For the stallion one of whose two placeholder names is "Doctor Whooves #3", see List of ponies#The Tenth Doctor.
Dr. Hooves

Dr. Hooves ID S05E09

Dr. Hooves in Slice of Life

Dr. Hooves pegasus ID S1E16

Dr. Hooves as a Pegasus in Sonic Rainboom

Dr. Hooves Crystal Pony ID S4E05

Dr. Hooves as an Earth Crystal Pony in Flight to the Finish

Dr. Hooves with hat S1E21

Dr. Hooves with an alternate design in Over a Barrel

Rainbow Pony Favorite Set Dr. Hooves

Dr. Hooves rainbowfied in merchandise

Comic issue 19 Alternate Dr. Hooves

An alternate universe's Dr. Hooves in Friendship is Magic Issue #19

Kind Earth
Sex Male
Occupation Ponyville timekeeper
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Eyes Light cobalt blue
Mane Dark gamboge
Coat Grayish amber
Nicknames Doc, Dr (The Periodic Table of My Little Pony)
Relatives Unnamed Earth stallion (ancient relative)[1]
Cutie mark
Dr. Hooves Cutie mark
Voice Brian Drummond (English, S1E12)[2][3]
Tabitha St. Germain (English, S1E16, as a Pegasus)[4]
Jayson Thiessen (English, S4E21)[5]
Peter New (English, S5E9)
Frederik Haùgness (French)
Sebastian Walch (German)
Stefano Pozzi (Italian, S1E12)
Matteo Zanotti (Italian, S5E9)
Yoshiyuki Shimozuma (Japanese, S1E12)
Ryou Kuratomi (Japanese, S1E16, as a Pegasus)
Kim Seung-jun (Korean)
Leszek Zduń (Polish, S1E12)
Tomasz Jarosz (Polish, S1E16)
Jakub Szydłowski (Polish, S5E9)[6]
Nikita Prozorovsky (Russian, S1E12 and S1E16)
Evgeniy Waltz (Russian, S4E21)
Oleg Virozub (Russian, S5E9)
Arturo Cataño (Latin American Spanish)
Pavlo Skorokhod'ko (Ukrainian, S5E9)
Dr. Hooves, or Whooves, also known as Dr. Whooves or Time Turner, is a background male Earth pony with an hourglass cutie mark. The character, unnamed in the show, was given the name "Doctor Whooves" by fans (as a reference to the British sci-fi drama Doctor Who, created by the BBC), which was adopted by the show's crew,[7] and only later was the character explicitly given the name "Time Turner", chosen by Enterplay consultant Wendy Epstein,[8] in Enterplay's 2012 set of trading cards and with the alternate punctuation "Time-Turner" on a 2012 IDW comic book cover; Gameloft's 2012 mobile game initially also gave him the name "Time Turner", but a 2013 update changed his in-game name to "Dr. Hooves", a name that has also been given to him in Mighty Fine's merchandise[9] following the 2012 rejection of the original name "Doctor Whooves";[10] Funko has used "Dr. Whooves" for earlier merchandise and "Dr. Hooves" for later merchandise; Hasbro has used "Dr. Hooves" for earlier merchandise and "Whooves" for later merchandise; the episode Slice of Life simply calls the character "Doctor" and "Doc" respectively in the credits and in dialogue. Hasbro acknowledged the character's popularity in the Comic Con 2011 promotional poster, where he is explicitly posed in a way that his cutie mark is clearly visible.[11] Dr. Hooves shares his design with Meadow Song and Lucky Clover.

Re-use of design and color

Dr. Hooves' character design and color scheme is sometimes used for other pony kinds. Mane Moon, a Pegasus pony sharing his character model with a lighter version of his color scheme, appears in Sonic Rainboom, Green Isn't Your Color, Hearth's Warming Eve, Hearts and Hooves Day, Hurricane Fluttershy, Wonderbolts Academy, Rainbow Falls, Trade Ya!, Equestria Games, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Tanks for the Memories, Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?, Top Bolt, Rock Solid Friendship, Honest Apple, Fame and Misfortune, and It Isn't the Mane Thing About You, and as an Earth pony in Magical Mystery Cure and The Mane Attraction.

