FOX (ended 1993)
|Tails rubbed Applejack's belly after she drank too much sparkling cider from a dare. Applejack: Worth it... *burp* Pardon me. Tails: You're excused. Tails hugged Applejack.|
Tails: Really really. There are no windows and the doors are glass-free so nobody outside can see what's going on inside. Plus, the only way anybody can be admitted in is if they know the password.
Applejack: What is the password?
Tails: The password is "hats to where?"
Applejack: "Hats to where?" That's mighty peculiar.
Tails: I know. Hey, why don't you ask your friends to come with you to the building?
Applejack: Sounds good to me.
|Applejack went over to the building and said the password. Inside was a karaoke bar.|
Bartender: Well, that's 'cause it's a front to what we're really hiding.
Applejack: You mean you're actually hidn' somethin'?
Bartender: You betcha. Come with me and I'll show you.
Applejack followed the bartender behind a curtain to a large room filled with hats. The room was dark with some dimly lit lights all over the wall.
Applejack: Wow! This is amazing!
Bartender: You bet it is.
Applejack: But what's so great about it?
Bartender: You'll see soon enough. Enjoy yourself.
The bartender left Applejack on her own as she admired the sights.
Applejack: Wow, I don't know what could possibly be secretive about this room. It's chock fulla every hat one could imagine! Secret or no secret, this is a great place!
While Applejack had her back turned, a female cat picked up an elegant-looking wide-brimmed purple hat with violets on it, and the minute she put it on, she disappeared in a flash! Of course, Applejack didn't notice.
Applejack: Boy, if my friends could see this! (turning around) It's like an underground hat emporium!
Just then, Applejack noticed a male fox pick up a top hat, and when he put it on, he, too, disappeared in a flash! Applejack was astonished.
Applejack: Whoa! (rubs her eyes) I think my eyes are playin' tricks on me!
She saw a turtle put on a straw hat and then disappear. Now Applejack was even more astonished.
Applejack: Wow, this place really is keepin' some secrets! I gotta tell my friends about this!
Applejack rushed out of the room and out the door.
Applejack: (to the bartender) I'll be back soon!
(Kitendoc, PR; the idea for this came from an episode of Reading Rainbow.)
|Meanwhile, Fluttershy looked at the skies by herself.|
Applejack: Tails tells me there's no place like it, 'cause it's got some secrets to hide.
Twilight: Sounds fascinating.
Soon, they all stopped in front of the building.
Applejack: Well, this is it. Now just leave this to me. I know how to get us all in.
Applejack knocked on the door, and the sliding window opened. Two eyes peered out at the ponies and the young dragon.
Guard: What's the password?
Applejack: Hats to where?
Guard: Alright, y'all can go on in.
The sliding window closed and the doors opened, and the Mane Six and Spike went in.
Twilight: A karaoke bar? This is their big secret?
Applejack: No, this is just a front. The real secret's behind that curtain over there. (points to the curtain) Hey, bartender!
Bartender: Hey, welcome back, little lady. I see you've brought some friends.
Applejack: Yep. I thought they'd be interested in knowing this building's big secret.
Bartender: Ah, I see. Follow me, please.
The bartender led the Mane Six and Spike behind the curtain and into the large room filled with hats.
Twilight, Pinkie, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Spike: Wow!
Spike: This place is amazing!
Rainbow Dash: Yeah, it seems every hat known to man and pony is in here!
Rarity: It's magnificent!
Twilight: Yeah, it's fantastic, but I don't quite see what makes these hats so special.
Applejack: Well, y'all ain't gonna believe this, but when I first set hoof in here, I noticed some folks put on some hats in here and they all disappeared like magic!
Twilight, Pinkie, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Spike: Whoa!
Applejack: "Whoa" is right! There really is somethin' strange about this place!
Rarity: Well, I don't understand. I mean, just look at this.
Rarity used her magic to levitate a pith helmet.
Rarity: This looks like an ordinary pith helmet, the kind an explorer might wear.
A male dog in a tuxedo and black bow tie approached Rarity.
Male dog: Excuse me, ma'am? That's exactly what I'm looking for.
Rarity: This pith helmet?
Male dog: Mm-hmm.
Rarity: Oh, but good sir, this isn't the kind of hat to go with a fine tuxedo like that.
Male dog: Ah, but it's not what the hat goes with.
Male dog: (taking the pith helmet) It's where the hat goes.
The male dog put on the hat and disappeared in a flash, leaving the ponies and Spike astonished.
Rarity: Oh, my goodness!
Pinkie Pie: Did you see that?
Rainbow Dash: Yeah, I saw it!
Twilight: And I didn't even use my magic!
Rarity: Neither did I!
Fluttershy: This is kind of creepy!
Applejack's eyes went wide as she realized something.
Applejack: Where the hat goes... where the hat goes! Hats to where! I get it! The password all makes sense now!
Pinkie Pie: Well, as long as we're here, we might as well check out some neat places!
Rainbow Dash: Yeah!
They all started to look around. Spike spotted a sombrero.
Spike: Hey, Pinkie Pie! Check it out!
Pinkie Pie: What is it, Spike?
Spike: (taking the sombrero off its hanger) A sombrero! I bet you'd love to have a Mexican fiesta, since I know you love parties so much!
Pinkie Pie: Great idea, Spike! (taking the sombrero) Adios, amigos!
Pinkie Pie put on the sombrero and disappeared in a flash. She found herself at a fiesta in Mexico.
Pinkie Pie: Wow! Where am I?
Speedy Gonzales approached her.
Speedy: You're in Mejico, senorita!
Pinkie Pie: (to Speedy) Hey, I know you! You're Speedy Gonzales!
Speedy: Si! In the flesh and at your service! You must be Pinkie Pie!
