History ShoutOut / MylittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic

2nd May '16 12:55:27 PM ByronFenetre
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* In the [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=946725347899 preview clip]] for "The Crystal Empire", Pinkie Pie's night-vision goggles look quite a lot like the ones worn by [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Sam Fisher]], only in gold and yellow. Also, when Pinkie startles two of the Crystal Ponies, when she says "A spy?! How did they know?!", if you listen carefully you can hear a very slight musical cue that sounds awfully similar to the ''Film/JamesBond'' theme.
* The first episode deals with a magical kingdom that has a powerful device/object that is hold sacred by its inhabitants. Suddenly, an evil man/creature tries to seize this power to himself and ultimately corrupts the land because of his evil heart, turning it into a wasteland and the castle into his tower, leading the goddesses to seal him away only to return after many years and try to seize this power once again. Gee, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda where have I heard this before?]]
** The powerful object is also [[SuperPaperMario a crystal shaped like a heart]].

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* "The Crystal Empire (Parts 1 & 2)"
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In the [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=946725347899 preview clip]] for "The Crystal Empire", Pinkie Pie's night-vision goggles look quite a lot like the ones worn by [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Sam Fisher]], only in gold and yellow. Also, when Pinkie startles two of the Crystal Ponies, when she says "A spy?! How did they know?!", if you listen carefully you can hear a very slight musical cue that sounds awfully similar to the ''Film/JamesBond'' theme.
* ** The first episode deals with a magical kingdom that has a powerful device/object that is hold sacred by its inhabitants. Suddenly, an evil man/creature tries to seize this power to himself and ultimately corrupts the land because of his evil heart, turning it into a wasteland and the castle into his tower, leading the goddesses to seal him away only to return after many years and try to seize this power once again. Gee, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda where have I heard this before?]]
** *** The powerful object is also [[SuperPaperMario a crystal shaped like a heart]].



* King Sombra shares his name with the Sombra Corporation, an organization working for the Crimson King, a main antagonist in Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series.

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* ** King Sombra shares his name with the Sombra Corporation, an organization working for the Crimson King, a main antagonist in Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series.



* The whole plot actually shares a lot of elements from Atlantis. The city's general layout, the fact it was lost for a long time, amnesiac citizens, a missing page in the otherwise complete guidebook to the civilization, which details how the power crystal which protects the empire works. Uh huh. Totally a coincidence.
* Shining Armor's appearance when he arrives at the station may pretty well be the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ShoutOut one can find in every season opener.
* A crystal palace growing out of a chilly Arctic ice desert [[Franchise/{{Superman}} has been done before]].
* King Sombra's horn tip being sheared off by Cadance's magical barrier is somewhat reminiscent of ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny''.
* The Crystal Heart, when it powers up, shares the same sound effect as the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUvR2PhElc0#t=02m59s Proton]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzLobQxY6gg#t=0m34s Pack]] from Film/{{Ghostbusters}}.
* The circle of crystals that Twilight gets trapped in towards the end of part 2 seems rather reminiscent of the bubble of destructive magic Odette and Jean Bob are trapped in towards the end of ''TheSwanPrincess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom''.
* The pony who declares "She is correct!" after Twilight gives the square root of 545 during "The Failure Song" is named [[BillNyeTheScienceGuy Professor Bill Neigh]].
* In One Bad Apple, during a montage, a (slightly modified) rendition of Series/TheATeam theme can clearly be heard.
* When Babs occupies the CMC's treehouse, Sweetie Belle cries like [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Numbuh 3]]
* In the opening of One Bad Apple, one of Apple Bloom's outfits includes glasses with [[{{Transmetropolitan}} one rectangular lens and one round lens]].
* Twilight's training with Zecora in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]" shares some similarities with the one [[TheEmpireStrikesBack Luke]] once went through, taking place in the [[TheLostWoods local lost woods of sorts]], having a mentor who puts a lot of emphasis on concentration and likes to [[RhymesOnADime talk funny]], down to the training itself involving levitating objects while standing on water - and failing due to similar distractions. Not to mention that Trixie's dark cloak and red magic aura make her look very much like a Sith Lord.

