A Bird in the Hoof

Information

TitleA Bird in the Hoof
Season1
Number22
Overall Number22
Wiki PageA Bird in the Hoof
Main Character
  • Fluttershy
PreviousOver a Barrel
NextThe Cutie Mark Chronicles

In this episode 9 characters spoke a total of 162 lines. The most talkative character was Fluttershy, who spoke 77 lines.

Characters

Most Talkative Characters
image/svg+xml https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/01/22/ https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/01/22/ Fluttershy (77, 49%) Twilight Sparkle (40, 25%) Princess Celestia (19, 12%) Mr. Cake (4, 3%) Pinkie Pie (4, 3%) Rainbow Dash (4, 3%) Applejack (3, 2%) Mrs. Cake (3, 2%) Rarity (3, 2%)

Transcript

  • Fluttershy
There you go, Mr. Mousey. Now you stay off that leg and do everything I told you. And it will be just like new in no time at all.
  • Fluttershy
Oh, you're welcome. Happy to be able to help.
  • Fluttershy
You... found a watch? You... wanna be a watch? You're running! Running out of time? No. You're... late?
  • Fluttershy
I'm late for a very important date! The big brunch for Princess Celestia at Sugarcube Corner. Oh, the princess is here in Ponyville for a party, and we all promised we'd be there. But I'm not there! Oh, do I look all right? Do I need to bring anything? Maybe I shouldn't go.
  • Fluttershy
Aah! It's starting! I'm missing it!
  • Fluttershy
Oh, thanks, Angel. I mean, if you hadn't reminded me, I might have not remembered, and then I wouldn't be there, and everypony would be wondering where I was and... Oh, right. I'm late.
  • Fluttershy
Oh, okay then. See you later.
  • Rainbow Dash
So... what do I have to do to get to be one of the Princess's royal guards, anyway? Is the pay good? Hellooo? Anybody home? Wah-wah! Ooh, you're good. Too good. I'm bored.
  • Fluttershy
Phew. Made it.
Halt!
Who goes there?
  • Fluttershy
No one. Never mind. I'll go home.
  • Twilight Sparkle
It's all right, sirs. She's on the list.
  • Fluttershy
Thanks, Twilight.
  • Twilight Sparkle
I'm so glad you could make it, Fluttershy. It wouldn't be the same without you.
  • Mr. Cake
How's everypony doing? Good? Good.
  • Mrs. Cake
Anything else we can get for you, dearies...? Ooh, I-I mean, esteemed guests.
  • Princess Celestia
Everything is fine, Mr. and Mrs. Cake.
  • Fluttershy
Sorry I'm late. I had to finish taking care of a patient first.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Oh, you and your tender loving care of little animals. I just know Princess Celestia is gonna love that about you. I mean, I hope she will... I mean, of course she will!
  • Fluttershy
Wow, Twilight. I thought I was the only one who got nervous at social gatherings.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Oh, it's not that. I just want the princess to approve of my friends.
  • Fluttershy
But she's met us all before.
  • Twilight Sparkle
And read about you in my letters. But this is the first time she's spent any real time with you. I want everypony to make a good impression.
  • Fluttershy
Well, I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. Besides, it's just a casual get-together, right?
  • Rarity
Don't touch me! Watch the dress! Careful, you're gonna spill that on me! Oh, oh, that looks delicious. What is it? Oh, does it stain?! Keep it away from me!
  • Fluttershy
Or... perhaps not that casual.
  • Applejack
Uh... which is the salad and which is the appetizer again? And which am I supposed to eat first? Oh, never mind. I'm not hungry.
  • Fluttershy
It's okay, Twilight. So our friends' manners aren't perfect. I doubt the princess will even notice.
  • Pinkie Pie
Whoo-hoo! Cupcakes, candies and pies, oh my! Oooh! Chocolate fountainy goodness! You gonna eat that?!
  • Pinkie Pie
Hey!
  • Mr. Cake
A thousand pardons, Your Majesty.
  • Princess Celestia
That's quite all right, thank you.
  • Mrs. Cake
Empty teacup at 4 o'clock!
  • Mr. Cake
Uh, I see it, honey bun!
  • Princess Celestia
Oh, um... thank you.
  • Mr. Cake
Not at all, Your Highness.
  • Princess Celestia
Thank you again.
  • Mrs. Cake
Oh, but of course, Your Majesty.
  • Princess Celestia
Gotcha!
  • Twilight Sparkle
Oh...
  • Princess Celestia
And what about you, dear? Fluttershy, is it?
  • Fluttershy
Me? Oh yes, Your Highness.
  • Princess Celestia
I understand from Twilight Sparkle's letters that you enjoy tending to the needs of woodland creatures.
  • Fluttershy
Yes, I love to take care of animals.
  • Princess Celestia
As do I. As Princess, I care deeply about all creatures, great and small.
  • Princess Celestia
Nothing means more to me than the well-being of all my subjects.
  • Princess Celestia
Ah, Philomena, my pet. You're awake. Do say hello to our gracious hosts.
  • Fluttershy
Oh... my.
  • Princess Celestia
She is quite a sight, isn't she?
  • Fluttershy
I... I... I've never seen anything like it.
  • Princess Celestia
