Shoeshine as a Pegasus pony in Hurricane Fluttershy
|Mane||Light sapphire bluish gray|
|Coat||Light cornflower blue|
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Tabitha St. Germain (English, S2E11)|
Asami Yoshida (Japanese)
Depiction in the seriesShoeshine is commonly featured as a background pony. Her first appearance is in Friendship is Magic, part 1 as one of the first background ponies seen in Ponyville upon Twilight Sparkle's arrival, and she usually appears with Golden Harvest or Cherry Berry. She is associated with carrots twice: she offers Twilight some in The Ticket Master in order to obtain her extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala, and she munches on a carrot with the greens sticking out of her mouth in Winter Wrap Up.
She appears in Ponyville's marketplace in Griffon the Brush Off and Call of the Cutie. In the former, she stands in front of the stall that Gilda swipes an apple from, and in the latter, she wears two shopping bags over her back; one brown and one pink.
In the episode Winter Wrap Up, she is part of the plant team. Unlike the other plant team members, she frequently appears with yellow bands around the openings of her vest, and the leaf symbol on her vest is replaced with a yellow star. In the instance where she is seen eating a carrot, she even wears the same armband that Applejack wears that signifies that she leads the plant team. Also during this episode, a version of Shoeshine with a pink coat appears in a corner of the screen twice during the song.
She participates in the Running of the Leaves in Fall Weather Friends. She apparently has one of her number tags upside-down; one reads "18" while the one on her other side reads "81". After the race starts, her number changes to 6.
She reads a paper at a periodical stand in Green Isn't Your Color. When she glances off to the side, she spots Fluttershy and exclaims this, resulting in a chase and the eventual surrounding of Fluttershy by the paparazzi.
She appears in both of the old-western towns in Over a Barrel and The Last Roundup, each time wearing a pink, white-banded cowboy hat. In the former episode, she draws horse-drawn carriages and helps in barricading Appleloosa later on; in the latter, she waits at Dodge Junction's train platform.In Hearth's Warming Eve and Magical Mystery Cure, there are crowds in which one of multiple Shoeshines wears a blue baseball cap; in A Friend in Deed, the same occurs with a unicorn sharing her coat and mane colors.
In Putting Your Hoof Down, she rudely cuts in line at Sugarcube Corner and is forced to the back of the line by an assertive Fluttershy; after this altercation, a mere glance from Fluttershy is enough to send all the other ponies in the line out of the shop, clearing the way entirely for the herself. In this brief speaking part, she has a San Fernando Valley accent.[discuss] –
In It's About Time, she is among the crowd of ponies who laugh at Twilight's story of being visited by her future self.Magic Duel she is almost crushed by a cart that Trixie sends flying in the first duel, but she is saved by Twilight Sparkle. She is also in the crowd watching the second duel between Twilight and Trixie, cheering when Twilight wins the rematch. She could then be seen in the crowd watching Twilight perform her magic for the delegates from Saddle Arabia.
Shoeshine appears in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 1, in Princess Twilight Sparkle - Part 2, in Flight to the Finish, in Power Ponies, in Rarity Takes Manehattan, in Rainbow Falls, in Pinkie Pride, in Simple Ways, in Filli Vanilli, in It Ain't Easy Being Breezies, in For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils, in Leap of Faith, in Trade Ya!, in Inspiration Manifestation, in Equestria Games, and in Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1 and its recap at the beginning of Twilight's Kingdom - Part 2.
Times stated below are approximate and taken from videos available online.
|1||6:51 – watching Twilight’s chariot land, 18:42 – heading to the town hall, 18:46 – on a balcony in the town hall, 19:15 – on the floor, 19:35 – head lowered in anticipation for Princess Celestia’s appearance, 19:46 ~ 19:55 – looking at Celestia’s empty spot, 19:59 – on the balcony gasping at Celestia’s disappearance, 20:01 – back on the floor, 20:07, 20:14, 20:20 – staring big-eyed at Nightmare Moon, 20:54 – lower body only, 21:05 – looking at Twilight, 21:09 – back on the balcony, 21:23 – on the floor looking fearfully at Nightmare Moon.|
|2||20:50 – standing in the crowd behind Princess Celestia.|
8:01 – on the dance floor in Canterlot Castle in Rarity’s fantasy, 8:13 – standing at the wedding, 17:11 – hears “Twilight has an extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala”, 17:22 – “I have a cartload of extra carrots”, 17:31 ~ 18:01 – chasing Twilight. Duplicates: 8:13 – one duplicate at the wedding, 17:45 ~ 18:01 – entire pony posse intermittently duplicated for effect.
