Tag Archives: The Meihems

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 OctoBEAR!!!

Fat Bear Week continues, but even more importantly, It’s OctoBEAR and that means Halloweenie! And as I previously mentioned, that means for the next couple of Sunday’s we will be having our annual special encore presentation of The Wizard of Wu!

So let’s get started, shall we?

The Wizard of Wu Part 1
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?

Toon in next week for the next installment of The Wizard of Wu!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

A Reminder for the Holiday Season

USPS has made plans to slow down deliveries…why? Because they can, also Louie De, so if you are planning to order pandas for the holidays, order early, so they can actually get to you on time. After last years debacle (at least one priority mail package mailed on December 7 did not arrive until January 10th-ish.) I would rather not mail any packages after December 1st. Right now I have a fairly relaxed production schedule, so unless it’s a big order, I can still get pandas done in a week or so.

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

It’s Birthday Month for The Meihems and Mr. Wu!

I thought we’d start out with one of my favorite stories of the Meihems (which, of course, include Miss Pinky Panda!) Inspired by the real life drama that took place concerning a certain bridge between NJ and NY, and involves a certain governor…

WE call it: HIGHWAY GATE!!!

George Washington Bridge lane closure satire.
Princess Pinky Bao Bao…what have you done now?
zoo atlanta, bao bao, national zoo
Time to call in …Inspector panda!
Mei xiang and bao bao try to cover up highway-gate
Inspector Panda is on the job!
“Hello, Bai Yun? this is Lun Lun…about that detective you suggested…”
…of course Boo-mints are pretty good too.
Inspector panda
Will the twins get a merit badge for their road trip? will Lun Lun fess up to where the girls are? will Inspector Panda get a clue, or at least more twitter followers. Stay tuned!
Bao Bao, washington DC cover-up
Oh, Pinky…what have you done?
Howdy, Mr Kitty, kindly tell us where a tired old cowpoke can get a boo beer and a cuppycake.

Oh that Pinky! (Plus you will notice how she managed to hijack this ‘toon series celebrating Meihem Month!)

Toon in this week to see if I actually get any new ‘toons done for this week!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Putting the “Zoo” in “Zoom”!

I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner, but you can’t have “Zoom Meetings” without the ZOO!

Six and Sebben have gotten their first Panda Scout merit badges!!!

There are so many stories to get to! And I’ve left Frank and Mikey wandering around Alaska, looking for their family. Sigh…I’m sure I’ll track them down…eventually.

Meanwhile, western Washington is experiencing record temperatures! Stay cool, everyone!

Panda on,
Bob T Panda

WE Need Some Fun! It’s Sunday Funday!

I WAS kind of hoping that once President Biden took office and started, you know, doing helpful presidential things, that the crazy insurrectionists would calm down, but no.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

But we CAN have some panda ‘toons! Here are some now! Just the thing for Mother’s Day! (I’m pretty sure this is what your mom wanted!)

Our lack of taste is only exceeded by our sense of the absurd.

I hope your taxes are done!

Will Bob ever learn? will Mehitabel ever get the better of the panda kindergarten?
I love a good art forgery, don’t you?
Oh dear, the Mei-hem twinkies have made Pinky mad. Uh oh.
Is this any way to treat our Nation’s most adorable icon?
The forces of Meihem are only barely in check.

Panda Birthday season is approaching! Order your cake now! (Don’t flunk cake!)

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda