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Trivia

  • This is the first internet episode to star Lifty and Shifty since Milkin' It.
  • This is the first episode of the third internet season in which Lumpy does not appear.
  • Both "versions" of the Lifty & Shifty laugh are heard in this episode. The lower pitched version by Mark Giambruno and the current higher pitched laugh by Kenn Navarro.
  • The way Giggles screams when her rear end is burnt by the slide is the same way Cub screamed when he died in Sea What I Found.
  • This is the second time Lifty and Shifty have kidnapped or taken hostage another main character (in this case Cro-Marmot). The first ones were Petunia and Giggles in Gems the Breaks, where they tied them up to steal their lemonade stand and their profits.
  • During the explosion, The Cursed Idol briefly appears. It could be the cause of Lifty's death.
    Cursed-Z

    Hi there little buddy!

  • This is one of the few episodes to have snow without the episode itself being Christmas-themed. The others are I've Got You Under My Skin and I've Got You Under My Skin. Cold Hearted has snow, but the episode is Valentine-themed. Ski Patrol also has snow, buts it's an irregular episode.
  • This episode features one of only four instances in the entire series that Lifty dies before Shifty.
  • In the credits, the writers added at the end: "not a moderator: MOD".
  • This is the first time that the raccoon duo steal from Nutty.
  • In the featuring card, Giggles is on the slide, and coincidentally that is just where she is in the episode.
  • This is one of the few instances that half of the characters die. The other is Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow.
  • The trick Lifty and Shifty use to steal Nutty's snow cone is similar to the one used in Sea What I Found when they stole Russell and Lumpy's treasure.
  • When Shifty's hands are set on fire, he screams the same way he did during his death in Easy For You to Sleigh.
  • Not counting the HTF Break short Claw, Lifty and Shifty do not appear again until 4 years later in Buns of Steal.
  • If one doesn't count the frozen fish, Shifty is responsible for everyone's death. Though Cro-Marmot is indirectly responsible for Lifty's death since his body temperature made the fire on the blowtorch freeze.

Cultural References

  • The title of this episode is a reference to "Helter Skelter", which was originally a poem written by British poet Jonathan Swift. Today, it is most famously known as The Beatles' song of the same name.
  • The animators credited were characters "Daniel Dreiberg" and "Walter Kovacs" from Watchmen.

Superlatives

  • Nutty's death in this episode is similar to Sniffles' death in the HTF Break short Moppin Up.

Continuity

Production Notes

  • Ellen Connell's voice was sampled for the voices of Giggles and Petunia.
  • Mark Giambruno and Kenn Navarro's voices were sampled for the voices of Lifty and Shifty.

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