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The Dramatic Finale: The Wizard of Wu!

Let’s just cut to the chase, shall we? They’re not flying monkeys, but they are kind of scary! (NOBODY expects the panda kindergarten!)

I just love this part of the story! Look out, Wu!

Wizard of Oz spoof

But we’ve come such a long way already….Bwahahaha!

the wicked witch unleashes the flying monkeys

Ride you pandas! Ride!

The panda kindergarten captures Mr Wu

Evilness is one thing, but there must be snacks!

escape from the wicked witch

Well,lookee here! isn’t that….?

Return to the wizard

Don’t mess with Princess Pinky!

finale of wizard of wu

All well that ends well. Now let’s have some cuppycakes!!!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Holiday Encore Presentation: The Wizard of Wu

Okay! Ebbryone have their popcorn? Your blankie to hide under? Okay then! Without further fuss, it’s time for the next installment of….

The Wizard of Wu!!!!!

Mr Wu landas in the cuppycake region of pandyland in this episode of his new adventure

Don’t I know you from somewhere?


Mehitabel would like to register her protest about given the least sympathetic role in this adventure.

Is Pinky casting envious glances at Bee, The Bear’s magical wand?

Xiao Liwu has to journey to see the wizard

Okay, now it’s getting exciting! Scary parts dead ahead!

Mr Wu meets up with someone who looks a lot like his brother, shortly after setting out on his journey

I have a bad feeling about this….

Mr Wu hears a cry for help

Are you SURE there will be no flying monkeys? And Mr. Toasty is right! Who DOESN’T like bagels!

Tune in again on Sunday for the exciting conclusion of the All pandas Eve story, and next Friday for the conclusion of The Wizard of Wu!

Panda on and pass the candy corn!
Bob T Panda

Have a fabulous Furry Friday!

It’s time for another Holiday Classic: The Wizard of Wu!

Every time I reread The Wizard of Wu, I am enchanted all over again! I remember watching The Wizard of Oz every year around Halloween, and I was always terrified by the flying monkeys, by the evilness of the wicked Witch of the West, the whole idea that you could be whisked away by a tornado and wake up in a frightening new world.

So, after our re-broadcast of A Halloween Carol, I thought we should also have an encore presentation of that other holiday classic, The Wizard of Wu, for our Fabulous Furry Friday presentations! (Be on the look out for some cameo appearances for the newest junior pandas on the US panda scene!)


where happy pandas eat bamboo, oh why, oh why, can’t…Wu?

We’re in for it now, Binky!

Hang on to your hats, kids, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

I don’t think we’re in Pandiego any more, Binky….

What could be waiting outside? Where the heck ARE we, Binky?

Panda On
Bob T Panda


Tomorrow is Mr. Wu’s Birthday

It’s almost here! The very Wu Self’s actual birthday and the party is just about to begin! There are piles of cuppycakes on the tables and Bai Yun is looking serene and radiant…at least till cousin Pinky gets there!

By the way, the story of my journey into panda satire is now a public page, so you can read and get caught up on all the pandas you need to know! Originally, this was given as a talk to the 2016 Panda Convention at the San Diego Zoo, called From Panapiphany to Princess Pinky.

But now, let’s revisit some of my favorite Wu ‘toons in preparation for his birthday tomorrow!

Don’t you love “rear shots” of baby pandas?

Whatever could be in the box the panda kindergarten is delivering to Mr. Wu?

Will the panda kindergarten get it put together before Bai Yun gets home?

“Up in the Air, Junior Pandas…”

Nothing like a snappy graphic to um…solve a problem!

May Day! May Day!

Mr wu’s cousin, da Sooperpanna, appears courtesy of Bruce Sebring, creator of the Sooperpanna Chronicles

Bet ya didn’t see this coming…or maybe you did.

I just had to include something with that provocative “rear panda view” you know!

If you enjoyed this Mr. Wu adventure story, there are more where that came from in The Panda Chronicles Book 4: The Book of Wu! You can find it here!

