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What Will William Shatner Name His My Little Pony?

This AP story first caught my eye because the headline is so funny — especially with the image of a My Little Pony: "Sunshine, rainbows, James Spader?"

Sunshine, rainbows, James Spader, indeed. Apparently, cast members of Boston Legal (does this TV show choice seems random to you, too?) will design My Little Ponies to be auctioned off for the Give Kids The World charity "as part of a celebration of the toy's 25th anniversary." Who else is designing ponies? To find out,


Spader and his costars on the show, Candice Bergen and William Shatner will contribute designs, along with a smattering of others: LeAnn Rimes, Deborah Gibson (another iconic presence from my youth!), actor Danny Aiello, Spanish illustrator Catalina Estrada, "New York graffiti artist-turned-designer Claw Money and Japanese manga artist Junko Mizuno."

The AP goes on to explain My Little Ponies:

The pastel-colored ponies — with names like Rainbow Dash and Daybreak — usually sport decorations on their hind quarters, often of hearts, balloons or stars. The celebrities and artists were given blank, 18-inch versions of the usually 4-inch-tall ponies to decorate, Hasbro spokesman Dan Benkwitt said.

Did you used to play with My Little Ponies? What do you think will end up on Shatner's pony's hind quarters?

And finally, I must note here that, upon reading this news, CitizenSugar (who gets to Sugar HQ way earlier than any of the rest of us) quipped: "I hear the NIH classified ponies as the key to 'whinny-ing' the war on illness!" Ha. Ha ha.

Boston Legal photo copyright 2008 ABC, Inc., and source

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rabidmoon rabidmoon 7 years
Aw I have a soft spot for Shatner. I was raised on Star Trek episodes.:) So.... Shatner's has to be green in honour of those Star Trek women he used to shag, and as for a name.... Stardust or Galaxy (with lots of little stars painted on its butt, of course). Barring that, Bones would be pretty funny. :P
jacy33 jacy33 7 years
It will be cool to see what they come up with!
macneil macneil 7 years
I'm more interested in Spader's pony. Surely he'll have to make it a bit strange and dirty.
verily verily 7 years
It should have a pic of the Enterprise on its rump and be named Captain James T. Pony. :)
whatthew00t whatthew00t 7 years
What will Shatner do... with a Little Pony? LOL
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 7 years
for some reason the only thing I can picture William Shatner putting on his pony is his portrait as Captain Kirk circa 1966. Or maybe just a mustard turtleneck with an enterprise pin...that would be awesome!
CrazySexyCool CrazySexyCool 7 years
I think a simple Star Trek style Federation patch would be sufficient. Although personally, I think there would be more interesting results if they would have hooked up with Kat Von D and the cast at LA Ink.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Shatners will have paint ball splatters all over it. maybe a girdle
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I can't wait to see what they look like? :)
mlen mlen 7 years
i'm sorry but that headline cracked me up!
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