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Episode Close Encounters of the Balloon Kind; The Tiara of Truth
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[theme song]

Close Encounters of the Balloon Kind

[deep humming]
Pinkie Pie: Get 'em while they're hot and tasty! New glittery treats featuring cosmic cotton candy crystals! Straight from the oven and...
Rest of Mane Six: [laughing]
Pinkie Pie: ...into your mouth. [chomps]
Pinkie Pie: [giggling]
Rarity: I dare say, dear girl, these cupcakes are so good, I think I need to lie down. [chomps]
Rarity: [sighs]
Rest of Mane Six: [laugh]
Pinkie Pie: I'm gonna spend the whole day baking new treats. And you'll be my taste-testing team.
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Pinkie Pie: There's literally nothing that can come between me and my baking!
Mane Six: [gasp]
Applejack: I reckon you spoke too soon, Pinkie. Somethin's out there blockin' the sun.
[sci-fi music]
Pinkie Pie: [gasps] Maybe it's another cosmic event!
Mane Six: Uh...
Fluttershy: I have no idea what in Equestria it could be. It's a mysterious mane-scratcher.
[deep humming]
Fluttershy: [whimpers]
Pinkie Pie: It looks like something's inside. Are any of you... scared?
Rest of Mane Six: [whimpering]
Rarity: Yes! Here we go again...
[squirrel chittering]
Rainbow Dash: S-Should we... follow that squirrel?
Applejack: Why would we do that?
Rainbow Dash: I-I don't know! I panicked!
Twilight Sparkle: We should wait and see what happens. And in the meantime, we can study this giant balloon... airship?
Pinkie Pie: I don't know if it's my nerves or the phrase "giant balloon airship", but every time I think about what's inside that thingy, my thoughts go from sweet to sour. Is anypony else's imagination running wild?
Rest of Mane Six: ["Mm-hmm", "Uh-huh", etc.]
Applejack: Yup. And... start fantasy sequence montage.
Pinkie Pie: There could be more rare baking ingredients inside! [giggling]
Rest of Mane Six: [scream]
Pinkie Pie: Stuff me full of cookies, that's chocolate lava! [laughs] The scorching s'mores I could make! Huh? That's a lot of chocolate lava! Coming right for me! Rarity, what do you think it could be?
Rarity: Maybe the balloon will transform into a stage! Ponies will gather from far and wide to watch me perform my one-pony show Lamilton! I play a little lamb who transforms the world through song and i-lamb-ic pentameter!
I wanna be in the loom where wool happens
The loom where wool—
[crowd booing]
[tomatoes splatting]
Rarity: [grunting] Didn't expect a pelting! Get it? A "pelt"-ing? [laughs]
Rarity: Okay. I'll see myself out.
Twilight Sparkle: Or the balloon could be a giant library containing all the information in the universe! What I would give to be inside with all those books!
Twilight Sparkle: A reading light would be nice.
Rainbow Dash: Maybe it's a balloon monster! Maybe it's Balloonga the Destroyer!
Balloonga: Behold! I am Balloonga! All ponies bow before— Wait. "Balloonga"? My name's "Balloonga"?
Rainbow Dash: Uh, I'm not good with names.
Balloonga: But I am good with manes! [laughs evilly]
Rainbow Dash: [yells] Quick! Who's next?!
Applejack: Uh... maybe the balloon is full of apples?
Applejack: Hoo-wee! [laughs]
Applejack: [whimpers] Even I know that's too many apples! [screams]
Pinkie Pie: Hm. This fantasy feels familiar.
Applejack: End montage! End montage!
Fluttershy: Maybe all those will happen. Or none of them. Honestly, I'm okay with waiting to find out.
Rest of Mane Six: Huh?
Pinkie Pie: You're not scared? It could be any of those things! That's... well, it's... it's scary!
Fluttershy: Am I curious about the giant, mysterious, hovering, glowing airship balloon that none of us have any idea what it could be or what will happen next because of it being here all of a sudden?
Rest of Mane Six: ["Yes!"/"Exactly!", whimpering]
Fluttershy: But that doesn't mean we should jump to the worst-case scenario. Everypony take a deep breath.
Mane Six: [inhale, exhale]
Fluttershy: Repeat after me. The unknown is not scary.
Rest of Mane Six: The unknown is not...
Mane Six: [yelp]
Rarity: [faints]
Twilight Sparkle: By my calculations, I think this balloon – I mean, these balloons – are somehow related to the cosmic event of the Cotton Candy Comet!
Pinkie Pie: Hmm. What makes you say that, Twi?
[deep humming]
Mane Six: [gasp]
Rainbow Dash: Yup. Story checks out. Pinkie, you look nervous.
Pinkie Pie: I feel it!
Fluttershy: The unknown is not scary.
Pinkie Pie: The unknown is not scary!
Fluttershy: In a way, it's actually kind of exciting 'cause we'll figure it out together. Right?
Rest of Mane Six: ["Yup"/"Mm-hmm", whimper]
[ominous music]
Applejack: [chuckles] Cliffhanger.

