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    The Return of Harmony 
Part 1
  • The new Big Bad, Discord, when he's not being just a little bit scary.
  • Shifty-eyed Applejack was pretty funny.
  • Rarity being greedier and hammier than usual. I know where you live!
  • Fluttershy... the bully.
  • Discord tries to break Fluttershy as he did with the others, but he learns that Fluttershy is just too kind to be broken so easily, forcing him to give up his tricks and brainwash her the old-fashioned way.
    Discord: (Frustrated) Oh, for goodness' sake! (Pokes Fluttershy's head and brainwashes her) You've been kind for far too long, my dear! Time to be cruel! Arrivederci! (leaves in a sulky huff)
  • During Discord's conversation with Celestia and the mane cast, Pinkie Pie starts laughing, which Twilight isn't happy about.
  • "Hold on a second! Eternal chaos comes with chocolate rain, you guys! Chocolate. Rain!"
  • Pinkie's reaction to the Elements being missing is priceless.
    Pinkie: Oh well, if anyone needs me, I'll be outside in the chocolate puddles with a giant swizzle straw.
  • Despite the seriousness of the situation, seeing Celestia Jaw Drop when she realizes Discord has stolen the Elements is just funny coming from such an unflappable, reserved character.
    • And in relation to the above moment, Celestia's eye actually follows Pinkie when the latter bounces away happily, all the while still being slack-jawed.
  • The weird weather in Ponyville: cotton candy clouds, chocolate milk rain, corn turning into popcorn, apples swelling up and bending the trees they're on, animals randomly growing deer legs...Plus Rainbow dealing with it at the beginning:
    Rainbow Dash: (drop of chocolate milk rain comes down on her head) Hey! It's not supposed to rain until tomorrow! (looks up at the cloud) You can't just-! (rain comes down on her in earnest) You did...
  • The Cutie Mark Crusaders arguing at the beginning of the episode over what a Draconequus represents.
    Apple Bloom: Confusion?
    Sweetie Belle: Evil!
    Scootaloo: Chaos!
    Sweetie Belle: It's not "chaos", you dodo!
    Scootaloo: Don't call me things I don't know the meaning of!
    • Sweetie Belle calling a flightless pegasus a dodo was funny all by itself.
  • Also, a bit earlier, upon seeing the statue of Victory:
    Scootaloo: How cool would it be to have that for our cutie marks!
    Apple Bloom: (eyeroll) Cool... if you're actually victoryful at something.
    Sweetie Belle: That's not a word!
    Scootaloo: What are you, a dictionary?
  • Rarity coming to help Applejack in the orchard.
    Rarity: I heard about your troubles, Applejack, and I came to see if there's anything I can do without getting wet. Or dirty. Or out from under my umbrella.
    • AJ's reactions. One bewildered face and one subtle eyeroll.
  • Twilight's Failsafe Failure:
    Twilight: My failsafe spell... failed! What do we do now?
    Spike: Um... give up?
  • Fluttershy's sassy tail-snap. SO out of character.
  • Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Applejack each displaying their newly corrupted personalities in rapid succession:
    Fluttershy: (shoves Pinkie Pie into the maze wall)
    Applejack: (laughs at Pinkie Pie)
    Pinkie Pie: And what are YOU laughin' at?!
    Applejack: (shifty eyes) Chocolate milk!
  • Twilight's hilariously delivered snark at what she believes to be another of Applejack's lies:
    Applejack: (deadpan) Well, looky there. Rainbow Dash is flying away. She's abandonin' us!
    Twilight: Now, I know that's a lie.
  • Discord's meowing umbrella.
  • Discord's Establishing Character Moment at the entrance to the maze. Discord's dialogue in the castle had been genuinely intimidating and fairly creepy, really driving home that this was a villain greater than any the Mane 6 had yet faced. After making their wings and horns disappear, Discord dramatically appears with an evil laugh and a crack of thunder and lightning in the background...only to immediately drop the facade:
    • Meta example: judging by the shocked exclamations of several fans in online reaction videos, this was the exact moment a number of fans realized that Discord was voiced by John de Lancie.note 

Part 2

  • Fluttershy continues to be hilarious. After the mutant bunnies run over Twilight, she shouts out "Good boy, Angel! Mama's so proud!"
    • "Hey Twilight, what's soaking wet and clueless?" (splash) "Your FACE!" (bucket)
  • "I never thought this would happen... my friends... HAVE TURNED INTO COMPLETE JERKS!!"
  • Twilight's reaction to finding the elements and pretty much FORCING her friends to be the elements, and Spike to be Rainbow Dash, are hilarious.
    Twilight: Necklace, necklace, necklace, necklace, and... big crown thingy! C'mon, everypony! Let's go!
    • And then:
      Spike: But Twilight, aren't you missing somepony?
      Twilight: Nope. We've got the liar, the grump, the hoarder, and the brute. That just about covers it.
      Spike: What about Rainbow Dash?
      Beat
      Twilight: Congratulations, Spike! You're the new Rainbow Dash! Now let's go!
      Spike: ME?!? Bu-bu-but if she finds out I've been impersonating her... oh... that won't end well.
      Twilight: Too bad. You're Rainbow Dash. Now let's go defeat Discord so we never have to talk to each other again.
      Everyone except Spike: YEAH! WOOHOO!
    • A little later, Fluttershy trips Spike and calls him Rainbow Crash.
    • And before any of this:
      Twilight: This is my book, and I'M GOING TO READ IT!!
  • Though it pushes Twilight further towards Despair Event Horizon, there's just something about the way Discord delivers his "Discord rules, Celestia drools" line that makes it... a bit giggleworthy.
  • Rarity continuing to obsess over her boulder, which is now named Tom.
    • And defending said boulder with kung-fu.
    • LOOK OUT! HERE COMES TOM! (giant boulder crashes through window and nearly crushes Pinkie Pie)
    • Also when she takes Fluttershy's cast-off necklace: MINE!
  • On a related note, Rarity's de-brainwashing scene, while more implied than shown, is fairly hilarious.
    Rarity: What do you think you're doing? Get away from my gem! Get awa-
    {Magical flash}
    Beat
    Rarity: (pushes her boulder, Tom, out of her shop) Let Us Never Speak of This Again.
  • When the others were chasing Rainbow Dash so Twilight could cure her of Discord's spell, Fluttershy's reaction to Twilight reminding them what's at stake:
    Twilight Sparkle:If you don't catch her, Discord wins!
    Fluttershy: (suddenly determined) That... big... dumb... MEANIE!
    • Before that, Applejack manages to lasso Rainbow Dash, but because Pinkie forgot to secure the rope, Rainbow Dash manages to get away... but not before the rope snags Pinkie and Rarity and drags them out of the Twinkling Balloon with Rarity admonishing Pinkie. Their facial expressions are priceless.
      Rarity: Fluttershy, could you be a dear and FLY FASTER, PLEASE?
    • "Um, I'm just wondering if it's okay if I hold you down against your will for a little bit?"
      Twilight: (facehoof) Ugh...
  • Discord getting himself a glass of chocolate milk, which is filled from the top down. Then he drinks the glass, and throws the chocolate milk behind him. It explodes, which makes the screen darker for a split second instead of brighter.
  • The chaos at the Apple farm. AJ is reverse eating apples, Granny Smith is tap-dancing on her hind legs (complete with top hat and cane) and Big Mac is acting like a cross between a cartoon gopher and a puppy.
  • Ballet dancing buffalo wearing onesies. That is all.
    • Also, floating pies, which become a Brick Joke when the pies rain down around Discord, who's laughing his head off, just before the above-mentioned exploding chocolate milk incident.
  • The group prepares to finish Discord off, Twilight gives a Pre Ass Kicking One Liner... and then Pinkie Pie tells everyone to wait as she drinks some more of the chocolate milk rain. Then growling at Discord.
    • Also, the reactions from her friends while she's doing this. Applejack looks disgusted, while Fluttershy just looks terrified.
  • "You better THINK before you laugh at the PINK...ie Pie!"
  • There's something strangely amusing about seeing Pinkie Pie skate along the soapy roads with a completely serious look on her face while proclaiming how much fun she isn't having.
  • When everyone else is freed from Discord's Mind Rape, they either feel guilty, somewhat scared, or embarrassed. Pinkie Pie just laughs at the fact she turned grey, and is so busy doing this Applejack has to carry her along in a wagon. Completely in character for her though.
  • Midway through the episode, there's a shot of Discord walking where every footstep has a different ridiculous sound effect.
  • As much of a smug bastard as he is during the Mane Cast's first attempt to take down Discord with the Elements of Harmony, there's something hilarious about him "admitting defeat" while putting on a pair of sunglasses and setting up a bullseye on his belly, and lowering his shades just to get a good look at the glowing ponies.
  • Discord and Twilight have this hilarious exchange:
    Discord: Picture it: the chaos capital of the world!
    (Discord holds up Twilight to gaze at the discorded Ponyville when day immediately switches to night.)
    Twilight: (squinting) I can't picture anything. It's too dark.
    Discord: (dropping Twilight in a puddle of soap) Well, wait a few minutes and you'll see it in the beautiful light of day. Or not.
  • Discord himself. He feels more like a giant troll.

