Pa Bear

Pa Bear

Pa Bear is a minor character from Looney Tunes, who in Animaniacs. only appears in the episode, Garage Sale of the Century. He is very greedy.

Looney Tunes

In the original Looney Tunes, Pa Bear varied in appearance and personality. In one Looney Tune, Pa Bear was portrayed as a tall and rather jolly bear who'd read the story earlier in Reader's Digest. In another, he was depicted as very stout and grumpy because neither Ma Bear or Junior Bear can recite their lines properly. In any case, Pa Bear is always the leader of the Bear family. Pa Bear mainly appeared in Goldilocks and the Three Bears stories, that always had a twist (such as Bugs Bunny charming Ma Bear).

Pa Bear: My porridge is too hot.

Ma Bear: My porridge... is, too cold.

Junior: Someone's sleeping in my bed.

Tiny Toon Adventures

In a twist of those Looney Tunes shorts, a Tiny Toons segment called Bear Necessities features a modernized version of the story, where Pa Bear has worked hard to "climb up the corporate ladder" and buy a lot of neat new items for Junior, who doesn't find the new toys all that nice. Pa is actually quite grumpy in this one, probably because he doesn't get a happy ending.

Pa Bear: You don't need friends, Junior, you have a computer!!

Pa Bear: My porridge is too hot!

Ma Bear: My porridge is on fire!

Junior: Uh, my porridge is nuclear waste.


He only appeared once in Animaniacs. He is shown to have a happier disposition, a taller stature, and a less honest income than his Tiny Toon counterpart.

Garage Sale of the Century

In this episode, Pa Bear is shown as a swindler. He sells absolutely useless and broken items as novelty for an absurd price (apparently with 100% sales tax), and never gives a refund willingly. He gets angry, however, when the Warners come to bargain for his garage (with his quirky remote and Wakko's Don Knotts videos in the deal), until he is raided for all his money.

Also unlike in Tiny Toons, Pa Bear is more sad than angry about how he lost everything.

Voice Actors

  1. Mel Blanc (1944)
  2. Billy Bletcher
  3. Frank Welker (Tiny Toons)
  4. Edward Asner (Animaniacs)
  5. Will Ryan (Looney Tunes: Back in Action)
  6. Maurice LaMarche (Looney Tunes Show)
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