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* ** The whole plot actually shares a lot of elements from Atlantis. The city's general layout, the fact it was lost for a long time, amnesiac citizens, a missing page in the otherwise complete guidebook to the civilization, which details how the power crystal which protects the empire works. Uh huh. Totally a coincidence.
* ** Shining Armor's appearance when he arrives at the station may pretty well be the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ShoutOut one can find in every season opener.
* ** A crystal palace growing out of a chilly Arctic ice desert [[Franchise/{{Superman}} has been done before]].
* ** King Sombra's horn tip being sheared off by Cadance's magical barrier is somewhat reminiscent of ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny''.
* ** The Crystal Heart, when it powers up, shares the same sound effect as the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUvR2PhElc0#t=02m59s Proton]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzLobQxY6gg#t=0m34s Pack]] from Film/{{Ghostbusters}}.
* ** The circle of crystals that Twilight gets trapped in towards the end of part 2 seems rather reminiscent of the bubble of destructive magic Odette and Jean Bob are trapped in towards the end of ''TheSwanPrincess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom''.
* ** The pony who declares "She is correct!" after Twilight gives the square root of 545 during "The Failure Song" is named [[BillNyeTheScienceGuy Professor Bill Neigh]].
* In One "One Bad Apple, during Apple"
** During
a montage, a (slightly modified) rendition of Series/TheATeam theme can clearly be heard.
* ** When Babs occupies the CMC's treehouse, Sweetie Belle cries like [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Numbuh 3]]
* ** In the opening of One Bad Apple, opening, one of Apple Bloom's outfits includes glasses with [[{{Transmetropolitan}} one rectangular lens and one round lens]].
* "Magic Dual"
**
Twilight's training with Zecora in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]" shares some similarities with the one [[TheEmpireStrikesBack Luke]] once went through, taking place in the [[TheLostWoods local lost woods of sorts]], having a mentor who puts a lot of emphasis on concentration and likes to [[RhymesOnADime talk funny]], down to the training itself involving levitating objects while standing on water - and failing due to similar distractions. Not to mention that Trixie's dark cloak and red magic aura make her look very much like a Sith Lord.



* In "Sleepless in Ponyville", the scene where Scootaloo tries to run away from the Headless Horse is reminiscent of the last part of Disney's ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' and the final shot of Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash flying is similar to the final shots of the Superman movies.

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* In "Sleepless in Ponyville", the Ponyville"
** The
scene where Scootaloo tries to run away from the Headless Horse is reminiscent of the last part of Disney's ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' and the final shot of Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash flying is similar to the final shots of the Superman movies.
1st May '16 12:09:33 PM ByronFenetre
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** Twilight's test for evidence to support Pinkie's sixth sense uses an electrode-studded helmet alike to that of 1995 Doc Brown from "Back to the Future." Also both helmets fail to deliver on the tasks they were made for.

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** Twilight's test for evidence to support Pinkie's sixth sense uses an electrode-studded helmet alike to that of 1995 1955 Doc Brown from "Back to the Future." Also both helmets fail to deliver on the tasks they were made for.
1st May '16 12:06:47 PM ByronFenetre
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** Twilight's test for evidence to support Pinkie's sixth sense uses an electrode-studded helmet alike to that of 1995 Doc Brown from "Back to the Future." Also both helmets fail to deliver on the tasks they were made for.



** Starlight and Trixie face similar predicaments to Sunset Shimmer's from the "Rainbow Rocks" spinoff. Additionally, Starlight twice mentions enslaving masses with mind control, echoing Sunset's stratagem at the end of the first Equestria Girls movie.

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** Starlight and Trixie face similar predicaments to Sunset Shimmer's from the "Rainbow Rocks" spinoff. Additionally, Starlight twice mentions enslaving masses with mind control, echoing Sunset's stratagem at the end of the first Equestria Girls movie.
30th Apr '16 11:53:29 AM ByronFenetre
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** The confrontation between Starlight, Trixie, and Twilight concludes with Starlight running off feeling betrayed and Twilight contemptuously tells Trixie "I hope you're happy!" Though Twilight said this line earlier in Season One's 'Look Before You Sleep,' the circumstances necessitating the statement in that episode had less in common with the 'I hope you're happy' intro to 'Defying Gravity' sung by Elphaba and Galinda in "Wicked." Summarily, Twilight's second utterance of "I hope you're happy," was more in theme and mood to "Wicked's" use of the statement.

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** The confrontation between Starlight, Trixie, and Twilight concludes with Starlight running off feeling betrayed used by Trixie and Twilight contemptuously tells Trixie telling the latter, "I hope you're happy!" Though Twilight said this line earlier in Season One's 'Look Before You Sleep,' the circumstances circumstance necessitating the statement in that episode had less in common with the 'I hope you're happy' intro to 'Defying Gravity' sung by Elphaba and Galinda in "Wicked." Summarily, Twilight's second utterance of "I hope you're happy," in 'No Second Prances' was more in theme and mood to "Wicked's" use of the statement.
30th Apr '16 11:47:18 AM ByronFenetre
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** The symbol adorning the top of Trixie's stage resembles the "hammer and sickle" once used to identify Communist factions. Note, however that the sickle is really a crescent moon and the hammer a wand with spark graphic in this episode.
** Starlight and Trixie face similar predicaments to Sunset Shimmer's from the "Rainbow Rocks" spinoff.

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** The symbol adorning the top of Trixie's stage is Trixie's cutie mark, but the enlarged figure resembles the "hammer and sickle" once used to identify Communist factions. Note, however that the sickle This is really not as visible when Trixie's cutie mark is on her flank, hence why such a crescent moon and the hammer a wand with spark graphic similarity is harder to suggest in this episode.
her earlier episodes.
** Starlight and Trixie face similar predicaments to Sunset Shimmer's from the "Rainbow Rocks" spinoff. Additionally, Starlight twice mentions enslaving masses with mind control, echoing Sunset's stratagem at the end of the first Equestria Girls movie.
30th Apr '16 9:45:47 AM ByronFenetre
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** Probably a similarity, but the poster for Trixie's magic show thematically resembles the album covers for rock band Styx's "The Grand Illusion," and "Crystal Ball;" and Electric Light Orchestra's (ELO) "Discovery;" the classic novel cover for "The Great Gatzby," and the novel cover appearing at the end of Season 4's MLP:FiM episode 'Daring Don't.'