Pinkie Pie: Yep, that's me! What's going on here?
Speedy: We're just throwing a big fiesta to celebrate the start of 2013!
Pinkie Pie: Sounds exciting! Can I be a part of it?
Speedy: Si, senorita!
Pinkie Pie: Whoopee!
Pinkie Pie decided to join in the fun at the fiesta.
(Kitendoc, PLEASE respond to this moment.)
|Pinkie Pie was trying some of Mexican desserts and liked it, while Fluttershy looked at Arceus use Judgement on a target, while holding onto a Splash Plate. The lights were now blue as it hit the target, decimating it. Nathan: Good job, Arceus! Return! Arceus went back in his Poke Ball.|
Meanwhile, Pinkie Pie was still enjoying herself in Mexico.
Speedy: Enjoying yourself, senorita?
Pinkie Pie: Si, senor! (removing her sombrero) And I owe a great deal of gratitude to this hat...
The next thing Pinkie Pie knew, she was right back in the hat room.
Pinkie Pie: ...that brought me here to... Mexico.
Pinkie Pie looked around and noticed her friends still in the room.
Pinkie Pie: Wow! I get it! These hats can take you anywhere!
Twilight: So how'd it go, Pinkie?
Pinkie Pie: I had a mucho grande time! I met Speedy Gonzales and helped myself to all the Mexican desserts I wanted!
Spike: Wow, that sounds awesome!
Rainbow Dash: Hey, Fluttershy, I've got something for ya!
Fluttershy: What is it, Rainbow Dash?
Rainbow Dash was holding up an Australian hat.
Rainbow Dash: Try it on! See where it takes ya!
Fluttershy put on the hat and was gone in a flash. She ended up in the Australian wilderness and found herself in khaki clothing with the hat to go with it. She saw koalas climbing up trees and kookaburras resting on the branches of eucalyptus trees.
Fluttershy: Wow. Where am I?
Joe: Hey, welcome to Australia, mate!
Fluttershy turned to see the kangaroos Joe and Lindsay.
Fluttershy: Oh, hello. What are your names?
Joe: I'm Joe.
Lindsay: And I'm Lindsay.
Joe: And you're Fluttershy, right?
Fluttershy: That's right.
Lindsay: We know all about you and your friends.
Fluttershy: Gee, thanks.
Joe: C'mon, let's show you around.
Joe and Lindsay proceeded to show Fluttershy all around the wilderness.
|Joe: Just be careful, Flutters. Some of these animals are poisonous. Fluttershy: P-Poisonous?! Joe: Why do you think they call Australia the "Dangerous Continent on Earth"? But don't worry. We'll keep you safe. Lindsay: You can stay with us in our home in Sydney. Fluttershy: Thank you.|
Joe: (to Fluttershy) So how'd you get here anyway?
Fluttershy: Well, Applejack told us about this mysterious building that has a bunch of hats piled up everywhere in the back. These hats can transport people to different parts of the world.
Lindsay: Oh, ya don't say.
Fluttershy: But I do.
Joe: Well, if we ever come to visit y'all in America, we'll be sure to check it out.
Fluttershy: The only way you can be admitted in is if you know the password, which is "Hats to where?"
Joe: Well, that makes perfect sense.
Lindsay: Or as Big Mac would put it, eeyup!
|Lindsay: We could have gotten our own jeep, but it had to be in the auto shop for a while. Joe: Thanks, Rick! Rick the Koala: No problem, mate! *drives off*|
Fluttershy: Wow, you have a lovely apartment.
Joe: Thank you.
|Lindsay: Have a seat on the couch. Fluttershy did so, while Pinkie pie got back from Mexico. Twilight: So, how was Mexico? Pinkie: It was great. I got to take a tour of Mexico City, and it's really nice looking.|
Meanwhile, down in Australia, Lindsay prepared some drinks for herself and Joe and Fluttershy. They spent a lot of time talking and laughing about each other and sharing life stories. Later that evening...
Joe: Flutters, you've gotta come see our favorite pizza parlor.
Lindsay: Yeah, it serves some of the best pizza down under.
Fluttershy: I'd love to come. What's it called?
Joe: It's called Jenkins' Pizza, named after the athlete crocodile Bolt Jenkins.
Lindsay: Yeah, he was generous enough to allow our country to have a pizza parlor named after him.
Fluttershy: Sounds exciting.
So they all went to Jenkins' Pizza to have some pizza.
Fluttershy: Mmm, this pizza is delicious.
(Kitendoc, PR; also, let me decide how Fluttershy gets back home.)
|Fluttershy: Everything is nice and all, but I just want to get back home. Joe: We've got you covered. Lindsay: Just leave everything to us and we'll get you back home. We plan on going back to the USA tomorrow. We might let you have a seat with us. Fluttershy: Thank you.|
Joe: Oh, well, I wish we knew.
Lindsay: We ain't got a clue.
Fluttershy: Hmm... I think it has something to do (takes off her hat) with this hat.
In an instant, Fluttershy disappeared and was back in the hat room.
Fluttershy: (looking around) Oh, I get it: I just took it off, said "hat", and I'm right back here. I should tell my friends about this.
Fluttershy went back into the bar and saw Applejack onstage singing Jimmy Buffet's "Texas".
(Kitendoc, PR; also, I should clarify that Fluttershy is no longer in Australia.)
|Joe: What just happened? Lindsay: I don't know. But we better get ready for our trip. Fluttershy: I'm never wearing those kinds of hats again! Fluttershy tossed the hat at the bartender.|
Bartender: Say what?
The other ponies and Spike went up to Fluttershy.
Bartender: You know, that's the first negative thing anybody's ever said about our hats. Most people enjoy our hats.
All except Fluttershy: Yeah!
Fluttershy felt ashamed.