Rarity Knows Best is the seventeenth episode of the ninth season of Spike the Dragon and Friends, and the two hundred and twenty-fifth episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Emily Knows Best.


  • Pipsqueak as Percy
  • Braeburn as Toby
  • Rarity as Emily
  • Twilight Sparkle as Mavis
  • Hoity Toity as Sir Topham Hatt
  • Spike as Thomas (cameo)
  • Filthy Rich as Henry (cameo)
  • Big Macintosh as Gordon (cameo)
  • Apple Bloom as Annie (cameo)
  • Sweetie Belle as Clarabel (cameo)
  • Scootaloo as Henrietta (cameo)


Narrator: "Ponyville, Equestria has many beautiful sights. There are green fields and hills and many beautiful castles. The ponies of Ponyville love visit them all.

One day, Rarity was dropping visitors at the Crystal Empire. Once upon a time, a queen had lived there."

Rarity: "I'd like to be a queen."

Narrator: "Thought Rarity."

Rarity: "Queens are in charge and tell everybody what to do."

Narrator: "Down the hill at the castle, Braeburn and Pipsqueak arrived. They were to arrange changelings. Pipsqueak had never worked there before."

Pipsqueak: "Ooh, look at the castle."

Narrator: "Peeped Pipsqueak excitedly."

Pipsqueak: "I wonder who used to live there."

"Braeburn: "A king and queen."

Narrator: "Said Braeburn."

Braeburn: "They were ruled Ponyville and told everyone what to do."

Narrator: "And he chuffed towards the changelings. Pipsqueak stared at the castle. He was dreaming of kings and queen."

Braeburn "Pipsqueak!"

Narrator: "Called Braeburn."

Braeburn: "Come along. We've got a lot to do today."

Rarity: "Waiting for passengers is boring."

Narrator: Huffed Rarity. Then she remembered that Braeburn and Pipsqueak were working near the castle."

Rarity: "It would be much more fun to visit them."

Narrator: "She said.

Braeburn and Pipsqueak were waiting to be coupled up when Rarity chuffed in. She was very excited about the castle."

Rarity: "Pipsqueak."

Narrator: "She whistled."

Rarity: "I've had an idea. Let's play a game."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak looked pleased."

Rarity: "I'll be queen and I'll tell you what to do today."

Narrator: "She said."

Rarity: "It'll be fun."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak liked the idea of having fun. But Braeburn thought Rarity's idea was silly.

Braeburn: "You have to be clever to be a queen."

Narrator: "He said wisely."

Braeburn: "And know the right thing to do."

Rarity: "I always know what to do!"

Narrator: "Huffed Rarity. Braeburn laughed. That made Rarity cross."

Rarity: "I show Braeburn that Queen Rarity knows best!"

Narrator: "She wheeshed. Braeburn was now coupled up to his changelings. Pipsqueak thought his looked like troublesome changelings."

Braeburn: "Don't worry."

Narrator: "Said Braeburn."

Braeburn: "I'll be back soon. If you can't manage the changelings, wait for me and I'll tell you what to do."

Narrator: "And Braeburn went slowly away. The changelings started to moan and groan."

Changelings: "No you don't!" (laughing)

Narrator: "They clattered and chattered. Pipsqueak knew they were going to be trouble. Rarity had been watching Pipsqueak."

Rarity: "If I want to be queen, I must tell Pipsqueak what to do."

Narrator: "She thought."

Rarity: "Because I know best."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak was shunting the changelings as hard as he could, but they wouldn't move. They were being very difficult. Rarity chuffed to a halt."

Rarity: "Pipsqueak!"

Narrator: "She whistled loudly."

Rarity: "I am the queen today. I will tell you what to do."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak was worried. Braeburn usually knew best."

Rarity: "Take these changelings along my path."

Narrator: "Said Rarity."

Rarity: "It's faster and they won't complain. Braeburn will be pleased when he sees how quick you are."

Narrator: "Pipsqueak wanted Braeburn to be pleased."

Pipsqueak: "I'll do as you say, Queen Rarity."

Narrator: "He tooted. Rarity was pleased with herself. She watched as Pipsqueak blew a big wheesh of steam, Pipsqueak puffed, and he chuffed, and the changelings sped off.

Rarity led out a wheesh of steam. She did know best.

Suddenly, there was a terrible noise."


Narrator: "As the dust cleared, Rarity saw what had happened. The changelings had run into Twilight Sparkle who was waiting on the path. Luckily, no one was hurt, but her load of stone had spilled all over the paths and one of the changelings had come off the road knocking over a telephone pole."

Twilight Sparkle: "Pipsqueak!"

Narrator: "Cried Twilight."

Twilight Sparkle: "You're not supposed to be on this path!"

Narrator: "Rarity was shocked. Then there was another crash. It was Braeburn! His hooves had struck the telephone pole and he was derailed.

Rarity knew this was all her fault. But she didn't know what to do. The telephone line was down, so no one could call for help. Twilight couldn't move. She was stuck among-st the changelings. And Pipsqueak couldn't move either."

Rarity: "I'm sorry, Braeburn."

Narrator: "Cried Rarity."

Rarity: "I can't be a queen. I don't know what to do. I don't know best."

Narrator: "Braeburn wheeshed out a big cloud of steam."

Braeburn: "I know what to do."

Narrator: "He cried."

Braeburn: "Rarity, you must go and get help."

Narrator: "Rarity knew Braeburn was right. She steamed off as fast as she could.

Rarity whooshed to a halt to the station. She told the manager what had happened. Quickly, he phoned for help.

Soon, Braeburn had been lifted back up onto the path. He wasn't hurt, but his clothes would need to be repaired.

Rarity chuffed into the shunting yards. Hoity Toity was very cross."

Hoity Toity: "Rarity!"

Narrator: "He boomed."

Hoity Toity: "You have caused confusion and delay. Luckily, Braeburn knew what to do."

Narrator: "He added sternly."

Rarity: "I'm sorry."

Narrator: "Rarity said."

Rarity: "Knowing the right thing to do isn't as easy as I thought."

Narrator: "She chuffed."

Rarity: "In future, I'll leave that job to a king or a queen or to Braeburn."

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