The Cutie Mark Crusaders have been taking lessons under Twilight Sparkle's mentorship in a weekly event called "Twilight Time". The three decide to take Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon as guests to their next lesson, wanting to one-up Diamond Tiara's showmanship at school, though the two are more excited about meeting the princess. Soon, all of the Crusaders' classmates befriend the three, hoping to meet Twilight themselves. As the pressure mounts on the Crusaders, they are forced to bring them all to the next Twilight Time, where they realize that with all the attention they have received, they have forgotten to practice for their lessons. After their attempts fail in front of Twilight, the princess scolds all the fillies and colts for taking advantage of her popularity, but accepts the Crusaders' apologies and lets them continue their studies.