Princess Pinky and the Meihems (yes, and Bubba too) will return on sunday in their feature presentations, Being Endangered is SUCH a Curse!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

It’s Mr Wu’s Birthday Week

Huzzah, Huzzah! We are taking a little time out from Pinky’s latest adventure story, in order to celebrate the birthday week of one of our favorite (one might say NO 1 Favorite!) young pandas. Xiao Liwu, nicknamed Mr. Wu by his keeper nannies, is the last of Bai Yun’s six cubs. He was born in 2012 and turns five years old and he is still here! (Don’t tell! Maybe they will forget he is still living in Pandiego and not in China!) I have read reports that he will be here until sometime in 2018, but one never knows!

Meanwhile, I thought I would celebrate his birthday week with a brand new Wu ‘toon!

Happy Birthday week Mr. Wu! I’m sure your mom won’t do anything to embarrass you on the internet!

birthday week

It’s so hard to be cool when you still live with your mom.

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

(and if you want to see the video that so embarrassed the Wu Self, see it here!) And as Mr. Wu said, “wif all dat measuring, you would fink da wu self would get a tux or somefing.”

And now, for the Wu Self Birthday Season!!!

Huzzah! It is time for the birthday season of our very own Wu Self, that paragon of pandas, that handsome hunk of hubba hubba, that fabulously furry fuzzbutt…

Ahem… It is hard not to get excited about Mr. Wu. He was the first actual panda that made a name for himself here at The Panda Chronicles and he captured the hearts of people all around the globe, especially after his record breaking well cubby check up video hit the airwaves.

So, without further ado, let us kick off the Wu’ Self’s birthday season with some classic Wu ‘toons!

“Howdy do! I’m Mr. Wu! Who are you?”

And I bet you are happy to see that Little Mr. Wu is safe and sound!

“Wu calls his dance, ‘Ode to a Weaf’ “

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!

An explorer’s work is never done.

Mister Wu and his new friends.

“You are right and Wu is wrong…I’ll never do it again, mommy.”

Stay tuned for more from Mr. Wu next week, but don’t forget on Sunday we return with the next episode of “Being Endangered is Such a Curse” starring you know who!

Keep being the bear!
Bob T Panda

Fabulous Furry Friday Celebrates …

AS we are in the high volume part of panda birthday season, we are approaching the birthdays of two of our favorite pandas, Twinkies 1.0, the original, the first in the USofA, the Meihem Twins!!!! How could I ever forget watching their birth on my computer, and the the excitement when I realized we were getting two for the price of one!?!?! Now THAT is something to celebrate !

Of course, to celebrate, we will run TWO weeks of Fabulous Furry Fridays featuring the beloved Meihem twins, before we party like a panda in honor of the Wu Self!

Let’s celebrate and let the good times roll! 

The first appearance of the Meihems!

you KNEW I would have to post this one again.

Atlanta Twins have a fight

Sweet dreams, little bears!

Atlanta twin panda cubs Mei Lun and Mei Huan and older prother Po

Huzzah! a guest appearance by little Po!

downloadable paper panda upgrade

school uniforms for pandas

Ready for panda kindergarten!

You have NO IDEA how hard it was to find ‘toons of the Meihems, without Pinky in them! Next week we’ll let Pinky in too! After all, her birthday season is coming up soon too

Pardee like a PANDA!!!!
Bob T Panda

Day 16: 31 Days of Pandas

It’s Day 16, we have crossed the threshold of halfway through 31 Days of Pandas! Are we having fun yet? Well, we are if we stay off of Fezbook or Twitter or the news, lest we hear…um anything. So today, Mini Bob visits The British Museum and poses with an Elgin Marble or two. I always thought they were actual marbles, like cat’s eyes and whatever those other marbles you play with, are, but instead, they turn out to be a bunch of marble statues and building parts that the English guy Lord Elgin swiped from Greece. Not being a very good visitor, now was he?

