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Help – it’s the Hair Bear Bunch!

Bloody hippiesTHE HORROR. Yet more mangy mutts from Hanna-Barbera’s lost weekend that was the mid-70s. Here we have three bears in a zoo, to wit : Hair (blonde afro, sub-BILKO voice), Square (big, deep voice, Kangol hat) and Booby bear (short, hat again, sub-Stanley Unwin gibberish talk). Trio would repeatedly sneak out to “have fun”, much to the chagrin of zoo owner Mr (Eustace P.) Peevley and his fat idiot assistant Botch (voiced by JOE “OOH! OOH!” E. ROSS of BILKO fame, but also [cref 2791 HONG KONG PHOOEY]). Usual H-B obsession with gimmicks: luxurious bears cave, with beds, fridge, TV etc. all folded into the walls at the first sign of the keepers. Uber-alarmist sentiments of programme title resoundingly not borne out by decidedly non-menacing aspects of featured critters.



  1. Arthur Nibble

    July 22, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Happy days! Reminds me of the time I said “Ooh! Ooh! Mister Peevley!” to a mate at a football game and he promptly spurted out his yoghourt while laughing uncontrollably – yes, I’m the sort of bloke who knows yoghourt-eating groundhoppers!

  2. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Really, what was that invisible motorbike thing all about? Eh? Answer me that one.
    Useless trivia – the animators behind the Hair Bear Bunch (and a couple of Hanna-Barbera voice artists) moonlit on a long-forgotten 1976 porno animation, ‘Once Upon A Girl’, featuring filthy versions of Mother Goose stories.

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