01x10 - Swarm of the Century

(Fluttershy singing tunelessly to herself)

(squirrel chattering)

Fluttershy: Thank you, little squirrel!

But remember, these flowers are for Princess Celestia.

Only the prettiest ones will do.

(wind blows)

(squirrel chatters sheepishly)

(Flutershy singing to self tunelessly)

(chirp, Fluttershy shrieks)


(creature chirps)

(gently) Hello, little guy!

I've never seen anything like you before.

Oh, are you hungry?

(apple squishes)

Here you go.

(sound of buzzsaw grinding, basket thuds)

(Fluttershy gasps) I guess you WERE hungry.

(creature purrs)

You're the cutest thing EVER!

I can't wait to show you to my friends.

(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

Twilight: (harried) Oh, hurry up, Spike! This place isn't gonna clean itself!

Spike: (under breath) It also didn't mess itself up.

Twilight: Princess Celestia will be here tomorrow!

Spike: I thought this was just an unofficial casual visit.

Twilight: There's nothing CASUAL about a visit from ROYALTY!

I want this place to be spotless, and you've barely made a dent in the clutter!

Spike: (out of breath) Maybe you should start reading them...one at a time- whoooa!

(books crash, Spike grunts)

Twilight: Everything's got to be perfect. No time for fooling around.

Spike: (shoving books aside) You know, this would be an awful lot easier if there weren't two of us here getting under each other's feet!

Twilight: Great idea! You clean; I'll go see how everyone else's preparations are coming.

Spike: Maybe I should-

Twilight: What happened to the rest of her name?

Carrot: We couldn't fit it all in.

Twilight: You can't hang a banner that says, "Welcome Princess Celest!"

Take it down and try again.

Twilight: (approving) That looks perfect. Keep up the good work.

Twilight: Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Cake!

How's the banquet coming?

Mrs. Cake: (agitated) It would be coming a little better...

(cake splats, Pinkie Pie eats noisily)

(Pinkie Pie slurps)

Twilight: (shocked) Pinkie! WHAT are you doing?!

Those sweets are supposed to be for the princess!

Pinkie Pie: Aaah, I know! That's why I'm tasting them!

Somepony needs to make sure that everything is tasty enough to (garbled) tosh the royal togue,

(theatrically) and I, Pinkie Pie, declare that these treats are fit for a

Fluttershy: ...Twilight! Pinkie!

You won't believe...oh...I'm sorry...am I interrupting?

Pinkie Pie: No, not at all!

Come on in and make yourself at home! (noisy chomp and slurp)

Pinkie Pie: What's goin' on, Fluttershy?

Fluttershy: You won't believe what I found at the edge of the Everfree Forest!

(gently) Come on out, little guy.

It's okay.


(creatures purr)
(gasp) Three?

Twilight: They're amazing!

What are they?

Fluttershy: I'm not sure. I'm also not sure where these other two came from.

Twilight: I'll take one off your hooves.

I've never seen anything so... (gushing) adorable.

(sheepish) Besides, it'll be nice to have a companion for Spike so he won't bother me so much while I'm studying.

Fluttershy: Pinkie? Do you want the other one?

Pinkie Pie: (disgusted) UGH! A parasprite?! [parasite + sprite] Are you KIDDING?!

Fluttershy: "Ugh?"
Twilight: A para-what?

Fluttershy: How could she not like-

Pinkie Pie: (exasperated groan) Now I gotta go find a trombone!

Twilight: ...A what?!

Pinkie Pie: A trombone! You know... (imitates trombone)

Twilight: (sighs) Typical Pinkie.
(parasprite purrs)

Rarity: Stand STILL, Rainbow Dash!

Rainbow Dash: (pouts) I caaaan't!

I need to fly!

This is waaaay too boring for me.

Rarity: DO you want to look nice for Princess Celestia or not?

Twilight: (in awe) Wooow! Rarity, those outfits are gorgeous!

Rarity: (flattered) Thank you, Twilight. Nice to know SOMEone appreciates my talents.

Rainbow Dash: Ugh. SO booooring. (snap)

(parasprite chirps)

Rarity: Huh?
Rainbow Dash: What's that sound, Twilight?

(parasprites chirp)

Rainbow Dash: Wow! What are they?

Twilight: The better question is, where did they come from? I only had one a minute ago.

Rainbow Dash: Uh, I'll take one.

Rarity: (gushing) Me too! Oh, they're PERFECT!