    Lesson Zero 
  • Everything about Twilight's anal retentive behavior and momentary descent to madness this episode is a big bag of this. Where do we even begin?
    • Her checklists.
      • "Weird, didn't we just get quills and ink last week?"
    • Twilight making a mess trying to even out the frosting on the cupcakes she ordered from Sugar Cube Corner. There's hardly any frosting left on them by the time she's done.
    • Because it got all over Spike. No worries, he doesn't need a bath.
    • Her Insane Troll Logic progression from "I might be late on this week's friendship lesson" to "Princess Celestia will send me back to magic kindergarten!"
    • Her crazy-faces, which manage to be amusing and nightmarish at the same time.
    • Her raspy, annoyed groan as she teleports away from the picnic.
    • Her attempt at psychoanalyzing Rainbow Dash when she thinks Rainbow is angry at Applejack for some reason. Twilight puts her mane in a Prim and Proper Bun, and makes Rainbow lie on a bench and talk about her "issues".
      • When she first comes to that conclusion.
      "Rainbow must be angry with Applejack! She must hate her guts. How wonderful!"
      • Halting Rainbow in mid-flight by magically seizing her tail, causing her to dangle in the air as Twilight talks to her with her tail still stretched out in flight.
    • Twilight's reaction, when after she tells her anxious friends of her problem, they all sigh in relief and Fluttershy thought it was something really bad (which for Twilight, that was the really bad thing). And also, Twilight's angry look when they were laughing at her.
    • "Hi girrrrls" is always just as funny as it is creepy.
  • The Atomic Rainnuke. Rainbow Dash tears down a decrepit old barn by slamming into it at high speed, making a huge, rainbow-colored mushroom cloud.
  • The entire town fighting over Twilight's old doll.
    • Big Macintosh running off giggling with said doll. This is after Princess Celestia removed the spell from the doll.
    • Before he joins in, Big Macintosh says "Eeee-nope."
    • The reveal of the Mayor fighting Derpy Hooves after Princess Celestia arrives to put a stop to all the fighting.
    • The Cutie Mark Crusaders' initial reactions to the doll. They had literally come to blows over who would have to play with it note  when Twilight cast that spell.
      • The very first time Sweetie Belle lies about said mane. The way she uncertainly fumbles over the last word is priceless.
      • Just as funny is when she excitedly squeals the same line while she is entranced by the doll.
      • Scootaloo signing 'she's fruit loops' at the other Crusaders.
      • Also, when they're fighting over who WON'T have to play with Smarty-Pants, Apple Bloom and Scootaloo are both trying to force Sweetie Belle in the doll's direction. It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but the wriggling action she makes while trying to escape (along with the sound that accompanies it) is nothing short of hysterical.
      • Similarly, the Crusaders' verbal attempts to force the doll on each other are hilarious. Apple Bloom may have the best one: "Applejack says it's important to share!"
    • Twilight Sparkle trying to make the doll more appealing to the Crusaders by giving them its accessories: a mini checklist and quill.
    • And when it's all over, the pitiful little squeak it makes when the Mayor steps on it.
  • Rarity is in full HAM mode in this episode. It is glorious. "The worst... possible... THING!!"
    • She even magically summons a couch to faint on. Twice.
      Rarity: What? You didn't expect me to lay on the grass, did you?
      • To put this in to perspective, Rarity forgot the plates, but brought a fainting couch.
    • And her pulling a Hypocritical Humor by calling Twilight a "Drama Queen".
  • Fluttershy beating the crap out of a bear in order to help it relieve some tension it's having in the neck and shoulder.
  • Pinkie Pie's pointless contribution to the picnic: a basket of balloons which proceeds to lift the basket up into the air. Pinkie does her usual Breaking the Fourth Wall glance, only to look puzzled as if she knows the audience is unable to comprehend why she brought it.
  • Spike has apparently been taking lessons in Breaking the Fourth Wall from Pinkie. He pushes away a background, rolls one of Twilight's Imagine Spots up like a windowshade, pops another with his claw like a balloon, and even gives a shrug to the audience at one point.
  • Applejack's response when Celestia shows up.
    Applejack: Whoa, Nellie...
  • Celestia's Fascinating Eyebrow while Twilight's friends are taking the blame for her going this far to try and learn a lesson to send her.
  • Twilight's adorably big grin when she tells Spike the first thing to add to their daily to-do list. Which is... to make a checklist for the day. Cue massive groan from Spike.
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    Luna Eclipsed 
  • Every remark from those who don't recognize Twilight's costume. Pinkie calls her a "weirdo clown", Spike's first guess is "that creaky grandpa from the Ponyville Retirement Center" and Applejack calls her a "country music singer".
    • Even if you don't know who Star Swirl is, it's still funny how way-off their guesses are, since she clearly dresses as a wizard.
  • Spike the dragon decides to dress as... a dragon.
  • Chaperone Granny Smith's response to Twilight wishing her a happy Nightmare Night.
    Granny Smith: I should have been asleep five hours ago!
  • Everything Luna does that is not a Tear Jerker is this.
    • After telling Twilight that she recalled who purged her of her Dark Power (complete with hovering, gathering storm-clouds, wind, and the usual bellowing).
      Twilight: And... that was a good thing, right?
      Luna (on an angry, loud tone): But of course! We could not be happier! Is that not clear?
    • "This is the traditional Royal Canterlot Voice! It is tradition to speak using the Royal "We", and to use THIS MUCH VOLUME WHEN ADDRESSING OUR SUBJECTS!"
      • The way Twilight fixes her hat and beard after Luna yells this. Hilarious every time.
    • For SpongeBob SquarePants fans, Luna asking what fun is.
    • "Ha ha! The fun has been doubled!"
    • "'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!" *thunderclap*
      • For a bit of context, Pipsqueak had fallen into the apple bobbing water and Luna was using her mouth to lift him out by his rump. When Pinkie Pie and the other foals enter on their fear act, he runs away, shouting out that Luna was "gobbling [his] backside" to which she responds with this line.
    • "Huzzah! How many points do I receive?!"
    • Plus her utter confusion when she sees Ponyville citizens cowering in abject terror: "What is the matter with you??"
    • Luna's totally deadpan face as loud things happen inside Fluttershy's cottage.
  • "Pinkie Pie, you're a genius!" "No I'm not. I'm a chicken. Ba-GAWK!"
    • Pretty much Pinkie Pie acting like a chicken all the time is hilarious. The sound-effects just makes it even funnier.
    • Her act was so good, she apparently lays an egg when surprised by Luna.
    • "Too old for free candy!? Ba-Gawk! NEVER!"
  • Derpy Hooves popping out of the apple-bobbing tub, plug in mouth. Bonus points for Carrot Top's deadpan reaction to it.
    • Derpy's costume — a paper bag on each of her hooves and one on her head.
    • Made even funnier by the proud expression on Derpy's face as she pops up out of the tub with the plug, only for it to turn to despair as the water starts draining away.
  • The scene where Spike complains about Mayor Mare's cheesy voice complete with a rainbow wig is funnier when you realize that both of them are voiced by Cathy Weseluck.
  • A brief moment when Luna [transforms from her Nightmare Moon form into Luna after the last candy offering - she spits out fake vampire teeth. It's just humorous that she needed a small, non-magical material to enhance the scaring effect.
  • Everypony (except Princess Luna) failing to recognize Twilight's "Star Swirl the Bearded" costume.
  • Princess Luna getting Rainbow Dash back for scaring everypony with a thundercloud.
  • Fluttershy's attempts to hide from both Luna and the scariness of Nightmare Night, especially when she tries to run back inside her cottage and Twilight shuts the door on her with the most deadpan expression, causing her to smack comically into it.
    • GOAWAY! NOCANDYHERE! VISITORSNOTWELCOMEONNIGHTMARENIGHT!!!
    • Luna's dagger-shooting glare when Fluttershy opens the door the first time.
    • It is you... *beat* Oh, and Nightmare Moon. *gasp* NIGHTMARE MOON!!!
    • Not to mention the assorted farm animals from Fluttershy's cottage when Twilight goes to drag her out.
      • One of the noises is an actual horse's whinnying. Wait, what?
      • That could have been Fluttershy herself. Panicking. And freaking out. But mostly panicking.
    • Fluttershy being forced to give Luna a lesson on how to speak softly and sweetly.
      Luna: TWILIGHT SPARKLE HAS SPOKEN OF THE SWEETNESS OF THY VOICE! WE ASK THOU TEACHEST US TO SPEAK AS THOU SPEAKEST!
      Fluttershy: (quietly) Okay...
      Luna: SHALL OUR LESSONS BEGIN?
      Fluttershy: (barely audible) Okay...
      Luna: SHALL WE MIMIC THY VOICE?
      Fluttershy: (voice trembling) Okay...
      Luna: HOW IS THIS?
      Fluttershy: Perfect-lesson-over. [flees back into her house, only for Twilight to close the door and have her smack into it]
    • And then the scene ends with Luna giving Fluttershy a big hug... and Fluttershy, as well as Pinkie and the group of kids with her, going into shock.
  • The Mayor trying to act all spooky, while being dressed as a clown.
    Spike: Aww, the rainbow wig just kills it for me.
  • Twilight proudly exclaiming that in order to help Luna, she's going to do what she does best: lecture her!
  • When the foals were crying after Luna cancelled Nightmare Night, one of the fillies (the one dressed like a princess) stating she wanted to be a zombie next year. It's as funny as it is sad.
  • Blink and you miss it, but directly after Luna's return, when Pinkie and the foals are running through town screaming, Pinkie is still running like a chicken with her forelegs folded like wings.
    • Bit of Fridge Brilliance there, too. Pinkie's not actually scared, she's just getting into the spirit of Nightmare Night.
  • While the scene is otherwise very sad, Luna's heavy Sarcasm Mode when Twilight Sparkle tries to comfort her is hilarious:
    Twilight: You have to believe me when I tell you that Nightmare Night is one of the most popular celebrations we have.
    Luna: Yes. I can tell, by all the adoring shrieks of the children as they run away.
    • And later, she provides this:
      Twilight: Princess Luna! I've finally figured out why you're having so much trouble being liked!
      Princess Luna: Forgive me if I withhold my enthusiasm.
  • Pipsqueak tugging at Luna's mane and the way it reacts as if it's solid rather than an ethereal cloud.
  • And, upon finally realizing how much the ponies like her, Luna gets so excited she switches to the TRCVnote  again, before remembering she was supposed to use indoor voice.
    Luna: OH, MOST WONDERFUL OF... I mean... [in a soft, sweet voice:] oh, most wonderful of nights.
  • Rainbow Dash getting her comeuppance. Throughout the episode, she goes around zapping people with lightning and laughing her head off. At the end, she's about to do the same thing to Twilight and Spike...until Luna zaps her in the rear-end, causing her to fly away screaming in terror.

     Sisterhooves Social 
  • The opening bit with Rarity sleeping & waking up...
    Rarity: "Oh... Are those sweet... carrot... pancakes I smell?...*gasp*...Mmm, how divine, num num num num. The aroma... spiced warm apple cider...*sniffs*...(a big waft of smoke comes in the room) Ahh, and, the smell of... smoke... smoke? SMOKE?!"
    • She freaks out, races down the stairs and crashes into the kitchen, accompanied by the sound of sirens & a smoke detector beeping.
  • Rarity walks by her parents, seated at the table in the background. It's done in a way that makes the viewer say "Did we just see that (the parents)"?
  • Sweetie Belle cooks for her sister.
    Rarity: I didn't know you could burn... juice.
    Rarity's Mother: I've been giving her lessons. I wouldn't be surprised if she's got a Cutie Mark in fancy cooking by the time we get back from our vacation.
    • And then afterwards...
      (Sweetie Belle puts a bowl of bubbling black... stuff on the table.)
      Rarity: L-let me guess... applesauce?
      Sweetie Belle: Nope. Toast!
  • The Parents, period. Picture a pot-bellied Tom Selleck in a big straw hat & Hawaiian shirt. Said Selleck clone talks with a comically Canadian, almost Phil Hartman-esque accent. The Mom is a short, chubbier (using the same design as Mrs. Cake), less-shrill-sounding Fran Drescher with a beehive hair-do.
    • Both are perfectly fine with the burnt disaster passing as breakfast & the Dad even points to a plate of... something... and goes "Ya gonna eat that?" before devouring it.
  • Sweetie Belle's huge pile of luggage. "Just a few necessities..."
  • The Running Gag of Rarity furiously and successfully suppressing all her nerves at Sweetie Belle's antics, over and over again. She's had far too much experience there...
    • Particularly as some of her expressions are reminiscent of Twilight's breakdown in "Lesson Zero," making you wonder the first time you see the episode just how far this is going to go.
    • In one of them, you can almost hear her suppressed scream.
  • Rarity's usual histrionics, period!
  • Much of Applejack and Apple Bloom's interaction, when it isn't a Heartwarming Moment.
    Apple Bloom: (with a mouthful of apple) What's 'uncouth'?
    Applejack: It means uncivilized, y'know, bad-mannered?
    Apple Bloom: *belches*
    Applejack: Exactly!
  • The argument over who should be sisters, ending with a confused Apple Bloom asking Applejack "We're still sisters, right?"
    • Applejack's confused and mildly disturbed reaction to the whole debate, especially when Sweetie Belle and Apple Bloom each grab a leg and start a tug-of-war with her.
  • Sweetie Belle impersonating Rarity's voice.
  • ONE. DAY.
  • Granny Smith interacting with a megaphone.
  • Rarity's line after the race is as sweet as it is hilarious.
    You see, we are apple pie!
  • Everyone assuming Rarity's joking about going to the spa.
  • Lampshading the Furry Confusion regarding herding sheep. "You could've just asked."
  • After Rarity offers to be a better sister by showing Sweetie Belle how to cook her favorite foods or clean her mane:
    Sweetie Belle: You want me to go home with you so we can do what YOU want to do?
    Rarity: Uh... yes?
    • The awkward sound effect on Rarity's nod really sells it.
  • Sweetie Belle's infamous sliding across the floor with her hind legs.