Another Pegasus pony sharing his character model, color scheme, and cutie mark is featured in Sonic Rainboom. Rainbow Dash switches numbers with him when she tries to delay her performance in the Best Young Flyer competition. The character is voiced by Tabitha St. Germain as a Pegasus.

As with other background ponies, Dr. Hooves appears without cutie mark and/or in more than one place during some shots, such as in Friendship is Magic, part 2, Applebuck Season, Boast Busters, The Show Stoppers, The Mysterious Mare Do Well, The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, Magic Duel, and Trade Ya!, and appears with alternate cutie marks during some shots, such as in Simple Ways, It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, Leap of Faith, Trade Ya!, Appleoosa's Most Wanted, and The Fault in Our Cutie Marks.

Depiction in the series

Season one

Apple Bloom surprises Dr. Hooves S1E12

Dr. Hooves being surprised by Apple Bloom.

Dr. Hooves appears in the background of multiple episodes. In season one, his only speaking role as an Earth pony is when he rejects Apple Bloom's offer of buying apples in Call of the Cutie and gets pressured into buying one in return for getting her to leave him alone. He was placed in the scene by storyboard artist Sabrina Alberghetti for his colors and design.[12]
"If I buy some apples, will you please leave me alone?"
— Dr. Hooves to Apple Bloom

He later appears in Green Isn't Your Color attending the fashion show, and appears wearing a hat in Appleloosa, sometimes with the same mane and tail style as Goldengrape, in Over a Barrel.

Season two

Dr. Hooves is so splashy S2E17

Dr. Hooves trampling in the mud, splattering all over the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

In The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, he makes another somewhat prominent appearance where he is in charge of spinning the hourglass that starts the competition between the Flim Flam Brothers and the Apple family. During this scene he wears a green necktie. He was intentionally placed into the scene by the storyboarding supervisor for the episode.[13]

Dr. Hooves later appears a few times in Hearts and Hooves Day, where he is seen running past Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle while accidentally splashing mud on them during the musical sequence. He reappears in Apple Bloom's imagination while running around in a panic, as well as in two village shots standing next to Derpy on the bridge. He also appears in It's About Time, laughing at Twilight Sparkle's idea of time travel. In A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2, he is seen cornered in an alley with Golden Harvest and "Tornado Bolt", as well as running across the street from a changeling.

Season three

In One Bad Apple, he is one of the two ponies nearly run down as the Cutie Mark Crusaders chase after Babs Seed using Pinkie Pie's parade float. In this appearance, he wears a polka-dotted bow tie, and is dressed as a pear. He also appears during the song Babs Seed, sitting in a movie theater with Cloud Kicker.

Season four

Dr. Hooves smiling S4E21

Dr. Hooves dressed as a back-up rapper.

In Flight to the Finish, Dr. Hooves stands next to Rose in one scene. In the beginning of Rarity Takes Manehattan, he is seen with a single suitcase. He also appears in Pinkie Pride, first welcoming Cheese Sandwich to Ponyville, during The Super Duper Party Pony once again standing next to Rose, and during the The Goof Off. He later appears in Simple Ways, Filli Vanilli, Twilight Time, and It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, in the latter of which he wears a pair of 3D glasses and is again seen alongside Rose. He later appears in Leap of Faith.

In Testing Testing 1, 2, 3, he and Goldengrape are backup singers in Pinkie Pie's song The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts. He appears in Trade Ya!, among the crowd welcoming Princess Twilight to the Traders' Exchange, in the crowd where Pinkie Pie is auctioning Twilight's book collection, and at the trial at the end of the Exchange. He appears in Equestria Games in the crowd during the procession again next to Rose, competes in the Ice Archery finals where he shares Goldengrape's mane and tail style, and in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1 and its recap at the beginning of Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2.

Season five

Derpy puts a hoof around Dr. Hooves S5E9

Derpy and the Doctor.

Dr. Hooves appears in Appleoosa's Most Wanted. In Slice of Life, Dr. Hooves appears as a friend of Derpy's with a fascination for science and technology. When the date for Cranky Doodle Donkey and Matilda's wedding is suddenly moved, he seeks out Rarity to tailor a suit for him, and DJ Pon-3 takes him to Jeff Letrotski. Letrotski agrees to tailor his suit if he joins in his, Walter, and Donny's bowling championship game. Near the end, he instead wears a long scarf to the wedding. Dr. Hooves also appears at the Grand Equestria Pony Summit in Princess Spike, in Ponyville in Party Pooped, and in Ponyville's shared dream in Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep? He is among the ponies seen heading off to join the war against King Sombra in an alternate timeline in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1, and he and Rose appear in the final group shot during Friends Are Always There For You in The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2.

Season six

Gabby "I just stopped to help this pony" S6E19

Dr. Hooves receiving assistance from Gabby in The Fault in Our Cutie Marks.

Dr. Hooves watches the dance recital in On Your Marks, appears in the crowd for Trixie's show in No Second Prances, in the crowd for the Wonderbolts' performance in Newbie Dash, has fun at the party, decorates for Hearth's Warming and sings the final lines of Hearth's Warming Eve Is Here Once Again (Reprise) in A Hearth's Warming Tail, watches the Applewood Derby in The Cart Before the Ponies, pretends to be a "zombie" in 28 Pranks Later, appears in the stands for the buckball game in Buckball Season, attends the baseball game and receives Gabby's assistance in The Fault in Our Cutie Marks.

Season seven

Dr. Hooves appears at the medal/graduation ceremony in Celestial Advice, talking with various other ponies. He shows up at the art museum in A Flurry of Emotions, talking with Shooting Star in Forever Filly, in the stands at the Wonderbolts show in Parental Glideance, in the crowd at the Couture du Future Fashion Contest in Honest Apple, in a dream bubble in A Royal Problem, at Sweet Apple Acres with a fake cutie mark in Fame and Misfortune, and also cameos in Triple Threat and Marks and Recreation.


Times are approximate and taken from videos with no prolonged transition for commercial breaks.

Season one
1 19:57 when Pinkie Pie moves her head down then seen various times in the multiple ponies at 20:16.
2 20:22 then seen multiple times in the background.
3 2:28 in the line of ponies.
4 4:49.
5 None.
6 2:24 he is seen for the rest of Trixie's boasting, 20:06.
7 None.
8 None.
9 None.
10 None.
11 1:45 in the group of ponies, 2:49 and also 3:31, 4:40 and 4:49, 12:55 and appears most through the scene, 15:10 pushing a plow closest to the screen, two Dr. Hooveses at 19:31 and appears twice again in the next scene then again in 20:24.
12 5:22-5:45, making his famous scene.
13 6:41, 9:12.
14 13:19, there are multiple copies of them throughout Rarity's show.
15 None.
16 Pegasus at 14:22.
17 None.
18 14:42
19 None.
20 On the left at 16:42, when Fluttershy gets thrown around by Twilight's magic at 17:18, and again in the stage shot at 18:12.
21 13:39 through the rest of Pinkie Pie's song in the background, 15:51, 15:55 with the same mane and tail style as Goldengrape, 17:06, 17:59, 18:03 in the doorway, 18:18, 18:57 for a second, 20:04, 20:30, 20:34.
22 None.
23 12:06, 12:21.
24 None.
25 None.
26 None.
Season two
1 None
2 14:28 - in Applejack's flashback of Winter Wrap Up
3 None
4 None
5 None
6 None
7 None
8 3:15 - in the crowd praising Rainbow Dash; 4:52 - cheering for Rainbow Dash, between Derpy and Orange Swirl
9 None
10 None
11 4:01 ~ 6:56 - acting in the pageant; 20:24 - singing The Heart Carol

Duplicates: 20:24 - several in the sweeping crowd shot

12 4:12 - in Ponyville, surprised by Granny Smith
13 None
14 7:50 - cleaning the rodeo grounds; 8:52 - in Dodge Junction
15 3:49 - in the crowd complaing; 5:36 ~ 8:46 - in the crowd during The Flim Flam Brothers; 8:50 ~ 12:53 - in the crowd when Flim and Flam challenge the Apples; 13;10, 13:41, 13:54, 14:05 - at the cider-making competition; 20:44 - watching Flim and Flam leave; 20:55 - looking at barrels of cider
16 None
17 0:02, 3:30, 4:11 - in Ponyville Town Square; 3:54 - splashes Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle with mud during The Perfect Stallion; 13:37 - in Apple Bloom's fantasy of Ponyville
18 5:34 - appears during Smile Song
19 7:50 ~ 9:20 - at Iron Will's seminar (with several duplicates)
20 4:02 ~ 4:18 - listening to (and laughing at) Twilight; 4:55 ~ 5:04 - listening to Twilight and looking at Pinkie Pie
21 None
22 None
23 0:02, 9:01 - in wide-angle shot of Ponyville
24 None
25 None
26 14:29 - cornered by changelings; 15:26 - chased by a changeling; 17:47 - at the second wedding; 20:34 - in a photo of Rainbow Dash and Soarin; 20:35 - in a photo of Rarity and Fancy Pants; 20:36 - watching Princess Cadance and Shining Armor leave
Season three
1 None
2 None
3 13:23 ~ 14:40 - in the crowd complaining about Pinkie Pie

