Sweetie Drops in Green Isn't Your Color
Human (IDW comics' Annual 2013)
|Residence||With Lyra Heartstrings|
|Eyes||Moderate arctic blue|
|Mane||¤ Moderate cobalt blue with Very light fuchsia highlights|
|Coat||Light apple greenish gray|
| Cutie mark|
|Voice||Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese)|
Agata Gawrońska-Bauman (Polish, S1E12)
Paula Arias (Latin American Spanish)
Anneli Heed (Swedish, S1E20)
Development and production
Sweetie Drops frequently appears with Lyra Heartstrings, which has been explained by a layout artist to be mostly coincidental and based on aesthetic considerations, as far as season one is concerned. Being a background pony, she has a different tone in her voice in each of her speaking roles.As with most background ponies, Sweetie Drops's design and color scheme are frequently used for filler ponies in crowd scenes. For example, in Fall Weather Friends, four or five Sweetie Drops can be seen as the angle pans past right before the race. Another four or so can be seen in the race stampede afterward; however only one is in the actual race. In a scene from Owl's Well That Ends Well, there are clearly two Sweetie Drops visible. She is also "doubled" near the end of the Winter Wrap Up song, right before Twilight Sparkle's finishing part, as well as many other times and places.
Depiction in the seriesSweetie Drops makes regular appearances in the show as a background pony, usually in more prominent ways than regular background ponies. For example, after Twilight Sparkle's chase scene in The Ticket Master, Sweetie Drops expresses her astonishment at Twilight's disappearance once she teleports. In Applebuck Season she is one of the characters lining up for free muffins, and is one of the ponies who fell ill after consuming them. In Swarm of the Century she is praised by Twilight for her good work on tending to the flowers.
When Apple Bloom secretly fills Sweetie Drops's bag with apples in Call of the Cutie and demands payment for them, Sweetie Drops complains and looks at Applejack disapprovingly until she is given additional apples at no charge.In Green Isn't Your Color, she enters Rarity's boutique, inquiring about Fluttershy. However, she immediately loses interest once Rarity tells her that Fluttershy is gone, and upon receiving a sales pitch from Rarity, she responds with, "And you are?" Later, she is one of the ponies crowding around Fluttershy after her presence in town is accidentally revealed by Twilight.
In Lesson Zero she falls under the spell that Twilight put on a doll, Smarty Pants, and expresses her love for the object. She is seen later fighting with Lyra Heartstrings in the background over the doll. In Secret of My Excess she is seen talking to Lyra near a well, which Derpy pops out of. In The Last Roundup, she is the only background pony to welcome back Applejack at the Ponyville train station; she also appears at the train station at the beginning of the episode, and at Applejack's surprise party.
She speaks again in The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, once again with a different voice, where she complains about the cider she bought from Flim and Flam having rocks in it. She also appears in Hearts and Hooves Day, standing next to Lyra in the village shot and appears screaming in Apple Bloom's fantasy scene.Putting Your Hoof Down, Sweetie Drops has a short speaking line with Cherry Berry on a bridge near Fluttershy's house, and as in previous appearances, she is depicted with a different variant of voice again. While dragging garbage trucks away from Ponyville, she offers to listen to Cherry Berry's stand-up comedy routine. She also walks around in the market earlier in the episode, wearing saddlebags featuring Lyra Heartstrings's cutie mark, whereas other characters have saddlebags with buckles of their own cutie mark or something related. She meets Lyra at a table in the background later in the market scene.
In Magic Duel she is glaring angrily at Trixie's return to Ponyville after her last visit. She is also present during the rematch between Twilight Sparkle and Trixie, ducking under one of Twilight's spells.
Times are approximate and taken from videos available online.
|Stands by Daisy and Minuette and rears up during the theme song.|
|1|| 6:47 – watching Twilight’s chariot land ~ 6:53, 16:41 – at the party, 18:40 – heading to the town hall, 18:46 – on a balcony in the town hall, 18:48 ~ 19:29 – on the floor next to Lyra, 19:36 – rearing up in anticipation of Princess Celestia’s appearance, 19:52 – staring at Celestia’s empty spot and murmuring to Lyra, 20:02, 20:07, 20:14, 20:17 – in the crowd surveyed by Nightmare Moon, 20:53 – lower body only, 20:58 – gasps at the mentioning of Nightmare Moon’s name, 21:06 – looking at Twilight, 21:23 – staring fearfully at Nightmare Moon.
