notices what a beautiful day it is as she is outside, taking a stroll.
Twilight is shocked to see nopony out and about on such a beautiful day.
Deserted Ponyville, there is no one to be seen
An eerie ghost town scene.
Houses closes doors after hearing about Zecora
"Is it some sort of pony holiday?"
"not that I know of"
"Is it my breath?" *burps*
"not more than usual"
Curious about the eerie silence.
Is it... zombies?!
"Come here!" *whisper*
Turning on a flashlight briefly opens a portal to a dimension where everything is orange.
A terrified Spike, a face-hoofing Twilight.
Spike freaks out.
Spike is terrified of zombie ponies. Twilight is all choked up.
Twilight and Spike in the dark.
"I'm not alone in the dark!"
Rarity behind Twilight.
"Okay then, what are you all doing here in the dark?"
Zecora's very first onscreen appearance.
What, exactly, is she digging for?
Twilight doesn't see what's so scary.
Who is that?
Twilight is not amused by her friends' irrational fear.
"Did you see her Twilight? Did you see... Zecora?"
Applejack makes it sound like her younger sister is terrified of Zecora, but Apple Bloom insists she's not.
I can take care of myself
Twilight gets crowded by her friends and Apple Bloom.
A stripey pony!?
Born with... STRIPES!? Oooooohh...
"That's just it, she lives in... the Everfree Forest!"
And what do us humans call this kind of phenomenon?
Twilight is unconvinced by her friends' dramatization of the Everfree Forest's spookiness.
"Why, she's so evil, I even wrote a song about her!"
No no Pinkie, the evil Zebra was in G1
She does evil dances!
And when you look into her eyes
She'll put you in trances!
Don't look her in the eyes.
And yet Pinkie Pie places her audience in that trance.
'Sooo, watch out!"
Rainbow nervously says, "Well... Once a month, she comes into Ponyville...", meriting a sarcastic "Ooooh..." from Twilight.
Rarity: "Then, she lurks by the stores." Twilight responds with a sarcastic, "Oh, my."
"Good Gracious!" - -
Twilight: "Okay, I'm sorry. But how is any of this bad? Maybe she comes to town to visit?"
Pinkie sings her song (again) in the background.
"Spike, you stay here in case Apple Bloom comes back."
Apple Bloom trying to hide while following Zecora.
Applejack cries Apple Bloom's name, alerting Zecora.
"Beware! Beware, you pony folk! Those leaves of blue are not a joke!"
"You keep your creepy mumbo jumbo to yourself you hear?!"
Those leaves of blue ARE a joke!
Apple Bloom is not amused, instead she is angry.
Twilight is not amused.
Applejack, is not the slightest amused.
Rainbow Dash, don't do that. No really, it feels like you're touching my brain, it's not a fun feeling
Twilight is highly confident she is right.
She has proof to back herself up.
Hey, where did everypony go?
Twilight can't sleep.
She has a nightmare in which her friends warn her about Zecora and Zecora cackles evilly.
Twilight tossing and turning.
Good Morning Twilight.
Waking up with bed mane.
Is there something wrong with my horn?!
"Hey, say it, don't spray it!"
Look out, Rainbow Crash attack.
Watch out for ICBRDs (InterContinental Ballistic Rainbow Dash).
No coordination at all.
That is one hairy Rarity
Cousin It's cousin?
"I hate to say I told ya so, Twilight, but I told ya so!"
"It's a curse, I tells ya!"
"There doesn't seem to be a thing wrong with [Fluttershy]."
Can you believe what has happened to me?
I can't say it.
I refuse to tell you.
Come on Fluttershy, spit it out!
There's nothing wrong with Fluttershy...
So is there something wrong with you?
"Good gravy, girl!"
"What's the matter with you?"
Its my voice okay!
"I don't want to talk about it."
"This is hilarious! Look at all of you! We got..."
"...Flutterguy, and --"
"I got nothin'... Twilight Sparkle. I mean seriously, I can't even work with that."
"I think we'll find a cure to this curse at Zecora's place!"
"It's not a curse!"
"I agree with Dash! We'll go to Zecora's and force her to remove this hex!"
"It's not a hex either!"
The "cursed" ponies having an argument.
"This is all my fault. If I hadn't followed Zecora in the first place, none of this would have happened. I just gotta fix this."
Apple Bloom, going to make things right.
"Now where does she think she's goin' this time?"
Hitching a ride.
Or stepped on her?
We didn't step on her, did we?
We didn't sit on her, did we!?
Did we sit on her?
How am I supposed to fly now?
Maybe she's in Hairity's hair?
Let go, Pinkie.
"A little help here?"
You missed the door...
Apple Bloom, on the edge of the Everfree Forest.
Running into the forest.
I gotta make this right.
A close up of Apple Bloom.
Turn around right this instant.
Apple Bloom seems to like this!
"You can't ignore a direct order from your big sister!"
Tiny Ponies, they should make toys like this!
Apple Teeny is really just a toy now.
It looks like,Apple Bloom is now the elder sister of AJ.
"I'm gonna tell Big McIntosh on you!"
You didn't just...
...Leave me here all alone!
"Awe pony feathers..."
Rarity, how can she see where she's going?
See this Rarity.
Zecora walking into her hut.
Pouring something into the pot.
"Sthe sthowe thma thog!"
Pinkie Pie's version of the stare.
Fluttershy singing Pinkie Pie's song for her.
And if you look deep in her eyes.
She'll put you in trances.
Then what will she do?
She'll mix up an evil brew.
And she'll gobble you up in a big tasty stew.
Twilight realizes it might be a curse.
Fluttershy clearly not enjoying it.
Where do you think Apple Bloom is?
This is why I live out of town.
Because this is really going to help
Rainbow Dash, has done it this time.
Close up shot of Zecora.
You made it so that I couldn't talk.
You do not simply judge somepony you do not know!
Facing off against Zecora.
Twilight and Zecora butting heads.
Don't you dare touch a single apple on her head.
Smiling nervously at Apple Bloom.
..Before breaking into laughter.
"This isn't a curse."
Zecora and Apple Bloom.
"It means this plant does not breed wrath. Instead this plant just wants a laugh."
You see over there?
Apple Bloom here was just collecting stuff for me.
See this book here.
Twilight feels guilty.
Read this page.
Actually I do have this book...
..But I didn't bother to read it.
Glad that she'll whip up another one.
Hayseed appears in this shot on the top pulling a cart of hay.
Daisy is terrified.
Why are they so scared?
Wow, she freaks out fast
Rose Luck runs away from Zecora.
Run ponies, run.
Daisy, we need to talk.
All is right with the world.
Smiling like new found friends.
This is absolutely lovely.
Pinkie more then glad to be able to talk again.
Pinkie is staring into your soul...