|Interest(s):|| Extreme sports|
Nutty (one sided on Nutty's side)
|Enemies/Rivals:|| Nutty (one-sided on Cuddles' side) |
|Love Interest(s):||Giggles (Girlfriend)|
|Deaths:||59|| (45 from Regular Episodes)|
(3 from Smoochies)
(3 from Kringles)
(6 from Irregular Episodes)
(2 from HTF Break Shorts)
|First Appearance:||Banjo Frenzy (Pilot Episode)|
|First Victim:||Flaky||From Let it Slide|
|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 in Happy Tree Friends, and one of the four primary characters of the show, along with Giggles, Toothy, and Lumpy. He's considered the original Happy Tree Friend, 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, if 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 his in 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 both his death and other characters' deaths. On the other hand he is most of the time, 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 known 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 have close crushes on each other. 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 59 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, Double Whammy Part 1 (but not part 2), We're Scrooged!, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm episode, (debatably) Mime to Five, I Nub You, YouTube 101: Subscriptions, (debatably) A Bit of a Pickle, Star Kringle, By the Seat of Your Pants, And You're Kraken Me Up. He also survived the HTF Break shorts Deck the Halls, We Wish You, Take Your Seat, Happy New Year, YouTube Copyright School, and Oh Xmas Tree. His deaths often involve his body getting sliced up and flying organs.Cuddles is one of the characters to have an account on Myspace. It mentions that he actually is allergic to carrots since they make him choke. This is possibly evidenced by the 'Feed' option of his Smoochie. In addition, it mentions he collects pand powerful antique electric toothbrushes 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 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 on 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 interactive with others characters in the series. He also made a cameo appearance on Gundarr, another Mondo show, in the form of a background totem.
- Flaky from Let it slide
Occupations and Careers
For more information, see List of Occupations
- 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 Carols, Deck the Halls; We Wish You
- Swimmer - By The Seat Of Your Pants
Seen on Computer and on TV
- Banjo Frenzy (Pilot Episode): Sliced in half by Lumpy's banjo.
- Spin Fun Knowin' Ya: Flies into a plane's engine.
- Water You Wading For?: Crushed by a whale after getting attacked by multiple sea creatures
- Sweet Ride: Accidentally skateboards into a small stairway, cutting him in 3 pieces: His legs, his torso with the lower half of his head, and the higher half of his head. His eye then is impaled by an ice cream cone.
- This Is Your Knife: Flippy cuts him open with a knife and pulls out his intestines after getting his face scraped off by a rock.
- Happy Trails: Cut in half by a school bus window.
- Flippin' Burgers: Dies of massive blood loss when Flippy somehow impales his throat with a straw, though attempting to drink back the blood
- Class Act: Dies in an explosion.
- I Get a Trick Out of You: Split in half by Lumpy, barely surviving, but later Lumpy accidentally cuts off his blood supply, to do a magic Trick.
- Keepin' it Reel: Flippy uses Flaky as a mace to hit him with, possibly causing too much blood loss. (Debatable)
- Let it Slide: Cut in half by a broken water slide.
- Remains to be Seen: (1) Run over by Flippy's truck. (2) Dies when Ghoul Flippy's brain explodes.
- From A to Zoo: Eye pierced by a helium tank, filling his brain with helium.(Debatable)
- Kringle Feast: Dies in an explosion caused by Lumpy.
- Kringle Karols: Impaled through the head by an icicle.
- Ski Patrol: Slammed into an ambulance, blown up by a helium tank, and buried in snow.
- YouTube Live Episode: 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 on a wall.
- From Hero to Eternity: Explodes when Splendid gives him mouth to mouth.
- And the Kitchen Sink: Gets run over by Pop's SUV.
- Party Animal: Flippy ties balloons around his neck forcing him up into a ceiling fan, where he is shredded.
- 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 the highway bridge falls apart or when the ambulance hits his car.
- Who's to Flame?: Impaled vertically by a fence post
- Take a Hike: Impaled on a sharp rock.
- Snow Place to Go: Half his body gets eaten by an orca.
- Dunce Upon a Time: Ground to death in a pepper grinder
- Gems the Breaks: Flung out of a bus when and flies into a wood chipper along with Toothy and Sniffles.
- A Hole Lotta Love: The front wall of his house falls on him and slicing him vertically into 6 pieces from a window frame.
- Mime to Five: Blown in half by a cannon with too much gun powder in it. Likely dies of blood loss or the killer ducks. (Debatable, as he suffered a similar injury in I Get a Trick Out of You and survived to make it to the hospital. Depending on how quickly he was helped, he may have lived through this or not).
- Blast From the Past: 1) Launched off a seesaw into outer space, where he is frozen and then broken to pieces by a satellite. 2) Same death as Spin Fun Knowin' Ya.
- See What Develops: Accidentally frozen by Splendid's ice breath. Splendid tries to thaw Cuddles out with his laser vision, only to have Cuddles shatter into a bunch of ice cubes.
- Home Is Where the Hurt Is: Accidentally knocked into a wood slicer by Mole.
