My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic s01e21 Episode Script

Over a Barrel

(train roars past) (engine "chugga-chugga," steam whistle blows) (cars rumbling on tracks) Applejack: (reading in a motherly voice) "And that's when the yellow birdie thought to himself, 'Hm, my favorite little tree isn't such a little tree anymore.
' So she sang her song, big an' strong, and they all lived in that great big tree happily ever after.
" Rarity: (appalled) Applejack! Were you reading a bedtime story toan APPLE TREE?! (Applejack chuckles weakly) Applejack: Uh, well, ya know, bein' replanted in a whole new place is very upsettin' for a tree.
And Bloomberg here is one o'my favorites.
Rarity: (pouting) No fair, Applejack! You've got a luxurious private sleeper car for a TREE, while I am crowded and cramped in the same car with all the other ponies! (whining) How am I supposed to get my beauty sleep?! Applejack: (defensively) But Bloomberg's the whole reason we're makin' this trip.
He needs his rest so we can give him as a gift to my relatives in Appleloosa.
Rarity: (scoffs) You talk about it as if it's your baby or something.
Applejack: Who you callin' a baby?! Bloomberg's no baby! (baby talk) Don't wet widdle Wawity make you all saddy-waddy.
Bloomberg's a big and strong apple tree.
Yes, he is.
A-coochie-coochie-coo-coo-coo! Rarity: (mockingly) It's "widdle Wawity" who's all "saddy-waddy!" (Rarity grunts in frustration) (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 (train whistle blows) Rainbow Dash: Oh my gosh, we're going so fast! (indistinct conversations) Rarity: (irked) Oh, for crying out loud in the morning! Spike: (groans) Do you guys mind? I was up early fire-roasting those snacks you're all eating, and I'm pooped! Rainbow Dash: Uh, speaking of, some of these popcorn kernels didn't get popped.
Spike: Okay, fine.
(Spike breathes fire loudly) (Rainbow Dash grunts) Spike: (pointedly) Good night! Twilight: Uhmaybe it's time we all got a little shut-eye.
We've got a big day ahead of us tomorrow.
Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie: Awww! (Spike snoring loudly) Rainbow Dash: (whispering) Psst! Pinkie Pie! You asleep yet? Pinkie Pie: (whispering) No.
Are you asleep yet? Rainbow Dash: (whispering) If I was sleeping, how could I have asked you if you were asleep? Pinkie Pie: (whispering) Oh yeah! (giggles) Rainbow Dash: (whispering) When we get to Appleloosa, you think we'll have to carry that heavy tree all the way from the train to the orchard? Pinkie Pie: (whispering) What tree? You mean Bloomberg? Rainbow Dash: (whispering sarcastically) No.
Pinkie Pie: (whispering) Fluttershy's not a tree, silly! Twilight: What's going on? Pinkie Pie: Rainbow Dash thinks Fluttershy's a tree! Rainbow Dash: (whispering) I do NOT think she's a tree! I was just- Twilight: (probing) Did you SAY she was a tree? Rainbow Dash: (whispering indignantly) No! Wellyes, but not exactly- Twilight: (dryly) You know she's not a tree, right? Pinkie Pie: She's not a tree, Dashie! Fluttershy: I'd LIKE to be a tree! Spike: (groans) For Pete's sake! (door opens, train sounds bleed through doorway, door shuts) Twilight: Well, that was kinda huffy.
Fluttershy: Huffy the Magic Dragon! [Puff the Magic Dragon] (all giggle) Rarity: Would you all be quietNOOOOW! (all except Rarity scream, Twilight blows out candle) Spike: (whispering) Bloomberg? Bloomberg! Sorry, but I tend to snore a bit.
Good night.
(sighs sleepily) (train rumbles past) (loud rumbling) (ponies voicing indistinct surprise) (ponies gasp) Twilight: A buffalo stampede! (ponies talking over each other indistinctly) Rarity: Oh, I just LOVE their accessories.
Twilight: (anxiously) They're getting awfully close to the train (buffalo slamming car, ponies screaming) (Spike snoring, bed scraping floor) Pinkie Pie: Ooh, lookie! Now they're doing tricks! Ooh! Ooh! Now do a backflip! (thud on ceiling of car) Pinkie Pie: Orjust jump.
(metallic thuds) Rainbow Dash: Something tells me this isn't a circus act.
Rainbow Dash: (brashly) Hey, there.
