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A funtastic world, though not quite how you remember it.

"There you have it. Our town is truly the worst."

Jellystone! is an animated series that premiered on Max (then named HBO Max) on July 29, 2021. Created by C. H. Greenblatt (Chowder, Harvey Beaks) for Warner Bros. Animation, the series features new versions of classic Hanna-Barbera characters, primarily those from the 1960s.

The series takes place in the town of Jellystone, and revolves around the lives of its citizens as they live, work, play, and (as is often the case) destroy the town in some outrageous way. Among the residents are Yogi Bear, Cindy and Boo Boo, the town's medical staff; Huckleberry Hound, the mayor, and Jabberjaw, an employee at Magilla Gorilla's clothing store that supplies everyone's hats and bowties.

It aired on Cartoon Network starting September 4. Cartoon Network's YouTube channel also hosts various one-minute shorts featuring the show's characters. First episode here. The second broadcast season (the second half of production Season 1) premiered on March 17, 2022. On top of that, a second production season of 40 episodes was ordered. The first half of that season premiered on February 22, 2024.

Watch the trailer here.

Provides examples of:

  • Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: Jabberjaw pronounces Magilla's name as "Ma-Jill-A" rather than "Ma-Gil-A". According to an interview with the show's cast this was due to her actor not knowing how to say the gorilla's name when she read the script but the crew liked it that it became a piece of this take of the shark's characterization.
  • Accidental Truth: The titular "Mr. Flabby Dabby Wabby Jabby" is the fake identity Augie and friends made up on the spot while disguised in a Totem Pole Trench. It is also a real character who looks just like their disguise, has a high pitched voice and even is a lawyer just like they previously fibbed.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In Laff-A-Lympics, the Really Rottens always lost to either the Yogi Yahooeys and the Scooby Doobies. In this series, it's the Yogi Yahooeys who consistently lose and the Really Rottens who are the undefeated champions.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Quick Draw McGraw is far more competent as "El Kabong" in this series.
    • The Funky Phantom is a former pro-wrestler.
    • The Really Rottens consistently lost to either the Yogi Yahooeys or the Scooby Doobies in Laff-A-Lympics as a result of their cheating. They still cheat in this series, but still manage to score victories over the Yogi Yahooeys.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Downplayed, as he was arguably borderline Jerkass to begin with, but The King from Heyyy, it's The King! is more aggressive and smug than his original incarnation.
  • Adaptational Nationality:
    • El Kabong is now actually Hispanic, with a Brazilian voice actor.
    • Bobbie Looey has an Americanized accent, but is Cuban instead of Mexican.
    • Winsome Witch is now British instead of American.
    • The Great Gazoo is now German instead of British.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Mildew Wolf has a crush on Shazzan here.
  • Adaptational Species Change:
  • Adaptational Villainy:
  • Adaptation Personality Change: While some characters are close in personality to their original selves, others are different.
    • Hardy Har-Har is clearly NOT the depressive pessimist her original is.
    • Brain, while not being a genius, sure as hell isn't a dumbass like her original (instead, she's The Stoic).
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • The original versions of Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har-Har (who is male) are Heterosexual Life-Partners. The Jellystone! versions of Lippy and Hardy (who is female) are married.
    • Overlapping with Adaptational Sexuality; Jonny Quest and Hadji are canonically married, but it wasn't explicit in the show. However, they were adopted brothers in the original. It could be that they're Unrelated in the Adaptation.
    • Yakky Doodle and Chopper are just friends in the original show. In this series, Yakky explicitly calls Chopper "Mom".
    • This series' version of Baby Puss didn't seem to have any relationship with the Flintstones (who may or may not exist in this series). Given he's savage this time around, it's for the best.
    • On a non-family angle, Mr. Jinks no longer has any business with Pixie and Dixie. El Kabong and Bobbie Louie are no longer involved with each other either. Though in Season 2, the latter are implied to still somewhat be friends.
  • Age Lift: Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har-Har are depicted as senior citizens, while Jonny Quest and Hadji graduated from child adventurers to being depicted as adults. On the flip side, Ruff and Reddy are both children. (And robots.)
  • Alien Episode: In "Bleep", Bleep comes to Jellystone and befriends Cindy.
  • Alter Kocker: In this series, Lippy the Lion is an elderly man with a pronounced Yiddish accent. He even says "Meshuggah" at one point.
  • Ambiguously Evil: At the end of "Business", Bobbie Looey reveals her plot to take over Jellystone. This could possibly just be a throwaway gag, but you never know.
  • An Aesop: Rarely, since it's first and foremost a Gag Series, but there are some:
    • "Ice, Ice Daddy" shows that while parents should look after their children responsibly, there's no need to be smothering about it. And once the kids have proven they can look after themselves, it's alright to give them some space.
    • In "Gotta Kiss Them All", Doggie Daddy says it: "Fun is fun, but fun is done when someone gets hurt".
    • "Bleep" - Just because you like something, doesn't mean everyone else will.
    • "Jellystone Moon Platoon" - Don't look at a solar eclipse without special glasses.
  • Anuscape Plan: Yogi and Boo Boo are implied to have left Grape Ape's body this way in episode 2.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Similarly to their original counterparts, we have a blue dog, a pink mountain lion, a purple hippo, a gang of yellow, green, blue, and pink alley cats and a giant purple gorilla in the cast.
  • Animesque:
    • In "Face of the Town", Huckleberry Hound undergoes a Sailor Moon-esque magical girl transformation.
    • In "A Town Video: Welcome to Jellystone", Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound have a battle in an anime art-style. They even have Japanese voice actors and speak Japanese (with additional English subtitles).
