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S3E19 Librarian Flippy
Flippy working at the library?
The readers better be quiet!
Season: Internet Season 3
Episode: 73
Title Reference/Pun: Random acts of kindness
Aired: August 2, 2012
Production Number: 319
Writers: Ken Pontac
Warren Graff
Kenn Navarro
Director: Kenn Navarro
Starring Roles
Featuring Roles
Happy Tree Friends - Random Acts of Silence ( 73)03:47

Happy Tree Friends - Random Acts of Silence ( 73)

Previous Episode Brake the Cycle
Next Episode Breaking Wind

Random Acts of Silence is an episode of Happy Tree Friends, the nineteenth of Internet season 3, and the seventy-third overall.

HTF's Episode Description

Don’t forget to be quiet in the library. When Flippy is the librarian, it might save your life.


At the library, Nutty whispers something to Sniffles and they both laugh. The librarian, Flippy, hushes them. Mime walks in and drags a chair, and the noise alerts Flippy. He appears in front of Mime and takes away the chair, replacing it with another chair with wheels.

Just as Flippy gets back to his work, Mime makes more noise by making the chair squeak and creak by screwing with the height lever. Flippy walks back and replaces the chair with a row of books, much to Mime's dismay. Mime disturbs the bear once more by sharpening a pencil. Tapping his shoulder, Flippy pulls out a machete. He uses it to quietly sharpen the pencil and then returns it to Mime.

Meanwhile, Sniffles and Nutty try sneaking out of a door. They accidentally activate the fire alarm, which causes Flippy to flip out and turn into Fliqpy. Fliqpy appears behind Sniffles and impales him through the eyes with two pencils, then he knocks out Nutty with a book, and the screen fades black.

Nutty awakes to find himself on a table, with his arm in a pencil sharpener. Fliqpy shreds Nutty to death and then walks off to find another victim. Mime walks in, carrying some papers, then sees the horror. Before he could get away, Fliqpy grabs hold of him. Using one of his papers, he puts a paper cut on Mime's eye. Mime backs up on the wheeled chair and Fliqpy kicks it as it spins around, using his machete, Flippy skins Mime as the chair spins.

Flaky is then seen checking out a book in the library. Fliqpy stamps blood on it using Nutty's arm and chuckles evilly. As the episode ends, he gives one final "Shh".


"There are times when silence has the loudest noise."


  1. Fliqpy rams two pencils from behind Sniffles' head, penetrating them through his eyes.
  2. Nutty is shredded to death through a pencil sharpener by Fliqpy.
  3. Fliqpy uses a machete to slice off all of Mime's skin. (Debatable, since Flaky had the same injury in Class Act and didn't die because of the injury)


  1. Nutty is knocked when Fliqpy throws a book at his face.
  2. Mime gets a paper cut on his eye.

Survival Rate

  • Amount of surviving main characters: 2
  • Amount of dead main characters: 3
  • Total Rate: 40%


  1. Mime is more of a starring role.
  2. The design on Flippy's beret changes several times, sometimes during continuous shots.
  3. When Mime was dragging the chair on the floor, the chair left marks on the floor. When Flippy confiscated the chair, the marks on the floor are gone.
  4. When Fliqpy jams the pencils through Sniffle's eyes, they appear bigger than when Fliqpy was on the ceiling. Though it could be because Sniffles was close to the screen.
  5. The pencil sharpener did not appear on Mime's desk until later. Though it is possible that was another desk he moved to.
  6. Normally, Flippy would have flipped-out while holding the machete. Though this may show he has learned to somewhat control his flip-outs (or that using a machete to sharpen wood somehow does not remind him of war).
  7. Nutty's lazy eye changes places only once.
  8. Nutty's candy changes places twice.
  9. When Fliqpy skins Mime with his machete, his machete stays completely clean.
  10. When Fliqpy is about to kill Sniffles, he is on the ceiling even though there is nothing to hang on to. It may be for comedic effect, or maybe he is hanging onto something, though they don't show it. 
  11. It is completely impossible for Nutty's body to fit into the small holes of a pencil sharpener.
  12. Mime's tail disappears and reappears numerous times throughout the episode.
  13. If one pays close attention, when Flippy grabs the chair from Mime, he does so from each side meaning that when he pulled the chair to him, it would have had to literally go through Mime's body.

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