Duplicates: 20:17 – Numerous duplicates in the audience.
|2||20:24 ~ 21:02 – standing in the crowd.|
|3||2:28 – in line for Applejack’s stand in Applejack’s fantasy, 4:23 – in the foreground as the Wonderbolts fly by in Rainbow Dash’s fantasy, 8:01 – on the dance floor in Canterlot Castle in Rarity’s fantasy, 8:18 – standing at the wedding, 10:58 – laughing with Daisy at dinner in reality, 11:19 – looks at Twilight’s outburst, 12:47 – running from rain, 17:11 – hears “Twilight has an extra ticket to the Grand Galloping Gala”, 17:25 ~ 17:32 – part of the mob crowding around Twilight, 17:38 – surprising Twilight from a doorway, 18:08 – cornering Twilight, 18:12 – surprised at Twilight’s disappearing.
Duplicates: 4:23 ~ 4:26 – lots of duplicates seen from behind.
|4||2:10 – running from the cow stampede in panic, 2:54 – observing Applejack herd the cows away, 3:57 ~ 4:15 – standing around in town, 4:19 – affixing decorations to a bridge, 4:53 ~ 7:41 – in the audience at the party for Applejack, 14:49 ~ 14:56 – getting free muffin samples, 15:08 – possibly Sweetie Drops recolored due to sickness, 18:09 – running from the bunny stampede.
Duplicates: 4:53 – one duplicate in the audience, 5:28.
|5||1:28 – standing near the fountain and near the joke shop, 1:31 – closer view of Sweetie Drops near the joke shop, 12:18 ~ 12:41 – near Sugarcube Corner, 12:54 – next to the vegetable stand, 14:11 – talking to “Cloud Kicker” at Gilda's party, 19:03, 19:16, 19:54, 20:11, 20:37 – laughing at mutual zapping.
Duplicates: 1:28 – two Sweetie Drops in different sections of the town square.
|6||2:21 ~ 9:59 – in the crowd for Trixie’s show, 17:42 – watching the Ursa from inside a house with Minuette.
Duplicates: 2:21 – two Sweetie Drops in the crowd.
|7||1:48 – on the bridge in the park with Golden Harvest, 2:35 – talking to Lyra, 2:50 – in the crowd listening to Twilight, 20:12 – standing as the pegasi clear the smoke.|
|8||0:11 – helping with the clean-up.|
|9||20:04 – standing in the town square.
Duplicates: 20:04 – three Sweetie Drops in different areas of the town square.
|10||2:57 – being praised by Twilight Sparkle for her work on the flowers, 14:01 ~ 14:10 with Lyra and the parasprites outside Sugarcube Corner.|
|11||2:21 ~ 2:42 – standing in the crowd to listen to the mayor’s speech (with a weather team vest), 2:48 – with the plant team with the appropriate vest, 4:12 – singing from the side of the screen, 4:56 – standing with the plant team, 5:47 – sings with the plant team, 5:51, 6:01 – holding the last note with Twilight, 19:41 – carrying seed bags at night, 20:25 ~ 20:54 – in the crowd looking at the mayor and Twilight.
Duplicates: 3:32 – one duplicate in the crowd, 4:47 – a version with a pale blue-gray coat appears from a corner of the screen, 5:18, 5:51 – one Sweetie Drops in the plant team and one in the animal team.
