Flight to the Finish

Information

TitleFlight to the Finish
Season4
Number5
Overall Number70
Wiki PageFlight to the Finish
Main Character
  • Scootaloo
PreviousDaring Don't
NextPower Ponies

In this episode 13 characters spoke a total of 174 lines. The most talkative character was Scootaloo, who spoke 47 lines.

Characters

Most Talkative Characters
image/svg+xml https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.en.html https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/04/05/ https://mlp.mattbas.org/transcripts/episodes/04/05/ Scootaloo (47, 26%) Apple Bloom (32, 18%) Sweetie Belle (32, 18%) Rainbow Dash (24, 13%) Diamond Tiara (15, 8%) Silver Spoon (12, 7%) Ms. Harshwhinny (8, 4%) Crusaders (4, 2%) Snips (2, 1%) Train Conductor (2, 1%) Other (3, 2%)

Transcript

  • Cheerilee
Today, we have two special guests with a very special announcement! Everypony, welcome the head of the Equestria Games, Ms. Harshwhinny!
  • Ms. Harshwhinny
Thank you. Now, I'm sure you all know about the Equestria Games, where ponies from all over the land compete for glory in various athletic pursuits. Well, now you littlest ones will have the chance to compete for a weighty responsibility of your very own.
  • Rainbow Dash
Oh, come on! Tell 'em the fun part!
  • Rainbow Dash
That's right! All you gotta do is show Ms. Harshwhinny the coolest, most spectacular, most rocking routine and you're going to the Games! So who's going to be the lucky ponies?!
  • Diamond Tiara
It's gotta be me!
  • Aura
Maybe it's me!
  • Scootaloo
Maybe it's us!
  • Snails
  • Snips
Maybe it's us!
  • Snips
Hey! It could happen!
  • Rainbow Dash
So, the winning team gets to carry the Ponyville flag at the Equestria Games! Oh, you are gonna love this!
  • Ms. Harshwhinny
Ms. Dash, will you please curb your over-enthusiastic outbursts? Now then, let me be clear on the rules. You ponies will form teams. Each team will create their own flag carrying routine. Everypony will be judged on grace, style and originality. There's a most complicated scoring system, which I will elaborate upon now. Firstly--
  • Rainbow Dash
Aw, get to the nitty-gritty later. Tell 'em the important stuff! Like who's the coach! That's right! Me! And you know why I'm qualified to coach you? Guess who carried the Cloudsdale flag in the Games when she was a little filly? Me! I'll never forget it –- I burst into the stadium, spreading my wings, the flag flapping in the breeze. I did tricks with that flag the likes of which nopony saw before and nopony's seen since!
  • Ms. Harshwhinny
Professionalism, Ms. Dash. I must insist. If you want to keep your job as coach of these ponies, you must maintain a professional attitude and keep your emotions in check! Am I making myself absolutely, one hundred percent crystal clear?
  • Rainbow Dash
Yes, Ms. Harshwhinny. Y'know, "professionalism" is my middle name. Rainbow Professionalism Dash.
  • Ms. Harshwhinny
Hmph! Well, in three days time, Ms. Dash will accompany anypony competing to the Crystal Empire, where you will demonstrate your routines for me and the other judges, who will judge you very professionally.
  • Rainbow Dash
Ahem. Yes. Quite, quite correct. In the meantime, get ready to train, and train hard, because I know this opening ceremony is the single most important thing that will ever happen in your young lives! But, I know you're up for the challenge. And so am I! Wooho-- Ahem... Meet me after school tomorrow at 1500 hours. Sharp. And show me your flag carrying skills. I am outta here. Professionally. See how professionally?
  • Ms. Harshwhinny
Ugh. Ponies, the most important thing is this: Your routine needs to show what your town means to you. So, do Ponyville proud. Work hard, be bold, wow me. That is all!
  • Scootaloo
So what do you say we come up with the perfect routine and win this thing?
  • Apple Bloom
I'd say that's rootin'-tootin' terrific!
