"Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 2 - TIME" is the second episode of the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared series. In it, the puppets learn about time. It was published on January 8, 2014.
Yellow Guy and Red Guy are sitting in their chairs while Duck rocks on the rocking chair which he is sitting on. Red Guy tells them to stop mucking around and that they only have five minutes until their TV show is on, and it cuts to the TV which is currently showing static. Duck replies to Red Guy and says that five minutes isn't enough time. Tony the Talking Clock comes to life and tells them that there's time for a song. Red Guy, breaking the fourth wall, asks the viewers who Tony is. Tony then begins to dance and sing, telling the puppets where time can be placed. (Such as a wall or a wrist.)
Tony tells the puppets that the past is far behind them and the future doesn't exist. Yellow Guy asks Tony what the time is and he replies by saying that it's quarter to nine. He then says it is time to have a bath. Duck insists that they're already clean, but Tony ignores him and scrubs Yellow Guy until the water is brown. He later tells them that time goes only one way and cannot go in reverse, and to watch the time go fast like a merry-go-round. He later tells the puppets to go on a journey through time, but Red Guy tells him that he and the other puppets don't want to go and that they will miss their show if they do. Tony tells the puppets to not be stupid and to go back in time anyways, and they see what it was like in the past. Yellow Guy finds a tree with circles inside and Tony later finds a tree that is older and dies. Duck looks at a fresh apple from a tree branch, which soon rots.
Tony tells them that time can be told by the moon or the sun and the time flies fast when they have fun. Duck is seen, who is about to finish his stack of cards which then gets ruined by Tony. The puppets give out examples of when having fun is allowed and Yellow Guy says that he is friends with his dad, who growls angrily. Red Guy asks Tony what happened after the old days. Tony begins to tell them about the future and Yellow Guy tells him that an old man died. Tony ignores the old man and instead pays attention to a computer, and everything you can do in the future. Roy is seen looking at an explicit website as Yellow Guy says that his dad is a computer and his father growls once again.Tony appears on the computer and tells Yellow Guy to look at the time.
Fish can be seen on plates, in the bath, and scattered everywhere in a room. Tony tells them how time can also be useful, and the puppets ask when time began and when it will end. Tony tells them that time is important and he is only a clock. Red Guy and the other puppets begin to question time, which angers Tony. He begins to beep loudly and everyone except Yellow Guy covers their ears, making Yellow Guy's ears bleed.
The clock tells them how strange it is how time makes their appearances change. Yellow Guy looks in the mirror as his appearance changes, Red Guy's hair grows longer, and the flesh on Duck's left hand begins to melt off. Yellow Guy lets out a cry. Tony just stands still and watches the puppets suffer, and Duck's left hand becomes nothing but bones and the puppets' appearances begin to get worse. Yellow Guy tells the clock to make it end as Duck's right eye falls out. Red Guy shakes and it shows a close-up on his face. Tony tells them he's only a clock and they'll be fine but eventually everyone runs out of time, which means that everyone will die. As the camera zooms out it is revealed that they were all watching TV, with Duck's eyeball laying next to the TV and the picture of the non-existent future hanging on the wall. Red Guy shuts off the TV.
In the credits, maggots duplicate on what looks to be Yellow Guy's hair.
Below is a transcript of the episode.
Red Guy: Come on, guys, stop mucking around. We only have five minutes until our show's on.
Duck: That's not enough time!
Tony: There's always time for a song.
Red Guy: What, who's that?
Tony: Time is a tool you can put on the wall or wear on your wrist. The past is far behind us, the future doesn't exist.
Yellow Guy: What's the time?
Tony: It's quarter to nine, time to have a bath.
Duck: What do you mean, we're already clean!
Tony: Scrub, scrub, scrub, 'til the water's brown. Time is a ruler to measure the day, it doesn't go backwards, only one way. Watch it go round like a merry-go-round, going so fast like a merry-go-round. Let's go on a journey, a journey through time. Time is changing all the time, it's time to go to time!
Red Guy: But we don't really want to. We're going to miss our show.
Tony: DON'T BE STUPID, FRIENDS! C'mon, it's time to go! Time is old like the Victorian times.
Woman: With cobbles and plague and speaking in rhymes!
Man: With cobbles and chimneys, a simpler time!
Man 2: With cobbles and sawdust and batteries and slime.
Yellow Guy: This tree that is old has circles inside!
Tony: The tree that is older has shriveled and died.
Duck: The apple that is fresh is ripe to the core!
Apple: And I rot over time and I'm not anymore...
Tony: Time can be told by the moon or the sun but time flies fast when you're having fun. There's a time and a place for mucking around!
Duck: Like birthdays!
Red Guy: And camping.
Yellow Guy: I'm friends with my dad!
