Shining Armor the Great is the fourteenth episode of the eighth season of Cheese Sandwich the Earth Pony and Friends, and the one hundred and ninety-sixth episode overall. It is a parody of the Thomas and Friends episode, Edward the Great.
- Cheese Sandwich as Thomas
- Shining Armor as Edward
- Big McIntosh as Gordon
- Flash Sentry as James
- Spike as Percy
- Soarin as Spencer
- Princess Celestia as Sir Topham Hatt
- The Duke and Duchess of Maretonia (do not speak)
- Zephyr Breeze as Henry (cameo)
- Niblet (from Pound Puppies) as Salty (cameo)
Narrator: "Shining Armor likes the same colors as Cheese Sandwich, and the same foods as Flash Sentry. He can pull buffaloes and push changelings. And he often works as a back unicorn. But Shining Armor is old, and not as strong as the other animals. So sometimes, Shining Armor feels left out.
The Duke and Duchess of Maretonia came to visit their new summer house. They came with their own private Pegasus pony called Soarin. Soarin is big and light blue and very fast.
When Soarin pulled into the town hall, his driver had exciting news for him."
Soarin's Driver: "You have beaten Big McIntosh's record!"
Narrator: "He said."
Soarin: "Of course."
Narrator: "Boasted Soarin."
Soarin: "I'm faster and finer than all the animals in Ponyville put together."
Narrator: "Princess Celestia's animals were very cross."
Big McIntosh: "Soarin's just a big white show off!"
Narrator: "Sniffed Big Mac. And everyone agreed. Princess Celestia spoke to the animals."
Princess Celestia: "Soarin will take the Duke and Duchess to their summerhouse. Another animal will take their furniture."
Narrator: "Princess Celestia's animals saw the chance for a race."
Cheese Sandwich, Spike, Big McIntosh and Flash Sentry: "Please, Princess?"
Narrator: "Said Cheese Sandwich, Spike, Big Mac and Flash all together."
Cheese Sandwich, Spike, Big McIntosh and Flash Sentry: "May I go?"
Princess Celestia: "You all have other work to do."
Narrator: "Boomed Princess Celestia."
Princess Celestia: "Shining Armor will take the furniture."
Narrator: "Flash and Big Mac groaned."
Big McIntosh: "Fancy sending a back unicorn to do an express horse's job."
Narrator: "Sniffed Big McIntosh."
Flash Sentry: "He'll lose the race and let the whole town down!"
Narrator: "Said Flash. Cheese Sandwich and Spike were cross. Shining Armor was their friend."
Cheese Sandwich: "Soarin has a bigger body."
Narrator: "Said Cheese Sandwich."
Cheese Sandwich: "But that just means more hot air."
Spike: "An honest dragon can beat a pouty Pegasus any day!"
Narrator: "Added Spike. Shining Armor set off slow and steady."
Shining Armor: "Will do my best, will do my best."
Narrator: "He puffed. Soarin set off and quickly passed Shining Armor."
Soarin: "I won already!"
Narrator: "He boasted. And with a whoosh, he was gone.
Shining Armor came to the bottom of a steep hill. The freight was heavy, and he felt very tired. He huffed and he puffed and was soon at the top. He can see Soarin in the distance and chased him at once. Shining Armor race down the hill.
Soarin stopped at Dodge City. The Duke and Duchess wanted to buy some tea and cakes from Cherry Jubilee. Shining Armor teetered into view."
Soarin: "Hurry, old boy!"
Narrator: "Laughed Soarin."
Soarin: "Can't have you finishing too far behind me."
Narrator: "Shining Armor wished he could have rest too. But the stationmaster and the porters had heard about the race."
Stationmaster and Porter: "Hooray for Shining Armor!"
Narrator: "They cheered. Shining Armor picked up strength and proudly puffed pass Soarin.
But then, the Duke and Duchess finished their tea. And Soarin was off in a flash. He roared passed Shining Armor."
Soarin: "Fastest and best, fastest and best!"
Narrator: "He boasted. Shining Armor was nearly out of energy. The furniture felt heavier than ever.
Up ahead, Soarin had to stop. The Duke wanted to take some photographs of the countryside. The Duke set up his camera. Soarin closed his eyes."
Soarin: "Nothing to worry about it."
Narrator: "He said lazily.
Big McIntosh was returning to Ponyville Docks. He passed Soarin and knew Shining Armor must be losing the race."
Big McIntosh: "Shining Armor is a waste of strength."
Narrator: "He sniffed.
But when Big Mac passed Shining Armor and saw how hard he was trying, he felt bad about what he had said."
Big McIntosh: "Well done, Shining Armor!"
Narrator: "He called."
Big McIntosh: "You are a credit to Ponyville!"
Narrator: "Shining Armor was so happy, his body tingled. He found strength never knew he had.
The Duke and Duchess had finished taking photographs and were back on board."
Soarin's Driver: "Time to go!"
Narrator: "Said Soarin's driver, and rang the bell. But nothing happened. Soarin was dreaming of victory. He didn't hear the bell. And he didn't hear Shining Armor puffing pass him. Soarin's driver rang the bell again.
When Soarin finally opened his eyes, he could see Shining Armor heading towards the summerhouse."
Shining Armor: "Nearly there, nearly there."
Narrator: "He gasped. Soarin took off as fast as he could. But as he reached the siding, his driver ordered him to slow down."
Soarin's Driver: "This is an old path, and you are a heavy Pegasus!"
Narrator: "He said."
Soarin's Driver: "You must go slowly!"
Narrator: "Soarin had no choice. He had to slow down. And he trundled slowly down the siding. With every step and every stump, he knew he had lost the race.
Shining Armor puffed towards the summerhouse."
Shining Armor: "I've won!"
Narrator: "He gasped."
Shining Armor: "I did it!"
Narrator: "Shining Armor felt like a really useful unicorn."
Shining Armor: "Hooray! I won!"
Narrator: "He cheered loudly. Shining Armor felt like the pride of the town of Ponyville, and he was right."