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The following is a list of allusions to other My Little Pony generations, works of fiction, people, places, events, and other cultural touchstones in the series My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. Entries on this page must follow the similarity guidelines.

Development

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic incorporates elements of classic fantasy, fairy tales, and mythology. Among the works mentioned by Lauren Faust as inspiration for the show are Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, Transformers and The Chronicles of Narnia. Faust saw the inclusion of European and Greek mythologies as obvious, since the characters, unicorns and Pegasi, themselves draw from mythology.[1]

Multiple works

Character names and designs

Other names, titles, and design

Mythology

  • Lauren Faust and Rob Renzetti encouraged the writers to infuse mythology into the series.[4]
  • The show features dragons, griffons, unicorns, and Pegasi in multiple episodes, and several other mythological creatures detailed in individual episode sections below, like manticore, Hydra, cockatrice, a minotaur, and others.

Re-use of assets

Audio

Animation

Other

  • Dr. Hooves' descriptions on Enterplay's Mayor Mare & Time Turner trading card, in Gameloft's mobile game, and for Gaia Online's promotional item of him say, to varying effect, that he keeps Ponyville's clocks in sync, sets the hourglass for cider competitions, and takes care of all things "timey-wimey".[6] The phrase "wibbly wobbly, timey wimey" originates from the Doctor Who episode Blink.

Episodes

Season one

Main article: List of allusions/Season one

Season two

Main article: List of allusions/Season two

Season three

The Crystal Empire - Part 1

The Crystal Empire - Part 2

  • The jousting match between Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash is an allusion to the late Middle Ages sport of jousting.

Too Many Pinkie Pies

  • Twilight attempts to perform a spell that turns an apple into an orange, echoing a similar idiom.
  • Twilight's line "what in the wide, wide world of Equestria" is a reference to a similar line spoken in the 1974 film Blazing Saddles -- "what in the wide, wide world of sports".
  • One of the Pinkie duplicates narrowly misses being crushed by the falling barn by being precisely in a window opening – a nod to the famous scene with Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill Junior.
  • One of Pinkie Pie's duplicates makes a 'crazy face' that matches the G3 version of herself.

One Bad Apple

  • The episode title is a reference to the saying: "One bad apple spoils the bunch."
  • Scootaloo's comment about the Dark Side is a reference to Star Wars.
  • The "Babs Seed" sequence is reminiscent of early 1970s cartoon shows like Josie and The Pussycats with its chase scenes and bubblegum pop melody.
  • The movie scene is a reference to the famous 1953 cinema advertisement, Let's All Go to the Lobby.
  • In a scene during the Babs Seed song, the gala dresses from season one make a return, along with a number of the Nightmare Night costumes from Luna Eclipsed.
  • The costumes the Cutie Mark Crusaders wore during the musical number is a reference to the classic fable The Three Little Pigs, with Babs wearing the wolf costume.
  • When the Cutie Mark Crusaders are building the float to get back at Babs, a version of The A-Team theme plays.
  • in the parade, Amethyst Star is dressed as Strawberry Shortcake, and Dr. Hooves is dressed as a pear, a possible reference to the 10th Doctor's (David Tennant) hatred of pears.

Magic Duel

  • The intro sequence resembles scenes from a number of other works in which a customer wishes to buy a dangerous item. For instance, in The Monkey's Paw, a Simpsons Treehouse of Horror segment, the shopkeeper only sells Homer a wish-granting item after warning him that it will grant wishes in the worst possible way, whilst in GremlinsChinese curio shop owner Mr. Wing refuses to sell Gizmo the Mogwai to the main character's father out of fear of the destruction he will cause if improperly cared for. The shopkeeper is modeled after the bookkeeper from King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow.​[​citation needed​]​
  • Twilight's training with Zecora references Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Twilight, much like Luke Skywalker, seeks a mentor to defeat a corrupted enemy. Zecora directly quotes Luke's mentor, Yoda, as she instructs Twilight to "unlearn what you have learned." Also within this scene, Twilight loses focus with her magic as she remembers Trixie's control of Ponyville, much like how Luke loses focus during training as he has a vision about his friends.
  • When Trixie summons the fishbowl to cover Ponyville, a musical score closely resembling 'Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium' by the classical composer Camille Saint-Saëns can be heard.
  • The scene is also either a reference to the Stephen King book Under the Dome and The Simpsons Movie, where a dome is a major part of the plot.​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​

