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Watched the Bear for the first time...

Discussion in 'Bear in the Big Blue House' started by Beauregard, May 16, 2003.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    :excited: I don't watch Bear in the Big Blue House regularly, but I still enjoy it. Especially Tutter. So, he's a manic little mouse. He cracks me up. :cry:

    However, there are a few characters I don't particularly care for. Ojo is one of them. She kind of irritates me, but I guess it's a personality thing. I also find the puppet to be kind of nondescript. Pip and Pop aren't my faves either. I think it has to do with the Barney purple coloring. Shadow isn't high on my list either.:sympathy:

    But I absolutely love Bear, Treelo, Luna and Tutter. Wonderful puppetry and loads of personality. The puppets are very attractive as well. :flirt:

    I wish the show had more complexity, but it's a kid's program. Nonetheless nobody should be shunned for being passionate about it - especially not on a Muppet forum. Bear is a charming program. Henson should be very proud of it. I have read somewhere that the concept was actually created by Jim Henson. Is that correct or is that a mistake?:confused:
  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    It's funny, as since 1997 I love absolutely *every* minute of Bear. I cannot say enough good things about the show, and I am sad to see it go. I mean Tuttler and Trelo, what up!

    I have a lot of the dvds, the cds, lots of merch...bottom line, IMHO best darn Muppet franchise since Fraggle Rock.

    I guess then every one of us on MC has problems then^)^;;
  3. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E Well-Known Member

    <watch chimes> ooooooooh, medication time!

    Now where did I put my pills?
  4. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    That's what I meant. I didn't mean it was MADE for children, just that, it's been labeled as a children's show in, as you stated, today's society.

    I know the segments weren't written by the Henson people, but, in one of the Land of Gorch segments from SNL, TMS is mentioned and one of the characters labels it as "family entertainment." ("they won't let us on that show. That's family entertainment.") To which it's replied "Family entertainment? Aren't you family entertainment?" Scred: "H*ll yeah!"
  5. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    That might have been a mistake.

    Jim Henson died in 1990.

    Bear in the Big Blue House came out in 1997.

    ....so obviously BITBBH wasn't his show.
  6. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    I love all the puppets in bear in the blue house but when it is on I dont watch it on a regular basis or anything, people really would think I was odd. I like the show mainly for the great puppetry and the fact that its a henson show and its reall nice to see more puppet shows like this on the tv, they all should be puppets.

    I love the bear puppet. Theres another show I think its english called the hoobs and I was having something to eat the other day and it came on so I watched a bit, it wasnt highly entertaining but the puppetry was good and its also a henson production which is great.

    Paul :) :cry:
  7. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

    Actually it's not that obviously. Jim could have playing around with the idea before his death. And then someone else could have brought it up again after jim's death and then bring it into production. I don't know if it's Jim's concept or not.
  8. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    I thought the same, I think theres Walt Disney movies that originally were Walt Disney's ideas but he died before he could make them so I think they have made some after his death that were his own ideas.
  9. Zelda Rose

    Zelda Rose Well-Known Member


    :flirt: Bear ROCKS!!!!! :flirt:

    I am 32 years old, no children of my own, but I have an 8 year old neice, a 5 year old nephew and a 4 week old nephew. The boys are on my side of the family, the neice is on my husband's side. I've enjoyed Bear for years! My best friend gave me a HUGE plush Bear that goes on trips with me! I can't say enough good thing about Bear either!
    He came along at a very good time in my life too. My sister was not married when her first son (the now 5 year old) was born. Even as a toddler my nephew knew that something was different about his family. There was Mom, Grandmom, Grandpop, his aunt and uncle, and that was it. "That guy" (as I now call him) left just after he found out my sister was pregnant. :boo:
    Well, Bear's family isn't a mother and father and sibling like so many TV families. We started watching Bear together and it gave him a sense of being normal, even at a very young age. He's now 5, with a GREAT father that he calls Dad, and that's all he knows as his father. I attribute some of "M's" sense of family to how Bear (and his handlers-lol) handle all kinds of issues. Bear is great, and in my book he will always be one of the greats!

    P.S. I also LOVE it when he "sniffs". I giggle too :o
  10. GonzoGirl

    GonzoGirl Well-Known Member

    Yes, Bear rocks! I started watching Bear in the Big Blue House on the Disney channel a few weeks ago. It comes on after the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (gotta get my Tigger fix)...one morning, I kept watching, instead of rolling over and going back to sleep, and got hooked on Bear. I'd seen Ojo plushies around, and Bear plushies too, for quite awhile, and always thought they were so cute, but never watched the show....now I think I'm hooked.
  11. Pino

    Pino Well-Known Member

    I am sooooo glad they started to bring them out on dvd (at least here in Netherlands)
  12. GonzoGirl

    GonzoGirl Well-Known Member

    Are there Bear episodes available on DVD in the states? I never even thought to look!
    I have a 19" tall Ojo on the way to me...found him on Ebay last week!! YAY!
  13. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    I've seen Bear in the Big Blue House on DVD at Best Buy (US). Or at least I'm PRETTY SURE I saw them.

  14. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

  15. GonzoGirl

    GonzoGirl Well-Known Member

    Wow..thanks alot Scarecroe!! :D

    And thanx, too, Klonoa...:):)
  16. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    Potty time with Bear. I remember that one. Nothing funnier than Muppets talking about using the potty. Yes I am a bit immature sometimes.

    Seriously, though, any parent knows that the potty subject is a big topic for little Bear watchers, so I applaud the Henson folks for having the guts to do a show about it.

    Or there's the Christmas special that encourages helping the less fortunate...and wasn't there some kind of special that reflected possible fears after the 911 tragedy? Those Muppet guys are very forward thinking.

    What an awesome show. Sometimes I wish my little brothers were still young enough to watch it.

  17. GonzoGirl

    GonzoGirl Well-Known Member

    I will probably pass on the potty-time episode...;)
    Although maybe our dog would get some benefit out of it. *hehe* It really is a good show, though, I wish I'd started watching it sooner!
  18. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    The Potty episode is almost worth watching just to see Tutter squirm trying to hold it in so he can continue a checkers game with Bear.

    Speaking of dogs watching Muppets, did you know that when we were watching Kermit's Swamp Years, our dog Venus stared at the TV THE WHOLE TIME? She usually doesn't do that.

  19. GonzoGirl

    GonzoGirl Well-Known Member

    lol..well, yeah, it might be worth watching the potty episode to see how they made it...picturing poor Tutter squirming makes a cute image...

    Thats funny, your dog liked Swamp Years!! I don't notice our dog really watch much on TV, the only thing he really reacts to TV-wise is if there are animal sounds or something that grabs his attention noise wise. The only time I saw him really watch anything was once during the news, they'd showed a picture of this cat. The cat walked off camera, and Ziggy (our dog) walked around the side of the TV to see where the cat went...
  20. tutter_fan

    tutter_fan Well-Known Member

    I've watched bear numerous times, and even though I'm 21, I love bear, but they've moved BIBBH to an early morning schedule where I live, so most of the time, I'm unable to watch it, but if I had a VCR Downstairs, I'd have it record every episode this year, even if some are reruns! BIBBH is awesome, just like SS and TMS! All 3 shows are funny! The reason why I call myself tutter_fan is because I like tutter! I would just die laughing if I saw bear and his friends in person! I've got the case of being addicted to BIBBH, and If you like the show, then you've got the case of Bear in the Big blue house-ITUS! That's what I have, and I don't think there's a cure, except in the situation that I might just die laughing if I got to meet bear and his friends in person!

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