  • Sweetie Belle
But there's one problem! I bet everypony in class is planning to compete!
  • Scootaloo
Listen. Somepony in our class is gonna carry that flag, so it might as well be us! Crusaders, are you in or are you in? 'Cause I'm in!
  • Apple Bloom
Me too!
  • Sweetie Belle
Me three!
  • Scootaloo
Alright, the winning routine needs to show what's important about Ponyville, right?
  • Apple Bloom
  • Sweetie Belle
Right!
  • Scootaloo
So... what's special about Ponyville? It's... It's... I got it! It's a place where different kinds of ponies live together as friends!
  • Apple Bloom
Earth ponies like me!
  • Sweetie Belle
Unicorns like me!
  • Scootaloo
And Pegasi like me! So somehow we got to figure out a way to show that in our act.
  • Sweetie Belle
We're gonna need a plan.
  • Apple Bloom
And a lot of hard work!
  • Scootaloo
And a whole bunch of practice! But take it from me; we may just be little ponies, but we have hearts as strong as horses!
  • Crusaders
Whoa!
  • Crusaders
Oof!
  • Diamond Tiara
If that's the best you've got, we're going to win for sure.
  • Silver Spoon
We already have the most divine routine planned.
  • Diamond Tiara
It's absolutely sure to crush everyone else – and I mean crush.
  • Scootaloo
But we're winners! And we have hearts--
  • Silver Spoon
Sure. But you know what you don't have?
  • Diamond Tiara
  • Silver Spoon
Your cutie marks! Blank flanks, blank flanks, blank flanks!
  • Apple Bloom
What does that have to do with flag carryin'?
  • Silver Spoon
Having cutie mark-less ponies represent Ponyville would be unthinkable.
  • Diamond Tiara
And we, of course, already have our cutie marks. So we know who's gonna be in the winner's circle.
  • Scootaloo
Listen, you two! Cutie marks or no cutie marks, you'll see! The Crusaders are gonna carry that flag at the Games.
  • Silver Spoon
May the best ponies win!
  • Scootaloo
Game on!
  • Rainbow Dash
Show me what you got, Cutie Mark Crusaders, and make it good!
  • Scootaloo
Don't worry, we will!
  • Sweetie Belle
Now, this is just a little something we threw together. It's not perfect yet, not even close.
  • Diamond Tiara
Let's watch the Cutie Mark "Goof-saders" do their saddle routine.
  • Silver Spoon
They're gonna be a hot mess!
  • Scootaloo
Since the dawn of recorded time, in one town of amazing amazingness, three types of ponies coexist!
  • Apple Bloom
We are Earth ponies!
  • Sweetie Belle
We are unicorns!
  • Scootaloo
We are Pegasi! And the town where friendship reigns is our home. Now, welcome to the stadium, the flag of the place we love best...
  • Crusaders
Ponyville forever! Yay!
  • Scootaloo
It's kind of a work in progress. So? What did you think?
  • Rainbow Dash
That was ama-- Wait. Hold on now. Gotta stay calm, cool and collected. To give a calm, clear analysis-- Wait. You whipped that act together just yesterday?! That is-- Professionalism, Dash, keep those emotions in check! Overall, it was... kinda, sorta... Overall, it was okay. Keep working hard. Who knows? You might have a shot. Gotta go!
  • Apple Bloom
Do y'all think she liked it?
  • Sweetie Belle
I'm not really sure.
  • Scootaloo
You heard her! If we keep working hard, we might have a shot! So let's keep working! Trot to it, ponies!
  • Diamond Tiara
Did you see that?! I can't believe I'm saying this. They could win!
  • Silver Spoon
But how do we stop them? We already called them blank flanks!
  • Diamond Tiara
Then we need to find a new way to get under their skin. Or maybe... get under their wings.
  • Diamond Tiara
Girls, we just wanted to say your act is quite impressive!
  • Sweetie Belle
Wait... What?
  • Apple Bloom
Um... Thanks?
  • Silver Spoon
Oh, but of course. As a matter of fact, we think you're very brave.
  • Scootaloo
Brave? Why?
  • Diamond Tiara
Isn't it obvious? It is to us. In fact, it's obvious to everypony. You're showing all three types of Ponyville ponies, yet you have a Pegasus pony...
