Old Smokey

September 11th, 2009

Old Smokey - Halloween

This young man dressed up as an elderly Smokey the Bear for Halloween.

(submitted by Carrie)

174 Responses to “Old Smokey”

  1. Wavy-Gravy says:

    …this is BY FAR the coolest thing I have ever seen.

  2. Shooze says:

    I can’t look away from Smokey’s spooky eyes. Evil, pure evil.

  3. nanapull says:

    Hi, Mrs. Loopner!

  4. Steve. says:

    Since when did the Next Generation team up with Smokey?

  5. April says:

    OMG!! I can not stop laughing and crying!! Friggin’ hilarious!! It’s all about the comments!

  6. Kirk says:

    set phasers to stunt

  7. Craig says:

    You never want to stop a bear from going to the Early Bird Special.

  8. Don says:

    My guess (waist-wise on those pants) is that Smokey is the middle kid from the previous photo. But as things go in life he is probably 25 yrs old, successful, and owns a Speedo and thong company in L.A.

  9. Bonnie says:

    Beam that Bear to California!

  10. Señor_Citizen says:

    That should be Capt. Kirk and Lt. Uhura.
    Something obviously went very wrong with the Transporter during the Halloween episode.

  11. tunerGeek says:

    Smokey IS retirement age now… he celebrates his 65th BD this year!

  12. Whoa says:

    Beam me up, Smokey.


    Only YOU can prevent the Vulcan Nerve Pinch.

  13. Mick says:

    Quick…Set your Dustbusters to stun…

  14. alice says:

    Oh man, I love how the pants are jacked all the way up and he’s wearing white velcro shoes just like an old guy.

    I wonder how many people couldn’t stop laughing when he went trick or treating! Who goes as smokey the bear anyway. lol.

  15. Sam says:

    where can i get this girls costume! it is amazing!

  16. Melissa says:

    OMG – Fred Murtz’s pants ate Smokey!

  17. Kirby-san says:

    Trekkie girl needs to put that phaser to use and put poor ol’ Smokey out of his misery! Just look at how flabby his skin is! D=

  18. Julie says:

    This is so cute!!! Not awkward though…

    • Dave says:

      Agreed. And totally photoshopped…

      • Mark says:

        What would be photoshopped?? It’s hilarious when people totally take the fun out of everything and say…”Not awkward” or “Totally photoshopped” and take it so seriously! I’m dying at the rest of these comments though…awesome!!

  19. Sean says:

    Complete with the “old man floodwater trousers.”

  20. Kat says:

    Oh God, I love this!

  21. bced says:

    LOL. This is the best one ever! His eyes look so sad (and a little crossed) that his parents could only afford half a costume.

  22. Cody says:

    I’m not convinced that’s an actual person.

  23. Shelly says:


  24. Jess says:

    Hey, you kids! Get outta my woods!

  25. Suki says:

    I just couldn’t stop laughing when I read the caption. Priceless.

  26. Sidekick says:

    So sad when fire-fighting bears lose their fashion sense!

  27. Tocsnai says:

    Awkward mix of vintages? Star Trek circa “Next Generation” meets Smokey circa 1953?

  28. eve says:

    So the girl got a real costume and the little kid got the worst homemade one ever? “Trick or Treat! Give me something that won’t clog my colostomy bag”

  29. michelle says:

    Oh no!! They gave her a red-shirt. She’s beaming back up today guys!

  30. Joan says:

    The Bear kind of creeps me out.

  31. Alan says:

    This photo alone looks like it has a better plotline than half of the Deep Space Nine episodes ever did.

  32. Han says:

    This is my favorite afp, ever. I love that Smokey.

  33. Marie says:

    Kind of a moth-eaten, Smokey, huh? Looks more like the gorilla from the Banana Splits!

  34. Jason says:

    “Only YOU can prevent awkward photos”

    • Jeff M. says:

      Well, you can try to prevent. But they’re pretty much going to happen no matter what you do.

      Now breaking the Prime Directive. THAT’s preventable.

  35. Deb says:

    And, apparently, is serving on board a starship bound for new life and new civilizations.

  36. kandee says:

    Only YOU can prevent forest fires! ha ha. Little boy is def dressed as an OLD Smokey the Bear – what with the high waist pants and rolled up cuffs. To make it look like a real OLD STB, I would suggest the old pee stain on the pants routine such as the recent pic of the brothers!

    What is that the girl is holding anyway – a taser gun?

  37. jhuitz says:

    Here is proof that there is one, just one, Star Trek fan today who in 10-years has a shot at getting married and living a “normal” life.

  38. Am I the only one who’s bothered by the fact that these parents let their daughter dress up as a Red Shirt?!

    Or am I just a big geek?

    • Angie says:

      They don’t expect her to return.

    • Jeff M. says:

      Oh, you are a geek. But I understand your concern. Don’t worry, she’ll be okay.

    • Tamara says:

      I’ve seen the “red shirt” comment more than once. What does a red shirt mean?
      Forgive me for being the most ignorant Star Trek fan ever.

      • Dave says:

        Red shirts have no name, and never come back from the planet’s surface.

      • Jennifer says:

        I didn’t know what “red shirt” meant either, and I couldn’t resist looking it up to find out. According to Wikipedia… “Redshirt is a slang term for a minor stock character in an adventure drama who dies violently soon after being introduced to dramatize the dangerous situation faced by the main characters.”

      • WVBOBW says:

        In the original Star Trek TV series, anytime a new character was introduced and was wearing a red, “security” uniform”, he (or she) was going to die before the last act of the episode.

  39. emm says:

    smokey’s got the grandpa pants thing going on…

  40. Russ says:

    His morals protected him from fires, while his pants protected him from floods.

  41. Roary says:

    You know you’ve put together a sad costume when the “Star Trek” kid next to you looks a thousand times cooler . . . ; )

  42. Psychgrrl says:

    “smokey”‘s head looks like a Teddy Ruxpin (sp?) bear.

  43. Jamie says:

    Can’t. Stop. Laughing. Thank you for the entertainment.

  44. Kate says:

    I just think this is a really cute Halloween pic!

  45. Julie K says:

    What?!! The AWKWARD is the Next Generation uniform with the Original Series phaser… Jeez… don’t they teach anything in school nowadays?

    Oh yeah, she’s standing next to a bear.. Maybe she’s going to phaser him… What planet is he from? Certainly an M class planet….

  46. billy says:

    Captain beam us up, and set phasers to snugly wuggly bear.

  47. sallyomalley says:

    Only you can prevent forest fires…..and get those damn kids off my lawn!!

  48. Bet says:

    Smokey the Bear meets Fred Mertz.

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