My Little Pony and Friends

Episode 3

My Little Pony - The Movie

Aired Unknown Jun 20, 1986 on
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My Little Pony - The Movie
It's spring in Ponyland and the Little Ponies are preparing their annual festival to celebrate. Things take a dark turn when three witches – Hydia and her daughters Reeka and Draggle – unleash the Smooze on Dream Valley in order to make it "dark, dank, and dreary." Wind Whistler and North Star bring Megan, Danny, and Molly and their Rainbow Locket to Pony Land to fight back the Smooze. But the living purple ooze manages to cover Dream Castle and suck up the Rainbow of Light before a spell mishap puts it to sleep. Megan, Wind Whistler, and Fizzy go to the Moochick for guidance and come back with a new home (the Paradise Estate) and a map to Flutter Valley, home of the magic ponies that can defeat the Smooze. Meanwhile, the witches search for the spell ingredient they need to reawaken the Smooze so it can finish flooding Ponyland. A subplot revolves around Baby Lickety-Split and Spike running away and meeting the Grundles, some friendly cave dwellers whose kingdom was also destroyed by the witches. Shady goes looking for the runaways with one brave Bushwoolie before meeting up with the group Megan is leading to Flutter Valley. The Little Ponies have many adventures before finding the Flutter Ponies - Queen Rose Dust is convinced to help them when Baby Lickety-Split, Spike and the Grundles arrive with a Flutter Pony they helped rescue. Rose Dust's Flutter Ponies use their Utter Flutter attack to beat back the Smooze until the Rainbow of Light is freed and can help finish the fight. In the end, the witches are sent back to their mountain in defeat, the Flutter Ponies and the Little Ponies become friends, the Grundles are given Dream Castle for a home, and Megan leaves the Rainbow Locket with Baby Lickety-Split before leaving with her family.moreless

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    Tony Randall

    Tony Randall

    the Moochick (My Little Pony)

    Melanie Gaffin

    Melanie Gaffin

    Ursa Minor (Moondreamers)

    David Mendenhall

    David Mendenhall

    Additional Voices (Potato Head Kids)

    Mona Marshall

    Mona Marshall

    Scuttle Bug (Glo Friends)

    Susan Blu

    Susan Blu

    Paradise, Lofty, Pluma (My Little Pony)

    Nancy Cartwright

    Nancy Cartwright

    Gusty (My Little Pony)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (9)

      • Magic Star goes back to Dream Castle to warn the others about the Smooze. Shady is seen among them even though she's supposed to be off looking for Baby Lickety-Split.

      • Why did Megan have the Rainbow of Light? She always gives it back to the Little Ponies before she goes home because she knows they need it for protection.

      • The Smooze moves very slowly through Dream Valley after it's reawakened. It should have covered Paradise Estate way before Megan and the others came back with the Flutter Ponies.

      • In the field of giant sunflowers, there's a Smooze river whose height keeps changing. Sometimes it's really high, other times there quite a drop between the edge of the cliff and the river.

      • When everyone begins climbing up the cliff to escape from Augh, Sweet Stuff and Gingerbread are there instead of Shady and Fizzy.

      • For that matter, why do we never see the Rainbow of Light in the TV series? With all the bad guys that threaten Ponyland's existence, you'd think the Little Ponies would be using it every episode. But they never mention it again after the movie.

      • When Hydia first looks into her cauldron to watch the Little Ponies at their festival, she sees four ponies at the ribbon pole. But the four ponies all look exactly alike.

      • Gusty, Shady, Buttons, and Magic Star all go off together to look for Baby Lickety-Split. But when they pass the canyon where Baby Lickety-Split and Spike are trapped, Buttons is gone.

