My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 2 Episode 6

The Cutie Pox

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Nov 12, 2011 on The Hub
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When Apple Bloom learns about a special plant that Zecora has that can make your deepest desire come true, she uses it on herself to get her cutie mark. But the plant does too good of a job as dozens of cutie marks start to appear on Apple Bloom's body.


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  • Secret and lies

    Apple Bloom are getting fake cutie marks. In the school and in Ponyville Apple Bloom show her new skills. But it backfires. Here are some lighthearted fun. 10/10
  • An excellent episode for the Cutie Mark Crusaders!

    In my opinion, I thought that this episode of Friendship is Magic was one of the best episodes ever involving the Cutie Mark Crusaders with many funny things in it, and a good lesson at the end. It starts out with Sweetie Belle, Applebloom, and Scootaloo trying to get their cutie marks in bowling, but when that fails, Applebloom feels it's unfair. She goes to Zecora's hut where she finds a potion to help give her a cutie mark and without thinking, drinks it. The next day at school, Applebloom "earns" her cutie mark and can Loopdy Loop, but as her act for her class goes on, she gets another talent, spinning plates, and the whole town sees it and cheer for the former blank flank filly. At the Sweet Apple Acre Homestead, Applejack and her family are proud of Applebloom, but when Applebloom gets a cutie mark in tap dancing and can't stop, her big sister takes her to the Ponyville Library. At the library, Twilight Sparkle and Spike help find what's causing Applebloom's strangeness and they all find out that it's Cutie Pox, a disease that appears out of nowhere and has no known cure, so they decide to head to Zecora's hut for a cure. Soon Applebloom gets more and more cutie marks like lifting weights, speaking French, and so much more. The town learns of the disease and panics and hides away. Zecora then comes into town and learns of what has happened and does have the cure, the Seeds of Truth, where they must be planted and somepony needs to tell the truth. At first Pinkie Pie tries to confess to eating some corn cakes, but it doesn't work, but then Applebloom confesses to making a potion and that all her cutie marks are fakes, making the seeds grow and a flower appear. Applebloom is given the cure and all her cutie marks disappear and everything is back to normal. Applebloom apologizes for stealing the potion and for lying to Sweetie and Scootaloo for lying about her mark, saying she was really desperate. Applebloom then takes a Friendship Report and learns tha tit takes patience for the thing you desire the most, to come.....for at least two minutes. Our episode ends with the three CMC going off into the Everfree Forest to learn how to make potions. While not one of my all time favorite episodes of this show, I still have to say it was just awesome and funny. Seeing the various skills Applebloom did was funny like speaking French and spinning like a tornado. I also loved how Twilight's hair was made to look like Rarity's and how all the Mane 6 made cameo appearances. I also loved the scene with Granny Smith in it and how she tried to move. This was an excellent episode overall and has a lot of good laughs in it, I recommend it for all to enjoy.

    FINAL SCORE: 10/10moreless
  • Applebloom finally earns her cutie mark... OR does she?

    When Apple Bloom learns about a special plant that Zecora has that can make your deepest desire come true, she uses it on herself to get her cutie mark. But the plant does too good of a job as dozens of cutie marks start to appear on Apple Bloom's body. I thought that this was an excellent episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic". It doesn't really beat last week's episode "Sisterhood Social" but it still gets a perfect score because this episode was non-stop enjoyable and there was nothing wrong about this one. I loved how we got to see most of the main character's cameo appearances except for Fluttershy. I don't think I saw Fluttershy make a cameo appearance in this episode. The main characters that did have the biggest role was probably Applejack and Twilight at least in the second half of the episode. This episode revolves around the Cutie Mark Crusaders... mostly Applebloom but it's one of their best episodes ever. Applebloom getting dozens of cutie marks... only to find out that she has a disease called The Cutie Pox was very funny. Applebloom's many talents were hilarious such as when she was playing chess, training or slinging lions, being tornado (Taz-type of tornado), and more. I also laughed super hard when Pinkie Pie was making a confession to try to make the truth seeds grow especially when Pinkie Pie said "Make it stop". I also really enjoyed Zecora's appearance and the friendship lesson at the end of the episode was wonderful. Overall, one of the Cutie Mark Crusaders best episode ever... too bad Applebloom lost all of her cutie marks but hopefully she, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle earn their cutie marks soon. 10/10moreless
Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain

Granny Smith

Recurring Role

Michelle Creber

Michelle Creber

Apple Bloom

Recurring Role

Madeleine Peters

Madeleine Peters


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Derpy cameo: She is seen as a filly in the crowd that is admiring Apple Bloom's hoop tricks.

