Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey
Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon which premiered September 16, 1964. The show was presented as a segment of Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon, along with Breezly and Sneezly and Peter Potamus.
Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey are dogs who serve the King as his Royal Guards. They must always protect, serve and obey the King. At times, the three heroes find themselves fighting a fire-breathing dragon and other villains. A common mistake in nearly every short is that Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey's voices tend to get mixed up with one another. Irving Berlin wrote a stage show while in the Army during World War I entitled "Yip Yip Yaphank" at Camp Yaphank from which names were taken for this cartoon. Yahooey spoke very much like Jerry Lewis. They are loosely based on the Three Musketeers.
The show had 23 episodes of 6 minutes each.
|1||The Volunteers||Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey are trained by Sergeant to become soldiers, but their clumsiness becomes too much for the Sergeant and eventually makes the King mad.|
|2||Black Bart||Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey gets fired by the King for overuse of his money on things like sword polish. But they get their jobs back when they unwittingly keep him away from the notorious highwayman Black Bart, who is mistaken by the King for Yahooey.|
|5||Horse Shoo Fly|
|7||Witch is Which?|
|11||Unicorn on the Cob|
|13||Handy Dandy Lion|
|15||King of the Roadhogs|
|16||Palace Pal Picnic|
|17||Sleepy Time King|
|18||Pie Pie Blackbird|
|19||What the Hex Going On?|
|22||Throne for a Loss|
The episode "The Volunteers" is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's vol. 1. The episode "Black Bart" is available on the DVD Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's Vol. 2.
Largely forgotten, this cartoon did get one mention in the hit series Animaniacs, decades later, where the character Slappy Squirrel claims that Yakko, Wakko, and Dot remind her of a young Yippee, Yappee, and Yahooey. The Warners look puzzled, and say they don't know who that is.
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