Oh, It’s This Guy Again

When we last saw Teddy Bear, the pugnaciously possessive porcupine, he offered some strong opinions on the subject of corn, specifically how it was his and you can keep your grabby little hands off it, lady. In this installment, Teddy shares his views about pumpkins, and they turn out to be… pretty much the same.



  1. Hands off the gourd, lady!

    I love the sounds Teddy makes. I had no idea porcupines were so vocal…

  2. Are those vocalizations real, or are they courtesy of Pixar?

  3. Yay! A Teddy Bear encore! *waving lighter in the air*

    I love his little nommy noises. So amusing…

  4. mine mine mine mine mine mine mine mine–that’s what Teddy says (over and over and over again!)

  5. Billie-Jo says:

    I love the “Back off! It’s mine!” move around 1:04!


  7. Most awesome porcupine ever!

  8. Fird Birfle says:

    *starts a Cute Porcupines Fan Club*

    *takes entrance fees from each applicant; hands the proceeds to victoreia*

  9. I’ve never heard a porcupine talk… that’s the most audiblicious sound evar!!

  10. sunnylessmum says:

    Talkative little fella isn’t he? Must be something about having such an awesome defense system that nature allows porcupines to make so much noise when eating.
    My brother’s name is Teddy, but he never makes this many comments when nomming. 🙂

  11. JohnnyJohnny says:

    Ahhh Teddy, just in time for this year’s top 10.

  12. I see it , I hear it . But I’m still having a hard time believing there is a creature that REALLY talks like Cousin It !
    I want to believe !!!

  13. Who knew?!?! He’s got such a cartoon voice 😀

  14. Enjoying donuts and hot chocolate in the mod lounge 🙂 Anyone got some mini marshmellows?

  15. I came home stressed and frustrated and now I’m barfing rainbows. Teedy FTW!

  16. this.

  17. “Awesome defense system” indeed! Teeth, claws, AND quills?!

  18. omg. is he saying yum yum yum or am I imagining it.

  19. I do! *tosses a bag of minis at CS*

  20. His claws are so pretty. They are my favorite thing about him, aside from his nomming noises, of course.

  21. He is the cutest definatly non-huggable but assuredly lovable Teddy Bear ever !!!

  22. gwennaelle says:

    If you happen to watch “The Cleveland Show” his voice sounds *just* like the voice of Lester’s wife, “Kendra Krinklesac”. Uncanny, I say!

  23. Christine says:

    CAN THERE PLEASE JUST BE A TEDDY EATING THINGS CHANNEL!? Thank God there’s no live feed of Teddy, or I would have nothing even close to resembling a life…

  24. Reminds me of what my dog does when I give her a treat. She’s all ‘back off mommy’! lol. I ❤ Teddy Bear!!

  25. He sounds like Bunson Honeydew’s assistant, Beaker.

  26. golf clap for wonderful new word

    If I had access to this porcupine, he’d be super-fat because I’d be feeding him nonstop. How could anyone resist?

  27. Guy eats like he was raised in a boarding house. Mine!! Mine!! Mine!!

    Also reminds me of the old Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor movie, Stir Crazy.

  28. I was going to give you some pumpkin to enjoy in the mod lounge, but I cannot seem to get a hold of it…

  29. You’re totally right on that one!!! I didn’t put it together until you mentioned it…

  30. Teddy Bear knows Wing Chun.

  31. Catsquatch says:

    I swear, the sounds he makes could be used for a character in an animated film…..

  32. Fird Birfle says:

    your mentioning a boardinghouse,
    also brings to my mind, Oliver from Charles Dickens!!!

  33. Fird Birfle says:


    *sorry for hollering*


  35. Mr. Jabberpants needs some Crest White Strips!

  36. WOW. Unlike Teddy, I am speechless…..

  37. I can’t get enough of this awesome Teddy footage!!!

  38. That’s called food aggression ^__^

  39. He pops like my guinea pigs when I give them carrots

  40. sunnylessmum says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if that could happen and then the proceeds could go to help injured wildlife that needed rehabilitation, and sanctuary services for those that couldn’t be released back to the wild? Light bulb lights above head, hmmmm.

