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Trivia / My Little Pony 'n Friends

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  • Blooper: Like many 80s' cartoons with a large cast, the Pony segments had their fair share of bloopers, from characters saying each other's lines to eye or hair miscolorations to earth ponies and unicorns with wings.
  • Dawson Casting: Averted with The Potato Head Kids, where most of the kids are played by real kids.
  • God Never Said That: Grogar is frequently mislabeled as a Necromancer by fans to the point where it's actually mistaken for canon. G4 turns this into Ascended Fanon when Grogar brings fellow villain King Sombra Back from the Dead.
  • He Also Did:
    • Comic book author Gerry Conway, the man who created the Punisher, worked on this show.
    • Michael Reaves, too. He wrote several episodes of the show and would later become known as a producer and story editor and writer on such series as Batman: The Animated Series and Gargoyles.
    • Roger C. Carmel, best known for Harry Mudd, is the voice of Zeb.
    • Even the woman who wrote the screenplay for Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King made a few episodes!
  • Hey, It's That Sound!: People who watched all four segments have probably caught onto the fact that the show just reused it's music score for all four of them. Only the songs were different for each segment.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • TheGlo Friends, Moondreamers, and Potato Head Kids segments, anyway. The My Little Pony segments have gotten official DVD releases from Rhino and Shout! Factory, the latter of which can still be bought to this day.
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    • Not only that, but this trope has been in effect since before the 80s ended. Not only have the other segments not received their DVD releases, but only the Pony segments got reaired in the Second-run syndication of the show on the Disney Channel.
  • Loads and Loads of Writers: Yep, and some surprisingly well-known and respectable ones, too.
  • Missing Song: "The Glass Princess" originally contained the song "Hurry", which has not been re-released or repeated since 1986. Even within fan circles, only an audio copy and lyrics are known to exist.
  • Recycled Script: You'd be amazed how often "[X] Land is in danger because villain(ess) [Y] did [Z]. Now [Insert Characters of Appropriate Segment Here] must stop the villain before [Segment Setting] enters the apocalypse" cropped up.
  • Talking To Herself: At times it's a one-woman show for Jeannie Elias, Katie Leigh, Jennifer Darling, or Nancy Cartwright. As far as the latter is concerned, it's a little disconcerting hearing an earlier version of Bart Simpson's voice coming out of a unicorn.note 
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  • The Other Darrin: In "The End of Flutter Valley", Hydia is voiced by Tress MacNeille instead of Cloris Leachman, who voiced her in the movie. Similarly, her daughters Reeka and Draggle are both voiced by Jennifer Darling, instead of their theatrical voice actors Rhea Perlman and Madeline Kahn respectively
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Danny uses a cassette recorder, which was popular in the 80s.
  • What Could Have Been: More types of characters, such as Snow Ponies and Little Burros, were mentioned in the writers' bible but never appeared in the show.
  • The Wiki Rule: My Little Wiki covers Generations 1-4.


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