Earth (some shots and CCG card text)
Opened changeling chrysalis (Friendship is Magic IDW comics)
|Eyes||¤ Gradient from pale, light grayish apple green to moderate gamboge|
|Mane||Pale, light grayish apple green|
|Coat||Light sapphire bluish gray|
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Tabitha St. Germain (English)|
Tanja Schmitz (German, S2E14)
Anna Dramski (German, S5E9)
Balint Magyar (Hungarian)
Gea Riva (Italian, S2E14)
Valentina Pallavicino (Italian, S5E9)
Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese)
Joanna Węgrzynowska-Cybińska (Polish, S5E9)
Andressa Andreatto (Brazilian Portuguese)
Olga Golovanova (Russian)
Anca Sigmirean (Romanian)
Ana Romano (European Spanish)
Leyla Rangel (Latin American Spanish, S2E14)
Angélica Villa (Latin American Spanish, S5E9)
OriginAlert viewers of the show noticed a googly-eyed Pegasus mare in the series' first episode, standing in the background in the crowd at Twilight Sparkle's welcoming party. After the image was captured and posted on 4chan's comics and cartoons board /co/, fans began speculating of the nature of this odd pony. The name she was given, Derpy Hooves, is derived from the slang term "derp", which is associated with someone who behaves in a silly manner and is often connected with crossed eyes.
Wall eyesDerpy was one of several background ponies chosen from a palette and placed in the scenes on the whim of layout artists. At first, her face wasn't supposed to be visible in that particular scene, but a later layout change uncovered it. Jayson Thiessen, the supervising director of the show, stated that he noticed and was amused by her expression. Since Hasbro had already given the episode a green light, he didn't order fixing Derpy's eyes. Thiessen relayed in a Q&A that he was so delighted after discovering the popularity of Derpy that he requested altering Derpy's eyes in all episodes that hadn't been sent to the Hub yet. Lauren Faust, the show's developer, was delighted to find these changes and kept them in.
NameFaust has acknowledged the fan following of Derpy early on. Before the name Derpy was used by the production crew, Faust stated that in one of the unaired episodes at the time, Winter Wrap Up, there is a mention of a "featherbrained" Pegasus named Ditzy Doo whose appearance is never established on-screen and if Ditzy should make an appearance, the show may assign Derpy's design to her. Faust later stated that "it sounds like [the name has] finally landed on 'Derpy Hooves'".
The character is called "Derpy" on-screen in The Last Roundup, detailed below. The episode's writer noted that the character's name in the script was originally Ditzy Doo, and she was requested to change the name to Derpy as a "tip of the hat" to the fans. Lauren Faust notes in her Bronies Documentary interview that she imagined Derpy as a "Harpo Marx kind of character who didn't speak and who no one really called out by name", leaving her mysterious and "a blank slate for the fans."
Even though background ponies typically have no official names, when Derpy was still a background pony an animator from the Philippine studio working on the show said that Derpy was nicknamed Stoneface, Bubbles, Bubblehead and Ditzy by the crew. Thiessen later relayed that the Canadian crew has adopted the name Derpy. Amy Keating Rogers sang her original rendition of the Smile Song at Bronycon 2012, in which Pinkie Pie speaks to Derpy and calls her Derpy Doo, which in Rogers' script, the name changed to.
Latin American Spanish dub director Maggie Vera referred to Derpy by name in an October 2012 tweet crediting her voice actress.
Charity auctionLauren Faust participated in a charity auction for the 2011 Japan relief effort by donating several of her My Little Pony Friendship is Magic production sketches. In addition to sketches drawn in 2008, she drew a new sketch of Derpy which sold for 2,151 USD. The character was explicitly called Derpy Hooves by the auctioneer. The sketch was later modeled for one panel of the magazine comic Trixie N'abandonne Jamais!
Merchandise and promotional material
DerpyOfficially licensed apparel sporting Derpy was first made available on August 2011 at the online store WeLoveFine, though the store carries fan-designs which refer to various characters by various fan-given names. More designs were later made available on WeLoveFine and at Hot Topic retail stores, and afterwards Derpy was featured on the Comic Con 2011 promotional poster.
Derpy is featured in her Nightmare Night paper bags costume in the Castle Creator flash game, with the file name for her asset containing the word "Derpy". A December 2011 update to the game contained another Derpy asset, wearing a reindeer cap and a red nose, this time with its file name containing the phrase "DH_definitely_canon". The day Hearth's Warming Eve aired, The Hub's Facebook page posted a message encouraging readers to "spot fan favorite Derpy" in the episode. A limited edition 2013 San Diego Comic-Con MIMOBOT designer USB flash drive of her bears the name "Derpy" with a trademark symbol, though on Mimoco's website is only referred to as "Fan Favorite" and "Fan Favorite Pony". A promotional image showing Derpy as in the beginning of Hurricane Fluttershy with Twilight Sparkle was posted by the official European Spanish My Little Pony Facebook page captioned "¿Cuántos «me gusta» podemos conseguir para #Derpy? ¡Que sepa que la queremos! heart emoticon" on April 16, 2015 and commented "¡Derpy está muy contenta! Es feliz porque la queréis tal y como es. Eso es la verdadera #MagiaDeLaAmistad ;)" on April 20, 2015.
After Derpy's name was removed from The Last Roundup, Hasbro has not put the name Derpy in merchandise. Both the IDW comics and the mobile game feature Derpy, but she is not directly named. A special edition Fashion Style toy of Derpy titled "2012 Special Edition Pony" doesn't name the pony on the product packaging or in publicity material. It was sold exclusively at the 2012 Comic-Con convention, Hasbro's My Little Pony Fair convention and the Toy Shop website; the item went out of stock on the website the same day it was put on sale. Muffins appear as decoration on the box and serve as the "0" in 2012. Derpy's head is featured inside of Princess Celestia's cutie mark on the cover of one edition of the My Little Pony Giant Coloring and Activity Book and poking her head out of a house in the background on another. A special Derpy tin containing trading cards including a Derpy promo card became available at Hot Topic in April 2013. The promo card does not feature Derpy's name. A brushable Derpy toy, part of the Favorites Collectible toy series, was displayed at New York Toy Fair 2013. On the back of the packaging, she is not named but the packaging features a muffin.
