Ski Ya, Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya! is an episode of the Happy Tree Friends internet series, the twenty-fourth of the second season, and fifty-first overall.
HTF Episode Description
This is one of our favorite episodes... the cringe-factor is so high for poor Flaky and it's great to see Disco Bear in another episode! "Ski Ya" was also included in our "Winter Break" television special and got high praise from fans. Plus, it is mostly like the phrase "See ya ,wouldn't wanna be ya"! Watch poor Flaky enjoy the rush of the skiing snow slopes...
Holding two ski poles, with her scarf waving in the breeze, Flaky begins skiing down what turns out to be a small mound of snow. She breathes heavily, apparently happy that nothing went wrong. Suddenly, a disco ball comes down and Disco Bear skis onto the scene. He doesn't even notice Flaky as he sends a wave of snow her way while coming to a stop. He spots Giggles and Petunia sitting on a log, laughing, humming and drinking hot cocoa. Disco Bear skis off to go put the moves on them, but not before unknowingly knocking Flaky backwards.
She inadvertently skis over to a ski lift, where her scarf gets tangled around the hand rail. Dropping her poles and losing her skis, Flaky is pulled along and strangled by the ski lift. She manages to pull herself onto the seat and untie her scarf, but as soon as she looks down below her, she realizes she's very high and it causes her to panic then pass out. It isn't until four days later until she finally comes to.
We see that the slope she is on is above the clouds and has an altitude higher than that of a nearby satellite (which resembles Sputnik 1). She manages to get off but stumbles back in fear at seeing how high she is, accidentally stepping on a nail sticking out of a wooden board. As she screams in fear and pain, she begins sliding backwards down the hill with a trail of blood following her.
She screams as she goes down the mountain, but sees a chance to stop her momentum by grabbing onto a branch growing out of the mountain. Unfortunately, when she grabs the branch it breaks, causing her to continue falling and her arm to become overstretched. Flaky eventually hits a rock, causing her to fly off the board she was riding on. She looks at her foot and sees that it now has a large cut going down the middle. She screams in horror, which triggers an avalanche.
Seeing the board she was previously riding on, she hops on in hopes of escaping. Sadly, she ends up slipping off. Realizing what she has to do, Flaky whimpers, then cries and impales her other foot on the nail in the board and resumes sliding down the mountain. She comes across another rock, but this time she manages to jump over it. She is relieved, until she hits a tree stump and flies off the board once again.
She sees a cabin and smiles in relief at the possibility of finding some aid. In front of the cabin, however, is a chain link fence that Flaky crashes through. Inside the cabin, Disco Bear prepares to eat some fondue when he hears a knock at the door. He seems happy to see Flaky at the door, but becomes confused when she breaks into numerous little pieces. He looks outside and suddenly the snow from the avalanche crashes through his door. The cabin is destroyed, but Disco Bear shakes some snow from his head, buried to the neck in snow but happy to be alive. Before the episode ends, the board that Flaky was riding on hits Disco Bear in the face, with the nail lodging itself in Disco Bear's forehead.
"Put your best foot forward!"
The Blurb version of this episode contains these annotations:
- In real life, porcupines would rather snowboard than ski
- Disco Bear would rather disco
- Flaky is soooo extreme!
- I can't believe she survived that
- Disco balls occur naturally in the wild
- Disco Bear's hair does not occur naturally
- He puts a lot of work into it.
- Sitting on a log is the #2 cause of death for skiers
- #1 skiing
- Fun Fact: Where Disco Bear is from, pushing someone is considered a sign of love
- That scarf has quite a grip
- So does that snow
- Fun Fact: Ski lifts work better when you sit on the seats.
- Yeah, like that
- Happy Tree Friends writers signature time passage gag in 3, 2, 1
- The writers laugh every time
- Bonus Question: How many days was Flaky up there?
- Answer at the end of the show
- Sweet Cro-Marmot watch!!
- Real Talk Guys: I always have trouble getting off those things too.
- I feel ya Flaky
- Fun Fact: Satellites spy on you every day
- They see EVERYTHING!
- Boards with a nail sticking out are naturally found on mountains and in swamps
- The red line is nice
- It makes it easier to see her
- What is Flakys acceleration if a=F/m.
- F is the net force and m is Flakys mass
- Answer at the end of the show
- HA! Flaky's busted arm looks funny
- This is the worst case of athletes foot I've ever seen.
- Avalanches are nature's way of saying "shhhh, you're being kinda loud".
- This avalanche is taking its sweet time
- I would just sit on the board, hold onto the nail, and toboggan down
- But that's just me
- Totally radical!
- Not sure why she's screaming, this is the safest he's been the whole time
- Fun Fact: The chain link fence is the porcupine's natural enemy
- Fondue is delicious
- No reason for that statement except that I love cheese.
- Disco Bear seems relatively unfazed by Flaky being chopped to pieces
- Most people don't survive an avalanche of this magnitide
- Answers to questions in the show: C and B
- Flaky is cut to pieces when she flies through a chain link fence.
- Disco Bear is hit in the head by a nail sticking out of a board.
- Petunia and Giggles were killed by the avalanche Flaky caused. (Death not seen and debatable because neither are seen and being four days later, they might have gone home)
- Flaky is strangled by her scarf dangling from the ski lift.
- Flaky passes out for four days.
- Flaky impales her foot on a nail sticking out of a wooden board.
- Flaky's arm is stretched out from grabbing a branch to slow down.
- Flaky's foot is split in half from the nail being ripped out.
- Flaky intentionally impales her other foot to avoid an avalanche.