|12||4:57 – talking to Golden Harvest at the marketplace, 6:14 – having apples forced on her by Apple Bloom, 6:16 – “I didn’t put those in my bag”, 6:22 ~ 6:33 – looking crossly at Applejack and Apple Bloom, 6:36 – gets a bucket of apples placed on her back and walks away, 16:18 – at Diamond Tiara’s cute-ceañera.|
|13||4:08 – watching Rainbow Dash ring the bell, 5:30 – watching Rainbow’s bale of hay fly, 5:35 – carrying Applejack in celebration, 6:03 – in the crowd, 6:24 – watching Applejack leap, 6:31 – watching Rainbow leap, 7:11 ~ 7:25 – watching the final event, 7:18 – looking up at Applejack, 8:51 – at the Running of the Leaves, 9:08, 9:11 – takes her place at the starting line (contestant #10), 9:13 – warming up, 9:20 ~ 9:37 – looking at Rainbow from the audience (no tags), 9:40 – watching Applejack tie up Rainbow (tags included), 9:44, 11:18 – looking at Twilight, 11:27 – looking at Golden Harvest, 11:36 – starts running, 11:40 ~ 18:22 – running in the Running of the Leaves, 11:54 – in first place, 13:20 – in second place passing Applejack, 14:31 – passing Rainbow Dash, 16:41, 17:15, 17:42 – passing Rainbow (contestant #01), 17:56 – being passed by Rainbow, 18:19, 18:51 – standing near the finish line (tags are gone), 19:23 ~ 20:02 – in the crowd watching Rainbow and Applejack tussle, 20:35 – bowing before Princess Celestia, 21:09 – watching Applejack and Rainbow Dash make up, 21:21.
Duplicates: 6:03 – eight duplicates in the crowd, 9:08 – one duplicate, 9:11 – one duplicate in the audience, 9:13, 9:15 – another duplicate, 11:37 – entire pony posse intermittently duplicated for effect, 13:45 – three Sweetie Drops running, 18:19 – two Sweetie Drops, 18:51 – one duplicate near the finish line, 19:23 – many Sweetie Drops scroll by.
|14||13:04 – at the fashion show, 14:08 ~ 14:17 – viewing the stage, 14:31 – mouth wide open at the sight of the dresses.|
|18||15:14 – standing in the crowd for the talent show, 16:36 – staring at the Cutie Mark Crusaders, 18:40 – starts laughing, 18:46, 19:14, 20:02 – applauding.
Duplicates: 15:14 – two duplicates in the audience, 16:36 – one duplicate, 18:40, 20:02 – at least four duplicates.
|20||11:58 – in Carousel Boutique inquiring about Fluttershy, 12:08 – looks at Berryshine and then asks who Rarity is, 15:50 – part of the crowd around Fluttershy, 16:43 ~ 18:39 – in the audience for Fluttershy’s latest fashion show, 17:40 – looking displeased at Fluttershy’s performance, 17:47 – gaping, 18:07.|
|21||14:02 ~ 14:41 – in Appleloosa listening to Pinkie Pie’s song (wearing a gray top hat), 17:10 – in the crowd watching Appleloosa’s flag being raised, 18:22 – standing ready behind a barricade, 19:02 – runs from the buffaloes, 19:39 – runs from the falling clock tower.
Duplicates: 17:10 – two duplicates in the crowd.
|22||6:52 – bows as Celestia leaves her party, 7:08 – leaving the party herself.|
|23||11:18 ~ 11:29 – standing in the audience for the performance in Rarity’s flashback, 11:56 – in Canterlot in Twilight Sparkle’s flashback, 12:04 – in the crowd for the sun-raising ceremony, 12:36 – standing with Sprinkle Medley and “Forest Spirit” in the present.|
|24||2:22 – sitting and watching the night sky next to “Dizzy Twister”, 2:58 – sitting by herself, 3:48, 3:53 – standing up to watch the show, 4:16 – watching the meteor shower.
Duplicates: 2:22 – one duplicate sitting near another “Dizzy Twister”, 3:55, 4:20.