Where you headed in such a hurry? (Little Strongheart gasps) (Rainbow Dash grunts) Wow, you're pretty quick for someone sobulky.
No offense.
(Little Strongheart gasps quizzically) Rainbow Dash: I just wanna know- HEY! I'm talkin' to you-! Whoa.
(Rainbow Dash straining) Rainbow Dash: I've got you now, you- (crash) (Rainbow Dash groans weakly) (Little Strongheart whistles) Applejack: (gasps) They've got Bloomberg! Spike: HEEEELP! Twilight: (anxiously) And Spike! (Rainbow Dash groans) Spike: (distant scream) HEEEELP! Rainbow Dash: (muttering to self) Dragon-napping Spike! I'll show her-ow! (train rumbles past, steam whistle blows, brakes hiss) (ponies panting, all gasp) Braeburn: (cheery Western accent) Hey there! Welcome to A-A-Appleloosa! Applejack: Braeburn, listen- Braeburn: Cousin Applejack, mind yer manners! You have yet t'introduce me t'your compadres! Shame on you! Applejack: Braeburn, listen.
Somethin' terrible has happened- Braeburn: "Terrible" is right! Yer train's a full seven minutes late! That's seven minutes less for you to delight in the pleasures and wonders of A-A-Appleloosa! (Applejack grunts, ponies yelp) Braeburn: Boggles the mind we settler ponies built all this in just the past year, don't it? And as you can see, we have all of the finest comforts, like horse-drawn carriages! Puller: Okay, you pull now.
Rider: Aww, we just switched.
Braeburn: And those there are horse-drawn horse-drawn carriages.
Applejack: Listen, Braeburn, I- (grunts bodily) (ragtime piano playing) Braeburn: And here's our local watering hole, the Salt Block.
Barkeep: That's enough salt for you! Male pony: (slurred speech) Can't I at leashtget a glash of water? Braeburn: Over there's the office of Sheriff Silverstar! And here's where we have our Wild West dances! And here's where we have our MILD West dances! Applejack: But Braeburn, we- (grunts) Braeburn: And here's the most wonderful sight in all of A-A-Appleloosa! Our apple orchard.
Applejack: Braeburn! Braeburn: First harvest should be any day now.
Applejack: Braebu- Braeburn: Good thing, too.
Applejack: Brae- Braeburn: 'Cuz we need that grub t'live on.
Applejack: BRAEBURN! Braeburn: Uh, yes, 'Cuz? Applejack: You have a very nice town and all, but we have a HU-U-UGE problem.
Some of our friends are missing! Fluttershy: A stampede of buffalo.
Rarity: They took Spike! Twilight: Rainbow Dash went after them! Fluttershy: And we can't find Pinkie Pie! Applejack: And we had an apple tree with us for your orchard, but they took THAT too! Braeburn: Did you say"buffalo?" (Braeburn sighs somberly) (solemnly) Them buffalo, they want us settler ponies to take every single tree you see here off this land.
They sure as hay don't want any new ones added in.
Fluttershy: But why? Braeburn: Beats me.
We put a lot of hard work into this land, so we can feed our town, our families, our foals! And now they're sayin' all these trees have to go? T'ain't fair.
Rainbow Dash: Ooh, I can't WAIT to get my hooves on that little buffalo (grunts) OW! Nobody tricks Rainbow Dash and gets away with it! Pinkie Pie: Boo! (Rainbow Dash screams loudly, crashes) Rainbow Dash: (hushed) Pinkie Pie! Pinkie Pie: Ah, ya caught me.
Looks like I tricked you and didn't get away with it, either.
You're good! Rainbow Dash: (hushed) What do you think you're doing?! You gotta get out of here! Pinkie Pie: I do? Rainbow Dash: (hushed) You're gonna blow my cover! Pinkie Pie: I am? Rainbow Dash: (hushed) I'm trying to save Spike! Pinkie Pie: OH MY GOSH! So am I! Rainbow Dash: And the more of us there are out here, the more chances of us getting- (ground rumbles) caught.
(buffalo snorts) Rainbow Dash: Run, Pinkie.
I'll hold 'em off.
Save yourself! (buffalo snort and charge) Spike: STOP! (nonplussed) Dash, Pinkie! 'Sup? Hey, no worries, I know these guys.
They're cool.
Buffalo: (surfer accent) If you say so, Spike.
Catch ya later, bro.
Spike: Seems they took me by mistake.
They feel awful about it, too, poor guys.
Fortunately, they totally respect dragons, so they treat me like an honored guest.
