Smokey Bear or Smokey The Bear?

Smokey Bear or Smokey The Bear? 9NEWS 8/22/16

Is it Smokey Bear or Smokey The Bear? Perhaps you've never given it much thought, but that question fueled a fight between an Arvada couple.

The face of wildfire prevention created a rift in John and Julie's household, so they turned to Next to settle their dispute. John insists it's Smokey The Bear, his wife says it's simply Smokey Bear.

We checked in with the U.S. Forest Service.

"Smokey Bear does not have a middle name, and I believe the confusion is caused by the song where you sing Smokey the Bear, Smokey the Bear," said Barb Timock. "That's where the confusion lies, the song make it sound like he has a middle name, but in reality, he doesn't. "

So there you go, Julie winds.  Blame it on the song.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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