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This is an article about Flippy himself. To view information on Flippy's evil side, see Evil Flippy (Fliqpy)
Good-Flippy
Name: Flippy
Gender: Male
Interest(s): Being Pure and Good
Helping others
Tea Parties
Species: Bear
Color: Light Green
Relatives: Unknown
Episode Count: 23
Friends/Allies: Flaky
Cuddles
Giggles
Toothy
Petunia
Lumpy
Handy
Sneaky
Mouse Ka-Boom
Enemies/Rivals: Tiger General
Tiger Soldiers
Evil Flippy
Lifty
Shifty
Mime
Love Interest(s): Giggles (in On My Mind)
Kill Count: 5+ (but Evil Flippy has 70+)
Deaths: 7 (All from Regular Episodes)
First Appearance: "Hide and Seek"
First Victim: Toothy
or Flaky (Good Flippy)
Toothy (Evil Flippy)
from "Happy Trails Pt. 1"
from "Happy Trails Pt. 2:
Jumping the Shark
"
from "Hide and Seek"
First Death: "Happy Trails Pt. 2:
Jumping the Shark
"
Voice Actor/Actress: Kenn Navarro (Good Flippy)
Aubrey Ankrum (Evil Flippy)
(2000 - ???)
(2006 - present)

Flippy is one of the main characters in Happy Tree Friends, and its spin-off series, Ka-Pow!. He has been liked by many fans over the years and he is often the base for HTF fanart, fanfictions, and fan characters. Because of this, he is considered to be the most popular character in the series, right next to Cuddles.

Character Bio

Flippy is a green male bear. He wears dog tags around his neck and a green beret with checkered crest on his head. He is a retired veteran soldier in the Army. He fought in the Weaponized Animal Regiment (The W.A.R), and has an obsession with making booby traps inspired by the Viet Cong, as well as a flashback of his experience of being held captive by them (as seen in Easy For You to Sleigh). In addition, his attire seems to resemble to the U.S. Army Special Forces, which played a role during the Vietnam War. As he fought for years, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. According to writer Warren Graff, Flippy is mostly based on John Rambo. During the Internet and TV series, it is unknown if Flippy has retired from the Army or if they are simply in a time of peace. Flippy rarely appears in the series, most likely due to his repetitive behavior in most of the episodes in which he appears. Lumpy most likely has even more kills than Flippy, since he has below 80 kills and has only appeared in 23 episodes so far, so if he appeared in more episodes he would have the highest kill count.

Flippy is the character in the series to cause the deaths of other characters on purpose in every episode which he appears, at least when he "flips out" (except Without a Hitch and Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part 2), where all of his kills happen by accident). He has a severe case of post traumatic stress disorder. Whenever he sees or hears something that reminds him of war (e.g., gunshot-like sounds or crackling campfires), he goes insane and kills everyone around him and sometimes himself, believing that he is still in war (it's likely that this is a split personality that he developed as a result of his experience in war judging from him basically becoming someone else in most of his appearances, not even being himself while flipped out and the few instances he resisted his evil side during Double Whammy and Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow). While flipped-out, several physical features about him change: his eyes turn a different color, usually green or yellow, his voice changes from high and cute to low and evil, and his teeth become sharp. In the early Internet shorts, his teeth simply became crooked. In later episodes when he flips-out he blinks changing his pupils from normal pac-man pupils to round pupils, his irises turn green (sometimes yellow), his voice deepens into an angry growl, and his teeth get sharp; there has even been an instance where his eyes became small, circular, with a light blue iris (Remains to be Seen). If he is in his evil state, he (along with Lumpy, Mole, Cro-Marmot and Nutty) doesn't have Pac-Man shaped pupils. When he is flipped out, he is known as Evil Flippy, or in W.A.R. Journal as Fliqpy.

Although Flippy can be the most cruel and dangerous character in Happy Tree Friends when "flipped-out", in his normal state, he is considered to be one of the most sociable and kindest of characters. This is proven in several episodes where he is seen doing social activities with some of the other characters such as going to the movies and playing hide and seek. In most of the episodes where he appears, he is shown as a friendly individual before he goes insane, or as many people say, "flipping-out", hence his name. Additionally, when he "flips-out", he doesn't remember the bloody rampage that follows. However, in Double Whammy Part 1, (and possibly Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow when he resists his evil side for the first time) he finally realizes his problem and goes to Lumpy the psychiatrist for answers. After three attempts to cure him, Lumpy fails. At the end of the episode Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part 2), Flippy finally cures his post tramatic stress disorder, but is run over soon after by a chicken truck.