Pinkie Pie: Does anypony know where to find an accordion?!

(all but Pinkie Pie making baby noises)

Girls! Helloooo?!

This is important!

(exasperated groan) Thanks a LOT.

(owl hoots)

Twilight: (sighs) The decorations, the banquet...

I really hope everything comes together in time for tomorrow.

(Spike and parasprite snoring)

Twilight: (yawns) What's there to worry about?

(many parasprites snoring in discordant harmony)

Twilight: SPIKE! (crashes to floor)

Wake up! What happened?!

Spike: Huh...? (screams)

(pop) What's goin' on?!

Twilight: Where did they come from?!

Spike: I dunno. The little guy got hungry in the night, so I gave him a snack, but...I have no idea where these others came from!


Oh no! They're messing up all my hard work!

(books falling to ground)

Twilight: (worried) The princess will be here in a few hours!

(Spike grunts, crashes)

Twilight: Spike, help me round up these little guys!

Spike: (harried) What does...it look like...I'm doin'?!
(parasprites wobble)

Whoa, aaah! (crashes, grunts)

(feather duster shaking rapidly)

(resigned) I know, I know. "Stop foolin' around."

(Rainbow Dash snoring lightly)

(pop, parasprite chirps)

(parasprites chirp)
Rainbow Dash: (groggily) Huh...? Huh?


(Rainbow Dash groans)

Eugh! Get OFF me!

(flails and grunts)


(screams, fades into distance)

Rarity: Not only are you ADORABLE, but you're also quite useful!

(parasprite purrs, gags)
Rarity: (worried) Oh! Are you okay?

(splat, Rarity yelps in disgust)

(gasp) Eeewwwww!


(repulsed) AAAH! Gross gross GROSS!

No creature that behaves so REVOLTINGLY is allowed in my boutique!

(parasprite gags noisily, coughs)


(Rarity shrieks)

Pinkie Pie: Look, Rarity! Applejack lent me her harmonica! (plays scales) Isn't that GREAT?!

(parasprites chirp)

(gasps) And not a moment too soon!

Rarity: (sighs) Pinkie, I'm a little busy right now.

Pinkie Pie: And I'm NOT?!

Do you know how many more instruments I've gotta find?!

A LOT. That's how many.

Now, if we split the work between us, we MIGHT just make it in time!

Rarity: PLEASE, Pinkie! I don't have time for some silly scavenger hunt!

I've got a REAL problem!

Pinkie Pie: You've got a real problem, all right, and a banjo is the only answer!

(Twilight and Rarity gasp in turn)

(bag rustles)
Rarity: I see we're having the same problem.

Rainbow Dash: Ditto!

Twilight: Fluttershy knows everything about animals.

(unconvinced) I'm sure she can tell us how to stop them.

(door slams, parasprites chirp)

Twilight: ...Or not.

Twilight: Do something, Fluttershy! Can't you control them?!

Fluttershy: (frantically) I've tried everything I know!

I've tried begging, and pleading, and beseeching, and asking politely, and...

(Rainbow Dash grunts in disgust)

(royal fanfare)

(Princess Celestia screams, protests incoherently)

Twilight: If we can't get them under control before the princess arrives, it'll be TOTAL DISASTER!

(parasprite hacks, pop)

Rarity: (repulsed) Eeewww! If you ask me, it's ALREADY a total disaster!

(cart rolling)
Applejack: Here's all those apples you wanted, Fluttershy, but I still can't figure why ya need so many. (buzzsaw grinding) HEY!

Fluttershy: What do we do?!

Twilight: (gasps) I got it! NOpony can herd like Applejack!

Rainbow Dash: Yeah! We can drive 'em back into the forest!

Applejack: I'll wrassle 'em up, but I'll need everypony's help t'do it.

Twilight, you and Rarity wait over there.

I'll herd the little critters straight atcha like a funnel.

Rainbow Dash, you'n'Fluttershy stay on top of 'em; don't let 'em fly away.

Rainbow Dash: Aye, aye!

Applejack: YEEE-HAW!

Applejack: All right, y'all, here goes nothin'!