Sleepless in Ponyville

  • The episode title is a play on the 1993 romantic comedy movie Sleepless in Seattle.
  • The entire opening scene mirrors the one after the introduction in The Show Stoppers. The two ponies Scootaloo rushes past are the same (Shoeshine and Cherry Berry), Granny Smith appears, and there is also an obstacle in the middle of the road which Scootaloo catches air from, though the scenes are in a different order and the ponies react differently.
  • As with the bag in Sweet and Elite, the two horseshoes on Rarity's bag in her camping cart bears similarity to the Chanel logo.
  • Rainbow Dash tells the story of the Headless Horse, an allusion to the Headless Horseman.
  • Sweetie Belle sings "99 Buckets of Oats on the Wall", a pony version (and more kid-friendly version) of the campfire song "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall".

Wonderbolts Academy

  • There are "several references to Top Gun throughout" the episode.[8]​[​specify​]​

Apple Family Reunion

Spike at Your Service

  • Spike's face-off with the giant Timberwolf, and the Timberwolf's defeat, mirrors the Biblical tale of David and Goliath: each story's adversary is defeated with a single rock.

Keep Calm and Flutter On

  • The title is a reference to the 1939 British WWII propaganda poster Keep Calm and Carry On, which has since become a popular internet meme.
  • The original title of the episode, Fluttershy's Home for Reformed Draconequi,[9] alludes to the title of an animated series, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, which Lauren Faust and writers Amy Keating Rogers, Meghan McCarthy, Cindy Morrow and Chris Savino have all worked on.
  • Before the friends leave Fluttershy's house, there is a reference to Alice in Wonderland with Discord in the Mad Hatter's outfit.
  • The dancing candles are a reference to the 1991 Disney movie Beauty and the Beast.
  • Twilight's line at the dinner party, "Hold on to your elements girls.  It's going to be a bumpy night." is a reference to the movie All About Eve. Bette Davis as Margo Channing utters the famous line, "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."
  • Discord eating the reformation spells is a reference to John de Lancie's quote, as Q, "Eat any good books lately?"

Just for Sidekicks

  • The title is a play on the term "just for kicks".
  • The song Spike sings at the beginning of the episode: "Spike is great, making a jewel cake", is a reference to a famous skit performed by Bill Cosby about giving his children chocolate cake for breakfast. In return his children sang, "Dad is great, gives us chocolate cake!"

Games Ponies Play

  • The title of this episode alludes to 1964 bestselling book, Games People Play.
  • The episode's premise is similar to and inspired by the fourth episode of the BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers, The Hotel Inspectors.
  • The Equestria Games are based on the Olympic Games.
  • The winged shoes the messenger was wearing is an allusion to the ancient Greek god Hermes, who wore winged sandals which enabled him to fly. Hermes, having the ability of flight, played the role of messenger for the Olympian Gods, and was likewise a patron of sports. The winged shoes also allude to the myth of Perseus, a hero who borrowed Hermes' sandals during his ventures.

Magical Mystery Cure

Season four

  • There is to be a "[r]idiculous early '90s pop culture reference".[12]

Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1

  • The black thorny vines bear a resemblance to those in Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
  • The half-day, Half-night sequence somewhat resembles a similar occurrence in the Lewis Carroll Poem, The Walrus and The Carpenter, seen recounted by the characters Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in several adaptations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, specifically the Disney adaptation and the 1999 live action adaptation.
  • When Spike straps into Twilight's back with a seatbelt, it is a reference to how Bernard and Bianca ride on the back of Orville the albatross in the 1977 Disney film The Rescuers.​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​
    • Spike's regret about not taking the train also alludes to lines said by Bernard in The Rescuers.
  • When the main cast summons Discord, he is singing the song from Winter Wrap Up.

Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2

  • During her battle with Princess Celestia, Nightmare Moon's magic beam which she fires at her sister sounds a little like the Dalek gunstick discharge from Doctor Who.​[​specify​]​
  • Near the end of the episode, Discord is shown wearing clothes similar to those of Yosemite Sam.​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​
  • The gas-spewing vines that attack Twilight bear a resemblance to the facehuggers from the Alien film series.

Castle Mane-ia

Daring Don't

  • Much like in Read It and Weep, while in Rainbow Dash's imaginative scene, Ahuizotl is hijacked by another character, this time by Fluttershy.
  • The end of the cold open is a parody of the cartoon cliché of having birds or stars circle around a character's head when they get conked on the head.
  • The author of the Daring Do book series is named A.K. Yearling. This is a reference to the author of the Harry Potter book series, J.K. Rowling.
    • A.K. Yearling's name is also a reference to a yearling, a male or female horse between one and two years of age.
    • A.K. Yearling's name could also be a reference to Yearling Books, a company that reprints classic works of literature.
  • The traveling sequence with the red line being drawn across the map is a variant on similar sequences in all Indiana Jones films.
  • Including Ahuizotl, the episode makes a number of references to Aztec history and mythology, such as Tenochtitlan and Quetzalcoatl.
  • On the cover of the book that Rainbow Dash receives in the mail, she is depicted as wearing a faded baseball cap similar to the one Short Round wears in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
  • Dr. Caballeron's henchponies Cutie Marks are an allusion to comic book actions.

Flight to the Finish

  • The episode title is a play on the term "Fight to the Finish."
  • The Cutie Mark Crusaders carrying the flag to the Equestria Games is an allusion to the traditional carrying of the torch to the Olympic Games.
  • According to Daniel Ingram, Hearts Strong as Horses was inspired by a "modern classic from Disney".[16]
  • During the musical number, Scootaloo doing crunches on the platform is an allusion to the Rocky IV training montage.

Power Ponies

  • The title is an allusion to the Power Rangers series.​[​citation needed​]​
  • The Mane-iac's origin is a reference to the Joker's origin in Tim Burton's Batman.
  • Maretropolis is an allusion to Metropolis from DC Comics.
  • Each of the Power Ponies and their abilities were inspired by various Marvel and DC Comics characters:[17]
    • Twilight Sparkle/Masked Matter-Horn: Cyclops of the X-Men
    • Applejack/Mistress Mare-velous: Batman/Wonder Woman
    • Pinkie Pie/Fili-Second: The Flash
    • Rarity/Radiance: Star Sapphire/Green Lantern
    • Rainbow Dash/Zapp: Thor
    • Fluttershy/Saddle Rager: The Hulk
    • Spike/Hum Drum: Robin (as portrayed by Burt Ward)
  • Spike says, "Holy new personas, ponies!" like Burt Ward's role as Robin in the 1960s live-action Batman TV series. In addition, the color scheme of Spike's superhero costume is similar to that of Robin's.
  • Fili-Second's name is derived from the word "millisecond".
  • How the Mane-iac walks with her long mane and the manner in which she uses it as appendages is based on that of Doctor Octopus (AKA Otto Octavius) from the Spiderman comics.
  • The Mane-iac's powers resemble those of Sedusa from The Powerpuff Girls
  • Mistress Mare-velous using the lasso on the tornado is an allusion to Pecos Bill.
  • Spike's "Once again, the day is saved" is an allusion to what the narrator ends each episode with in The Powerpuff Girls.

Bats!

