Happy Tree Friends: YouTube Live Episode is a special episode shown on YouTube Live 2008-2009.
Cuddles, Giggles, Toothy, Lumpy, Nutty, Flippy, Handy, Lifty and Shifty are sitting inside a crane game, pretending to be prizes. The claw above picks up a laughing Cuddles by the head, but he slips off. The claw then grabs Cuddles again, but this time by the stomach. As Cuddles begins laughing happily at being picked up, the claw suddenly begins banging him against the sides of the machine. Everybody looks up in shock as Cuddles struggles to free himself. When the claw bangs against the front of the machine a few more times, Cuddles finally dies. Then the eight remaining characters begin screaming in fear and attempt to escape from the machine, while Flippy begins to panic and it is apparent that he is about to flip out.
- Cuddles is killed when a crane from a crane machine smashes him against the glass walls of the machine. (Debatable)
- Either Flippy may have flipped out and killed Giggles, Toothy, Lumpy, Nutty, Handy, Sniffles (see goofs), Lifty, and Shifty or the claw might have killed everyone, including Flippy himself. (Death not seen, confirmed by Kenn Navarro)
- Before Cuddles is bludgeoned to death by the crane, the crane seems to be "playing" with him, first bruising him, and then severely battering him before killing him.
- Amount of surviving main characters: 1 (0 including Debatable deaths)
- Amount of dead main characters: 8 (9 including Debatable deaths)
- Total Rate: 11.11% (0% including Debatable deaths)
- Giggles' ear briefly passes through the wall of the machine.
- Lumpy's right antler briefly passes through the wall of the machine.
- Nutty's tail briefly passes through the wall of the machine.
- Lifty's ear briefly passes through the wall of the machine.
- The crest on Flippy's beret changes places several times.
- When Lumpy is staring at the viewer, his right antler is upside-down and his left antler is up. When he's trying to get out of the machine, however, his left antler is upside-down and his right antler is up.
- Toothy has his big buck teeth when staring at the viewer, but after the machine starts to smash Cuddles, his buck teeth turn normal.
- Sniffles' scream is briefly heard even though he does not appear in this episode, although it is possible that he may be hidden behind the other Tree Friends in the machine.
- When the claw grabs Cuddles for the second time, part of his body appears between Toothy and Giggles.
- Cuddles' pupils switch to circular pupils several times throughout the episode.