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On November 8, 2015, episode writer Amy Keating Rogers posted a scene from the first draft of the script on Twitter that was cut from the final episode.This scene involves Rainbow Dash rejecting advances from a pony named "Gallop-a-Gus" at the same time Pinkie is talking to Twilight about Cranky Doodle Donkey. Pinkie Pie turns on exercise music, dons a workout outfit, and proceeds to exercise while making silly faces.
When a newcomer, Cranky Doodle Donkey, moves to Ponyville, Pinkie Pie attempts to befriend him, but her attempts end in failure.
The title is a word play on the saying, "A friend in need is a friend indeed." This episode had the most songs within an episode, until its successor Magical Mystery Cure surpassed it with seven songs.
In October 2011 showrunner and supervising director Jayson Thiessen shared two cryptic photographs of the stop-motion setup with his Twitter followers, which later became the scene through Pinkie's imagination animated in felt.
Pinkie explains that everyone is her friend, and above all, she loves to make her friends smile, leading into the Smile Song.
Pinkie amasses a large crowd parading through Ponyville, ending face to face with a grumpy-looking donkey hauling a large wagon.
Upon seeing the donkey, she introduces herself and asks his name.
Taking a breath after her failed attempt, she accidentally plops her flank down on a set of jacks.Leaping into the air in pain, she gets caught in the ceiling fan and thrown into a pile of stuffed toys, causing the babies to giggle at her misfortune.Finally achieving her goal, she pumps her hooves in the air and declares, "Nailed it!" Later, Pinkie trots through Ponyville: she compliments Rose on her Calla lilies (though they are actually true lilies) and Mr.Waddle on his bow tie; she wishes a happy birthday to Cheerilee, a happy day-after-birthday to Zecora, and a happy birthday 132 days in advance to a donkey named Matilda, who is amazed that Pinkie can remember everything about everyone living in Ponyville.A Friend in Deed is the eighteenth episode of the second season of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and the forty-fourth episode overall.