My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic s01e12 Episode Script

Call of the Cutie

(school bell rings, students chattering) (students chattering) Cheerilee: Let's quiet down, please.
We have a very important lesson to get to.
(chattering ceases) Thank you.
Today, we are going to be talking about cutie marks.
Tiara: (unenthusiastic) Booo-ring.
Cheerilee: You can all see my cutie mark, can't you? Like all ponies, I wasn't born with a cutie mark.
My flank was blank.
Twist: (nasal voice) Awww! She's so precious! Cheerilee: Then one day, when I was about your age, I woke up to find that a cutie mark had appeared! Student: (valley girl accent) Look at her hair! (students laugh) Cheerilee: Yes, I know, but honestly, that's how everypony was wearing their mane back then.
I had decided to become a teacher, and the flowers symbolized my hope that I could help my future students bloom if I nurtured them with knowledge.
The smiles represented the cheer I hoped to bring to my little ponies while they were learning.
Now, can anyone tell me when a pony gets his or her cutie mark? Twist: Oh! Oh! When she discovers that certain something that makes her special! Cheerilee: That's right, Twist.
A cutie mark appears on a pony's flank when he or she finds that certain something that makes them different from every other pony.
Discovering what makes you unique isn't something that happens overnight, (Tiara "pssts" at Applebloom) and no amount of hoping, wishing, or begging will make a cutie mark appear before its time.
Tiara: (very ostentatiously) PSSSSSST! Applebloom: What?! Cheerilee: Applebloom! Are you passing a note? Applebloom: (stammering) U-uh, Ium Cheerilee: WHAT could be so important that it couldn't wait until after class? (gasps) It's blank! Tiara: (laughs mockingly) Remind you of anypony? (students laugh) (theme song begins) My Little Pony, My Little Pony, ah, ah, ah, ah, (My Little Pony) Twilight: I used to wonder what friendship could be (My Little Pony) Until you all shared its magic with me Rainbow Dash: Big adventure Pinkie Pie: Tons of fun Rarity: A beautiful heart Applejack: Faithful and strong Fluttershy: Sharing kindness Twilight: It's an easy feat All: And magic makes it all complete, yeah (My Little Pony) Do you know, you're all my very best friends (school bell rings, students chatter as they file out) Twist: Want some sweets? I've got some peppermint sticks.
I made them myself.
(Applebloom mutters in declination) They'll make you smiiiile Applebloom: (dejected) No Tiara: I don't know why we had to sit through a lecture about getting a cutie mark.
I mean, waiting for your cutie mark is SO last week.
You've got yours, I just got mine.
We ALL have them already.
(Twist gasps) I mean, ALMOST all of us have them already.
Don't worry, you two.
You're still totally invited to my cute-ceañera [quinceañera] this weekend.
Silver Spoon: It's going to be amazing.
Tiara: It's a party celebrating ME and my FANTASTIC cutie mark.
How could it NOT be? Tiara and Silver Spoon: (chanting) Bump, bump, sugar-lump, rump! (both giggle) Applebloom: (dully) Gimme a break.
Silver Spoon: See you this weekend! Tiara and Silver Spoon: (laugh, teasing) BLANK FLANKS! (both giggle) Applebloom: (whining) It's not fair! It's just not fair! Applejack: Don't get yer mane in a tangle.
You'll get yer cutie mark.
Everypony gets one eventually.
Applebloom: (pouting) But I don't want one EVENTUALLY! I want one right NOW! I can't go to Diamond Tiara's cute-ceañera without one! I just can't! Applejack: 'Course you can.
Y'know, I was the last pony in my class to get a cutie mark.
And I couldn't be prouder of it.
(polishing squeak) I know my future was to run Sweet Apple Acres, and these bright shiny apples sealed the deal.
Heh, same with Big Macintosh.
Applebloom: I really don't see how that's supposed to make me feel better.
It probably means bein' the last one in your class t'get a cutie mark runs in the family.