- Flaky's other foot is split in half the same way.
- Amount of surviving main characters: 2 (0 including Debatable deaths)
- Amount of dead main characters: 2 (4 including Debatable deaths)
- Total rate: 50% (0% including Debatable deaths)
- Flaky's screaming causes an avalanche which destorys Disco Bear's cabin.
- In the opening credits, it doesn't say "Featuring" above Flaky's name.
- Flaky's watch disappears shortly after she looks at it.
- When Flaky gets off the ski lift, the chair goes back down the hill. When we see the satellite, the chair she was on is gone.
- When the top of the mountain is shown for the first time, the board is not there. When Flaky stumbles backwards it is there.
- When Flaky impales her left foot, the nail is near the heel of her foot, however, the nail sticks near the front part of her foot.
- When Flaky starts sliding off the tip of the mountain, the nail isn't sticking out of Flaky's foot.
- Flaky grabs onto the branch with her right hand. When she continues falling, however, she is holding the branch in her left hand.
- When Flaky is impaling her left foot, her back is briefly shown revealing her quills are missing.
- The board Flaky is riding on was originally stuck on a rock when she fell to the ground alive. Later it is shown that the board is right next to her. It is possible, however, that the snow knocked the board loose to Flaky's position.
- Both of Flaky's hands are (briefly) stretched, when she smiles at the sight of the cabin.
- When Disco Bear opens the door to his cabin, the doorway is clear. In the next shot Flaky is standing in the doorway.
- With the way the chain link fence breaks after Flaky hits it, she should've survived with a few lacerations from it.
- Flaky spent four days on the ski lift, yet the ski lift remained at the same speed.
- There should still have been more lifts coming up even after Flaky got off hers.
- The stars pasted over the moon.
- Disco Bear is more of a featuring character.
- It is unknown how Flaky is able to survive with oxygen when she is close to outer space.
- It is impossible for Flaky to survive 4 days without food or water.
- In the scene where Flaky starts crying, there is no blood on the nail. In the next scene, there is.
- Similarly, in the same scene, the blood is dotted around the board, but in the next scene, the blood is splattered around the board.
- There is no way that Flaky's arm would stretch out that long, the major damage done to her arm would possibly be dislocation of the bone.
- When Disco Bear opens the cabin door, one of his eyes is discoloured.
- Flaky wears a watch that sports an image of Cro-Marmot before he was frozen in ice. It is a parody of the old-fashioned Mickey Mouse watches.
- Cro-Marmot's appearance in the watch is the same from the irregular episode Dino-Sore Days.
- The satellite that passed by the top of the hill resembles the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1.
- Flaky remains passed out/on the ski lift for four days.
- Flaky is responsible for all of the deaths in this episode.
- Flaky is the only character in this episode with a confirmed death.
- Flaky is referred to with a male and female pronoun in the blurb for this episode. This also happened in Without a Hitch, and in both these episodes this happened the same blurb bubble.
- This is one of the few episodes where the number of female characters out numbers the number of male characters. The others are Stayin' Alive, Boo Do You Think You Are?, Royal Flush, and Take Your Seat.
- This episode is one of the six instances where a character cried during his/her death due to the degree of pain. The other five instances are Toothy from Eye Candy and Brake the Cycle, Sniffles from Tongue in Cheek, Petunia from Read 'em and Weep and Lumpy from The Chokes on You.
- This is one of the four episodes so far where Disco Bear's theme song can be heard. The others are Blind Date, Hello Dolly and Stayin' Alive.
- This is the one of six episodes where a character (Flaky) is forced to cause pain to him/herself, the others being Lumpy in Out on a Limb, The Chokes on You and I've Got You Under My Skin, Toothy in Eye Candy, and Disco Bear in Easy Comb, Easy Go.
- When Disco Bear is buried up to his neck in the snow, you can see Giggles' bow lying on the snow far from him (albeit, the bow is pink, not red).
- This episode shares some of similarities to the episode Rink Hijinks:
- Flaky attempts to do an activity that involves wearing some kind of footwear.
- Disco Bear comes out of no where and rudely pushes Flaky in a direction that leads to her death.
- Both of Flaky's deaths are very bloody.
- Disco Bear is killed by Flaky shortly after she dies. Coincidentally, he is killed by something sharp in both episodes and with barely any blood.
- This episode marks the first time Disco Bear flirts with Flaky.
- This is one of the many episodes where a character makes "Puppy eyes". The other instances are Lumpy in Class Act, Toothy in Better Off Bread, Nutty in Icy You, Lumpy in In a Jam, Petunia, Giggles, Lumpy in Stealing the Spotlight, Russell and Lumpy in Get Whale Soon, Lifty in Easy For You to Sleigh, Lumpy in Letter Late than Never, Fliqpy in Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, Sniffles in Wrath of Con, and Lumpy in All In Vein and in Aw, Shucks!.
- Flaky's first injury is similar to Handy's second injury in Shard at Work.
- A joke is that when Cro-Marmot (unfrozen) appears on Flaky's watch, the watch "freezes".
- Disco Bear's death is similar to Mime's death in The Wrong Side of the Tracks.
- The YouTube thumbnail spoils Flaky's foot injury.
- This is one of the few episodes where a single character (Flaky) suffers throughout the majority of the episode.
- And Debatably the only time a single character suffered throughout the entire episode.
- This is one of the few non-solo episodes where all of the injuries happen to the same character. Most of the others either involve Sniffles and The Ants or Pop and Cub. The only other one that are neither are Water You Wading For and Dream Job.
- This is arguably Flaky's most torturous death so far.