  41. Let the poor porcupine alone. It only wants to eat.

  42. I think you meant workhouse.

  43. Perfectly acceptabuhls, I say. XD

  44. I thought I was seeing things on the “corn” video, but when Teddy’s omnomming pun’kin, it’s pretty obvy he has big ol’ yeller beaver teefs!!

    Entranced by his cute vocalizations!!

  45. TrixandSam says:

    Mine too Firdie! Holler away!

  46. Silly quill-peeg.
    I can’t wait for the cantalope or a watermellon.

  47. Please post some more episodes of “fine dining”. This was absolutely educating and delightful!

  48. Teddy say NO!!!!

  49. Karen Rydell says:

    I love Teddy! But I worry that his front teeth, that look like they may be bad, cause him pain when he eats? Could that be the reason for the little sounds he makes? I hope not! He’s such a sweetie!

  50. Fird Birfle says:

    wot ’bout, mebbe, a (wait for it…………………) CUKeumber???? 😉

  51. Fird Birfle says:

    amen HALLelujah, sistah!!!!

    Sign me UP !!!

  52. Fird Birfle says:


  53. Fird Birfle says:

    ok shur, yewbetcha!!!

  54. How much? *fishes around in purse for wallet*

  55. A Beaker Encore!

  56. Yay, adibilicious! That should definitely be in Webster’s by the 2013 printing. Let’s get the word out, peeps!!!!

  57. I want to see/hear Teddy eat the mod lounge goodies! Donuts, marshmallows, veggie tacos….whatever!

  58. Megumi's Mom says:

    Yes, mine mine mine, yum yum yum, I LIKE THIS…

    yep, they speak English just fine.

  59. Holler all you want Fird, but the best of the muppets are the two old farts in the balcony.

  60. What a chatterbox!
    At 0:46 Teddy Bear is asked “How good is it?” and i swear he answered “GREAT”

  61. OMG..sounds like it said pumpkin a few times.

  62. This is the closest you can get to an Ewok without visiting Endor’s moons.

  63. I like the way he inspects it by rocking it side to side with his paw before taking a bite.

  64. Statler and Waldorf (I committed the names to memory two weeks ago when my satelite radio had a special muppets station and they did the bumps/blips between programming.)

  65. I am impressed by his teeth, strong enough to cut through pumpkin rind!

  66. Teddy has *indignant* down pat.

  67. Brandi7920 says:

    2 min mark – I swear he told her to ‘stop it!’, when she was wiggling the pumpkin around. ❤ I lof Teddy!

  68. alwayscataddict says:

    Am I the only one who thinks he’s humming to himself while eating (starting about 1:06)?

  69. Cutest thing I’ve seen all year!

  70. Reminds me of The Cheat. Anyone?

  71. yeah, and quit starin’ at it!

  72. I’ll join! I love Teddy Bear.

  73. He is so awesome! Does anyone know if this is normal vocalisation for a porcupine, or do you think it’s because he’s socialized to humans who are very vocal creatures?

  74. Teddy rocks. squee squee squeeeeeeeeeeee

  75. hahaha!! He soooo didn’t like the taste of the stem!!

  76. Lof Teddy Bear!

    I’m not conversant in Porcupinese, but I do believe Mr. TB McQuill’s monologue went something like this:

    (Mumbling) “Yum, yum; this is good stuff.” (Glaring at the camera) “Hey! Get that thing off’a mah face, can’t you see I’m eating?” (Mumbling again) “Stupid %^$* hooman, dunno why I put up with them. If it weren’t for the yummies…” (Glares again at the camera) “Hey! I said turn it off! Are you deaf or sumpthing?” (continues mumbling in an unpublishable diatribe)

  77. Methinks he sounds like Cousin Itt! Anyone with me on this one!? 😯

  78. Just was the original corn video, toooo cuuuute! Lots of people thinkin’ Cousin Itt as well! Coolness! 😀

  79. What a sweet little guy! Makes you want to pick him up and…..uh…. Well, makes you want to give him a glowing verbal pronouncement!

