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Jarvis Cocker
TV Picks: 'My Little Pony,' Sondheim, Improv comics, 'Doc Martin'
TV Picks: 'My Little Pony,' Sondheim, Improv comics, 'Doc Martin'

"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" (The Hub, Saturdays; Shout Factory home video). I had neglected this candy-colored gem of a show, whose fourth season began in November, until the latest DVD, "A Pony For Every Season," fell through the mail slot recently and captured my mind. Developed by Lauren Faust, lately collaborating with husband Craig McCracken on Disney Channel's "Wander Over Yonder," it's the latest iteration of a franchise that began as a collection of pony dolls with brushable manes and tails, back in the early 1980s -- like the Hub, it is a product of Hasbro, the toy company -- and smarter and sassier and more aesthetically...

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