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Primal is the 8th episode of the first season of We Bare Bears and the 8th episode overall.[2]


Grizzly gets his brothers lost in the deep forest to test whether or not they have lost their survival instincts in the modern world.[3]


The episode starts with Grizzly attempting to watch a video online. He's seen getting comfortable in his seat. He gets himself food, diet soda, and turns on his fan, then sits on a cushion in his chair. Before the video can start, an advertisement for a show called "Badger in the Wild" plays. He feels pique by this at first, but the advertisement soon interests him.


He faked us out.

It starts to show a life of excitement in the wilderness, away from modern civilization. It starts to insult the modern life, comparing it to the wild. Grizzly grows worried and self-conscious. He looks around at Panda, Ice Bear and then next himself, as they're doing things the ad insulted. The ad ends and the video plays. He shuts his laptop and looks around in a panic. He then looks out the window to the woods in a trance as Panda and Ice Bear approach him.


He seems covered in butterflies.

The scene then shifts to the three outside. Grizzly is pulling a suspicious Panda and Ice Bear along with him. Grizzly claims he's taking them on a "picnic", as he's holding a picnic basket. Panda reminds him he had offered them fro-yo afterwards. Ice Bear sprays bug spray on himself. Once the three reach the edge of a cliff, Grizzly reveals he lied to the two of them and how they're now lost. He throws the picnic basket over the cliff-edge. Panda complains he would starve. Ice Bear reveals that he brought along an emergency snack bar, only for Grizzly to throw it over the edge as well.


The food is for campers.

In a small fit of panic, Panda decides to try and use his phone to get them back home, only to find Grizzly had replaced his phone with a cardboard replica. Grizzly then tries to assure the two that things would get better, though they are skeptical. It then leads into a montage of scenes of the three walking through the forest, soon coming to a stop by a fallen tree. As they clear the branches, fire ants manage to crawl their way onto the three. They start to freak out and end up falling down a hillside into a lake. Grizzly proceeds to ask who's hungry.


They've gone too wild.

Grizzly volunteers to catch fish in the lake to victual, but only manages to find junk. Panda and Ice Bear are lying by the lakeside in hunger. Grizzly catches a whiff of something in the air. He follows the scent to a campsite where he spots the campers' container of aliment. He sneaks over to obtain the pabulum, but ends up going on an uncontrollable victualing spree. Back over by the lakeside, Panda is tiredly singing a musical composition about fro-yo while Ice Bear commences to hallucinate. After leaning his head back in fatigue and hunger, Panda optically discerns a hallucination; a fro-yo machine, which is genuinely a tree. He points it out Ice Bear and they both get up to have some fro-yo. They culminate up fighting over a flavor out of desperate hunger. Back at the camp site, Grizzly is still victualing the aliment. He ceases when he recollects his brothers and commences to fill his hands with victuals. He's caught red-handed when the campers throw a pine-cone at him and irately tell him to drop the victuals and depart. He endeavors to flee with their pabulum, only to gradually drop it afore he jumps into the lake and swims away. He swims back to the shore, only to find his brothers missing. He looks around for them and calls for them but it yields no replications. He culminates up bumping into Panda's butt and, upon endeavoring to verbalize with him, is proximately assailed by him. Panda's fur is ruffled up as he is now in a primal state due to his hunger. Ice Bear, additionally in a primal state, appears. Panda sees him and begins to fight with him.


Now there calm.

Shocked and horrified, Grizzly tells them to stop fighting, only for them to look at him in anger. They charge at him in an attempt to attack, only for him to run away.

As Grizzly runs away and climbs up a tree, he spots a burger joint in the distance called Burger Boy. He lures his brothers to get there. He then finds the campers' car from earlier, and gets in it (With Panda and Ice Bear riding on the roof). Grizzly reaches Burger Boy and quickly buys food to feed Panda and Ice Bear before anything gets worse. After they are fed, they don't remember what happened. Grizzly apologizes to his brothers that the wild wasn't meant for them and the Bears return to their normal lives. Before the episode ends, there's a note that Grizzly left on the campers' car saying "Sorry!"


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  • Moral: Don't make people what they are what you want. Just be yourself.
  • In this episode, Panda's Phone appeared for the shortest amount of time it ever has, only appearing for 3 seconds.
  • This episode shows that once the Bears reach a point where they can not bear their hunger anymore, they revert back into their natural real-life counterpart personalities, thus turning primal.
    • Although only Panda and Ice Bear are shown to have turned primal as of this episode, Grizzly is also shown to be capable of doing so too. As revealed in the episode "Planet Bears".


