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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is an episode of the Happy Tree Friends internet series, the fifteenth of the first season. This episode introduces Russell, a pirate sea otter whose vocabulary only consists of "Yarr!" and who has a love for shellfish.


The episode begins with a turquoise pirate sea otter named Russell fishing on a pier while enjoying a bucket full of mussels and clams. Unbeknownst to him, inside the bucket is a puffer fish. After Russell devours a clam happily, he unknowingly picks up the puffer fish. Moments later, his fishing line begins unreeling, meaning that he has caught a fish. Delighted upon noticing this, Russell swallows the puffer fish and begins reeling in his catch.

Suddenly, the puffer fish puffs up in Russell's throat, cutting off his air. Not long after that, his fishing rod breaks apart. He attempts to reel in his catch by pulling the line, but the wire is so sharp that it cuts off both of his hands. Still determined, Russell grabs the fishing line with his teeth. Despite getting a small cut on his upper lip, he manages to reel in his catch with one tug.

Unfortunately, the fish that caught Russell's line was a swordfish. It comes towards him at full speed and impales him through his mouth, killing him instantly. The iris then closes in on his throat, where the puffer fish deflates, letting out a very squeaky "Yarr".


"Adopt a pet!"


  1. Russell is impaled through the head by a swordfish.
  2. The swordfish dies by a loss of oxygen (Debatable).


  1. Russell eats a puffer fish which inflates in his throat, making it difficult for him to breathe.
  2. Russell has both of his arms ripped off while attempting to reel in a swordfish.
  3. Russell's upper lip is cut by his fishing line.

Survival Rate

  • Amount of surviving main characters: 0
  • Amount of dead main characters: 1
  • Total rate: 0%


  1. Russell's fishing rod breaks apart when the swordfish pulls on it.
  2. The swordfish nose impales one of the dock poles.


  1. In the opening, the episode is incorrectly titled "Who's Line Is It anyway?".
  2. At the beginning, as Russell is sitting on the dock, his entire body disappears, then reappears without his legs, and then his legs reappear.

    His legs are still missing...

  3. The fishing rod doesn't appear until there is a close up of Russell eating some mussels.
  4. After Russell lets go of the fishing line, the cut on his lip disappears.
  5. Russell doesn't have his tail in this episode.