In between answering some truly madcap hate mail (always a treat, although Bear wishes they would put them in the comments where everyone could enjoy them), Red Death showed him a terrifying reminder of the dangers of 'Bear Conditioning."
Bears have long pursued a sophisticated psychological campaign to condition humans to like Bears.
Here, from 1961, is an example from Red Death's childhood.
And, of course, she married a Bear.
It's all working out, you see, right under your can't-smell-much noses.