Pinkie Pie: Maybe I can ask the pegasi to make it rain chocolate milk with cotton candy clouds on my next birthday! I asked Twilight if we could have that all the time, but she said the crops wouldn't like that, and that included wheat which means she said there wouldn't be any flour and that would mean no cupcakes and— WOULD YOU SHUT UP ABOUTTHAT STUPID FANFICALREADY-?!
Becomes a Brick Joke when she gets stuck in Princess Gaia's Lotus-Eater Machine. Part of her ideal world is having that fic pretty much erased from existence.
Even funnier, Fluttershy actually carries through with her threat. It's never really explained how one manages to wash out the mouth of their own Split Personality, but Word of God says she washed out her own mouth and forced Fluttercruel to feel it, which is a pretty funny image in and of itself.
Fluttercruel taking overshould be cause for concern…until her first action is to sing.
And the reason she actually takes over to begin with? Just so she can go get a burger.
Well, cows are shown to be self-aware in this world, so it's a little nightmare fuel-ish, but not as much as some of the other stuff.
Maybe it's made of Everfree nonsentient animals? Of course, to Fluttershy herself, even that would be Nightmare Fuel, seeing how she reacts to Fluttercruel's lesson.
It wasn't sentient when it was served, so shut up and and eat up.
Don't forget that the song is a reprise of Fluttershy's "I Love Everything" song. And not even really a Dark Reprise either. Plus, given how much her character has changed, Fluttercruel doesn't do much worse than Poke the Poodle.
The introduction of Trixie's sisters, the Mid Summer-Night Sisters. Complete with "Super Sentai" Stance and rolecall. It would seem Trixie'sLarge Ham tendencies are a family trait.
The adaptation also adds a line where Twilight lampshades the fact most ponies have nouns for names and wondering who came up with specialized words for names anyway, inverting Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?.
The Audio Adaptation of Rainbow's true harmonizing actually has a picture of Pinkie's world record book. Next to Rainbow's entry is one of Derpy for 'Most Muffins Consumed It A Single Day'.
Twilight and Trixie's conversation on the events of "Lesson Zero":
Trixie: And you used a GEASS to make the entire town fall in love with your doll?!
Twilight: I just meant it to happen to three little innocent fillies who I was then going to remove the spell right after…
Trixie: Maybe the one and only Trixie should consider this sweet blackmail material.
Twilight: Trixie. I was inside your head. I saw every last trauma and embarrassing secret in there.
Even funnier, her words imply she fools around with the tabloids like this on a regular basis.
The not so subtle Take That to the Ron the Death Eater treatment Celestia goes through; she's described as shuddering when she remembers the "Molestia" rumors that apparently started circulating after she took Twilight in as her student.
Alright, it was followed by a majorTear Jerker, but 95% of what Fluttercruel does during her day in control. Including getting drunk on salt water! OK; at first that's not so funny, then you imagine Fluttershy of all ponies doing all of this and it becomes pretty dang funny!
Filly Celestia. That is all.
How Pinkie Pie and The One and Only Trixie break out of Princess Gaia'sLotus-Eater Machine. The former bites her own leg — then screams bloody murder and decides she should have just imagined plunging into ice water or something, while the latter takes a mallet to the head from her Imaginary Friend.
Filly Zecora manages to be hilarious, adorable, and somewhat creepy all at the same time.
Rainbow Dash's reaction to the Everkind Forest'sTastes Like Diabetes nature in general. Also, her reaction to a doll of her G3 counterpart. Pinkie Pie's Breaking the Fourth Wall by referencing the commercial makes it even funnier.
Pinkie Pie: Oh look! Rainbow Dash always dresses in style!
Rarity: (Laughing) I must say, this is an improvement for you dear!
Rainbow Dash: (Thinking) If this wasn't Fluttershy, I'd hoof her in the face for this!
In "Playtime", Celestia is unbrainwashing and distracting the foals that used to be Ponyville's population disguised as an earth pony filly named Sunny Day. What is Luna doing? Drinking her morning (well, for her, since she's nocturnal) coffee while babysitting a group of guards turned into foals, apparently on Celestia's orders. She's not happy about it either.
Princess Luna: Celly, you die for this.
And then in a later chapter, Luna shows up and we see two of her Night Guard watching over the foal-ified Day Guard in Canterlot. It's going about as well as you'd expect. And what are the Night Guards thinking?
Trixie: And that is how I defeated twenty Ursa Majors In D Minor with my horns tied behind my back and my hoof shinning as brightly as Princess Luna's sun!
When Rainbow Dash is visited by Spitfire, Spitfire asks to come in. In response, Dash does her best Twilight impression.
Rainbow Dash: "YES YES YES YES YES!"
