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The Bad Habit
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The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit is the 17th episode of season 2 in The Berenstain Bears, which first aired on October 9, 2003. In this episode, Sister develops a habit of nibbling on her fingernails during class.


Sister develops a habit of nail-biting and various attempts to find a remedy are unsuccessful. When Brother notices a connection between Sister's math anxiety and her nail-biting, he offers his services as a tutor. Sister's fingernails start growing back when she no longer worries about how to add and subtract fractions.

Differences From the Book

  • In the book, Lizzy, Fred and Norman were seen doing some bad habits. Lizzy twirling her fur, Fred scratching his head, Norman sucking his thumb. In the cartoon, they were not seen doing these bad habits.
  • In the book, Lizzy teased Sister for her nail-biting habits. In the episode, she is not seen doing it.
  • At the end of the story in the book, Brother teased Papa about his nails. But in the cartoon, it never happened. Instead, Sister and Lizzy were playing chase outside.

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