      • Baby Lickety-Split's headband mysteriously reappears right before she attempts to fly over the cliff.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • "What Good Will Wishing Do?" - sung by Baby Lickety-Split, Morning Glory, and Spike

        L: No one's in a fix like I am
        MG: I am
        L: No one has the luck I do
        MG: I do
        L: No one had the setbacks I have
        MG: I have
        L: Look where life has led me to
        MG: Me to

        L: Nothing I can see can help me
        MG: Help me!
        L: And with all that we've come through
        MG: Come through!
        L: I wish this was a dream so I could wake up
        MG: Wake up!
        L: But what good will wishing do?

        Spike: (spoken) Ah, come on, Lickety-Split, make a real wish. Feeling sorry for yourself isn't going to improve the situation.
        L: (spoken) I can't help it. Everything looks so hopeless!

        (sung) Nothing I can see can help me
        MG: Help me!
        S: Somebody will save you
        L: Who?
        MG: You!
        L: I wish there was some cozy little inn near
        MG: IN HERE!
        L: But what good will wishing do?

        MG: It might make your dreams come true!

      • "Grundles Good" - sung by the Grundle King and his people, Baby Lickety-Split, and Spike

        G: Don't be frightened! What's you're hurry?
        Have no fear! Not to worry!
        Sorry to alarm you
        Grundles won't harm you

        S: (spoken) Grundles? How do we know you won't harm us?
        L: (spoken) We thought you were some kind of monsters
        GK: (spoken) Grundles good!
        L: (spoken) They still look like monsters to me
        GK: (spoken) Is what everyone thinks, but Grundles not monsters. Grundles good!

        G: Grundles good! Grundles good! Grundles good!
        Grundles small, Grundles nice,
        Grundles also quite concise
        Grundles don't waste words
        Wasting words for the birds
        People stunned, often scared
        Meeting Grundles unprepared

        Grundles are misunderstood
        Grundles neat, Grundles gentle
        Grundles sweet and sentimental
        Grundles hug you, never bug you
        Grundles good! Grundles good! Grundles good!

        Grundles are misunderstood!
        Take a shot! Take a (lyrics unknown)
        Grundles not as we're painted
        Grundles love all and above all....
        Grundles good! Grundles good! Grundles good!
        Grundles good! Grundles good! Grundles good!

      • "Home" - sung by the Moochick, Megan, Wind Whistler, and Fizzy

        Mo: Home is where the heart is
        It's where you hang your hat
        Without a home, you're nowhere
        And nowhere's no place to be at

        W: (spoken) Precisely, Mr. Moochick, but what do you propose we do about it?
        Mo: (spoken) Why, there's only one thing to do

        (sung) You have to have a home
        You can't live without a home
        Why, everybody has to have a home
        And I've got what will suit you to a tee
        It's this darling little villa in Capri
        Lots of closet space and overlooks the sea

        M: (spoken) Uh, Mr. Moochick, it's very sweet of you to offer, but I don't think it's exactly what the Little Ponies had in mind.
        Mo: (spoken) No? But goodness, me!

        (sung) They have to find a home
        How about the hippodrome?
        It used to be quite popular in Rome
        Or why not do what Cleopatra did
        And buy a nice Egyptian pyramid?
        Take a look - I guarantee you'll flip your lid

        F: (spoken) Wow! That's terrific!
        W: (spoken) There's no doubt it's quite wonderful, Mr. Moochick, but we couldn't possibly live there!
        Mo: (spoken) My, my, you certainly are picky Little Ponies...hmmph! Now, let me see...

        (sung) How about a tepee? How about an igloo?
        How sbout a tree house made completely of bamboo?
        I know a woman once - lived in a shoe!
        All right, I know it simply isn't you

        You need a place to dwell
        The Taj Mahal is swell
        Or maybe you'd prefer a swank hotel
        How how about a palace like Versai?
        Well, I really don't know what I ought to try
        You're looking for some castle in the sky

        W: (spoken) We truly apologize for being so difficult, Mr. Moochick, but Dream Castle was rather special.
        F: (spoken) Yeah, it's not so easy to replace. But you can do it, I know you can!
        M: (spoken) You see, Mr. Moochick, to the Little Ponies, Dream Castle was like - like a little bit of heaven.
        Mo: (spoken) Heaven? Well, I'm afraid you Little Ponies had better come back down to Earth!