"Runs in the family" (perks up) Runs in the family! (excited) Runs in the family! You've got apples for your cutie mark, Granny Smith has an apple pie, Big Macintosh has an apple half, my unique talent must have som'n to do with apples! Apples! Apples! Apples! (crash) (chuckles weakly) Apples.
(ponies chattering) Applejack: Get your delicious, nutritious apples here! Applebloom: (sales pitch voice) Delicious and nutritious, and SO many uses! (chomp) You can eat 'em, (gulps) play with 'em, (Applebloom grunts, racket thwacks apple) Female pony: Hey! Watch it! Applebloom: create fine art for your home with 'em, (splat) you'd have to be CRAZY not to get a bushel of yer very own! Applejack: (chuckles nervously) She's so creativeheh Applebloom: You, sir! Care t'buy some apples? Male pony: Uh, no, thanks.
Applebloom: Why not? Male pony: I have plenty at home Applebloom: Are you sure? Male pony: Y-yes, I'm pretty sure- Applebloom: You're "pretty" sure, but you're not absolutely positively completely super-duper sure, are you? Male pony: (pleading) Uh, if I buy some apples, will you PLEASE leave me alone?! Applebloom: All RIGHT! Applejack: You forgot yer change! (Applebloom whoops) Applebloom: That's how you sell some apples 'n' get a cutie mark! So, what does my cutie mark look like? A shoppin' bag full of apples? A satisfied customer eating an apple? HmmMaybe I gotta increase my sales figures first.
(threateningly) YOU TOUCH IT, YOU BUY IT! (sweetly) We take cash or credit.
Applejack: I'm sorry, ma'am.
Ma'am! (sighs) Now Applebloom, you can't just- (apples pour into bag) Applebloom: That'll be four bits.
Pony: I didn't put those in my bag.
Applebloom: Likely story.
Four bits, lady- Mmph! Applejack: APPLEBLOOM! I'm really, really sorry 'bout that! She's new.
Here, take these.
No charge.
and theseand these.
(pony grunts) (bags dragging on ground) Y'all come back now, y'hear? Applebloom: (oblivious) What? Applejack: Sorry, li'l sis, but yer apple sellin' days are over.
(apron snaps) Applebloom: What?! But how else am I gonna get my cutie mark? Applejack: (sternly) Home.
(Applebloom spits, pouts) Applejack: (sighs) Listen, sugarcube.
I know it's hard to wait for your very own cutie mark.
But you just can't force it.
Besides, you're not that grown-up just yet.
Ain't there other fillies in yer class without one? Applebloom: WellTwist doesn't have hers yet.
Applejack: D'you think you'd feel better if you went to the party with her? Applebloom: Mm-hmm.
Applejack: Well, there ya go! Bet you and Twist will have a great time together.
Now, run along and find yer friend.
Applebloom: You're sure you don't want me t'stick around 'til the end o'market? Pony with muttonchops: HEY! Who's been using my racket?! Applejack: Yeah.
I'm sure.
(knocking) Twist: (opens door) Oh.
What's up, Applebloom? Applebloom: So, I was thinkin' Maybe we should go to Diamond Tiara's cute-ceañera together.
I don't have a cutie mark; you don't have a cutie mark Twist: (nervously) Well, um (opens door) (Applebloom gasps) Twist: Isn't my cutie mark swell?! I've always loved making my own favorite sweets, but it took me some time to discover that it was my super-special talent! Pretty sweet, huh? Applebloom: (dejected) Yeahprettysweet.
Twist: Heythis doesn't mean we can't go to the cute-ceañera together.
You're still gonna come to the party, aren't you? Tiara: Of course she will.
Silver Spoon: It's not like being the only pony there without a cutie mark will be, like, the most embarrassing thing EVER.
(Tiara and Silver Spoon laugh mockingly) Rainbow Dash: Whoalooks like somepony has a dark cloud hangin' over their head.
Let ME do somethin' about that.
