Seein' all my troubles
go swingin' down the drain!
Harry is not happy about this.
...But he's happy about this.
Twilight Sparkle and Fluttershy are both dirty, they never had themselves a bath.
For some reason, this pig likes to be clean, not dirty.
"Thanks for helping me get them so fresh and clean, Twilight."
"No problem, happy to do it!"
"You probably can't wait to get back to your castle..."
"...and take your own bath, huh?"
"Aren't there more animals that need cleaning?"
"I think you and I are the only ones left..."
"...and I can't wait to get the mud out of my mane."
"Oh no!" And Angel isn't happy. At all. Now he should be wishing he could speak.
"I'd better stay longer to help give him a bath too!"
"Thank you ever so much for staying to give Angel a bath too, but, um..."
He is definitely dry now.
POOF! A bit too dry. The 'hate my life' moment.
"Goodness! It's gotten late! You really didn't have to stay all day."
"Not that we don't appreciate it. Isn't that right?"
I'm gonna get you back for this, Twilight. You just WAIT.
"I for one am exhausted."
"Plus, I really need to rest up for that big pancake breakfast tomorrow."
"And I'm sure you have to get the castle ready."
"But maybe I'd better see if Pinkie Pie needs help with the pancakes!"
Do you think she's crazy?
Does anyone else get hungry looking at these images?
Seriously though, those pancakes look sooooooo goooooooood!
Some pancakes are berrytastic...
...and some are chocolate-chipped.
"Mm, these are delicious, Pinkie Pie!"
"Thanks! Twilight spent all night helping me pick the flavor!"
"I kept thinking we'd found the right one..."
"...but she insisted I make even more to try."
"And more and more and more and more!"
"It was like she never wanted to—"
Eventually we ran out of time..."
"...so we just went with every-berry-any-chip-surprise!"
"The surprise is I lost a measuring spoon in the batter."
"Somepony's gonna get a very special pancake!"
"Up all night, huh? Is that why she's so, uh... out of it?"
"Um, I don't mean to sound unappreciative, but has anypony else noticed that Twilight has been a little too helpful lately?"
"Now that you mention it..."
"...she was lendin' a hoof at Sweet Apple Acres the other day and stuck around 'til near midnight."
"Dug up fifty tree-plantin' holes when all I needed was ten."
"She spent an entire afternoon..."
"...rearranging a single gem drawer..."
"...at the boutique. An entire afternoon!"
"You think that's weird? She raced me, like, a hundred times the other day."
"...best out of twenty..."
...best out of a hundred!" Uh, Maybe you should have a break?
"I mean, I know hanging out with me is awesome..."
"...but it was like she'd rather keep losing than—"
Oh, pancake pillow, you're the only one who understands me.
"Somepony who's avoidin' somethin', that's who."
"Soon as she wakes up, we're gonna find out what."
"I'm pancake!" (And fandom has a new treasure.)
"Uh, Twilight? Is there somethin' you wanna tell us?"
"You know how much we appreciate..."
"...all you do for us..."
"...and we simply adore having you around..."
"...but... we worry you might be... ahem... avoiding something else?"
"Has it been that obvious?"
"I've been... the thing is... I know it's silly..."
"...but I... I've been avoiding... this place."
"Why in Equestria would you want to avoid such a gorgeous castle?"
"Yeah, this place has everything!"
"...that make you feel tiny!"
"...that are cold to the touch!"
"And it even has loooong empty hallways!"
"HALLWAYS" (Wait, did anyone else hear that "syrup" part? My echo must be broken.)
"But it just... [sighs] It doesn't feel like home."
"Why, you simply need to decorate, darling. Make this space your own!"
"It's just so daunting! Look how big it is!"
"I-I don't even know where to start!"
"You can start by letting us do it for you."
"We will make this the castle of your dreams..."
"...while you go to the Ponyville spa for some much needed rest and relaxation."
"I'm saying this with love, but..."
"...have you looked in a mirror lately?"
"I've never seen you look this..."
"Yes! That is absolutely the word I was going to use."
"Ooh, I guess I do need a little help."
"And so does my castle. And I just know you'll do a great job, because nopony knows me better than you."
"We'll make this place feel cozier than hot cider on a rainy day."
"There's gonna be cider?!"
