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Left to right: Panda, Grizzly, and Ice Bear.

"We'll be there!
A wink and a smile and a great old time!
Yeah, we'll be there!
Wherever we are, there's some fun to be found!
We'll be there when you turn that corner,
We'll jump out the bush, with a big bear hug and a smile!
We'll be there!"
We'll Be There, performed by Estelle

We Bare Bears is a Cartoon Network original created by former Pixar story artist Daniel Chong (Cars 2, Inside Out), adapted from Chong's webcomic The Three Bare Bears.

It follows the adventures of three brothers, Grizzly (Eric Edelstein), Panda (Bobby Moynihan), and Ice Bear (Demetri Martin), as they attempt to integrate themselves into the norms of human society in the San Francisco Bay Area. These brothers also happen to be a bunch of cave-dwelling, talking bears.

Occasionally the show breaks from the usual hijinks to have episodes about the trio as bear cubs, traveling the world in search of a place to call home in a format that more closely resembles the original webcomic.

The brothers have a unique mode of transport, which involves each bear stacked on top of one another like Jenga bricks, and thus the invoked meme '#bearstack' went viral.

The series premiered on July 27, 2015, and completed its fourth season on May 27, 2019. A Made-for-TV Movie entitled We Bare Bears: The Movie was released digitally on June 30, 2020, which served as the Grand Finale. A Spinoff Babies series, We Baby Bears, premiered on January 1, 2022.

The production crew's official Tumblr blog, "We Draw Bears", has various facts and trivia about the show. The Facebook page is full of humor. And several staff members have their own blogs. You can visit Daniel Chong's official Tumblr blog and Facebook page.

On August 19, 2015, a We Bare Bears mobile game titled Free Fur All was released and is available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

We Bare Bears contains examples of:

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  • Abandoned Pet in a Box: When the bears are still cubs, they try to find a family by sitting in a cardboard box with "Free Bears" written on it.
  • Aborted Arc: At the end of "Icy Nights II," Ice Bear finds out that his friend Yana is actually the daughter of Yuri, the man who raised him. However, this is never followed up on, so we never find out if Ice Bear told Yana about this or what events transpired that led Yuri to believe she was dead.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The webcomic had no concrete story or established setting, but the show puts the bears in San Francisco, and the show revolves around their efforts to fit into society.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the webcomic, the bears were jerks.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: In Spanish-speaking countries, the bears are named Pardo (brownnote ), Panda, and Polar.
  • All There in the Manual: The staff's official tumblr blog, "We Draw Bears," has various facts and trivia about the show that haven't been revealed in the show.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia:
    • By the end of "Primal", neither Panda nor Ice Bear seem to remember what went on in their hunger-induced feral states, Panda asking what Grizz is talking about when the latter asks if the two are okay once they're back to their normal selves.
    • In "I Am Ice Bear," after he gets hit on the head with a mallet, Ice Bear acts and speaks differently from his laconic, stoic self, starting out a bit more awkward than Grizz as a fast-talking, trendy alternate version of himself known as "Ice-B," whose social skills and love life surpass Panda's, only to turn into an insufferable social media jerk who doesn't recognize Grizz and Panda as brothers, with a falling bearstack-carved tree (which Ice-B ironically started chopping at) bringing Ice Bear back to his normal self.
  • Alternate Species Counterpart: Tom, Griff, and Isaac (introduced in the episode "Panda's Friend") are human versions of Panda, Grizzly, and Ice Bear.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Aside from the three titular characters, "Food Truck" shows the animals at the park going through town robbing people, vending machines, and ATMs to get money to pay for the Bears' calzone. Heck, the fact that they even pay for the snack qualifies (probably they got the idea after the raccoon mother mentioned it since she only got her calzone after paying for it).
    • There are also the pigeons who run a crime ring in "Our Stuff" and the fox mother in "Bear Squad" who steals from people to furnish the den she made for her cubs.
  • Anachronic Order: The flashback episodes with the baby bears don't seem to take place in the episode order; in fact, there are a few that take place before the bears even met. So far, all we know is that "Ramen" takes place not too long after "The Island," and that "Band of Outsiders" takes place right after "Yuri and the Bear."
  • Animated Adaptation: Of the webcomic.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In "Our Stuff," the bears get confronted by the police, and the crowd chimes in on what they did. One man says they've been running around ruining the city. A hippie vendor remarks that they destroyed his shirt kiosk. A waitress then says that they came to her restaurant and only ordered ice water.
  • Art Evolution: The character designs of the bears become rounder and more solidified throughout the series.
  • Artistic License – Biology:
    • "Bear Cleanse" oversimplifies for the sake of this. While grizzly bears do eat a lot of berries and fish, they actually spend a good deal of their time sucking up whatever food they can find, from grasses to scavenged meat to moths.
    • "Primal" overstates how aggressive and intimidating giant pandas are. They're big, powerful, wild animals with one of the strongest bite forces in the animal kingdom, but even their attacks on humans pale in comparison to the carnage grizzlies and polar bears have been known to inflict.
    • Despite Ice Bear being soft-spoken, polar bears are typically the most aggressive bear species. They are considered to be the largest land predator, and because they're strictly hunters who can't fall back on plants the way black bears and grizzlies can, they're more likely to consider humans as a potential prey source when times are lean.
    • Nom Nom has bear-like paws instead of the two-thumbed hands koalas possess.
    • Rabbits are portrayed with paw pads and button noses, neither of which rabbits have in real life. Squirrels and chipmunks also don't have button noses, either.
    • Chipmunks are shown with deer-like tails instead of more squirrel-like tails.
    • The alligator from "Chloe and Ice Bear" has its teeth hidden inside its mouth, when at least the upper teeth should be sticking out. And then "Baby Orphan Ninja Bears" makes the common mistake of giving alligators crocodile-like teeth and green skin.
    • Honeybees are portrayed nesting in hives resembling hornet nests.
    • "Poppy Rangers" has a cave salamander that looks more like an axolotl, which is completely aquatic and only found in lake remnants near Mexico City. Tabes also claims cave salamanders are endangered, when they aren't in real life (although the axolotl is).
    • "Fire!" has electric eels that look more like green morays (albeit toothless like real electric eels). It doesn't help that they, along with koi, are shown living in a vaguely saltwater aquarium.
