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The Care Bears Family (TV Series 1985–1988) Poster

(1985–1988)

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Follows 

Followed by 

Remade as 

The Carebears (2007) (Short)

Edited into 

I Love the '80s (2002) (TV Series)
Footage from this cartoon was edited into this mini-series.

Spin-off 

Referenced in 

Thomas & Senior: Aflevering 1 (1985) (TV Episode)
A stuffed toy of Tenderheart Bear is sat next to Thomas' computer
Saturday Night Live: Dudley Moore/Al Green (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced during 'Miss Pregnant Teenage America Pageant'.
The Money Pit (1986)
Walter says "I thought the Care Bears were here" when stuck in the floor.
Madballs: Escape from Orb! (1986) (Video)
At approximately 5:14 into the episode, you can see a beaten up Care Bear doll.
Punky Brewster: It's a Dog's Life (1987) (TV Episode)
When Punky is trapped inside Brandon's body during her dream, she accidentally knocks her Tenderheart cookie jar off the counter, smashing it into pieces.
Punky Brewster: Wedding Bells for Brandon (1988) (TV Episode)
Punky's Tenderheart cookie jar can be seen on the counter in the kitchen.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Fresh Prince Project (1990) (TV Episode)
Ashley: "He really, really likes the Care Bears"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) (TV Episode)
Girl: "It's called Rainbow Valley" Crow: "The Care Bears live there"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Switch it over to 'Care Bears.'"
The Rosey & Buddy Show (1992) (TV Movie)
The Care Bear Cousins make a cameo.
Stepfather III (1992) (TV Movie)
A Care Bears poster describing the word "tasting" at the school.
Jack Be Nimble (1993)
A Care Bear doll is seen at the beginning of the film.
The Nanny: Frannie's Choice (1994) (TV Episode)
After Fran has finished mending her teddy bear, a disappointed Gracie says, "I wanted her to look like a Care Bear".
Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Glen Campbell (1996) (TV Episode)
Zorak mentions a program that rhymes.
Dexter's Laboratory: Hunger Strikes/The Koos Is Loose/Morning Stretch (1997) (TV Episode)
Koose's glowing heart is a reference to the Care Bears.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Halloween (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialogue: "Like a Care Bear with fangs?"
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Invasion (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ally.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey (1998) (TV Special)
Mentioned on "Quiz Masters"
The Simpsons: The Fat and the Furriest (2003) (TV Episode)
there's a Care Bear when Homer is seeing bears everywhere
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Hannibal King's quote about the Nightstalkers' name
Supernanny: Jeans Family (2005) (TV Episode)
Merchandise seen.
Supernanny: Wischmeyer Family (2005) (TV Episode)
One of the twins wear their Care Bears pajamas.
Innocent (2005)
Care Bear dolls offered as Bingo prizes
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Greg (2005) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Family Guy: Brian Sings and Swings (2006) (TV Episode)
Meg has a Care Bear stuffed animal on her bed
Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)
"horny little Care Bear"
The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007) (Video)
Max has 2 Care Bear toys in his room
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
Terrorists execute a care bear.
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode III (2007) (TV Episode)
A Care Bear is in Imaginationland.
Fred Claus (2007)
A Care Bear doll can be seen at Santa's workshop.
The Big Bang Theory: The Dumpling Paradox (2007) (TV Episode)
Penny mentions her Care Bear dolls.
Imaginationland: The Movie (2008) (Video)
There are care bears in Imaginationland.
The Suite Life on Deck: The Suite Life Sets Sail (2008) (TV Episode)
Cody's underwear is revealed to be a pattern of "Share Bears." This is a spoof to the popular children's cartoon, Care Bears.
Nostalgia Critic: Howard the Duck (2008) (TV Episode)
The Critic says that he doesn't care if Howard runs into the Care Bears
Bring Back... Fame (2008) (TV Movie)
Justin wears a Lucky Bear T-shirt
Nostalgia Critic: Jingle All the Way (2008) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic says Booster looks like a character from "The Care Bears".
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says "Care Bears" among other things to cheer Brett up.
Nostalgia Critic: He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (2009) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions the Care Bears
Community: Interpretive Dance (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeff.
Family Guy: April in Quahog (2010) (TV Episode)
Stewie is shown with a Care Bear.
Ashen's Tech Dump: Bo-Starr (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ashens in the opening monologue.
Nostalgia Critic: It (2010) (TV Episode)
"The kids holds hands like some kind of Care Bears special"
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Care Bear mentioned
Cougar Town: When the Time Comes (2010) (TV Episode)
Care Bear mentioned
Living Will... (2010)
Care Bear mentioned
No Strings Attached (2011)
Care Bear mentioned
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
How It Should Have Ended: How Mortal Kombat Should Have Ended (2011) (TV Episode)
A Care Bear makes a cameo in the stinger
Game One: Dark Souls und Trackmania 2: Canyon (2011) (TV Episode)
During the "all good and nice videogames" segment, a Carebear is shown
DVD-R Hell: Intergalactic Thanksgiving (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a title by Nelvana Animation.
Anime Abandon: Diatron-5 (2012) (TV Episode)
"When did this turn into a Care Bears knock-off?"
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can get a stuffed bear item in battle that causes the main character to do a Care Bear stare.
220 Volts: Anos 80 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 10 80's Cartoon Intros (2012) (TV Episode)
Paranormal Rob discusses cartoons from the '80s.
Weeds: Saplings (2012) (TV Episode)
Care Bear mentioned
Modern Family: Schooled (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Phil
Dave's Old Porn: Amy Schumer/Robert Kerman (2012) (TV Episode)
Amy Schumer calls Robert Kerman 'The cloudsweeper from Care Bears'
Nostalgia Critic: Kickassia: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
"To rip off Peter Pan, Care Bears and any other childen stories that exist"
Nostalgia Critic: Son of the Mask (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned among shows Satan's daughter watches
Ambush: Episode #1.3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ofer says Dov Navon is his favorite bear from the show
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Trust Me (2013) (TV Episode)
The Knave of Hearts mentions them to Alice who deosn't know what they are.
Family Guy: A Fistful of Meg (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
"But little Leelee attacks, and yes, they actually do have a fight sequence together. All while Care-A-Lot is getting smashed".
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Mighty Kong (2014) (TV Episode)
Hewy mentions it toward the end of his review
Tosh.0: Redneck Rappers (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
Where Are They Now? (2014) (Short)
We see how the characters' lives ended up decades after their fame faded.
The Amityville Playhouse (2015)
Mentioned in dialogue
GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015) (Video)
Protagonist uses a VHS tape of this series to morph into Care Bear, when cassete gets swapped with Escape from New York (1981).
Nostalgia Critic: Why Does Everyone Hate the Cable Guy? (2015) (TV Episode)
"That movie was as dark as a Care Bears episode."
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The Little Panda Fighter (2015) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton alludes to it.
Carmilla: No One Expects (2015) (TV Episode)
Carmilla comapres Perry's IQ to that of a Care Bear..
The Vampire Diaries: Live Through This (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Into the Woods (2015) (TV Episode)
"Ter-bear"
Phelous & the Movies: Countryside Bears (2016) (TV Episode)
"There's a Grumpy Bear?"
This Is Us: The Pool (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Class: For Tonight We Might Die (2016) (TV Episode)
Miss Quill refers to April as "a ludicrous Care Bear." Tanya has a Care Bear stuffed toy in her bedroom.
Atop the Fourth Wall: My Little Pony 2015 Holiday Special (2016) (TV Episode)
"Three reins for the Care Bears above the cloudy sky."
Phelous & the Movies: Miracle in Toyland (2016) (TV Episode)
"...into a Care Bear stare?"
Fresh Off the Boat: Where Are the Giggles? (2016) (TV Episode)
Care Bears dolls are seen on shelves.
Cold Side of the Pillow (2017)
uses the contrasting genres to create tension with music
Unicorn Store (2017)
Kit has Care Bear toys
The Toys That Made Us: Star Trek (2018) (TV Episode)
The documentary shows toys based on the series.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong With Paddington 2 (2019) (TV Episode)
An audio snippet is used during the outtakes

