|Interest(s):|| Extreme sports|
|Love Interest(s):||Giggles (in I Nub You, The Carpal Tunnel of Love, YouTube 101: Subscriptions, and Remains to be Seen.)|
|Kill Count:|| 14 (Main Characters)|
|Deaths:|| 56 |
(1 Debatable Death)
| (46 from Regular Episodes)|
(3 from Smoochies)
(3 from Kringles)
(7 from Irregular Episodes)
(1 from HTF Break Shorts)
|First Appearance:||Banjo Frenzy (Pilot episode)|
|Last Appearance:||Camp Pokeneyeout|
|First Victim:|| Giggles|
| From This Is Your Knife (Internet) |
Concrete Solution (TV)
|First Death:||Banjo Frenzy|
|Voice Actor/Actress:|| Rhode Montijo|
(1999 - Only in Banjo Frenzy)
(2000 - present)
- "This adorable bunny rabbit is so darned cute you'll just want to squeeze him with all your heart."
- ―"Collect them All" card info[src]
Cuddles is one of the main characters of Happy Tree Friends, and one of the four primary characters of the show, along with Giggles, Toothy, and Lumpy. He is considered the original Happy Tree Friend and the show's (unofficial) mascot, despite Shifty being created first.
Cuddles is a yellow rabbit with pink cheeks who inexplicably wears pink bunny slippers. His white, fluffy, curly hair tuft and cotton tail look exactly the same. His ears move to match how he feels. For example, when he's happy/energized they'll stay up, and when he's upset/sad they'll drop down. Cuddles is one of the primary characters in the series. Like Giggles, Toothy and Lumpy, he appears in many of the advertisements. Cuddles was the second character to be created in Happy Tree Friends (the first being Shifty). Creator Rhode Montijo first drew him on a piece of paper with the phrase Resistance Is Futile above and that was how the creators got the idea for the show. His voice is even performed by the co-creator of the show Kenn Navarro.
Cuddles' personality is somewhat mixed. On one hand, he can be dangerously mischievous and fairly self-centered. Both of these characteristics have led to the death of both himself and other characters. On the other hand, he is usually lovable, friendly, sweet and caring, making his personality more complex than the others. As revealed in Sweet Ride, he is referred to as a skaterboy. He was seen to have multiple houses, but his official one is considered to be a hollow tree, as it is the only one to appear more than once (In a Jam and Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow). He is particularly good friends with Toothy, Flippy, Petunia, Flaky, and Lumpy. Cuddles and Giggles are also very close friends, and it has been hinted several times they are romantically involved. Their relationship is most prominent in the Fall Out Boy music video The Carpal Tunnel of Love, and hinted at in the internet episode I Nub You.
With 60 deaths, Cuddles is the character who has been killed the most times in the Happy Tree Friends franchise. He is also the character who has, so far, been killed by Flaky, Toothy, Disco Bear, Lumpy and Flippy the most (though to be fair, Flippy and Lumpy generally kill everyone in episodes in which they are featured).
While he dies a lot in the Internet and TV series, Cuddles has survived in Doggone It, Sea What I Found, A Change of Heart, A Sight for Sore Eyes, Letter Late than Never, and Double Whammy Part I (but not part 2). In the internet shorts he survives Water Way to Go, We're Scrooged!, I Nub You, By The Seat Of Your Pants, and You're Kraken Me Up. He also survives the False Alarm episode, YouTube 101: Subscriptions, Youtube Copyright School, Oh Xmas Tree, and Star Kringle. In the HTF Break shorts he survived Deck the Halls, We Wish You, Take Your Seat and Happy New Year (Debatable). His deaths often involve his body getting sliced up, vehicles, and flying organs.Cuddles is one of the characters to have an account on Myspace. It mentions that he is actually allergic to carrots since they make him choke, though this was later denied in a 2015 tweet by Kenn Navarro. In addition, it mentions he collects powerful antique electric toothbrushes that and his fur is highly protected from the sun. He may look like a cute, cuddly, and sweet bunny rabbit (which is why his name is Cuddles) on the outside, but on the inside he's known as a rebellious Happy Tree Friend. His talents include extreme sports like skateboarding, surfing, and soccer. He even appears as literal a daredevil in Mime to Five. Cuddles loves listening to rock music, and he was once a member of "The Happy Tree Band". As evidenced in the Happy Tree Friends Break Seize the Day, Cuddles suffers from epilepsy the same way Handy does. He has appeared in one of the episodes of The God and Devil Show on God's keys, when they were chasing Robert Downey Jr. Cuddles is one of the characters to have more interactions with other characters in the series. He also made a cameo appearance on Gundarr, another Mondo show, in the form of a background totem.