A Pony Poem image posted by the official Facebook page of Gameloft's mobile game on July 2, 2014 refers to her as "Derpy Hooves" in a poem attributed to "Scott H."; the accompanying text of the post itself initially used the name "Derpy" but within two hours was edited to instead simply use the term "her".
Series 2 of Enterplay's trading cards includes a card featuring Derpy, #40. The card does not refer to her by any name and the back of the card includes the description "Dispersing pesky thunderclouds isn't the only job this mare has tried her hoof at. Everypony knows that whether the obstacle is snow or rain, heat of day of gloom of night - or even an army of changelings - she'll make sure your package is delivered on time! Relaxing while off the clock, this pegasus enjoys spending time with Golden Harvest and her other friends. Pretty much the rest of her time is dedicated to muffins; mmmm, muffins..." The initials of each sentence form "DERP", alluding to the origin of her name. The card lists her likes as "Nightmare Night; Spectating; Muffins, of course" and groups her with Berryshine, Sweetie Drops and Lyra Heartstrings. Other cards list her as Bubbly Mare, Equestrian Mailmare, Backup Racer, and Weather Mare.
On December 2012, Hot Topic listed a hoodie of Derpy under the name Ditzy Doo while alluding to the Derpy controversy in its description. Gaia Online lists her name as "Ditzy Doo" and her description is "Accidentally went north to get the southern birds!", which is a reference to the mention of that name in Winter Wrap Up. Artist milkbun, an official staff member of Gaia Online, stated Ditzy Doo was the official name given to them by Hasbro.
By late 2014, Derpy merchandise started featuring the name Muffins. Hasbro has licensed "Muffins' blueberry muffin flavored lip balm" and a blonde Muffins wig. An image for the two-year anniversary of Gameloft's mobile game in late 2014 refers to her as Muffins. Hasbro's My Little Pony Facebook page referred to her as Muffins in a post on May 24, 2015. In August 2015, Build-A-Bear Workshop released the My Little Pony Furry Friend "Muffins" as a webstore exclusive in the United States at least. The name "Muffins" is officially trademarked.
Depiction in the series
- See also: character appearances
As a background ponyDerpy first appears in the first episode of the series in the background of several scenes and, as noted above, makes her googly-eyed appearance at Twilight Sparkle's welcoming party.
She is mentioned by Rainbowshine and Rainbow Dash during Winter Wrap Up, using the name "Ditzy Doo", for flying the wrong direction for the second year running, trying to fetch the migrating birds back to Ponyville.
Derpy can be seen throughout the season trotting through a park, helping with storm preparations, participating in the Running of the Leaves, visiting Ponyville's market and more. She is one of the ponies in the crowd who admires Pinkie Pie's "baked bads" in Applebuck Season. The shot pans over the crowd and Derpy, Minuette, and Sea Swirl all mouth the line "Mmm, muffins..." at approximately the same time. Derpy appears with intentionally crossed eyes in Feeling Pinkie Keen; when Twilight spies on Pinkie Pie, a series of objects falls on her head: a flower pot, an anvil, a cart of hay and finally a piano. A camera pan reveals that the items were dropped by Derpy and Sunshower Raindrops, who are hovering next to a movers' truck. In Green Isn't Your Color, she is heard gasping in shock at Fluttershy's catwalk antics.
In Where the Apple Lies, Derpy appears as a filly—proportioned similarly to Plaid Stripes, "Pearly Whites", "Thunderstruck", filly Fluttershy, later filly Applejack, and Crystal Hoof—in flashback at the Ponyville Hospital with bandages wrapped around her eyes. Her body design here is older-looking than in other filly appearances, such as Pinkie Pride and The Cart Before the Ponies, during each of which she was notably already googly-eyed.
There are three characters that are identical to Derpy with exception of their hair color in Winter Wrap Up and one more in The Cutie Mark Chronicles. The latter appears alongside Derpy in crowd shots and has orange hair, while the former three appear in the musical sequences and have either red, pale blue, or light purple hair. Background ponies often appear throughout episodes with slight color variations, particularly in crowd shots, and some ponies share the same character design with different color schemes.
As a scripted characterDerpy appears in nineteen episodes of season one as a background character. For season two, she has gained a scripted-character status rather than an arbitrary background pony and she is considered a "Where's Waldo"-type challenge for the fans. In the remastered version of the opening sequence that is first used in Lesson Zero, she appears in the top window of the first train car.
She is one of the ponies under the effects of Twilight Sparkle's spell on Smarty Pants in Lesson Zero. When Princess Celestia removes the spell from everyone, Derpy finds herself fighting with Mayor Mare and returns to her derped-face self. In the photo on the right her face is the same face shown in the very first episode of season one.Derpy is dressed in several brown paper bags in Luna Eclipsed and participates in Applejack's apple bob activity during Nightmare Night with Golden Harvest. However, while bobbing for apples, she accidentally pulls the plug, causing all the water in the bob to go down the drain.