  • Animated Anthology: Not in a literal sense of it being a showcase of different shorts in one half hour like Animaniacs or Looney Tunes Cartoons but rather each episode would focus on a different set of characters with their own different settings and scenarios including but not limited to:
    • Yogi, Boo-Boo, and Cindy Bear working at Jellystone Hospital.
    • Top Cat and his crew scamming the clueless denizens of Jellystone.
    • Doggie Daddy and his helicopter parenting tactics with Augie Doggie.
    • Jabberjaw and Loopy De Loop working at Magilla Gorilla's bowtie boutique
    • Augie Doggie, Yakky Doodle, and Shag Rugg hanging out and going on wacky adventures.
    • Mayor Huckleberry Hound trying to engage the town in an event that would always end in disaster with both Mr. Jinks and Snagglepuss helping.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift:
    • Glump is now fully sapient, and Suddenly Voiced to boot.
    • In a more subtle case, Yogi Bear and Magilla Gorilla's design did not change much, but in the context of their original shows, they were treated as animals (Yogi lived in a national park stealing picnic baskets from tourists, Magilla was a pet sold at a pet store) whereas in this show they are people with jobs (Yogi is a doctor, Magilla is a shopkeeper).
  • Anuscape Plan: In "Gorilla In Our Midst", Yogi and Boo Boo find their way inside Grape Ape's stomach. Boo Boo is later shown rolling an inflated Yogi coming from the opposite side of where Grape Ape's mouth is, and he gets quite uncomfortable when asked about it.
    Cindy Bear: Wait, Boo Boo? Yogi? You're alive! Wait... How did you guys escape?
    Boo Boo: Oh, we got out... a... different way.
    Cindy Bear: What do you mean, "different"?
    Boo Boo: [Beat] We're not answering any more questions.
  • Appropriate Animal Attire: In "Pants", Squiddly invents four-legged pants, which are perfect for her considering she has four feet. However, it is really only appropriate for her specifically.
  • The Apunkalypse: "Gorilla In the Midst" shows Snagglepuss, Benny the Ball, Squiddly Diddly, and Shag Rugg dressed in post-apocalyptic punk attire and turning over Jonny and Hadji's car as a result of Grape Ape's destruction.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: In "Yogi's Tummy Trouble", Doggie Daddy is insulted that Yogi refuses to eat his little girl Augie, after he's eaten everyone else in town.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology: In "Ice Ice Daddy", Glump talks to Top Cat about his fear of meteors. The thing is he's a Stegosaurus, which went extinct millions of years before the meteor that caused the end of the Mesozoic era. He is also missing the tail spikes of Stegosaurus, despite having at least two of them in his show, but that could be chalked up by art simplicity.
  • Art Shift: Typically for gags. On a lesser level, any time characters are shown from a distance, they'll be shown in smaller, less detailed models.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: In "Business", after acquiring every business in the town, Augie ascends to the plane of Maximum Business. She uses her Eye Beams from her Third Eye to corporatize everyone.
  • Attention Whore: Boo Boo and Yogi become these in "Boo Boots". Boo Boo is at first ignored outright until he gets a pair of very high gold boots and becomes the center of attention. Yogi, now the one being ignored, counters with a pair of taller red boots, which leads to an Escalating War between the two friends until they are wearing boots so high they are above the clouds.
  • Baby Morph Episode: In "Baby Shenanigans", Augie, Shag and Yakky turn back the hands of the clock of the Jellystone clock tower to turn everyone into babies so they will have someone to play with.
  • Bad Review Threat: In "VIP Baby You Know Me", Shag borrows money from the Banana Splits so he can make his family's cafe cooler. When the Splits demand the loan be repaid, they inform him that if he doesn't pay them back soon, they'll all go online and post one star reviews for the cafe.
  • Balloon Belly: In "Spell Book", Augie, Yakky, and Shag all get big bellies after eating all the candy. Though Augie has actually gone through this trope twice. The first time was back in "Catanooga Cheese Explosion", where pizza was the catalyst.
  • Bandage Mummy: At the end of "Squish or Miss", Yakky, Augie and Shagg end up bandaged after getting stomped by Grape Ape. Cindy informs them that their bones have been ground to dust.
  • Band Episode: In "Yogi's Midlife Crisis", Yogi starts his own band with Doggie Daddy, Captain Caveman, Chopper, and Squiddly Diddly. However, Squiddly ends up outshining him.
  • Beach Episode: "The Sea Monster of Jellystone Cove". The town needs a break, and since it is the birthday of Moby Dick, the citizens decide to go to the beach. Jabberjaw and Loopy pretend to be sea monsters to scare everyone off so they can have the beach to themselves. At the same time, Yogi tries to impress Taffy and Dee Dee.
  • Becoming the Mask: In this series, Quick Draw McGraw appears only in his "El Kabong" persona.
  • Berserk Button: The Ruggs do not suffer fools when it comes to their restaurant. When the Banana Splits post a one star review of the place online the whole clan minus Shag break down the wall and beat them up for it. And when Yogi tries to scam a free meal Ma Rugg decks him in the face.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In this series, The Funky Phantom is a former wrestler who is genuinely flattered and impressed by Huckleberry Hound's admiration of him, despite his last match ending in a career-ending loss. Then we learn exactly why Funky Phantom lost his last match: he became overwhelmed by competitive spirit and used his ghost powers to possess his opponent and mangle him from the inside out. He almost does the same thing to Yogi during Huckleberry's Jelly Wrestle Rumble.
  • Big Eater: Yogi. The very first episode is about Cindy giving him a bottomless stomach.
  • Black Comedy Burst: The occasional moment, as Jellystone is really a very dysfunctional town.
    Wally Gator: (in a courthouse) I swear the body was already dead when I found it!
