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In which a grown man is still bitter that we wouldn’t let him play My Little Pony with us

gen 1 ponies
gen 1 ponies (Photo credit: ✄♥Ladyfroufrou♥★SparkleSparkle!☆★)

I ran into the mother of an elementary school friend over the weekend at a production of my play. She’d seen my name on the posters and wasn’t sure if there was more than one Hillary DePiano in the world and had her son, my elementary school friend’s little brother, Google me to help her figure out if it was actually me or not. He Googled me and found out that I wrote for this site and that was all the confirmation he needed.

“My Little Pony! It has to be her,” he told his mother. “They were always playing with those ponies and they would never ever let me play with them!”

I just though this was hilarious. This man has to be almost in his 30s and he’s still bitter about the fact that we didn’t let him play ponies with us. I hope he knows that I didn’t let my brother play with them either so it was nothing personal.

Hopefully he’s become a brony now and has all the ponies that he could ever want with no one to tell him he can’t play with them.

Was there anyone in your childhood that wasn’t pony worthy?

11/26 Edited to add: Apparently I need to clarify because people think I’m mocking this guy even though I wrote above how we did the same with my brother and how I legitimately hope he’s part of the brony movement so no one will mock him for loving ponies but I understand everyone reads things their own way so let me just spell it out as clear as possible: No, I am not mocking that he likes ponies. How you could even think that I’m doing that when I do nothing but celebrate fans of MLP from every generation is confusing but who knows. Posted this because I was laughing at the fact that, of the billions of times I played with him and his sister over many years, us not letting him play My Little Pony with us, which has to have happened less than a dozen times, is all that he remembers.


Which of your My Little Ponies did you give a sex change?

In the dark days before Hasbro finally gave us male ponies, many of us resorted to improvising and declaring certain ponies male even if Hasbro said otherwise. I had a friend who used to insist that you had to make all the “yucky ones” boys but it turns out that every friend I had had a different idea of which ones the yucky ones were.

I’ve always thought it was interesting to see which ponies some people made male or female and others didn’t. How about you? Did you flip the genders on any of your ponies?

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s Lauren Faust won an Emmy in 2008 for…

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends – Laconiv 2006 (Photo credit: artvixn)

Your first guess was Powerpuff Girls, wasn’t it? But Lauren Faust, original executive producer of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, actually won an Emmy in 2008 for her work as head writer on Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.

Out of Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which show is your favorite?

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Royal Pony Wedding coming to DVD on August 7, 2012

You can read the full press release here but it looks like we won’t have to wait very long for the wedding of the century to hit DVD as it will be out this summer. You can already pre-order the DVD on Amazon here.

It’s taking them a while, but it looks like Hasbro is finally getting these DVD releases right. What did you think of the wedding special? Will you be picking it up on DVD?