- Aw, Shucks!: Sliced vertically in half by railroad crossing gate.
- Wipe Out!: Impaled on a buoy. (Originally going to be Toothy)
- Wingin' It: Cut in half by 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: Mole unknowingly administers an IV full of chair cushioning to Cuddles, causing his body to expand to the size of a recliner. Cuddles dies from suffocation and/or having his internal organs crushed.
- Junk in the Trunk: Forced through a pulley.
- Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Cut to pieces by the tail of Flippy's helicopter. (Along with Flippy)
- Autopsy Turvy/Double Whammy Part 2: Crushed by Cro-Marmot when Flippy's van crashed into the house.
- Winter Break: Stabbed in the eye by a jack-in-box.
- The Carpal Tunnel of Love: Gets impaled through his mouth by a pipe.
- Can't Stop Coffin: Crushed by Lumpy's truck.
- Peas in a Pod: Killed by a Pod Lumpy with a mop.
- Seize the Day: Suffers an epileptic seizure, gets electrocuted by Lumpy, and then choked by game controller.
- Wrath of Con: Squashed in the comic con convention center.
- Strain Kringle: 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 (debatable).
- See You Later, Elevator: Gets half his body cut in half when elevator closes in between him. Likely dies of blood loss or from the fiery explosion.
- Happy New Year: Lumpy slams his car door on him. (debatable, because no blood was seen)
- Claw Death 1: Lifty and Shifty rip his lower half off, causing his intestines and blood to pour out.
- Claw Death 2: Skin ripped off by a claw. (debatable, since Flaky had a similar injury in Class Act and survived)
- New Season Trailer: Shot in the head numerous times by Flippy
- Breaking Wind: Broken in half when Splendid flies through him.
- Buns of Steal: Decapitated by Lifty's veins.
- Cubtron Z: Head Crushed by Spreading against a building by Cubtron.
- Camp Pokeneyeout: Crushed by a boulder, along with Toothy.
- First Blood DVD Cover: Cuddles sticks a fork in the outlet and gets electrocuted.
- DVD First Blood Promo: Cuddles is crushed by a large television after Lumpy managed to fix it.
- DVD Second Serving Promo: Cuddles is left in a microwave and burns to death when the microwave was on.
- Hot Topic/YouTube Live Promo: Cuddles gets slammed around to death by the mechanical claw in a crane game. Cuddles was one of the prizes, along with Giggles, Toothy, Nutty, Handy, Lifty, Shifty, Lumpy, and Flippy. As they witness Cuddles' death, they immediately try to escape from the machine in fear of them being next. This was also used as the Happy Tree Friends section on YouTube Live 2008.
- Cuddles Pet Smoochie Feed: Chokes on a carrot.
- Cuddles Pet Smoochie Clean: While taking a shower, the water level goes too high up and he drowns.
- Cuddles Pet Smoochie Sleep: Gets hit by nine tranquilizer darts and dies of low blood pressure.
- 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: Crushed by a huge safe.
Seen on Comics
- HTF Comic #1 & #2: Gets whacked to death by Lumpy, thinking he was a pinata.
- I Get a Kick Out of You: Head kicked off by Lumpy.
- Big Bubble Trouble: Killed when a large bubble popped, along with Lumpy and Petunia.
- Making a Good Bleed: Killed in a car explosion, along with Giggles, Pop, and Flaky.
Seen in Arcade Games
- Hot Potato: Dies in an explosion.
- Fire Escape: Splatters on the ground.
- Ice Slide: Ran over by Cro-Marmot.
- Hare Trigger - 1. Dies after been shot out of a cannon and onto the ground. 2. Eaten by killer ducks 3. Intestines get wrapped around a shovel handle.
- Lumpy's Lame Card Trick: (Card #2) Lumpy accidentally killed Cuddles while he pulled a bunny hat trick.
- Sweet Ride Skate: Has his face scraped away against the ground.
- Dumb Ways to Die: Same death as Cuddles's Pet Smoochie Clean option; however, the shower concept is cut.
Seen on Computer and on TV
- Spin Fun Knowin' Ya: Arms get dismembered as he hangs on to the merry-go-round for dear life.
- 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 Mole, Pop, and Cub, one of his hands reaches up.
- I Get a Trick Out of You: Sawed in half by Lumpy, performing a magic trick on Cuddles (though his intestines remain uncut).
- Ski Patrol: 1. Broken leg is constricted by a tight splint completely shattering the bones. 2. Is dragged though the woods from a helicopter recieving many bad cuts.
- The Wrong Side of the Tracks: (before death) Hands cut off by a small tunnel, radius invisible.
- From Hero to Eternity: Impaled through the eye with a sharp stone caught in a snowball thrown by Giggles.
- Doggone It: Attacked by a giant squid.
- Take a Hike: (before death) Snake's poison is spat into his eyes, melting them.
- Mime to Five: Blown out of a cannon, and, due to there being too much gunpowder, his body is cut in half with his intestines connecting both parts together.
- A Sight for Sore Eyes: Mole drops chunks of Handy's brain in his drink, making him sick.
