This Day in Television History – September 17th, 2011 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “The Return of Harmony, Part I” Airs

The ponies face their most dangerous test yet in an episode of Friendship is Magic that aired on this day in history.

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“The Return of Harmony, Part I” is the 2nd season premiere of the hit animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by M.A. Larson and directed by Jayson Thiessen, it first aired on September 17th, 2011. Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

“The Return of Harmony, Part I” is the 2nd season premiere of the hit animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by M.A. Larson and directed by Jayson Thiessen, it first aired on September 17th, 2011.

In the episode, Twilight Sparkle and her friends are called to Canterlot as strange happenings begin occurring throughout the land of Equestria. Princess Celestia wants them to use the Elements of Harmony someone who loves chaos, the dragonequus, Discord. But, Discord has taken the elements and hidden them—so Twilight and her friends set out to find them!

Discord is voiced by John de Lancie, best known for his recurring role as Q in the modern Star Trek spinoff series. Following this two-parter, his character would become a recurring one throughout the series.

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