  • Diamond Tiara
  • Silver Spoon
...who can't even fly!
  • Apple Bloom
What in tarnation does that have to do with anything?
  • Silver Spoon
I'd say not even being able to fly has everything to do with everything. Doesn't it?
  • Diamond Tiara
I mean, a Pegasus pony at your age? You should've been flying long ago.
  • Scootaloo
So what if my wings can't get me off the ground?
  • Diamond Tiara
Your career as a flag carrier isn't getting off the ground either.
  • Silver Spoon
Ms. Harshwhinny will never pick a Pegasus pony who can't fly to represent Ponyville in front of all of Equestria.
  • Sweetie Belle
Ms. Harshwhinny never said anything about that!
  • Silver Spoon
I would've thought that was obvious.
  • Diamond Tiara
Well, have fun practicing anyway, even if your routine will never—how shall I say—take off!
  • Sweetie Belle
Don't listen to them, Scootaloo. Scootaloo? You okay?
  • Scootaloo
This routine isn't working how it is. We've gotta rethink my part in the whole thing.
  • Sweetie Belle
What?
  • Apple Bloom
Why?
  • Scootaloo
If we wanna win, I'm gonna have to fly!
  • Sweetie Belle
Is that even possible?
  • Apple Bloom
And by tomorrow?
  • Scootaloo
Maybe I can win if I work twice as hard. See? Oof! Maybe... three times as hard.
  • Apple Bloom
Golly, I don't know, Scootaloo, I don't think that's the problem.
  • Scootaloo
Well, I know this for sure – flying is the only way we're gonna win, so it's back to practice!
  • Sweetie Belle
Is this a good idea?
  • Scootaloo
Whoaaaaa!
  • Scootaloo
I'll just work four times as hard!
  • Apple Bloom
Probably not.
  • Scootaloo
Guys, guys, guys! Try it again!
  • Apple Bloom
But we've been rehearsin' all the livelong day! We're gettin' tired!
  • Scootaloo
Fine! We'll skip to my big impressive flying entrance. So you've done the do-si-do to the left, then to the right, and then there's the hoop. Then I come in--
  • Scootaloo
Not quite what I had in mind. We'll just... try that part again.
  • Apple Bloom
I liked the routine the way it was!
  • Sweetie Belle
Me too! But all she cares about now is flying!
  • Scootaloo
Don't worry, I'll be flying high tomorrow on our final run-through for Rainbow Dash. I'm gonna get this, you'll see.
  • Rainbow Dash
Okay, Cutie Mark Crusaders, this is your final run before you show it at the stadium tomorrow. I know you're gonna absolutely, positively-- have a lot of fun, heheh. Okay, go!
  • Scootaloo
Ponyville! Home of the, um...
  • Apple Bloom
  • Sweetie Belle
Friendship!
  • Scootaloo
Ah, friendship, right! Uh, there are four-- no, three kinds of ponies.
  • Sweetie Belle
Left, left!
  • Apple Bloom
I'm sorry! I'm just tired! And then I dip, and then we turn, and-- Sorry!
  • Scootaloo
Ta-da! Oof! So? What'cha think?
  • Rainbow Dash
That's... y'know... good and all, heheh... I just thought... maybe possibly you might wanna go back to, say, the first version of the act, which was, I dunno, what's the word, better? Just do the routine as it was! Don't mess with success, right? Seriously. Now I need to... go coach these other ponies! And don't forget, we've got to catch the early train for the Crystal Empire. See you in the morning!
  • Scootaloo
What are we gonna do?! We're competing tomorrow, and I still can't fly! Unless...
  • Sweetie Belle
I'm just too tired! I can't keep going!
  • Apple Bloom
Me too! I'm tired, I'm hungry, and now I hate this routine! It feels like it's all about you now!
  • Sweetie Belle
She's right. It's like you don't even need us anymore!
  • Scootaloo
Of course I need you! Without you two, who's gonna hold up the hoop?
  • Apple Bloom
Rrgh! You don't listen to yourself! Forget it. I'm goin' home to get some sleep.
  • Scootaloo
So? Are you gonna leave me too?
  • Sweetie Belle
We've gotta catch the early train to the Crystal Empire. I'd better get some rest. See you in the morning, Scootaloo.
