The sad and lonely adventures of a very miserable bear
July 30, 2010 2:09 PM   Subscribe

as veteran user numnumnem sagely remarks, "BBCComedy? I thought comedy is supposed to make you laugh, not cry :C"
posted by mrgrimm at 2:30 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]

Comedy: Not what the BBC think it is.
posted by Anderson_Localized at 2:32 PM on July 30, 2010 [2 favorites]

Apparently in that hemisphere the joke circles the bowl in the other direction. Who knew?
posted by mhoye at 2:32 PM on July 30, 2010

subtitle: The Sorrows of Young Werther Ursa
posted by scody at 2:46 PM on July 30, 2010

oh for crying out loud. ok, before any of you fucking saps get all sorry for the bear, understand this:

that bear is a fucking asshole. maybe you didn't notice he was drinking long before santa failed to bring him a friend in a fucking sock, might i add. like friends want to be left in socks all night long. seriously.

hey, next time you want a friend why don't you try not drinking yourself into a rage all the time? ever think of that? you had friends, misery bear. friends who... WHO LOVE YOU VERY MUCH! friends who just- they just can't take the abuse any more, even if they still love you.

merry christmas, misery bear.
posted by shmegegge at 3:01 PM on July 30, 2010 [2 favorites]

The trip to London is possibly the saddest thing I have ever seen.
posted by mippy at 3:05 PM on July 30, 2010

Thank you; my weekend is now destroyed.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:09 PM on July 30, 2010

Awwww. He's just so cute and sad. I'm dangerously close to SQUEEing here.

If he comes to America, I will help Misery Bear get a green card.
posted by misha at 3:11 PM on July 30, 2010

RIP BBC Comedy, 1950-2003 (or whatever year it was BBC3 started).
posted by caek at 3:31 PM on July 30, 2010

So "second-tier Funny or Die" is pronounced "BBC Comedy" over there? The Queen's English really is different!
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:38 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]

It's like a computer program wrote this.
posted by tommasz at 3:45 PM on July 30, 2010

Misery Bear has an alcohol problem, to be certain, but this is a symptom, not a disease, a failed defense mechanism, to numb his constant feelings of rage at his disappointment in reality's failure to live up to his overblown expectations. He wants to be noticed in a crowd, but does nothing notable. He desires love, but is not lovable himself, aside from the circumstances of his fuzzy, cuddly bear birth. He cannot so much as feed pigeons without running at them. Even the sounds of children playing evoke his frustration.

He doesn't need a drink in him to go flinging items about or to wreak some petty damage, mostly upon his own possessions, as a proxy for himself. The alcohol buffers him from realizing how much his own desires, wants without responsibility, are responsible for his suffering.

The mass of bears lead a life of quiet desperation.
posted by adipocere at 4:55 PM on July 30, 2010 [8 favorites]

Day Off made me laugh out loud. Thanks.
posted by anshuman at 4:59 PM on July 30, 2010

Oh hey I didn't know they where making an achewood movie.

I was expecting this misery bear
posted by The Whelk at 6:27 PM on July 30, 2010 [1 favorite]

Comedy: Not what the BBC think it is.

Think it possible you just don't get it.
posted by Phanx at 2:14 AM on July 31, 2010 [1 favorite]

I absolutely love this. The London one was fantastic, and made me want to get on the Tube immediately and go weep on the steps by Eros, amidst the discarded fast-food wrappers and the heaving hell of oblivious humanity.
posted by Decani at 2:33 AM on July 31, 2010

Well I almost cracked a half-smile when he stroked the Diana post-card.

And yeah nothing like the Smoke to turn a touch of the blues into full blown depression.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:55 AM on July 31, 2010

Well I don't see how that's not FRIGGIN HILARIOUS but you at least have to admit that is some top-notch puppetry
posted by Redhush at 8:31 AM on August 1, 2010

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