She makes a brief cameo in Sisterhooves Social among the crowd listening to Granny Smith's announcement. In The Cutie Pox, a wall-eyed Pegasus filly with the same color scheme as Derpy appears briefly for one shot in the schoolyard, with most of her body obscured by Apple Bloom and "Princess Erroria". Derpy makes a brief appearance in the doorway to Fluttershy's chicken coop in May the Best Pet Win!, an episode otherwise devoid of background ponies.Derpy appears briefly in The Mysterious Mare Do Well among the crowd cheering after Rainbow Dash saves the old folks falling on the balcony. She appears in Sweet and Elite along with many other ponies during a shot in the song Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know), wearing the same paper bag that was part of her costume in Luna Eclipsed, in addition to a pearl necklace. She pops out of a well in between Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops in Secret of My Excess. She rides the train to Canterlot in Hearth's Warming Eve. Later, she pops out from behind the curtain to wave at the audience before the show. She walks away sad afterwards when Cherry Fizzy stops her. At the end of the episode, she talks in the background with Amethyst Star.
She appears frequently throughout the musical sequence The Flim Flam Brothers in the episode The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, as well as in the crowd watching the competition. She appears in Hearts and Hooves Day in three village shots, one standing next to "Tornado Bolt" and twice standing next to Dr. Hooves on the bridge. In A Friend in Deed, she appears twice, first flying upside down in the snow globe Pinkie Pie finds in Cranky Doodle Donkey's things and the second time by a stand in Ponyville square with two other ponies.
In Putting Your Hoof Down, she first appears in the market scene approaching the asparagus stand while bearing muffin-sealed saddlebags, where she reacts to the stall holder's lack of asparagus. Later, she appears in the crowd at Iron Will's seminar.Derpy appears quite frequently in Hurricane Fluttershy, which is the episode featuring her longest screen time outside of The Last Roundup. She first appears at the beginning reading a flyer that Rainbow Dash dropped with only one of her eyes, the other looking elsewhere, and again as part of the ponies participating in the Wing Speed testing and she is part of the tornado team led by Rainbow Dash. Derpy appears again in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2 at three different times in the crowd of ponies; The first time when Queen Chrysalis talks to Princess Cadance, the second time when she watches the bride enter, and the third time when the wedded pair is about to leave. Her eyes are derped in her first appearance, normal in her second appearance, and only one of her eyes is clearly visible in her third appearance.
Derpy does not appear in most of season three, appearing in The Crystal Empire - Part 2, Too Many Pinkie Pies, and Magic Duel briefly. She returns in Magical Mystery Cure with five appearances, the first being on a bridge during the opening song, the second being flying through the air with other Pegasi in a "Blue Angels" style formation. Her third appearance is peeking out under the legs of another pony and winking to the camera, similar to most of her appearances in season two in which she was a "hidden" Easter egg. Her last two appearances are at the beginning of Life in Equestria and shortly after the main ponies are walking together to the balcony.
After a lengthy absence throughout season four, Derpy appears again in Rainbow Falls. When Rainbow Dash fakes getting injured, Fluttershy and Bulk Biceps fill her spot on the Ponyville relay team with Derpy. She remains silent throughout the episode and is never referred to by name. Her appearance after such a long absence was intentional on the show writers' part to keep her return a surprise.
She can be found a few times in Pinkie Pride, first following Cheese Sandwich, helping put up decorations, sticking her face into a chocolate fountain and engaging in a staring contest with Cheese Sandwich's rubber chicken, Boneless. She is also seen as a filly in Cheese's flashback song.Equestria Games where she is on the Airsprinters with Thunderlane and Helia.
In Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1, she is one of the Pegasi whose flight is taken away from her by Lord Tirek. In Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2, she receives it back from the rainbowfied Mane Six. She's also the first in line to come to Princess Twilight's new castle.
In Bloom & Gloom, Derpy appears fleeing from a twittermite swarm in Apple Bloom's dream. In Tanks for the Memories, she moves clouds with other Pegasi in preparation for winter. For both of these, her eyes unintentionally appear straight. In Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?, Derpy appears giant-sized in Ponyville's shared dream, serving as Spike's mounted steed in the fight against the Tantabus. In Scare Master, Derpy dresses as Princess Twilight Sparkle for Nightmare Night.
In A Hearth's Warming Tail, during the song Hearth's Warming Eve Is Here Once Again, Derpy helps trim the tree, but she drops the star that goes on top. Later, she takes the place of the star, since she wears one on her head.
In The Cart Before the Ponies, Derpy participates in the Applewood Derby driving a go-kart made out of a box with an unnamed male colt. She also appears as a filly in a flashback winning first place for Most Creative.
The Last Roundup
Derpy has her first significant speaking role in The Last Roundup. The scene starts with Rainbow Dash getting the tip of her tail singed by a lightning bolt, coming from a gray storm cloud that Derpy is bouncing on. Dash tells her, "Now, careful, Derpy! Don't want to do any more damage than you've already done", pointing to the broken and crashing roof of the Ponyville town hall. Derpy replies, "I just don't know what went wrong", and shocks herself from another bolt of lightning from the cloud she's bouncing on. She flies by Rainbow Dash and compliments her work, but bumps into a pillar behind her and sends it hurtling to the ground. Rainbow Dash tries to stop it but she smashes through the floor with the pillar. Derpy sticks her head in the hole asking if Rainbow Dash is okay and asks if there's anything she can do to help, but Rainbow Dash flies up and tells her to sit there and do nothing. When Derpy sits down in response, the floor below her starts to crack and she falls through, grabbing Rainbow Dash and pulling her down along for the ride. When Mayor Mare gives her speech in honor of Applejack, Derpy sticks out of the hole in the broken floor and cheers for Applejack, but she lets go and falls down once again. Her eyes are crossed through the majority of the scene.
ProductionDerpy is voiced by Tabitha St. Germain in both cuts of the episode. Germain was not aware at the time that Derpy is female and voiced her "with a neighbor's son in mind." The episode was storyboarded by Sabrina Alberghetti and Nicole Wang. Alberghetti was reminded of herself in the portrayal of Derpy as an "accident-prone klutz". Derpy was originally named "Ditzy" in the episode's production and was portrayed as "ditzy" by the writer, Amy Keating Rogers. Rogers was requested by Faust to rename the pony to "Derpy" as a "tip of the hat" to fans. According to Faust, it seemed "unnatural to give her another name".
The episode was removed from iTunes a week after its release and put back up on 24 February 2012, with Derpy's scene altered: a few words are omitted from the dialog, in particular Rainbow Dash does not name Derpy, Derpy's voice is different and more feminine, and Derpy's eyes are not as acutely crossed in a few of the shots in the scene. This alteration does not appear in the 2012 DVD The Friendship Express. An April 14, 2012 rerun of the episode on the Hub uses the altered scene, but the closed captions were not adjusted. The episode available on Netflix also uses the edited scene, as does the 2013 DVD Season Two Disc 3.
The decision to alter the character was made by Hasbro or The Hub, in response to emails complaining about the character's portrayal and the word "Derpy", both of which have been taken as offensive to people with disabilities.
In the Arabic, French, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Japanese broadcasts of The Last Roundup, she is still called "Derpy" by Rainbow Dash. Additionally, the Japanese dub credits her as "ダーピー" ("Derpy") in the closing credits. In the European Spanish version, the voice credits name her "Derpy", although Rainbow Dash doesn't refer to her by name.
In the Hungarian dub, Derpy is voiced by a male voice actor.
Slice of Life
Derpy has her second speaking role on the show in the episode Slice of Life, in which she accidentally messes up Matilda's wedding invitations. She shares the majority of her scenes with Dr. Hooves. The credits name her as "Muffins" like in some previous materials.
The following charts details Derpy's appearances in the show, using approximate times from various videos available online.
- See also: Character appearances
|Y||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot|
|S||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot, without spoken dialogue or narration|
|B||Background appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus|
|M||No appearance, but a mention by name or title|
|N||No appearance and no mention by name or title|
|N||N[discuss] –||N||N||N||N||N||N[discuss] –||N||S||N||S||S||N||N||B||N||N||N||B||N||N||Y||B||B|
|1||16:34 – yelling “Surprise!” at the party, 16:41 ~ 17:42 – several Derpys at the party, googly-eyed at 17:18, orange-haired at 17:28, 18:47 ~ 19:18 – in the crowd in the town hall, 19:36 – flies about in anticipation of Princess Celestia’s appearance, 19:59 – gasps at Celestia’s disappearance.
Duplicates: 16:34 – one behind Lemon Hearts and another behind Twinkleshine and Lyra Heartstrings, 16:41 ~ 17:42.
|2||20:14 – right after Pinkie Pie says "a party", 20:16 – running ahead of the other ponies.|
|3||3:35 ~ 7:11 – in the audience for the Wonderbolts in Rainbow Dash’s fantasy, 8:09 – standing at the wedding in Rarity’s fantasy, 17:13 – hears “Twilight has an extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala”, 18:13 – surprised at Twilight’s disappearing.
Duplicates: 3:35 – two duplicates in the audience, 4:09, 8:09 – on the opposite side of the carpet.
|4||4:45 ~ 7:38 – in the audience at the party for Applejack without wings or a cutie mark, 14:52 – “Muffins!”Duplicates: 5:55 – one duplicate in the audience.|
|5||1:28 ~ 1:45 – standing in front of the vegetable stand.|
|6||2:19 – standing in the crowd for Trixie’s show, 2:29 – flying above the crowd, 4:50 – back on the ground, 18:04 ~ 18:31 – in the crowd congratulating Twilight, 19:08 – looks at Trixie, 19:15 – glaring at Snips and Snails, 20:29.
Duplicates: 18:04 – two duplicates in the crowd.
|7||1:48 – flying in the park and being chased by Parasol, 20:12 – clearing the smoke.|
|8||0:12 – removes a loose branch from a tree.|
|10||2:38 – flying in the park.|
|11||1:46 ~ 2:40 – in the crowd to hear the mayor’s speech (with a weather team vest), 3:48 – flying up to the weather team, 3:47 – kicking clouds with Parasol, 3:52 – blowing away clouds with Sprinkle Medley and Parasol, 5:43 – singing while spiraling upward with Sprinkle Medley (eyes are blue), 20:12 ~ 20:38 – in the crowd facing the mayor and Twilight (eyes are yellow).
Duplicates: 1:46 – one Derpy standing in the crowd and another flying above it, 2:10 – two more duplicates standing in the crowd, 2:19 – three duplicates, 2:40 – four Derpys in the crowd and one flying, 5:08 – a version with red hair pushing snow off a roof with a shovel, 5:45 - a version with short hair and blue eyes singing with the rest of the Pegasi, 15:14 – a version with white hair flying by with Sprinkle Medley, 15:59 – a version with violet hair and a version with a purple coat are in the squad behind Rainbow Dash, 16:06, 19:47 – a version with violet hair leads the southern birds, 20:15 – two duplicates in the crowd, 20:34 – one duplicate.
|12||15:32 ~ 21:19 – at Diamond Tiara’s cute-ceañera.|
|13||5:24 – watching the Iron Pony competition and dropping a rose from the clouds, 5:29, 5:46 – watching the footballs fly, 6:04, 7:18 – looking up at Applejack, 7:36 – holding up the banner for Rainbow Dash, 9:12 – watching the start of the Running of the Leaves, 9:18 – making way for Rainbow (tag included but obscured), 18:51 – standing near the finish line, 19:29 – in the foreground watching Applejack and Rainbow fight.|
|14||13:05 – walks toward Rarity’s fashion show from the bottom left, 13:12 ~ 13:18 – looking at Hoity Toity as he walks up, 13:53 – in the crowd as the show begins, 14:13 – watching the models go onstage, 14:18 – behind Shoeshine and Sweetie Drops.
Duplicates: 13:12 ~ 13:15 – three duplicates in the crowd, 13:16 – two duplicates.
|15||11:09 – embarrassed and at last cross-eyed after dropping cartoonish items for delivery on Twilight's head.|
|16||6:28 – cross-eyed, 13:08 – cheering in the audience for the Best Young Flyer competition, 13:14 – standing backstage among the participants with her eyes crossed (contestant #15), 13:24 ~ 13:59 – back in the audience (no tag), 14:11 – backstage listening to Parasol (with her tag), 14:38 – listening to the manager, 14:54 – tag number spotted by Rainbow Dash, 16:02 ~ 16:08 – back in the audience without her tag, 16:57 – looking toward Rainbow Dash’s accident instead of Rarity, 17:20, 17:24 – watching Rainbow Dash and Rarity fly up high, 17:40 – basking in Rarity’s light, 17:53 – watching Rarity fall, 18:09 – watching Rainbow dive, 18:31 – staring in awe at the Sonic Rainboom, 18:59 ~ 19:17 – cheering for Rainbow, 20:33 – watching Rainbow Dash get carried off.
Duplicates: 13:08 – one duplicate in the audience, 13:30 – one duplicate, 16:02, 16:05, 16:07, 16:57 – four duplicates watching Rarity spin, 17:53 – two duplicates, 18:09 – three duplicates, 18:31 – one duplicate, 18:59, 19:05 – two duplicates, 19:07, 19:14.
|18||2:06 – standing cross-eyed in the street, 2:11 – staring cross-eyed at Scootaloo’s trick, 14:40 ~ 15:13 – standing in the crowd for the talent show.
Duplicates: 14:43 – two duplicates in the crowd, 15:05 – one duplicate.
|20||9:47 ~ 10:03 – in the crowd at Fluttershy’s first fashion show, 10:00 – cross-eyed, 10:25 ~ 10:35 – at the sidelines of Fluttershy’s red carpet, 15:50 – joining the crowd around Fluttershy, 16:43 ~ 18:39 – in the audience of Fluttershy’s latest fashion show, 16:47 – in the upper-right corner behind Lyra Heartstrings, 17:10 – watching Fluttershy up close, 17:20 – perks up at Fluttershy’s accident, 17:29, 17:30 – watching Fluttershy skid across the stage, 17:41 – watching Fluttershy act like a dog, 17:47 – cross-eyed and displeased, 17:53, 17:56, 18:37.
Duplicates: 9:48 – five duplicates in the crowd, 9:56 – one duplicate, 10:00 – at least three duplicates, 10:25 – one duplicate, 10:30, 17:05, 17:30, 17:41.
|23||11:17 ~ 11:29 – standing in the audience for the performance in Rarity’s flashback, 11:20 – awed at the display, 11:59 – flies over Canterlot cross-eyed in Twilight Sparkle’s flashback, 12:11 – watching with crossed eyes as Princess Celestia takes off, 12:19 – watching the sun rise with crossed eyes.
Duplicates: 11:18 – one duplicate in the audience, 11:56 – four duplicates riding the Ferris wheel, 12:12 – nine orange-haired duplicates in the crowd, 12:19 – one orange-haired duplicate.
|26||4:43 – standing with her eyes askew in the line for Applejack’s stand in her fantasy, 6:45 – singing after Twilight Sparkle’s part in reality, 9:20 – standing outside the VIP section, 9:21 – inside the VIP section, 9:27, 11:47 ~ 12:05 – mingling in the crowd, 13:11 – cross-eyed.
Duplicates: 9:20 – two duplicates outside the VIP section, 11:53 – two duplicates in the crowd, 12:00 – another duplicate.
|1||20:12 - in vision of Cloudsdale|
|2||20:39, 20:42, 20:47 - 20:49, 20:52 - 20:53 - in the crowd|
|3||00:44 - Peeking out of a window of a train car in the new intro; this recurs from this episode on. 17:03 - flying above other ponies, 17:05 - flying over ponies (derped heart eyes), 17:55 - fighting with the Mayor over Smarty Pants|
|4||3:57 - Dressed in paper bags bobbing for apples with Golden Harvest, inside the barrel the next scene
11:54 - Seen among other ponies cheering as pumpkins were thrown
|5||17:10, 17:57 - In the crowd at the Sisterhooves Social.|
|6||8:31 - 8:35 - a Pegasus filly with the same color scheme, obscured behind Apple Bloom and "Princess Erroria"|
|7||7:00 - in the doorway to Fluttershy's chicken coop|
|8||4:30 - in the crowd, cheering for Rainbow Dash|
|9||10:06 - in the squares during the song in her 'Bags outfit' from Nightmare night to the left side of Rarity (One row below, Four columns to the left). Apparently speaking to Lucky Clover. 10:15 - In the bottom right hand corner watching Rarity perform a ship-launching ceremony. Only the back of her head is visible.|
|10||07:17 - Springs from inside a well in the background|
|11||00:10 - Looking out of the top window of the first train wagon, same animation as the one in the new intro, 01:52 - getting scolded by Cherry Fizzy for peeping through the stage curtains, 20:49 - holding a hat.|
|13||"Dipsy" lies in a baby crib at the opening scene.|
|14||See the section speaking roles in this article. Derpy has dialogue in a scene with Rainbow Dash.|
|15||05:49, 06.15, 06.45, 06.56, 07.11, 08.41- Flying in the background during The Flim Flam Brothers (song).
07.42, 07.48, 08.11- Standing in the background during The Flim Flam Brothers (song).
