|Season:||Internet Season 1|
|Aired:||March 10, 2001|
|Writers:|| Mark Fiorenza|
|Previous Episode||Meat Me for Lunch|
|Next Episode||It's a Snap|
"Sweet Ride" is an episode of the Happy Tree Friends internet series, the twenty-first of season one.
HTF Episode Description
That Nutty just can't resist a sweet treat! Luckily Cuddles is smooth on the skateboard and out-maneuvers Nutty at every turn. His last trick is a head-roller!!!
We begin with Cuddles standing next to an ice cream truck, ready to receive a little treat. Cuddles then picks up his treat: a strawberry ice cream cone from ice cream man, Cro-Marmot. After receiving his ice cream, Cuddles tosses his skateboard to the ground, and jumps on it, riding away. Unbeknownst to Cuddles, is that behind some trees lies Nutty, who quickly catches a glimpse of Cuddles' ice cream cone. As Cuddles continues to ride, Nutty begins to chase him. Cuddles then notices Nutty following him, and screams in shock at the realization.
After Cuddles and Nutty ride down a small hill, Cuddles yells in panic when he realizes that a chopped down tree is blocking the road. Luckily, there's a small wooden plank which acts as a ramp. Cuddles rides up the ramp, successfully dodging a beehive above him. When Cuddles lands on the floor, Nutty's scooter catches up to him, but to his surprise, Nutty isn't on it. It turns out that Nutty didn't quite dodge the beehive, and now he has his whole head stuck inside. Nutty begins to flail and scream in panic as the bees viciously attack him. Nutty's body then goes limp, and a portion of the beehive falls off, which shows Nutty's face covered in bee stings. Blood pours out of his mouth, one of his eyes falls out of its sockets, and a swarm of bees fly out of his face.
Cuddles lets out a sigh of relief, as he is no longer being chased, and he puts his focus on his ice cream. However, Cuddles quickly discovers a small staircase. Before Cuddles gets the chance to do something, he trips, and his entire body is slices by the three steps, and the top half of his head scrapes across the pavement. As the iris closes in on Cuddles' face, his ice cream falls and impales his right eye.
- Nutty gets his head stuck in a beehive and is stung to death both internally and externally.
- Cuddles is sliced to pieces on a set of concrete stairs.
- Nutty's googly eye changes places a few times.
- The location of the various pieces of candy on Nutty's body constantly changes throughout the episode.
- The arm Cuddles uses to hold his ice cream becomes dislocated numerous times in this episode. The detachments are later fixed in the Classics Remastered version.
- This also occurs when he grabs his ice cream.
- Cuddles' brain can be seen on his second piece of his sliced body, even though his head is still intact.
- Cuddles' tuft of hair disappears after Cuddles gets sliced apart.
- Just before part of the beehive falls off, there is a hole, yet no part of Nutty's skin or nose can be seen through it.
- In one frame, just before Cuddles lets out a sigh of relief near the end of the episode, a blood splatter can be seen layered over Cuddles.
- The term "sweet ride" is commonly used to describe a fancy vehicle.
- Nutty is also seen riding a scooter in The Carpal Tunnel of Love, only in that episode it was a red motor-scooter.
- The opening credits in the Classics Remastered version of this episode uses the Season 2 opening instead of the Season 1 intro (this also occurs on the Second Serving DVD).
- A HTF flash game named Sweet Ride Skate is based on this episode.
- There are no female characters in this episode.
- This is the first episode to reveal nostrils on a character who has a heart-shaped nose.
- This episode introduces the fact that Cuddles is an expert at skateboarding.
- However, this is only referenced again in the Break Happy New Year in which Cuddles is simply seen holding a skateboard even though he is considered by most fans to be a skater boy.