In Sapphire Stone, Daring's encounter with Ahuizotl's ferocious felines, including a tiger, a panther, a cheetah, a bobcat... and a cute white kitten.
In order to give Daring time to recover the Goblet, Storm Talon and Platinius distract a large cadre of Night Wings by pretending to be pirates.
Platinius: I can't believe that worked. Storm Talon: I told you, the enmity between pirate and ninja runs pretty bucking deep.
This joke is revisited in Cove Of Candles when, on Short Stuff's insistance, she and the Swinndell sisters try sneaking past the pirates as ninjas. It doesn't go as well, but works anyway because the pirates end up distracted by their debate on whether or not real-life ninjas go "Nin nin nin" and if turtles would make good ninjas.
Daring:NO! Please! Not the fridge! Not the fridge, it's disgusting! Please Ahuizotl, I'm begging you, if Celestia gave you an ounce of mercy, put me in any death trap you want, but please don't put me in that fridge!!!
Earlier, when Daring and Herpy attempt to hide from said attack in the University's geology lab. After a brief cutaway to Tabula and Rayback, the plot returns to the lab, and Daring checks the door to see if the coast is clear. It isn't, but:
Daring: Herpy, when I say run, run. Herpy: Have you thought up some clever plan, Professor? Daring: Yes, Herpy, I believe I have. Herpy: What are you going to do? Daring: Buck a rock at it.
As the previous/subsequent moment indicates, this one didn't end well.
Ghoul Dachshund's reaction to seeing Ahuizotl for the first time is priceless.
Ghoul: Some might say that seeing a huge mythological monster with bug-eyes and a hand on it's tail is probably a good reason to stop drinking. I say it's a darn good reason to keep drinking.
Daring one-upping Herpy at his own job in The Wooden Mask.
Herpy: Is she trying to make me look like an idiot? Calypso: AWWK! Too late! AWWK!
Daring's behavior around Desert Rose, after experiencing the Eyes of Fatima personally.
The entire chase through the Shanghay marketplace in Cove of Candles between Daring, Short Stuff, Miss Starlight, Swinn and Dell, and the Hoofstapo agents. The entire scene, from Daring outwitting her pursuers by hiding among the street vendors, to Short Stuff being chased by a burning, exploding fireworks cart, to Starlight commandeering Swinn and Dell's motorized wagon and using it to turn the tables on her chasers, to Swinn and Dell repeatedly hitting the same agent by accident with a heavy kettle (and always apologizing to him), is pure comedy gold.
Also is Ahizotl's reaction to Short Stuff biting his tail-hand;
What came out of Ahuizotl's mouth was not so much a cry of pain but a sonic explosion; A rapidly-expanding sphere of sound whose range soon covered all of Equestria. Birds in the Everfree Forest suddenly flew away from their perch. In her orbiting prison, Nightmare Moon wondered, "What the hay is that noise?"
From the same book, the scene where Swinn and Dell try their usual con-games on Starlight, who claimed earlier that she was un-scam-able.
Starlight: You two must really think I'm a moron, don't you? Swinn and Dell:Yes.
At one point in Temple of Nightmare Moon, Professor Storm Talon gets so mad he drops such a massive multilingual Cluster B Bomb that Daring claims he just used every swear word known in Equestria. When he realizes he'll start repeating himself, he proceeds to make new ones just to keep cursing.
It becomes a Brick Joke later when Daring finds out he proceeded to invent a new language just so he could make up new obscenities.
Herpy proceeds to note that Professor Storm Talon may have made history as the first inventor of a language for that specific purpose.
Herpy: Isn't this exciting, Daring? We're witnessing history in the making!
Bonus points: Daring uses it as her own personal code in several important correspondence.
Random pony overhearing Daring reading aloud: Excuse me, but why do you sound like you're swearing in griffon?
Diamond Dog commander Moonbarker's epic Oh Horseapples when he realizes that Super Serum or no Super Serum, he and what's left of his horde are helpless against Laurentia of the Red Mane.
