History YMMV / HappyTreeFriends

22nd Apr '16 5:55:13 PM TVT1234
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** The show is once again in this status since March 2014 after "Dream Job" was released. Several reasons come up: The production of multiple films (including one for HTF itself) by Mondo Media that, as of mid-2015, has yet to begin, Kenn Navarro working on two other internet series that Mondo Media isn't involved with (neither produced nor released), and Mondo Media not requesting new HTF episodes to be made.

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** The show is once again in this status since March 2014 after "Dream Job" was released. Several reasons come up: The production of multiple films (including one for HTF itself) by Mondo Media that, as of mid-2015, has yet to begin, Kenn Navarro working on two other internet series that Mondo Media isn't involved with (neither produced nor released), and Mondo Media currently not requesting new HTF episodes to be made.
22nd Apr '16 5:53:41 PM TVT1234
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** During late 2010 to Christmas 2011 ("See Ya Later, Elevator" to "Clause for Concern"), the show ended up in hiatus for over 14 months. Prior to the latter new episode being aired, 2011 was mostly filled with [=BlurB!=] episodes and Break episodes that have yet to be published on the web (note the older animation style) that are notorious for including the message [[{{Cancellation}} "Happy Tree Friends is dead!"]]. A ''Ka-Pow!'' revival during that year also failed utterly due to not even reaching more than a quarter of the funds required in Kickstarter. Speaking of funds, WordOfGod confirmed that the hiatus that time was due to the main show itself being low on funds. When it comes to the fandom, later that year it ended up being horribly shattered due to issues regarding a certain featured ''fan-made episode'', which regardless of which side of the {{Fandom}}/{{Hatedom}} you're on, most people of either side horribly trashed the fanwork.

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** During late 2010 to Christmas 2011 ("See Ya You Later, Elevator" to "Clause for Concern"), the show ended up in hiatus for over 14 months. Prior to the latter new episode being aired, 2011 was mostly filled with [=BlurB!=] episodes and Break episodes that have yet to be published on the web (note the older animation style) that are notorious for including the message [[{{Cancellation}} "Happy Tree Friends is dead!"]]. A ''Ka-Pow!'' revival during that year also failed utterly due to not even reaching more than a quarter of the funds required in Kickstarter. Speaking of funds, WordOfGod confirmed that the hiatus that time was due to the main show itself being low on funds. When it comes to the fandom, later that year it ended up being horribly shattered due to issues regarding a certain featured ''fan-made episode'', which regardless of which side of the {{Fandom}}/{{Hatedom}} you're on, most people of either side horribly trashed the fanwork.
22nd Apr '16 5:53:08 PM TVT1234
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* DorkAge: Every time the show goes into hiatus, but the most notable ones are:
** During late 2010 to Christmas 2011 ("See Ya Later, Elevator" to "Clause for Concern"), the show ended up in hiatus for over 14 months. Prior to the latter new episode being aired, 2011 was mostly filled with [=BlurB!=] episodes and Break episodes that have yet to be published on the web (note the older animation style) that are notorious for including the message [[{{Cancellation}} "Happy Tree Friends is dead!"]]. A ''Ka-Pow!'' revival during that year also failed utterly due to not even reaching more than a quarter of the funds required in Kickstarter. Speaking of funds, WordOfGod confirmed that the hiatus that time was due to the main show itself being low on funds. When it comes to the fandom, later that year it ended up being horribly shattered due to issues regarding a certain featured ''fan-made episode'', which regardless of which side of the {{Fandom}}/{{Hatedom}} you're on, most people of either side horribly trashed the fanwork.
** The show is once again in this status since March 2014 after "Dream Job" was released. Several reasons come up: The production of multiple films (including one for HTF itself) by Mondo Media that, as of mid-2015, has yet to begin, Kenn Navarro working on two other internet series that Mondo Media isn't involved with (neither produced nor released), and Mondo Media not requesting new HTF episodes to be made.
26th Mar '16 8:18:57 AM MagBas
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* {{Fan Character}}s: Hundreds of them. Some of them are creative, and others [[MarySue not so much.]] One OC, a grey wolf named "Ale", who is often paired up with [[DracoInLeatherPants Flippy]], is quite the celebrity of the bunch, to the point where some fans either question if she's a real character or want to see her in an actual episode.

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* {{Fan Character}}s: Hundreds of them. Some of them are creative, and others [[MarySue not so much.]] creative. One OC, a grey wolf named "Ale", who is often paired up with [[DracoInLeatherPants Flippy]], is quite the celebrity of the bunch, to the point where some fans either question if she's a real character or want to see her in an actual episode.
9th Mar '16 4:39:50 AM CHSTPC
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** Lifty & Shifty, sometimes. ''Dunce Upon A Time'', ''Swelter Skelter'', and ''Gems the breaks'' come to mind.

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** Lifty & Shifty, sometimes. ''Dunce Upon A Time'', ''Swelter Skelter'', and ''Gems the breaks'' Breaks'' come to mind.