Really? Well, if I must... I'm sorry, everypony. I'm afraid I have to cut the party short. The mayor has requested an audience with me. Royal duty calls. Thank you for a wonderful time. It's been a joy getting to know you all better.
  • Applejack
Phew! Now I can eat someth'n! I'm starved! Oh...
  • Rarity
Stay right where you are. All I want is a clear path to the exit. Nobody move and my dress won't get hurt! Stay back! Back, I say!
  • Twilight Sparkle
Well, Spike, I don't know for sure how things went with the princess, but at least no big disasters happened.
  • Fluttershy
Oh, you poor little thing. How did you ever get in such bad condition? Don't you worry, Philomena. I'll nurse you back to health. As a favor to the princess, who's obviously just far too busy to care for you properly.
  • Fluttershy
I'm sure the princess will appreciate the help. Oh my. We'd better get you to bed right away. There.
  • Fluttershy
This is far worse than I thought. What you need is some medicine. Stat!
  • Fluttershy
Here you go, Philomena. This will fix you right up.
  • Fluttershy
Doctor Fluttershy expected that.
  • Fluttershy
Always works. Uh... Almost always.
  • Fluttershy
There's nothing like homemade soup to cure what ails you. Come on now. You're not gonna get better if you don't cooperate. Mmm... See? It's delicious. Good and good for you. Here comes the choo-choo train. Chugga-chugga, chugga-chugga, whoo-whoo!
  • Fluttershy
Oh dear. Don't worry, Philomena. I know what'll make you feel better. Wait right here. I have just the thing.
  • Fluttershy
Look, Philomena. I brought a fellow feathered friend by to cheer you up. Hummingway here was sick once too, but he let me help him and got better in no time. Didn't you, boy?
  • Fluttershy
Say hello to your new friend Philomena.
  • Fluttershy
Aw, look. I think he likes you.
  • Fluttershy
Your turn now, Philomena. Go ahead. You can do it. Oh! Um... good try?
  • Fluttershy
I know what'll clear up that tickle in your throat. A humidifier. Refreshing. How's that feeling now for you, Philomena? Better?
  • Fluttershy
Oh... That's okay. I know lots of other ways to take care of you. Don't worry. You're gonna get better. How about...
  • Fluttershy
Aromatherapy?
  • Fluttershy
Warm bath?
  • Fluttershy
Ointment?
  • Fluttershy
Scalpel. Surgical tape. Feathers.
  • Fluttershy
Oh, Philomena. I thought it would be easy to nurse you back to health. I've tried everything I know. And look at you. You're worse than ever.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Hi, Fluttershy! I just wanted to drop by and say thank you so very much for making such a good impression on the princess today... What is Celestia's pet doing here?!
  • Fluttershy
I couldn't leave the poor thing there. She needed my help.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Oh no. Nonononononono! This is bad.
  • Fluttershy
How could I just walk away and not do anything?
  • Twilight Sparkle
But... but... she doesn't belong to you!
  • Fluttershy
I had to do something.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Without telling anypony?! Without asking permission?!
  • Fluttershy
But...
  • Twilight Sparkle
I know you had good intentions, but you have got to return the princess's pet!
  • Fluttershy
But...
  • Fluttershy
You're right. Okay, let's...
  • Fluttershy
...go.
  • Twilight Sparkle
If we hurry, we can put her back before anypony even realizes she's missing.
We were told we could find Twilight Sparkle here.
We regret to inform you, miss, that the royal pet has gone missing.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Really? You don't say!
  • Twilight Sparkle
It's that dry night air?
  • Fluttershy
But it's daytime.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Well... day air's even drier. You guards better be on your way if you're gonna find the princess's missing pet. Philomena, was it? Thank you ever so much for keeping me in the loop. Bye! Phew... What are you doing?!
  • Fluttershy
Going to return Philomena, remember?
  • Twilight Sparkle
We can't now!
  • Fluttershy
Why not?
  • Twilight Sparkle
You have no idea what the princess is gonna do if she finds you're the one who took her pet, do you?!
  • Fluttershy
Do you?
  • Twilight Sparkle
Well... no. But it can't be anything good. She might banish you from Equestria. Or throw you in a dungeon. Or banish you and then throw you in a dungeon in the place that she banishes you to!
  • Fluttershy
You really think the princess would do that?
  • Twilight Sparkle
Okay. Granted that probably won't happen, but do you wanna take any chances?
  • Fluttershy
All that really matters to me is that poor little Philomena here gets well.
  • Twilight Sparkle
That's very noble of you. I'll write to you when you're banished. Unless I'm banished too somewhere there's no post office. Then you'll have to write to me. Deal?
