My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic s02e16 Episode Script

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Hey, Rarity.
Hey, Pinkie Pie.
What are you looking at? Rainbow Dash! Isn't she the most daring devil I mean the most devilish darer I mean She's dazzling.
Ooh, yeah.
That's a good word.
She's dazzling! Oh! Oh no.
Oh no.
Oh no.
Iyiyiyiyiy! Ow.
So much for dazzling.
Is she gonna be okay? Oh, I'm so worried.
Is her face gonna stay that way? Aw! How is she, doctor? She's going to be fine.
Luckily she has friends like you, who got her over here in a jiffy.
How long do I need to lie here? I've got things I need to do.
Well, that all depends on your recovery.
But I'd say a few days minimum.
You guys have gotta get me out of here.
I'm gonna climb the walls! Ooh! Just like a spider! Did the crash somehow give her super-duper spider powers? Nnno nor did it give her amazing *healing* powers.
She needs to stay in bed for a few days.
Few days? Might as well be a few months or few years.
It's not so bad, Rainbow Dash.
I bet the chow in here is hoof-lickin' good.
And the hospital gowns.
They match the curtains.
And look! You have a roommate! What's this? "Daring-Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Stone".
This is the first story in the series.
I own all of them.
No, thanks! I sooo don't read.
I'm a world class athlete.
Reading's for eggheads like you, Twilight.
No offense, but I am not reading.
It's undeniably, unquestionably uncool.
Is she serious? Who doesn't like to read a bang-up tale from time to time? Why, a good book is almost as magnificent as silk pajamas on a Sunday morning.
Reading is for everypony, Rainbow Dash.
Yeah! I love reading! And my head isn't even close to the shape of an egg.
It's more the shape of an apple.
Or maybe an orange.
But a biiig orange.
More like a grapefruit really.
All right, my little ponies! Rainbow Dash needs her rest.
You'll have to come back tomorrow.
I think you'd like Daring.
She's a lot like you.
Adventurous, fierce and undeniably, unquestionably unstoppable.
to get to the other side! Get it? Never mind.
"As Daring Do trekked through the tropical jungle" "the wet heat sapped her energy and slowed her every step.
" "If only she could escape this oppressive atmosphere" "and fly up into the cool blue sky" "But her crash landing in the jungle had injured her wing" "and she was grounded for a few days.
" "Few days It might as well be a few months or a few years.
" I'm right there with you, sister.
"The mosquitoes buzzed loudly, the macaques cried from the high trees" "yet all of these distracting noises were not enough to cover the sound" "of the predators following her every step.
" "Safely landing on the other side" "Daring finally allowed herself a moment to breathe.
" "She turned around to find herself face to face" "with the long lost temple that she had sought tirelessly" "for over sixty days and nights!" I hate to admit it to myself and would really hate to admit it to my friends, but I love this story! I I I love reading! I'm an egghead.
"The smell of decay and danger hit Daring-Do" "as she peered into the dimly lit entrance of the ancient temple.
" Phew Ugh Hi, Rainbow Dash! Uh hey, guys.
We thought we'd come and cheer you up.
We brought your favorite board game.
We know how much you like to win.
You go first, Rainbow Dash.
No, no.
You first.
All right.
Uh, cloud three.
Aw, shucks.
You rained on my Cumulus.
Go again.
Um sky five? Well, you found my seagull.
Uh Cloud two? Is that my weather pony! You stung my bumblebee.
My thunderbolt! Aw, that's my last cloud.
You found it! Guess you guys win.
I lose.
But Rainbow Dash, you you didn't even get a turn.
You win some, you lose some.
But you don't lose some.
I don't think you've ever lost a game of Thanks for coming! But yesterday you were desperate for things to do.
Do? Who said anything about Daring-Do? I told you I'm not interested in reading.
It's naptime for me.
Glad we could cheer you up? All right then.
"Daring-Do stood at the entrance to the central temple chamber.
" "At last she was face to face with the legendary sapphire statue.
" Hmm.
There must be a pattern here.
What do all these animals have in common? Aha! These animals are all predators.
