01x06 - Boast Busters

Spike: Come on Twilight, you can do it!

Twilight: Okay, here goes.


Spike: Ha-HA! You did it!

Spike: Ha-HA! You did it!

Growing magic. That's number !

Twenty-five different types of tricks and counting.

(pleased) And I think this is the best trick so far.

(suave) Hello, Rarity. What's that? Aw, it's nothin', just my AWESOME moustache!


Twilight: Sorry, Romeo. As attractive and enticing as you look, it's just for practice and it's gotta go.

Spike: Wait! (poof, crestfallen) Aw, rats...

(Twilight giggles)

(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

Spike: Twenty-five, Twilight!

Twenty-five different kinds of tricks and counting.

I thought unicorns were only supposed to have a little magic that matches their special talent.

Twilight: True, for ponies whose talents are for things like cooking or singing or math,

but what if a unicorn's special talent IS magic?

Spike: Like you, Twilight! And you know a TON of magic.

Twilight: (embarrassed) Oh, Spike, stop.

I'm sure there are lots of ponies right here in Ponyville that know just as much magic as me...

Spike: Are you kiddin'?!

I don't think there's another unicorn in all of Equestria with your kind of ability, Twilight.

Snails: (heavy Canadian accent) Gaaaangway! Comin' through!

(Spike grunts)

Spike: Snips...Snails...w-what's going on?!

Snails: Why, haven't you heard?
(Spike yelps, crashes)

There's a new unicorn in town!

Snips: (hyperventilating) Yeah! They say she's got more magical powers than any other unicorn EVER!

Twilight: Really?

Spike: Aw, no way. That honor goes to Twilight here!

Twilight: Where is this unicorn?

Trixie: (amplified) Come one! Come all!

(trilling r's) Come and witness the amazing magic of the Grrreat and Powerrrful Trrrrixie!

(ponies ooh and ahh)

(theatrical) Watch in awe as the Great and Powerful Trixie performs the most spectacular feats of pony magic ever witnessed by pony eyes!

(pyrotechnics burst, fanfare plays)

Rarity: (unimpressed) My, my, my! What boasting!

Spike: Come on, no pony's as magical as Twili- (flustered) Twi- Twi- O-oh! (clears throat)

(bashful) Hey, Rarity, I, uh... MOUSTACHE!

Twilight: There's nothing wrong with being talented, is there?

Applejack: Nothin' at all, 'ceptin' when someone goes around showin' it off like a school filly with fancy new ribbons.

Rarity: Just because one has the ability to perform lots of magic does not make one better than the rest of us.

Rainbow Dash: Especially when ya got me around bein' better than the rest of us. (chuckles)

Uh, I mean, (unconvincing) yeah, uh, magic-shmagic! Boo!

Trixie: Well, well, well. It looks like we have some (neighing) neigh [nay] sayers in the audience!

Who is so IGNORANT as to challenge the magical ability of the Great and Powerful Trixie?!

Do they not know that they're in the presence of the most magical unicorn in all of Equestria?!

Rarity: (raspberry) Just WHO does she think she is?

Spike: Yeah! Since we all know that Twilight here is-

Twilight: (whispering) Spike! Shh!

Spike: What? What's wrong?

Twilight: Did you see how they reacted to Trixie?

I don't want anyone thinking I'M a showoff!

(drumroll, fanfare, pyrotechnics)

Rainbow Dash: So, "Great and Powerful Trixie," what makes you think you're so awesome, anyway?

Trixie: (self-amused chuckle) Why, only the Great and Powerful Trixie has magic strong enough to VANQUISH! THE DREADED!


(fanfare, pyrotechnics)

(audience ahhs)
Snips: What?! Snails: No way!

Trixie: When all hope was lost, the ponies of Hoofington [Huffington] had no one to turn to,

(robotic growling)
but the Great and Powerful Trixie stepped in,

(mechanical growling)
and with her awesome magic

(static fizzle)
vanquished the Ursa Major and sent it back to its cave

deep within the Everfree Forest!

