due to the "Want-It, Need-It" spell, he escapes from the swarm of ponies by sending most of them airborne in a single stroke, as well as smacking some of them ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO_GaNrTkcM over the horizon.]]''
-->'''Big [=McIntosh=]:''' Nope.

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* MegatonPunch: The exact nature of what happens is left offscreen, but there's no denying that after the townsponies pile on Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh due to the "Want-It, Need-It" spell, he escapes from the swarm of ponies by sending most of them airborne in a single stroke, as well as smacking some of them ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO_GaNrTkcM over the horizon.]]''
-->'''Big [=McIntosh=]:''' Macintosh:''' Nope.



* RealMenWearPink: Even after the "Want-It, Need-It" spell has been removed, Big [=McIntosh=] makes off with Smarty Pants.

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* RealMenWearPink: Even after the "Want-It, Need-It" spell has been removed, Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh makes off with Smarty Pants.



* WouldHitAGirl: Big [=McIntosh=] bucks dozens of mares out of his way when Mayor Mare absconds with Smarty Pants.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Big [=McIntosh=] Macintosh bucks dozens of mares out of his way when Mayor Mare absconds with Smarty Pants.
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* SurpriseCreepy: When Apple Bloom is bewitched by Twilight's spell, she says "I need it" with a creepy tone of voice.
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