What's the matter, kid? Applebloom: (inhales sharply, speaks rapidly) There's a cute-ceañera this afternoon and everypony in my class will be there and they'll all have their cutie marks and I wanna get my cutie mark but I'm no good at sellin' apples but I really wanna go to the party but how can I go to the party if I don't have my cutie mark which my big sister says I'm gonna get eventually but (whining loudly) I WANT IT NOOOW! Rainbow Dash: Cutie mark? I can get you a cutie mark like THAT.
(snaps tail) Applebloom: Applejack says these things take time.
I have to just wait for it to happen.
Rainbow Dash: Why WAIT for something to happen when you can MAKE it happen? Applebloom: But Applejack says th- Rainbow Dash: Hey, who are you gonna listen to? Applejack, or the pony that was FIRST in her class to get a cutie mark? I always liked flyin' and all, but I was goin' nowhere in a hurry.
It wasn't until my very first race that I discovered a serious need for speed, and KAZAAM! This sweet baby appeared, fast as lightning.
(zoom) (Applebloom grunting) Rainbow Dash: That's right, stretch out those legs.
Gotta be nice and loose.
The key here is to try as many things as possible as quickly as possible.
One of them is BOUND to lead to your cutie mark.
Rainbow Dash: So, are you ready? Applebloom: I'm ready! Rainbow Dash: I said, ARE YOU READY?! Applebloom: I'm READY! Rainbow Dash: Juggling.
Go! (blows whistle) (balls whoosh through air) (Applebloom slips and yelps) Hang gliding.
Go! (blows whistle) Applebloom: Whoooa! (glider scrapes along dirt) Rainbow Dash: Karate.
Go! (blows whistle) Applebloom: (kiai) Hiiiii-ya! (gong sound, crash) Rainbow Dash: Kite-flying.
Go! (blows whistle) (sound of plane spiraling out of control and crashing) Rainbow Dash: Ultrapony Roller Derby! Go! (ponies skating) (ponies growl) Applebloom: (yelps, rolls) Whoa! (brakes squeal, crash) Rainbow Dash: Tried that onetried that onetried that one (pony chatter approaching) Silver Spoon: Your new outfit is, like, PERFECT for the party.
(Applebloom gasps) Tiara: I know.
It totally shows off my new cutie mark.
Silver Spoon: I love being special.
Tiara: Can you imagine how embarrassing it must be to beNOT special? Silver Spoon: (scoffs) I don't even want to, like, THINK about it.
Rainbow Dash: tried that onetried that one Applebloom: I'm doomed! DOOMED! I'll never find somethin' I'm good at! Pinkie Pie: You look like you'd be good at eating cupcakes.
Applebloom: (perks up) Eatin' cupcakes? Rainbow Dash: (confused) Eating cupcakes? Pinkie Pie: (singsong) Eating cupca~akes! Applebloom: I really appreciate all yer help, Rainbow Dash.
You're a really great coach and I really learned a lot from you and I'm sure I can learn a lot more, but I got some CUPCAKES t'eat! See you at cute-ceañera! Hold on, Pinkie Pie! I'm comin'! I can't believe I didn't think o'this.
A cupcake-eatin' cutie mark.
It's soooo obvious.
(opens cabinet) Now, where are those cupcakes? (opens oven) I'm ready t'CHOW DOWN! Pinkie Pie: I don't have any cupcakes.
Applebloom: Oh.
Pinkie Pie: (gasps) But you look like you'd be good at helping me MAKE SOME! Applebloom: (uncertainly) I guess aMAKIN' cupcakes cutie mark could work too Pinkie Pie: (singing) All you have to do is take a cup of flour Add it to the mix Now just take a little something sweet, not sour A bit of salt, just a pinch Baking these treats is such a cinch Add a teaspoon of vanilla Add a little more, and you count to four And you never get your fill-a Cupcakes, so sweet and tasty Cupcakes, don't be too hasty Cupcakes - cupcakes, cupcakes, CUPCAKES! (song ends) (mixer humming, dough splatting) (flour crashes to ground) (Applebloom coughs) Applebloom: (frantic) HOT! HOT! HOT! Pinkie Pie: Oh! Those look much better than the last batch! (chomps, chews noisily, cupcake breaks as if brittle) (Applebloom joins in chewing, spits out, gags) Applebloom: (distraught) Guess I'm not cut out t'be a baker, either.
