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** The markings painted on Luna's cheeks during her makeover look like a slightly palette-swapped version of [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse The Diamond Authority insignia]].

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* TroubledFetalPosition: After being nearly eaten by Mr. Tortoise-Snap and covered in saliva, Spike is briefly seen curled in the fetal position and rocking back and forth on his tail.

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* HawaiianShirtedTourist: Luna declares she knows of the perfect outfits for the sisters' trip... brightly colored flowery shirts. Celestia's strained smile upon seeing them betrays she's not that thrilled by the prospect.

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** The ponysona of Nicole Dubuc, who has written previous episodes, can be seen behind Celestia when she's preparing to take a photo of Luna during the first montage of "Lotta Little Things".

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** The sisters have forgotten what they originally fought over: playing in the day and resting at night. Worse still, they traded places fairly recently so have also forgotten empathy for each other.

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* HappyDance: Both Luna and Celestia break into a happy-hoof dance when they get excited.


* JerkassBall: It's very, very minor, but Fancy Pants is a bit ruder and snootier than usual, given that he was introduced as a more sensible high society pony who didn't mind more common things, and rudely comments on Rarity's choice of decor. In his defense it's apparently a pretty big event he usually organizes that the Mane 6 clumsily kept him out of, and he still basically just gently tells them they aren't expected to do all of this alone.



* TookALevelInJerkass: It's very, very minor, but Fancy Pants is a bit ruder and snootier than usual, given that he was introduced as a more sensible high society pony who didn't mind more common things, and rudely comments on Rarity's choice of decor. In his defense it's apparently a pretty big event he usually organizes that the Mane 6 clumsily kept him out of, and he still basically just gently tells them they aren't expected to do all of this alone, but he's still uncharacteristically rude.


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: While creatures covered in fur can get sunburns, Luna's are shown in a way that makes it look like her fur is her skin. The burns end up being severe enough to require a trip to the hospital.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: While creatures covered in fur can get sunburns, Luna's are shown in a way that makes it look like [[ThroughAFaceFullOfFur her fur is her skin.skin]]. The burns end up being severe enough to require a trip to the hospital.


Twilight and her friends work together to stop a giant tortoise that is eating the trees at Sweet Apple Acres. Applejack and Pinkie distract it long enough for Rainbow to fly Rarity into its face and tie a bow around its beak. Fluttershy gives the creature, seemingly named Mr. Tortoise-Snap, the Stare, calming it down and allowing Twilight to catch Spike, who had been caught up in the feeding frenzy. Just then, Princesses Celestia and Luna arrive, announce they will save the day. They use their magic to send Mr. Tortoise-Snap off to other parts, but Twilight and her friends are confused. Over the next few days, the Princesses continue to intervene even when their help is not needed, and potentially overdoing their help.

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Twilight and her friends work together to stop a giant tortoise that is eating the trees at Sweet Apple Acres. Applejack and Pinkie distract it long enough for Rainbow to fly Rarity into its face and tie a bow around its beak. Fluttershy gives the creature, seemingly named Mr. Tortoise-Snap, the Stare, calming it down and allowing Twilight to catch Spike, who had been caught up in the feeding frenzy. Just then, Princesses Celestia and Luna arrive, announce announcing they will save the day. They use their magic to send Mr. Tortoise-Snap off to other parts, but Twilight and her friends are confused. Over the next few days, the Princesses continue to intervene even when their help is not needed, and potentially overdoing their help.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: It's very, very minor, but Fancy Pants is a bit ruder and snootier than usual, given that he was introduced as a more sensible high society pony who didn't mind more common things, and rudely comments on Rarity's choice of decor. In his defense it's apparently a pretty big event he usually organizes that the Mane 6 clumsily kept him out of, and he still basically just gently tells them they aren't expected to do all of this alone, but he's still uncharacteristically rude.


Twilight and her friends work together to stop a giant tortoise that is eating the trees at Sweet Apple Acres. Applejack and Pinkie distract it long enough for Rainbow to fly Rarity into its face and tie a bow around its beak. Fluttershy gives the Tortoise-Snap the Stare, calming it down, allowing Twilight to catch Spike, who had been caught up in the feeding frenzy. Just then, Princesses Celestia and Luna arrive, announce they will save the day. They use their magic to send the Tortoise-Snap off to other parts, but Twilight and her friends are confused. Over the next few days, the Princesses continue to intervene even when their help is not needed, and potentially overdoing their help.

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Twilight and her friends work together to stop a giant tortoise that is eating the trees at Sweet Apple Acres. Applejack and Pinkie distract it long enough for Rainbow to fly Rarity into its face and tie a bow around its beak. Fluttershy gives the Tortoise-Snap creature, seemingly named Mr. Tortoise-Snap, the Stare, calming it down, down and allowing Twilight to catch Spike, who had been caught up in the feeding frenzy. Just then, Princesses Celestia and Luna arrive, announce they will save the day. They use their magic to send the Mr. Tortoise-Snap off to other parts, but Twilight and her friends are confused. Over the next few days, the Princesses continue to intervene even when their help is not needed, and potentially overdoing their help.