31 days

It’s all greek to Mini Bob.


And now, we return you to: it’s a WUnderful Life! Starring The Wu Self!

it's a wonderful life parody

You won’t like this, Mr Wu!

It's a Wonderful Life Parody

Those darn cats!

It's a Wonderful Life parody

Repeat after me, “It’s a story” ‘kay?

It's a Wonderful Life, parody

Everytime a bell rings, a panda gets a cuppycake.

It's a Wonderful Life, parody

Yay! The heartwarming schmoopy ending!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda


Day 9: 31 Days of Pandas

31 Days of Pandas and Fabulous Furry Friday are here to spread a little holiday cheer, during what has proved to be an otherwise grim end to the year. (There are those opinion thingies again!) Anywho, what better time of year than to rerun one of our holiday classics, It’s a Wunderful Life, starring, of course, Mr. Wu! Plus to start, one of my favorite ‘toons, wherein, Mehitabel makes a gingerbread house for a local competition, which is…um…modified by the panda kindergarten! Huzzah!

And of course, we start with today’s #TravelsofMiniBob*

*editor’s note: Yesterday, I had to rotate the picture from my mePhone so that it would appear in the right direction, and while it appears correctly on the website on the computer, it appears sideways on both my iPand and in the email. I don’t know how to fix that, so I won’t.

31 days

Mini Bob at the Marianne North House at Kew Gardens

This is one of my favorite things about Kew: The Marianne North House. North was a Victorian era woman, of considerable means. Her father died when she was still a relatively young woman, so she took her fortunes and her interest in painting and traveled all over the world, painting landscapes and botanical studies. She bequeathed her entire collection, as well as the funds to build this little cottage, to Kew Gardens. As you can see, her paintings are installed cheek by jowl, floor to ceiling. Some are even on the ceiling. It is a magical place, and if you are ever in London, you should go there immediately. The gardens are pretty nice too, but watch out for the goose poo in some areas.

And now, on with the pandas!

You left the panda kindergarten alone with my house?

And now, Part 1 of It’s a WUnderful Life!

it's a wonderful life

Thank goodness Bee the Bear still has her magical wand from the last adventure.

It's a wonderful life

Wu is a good bear at heart….

It's a wonderful Life parody

Bee the bear tells it like it is

It's a Wonderful Life parody

What part of “you don’t exist” didn’t you get? Ha ha! I love that line!

Wait…you’re going to stop here? Why, yes, I am! Tune in next Friday for the exciting conclusion of It’s a Wunderful Life! (starring the Wu Self!) In the meantime, buy stuff with pandas! or Here! 

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Panda On, Panda On

Yes, I am panda-ing on, even in the face of my unease over what is to come after this devastating outcome to the election of 2016. Panda on, Panda on! We must panda on. We have lost so many bright stars from the sky: Gene Wilder, Leonard Cohen, Alan Rickman (sob), Prince, David Bowie, Bob Elliott, Harper Lee, Gwen Ifill, Muhammad Ali, Elie Wiesel (what must he be thinking right now?) and so many more. Some of my panda friends on Facebook have lost those nearest and dearest to their hearts.

Must we go on? In the words of Gene Wilder in his role in Blazing Saddles, “We must, we must.”

Panda On!!!!!

Feed me, Mama!

Feed me, Mama!

And how did Pinky manage to hack into my computer again?

Those darn emails…

Really, Pinky....It's not nice to tease your little brother.

Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.

Nooooo! Not the PINK crayon!

Nooooo! Not the PINK crayon!

Yes, there IS a Panda Chronicles Coloring Book! Get it HERE!

What is Pinky reading?

What is Pinky reading?


Now, more than ever….

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

And if you are looking for the perfect holiday accompaniment to your breakfast table…

Have yourself a Pandy little Christmas...

Have yourself a Pandy little Christmas…

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

Have a Fabulous Furry Friday