My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic s01e16 Episode Script

Sonic Rainboom

Rainbow Dash: Now, what have we learned? Fluttershy: Lots of control.
Rainbow Dash: Good.
Fluttershy: Screaming and hollering.
Rainbow Dash: Yes, and most importantly? Fluttershy: Passion.
Rainbow Dash: Right! So now that you know the elements of a good cheer, let's hear one.
Fluttershy: (inhales, speaks softly) Yay.
Rainbow Dash: (groans) You're gonna cheer for me like THAT? Louder.
Fluttershy: (same volume) Yay.
Rainbow Dash: Louder! Fluttershy: (same volume) Yay.
Rainbow Dash: (screaming, voice echoing) LOUDER! Fluttershy: (inhales sharply, same volume) Yaaay.
(Rainbow Dash groans and falls over) Fluttershy: Too loud? (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 Fluttershy: (softly) Yay.
(Rainbow Dash inhales deeply, cloud produces springboard noise) (drum intro) (air whooshing loudly) (driving rock) Rainbow Dash: And now, phase 1 of my routine.
(oscillating whooshes as Rainbow Dash passes between trees) Fluttershy: (softly) Wooo.
Rainbow Dash: (whooshes past) Phase two.
(whooshing (music intensity building) Fluttershy: (softly) Way to go.
(rhythm guitar) Rainbow Dash: Here we go.
Phase three: the Sonic Rainboom.
(whooshing) (drum solo) (electric guitar building in tempo, pitch, and volume) (air screaming, increasing in pitch and volume) Rainbow Dash: Come on! (air screaming, increasing in pitch and volume) (air screaming, increasing in pitch and volume, Rainbow Dash grunting) Rainbow Dash: Uh-oh.
(screams) (music ends abruptly) Twilight: (sighs with relief) Last one.
Thank you SO much for helping me clean up all these books, guys.
It was a CRAZY weekend of studying.
(Rainbow Dash screaming, approaching whoosh of air) (crash, Rainbow Dash yelps) (ponies groan in turn) Fluttershy: Rainbow Dash! You rock! (same volume) Woohoo.
(gasps) Did my cheering do that? Rainbow Dash: (grunts, chuckles) Sorry about that, ladies.
That was a truly feeble performance.
Fluttershy: Actually, it wasn't that bad.
I particularly liked it when you made the clouds spin.
Rainbow Dash: Ugh.
I'm not talking about MY performance, I'm talking about YOURS! That feeble cheering! Twilight: What are you two arguing about? Fluttershy: Were we arguing? I'm sorry.
Rainbow Dash: (groans) I wish YOU guys could come to Cloudsdale to see me compete in the Best Young Flier Competition! Twilight: What's that? Pinkie Pie: It's where all the greatest pegasus fliers get together and show off their different flying styles! Some are fast! (imitates car engine revving and Doppler effect) Some are graceful-whoa, whoa, whoa! (screams, crashes into ground) Applejack: Golly, I'd love t'see ya strut yer stuff in that competition.
Rainbow Dash: Yeah, I wish you guys could be there.
Fluttershy's a great support, but her cheering isn't exactly inspirational.
Pinkie Pie: (crashing out of books, talking rapidly) OOH! I'd love to see you make a Sonic Rainboom! It's like, the most coolest thing ever! Even though I've never actually seen it, but I mean COME ON! It's a Sonic Rainboom! How NOT cool could it possibly NOT be?! Twilight: What's a "Sonic Rainboom?" Pinkie Pie: (condescending) You really need to get out more.
The Sonic Rainboom is legendary! When a pegasus like Rainbow Dash gets going so fast (crashes into books) BOOM! A sonic boom and a rainbow can happen all at once! Applejack: And Rainbow Dash here's the only pony to ever pull it off! Rainbow Dash: (sheepishly) It was a long time ago.
I was just a filly.
Pinkie Pie: Yeah, but you're gonna do it again, right? Rainbow Dash: (false bravado) A-are you kidding? I'm the greatest flier to ever come out of Cloudsdale! I could do Sonic Rainbooms in my sleep.
