what could go wrong?
|Season:||Internet Season 3|
|Aired:||October 13, 2009|
|Writers:|| Kenn Navarro|
|Previous Episode||Something Fishy|
|Next Episode||Swelter Skelter|
Without a Hitch is an episode of the Happy Tree Friends internet series, released October 13, 2009 as the 2009 Halloween special. It is the tenth episode of the third season and sixty-fourth overall, and done in a Sin City-esque style of being mostly in black and white with occasional bursts of color (in this case, red blood and Flippy's green eyes).
HTF Episode Description
In the dead of night, Flaky finds that unimaginable terror lurks at every turn. Fasten your seat-belts for a one way trip straight to the end of the road!
On a dark night, Flaky happily drives her car when she suddenly spots a figure underneath a streetlight. Flippy casually puts out his thumb to catch a ride. Being kind, Flaky stops and picks Flippy up. Once inside, Flippy pulls out some cheese from his duffel bag. The cheese gives off a horrid odor, forcing Flaky to roll down her window and stick her head out for fresh air. As she sighs in relief, the window begins rolling back up. Flippy, who is now flipped out, presses the switch to raise the window, laughing manically. Flaky screams as the window closes on and decapitates her.
The scene then shifts back to Flaky in her car, her "death" having been a vision inside her head. She shivers at the thought of her gruesome death and drives on past Flippy. A few seconds later, however, Flaky runs over a nail and has to stop. As she stares at her flat tire, it begins to rain heavily.
Flaky starts to use her lug wrench to change her tire, when she looks up. Lightning tears through the sky, revealing Flippy's figure proceeding towards her. Flaky begins to panic and tries to speed up her work. Flippy catches up to her, causing Flaky to drop her lug wrench shrieking in terror. She reaches out to grab it, but Fliqpy picks it up and stabs her in the eye with it, twirling the lug wrench around, and pulls out her eye. To finish her off, he smacks her in the head, crushing her skull. Fliqpy then drives off in Flaky's car with Flaky's carcass acting as a tire.
It turns out this, too, is just a vision Flaky made up in her frightened mind. She was zoned out and waving her hands away to defend herself, but Flippy has already fixed her tire. Gracious that her car was fixed, a nervous Flaky gives Flippy a ride. After buckling in and encouraging Flaky to do so, Flippy pulls out a straight razor from his duffel bag. He then proceeds to smash Flaky's head through her windshield. Fliqpy then lets go of the wiper blade, which he has tied his razor to, slicing Flaky's face off in several pieces as it moves back and forth.
However, this is another convoluted vision from Flaky's imagination. Flaky is squealing as this vision goes through her head, taking her eyes off the road. Flippy tries to slap some sense into her to no avail, and the car plows into a utility pole, throwing Flippy through the windshield of the car. Flaky is still in her car thanks to the many seat belts she put on earlier, however she is badly injured and cut from broken pieces of the windshield.
Flippy, seeing Flaky is badly injured and trapped in her car, pulls out his straight razor to cut the seat belts away from her. However Flaky's overactive imagination has gotten the better of her. As she sees the razor, she grabs a nearby shard of glass. As Flippy starts cutting one of the seat belt straps, Flaky jams the glass into Flippy's eye. Flippy yells in pain, seeing with one eye cracked-glass vision, and flees from the scene, where he is run over by Lumpy, who is driving a semi-truck. Lumpy, noticing he's hit something, slows his semi-truck down and comes to a screeching halt behind Flaky's car. He barely hits her bumper, bumping her car forward a few inches.
Inside her vehicle, Flaky sighs in relief, having survived the whole ordeal. Suddenly, her airbag deploys, splattering her body all over the car, as the iris closes on her remains.
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"
The Blurb version contains these annotations:
- Hey! The color is messed up!
- Oh no, an olden days episode.
- Mondo spend almost $1,000,000 creating backgrounds for this shot
- Worth every penny
- These backgrounds cost twice as much
- Good thing that ONE light post happen to be there
- Fun Fact: Nothing ever goes wrong when you pick up a hitchhiker
- Flaky is lactose intolerant
- Or smell intolerant
- which I didn't know was a thing.