  • Bland-Name Product: Peter Potamus, an Occidental Otaku in this continuity, once mentions "Tenchi Mucho" when talking about the collectibles he owns.
  • Bowdlerise: That line Boo Boo says under Comically Inept Healing? Originally, it was supposed to be "I killed a guy!"
  • Bowling for Ratings: In "My Doggie Dave", Yogi, Boo Boo, and Captain Caveman invite Doggie Daddy to go to an adults-only night at the bowling alley. However, Doggie Daddy is reluctant to leave Augie at home with a babysitter, so he brings her to the bowling alley disguised as a man named Dave. When Augie ends up becoming the most popular member of the group, she gets invited out for numerous other functions, leaving Doggie Daddy completely alone. Doggie Daddy challenges Augie to a game of Hock Mar, which involves bowling through an extreme obstacle course. If he wins, then Augie has to give up her new identity. Doggie Daddy has a big lead, but when his friends call him out for hurting his daughter's new identity, he throws the game so Augie can win.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Considering the show’s developed by the creator of Chowder, it’s a given.
    • In "A Coconut to Remember", Jabberjaw and Loopy successfully redecorate the store into a more tropical look thanks to "one crazy adventure to the wild islands".
      Loopy: That could have been a whole episode of its own.
    • The King describes his gang as the "most premiere street gang this side of the Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe".
    • Jonny and Hadji are shown constructing the aspect ratio bars in "A Town Video: Welcome to Jellystone".
    • Augie's response to Captain Caveman's bedtime story in "Sweet Dreams":
    Augie: That story was too random. I don't understand why it belongs in this cartoon.
    • In "Girl, You My Friend", Jabberjaw, Squiddly, and Cindy are forced to hug and make up in a special arena that Snagglepuss says outright only exists in that episode.
  • Brick Joke: In "VIP Baby You Know Me", Fleegle of the Banana Splits threatens Shag by, among other things, giving the Ruggs' restaurant a one-star review. At the end of the episode, the rest of the Hillbilly Bears show up, none too pleased that the Banana Splits gave them such a review... and proceed to beat the crap out of them.
  • Butt-Monkey: Wally Gator has shown having a lot of bad luck everytime he appears. If not, it's Boo Boo, Mr. Jinks, Mildew Wolf, Yakky Doodle, or Peter Potamus who gets misfortune coming to them.
  • Caligula's Horse: Non-animal example in "Gorilla in the Midst." Although Yogi, Boo-Boo, and Cindy are the ones to awake Grape Ape from his food coma, mayor Huckleberry instead presents a medal to the easel on which Touché Turtle and his compatriots used to brainstorm solutions on.
  • The Cameo:
    • Atom Ant appears under a rock Doggie Daddy flips over looking for Auggie in "Gorilla in the Midst."
    • Fred Flintstone appears as a graphic on a bow-tie in "A Coconut to Remember". He's later depicted with Wilma on the cover of the romance novel Cindy was supposed to read for her book club in "Must Be Jelly".
    • The Clue Club appear briefly in cutaways in "A Coconut to Remember."
    • The Biskitts make a brief cameo, apparently now the namesake of the Biskitt Farms brand of products which includes BBQ sauce and orange juice.
    • "Jelly Wrestle Rumble" has Mighty Mightor as the Funky Phantom's final pre-retirement opponent, as well as Gravity Girl from The Galaxy Trio taking the Phantom away after snapping and almost killing Mightor. In the same episode, Igoo can be seen in a match poster in Huck's wrestling shrine.
    • In the first episode, The Hair Bear Bunch are among the things Yogi devours in his eating binge.
    • Yankee Doodle Pigeon makes brief appearances in a couple of episodes.
    • Ranger Smith briefly appears at the beginning of "Must Be Jelly," revealing that he's the head of the hospital Yogi, Cindy, and Boo Boo work at.
    • In "Lady Danjjer: Is It Wrong to Long for Kabong?", Klunk from Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines is shown eating ice cream.
    • In "Bleep", Space Ghost shows up towards the end of the episode.
    • In "Uh Oh! It's a Burglar!", Weirdly Gruesome from The Flintstones appears in the horror movie.
    • Tons in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Rat Race":
  • Canon Welding: In addition to the many characters established as part of Hanna-Barbera's Funny Animal universe, characters like Jonny Quest and Shazzan, who were not originally comedy characters, reside in Jellystone as well.
  • Can't Get in Trouble for Nuthin': In "Jailcation", Top Cat and his gang deliberately try to get arrested so they can go to Santo Relaxo, a swanky minimum-security prison. However, their 'crimes' actually help the citizens and are praised by Touche Turtle.
  • Cargo Envy: In "El Kabong's Kabong is Gone", El Kabong passionately kisses his guitar Susan. Jabberjaw wishes that she was the guitar.
  • Cast Herd: The show has multiple groups in which the characters can be divided;
    • The hospital - Yogi, Cindy, and Boo Boo
    • The city hall - Huck, Jinks, and Snag
    • Magilla's store - Magilla, Jabberjaw, and Loopy
    • The school - Augie (and by proxy Doggie Daddy), Yakky, Shag, sometimes Ruff and Reddy, and their teacher El Kabong
    • Top Cat's gang - TC, Choo Choo, Benny, Fancy Fancy, Brain, and Spooky
    • Captain Caveman, Squiddly Diddly, Wally Gator, and Bobbie Looey tend to be seen together
    • Then there's everyone else; Winsome Witch, Grape Ape, Mildew, Peter, Lippy and Hardy etc.
  • Chekhov's Gag: Occasionally, a joke from early in an episode gets brought back as something involved in the climax and resolution.