|26||4:43 – standing in line for Applejack’s stand in her fantasy.|
2:14 - in Ponyville main square (with two duplicates)
14:28 - in Applejack's flashback of Winter Wrap Up; 20:43 ~ 21:16 - in Canterlot Castle
Duplicates: 20:43 - four in the crowd; 20:51 - one in the crowd
|3||16:36 - "That incredible, amazing doll!"; 16:50 ~ 17:59 - fighting other ponies over Smarty Pants; 18:05 - staring at Smarty Pants before walking away|
|5||17:00 - approaching Granny Smith; 18:25 - in the crowd (with a duplicate); 19:04 - in the crowd; 19:23 - carrying Berryshine and "Piña Colada"|
|6||1:08, 1:32, 1:41 - in the bowling alley; 11:29 - in a house window; 12:21 - having a slice a pie; 16:12, 16:22 - watching Apple Bloom's cutie pox go out of control; 16:43 - "Cutie pox?!"; 16:45 - races into a house with Daisy and Shoeshine; 19:34 - watching the Seeds of Truth bloom|
|8||0:11, 0:24, 0:54 - in the Rainbow Dash Fan Club, wearing a Rainbow Dash head piece; 2:14 - watching Rainbow Dash save Aura; 2:33 - praising Rainbow Dash; 2:40 - watching Rainbow fly away; 3:15, 3:19, 4:02 - in the crowd praising Rainbow Dash; 4:16 - sees elderly ponies in danger; 5:03, 5:17 - hearing Rainbow Dash talk; 5:53 - sees Pinkie Pie run away; 6:05 - admiring Rainbow Dash; 6:22, 6:49 - in line for Rainbow's autograph; 7:25 - listening to Mayor Mare; 12:01, 12:35 - admiring Mare Do Well; 13:49 - talking with Shoeshine; 17:43 - in the crowd at Mare Do Well's thank-you parade|
|9||10:05 - in a checkboard shot of ponies during Becoming Popular (The Pony Everypony Should Know); 18:54 ~ 20:07 - at the Canterlot Garden Party|
|10||7:15 - next to Lyra Heartstrings as Spike passes by|
|11||1:51 - walking in the middle of the aisle; 3:32, 3:52, 4:20, 4:35, 20:05 - in the pageant audience; 20:24 - singing The Heart Carol
Duplicates: 20:24 - several in the sweeping crowd shot
|12||19:03, 20:32 - in line for zap apple jam|
|14||2:43 ~ 3:46 - at Applejack's sendoff party; 4:31, 4:52 - at the train station; 5:02 - at Applejack's welcome home party; 7:50 - on the rodeo grounds; 21:03 - welcoming Applejack back|
|15||2:08, 2:15, 10:09 - in line for apple cider; 4:09 - in the crowd complaing; 5:00 ~ 8:35 - in the crowd during The Flim Flam Brothers; 11:25 - in the crowd of ponies; 12:07 - with Berryshine and Golden Harvest; 12:09 - with Granny Smith, Apple Bloom, and others; 12:25 - looking at Flam; 15:41, 16:09, 17:45, 18:41, 19:21 - in the crowd at the cider-making competition; 19:43 - watching the Apples leave; 20:04 - drinking Flim and Flam's cider; 20:09 - "Mine's got rocks in it!"; 20:21, 20:26, 20:31 - refusing Flim and Flam's cider|
|17||0:02, 3:30 - in Ponyville Town Square; 13:39 - in Apple Bloom's fantasy of Ponyville|
|18||3:11 ~ 6:14 - appears during Smile Song; 11:26 - listening to Pinkie's announcement; 11:36 - laughing at Cranky Doodle Donkey; 21:04 - in Ponyville Town Square; 21:07 - jumping across rooftops|
|19||1:39, 6:25 - in the Ponyville marketplace; 1:59, 2:42, 2:51, 3:18 - with Lyra Heartstrings; 2:27 - walking with Felix; 11:14 ~ 11:52 - talking with Cherry Berry|
|20||6:21 ~ 6:30 - during Cerberus' attack; 6:40 - watching Cerberus from a window|
|22||Seen briefly in the crowd when Twilight Sparkle holds the bottle (could be pegasus)|
|23||10:03 grabbing a copy of the foal free press, 10:06 reading said newspaper|
|24||0:36 watching Big McIntosh carry the cake|
|26||Seen at the wedding, Seen looking at Rainbow Dash and Soarin.|
|1||With "Master" in Canterlot during The Failure Song|
|3||Seen in the crowd.|
|4||Seen putting up the banner and seen in the crowd.|
|5||Appears at 3:05, seen again at 17:15, seen next to Lyra at 18:10, seen at 20:32.|
|6||Seen at 00:07, and at 00:22.|
|8||18:06 in the crowd at the beginning of Raise This Barn|
|13||Seen at 02:05, at 03:03, at 04:09, 07:58 upset, 12:52 upset again, 13:10 says "Pinkie!", seen at 13:26, seen at 18:27, at 20:52.|
First partyA photo of a partially translucent mini-figure toy of Sweetie Drops turned up in late August 2012, and a photo including its corresponding collector card turned up in late November 2012; the toy and card were released as part of the seventh wave of mystery packs in January 2013. The figure uses the Applejack mold but features the color scheme and cutie mark of the show character. According to the card, "SWEETIE DROPS knows sharing treats makes them taste sweeter!" Her name comes both from the card and from the packaging of the wave, which each list the name as a trademark. A mystery pack wave 7 image formerly displayed by a mystery pack listing on the website of the Greek company KAPSIS depicts Sweetie Drops, referred to as Bon Bon, with the same design as in the show.