From the last story in "Butterflies", the antics of the Crusaders. A "Fire elemental incident" is mentioned. They did it with matches. And that's not even getting into the otherNoodle Incident of Butterflies. They manage to break time by travelling sideways, break so many laws of the universe it takes Doctor Whooves to keep track, see multiple generations of the show (The Smooze from Gen 1 and Scootaloo singing a song from Gen 3 come to mind, keep in mind that according to Loose CanonGeneration 3 was erased in a Cosmic Retcon, so that shouldn't even be possible) and even run into the Hasbro executives themselves, mentioning how their spin-off series was cancelled. Silver Spoon being the Only Sane Mare for all this just adds to the fun.
Fluttercruel: Pst. I didn't buck'er that hard. Don't overact so much. I'm sure they'll wake up in a bit. Naw, see? The bleeding's already stopped on its own.
A substantial fraction of Fluttercruel's Cute-Ceañera.
L118 Party Howitzer (with balloon mushroom cloud). It's dismantled and disposed of with a petrol fire.
Hoof-wrestling is Serious Business. To the point that Spike and Twilight have both read books on it, and Rarity's father gave her special training.
Fluttershy getting an Imagine Spot of 'cruel mixed up with reality.
Another Imagine Spot of 'Cruel's, the idea that Rarity would respond to an invading alien army (of Blood Ravens from Warhammer 40,000) by critiquing their style choices and offering them better uniforms.
'Cruel retreating into her own mind to escape Pinkie's singing - apparently it involved hard bass, dramatic chords, a rap section, backmasked messages, cannon, chimes and brass fanfare. It was the original version of the song for Baby Cakes.
Pin the Tail on the Pony. With a nail gun. Blindfolded.
Trixie: AAGG! HOW DID IT CATCH FIRE?!!!
Fluttercruel discovers her tolerance for spicy food is much higher than 'Shy's. By letting her take back control after having enough for her.
There's also the mention of the two assassins who decided to knock before entering her bedroom. She responded by teleporting them to a tropical island paradise for the rest of their lives. Note, this isn't two assassins working together, but two separate instances of this happening!
Made even funnier by the fact they're in a plain of existence Leo knows Havoc is physically incapable of manifesting in.
Even though it's probably not that funny, the fact that Doctor Hoof Wave managed to come up with an accurate picture of Discord's family life only a few seconds after he rolled in was kinda funny, especially since Discord responds to the diagnosis with Bad Bad Acting.
In New Game Plus, Pinkie Pie complains about not being able to find a copy of the script for "A Canterlot Wedding". It becomes a Brick Joke in "Different From Everypony Else", where it's shown that she at least got her hooves on the script for "MMMystery on the Friendship Express" (Celestia has it burned as soon as Pinkie's done with it).
"ecnarbmemeR-Remembrance" has several, particularly since Shining Armor is somewhat of a Deadpan Snarker at times. One even that stands out is Blueblood getting his mane dyed neon green. Literally neon (pranks are apparently a lot more extravagant in the world of magical ponies).
Speaking of Blueblood, there's his Verbal Backpedaling when he realizes he just insulted Twilight in front of Shining.
Blueblood: That antisocial bookworm? Hm, well, if she does not know a solution she would likely seek one…She may not be entirely useless.
Shining Armor: (Death Glare) I'm sure Princess Celestia will be thrilled to hear you feel she did a good job mentoring my little sister.
Apple Pie: When life gives ya lemons, don't throw 'em back, and don't try to burn life's house down with a combustible lemon. Ya'll be left with nothin' except yer pride, which ya can't eat. Or ya'll be hated by everypony who actually LIKES lemons. And ya'll only get squashed by the skyscraper sized angry mommy-lemon as it falls on ya anyway.
This actually makes Twilight Tragedylaugh, even if she doesn't comprehend that she did.
Liarjack is chasing Apple Bloom around the Castle eventually ending up at the Truth, this is what happens.
Apple Bloom: Big sister, Ah just wanna say first, thanks fer everything, and Ah love ya very much, and always will, and Ah'm sorry 'bout this next part.
Liarjack: WAIT A SEC'! Ah remember now! Apple Bloom! YER DEAD!
A little later, Applejack asks the god she's talking to, the Father of All Alicorns why he didn't just tell her in the first place she was an Element of Kindness. Does he respond with some big speech on why he works In Mysterious Ways? Nope:
Applejack: Yah couldn't have just told meh from the start!
Father of All Alicorns: If I Had Just Told You, You Would Have Treated It As Nothing More Than A Lecture.
Applejack: Ah guess yah got a point there.
Some of the worlds seen in Truth by Liarjack:
Twilight and Discord fighting an epic mech battle, only for the entire thing to be revealed as them being actors for a movie.
After the numbers of her friends came up Pinkie Pie forces them to sing all vocals from every season of Pony Rangers and Bug Masked Rider.
Everything Applejack as the Element of Laughter does, even as she is dragged with her brother to Nightmare Mirror she just finds it hilarious that she will enter a new universe naked.
One world appears to be Discord's victory played for laughs rather than drama. Aspects of it are still somewhat disturbing, but the whole sequence is still pretty funny.
Epilogue!Discord apparently once spent ten years straight just staring at a test pattern on a TV.