Twilight: Wow.
If you pull that off, you'll win the crown for sure! Rainbow Dash: The grand prize is an entire day with the Wonderbolts! (wistfully) A whole day of flying with my lifelong heroes (gushing) It'll be a dream come true! Fluttershy: (softly) Yay.
Rainbow Dash: I'm gonna go rest up.
Don't wanna overprepare myself, ya know (weak chuckle) YOU, on the other hand, better keep practicing.
I need a cheering section to match my SPECTACULAR performance.
Fluttershy: She's practiced that move a hundred times, and she's never even come CLOSE to doing it.
I don't know if I can cheer loud enough to help her.
Twilight: Well, guess we'd better get this cleaned up.
Rarity: Go on, go on! (Twilight yelps) Twilight: "Go on," what? Rarity: Find a spell that will get us wingless ponies into Cloudsdale! Didn't you see how nervous she was?! Applejack: Nervous? Have you spit yer bit or somethin'? She was tootin' her own horn louder than the brass section of a marchin' band.
Rarity: Oh, puh-LEEZE.
I've put on enough fashion shows to recognize stage fright when I see it.
We've got to find a way to be there for her.
Now, go ON! (crash) Twilight: (groans) How am I supposed to find a flight spell in this mess?! Pinkie Pie: A flight spell? One sec.
Page twenty-seven.
Applejack: How'd you do that? Pinkie Pie: It landed on my face when Rainbow Dash knocked me into the bookcase.
Twilight: Here it is! A spell that will allow earth ponies to fly for three days! Oohit looks really difficult.
I'm not sure I can do it.
Rarity: You've GOT to try.
Twilight: Okay But who's gonna volunteer to be the test subject? Rarity: I will! For Rainbow Dash, I will go first.
Twilight: (nervously) Here goes (straining) (grunts) (grunts) (orb explodes, Twilight screams) (Applejack gasps) Twilight: (dazed) I think it worked! Rainbow Dash: You've got to learn to be ASSERTIVE, Fluttershy.
Don't be afraid to speak up.
Billy: Well, well, well.
What do we have here? Hoops: It's our old friend, "Rainbow CRASH!" Billy: (derisively) Get kicked out of any flight schools lately? (Billy, Hoops, and Score laugh mockingly) Rainbow Dash: (indignantly) I didn't get kicked out.
Billy: Face it, Rainbow CRASH.
Flight school had too many rules and not enough naptimes for you.
Hoops: Hah, ask her about the "Sonic Rainboom.
" Billy: (dismissively) That's nothin' but an old mare's tale.
You don't have the SKILLS to try somethin' like that.
Fluttershy: (normal volume, slightly more assertive) Now, wait just a minute! (meekly) Oh, I'm sorry.
I was trying to be more assertive.
(regains composure) Anyhow, she IS going to do a Sonic Rainboom! Billy: No, she's not, 'cuz there's no such thing! Fluttershy: Then show up at the Cloudasium and see for yourself! (meekly) If you're free.
(male ponies laughing) Hoops: (through laughter) Yeah, I'll be free.
Billy: Oh, don't worry.
We'll be there.
Hoops: See you then, Rainbow Crash! Fluttershy: (oblivious) Did you see that? I was so assertive! Rainbow Dash: (melancholy sigh) Those guys are right.
I'll never be able to do it.
Fluttershy: But Rainbow Dash, just because you've failed the Sonic Rainboom a hundred thousand times in practice doesn't mean you won't be able to do it in front of an entire stadium, full of impatient, super-critical sports-fan ponies.
(Rainbow Dash screams) Rainbow Dash: (hysterical) What do I do?! Everypony's gonna see me FAIL! The Wonderbolts will NEVER let a loser like me join! Princess Celestia will probably BANISH me to the Everfree Forest! (histrionics) MY LIFE IS RU-INED! Fluttershy: (quizzically) Rare? Rainbow Dash: "Rare?!" The Sonic Rainboom is WAY more than rare! Fluttershy: Rarity? Rainbow Dash: Rarity?! Are you FLYING?! Rarity: I most certainly am! Aren't my wings smashing?! Twilight made them for me.