Duplicates: 13:23 - one in the crowd

4 8:13 - in the movie theater during Babs Seed (song); 15:11, 16:38 - riding a cucumber float, dressed as a pear; 16:03, 16:40 - in the parade-watching crowd (with several duplicates); 16:41 - jumps out of the way of Pinkie Pie's float
5 3:03 - near Town Hall when Trixie appears (no cutie mark); 3:05, 3:27 - in the crowd of ponies; 20:36 - watching Twilight perform for the Saddle Arabians

Duplicates: 3:03 - one in the crowd

6 None
7 None
8 None
9 None
10 None
11 None
12 None
13 19:06 ~ 20:38 - at Twilight's princess coronation; 21:08, 21:15 - in the crowd during Life in Equestria
Season four
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 None
5 19:58 - next to Rose; 20:27 - in the sweeping crowd shot, next to Rose

Duplicates: 20:31 - one in the crowd

6 None
7 None
8 0:00 - at the train station with a single suitcase
9 None
10 None
11 None
12 0:01 - next to Apple Bumpkin in Appleloosa; 3:11 - with other ponies during Pinkie the Party Planner; 5:43, 6:09, 6:40 - seen during The Super Duper Party Pony; 13:10 ~ 16:32 - watching Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's goof off

Duplicates: one at 0:01

13 0:04, 0:10, 0:50 - at the Ponyville Days Festival announcement; 21:20 - watching the Ponyville Days fashion show

Duplicates: several at 0:10, one at 21:20

14 10:05 - at the Ponyville Pet Center fundraiser; 12:16 - cheering for the Pony Tones

Duplicates: two at 12:16

15 9:37 - walking past the Hay Burger with Cherry Berry
16 3:42 - next to Amethyst Star; 4:26 ~ 5:12 - watching the Breezies fly through Ponyville; 6:17 - cheering for Fluttershy; 13:46 - trotting next to Rose, wearing 3D glasses and a tie
17 None
18 None
19 None
20 3:35, 3:40 - inside the tent; 4:13 - on Flim and Flam's display slide; 4:42 ~ 6:16 - seen during Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic (different cutie mark); 14:38 ~ 16:19 - as a Ponyville Swim Meet judge

Duplicates: one at 3:35, 4:42, and 5:10

21 10:29 ~ 11:04 - singing backup in The rappin' Hist'ry of the Wonderbolts
22 0:36 - welcoming Princess Twilight to the Traders Exchange; 4:50 - walking through the Traders Exchange; 13:16 - at Pinkie Pie's auction of Twilight's books; 14:26 - in the background behind the oat burger stand (no cutie mark); 19:17 ~ 19:59 - at the Traders Exchange trial (different cutie mark at 19:17)

Duplicates: one at 0:36, 14:29, and 19:59

23 None
24 2:16 - at the Crystal Empire train station; 4:33, 5:44 - in the Equestria Games crowd; 16:07 ~ 16:29, 17:29 ~ 17:47, 18:15, 18:18 - competing in the ice archery event (different mane style); 18:30 - watching the ice cloud fall
25 20:00, 20:05 - in an auditorium crowd