The Tiara of Truth

Pinkie Pie: [humming]
Rarity: Pinkie, darling, I know this taste test is a big deal, but do you think you might be overdoing it on the streamers just a teensy bit?
Pinkie Pie: Nope! A dessert like my splendiferous cupcakes deserves double the sweetness, triple the decorations, and quadruple the taste-testers!
Rarity: Speaking of, where are they?
[cuckoo clock]
Pinkie Pie: You're right. Everypony's late! [groans] They promised that they'd be here fifteen sprinkles ago. For maximum effect, the cupcakes need to be tasted right at four o'clock!
Rarity: I'm sure they have a good reason.
Pinkie Pie: Even so, I can't wait. Hurry, Rarity! You have to try one right now!
Rarity: [chomps]
Rarity: [babbles]
Pinkie Pie: Well? What do you think? Too much sugar?
Rarity: No, no. Uh, it's the perfect amount of sugar. So absolutely delectable, Pinkie. Just... divine.
Pinkie Pie: Whoo-hoo-hoo!
Rarity: [laughs nervously, gags, barfs]
Gummy: [chomps]
[8-bit music]
[door opens]
Rainbow Dash: Oh, no! Two sprinkles past four!
[cuckoo clock]
Applejack: Did we miss it?
Pinkie Pie: Yes. Yes, you did.
Twilight Sparkle: We're sorry.
Rainbow Dash: My bad.
Fluttershy: Oopsies.
Applejack: Honestly, I just plumb forgot it was Thursday. Sorry, Pinkie.
Twilight Sparkle: Well, I have a good reason.
Twilight Sparkle: [narrating] I was super-focused on conducting a complex experiment, and I completely lost track of time.
Rainbow Dash: [narrating] And I just placed first in a wing-lifting competition. They'd just given me my trophy when...
[clock ticks]
Fluttershy: [narrating] As for me, I was hosting a bountiful bunny brunch for Angel and his buddies. [speaking] Oh, my! Ohhh!
Fluttershy: But... I brought you this.
Pinkie Pie: What a unique apology gift. Thanks, Fluttershy.
Mane Six: [sounds of awe]
[mystical music]
Rarity: There was a tiara inside?!
Pinkie Pie: Wow! All of a sudden, I feel a strong urge to tell you ponies that... I love Brussels sprouts!
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Twilight Sparkle: Whoa. I think that tiara might have some magical properties. Do you mind if I try it on, Pinkie?
Pinkie Pie: Sure, I... Whoa.
[mystical music]
Twilight Sparkle: I wasn't late because I was conducting an experiment. [gasps] I was...
Twilight Sparkle: ...painting lawn gnome ponies! It's my secret hobby!
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Twilight Sparkle: I've never told anypony that before.
Twilight Sparkle: Just as I suspected! This tiara makes the pony who wears it tell the truth!
Rainbow Dash: Cool! My turn!
[mystical music]
Rainbow Dash: I am the most awesome pony I know. [laughs] Hey, it works.
Pinkie Pie: Why were you late today?
[mystical music]
Rainbow Dash: Truth is...
Rainbow Dash: [narrating] ...I was gonna compete, but the new Daring Do book was just way too un-put-down-able!
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Rainbow Dash: [laughs nervously]
Fluttershy: Okay, fine.
Fluttershy: [narrating] I was on the sixth attempt at making Angel Bunny an acceptable lunch.
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Fluttershy: Oh.
[mystical music]
Applejack: I plumb forgot it was Thursday.
Pinkie Pie: Huh.
Applejack: Told ya. I cannot tell a lie.
Rarity: Is it my turn? I need a mirror. I'm going to need to see how I—
[mystical music]
Rarity: Look, Pinkie Pie. Your cupcakes are too sweet. Just inedible. I can't imagine a single pony would enjoy them in all of Ponyville.
Rarity's Reflection: [gasps]
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Pinkie Pie: Awww. Why did you say they were divine?
Rarity: Oh. I suppose I was just trying to spare your feelings.
Pinkie Pie: [sniffles] Well... spare me any more thoughts! [sobs]
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Pinkie Pie: [whimpers]
Pinkie Pie: [whimpers]
Rarity: The truthiest truth is... I'm sorry, Pinkie.
Fluttershy: We all are.
Rarity: And, well, I only lied because I don't want to hurt anypony's feelings. Especially those of my best friends.
Pinkie Pie: It's okay. But in the future, we should all take a lesson from Applejack and be a little more honest with each other. Starting... now!
Twilight Sparkle: Honestly, I still want to try your new cupcakes.
Pinkie Pie: Whoo-hoo-hoo!
[suction sounds]
Pinkie Pie: Now tell me what you really think.
Rest of Mane Six: Mmmm!
Pinkie Pie: [giggles]
[8-bit music]