Narrator: Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria, there were two regal sisters who ruled together and created harmony for all the land.
To do this, the eldest used her unicorn powers to raise the sun at dawn.
The younger brought out the moon to begin the night.
Thus, the two sisters maintained balance for their kingdom and their subjects, all the different types of ponies.
But as time went on, the younger sister became resentful.
The ponies relished and played in the days her elder sister brought forth, but shunned and slept through her beautiful night.
One fateful day, the younger unicorn refused to lower the moon to make way for the dawn.
The elder sister tried to reason with her, but the bitterness in the young one's heart had transformed her into a wicked mare of darkness: Nightmare Moon. (peal of thunder)
She vowed she would shroud the land in eternal night, Reluctantly, the elder sister harnessed the most powerful magic known to ponydom: the Elements of Harmony.
Using the magic of the Elements of Harmony, she defeated her younger sister and banished her permanently in the moon.
The elder sister took on the responsibility for both sun and moon...
Twilight: ...and harmony has been maintained in Equestria for generations since.
Hm...Elements of Harmony...I know I've heard of those before...
(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 Pony (offscreen): There you are, Twilight!
Moon Dancer is having a little get-together in the west castle courtyard. Ya wanna come?
(hesitantly) Oh, sorry girls...I got a...lot of studying to catch up on...
(sigh) Does that pony do anything except study?
I think she's more interested in books than friends.
I know I've heard of the Elements of Harmony.
Spike? Spiiiike! ...Spike?
Twilight: There you are.
Twilight: Quick, find me that old copy of "Predictions and Prophecies."
What's that for?
Well, it WAS a gift for Moon Dancer, but...
(books flopping on ground)
Oh Spike, you know we don't have time for that sort of thing.
But we're on a break!
No, no, no, nonono! (frustrated grunt) SPIIIIKE!
Spike: It's over here!
"Elements of Harmony: See Mare in the Moon?"
"Mare in the Moon?" But that's just an old ponies' tale.
"Mare," "Mare," aha!
"The Mare in the Moon: Myth from olden pony times.
A powerful pony who wanted to rule Equestria.
Defeated by the Elements of Harmony and imprisoned in the moon.
Legend has it that on the longest day of the thousandth year, the stars will aid in her escape and she will bring about nighttime eternal!
(gasp) Spike! Do you know what this means?!
Take a note, please. To the Princess.
"My dearest teacher, my continuing studies of pony magic have led me to discover that we are on the precipice of disaster."
Spike: Hold on...
(exasperated sigh) That something really bad is about to happen!
"For you see, the mythical Mare in the Moon is in fact Nightmare Moon and she's about to return to Equestria and bring with her eternal night!
Something must be done to make sure this terrible prophecy does not come true!
I await your quick response. Your faithful student, Twilight Sparkle."
"Twilight...Sparkle." Got it!
Great! Send it.
Twilight: Of course.
Uh, I don't know, Twilight.
Princess Celestia is a little busy getting ready for the Summer Sun Celebration, and it's like, the day after tomorrow.
That's just it, Spike. The day after tomorrow is the thousandth year of the Summer Sun Celebration.
It's imperative that the princess is told right away.
Okay, okay! (inhales sharply, breathes fire)
Spike: There! It's on its way, (singsong) but I wouldn't hold your breath...
Oh, I'm not worried, Spike. The princess trusts me completely.
In all the years she's been my mentor, she's never once doubted me.
(Spike gags, then burps loudly)
See? I knew she would want to take immediate action.
(clears throat) "My dearest, most faithful student Twilight,
You know that I value your diligence and that I trust you completely, (Twilight "mm-hms") but you simply must stop reading those dusty old books."
Spike: (reading) "My dear Twilight, there is more to a young pony's life than studying.
So I'm sending you to supervise the preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration in this year's location, Ponyville.
And, I have an even more essential task for you to complete: make some friends!"
(Twilight whines dejectedly)
Look on the bright side, Twilight. The princess arranged for you to stay in a library.
Doesn't that make you happy?
