This is a transcript of My Little Pony and Sesame Street: Rainbow Roadtrip


Elmo: [reading the title card] My Little Pony and Sesame Street: Rainbow Roadtrip.

Singer: [singing] I got your message, the sun is shining.

And the open road is calling our names.

My bag is packed, so are you ready?

'Cause to lose this day would be a shame.

There's a rainbow waitin', a song is playin'.

And I can't wait to hit the road with you.

There's a rainbow waitin'.

And we got rainbow road-trippin' to do!


Pinkie Pie: [singsongy] Road trip! [normal] Okay, not technically a road trip, because we're taking that. Uh-huh. Whoa!

Rainbow Dash: Beat ya to the balloon!

Pinkie Pie: Nope! I'm gonna beat you!



Pinkie Pie: [humming]

Rainbow Dash: [laughs]

Pinkie Pie: Whoa!

[both grunting]

Pinkie Pie: I'm gonna beat you!

Rainbow Dash: No, I'm gonna— [gasps]

Pinkie Pie: Eep!

Elmo: Hello!

Applejack: Howdy.

Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash: [grunting]

Rainbow Dash: [panting] Okay, I was fourth.

Pinkie Pie: Yeah? Well, I was fifth! [giggles]

Rainbow Dash: That's not even—!

Pinkie Pie: Aw, yeah!

Rainbow Dash: But I beat you!

Applejack: Y'all are both still late! We gotta shove off soon, or we'll miss the tailwind.

Fluttershy: Don't worry. We wouldn't have left without you.

Zoe: Yeah.

Rarity: Well, that goes without saying, darling. After all, Rainbow Dash is the guest of honor at the Rainbow Festival.


Rainbow Dash: Ha-ha!

Fluttershy: Has anypony seen Twilight? It's not like her to be late for an adventure.

Ernie: That's true.

Twilight Sparkle: I'm coming, I'm coming! [panting]

Spike: [grunting]

Twilight Sparkle: [panting] Sorry. I just had to pack up a few books and papers to grade.

Spike: [straining] And by "few", she means "slightly less than I'm able to lift"! [grunts]

Rainbow Dash: Wait. You're bringing work to a festival?

Pinkie Pie: Yeah! It's supposed to be a nonstop fun-o-rama party!

Elmo: Elmo loves parties!

Zoe, Elmo's Friends and the rest of the Mane Six: Yeah!

Twilight Sparkle: Grading papers is fun. It's relaxing and rewarding and—

Applejack: Too much to talk about right now.

Grover: Talk about it.


[flame igniting]

Spike: [grunts, sighs]

Applejack: Let 'er loose, Spike!

Twilight Sparkle: Keep an eye on things for me, and feel free to file those class assignments while I'm gone.

Spike: It's my top priority. Have fun, everypony!

[music, music stops]

Fluttershy: Um, why aren't we going anywhere?

Abby Cadabby: Yeah.

Bert: That's weird.

Applejack: Hmm. The basket's too heavy.

Rainbow Dash: Rarity?

Rarity: How dare you! I brought the itsy-est valise!

Applejack: Sorry to do this, Twilight, but...


Twilight Sparkle: My papers!

Zoe: Uh oh.



Spike: [grunts] Ugh.

Applejack: They'll keep 'til we get back.

Twilight Sparkle: [groans]

Rainbow Dash: Miss us!

Pinkie Pie: Bye-bye!

Rosita: Adios!

Twilight Sparkle: Keep an eye on things!

Spike: See ya! And remember, whatever happens at the Rainbow Festival, I wanna hear all about it when you get back!

[Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six giving various goodbyes]

[traveling music]

[birds chirping]

Rarity: Did somepony mention something about a spa in... where is it we're going again?

Julia: Spa?

Rainbow Dash: Hope Hollow. Or, as I like to call it...


Rainbow Dash: "Rainbow Dash Fan Central"!

Applejack: Ugh. You're gonna be like this the whole trip, ain't ya?

Rainbow Dash: You know it! I mean, look at this letter! They love me there!

Twilight Sparkle: [reading] "Dear Rainbow Dash, thank you for agreeing to be our guest at this year's famous Hope Hollow Rainbow Festival. The many members of your fan club..."

Rainbow Dash: [clears throat]

Applejack: [sighs]

Twilight Sparkle: [continues reading] "...are looking forward to your visit. You and your friends will be staying at our famous luxury Rainbow Resort and Spa, where your every whim will be catered to."