    • Augie's singing is an early joke in "Yogi's Tummy Troubles" with how it causes pain to anyone who hears it, and returns when the whole town sings it in order to get free from Yogi's stomach.
    • The alley cats eliminate The King's gang in "Cats Do Dance" by incorporating all three of their previous failed attempts into one final plan: Choo Choo sneaks away and bribes Grape Ape (using the remaining bananas from the Banana Peel trick) to lift her up to the top floor of a tech institute, sneaks into the laser satellite control room (busting the door down with leftover band equipment), and hacks it to target the cats' DNA in the alley (which they left behind after licking everything).
    • Before getting back his DNA test results in "DNA, A-OK!", Yogi is treating a patient who was injured in a bouncy house accident. An adult bouncy house is the final scheme that Yogi creates while teamed up with TC; when it goes awry and seriously injures everyone in town, Yogi realizes he has to come out of his 10-Minute Retirement to help them.
    • After the alley cats sell out their fishsticks in "A Fish Sticky Situation", Brain spends her share on a pair of macaroni-shaped shoes, getting the instant shipping option that inflates the price from eight dollars to eight thousand dollars. At the end of the episode, TC uses the laptop to order more tomato bisque to cure the ravenous crowd of fish-headed townsfolk as the gang is cornered; he's forced to spend all of his newfound money to get it airdropped in time to save them.
  • Clark Kenting: Parodied in that El Kabong doesn't even bother to get rid of his disguise for his teaching class.
  • Coconut Meets Cranium: In "A Coconut to Remember", Magilla Gorilla takes a coconut to the head and gets Easy Amnesia. Jabberjaw uses this to her advantage, up to and including pelting him with dozens of coconuts.
  • Comically Inept Healing: Subverted with Yogi; the trailer presents Yogi as incompetent (as he places his stethoscope on a flatlining patient's face), but the show shows that he's just as competent as Cindy Bear (the scene right after has him bring the flatlining patient back to life). Played straight with Boo-Boo, who while a decent nurse, is nowhere near ready to be a Doctor himself.
    Boo Boo: I'm being sued for malpractice!
  • The Comically Serious: Huckleberry Hound's tone of voice almost never goes above a relaxed drawl, even when he flat-out says he feels sad or angry.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Doggie Daddy at one point asks if he's being too smothering to Augie, whose response heavily implies that she's so accustomed to his behavior that she can't process anything unusual about it.
  • Couch Gag: The opening to each episode has a different character being the source of the domino effect of buildings collapsing. So far the culprits have been:
    • Bleep the alien crash-landing their UFO
    • Mildew Wolf causing a fire hydrant to explode
    • Grape Ape doing what can only come naturally by accident as a giant purple primate
    • Speed Buggy revving up
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Lampshaded in "Jailcation". Top Cat and his gang could have avoided so much trouble if they just paid for a vacation instead of scamming.
  • Creepy Child: Yakky Doodle's reaction to an ultraviolent, gory movie? An excited, "It's like my dreams, but I'm awake!".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yogi is usually too distracted by food or some other antic to do his job right. But when you can get him focused, he's actually competent as a doctor.
  • Crush Blush: Squiddly Diddly and Bobbie Louie both get one when they see Boo Boo in his new boots.
  • Curse Cut Short: In Jabberjaw's Imagine Spot in "A Coconut to Remember", she tells all the mean girls in high school to kiss her ass, but the last part is interrupted by El Kabong arriving on the scene.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Augie's song in the first episode is so awful that it sends a bedridden patient into cardiac arrest, as well as making Yogi lose his appetite. The latter ends up saving the day.
  • Daddy's Girl: This version of Augie gets a Gender Flip, and oh, does she adore her father - to the point of failing to recognize his approach to parenting even when he asks about it to her face.
  • Dance-Off: In "Cats Do Dance", Top Cat's alley is taken over by The King, who challenges him and his gang to a dance off for it. King's crew is so good their dance moves cause shockwaves that knock aside the cats. After TC's schemes to get the alley back fail, they concede to a dance off. Their dance moves are underwhelming, but it was all a distraction for TC's final scheme, which is for Choo-Choo to hack a laser satellite and blast the King's gang to ashes.
  • Daydream Surprise: The first minute of "A Coconut to Remember", in which Jabberjaw is made assistant manager, gets thrown a parade, and becomes girlfriend to every male in town, is revealed to be her dreaming while asleep on the job.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Most consistently, Loopy de Loop, whose voice never seems to rise above a monotone and displays openly sarcastic hostility towards her job at Magilla's bowtie emporium. She still acts like this when off the job having fun, though.
  • Demoted to Extra: The Hanna-Barbera characters that were more commonly used by parent company Warner Bros. over the past 20 years (i.e. Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, etc.) are relegated to either background characters or Show Within a Show status in this series in order to give H-B's less-featured and obscure characters more of a spotlight.
  • Denser and Wackier: Big time. It's much more frenetic and fast-paced than anything featuring these characters before. It's also a return to the more chaotic, Zany Cartoon nature of Greenblatt's earlier works compared to the more subdued Harvey Beaks.
  • Deranged Animation: You can tell the creator of Chowder made this show. The characters and locations are purposely exaggerated for the sake of jokes. One scene features Augie Doggie dancing among dancing cheeses in a vaporware backdrop, while elongating her mouth to severely chomp on one of them.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Minor example. Magilla Gorilla and Bobbie (Baba) Looey wear glasses now.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • In "Spell Book", Winnie turns Peter into a pumpkin and Mildew into a frog just because they annoyed her.
    • In "Sweet Dreams", Captain Caveman threatens to "dewey decimate" Benny if he doesn't return his overdue book.
    • In "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Rat Race", Lippy and Hardy lock up Inch High, Private Eye in a treasure chest, just because he said their comedy album was bad.