Snips: Aw, sweet!

Snails: Sa-weet!

Snips: That settles it.

Snails: Trixie really is the most talented, most magical, most awesome unicorn in Ponyville.

Snips: No! In all of Equestria!

Spike: How d'you know?! You didn't see it!

And besides, Twi- (zip) Mmf! Mmf!

(haughty chuckle)

(stroking ego) It's true, my enthusiastic little admirer.

Trixie is most certainly the best in Ponyville!

(crickets chirping)

Well then, I hereby challenge you, (derisively) Ponyvillians:(boastful) Anything you can do, I can do better.

Any takers? Anyone?

Or is Trixie destined to be the greatest equine that has EVER LIVED?!
(fanfare, pyrotechnics)

Spike: (unzips mouth, pleads) Ple-e-ease! She's unbearable!

You gotta show her! You just gotta! (sobs)

Twilight: (whispering) There's no way I'm gonna use my magic now, Spike! Especially since-

Trixie: Hmm...how about...YOU!

(Twilight gulps nervously)

Trixie: Well, how about it? Hmm?

(condescending) Is there anything YOU can do that the Great and Powerful Trixie can't?!

Twilight: (meekly) I...I...

(banjo strumming)
Trixie: Well, little hayseed?

Applejack: That's it! I can't stand for no more o'this!

Spike: You show her, AJ!

Applejack: Can your magical powers do...THIS?!

(spirited country music, rope twirling)

(ponies ooh)
(spirited country music, rope twirling)

(spirited country music)

(chomps, gulps, music ends)

(ponies cheer raucously)

Applejack: Top THAT, missy.

Trixie: (unfazed) Oh ye of little talent.

Watch and be amazed at the magic of Trixie!

(Arabian music)

Applejack: Whoa! (grunts, crashes into ground)
(Arabian music)

(ponies cheer)

Trixie: Once again, the Great and Powerful Trixie prevails.

Rainbow Dash: There's no need to go struttin' around and showin' off like that!

Trixie: Oh?

Rainbow Dash: That's MY job!

(rock music)

(windmill grinds)
(rock music)

(repeated thumps)
(rock music)

(rock music)

(rising pitch whoosh)
(rock music)

(whoosh, whoosh, whoosh)
(rock music)

(rising pitch whoosh)
(rock music)

(windmill grinds)
(rock music)

(whoosh, brakes squeal)
(rock music)

(rock music ends)

They don't call me "Rainbow" and "Dash" for nothin'!

(ponies cheer)

Trixie: When Trixie is through, the only thing they'll call you is loser.

(magical humming)

(Rainbow Dash screaming)
(sped up calliope music)

(sped up calliope music)

Rainbow Dash: (weakly) I think I'm gonna be...sick...

Trixie: Seems like any pony with a [Rainbow] "dash" of good sense would think twice before tussling with the Great Trixie!

(thunder, Rainbow Dash shrieks)

(ponies laugh, Trixie laughs haughtily)

Spike: What we need is another unicorn to challenge her!

(hinting) Someone with some magic of her own?

Rainbow Dash: Yeah! A unicorn to show THIS unicorn who's boss!

Applejack: A real unicorn-to-unicorn tussle!

Twilight: Uh...

Rarity: Enough. Enough, all of you. I take your hint, but Rarity is above such nonsense.

Rainbow Dash and Applejack may behave like ruffians, but Rarity conducts herself with beauty and grace.

Trixie: (mocking) Ooh, what's the matter?

(provoking) Afraid you'll get a hair out of place in that rat's nest you call a mane?

Rarity: Oh. It. Is. ON.

You may think you're tough with all of your so-called "powers," but there's more to magic than your brutish ways.

A unicorn needs to be more than just muscle.

