|Mane|| Dark sapphire bluish gray|
Dark grayish cobalt blue (when younger)
|Coat||Light phthalo bluish gray|
(S5E9, S5E13, S6E9, and S7E13)
(My Little Pony Friendship is Magic/International edits#Censorship[specify])
|Voice||Yoshiyuki Shimozuma (Japanese)|
Sorin Ionescu (Romanian)
Mr. Waddle is a background Earth pony 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 usually of a bubble pipe, sometimes of three pipes, and rarely of an oil derrick. He shares his design with "Pipe Down".
- 1 Development
- 2 Depiction in the series
- 3 Depiction in Equestria Girls
- 4 Other depictions
- 5 Merchandise
- 6 Quotes
- 7 Gallery
- 8 See also
- 9 References
Mr. Waddle was designed by My Little Pony Friendship is Magic character designer Rebecca Dart, who stated in an interview 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
In 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 Ponyville watching Scootaloo jump off a ramp on her scooter in Sleepless in Ponyville.
Mr. Waddle appears in Pinkie Pride during The Super Duper Party Pony, as Cheese Sandwich spontaneously claims that he enjoys partying. In Leap of Faith, he appears in the audience for Flim and Flam's Miracle Curative Tonic demonstration. In Trade Ya!, he attends the Rainbow Falls traders' exchange. In Equestria Games, he appears in the Crystal Empire stadium spectating the titular event beside other elderly ponies.
In Make New Friends but Keep Discord, Mr. Waddle appears (with a different cutie mark) as a guest of the Grand Galloping Gala. In Slice of Life, he appears (with yet another different cutie mark) at Cranky Doodle Donkey and Matilda's wedding. In Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?, he appears in Ponyville's shared dream.
In On Your Marks, Mr. Waddle appears as a patient having his heart auscultated by a doctor as the Cutie Mark Crusaders watch. In The Saddle Row Review, he appears as a diner patron during Fluttershy's interview segments.
In The Perfect Pear, Mr. Waddle appears as a young stallion in multiple flashbacks. In It Isn't the Mane Thing About You, he appears in Mr. Breezy's store admiring the fans. In Once Upon a Zeppelin, he appears as one of the zeppelin cruise attendees.
In The Point of No Return, he is seen playing the trumpet in a band at the Silver Shores retirement community.
- See also: Character appearances
|Y||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot|
|S||At least one appearance where the character is the focus of a shot, without spoken dialogue or narration|
|B||Background appearance or an appearance where the character is not the focus|
|F||At least one appearance where the character is only in a flashback or fantasy-setting|
|P||No physical appearance, but appears in a photo, drawing, or figure|
|M||No appearance, but a mention by name or title|
|N||No appearance and no mention by name or title|
Depiction in Equestria Girls
Mr. Waddle's human counterpart briefly appears in the Shake Things Up!, as a customer at an orange juice bar at the Canterlot Mall, and Coinky-Dink World, in which he dances with Pearly Stitch at the Sweet Snacks Café.
In Rollercoaster of Friendship, Mr. Waddle makes a background appearance as an Equestria Land patron walking towards the park's light parade.
In Spring Breakdown, Mr. Waddle appears as a Luxe Deluxe spring break cruise passenger. He appears at the buffet with "Chelsea Porcelain", in the theater watching Trixie's magic show with Sand Trap, and attending the Rainbooms' concert. As the ship sinks, he is rescued by the Equestria Girls and transported to a nearby island.
Mr. Waddle makes a speaking appearance on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #9 page 16, wearing his clerical collar, a non-speaking appearance on Issue #27 page 6, wearing a differently-colored collar, and a speaking appearance in My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries Issue #3.
Mr. Waddle is a character in Gameloft's mobile game. The game's description of him states, "This sweet old stallion wears a polka-dot tie. You can make him blush with the bat of an eye."
In the Enterplay collectible card game's expansion set Absolute Discord, card #46 R of Mr. Waddle lists his name with a trademark symbol and gives him the description "At least he doesn't snore." For the same set, a digital card of The Smooze shows Mr. Waddle as in Make New Friends but Keep Discord.
- 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.
- Mr. Waddle: Everypony partner up! It's time for the Summer Wrap-Up Festival Games!
- Mr. Waddle, Frequent Napper on the Collectible Card Game Wiki
- Mr. Waddle on the My Little Pony Gameloft Wiki
- 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.
- MLP: CCG on Twitter: "What's this?! A brand new digital Mane Character card for #mlpccg Discord Day! http://t.co/RbjchQzgSY". Twitter (2015-05-23). Retrieved on 2015 May 24.