  80. They aren’t bad……the colour is because they are full of iron. Many anipals that gnaw on wood have the orange looking teeth.

  81. victoreia says:

    Why, thank you, Fird. This will go toward maintaining the Duplication and Distribution machines!

    *whispers* What percentage were we skimming, again?

  82. victoreia says:

    Glad I’m not the only Beaker lover!

  83. victoreia says:

    Sneaky, sneaky!

    I wonder what’s in the Mod lounge….think I’ll check.


  84. victoreia says:

    Oh, peppermint fudge bars! YUM!

  85. 🙂

  86. Hmm, maybe. His keeper is always off-camera, so we can’t see if she’s wearing a Lucha Libre mask…

  87. Hi, Is this Janer or a third Jane?

    Signed, the original Jane. (I think I need to change my moniker so there’s no confusion…. sigh.)

  88. Fird Birfle says:

    YES !!!

  89. Fird Birfle says:

    @ jujube: Them’s fightin’ wirds ….. *grrrr*

  90. Fird Birfle says:

    SSSSSHHHHH!!!! gosh, victoreia. You’re gonna expose the whole deal !!!

  91. Fird Birfle says:

    jujube: it’s ONLY $5.00 per day!!!! SUCH a deal !!!!

    Used Car Salesperson

  92. The Original Jane says:

    So first I thought cute, like the first video of Teddy, then: “it’s cousin IT again”, then it started to scare me (is Teddy possessed?) and then I laughed. Do all porcupines vocalize like this one?

    Trumpet sounds for announcement: Hear ye, hear ye: For any long timers, I’m changing my name from Jane to “The Original Jane” since it seems to be too popular with new posters (no offense to the other Janes, it will just be easier this way).

  93. I’m pretty sure this guy is throwing his voice:

  94. victoreia says:

    How about “Not those Janes, THIS Jane!”?


    Brain-fried smarty-pants today…..

  95. I am entranced by this porcupine. I’d let him eat my face off as long as he leaves my ears for last.

  96. Just figured out who Teddy looks like, with that big front tooth …. Nancy McPhee!!! Sounds the same too.

  97. I meant ‘saw’ the original corn video! Must remember to proof-read, darnit!

  98. Actually, my cat made ridiculous noises like this around his bottle when he was a kitten! They’re such weird critters.

  99. The Original Jane says:

    I decided to go with “The Original Jane” down below in a post but it’s currently in moderation. Just too common of a name. I can see the writing on the wall, every month or so a new Jane comes along and I don’t want to be in the position of saying “Hey, I was here first” nor have someone commenting something that’s not my viewpoint under the same name. Believe it or not, I don’t read ALL the threads, just most.

  100. The Original Jane says:

    Grrr…..two comments on this thread awaiting moderation. I think there is a word/character limit. Can we know what it is please?

  101. Around 2:11 it almost sounds like he said “Not bad!”

  102. Wait, I’m still waiting in line for my Petite Lap Giraffe! Whatever shall I do!?

  103. Today it’s– (drumroll) MY MOTHER’s LASAGNE!!! One taste of this, and you’ll float away on clouds of mozzarella. 🙂

  104. I myself am partial to the inimitable Beaker-Swedish Chef-Animal Trio.
    Here’s some holiday spirit from them!

  105. I swear I hear Teddy Bear saying “Like that!” at one point.
    I had no idea that porcupines sounded like a cartoon in real life!
    I also love the way Teddy Bear keeps grabbing the pumpkin to keep it from being taken away. One must protect the OM NOM NOM.

