My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Episode Scripts

N/A - Luna Eclipsed

Come on, Twilight.
We're gonna be late for the Nightmare Night Festival.
Huh? Are you that one creaky grandpa from Ponyville Retirement Village? I'm Star Swirl the Bearded.
Father of the omnimorphic spell? Did you even read that book I gave you about obscure unicorn history? Um That sounds important! Nightmare Night! What a fright! Give us something sweet to bite! Hi, everypony.
Great costumes.
Happy Nightmare Night, Granny Smith.
I should have been asleep five hours ago.
Pipsqueak the Pirate, at your service.
It's my very first Nightmare Night.
Since you moved here from Trottingham? No.
My very first Nightmare Night ever! Enough chitchat! Time is candy! Pinkie Pie, aren't you a little old for this? Too old for free candy? Never! Do you like it? Yeah! Great costume, Twilight.
Oh, you make a fantastic weirdo clown.
A clown?! Look at the borders on these robes.
These are hoof-stitched! It's a great costume.
grandpa.
Star Swirl the Bearded is only the most important conjurer of the pre-classical era.
He created more than two hundred spells.
He even has a shelf in the Canterlot library of magic named after him.
Maybe I should start up a pony group to teach ponies of our history.
I bet everypony would love it.
Don't you, Spike? I love it.
Hey, look.
We're here already.
Should we get something to eat? Twilight! Twilight! Look at our haul! Can you believe it? And then we went to Cheerilee's house and we got a bunch more goodies.
-Didn't we, Pip? -Sure did! And then we had to stop and wait for Granny Smith and Rainbow Dash! That wasn't very nice.
Lighten up, old-timer.
This is the best night of the year for pranks.
Look what you did to Spike.
Aw, it's all in good fun.
Oh! Oh! There's another group over there! Happy Nightmare Night, Applejack.
Howdy, Spike.
Hey, Twilight.
Nice costume.
Thanks! I'm a dragon.
She means me, Spike.
With that beard, I reckon you're some sorta country music singer.
While y'all are here, you feel like bobbin' for an apple? Thank you, everypony.
And welcome to the Nightmare Night Festival.
Now, all the little ponies, who have been out collecting sweets should follow our friend Zecora to hear the legend of Nightmare Moooon! Spooky voice might work better if she wasn't dressed like that.
Follow me and very soon You'll hear the tale of Nightmare Moon.
Listen close, my little dears.
I'll tell you where you got your fears.
Of Nightmare Night, so dark and scary.
Of Nightmare Moon, who makes you wary.
Every year we put on a disguise To save ourselves from her searching eyes.
The Nightmare Moon wants just one thing: To gobble up ponies in one quick swing! Hungrily she soars the sky.
If she sees nopony, she passes by.
So if she comes and all is clear, Equestria is safe another year! Um Miss Zecora.
If we wear costumes to hide from Nightmare Moon so she won't gobble us up how come we still need to give her some of our candy? A perfect question, my little friend! For Nightmare Moon you must not offend.
Fill up her belly with a treat or two So she won't return to come eat YOUUU! Everypony! Just dump some candy and get outta here! IT'S NIGHTMARE MOON! RUUUN!!! Princess Luna! CITIZENS OF PONYVILLE! WE HAVE GRACED YOUR TINY VILLAGE WITH OUR PRESENCE SO THAT YOU MIGHT BEHOLD THE REAL PRINCESS OF THE NIGHT! A CREATURE OF NIGHTMARE IS NO LONGER, BUT INSTEAD A PONY WHO DESIRES YOUR LOVE AND ADMIRATION.
TOGETHER WE SHALL CHANGE THIS DREADFUL CELEBRATION INTO A BRIGHT AND GLORIOUS FEEEAST! Did you hear that, everypony? Nightmare Moon says she's gonna feast on us all! What?! No, children, no! You no longer have reason to fear us.
Screams of delight is what your princess desires.
Not screams of terror.
Madame Mayor.
