!!Yogi Bear
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: [[RingAroundTheCollar A shirt collar, tie]], and hat.
* BearyFunny
* BigEater
* BreakoutCharacter: Originally appeared as a skit for ''TheHuckleberryHoundShow'' before branching off and eclipsing Huck in popularity.
* CatchPhrase: "I'm smarter than the average bear!"
* DawsButler
* GreenEyedMonster: Yogi can be rather wary to Cindy's advances, but should she set her eyes on someone else, he will suddenly become rather territorial.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Boo Boo.
* {{Hyperaffixation}}: He calls picnic baskets "pic-a-nic baskets".
* KarmaHoudini: 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 TheChewToy every now and then.
** The most notable exception to this is in "A Bear Pair," which ends with Ranger Smith chasing after Yogi while repeatedly clobbering him over the head with a baseball bat. Not because Yogi was breaking any park rules or steeling any picnic baskets, but because he [[ItMakesSenseInContext gave America a bad name amongst the French.]]
* LovableRogue: 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.
* RingAroundTheCollar
* SpeciesSurname

!!Boo-Boo Bear
* AlliterativeName
* BowTiesAreCool: You might say he dressed more stylishly than the average bear.
* CatchPhrase: "Mister Ranger isn't gonna like this, Yogi!"
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Bear]]
** NotSoAboveItAll: "Boo Boo Runs Wild" takes his usual role and [[BizarroEpisode deconstructs it to abnormal levels]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yogi.
* {{Sidekick}}
* SpeciesSurname
* StraightMan: To Yogi, usually.
* VagueAge: Most people think of him as a short adult, while others, including Creator/JohnKricfalusi (Boo Boo Runs Wild) see him as a kid.

!!Ranger Smith
* ADayInTheLimelight: Creator/JohnKricfalusi created two cartoons starring Smith (even though one of them was more about Boo-Boo), and the LiveActionAdaptation is a HumanFocusedAdaptation.
* ButtMonkey
* CatchPhrase[=/=]MemeticMutation: YOGIIII!
* TheComicallySerious
* ControlFreak: 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.
* DependingOnTheArtist: 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.
* DonMessick
* FriendlyEnemy: 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.
* HeroAntagonist: He has to be the one to stop Yogi from stealing people's food.
** SympatheticInspectorAntagonist: Though he has occasional [[InspectorJavert overzealous moments]], especially under John Kricfalusi's pen, usually he just tries, and fails, to make Yogi to behave.
* OnOneCondition: 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.
* OnlySaneMan: While often a somewhat pompous authority figure, his contempt towards Yogi is usually provoked.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: 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.

!!Cindy Bear
* AscendedExtra: 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 ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' and has a leading role in ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi'').
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* DependingOnTheArtist: 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).
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal
* LittleMissSnarker: Her ''WesternAnimation/YoYogi'' incarnation is much more temperamental and sarcastic.
* LoveInterest
* ParasolOfPrettiness
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: 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 ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' for example.
* SpeciesSurname
* SouthernBelle: Well, she certainly sounds like one.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics