14 October 2019 | generationofswine
An Honest Review
I had a friend, rest his soul, that was obviously Gay, even in the 80s when we were kids. Hanging out with him I got a lot of things like Care Bears (which I liked), Rainbow Brite (which I never understood the draw to), and My Little Pony. When he was older he once summed up My Little Pony as "A horrible cartoon that you watch because you love the toys," Which he compared to GI Joe as "A good cartoon that you watched regardless of the toys" and MASK, which he summed up as "A children's cartoon about adult toys."
I kind sort of see where that's true, I know he loved the toys, and I know my sister loved the toys, but neither of them really liked the cartoon. Almost like, in retrospect, it was watched for advertisement purposes.
The ponies really couldn't do that much in the wake of the stories, and it was all left to the little girl who must have had "very irresponsible parents" to leave her all but alone with a bunch of horses.
I can see the draw for the toys, they were horses with hair that you could comb. But the cartoon was just a sickeningly saccharine mess.