Humphrey B Bear: Ass-Kicker

Little did they know that Humphrey knew Muay Thai

A Melbourne actor who played beloved children’s TV icon Humphrey B. Bear in the late 70’s and early 80’s, has been convicted for the assault of a primary school Assistant Principal this week.

John Maclean, 54, had been accused of assaulting Bill Manuel at Glen Huntly Primary School and yelling he was a “f—ing bully” as children and parents watched.

For the record, he was accusing Manuel of bullying his 10-year-old daughter. And obviously he wasn’t wearing the Humphrey costume at the time.

But it’s a fun visual.

My fave part of the story? That Maclean’s own defence lawyer felt the need to tell the court about his history playing Humphrey at all, as though it had some Bearing on the case.

Huh! See what I did there!

By doing this she effectively unmasked him in public, which apparently caused Maclean to hiss angrily “Don’t tell everyone that!”

See dude… this is why Bruce Wayne busts his nuts so hard to make sure people don’t find out he Batman.

I don’t even want to read the rest of the story, because it’s more fun now just to fantasize about the defence then calling up Fat Cat and Marty Monster as surprise character witnesses.

"Say something Cat, or I'm going to jail!"

Now if I can just find a story where Mr. Squiggle beats the shit out of some Principal in Essendon North, I can die a happy man.



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3 Responses to “Humphrey B Bear: Ass-Kicker”

  1. Benjamin the Donkey Says:

    If Mr Squiggle did get into a fight, I am sure he would manage to “draw” blood.

    But all puns aside, I think Agro could take them all.

  2. Olivia Says:

    Oh well, at least if Humphrey does go to prison he should be pretty used to wearing no pants and being humiliated

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