Thy princess of the night hath arrived.
What is the matter with you? Very well then! Be that way! We won't even bother with the traditional royal farewell.
I'm gonna go talk to her.
You can't talk to her! She's Nightmare Moon! No, she's not.
I saw the Elements of Harmony change her back to good.
But it seems like she's having some trouble adjusting after being gone for a thousand years.
Princess Luna? Hi.
My name is Star Swirl the Bearded.
Commendable costume.
Thou even got the bells right.
Thank you, finally! Somepony who gets my costume.
Uh I just came to welcome you to our celebration.
My actual name is Twilight Sparkle.
IT WAS THOU WHO UNLEASHED THE POWERS OF HARMONY UPON US AND TOOK AWAY OUR DARK POWERS! And that was a good thing, right? But of course! We could not be happier.
Is that not clear?! Well, you kind of sound like you're yelling at me.
But this is the traditional royal Canterlot voice.
It is tradition to speak using the royal "we" and to use THIS MUCH VOLUME WHEN ADDRESSING OUR SUBJECTS! You know, that might explain why your appearance was met with mixed results.
I think if you just changed your approach a bit you might be met with a warmer reception.
CHANGE OUR APPROACH? Or the volume.
Oh.
We have been locked away for a thousand years.
We are not sure we can.
Don't worry, princess.
Fluttershy can give you some great pointers.
She's delicate and demure with the sweetest little voice.
GO AWAY! NO CANDY HERE! VISITORS NOT WELCOME ON NIGHTMARE NIGHT! Fluttershy, it's me, Twilight! It is you.
Ah, and Nightmare Moon.
Nightmare Moon?! Wait right here.
Fluttershy you remember Princess Luna? CHARMED! Likewise TWILIGHT SPARKLE HATH SPOKEN OF THE SWEETNESS OF THY VOICE.
WE ASK, THOU TEACHEST TO US TO SPEAK AS THOU SPEAKEST! Okay SHALL OUR LESSONS BEGIN? Okay SHALL WE MIMIC THY VOICE? Okay HOW IS THIS? Perfect.
Lesson over.
A little quieter, princess.
HOW IS this? Better.
Right, Fluttershy? Yes.
How about now? Now you're getting it.
And how about now? Yes! Well done.
AH, THANK YOU, DEAR FLUTTERSHY! OUR NORMAL SPEAKING VOICE SHALL SURELY WIN US THE HEARTS OF THY FELLOW VILLAGERS.
Fluttershy! You've gotta hide us! Nightmare Moon is here and She stole Fluttershy's voice so she can't scream when she GOBBLES HER UP!!! NAY, CHILDREN, WAIT! I mean nay, children, wait.
Come on, princess.
Time for plan B.
It is of no use, Twilight Sparkle.
They have never liked us and they never shall.
My friend Applejack is one of the most likeable ponies around.
I'm sure she'll have some ideas.
Heee! Whoop.
Careful there, partner.
Uh Applejack.
The princess is looking for a little advice on how to fit in around here.
"Fit in"? Really? I mean that's easy! All you gotta do is have the right attitude.
Loosen up a bit, be positive, play a few games, have some fun.
Fun? What is this "fun" thou speakest of? Pray tell, what purpose do these serve? Try to land the sp-sp-spiders on the web.
You can do it, princess! Ha! Your princess enjoys this fun.
In what other ways may we experience it? Fire away, princess! Ha ha! The fun has been doubled! Why don't you try bobbin' for apples? We got the best apples in Equestria here, princess.
I ask that thou call us me Luna, fair Applejack.
Hear me, villagers! All of you! Call me Luna! Show me to this bobbing apples.
Whoooa! Hey, gals.
Anypony seen Pip? We lost him the last time we had to run NIGHTMARE MOON IS GOBBLING PIPSQUEAK! EVERYPONY RUUUN!!! Heeelp! My backside has been gobbled! 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp! Fair villagers, please do not back away.