HTF Break Roles
Occupations and Careers
- For more information, see List of Occupations
- Farmer - Don't Yank My Chain
- Firefighter - Who's to Flame?
- Soccer Player - A Change of Heart
- Christmas Play Actor - Class Act
- Daredevil - Mime to Five
- Journalist - See What Develops
- Delivery Boy - Aw, Shucks!
- Replacement Lead Guitarist/Rock Musician - In a Jam
- Carol Singer - Kringle Karols, Deck the Halls; We Wish You
- Swimmer - By The Seat Of Your Pants
Seen on computer and TV
- Banjo Frenzy (Pilot Episode): Is sliced in half by Lumpy's banjo.
- Spin Fun Knowin' Ya: Flies into a plane's engine.
- Water You Wading For: Gets crushed by a whale.
- Sweet Ride: Accidentally skateboards into a small stairway, cutting him in three pieces: His legs, his torso with the lower half of his head, and the higher half of his head.
- This Is Your Knife: Has his face slashed off by a rock by Flippy, and is then cut open with a knife and has his intestines pulled out.
- Happy Trails Pt. 1: Is cut in half by a school bus window.
- Flippin' Burgers: Dies from massive blood loss when Flippy impales his throat with a straw.
- Class Act: Dies in an explosion.
- I Get a Trick Out of You: Dies when Lumpy removes his IV to perform a magic trick.
- Keepin' it Reel: May have died when Flippy smacks him using Flaky as a weapon.
- Let it Slide: Is cut in half by a broken water slide.
- Remains to be Seen:
- Is hit by Flippy's truck.
- Dies when zombie Flippy's brain explodes.
- From A to Zoo: Has his eye pierced by a helium tank, filling his brain with helium.
- Kringle Feast: Dies in an explosion caused by Lumpy.
- Kringle Karols: Is impaled through the head by an icicle.
- Ski Patrol: Is slammed into an ambulance, blown up by a helium tank, and buried in snow.
- YouTube Live Episode: Is slammed against the walls of a crane machine multiple times.
- The Wrong Side of the Tracks: Dies of blood loss when his hands are ripped off by a glass wall.
- From Hero to Eternity: Explodes when Splendid gives him mouth to mouth.
- And the Kitchen Sink: Is hit by Pop's SUV.
- Party Animal: Has balloons tied around his neck, and is then shredded by a ceiling fan.
- Ipso Fatso: Crashes his car into a tree, where his body is forced through a knot in tree.
- Don't Yank My Chain: Falls into a well with his head stuck in the bucket, and is decapitated when rope stops.
- Concrete Solution: Dies when Sniffles' ambulance hits his car or when the highway bridge falls apart
- Who's to Flame?: Is impaled vertically by a fence post.
- Take a Hike: Is impaled on a sharp rock.
- Snow Place to Go: Has half his body eaten by an orca.
- Dunce Upon a Time: Is ground to death in a pepper grinder.
- Gems the Breaks: Is flung out of a bus when and flies into a wood chipper along with Toothy and Sniffles.
- A Hole Lotta Love: Is sliced vertically into six pieces from a falling window frame.
- Mime to Five: Is blown in half by a cannon with too much gunpowder in it. Likely dies of blood loss or the killer ducks.
- Blast From the Past:
- Is launched off a seesaw into outer space, where he is frozen and then broken to pieces by a satellite.
- Same death as Spin Fun Knowin' Ya.
- See What Develops: Is accidentally frozen by Splendid's ice breath, then shattered into a bunch of ice cubes by Splendid's laser vision.