    The Cutie Pox 
  • Scootaloo's attempt at bowling. She bucked the ball.
    • Sweetie Belle's inexplicable pleasure at her gutter ball.
  • Also a little bit squicky, Spike getting hearts in his eyes when Twilight's mane is styled like Rarity's. Rarity thinks she looks simply divine!
  • Apple Bloom's Cutie Pox kicking into overdrive while she's on her way to ask Zecora for help, forcing her to act out all her new talents, whether it's chimney-sweeping, chess-playing, or lion-taming... You have to wonder, where did those lions come from anyway?
  • Pinkie Pie's anguished confession about how many corncakes she ate the other day when Applejack presses for somepony to tell the truth. And when that doesn't work, Pinkie lets out a hysterical cry of "Make it stop!"
  • Apple Bloom's short wait after learning her lesson of "Good things come to those who wait".
    Apple Bloom: Well, I've waited long enough!
  • Twilight bucking Spike off her back after his smart-alecky lampshading of Added Alliterative Appeal.
  • The Big Lebowski ponies, including Jesus! Now there's a Parental Bonus for you.
  • Apple Bloom suddenly speaking French, and Applejack's horrified reaction.
    Apple Bloom: Qu'est-que c'est? Je parle français!
    Applejack: Mah sister's speakin' in Fancy!
  • Big Macintosh stepping in to kick Granny Smith's leg to get rid of a cramp like this happens all the time.
    • Also doubles as a pun, since Granny Smith uses the phrase "charlie horse", a synonym for a cramp.
  • Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon's faces as Apple Bloom gets more attention and rubs it in their face, especially Diamond Tiara.
    Apple Bloom: These are advanced moves. Not for beginners. (Smugly) Got that, Diamond Tiara?
    Diamond Tiara: (growls)
  • The Flower Trio panicking as usual.
    • Plus the fact that it's those three, of all ponies, that Spike happens to explain Cutie Pox to, thus causing a panic and everypony running indoors.
  • On hearing about the Cutie Pox, some of the ponies change into Hazmat suits, cmplete with Radioactivity Cutie Mark.
  • When Zecora shows up in Ponyville, just when Applejack and Twilight were going to ask for her help, Applejack asks "Was your zebra sense a tinglin'?" Even better, Zecora's answer implies that 'zebra sense' might actually be a thing.

     May the Best Pet Win 
  • Opal "apologizing" to Rainbow. (She was asked to apologize but just hissed).
  • Gummy clinging to Pinkie Pie's head like a suckerfish.
  • Fluttershy's head bobbling up and down after her head is manually nodded by Pinkie Pie when she explains how they both nodded in agreement about the rest of the Mane Six deciding to not mention the Pony Pet Play Date to Rainbow Dash.
  • Fluttershy going crazy with glee when Rainbow Dash announces she's thinking of getting a pet. She grabs Rainbow and flies off with her back to the cottage while chattering excitedly. Rainbow Dash doesn't react to any of this, except for finally starting to flap her wings too so her hooves don't drag.
    • The shot is funny as well: it looks like Fluttershy has instantly carried Rainbow Dash into the sky, but the camera pans down to reveal that Fluttershy is slowly flapping a few feet off the ground and can barely get Dash airborne.
    • And Angel is just riding Shy's tail like he doesn't give a damn.
  • The song Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash sing has some amusing moments, from Rainbow Dash's snarky reactions to Fluttershy's suggestions for pets ("Cutesy-wootsey? Have you even met me?") to a tortoise in the background putting on sunglasses when Rainbow Dash asks for "cooler" suggestions for flying pets.
    • Derpy hiding in the chicken coop at the end of the song, made funnier as she's the only background pony for the episode.
    • The "Have you even met me?" line is even better when you realize that the two have probably been friends since they met at flight camp when they were fillies.
  • Rainbow Dash's drill sergeant routine when prepping her potential pets for the games. "You call that flapping?!"
  • Rainbow Dash's list of qualities she's looking for in a pet include "coolness, awesomeness, and radicalness."
    Twilight Sparkle: Aren't those all the same thing?
    Rainbow Dash: (patting Twilight's head) You would think that, Twilight, and that's why you would never qualify to be my pet.
  • All of the talents that the animals perform, such as the duck tap-dancing, the eagle knitting, the falcon doing card tricks, the wasp doing shadow puppets, and the bat performing a snippet of the theme song on water glasses.
    • And Rainbow's reaction to the bat's performance:
    Rainbow Dash: "That was truly awesome! But, I'm afraid this was the radicalness competition, so I'm gonna have to take some points off."
  • "Ghastly Gorge! Dun dun dun. "
  • Near the end of the episode, when the tortoise is carrying an injured Rainbow Dash to the end of the race, the rest of the Mane Six get impatient and just move the finish line closer.
  • "It can fly and it's not a squirrel!...should we sing about it again?"
  • The last little exchange between Twilight and Rainbow, as the latter tries to find the word that best describes her new pet Tank the tortoise:
    Twilight Sparkle: Tenacity.
    Rainbow Dash: Gesundheit.
  • Fluttershy shoving Twilight away from the binoculars she just conjured up.
  • Throughout the entire episode, Fluttershy corrects everyone whenever they call Tank the tortoise a turtle. Near the end, we get this gem:
    Fluttershy: Look, there's the turtle!
    Everyone Else: Tortoise.
    Fluttershy: Whatever.
  • After the hummingbird wins the agility contest, Rainbow calls for a hoof-bump. The pause in flapping causes the bird to drop out of the air.
    Rainbow Dash: ...I'm gonna have to shave a few points off your score for that.
  • Rainbow's Nightmare Sequence, the dialogue during it.
    Rainbow Dash: (Owlowicious's head is replaced with Winona's) "Winona? I mean, Winona's head?! Um, is this weird or is it just me? (his tail turns into Angel's) Angel? (his body turns into Gummy's) Gummy?! Okay, this is officially beyond weird now and right on down to freaky town."

    The Mysterious Mare Do Well 
  • This exchange when Twilight notices Rainbow Dash show-boating:
    Twilight Sparkle: Call me silly, but this whole "hero" thing might be going to Rainbow Dash's head.
    Pinkie Pie: You may be right... Silly.
    • Made even better by Pinkie's uncharacteristically serious tone of voice.
    • The look on Twilight's face also really sells it.
  • Pinkie Pie mistaking Spike's title as a "ghost writer" as meaning he's actually a ghost.
    • And the YouTube comments haven't missed this:
      Spike is Rainbow Dash. Rainbow Dash is a superhero. Spike is a ghost. Rainbow and Spike are a ghostly superhero. Rainbow and Spike are the new Danny Phantom.
    • Even better, the complete lack of reaction from everypony else after Pinkie freaking out and running away. They're so accustomed to her antics that it wasn't even worth commenting on.
  • The fact that Rainbow Dash had Spike write her autobiography after the "Spike is the new Rainbow Dash" meme can also qualify.
  • "Excuse me, but do you think you could just skip your catch phrase, and hurry up and save us?!"
  • Rainbow's reaction to the Mare Do Well having saved four construction workers in the time it took her to save one.
  • Rainbow Dash helping Granny Smith cross the street, and then getting whacked by her purse because she didn't want any help.
  • Rainbow Dash performs the heroic feat of... mowing the lawn!
  • Pinkie Pie's words of wisdom near the end:
    Pinkie Pie: The only thing that should be rubbed in anypony's face is chocolate cake! (drools)
    Applejack: I think we're gettin' off-topic here.
    • Which she does next episode.
  • Just the way that Ponyville has suddenly acquired the kind of areas (massive hills and sheer drops down cliffs?) and bad luck to have a number of accidents.
    • Rainbow Dash lampshades this when she notes that there's usually some kind of rogue vehicle careening down a certain hill.
  • Amethyst Star / Sparkler with the peanut butter pointing out Dash is taking things too far.
    • And speaking of that scene, just the way Rainbow looks as if opening a jar of peanut butter is going to be one of the most epic things she's ever done! The music build up and her cracking her neck make the scene more epic, until...
  • Spike writes down every word that Rainbow Dash says, and we mean every word:
    Rainbow Dash: Spike here writes down everything I say, don't you, Spike?
    Spike: (Writing on notepad) "Don't you, Spike."
  • After Rainbow flies off the handle at Spike writing down that she's jealous (much to the amusement of the other element bearers), she's standing there looking a bit sheepish as Spike writes down , "Correction: Rainbow Dash is very jealous."
    • Though if viewers take the laughter of the other ponies the wrong way, it can become a Tear Jerker in an instant.
  • Applejack nick-naming her hind legs.
  • Rainbow's failed attempt at trying to fix the dam.
  • Mare Do Well effectively trolling Rainbow Dash during the chase by pulling Scooby-Dooby Doors on her, then whistling to catch her attention then running off again, as well as pulling Offscreen Teleportation literally just off the screen as soon as Dash turns her head away.
  • Admit it, it was pretty funny when it was initially revealed that Mare-Do-Well is none other than Pinkie Pie.
    • Also the foreshadowing that it was ALL of the remaining Mane Six, trolling RD in turns...with Pinkie being used as the fall mare for the 'unmasking' simply because it could NOT have been Pinkie buckstopping a cart, levitating rocks, flying...and making a set of custom costumes!
  • The way Rainbow Dash casually tosses the baby over her shoulder to the mother, who catches the poor foal by the diaper and glares daggers at RD before walking away.
  • Rainbow Dash's lighthearted prank at the end which drives Spike and Pinkie Pie away.
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    Sweet and Elite 
  • Everything involving the bellhop pony.
  • Rarity's Hurricane of Excuses while switching between the two parties.
  • Rarity shoving Opal into the shower, and Opal's Death Glare as Fluttershy hugs her.
    • It's also amusing to note that Opal apparently wears mascara, which is running due to the dousing.
  • Pinkie Pie finally reveals how she can set up parties almost instantaneously: she has a party cannon. Pinkie Pie has weaponized fun!
    • And the fact that it's completely IN-CHARACTER for her to possess such an item. To further highlight its absurdity, it serves as the beginning of a pony conga line which is the current focus of many "Haters gonna Hate" GIFs.
  • Twilight's really bad dancing at the garden party.
    • It's not even "really bad" as it looks just like normal enthusiastic dancing, but because the fancy ponies haven't seen anything like it, they're not sure what to do and back up confusedly.
  • Pinkie Pie after Rarity wakes up: "Hi again!"
  • "Balloons are super-easy to pack!" Apparently, even when they're pre-inflated and therefore take up more room.
    • The one balloon deflating against Rarity's necklace. It's the small things that add so much humor in this show.
  • After Jet Set and Upper Crust insult the dress Rarity made for Twilight, only to turn into shameless suck ups when Fancy Pants compliments it.
  • Rarity's Spit Take into Jet Set and Upper Crust's faces.
  • When Rarity's friends find out that she's been hopping between the two parties, they are totally cool with Rarity hanging out with the posh ponies... and then Rainbow Dash decides that the Mane Cast should crash the party and show the Canterlot elite what fun is really about. Rarity's reaction sells it.
    • Rainbow Dash losing her grip on a croquet mallet, causing it to knock one of the high society ponies' hair clear off. Without her noticing. Even better: her date's response? He gets the hell outta there.
    • Applejack's literal take on a garden party.
      Applejack: (Digging a hole and tossing a couple of weeds) How come y'all aren't doin' any gardening? This is a "garden party," innit?
      • Even better is imagining Rarity running around a la Bilbo Baggins trying to reign her friends in.
  • Rarity kissing Celestia's hoof to show her gratitude. The look of awkwardness on Celestia's face is priceless.
  • Derpy's inexplicable appearance in the checkerboard of upper class ponies, complete with bag on head, but dressed up with a pearl necklace.
  • The scene right after Rarity is getting ready to go to the garden party. She's finally dressed up all fancy, goes to exit the room... cue the rest of the mane cast appearing out of nowhere. What makes the moment is that there was never any indication that they were going to show up, meaning it's just as unexpected for the audience as it is for Rarity.
  • If you look at Fluttershy during the party, she's made a nest out of her hair which the birds are using.
  • Just how ridiculously pretentious the Canterlot ponies sound, especially when they laugh and hurrah.
  • Rarity's excuse for why she smells like cake frosting: "I always dab a little bit of cake frosting behind my ears before I go out. After all, who doesn't love the smell of cake frosting?". Fancy Pants has absolutely no problem with this.
  • Fancy Pants's trophy girlfriend/wife, especially her finding a new way to hang off of him in every shot.
  • Rarity's manically adorable Squee! before going to the Wonderbolts derby, followed by her Adorkable cheering when she's there. Apparently, Rainbow Dash has managed to convey some of her fangirl enthusiasm to her.
  • The conga line that goes across the screen with Rarity on the end, only to reenter with Rarity in the right position, but outside the window instead of inside with the others.
  • Rarity absent-mindedly dipping her hors d'oeuvre in chocolate, and her reaction to the taste combination.
  • When Rarity is designing her own outfit for the garden party, she asks Opalescence what she thinks of it. Opalescence's response is to lick herself, but Rarity acts like she replied.
    Rarity: "You're right. Too little."
  • Rarity's dramatic flair when she announces that "Opal is quite ill".