  106. irritablevowel says:

    A lot of rodents have orange front teeth–it’s just a different type of bone. You should see a beaver skull! They’re crazy!

  107. no.

  108. I LOVE TeddyBear porcupine because he’s adorable and because he reminds me of Growltiger, an abby-tabby cat I had for 20.5 years. She had a very distinctive, throaty voice, and she had an immense vocabulary of different sounds and intonations for different things. It really sounded as if she was talking, and I could tell what she was saying at times. She had specific, distinctive sounds for different things. For example, she had a special sound for when she was bringing me a present (usually a leaf, the biggest and best she could find) and a very similar but louder and more intense sound when she was bringing me an edible treat (a mouse or :_( a bird). She talked “all the time” in the sense that she kept up a running commentary on whatever was happening. It was very confusing to repairmen and others who came to the house and didn’t know how to respond when she would very obviously be addressing them with her comments. MORE Teddy-Bear Porcupine!!!

  109. well, hello! oh, you look enchanting in that gown! we’ve got hot toddies… sound good?

  110. And they grow constantly, so his teeth need plenty of gnawing nomming

  111. i propose torches. and a chant.

  112. Teddy Bear seems like a mean little spit. Despite that, I could listen to his chatter and watch his nomming for a couple of hours. How brave this lady is to stand so close while he’s so protective of his pumpkin. What a character!

  113. yum, indeed! and another fresh batch just up from the south pole! nog?

  114. Completely agree. I could watch him like a TV show.

  115. oh, okay, it’s 7.


  117. That critter would be so much fun to cuddle if only he weren’t covered in those terrifying weapons of pain and misery.

  118. now we know where george lucas got the ewok language from…

  119. I get all defensive like this when I am eating Ben n Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie, but the sounds I make are not nearly as cute.

  120. The Original Jane says:

    Nanny, not Nancy…LOL! Love those movies!

  121. The Original Jane says:

    I think this time it was because I changed my name.

    7? – yeah like we all stick to brief comments on C.O. 😉

  122. That’s pretty common for cats. Most of mine make “yummy” noises like that when they eat. The kittens seem to be the loudest.

  123. He’s totally tasting it, letting the air in to mix with the tastes and stimulate the tastebuds as he begins. “Nice crunchy beginning…a bit hard to bite into, but well worth the effort…yes, the flavors are coming alive now…I think I sense a hint of cinnamon, perhaps? Excellent bouquet, love the combination of crunchy exterior and stringy interior…might make flossing a bit difficult. Yes, yes, this will do; this will do very well.”

    When she asks “Good pumpkin?” right before the end, I swear he says, “Well, alright”.

  124. HEEE! “Mekka-lekka-hi, mekka-hiney ho!”

  125. Oh, yes! Thank you!

  126. *giggle* Such a curmudgeon!

  127. LisaLassie says:

    I once raised a baby porcupine from when she was a little baby…started with bottle feeding. They are very vocal, although mine made different sounds, not nearly so high pitched. She was very sweet and affectionate and I even when she was grown I could pick her up and hold her. Yes, you guessed it: VEEEEHHHHRY Carefully.

  128. Moi, Actually says:

    Let’s try Teddy on a pasickie.
    He’s probably go for the stick, of course.

  129. I am also Jane. Jane E. Smith

  130. Nice teeth!

  131. The Original Jane says:

    Hi J.E.S. !

    I’ve had this happen before recently with another Jane – so just to keep from confusion I decided to change mine to something less common. Welcome to the boards if you’re new at posting here! 🙂 Eventually you’ll probably run into another future Jane at some point.

  132. I think this kitten is just noisily defending its food!

  133. Bellringer says:

    I googled “zooniversity” & this is what I found: http://www.zooniversity.org

  134. Does Teddy live at a zoo?

  135. Alice Shortcake says:

    Give this porcupine his own TV show! Or at least a Christmas special!