(perks up) Yes. Yes it does. Do you know why? Because I'm right.
I'll check on the preparations as fast as I can, then get to the library and find some proof of Nightmare Moon's return.
Spike: Then, when will you make friends, like the princess said?
Twilight: She SAID to check on preparations.
Twilight: I am her student and I'll do my royal duty,
Twilight: ...but the fate of Equestria does not rest on me making friends.
Thank you, sirs.
Maybe the ponies in Ponyville have interesting things to talk about.
Come on, Twilight, just try!
(loud sustained gasp)
(sarcastic) Well, that was interesting, all right.
Summer Sun Celebration Official Overseer's Checklist:
Number one: Banquet preparations, Sweet Apple Acres.
(banjo music playing in background)
(kicks tree, apples thud into baskets)
(sighs) Let's get this over with.
Good afternoon. My name is Twilight Sparkle.
Well, howdy-do, Miss Twilight.
A pleasure makin' yer acquaintance.
We here at Sweet Apple Acres sure do like makin' new friends.
(stammering) F-friends? Actually-y-y, I-
So, what can I do ya for?
(clears throat) Well, I am in fact here to supervise preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration.
And you're in charge of the food?
We sure as sugar are. Would ya care to sample some?
As long as it doesn't take too long...
Applejack: SOUP'S ON, EVERYPONY!
(banjo music, stampede rumble)
Now, why don't I introduce y'all to the Apple family?
Thanks, but I really need to hurry...
Applejack: This here's Apple Fritter, Apple Bumpkin, Red Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Caramel Apple, Apple Strudel, Apple Tart, Baked Apple, Apple Brioche, Apple Cinnamon Crisp, (gasp) Big Macintosh, Apple Bloom, aaaaaaand... (chomp) Granny Smith.
Up'n at'em, Granny Smith! We got guests.
(snort) Mm, wha-? Soup's on? I'm-a, here I come, I comin'...
Why, I'd say they're already part of the family.
(spits, gags, giggles nervously) Okay, well, I can see the food situation is handled, so we'll be on our way.
Apple Bloom: (pleading innocently) Aren't you gonna stay for brunch?
Sorry, but we have an awful lot to do...
Apple Family: Awwww...
Apple Family: (cheering)
Spike: Food's all taken care of, next is weather.
(groans) ...I ate too much pie...
Hmm...There's supposed to be a pegasus pony named Rainbow Dash clearing the clouds...
Well, she's not doing a very good job, is she?
(Twilight grunts in pain, grumbles)
(chuckles sheepishly) Heh, 'scuse me?
(Rainbow Dash Chuckles, Twilight groans)
Rainbow Dash: Lemme help you.
(thudding on cloud, heavy rainfall)
Rainbow Dash: (giggling) O-oops, I guess I overdid it.
Um, uh, how about this?
Rainbow Dash: My very own patented...Rain-blow Dry!
No, no, don't thank me. You're quite welcome.
(Rainbow Dash and Spike guffaw)
Let me guess, you're Rainbow Dash.
THE one and only!
Why? You heard o'me?
I HEARD you're supposed to be keeping the sky clear.
(sighs) I'm Twilight Sparkle, and the princess sent me to check on the weather.
Rainbow Dash: (dismissively) Yeah, yeah, that'll be a snap.
I'll do it in a jiffy, just as soon as I'm done practicing.
Practicing? For what?
Rainbow Dash: They're gonna perform at the celebration tomorrow, and I'm gonna show 'em my stuff.
The most talented fliers in all of Equestria?
Rainbow Dash: That's them.
Pfft. Please. They'd never accept a pegasus that can't keep the sky clear for one measly day.
Rainbow Dash: Hey! I could clear the sky in ten seconds flat.
(clouds thudding as they're kicked)
Loop-de-loop around, and WHAM!
What'd I say? Ten. Seconds. Flat.
I'd never leave Ponyville hangin'.
Rainbow Dash: (chuckles) You should see the look on your face.
Ha, you're a laugh, Twilight Sparkle.
