General Trivia

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Notice the green legs.

  • At the table in Kringle Feast, one of the green legs belongs to Lifty and the other to Shifty.
  • Although they are identical twins, Lifty's voice is slightly higher pitched than Shifty's voice. This has led some to believe that he is the younger of the two. However it was recently confirmed by Kenn Navarro on Twitter that they were both born at the same time.
  • The only main characters Lifty & Shifty have not stolen from are FlakySplendidLammy and Mr. Pickles.
  • Lifty & Shifty have a van similar to that of the A-Team (evidenced by the red stripe and spoiler), as seen in Doggone ItConcrete SolutionAs You WishEasy Comb, Easy GoJunk in the Trunk and the False Alarm episode. Because of this, some people believe that Lifty and Shifty stole the A-Team's van.
  • Lifty and Shifty are the 11th and 12th characters to come back to life after dying, as they died in Wheelin' and Dealin' and appeared later in Meat Me for Lunch.
  • Despite being kleptomaniacs, Lifty and Shifty had reasons to steal in Wheelin' and Dealin' (They needed wheels to start the race and a wheel to avoid crashing into an ambulance), Meat Me for Lunch (The food in their fridge ran out leaving them with nothing to eat), Swelter Skelter (The heat was to intense and they needed to cool down), and Buns of Steal (They were starving).
  • Lifty & Shifty have a hot-air balloon that they use for escapes after they rob someone, as seen in Milkin' It and As You Wish.
  • The only times Lifty and Shifty do not do anything antagonistic are Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark, Remains to be SeenStealing the SpotlightFrom Hero to EternityEasy Comb, Easy GoWrath of Con,The Wrong Side of the TracksKringle FeastHappy New Year, the False Alarm episodeYouTube Live Episode, and ClawDoggone It could count depending on what Lifty and Shifty were doing. In Aw, Shucks!, they were likely planning on stealing a cow before Lumpy's corn killed them first.
  • Ipso Fatso and Concrete Solution are the only episodes where Lifty and Shifty steal without getting a comeuppance.
  • Lifty, along with Cuddles, Handy, and Lumpy make a cameo appearance as a totem pole in Gundarr, another Mondo Media show.
  • Lifty and Shifty are the only characters to have the same amount of starring, featuring and appearing roles for now.
  • He seems to be the mechanic of the raccoon duo, as in a few episodes he is seen working on their van or vehicle. Shifty, on the other hand, drives their van in a majority of the episodes.
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    He comes up with all of these amazing ideas and still has to do more work than Shifty does.

  • He and Shifty are voiced by Kenn Navarro, the same voice actor who does Cuddles and Good Flippy, although Lifty and Shifty sound nothing like Cuddles and Good Flippy.
  • Unlike Pop and Cub, he and Shifty have never been seen without each other (the only exception being spaced out deaths, such as in Easy For You to Sleigh).
  • Lifty and Shifty say "Uh-oh!" when something goes wrong.
  • While he and Shifty rarely appear in the internet series, they appear in a majority of the TV episodes.
  • In the episode Class Act, Shifty can be seen dragging Lifty, so it is evident that even though Shifty has killed Lifty before (like in Milkin' It) and left him to die (like in Sea What I Found), he still tried to save his brother. However, at the time there was no danger to Shifty, so it is fair to assume he cares for his brother, but will leave him behind at any sign of danger or if money is involved with the other option..
  • Despite being better known for trying to steal money and other valuable items, Lifty and Shifty have tried to steal food eight times in: Meat Me for LunchMilkin' ItSwelter SkelterEasy For You to Sleigh (in which they stole both), Buns of StealAnd the Kitchen SinkIpso Fatso, and Cheesy Does It. By comparison, they only tried to steal money or valuables six times in: Sea What I FoundEasy For You to SleighAs You WishGems the BreaksConcrete Solution, and Who's to Flame?.
    • This could further support the theory that they steal out of necessity instead of greed.
  • His and Shifty's laugh is unique to them. Most other HTFs either giggle or laugh.
  • Lifty has shown several signs of hating being pushed around by Shifty. In Milkin' It, it's Lifty's idea to remove milk from the cow, but Shifty is the one who tells him to pull the udders, which Lifty is clearly upset about. In the same episode he is later seen angrily mocking Shifty as he pulls on the udders.
  • According to Lifty's Collect them All card, he can successfully bowl a 300 in a game of bowling.
  • In Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II), he and Shifty sounded like real raccoons during their deaths.


  • The two were possibly made green to match the color of dollar bills.
  • In early episodes, his and Shifty's pupils are normal like any other Tree Friend (like Pac-man pupils). However, occasionally in early episodes, and always in later episodes, their pupils dilate/shrink, making them appear more mischievous.
  • Lifty and Shifty are the only characters with triangle-shaped ears.

