->'''Twilight:''' Dear sweet Celestia! Discord, the god of chaos, has returned from his stone imprisonment to lay waste to everything and everyone we hold dear! Spike, we have only one option: we must locate the Elements of Harmony!\\
'''Spike:''' ''([[EstablishingSeriesMoment lights and smokes a bong]])'' Yeah. Far out, dude.
-->--"DRESS.MOV"

''PONY.MOV'' is a flash series created by MaxGilardi. It's basically ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' if it was created by Creator/JohnKricfalusi and involves a metric ton of MindScrew. The basic premise is the same as the show--[[SliceOfLife ponies doing...stuff]]. Except with a much [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]], more [[NauseaFuel grotesque]] twist. And [[CatchPhrase swag]].

The main series of videos:
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxAJqvslV7M APPLE.MOV]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpH-SmtnOqI DRESS.MOV]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH-yA8U2XgI SHED.MOV]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGFIumhNiM0 MAGIC.MOV]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vXNTCpM6rE PARTY.MOV]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQaisack_jc SWAG.MOV]]''

Side videos:
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr1_6yA-QvI Uh Oh]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipAraK0WzB0 HE'S COMING]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7YA5F5EWwI Watch out, Ashleigh]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tVbhc3kn4c SPIKE.MOV]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93kBPeH1w8c CRUSH. KILL. DESTROY. SWAG.]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgMb9pEMqD8 Hotdiggedydemon Panel Cartoon #1]]'' (shown to [=TrotCon=]; a nearly identical one was made for Everfree Northwest that only changes Spike's mouth animation and what he says)
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moHojarfb9o Hotdiggedydemon Panel Cartoon #2]]'' (shown to Pon3 and Canterlot Gardens)

Behind-the-scenes videos:
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ViaVRnD5ak Adventures in Animating 1]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzBM2iLAprE Adventures in Animating 2]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDdpvC4Jmwg Adventures in Animating 3]]'' (possibly)
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKTswIWGzo4 Adventures In Animating 4!!!!]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAP6E4mtRfA ADVENTURES IN ANIMATING REBORN]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApztJqdhQIM Adventures In Animating: GOD BLESS AMERICA]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktjsmljIRyw Sneak preview]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dib2_dcJmos effects takeone]]''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkzty3vXYag Behind the Scenes]]'' (3D Pony houses)
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkzty3vXYag SWAG.MOV: Behind The Scenes]]''

PONY.MOV is a spinoff of the Blog/AskAPony blog[=/=]webcomic ''Blog/AskJappleack''. Gilardi also made a {{Twitter}} for [[https://twitter.com/#!/MLPaco Paco]] from "DRESS.MOV", "SPIKE.MOV", and "PARTY.MOV".
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!!PONY.MOV contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Pinkie Pie says her dad makes her [[GroinAttack put glass in her vagina]]. When she publishes an autobiography about it in "PARTY.MOV", her parents claim it's all lies. She begrudgingly admits that was indeed just a lie she told to [[AttentionWhore get attention]].
* AffectionateParody: As [[BlackComedy dark]], [[{{Gorn}} violent]], and [[GrossoutShow disgusting]] as this series is, you can still tell that Max made it out of love.
* AIIsACrapshoot: R-Dash 5000
* AndStarring: KiraBuckland as Twilight Sparkle.
* AnimalGenderBender: Despite being female equines, Rarity has man-tits and Rainbow Dash has male nipples.
** Rainbow Dash gains man-muscles [[spoiler:when fighting Discord]].
* {{Animesque}}: [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash for a scene in "SWAG.MOV".]]
* AnythingThatMoves: Pinkie Pie.
-->'''Spike:''' She'd fuck anything. Chicks, dudes...didn't matter. Fat guys, skinny guys, guys who climb on rocks. Dogs, cats, squirrels, bugs. Snails. She fucked a snail. I watched her fuck a snail once. That sounds weird, right? Just hearing me say it? Imagine how weird it was to ''see'' it. ''She fucked. A snail.''
* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:Discord, Wolflor, the R-Dash 5000's, and all sorts of other natural disasters cause a Class 0 when they destroy Ponyville. Then Rainbow Dash pulls off a Class X-4 with her Sonic Rainboom. Fortunately, Rainbow Dash causes a CosmicRetcon that prevents either from happening]].
* [[spoiler:AprilFoolsDay]]: The punchline of "SPIKE.MOV".
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
-->'''R-Dash 2000:''' ''Crush, Kill, Destroy, Swag.''
* ArtShift:
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipAraK0WzB0 HE'S COMING]]" is made from clips of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the actual show]].
** In "SHED.MOV", Fluttershy changes into her design from the show at the very end.
** When Twilight accidentally summons a demon to help Discord destroy Ponyville in "MAGIC.MOV", she and Spike have a ReactionShot that very much resembles ''TheSimpsons''.
* AssPull: {{Invoked|Trope}} and PlayedForLaughs. [[spoiler:The Elements of Harmony were up Spike's nose the entire time]].
* AssShove: More like an Ass Poke, but Twilight Sparkle does this to Fluttershy using her horn in "DRESS.MOV".
** "Hey, hey, hey! Quit poking me with your thing!"
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope}} and {{averted|Trope}}; Twilight attempts to resurrect Rainbow Dash in "MAGIC.MOV", but to no effect. Then she comes back in "SWAG.MOV" and reveals she was only in a coma; her friends merely ''assumed'' she was dead after [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat she was vertically sliced in half with a chainsaw]].]]
** [[spoiler:Apple Bloom (and, by extension, Princess Celestia) is also alive again thanks to a CosmicRetcon caused by Rainbow Dash]].
* BadBoss: Rarity to her "family" of illegal Mexican immigrants.
* BadSamaritan: Rarity.
* BalloonBelly: Applejack after eating tons of apples in "APPLE.MOV".
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:The Sword of the Holy Titans. {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Ask Jappleack'' because, while powerful, there was no way for Jappleack and the Equestria Prime ponies to actually use it due to its size. Thankfully, Rainbow Dash becomes a giant to fight Discord in "SWAG.MOV", making her big enough to wield it.]]
* BiggerOnTheInside: Fluttershy's shed.
* BittersweetEnding: In "SWAG.MOV", [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash stops Discord [[BroughtDownToNormal at the cost of her wings]]]].
* BlackComedy
* BlackComedyRape: Lyra Sanchez, unabashed rape victim.
* BlatantLies: Spike - "This isn't a drug! *cough*" ''[[HypocriticalHumor (after having taken a hit from a bong)]]''
** See InsistentTerminology below for Rarity.
* BloodierAndGorier: In "SWAG.MOV", [[spoiler:Ponyville gets flooded with Discord's blood]].
** BloodyHilarious
* BookEnds: The series ends as it began: [[spoiler:with Applejack eating a shitload of apples]].
* ButtMonkey: Spike.
* BrainFood: In "SHED.MOV", [[spoiler:Fluttershy threatens to eat Rainbow Dash's brain.]]
* BrawlerLock: [[spoiler:Between Discord and Rainbow Dash in "SWAG.MOV".]]
* BrokenAngel: [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash loses her wings in the battle against Discord in "SWAG.MOV".]]
* CallBack: In "PARTY.MOV", when Twilight tries to hold an intervention for Pinkie, she notices all her other friends are missing and asks Spike:
-->'''Twilight:''' This is supposed to be an intervention! Where is everypony?\\
'''Spike:''' [[spoiler: Applejack's in a coma, Rarity's being held hostage by Mexicans, Fluttershy's in the nuthouse, and Rainbow Dash is dead]]. Anymore questions, smartass?
** "Oh dear god, it got in my mouth again!"
* CanonDiscontinuity: Invoked in the Panel Cartoons to explain [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash being not dead.]]
** [[spoiler:The CosmicRetcon in "SWAG.MOV" rewinds history to the very beginning of "SHED.MOV", well after the period Rarity is being held hostage by the immigrants from "DRESS.MOV". With her appearance here, she is completely fine, with no visible body damage or explanation how she escaped.]]
