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* AnAesop: It's best to give others what they always wanted but never had.


* ThirteenIsUnlucky: When Twilight advises the Mane Six practice the Welcome Committee Song ''"one more time from the top"'' while on the train, AJ mentions they've already practiced it ''twelve'' times earlier. Of course, the Mane Six practice it ''one'' more time... just in time for the train to arrive at the Crystal Empire, screech to a stop and throwing all of them for a loop.



-->'''Twilight:''' "We bring the Games Inspector back to the castle, put on our big welcome committee how-do-you-do and then..."
-->'''Pinkie:''' "...Put the pudding out to thaw before you eat it or you'll crack a tooth?"
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' "I'll just ignore that."

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-->'''Twilight:''' "We We bring the Games Inspector back to the castle, put on our big welcome committee how-do-you-do and then..."
-->'''Pinkie:''' "...
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'''Pinkie:''' ...
Put the pudding out to thaw before you eat it or you'll crack a tooth?"
-->'''Rainbow
tooth?\\
'''Rainbow
Dash:''' "I'll I'll just ignore that." "



** A somewhat unique example: everything that happens here makes it evident that Cadance's reasons for not inviting Spike (as mentioned back in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks "Just for Sidekicks"]]) are more understandable and justified. Plus, considering all things, there was nothing actively preventing Spike from joining them even if he hadn't had responsibilities at home.

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** A somewhat unique example: everything that happens here makes it evident that Cadance's reasons for not inviting Spike (as mentioned back in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks "Just "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks Just for Sidekicks"]]) Sidekicks]]") are more understandable and justified. Plus, considering all things, there was nothing actively preventing Spike from joining them even if he hadn't had responsibilities at home.



* POVSequel: To [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks "Just for Sidekicks"]] as told through the Mane Six's perspective.

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* POVSequel: To [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks "Just "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks Just for Sidekicks"]] Sidekicks]]" as told through the Mane Six's perspective.



* SeriousBusiness: Both Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash treat the welcoming of the inspector very seriously both as a favor to Princess Cadance and the Crystal Empire and, in Rainbow Dash's case, to not have the Crystal Empire suffer the same disappointment she felt when she was a filly. Hosting the games is a huge honor for any city, so there is no reason not to treat the matter seriously. Plus, the fate of all of Equestria kinda depends on the Crystal Ponies' self-esteem, as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 "The Crystal]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 Empire"]] demonstrates.

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* SeriousBusiness: Both Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash treat the welcoming of the inspector very seriously both as a favor to Princess Cadance and the Crystal Empire and, in Rainbow Dash's case, to not have the Crystal Empire suffer the same disappointment she felt when she was a filly. Hosting the games is a huge honor for any city, so there is no reason not to treat the matter seriously. Plus, the fate of all of Equestria kinda depends on the Crystal Ponies' self-esteem, as [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 "The "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 The Crystal]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 Empire"]] Empire]]" demonstrates.



* StrongFamilyResemblance: Rainbow-colored manes run in Rainbow Dash's family, if the flashback of Filly!Dash with her dad is anything to go by.
* SynchronousEpisodes: With [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks "Just for Sidekicks"]].

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* StrongFamilyResemblance: Rainbow-colored manes run in Rainbow Dash's family, if the flashback of Filly!Dash filly Dash with her dad is anything to go by.
* SynchronousEpisodes: With [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks "Just "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks Just for Sidekicks"]].Sidekicks]]".



* ThirteenIsUnlucky: When Twilight advises the Mane Six practice the Welcome Committee Song ''"one more time from the top"'' while on the train, AJ mentions they've already practiced it ''twelve'' times earlier. Of course, the Mane Six practice it ''one'' more time... just in time for the train to arrive at the Crystal Empire, screech to a stop and throwing all of them for a loop.





* PunnyName: Ms. Harshwhinny, the Games Inspector, is ({{ahem}}) harsh [[CaptainObvious and a horse]].

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* PunnyName: Ms. Harshwhinny, the Games Inspector, is ({{ahem}}) harsh [[CaptainObvious and a horse]].horse.


** The plot is a variation on Gogol's ComedyOfErrors, Theatre/TheInspectorGeneral.

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** The plot is a variation on Gogol's ComedyOfErrors, Theatre/TheInspectorGeneral.comedy of errors, ''Theatre/TheInspectorGeneral''.

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** The plot is a variation on Gogol's ComedyOfErrors, Theatre/TheInspectorGeneral.