Look out, Rarity! That one's fixin' to get away!
(country music)

Keep a lean on 'em, Rainbow Dash!
(country music)

(country music)

Hold on, girls! We're almost there!
(country music)

Twilight: Pinkie!
(country music)

Pinkie Pie: Twilight! We don't have much time!
(country music)

Twilight: You're telling me! The princess could arrive at any moment!
(country music)

Pinkie Pie: Exactly. That's why I need you girls to drop what you're doing and help me find some maracas!
(country music)

Twilight: Maracas..? Pinkie, we've got much bigger problems than missing maracas!
(country music)

Pinkie Pie: (gasps) You're RIGHT!
(country music)

Getting a TUBA has to be our number one goal!
(country music)

Follow me!
(country music)

(country music)

I said, "FOLLOW ME!"
(country music)

Rainbow Dash: Pinkie Pie? You are SO random.
(country music)

Pinkie Pie: And you're all so STUBBORN!
(country music)

Applejack: Forget her, ladies.
(country music)

Focus! Head 'em up and move 'em out!
(country music)

(country music)

(rumbling fades away)
(country music ends)

Rainbow Dash: All right!

(grunts, hollow clank noise)

Fluttershy: Ouch...

Twilight: We did it! Nice work, Applejack!

Applejack: Couldn't-a done it without y'all!

Twilight: Now let's get back and clean up the mess they made before the princess arrives!

Twilight: Okay, everyone knows what to do, right?

We gotta work extra hard to make up for lost time.

(door slams, Fluttershy shrieks)

Twilight: (gasps, drowned out by wind) Where did THEY come from?!

Fluttershy: (sheepishly) Well, I may have kept just one...

(Fluttershy chuckles weakly)

(defensively) I couldn't help myself!

They're just...so...cute...

Twilight: We don't have time to keep rounding up these things!

What do we do now?!

Rainbow Dash: We call in the weather patrol!

(Rarity shrieks)

Time to take out the adorable trash.

(battle cry, beating chest)

(parasprites chirp, Rainbow Dash whooshes past)

(whooshing increases in frequency, wind picks up)

(wind whooshing loudly, vacuum sucking noises)

(ponies groaning)

(vacuum sucking)
Twilight: Way to go, Rainbow Dash!

Applejack: Looks like our problems are solved!

Pinkie Pie: They will be with these cymbals!

(yelps) Give those back!

(Rainbow Dash yelping)

Rainbow Dash: I can't hold it!

She's breaking up!


Twilight: Pinkie Pie! WHAT have you DONE?!

Pinkie Pie: I just lost a brand-new pair of cymbals, that's what I've done!

Twilight: Will you forget about your silly instruments for one second?!

You're ruining our efforts to save Ponyville!

Pinkie Pie: (incredulous) ME?! Ruin?!

I'm not the ruinER, I'm the ruinEE!

...Or is it "ruiness?"


Applejack: Come on, girls! There's no reasoning with that one.

She's a few apples short of a bushel.

Pinkie Pie: Hey! I'm trying to tell you all that the ruining is on the other hoof!

If you'd just slow down and LISTEN TO ME!

(parasprite chirps)

(parasprite eats noisily, pony gasps)

(buzzsaw grinding, loud munching, pony gasps)


Fluttershy: What do we do? They're eating all the food in town.

Applejack: (gasps) My apples!

Twilight: We've gotta do something!

(gasps) I've got it!

I'll cast a spell to make them stop eating all the food!

(radar pings)

Pinkie Pie: Look! Tambourines!

If you can all just-

(frustrated scream)

(Twilight gasps)

(parasprite chirps)

(Twilight sighs with relief)

(parasprite munches noisily)




(buzzsaw grinding)

Rainbow Dash: (sarcastic) Hey. It worked.

They're not eating the FOOD anymore.

Rarity: Oh no...if they get inside my store...



(parasprites munching noisily)

Go on, shoo! Get out of here! Naughty, naughty!

(parasprite gags, coughs)

(Rarity shrieking)
Pinkie Pie: I'LL SAVE YOU!

(blows recorder, produces flat, dissonant note)

(Rarity shrieks)

Applejack: No woodland creature's gonna eat the Apple Family crop!

(rumbling, banjo music rising in pitch and tempo)
Brace yourself, y'all!

Here they come!

(music crescendos)

(buzzsaw grinding, wood creaking)


Applejack: (gasps) ...Didn't see that one comin'...

Spike: (panicked) HELP!

(books flying)

(slurp, Twilight gasps)

Twilight: They're eating the WORDS!


Spike: (voice breaking) Help...

(door slams, Zecora flails, falls, grunts)

Zecora: Have you gone mad?

Twilight: (spits) Zecora! These little guys are devouring Ponyville!

