because now he's already killed someone.
|Season:||Internet Season 1|
|Title Reference/Pun:||Treasure those ideal moments.|
|Writers:|| Mark Fiorenza|
The Cursed Idol
|Previous Episode||Stayin' Alive|
|Next Episode||Chip Off the Ol' Block|
"Treasure Those Idol Moments" (called "Treasure These Idol Moments" on YouTube) is an episode of the Happy Tree Friends internet series, the eleventh of the first season. This is also the first episode to star the death-inducing idol as a cause of death to a character (its first appearance in an episode was a cameo appearance in Crazy Antics).
The gang that plays together... dies together! The idol makes a starring appearance in this show and proves just how dangerous it can be to play with hidden treasures. Some fans think this episode was based on the Brady Bunch (remember their vacation in Hawaii?), and others say Raiders of the Lost Ark. What do you think??
The episode begins with Toothy swinging on the swings. Suddenly, he falls off and lands on his teeth. As Toothy rubs his mouth in pain, he notices something shining in the sand. He picks it up, revealing a mysterious artifact, simply dubbed as "the Cursed Idol". As Toothy looks at it in awe, the swing he was on suddenly rams the back of his head, killing him.
Elsewhere, Sniffles in playing in the sandbox, and the Cursed Idol lands in the sandbox. A fascinated Sniffles runs up to the idol and picks it up. Suddenly, he begins sinking, as the sandbox now became quicksand. He continues sinking until his entire body is submerged.
At the slide, Cub just reached the bottom of the slide, when suddenly, the Cursed Idol lands in his hands. Cub then notices a shadow above him, He looks up, and sees a giant boulder on top of the slide. Then the boulder crushes Cub, sending the Cursed Idol in the air.
On the Monkey Bars, Flaky is hanging upside down and swinging herself back and forth. Then the Cursed Idol lands in her hands. Suddenly, she sees an oncoming car coming towards her. As Flaky shrieks in terror, she gets hit and killed by the car.
The the owner of the car activates the windshield wipers, revealing Lumpy as the driver. Unbeknownst to him, he doesn't notice the Cursed Idol in the backseat. As the screen fades to black, we can hear the tires screeching, and the car crashes onto something, possibly killing Lumpy.
“If friends were flowers, I'd pick you!”
- Toothy gets his head crushed in by a swing.
- Sniffles sinks into quicksand.
- Cub gets crushed by a boulder. (death not shown, but some blood flies on the screen however)
- Flaky gets hit by Lumpy's car.
- Lumpy gets into a car wreck at the end of the episode, and though it's never revealed whether or not he dies, it can be assumed (simply by looking at the fates of the other characters) that Lumpy did not survive his accident. (debatable and death not shown)
- In the intro, Toothy is seen with two strands of hair on his head, but they disappear in this episode (the hair is retained in the intro, but in the episode, it isn't)
- Before Toothy sees the Idol and while feeling pain, his teeth are normal buckteeth rather than his usual buckteeth.
- Toothy should have been hit by the swing a little earlier.
- When we first see the Cursed Idol, Toothy's tail isn't visible.
- When Sniffles sees the idol and goes over to it, he drops the pink shovel. However, when Sniffles sinks into the sandpit, the pink shovel disappears.
- The blood in this episode is orange.
- Mondo Media uploaded the video titled as "Treasure Those Idol Moments", but in the episode itself, the title is changed to "Treasure These Idol Moments".
Quick Shot Moment
In the scene where we first see Sniffles playing in the sandbox, there's a brief shot of the swing piercing through Toothy's head.
- This is the first episode where The Cursed Idol makes a starring role (it also made an appearance role earlier in Crazy Antics).
- Coincidentally, Sniffles stars and dies in both episodes.
- This is one of the few episodes in which Lumpy's antlers do not change directions.
- Cub getting crushed by a boulder could be a reference to the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.
- This could be because the The Cursed Idol is a reference to a similar looking idol in the same movie.
- In a deleted scene Nutty appears in this episode and gets hit by a meteor, but it was cut due to burning the viewers.
- The car Lumpy is driving will later appear in Get Whale Soon, and The Way You Make Me Wheel.
- This is the first episode where Flaky dies.
- This is the first episode where no new characters appear.
- This is the first episode where Cub appears without Pop.
- This is the first episode not to have a closing iris. This also happens in Happy Trails Pt. 1, Idol Curiosity, Hello Dolly, and Double Whammy Part 1.
- This is also the first time Sniffles appears without The Ants.
- Flaky is very out of character in this episode, as she is doing something risky and is not laughing nervously.
- This is the first episode where a main character dies a blood-free death (Sniffles).
- This is the episode with the longest title so far, with 24 characters (letters).
- The shortest is Icy You, only having 6 characters (letters).