He appears to be good friends with Flaky as they are shown doing activities together like going to the movies, playing hide and seek, and going camping. Although Flippy has killed Flaky several times, he didn't kill her in Party Animal or Random Acts of Silence, while she was vulnerable. Flaky's scream snapped him out of his flipped-out mode in Double Whammy Part 1. Despite that they appear to be good friends, Flaky develops a phobia of him in the later episodes. She gets so scared of him, that she gathers the courage to kill him, going to the point where she stabs him in fear, when he tries to help her in Without A Hitch. As of Random Acts of Silence, Sniffles and Nutty also seem to be aware of Flippy's flip-outs, when they tried sneaking out of the library as Flippy got agitated by Mime.

He also has an allergic reaction to peanuts (or venison) just like Flaky. Flippy also appears to be an extremely heavy sleeper, as seen in Easy For You to Sleigh and Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow.

Flippy rarely dies in the series. When he does die, his deaths involve vehicles, machinery, Lumpy or explosions. Flippy is also one of the six playable characters in the XBOX 360 video game, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm.

He has his own action show called W.A.R. Journal, part of the Happy Tree Friends Action Series: Ka-Pow! show. According to the first episode, Flippy was originally not a particularly good soldier. He demonstrated an inability to throw his knife straight while under pressure, killed both of his teammates, hid in the carcass of one of his dead teammates in fear, and accidentally threw a slice of pizza at the enemy commander rather than his knife. He flips out for the very first time when he hides inside his comrade's dead body to not be killed by the Tiger Army. Most likely, the first time he flipped out, he did it because his consciousness needed to protect him, so his instinct told him to Fight or Flee, and he fought. He ended up losing his hands in a fight with the Tiger Commander, but he was apparently able to reattach them some time between the events of W.A.R. Journal and the regular Happy Tree Friends series (unless these episodes, like the regular Happy Tree Friends series, revert everything back to original at the start of each new episode). It is also possible that while he was in the W.A.R. army, he was their most devastating soldier when flipped out.

The only episodes where Flippy dies are Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark, Class Act (debatable), Remains to be Seen, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II) and Without A Hitch. That makes it so he survives Hide and Seek, This is your Knife, Flippin' Burgers, Keepin' it Reel, Party Animal, Double Whammy Part 1, New Season Teaser, Out of Sight, Out of Mime, Class Act (debatable), Youtube Live Episode, Easy For You to Sleigh, On My Mind, Operation: Tiger Bomb, and Claw. Most of Flippy's deaths occur from Evil Flippy's (Fliqpy) plans backfiring.


Flippy's Episodes

Famous deaths

Starring Roles

  1. Hide and Seek
  2. This is Your Knife
  3. Happy Trails Pt 2: Jumping the Shark
  4. Flippin' Burgers
  5. Keepin' it Reel
  6. Remains to be Seen
  7. Party Animal
  8. Double Whammy Part 1
  9. Double Whammy Part 2
  10. Without a Hitch
  11. New Season Teaser
  12. Random Acts of Silence
  13. By the Seat of Your Pants

Featuring Roles

  1. YouTube Live Episode
  2. Easy For You to Sleigh
  3. Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow
  4. A Vicious Cycle

Appearance Roles

  1. Out of Sight, Out of Mime (DVD only)
  2. Class Act
  3. Kringle Feast (as a picture on the wall next to Flaky and Lumpy)
  4. Something Fishy (as a drawing on the blackboard)
  5. Royal Flush (as a card)
  6. Dream Job

Love Bites Roles

  1. On My Mind

W.A.R. Journal Episodes

  1. Operation: Tiger Bomb

HTF Break Roles

  1. Claw

Occupations and Careers

For more information, see List of Occupations

  • Veteran - Almost every episode he has been in.
  • Nuclear Waste Trucker - "Remains to be Seen"

Fates

Deaths

Seen on Computer and TV

  1. Happy Trails Part 2: Jumping the Shark: Flies into the sun in a rocket, along with Handy and Sniffles.
  2. Stealing the Spotlight: Dies from Lumpy's christmas lights. (debatable and not shown)
  3. Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Shredded by the tail rotor of a helicopter, along with Cuddles.
  4. Autopsy Turvy: Splattered by a chicken truck.
  5. Without a Hitch: Stabbed in the eye with glass by Flaky, and splattered by Lumpy's truck.
  6. Breaking Wind: Killed by Splendid's fart. (death not seen).