    • In "Tunnels," some moles read and steal Panda's manga, start a cult based around it, and even draw icons of the main character. First, moles are nearly blind and wouldn't be able to recognize images, let alone read. Second, moles are territorial and do not live in groups; they would realistically fight each other to death upon exposure. Third, they are portrayed as having their eyes glowing in the dark; real moles don't exactly have eyes—if anything, they have microscopic eyes underneath their skin, hence the near blindness. Fourth, they end by making it clear that they will regularly meet with Panda to read manga with him. Real moles will literally die from anxiety if they stay in the light for too long.
    • In “The Kitty,” the bears are scared to enter their cave when it is invaded by cougars. In real life, adult bears almost always triumph over cougars in predator confrontations due to their size advantage.
    • Ice Bear reads in a book that "lady ice bears" hibernate, but they actually don't. Pregnant female polar bears den up for months at a time and don't eat or drink, but since they need to maintain a certain body temperature in order to nurse their cubs, they don't hibernate in the traditional sense.
    • "Food Truck" has an owl react in disgust to a skunk's musk along with all the other animals. Owls have a very poor sense of smell, which is how they are able to prey on skunks without worrying about getting sprayed. In fact, great horned owls are known for being one of the few predators that regularly prey on skunks.
  • Asian Cleaver Fever: In the episode "Losing Ice," Ice Bear is shown to be very skilled in cooking this way. His prowess gets him a job at the local Japanese restaurant, Teppan Yaki, where he amazes the customers with his high-flying knife twirls.
  • Babies Ever After: In "Tabes and Charlie," Ranger Tabes' dog Kirk has outgrown his puppy years and doesn't come when Tabes has prepared his favorite meal. Tabes and Charlie go looking for Kirk in the forest, and they discover that Kirk has fathered a litter of hybrid wolf-dog pups.
  • Backup Bluff: In "El Oso," Charlie dresses up a bunch of cacti as sheriff's deputies to scare Blue-Eye Ramon out of El Oso's hideout. His partners run away, but it takes a little more creative convincing on Charlie's part to scare off Blue-Eye Ramon.
  • Badass Adorable: Ice Bear is a cute, quirky bear until you see him handling an axe.
  • Bathroom Control: In the short "Potty Time", younger versions of the bear brothers enter a store, and Grizzly asks an employee if Panda can use their bathroom. The employee says it's for paying customers only and yells at them to leave when Grizzly asks if there's anything they can get for free.
  • Beary Friendly: They really do mean well and try their best to get along with humans.
    • Played with in Ice Bear's case. He doesn't mean harm, but he is antisocial most of the time.
  • Beary Funny: And they are all hilarious in their own ways.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not ever mess with Ice Bear's customized Roomba.
    • Panda doesn't like it if somebody touches his phone.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Chloe and her parents speak Korean. Ice Bear appears to be fluent in a wide variety of languages, including Russian.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: One of the bears' friends is Charlie (voiced by Jason Lee), a friendly but also socially awkward Sasquatch who lives in the forest and is afraid of being discovered by humans. There was also an episode with a Jerkass Yeti named “Ralph” (voiced by John DiMaggio).
  • Bigger on the Inside: Much to Panda's amazement, T-Pain's touring bus contains elevators between multiple floors, including a massive botanical garden and a gilded hallway to display his gold records.
  • Big Little Brother: Ice Bear is the tallest of the brothers but the youngest. Then again, they're all adopted.
  • Bittersweet Ending: In general, the baby bears episodes are more melancholy that other episodes with whatever Hope Spot they experience eventually being undone, and always culminating in this.
    • Downer Ending: The saddest of the baby bears episodes is the infamous "Yuri and the Bear," since it ends with Baby Ice Bear and Yuri tragically separated from each other and ending up all alone just as they become family after losing their respective ones.
  • Black Bead Eyes: The Bears have these, but they are sometimes drawn with normal eyes when surprised. Nom Nom has these when he doesn't speak or when he acts cute.
  • Black-and-White Morality: While the protagonists are fairly nuanced, nearly every character in the series can be confidently lumped into either "outcast on the bears' side" or "ridiculously evil fratboy bully."
  • Bland-Name Product:
    • The bears watch videos on Everyone's Tube.
    • Panda uses GooGs to search stuff.
    • During the episode "Ranger Tabes," the bears order a package off of Glamazon.
    • Sir-Cha-Cha hot sauce
  • Blind Without 'Em: In "Chicken and Waffles," Panda loses his contact lenses and must rely on Charlie to guide him to the restaurant to meet Grizzly and Ice Bear. It doesn't go very smoothly.
  • Bollywood Nerd: Saanvi Patel, Chloe's archrival in "Money Man," who eventually decides to work with Chloe.
  • Bottle Episode: The Charlie-centered episode “El Oso” is set in the Mexican desert in 1913 and almost entirely takes place in and around a criminal hideout.
  • Breakout Character: The baby bears are very popular and have many episodes. They eventually got so popular that a spinoff dedicated to them was greenlit.
  • Bullet Time: In "The Library," Grizzly tries to help Chloe stay awake so she can study for a big biochemistry exam by feeding her a bunch of candy from the vending machine. When Chloe goes hyperactive and starts running around the library at high speed, the Bears stuff themselves with candy until they can keep up with her and get her back on track. While Chloe and the Bears are on their sugar rush, everything around them seems to be going in slow motion.
  • Butt-Monkey: Panda often falls into this more than the other bears. He doesn't have the best of luck when it comes to getting dates; he gets demoted to a Third Wheel in "Panda's Date" and "Video Date," (and the former had him end up hospitalized due to his allergies), and there are several episodes where he gets into trouble and needs saving in the climax.
    • Nom Nom also becomes this in several episodes, often becoming a Distressed Dude and needing to be saved by Grizz (and the other bears if they're in the episode).
  • Changing Chorus: The Castilian Spanish version of "Forever My Heart" from the episode "Everyone's Tube" changes the "Forever my baby, forever my heart" part of the chorus every time. The first time, it's "Y para siempre yo te voy a amar,"note  the second time, it's "Tu eres mi chica, siempre te amaré,"note  and the third and final time the chorus is sung, it's "Por siempre mi chica, yo te voy a amar."note 
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • Panda casually mentions he is allergic to nuts to Ice Bear when he's making food at the start of "Viral Video." His nut allergies set up the plot of "Panda's Date."