Let us join together in fun! Not enough fun for you? What say you to this? Huzzah! How many points do I receive? Do not run away! As your princess we command you! BE STILL!!! Princess, remember! Watch the screaming! NO, TWILIGHT SPARKLE! WE MUST USE THE TRADITIONAL ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE FOR WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO SAY.
SINCE YOU CHOOSE TO FEAR YOUR PRINCESS RATHER THAN LOVE HER AND DISHONOR HER WITH THIS INSULTING CELEBRATION WE DECREE THAT NIGHTMARE NIGHT SHALL BE CANCELED! FOREVER! Shoot.
We had everything goin' our way.
Luna was happy, everypony in town was happy.
Now look at 'em.
But I wanted to be a zombie next year! It's not over yet.
What are you gonna do? I'm going to do what I do best.
Lecture her! Princess.
Leave me be, Twilight Sparkle.
Princess.
I'm sorry it hasn't worked out how we wanted.
But you have to believe me when I tell you that Nightmare Night is one of the most popular celebrations we have.
Yes.
I can tell.
By all the adoring shrieks of the children as they run away.
Princess.
No! No shrieking.
No squealing or screaming either.
Okay? Okay.
There's something I want you to see.
And I promise that it's safe, but you really, really, really can't shriek.
Do you promise not to shriek? Pinkie Pie, you remember Princess Luna, right? Ah.
The ringleader of the frightened children.
Hast thou come to make peace? Nightmare Moon! Rainbow! She's changed, Pinkie! She's not evil or scary anymore! And she definitely doesn't want to gobble you up! Well, duh.
Huh? I know that.
Sheesh, Twilight.
I'm almost as big as her.
How's she gonna gobble me up? So why do you keep running away and screaming? Sometimes it's just really fun to be scared.
Fun? Pinkie Pie, you're a genius! No, I'm not.
I'm a chicken.
Princess Luna! I've finally figured out why you're having so much trouble being liked! Forgive me if I withhold my enthusiasm.
Come with me.
I'll explain everything on the way.
Gosh.
I never thought my very first Nightmare Night would be my very last.
Come, little Pip.
Now don't you fret.
Nightmare Night's not over yet.
We still have candy left to give, So Nightmare Moon might let us live.
Yes.
Come on, little ponies.
What's Nightmare Night without the annual candy offering? You don't want Nightmare Moon to gobble you up dooo youuu? Aw, the rainbow wig just kills it for me.
Come on, kids! Doesn't that sound like fun? Goodbye, Nightmare Night.
Forever.
CITIZENS OF PONYVILLE! YOU WERE WISE TO BRING THIS CANDY TO ME.
I AM PLEASED WITH YOUR OFFERING.
SO PLEASED THAT I MAY JUST EAT IT INSTEAD OF EATING YOU! I am not certain that did what you meant for it to do, Twilight Sparkle.
Just wait.
For what? For for them to scream some more? Um Princess Luna.
I know there's not gonna be any more Nightmare Night but do you suppose maybe you could come back next year and scare us again anyway? Child.
Are thou saying that thou likest me to scare you? It's really fun! Scary, but fun.
It is? Yeah! Nightmare Night is my favorite night of the year.
Well then.
We shall have to bring NIGHTMARE NIGHT BACK! Whoa! You're my favorite princess ever! She said yes, guys! YAY! See? They really do like you, princess.
Can it be true? OH, MOST WONDERFUL OF I mean Oh, most wonderful of nights.
"Dear Princess Celestia.
" "When you first sent me to Ponyville, I didn't know anything about friendship.
" "I met somepony tonight who was having the same problem" "your sister, Princess Luna.
" "She taught me that one of the best things you can do with friendship" "is to give it to others and help them find it themselves.
" "And I'm happy to report that all of Ponyville has learned" "that even if somepony seems a little intimidating, even scary" "when you offer them your friendship, you'll discover a whole new pony underneath.
" "And even if my Star Swirl the Bearded costume didn't go over" "this still turned out to be the best Nightmare Night ever.
"