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This Day in Television History – June 11th, 2016 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “Spice Up Your Life”

Two of the ponies try to help a struggling restaurant in an episode that aired one year ago today.

“Spice Up Your Life” is the 12th episode of the 6th season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Michael Vogel, it first aired on June 11th, 2016.

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Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

In the episode, Rarity and Pinkie Pie are sent to Canterlot by the Cutie Map. They arrive at a restaurant owned by a father and daughter. Rarity and Pinkie both have different ideas to try to improve things for the restaurant–Rarity wants to make it more like the critically-acclaimed ones around the city, while Pinkie spreads the uniquely-flavored foods and their taste!

The episode includes a Bollywood-inspired musical number, “Spice Up Your Life,” featuring vocals performed by Kazumi Evan and Shannon Chan-Kent. Daniel Ingram composed the song, with lyrics by episode writer Michael Vogel.

 

Today in Television History – May 21st, 2016 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “The Saddle Row Review” Airs

The story of how Rarity opened up her store in Manehattan is front-page news in an episode that aired one year ago today.

“The Saddle Row Review” is the 9th episode of the 6th season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Nick Confalone, it first aired on Discovery Family on May 21st, 2016.

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♪ Sweep, Sweep, Sweep…. ♫ Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

In the episode, the ponies discover an article has been written about the misadventures in the opening of Rarity’s new business in the bustling metropolis of Manehattan. They each tell their part of the story to the reporter who penned the piece.

The episode is told in a unique format for Friendship is Magic, with each character seen talking to the reporter, mixed with flashbacks. That reporter character could definitely be said to have some similarities to the iconic J. Johah Jameson of the Spider-Man series.

A small song from the episode, “Sweep, Sweep, Sweep” went viral after “The Saddle Row Review” aired, becoming a meme in the FiM community with GIFs, remixes, and more.

This Day in Television History – May 14th, 2016 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “A Hearth’s Warming Tail” Airs

It’s a holiday musical in an episode that aired one year ago today.

“A Hearth’s Warming Tail” is the 8th episode of the 6th season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Michael Vogel, it first aired on May 14th, 2016 on Discovery Family.

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♫ Oh, Derpy Tree…oh, Derpy Tree! ♫ Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

In the episode, it’s holiday season in Ponyville, but the reformed Starlight Glimmer isn’t sure where she fits in to the celebrations. So, Twilight Sparkle reads her a holiday story that channels the spirit of A Christmas Carol.

The episode is a musical with multiple songs, including the first song featuring Princess Luna, performed by Aloma Steele.

This Day in Television History – May 7th, 2016 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “Newbie Dash” Airs

Rainbow Dash’s latest adventure with the Wonderbolts leads to her getting a nickname she can’t stand!

“Newbie Dash” is the 7th episode of the 6th season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Dave Rapp (with story by Dave Polsky and Rapp), it first aired on Discovery Family on May 7th, 2016.

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It’s not a good day for poor Rainbow Dash. Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

In the episode, Rainbow Dash joins the Wonderbolts, achieving a lifelong dream! But, during a flight practice, she crashes and her fellow Wonderbolts give her the nickname “Rainbow Crash.” She tries to shake off this impression by imitating her good friends, but that doesn’t work, so she tries to pull off a big show to shake the nickname!

 

This Day in Television History – May 6th, 2011 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “The Best Night Ever”

The ponies are all excited about going to a big gala in an episode that aired six years ago today.

“The Best Night Ever” is the 26th episode and first season finale of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Amy Keating Rogers, it first aired on The Hub network on May 6th, 2011.

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The ponies all dressed up for the Gala! Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

In the episode, it’s finally time for the Grand Galloping Gala! All of the Mane 6 are excited about going to the royal Canterlot event, but will it end up being all that they hoped for?

Several episodes led up to this Grand Galloping Gala, starting with the first regular-length episode, “The Ticket Master.”

The episode includes a song, “At the Gala,” performed by Rebecca Shoichet, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Shannon Chan-Kent, Kazumi Evans, and a supporting choir. It was composed by Daniel Ingram and Steffan Andrews.

This Day in Television History – May 2nd, 2015 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “Appleoosa’s Most Wanted” Airs

The Cutie Mark Crusaders hope to earn their cutie marks by stopping a pony who is said to be an outlaw in an episode that aired two years ago today.

“Appleoosa’s Most Wanted” is the 6th episode of the 5th season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Dave Polsky, it first aired on Discovery Family on May 2nd, 2015.

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The Cutie Mark Crusaders encounter Trouble Shoes! Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

In the episode, the Cutie Mark Crusaders are in Appleoosa to watch Applejack compete in a rodeo there, but the rodeo is overshadowed by a pony the sheriff calls a troublemaking outlaw. So, in their latest quest to get their cutie marks, the three young fillies seek out Trouble Shoes and they find he is not what anypony expected.

Trouble Shoes is voiced by “Big” Jim Miller, who has worked on the series in various capacities since its first season, and is currently the supervising director of the hit animated series.

This Day in Television History – April 29th, 2011 – My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s “Party of One” Airs

Pinkie Pie thinks her friends are turning against her in an episode that aired six years ago today.

“Party of One” is the 25th episode of the 1st season of the animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Written by Meghan McCarthy, it first aired on the Hub Network on April 29th, 2011.

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Pinkie Pie starts to lose it when she’s convinced her friend is avoiding her. Courtesy: Hasbro / DHX Media

In the episode, Pinkie Pie is throwing another party after a successful one, but it seems her friends all have other plans. So, Pinkie becomes increasingly convinced that her friends are trying to avoid being with her!

The episode is well known for Pinkie Pie’s “break,” something referenced in fan art and fan fiction in many times.

On a personal note, this is the first episode of the series that I watched.