Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch!

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  • TV-G
  • 1971
  • 1 Season
  • 6.3  (648)

Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch! was a cartoon TV show that aired on CBS from September 1971 to August 1972. The show followed the misadventures of a group of bears who lived in the Wonderland Zoo, in the fictional city of Shaggyville. The bears consisted of Hair Bear, who was the leader of the group; Bubi Bear, who was the brainy one; and Square Bear, who was the bumbling yet lovable bear. Together, they plotted and schemed to escape from their zoo enclosure and enjoy a life of freedom outside the confines of the zoo. To achieve this, they would come up with elaborate plans and inventions, often with disastrous results.

The show was voiced by a talented ensemble cast, which included John Stephenson as Hair Bear, Paul Winchell as Bubi Bear, Joe E. Ross as Square Bear, and Daws Butler as the zookeeper, Mr. Peevly. The female cast members included Joan Gerber, Lennie Weinrib, and Janet Waldo, among others.

The animation style of the show was typical of the era, with bright colors and simple designs that would appeal to children. The show's humor was aimed at a young audience, with jokes and gags that were easy to understand and often involved slapstick and physical comedy.

One of the show's standout aspects was its catchy theme song, which was composed by Hoyt Curtin and featured the lyrics "Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch! / Just look for them, they're never around / When you're looking for fun, they're the best in town / Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch!"

Despite its short run, Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch! has become something of a cult classic among fans of vintage cartoons. Its popularity has inspired merchandise such as T-shirts, posters, and toy figurines, and the show has been featured in various retrospectives on classic cartoons.

Overall, Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch! was a lighthearted and fun cartoon that provided entertainment and laughter for children during the early 1970s. Its memorable characters, catchy theme song, and wholesome humor are sure to continue to delight new generations of viewers for years to come.

Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch! is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on September 11, 1971.

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Kling Klong Versus the Masked Marvel
16. Kling Klong Versus the Masked Marvel
January 8, 1972
In a scheme to win $500, the hair Bears match Bananas against the Masked Marvel in a wrestling contest.
The Diet Caper
15. The Diet Caper
December 18, 1971
In an effort to complement their daily rations of bear food, the Hair Bears attempt to tunnel out of the zoo, but Peevly and Botch discover the escape and give chase.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
14. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
December 11, 1971
While auditioning for the parts of the three bears in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Peevly catches up with them.
Unbearably Peevly
13. Unbearably Peevly
December 4, 1971
Peevly and Botch make strange bedfellows when they don bear costumes and invite themselves over for a stay in the Hair Bears' cave.
The Bear Who Came to Dinner
12. The Bear Who Came to Dinner
November 27, 1971
In order to prevent being deported to the National Park, Square Bear feigns a broken bone while his companions carry through with the act of convincingly accusing Peevly of criminal neglect.
Close Circuit TV
11. Close Circuit TV
November 20, 1971
Peevly becomes a Big Brother to the animals when he installs a closed circuit television system throughout the zoo to scan any shenanigans.
Panda Pandamonium
10. Panda Pandamonium
November 13, 1971
The Hair Bears have their paws full when they are ordered by Peevly to baby-sit Peter Panda, a mischievous little bear who was on its way to the St. Louis Zoo before being misplaced.
Gobs of Gobaloons
9. Gobs of Gobaloons
November 6, 1971
The Hair Bears discover the treasure map of Redbeard The Pirate while clearing trees to make way for a new parking lot.
Ark Lark
8. Ark Lark
October 30, 1971
When the animals are told by Peevly to come up with suggestions on how to make the zoo more popular, Hair Bear has the brainstorm of building an ark in the park to re-enact the story of Noah.
I'll Zoo You Later
7. I'll Zoo You Later
October 23, 1971
The Hair Bears voluntarily move to the National Forest after Peevly impounds them in a two-by-four foot cage for bad behavior.
Love Bug Bungle
6. Love Bug Bungle
October 16, 1971
The Hair Bears resort to playing cupid after Peevly transfers Arnie, a lovesick gorilla, to their cage as punishment.
No Space Like Home
5. No Space Like Home
October 9, 1971
The Hair Bears' dream of travel to the outside world skyrocket when they answer a help-wanted ad from Professor Neilsen Rockabuilt, offering a job for three persons who seek good pay, adventure, and fame.
Bridal Boo Boo
4. Bridal Boo Boo
October 2, 1971
In order to get Peevly out of their hair, the Hair Bears hit on a plan to get him romantically involved.
Raffle Ruckus
3. Raffle Ruckus
September 25, 1971
Hair Bear is in for a real surprise when he wins both the zoo and Peevly's position in a fixed raffle.
Rare Bear Bungle
2. Rare Bear Bungle
September 18, 1971
The Hair Bears fall short on southern hospitality when they wrongly conclude their new roommate is a spy for Peevly and ship the bear out of the zoo on a tourist bus.
Keep Your Keeper
1. Keep Your Keeper
September 11, 1971
The Hair Bears introduce Peevly to an imaginary 10-foot rabbit named Arnie to convince him that he is overworked and needs a vacation.
Where to Watch Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch! is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch! on demand at Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 11, 1971
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (648)