So this is a thing. And it’s surprised me that I’ve been able to find six examples to make this list. But the series finale of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power provided the last piece of the puzzle and I finally finished this article. It’s a sign of the times. There have been multiple instances where a cartoon show’s series finale finally allows certain characters to come out of the closet and be true to their gay, lesbian and/or bisexual selves.
I think it’s great! But it’s still weird that it’s only allowed to happen in the series finale, right?
Some day, we are going to get a show where the main character and their love interest are both openly queer. Or are both somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. It’s gonna happen. Some day we’re going to get a lesbian Disney Princess. Some day, a big fancy company is going to purchase the rights to my own self-published queer comic, Gamer Girl & Vixen, and turn it into a popular, award-winning show! And no, that’s not the only reason I’m doing this list! I just wanted to shamelessly self-promote for a little bit.
Join me after the jump for the phenomenon that is LGBTQ+ cartoon couples allowed to come out and be proud at the very, very, very end of the series. SPOILERS for the end of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
I finally got around to watching the series finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic the other day and it was nice. It’s no longer edgy to call oneself a brony, but I enjoyed all nine seasons of this colorful cartoon and it ended on a high note.
As has been a fun game on my blog, I like collecting all the fun and wild pop culture cameos that the creators of My Little Pony snuck into the show over the years. I’ve done two lists prior — here and here — featuring cameos of everyone from the cast of Mad Men to Kratos to even Grumpy Cat! The creators clearly had a lot of fun, and they slipped in a couple more cameos in the final few seasons.
So join me after the jump for another batch of nifty pop-ins on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!
I remain a big fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It’s still a fun show. Probably no longer hip or counter-culture to call myself a ‘brony’ but whatevs. I can like what I want. And look! It’s a movie!
Now, I like to go to movies alone sometimes, because I wanna see what I wanna see. Buuuuut I probably won’t be going alone to see the My Little Pony movie in a theater. Just to be safe.
Hello, everypony! Welcome to another List of Six about one of my favorite cartoons, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. If you didn’t know, I’m a total brony, but not in any of those weird, private ways. Those people are entitled to their own lives, I just like the show. It’s well-made, has relatable and interesting characters, and is clearly put together by a bunch of pop-culture loving geeks like me! Why do I say this? Because the animators like to cram a ton of awesome pop culture references into the background of nearly every episode! I chronicled some of the best cameos in a previous List a few years ago.
And now I’m back to do it again!
Since writing the last list, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has kept producing new episodes and seasons like any other non-cancelled show. And with age comes daring do, it seems, because there have been even more cameos than before! Heck, some of the pop culture reference characters have even joined the show and gotten speaking parts. I’ve gotten a couple henchies commenting to let me know about some of the new cameos, so I’ve decided to whip up another awesome cameo list!
Join me after the jump and enjoy!
That changes today!
I hope all of you are as excited about the new movie My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks as I am! I mean, when you’ve already got a pretty solid cartoon about ponies, what better way to expand the brand then by introducing an alternate reality where all of the ponies have human versions? Even Derpy! Rainbow Rocks comes out on the 27th!
Also, in even funner pony news, my cousin named his son Dash (short for Dashell). As a proper geek, I knew this would mean he might like Dash Parr from The Incredibles. And that’s all well and good…but man, if I can somehow get that kid to love Rainbow Dash instead, my life will be in some ways complete.