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"Innocent and cute, Pop has his hands-full trying to keep this lil' tyke from crawling into trouble."
―"Collect them All" card info[src]
"Cute kids are cuddly and carefree!"
―The description alliteration in the intros in late season 3-season 4.

Cub is one of the main characters of Happy Tree Friends.

Main Character Bio

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Cub, as his name suggests, is a very young light brown bear cub, who is the son of Pop. He has the appearance and personality of a baby but the intelligence and mobility of a young child (roughly 4 years of age). He is the youngest and smallest character of the Happy Tree Friends and his eyes consist only of Pac-man pupils, giving him a more adorable appearance than the other characters.

Cub is clad in a diaper with a pin. Also, he is usually seen wearing a little beanie with a propeller on the top; it has only been seen off his head a few times. Because Cub is rarely seen without his cap, Pop thinks that if he sees the hat, then he's seeing his son; this could be seen in Water Way to Go and Concrete Solution. If he wants to know where he went, he leaves his hat to mark his leaving spot like a marking trail, as seen in A Hole Lotta Love, however this sometimes backfires as it instead misdirects Pop away from Cub. Pop has also used Cub's hat to mark his grave by putting it on his tombstone, as seen in Read 'em and Weep.

He has appeared considerably more often and died much more in the series than his father. Usually his deaths are a result of Pop's bad parenting, even though Pop clearly cares about him. Other times, they may happen before Pop can even react to what's happening. If his father's not paying attention to him, he will often be seen wandering around operating machines by himself or carelessly drifting into death-inducing hazards. One example of this is sucking on an electric razor as if it was a pacifier, soon ending with Pop plugging it back in, much to Cub's despair. It seems like Cub enjoys playing with Lumpy's body parts, like in Rink Hijinks, where he ripped out Lumpy's heart while trying to get a prize, and in Just Desert, when he found Lumpy's skull and put it up to his ear like a conch shell.

Cub has shown up in more episodes than his father, and is sometimes featured in a Starring Pop-ups without his father on occasion, notwithstanding Cub's role as a duo character. Meanwhile, Pop has only made a handful of appearances without Cub, with the only most significant example being the former's Smoochie. On another interesting note, Cub appears very often, which can come of as surprise to some. Remarkably, this has granted Cub as the fifth character with the highest number of starring roles, next to the four primary characters themselves (Cuddles, Giggles, Lumpy, and Toothy).

He has shown interest in becoming a fireman, as seen in Who's to Flame? and As You Wish. He also has a habit of drooling (which did not do him well in Kringle Presents) and cooing, much like a normal baby. He is sometimes seen licking a lollipop, as seen in Snip Snip Hooray!, See What Develops, and A Sucker for Love Part 1.

Cub rarely survives (though he has survived 13 times to date). His deaths are usually very gruesome, painful, tragic, and ironic. The only episodes where Cub survives in the TV series are Don't Yank My Chain, See What Develops, Doggone It (Debatable), A Hole Lotta Love (Debatable), and Wingin' It (Debatable). In the internet shorts he survives Rink Hijinks, I Get a Trick Out of You, Out of Sight, Out of Mime, Just Desert, A Sucker for Love Part 1 and part 2, A Vicious Cycle, Spare Tire, and A Handy Nanny. He also survives Cubtron Z and the HTF Break short Happy New Year. Cub's deaths generally involve breathing problems, machinery, or getting crushed.

So far, Cub has only killed other characters in 3 episodes. Lumpy was his only victim in Rink Hijinks, and he killed his father, among several others, in Cubtron Z. In the Halloween episode Read 'em and Weep, he was being possessed by a demon from within a book and subsequently killed Petunia in his possessed form, although it could be argued that this was really The Demon's kill, not Cub's.

In the Halloween episode Can't Stop Coffin, Pop and Cub can be seen mourning at a gravestone. This was confirmed to be his mother.

Cub's Episodes

Starring Roles

Season 1

Season 2

TV Series

Season 3

Season 4


Featuring Roles

TV Series

Season 3

Season 4

Appearance Roles

Season 1

Season 2

TV Series

Season 3

HTF Break Roles


Kringle Roles


Role Count By Season

Season Number of Starring Roles Number Of Featuring Roles Number Of Appearing Roles Total
1 3 0 1 4
2 6 0 4 10
TV Series 3 8 8 19
3 2 4 3 10
4 1 4 0 5
Kringle Roles 1 1 0 2
HTF Break Roles 2 0 1 3
Other episodes 1 0 0 1
Total 19 17 17 53



Seen on Computer and TV

  1. Havin' a Ball: Is crushed by Lumpy, who is in a gurney.
  2. Treasure Those Idol Moments: Is crushed by a boulder rolling towards him. (Death not seen) (Idol-induced)
  3. Chip Off the Ol’ Block: Has a chunk of his head removed by a broken bottle.
  4. Flippin' Burgers: Is crushed by a burger joint door from an explosion caused by Fliqpy.
  5. Snip, Snip, Hooray!: Has his throat ripped to pieces by an electric razor in his mouth (which Pop switched on without realizing).

