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Airdate: September 28, 2004

"Let It Slide" is the nineteenth episode of the second (internet) season of Happy Tree Friends.

At a water park, Cuddles, Flaky, and Lumpy are standing atop a water slide. Lumpy slides down first, popping one of the bolts out on a part of the slide in the process. He ends up unknowingly slicing an unattended Cub is half. He also ends up losing his swimwear, freaking Giggles out when he exits the pool. In panic, he pulls a nearby towel hanging onto a valve to cover himself, causing it to rotate and turning off the water at the slide. A nervous Flaky is next but is unsure of her going down the slide. Cuddles begins to pester her to slide down, but despite her refusing, she ends up being pushed into the now-dry slide by the bunny. Her quills begin poking out from the slide as she is flayed throughout the attraction. The rest of the bolts finally pop out, causing a section of the slide to lower itself. The bloody Flaky arrives at the water, where her body sinks, leaving what is left of her skin to float up. Lumpy soon realizes his mistake and turns the water back on. Cuddles takes his turn, and he enjoys the slide until his body is sliced in half by the lowered section of the slide. Lumpy now uses Flaky's skin to replace the towel, not knowing that it does not even cover his lower half, causing Giggles to scream yet again.

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"Let It Slide" contains examples of:

  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Cub's safety pin and Lumpy's antlers.
  • Amusement Park of Doom: The No OSHA Compliance and lack of lifeguards or anyone to watch over the park and its patrons pretty much sums up the water park in this episode.
  • Blood Is Squicker in Water: Applies only during Cub's death, though.
  • Captain Obvious:
    Fun Fact: A water slide without water is sometimes called "a slide"
  • Caption Humor: One of the episodes with a BlurB! version.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death:
    • Cub gets sliced in half by Lumpy's antler.
    • Flaky ends up flayed when she ends up going down the slide.
    • Cuddles gets cut in half due to the broken slide.
  • Exact Words: The episode's official description points out both faulty equipment can ruin anyone's day and the water is fine to swim in. In the context of this episode, both are correct. The main hazard comes from the water slide (and anyone using it, like Lumpy), while the pool indeed does not have any hazards in it.
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  • Flayed Alive: Flaky's death.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Cub and Cuddles's fate. The former horizontally, the latter vertically.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Once again, poor Giggles ends up catching a sight of a naked Lumpy.
  • No OSHA Compliance: A glance of the water slide at the beginning of the episode has one of the slides not leading to the pool. Also, someone managing the water park really needs to reconsider making the slides stable enough to handle pretty much anyone using it. This park's weird design is Lampshaded in the BlurB!.
    Welcome to Escher Park!
    4 entrances at the top!
    3 exits at the bottom! Good luck!
  • Off-Model:
    • There is a stark difference between the establishing shot at the beginning of the episode and the close-up of the water park with the characters. The number of slides is just the most noticeable among the other discrepancies. Lampshaded in the BlurB!.
    (during the close-up shot of the top of the slide) And now only two slides. What the heck?!
    • Lumpy's tan and nipples are missing when he notices Flaky's death.
  • Oh, Crap!: Both Giggles and Lumpy. See Naked People Are Funny above.
  • Old-Timey Bathing Suit: Lumpy's swimwear.
  • Pool Scene: Present just to provide a Naked People Are Funny gag between Giggles and Lumpy.
  • Running Gag: Regarding Giggles and the naked Lumpy. To the point the BlurB! even lampshading it.
    Giggles has seen Lumpy's moose knuckle a lot.
  • Slippery Swimsuit: Lumpy loses his swimwear after making a hard splash in the pool from the slide.
  • Tan Lines: Naked Lumpy is depicted with these again.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Flaky, Cub, and Cuddles die.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Lumpy and Giggles survive.
  • Updated Re-release: One of the early episodes to be part of "Classics Remastered" releases, which rereleases early HTF episodes in HD.
  • You Are the New Trend: Played for Laughs in the BlurB!, obviously.
    This summer, skin hoodies are soooo in.
    And moose knuckles are out.
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