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Episode Badge of Shame; Discord's Peak
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[theme song]

Badge of Shame

Twilight Sparkle: [panting]
Pinkie Pie: Just one sugar-frosted maple ice cream cereal souffle cupcake. And you're lucky. It's my last cupcake. Dolores is kaput!
[electrical sounds]
[flames roar]
Pinkie Pie: Oh, my dear oven Dolores! And yeah, I named her Dr. Dolores Q. Baker. That's what you do when you love something so much. You give it a name and a Ph.D.! Without Dolores, I'm not a baker! And if I'm not a baker... then who even am I?
[door opens]
Twilight Sparkle: [panting] Sorry about Dolores, Pinkie, but... could you maybe help a pony out?
Applejack and Fluttershy: [gasp]
Pinkie Pie: [whimpers]
Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, and Fluttershy: [grunting]
Fluttershy: Ooh, it's heavy. Whoa. What's in the box? Wait! Isn't today when you're gonna build a machine to earn your Trail Trotters Engineering Badge?
Twilight Sparkle: [grunts] Indeed it is. Where should we put the box? Pinkie!
Pinkie Pie: [blows nose, whimpers] What? Oh. Yeah. I have a corner set aside as your workstation.
Applejack: [grunts] Why, you could even call this the Sugarcube Corner... Corner!
Pinkie Pie: You could.
Fluttershy: So, what's the first step?
Fluttershy: Instructions, right? You should always the instructions before building something. [giggles]
Twilight Sparkle: Right you are, my young apprentice. But this will be no sweat at all, for I am the Master of Instructions! [imitates fanfare]
Twilight Sparkle: [strained fanfare]
Rarity: I prefer a red carpet, but this'll do.
[cameras clicking]
Fluttershy: Careful! Don't walk on the instructions. Twilight needs them to build her machine to get her badge.
Twilight Sparkle: Yes, but the truth is these instructions are very confusing. I can't even tell what I'm building in the first place. What are these diagrams supposed to be?
Fluttershy: This looks like you're supposed to throw the box into the air?
Rainbow Dash: Uh, this looks like a pony playing buckball on a mountain. Or are they in a valley?
Applejack: Are you supposed to add water? 'Cause, uh, that sure looks like water.
Twilight Sparkle: And where are all these arrows pointing?
Pinkie Pie: [sighs] Looks like some parts are missing.
Twilight Sparkle: I can't even figure out step one...! How am I gonna do all NINETY-EIGHT STEPS?! [shatters]
Applejack: [to fourth wall] It was then that Twilight Sparkle got very anxious and worked up.
Pinkie Pie: I'd offer you one of my special super-duper sweet-and-silly pick-me-up cupcakes. But I just ate my last one, and... [sighs]
Rarity: Darling, I'm not sure the pick-me-up is working.
Twilight Sparkle: I guess today is a total bust. I'm sorry.
Fluttershy: You don't need to apologize to us. You deserve to be a Trail Trotter.
Twilight Sparkle: I'm not the Master of Instructions. Or anything else. And I won't be getting my Engineering Badge.
Fluttershy: We know this feels like an overwhelming problem. But that doesn't mean a solution's impossible.
Applejack: Yeah! Don't be so glum, chum!
Fluttershy: You're the Master of Instructions! They're not the master of you, right? So why don't you fix them?
Mane Six sans Twilight Sparkle: [cheer]
Rainbow Dash: Yoink! I've been looking for that.
[electrical buzzing]
Rest of Mane Six: [laugh]
Twilight Sparkle: I've been doing this all wrong. I won't just fix the instructions. I'm gonna improve them!
Applejack and Fluttershy: [laugh]
Twilight Sparkle: Whoo-hoo! I'm gonna need an assistant!
Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Applejack: [gasp]
Twilight Sparkle: Hmm...
Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Applejack: Huh?
Fluttershy: Do it, Pinkie. Do it for the Trail Trotters.
Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Applejack: [cheer]
Rainbow Dash: [grunting]
Twilight Sparkle: Uh...
Rest of Mane Six: [cheering]
Applejack: [to fourth wall] And so, Twilight Sparkle used her ingenuity to build her own machine.
Twilight Sparkle: It's done.
Rarity: What is it?
Fluttershy: It's... a new oven for Pinkie Pie!
Twilight Sparkle: With a few extra bells and whistles.
[bells and whistles]
Pinkie Pie: This is the best gift a pony could ever get! [giggles]
Pinkie Pie: [squeals]
Rainbow Dash: So? What's the new oven's name? [chomps]
Pinkie Pie: I think I'll call her... Dame Dulce de Leche!
Rarity: I told myself I wouldn't cry! [crying]
Fluttershy: A new oven and an Engineering Badge. Not a bad way to spend the day. Wouldn't you say, Twilight?
Twilight Sparkle: [muffled] Mmmm! Yeah, right! [gulps] It's the best! [chomps]
Rest of Mane Six: [laugh]
Gummy: [chomps, burps]

