|Call of the Cutie|
|Date||January 7th, 2011|
|Written by||Meghan McCarthy|
|Previous Episode||Winter Wrap Up|
|Next Episode||Fall Weather Friends|
Call of the Cutie is the twelfth episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It was originally aired on television channel named The Hub on January 7th, 2011. This episode is about Apple Bloom attempting to get a cutie mark before a party.
The episode begins in Cheerilee's classroom, showing a shot of members of the class' Cutie Marks and finally the teacher's, who begins telling the class that today's lesson is about Cutie Marks. She tells them of how she wasn't born with a cutie mark, but once she learned her special talent, teaching, she gained the cutie mark of three flowers with a smiley face in each one's center. It is then revealed that Apple Bloom does not have a cutie mark and Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon enjoy picking on her because of this, calling her a blank flank.
After the title sequence, Apple Bloom is shown stood next to her friend, Twist, who is also a "Blank Flank", Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon walk by, complaining of how they had to sit through a lecture about Cutie Marks when they already have theirs. Diamond tells the pair that, despite their lack of Cutie Marks, they are still invited to the party she is holding in celebration of her's.
Upon returning home, Apple Bloom begins complaining to her elder sister, Applejack, about her "Blank Flank" and how she wants to get her Cutie Mark right now, so she won't be embarrassed in front of Diamond Tiara. It is then revealed that the Apple family are usually the last in their classes to receive their Cutie Marks, which irritates Apple Bloom further, until she realizes that things running in the family could mean that her Cutie Mark would be apple related.
Whilst her big sister is selling apples, Apple Bloom joins in, hoping to receive her Cutie Mark. Doing this, she ruins a colt's tennis racket, gets mess on another pony's canvas and harasses a pony to buy apples. Unsurprisingly, she doesn't gain a Cutie Mark from this, causing her to try and force Berry Punch and Bon Bon to buy apples. Apple Jack scolds her and stops her from helping out with any more of the apple selling. Seeing how upset Apple Bloom is, Apple Jack tries to comfort her by reminding her that Twist doesn't have her Cutie Mark either. Apple Bloom decides to go to the party with her.
 Twist's Cutie Mark
Apple Bloom knocks on a door for Twist, inviting her to the party with her, only to find that Twist has earned her Cutie Mark, two candy canes, making a heart, due to her ability to make sweets. Twist insists that the two can still go together, but Apple Bloom is extremely discourage.
 Rainbow Dash's Advice
Rainbow Dash spots Apple Bloom sat beneath a dark cloud, looking upset, after discovering her Cutie Mark problem, Dash decides to help Apple Bloom gain it before the party, explaining how she was first in her class to get a Cutie Mark. Rainbow Dash tells her the story of how she got her Cutie Mark. She'd always enjoyed flying, but it wasn't until after her first race that she realized how much she loved it, and how much of a talent she had for it, that was when she gained her Cutie Mark.
Rainbow Dash forces Apple Bloom to do press ups to warm up, telling her that she has to do as many things as fast as possible, one of them is bound to give her a Cutie Mark.
First she starts juggling, which she seems to have a talent at, before she fails and moves onto something else. Then, Hand gliding, which, once more, doesn't result in a Cutie Mark. They move onward to karate, again failing, kite flying and finally, the infamous ultra pony roller derby. None of these gain her a cutie mark, causing Apple Bloom to feel really depressed.
 The Cutecenéra
Whilst Apple Bloom complains of her lack of talent, Pinkie Pie interrupts and tells her that she'd probably be good at eating cupcakes. Excited by the idea of cake, Apple Bloom follows her to Sugarcube Corner. Pinkie Pie doesn't actually have any cupcakes, but she has the idea of Apple Bloom helping her create them, which doesn't work out, although Pinkie enjoys them anyway. For a moment, Apple Bloom believes she has finally gained her Cutie Mark, but it turns out to be a patch of flour that stuck to her coat.
Twilight Sparkle soon enters, and Apple Bloom begs for her to cast a spell to make a Cutie Mark appear. She goes through an apple cart, a kite, some cupcakes, a teddy bear, a bike, some others including rugby balls but none stays and the spell fails. Apple Bloom decides that she won't attend the party, forgetting that it's held at Sugarcube Corner and walks straight into it. She attempts to hide and escape, but Applejack walks in, just as she tries to leave and congratulates her on coming to the party. After this, Apple Bloom attaches a table cloth to her flank, telling Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon that she didn't want to out-stage her with her fabulous Cutie Mark. Unfortunately, she trips over her make-shift dress and reveals her "Blank Flank".
This is when Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo appear, demanding why they have a problem with "Blank Flanks". Saying that not having your cutie mark doesn't mean you aren't special, it means you're full of potential. They reveal that they, also, haven't gained their cutie marks yet. They introduce themselves and the three sit down to talk about how they're so glad they've met eachother and that they'll form a group to gain their Cutie Marks named the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Then they go off to find cookies.
 Episode Transcript
The episodes transcript can be viewed Here...
 Letter to Princess Celestia
Dearest Princess Celestia, I'm happy to report that one of your youngest subjects has learned a valuable lesson about friendship. Sometimes, the thing you think will cause you to lose friends and feel left out can actually be the thing that helps you make your closest friends and realize how special you are.