(pouts) I just have to face it.
(tearing up) I'm gonna have a blank flank forever! Pinkie Pie: What about that? Applebloom: What about what? Is there somethin' on my flank? Is there? Is there? Is there? (gasp) A cutie mark! It's aa measuring cup? Noa mixing bowl? Noare those cupcakes? A tower of cupcakes, maybe.
Pinkie Pie: (blows) Flour! It's flour! Yay! I guessed it! What game d'you wanna play next? (excited prattling) Please say bingo, please say bingo! Twilight: Whoawhat's been going on in here? Pinkie Pie: We've been making cupcakes! Wanna try them? Twilight: (hesitantly) Nothank younot that they don't look (weak chuckle) delicious.
Applebloom: Twilight! Y'have t'help me! Twilight: What's the matter? (Applebloom inhales sharply) Applebloom: (extremely rapidly) Tiara's cute-ceañera's today and everypony in my class will be there and they all have cutie marks and I want to get my cutie mark but I'm no good at selling apples or hang-gliding or making cupcakes, but I wanna go to the party but how can I go to the party if I don't have my cutie mark, which Pinkie Pie says I can't just make appear, but I need it to appear! (whiny) RIGHT NOOOW! Twilight: UhI don't follow.
How could I help you? Applebloom: You can use yer magic t'make my cutie mark appear! Twilight: Oh, no, Applebloom.
A cutie mark is something that a pony has to discover for herself.
Applebloom: (pleading) Please, Twilight! Just try! Twilight: I'm sorry, but- Applebloom: Oh, pleasepleasepleaseplease PLEEEASE! Twilight: All right! All right! Applebloom: Oh, thank you thank you THANK YOU! (magical humming, poof) Applebloom: Yay! I knew you could do(crestfallen) it.
Twilight: I'm sorry, sweetie, but I told you- Applebloom: Try again! Try again! (Twilight sighs) (humming, repeated poofs) (Applebloom gasps) Twilight: Told you that not even magic can make a cutie mark appear before its time! Applebloom: (frustrated) It's hopeless.
Hopeless! I just won't go to the party.
Applebloom: (frustrated) It's hopeless.
Hopeless! I just won't go to the party.
I can't go.
Everyone'll just laugh at me and make fun of me and call me names.
It'll be the worst night o'my life! Twilight: (comforting) I'm sure it won't be as bad as all that Applebloom: Ferget it.
There's no way I'm goin' to that (gulps, meekly) party (ponies chattering) (pony spits out cupcake) Applebloom: (to self) How could I have forgotten the time?! How could I have forgotten Pinkie Pie was hostin' the party?! How could I have forgotten it was at Sugar Cube Corner?! Pinkie Pie: Don't forget your party hat, Forgetty Forgetterson! Applebloom: I have to get out of here before anypony sees me (Snails chomps cake loudly) Tiara: Hey! (Snails swallows) (spoiled tone) It's MY cute-ceañera.
I'M supposed to get the first bite of cake! (balloons popping) Applebloom: (to self) Okay, Applebloomalmost there (table creaks, "sneaking" sounds) (loud slurp) (sneaking sounds) Applejack: Applebloom! You made it! After I heard about Twist, I was afraid you wouldn't show up.
Sure am glad ya came t'yer senses 'bout this whole cutie mark thing.
These things happen when they're supposed t'happen.
Tryin' to rush 'em just drives ya crazy.
I'll let you be.
Looks like yer friends wanna talk t'you.
(Applebloom grunts, tightens tablecloth) Tiara: (haughty) Well, well, well.
Look who's here.
Silver Spoon: (mocking) Nice outfit.
Applebloom: (stalling) Just somethin' I, uhput together last minute.
Tiara: It really shows off your cutie mark- oh wait, that's right, you don't have one.
Applebloom: Uh, I have a cutie mark.
Silver Spoon: What?! Since when?! Applebloom: Sinceumearlier today! Tiara: Oh, really? Let's see it.
