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Recap / HTF Whos To Flame

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Mime is not the ideal person to be put in this situation.

Airdate: October 30, 2006

The Happy Tree Friends struggle to stop a massive fire, but they only make things worse.

"Who's to Flame?" contain examples of:

  • Advertised Extra: Mime, the starring character, only shows up in the beginning and end.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The "eject" button on the helicopter shoots you out of the helicopter to safety. Too bad you'll get sliced up by the blades on top of the helicopter.
  • Brick Joke: The fire is caused by a frying pan in the beginning, then in the very last scene after the entire town is blown up we see the same frying pan still intact.
  • Downer Ending: Everyone fails on stopping the fire while the Mole accidentally causes a massive explosion destroying the whole town and killing everyone except Mime.
  • Everything Explodes Ending: The fire is finally "stopped" when the Mole accidentally causes a massive gas leak which completely destroys the entire town.
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  • Hope Spot: Handy putting out a fire for one of the buildings with a helicopter.
  • House Fire: At first.
  • Idiot Plot: The entire plot could have been avoided if Petunia paid attention to her tail.
  • Irony: Lumpy, who is a firefighter this episode, is playing with fire.
  • Man on Fire: Giggles, Petunia, Sniffles, and Pop all burn to death.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Lumpy, Cuddles, Sniffles, Toothy, Disco Bear, and The Mole are all firefighters for this episode.
  • Out of Focus: Mime being the starrring character for this episode, only appears in the beginning and end.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The inspiration for this episode came from a traumatic incident from when Ken Pontac (writer) was a toddler. He saw his mother catch on fire while making breakfast because she was talking to his grandmother on the phone and didn't notice that she was next to the stove.
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  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Mime does this in the final scene.
  • Sole Survivor / Throw the Dog a Bone: Mime is the only character to survive this episode.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Cuddles, Petunia, Giggles, Sniffles, Cub, Pop, Flaky, Lifty, Shifty, Russell, Handy, The Mole, Disco Bear, Nutty, Toothy, and Lumpy die in this episode.
    • It's also worth noting that this episode has 3rd highest amount of deaths (Tied with "Aw Shucks!") in an episode. (Beaten by "Class Act" and "Wrath of Con")
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Mime disappears for most of the episode. Subverted He comes back in the end.

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