Rarity: Oh, I accept that challenge. I have so many whims.

Fluttershy: Oh, look. There's a famous butterfly garden, too.

Abby Cadabby: That's so magical!

Rudy: And pretty fun too!

Twilight Sparkle: Hmm. Y'know, it's strange that we never heard of this festival before, especially since everything in the town is so well-known.

Rainbow Dash: [reading] "At this year's festival, you can eat treats at the traditional Rainbow Bakery Booth, sing your favorite rainbow-themed songs at the karaoke competition..."

Pinkie Pie: Bakery and karaoke?! It's like they see into my soul!

Applejack: [reading] "...and try our famous rainbow trout catch-and-release activity." Huh. Now that sounds right up my river.

Pinkie Pie: Plus, we get to watch the mayor give Rainbow Dash an award! I call dibs on the cheering section! [squeals]

[party cannon]

Rarity: An award for what, exactly?

Rainbow Dash: I 'unno. Showing up? General coolness? [laughs] All of the above?

Twilight Sparkle: Well, we're so glad you invited us along.

Pinkie Pie: Yeah! It's gonna be one long party, which starts... now!

Elmo: [laughs]

Pinkie Pie: [singing] A hundred bottles of pop on the wall.

A hundred bottles of pop.

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [singing]

Take one down, pass it around.

Ninety-nine bottles of pop on the wall.

Ninety-nine bottles of pop on the wall.

Ninety-nine bottles of pop... [fades out]

Pinkie Pie: [singing] Two bottles of pop on the wall Two bottles of pop.

Take it down, pass it around.

One bottle of pop on the wall.

And a-one more time!

A hundred bottles of pop on the wall.

[muffled speaking] Six times too many?

Rainbow Dash: Ugh. Shouldn't we be there by now?

Applejack: Huh. I thought so, too. Maybe we should've turned left at that last cloud instead o' right.

Telly Monster: Applejack's got a point there.

Fluttershy: Ooh, it's getting darker by the minute.

Rarity: I can't see anything! Oh.

Gonger: Me neither.

Count von Count: Neither do I.

Pinkie Pie: I spy with my little eye... a rainbow!

Rainbow Dash: Great. We're playing that game now?

Pinkie Pie: No, I really do spy a rainbow!

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [awed reactions]

Twilight Sparkle: Wow! That's the biggest rainbow I've ever seen.

Elmo: Wow Elmo loves rainbows!

Abby Cadabby: Me too! They are so beautiful!

Rarity: [panicked] And we're headed right for it!

Prairie Dawn: Calm down Rarity, i'm sure we won't crash into it.

Rainbow Dash: Don't worry. We'll pass right through it. Rainbows aren't solid.


Zoe: Uh oh.

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [gasping]

Applejack: Tell that to the rainbow.

Twilight Sparkle: I don't think that's a rainbow. It's a rainbow billboard!


Fluttershy: Oh, no!

Elizabeth: [panicking] This is not good at all!

Twilight Sparkle: Hang on, everyone!

[air escaping]

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [screaming]

Pinkie Pie: [blowing]

Rarity: I don't think that working!

Telly Monster: Oh no!

Applejack and Rosita: We're gonna craaaaash!

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [resume screaming]

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [screaming]

Twilight Sparkle: Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Abby Cadabby let's get everyone out!


[teleportation zap]

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [sighing]

Grover: That was a close one...


Grover: Or not.

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [scream]

Pinkie Pie: [coughs]

Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie: [gasp]

Applejack: Phew! Thanks, y'all. That basket could've been us.

Baby Bear: Yeah.

Cookie Monster: You said it.

Fluttershy: Where... are we?

Pinkie Pie: Uh-huh! [reading sign] "Welcome to Hope Hollow: Home of the Famous..."


Pinkie Pie: [resumes reading] "...Rainbow Festival"!

Rarity: We've arrived, and there's nopony here to greet us?

Twilight Sparkle: Good thing, too. The guest of honor and her friends just destroyed the town sign.

Fluttershy: Rainbow Dash, did your letter say where our hotel is?

Rainbow Dash: Uh... [reading] "The middle of town".

Rudy: In the middle of town?

Twilight Sparkle: Hmm... Doesn't really help much when you don't know where the middle is. Let's start looking.


[spooky music]

[sign creaking]

Applejack: Huh. Funny. You'd think a big luxury resort would be sorta, well... easier to spot.

