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YMMV: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic S2 E6 "The Cutie Pox"

  • Accidental Innuendo: Zecora seems to be making Viagra for birds.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: In a fandom where every background pony will be named and characterized, it took only a few hours for the community to come to agreement on the name "Allie Way" for a oddly-taller pony in the cold open and fanart to appear. Whether she is related to Vinyl Scratch (due to the similar blue-striped hair and both being unicorn ponies) or Snails (due to the lanky appearance) still seems up in the air.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • The seeds of truth grow when you tell the truth and only Apple Bloom's truth does the trick. This is likely because Pinkie Pie wasn't telling the truth. Note her erratic behavior during her confession. Who's to say that she ate more than six corn cakes? Who knows? She may have even eaten *gasp!* a dozen!
    • Alternatively, Zecora could have enchanted the seeds to respond only to the truth from Apple Bloom, since it was clear from the outset that the filly's pilfering was what brought Zecora to town. She might have even enchanted the Heart's Desire to give Apple Bloom the symptoms in the first place, just to teach her a lesson in patience.
  • Fridge Horror: The Big Lebowski ponies in the Cold Open included a pony based on "The Jesus" from the film. Assuming their characters are meant to be Expies of the movie characters, this means foalcon is canon.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The fact that Apple Bloom calls one of her tricks "The Hoopla".
  • Nightmare Fuel: An ailment that gives you genius ability but that forces you to perform it indefinitely is a trope that has been used in other works with rather gruesome imagery, including Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes", the Looney Tunes short, "The Wearing of the Grin", and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Once More With Feeling".
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Listen to the music while Apple Bloom shows off her talents to all of Ponyville. Doesn't it sound a lot like John Williams' "The Cowboys Overture"?
  • The Woobie: It's hard not to feel sorry for Apple Bloom, considering all she goes through in this episode


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