Duplicates: one at 20:00

26 None
Season five
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 None
5 None
6 5:15 - in the crowd worried about Trouble Shoes (different cutie mark); 16:05 ~ 16:45 - watching the hay bale monster stack; 16:53, 18:11, 18:27, 19:05 - laughing at the rodeo clowns; 19:15 - looking at Trouble Shoes; 20:27 - listening to Trouble Shoes
7 None
8 None
9 2:02 ~ 2:27 - having lunch with Derpy; 2:31 ~ 3:44 - with Derpy at his house; 3:46 ~ 4:12 - going to Carousel Boutique and asking DJ Pon-3 for help; 4:28 ~ 5:50 - entering the Ponyville bowling alley and asking Jeff Letrotski for help; 10:12 ~ 10:40 - bowling with the Lebowski ponies; 18:05, 18:20, 18:57, 19:17, 20:14, 20:49, 20:54 - at Cranky Doodle Donkey and Matilda's wedding
10 1:08 ~ 1:33 - at the Grand Equestria Pony Summit; 19:55 - listening to Spike's apology; 20:54, 21:12 - looking at the finished statue
11 8:06 - walking through Ponyville outside Pinkie's window
12 None
13 17:24 - in Ponyville's shared dream
14 None
15 None
16 None
17 None
18 13:06 - watching the Cutie Mark Crusaders run down the footbridge
19 7:19 - observing an apple
20 None
21 1:43 - standing in Ponyville
22 None
23 None
24 None
25 None
26 3:43 - standing on the same roof as Trixie; 21:05 - joining Starlight Glimmer and the Mane Six for the finale; 21:10 - as part of "Group B" for the finale; 21:31 - appears in final group shot
Season six
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 17:45 ~ 20:25 - watching the dance recital
5 None
6 16:15 - in the crowd for Trixie's show
7 14:07 ~ 18:41 - in the crowd for the Wonderbolts' performance
8 5:16, 6:11 - caroling outside Snowfall Frost's window; 13:22 - watching Snowfall and the Spirit of Hearth's Warming Presents pass by; 13:27 - walking out of baker with a tray full of sweets, wearing Third Doctor's scarf; 13:44 - dancing with Golden Harvest; 19:03 - standing with the same carolers from earlier; 19:19, 19:34 - standing next to Golden Harvest at the party; 20:23 - hanging out at the Hearth's Warming celebration with Rose and the other flower ponies, wearing the scarf again; 21:02 - taking part in the finale; 21:25 - singing the final lines
9 None
10 None
11 None
12 None
13 None
14 16:52 - doing the wave with Merry May, Sweetie Drops, Shoeshine, Parasol, Coco Crusoe, and Orange Swirl
15 15:32 - standing on a balcony as a "zombie"; 17:10 - stalking Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Rarity and the Cutie Mark Crusaders; 18:31 - trying to get into the barn
16 None
17 None
18 19:37 - in the stands for the buckball game
19 12:45 - playing baseball (different eye color and cutie mark); 17:34 - receiving assistance from Gabby
20 None
21 None
22 None
23 None
24 None
25 None
26 None
Season seven
1 4:10 - standing behind S07E01 Unnamed Changeling #2; 4:20 - at a table with Daisy; 5:17 - talking to Sassaflash and Goldengrape; 5:44 - at a table with Shoeshine; 6:22 - talking to Golden Harvest
2 None
3 6:32 - looking at a painting with Sweetie Drops
4 None
5 None
6 4:57 - talking to Shooting Star in a long shot of Ponyville and the mountainside
7 10:50 - in the stands of the Wonderbolts arena, seated next to Rose
8 None
9 19:16 - in the crowd for the Couture du Future Fashion Contest
10 13:54 - within a dream, looking at a statue
11 None
12 None
13 None
14 12:31 - walking at Sweet Apple Acres with an apple-themed cutie mark taped over his real one
15 9:04 - walking toward Noteworthy and Twinkleshine; 21:04 - at the ceremony
16 None
17 None
18 None
19 None
20 None
21 2:11 - walking past the Cutie Mark Crusaders' table
22 None
23 None
24 None
25 None
26 None
Season eight
1 None
2 None
3 None
4 16:19 - in the audience for the fashion show (shot reused from Green Isn't Your Color)
5 None
6 None
7 None
8 None
9 None
10 None
11 None
12 None
13 None
14 None

Depiction in comics

Comic issue 2 Midtown Comics cover

Midtown Comics Cover.