(Rainbow Dash sniffs food and gags) Still don't like ponies much, though.
But you're with me, so it's cool.
Rainbow Dash: (scoffs) Well, I still don't trust 'em.
I say we turn tail and bail while we still- (Pinkie Pie munching noisily) Pinkie Pie: Before we finish eating?! Are you loco in the coco?! Can I please have more of that mushy stuff, whatever it was? Little Strongheart: Certainly.
And Mr.
Spike, you like gemstones, yes? Spike: Turquoise, mmm! (munches noisily, laughs contentedly) This here's Little Strongheart, and these are my friends Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow Dash: (hostile) You! Little Strongheart: (shocked) You?! Rainbow Dash: That's it! We are outta here! (Pinkie Pie yelps) Little Strongheart: Wait! Please, accept my apologies for what happened on the train.
We didn't mean for anyone to be hurt.
Rainbow Dash: (sarcastically) Yeah, right.
Little Strongheart: We only wanted the tree! The settler ponies have overtaken the land and have planted an orchard all over it! Because of their thoughtlessness, we can no longer run over our traditional stampeding grounds.
Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie: Huh? Spike: I think it's time they met Chief Thunderhooves.
Thunderhooves: Hmm.
We have a long and winding stampeding trail that we have run upon for many generations.
My father stampeded upon these grounds, and his father before him, (buffalo shakes self awake) and his father before him, and his father before him, Little Strongheart: I think they get the idea, Chief.
Thunderhooves: Hmph.
It is a sacred tradition to run the path every year.
But this year, thesesettler ponies, these (snorts) APPLELOOSIANS! (snorts twice, grunts, snorts again) Little Strongheart: They planted apple trees all over it without asking our permission.
Pinkie Pie: Well, that's not very nice.
Right, Rainbow Dash? (Rainbow Dash scoffs) Little Strongheart: The ponies refused to move their trees, so we are stuck here, and it is not fair! Spike: See, Rainbow Dash? They had a good reason to- (Rainbow Dash grunts fiercely, buffalo gasp) Rainbow Dash: I'll say they had a good reason! Come on! We have some apple-pickin' Appleloosians to talk to! (Rarity grunts and groans) Rarity: Gently, please! Applejack: Sorry, Rarity, but our friends are out there, and we have to be ready for a long hike into buffalo territory if we're gonna save 'em! LET'S GO! (ponies gasp) Pinkie Pie: Hi, guys! Fluttershy: Pinkie! (Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy crash to ground) We're so glad you're safe.
(ponies voicing agreement and relief) Twilight: How did you escape from the buffalo?! Pinkie Pie: We didn't! (ponies gasp) Rainbow Dash: We promised the buffalo a chance to talk.
Applejack: Oh, yeah? 'Bout what? Rainbow Dash: We brought our new pal, Little Strongheart, here to explain to the Appleloosians why they should move the apple trees off buffalo land.
Braeburn: (cooperatively) That information would be quite help- Applejack: That's weird, 'cuz my cousin, Braeburn, here wants to explain to the buffalo why they should let the apple trees stay.
Little Strongheart: (genially) That would be a useful thing to- Rainbow Dash: The land is theirs! You planted the trees not knowing that.
Honest mistake.
Now, you just gotta move 'em, that's all.
Braeburn: (hesitantly) Well (chuckles nervously) Applejack: They busted their rumps here! And now they're supposed t'bust their rumps again, just 'cuz some buffalo won't stampede someplace else? Rainbow Dash: Plant the trees somewhere else! Applejack: WHERE?! It's the only flatland around these parts! Rainbow Dash: The buffalo had it first! Applejack: The settler ponies NEED it to LIVE! (Rainbow Dash and Applejack talking over each other) Rainbow Dash: Come on, Applejack! I put my hoof down! Applejack: Yer bein' unreasonable! Twilight: Look! Both the settlers and the buffalo have good reasons to use this land! There must be something we can do.
Pinkie Pie: HEY! I've got an idea! (crashes into ground) (ponies chattering) (Spike playing piano intro) (clam creaks open) (Spike plays low-tempo ragtime piano melody) Pinkie Pie: (singing) We may be divided But of you all I beg To remember we're all hoofed At the end of each leeeeg (tempo becomes rapid) No matter what the issue Come from wherever you please All this fighting gets you nothing But hoof-in-mouth disease Arguing's not the way Hey, come out and play! It's a shiny new day So, what do ya say? You gotta shaaaare You gotta caaaaare It's the right thing to do You gotta shaaaare You gotta caaaaare And there'll always be a way throoooough Both our diets, I should mention Are completely vegetarian We all eat hay and oats Why we at each others' throats? You gotta shaaaaare You gotta caaaaaare It's the right thing to do And there'll always be a way through! (holds last note, song ends) Spike: (claps) All right, Pinkie Pie! That was FANTASTIC! What a great song! Yo, right on! Thunderhooves: It appears that Sheriff Silverstar and I have come toan agreement.
