When Twilight Sparkle receives two tickets from Princess Celestia to the Grand Galloping Gala, all of her friends want to go...but who will she choose?
|The Ticket Master|
|October 29, 2010|
|April 16, 2013|
|My Little Pony theme song (version 1)|
|My Little Pony theme song (version 1)|
|Kataomoi no Karaage|
|(List of theme music)|
After a long morning of harvesting apples with Applejack, Twilight Sparkle and Spike are ready to feed her groaning stomachs and relax. The three of them are heading back to Sweet Apple Acres to drop off their loads when Spike receives a message from Princess Celestia. The message is a formal invitation to The Grand Galloping Gala: a high-class, and widely respected gathering held annually at Celestia castle in Canterlot. The letter comes with two tickets: one for Twilight and one for a special guest.
Immediately, Applejack asks to go to the gala with Twilight. Being able to go would allow her to sell apples and desserts to the guests and then use the money to fix up Sweet Apple Acres. But then Rainbow Dash, who was eavesdropping from a nearby tree, requests that Twilight takes her instead. She points out that her idols, the Wonderbolts, perform at the gala every year and that this could be her big chance to audition for the group. Always being the mediator, Twilight hears both of their arguments to prevent a confrontation between the two girls. However, both of their arguments are equally valid, so she offers to think about her decision while she has lunch back in Ponyville.
In town, Twilight runs into (or rather, collides with) Pinkie Pie, who notices her tickets. Thinking that Twilight was bringing the tickets to her, Pinkie Pie excitedly breaks into a song about all the fun she would have at the gala. But then Rarity shows up on the scene and notices the tickets as well and is shocked to hear Pinkie Pie's claim that Twilight was going to take her. Rarity, who makes dresses for the gala every year, believes Twilight should take her instead so she could stun the partygoers with her attire and begin a romance with Prince Blueblood: Princess Celestia's bachelor nephew. Now having two more girls after the ticket, Twilight lets the girls know that she still hasn't decided on who to spare ticket to.
But then Fluttershy finds out about Twilight's tickets. She politely requests to go so she could tour the gardens at the castle. But then Rainbow Dash, who had followed Twilight into town, again demands that she get the spare ticket. Applejack, who had followed Rainbow Dash there, also demands this. Suddenly, Twilight now has to decide between all five of her friends on who to give the ticket to. She tells the girls that she cannot decide on which one of them to take and that their arguing, not to mention her empty stomach, is not helping. Shooing them away, Twilight and Spike go to a restaurant so she could contemplate on what to do. She worries that no matter what she does, she will ultimately disappoint most of her friends.
All of a sudden, a rainstorm begins to pour over the eating area, except for where Twilight and Spike are sitting. Looking up, she is again greeted by Rainbow Dash, who has opened up a hole in the rainclouds just for her. Twilight knows that she is simply trying to 'butter her up with extra favors,' and shoos her away. The rest of the girls also try doing extra favors: Rarity gives Twilight and Spike a makeover, Applejack offers a cart full of baked goods to ease their stomachs, and even Fluttershy is found cleaning up the library. Still at the library, Pinkie Pie, who unsubtly sings a song for her about getting the ticket, ends up telling most of the townsfolk about Twilight's ticket, who then chase her and Spike through town while offering their own favors.
Cornered in an alley, Twilight teleports both her and Spike back library and barricade themselves in. However, she finds the rest of the gang waiting for her by the one open window. Distraught, Twilight tells them that she cannot decide on who to take because she's worried about their feelings, as well as stressed from their attempts to win her over. Applejack, feeling bad about the hurt she had brought, tells her know that she is no longer interested in the ticket. The rest of the girls also withdraw from getting the ticket for the same reason.
At ease, Twilight has Spike take a letter. In the letter, she formally turns down the gala tickets, to the shock of the other girls. She writes that while friendship is about sharing one's blessings, it can make your friends feel awful if there's not enough to go around. Immediately, Celestia replies with a letter that includes five tickets, with an additional one for Spike later on. Now all being able to go, the girls happily treat Twilight to a long needed meal.
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