  • Scootaloo
Come on, Scootaloo! Do it for Ponyville! Just got to try twenty times as hard! Thirty times as hard...! Oof! Just... a little... harder!
  • Scootaloo
I can't fly. I just... can't.
  • Train Conductor
Crystal Empire! All aboard!
  • Sweetie Belle
Scootaloo? Where is she?
  • Apple Bloom
She'd better get here soon! This here train is about to leave!
  • Scootaloo
Here I am...
  • Apple Bloom
We were scared you were gonna miss the train!
  • Scootaloo
I... I'm not going.
  • Apple Bloom
  • Sweetie Belle
What?!
  • Scootaloo
I'm the weak link. If I go, and fall, flop, or do anything but fly, I'm gonna blow it for you two.
  • Sweetie Belle
I can't believe you're quitting on us!
  • Scootaloo
But you're better off without me!
  • Sweetie Belle
But that's not true, Scootaloo!
  • Apple Bloom
You know what, Sweetie Belle? Forget it. If she's gonna quit, we don't want her, and we don't need her!
  • Scootaloo
Fine!
  • Apple Bloom
Fine!
  • Sweetie Belle
Fine...
  • Train Conductor
All aboard!
  • Rainbow Dash
How's my favorite routine going today? Oh, I just can't keep it in! I want you to win so bad! Bom, bom, bom, bom... and then Scootaloo does that through the hoop!
  • Apple Bloom
Well, there ain't gonna be a Scootaloo.
  • Sweetie Belle
She's staying home.
  • Rainbow Dash
She's what?!
  • Apple Bloom
She got it in her head that the only way to represent Ponyville was by flyin' in our routine! When she couldn't do it, she told us that she was quittin'.
  • Rainbow Dash
And then you tried to stop her from doing that, right?
  • Sweetie Belle
Well, actually, we kinda told her...
  • Apple Bloom
...uh, that we didn't want a quitter.
  • Rainbow Dash
Hang on. Are you nuts?! You're a team, and a team never leaves a friend behind!
  • Rainbow Dash
Come on!
  • Diamond Tiara
Sorry you can't make it! We'll take a picture for you from the winner's circle!
  • Sweetie Belle
I do not like them one bit.
  • Rainbow Dash
Put on some speed, girls!
  • Rainbow Dash
Throwing away your scooter?!
  • Scootaloo
Rainbow Dash?
  • Rainbow Dash
Yup, but not just me.
  • Scootaloo
I don't wanna see them. And what are they doing here, anyway? They're supposed to be on the train.
  • Apple Bloom
We're not goin'.
  • Sweetie Belle
Not without you, Scootaloo.
  • Rainbow Dash
What's gotten into you, Scootaloo?
  • Scootaloo
I didn't want to ruin their chance to win just because I couldn't fly.
  • Rainbow Dash
And who said you had to?
  • Scootaloo
But flying's what Pegasus ponies are supposed to do! You flew when you carried the flag in the games!
  • Rainbow Dash
But that was me! You're you! And it just doesn't matter if you can fly or not. Your routine was amazing 'cause it represented exactly what makes Ponyville special. You do still know what that is, right?
  • Sweetie Belle
Friendship.
  • Apple Bloom
Three kinds of ponies livin' together as friends. Just like us. Earth ponies...
  • Sweetie Belle
...unicorns...
  • Scootaloo
...and Pegasi. But Rainbow Dash... what if... what if my wings never grow? What if I never fly?
  • Rainbow Dash
Listen, Scootaloo. Maybe you'll fly someday, or maybe you won't. You're all kinds of awesome anyway. Who's the toughest little pony in town?
  • Crusaders
Ponyville forever! Yay!
  • Ms. Harshwhinny
In the Equestria Games, the Ponyville flag will be carried by... 'Cutie Mark Crusaders'!
  • Rainbow Dash
Ahem. Look. What you three did was... acceptable.
  • Ms. Harshwhinny
Acceptable? Acceptable?! Why, it was totally stupendously the single most amazing thing I've ever seen!
  • Rainbow Dash
Contain your excitement, Ms. Harshwhinny. Remember – professionalism.
  • Ms. Harshwhinny
Ahem. Y-Yes, well, I-
  • Scootaloo
You know what this means, right?
  • Apple Bloom
What?
  • Scootaloo
We are totally gonna get cutie marks in flag-carrying!
  • Apple Bloom
  • Sweetie Belle
Yeah!