Rainbow definitely has a problem.
"Uh, I mean, let's decorate!"
"Oh, no! Did I miss the pancakes?!" (He has a Rarity plushie)
"I sleep like a baby under that cold, cavernous ceiling."
"Spike, I'm so glad you're here!"
"Yes! You're taking Twilight to the spa!"
"Great! I've been meaning to get my claws done!"
He's going to get a stomach ache by doing that.
Good idea, Spike; just take the pancakes with you.
"Come on, y'all! We've got work to do!"
"Wow, girls! We did a... great job... together..."
"Fluttershy, I love that you brought so many animals."
"Are these your trophies?"
"I prefer to think of them as everypony's trophies but with my name permanently etched onto them."
"My my, Applejack, bringing the outdoors inside, it's... earthy..."
Wait, this does not smell like flowers!
"Are these cloaks vintage?"
"Unlike your sparkly window doohickeys which are..."
"...why, they're just swell!"
"No one said anything about my hidden confetti cannons!"
"Oh, right! They're hidden!"
"Hey guys, how do my claws look?"
"Oh, Spike! Are you and Twilight done already?"
"Don't worry, I ordered her the super-deluxe mane blow-out! She'll be a while."
"Man, this place looks terrible!"
"Thank goodness somepony said something!"
"It's pretty bad, right?"
"This place looks like a mishmash of knickknacks."
"Hmm, I suppose it is a little cluttered."
"What are you guys talking about?"
"I think it looks super fun!"
"Oh! Oh, no! Please don't do that! If you all just take a deep breath and calm down—"
"No! That bunting is embroidered by hoof! Don't you move one more paw!"
"EVERYPONY, STOP!!!" (Ham—naw, not gonna do that joke. Already did it twice on the wiki.)
Strawberry, Vanilla, and Chocolate.
"I dunno. But Twilight's blow-out won't take that long."
"If she was avoiding the castle before, she'll never set hoof in here now!"
"Come on, guys, we've gotta do something! Twilight's counting on us!"
"Spike, you've got to get back to that spa and stall her! Whatever you do, don't let her come home!"
"Like, forever? But we live here."
"Uh, yes, well, uh, maybe you could manage it 'til... sunset-ish?"
Speaking of sunset, when is she
gonna appear on the show?
"Anything for you, Rarity..."
"Okay, we all agree the castle is too cluttered, right?"
"So why doesn't everypony take one of their own decorations out and we'll see how it looks?"
Punklight Sparkle. (And the fandom has yet another new treasure)
"And more importantly, how does the castle look?"
"I can't wait to go home and see it!"
"I mean, uh, I'm not... quite ready to go yet."
"Uh, why don't we have a massage?"
"I was really hoping to get, uh..."
"The 'Extra-strength-hot-stone-deep-tissue massage'?"
"I think I'll just have a traditional massage..."
"Did somepony order massages?"
Oh no! My masseur is Bulk Biceps!
"Let's do this, little dragon!"
There was a door! THERE WAS A BLINKIN' DOOR!!!!!
"Oh, I hate it when he does that." Bulk, you better have saved up a lot in cash!
"Come with me, princess."
"Everypony has taken somethin' out except you."
"Ooh, I know! I simply can't decide."
"No! Not that! Anything but that!"
"Oh, but those brighten up the whole room! They're my favorite accent!"
"Then let's lose the curtains! The room wouldn't need brightening if they weren't making it so dark!"
"Not them! They're my favorite too!"
%^#$^@!!! Rarity's about to get it...
Nnope, the steam barrel leaks: "They can't all be your favorite!"
"Okay, I'm taking down the portrait. We all know what we look like."
"Well, the room still looks a little bit cluttered, doesn't it?"
"Perhaps I'll take down a poster or two. Only to be helpful, of course!"
"Okay, everypony calm down."
"I'm sure we can find a way to remove the clutter..."
"You're absolutely right, dear."
"Hey, those are my warmin' quilts!"
"Fluttershy, tell your birds to stop pecking at my balloons!"
"I guess they must not like being scared out of their wits by exploding confetti cannons or something."
"But we can't get rid of the cannons!"
"I don't remember where I hid them."
"Oh, no, I'll help you."
"Not if I help you first!"
