My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Episode Scripts

N/A - For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils

I have to leave for dress rehearsal soon, Rarity! Is it finished yet? Not quite.
I still feel it needs a certain je ne sais quoi.
Perhaps its needs… appliqués Appliqués? Or… Sequins Sequins! Sweetie Belle, I adore having you help me, truly I do.
But… Guess I got a little carried away.
It's just that I know how important it is for you to finish this wardrobe in time for Sapphire Shores and her backup dancers.
This is without a doubt my most prestigious order ever! After all, Sapphire Shores is the pony of pop.
And her Equestria-wide tour launches in Canterlot next week.
Which means she must have these outfits by day after tomorrow at the latest! But is there time? Barely.
But I work well under pressure.
As long as I stay calm, I'll be fine.
Oh.
Good.
Then… maybe you could check this stitching and finish the buttons on the dresses that I made for me, Applebloom and Scootaloo? I really want them to look perfect, and… I think I need your expertise.
My, you've been so much help to me.
How I could possibly say "No"? When do you need them? Tomorrow night.
For the opening night of our show! But Sweetie Belle, darling, I'm behind as it is! I understand.
I suppose… if I got a few more ponies to help me, then maybe… Oh thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! You're the best sister ever.
The dresses are right over there! My goodness, girls! It's time! And the audience is almost fully seated! Costumes! I can't believe Rarity still isn't here with the costumes.
She's been very busy lately! But how can she still not be here? She's known about this for weeks! She has known about this for weeks, right? I kept meaning to ask her, I really did, but… I worked so hard on this play, I wrote it especially for the three of us! I directed it, I'm in it, I made the costumes… It's just that this is really my time to shine doing something completely myself, and I really wanted to keep it that way! But we wanted everything to be perfect! All our friends came out to see it tonight! Places! Oh, I'm here, I'm here! You made it! I beg your pardon for cutting it so close, but I made some improvements to your original design, and I had a terrible time with these froofy sleeves.
It is for the first play you ever wrote, after all, so I made quite certain it came out just so.
Places! Hello? Forsooth and anon, I cometh forthwith and posthaste with glad tidings, miladies.
Wow! A standing ovation! I still have goosebumps! This must be like a dream come true for you, huh, Sweetie Belle? Ooh, can you imagine if this show was how you got your cutie mark? Which do you think you'd get it for? Writing, directing, or acting? Let's not get carried away.
We've got a whole lobby full of friends waiting to shower us with adoration and praise.
Try to be gracious.
Modest.
Classy.
Here we are! The stars of the show! You may tell us how much you loved it now.
Line forms here! Wow, you guys, I think your sisters would've loved it! Would have? They're sorry, but they had to go help Rarity get Saphire Shores's wardrobe ready.
to take to Canterlot in the morning.
Even Rainbow Dash? Yeah… Rarity fell way behind.
Aw, cheer up, the show was great! I'll get you some punch.
At least everypony else who was able to stay loved it.
What did you all like best? The writing, the directing, or the acting? Oh my, I- I loved the dresses.
I liked some of those lines you said.
Oh really? Which ones? Ah, I don't really remember, but you were wearing a pink taffeta dress with lots of chiffone when you said them! Whoo-ee, that outfit was a dazzler! I liked that one almost as much as the one with the lace trim and all the embroidered cuffs! That was a nice one too! Isn't there anypony here who remembers anything about the play besides the dresses?! All of this is one headpiece? Indeed.
This marvelous extravagance is the créme de la créme of the entire wardrobe! But alas, without this key hidden stitch, it's just a… I'm trying to think of a nicer way to say 'big bummer'.
Now perhaps we can all at last take a moment to relax! Whatever's the matter, Sweetie Belle? Didn't the play go all right? Not even close.
Oh dear.
Was something amiss with the dresses I made you? No, they were perfect, and that was the whole problem! Oh, um, I think maybe we'll go take that moment to relax now.
Heh, sure do feel like relaxing! Right behind ya! How could you?! "Oh, what amazing dresses! Oh, how I love the dresses! Ooh, dresses, dresses, dresses, dresses!" Oh, so they did like them.
You had me worried, you silly filly.
There! I knew it! You did this on purpose! Stealing the spotlight like you always do! It's my fifth birthday party all over again! The… the what now? Don't act like you don't remember.
Or are you trying to prove you're a better actress than me too?! Sweetie Belle, if I did anything to upset you, then-- Admit you made those dresses too good on purpose! I thought they were supposed to be good.
Yes, good.
Not jaw-dropping amazing! I only tried to do what I thought you wanted.
Ha! I don't believe it.
After everything I put up with all week long! "Sweetie Belle, get me some red ribbon! No, that's not red, that's cherry! No, that's not red, that's cinnamon!" For Pete's sake, it's all red! I should probably go talk to her, hm? At least Sapphire Shores won't be all like "Ooh, who fetched you that red ribbon? Because I don't care about anything else you made, all I care about is that amazing red ribbon!" Perhaps waiting would be best.
Now I can't even sleep! Happy now, big sis? I wish there was a way I could take back all the work I did! Even better.
Now what? And the winner of the best writer director actor in an awesome play put on by a pony and her awesome best friends goes to… Sweetie Belle! Don't go! Stop! Why do you have to ruin everything?! Enough! Princess Luna! It's really you! Or am I dreaming? What do you think? Let me see… You just rescued me from an maniacal laughing Rarity cloud.
Yeah, I'm probably dreaming.
I understand what you are going through, Sweetie Belle.
I too have a sister who often shines more brightly than me.
And with this… I have struggled.
