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Trivia / Rupert Bear
aka: Rupert

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  • Adored by the Network: For the longest time in the mid-90's, Nick Jr, in addition to its regular timeslot, would put Rupert on any time there was a hole in their schedule. This changed once Blue's Clues came around.
  • Channel Hop: After that, Nelvana arranged a swap of programs between Nick Jr. and CBS: Franklin would now air on CBS' saturday morning lineup (which was programmed by Nelvana at that point; reruns of this show were part of it), while Rupert would move to Nick Jr. again. Franklin ended up being the only show held over for the succeeding Nick Jr. on CBS block starting in 2000.
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  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Despite what you may have heard, the character's official name is Rupert Bear, not Rupert the Bear. The latter came from the title song to the original 70's TV adaptation.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Canadian Julie Lemieux as the title character. Doubles as a Fake Brit.
  • Dawson Casting: A lot of the child characters in the Nelvana animated series were played by adults.
  • Name's the Same: Stewie from Family Guy's Companion Cube is a teddy bear named Rupert.
  • The Other Darrin: Rupert Bear was voiced by Ben Sanford in the first season of the Nelvana series, with Julie Lemieux voicing him for the rest of the series.

Alternative Title(s): Rupert


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