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Episode What Goes Updo; Communication Shakedown
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[theme song]

What Goes Updo

Rainbow Dash: I can't believe the Crystal Empire Carnival's back in town! The moment that ribbon's cut, I am racing!
Applejack: I'm ridin' the rip-roarin' rides!
Twilight Sparkle: And I'm galloping to the games! With my trusty calculations for best buckball-throwing velocity to hula-hoop-catching probability, those carnival prizes are mine!
Pinkie Pie: [whines] I just hope Rarity shows up soon. They're about to cut the ribbon.
[crowd cheers]
[cameras clicking]
Mane Six sans Rarity: [gasp]
Princess Cadance: The Crystal Empire Carnival is now officially open!
[crowd cheers]
Princess Cadance: And to all your happy hooves, welcome!
[rapid footfalls]
Mane Six sans Rarity: [coughing]
Pinkie Pie: Princess Cadance is trotting towards us! Act cool.
Mane Six sans Rarity: [shuddering]
Princess Cadance: What's wrong, ponies? Is something off with the opening day ceremonies?
Applejack: Not at all, Princess Cadance. We're just waitin' for our friend— Dangity-doo! That's one gem of an updo!
Mane Six sans Rarity: Oooooh...
Fluttershy: I wish I could wear my mane like that.
Princess Cadance: Well, you're in luck. There's a bejewel booth just up the way.
Mane Six sans Rarity: [sounds of awe]
Princess Cadance: Mane makeovers for all!
Mane Six sans Rarity: [gasp]
Mane Six sans Rarity: [cheer]
Princess Cadance: Yaaas!
[camera clicking]
Princess Cadance: Beautiful! Chic! Fierce! You ponies put the "you" in "fab-you-lous"! We have to get a sparkly selfie. Say "faboo"!
Mane Six sans Rarity: [laughing and cheering]
Rarity: Yoo-hoo!
Rest of Mane Six: Huh?
Pinkie Pie: [gasps] That must be Rarity!
Rarity: I am sorry I'm late, darlings. Rehearsal ran long, and you know how that... [gasps] My hoofness! Look at all of your updos!
Applejack: [chuckles] You dig? I think this apple really brings out my eyes.
Rest of Mane Six: [agreeing]
Rarity: I simply must have mine done in that style, too! Immediately!
[dramatic sting]
Rainbow Dash: Oh, no. The booth's boarded up.
Rarity: Now I'm stuck with a normal and boring – albeit amazing – mane. This moment can't get any worse!
Rarity: Ooh! New notification from Princess Cadance!
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Rarity: Don't mind if I do! [gasps] The sparkly selfie of your updos? [faints]
Rest of Mane Six: [gasp]
Pinkie Pie: Oh, Rarity feels so bad.
Fluttershy: I knew we should've waited.
Twilight Sparkle: What are we gonna do?
Applejack: I've got it!
Rarity: [sighs]
Applejack: Hey, Rarity!
Rarity: [yelps]
Applejack: How 'bout we become your personal sparkle stylists?
Rest of Mane Six: [cheer]
[hay rustling]
Applejack: Mm-hmm!
Twilight Sparkle: [laughs] Hmmm.
Fluttershy: Ahhh...
Pinkie Pie: Ahhh...
Rarity: Ooh, I am going to be the most fabulous pony here! Thank you—! [gasps, shrieks, barfs] You've made a mess of my mane!
Pinkie Pie: [laughs] I don't think it's all that bad.
Rarity: [growls] What have you done to me?!
Applejack: I've got it!
Applejack: Again.
Applejack: Pssst. All right. Solution's as easy as a toad tryin' to wrassle a flea. We just have to muss up our own manes to match Rarity's.
[ponies yelp]
Rainbow Dash: Whoo-hoo! Whooooaaaa! [laughs, yells]
[ponies screaming]
Twilight Sparkle: Ugh.
Applejack: [grunts]
Fluttershy: Wheeee!
Applejack and Fluttershy: [laugh]
Rainbow Dash: Hey, Rarity.
Rarity: Hmm? [gasps, shrieks, barfs] Darlings, your manes! They're...
Fluttershy: Delightfully disheveled?
Pinkie Pie: Sweetly sloppy?
Applejack: Rootin' tootin' rumpled?
Mane Six sans Rarity: [laugh]
Rarity: But they were so beautiful before. Oh, you didn't have to do that just for me. Sure, I wanted to be included, but I should've accepted that I was late to partake in the fancy fun. On the bright side, at least you still have that sparkle selfie.
Mane Six sans Rarity: [laugh]
Princess Cadance: Yaaas!
Rarity: [gasps] Princess Cadance is trotting over here. Act cool!
Princess Cadance: Actually, I took the sparkle selfie down. After seeing Rarity left out, I realized it has lost its luster. Let's take another one.
Mane Six sans Rarity: [cheer, gasp]
Rarity: But your updo was the cutting-edge of coiffure!
Princess Cadance: And it still is. I love the untidy trend. So chic and low-maintenance.
Mane Six: [agreeing]
Princess Cadance: Say "messy do"!
Mane Six: [laughing]
[camera clicks]

