International Bear of Misery

From the BBC, it’s Misery Bear Goes To London, from the filmmakers who brought you Misery Bear Attempts to Change Planes at Heathrow, and Misery Bear Gets Strip-Searched in Customs.

More Misery Bear here! Nice work, Nat S.!

Comments

  1. Like Paddington! Is he from Northern Peru? Poor little fella, not everybody is cut out for the big city.

  2. hahah

  3. Queen of Dork says:

    I think this is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

  4. oh poor widdle bear.
    he’s so adorabuhls…

  5. this definitely needs a “Cute or Sad?” tag.

  6. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Sneezy: Good point!

  7. O NO (he/she/or it) DI'UNT!!!!! says:

    ….Submitted for your (“approval”?) consideration:

    Signed,
    An Enquiring Mind

  8. I’m with sneezy! I don’t expect tear-jerkers at cute overload!! Poor bear :'(

  9. Sheeeeeee’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly….sad music for a cute but sad bear.

  10. Rachael says:

    Oh noes! I watched all the Misery Bear videos and now I’m so sad. This little guy sure could use a friend. :(

  11. Elisha B. says:

    But that’s what makes it so cute…’cause it is sad. But we know that teddy bears in real life make us feel better…..at least I hope so!

  12. Rivershine says:

    Cute bear, but now I’m depressed. :(

  13. Why the depressing song about getting an abortion?

  14. Reminds me of Mr. Bill from the old Saturday Night Live, poor baby.

    Then again I’m a sucker for that kind of thing, I teared up at the Ikea commercial about the old lamp being discarded.

  15. Must go hug my teddy bear now…

  16. A. Non! says:

    OK friends, this is a fictional story about a teddy bear. Don’t get depressed.

    However, I simultaneously laughed and teared up at the postcard. This is why we’re all speaking English; the Brits have the ability to conquer the world with their broadcasting. Though maybe all those firearms helped too.

    And the Valentine’s Day Misery Bear is a must-see.

  17. I’m not much taller than Misery Bear, so my first trip to London was a lot like his. (Subsequent trips got better.)

  18. KatieKae says:

    Ya, this is totally depressing. . . even though its about a fictional bear. :(

  19. Love this.

  20. That’s “darkest Peru,” Theresa.

  21. Thanks for your kind words, everyone. My new movie – Misery Bear’s Picnic – is going to be on the BBC’s website in the next week or so. I hope you swing by to check it.

    MBx

  22. Can’t wait, MB!

  23. 260Oakley says:

    Poor Misery Bear. I’d like to invite him out to dinner, but it looks like he’s already stuffed.

  24. Jennifer says:

    lol I died when he was trying to refill his Oyster card and then got squashed on the tube. His Christmas and Valentine adventures are too depressing though :( I want to see Misery Bear win a little!

  25. osloman says:

    was this a commercial or what?

  26. You guys think this one is sad should watch the rest of the series. Poor little bear. I would be his friend. :(

  27. I love Misery Bear and was so happy to see him on CO. Poor little guy. You gotta watch out in the big city.

  28. kibblenibble says:

    I can relate, Misery Bear, I can relate.

  29. y’all are making me feel like a bad person,because this made me laugh out loud.

    Don’t worry, M. Bear. Things will get better.

    Probably.

  30. Martha in Washington says:

    Poor Misery Bear! I would love to go to London with you and help you with all your adventures there. London can be a magical place, you just need the right companion so please CHOOSE ME!

  31. Oh this is just adorable I love it – Thank you so much for sharing this video clip.

  32. this was so sad and ridiculous it actually made me giggle. i loved the part in the subway.

  33. I know it’s a fictional bear, but I really cried. Now all my teddy bears are in bed with me getting cuddles. Poor guy =(

  34. Hon Glad says:

    I share Misery Bears frustration with the ticket machine. I still have my childhood bear
    one eyed and mostly bald.

  35. Noodles says:

    Awww, just awww. Poor bear. I want to hug him.

  36. I still have my childhood bear too. I wasn’t near tears, but it did leave me more melancholy than when I started watching. Think I will pass on watching the rest for now.

  37. Mary (the first) says:

    Is it very wrong that I burst out laughing when he got hit by the bus? I was glad to see he was ok .. but it still made me laugh. I’ve never heard of Misery Bear. I’m definitely going to have to watch the rest of the series!

  38. Mark O'Brien says:

    I just started “Friends of Misery Bear” on facebook…. Please lets all rally ’round our downtrodden fuzzy brother….

  39. catlover says:

    Why “Misery”? I don’t get it.

  40. If I were in London I’d take him a curry and visit him in his hotel room.

  41. Paddington's Great-Aunt says:

    Bear lovers – this is cute, VERY well-done, but do NOT watch the Valentine one. They’re very clever……..but yeah, sad. My bears all got cuddles too and now we all feel better. Not going to watch any other adventures. Any clever techno-wienie out there capable of a HAPPY version?

  42. OMG Misery Bear We love you!!!

    I was all awwww so cute awww so tragic awwww then the scary music started and I LOL’d then went Ohhhh Nooo MR Billl (misery Bear) and then Yay He is okay!

  43. Dear misery bear, can you make 1 clip that doesnt make us feel sad?

  44. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    Misery Bear = sheer brilliance. Kudos to him for still thinking to recycle that Jack Daniels bottle, even in the depths of his sadness.

  45. whatevs says:

    the song is about an abortion… great job!

  46. Fan-tas-tic :)

  47. flutterbye says:

    Guess I missed the Jack bottle part Argyle, but then I didn’t understand jack about the whole thing!

    Kind of reminded me of that Travelocity elf, tho – he gets zapped by an electrical socket and run down by a luggage cart!

