This time I didn't watch the preview, but I did see the pic where the Ponies had some weird crap around their mouths, wondering what that is to still make it look zombielike & remain kid-friendly. Now I know...
Nighttime, & Fluttershy is walking home from an all-day picnic with her animal friends. She reassures them that the forest is the same as the daytime, only darker. Nothing to be afraid of. 'course as she says this, a dark shape swooshes by! It then suddenly appears behind them, black with glowing red eyes! They get scared & try to run, only to be blocked in front! As they cower in fear, the shape comes closer, looking like a mini version of Discord. But when the moonlight shines on it, it's revealed as Rainbow Dash, laughing her flank off! FS is not happy about being scared. RD says she's too easily scared of everything. To prove it, she merely says "Boo." right in front of her face, which sends her up the nearest tree. (okay, that part was stupid-while staring RIGHT AT SOMEPONY, merely saying the word "Boo" freaks her out)
(Apparently close-captioning altered the theme song this week...usually it goes:
...And Magic makes it all complete
Yeah, my little pony
Did you know you're my very best friends.
This week, the middle line said:
You have my little ponies...
Later that day as the Mane 6 (without Spike & SG) are gathered around the Map Table, FS is airing her grievance at what RD did last night. RD says not to worry so much-everypony loves harmless pranks. TS says it's not a good prank if you're the only one laughing. Not all Ponies like the same kind of humor as you do. As she sits down at her throne, a loud long fart noise rings out! Pranked by the old whoopie cushion! RD & PP loved how that one turned out. TS did not. AJ says RD's pranks are lazy, only stuff she enjoys laughing at. Rares says she should put more effort in her pranks so they can be enjoyed by all. RD says fine, if you want effort, that's what you'll get, & leaves in a huff.
At Carousel Boutique, Rares & SB enter, encountering a huge cake, topped with SB's Filly Guide uniform that Rares' been working on for the upcoming cookie sale. It's a real cake, with a note also attached to it that reads "You asked for it". She immediately knows it's RD's prank. She thinks it's booby-trapped, set to go off if they try to get the uniform down. She'll just simply leave it there & make a new one. But as she starts up the sewing machine, it falls apart! It was actually made of cake! SB says it tastes better than the giant one.
AJ's got her bedroom set up with bells, pots & pans, & a bucket of water over the door. She's going to make sure RD won't prank her while asleep!
Morning time, she wakes up next to a muddy pig in her bed! And she finds her bed is outside in the middle of the pigsty! No clue on how RD did this...
Cranky Doodle Donkey is preparing to put his toupeé on. As he reaches for it without looking, a blue hoof switches it with a sleeping skunk! Which naturally sprays him & his room with the pleasant scent that not even Fabreeze will remove. (that prank was just plain cruel)
Spike is sending a letter to Celestia (soon to be a lost art) with his breath when it immediately returns. He sends it again, then again & again, without even looking up to see RD throwing them at his head! Meanwhile, Celestia is swimming in a Dead Sea of Scrolls...
Big Mac is pulling a cart up a steep hill when suddenly a huge boulder lands in it, dragging him back down. How RD managed to carry it & do that makes no sense.
Mr. Cake is chowing down on a hayburger when he nearly breaks his teeth on a brick hidden inside. (RD's getting a little sadistic with her "pranks" by now)
Cheerilee shows up 2 episodes in a row
, teaching her class (aha! Mystery solved! It's gotta be a past RD prank that left that permanent mark on the chalkboard!) As she turns over a small board, she's met with a crude drawing of her. She flips it back, to have RD gotchaing her. The class is amused. Cheerilee is not.
PP's at Sugarcube Corner filling an order when she's confronted by TS, Spike, AJ, & Rares. They ask her if she knows about the pranking that's going on. She sure does, as she & Gummy were just pranked! (Flashback earlier to PP opening her closet, finding RD hanging there saying "Boo.") Well, this horseapple has to stop, they tell her. And since she & RD share the same affinity for "jokes", tell her to quit it.
As PP arrives at RD's house to tell her, RD has an idea for the perfect prank for everypony: She has a stash of Joke Cookies she's gonna switch with the Filly Guide ones. (oh, yeah, CC spelled "filly" right this time) When you eat them, your mouth & teeth will turn rainbow colors. And nopony's gonna make her stop from pulling this one off!
Later that day, RD arrives at Sugarcube Corner, upset that PP didn't help her switch the cookies. She finds her in bed, not looking so well. She has a rainbow-colored mouth, her coat is dull, & her eyes look gray. She says the Joke Cookies makes her feel better when she eats them, but she just finished them & wants more. RD has no extras because she just switched them all earlier. PP can't join her to see the results because she's too sick to get out of bed.
Later, RD joins the CMC to start their cookie selling. RD assures everypony that no pranks will be pulled while they work together as they'll keep an eye on each other the whole time. AJ & Rares tag along too.
The cookie selling was a huge success. They sold most of them by nightfall. RD is giddy at what will happen & flies into town. It's unusually quiet, but most likely the Ponies are in a cookie coma after mass nomming. As she flies, she notices all the lights are out, most curtains are closed. But in the window she can see into, she sees cookies strewn about, but no sign of anypony...
Entering the darkened Sugarcube Corner, she checks to see if PP is there & if she knows where everypony is. They should be noticing their rainbow mouths by now, & should be gathering in the streets to lynch her-I mean-laugh at her latest prank.
Finding Mrs. Cake, it's revealed that she looks as sick as PP was earlier. PP along with Pound & Pumpkin emerge from the shadows, shuffling toward RD moaning "coookies...coookies...".
She flies outside, only to find the townsponies with the same thing! She tries to hide at AJ's house, only to be encountered by Big Mac & Granny Smith (whose faces looked the scariest imo).
At Carousel Boutique, AJ, Rares, & the CMC are unaffected by the cookies. As they get ready to celebrate with cookies & sewing machine cake, RD swoops in & slaps the boxes out of their hooves! They all need to get out of town & hide somewhere, as the populace is honing in on their remaining cookies!
Now holed up in AJ's barn, RD confesses she switched the cookies, but she didn't know there was an ingredient that turned Ponies into zombies...
But it's too late, for while RD was confessing, the others ate the cookies & are now turned to zombies! They proceed to unblock the doors & windows to let the horde in! RD is royally hoofed!
Pranks on you, motherhoofer!
Turns out after RD blabbed her plans to PP, she got the whole town involved with pranking the prankster.
NOW she finally got the gist of the lecture she ignored back at the Map Table earlier...RD apologizes to everypony for ignoring their feelings when being pranked.
Well then, the lesson learned is now she'll have to think of something better to top this event!
It was mostly enjoyable, better than last week's.
Fluttershy was cute at the beginning, but stupid when somepony just says "boo" & she freaks out.
The early pranks were downright mean (Cranky & Mr. Cake) & pointless (Big Mac)
Loved it when the bear made that "I'm watching you" sign to Rainbow.
Big Mac & Granny Smith had the creepiest faces.
I'll bet someone will have a joke about Twilight farting-WITHOUT the whoopie cushion, lol.
Wouldn't mind watching this one again.
Pony Boo On.