Pinkie Pie: Yeah! It seems like the whole town's shut down.

Fluttershy: Oh, look. There's somepony.

Twilight Sparkle: Hmmm. Hello!

Petunia Petals: [gasps] Oh.

Twilight Sparkle: Maybe you can help us. We're here for the Rainbow Festival.

Petunia Petals: [Minnesota accent] Oh, uh, "Rainbow Festival"?

Rainbow Dash: Yeah, you know, the one where I'm the guest of honor? [laughs] Yeah!

Petunia Petals: Oh, for cryin' in the mud, what's Sunny done now?

Applejack: Excuse me?

Herry Monster: Wait what was that?

Petunia Petals: I mean, um, you'd best talk to Mayor Skies about that.

Twilight Sparkle: Great! And where would we find him?

Petunia Petals: City hall. Uh, but it's closed 'til tomorrow, don'tcha know? Is there somethin' I can help ya with?

Rarity: Uh, yes, please. Could you direct us to the Hope Hollow Luxury Resort?

Petunia Petals: [giggles]


Petunia Petals: Oh! Oh, you mean the hotel?

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: Mm-hmm.

Petunia Petals: That's easy. There's only one in town.

Applejack: Could you, uh, give us directions?

Petunia Petals: No need. You're there.

[doors open]

Petunia Petals: I mean here!


[lights click]

Petunia Petals: Hotel Hope, also known as the Town Information Center and Library! My name's Petunia Petals, by the way. Helloooo!


Petunia Petals: I'm the librarian here and the information guide...


Petunia Petals: ...and the hotel manager, historian, chef, portrait painter—

Rainbow Dash: Um, I'm Rainbow Dash, and this is everyone.

Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Rudy and Grover: Hello.

Rosita: Hola.

Applejack: Howdy.

Petunia Petals: Well, hello, everone! You just wait one hoofshake, and I'll take ya to the room.

Rarity: The room?

Petunia Petals: There's only one. Makes it easier to find! [chuckles]


Petunia Petals: Here it is! The Royal Suite!

[door opens]

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [gasp]

[lights flickering]

Rarity: [gasping dramatically] How rustic and charming.

Petunia Petals: Isn't it just?

Rainbow Dash: I couldn't help noticing there are only three beds.


Rainbow Dash: Okay, four.

Bert: I know right? Good thing we brougt our sleeping bags.

Elmo: Bert's right we brought our sleeping bags with us.

Pentuina Petals: Oh, there's a pop-out, too! [grunts] It can be a little tricky.


Petunia Petals: There she is. Sleeps two. You'll be all fresh and ready to see the mayor in the mornin'.

[door opens]

Petunia Petals: Sleep tight.

[door closes]


Twilight Sparkle: Did anypony notice anything strange about Petunia?

Rarity: Other than that she just called this place "the Royal Suite"?

Applejack: Hard to tell in this light, but she looked a little gray, didn't she?

Big Bird: She sure did.

Snuffy: I saw that too.

Rarity: Probably from all the dust up here. [blows, coughs]

Pinkie Pie: Aw, this room's not so bad. All it needs is some balloons, streamers... [humming] And... a piñata! Good thing I brought some!

Fluttershy: Huh? And look. It comes with a cute little spider. Hello, spider.

[spider squeaks]

Fluttershy: Awww.

Rainbow Dash: [groans] Sorry, everypony. I didn't know what I was getting you into.

Abby Cadabby: Aw. That's okay Rainbow Dash.

Twilight Sparkle: Aw. The most important thing is we're all together.

Applejack: Yeah. As long as we have beds...

Prairie Dawn: And sleeping bags.

Applejack: sleep in, we're set.


Applejack: Whoa! Ugh.

Zoe: Are you okay Applejack? [helps her out of the pop-out bed]


Twilight Sparkle: Well... [yawns] wasn't the worst night of sleep ever.

Telly Monster: It probably will be for sure.

Rarity: But definitely in the top three... or would that be the bottom three?

[ponies murmuring]

Fluttershy: Why is everypony looking at us?

Cookie Monster: I know right?

Applejack: Maybe they recognize Rainbow Dash.

Rainbow Dash: Or Princess Twilight. But probably me.

Rarity: No. I think they're staring because we're the only part of this town that isn't... gray.

Pinkie Pie: Whadaya mean?

Rarity: Look around. All the colors here are gone!

Julia: Gone.

Twilight Sparkle: That's so strange. It's just like I noticed about Petunia last night. Everything's mostly gray.

