Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!

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Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!
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On-screen title card.
Network CBS
Production company Hanna-Barbera
Original release September 11, 1971January 8, 1972
Run time 30 minutes
Starring Daws Butler
Paul Winchell
Bill Callaway
John Stephenson
Joe E. Ross
Producer(s) Charles A. Nichols
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Joel Kane
Woody Kling
Howard Morgenstern
Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Director(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!, also known as Hair Bear Bunch, is an American animated comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for CBS' Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1971 to 1972, airing 16 episodes that spanned one season.

A trio of bears, led by Hair Bear, live it up at the Wonderland Zoo, where they would outwit zookeepers, Mr. Peevly and Botch, into getting whatever their goal may be.

The entire series has been released on DVD.


Early concept art, drawn by Jerry Eisenberg.
Early concept drawings also drawn by Eisenberg.


Jerry Eisenberg drew a piece of concept art featuring earlier designs of the Hair Bear Bunch, Peevly and Botch, as well as an early title for the series entitled The Yo-Yo Bears.


The score was composed by Hoyt Curtin.

Opening theme song lyrics

In the Wonderland Zoo!

We're the certain bears who...
Stay at home every night,
Never quarrel or fight,
Ah! We don’t even bite!

So don’t yell,
Help! Help! Here come the bears,
Help! Help! Here come the bears,
Help! Help! Here come the bears,
Let’s split!

So don’t yell,
Help! Help! Here come the bears,
Help! Help! Here come the bears,
Help! Help! Here come the bears,
Let’s split!

Help! It’s the Hair Bear Bunch!


Episode Number Original air date
"Keep Your Keeper" 1x01 September 11, 1971
"Rare Bear Bungle" 1x02 September 18, 1971
"Raffle Ruckus" 1x03 September 25, 1971
"Bridal Boo Boo" 1x04 October 2, 1971
"No Space Like Home" 1x05 October 9, 1971
"Love Bug Bungle" 1x06 October 16, 1971
"I'll Zoo You Later" 1x07 October 23, 1971
"Ark Lark" 1x08 October 30, 1971
"Gobs of Gabaloons" 1x09 November 6, 1971
"Panda Pandamonium" 1x10 November 13, 1971
"Closed Circuit TV" 1x11 November 20, 1971
"The Bear Who Came to Dinner" 1x12 November 27, 1971
"Unbearable Peevly" 1x13 December 4, 1971
"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" 1x14 December 11, 1971
"The Diet Caper" 1x15 December 18, 1971
"Kling Klong Versus the Masked Marvel" 1x16 January 8, 1972



Hair Bear makes a cameo in Marvel Comics' Laff-A-Lympics story "The Ends of the Earth."

The Hair Bear Bunch appear in the Jellystone! reboot.

In popular culture

  • In the Animaniacs segment "Back in Style," Scare Bare Crunch is mentioned to have lost ratings by adding the Warner siblings.
  • In the TV pilot Welcome to Eltingville, a fight breaks out when Josh's VHS tape, which was said to have bootleg scenes of actresses, is really The Hair Bear Bunch! (as Bill points out).