Category Archives: Sunday Funday

It’s Sunday Not That Much Fun Day!

One of the things I love about the panda community and the panda satire community is that they are a justice and equality minded bunch, for the most part. (maybe totally: anyone that supported Mittens is probably long gone by now.) In this season of gratitude, I am filled with thankfulness for your friendship and support.

Soon 31 Days of Pandas will be upon us!

I have so many holiday theme stories to fill the month we should have lots of panda entertainment every day(Culminating, of course, with the 12 days of Crispmoss!) I am continuing with episodes of Bears of the Baskervilles, with a new episode coming this week. But rather than have the confusion of interspersing the encore presentations of other holiday tales with new episodes of B.o.t.B (which sort of spells “Bob”) (sort of) I think I will keep writing and drawing new episodes and save them until they are all done, and then replay the entire series, along with the new episodes over several days, which will give you a chance to catch up in case you missed any!

But now, let’s have a bit of some Sunday Fun with some encore presentations!

Frank is so wise!

Try to have a good week!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

Let’s Talk About Muppets

I almost called this “Let’s talk About Ted” but who wants to give Ted that much air? Not me! Ted’s latest desperate grab for attention has him attacking that dastardly criminal mastermind…yes, THAT criminal mastermind! I am, of course, talking about Big Bird. I guess Ted is still trying to get people to forget that when Texas had an unprecedented winter storm and power crisis, he took his family to a fancy resort in Mexico, while some Texans froze to death. Or maybe this is to distract us from the work of the January 6th select committee and any testimony he might be compelled to give?

So let’s talk about Muppets instead!

Fun fact about me: When Sesame Street hit the TV airwaves, I was out of their intended age demographic, but I was totally enchanted. What a great way to encourage kids to learn: adorable fuzzy puppets, teaching both math and inclusion gently and cleverly. Heck, I wanted to count along with the Count!

I was so enchanted that it became a dream to go work at Henson’s Muppet studio,

I wanted to dream up and create these imaginative puppets (and definitely playing with them and making up their voices and personalities.)

I never got to do that. I wasn’t encouraged to chase after my impractical dreams. I was supposed to be sensible and marry a dentist. I avoided the dentist, and managed to shut out the can’ts and shoulds and become an artist. And if my felty pandas are at least slightly reminiscent of Muppets, well, that is just destiny fulfilling itself.

But meanwhile, back to Ted…

Ted thinks it’s a good idea to compare Big Bird’s excitement at getting his covid vaccine to communist indoctrination of children! In the usual way of GOP politicians trying to play gotcha and shame an imaginary character for promoting things that actually benefit people, the Twitter account for Big Bird for Senate @SenatorBigBird now is approaching 110K followers.(see also Devin Nunes’ Cow) Using gentle humor to point out Ted’s crimes and misdemeanors, he has shown the tiny hearted pettiness that Ted displays to his constituents. Gotcha!

Big Bird has assembled a formidable campaign team, including Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Bert, Elmo, and of course The Count! Is it only a matter of time before Kermit and Miss Piggy sign on? Real politicians are endorsing him, taking this opportunity to bring up real issues that affect Texas residents, in a way that pokes gentle fun at Ted. Somehow, I can’t imagine that Ted is amused. Does anyone think that his daughters have Big Bird for Senate posters in their rooms? Does anyone think they should send them one?

When will the GOP learn that you can’t defend Mr. Potato Head from emasculation on one hand, and then denounce Big Bird as a communist plant on the other? Are they trying to distract us from their actual crimes with their blatant buffoonery?

But meanwhile, we have a few ‘toons to share!

When you can’t make fun of politics via panda satire, the terrorists have won

I think we have a lot of “Underbussing” to look forward to in the coming months!

Our favorite grizzlies are doing “The Bus”!
“crime” is not a verb
Send in the bears!
Helloooooo bears!
I like bears.

I thought some people might like to be reminded of the introduction of Frank and Mikey!

Well, that wraps it up for this week! Let’s hope justice will be done!

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s that time of year again!

Yes, we are heading into Daylight Losing Time again, and you knows what that means!

