* EnsembleDarkHorse:
** [[SassyBlackWoman Sapphire Shores]] was somewhat popular within' the fandom at the time though not as popular as Photo Finish or Hoity Toity.
** The Diamond Dogs were popular despite being minor villains.
* FridgeBrilliance: Dogs have much better hearing, so of course they found Rarity's whining more annoying.
* HarsherInHindsight: In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess Secret of My Excess]]", Rarity revealed that she had been aware of Spike's crush for a long time. As early as this episode, we can see her exploiting this by flirting with him to get him to dig up jewels for her.
* HilariousInHindsight: Rarity asserts that "A lady is never jealous". The [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor very next episode]] involves her being jealous of Fluttershy.
** [[WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls Spike digs up several gems like a dog would]].
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Those who weren't fond of Rarity finally came to like her as a character in this episode.
* {{Wangst}}: Rarity is at her wangst-y best. She ''weaponizes'' whining to ultimately reverse the situation on the Diamond Dogs.


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