        (sung)You have to find a home
        How 'bout the Astrodome?
        Or something futuristic made of chrome?
        I'm sorry but if you want my advice
        You'll simply have to made a sacrifice
        I know the home you had was very nice -
        But what you're looking for is paradise!
        M&W: We'll take it!
        Moo: It's paradise!
        F: Oh, thank you!
        All: It's paradise!

      • "There's Always Another Rainbow" - sung by Megan

        Always another rainbow
        Search until you find it
        Don't look at the cloud, look behind it
        There's a rainbow there somewhere

        There's always a ray of sunshine
        Though it all seems tragic
        You may turn around and like magic
        There's an answer to your prayer

        Now you feel forlorn
        But hope can be reborn
        Try and lose that frown
        Look up, not down!

        And you'll find another rainbow
        I can guarantee it
        Even though you think you've reached the rainbow's end
        There's always another rainbow
        Always another rainbow 'round the bend

      • "Nothing Can Stop the Smooze" - sung by Hydia, Reeka, Draggle, and the Smooze Heads

        S: Bow, Bow, Bow
        Bow, Bow, Bow
        Bow, Bow, Bow
        Bow, Bow, Bow

        R&D: Something bad is coming down
        Have you heard the news?
        S: (Listen up!)
        H: Duck inside!
        R&D: Better run and hide
        Nothing can stop the Smooze!
        S: (You can't stop me!)

        R&D: See the way it slithers forth
        Spewing gobs of ooze
        S: (I love ooze!)
        H: Here is comes!
        R&D: Right now!
        All: Nothing can stop the Smooze!
        S: (No way!)

        R&D&S: You can't escape it
        You can't escape it
        You haven't got a chance
        S: (Yeah!)
        H: That evil goo is a witch's brew
        R&D: No matter what you do
        It's gonna get to you
        S: (You. YOU!)

        Anyone who tries to fight
        Is guaranteed to lose
        S: (Guaranteed!)
        R&D: You can't win!
        H: You oughtta pack it in
        All: Nothing can stop the Smooze
        S: (Don't even try!!)

        R&D: Here comes the Smooze cruisin' along
        Singin' it's funky, gunky song!
        H: Just ain't no way to stop
        All: Our gooey, gooey glop!

        When it comes to witches' brews
        Smooze is what we choose
        We won't stop
        Nothing else can top
        Our crop of unstoppable Smooze
        S: (I love to Smooze!)

        R&D: Smooze
        Nothing can stop the Smooze!
        S: Smooze...

      • "I'll Do the Dirty Work" - sung by Draggle and Reeka

        D: Why, sister dear, you're looking rather ill
        I fear you aren't feeling at your best
        I hope you haven't come down with a chill
        Perhaps you need to take a little rest

        R: (spoken) What about all the work we have to do? You're not gonna do it all alone, are you?
        D: (spoken) Oh, Reeka darling, what are sisters for? Not to worry, not to worry -

        (sung) I'll do the dirty work
        I'll handle all the dirty work
        You go relax in your room
        I'll collect the muck and mire
        I wouldn't want you to perspire
        All you have to do is get the phlume

        R: (spoken) The phlume?! Me?
        D: (spoken) Why not? I'll be doing everything else. You're not that sick!
        R: (spoken) You're right. In fact suddenly, I'm feeling a whole lot better

        (sung) Draggle, dear, I just now had a flash
        I still owe you a birthday gift or two
        I suffered from a lack of ready cash
        But now I'd like to make it up to you

        I'll do the dirty work
        I'll take on all the dirty work
        Each pungent job I'll assume
        I'll be working overtime
        Collecting mold and filth and slime
        All you have to do is get the phlume

        D: (spoken) Phlume? Me?
        R: (spoken) Happy birthday!
        D: (spoken) Reeka, dear, you're really much too kind
        Let's just divvy up the list
        R: (spoken) Oh, nonsense, I don't mind. But if you really want to...
        D: (spoken) I insist!

