Tales from the Darkside

Season 2 Episode 10

Ursa Minor

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Dec 01, 1985 on
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Ursa Minor
When Joan finds a new teddy bear in her daughter's room no one seems to know where it came from. Then night after night huge claw marks are found on the walls and the sounds of something very large can be heard moving through the house. It seems that this little bear has a murderous life all its own...moreless

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  • One of the scariest TFDS episodes

    This episode is about a little girl who gets a teddy bear for her birthday, this episode starts off very mundane and in a very normal setting (a suburban household), but the creepyness already sets in when the girl, knocks over a vase and blames it on teddy. Other accidents happen throughout the episodes, and soon claw marks, begin to appear on the wall, something definitely isn't right. I found this episode to be one of the most frightening episodes in the series, not just because of the terrifying demon bear at the end, which is quite predictable, but because of the fact, that no matter what the family does, they can never get the bear out of their lives, which really makes this episode extremely scary. The nightmarish twist ending, with the demonic grizzly type bear, searching through their home, for prey, freaked me out, that's one of the scariest endings of this show, it doesn't actually show what the bear looks like, but it does show it's claws scratching the wall, at the very end of the episode. Overall, this episode isn't a 10, but it does have some minor shocking moments, episically the claw marks on the wall, and the creepy indications that are used throughout this episode, to show....something is weird about the bear, makes this a great episode.moreless
  • A bear, who grows tired of being reduced to just being a teddy, shows how fierce they can be when push to the edge

    A thriller. It shows how children's awareness can be viewed as ignorance and sometimes downright irresponsible. Another memorable episode I saw as a kid. I remember this being the first Tales from the Darkside episode my twin sister saw, reluctantly. This episode made her not sleep with her teddy bear for long time, although the bear she owned did resemble the teddy bear in the episode.
  • A new teddy bear is blamed for everything broken in the house, but no one believes the daughter.

    This is the classic story of dolls coming to life, but what makes this different is that the spirit of the bear is mad that we have demoted bears in general to fluffy toys. According to this story, it is said that bears used to be god like figures and the teddy bear was getting revenge for all bears and their appearances of not being threatening. It is cute to see the bear walk around at the end, but as the doctor who was invited over said, the teddy is Ursa Minor, the one to be afraid of is Ursa Major. And guess what, he shows up at the end.moreless

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