Except mouse! Phew.
Hello, Rainbow Dash! How's our patient doing today? You need to get some fresh air in here.
You're lookin' sweatier than a pig wrangler on a summer's day.
Uh Well, guys Thanks for visiting, but Okay now.
Dinner time for Rainbow Dash.
Oh! Just in time.
I am sooo hungry.
Oh well, don't mind us, Rainbow Dash.
Yeah, just go ahead and eat up.
On second thought Uh We'll see you tomorrow, Rainbow Dash.
"You thought you could evade me and capture the relic for yourself.
" "But you were sadly mistaken, Miss Do.
" And now you shall meet your DOOM! Whoa! Who is this dude? You won't get away with this, Ahuizotl.
But I already have.
Ugh! Not again! Quicksand Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow Dash.
Rainbow Daaash.
-Oh G'eve -morning.
morning, d-doc! Have you been up all night? Uh, of course not.
Well, I'll be quick.
Congratulations, Rainbow Dash.
We're checking you out of the hospital.
What?! Later today? No.
Right now.
Right now?! "Right now" right now? "Right now" right now.
Hey! Wait! But I don't feel better! Now take it easy, Rainbow Dash.
Remember to stay off that wing for a week.
How will I ever find out what happened to Daring-Do?! Is Ahuizotl gonna get away with the statuette? What's gonna happen to Daring?! Aha! Twilight has a copy of the book.
But I can't ask her after I called her an egghead and all.
This is making me sick all over again.
Aw! Ooh! Oh, the pain! The paaain! Rainbow Dash? What are you doing here? A-anything wrong? Well, uh My wing! It's still hurting, doc.
Oh! Ouch! Right there.
I was touching your good wing.
Uh right.
Well I think that one's hurting now too.
I think I know what the trouble is.
A severe case of lazyitis.
B-b You got me all wrong, doc! I'm not being lazy! You're fine, Rainbow Dash.
Give it some time and you'll be right back in the swing of things.
-Good day, Rainbow Dash.
-Take care.
What am I gonna do?! I'll never get to sleep without knowing what happens to Daring-Do.
which may not be such a bad thing.
Feels like the harder I struggle ugh the tighter the ropes get.
Help! Burglar! Burglar! Someone's trying to steal my slippers! I'm not trying to steal your slippers.
I'm trying to steal this book.
Stop, thief! Hey! Nopony invited me! Hasn't anypony heard of beauty sleep? Rainbow Dash! What in the world is going on? Why are you stealing slippers? Hey! Get back to the hospital.
What all the ruckus? Mm I'd say it's more of a fracas than a ruckus.
What's going on, Rainbow Dash? I'm an egghead.
Pardon? See, I was trying to get back into the hospital to finish the last chapter of "Daring-Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Statue"! You got me.
I knew the book was good, but I didn't know it could drive a pony to petty theft.
Good? Try awesomely amazing.
That book is undeniably, unquestionably unputdownable.
But then I had to put it down.
I was sent home before I could finish it.
Well, I'm glad that's all this is about.
There's no reason to go around causin' a ruckus Fracas! causin' a fracas just because you like to read.
Like I said, I have every book in the series and you can borrow them all any time you like.
Thanks, Twilight.
I'm sorry I made such a big deal about all this.
I thought reading was just for smart ponies like you.
Rainbow Dash, just because you're athletic doesn't mean you aren't smart.
Yeah, just look at me.
Reading is something everypony can enjoy if they just give it a try.
I get it.
I shouldn't knock something until I've tried it.
That's a great lesson.
And it would make a great letter to the princess.
Did you get all that? Yeah Great! You write the letter, I gonna finish this book.
Another day, another dungeon.
With Daring-Do out of the way the world will suffer mightily at my hands.
I AM VICTORIOUS! I'll take that! What?! NOOO!!! Better luck next time, Ahuizotl.
Curse you, Daring-Do! "And so, with Ahuizotl defeated and the sapphire statue secured" "the world was safe and sound once again.
" "Thanks to Daring-Do.
" "Daring-Do and the Griffon's Goblet".