My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 2 Episode 8

The Mysterious Mare Do Well

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Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Nov 26, 2011 on The Hub
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Rainbow Dash starts getting a lot of attention for the heroic deeds she performs around Ponyville and all of that attention goes straight to her head. However, the pegasus' monopoly on spectacle is threatened when another heroic pony comes to town, the mysterious masked Mare Do Well, who seems to be everywhere at once and can do almost anything.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Rainbow Dash: Mare Do Well, huh? Well that mare would do well to stay outta my way! Ponyville's only got room for one hero, and that hero is me!

    • Twilight Sparkle: (to Rainbow Dash) Celebrating your accomplishments is natural, but-
      Applejack: -rubbing them in everypony's face is not.
      Pinkie Pie: Yeah, the only thing that should be rubbed in anypony's face is chocolate cake! (licks hooves and face)
      Applejack: (confused) I think we're getting off topic here.

    • Scootaloo: There just aren't enough words in the dictionary to describe Rainbow Dash's awesomeness!
      Twilight Sparkle: I can think of a few new words.
      Applejack: And I bet 'modest' is not one of them.

    • Spike: (Writes while talking) Rainbow Dash is jealous.
      Rainbow Dash: Don't write that Spike!
      Spike: Correction; Rainbow Dash is very jealous.

    • Filly: Someday, I want to be just like you!
      Rainbow Dash: Aim high, kid, but don't aim for the impossible.

    • Twilight : Are you taking notes?
      Spike: Yup. I've been hoof-picked by Rainbow Dash herself to write her autobiography.
      Twilight: Um, autobioraphies are supposed to be written by the pony they are about.
      Rainbow Dash: Maybe for your normal, run-of-the-mill ponies. But I'm far too busy saving lives to stop and write. That's why I hired Spike as my ghost writer.
      Pinkie Pie: (Screams) Spike's a ghost!

    • Rainbow Dash: Never fear! Your friendly neighbourhood Rainbow Dash is here!

    • Twilight Sparkle: Call me silly, but I think this whole hero thing might be going to Rainbow Dash's head.
      Pinkie Pie: You may be right, Silly.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The design of Mare Do Well's costume is very similar to the one worn by the cartoon character, Darkwing Duck. Oddly enough, Sabrina Alberghetti, the storyboard artist for this show, had also worked on a few Darkwing Duck comics.

    • Rainbow Dash: Have no fear. Your friendly neighbourhood Rainbow Dash is here.


      This line is a parody to Spider-man's famous line, "Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-man." It is also a parody to Underdog's catchphrase, "Never fear. Underdog is here."

    • There are many references to Batman: The Animated Series in this episode. The music being played when Mare Do Well is around sounds very similar to the show's theme music. Also, the signs that the ponies have during the thank you ceremony look exactly like the logo that was shown during the show's end credits. The reveal of Mare Do Well's secret identity is similar to the B:TAS film "Mystery of the Batwoman", in which a female crime fighter is actually three women, each with different skill sets, sharing a costume.

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