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** Probably a similarity, but subject with more similarities than those to be presented is the poster for Trixie's magic show show. It thematically resembles the album covers for rock band Styx's "The Grand Illusion," and "Crystal Ball;" and Electric Light Orchestra's (ELO) "Discovery;" the classic novel cover for "The Great Gatzby," and the novel cover appearing at the end of Season 4's MLP:FiM episode 'Daring Don't.'


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** Starlight and Trixie face similar predicaments to Sunset Shimmer's from the "Rainbow Rocks" spinoff.
30th Apr '16 9:34:29 AM ByronFenetre
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** The confrontation between Starlight, Trixie, and Twilight concludes with Starlight running off feeling betrayed and Twilight contemptuously tells Trixie "I hope you're happy!" Though Twilight said this line earlier in Season One's 'Look Before You Sleep,' the circumstances necessitating the statement in that episode had less in common with the 'I hope you're happy' intro to 'Defying Gravity' sung by Elphaba and Galinda in "Wicked." Summarily, Twilight's second utterance of "I hope you're happy," was more in theme and mood to "Wicked's" use of the statement.
** Hoofdini is a pun on Houdini.
** The symbol adorning the top of Trixie's stage resembles the "hammer and sickle" once used to identify Communist factions. Note, however that the sickle is really a crescent moon and the hammer a wand with spark graphic in this episode.
30th Apr '16 9:14:45 AM ByronFenetre
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** Ember shares her name with another female dragon from "Spyro: A Hero's Tail," an installment from the original series pre-dating the reboot and the current Skylanders"' franchise. The sleek appearance of MLP:FiM's Ember, however is more reminiscent to Cynder in the "Legend of Spyro" trilogy and the 2010's series. Furthermore, unlike quadrupedal Ember from the "Spyro the Dragon" series and Cynder from the reboot and current video game lineup, Equestria's Ember is bipedal and blue rather than pink or black.

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** Ember shares her name with another female dragon from "Spyro: A Hero's Tail," an installment from the original series pre-dating the reboot and the current Skylanders"' "Skylanders"' franchise. The sleek appearance of MLP:FiM's Ember, however is more reminiscent to Cynder in the "Legend of Spyro" trilogy and the 2010's series. Furthermore, unlike quadrupedal Ember from the "Spyro the Dragon" series and Cynder from the reboot and current video game lineup, Equestria's Ember is bipedal and blue rather than pink or black.black.
* "No Second Prances"
** Probably a similarity, but the poster for Trixie's magic show thematically resembles the album covers for rock band Styx's "The Grand Illusion," and "Crystal Ball;" and Electric Light Orchestra's (ELO) "Discovery;" the classic novel cover for "The Great Gatzby," and the novel cover appearing at the end of Season 4's MLP:FiM episode 'Daring Don't.'
29th Apr '16 7:17:29 PM ByronFenetre
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** Applejack tells Bon Bon/Sweetie Drops "Ya'll Come Back Now, ya hear!" after reimbursing her for the hassle Apple Bloom threw on her. That line refers to the sign-off of "The Beverly Hillbillies," made through its title song at the end of each episode as sung by Flatt and Scruggs.



* In "Party of One" during her SanitySlippage, Pinkie Pie voices a pile of rocks that she gives the name Franchise/{{Rocky}} and also a [[Creator/SylvesterStallone certain accent]].

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* In "Party of One" during One"
** Just before Pinkie loses her cool, Applejack gives her an excuse ending in the line "That's my story and I'm sticking to it," (both a lyric and title reference to country song "That's My Story," from Collin Raye).
** During
her SanitySlippage, Pinkie Pie voices a pile of rocks that she gives the name Franchise/{{Rocky}} and also a [[Creator/SylvesterStallone certain accent]].
28th Apr '16 9:05:00 PM ByronFenetre
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** This episode is the first of several featuring Applejack's rousing orchestral "galloping theme," which has plain similarities yet equally distinct differences with the "Bonanza" television series banjo theme. As seen later in the series, the most prominent episode featuring Applejack's "galloping theme" is in the pre-title scene for Season 2's "The Last Roundup."

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** This episode is the first of several (including Season One's "Swarm of the Century") featuring Applejack's rousing orchestral "galloping theme," which has plain similarities yet equally distinct differences with the "Bonanza" television series banjo theme. As seen later in the series, the most prominent episode featuring Applejack's "galloping theme" is in the pre-title scene for Season 2's "The Last Roundup."



** Fluttershy's hummingbird friend [[Creator/ErnestHemingway Hummingway]]. Hummingway previously appeared by name in Season One's "A Bird in the Hoof."

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** Fluttershy's hummingbird friend [[Creator/ErnestHemingway Hummingway]]. Hummingway This particular hummingbird previously appeared by name in Season One's "A Bird in the Hoof."
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