        Both: (sung) We'll both do the dirty work
        We'll both do the dirty work
        R: Everyone should do her share
        D: It's really only fair

        R: I'll collect the greenish mold - yuck!
        D: I'll collect the blackish muck
        R: I'll collect the furry mildew...just my luck, the mildew's stuck - yuck, yuck
        D: I'll go find the yellow fungus!
        R: I'll go get the silver slime
        Both: Sharing dirty work among us
        Does our job in half the time!
        You see it's great when we cooperate!

        R: I'll do the dirty work
        D: Oh, I'll gladly do the dirty work
        Both: No need to fret or fight or fuss or fume
        D: I'll do the dirty work
        R: I'll gladly do the dirty work
        So long as someone else
        D: So song as someone else
        Both: So long as someone else gets the phlume!

      • "I'll Go It Alone" - Baby Lickety-Split and Spike

        L: Why do they always have to tell me I'm wrong?
        Why do they make me feel I just don't belong?
        If they don't like the way I sing my own song
        I'll go it alone, I'll go it alone!

        How come the word I hear most often is "no"?
        The way I'm treated I feel lower then low
        It's very clear that I'm not wanted here, so
        I'll go it alone, I'll go it alone!

        S: I know that you're upset, but don't rush of just yet
        You can't take the world on single handed
        What if you should end up lost and stranded?
        L: Better that then being reprimanded!

        No matter how I try I can't seem to please
        What do they want - should I go down on my knees?
        If all they know to do is holler and tease
        I'll go it alone!

        Why must they criticize whatever I do?
        My days of taking all their insults is through
        Good-bye! So Long! Tah-Tah! Farewell! Too-da-loo!
        S: I don't like thinking what might happen to you
        If you strike out on your own!
        L: Spike! I'll brave the unknown!
        S: But, Lickety, you can't!
        L: And go it alone!
        S: Don't go it alone!
        L: I'll go it alone!
        S: Don't go it alone!

      • "Evil Like Me" - sung by Hydia

        Why can't you be evil like I taught you?
        Why won't you misbehave the way you should?
        You never use the guillotine I bought you
        You're just not bad enough for your own good

        Why can't you be mean like Aunt Eureka?
        She fed her victims till they almost burst
        Then cooked them with a smiggin of paprika
        And she always did her best to do her worst

        We're witches and witches are wicked
        How many times have you been told?
        Your great grandma Alexis crushed a kingdom with her hexes
        And that's the proud tradition I want you to uphold

        Try to be as evil as your cousins
        Lucrecia was the cruelest in the crowd
        She cooked up evil potions by the dozens
        Be just like her and make your mama proud

        We're witches, wizards, and warlocks
        We're the reason honest people purchase door locks
        We turn princes into frogs, peasants into pheasants
        And soldiers and sailors into swine
        We've never been accused of being angels
        But as for being devils, we're divine!

        All our clan was evil and malicious
        And that is how I want my girls to be
        Work hard at being vicious, and if you're real ambitious
        You might wind up an evil witch like me
        A terrible, detestable, contestable, despicable
        Evil mean old witch like me!

    • NOTES (4)

      • The movie gives the first indication that Dream Valley was not always a nice place to live. Hydia says that it was the arrival of the Little Ponies that made it green and bright and colorful.

      • Unicorns can't be carrying anyone on their backs when they wink in and out. Otherwise, Molly could have stayed on Fizzy's back when they were crossing the second Smooze river in the sunflower field.

      • The ponies featured in this movie are some of the ones that will continue to appear in the TV series (there are others the TV show introduces). Megan, Danny, and Molly are also wearing their standard outfits.

      • Featured songs: "Evil Witch Like Me," "I'll Go It Alone," "I'll Do the Dirty Work," "Nothing Can Stop the Smooze," "There's Always Another Rainbow," "Home," "Grundles Good," "What Good Will Wishing Do?"

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