  • The bat's screech right before the theme song (00:40) resembles a Boo's laugh from the Mario series.
  • The title could be a pun on the common saying "Rats!" which is said when something wrong or unfortunate happens.
  • Rainbow Dash's cry of "Think of the cider!" is a parody of the common phrase, "Think of the children!", which is most famously parodied on The Simpsons as Helen Lovejoy's catchphrase.
  • Pinkie Pie sings a parody of "Winter Wrap Up" as "Fruitbat Round-Up".
  • The ponies' use of "pony signals" imitates that of the Batman comics' own Bat-Signal.
  • At one point, Pinkie wears apples on her head like Brazilian performer Carmen Miranda in the 1943 film The Gang's All Here.
  • The scene of the bat licking the apples off of Rarity's hazmat suit is a parody of a scene from Alien.
  • The song bears a strong resemblance to "This is Halloween" from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and the scene where the trees "dissolve" into crowds of bats, in a similar way to the lyric "The shadow on the moon at night"
  • The clouds, at 12:29, is similar in design to the cliff on which Jack Skellington stands on in the movie poster of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
  • The idea of stopping bats from eating apples, result of the "apple-test" of a bat, and Fluttershy turning into a vampire-pony hybrid is an allusion to the 2005 film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
  • Twilight's diagram grid is done in the style of Tron and Tron: Legacy
  • Rainbow's "She's coming!" is in a similar pitch to that of Alvin and the Chipmunks.​[​specify​]​
  • In the end, Pinkie does an impression of Bela Lugosi's interpretation of Dracula, even though he never said, "I vant to drink your blood" anytime during the film.

Rarity Takes Manehattan

Pinkie Apple Pie

  • Apple Bloom does her version of the Twilightlicious meme.
  • Before Apples to the Core starts, the clanging of the pans and the clattering of the cart resembles the beginning to The Open Road song in the 1983 Cosgrove Hall film adaptation of The Wind in the Willows.
  • When Pinkie Pie pounced Applejack, it resembles how Tigger pounces on Pooh in the Winnie the Pooh series.
  • The four photos taken on the waterfall are parodies of photos seen at Splash Mountain in the Disney Parks.
    • The fourth and final photo depicts Pinkie doing a duck-face.
  • At 17:04, when Pinkie pounces Applejack, the Slender Man can be seen hiding behind the bushes in the background in a split second.

Rainbow Falls

  • The pony giving Spitfire a massage is a caricature of Burgess Meredith's character, Mickey Goldmill, from the Rocky movie franchise.
  • The Wonderbolts' training music is patterned after "Gonna Fly Now", the theme song from the original 1976 Rocky film.

Three's A Crowd

  • The title is a part of the proverb 'Two is company, three's a crowd', meaning that a third person spoils the ideal combination of a couple.
  • Pinkie chasing a red balloon is a reference to the French film Le Ballon rouge.
  • When Rainbow Dash asks what flew towards them and crashed into a nearby tree, Discord responds, "Not a what, but a who.", a quote taken from the Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears a Who.
    • Discord's thinking tree also resembles trees from Dr. Seuss' works as well.
  • The Star Swirl costume that Twilight wore in Luna Eclipsed was reused for the Star Swirl the Bearded traveling museum.
  • During the Glass of Water song:
    • Discord, Twilight and Cadance are standing before a castle dressed in black robes and ties and Twilight's wearing glasses, a reference to the Harry Potter series.
    • When Discord asks for lozenges, he is standing in front of a hilly background while a pony in lederhosen plays the sousaphone, a parody of the Ricola ads.
    • The shot of Discord looking out a window wishing on a wishing star is a parody of a scene in Disney's version of Pinocchio.
    • The shot of Discord holding a magic lamp is a reference to the 1992 Disney film Aladdin.
      • The line he sings during both of these aforementioned scenes, "I wish I may, I wish I might", is a reference to the nursery rhyme Star Light, Star Bright.
    • Discord holds up a glass of water victoriously against a black background like Luke Skywalker holding up his lightsaber in the theatrical poster for the 1977 film, Star Wars.
    • The shot of Discord pouring water on himself is a parody of the scene in Flashdance.
  • When Discord is giving directions, he dresses like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author Hunter S. Thompson and his fictional counterpart Raoul Duke.
  • Discord's chariot resembles Xerxes's throne from the movie 300.
  • Discord slides offscreen and reappears in sunglasses, a button down shirt, underpants and white socks like Tom Cruise does in Risky Business.
  • The Tatzlwurm bears a striking resemblance to the graboids from the Tremors series.

