My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic s05e24 Episode Script

The Mane Attraction

Wow, Applejack! Are you sure you've never managed a concert before? Well it turns out doin' up a concert's the same as settin' up a rodeo! And thanks to Pinkie's connections organizing the Ponypalooza Rock Concert, we've got quite a lineup for the Helping Hooves Music Festival! Twilight! Applejack! Rainbow Dash! Rarity! Fluttershy! Spike! Pinkie Pie! Oh wait, that's me.
Everypony! What is it, Pinkie? I have the most amazing news ever! It is totally gonna freak your frizz! Well, spill it, Pinkie! It wasn't easy.
In fact, it was terribly difficult.
But I have managed to book the biggest pony pop star in all of Equestria as the main attraction of the Helping Hooves Music Festival! Sapphire Shores? Sapphire Shores?! Please! Sapphire Shores is merely the second biggest pony pop star in all of Equestria.
I have booked the one, the only, Countess Coloratura! Who in the hay is Countess Coloratura? My frizz has been freaked! Pinkie Pie, who is this Countess Coloratura pony? Uh, I just told you that she's the biggest pony pop star in Equestria! How how how how how have you not heard of her?! Don't know! Though I did know a gal named Coloratura when I was just a filly.
Wouldn't it just be the funniest thing if that Coloratura and this Coloratura were the same Coloratura! Do you mean to tell me that you actually know Countess Coloratura? Well, I don't think it's the same pony, since my friend wasn't any sort of highfalutin' countess.
Do you remember her cutie mark? Sure do! It had this super colorful bunch of musical notes that just shimmered in the light.
You mean like this?! Well, fancy that! That there's the very same cutie mark! Do you have any idea of the number of hoops I had to jump through to get her to perform at the festival?! A whole lot of hoops! That pony is very demanding! Nah.
Yah! I completely understand.
We artistes require certain necessities in order to do our best work.
This was clearly some sort of misunderstandin', cause Rara was just as down home as me! Rara?! Even that big name was too fancy for her, so I shortened Coloratura to Rara! We had the best time at Camp Friendship! Rara was just so easy goin'! We were like two apples from the same branch.
Rara and I prepared this song for the camp talent show.
When we performed, she belted it out, singin' in the most colorful, clear voice I've ever heard! ? Equestria, the land I love ? ? A land of harmony ? ? Our flag does wave from high above ? ? For ponykind to see ? ? Equestria, a land of friends ? ? Where ponykind do roam ? ? They say true friendship never ends ? ? Equestria, my home ? After camp, we wrote to each other for a bit, but then we lost touch.
But Rara always did want to go to Manehattan to try and make it big.
But a demandin' diva? Just you wait, Pinkie.
Once Rara gets here, you'll see she's just a plain old pony like you an' me.
I don't have to wait - she's here! Really? Rara? Countess Coloratura! Clear the way! Stand back! Keep your hooves and tail to yourselves! No that can't be her! hi.
Remember me? We met at Camp Friendship? I gave you the nickname Rara? AJ? Yeah, heh howdy, Rara! Hoofsies! Ooh, you got hoofsies from Countess Coloratura! Look! Ooh, she clearly thinks you're very special! Hoofsies! Hoofsies! Hoofsies! Yeah real special.
Now that's how you make an entrance! Big, bold, absolutely stunning! Though it was muddied a bit with your interaction with that dusty farmpony.
Do you actually know her? Oh yeah, that's my childhood fillyfriend, AJ! She was the one that started calling me Rara.
Oh yes, how cute and common.
Of course, I was the one that started calling you Countess, and just look at how you've moved up in Equestria since then! Why, you've gotten everything you've ever wanted! Speaking of which, where is the pony Pinkie Pie? Ooh! I'm the pony Pinkie Pie Mr.
Manager sir! Do you have the water imported from Rainbow Falls that I requested for Countess Coloratura? I have twenty glass containers full right here! Did I not tell you to provide straws in all of Countess Coloratura's beverages? Uh, I don't think so.
But lucky for you I have the biggest straw collection in Equestria! I call this straw Fernando.
Hm.
Let us confirm that you acquired the rest of the items that Countess Coloratura requested before she performs her run-through, shall we? Ooh, we shall! Floral arrangements from the royal Canterlot gardens chocolate eclairs made by Gustave le Grande a selection of crystals from the Crystal Empire freshly picked cherries from Cherry Jubilee's farm separated red from yellow Abso-tootley! Well, by some miracle your requests have been reasonably met.