Petunia Petals: Oh! Hellooo!

Applejack: Except the stuff that's grayer.

Fluttershy: Oh, my. I knew something was different, but—

Rainbow Dash: This is so weird!

Rosita: Si very weird.

Ernie: You said it.

Man Pony: Huh?

Rarity: And the way they're gawking at us, it appears they think we're the odd ones.

Fluttershy: Maybe they don't even notice. It might be rude to mention it.

Twilight Sparkle: I wonder what caused this.

Applejack: We can ask the mayor.

Rainbow Dash: Yeah, if we ever find him.

[ponies whispering]

Barley Barrel and Pickle Barrel: [grunting]

Barley Barrel: Quit shoving!

Pickle Barrel: Shoving? These are pro-level moves I'm doing, sis. Yeah— Ohhh!

Barley Barrel: C'mon! Let go!

Barley Barrel and Pickle Barrel: [gasp, grunt, gasp again]

[angelic choir]



Barley Barrel and Pickle Barrel: [whispering indistinctly]

Mrs. Hoofington: [upper-class accent] Don't pout, dear. It'll wrinkle your withers.

Mr. Hoofington: [upper-class accent] I'm not pouting, sweetums, but I am hurt by your comment. I thought the pie I baked was quite tasty.

Mrs Hoofington: I didn't say it wasn't.

Mr. Hoofington: You didn't say it was.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoofington: Oh!

Moody Root: Watch where you're goin'! You don't own the sidewalk, ya know?!

Mr. Hoofington: Well, I never!

Mrs. Hoofington: Ugh.

Mr. Hoofington: Huh?

Mr. and Mrs. Hoofington: Oh!

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: Huh?

[crane cranking]

Applejack: Well, look at that. Somepony's fixin' up our balloon.

Baby Bear: Awesome!

Mayor Sunny Skies: [Minnesota accent] Oh, goodness. This is unfortunate. Bad with a side of terribly awful. [to Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six] Excuse me. Sorry.

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [angry reactions]

Mayor Sunny Skies: [sighs] Eh? Ohhh! [laughs] Well, stuff me in an olive and call me a pimento! It's the Rainbow Dash! Ya made it! Uh, it is.. you, isn't it?

Rainbow Dash: Pretty sure, yeah.

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh, thank Celestia! I saw the balloon, thought the worst, and... Well, you're here, all o' ya! Welcome to the Hope Hollow Annual Rainbow Festival!

Twilight Sparkle: I'm Twilight Sparkle, and you must be... Mayor Sunny Skies: Sunny Skies, the mayor o' this lovely town, and pleased as a poplar tree to meetcha!

Fluttershy: We're very sorry about your rainbow billboard, Mr. Mayor. It was dark and—

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh, don't give it a second thought. That old thing needed repair anyway. I haven't used it since... uh... well, never mind. Uh, a-a-anyway, once your balloon's fixed up, Torque can take care of the billboard. Everypony, meet Torque Wrench, our town handypony. She offered to repair your balloon for ya.

Torque Wrench: He volunteered me.

Mayor Sunny Skies: She'll have it fixed in a jiffy.

Torque Wrench: If, by "jiffy", ya mean "this will take all day". [torch flame]

Mayor Sunny Skies: Sooo ya got in last night. I wish I'd known. I would've been here to greetcha. Uh, where'd y'all stay?

Rarity: At the "Luxury Hotel".

Applejack: Petunia Petals let us in.

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh, well, of course she did. She's somethin', I'll tell you what. I'd be lost without her. I mean, uh, th-the town would be.


Twilight Sparkle: Mayor, I hope you don't mind my asking, but is there a reason your town is... faded?

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh! Heh. Ya spotted that, did ya? Well, it's a... long story. Uh, why don't I show you the town highlights first?

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [confused reactions]


Mayor Sunny Skies: Here's our famous outdoor spa with the all-natural mud bath. Pretty, huh?


Rarity: Ah! Ugh.

Zoe, Rosita, Abby Cadabby, Julia, Prairie Dawn and Elizabeth: [have disgusted reactions to the outdoor spa]

Twilight Sparkle: Maybe we could see some of the Rainbow Festival activities from the brochure. Mayor Sunny Skies: O' course! The bakery booth is there...

Fluttershy: Huh?

Twilight Sparkle: Hmm?

Mayor Sunny Skies: Or... will be. We're... still settin' up, but we gotta lotta great things planned.