- Home Is Where the Hurt Is: Is accidentally knocked into a wood slicer by Mole.
- Aw, Shucks!: Is sliced vertically in half by a railroad crossing gate.
- Wipe Out!: Is impaled on a buoy.
- Wingin' It: Is cut in half by an airplane tray table when Lumpy, who was sitting in front of Cuddles, reclines his seat.
- Easy Comb, Easy Go: Unknowingly drinks a bottle of hair growth formula and suffocates on the hair that grows inside of him.
- In a Jam: Has an IV full of chair cushioning unknowingly administered to him by Mole, causing his body to expand to the size of a recliner. Dies from suffocation and/or having his internal organs crushed.
- Junk in the Trunk: Is forced through a pulley.
- Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Is cut to pieces by the tail of Flippy's helicopter.
- Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II): Is crushed by Cro-Marmot when Flippy's van crashes into the house.
- The Carpal Tunnel of Love: Gets impaled through his mouth by a pipe.
- Can't Stop Coffin: Is crushed by Lumpy's truck.
- Peas in a Pod: Is killed by a Pod Lumpy with a mop.
- Seize the Day: Suffers an epileptic seizure, gets electrocuted by Lumpy, and is then choked by game controller.
- Wrath of Con: Is squashed in the comic con convention center.
- Strain Kringle: Is impaled through the eye by a telescope.
- A Bit of a Pickle: Gets his ears and feet sliced off by Lumpy when his car door slams shut on him, and probably dies later from blood loss.
- See You Later, Elevator: Gets half his body cut in half when elevator closes on him. Likely dies of blood loss or from the fiery explosion.
- Death 1: Has his lower half ripped off by Lifty and Shifty, causing his intestines and blood to pour out.
- Death 2: Has his skin ripped off by a claw. (Debatable, since Flaky suffered a similar injury in Class Act and survived.)
- New Season Trailer: Is shot in the head numerous times by Flippy.
- Breaking Wind: Is broken in half when Splendid flies through him.
- Buns of Steal: Is decapitated by Lifty's veins.
- Cubtron Z: Has his head crushed against a building by Cubtron.
- Camp Pokeneyeout: Is crushed by a boulder.
- Happy New Year: Has Lumpy's car door slammed on him. (Because no blood was seen)
- First Blood DVD Cover: Sticks a fork in an outlet and gets electrocuted.
- DVD First Blood Promo: Is crushed by a large television after Lumpy managed to fix it.
- DVD Second Serving Promo: Is left in a microwave and burns to death when the microwave is turned on.
- Hot Topic/YouTube Live Promo: Gets slammed around to death by the mechanical claw in a crane game.
- Slap Happy iPhone App: Would get sliced in half by a chainsaw, would have a pipe fall in his mouth and choke him, or would have gotten squished.
- Get Into Advertising: Is crushed by a huge safe.
- TV series volume 3 DVD cover: The Mole cuts his upper head off with scissors.
- Winter Break: Is stabbed in the eye by a jack-in-the-box.
Seen in Comics
- HTF Comic #1 & #2: Gets mistaken for a piñata and whacked to death by Lumpy.
- I Get a Kick Out of You: Has his head kicked off by Lumpy.
- Big Bubble Trouble: Is killed when a large bubble popped.
- Making a Good Bleed: Is killed in a car explosion.
Seen in Arcade Games
- Hot Potato: Dies in an explosion.
- Fire Escape: Splatters on the ground.
- Ice Slide: Is run over by Cro-Marmot.
- Hare Trigger
- Dies after being shot out of a cannon and onto the ground.
- Is eaten by killer ducks.
- Has his intestines get wrapped around a shovel handle.
- Lumpy's Lame Card Trick: (Card #2) Has his head severed when Lumpy tries pulling him out of a hat.
- Sweet Ride Skate: Has his face scraped away against the ground.
- Dumb Ways to Die: Has the same death as in Cuddles's Pet Smoochie Clean option; however, the shower concept is cut.
Seen on computer and TV
- Spin Fun Knowin' Ya: Has his arms get dismembered as he hangs onto the merry-go-round for dear life.
