Care Bears

word type: poker slang

  1. Substitute phrase for a curse word coined by brash player Eric Molina at the 2006 World Series of Poker.
  2. Cuddly multi-colored cartoon bears created by American Greetings in 1981 for greeting cards. Best known for their 1980's television show and subsequent movies. (noun)


In the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event, 21 year-old waif, Eric Molina, made a name for himself by gambling his way to 32nd place finish and by being arguably the most obnoxious player in the tournament. As Shane Schleger put it in his blog, "It was like he arrived fresh from Central Casting for 'Super-bratty poker kid.'"

On Day Five of the tournament, the floor was called in response to Molina's foul mouth, although in this specific case, all he said was "hell." Molina was outraged and decided that from then on, instead of swearing, he would utter the phrase, "Care Bears," probably because Care Bears are on the complete opposite end of the vulgarity spectrum from curse words.

Where Is He Now?

Probably mowing the neighbors' lawns. He has not had a tournament cash since the 2006 WSOP.

Care Bears TV Show