Even Sebastius Mareton gets in on the action: he has very high propensity for Non-Sequitur Thuds when injured, usually referencing an unknown pony named Marv. For example, during Temple of Nightmare Moon:
Mareton:(After having several ribs broken by Bravado) Deal the cards, Marv! Shut up and deal the cards!
From Temple of Nightmare Moon, which Mareton shakes off quickly before his escape:
Mareton:(After being hit with a chair by Platinius) Gilligan! Where's the coconuts?
Again from Temple of Nightmare Moon,
Mareton:(After being punched in the teeth by Storm Talon) Marv? Why does my mouth taste like paaaaiiiiin?
A series encyclopedia reveals that 'Marv' used to be Mareton's partner, up until an argument broke out over scrabble. Marv's tombstone reads "Abriviations Do Not Count".
Early on in Temple of Nightmare Moon, Professor Nagridge needs to get Daring out of the way, so she makes a move to plant blackmail material on her. Page and Header help Nagridge, but while doing so, they get into one of their discussions on mythological fights, this time between Nightmare Moon and Tirek. Nagridge tells them to shut up... and that Nightmare Moon needed the more powerful artifact to be defeated.
In Legacy of Nightmare Moon, Herpy suggests he and Daring seal themselves inside a fridge to protect themselves against a massive explosion. Daring says she will criticize and point out how stupid that idea is if they survive.
Extra points for the fact that Daring spends so much time staring incredulously at him for that suggestion (presumably hoping that he wasn't being serious), she loses any chance of coming up with another plan.
Yes, the one time Daring couldn't undo a trap with her hat was a rather dark moment, but you have to appreciate this line.
After Daring delivers her Bad Ass line to Inti, - "Prepare to meet Nightmare Moon! IN TARTARUS!" - Coco's response?
Coco: I thought she was on the moon.
Daring has this really bizarre run-in with a pear vendor in Ponyville. Afterwards?
Daring:[very nonchalant] That was unusual. Well, Storm Talon won't be here for a while; I think I'll go roll.
Ahuizotl and Rex have this gem of a moment in Shrine of the Silver Monkey, upon Rex informing Ahuizotl that Daring vanished while still tied up, and now they can't find her anywhere.
Ahuizotl: You lost Daring Do. Y-You lo- you lost the- HOW DO YOU LOSE A MARE?!!?
Rex: You... forget to cherish her?
Ahuizotl:(Sighs, pinches bridge of his nose with his tail hand) One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten... Commandant, while your surprising chivalry is appreciated, truly, I will be thanking you not to give me that image again.
Bravado usually gets one of these whenever he appears. One of the most notable moments occurs in The Staff of Star Swirl the Bearded. Daring brings up the fact that Bravado seems to run into her a lot considering his adventures being unrelated. Bravado agrees that it's strange and says this:
Bravado: I just assumed that you've been stalking me.
Daring's reaction is really what makes this exchange hilarious.
Linnet Bird: Your mother was a parasprite and your father smelt of griffon droppings! Now, get off my property, or I shall taunt you a second time!
The entire scene where Linnet stops into the bakery and has a brief interaction with Sweeney. Sweeney is quite rude and snarky to her, so she responds with equal amounts of sarcasm. The Snark-to-Snark Combat is hilarious, though both Sweeney and the reader find it a lot less funny after he finds out she's his daughter.
One of the best known scenes in Ring of the Marengeti in which Daring Do, disguised as a flight attendant, managed to buck a Hoofstapo agent straight out of the airship in front of every passenger on board.
Daring is captured by the Hoofstapo and tells them they'll never find Herpy and the secret map.
Daring Do: Good luck [finding him]! Herpy's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. He's got friends in every town and village from here to Dream Valley, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the Ring already. Gilligan Cut Herpy: (totally lost in a market) Does anyone speak Equestrian? Or maybe zebra or ancient griffon?
Any time an antagonist forgets Darrin's name, which prompts him to go off on this tangent about tips on how to remember it better, halting the action mid-scene.
Whenever Coco Pie breaks the fourth wall.
In one of the expanded universe magazine adventures, she literally BREAKS A FOURTH WALL in the museum and finds herself in the room of a young Unicorn reading the books.
