Flashback Friday: Gummi Bears

Sometimes I have really horrific commutes. This evening was this week’s “sometimes.” Know what kept me sane? Finally listening to three guys break it down, holiday-style, on some of their favorite “metal” cartoon themes.

Yeah, I’m just getting to the Christmas special. What of it?

Beyond the expected awesomeness of listening to three groovy Brits give slightly inebriated discourse on cartoon theme songs (and the unexpected weirdness of learning that England re-christened the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles), I’m going to have to admit that my favorite part of the entire episode was the very end…singing along VERY LOUDLY to the final theme: Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears.


I remember very little about the actual cartoon. I remember that it was about cute little bears who lived in Gummi Glen, and they held the secret to some magical potion that allowed them to bounce. Humans were involved as well. Some were good and some were evil. You know, the basics. I also remember that some of my favorite voice artists appeared: June Foray, Lorenzo Music, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker, to name a few.

But what I do remember, almost word-for-word as I discovered this evening, is the theme song. It’s one of those typical Disney themes, catchy and bouncy and apparently impossible to purge from your memory once it’s in there. And it’s awesome. Every word, every note. Awesome.

And now I’m just going to leave it right here, for you to sing along with loudly as well. Don’t worry if you do…I won’t tell. Go ahead. It will make everything all right.

Oh, one more thing: To those about to Gummi? WE SALUTE YOU.