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Recap / My Little Pony Equestria Girls A Little Birdie Told Me

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As Cranky Doodle springs a pop quiz on his math class, several birds arrive and start complaining to Fluttershy. Trixie overhears her discussion with them and accuses her of using them to cheat, but Fluttershy insists she was only helping the birds work out a dispute over building their nests. Challenged by Trixie to prove her innocence, Fluttershy goes to the chalkboard to solve a problem chosen by Cranky. She gets the correct answer, earning cheers from the other students; later that day, a humbled Trixie climbs up to the birds' nest and asks if any of them can tutor her.

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  • Comically Missing the Point: Trixie accuses Fluttershy of using her bird friends to cheat on the quiz, so Fluttershy solves a difficult problem in front of the class to prove her innocence. Despite this, Trixie tracks down the same birds later and asks them to tutor her.
  • Continuity Nod: The study skills Fluttershy picked up in "The Finals Countdown" are still paying off.
  • Everybody Hates Mathematics: No one is excited about the quiz, especially Trixie.
  • Eyed Screen: A pair of black bars frame Fluttershy's eyes as she's about to solve the problem on the blackboard.
    Fluttershy: Make. my. day!
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Fluttershy's reaction to Trixie's accusation of cheating is to march to the front of the room and challenge Cranky to quiz her with a confident smirk.
  • Multitasked Conversation: Trixie overhears Fluttershy talking to her bird friends about numbers and "a solution to the problem" which makes Trixie think the birds are helping her with the quiz. Actually Fluttershy is talking to them about their nests and the materials used to make them.
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  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Trixie's accusation that Fluttershy is cheating using her bird friends is taken completely seriously, since by this point the group's powers are an Open Secret to the school.
  • Teen Genius: While initially thought to have been cheating, it actually turns out that Human Fluttershy is actually on-par with Sci-Twi and Sunset in the intelligence department. Likely nothing like the Super Prodigy or the academic from another world, but likely a little above average for her age given how complex the problem was.

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