Giggles

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Giggles
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Species Chipmunk
First appearance Happy Tree Friends - Spin Fun Knowin' Ya! (1999)
Latest appearance Happy Tree Friends - Blood Donor (2016)
Latest portrayal Ellen Connell [citation needed]


Giggles is a main character in the Happy Tree Friends franchise. She first appeared before the series was produced in the short "Banjo Frenzy" as a blue squirrel.

Concept and creation[edit | edit source]

After Cuddles and Shifty were created, the creators conceived more characters to fill up the cast of the show. Giggles was one of the characters thought of and she went through many alterative design changes. The earliest known concept of Giggles was as a blue squirrel character, a form she pertains in the pre-released short Banjo Frenzy. Another concept was thought of, where her appearance was closer to the final design, which depicts her wearing a swimming tube that resembles the Loch Ness Monster and roller-skates. [citation needed] Both of these traits were cut, however. When she was implemented into the show, Giggles still had a few disparities from her finalized appearance; She did not possess the distinguishable stripe on her forehead and had not bared any visible teeth, with the exception of a few frames. However, after the first episode, her next appearance features both her prominent marking and buck-teeth.

History[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Happy Tree Friends[edit | edit source]

Giggles first appears in the Happy Tree Friends in the episode, "Spin Fun Knowin' Ya". Since then, alongside the other three characters who were established during the aforementioned episode, she has appear very frequently.

Starring intros[edit | edit source]

  • Season 1: Giggles holds both her hands
  • Season 2: Giggles is in a pink background, posing with her hands on her waist.

Happy Tree Friends: Homerun[edit | edit source]

Giggles is a character who appears within the game. Giggles is a character the player can hit with a bat.

Happy Tree Friends: Flippy's Flying Frenzy[edit | edit source]

Giggles is a selectable character in this game, where she is one of three characters the evil side of Flippy could drag with his helicopter. In the opening cutscene, with Toothy and Cuddles, Giggles was blowing and inflating balloons, which would pop soon after. This caught Flippy's attention and caused him to flip out.

Happy Tree Friends: Spin Fun[edit | edit source]

Giggles is a character Lumpy can spin off of the merry-go-round.

Happy Tree Friends: Bloody Money[edit | edit source]

Giggles is one of the victims Lifty and Shifty can torment for cash. When the player bounces Giggles into the various hazards, she will bleed drops of her blood, which the player must catch to receive points.

Happy Tree Friends (television series)[edit | edit source]

Giggles appear in the television series adaptation of Happy Tree Friends. His first appearance is in the "One Foot in the Grave" episode, "The Wrong Side of the Tracks". She makes various significant appearances but her role somewhat diminishes, as she gets overshadowed by Cuddles.

Starring intros[edit | edit source]

  • Season 1:Giggles ice-skates in a wintery forest.

Arcade games[edit | edit source]

Fire Escape[edit | edit source]

Giggles is one of the characters Flaky must catch in order to land in the ambulance.

Disco Inferno[edit | edit source]

Giggles is one of the characters who cheer on Disco Bear within the background. In the title screen, she is seen joyfully roasting her marshmallow on a stick.

Hot Potato[edit | edit source]

Giggles is one of the characters who appear within the game as a witness of the grenade. If the player fails to keep the grenade airborne, it'll explode, killing the characters, including Giggles.

Strandead[edit | edit source]

Giggles is the playable character of the game. In this game, she is tested for a slingshot invented by Sniffles to escape the island the characters are stranded on. The height of Giggles strongly depends on how far the player gets Giggles on the distance.

Stay on Target[edit | edit source]

Giggles is one of the selected characters the player can select. Giggles is put onto a target wheel and the player must hit mini targets, avoiding Giggles while doing so

Happy Tree Friends: Aggravated Asphalt[edit | edit source]

Giggles appear as an obstacle in the good Flippy's mode. If Good Flippy runs into her, his meter for when he'll flip-out will increase.

Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm[edit | edit source]

Despite not having a role in the episode of the same name, he is a typical rescuable character in the video game, Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm, alongside Flippy, Nutty, Toothy, Flaky, Mole, and Russell. Lumpy needs to help aid her and the other Happy Tree Friends in every zone.

Happy Tree Friends: Deadeye Derby[edit | edit source]

Giggles is one of the playable characters of the game, and one of the two that is unlocked by default. She grants the player the ability to replenish extra health when health kits are obtained.

Biography[edit | edit source]

General information[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Giggles is a cheerful and ebullient chipmunk with a friendly demeanor. She loves to partake in casual activities young girls would enjoy, such as tea parties or frolicking through flowers. Giggles is very affectionate, as displayed in many of her dates with differentiating love interests. As revealed in Every Litter Bit Hurts, she is an environmentalist and would be furious at anyone who pollutes the lakes or commits any other harmful act towards the environment. Giggles is quite squeamish, as she commonly shed tears or expresses disgust at another's death or corpse. She is one of the wiser characters, since she tends to be more observant of obstacles and apply common sense.

Physical information[edit | edit source]

Giggles is a pink chipmunk with a red bow and a lavender blush-colored stripe on her forehead. Her marking on her abdomen is of similar color, and the inner of her ears are dark pink. She has eyelashes to signify that she's a female character, but in certain shots, the eyelashes cease to be visible.

Other outfits and designs[edit | edit source]

In Ski Patrol, Giggles has a slightly different shape. Her limbs are rather cubical and she is drawn with circular pupils.

In Cubtron Z, Giggles is designed in a stop-motion setting. Her model was fabricated with cardboard.

In the episode, "New Season Teaser", Giggles is illustrated in the nature of the same art style as Dick Figures as a pink stick figure. She was also drawn with visible breasts.

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Giggles has been a girl scout in You're Bakin' Me Crazy, a lemonade stand co-owner in Eyes Cold Lemonade, Gems the Breaks, and Milk Pong, a waitress in Concrete Solution, an environmentalist leader in Every Litter Bit Hurts, a Christmas play actress in Class Act, a genie in As You Wish, a nurse in A Change of Heart and Chew Said a Mouthful, a receptionist in Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow, an explorer in Idol Curiosity, a carol singer in Kringle Karols, Deck the Halls, and We Wish You, a student in Something Fishy, and a swimmer in By The Seat Of Your Pants.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Friends and love interests[edit | edit source]
Cuddles and Giggles holding hands.

Cuddles is close friends with Giggles, and the two even have some romantic interactions together. He spends the entirety of The Carpal Tunnel of Love attempting to woe her in numerous ways. They also shared a kiss in a reference to Lady and the Tramp as zombies in Remains to be Seen. However, some episodes depict the two as nothing more than friends. When directly asked about the topic, Kenn Navarro responded that the relationship is only used on an episode basis and rather used as a stock couple rather than a stable relationship. Giggles has also been seen with other characters, which backs up Kenn Navarro's answer.

Giggles has been occasionally seen hanging with Toothy. They appear to be on great terms with each other. In Class Act, Giggles was very fond of Toothy's singing. In Blast from the Past, she comforts him after he injures his arm. Also. after Sniffles time travels for the first time, they are seen holding hands, along with Lumpy and Cuddles, sprinting and singing as they do so. She also sat next to Toothy, and Nutty, at the theaters in Happy New Year. Toothy was also one of the five characters that she mourned in Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark. Despite how they are often seen with Cuddles and Lumpy, they rarely interact with each other alone.

Giggles is often seen with Lumpy, despite their opposite intelligence and personalities. Most of the time, Lumpy provides a caretaking role for Giggles and the two would often play together on playgrounds. They are also seen as co-workers for the episodes where they are portrayed as physicians, such as A Change of Heart. Occasionally, she has been under the role of a damsel for Lumpy to rescue, such as The Wrong Side of the Tracks. Sometimes, she shows a certain romantic interest in Lumpy, such as in Wipe Out!. However, despite their mostly positive relationship, she has been exasperated by Lumpy many times. In Every Litter Bit Hurts, she's angered on how Lumpy carelessly pollutes the environment and constantly shouts at him.