  136. The Original Jane says:

    See the post/link right above yours – by Bellringer.

  137. He sounds like a jawa from the first Star Wars movie.

  138. I was just gonna say: If ewoks had had quills, they could have been the coolest characters in those movies.

  139. I want Dastardly Mash back.

  140. I love Teddy!! And I’ll add another one to the list, as I think he sounds a lot like Abu from “Aladdin”

  141. From my experience with porcupines of all ages, it’s totally normal. Some nights I’ll stop to usher one or another out of the road and they just are constantly grumbling and muttering and they Never Say Thank You!! I’m also lucky enough to live in an area with a family and they all have different vocalizations. They are real characters!

  142. Fird Birfle says:


  143. Fird Birfle says:

    *Best Vocab word in this comment thread: “diatribe” * 🙂

  144. Yep. That’s definitely a territorial warning noise.

  145. I love Animal….so under appreciated.

  146. Can’t decide what I like most about Cuteoverload – the posts or the comments from the regulars. Kudos to all.

  147. I hear him say “pumpkin!!!” around 1’50 !

  148. Theresa- that ALWAYS makes my day 🙂 Thanks so much 🙂

  149. Personally, I loved Miss Piggy. Had a Disco Miss Piggy doll as a kid, complete with a sparkly disco dress and disco head band. I think Animal comes in as a close second. I did love Beaker though too 🙂 heck. I loved all the muppets!

  150. Fird Birfle says:

    eet’s all Meg’s fault !!! 🙂

  151. Third Shift says:

    He does sound like Apu! I found a doc that says their scientific name, erethizon (Greek for arouse) dorsatum, refers to the creature’s tendency toward being irritable. Wow, did those guys call it or what, Teddy sure is a mean old crank. He makes me think of those ladies with the cat eyeglasses and housecoats in Gary Larson’s cartoons.

  152. I thought he was singing to the pumpkin, a hymn of praise for its yumminess.

    Between saying back off it’s mine.

    I love Teddy.

  153. Hey, this little guy has a better vocabulary than a lot of people down here in Florida! NTMTOM, you have truly outdone yourself with this post.

  154. Stephanie says:

    I know pumpkins have tough exteriors and are difficult to eat, but such language! That is not a polite porcupine.

  155. Someone’s already posted the link, but I’ll re-post http://www.zooniversity.org/.
    Zooniversity actually travels and does show and tell for children to teach them about animals — they visited our library and did a program — and I know that most of the animals used in the show are rescues. The program is part of a way to help support rescuing exotic animals.

  156. That is fascinating! Thank you for the info, maggie!

  157. At Ellen,
    Of course the vocalization is Real….
    And it’s Soooo adorable…. 🙂
    Makes you want to cuddle him (almost).

  158. Teddy’s got a whole conversation going on there

  159. bob drummond says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with you ,Alice !!!

  160. bob drummond says:

    I know what you mean Fird, I don’t understand it either !!
    Lets go to the Mod Lounge and have a couple ‘a drinks !
    Maybe then we’ll figger it out !

  161. bob drummond says:

    I have 2 admit that when I worked at the Bronx Zoo back in high school, I was getting ready to clean the porcupine’s cage and when I opened the door ,He was singing, Swaying back and forth and holding his empty dish over his head like he was wearing a hat !! I thought I had too much coffee to drink !

  162. Named a cat Beaker, because he goes “Me? Me? Me?” instead of “Meow?” when he wants attention. Hard to choose a favorite Muppet!

  163. He is redonkulous. I would like to see him as a weekly feature, nomming a different fruit or vegetable every week, please.

  164. I just adore his little sounds!

  165. I second your sentiments.

  166. I was thinking ewok… But cousin It works too…

  167. He’s super cute (especially in the corn video), but in this video I can’t decide whether his sounds are cute or terrifying!! :/

  168. Teddy is a genius, that’s all. He’s learned English from his nice Lady handler.