Furry Friends Book Club - an animals-only book club at the cottage
Harry and a mouse are reading it as well. And wrong sizes, too!
Let's trade, my small friend!
"I love Furry Friends Book Club!"
Ignore that. Let's just read.
Okay, where's it off to this time?
Book club cancelled...for now.
Happy that you're here, Fluttershy.
Two winged buddies inside a giant castle.
Twilight's cutie mark is glowing too.
Check off the last thing I said.
Friendship solutions - made by the Princess of Friendship.
Why are you sitting on Applejack's chair, Twilight?
That's what they're going to...Smokey Mountains to see the Hatfields and McCoys...pony style!
And there's Spike in his cameo.
Sorry, Spike. Keep it on.
"There's a ton of animal friends!"
That's everything we need. OK, let's hop to it!
Next stop...Smokey Mountains!
Now you really need some exercise because you're walking too darn slow!
So...what should we take...?
Wow! It's been a while since we've seen this vehicle. Theme song notwithstanding.
We're riding on a hot air balloon, hot air balloon, hot air balloon...
...we're riding on a hot air balloon, to solve a problem, yay!
And the big balloon has landed! Repeat: The big balloon has landed! Get off now.
Seriously, why do Twilight's wings keep changing like that?
She said "skiddly-bopty-boo", not "bippity-boppity-boo".
Here, we have the Hooffields! Their leader: Ma Hooffield!
They - yes, they - are about to attack the mischievous McColts, with many, many, MANY pumpkins!
Ma Hooffield, Twilight and Fluttershy. Twilight and Fluttershy, Ma Hooffield.
"We're pumpkinin' our neighbors!"
You're "pumpkinin'" your neighbors? Wait a minute: "Pumpkinin'" isn't even a word!
"Why are you 'pumpkining' your neighbors?" Yes, "pumpkining" is a word (or not).
"I'm Princess Twilight Sparkle, the Princess of Friendship!"
"I'm here to solve your friendship problem!"
"There are four Alicorn Princesses
!, and later there's gonna be five
Here, we have the McColts! Their leader: Big Daddy McColt!
They - yes, they - are about to get rid of those naughty Hooffields!
Git' out o' here, ya rotten Hooffields, or else I'll have to strangle ya to hay!
Hey! That's very rude, Mr....uh...Big Daddy McColt, uh, whatever your name is.
Solve a problem? More like a never-ending tantrum.
Take out the Hooffields? But...
No, that's not what I meant!
Twilight: "That's not what I meant at all!"
"We're here to help you become friends."
Friends? With those pumpkin-throwin' traiters? Thanks, but no thanks, princess.
"I don't believe we've ever been friends!"
Wait - you've never been friends for decades? Generations?
That's why you can't ride a wagon without a fourth wheel Still, you can carry food in it.
Ooh, I'm so hungry, maybe I could have time for lunch.
There you go. A piece of a pumpkin.
So cute, even when helping.
"Attention, Hooffields and McColts!"
"I'm not on anypony's side..."
"...but I can see you're both wasting time and resources on being mean to each other."
"Ponies are supposed to help each other and be kind."
"So let's stop this senseless fighting!"
"Ready to go home, Fluttershy?"
"I'd love to. But if we solved the problem already..."
"...shouldn't our cutie marks be glowing again?"
That's why you can't go home, Ms. Sparkle. The fight's still continuing, like...forever!
Hey! When you're out of the game, Hooffield, you'll turn into pumpkin stew!
"So much for potential friendship solution number twenty-eight."
"I guess we should find out why the Hooffields are launching tomatoes now."
"Reload the tomater slingshots!"
"Paint their mountaintop red!"
Ooh, I'll make you turn into a pot roast, McColt!
"We can find some common ground."
"What do you do when you're not fighting?"
"Gettin' ready to fight!"
"What do you hope to get out of fighting?"
"The satisfaction of winnin'!"
"Prove our family is the best!"
"Neither of them know what it's over."
"I don't know what it's about."
"Somepony just needs to say they're sorry."
"Friendship solution number forty-eight."
There were ponies inside that cake?!?!
I can have a little bite of that cake, 'cause it's still pretty good, even when ponies are in–
"Assume Delta Force formation!"
Scatter, ya Hooffield! Don't come back here, ya hear me?
Ya'll and ya desserts, too!
Later (with the fight still going)...
♪ The fight never stops. ♪
♪ Da ba da dee, da da de doo. ♪
♪ It's a showdown hoedown. ♪
"You planted ponies in that cake?!"
"Were you serious about apologizin'?"
"Why in Equestria would we do that?"
"We didn't do anythin' wrong!"
♪ Carrots are not a good way to save the day. Save the day. ♪
"You have to listen to me!"
Cupcakes? CUPCAKES? Okay, do you want me to freeze you all with my magic, or are you gonna listen to me?
THAT...IS...IT! That's the last straw!
I hate it when you all...keep...FIGHTING!!!!!
This is for...your own good!
"Fluttershy! You have to tell them!"
"It's a lot harder to freeze an army of ponies than just six of them!"
"Before you keep fighting, there is something you should know!"
"Long ago, there were two best friends..."
"...Grub Hooffield and Piles McColt."
"When they found the valley between the Smokey Mountains.."
"...they knew it was something special."
"So they made a promise to each other to protect and preserve the valley for all its adorable furry inhabitants."
"...But they disagreed on how to go about it."
"...Grub wanted to start by planting crops..."
"...so that everypony would have something to eat."
"But Piles thought it would be better to start by building a shelter..."
"...to protect them against the cold and wind."
"The two ponies were unable to come to an understanding..."
"...so Piles went ahead and built a shelter anyway..."
"...exactly where Grub was gonna start his farm!"
"...so he tore down Piles' shelter so he could plant his crops!"
"They kept fighting back and forth, until it turned into a feud!"
"The valley suffered from the constant destruction..."
"...the Hooffields and McColts moved to separate mountains."
"Even then, the valley and all the animals in it continued to be caught in the crossfire."
"You see? By fighting..."
"...you're destroying the very thing..."
"...that brought you here in the first place!"
"So it's time you both put your differences aside and come together."
"If not for yourselves..."
"...then for the sake of these cute and cuddly guys!"
"We never meant to hurt you little critters."
I don't speak squirrel, but Fluttershy does, 'cause she's got a way with animals.
"They say they accept your apology."
Their apologies are accepted.
"Uh, princess? You can unfreeze us now."
"Ma Hooffield? We promise we won't fight you no more."
"Us too, except we promise not to fight you."
"I suppose it doesn't matter who's right."
"That's one thing we can agree on."
"I am so proud of you two!"
"Though I would just like to point out that I was the, uh, first to admit I was wrong."
"That may be, but I promised not to fight first."
What part of "do not fight" don't you understand?
Fighting is bad (and not magic). Friendship is good (and yes, it totally is magic). Remember?
"We don't have to speak animal..."
"...to know what y'all are sayin'."
We both declare a truce - a friendship truce.
Don't tell the real Hatfields and McCoys about this.