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Fridge: Happy Tree Friends

Fridge Brilliance

  • Take almost any episode where Lumpy and The Mole are given a job. According to the DVD commentary for Concrete Solution, the writers just do this because they need something bad to happen.
  • In Something Fishy, Sniffles and Mime were wearing red shirts in the astronaut play. The ones that always die in Star Trek.
  • In the end of A Sight For Sore Eyes, the Mole has bought groceries and light bulbs for his (what he thinks is) broken lamp. He ends up putting a pear in the place of the lightbulb, which promptly explodes. Why a pear of all things? Whether intentional or not, there's some Bilingual Bonus in there. The german word for light bulb, if translated literally, also means glow(ing) pear.
  • Buddhist Monkey's name isn't just a description of what he is, it's also a pun. Take out the last two letters of his name, and what do you get? Buddhist Monk.
  • Lumpy's now had two episodes where he starts to burn and yet gets somewhere on his vehicle. He's a blue and yellow moose. The swedish like their moose (in fact, one nickname is "King of the Forest"), and the flag is yellow and blue. There's a saying going "X har eld i baken"literal translation , which basically means that he's in a real hurry. Now put two and two together...
  • Pop's wife and Cub's mother. The trope Mama Bear is named that for a good reason. None of the characters who come back to life after each episode have done any Heroic Sacrifices yet. In other words, there's a possibility that the reason she never comes back is because she died for somebody else's sake.
  • In one episode, Lumpy says "Merry Christmas!" as he arrives at a birthday party. What does Frosty the Snowman say when he comes to life?

Fridge Horror

  • Yes, Lumpy is a Villain Protagonist in the episode We're Scrooged!. No, there's nothing in the fridge regarding his killing Toothy for the sake of selling his body parts, that's horrible from the start... But there's horror regarding the fact that he has customers, including one who doesn't even show concern when he sees a person lose his eye right in front of him. Would Lumpy even have recieved a relatively tame punishment if Unluckiness hadn't gotten him?
    • Some characters don't react as often to other peoples' injuries as they should do (like in A Sight for Sore Eyes, where Sniffles just looks at Toothy with half his head cut open with slight disinterest, or The Wrong Side of the Tracks, where Handy cheers for his own fortune directly after noticing that Cuddles got his arms cut off). What the hell did they go through to make them act like that?
  • Take almost any episode of HTF. Now imagine those things happening to real people rather than cartoon animals...
  • Don't the staff for the show ever have nightmares from these cute little critters dying repeatedly? They do. From their "Happy Birthday to us!"-blog entry: "We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried, we’ve been horrified, grossed out and yes, even puked a little...but at least we did it all together!"
  • Nutty's obsession with the heart-box in "Sucker for Love". At first, his imagining getting babies with that thing is something funny because of his possible childishness (the Man-part is debatable). But wait, if he knows about water breaking, then that means he doesn't believe in the stork, and that means that he imagined...
  • There's a high risk that the Ant children's father is permanently dead. At first you could argue that He's Just Hiding or that he works far away or something like that, but remember - in Real Life, ant males are only born during the mating season. After fertilizing all of the queen-to-be's eggs, they die. Now put that knowledge together with the fact that these ants are more "family-minded" than real ants. Even though the modern ants are Scrappies, it's hard to not feel sorry for their family if you think of all the pain throughout the generations when husbands, brothers and sons have been lost for the sake of keeping the family alive.
  • Zombie!Mole is shown to be still be lurking around at the end of "Remains to Be Seen". Granted, he's a blind zombie, but The Mole has a knack for causing harm regardless.

Fridge Logic

  • Take almost any episode where someone dies from something that wouldn't do the same in real life. The only (or, atleast, only official) reason is Rule of Funny.
  • What was Flippy named before he went to war?
    • Flappy or Floppy, probably.
  • Speaking of Flo- erm, Flippy, why is he always wearing that uniform if he's off-duty in the regular episodes?
    • Well, he rose to the rank of Sergeant. After all he went through, he doesn't want people to forget that he's served his country. Also, it's a warning to his friends that he knows how to kill them three times before they hit the floor.
  • Why didn't Russell get killed by the piranhas in Youtube Copyright School? He got killed by piranhas in Something Fishy.
    • Something Fishy was purely done for the sake of comedy. Youtube Copyright School had a purpose - to get a point across regarding originality on YouTube, while trying to still be funny. Besides, the Narrator wasn't present in Something Fishy... so he may have been able to save Russell before he got eaten (and/or those piranhas must have been lazy and had full stomachs).
  • If The Mole is blind, then how did he know that Sniffles didn't show his ID in Wrath Of Con?
    • There is a theory that the Mole, while not deaf, suffers from hearing problems. (Nope, not WMG, but a theory from another Wiki.) Sniffles carries around a huge backpack, while Cuddles and Toothy have just their cards with them. Therefore, it's possible that he didn't hear Cuddles and Toothy walking past, and was just doing his standard reaction to anybody who he'd hear. Sniffles gave himself away with his groan.
  • Blast From The Past is already Mind Screw enough, but there's one part that makes no sense whatsoever. So, Sniffles spills his milk, so he builds a time machine to get it back, and arrives short before the glass drops, which is when Lumpy comes in. WHY DIDN'T LUMPY COME IN THE FIRST TIME AROUND!?
    • Bad things happen when you mess with time.

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