When the ponies gather at Twilight's for a slumber party, Rarity and Applejack begin to quarrel and threaten to ruin the party.
|Look Before You Sleep|
|December 3, 2010|
|May, 20, 2013|
|My Little Pony theme song (version 1)|
|My Little Pony theme song (version 1)|
|Kataomoi no Karaage|
|(List of theme music)|
weather peagusi of Ponyville are setting up a thunderstorm in order to make up
for a skipped rainstorm. But before it can be carried out, the other residents
are pruning the trees in order to keep falling branch damage to a
minimum. Joining them are Rarity and Applejack, two friends with completely
different approaches to life. Performing outdoor chores is nothing new to
Applejack, being a workhorse with no problems getting dirty. Rarity, on the
other hand, prefers to keep herself clean and her surroundings neat and tidy.
while Applejack is helping snap off loose tree limbs, Rarity is preoccupyed with shaping the branches into cute designs and placing them back onto
the trees; this annoys Applejack, since she's wasting time doing
things that, to her, are impractical. Once the rain starts, Rarity seeks out
shelter to keep herself from getting messy. Applejack offers a picnic table,
but she refuses since the underside has gotten muddy. Sensing possible
hostility, the girls decide it would be best to go their separate ways before
Though instead the girls decide to stick together since they currently have no shelter
from the storm. But out in the distance, they hear the voice of Twilight
Sparkle. She offers them to come inside the library, which is protected by a
lightning rod. But before Applejack can walk in, Rarity sends her back out to
wash the mud off her hooves. While she's out doing that, Twilight tells Rarity
that they're welcome to stay as long as they need. But the storm wouldn't be
ending anytime soon so she suggests, since Spike is away on Canterlot business, the girls should have a slumber party. Twilight herself had never
had one before so she sees it as the most opportune time to finally enjoy one; she even owns special guide for just such an occasion.
Both Rarity and Applejack are reluctant, though, since this means that they now have to spend the
night dealing with each other. But to humor their friend, they set their
differences aside so she could at least have a good time. Twilight tries to be
as by-the-book as possible, hoping to perform every activity listed in her guide.
The girls indulge her, but also use the activities as ways to make jabs at each other
throughout the evening, using ghost stories and truth-or-dare to mock each others' shortcomings and a pillow fight as a means to get back at
The confrontation, as well as the storm, continues into the night with Rarity and Applejack
having to share a bed. The two argue over how to make the bed, which Rarity tries
to do "perfectly" while Applejack simply wants to sleep, if not annoy her. But then, finally, Twilight wakes up infuriated.
Twilight lets them know that the first rule of slumber parties is to have fun,
and the two's fighting have prevented her from enjoying herself.Suddenly, just as things couldn't get any worse,
lightning strikes the tree next to Twilight's house. From the strike, the top
of the tree is now threatening to fall onto a nearby house. Having proved
Rarity wrong of her methods from earlier, which may have prevented the scenario,
Applejack makes a brash decision and lassos the treetop away from the
neighbor's house, though she accidentally pulls it into Twilight's bedroom.
Since Twilight is still concerned about
salvaging her slumber party (checking the book regarding branches) Applejack
tries to remove the branch herself while Rarity
decides to clean up the smaller messes instead. Having failed to take care of the
situation, Applejack calls out to Rarity to apologize for her attitude. Rarity
had tried to prevent Applejack from pulling the tree inwards, but she failed to
listen. Additionally, she manages to convince Rarity to help her move the tree
out; telling her not to worry about getting messy, and stop letting her
attention to small details get in the way. Rarity agrees, and they work together to deal with the situation. Rarity turns most of the branch into small, manageable
sculptures while Applejack gently pushes the remaining trunk out the window.
After the situation is fixed, the girls
continue Twilight's slumber party: actually having fun this time and each apologizing for being pains to each other. Twilight calls
her party a success and, as the girls continue on in the background, writes to
Princess Celestia. She writes about how it is possible for two very different people (ponies) can still be able to get along if they are simply willing to accept each others differences.
Points of Interest
- Derpy is seen helping trim trees before the storm.
- Sweetie Drops is seen helping with the clean up.