    • After watching the pregnant mothers' workout DVD in "Yard Sale," Ice Bear's newly-learned maternal instinct skills help Annie as she goes into labor.
      • After getting into trouble for going on a punching spree around town, Grizz's giant, oversized novelty fist gloves help him summon a taxi to take Annie and Paul to the hospital.
  • City with No Name: While it's clear that San Francisco is just across the water, where in the East Bay the bears live hasn't been stated.
  • Civilized Animal: The bears live in a fully furnished cave, own cell phones and a computer, and eat home-cooked meals. Other animals seem to show traits of this, such as the pigeons who run a stolen merchandise ring in "Our Stuff" and the animals in "Food Truck" who know how to use money.
  • Close-Enough Timeline: The episode "Charlie's Halloween Thing" features Charlie the Bigfoot telling three spooky stories. The last one involves Charlie finding a mechanical fortune teller and wishing to be human. Unfortunately, now his friends, the bears, have no memory of him. Charlie continues to make more wishes, but things get worse, until he eventually tries to undo all his wishes. He ends up in a reality where everything is the same, but the bears have miniature versions of themselves living in pouches in their stomachs. Charlie decides this is "close enough."
  • Comic Trio: The bear trio.
  • Community-Threatening Construction: In "Occupy Bears," the bears' home is being demolished in order to put up a cell phone tower, and they have to find proof that they have been living there for over five years to stop the construction.
  • Company Cross References: In "My Clique," Chloe is watching Adventure Time on TV.
  • Continuity Nod: In "Chloe and Ice Bear," Ice Bear is visibly uncomfortable when Chloe shows him a decorator crab at the museum. This is because he was attacked by a crab in "Emergency."
  • Cousin Oliver: Cousin Lorenzo, during Baby Grizzly's "Family Troubles" Canadian sitcom years. The showdown between Baby Grizz and Lorenzo becomes a Jumping the Shark moment for "Family Troubles" when the show is cancelled shortly after Grizz decides to search for his own family.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Downplayed in "Bear Squad," when the bears find out that a fox has been stealing stuff, so they track it to its lair in an abandoned building, where they discover that the mother fox has been taking stuff to provide a sheltered living environment for her kits.
  • Dada Comic: The webcomic might be considered this.
  • Dark Horse Victory: In "The Money Man," Chloe is entering her device that can turn thoughts into visual images in a science fair against Saanvi Patel, who has an Amaze Navi, a device that can find lost objects and help solve mazes. Chloe and Saanvi reluctantly decide to team up and combine their inventions, only for absent-minded Prof. Bean to award the scholarship to a jock who drew a face on a basketball with a magic marker, and Prof. Bean calls it "a basketball with a personality." Just as Chloe and Saanvi are contemplating what to do next, the government takes their high-tech invention away.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Several episodes focusing on Ice Bear, notably "Chloe and Ice Bear," "Yuri and the Bear," "Icy Nights," and "Icy Nights II."
    • A flashback to young Panda's childhood in "Panda 2," before he met Grizz and Ice Bear.
    • Grizzly in "Grizz Helps."
    • Nom Nom has a solo moment in "Kyle," with an impostor claiming to be his long-lost brother, with no Grizzly, Panda, or Ice Bear.
    • Charlie in "El Oso," where it is revealed that he was around back in 1913 and referred to as El Chupacabra by Mexicans.
  • Disguised in Drag: In "Charlie," the title character disguises himself as Panda's girlfriend in order to avoid the paparazzi.
  • Disrupting the Theater: In "Shush Ninjas," the Bears go to the movie theater but get annoyed by people talking and being rude. They take it upon themselves to go around the theater shushing everyone who makes so much as a small noise, but they end up taking it too far and being thrown out for being disruptive themselves.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • The unaired pilot episode features slightly rougher animation. The bears are taller and slimmer, they have larger eyes and larger and lightly colored noses, Grizzly's fur is lighter, and the colors are much less saturated.
    • The original comics feature swearing and are slightly more surreal. Ice Bear is also more talkative and quirky, and the trio is generally a lot less nicer, having among other things attacked a talking cactus with knives and rejected potential adoptees.
  • Expy:
    • Ice Bear is a stoic, eccentric polar bear who is a Supreme Chef. All he needs to do now is make puns at the drop of a hat. Lampshaded in "Coffee Cave," where "Polar Bear Cafe" was a name considered for Ice's coffeehouse.
    • Chloe is a little girl who sneaks into the home of three bears in the middle of the forest, eats their porridge, and breaks their furniture. Sound familiar? Only Chloe is a Korean girl, and the bears are three different species instead. Also, try saying the name "Chloe Park" and then "Goldilocks" out loud and notice how similar they sound.
    • A declining sitcom bringing in a new character isn't uncommon, but Family Troubles' Lorenzo is a blatant expy of Luke Brower, down to his 90s clothes and haircut. The character's name is even a nod to Luke's actor.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: Given the nature of the show, it's rare that any sort of violence happens. Even then, the police officers who show up are pretty much always unarmed. It's lampshaded at one point when the Bears approached a cop for help with finding a thief, they demanded her to "use your gun," before noticing an empty waistband and asking "Where is your gun?"
  • Female Gaze: Whether or not it's intended to be played for laughs, but there are quite a number of shots that focus on Panda's butt.
  • Fictional Social Network: Several examples, most of them introduced by Internet addict Panda. The most prominent are "Yo Date!", a Tinder expy on which Panda struggles to find any match, and "Everyone's Tube," where the bears want to become famous like Nom Nom the cute Koala.
  • Fingerless Hands: Their paws are stubby, and although they have fingers, they stand on their stubs instead of flat on their paws. Look at how Panda is holding that phone.
  • Food Porn: Any time food is shown, it's usually in close-up and drawn with more detail. "Food Truck," obviously, features a lot of this. Trust us, you will want a calzone after watching that episode!
  • Forced Meme: "Viral Videos" has Meme Con, a convention that gives people a chance to become internet famous by invoking this trope and being approved by internet celebrities.