A unicorn needs to have style.
(classical music)

(classical music)

A unicorn is not a unicorn without grace and beauty.
(classical music, audience oohs)

(magical humming)
(classical music)

Spike: Rarity won't let Trixie get the best of her!
(classical music)

She's strong, she's beautiful, she's- (poof)
(classical music)

(ponies gasp and recoil)


(squealing) What did she do to my hair?! I know she did something terrible to my hair!

Twilight: (nervously) N-nothing!
Rainbow Dash: (hastily) It's fine!

Applejack: (dazed) It's gorgeous!

Spike: (tactless) It's green.


Rarity: (tearing up) No! Green hair!

Not green hair! (sobs theatrically) That's an awful, AWFUL color! (sobs)

Pony: Well, I never!
[supposed to be a green-haired female Carrot Top]

Spike: Well, Twilight, I guess it's up to you.

Come on, show her what you're made of!

Twilight: (deflecting) What do you mean? I-I'm nothing special...

Spike: Yes you ARE! You're better than her!

Twilight: I'm not better than anyone!

Trixie: Hah! You think you're better than the Great and Powerful Trixie?

You think you have MORE magical talent?

(provoking) Well, come on. Show Trixie what you've got. Show us all.

Twilight: Who, me? I'm just your run-of-the-mill citizen of Ponyville!

No powerful magic here.

I, uh, think I hear my laundry calling. Sorry!

Spike: Twilight?

Trixie: Ha! Once again, the Great and Powerful Trixie has proven herself to be the most amazing unicorn in all of Equestria!

(under breath) Was there ever any doubt?

Snips: Here's the smoothie you asked for! With extra hay! Just how you like it.

Snails: (slow, dull speech) Mm, hay.


Trixie: (annoyed) Yes?

Snips: Oh! Tell us another story, Great and Powerful Trixie!

Snails: Yeah, tell us about how you vanquished the Ursa Major!

Trixie: (derisively) Hmph! TRIXIE is far too exhausted from performing feats beyond imagination.

BEGONE with you until morning.

Snails: Oh, of course, Great and Powerful Trixie!

Snips: Anything you say! We are at your beck and call!

(sighs haughtily)

Spike: What're YOU two doin'?

Snips: Just bringin' the G. and P. T. a-
Spike: ...The what?

Snips: The Great and Powerful Trixie!

Spike: Sheesh.
Snips: Just bringin' her a smoothie!

Spike: How can you fall for her lameness?!

She's just a showoff.

Spike: Unlike Twilight, who-
Snips: The Great and Powerful Trixie vanquished an Ursa Major.

Can your "Twilight" claim that?

Spike: Oh, really? Were you guys actually there?

Snips: Well, eh...uh...no, but-

Spike: But nothin'. The proof is in the pudding!

Snails: (slow-witted laughter) I like pudding.

Spike: ...Look, unless an Ursa Major comes waltzing up the street for Trixie to vanquish, I am NOT gonna believe a word she says!

And neither should you!

Snips: Hmm! An Ursa walkin' up the street, eh?

(a la Brain [Pinky and the Brain]) Snails, you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?

Snails: (a la Pinky) Why is it they call it a flea market when they don't really sell fleas?

Snips: Yeah! Uh... (doubletakes) Oh, uh...come on!

Spike: Twilight, would you put down that book and just listen to me?

Twilight: Didn't you see how they hated Trixie's bragging, Spike?

If I go out there and show off my magic, I run the risk of losing them as friends.

Spike: It's not the same thing, Twilight!

You'd be using your magic to stand up for your friends!

Twilight: No, Spike! It's exactly the same!

Spike: Come on, Twilight. Any one of these tricks, even the teeniest, would be enough to show up Trixie.

Twilight: I don't wanna be seen as a bragger like Trixie!

(door slams shut)

Spike: (opens door) But you're the BEST!

Twilight: (exasperated sigh) Please, Spike! I said, "No!"

