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#SochiBearProblems: Mascot can’t fit into mini-van

Feb 15, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

Intentional mascot shenanigans can be funny, but sometimes the funniest moments are the ones that are unplanned. Like when Sochi’s polar bear cannot fit his gigantic head into a mini-van. NBC News has the entertaining video here.

If you need a little convincing before you click, here are some screen caps of the bear’s fuzzy torment:

In the first three photos, you can see the attempts to squeeze him in:

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Following that struggle, the agony of defeat:

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But in true Olympic spirit, the polar bear persevered, fitting in the back instead:

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It’s entertaining enough in slideshow form, but you really need to see it in all of its blooper-reel action.

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