  48. aquasaline says:

    Not really seein’ teh cute here…

  49. Wow, who knew Little Bear grew up to be Misery Bear? I kept expecting Edith or Mr. Bear to show up for a happy reunion (after a stern lecture from Mr. Bear about running away of course).

  50. Oh my. How this rings true. I wrote a serious novel about toys and their struggles to escape slavery and anonymity (as well as the pram and the garbage truck grille). To find themselves real, to be seen and heard. “Last Days of the Transitional Objects Institute”. If you’re at all interested, you can have a look at Harper Collins UK’s online free-for-all:

    http://authonomy.com/ViewBook.aspx?bookid=14459#comment_325991

    (I’m assuming it’s ok to provide links on this blog.)

  51. oh – just an addendum. I stand to gain nothing whatsoever from views of this book. Nothing is being sold here – just offering it as a potential amusement.

  52. Sniff, sniff, thanks for making Monday more Mondayish. I miss London. Heavy sigh.

  53. Neopatra says:

    I tried to Google-map his address (in the Valentine’s Day film), but it didn’t come up.

    I wanted to send him a nice card.

    *sniff*

    :’-(

  54. katherine says:

    I hated this video. Not cute at all. Just depressing!

  55. SnuggleBunny says:

    OK, this was seriously depressing. Part of it was cute, & his day off video was actually funny..but this 1 was so sad I cried!!! My hubby made me promise not to watch any more misery bear! Think he was only 1/2 joking….

  56. Oh dear! I think that needs to be filed under “Cute or Sad”.

  57. Camille says:

    Poor Misery Bear. But he is adorable, and I don’t see what’s so depressing about it. It’s fiction – I’m sure no actual teddy bears were harmed in the making of this video. In real life, the teddy who plays Misery Bear is probably a cheerful little guy who is sitting by his swimming pool right now, calling his agent.

  58. Super Bunny says:

    I loved this. It’s done so very well and is SO British (think Mr. Bean). It’s amazing how a stuffed animal can tug at your heart strings, while being funny – because we know it’s not real.

  59. Misery Bear won’t know the meaning of the word misery until he tries to fly out of Charles DeGaulle.

  60. Jerilyn says:

    If y’all like Misery Bear, try reading the book “Winkie” by Clifford Chase.

    From Booklist: “In this wryly comic, paradoxically touching first novel, Chase delivers a cleverly original allegory on the absurdities of our terror-obsessed culture. After suffering years of neglect by children who have grown and moved on, a tattered teddy bear named Winkie miraculously discovers the power of movement and runs away to the forest to begin a new life. Unfortunately, this particular forest has been pigeonholed as the hideout for a notorious terrorist, and militant FBI agents quickly surround Winkie with drawn weapons and whirling helicopters. Unsure quite what to make of the diminutive quadruped–Is he a Middle-Eastern midget or a bizarre genetic experiment?–the authorities nevertheless trot out their standard interrogation techniques while charging the little bear with unparalleled barbarism. In the surrealistic courtroom circus that follows, Winkie faces a gauntlet of bizarre witnesses from the trials of Socrates, Galileo, and Oscar Wilde–an ordeal he endures by retreating into memories of the early years that nurtured his awakening. Inspired by a stuffed animal from his childhood (photographs of the bona fide Winkie are sprinkled throughout), Chase turns in a masterfully measured social critique featuring a protagonist as endearing as any from the classics of childhood literature.”

  61. Dangit Andrea! I shouldn’t have clicked on your link. Now I spent the afternoon at the freakin’ Transitional Objects Institute. I’m now impatient to know what happened after the NYDOOOM inspection and if Bobo convinces his friend to come with him. Not to mention Mr Finkle, Dooley and all of the others.

    That bit about Mr Big was awful, “Ever hear that expression he got the stuffing beat out of him?” Not the Velveteen Rabbit by any means. Typical flavor and feel of NYC where the old saying, “things change but don’t change” always feels magnified. Has that underlying Gothic vibe.

  62. I take it back.

    Suddenly he saw, in his mind’s eye, dead toys everywhere, and dirt.

    Has to to be the worst line.

  63. Juniper Jupiter says:

    I lol’d at him being smooshed in the train.

    And I’m claustrophobic. :D

  64. Kar! How kind of you to look at my book – a kind of tragic CuteOverload, I guess. (Welcome to my world!) It also sounds like…you read a heck of a *lot* of it…(oh my…all of it??!!).

    Blessings on your head for reading! It gets serious accolades from editors – who are nonetheless too nervous to publish it.

    You’ve made my day, Kar. (hope this isn’t overstepping CO boundaries – this isn’t off-topic, or is it?)

    http://authonomy.com/ViewBook.aspx?bookid=14459#comment_325991

  65. Andrea — I too clicked on your link, and I was completely captivated by the first two chapters! I can’t wait to read more. Thanks for sharing!

  66. spacebunny says:

    Miserable, yes it was. I couldn’t watch one more video of that. I have enough stuff in my own life to make feel miserable. I don’t need to watch cute cuddly bears with personality disorders.

  67. Renee –

    How lovely to be…read!. Thanks for being captivated. Funny how many editors were captivated as well; my favorite rejection letter read something like: “please let us know when this is coming out, so we can all buy a copy”. I’ve gotten to the point where a nice rejection letter makes my day!

    http://authonomy.com/ViewBook.aspx?bookid=14459#comment_325991

  68. When I saw this video it made me laugh. Should I feel guilty? Sure it was sad but it’s not like it’s true. I mean it’a a teddy bear for crying out loud but the teddy was cute.

  69. i’m 10, i went there i saw the london eye and big ben i saw the cliffs of dover

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