Pinkie's friends arriving at Sugarcube Corner early.
Clearly, Dash is not a morning pony.
"Celestia hasn't even raised the sun yet!"
Pinkie Pie, with a chef's hat and safety goggles - what in Equestria is she up to?
Last one in is a rotten Rainbow Dash!
Pinkie making some rock candy.
"I need your help taste-testing."
"This seems like an awful lot of candy."
"I may have gone a teensy bit overboard," she said without even a hint of exaggeration.
Rock candy. Rock candy everywhere.
Dashie has really let herself go. And when did Twilight turn back into a unicorn?
"Everypony ready for more?"
Just 'cause she works on the farm doesn't mean her sweet tooth asks for so much.
"She's only staying for the week."
"I'm making candy for all of us!"
"Super-duper special tradition."
" We are going to make rock candy necklaces together!!! (As Fluttershy would say, "Yay!")
Back when I used to be on the farm,...
I've heard of limited animation, but this is ridiculous.
...she taught me how to make rock candy herself.
It was one of the best lessons I've learned!
Eating actual rocks? This is ridiculous.
We also used the candy to make necklaces.
Maud and I have been trading since then
"What a great tradition."
"The secret ingredient is rocks?"
"But these are a special kind of rock that Maud discovered."
"Oh, what kind of a rock are they?"
"Can't tell ya that, silly!"
Group hugs are best hugs.
"Won't she start worrying if you weren't at the train station when she gets here?"
"I gotta get outta here!"
The poor ponies, surrounded by candy.
I sure hope Maud has an appetite
Stop that, you greedy varmint
"Anything suitable to wear."
Okay, maybe I did go a bit overboard.
"Pinkie really wants us to hit it off."
Boring yet unusually exciting.
"She's not quite as fast as me."
The reactions of the pets and Pinkie's friends.
The suspense is killing us!
"That's... really fascinating..."
I'm Twilight Sparkle, nice to meet you.
Hey there, I'm Fluttershy.
And, this is the one and only Rainbow Dash.
The ever so fashionable Rarity.
"Pinkie Pie tells me you share my love for fashion."
"I'm really into expressing myself through my wardrobe."
"A-and what is the delightful frock you're wearing now saying?"
"It doesn't talk. It's a dress."
Of all the pets, only Winona seems mildly interested in Maud.
"Pinkie Pie told us you have a pet, too."
Notice how Angel is jealous in the bottom-left corner.
Pinkie, excitedly jumping.
I'm sure we'll all become the best of friends!
..but Pinkie's friends have second thoughts about that.
You can let Boulder have it.
How about a muffin for yourself?
Pick a muffin, any muffin.
Much like Rarity, Maud Pie has a good taste for gems.
She's...actually chewing it?
There was a sandwich in front of Boulder a moment ago. I guess he ate it.
"Maud's right! They are crunchy! Yum!"
"Pinkie Pie tells us you like games"
"Boulder and I sometimes play a game called 'Camouflage'. It's kind of like hide and seek but waaaay more intense."
Maud wasn't kidding. This is way more intense than Hide and Seek.
"It's like lookin' fer a pebble in a haystack."
"More like in a pile of pebbles."
"Well ya don't hafta make it harder."
"Look how much fun Pinkie Pie's having."
Uh, Pinkie, that boulder's a little too big to be Boulder.
"He was hiding in my pocket."
[Italian-American gangster accent] 'Scuse me, toots, but me pals and I all wants ta go home!
The pets are so exhausted, even Gummy is actually making a face.
How did you got on Maud real fast, Gummy?
"We spent all day digging in the dirt, and he was in her pocket the whole time?!"
"On the bright side, Boulder seemed really sweet."
"I'm sure Maud was just nervous."
"It must be awfully intimidating."
"Uh, I believe that's a dishtowel."
"I'm sure I could work my magic."
Uh, Maud, wouldn't you want that washed first?
"Doesn't Maud make the coolest scarves?"
Pinkie thinks hummingbirds are adorable!
"I was looking at the rock."
"Maud is a total bookworm. She loves poetry!"
"I've got lots of poetry."
"Do you read anything by Quilland Ink? Or Flourish Prose?"
"I prefer to read my own poetry."
"Oh, I'd love to hear some of it!"
You are gray.
Like a rock.
Which you are.
"I've written thousands."
