Wall Bangers: Happy Tree Friends

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Lumpy (among many other characters), Happy Tree Friends episode Keepin' it Reel

Important Note: It's not just a wall banger just because your favorite character was temporarily killed off in an episode. Please only put up if it was in an illogical way.

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    In General 

  • There is often a lack of logic of death in the show; it becomes completely unpredictable sometimes. While some illogical deaths can be explained by Toon Physics and Rule of Funny, other times it's due to Made of Plasticine, such as in ''Swelter Skelter" where Nutty gets tripped and his head cracks open like an egg.
  • While characters can often regenerate lost limbs by the next episode, it seems that Handy can never grow his arms back and Russell can never grow his legs back.
  • A similar thing happens with Cro-Marmot. He has been able to move offscreen sometimes, such as when he goes from the door of his snowglobe-shaped house to his ice cream truck in Wipe Out! He has also thrown snowballs offscreen in Snow What? That's What! and thrown a baseball really far offscreen in Can't Stop Coffin, despite being trapped in a block of ice.
    • The Mole, despite always having his mouth covered (or possibly having No Mouth) has also been able to eat Cuddles's eye offscreen in Can't Stop Coffin when he mistook it for an apple and the coffin for a refrigerator.
  • Sometimes, a character is given an Idiot Ball just to make certain accidents happen.
  • Lumpy and The Mole often get the most jobs in the series, often which lead to the deaths of others (and even themselves occasionally). For example, in The Chokes On You, Lumpy had to take donuts out of where they were simmering and The Mole had to flatten the center of the donut. Lumpy tries to eat one of the donuts, but ends up choking on it. A knife falls on his hand and he stabs his throat while trying to dislodge the donut. Being the blind idiot that he is, The Mole doesn't notice when he's crushing Lumpy's hand. It would be believable if Lumpy has so many jobs because he's just too bad at most of them and he's just trying to make money, but The Mole just getting some of the jobs that he has is a wall banger, such as a firefighter in Who's to Flame?, one of Giggles's environmental volunteers in Every Litter Bit Hurts, an airport security guard in Wingin' it, a barber in Easy Comb, Easy Go, and a blood drive worker in In a Jam for bad stuff to happen.

    Internet Season 1 

  • In House Warming, Petunia's house catches in fire for just seemingly no reason at all.
  • In Helping Helps, how did Giggles's mom not notice that Giggles's severed head was replaced by an acorn?
  • Crazy Antics: Was Sniffles's tongue really that dry at the moment that it could be set on fire? Otherwise, his tongue would just be slightly burned and the fire would go out in a matter of milliseconds.
    • One of the ants did appears to pour something flammable on his tongue just before it was lit on fire.
  • In Having A Ball, when Pop crosses the street to get Cub's ball, he is nowhere near the edge of a cliff, but then he just takes one step and starts falling.
  • Some of the deaths that the idol brings in Treasure These Idol Moments are very cruel wall bangers. A swing is strong enough to kill Toothy by hitting him in the back of the head, a rock appears out of nowhere on a slide to kill Cub, and when the Cursed Idol turns the sand from the sandbox into quicksand, Sniffles sinks in way too fast when he should have enough time to think about how to get out or how someone might help him get out.
  • Nuttin' But the Tooth: If Toothy only put the rope around Nutty's rotten tooth, then why does it rip out his whole right jaw and most of his other teeth? This goes beyond Rule of Funny.
  • Mime and Mime Again: Toothy's whole body is wrapped up in bandages and a piece of the bandage gets pulled towards the fan. Toothy is too heavy to get pulled into the fan and only the piece of the bandage that got pulled in should get ripped off, but Toothy's whole body gets pulled into the fan.
  • Sweet Ride: Cuddles skateboards towards a set of stairs and gets cut by the steps. That is all.
    • And this was after he managed to escape Nutty and dodge the exact same beehive that killed Nutty! After all that happened, why even bother if characters always come back to life anyway?

