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My Little Pony was a popular series of toys.

Santa Claus, in an attempt to convince Shona McCullough that he was real, said three words to her: "my little pony". This caused her to react defensively and hold her fingernails to his face, threatening to "mark" him. (TV: Last Christmas)

Behind the scenes Edit

Influence Edit

This popular toy series spawned a franchise which included comic and television adaptations that have been influenced by Doctor Who.

Television Edit

Some background characters in the television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic resemble pony versions of the Master, Third, Fifth, Eleventh, and most notably Tenth Doctors. The latter character, originally a background character nicknamed "Doctor Whooves" by fans (based on his hourglass marking) was later called "Time Turner" in 2012,[1] but this was later changed to "Dr. Hooves" in 2013.[2]

A pony named Rose has also been seen twice in the company of Dr. Hooves. The scene from episode 81 (It Ain't Easy Being Breezies) in particular also showed Hooves wearing 3D glasses in her company, as in Doomsday, where instead of Cybermen or Daleks they send Breezies back through a dimensional rift.

The allusion is made far more explicit in the 100th episode Slice of Life, where he is called Doctor/Doc, speaks with an English accent, is fascinated by science and time travel, having studied them for "centuries", wears a bow tie and later a long, colourful scarf, and even yells "Allons-y!".

Comics Edit

Issue 19 of the Friendship is Magic comic series went beyond the hourglass mark and also parodied the hat, curly hair and scarf of the Fourth Doctor.

The Midtown Comics variant cover for issue 2 of the IDW series references the orange-brown scarf of the Fourth Doctor, a street lamp shaped like the TARDIS and a pony-shaped Weeping Angel.

Actors Edit

Merchandise Edit

  • DWM 481 advertised the Dr. Hooves pony toy as a stocking stuffer.

Footnotes Edit

  1. Enterplay cards and IDW comics
  2. Gameloft mobile game update and Mighty Fine merchandise