** The Ants. The viewer is suppose to feel bad for them because Sniffles tries to eat them. But how can we possibly feel sorry for them when they torture Sniffles in ways that not even Fliqpy (the closest thing the series has to a main antagonist - excluding Lifty & Shifty) would put his victims through?

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** The Ants. The viewer is suppose to feel bad for them because Sniffles tries to eat them. But how can we possibly feel sorry for them when they torture Sniffles in ways that not even Fliqpy (the closest thing the series has to a main antagonist - antagonist, excluding Lifty & Shifty) would put his victims through?
9th Mar '16 4:36:53 AM CHSTPC
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* DesignatedHero: Splendid (intentionally).

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* DesignatedHero: Splendid (intentionally).(intentionally so).



* DesignatedVillain: Splendont (also intentional).

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* DesignatedVillain: Splendont (also intentional).intentionally so).



** Lifty & Shifty, sometimes. "Dunce Upon A Time", "Swelter Skelter" and "Gems the breaks" come to mind.

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** Lifty & Shifty, sometimes. "Dunce ''Dunce Upon A Time", "Swelter Skelter" Time'', ''Swelter Skelter'', and "Gems ''Gems the breaks" breaks'' come to mind.



** Cub. Unlike the other characters who at least have some form of defense (somewhat), Cub is just a child and, therefore, lacks that ability.

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** Cub. Unlike the other characters who at least have some form of defense (somewhat), Cub is just a child and, therefore, and lacks that ability.ability. Therefore, he's completely at the mercy of the cruel world of Happy Tree Friends (no thanks to his clueless father).
9th Mar '16 4:31:22 AM CHSTPC
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** And, the biggest offenders, the Ants. No matter how much they'll torture Sniffles, they will always be portrayed as in the right.

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** And, the biggest offenders, the Ants. No matter how much they'll they've torture Sniffles, they will have always be been portrayed as in the right.



** Sniffles, specifically in "Suck it Up". Usually, it's Sniffles that causes the conflict, but in this episode, the Ants do. And Sniffles is seen as the antagonist because he rightfully gets mad and attempts to fight back.

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** Sniffles, specifically in "Suck ''Suck it Up".Up''. Usually, it's Sniffles that causes the conflict, but in this episode, the Ants do. And Sniffles is seen as the antagonist because he rightfully gets mad and attempts to fight back.



** How about Lifty & Shifty? Yes, they steal, are often very unsympathetic and [[AssholeVictim usually deserve what happens to them]], but their deaths are some of the most sadistic. And, unlike Sniffles, Petunia and Cub, who, in terms of deaths, are getting better, Lifty & Shifty's aren't. Just watch the recent "Buns of Steal" episode.

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** How about Lifty & Shifty? Yes, they steal, are often very unsympathetic and [[AssholeVictim usually deserve what happens to them]], but their deaths are some of the most sadistic. And, unlike Sniffles, Petunia and Cub, who, in terms of deaths, are getting better, Lifty & Shifty's Shifty aren't. Just watch the recent "Buns ''Buns of Steal" Steal'' episode.



** A good number of people root for Sniffles to win against the Ants (especially in "Suck it Up" where they start the conflict by messing with Sniffles and getting off scot-free and "Tongue in Cheek" where they mercilessly torture him).

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** A good number of people root for Sniffles to win against the Ants (especially in "Suck ''Suck it Up" Up'' where they start the conflict by messing with Sniffles and getting off scot-free and "Tongue ''Tongue in Cheek" Cheek'' where they mercilessly torture him).



** Some veteran fans of the show see Lammy as a Scrappy because of her having a dark murderous side brought on by mental illness, something that's already been done with Flippy, making seem like the creators are trying to make that brand of psychopathic lightning that made Flippy so popular strike twice. Some rumors have started that [[WildMassGuessing Flippy is in fact cured (as evidenced by the fact he hasn't flipped out in years)]] - or, since ''On My Mind'', getting better - meaning Lammy could be another [[ReplacementScrappy kind of Scrappy]] altogether.



** Cro-Marmot isn't well-liked due to his, well, uselessness (being trapped in an ice block will do that to you). And, according to the HTF wiki, not even the staff like him.

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** Cro-Marmot isn't well-liked due to his, well, uselessness (being trapped in an ice block will do that to you). And, according to the HTF Happy Tree Friends wiki, not even the staff like him. him.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Splendid, particularly in "Gems the Breaks", where he intentionally kills the Mole and dries up a lake while pursuing Lifty and Shifty, who caused relatively less harm. Another example being "Breaking Wind", where he chooses the pages of his book over others' lives, and then throws away the last page after destroying the planet to get them.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Splendid, particularly in "Gems ''Gems the Breaks", Breaks'', where he intentionally kills the Mole and dries up a lake while pursuing Lifty and Shifty, who caused relatively less harm. Another example being "Breaking Wind", where he chooses the pages of his book over others' lives, and then throws away the last page after destroying the planet to get them.
9th Mar '16 4:27:18 AM CHSTPC
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: After the backlash the TV series got for giving Sniffles overly brutal and painful deaths ("Tongue in Cheek", "In a Jam" and, to a lesser extent, "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "As You Wish") that went way beyond what happened in his earlier appearances, season 3 either had his deaths be instantaneous, thus painless, or had him not die at all. Season 4 seems to be continuing this trend.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: After the backlash the TV series got for giving Sniffles overly brutal and painful deaths ("Tongue (''Tongue in Cheek", "In Cheek'', ''In a Jam" Jam'' and, to a lesser extent, "I've ''I've Got You Under My Skin" Skin'' and "As ''As You Wish") Wish'') that went way beyond what happened in his earlier appearances, season 3 either had his deaths be instantaneous, thus painless, or had him not die at all. Season 4 seems to be continuing this trend.