    Internet Season 2 

  • When Flippy, Handy and Sniffles were trying to get off the island in a rocket and it ended up going towards the sun, shouldn't they have had some way to steer it away from the sun?
  • Flippin' Burgers has Cuddles getting impaled by a straw and bleeding out of it. A straw can not do this much damage. It would have bent.
  • Eyes Cold Lemonade: A sign crushes Petunia's head. It's not like it's really closing in on the side of Giggles and Petunia's lemonade stand; it would have just hit her and possible give her some cuts. It's not that heavy (or is it?)
  • Milkin' It: Lumpy dies way too easily in this episode. When he's holding onto the rope of Lifty and Shifty's hot air balloon, he gets forced through a pivot and gets turned into a bloody mush. He would have just knocked the pivot over or let go of the rope as soon as he hit it. Why do some episodes feel the need to kill every character?
  • What were explosives (the best reason that we can assume caused the explosion) doing inside the school theater in Class Act?
    • Also, is that where the explosions from Flippin' Burgers and See You Later, Elevator came from?
  • The Way You Make Me Wheel: If all (or most) of the shaving cream was off of Lumpy before he tried to avoid the duck, then there's no need for the razor anymore. He just slit his own throat by accident and that caused him to bleed to death in a minute! That was an incredibly stupid mistake that even he could have avoided by not having the razor with him when he was avoiding the ducks.
  • In Out on a Limb, Lumpy's right leg is stuck under a tree. He tries to chop it off, but then it turns out that he chopped off his left leg instead. I know Lumpy is stupid, but he should at least be able to pay attention to what leg he chops off. He's not blind like The Mole.
  • Nutty's head is crushed by sliding doors in Icy You. Those doors would probably be more likely to just stop when something between them is blocking them than to just forcibly crush it.
  • How could The Mole not feel that his thumb was on fire in Stealing the Spotlight? Does he have no nervous system at all? Just because he can't see the fire on his thumb doesn't mean he can't feel pain from it. Unless he did feel it and he just tried to ignore it.

