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"Crazy Antics" is an episode of the Happy Tree Friends internet series, and the fourth of the first season. This episode introduces Sniffles, the intelligent anteater who can never seem to catch any ants.
Brainy anteater Sniffles doesn't quite use his head when digging in this particular ant hole. His tasty treat turns ugly when the ants take their revenge. Do you notice what is hidden in the ant hole? Be wary of hidden treasure!
As Sniffles walks through the forest, thinking about math equations, he comes upon an ant-hill. Hungry for a snack, Sniffles walks over and sticks his tongue inside the ant-hill. His tongue travels down a winding path to where a family of ants is having dinner. Sniffles' tongue breaks down their door, and the ants scream in fear.
Sniffles is at first happy, but he soon starts screaming in pain as the ants nail down his tongue with a stake and hammer. Sniffles tries to pull his tongue out, to no avail. The ants begin slicing his tongue with a cheese grater and pouring lemon juice on his wounds. Sniffles begins pulling his ears in agony as the ants start slicing his tongue with a band saw.
As Sniffles continues to struggle to pull his tongue from the ant-hill, one of the ants comes running up his tongue with a can of gasoline. Having poured a trail of gas from the base of Sniffles tongue, the ant throws the gas can down Sniffles throat. The mother ant lights the gasoline, causing a fire to spread all the way up Sniffles tongue to his body. When the flame reaches him, Sniffles body explodes and one of the ants begins cheering in triumph.
"Buckle up for safety!"
- After swallowing a can of gasoline, Sniffles blows up when a flame reaches his stomach.
- In the introduction when Sniffles pops out of the bush, the bush disappears, except for the area beneath Sniffles. (Fixed in the Classics Remastered version)
- The ants, their table, and their weaponry are not seen when Sniffles is lowering his tongue down the hole.
- When Sniffles explodes, his blood was orange.
- In the Classics Remastered Version, after Sniffles puts his tongue in the hole a bone on the left side magically appears.
Quick Shot Moment
When the ants are hammering down Sniffles' tongue, a brief shot of the Mother Ant manning the electric saw is seen.
- This episode marks Sniffles' and The Cursed Idol's first appearances. (The Cursed Idol appears underground when Sniffles is moving his tongue in on the Ants' home.)
- When Sniffles' tongue is going towards the ant's front door, it may be a parody of a game called Gold Well, a popular arcade and now flash game.
- There's a picture of an adult male ant in the ant family's dining room. According to the creators, he died in the war.
- This is the first episode with only one main character.
- The music in the beginning was reused for The Way You Make Me Wheel.