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This ride seems lovely at first glance.
Episode List: Love Bites
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HTF - My Better Half

Previous Episode On My Mind
Next Episode N/A

My Better Half is the fifth (and final) of the Love Bites shorts.


Riding on a wooden swan, Petunia and Handy are on a lovely Tunnel of Love ride. All is peaceful until Petunia notices some floating logs on the water stream. Later, Handy sees a swan ride on the ground nearby, sliced in half. Neither of the couple know what's going on until Handy gets sliced by a saw on a sawmill right in their path, while Petunia can only scream in horror.

Ending Tag

  • I think we should split up!

After the ending tag, a sliced Petunia gets thrown onto a pile of already sliced logs.


  • Handy and Petunia (death off-screen) get sliced in half by a giant buzz saw.


  1. Petuniasplit

    Where are her bones?

    Petunia's bones were not visible when she was sawed in half.
  2. The insides of Petunia's tail aren't seen, making it look as if she has two tails.
  3. The saw couldn't have thrown Petunia and her car freshener onto the log pile.
  4. It would be hard for the saw to cut Handy's helmet, or possibly the buzz saw is really sharp.


  • This is the second episode to show Petunia's relationship with Handy, the first is in I Nub You. However, it is possible that this was also shown in House Warming, where Petunia hugs Handy for building her a treehouse.
  • This is the first (and only) Love Bites short where nobody survives.
  • This is the first Love Bites short where both the male and female protagonists die.
  • The sliced swan ride on the ground looks empty, as no remains are shown. It's possible that the couple who rode on that swan ride saved themselves from the sawmill or the ride is already empty from the start.
  • For some reason, Petunia didn't jump off the boat when she had the perfect chance. She might've been shocked at the death of Handy though, making her unable to do so.
  • This is the second Love Bites episode to star Petunia since I Heart U. Ironically, she also dies in both of these shorts.
  • This episode marks Handy's first death which did not take place in a regular episode.
  • Handy and Petunia's death is similar to The Mole's death in Don't Yank My Chain. Additionally, Handy and The Mole also starred in that episode, but with Handy being able to get away from the saw.
  • This is the last Love Bites short so far. It is unknown if there will be any more in the future.

Happy Tree Friends Shorts Series
KringlesHTF BreakLove Bites

Reindeer Kringle
Kringle Tree
Kringle Feast
Kringle Karols
Ski Kringle
Kringle Presents
Strain Kringle
Chill Kringle
Sight Kringle
Star Kringle

Seize the Day
Chore Loser
Deck the Halls
We Wish You
Happy New Year
Take Your Seat
Moppin Up
Bite Sized
Pop & Corn
Butter Me Up
Cheesy Does It
Tunnel Vision

Cold Hearted
Sea of Love
I Heart U
On My Mind
My Better Half


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