  • Ditzy Genius: Cindy is smarter than the average bear (more so than Yogi), but not above wacky shenanigans that Yogi and Boo Boo commit. Plus, some of her best solutions are not always the most well-thought-out.
  • Divergent Character Evolution:
    • While in prior incarnations they were almost a Palette Swap from each other with a different neck accesory, Fancy-Fancy and Spook -now the female Spooky- have become very distinct from each other: Spooky is the biggest cat of the gang with a near permanent blank stare, meanwhile Fancy-Fancy is at least as short as Brain and tends to be more emotional and childish.
    • Snagglepuss and The Funky Phantom usually have very similar personalities (to the point of sharing some of their catchphrases), but Jellystone! reinterprets Mudsy as a hammy former pro-wrestler who shares very little in common with Snagglepuss (who largely retains his usual personality).
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • "Gorilla in Our Midst" has Doggie Daddy frantically searching for Augie after a catastrophe that devastates town squarenote .
    • "Ice, Ice Daddy" has Captain Caveman hung over after a night of partyingnote  and discover that he has a child that he is not prepared to care for, mentally or otherwise.
  • Doting Parent: Maes Hughes could take lessons in being an adoring parent from Doggie Daddy.
  • Ear Worm: "Kitten Around", the sickeningly sweet song Augie sings throughout "Yogi's Tummy Troubles", ends up stuck in Boo Boo's head after he's accidentally left floating in the void of Yogi's stomach, much to his irritation.
  • Ensemble Cast: Justified; The sheer volume of Hanna-Barbera characters used for this are the main stars of their respective series, so this leads to a select few individuals and groups taking turns being the focus of an episode, while the rest are either relegated to secondary roles or show up as guests.
  • Epic Fail: In "Baby Shenanigans", Doggie Daddy tries to juggle cooking pancakes, doing his taxes, washing the dishes, and playing with Augie all at the same time. First, his pancakes burn and catch fire, then his computer short-circuits and catches fire, then the dishes in the sink, which is filled with water, catch fire.
  • Establishing Series Moment: The opening sequence, which starts as "peaceful parade of characters" a la the old Hanna-Barbera crossover shows...then something causes the buildings to topple like dominoes, and the kazoos kick in as the characters run for their lives, before reaching the town square...and getting squashed by the rest of the buildings. Even the show logo gets squashed at the very end — telling you this is very much in tune with CH's previous shows and not like the H-B shows of old.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Apparently, Doggie Daddy was called that even before he became an actual father. It "just feels right" as a nickname for him.
  • Expy: Shag Rugg is a wild country boy who shares a lot of characteristics with Cricket Green.
  • Face on a Milk Carton: In a Freeze-Frame Bonus, Scrappy-Doo can be seen on Cindy's milk carton.
  • Fanboy: "Jelly Wrestle Rumble" reveals that Huckleberry Hound has been a wrestling fan since he was a kid, with his favorite wrestler being The Funky Phantom. He has his own private museum of vintage wrestling memorabilia underneath his office.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: In "Gorilla in Our Midst", Boo Boo and then Yogi go inside Grape Ape's stomach to remove a giant meatball causing his food coma.
  • Fearless Fool: Yakky in "Squish or Miss" after having all her "fear juice" removed, making her a daring skateboarder who then builds a very dangerous course for her to skate, which ends with Grape Ape dancing to samba music. Yakky, Augie and Shagg barely survive it.
  • Felony Misdemeanor:
    • "The Box Thief": Stealing is a relatively mild crime compared to other crimes out there, yet the citizens explicitly state that the thief is pure evil. They act like the thief was a murderer.
    • "Jailcation": Apparently, drawing mustaches on babies is a serious crime that can warrant going to Santo Paino.
  • Fictional Social Network: The characters use Jellygram, which is mentioned in "Pants".
  • File Photo Gag: In the episode "It's a Mad Mad Mad Rat Race," the news broadcasts a story about the town-wide race to get Lippy and Hardy's treasure. The file photo is of them making out.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: In "Face of the Town", Lippy calls Hubert Bartholomewbert a 'putz', which is Yiddish for 'penis.
  • Freak Out: Doggie Daddy in "Grocery Store". He's left Augie to go get bananas while he stays in line, but when it's his turn to pay and Augie hasn't returned, he tries to stall for time and ends up going crazy.
  • Freudian Trio: In the trio of the main kids, Shag is the overly-troublesome Id, Yakky is the nervous Superego who's constantly trying to get them out of trouble, and Augie is the Ego, just playing along with the two.
    • Another example is the trio at Magilla's Haberdashery. Magilla is the Superego, trying to keep things in his store under control, Jabberjaw is the boy-crazy Id who's constantly getting into heaps of trouble, and Loopy is the sarcastic Ego, who just goes along with whatever happens at the store, or anywhere that Jabber or Magilla are.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: When Captain Caveman tries to instruct Junior how to swing his club, saying he's doing too much stooping, Junior begins shouting "stupid" repeatedly, which offends Shazzan. Cap tells Junior that "stupid" is a no-no word; in response, Junior begins repeating the word "butt", which causes Peter Potamus to start rambling about how he's been doing squats.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: When Yogi starts freaking out, Cindy uses a frying pan as a "sedative".
  • Fur Is Clothing: Near the beginning of "Boo Boots", Boo Boo, who doesn't wear pants, has his lower body fur pulled down to his ankles as he sits on the toilet.
  • Furry Confusion: Choo Choo, a Funny Animal cat, is visibly confused by the Little Bit Beastly Cat Girl on Peter Potamus's body pillow.
    Choo Choo: I don't know how I feel about this.
  • Furry Reminder: With the show taking place in a World of Funny Animals, this is a frequent gag.