So let us move on to rehearsal! See, Applejack? Demanding! Pinkie's right, Rarity! The Rara I knew didn't hide behind a veil givin' out fake stamp kisses, sippin' up imported water, and needin' her cherries separated Oh I do understand.
Sometimes it's hard to see our friends change.
She's become a whole other pony! Trust me.
Once you see Countess Coloratura perform, you simply won't believe it! ? Time for the spectacle ? ? Time for the show ? ? The lights are bright and the colors glow ? ? I'm not just anypony ? ? I think you know ? ? The time is now, it's about to go! ? ? Razzle dazzle ? ? Glitz and glam ? ? Turn it all up, it's a spectacle ? ? Razzle dazzle ? ? Glitz and glam ? ? Turn it all up, it's a spectacle ? ? Give me more ? ? Razzle dazzle ? ? Glitter eyes, big surprise ? ? Lights, cameras ? ? Razzle dazzle ? ? Glitz and glam ? ? Turn it all up, it's a spectacle ? ? Hear the applause ? ? Here to impress ? ? Not just a pony, I am the Countess! ? Rarity was right! I don't believe it! Oh my shining star! Thanks to the sparkling costumes, dazzling choreography and brilliant vocal effects that I designed, your performance was spectacular, Countess Coloratura! Oh, thank you, Svengallop! Correct me if I'm wrong here, but that fellow isn't actually complimentin' Rara.
He's congratulatin' all the bells and whistles he's piled on to make her Countess Coloratura.
Oh nonononono, you don't understand, Applejack! Creating all of those elements is a lot of work, and Countess Coloratura's perfomance wouldn't exist without them.
If you ask me, that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.
Oh, if we're all done here, I'd love to go back to my trailer and rest, Svengallop.
Actually, right now you're scheduled for your meet and greet with the schoolponies! Ugh, I can totally get you out of meeting with the schoolponies, Countess.
Absolutely not.
My favorite part of any event is meeting with the schoolponies! The schoolponies'll be so happy to hear that, Rara! Ponyville schoolponies! As part of the Helping Hooves Music Festival, I'm holding a contest where some of you will get a chance to sing with me onstage at the concert tomorrow! Sound fun? Alright! Now who wants more hoofsies? Now that's more like the Rara I remember.
But I got everything you requested! That was for Countess Coloratura! This is for me! And what I want is premium oats! Oh! Well we have lots of tasty oats right here in Ponyville! I would not feed those to a chicken! I want top-of-the-line Apploosan oats! Next, it appears that we are surrounded by apple trees.
Bring me five hundred pre-peeled, pre-cored apples, and I want those things in twenty four hours! But that's impossible! Do you want me to pull Countess Coloratura from your little podunk charity show?! Because I will! Applejack! Svengallop just made all of these new demands and he said- I heard, Pinkie, but don't you fret.
I'll talk to Rara and fix things right up.
Did'ja see sis, did'ja see?! Is this the little sister you wrote to me about, AJ? Hold on, Applejack.
You wrote to Countess Coloratura about me?! AJ said you were the best little sister ever, Apple Bloom! Alright now, you'd best get along, little ponies.
Uh hey Rara, you mind if I talk to you about your manager? Sure, what about him? Well, while you were meetin' with the schoolponies, he was demandin' all sorts of stuff from Pinkie Pie.
Svengallop works very hard as my manager AJ, so if he needs some things when we're on the road, I don't see anything wrong with that.
Well do you see somethin' wrong with him tellin' Pinkie that if she doesn't get those things by tomorrow, he'll pull you from our charity festival? What? But he knows how important charity is to me, and leaving the festival would completely ruin my image! I'm afraid Svengallop doesn't give a pickled pippin about your charity work.
That's not true! Svengallop has always supported me in all my interests.
You're just saying those things because you're jealous! Jealous of what? A pony who hides behind a veil so thick she can't see when somepony's usin' her? No, I'm not jealous of that, Rara.
I am not Rara, I am Countess Coloratura! And while we may have been friends while we were young, we have clearly gone in different directions! It just ain't right! He's manipulatin' her, and she's just not seein' it! Enough stewin', more peelin'! Sorry Pinkie, but there is no way I'm lettin' that lousy Svengallop use my friend like that! Countess Coloratura! Wow, AJ, you said my real name.