Wait! Come back! Luna! Can you hear me? Thank you for what you did! Help! Luna! Luna-a-a-a! I remember this.
This is my fifth birthday party.
I decided to make a grand entrance.
I made myself all beautiful.
Just like my big sister.
Finally… I was perfect.
And then went to the stairs to enter like the belle of the ball.
When I finally came out of my room, I found the party going out without me.
And I kept posing at the top of the stairs waiting to be noticed, but… All I heard was… This party favors are the coolest! Awesome! Where did you get these? Made them myself.
And of course you'll all want cake.
Won't you? You are the greatest, Rarity! Who needs a birthday girl when you've got a birthday girl's amazing big sister! That's when I learned never try to shine with my big sister around.
But perhaps you didn't have the whole story.
I thought that you said you understood.
Luna? Where is Sweetie Belle? I'm sure she will be along in any moment.
I'm tired of waiting.
I say we get out of here before we all keel over from boredom.
Who is with me? Poor Sweetie Belle.
Nopony is gonna come to another one of her parties after this fiasco.
Don't go! You'll miss one of the… party favors.
I was going to save it to the end, but… These party favors are the coolest! Awesome! Where did you get these? Made them myself.
And of course you'll all want cake.
Won't you? Who needs a birthday girl when you've got a birthday girl's amazing big sister! All of these things were Sweetie Belle's idea I just assisted with the execution.
I guess Rarity wasn't trying to steal the spotlight.
She was trying to save my party.
Luna? Luna! Should I hem the cloaks now or wait until I'm there? I could hand them now, but… I might have to redo them.
When was this? What if I wait until I'm in Canterlot to hand them? Wait.
This must have happen earlier tonight.
Sapphire Shores is such a big star and such a stickler for details.
What if everything is not perfect enough? Funny.
I thought i was the only one who got worried about stuff like that.
Buck up, Rarity! Stop this foolishness.
You've done your best and left nothing to chance.
All that's needed now is… good night's rest.
I hope everything goes allright for her tomorrow.
How curious you should say that.
Go.
Go see what the future holds if you fail to rein in your worst instincts.
As I once did.
And here it is.
The crème de la crème.
No! The pièce de résistance.
Don't! The headdress! Looks like I made a mistake here.
B… But, but this is impossible.
I… I checked and re-checked everything.
This couldn't have happened! You sure about that, honey? Please.
You must believe me! Listen to my sister! I don't want to see anymore! Always check and re-check.
Who wants to hear a funny story about my ex-costume designer? Check! Re-check! Re-check and re-check! Make it stop! Princess Luna can you hear me?! Make me a dress, Rarity.
Please! Go away! You know I don't do that anymore! Wake me up, Princess Luna, wake me up, wake me up! Rarity? Oh no! The box is… gone… I'm too late! She left for Canterlot! The key is for you two to distract Rarity long enough for me to put the stitch back in without her noticing.
If we're not too late already.
Oh my gosh! I can't believe we're going to see Sapphire Shores! I'm such a huge fan! I know all her songs! "Get Your Pony On"! That's one of my favorites! This isn't a trip to see Sapphire Shores! It's a trip to save my sister from a horrible future! "Serves Her Right"! How can you say that?! Rarity doesn't deserve it at all! No! "Serves Her Right" as another one of Sapphire Shores's songs! You seriously didn't know that? Don't you listen to her music? I prefer show tunes.
Five, six, seven and ba-bam! Oh, bravo! Fabulous! Magnifique! One more time.
From the top.
Let's not embarras me in front of my favorite designer this time.
And one, two, three, four.
But you have to let us in! I'm Sapphire Shores' designer's sister! You have to believe us! Kid.
The only thing I have to do is make sure Sapphire Shores doesn't get interrupted all day by fans like you.
But I'm not a fan! I am.
Me too! Not helping! Now that's how I like it.
You rocked it, girls.
Get some water and be back in ten.
Rarity, come on up here and show me what you brought me.
Sapphire wants to see it and love it.
Almost… We've got to get in there, now! Okay then.
Liking what I see so far.
So, is this the whole shebang? Actually, I saved the best for last.
And here it is… You've got to see this with the cinnamon ribbon.
You'll love it! Sweetie Belle! You know her? Just a moment.
Oh, good.
This is just a dream.
Actually no.
This is very much real.
Oh Luna.
I wish none of this ever happened.
What am I gonna do? Let's begin with this.
And I think I know how you can even improve it.
I would like to know what in a wide wide realm of Equestria this stunt of yours is all about.
And I want to know now! Do you have any idea how important this job is to me? Actually I do.
I was upset at you for stealing spotlight from me at the play, so I pulled out the center stitch to the head piece so it would fall apart.
What? But then I realized I didn't want your future to be ruined forever and ever, so I came back to change it before it was too late.
So… here it is.
It's all fixed.
Please forgive me.
Wait… What is this? Trust me.
Sapphire Shores is gonna love it.
Rarity, this isn't going to work out.
You don't get to my level of success without learning to read the signs.
And this situation has bad luck written all over it.
I promise you'll absolutely adore the headdress as soon as you see it.
My! It is attractive, but… Look at the stitching.
Real close.
Well, I'll bet.
It's a dolphin! That's my lucky animal! They swum with me in my dreams.
Wherever did you come up with the idea for a dolphin? Oh, it just came to me.
In a dream.
I'm sorry I got jealous about those dresses.
I know now that you were only trying to help.
Oh, Sweetie, I forgive you.
But I never did get to see your play.
Any chance I can catch an encore performance? I don't think the play was all that good.
To be honest, the costumes were the best part.
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