    TV Season 1 

  • Deaths in the TV season seem to be wildly inconsistent, with similar situations outright killing some Tree Friends while only being a nuisance to others.
    • In Mime to Five, Cuddles was shot out a cannon with extreme force due to Mime putting in too much gunpowder in the cannon. This caused Cuddles to be nearly eviscerated, with only his intestines holding both upper and lower halves of his body together. The lower part of his body became entangled via his intestines on a tent mast, while he later on grabbed with his upper body to another mast, his intestines forming a tightrope between the masts. Cuddles' blood splashed onto Flaky's face, causing her to become disoriented and start walking across Cuddles' intestines as if a tightrope. She loses her balance and falls, with Mime saving her in time with a trampoline. She bounced up, seemingly safe, only to be completely bisected by Cuddles' intestines. Flaky's quills have caused the deaths of other Tree Friends, and in some cases killed them directly. However, she was cut in half by intestines, with Cuddles giving only a perplexed reaction to the whole thing. Made of Plasticine is an understatement here.
    • In And the Kitchen Sink, Cub survived being scalded by extremely hot water, having his entire lower half of his body disintegrated in a sink garbage disposal, being pulled by the neck with a rope tied to a station wagon whose accelerator Pop floored (in an attempt to free Cub from the sink drain), being dragged by said station wagon while still stuck in the sink, and falling off a waterfall. These injuries and situations usually kill or dismember the other Tree Friends.
    • Lumpy runs the gamut between being ridiculously fragile and ridiculously tough. He was dismembered by a flailing air hose in Sea What I Found and disintegrated by standing next to a giant loudspeaker playing at a high volume in In a Jam. He survived falling off a highway overpass onto the road below and getting run over by Lifty and Shifty's van in Concrete Solution, as well as getting run over by a truck and getting entangled in a bicycle in A Change of Heart.
  • Lumpy's stupidity gets taken Up to Eleven in Don't Yank My Chain. Long story short: Lifty and Shifty impersonate Handy and The Mole and steal their car. Then when Lumpy arrives at the scene of the crime, he looks at the I Ds of Handy and The Mole to find out who is the real owner of the car. It should be obvious who the real owner is, but the Lumpy falls for Lifty and Shifty's Paper Thin Disguises anyway and Handy and The Mole get thrown in jail.
  • In Concrete Solution, Nutty and Lumpy make the stupid mistake of not paying attention to the pictures on the labels of the bags. That's exactly what caused this episode's problems in the first place. Nutty ate the concrete and had to go to the hospital. Sniffles had to get Nutty to the hospital by crossing the bridge on the way, and it was made of sugar, not concrete. Then it started raining and the bridge fell apart. That's just what they needed. Nutty starts eating the bridge, and the next thing you know, everyone dies. Man, lots of things sure went wrong in this episode.
    • Also, at the end, Nutty's concrete-filled stomach falls on Cub afterward while Pop is driving Cub to the grocery store to get some sugar. However, Pop doesn't notice this.
  • In Easy For You To Sleigh, a crumb from a Christmas tree-shaped cookie falls and crumbles as Lifty and Shifty try to pick one up off of the plate in Flippy's lap, waking him up, but then seconds later Christmas tree-shaped cookies are hard enough for Flippy to carve open Shifty's ribcage with.
  • Lots of stuff happening in Who's to Flame? All of it. For example, Petunia catches on fire just from leaning against the stove. Then, when Giggles tries to smother the fire, she catches on fire as well. In some other episodes, such as Happy Trails, Part 1, it has been implied that Mime can talk like most of the other happy tree friends and chooses not to out of showmanship, but he chooses not to talk on the phone when he calls Lumpy. Then he goes to another fire brigade (which consists of Cuddles, Toothy, Sniffles, The Mole, and Disco Bear) for help. After Cuddles has just saved a cat from a tree, Mime comes over and explains what's going on without talking. As the rest of the fire brigade goes on to put out the fire, Cuddles and the cat are still on the ladder while it is moving, and the rest of the brigade forget to retract the ladder on the truck while they are driving it. Cuddles falls and gets impaled on the fence, but the cat manages to avoid this fate. Whoop-de-friggin-do. Then, as they finally get to the house, Toothy tries to break down the door, but Petunia was just on her way out and got killed. Then, as Sniffles goes up to a window to rescue Giggles, the window suddenly explodes for no reason. The ladder falls, and Pop tries to get Cub out of the way, but then the ladder falls right where Cub is. Then, as they need to attatch the hose to a fire hydrant to put out the fire, The Mole mistakes the part of the truck that gasoline is put into for a fire hydrant. However, Disco Bear doesn't notice this, and chaos ensues. The truck explodes, killing Pop. Eventually, Disco Bear can't control the hose anymore, and the fire spreads to more houses. Handy comes to the rescue in a helicopter to dump water on one of those houses, but now there's more houses that need to have water dumped on them. Handy goes to the lake to get some more water, but due to his lack of hands, he can't reach the lever. Then the helicopter accidentally picks up garbage from a garbage truck driven by Russell. Even though he is nowhere near where the garbage is, he still ends up getting picked up as well. Meanwhile, Lifty and Shifty steal the dead Pop's wallet, when suddenly, all of the debris get dumped on them. Russell also dies as well. Then The Mole falls into an open manhole. He doesn't know what's going on because he's blind, and then he lights a match to see despite him being blind. This causes the whole town to explode. Mime, who apparently escaped the town with the cat because he was afraid this might happen, is guilty of all the damage he caused just by choosing not to talk to Lumpy on the phone and having to find a fire brigade that included a blind person who just screwed things up even worse. Mime realizes that he's just better off pretending that this didn't happen, and he tries to leave the scene by pretending to walk downstairs behind a piece of the destruction.
  • In Every Litter Bit Hurts, The Mole somehow manages to get far away from a flood and survive (but Lumpy, Pop and Cub don't) and comes back to unknowingly impale Giggles and mistake her heart for a piece of litter.
