The Cutie Mark Crusaders adopt the name 'Gabby Gums' to become the gossip columnist for their school paper. They seem to have finally found something they're good at! But is it worth the pain they cause to other ponies with their hurtful stories?
On January 27, 2011, Lauren Faust wrote premises for this episode (originally titled "Pony Confidential"), MMMystery on the Friendship Express (originally titled "Marzipan on the Canterlot Express") and an early version of Magic Duel.
M.A. Larson wrote the full outline on February 21, 2011. He revised it on March 4, then wrote the first full script on March 29, 2011. Revisions were made to the script from April 6 through May 4. Voice recording began the next day, on May 5.
On June 16, 2011, this episode's title was extended to "Ponyville Confidential".
The full animatic was submitted for review on August 8, 2011.
The first fully animated version was submitted for review on December 1, 2011.
Production was officially complete on February 17, 2012.
This episode features the following characters:
Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo
DVDs with this episode:
(May 14, 2013)