Featured in 

Atop the Fourth Wall: Care Bears #13 (2011) (TV Episode)
Linkara recalls the series, though having never watched it as a child.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s (2012) (TV Episode)
"The Care Bears" is #8 before being replaced by "Ewoks".
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The Care Bears Movie (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat expresses his memories of the TV series. Clips briefly shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cutest Animated TV Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Baby Hugs and Tugs Bear get an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable TV Cartoon Characters of the 1980s (2016) (TV Episode)
Grumpy Bear gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Cartoon Villains of the 1980s (2017) (TV Episode)
No Heart is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Animated Kids' Shows That'll Make You Nostalgic (2017) (TV Episode)
The Care Bears gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Cartoon Series Created by a Woman (2018) (TV Episode)
The Care Bears is #5.

Spoofed in 

Rugrats: King Ten Pin/Runaway Angelica (1993) (TV Episode)
The Dummy Bears are spoofs of the Care Bears
Robot Chicken: That Hurts Me (2005) (TV Episode)
Huggytime Bears skit
Robot Chicken: Password: Swordfish (2006) (TV Episode)
The Care Bears start a genocide
Robot Chicken: Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (2007) (TV Episode)
"Intensive Care Bears"
Smosh: If Kids Shows Were Real (2011) (TV Episode)
Anthony gets killed by a bear which he thought is Cheer Bear.
Robot Chicken: Eaten by Cats (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Robot Chicken: Botched Jewel Heist (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Rick and Morty: Total Rickall (2015) (TV Episode)
Tinkles and her friends are a parody of Care Bears and My Little Pony who take Summer to a magical world called Never Past Bedtime Land.

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