Western Animation: Yo Yogi!
"He's Now, he's hip, he's smarter then the average bear- YOGI BEAR! Now 14 years old, Yogi no longer lives in Jellystone Park. It's the '90s and Yogi and his friends, BOO BOO, HUCKLEBERRY HOUND, SNAGGLEPUSS and CINDY BEAR, hang out at the modern day town square — The fantastic, indoor-outdoor "echo-techino" JELLYSTONE MALL."Hanna-Barbera
—Yo Yogi! press release.
's answer to Saved by the Bell
and Muppet Babies
, a Saturday Morning Cartoon
that ran on NBC
from 1991-92. It features Yogi Bear
, Boo Boo Bear, Snagglepuss, Huckleberry Hound, and Cindy Bear as teenagers solving mysteries in "Jellystone Mall" under the watchful eye of Officer Smith (a younger Ranger Smith), while "Dickie" (a teenage Dick Dastardly) would try to foil them.
It was such a commercial failure, it killed off any chance of Yogi getting another series
(aside from the 2010 movie starring Dan Aykroyd
and Justin Timberlake
— yes, that's who really voiced them
). In fact, many cited its failure as the reason NBC stopped airing Saturday morning cartoons (that, and the fact that the Peter Engel teen shows, like Saved By the Bell
and California Dreams
were doing better than most animated shows at the time).
This show provides examples of:
- Anthropomorphic Shift: Everyone wears at least one article of clothing, not including Ring Around the Collar.
- Attention Whore: Roxy Bear.
- Adults Are Useless: But as an added bonus, so are most of the kids!
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife
- Ambiguously Gay: Snagglepuss, naturally...
- Barefoot Cartoon Animals: Boo Boo and Snagglepuss.
- Bitch Alert: Again, Roxy.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Again Roxy, and Cindy Depending on the Writer.
- Catchphrase: At one point, Snagglepuss' catch phrase was changed to "Heavens to Rambo."
- Cool Board: Boo Boo's skateboard, although it's not very cool.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: All five of the kids to some extent, but Huck (as usual) fits both points to a tee.
- Distressed Dude: Super Snooper, thanks to his press agent during one episode. Later, Dickie Dastardly in that same episode.
- Enemy Mine: Huck and Dickie Dastardly team up to capture Wee Willie in "Mellow Fellow", naturally with Dickie intent on double crossing Huck afterwards.
- Excited Show Title!
- Extreme Doormat: Huckleberry, even more so than his adult form.
- Five-Man Band: Yogi (The Hero), Boo Boo (The Lancer), Cindy (The Chick), Huck (The Smart Guy), and Snagglepuss (The Big Guy).
- Flanderization: Pretty much the whole cast, but mostly Cindy.
- Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal: Cindy Bear.
- Half Dressed Funny Animal: Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound. Yogi wears a jacket and hi-tops with his signature outfit.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Boo Boo and Yogi (as always), as well as Huckleberry Hound and Snagglepuss.
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Magilla Ice.
- Kids Are Cruel: Dickie Dastardly.
- Kid Detective: The premise of the show.
- Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!
- Mythology Gag: Actually a pretty cool one, given the rest of the show, but in one episode Huck is tasked with retrieving an ape named "Wee Willie", the same character Huck tussled with (as an adult) in his very first cartoon.
- Not Me This Time: When Snagglepuss lost a bust of William Shakespeare, he decided to make it seem it was stolen and accidentally got his friends to accuse Dick Dastardly.
- Once per Episode: Yogi spun his hat as a signal for the viewer to put on special glasses for the 3-D scene.
- TV Teen
- Teens Are Short
- Totally Radical: The show's whole premise, as its title not-so-subtly suggests.
- In fairness, this mostly amounted to original characters and cosmetics, the main cast themselves were more mercifully toned down, being limited to their original mannerisms and catchphrases a lot of the time.
- Leeroy Jenkins
- The Nineties
- Shout-Out: Dickie's bicycle's design resembles the Mean Machine and his clothes resemble his uniform from Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines.
- Spin-Off Babies: Averted with Augie Doggie, who appears in the show with adult Doggie Daddy.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Downplayed example. Cindy is still The Chick, but far more temperamental and snarky than in most other interpretations.
- Younger and Hipper: The purest example of this at its worst.
- Vague Age: Boo Boo's age in the original series was pretty debatable, but this series only raises further questions.
- Valley Girl: Cindy and Roxy.
- Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: Cindy at times, likely to modernize her from her dainty lovesick persona from the original cartoons.