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* ManChild: Spotty is a grown man who has a wife and daughter back on his home planet but he chose a teddy bear as a superhero partner and even takes baths while playing with toys in them.

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* ManChild: Spotty is a grown man who has a wife mother and daughter little sister back on his home planet but he chose a teddy bear as a superhero partner and even takes baths while playing with toys in them.


So, to reiterate: A ''teddy bear'' is randomly brought to life by a ''space alien'' who goes to the ''spirit of nature'' to give him powers for some completely inexplicable reason, who then uses said powers to fight an evil cowboy, an idiot and a ''literal'' skeleton.

No, we don't know what kind of drugs went into making this thing either.

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So, to reiterate: A ''teddy bear'' is randomly brought to life by a ''space alien'' who goes to the ''spirit of nature'' to give him powers for some completely inexplicable reason, who then uses said powers to fight an evil cowboy, an idiot and a ''literal'' skeleton.

No, we don't know what kind of drugs went into making this thing either.


%% * TooDumbToLive: In a second series episode involving [=SuperTed=] and Spotty having to rescue a trapped potholer before the chamber she's caught in floods and she drowns, Spotty refuses to put on a helmet because the only one left has stripes. Naturally, he proceeds to take several painful blows to the head over the episode that he could have avoided if only he'd been wearing it.



* WidgetSeries: It's a weird Welsh thing--the main reason why ''[=SuperTed=]'' was made was because Mike Young's son had a phobia of the dark.
** To put this in perspective, in the American revival series, [=SuperTed=] visited a barbaring-obsessed Space Roman alien world. In the Welsh original series, he repeatedly matches wits with an evil cowboy, a childlike super-strong fat idiot, and a milquetoast skeleton.

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* StealthPun: Skeleton is portrayed as being CampGay, but is never outright stated to be in the show (obviously, since it's an 80s kids' cartoon). Which makes him... a skeleton in the closet.

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* ThroughAFaceFullofFur: In "Super Ted in Texas", the titular teddy bear's cheeks get rosy with modesty as Judy hugs him and thanks him for helping break her fall by catching her after she, and Texas Pete, are launched into the air by a bull.

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* ComedicUnderwearExposure: Texas Pete in "Super Ted on Planet Spot". As he's hanging on the edge of a cliff, Bulk is clinging to him, grabbing his waist. This causes the former's pants to slip off, revealing yellow undershorts with red spots.

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* HarmlessElectrocution: This happens to Texas Pete in "Super Ted and The Stolen Rocket", after Super Ted grabs him and tosses him to the spaceship's control panel, giving him a quite an electrical shock once he makes contact with it in the process.

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* {{Pun}}: When Texas Pete and Bulk first met Skeleton, he was wearing a nightcap and nightgown. In other words, they woke him from his eternal slumber.


''[=SuperTed=]'' (1982-1986, 1989-1990) was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]] animated series that is ''every bit'' as bonkers as the opening narration would have you believe. Every week, [=SuperTed=], with the Spotty Man (Creator/JonPertwee) as his sidekick, would save the world from [=SuperTed's=} arch nemesis, an evil cowboy named [[TheRustler Texas Pete]] who does rope tricks and nothing else, and his henchmen, [[FatIdiot a strong but moronic man]] named Bulk and a talking [[WordOfGod gay]] skeleton named, um, [[DemBones Skeleton]].

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''[=SuperTed=]'' (1982-1986, 1989-1990) was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]] animated series that is ''every bit'' as bonkers as the opening narration would have you believe. Every week, [=SuperTed=], with the Spotty Man (Creator/JonPertwee) as his sidekick, would save the world from [=SuperTed's=} [=SuperTed's=] arch nemesis, an evil cowboy named [[TheRustler Texas Pete]] who does rope tricks and nothing else, and his henchmen, [[FatIdiot a strong but moronic man]] named Bulk and a talking [[WordOfGod gay]] skeleton named, um, [[DemBones Skeleton]].


''[=SuperTed=]'' (1982-1986, 1989-1990) was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]] animated series, about the adventures of a discarded teddy bear brought to life by an alien called Spotty Man (Creator/JonPertwee) and given magic powers by Mother Nature. He becomes [=SuperTed=] and, along with Spotty as his sidekick, he must save the world from various enemies, most commonly the nemesis trio of [[TheRustler Texas Pete]] and his henchmen, [[FatIdiot Bulk]] and [[DemBones Skeleton]].

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''[=SuperTed=]'' (1982-1986, 1989-1990) was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]] animated series, about series that is ''every bit'' as bonkers as the adventures of a discarded teddy bear brought to life by an alien called opening narration would have you believe. Every week, [=SuperTed=], with the Spotty Man (Creator/JonPertwee) and given magic powers by Mother Nature. He becomes [=SuperTed=] and, along with Spotty as his sidekick, he must would save the world from various enemies, most commonly the nemesis trio of [=SuperTed's=} arch nemesis, an evil cowboy named [[TheRustler Texas Pete]] who does rope tricks and nothing else, and his henchmen, [[FatIdiot Bulk]] a strong but moronic man]] named Bulk and a talking [[WordOfGod gay]] skeleton named, um, [[DemBones Skeleton]].
Skeleton]].

So, to reiterate: A ''teddy bear'' is randomly brought to life by a ''space alien'' who goes to the ''spirit of nature'' to give him powers for some completely inexplicable reason, who then uses said powers to fight an evil cowboy, an idiot and a ''literal'' skeleton.

No, we don't know what kind of drugs went into making this thing either.


An American version was made by Creator/HannaBarbera as part of their Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera block which also featured ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMax'', another show from creator Mike Young. A reboot is planned to air in 2016.

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An American version was made by Creator/HannaBarbera as part of their Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera block which also featured ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMax'', another show from creator Mike Young. A reboot is planned to air in 2016.



* AmbiguousInnocence: Bulk. He generally acts quite docile and pleasant, and doesn't really seem to ''realise'' that what he and Texas Pete do is evil. On the other hand, he ''was'' in prison before he and Texas Pete met, and even if he didn't seem to realize that prison was a bad place to be in, he had to have done ''something'' to get put there. When one considers his implied SuperStrength, it can get kind of creepy thinking about how he did end up there...

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* AmbiguousInnocence: Bulk. He generally acts quite docile and pleasant, and doesn't really seem to ''realise'' ''realize'' that what he and Texas Pete do is evil. On the other hand, he ''was'' in prison before he and Texas Pete met, and even if he didn't seem to realize that prison was a bad place to be in, he had to have done ''something'' to get put there. When one considers his implied SuperStrength, it can get kind of creepy thinking about how he did end up there...


''[=SuperTed=]'' (1982-1986, 1989-1990) was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]] animated series, about the adventures of a discarded teddy bear brought to life by an alien called Spotty and given magic powers by Mother Nature. He becomes [=SuperTed=] and, along with Spotty as his sidekick, he must save the world from various enemies, most commonly the nemesis trio of [[TheRustler Texas Pete]] and his henchmen, [[FatIdiot Bulk]] and [[DemBones Skeleton]].

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''[=SuperTed=]'' (1982-1986, 1989-1990) was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]] animated series, about the adventures of a discarded teddy bear brought to life by an alien called Spotty Man (Creator/JonPertwee) and given magic powers by Mother Nature. He becomes [=SuperTed=] and, along with Spotty as his sidekick, he must save the world from various enemies, most commonly the nemesis trio of [[TheRustler Texas Pete]] and his henchmen, [[FatIdiot Bulk]] and [[DemBones Skeleton]].


* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: [=SuperTed=] only has powers when he's in his hero outfit.

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* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: [=SuperTed=] only has powers when he's in his hero outfit. Little different in that it's not about putting his hero suit ''on'', it's about taking off his bearskin and revealing the hero suit on underneath it.

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* DubNameChange: In Brazil, Texas Pete is known as "Texas Bala". [[MeaningfulName "Bala" means "Bullet".]] [[note]]It has other meanings but "bullet" is the most likely in context.[[/note]]

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* VillainExclusivityClause: Texas Pete as the BigBad in almost every episode.

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