Spike: (sighs) If that's the way you wanna be, fine. (slams door)

(door opens)

(spooky theremin music)

(owl hoots)
(spooky theremin music)

(spooky theremin music)

Snips: (apprehensively) Oh, how we gonna find an Ursa Major when I can't even see my own hoof in front of my face?!

Snails: Hold on!

(grunts fiercely)

Snips: Oh! Heh, that's better.

Snips: Oh! Heh, that's better.

Snips: Oh! Heh, that's better.

Snips: Oh! Heh, that's better.

Snips: Oh! Heh, that's better.

(low growl)


(Snails screams)

(Snails and Snips scream)

(Snails and Snips scream, Ursa roars)

(Spike kicking rock)
(melancholy harp music)

(Snips screaming)
Spike: Hey, guys.

(Snails panting)
Where ya goin'?

Snips: Can't talk now!
Snails: Got a "MAJOR" problem!

Snips: Yeah! URSA Major, to be exact!


Spike: ...Huh?

(paw impacts ground)


Snips and Snails: TRIXIIIIE!

Spike: Twilight!

(loud thuds, trees falling)

(Snips and Snails banging on door and clamoring for Trixie)

Trixie: (annoyed) Trixie thought she said the Great and Powerful Trixie did not want to be disturbed!

Snips: (nervous laughter) We-We have a...a tiny problem...

Snails: (flatly) Actually, it's a big one.

Trixie: WHAT is so important that you cannot wait until morning to disturb Trixie?!

(distant roar, thud)

(repeated thuds)

(fierce roar)

(Trixie screams)

(Snips and Snails scream)

(Ursa snarls, crushes cart)


Spike: (frantic) Twilight! You've gotta come! Quick!

Twilight: I've already told you, Spike! I don't wanna show up Trixie!

Spike: No! You don't understand! It's-
(roar, thud)

Twilight: (nervously) ...Uh, is that what I think it is?
Spike: [Ursa] Majorly...

Snips: Great and Powerful Trixie! You've got to vanquish the Ursa!

Snails: (oblivious) Yeah! Vanquish so we can watch!

Snips: It took a LOT of trouble to get that thing here!

Trixie: Wait! YOU brought this here?! (gasps)

Are you out of your little pony MINDS?!

Snips: But...you're the Great and Powerful Trixie!

Snails: Yeah, remember? You defeated an Ursa Major!

(Ursa roars)
Trixie: (nervously) U-uh, okay...

(gulps) Stand back...

(Arabian music)

(uncertain) Heh! Piece o'cake!


Snips: Aw, c'mon, Trixie!

Snails: (very Canadian) Stop goofin' around and vanquish it, eh?

(Trixie gasps, gulps)

(ominous music)


Snails: (flatly) Well. That was a dud.

Snips: Yeah, c'mon! Where's all the cool explosions and smoke and stuff like earlier?! You know!

(Ursa winces)

(Ursa growls)
Trixie: (meekly) Uh-oh.


(ponies screaming)

(Ursa roars)

(Ursa roars, ponies gasp fearfully)

(roar, crash)

(ponies panicking)

Twilight: What's going on?!

Snips: (proudly) We brought an Ursa to town!

Twilight: You WHAT?!

Snails: Don't worry! The Great and Powerful Trixie'll vanquish it!

Trixie: (defeated) I can't.

Snips and Snails: What?!

Trixie: Uh, I can't. I never have.

No one can vanquish an Ursa Major.

I just made the whole story up to make me look better!

Snips and Snails: Made it up?!

(guttural growl)


(ponies gasp)

(Twilight gulps)

(Ursa growls, paws impact ground)

(Twilight groans, wind blows)

(lullaby-style music from cattails)

(Ursa growls, subsides)

(lullaby-style music from cattails)

(lullaby-style music from cattails)

Spike: Nice use of Number !

(rising volume magical chiming)

(metal creaking)

(water flowing)

(magical chiming)

(cows mooing in contented surprise)
Deeper-voiced cow: Call me, don'tcha know?