* CerebusSyndrome: A common trend in the series. "MAGIC.MOV" [[{{Flanderization}} flanderizes]] almost all of the wackiness out of Twilight to turn her into a bland StraightMan, and "PARTY.MOV" turns Pinkie into a whorish celebrity addicted to parties. While this works on an individual level (each video uses a characterization that acts as an accurate parody of the character), this results in a bizarre case of one-man DependingOnTheWriter.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Spike slowly grows more cynical and frustrated with the weirdness surrounding him.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The Sword of the Holy Titans is mentioned in the ''Ask Jappleack'' blog by Twilight Prime, but she states no one is big enough to wield it. In "SWAG.MOV", the ''.MOV'' universe's Twilight summons it for a giant Rainbow Dash to use to finish off Discord.]]
* ChildByRape: Apparently, Lyra Heartstrings is pregnant with twins due to being raped. She doesn't really seem to care about the rape part, though.
* ComedicSociopathy
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When trying to recall what Fluttershy keeps telling everyone about her shed[[note]]"Stay outta my shed!"[[/note]]:
-->'''Spike:''' [[BlatantLies I think she said we're always welcome in her shed!]]
* ContinuityLockout: "SWAG.MOV" features plot elements from the ''Ask Jappleack'' Tumblr, particularly [[spoiler:the Sword of the Holy Titans, which Rainbow Dash uses to vanquish Discord]]. Applejack even explicitly references her adventures there.
* CoolSword: [[spoiler:The Sword of the Holy Titans. Not only is it ''gigantic'', it's powerful enough to OneHitKill Discord.]]
* [[spoiler:CosmicRetcon: After Rainbow Dash destroys the universe at the start of "SWAG.MOV", the universe resets itself to the moment Apple Bloom gets her cutie mark, giving Rainbow Dash the chance to keep history from repeating itself.]]
* CountryMatters: A couple pop up during the series. In "PARTY.MOV", Pinkie even has it written on her shirt!
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Everyone in this magical, colorful land of ponies is either retarded, a jerk, or completely nuts. Plus, we have slavery, cannibalistic psychopaths, and a giant monster who rampages through the city. Oddly for this trope, the authorities are quite competent, with police and doctors doing their jobs and taking matters seriously. [[spoiler:It's improved a bit at the end of the series, since Discord's been killed (the other two monsters are {{Ret Gone}}d in the process), Fluttershy's sane, and at least two of the Mane Cast have [[TookALevelInKindness Taken a Level in Kindness]]. Applejack, after her CharacterDevelopment, also resolves to start teaching others what friendship and compassion really mean to help make it a better place]].
* {{Crossover}}: With [[spoiler:''WackyGameJokez4Kidz'']] at the end of "SPIKE.MOV".
* CrueltyRichLeather: [[spoiler:Fluttershy's shed has skinned critters all over the walls and a skinned Derpy as a toaster cozy.]]
* CrushKillDestroy [[CatchPhrase Swag]]: The [[{{Trope 2000}} R-Dash 5000]]
* CutShort: [[PlayingWithATrope Max claimed in a]] [[https://twitter.com/hotdiggedydemon/status/216966594063114240 tweet]] that [[BlatantLies "PARTY.MOV" was canceled]].
* DeadBabyComedy: The series begins to move toward this around "SHED.MOV".
* DeadpanSnarker: Spike.
* DeathByRacism: {{Downplayed|Trope}}; she doesn't die, but Rarity gets quite a "[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown generous beating]]" from the illegal Mexican immigrants whom she forces to make her dresses.
* DemBones: [[spoiler:In "SHED.MOV", the skinned critters come to life during the musical number.]]
* DerangedAnimation: It looks like {{Spumco}} made it.
* DespairEventHorizon: At the start of "SWAG.MOV", [[spoiler:Twilight is dejected that she failed to find the Elements of Harmony to stop Discord, and that none of her so-called friends did anything to help.]]
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: While coked up, Pinkie rants about it to passing musicians.
-->'''Pinkie:''' What would you do if RingoStarr just waltzed into your house and stole your...uh...favorite dress?!\\
'''Octavia:''' I think I'd mostly just be confused?
* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: Rarity breaks her routine of abusing her workforce to gaze at her reflection, calling herself "the most beautiful creature in all of Equestria".
* DistractedByTheSexy: Upon entering Fluttershy's [[spoiler: corpse filled]] shed, the first thing both Spike and Rainbow Dash notice is the porn.
* DramaticIrony: From Paco's Twitter:
--> "Today is Hearts and Hooves Day. Meesus Rarity gave me a chocolate-covered heart. She said she found it outside Meesus Fluttershy's shed."
* DwindlingParty: The mane cast gets gradually smaller as the shorts progress. As of "PARTY.MOV", Twilight is the only Element bearer still able to do anything. [[spoiler:This is undone due to a CosmicRetcon.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The episodes' plots mature over time, going from completely random, absurd, and even abstract in structure, to more straightforward, plot-driven, and comprehensible.
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: As surprising as it sounds, they actually do. After the resurrected Rainbow Dash performs a Sonic Rainboom and destroys the universe, she resets history to the point in time when Apple Bloom would've died (saving her life in the process). This also turns Rainbow Dash into a giant...somehow. In the end she beheads Discord with [[ChekhovsGun the Sword of the Holy Titans]] summoned by Twilight, not only saving Ponyville, but preventing most of the other disasters from ever happening at all. The ending has Ponyville rebuilt, the Mane Six on good terms again, and Applejack even keeps her CharacterDevelopment from ''Ask Jappleack''.]]
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:Dashzilla and the Sword of the Holy Titans.]]
* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives: Well, aside from Derpy (who remains a decorative toaster cozy) and some innocent civilians (who lost their lives in Discord's rampage and battle with Dashzilla), all consequential characters survive in "SWAG.MOV" thanks to the CosmicRetcon.]]
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: From "DRESS.MOV" to "MAGIC.MOV", the series seems to take place within the course of one day ("DRESS.MOV" taking place in the morning, "SHED.MOV" taking place later in the day, "MAGIC.MOV" taking place at night, and so on).
* EyeAwaken: [[spoiler: Discord's severed head opens its eyes after landing back on ground. This isn't done for horror, because he's landed in Fluttershy's shed...]]
* FanDisservice: Rarity's bitch-tits and Twilight's clopping.
* FanRemake: [[http://youtu.be/U1vx7aCKZAw This video]], remaking most of SHED.MOV in [=Source FilmMaker=].
* FatBastard: Rarity from "DRESS.MOV" onward.
* FeatherFingers: Parodied a few times. In "SHED.MOV" Fluttershy inexplicably gains fingers (which she snaps) for a moment. Even better, in "MAGIC.MOV", Twilight's hoof suddenly sprouts a finger for the sole sake of pressing a button; the same thing happens with Pinkie in "PARTY.MOV", who sprouts a finger for the sake of tapping on the bench she's sitting on.
* {{Flanderization}}: Spike's stoner personality is based on three main canon concepts; the way it looks when he burns letters and sends them to Princess Celestia; a RunningGag within the fanon where certain frames appears as if he has "stoner eyes" (the middle of his blinking animation, where any character can look "stoned"); and of course, his scale colors ([[MemeticMutation green and purple]]).
* FilmingForEasyDub: Almost no mouths at all appear in ''Panel #2.''
* FourthWallMailSlot: We have [[https://twitter.com/#!/MLPaco Paco's Twitter account]]. [[TheChewToy Just don't tell Meesus Rarity.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Fluttershy's cutie mark [[BewareTheNiceOnes is a bloody knife]].
--->"Stay outta my shed!"
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the ''Ask Jappleack'' blog, it is established that apples have their own system of letters, replacing the standard A-Z with different shaped apple symbols. On the bottom of Pinkie's vodka bottle in "PARTY.MOV", there's a sentence written in the apple's language. Translated, it reads "[[spoiler: [[{{Foreshadowing}} APPLE BLOOM NEVER DIED]]]]".
** At a single point in "SWAG.MOV", when [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash takes the Sword of the Titans]], the words "THIS IS SO FUCKING RETARDED OH MY GOD I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M ANIMATING THIS" appear.