|4||2:08 – runs from the cow stampede, 2:17, 2:36 – watching and cheering for Applejack, 3:18, 3:57 – standing around, 4:04, 4:12, 4:52 ~ 7:34 – in the audience at the party for Applejack, 14:52 – staring at the muffin samples from behind Minuette and Twinkleshine, 18:09 – runs from the bunny stampede, 18:19 – hiding in a house with Cherry Berry and Golden Harvest, 18:25 – running outside.|
|5||1:28 – standing near the fountain and in front of the joke shop with Berryshine, 1:31 – closer view of Shoeshine in front of the joke shop, 12:54 – standing in front a vegetable stand, 13:23 – looking startled at Gilda, 14:11 – arriving at Gilda’s party, 17:04 – watching Gilda try to blow out the birthday candles without laughing, 17:41, 18:22 – watches Gilda slip and slide, 18:34 – witnessing Gilda’s breakdown, 19:02, 19:24.
Duplicates: 1:28 – two Shoeshines in different areas of the town square.
|6||3:27 ~ 10:06 – in the crowd for Trixie’s show, 15:41 – gasps at the Ursa, 15:46 – running, 16:36 – staring at Twilight as she faces the Ursa, 17:45 – looking at the Ursa in awe, 17:48 – looking at Twilight, 18:04 – in the crowd congratulating Twilight, 19:08 – looks at Trixie.
Duplicates: 9:12 – one duplicate in the audience.
|7||1:40 – walking through the park with Cherry Berry, 2:19 – sitting on a bench next to Lyra Heartstrings while being counted by Pinkie Pie, 20:11 – standing with Golden Harvest and watching the Pegasi clear the smoke.|
|9||0:17 – closes window shutters, 20:04 – standing in the town square.|
|10||3:03 – walking up to Goldengrape in front of Sugarcube Corner, 13:57 – looking at the falling parasprites, 17:32 – running from the parasprites, 17:48.|
|11||1:45 – in the crowd to hear the mayor’s speech (with a plant team vest), 1:53 – chewing a carrot (strangely while wearing a leader’s armband), 4:14 – singing from the bottom of the screen with the same mane style as Golden Harvest, 5:47 – singing with the plant team, 5:51.
Duplicates: 4:47 – a version with a light pink coat appears in a corner of the screen, 5:18.
|12||4:54 – looking at Cherry Berry’s stand with a brown bag strapped over her back, 5:06 – looks at Apple Bloom and then at Golden Harvest (with a pink bag), 16:18 – at Diamond Tiara's cute-ceañera.|
|13||6:03 – in the crowd at the Iron Pony competition, 6:09 – watching Applejack and Rainbow Dash do push-ups, 6:12, 6:26 – watching Applejack land from her leap, 6:40 – in the audience, 7:11 ~ 7:25 – watching the final event, 7:17 – looking up at Applejack, 8:51 – at the Running of the Leaves, 9:08, 9:11 – taking her place at the starting line (contestant #18), 9:15 – warming up, 10:39 – waiting for the race to begin (contestant #81), 11:01, 11:27, 11:36 – starts running, 11:40 ~ 18:22 – running in the Running of the Leaves, 11:54 – fifth place, 13:20 – passing Applejack, 14:31 – passing Rainbow Dash, 16:41 – (contestant #18), 17:15, 17:42 – passing Rainbow (contestant #6), 17:56 – being passed by Rainbow, 18:19, 18:51 – standing near the finish line, 19:23 ~ 20:11 – in the crowd watching Applejack and Rainbow tussle, 20:35 – bowing before Princess Celestia.
Duplicates: 6:03 – nine duplicates in the crowd, 9:11 – one duplicate in the audience, 9:13, 9:15, 11:27 – a duplicate without tags behind the racers, 11:37 – entire pony posse intermittently duplicated for effect, 16:41 – two Shoeshines racing, 18:19, 19:23 – many Shoeshines scroll by.
|14||13:04 – walking up to Rarity’s fashion show, 13:14 – looking at Hoity Toity as he walks up, 13:19, 14:07 ~ 14:38 – viewing the stage.
Duplicates: 14:07 – one duplicate in the opposite crowd.
|18||2:04 – talking with Cherry Berry as Scootaloo zooms in between them, 2:11 – smiling at Scootaloo’s trick, 16:36 – staring at the Cutie Mark Crusaders with her head tilted during the talent show, 16:40, 18:40 – starts laughing, 18:46, 19:14, 19:51 – awaiting the last award of the night, 20:02 – applauding.