Applebloom: (nervously) I shouldn't.
I couldn't.
My cutie mark is so unbelievably amazing, I'm afraid that if I show it off, everyone will start paying attention to me instead of you.
Outshined at yer own cute-ceañera? Can you imagine how embarrassin' that would be? Tiara: Uhforget it.
I didn't really wanna see it anyway.
Applebloom: Okay! Well, I'm gonna go mingle.
Enjoy yer party! (Applebloom sighs with relief) (fabric stretches, snaps back) (record scratches, ponies stop chattering) (ponies gasp) (Tiara laughing) Applebloom: Oh no Silver Spoon: (snobbish) Wow, that IS an amazing cutie mark.
(Tiara and Silver Spoon laugh) Tiara: Nice try Both: BLANK FLANK! (both laugh) Scootaloo: You got a problem with blank flanks?! (ponies gasp) Scootaloo: I said, you got a problem with blank flanks?! Silver Spoon: The problem is, I mean, she's, like, totally not special.
Sweetie Belle: No, it means she's full of potential.
Scootaloo: It means she could be great at ANYTHING.
The possibilities are (imitating Silver Spoon) "like, ENDLESS.
" Sweetie Belle: She could be a great scientist, or an amazing artist, or a famous writer.
She could even be mayor of Ponyville someday! Scootaloo: And she's not stuck being stuck-up like you two.
(ponies laughing) Tiara: Hey! This is my party! Why are you two on HER side? Scootaloo: Because (Applebloom gasps) Applebloom: You don't have yer cutie marks either?! I thought I was the only one.
Scootaloo: We thought we were the only two.
Twilight: I, for one, think you are three very lucky fillies.
Tiara: Lucky?! How can THEY be lucky? Twilight: They still get to experience the thrill of discovering who they are, and what they're meant to be.
Applejack: And they got all the time in the world to figure it out, not just an afternoon.
(ponies chatter) Grey pony: Wow, Applebloom! I wish I could be a scientist! Pink pony: (at same time) Do you really think you could be mayor? Pony: Maybe I got my cutie mark too soon.
(ponies chatter) Tiara: Hey, what's everypony doing? This is my party.
Everypony is supposed to be paying attention to ME! Silver Spoon: (sucking up) Whatever.
We still think you're losers, right Diamond Tiara? Silver Spoon: Bump, bumpsugarlump? Tiara: Not now, Silver Spoon.
(ponies chattering) Scootaloo: Name's Scootaloo.
Sweetie Belle: And I'm Sweetie Belle.
Applebloom: Applebloom! (party music) Twist: This song is SO SUPER! Applebloom: So, I was thinkin', now that we're friends I mean, we are friends, right? Scootaloo: How could we not be? We're totally alike.
We don't have cutie marks, Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon drive us crazy Sweetie Belle: TOTALLY crazy! (all three giggle) Applebloom: Well, now that we're friends, what if the three of us work together to find out who we are and what we're supposed to be? Sweetie Belle: Ooh! Ooh! We could form our own secret society! Scootaloo: I'm likin' this idea! Applebloom: A secret society! Yeah! We need a name for it, though.
Scootaloo: The Cutie Mark Three? Sweetie Belle: The Cute-tastically Fantastics? Applebloom: How aboutThe Cutie Mark Crusaders? Scootaloo: It's PERFECT! Sweetie Belle: This is gonna be so great! Applebloom: We're gonna be UNSTOPPABLE! Scootaloo: What do you say we celebrate with some of these delicious cupcakes? Applebloom: NOT the cupcakes! Trust me.
Sweetie Belle: Let's see if there are any cookies! Applebloom: Yeah! Come on! Twilight: (voice-over) "Dear Princess Celestia, I am happy to report that one of your youngest subjects has learned a valuable lesson about friendship.
Sometimes, the thing you think will cause you to lose friends and feel left out" Celestia: (reading) "can actually be the thing that helps you make your closest friends and realize how special you are.
" Hmm.
(ending theme begins) My Little Pony My Little Pony (instrumental) My Little Pony, friends