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'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic': 'Top Gun'-themed episode

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MY LITTLE PONY
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… the need for speed!

That’s right: In this week’s episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, adventure-seeking maverick Rainbow Dash gets an invitation to attend the exclusive Wonderbolt Academy, where she’ll learn how to fly like a champion. There are just two problems: Spitfire, her harsh Academy instructor, and Lightning Dust, a pegasus pony who’s just as ambitious as Rainbow.

Sound familiar? It should — eagle-eyed viewers will notice several references to Top Gun throughout the half-hour, though there’s no climactic battle against the Soviets at the end of the episode. Let this exclusive clip take your breath away:

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