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Business Savvy and Pegasus Olsen ID S4E8

Business Savvy and Pegasus Olsen in Rarity Takes Manehattan

Joan Pommelway and Roger Silvermane ID S4E8

Joan Pommelway and Roger Silvermane in Rarity Takes Manehattan

Micro-Series issue 8 Mad Men ponies

Pegasus Olsen (as a unicorn), Bronco Benson, and Pete Canterbell in My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #8

Kind Earth (Business Savvy, Joan Pommelway, Roger Silvermane, and usually Pegasus Olsen)
Unicorn (Bronco Benson, Pete Canterbell, and sometimes Pegasus Olsen)
Sex Male (Business Savvy, Roger Silvermane, Bronco Benson, and Pete Canterbell)
Female (Pegasus Olsen and Joan Pommelway)
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Eyes Dark grayish cyan (Business Savvy)
Pale cerulean (Pegasus Olsen)
Light opal (Joan Pommelway)
Light cornflower blue (Roger Silvermane)
Brilliant amber (Bronco Benson)
Very pale gamboge (Pete Canterbell)
Mane Light amberish gray (Business Savvy)
Grayish brown (Pegasus Olsen)
Brilliant orange (Joan Pommelway)
Light gray (Roger Silvermane)
Dark gamboge (Bronco Benson)
Dark gambogeish gray (Pete Canterbell)
Coat Dark gray (Business Savvy)
Light apple greenish gray (Pegasus Olsen)
Light ceruleanish gray (Joan Pommelway)
Azureish gray (Roger Silvermane)
Moderate azure (Bronco Benson)
Light cerulean (Pete Canterbell)
Cutie mark
Business Savvy cutie mark crop S5E11
(Business Savvy, usually)
PonyMaker Clover
(Business Savvy, rarely)
Business Savvy alternate cutie mark crop S4E8
(Business Savvy, rarely)
Pegasus Olsen cutie mark crop S6E9
(Pegasus Olsen, usually)
Pegasus Olsen cutie mark crop S6E3
(Pegasus Olsen, rarely)
Joan Pommelway cutie mark crop
(Joan Pommelway)
Roger Silvermane cutie mark crop S4E8
(Roger Silvermane)

The Mad Men ponies[1] are six background Earth and/or unicorn ponies designed to resemble some of the cast of the AMC drama television series Mad Men, including Business Savvy, Pegasus Olsen, Joan Pommelway, Roger Silvermane, Pete Canterbell, and Bronco Benson. They are gradually introduced in the IDW comics' My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #8 and in the episodes Rarity Takes Manehattan and Made in Manehattan, and most of them are often depicted in episodes taking place in Manehattan, where at least one or two of them live.[2][3][4][5]​[​dubious – discuss‍​]​ Most are unnamed in the series, "Pete Canterbell" and "Bronco Benson" being placeholder names, but Business Savvy, Pegasus Olsen, Joan Pommelway, and Roger Silvermane are named in merchandise.

Development

Business Savvy resembles Mad Men protagonist Don Draper, portrayed by Jon Hamm. Pegasus Olsen resembles Peggy Olson, portrayed by Elisabeth Moss. Joan Pommelway resembles Joan Holloway, portrayed by Christina Hendricks. Roger Silvermane resembles Roger Sterling, portrayed by John Slattery. Pete Canterbell resembles Pete Campbell, portrayed by Vincent Kartheiser. Bronco Benson resembles Bob Benson, portrayed by James Wolk.

In early April 2013, Meghan McCarthy tweeted as part of an April Fools' Day joke that My Little Pony Friendship is Magic season four episode twenty-two would be "Best Pony", wherein "New pony comes to town and she’s cool and likes craft beer and Legos[sic] and has a typewriter Cutie Mark",[6] referring either to her own original character representation[7][8] or to Pegasus Olsen.

Depiction in the series

Season four

Rainbow notices the line of ponies S4E08

Business Savvy, Pegasus Olsen, Joan Pommelway, and Roger Silvermane first appear in Rarity Takes Manehattan; Savvy and Olsen are depicted working in a Manehattan office, and Joan and Roger are depicted having coffee at an outdoor cafe. During the song Generosity, Joan and Olsen briefly appears with different color schemes, and Savvy with a different cutie mark. Later in the same episode, Savvy briefly appears with a different mane and tail color, and all four appear later waiting in the rain for a cab.

In For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils, Business Savvy appears in Sweetie Belle's dream as an award nominee.

In Trade Ya!, Joan, Roger, and Olsen attend the Rainbow Falls Traders Exchange. Joan and Roger appear in a crowd auctioning for for Twilight Sparkle's books, and Olsen appears in the background while Rainbow Dash attempts to trade for a first-edition Daring Do book.

In Equestria Games, Olsen, Savvy, Roger, and Joan appear in the Crystal Empire stadium watching the titular event.

