I think of this pony as Babs's older sister, Sunflower... or, at least, how she appears in the pony world. I also think of them as being the children of Aunt & Uncle Orange. I would love the idea of Sunflower giving Babs a little flight to lift her spirits after a bit of bullying...!
For some reason, the sunflower reminds me of Plants vs. Zombies. Besides the fact that sunflowers DO play a big part in PvZ, I don't know if the reason I thought of it this time is just because I'm up too late or what. XD
Yeah, this whole 'no can has staff member pony'/censor everything thing now is a derp in itself. There have been plenty of shows and movies have had staff members, or other people injected as background characters, both with and without speaking roles. An example.
Also, the hidden Derpy we became accustomed to looking for in S1 & S2 is akin to the 90's cartoon Freakazoid! with Emmitt Nevrend. And the end credits listed how many times he appeared, too.
[link] If you look closely, they forgot to follow up on their censoring on that shot. Shows how much of a rush job it was to edit her out (Next time they should put the head honcho that's behind that in an ep. as a background pony. Will they censor themselves? )
BTW, Solar...Please tell me you are at least considering fixing this to be/drawing Wild Fire next? It's a shame we don't see the other staff members with pony selves much. Could make a Running Man spoof with them. Name tags! Chasing! Betrayal! FUN!
(meant to post this hours ago, but with 40+ tabs, I forgot to post it XD)
Someone with decent video editing skills needs to recolour her in the freaking -episode-..... or hasbro release the original cut in some super special brony-focused collectors edition DVD (We eat that shit up "Holy crap, it has Over the Barrel with orignal Derpy and Wonderbolts Academy unaired wildfire cut! ALL OF MY MONEY!"). The episode would have a little bit more of an awesome impact if it had gotten through. So we all lost out ..... on the upside at least Libman thinks you are pretty enough in pony form to be her, and I would say that's a compliment. (Still personally calling her Mildfire, it worked for Wario.)
I'm just going to assume that it was Wild Fire in disguise. She wanted to act really nice to others to see what being overly nice felt like, but didn't want ponies to know it was her(to protect the image she had built up).
On a more serious note, sad to see that Wild Fire got recolored. I thought her mane style looked familiar in the episode, but I couldn't figure out why until people mentioned it.