The Yogi Bear ShowThe Yogi Bear Show

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Yogi Bear began as a secondary character on The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958), but he proved so popular, he was given his own series in 1961. A conniver and a schemer, Yogi frequently proclaimed he was "smarter than the average bear." His gentle pal Boo Boo always pointed out that Ranger Smith wasn't going to like his latest plot to steal "picanic" baskets from visitors to Jellystone Park, but that never stopped Yogi.
The Yogi Bear Show also featured Snagglepuss, a bright pink lion whose, "Exit, stage left" became a catch phrase among kids, and Yakky Doodle, a self-consciously cute little duck. More than one critic noted that Yogi sounded a lot like Art Carney's Ed Norton character on The Honeymooners, just as Snagglepuss's voice bore more than a passing resemblance to Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion. But the sound-alike formula proved popular, and Hanna-Barbera used it many times.

The Yogi Bear Show

The show's finale was a birthday party special with appearances by Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, and other visitors from various Hanna-Barbera programs. The Yogi Bear Show may not have been great animation, but it was an essential part of growing up in '60s America, and this set is sure to delight baby boomers who watched it as kids.

Cast and Characters
  • Daws Butler as Yogi Bear
  • Julie Bennett as Cindy Bear
  • Mel Blanc
  • Vance Colvig
  • June Foray
  • Don Messick as Boo Boo/Ranger John Smith
  • Hal Smith
  • Bill Thompson
  • Jean Vander Pyl
  • Jimmy Weldon
  • Doug Young
    The Characers of Jellystone
  • Yogi Bear
  • Boo Boo
  • Ranger John Smith
  • Cindy Bear

Broadcast History The Yogi Bear Show
First Telecast:January 30, 1961
Last Telecast: December 30, 1961
Number of Episodes: 35
Number of Seasons: 1
Original Network: Syndication

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    Theme Song and Opening Credits

    Theme by Hoyt Curtin

    Yogi Bear is smarter than the average bear,
    Yogi Bear is always in the ranger's hair.
    At a picnic table you will find him there
    Stuffing down more goodies than the average bear.
    He will sleep till noon but before it's dark,
    He'll have every picnic basket that's in Jellystone Park.
    Yogi has it better than a millionaire
    That's becasue he's smarter than the average bear.


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