I can't wait to hang out some more.
Spike: Wow...She's amazing!
Spike: Wait! It's kinda pretty once you get used to it...
Decorations. (awestruck) Beautiful...
Twilight: Yes. The decor is coming along nicely.
Twilight: This oughta be quick.
Twilight: I'll be at the library in no time.
Spike: Not the decor! HER!
Rarity: No, no, no. Oh, GOODNESS no.
(Spike's heart beats audibly)
How are my spines? Are they straight?
Just a moment, please. I'm in "the zone," as it were.
Ah, yes. Sparkle ALWAYS does the trick, does it not?
Why, Rarity, you ARE a talent.
Now, um, how can I help you- (horrifed scream)
Oh my stars, DARLING!
Rarity: Whatever happened to your coiffure?!
Oh...you mean...my mane?
Well, it's a long story.
I'm just here to check on the decorations, and then I'll be out of your hair.
Out of MY hair? What about YOUR hair?
Wait! Where are we going? HELP!
Rarity: No, no. Uh-uh. Too green. Too yellow. Too poofy.
Not poofy enough. Too frilly. Too shiny.
Now, go on, my dear. You were telling me where you're from.
(fabric stretching tightly)
I've...(straining to breathe) been...sent...from...Canterlot...to-
Rarity: Huh? CANTERLOT?
Oh, I am so envious! The glamor, the sophistication!
I have always dreamed of living there.
I can't wait to hear all about it!
We are gonna be the best of friends, you and I.
EMERALD?! What WAS I thinking...? Let me get you some RUBIES!
Twilight: Quick! Before she decides to dye my coat a new color!
(dreamily) Wasn't she wonderful?
Focus, Casanova. What's next on the list?
(clears throat) Oh. Music! It's the last one.
Oh, my...Um, stop please, everyone.
Um, excuse me, sir?
I mean no offense, but your rhythm was just a teeeeeny-tiiiiny bit off.
Now, follow me, please.
A-one, a-two, a-one-two-three-
Twilight: (loudly) Hello!
(Fluttershy squeaks in surprise)
Oh my, I'm so sorry!
I didn't mean to frighten your birds.
I'm just here to check up on the music and it's sounding beautiful.
I'm Twilight Sparkle.
What's your name?
Um... (mumbling softly) I'm Fluttershy...
I'm sorry, what was that?
Uh... (mumbling softly) My name is, um, Fluttershy...
Diiidn't quite catch that.
(squeaking very softly) Fluttershy...
Twilight: (nervously) Well, um, it looks like your birds are back, so I guess everything's in order.
Keep up the good work!
Fluttershy: (squeaking incoherently) You're very welcome...
Well, that was easy.
(gasp, talking normally) A baby dragon!
Oh, I've never seen a baby dragon before!
(doting) He's so cute!
(amused) Well, well, well.
Oh my, he talks. I didn't know dragons could talk.
That's so incredibly wonderful.
I...I just don't even know what to say.
Twilight: Well, in that case, we'd better be going.
Wait, wait! What's his name?
Hi, Spike. I'm Fluttershy.
Wow, a talking dragon. And what do dragons talk about?
Well, whaddya wanna know?
Spike: Well, I started out as a cute purple-and-green egg...
Spike: ...and that's the story of my whooole entire life!
Well, up until today. Do you wanna hear about today?
Oh, yes, please!
Twilight: I am so sorry.
How did we get here so fast?
This is where I'm staying while in Ponyville, and my poor baby dragon needs his sleep.
Spike: No, I don't. Whoooa! (thud)
(baby talk) Aww, wook at that.
He's so sweepy, he can't even keep his wittle bawance.
Fluttershy: (motherly) Poor thing. You simply must get into bed.
Twilight: Yes, yes, we'll get right on that. Well, good night!
Spike: Huh. Rude much?
Sorry, Spike, but I have to convince the princess that Nightmare Moon is coming, and we're running out of time!
I just need to be alone so I can study without a bunch of crazy ponies tryin' to make friends all the time.