    • Yogi Bear is Not a Morning Person; when Boo Boo wakes him up in "Boo Boots", he angrily wrecks him and his room much like a wild bear would.
    • Top Cat's gang has a cardboard "sitting box" in their alley, uses a pile of kitty litter as a bathroom and a telephone pole as a scratching post, and tries to reclaim their turf by licking everything.
    • In "Yogi's Tummy Trouble", when Huckleberry Hound thinks he heard someone say something (he mentions he occasionally hears ghosts), he turns his head like how a dog would.
    • In "Balloon Kids", Augie is seen biting onto Mr. Smog on the arm and holding on in a very canine-like manner.
  • Gainax Ending: Some of the endings to each episode can get a bit out there, but the taker has to be Gotta Kiss Them All, which has Gazoo (who supposedly lives in a video game Sugar Bowl) doing community service after tricking Augie and Yakky into destroying Jellystone, only for the town to glitch into the video game world and back.
    Yakky: WHAT?!
  • Gender Flip: Extensively used. A number of established male characters are now female, including Jabberjaw, Loopy De Loop, Squiddly Diddly, Brain, Choo-Choo, Spook (now Spooky), Dixie, Baba Looey (now Bobbie Looey), Hardy Har-Har, Yakky Doodle, Chopper the dog, Augie Doggie, Skids, Big H, and Super Snooper.
  • Giant Medical Syringe: During the Montage at the beginning of "Must Be Jelly", Cindy prepares to give Peter Potamus an injection with a regular-sized syringe. She then inexplicably switches it out for one that is so big, she needs both hands to hold it.
  • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: The cheery and energetic Jabberjaw is best friends with the sarcastic and composed Loopy De Loop.
  • Gone Horribly Right: In "My Doggie Dave", Doggie Daddy can't handle being away from his daughter for more than a few seconds, so he and Augie create "Dave" to let her in the grown-up nights out. "Dave" ends up being so popular, Augie gets invited out for numerous other functions, leaving Doggie Daddy completely alone.
  • Green Gators: Wally Gator is a green gator, just like he was in his cartoons.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: In "Must Be Jelly", when Mr. Jinks gets turned into gelatin, he is leaning over the edge of a couch and he splits in half at the waist. He is still in this state when he is restored to normal, but he just shrugs it off.
    Jinks: Hey, nice butt!
  • Halloween Episode: The Halloween special, "Spell Book".
  • Happiness Is Mandatory: The Cattanooga Cheese Explosion is for happy families only; if someone is unhappy, like when Shagg argues with Yogi, the animatronic cats are programmed to stop them at any cost.
  • Harmless Freezing: Cavey Jr. and a sabertooth tiger are originally found frozen in ice blocks.
  • Helicopter Parents: Doggie Daddy admits more than once that almost his entire existence is based around taking care of his daughter, Augie. In "My Doggie Dave," he was mentally incapable of processing the idea of leaving Augie at home with a babysitter. He has shown a willingness to let Augie go to places he deems safe, such as school and the playground, but panics at the idea of her being even a few feet away from him otherwise in public.
  • Here We Go Again!:
    • The ending of "A Fish Sticky Situation" features Top Cat and his gang having just saved everyone after turning into fish, finding a crate of expired milk which they sell to the town and turns them into cows.
    • In "A Coconut To Remember", Jabberjaw keeps hitting Magilla with coconuts and giving him amnesia to keep her promotion; at the end, both of them get hit with coconuts and get amnesia.
    • The plot of "DNA, A-OK" comes about when Yogi gets a DNA test saying that he's 98% cat. At the end, Captain Caveman arrives to tell him that he gave Yogi the wrong results, and he's actually... 98% alligator.
  • Hollywood Mid-Life Crisis: Yogi goes through a midlife crisis when he finds that he peaked in his youth. To relive his glory days, he forms a rock band aptly titled 'Yogi's Midlife Crisis'.
  • Horror Hunger: In "Yogi's Tummy Trouble," Yogi initially just uses his new nuclear stomach to eat large quantities of food. And then he suddenly eats Boo Boo. Cindy then realizes that maybe giving someone with very little self-control a bottomless stomach and a slowly increasing appetite is a bad idea. Things go downhill from there.
  • Hostile Animatronics: Animatronics based on The Cattanooga Cats turn aggressive near the climax of "Catanooga Cheese Explosion".
  • Hypnotic Eyes: Spooky can apparently hypnotize people, and when she does, her eyes fill with static.
  • I Call It "Vera": El Kabong calls his guitar "Susan".
  • I Want My Mommy!: Whenever Shagg gets scared, he screams about wanting his mama.
  • In Name Only: Much of the cast diverges radically in characterization and (sometimes) design from their original versions, to the point where they can hardly be called the same characters. To wit, we have Jabberjaw as a Sassy Black Woman, Magilla Gorilla as an Ambiguously Gay fashion designer, Ruff and Reddy as robotic children, The Great Gazoo as a malicious artificial intelligence, and Mudsy as a likewise antagonistic professional wrestler. The worst offender is probably Bobbie Louie, who quite literally only resembles her alleged inspiration in species.
  • Instant Home Delivery: In "A Fish Sticky Situation", Brain orders from a site that includes instant shipping. Unfortunately, it increases the price a thousand-fold.
  • Instant Taste Addiction: In "Grocery Store", Augie Doggie tries cheese on crackers for the first time, and loves it so much that she gorges herself on more.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Jabberjaw (a shark) has one of these with El Kabong (a horse). It's one-sided on her end, though he does develop mutual feelings for her "Lady Danjjer" persona.
    • Lippy (a lion) is married to Hardy (a spotted hyena).