  • Foreshadowing: The opening sequence is essentially a collage showing off something that becomes relevant in every episode of the series.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Grizzly: Sanguine
    • Panda: Choleric
    • Ice Bear: Phlegmatic/Melancholic
  • Friend-or-Idol Decision: This happens quite a few times, and most of the time, Panda's the one who has to make it. For example, in "Bro Brawl," Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear's opponents are their human counterparts: Griff, Tom, and Isaac, with a luxury apartment as the big prize. While in the restroom, Tom tells Panda that if his team loses the match, they wouldn't be able to live together anymore because they couldn't afford their current apartment. Near the end of the game, where the two teams participate in a Nickelodeon Double Dare-style bonus round, Panda pretends to get trapped by a sock, allowing Tom and his brothers to win the luxury apartment. Grizzly and Ice Bear are good sports about it since they still have their cave and can relate to their opponents, knowing their brotherly bond won't be broken up.
  • "Friends" Rent Control: Played With. The bears live in a renovated cave they paid nothing for; at least some of their furniture is hand-made; they either walk or use public transportation; and apparently panhandle for a living. That said, this doesn't stop them from getting an internet connection, cell phones, laptops, television, and a fridge, and they still have plenty of free time to do whatever the plot requires.
  • Funny Background Event: In some episodes, Ice Bear is seen doing strange things in the background.
  • Furry Reminder: Often Played for Laughs, but occasionally Played for Drama. Examples of this include "Burrito" (trapped at the top of the tree as a cub, Grizz utters shrill, painfully realistic baby bear cries) and "Primal" (Ice Bear and Panda revert to dangerously feral states).
  • Gender-Blender Name: Courtney, the animal-trapping hunter (a man) in "Rescue Ranger."
  • Happily Married: Darrell Zaragosa and Sofia, in "Best Bears."
  • Historical In-Joke: In "$100," the young bears find a briefcase that says "Property of D.B. Cooper" on the outside. D.B. Cooper was a man who hijacked an airplane and mysteriously disappeared with $20,000 in ransom money in 1971.
  • Hypocrite:
    • Charlie. He doesn't like humans for constantly harassing him, but he doesn't comprehend that he's always doing the same thing with the bears.
    • In "Bear Cleanse," Panda encourages Grizzly to follow his example and fully commit to the all-natural system cleansing diet while basking in all the social media attention he's getting. Panda is later caught cheating on his diet and eating chocolate cake when his diet clearly called for him to eat nothing but bamboo. An outraged Grizzly calls him out on this, and he eventually loses his social followers when the post of him eating cake goes public.
    • In "Primal," Grizzly forces his brothers not to eat human food, but he is ironically the first to go against this.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends:
    • The series' main plot. The bears just want people to hang out and have fun with, but clearly they don't know how to be social. Grizzly is easily the most enthusiastic about it.
    • This is also a main motivation for Charlie. But since he's constantly having to move around due to Bigfoot enthusiasts pursuing him, he really doesn't seem to know proper social interaction.
  • Improbable Food Budget: None of the bears are shown to have any source of income, but they somehow are able to buy food and other stuffs.
  • Ink-Suit Actor:
    • Estelle appears as herself to sing the full version of the show's theme song in "More Everyone's Tube." The bears, Charlie, Chloe, Ranger Tabes, Nom Nom, and Lucy act as backup singers.
    • In "The Mall," Estelle returns to play popular musician Estellar, who is making an appearance at the titular mall.
  • Innocently Insensitive:
    • Charlie just wants to be friends with the bears. However, he lacks social boundaries and often gives them too much unwanted attention, not to mention being a complete Hypocrite about it when it comes to humans.
    • Panda can come off as this at times, making him seem more like a Jerk with a Heart of Gold than just a Nice Guy.
    • Ari Curd from "Googs," who makes the bears unknowingly go through a simulation where Panda ends up dying, causing distress for all three of them. She sincerely sees nothing wrong with doing this for "research purposes."
  • The Internet Is for Cats: One of the main antagonists is Nom Nom, a koala who appears on cute videos but is actually a spoiled jerk. Most of the stories he's been in involve him becoming jealous of the bears when videos of their antics go viral, which he sees as a challenge to his celebrity.
  • Internet Stalking: In the episode "Professor Lampwick," when Chloe asks Panda what led to the bear brothers kidnapping the titular professor.
    Chloe: Panda, how did this happen?
    Panda: Well, first I internet stalked him, found his house and I asked him to come with us, but he got real mad so I uh- oh man, that sounds real bad out loud.
  • Interspecies Adoption: May be the case with the bears, given that they're different species.
  • Interspecies Romance: The bears are interested in human women, human women are occasionally interested in them, and nobody thinks anything of it.
  • Iyashikei: Could be considered a legitimate example in Western Animation. Nothing truly bad ever happens, just beautiful and soothing visuals, and deeply lovable characters.
  • Knight Templar: In "Fire," Grizz turns into an overzealous version of Smokey the Bear when he is made an honorary fire marshal by the firefighters after he stops Berger's hot dogs and hamburgers from catching fire, and he starts snuffing birthday cake candles and barbecues, which takes a turn for the worse when he causes a greater fire at the Aqua Yaki restaurant and has to rescue the aquatic life from the tank.
  • Lighter and Softer: The webcomic this series is based on is not so family-friendly, with mild swearing, violence, alcohol use, and falls into the Dada Comics category.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: In "El Oso," when Charlie emerges from hiding in the closet, Blue Eye Ramon asks for his name, and Charlie, thinking back to the desert, nervously comes up with "The name's, uh... Cactus... uh, Amigo?"
    • Later on, when "Cactus Amigo" says his bounty went up to 1,000 pesos, Blue Eye Ramon asks how his bounty went up:
    Cactus Amigo: I killed, uh... Sheriff, uh... Table, uh, Floor. Yep, I killed Sheriff Tablefloor.
    Blue Eye Ramon [laughs]: You killed Sheriff Tablefloor? That's funny, because I killed Sheriff Tablefloor.
    Cactus Amigo: Oh, did I say Tablefloor? I meant Sheriff Tablefloor? No, I meant Sheriff Table... Door.
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: Anthropomorphic bears and humans.
  • Long Runner: The in-universe manga Adventure Ocelot, which has somehow released at least 900 tankobon volumes.
  • Loony Fan: "Vacation" reveals that Nom Nom has a legion of them (which might explain why he's so surly), with the guy who collects his claw clippings being a standout, going so far as to impersonate the pilot who would fly him to his retreat — essentially kidnapping him and Grizzly.
