This Day in TV History – March 11th, 2011 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “A Dog and Pony Show” Airs

Rarity is captured by a group of dogs who want to use her talents of finding gems for their own gain in an episode that aired six years ago today.

“A Dog and Pony Show” is the 19th episode of the 1st season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Amy Keating Rogers, it first aired on The Hub on March 11th, 2011.

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The Diamond Dogs get a little annoyed with their prisoner. Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

In the episode, while Rarity and Spike are out scouting for new gems, Rarity is captured by the sinister Diamond Dogs, who hope to use her unicorn gem-finding powers for their own purposes. Meanwhile, Spike goes back to get his friends help in rescuing Rarity, but does she even need saving?

The side character Sapphire Shores, the Pony of Pop, makes her first appearance in the series at the beginning of the episode. She would return later on in the show.

 

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