15 Voice Recordings You Should Definitely Not Put In A Build-A-Bear

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Plush collectors: vote up the absolute worst voice recordings you wouldn't want in a bear.

Stuffed animals can make great gifts and toys, but they can also be a huge mistake. Plush lovers and Build-A-Bear employees are sharing the stories of bad decisions made at a Build-A-Bear. Keep reading to learn about all voice recordings you shouldn't put in a Build-A-Bear. 


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    17 VOTES

    The Audio Of Walter Cronkite Announcing Kennedy's End

    From Redditor u/Playingpokerwithgod:

    A couple of years back I walked by a Build a Bear in a mall and it was legit playing the audio of Walter Cronkite announcing Kennedy's end. It was unsettling, to say the least. I'm sure it was simply a bored employee messing with us, but it was a weird choice to use that audio.

  • 2
    7 VOTES

    "I Ain't Ever Seen Two Pretty Best Friends"

    From Redditor u/preghoul:

    Was an assistant Manager at build a bear. Had the 'I ain't ever seen two pretty best friends' that was split into two bears for some best friends.

  • 3
    7 VOTES

    "It Is My Duty To Rock That Booty"

    From Redditor u/finnicko:

    A friend gave a girl a bear, when asking her out, with the recording of his voice saying "It is my duty..... to rock that booty"

  • 4
    7 VOTES

    An Intimate Compliment

    From Redditor u/sfdbsd:

    Favorite was when I had this huge Shaq lookin cop come in to make both a birthday and an anniversary bear for his wife. This massive dude leans down to our tiny sound station and says "you know you the sexiest thang I ever seen in my life right?". I almost LOST IT. My professionalism was tested that day. Especially cause he put it in a pink Shopkins bear.

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    6 VOTES

    A Proposal Recorded At The Store

    From Redditor u/FattyOlive:

    I worked at BABW from 2004 to 2010. My favorite was when the parents really didn’t care, so the kid would record something long, rambling, and odd. The sound costs $8 back then, so almost as much as some bears, but the parents would just shrug it off as the kids screamed some random message.

    If it was an important message, like a proposal, I would try to persuade people to just buy the soundbox, then go record it at home, and come back another day to make the bear. People don’t realize that Build-a-Bears is hella loud. Those stuffy machines were basically vacuums and playing your build-a-sound while standing next to vacuum and gaggles of children is not a great representation of what you’ve just recorded. It is going to playback LOUD. We’d have people record in the bathroom regularly, which was better than recording in the store, but very echoey.

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    6 VOTES

    A Song About Depression (Sang In The Middle Of The Store)

    From Redditor u/cupcakemuffin413:

    Not a worker but once as a customer while I was going through my obligatory cringe-y "I'm 14 and this is deep" phase, I gave a Build a Bear a voice recording of me singing a song about depression.

    In my defense, it was my favorite song at the time, (ninja edit: it wasn't my favorite song BECAUSE of the lyrics, don't worry guys I'm fine) so I didn't really think it through. But I can't imagine what everyone else in the store was thinking.