    • The Fleur-De-Lis cutie mark that Apple Bloom gets was originally the cutie mark for Lancer, a pony from the G2 series.

    • When Apple Bloom is speaking French, she says "Oh no! Sacrebleu! Autre marque de cutie! Qu'est-ce que c'est?! Je parle français?!"

      This translates as "Oh no! Darn it! Another cutie mark! What is this?! I'm speaking French?!"

    • Applejack's hat is missing when she and Twilight are looking at the planted seeds after Pinkie admits to eating three corn cakes.

    • Some of the "talents" that Apple Bloom performs in this episode include:

      -Hoop tricks

      -Spinning plates

      -Tap dancing

      -Speaking French


      -Chimney sweeping

      -Playing the accordion

      -Lion taming

      -Playing chess


      -Tight rope walking

      -Hang gliding

      -Solving difficult math problems

      -Lifting weights

      -Scrubbing windows

      -Spinning like a tornado

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Apple Bloom: I'm really sorry I snuck those flowers from you, Zecora. Why, I wouldn't blame you if you never wanted me to come by again.
      Zecora: Now Apple Bloom, do not be silly. You are always welcome, my little filly. With each mistake you learn something new. Growing up into a better you.

    • Apple Bloom: (Believing that they'll get their cutie mark in bowling) After today, we won't even be the Cutie Mark Crusaders anymore. We'll be the...the Three Strikes!
      Scootaloo: That makes us sound like we struck out.
      Apple Bloom: How about the Pin Twins?
      Sweetie Belle: But there are three of us.
      Apple Bloom : Okay then. Um, the Bowling Dolls!
      Sweetie Belle: The Bowling Dolls! That's it!
      Scootaloo: Perfect!
      Apple Bloom: Alrighty then. Let's bowl them over.

    • Apple Bloom: All good things come to those who wait. (Pause) Well, I've waited long enough.
      Scootaloo: Actually, that was way too long.

    • Twilight Sparkle: Zecora, Apple Bloom has cutie pox! We were just on our way to see if you had a cure.
      Applejack: But magically you're here. Was your zebra sense a'tinglin'?

    • Daisy: (About Apple Bloom) She's cursed!
      Rose: Hexed!
      Lily: Enchanted!
      Spike: No, she's not. She just has some weird, mysterious disease with no known cure called cutie pox.

    • Apple Bloom: I'm just too impatient to be patient.

    • Zecora: Your frustration is well understood. But one must be patient for all things good.
      Apple Bloom: I've heard that from every pony I know and now from every zebra I know.

    • (after Apple Bloom starts speaking French)
      Applejack: My sister's speakin' in Fancy!

    • Applejack: (After planting the seeds of truth) Alright, they're planted. Now somepony tell the truth. (Silence) Somepony. Anypony!
      Pinkie Pie: Yesterday I told Mrs. Cake that I ate two corn cakes, but I really ate three. (The plant doesn't grow) Okay six! I ate six corn cakes! (The plant still doesn't grow and Pinkie Pie starts crying) Make it stop! Oh, make it stop!

    • Twilight: Cutie Pox. This puzzling pony plague afflicted a population of ponies back in the paleopony period.
      Spike: Say that ten times fast!

    • Granny Smith: (To Apple Bloom) The way you were hooping and hopping and kicking and spinning reminded me of when I was a sprite young filly. (Stretches her body and a snap is heard) Ow, charlie horse. Charlie horse.

  • NOTES (6)

    • There was a scene in the original script for this episode that took place when Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle are trying to cheer up Apple Bloom. In it, the two do a rap that talks about tons of fun things they can do together.

    • Friendship Report: Apple Bloom learned to be patient over something, especially on waiting for her cutie mark to appear. Also, she learned that she should tell the truth rather than lying.

    • Rainbow Dash does appear in this episode, but has no lines.

    • Fluttershy does not appear in this episode.

    • This episode revolves around Apple Bloom.

    • The title of this episode is likely a pun on the illness called "chicken pox", a highly contageous illness often contracted in childhood characterized by raw, itchy pockmarks covering the body amongst other symptoms.


    • Applejack: (to Zecora) Was your zebra sense a'tinglin'?

      This is a reference to Spider-Man's "spider-sense."

    • When Apple Bloom is dancing uncontrollably, a red dancing shoe cutie mark appears. This may be a reference to the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Red Shoes, wherein a woman wears red dance shoes that force her to dance endlessly.

    • Three male ponies that are seen in the bowling alley look similar to the main characters from the film The Big Lebowski: Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, Walter Sobchak and Theodore Donald "Donny" Kerabatsos. A fourth male pony looks like Jesus Quintana, an opponent of "The Dude"'s bowling team.