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Meet the new Grinches.
Season: TV Season 1
Episode: 4.1
Title Reference/Pun: Easy for you to say
Aired: October 30, 2006
Writers: Kenn Navarro
Warren Graff
Ken Pontac
David Winn
Jeff Biancalana
Director: Kenn Navarro
Starring Roles
Featuring Roles
Part 1
Easy For You to Sleigh Part 103:40

Easy For You to Sleigh Part 1

Part 2
Easy For You to Sleigh Part 203:48

Easy For You to Sleigh Part 2

Previous Episode Sea What I Found
Next Episode Wishy Washy

Easy For You to Sleigh is episode number 4.1 of the Happy Tree Friends television series.

HTF Episode Description

It’s Santa Lifty and Elf Shifty coming to visit with thievery spirit! (Part 1)

Lifty and Shifty tries to bring their own brand of X-mas cheer to the wrong house. (Part 2)

Lifty and Shifty, disguised as Santa and his helper, climb down Flippy's chimney. (DVD)


It is Christmas Eve, and Pop is cooking up a meal while singing "Deck the Halls". He checks the turkey to see if it is done, but smoke pours out of the oven and sets off the fire alarm. Pop, wanting to protect Cub's hearing, gets the ladder and tries to turn the alarm off. He ends up breaking it and removing the batteries to stop the noise. Outside, Lifty and Shifty (the former wearing a Santa hat) plan to ransack Pop's house by going down the chimney with a sack. They come out of the fireplace and are about to steal Pop's possessions when suddenly, they see a Christmas tree with ornaments and a star on top. They decide to steal the tree instead, but it is too big to fit through the chimney. Eventually, they give up and leave the tree stuck in the chimney as they hunt for easier gains.

As Pop sets a fire in the fireplace, Cub wants him to read a Christmas story before going to bed. As Pop begins reading, smoke begins flowing out of the chimney and filling up the room. Because the fire alarm is broken, Pop and Cub do not realize this and they both succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Lifty and Shifty next set their sights on Mime's tent, only to find it empty. They both watch Mime pantomiming washing his face, frying an egg, and putting a bag of money inside a safe before leaving the room. They shrug their shoulders and enter the tent, pretending to steal the imaginary safe and put it in the bag. When they leave the tent, they are disappointed by how little they have accomplished.

Next, they see Flippy's house, which they enter through the chimney. Inside, Lifty and Shifty see numerous rare antiques and a huge plasma screen TV in the den, where Flippy sleeps in his armchair with a plate of cookies on his lap. They tell each other to be quiet before going about their task, but they end up knocking over a picture frame, breaking a vase, and turning on the TV while a bugle plays reveille with flashing lights. Amazingly, Flippy remains asleep through all of this, so Lifty and Shifty decide to steal everything in his house.

After they are done removing every last appliance, decoration, and piece of furniture in the room, as well as tying Flippy up and having him sit on a cinder block, Lifty and Shifty decide to take some of the Christmas cookies on Flippy's lap. As they take one, however, a crumb falls to the ground, making a tiny breaking sound which wakes Flippy up. To his horror, he finds himself restrained just like he was when he was captured during the war. He flips out in anger and breaks free from the ropes.

Lifty and Shifty try to escape through the door, but Fliqpy locks them in, forcing them to run in the other direction. While running, Shifty sees candy canes that look like stakes flying towards him. He ducks, while an oblivious Lifty is impaled in the torso. Shifty keeps running until he sees a fancy candle holder in a bear trap. He carries a bag of sand and attempts to match the weight of the bag with the candle holder's. He successfully switches the items around and runs for it. In a moment of ill-fated greed, he comes back to grab the bag, however, and the bear trap snaps off one of his hands. Meanwhile, Lifty begins licking the candy canes in an effort to escape.

Shifty continues running and narrowly avoids stepping in a snare trap made with Christmas lights. He then turns to see Fliqpy, who crushes a glass Christmas ornament in his hand and blows the dust into Shifty's eyes. The blinded raccoon takes a few steps back and gets his leg caught in the snare trap. Using one of the Christmas tree cookies as a Bowie knife, Fliqpy cuts open Shifty's torso, spilling blood everywhere while Shifty screams in pain. A happy Fliqpy takes a bite out of the blood-stained cookie.

Lifty, meanwhile, finally licks through the candy canes and falls out of the trap. He looks up to see a shadowy figure that looks like Shifty standing on a stack of boxes and pointing to an exit out a window. He climbs the pile and jumps out the window, only to discover that Fliqpy is wearing Shifty's skin and hat in order to trick him. Lifty flies into a baler and is torn apart. Fliapy drives the baler away and Lifty's carcass comes out of the machine in the shape of a Christmas present under a tree. Lights on the tree begin blinking, resembling a Christmas tree.

Meanwhile, back at Mime's tent, he turns on the light only to discover that his "safe" has been stolen.


"Give until it hurts!"


  1. Pop and Cub die of carbon monoxide poisoning from smoke when their chimney gets blocked. (This has been confirmed as the most painless death in the entire series so far.)
  2. Shifty is carved up with a Christmas tree cookie that Fliqpy uses as a Bowie knife.
  3. Lifty is tricked by Fliqpy into jumping out a window where he lands in a baler, brutally shredding his body apart.


