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"This is a story about an ordinary teddy bear When he was made, they found something wrong with him.... ...a spotty man brought him to life with his cosmic dust, he took him to a magic cloud where Mother Nature gave him special powers that bear became Super Ted!"

Thus begins the narration that introduces kids to the animated world of the superhero bear, back in the 80s. Super Ted alongside friend and partner, Spotty, help rescue people from the mayhems plotted by outlaw, Texas Pete and his cohorts.

The theme

After receiving special powers that transforms him into a teddy bear version of ‘Superman' whenever he says his magic words, Super Ted automatically dubs himself the challenger of evil.

Well, with the evil always coming in the antics of selfish and greedy cowboy, Texas Pete and his henchmen: a fatso named Bulk and the hapless Skeleton- which he literally is. He is a walking set of human skeleton with eyeballs and eye lids; each episode turns out to be a battle between Texas and his team versus Super Ted and Spotty.

Although Spotty is never really relevant in fighting Texas, he is always present to give Super Ted some moral support during battles which are always between Ted and Texas. The wars are usually taken to different parts of the world including space, where Super Ted has his own spaceship.

But Super Ted always comes out the victor. Texas will always return with more pranks though.


Often stammering and with a somewhat shaky voice, Spotty is a funny looking yellow man from outer space with green spots and a kind of red Mohican haircut. He has a same coloured and spot spaceship which he uses to travel long distances. He also has a rocket jacket which enables him to fly alongside Super Ted. He brought Super Ted to life with some magical ‘Cosmic Dust' which he continues to use whenever Tex, as Texas is often called, successfully knocks Super Ted unconscious. He often appears campy and a little naive about the things of earth. He is the able sidekick known for doing nothing apart from being present at all times.

Bulk and Skeleton

Two not so clever sidekicks for Tex, the fearsome look on their faces whenever Super Ted intervenes in their mischievous acts is the type that wakes a kind of excitement in young viewers. On one occasion, Bulk is able to get Super Ted's Magic word and transforms himself into a superhero too. However, he is so stupid he forgets the words immediately and couldn't do any harm with it other than punch Tex in the face. Hard as it was to believe back then, both are actually no-harm meaning individuals who just did what Tex asked.

The thrills supplied by the Adventures of Super Ted makes one wonder what it will feel like to have supernatural powers. However, since Super Ted was meticulous in keeping his ‘Secret Magic Words' secret, we'll never get the experience of being a super hero. Bulk should be kicked for forgetting those ‘Secret Magic Words'!

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