History Literature / TheBerenstainBears

25th Aug '16 6:44:52 PM JMQwilleran
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* {{Facepalm}}: This is Mama Bear's reaction in "The Green-Eyed Monster" when she explains the green-eyed monster to Sister Bear after she wants to ride Brother's bike and she just whines "But Mama, it's such a beautiful bike."

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* {{Facepalm}}: This is Mama Bear's reaction in "The Green-Eyed Monster" from the PBS series when she explains the green-eyed monster to Sister Bear after she wants to ride Brother's bike and she just whines "But Mama, it's such a beautiful bike."
25th Aug '16 6:44:29 PM JMQwilleran
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* {{Facepalm}}: This is Mama Bear's reaction in "The Green-Eyed Monster" when she explains the green-eyed monster to Sister Bear after she wants to ride Brother's bike and she just whines "But Mama, it's such a beautiful bike."
15th Aug '16 8:57:46 AM eroock
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'''''The Berenstain Bears''''' is a long-running children's book series created by Stan and Jan Berenstain in 1962. It centers on a family of bears composed of Mama and Papa Bear, and their children, Brother (formerly Small), Sister, and Honey Bear. Yes, those are their real names. It started out as series of simple picture books in the line of Creator/DrSeuss, but soon evolved into a series of story picture books for children. Starting in 1993, the Berenstains (that's the authors) began writing Big Chapter Books, which put the characters into more serious situations in much longer (but still kid-oriented) books. The picture books have also taken several formats as well, ranging from small hardcovers written in rhyme, to square picture books. Almost all of the books take the title ''"[[CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase The Berenstain Bears and __________]]"''

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'''''The
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Berenstain Bears''''' Bears'' is a long-running children's book series created by Stan and Jan Berenstain in 1962. It centers on a family of bears composed of Mama and Papa Bear, and their children, Brother (formerly Small), Sister, and Honey Bear. Yes, those are their real names. It started out as series of simple picture books in the line of Creator/DrSeuss, but soon evolved into a series of story picture books for children. Starting in 1993, the Berenstains (that's the authors) began writing Big Chapter Books, which put the characters into more serious situations in much longer (but still kid-oriented) books. The picture books have also taken several formats as well, ranging from small hardcovers written in rhyme, to square picture books. Almost all of the books take the title ''"[[CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase The Berenstain Bears and __________]]"''
3rd Aug '16 8:28:23 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: "Brother" and "Sister"; lampshaded by Queenie in her introduction where she is baffled at Sister's name.
16th Jul '16 8:39:56 PM Jayalaw
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Once they get over the initial shock, this is Mama and Papa's reaction to the "Trouble with Grownups" play in the PBS version. With the idea that turnabout is fair play when Mama and Papa dress up as the cubs.

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Once they get over the initial shock, this is Mama and Papa's reaction to the "Trouble with Grownups" play in the PBS version. version; in the picture book Mama Bear laughs with tears in her eyes in the audience while Papa stares in bewilderment. With the idea that turnabout is fair play when Mama and Papa dress up as the cubs.cubs.
** Also, this is how the entire family reacts in the picture book of "Too Much Vacation" when they review their vacation photos, with appropriate captions.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Brother has this for Sister Bear, so that he's prepared to beat up Tuffy up until realizing that she's a girl. He then goes to Plan B, teaching Sister how to defend herself.



* CompressedVice: The plot point of several books, among them: eating too much junk food, watching too much television, throwing tantrums, and forgetting their manners.

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* CompressedVice: The plot point of several books, among them: eating too much junk food, watching too much television, throwing tantrums, and forgetting their manners. It gets lampshaded in the Christmas book, where Sister feels guilty recalling some of these adventures while wondering if Santa Bear will label her as naughty.


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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Too-Tall becomes friends with Henry, a HandicappedBadass he was taunting, after the latter beat him in wheelchair basketball. Henry also thanks him for giving him a cool nickname, "Wheels".


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* LovableAlphaBitch: Queenie, who isn't that malicious; her bad traits are that in her first appearance she excludes Sister due to being InnocentlyInsensitive, and she occasionally goes out with [[NoAccountingForTaste Too-Tall]].


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* SupremeChef: Mama Bear is one.
11th Jul '16 10:29:00 PM katrinahood
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* TheDentistEpisode: In ''Visit the Dentist'', Sister has a loose tooth, and Brother has a dentist appointment at Dr. Bearson's around the same time. Brother tells Sister that if she doesn't get her loose tooth out by the time they go to the dentist, Dr. Bearson will yank it out, frightening her. [[LaserGuidedKarma Karma catches up with Brother]] when it is revealed that he has a small cavity, and has to have Dr. Bearson fill it for him. Afterwards, Dr. Bearson gently helps Sister pull out her loose tooth so she can put it under her pillow for the Tooth Fairy. This book was also adapted into an episode of the 2003 AnimatedAdaptation.
11th Jul '16 3:24:27 PM JMQwilleran
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* StockAnimalName: In ''The Berenstain Bears Lose a Friend'', the pet goldfish of Sister's that dies is, unsurprisingly, named Goldie. The goldfish that her parents replace it with to try to spare her feelings is named Goldie Two once Sister realizes the switcheroo.
21st Apr '16 11:32:54 PM MoPete
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* OverlyPolitePals: Brother and Sister become this in an effort to both keep out of trouble and annoy Mama Bear into cancelling the Politeness Plan in ''Forget Their Manners.''

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* OverlyPolitePals: Brother and Sister become this in an effort to both keep out of trouble and annoy Mama Bear into cancelling the Politeness Plan in ''Forget Their Manners.'''' It backfires because not only does Mama not get annoyed, but they wind up getting into the good manners habit and start being polite without thinking about it.
1st Apr '16 9:32:42 AM JMQwilleran
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Once they get over the initial shock, this is Mama and Papa's reaction to the "Trouble with Grownups" play in the PBS version. With the idea that turnabout is fair play when Mama and Papa dress up as the cubs.
7th Mar '16 10:41:03 AM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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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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