Karma Houdini: Yeah Yogi's a nice guy overall, but he still often gets off scot free for the mayhem he causes in the park. It's not always a guarantee however, and being a slapstick character, he's destined to be The Chew Toy every now and then.
Lovable Rogue: Yogi's a thief and a troublemaker, but easy going and rarely means actual harm. The occasions he isn't in his routine of stealing pic-a-nic baskets he is an outright protagonist helping friends or solving mysteries.
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.
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.
Ascended Extra: Cindy only appeared in a handful of episodes from the original show. She is a regular in most revivals and makes frequent appearances in spin offs (she is among the few supporting characters to compete in the Laff A Lympics and has a leading role in Yo Yogi!).
Depending on the Artist: Cindy's original design was basically Yogi with a dress and blue fur. Hey There It's Yogi Bear gave her a more feminine design with light brown fur that became definitive (though her blue color scheme reappears in odd instances such as the Spumco shorts).
The Smurfette Principle: The fact she is one of very few female characters representing the early Hanna Barbera works may have played part into her prominence in spin offs. She is the only female in The Yogi Yahooeys team in Laff A Lympics for example.