Time Turner appears on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #1 page 3. He is featured on the issue's Detroit comic book stores exclusive cover RE. On the issue's Lone Star Comics-exclusive cover RE, he is featured on the cover of a magazine titled Hoof Beat, showing him with a caption beginning "Time-Turner[sic] answers YOUR questio..." and a speech balloon containing the word "spoilers". On the Hot Topic variant of the issue, it features Derpy Hooves and Time Turner in a Doctor Who-themed cover, featuring the Doctor's TARDIS and sonic screwdriver. He is also featured on issue #2's Midtown Comics-exclusive cover RE where the reference to Doctor Who is made more explicit with him wearing a long orange and brown scarf which the fourth incarnation of the Doctor was famous for wearing. The cover also includes a nod to the Doctor's TARDIS in the shape and color of the street lamp, as well as a pony version of memorable Doctor Who villain, a Weeping Angel.

He later appears in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #8 during the battle with Nightmare Rarity's shadow creatures where he is seen trying to get his sonic screwdriver to work whilst a shadow creature looks at him confused.

Also in Issue #7 and 8, similar ponies can also be seen standing near him; in Issue #7, a pony resembling Matt Smith can be seen wearing a fez and bow tie, and in issue #8, there is a pony wearing a scarf with a mane style reminiscent of Tom Baker.

In Issue #9, Time Turner is seen in the background showing a Fob Watch to Derpy, claiming the watch to be him. Derpy however, questions whether she knows him.

He appears with a depiction of a Dalek[14] on Phoenix Comics & Games (and Everfree Northwest) exclusive cover RE of Issue #20. He also appears on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #44 page 8. In Issue #46, Time Turner runs for mayor of Ponyville, but he loses to Filthy Rich. He also appears on Issue #47 pages 2 and 17-20, Issue #50 pages 17-18, My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #37 page 20, My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #4 page 11, and Issue #5 page 5.

An alternate universe counterpart of Time Turner that resembles the Fourth Doctor (as portrayed by Tom Baker) appears on cover A of Friendship is Magic Issue #19 and page 11 of Issue #20.

Other depictions

Dr. Hooves, under the name Time Turner, is one of the My Little Pony companions added to Gaia Online in early July 2013. A description of him on the website reads "An earth pony that takes care of all things timey-wimey."[15]

On November 23, 2013, the Hub Network both posted on Facebook and tweeted a picture of Dr. Hooves and Apple Bloom with the comment "Here's to epic days for fandoms everywhere!"[16] and, on Twitter, with the hashtags #DoctorWho50th, #MLPSeason4, and #BestDayEver.[17] This hints towards the Day of the Doctor being on the same day as the season four premiere.

My Little Pony mobile game description

Time Turner was his initial name in the mobile game, but as of version 1.2.2 his name has been changed to Dr. Hooves.[18] Prior to the first version's release, Dr[sic] Whooves was his name in a presentation of the game at My Little Pony Project 2012 New York.[19]

Dr. Hooves keeps Ponyville's clocks in sync, sets the hourglass for cider competitions, and takes care of all things timey-wimey.

Baby Flurry Heart's Heartfelt Scrapbook

Dr. Hooves appears in a photograph in The Royal Wedding, in a photograph in All About Alicorns, in Cutie Mark Magic, and in Hearth's Warming Eve.


Mayor Mare and Time Turner trading card

Trading Card.

A mini-figure toy of Dr. Hooves was leaked in late July 2013.[20] A third mini-figure toy and a collector card of Whooves are included in the twenty-third wave of mystery packs. The collector card states about Whooves, "He loves spending time with friends." Dr. Hooves appears in the Comic Con 2011 poster along with many other ponies from the cast.

Dr. Hooves was first given the trademarked name Time Turner on the My Little Pony trading cards unveiled in BronyCon 2012. He appears on a card together with Mayor Mare, and his description bills him as her official town timekeeper, "the pony responsible for keeping Ponyville's clocks in sync, setting the hourglass for cider competitions, and pretty much all things timey-wimey." The cards were designed specifically with the brony demographic of older fans in mind, and the writer-consultant for the set has said the consultants submitted "at least a dozen direct fandom nods".[21]

Following the trading cards' July 2012 retail store release, the character has appeared as Time Turner on an August 2012 Mighty Fine T-shirt. Despite this, he still appears on multiple other Mighty Fine products as "Dr. Hooves" and as "Doctor Whooves". In August 2012, "Doctor Whooves" t-shirts and a "seat belt belt" became available for sale at Hot Topic.