Episode Statistics

  • In the TV series, the only episodes that Lifty and Shifty do not appear in are "Seventh Heaven", "Behind the Eighth Ball", and "Ten Speed".
  • Despite his low survival rate, he only dies in one out of the three episodes in which he appears in the HTF Break.
  • Lifty is one of the five characters who have not yet got a season 3-4 featuring pop-up. The others are Disco Bear, Shifty, Flippy and Splendid.
  • They both appear in all three episodes of "One Foot in the Grave" and "The Third Degree".
  • Lifty and Shifty star, feature, and appear in 11 episodes.
  • Despite being one of the least appearing of the 20 Happy Tree Friends main characters, he and Shifty had four starring roles in the TV series, the third most behind Lumpy and Sniffles.
  • Lifty and Shifty have co-starred with Lumpy (four times), Giggles, Flaky, Flippy, Sniffles, Handy, Russell and Splendid.
    • Like most characters, Lifty and Shifty co-star with Lumpy the most.
  • He and Shifty appeared in thirteen out of the first eighteen TV episodes, but only in four of the last nineteen.
  • Lifty is one of the few characters who starred in more than 3 TV episodes. The others are Lumpy (16), Sniffles (6), and Shifty (4).
  • In the TV series, Pop & Cub appeared in all four of their starring roles. Pop died in only two of their episodes while Cub died in all of them.
  • Lifty and Shifty are featuring characters in Doggone It and Junk in the Trunk, even though they should have had an appearance role in the former and a starring role in the latter.
  • Lifty and Shifty only appeared twice in Internet Season 3.
  • He along with Giggles, The Mole, Disco Bear, Russell, Shifty, Sniffles, Cro-Marmot, Lammy, and Mr. Pickels don't appear in any of the Still Alive episodes.

Kills and Deaths

  • He and Shifty are the only characters who have not yet survived a single internet episode.
  • If one does not count irregular episodes, Lifty would be one of the three characters to die in all of their starring roles. The others would be Cuddles and Shifty.
  • The only episodes where Lifty's deaths aren't caused by other characters are Wheelin' and Dealin' and Don't Yank My Chain.
  • Lifty has a wide range of deaths, involving machines/vehicles, being mashed together or sliced apart, impalement, or some form of heat.
  • He has died in every regular episode he featured in.
  • There has only been one episode (Cheesy Does It) in which one of the raccoon twins dies while the other survives. They usually either die or survive together (although sometimes they suffer different deaths).
  • Lifty, Shifty, and Cuddles die in the first and last episodes of the TV series.
  • Without his Class Act kills, his kill count would drop from 58 to 22.
  • The only characters Lifty has killed without Shifty are Giggles, Toothy, and Cub.
  • The only five instances of Lifty dying before Shifty are Milkin' ItWho's to Flame?, Wrath of ConSwelter Skelter, and Buns of Steal.
  • Lifty, ShiftyCuddles, Toothy, and Flaky are the only characters to be killed by both sides of Flippy.
  • Out of the characters who rarely survive, Lifty is the only character to never be the first to die in an episode. He does however die last in Meat Me for LunchSea What I FoundEasy For You to Sleigh, and Junk in the Trunk.
  • The only characters Lifty has posthumously killed are Cuddles, Shifty, (both in Buns of Steal) and Petunia (As You Wish).
  • Lifty only survives 5 out of the 33 episodes he appears in. If he survived his debatable death he would have survived in 6 episodes.
  • Lifty is one of the two characters to have a less than 20 percent survival rate, the other being Shifty.
  • Lifty is the sixth character to die in the TV series, the tenth or eleventh in the Internet series, and the twelfth-twentieth in the shorts.
  • Lifty is one of the few characters to die in every episode in which he kills another character. The other characters are ToothyPetuniaHandy, and Shifty.
  • Lifty is the most frequent victim of his twin brother.
  • Cuddles is his most frequent victim.
  • The first character to kill Lifty and Shifty at the same time is Flaky (indirectly), with the sharks in Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark.
  • Lifty is the only character to have his first appearance, first death, and first victim in one episode.
  • Despite his villainous reputation, Lifty is one of the nine characters who have never intentionally killed a character. The others are: ToothyCubDisco BearNuttyCuddlesRussellMime, and (DebatablyLammy.


  • The only other character to sport his and Shifty's grin has been Disco Bear, as seen in Easy Comb, Easy Go.
  • He is one of the few characters who have made Flippy flip out. The others are Cuddles, Lumpy (thrice), Nutty (twice), The Mole (twice), Shifty, Flaky, and Mime.
  • Lifty and Shifty are two of the six green characters. The other four are Nutty, Cro-Marmot, Flippy, and Mr. Pickels.
  • Lifty is one of seven characters not to have the same kind of eyes as the other characters. The other six characters are Lumpy, Nutty, Cub, The Mole, Shifty, and Mr. Pickels.
  • Lifty is one of the three main characters who do not normally wear any clothes/accessories of any kind. The others are Toothy and Flaky.
  • Lifty is one of the few characters who are disliked by both sides of Flippy. The others are Mime and Shifty.
  • Lifty is one of the few characters who have worn Santa Claus attire. The others are Pop, Lumpy, Splendid, Giggles, Mime.
  • Because of a goof in the opening credits of As You Wish, Lifty and Shifty are two of three characters to have only have their names and not "starring" nor "and" in the first season of the TV series, the other being The Mole.
  • Lifty is one of the few characters whose name is not a real word. The others are Cro-Marmot, Flippy, Lammy, and Mr. Pickels.


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