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Prod. and Airdates:


October 1958 - December 1959, syndicated

January 1961 - January 1962, syndicated

Hanna-Barbera Productions

Theme Song:

Yogi Bear (segment intro 1)

Yogi Bear (segment intro 2)

The Yogi Bear Show (main)



ogi Bear remains one of the most successful and enduring characters to have been created by Hanna-Barbera. He began as just another backing segment; episodes of Yogi Bear forming part of The Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958. By 1961 he was headlining his own series, The Yogi Bear Show, with supporting segments Snagglepuss and Yakky Doodle.


Yogi lived in Jellystone National Park, and from the very first episode made the park rangers question their career choice. For his part, Yogi suffered mainly from boredom, hunger and hunters. On occasion he attempted to escape the confines of the park and the repetition of his daily routine, only to find that life inside the park was actually soft and easy compared to the unprotected habitat outside its boundaries. In early episodes he either begged for food from campers when looking for an easy meal or attempted to snatch unguarded goodies. Adding to his problems, Yogi sometimes had to contend with hunters who were either after him or other woodland creatures, whom he tried to protect. When faced with opposition Yogi often proclaimed himself, "Smarter than the av-er-age (fill in the blank)", although this boast turned out to be overly optimistic a good deal of the time.



Yogi's frequent companion was a small bear who wore a bowtie named Boo Boo. Where Yogi was rash, Boo Boo was more often the voice of reason, attempting to curb Yogi's impulsive habits.


Another common supporting character in the series was Ranger Smith, although it wasn't until the twenty-fourth episode, Lullabye-Bye Bear that one of the rangers first referred to himself by that name. Before that, all of the rangers had just been called "ranger" or identified by various first names. (Once Ranger Smith became an established character the name was retrofitted (by fans) to earlier appearances of the various ranger characters.) It was at this point in the series that the stories began to focus on the thing that Yogi Bear is popularly remembered for; namely, carrying out clever schemes to deprive campers of their "pic-a-nic" baskets or otherwise con a meal, and his personal struggle with the ever-harassed Ranger Smith, who did his best to uphold park policy.


Yogi was too big a star to let fall into obscurity once his own series ran its course, so for several decades he served as the front man for numerous Hanna-Barbera cartoons that brought together large casts of characters who formerly had their own series. In addition to numerous specials, Yogi starred in Yogi's Gang (1973), Yogi's Space Race (1978) and its spin-off series Galaxy Goof-Ups (also 1978), Yogi's Treasure Hunt (1985), The New Yogi Bear Show (1988) and Yo Yogi! (1991). He was also team leader of the Yogi Yahooeys in the 1977 series, Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics.




Yogi Bear

Daws Butler

Boo Boo

Don Messick

Ranger Smith

Don Messick

Cindy Bear

Julie Bennett


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Season 1 (1958) from:

"The Huckleberry Hound Show"


Yogi Bear's Big Break

Slumber Party Smarty


Big Bad Bully

Foxy Hound-Dog

Big Brave Bear

Tally Ho Ho Ho

High Fly Guy

Baffled Bear

The Brave Little Brave

The Stout Trout

The Buzzin' Bear

The Runaway Bear

Be My Guest Pest

Duck in Luck

Bear on a Picnic

Prize Fight Fright

Brainy Bear

Robin Hood Yogi

Daffy Daddy

Scooter Looter

Hide and Go Peek


Season 2


Show Biz Bear

Lullabye-Bye Bear

Bear Face Bear

Papa Yogi

Stranger Ranger

Rah Rah Bear

Bear for Punishment

Nowhere Bear

Wound-up Bear

Bewitched Bear

Hoodwinked Bear

Snow White Bear

Space Bear


Season 3 (1961) from:

"The Yogi Bear Show"


Oinks and Boinks

Booby Trapped Bear

Gleesome Threesome

A Bear Pair

Spy Guy

Do or Diet

Bears and Bees

The Biggest Show-Off on Earth

Genial Genie

Cub Scout Boo Boo

Home-Sweet Jellystone

Love-Bugged Bear

Bareface Disguise

Slap Happy Birthday

A Bear Living

Disguise and Gals


Season 4


Touch and Go-Go-Go

Acrobatty Yogi

Ring-A-Ding Picnic Basket

Iron Hand Jones

Yogi's Pest Guest

Missile Bound Yogi

Loco Locomotive

Missile-Bound Bear

A Wooin' Bruin

Yogi in the City

Queen Bee for a Day

Batty Bear

Droop-a-Long Yogi

Treadbare Bear

Ice Box Raider

Bear Foot Soldiers

Yogi's Birthday Party, part 1

Yogi's Birthday Party, part 2

Yogi's Birthday Party, part 3




Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! (1964)

Yogi's Ark Lark (1972)

Yogi's First Christmas (1980)

Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper (1982)

Yogi Bear & the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose (1987)

Yogi's Great Escape (1987)

Yogi & the Invasion of the Space Bears (1988)

Yogi the Easter Bear (1994)

A Day in the Life or Ranger Smith (1999, Spumco release)

Boo-Boo Runs Wild (1999, Spumco release)

Boo-Boo and the Man (2003, Spumco webisode)






Yogi Bear trying to get a free lunch


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