The Best Night Ever

The Best Night Ever is an anime episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that was released on 05/06/2011
Expectations are high for the Grand Galloping Gala, but when the ponies arrive they find that their individual interests in the Gala are not all they had hoped for.
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Plot Summary

The Best Night Ever
Air Dates
May 6, 2011
September 23, 2013
Theme Music
My Little Pony theme song (version 1)
Mirai Start
My Little Pony theme song (version 1)
Kataomoi no Karaage
(List of theme music)

Awhile back, Twilight Sparkle and her friends were all given tickets to the Grand Galloping Gala: one of the most prolific events in Canterlot. The girls all have their own plans for event, though Spike wishes for them all to stick together and enjoy the gathering as a group. Twilight manages to turn an apple and three mice into a horse-drawn-carriage so that they may arrive in splendor, but after the mice/horses are chased off by Rarity's cat, Rarity enlists the help of the local stallions to take them there. The girls spend the rest of the day preparing for the gala, which they feel will be the best night of their lives.

Arriving at Canterlot, the girls waste no time and head inside to carry out their plans for the evening, leaving Spike behind. Twilight Sparkle meets again with Princess Celestia, who is greeting the guests, and plans to tell her all about her adventures. Outside, Applejack sets up a booth with a large selection of apples, pies, and other baked goods while Fluttershy goes off to be with the animals at the castle gardens. Inside, Rainbow Dash is given the privilege to hang out in the VIP lounge with her idols, the Wonderbolts, who remember her from the Cloudsdale Young Fliers Competition. Rarity sets off to find Celestia's bachelor nephew, Prince Blueblood, in hopes to begin a romance with him. Finally, Pinkie Pie excitedly arrives at the dance hall and starts to have a good time in her own hyperactive way.

But the girls soon realize that things are not as what they had hoped. Celestia is too busy with guests to have a proper audience with Twilight. The partygoers are too formal for Pinkie's sense of partying and they find her as a nuisance. Rarity manages to get together with Blueblood, but soon learns that he is a charmless, self-centered jerk and treats her poorly throughout the evening. Rainbow Dash is also having problem: her idols are always being pulled away to mingle with moe important ponies, so she spends her time trying to get their attention. Fluttershy, despite being a complete animal lover, is growing ever more annoyed that the animals in the garden are avoiding her and resorts to setting traps. Finally, Applejack's apple stand has gotten hardly any business, and learns that the partygoers are turned off by, to quote Blueblood, "commoner carnival fare." Nevertheless, the girls say that they have come too far to let their dreams simply slip through their hooves and so they try to make the best of it.

But then disaster strikes: starting when Pinkie continues her efforts to make the party more fun. After her last song only made the party goers more annoyed, she tries playing the turntables to make bring some needed color to the atmosphere. Applejack walks in with an extravagant apple cake, which she feels is enough to satisfy the snooty guests. But Pinkie accidentally stage dives onto the cart and sends the cake flying towards Blueblood, who uses Rarity as a shield. Finally having enough, Rarity ends her date with the royal pain and shakes the cake fragments back onto him. Horrified that his neatly-groomed mane has been ruined, he stumbles iinto a giant statue which begins to fall off its pedestal. Seeing this as her chance to get the Wonderbolts' attention, Rainbow Dash flies over and catches the statue. But she staggers under its weight and the statue topples some nearby pillars before finally breaking.

Twilight and Celestia walk in to see what the commotion is all about, and Twilight is embarrassed to see her friends in the middle of the disaster they caused. Though preferring it doesn't, the situation gets worse when an enraged Fluttershy bursts in while chasing a stampede of animals into the hall; sending the guests into frenzy. Twilight, at a loss for words, is given a single word of advice from the princess: "run". With that, all the girls flee from the gala.

They meet up with the misery-drowning Spike at the local donut shop he wanted to treat the girls to. They tell him that the whole thing, in their words, was the worst night of their lives and have a good hearty laugh about it. Princess Celestia stops by and lets them know that she thought the whole thing was the best thing to ever happen top the gala; in her opinion, the Grand Galloping Gala has always been completely 'awful' and she was actually hoping that the presence of the girls would liven up the event and that it was more important that they had a good time. Twilight agrees, and shares that even in the worst of times, being with friends can make things "pretty great".

Characters & Voice Actors

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Twilight Sparkle ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Miyuki Sawashiro ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tara Strong ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Rebecca Shoichet ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Pinkie Pie ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Suzuko Mimori ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Andrea Libman ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Shannon Chan-Kent ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Rainbow Dash ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Izumi Kitta ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ashleigh Ball ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Rarity ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mikoi Sasaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tabitha St. Germain ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Fluttershy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Emiri Katou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Andrea Libman ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Applejack ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sora Tokui ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ashleigh Ball ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Princess Celestia ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kikuko Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Nicole Oliver ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Spike ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Motoko Kumai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Cathy Weseluck ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Spitfire ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yumi Uchiyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kelly Metzger ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Soarin' ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Matt Hill ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Derpy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sweetie Drops ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Lyra Heartstrings ( x ) ( x ) ( x )


Add a credit to The Best Night Ever. (No voice actors. Add voice actors to characters above.)
Jayson Thiessen Director Jayson Thiessen is a Canadian director, artist and toy maker.
James Wootton Director James "Wootie" Wootton is a television director know for his work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Ed, Edd n Eddy.
Lauren Faust Consultant Lauren Faust is an American animator, producer, writer, and director.
Rob Renzetti Writer Rob Renzetti is an animator and director known for his work on My Life as a Teenage Robot and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Amy Keating Rogers Writer Amy Keating Rogers is a writer known for her work on the Powerpuff Girls and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Daniel Ingram Music Daniel Ingram is a composer known for his work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Martha Speaks.
William Anderson Music William Anderson is a composer and musician known for his television work.
Sarah Wall Producer Sarah Wall is a producer known for her work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Martha Speaks.


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