    Secret of My Excess 
  • A kitchen sink is in the pile of Spike's presents.
  • A small one: when Twilight's setting up Spike's birthday, she sets out the punchbowl...then adjusts the spoon about two inches to the left before nodding in satisfaction.
  • Giant!Spike making a "blah blah blah" motion with his free hand as Rarity tells him off.
  • Pinkie Pie falling over as she watches Spike and Rarity through binoculars.
  • As Zecora is examining Spike, his head squeaks as she pokes and prods at it.
    • Zecora grabs Spike's left hand and flops his arm up and down. His other arm flops up on cue, smacking Twilight upside the head. Made even funnier by Zecora's little "Ooh.".
  • Spike says that usually he just gets a book from Twilight for his birthday. Cut to Twilight, sheepishly backing away, bow-wrapped book hidden behind her back. With a sheep's bleat sound effect to boot.
    • Fluttershy, Pinkie, Rarity and Applejack give Spike gift-wrapped presents. Rainbow Dash gives him a dumbbell with a small ribbon wrapped around it, which is both humorous and completely in-character for her.
  • "Hey, You took my advice! You just use the whole floor as one big shelf!"
  • "Pinkie Pie! Stop giving him cake!" "I'm not giving him cake, I'M ASSAULTING HIM WITH CAKE!"
  • When Twilight keeps teleporting Spike over to her so she can wipe his cheek (the sequence itself is funny enough, evoking a bit of Portal logic), the sequence ends when Pinkie Pie randomly teleports in instead!
  • Spike stole not only Sweet Apple Acres' apples, but their leaves. Applejack lampshades this.
  • Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy's Good Cop/Bad Cop routine.
    Rainbow Dash: Put her down right now!
    Fluttershy: If you wouldn't mind, that is...
    Rainbow Dash: I mean it, dragon-boy!
    Fluttershy: We'd be ever so grateful if you would be so kind as to possibly consider...
    Rainbow Dash: Drop her, scaly!
  • Rainbow Dash completely losing it over Twilight and Applejack tying themselves to a tree.
    • The fact that she immediately assumed they tied themselves to the tree.
  • Spike keeps trying to take the doctor's utensils, with Twilight slapping his hand away.
  • As always, Derpy appears, this time popping out of a well to interrupt a conversation between Bon Bon and Lyra Heartstrings.
  • Twilight and Zecora discussing Spike's problem...and then noticing that Spike has completely cleaned out Zecora's hut. Including the cauldron they were talking over seconds ago.
    • The look Zecora gives Twilight right after this happens is pretty funny as well, as if she's thinking "You're paying for this."
      • Or she's thinking, "Why is it when you all come visiting, you need to destroy or steal my things?"
      • Made funnier by the fact that you can hear the sounds of Spike stealing everything. It's only when the door slams that Zecora and Twilight notice.
  • When Spike traps the Wonderbolts in the water tower, they buzz around like flies.
  • Twilight with a book stuck in her horn. It's just plain hilarious.
  • The Wonderbolts simply striking a pose and flying off after being freed from the water tower, as if to say "No one saw that, right?"
  • That doctor pony. His odd, almost sing-song way of talking combined with the way he treats Spike like a little kid makes him just hilarious.
  • Rarity's mane after Spike roars in her face and her subsequent reaction to it.
    Rarity: How rude.
  • Destroying Ponyville? Stealing everyone's things? Defeating the Wonderbolts? Nah, what really has Rarity ticked-off is what the dragon did to her cape.
    Rarity: This is a crime against FASHION!
  • After Rarity's heartwarming moment where she comforts Spike on the bridge, it pans back...and the other members of the Mane Cast are just standing at the end of the bridge awkwardly.
  • A split second before Spike and Rarity start to fall, and after Rarity exclaims about him being the rampaging dragon, Spike gives this little "Whoops?" look.
  • Rarity hopping across the room Pinkie Pie-style after Spike gives her the fire ruby.
  • The way Rainbow Dash pulls Fluttershy to her side from off screen with one arm and proudly inflated chest when they need to save Rarity and Spike.
    • If you look closely, Applejack actually covers her face with her hat in an "I can't watch!" fashion.
  • When Twilight catches Spike trying to beg presents off of random background ponies, she drags him by the ear, á la Misty and Max from Pokémon dragging Brock away from a pretty girl.
  • Ponyville has air raid sirens.
  • Wonderbolt used Steel Wing! It's super effective!
  • Zecora rhyming "occur" and "monster" having to put the AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle of the latter word.

    Family Appreciation Day 
  • Granny Smith's various bits of weirdness like painting polka dots all over the kitchen and being a Drill Sergeant Nasty to jam jars. At least until it turns out they're all completely necessary for the zap apples to turn out right.
    • Not to mention dressing up in a bunny suit and singing the ABCs while hopping over watering cans. Made even better when the foals including Diamond Tiara join in with her and wear their own bunny ears. Applejack calls it "singing to the water."
      • The real icing on this is that, unlike Granny Smith's other seemingly nonsensical actions, this one is never given an explanation.
  • Granny Smith yelling "COURT-MARTIALED!" at a cracked jar and throwing it away.
  • The CMC's various ways of trying to get Granny Smith out of coming to Family Appreciation Day.
    • Sweetie Belle getting electrocuted while trying to buck the unripe zap apples.
    • Using the sleeping Granny Smith as a virtual puppet, with eye-painted glasses, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo in control of her arms and legs, and Apple Bloom providing her voice.
      • The dumbfounded look on Cheerilee's face when Granny Smith wakes up from her nap while Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo are losing control of the ropes, leading to Granny Smith smiling while rising up into the air over the barn.
      • Granny Smith touching Cheerilee's face and patting her head. It's not clear whether she's still being controlled by the ropes or doing this of her own volition, and either way there's no reason why, and it's all the more hilarious for that.
      • And Granny not being perturbed at all by waking up to find herself being hauled up by ropes.
  • "Are you window shopping?"
  • Granny sitting so fast she pushes her chair away.
  • The intro: Granny Smith, in the dead of night, clanging two pots that are tied to her back and hollering, "THE TIMBER WOLVES ARE A'HOWLING, THE TIMBER WOLVES ARE A'HOWLING!" and Big Macintosh's calm "Eeeyup" in response.
  • The callback to "The Return of Harmony, Part 1" when Scootaloo calls Apple Bloom a dictionary.
  • Granny Smith's mother looking angry about her husband's expression of gratitude toward Princess Celestia.
  • The light in the clubhouse turning on after Scootaloo hits it when she jumps up after getting an idea.
  • If you look closely, the look on Sweetie Belle's face after she gets woken up when Filthy Rich's presentation is done is worth a chuckle or two.
    • Sweetie Belle and Silver Spoon drooling during his presentation as well.
    • The entire class is bored or asleep during Filthy's presentation... except for Diamond Tiara, who is wide-eyed and attentive. She's the only one who claps at the end.
    • And Twist, who's either got a crush on Filthy Rich or is daydreaming about something adorable. Either way, she's got a sort of goofy "d'aaaw" look on her face the whole time.
    • Scootaloo has her face buried in her textbook.
    • Truffle Shuffle eats a cookie with half-open eyes.
    • Apple Bloom's panicked "no, no, no, anything but that" look when Granny Smith is mentioned.
  • The first encounter in this episode between Granny Smith and Filthy Rich gave us this:
    Granny Smith: Of course, Filthy.
    Filthy Rich: Ehm, I prefer "Rich".
    • Cheerilee has a similar line earlier on, but like always she sounds so cheery while saying it, which makes it all the funnier.
  • After telling the class her story, the instant before Diamond Tiara calls her "just a kooky old lady", Granny Smith licks half a math problem off the chalkboard. Leaving her tongue hanging out afterward with a dopey-yet-innocent expression, was just icing on the hilarity cake.
  • Apple Bloom picks a random relative (Uncle Apple Strudel) for Granny Smith to visit, saying that the train comes in at 8. Turns out that Uncle Apple Strudel was on the train, paying a random and completely unannounced visit. It's such a Contrived Coincidence it's hilarious.

    Baby Cakes 
  • Pinkie Pie's myriad Oh, Crap! expressions, especially when Pumpkin starts using magic.
  • Pinkie Pie's description of the uses of a crib: "It is only to be used for napping, sleeping, and on occasion with permission, as a pretend old timey western fort!"
  • Mr. Cake with stubble. He's usually pretty weird-looking to begin with but seeing him as a worn-out, scruffy-looking new dad in need of a shave is funny (especially since he's usually so clean & spiffy-looking).
  • The Hand Wave of how the Cakes can have a pegasus and a unicorn, followed by Mr. Cake pretty much begging the audience to accept it.
  • Pinkie Pie following the Cakes as they ask the rest of the Mane six to babysit, demonstrating how much she wants the job with whatever prop is handy. Until she drops one, and skedaddles.
    • The object she drops? A cloud wearing a diaper.
  • The Cake Babies needing to be burped, Pinkie initially thinks they're having a weird face contest & joins in. Mr. Cake sets her straight. The face Pinkie Pie makes makes it! "BLAAUUGH!"
  • Heck, the entire episode was pretty hilarious. One of the funnier moments is when Pinkie attempts to change the babies' diapers.
    • It starts with a horrible green haze of stinkys and Pinkie, plugging her nose saying...or rather gasping..."Smells like somepony needs me to changy-wangy their diaper-wiper right now-a-wow!"
    • It's a small thing, but Pinkie kicking off a diaper has to be the most subtly funny animation I have seen on this show.
    • Pinkie complaining to Twilight: "Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming! I can't begin to tell you what my day has been like! I mean, these babies just won't listen to reason, and don't even get me started on their taste in stand-up comedy *rim-shot noise*"
    • And the way Twilight completely ignores that she has a diaper on her head. By now, this is just completely expected of Pinkie.
    • The brief jackhammer sound as she's trying to change the twins.
  • "You understand, don't you? You're not mad at me, are you? Please don't be mad at me!"
  • Twilight's excuse for not being able to babysit. "I have to send a report to Princess Celestia summarizing all my other reports to Princess Celestia!" You can practically hear the fans screaming "WHEN DO YOU SLEEP TWILIGHT!? WHEN!?" note 
    • Rarity's reaction to being asked to take care of the Cake twins. The other Mane 4 at least had valid excuses, Rarity, however, just plain doesn't want to babysit period. Of course, knowing Rarity, fans were probably expecting this reaction from her.
      • This is funnier considering that the writers could easily have given Rarity a big order to fill for a client.
      • And she's very flattered that they thought of her, not realizing that (since asking Pinkie was out of the question for them) she was their absolute last choice.
      • Your Element of Generosity, fillies and gentlecolts.
      • In her defense: pins, needles, buttons.
      • Also, sometimes she can barely keep her cool with Sweetie Belle, her own sister, who is a few years older than the twins. Would it really be surprising if the Cakes were reluctant to ask the resident Drama Queen to foalsit their kids?
  • The standup comedy scene, mostly Pound and Pumpkin Cake's WTF looks during Pinkie's "Pig Song."
    • Said pig song.
      Pinkie Pie: *with a pig's nose on* "First you jiggle your tail. Oink, oink, oink. Then you wiggle your snout. Oink, oink, oink. Then you wiggle your rump. Oink, oink, oink. Then you shout it out! Oink, oink, oink."
  • Pinkie's unusually sarcastic response after realizing the flour is becoming a Running Gag. "Yeah, I think I can see where this is going."
  • Pinkie's usual reality-breaking ways, including getting into the hospital nursery by apparently warping underground, and talking to herself during her standup routine.
    Pinkie: Tough crowd.
    Pinkie: You're telling me.
  • The whole stand-up routine was hilarious for reasons completely apart from the jokes being told. Aside from the points already mentioned:
    • Pinkie manages to achieve microphone feedback from a broom.
    • When her jokes fail to entertain, not only do we hear (faintly) the usual chirping crickets, someone in the nonexistent audience also coughs.
  • When Pumpkin was chewing on her toys:
    Pumpkin Cake: "Om nom nom!"
    Pinkie Pie: "No no no, Pumpkin!"
    Pumpkin: (sticks another toy in her mouth) "Nom nom!"
    Pinkie: "No, no!"
    Pumpkin: (sticks another toy in her mouth) "Nom!"
    Pinkie: "NO!"
  • The Cakes' expressions when they return home at night. Mrs. Cake is cringing as though she expects to find her children glued to the wall.
    Mr. Cake: Are we in the right place?
  • Even though the rest of the scene with Pound Cake missing was soaked to the gills with terror, the Mood Whiplash of Pumpkin Cake chewing on the rubber chicken is hilarious.

     Hearth's Warming Eve 
  • In the play, Pinkie gets the role of the earth ponies' leader... Chancellor Puddinghead. It fits her to a "T", and pretty much everything her character does is hilarious:
    • For starters, the fact that she literally has a large cup of pudding on her head at all times.
    • Chancellor Puddinghead wanting to name the new land they've found Dirtville.
      Chancellor Puddinghead: This dirt is the dirtiest dirt in the whole dirt world!!! In the name of the Earth Ponies, I think I'm gonna call this new place... Dirtville!
      Smart Cookie: ...How about "Earth"?
      [beat]
      Chancellor Puddinghead: Earth!
    • "Hold on to your hooves! I am just about to be brilliant!"
      • Coupled with one of the most infectious grins you will ever see. Seriously. You can't look at it without smiling.
    • Chancellor Puddinghead's attempt to read the map, talk, and walk at the same time requires her to cut holes in the map (upside down, no less) and attach it to her face.
      • "The earth is round. There is no up or down."
    • "Can you think inside a chimney? I didn't think so."
    • The unicorn and pegasus leaders are announced with horns at the summit. Chancellor Puddinghead is announced with kazoos and confetti.
      • Also, this line, combined with her facial expressions, is hilarious.
        Chancellor Puddinghead: Only because you mean old pegasuseses are makin' it snow like craz-ay!
  • Applejack as Puddinghead's secretary Smart Cookie has tons of wonderfully snarky comments throughout the episode.
  • When Twilight has to use her magic to pull a frightened Fluttershy out of a box, Pinkie tries to help by pulling on Twilight's head, causing her to scream just like in The Ticket Master.
    Twilight: (As Pinkie pulls her head) PINKIE!
  • Princess Platinum putting her crown on upside-down in her haste to leave the council.
  • The leaders fighting over the small rock is hilarious if you recall Tom from "The Return of Harmony", especially Princess Platinum's "Give me my rock!" line. It's equally hilarious if you remember Pinkie Pie's cutie mark story.
  • Fluttershy's typical happy yell.
  • The reveal that the three leaders were all within sight of each other while declaring that they've found their new home.
  • Rarity complaining that the breeze coming in through the open window is messing up her hair once is pretty funny. Her complaining a second time, annoyed that nopony seems to have heard her, is hilarious.
  • Spike as the narrator has his moments, most notably the pony in the audience that interrupts him at one point.
    Spike: And the three leaders returned home to lick their wounds. And basically complain.
  • Derpy waving out from behind the curtain and then being pulled back and given what looks like a "Go sit in the corner" look and point.
  • Seeing Fluttershy in full body warrior armor. The contrast is hysterical.
    • And then there's the fact that her character is named Private Pansy.
  • Commander Hurricane knocks some snow off a railing while complaining about the meeting, followed by Private Pansy nonchalantly coming up the stairs with the snow on her helmet, and falling down the stairs afterwards.
  • Rarity's fierce Christmas Tree hat.
    • Pinkie Pie popping OUT of the christmas tree hat.
  • Fluttershy as Private Pansy declaring "I can see my future house from here!"
  • Princess Platinum starts an Are We There Yet?, only for Clover the Clever to move a bush, revealing the castle they just left a few minutes ago.
    • Then there's the big dramatic "STO-OOP!" when Princess Platinum comes to the stream, which is initially shown close up to look big and threatening river, only to cut to a shot of Princess Platinum actually by the stream, which is rather... weak looking.
  • There's always this bit of dialog:
    Princess Platinum: Clover the Clever, throw that brute into the dungeon!
    Clover the Clever: What dungeon?!
  • When setting up borders in the cave, we get this priceless line (emphasis added):
    Princess Platinum: You see this invisible line?
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     The Last Roundup 
  • The entire sequence based on the classic I Love Lucy conveyor belt sketch. Complete with Pinkie Pie piling cherries onto her and Fluttershy's toques, and planting herself at the end of the belt to fill up her mouth. It's funny even if you don't know it's a Shout-Out.
  • "Is it because you were insulted when I insulted your hair?" Oh, Rarity, you always have the best lines.
  • The whole scene with Derpy Hooves. She can't seem to do anything without causing damage and that includes just sitting down.
    • Special mention goes to the face she makes after she electrocutes herself..
      Rainbow Dash: Careful, Derpy!
      Beat
      Commenters: And there was much rejoicing.
    • This also involves a Hilarious in Hindsight meta example, as it turned out Tabitha St. Germain gave Derpy a male voice.
    • Not to mention her sitting down on the deck, and breaking a hole through it, which she pulls Rainbow Dash through. She has a plot of steel.
  • Pinkie Pie's epic freakout after she thinks Applejack went back on her Pinkie Pie promise.
  • Pinkie Pie being the "big guns" necessary to get Applejack to spill why she won't come back to Ponyville because of her incessant, random chattering.
    • Not to mention the punctuated zooming in on her face before the cut to commercial, which was hilarious as there wasn't yet any indication as to why she would be the "big guns".
      • Even better: How does Pinkie Pie serve as the group's heavy artillery? By rambling. That is all. She doesn't even react when Rainbow Dash covers her mouth to see if Applejack's given up, instead repeating her Inherently Funny Words through her hoof and ignoring the others' conversation.
  • Pinkie Pie getting kicked off the cherry tree by Applejack. Makes one wonder (after the laughs) how and why she went up there to begin with...
  • Rarity's annoyed expression when she and Pinkie Pie are left behind and forced to head back to Ponyville on their own on a hand cart. Oh, and Pinkie has started rambling again.
    • Not to mention that she spits out a piece of cactus!
    Pinkie Pie: Chimi-cherry, cherry-changa, chimi-cherry, cherry-changa...
    Rarity: When I get back, you're going to get it, Rainbow Dash.
    • It hasn't been lost on the fandom that Rainbow Dash is scheduled to end up in the hospital two episodes from now.
  • The mailstallion thinking Applejack's surprise party is for him because it happens to be his birthday. Also could count as an amazing Shout-Out to the Avatar: The Last Airbender finale.
    • The mailstallion getting the barn doors closed in his face by Twilight? Jerkish. Mailstallion gets some cake anyways? Heartwarming AND funny, just cos it's Pinkie Pie.
  • Fluttershy demonstrating the difference between being surprised and being startled.
  • "RARITYCATCHME!" "What?! Pinkie, NOOOOOOOOOO-" *SMACK*
  • Pinkie Pie's bathroom dance.
  • Pinkie showing off how limber her lips are (so that she's ready to yell when Applejack walks in to her surprise party), especially Apple Bloom's WTF face watching her.
    • Made even better that, when the time actually came to yell "Surprise!", Pinkie was late.
  • "Lady, you're trouble!"
  • Pinkie Pie has a cute and funny line as the train's leaving.
    Pinkie Pie: And drink sarsaparilla! (everypony looks at her) What? It gives you extra sass!
  • It's not easy to spot, but after making it past the Friendship Express, Applejack looks back and dares the others to catch her. There's a shot of Twilight on the cart with an expression on her face that just screams "Hello? Pegasi pulling a cart! A train won't stop us!"
    • This is made even better by Applejack's lines.
      Applejack: Haha! Try and catch me now!
      (Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash hop over the train)
      Applejack: Aw, nuts!

    The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 
  • Applejack's letter to Princess Celestia at the end.
    Applejack: Dear Princess Celestia: I wanted to share my thoughts with you. Ahem: I didn't learn anything! Heh, I was right all along!
    (cut to goofy country music and a wide-eyed Applejack happily bouncing a mug of cider on her head.)
  • Rainbow Dash's attempts at drinking some cider ending in failure, until the end.
    • After the Apple Family cider runs out again, she pops up from way in the distance to yell about it.
  • Fluttershy is abruptly woken up by Rainbow Dash at the beginning of the episode and has her blanket torn off of her. She quickly covers herself and blushes in response, even though she realistically has no reason to do so.
  • Big Macintosh getting caught into the Apple Family's cider-maker treadmill when Rainbow Dash stops helping him.
  • Derpy appearing in the background, with her eyes "derped" so far apart they're practically rolling into her head.
  • Granny Smith's reaction when Flim called her chicken.
  • Rainbow Dash's anticipation for cider throughout Flim and Flam's song leads to some hilarious expressions.
  • Rarity helping Granny Smith with quality control:
    Granny Smith: Good'un, bad'un, bad'un, good'un...
    Rarity: Lovely, horrid, horrid, lovely...
  • The pony Flim goes to when singing about "ponies with thirsty throats, dry tongues, and not a drop of cider to be found?" The one who looks absolutely horrified? Berry Punch.
  • "Yes sir, ma'am, sir!"
  • A blink-and-you'll-miss-it one, but during the song, after Flam asks Rarity "What d'you say, sister?", Rarity swoons and Spike has to hold her up.
  • Flim and Flam suddenly appearing in the Apple family's Huddle Shot.
  • Fluttershy on Pinkie's bed mane in the cold open.
    Fluttershy: "Gosh Pinkie, I love your new style."
    • Pinkie Pie sleeping in a tent with a lot of balloons.
  • "I can't believe-able!" Made funnier when you realize "unbelievable" and "I can't believe-able" are basically the same thing. Flim had repeated what Flam said.
  • The brothers making some rather amusing faces if you paused it at the right time.
  • When Granny Smith objects during the villain song, they give her a cup of their cider to try, she sips it, enjoys it, then looks around guiltily to see if anyone saw that.
  • During the song, one part has Rainbow Dash with her tongue out, and thrusting her front legs.
    • And around the same time, all the ponies are singing "Cider, cider" over and over while looking eager, including Twilight.
  • The rhyme at "cider provider".

