My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic "Spike at your Service" (found early drafts of Hub Network animated fantasy series episode; 2012)

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Title card for the episode.

Status: Found

Date found: Unknown

Found by: Anonymous

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a Canadian-American animated series based on Hasbro's My Little Pony toy line and is often referred to as the fourth generation of the franchise. Despite being aimed at a female and family audience, the show has garnered a fanbase with adult male and teenage viewers who refer to themselves as "Bronies" which still lasts to this day.

The Episode

On November 10th, 2012, the series' third season debuted. The ninth episode of said season was titled "Spike at Your Service" in which Twilight Sparkle's assistant Spike introduces himself to Applejack after she saves his life.

However, in earlier drafts of the episode, it was Rarity who had saved Spike's life instead of Applejack. This version has been said by the show's writers to be a drastically different version of the final episode, with Rarity being written off as mean and unlikable towards Spike. Because of the mean-spirited tone, the episode was rewritten and retooled to feature Applejack in place of Rarity.

Showrunner Meghan McCarthy was the first to mention this version back in a 2013 Panel.[1] Additionally, writer Dave Polsky stated on Twitter that he has the original script to "Spike at your Service" but joked that it's stored away in a vault and shouldn't be opened until 100 years after his death.[2]


For a while, outside of a couple passing mentions, nothing from the Rarity version of the episode has surfaced or been seen by the public. However, drafts were leaked online at an unknown later date, and while it is speculated that the leaks were part of a data leak that happened at Hasbro, this has not been entirely confirmed. Nonetheless, the drafts are available to be viewed on the Internet Archive.

See Also

My Little Pony

Discovery Channel

Discovery Kids

Hub Network

Science Channel

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