General Trivia


  • In early episodes, his and Lifty'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.
  • The two were possibly made green to match the color of dollar bills.
  • Lifty & Shifty are the only characters who have triangle-shaped ears.
  • Shifty was the first Happy Tree Friends character created. Created by Rhode Montijo, Shifty was created even before Cuddles, contrary to what many fans believe.
    • When he was designed by Montijo, he was actually a squirrel.

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".
  • Shifty is one of the five characters who have not yet got a season 3-4 featuring pop-up. The others are Disco Bear, Lifty, 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.
  • 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.
  • Shifty and Lifty have co-starred with Lumpy (four times), Giggles, Flaky, Flippy, Sniffles, Handy, Russell and Splendid.
    • Like most characters, Shifty and Lifty co-star with Lumpy the most.
  • Despite being one of the least appearing of the 20 Happy Tree Friends main characters, he and Lifty had four starring roles in the TV series, the third most behind Lumpy and Sniffles.
  • Shifty is one of the few characters who starred in more than 3 TV episodes. The others are Lumpy (16), Sniffles (6), and Lifty (4).
  • He and Lifty appeared in thirteen out of the first eighteen TV episodes, but only in four of the last nineteen.
  • While he and Lifty rarely appear in the internet series, they appear in a majority of the TV episodes.
  • 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 only appeared twice in Internet Season 3.
  • He along with Giggles, The Mole, Disco Bear, Russell, Lifty, Sniffles, Cro-Marmot, Lammy, and Mr. Pickels don't appear in any of the Still Alive episodes.

Kills and Deaths

  • He and Lifty are the only characters who have not yet survived a single internet episode.
  • Shifty, Lifty, and Cuddles die in the first and last episodes of the TV series.
  • Shifty has a wide range of deaths, involving machines/vehicles, being mashed together or sliced apart, impalement, or some form of heat.
  • He is the only character to die in every episode he starred in.
  • He has died in every regular episode he featured in.
  • Out of the characters who rarely survive, Shifty is the only character to kill at least one character in every season.
  • If one does not count irregular episodes, Shifty, Lifty and Cuddles would be the only characters to die all their regular starring roles.
  • Despite being a character who rarely survives, he only dies first in one episode, Meat Me for Lunch (he is also the first zombified character to die in Remains to be Seen. On the opposite end of the scale, he dies last in Milkin' ItSwelter Skelter, and Buns of Steal.
  • Shifty, LiftyCuddles, Toothy, and Flaky are the only characters to be killed by both sides of Flippy.
  • Shifty is the fifth character to die in the TV series, the tenth or eleventh in the Internet series, and the eleventh in the shorts.
  • The only characters Shifty has killed without Lifty (not counting the many times Shifty has killed Lifty) are Lumpy and Nutty.
  • The only characters Shifty posthumously killed are Lumpy (Doggone It), Petunia (As You Wish), Russell (Who's to Flame?), and Lifty (Sea What I Found and Meat Me for Lunch).
  • The only episodes where Shifty's deaths aren't caused by other characters are Wheelin' and Dealin', Meat Me for LunchMilkin' ItDon't Yank My ChainDoggone ItSea What I FoundSwelter Skelter, and Cheesy Does It.
  • Shifty is one of the few characters to die in every episode they kill another character in. The others are ToothyPetuniaHandy, and Lifty.
  • Shifty has the lowest survival rate out of all of the characters in the show.
  • Shifty only survives 4 out of the 33 episodes he appears in (which is the lowest amount of episodes any character has survived). If he survived his debatable death he would have survived 5 episodes.
  • Shifty is one of the two characters to have less than 20 percent on their survival rate, the other being Lifty.
  • Without his Class Act kills, his kill count would drop from 62 to 24.
  • The only five instances of Lifty dying before Shifty are Milkin' ItWho's to Flame?, Wrath of ConSwelter Skelter, and Buns of Steal.
  • Even though Lifty and Shifty are always seen together Shifty has a higher kill count (a total of three kills more than Lifty).
  • 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).
  • Shifty is the first character to kill another character while he was already dead.
  • He and Lifty do not always die the same deaths, and they do not always die at the same time. Junk in the Trunk and Buns of Steal featured the some instances where they did not die at the same time or one right after the other, while Cheesy Does It marks the only episode where one survives but the other gets killed (in this case Shifty gets killed while Lifty is left unharmed).
  • Shifty's most frequent victim is his twin brother Lifty.
  • 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.
  • He has more injuries than Lifty.


  • The only other character to sport his and Lifty's grin has been Disco Bear, as seen in Easy Comb, Easy Go.
  • Shifty 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, Lifty, The Mole, and Mr. Pickels.
  • Lifty and Shifty are two of six green characters. The other four are Nutty, Cro-Marmot, Flippy, and Mr. Pickels.
  • He is one of the few characters who have made Flippy flip out. The others are Cuddles, Lumpy (thrice), Nutty (twice), Lifty, The Mole (twice), Flaky, and Mime.
  • Shifty is one of the few characters who are disliked by both sides of Flippy. The others are Mime and Lifty.
  • Shifty wears a hat, along with Pop, Russell, Handy, Flippy and Cub.
  • Because of a goof in the opening credits of As You Wish, Lifty and Shifty are two of the three characters to have only have their names and not "starring" or "and" in the first season of the TV series, the other being The Mole.
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