I just ADORE them.
Why so shocked? We couldn't leave our favorite flier without a BIG cheering section! Rainbow Dash: "We?" Rainbow Dash: II can't believe it! Fluttershy: It's incredible! Rainbow Dash: This is so cool! You guys made it! Pinkie Pie: Sure did! Rainbow Dash: WAIT! How'd you do that? Only pegasus ponies can walk on clouds.
Pinkie Pie: (giggles) Pretty cool, huh? Twilight: I found a spell that makes temporary wings, but it was too difficult to do more than once.
So I found an easier spell that lets the rest of us walk on clouds.
Applejack: And we came t'cheer you to victory! Rainbow Dash: To be honest, I was starting to get just a teeniest, tiniest bit nervous.
But I feel a LOT better now that you guys are here.
Hey, we've got some time before the competition.
Why don't Fluttershy and I show you around Cloudsdale? (all voicing agreement) Rainbow Dash: Here it is! The greatest city in the sky! (ponies "ooh" and "aah") Rarity: Oooh! Aaah! Rainbow Dash: Uh Some of the greatest pegasi in history came from Cloudsdale.
Rarity: Oh! Wait for me! (jackhammer pounding) Worker: Those wings are GORGEOUS! Rarity: (flattered) Why, thank you! Twilight: (admonishing) Be careful with those wings, Rarity.
They're made from gossamer and morning dew, and they're incredibly delicate.
Rarity: (preening) Don't worry, Twilight.
I'm sure they can't get worn out from too much attention.
Applejack: Since we're up here, I'd sure like t'get a look at where the weather's made.
Rainbow Dash: Great idea! Come on, girls! To the weather factory! (peals of thunder) Rainbow Dash: This is where they make the snowflakes.
Each one is hoofmade.
As you can see, it's a delicate operation.
Rarity: (gasps) Ooh, the snowflakes look even better from up here.
(wings flapping, wind blowing lightly) (workers yelling frantically) Rainbow Dash: We'd better move on before Rarity ruins winter and causes a drought.
Rainbow Dash: And here's where we make the rainbows! (Pinkie Pie licks hoof) (cacophony of random noises, Pinkie Pie pants) Pinkie Pie: (strained) Spicyyyyyy! (Applejack guffawing) Rainbow Dash: Yeah.
Rainbows aren't really known for their flavor.
Hoops: Whoa! (Rarity's wings flap) Billy: Whoa, where'd you get those amazing wings? I want a pair! Rarity: Hmmyeah, I guess I could see that.
Billy: Oh, hey, look! It's Rainbow Crash again! Hoops: (laughs) Yeah! Rainbowum (stumbles over words) CRASH! Rainbow Dash: Rarity?! What are you doing talking to THESE guys? Rarity: Oh, they were just admiring my wings, Rainbow Dash.
Billy: Yeah, you should forget the Sonic Rainboom and just get yourself some wings like THESE! (Billy, Hoops, and Score laugh derisively) (Rainbow Dash moans dejectedly) Fluttershy: Uhhc'mon, girls.
Why don't we go see how clouds are made? Don't listen to them.
You're gonna win that competition for sure.
Rainbow Dash: Are you kidding? I can't DO the Sonic Rainboom, and just look at these boring, plain old feathered wings.
I'm doomed! (machines puffing clouds) (water pours, machine builds up pressure and vents) (workers chattering at Rarity, Rarity giggling at flattery) Rarity: (ostentatiously) Why, these old things? Go ahead, everypony.
Photos ARE encouraged.
Twilight: Rarity, we're supposed to be helping Rainbow Dash relax, remember? Put your wings away and stop showing off.
Rarity: (dismissively) Oh, pfft.