I said your new name, but I saw the real you hangin' out with those schoolponies yesterday.
And I know somepony that'd prefer if you stopped doin' those little events.
Ugh, not this again.
Come on now.
You've just got to give me a chance to prove what I'm sayin' is true.
And just how are you going to do that? Do exactly what I say.
We'll see if that Svengallop truly has your best interests at heart.
Svengallop? Svengallop! Where are you, Svengallop? Here I am! Did you need something? Yes, I was considering maybe cancelling the contest with the schoolponies? Countess, this is wonderful! I've been waiting forever for you to cancel that pointless schoolpony contest.
You have? You do it at every charity event, and it does absolutely nothing to promote the Countess Coloratura image that I built! Consider it cancelled! Pinkie Pie! Yes, Svengallop, sir! We are making some adjustments to the show.
Follow me! Cancel the contest for the fillies and schedule me a spa treatment! Now that I don't have to oversee a rehearsal with those brats, I have time for the works! You know the drill! Deliver, or the diva ditches your dippy charity! Okay, Countess Coloratura, all taken care of! You know the drill! Deliver, or the diva ditches your dippy charity! So that's how you've been managing things? Yeah, so? What's the problem? The problem is you've been using my name to intimidate ponies to get what you want! But I work incredibly hard for you! I deserve everything I get! But not because you scare ponies into thinking I won't perform for their charities otherwise! I would never do that to my fans! Which is why you should have known that I would never cancel the schoolponies' contest! Hm, all this charity and schoolpony contest nonsense is just remnants of that boring little Rara I met back in Manehattan! You clearly don't understand the real me! Ha, that's a joke! I made you somepony! What can you even do without me? Good luck, Countess Coloratura! Good luck.
Oh, Rara, I'm so sorry! Are you gonna be okay for the concert tonight? Of course! After all, the show must go on! Ohmygosh, Rarity, Svengallop's right! This is gonna be a disaster! I'm gonna be terrible! Can you give us a minute, Rarity? Certainly.
Now, why's it gonna be so terrible? Because Svengallop was in charge of everything! The lights, the visuals, the sound! Without Svengallop, I have nothing! Now now, don't go gettin' yourself into a tizzy there, Rara.
Svengallop turned you into Countess Coloratura, and acted like your friend so he could enjoy the perks that came with bein' a star! But the real perk of friendship is gettin' to see your friend bein' true to theirself! And Rara, when you're simply yourself, you're the brightest star I've ever seen shine.
Good evening, everypony! Welcome to opening night of the Helping Hooves Music Festival! Now it is my great honor to introduce you to our headlining act, Countess Coloratura! This song may be familiar, but yet, it's totally different.
Kind of like me, Rara.
? I'm here to show you who I am ? ? Threw off the veil, it's finally time ? ? There's more to me than glitz and glam, oh-whoa ? ? And now I feel my stars align ? ? For I had believed what I was sold ? ? I did all the things that I was told ? ? But all that has changed, and now I'm bold ? ? Cause I know ? ? That I am just a pony ? ? I make mistakes from time to time ? ? But now I know the real me ? ? And put my heart out on the line ? ? And let the magic in my heart stay true ? ? And let the magic in my heart stay true ? ? Just like the magic inside of you ? ? And now I see those colors ? ? Right before my eyes ? ? I hear my voice so clearly ? ? And I know that it is right ? ? They thought I was weak, but I am strong ? ? They sold me the world, but they were wrong ? ? And now that I'm back I still belong ? ? Cause I know ? ? That I am just a pony ? ? I make mistakes from time to time ? ? But now I know the real me ? ? And put my heart out on the line ? ? And let the magic in my heart stay true, whoa, whoa, whoa ? ? And let the magic in my heart stay true, whoa, whoa, whoa ? ? Just like the magic inside of you ? Thank you, everypony! When I arrived at the Helping Hooves Music Festival, I had forgotten who I really was! But then an old friend reminded me what real friendship is about, and she told me that if I was true to myself, I couldn't go wrong! So I have a very special surprise for her.
Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, come on up! ? Equestria, the land I love ? ? A land of harmony ? ? Our flag does wave from high above ? ? For ponykind to see ? ? Equestria, a land of friends ? ? Where ponykind do roam ? ? They say true friendship never ends ? ? Equestria, my home ? OmegaBowser, Max le Fou OmegaBowser Retropony