[the ponies are arguing over who should get Twilight's second ticket to the Gala]
Twilight Sparkle: QUIET!
Pinkie Pie: [not aware the others have stopped arguing] And then I said, "Oatmeal, are you craz - " oh.
Twilight Sparkle: I'm just glad it's lunchtime. All this hard work is making me hungry.
Spike: I know.
Twilight Sparkle: Please, Spike! You've been lounging on my back all morning while we worked.
Spike: Exactly. You guys were taking so long, I missed snacktime.
Twilight Sparkle: [Twilight walks into her library to find Fluttershy cleaning everything with her animals friends] Fluttershy, not you too?
Fluttershy: Oh, well, hello Twilight. I hope you don't mind, but we're all doing a little spring cleaning for you.
Twilight Sparkle: It's summer.
Fluttershy: Oh, well, better late than never, right? It was Angel's idea.
[her rabbit friend]
Twilight Sparkle: You're not doing this for the ticket, are you?
Fluttershy: Oh no, I'm doing this because you're my very best friend. Right Angel?
[Angel angrily frowns at her]
Fluttershy: Oh. yes, we are just doing this for the ticket.
[Angel offers Twilight some food, and her stomach grumbles]
Twilight Sparkle: No no no!
[walks towards the door]
Twilight Sparkle: Well, this was all very nice of you and Angel, but I'm not accepting any extra favors until I've made my final decision, so I'm going to have to ask you to leave.
Ponies: [from outside] SURPRISE!
Pinkie Pie: [singing; she and the other ponies toss Twilight up in the air a few times, while Twilight remains unamused] Twilight is my bestest friend, whoopee, Whoopee!
Twilight Sparkle: Pinkie...
Pinkie Pie: She's the cutest, smartest, all around best po-nee, Po-nee!
Twilight Sparkle: Pinkie.
Pinkie Pie: I bet if I throw a super-duper fun par-tee, Par-tee!
Twilight Sparkle: Pinkie!
Pinkie Pie: She'll give her extra ticket to the Gala to me!
Twilight Sparkle: PINKIE!
Pinkie Pie: [they drop her] Yes, Twilight?
Twilight Sparkle: At least the other ponies TRIED to be subtle about the ticket.
Spike: [to the waiter at an outdoor restaurant] Do you have any rubies?... No? OK. I'll have the hay fries. Extra crispy!
Rarity: [fantasizing] I would stroll through the gala, and everyone would wonder: "Who is that mysterious mare?" They would never guess that I was just a simple pony from little old Ponyville. Why, I'll cause such a sensation, that I would be invited for an audience with Princess Celestia herself. And the princess would be so taken with the style and elegance, that she would introduce me... to him... her nephew! The most handsome, eligible unicorn stallion in Canterlot. Our eyes would meet... Our hearts would melt... Our courtship would be magnificent. He would ask for my hoof in marriage, and of course I would say... YES! We would have a royal wedding, befitting a princess which is... what I would become upon marrying him... The stallion of my dreams!
Twilight Sparkle: I can't decide, I just can't decide. It's important to all of you and I just can't stand to disappoint any of you, and giving me gifts and doing me favors won't make any difference because you're all my friends and I wanna make you all happy and I can't, I just *can't*.
Applejack: Twilight sugar, I didn't mean to put so much pressure on you, and if it helps, I don't want the ticket anymore, you can give it to somepony else. I won't feel bad, I promise.
Fluttershy: Me too. I feel just awful that I made *you* feel so awful.
Pinkie Pie: And me too. It's no fun upsetting your friends.
Rarity: Twilight, it was unfair of me to try to force you as I did.
Rainbow Dash: Yes! That means the ticket is *mine*. Ha ha, I got the ticket, I got the ticket -
[sees her friends eying her with disapproval]
Rainbow Dash: you know, I haven't perfected my signature moves for The Wonderbolts anyway. I don't need that ticket either.
Applejack: We all got so gung-ho about going to the gala that we couldn't see how un-gung-ho we were making you.
Twilight Sparkle: Spike, take down a note. "Dear Princess Celestia, I've learned that one of the joys of friendship is sharing your blessings, but when there's not enough blessings to go around, having more than your friends can make you feel pretty awful. So, though I appreciate the invitation, I will be returning both tickets to The Grand Galloping Gala."
Spike: How come I don't get a ticket to the gala? Hurk!
[he burps out a final letter from the princess, along with another ticket]
Spike: "And one for you, Spike."
[giggles, sees Applejack noticing that he's giddy about going]
Spike: I mean, gross, I have to go too?
[she leaves and he giggles again]
Twilight Sparkle: Girls! These are my tickets, so I will decide who will go with me. Whoever has the best reason to go to the Galla will go with me.
Applejack: Making money to support the farm?
Rainbow Dash: A chance to audition for the Wonderbolts?
Applejack: Money to fix Granny's hip?
Rainbow Dash: Living the dream?
Twilight Sparkle: Oh, my. Those are all good reasons, aren't they?
[her stomach growls]
Twilight Sparkle: Ha ha, listen to that. Boy, am I starving. I don't know about you, but I can't make an important decision on an empty stomach.
[Spike climbs onto her back and they start to walk off]
Twilight Sparkle: So, I'll think about it over lunch, and then I'll get back to you. Okay?
Twilight Sparkle: At least the other ponies *tried* to be subtle about the ticket.
Purple pony: Wait, what ticket? What gala?
Pinkie Pie: Oh, you didn't know? Twilight has an extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala!
Ponies: The Grand Galloping Gala?
Offscreen pony 1: [Twilight tries to run away] Have I ever told you how much I love your mane?
Offscreen pony 2: I'll wash your dishes.
Daisy: [holding out three uprooted daises] Would you like any help with your gardening?
Linky Shoeshine: [Twilight turns the other way only to run into Linky, holding out three carrots] I have a cartload of extra carrots.
Spike: [ponies offer more favors] What are we gonna do?
Twilight Sparkle: We're... gonna... *run*!
[a chase scene with "Benny Hill" style music follows]