Bob explains daylight savings time to the panda kindergarten
spring back, fall forward?

As you know, my birthday season has started! One of my early memories is how all the other cubs got parties for their birthdays, but because my birthday fell in the beginning of other holiday seasons. somehow I never did. This obviously had long lasting repercussions in the instituting of the Birthday Season!

Remember, your Birthday Season lasts one day for each year old you are! Hey, I don’t make the rules here!…(oh…wait a minute…yes I do!)

Let’s have some CAKE!!!!

yoga for pandas
All salute the sacred cuppycake!
let there be cake!
If it’s my birthdaycseason, there must be cake!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

A Halloween Carol, Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of A Halloween Carol (Starring PINKY!!!) and a few random Halloween ‘toons, since it’s actually all Hallows Eve here in the states. (At least until the repugnant-cans declare that it is a pagan holiday, and as such, cannot be tolerated!)

On with the SHOW!

Hmmm… Pinky still does not seem impressed. Perhaps the ghost of Halloween present will have more influence over her.
Uh oh, the ghost of halloween present just caught up with Pinky…
Was that list in small type, single spaced?
The Spirit of Halloweens yet to come is not a spirit to be messed with, right?
Surely you didn’t think she would totally reform, did you?

And now, a few of my favorite Halloween ‘toons!

Panda Kindergarten halloween party
Trick or Trick!!!!!!!
comics history
Maybe Bubba is having a Halloween SEASON! Did you ever think of THAT, Pinky?
Make sure Pinky doesn’t try to steal Bubba and Ping’s candy!

Have a fun and safe Halloween! Don’t eat all the candy before I get there! And don’t forget to vote! Election Day is Tuesday! Local elections are important!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

It’s Almost Time for…

We are in the tail end of September (How the heck did THAT happen????) which means that it’s almost October, and you know what that means! It’s almost time for our annual rebroadcast of The Wizard of Wu!!! Once upon a time, a long looooong time ago (when there were only 3 major networks to choose from!!!!) The Wizard of Oz was rebroadcast every year right around Halloween.

This was so long ago, that when I first started watching this movie, we only had a black and white TV, so even when they got to Oz, it was still all in black and white. Eventually we got a color TV and I was so excited to watch the annual encore presentation of The Wizard of Oz, because IT WAS GOING TO BE IN LIVING COLOR!!!! Imagine my surprise, when the first and last part WERE STILL IN BLACK AND WHITE!?!?!?!?!?!?!

WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K!!!!!!?????

I guess only Oz gets to be in color. Any of you who live in Kansas…is it still that way?

No matter…we just need to kill a little time until next Sunday when The Wizard of Wu will come to you in several parts, followed by A Halloween Carol (starring PINKY!!!!)

Let’s see what comes up from the archive wayback machine for today!

Will Bob ever learn NOT to turn his back on the panda kindergarten? No, we didn’t think so, either.
I have extra frosting!
another cartoon inspired by real news!
Thanks again to Henry Nicholls for alerting me to this story
inspector panda and cuppycake pushers
Inspector Panda says, “Know the signs of cuppycake dependency”
Legalize cake today! Prevent illicit cuppycake activities.
yoga for pandas
All salute the sacred cuppycake!

A quick note about Fezbook: as you all know, on Fezbook, I am Bob T Panda, a claim I can not actually substantiate with any actual documentation. Should the powers that be ever find me out, or if I lose my account to some foul hacker, I will not be able to get my account back without revealing my true identity. I do not want to do this, since the powers that be have proved themselves to be soulless cretins who sell our private data to the highest bidder and allow actual trumpsters and fascists to spread misinformation and hateful rhetoric. If I should lose my account, I will not go back. You can always find me here or over on Twidder @pandachronicle

Stay tuned and have some frosting!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

Talk Like a Pirate Day Lands on Sunday Funday!

So, of course, I am legally obligated to rerun the Wu the Pirate series.

I don’t make the rules here!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!
Wu does not have any paddles
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.”

I hope you enjoyed this first Wu adventure, just in time to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day 2021! ARRRRRRR!

