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Pa sees a want ad calling for vaudeville acts and tries to whip the family into shape for the job. Pa winds up being the only one getting whipped.

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Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Pa Bear Shout (voice)
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Storyline

While eating breakfast, Papa Bear reads a newspaper advertisement for a trick bear act and decides his family will audition for said act. The bear family practices each act, but Junior Bear continuously ruins the rehearsal (usually through his stupidity or weight). In the end, a frustrated Papa Bear discovers the ad in question came from a April 1928 newspaper. He tries to commit suicide but is saved by Junior, who gets clocked for his trouble! Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Akrobat oh See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

In the beginning of the show, Pa Bear is shown reading a newspaper with a Bugs Bunny comic strip on it. It is later revealed that the newspaper he was reading was dated in the year 1928. This is ten years before the Bugs Bunny character was created. See more »

Quotes

Pa Bear: What did I do to deserve such a family?
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Connections

Follows The Bee-Deviled Bruin (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Perpetual Motion
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Music by Johann Strauss
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Ain't child abuse funny?!
6 August 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Although the cartoons with the three MAJORLY dysfunctional bears are not particularly famous, I think Warner Brothers really had something with them. They only appeared in a few cartoons, but every one I've seen made me laugh very hard. While "Bear Feat" isn't quite as good as they were when they were paired with Bugs Bunny, it was very, very good.

The cartoon begins with the three bears at home. Papa reads in the paper that the circus is looking for performing bears and is determined that the family could get rich this way. So, the rest of the cartoon has the family trying LOTS of insane stunts--making it look a bit like a Wiley Coyote and Road Runner cartoon. As usual, Junior is a total idiot, Mama is ineffectual and quiet and Papa is an insanely angry bear, indeed. It's hilarious seeing him lose his temper and physically abuse his son! Really. Though, if you think about it, it's VERY unsettling as the cartoon seems like an endorsement for child abuse and suicide! My advise is to turn off that nagging part of your brain that thinks and just enjoy--I know my daughter and I laughed our heads off!


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