Pinkie Pride

Simple Ways

  • The ending of the tango music heard under "Applejewel"'s first entrance is taken from the Uruguayan tango "La cumparsita".

Filli Vanilli

  • The title is a play on the controversial German R&B band Milli Vanilli.
    • The episode's storyline also shares some parallel with the band's infamous lip-syncing scandal.
  • Fluttershy singing to the animals closely references to Briar Rose singing from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
  • Zipporwhill's name is a play on the nightjar bird, Eastern Whip-poor-will.[18]
  • Applejack saying "For corn's sake", a line originally written for Fall Weather Friends, is a reference to the character Fred Mertz from the 1951 sitcom I Love Lucy.
    • She also says to Big Mac, "You've got some 'splainin' to do", a line attributed to, but never actually said by, Ricky Ricardo from the same show.
  • Pinkie climbing up the wall to Fluttershy is an allusion to the Marvel superhero, Spider-Man.
  • The reveal of Fluttershy singing behind the curtain is similar to the ending of the 1952 film Singin' in the Rain.

Twilight Time

  • Sweetie Belle says, "We made a huge mistake", an allusion to a catch phrase said by George "Gob" Bluth in Arrested Development.
  • A ponified colt version of Philip J. Fry from the animated sci-fi comedy series Futurama can be seen multiple times in the background.
  • The shot of the fillies chanting "Twilight time!" while looking baggy-eyed and one of the ponies drooling is a nod to zombie movies.

It Ain't Easy Being Breezies

  • The title may be an allusion to the defunct Cheetos slogan "it ain't easy bein' cheesy".
  • The cold open of this episode is essentially a role reversal of the cold open of Sonic Rainboom, where instead of Rainbow Dash trying to teach Fluttershy how to cheer loudly, Fluttershy teaches the rest of the Mane 6 how to cheer quietly.
  • Dr. Hooves passing by while wearing anaglyph 3D glasses is a reference to the tenth incarnation of his namesake.

Somepony to Watch Over Me

Maud Pie

  • Maud Pie's name is a play on mud pie, a popular dessert that originated in the southern U.S state of Mississippi.
  • Maud is said to be working on her "rocktorate in rock science", a play on the doctorate degree awarded by universities.
  • Rainbow Dash's line describing Maud -- "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an igneous" -- is a reference to Sir Winston Churchill's 1939 statement about Russia's role in World War II -- "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma".
  • Pinkie does her own version of "A Friend in Need", part of the "Dogs Playing Poker" series by C.M. Coolidge, during her amusement park montage.
  • The coloring that Pinkie Pie made resembles what the character TD does during his style from the PBS Kids show "Martha Speaks".​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​
  • The obstacle course Pinkie Pie sets up is reminiscent of the Nickeloden children's game show Double Dare's stunt challenges.​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​