Discord's Peak

Pinkie Pie: Aah!
Fluttershy: [inhales, sighs] Smell what I smell?
Pinkie Pie: [sighs] You're right. Too much baking powder.
Fluttershy: No, not yet. I smell an awesome Trail Trotters hike on the horizon.
Fluttershy: That horizon!
Applejack: Uh, Fluttershy? You reckon we should be climbin' Mt. Volcanope?
Twilight Sparkle: [whimpers] What if it erupts while we're up there? That'd be—
[door opens]
Discord: Perfect!
Discord: But too bad that won't happen. That there magic volcano's been dormant for years. That's why they call it Mt. VolcaNOPE. [chomps]
Fluttershy: We Trail Trotters are hiking up Mt. Volcanope. You should join the troop and tag along.
Rarity: [gasps]
Pinkie Pie: No!
Applejack: [to fourth wall] Things tend to get a little messy when Discord "tags along".
Discord: Uh... let me think about that.
Discord: No.
Applejack: Awww, that's a shame.
Fluttershy: You suuuuure? It'll be fuuuuun. And by fun, I mean very chaotic. And we'll be facing our fears and putting ourselves in mortal peril!
Discord: You talk a good game, Fluttershy, but my answer remains the same. I choose not to join, associate, or... pledge loyalty to any such... troop.
Mane Six sans Fluttershy: Whew!
Discord: [slurps]
Pinkie Pie: You gonna choose to pay for those?
Discord: Hey, look over there!
Pinkie Pie: [groans]
Fluttershy: [sighs] I wish Discord were here.
Rainbow Dash: Why? He's not a Trail Trotter. He's a walking disaster.
Fluttershy: But he's my walking disaster.
Twilight Sparkle: Sometimes I worry about the friends you choose.
Fluttershy: Everypony deserves to share in the fun of being a Trail Trotter.
Rarity: That mischievous miscreant didn't seem all that interested. You can lead a draconequus, but you can't make it take a drink.
Pinkie Pie: [giggles, squeals] I can see Sugarcube Corner from here!
Applejack: This is what it's all about.
Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash: [sigh, "Whoa"]
Fluttershy: Just a little chaos.
Twilight Sparkle: Fluttershy?
Fluttershy: Enough to get Discord to join in on the fun! [grunts]
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Pinkie Pie: [screams]
Applejack: [narrating] Meanwhile, back at Sugarcube Corner...
Spike: What it'll be?
Discord: I've already decided. I'm not hiking up Mt. Volcanope.
Spike: Uh, I mean what kind of cupcake?
Discord: I wonder what sorts of boring chaos they're up to. No! I stand by my decision!
Spike: Cool, cool. Uh, speaking of decisions, what cupcake?
Discord: Hmm? Oh, hey! Look over there!
Twilight Sparkle: It's erupting!
Mane Six: [screaming]
Fluttershy: Stay calm, everypony! Remember your Trail Trotter training! When in danger, seek safety!
Mane Six: [scream]
Fluttershy: Okay, maybe this is the teensiest bit too much chaos, fear-facing and mortal peril.
Discord: Well, this has turned out to be a perfectly boring day. [sighs] Wha? That looks like it's coming from Mt. Volcanope! And that must mean Fluttershy's in danger! Danger plus chaos equals perfect! Math. [snaps fingers]
Mane Six: [whimpering] Huh?
Fluttershy: Discord! A little help, please!
Discord: I suppose. Why not?
Mane Six: Whoa...!
Rainbow Dash: You saved the day!
Mane Six: [cheer]
Fluttershy: I always knew you were a Trail Trotter at heart.
Discord: No, I'm not. I do not trot.
Fluttershy: You know what? You're right. I wanted you to be a Trail Trotter when you're really... a Solo Scout!
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Discord: Solo?
Discord: Hmm. [snaps fingers] I like the sound of that. [slurps] Go on. Tell me, tell me!
Fluttershy: Solo Scouts are a troop of one. They rely on nopony but themselves. But, oh, you chose not to join, so forget I said anything.
Discord: Too late! I'm in! I am a Solo Scout! And I'm off to do what we Solo Scouts do best! Solo, so long! Hey, look over there!
Mane Six: [laugh]
Pinkie Pie: Great idea to make up the Solo Scouts. That's perfect for Discord!
Rainbow Dash: Crazy that somepony could just make up a troop on the spot like that.
Mane Six sans Fluttershy: [nervous laugh]
Fluttershy: It's important to listen to your friends when they tell you something. It was wrong of me to force Discord to do something he didn't want to do. But he really would make a great Scout. [giggles]
Discord: Uh... a certain Solo Scout can't remember how he got up the mountain, and now he can't get back down. Can he be a... temporary Trail Trotter?
Mane Six sans Fluttershy: [groan]
Fluttershy: [giggles]