* MultipurposeTongue: The Tortoise-Snap, albeit otherwise slow, can deploy its long tongue with the speed of a whip to coil around a tree. It's coated in sticky saliva and strong enough to uproot a full-grown tree before bringing it to the ravenous beast's beak.

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* MultipurposeTongue: The Tortoise-Snap, albeit otherwise slow, can deploy its Mr. Tortoise-Snap possess a long tongue with the speed of a whip to coil around a tree.which he can grab objects. It's coated in sticky saliva and strong enough to uproot a full-grown tree before bringing it to the ravenous beast's beak.



** The Tortoise-Snap the Mane Six contend with resembles the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Torterra.

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** The Mr. Tortoise-Snap the Mane Six contend with resembles the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Torterra.



* TurtlePower: The Tortoise-Snap that is found eating its way through Applejack's orchards at the beginning is large enough to have several trees and hillocks on top of its shell, and can eat a whole apple tree after uprooting it with its prehensile tongue.

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* TurtlePower: The Mr. Tortoise-Snap that is found eating its way through Applejack's orchards at the beginning is large enough to have several trees and hillocks on top of its his shell, and can eat a whole apple tree after uprooting it with its prehensile tongue.


* ADayInTheLimelight: The A-plot primarily deals with Princess Celestia and Luna, and on their relationship, without a mediator. It's only when the princesses realize Twilight and the others are having difficulty that they head back home.



* AnAesop: Just because you have your differences with your loved ones doesn't mean you don't care about each other. Sometimes people might need to do their own thing, but you can still appreciate them.



* AnAesop: Just because you have your differences with your loved ones doesn't mean you don't care about each other. Sometimes people might need to do their own thing, but you can still appreciate them.



* BigEntrance: During the ColdOpen, Celestia and Luna make their appearance by loudly announcing their presence, the sun right behind them. Later, they enter the Cake's bakery by smashing through the door.



** The sisters visit the same toy store in manehattan Pinkie, Maud and Rarity visited during "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E3TheGiftOfTheMaudPie The Gift of the Maud Pie]]"

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** The sisters visit the same toy store in manehattan Manehattan Pinkie, Maud and Rarity visited during "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E3TheGiftOfTheMaudPie The Gift of the Maud Pie]]"Pie]]".



* ADayInTheLimelight: The A-plot primarily deals with Princess Celestia and Luna, and on their relationship, without a mediator. It's only when the princesses realize Twilight and the others are having difficulty that they head back home.



''(The cavern shakes, roars, and begins to snap shut)''\\

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''(The ''[the cavern shakes, roars, and begins to snap shut)''\\shut]''\\



* DynamicEntry: During the ColdOpen, Celestia and Luna make their appearance by loudly announcing their presence, the sun right behind them. Later, they enter the Cake's bakery by smashing through the door.



** Rulers cannot handle every aspect of a country alone without burning out. Delegation as long as it is not overdone, isn't a sign of weakness or laziness. It's part of the job.

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** Rulers cannot handle every aspect of a country alone without burning out. Delegation Delegation, as long as it is not overdone, isn't a sign of weakness or laziness. It's part of the job.job.
* TheReveal: Downplayed. You can [[FreezeFrameBonus briefly]] see Grogar's lair on Celestia's map, proving that it is indeed in Equestria, but not specifying ''where'' in Equestria.



* SeriesContinuityError: Celestia and Luna are seen riding the Wild Blue Yonder roller coaster in Las Pegasus. The ride was said to have closed for good after "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E5GranniesGoneWild Grannies Gone Wild]]".

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* SeriesContinuityError: SeriesContinuityError:
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Celestia and Luna are seen riding the Wild Blue Yonder roller coaster in Las Pegasus. The ride was said to have closed for good after "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS8E5GranniesGoneWild Grannies Gone Wild]]".Wild]]".
** Nurse Sweetheart is a unicorn in this episode. In all her previous appearance, she was an earth pony.



* TheReveal: Downplayed. You can [[FreezeFrameBonus briefly]] see Grogar's lair on Celestia's map, proving that it is indeed in Equestria, but not specifying ''where'' in Equestria.


Twilight and her friends work together to stop a giant tortoise that is eating the trees at Sweet Apple Acres. Applejack and Pinkie distract it long enough for Rainbow to fly Rarity into its face and tie a bow around its beak. Fluttershy gives the tortoise the Stare, calming it down, allowing Twilight to catch Spike, who had been caught up in the feeding frenzy. Just then, Princesses Celestia and Luna arrive, announce they will save the day. They use their magic to send the tortoise off to other parts, but Twilight and her friends are confused. Over the next few days, the Princesses continue to intervene even when their help is not needed, and potentially overdoing their help.

