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AndtheKitchenSink
It's not easy having Pop as a father,
especially when you put your son
in a situation like this.
Season: TV Season 1
Episode: 1.3
Writers: Kenn Navarro
Warren Graff
Ken Pontac
David Winn
Jeff Biancalana
Director: Kenn Navarro
Cast
Starring Roles
Pop
Cub
Appearances
Lifty
Shifty
Flaky
Toothy
Giggles
Cuddles
Videos
Part 1
And the Kitchen Sink Part 103:49

And the Kitchen Sink Part 1

Part 2
And the Kitchen Sink Part 203:34

And the Kitchen Sink Part 2

Previous Episode From Hero to Eternity
Next Episode Party Animal



And the Kitchen Sink is episode number 1.3 of the Happy Tree Friends television series.

HTF Episode Description

This proves that Pop is a irresponsible father! (Part 1)

Cub doing the torture of his life! (Part 2)

Pop washes Cub in the kitchen sink and forgets about the garbage disposal. (DVD)

Plot

Pop pulls Cub in a wagon to the top of a hill in the park. When Pop takes a break and begins lighting his pipe, Cub rolls down the hill, hits a broken and elevated piece of sidewalk, and goes flying off the wagon into a cactus patch. Pop slowly begins moving through the cactus patch to find Cub, shouting in pain as the needles scratch and prick his body. At this time, Lifty and Shifty walk by and steal Cub's unattended wagon. When Pop finally makes it through the cactus patch, he's in great pain, but feels happy when he made it across. To add insult to injury, Pop discovers that there is a sidewalk he could have taken that leads around the cactus patch. To Pop's surprise, we see that Cub is fine, except for the fact he landed in a mud puddle. Seeing how filthy and dirty Cub is, Pop decides to give him a bath.

At Pop and Cub's house, Pop puts Cub in the kitchen sink and turns the water on. He leaves the room to answer the phone, and while he talks, he smells something coming from the kitchen that reminds him of a hot dog. Realizing what it is, Pop runs back to find Cub crying while hot water fills the sink. The bottom half of Cub's fur has been burned away, so Pop cools the water down by throwing in some ice cubes, a couple steaks, and an entire frozen chicken. Pop then gives Cub a rubber duck, which calms him down. Pop then places Cub back in the cool water, and all is well.

After Cub gets comfortable, Pop starts scrubbing his head with a bar of soap. Suddenly, the light above Pop begins flickering, prompting him to play with the switches on the wall. Unfortunately, the switch he was fiddling with was for the garbage disposal, which begins pulling Cub, the chicken, the steak and the ice cubes down into the water. Realizing what he did, Pop quickly turns the garbage disposal off and tries pulling Cub out of the sink, but he appears to be stuck in the drain. Pop goes to work under the sink, playing with the pipes to try and fix the situation. He removes a piece of the pipes and sludge falls on his face. Pop sees a bone sticking out of the drain. Pop tries to push bone back up, but this causes Cub to scream in pain. Pop then tries to remove the bone by twisting it out with his wrench, but only succeeds by breaking the bone, releasing blood (because inside your bones, there's a material called bone marrow, and it's function is to produce red blood cells). This causes Cub to scream in pain even louder. Thinking for a moment, Pop suddenly gets an idea.

Cub now has a rope tied around his body with the other end being attached to the back of Pop's car. Pop steps on the accelerator, but this only strangles Cub. Pop applies an increasing amount of pressure to the gas pedal, until the car shoots forward, dragging behind it Cub, the sink, and a chunk of the wall of the house.

Up ahead, while Flaky nervously crosses the road, she narrowly avoids being hit by Pop's car. Unfortunately, she ends up getting hit and killed by the section of the wall being dragged by the car. Further down the road, Cuddles and Toothy walk along, and Giggles is seen picking and smelling the flowers. Suddenly, Pop's car comes by and he ends up hitting Cuddles with his car, and Giggles and Toothy with the chunk of wall (if one notices, one of Giggles' hands gets dismembered from her body, and it falls to the floor, with a flower in its grasp). He then drives between two large semi-trucks, which ends up knocking the wall off the end of the rope, but leaves Cub and the sink still flying after Pop's car. Pop swerves his car to avoid hitting Lifty and Shifty, who use Cub's wagon to pull a bundle of meat. They laugh at their survival, but end up getting cut in half by the rope connecting Cub to Pop's car.

Pop comes to a stop a few feet in front of a cliff, but the sink comes flying at full speed and breaks through the back windshield and out through the front windshield of Pop's car. The sink is finally removed from Cub's body, and he swings down and slams into the side of the cliff. Pop begins pulling the rope to pull up Cub, but the rope is cut when it rubs up against the broken glass shards of the windshield. Cub falls down to the river below, once again landing in the sink. Realizing what happened, the airbag deploys. To make matters worse, when Pop attempts to deflate the airbag, he unknowingly pushes the car forward, which causes his car to fall off the edge. Fortunately, the car falls sideways, where there aren't any doors or any blockages. Luckily, neither of them are killed, and they embrace as they float in the river. When Pop realizes the flow of water is increasing, their celebration is short lived, and the rushing current goes down a waterfall.