Fluttershy: And... the butterfly garden?

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh, that's right over here.

Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Elmo and Cookie Monster: Huh.

[paper falling]

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh, uh, lemme fix that.

Fluttershy: So none of the butterflies are actually...

Mayor Sunny Skies: Real? Oh, no. Uh, what with the flowers not havin' color and all, the butterflies don't really come around much anymore.

Big Bird: Oh dear that's terrible.

Applejack: I'm almost afraid to ask, but the brochure mentioned fishin'?

Mayor Sunny Skies: Fishin'? Oh, I'm not sure whatcha mean.

Twilight Sparkle: "Our famous rainbow trout"?

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh, yah, sure! Uh, well, uh, you don't fish for him exactly. You just kinda, uh, talk to him. Uh, he's right over, uh... [sighs] That's funny. Where'd our trout go?

Trout Pony: Oh, Mr. Mayor! Uh, just, uh, taking my lunch now, okay? [slurp!]

Mayor Sunny Skies: [chuckles nervously]

Pinkie Pie: Um, so no big deal – well, actually, okay, yes, kind of a big deal – but the brochure also mentioned a karaoke contest? [blink, blink]

Mayor Sunny Skies: Right here!

[sign falls]


[microphone feedback]

Mayor Sunny Skies: The trout doubles on harmonica.

Trout Pony: [toots harmonica]

Fluttershy: How... multitalented of him.

Pinkie Pie: Good thing I bring my own karaoke party! [singing] With me wherever I go.

Whoa, whoa-oh!

Mayor Sunny Skies: Well, uh... that's the big tour.


Twilight Sparkle: Mayor Skies.

Mayor Sunny Skies: Eh?

Twilight Sparkle: I don't understand. Your Rainbow Festival isn't quite as you described.

Rainbow Dash: And the resort hotel wasn't what it was cracked up to be either.

Applejack: 'Cept for all the cracks.

Count von Count: Yeah.

Rarity: None of these things are as pictured in your brochure.

Mayor Sunny Skies: Well, maybe I exaggerated a little, but I-I'd intended on havin' everythin' ready. It's just kinda hard gettin' anypony excited about anythin' in this town anymore! Ugh. I didn't think ya'd come if ya knew the truth.

Twilight Sparkle: The truth?

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh... There is no Rainbow Festival!

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [gasp]

Applejack: No Rainbow Festival?!

Rainbow Dash: No fan club?!

Mayor Sunny Skies: Believe me, I didn't mean to—

Rainbow Dash: Bring us here for nothing?!

Twilight Sparkle: Think of all the papers I could be grading!

Mayor Sunny Skies: If ya just let me—

Rarity: We should just leave this very moment!

Elmo: Rarity's right we have to leave at once.

Applejack: Balloon's not fixed yet.

Fluttershy: Maybe we should let the mayor explain.

Mayor Sunny Skies: [clears throat] Uh, guess I should start at the beginnin'. A long time ago, when my Grandpa Skies was mayor, Hope Hollow was different. They used to call this town "The End of the Rainbow", 'cause everything you'd ever want, you could find right here.

Mayor Sunny Skies: [singing] Next door neighbors chatting over white-wood fences.

Stoppin' on the street to say hello.

When friends did well, we sang their praises.

Brought soup to comfort them when they felt low.

That was our town at the end of the rainbow.

No pots of gold or buried treasure.

Just everypony looking after each other.

The truest riches cannot be measured.

It was a lesson that had kept us together.

In our town at the end of the rainbow.

To honor our fine town, my Grandpa Skies decided.

To throw a party each and every year.

They planned for weeks, cooked for days, celebrated fifty ways.

So everypony would gather here.

In our town at the end of the rainbow.

Grandpa made a gizmo called the Rainbow Generator.

To paint the sky with lots of colors shining bold and bright.

To remind us all together we are greater.

And darkness never wins against the coming of the light.

Grandpa passed it on to Dad, then it was my turn.

To make the pretty rainbows in the sky.

It filled my heart with pride to see our whole town gathered gratefully.

Where we were sure there would never be.

An end to the rainbow.

Then fences went up, we lost track of our neighbors.

Each year passing, dimming spirits all around.

The happy days came to an end.

Nopony had time to spend together in the town.

I thought I knew exactly what the festival needed.

A bigger, better rainbow would surely make them see it.

But the extra magic was too much for the Rainbow Generator.

And I'm the one who brought the rainbow to an end.

