Characters / Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear

Boo-Boo Bear

Ranger John Francis Smith

  • A Day in the Limelight: John Kricfalusi created two cartoons starring Smith (even though one of them was more about Boo-Boo), and the Live-Action Adaptation is a Human-Focused Adaptation.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Catch Phrase/Memetic Mutation: YOGIIII!
  • The Comically Serious
  • Control Freak: John Kricfalusi depicts Ranger Smith as a somewhat neurotic fanatic, obsessed with placing rules and restrictions in almost everything in the forest.
    John Kricfalusi: I think the story works well for these HB characters, because that's what the whole Yogi Bear series was about. Ranger Smith was always Man butting his nose into the wilderness and making its legitimate occupants obey unnatural laws. This basic conflict made the whole concept of the Yogi Bear show funny to me and your average Joes because we can all identify with the situation.
  • Depending on the Artist: Ranger Smith's design was inconsistent throughout most of the original show until Hey There, It's Yogi Bear finalized it. Parodied in the Spumco shorts, where he inexplicably switches through his various forms from shot to shot.
  • Don Messick
  • Friendly Enemy: He has been shown to get along with Yogi when the bear isn't causing trouble. In spin offs such as Yogi's Treasure Hunt they are consistent allies.
  • Hero Antagonist: He has to be the one to stop Yogi from stealing people's food.
  • On One Condition: He once inherited a fortune but had to live in the mansion he inherited. When he got word about Yogi's health condition, he returned to the park.
  • Only Sane Man: While often a somewhat pompous authority figure, his contempt towards Yogi is usually provoked.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While he understandably does not approve of Yogi causing mayhem and stealing pic-a-nic baskets, he isn't a bad guy, and can be quite nice to Yogi when he's behaving. There are even a few occasions where he actually encourages Yogi to steal a picnic basket or two.

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