     Read It and Weep 
  • Pinkie Pie twisting her head around and around in order to follow Rainbow Dash as she practices her flying tricks at the start of the episode.
    • Then her body untwists while her head remains still.
  • Pinkie's initial, reaction to Rainbow Dash in the hospital bed, "Is her face gonna stay that way?"
  • Daring Do confronting a pack of ferocious felines, including a tiger, a panther, a cheetah, a bobcat... and a cute white kitten.
    • They all show up a little later, all carrying assorted clubbing weapons (like a flail) in their mouths.
    • This is mirrored later on with the hospital ponies: the doctor, two nurse ponies (one of whom even makes a pawing motion like a cat!), and... a filly trainee nurse.
  • Daring Do dodging the traps in the temple, including ceiling alligators and one trap we don't see, but which produces a number of amusing noises and leaves a number of arrows stuck through Daring Do's Nice Hat.
  • Daring Do going through all the same gestures as Indiana Jones preparing to steal the idol in Raiders of the Lost Ark... then just swiping it without trying to trick the counterweight system.
  • The in-book villain Ahuizotl arrives on the scene all menacing... and speaks with Pinkie's voice (because Pinkie was just arriving to Dash's room).
  • The sheer overkill of the Death Trap Ahuizotl leaves for Daring Do. Spiked walls closing in, snakes, spiders, and quicksand?!
    • The fact that all of the traps are deactivated by switching a single lever. Even the spiders and snakes.
    • Daring's reaction? "Oh, No... Not Again!"
  • Rainbow Dash's faked snores... particularly the one with a very questioning tone to Twilight.
  • We hear barking throughout the chase scene at the end of the episode, as if the hospital workers have sent out guard dogs to catch Rainbow Dash. And then when she's finally cornered outside the library... the camera pans over to a clearly insane pony in a straitjacket (a pony who has a screw for a cutie mark, no less) making faces to rival Lesson Zero and barking like a dog! She is shortly chased off by an orderly as Doctor Caramel says "Hey! Get back to the hospital!"
  • Rainbow's put on eating habits upset even Pinkie Pie... and we've seen her table manners.
  • Rainbow Dash's entire failed attempt to steal the book from her old hospital room.
    • A spider in the book shouts "Burglar!", because a pony with a shaven head thinks Dash is trying to steal his slippers.
    Doctor: Rainbow Dash, what's going on? Why are you stealing slippers?
    • After the chase leaves the hospital, Rainbow Dash and the hospital ponies pass Sugarcube Corner, waking Pinkie Pie.
    Pinkie Pie: Hey! Nopony invited me!
    • As the hospital ponies chase Rainbow Dash around, RD notices a vine just like the sort Daring Do used in her book. She swings across the river using the vine — and the hospital ponies dash over the bridge that was less than two feet away.
    • "Wow! I knew this book was good, but I didn't know it could drive a pony to petty theft!"
      • And Twilight says this with a look of utter delight.
  • While Ahuizotl curses Daring Do, his minions just sit there without reacting.
  • Rainbow Dash getting a glass stuck around her mouth, which actually makes her look more like a real horse when she gets it off.
  • The argument over whether it's a "ruckus" or a "fracas".
  • This bit:
    Twilight Sparkle: Rainbow Dash, just because you're athletic doesn't mean you aren't smart!
    Spike: Yeah, just look at me! [kisses his bicep]
    [The other two give him blank looks. He goes back to sweeping.]
  • The Boredom Montage where Rainbow tries and fails to find something to do takes about a minute. Then the clock hand moves forward by only a minute.
  • Pinkie Pie getting distracted trying to figure out what her head is shaped the most like.
  • "I hate to admit it to my self, and really hate to admit it to my friends, but I LOVE THIS STORY!" This is akin to the reactions of many of the people who first start watching the series.
  • Twilight makes Fluttershy's adorably cute tiny squee when she admits she owns the whole Daring Do set. I repeat: Twilight makes Fluttershy's tiny squee noise.
    • And then Rainbow Dash does it when she sneaks back to her room in the middle of the night.
  • When Rainbow Dash admits that the book is "undeniably, unquestionably unputdownable," Twilight's face can be seen at the edge of the screen with a huge, excited smile.
  • After Dash ashamedly and loudly admits that she's "an egghead!", the other ponies are confused and ask for clarification. Fluttershy's reaction, however? She immediately starts grinning.
  • A blink-and-you'll-miss-it part with Rainbow Dash under her blanket, as in over her head.
  • Twilight and Fluttershy come in at one point to play a game of pony-Battleship with Rainbow Dash, who intentionally loses. Her response?
    Rainbow Dash: Well, guess you guys win, I lose! (nickers)
  • Pinkie Pie being Literal-Minded over the term "egghead" saying that she sometimes reads but her head isn't shaped like an egg.

     Hearts and Hooves Day 
  • During their song:
    Sweetie Belle: Nothing's wrong with this one, he seems all right.
    Scootaloo: His girlfriend sure thinks so.
  • In the first attempt to get Cheerilee and Big Mac together, Cheerilee leans in close to Big Mac, causing the girls to think she's about to make a move. Her real reason for doing so? Big Mac had something stuck in his teeth. Sweetie Belle jumps out of a bush, screaming a frustrated "OH, COME ON!", followed by Scootaloo popping out and pushing her back down.
    • That frustrated scream was accompanied by a Record Needle Scratch, and immediately after the music continued to play distorted.
    • And, later on, her jumping out of the same bush and screaming an ecstatic "YES!" that is eerily reminiscent of her sister.
  • Sweetie Belle, full stop, this episode. Her "innocent" pushing Big Mac and Cheerilee is adorably hilarious, especially in the scene where the CMC are trying to get them to drink their love concoction:
    Sweetie Belle: We thought you two would be perfect together. To test it. Together.
    Beat
    Sweetie Belle: So, uh, we'll just leave you two alone. Together. To test it.
  • The way that Cheerilee and Big Mac call each other pet names, and the CMC's disgusted reaction to it.
    • Special mention goes to the end, where Big Mac screams out "SCHMOOPY DOO!" in a tone that you would never hear him use otherwise. And it is hilarious.
  • Just before Sweetie Belle tells the happy couple that they should get married, they're trying to decide who should take the first sip of their (probably melted) milkshake. Big Macintosh unconsciously pushes the glass off the table, spilling everything on the floor. And no one even cares.
    • And Mrs. Cake's reaction to the above:
    Mrs. Cake: "I'm all for romance, but this has been going on for hours!"
    • When Sweetie Belle comes between the pair and they reach for each other with the most heartbroken looks imaginable, despite maybe being five inches apart.
    • And when they produce their pictures of each other, Big Mac obliviously whacks Sweetie Belle in the face with his.
    • After Big Macintosh rushes off at the idea of getting married, Cheerilee exclaming "Schmoofie!" in a really melodramatic way.
  • Big Macintosh doing the Pepe Le Pew bounce.
    • Made even funnier by the fact that he is unstoppable when he does it.
  • Big Macintosh and Cheerilee trolling the CMC at the end.
  • The split-second reaction Cheerilee has when the CMC express their disbelief that she doesn't have a special somepony. You can tell she's just thinking, "Yes, thank you so much for reminding me again that I'm single."
  • Cheerilee and Big Mac's confusion upon snapping out of their love-induced haze:
    Cheerilee: Am I wearing a wedding veil?
    Big Macintosh: Eeyup.
    Cheerilee: Are you sitting on a feather bed in a hole in the ground?
    Big Macintosh: Eeyup.
    Cheerilee: Girls! Can you explain why I look like I'm getting married at the bottom of a pit?
    • Cherrilee's snark moment at the end was hilarious simply because of the stark contrast with her usual character.
      • And it's not even snark because she does look like that. It just sounds funny out of context.
  • The visual gag of the cross-section of the ground with the pit makes it.
  • The awkward scenes (especially the first one) of Big Mac and Cheerilee getting left alone by the CMC.
    Cheerilee: Well, this has been... strange.
    Big Macintosh: ... Eeyup.
  • Apple Bloom's over-the-top Imagine Spot of what would happen to Ponyville if Big Mac and Cheerilee don't get cured.
    • Particularly the pegasus stallion that crashes headlong into a house for no particular reason.
      Apple Bloom: Ponyville will be overrun by uneducated little ponies starving for apples! It'll be chaos! It'll be chaos!!
    • There's also the cut to Apple Bloom waving her front hooves in the air and looking panicky, while Scootaloo just stares at her with a hilarious expression of bafflement.
  • The face on that one stallion who really likes jelly looks like a certain face you would see in rage comics.
    • And just that stallion himself, who comes out of nowhere after several others have far more reasonable flaws. He's all kinds of hilarious and creepy.
    • The lyric in his part: "Too strangely obsessed with tubs of jelly".
  • The CMC vacuuming off a rainbow's colors for their love potion.
  • At the end, to try and slow down Big Mac, Apple Bloom ties him to a cart full of anvils and Berry Punch's house. Only the latter slows him down for a bit.
    • The fact that it's Berry Punch's house, and the look of somewhat baffled horror on her face.
    • On that note, Cheerilee smashes through a door. Twice.
      • Not to mention through the CMC. In slow-mo, no less.
  • The CMC making a holiday greetings card for Cheerilee, adding more and more decorations to it until we finally get to see just how huge it is, at which point Sweetie Belle sticks its tip into an average envelope. Then they all stare at it for a moment.
    Scootaloo: I think we're going to need a bigger envelope.
  • Anytime somepony emulates Cheerilee and Big Mac's nicknames for each other. The CMC in particular have to almost force it out.
    Apple Bloom: 'Course, if you're gonna get married you'll wanna pick out a really nice diamond for your *gag*... schmoopy doopy pookie pie.
    Scootaloo: Don't you think you should start looking for your wedding dress? You'll want to look your best for your... honey bunny snuggle baby.
  • Sweetie Belle crashing a funeral, calling the eulogist "old", and bouncing away.
  • It's subtle, but Scootaloo's response to finding out the CMC need to keep Cheerilee and Big Mac from looking into each other's eyes for one hour: "Only an hour? Pff, we can pull that off in a second."
  • Everything Big Mac said outright was hysterical. Why? Because it's the first time he's had more than two words of solo dialogue since episode 4 of last season!
  • Apple Bloom's Late to the Punchline moment at the end of the song - she walks off singing triumphantly with the others after establishing that Big Macintosh is available, but then she does a Double Take.
    Apple Bloom: Wait a minute, let me get this straight. Are you talkin' about my brother?!
  • It's a small one, but when Apple Bloom is telling Cheerilee why the CMC love her so much, their enormous valentine falls on top of them, but she just keeps talking as if nothing happened.
  • All the stallions listed in the song, making you wonder if the reason there are so few males in Ponyville is because they're all so weird!
  • All of the CMC's "I'm going to be sick" faces during Miss Cheerilee's and Big Mac's Sickeningly Sweethearts moments.
  • When Apple Bloom is trying to keep Big Mac busy so he doesn't see Cheerilee...
    Apple Bloom: Ah'm runnin' outta ways to make diamonds sound bad!
  • The small kicks Mac's hind leg makes after he lands head-first in the pit.
  • The CMC get Cheerilee out to the gazebo to meet Big Mac by telling her they need her help identifying a tree (keep in mind that the CMC includes Apple Bloom, the girl whose entire life revolves around apples):
    Cheerilee: [deadpan] That's an apple tree.
    • Made possibly even better by Cheerilee's flat, matter-of-fact tone – Nicole Oliver's Princess Celestia voice is showing oh, so clearly in that line!

     A Friend in Deed 
  • Pinkie Pie gearing up in aerobics clothes and... doing silly faces. Then we find she was doing that in an effort to make Pound and Pumpkin Cake laugh.
  • Pinkie Pie's random songs during her efforts to cheer up Cranky and includes "Sing a random song out of nowhere" on her checklist of making friends.
  • Pinkie jumping up and down on a "spider" that turns out to be Cranky's toupee. Once she realizes this, she shouts out to the entire town about needing a replacement, from on top of a flagpole, through a megaphone. She makes sure to stress that Cranky is really really bald, and that this is Serious Business.
    Pinkie Pie: What's so funny? This is serious business, everypony! Cranky needs a new wig to cover his hairless head!
  • All of Pinkie's 4th wall breaking and application of cartoon physics this episode. The best has to be her friendship rocket at the end of the episode.
  • During "Smile, Smile, Smile," Pinkie goes into the schoolyard and finds the foals jumping rope. She starts doing it, gets Scootaloo and Dinky to join, and then pulls two others in as well. The thing is, the last two foals had been holding up the rope, and so all 5 are jumping rope with no one holding the handles. Screw gravity, she's Pinkie Pie. The jump rope is still swinging itself when Pinkie runs off to cheer up Apple Bloom.
  • Pinkie has a welcome wagon with exploding confetti and a cake launcher. Would we expect any less?
    • She also mixes up the cake oven and the confetti cannon. Again. And after she gets literally covered in cake batter she zips right out and eats the Pinkie shaped mound of batter in one bite.
  • Pinkie apparently thinks not with portals, but with felt. Which she manages to make appear in reality in the form of a big green check mark.
  • Twilight's headdesk after Pinkie insists on talking to Cranky one more time. The consensus is that Twilight joined Facebook.
  • Derpy making her token appearance inside a snow globe.
    • Right after getting hit by a monkey plush doll, Pinkie makes her best impression of Derpy's face.
  • Pinkie in a beaver outfit, complete with bucked teeth and half a tree cut down.
  • Cranky finds out the hard way that no matter where you run, Pinkie will find you. Rainbow Dash feels your pain.
  • While chasing Cranky, Pinkie jumps from one apple tree to the next, and knocks all the apples down just by landing on the top of the trees.
  • Pinkie's antics during The Reveal at the end of the episode:
    Pinkie Pie: I put two and two and two together (holds up two additional pairs of hooves), and it added up to Matilda!
    Cranky: What?
  • At the end of the episode, instead of the usual instrumental version of the MLP theme, we get a piano rendition of Yankee Doodle Donkey.

     Putting Your Hoof Down 
  • Every catchphrase Iron Will does is deliciously hammy.
  • When Fluttershy tries to get a cherry from a gruff stallion at a reduced price, she decides to take Rarity's advice and flirt with him!
    • When that fails, she then takes Pinkie's advice by using the Duck Season, Rabbit Season gig, but she makes the switch too early, causing her to insist on paying more for it, with Rarity doing a facehoof and Pinkie Pie burying her head in the ground in response to this.
      • What really sells it is Rarity patting Pinkie on the shoulder in sympathy while she's buried, as if to say "I understand, dear. I understand."
  • Iron Will's goat assistants behaving like real goats most of the time, including two blankly staring while one of them starts eating the other one's tie.
  • This episode provides us with yet another Bon-Bon voice.
    • Cherry's joke getting interrupted by a cartload of garbage landing on her head (courtesy of Fluttershy).
  • The entire queue's reaction when Fluttershy tells one pony to go to the back of the line.
  • Fluttershy and Iron Will's demonstration.
    Iron Will: Whoa! He's blocking your path. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?!
    Fluttershy: Um, politely walk around him?
    Iron Will: No.
    Fluttershy: Gingerly tiptoe around him?
    Iron Will: No!
    Fluttershy: Go back home and try again tomorrow?!
    Iron Will: NO! When somepony tries to block, SHOW THEM THAT YOU ROOOOOCK!
  • Pinkie Pie pulling several Duck Season, Rabbit Season gambits throughout the episode.
    • Like her argument with Iron Will:
      Iron Will: Iron Will will delay for half a day, and no longer!
      Pinkie Pie: A full day!
      Iron Will: Half day!
      Pinkie Pie: Full day!
      Iron Will: HALF DAY!
      Pinkie Pie: HALF DAY!
      Iron Will: FULL DAY!
      Pinkie Pie: (neck stretches up to Iron Will's face) WE NEED HALF A DAY, AND NO MORE!
      Iron Will: WELL YOU'LL GET A FULL DAY AND NO LESS!
      Pinkie Pie: Okie-dokie, see you tomorrow!
      Iron Will: Wait, what?
      • And at the end, Pinkie just walks away. In midair.
    • When the sales clerk points to the sign saying "two bits," Pinkie Pie pulls out a sign saying "one bit."
  • Iron Will is just as much of a Large Ham when just talking to Rarity and Pinkie Pie as when he's in front of a crowd, causing them to look around to see if there's anyone else he's talking to.
  • Pinkie and Rarity's shocked/terrified expressions when Fluttershy stands up to Iron Will. Pinkie's Jaw Drop (which Rarity corrects) is especially glorious.
  • Fluttershy's animal friends waving goodbye to her as she leaves her house and starts to act assertive.
  • After one of her first attempts successfully asserting herself, Fluttershy lets out the briefest maniacal laugh (for her, at least) akin to Rarity's from "Sonic Rainboom".
  • Fluttershy getting rough with a tourist who just wanted directions to Ponyville tower. What does she do? Fling him out of frame and into a pile of hay - right beside Ponyville tower. And he's all like "oh hey, there it is".
  • Iron Will gets around by STANDING on the back of a goat much smaller than himself. It looks just as ridiculous as it sounds, and nopony even bats an eye!
  • Pinkie's flawless delivery in the following exchange reminds everyone why she's the Element of Laughter:
    Rarity: (to Fluttershy) Oh, sweetie! We all said things we regret!
    Pinkie Pie: We did?
    Rarity: (covers her mouth) Shh!
  • Iron Will announcing that he needs to do some grocery shopping, so he'll allow Pinkie and Rarity time to "find" Fluttershy. He even pulls a comically tiny shopping basket (with flowers on it) from behind his back.
  • Pinkie Pie's sassy pose when defending Rarity from New Fluttershy's angry rant. Even when standing up for a friend, Pinkie Pie still brings her own unique flair to the argument:
    Pinkie Pie: Fashion is her passion!
  • Fluttershy's Took A Level In Jerk Ass was pretty relieving to see. Well, except for some moments.
  • As soon as Pinkie started engaging in the start of bargaining, it seemed they would go all the way with the joke. And they did — twice! Bugs Bunny would be so proud.

     It's About Time 
  • Spike's dream about giving Rarity an ice cream house. And he made it just for her.
  • Future Badass Twilight is actually from next Tuesday.
  • Twilight having no idea that she's wearing Groucho Marx glasses when she starts talking about the warning.
  • Pinkie Pie trying to run while being held up by balloons:
    Pinkie: [screaming] Anypony else want to panic with me? No? [resumes screaming]
  • One of the measures taken to prevent the disaster was to cut Pinkie's mane.
  • When Cerberus suddenly arrives in Ponyville...
    Pinkie: OK everypony! Follow my lead. AAAAAAH!
  • The threat of Ponyville being destroyed by Cerberus being prevented by Fluttershy treating him like a real dog and giving him a belly rub. It's a mix of this, CMoA, & CMoH.
    • Before that, there's a shot of Cerberus nearly taking a piddle on one of the buildings.
  • The fact that Pinkie Pie has balls and eyepatches stashed all over Ponyville in case of emergencies. It actually works.
  • Spike and Rainbow Dash taking advantage of Twilight's resolve to not move for a week.
  • Pinkie Pie's reaction when a potted plant falls on Twilight's head after her Pinkie sense acts up again:
    • Spike's blink-and-you-miss-it Oh, Crap! face when Pinkie's tail twitches.
  • How did Future!Twi get that eyepatch? In her haste to "monitor everything", she accidentally looked at the sun through a telescope.
    • Directly after Pinkie cheerfully says she has no idea if she set up the telescope so it would be safe.
  • The Archive guard and Celestia cheerfully greeting Twilight without even taking note of her appearance.
    • Twilight actually lampshades this wondering why no one is reacting odd to her being there.
    • Even better: Celestia basically PHOTOBOMBS her way into the episode; casually strolling along through a supposedly top-secret portion of the archives as if it was a part of her morning routine.
    • While they're sneaking around, Twilight is flitting from shadow to shadow, keeping low, and acting, well, sneaky. Meanwhile, Pinky is happily bouncing along like normal and Spike is just munching on ice cream, neither making the slightest effort to hide themselves. Spike even points out that they're not doing anything the least bit illegal.
  • Twilight panics after being unable to find the archives she's looking for... and then Pinkie points out that they were standing in front of it the whole time. Twi's reaction is priceless.
    Twilight: (deadpan) Huh, how'd I miss that?
    • Immediately before this, she stated that If My Calculations Are Correct then that was where the Starswirl wing would be.
      • Made better by Spike pointing out that this was where they came in.
  • Pinkie seems to go through the entire episode having no real idea what Twilight is even worried about, and becomes convinced it's somehow about finding out what her birthday present will be.
  • Twilight, completely seriously and sincerely deciding that stopping time is a viable solution to preventing the catastrophe after several previous attempts failed.
  • There's something strangely hilarious about Doctor Whooves laughing at Twilight's talk of time travel.
    • Common fanon consensus is that he's laughing to avoid blowing his cover.
  • A bit meta, but the very notion of a magical purple unicorn declaring something to be scientifically impossible is pretty hilarious.
    • The line "You're not scientifically possible!"; both Past Twilight's delivery and Future Twilight's reaction sealed it.
  • Spike's casual "Hey, Pinkie" as Twilight goes nuts around them.
  • Twilight dramatically declaring that she's decided to "Monitor. Everything."
    Pinkie Pie: Makes sense to me.
  • "Now you look like a pirate! A sleepy pirate with a really weird mane-cut."

     Dragon Quest 
  • The girls' pathetic dragon disguise, and the fact that it actually works.
  • Fluttershy pausing to open her back window in the middle of racing away from the dragon migration.
  • Spike's luggage, for this long perilous quest, is just one large sandwich.
  • Spike's attempts at joining in the other dragons' games.
  • After Spike leaves for his trip, Rarity and Twilight have this little exchange:
    Rarity: (through her teeth) We're following him, right?
    Twilight: (also through her teeth) Of course.
    • And they all have huge smiles plastered on their faces.
  • Rarity's indignant "Ow" when Rainbow Dash kicks her with her plot.
  • Fluttershy completely OWNING Rainbow Dash counts as this and as a CMOA.
  • Rainbow Dash arguing that Fluttershy owes her to watch the dragon migration because she watched the butterfly migration with Fluttershy. Dash looks so bored in the picture of it.
    • Fluttershy's irritated expression during this. Even a Shrinking Violet doesn't appreciate someone calling her interests boring.
  • Although the three ponies standing up for Spike is a CMoH, Rarity's little speech is also hilarious.
    Rarity: Fighting's not really my thing, I'm more into fashion, but I'LL RIP YOU TO PIECES IF YOU TOUCH ONE SCALE ON HIS CUTE LITTLE HEAD!
    • Her doing a little hair flip when she says that bit about liking fashion is just the cherry on top of another glorious Rarity scene.
  • Rarity's idea of camouflage, and the fact that she added a bit of Pinkie flair to enhance her dramatic entrance.
    • Also, adding to the above, while everypony else is watching the migration through binoculars, Rarity appears to be using opera glasses, which is so in character for her.
  • Rainbow Dash says she's done her share of stupid things. Twilight, Spike, and Rarity respond in unison, "We know."
  • Spike's high dive jump.
  • "The cutest widdle chubby cheeks! Oooooh!"
  • Rarity turns Spike's defiant walk into a Failed Attempt at Drama with this:
    Rarity: Aw, isn't he adorable when he waddles off in anger?
    Spike: WADDLE!? (growls)

     Hurricane Fluttershy 
  • "Be cool or be a mule! ... no offense." "None taken."
  • Fluttershy trying to get out of the big pegasus meeting by... disguising herself as a tree. "I'd like to be a tree," indeed.
    • And Rainbow Dash sees through the disguise immediately.
  • Fluttershy gently sets Angel down as she prepares to join the tornado. Said tornado promptly slams him into a tree. Also quite a cathartic image after "Putting Your Hoof Down."
    • As Angel slams to the tree, there's a Funny Background Event going on involving a squirrel hanging on for dear life on the tree due to the winds of the tornado, with it getting blown away when it tries to join Angel and the rest of Fluttershy's animal friends in waving good luck to her.
  • A blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene, after Fluttershy pulls off her 2.3, Twilight uses her magic to pull Spike off-screen via his claw. Totally deserved given the behavior up to that point.
  • Fluttershy's pitiful attempts at Playing Sick are as funny as they are adorable. "Ah-choo."
  • That ridiculously muscular pegasus with the tiny wings; He only had a few scenes, but he made the most of them with a big YEAAAAAAH!!!!
  • The ponies asking Twilight what the anemometer does.
    Cloudchaser: What exactly does this machine do?
    Twilight: It measures your accelerative velocity and translates it into wingpower, thus, gauging your H20 anti-gravitational potential. Any other questions?
    Flitter: Yeah. (Turns to Spike) What exactly does this machine do?
    Spike: It tells you how fast you're flying and how strong your wings are.
    Everypony: Ohhh, ok.
  • Fluttershy's training montage includes tug-of-war against a butterfly. Not simply because she has trouble at first, but by the end we get to see how far she's come. She can outtug a whole kaleidoscope of butterflies!
  • No prizes for guessing what makes this scene funny (if you're savvy about actors and whatnot, that is):
  • Rainbow Dash slamming into a tree so hard that her eyes crash through it. Nothing else; just her eyes.

