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Find A Pet Song
Episode May the Best Pet Win!
Character(s) Fluttershy
Rainbow Dash
Sung by Andrea Libman
Ashleigh Ball
Music by Daniel Ingram
Steffan Andrews (orchestration)
Lyrics by Charlotte Fullerton
Kevin Rubio[1]
Length 3:41
Season Season 2
Episode Transcript May the Best Pet Win!
BMI Work No. 14088135
International versions
The Find A Pet Song[2] (or May the Best Pet Win[3]) is a duet that is featured in the episode May the Best Pet Win! The song features a sequence of pets that Fluttershy presents to Rainbow Dash in hopes that she'll adopt one. It is the first song of the second season, the first duet in the series and is the first song sung by Rainbow Dash in full length. Its original inspiration for the lyrics and general concept (according to Daniel Ingram) was the song "Fabulous Places" from the movie Dr Dolittle (1967).[4] Music from this song is used in the Fluttershy's Songbird Chorus game on the Hub Network's site. It is the fifth track on the Songs of Friendship and Magic soundtrack album, where it is given the same title as the episode.

Lyrics

Rainbow and Fluttershy smile S2E07
Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy singing.
[Fluttershy]
Now, Rainbow, my dear, I cannot express my delight
It's abundantly clear
That somewhere out here
Is the pet that will suit you just right
[Rainbow Dash]
I can't wait to get started, but first let me set a few rules
It's of utmost importance
The pet that I get
Is something that's awesome and cool
Fluttershy: Awesome, cool, got it!
I have so many wonderful choices, just wait, you will see
[Rainbow Dash]
I need something real fast like a bullet to keep up with me
[Fluttershy]
Sure! How 'bout a bunny?
They're cutesy and wootsie and quick as can be
[Rainbow Dash]
Cutesy? Wootsie? Have you even met me?
[Fluttershy]
Rainbow, have faith
You see, I will bet you
Somewhere in here is the pet that will get you
Fluttershy: Come on, the sky's the limit!
Rainbow Dash: Sky is good. I'd like it to fly.
Fluttershy: Really? Because I think this widdle puddy tat has your name written all over it. Yes, he does. Aww, look, he likes you!
Rainbow Dash: Pass.
[Fluttershy]
I have so many wonderful choices for you to decide
There are otters and seals
With massive appeal
Rainbow Dash: Otters and seals do not fly.
Fluttershy: Maybe not, but I've seen this particular seal catch ten feet of air when he breaches the water!
[seal barks]
Rainbow Dash: That's it. I'm outta here.
[Fluttershy]
Wait! There must be a pet here
That will fit the ticket
How 'bout a ladybug, or a cute cricket?
Rainbow Dash: Bigger. And cooler.
Fluttershy: Bigger, cooler. Right.
I've got just the thing in that tree, Dash
Meet your new fabulous pet, Squirrely!
Rainbow Dash: It's just a squirrel.
Fluttershy: Not just any squirrel. A flying squirrel!
Rainbow Dash: ...Yeah. So, like I was saying...
Fluttershy, pal, this won't cut it
I need a pet to keep up with me
Something awesome, something flying
With coolness that defies gravity!
Fluttershy: I'm sensing you want an animal that can fly.
Rainbow Dash: Ya think?
[Fluttershy]
I have plenty of wonderful creatures who soar in the sky
Like a sweet hummingbird or a giant monarch butterfly
Rainbow Dash: Better, but cooler.
[Fluttershy]
I see. How 'bout an owl, or a wasp, or a toucan?
There's so many wonderful creatures the likes of that
There are falcons and eagles
They are both quite regal
Or perhaps what you need is a dark and mysterious bat?
Rainbow Dash: Now you're talking! But instead of just one standout, now that's too many.
So many choices, and such riches aplenty
Fluttershy: Not a bad problem to have, if you ask me.
[Rainbow Dash]
The bat would be awesome, but the wasp I'm digging too
Do you have something in a yellow striped bat?
Fluttershy: No.
I've got a hot pink flamingo, just dying to meet you
[Rainbow Dash]
What to do, what to do? [gasp]
A prize! That's it! There's really just one way
To find out which animal's best
Hold a contest of speed, agility, and guts
That will put each pet to the test
[Fluttershy]
Don't forget style, that should be considered
[Rainbow Dash]
Then we'll know for sure who's best of the litter
[Fluttershy]
The one who is awesome as cool
[Rainbow Dash]
Just like me
Can't settle for less, 'cause I'm the best
[Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash]
So a contest we will see
[Rainbow Dash]
Who's the number one, greatest, perfectest pet
[Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash]
In the world for me!
[Fluttershy]
May the games
[Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash]
Begin!
Rainbow Dash: And may the best pet win!

Awards and nominations

With Becoming Popular, "Find A Pet Song" was nominated for "Outstanding Original Song - Children's and Animation" in the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards under the title "May The Best Pet Win" with Meghan McCarthy, rather than May the Best Pet Win writer Charlotte Fullerton, credited as lyricist.[5] (This attribution is probably a mixup, though. Fullerton gets lyricist credits for Becoming Popular from Sweet and Elite, an episode written by McCarthy.)

References

  1. Charlotte Fullerton on Twitter (2012-10-06). Retrieved on 2012 October 6.
  2. Daniel Ingram discussing the "Find A Pet Song" (2011-11-19). Retrieved on 2012 January 2.
  3. News post listing the tracks on Songs of Friendship and Magic. Retrieved on 2013 December 6.
  4. Daniel Ingram discussing the "Find A Pet Song" (2011-11-20). Retrieved on 2013 May 4.
  5. Nominations announced for the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (May 9th, 2012). Retrieved on 2012 May 9.
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