10.56, 11.14, 12.49- Standing next to Dr. Hooves in the crowd.
|17||0:02+3:31 in Ponyville square next to Dr. Hooves, 4:11 in Ponyville square|
|18||13:02 In the snow-globe, 21:00 By a stand with Merry May and Cloud Kicker.|
|19||4:53 At the asparagus stand. 8:16 In the crowd.|
|22||0:10 - getting the flyers from Rainbow Dash with the other Pegasi; 2:25, 3:03, 3:12, 3:27 - in the front row of the meeting, largely obscured; 3:52 - flies into the scene and then flies out, 6:56 - in the crowd; 7:22 - in the foreground; 07:26, 7:38, 7:42 - behind Thunderlane and Blossomforth; 8:15 - during the pan shot after Rainbow Dash shows her wingpower; 8:31 - pan shot; 8:35 - flies off with the other Pegasi; 9:58 - pan shot right before Fluttershy's "nightmare" begins; 14:35 - in line behind Star Hunter and in front of Orange Swirl; 14:39 - behind Sprinkle Medley when Spitfire lands; 14:46 - in line next to Parasol and Rainbowshine; 15:34 - seen in line with two clones during the pan shot; 15:42 - in line, twice again; 17:21 - seen with many other ponies after the tornado falls apart; 20:13 - seen landing and cheering with the other ponies|
|23||0:01, 8:58 - in Ponyville square on a bridge next to Dr. Hooves; 20:02 - in Ponyville square near the blue tent|
08:24-32 between Chrysalis and Cadance, 08:32-3 on the left. 17:17 at the beginning of the real wedding (left side of the screen). 17:33-36 "Graceful Falls" on the right. 17:47-50 on the right side of the crowd during the procession. 18:28-35 in the bottom right. 18:59 "Graceful Falls" in the crowd. 20:35-40 and 20:57-9 in the crowd (left side). At 21:26 her eye appears for two frames during the fade.
|2||11:43, showing only mane, tail, and rear of Derpy.|
|3||14:18 - On the far right of the crowd at the bottom of the screen just barely showing her head.|
|5||20:31 - Two Derpys in the crowd|
|13||0:23 - on a bridge near Goldengrape and Daisy; 0:51 - flying through the air; 20:26 - winking at the screen; 20:53, 21:06 - in the crowd during Life in Equestria|
|1||20:28, 20:55, 21:16 - at the Summer Sun Celebration (with orange mane)|
|8||2:22 - in line to see Hinny of the Hills|
|10||Replaces Rainbow Dash on the Ponyville team when she fakes her injury.|
|12||Appears in several crowd shots, including one where she is sticking her lips into a chocolate fountain. At 15:12 during the Goof-Off, she does a staring contest with Cheese's rubber chicken, Boneless. Also appears as a filly in Cheese's flashback.|
|13||0:10, 0:41 - at the Ponyville Days Festival announcement; 9:21, 9:38 - talking with Coco Crusoe|
|16||6:17 - Cheering for Fluttershy after she saves the Breezies|
|20||14:38 ~ 16:32 - in the Ponyville swim meet crowd|
|22||Earth pony version: 14:26 - in the background behind the oat burger stand (no cutie mark); 19:17 - at the Traders Exchange trial
Duplicates: one at 14:29
|24||0:32, 0:41, 1:22, 1:34 - on the train to the Crystal Empire; 2:26 - getting off the train; 5:57 - flying into the Equestria Games stadium; 6:09, 6:10 - awaiting the lighting of the Equestria Games torch; 8:20 - listening to Shining Armor|
|25||20:12, 20:35 - having her magic stolen by Lord Tirek; 20:29, 20:32 - flying toward Tirek; 20:37 - lying on the ground magic-less|
|26||18:00 - having her magic returned to her; 20:19, 20:23 - walking up to Twilight's castle; 20:30 ~ 21:14 - seen during Let the Rainbow Remind You|
|3||20:10 - depicted in an orange memory gem|
|4||8:18 - fleeing from the twittermite swarm|
|5||5:10 - moving clouds with Sassaflash and Emerald Green|
|9||1:17 - working as a postal worker; 1:59 ~ 2:22 - having lunch with Dr. Hooves; 2:32 ~ 3:44 - with Dr. Hooves at his house; 7:29 ~ 7:36 - trying to help Matilda; 7:41 ~ 8:02 - asking Daisy, Lily Valley, and Rose for flowers; 10:19 ~ 10:40 - talking with Dr. Hooves at the bowling alley; 17:02, 18:03, 18:05, 18:54, 18:55, 19:43 - at Cranky Doodle Donkey and Matilda's wedding|
|11||8:19 - flying past Sugarcube Corner|
|13||13:33, 16:11 - giant-sized in Ponyville's shared dream; 17:21 ~ 17:36, 18:34 ~ 18:51 - acting as Spike's mounted steed|
|18||19:30 - wearing a delivery pony uniform|
|19||7:09 - standing outside Sugarcube Corner with Dinky Doo|
|21||16:08 - dressed as Princess Twilight Sparkle for Nightmare Night|
|26||21:10 - as part of "Group B" for the finale; 21:13 - appears in final group shot|
|4||17:45 - watching S06E04 Unnamed Earth Stallion #4 and S06E04 Unnamed Earth Mare #1 perform on stage|
|6||11:43 - waves at Twilight before crashing into a sign; 15:39 - at the dinner eating a muffin; 21:26 - still at the dinner|
|7||14:07 ~ 18:41 - in the crowd for the Wonderbolts' performance|
|8||1:13 - covered in decorations for the tree; 1:16 - attempting to hang an ornament on the tree; 1:23 - shrugging to Rarity; 1:31 - acting like a star on top of the tree; 21:00 - still acting like a star while her decorations light up|
|13||8:33 - cosplaying as Dr. Caballeron|
|14||6:48 - as a filly, receiving the prize for Most Creative; 8:54 - working on her cart; 13:02 - still working on her cart; 14:36 - approaching the start line; 15:09 - at the start line; 15:25 ~ 19:21 - competing in the Applewood Derby|
|15||18:31 - trying to get into the barn|
|18||12:56 - part of the crowd of fanponies at the train station (face painted and wearing a hat and scarf); 19:40 - in the stands for the buckball game|
|19||2:22 - having a conversation with unicorn S04E20 Unnamed Earth Mare #1 and standing next to "Dinky Doo"; 12:46 - in the stands of the baseball game|
|23||17:46 - talking to a nurse pony with bandages over her eyes|
|25||0:49 - delivering a letter to Starlight Glimmer|
Depiction in films
- Main article: Derpy (EG)
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Derpy makes a brief cameo during the establishing shot of Ponyville, flying past the camera. In an alternate world, her human counterpart appears as a high school student.