The Unicorn's reaction too. She just blinks and then keeps reading all with a completely straight face. (I guess this isn't the first time Coco's done this.)
Herpy once argues with Daring and states, "Fine! I'll just go quit and write Daring Do fanfiction!" It gets a Call Back in a later volume too!
The Running Gag of Herpy consistently getting Swinn and Dell's names wrong every time they meet. Made all the funnier by Swinn getting consecutively angrier and angrier every time it happens. By the time Ring of the Marengeti takes place, Swinn has to be physically restrained from attacking Herpy by Dell.
Daring: Now, Ahuizotl, you know I love you, but I can't give you the ring 'till I've properly proposed.
Rainbow Dash's reaction makes this all the funnier.
Rainbow Dash's introduction was hilarious. She makes her presence known by crashing through the roof of the building Daring was in, and landing on the goon Daring was about to fight, knocking him out. Serves as a nice Call Back to Trials of Unity's famous scene as well. Then during their introductions, we get this exchange.
Rainbow: I was just thinking that your adventure would be a lot smoother if you had somepony around to do things like buy your groceries, do your laundry, cook your meals...
Goon: (gets back up) Why you little...
Rainbow: (punches out goon without looking at him)...mow your lawn, wash your cart and do your taxes! So I came all the way from Ponyville to meet up with you cause I'm like, your biggest fan ever! And now I'm gonna team up with you on this adventure!
Ahuizotl's reaction when the Eye of Discord shatters.
Ruby of the Blank Village has a carefully concealed moment of Black Comedy involving the flashback to the Sunnytown murders. The two victims after Ruby were, in order, Starlet and Roneo - aside from Mitta, the two most responsible for her getting caught - and their marks are described to be a bloodstained flint knife and an electric iron. So Starlet's talent was sacrificing other ponies, while Roneo's was... irony appreciation. It can take a few reads to pick up on this, especially if you're still traumatized from the first one, but once you do, the implication is darkly hilarious.
In The Obsidian Sentinel, Herpy's first conversation with Star Shimmer.
Herpy: Daring, you won't believe this! I went into this room, 'cause I thought that it was empty, but do you know what I saw? Daring: Not right now, Herpy… Herpy: Dragon skulls! Tons of them! Do you know what this might mean? This must have been a burial ground for the dragons! Star Shimmer: Those are mine. Herpy: (flustered) Er, hello! Who are you? Daring: Herpy, this is Star Shimmer. She owns this castle. Herpy: Oh, uh…you must be very proud of your ancestors, Miss Shimmer! They must have been great dragon hunters! Star Shimmer: I collected those skulls. From shops. Herpy: Well then, um, there's one on the lower shelf that must have been your first one. It looks so old, it should be in a museum! Star Shimmer: I bought that one last week. Daring: (facehoof).
In Sultan's Curse, Daring has lost her wings via magic, which have been transferred onto the body of former Earth pony Sebastius Mareton. Towards the end, just before their final confrontation, Mareton begins molting, and his reaction is delightfully out of character.
The first two chapters of Amethyst Penguin are from Ahuizotl's point of view.
During Burning Heart, the team is in the University library, doing research on family trees to confirm Fuergott's claims of being the princess from the Love Poison legend. Bravado, getting bored, starts checking the family trees of the group members.
Bravado: Hey Storm, take a look at this. Apparently your uncle was one Sharpened Talon, right? Storm: Yeah, so? Bravado: Well, looking at my family tree, my great-uncle was married to a female griffon with the same name. Storm: …Are you trying to tell me that my uncle is your aunt? Bravado: It'd certainly seem that way. Wait, Storm! This means we're brothers! I always knew! Storm: Or it means you're an idiot who over-analyzes coincidences. Besides, even if it were true, it'd only make us cousins unrelated by blood. Bravado: Oh good, that means your sister and I can- (gets punched)
After all is said and done in Fires of Family, Darrin gets reminded of a rant he gave several books ago, and subsequently has to eat his hat.
In the Blood Diamonds novel Swimming in Red, the whole scene in the bar with Rumble Saddlon and Trench.