That's how our town, our little pony town.

That's how our town saw the end of the rainbow.

Pinkie Pie: [bawls] That is the saddest story-song I've ever heard!

Telly Monster: It sure was.

Mayor Sunny Skies: I tried for a long time to get everypony interested in the Festival again. To remember what it's like to come together as a community and share the fun. But nopony even bothered listenin'. That's why I wrote to you, Rainbow Dash. You were my last hope. I figured if a pony of your stature came to town, it would get everypony excited about puttin' on the Festival again. I mean, "Rainbow"'s even part o' your name!

Rainbow Dash: Mmm, yeah, I can see that.

Twilight Sparkle: Mr. Mayor, what kind of magic did you use on the Rainbow Generator?

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh, I'm not sure. I didn't know what I was dealin' with. I only wanted to help. But instead, I sucked all the color outta the town. That billboard's one o' the only things that didn't change. To me, it's a reminder of what we can be. Keeps the "Hope" in "Hope Hollow".

Twilight Sparkle: Hmmm. If I could find out the type of magic you used, I might be able to reverse the spell.

Mayor Sunny Skies: Ya mean, you're gonna stay?

Elmo, Zoe, Elmo's Friends and Mane Six: [agreeing]

Applejack: Heh. Nothin' we like better than a challenge, 'specially when it comes to helpin' ponies.

Rosita: Si, we love helping out.

Mayor Sunny Skies: You don't know how clam-happy this all makes me! Thank you kindly!

Twilight Sparkle: We'll do whatever we can to bring back your Rainbow Festival.

Mayor Sunny Skies: I won't fib to ya, it won't be easy. It's gotten so nopony even talks to each other anymore.

Twilight Sparkle: Mmm, it might be tough, but we have a little experience bringing ponies together.

Pinkie Pie: Yay! This is exactly like planning a party! Only bigger, 'cause it's a festival! [giggles] Which means more cupcakes! Whoo-hoo! Ooh. Ah! I've got a date with the Bakery Booth! Ha-ha!


Pinkie Pie: [giggling rhythmically]

Fluttershy: Um... I'd better go with her.

Mr. Johnson: I think we should.

Rarity: Hmmm, an overall stylistic look to unify the sentiment of the celebration. That's what this festival needs.

Mayor Sunny Skies: Ya mean like a rainbow?

Rarity: Yes, darling, yes, yes, but more complex, more thematic, something like— Ooh! something like that! Formidable!

Twilight Sparkle: The biggest challenge is getting your town interested in a Rainbow Festival when everything's so... gray. I think if we can bring the color back, it'll solve everything.

Mayor Sunny Skies: Yah, I'm with ya there, but—

Twilight Sparkle: Rainbow Dash, I need your help.

Rainbow Dash: Mr. Mayor, seriously, is there a fan club?

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh, you betcha! They're around... somewhere.

Rainbow Dash: Ugh.

Applejack: Any tools I can borrow, your Honor? I'm gonna spruce up that billboard to let everypony know this here Rainbow Festival's back in business!

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh, that's music to my ears! Torque Wrench, let's get our guest tooled up, whadaya say? She's gonna put our rainbow back up.

Torque Wrench: [sarcastically] Oh, yippee.


Petunia Petals: Heh-heh.

Mayor Sunny Skies: Oh! Uh, if ya don't mind, I, uh, I have a speech to work on. See ya 'round.

Applejack: Hmm.

Rainbow Dash: So... what's your plan?

Twilight Sparkle: If magic caused this, maybe magic can solve it.


[magic sounds]

Twilight Sparkle: [sighs] Oh, I was afraid of that. I've never seen any magic like this before.

Rainbow Dash: Heh. Let me try. I mean, "Rainbow"'s part of my name, right?




[ponies exclaiming]

Rainbow Dash: Ugh. Yeah, that's all I got.

Cookie Monster: Uh oh.

Twilight Sparkle: [sighs] Thanks for trying. I guess I need to do more research.


Barley Barrel: Look out!

Pickle Barrel: No, you look out!

Barley and Pickle Barrel: [screaming]

Twilight Sparkle: [gasps]

Elmo: Oh no!

Ernie: This can't be good.

Telly Monster: [covers his eyes] I can't look!

Barley and Pickle Barrel: [grunt]

Pickle Barrel: [groans]

Rainbow Dash: Are you okay?

Prairie Dawn: Yeah we saw you crashing down. Are you two okay?

