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Keepin' it Reel is an episode of the Happy Tree Friends internet series, the seventeenth of the second season, and forty fourth overall.

HTF Episode Description

Do you want butter with that popcorn? No cell phone or screaming babies in the theater please, we've got an episode of Happy Tree Friends Ka-Pow! to watch!!

Plot

Flippy tries to silence the moviegoers. This won't be the last time he'll have to do this.

Flippy settles into a seat in a movie theater, popcorn in hand. In front of him, Mime mimics eating popcorn loudly. As Flippy calmly beckons Mime to be more quiet, Lumpy enters the theater, arms full of snacks and drinks. He accidentally bumps into the projector, which causes it to start flashing white. This causes Flippy to start having war flashbacks, resulting in Fliqpy emerging.

Immediately, Fliqpy goes over to Mime, who is now pretending to drink soda from a straw. He laughs evilly, then Mime is raised up slightly before the seat closes on him. He flails silently as Fliqpy comes up and pulls down on the seat, tearing Mime apart. Next, as Petunia stands by the popcorn machine, Fliqpy laughs evilly, grabs her head, and smashes it through the glass of the machine. Petunia screams as Fliqpy holds her head above the flame. Popping sounds are heard as her head begins expanding, until finally, popcorn-sized pieces of her brain pop out of her head.

The scene cuts to the middle of the theater (between the seats and the screen) as the theater is constantly plunged into darkness and then relit briefly by the flashing projector. First, Fliqpy is seen chasing Flaky before it goes dark. When it does, Flaky screams. Fliqpy is then shown strangling Flaky as Cuddles watches in horror. Then, Fliqpy is shown clubbing Cuddles in the face, using Flaky's body and quills as a mace. Finally, there is a shot of a lifeless and bloody Cuddles and a decapitated Flaky lying on the ground.

The theater turns into a real horror show for everyone.

By the projector, Toothy backs up and looks around, whimpering in fear. Fliqpy pops up from behind the projector, breathing heavily, and shoves it forward. The lens of the projector pierces Toothy's skull and forces his eye out of its socket. On the screen, Toothy's bloodshot eye is displayed. His pupil moves around the screen as he screams in pain. His screams die out as his eye is burnt and the screen returns to white.

Suddenly, somebody boos and popcorn flies at the screen. Unaware of all that has gone on around him, Lumpy sits in his seat, angrily throwing popcorn and booing at the screen. Fliqpy emerges in the row of seats behind him. As the episode irises out, a crunching/squishing noise is heard, indicating that Lumpy didn't fare any better than his fellow moviegoers.

Moral

"A picture is worth a thousand words!"

Deaths

  1. Fliqpy rips Mime to pieces using his theater seat.
  2. Petunia's brain is popped like popcorn when Fliqpy holds her head over a flame.
  3. Cuddles is killed or at least incapacitated when Fliqpy whacks him over the head, using Flaky's quills as a mace. (Debatable)
  4. Flaky is decapitated by Fliqpy.
  5. Toothy's skull is impaled after Fliqpy rams a movie projector through the back of his head, and it's likely that his brain is burnt by the extreme heat the projector gives off.
  6. At the end of the episode, Fliqpy sneaks up on Lumpy, and there is a cracking sound off screen. It can be assumed that Lumpy got his neck snapped, then died. (Debatable; off-screen)

Injuries

  1. Mime is pulled down into his seat by Fliqpy.
  2. Petunia's head is rammed through a popcorn machine's glass pane by Fliqpy.
  3. Flaky is strangled by Fliqpy.
  4. Toothy's eye is impaled by the projector.

Survival Rate

  • Amount of surviving main characters: 2 (1 including Debatable deaths)
  • Amount of dead main characters: 5 (6 including Debatable deaths)
  • Total rate: 28.57% (14.28% including Debatable deaths)

Destruction

  1. The glass to a popcorn machine breaks when Petunia's face breaks through it.
  2. The film projector stops working when Toothy dies.

Goofs

One of the most infamous multi-goofs in the series.

  1. Toothy and Petunia had more of featuring roles.
  2. Generic Tree Friends can be seen sitting in the seats when the movie starts, but they are never seen again for the rest of the episode.
  3. There are several philtrum goofs in the episode:
    1. Fliqpy's disappears several times.
    2. Mime's disappears several times when his chair is pulled back.
    3. Cuddles' disappears when he's dead.
  4. When Mime is stuck in his chair, one of his cheeks is layered outside his face make-up.
  5. Mime's ears disappear after he is killed.
  6. After Mime is killed, his nose goes from being its normal heart shape to being the red rubber nose he wears in Out of Sight, Out of Mime due to the asset being reused.
  7. When Fliqpy kills Mime, his mouth is upside-down. The same thing happens when Fliqpy forces Petunia's head into the popcorn machine.
  8. Mime should not have his limbs torn off from getting crushed by his seat. Based on the cracking sounds, his back being broken is more likely.
  9. Mime's eyebrows are missing when he is stuck in his chair.
  10. Mime lacks a tail in this episode.
  11. The sound of Mime's head hitting the ground can be heard before it actually lands.
  12. When Petunia is first shown, the flower on her head has a jagged outline, making it look like in the first season. However, when Fliqpy grabs her head, the lines become bold.
  13. Petunia's right arm is attached to her head when she is looking at the popcorn and briefly when she is grabbed by Fliqpy.
  14. The crest on Flippy's beret switches places a few times, once in a continuous shot.
  15. When Fliqpy grabs Petunia's head, for a second she has her arm conjoined on her face.
  16. Right before Petunia's head smashed through the glass of the popcorn machine, Fliqpy has four arms.
  17. When Petunia's face is smashed through the glass, her marking isn't visible from the back of her head.
  18. Fliqpy's arms phase through the sharp glass several times when he is killing Petunia.
  19. When Flippy puts Petunia's head over the fire, the bottom of her face turns black. However, when her head bursts, the burnt area vanishes and turns back to blue.
  20. When Fliqpy is chasing Flaky, it looks like they are both running on the wall at the edge of the screen.
  21. When Fliqpy hits Cuddles with Flaky, most of her quills are gone, but when she is beheaded, she has more quills on her back.
  22. Some of Flaky's quills can be seen on Cuddles when he's clubbed by Fliqpy. However, when he is laying dead, those quills are gone.
  23. There is a pool of blood around Cuddles' whole body when he is dead, even though he was only bleeding from the chin.
  24. When Toothy begins screaming after Fliqpy rams the projector through his head, his gapped buckteeth become regular buckteeth like most other characters'.
  25. When Lumpy is throwing popcorn at the screen, the bodies of Cuddles and Flaky are nowhere to be seen.
  26. At the beginning of the episode, Lumpy's right antler points up and his left antler points down. This is reversed at the end of the episode.

Quick Shot Moment

When Petunia is first seen marveling at the popcorn machine, there is a brief shot of Toothy with the projector rammed through his head. (This quick shot moment spoils Toothy's death.)

Note: This is fixed in the Blurb version and in the Classics Remastered version on Mondomedia.com.


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