How can you ask me to put away perfection? (ponies "ooh" and "aah" (very ostentatious, self-satisfied laugh) Twilight: (worried) Rainbow Dash, are you okay? You don't look so good.
Rainbow Dash: (panting, feigning confidence) Of course! Why wouldn't I be okay? Everyone's so in love with Rarity's wings that they won't even notice when I totally BLOW IT in the Best Young Flier's Competition.
Bubble Gabble: Hey! There's an idea! YOU should enter the competition! Old lady pony: Yeah, I could watch you fly all day long! Rarity: (haughtily) There really isn't anypony who uses their wings quite like ME.
Perhaps I SHOULD compete.
Rainbow Dash: WHAT?! (workers follow Rarity and continue to "ooh" and "aah") Rainbow Dash: (anxious) What am I gonna do? I'll NEVER win the competition now (ponies cheering, fanfare plays) (ponies cheering) (contestants chattering) (knocks on door) Rarity: (singsong) I'm going to be a while.
(harp flourish) (door slams) (Pinkie Pie laughing giddily; Billy, Hoops, and Score laughing derisively) (anxious groan) Announcer: Fillies and gentlecolts! Please rise and join me in welcoming our beloved Princess Celestia! (crowd cheering wildly, fanfare plays) Announcer: Please welcome our celebrity judges for the Best Young Flier Competition: THE WONDERBOLTS! (jets whoosh by) (jet sounds) (fireworks explosion) (crowd cheers) And now, let's find out who will take the prize as this year's Best Young Flier! Backstage Manager: (nasal New York accent) Okay, contestant number one, you're up.
(Rainbow Dash yelps) Manager: Okay, number two, let's go.
Rainbow Dash: (nervously) Um Manager: Come on, come on, we ain't got all day.
Rainbow Dash: Psst, she's talkin' to you! Young male pony: Oh! UhI guess that's me! Manager: Okay numbah four, time to go! Rarity: (sweetly) I'm number four, and I need just one more itsy-bitsy minute.
Be a dear and have somepony go ahead of me, hmm? Manager: (exasperated) Look, I don't care who it is, but SOMEPONY'S gotta go on.
Male pony: (macho) LET'S DO THIS! Rainbow Dash: What am I gonna do?! Twilight: I loved number seven! Doing fifteen barrel rolls in a row can't be easy.
Fluttershy: My favorite is number ten.
She just looked like such a nice pony.
Applejack: Hmm.
Wonder how come we haven't seen Rainbow Dash or Rarity yet? The competition's almost over.
Manager: Numbah fifteen, let's go! Rarity: (theatrically) Rarityis ready.
Manager: Look, ladies.
I dunno what to tell you.
There's only time for one more performance.
If you both wanna compete, you'll just have ta go out there togetha.
Rarity: Well, Rainbow Dash? Shall we? (Rainbow Dash babbles incoherently) Announcer: And now, for our final competitor of the day, contestant number fifteen! (confused) And, apparently, contestant number four.
(crowd cheering) Rarity: (bemused) Good luck, Rainbow Dash.
Just do your best.
(Rainbow Dash mumbles incoherently) I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of changing our music.
That "rock and roll" doesn't really match my wings.
(Rainbow Dash gulps) (elegant musical introduction plays) (gentle, elegant waltz) Rainbow Dash: (self-encouragement) Come on, Rainbow Dash.
You can do this.
Just remember the routine.
Phase one.
(ponies cheering) (thud, Rainbow Dash grunts) (Rainbow Dash screams, crashes into wall) Hoops: Nice work, Rainbow Crash! (Billy, Hoops, and Score laugh) Rainbow Dash: Time for phase two.
(waltz builds in intensity) Fluttershy: Look! Phase two is working! (ponies cheer) (Rainbow Dash grunts) (Celestia gasps) (loud thud) (interlude) Rarity: And now, for my grand finale! I will fly right up to the sun and beam my beautiful wings over the whole city of Cloudsdale! (squeals) They'll be talking about it for YEARS! Rainbow Dash: Looks like this is my last chance to turn things around.