Barley and Pickle Barrel: Oh!

Barley Barrel: Why did you zig in front of me like that?

Pickle Barrel: I didn't zig! You zigged! I zagged!

Barley Barrel: That's no excuse for—!

Rainbow Dash: Guys, guys, hold on! It was just an accident.

Grover: I agree with Rainbow Dash, it was an accident.

Zoe: That's right Grover accidents happen.

Pickle Barrel: An accident that happened in front of you.

Barley Barrel: Ugh, I'm so embarrassed. All of our lives, we've been wanting to meet you, and—

Rainbow Dash: Wait. So you're the fan club?


Barley Barrel: You've heard of us?

Pickle Barrel: Barley's the president.

Barley Barrel: Pickle's the assistant president.

Rainbow Dash: Well, what do you know? The mayor was telling the truth about something!

Barley Barrel: Anyway, you're my brother's favorite Wonderbolt!

Pickle Barrel: And my sister's favorite Wonderbolt, too!

Barley Barrel: He knows all your best moves!

Pickle Barrel: So does she!

Barley Barrel: We practice all of 'em, every day!

Barley and Pickle Barrel: [grunting]

Pickle Barrel: But we really can't do them. [to Barley] Well, it's true!

Barley Barrel: [to Pickle] Go ahead. Ask her.

Pickle Barrel: No, you ask her.

Barley Barrel: No, you ask her!

Pickle Barrel: No, you!

Barley Barrel: No, you do it!

Pickle Barrel: No, you do it!

Barley Barrel: Mmm!

Rainbow Dash: Somepony ask me!

Barley Barrel: Do you think maybe... you could give us a lesson? Just a tiny one? Show us some of your moves?

Rainbow Dash: Heh. Well, you promise to listen and work hard and practice?

Barley and Pickle Barrel: [gasp]

Pickle Barrel: Yes!

Barley Barrel: Absolutely, practice!

Rainbow Dash: Heh, tell you what. If I like what I see, the three of us will put on a show at the Rainbow Festival.

Barley and Pickle Barrel: Oh!

Barley Barrel: There's still a Rainbow Festival?

Pickle Barrel: And we're gonna perform at it?

Rainbow Dash: I think the whole town should know there's a couple of future Wonderbolts living here. C'mon! We got work to do!


Barley Barrel: Did you hear that?!

Pickle Barrel: She called us "future Wonderbolts"!


[magic sounds]

Applejack: I think some o' this can be saved, but we'll need some fresh lumber. Uh, Torque, the mayor said maybe you could lend a hoof.

Torque Wrench: [groans] Him and his crazy schemes. What's your business in this anyhoo? Hmm?

Applejack: Well, for one thing, we're helpin' the mayor. And for another, Granny Smith always says, "You break somethin', you fix it. And any job you do, you should be proud of." Torque Wrench: [laughs] Proud of bein' the repairpony? [laughs]

Applejack: Well, absolutely! It's a pretty rare talent to have. Nice work on that balloon basket, by the way. Reweavin' all that straw is no joke. Torque Wrench: Oh. Yah, well, thanks for, well, noticin'.

Applejack: [grunts]


[magic sounds]

Rarity: [humming] Hmm? That's one of my designs! Hello?

Kerfuffle: [gasps] Whoa, no way! Stack my pancakes! Are you really the Rarity?!

Rarity: Uh, it's just "Rarity". Uh, and I-I couldn't help but notice that you've got—

Kerfuffle: [gasps] I love ya! I love ya so much! Your work, I mean! Your designs, your taste, your eye for beauty!

Rarity: Well, thank you—

Kerfuffle: They're the perfect canvas for me to fancy up!

Rarity: Yes, about that. The— the hat, the— the boa, the scarf, the— Kerfuffle Do ya like 'em?

Rarity: Very charming.

Rosita: Si!

Kerfuffle: [gasps] Thank ya! [giggles] Those are Kerfuffle originals! I'm Kerfuffle! Spelled like it sounds, with a double "ffff" for the "fuff"! [gasps] I should really stop talking now.

Rarity: I do hope you don't mind my asking. But with all this talent, why don't you simply display your own work instead of adding to others?

Kerfuffle: [laughs] Oh. Oh, no, I-I couldn't. It's... not good enough by itself.

Rarity: Hmph, au contraire. Take this shawl. Hoof-dyed, nicely woven, a piece of art by itself. Imagine if you could work in color.