     Ponyville Confidential 
  • Snips and Snails getting stuck in gum.
    • Then they get stuck in it again, in hopes of getting in the paper again.
  • Big Mac and Applejack "switching places": Applejack saying only "eeyup" and "nope" while Big Mac goes into a lengthy monologue. It's so unexpected that it's hilarious. It also makes that scene all the more effective.
  • Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle's ideas of how newspapers can get them cutie marks.
  • "The Cakes are breaking up!"
    Mrs.Cake: We are?
  • Pinkie Pie acting like she's hit the breaking point at an intervention when Gabby Gums writes about her obsession with parties.
  • Diamond Tiara says, "You're lucky I'm nice." As if.
  • Diamond Tiara's opinion on last year's school paper.
    Diamond Tiara: No more namby-pamby stories like last year's editor!
    Ruby Pinch: But Namby Pamby was a great editor!
  • Rarity seeing her diary in the newspaper and screaming "I'LL DESTROY HER!"
  • Rarity's Julius Caesar reference:
    Rarity: Et tu, Gabby Gums?
    • Followed by:
    Sweetie Belle: "You know? How'd you find out?!"
    Rarity: (brandishing her diary) "THE GILDED PAGES OF YOUR BETRAYAL!"
  • When Diamond Tiara insists that nopony takes the current school paper seriously, it cuts to Truffle Shuffle sitting at the back of the class, reading the school paper... wearing reading glasses and a fez. Then he looks up nervously.
  • When Rainbow Dash bursts into the spa, she takes one of Spike's cucumber slices and eats it. Spike then sticks his claw down Rainbow Dash's throat in order to get it back.
  • It's worth a chuckle to hear Rarity of all ponies say a phrase like "gum on their bum."
  • Apparently, all somepony has to do in order to stop a unicorn's magic is to hit their horn, just like Sweetie Belle did to Rarity. It's the unicorn equivalent of smacking someone's hands to stop them from touching your stuff. Although judging by Rarity's reaction, it apparently hurts like hell.
  • Rarity giving in to her urge to snoop through Sweetie Belle's saddlebag by leaping on it while it hovers in midair.
    Rarity: (seeing "The Foal Free Press" in Sweetie Belle's bag) You really shouldn't be snooping, Rarity.
    (beat)
    Rarity: Oh, but it's so much fun, Rarity!
  • The picture of Celestia eating cake. What makes the scene is that she unusually holds the cake with her hoof, instead of using magic to levitate it.
  • The picture of Spike in a fez and smoking jacket and holding a bubble pipe.
  • "Stop the presses!" "Uh, they haven't started yet."
  • Rainbow Dash absolutely stomping on a cloud in rage, raining on the CMC's parade. The Cutie Mark Crusaders have to shield themselves with a newspaper, which becomes a plot point. Made funnier in that after the Heel–Face Turn of the CMC, Rainbow Dash reads the headline and simply kicks the cloud away.
  • The CMC smashing their noses into Twilight's forcefield. First Apple Bloom, then the two others raise eyes, wondering what happened, but too late and they smash too. All three of them make a derp face before falling over.
  • Angel Bunny's face when he silently admonishes the CMC is pure Narm.
  • Diamond Tiara getting stripped of her position of editor-in-chief by Cherilee and then slipping on ink and getting covered in it. She has never deserved it more.

     Mmmystery On The Friendship Express 
  • The ponies efforts to get the cake to the train, and Mr Cake fainting everytime it's in danger.
  • When the other desserts are suddenly eaten, we have Pinkie Pie saying this "Now I have no idea who-do-doned it!"
  • "Hey, who turned out the moon?"
    • What makes this one especially hilarious is that, once you figure in Celestia and Luna's roles in Equestria, that is a totally legitimate question.
  • "Are you okay, thief?"
  • Pinkie scratching her ear like a dog as she wakes up.
  • Pinkie's assorted outlandish theories, and the Imagine Spots that accompany them.
    • Gustave putting the MMM on a chainsaw conveyor belt (like a Damsel in Distress) while stroking his mustache.
    • "Con Mane" resting his milkshake atop Golden Harvest's head before going off to sabotage the MMMM.
    • And we can't forget Mulia dressed as a ninja, facing off against the cake and slicing it to pieces. Mulia's terrified, quivering, nearly-catatonic reaction to this accusation makes it that much more hilarious.
  • The look on Joe's face when Rarity says he'd look good in a tuxedo.
  • The ponies shying away from the brilliant aura of light from the eclairs, which is revealed to be the griffon holding a floodlight behind them.
  • When Twilight gathers everyone together for the summation:
    Mulia Mild: Why are we all here again?
    Twilight: I bet you're wondering why you're all here again.
    Pony Joe: She's good.
  • "Fine, I'm guilty! I WEAR FALSE EYELASHES! Oh, and I took a bite of the cake."
  • Pinkie Pie figuring out who ruined the other bakers' desserts: "He has mousse in his moustache! He has eclair in his hair! She has sprinkles in her wrinkles!"
  • When Twilight takes over the investigation, she also takes over Pinkie's Bubble Pipe and somehow becomes be even more hilarious than when Pinkie uses it.
    • Right before that she takes a moment to wipe the pipe bit clean.
  • Twilight's irritation when Pinkie starts literally retracing her steps.
  • Rainbow Dash's and Fluttershy's deeply disturbed expressions upon first meeting the Mousse Moose.
  • "Pinkie, that moose is a mousse!"
  • When evidence point to Fluttershy who's also eaten the cake.
    Pinkie Pie: [about to pounce at Fluttershy] You're going down, Fluttershy!
    Twilight: Pinkie!
    [Pinkie Pie froze in midair]
  • Pinkie Pie: You may be right, lowly assistant.
    Twilight: "May be"?!
  • Twilight calling out Pinkie Pie after her "Con Mane" Imagine Spot... and slipping a jab at Pony Joe's bulky appearance in the process:
    Twilight: Pinkie! There is no laser beam security system! And Joe is not sleek, stealthy Con Mane! He's big, gruff and messy!
    Pony Joe: HEY!
  • Pinkie diving mouth-first into the four combined desserts at the end of the episode, getting a serious Balloon Belly in the process.

     A Canterlot Wedding 
Part One
  • Rarity faints happily twice, with big grins plastered on her face, after finding out two major pieces of information (that she's been asked to make dresses for a royal wedding, and that Shining Armor is Captain of the Royal Guard). The second time, Twilight pulls out a pillow to cushion her fall.
    • Rarity fainted on grass after she wouldn't for her Drama Queen antics in Lesson Zero.
  • Twilight making the sandwich talk when imitating her brother.
  • When the Friendship Express enters Canterlot, the force field that's been set up around the city goes through the train car the Mane Six are in, looking remarkably similar to a scanner passing over them. Rainbow Dash's reaction? To cover herself.
  • Applejack asking Twilight Sparkle "Why the long face?". At long last they managed to squeeze that joke in.
  • When Twilight is reading the letter from Canterlot, Pinkie Pie steps on a cake, leaving a visible footprint, and knocks over a teapot. Twilight fixes the cake and sets the pot upright while still reading with her magic, without looking.
  • Pinkie Pie sneezes confetti.
    • This is after Rarity mentions how the extra security is to keep out 'strange ponies'.
  • When Applejack and (Fake) Cadance first meet, Applejack tries to pawn off some of her sweets on her, doing Fluttershy's adorable little squeal.
  • "I saw her put a spell on my brother that made him go (makes a really silly face)!"
  • The first sign that something's off about Cadance? Twilight tries their signature greeting on them upon their first meeting. This of course leads to Cadance looking at Twilight's flank in confusion.

Part 2

  • The Zombie Bridesmaids being distracted by the bouquet, especially since they were reasonably scary up to that point.
  • Pinkie Pie defeats changelings with her party cannon. It's made all the funnier by it making a noticeably different sound compared to the other attacks.
  • Applejack's obsession with her Stetson. Unlike her Gala dress, her bridesmaid dress doesn't include a hat, so she keeps slipping it on when she thinks no one is looking. It looks hilariously out of place. Her Liar!jack face also makes a brief appearance when she puts it on during the wedding.
  • The Mane 6 have just started to run to get the Elements of Harmony... all except Rarity, who can't bear to see her dresses just torn off and thrown away but instead has to catch them and lie them down gently. Cue one loud Say My Name from the other five.
  • Pinkie vs Changeling:
    Changeling: (Scowling as it transforms into Rainbow Dash, then Rarity, then Fluttershy which only makes Pinkie Pie giggle)
    Pinkie Pie: Oh oh, do me! DO ME!
    Changeling: (rolls its eyes and transforms into an adorably happy Pinkie Pie)
    Pinkie Pie:... Eh, I've seen better. (Proceeds to grab Twilight and use her as a gun.)
  • Fluttershy, when confronted by a group of changelings that have taken her form, avoids fighting them by pretending to be a changeling herself and pointing them to the false direction of the "real" Fluttershy.
  • Pinkie and Cadance chicken dancing.
  • Spike announcing his plans for Shining Armor's bachelor party... after the wedding is over.
    • When he does, Pinkie Pie's eyes quirk in a 'Wait, what?' manner.
  • Princess Luna's being absent once again during a big world ending event is lampshaded at the end of Part 2, when she drops in with the words "Hello, everypony. Did I miss anything?"
  • An I Take Offense to That Last One! moment after the reveal:
    Chrysalis: He may not be my husband, but he is under my total control now!
    Cadance: (gasp)
    Chrysalis: And I'm sorry to say, unable to perform his duties as Captain of the Royal Guard! (dramatic close-up)
    Cadance: Not my Shining Armor!
  • Any instance of Spike playing with the Shining Armor and Cadance figurines meant for the top of the cake. Bonus points when Pinkie Pie gets in on it, too.
  • One, the sound effect when Pinkie Pie smiled at being told to start the reception party. Two, setting up a DJ stand in five seconds. Three, pulling Vinyl Scratch/DJ Pon-3 out of hammerspace and initiating the party. Best. Ending. Ever.
  • Twilight, after all was said and done, shows off her Super OCD one last time by readjusting Shining's chest plate.
  • Looks like Discord's still got a little bit of a hold on Rarity, judging by her reaction to the bouquet.
    Rarity: (with a crazed look on her face) It's MINE!
  • Twilight zaps a few of the Changeling Applejacks, then levitates the real one, who shouts "Real me! Real me!"
  • During the montage of the ponies taking out Changelings one by one, Fluttershy beats hers by ducking and causing it to trip on her.
  • During the wedding party, if you look closely, you can see Celestia lightly bobbing her head to the music in a dignified manner. If you look closer, you can see Luna jamming to the music!
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