  • May It Never Happen Again: In the short "Potty Time", a younger Panda gets a bad Potty Emergency and later ends up urinating on a woman when she hugs him. Afterwards, someone throws an empty bottle at the trio, and Grizzly suggests just using that from now on to prevent anything like that from happening again.
  • Meaningful Name: El Oso, Charlie's outlaw friend from the "El Oso" episode, is Spanish for "the Bear," with the episode set in 1913, over 100 years before Charlie met and befriended the bears.
  • Mexican Standoff: In "Lazer Royale," after young Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear have eliminated the other contestants in a game of laser tag, they think they're the only ones left when they are reminded by the hostess that there can only be one winner.
  • Misplaced Wildlife:
    • The bears themselves should not realistically be living in an arboreal cave in coastal California.
      • While Grizzly is technically in the right habitat, the California grizzly bear species (Ursus arctos californicus) is extinct, with what was believed to be the last known specimen spotted in Sequoia National Park in 1924.
      • Ice Bear, since the polar bears' natural habitat is the Arctic Circle, which includes Greenland, Norway, Russia, Alaska, and northern Canada.
      • The panda's natural habitat is in central Chinese provinces such as Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu.
    • Nom Nom (like his species) should be living in Australia.
    • The series has wolves living in the San Francisco Bay Area, despite the fact that wolf populations in the United States are now confined to the more northern regions (aside from a few reintroduced ones in Arizona and New Mexico). Coyotes would have been a more appropriate choice.
    • A cryptozoological example occurs with Ralph, who is a yeti (an Asian cryptid) living in North America. Possibly justified, as there have been reports of yetis on Mount Shasta.
    • Averted in each bear’s respective Origins Episode, Grizzly’s takes place in Canada, Panda’s in China, and Ice Bear’s in the Arctic.
  • Nobody Here but Us Statues: In "Chloe and Ice Bear" while sneaking into a museum the pair disguise themselves as an animal exhibit, with Chloe in Ice Bear's mouth.
  • Nothing Is Funnier: "My Clique" sees the bears and Chloe playing charades, and while Panda and Grizz struggle hard at the game, Ice Bear quickly manages to nail every single answer just from Chloe's gestures. Conveniently, the camera stops focusing on Chloe and instead closes up on Ice Bear once the prompts go from simple (pizza, Statue of Liberty, snowman) to far more complex and wacky (Richard Nixon, Old Faithful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings), leaving it up to the audience to guess what exactly Chloe must be doing off-camera.
  • Noodle Incident: The store clerk girl had one in "Planet Bears":
    Panda: Hey, I'm really sorry for knocking over the cereal pyramid, I didn't mean to.
    Store Clerk Girl: Oh, don't worry about it. Hey, listen, I'm the queen of knocking stuff over. You should have seen the mess I made with the soda pop tower.
  • Obsessive Hobby Episode: In "Tote Life," the bears get shamed by a grocery clerk for using plastic bags, so they buy tote bags. They then become obsessed with collecting them, and their collection becomes harmful to the forest's wildlife. An EPA agent intervenes and points out that the situation is ironic since the whole point of reusable bags is that you don't have to buy a lot of them and they're less bad for the environment. The bears then donate their collection to some beavers to build their dam with.
  • Older Than They Look: A flashback to Tabes' childhood in "Creature Mysteries" shows that Charlie looked exactly the same as he does in the present. "El Oso," which takes place in 1913, confirms that he is over 100 years old, with an implication he might be from the dinosaur age.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: It's implied that Ice Bear may not be Ice Bear's real name, seeing as how nobody but himself ever refers to him like that. Grizz called Ice Bear "Po" once, possibly short for "Polar Bear."
    • Panda, who is referred to as "Pan Pan," may be a subversion. "Pan Pan" means "hope" or "expectation" in Chinese and was the name of a giant panda who lived from 1985 to 2016, believed to have fathered about 130 or more descendants, until his death at age 31 in December 2016.
    • Ranger Tabes calls Panda "Stripes."
  • Orphaned Punchline: In "Coffee Cave," we catch the very end of a joke Grizz is telling to the cafe-goers: "And then I realized, I was wearing his shoes!"
  • Origins Episode: "Yuri and the Bear" shows Ice Bear's life before Grizzly and Panda and how he became so skilled with axes and cooking. It doesn't explain how he met them, though.
    • "Panda 2" shows Panda's life before Grizzly and Ice Bear, as he lives in an isolated area and explains his obsession with anime and need to make contact with the outside world.
    • "Family Troubles" shows Grizzly's life before Panda and Ice Bear as a Former Child Star in a Canadian sitcom and probably explains why he views them as family.
  • Parental Abandonment: They seem to have been abandoned in a cardboard box together when they were cubs. The Baby Bears Origins Episodes imply they were orphaned separately.
  • Pesky Pigeons: We Bare Bears features an entire underworld pigeon cartel that engage in all manner of shady activities. The first episode reveals that they're engaging in specific forms of burglary, but they return in future episodes to cause more trouble, such as trying to sell off illicit shipments of sriracha hot sauce.
  • Pin-Pulling Teeth: Parodied in "The Kitty," where Grizzly throws a ball of yarn like a grenade in the hopes of distracting some cougars that broke into the Bears' cave and bites a bit off the end before throwing it.
  • The Promposal: In "Log Ride," a boy does this during the titular ride, holding a sign that reads "PROM?" while his picture is being taken.
  • Potty Emergency: Panda has one in the short "Potty Time."
    • Grizzly has one in "Planet Bears" when he needs to use the restroom but can't get the door open.
  • Potty Failure: In "Potty Time," just when Panda finds a bathroom, the woman they met before hugs him, which results in him wetting himself on her.
    • In "Planet Bears," when the store guard catches up to Grizzly, he mentions that he doesn't need to go anymore...
  • Pun-Based Title: In Latin America, the show is named Escandalosos, which literally means "scandalous males." It's also a pun because it combines the words "escandalo" (scandal) and "osos" (bears).
  • Really 700 Years Old: Charlie in "El Oso," who is at least 100 years old (if not older), when he meets an outlaw named "El Oso," over a century before encountering the bears.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Grizzly is red and Ice Bear is blue.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter:
    • The three bears. Even more so when they are cubs.
    • Nom Nom as well, at least when he's not being a stuck-up Jerkass.
  • Rip Van Tinkle: Ice Bear at the end of "Frozen Ice," after the ice cube he was stuck in melts.