And remember, all felty orders through Saturday September 25th will include a Wu the Pirate embroidered iron on patch!

The Wu the Pirate patch! approx size 3.5″ tall

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

September Ramblings

While the panda birthday season continues (Yang Yang of Zoo Atlanta just had his birthday this week) we have finished with the major birthdays in The Panda Chronicles personalities, so that leaves me with a round up of ‘toons from Septembers!

But never fear! October is just around the corner and we will have our annual broadcasts of The Wizard of Wu and A Halloween Carol, two of my favorite stories!

So sit back, and enjoy while I rummage around in the past September ‘toons from the archives!

Do we have to count panda adoption fees?
Our lack of taste is only exceeded by our sense of the absurd.
Varooooooomba! Thanks to Lynnie Ness for alerting us to the “off label” use of the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner.
Pinky needs stuff and she needs it now!
We’re waiting…*tappity tap pity tap*

We’ll be back with new ‘toons on Tuesday!

BTW: I’m taking orders for halloween felty pandas, so if you would like to add to your themed holiday pandas, now is the time! Order by September 30th for arrival in October!

Order dates through September 30th for Halloween delivery

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s Six and Sebben’s 5th Birthday This Week!

Where does the time go?

Six: all da pressies are for mee!
Sebben: dat’s not troo!
Six: an only i get a cake
Sebben: nuh uh! mommee said wee each get one.
Six; yoo already ate yoors
Sebben: i did not!!!!
Six: well, yoors is gone
Sebben: YOO ATE MY CAKE!
Six: prove it
Sebben: i’m telling mommee
LL: sigh

And now, the conclusion of Being Endangered is Such a Curse!

She who must be obeyed…
endangered
The hero of our tale emerges…
hit the fan
Won’t someone save these innocent little pandas???
Oh Bubba! Be careful!!!!
magical wand
Did Pinky just poof her little brother? Stay tuned!
power
But all the power in the world is nothing compared to the power of Mommee!
Bubba: wait! why am i in trubble?
mad
I think I see a slight resemblance to a Pinky tantrum…just saying.
girls
Everyone knows the party isn’t over till you can sit down and re-hash it!
PINKY AND THE MEIHEMS
All’s well that ends well, right? RIGHT????

I hope you enjoyed our Encore presentation of Being Endangered is Such a Curse! Have a Liddle cake to celebrate! (Not to mention all the propeller spinning on Bubba’s cap!)

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s Sunday Funday!

I think we are coming up on Six and Sebben’s birthday, so…

so begins our tale

Wem call our liddle tale, “Being Endangered is Such a Curse!”
our story continues
Ruh Roh…
Pinky
Commence propeller spin…now!
Fish
Don’t pout, Pinky!
endangered
Pinky: Why do I always have to do all the hard stuff?
You know where this is going, don’t you?
don't look now
We’re not looking….
…baby pandas! You’re getting baby pandas!!!!
just when you thought it was safe
Ruh Roh…

Well, I guess we will have to wait till next Sunday for the conclusion of this story! Look at the time!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Part Two of our Encore Presentation of Beary Poppins!

Now where were we…oh yes…

Gosh I really hate to leave you on this cliffhanger for the weekend, but…
Bikkie has a name!!!!
Once upon a time…
Bike loves Beary Poppins! Also Rory the Dinosaur by Liz Climo
I think Biscuit and Beary Poppins are forming a real bond!
It wasn’t me!
A promise is a promise, even among grizzly bears!
Let’s go fly a kite…
uh oh.
I was afraid there would be yelling…so much yelling!
Silly old bears!
Ebbryone needs a Beary Poppins!

Yes, Bikkie was the best thing about 2020 (and as it turns out 2021 so far). We are grateful for our little Miracle Bear, and hope this Beary Poppins Encore Presentation distracted you from the fact I left you hanging about who is knocking at the door, will bear Poppins arrive in time for Bikkie’s birthday party and just where is PPJ? Heh!

‘Toon on tomorrow to find out if Bikkie got his birthday wish!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda