The Doctor does mean they'd have a male intruding on the all female main cast (but he's too important to the fans to be ignored).
Let's say there are about 22 episodes in a season of the original show (ballpark figure):
Therefor, there would be 11 episodes in the spinoff series.
The episodes themselves would also be shorter: About half as long as episodes on the main show.
Finally (and here's a creative challenge for the MLP staff):
If they do it right, they could make it so that if you watched the second episode of the main show, which would correspond with the first episode of the spinoff series, you would actually see what the characters in each show were up to. They could even record dialogue for the background characters on MLP and the MLP characters in the background pony spinoff, and then turn it down to a barely audible level.
Oh and my thought about Derpy: She's actually secretly a very smart pony, who is badly treated because of her appearance. The mailmare job is just a ruse. She actually works for the Equestrian Security Agency (parody of the N.S.A) because being able to see double makes her quite good at solving complex math problems and speed reading. She's occasionally called on to prevent disasters before Celestia has to call in Twilight.
So Derpy has probably saved Equestria lots of times, and yet nopony even knows it.
I disagree it was just a simple animation error and that director decided not to fix it. That no good dimwit, they should've fixed the eyes. This is one of the reasons why I hate Derpy, plus they gave her a terrible name. There's a better name for this unamed pegasus.
pipersackFeatured By OwnerFeb 27, 2013Hobbyist Digital Artist
Derpy is best pony. People who complain about her characteristics are twisting reality to suit their agenda. She appears in over 22 minutes of onscreen time in the first three seasons, you can check this on mlp wikia. She is ranges from perfectly average to actually quite helpful for over 20 minutes, or 90 percent, of her screen time. That's totally mathematically true, her SCREEN TIME, not even thinking about her fan fiction in which the ratio is even more skewed. She helps clean up the old branches in Look Before you Sleep, she is shown clearing clouds in Winter Wrap Up, she is shown helping with the Hurricane in Hurricane Fluttershy, proving she is a very helpful worker in Ponyville. She has only two incidents of clumsiness in the whole series, in Feeling Pinkie Keen when she and her shipping company drop the piano on Twi, and in Last Roundup when she plot-smashes town hall. But I submit that EVERYONE is clumsy 8-10% of the time! You can't just focus on ONE tiny segment of her screen time and label her to suit your agenda based on that while you ignore the other 90+% of her screen time, which is actually spent doing normal things like saying Muffins, flying over the Cider Squeezy song group, and riding in train cars. If I had to pick what was personally for me the most un-Friendship moment in the series, it would be in Dragon Quest when Rainbow Dash laughs in Spike's face because he wears a dress. She doesn't just giggle or ask him about it, she flat out laughs him down and humiliates him. That is the cruelest thing in the whole series if you ask me, and its very sexist for a show that appeals to girls AND boys to be that extremely insensitive towards Spike's fashion tastes and not just point it out but completely degrade him for "dressing like a girl". But if you have an "ableist" agenda then you will ignore Derpy's total screen persona and just focus on the tiny sliver that you can turn to your agenda. If you have a sexist agenda, you will focus on just Rainbow Dash's one scene with Spike and ignore the other 99% of her screen time. The truth is, Rainbow has some character flaws and being arrogant/stubborn is one of them, just like Derpy has some flaws like being clumsy sometimes and these flaws are what make them lovable and interesting characters. But it is wrong and unfair to expect ponies and moreso real people to change because you choose to ignore the total picture and only see a tiny bit of it. If you personally choose to see things that way, then turn the channel when those situations arise, but I won't be doing it. And don't expect me to take on your bizarre world view and change my lifestyle or accept retcons of certain ponies as being legit because you have such a view. Look with your rational brain and consider the whole picture, do not instantly judge based on a few seconds of screen time that might have a certain possible interpretation.
I bet that the moms wanted her out because they didn't want their kids to have someone like her in their child's lives because she's "imperfect". You know what I say? Moms, GTFO. I have a katana and I have no idea how to use it. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid. Seriously though, Derpy is one of the best characters out there, even if she only talked once. You know why? Because, , the Hub, and Hasbro knows that there's nothing wrong with someone being "imperfect". They also want kids that have "imperfections" to know that there's nothing wrong with it, and that they ARE perfect, just the way they are. I'm wondering if our ideas of perfection are becoming better (Derpy) or worse (Twilight (not the pony. TS is fine. Just the books + movies Twilight) and Justin Bebier.)
I have a hunch that the emails complaining about Derpy were from trolls and not neurotic moms. Derpy is a massive fan favorite, and everyone knows it. It's my belief that the people who complained about her imaginary offensiveness were people who hate the brony community and have nothing better to do with their lives than try to make everyone as miserable and unhappy as they are. Pretending to bitch about political incorrectness while really trying to destroy a beloved character seems like the sort of thing haters would do.
True. The reason I came up with my theory is because, well, let's say this super-snooty mom is in the living room, watching MLP with her daughter, when suddenly, BLAM! A pony on-screen that has wall-eyes comes on screen and starts talking, and her daughter loves the pony. To say the least, that variety of moms would see Derpy as "imperfect" and not want her daughter to think any differently. So, the entire race of Snooty-Moms send a letter to Hasbro and the Hub saying how "offensive" Derpy is to their daughter and people who are mentally challenged. Thus, with the hundreds of letters coming in, Hasbro + Hub would have to take action, but instead ,they gave in. Then again, your theory makes much more sense than mine does, accounting for the multiple number of people who hate bronies, and would do anything to crush their dreams, kill their favorite pony, and destroy one of the biggest icons of Bronies. (Swag. Sorry, but I couldn't resist making a reference.) Still, I would happily trade out snooty-pants moms for trolling brony-haters so I could learn how to use my katana any day.
I get that, but wouldn't it be more offensive to remove her? It's like taking the idea of the condition and pushing it under the carpet so they're un-seen. Not only that but do all the people complaining have the condition? Or did they just jump in and shout 'That's offensive!' without any knowledge of how people with that condition feel about Derpy.
I think Derpy Hooves is more of an inspiration, especially when she came in and started talking, it is showing how even with the problems faced, she still gets her part, she still is allowed to come up and speak and is still loved by most of us ^_^
The reason why ppl (or the evil troll moms) thought she was offensive was because of how she looked and appearently her original voice, which resulted in her removal. Which is stupid because there are A LOT of other characters from other cartoons with outright disgusting characters (usually male BTW) that are left alone for the sake of... I don't even know. If I had to chose between Derpy and ANY of those other disgusting characters I'd chose Derpy. She may be a little different but she is no where near the ranks of the truely offensive characters.