Yo Yogi!

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Yo Yogi!
Yo Yogi!.jpg
Series logo
Genre Cartoon
Animation
Comedy
Directed by Ray Patterson (supervising)
Don Lusk
Joanna Romersa
Jay Sarbry
Paul Sommer
Carl Urbano
Voices of Greg Burson
Don Messick
Greg Berg
Kath Soucie
John Stephenson
Rob Paulsen
Composer(s) Jonathan Wolf
Country of origin United States
Canada
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Paul Sabella
Mark Young
Running time 30 Minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 14, 1991 (1991-09-14) – December 7, 1991 (1991-12-07)
Chronology
Preceded by The New Yogi Bear Show (1988)

Yo Yogi! is an animated series and the sixth incarnation of Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear. It first aired in 1991 on NBC on Saturday morning. To date, it is the last television series to feature (or star) Yogi Bear.

Production[edit]

Yo Yogi! featured episodes, or parts of episodes, in 3D, with Kellogg's Rice Krispies offering 3D glasses. Generally, the 3D scenes were chase scenes of the variety made famous by Hanna-Barbera in the Scooby-Doo series. At the beginning of these 3D sequences, Yogi would spin his hat atop his head, as a cue to viewers to don their 3D glasses. The show did not do well in the ratings, and was cancelled in the summer of 1992 (July 25) in order for NBC to reformat its Saturday morning schedule to young audiences and to launch the Saturday edition of The Today Show. It last aired in syndication as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera. Modern voice actors played the voices of certain characters not only because some of them are teenagers, but due to the deaths of Daws Butler, Mel Blanc, and Paul Frees before this series began.

Plot[edit]

Taking place in Jellystone Town, it features Yogi Bear and the other popular Hanna-Barbera characters including Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Yogi's sidekick, Boo-Boo Bear and Yogi's girlfriend, Cindy Bear depicted as 14-year-old adolescent children and were crime fighters. The gang hung out at Jellystone Mall owned by "Diamond" Doggie Daddy with Augie Doggie as his heir to the mall business. Yogi and the gang work at an agency called L.A.F. (short for Lost and Found) where they act as detectives trying to solve mysteries under the supervision of the mall's security guard Officer Smith. Dick Dastardly and his sidekick Muttley would cause trouble for Yogi and his gang. But Roxie Bear is a teenager was causing trouble with Dick Dastardly and she was Cindy's rival and Yogi's competitor. The characters were never seen at home or school.

Some of Yogi's other pals, like Top Cat, Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole, Hardy Har Har, Squiddly Diddly, and Wally Gator were also featured as young children. Other Hanna-Barbera stars are still in adult form. Hokey Wolf is the Mayor of Jellystone Town and Ding-A-Ling Wolf briefly appeared as his photographer, Loopy De Loop works at the Jellystone Mall's Picnic Basket Food Court, Atom Ant served as the town superhero, Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey were wild west-themed entertainers, Pixie and Dixie lived in the cheese cottage owned by Mr. Jinks, Peter Potamus and So-So ran a plant shop called "Peter Potamus' Plant Palace". Snooper is a crime-solving celebrity while Blabber ran the "Crooks 'n' Books" store, Magilla Gorilla appeared in "Jellystone Jam" as Magilla Ice (a takeoff of Vanilla Ice). Also, Granny Sweet made an appearance in the episode "Super Duper Snag."

Points of interest[edit]

There are various locations in the Jellystone Town:

  • Jellystone Mall - The main setting of the series run by "Diamond" Doggie Daddy.
    • Lost and Found Detective Agency - Yogi and his friends work here under the supervision of Officer Smith.
    • Picnic Basket Food Court - A food court run by Loopy De Loop. This is Yogi's personal hangout.
    • Peter Potamus' Plant Palace - A plant store run by Peter Potamus and So So.
    • Crooks 'N' Books - A book store run by Blabber Mouse.
    • Mops 'N' Tops - A wig and hat store. Its owners Moe and Joe Wendell became the Clipper to steal people's hair to improve their business.
    • The Invention Dimension - A computer store run by Uncle Undercover (Secret Squirrel's uncle).
    • Aunt Annie's Antique Antiquarium - An antique store.
    • Boot Borough - A shoe store.
    • Imovieplex - Jellystone Mall's movie theatre.
    • The Broccoli Republic - A supermarket. A pun on The Banana Republic.
  • First Jellystone Bank -
  • Jellystone Prison -
  • Jellystone Clock Tower - This was built by the town's founder Thaddeus P. Jellystone.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Airdate
1 Yo, Yogi! September 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)
In this origin story, the Jellystone Mall has been opened and Yogi and his friends go there at the time when an invisible bandit strikes Jellystone Town. When Dick Dastardly and Muttley get their hands on a clue, they end up flying off with Yogi in hot pursuit leading them to Bombastic Bobby's Bargain Barn as part of his plan to run Jellystone Mall out of business. With the help of his friends, Yogi manages to stop Bombastic Bobby and gain jobs at the mall's Lost & Found Detective Agency.
2a Huck's Doggone Day September 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)
Two criminals named Lou and Murray have escaped from Jellystone Prison and discovered that the area that they buried their in loot 50 years ago is where Jellystone Mall stands today. When they get to the elm tree there, Huckleberry Hound is under it unwinding causing Lou and Murray to try various ways to get rid of him with disastrous results.
2b Grindhog Day September 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)
Two Grindhogs have infiltrated Jellystone Mall and are eating the mall's profits and Cindy Bear won't let anyone exterminate them since they're on the Endangered Species list. When they get to their Pickleyberry Patch habitat in Jellystone Park, Yogi, Cindy, and Snagglepuss stumble upon an abandoned underground mineshaft and discover that a criminal called Max the Mole is going to break into the First Jellystone Bank.
3 Jellystone Jam September 28, 1991 (1991-09-28)
Magilla Ice is in town to give a performance at Jellystone Mall and Doggie Daddy is holding a contest where the winner will spend the day with Magilla Ice. Roxie rigs the name drawing so that she can win the day with Magilla Ice. When Cindy Bear's name is drawn, Roxie teams up with Dick Dastardly and Muttley to make sure that Magilla Ice spends the day with her.
4 Mall Alone October 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)
Snagglepuss ends up locked in the mall, hours after closing time when he falls asleep while watching a movie. Yogi, Boo Boo, Cindy, and Huckleberry end up trying to break in to save him at the same time when two robbers attempt to steal the Rusty Diamond baseball card. Now, all through the night, it's up to Snagglepuss to overcome his huge fear of the dark for good and to stop the robbers, all by himself.
5 Tricky Dickie's Dirty Trickies October 12, 1991 (1991-10-12)
After the L.A.F. Squad recovers a man's toupee after it was accidentally blown off by Peter Potamus' goldenrod allergies, Dick Dastardly plots to become leader of the L.A.F. Squad by getting rid of Yogi. When he does succeed, Yogi ends up being removed from the L.A.F. Squad and ends up hanging out with Hardy Har Har. Meanwhile, Mr. Slump and his assistant Leroy plot to kidnap Augie Doggie and hold him for ransom.
6 Super Duper Snag October 19, 1991 (1991-10-19)
A giant cockroach called The Pest is at large in Jellystone Town with plans to rule the world. Atom Ant ends up losing his Atomic Helmet which Snagglepuss mistakes for a pinkie ring. With it, Snagglepuss becomes a superhero. Atom Ant ends up seeking help from the other L.A.F. Squad members to find his Atomic Helmet before the Pest conquers the world.
7a Mellow Fellow October 26, 1991 (1991-10-26)
While the others are at the Picnic Basket, Huckleberry Hound helps the parents of Wee Willie Gorilla find their son in exchange for a reward. Dick Dastardly and Muttley also get involved in finding Wee Willy.
7b Hats Off to Yogi October 26, 1991 (1991-10-26)
Workers and patrons to Jellystone Mall are ending up having their hair shaved off by a mysterious Clipper at the same time Yogi loses his hat. Even without his hat, Yogi and Boo Boo end up finding the identity of the Clipper in Moe and Joe Wendell in the Mops 'N' Tops wig store.
8 Polly Want a Safe Cracker November 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)
An evil parrot called the Birdbrain is in Jellystone Town cracking every safe in town. It is up to Yogi, Boo Boo, and Secret Squirrel to stop him.
9a Mall or Nothing November 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)
Taking advantage while Doggie Daddy goes to a mall owner convention, a con man tricks Augie Doggie into signing Jellystone mall to him. Now Augie seeks help from L.A.F.
9b There's No Business Like Snow Business November 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)
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10a It's All Relative November 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)
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10b Barely Working November 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)
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11a Yippee Yo, Yogi! November 23, 1991 (1991-11-23)
Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Louie are doing a show at Jellystone Mall, when Dick Dastardly releases an angry bull in the mall. It's up to the L.A.F. Squad to find him and calm down the bull for the Wild West Show.
11b Of Meeces and Men November 23, 1991 (1991-11-23)
Mr. Jinks who runs the local cheese store has had enough of Pixie and Dixie stealing his cheese. Dick Dastardly tells Mr, Jinks that he can teach him to be a bully to "muscle out" Pixie and Dixie. Yogi helps the two and shows Mr. Jinks that being a bully is not the way to do business.
12a Fashion Smashin'! November 30, 1991 (1991-11-30)
Calvin Clunk is in town to reveal his latest fashion designs. His rival Talula LeTrend plots to steal a dress that is the centerpiece of his fashion show at the same time Roxie helps Cindy with her fashion. When Talula does steal it, she ends up mixing it with a copy of Roxie's outfit style.
12b To Tell the Truth, Forsooth November 30, 1991 (1991-11-30)
Snagglepuss is sent on a mission to return the bust of William Shakesbear to Aunt Annie's Antique Antiquarium. When he ends up losing it at the Imovieplex movie theater, he fakes that he's been knocked out and robbed of the statue with the evidence being that Dick Dastardly stole the bust.
13 The Big Snoop December 7, 1991 (1991-12-07)
Super Snooper (alongside his press agent P.R. Flack) is in town for a book signing at the Crooks 'n' Books store when a mystery contest is held. When the L.A.F. Squad are following the clues, Dick Dastardly and Muttley try to ruin their hopes. But when Super Snooper ends up kidnapped, Yogi and his friends try to locate him and find out that his kidnapper is his own press agent.

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Home media releases[edit]

In the early '90s, a VHS release of the show came with 3D glasses. Warner Archive has not yet made any plans for a complete series DVD of the show.

International broadcast[edit]

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