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Twilight and her friends work together to stop a giant tortoise that is eating the trees at Sweet Apple Acres. Applejack and Pinkie distract it long enough for Rainbow to fly Rarity into its face and tie a bow around its beak. Fluttershy gives the tortoise Tortoise-Snap the Stare, calming it down, allowing Twilight to catch Spike, who had been caught up in the feeding frenzy. Just then, Princesses Celestia and Luna arrive, announce they will save the day. They use their magic to send the tortoise Tortoise-Snap off to other parts, but Twilight and her friends are confused. Over the next few days, the Princesses continue to intervene even when their help is not needed, and potentially overdoing their help.



* MultipurposeTongue: The Tortoise-Snap, albeit otherwise slow, can deploy its long tongue with the speed of a whip to coil around a tree. It's coated in sticky saliva and strong enough to uproot a full-grown tree before bringing it to the ravenous beast's beak.



** The giant tortoise the Mane Six contend with resembles the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Torterra.

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** The giant tortoise Tortoise-Snap the Mane Six contend with resembles the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Torterra.



* TurtlePower: The giant tortoise that is found eating its way through Applejack's orchards at the beginning is large enough to have several trees and hillocks on top of its shell, and can eat a whole apple tree after uprooting it with its prehensile tongue.

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* TurtlePower: The giant tortoise Tortoise-Snap that is found eating its way through Applejack's orchards at the beginning is large enough to have several trees and hillocks on top of its shell, and can eat a whole apple tree after uprooting it with its prehensile tongue.


Twilight and her friends work together to stop a giant turtle that is eating the trees at Sweet Apple Acres. Applejack and Pinkie distract it long enough for Rainbow to fly Rarity into its face and tie a bow around its beak. Fluttershy gives the turtle the Stare, calming it down, allowing Twilight to catch Spike, who had been caught up in the feeding frenzy. Just then, Princesses Celestia and Luna arrive, announce they will save the day. They use their magic to send the turtle off to other parts, but Twilight and her friends are confused. Over the next few days, the Princesses continue to intervene even when their help is not needed, and potentially overdoing their help.

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Twilight and her friends work together to stop a giant turtle tortoise that is eating the trees at Sweet Apple Acres. Applejack and Pinkie distract it long enough for Rainbow to fly Rarity into its face and tie a bow around its beak. Fluttershy gives the turtle tortoise the Stare, calming it down, allowing Twilight to catch Spike, who had been caught up in the feeding frenzy. Just then, Princesses Celestia and Luna arrive, announce they will save the day. They use their magic to send the turtle tortoise off to other parts, but Twilight and her friends are confused. Over the next few days, the Princesses continue to intervene even when their help is not needed, and potentially overdoing their help.



Meanwhile in Canterlot, Twilight and her friends struggle more with the duties left for them. These include arranging the Royal Swanifying Ceremony for the swans that live in the castle's moat. The problems with arranging this start to surmount rapidly; they have to decorate the palace and prepare for the celebration feast, keep the swans calm, and deal with striking trash removal ponies that have left piles of waste to build up on the streets. The problems start to overwhelm the Mane Six when Fancy Pants speaks up, giving them all advice to just calm down and to try to delegate the problems rather than fixing it all herself, something he observed the Princesses did. Together, they manage to deal with all the problems, including Pinkie bringing the giant turtle to Canterlot to eat the trash, giving Twilight confidence she needed.

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Meanwhile in Canterlot, Twilight and her friends struggle more with the duties left for them. These include arranging the Royal Swanifying Ceremony for the swans that live in the castle's moat. The problems with arranging this start to surmount rapidly; they have to decorate the palace and prepare for the celebration feast, keep the swans calm, and deal with striking trash removal ponies that have left piles of waste to build up on the streets. The problems start to overwhelm the Mane Six when Fancy Pants speaks up, giving them all advice to just calm down and to try to delegate the problems rather than fixing it all herself, something he observed the Princesses did. Together, they manage to deal with all the problems, including Pinkie bringing the giant turtle tortoise to Canterlot to eat the trash, giving Twilight confidence she needed.



** The giant turtle the Mane Six contend with resembles the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Torterra.

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** The giant turtle tortoise the Mane Six contend with resembles the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Torterra.



* TurtleIsland: The giant turtle that is found eating its way through Applejack's orchards at the beginning is large enough to have several trees and hillocks on top of its shell, making it a land-dwelling version of this trope -- a Turtle Hill, in a sense.

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* TurtleIsland: TurtlePower: The giant turtle tortoise that is found eating its way through Applejack's orchards at the beginning is large enough to have several trees and hillocks on top of its shell, making and can eat a whole apple tree after uprooting it a land-dwelling version of this trope -- a Turtle Hill, in a sense.with its prehensile tongue.


* DynamicEntry: During the ColdOpen, Celestia and Luna make their appearance by loudly announcing their presence, the sun right behind him.

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* DynamicEntry: During the ColdOpen, Celestia and Luna make their appearance by loudly announcing their presence, the sun right behind him.them. Later, they enter the Cake's bakery by smashing through the door.

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