‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Will Guest Voice On ‘My Little Pony,’ Cause Complete Nerdgasm

Yes, of course Yr. Doktor Zoom knew this was coming. I keep up on my Pony news after all. And after a bunch of rumors on the Twittersphere, now it is so: Weird Al will voice a one-off character named Cheese Sandwich who horns in on Pinkie Pie’s role as chief party pony in the February 1 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. But the real question that must be considered: Is this good for the bronies?

Gotta like the Clint Eastwood costume, and the bowling shirt underneath. Then again, it’s pretty cheesy to give us a teaser clip for a musical episode and include only a couple bars of the actual song. That is cheating, Hub Network.

This might not suck. Or who knows, maybe it will be as cringe-inducing as the infamous St. Elsewhere visits Cheers episode. MLP doesn’t have much of a track record with “special” guest voices, with the notable exception of John DeLancie as Discord — a recurring character that’s pretty much a cartoony version of Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Of course, one of the constants of any fandom is the suspicion that the Powers That Be are trying to ruin the series forever, so let’s just predict that for all the fannish excitement over Weird Al, there will be plenty of cries that MLP is trying to become The Simpsons and is now ruined, ruined forever. And then there will be lots of fan art.

[USA Today]

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  • Sure, Discord is just a cartoonish version of Q from Next Generation, but Cheese Sandwich appears to be a cartoonish version of Weird Al Yankovic from, well, all of Weird Al Yankovic’s life, since he’s pretty much always like that in every public appearance I’ve ever heard of. I’d be willing to bet he’s like that for most of his private life, too.Cheese Sandwich can’t ruin the show any more than, say, Trixie or Discord or Gilda did, which is to say not at all. (Well, unless you count Trixie’s and Discord’s chintzy “reforms” after their last power grabs, at least.)The only things that I don’t like about the show are the inexplicable existence of the Crystal Empire, and the unnecessary promotion of Twilight to alicorn. These might sell more toys, but they don’t do much to help the narrative. Cheese Sandwich is welcome, in my book. Of course, I’ve been following Weird Al since his second album came out, and every time he releases a new one, it’s not long before I buy it, so maybe I’m not the most impartial judge here. When two things one is a fanboy over join, it’s impossible to be reasonable. My impartiality would be just as compromised if My Little Pony saw guest appearances from They Might Be Giants or Stephen Colbert or Thomas Frank or Robert Reich.

    • doktorzoom

      Robert Reich is best alicorn princess.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Pony news? Dok, I’m so glad you’ve finally come out of the stall closet about that site, lol

  • tomsveb

    I Think I’m a Pone(y) Now

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  • flipdraw_mc_graw

    DISCORD for everything! My fave ancillary MLP:FIM character!

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