- Water You Wading For: Gets attacked by multiple sea creatures.
- Class Act: Has his head forced out of the hole in his costume, forming a bloody cylinder, which bounces down the stairs. Some fans call it the "Head Slinky". Oddly, the rest of his body still seems to remain intact, and in the shot featuring The Mole, Pop, and Cub, one of his hands reaches up.
- I Get a Trick Out of You: Is sawed in half by Lumpy, with his intestines remaining uncut.
- Keepin' it Reel: Is stabbed by Flaky's quills, and is smacked by Flaky, when Flippy uses Flaky as a weapon.
- Ski Patrol:
- Has his broken leg constricted by a tight splint, completely shattering the bones.
- Is dragged though the woods from a helicopter, receiving many bad cuts.
- The Wrong Side of the Tracks: (Before death) Has his hands cut off by a small tunnel.
- From Hero to Eternity: Is impaled through the eye with a sharp stone caught in a snowball thrown by Giggles.
- Doggone It: Is attacked by a giant squid.
- Take a Hike: (Before death) Has snake venom spat into his eyes, melting them and causing a severe reaction.
- Mime to Five: Is shot out of a cannon by Toothy, which blows his waist in half. He later has his intestines wrapped around a pole.
- A Sight for Sore Eyes: Gets sick when The Mole drops chunks of Handy's brain in his drink.
- In a Jam: (Before death)
- Is stabbed multiple times in the arm with a needle.
- Gets a needle stuck in his arm.
- Becomes very sickly from losing too much blood in donation.
- Has his right eye split in half when a string on his guitar breaks while auditioning for the "Happy Tree Band".
- Ruptures his ear drums and is knocked away by the sound of a loud amplifier.
- Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Has half his face burned by coffee.
- Can't Stop Coffin: (Before death)
- Scratches the tips of his fingers off while trying to get out of a coffin.
- Gets his head partly burned due to his coffin lighting on fire.
- Has half his face scraped off by Lumpy's truck, removing one of his eyes.
- Has his other eye taken out by The Mole, who mistakes it for an apple.
- False Alarm Episode: Is thrown out of his car onto the pavement.
- Wrath of Con: Has his ears ruptured by Splendid and his body set on fire.
- Blood Sample B: Has his ear cut off.
- Don't forget the Sunscreen Wallpaper: Is bitten on the back by an alligator, revealing his buttocks.
- Slap Happy: Has his cheek slapped by a finger, crashes into walls when device is shaken, and/or gets electrocuted.
- Hare Comes the Sun July 2007 Calendar: Has the left side of his body severely burned by the sun. (Debatable, as his Myspace page states his fur is resistant to the sun.)
- HTF Bunch Wallpaper: Is stabbed in the calf muscle by Flippy.
- Hare Trigger: Same injury as in Mime to Five.
- Deadeye Derby: Gets hit on the eyes, head, or body with rocks. (Character selection) Has his hand burned by a hot marshmallow.
Number of Kills
|Character||Number of Times Killed||Episodes|
|Giggles||1||This Is Your Knife (Along with Fliqpy)|
|Toothy||4||From A to Zoo (Along with a Rhino)|
Gems the Breaks (Along with Splendid, Lifty, and Shifty) (Debatable)
Strain Kringle (Along with Lumpy)
|Lumpy||1||In a Jam (Along with Sniffles)|
|Handy||1||In a Jam (Along with Sniffles)|
|Nutty||1||Concrete Solution (Along with Lumpy and Sniffles) (Debatable)|
|Sniffles||3||Concrete Solution (Along with Nutty)|
Gems the Breaks (Along with Splendid, Lifty, and Shifty) (Debatable)
In a Jam
|Cub||1||Concrete Solution (Along with Nutty and Lumpy)|
|Flaky||2||Let It Slide|
Mime to Five (Along with Mime)
|Generic Tree Friends||5||5 in Class Act|
- Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Sneezes into a can and blows Giggles' brain out.
- Deadbye Derby: Kills Giggles, Toothy, Petunia, Handy, Sniffles, Nutty, Flaky, Disco Bear, Russell, Lifty, Shifty, Fliqpy, Splendid, and a giant squid by flinging rocks at them with a slingshot.