** The penny Paco picks up in "SWAG.MOV" reads "In Twilus We Trust". [[spoiler:Twilus, of course, is the leader of the Holy Titans who created the multiverse.]]
** The labels on Pinkie's alcohol bottle in "PARTY.MOV", aside from the message in apple language, read "CAUTION!! EXTREMELY LAME freeze-frame gag", "WARNING! BOOZE -- made from flowers or something I guess", and "Caution. Do not apply to open flame. Keep away from heat and open flame. Do not feed to babies unless you're really bored or something. I don't know. That might be funny I guess. A drunk baby. He would be like oh man googoo gaga I am so wasted I'm going to puke my strained peas all over my crib LOLOLOLOLOL."
* FurryReminder: Twilight poops just like a real horse.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: For the TrotCon videos, which were required to be PG-rated at most, [[TheStoner Spike]] [[BlatantLies claims]] that his jaundiced and baggy eyes are because he "didn't get any sleep last night."
* GoneHorriblyWrong: Twilight's [[spoiler:resurrection spell for Rainbow Dash]] instead summons the demon Wolflor.
** GoneHorriblyRight: She succeeds in making a robot duplicate of Rainbow Dash, but it goes on a murderous rampage.
* GrandFinale: "SWAG.MOV".
* GrossoutShow
* HighPressureBlood: Pinkie's period.
** [[spoiler:Also occurs when Discord [[OffWithHisHead is beheaded]], [[BloodierAndGorier flooding the entire town with his blood]].]]
* HoldYourHippogriffs: {{Discussed|Trope}} by Spike, as he asks what the point of saying "anypony" instead of "anybody" is. It's become something of a trademark annoyance for him in the Trotcon video.
* {{Homage}}: "SHED.MOV" has clear shades of {{Carrie}}, including a near-recreation of the blood prank, the only difference being the [[NauseaFuel source of the blood]].
* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Spike:''' C'mon, everybody knows drugs are dangerous. ''(lights bong, inhales)'' This isn't a drug.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each episode follows the naming scheme "''[single word related to the contents of the video]''.MOV".
* InMemoriam: SWAG.MOV parodies this, dedicating to [[Creator/LaurenFaust Lauren Faust]], creator of the original show. Her final words: [[CrossesTheLineTwice "My greatest dream is a world without Jews"]] (A CallBack to his [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog SONIC]]: Too Fast? video). Lauren herself tweeted about this:
-->'''Lauren:''' What?!?! I can't believe I was misquoted on my deathbed! I said booze! BOOZE! I'm a prohibitionist!
* [[InformedAbility Informed Trait]]: Assuming the bearers of the elements are the same as in canon, most of the ponies count--Rarity is far from generous, Fluttershy is...[[AxCrazy not particularly kind]], Pinkie Pie is revealed to be [[HiddenDepths a very depressed pony]], [[JerkAss and there's barely any loyalty seen from Rainbow Dash]] ([[spoiler:though she does show it in "SWAG.MOV" when she protects Ponyville from Discord, even losing her wings in the process]]).
* InsistentTerminology: Rarity constantly refers to herself as being the most generous pony in all Ponyville.
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Every'' member of the Mane Cast. Some [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold less than others]].
* JumpScare: The endings of "SHED.MOV", "MAGIC.MOV", "PARTY.MOV", and the Panel Cartoons show [[spoiler: Psycho!Fluttershy's NightmareFace flying right at the screen]]. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in [[spoiler:"MAGIC.MOV", which gives off several moments where it looks like Rainbow Dash's corpse will suddenly spring up, but nothing happens]].
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Apple Bloom and Derpy Hooves]].
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Twilight.
* LarynxDissonance: [[CrossDressingVoices Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are voiced by Max Gilardi]], and it shows; they sound ''very'' male, the latter sounding like [[FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids Fat Albert]].
* LastPlaceYouLook: [[spoiler:The Elements of Harmony were in Spike's nose the whole time. It's only after Rainbow Dash defeats Discord with the Sword of the Holy Titans that the friends find them.]]
