General Trivia

  • Despite seeming to be very intelligent, Sniffles often lacks common sense, which usually ends up causing his demise.
  • He started the rivalry between ants and anteaters in Blast from the Past by eating a prehistoric ant in front of a prehistoric anteater.

Who'da thought this little move would screw Sniffles over in the present five times?

  • He has a lot of money, as is shown in the episode We're Scrooged!, possibly because his intelligence allows him to have high-paying jobs.
  • Just like Handy and Cub, he sometimes does not seem to mind when characters are injured or dead around him.
    • In A Sight for Sore Eyes, he shows no concern when Toothy breaks his head in half and dies, he just watches. (Debatable, as this could be because he can't see after his glasses broke)
    • In In a Jam, he (along with Handy) shows no concern when Cuddles slices his eye in half. He also seems to be more frustrated at Handy's death instead of being shocked or concerned.
    • In We're Scrooged!, he is not shocked to see Lumpy lose his eye and leaves.
    • In Concrete Solution, he just stares at The Mole's dead body and does not seem surprised in the slightest.
    • In Pet Peeve, he is aware that his pet is acidic, but does not bother treating Lumpy after he pulls the blob away from his leg.
  • Sniffles is the 6th character to come back to life after dying in an episode, as he died in Crazy Ant-ics and appeared later in Treasure Those Idol Moments.
    • Toothy and Cub also died before appearing again in Treasure Those Idol Moments, but Sniffles is counted as the sixth since he appeared in the episode after Toothy and before Cub.
  • He was seen without his glasses in A Sight for Sore Eyes and briefly in Tongue Twister Trouble.
  • Despite being a "nerd", Sniffles is pretty athletic. He can run fast, jump far, and is very strong as in Idol Curiosity. However, he is seen having difficulty while lifting a bowling ball in Spare Me.
  • In Season 3 and Season 4, his alliterate sentence is: Science is seriously satisfying!.
  • Despite his attempts to catch ants, he almost never succeeds at catching and eating them at all, an exception being when he eats an ant in Blast from the Past.
  • He may have been based on The Aardvark from the old theatrical cartoon series The Ant and the Aardvark. Both characters are colored blue, usually fail to catch ants (in exceptionally creative ways), and tend to get injured quite a lot.
  • Sniffles may also be based on Arthur Read, as both characters are smart and wear similar-looking glasses. Coincidentally, both characters started off with long noses that were eventually made shorter, though Arthur's more so than that of Sniffles.
  • He is the only character who is an animal that is not native to North America. Anteaters are found in South America. As such, his species is out of place with the setting.
  • He is the first main character to act as a villain.
    • He is the only main character to act like a villain in their debut to become a normal character in future appearances.
  • Sniffles appears as a boss in Deadeye Derby.


  • Sniffles is the first and so far only character to have his fingernails seen in an episode. In Tongue in Cheek, the ants open one of his nails and pour salt under it.
  • It is possible that Sniffles wears a shirt the same color as his fur (similar to Lumpy in a few episodes), considering his pocket protector. He is also implied to be wearing a shirt in A Hole Lotta Love when Pop grabs him by the chest.
  • In addition to his snout, his ears and tail are also unique.
  • Some people mistake him for an elephant because of his trunk-like snout. However, his ears and tail are not like an elephant's and his mouth is on the tip of his snout. 
  • Despite being an anteater, he actually resembles an aardvark.
  • Sniffles' snout was long in the first two seasons of the internet series. During the TV series, though first shown in Suck It Up, his snout became shorter.

    Sniffles' snout designs over the course of the series.

    • First seen in Wrath of Con and more prominently seen from Internet Season 4 onward, his snout became slightly smaller and straight (like it appears when he is facing the front). His snout has, so far transitioned between curved and straight three times: Wrath of Con, Pet Peeve and Camp Pokeneyeout.
  • Like real anteaters, Sniffles has very poor eyesight (though he wears glasses to help himself see). But unlike his species, he has teeth (probably due to cartoon logic)
  • Sniffles was originally planned to be a squirrel. 
  • Sniffles has the longest tongue length out of all of the characters, which is not at all strange considering his species.
  • According to the original storyboards of Crazy Antics, Sniffles’ mouth was originally under his snout.

Episode Statistics

  • Sniffles has only survived 13 out of the 59 episodes he has appeared in. If he survived his debatable deaths he would have survived 15 episodes.
  • Sniffles is the first character to have an episode in which he starred without any other main character in it (Crazy Ant-ics).
  • He appears in all three episodes of "Marooned Five" and "Eleventh Hour".
  • Sniffles is one of the few characters who starred in more than 3 TV episodes. The others are Lumpy (16), Lifty (4), and Shifty (4).
  • Sniffles and Flaky die in the first and last episodes of Season 2.
  • So far throughout Season 4, Sniffles has appeared in six episodes, dying in the first three and surviving the last three. The episodes he dies in are All Work and No Play, Buns of Steal, and Pet Peeve. The episodes he survives are Spare Tire, Camp Pokeneyeout, and Dream Job.
  • Sniffles has co-starred with Toothy (twice), Flaky (thrice), Cub (twice), Giggles (twice), Handy (twice), The Mole, Lifty, Shifty, Lumpy (five times), Flippy, Pop, and Splendid.
    • Like most characters, Sniffles co-stars with Lumpy the most.
  • He stars as the only character in an episode the most.
  • So far, the only starring roles he has survived in are Blast from the Past (only with the time machine in an endless loop) and Dream Job.
  • He stars in both The Wrong Side of the Tracks and Wrath of Con despite barely appearing in either of them.
  • In the TV series, Lumpy appears in all of his starring roles. Lumpy also co-stars with him in The Wrong Side of the Tracks and I've Got You Under My Skin. Lumpy dies in four out six of Sniffles' starring roles.
    • In the fourth internet season, Lumpy is also the only character to appear in both Sniffles' starring episodes. He dies in one episode.
  • He along with Giggles, The Mole, Disco Bear, Russell, Lifty, Shifty, Cro-Marmot, Lammy, and Mr. Pickels don't appear in any of the Still Alive episodes.
    • He is the only blue character who didn't appear in a Still Alive episode.

Kills and Deaths


  • He is one of the male characters with a female voice actor. The others are Cub and Mime.
  • Sniffles and The Mole are the only characters to regularly wear glasses.
  • He is one of the three characters who have poor vision, the other two are The Mole and Russell.
  • He, Nutty, and Russell are the only main characters to debut in a solo episode.
  • Sniffles' pocket protector tends to move positions on his chest; much like Lumpy's antlers, Lammy's bow, Nutty's eye and candy, Russell's eyepatch and hook, The Mole's mole, Handy's tools, Flippy's beret, and Cub's diaper pin.
  • Sniffles is one of the four blue main characters, the others being Lumpy, Petunia, and Splendid.
  • Sniffles is one of the two characters whose animal species is completely carnivorous. The other character is Russell.
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