My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 2 Episode 24

MMMystery on the Friendship Express

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Apr 07, 2012 on The Hub
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Episode Summary


Mr. and Mrs. Cake enter their latest creation into a dessert competition in Canterlot and place Pinkie Pie in charge of guarding it. However, regardless of the pink pony's efforts to keep the tasty treat safe, someone still manages to steal a bite or two. Pinkie and Twilight Sparkle begin an investigation to catch the cake-consuming culprit.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Tasty and nasty

    Pinkie Pie as a detective is now canon. Pinkie Pie and her friends are on the way to Canterlot with a delicious cake. The party pony guards the cake all the time. But as Pinkie Pie awakes are the cake eaten halfway up. And who did it? A welcome to another donkey but Applejack is lacking screentime again. It's strange to see that Pinkie Pie haven't had a party episode in long time too. S2 has many great episodes this episode is one of them. 10/10moreless
  • Yet another excellent episode for Pinkie Pie

    So for the third time now we have a Pinkie Pie episode. So far her episodes have been really great this season and enjoyable. So is it possible for a third episode for her be just as awesome? Well the story begins in Ponyville where Mr. and Mrs. Cake are taking a cake over towards a train station so it can be transported to Canterlot to enter it into a contest. Pinkie gets all her friends to help get the cake on board and promise to look over it. We then meet three bakers such as Pony Joe with his Doughnuttopia creation. A donkey who has made a giant chocolate moose. Finally, a griffon with chocolate eclairs. Each baker, including Pinkie, tell evreypony about their confections and how good they are. Pinkie decides to guard the Cake's cake while the others go to bed. During the night, Pinkie sees somepony trying to get a bite out of the cake, but she chases it off. The next morning however, Twilight Sparkle shows Pinkie that somepony has eaten half the cake. Pinkie decides to start an "investigation" and makes Twilight her assistant. Pinkie accuses each baker since she thinks each one could have upper hoof in winning the contest by destroying the cake, but Twilight tells her that her theories are bogus. After Pinkie describes each confection again and entering a dark tunnel, the other bakers' entries are eaten and the mystery deepens. Twilight soon takes over the investigation and finds three clues in the caboose, the conductor's hat, and a knocked over picture. Twilight gets the bakers and her friends back at the scene of the crime and discover who ate the cake. As it turns out, it was Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Rarity who did it. They each went into the train car where the cake was held and at a piece. They all say they did it because of how tasty it sounded and apologize for their actions. Just as things are wrapping up, Pinkie discovers that she still needs to know who ate the other confectioneries. Pinkie looks for clues and discovers each baker ate one of each others food and apologize. As the train pulls in, Pinkie decides to combine all four desserts together to make a new unique cake. Pinkie learns to never jump to conclusions and you must find the truth. The episode ends with Pinkie eating the winning cake whole while her friends laugh. This was yet another excellent Pinkie Pie episode. The movie bits with each baker was hilarious like Pony Joe being James Bond and the silent movie bit. I also loved how Twilight acted like Miles Edgeworth from the Ace Attorney series and it was awesome. The mystery itself was nicely done and left you wondering who was the culprit. Unlike Mare Do Well where the mystery was too easy, this one made you keep guessing who did it. Pinkie was a load of fun in this episode and she was excellent. My only real problem has to be the fact that Rainbow, Rarity, and Fluttershy being the ones to doing it. I think they kind of acted selfish for what they did and hurt Pinkie for what they did. Aside from that though, this was another excellent Pinkie episode and one of the best of the season.

    FINAL SCORE: 10/10moreless
  • Pinkie Pie and Twilight are trying to uncover a mystery on who took a bite or more pieces of the cake