Sweetie Drops, along with hosts of characters from the show, appears on the Comic Con 2011 and Season 2 posters. On the Comic Con 2011 poster, she is in front of Octavia Melody, to the left of Lyra Heartstrings, behind Snails, and to the right of Trixie. On the season two poster, she is in front of Granny Smith, to the left of Golden Harvest, behind Princess Celestia, and to the right of Lyra Heartstrings. Despite being only coincidentally placed together in the show, the designer of the posters intentionally placed Sweetie Drops and Lyra Heartstrings together on the Comic Con 2011 poster.
Second partyLittle, Brown's My Little Pony Friendship is Magic official guidebook My Little Pony: The Elements of Harmony lists Sweetie Drops by name and appearance.
Series 2 of Enterplay's trading cards includes a card featuring Sweetie Drops, the front of which lists her name as Bon Bon with a trademark symbol. The card's description reads "Poor Bon Bon can't catch a break! She’s been accused of shoplifting apples, gotten trash rained all over her, was bamboozled by an enchanted doll, and served rock-flavored cider—enough already! Maybe her habit of trying out new voices constantly is an attempt at dodging her rotten luck? A lot of her spare time (she might say "way too much time") is spent suffering through the hijinks of her excitable roommate, Lyra Heartstrings. Don't be fooled through, those two are the best of friends!" Her card is #36 of its series.
In the Friendship is Magic IDW comics, Sweetie Drops appears on the back of Issue #1 Ghost Variant wrap cover RE (on which her inclusion was requested by Hasbro after the cover's artist Melanie Tingdahl submitted a design sketch that only included Derpy on the front and Lyra Heartstrings on the back), on Issue #4's Hot Topic cover and T-shirt, on Issue #5 Midtown Comics cover RE, on Issue #5 page 3, on Issue #9 page 13, and on Issue #10 cover A and the issue's Hot Topic cover. Her human counterpart appears in IDW's My Little Pony Annual 2013, as a student of Canterlot High and member of the gardening club. She briefly interacts with human Applejack and makes fun of her manner of speech.
In the book Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!, "Sweetie Drops's cottage" is mentioned in the narration of chapter 3, "The Road Less Sparkled", and "Bon Bon" is one of the names on Pinkie Pie's guest list for a planned birthday party for Rarity in the bonus activity page "Birthday Mix-Up".
Sweetie Drops, under the name Bon Bon, is one of the available playable characters in Gameloft's mobile game. Her in-game name is spoken aloud by Spike and Twilight Sparkle. The game's description of her states that her name is the French word for "candy" and that she has three bows as her cutie mark.
Sweetie Drops appears on a number of WeLoveFine.com merchandise designs, often near Lyra Heartstrings and also often along with multiple other characters from the show. On "There's A Pony For That", which references the commercial of the same name, the backgrounds of the icons that Sweetie Drops and Lyra Heartstrings appear in are each the same color as the other pony's coat. None of the designs refer to Sweetie Drops or any of the other characters by name, though "Sweetie Bon Bon" and "Bon Bon Voice" are the website's titles for two designs each featuring her and no other characters, the description on the website's page for "Bon Bon Voice" states "Bon-Bon is quite the voice actress!", the keywords of each of the website's pages for all six versions of "There's A Pony For That" include "bon bon" along with names of the design's other fifteen characters, the keywords of the website's page for "We're All Doomed" include both "sweetie drops" and "bon bon" along with names of the design's other five characters, the keywords of the website's pages for "Sweetie Bon Bon", "Bon Bon Voice", "Team Background", and "Ponyville Sweet Shop" each also include both "sweetie drops" and "bon bon", the keywords of the website's page for "Pony Constellations" also include "sweetie drops", and the keywords of the website's page for "Camouflage" include both "bonbon" and "sweetie drops".