Additional

  1. Overkill DVD box set: Possibly killed himself, with a large bomb with all the other characters. (debatable)
  2. Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm gameplay: Deaths and injuries various, depending on the environment of the level, such as getting sliced by blades and saws, getting crushed and flattened like paper or cardboard, getting electrocuted or burned, or drowning.
  3. Flippy Attack (Arcade Game): After killing Cuddles with a machine gun, Flippy throws down the gun. The impact against the ground causes the gun to fire, in which the bullet blew off chunks of Flippy's head.
  4. Blood Sample A-: Head explodes when he chews on a stick of dynamite. (Death not seen)
  5. Spring Training March 2006 Calendar: Dies in an explosion (Death not seen and debatable)
  6. August 2005 Calendar: Dies the same death as in Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark.
  7. March Madness March 2008 Calendar: Possibly killed by his bomb (debatable)
  8. November Fall Out 2009 Calendar: Dies in an explosion (debatable, death not seen)
  9. Un-named Wallpaper: Flippy is seen seen holding grenades and sticks of dynamite. It can be assumed he died when they exploded. (Death not seen and Debatable)
  10. November 2010: Dies when releasing his grenade(debatable).
  11. Dumb Ways to Die: Dies from smoking cigarettes.

  

Injuries

  1. Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm gameplay: Wounds and injuries various, depending on the environment of the level, such as getting cut by blades and saws, getting crushed and flattened like paper or cardboard, getting electrocuted or burned.
  2. Party Animal: Has an allergic reaction to peanuts and/or Mime (venison), causing him to get a purple rash and swollen lips. His lips are then torn off by the closing iris.
  3. Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: (before death) Hit by the back of a spiked log when it swings back at him.
  4. Autopsy Turvy/Double Whammy Part 2: Injured throughout his fight with Evil Flippy.
  5. W.A.R. Journal - Operation: Tiger Bomb: When fighting against the evil tiger general, he gets stabbed in the abdomen and his hands were sliced off leaving them with sharp bones sticking out. He was flipped.
  6. Without A Hitch: (before death) 1. Flies out of the windshield of Flaky's car. 2. Eye is stabbed with a glass shard by Flaky.

Number of Kills

Flippys

Please note that these are Flippy's kills as his normal self (see his evil side).

