My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 3 Episode 13

Magical Mystery Cure

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Feb 16, 2013 on The Hub
out of 10
User Rating
55 votes

By Users

Episode Summary


While looking through a new spell book, Twilight accidentally casts a spell on her friends, causing them to switch cutie marks and destinies. Now Twilight tries to think of a way to fix this, not knowing that when she does, her true destiny will be fulfilled.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • This episode was a joke to me.

    This episode was a joke to me. I can't believe this episode. I love MLP:FiM, but this episode, I was FURIOUS after seeing this.

    The only reason why it's not a tie with Keep Calm And Flutter On because it wasn't so annoying, But this is the #4 worst episode for me. The third worst episode is the christmas play one, and the second one was the one with the dragon. But it still is as bad, as it still gets a 0/10.

    I might not get much like for this, but this episode was very bad. A piss stain and disgrace to bronies. I can't believe Twilight became an alicorn. This episode was no good. I really dislike this episode. It's a joke to me. A flat out joke. But I still love MLP:FiM, but this was very bad. 0/10.moreless
  • Oh my god, this is horrible.

    This doesn't need to exist, please don't make a season 4, all the other seasons wasn't great. Please cancel this show.
  • maria09974

    I think that the fourth season of mlp will be amazing I'm also mega pegasister series each chapter I was his name and it happens in each
  • can be better

    overall the music was good but could have been better. the episode wasnt well planed enough. it leaves out so much stuff like,how did twilight become a princess. they should have made this a 3 or mabe a two part finaly to clarify every thing they left out.
  • Great Season 3 Finale But It's Definitely NOT Perfect

    Even though I am an MLP: FIM fan, I must admit that this season finale was a little overrated in my opinion though but I'm glad that not all of the reviews got a perfect 10 and the people that rated this season finale like a 5 or 6.5 I can understand more on why they rated it that low than the users that rated it a 10. The episode was very enjoyable without a doubt and it's a great episode nonetheless. Comparing it to the Season 1 finale and the 2-Part Season 2 finale though, this is probably the weakest season finale in the series. The problems with this episode, though, were the pacing. The pacing in this episode felt rushed and it's like 80% of the episode was rushed and the season finale actually went by fast. The pacing was definitely one of the flaws with this season finale. Another thing was how it felt nothing like the other MLP: FIM episodes... the direction for this episode was a whole lot different and the direction felt different and how they just introduced the whole thing to the episode already fell out of place as soon as it started but I guess I enjoyed this episode as much as I could possibly can is because I tried to go with the flow as much as I can. If I didn't do it, the rating for this episode would've been lower for me honestly. The episode was also very low on humor. I'm not kidding you, there is like 0% humor added in this episode. I think one part out of this whole entire episode made me laugh and that was when the bear hugged Fluttershy from when Fluttershy got her element of harmony back. Last flaw I had with this episode was Twilight being an alicorn and while it sounds like it could be the greatest thing in the whole wide kinda cool I guess but it has you wondering how Season 4 will be... will the show change from there? or will it still the same My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic that we all know and care about. :) I know it sounds like all I'm doing is pointing out the negatives of the episode and it has many problems for me as you can see and I should've probably lowered this episode to a 6.5 or 6 for having that many issues but like I said, the score is great because I went with the flow and enjoyed as much as I can. If I did NOT go with the whole flow, the rating from me probably would've been a 6 out of 10 at best. The positives for this episode was that the storyline was interesting despite it being rushed with the poor pacing, Twilight looking all of the flashbacks of her accomplishments to her time as an alicorn and Princess Twilight was very cool to see, the ending was very nice, the episode also has a lot of singing so if you're NOT a musical person then stay away from this episode because the music is pretty much non-stop so it's a musical too. I enjoyed most of the musical numbers in this episode while one musical number felt a little repetitive and unnecessary for me, and it's cool to see the ponies get their elements of harmony back. So despite the extremely rushed pacing, extreme lack of humor, weak introduction, kinda weak conclusion, a repetitive musical number, Twilight being a alicorn might changing up the show or even make it all about here instead of the other ponies, and a different direction than any other MLP: FIM episodes.... (holy crap!!! that's a lot of flaws xD haha). This was a GREAT season finale nonetheless but it doesn't live up to the amazing Season 1 finale and amazing 2-Part Season 2 finale. It's a great episode with many many many flaws but I went with the flow of the episode and that's why my score is very good and it's what helped my score be great so overall a great season 3 finale and since Season 3 was a short season... I'm actually hoping the HUB will be generous and make Season 4 come out this summer. Please let MLP: FIM come out in the summertime... if they make us wait til September or November (this season) then I'll be angry. My advice for you readers... go with the flow like me you'll enjoy this episode for what it was because otherwise you will be disappointed in this finale and like I said I understand more towards the users who rated it a 5 or 6.5 or even a 1 out of 10 than the users who gave it a perfect 10 out of 10... let Season 4 begin and thanks for reading my reviews. 8.5/10moreless
Nicole Oliver