- "I didn't put those in my bag!"
- — Call of the Cutie
- Green Isn't Your Color
- Rarity: Welcome to Carousel Boutique!
- Sweetie Drops: Is she still here? We heard Fluttershy was here.
- Rarity: Sorry, you just missed her. But you're still in luck! I'm having a huge sale of some of my best designs!
- Sweetie Drops: And you are?
- Rarity: Rarity, of course!
- Sweetie Drops: Never heard of you.
- Lesson Zero
- Mayor Mare: What's all the commotion about?
- "Dizzy Twister": They're fighting over that doll!
- Sweetie Drops: That incredible, amazing doll!
- The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
- Cherry Berry: I can't get the taste off my tongue!
- Sweetie Drops: Mine's got rocks in it.
- Comet Tail: I wouldn't pay one cent for this dreck!
- Putting Your Hoof Down
- Cherry Berry: Showpony business is tough.
- Sweetie Drops: Go ahead, try one of your jokes out on me! I laugh at everything.
- Cherry Berry: Okay, okay, okay. A donkey and a mule are stuck on a desert island...
- Annual 2013
- Applejack: Ooh, gardenin' club? When do y'all meet?
- Sweetie Drops: Uh—Thursdays after school.
- Applejack: Thanks! I'll see you gals there!
- Sweetie Drops: [quietly] "Y'all"? "Gals"?
- "Bon Bon Voice" WeLoveFine T-shirt
- Sweetie Drops: You just read this
- Sweetie Drops: In one of my voices
- This article's speculation page.
- Bon Bon on the Fan Wiki
- Ponies with a similar name: Sweetie Belle, Sweetie Blue, and Sweetie Swirl.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Backs of a selection of trading cards including a Bon Bon card. Retrieved on 2013 June 19.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic - Universal - HD Gameplay Trailer (2012-11-07). Retrieved on 2012 November 8.
- ↑ FiM layout artist discussing coincidental pairing of Lyra Heartstrings and Sweetie Drops on the show, 2011-03-09
- ↑ Fluttershy's and Derpy's saddlebags
- ↑ Random Merch: Bling Bags, Yoyos, and Paperplay. Equestria Daily (2012-08-29). Retrieved on 2012 August 29.
- ↑ My Little Pony Friendship is Magic 2 Inch PVC Figure Series 6 Box [24 Mystery Packs Pre-Order ships January]. Retrieved on 2012 December 6.
- ↑ Pony list on back of mystery pack wave 7 packaging.
- ↑ Sweetie Drops mini-figure toy and collector card from mystery pack wave 7.
- ↑ 1358419258_35581 1.jpg. Retrieved on 2013 March 25.
- ↑ Part of an online Q&A with the Comic Con poster artist.
- ↑ クラウドチェイサー改名？. フレンドシップ研究所 (2013-05-28). Retrieved on 2013 May 28.
- ↑ Spitfire and Sweetie Drops Funko Vinyls Found in Stores. My Little Pony News (2013-08-16). Retrieved on 2013 August 20.
- ↑ Fronts of a selection of trading cards including a Bon Bon card. Retrieved on 2013 March 25.
- ↑ Melanie Tingdahl (2012-11-30). Ghost Variant Signing Saturday 12/1!. melting doll!. Retrieved on 2012 December 8.
- ↑ My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic - Universal - HD Gameplay Trailer (2012-11-07). Retrieved on 2012 November 8.
- ↑ MLP: Bonbon Companion. Gaia Online. Retrieved on 2013 July 4.
- ↑ Dog Tags are coming!. Facebook (2013-10-09). Retrieved on 2013 October 9.
- ↑ Bronycon Panel Writeup: Enterplay, Collectible Card Games, and You. Equestria Daily (2013-08-03). Retrieved on 2013 August 15.