|PERFORMER||Carmen Osbahr voice|
|Matt Vogel puppetry|
Behind the Scenes
The puppet used for Ursa was what was called behind the scenes "the PR Bear," used whenever Noel MacNeal was unable to perform Bear at public appearances. For her appearances, Ursa was voiced by Sesame Street puppeteer Carmen Osbahr but physically operated by Matt Vogel.
Although purely acknowledged on the show as his "special friend," it was obvious from the show's subtext that Ursa was intended to be Bear's girlfriend.