Also Daring's Lampshade Hanging about how, upon finding the final diamond, this is when some villain busts in and says how she played directly into their hands/hooves/etc. She waits a bit, decides that they must be running late and leaves. Not too much later, Steel Beak busts in, starts monologing, only to realize Daring had already left.
After two books of being treated as squick, Eichelhäher's status as a "zombie" finally gets played for laughs in Oathkeepers. One notable scene has her slapping Arzt upside the back of the head, only for her hand to fall off. She then proceeds to blush and giggle like a schoolgirl, while Arzt just stands there, horrified.
During the fight with the Buckzi troops, she quite literally blows herself to pieces,, yet her now-disembodied head can still talk (or rather, hark on Daring for coming back to get her).
Eichelhäher's Head: I told you to leave, but you just had to come back, probably leading us into an obvious trap.
Daring: This building has fifty stories. Don't make me toss you down the staircase.
Similarly, at the end, after a long absence, Herpy shows up at the university. He makes the mistake of asking why Eichelhaher needs her suit. Rather than explain, she simply takes her helmet off. His reaction? He faints.
Mahavir/Mahiavar: Hey Daring, have you ever been to an Aztak burial ground? Daring Do:No!Absolutely not!!
In Revenant's Effigy, Daring walks in on a strange scene; Storm Talon has started to lose feathers from his head, and in a panicked zeal, is mixing together a lotion made from griffin feather-growth formulas, Pegasi feather-growth formulas, and a strange substance from the Swinndell Sisters. (Apparently they're branching out from fake artifacts) Tabula Rasa manages to calm him down, leading to this;
Storm Talon: You're right. I can't use this stuff. So what if I've lost a few feathers- Ahh! More feathers! I'M MOLTING!
In Tinker's Seal, when the Gilded Marksmare's brought to a firing range and asked to show off all of her firepower. She gladly complies, and the results are very, very messy.
Also in Tinker's Seal, Tabula Rasa's reaction to Rayback's offer to join Storm and Ghoul's trip to the Blank village, given the town's less overt hostility toward non-Cutie Mark-based lifeforms. Especially given that Ghoul seemed to approve of the idea before going off on a tangent about Cider binging back in his university days.
The look on her face as Rayback offered to join the drunk Diamond Dog druggie and the foul-mouthed fowl-feline made her words redundant. It said "No". In fact, for that brief moment, Doctor Rasa spontaneously developed perfect cellular control, allowing each and every cell that made her face say "No". The very structure of her DNA rewrote itself to have every strand of those cells say "No". Their very molecules, atoms, subatomic and mana particles all broke their unending dance of physics and magic to join in the chorus of "No". It was the zenith of "No", to which monks dedicated to the concept would have made pilgrimages. Had the Spirit of "No" appeared, it would have bowed down in awe and humility at the sheer, undiluted sense of "No" written on her face. Tabula Rasa: NO! Ghoul:*Indignant*I'll have you know I love kids. I'm not gonna tie him down and force him to drink the hard stuff. I would have even brought the soft Apple Cider. *Everyone assembled stares at him.* Storm: Ghoul, you do remember we're going to a town full of paranoid, undead, ritualistic murderers in the middle of a dangerous forest, right? Ghoul: Oh… Yeah. That little detail.
When Storm and Ghoul get to their hotel for the night before heading out to the village in the morning, the two find Rayback hidden in Storm's suitcase. Ghoul writes a brief letter to Tabula explaining the situation, and has Rayback send it with his fire breath. Much later, Storm returns to the room to find Ghoul anxiously typing his Last Will and Testament on his typewriter.
Ghoul: Tabulington wrote us back. She said, among several other very angry things, that if one scale is harmed on the kid's head, she will personally bring in the big guns to visit said harm tenfold upon the two of us.
Storm's Angrish response when they discover in the middle of the Everfree Forest that Rayback followed them after they tried to leave him at the hotel.
Ghoul: Is that that new language you made, Stormington?
When a swarm of Fruit Bats come rushing out of a cave and through the group, Ghoul's phobia of them kicks into overdrive, and he starts screaming intelligibly while wildly waving at them with a flyswatter.
Later, after the Marksmare's Big Damn Heroes moment, she's asked for details, and she displays the same tendency as her "brother" to fail horribly at downplaying her exploits.
"Well, they wanted a freak, and I saw that they were calling those three freaks, and I though 'Well, if they think they're freaks, how would I look to them?' and, well, I couldn't resist scaring them out of their wits. But they didn't even try anything, it's not really that impressive! I mean, when you see yourself looking down the barrel of at least, I don't know, five guns?Or was it ten? I never really count them. Anyway, aren't you supposed to run when that happens? Or duck, or anything except stare at me with that face? I guess a few hundred years of not being able to die kinda dulls your survival instinct…Except I would have run in that situation. I don't think this is really something to brag about, they were pretty stupid if you think about it." "Oh for… just take the %^&*ing compliment!!"
During Tinker's Seal, after Mareton gets his sadistic hooves on the Hoof-Held Cannon, a weapon said to be able to kill anything, he attempts to use it on the Steelclad Sorcerer…and nothing happens. Mareton just blinks, and Claddie grins. A page and a half later, Mareton is lying in a crater in the floor, with several cracked and broken bones, spouting the prerequisite Non Sequitur Thud.
Mareton: Marv, I don't wanna do this no more…
From the same book: Krastos and Mareton's Villain Team-Up is mostly a frightening idea, as two of the most threatening villains in the series have teamed up, but it does produce this one funny moment.
Daring: You may be a master of manipulation, but Mareton is one too. How do you know he's not just using you? Krastos: Oh, he is. I'm using him too. Of course, we both know that and formed a plan from that, so we're using each other twofold. But then I figured THAT out, so now I'm using him threefold. Of course, he's probably doing the same to me. So basically, we're still not sure who's manipulating who.
When it's revealed that the Assembler has sent members of his army to the houses of each University member even slightly connected to the hunt for Steam Whistle's artifacts, there's an enormous Oh Crap moment after everypony takes out the soldier at their respective houses, only to remember that Professor Ed has been helping them as well. The team rushes to his house en masse, led by Ed's distraught wife… only to find the Assembler's soldier in a pile of broken pottery shards.
Soldier: Sir, please stop hitting me- (smash) Professor Ed: Ma'am, I've got a house full of overpriced merchandise that I bought from a pair of con ponies. I can literally keep this up all night. Ed's Wife: …Eddie, I take back every single bad thing I ever said about you trusting those sisters.
At one point Mareton encounters Dr. Flux Capacitor, and tries one of his Breaking Speeches. However, due to Flux's…dubious hoofhold in reality, this proves to be not only highly frustrating, but an exercise in futility.
When they realize that Krastos and his army is on the move and that without military assistance, he's going to do a lot of damage and probably spread out from Equestria, Hawkwings and Platinius try to figure out how best to get Platinius full ambassadorial powers as to best negotiate relief because they know Hawkwings would probably screw this up. Hawkwings offers to get completely plastered to be unavailable, defaulting his position to Platinius. When Platinius asks why he doesn't just grant him his diplomatic powers (if temporarily), Hawkwings answers, "Because that's the boring way".
After Ahuizotl steals the majority of the artifacts they had until now, Daring and her friends are planning how to retrieve them, after they find out he's hiding in an ancient Hayan temple. And after some lengthy discussion on what to bring, and how to get past any deathtraps Ahuizotl may obviously have, Claddie decides to make a simpler suggestion:
Coco Pie, during a discussion on the existence of ghosts (as well as some Arbitrary Skepticism on Derring's part), sings a song called Snicker at the Specters, about laughing at evil ghosts to make them go away. Darrin is amused by the song. Derring is not.
Then there's the reactions as Coco begins singing.
Coco:When I was just a filly and the things were getting bad… Derring:(facehoof) Tell me she's not… Coco:The spirits and the ghosties, they would always make me sad. Darrin: She is.
Along with Derring's line immediately following the song.
Derring:(pulls out a checkbook, oddly solemn) Ms. Pie, I will pay you all of my money to never sing again. All of it. Coco: No deal!
Swinn and Dell's blase reaction to the events occurring around them as they help out the Canterlot Guard in the defense of Manehattan. Particularly when they bump into Derring, Darrin, and Coco while the latter are being escorted through the guard's camp on their way to the haunted factory. Keep in mind that the following exchange is done in the midst of a chaotic battle.
Swinn: Ah! Hello Do family! Hello, Ms. Pie! Coco: Hi there, Con sisters! Dell: Business as usual? Darrin: Business as usual. Swinn: Well, don't let us stop you! We've got everything under control right here! (smashes a cheap clay pot over a demon's head) Dell: Best of luck! Darrin: Thanks, girls! You too! Derring:You ponies disturb me deeply.
Also, we have Mareton trying to infiltrate the guard, only for Swinn and Dell to recognize him and hit him over the head with frying pans. This leads him to say yet another Non Sequitur Thud:
Mareton: Just a little off the top, keep the sideburns.
Short Stuff's epic return to the series…has her being caught sneaking around university grounds by Daring. While Daring berates the filly, Dr. Flux marvels that somepony would cut school to break into another school, before pulling the mares into a rambling discussion on nationalities, and then career choices.
Dr. Flux: Do you know what my father wanted me to be? Short Stuff: Somepony else's colt?
In Tinker's Seal, we finally see Ahuizotl practicing his hammy speeches. That's dedication to an art.
From Universal Cracks, one of the Alternate Universes seen is one where the brave adventurer Ahuizotl seeks hidden treasures and fights the villainous Daring Do.
Evil!Daring: CURSE YOU, AHUIZOTLLLLLLLLLLLL! Normal Daring:What.
Not to mention alt!Mareton is the messiah
Mareton: ...Now, something about that is just mighty disturbing.
The Mirror Universe reappears during The Stinger for the book, when Evil!Daring and Good!Ahuizotl are in the midst of a similar adventure, and are looking into the Canon Daring Do Universe. Their reactions to a world where Daring is good and Ahuizotl is evil?
Universe #063, with a male archaeology professor/adventurer called Darrin Do and his younger non-action girl sister Daring.
Alt!Zapapple distracting the Colt Leader during the final battle…by tapping her on the shoulder and saying "Hi, I'm a distraction." This immediately followed by the Colt Leader getting a good hard knock on the head from Storm.
The universe where the characters only exist in fiction and they run into the actors who play them, causing Coco to go into an infinite loop.
The Citadel of the Impossible is a clear Shout-Out to La-Marelana, and Daring seems to notice it too.
"If this is some sort of game, whoever designed it is a jerk!"
From Almost Got 'Er (Ahuizotl's point of view):
She finally made it up the stairs…right into my trap! The phoenixes, rocs, and screechers were all waiting to dine…ON ADVENTURER! "Ah, Miss Do," I said over the loudspeakers. "Congratulations. You made it. Welcome to my aviary…of doom." "Aviary of what, Ahuizotl?" Swinn snorted, grinning. "Sheesh, Zotlie!" Dell agreed. "How corny can you get?"
And later, Commandant Rex's story. There's a long, dramatic buildup, the others slowly leaning forward in their seats in anticipation. The payoff? Comedy gold.
Mareton arriving the to the bar and joining the game gives us this nice moment:
Mareton: Hello, fillies and gentlecolts. Get me a chocolate malt and deal me in. Rex: Scram, Mareton. This is a private ga—oof! (is kicked in the face by Mareton) Swinn: Sebastius Mareton… Mareton:(stealing Rex's seat) It's been a long time, Swinny. I suppose you're still looking halfway decent. Swinn: Half of me wants to clobber you. Mareton:(smirks) And what does the other half want? Swinn: To hit you with my wagon. Mareton:(to the others)We used to date. Dell/Rex/Ahuizotl:(understanding) Ahhhhh.
The entirety of Nothing but Puppy Chow Left qualifies, but special props go to the scene where the raiders miss the town they were supposed to pillage because they are too busy singing.