What happened with Twilight's new mane during the massage?
"Great suggestion, Spike. I feel totally relaxed."
Poor Spike is out of shape.
"Maybe I can get us to the castle faster."
"I mean... how... nice is this day?"
"I was hoping we could take the scenic way back."
"Come on. Walking is good for post-massage circulation."
"Really? I've never heard that theory."
Twilight and Spike are paying their respects.
Here's what's left of the Golden Oak Library after it was destroyed by Tirek.
"Oh, Spike, I'm so sorry. Of course losing the Golden Oak Library was hard for you too."
We both miss it, don't we?
"I've got an idea. Why don't we have the girls add some things to make the castle feel more like your home as well?"
Spike really hopes this ride will be better than the last one
Think, Spike, think, think, think!
Well, I guess I have got no choice.
"I, um... I just thought of what I want!"
"It's a... well, I want a..."
"I kind of need a... a bed!"
"I thought you said you sleep like a baby in the castle."
"Everypony knows babies are terrible sleepers. Let's go!"
"There! Now nothing is cluttering the castle!"
"You're right. There is literally nothing cluttering this castle."
"I hate to be the bearer of more bad news..."
"...but it's almost sunset."
"If we don't figure this out soon, it's going to look like we didn't lift a hoof to help her!"
"Why is this so hard?! We're Twilight's best friends!"
"This should be easy for us!"
"She said it herself – if anypony should be able to make her feel comfortable in her new home..."
"...it's us. If we can't do it..."
"Then Twilight will be stuck living in a castle that makes her feel... sad!"
"Wow, Fluttershy! I didn't know you could be loud enough to echo!"
"Can't believe I let go of the portrait... If it had just been me..."
"What do we do? What do we do?!"
"If Twilight comes home now, she'll be like..."
"'What did you guys do?'"
"And we'll have to be like 'Nothing!'"
"And then she'll be like..."
"'I was counting on you!...'"
"'Some friends you are!'"
Congratulations! You've just watched Pinkie Pie's emotion guide!
"We just need to figure out what we did wrong so we can make it right."
"Well, I didn't do anything wrong! I did exactly what I would do if this were my home!"
"But it's not your home. It's Twilight's home!"
"Where she keeps all her Rainbow Dash trophies?"
"Touché." (What is this, The Three Musketeers?)
"Maybe we're all a little guilty of making ourselves feel at home instead of Twilight."
"We just need to think about Twilight."
"What was it she'd loved about livin' in the Golden Oak Library?"
"The books, the smell of books, the joy she felt from organizing books..."
"That turned out to be so much fun!"
"Wait, no, that was the worst."
"We had a lot of good memories there, though. That's what made the Golden Oak Library home."
"Oh, I, uh... love what you've done with the place."
"You did such a good job of... preserving the integrity of the original design."
"It looks exactly the same!"
"Do you know how hard it was to keep her from coming back here?!"
"I never want to see another dust ruffle as long as I live!"
"Wait. Keep me from coming back here?"
"It took a teensy bit longer than we thought."
"What really makes home feel like home isn't what it looks like."
"It's the memories you make when you're there."
"So we've made something that celebrates the memories we've made with you since you moved to Ponyville."
"The ornaments on the chandelier are reminders of all the fun we've had together."
"We were hoping that being able to look at your beautiful old memories would inspire you to make new ones."
"And the best part of it is, it's made from the roots of the Golden Oak Library, so you'll never forget where you came from."
"It's exactly what the castle needed."
"And I am ready to make new memories here."
"Then let's start right now with a new memory cake!"
"Seven layer what's-that-flavor mystery surprise!"
"These might be chocolate chips..."
"...or they might be super-spicy black beans!"
"Let's go to the dining room. It's a little sparse, but..."
"...at least there's a table and chairs."
"What happened in here? Last I checked, this place was empty!"
"I couldn't help myself!"
"It was just begging for the personal touch!"
"Truth be told... I couldn't either."
"Your kitchen might have some rustic farm decor, Twilight."
"And there may or may not be some Daring Do
posters up in your library."
"And some stuffed animals in your bedroom."
"One of Pinkie Pie's confetti cannons."
"What? It's not my fault I hid them so well!"
Another everypony laughs ending. Still pretty cheesy. Brie, to be exact.