Near the end of Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1, Joan and Olsen appear in the amphitheater when Discord and Lord Tirek appear.

Season five

In Party Pooped, Business Savvy and Joan Pommelway appear riding the Friendship Express; Pinkie Pie interrupts Savvy's newspaper-reading. Later, Pegasus Olsen appears at the party in Ponyville for Prince Rutherford and his Yakyakistan delegation.

In Made in Manehattan, Business Savvy, Pegasus Olsen, Roger Silvermane, and Joan Pommelway make multiple background appearances in Manehattan. Savvy and Olsen sometimes appear with different color schemes, and Olsen has one line of dialogue while passing Applejack in a Manehattan intersection.

Season six

Fluttershy opening book of mane styles S6E11
In The Gift of the Maud Pie, Pegasus Olsen, Joan Pommelway, Business Savvy, and Roger Silvermane make multiple background appearances in Manehattan. As in Made in Manehattan, Savvy and Olsen sometimes appear with different color schemes.

In The Saddle Row Review, Joan, Olsen, Roger, and Savvy make several background appearances in Manehattan. All four attend the grand opening of Rarity For You.

In Flutter Brutter, Savvy, Joan, and Olsen appear in photos in Zephyr Breeze's book of mane styles.

In Viva Las Pegasus, Savvy briefly appears at Gladmane's Las Pegasus resort.

Depiction in comics

In My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #8, Business Savvy, Roger Silvermane, Pegasus Olsen, Bronco Benson, and Pete Canterbell appear at a pony-teacher committee hearing to discuss Professor Inkwell's competency as a teacher.[9] Savvy appears on page 16, and Roger, Olsen (as a unicorn), Benson, and Canterbell on page 19.[10][11]

Joan appears on My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #18 Books-A-Million cover RE, and Olsen appears on My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #21 page 5 suffering from a fungus outbreak in Ponyville.

Merchandise

Business Savvy, Roger Silvermane, Pegasus Olsen, and Joan Pommelway are all named with trademark symbols in the twentieth wave of mystery pack toys and collector cards. Business Savvy's collector card states that he "& Pegasus Olsen have fun working together." Roger Silvermane's collector card states that he "& Fancy Pants like to look their best." Pegasus Olsen's collector card states that she "& Janine Manewitz have fun jobs." Joan Pommelway's collector card states that she "& Roger Silvermane wear dressy outfits to work."

Joan, Roger, Olsen, and Savvy also appear on the season 4 poster.

Quotes

"Watch it!"
— Pegasus Olsen, Made in Manehattan

Gallery

Manehattan ponies in line S4E08

Mad Men ponies image gallery

References

  1. Meghan McCarthy (2014-01-04). Meghan McCarthy on Twitter: "Mad Men ponies! #MLPseason4". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 22.
  2. Meghan McCarthy (2013-11-22). Disc Family Daytime on Twitter: "My new favorite background ponies live in Manehattan. #MLPseason4". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 25.
  3. Meghan McCarthy (2014-01-02). Meghan McCarthy on Twitter: "Last tweet links to pics of two of my fave new background characters in #MLPseason4". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 25.
  4. Meghan McCarthy (2013-11-22). Disc Family Daytime on Twitter: "Wouldn't be #MLPFIM without a few pop culture references. (See previous tweet re: background ponies in Manehattan.) -- MM #MLPSeason4". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 25.
  5. TVLine.com on Twitter: "Exclusive Music Video: MY LITTLE PONY Bumps Into Some MAD MEN (and Women) in Manehattan http://t.co/onwXnQHF3W @HubTVNetwork". Twitter (2014-01-02). Retrieved on 2016 May 25.
  6. Meghan McCarthy (2013-04-02). Meghan McCarthy on Twitter: "Episode 422: “Best Pony” New pony comes to town and she’s cool and likes craft beer and Legos and has a typewriter Cutie Mark #MLPseason4". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 25.
  7. Meghan McCarthy OC Pony. DeviantArt (2012-05-20). Retrieved on 2016 May 25.
  8. Meghan McCarthy (2012-05-26). Meghan McCarthy on Twitter: "@chibiachika @MMeghanMcCarthy CM is a typewriter". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 25.
  9. Amy Mebberson (2013-09-14). Amy Mebberson on Twitter: "@AskMaridee HAHA I don't advertise my Easter eggs! But yes, the parents at the meeting contain many Mad Men ;)". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 22.
  10. Georgia Ball (2013-09-14). Georgia Ball on Twitter: "@amymebberson Figures. But I was thinking of Roger and remembering the wrong panel anyway.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 22.
  11. Amy Mebberson (2013-09-14). Amy Mebberson on Twitter: "@Masem close, it's Peggy, Bob and Pete.". Twitter. Retrieved on 2016 May 22.

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