The Berenstain Bears

PBS Premiered Sep 14, 1985 In Season



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AIRED ON 9/9/2004

Season 4 : Episode 39

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Based on the fantastic and best-selling book series, The Berenstain Bears, written by Jan and Stan Berenstain, brings you a cartoon television series that stems from cartoons which aired from 1985 to 1987 on CBS Saturday mornings. After a number of NBC television specials between 1979 and 1983, it finally became a series adapted from selective texts. Later, many of the episodes were released on VHS (1988-1989), and was reformatted in the early 1990's, along with one LaserDisc of the Berenstain Bears cartoon, before that technology took a backseat to the superior DVD format. The Berenstain Family Papa Q. Bear, a woods bear, who always helps others, sharing his wisdom, but also has a bad tamper with troubling situations. Mama Bear is a great quilter, and is a great problem solver. Brother Bear has interests in dinosaurs and he loves to play soccer, while Sister Bear is an expert at jump-roping and is Lizzy Bruin's best friend. Honey Bear is introduced later in the book series as a new family member of the Berenstains. Grizzly Gran is the grandmother who gives good advice and treats, and Grizzly Gramps is the grandfather of Brother and Sister Bear and father of Papa. Cousin Fred is the son to Dot and Ed, and Brother's best friend. Friends of the Cubs Lizzy Bruin is the sister to brother, Barry and best friends with Sister Bear. Brother and Sister's friend, Bigpaw is feared by many, as Queenie McBear is a student at Bear Country School. She is a sister to twin brothers, and the daughter of the owner of a Real Estate agent. Babs Bruno, Anna and Millie are also friends of the Cubs. The School Jane, Bob, Honeybear, and Hrizzmeyer are some of the teacher's at Bear Country. Honeycomb is the principal at the school, while Grizzly Gus is the kids' bus driver. Jane is the Scout Leader of the Cubs, while Dr. Wise Old Owl is the Bear Scouts' faithful friend. Villians Too Tall Grizzly, always up to no good with his gang members, Vinny, Smirk, and Skuzz, as another villian is on the loose. This is a con man named, Raffish Ralph/Ripoff Ralph Other Farmer Ben is an award-winning farmer, alongside his wife, Mrs. Ben, who enjoys cooking and works very hard. Actual Factual is an intelligent professor who works at the Bearsonian Institution, while Gert Grizzly is a doctor, and Maguerite is a police officer. The mayor, Honeypot is the husband to Mrs. Honeypot, and Mrs. Grizzle is Brother and Sister's favorite babysitter. Neighbors of the Bear family are Mr. Skunk and Miz McGrizz.

This way to Bear Country. You'll know when you're there. As soon as you enter, You'll feel like a bear. A great grizzly bear, A Berenstain Bear! We are the Berenstain Bears Mama, Papa, Sister, Brother We appreciate each other We live in a split-level tree Mama, Papa, Sister, and me! Snug as bugs in our split-level tree. Here are more Berenstain Bears: Actual Factual, Big Paw, Raffish Ralph, Horace T. Honeypot, I'm the Mayor. Lots, lots more - bears galore!

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Somewhere deep in Bear Country Live the Berenstain Bear family They're kind of furry around the torso They're a lot like people only more-so

(CHORUS): The bear fact is that they're just like you and me The only difference is they live in a tree The Berenstain Bears

When things go wrong as things might do The Berenstain Bears will find a way through Mama, Papa, Sister and Brother will always be there for each other

(CHORUS): The bear fact is that they can be sweet as honey Sometimes you'll find they might be just plain funny

The Berenstain Bears (repeat 1x)moreless
Billy Rosemberg

Billy Rosemberg


Christina Lange

Christina Lange

Sister Bear

David Mendenhall

David Mendenhall

Brother Bear

Gage Knox

Gage Knox


Brian Cummings

Brian Cummings

Papa Q. Bear / Mayor Honeypot / Big Paw / Various

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Raffish Ralph / Weasel McGreed / Farmer Ben / Henchweasels / Various

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  • Cool!

  • What it is about

    It is about these cubs they want everything and their mother tells them no it is not your birthday or christmas or its not give your cubs a treat day and then after they were done shopping they wanted something and they both asked if they can get something and their mother said yes and she said can you go to ile three and get me something and then they got that after they got that they said that was a fun shopping day and then this guy was selling fluffy kitten and they said that they wanted one and then their mother and father came and told hang on we did not come here to get toy's and then they said that were done with shopping and then they beg and beg and begged until these too other people came and said uh look how cute she is and the husband said that who would say no to a face like that and then papa bear oh alright and then they went back home papa embarrassed and talk with mama bear and said we need to teach them a lesson and grandpa and grandma came and then brother and sister came down rushing and said do you toys for us and then papa bear and mother bear said go to your room right now and they went a few minutes later when papa bear was done telling his story when he was little he wanted this truck and then his father said no and then he started to cry and then he had no choice but to buy him and then this other kid wanted it but they were poor so papa bear gave that boy that toy truck and they were all happy and then brother and sister came and said we wish we can start all over and then they started again when grandma and grandpa came and then they said hello and said if you have any presents just put it on the table because we are not even thinking about it and then they had a good night and thats what it is about and the lesson is never care only about yourself thank and subscribe this okay my youtube name is Dharmal Saf type that in or my email write here dharmal.safi@iqra-academy.orgmoreless
  • A family show!

    Your kids will have just as much as fun as you will learning with these bears! The cartoons are fresh, the characters have heart, and it's a classic for a reason! Highly recommend!
  • a good show for childreni

    berstine bears was one of the show i grew up watching as a child and the dad and mother were called papa bear and momma bear and the son and daughter and then went through times and the son would some times get into trouble and stuff but htere would always be the dad either to yell at him or give him words of wisdom. it was a good cartoon when i was younger and the family would do things togeather . its a childrens cartoon so its made for kids and that is why i gave it 7.5 its a good showmoreless
  • Entertaining

    Great show it keeps it's ideas stright which im sure what the cast and crew were trying to say. This show is like a newer version of the show Adventers from the book of virutes. I do like the verity of episode events like one episode a football team practing without knowing it then the next episode brother helps papa bear with "grown-up" jobs just because he felt great when he recived the key to the house. I do like this show very much. What I'm most surprised about how there where some episodes made in the 1980s. Anyways great show very clear and a great life lessons show.moreless

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Animation, Comedy, Kids


Preschoolers, Saturday Morning, Classics, educational goals, cultural phenomenon