"This next one is about rocks. They're all about rocks."
would think, "Wow, this pony's nuts!"
Rocks; these are my rocks.
Sediments: make me sedimental.
Smooth and round, asleep in the ground.
Shades of brown and gray...
"I think this one is done."
It was Maud in the kitchen with the rock.
Well, that's certainly a Pinkie way to drink a cup of cider.
"Told you she was super honest!"
How does she not get dizzy?
"Let's see you beat that!"
And boom goes the dynamite.
Seriously, is Rainbow Dash really awesome enough to have "Never Wet" in her hair?
"I guess you won this one, Maud"
"So this is the perfect time."
Uh, you tell her, Rarity.
Uh, you tell her, Fluttershy.
Leave it to honest Applejack to spill the beans.
And the mane begins to deflate...
Fluttershy feeding Owlowlisious
IsTwilight reading about rocks?
"That pony is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an igneous."
"Don't you mean 'inside an enigma'?"
"Nope, I mean 'igneous'! It's a kind of rock! Ask me how I know that!"
Maud is not impr—Wait, she's made this face the entire episode. How do we know whether she is impressed or not?
The amusement park of torture!
" Welcome to Pinkie-Rainbow-Rari-Twi-Apple-Flutter-Maud Fun Time!"
"Welcome back, Equestria, to Wipeout
Good luck guessing which outfit goes with which pony.
"Here with us today is our on-location announcer, Pinkie Pie, master baker and party planner of Ponyville."
"Today our contestants will have a tough challenge. First, it's a crawl through the Applesauce Tunnel, complete with real applesauce."
"They'll have to build up enough momentum to launch themselves into our next obstacle…"
"The Pit of Sparkling Fabrics, an eye-catching entanglement trap."
"Next, it's a quick-as-you-can dash over to…"
"The Great Wall of Read It and Weep! Try not to get caught by those hanging participles."
"Rounding the track, contestants must win a hand at our Crazy Card Critters Table. Careful, they say there's a Card Shark hiding under the table."
"After that, they have 10 seconds in the Cupcake Storm wind bubble. If they can find the peppermint cupcake, they get an extra thousand bucks at the end."
"Following that is the Tightrope Raceway. After a quick slide down and a launch through a Ring of No Fire…"
"Contestants face off with the final obstacle, the famous Leaning Tower of Rocks! That giant boulder at the top is a new addition never before seen by contestants, so it's sure to make for an exciting obstacle."
Maud Pie is impressed... I think
"Good luck to you all! (Wipeout and its associates are not responsible for any injury, physical or emotional, which you may experience while participating in any activities, no matter how legally suspect or safety hazard-ridden, on the Wipeout premises.)"
AJ going all Luke Skywalker to Fluttershy.
Hang on, little sister, I'll save you!
It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's Maud
to the rescue.
Cutie mark sighting! Surprise, surprise, it's a rock.
Maud hugging Pinkie, after almost losing her.
"Pinkie Pie, what were you thinking?"
"I know how important it is to you that your friends become my friends, but I just don't think it's going to happen."
"I think it would be best if I just go back to the rock farm and spend the rest of the week there."
"It was nice to meet you all. Makes me happy knowing Pinkie Pie has such good friends."
"But... we never even got to make our rock candy necklaces."
"Wait, Maud! I'll come with you!"
"Did you see how fast Maud moved?"
Twilight using Pinkie Pie's lingo.
Notice that Boulder is attached to the wrong hoof.
I can't tell, but I think she's blushing.
"That's a pretty great thing to have in common, if you ask me. What do you think, Maud?"
"Sorry, darling. I think we all just thought she'd be a bit more excited about this."
"I've never seen her more excited!"
"I don't know if you've noticed, but I don't show my enthusiasm for things quite in the same way my sister does."
"And we're totally cool with it."
Pinkie being Pinkie and Maud being Maud.
"Wow, Fluttershy! That's really pretty!"
Ugh! Too much rock candy in this one!
"You haven't eaten any of them?"
"I don't really like candy."
"But I do love Pinkie Pie."
At least she smiles ONCE when admitting she loves Pinkie Pie over candy.
I hope you don't get cavities Pinkie!
Winona's first Season 4 appearance.
Pinkie Pie, Gummy, and Maud Pie.
All of us against you in a staring contest. Go!
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