Swinn going nuclear on Mareton in court during Trial, much to the amusement and delight of everyone else there.
The very subtle way Rex flinches every time Swinn calls Mareton "pudding."
One would never imagine the Assembler being funny. Then again, one would never imagine the Assembler being coerced into acting as a jury in a fake trial, alongside other villains including Krastos, who may we remind you is its archenemy.
Another funny moment is when immediately after the Assembler refuses it, Krastos grabs the bottle away from Rex and consumes the entire thing. Including the bottle.
At one point, Mareton is described as having his head in Swinn's lap. Seriously. Just picture that for a second.
There's one moment when the Obsidian Sentinel gets up to testify. Unfortunately, the villains forgot that the Sentinel was a brainwashed Earth Song, who proceeds to give a long speech on how awesome Daring was.
Earth Song: And then, just when I was about to swing the fatal blow, Daring swooped in and- Dell:(annoyed) We ran out of tape five hours ago!
Herpy: It seems you have quite a criminal record here yourself, Mr. Mareton. You once slashed a wagon in half in a Starclucks parking lot. Mareton: It was parked across two parking spaces. Swinn: Wait, that was you?! Herpy: You... vaporized a customer with a death ray when you worked at Radio Hack? Mareton: I was just testing it! It figures it'd be the one day there was someone in the aisle.
In the Daring Do and the Shrine of the Silver Monkey film, Coco Pie has to have explained to her that the diluted chocolate pudding may not have been as effective against a Diamond Dog, especially one of Rex's powerhouse stature (like in the book). Cue the credits. Then in The Stinger, we cut to Commandant Rex, bruised, battered, having chocolate pudding on his face, still somewhat delirious, and at the bottom of the cliff he fell off of, who proceeds to mutter to his fellow Diamond Dogs who also fell after him from getting some of the pudding splatter on them:
"This is certainly the most humiliating defeat of my entire career, yeeessss…"
In a film-exclusive scene in Temple of Nightmare Moon, Storm Talon drops out of the sky on to one of Ahuizotl's bigger minions, backed up by dozens of other (voluntary) teachers and students. Daring chews him out for breaking the University Board's orders and risking not only his life, but others' as well. His response?
I recognize the Board made a decision, but given that it was a stupid-ass decision, I've elected to ignore it!
The same film has the montage where Herpy recruits Daring's friends, one highlight of which is Outback Jack impulsively leaving Orange Burn - who was merely passing through on the way to Darwhinny - in charge of the Watering Hole, despite her protests that she'll be in over her head come rush hour. We never do find out how well this worked out…
In Monkey King, Daring and Saru Sennin talk about the Ball of Four Stars;
Daring: Is it magic? Saru Sennin: Actually, it's really a cheap trinket! But the monkeys seem to like it.
Daring and the Professor's argument (of the Daring Do and the Professor Crossover radio serial) when they're in a spiked wall trap due to Ahuizotl and the Commander. Sadly, I can't remember the conversation right now.
Daring Do Adventures
Storm and Masra's endless frustration with Daring reneging on her teaching duties.
From the same featurette, screenwriter Minty Coral claims that she had originally intended to spend her life creating a source of renewable energy, but eventually backed out because she was afraid of rich oil tycoons assassinating her, "You know how much they hate to lose money."
From a recent convention, held shortly after a number of plot details for Alicorn Amulet were revealed:
Fan: Was the name "'Princess' Twinlight Sparkler" an intentional reference, or was that just by coincidence?
Ember Roundup: It passed legal.
A skit on the Breathing Weapons mini-series DVD has Eichelhäher becoming a magician's assistant and performing all sorts of tricks that involve her losing a limb, due to practically being a zombie.
The magician's show received such praise like, "So realistic!" and, "It was entertaining, but something smelled like a dead body the entire time."
In the advertisement for the Celestia Radio adaptation (see Daring Do Adventures above), we have the music swelling as the narrator dramatically says "Pony in a Box proudly presents, an all new program for Celestia Radio…" only to be interrupted by an advertisement for "The Tom and Bloomberg Show" before the tech has to apologize and rewind.