* LighterAndSofter: The [=HotDiggedyDemon=] Panel Cartoons, which are [[EnforcedTrope PG-rated]] compared to the rest of the series.
-->'''Spike:''' If anyone asks, my eyes are like this because I didn't get enough sleep last night.
* LiteralMetaphor:
-->'''Spike:''' [Pinkie] started chasin' that purple dragon...not me, 'cause I'm a purple dragon, but, I mean, like, heroin. [[LampshadeHanging It's a metaphor, look it up, you have the Internet!]]
* LyingCreator: According to the description for "PARTY.MOV", "In this episode of the PONY.MOV series, Pinkie Pie tries to find a new dress in time for the Grand Galloping Gala. Meanwhile, Spike and Twilight finally make out, and the R-Dash 5000 learns how to duplicate himself." Only one of those (the R-Dash 5000 learning how to duplicate itself) is true.
* {{Mondegreen}}: "Yeah, why don't you suck my dick[[note]]tit[[/note]] you dumb bitch." Expect to see this pointed out once every hour in the comments.
* MysteriousMiddleInitial:
** Spike T. Dragonowitz
** Flutters H. Shydale
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler:Discord overpowers and de-wings Dashzilla. Fortunately, Scootaloo is there to encourage her.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Twilight Sparkle's first two attempts to [[spoiler:revive/substitute Rainbow Dash, first by use of BlackMagic and then by creating a robot substitute,]] in "MAGIC.MOV". To a degree she succeeds in both, [[GoneHorriblyRight but not with the intended results]]; instead of fighting Discord, the attempts add to Ponyville's destruction. [[spoiler:And the reason she doesn't get the desired result? [[ShaggyDogStory Rainbow Dash isn't even dead, just in a coma!]]]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The announcer who declares Fluttershy to be Prom Queen in a flashback in "SHED.MOV" bears a strong physical and vocal resemblance to JeffFoxworthy.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently, the way Rarity coerced Paco into working for her involved a dropped ice cream cone.
* NotInTheFace: Rarity exclaims "Not my generous face!" upon receiving her [[JustForPun generous]] beating.
* OfficerOHara: The pony cop from "SHED.MOV" speaks with an Irish accent.
-->"Alright, alright, what's goin' on in here?"
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:The final defeat of Discord.]]
* OhMyGods: "Dear sweet Celestia!"
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash turning giant to battle Discord in "SWAG.MOV"]].
* OnlySaneMan: Spike is an amoral stoner, but is by far one of the sanest characters in the series, often calling attention to how bizarre or stupid their plans are.
-->'''Spike:''' [[LampshadeHanging Am I the only sane one in this crazy world of technicolor pony weirdos!?!]]
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: [[spoiler:Discord, upon [[OffWithHisHead getting beheaded]], releases enough blood to cause a ''tidal wave''. Justified, as he's a giant.]]
* OverlyLongGag: The entire point of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tVbhc3kn4c&feature=youtu.be&a SPIKE.MOV]]."
* PowerStrainBlackout: In "SWAG.MOV", [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash turns into a huge anthropomorphic pony to battle Discord. After finally killing him, she shrinks and faints]].
* PornStash: [[spoiler:Fluttershy's shed is revealed to be this in "SHED.MOV". Never mind the mutilated woodland animals hung up on the walls]].
* PutOnABus: Rarity all but disappears from the story at the end of "DRESS.MOV" after her sweatshop workers stage a revolution.
** TheBusCameBack: [[BackForTheFinale She returns in "SWAG.MOV"]].
* {{Pun}}: From "MAGIC.MOV":
** "I've heard of shock humor, but this is ridiculous!"
** "I guess it's true what they say. There really is no sense in beating a dead horse." *{{rimshot}}*
* PungeonMaster: In "MAGIC.MOV", Spike shows he is quite fond of making puns at every possible opportunity.
* ReactiveContinuousScream: This happens in "SWAG.MOV" [[spoiler:between Rainbow Dash and Spike after the former wakes up]].
* RefugeInAudacity: The main source of humor.
* RetGone: [[spoiler:The R-Dash 5000 and Wolflor after Rainbow Dash's Sonic Rainboom does a CosmicRetcon on Ponyville.]]
* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler:This seems to be the case with the Mane Cast when history resets itself after Rainbow Dash inadvertently destroys the universe, since they act as if everything that transpired between the reset point and the universe's destruction still happened.]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: [[spoiler:Fluttershy's shed.]]
* RunningGag: "Yo, ______! ...y'all right?"
* SameCharacterButDifferent: In "APPLE.MOV", [[FatBastard Rarity]] is thinner and doesn't have the upper-class voice she does in "DRESS.MOV".
* SanitySlippage: Twilight becomes gradually unhinged throughout "MAGIC.MOV" with each failed attempt to [[spoiler:bring back Rainbow Dash]].
* ScreamerPrank: [[spoiler:The ending of the Panel Cartoons, which show Fluttershy's "WHILE I EAT YOUR BRAINS!" face with a blood-curling scream.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle in "SHED.MOV" right before [[spoiler:Apple Bloom gets crushed by Discord]].
** Spike and Pinkie Pie bolt in the same episode right when [[spoiler:Fluttershy arrives in her shed with a chainsaw]].
* SerialEscalation: You'll notice that the episodes just get edgier.
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The plot of Twilight trying to resurrect Rainbow Dash in "MAGIC.MOV" is rendered completely moot when "SWAG.MOV" reveals Rainbow Dash was never dead to begin with]].
** "SWAG.MOV" opens with [[spoiler:Twilight failing to save Ponyville because she failed to find the Elements of Harmony, which were [[LastPlaceYouLook stuck up Spike's nose the whole time]].]]
* ShoutOut:
** Applejack's NightmareFace and [[PowerEchoes distorted voice]] when demanding "More apples..." is a shoutout to Tarman from ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead''.
** The second half of "APPLE.MOV" is a shout out to ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
** "SHED.MOV" has one towards ''{{Carrie}}''.
** Wolflor the demon wears a ''Music/WolfMother'' T-shirt.
** Fluttershy's mask at the end of "SHED.MOV" looks a lot like the one worn by [[TheSilenceOfThelambs Hannibal Lecter]]
** Fluttershy, being an expy to FatAlbert, sings a song that is a variation of her source's theme song.
** Twilight Sparkle's cutie mark is in the shape of the "stick man" [[BlairWitchProject Blair Witch]] symbol
** Paco's theory as to why [[spoiler: the planes are disappearing]]? [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Heartless]].
** In "PARTY.MOV", Spike mentions that, in relation to Pinkie's scandals, among those she fucks include "fat guys, skinny guys, guys who climb on rocks", in reference to the old Armour Hot Dog jingles.
** A very drunk Pinkie once says a slurred, Wiseau-like "[[Film/TheRoom Don't touch me, motherfucker!]]"
** The pony a coked-up Pinkie rants about music piracy to has a [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion NERV]] cutie mark. This is a pony version of Garrett Hunter from Mega64, whose band "Slowdraw the Hungry Eskimo" was featured in the previous episode.
** One of the paparazzi in "PARTY.MOV" is a pony medley of [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} John, Jake, and Karkat]].
** At the very beginning of "PARTY.MOV", when Spike is channel surfing, ponified versions of ''TheSimpsons'', ''HomeMovies'', and ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' appear. Not to mention the entire video is one to {{E}}!'s celebrity stories.
** The beginning of the fight between Rainbow Dash and Discord is a shout out to Megas XLR.
** The Panel Cartoon has Pinkie and RD(!) playing ''[[ShowWithinAShow WolfPuncher II]]'', which has a Game Over screen with [[FriendshipIsWitchcraft Sweetie Belle talking in a robot voice.]]
** Among the ponified cameos who get [[spoiler:crushed under RD's butt]] in SWAG.MOV: [[WebVideo/HeyAshWhatchaPlayin Anthony and Ashley Burch]], the {{Mega64}} guys, the WebVideo/GameGrumps, Webcomic/TheAnimeClub, and [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} John, Rose, Dave, and Jade]].
** When Spike [[spoiler:sees the tidal wave of blood coming]], he says, [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} "I hate Mondays"]].