Duplicates: 16:36 – one duplicate in the audience, 18:40, 20:02 – at least five duplicates.
|20||10:12 – smiling at Fluttershy’s first fashion show, 10:45 – standing and reading at a periodical stand, 10:51 – “It’s Fluttershy!”, 10:53 – chasing Fluttershy, 15:06 – walking alongside Cherry Berry, 15:50 – crowding up to Fluttershy, 18:18 – standing behind Lyrica Lilac and “Royal Ribbon” at Fluttershy’s latest fashion show, 18:30 – listening to and agreeing with Lyrica Lilac.|
|21||7:17 – drawing horse-drawn carriages in Appleloosa while wearing a pink cowpony hat, 7:39 – participating in wild west dances, 14:19 ~ 14:25 – in the crowd listening to Pinkie Pie’s song, 16:52 – nailing a plank in place with Cherry Berry, 17:10 – in the crowd watching Appleloosa’s flag being raised, 18:22 – standing ready behind a barricade (hat is now red-orange), 19:02 – runs from the buffalo (hat is pink again), 19:37 – staring in horror at the crumbling clock tower.
Duplicates: 17:10 – three duplicates in the crowd.
|22||4:10 – walking away from Rarity alongside Cherry Berry at the party for Princess Celestia, 6:41 – listening to Celestia’s announcement.|
|23||11:17 ~ 11:29 – standing in the crowd for the performance in Rarity’s flashback, 11:56 – facing Golden Harvest in front of a corn stand in Twilight Sparkle’s flashback, 12:04 – looking at young Twilight push through the crowd for the sun-raising ceremony, 12:09 – standing next to Twilight, 12:12 – watching Princess Celestia take off, 12:19 – watching the sun rise, 12:25 – cheering, 15:36 – walking with Cherry Berry in the present day.
Duplicates: 12:19 – one duplicate in the crowd.
|24||2:22 – sitting and watching the night sky next to Orange Swirl, 2:58 – sitting next to Merry May, 3:48, 3:53, 4:16 – watching the meteor shower.
Duplicates: 2:58 – one duplicate off to the side, 3:48, 4:16, 4:20 – another duplicate.
|26||4:44 – purchasing apples from Applejack’s stand in her fantasy.|
|1||2:14 - to the left of Ponyville Town Hall|
|2||20:46 ~ 21:16 - in Canterlot Castle
Duplicates: 20:51 - one in the crowd
|3||1:21, 5:59 - walking through Ponyville with Cherry Berry; 16:39 ~ 17:159 - fighting other ponies over Smarty Pants; 18:05 - staring at Smarty Pants before walking away|
|4||14:53 - running away from Princess Luna, next to Sprinkle Medley|
|5||17:00 - approaching Granny Smith; 17:48, 18:25, 19:08 - watching the race
Duplicates: 18:25 - one in the crowd
|6||11:29 - next to Cherry Berry; 11:36 - watching Apple Bloom's talents; 12:20 - having a slice a pie; 12:24 - admiring Apple Bloom; 16:05 - watching Apple Bloom's cutie pox go out of control; 16:43 - "Cutie pox?!"; 16:45 - races into a house with Daisy and Sweetie Drops; 17:43 - in a house with Berryshine; 19:24 - listening to Apple Bloom tell the truth; 19:34 - watching the Seeds of Truth bloom|
|8||3:19, 4:02 - in the crowd praising Rainbow Dash; 4:14 - sees elderly ponies in danger; 4:33 - cheering for Rainbow Dash; 5:48, 6:04 - in the crowd;, 6:05 - admiring Rainbow Dash; 7:22 - admiring Mare Do Well; 7:25 - listening to Mayor Mare; 13:49 - talking with Sweetie Drops; 16:18 - disapproving of Rainbow Dash; 17:43 - in the crowd at Mare Do Well's thank-you parade|
|9||10:01 - at an opera during Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know); 10:05 - in a checkboard shot of ponies; 14:44, 15:20, 17:38, 20:02 - at the Canterlot Garden Party|
|10||6:20 - walking through Ponyville with Cherry Berry; 16:30 - running through Ponyville|
|11||1:51 - walking in the middle of the aisle; 3:32, 3:46, 3:52, 4:20, 4:35, 7:23, 12:19, 14:33, 20:05, 20:39 - in the pageant audience; 14:50 - "We get it! Move on!"; 20:24 - singing The Heart Carol
Duplicates: 1:51 - at the front of the audience on the left side; 3:46 - one behind Shoeshine; 20:05 - one in the crowd; 20:24 -several in the sweeping crowd shot
|12||4:12 - in Ponyville, surprised by Granny Smith; 5:09 - looking toward Granny Smith; 20:31 - in line for zap apple jam|