- There is plenty of time to move
- Seriously, I'd totally have my head in by now
- He has nobody to blame but herself
- Oh tricky! This episode is like some crazy Rashomon/Memento mash up
- they're movies...Google them.
- Fun Fact: Light posts are always conveniently placed
- How did that nail get in there sideways?
- Oh no! Shaking straight lines!!
- Flaky should roll up the window...some shaking lines might get in the car.
- OK, that was a little scary
- Wow. Why is he hitchkiking? He makes good time just walking
- That's nice, he's going to help
- If Flaky had anti-theft eyes, this wouldn't have happened
- Aww, Flaky looks tired!
- Flaky is kind of a jerk for misjudging Flippy.
- Fun Fact: Seat belts save lives
- no joke.
- Just thought I'd put in a real fact to throw you off.
- Well, I guess seatbelts can't save you from everything.
- Flippy is like the MacGyver of killers
- MacGyver was a TV show
- Google it.
- It was all a dream INCEPTION!
- This episode is really messing with my seat belt theory.
- See kids! Dreams really do come true! even bad ones.
- Fun Fact: Flippy is a nice guy
- Fun Fact: Nice guys finish last
- Fun Fact: Nice guys finish last and have prism vision
- Didn't see that coming
- but it had to be Lumpy.
- LOOK OUT!
- Air bags! The silent killer!
- Nice olden days credits!
- Flaky has three imaginary deaths:
- Flaky is decapitated when Fliqpy closes her window.
- Flaky's eye is removed and Fliqpy killed her with another blow to the head. Later, he is seen driving her car while using her stretched, bloody body as a tire.
- Flaky's face is cut off with Fliqpy's razor. Had the hallucination gone on longer or the goof never happened, Flaky would have been decapitated.
- Flippy is stabbed in the eye with a shard of glass by Flaky and is run over by Lumpy's truck.
- Flaky is splattered to pieces by her car's airbag.
- Flaky crashes her car.
- Flippy flies through the windshield of Flaky's car.
- Flippy is stabbed in the eye with a glass shard by Flaky.
- Amount of surviving main characters: 1
- Amount of dead main characters: 2
- Total Rate: 33%
- Flaky's car pops a tire.
- Flaky drives her car into a utility pole.
- Flaky's car is barely touched by Lumpy's truck, which is enough to activate the airbags.
- In the shots of Flaky and Flippy in the car, when Flaky is holding the wheel, she has four fingers and a thumb.
- When Flippy gets in the car, she puts on his seat belt. After the shot of Flaky buckling her seat belt, Flippy is not using the seat belt anymore.
- When Flaky runs over the nail, she blinks once. When she blinks, she has a Pac-Man pupil over her closed right eye.
- As Fliqpy smashes Flaky's head through the windscreen her seat belt disappears as well.
- When Flaky's face is cut by wiper blade in her imagination, her damaged face stays the same, even though huge chunks are cut off.
- Flaky has two optic nerves connected to her eye when Flippy pulls it out. (Debatable, since this is Flaky's imagination)
- The angle in which Flippy slaps Flaky isn't possible.
- After the crash, one of the headlights is lying near Flippy. The light is still working, despite the fact that the headlight is not attached to anything.
- When Flippy notices that Flaky is hurt, there is one shot in which his eyes become unnaturally large.
- Just before Flippy is stabbed in the eye, he was cutting Flaky's buckle. When Lumpy bumps Flaky's car, however, the buckle is not cut.
- The design on Flippy's beret changes places numerous times, sometimes during continuous shots.
- When Flaky is fixing the car's wheel (in her imagination), the car mirror is not seen.
- When Fliqpy prepares to kill Flaky with the lug wrench (in Flaky's imagination), his dog tags are missing.
- When Flaky is killed by her car's airbag, the steering wheel disappears after the airbag deflates.