  • The Rival: In the opening, Nom Nom the koala throws a plastic bottle at Panda to make him drop his drink. In "Viral Video," he invites Grizzly to his limo, only to have him thrown out when it suits him.
  • Running Gag:
    • Things concerning Panda's rear end are becoming a trend.
    • Nobody saying Ice Bear's name, except for Ice Bear. Subverted in "Video Date," when Celine said his name when asking who Ice Bear is when he accidentally said his name while posing as Panda.
    • Generally, putting clothing on them results in them enjoying their new life before said life becomes too much for them to bear.
    • Whenever one of the bears says the word "dingle," someone present will treat it as if they said a swear.
  • Sadist Teacher: Professor Lampwick, who initially gives Chloe a failing grade, then he puts the pressure on her after his kidnapping when he only gives her five minutes to find the equivalent point of sodium hydroxide; Chloe succeeds in passing the make-up test, and afterwards, Lampwick doesn't press charges but commends her for being the first student to get it right in a limited amount of time.
  • Secret Test of Character: In "Professor Lampwick," the titular Professor employs one when he gives Chloe five minutes to find the equivalence point of sodium hydroxide:
    Professor Lampwick (gives a slow clap with his untied hands): Bravo, Ms. Park! A tad unorthodox, to be sure, but very well done.
    Chloe: (shocked) You- you untied yourself?
    Professor Lampwick: Oh yes, I've been untied for some time now. I wanted to see you perform under pressure, and I must say that you delivered. I'll count this as an extra credit; that should make up for the lab.
    Chloe: What? Hang on, you're not going to press charges?
    Professor Lampwick: My dear Ms. Park, do you really think you're the first student to kidnap me over a grade? Heh. You are, however, the first to get it right. Auf Wiedersehen!
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Panda is the former, while Ice Bear and Grizzly are the latter.
  • Shown Their Work:
    • Being made by a former Pixar artist, the show is very accurate with the geography of the Bay Area.
    • Every now and then, real-life facts about bears are thrown in.
      • For starters, Grizzly is able to adjust in the woods since it's the natural habitat of a grizzly bear, Ice Bear is the tallest due to the fact polar bears are the largest members of the bear family, and Panda is a vegetarian because giant pandas are the most herbivorous of bears.
      • In "Chloe," during the bears' Q&A session with Chloe's class, Grizz holds up Panda's paw to display his sesamoid, while Ice Bear shows off his claws and foot pads. The panda's "thumb," which may have evolved for life in the trees and now helps them eat bamboo, is one of the things that sets it apart from other bears. And polar bear paws are perfectly adapted to a life on the ice and snow.
      • In "Burrito," both Panda and Ice Bear are shown to be disgusted by the smell Grizzly's titular Companion Cube is giving off, but Ice Bear has a more animated and extreme reaction. This is because polar bears have the best sense of smell of any bear, capable of smelling seals through three feet of ice, and females receptive to breeding from over a hundred miles away. It's only natural that he would have the more sensitive nose, and he is later seen with wads of tissues shoved into his nostrils to block the scent.
      • In "Hibernation," while stating facts from a book on pandas, Panda refers to pandas as carnivores. Despite pandas having a mostly herbivorous diet, their digestive system is actually better suited for eating meat, which would classify them as true carnivores. Although, he might have meant carnivores as in members of the Carnivora family group, which bears belong to. In that same episode, Panda also mentions a real-life fact about pandas having a lining in their throats as protection from bamboo splinters. Zig-Zagged with Ice Bear's claim that female polar bears den up for winter (they only do that when they're pregnant, plus it's not really hibernating).
      • In "The Audition," Ice Bear mentions that pandas are raccoons, which Panda denies, stating that "a bunch of scientists confirmed pandas are bears." At first, scientists debated whether pandas are bears or raccoons since they share characteristics with both animals before molecular studies confirmed pandas are indeed bears.
      • In "The Perfect Tree," it would be natural for Ice Bear to dive into a frozen pond (to rescue a turkey) and come out unaffected by the freezing cold water, as polar bears have dense fur and thick layers of blubber which protects them from the extremely frigid temperatures of not only the Arctic but also its waters.
      • The Bears going crazy for honey in "Beehive." While this may seem unsurprising, it's been observed that bears really do tend to go nuts when they come across honey.
      • "More Everyone's Tube" shows accurate scientific names for Grizzly (Ursus arctos), Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), and Ice Bear (Ursus maritimus).
    • The science museum from "Chloe and Ice Bear" is greatly based on the real-life California Academy of Sciences located in San Francisco, such as including a Tyrannosaurus skeleton at the lobby, an aquarium, a rainforest exhibit, a planetarium, and the albino alligator as a star attraction. The major difference is that the animal diorama hall has a tiger display when the real-life exhibition features only African animals.
    • Also from "Chloe and Ice Bear," the alligator eats the jelly sandwich Chloe used to lure it out. Real-life crocodilians are known to eat fruit.
    • In "Yard Sale," Grizzly goes through the entire episode with giant foam fists stuck on his hands. He wasn't able to get them off. At the end of the episode, the bears end up helping a woman deliver a baby, and when Grizzly approaches the baby and says hello, it effortlessly takes the giant fists off him. Although this example is Played for Laughs, newborn babies actually have enough grip strength to fully support themselves by one hand. It baffles scientists why they have such strength and why they lose it after a few months.
    • In "Nom Nom's Entourage," Nom Nom mentions he refuses to eat leaves on a plate and instead requires them still on a branch. While this may seem like him being spoiled as usual, this is real-life behavior of koalas because they cannot adapt to changes in routine due to their small brains, and thus they don't know what to do with eucalyptus leaves when they're presented on a plate because they normally eat them while they're still on the tree.
    • In general, Nom Nom's Hair-Trigger Temper and bad attitude, in spite of his role as a cute internet star, stem from the fact that koalas are aggressive and territorial despite their cuddly appearances.
    • In "The Nom Nom Show", Panda mentions Nom Nom can't drink regular water. This is Truth in Television for koalas, as they can only ingest eucalyptus to the point water makes them sick.
    • Unlike their domesticated relatives, wild turkeys are capable of flight and quite good at it too, as demonstrated by the ones from "The Perfect Tree," when they retrieve Chloe's selected Christmas tree after it fell into a ravine.