Survival Rate

  • Internet series: 62.5%
  • TV series: 60%

Trivia

  • According to his uniform he has a rank of a Sergeant (However, in Operation: Tiger Bomb he has the rank of a Private, but that might have happened prior to the main series).
  • Flippy is similar to Petunia and Lumpy in another way: all of them have sworn at least once in the series. Flippy said "Oh, crap! What the fuck?!" in Autopsy Turvy, Petunia said "Oh fuck yeah!" in House Warming and said "go fuck your mommy" in Who's to Flame?, and Lumpy said "What the hell?" in Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow and "Come on, goddammit!" in Kringle Feast and Lumpy can at times be heard saying "What the fuck?".
  • Whenever Flippy appears, he is usually the character that all or part of the episode revolves around (the only exceptions being Out of Sight, Out of Mime (DVD only) and Class Act).
  • On the HTF official website, it stated that Flippy, Splendid and Buddhist Monkey will appear in the spin-off web show called "Ka-Pow!" They were accompanied by new characters. Ka-Pow! debuted on September 2nd, 2008.
  • A majority of Flippy's deaths occur when he's not in his flipped out state with the exception from the episode "Remains to be Seen".
  • In the W.A.R. Journal episode, Operation: Tiger Bomb, when Flippy experiences posttraumatic stress disorder, his name is spelled "Fliqpy" (the q symbolizing a flipped p to add to the concept of him "flipping"). This has become the nickname sometimes given to the evil/flipped-out side of Flippy by fans.
  • In Remains to be Seen, when Flippy flips out, his eyes turn blue instead of yellow like they normally do. His eyes remain that color until the end of the episode.
  • While Flippy still has his green beret on, he is seen wearing a beige uniform, including pants, only in Ka-Pow!
  • Even though Flippy doesn't have buckteeth and mitten-like hands in W.A.R. Journal, he still has sets of sharp teeth when he flips out.
  • A majority of the time Flippy flips out, he is seen with sharp teeth. Back in the early episodes, he had 4 seperate crooked teeth.
  • He has the second or third highest kill count after Lumpy and possibly Splendid.
  • Flippy's evil side appears to be cannibalistic as seen in:
    • Flippin' Burgers when he dipped a French fry in a pool of Cuddles' blood (mistaking it for ketchup) and ate it
    • Remains to be Seen where he bit off Lumpy's arm (though he was a zombie)
    • Party Animal when he drank a smoothie containing the remains of Mime (although he wasn't flipped out at the time and probably didn't remember what he did while he was evil)
    • Easy For You to Sleigh when he killed Shifty with a Christmas cookie and took a bite out the part of the blood-covered cookie.
      • However, do note that Flippy's 'meals' are respectively a rabbit (Cuddles), a moose (Lumpy), a deer (Mime), and a raccoon (Shifty). Flippy being a bear, shows it isn't quite as clear cut as first thought.
  • Most of the time when Flippy dies he dies alongside at least one other character. In Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark he flies into the sun with Handy and Sniffles, in Class Act he is (debatable) blown up in a school explosion alongside all the other characters (minus possibly Splendid and Cro-Marmot), in Remains to be Seen, he dies in a truck crash along with twelve other characters (and dies again when his brain explodes alongside the rest of the zombies), and in Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, he is shredded by a helicopter's tail rotor with Cuddles. Autopsy Turvy/Double Whammy Part 2 depicts the first time he died alone.
  • He is the only main character (not counting Lammy and Mr. Pickels) who did not appear in Wrath of Con. A character in a scarecrow costume was seen in the episode, but the writers confirmed it was a Generic Tree Friend.
  • Flippy is one of the playable characters in Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm.
  • So far, a Generic Tree Friend, Toothy (as a zombie), Lumpy, and Flaky (indirectly) are the only characters to have killed Flippy.
  • He has killed every major character to date except for Splendid, Cro-Marmot, Lammy, and Mr. Pickels.
  • So far, he has never killed Mole, Pop, Cub, Handy and Russell individually - every time he killed them, he killed many other characters with them. In Flippin' Burgers, Pop and Cub (amongst several generic Tree Friends) were caught in an explosion caused by Flippy. In Remains to be Seen, he crashed his truck into a group of trick-or-treaters that included Handy, Russell and Mole. Except for Handy (Happy Trials Pt. 2) and Mole (Party Animal and Happy Trails Pt. 1), he has never met Pop, Cub, or Russell.
  • Flippy is one of the five green characters. The other four are Nutty, Lifty, Shifty, and Cro-Marmot.
  • Flippy is one of the eight characters wearing clothes. The others are Mime, Disco Bear, The Mole, Russell, Lammy, Pop and Lumpy.
  • Despite him being evil in almost every episode he appears in, Splendid has never tried to stop him.
  • Pop and Evil Flippy/Fliqpy have the same voice actor, they both are bears and they both frequently kill other tree friends (though Pop does not do it on purpose and has one common victim: Cub; while Fliqpy just kills everyone on purpose).
  • He is one of the four main bear characters along with Disco Bear, Pop, and Cub.
  • He seems to be fairly wealthy since his house is full of trophies, statues, suits of armor, and a plasma TV, as seen in Easy For You to Sleigh.
  • Although he appears in a fairly low amount of episodes, he appears in all 3 episodes of the thirteenth episode of the TV series.
  • Flippy, like Splendid and Cro-Marmot, is usually not hurt by some common things and rarely dies.
