My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic s02e03 Episode Script

Lesson Zero

Extra ink.
Extra-extra ink.
Is that everything on the checklist? -Yep! -Great.
Now that we've completed the checklist of things we need to create a checklist we can make my checklist of the things I have to get done by the end of the day.
Ready? Ready! Item 1: Create checklist of the things I have to accomplish by the end of the day.
How are we doing, Spike? Let's see We've already dropped off your cape at the cleaner's returned the blackboard you borrowed from Cheerilee ordered new parchment and quills from the stationery shop Hmm Seems like we just placed an order for those a few days ago.
Can imagine why we go through so many of them.
Sounds like we're ahead of schedule.
What's next? Cupcakes! Uh, I only ordered twelve.
Oh, I know, dear.
But I had an extra, so I though I'd make it a baker's dozen.
Oh, that was very thoughtful of you.
It's just some of the icing from the extra cupcake is getting all over the one next to it.
See? Oh! Sure.
It's just that I'm planning on sharing these at a picnic later and I don't want anypony to feel like somepony else is getting more icing.
Oh no, of course not.
Not to worry.
I'll just move some of this one to Hmm I think I may have scooped too much.
Oops! Now those two have more.
Let's just try this again.
Hmm No, that won't do.
Let me just hmm put some here, then No, that's not right.
A little more on this one, a little bit wait I'll just Ooh, a little bit here here and Perfect! Hmm, oh yes.
Much better.
Okay! Time to tackle the next item on our Oops! Looks like we're gonna have to add "Give a baby dragon a bath" to our list.
Very efficient! And a little bit gross.
Looks like that's everything.
Almost everything.
"Triple-check checklist to make sure we didn't miss anything" "when the double-checked the checklist".
Uh, check.
I've been holding that quill so long I've got a claw cramp.
Good thing we don't have anything to report to Princess Celestia this week.
I don't think I can write another word.
We haven't sent a letter to Princess Celestia this week?! Why? Is that bad? Bad?! BAD?! Of course it's bad! I'm supposed to send Princess Celestia a letter every week telling her about a lesson I've learned about friendship! Not every other week.
Not every ten days.
Every! Single! Week! Where's my calendar?! Where's my calendar?! Where it always is? When did we send the last one? Last Tuesday? And today is Tuesday? Nonononononono If I don't send her a letter by sundown, I'll be TARDY!!! What's that now? Tar-dy, Spike.
Late! I'll be late! Oh, how could I've let this happen? I'm usually so organized.
I've never been late for an assignment.
Oh, please! You're the most studious student ever.
I'm sure the princess will forgive you if you miss one little deadline.
I'm afraid to take that chance, Spike.
This is the ruler of all of Equestria we're talking about.
The pony who holds my fate in her hooves.
What if she doesn't forgive me? Yeah, I don't think she What if instead she starts thinking I'm not taking my studies on friendship seriously? Why would she What if she makes me come back to Canterlot and puts me back in school and makes me *prove* I've been taking them seriously by giving me a task? What if I don't pass?! -But why wouldn't you pass -She's my teacher! Do you know what teachers do to students who don't pass? THEY SEND THEM BACK A GRADE! But she won't just send me back a grade.
She'll send me back to magic kindergarten.
Twilight! That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard! You're not gonna be sent back to magic kindergarten.
You're right.
I have no reason to worry.
Because I'm going to solve a friend's problem and get that letter to Princess Celestia before sundown! So Got any problems, troubles, conundrums or any other sort of issues major or minor, that I as a good friend could help you solve? I got nothin'.
Then it looks like I'm gonna have to find somepony who does.
This won't end well.
You've got this, Twilight.
You still have plenty of time to get that letter to Princess Celestia.
Has to be somepony around here who needs the help of a good friend.
Rarity! Don't worry, Rarity! I'm here! Why me? WHY, WHY, WHY?! Of all the worst things that could happen this is the! Worst! Possible! Thing! What's happened?! Are you all right? I've lost my diamond encrusted purple ribbon! I have searched HIGH! And I have searched low.
LOW AND HIGH! High and low.
But I can't find it anywhere! ANYWHERE! How can I possibly finish my latest creation if I can't find it? Never fear, Rarity.
As your friend I'll do my best to help you fi Oh, there it is.
Isn't it always just the last place you look.
So you just lost your ribbon but now you've found it.
And nothing else is bothering you? Nothing that I as a good friend could help you with? There is one thing.
YES?! I think I've left my measuring tape under the fabric over there.
Could you get that for me? Measuring tape.
Is there something bother Twilight.
No need to panic.
Rarity is just one pony.
I'm sure one of my other friends will need me.
What in the world Rainbow must be angry with Applejack! She must hate her guts.
Oh, wonderful! Rainbow Dash! Stop! Listen, Rainbow.
I know you're upset with Applejack, but don't worry.
Whatever it is that has come between you two I'm sure that I as a good friend can help you resolve your problems.
Uh, what are you talking about? Oh, Rainbow Dash.
You don't have to hide your feelings from me.
I can tell you two must have had a terrible fight.
Now, why don't you tell me all about your issues with Applejack? I don't have any issues with Applejack.
You don't? Then why are you destroying her property? Because she asked me to.
Right, Applejack? Yes, ma'am.
I wanted to put up a new barn, but this one's gotta come down first.
Now get back to it, RD.
You got it, boss! I'd take cover if I were you.
I can't believe I've wasted all that time.
I should have just come here first.
Fluttershy always has some fear she's trying to get over.
As a good friend I'll be able to help her.
Fluttershy?! How can this be happening?! Of all the days she had to stop being such a scaredy-pony she had to pick today?! What am I going to do? You really should have come to me sooner.