Becomes a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment when its revealed later he did that because Nightmare Paradox basically rendered him catatonic by forcing him to experience his defeat and Fluttercruel's death several at the same time hundred times and dumped him there to recover...several times.
We finally get to see an example of this in "Omake Hearth's Warming Eve". Santa Hooves reads off a very long list of the naughty things Discord's done this year, casually ignoring everything he and the Chaos 6 throw at him in the process. Oh, and he stole the Valeyard's TARDIS keys and the battery to his sonic screwdriver and replaced them with a lump of coal and a candy cane, respectfully.
Twilight, Applejack, Spike, and Sweetie Belle are trying to get into Rarigreed's room. This is how Applejack gets them in past the door golems:
Applejack "Darlings, Abigail Jacqueline The Fifth of the Fifth Line, I believe I am on the permanent guest list. I have some delightful companions with me this time, so could you both be dears and let them all through for me? Miss Rarigreed would be so disappointed if I couldn't make it because you wouldn't let my friends in."
Twilight Sparkle distracting Rarigreed by use of No. 25. (Yes, seriously.)
While defeating the blackbirds that have tormented Derpy for one thousand years was awesome, the moment following it was hilarious. They throw it into the portal to Ponythulhu's domain. Ponythulhu is simply about to take a dip in his hot tub, presently wearing his favorite bathrobe and carrying a crossword puzzle when he opens the door and gets floored by the entire murder of blackbirds, followed by the polite note from Twilight with instructions on how to make them into a pie. Made all the funnier by the fact this is an Eldritch Abomination we're talking about!
Ponythulhu: What a nice pony. How polite.
Ponythulhu gets another moment in Dark World 12. Just after Twilight mentions that all the sentient cows in Equestria long ago ascended to a higher plane of existence, we cut to one offering Ponythulhu a salad, which he tops with a special spice his cousins gave him. Said "spice" is the mad wailings of lunatics.
It's safe to say that Ponythulhu is the designated comic relief of Dark World at this point. Which is itself hilarious, since we're talking about an Expy of Cthulhu himself here.
The reaction of the voice to Derpy being the Element of Loyalty.
Rarigreed: He likes to see ponies squirm like a rat in a trap, he likes people being as insane as he is, he likes emotionally breaking ponies, he likes people to be like him. He is vain. And that shade of green of his tuxedo Ponythulu gave him was garish. Twilight: What does that last one have to do with anything? Rarigreed: It's true, isn't it?
Rarigreed: Put me down! Twilight: Alright. (drops Rarigreed over the tub) Rarigreed: (while clinging to the edges of the tub over the water) Spike, help! Spike: Whatever you say. (pushes Rarigreed into the tub)
Apple Pie reveals that she is in fact the new Element of Laughter and has already awoken her Element, which causes Twilight, AJ, and Rarigreed to faint simultaneously.
"I can see the toy factory in China I was first produced in from here…I bet it's full of love and happiness!…Never mind."
Pretty much all of that omake, really, especially Discord's frustration with dealing with Santa Hooves.
When Twilight asks the voice whether it's a repressed part of Discord, it's reply is a Big "NO!" so loud it leaves Twilight cross-eyed and temporarily aphasic.
Twilight gives Spike, Derpy, and Apple Pie a lecture on how to deal with Discord:
Twilight: Even if you turn left where he thinks you're going to, do it in a way that makes him think you were going to turn right, maybe even think you actually DID. And if he tells you to go right, don't go left. Derpy: Go sideways! Twilight: Exactly! That's right, Derpy. Derpy: Yay! And my flight instructor said that was wrong. (Groans abound.)
In the third part of the Shining Armor arc, Commander Bond is reading a letter from Celestia to Shining Armor and Cadence, regarding the events of the previous night. When he gets to Rainbow Dash's name, he and Commander Shepard pause to put in earplugs.
Cadence: What are they for?
Bond: (reading) "And my personal student…"
Shining Armor: (narrating) We both answered Cadence's question by loudly shouting, "WHAT?!" I think Cadence may have used the Royal Canterlot Voice accidentally, but I'm not sure; I was too busy trying not to have an aneurysm.
In the same chapter, Shining comments on his poor aiming skills:
(narrating) This wasn't to say I can't hit the broad side of a barn. The problem was, I can and I did. And our archery range was three miles from the farm I hit.
Preparing to send his remaining troops after the redeemed Elements of Harmony, he tries to read from a script, only to pull out one for what appears to be a video game battle sequence, and attacks his minions when it says to.
Listing his plan for dealing with the Elements of Harmony, before Traitor Dash interrupts:
"Alright, first part of our stratagem, you all get some brooms and dust bins, and I drop this really big mountain on top of them. Second part, we all go out for tacos. Third, you chip in to pay my tab. Fourth..."
Apple Pie H-h-h-h-ey! This-is-is ma-ma-ma-kes ma-ma-ah vi-vi-oice s-s-sound sil-il-ily!
Angry Pie I-I-I ha-ha-ha-hate h-h-how th-i-i-s m-m-makes m-m-my v-v-voice s-s-sound!