  • In Take A Hike, a bear comes and mauls Lumpy. Apparently whoever who wrote this episode forgot about the four anthropomorphic bears in the main cast (Pop, Cub, Disco Bear and Flippy) at the time. None of them appeared in this episode, but that's no excuse! Note to the writers: Ken Navarro, Warren Graff, Ken Pontac, David Winn, and Jeff Biancalana: You need to do a better job of avoiding Furry Confusion.
  • Home Is Where The Hurt Is has Lumpy getting the blueprints mixed up when he folds them into an origami crane because he accidentally broke his other one. Everyone takes the blueprints too literally and the house actually gets shaped like a crane. It also causes different doors, windows, and other features of the house to get all mixed up. Giggles found a door that just had a bunch of bricks behind it. Petunia found a window that let to another room. Lumpy found a regular door that was the refrigerator door. Later, he finds another door split into two parts next to a folding bed that then crushed him. That was probably for the refrigerator. Giggles found another door that led to her falling down the staircase bannister. The Mole found the only safe door that would have led them out to freedom, away from this dangerous screwed-up house, but he didn't know that because he's blind.
    • The Mole and Cuddles also got the job of throwing wood in the woodchipper. Because The Mole can't see, he accidentally pushed Cuddles into the woodchipper. Lumpy also stupidly got the water pipes and the electrical pipes mixed up, resulting in Petunia getting electrocuted while trying to take a shower.
      • When Handy tried to get out, he avoided a loose nail. However, another board with a loose nail (and with Cuddles's remains in it from earlier) suddenly appears out of nowhere in front of him.
  • In Chew Said A Mouthful, Nutty keeps biting on a jawbreaker and breaks his teeth repeatedly. Does he even know why they're even called jawbreakers in the first place?
  • In Wingin It, there is a safety sheet that shows what would happen if the plane crashed. Most of the characters in this episode are on there, yet they weren't even dead yet at the time. It would have made more sense if they had used Generic Tree Friends on there, but I guess this show must have lazy artists. I guess this must have happened to them offscreen before this episode, and they were all alive by the beginning.
  • In See What Develops, while Splendid is trying to catch The Mole, he zaps a car open, and Petunia (the driver) is the only one in there. Later, when the car crashes into a lamppost, The Mole is seen coming out of the car. Splendid would have just been able to get The Mole right then and there if it wasn't for this Wall Banger!
  • In Idol Curiosity, throughout the whole episode it's established that the idol-induced crack can break the surface of the Earth and some other objects. This is all fine and well at first, and you could conceivably escape from it, but then the wall banger comes at the end of the episode. After escaping from the crack for the entire episode (even luckily finding a portion of the floor that was part of a tall pedestal and a chandelier to jump on) the idol induced crack suddenly goes through Sniffles and breaks him in half. WHAT?! Since when was the crack able to break living things? Earlier you just had to escape from it because you could get swallowed by the crack in the ground, like Giggles did earlier, and it didn't directly cut her in half before, so this episode cheated by having Sniffles get directly killed by the crack before the Idol conveniently lands on where it was supposed to go, after Sniffles escaped from it all fair and square. Unless he fell into the lava that appeared when the museum floor broke apart, there was no reason for him to die in this episode after escaping certain death like when Cuddles escaped Nutty and the beehive in Sweet Ride.
    • Also, what kind of museum even has lava under the floor in the first place? Was there a volcano in that museum?
    • It's also a wall banger that the part of the ship that Sniffles was sleeping in suddenly made it to the beach when the rest of the ship sunk? What, did it float all the way there like the Cursed Idol did later?
  • In Wipe Out! The Mole's music headphones are not covering his ears, but he still can't hear Lumpy's screams of pain. Is The Mole deaf too?
  • In Letter Late Than Never, the killer turtle that was chasing Lumpy was at the bottom of the mountain that Lumpy had to go up to to deliver a letter to the house up top, but then the turtle suddenly appeared up there. Then Lumpy went down the hill and the turtle was suddenly back down there. Was there two of those turtles there or what?
  • In Easy Comb, Easy Go The Mole, now a barber this time, had the scissors in the right spot where Disco Bear wanted it to be in. It was positioned where it would only cut off the burnt spot like Disco Bear wanted, but somehow, all the rest of the hair got cut off. Then the burnt spot got cut off, leaving Disco Bear completely bald. If this Wall Banger had been avoided, then all of the problems that followed would have never happened! Disco Bear would have never stolen those hair growth formulas that Lifty and Shifty had with them. I know it's probably Laser-Guided Karma, but did they already steal it from somebody else? I guess we'll probably never know.
    • Also, when hair grew on Cub after he got hit with a hair growth formula, Pop cut off some of his hair with hedge trimmers, but accidentally cut off part of Cub's head as well, even though it was nowhere near the top of the hedge that Pop was trimming.
  • In Junk in the Trunk, you could expect Lumpy to at least recognize his own missing elephant, but he's STILL too stupid too notice that the elephant that Lifty and Shity captured is the same one from his poster until it's too late.
    • In the same episode, Lifty and Shifty can't fit the elephant into the back of their truck with the other pets, so they have to take the truck apart and rebuild it around the elephant and the rest of the pets overnight, and somehow they still have no problem having the elephant fit in with the smaller pets afterwards when there wasn't enough room in the first place.
    • And the fact that Lifty and Shifty used the same pets that they stole as ammo to get rid of Lumpy when that means they wouldn't succeed in kidnapping the pets that they were supposed to kidnap.
    • Lumpy's pogo stick should have just bounced off of Lifty's head or injured it instead of impaling him.

