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?"
"Is it my breath?" *burps*
Twilight talking to Spike.
Curious about the eerie silence.
Turning on a flashlight briefly opens a portal to a dimension where everything is orange.
A terrified Spike, a face-hoofing Twilight.
Spike is terrified of zombie ponies. Twilight is all choked up.
Twilight and Spike in the dark.
"I'm not alone in the dark!"
"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.
Twilight is not amused by her friends' irrational fear.
"Did you see her Twilight? Did you see... Zecora?"
Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle.
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.
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
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.
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, my eyes have derped!"
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.
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?
She has a nightmare in which her friends warn her about Zecora and Zecora cackles evilly.
Twilight tossing and turning.
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).
"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?
Come on Fluttershy, spit it out!
There's nothing wrong with Fluttershy...
So is there something wrong with you?
"What's the matter with you?"
"I don't want to talk about it."
"Look at all of you! We got..."
"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!"
"I agree with Dash! We'll go to Zecora's and force her to remove this hex!"
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?"
We didn't step on her, did we?
We didn't sit on her, did we!?
How am I supposed to fly now?
Maybe she's in Hairity's hair?
Well, aren't you coming, Spike?
"Nope. Uh... gotta stay here and look for a cure."
"Twilight Flopple!" Ooh, Spike, you little sneak! (giggle)
Apple Bloom, on the edge of the Everfree Forest.
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!"
...Leave me here all alone!
Rarity, how can she see where she's going?
Hi-ho, Rainbow Dash, away!
Who's to say I can't do anything big while I'm shrunk?
Zecora walking into her hut.
Pouring something into the pot.
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.
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.
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.
"It means this plant does not breed wrath. Instead this plant just wants a laugh."
Apple Bloom here was just collecting stuff for me.
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.
Rose Luck runs away from Zecora.
All is right with the world.
Smiling like new found friends.
This is absolutely lovely.
Guess who's the big sister again!
Pinkie more than glad to be able to talk again.
Why do I have to put up with this?
Pinkie is staring into your soul...