|14||2:43 ~ 3:46 - at Applejack's sendoff party; 4:45 - on the train to Canterlot; 7:16 - at the Canterlot train station; 7:50 - lowering a flag; 16:04 - at the train station with Lucky Clover and "Shady Daze"
Duplicates: 3:18 - with Berryshine's cutie mark; 3:31
|15||2:09, 2:15, 10:09 - in line for apple cider; 3:47 ~ 4:12 - in the crowd complaing; 4:13 - walking away from the cider stand; 4:36 - looking toward the Super Speedy Cider Squeezy; 5:00 ~ 8:23 - in the crowd during The Flim Flam Brothers; 10:57 - trampling Twilight, Applejack, and Spike; 11:32, 11:46, 12:09 - in the crowd of ponies; 13:05 - when the crowd disperses; 13:54 ~ 19:21 - in the crowd at the cider-making competition; 19:43 - watching the Apples leave|
|17||0:02, 3:30, 4:11 - in Ponyville Town Square; 13:37 - in Apple Bloom's fantasy of Ponyville|
|18||4:21 ~ 6:14 - appears during Smile Song; 8:42 - walking through Ponyville with Cherry Berry; 11:26 - listening to Pinkie Pie's announcement; 11:36 - laughing at Cranky Doodle Donkey; 21:04 - in Ponyville Town Square|
|19||7:06 ~ 8:44 - at Iron Will's seminar (with multiple duplicates); 7:06 ~ 9:20 - at Iron Will's seminar (with multiple duplicates); 12:01 - cuts in front of Fluttershy (speaking role)|
|20||3:43 - walking next to Cherry Berry; 4:02 ~ 4:22 - listening to (and laughing at) Twilight; 6:21 ~ 6:30 - during Cerberus' attack; 6:33 - hiding in a barrel|
|22||6:00 - in Fluttershy's flashback (as a Pegasus)|
|23||9:12 - in the Ponyville marketplace; 20:04 - in wide-angle shot of Ponyville|
|24||0:37 - watching Big McIntosh carry the cake|
|26||5:55 - at the wedding during This Day Aria, Part 1; 6:58, 8:05 - at the first wedding ceremony; 18:08 - at the second wedding; 20:28 - at the wedding reception; 20:36 - watching Princess Cadance and Shining Armor leave|
|1||6:17 - sitting at a Canterlot café table during The Failure Song|
|3||14:40 - in the crowd of ponies|
|4||13:04, 15:16 ~ 16:40 - at the Summer Harvest Parade (with several duplicates); 15:42 - playing the cymbals in the parade (different cutie mark)|
|5||3:05 - in the crowd of ponies; 4:47 - laughing at Trixie in her flashback; 6:02 - runs away from flying cart and trips; 17:15, 17:37 - watching Twilight and Trixie's second duel; 20:21 - walking up to Twilight after the duel; 20:32 - watching Twilight perform for the Saddle Arabians|
|6||0:08 - talking with Cherry Berry; 0:12 - watching Scootaloo race by|
|8||18:09 - seen at the beginning of Raise This Barn|
|11||16:01, 16:20 - on the train to the Crystal Empire|
|12||0:39 - boarding the train to the Crystal Empire|
|13||0:32 - at a café table with Berryshine; 2:59 ~ 3:11 - in the crowd at Sugarcube Corner; 6:28 - glares at Rarity before shutting her window; 13:03 ~ 13:26 - in the crowd during A True, True Friend; 15:35 - in flashback of Friendship is Magic, part 1; 15:40 - in flashback of Boast Busters; 18:24 ~ 18:50 - at Twilight's princess coronation (with multiple duplicates); 20:53 - in the crowd during Life in Equestria
Duplicates: 20:53 - one in the crowd
|1||0:47 - in formal attire alongside "Ponet", 13:26 - running through Ponyville|
|2||20:27 - in the crowd at the Summer Sun Celebration|
|5||19:51 - watching the Cutie Mark Crusaders speed by|
|6||5:55 - fleeing from Mane-iac|
|8||3:23 - walking through Manehattan in formal attire|
|10||14:00, 14:22 - seeing Rainbow Dash in a wheelchair; 20:26 - cheering for the Ponyville team|
|12||0:01 - dancing in Appleloosa; 2:10 - trotting by Mr. and Mrs. Cake; 3:06, 3:09 - with other ponies during Pinkie the Party Planner; 5:43, 6:33, 6:44 - seen during The Super Duper Party Pony; 9:25 - opening a mailbox during Pinkie's Lament; 13:10, 13:53 ~ 16:32 - watching Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's goof off; 18:22, 19:01 - in Cheese Sandwich's flashback during Cheese Confesses; 20:09 - seen during Make a Wish|
