Category Archives: Sunday Funday

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

Saturday Was Bikkie’s Bearday!!!!

As a special treat, we thought we would share the story of Beary Poppins in it’s entirety, while Bikkie recovers from his CAKE extravaganza!

Here we go!

Oh boy! Oh boy! A NEW story!!!!
I can hardly stand the suspense! Who will play Beary Poppins???
A spoonful of frosting makes the medicine go down, the medicine go down, medicine go down!
The ad is mailed, but Mittens is up to some dirty tricks….But wait! Look who found the mail box!!!
Bears are VERY curious!
This hat doesn’t make me look…um…too fluffy does it?
Frank is off on a new adventure!
Beary Poppins has arrived! Is there any cake? It’s been a long flight!
I wonder why no one else applied for the job!
I just love Mei’s little chats with her sister Lun Lun.
Why DIDN’T I eat all the cookies?
Don’t you just LOVE six and Sebben?

Well, this is getting a bit long, so I will set up the rest of beary Poppins to post on MONDAY (which is Pinky’s birthday

Happy Birthday To Bikkie, Bubba, and Pinky!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

In Which We shall Attempt to Celebrate Bubba, While Realizing that Pinky Will Attempt to Take Over

Yes, today we celebrate Bubba’s Birthday Season! But first we must have a small bit of celebration that there is another panda birth to herald! Jia Jia and Kai Kai have just had their first cubby! All of Singapore is rejoicing tonight! (Well, I assume all of Singapore is, I mean, why wouldn’t they?) Not least of which, Aunty Lucilla, teller of tales about pandas, was thrilled to make the announcement! Congratulations Jia Jia and Kai Kai!

And now, some ‘toons about Bubba, with maybe a tiny bit of interloping by Pinky.

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?
Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

Okay, the next ones are going to be about Bubba…I’m almost certain!

Feed me, Mama!
Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.
What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!
panda
You better watch out….
And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut…
I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.

Of course no trip down memory lane would be complete without one of my all time favorite ‘toons…

See? I told you it was broken!

Okay…so maybe EVERY ‘toon had Pinky in it. what can I say? #ClapLouder

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s Been a Week

There is so much going on, most of which I really don’t even want to think about: the ongoing surge in coronavirus, brought on, at least in part by the unwillingness of a sizable portion of the population that could get vaccinated, but won’t. The cancer death of another acquaintance, the continuing (and escalating) dangerous lies about the election and subsequent attempted coup.

And MAYBE I did not acknowledge a certain little panda princess’s birthday on the actual day…

Sigh…

Meanwhile, it is now birthday month for the trio from DC, the offspring of the Xiang Tian Clan, so I guess all of the Sunday roundups for the entire month will have to be about them!

Gee…I wonder if I have any ‘toons about Pinky...#ClapLouder

Pinky tests her powers….
National Zoo cub makes mom Mei Xiang disappear
oops.
Princess Pinky is fooled by Mei Xiang at the National Zoo
Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…
Bao bao changes panda cub gender
Pinky is VERY powerful. Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr Wu.
Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions
You say you want a resolution, well, you know, it is hard to change a bear….

And, of course, one of my personal favorites…

deleted footage from press conference
Pinky answers difficult questions from the press in her own way.

Maybe by the time this hits the cyber waves, Huan Huan will have gifted us with a pair of cubby siblings to BeBe Maurice! If not, this will give you some reading material while you wait!

Be the Bear!
Bob T#JoeBidenIsThePresident Panda

To Bee or Not to Bee

Recently I’ve begun to invite friends of the Panda Chronicles to request specific encore presentations for my regular Sunday offering. This week, by request, I’m highlighting Bee the Bear!

I had to think for a minute about how Bee (the Bear) came into bee-ing! It all came rushing back, when I remembered that when I did my 2nd Kickstarter campaign to publish my first collection of ‘toons in printed form, a friendly bee-keeper here on Whidbey offered some local honey as an extra incentive to contribute to my campaign.

Of course I had to design a label!

Bee, the Bear; my original drawing.

Later I revised her a little bit:

Beeeeeeeee!

and also…

cheerful
Bee-lieve!

When Mr. Wu came along, Bee (the Bear) appeared in many of Mr. Wu’s adventures, including the story when he ran off with the panda kindergarten and joined the circus, The Wizard of Wu, and It’s a Wunderful Life!

episode 11
episode 14
094-the-wizard-of-wu-episode-7-100-res.jpg
Mehitabel would like to register her protest about given the least sympathetic role in this adventure.
Xiao Liwu has to journey to see the wizard
Okay, now it’s getting exciting! Scary parts dead ahead!
It's a Wonderful Life parody
What part of “you don’t exist” didn’t you get? Ha ha! I love that line!

And while we’re on the subject, (what subject was that?) It’s almost birthday month for Mr. Wu, and the Meihem twins, so the Sundays of July will be filled with encore presentations with Mr. Wu and the Meihems! (Pinky Junior shares [NOT DAT WORDS!!!!] her birthday [July 29th] with The Wu Self!) The wizard of Wu always has an encore presentation in October and it’s a Wonderful Life, during the Christmas holiday season. I’ll reprise Mr. Wu’s entire circus adventure during his birthday month!

August, of course, will be full of the House of the Xiang-Tian clan! Definitely something to look forward to!

I hope you enjoyed this visit with Bee (the Bear)!

Be(e) the Bear!
Bob T Panda