    Keep electric razors out of your mouth, kids.

  6. Class Act: Dies in an explosion.
  7. Water Way to Go: Is torn to pieces by an outboard motor.
  8. Let it Slide: Is cut in two by Lumpy's antlers after floating towards a water slide exit.
  9. Hello Dolly!: Gets hit by a fire hydrant spouting water, smacking him into a wall. (Idol-induced)
  10. Stealing the Spotlight: Has his head explode from the heat emitted by Lumpy's bright lights.
  11. Kringle Feast: Is either killed by a gas leak or dies in an explosion.
  12. Kringle Presents: Is electrocuted after drooling on an electrical miniature train track. The train then plows through his head.
  13. From Hero to Eternity: Is accidentally thrown in a dryer by Splendid and dies when it spins.
  14. And the Kitchen Sink: Is put in a bathtub with the water running and drowns when the tub fills up.
  15. Ipso Fatso: Is run over by Disco Bear on a treadmill.
  16. Concrete Solution: Is crushed by Nutty's concrete-filled stomach.

    Cub is crushed by Nutty's concrete-filled stomach

  17. Sea What I Found: Has his eyes and brain burn when sun's rays are magnified through a viewfinder.
  18. Easy For You to Sleigh: Dies of smoke inhalation, along with Pop.
  19. Who's to Flame?: Is crushed by a ladder.
  20. Every Litter Bit Hurts: Is blown up by a stick of dynamite.
  21. As You Wish!: Run over by Lifty & Shifty's van.
  22. Gems the Breaks: Is disintegrated by Splendid's heat vision.
  23. Mime to Five: Is impaled by glass shards.
  24. Aw, Shucks!: Is crushed by a giant popcorn. (Death not seen)
  25. Letter Late Than Never: Is forced through a mail slot in a box by Lumpy.
  26. Easy Comb, Easy Go: Has his head cut in half by Pop's hedge clippers.
  27. Read 'em and Weep: Is crushed after being slammed with a shovel many times by Pop, who thinks he is still possessed.

    Cub's corpse in Read 'em and Weep. For the very first time, Pop killed Cub intentionally, although he didn't know that Cub had successfully been exorcised.

  28. Can't Stop Coffin: Is crushed by a gravestone launched out of the ground by Lumpy's truck.
  29. Cub's Christmas Smoochie:
    1. Gift 1: Dies of suffocation after getting stuck in a bubble.
    2. Gift 2: Is sliced in pieces by hula hoops.
    3. Gift 3: Is impaled by a top.
  30. Chore Loser: Is violently torn apart by a dog.
  31. Wrath of Con: Is splattered against a window by Splendid's super breath.
  32. See You Later, Elevator: Is burned to death or dies in the explosion in the building. (Death not seen)
  33. Pop & Corn: Chokes on a bunch of popcorn.
  34. Clause For Concern: Is crushed by an opening door.
  35. Bottled Up Inside: Is run over by Russell and forced through a milk bottle.

    Not a bad decoration for your car.

  36. You're Kraken Me Up: Is killed by the giant squid. (Death not seen)
  37. Cubtron Z: Is decapitated and run over by Lumpy's street sweeper, but revived later as a robot.
  38. Going Out With a Bang: Is impaled in the face by a rocket.

Debatable Deaths

At least Whistle gets a nice treat!

  1. It's a Snap: Is clamped on the head by a bear trap. (The bear trap pinched down on his face, not his brain)
  2. Doggone It: Is attacked by Whistle the dog. For more information, see Cub's Death.
  3. A Hole Lotta Love: Dies when he falls down a well.
  4. Wingin' It: Is sucked out of a plane.
  5. Breaking Wind: Is killed either by Splendid's gas or by Petunia setting the world on fire.


  1. Overkill DVD box set: Is run over by Pop or killed by Flippy's bomb. (Death not seen)
  2. April Showers 2005 Wallpaper: Is impaled through the stomach by Pop's umbrella.
  3. Son-Burn September 2006 Calendar: Burns to death. (Death not seen)
  4. Holiday Hangover January 2007 Calendar: Dies from breathing in gas, as in Kringle Feast.
  5. Unnamed Wallpaper: Is killed when Flippy's dynamite explodes. (Death not seen)
  6. Dumb Ways To Die: Gets run over by a truck.
  7. Epic Comments: Gets his face sliced off by a saw blade

Seen in Comics

  1. Making a Good Bleed: Is killed by Lumpy when he is ejected from his car.
  2. Things That Go Bump in the Night!: Cracks his head open on the ceiling.
  3. Rub-a-dub-dub: Drowns and is boiled alived in hot bathtub water.


Seen on Computer and TV

  1. Cub is immune to feeling pain when Pop isn't the one causing it.

    Snip, Snip Hooray!:
    1. Has his ear cut off.
    2. Shaves a good portion of skin off his head.
  2. Class Act:
    1. Gets a Christmas tree star is lodged into the left side of his head.
    2. Loses his left fingers (excluding his thumb).
  3. Water Way to Go:
    1. Gets a soda can pressed into his face.
    2. Gets a portion of his face scraped off by Pop’s motorboat.
  4. Stealing the Spotlight:
    1. Has a tooth knocked out of his mouth when he is hit by a ladder.
    2. Is impaled in the head by a bucket full of nails.
    3. Has one nail hammered back into his head.
  5. Kringle Feast: (If he wasn't dead) Is knocked out by a gas leak.
  6. Kringle Presents: (If it didn't kill him) He is rendered unconscious after being electrocuted.
  7. And The Kitchen Sink:
    1. Gets the fur on his lower body burned away by hot water.
    2. Gets most of his lower body torn apart by a garbage disposal.
    3. Gets a leg bone broken by Pop.
    4. Is strangled with a rope being pulled by Pop's car.
    5. Smashes into the side of a cliff.
    6. Falls down a waterfall.
  8. Doggone It: Is bitten and shaken by Whistle (if he wasn't killed).
  9. Easy For You to Sleigh: Breathes in some smoke and coughs.
  10. Every Litter Bit Hurts:
    1. Falls into a lake.
    2. Nearly suffocates on a six-pack ring.
  11. As You Wish:
    1. Is set on fire.
    2. Is hit by a fire truck.
  12. A Hole Lotta Love: Is accidentally knocked down a well.
  13. Mime to Five: Has his eardrums burst by audio feedback.
  14. Easy Comb, Easy Go: Has a glass bottle break over his head.
  15. Chore Loser: Gets the skin on his left arm ripped off by a dog.
  16. Read 'em and Weep: Is possessed by the demon.
  17. Wrath of Con:
    1. Is set on fire.
    2. Suffocates from a lack of oxygen.
  18. A Sucker for Love Part 1: Gets the skin on his face is ripped off.
  19. Cubtron Z: Vomits after being pat on the back.
  20. A Vicious Cycle: Is pushed off on his tricycle by Fliqpy.
  21. Spare Tire: Receives minor burns from a gas station explosion.
  22. A Handy Nanny: Gets a bruise on his forehead.


  1. Sink-O De Mayo May 2007 Calendar: Is sucked into a garbage disposal.
  2. Every Father Has His Day June 2007 Calendar: Is impaled by numerous nails.
  3. Son-Burn 2006 Calendar:Is Set on fire and is Burned to death.

Number of Kills

Character Number of Times Killed Episodes
Cuddles 1 Cubtron Z
Giggles 1 Cubtron Z
Toothy 1 Cubtron Z
Lumpy 2 Rink Hijinks
Cubtron Z
Petunia 1 Cubtron Z
Pop 2 Cubtron Z
Going Out With a Bang (Along with Nutty)
Flaky 1 Treasure Those Idol Moments (Along with The Cursed Idol and Lumpy)
Disco Bear 1 Cubtron Z
Russell 1 Bottled Up Inside (Along With Pop)
Mime 1 Cubtron Z
Generic Tree Friends 12+
Cubtron Z

Cub kills Lumpy.



1. Hop on Pop June 2009 Calendar: Impales Pop in the stomach with a pair of scissors.


1. Kills Lammy, Disco Bear, Mime, Cuddles, Flippy, and Handy when they bump into him and his balloons.

Episodes Survived by Season

Season/Total Number of Appearences Deaths Survived Survival Rate
1 4 4 0 0%
2 10 7 3 30%
TV Series 19 17 2 10.52%
3 9 7 3 33.33%
4 3 1 2 75%
5 2 1 1 50%
Kringles 2 2 0 0%
HTF Break 3 2 1 33.33%
Other Episodes 1 0 1 100%
Total 54 38 16 29.62%

Survival Rate

  • Internet series: 32.20%
  • Breaks & Kringles: 20%
  • TV series: 15.52%
  • Total Rate: 29.62%