The "Another Happy Birth" omake, in its entirety, as we watch a newborn Discord get Unicron and Galvatron as toys, and promptly abuses and smashes them. Then we see at the end that little Celestia has likewise gotten Primus and Optimus as toys, though she's nicer to them (though they probably don't appreciate being used as dolls in a tea party). Sadly, Word of God is that this is as far from canon as possible.
In Patch's Gaiden story, she was about to go though a gauntlet of adventure which included six hours dressed as a maid, two gauntlets of death traps and a climatic sword fight on the top of the tower to recover three of the Rainbow of Light shards…Except Doctor Whooves pops in, hands her the shards, and tells her the above. After recovering from the sudden strangeness, Patch, understandably, is not pleased at being cheated out of a grand adventure, and throws a frying pan at the Doctor's head. We then cut to the present, where the Doctor shows up at Derpy's house, asking to borrow a bag of ice for the resulting bump on his head.
In part 5 of Shining Armor's arc, he discovers that a mistake by a photographer has resulted in the photos for Cadence's press meeting, rather than being headshots, are all of her rump. Shining then has to replace the photos with proper ones…only to realize that the replacements are the same as the ones needing replacing. The griffin bureaucrats he's working with suggest that he just retake the photos himself and throw out the old ones.
Pegasus Interviewer: Did ya keep any for yourself?
Shining Armor: NO!
When the Presidential Marshals (basically the griffin Secret Service) assigned to look out for Cadence while she's in their country are explaining their duties, they say that if there's any shooting she shouldn't be alarmed when they jump on her for her protection. She then says that since Shining is her bodyguard, he should be the one to jump on her. The room goes dead silent for several minutes.
Cadence's reaction when hearing that Shining stayed up all night doing research:
"I knew it! It IS genetic!"
It seems that since the large number of ponies in Colombia tend to burst into musical numbers a lot, which causes disruptions and traffic jams, the griffins have passed laws banning it in public places during business hours. As music is one of the concepts Cadence represents, she finds this offensive. Shining Armor, on the other hand is delighted and says so — earning him a Death Glare from Cadence and her hand, er, hoofmaidens.
Somehow, as of Dark World 16, Rancor has become The Ditz of a Draconequs, making for some great comedy in regards to the fact that on one hand she needs to fight the elements of harmony eventually, but she keeps finding excuses not to do so. For instance, wanting Rarity's autograph because she has a universally good singing voice (and it's implied that in a past life, she was a member of Rancor's favorite band).
Rancor makes her entrance by appearing from nowhere and interrupting Traitor Dash confronting Twilight and the others.
There's also the fact that as the Draconequs of violence, she just causally gets Rarity's autograph, then teleports over and breaks Traitor Dash's wing as part of her promise. And so nonchalantly.
Also, she spends part of the battle sketching everyone, and when Traitor Dash goes into her Super Mode, Rancor was still sketching the trapped Elements of Harmony, so she deflects a blast away from them.
Just the fact that Apple Pie managed to defeat a zombie with a Logic Bomb, and not even on purpose! She just thought it was a funny observation! Twilight then has her wipe out the entire army with it combined with the Royal Canterlot Voice.
Apple Pie: Hey, Mr. Zombie! Don't ya know the dead don't move? But yer movin' but yer dead! So ya'd have 'ta be alive, but alive things are warm and don't rot! So ya have ta' be dead too! But you're supposed to be alive and dead, but can't be alive or dead. Then what are ya exactly? Ya can't really be 'half-dead' or 'half-alive' so ya can't be any of those. 'Undead' is 'un' as in 'undo' so 'undo-death' so ya'd be alive right? And if yah are alive, shouldn't yah be eating yourself cause zombies eat living things? If yer not alive and yer dead, then shouldn't ya stop movin' now?
Unicorn Interviewer: Also, Captain, please don't write in our notebooks.
Shining Armor: =(
'Love/Hate Bedlam Part 1': While Storming the Castle, the girls discover the castle is actually sentient and capable of dodging the Elements when they try to blast it with them. How do they manage to prevent a repeat of the hedge maze? Applejack reasons with it with the Royal Canterlot Voice (thanks to Twilight). The castle then performs the Pinkie Pie/Pinkamena Swear!
Derpy's response when the castle first dodges?
"That's just cheating!"
We get a scene inside the castle while it's dodging, and get to see Discord and his minions being tossed all over the place — Discord at one point ends up buried under a pile of records and 8-tracks.
Earlier, when Discord tries to unleash his "League of Auxiliary Minions", he finds that they're all dead, apparently having suffocated since he last locked them in the room. Becomes less funny when we find out Angry Pie killed them all.
Fluttercruel: "Bloodthirsty psychotic ponies still need AIR, Master!"
And it goes from funny to awesome when we find out why Angry Pie did what she did. Also in that chapter, we get a flashback to a time when somepony tried to bribe Angry into leaving them alone by giving her an adorable little foal as a 'gift'. Angry calms down and sweetly asks the little filly if she wants to go with her. The filly agrees, at which point Angry says:
"Okay, but first, watch me beat the crap out of the nasty pony who tried to bribe me with you, okay?"
