Ponyville Confidential is the 23rd Season 2 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.


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:

Main characters
09 - Cutie Mark Crusaders
Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo
05 - Rarity
01 - Twilight Sparkle
Twilight Sparkle
02 - Pinkie Pie
Pinkie Pie
04 - Rainbow Dash
Rainbow Dash
06 - Applejack
03 - Fluttershy
07 - Spike

Home media

DVDs with this episode:

Mylittlepony season2
Season Two
(May 14, 2013)


My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Ponyville Confidential" (Promo) - The Hub

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic "Ponyville Confidential" (Promo) - The Hub

March 29, 2012

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