Derpy appears in the IDW comics as a minor character. In My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #3 and cover A of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #9, she carries a mailbag labeled "Local #1701" in the former and "Union #1701" in the latter. Her makeshift home is shown in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #10, shown to be a broken chrysalis with a mailbox designated "D. Hooves". On Friendship is Magic Issue #18 page 12, an alternate version of Derpy, wearing glasses, holding a book and with her eyes not derped, is shown in a stained glass window labeled "Wisdom". This alternate Derpy also appears on cover A of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #19. In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #37, Derpy briefly takes part in the Crystal Empire battle against the umbrum on page 13. She also appears on Issue #41 pages 10, 12, and 17, Issue #43 page 7, Issue #46 pages 1, 5, 12, 17, and 19, Issue #47 pages 2 and 15, Issue #48 page 10, and Issue #50 pages 16 and 20.
In Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell and Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity, Derpy briefly appears but is not addressed by name. She also has a line of dialogue in each, but in the latter her speech is muffled.
Derpy appears in the European magazine[specify] comic Trixie N'abandonne Jamais! with a speaking role during the story about young Trixie. Of the two panels that she appears in, the first has her appearance modeled from Lauren Faust's sketch.
Derpy is a non-playable character in the Gameloft My Little Pony mobile game, usually called "the pony in the box", who hides under a box at random locations and gives the player bits and occasionally gems when tapped; the text of quests involving her suggests she is well-liked by the other characters and they will go out of their way to interact with her after she is uncovered.
- "I just don't know what went wrong."
- — The Last Roundup
- "Nice work, Rainbow Dash!"
- — The Last Roundup
- "You okay, Rainbow Dash? Anything I can do to help?"
- — The Last Roundup
- "Oops...My bad!"
- — The Last Roundup
- "Yeah, Applejack! Woohoooooooooo!"
- — The Last Roundup
- — Slice of Life
- "What am I gonna do? [gasp] Matilda! I feel so bad about the invitations! Is there anything I can do—"
- — Slice of Life
- — Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
- "Do I know you?"
- — Friendship is Magic Issue #9 page 8
- — Trixie N'abandonne Jamais! page 5
- "Mr. Cake! Do you have any muffins today?"
- — Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell
- "Mmmmf umph mrrfff, ump mrfffn ferf."
- — Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity
- "Free muffin delivery spectacular!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys #3 F card of Muffin Mare
- "Moving furniture is waaay harder than delivering mail. Plus if you drop an envelope on somepony, you USUALLY don't put them in the hospital!"
- — Enterplay collectible card game Equestrian Odysseys #44 SR card of Moving Mare
- "Remember to leave milk and muffins by the fireplace on Hearth's Warming Eve! "
- — Enterplay collectible card game proxy card of Equestrian Mailmare
- "Bucking the bolts! Bucking the bolts! I give the clouds a jolt when I’m bucking the bolts!"
- — The Last Roundup first draft script
- Derpy (EG)
- Derpy on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Derpy Hooves on the Fan Wiki
- Derpy on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- ↑ Heather Carlton (2012-06-13). Comment. DeviantArt. Retrieved on 2014 February 23.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Jayson Thiessen stating that "Tabitha" voiced Derpy in The Last Roundup (2012-01-21). Retrieved on 2014 January 18.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Jim Miller confirming Tabitha on both versions (2014-01-18). Retrieved on 2014 January 18.
- ↑ Dubbingpedia's publication of credits from SDI's e-mail (Polish). Retrieved on 2015 August 3.
- ↑ 4chan discussion thread where the name Derpy Hooves originated.
- ↑ 4chan Q&A with a layout artist.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Jayson Thiessen. ponychan Q&A with Jayson Thiessen. Retrieved on 2011 August 20.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 "Extended interview with Lauren Faust", Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony, 2013
- ↑ Lauren Faust discussing Derpy on deviantArt.
- ↑ Lauren Faust (2011-12-27). FAQ. Retrieved on 2012 January 21.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 Amy Keating Rogers Responds. Save Derpy (2012-02-29). Retrieved on 2015 May 25.
- ↑ Animator discussing crew nicknames for Derpy. Retrieved on 2011 August 20.
- ↑ Jason Thiessen Q&A on reddit, Derpy (2011-08-27). Retrieved on 2011 August 28.
- ↑ Joe Strike (2011-07-15). Of Ponies and Bronies. Animation World Network. Retrieved on 2012 January 21.
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Smile Song Lyrics by Amy Keating Rogers. Retrieved on 2012 July 5.
- ↑ Amy Keating Rogers (2015-11-08). Amy Keating Rogers on Twitter: "@Nasharchy @OliveBranchMLP Actually in my script, it changed to Derpy Doo. I didn't know about the last name Hooves.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 February 12.
- ↑ Maggie Vera (2012-10-29). Maggie Vera on Twitter: "Olvidé decirles que DERPY es nada menos que Leyla Rangel!!" (Spanish). Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 May 30.
- ↑ Bobby Curnow (2014-06-21). Re: Hello from the My Little Pony editor! (Ask Question thre. IDW Publishing Forums. Retrieved on 2014 June 25.