In the collectible card game, α #197 UR, a card of Dr. Hooves, gives him the description "An owl delivered an ancient scroll to Dr. Hooves one fateful morning. The only legible text left on the parchment was XHRPPAXLFSVZB."[22] In the game's expansion set Canterlot Nights, #12 R, a card of Dr. Hooves, attributes to him and Roseluck the respective quotes "I made it!" and "You're twelve years too late!"[23] In the game's expansion set The Crystal Games, #10 R and #ƒ6, cards of Dr. Hooves, give him the description "Dr. Hooves just keeps picking up new skills. Nopony knows how he finds the time to learn so much", and #Pƒ4, a card of Dr. Hooves, gives him the description "There's an outrageous amount of running involved in being Dr. Hooves. Sometimes he can't help but be a LITTLE splashy." In the game's expansion set Equestrian Odysseys, #52 C and #Pƒ9, cards of Dr. Hooves, give him the description "Dr. Hooves was mere days away from perfecting the Flux Condenser before he heard about Twilight Sparkle's jaunt through time. Now he's moved on, and is trying to find a way to make time go to next Tuesday." In the game's expansion set High Magic, #69 R and #Pƒ11, cards of Dr. Hooves, list the quote "Not yet. Wait for it... Soon, soon, just a little longer... Get ready! And—oh, it's over? Nevermind. What's for dinner?" In the game's set Sands of Time,​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​[24] #1 F, a card of Dr. Hooves, attributes to Roseluck and also lists the respective quotes "If you could go to any time or place in history, where would you want to go?" and "When. WHEN would I want to go."[25][26]

A pair of plush toys of Dr. Hooves were released in January 2016, with the tags listing his occupation as an inventor, his special talent as Quantum Physics, and states, "Dr. Hooves is a somewhat mysterious stallion of great scientific knowledge. He makes much use of his intellect by constantly inventing things and has a laboratory in Ponyville which is filled with all sorts of strange contraptions of his own devising. Dr. Hooves is an easy-going stallion who typically keeps to himself, preferring to observe the events of Ponyville at his own leisure. Unfortunately, though he minds his own business about town, he still gets caught up in the hustle and bustle of the other ponies' adventures at times, whether he's being hassled to buy apples or being chased by changelings. He is well-groomed and is often seen wearing a sharp white collar with a green necktie. Though Dr. Hooves is not closely acquainted with the more prominent citizens of Ponyville, he is nevertheless a nice a likeable stallion and valued as a good friend all-around. No matter the occasion, Dr. Hooves is a gentlecolt who enjoys doing what he does best... science! Be sure to visit him at his lab if you have the time!"


Call of the Cutie
Apple Bloom: You sir, care t' buy some apples?
Dr. Hooves: Ah, no thanks.
Apple Bloom: Why not?
Dr. Hooves: I have plenty at home.
Apple Bloom: A-are you sure?
Dr. Hooves: Yes, I'm pretty sure I-...
Apple Bloom: You're pretty sure, but you're not absolutely positively completely super-duper sure, are ya'?
Dr. Hooves: Y-ah... If I buy some apples, will you please leave me alone?
Apple Bloom: Aaal-right!
"Oh. Umm... Oh, I guess that's me!"
— Pegasus version, Sonic Rainboom
"Though quarrels arise, their numbers are few!"
— Singing The Heart Carol, Hearth's Warming Eve and Enterplay collectible card game Defenders of Equestria #34 C card of Dr. Hooves
"Great whickering stallions!"
Slice of Life
"I need this suit tailored! It's an emergency!"
— Slice of Life
"What's this word you keep using — 'man'?"
— Slice of Life
— Slice of Life and Korean version of Call of the Cutie[27]
"This watch is me!"
Friendship is Magic Issue #9 page 8
"I made it!"
— Enterplay collectible card game Canterlot Nights #12 R card of Dr. Hooves
"Not yet. Wait for it... Soon, soon, just a little longer... Get ready! And—oh, it's over? Nevermind. What's for dinner?"
— Enterplay collectible card game High Magic #69 R and #Pƒ11 cards of Dr. Hooves
"When. WHEN would I want to go."
— Enterplay collectible card game Sands of Time​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​ #1 F card of Dr. Hooves
"Oh no.
Oh NO...
— Enterplay collectible card game Marks in Time #66 R card of Dr. Hooves


Dr. Hooves drinking S5E9

Dr. Hooves image gallery

See also


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