Apparently Sweetie Belle's (lack of) cooking skill defies belief. She can go beyond the impossible and burn juice.
You know, a lot of fans imagined that Rarity's parents were embarrassingly middle class. I guess it's canon now. In the wider shots, you can see that her mom is wearing white stretch pants.
Her dad might be based on Mike Ditka. His cutie mark is three footballs (hoofballs?) and with the mustache and Chicago accent there is some resemblance.
That cab is awesome. It's a cute piece of world building.
Rarity doesn't know what to do with her little sister. Boredom ensues.
Boredom leads to unwanted help.
Unwanted help leads to suffering. And barely-controlled pony rage.
Off goes Sweetie Belle to get a new big sister. That's not awkward for Applejack at all.
No ma'am, not awkward at all.
If only there were some sort of event that could bring these two siblings back together. Too bad Rarity has this thing about getting dirty.
So did you spot it? I sure didn't. If you were watching the time, you'd realize there needed to be a plot twist coming soon. The only other clue to the mud-covered pony's identity is her eye color. She doesn't have Rarity's normal, distinctive, eye shape until the mud is wiped off.
But enough plot, what about the background ponies? I think the episode did more to mangle fanon than Luna Eclipsed. So Berry Punch has a little sister, and it's not Ruby Pinch. She's called Paradise or Piña Colada. She's the filly that was dressed as a ladybug for nightmare night. And Dinky Doo's big sister is Sparkler. (Dinky is missing the eyelashes I pointed out last time. I guess it was an animation glitch after all.)
Oh, and Carrot Top's little sister is Noi. Or at least a Noi. There are a dozen clones of her with various cutie marks.
Here's the starting line. I didn't want to re-size it for my blog. Click through for the glorious, wall-paper-grade image. (Actually, Photobucket shrank it a little.) That's Pluto, the pegasus that was accidentally given a horn in one scene of Lesson Zero. She's wearing a hat here, and was wearing a space helmet in Luna Eclipsed. Hmm. Her big sister is Cloud Kicker, the pony most often mistaken for Derpy.
I didn't find a good picture of Granny Smith kicking things off. I really liked her scene with Big Mac.
I suppose I should say something about the sheep. Nah. Shut up, sheep.