- Run and Bun: Kills Lumpy by bumping into him and having his body sliced in half by his car door or by impaling his body on numerous spikes. He can also kill Cub, Sniffles, Cro-Marmot, and Lumpy's elephant.
- Sounds like April 2006 Calendar: Blows a trumpet in Giggles' ear, making her head explode.
Episodes Survived by Season
|Season||Number of Appearances||Deaths||Episodes Survived|
- Internet series: 26.36%
- TV series: 22.5%
- Breaks & Kringles: 36.3%
- Total Rate: 24.32%
- If you don't count irregular episodes, Cuddles would be one of the three characters to die in all of their starring roles. The others would be Lifty and Shifty.
- It's shown that Cuddles is aware that he frequently dies as seen in Blast from the Past, where he said "Oh my god, I'm gonna die! Not this old death again!".
- He dies in every debut. He died in his Internet debut Spin Fun Knowin' Ya, died in his TV episode debut The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and he died in his pilot debut Banjo Frenzy.
- Cuddles, Lifty, and Shifty die in the first and last episodes of the TV series.
- Cuddles, Toothy, Flaky, Lifty, and Shifty are the only characters to be killed by both sides of Flippy.
- Most of his deaths involve having his body sliced apart, vehicles, and his intestines.
- Cuddles is one of the few characters who have more deaths then kills, the others are Petunia, Handy, Cub, and Russell.
- Cuddles and Toothy die in the first and last episodes of season 1.
- Cuddles stars, features, and appears once in season 4.
- He appears in the first nine TV episodes and dies in seven or six of them.
- If one doesn't count debatable episodes, Cuddles has survived 19 out of the 74 episodes he appears in.
- Cuddles is the third character to die in the TV series.
- If one counts his ears, Cuddles is the second tallest main character in the show.
- He can sometimes be mischievous and bratty, as seen in From A to Zoo and Water You Wading For.
- Cuddles' coloring is ironic to his character because yellow is often used as synonymous with cowardly.
- The only characters who haven't killed him are Petunia, Handy, Russell, Lammy, and Mr. Pickels.
- He is one of the many characters who haven't killed a Generic Tree Friend.
- Most of the time, Cuddles keeps his bunny slippers on, but in the episodes Happy Trails Pt. 1 and Home Is Where the Hurt Is, Cuddles' slippers are seen off of his feet after his deaths. One slipper also flies off of his foot on the Overkill DVD set box.
- He is one of the few characters to make Flippy flip out. The others are Lumpy (twice), Nutty (twice), Flaky (twice), Mime, and The Mole.
- There was a goof in The Carpal Tunnel of Love where Cuddles was seen without his slippers and his tail.
- Cuddles is one of the few characters to eat/drink the remains of another character, the others are Giggles, Lumpy, Petunia, Flaky, The Mole, (Offscreen) Russell, and both sides of Flippy.
- He is one of the few characters who haven't killed a bear. The others are Handy, Cro-Marmot, Lammy, and Mr. Pickels.
- Toothy is his most frequent victim.
- Cuddles is one of the two characters to never kill every character in one episode, the other character is Lammy.
- Just like Lumpy, he is a frequent victim to a lot of characters: Toothy, Flaky, Disco Bear, Lifty, Cro-Marmot, Lumpy, and Flippy.
- Cuddles has never interacted with Petunia. The only times they are seen together is when there are a lot of other characters with them, in Home Is Where the Hurt Is, From A to Zoo, and Take a Hike.
- Cuddles has a pet mouse that he lets ride on his shoulder and feeds a piece of cheese in the episode Junk in the Trunk.
- Cuddles is shown to be a lefty in Can't Stop Coffin, but a righty in In a Jam. It is possible that he is ambidextrous.
- The Collect Them All section of the First Blood DVD reveals that Cuddles has a Master's Degree in karate.
- He may like the color pink, as he has been seen with a strawberry ice cream cone, has pink slippers, has pink cheeks, and his girlfriend in a few episodes is Giggles (who has pink fur).