Now, where's the light?
(party blower squeals, Twilight groans)
(rapidly) Hi! I'm Pinkie Pie and I threw this party just for you!
Were you surprised? Were you? Were you? Huh huh huh?
Very surprised. Libraries are supposed to be QUIET.
(laughing, speaking rapidly) That's silly. What kind of welcome party would this be if it were quiet?
I mean, duh. Booo-ring.
You see, I saw you when you first got here, remember?
You were all, "Hello!" and I was all, (gasp) remember?
You see, I never saw you before, and if I never saw you before, that means you're new,
'cause I know everypony, and I mean EVERY pony in Ponyville, and if you're new, it means you haven't met anyone yet, and if you haven't met anyone yet, you must not have any friends, and if you don't have any friends you must be lonely, and that made me so sad, and I had an idea, and that's why I went (gasp),
I'll just throw a great big ginormous super-duper spectacular welcome party and invite everyone in Ponyville. See?
And now you have lots and lots of friends.
Applejack: Are you all right, sugarcube?
Pinkie Pie: Aw, she's so happy she's CRYING!
Spike: "Hot sauce." Ew...
(mouth full) What? It'sh good!
(bass booming party music through wall)
(door opens, music grows louder)
Spike: Hey Twilight! Pinkie Pie started Pin the Tail on the Pony!
Twilight: NO! All the ponies in this town are CRAZY!
Do you know what time it is?!
It's the eve of the Summer Sun Celebration.
Everypony has to stay up or they'll miss the princess raise the sun.
You really should lighten up, Twilight. It's a party!
(Twilight mocking Spike)
Ugh. Here I thought I'd have time to learn about the Elements of Harmony, but, silly me, all this ridiculous friendmaking has kept me from it!
"Legend has it that on the longest day of the thousandth year, the stars will aid in her escape and she will bring about everlasting night."
I hope the princess was right. I hope it really is just an old ponies' tale.
(door slams open, music gets louder)
Spike: Come on, Twilight!
It's time to watch the sun rise!
Isn't this exciting?!
Are you excited, 'cause I'm excited, I've never been so excited, well, except for that time I saw you walking into town and I went (gasp)
but, I mean, really, who can top that?
(orchestral flourish, birds singing)
(elegantly) Fillies and gentlecolts, as mayor of Ponyville, it is my great pleasure to announce the beginning of the Summer Sun Celebration!
In just a few moments, our town will witness the magic of the sunrise, and celebrate this, the longest day of the year.
And now, it is my great honor to introduce to you the ruler of our land, the very pony who gives us the sun and the moon each and every day,
the good, the wise, the bringer of harmony to all of Equestria-
This can't be good...
(ponies chattering nervously)
Mayor: Remain calm, everypony. There must be a reasonable explanation.
Ooh! Ooh! I love guessing games! Is she hiding?!
Rarity: She's GONE!
(ponies collectively gasp)
(oblivious) Ooh, she's GOOD.
(Pinkie Pie screams)
Twilight: Nightmare Moon!
Oh, my beloved subjects.
(disdainful) It's been so long since I've seen your precious sun-loving faces.
What did you do with our princess?!
Applejack: Whoa, there, Nelly!
(giggles maliciously) Why, am I not royal enough for you?
Don't you know who I am?
Ooh! Ooh! More guessing games!
How about Queen Meanie?
No! Black Snooty, Black Snoo-mmph!
(Pinkie Pie squeaking)
Does my crown no longer count?
Now that I have been imprisoned for a thousand years?
Did you not recall the legend?
Did you not see the signs?
Twilight: I did.
And I know who you are.
You're the Mare in the Moon. Nightmare Moon.
(amused) Well, well, well, somepony who remembers me.
Then you also know why I'm here.
You're here to...to...
(laughs evilly) Remember this day, little ponies, for it was your last.
From this moment forth, the night will last FOREVER! (peals of thunder, evil laughter)
(ending theme begins) My Little Pony
My Little Pony
My Little Pony, friends