Nicole Oliver

Princess Celestia

Recurring Role

Andrew Francis

Andrew Francis

Shining Armour

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • While explaining how she got the spell book, Twilight mentions that it was when Spike was having one of his "seven hour bubble baths." It was mentioned that Spike did this before back in the episode "Party of One."

    • This marks the third appearance of Twiligiht's parents.

    • The photo of the mane six that Twilight has hanging on her wall is the same one shown during the opening intro.

    • The spell book that Twilight receives in this episode is the same one that Celestia and Luna showed at the end of "The Crystal Empire, Part 2."

    • The mixed cutie marks are as followed:

      -Rarity gets Rainbow Dash's cutie mark

      -Rainbow Dash gets Fluttershy's cutie mark

      -Fluttershy gets Pinkie Pie's cutie mark

      -Pinkie Pie gets Applejack's cutie mark

      -Applejack gets Rarity's cutie mark.

    • While making suggestions for solving the problem, Spike brings up Twilight's memory spell (From "The Return of Harmony, Part Two") and Zecora's cutie pox cure (From "The Cutie Pox").

    • Derpy cameo: She is seen in the crowd when Twilight's chariot is riding through the courtyard.

    • This episode has the most songs than any other episode with a total of seven. This record was originally held by "A Friend in Deed" with four songs.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Princess Celestia : We are gathered here today in celebration of a momentous occasion. My most faithful student, Twilight Sparkle, has done many extraordinary things since she's lived in Ponyville. She even helped reunite me with my sister, Princess Luna. But today, Twilight Sparkle did something extraordinary. She created new magic, proving without a doubt that she is ready to be crowned Equestria's newest princess. Fillies and gentlecolts, may I present for the very first time, Princess Twilight Sparkle!

    • Twilight: A little while ago, my teacher and mentor Princess Celestia sent me to live in Ponyville. She sent me to study friendship, which is something I didn't really care much about. But now, on a day like today, I can honestly say I wouldn't be standing here if it weren't for the friendships I've made with all of you. Each one of you taught me something about friendship, and for that, I will always be grateful. Today, I consider myself the luckiest pony in Equestria. Thank you, friends, Thank you, Everypony!

    • Rarity: (after having her memory restored) (gasps) Oh, my! What a terrible dream I had! (looking at Applejack's dresses) . . .or maybe I'm still having it.

    • Twilight: Are you crying?
      Shining Armour: Of course not. It's liquid pride. Totally different thing.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Season 3 finale.

    • This episode is part of the Princess Twilight Sparkle DVD, which also includes the episodes, "Lesson Zero," "MMMystery on the Friendship Express," "Magic Duel," and "Games Ponies Play."

    • M.A. Larson, who wrote this episode, also wrote the lyrics to the opening and closing songs: "Morning in Ponyville" and "Life in Equestria" respectively, and teamed up with series song-write Daniel Ingram on the lyrics to "What My Cutie Mark is Telling Me."  Ingram went solo on the lyrics to "I have to Find a Way," "A True, True Friend," Celestia's congratulatory ballad to Twilight on the successful completion of her studies, and the chant for the coronation ceremony.

    • This episode premiered at a "Princess Coronation" concert held in Los Angles a week before it aired on The Hub. The concert was hosted by 2013 Miss. America winner Mallory Hagan.

    • Friendship Report: Twilight learned many lessons from her friends and she is truly grateful for that.

    • The "True, True Friend" song was leaked onto YouTube a week before this episode aired.

    • This episode revolves around Twilight.