  • Flippy is the only main character who has not yet been killed by Splendid. In fact, they have never met face to face (a common misconception is that they have never been in the same episode, but they were both present in Class Act).
  • Flippy is one of the eight characters with more kills than deaths. The others include Lumpy, Splendid, Mole, Pop, Lammy, Nutty and Cro-Marmot (debatable).
  • In Easy For You to Sleigh, Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, and Double Whammy Part 1, he purrs in his sleep.
  • The only episode, to date, where Flippy has not killed anyone or flipped out is Without A Hitch (as a note, even though he did flip-out in Flaky's imagination, this cannot count because it did not actually happen). Flippy also killed Sniffles in Dream Job, however this took place in Sniffles' dream and the latter survived the episode, so this also didn't count.
  • On November 30th, 2009, Mondo Media posted a video on YouTube called All Hail Flippy showing (almost) all the episodes Flippy has starred in.
  • Flippy is usually considered the character with the biggest fanbase.
  • It would appear that Flippy has not cured his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In "On My Mind", a Love Bite, he flipped out and killed Giggles. As well as Random Acts of Silence, where he flipped out and killed Nutty, Sniffles, and Mime. Therefore, his disorder is still active, dispite "getting rid of it" in "Double Whammy".
  • In later episodes, an electric guitar riff can be heard in the background as Flippy flips out.
  • The only episode, to date, where he kills someone on purpose without actually flipping out is Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark.
  • In Something Fishy, Flippy cameos as a drawing on the blackboard.
  • In Kringle Feast, Flippy was in a same picture on the wall with both Flaky and Lumpy.
  • Flippy generally has a very difficult time killing Lumpy, having only caused the moose's death once (which was not shown onscreen). He spends the entirety of Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow trying to kill Lumpy in various ways and failing every time. He also tried to kill him in Remains To Be Seen and Double Whammy Part 1.
  • The reason Flippy saw his alter-ego might be because he overdosed on the pills he takes in the earlier event of Double Whammy. It caused him to see an "evil counterpart" yet attack nothing but himself.
  • Flippy appears in a Confessional on the June 2010 Wallpaper Calendar #1, this may mean he is a Roman Catholic.
  • Flippy sleeps with his beret on as seen in Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow.
  • He is one of four characters to survive in his debut episode on the Internet and TV Series. The others are Flaky, Disco Bear and Splendid.
  • In Hide and Seek, when he flips-out Flippy's green-yellow irises are only seen temporarily, afterwhich they return to the normal pac-man shape for the rest of the episode. As this was his first appearance, it is likely that the writers hadn't come up with the idea of making them permanent until his next appearance, "This Is Your Knife".
  • In the TV series, Lumpy appeared in all of his starring roles.
  • He has co-starred more with Flaky than the other characters.
  • On the "First Blood" DVD, it says Flippy knits sweaters.
  • Of the characters that, so far, have appeared in the TV series, he is the only main character that didn't appear in any of the three segments of One Foot in the Grave, as he didn't appear until Lesser of Two Evils during Party Animal.
  • Happy Trails pt. 2: Jumping the Shark, Youtube Live Episode, Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part 2), Without a Hitch, Claw are the only episodes where Flippy appears in person without flipping out.
  • His Internet Season 3 alliterate sentence is Fire fried food is a feast for a famished soldier.
  • His first appearance in Internet Season 3 was a Halloween Special.
  • In Happy Trails part 2: Jumping the Shark, Flippy has Pop's voice instead of his own. This is mainly because Pop was originally supposed to star in this episode. but since Pop isn't really the type of character to kill a character on purpose, and since Cub wasn't going to be in the episode, he was replaced with Flippy.
  • His deaths usually include vehicles, machinery, Lumpy, or explosions.
  • His Love Bite episode is first and only time that Flippy is seen going on a date (which is Giggles).
  • Flippy doesn't have a tail, which is odd because real bears have tails (though small and stubby ones).
  • In his early design, it is shown that he was going to have a broken arm, a bandage on his cheek, a head bandage, and no hat. He also didn't have dog tags.
  • Though usually agitated by PTSD, Flippy can also become aggressive from anger and/or stress (as shown in Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark and Random Acts of Silence).
  • Despite his high survival rate, he has only survived one Halloween episode.
  • Flippy/Fliqpy appears as a boss in Deadeye Derby, The boss of the level "Lost Mines".

     

See Also

Happy Tree Friends Main Cast

CuddlesGigglesToothyLumpyPetuniaHandy
NuttySnifflesPopCubFlakyMoleDisco Bear
RussellLiftyShiftyMimeCro-MarmotFlippy (Fliqpy)•
SplendidLammyMr. Pickels

Ka-Pow! Cast
W.A.R. Journal

Allies: FlippySneakyMouse Ka-Boom
Neutral: N/A
Enemies: Tiger GeneralTiger Soldiers

Buddhist Monkey

Allies: Buddhist MonkeySensei Orangutan
Neutral: Panda Mom & Baby
Enemies: The Dark Shadow LordChar SuiThe Giant CrabGeneric Tree Ninjas

Splendid's SSSSSuper Squad

Allies: SplendidSupremely Sensational Stupendously Spectacular Super Squad
Neutral: Generic Tree Friends
Enemies: Splendont

  

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