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|Season episode №:||4|
|Overall episode №:||4|
|Original airdate:||November 7, 2020 (Discovery Family GO)|
November 14, 2020 (Discovery Family)
|Written by:||Katie Chilson|
|Storyboard:||Giuseppe Dell'Olio & Oriol Vidal|
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How Applejack Got Her Hat Back
Bad Thing No. 3
This episode aired on June 28, 2020, on Treehouse TV in Canada, on August 8, 2020 on Boomerang in Australia and on August 30, 2020, on Gulli in France and it was released on nc+ GO on-demand service in Poland on September 9, 2020.
At Sugarcube Corner, Pinkie Pie and her friends get themselves psyched up for the next round of the Royal Jelly Juggernaut, but Fluttershy's attempts at making an excited face come off as cute and non-threatening, despite her insistence that she has a "dark side". While observing ponies playing in the park, Fluttershy meets and befriends a cat named Bubbles Cherub McSquee who shares her unique sense of humor. Later, while communicating with Bubbles via tablet, the rest of the Mane Six read his messages; they see Bubbles' remarks as meanspirited, but Fluttershy thinks they are hilarious.
Some time later, Fluttershy and Bubbles meet up with Rainbow Dash and Applejack to work out at the gym. Bubbles makes overly sarcastic and insensitive remarks the entire time and even plays some physical pranks. He does the same when he and Fluttershy meet up with Twilight Sparkle and Spike at the bookstore. When Fluttershy's friends call Bubbles out on his behavior, he counters by making adorable faces and showering Fluttershy with friendship gifts, causing her to excuse and forgive his rudeness.
Back at Sugarcube Corner, Pinkie Pie practices making savory desserts instead of sweet desserts for the next round of the Royal Jelly Juggernaut. When she has trouble pulling off such recipes, she loses confidence in herself. Bubbles makes the comment that all reality television is trash, and it breaks Pinkie's spirit completely. When Fluttershy calls Bubbles out on this and his usual tactic of being cute and giving her presents does not work, he leaves in a huff and takes his presents to Fluttershy back. Realizing that Bubbles has been rude to her friends since meeting them, Fluttershy decides to confront him.
When Fluttershy confronts Bubbles outside another bakery in Ponyville, Bubbles has already moved on from his friendship with her and made another friend named Buttershy. Fluttershy calls Bubbles out on his true nature of being mean and turns her back on him for good. Bubbles tries once again to soothe Fluttershy's anger by being cute, but Fluttershy counters with her own cuteness. After beating Bubbles at his own game, Fluttershy apologizes to her friends for abandoning them in favor of someone as mean as Bubbles.
The next day, Pinkie Pie has successfully made a savory dessert recipe for the Royal Jelly Juggernaut – soup-and-salad cupcakes with a balsamic glaze frosting – but she has some sweet desserts set aside for her friends. Applejack comments that the sweets are "sweet as Fluttershy", but Fluttershy reminds her that she has a dark side.
- For more quotes, see the episode's transcript.
- Rarity: Darling, you're so cute when you're trying to be tough.
- Fluttershy: I can be tough! I have a dark side!
- Rainbow Dash: [reading] "I'm at an art gallery, but it's more like a 'fart gallery'. These paintings stink."
- Fluttershy: [laughing hysterically] Oh, my new friend Bubbles is so funny!
- Applejack: Don't you think that's kinda mean?
- Fluttershy: It's not mean. He's just got a dark sense of humor. Just like me.
- Bubbles: Um, I didn't realize this was a class to learn how to count.
- Bubbles: I'm sooooorryyyyy... [purrs]
- Fluttershy: Ohhhh! You can't stay mad at that face!
- Spike: This is literally the coolest place I've ever been in my entire life!
- Bubbles: That's just sad.
- Pinkie Pie: I couldn't do it! I had to add sugar! They're cupcakes, for crying out loud!
- Bubbles: It's the truth. I just can't sugarcoat reality.
- Pinkie Pie: But... you should sugarcoat everything!
- Bubbles: If you can't handle me at my realest, then you don't deserve me at my cutest!
- Bubbles: This is my new best friend Buttershy.
- Fluttershy: You already have a new best friend?!
- Buttershy: [deadpan] Bubbles, I'm bored. Make me laugh.
- Bubbles: Heeeeeeeelp!
- Buttershy: [deadpan] Oh, Bubbles. You're soooo funny.
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