    • In "I Am Ice Bear," Grizzly and Panda consult an internet video on head injuries to solve the problem of Ice Bear's amnesia, only to find that it ends with the "specially trained physician" shrugging and saying he doesn't know what the cure is. While real-life medical science has confirmed that blows to the head can cause memory loss, it has absolutely no clue how to fix this (albeit to insist that a second blow isn't the answer).
    • In "Beehive," it is pointed out honeybees die after they sting, since their stingers get ripped off and this causes extreme damage to their exoskeletons. It's also how Tabes gets the bears to snap out of their mind control from the bees.
    • Ralph, a yeti, is bigger and meaner than Charlie, a bigfoot. According to folklore, yetis are larger and more aggressive than bigfeet. Also, while him living in North America may be a cryptozoological case of Misplaced Wildlife as yetis are better known to live in the Himalayas, some people have reported to have seen yetis on Mount Shasta.
    • Kazumi, the Japanese ramen shop owner from "Ramen," is shown to have a disdain for raccoons. Raccoons were introduced to Japan in the 1970s, due to the popularity of the anime adaptation of the children's book Rascal, and have become pests there ever since.
  • Show Within a Show: There are several of them. There's Action Buddies, a long-running action movie franchise that's been going since the bears were cubs and has more than a dozen entries. (The episode "Road Trip" briefly shows a TV screen with a title card for Action Buddies XIV.) There's Korean drama My Sassy Heart, which is a favorite of Panda Bear, and the same episode that introduces that one also has Hotdog Ninja. Grizzly is actually making one himself - the Crowbar Jones series.
  • Sitcom Character Archetypes: All three fit, though Grizzly is a slightly more nuanced take in that, while he's a goofball wisecracking character, he avoids the more modern take of being a jerk.
  • Slice of Life: The show generally revolves around the bears trying to adapt to human society, wandering the city, and taking part in human activities. Most episodes are heavily focused on common aspects of modern human society, such as environmentalism, online dating, social media, and Internet culture. About the closest thing the show has ever come to touching upon supernatural or fantasy forces is in the episode "Jean Jacket," where a leather jacket seems to bring the bears good luck but also keeps mysteriously returning to them after vain attempts to get rid of it.
  • Starstruck Speechless: In "The Mall," Panda and his human counterpart Tom are waiting in line to meet pop singer Estellar (played by Estelle, who sings the show's theme song) when they get in an altercation with two other people on the line, who chase them across the mall. In the end, they all meet Estellar, and Panda, Tom, and the two bullies chasing them are so starstruck that all they can do is stand there in a blissful trance and say "Estellar."
  • Stealth Pun: In "Charlie Ball," you have three NBA teams represented: the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Portland Trail Blazers. And then you have Grizzly, who, even though he's not wearing an NBA uniform, might be seen as a hidden reference to the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Stylistic Suck:
    • Panda's artistic skills. While he's honestly not that much of a Terrible Artist, he still has a blatant habit of reusing identical facial features and expressions, best exemplified in "Our Stuff," where he's tasked with creating mugshots of dozens of different people, and they all look neither different nor accurate.
    • The video the bears substitute for Chloe's presentation is made of this.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • During the basketball game in "Our Stuff," Ice Bear distracts the opposing player with fancy dribbling skills ala The Harlem Globetrotters; the opposing player simply steals the ball away.
    • In "Food Truck," Ice Bear builds a food truck so the bears can sell their calzones, but by the end of the episode, the park ranger gives the bears a ticket for selling food without a permit and driving an unregistered truck (not to mention feeding the other animals at the park).
    • In "Burrito," after spending several days with it without eating it, Grizzly's burrito eventually goes bad and smells.
    • "Primal" is kicked off by Grizzly taking Panda and Ice Bear into the woods, deliberately getting themselves lost to "be one with nature." This results in the bears getting attacked by ants, and Panda and Ice Bear nearly starving because Grizz can't pull up any fish in a polluted lake.
    • "Nom Nom" shows the drawbacks of being The Quiet One. After falling into a Pit Trap dug by Nom Nom, Ice Bear fails to get someone's attention because he used his calm voice to call for help rather than yelling.
    • In "Chloe," the teacher scolds Chloe about the bears' awful presentation, and it nearly drives her to tears. Chloe may be smart enough to get into college, but she's still just a little girl.
    • In "Panda's Daydream," Panda is waiting in line at the video game store when the guy in front of him lets his friend cut in line in front of him. After several Imagine Spots of confronting the line cutter, Panda ultimately does nothing.
    • When the bears visit the doctor in "Bear Cleanse," their physical exam shows their health is in poor condition as a result of eating only human foods throughout the series. The doctor has to put them on a diet of what their species naturally eat in order to improve their health.
    • Also from "Bear Cleanse," Ice Bear has the most difficult time trying to follow his diet because seal meat is hard to come by, so he steals a live seal from the zoo. After he spends about half of the episode preparing to eat it, he ends up growing attached to the seal (he never even tries to kill the poor thingnote ), but by then the seal is dying of dehydration, and Ice Bear is forced to return it to the sea.
    • In "The Perfect Tree," Grizzly simply throws the Christmas lights onto the Parks' house, expecting them to somehow elaborately decorate the whole house like in cartoons. The lights just end up hanging on the roof of the front door.
    • In "Bro Brawl," during the cooking competition, the judge says that Ice Bear and Issac's dishes are both amazing and was about to declare a tie until he found a strand of Ice Bear's fur in the food, so he declares Issac's dish the winner. Considering that Ice Bear is entirely covered in fur and he doesn't wear anything to prevent his fur from falling into the food, this was bound to happen sooner or later and it's quite surprising that no one noticed this until now.
    • At the end of "Anger Management," Nom Nom terminates Grizzly's role as his personal anger management partner, saying that he's rich and famous and will figure something out himself. Come "Vacation," he's so stressed out by his lifestyle, it's literally killing him. Apparently, just because his emotions are tamed doesn't mean he'll stay mentally healthy. He still has other issues to deal with and still needs support and therapy more than he thinks.
    • "Googs" has the bears winning a competition and a tour of the titular company, where they are shown a presentation on virtual reality headsets upon entering. After seemingly taking off the headsets, they go through a series of events that lead to Panda's death from being shot into the sun inside a rocket ship, much to his brothers' horror. Then it's revealed they didn't actually take the virtual reality headsets off, revealing that it was just another simulation that the company's owner claims it's for "research" and innocently asks if it was entertaining for them. Instead of being relieved, the bears are not amused by this at all, having found the experience to be traumatic and sincerely thought everything was real, deciding not to continue with the real tour.
  • Talking Animal: The three bears, Charlie and Ralph the cryptids, and Nom Nom the koala. The spiders from the pilot and the titular hamster from the short "Nom Nom vs. Hamster" are revealed to be able to speak as well, meaning there could be more talking animals.
  • Television Geography: In "Bear Squad," the Bears' address is revealed to be Bear Cave, Forest, Bay Area 91502. In real life, 91502 is one of the ZIP codes for Burbank, CA, which is about 375 miles or so southeast of San Francisco Bay.
  • Third-Person Person:
    • Ice Bear talks about Ice Bear in this manner.
    • Yuri, who passed most of Ice Bear's personality traits onto him, speaks in this way also.
  • Throwing The Match: Double Subverted in "Panda's Sneeze". In a "cute-off" competition to determine whether Panda or Nom Nom is the more popular Internet viral star, Panda approaches Nom Nom, who offers the reluctant Panda a chance for the attention to go away if he agrees to lose.
    Nom Nom: I'm gonna cut to the chase with you, Panda: We want different things. I want to be number one again; you want out of the cute game, and back to your cool guy life, yes?
    Panda: Yeah, exactly.
    Nom Nom: Yeah, so how how do we solve this dilemma?
    Panda: Uh, I don't know.
    Nom Nom: You let me win. If you throw this fight and lose, everything will go back to normal. Finally, this nightmare will be over for both of us.
    Panda: Hmm, you really think that could work?
    Nom Nom: Oh yeah, it'll work. Just remember the plan: I'll be cute, and you'll be... what?
    Panda: Cool?
    Nom Nom: Exactly! Do we have a deal?
    Panda: Yeah. [Panda and Nom Nom shake paws]
    • As the competition progresses, Panda is encouraged by Grizz and Ice Bear, eventually accepting his role:
    Grizzly: Hey, what's going on? Why aren't you doing your cute thing?
    Panda: I don't want to be cute, I want to be cool like you.
    Grizzly: Listen, man, cute is what makes you cool. That's why all these people came out to see you.
    Panda: Do you really think I'm cool?
    Grizzly: Man, you got famous on the Internet, you got on a talk show, you are the coolest.
    Ice Bear: Ice Bear thinks you're precious.
    Panda: Aww, thanks, you guys.
    • Panda makes a comeback, turning the tables on Nom Nom, who hits him with a feather pillow after he's been double-crossed by Panda.
    Nom Nom: Arrgh! You big dummy! You had one job to do! You were supposed to lose, LO-SE!
    • One of the feathers aggravates Panda's allergies and changes his "baby sneeze" with a gross-sounding allergic one, with the fans losing interest in the contest and no official winner, even though Nom Nom would beg to differ with the results.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Nom Nom in "Vacation," when Grizzly is hired as his therapy animal helper and helps him through an ordeal, shows some appreciation for Grizz and allows him to stay at the health spa while taking time to unstress himself en route to regaining popularity.
  • Unconventional Food Usage: The episode "Burrito" is about Grizzly becoming friends with a gigantic burrito and refusing to part with it. It's later revealed that this is because the burrito reminds him of a fireman's arm that he clung to when he was saved in a storm.
  • Unexpectedly Dark Episode:
    • "Burrito" plays like a normal comedic episode where Grizzly clings to a huge burrito instead of eating it. When Panda and Ice Bear try to keep it away from him and accidentally destroy it, Grizzly ponders why he got so attached to it. The Sudden Downer Ending reveals that Grizzly was trapped on top of a tall tree as a cub and was rescued by a fireman. The fireman had a safety band around his arm for Grizz to hold on to, which is what the warm burrito reminded him of when he hugged it.
    • "Primal," the episode right after, has the three bears trapped in the wilderness after Grizzly tries to help them live out their natural ways instead of living at home with technology. Panda and Ice Bear end up reverting to their primal bear natures and actually attack Grizz, their own brother, because they aren't anthropomorphic anymore.
    • In "Hurricane Hal," Chloe and Ice Bear are almost killed by a subway train when they try to find cover from the hurricane by going underground. They only survive because a chain of events unknowingly caused by the other bears in different places causes the power to go out, making the train stop just in time.
    • The climax of "Googs" has the bears being sent into space on a ship, and their attempts to turn it back to Earth directs it towards the sun instead, and the escape pod only has room for two. Panda ends up going into the sun while Grizz and Ice Bear watch helplessly... then it turns out to just be a simulation that Ari Curd, the owner of Googs, subjected them to for "Research purposes." They are not happy about this at all.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: People don't seem to be too concerned by bears walking around San Francisco. At most they find them annoying. Chloe doesn't even notice the bear stack when she walks right past them on campus. They were partially standing in a small bush and had to call out to her to get her attention.
  • The Voiceless: Ice Bear makes literally not a sound in the cub flashback episodes, except in "Yuri and the Bear."
  • Weirdness Magnet: When something strange happens in the Bay Area, it's usually to the bears; they've made friends with a Sasquatch, butted heads with the criminal "Pigeon Cartel" on numerous occasions, chased down rogue delivery drones with a hot-blooded park ranger, nearly gotten eaten by a giant goldfish, and more.
  • Who Would Want to Watch Us?: Lampshaded in "Family Troubles" when Baby Grizzly is starring in a Canadian sitcom:
    Baby Grizzly: Man, if we had another family member, I wonder who would it be? An eccentric but wise neighbor? Some sassy, independent old ladies? Two other kinds of bears? Nah, nobody would watch a show like that.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: The Baby Bears episodes, which feature the bears' adventures as cubs.
    • "El Oso" takes place over 100 years ago, confirming that Charlie is much older than he seems.
  • The Wonka: "The Money Man" features Dr. Harold J. Bean, an elderly, senile professor with a touch of nearsightedness who donated the funds for the science lab, and is the science fair's judge, with Chloe and her device that can read people's thoughts and visually display them on a monitor competing with Saanvi Patel's Amaze Navi, a lost device finder that can also help to solve maze puzzles, as the main entries. He ultimately chooses a jock who drew a face on a basketball with a magic marker as the winning project, thinking that it's a basketball with a personality.



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