My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Season 2 Episode 5

Sisterhooves Social

Aired Saturday 10:30 AM Nov 05, 2011 on The Hub
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Episode Summary


Sweetie Belle disowns Rarity as her sister and decides to make Applejack her new sister after seeing how much fun she and Apple Bloom have together. But then Rarity soon realizes how much she misses Sweetie Belle so she tries to think of a way to get her back.


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  • A very sweet and touching episode of Friendship is Magic

    After the last episode with no Rarity at all, this episode not only has her, but it's also very sweet and touching, not to mention one of the best episodes of the season yet. It starts out with Sweetie Belle making breakfast for not only her sister, but her mom and dad make a quick appearance as well. The breakfast though is totally burnt and Rarity insists on making it on her own. Sweetie Belle meanwhile tries to help out Rarity by washing clothes, making a picture, or cleaning her sewing room. Unfortunately, it all goes wrong and it makes Sweetie Belle upset. Sweetie runs into Applebloom and tells her friend about how harsh Rarity acts with her. Applebloom tells her of an event called, the Sisterhooves Social where two sisters compete with others in a series of events. Sweetie tries to make her sister do it, but she refuses to do so. It then leads to an argument where Rarity and Sweetie Belle refuse to be sisters and leave each other. Sweetie goes over to Sweet Apple Acres and sees how much fun Applejack and Applebloom do together from making grape juice, to herding sheep. Rarity meanwhile realizes how terrible she acted and tries to get Sweetie Belle back. However Sweetie Belle refuses to accept her sister's apology and decides to become Applejack's sister. Rarity tries to convince her to come back, but when she wants to do things with Sweetie Belle that only Rarity wants to do, it makes Sweetie Belle very upset and runs off. On the day of the Sisterhooves Social, Applejack is made Sweetie Belle's sister for one day, and do the obstacle course. Despite their best efforts though, they lose, but Sweetie Belle doesn't care as long as she spent it with Applejack. All of a sudden Sweetie Belle sees a horn and sees that it's actually Rarity who was covered in mud. It turns out Rarity, Applejack, and Applebloom were in on the whole thing and Applejack and Rarity switched places at the first mudhole. Rarity states that in her own way she's sorry and that her and Sweetie Belle are together as sisters. Back at Rarity's shop, Spike makes a quick appearance to send a letter to Princess Celestia. The sisters learn that even though being a sister isn't easy, it can be fun. The episode ends with Sweetie and Rarity about to get into a fight, but Spike breaks it up in time. This was one of the most touching and sweetest episodes of this season yet. Not only was the plot excellent, and the humor great, but it was deep as well and one of the best yet. Granny Smith's scene with the megaphone was awesome, I loved Sweetie Belle's picture, the while breakfast scene was hilarious as well. I was surprised to see no Twilight Sparkle at all in this episode though since she is in every episode. My guess is they couldn't find a scene for her. My only minor grip has to be what happened to Rarity's parents since they were on vacation, and I think a little closure was needed. I could go on, but this episode was very sweet overall and simply one of the best yet, so go see it.

    FINAL SCORE: 10/10moreless
  • Best Season 2 Episode Ever :)

    Sweetie Belle disowns Rarity as her sister and decides to make Applejack her new sister after seeing how much fun she and Apple Bloom have together. But then Rarity soon realizes how much she misses Sweetie Belle so she tries to think of a way to get her back. I know I've given most of the Season 2 episodes a perfect score so far but I must say out of all the episodes so far. This is BY FAR the best Season 2 episode I've ever seen. This is probably the most heartwarming episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" that I have ever seen which is the reason it's my new favorite episode of Season 2. The moments with Applejack and Applebloom having fun and laughing was absolutely adorable and cute to watch... I was smiling throughout this episode. The ending of the episode when Rarity actually got dirty to participate in that sister's competition was very cute and nice. It was also interesting to actually see that it's Twilight's first time being absent. I guess ever since Princess Celestia told the ponies in "Lesson Zero" that each pony writes their own friendship lesson for now on... it was true and no joke. Spike also made an appearance at the very end of the episode which is also good and Spike's only line at the very end of the episode was good as well. This episode alsohad a few funny parts such as Granny Smith's part, Applebloom repeatedly telling Sweetie Belle "One day" when Sweetie Belle is going to be Applejack's little sister for a day, and one or two more funny parts that I can't remember. It was also good to see Rarity and SweetieBelle's parents for the first time. Overall, an excellent episode of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"... fans will definitely adore this episode. 10/10moreless
Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain

Rarity's Mother

Guest Star

Peter New

Peter New

Rarity's Father

Guest Star

Tabitha St. Germain

Tabitha St. Germain

Granny Smith

Recurring Role

Claire Corlett

Claire Corlett

Sweetie Belle

Recurring Role

Michelle Creber

Michelle Creber

Apple Bloom

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • This episode was suppose to take place after "Call of the Cutie" seeing how Sweetie Belle is living with Rarity while their parents are on vacation.

    • Derpy cameo: She is in the crowd as Granny Smith announces the event.

    • Rarity and Sweetie Belle's parents appear for the first time.

    • An observant viewer could have recognized Applejack and Rarity switching places during the Sisterhooves Social race immediately by noting that Applejack has green eyes and the pony that climbed out of the mud hole had blue eyes, just like Rarity.

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Rarity: What shall we write to the princess?
      Sweetie Belle: I'll start. Having a sister is just about the bestest thing in the world. But it sure isn't the easiest.
      Rarity: I agree that being sisters is a wonderful thing, but it takes teamwork. Sometimes it's about compromising. Sometimes it's about accepting each others' differences. But mostly, it's about having fun together. Even if it means getting your hooves a little bit dirty.
      Sweetie Belle : A lot dirty.
      Rarity: A little bit dirty.
      Sweetie Belle: A lot dirty.
      Rarity: A little bit dirty!
      Sweetie Belle: A lo-
      Spike: Hold it, hold it! How about "a medium amount of dirty, not too little, not too much, just right"?
      Rarity and Sweetie Belle: Deal!

    • Rarity: My inspiration room! What did you do? What did you do?!
      Sweetie Belle: When I saw the big mess in your room, I thought I'd clean it up for you.
      Rarity: This wasn't a mess! It was organised chaos!

    • Rarity: Oh, Sweetie Belle, my one and only sister, what have I done? All the time I could have spent with you was wasted complaining and wishing you were gone. (Cries) Woe is me!

    • Sweetie Belle: Maybe I'll try the Sisterhooves Social without a sister. In fact, I think I'll try the rest of my life without a sister!
      Rarity: (Gasps) Oh, I'm the one who's ruining your life? Really? Have you looked around this place? I'm the one who would be better off with no sister.
      Sweetie Belle : Well, it looks like we finally agree on something. Neither of us needs a sister.
      Rarity : Deal!
      Sweetie Belle: Deal! Goodbye, unsister!

    • Rarity : I think we deserve a celebration.
      Everyone: Yeah!
      Sweetie Belle: Where?
      Rarity: The spa, of course. (Everyone laughs) No, I'm serious.

    • Rarity : You see? We are apple pie.
      Sweetie Belle: Huh?
      Rarity: I'll explain later.

    • Applejack: Being sisters is like apple pie. You can have amazing apples, and you can have a wonderfully crispy crust, but only together can you have a perfect apple pie.
      Rarity: But apart, all we are is just a pile of mush and some crumbly, dry mess.

    • Apple Bloom: What's "uncouth"?
      Applejack: It means "uncivil." You know, bad-mannered. (Apple Bloom belches) Exactly!

    • Applejack: Uncouth? She said the Sisterhooves Social was "uncouth?"
      Apple Bloom: Yeah! "Uncouth?" (eats an apple, then belches) Wait, what's uncouth?

    • Rarity: Sweetie Belle, what am I going to do with you?
      Sweetie Belle: Oh, we could paint together, we could ride bikes, play chess, sing a song, catch frogs, pillow fight...
      Rarity: That's not what I meant!

    • Rarity: (regarding a bowl of black goo) Let me guess: apple sauce?
      Sweetie Belle: Nope. Toast!

    • Rarity: (after sniffing a glass of smoking grey liquid) I didn't know you could burn juice.

    • Rarity: As Celestia is my witness, I shall never be sisterless again.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Rarity: As Celestia is my witness, I shall never be sisterless again.

      This is a spoof to the famous line, "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again." from the classic film Gone with the Wind.