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* AccidentalAesop: Sleep deprivation makes you a silly pony
* AccidentalInnuendo: "Are you saying my mouth is making promises my legs can't keep?"
* FridgeHorror: If the StealthPun about steering clear was meant as one in-universe, it means castrated cattle exist.
* JerkassWoobie: Applejack's stubbornness and arrogance leads her to work herself into a disoriented wreck, causing a lot of collateral damage in the process. By the end of the episode her strain and symptoms become unsettlingly realistic (if still humorous) and you end up feeling for her when she reached the point where she not just caves in to Twilight's offering, but outright ''begs for it''.
* MemeticMutation:
** [=DashFace=] (a.k.a. the "SO AWESOME!" face, or Why Wub Woo, the overly cute face Rainbow Dash makes in her speech)
** Derpy's {{Fanon}} love of muffins came from this episode where [[BeamMeUpScotty she's one of three ponies]] to say "Muffiiiins!" during the muffins scene.
** Applejack going "Oooooo!" has become rather popular.
* {{Squick}}: Spike finds the "baked bads" delicious. He even picks them ''from the trash.''


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