Petunia and Giggles resting at a beach.

Giggles and Petunia are shown to be very close friends. In quite a handful of episodes, they would partake in activities together, such as tea parties. The two are so well bonded, that there's hardly a conflict within the relationship, if at all. The two characters would also tend to hang out with their respective significant others together. In Eyes Cold Lemonade and Gems The Break, they run a lemonade stand together.

Handy and Giggles are good friends. Giggles is one of the few characters Handy does not hold distain for, as all of their interactions are positive. In Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping The Shark, Giggles is seen resting her head on Handy's shoulder. In Concrete Situation, Giggles serves Handy, in which the latter politely charms at the former when she runs out of sugar. In Home Is Where the Hurt Is, Handy builds Giggles a new home. Giggles, in response, hugs Handy.

As does Cuddles, Giggles isn't exactly fond of Nutty. They do partake in activities in Remains to be Seen, I Get a Trick Out of You, and Mime to Five together, however. Back to the flip-side, in Class Act, Giggles is horrified at the discovery that Nutty ate a proportion of Sniffles' torso and the candy cane costume, thinking it was an actual sweet. In Dunce Upon a Time, Giggles and Nutty are shown to be living together in poverty. Giggles annoy and reluctantly impartial with Nutty after he had bought jellybeans from Lifty and Shifty in exchange for their cow. In this particular episode, the nature of their relationship is unclear. For positive interactions, In Concrete Solution, after serving Nutty his pancakes, she gives off a flirtatious tease expression while placing his syrup to pour onto his pancake. In Happy New Year, Giggles sits next to him, and Toothy, at the theaters. In The Wrong Side of the Tracks, she is seen walking to Lumpy's carnival with Nutty.

Giggles and Sniffles are very close friends. They go exploring together in Idol Curiosity, they both work together to rid the lake of trash in Every Litter Bit Hurts, and they both go on a haunted ride together in Boo Do You Think You Are?. She is also evidently horrified and saddened over his death in the said episode and does this reaction again in See You Later, Elevator. She also attempts to rescue Sniffles from Giant Lumpy in Dunce Upon a Time.

Giggles and Pop do not interact too much. Giggles' only significant interaction with Pop is in Every Litter Bit Hurts, in which Pop is hired by Giggles to clean Lumpy's environmental crimes. She was also impressed by Pop and Cub's Christmas lights in Stealing the Spotlight. In Wingin' It however, Giggles gets visibly annoyed at Cub hitting her seat with his toy airplane and Pop does nothing to stop him.

Giggles and Cub are often seen together in activities. However, Giggles' only direct interaction with Cub is in Wingin' It, in which Cub bangs his toy airplane on Giggles' seat and wakes her up, frustrating her. She also briefly interacted with Cub in Cubtron Z as she and Petunia are picked up and smashed against a building. Both characters also planned to eat a Christmas dinner together in Kringle Feast. She was also impressed by the Christmas lights Pop and Cub made in Stealing the Spotlight.

Flaky and Giggles appear to be close friends. Flaky, Sniffles, and Giggles are on a ride together in a haunted house at a fair in Boo Do You Think You Are?. Later on, they are seen in an exploration team lead by Sniffles in Idol Curiosity. They both also went trick-or-treating, with Lumpy tagging along in Out of Sight, Out of Mime and in This Is Your Knife they went camping with Cuddles. In Dunce Upon a Time, Giggles tries to rescue Flaky from Giant Lumpy. Interestingly in Royal Flush, when Flaky is embarrassed about coming in, Giggles, along with Petunia and Lammy, felt awkward and somewhat confused about it first. However, she quickly shrugs it off and encourages Flaky to come in and play poker with them.

The Mole is a friend of Giggles and her lover in other episodes. In Blind Date, Giggles was suppose to go on a date with him but The Mole's blindness lead to him taking Lumpy out instead. In Cold Hearted, after Toothy interrupts Giggles' date with Cro-Marmot, she is then seen going out on a date with The Mole. Giggles is visibly tearful over The Mole's death in Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark. Giggles and The Mole sit next together at a circus Mime to Five. However, Giggles also nearly gets run over by The Mole in Spare Tire. In Every Litter Bit Hurts, Giggles hires The Mole to help clean the lake. At the end of the episode, however, The Mole unknowingly uses the trash pick she gave him to pierce her heart out of her chest, killing her.