  1. Lifty is impaled in the chest by three candy canes.
  2. Shifty has one of his arms torn off by a bear trap.
  3. Fliqpy blows powdered glass into Shifty's eyes.


  1. Flippy should most likely have had a co-starring role.
  2. Pop and Cub should not have died as quickly as they did, as it would normally take up to two hours for a room to fill up with smoke. Of course, seeing as how each episode is roughly seven minutes, time is likely sped up.
  3. Flippy's TV turns on, even though it is unplugged (though it is possible that it is a wireless TV).
  4. The crest on Flippy's beret changes its place several times.
  5. Flippy would not have had the time to set up the traps Lifty and Shifty are caught in. The only way this would be possible is if the traps were set up before he flipped, which is unlikely considering Flippy's normal personality.
  6. After Shifty's arm is cut off by the bear trap, he runs through the hallway gripping the candlestick. His detached hand is grasping the candlestick, even though it was his other arm that was originally holding the candlestick.
  7. When Shifty steps in the snare trap, despite being upside-down, his hat does not fall off. His wound shifts from his right arm to his left arm when he is caught.
  8. When Flippy first stabs Shifty, he goes from completely clean to totally soaked in blood. No further blood splashes on him as he continues to cut through Shifty's body.
  9. After Flippy tastes the bloody cookie he used to kill Shifty, a piece of the cookie seems to be floating in the air, barely attached to the rest of it.
  10. When Flippy kills Shifty and tricks Lifty into jumping into the baler, he is covered from head to toe in blood. But when Flippy is driving the baler, he is completely clean.
  11. When Flippy puts on Shifty's skin to trick Lifty, the skin has both hands, even though Shifty's hand was cut off by a bear trap earlier (although he could have just gone back for it). Furthermore, Flippy`s pupils are normal despite him being flipped, and Shifty's ribcage is visible despite that Flippy is only wearing his skin.
  12. It would be impossible for Flippy to get to the baler before Lifty did (although it is possible that the baler was on before Lifty hit it).


  • Lifty and Shifty robbing houses during Christmas is a obvious reference "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!". Coincidentally, Lifty, Shifty, and The Grinch are all green in color.
  • When this episode aired along with Wishy Washy and Who's to Flame? on YouTube, the alternate title for the conglomeration of segments was "Four on the Floor".
  • This is so far the longest time that Lifty and Shifty have been separated.
  • Many of the noises Pop makes when reading a story to Cub resemble the sounds he makes in Read 'em and Weep.
  • The scene where Shifty tries to replace the candlestick on the bear trap with a bag of sand is a reference to a similar scene in the Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Unlike Indiana Jones, however, Shifty manages to make the switch without triggering a trap-until his greed leads to a significantly bloodier result.
    • Also, if you listen closely, the music right when he grabs the candlestick holder sounds like the theme from Indiana Jones.
  • The candle holder that Flippy uses to bait Shifty into a trap bears some similarity to a Menorah, a key item for people who celebrate Hanukkah.
  • Flippy wearing the dead Shifty's skin to trick Lifty is a reference to the movie "The Silence of the Lambs".
  • This is the only TV episode where Fliqpy doesn't revert back to Flippy by the end of the episode.
  • This is one of the only two episodes in the first season of the television series that Lumpy does not appear in, the other episode being And the Kitchen Sink. Oddly, the aforementioned episode features Pop, Cub, Lifty and Shifty in it as well.
  • This is the last episode where Aubrey Ankrum voices Pop and Fliqpy.
  • There are no female characters in this episode.
  • Mime and Flippy are the only survivors in this episode.
  • This is one of the few episodes where Fliqpy kills male characters without killing any female characters. The others are Party Animal, and Random Acts of Silence.
  • This is one of the many episodes where a character makes "Puppy eyes". The other instances are Lumpy in Class Act, Toothy in Better Off Bread, Nutty in Icy You, Petunia, Giggles, and Lumpy in Stealing the Spotlight, Flaky in Ski Ya, Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya!, Lumpy in In a Jam, Russell and Lumpy in Get Whale Soon, Fliqpy in Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, Sniffles in Wrath of Con, and Lumpy in All In Vein and in Aw, Shucks!.
  • There is a rope tied around Flippy's neck, even though it does not trap him (it may have been there to choke him).
  • This is the first TV episode where Pop dies.
  • This is the only TV episode which fully takes place during night time.
  • This is the only Christmas episode in the TV series.
  • This is the first TV episode Cuddles doesn't appear in.
  • This is the first TV episode where Flippy's featuring pop-up is used. The second is Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow.
  • Lifty's death is similar to both his and Shifty's death in The Wrong Side of the Tracks. More surprisingly, the "shredding" sound effects are the exact same in both episodes.
  • This is the only TV episode not to star, feature or have any of the four primary characters make an appearance.
  • Despite Pop and Cub dying in the first part, this episode has no blood until six minutes in.
  • This is the only episode so far to be themed for a certain holiday and not premier near that holiday.

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