** Season 4 seems to be much more merciful to the likes of Petunia and Cub. They either live ("A Vicious Cycle", "Spare Tire", "Put Your Back Into It" and "Dream Job") or their deaths are, for the most part, instantaneous ("You're Kraken Me Up" and "Camp Pokeneyeout"). Considering these characters have had extremely painful deaths in the past, it's nice to see them not getting the short end of the stick.

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** Season 4 seems to be much more merciful to the likes of Petunia and Cub. They either live ("A (''A Vicious Cycle", "Spare Tire", "Put Cycle'', ''Spare Tire'', ''Put Your Back Into It" It'' and "Dream Job") ''Dream Job'') or their deaths are, for the most part, instantaneous ("You're (''You're Kraken Me Up" Up'' and "Camp Pokeneyeout").''Camp Pokeneyeout''). Considering these characters have had extremely painful deaths in the past, it's nice to see them not getting the short end of the stick.
8th Mar '16 8:31:32 PM TVT1234
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* FandomBerserkButton:
** DO NOT mistake any well-known fan-made character as a canon character. At best, you'll drown in disappointment but at least other fans are willing to simply correct you on that. At worst, you'll be shouted at by the more hostile fans, especially if they don't like the idea of fan characters in general (which also isn't helped by the idea of [[OfficialFanSubmittedContent Truffles's Video Bomb Competition]]).
** When it comes to shipping, if you want to ignite a fandom FlameWar, try saying that you hate one or more popular shippings (including the ones already featured in the show). While there are some fans that side with you, a shouting match can still occur between either side.
** Saying that you support The Ants instead of Sniffles can garner yourself an InternetBackdraft. Doubly so if you're a Sniffles hater.
** For fan character makers out there, it's not really recommended to create a fan character who is either related to Flippy, romantically-involved with Flippy or just plain copy-pasting his personality. Fans don't sit well with this, since they're already tired of this character trait.
*** Speaking of fan characters, over-designing them (either appearance-wise, character concept-wise or both) is usually not recommended as fans nowadays don't sit well with this idea as well.
** During post-TV series era, saying that Flippy has fully gotten over his flip-outs was enough to garner wrath of fans. It didn't help that the next time a flipped-out Flippy appears, it's only in Flaky's imagination ("Without a Hitch"). The fanbase has calmed down since the release of the Love Bite short "On My Mind", which depicts Flippy flipping out.
** Whenever something popular manages to "snag" many HTF fans away from the fandom, said thing will usually end up being the trigger to the HTF fandom's BerserkButton (most notably, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''; ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' may count too). It's not recommended to mention those non-HTF things to a HTF fan unless that same fan happens to enjoy both.
** Character concept-wise, mentioning that the cast is a complete rip-off of ''Franchise/CareBears'' characters will cause massive InternetBackdraft. Doesn't help that there's one exact case where someone made said comparison and, judging by the disabled comment section, that person succeeded in evoking the HTF fans' wrath.
** Don't compare the show with ''Retarded Animal Babies''. Just don't.
** Here's one way to make the fanbase violently explode: Mentioning that you like ''[[SerialNumbersFiledOff London Mobile Buddies]]'' and HTF is more inferior. LMB has its own explanation in the Web Original section of TheyCopiedItSoItSucks, so it deserves no further elaboration.
** On the other side of the fandom, they ''really'' don't like it if you strictly stick to the canon rules of the show. They usually label you as a "Fandom Nazi" and tell you that you won't be creative at all if you abide to the canon only. That's right, StopHavingFunGuys accusation in a non-video game fandom!
** For the more serious fans that have done their research, hearing [=FatKat=] being referred to as a permanent part of the cast is their BerserkButton. No, [=FatKat=] is not a canon HTF character. No, he's not a fan character either. He's a guest character (for a single HTF Break, mind you) who is simply a HTF version of an animation studio's mascot. Unfortunately, fans still make this error from time to time.
30th Jan '16 12:34:16 PM stuffedninja
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* {{Squick}}
* TastesLikeDiabetes: This show has been parodying this trope before it was even cool.

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* {{Squick}}
{{Squick}}:
** If you're sensitive to hyper-violence, then the entire show is a big squick factory.
** Lumpy ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext drinking his own stomach acid]]'' in "I've Got You Under My Skin".
* TastesLikeDiabetes: This show has been parodying this trope before it was even cool.A quite merciless parody.
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