Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey

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Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey is a Hanna-Barbera animated television series that premiered September 16, 1964. It 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. They are loosely based on the Three Musketeers. 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[citation needed]. Yahooey spoke very much like Jerry Lewis.

Episode list[edit]

The show had 23 episodes of 6 minutes each.

# Title Summary
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.
3 Double Dragon
4 Outlaw In-Law
5 Horse Shoo Fly
6 Wild Child
7 Witch is Which?
8 Wise Quacking
9 Nautical Nitwits
10 Job Robbed
11 Unicorn on the Cob
12 Mouse Rout
13 Handy Dandy Lion
14 Sappy Birthday
15 King of the Roadhogs
16 Palace Pal Picnic
17 Sleepy Time King
18 Pie Pie Blackbird
19 What the Hex Going On?
20 Eviction Capers
21 Hero Sandwiched
22 Throne for a Loss
23 Royal Rhubarb

Voice cast[edit]

DVD release[edit]

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.

Pop culture[edit]

In the later animated TV series Animaniacs, the character Slappy Squirrel claims 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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