In Mother 2 (the Japanese version of Earthbound), the cultists of Happy Happyism appear with the letters HH on their forehead (for Happy Happyism). In Earthbound, a pom pom was added and the HH was removed, presumably to try to make the cultists look less like members of the Klu Klux Klan. Also, possibly because HH on an already Klan-like sprite could be construed to mean "Heil Hitler". The city "Threek" was renamed "Threed" in Earthbound. Like the cultists, this may also be to avoid any link to the Klan, as Threek could be seen as Three K's, or KKK.