Pop wakes up, having been washed ashore, and begins vomiting. He looks over and sees Cub's head lying on the sand nearby. He begins crying and mourning his son's supposed death, but when he pulls Cub up, Cub coughs revealing that he was just buried up to his head in sand. Later, Pop puts a bandaged and happy Cub into the bathtub, making sure to check the water temperature before doing so. Once again he leaves Cub to go answer the phone, but when he comes back he sees the bathtub overflowing and Cub's beanie floating on the water.

Moral

"Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater!"

Deaths

  1. Flaky, Giggles and Toothy are hit and killed by a section of the wall of Pop's house that is dragged behind his car (the proof Giggles died by the wall is not only to look carefully at the video, but to also notice her blood smear went from right to left, if it was the car, it would've been from left to right[1]. Also, there is a frame where the car is to the left (ish) of Giggles, and she is still alive, and her bow indicates the wall is what hits her[2]).
  2. Cuddles is hit and killed by Pop's car.
  3. Lifty and Shifty are cut in half by the rope connecting the sink to Pop's car.
  4. Cub drowns in a bathtub when Pop leaves the water running and goes to answer the phone (debatable, as he suffered a similar injury in Water Way to Go).

Injuries

  1. Pop walks through a cactus field, leaving spines on him.
  2. Hot water burns off all the fur on Cub's lower body, making him cry.
  3. Pop unknowingly turns the garbage disposal for his sink on, which begins to suck/shred down Cub's body.
  4. The bone from Cub's bottom (which might belong to his spine) breaks in half after Pop attempts to twist it out with a wrench, making Cub scream in pain.
  5. Cub gets strangled after Pop attempts to pull him out of the sink by using a rope tied to his car.
  6. Cub flies face first into the side of a cliff after the sink falls off of him.

Goofs

  1. At the start of the episode, Pop has his pipe; when he approaches the cacti, he doesn't have it (though he could have dropped it as he was running).
  2. When Cub starts rolling down the hill in his wagon, he is facing Pop but in the next shot he is facing the opposite direction (though he may have just turned around).
  3. When Pop places Cub in the sink the first time, he turns the handle on the right to start the flow of water. Usually, the right handle of a sink is used to release cold water. Despite this, Cub is later burned by hot water.
  4. There are only 7 holes on Pop's rotary phone, when there should be 10 holes.
  5. Though Pop leaves the water running when he goes to answer the phone, the water is off when he returns.
  6. An entire frozen turkey cannot fit through a drain, with or without a garbage disposal.
  7. Cub's legs aren't long enough to reach the end of the pipe where his bone is shown sticking out.
  8. The cookie jar on the counter next to the sink changes places a couple times.
  9. When Pop's car falls off the cliff the passenger side of the car is facing downwards, but when it hits the water, the passenger side of the car is facing upwards.
  10. The doors on Pop's car breaks off when he speeds in between the two trucks, however when shown from inside the car, the doors reappear.
  11. When Pop's car speeds in between the two trucks, his car's red paint wasn't scratched off. However, when Pop swerves his car around to avoid hitting Lifty and Shifty, the paint is scratched, making the car appear gray.
  12. Lifty and Shifty get killed by their lower bodies getting cut off, however Cub's lower body was cut off throughout the episode and he survived that.
  13. The mud on Cub's face should have washed off when they fell in the waterfall.
  14. When Pop firsts approaches the cacti, the sidewalk appears to enter through the cacti. Once Pop comes out of the cacti, the sidewalk curves around the cacti.
    1. This was probably done to prevent a dead giveaway.
  15. When Pop gives Cub the rubber duck, Cub's Pac-Man eyes are facing each other.
  16. When the section of wall kills Flaky, her blood is red-orange.

Trivia

  • The title of this episode is part of the saying "everything but the kitchen sink," which means to find many items, but most of them aren't necessary to use.
  • This is only one of two episodes in the first season of the television series that Lumpy does not appear in, the other episode being Easy For You to Sleigh. Pop, Cub, Lifty & Shifty also appear in that episode.
  • Lifty and Shifty carrying a wagon of meat might be a reference to the episode Meat Me for Lunch, where the duo steal a bundle of meat from a butcher shop.
  • Pop is responsible for every death in this episode.
  • The sink would later appear in Every Litter Bit Hurts polluting the lake.
  • This is one of a few episodes where one of the characters (Cub) suffer throughout most of the episode.
  • When this episode aired along with The Wrong Side of the Tracks and From Hero to Eternity on YouTube, the alternate title for the conglomeration of the segments was named "One Foot in the Grave". Cuddles, Giggles, Flaky, Lifty, and Shifty appear in all 3 of these episodes. Cuddles, Giggles (debatable), Lifty and Shifty die in all three and Flaky dies twice.
  • Lifty and Shifty's deaths are similar to Petunia's death from Wrath of Con.
  • Nobody dies until 5 minutes into the episode.
  • This is the first TV episode where a female (Flaky) dies first.
  • This marks the first time Pop kills other characters and Cub.
  • This is Pop and Cub most famous episode and the only one so far that mainly focuses on both of them at the same time in the TV series.
  • This is one of the few episodes in which all of the featuring and appearing characters die while the starring character(s) survives.
  • The meaning of the moral "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water" means to not throw something valuable (Cub) away with something that's undesirable (dirty bath water).

References

  1. http://happytreefriends.wikia.com/wiki/File:Blood_Smears.jpg
  2. http://happytreefriends.wikia.com/wiki/File:Giggles_Rundown.jpg


   

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