There's also Discord holding a funeral for the Valeyard. This includes a dirt maid playing a funeral dirge on a kazoo.
In part 2, when Discord summons his remaining minions to fight the Elements, Rainbow Dash wakes up from her healing coma…and is instantly knocked back out by Minty, who smacks her in the face with a pie pan. For bonus points, it's a Call Back all the way to Pinkie's Reharmonization chapter, where Fluttercruel did the same to Pinkie.
In Dark World Part 20: Angry Cruel Love, Spike manages to gain an advantage on Rancor by tickling her.
At which point Apple Pie sees it, laughs, and opens up one of her wounds by doing so. AJ's reaction: "AH DANGIT!"
When Rancor says that a uniquely passionate dragon like Spike would be a wonderful champion, he rejects the offer and asks what kind of person would want to be Rancor's champion. We then Gilligan Cut to a pony version of Lobo fighting Superstallion, with the implication that he'd be good for the role.
"Shining Armor 8" reveals that Running Gag has two younger twin siblings named Couch Gag and Overly Long Gag. They earned those names due to the circumstances of their birth — Mrs. Gag went into labor at home and gave birth to Couch there, but then for some reason her labor ended up lasting thirty-six hours (every mare in earshot winces in sympathy) before Overly was born. Another Guard hearing this story then jokingly asks whether, if a C-section had been necessary, the second child would have been named Cutaway Gag.
Also in Shining Armor Chapter 8 Pt. 2, we get some references to various oddball groups that were fighting for supremacy in a nation that hired Diamond Dog mercenaries. Groups with names like the New World Order and Nation of Domination and the Radicals. One character even lampshades it with, "They sounded like wrestling tag teams or something from Saturday Morning cartoons!...Join Captain Kundu as he fights the evil Nation of Domination, and their vicious Diamond Dog allies, the Nasty Boys!"
Also in that chapter, the characters have a conversation next to the 'Germane' Embassy. A kid there speaks to them in German(e), leading to the following between Shining Armor and the Interviewers:
Shining Armor: I have no idea what they said. I think Reiter is some kind of spaceship...
Interviewer (Unicorn): If I recall right, it's Equestrian.
Shining Armor: No it's not, it's Germane. Hey, why are you facehoofing?
When Shining recounts a particularly slow day when his squad was on desk duty back at the castle, the Pegasus Interviewer checks the dictionary to see if his picture is next to the word "Boring". Shining is not amused.
Said mooks promptly quit the second their contract with Discord expires and leave the castle, one of them commenting on hoping they'll turn into hot virgacorn supermodels on the way out. Spike adds that maybe he ought to accompany them to keep them safe, only to stop when Rarity reminds him that she's the only horned beauty he should be thinking about.
Not to mention simply what the Mooks are. They include ninja-pirate-mutant-killer-bees, a giant-cyborg-spider-vampire, and the Magnificent 300 Goblin Cowboy Samurai (who are the mooks that quit when their contract expires). One moment of note includes, during the aforementioned Casual Danger Dialog, Apple Pie manages to convince one of the Goblin Cowboy Samurai to take up knitting in the middle of the fight.
While otherwise a really serious moment, Pinkie Pie shields the group from a resurrected Fluttercruel's Storm of Blades by building a wall of mattresses via a weaponized Hardwork Montage, managing to get into a labor depute with herself and renegotiate her own contract in the matter of seconds it took her to build it.
In Off Da Rails Pt. 2 at one point Discord offers to wed Pinkie if she'll become his "Queen of Madness". Pinkie politely says that he's too nasty and he'd never change in a zillion years. In a brief aside we're shown an Alternate Universe in which a zillion and one years later, Discord swears off being evil and his wife Pinkie kisses him.
Also, Cadence blushing and pleading that they not say what Hymn 69 is about.
Part 1 of Starlight's 7 Dreams/Nightmares entry has Patch introducing her friends to the Paradise Estates ponies, resulting in a quick Running Gag of someone fainting each time they meet something thought mythical (unicorns, pegasi, dragons). Though Starlight proudly says that no one fainted on meeting the gem-eyed ponies.
Dark World 26: Princess Luna and Princess Celestia are freed from their prisons. As fillies!
Basically everything that Filly!Celestia does is hilarious.
While giving a Shut Up, Hannibal! speech to the Nameless Passenger on why she isn't going to kill the Sea Pony that want to take two of Celestia and Luna's feathers, Twilight finds a soapbox materialize underneath her. She dispels it and continues talking...only to suddenly hit her head on the ceiling, having somehow manifested a giant soapbox during her speech.
Twinkleshine: 'A ship in space collides with a comet. Causing a lowly ship's maid to be the only unattached mare in an escape pod with five upper-class stallions and her childhood friend leading to an Equestrian take on the Neighponese 'harem comedy', revolving around...'