Communication Shakedown

[ponies screaming]
Pinkie Pie: [screaming]
Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, and Fluttershy: [screaming]
haunted house growls]
Rarity: [giggles]
Rest of Mane Six: [panting]
Pinkie Pie: All right, ponies! We're doing this carnival right! But there's still sights to be seen and treats to be eats! So what do we all want to do next?
Applejack: I – and this might shock some of y'all – feel like bobbin' for apples.
Rarity: I would like my muzzle painted. Even though there's clearly no improving this visage.
Rainbow Dash: I gotta play the mallet game. I need total strangers to know how strong I am.
Fluttershy: I'd like to ride the teacups!
Rest of Mane Six: Ooh.
Fluttershy: I don't have a reason. Just seems fun.
Mane Six: [sigh]
Rarity: Seems we have not arrived at a consensus.
Pinkie Pie: [scoffs] That's no problem at all. Let's just split up, do separate stuff, then synchronize our plans in a group text.
Applejack: Hmm. Not a bad idea.
Rainbow Dash: I'm in.
Twilight Sparkle: Okay, I'm adding us all in a text together. And go!
Rainbow Dash: And... break!
Rainbow Dash: Never mind!
Applejack: Now, if I know apples like I think I do, just gotta factor in the weight of the submerged Fujis with the bulk of the honeycrisps, minus the displacement of the red delicious... There it is! [chuckles] The biggest apple in the bushel! [grunts] Yee-haw! [chomps]
Pony Running the Booth: That was the best bobbin' these baby-blues have ever seen!
Applejack: Well, shucks. Thank you kindly. So what's my prize?
Pony Running the Booth: Well... it's the apple.
Applejack: Huh. Fair enough. [chomps]
Face Painter: Almost finished. No peeking.
Rarity: Hmmm... Darling, I think you're doing a top-notch job. Just a few suggestions on the intricacies of capturing the butterfly's delicate wings. I could, um... Well, I'll just finish it myself.
[heavenly music]
Fluttershy: Whoo-hooooo! This is so exhilarating! I've never known excitement like this! I am on a nonstop thrill ride, and I never want to get off!
[teacups creaking]
Rainbow Dash: You ponies dare me to win?!
Pony: [indifferent grunt]
Rainbow Dash: Oh, well. I dare myself! [grunts]
Rainbow Dash: [laughs, kisses]
Reuse Pony: [gasps] Would you look at that?!
[ponies gasp]
Reuse Pony: I bet the prize for a win that big is enormous!
Rainbow Dash: Ugh. I'll just have my memory of this moment as my prize.
[crashing sounds]
Pinkie Pie: Wow! That was awesomazing! Better check in with everypony so we can meet up and have even more fun together! "Hey, anyone around or what?" And send! Perfect!
[phones beeping and buzzing]
Rarity: "Anyone around or what?" I didn't think we were gone that long. Is she implying that I've been dillying? Or worse – dallying?!
Applejack: If she wanted us to meet up sooner, she should've said somethin'.
Fluttershy: W-What did I do?
Twilight Sparkle: Wow. No smiley face? Is she mad at me?
Rainbow Dash: "Anyone around or what?" [scoffs] Of course I'm around. I'm gonna answer, "Yeah!"
Rest of Mane Six: Huh?
Rarity: This cannot be good!
Fluttershy: "You OK?"
[phone beeps]
Rainbow Dash: "You OK?" Wow. Okay, Fluttershy. Message received! Time to reply in all caps! "I THINK SO!"
Pinkie Pie: "Whatever."
Mane Six: [whimper and sigh]
[Ferris wheel creaking]
[sad music]
[phones ring]
Mane Six: Oh, hey, it's you! Huh. Hey, stop saying what I'm saying! Stop saying what I'm saying! I wasn't really mad. It's just 'cause of that really weird text.
Pinkie Pie: Enough! I mean, we had to put an end to this sometime.
Applejack: Hey, Pinkie? You mean you weren't really mad at us?
Pinkie Pie: No, not at all! This has been a great day! Maybe we just needed to communicate a little bit better.
Rarity: Well, I can say that I'd love to do a little less texting and a little more talking face-to-face. Especially with fabulous friends like you.
Rest of Mane Six: Awwww!
Pinkie Pie: Look! More treats to be eats! Who wants some? It's on meeee!
Rest of Mane Six: [cheer and laugh]
Pinkie Pie: [chomps] Mmmm!