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|Cute Impact; The Crystal Capturing Contraption|
|Season episode №:||1|
|Overall episode №:||27|
|Original airdate:||April 10, 2021
|Written by:||Taneka Stotts (Cute Impact)|
Greg Levine (The Crystal Capturing Contraption)
|Storyboard:||Francesco Cipolla & Estrela Lourenço|
|credits • transcript • gallery • allusions|
animation errors • statistics • speculation
The Great Collide; Sportacular Spectacular Musical Musak-ular
The Comet Section; Cotton Candy-Colored Glasses
In Cute Impact, Twilight Sparkle makes a startling discovery, but instead of telling her friends, she decides to try and solve the problem by herself.
The Mane Six celebrate the New Moon with a midnight party at Sugarcube Corner, and Twilight Sparkle brings a portable planetarium so they can observe the stars and constellations. After her friends fall asleep, Twilight discovers through her telescope a pink comet in space hurtling toward Ponyville. The knowledge of this discovery fills her with worry until the next morning, but when her friends ask about it, she assures them nothing is wrong and leaves.
At the library, Twilight tries to look for more information on this pink comet. Her friends appear and observe her with concern, but she continues to act like everything is fine. When they find her secretly researching cataclysms and end-of-the-world scenarios, they confront her, and she explains what she discovered the previous night and says she kept it from them so they would not worry.
Twilight finally accepts her friends' help, and they discover together that the pink comet is called the Cotton Candy Comet, a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon that brings joy and a current of candy-coated crystals and whose arrival is celebrated with a wish-making festival. With her worries eased, Twilight finally manages to get some sleep.
The Crystal Capturing Contraption
Following the success of her unboxing video, Fluttershy decides to try being a news reporter, and for her first story, she chooses to cover the incoming Cotton Candy Comet. Taking Rarity's advice, Fluttershy conducts one-on-one interviews with the rest of the Mane Six to get their opinions on the comet. Most of the interviews are average and uneventful, but when Fluttershy goes to interview Pinkie Pie, she finds Pinkie putting together a strange mechanical device.
Pinkie explains that, with the coming of the Cotton Candy Comet, a current of candy crystals is expected to fly over Equestria later that evening, and Pinkie wants to collect these crystals to use in her baking recipes. With Pinkie distracted by her crystal-collecting task, she is unable to help with Fluttershy's news story, and she takes her device to the top of Mt. Volcanope.
Even at the top of the volcano, Pinkie is too far away from the crystal current to collect the comet crystals. Remembering Fluttershy can grow to giant size, Pinkie returns to her and apologizes for dismissing her news reporter dreams, and Fluttershy apologizes for putting her own desires over being a good friend. The two make amends, and Fluttershy uses her size-changing ability to get Pinkie close enough to the crystal current. Pinkie is able to collect all the crystals she needs, and Fluttershy fulfills her dream of being a reporter.
- For more quotes, see the episode's transcript.
- Twilight Sparkle: It's a portable planetarium. I like to use it to study the stars and unlock the secrets of the cosmos. Plus... it's preeeetty!
- Pinkie Pie: I know what will wake her up. Pancakes! Heavy on the marmalade. The impact of flavors will leave a citrusy crater in her mouth.
- Twilight Sparkle: "Impact"?! "Crater"?!
- Applejack: What's gotten into her?
- Pinkie Pie: Not pancakes.
- Rarity: If there's a mystery afoot, I'm your mare. I lead the library's "Dashing Dame Detective Story Hour" twice a week. Thrice, if they'll have me.
- Twilight Sparkle: Don't read—!
- Pinkie Pie: "The End of Equestria, Volume 16"?
- Twilight Sparkle: ...that.
- Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
- Pinkie Pie: I know, right? I always thought there were only fifteen volumes.
- Twilight Sparkle: It's a lot harder than I thought to take this on alone. I should've told you.
- Fluttershy: You can always tell us. Our friendship speaks volumes.
- Pinkie Pie: Yeah! Sixteen of 'em!
The Crystal Capturing Contraption
- Fluttershy: Peter Pony picked a pack of perfect peonies. A pack of perfect peonies Peter Pony picked.
- Rarity: Interview all of us! Ask us what we think of the comet. Be a real pony on the scene!
- Fluttershy: Oh. I don't like the sound of that. I love it!
- Rarity: Comets are out of this world. But what's in this world is my new one-pony show, Fiddler on the Hoof!
- Fluttershy: Pinkie, the Cosmic Cotton Candy Comet is coming. Tell the world what you think about it.
- Pinkie Pie: I was nervicited – which is a mixture of nervous and excited – but now I'm strebebelief! That's stressed beyond belief!
- Fluttershy: I let the pressure to get the perfect interview get in the way of being a good friend. I'm sorry.
- Pinkie Pie: No, I need to apologize. Those cotton candy crystals clouded my judgment, and I didn't stop to really listen to you. I'm sorry.
- Pinkie Pie: Fluttershy, grow! Fluttershy, grow!
- Herd Happily: In other news – pasta. What is it?
- My Little Pony: Pony Life (Animated). TV Passport. Retrieved on 2021 April 2.
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