You were carrying so much tension in that shoulder.
It's fine.
It'll all be fine.
Today isn't over yet.
But it will be over soon! It'll be all over! My time in Ponyville, my advanced studies No, no.
You're a good student.
You can do this.
Oh! But what if I can't? You can! You just have to keep it together.
Keep! It! Together! Are you talking to yourself? Twilight? SNAP OUT OF IT! Huh? Are you okay? Twilight, I'm really worried.
I mean this letter thing is really getting to you.
You've been so anxious all day that you've completely forgot about the picnic.
Why don't you just relax and go hang out with The picnic! I should go see my friends! I'm glad you've come to your senses.
Please tell me I did not forget the plates.
I did! I totally forgot them! Of all the worst things that could happen, this is The! Worst! Possible! Thing! Why, why, why! What? You didn't expect me to lay on the grass, did you? You all right, hun? NO! I am not all right.
It's just terrible.
Yes? Simply awful.
Yes? It's the most terrific trouble I've ever been in and I really, really, really need your help! YES? My letter to Princess Celestia is almost overdue.
And I haven't learned anything about friendship! Oh, thank goodness.
I thought something really awful had happened.
Something awful HAS happened! If I don't turn in the letter on time, I'll be tardy! TAAARDY! No offense, sugar cube but it looks like somepony's gettin' themselves all worked up over nothin'.
This is not nothing.
This is everything! I need you guys to help me find somepony with a problem I can fix before sundown.
You're such a crackup.
Come on, now.
Have a seat and stop sweatin' small stuff.
I've never seen Twilight so upset before.
Ugh, what a drama queen.
Relatively speaking.
Clock is ticking, Twilight.
Clock is ticking! Keep it together.
If I can't find a friendship problem I'll *make* a friendship problem! Hai, gurls! Oh.
Hi, Twilight.
How's it goi.
Guh-reat! Just great! You three look like you're doing great too! Looks like three good friends who obviously don't need the help of another good friend! This is Smarty Pants.
She was mine when I was your age.
And now I want to give her to you! Uh She's great! Yeah Great.
I really like her mane? She even comes with her own notebook and quill.
For when you want to pretend she's doing her homework.
That's, um great.
Yeah Great.
I really like her mane? I just hope the fact that there are three of you and only one of her doesn't become a problem.
I'd hate to cause a rift between such good friends! So who wants to play with her first? Uh You should play with her first, Sweetie Belle.
You know, cause you like her mane so much.
I think Scootaloo should get to play with her first.
I'd love to, but, um You take her, Apple Bloom.
Applejack says it's important to share.
I got to think of something.
Thinkthinkthink, Twilight, think! That's it! Ooh, you're going to like Smarty Pants.
And you're going to like her more than anything.
I want it.
I need it.
I really like her mane! The "want it, need it" spell.
Works every time.
Okay, okay.
Let's break it up.
I think you can all see that there is an important lesson to be learned here about Come on, girls.
We're all friends here, right? Don't you think you have to share? No way! Big McIntosh! Thank goodness! You gotta help me get that doll away from those girls.
Thank you so much.
Now if you could just give her to me Nnnope.
Oh no! What's all the commotion about? They're fighting over that doll! That incredible, amazing doll! Can't get a clear shot Give me! Nnnope.
Oh, what have I done?! Y'all hear that? What in the name of all things oats 'n apples is goin' on here? -DON'T LOOK AT IT! -Don't look at what? My Smarty Pants doll.
I enchanted her and now everypony is fighting over her.
Why would you enchant your doll? Oh, I had to do something! I had nothing to report to Princess Celestia.
I thought if I couldn't find a problem, I'd make a problem.
The day is almost over! Not almost.
Twilight Sparkle! Whoa, Nelly.
Meet me in the library.
Goodbye, girls.
If you care to visit I'll be in magic kindergarten back in Canterlot.
-Magic kindergarten? -Canterlot? We're never gonna see Twilight again! What are we gonna do, y'all? Of all the worst things that could happen this is the! Worst! Possible! Thing! What? I really mean it this time.
But But I'm supposed to send you a letter about friendship every week.
I missed the deadline.
I'm a bad student.
I'm tardy! You are a wonderful student, Twilight.
I don't have to get a letter every week to know that.
Really? WAIT! You can't punish her! It wasn't her fault! I'm listening.
Please, your highness.
We all saw that Twilight was upset.
But we thought that the thing she was worrying about wasn't worth worrying about.
So when she ran out all worked up not a single one of us tried to stop her.
As Twilight's good friends, we should have taken her feelings seriously and been there for her.
Please don't take her away from us just because we were too insensitive to help her.
Looks like you all learned a pretty valuable lesson today.
Very well.
I'll forget Twilight's punishment on one condition.
From this day forth I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship.
When and only when you happen to discover them.
Princess Celestia! Wait! How did you know I was in trouble? Your friend Spike made me aware that you were letting your fears get the best of you.
I commend him for taking your feelings seriously.
Now, if you will all excuse me, I must return to Canterlot.
I'm expecting some mail.
Y'all heard the princess.
Spike, take a letter.
"Dear Princess Celestia.
We're writin' to you" "because today we all learned a little somethin' about friendship.
" "We learned that you should take your friends' worries seriously.
" "Even if you don't think that she has anything to worry about.
" "And that you shouldn't let your worries turn a small problem" "into an enormously huge entire-town-in-total-chaos" "Princess-has-to-come- -and-save-the-day problem.
" "Signed, your loyal subjects.
" "PS.
Obviously Spike did not have to learn a lesson" "because he is the best, most awesome friend a pony could ask for.
" "Unlike everypony else, he took things seriously.
And" Uh Yeah.
I'll just, um