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Overview
Keepin' it Reel
Lumpy is living his last seconds in the movies.
Season: Internet Season 2
Episode: 44
Title Reference/Pun: Keeping it real
Aired: June 8, 2003
Production Number: 217
Writers: Kenn Navarro
Warren Graff
Ken Pontac
Director: Kenn Navarro
Cast
Starring Roles
Petunia
Lumpy
Mime
Toothy
Flippy
Featuring Roles
Flaky
Cuddles
Appearances
Buddhist Monkey (cameo)
Generic Tree Ninjas (cameo)
Videos
Keepin' it Reel02:18

Keepin' it Reel


Blurb
Keepin' it Reel Blurb02:10

Keepin' it Reel Blurb

Previous Episode Out on a Limb
Next Episode A Hard Act to Swallow


Keepin' it Reel is an episode of the Happy Tree Friends internet series, the seventeenth of the second season, and forty-fourth overall.

HTF Episode Description

Do you want butter with that popcorn? No cell phone or screaming babies in the theater please, we've got a Happy Tree Friends feature to watch!!

Plot

Flippy settles into a seat in a movie theater, popcorn in hand. In front of him, Mime mimics eating popcorn too loud for Flippy. As Flippy calmly beckons Mime to be more quiet, Lumpy enters the theater, arms full of snacks and drinks. He accidentally bumps into the projector, which causes it to start flashing white. This causes Flippy to start having war flashbacks, resulting in an emergence of Fliqpy.

Immediately, Fliqpy goes over to Mime, who is now pretending to drink soda from a straw. He laughs mischievously, then Mime is raised up slightly and then pulled down into the seat. He flails silently as Fliqpy comes up and pulls down on the seat, tearing Mime apart. Next, as Petunia stands by the popcorn machine, Fliqpy laughs evilly and grabs her head and smashes it through the glass of the machine. Petunia screams as Fliqpy holds her head above the flame. Popping sounds are heard as her head begins expanding, until finally, popcorn-sized pieces of her brain pop out of her head.

We now cut to the middle of the theater (between the seats and the screen) as the theater is constantly plunged into darkness and then relit briefly by the flashing projector. We first see Fliqpy chasing Flaky before it goes dark. When it does, we hear Flaky's scream. Then we see Fliqpy strangling Flaky as Cuddles watches on in horror. Then we see Fliqpy clubbing Cuddles in the face, using Flaky's body and quills as a mace. Finally, we see a lifeless and bloody Cuddles and a decapitated Flaky lying on the ground.

By the projector, Toothy backs up and looks around, whimpering in fear. Fliqpy pops up from behind the projector, breathing heavily, and shoves it forward. The lens of the projector pierces Toothy's skull and forces his eye out of its socket. On the screen, Toothy's bloodshot eye is displayed. Toothy's pupil moves around the screen as Toothy screams in pain. His screams die out as his eye is burnt and the screen returns to white.

Suddenly, popcorn flies at the screen and we hear booing. Unaware of all that has gone on around him, Lumpy sits in his seat, angrily throwing popcorn and booing at the screen. Fliqpy emerges in the row of seats behind Lumpy. As the episode irises out, we hear a crunching/squishing noise, indicating that Lumpy didn't fare any better than his fellow moviegoers.

Moral

"A picture is worth a thousand words!"

Blurb

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A Blurb version of this episode was released on November 25, 2014 on the Mondo official site, and was also released on January 20, 2015 on YouTube. It contained these annotations:

  • BlurB!
  • An episode about going to the movies
  • Boring! What could happen at the movies?
  • Oh, Flippy is there? Everybody is going to die.
  • Mimes cost the theater companies millions of dollars in lost revenue due to sneaking in snacks.
  • They're impossible to stop.
  • Yes, they are watching the Buddhist Monkey Classic; "Enter the Garden"
  • Strobe lights set off Flippy.
  • That's why you don't ever invite him to a Rave
  • For the record, Mime bought this soda at the concession stand
  • Theater seat accidents like this happen everyday. This is why I bring my own seat
  • Fun Fact: A skunk's brain wouldn't actually pop like popcorn
  • It would be more like Kettle Korn. Sweet and salty!
  • Side note: The IMAX screens in the Happy Tree Friends world are totally a rip off
  • Theater Fact: No theater keeps the projector in between the seats of a theater
  • This is the reason why
  • If his eye were digital, it wouldn't burn like film
  • I think Lumpy is perfectly justified in his "booing"
  • He paid good money for the movie.
  • I hope he gets a refund
  • Ok, he probably didn't get that refund

Blurb Gallery

Deaths

  1. Mime is torn to pieces by Fliqpy, using Mime's theater seat.
  2. Petunia's brain is popped like popcorn when Fliqpy holds her head over a flame.
  3. Cuddles is killed when Fliqpy whacks him over the head, using Flaky's quills as a mace. (Debatable)
  4. Flaky is decapitated by Fliqpy.
  5. Toothy's skull is impaled by a movie projector and it's likely that his brain was burnt by the extreme heat the projector gave off.
  6. At the end of the episode, Fliqpy sneaks up on Lumpy, and there is a cracking sound off screen. It can be assumed that Lumpy got his neck snapped, then died. (Death not shown)

Survival Rate

  • Amount of surviving main characters: 2 (1 including Debatable deaths)
  • Amount of dead main characters: 5 (6 including Debatable deaths)
  • Total rate: 28.5% (14.2% including Debatable deaths)

Destruction

  1. The glass to a popcorn machine breaks when Petunia's face breaks through it.
  2. The film projector stops working when Toothy dies.

Goofs

Animation error much by htflover777-d4rusby

One of the most infamous multi-goofs in the series.

  1. At the beginning of the episode, Lumpy's right antler points up and his left antler points down. This is reversed at the end of the episode.
  2. Mime's ears disappear after he is killed.
  3. Similarly, after Mime is killed, his nose goes from being its normal heart shape to being the red rubber nose he had in Out of Sight, Out of Mime. This may be because they used the same head.
  4. Right before Petunia's head smashed through the glass of the popcorn machine, Fliqpy has four arms.
  5. When Fliqpy shoves Petunia into the popcorn machine, his mouth is upside-down. The same happened when he's killing Mime.
  6. When Toothy began screaming after Fliqpy rams the projector through his head, his gaped buckteeth become regular buckteeth like most other characters.
  7. If one were to look closely, you can see some of Flaky's quills on Cuddles when he's clubbed by Fliqpy. But when he was laying dead, those quills are gone.
  8. Mime having his limbs being torn off from getting crushed by his seat can't be that possible. Based on the cracking sounds, it made it sound like he broke his back.
  9. If one looks closely when Fliqpy was chasing Flaky, it looks like they were both running on the wall in the edge of the screen.
  10. When Flippy put Petunia's head over the fire, the bottom of Petunia's face was turning black because of the fire. But when her head bursted, the burnt area vanished and turned back to blue.
  11. When we first see Petunia, the flower on her head has a jagged outline (making it look First Season), but when Fliqpy grabs her head, the lines become bold like its more modern.
  12. Toothy and Petunia had more of featuring roles.

Quick Shot Moment

When Petunia is first seen marveling at the popcorn machine, there is a brief shot of Toothy with the projector rammed through his head. (This quick shot moment spoils Toothy's death.)

Note: This is fixed in the Blurb version and in the Classics Remastered version on Mondomedia.com.



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