- In a Jam: (before death) 1. Stabbed multiple times in the arm with a needle. 2. Gets needle stuck in his arm. 3. Becomes very sickly from losing too much blood in donation. 4. His right eye is split in half when a string on his guitar breaks while auditioning for the "Happy Tree Band". 5. Ruptures his ear drums and is knocked away from the sound of a loud amplifier.
- Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Half his face is burnt by coffee.
- Can't Stop Coffin: (before death) 1. While trying to get out of a coffin, the tips of his fingers get scratched off. 2. Gets his head partly cut due to his coffin lighting on fire. 3. Half his face is scraped off by Lumpy's truck, removing one of his eyes. 4. Mole takes his other eye out, thinking it was an apple.
- False Alarm Episode: Thrown out of his car onto the pavement.
- Wrath of Con: Splendid ruptured his ears and the fire was on his body.
- A Bit of a Pickle: Ears and feet sliced off after having his car door slammed shut on him by Lumpy (if he wasn't killed).
- Happy New Year: Hit by Lumpy's van door.
- Blood Sample B: Ear cut off.
- Don't forget the Sunscreen Wallpaper: An alligator bites some skin on his back revealing his buttocks.
- Slap Happy: Cheek slapped by a finger, crashes into walls when device is shaken up, and/or would get electrocuted.
- Hare Comes the Sun July 2007 Calendar: Left side of his body is severely burned by the sun. Strangely though, he doesn't seem to notice or even care.
- HTF Bunch Wallpaper: 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) Hand gets burned by a hot marshmallow.
Number of Kills
|Character||Number of Times Killed||Episodes|
|Toothy||3||From A to Zoo (along with a Rhino) |
|Lumpy||1||In a Jam (along with Sniffles)|
|Handy||1||In a Jam (along with Sniffles)|
|Sniffles||1||In a Jam|
|Flaky||2||Let it Slide|
Mime to Five (along with Mime)
- Internet series: 26.36%
- TV series: 22.5%
- Breaks & Kringles: 36.3%
- Total Rate: 23.6%
- If you don't count irregular episodes, Cuddles would be one of the four characters to die in all of their starring roles. The others would be (debatably) Petunia, Lifty, and Shifty.
- It's shown that Cuddles is aware that he frequently dies shown 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 dies 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 is the original Happy Tree Friend and debatably the most famous and liked character.
- He appears in the first 9 TV episodes and dies in 7 or 6 of them.
- He can sometimes be mischievous and bratty, as seen in From A to Zoo and Water You Wading For.
- Cuddles and Toothy are the first duo in which both partners have killed each other. In other duos, one kills the other, but not the other way around.
- He is one of the few characters who haven't killed 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. This is also seen that one slipper flew 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 Mole.
- There was a goof in The Carpal Tunnel of Love where Cuddles was seen without his slippers.
- He is a frequent victim to a lot of characters: Toothy, Flaky, Disco Bear, Lifty, Cro-Marmot and Flippy.
- He is one the few characters who's kill count is less then 10 the others are Cub, Lammy, and Cro-Marmot.
- Cuddles has a pet mouse that he lets it ride on his shoulder, feeding it a piece of cheese in the episode, Junk in the Trunk.
- Cuddles is a lefty in Can't Stop Coffin's Blurb, but is a rightly in In a Jam.
- The Collect Them All section of the First Blood DVD reveals that Cuddles has a Master's Degree in Karate.
- He likes the color of pink as he has been seen with a strawberry ice cream cone, his pink slippers, his pink cheeks, and his girlfriend Giggles (who has pink fur).
- According to the Pop Corn video version of Spin Fun Knowin' Ya in the First Blood DVD, it proclaims that Cuddles starred in the Ninja movie series called "Paws of Fury", a parody of the Bruce Lee movie Fist of Fury. The joke is that Cuddles is a rabbit.
- Toothy and Flaky are his most frequent victims.
- 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 2). 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 and season 2 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 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 new 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 Sniffles.
- In Cuddles' account on MySpace, it mentions that he is allergic to carrots because they make him choke, which is possibly evidenced by the Feed option of him Smoochie. However, this was never officially confirmed by Mondo Media and it is also possible that the choke was merely due to the carrot being stuck in Cuddles' throat, without being an allergic reaction.
- There is no blood in Cuddles' Smoochie.
- He has the third highest number of appearances (behind Lumpy and Giggles).
- Cuddles has the second highest number of appearances in the TV series, only behind 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.
- The only main characters who haven't killed Cuddles yet are Handy, Cub, Russell and Lammy.
- In the TV series Lumpy, Cro-Marmot and Mole appeared in all of his starring roles.
- Cuddles may resemble Pikachu from Pokemon. Back when the first episode of Happy Tree Friends premiered (late 1999), Pokemon was incredibly popular.
- Cuddles' season 1 intro was 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/hare in the entire series.
- Even though he has the most deaths, he doesn't have the lowest survival rate. The characters who has the lowest survival rate are Lifty and Shifty for 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 20 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.