Happy, friendly, sweet-matured, cheerful (all formerly as a child), lovable, bighearted, irresponsible, inappropriate, caring, well-meaning, short-tempered, sarcastic, slightly vain, somewhat childish Ted (born 1977), formerly known as Teddy and currently as Ted Clubberlang, is the titular deuteragonist of the franchise of the same name.
He is John's best friend and brother figure, Lori's brother-in-law, Tami-Lynn's husband, and Steve and Helen's youngest adoptive son.
Ted invites a couple of hookers into their apartment for a party when John and Lori arrives home from a date.
Unable to have Ted at their apartment, Ted finds a job as a grocery store clerk so he can afford a new apartment for himself.
Soon, John discovers the young bear on the ground, alive and talking on his own.