Hutch Carpenter
Why is Papa Bear such the dufus in the Berenstein Bears books? Giving us Dads a bad name...
Well, why is Mama bear such a busybody knowitall poking her snout into everything that's fun? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That's true. Mama Bear is a killjoy. - Hutch Carpenter
Papa Bear has issues and Mama Bear is the TSA. - Bill Sodeman
TSA? Time and Space Averaging? Training Services Authority? Toxic Shock Antigen? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Are we learning about the relationship of Stan and Jan Berenstein here? - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
OE - that's a thought. Cartoons as biography. - Hutch Carpenter
I always imagined it must be them, really. Well, for the past year because that's how long we've been in Canada watching Treehouse! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hutch - Stan's obit in NYT from Nov 2005 touches briefly the same topic - - Atul Arora
Atul - thx for that link. I like this quote: Charles Krauthammer, in a 1989 column in The Washington Post, referred to "the postfeminist Papa Bear" as "the Alan Alda of Grizzlies, a wimp so passive and fumbling he makes Dagwood Bumstead look like Batman." - Hutch Carpenter