    Mr. and Mrs. Cake enter their latest creation into a dessert competition in Canterlot and place Pinkie Pie in charge of guarding it. However, regardless of the pink pony's efforts to keep the tasty treat safe, someone still manages to steal a bite or two. Pinkie and Twilight Sparkle begin an investigation to catch the cake-consuming culprit. This was well done episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic". While this episode doesn't top the Pinkie Pie episode "A Friend In Deed", it was very enjoyable. However, the storyline was a little too predictable though because as soon I saw giant bite marks on that cake then that made me think "All of the ponies took a bite of that cake" so that mystery was pretty pointless to me since it was already predictable from the start. What I didn't expect though and it made me laugh pretty hard was that the Bakers ate the desserts and it was too funny for me. The storyline being a little too predictable wasn't my the reason why my score is a tad low though. The only reason why my score is a tad low is because Pinkie Pie (for the first time ever) annoyed me a little. She annoyed me a little when Twilight is trying to explain the clues and Pinkie Pie keeps interrupting her clues by saying "I knew it was you" or "I'm gonna get you" and more and then Twilight has to keep telling her that it wasn't that suspect. Other than Pinkie Pie being a little annoying here... I still really liked the episode. The humor was pretty good as well such as Doughnut Joe being James Bond (that was hilarious), the silent movie part (that cracked me up), the very beginning of the episode with everyone trying to move Mr. and Mrs. Cake's Mmm Cake very carefully, all of the ponies admitting that they took a bite of the cake, and more. The very ending was also funny. So yeah, even though Pinkie Pie was a little annoying here, this was an excellent episode and I definitely recommend it. It's a much better episode than the previous installment "Ponyville Confidential". Overall, an excellent mystery episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" even it was a little predictable. 9.5/10moreless
Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain

Mrs. Cake

Recurring Role

Peter New

Peter New

Big Macintosh

Recurring Role

Brian Drummond

Brian Drummond

Mr. Cake

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Spike does not appear in this episode.

    • Doughnut Joe first appeared in "The Best Night Ever," only then he was called "Pony Joe."

    • In actuality, a multi-tiered cake such as this would have to be boxed and shipped in separate containers and reassembled upon its delivery, as it would be too large and unwieldy to travel whole.

    • Even though the title of the episode is "MMMystery on the Friendship Express", there should be four M's, as that is the shortened version Pinkie Pie gives for the cake, the Marzipan Mascarpone Meringue Madness, or, as she calls it, the "MMMM".

    • Gustav Le Grand is the second griffon to appear in this series. The first was Gilda, back in "Griffon The Brush Off."

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Pinkie Pie: Now that I'm taking a closer look at these desserts, I see that one simply can not look me in the eye.
      Twilight: Pinkie, that moose is a mousse.

    • Pinkie Pie: (when the shades get pull down) Who turn off the moon?! (hears noises) Don't go near that cake, thief! Stop, thief! (crash into something) Oh, are you okay, thief?

    • Pinkie Pie: You really out done yourself Mr. and Mrs. Cake. This will sure to winning entry of this year national dessert competition.
      Mrs. Cake: Oh, thank you, Pinkie.
      Mr. Cake: And thanks for transporting all the way to Canterlot for us.
      Pinkie: Absolutely, it's my honor and-
      Applejack: Um, beg your pardon, but could we maybe move things along? This here cake is a might heavy. Right, Big Mclntosh?
      Big Mclntosh: Eeeeeyup!

    • Pinkie Pie: This mystery gets more mysterious every minute.

    • Pinkie Pie: (After explaining her story of Doughnut Joe destroying the cake) Crushing the Cakes' chances to win!
      Twilight Sparkle: Pinkie, there is no laser beam security system, and Joe is not sleek, stealthy Con Mane. He's big, gruff and messy.
      Doughnut Joe: Hey!
      Rarity: Although, you would look rather dapper in a tuxedo.

    • Mulia: Why are we all here again?
      Twilight Sparkle: I bet you're wondering why you're all here again.
      Doughnut Joe: She's good!

    • Twilight: Well, Pinkie, did you find the devourer of the desserts?
      Pinkie Pie: I most certainly did. It was none other than the bakers! First of all, Gustav has mousse in his moustache. And Joe has eclair in his hair. And Mulia has sprinkles in her wrinkles.

    • Rarity: Fine, I'm guilty! I wear false eyelashes! Oh, and I took a bite of the cake.

    • Pinkie Pie : I just need to know who done it.
      Twilight: You mean, who did it.
      Pinkie Pie: Exactly! Who did done doed it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Amy Keating Rogers, the writier for this episode, claimed on her Twitter account that she wrote a scene where Twilight compliments Applejack about her self-control only for Applejack to admit that she did take a bite out of the cake but didn't leave any clues, but this scene was cut for time.

    • Friendship Report: Pinkie Pie learned that you shouldn't jump to conclusions without getting all the facts right.

    • This episode revolves around Pinkie Pie.