Big fans of the fictional character of Daring Do are shocked to discover she’s real, and needs their help in an episode that aired three years ago today.
“Daring Don’t” is the 4th episode of the 4th season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Dave Polsky and directed by Jayson Thiessen, it first aired on December 7th, 2013.
In the episode, Rainbow Dash can’t believe that the new Daring Do book she’s been waiting for has been delayed. She talks a reluctant Twilight Sparkle, also a big fan, into going to the author’s home to help. But, when they arrive, they discover that the author *IS* Daring Do and is in the middle of a plot involving her archnemesis, who is also real. Now, Rainbow Dash must try to help the character–the pony–she has idolized to stop a real threat to Equestria!
Daring Do first appeared as the character of a book back in the 2nd season episode, “Read it and Weep” and would later reappear in the recent 6th season episode, “Stranger Than Fan Fiction.”