Silverstar: We have.
Thunderhooves: (flatly) That was the worst performance we've ever seen.
Silverstar: (grunts in agreement) Absotively.
Thunderhooves: (grimly) The time for action is upon us! Our stampede will start at high noon tomorrow.
And if the orchard is still there, we'll flatten it and the whole town! (ponies gasp) Little Strongheart: (protesting) But, Chief! Silverstar: And we Appleloosians say you'd better bring yer best, 'cuz we'll be ready and waitin'! Braeburn: But, Sheriff! (ponies and buffalo in uproar as they leave) Pinkie Pie: Ohthat wasn't the message of my song at all.
(ponies clamoring, window slams shut, hammer pounds on nail) (barrel knocks over) Applejack: I want my kin t'have what they need t'live but a storm's a-brewin' here.
And I don't like the look of it.
Twilight: We've just gotta talk some sense into them before somepony gets hurt.
Listen, maybe if you would just reconsider, we- (windows slam shut) Rarity: About the trees.
Now if you could just- (door slams shut) (ponies kicking tree) (ponies kicking tree) Twilight: If we could just sit down and talk, we could- (pony growls) (Twilight gasps) Why won't anybody be rational and reasonable?! (hammer pounds nail, saw grinds against lumber) (nails drive through wood) Applejack: Sheriff, if we could only- (carts wheel past) (ponies cheer) (buffalo stomps ground) (buffalo snort and headbutt) (headbutt) (headbutt) Spike: Isn't there some way to stop this? Little Strongheart: (sullenly) Unless those settlers remove those trees, I do not think so.
(Spike sighs wearily) Rainbow Dash: I know you don't want to do this.
Thunderhooves: But they have taken our land.
(humbly) What would you have me do, Rainbow Dash? Rainbow Dash: I don't know, but it's never too late to think of something! Thunderhooves: At noon, it WILL be too late.
(clock ticks, cart wheels past) Rainbow Dash: Come on, think! Think think think think think think think! (clock tower bell tolls twelve times) (Thunderhooves sighs heavily) Rainbow Dash: (gasps) He's not gonna do it! (ponies sigh with relief) Pinkie Pie: (singing) You gotta shaaaaaare You gotta caaaaare (Thunderhooves snarls in rage) It's the right thing to do You gotta shaaaaare Thunderhooves: CHAAAAAARGE! (buffalo yelling) (Pinkie Pie yelps repeatedly) (ponies panicking, buffalo shatter barricade) (ponies panicking) Silverstar: Ready? Aim! Fire! (pies impact, buffalo grunt) (buffalo brays like a bronco) (buffalo grunt) (pony gasps) (metallic clang) (pie whizzing through air, splats) (buffalo crashes into building) (clock tower dislodges, ponies gasp, clock tower crashes to ground) (clock spring wobbling) (Thunderhooves snorts menacingly) (Silverstar grunts) (Silverstar gasps in panic) (Silverstar yelps) (engine revving noises) (engine roaring past) Thunderhooves: (slowed down, distored) Noooooo! (heavy thud) (buffalo sobbing) (Spike sobbing) (pie juices oozing) (Thunderhooves licks face loudly) Thunderhooves: YUM! Hey, I've got a much BETTER idea! (axes impact trees, trees fall to ground) (ponies chopping down trees) (Applejack whistles) Thunderhooves: (voice-over) We will allow the apple orchard to stay in exchange for a share of its fruit, heh.
ThoseDELICIOUS apple pies! Spike: I'd rather eat turquoise any day of the week.
(Spike chomps turquoise noisily) Applejack: Bloomberg, this is yer special day.
Mama's so proud o'you! Twilight: (voice-over) "Dear Princess Celestia, Friendship is a wondrous and powerful thing.
Even the worst of enemies can become friends.
You need understanding and compromise.
You've got to share.
You've got to care.
" Pinkie Pie: (indignantly) HEY! That's what I said! (ending theme begins) My Little Pony My Little Pony (instrumental) My Little Pony, friends