Giggles impressed by Russell's ukulele playing.

Russell and Giggles seems to be close friends. In Sea of Love, they are on a date on a rowboat in the ocean. They had their second date in You're Kraken Me Up, only this time they are interrupted by a giant squid. In Put Your Back Into It, Russell serves her Disco Bear's cooked head. Both characters also held hands together in Class Act.

Giggles is a particularly close friend with Mime. Giggles was attracted to Mime when he bought a purple wig in Easy Comb, Easy Go. Giggles has also cried over Mime's deaths in See You Later, Elevator and Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark. Giggles also attempted to rescue Mime from Giant Lumpy in Dunce Upon a Time. They had also planned to gult a meal with Petunia in Who's to Flame?.

Giggles is good friends with Cro-Marmot. In Snow What? That's What!, Giggles chases after Cro-Marmot after accidentally throwing a snowball at him and causing him to slide off a cliff. In Cold Hearted, she goes on a date with him, but Toothy disturbs their date. She seemed to have dumped Cro-Marmot, as she is later seen with The Mole. Giggles and Petunia kiss him after he won a surfer competition in Wipe Out!.

Like most characters, Giggles is a fan of Splendid and always calls for his help in need. In most of their appearances together, Giggles is the damsel in distress with Splendid's job given to as saving her. In the first instance, which is in Helping Helps, he saves her from a tidal wave but unintentionally decapitates her when he flew towards a tree branch. Giggles is often pleased by Splendid and is always thankful for him rescuing her, though in spite of Splendid always dispatching her in his attempts to rescue Giggles.

Giggles is a friend of Lammy. Lammy and Giggles have interacted in Royal Flush, in which they play poker along with Flaky and Petunia. With Mr. Pickels, before he could kill Giggles, she interestingly acknowledges Mr. Pickels as she notices his body on the table.

Foes and rivals[edit | edit source]
Giggles, Petunia, and Mime taunting Disco Bear about his baldness.

Giggles clearly dislike Disco Bear. While at first, as shown in Disco Bear's debut in Stayin' Alive, Giggles was somewhat friendly towards him when he attempts to hit on Petunia and her, he accidentally spins her into a teapot and tosses Petunia into an electric fence, causing both to hold contempt against him. In later episodes, she is seen rolling her eyes and intentionally yawning at Disco Bear attempts to flirt with her. To the extent of it, despite how Giggles is a very friendly character, she has made fun of Disco Bear on several occasions. In Ipso Fatso, she and Petunia call Disco Bear a square as to mock his weight and Easy Comb, Easy Go, she and Petunia mocks him for his baldness. However, Giggles actually favorited a YouTube video made by Disco Bear in YouTube 101: Subscriptions, with the video involving Disco Bear drinking with a cardboard version of herself. She also tries her absolute hardest to exhaustion and near death to nurse Disco Bear back to health in A Change of Heart, in which the latter had a heart attack.

Like with every other character, Lifty and Shifty are usually seen stealing from Giggles. In Junk in the Trunk, they steal her cat Mittens along with everyone else's pets. In Gems the Breaks, they tie her and Petunia up and steal their profits from selling lemonade. However, they were supposed to eat a Christmas dinner together in Kringle Feast.

Speech[edit | edit source]

Giggles speak in a very feminine and bubbly voice. Most of her words are in gibberish but she will often speak polite remarks such as "hi" or "thank you".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According to the Favorite Character poll in 2003[1], Giggles was tied with Cuddles, Nutty, Flaky, and Petunia for having 6% votes, putting all of them below Lumpy (16%, second place) and above Toothy, Handy, Pop, and Cub (all at 4%). In the Best Happy Tree Friends Character tournament, she beat Lammy on Round 2[2] only to lose against Mime on Round 3.[3]