Red Guy: And then what happened after the olden days?
Tony: Time went new and got old like history. Stuff from the past went into a mystery.
Yellow Guy: An old man died!
Tony: But look, a computer. Everything's cool, IT'S THE FUTURE! Time is now, the future anew, and look at all of the wonderful things you can do. With gadgets and gizmos and email addresses!
Yellow Guy: My dad is a com-computer.
Tony: Look at the time!
Duck: It's quarter to eight, there's fish on my plate!
Yellow Guy: It's twenty past day, there's fish on my tray!
Duck: It's eleven to twelve, there's fish in the bath!
Red Guy: It's nine thirty, there's fish everywhere... Fish everywhere.
Tony: Now you can see the importance of time. It helps us make pizza, it keeps things in line.
Duck: But when did it start?
Yellow Guy: And when will it stop?
Tony: Time is important and I am a clock.
Red Guy: If we run out of time, where does it go?
Yellow Guy: Is time even real? Does anyone know?
Duck: Maybe time's just a construct of human perception. An illusion created by—
Tony: Meh, meh, meh, meh, Meh, meh, meh, meh, Meh, meh, MEH! MEH! MEH! MEH!! MEH!!! MEH!!!!
Sunrise, sunset, night and day. The changing seasons, the smell of hay. Look at your hair grow. Isn't it strange how time makes your appearance change?
Yellow Guy: AHHH! MAKE IT STOP!
Tony: It's out of my hands, I'm only a clock. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll be fine, but eventually, everyone runs out of time.
- Tony presumably brought the puppets from the past to the future. This is possible because of the scene changes at the end of the episode, such as the eyeball seen on the floor to the right of the TV and the picture of "Nothing" where a picture of Red Guy, Duck Guy, and Yellow Guy was originally seen.
- In the beginning of the song Tony states "The future doesn't exist," but then later states "It's the future!" in which he begins to talk about things you can do in the future, in present tense. While this could be an error by the writers, it can also be:
- A continuation of the hypocritical nature of the teachers who teach an incorrect lesson to the characters.
- Added evidence to the theory that Tony sent the characters into the future at the end of the episode (This may explain why the photo says "nothing" in the last scene).
- This episode takes place on June 19th, just like the first episode.
- The date "June 19th" appeared in this episode a total of 10 times.
- June 19th was Father's Day in 1955 (the same year that the "HELP" videos take place).
- The word "time" is said 29 times in this video.
- This is the only one of the six episodes with a unique title (as it ends with "- TIME").
- The video has been shown on TV on Channel 4 at midnight (only in the United Kingdom).
- Sketchbook can be seen in the bookshelf behind Red Guy (Pause at 2:44) and when Red Guy is in the bedroom with fish scattered everywhere.
- This is the first episode where Roy (Yellow Guy's father) appears.
- When Tony explains that time can be measured by the moon and sun, the face on the moon looks like Roy and the face on the sun looks like Yellow Guy.
- Tony does not rhyme at the end of the verse "Scrub Scrub Scrub 'till the water's brown." Green is the word that should have been used to end the verse in a rhyme, but was likely not used because of green not being a "creative color", as stated by Sketchbook in Episode 1.
- A wanted poster of Yellow Guy can be seen when the puppets learn about the past. On said poster, the reward for Yellow Guy dead or alive is £1,906, a reference to June 19.
- A calendar with June 19 hangs in the living room.
- Red Guy is reading the newspaper from the first episode in bed with "Fish Everywhere". A calendar with June 19 is also right above his head.
- During the computer with the big eyeball scene the two portraits from the puppet's living room can be seen but with their frames wrapped in aluminium foil and also a calendar with June 19.
- The ruined painting of the clown from the first episode makes an appearance. (It also makes an appearance in Episodes 4 and 6, but unruined.)
- A globe can be seen behind Red Guy but it's a different one then Gilbert the Globe.
- Various time tracking devices and things can be seen such as the clock on the wall, Duck's pocket watch, Yellow Guy's watch, possibly the "time ruler", the clock-tower in the Victorian time, the annual rings of the tree, the moon and sun, a digital watch is floating about just before Tony brings them to the future, a watch next to Red Guy when he is laying in bed and the three calendars throughout the episode.
- The song used in this video "The Time Song" can be purchased on iTunes.
- The show the main characters were trying to watch is called "Craig's Big Day" another video made by Becky and Joe.
- In the scene where Tony asks the puppets to journey with him through time, a part of the actor of Red Guy's face can be seen.
- Tony's bowtie disappears for no reason in some scenes.
As of October 2016, this episode has been seen by 24.5 million viewers, a major 16.3 million decrease from the previous episode and 253,000 likes against only 11,000 dislikes.