History Literature / TheBerenstainBears

26th May '17 3:54:01 PM TheCoolKat1995
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** Hilary snidely asks Sister the same question in the PBS version of "The In-Crowd". Sister has no response except an angry huff and indignant pout.

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** Hilary snidely asks Sister the same question in the PBS Kids version of "The In-Crowd". Sister has no response except an angry huff and an indignant pout.
26th May '17 3:53:12 PM TheCoolKat1995
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** Hilary snidely asks Sister the same question in the PBS version of "The In-Crowd". Sister has no response except an angry huff and indignant pout.
25th May '17 8:19:34 PM Segal991
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* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Too Tall has moments of this, such as fawning over a kitten.



* TheBully: Too-Tall Grizzly is the thuggish leader of a gang of bullies - aptly called the Too-Tall Gang - who harass Brother and Sister Bear from time to time.

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* TheBully: TheBully:
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Too-Tall Grizzly is the thuggish leader of a gang of bullies - aptly called the Too-Tall Gang - who harass Brother and Sister Bear from time to time. time.
** Tuffy from [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Bully"]], although she ceases her behavior by the end of the episode.



** In the PBS series, he's often not nearly as bad. (See immediately below for just one example.)

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** In the PBS series, he's often not nearly as bad. (See immediately below YouAreGrounded for just one example.))
* WouldHurtAChild: Tuffy's [[AbusiveParents parents]] apparently physically harm their daughter on a frequent basis.
-->'''Tuffy:''' If the principal tells my mom and dad about this, I won't be able to sit down for a- well, a long time.
10th May '17 11:55:46 PM legoking831
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** "Forget Their Manners", in the original book, was a glaringly obvious case of CompressedVice; Brother, Sister, and Papa clean out of nowhere just suddenly forget everything about being polite for absolutely no reason. The cartoon version addresses this by having Brother and Sister attend a party that Too-Tall happens to be at, and his rude manners manage to rub off onto them.
** "Get in a Fight" is also a good example of addressing CompressedVice. In the original book, Brother and Sister getting into a fight with each other is mostly just shrugged off, and they just wake up one day angry at each other. In the cartoon version, there's buildup about "waking up on the wrong side of bed", and [[TemptingFate what happens when two people wake up in such a way.]]
4th May '17 4:33:56 PM legoking831
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* BigShutUp: Papa Bear screams '''"QUIEEEEEEETTTTTTTT!!!!"''' in ''Messy Room'' after running in to see what the commotion is when Mama begins throwing out Brother and Sister's belongings.

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* BigShutUp: BigShutUp:
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Papa Bear screams '''"QUIEEEEEEETTTTTTTT!!!!"''' in ''Messy Room'' after running in to see what the commotion is when Mama begins throwing out Brother and Sister's belongings.belongings.
** Also happens in the TV version of "The Slumber Party", done by Lizzie's babysitter (once again with a loud "QUIEEEET!").


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* BlandNameProduct: Brother has a handheld console called a [[UsefulNotes/GameBoy Game Bear]].


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* SerialEscalation: "The Slumber Party" starts off with the eponymous sleepover only involving Sister, Lizzie, Anna, and Millie. However, the start inviting other friends to the party initially using the excuse "[[TemptingFate What's one more?]]" every time. It pretty quickly escalates to the likes of "What's a hundred more?" due to how many others get invited, which leads to the party getting overcrowded and out of hand.
13th Apr '17 8:39:46 PM schoi30
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** Averted in one book, where a weasel (a non-anthropomorphic one) is treated as part of Bear Country's local wildlife.



* YouAreGrounded: Sister is grounded in "The Slumber Party" by Mama Bear after things go south at Lizzie's slumber party. It's actually ''Papa Bear'' who is the voice of reason and admits that ''they'' as parents were partially to blame for not knowing just how wacky things had ended up with the slumber party (which had basically become a little bear cub girl equivalent of a bad college frat party.)

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* YouAreGrounded: YouAreGrounded:
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Sister is grounded in "The Slumber Party" by Mama Bear after things go south at Lizzie's slumber party. It's actually ''Papa Bear'' who is the voice of reason and admits that ''they'' as parents were partially to blame for not knowing just how wacky things had ended up with the slumber party (which had basically become a little bear cub girl equivalent of a bad college frat party.)
11th Apr '17 11:18:46 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BittersweetEnding: A rare one in "The Bully"; Sister punches out Tuffy, the cub who had earlier beat her senseless, but comes to understand Tuffy's bad behavior when she makes a tearful confession of how her parents tend to treat her. Sister is visibly saddened by Tuffy's story, and while Sister is not punished for acting out of self-defense, Tuffy is assigned to see the school counselor about her behavior.
11th Apr '17 11:05:43 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* SympathyForTheDevil: Sister towards Tuffy in "The Bully"; after having punched her in the nose in self-defense, Sister finds herself feeling sorry for Tuffy when she learns the real reason why Tuffy treated others so badly, driven to tears by fear of what her parents will do to her.
8th Apr '17 2:27:30 PM schoi30
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* AdaptationalNameChange: Mr. Smock and Bertha Broom have been re-named Mr. Drewberry and Betsy respectively in the 2003 TV series.
19th Mar '17 7:29:06 PM MoPete
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* HiddenDepths: ''The Wheelchair Commando'' reveals a surprising fact about Too-Tall Grizzly: He's the best chess player at Bear Country School, giving him something else to bond with Harry [=McGill=] over. They both even join the chess club in ''The School Scandal Sheet''.
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