Lumpy

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Lumpy
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Species Moose
First appearance Happy Tree Friends - Spin Fun Knowin Ya (1999)
Latest appearance Happy Tree Friends - In Over Your Hedge (2016)
Latest portrayal David Winn [citation needed]


"For a lazy lunch, try left-over loaf!."
— Lumpy's starring intro, Season 3 of Happy Tree Friends

Lumpy is a dimwitted blue moose from Happy Tree Friends. Lumpy is very incompetent and clumsy, which has granted him the highest number of kills. However, despite this, he means well. Lumpy officially debuted in Spin Fun Knowin Ya. However, a blue dinosaur who served as a prototype for him appeared in Banjo Frenzy.

Concept and creation[edit | edit source]

Taking place during the development of the unreleased short Banjo Frenzy was in development, a bear character was sketched, where the drawing depicts him roasting marshmallows over a campfire. [citation needed] However, when the short was produced, the bear was changed into a blue dinosaur who plays a banjo. After the creation of the short, the creators decided to change the species of the character once more, wherein Spin Fun Knowin Ya, the dinosaur was changed to a moose with mismatched antlers.

History[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Happy Tree Friends[edit | edit source]

Lumpy first appears in the Happy Tree Friends in the episode, "Spin Fun Knowin' Ya!". Since then, he has made an impressively high number of appearances in the main internet seasons, half of them featuring him as an important character. He has more episodes centered around him than everyone else, thus, making him the most significant and prominent character in the series.

Starring intros[edit | edit source]

  • Season 1: Lumpy looks at the viewer with a dull expression.
  • Season 2: Lumpy is upside down while pointing at his chin.
  • Season 3 through Season 5: Lumpy is holding a pork and beef sandwich. The quote says, "For a lazy lunch, try left-over loaf!."

Happy Tree Friends (television series)

Lumpy appears 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". As with the internet series, he remains the most prominent character. Remarkably, Lumpy has appeared in every single episode in the television series, with the exception of two episodes, that being "And The Kitchen Sink" and "Easy For You to Seigh."

  • Season 1: Lumpy is in a toilet and has a roll of toilet paper on his right antler. He raises his hand up.

Biography[edit | edit source]

General information[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Lumpy is a bumbling moose who's been frequently portrayed as dimwitted, clumsy, and extremely unintelligent. However, he is well-meaning, as he would rather help his fellow peers and take any opportunity to rescue his friends when they are endangered. Lumpy is constantly depicted as a caretaker for several characters, and sometimes non-anthropomorphic animals or objects, such as cows, his pet elephant, or an ear of giant corn.

However, despite his kind nature, he has been under the portrayal as an antagonistic character at times. In Dunce Upon a Time, he is depicted as a giant, where he kills several of his hostages after they have fled from their respective cages. In Happy Trails Pt. 2: Jumping the Shark, he participated in murdering Flaky or at least supported it in some sort of way. An infamous example Lumpy's antagonistic side has occurred throughout We're Scrooged!, where he is portrayed as a greedy business owner. His villainous acts includes stealing coins from The Mole's charity bucket and intentionally killing Toothy to make a profit from his dismembered body parts. In Every Litter Bit Hurts, he is seen repeatedly committing harmful acts toward the environment. In Mime To Five, he's portrayed as the tyrannical and greedy owner of a circus. Most notably in this episode, he treats Mime poorly, and his treatment of his Killer Ducks is downright cruel. In The Carpal Tunnel of Love, he interferes with Cuddles' plan to show his affection for Giggles and recklessly becomes a lethal hindrance to most characters in the cafe, such as stealing Handy's truck.

While Lumpy typically showcases his extremely low intelligence, there have been just as many instances where Lumpy has become rather crafty and knowledgeable. For example, in Doggone It, Lumpy was the only character to even considered the temperament of Whistle to be caused by a whistling sound.

Physical information[edit | edit source]

Lumpy is a tall blue moose with mismatched antlers. His eyes are almost always crossed when he's idle and his teeth are often seen sticking from beneath his nose when wearing his standard expression. He is notably slimmer and taller than the rest of the Tree Friends. In general, Lumpy has a very unique design compared to most characters. He lacks a heart-shaped nose and has two visible nostrils in the place of it. He also lacks mitten-hands, as his hands are always seen possessing four-fingered digits. He also has fully circular pupils as opposed to baring a prominent wedge that resembles a Pac-Man shape.

While Lumpy seems to be completely unclothed, he has worn various outfits in several episodes, such as jackets, aprons, pants, shirts, and overalls. However, according to Baking Me Crazy, it's implied that Lumpy wears an invisible T-shirt that blends in with his blue fur. When he takes it off, he can be seen with a tan line, nipples, buttocks, and unseen genitals.

Other outfits and designs[edit | edit source]

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Friends and love interests[edit | edit source]
Foes and rivals[edit | edit source]

Speech[edit | edit source]

Lumpy speaks with a very low-pitched voice. He has spoken clear English the most times out of all the characters. He sometimes cusses "What the fuck?" or "What the hell?" whenever he sees something strange or disturbing. He was able to tell Sniffles about Toothy breaking his arm in Blast from the Past in clear English.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Lumpy.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His MySpace account mentions that his favorite foods are cheese and sandwiches, that his favorite dessert is cheesecake, and that he likes to talk to lettuce. [citation needed]
  • According to the Favorite Character poll in 2003[1], Lumpy placed second with 16%, beaten by Flippy (32%) and putting him above Nutty, Cuddles, Flaky, Petunia, and Giggles (all at 6%). In the Best Happy Tree Friends Character tournament, he lost against Splendid on Round 2.[2]

References[edit | edit source]