* SequelHook: A season four episode about the Equestria Games themselves seemed inevitable at the time the episode was originally aired, especially in light of Twilight and Rainbow's conversation about coming back to watch the Games. Show writer Meghan [=McCarthy=] later hinted in a [[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/403970748257021952 tweet]] that there would be an episode focusing on the Games at some point during the fourth season. As it turns out, there were ''three'' sequels - "[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish Flight to the Finish]]" and "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls Rainbow Falls]]" both dealing with preparations for the Games, and "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames]]", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin when the Games were actually held]].

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* SequelHook: A season four episode about the Equestria Games themselves seemed inevitable at the time the episode was originally aired, especially in light of Twilight and Rainbow's conversation about coming back to watch the Games. Show writer Meghan [=McCarthy=] later hinted in a [[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/403970748257021952 tweet]] that there would be an episode focusing on the Games at some point during the fourth season. As it turns out, there were ''three'' sequels - "[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish Flight to the Finish]]" and "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls Rainbow Falls]]" both dealing with preparations for the Games, and "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames]]", "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin when the Games were actually held]].


* SequelHook: A season four episode about the Equestria Games themselves seemed inevitable at the time the episode was originally aired, especially in light of Twilight and Rainbow's conversation about coming back to watch the Games. Show writer Meghan [=McCarthy=] later hinted in a [[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/403970748257021952 tweet]] that there would be an episode focusing on the Games at some point during the fourth season.

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* SequelHook: A season four episode about the Equestria Games themselves seemed inevitable at the time the episode was originally aired, especially in light of Twilight and Rainbow's conversation about coming back to watch the Games. Show writer Meghan [=McCarthy=] later hinted in a [[https://twitter.com/HubTVNetwork/status/403970748257021952 tweet]] that there would be an episode focusing on the Games at some point during the fourth season. As it turns out, there were ''three'' sequels - "[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E5FlightToTheFinish Flight to the Finish]]" and "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls Rainbow Falls]]" both dealing with preparations for the Games, and "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames]]", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin when the Games were actually held]].


* SchizoTech: Rarity uses a ''battery-powered drill''. Whether it use magic or electricity is left completely unanswered.

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* SchizoTech: Rarity uses a ''battery-powered drill''. Whether it use uses magic or electricity is left completely unanswered.

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* ForWantOfANail: Rarity skipped a step in the instructions to prepare Cadance's headdress because she didn't think it was necessary. She ends up ruining Cadance's mane because of it and has to start all over again.


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* SchizoTech: Rarity uses a ''battery-powered drill''. Whether it use magic or electricity is left completely unanswered.


** A somewhat unique example: everything that happens here makes it evident that Cadance's reasons for not inviting Spike (as mentioned back in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks "Just for Sidekicks"]]) are more understandable and justified. Plus, considering all things, there was nothing actively preventing Spike from joining them if he hadn't had responsibilities at home.

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** A somewhat unique example: everything that happens here makes it evident that Cadance's reasons for not inviting Spike (as mentioned back in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks "Just for Sidekicks"]]) are more understandable and justified. Plus, considering all things, there was nothing actively preventing Spike from joining them even if he hadn't had responsibilities at home.



* [[Facehoof FacePalm]]: Rainbow does one when Pinkie starts making funny faces at the false inspector.

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* [[Facehoof FacePalm]]: FacePalm: Rainbow does facehoofs one when Pinkie starts making funny faces at the false inspector.


* FacePalm: Rainbow facehoofs one when Pinkie starts making funny faces at the false inspector.

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* FacePalm: [[Facehoof FacePalm]]: Rainbow facehoofs does one when Pinkie starts making funny faces at the false inspector.


* MercurysWings: The crystal pony messenger who delivers the news about the stylist's illness and the early arrival of the games inspector wears winged shoes.



** The messenger has wings on her shoes like Hermes/Mercury, the gods' messenger.

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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: Pinkie gets a little sidetracked:
-->'''Twilight:''' "We bring the Games Inspector back to the castle, put on our big welcome committee how-do-you-do and then..."
-->'''Pinkie:''' "...Put the pudding out to thaw before you eat it or you'll crack a tooth?"
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' "I'll just ignore that."

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Rainbow accidentally upsets a random Crystal Empire filly.


* GenreSavvy: Pinkie Pie remarks that the real inspector is probably ''not'' at the spa where Princess Cadance is getting her hair done, since that's the ''last'' place they want her to end up. Upon [[TemptingFate realizing what she just said]], the ponies rush over to the spa.

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