    • Mildew (a wolf) has a crush on Shazzan (a humanoid genie).
  • It's All About Me: Every time Huck enlists Yogi's help for something, the latter ends up getting carried away to please himself. Case in point:
    • In "Jelly Wrestle Rumble", Yogi steamrolls the competition and forgets he agreed to lose to the Funky Phantom.
    • In "A Town Video: Welcome To Jellystone" he escalates what would've been a simple advertising video for the town into a full blown movie production, roping in all the townspeople and casting himself as the cool space hero that saves Jellystone from the apocalypse.
  • Journey to the Center of the Mind: In "A Coconut to Remember", Jabberjaw has to enter Magilla's mind to restore his memories after one too many coconuts to the head.
  • Jump Rope Blunders: "Face of the Town!", Doggie Daddy attempts to jump rope with Augie, but he falls flat on his face.
  • Jump the Shark: Invoked in "Squish or Miss". Yakky's skateboarding course includes a ramp over a shark — Jabberjaw on a kiddie pool.
  • Kazoos Mean Silliness: The opening theme switches from soft woodwinds to frantic kazoos when the town starts collapsing in the intro, letting the viewer know what kind of show they're in for.
  • Kent Brockman News: Snagglepuss is the local news anchor. As you can tell from the page quote, he doesn't hold back his opinions.
  • Kids Shouldn't Watch Horror Films: In "Mr. Flabby Dabby Wabby Jabby", Shag Rugg, Augie, and Yakky try to use the Totem Pole Trench trick in order to see an R-rated movie called "Super Ultra Death Woman 4: The Deathening". At the end of the episode, they finally get to see the movie...and immediately regret it.
  • Kiddie Kid:
    • Augie Doggie is eleven years old, yet she's totally okay riding around in a stroller and her Establishing Character Moment has her scream-singing a song about kittens to cheer up a lady in the hospital. Possibly justified due to Doggie Daddy's comedic overprotectiveness, but still.
    • Parodied in "Mr. Flabby Dabby Wabby Jabby" when Shazzan says that the kids are too young and innocent to watch a horror film, and should instead watch a movie that appears to be about actual babies.
  • The Klutz: Wally Gator is most frequently seen in or around the hospital after having had some sort of accident (in one episode he is seen in a full-body cast) or coming down with some other strange malady (in another he is seeing Yogi about a growth on his neck that looks like Wally's own face).
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "Spell Book", the kids mess with Winsome Witch's spell book when she specifically told them not to. As punishment, they have to eat all the candy they made, long after they had grown tired of it. In fact, they only helped Winnie with the Halloween preparations just so they could get candy.
  • Last Episode Theme Reprise: "Sweet Dreams", the final episode of Season 2 (technically Season 1b) ends with an extended reprise of the show's opening theme.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Throughout the series, various characters seem to be aware of their pasts as cartoons. For example, in "Jelly Wrestle Rumble," there's this conversation between Snagglepuss and Mildew Wolf:
    Mildew: Very excited to be working with you, Snag. And to be working at all, in fact. It's been a tough couple decades.
    Snagglepuss: Spare me.
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: Since this is a mass crossover between Hanna Barbara characters, humans and anthropomorphic animals coexist in this world.
  • Living Dinosaurs: Non-avian dinosaurs still exist in this world. Mostly in the Valley of the Dinosaurs, where Glump is from.
  • LOL, 69: In the short "Kabong It", the product costs 3 easy payments of $140.23, which adds up to $420.69. Plus, only $69.69 shipping and handling.
  • Lost in Character: In "A Town Video: Welcome to Jellystone", Huck can't get Yogi to listen to him and stop making the video because Yogi has gotten to into character. To snap him out of it, Huck pretends to be the movie's villain and engage Yogi in a fight.
  • Love Confession: In "Business", Mr. Jinks tells Huck that he loves him.
  • Mad Scientist: Cindy has her moments.
  • Male Sun, Female Moon: In "Jellystone Moon Platoon" the moon is actually the (male) sun's girlfriend and kissing him causes everyone to be blind. Notably the sun has been referred to as a "she" in the previous season in a few lines.
  • Meaningful Name: In this incarnation Spook from Top Cat is a female cat known as "Spooky". Her most significant character traits so far can have her come off as a little creepy since she doesn't really speak, tends to have a rather blank facial expression, and has done eye static.
  • Movie-Making Mess: In "A Town Video: Welcome to Jellystone", Huck hires Yogi to direct a promotional video for the town. Yogi turns it into a sci-fi blockbuster that bankrupts the entire town and causes widespread destruction when he blows up the pickle factory, flooding everything in pickle juice.
  • Mythology Gag: Tons of them.
    • The very name of the titular town is named after the park where Yogi Bear and Boo Boo lived.
    • In "Yogi's Tummy Troubles," when Yogi first wakes up from his surgery, he mentions that he had a weird dream about racing space cars across the galaxy.
    • In "Boo Boots" Yogi mentioned he ended global warming from a flying boat in the 1970s, referring to the Green Aesop special Yogi's Ark Lark.
    • Quest Lanes, the bowling alley Jonny and Hadji run, has a logo styled like that of the original Jonny Quest title card; above the pins is a mural depicting the Quest family jet and the Robot Spy. When the crazy bowling obstacle course is revealed, a physical Robot Spy serves as an obstacle, along with the mummy from the episode "The Curse of Anubis", pterosaurs similar to Turu, and the Army Surplus Special.
    • The grocery store in "Grocery Store" is named "Barbera's".
    • When the Banana Splits admit they used to be cool near the end of "VIP Baby You Know Me," their original designs can be seen as they reminisce.
