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The Berenstain Bears and The Substitute Teacher

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The Berenstain Bears and The Substitute Teacher is a 1980 television special based on the Berenstain Bears series of children's books, and the seventh animated production based on the franchise. It was adapted as a storybook a year its original airing.


Brother, Sister and their classmates at the Bear Country Elementary School discover that they are having a substitute teacher. Before they approach the school, all of them believed they would have an easy day, without any studying and working. When Too-Tall, and the gang set up traps to try to get out of a test given by the substitute, they fall into their own traps and failed their test. The forgiving teacher gives them a break, however, and allows them to take it again the next day.


  • Gabriela Glazter - Sister Bear
  • Johnathan Lewis - Brother Bear
  • Josh Rodine - Cousin Freddy
  • Ruth Buzzi - Lizzy Bruin and Teacher Jane
  • Zachary Danziger - Too-Tall, Bill Bunny, Benjamin Frog and Firefly
  • Frank Welker - Sailor, Turtle, Smirk, Skuzz and Vinnie
  • Christina Lange - Honey Bear


  • This marks the first appearances of Too-Tall, Bill Bunny, Benjamin Frog, Firefly, Sailor, Turtle, Smirk, Skuzz, Vinnie and Honey Bear in this TV special.
  • This was the first time that Too-Tall appears with Cousin Freddy wearing glasses.

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