And the princess is on her way! Can you help us? Please?!

Zecora: (metric speech) O monster of so little size, is that a parasprite before my eyes?

Twilight: I dunno! Is it?!

Zecora: (somber metric speech) Tales of crops and harvests consumed. If these creatures are in Ponyville...you're doomed.

(Twilight gulps)

(Twilight grunts)

Twilight: Oh no! Here she comes!

(ponies panicking)


Twilight: Okay! Here's the plan. Rainbow Dash, you distract them.

(Rainbow Dash screams)

(ponies screaming in background)
Good! Everyone else, we need to build an exact copy of Ponyville right there.

We've got less than a minute!

(loud crash in background)

(crestfallen) Zecora was right. We're doomed.

Oh no! The princess' procession is here!

(lively band music plays)
It's all over!

(lively band music)

(Twilight doubletakes)
(lively band music)

Pinkie! We're in the middle of a crisis here!
(lively band music)

This is no time for your...(confused) nonsense...?
(lively band music)

(lively band music)

Twilight: Look!
(lively band music)

(lively band music)

Celestia: Twilight Sparkle, my prized pupil.
(lively band music)

Twilight: (nervous) Hello, Princess!
(lively band music)

Celestia: So lovely to see you again, as
well as your friends.
(lively band music approaching)

(lively band music)

Twilight: (nervous) So, how was the trip?
(lively band music)

(joking awkwardly) Get much traffic?
(lively band music)

Celestia: Ah, what is this? (parasprite chirps)
(lively band music)

(giggles) These creatures are adorable!
(lively band music)

Rainbow Dash: (under breath) They're not THAT adorable...
(lively band music)

Celestia: I'm terribly honored that you and the good citizens of Ponyville
(lively band music)

have organized a parade in honor of my visit.
(lively band music)

Twilight: ...Parade? (feigns acknowledgment) Oh, yes! The PARADE!
(lively band music)

Celestia: Unfortunately, that visit is going to have to wait for another time.
(lively band music)

I'm afraid an emergency has come up in Fillydelphia. [Philadelphia]
(lively band music)

Apparently there's been some sort of..."infestation."
(lively band music)

Twilight: (feigning innocence) An infestation?
(lively band music)

Celestia: Yes, a swarm of incredibly bothersome creatures has invaded the poor town.
(lively band music)

I'm sorry, Twilight, to have to put you all through so much trouble.
(lively band music)

Twilight: (feigning ignorance) Trouble? What trouble?
(lively band music)

Celestia: Before I have to go, would you care to give me your latest report on the magic of friendship in person?
(lively band music)

Twilight: My...report?
(lively band music)

Celestia: Haven't you learned anything about friendship?
(lively band music)

(lively band music)

Twilight: Actually, I have.
(lively band music)

I've learned that sometimes the solution to your problems can come from where you least expect it.
(lively band music)

It's a good idea to stop and listen to your friends' ideas and perspectives,
(lively band music)

(cymbals crash loudly)
(lively band music)

...even when they don't always seem to make sense.
(lively band music)

Celestia: I'm so proud of you, Twilight Sparkle,
(lively band music)

and I'm very impressed with your friends as well.
(lively band music)

It sounds like you're all learning so much from each other.
(lively band music)

Twilight: Thank you, Princess.
(lively band music)

Twilight: Thank you, Princess.
(lively band music)

Pinkie Pie: Hey! What happened to the princess?
(music ends)

Twilight: Emergency in Fillydelphia.

Rainbow Dash: (hinting) Some sort of "infestation."

Pinkie Pie: Oh no! Have they got parasprites, too?!

Well, have tuba, will travel!

(Pinkie Pie blows descending scale on tuba)
Twilight: I think the princess can handle it.

Applejack: So you knew what those critters were all along, huh, Pinkie Pie?

Pinkie Pie: Well, DUH!

Why do you think I was so frantic to get my hooves on all these instruments?!
(accordion plays discordantly as Pinkie Pie moves)

I TRIED to tell you.

Twilight: We know, Pinkie Pie, and we're sorry we didn't listen.

(all apologizing profusely)

Twilight: You're a great friend...even if we don't always understand you.

Pinkie Pie: Thanks, guys! You're all great friends, too...even when I don't understand me.

Twilight: You saved my reputation with Princess Celestia!

And more importantly, you saved Ponyville!

Or not.

(trombone "wah-wah-wah-waaaah")

(ending theme begins) My Little Pony

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