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who appears in several episodes of the show. He is an elderly pony with a light gray coat, a dark gray combed-over mane of several strands of hair, large, thick-rimmed round glasses, varying neckwear, liver spots, and a cutie mark of a bubble pipe. He shares his design with "
Mr. Waddle was designed by
character designer Rebecca Dart, who stated in an interview My Little Pony Friendship is Magic that she designed a bespectacled old male pony, and mentioned on Twitter  that the pony in question was designed as "Incidental Senior Pony #3". According to Tabitha St. Germain on Twitter,  Mr. Waddle may have been voiced by an animator.
Depiction in the series
Mr. Waddle noticing the balcony breaking.
Mr. Waddle first appears in the season two remastered
, riding the train with "
" and "
". He makes his proper series debut in
The Mysterious Mare Do Well
wearing a bow tie. When a balcony that he and other elderly ponies are standing on breaks and falls, they're saved by
Hearts and Hooves Day, Mr. Waddle is seen at a funeral service during The Perfect Stallion, wearing a clerical collar. As Sweetie Belle sings about finding a very special somepony for Cheerilee, she remarks about Mr. Waddle "this one's too old". He later appears in a wide shot of Ponyville wearing his original bow tie while standing with "Chelsea Porcelain".
Waddle appears again at the beginning of
A Friend in Deed, wearing a large, polka dotted bow tie. When Pinkie Pie passes him by, she compliments his bow tie and he blushes. He appears in A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2 during This Day Aria, Part 1, again wearing his original bow tie while standing next to "Chelsea Porcelain" in the wedding audience.
Mr. Waddle appears as part of the crowd outside the
Golden Oak Library in Too Many Pinkie Pies, and he also appears in Sleepless in Ponyville.
Mr. Waddle also appears in
Pinkie Pride during The Super Duper Party Pony, in Leap of Faith, in Trade Ya!, and in Equestria Games.
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
Mr. Waddle makes another speaking appearance on page 16 of
IDW comics' , wearing his clerical collar.
Friendship is Magic Issue #9
A Friend in Deed
Pinkie Pie: Looking fit as a fiddle, Mr. Waddle, and you're wearing my favorite tie!
Mr. Waddle: Aw, shucks, Miss Pinkie, you flatterer you.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #9
Mr. Waddle: Everypony partner up! It's time for the Summer Wrap-Up Festival Games!
Mr. Waddle image gallery
Interview with Rebecca Dart - Queen Chrysalis Designer. Equestria Daily (2012-08-20). Retrieved on 2013 December 22. ↑
Twitter / R_Dart: @GuyOthersome @EquestriaDaily .... Twitter (2012-08-20). Retrieved on 2013 December 22.