Applejack donates her old clubhouse to the Cutie Mark Crusaders. From there, the Crusaders start to try to find ways to get their cutie marks, but each time, they end up in comical failure. Twilight and Cheerilee suggest the three enter the school's talent competition. The Crusaders agree to perform a musical number, but each wanting to do something that they are not skilled in: Apple Bloom wanting to dance, Sweetie Belle wanting to do the props and costumes, and Scootaloo wanting to write and sing. At the show, they blunder disastrously through the song, confusing the crowd. To their surprise, they win the prize for best comedy act; despite this, they still do not earn their cutie marks.