- ↑ Bobby Curnow (2014-12-05). Re: Hello from the My Little Pony editor! (Ask Question thre. IDW Publishing Forums. Retrieved on 2014 December 12.
- ↑ M.A. Larson (2015-05-24). M.A. Larson on Twitter: "I dunno, maybe Muffins is a nickname? Like Derpy "Muffins" Hooves? Or something.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 May 25.
- ↑ Jim Miller (2015-06-13). Big Jim on Twitter: "@Murrisson She's been that name on products for a couple years now. Also, legal reasons that I don't understand.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 June 13.
- ↑ Jim Miller (2015-06-13). Big Jim on Twitter: "@Murrisson @rogersparker94 Also, it doesn't fall under executive 'meddling'. It was changed for legal reasons. Clearance type things.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 June 13.
- ↑ Sethisto (2015-06-18). M.A. Larson Reveals All Sorts of Fun Things Cut from Episode 100. Equestria Daily. Retrieved on 2015 June 22.
- ↑ Nick Confalone (2016-04-30). Nick Confalone on Twitter: "Just a tiny example of great boarding and @TheBiggestJim's direction: the script said "Derpy waves." and we get lol sign-crashing slapstick". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 1.
- ↑ Derpy Hooves: Lauren Faust MLP:FIM Original Art listed for charity. Retrieved on 2011 August 20.
- ↑ First officially licensed Derpy shirt on WeLoveFine.
- ↑ Derpy Flash asset. Retrieved on 2011 November 4.
- ↑ Derpy (Winter) Flash asset. Retrieved on 2011 December 14.
- ↑ Derpy mention (archived locally) on The Hub's Facebook page. Retrieved 2011 December 17.
- ↑ Mimoco® and Hasbro Introduce MY LITTLE PONY Comic-Con Exclusive MIMOBOT® USB Flash Drives For SDCC 2013 (2013-06-25). Retrieved on 2013 September 29.
- ↑ Fan Favorite Pony MIMOBOT®. Retrieved on 2013 September 29.
- ↑ My Little Pony - Timeline Photos. Facebook (2015-04-16). Retrieved on 2015 April 16.
- ↑ My Little Pony - Timeline Photos. Facebook (2015-04-20). Retrieved on 2015 April 20.
- ↑ Exclusive: Preview the 2012 Special Edition My Little Pony.
- ↑ Derpy within Celestia's cutie mark on the cover of a coloring book (2012-08-24). Retrieved on 2012 August 30.
- ↑ Derpy poking her head out a window on the cover of a coloring book (2012-08-25). Retrieved on 2012 August 30.
- ↑ Enterplay Facebook announces Derpy Tin (2013-02-01).
- ↑ Timeline Photos - My Little Pony Game. Facebook. Retrieved on 2014 July 3.
- ↑ My Little Pony Ditzy Doo Hoodie. Retrieved on 2012 December 2. “No Derpy? Can we still call her Ditzy Doo – or is that taboo too? Boo.”
- ↑ MLP: Ditzy Doo Companion. Retrieved on 2013 July 23.
- ↑ milkbun (2013-07-04). Posting in forum "her name is DERPY HOOVES". Retrieved on 2013 July 23. “The official name we were given by Hasbro for this pony in question is in fact Ditzy Doo...”
- ↑ My Little Pony Muffins Blueberry Muffin Lip Balm. My Little Pony. Boston America. Retrieved on 2015 January 12.
- ↑ Disguise My Little Pony Muffins Adult Wig - Blonde (2012-12-10).
- ↑ slide3.jpg. Gameloft (2014-11-26). Retrieved on 2015 January 12.
- ↑ Timeline Photos - My Little Pony Game. Facebook (2014-12-04). Retrieved on 2015 January 12.
- ↑ My Little Pony. Gameloft. Retrieved on 2015 January 12.
- ↑ My Little Pony Facebook page timelone photo, May 24, 2015.
- ↑ Derpy Hooves Hits Build a Bear Site as Web Exclusive - Vinyl Scratch "Coming Soon". Equestria Daily (2015-08-24).
- ↑ Allspark Q&A with a FiM layout artist, 2011-05-08
- ↑ 50.0 50.1 50.2 Jim Miller (2014-01-18). #MLPseason4 FUN FACT We avoided hiding that certain pony in any episodes before her return today to keep it more of a surprise.. Retrieved on 2014 January 18.
- ↑ Jim Miller (2015-04-27). Big Jim on Twitter: "@Murrisson She should be the same!". Twitter. Retrieved on 2015 April 29.
- ↑ Tabitha St. Germain replying to an e-mail from a fan about Derpy's voice, archived locally from reddit
- ↑ Sabrina Alberghetti comment on deviantArt, discussing the episode. (2012-01-21).
- ↑ Sabrina Alberghetti comment on deviantArt, discussing the episode. (2012-01-21).
- ↑ Sabrina Alberghetti discussing Derpy's portrayal in The Last Roundup, archived locally.
- ↑ 56.0 56.1 Lauren Faust (2014-10-25). "It was my idea...". Twitter. Retrieved on 2014 October 25.
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JDG9Rn-seA
- ↑ j4b4.jpg. Retrieved on 2013 August 20.
- ↑ Timeline Photos. Facebook (2015-12-23). Retrieved on 2016 February 12.
- ↑ 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 Amy Keating Rogers (2015-11-08). Amy Keating Rogers on Twitter: "Folks asked about other cut scenes. Y'all know about the one from The Last Roundup w/ Ditzy (Derpy), right? #mlpfim https://t.co/jOt4xwALLb". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 February 12.
- ↑ ob2kenobi (2013-06-06). Andrea Libman's Ride to Conquer Cancer: Raffle winners!. Retrieved on 2015 May 25. Archived locally.