So I was VERY surprised that Applejack was not behind eating any of the cakes. However, I thought it was nice that there was three ponies behind it instead of one. (Even nicer that it was the heroes, because you wouldn't think that).
My biggest problem with this episode was that it was a mostly unsolvable one. (Only Rarity was the only one you could figure out).
I like the random scenes like the silent movies, the James Bond, and the ninja scene. Even though those scenes took away from the mystery part of the show, and they felt a bit long.
The moral was a nice one.
Of course, Celestia at the end was nice, and so was Pinkie Pie eating the cake.
I do wish they did more jokes that made fun of mystery shows. Like the "And Twilight will play the lowly assistance who asks silly questions with obvious answers." That is funny!
I do find it nice that besides the hats, there weren't any Holmes jokes.
The beginning part wasn't that funny, but it was nice.
It was a little bothering to see Pinkie Pie STILL jumping to conclusions when it didn't make any sense to. I know it's Pinkie Pie, but she isn't stupid.
Overall, it had nice moments, but I wanted the Mystery part of the episode to kept in or at least poking fun of them....yet it never comes or it sort of does it.
Of course, this episode helps to show why I think Applejack is best pony!
I'm forced to give this episode a 7/10. It wasn't bad, but it could have been better.