The Happy Tree Friends
August 26, 2002 3:20 PM   Subscribe

The Happy Tree Friends are cute and well intentioned, but clumsily violent. If you prefer cartoons of a less morbid nature, then there might be a mondo mini show for you, like the more NewsFilter friendly This Modern World.
posted by mkn (11 comments total)
That infernal theme song is going to be stuck in my head for a fortnight.

These are are great as they are horrible.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 3:53 PM on August 26, 2002

Good lord is that psychotic. Great stuff. And yes, the theme song is evil.
posted by quin at 4:08 PM on August 26, 2002

You can also get it on DVD.
posted by Gary at 4:13 PM on August 26, 2002

It just goes to show, broadband content doesn't need broadband navigation. I think the plain-jane navigation is much more useful than their full-screen Flash navigation, even if it isn't as whiz-bang.
posted by waxpancake at 4:19 PM on August 26, 2002

reminds me of trucklebunny, but more violent :) thanks!
posted by kliuless at 4:42 PM on August 26, 2002

I was hooked until the 3rd time it forced me to sit through that dumb Tekken intro.
posted by Nauip at 6:27 PM on August 26, 2002

I was hooked until the 3rd time it forced me to sit through that dumb Tekken intro.

Perhaps one regulation to enact (in this current world of net regulations) should be to pre-inform a surfer of the commercial content to follow.
When I watch TV I know what's coming depending on it being network or cable. When I flip through a magazine I know what to expect.
While I understand that many web sites need to be economically feasable, the existance of so many unencumbered, non-commercial sites in the same universe calls for there being a notice that following content will contain commercial appeals.
posted by HTuttle at 7:02 PM on August 26, 2002

I'm a fan of Big Bunny.
posted by O9scar at 8:34 PM on August 26, 2002

mkn, many thanks for an uncluttered list. I was bummed out when they started to hide the previous shows (on the heavy flash version of their site). Despite being a bit bland at times, I've enjoyed a few gems from Like News such as Gun Control and Love Bug. Hilarious stuff...
posted by samsara at 9:45 PM on August 26, 2002

The Happy Tree Friends was very tight in its style and animation but I thought the writing was kind of lacking. There were a lot of funny bits but nothing brilliant. They're kind of like second rate Itchy & Scratchy cartoons without being as clever in the gory excess dept.

This is the problem with the majority of web comics, cartoons, etc. that I've encountered: There are plenty of great artists out there, but not enough good writers to help them make something truly great.
posted by picea at 6:42 AM on August 27, 2002

I'd like to see this crew vs. the Teletubbies in a Texas Steel Cage Death Match.
posted by gottabefunky at 7:08 AM on August 27, 2002

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