For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils

Leap of Faith

Testing Testing 1, 2, 3

  • The title is a common phrase used by musicians to test the volume levels of a microphone.
  • Twilight mentions Princess Celestia's favorite flight pattern as being the "Icaranian Sun Salutation," a reference to the mythological story of Icarus, who fashioned his own makeshift wings and flew too close to the sun.
  • During the rap song "The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts", Pinkie wears an alarm clock on a chain, a reference to Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav, who often wore a huge clock on a chain. She also wears a hat similar to the ones worn by the members of the rap trio Run-DMC. Furthermore, it is reminiscent of '80s hip-hop, or early '90s rap, music videos.
    • One of the shots of the rap is a reference to the anti-piracy PSA "Don't Copy That Floppy".
    • Also during the sequence, the headphones that DJ Pon-3 is using are very similar that her human counterpart uses in Equestria Girls.
  • The founder of The Wonderbolts is named General Firefly alluding to the show's creator Lauren Faust's DeviantArt screen name and Twitter username; "Fyre Flye".[19]
  • Rainbow Dash's consideration of learning to shine shoes, sell hats, and dig ditches is a reference to the 1952 musical film Singin' in the Rain.
  • During the flight over Ponyville, Filthy Rich is seen buying apples from Big McIntosh with a suitcase with unseen glowing contents, referencing the mysterious suitcase from the 1994 film Pulp Fiction.

Trade Ya!

  • The title is a common phrase that nerds, geeks, and/or gamers use when they want to trade or exchange trading cards with other people.​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​
  • Two ponies in the background of Applejack and Rarity's first scene bear a resemblance to Robert and Rosalind Lutece from BioShock Infinite.[20]
  • The pony who runs the antique chicken booth has a voice similar to that of American comedian and actor Paul Lynde.
  • The scene in which Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy attempt to cross a thoroughfare crowded with lines of ponies is a reference to the 1981 arcade game Frogger.[21]

Inspiration Manifestation

  • The scene in which Spike finds the magical spell book is reminiscent of the scene in Disney's Aladdin in which the title character finds the magic lamp.

Equestria Games

Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1

Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2

Films

My Little Pony Equestria Girls

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

  • The Mane 6's facial makeup displaying their cutie marks resembles the band Kiss's facial makeup.
  • DJ Pon-3's locker contains a poster with a picture of a speaker with the words "It's just my bass cannon!" surrounding it, a reference to the popular MLP fan-animation by Alligator Tub Productions called "Epic Wub Time: Musicians of Ponyville."[26]

Rainbow Rocks shorts

Music to My Ears

Guitar Centered

Hamstocalypse Now

  • The title is a play on the title of the 1979 movie Apocalypse Now.
  • Fluttershy leading the hamsters into the habitat is an allusion to the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
  • Rarity names one of the hamsters Emilia Furhart, a reference to famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart, who mysteriously disappeared in 1937, along with her navigator, whilst attempting a circumnavigational flight of the globe.
  • Fluttershy says "everyhamster" similar to how the ponies say "everypony".

Shake Your Tail!

  • Granny Smith and two other girls do Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" dance.

IDW comics

Main article: List of allusions/IDW comics

Advertising

Television

Billboards

  • Billboards in Los Angeles, California that promoted the show in June 2011 reference the film Bridesmaids. It shows the main cast against a brick wall in poses similar to the women in the poster of Bridesmaids, under the parody title Bridlemaids.
  • Billboards for season 2 show Pinkie Pie with her hooves against a "snow screen" TV with the caption "They're baaack!" This references the 1982 movie Poltergeist, which has a poster where the little girl, Carol Anne Freeling, has her hands on a "snow screen" TV and the tagline "They're here.", and its sequel Poltergeist II: The Other Side, which has the tagline "They're back."

Newsprint

  • On January 8, 2012, a full page ad ran in the LA Times, referencing the opening to the AMC television show Mad Men. It shows Rainbow Dash, wearing a suit, falling in front of pictures of the main cast, with the parody title of Mad Ponies.[27]

Merchandise

Chapter books

Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell

  • Chapter 1 makes mention of a place called San Franciscolt, a play on San Francisco, California.
  • Two books in Twilight's library are titled "The Princess Bridle", a reference to The Princess Bride, and "Purple Reign", a reference to the song Purple Rain.
  • A line by Pinkie Pie in chapter 6 mentions "Sparkle's Six", a reference to Ocean's Eleven. Or this could be a reference to the title characters referred to as the "Mane 6".
  • Rarity mentions a place called Mythica, Neigh York, a play on Ithaca, New York.

Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!

Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror

  • Pinkie Pie makes mention of "Canterlot Idol", a reference to reality television series American Idol.

Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare

  • A landmark in the new Daring Do book is called Mount Vehoovius, a play on Mount Vesuvius.
  • Applejack mentions a place called South Amareica, a clear play on South America.

Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity

  • Chapter 1 makes mention of a place called Neigh Mexicolt, a play on the U.S. state of New Mexico.
  • Rarity imagines herself as a fairytale character named Raponyzel, a play on Rapunzel.
  • In chapter 5, Charity mentions having studied abroad in Mare-is, Prance, a play on Paris, France.
  • In chapter 7, Charity mentions buying a sun hat from Neighcy's, a play on the Macy's outlet of department stores.

See also

References

  1. Lauren Faust panel - Equestria LA 2012 (2012-11-05). Retrieved on 2012 November 6.
  2. Lauren Faust panel, Equestria LA 2012 (2012-11-05). Retrieved on 2012 November 6.
  3. M.A. Larson confirming the reference to Las Vegas (2012-05-24). Retrieved on 2012 May 24. Archived locally.
  4. M. A. Larson discussing mythology in Friendship is Magic (2012-05-02). Retrieved on 2012 July 28.
  5. Jayson Thiessen on Twitter (2012-12-01). Retrieved on 2013 January 23.
  6. MLP: Time Turner Companion. Gaia Online. Retrieved on 2013 December 7.
  7. GuyWithNoNickName (2012-12-04). Meghan McCarthy Talks About King Sombra On "Stay Brony My Friends". YouTube. Retrieved on 2012 December 6.
  8. 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic': Rainbow Dash feels the need.... EW.com (2012-12-14). Retrieved on 2013 May 4.
  9. Twitter / MMeghanMcCarthy: #MLPSeason3 factoid: Today's ... (2013-01-19). Retrieved on 2013 January 19.
  10. M.A. Larson answering a question (2013-03-17). Retrieved on 2013 March 19.
  11. M.A. Larson further clarifying the reference (2013-03-17). Retrieved on 2013 March 19. Archived locally on June 18, 2013.
  12. Twitter / MMeghanMcCarthy: Rarity? Check. Spike? Check. ... (2013-06-20). Retrieved on 2013 June 20.
  13. Josh Haber (2013-11-30). Twitter / joshhaber: 5. Honestly? Scooby Doo. I .... Retrieved on 2013 December 1.
  14. Josh Haber (2013-11-12). Um... Of course!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2013 November 12.
  15. Josh Haber (2013-11-30). Superbowl party dish.... Retrieved on 2013 November 30.
  16. Daniel Ingram (2013-12-14). The first song of MLP Season 4!.... Facebook. Retrieved on 2013 December 14.
  17. Twitter / TheBiggestJim: Inspiration - TS Cyclops AJ .... Twitter (2013-12-21). Retrieved on 2013 December 21.
  18. Amy Keating Rogers (2014-02-15). @KTonarella It's a play on .... Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 February 17.
  19. Amy Keating Rogers (2014-04-05). @Half_theBattle Oh my.... Retrieved on 2014 April 5.
  20. Ken Levine (2014-04-19). All right, BioShock bronies: .... Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 April 19.
  21. Jim Miller (2014-04-19). Did anyone catch the 'Frogger' .... Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 April 19.
  22. In Topic: Equestria Girls (2013-06-19). Retrieved on 2013 June 21. Archived locally.
  23. Jayson Thiessen via Twitter (2013-07-28). Retrieved on 2013 July 31.
  24. https://derpiboo.ru/385521
  25. https://derpiboo.ru/357296
  26. Ishi Rudell (2014-04-09). "This the revised design...". Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 April 9.
  27. My Little Pony spoofs Mad Men in newsprint ad Mad Ponies (2012-01-13). Retrieved on 2012 April 19.

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