|13||0:08, 0:10, 0:43 - at the Ponyville Days Festival announcement; 4:52, 4:56 - at the train station with Cherry Berry; 5:05 - looking at Rarity; 6:07. 6:11 - in Ponyville next to Sweetie Drops; 9:21, 9:39 - talking with Cherry Fizzy
Duplicates: several at 0:10
|14||12:16 - cheering for the Ponytones|
|16||2:30 - walking with Cherry Berry; 4:11 ~ 5:12 - watching the Breezies fly through Ponyville; 5:21 - gasping in horror
Duplicates: several at 4:11 and 4:18, one at 5:21
|19||2:24 - entering the auditorium; 3:42 - applauding the Cutie Mark Crusaders; 5:07 - in the auditorium lobby; 9:40 - in Sweetie Belle's dream, in formal attire|
|20||3:05, 3:14 - walking toward Flim and Flam's tent; 4:45 ~ 7:20 - seen during Flim Flam Miracle Curative Tonic; 9:41 - inside the tent; 13:51 ~ 14:23 - in line to buy tonic; 15:22 - near Flim and Flam's tonic stand; 16:42 - trotting up to Apple Bloom and Granny Smith; 20:07, 20:22 - in the crowd of ponies|
|22||0:10 - walking with Gizmo; 0:36 - welcoming Princess Twilight to the Traders Exchange; 1:56 - admiring Princess Twilight; 11:13, 11:46 - walking through the Traders Exchange; 11:57 - standing near "Cloud Kicker" and Sprinkle Medley; 12:35, 12:48, 18:04 - at Pinkie Pie's auction of Twilight's books; 14:28 - buying an oat burger; 15:10, 15:13 - in an ever-condensing crowd of ponies; 15:25 - walking with Cherry Berry; 15:27, 17:56 - standing with Sprinkle Medley; 18:35 - walking away from Pinkie's auction; 19:24, 19:59 - at the Traders Exchange trial; 20:10 - leaving the Traders Exchange
Duplicates: one at 0:36
|23||0:06 - standing in front of a table of treats at the Foal and Filly Fair|
|24||4:40 - in the Equestria Games crowd (in formal attire); 14:38 - listening to Spike sing|
|25||19:53, 20:00, 20:05 - in an auditorium crowd; 20:41 - running away from Discord; 20:43 - captured by Discord; 20:47 - looking scared at Lord Tirek|
Depiction in Rainbow Rocks
MerchandiseA glitter mini-figure toy with Shoeshine's likeness was released in May 2012 as part of the fourth wave of mystery packs. The toy uses the Applejack mold but features Shoeshine's base color, eye color, and cutie mark. Her name comes from the collector card accompanying the toy. The European collector card describes Shoeshine as "so understanding". The U.S. collector card has a longer description and reads, "SHOESHINE is understanding and listens to her friends!"
A second Shoeshine mini-figure toy and collector card pair was released in November 2012 as part of the sixth wave of mystery packs. The U.S. collector card uses the same description as the previous U.S. collector card.
A third Shoeshine mini-figure toy and collector card pair was released in November 2013 as part of the ninth wave of mystery packs. The U.S. collector card uses the same description as the previous two U.S. collector cards.
- "I have a cartload of extra carrots."
- — The Ticket Master
- "It's Fluttershy!"
- — Green Isn't Your Color
- "We get it! Move on!"
- — Hearth's Warming Eve
- "Uh... I guess, maybe."
- — Putting Your Hoof Down
- ↑ Andrea Libman (2013-03-10). Twitter answer. Retrieved on 2013 March 10.
- ↑ Shoeshine's U.S. Mystery Pack Card (Wave 4). Retrieved on 2012 October 6.
- ↑ Complete Set of Wave 6 Blindbags Revealed. Equestria Daily (2012-10-10). Retrieved on 2012 December 22.
- ↑ http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/PopCulture/Collectibles/WhatsNew/My+Little+Pony+Blind+Bag+Figure-10100878.jsp. Hot Topic. Retrieved on 2013 December 7.
- ↑ T2UjddXp4aXXXXXXXX_!!52061440.jpg. Retrieved on 2013 September 12.
- ↑ 1.jpg. Retrieved on 2013 December 7.
- ↑ Funko My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Sweetie Drops Vinyl Collectible. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2014 July 20.
- ↑ Funko My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Sweetie Drops Vinyl Collectible. Vanilla Underground. Retrieved on 2014 July 20.