Spike: ...That's new.

(metallic clank)

(Ursa growling sleepily)

(Twilight grunting heavily)

(Ursa slurping)

(Ursa sucking noisily)

(loud magical humming)



(Twilight grunts exhaustedly)

(ponies cheering)
Spike: Unbelievable!

That was amazing!

Applejack: Heavens to Betsy! We knew you had ability, but not THAT much!

Twilight: I'm sorry! Please, please don't hate me!

Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Rarity: Hate you?!

Rarity: Why, whatever do you mean, darling?

Twilight: Well, I know how much you all hated Trixie showing off with her magic tricks, and I just thought-

Rainbow Dash: Whoa, whoa, whoa. MAGIC'S got nothin' to do with it!

Rainbow Dash: Trixie's just a loudmouth.

Rarity: MOST unpleasant.

Applejack: All hat and no cattle.

Twilight: So...you don't mind my magic tricks?

Applejack: Your magic is a part o'who you are, sugarcube, and we like who you are.

We're proud to have such a powerful, talented unicorn as our friend.

Rainbow Dash: And after whuppin' that Ursa's hindquarters, we're even prouder!

Twilight: You are?!

Rainbow Dash: Uh-huh!
Applejack and Rarity: Mm-hmm!

Spike: Wow, Twilight! How'd you know what to do with that Ursa Major?!

Twilight: That's what I was doing when you came looking for me!

I was so intrigued by Trixie's bragging that I was compelled to do a little reading up on them.

Spike: So, it IS possible to vanquish an Ursa Major all by yourself?

Twilight: That wasn't an Ursa Major.

That was a baby. An Ursa MINOR.

Trixie: THAT was just a baby?!

Twilight: And it wasn't rampaging. It was just cranky because SOMEone woke it up.

(Snips and Snails groan bashfully)

Spike: Well...if that was an Ursa Minor, then... (fearfully) what's an Ursa MAJOR like?!

(Ursa Minor growls contentedly)

Twilight: ...You don't wanna know.

Trixie: (haughtily) Hah! You may have vanquished an Ursa MINOR, but you will never have the amazing, show-stopping ability

of the Great and Powerful Trixie!

(poof, hooves clop into distance)

Rainbow Dash: Why, that little...!

Twilight: Just let her go.

Maybe someday she'll learn her lesson.

Now...About you two.

Snips: Uh, (nervous chuckle) we're sorry that we woke up the Ursa Minor...

Snails: We just wanted to see some AWESOME MAGIC!

Snips: Yeah! And the way you vanquished that Ursa Minor was...AWESOME!

Snails: We deserve whatever punishment you give us.

Twilight: For starters, you can clean up this mess.

And... What do you think, Spike? Should I give them... (ominously) Number ?

Spike: Ohhh, Twenty-five, yes! And I think I deserve it, too.

Snips and Snails: Huh?!

Twilight: I think you're right.


(three pops)

Snips, Snails, Spike: Sweeeet!

Twilight: (voice-over) "Dear Princess Celestia,

I have learned a very valuable lesson about friendship.

I was so afraid of being thought of as a show-off that I was hiding a part of who I am.

My friends helped me realize that it's okay to be proud of your talents, and there are times when it's appropriate to show them off... especially when you're standing up for your friends."

Spike: So, you finally admit that you're the most talented unicorn in all of Ponyville?

Twilight: Well...yeah.

But it's nothing to brag about.

But it's nothing to brag about.

So, uh, how did it go with Rarity?

Spike: (sighs) She didn't go for the moustache.

Twilight: You know, Spike, that moustache has nothing to do with who you really are.

Maybe you should just try being yourself!

Spike: Or...maybe the moustache wasn't enough!

Maybe if I had a moustache AND a beard!

Twilight: Oh, not THIS again...

Spike: Okay, imagine me with a nice, long Fu Manchu type beard.

Or maybe a goatee. Or, no...

(ending theme begins) My Little Pony

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