This Day in Television History – November 12th, 2010 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “Griffon the Brush Off” Airs

An old friend of Rainbow Dash comes to town, but doesn’t exactly embrace Dash’s other friends in an episode that aired six years ago today.


Gilda confronts Pinkie Pie in the skies above Ponyville! Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

“Griffon the Brush Off” is the 5th episode of the 1st season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Cindy Morrow and directed by Jayson Thieesen, it first aired on the Hub Network on November 12th, 2010.

In the episode, Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash enjoy a day playing harmless pranks on their friends. Later, Gilda the Griffon, a former classmate of Rainbow Dash, flies into Ponyville. However, Gilda doesn’t act so nice to some of Rainbow Dash’s other friends, especially Pinkie Pie. But, Pinkie Pie is determined and not giving up on Gilda yet!

Gilda, voiced by Maryke Hendrikse, would return in a future episode of the series several seasons later. Other griffons would later appear off and on throughout the show as well.


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