And then we find out both siblings got a copy when it was published...
Shining Armor: Mine met an 'unfortunate accident'. As for Twilight.
Spike: Okay Twilight, put it underneath 'Equestria's Most Boring Facts' and 'The Wonderful World Of Snails Expanded Edition,' just like you told me.
During the same scene, a DVD falls out of the journal. Twilight and Pinkie have no idea what it is. Ironically Luna does and has to explain it.
In part 2, Melody's completely nonchalant reaction to being dead.
Melody: I guess I'm dead.
Starlight: (stares in shock) You know I'm kinda used to more denial than that.
Melody: (Puts hooves on her hips) This doesn't feel like any dream. If this was all in my head there's no reason the rest of us wouldn't be here if I was dreaming about you. There is way too much correct detail for this to be some unicorn's sick joke. And... I can't feel my heart beating or breathing, and for the first time in decades my body doesn't hurt. Oh, and I can talk, which I haven't been able to do in decades.
Starlight: And I thought Bright Eyes would be the one to be all objective about dying
"Shining Armor 12" has quite a few.
After mentioning how he keeps waking up early, the Unicorn Interviewer points out it might be the salt air or goat cheese common in the country they're in. Shining replies that he can hold his salt well...
Shining Armor: That involved rather a lot of it, hehehe...
Unicorn Interviewer: You look far too proud of that.
Apparently, Cadence once decided to race Sunset and needed some weight to slow her down so it'd be fair. Twinkleshine was the weight.
Captive Audience's Adorkable moment talking about bread cannons.
Shining Armor mentions that he once made a tank-box from Peace Trotter, leading to this conversation.
Pegasus Interviewer: How old were you at the time?
Shining Armor: Twenty-two.
Shining Armor (Narrator): Anyway, we were given the usual sort of welcome in the town full of goats: Town chief said hello outside the town hall, a few foals were paraded out to say hello, us Guards stood about stone-faced, a band played some music, and people applauded before we were led around town. Cadence was shown a few interesting things and chatted. A goat tried to eat Garnet's medical saddlebag.
Private Ranger tries to get love advice. Shining Armor proves to be surprisingly knowledgeable. Why?
Shining Armor: Observation, and Dad. And if you mean the flower language, well, mom's writings are all romances, so the obligatory read a good son gives each one teaches you a few things to do...and a lot of things not to.
And that was the good advice poor Ranger ended up with. Sargent Thunderchild's advice?
Thunderchild: Guitar Solos.
Thunderchild: Chicks dig guitar solos.
Ranger: But Sunset's a Pony, not a Griffin!
Thunderchild: Oh. Sorry, I thought you said Gundette.
Thunderchild: That griffin pilot on Enterprise. She's the kind of griffin that makes you know where hippogriffs come from...
And then, he makes the mistake of asking The Lord Flashheart, who Shining states is best described as "an erotic adventurer of the most deranged kind." Ranger ends up in serious need of Brain Bleach.
Commander Hornblower: Okay, Private Ranger? Everything he said, try to forget it. In fact, if you like I can get you an appointment with Doctor Crusher, get your memory of the whole thing erased...
"A Day at the Circus" has a few moments. Like Apple Bloom using Puppy-Dog Eyes on Applejack to convince her to take her to the circus and AJ complaining that it's not fair. Or later, Spike using the same tactic (having learned it from AB) on Twilight... and complaining that it makes his eyes hurt.
When Fluttershy says she and Fluttercruel agreed to see the early show, 'Cruel adds under her breath that she only did so in order to get it out of the way; Pinkie comments that she should keep her thoughts to herself, where only the Shadows-Who-Watch (the readers) can see them.
Bright Eyes' Gaiden Story at one point has Patch visit Bright Eyes, who has amnesia. She mentions pranks, triggering Bright Eyes' regaining her memory of one of Patch's pranks that went over the line. This leads to Bright Eyes chasing Patch all over the estate in an Unstoppable Rage until Patch climbs a wall, triggering her memory of how that ended. They then laugh and tell Night Eyes they were playing tag.
Twilight: (Jaw Drop alongisde Apple Pie) Uh. Thanks Minty Pie.
When the Interviewers are talking with Celestia on Nightmare Night, it's revealed that the Earth Pony interviewer had a bit too much sugar, leading to her literally running up the walls and on the ceiling, including somehow ending up on a chandelier.
Pegasus Interviewer: Only Pinkie Pie's supposed to take metaphors literally!
When Celestia is worrying about the effect Luna's entrance in Ponyville will have, she mentions her wearing a cloak.
Pegasus Interviewer: That doesn't sound so bad.
Celestia: It's made of living bats.
Pegasus Interviewer: ...I'm not sure how that's physically possible.
According to Celestia, Ponythulhu was ring bearer at Mortis and Strife's wedding. Picture that.
Shining Armor 13.5 (a side chapter) has a few.
Thunderchild finishes up his explanation on the Wonderbolts by going fancolt:
Thunderchild: Oh, that one's easy, Fleetfoot is the fastest, Rapidfire has the best endurance, Soarin's the best jack-of-all-trades, but Spitfire has the best flank....
