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Bad Idea Bears-0

The Bad Idea Bears are two characters in Avenue Q. One is the colour blue, is male and wears a bow tie around his neck. The other is the colour yellow, is female and wears a bow on her head, a necklace around her neck and a dress.

Their first appearance is when Princeton is closer to finding his purpose in life, shortly after the song "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist" They find him and convince him to waste his parents' money on beer, occasionally crying when he says "no" and yelling "YAAAAAY!" when he finally accepts their suggestion. Later, whilst Princeton and Kate Monster are bonding in a café, they come to him with some Long Island Iced Teas and persuade him to try a "drinking game" which results in Kate getting completely drunk. As Princeton and Kate have sex as a result, the Bears - with Gary Coleman - cheer them on. In Act Two, they unsuccessfully attempt to make Princeton hang himself. At the end of the musical, they seem to have learnt the errors of their ways by discovering Scientology, certainly not another bad idea.

Song Appearances

You Can Be As Loud As The Hell You Want

For Now


In a now deleted video of an interview with Jennifer Barnhart, the original puppeteer behind the yellow bear, she mentioned that the blue bear's name was Lukas and the yellow bear's name was Daisy. In an interview with Joe Tucci that was uploaded to YouTube on December 1st, 2023, Jennifer said that the blue bear's unofficial name was Esteban, and the yellow bear's unofficial name was Clover. Both were given to the bears by Natalie Venetia Belcon, who portrayed Gary Coleman in the original cast. In the official script, the blue bear is called Boy Bear, and the yellow bear is called Girl Bear.