Kerfuffle: Oh, I do imagine. I mean, that's how I design things. I feel in my heart what the colors are. Like this scarf. This stripe is red, then orange, yellow...

Rarity: Like a rainbow. How would you like to work with me and Rosita as the official assistant designer of the Rainbow Festival?

Kerfuffle: [gasps] Really? Work with you guys?! I can't believe it! [laughs gleefully] Wait, there's still a Rainbow Festival?

Rosita: Friends help eachother.

Rarity: Darling, if we have anything to do with it, not only will there be a festival, it will be the most stylish anypony in this town has ever seen! Now let's get started!

Rosita: Si let's do it!

[magic sounds]


[doors opening]

Twilight Sparkle: Wow...

[music continues]

Twilight Sparkle: [gasps]

Petunia Petals: Ya like it?

Twilight Sparkle: I love it! I just never thought—

Petunia Petals: That a teeny town like Hope Hollow would have a library this grand? We may be small, but we're well-read. I make sure of it.

Count von Cout: There are so many books to count.

Petunia Petals: Yes indeed Count.

Twilight Sparkle: Mayor Sunny was right. You are something!

Petunia Petals: Did he really say that? [giggles] Oh, that silly unicorn. Did he say anythin' else? I mean, uh, anyhoo, what can I do you for?

Twilight Sparkle: I don't suppose you have a magic section?

Petunia Petals: [laughs] "Arcane", "Elemental", or "Theory of"?

Twilight Sparkle: [squeals]

Pinkie Pie: Let's see. If fifty cupcakes makes a party, that means for the festival, we need... divide by two, carry the one...

Fluttershy: More?

Pinkie Pie: Super more! We're gonna need some baking help!

[sign creaks]

Fluttershy: [gasps]

Pinkie Pie: Huh?


Fluttershy: It looks like it's closed.

Pinkie Pie: Aw, that's so sad.

Abby Cadabby: It sure is.

Julia: Closed.

Baby Bear: That's tewwible.

Mr. Hoofington: [distantly] We can only use the ones from our yard, lovey.

Mrs. Hoofington: Oh, darling, stop it.

Pinkie Pie: Excuse me. I see you're taking your pie for a walk, and I was wondering—

Mrs. Hoofington: We're not interested. Ugh, it's getting so a pony can't even walk down the street without being terrorized.

Pinkie Pie: [laughs] That's not terrorize. This... [babbles]

Mr. and Mrs. Hoofington: Aah!

Pinkie Pie: terrorize.

Mr. Hoofington: [sighs]

Pinkie Pie: So, how would you like to be a part of the official baking team of the Rainbow Festival?

Mrs. Hoofington: There's still a Rainbow Festival? Pinkie Pie: Uh-huh. We'll have a booth with cupcakes and pastries and fun, and we're gonna start with this pie! Let the taste test begin! [chomps, gags] Blech! Bleghhht! [gagging] What kind of pie did you say this was s'upposed to be?

Mr. Hoofington: Apricot.

Pinkie Pie: Are you sure? It's kinda... crunchy.

Fluttershy: Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Mrs. Hoofington: Well, the apricots are from our very own tree.

Mr. Hoofington: In our very own yard.

Mrs. Hoofington: Behind our very own house.

Abby Cadabby: So magical.

Pinkie Pie: Yeah. Maybe we should get a look at this tree.

Barley and Pickle Barrel: [grunting]

Rainbow Dash: All right, rookies. Show me what you got.

Barley Barrel: [whispering, to Pickle] She sounds just like we always imagined she'd sound!

Pickle Barrel: [whispering, to Barley] Only twenty percent cooler!

Rainbow Dash: Well? Aren't you gonna fly or something?

Pickle Barrel: Yes, sir! I mean, ma'am. Uh...

Barley and Pickle Barrel: [chuckle nervously]


Barley Barrel: Okay? Break!

Barley and Pickle Barrel: [groan] Whoa! [grunt, yell]


Zoe: That was awesome!

Big Bird: It sure was.

Rainbow Dash: Fancy flying is something you have to work up to. Even I didn't become "Rainbow Dash" in one day.

Barley Barrel: Two days?

Rainbow Dash: Everypony's got to learn the basics before they can show off.


Barley and Pickle Barrel: Whoa!


Rainbow Dash: You'll get there. But first, let's start with a single flip.

Barley and Pickle Barrel: [gasp]

[magic sounds]

TBCIf you don't mind my asking, you don't sound like the other ponies here in town.

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