Pegasus Interviewer: Er, thank you, Sergeant, that'll be all....
Rainbow Dash gets a section as well and ends it with this:
Rainbow Dash: I mean, sure, the Army are cool... Navy are kinda dweebs... but the Royal Guard is kinda cool. But the Wonderbolts are supercool. Scale of Wonder to Bolt they're Wonderbolt!...It totally is a real scale!
Fluttercruel's Punishment has this moment while the Draconequi are trying to convince Fluttershy to let them punish Fluttercruel for what she did in Dark World.
Fluttershy: Hello. Good bye.
Fluttershy: There's a band-aid box right outside and some going away muffins.
When Twilight explains to the rest of the Dark World heroes how she became an Alicorn, she comments in the narration that no, she did not conjure a temple of soapboxes to do so... just enough for everyone to sit on.
The second half of Shining Armor 14 is full of funny moments, mostly because of the presence of the Doctor. There's him and Shining comparing notes on being Weirdness Magnets (and actually arguing on who's a bigger one at one point), the fact that he apparently chose the alias Doctor Livingstone just so someone would say "Doctor Livingstone I presume?" (and is downright giddy when Shining does), his reaction to the spot they're investigating being a quarry, and then there's this gem after he's explained that one of his devices will explode after doing its job if it's working properly:
Doctor: Now, any other questions?
Shining: Yes; why do your machines keep exploding?
Doctor: You know, I've often wondered that exact same thing. The only danger from them is supposed to be to hens, and I thought I worked that glitch out while staying in Ponyville.
It turns out that songbirds follow Cadence wherever she goes, which she seems completely unaware of. And Shining figures Celestia never told her about her connection with the songbirds because she was afraid of what a teenage mare might do with that kind of spying power... or that she might use them to sneak into hoofball games.
The songbird in general, really.
Mother Deer confirms that Father Deer is a fictional figurehead created by the Hooviets. Then she says it's a shame, because the propaganda made him sound handsome.
Shining Armor 16-1 is a Breather Episode, so is mostly humorous. For example, the Interviewers' warning to the Hoof Maidens that life forms might mutate from the magic in Cadence's mane comes true (a giant bug that freaks everyone out); Shining has a dream conversation with Pandora, who gives him pointers on his novel; the Shipper on Deck gag between Shining and Cadence is extended to Princess Euphie and her samurai and ninja bodyguards; and possibly the best of all, the entire meeting with the envoys from the Brotherhood of the Scorpion.
Shining Armor 17-3: A light moment among all the action, but when Shining outright admits to his squad that he's getting help against Makarov from the Goddess of Imagination, they take it in stride, having long since accepted Shining's status as a Weirdness Magnet. Thunderchild's reaction is merely to ask what her wingspan was.
A few things involving the Diamond Dog cyborg guarding Misfit Actual. The first one being after Shining realizes it wasn't the Wolf:
Shining Armor: I never thought having to fight a cyborg Diamond Dog would be a relief...or that I'd have to fight one period! Why is that even a thing?!
Sandgriff: ...So you two made this when you were younger?
Thunderchild: Yes, and got building homemade cider stills put on the 'banned from the premises' list.
Chapter 18 has some revolving around the Cosmic Retcon Makarov's demise triggered. One of which includes the giant bug from before still existing. Another is Shining Armor's reaction to their 'second' encounter with the Doctor.
The 'Scan-Cats' (Roedina biotechnology) turn out to hate Gag more than normal cats.
Maasailand again. Including 'the Crown of Peace and Happiness'. Which looks like something Makarov would have worn, but is surprisingly comfortable.
When the group is in Neighpon, they get constantly pranked by the Empress' pet kitsune (including repeatedly dumping buckets of water on Shining's head). When Shining worries about kitsunes ending up in Equestria, we get a Meanwhile, in the Future moment, where that does happen... and the kitsune gets scared off by the CMC.
Apple Bloom: Cutie Mark Crusaders Mikos! Yay! ...Dang, still no cutie mark.
Earth Pony Interviewer: Do you think the Kitsune would be fun to play with?
Pegasus Interviewer: DON'T LET HER DO IT!!!
It turns out that Fluttershy's brief modeling career has made her quite famous in Neighpon. Cue another Meanwhile, in the Future moment, showing the Flutters still getting fanmail.
Shining says that it's obvious Princess Euphie and Suzaku were going to get married, since it's obvious to everyone but them how they feel about each other... in other words, the exact same situation between him and Cadence. The Interviewers lampshade the Hypocritical Humor, but don't directly address it.
In the first half of chapter 21 of the Shining Armor arc, Shiny gets deathly ill and hallucinates(?) several very bizarre things, with the prize winner being him as 'S-Dawg' having a rap battle with 'DJ Maka-ROV'. All poor Shiny can think is that whatever they put in that IV, it's too strong.
When the group arrives in Ponsia, Shining recites all the things invented there, which leads to this exchange.