     Internet Season 3 

  • How could Pop not notice that Cub was no longer possessed in Read 'Em and Weep and just kept hitting Cub with the shovel?
  • One of the Pod-Lumpys cleans off Sniffles's glasses for him, and somehow wipes off everything to his skull in a matter of seconds.
  • At the end of Wrath Of Con, when Sniffles asks Splendid to sign his book, he's about to...when the piece of building he just stopped holding up crushes them. He lifts it back up, and somehow he survived while Sniffles is dead.
    • A minor one at the beginning, but why did it take Sniffles so long to find his pass to the convention?
  • In All Flocked Up, when Lumpy is trying to get a bird back into its nest, it just keeps falling out every time. Shouldn't that little bird know not to leave its nest before it can fly?
  • In Swelter Skelter, Cro-Marmot is cold enough to freeze fire. But fire is simply energy, and can not be frozen. What the heck were the writers thinking?
  • In Something Fishy, how did Giggles not notice that Russell's piranha was in her cup of water?
  • In See You Later, Elevator, Pop throws a lighted match out the window. Shouldn't he have just blown it out instead of throwing it out the window while it was still lit?
  • In Random Acts Of Silence, why didn't Nutty and Sniffles realize that opening the emergency exit door would just sound the fire alarm while they were trying to escape Flippy?
  • In Breaking Wind, how come Petunia lit a match in all the gas, not knowing that it would just burn every living thing on Earth with Splendid's huge fart from the tornado?

     Internet Season 4 

  • You're Kraken Me Up entirely hinges on the fact that Russell and Lumpy never notice that Giggles's body was obviously replaced by the kraken's tentacle, even when Lumpy got Giggles's head out of the water and onto the beach and the presence of the kraken's tentacle was very obvious.
    • And the fact that Petunia was way too close to Lumpy's lifeguard seat so she would be decapitated by her UV when he jumps on it.
  • Similar to Nutty's jaws from Chew Said A Mouthful, Put Your Back Into It has someone trying to do something more than once that keeps getting them the same injury, making it worse. In this case, Disco Bear keeps trying to touch his toes to impress Giggles and Petunia, but breaks his back. After wrapping some tape around his back so he doesn't lose his whole spine, he still tries to touch his toes again.
  • Buns of Steal cheats at physics by having Lifty's veins suddenly act like metal wires so Shifty and Cuddles would get killed and The Mole would be the only survivor in the episode. It's like Mime to Five again where someone gets cut by someone else's internal parts when the same parts in them would also be cut as well.
  • Spare Tire has several wall bangers:
    • How exactly did Giggles's midsection work as a spare tire for The Mole's car?
    • Lumpy's hypocrisy as a gas station worker in this episode. After Pop lights a match near a gas station, Lumpy tells him "not near a gas station" but still throws the match onto the leaky gasoline, exploding and killing them both.
    • How did the gasoline trail from The Mole's car even get under Lammy's pool? Did she move it there after he drove past it or did his car somehow get over her pool without her noticing?
    • Was the gasoline bubble in Lammy's pool really part of the same trail that The Mole's car left? Why would the bubble separate from the fire gasoline trail explode?
    • Who got Giggles to the hospital and how did they even find The Mole's missing tire that her midsection replaced?
    • How could Sniffles revive Giggles just by replacing her midsection with the tire? Did he also find replacements for any other vital organs from her midsection that were missing (heart, lungs, etc.)?
  • In Camp Pokeneyeout, a boulder almost crushes Cuddles and Toothy, but then misses so they can have a brief moment to make up after their fight, but then the boulder bounces and gets flung off a tree, crushing Cuddles and Toothy. Boulders are too heavy to bounce like that, so could you just please try to not Kill 'em All since Petunia already killed herself by accident earlier and Nutty accidentally burned one of his eyes? If you're going to have Cudddles and Toothy die in this episode, why not just have the boulder fall on them right away?
  • I know it was interesting to see what different channels could appear on Sniffles's dream TV in Dream Job, but Sniffles should have just put his remote in the drawer under the dream TV if he didn't want Lumpy messing around changing channels when he came in to mop up. Did he want Lumpy to see the different channels and expect him to come in at a later time?