Phase three: (voice cracking) the Sonic (gulps) Rainboom.
Wings, don't fail me now! (waltz increases in tempo and intensity) (crowd gasps) Rarity: (panting, theatrical) Look upon me, Equestria, for I! AM! RARITY! (crescendo) (crowd "oohs") (waltz ends) (wings burn up) Rarity: Uh-oh.
(Rarity screams) Twilight: Oh no! Her wings evaporated into thin air! (Rarity screams) (crowd gasps) (Wonderbolts whoosh past) (Rarity screaming) (Wonderbolt grunts) (other Wonderbolts grunt) Rainbow Dash: Hold on, Rarity! I'm comin'! (suspenseful rock) (Rarity screaming and flailing) Fluttershy: Oh, I can't look (Rainbow Dash straining, air whooshing loudly) (air whistling) (Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and Twilight gasp) (air whistling, pitch ascending) (tempo increases) (air screaming loudly) (sonic boom) (heroic fanfare) (sonic boom reaches audience) Fluttershy: (yelling excitedly) A SONIC RAINBOOM! SHE DID IT! (Fluttershy screaming in frenzied excitement) (supersonic jet whooshes past) Rainbow Dash: Whoa! (crowd cheers raucously) Fluttershy: A SONIC RAINBOOM! WOOO! YEAH! Rainbow Dash: I did it.
I did it! Rarity: You sure did.
Oh, thank you Rainbow Dash.
You saved my life! Rainbow Dash: Oh yeah, I did that too.
Ha! BEST DAY EVER! (crowd cheers) Rarity: I want to apologize to all of you for getting so carried away with my (voice breaks) beautiful wings.
I guess I just lost my head.
Fluttershy: It's okay.
Applejack: Don't worry about it, kiddo.
Pinkie Pie: We still love you.
Rarity: And I'm especially sorry that I was so thoughtless as to jump into the contest at the last minute after you had worked so hard to win it.
Can you ever, EVER forgive me? Rainbow Dash: Aw, it's okay.
Everything turned out all right, right? I just wish I could've met the Wonderbolts when they were awake.
(Rainbow Dash gasps) (rapid, fangirlish) Ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh! Spitfire: So, you're the little pony that saved our lives.
We really wanted to meet you and say thanks.
Rainbow Dash: (rapid fangirlish squeal) Ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh! Twilight: Princess! Celestia: Hello, Twilight Sparkle, and hello to your friends, too.
Rarity: (remorseful) Princess Celestia, I am sorry I ruined the competition! Rainbow Dash really is the best flier in Equestria.
Celestia: I know she is, my dear.
That's why, for her incredible act of bravery and her spectacular Sonic Rainboom, I'm presenting the grand prize for best young flier to this year's winner, Ms.
Rainbow Dash! (crowd cheers) (Rainbow Dash repeating "ohmygosh") Celestia: So, Twilight Sparkle, did you learn anything about friendship from this experience? Twilight: I did, Princess, but I think Rarity learned even more than me.
Rarity: I certainly did.
I learned how important it is to keep your hooves on the ground, and be there for your friends.
Celestia: Excellent.
Well done, Rarity.
Rainbow Dash: This really is the best day EVER! Billy: (subdued) Uh, hey, Rainbow Crash.
Hoops: (jabs Billy) "Dash!" Billy: Oh, uhsorry, Rainbow Dash! Uhh, we just wanted to congratulate you on winning the competition.
Hoops: That Sonic Rainboom was AWESOME! Rainbow Dash: Heh.
Thanks, guys.
Billy: Uh, we're really sorry we gave you such a hard time before.
Rainbow Dash: Aw, that's okay.
Don't worry about it.
Billy: Hey.
Do you want to hang out with us? Maybe you could show us how you did that incredible trick! Rainbow Dash: Sorry boysbut I've got plans.
(ending theme begins) My Little Pony My Little Pony (instrumental) My Little Pony, friends