Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Yogi Bear

Originally created as a back-up segment on The Huckleberry Hound Show, Yogi Bear is one of the most popular Hanna-Barbera stars of all time, rivaled only by The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo. Yogi's personality was loosely modelled after Art Carney's Ed Norton character on The Honeymooners. Yogi lived in Jellystone National Park with his sidekick Boo Boo, who served as Yogi's conscience. Yogi's occasional girl-friend was Cindy Bear. Yogi's adventures mainly centered on his obsession with stealing picnic baskets and his ability to confound Ranger Smith. Backing segments on the show included "Snagglepuss" and "Yakky Doodle." Yogi went on to star in other shows such as Yogi's Gang (1973), Yogi's Space Race (1978), Yogi's Treasure Hunt (1985), and Yo Yogi (1991).


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