| Hondo Flanks|
|Mane||Dark grayish brown|
|Relatives||Cookie Crumbles (wife)|
Sweetie Belle (daughter)
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Peter New (English)|
Oliviero Corbetta (Italian)
Madoka Shiga (Japanese)
| Cookie Crumbles|
|Eyes||Light cornflower blue|
|Mane||¤ Grayish indigo and grayish persian blue|
|Relatives||Hondo Flanks (husband)|
Sweetie Belle (daughter)
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Tabitha St. Germain (English)|
Graziella Porta (Italian)
Gabriela Codrea (Romanian)
Hondo Flanks, also known as Magnum, and Cookie Crumbles, also known as Betty Bouffant, are the married parents of Rarity and Sweetie Belle. They appear together in Sisterhooves Social, Inspiration Manifestation, and one issue of the IDW comics, and Hondo Flanks appears alone in One Bad Apple. The two are not named in the show, but they are named in other depictions.
Development and design
Both ponies feature unique mane designs. Hondo Flanks and Cookie Crumbles share their cutie marks respectively with "Score" and with Pizzelle. Cookie Crumbles shares her body design (except her horn) with Mrs. Cake, Big Wig, "Maybelline", "Lemon Chiffon", "Nurse Sweetheart", Torch Song, S04E17 Unnamed Earth Mare #2, "Biddy Broomtail", "Chock-full Carafe", "Trowel Hooffield", S06E12 Unnamed Earth Mare #1, S06E20 Unnamed Earth Mare #3, "Aqua Burst" (except her wings), S07E10 Unnamed Earth Mare #2, and sometimes Screwy, and she bears a resemblance to Ribbon Wishes (except her eye color and cutie mark), G3 Chocolate Chipper, G1 Buttons, and G3 Garden Wishes (except her cutie mark). Both Hondo Flanks and Cookie Crumbles sport Upper Midwest American/Canadian accents.
Depiction in the series
Hondo Flanks' and Cookie Crumbles' first, and as-of-yet most prominent, appearance is at the beginning of Sisterhooves Social. They surprise Rarity at breakfast and enjoy a meal that Sweetie Belle made, Cookie Crumbles mentioning that she'd been giving Sweetie Belle cooking lessons. They entrust Rarity with looking after and spending time with Sweetie Belle while they go on a week-long vacation.
Hondo Flanks later appears briefly in One Bad Apple fishing at a pier near his house.
Hondo Flanks and Cookie Crumbles appear again in season four's Inspiration Manifestation in Sweetie Belle's company at the Ponyville Foal and Filly Fair. This appearance marks the first time Hondo Flanks' horn and Cookie Crumbles' cutie mark are shown in the series.
In Zen and the Art of Gazebo Repair, Hondo Flanks and Cookie Crumbles appear with Rarity and Issue 01 Unnamed Stallion - Magnum, P.I. on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #9 page 16, listening to a story told by Rarity.
Hondo Flanks is available as a playable character in Gameloft's mobile game. In the game, he is named "Magnum", and his in-game description states "Rarity and Sweetie Belle's father has a dashing mustache and three footballs as his cutie mark." A texture matching Cookie Crumbles has been included in the game's type01_master_05.pvr file. Cookie Crumbles eventually appears in the game as a secret Ponyville resident as of version 2.0.0, under the name "Betty Bouffant". Unlike her husband, she cannot be acquired either by normal purchase or the Balloon Pop mini-game. Her in-game description states "Betty Bouffant always dreamed of being a bride-to-be. With her white pants and cute frilly collar, she surely is one darling showstopper!"
The Elements of Harmony guidebook
On page 145 of Little, Brown's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic official guidebook My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony, Hondo Flanks is shown wearing clothing different than that he wears in the series, and Cookie Crumbles is shown dressed the same as in Inspiration Manifestation. The book revealed Hondo Flanks' horn and Cookie Crumbles' cutie mark earlier than the show did.
So Soft Newborn Sweetie Belle says "I love you mommy!"
In the Canterlot Nights expansion set of Enterplay's collectible card game, Hondo Flanks is named with a trademark symbol on card #45 C, which gives him the description "Not even the slightest hint of Hondo's sports enthusiasm rubbed off on Rarity, and she wouldn't have it any other way." Enterplay's May 13, 2014 Canterlot Nights card list lists card #45 C as "Magnum, Big Daddy" instead of "Hondo Flanks, Big Daddy". Cookie Crumbles is named with a trademark symbol on card #68 C, which gives her the description "Cookie's wish to pass down her secret Rose Velvet Cake recipe to her fillies has produced mixed results. Rarity nailed it, but Sweetie Belle's just tastes like nails." In the Marks in Time expansion set, card #96 U, Bedazzling Costume, attributes to Cookie Crumbles the quote "It's just like I told my little Rarity, there's no such thing as too many sequins or gems!"
- Sisterhooves Social
- Hondo Flanks: I'll have you know that Sweetie Belle here cooked this yummy lookin' breakfast all on her own.
- Cookie Crumbles: I've been giving her lessons. I wouldn't be surprised if she's got a cutie mark in fancy cooking by the time we get back from our vacation.
- Cookie Crumbles: And six nights, I know! Such a short time to spend with your little sis.
- Hondo Flanks: You gonna eat that?
- Collectible card game
- Cookie Crumbles: It's just like I told my little Rarity, there's no such thing as too many sequins or gems!
- Hondo Flanks on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Cookie Crumbles on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Magnum on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- Betty Bouffant on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Email mentioning Rarity's parents' voice actors. Retrieved on 2012 March 29.
- ↑ Jim Miller (2016-07-10). The Biggest Jerk on Twitter: "@The_Real_Jarkes @BronyCon They were on vacation and out of town.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 September 14.
- ↑ My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic - Universal - HD Gameplay Trailer (2012-11-07). Retrieved on 2012 November 8.
- ↑ kN81JtX.png (2014-07-08). Retrieved on 2014 July 8.
- ↑ "The Elements of Harmony" book (2013-05-28). Retrieved on 2013 May 28.