Shining Armor: ...the first ever cultivation of spinach...
Earth Pony Interviewer: Euyuck!
Shining Armor: ...the invention of ice cream and cookies...
Earth Pony Interviewer: Yay!
Later, when Shining asks Minuette to schedule some time for him to check out a local library, Twinkle Shine decides to tease him a little.
Twinkle Shine: ...When did you take your brother's place, Twilight?
Shining Armor: Ha ha. I'm just wanting to do some research into something.
Twinkle Shine: You're sure you're not purple?
In Chapter 23 of the Shining Armor arc we get to see what it was like for Shiny and his father when Twilight's mother Starlight was pregnant with her. Suffice to say that she became rather a difficult mare, and everyone is happy when she finally comes to term. Among other things she kept insisting on having eggs, nuts, cheese, and peaches mixed together!
Also in that chapter, little Shiny once played 'submarine' with an upended vase over himself, which lead a neighbor to run screaming that the house was haunted. Little Shiny's response to being told this?
In part 5 of the Wedding Arc, we see what the CMC got up to on the train trip to Canterlot. They were trying for cute marks as chiropractors with the "help" of an unwilling conductor. He briefly escapes and when the Mane Six decide to intervene...
"Sit tight girls Ah've got it this time," AJ said as Pinkie Pie provided her an Columbia army helmet and AJ dove head first into the other car, and then rolled right back out like a ball now hog tied."
"Stir crazy foals make dragons themselves tremble," Rarity said flatly."
"In you go!" Twilight said magically lifting up Spike and throwing him into the train car. "Prisoner exchange girls!"
In part 9 of the Wedding Arc Blueblood and his girlfriend Arcane Spell go down into the abandoned mines beneath Canterlot for some privacy. The whole thing turns into a Humiliation Conga for Blueblood. Once there they hear Cadence singing (without knowing it's her) and go to find her, with Blueblood thinking:
"If it turned out to some ancient evil using a siren song to lure victims to release it from its eternal prison, at least we were likely to be eaten together or we'll have a nice tale share over tea of when we were turned into an evil overlord's brainwashed minions."
Then when they find Cadence:
"I gently held her chin in one hoof. "Cousin? Is it really you?"
"She slapped me."
"It's really you," I said."
Also in this chapter, Starlight Sparkle (the mother of Shining and Twilight) wonders at one point if Blueblood's interruption is what her horoscope meant by warning her that her son's wedding would be full of bugs.
The Breather Episodes are full of this, mostly Cadence and her entourage having to adapt to the strangeness of the Ponyvilleans (primarily Pinkie Pie).
Pinkie Pie putting Silver Spoon in the corner for lampshading a piece of Dramatic Irony. And her father agreeing with her.
Pinkie throwing out a copy of the canon episode's script because of how far off the rails they've gone. And later, being completely surprised by a subversion of Tempting Fate.
The numerous examples of Let's You and Him Fight caused by the various groups of heroes not having all the same information should be a cause for alarm, but how they play out is played for laughs.
In the Big Theater Fight chapter of the Wedding Arc the ponies try to rescue their friends from Chrysalis, only to learn that it's all a trick to lure THEM in. In the ensuing wild battle one Changeling tries to distract Pinkie by telling her that "Pages of Harmony is the best fanfic ever!". Pinkie just laughs and shows him some fan art of Chrysalis and Discord. The poor Changeling's response? "AHHH! My eyes!"
And shortly after the art gets snatched away by the now-evil Diamond Tiara on Discord's orders.
The stallion gave him a nudge, "Uh...do you surrender?" He looked closer, "Dear I think it's hurt!" Indeed, the bug monster was bleeding badly.
Upper Crust took off her sweeter/scarf, then looked at her scarf, then the monster, and her scarf again and put her scarf back on. She then pulled the cloth cover off the table they were sitting at and used it to bandages the unconscious bug monster.
The Interviewers doing a group Jaw Drop when they realized that Scootaloo has her cutie mark.
Golden Tiara's appearance. And the reaction of two Changelings to the "mutant".
And then afterwards Pinkie is taking pictures of little Twilight, and Trixie asks for some copies while a grinning Applebloom asks if she wants to join the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Twilight is not amused.
Twilight accidentally making a soapbox appear under Cadence.
Everyone's reactions to Scootaloo's getting her cutie mark.
The Changelings misinterpreting Cadence's decree and freaking out.
In Button Mash Level 2 of 2 the Interviewers learn about what became of Button Mash and his mom when he first went to Ponyville. Button was approached by Pipsqueak who tried (and failed) to become his friends. This leads to Button getting a visit in his dreams from Pip's friend Princess Luna in the form of Nightmare Moon. She starts in on Button, who reacts with:
It all ends the next morning with a furious and rather battered-looking Luna demanding that her big sister issue a Royal Decree banning her image as a 'boss villain' in these 'vid-te-oh games'. It doesn't work.
Sweetie finding and taking in the reborn Blank Wolf and naming it "Blanky".