• Lumpy has the same truck Lammy "steals" in A Bit of a Pickle. (This was mentioned in the Blurb version.)
  • Through Pop and Cub's presence at the cemetery, this episode seems to support the notion that Pop is a widower rather than a divorced father, and even the Blurb hints this. Recently it was confirmed on Twitter that his wife is indeed dead.
    S3E2 Evidence of Pop's wife or Cub's mom

    ...but the cause of death is still unknown.

  • This is one of the few episodes where a character suffers throughout the duration of the episode.
  • The Mole was able to eat off-screen in this episode despite the fact that we never see his mouth. This is similar to how Handy can perform hand-related tasks off screen, and Cro-Marmot also being able to do the same things, like throwing a baseball, which he actually did in this episode.
  • This is the first time Russell survives an episode in the internet series shorts.
  • The release of the Blurb is on the 8th of October 2010, possibly an early celebration to Halloween.
  • This is the first internet episode that Cuddles stars in since Let It Slide.
  • This is one of the many episodes to be remastered for the Blurb version.
  • This and A Vicious Cycle are the only Halloween episodes without female characters.
  • This is the last Halloween-themed episode of Happy Tree Friends to use the original Halloween theme. Afterwards, they use horror movie themes for future Halloween episodes.
  • This is the first internet episode to star Lumpy since From A to Zoo.
  • There are no female characters in this episode.
  • All deaths in this episode involve getting crushed.
  • This is one of five episodes where a thought bubble is used. The other four are Crazy Ant-ics, Doggone It, As You Wish, and And the Kitchen Sink.
  • This episode's Blurb is one of the very few to realize their own animation errors, showing that the animators (or at least the Blurb writers) knew about them.

Cultural References

  • The 2010 movie "Buried" is loosely similar to this episode (both (Debatable) main characters die, but in different ways, Paul suffocates from sand and Cuddles is crushed by Lumpy's car).


  • When The Mole was watching TV at the end of the episode, a scene from A Change of Heart, when Lumpy uses the defibrillators on Giggles, can be heard.
  • Right next to The Mole's refrigerator is a poorly carved pumpkin like the ones from Out of Sight, Out of Mime.

Production Notes

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