Thursday, October 12, 2006

Doodle Twenty Twoodle: Bedtime Bear(s)

For some reason I am thinking about Bedtime Bear right now. I love Bedtime Bear. Of all the Care Bears, he has always been my favorite. Don't get me wrong, Tenderheart Bear and of course the Care Bear Cousin Lotsa Heart Elephant come close to being my favorite, but Bedtime Bear wins. I told this story in my second solo cabaret, Jason B. Schmidt the 'B' Stands for BULL, so why not tell it here in the 'B' Stands for BLOG. Older Brother's favorite Care Bear was also Bedtime Bear. Do you think we could share a Bedtime Bear? Ohhh no. We both had our own Bedtime Bears. Now they were quite different of course. His Bedtime Bear loved adventure and exploring and being outdoors. While my Bedtime Bear preferred afternoon tea parties. One time Older Brother attached Bedtime Bear to a parachute. He then climbed up onto our fence. He thrust Bedtime Bear into the air and as resounded through our house, "Bedtime Bear flew! He really flew!" When this news made it to my room where my Bedtime Bear was having a spot of earl grey, he simply turned to Barbie and Jem, rolled his eyes, and went back to discussing the inadequacies of Ken. Older Brother really does, to this day, believe that Bedtime Bear flew. I guess he and his Bedtime Bear are the only ones who know the truth. Back when I did The 'B' Stands for BULL, I had Moo-Moodle go through her garage to find the two Bedtime Bears. Luckily she found them, so I go to show the audience the real life double Bedtime Bears. Fun stuff. I loved having stuffed animals as a kid. That's where my love for acting truly began. Each one had it's own voice, it's own character, it's own storyline. The Care Bears would often be enlisted to help The Popples on some adventure, or The Wuzzles would be asked to help conquer Skeletor. They were my best friends. It's funny to think back to those times.

What were some of your favorite toys growing up?
Obvious Answer for Jason B: Magna-Doodle!!


A chuisle said...

i have a very gay looking pink dolly (that adam lendermon apparently had in blue) that i still sleep with every night.

according to video, i was partial to glow-worms. because they really glowed.

looking back, i adored strawberry shortcake dolls and star wars action figures. also, i was all about my little pony.

but i wasn't really into toys. i was into playing songs over and over and over and over and choreographing/staging them in my living room. this remained a truth until we moved when i was 16.

A Day in the Life of a Touring Ed. Theater Actress said...

I believe that Jem was spelled GEM. But considering I was playing with millipedes and centipedes in the bush around that time I can't really say for sure. All I know is that she is truly AMAZING. Truly truly truly amazing.

Darlene said...

My little ponies and the cabbage patch. Sadly I'd always hoped I WAS born in the cabbage patch.

I love how you were telling me this story, and i'm like, um...HELLO this is material! Your whole life is material!!