This show started out as a cartoon about a little bear who worked on the Bearwitness News as a reporter. He worked along side Patti, getting the scoop on all sorts of stories. Later on in the series, it almost completely went to puppetry. Small clips of the old series were used when Ted was explaining a story to the camera that he experienced in the past. Most of the stories done were reports on things like what mother goose was up to and reenactments of things like how Hansel and Gretel wound up at the ginger bread house. In the old version, Ted and Patti went on all sorts of adventures around the world following up on really big stories of monsters and crimes.