- Perhaps not so much Referenced by... as Take That! in With This Ring, with the quoted text including a direct link to the main story."But if we can get back to the point?" Sunset folds her arms across her chest and waits for a moment. "If we assume that my revised calculations for the application of magic 'work' are even remotely accurate, Earth Ponies should be able to do a lot more than they can.""So Some sort of giant Earth Pony conspiracy to keep food prices high?""What?" Sunset frowns. "No, that's absurd. Aside from the fact that only a minority of Earth Ponies work on commercial farms, that would require them to keep it secret from non-Earth Pony husbands, wives, parents and children. And Alicorns have the magic of all three tribes."
- Likewise being more of a Take That! than anything else, during the "Cutie Bloom" portion of Fanfic Theater 3015's "Multipart Blitz", a theory is put forward in regards to how the Cutie Mark Crusaders are written:"All mah friends and ah ever did was cause mischief all over Ponyville.[...]"Rarity, I'm scared," murmured Sweetie Belle. "What if this is the end of the Cutie Mark Crusaders?"Mono: Find another earth pony?Crazy56U: (glares at Estee)
- Similarly, in the second half:
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