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Aunt Holiday
Kind Earth
Sex Female
Residence Ponyville
House "a few stops from" Ponyville (formerly)
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Eyes Moderate scarlet (series)
Moderate amaranth (comics)
Mane Brilliant scarlet and light tangelo (series)
Pale, light grayish olive (comics)
Coat Pale, light grayish amber (series)
Grayish green (comics)
Relatives Snap Shutter (younger brother)
Scootaloo (niece)
Mane Allgood (sister-in-law)
Cutie mark
Aunt Holiday cutie mark crop S9E12
(series)
Ponyville Mysteries issue 3 Aunt Holiday cutie mark
(comics)
Voice Jackie Blackmore (English)
Olga Golovanova (Russian)
Auntie Lofty
Kind Pegasus
Sex Female
Residence Ponyville
House "a few stops from" Ponyville (formerly)
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Eyes Moderate opal (series)
Pale, light grayish persian blue (comics)
Mane Moderate arctic blue and light cyan (series)
Moderate purple and brilliant rose (comics)
Coat Very pale yellow (series)
Pale gamboge (comics)
Relatives Scootaloo (niece)
Cutie mark
Auntie Lofty cutie mark crop S9E12
(series)
Ponyville Mysteries issue 3 Auntie Lofty cutie mark
(comics)
Voice Saffron Henderson (English)
Olga Shorokhova (Russian)

Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are an Earth pony and Pegasus romantic couple and the aunts of Scootaloo. They first appear in the chapter book Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe, and they make physical appearances in My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #3 and the season nine episode The Last Crusade.

Development and designs

Holiday and Lofty were co-created by series writers Michael Vogel and Nicole Dubuc; their inclusion in the series was a collaboration between them and fellow writer Josh Haber. Their initial introduction in the Ponyville Mysteries book series was approved by Hasbro.[1] Holiday and Lofty are confirmed by Vogel to be a lesbian couple.[2][3]

Lofty shares her name with a G1 Pegasus mare and her in-series body design with Prim Hemline, Stormy Flare, "Greenhoof Hooffield", "Betsey Trotson", "Clarity Cut", "Candy Curls", S07E20 Unnamed Earth Mare #1, Professor Fossil, Old Money, and partly S08E01 Unnamed Unicorn Mare #1.

Like Rolling Thunder and Snap Shutter, Aunt Holiday speaks with an Australian accent.

Depiction in the series

In the season nine episode The Last Crusade, Holiday and Lofty appear as occasional guardians to Scootaloo, taking turns looking after her with other adults around Ponyville during her parents' absence. When not looking after Scootaloo, they live in a house several train stops away from Ponyville. When Lofty lacks the inspiration to give the quilt she is knitting a theme, the Cutie Mark Crusaders offer multiple ideas. Lofty later takes inspiration from their stories of helping ponies find their purpose, and she makes a Cutie Mark Crusaders-themed quilt.

Near the end of the episode, during Cutie Mark Crusader Appreciation Day outside Ponyville Town Hall, Holiday and Lofty join all the ponies speaking out on the Crusaders' behalf, explaining to Scootaloo's parents Snap Shutter and Mane Allgood that the Crusaders have a special purpose that only they can do. When Snap and Mane let Scootaloo stay in Ponyville instead of forcing her to move to Shire Lanka with them, Holiday and Lofty buy Snap and Mane's house and move to Ponyville so that Scootaloo can live with them.

In The Ending of the End - Part 2, Lofty briefly appears taking shelter with Scootaloo and other Pegasi in Cloudsdale as the city closes itself off from the other pony races.

Other depictions

Holiday and Lofty are first mentioned in an "interview" with Ponyville Mysteries author Penumbra Quill.[4]

IDW comics

In My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #3, Holiday and Lofty chaperone the Cutie Mark Crusaders' Filly Guides camping trip and teach them how to make a campfire treat called a sum'yum. When a mysterious fire breaks out at the Ponyville Retirement Village and the Crusaders try to figure out what caused it, Holiday and Lofty inadvertently give Scootaloo the clue she needs to solve the mystery.

Chapter books

Holiday and Lofty appear for the first time in Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe, the third entry in the Ponyville Mysteries series of chapter books. It is revealed in the book that Holiday is the older sister of Scootaloo's father and that she and Lofty look after Scootaloo while her parents are away "most of the time".

Holiday and Lofty are also briefly mentioned in the fourth Ponyville Mysteries book Peryton Panic.

Quotes

The Last Crusade

Aunt Holiday: You three truly have a gift for helping ponies.
Auntie Lofty: Leave it to you three to come up with more ideas than I've had in a year! Now, that's talent.
Aunt Holiday: I left you plenty of healthy food for the weekend.
Auntie Lofty: And I left you cookies. [chuckles]
Aunt Holiday: Whether it's encouraging others to discover their special talent...
Auntie Lofty: ...or inspiring them to do what's in their heart...
Aunt Holiday: ...these three offer the town something no other pony can.
Auntie Lofty: Maybe you should've thought of that before you sold the house.
Aunt Holiday: Lofty, don't tease my brother.

My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #3

Aunt Holiday: Now that we've learned the basics of a successful campout...
Auntie Lofty: ...it's time for the most important part. How to make a sum'yum.
Auntie Lofty: Did you find anything useful, Scootaloo?
Aunt Holiday: Personally, I think it's lucky you didn't get hurt! You girls should not be sneaking into places like that!

Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe

Auntie Lofty: Hey, slugger! What are you doing here?
Aunt Holiday: [to Lofty] Let me make Scootaloo some breakfast first, dear. Then you can give her the third degree.

Gallery

Aunt Holiday crying tears of happiness S9E12

Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty image gallery

References

  1. Lauren Strapagiel (2019-06-12). There's Going To Be A Same-Sex Couple On "My Little Pony". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved on 2019 June 14.
  2. Mike Vogel (2017-10-11). When I say "cute couple" I'm saying that Aunt Holiday and Auntie Lofty are a cute couple. Yes. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 October 12.
  3. The Geek Buddies (2019-06-13). Episode 7- Quentin Tarantino, Star Trek, Gay Aunts in My Little Pony, Marvel's Avengers and What Will Superman's Role Be in the new DCU?. Anchor. Retrieved on 2019 June 14.
  4. The Illustrious Q (2017-06-30). INTERVIEW: Penumbra Quill Sheds Some Light on Ponyville's Mysteries. Equestria Daily. Retrieved on 2019 June 14.
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