  • Fluttershy
Please, Twilight. You just have to help me get Philomena healthy and then we can return her to the princess. And everything will be fine.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Did you give her any kind of medicine?
  • Fluttershy
I tried to, but she wouldn't take it.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Then you have to make her take it. You can't be such a pushover, Fluttershy! You need to show this patient who's the boss. Make her straighten up and fly right!
  • Fluttershy
She can't fly.
  • Twilight Sparkle
No excuses!
  • Twilight Sparkle
Done. Okay, what else?
  • Fluttershy
Uh... well, she keeps pulling her feathers off. The ones that haven't fallen out yet from all her coughing, I mean.
  • Twilight Sparkle
There you go.
  • Fluttershy
I don't think she likes it.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Tough love, baby. You want her to get well, don't you?
  • Fluttershy
Of course, but...
  • Twilight Sparkle
Next!
  • Fluttershy
Well, she desperately needs some bed rest, but I can't get her to stay put.
  • Twilight Sparkle
One step ahead of you.
  • Fluttershy
It's for your own good, Philomena, I promise. Please, just relax and try to get some sleep.
  • Twilight Sparkle
What's this soup over here? Smells delicious.
  • Fluttershy
I made it for Philomena. But she wouldn't eat it.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Oh, she'll eat it, all right.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Hey! Where are you going?
  • Fluttershy
No! Philomena! Come back!
  • Rainbow Dash
What are you two doing? Are you having a race? Oh, can I play? One, two, three, go!
  • Fluttershy
Excuse me!
  • Pinkie Pie
Hi!
  • Twilight Sparkle
Beg your pardon!
  • Rarity
Put me down!
  • Applejack
What in tarnation?!
  • Fluttershy
Sorry, but we've gotta find...
The princess's pet bird!
  • Fluttershy
Philomena, come down from there! You'll hurt yourself!
  • Fluttershy
I'll catch you!
  • Princess Celestia
What is going on here? Twilight?
  • Twilight Sparkle
Yes, your Majesty, there's been a terrible accident.
  • Fluttershy
It's all my fault.
  • Twilight Sparkle
No, Princess. Fluttershy didn't know any better. It was my fault.
  • Fluttershy
I'm the one who did it.
  • Twilight Sparkle
But you were only trying to help.
  • Fluttershy
Some help I was.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Will ya let me do this? She'll go easier on me.
  • Fluttershy
But it's my fault!
  • Twilight Sparkle
No, it's my fault!
  • Pinkie Pie
No, it's my fault! Wait, what are we talking about?
  • Fluttershy
Thanks for trying to protect me, Twilight, but... Princess Celestia, I'm the one who took your pet bird. I really was only trying to help the poor little thing. Then I was gonna bring it right back to you, honest. So, if you wanna banish me and then throw me in a dungeon in the place that you banish me to, then that's what I deserve.
  • Princess Celestia
Oh, stop fooling around, Philomena. You're scaring everypony.
  • Fluttershy
I don't understand! What is that thing? What happened to Philomena?
  • Princess Celestia
This is Philomena. She's quite a sight, as I said. But nothing unusual for a phoenix. Isn't that right, Philomena?
  • Fluttershy
A... A phoenix?
  • Princess Celestia
A phoenix is a majestic and magical bird. While it appears healthy and happy most of the time, every so often it must renew itself by shedding all of its feathers and bursting into flame. Rather melodramatic, if you ask me. It then rises from the ashes, fresh as a daisy. All just a normal part of the life cycle of a phoenix. I'm afraid mischievous little Philomena here took the occasion to have a little fun with you, Fluttershy. Say you're sorry, young lady.
  • Fluttershy
So... aren't you gonna banish me? Or throw me in a dungeon? Or banish me and then throw me in a dungeon in the place that you banish me to?
  • Princess Celestia
Of course not, my little pony. Where on Earth would you get such an idea?
  • Fluttershy
I guess I have some imagination.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Fluttershy really did do everything she could to try to take care of Philomena for you.
  • Princess Celestia
And I do appreciate that your heart was in the right place, child. But all you had to do was ask me and I could have told you Philomena was a phoenix and saved you all this trouble.
  • Fluttershy
I know. I shouldn't have jumped to conclusions. Next time I'll ask before taking matters into my own hooves.
  • Twilight Sparkle
Should I write you a letter about that lesson, Princess?
  • Princess Celestia
No, that's quite all right. I think I can remember.
  • Fluttershy
It's beautiful. Thank you, Philomena. No hard feelings.
  • Rainbow Dash
Hmm... Hey, you know what you should do? You should go over there and tickle them!
  • Rainbow Dash
Yeah!