The Pony Pickers are a band consisting of "Raspberry Fluff", "Blueberry Pie", and either "Strawberry Gem" in Equestria or Derpy in the human world. They are alluded to and later appear as ponies in the IDW comics and first appear as humans in the film My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks.
Development and design
The Pony Pickers resemble Jem and the Holograms from fellow Hasbro franchise Jem (which has in turn referenced My Little Pony characters including[specify] Rainbow Dash and Sunset Shimmer), with "Raspberry Fluff" corresponding to Kimber Benton, "Blueberry Pie" corresponding to Shana Elmsford, and "Strawberry Gem" corresponding to Jem/Jerrica Benton.
In the DVD/Blu-ray audio commentary of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Derpy, "Raspberry Fluff", and "Blueberry Pie"'s appearance on stage is jokingly remarked on, with Jayson Thiessen noting in particular "I mean, guys, this is the movie right here."
Depiction in Equestria Girls
In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, the human Pony Pickers appear alongside Derpy as participants in the CHS Musical Showcase. Derpy plays the musical saw, "Raspberry Fluff" plays the triangle, and "Blueberry Pie" plays the cowbell. They are eliminated in the first round of the competition by the Cutie Mark Crusaders.
In the half-hour special Mirror Magic, "Blueberry Pie" makes a brief cameo appearance at the Canterlot Mall at the beginning.
Depiction in comics
In My Little Pony: Friends Forever Issue #16's story, tickets to a Pony Pickers concert are the prize for Ponyville's junior scavenger hunt. Apple Bloom says the Pony Pickers are Applejack's favorite band on page 3, and Filthy Rich says they are his favorite band on page 21. The Pony Pickers themselves appear in concert on page 22.
- Amy Mebberson (2012-02-20). Jem Pony!! Makes me wish I knew how to reroot hair so I could make her :). My Junk Drawer. Tumblr. Retrieved on 2015 May 22.
- Amy Mebberson (2012-05-06). Jem pony! Haven’t done one for a while, so here she is!. My Junk Drawer. Tumblr. Retrieved on 2015 May 22.