  • In "Chloe", it was shown the stem on Panda's chair is on the right. In this episode, however, it is on the left.
    • In the same episode, Chloe had previously removed the stem from the chair, but it's re-attached to the chair in this episode.
  • The pre-roll ad is shown as playing at 0:20 seconds. However, the length it ran in the episode was 1:15 minutes. Though, the 0:20 second mark may just indicate when the viewer is able to skip the advertisement.
  • The roars from Panda and Ice Bear are interpreted as burger orders, yet when they exit the car the two are seen with fries and a soda respectively.
  • Panda is shown to be looking forward to having some Bamboo Splash flavored froyo despite him showing a distaste for bamboo during the episode "Bear Cleanse".

International Premieres[]

  • August 16, 2015 (Canada)
  • September 18, 2015 (United Kingdom and Ireland)
  • October 12, 2015 (Latin America and Brazil)
  • November 11, 2015 (Turkey)
  • November 28, 2015 (Arabic)
  • December 1, 2015 (CEE, RSEE, Poland and Benelux)
  • December 5, 2015 (Germany, Portugal and Spain)



ve Episode List
Pilot Pilot
Season 1 Our StuffViral VideoFood TruckChloePanda's DateEveryday BearsBurritoPrimalJean JacketNom NomShush NinjasMy CliqueCharlieBrother UpOccupy BearsPanda's SneezeThe RoadEmergencyTote LifeCharlie and the SnakeVideo DatePet ShopChloe and Ice BearCupcake JobHibernationCharlie Ball
Season 2 Yard SaleSlumber PartyBear CleanseNom Nom's EntourageRanger TabesRoomsLosing IceCellieFashion BearsThe IslandBear FluChicken and WafflesThe AuditionCaptain CrabooBaby Bears on a PlaneYuri and the BearIcy NightsEveryone's TubeCreature MysteriesThe LibraryGrizz HelpsChristmas PartiesSubwayPanda's FriendNeighbors
Season 3 Grizzly the MovieAnger Management$100Professor LampwickRalphPlanet BearsCoffee CaveCharlie's Big FootThe DemonPanda's ArtPoppy RangersLucy's BrotherWe Bare Bears Digital Shorts 3The FairPrivate LakeLunch with TabesRoad TripSummer LoveThe KittyCrowbar JonesKyleCitizen TabesDance LessonsIcy Nights IIDog HotelBear LiftThe Nom Nom ShowIce CaveSpa DayCharlie's Halloween ThingBunniesPigeonsPanda 2Tubin'Lazer RoyaleRanger GamesThe Perfect TreeBearz II MenBro BrawlHurricane HalVacationBeehiveThe ParkI Am Ice BearBaby Bears Can't Jump
Season 4 Go FishTeacher's PetGoogsPaperboyzBear SquadLil' SquidI, ButlerFamily TroublesBest BearsCrowbar Jones: OriginsHot SauceMom AppThe LimoMore Everyone's TubeMoney ManRescue RangerEl OsoCharlie's Halloween Thing 2EscandalososPizza BandAdoptedWingmenBracesChristmas MoviesImaginary FriendThe MallTunnelsRamenThe GymBubbleBaby Orphan Ninja BearsFire!Ranger NormShmorbySnake BabiesSandcastleBros in the CityCousin JonLord of the PoppiesThe Mummy's CurseBand of OutsidersTabes & CharliePanda's Birthday
Film We Bare Bears: The Movie
We Baby Bears (Season 1) The Magical BoxBears and the BeanstalkBooDunnitThe Little Mer-BearModern-ish Stone Age FamilyExcalibearMeat HouseThe Pirate Parrot PollyBaby Bear GeniusBug City SleuthsHashtag Number One FanSnow Place Like HomeFiesta DayBaba Yaga HouseBears in the DarkBig Trouble Little BabiesTriple T TigersPanda's FamilyA Tale of Two Ice BearsUnicaSheep BearsIce Bear's PetDragon PestsNo Land, All Air!Tooth Fairy TechHigh Baby FashionTeddi BearA Gross WormA Real CrayonWitchesHappy Bouncy Fun TownBack to Our Original Time PeriodBath on the NileBubble FieldsWho Crashed the RV?Temple BearsLighthouseDoll's HouseLittle Fallen Star
We Baby Bears (Season 2) The Big WishPolly's New CrewBug City Frame-UpThe Great Veggie WarUnica's HouseRexford's NectarGrizz's DocTriple T Tiger LiliesAfter BedtimeThe ParadeThe Big Bloom
Shorts Bear CleaningNom Nom Vs. HamsterPanda's DreamLog RideGoodnight Ice BearPotty TimePanda's Profile PicGrizz: Ultimate Hero ChampionDreamiumCharlie's OpusBear StackFrozen IceAssembly RequiredCooking with Ice BearThe Cave