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The Bear (or known simply as "Bear") is a rather rude British teddy bear and the main antagonist of the series. He originated from the adult sitcom, Bo' Selecta!. He then went on to have his own show called A Bear's Tail, which came from the Christmas pilot. He is a teddy bear, who always wears black glasses. It is also revealed in one episode that the Bear hates Christmas. The Bear also curses a lot. He dislikes his friend, Steven the Ginger Squirrel. He also likes berries. Since the end of A Bear's Tail, the Bear has featured in Bo' in the USA. He is played by Leigh Francis.

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Personality

The Bear often flirts with women, who guest-star on the show. In an episode of Bo' Selecta!, it was revealed that he used to have a problem, which caused him to shout out bad words at anyone. He has, however, broke the habit by thinking of women to take his mind off of it. After fantasizing about women, his tail will pop out. He gets it to "go away" by saying, "Christine Hamilton.", three times, as seen in an episode, in which Christine Hamilton, herself guest starred in. However, when Christine guest-starred in an episode, the Bear had to say it in his mind.

Friends and Family

The Bear often speaks about his parents, who left him behind and went to Alaska. They did appear in an episode of A Bear's Tail and wanted him back. They soon saw how well he was getting on in his new home and let him stay. The only other relative is his uncle, who is a dancing bear. The Bear stated that he was chained up by his nose and once tried to escape and ripped half his nose off and had to have it stitched up.

The Bear's only seen friend is Steven, who always has something rude to say. It is never clear what he says, because he squeaks, but the Bear usually translates it and explains what rude thing, that Steven has said. The Bear usually throws insults at Steven, such as "knobjocky" and even tells Steven to "fuck off".

Bedtime with the Bear

For the first series of Bo' Selecta!, the Bear had a talk show in his treehouse on Hampstead Heath called Bedtime with the Bear, which featured women, who he would ask rude questions to. The format changed slightly for series 2, which featured him still hosting a talk show, but with one difference: A bedtime story. Bedtime stories feature the Bear, spotting something rude, that the guests are doing to the guest's surprise. This usually gives him an erection.

As of series 3 of Bo' Selecta!, the Bear had his own part on Avid Merrion's talk show. He would speak to guests as usual in the same dirty manner, except it featured him on an actual talk show set.

A Bear's Tail

In his own spin-off series, the Bear was adopted by the Hennersons after they ran him over in their car at Christmas. The mother of the family was played by Patsy Kensit, who adored the Bear. The father though, who was played by Sean Pertwee, hated the Bear after he thought that the Bear was stealing his wife. There was also a stroppy teenage daughter, Lillian Hennerson, who would argue with the Bear.

The series only lasted for one year, as Leigh Francis decided to bring back Bo' Selecta!, but in America.

Bo' in the USA

Leigh Francis brought Bo' Selecta! back as "Bo'" in the United States of America, in which it featured the whole series in America, instead of Britain. The Bear (and many other celebrities) are staying at the Merrion Hotel. The Bear is currently friends with Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in Austin Powers. Verne wants to revamp the Bear's show, because he thought that A Bear's Tail was rubbish, along with many other characters.

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