The Ticket Master

The Ticket Master is an anime episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic that was released on 10/29/2010
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?
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Plot Summary

The Ticket Master
Kanji
Romaji
Translation
Air Dates
October 29, 2010
April 16, 2013
Theme Music
English
Opening
My Little Pony theme song (version 1)
Japanese
Opening
Mirai Start
English
Ending
My Little Pony theme song (version 1)
Japanese
Ending
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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Twilight Sparkle ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tara Strong ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Miyuki Sawashiro ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Pinkie Pie ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Andrea Libman ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Shannon Chan-Kent ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Suzuko Mimori ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Rarity ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tabitha St. Germain ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Mikoi Sasaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Rainbow Dash ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ashleigh Ball ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Izumi Kitta ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Fluttershy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Andrea Libman ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Emiri Katou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Applejack ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ashleigh Ball ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Sora Tokui ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Spike ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Cathy Weseluck ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Motoko Kumai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Big Macintosh ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Granny Smith ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Spitfire ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Soarin' ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Derpy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Princess Celestia ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Lyra Heartstrings ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sweetie Drops ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

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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.
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.
Ridd Sorensen Art Director Ridd Sorensen is an art director in the animation industry.
Lauren Faust Writer Lauren Faust is an American animator, producer, writer, and director.
William Anderson Music William Anderson is a composer and musician known for his television work.
Daniel Ingram Music Daniel Ingram is a composer known for his work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Martha Speaks.
Sarah Wall Producer Sarah Wall is a producer known for her work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Martha Speaks.
Blair Peters Executive Producer Blair Peters is a producer and co-founder of Studio B Productions.
Chris Bartleman Executive Producer Chris Bartleman is a producer, director, production designer and co-founder of Studio B Productions.
Stephen Davis Executive Producer Stephen Davis is a producer known for his television work.
Kirsten Newlands Executive Producer Kirsten Newlands is a producer known for her work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

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