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Even little girls' shows aren't above sending in a few stealth fighters every now and then.

Getting Crap Past The Radar is when the writers intentionally sneak past mature content. Please think about whether your example is genuine or if you've just read too much into it before adding an example. Mentions of Alcohol or alluding to its existence does not count as Getting Crap Past the Radar. Parental Bonuses may also not be necessarily examples. Read the main Getting Crap Past the Radar page if you are unsure if your example is an example, or if you are just reading too much into things.


  • The most common one is by Applejack. Horse Apples are a very fitting double entrendre for someone of her species and vocation to exclaim whenever she encounters something she believes especially false or a baldfaced lie. Horse apples are not only a type of inedible fruit (thus an inferior and false "apple") but it is used more commonly to refer to horse manure (ussually ball shaped) lying out in the open. Every time she exclaims "Horse Apples!" during multiple episodes every season, Applejack is blatently calling something "Bulshit!" on a children's tv show.
  • In the very first episode, the ponies are apparently having coconut rum bloody marys at Twilight's welcome party. While a bit of implicit drinking might itself be fine and even Twilight's apparent unsuccessful attempt to drown out Pinkie's talking with alcoholism, it goes further by having Spike, who is a "baby" dragon (and at most 13), appear later with a lampshade over his head acting drunk. In the next episode, he is conspicuously so tired he can't be awake to help save the world, unlike the rest who were also up just as much as him, with an excuse that he's "just a baby dragon".
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  • In "Feeling Pinkie Keen", Twilight has to rush to check on Fluttershy, and she puts Spike atop her by ramming him with her head. Thankfully, her horn stays a bit to the side. However, later in the episode, she has to pull the same maneuver to rescue him from a swamp, and her horn is nowhere to be seen as she races with him atop her head...while he has a shocked expression and his limbs splayed out, upper body rocking around, yet lower body firmly stuck in place.
  • In "A Dog and Pony Show", Rarity is made a slave to a bunch of (mostly male) dog people that mine underground. One of them slaps her butt to get her pulling a cart and calls her a mule. She has a shocked expression immediately at this, but instead of calling out the spank, takes offense to being called a mule.
  • In "The Cutie Pox", a pony version of the cast of The Big Lebowski makes a cameo appearance. Including a ponified Jesus Quintana - a registered sex offender.
  • In "Putting Your Hoof Down" Fluttershy holds up one of her hooves as she tells off her friends, giving the impression that she's flipping them off.
    • "You want 'do anything to her and she won't complain' Fluttershy!"
    • One of Fluttershy's victims is a mailpony who simply drops her letters. She shoves him into the mailbox and slaps a stamp on his rear.
    • Fluttershy's rant against Rarity and Pinkie Pie ends in her saying that nopony gives a “flying feather” about their interests.
  • In "A Canterlot Wedding", Twilight tries to remind Cadance of who she is by doing their dance from her childhood, which involves shaking her butt. This of course is used as an excuse to have Twilight happily shaking her butt and presenting at the camera.
  • In "Spike at Your Service", Spike gives Applejack a massage. His claw-hands go quite far back on her body, basically only massaging her rear area, and she makes quite a pleasured face.
  • "Pinkie Apple Pie" has a rather minor example in that Pinkie apparently keeps a specially-shaped-framed photo of Big Macintosh's butt in her scrapbook. Considering Animals Lack Attributes is in effect for the audience, but certainly not in-universe, this is a rather sneaky way to say Pinkie might be rather interested in him.
  • In "Pinkie Pride", Cheese Sandwich says to a female lookalike "Hey good lookin', want some mayonnaise?". While he does actually bring out a jar of mayonnaise from hammerspace, it's an awfully strange pairing of a compliment on looks and a question to be innocent.
  • "Filli Vanilli" sees Big Mac sweating as he spies Fluttershy (who's singing for him since he lost his voice) out the window while singing in front of a bunch of kids. Fluttershy at that moment is getting into the rhythm by...twerking rather intensely.
  • "Appleoosa's Most Wanted" has a blink and you'll miss it moment where a cactus doesn't just get sat on by Troubleshoes, but apparently goes right up his buttcrack.
  • In "A Day In The Life", the Ponies based on the main cast of The Big Lebowski return. Near the end, the Pony based on Donnie is nowhere to be seen, replaced with the same coffee can used to store his ashes in the original film.
  • In "Hearthbreakers", the Pie family are revealed to have an enormous rock named "Holder's Boulder". An "over-the-shoulder boulder-holder" is slang for a well-endowed woman's bra.
  • At the beginning of "The Hooffields And Mccolts", the map calls Twilight and Fluttershy, and Twilight excitedly shows Fluttershy her glowing cutie mark, causing Fluttershy to cover her eyes since Twilight is not just showing her cutie mark to Fluttershy.
  • "The Cutie Remark" really ups the darkness for the series overall with multiple timelines where the good guys didn't win, and while it does keep things pretty tame and not show the Inferred Holocaust that would happen each time (especially with the changelings in part 2), it does very briefly show a pony being strangled by one of Sombra's forces amidst more cartoonish fighting.
  • "No Second Prances" has Trixie doing an escape trick involving being eaten by a Manticore and then teleporting out. She however can't teleport herself, but Starlight is able to. Naturally, drama unfolds right before the trick, and so Starlight doesn't want to help, but a crying Trixie does it anyways while clearly indicating that if Starlight doesn't help, she'd like to die from it. Starlight of course does come around in time, after Trixie has merely suffered a change to her normal outfit, but torn up.
  • "The Saddle Row Review" has a pony with a pacifier necklace dancing in a club. This is a direct reference to ecstasy use.
  • "The Mean 6" features clones of the Mane 6 who end up killed by the Tree of Harmony as it detects them as fake copies of the element melting them. This was one of a handful of episodes that leaked in a pre-broadcast form, which showed a more intense melting. The final thing however isn't that much better.
  • "A Rockhoof and a Hard Place" features the titular character struggling to find work in modern society, and, after he's seemingly exhausted his options, he asks to be turned to stone, implicitly permanently.
    • This episode also sneaked in a genitals joke. Twilight flashes back to when she tried to get Rockhoof a job as a delivery pony. In said flashback, he yells that he's looking for Cranky Doodle Donkey, who, and I quote: "Has a rash in a very embarrassing place".... yikes!
  • "Father Knows Beast" sees the usual joke about nudity, but with a twist in that Twilight is rather freaked out by looking directly at Sludge's crotch as he took on a seductive pose. As well, when she is framed by legs, part of the background, on the top of a door is in just the right spot to suspiciously resemble his male genitalia.
  • "The Beginning of the End's 2nd part" sees Sombra's return, and the Mane 6 eventually realize as they did in the first episode that the elements of harmony aren't just the physical items, but are within them. In the episode's script, Sombra's second blasting just has a flash of light, but in the actual episode...he's torn apart in a way you can briefly see his skin separate from muscle if you're paying attention.
  • "Dragon Dropped" is fairly innocent despite being about Rarity, an adult, being jealous that Gabby is taking Spike, a child, from her socially, even with how creepy she is about it (standing over him as he sleeps to wake him up and such). However, late in it slips in a very brief moment where Gabby and Spike are seen having milkshakes together, seemingly on a date, and Gabby digs out her cherry from her milkshake to let Spike pop it.
  • In "Frenemies", Chrysalis is seen to still have the purple wooden remains of Mean Twilight, which in addition to being basically the skull of a former minion, is awfully phallic in shape for something for her to be holding close.