** The "credits" in "SPIKE.MOV" resemble those from ''{{Seinfeld}}''. Complete with the appropriate BGM and weird names.
* SpeciesSurname: Spike T. Dragonowitz.
* SquashedFlat: Twilight at the end of "DRESS.MOV".
* TheStinger: [[spoiler:At the end of the credits of "SWAG.MOV", we see Fluttershy having tea in her shed (which doesn't appear to have any of the animal corpses from before) when Discord's head lands on it. He opens his eye to see Fluttershy glaring at him and saying "You're in my shed."]]
* TheStoner: Spike.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie in "APPLE.MOV".
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Woah-ho-ho-ho, Applejack! You eat all those apples, you're gonna get a wicked bad tummy ache!\\
''(later)''\\
'''Pinkie Pie:''' Man, Applejack! You eat all those apples, you're gonna get a wicked bad tummy ache!\\
'''Rainbow Dash:''' Aw, no way, I just said the same thing, you crazy cunt! Heheheh!
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: Applejack. [[spoiler:Rainbow Dash, literally.]]
* SubvertedKidsShow
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Spike, when faced with [[spoiler:an AxCrazy Fluttershy]]:
-->'''Spike:''' Well, we're fucked.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Lyra and Bon Bon in "PARTY.MOV".
* ThoseWackyNazis: Twilight's real last name is "Mengele".
* TimeSkip: "SWAG.MOV" starts one year after [[spoiler:Discord destroys Ponyville]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: Spike in "SWAG.MOV". Though already a total {{Jerkass}} in his own right, he still seems pretty affable and only gets angry for good reason in previous episodes (such as Pinkie spraying him with menstrual blood in "PARTY.MOV"). [[spoiler:Then Applejack returns, prompting a virtual "Who gives a fuck" from Spike, who then proceeds to verbally bash her when she tries to tell them about her adventure. Keep in mind that the latter was in a coma for five episodes, and barely did anything to provoke this over-the-top assholish behaviour from Spike.]]
* UnEntendre: In "MAGIC.MOV" Spike delivers this gem:
-->'''Twilight:''' I'm going to try a black magic resurrection spell.\\
'''Spike:''' How about you resurrect my penis. (''{{beat}}'') With sex.
* UngratefulBastard: Everyone's reaction to Applejack returning not just from her coma, but also from [[spoiler:saving their very existence]]:
-->'''Spike:''' Nobody cares, you stupid cunt, shut your fucking mouth, oh my god shut up shut up, a million times shut up, I'm going to kill you, shut up. Nobody cares.
* UnusualEuphemism: Pinkie refers to her genitals as her "pretty pink princess" in "PARTY.MOV".
* ValleyGirl: Bon Bon.
-->'''Bon Bon:''' I'm texting my dog.
* VillainousIncest: [[spoiler:Discord and Wolflor are revealed to be brothers in the Jappleack blog. Discord ends up humping Wolflor in "PARTY.MOV"]].
* VillainSong: [[spoiler:"Gunna Eat'cha Brains" for Fluttershy, sung in the tune of the ''FatAlbert'' theme song.]]
* VisualPun: Selfish, greedy Rarity constantly talks about how generous she is. There are only two generous things about her in this show: her obese figure, and the beating she gets when her Mexican workers start a "''revolución''".
* VolumetricMouth: "''RARITY!!!'' Get your fat ass out here and help me find the Elements!!"
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Several in "PARTY.MOV".
* WildTake
* WritersBlock: Twilight struggles to write a letter to Princess Celestia because she hasn't learned anything, so she screws it up and throws it in the trash, which is full of other balls of screwed up paper. [[spoiler:Not that Princess Celestia is even alive at that point]]...
* WrongGenreSavvy: Twilight's theories about ressurecting cadavers are all from movies, and she doesn't understand why they don't work. [[spoiler:It's because the one dead body she tries bringing back, Rainbow Dash, isn't dead]].
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:Apple Bloom gets squished by Discord moments after earning her cutie mark]].
** In "SWAG.MOV", Paco finds a penny on the ground. [[spoiler:Then he gets hit by a tidal wave of blood.]]
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