Mr. Greenhooves in the episode Feeling Pinkie Keen
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Jayson Thiessen (English)|
Arturo Cataño (Latin American Spanish)
Mr. Greenhooves was designed by My Little Pony Friendship is Magic art director Ridd Sorensen. His name is not spoken on-screen until Putting Your Hoof Down; Sorensen refers to him as "Hayseed Pony" and simply "Hayseed" in a May 2011 post on deviantART, which has since been removed. He also refers to him as "Hayseed" in the audio commentary for The Best Night Ever. He sometimes holds a stalk of wheat grass in his mouth, which was originally intended to be a corncob pipe that produces popcorn, with Spike eating the popcorn as a gag for the show; the pipe was nixed by Standards and Practices. His hat is a nod to Craig McCracken's Wander Over Yonder,[note 1] and is one of the available hat designs in the game PonyMaker. In any of his appearances, he appears to have no cutie mark; Sorensen has stated that he "didn't include one on his original design because he had a blanket over his flank, but if we ever add one it will probably be a blade of wheat."
Depiction in the series
He first appears in Boast Busters, pulling a wagon filled with bales of hay. He can be seen with his wagon in tow on three other occasions: briefly in establishing shots in Bridle Gossip and The Return of Harmony Part 1; and in Feeling Pinkie Keen, splashing mud on Twilight Sparkle as he trots past.In The Best Night Ever, Fluttershy follows what she believes to be bird song, only to find out it's Mr. Greenhooves whistling while he tends to the gated gardens of Canterlot. Both the tune he whistles and the line "whistle while I work" are references to Disney's Snow White. He later sets off the trap Fluttershy constructed to catch some animals.
He also appears in Putting Your Hoof Down, watering some of Fluttershy's flowers. Fluttershy addresses him as "Mr. Greenhooves" and soaks him in water when he disagrees with her that he over-watered her petunias again.
- See also: Character appearances
|Y||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot|
|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|
- ↑ The following was available on Sorensen's deviantART page on May 8, 2011, but has since been removed:
Hayseed Pony was one of my favorite designs for MLP:FiM last season. I think he was designed for episode 3 but his scene got cut
Fun fact #1: His popcorn pipe was nixed by Standards & Practices. They made us change it to a blade of wheatgrass. It's too bad because we were going to have a little gag where while Hayseed was talking to Twilight, Spike was going to chow down on all the popcorn falling around them. Ah well. I think bubble pipes are okay though, so you may see a couple of those in an episode or two.
Fun fact #2: Hayseed's hat is a little nod to Craig McCracken's most excellent 'Wander Over Yonder' artwork. Check it out on his Deviant page and here: [link] - Hopefully you were one of the lucky ones like me to score a copy of the book!.