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The Great and Powerful Trixie may be a traveling magician, but she lives and breathes on the stage. She loves the lights, the acoustics, the opulence, and the knowledge that the ponies present came to see her rather than the other way around. But what if two of the ponies who came to see her didn't like her show? What if they just showed up to heckle her? During her two-night performance in Hoofington, Trixie finds herself being the butt of every joke from two of the oldest trolls in the business.

Waldorf and Statler are copyright The Walt Disney Company, ponified as they are.

First Published
25th Oct 2012
Last Modified
15th Dec 2012
#1 · 204w, 2d ago · · ·

Special thanks to my clever and frequently bizarre (it's really no secret) pre-reader Inky Swirl.

#2 · 204w, 2d ago · · ·

Heheheh. Definitely reading this.

#3 · 204w, 2d ago · · ·

Muppets crossover? I love you.

#4 · 204w, 2d ago · · ·

An excellent story, my good man.

#5 · 204w, 2d ago · · ·

Oh my god, that was perfect. I love those two!

#6 · 204w, 2d ago · 10 · ·

Hey, Statler, what was your favorite part of the story?

Oh that last bit?

Which bit was that?


#7 · 204w, 2d ago · 9 · ·

Is it just me, or is this story missing its Crossover tag?

It's not just you-- the tag got out while it still could!


#8 · 204w, 2d ago · 1 · ·


"Frequently?" FREQUENTLY?! No, you MUTHA-BUCKER!

Always. :rainbowdetermined2:

Glad to see it's up. May it rise to the top of its hill and stand with arms spread wide open for all the land to giggle and enjoy!

#9 · 204w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1502519 Always. Understood. I'll never make that mistake again.

That last sentence of yours gives me the unpleasant image of people laughing at ... I don't wanna think about it.

#11 · 204w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1502033 I may or may not love you back. Yeah, I'm gonna stay neutral. :twilightsheepish:

>>1502093 >>1502104 Thank-you much.

>>1502309 Why, I oughta...

>>1502390 Well, since they're ponified, this technically isn't a crossover with the Muppets any more than Nightmare Spike is a crossover with Kick-Ass.

It's so awesome that my silly little fic has people encouraged to type up little Waldorf & Statler lines. :pinkiehappy:

#12 · 204w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

"You know there was something I liked about this story."

"What was that?"

"It ended"

DOH hohohoho

Kidding aside I loved the story. You nailed their brand of humor perfectly. Way to go.

#13 · 204w, 2d ago · 10 · ·

Trixie + Statler & Waldorf? It's a match made in... Equestria,

Don't you mean a match made in heaven?

If that's a match made in heaven we'd better start misbehaving.


#14 · 204w, 2d ago · 7 · ·

"what the commotion about?"

"That filly ran away"

"You know what that makes her"

"Smarter than us"




#16 · 204w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Trained by the best. Or at least pestered by them. Very well done.

#17 · 204w, 2d ago · 1 · 2 ·

>>1502390  That was a very clever witicism.  I shall now proceed to laugh.  Ha... ha... ha... ha... ha... (5/5 Ha's)


#18 · 204w, 2d ago · · ·

5 out of 5 Laughing Dashies :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh: I was well entertained by this

#19 · 204w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

Brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant brilliance brilliant! Yes, it really deserved that much brilliant brilliance. :pinkiehappy:

#20 · 204w, 1d ago · · ·

Oh those two were my childhood asa kid

#21 · 204w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

This is by far one of the most clever and witty stories I have read, both published and non. As others have said, you nailed it. While I thoroughly enjoyed the story, I did come across three minor errors you may or may not wish to correct.

On the off-chance you do:

"Oh, they don't need thanked," - I believe this should be: "Oh, they don't need to be thanked," unless I misunderstand the context.

"Sure would be fun it I could, though …" - I believe "it" should be changed to "if."

"Trixie had been forced to put up with insults before, but never to the extend that she change her act from a magic show to a standup comedy routine." - I believe "extend" was supposed to be "extent."

Please understand that I greatly enjoyed your story regardless! Well done. :pinkiesmile:

#22 · 203w, 6d ago · · ·

Waldorf and Statler are best muppets.

#23 · 203w, 6d ago · 8 · ·

>>1502753 >>1504137 >>1504585

"Hey, these people are trying to imitate us."

"I think that just means they're Muppet fans."

"No wonder their jokes are terrible!"


But no, you guys rock. Thanks for the W&S comments!

>>1504875 >>1506734 I always knew I was brilliant. Good to have some reassurance!

>>1507470 Man, usually I'm too much of a perfectionist to let that stuff get by me. Oh well, flaws are flaws.

#24 · 203w, 2d ago · 1 · 9 ·

*Trixie*  Why did the chicken cross the road?

*Saddler*  It was committing suicide!

*Stalldorf*  So it wouldn't have to watch this show!

DOHHHHH-HO-HO-HO-HO  :trollestia:

#25 · 199w, 3d ago · 7 · ·

You know what's funny?

My old high school biology teacher would ask the names of those two muppets as an extra credit question on at least one test per year.

Very few students got it.

#26 · 199w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

>>1698257 I'm not surprised very few got it.

You know what's also funny? The reason I just revised this whole thing was to resubmit it to Equestria Daily. Wish me luck.

#27 · 199w, 3d ago · 7 · ·


Good luck with that. EQD is a tough cookie.

