Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ABC Wednesday--Y

Yogi Bear and his friend Boo Boo
sport green pork-pie hats and ties.
As we all know, Yogi is
"smarter than the average bear."
Yogi Bear was named after
New York Yankee
player and manager Yogi Berra.
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Just head over there to learn how to participate.
Yogi Bear’s personality was loosely modeled after Art Carney’s Ed Norton character on “The Honeymooners.”
That is the reason why Yogi's hat is similar to the hat that Ed Norton wore.
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 Bear and Boo Boo originally appeared on the Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958 and by 1961 Yogi had his own show.
Yogi's voice was done by Daws Butler and Boo Boo's was done by Don Messick.
Yogi Bear lived in Jellystone National Park with his sidekick
Boo Boo, who served as Yogi's conscience.
Yogi Bear's ocassional girl-friend was Cindy Bear.
Yogi Bear's adventures mainly centered on his obsession with stealing picnic baskets and his ability to confound Ranger Smith.
Bear((( )))


ellen b said...

Oh goodie Yogi bear. Yabba dabba doo to you...

photowannabe said...

Loved Yogi Bear and used to watch the cartoon faithfully. This is a really original use of the letter Y. It works with your bear theme too. Great stuff.

Gary said...

Yogi Bear, Jellystone (Yellowstone) National Park - used to love this cartoon!!

Thanks for the memories!


leslie said...

Gosh, what a neat post for Y today! I remember Yogi from TV in those days, too. :D

Reader Wil said...

Bears are always nice subjects in children'sbooks. Paddington, Winnie the Poo, were a few of them and I loved the Rupert The Bear stories. Good choice!

CrazyCath said...

Oh. Pickernick baskets! That is the most original Y I think I have seen so far! I never thought of Yogi and I LOVE Yogi!

Thanks for all the info on him. I love it. Great post.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good pld Yogi Bear!

ArneA said...

Yogi and not Yoga

Gordon said...

An informative exposé of good old Yogi.

sablonneuse said...

Oh yes, you've brought back memories of the cartoons for me too. I haven't been reading blogs for a week and there was so much to catch up on. Love your posts and all those gorgeous bears.

Helena said...

Oh wow! LOL! WHy didn't Bob tell me "Yogi" when I was trying to think of a "y"?? LOL! Mind you, he's been pre-occupied with pants the last few days. (For a change.)

AphotoAday said...

Of course -- Y not? -- "Y"ogi Bear...
Great post for Y...

Andrea said... this post.

Ackworth Born said...

ah yogi - brings back memories

David said...

I used to get so angry with Ranger Smith. Even as a young lad I had ideals about justice, I felt the good Ranger was too harsh on my favorite bears!
Great post!And yes thanks for the memories!
btw, your kind warm comments the past week have been so appreciated. Both Janet and I thank you. It means everything to us

Blue said...

What fun, as a serious teddy bear lover - just See my 'Favourite Thing' post last Thursday - I love this Y.
I managed to include a Yogi in mine but he was a dog!

Kim said...

I love Yogi Bear. We had a Jellystone campground near us as a kid.

Brian said...

A very cleaver post you should get an award for this one.

RuneE said...

That was a lot of news for me!

Nydia said...

Oh, I used to love watching this cartoon when I was litle! Their name in Portuguese are Zé Colméia and Catatau... Good times... Thanks for the trivia about them!

Kisses from Nydia.

Mental P Mama said...

One of my all-time favorites. Great post!

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent choice for "Y" - Wednesday!

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Daryl said...

Bear .. you must check out Holly's blog


holly said...

wow. you like bears!

yogi was one of my favs too. he was just so dang smart! i mean, compared, of course, to the average bear.

Denise said...



Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

You've just managed to reference some of my favorite characters...Ed Norton and the entire cast of the Honeymooners. Thank goodness for TV Land - I watch them even today. Huckleberry Hound, Yogi (and I had no idea he had a quasi-girlfriend named Cindy, but I also have a bad memory). Love them all.

You sure do bring back some good memories of a much easier, simpler time. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You know your stuff--all those great facts on the inhabitants of Jellystone. I'm beary impressed!

Wendy said...

Oh my gawd! Does this post bring back memories!! Yabba dabba dooooooo! And don't forget Quick Draw McGraw and Babba Louie "Hey Babba Louie are you alright?"

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful! I loved Yogi and Boo-Boo, and I truly hated that bad guy Ranger Smith. Great post!

becky voyles said...

Yogi was an orginal & great choice. I used to love to watch Yogi cartoons. Thanks for bringing back a great memory and for your encouraging on my blog.