They are known on television for their educational and harmonizing content. They also shun freethinking, once stating that "if you disagree, then you're just a troublemaker". Garfield often tells them that their "message" is wrong, although they never listen to him. Their television show once replaced Binky the Clown's, and Roy Rooster sometimes gets stuck as the fall guy for their routines (in this case, the person who thinks for himself). The only time they fought with each other is when Garfield tricked them into arguing about pizza toppings.
- Binky Gets Cancelled Again!
- Return of the Buddy Bears
- Five Minute Warning
- Mistakes Will Happen (cameo)
- Big Bad Buddy Bird
- Learning Things
- The Multiple Choice Cartoon (cameo)
- The Automated, Animated Adventure (cameo)
- Odie the Amazing (cameo)
- Renewed Terror (cameo)
- The Garfield Opera
- Ghost of a Chance (cameo)
- Roy Gets Sacked
- Stairway to Stardom (picture cameo)
- Top Ten
- Kiddie Korner (alluded to on Aloysius' dartboard)
- The Farmyard Feline Philosopher (mentioned)
- The Buddy Bears are a spoof of cartoon shows such The Get Along Gang (which Mark Evanier had written scripts for) and The Care Bears which focused on caring emotions, harmony, groupthink morality, and lack of conflict.
- Ironically, the U.S. Acres segments from earlier seasons focused on similar values.
- In later episodes, it is shown that they take their promises literally (e.g. dropping two 16-ton safes on Roy after promising not to drop a 16-ton safe on him).
- While the group had numerous speaking voices, their singing voices were provided solely by Thom Huge.