Though not as tough as the cookies they send you if they accept.


#29 · 199w, 3d ago · · ·

That was awesome. And it's nice to see that when you see her in private, Trixie's not all bad.

(But her act is! DOOOH HO HO HO)

#30 · 199w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

Let's see if posting the story on my blog drives some readers here.

You sure? It's more likely to drive them away.


Too late for us, we should have bought a faster car!


#31 · 199w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>1702520 YOU. You are my favorite person on the internet right now. You're also the second person to recommend my story in your blog. Thanks, bro.

"You know what I'm thankful for?"


"I've got hooves. I won't be able to click on it!"


#33 · 197w, 1h ago · 1 · ·

Crossover with some of my favorite Muppet characters? All my yes! Must read!

EDIT: Loved it. It was very funny and made me think back to the films; they really do act how they are in their films and such. Great job.

#34 · 196w, 6d ago · · ·

"even the sounds of their fists"

Don't you mean hooves?

#35 · 196w, 6d ago · · ·


Now that's funny, true, but funny.  :rainbowlaugh:

#36 · 196w, 6d ago · · ·


Ha, dude you did it. On EQD now.

#37 · 196w, 6d ago · · ·

Congrats on the EqD feature.  I'm going to have to get a 60 year old relative to read it; they're a Muppets fanatic.

#38 · 196w, 6d ago · 3 · ·

"This is one of my favorite fics on the site!"

"Oh yeah? Why's that?"

"It only had one chapter!"


Seriously though, good work!

#39 · 196w, 6d ago · · ·

This actually explains a lot about Trixie's behavior.

As a muppets fan, I approve this.

#40 · 196w, 6d ago · · ·

This was great, man. Congrats on getting to EQD.

#41 · 196w, 6d ago · 2 · 1 ·

God this is the amazingness the Brony community comes up with.

Now if only they could take on Pinkie Pie....

#42 · 196w, 6d ago · · ·

absolutely fantastic

#43 · 196w, 6d ago · 3 · ·

So does anyone else now want to see a fic with the Mane Six guest starring in an episode ofhte Muppet Show or am I alone in this?

#44 · 196w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

I was laughing plenty throughout, and then I liked the lead-in to Boast Busters at the end. Good job.

#45 · 196w, 6d ago · 3 · ·

"I'm surprised that Trixie wasn't as fat as I thought she'd be"

"Why'd you think she was fat"

"She's obviously a glutton for punishment"


"Ya know, this show could of used a disappearing act."

"Why'd you want to make her disappear?"

"I was talking about us"


Seriously, this is the first fanfic I've actually ever wanted to read because it had Statler and Waldorf.  Thank you.  It was great.

#46 · 196w, 6d ago · 3 · ·

"I think this story needed to have some ducks in it."

"Why do you say that?"

"Because it's not all it's quacked up to be!"


Just kidding, this was hilarious.

#47 · 196w, 6d ago · · ·

Oh man, this was a great read. Bravo, combining two amazing things into an even more amazinger thing.

I would give a good joke of my own, but so many in the comments have already, I don't think I could come up with something witty enough.

#48 · 196w, 6d ago · 4 · ·

"You know, that story wasn't half bad."

"It wasn't?"

"No. It was all bad."



Soon as I saw those two on EQD, I had to read this. Great job.

May the Grace of the Valar Protect You

Shire Folk

#49 · 196w, 6d ago · 5 · 3 ·

Perhaps it's just me, but I didn't find this story particularly humorous, especially the antics of the two old guys. I think part of the problem lies in that Trixie is not as much of a jerk as she should be to make it satisfying when they take her down a notch. From what was described it seems that she has a pretty good show in this story, not just parlor tricks as simple and vindictive as what she did to Twilight and Co. in Boast Busters, and it's actually sort of painful--speaking as someone who has preformed quite a bit on stage--to see her get constantly heckled in her work. The issue with Trixie herself is that she has redeeming qualities which detract from the arrogant persona that I want to see rubbed in the dirt. She demonstrates self-control, respect for elders, self awareness of her own ego and a willingness to bury the hatchet with the two old guys near the end of the story. Even her boastful attitude seems somewhat reserved in this story with most of it being internalized in Trixie's head rather than her openly broadcasting it to everyone in sight (on stage doesn't exactly count because everything's supposed to be exaggerated and larger than life in such situations). The entire result is that I ended up sympathizing with Trixie through most of the story, and by the end I really did feel sorry for her. As for the ending itself, by implying that Trixie's vain and cruel attitude in Ponyville was the result of her being trolled in Hoofington takes even more from the idea of her as an arrogant villain, rather making her a misunderstood anti-hero of sorts in my opinion. This I assume, was not the desired effect of that last part, but perhaps I am simply over-thinking this whole thing. I admit I haven't seen much of The Muppetts at all (I can't even be sure if that's were I saw these two old guys) so maybe the humor is just going over my head because I'm missing some context not supplied in this story. And don't think I don't like the story at all. I find the puns and jokes of the two old guys along with the tie in to Boast Busters to be very inventive. My main problem here is just that I can't connect with the humor because Trixie is not presented as a more antagonistic character. Still a pleasant read for the evening, and a rather interesting concept.

#50 · 196w, 6d ago · 2 · ·

Twilight and Celestia take lessons from Statler and Waldorf.

Trixie never stood a chance.

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