- According to the Pop Corn video version of Spin Fun Knowin' Ya in the First Blood DVD, Cuddles starred in the Ninja movie series "Paws of Fury". This is a parody of the Bruce Lee movie Fist of Fury, the joke being that Cuddles is a rabbit.
- Most of Cuddles' kills are from In a Jam.
- He is the first victim of Toothy and Nutty. In the TV series he is the first victim of Good Flippy and Splendid.
- In the arcade game Crazy Disco, he is seen wearing a bikini, even though he is a male character. In the updated version of the game, Disco Inferno, he is only wearing his normal bunny slippers.
- When he's playing soccer, he wears pink bunny slippers with cleats and an angry look.
- During the TV series, he is often the first character to die, especially when there is a large cast. He was the first to die in From Hero to Eternity, Don't Yank My Chain, Who's to Flame?, Gems the Breaks, Home Is Where the Hurt Is, Aw, Shucks!, Wingin' It, and Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II). On the other hand, he was the last to die in In a Jam, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, See What Develops, and Easy Comb, Easy Go.
- Cuddles died in every season 1 internet episode he appeared in.
- Cuddles has the most deaths out of all the characters, despite not being killed by The Cursed Idol.
- Cuddles was the first character to die in the HTF Break Shorts.
- The only times in the TV series where Cuddles does not appear in all three segments are "Four on the Floor", "Marooned Five", "Behind the Eight Ball", "Nine Lives", "Eleventh Hour", and "Twelfth Night".
- Cuddles is the playable character in the Happy Tree Friends iPhone app: Slap Happy.
- So far, his only survived starring role episode was YouTube 101: Subscriptions.
- Cuddles is one of the five characters who die in almost all of their starring roles, but has survived in one of them. The other four are Toothy, Flaky, Russell, and Petunia.
- There is no blood in Cuddles' Smoochie, making it the only Smoochie to lack blood.
- He has the third highest number of appearances (behind Lumpy and Giggles).
- Cuddles has the second highest number of appearances in the TV series, behind only Lumpy. The only TV episodes he didn't appear in are Easy For You to Sleigh, Wishy Washy, Every Litter Bit Hurts, As You Wish, Chew Said a Mouthful, Idol Curiosity, Tongue in Cheek, and I've Got You Under My Skin.
- He is one of the three characters with footwear. The other characters are Disco Bear and Russell.
- In the TV series, Lumpy, Cro-Marmot, and Mole appeared in all of his starring roles.
- Cuddles may resemble Pikachu from Pokémon. Back when the first episode of Happy Tree Friends premiered (late 1999), Pokémon was incredibly popular.
- Cuddles' season 1 intro is very similar to Petunia's season 1 intro.
- Cuddles survives in By The Seat Of Your Pants, the season 3 finale, and in You're Kraken Me Up, the season 4 premiere.
- His season 4 alliterate sentence is: "Caring and sharing is cause for charming and cheers". His starring page is similar to his Season 2 intro.
- Cuddles, along with Lifty, Handy, and Lumpy make a cameo appearance as a totem pole in Gundarr, another Mondo Media show.
- There is a Halloween costume of Cuddles with a saw impaled in his chest.
- He's the only character to be a rabbit in the entire series.
- Even though he has the most deaths, he doesn't have the lowest survival rate. The character with the lowest survival rate is Shifty for the internet shorts and Handy for the TV series.
- Cuddles is the only one out of the four primary characters (himself, Giggles, Toothy, and Lumpy) who has less than 70 kills.
- Cuddles is considered to be Happy Tree Friend's official mascot, despite only having the 3rd highest amount of appearances.
- Despite being known for his daredevil personality, Cuddles is one of only two characters shown to have specific phobias. He's shown to be afraid of needles in In a Jam and the dark (Debatable) in Can't Stop Coffin. The other is obviously Flaky.
- Cuddles is one of the nine characters who have never intentionally killed anyone. The others are: Toothy, Cub, Disco Bear, Nutty, Lifty, Russell, Mime, and Lammy (Debatable).
- Despite being the only member of the original four main characters to appear in the False Alarm episode he is the only member of the original four not to be playable in the game of the same name.