    • Cindy's swimsuit, which she wears at the car wash in "Must Be Jelly" and the beach in "The Sea Monster of Jellystone Cove", bears a strong resemblance to her original outfit.
    • The series also made mention to a town by the name of New Bedrock.
    • The expiration date of the fish sticks is when Top Cat Begins initially released.
    • In "Jelly Wrestle Rumble," Snagglepuss and Mildew Wolf are the announcers of the wrestling match, an homage to Laff-A-Lympics.
    • In "Lady Danjjer", Shazzan mentions Kaboobie, his camel from the original show.
  • Naturally Huskless Coconuts: In "A Coconut to Remember", Magilla Gorilla gets hit on the head with a huskless coconut falling from a tree decorating the inside of his store.
  • Negative Continuity: In almost every episode, Jellystone gets destroyed in some way, but goes back to normal by the next. This is Lampshaded in A Town Video: Welcome to Jellystone as Mayor Huckleberry says in his speech about Jellystone "It's a town that gets blown up week after week, that gets rebuilt by the effort of our tireless citizens..."
  • Nervous Wreck: Yakky Doodle, as revealed in "Squish or Miss." When Cindy decides to remove Yakky's fear juice to make her brave, the amount of fear juice extracted easily fills at least five of Cindy's "fear suckers," all of which are as big as Cindy herself.
  • New Friend Envy: In "Boo-Boo and Benny: Little Buddy Trouble", Yogi becomes jealous that Boo-Boo is friends with Benny. Likewise, Top Cat becomes jealous that Benny is friends with Boo-Boo. Yogi and TC devise a scheme to break them up.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Shazzan is seen working somewhere different almost every time he appears: handing out free samples at a grocery store, managing tickets at the movie theater, running a falafel stand, and so on.
  • Never My Fault: The two times the disaster of the day are her fault (Yogi's Tummy Trouble and Must Be Jelly), Cindy's quick to say she's got nothing to do with it.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Cindy is definitely smarter than Yogi and Boo-Boo. Ironically, any disastrous outcomes that are science-related are completely on her.
  • Nightmare Sequence: In "Face of the Town!", the stress of trying to pick someone to be the new face of Jellystone leads to Huckleberry having a bad dream wherein headless versions of Yogi, Jabberjaw, and Peter Potamus attack and decapitate him in a ruined version of town.
    Huck: Well, that there was a tad bit strange. (realizes his headless body is lying next to him) ...Oh, alright, I get the symbolism-slash-metaphor. AAAAAH!!!
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
    • Some of the Hanna-Barbera characters whose voices invoke this trope still have them: Yogi Bear (Art Carney), Mr. Jinks (Marlon Brando), Snagglepuss (Bert Lahr), and Wally Gator (Ed Wynn). In addition, Mildew Wolf's voice brings to mind Paul Lynde (who originally voiced him), while Huckleberry Hound has a new voice that brings to mind Fred Rogers.
    • However, this trope is subverted for characters like Doggie Daddy, Jabberjaw, Top Cat, Peter Potamus, and Chopper, who have new voices that don't impersonate their original inspirations (Jimmy Durante, Curly Howard, Phil Silvers, Joe E. Brown, and Wallace Beery respectively). In Jabberjaw and Chopper's cases, this is due to a Gender Flip.
  • Noodle Incident: Occasionally brought up, both as a Mythology Gag and the usual kind.
    Cindy: Do you have any experience holding a knife?
    Boo Boo: Does a machete count?
  • Not Blood Siblings: As noted on the Trivia page, Word of God states that Jonny and Hadji are married. Unfortunately, they apparently forgot that they were brothers in the original. Adoptive brothers, but brothers nonetheless.
  • Nothing Exciting Ever Happens Here: The official trailer starts off with the narrator saying, "Nothing strange ever-" only to be cut off by a montage of wacky hijinx.
    "Okay, well, it's... still... a place."
  • Number Two: Mister Jinks serves as Huckleberry's right-hand man.
  • Ocular Gushers: How a character cries in this show.
  • Otaku: Peter Potamus is depicted here as one, even showing up to a wrestling competition as a samurai. Per the stereotype, he's also shown to have No Social Skills.
  • Overnight Age-Up: Near the end of "Baby Shenanigans", to turn everyone in Jellystone back to normal, Augie, Shag, and Yakky turn the hands of the clock in the Jellystone clock tower forwards. This takes a couple of tries before they get it right, though. First, they turn all the adults into seniors (and Lippy and Hardy into dust), then into teenagers, then into their classic Hanna-Barbera designs, before finally turning them back to normal.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Augie's fake moustache in "My Doggie Dave".
  • Poke the Poodle:
    • The Banana Splits' acts of villainy include painting all the fruit the wrong colors (so no one can tell which fruit is which), putting "Wash Me" Graffiti on Captain Caveman's van (so now he has to wash it), and giving one star reviews to The Ruggs' restaurant if Shag didn't pay back the loan they gave him.
    • In "Jailcation", TC disguises himself as Special Detective Dibby Dickerson. He tells about the TC gang's supposed horrible crimes such as...doing Mustache Vandalism on babies and dressing up old men in baby clothes. Unfortunately, this turns out to be a serious crime.
    • In her episode, Lady Danjjer's evil plot is to...steal all the milk in Jellystone.
  • Police Are Useless: Their very presence is variable depending on the gag. Some are seen when there's a court case going on, but at other times El Kabong is treated as the law-enforcement option, and Top Cat's scams generally go unopposed.
  • The Power of Love: Invoked and parodied in "Jelly Wrestle Rumble". Augie and Daddy form the hippie tag team "Cutie and Patootie", introduced by Snagglepuss name-dropping this trope verbatim; Daddy boasts that kindness can beat any wrestling move and is promptly knocked out cold in one punch. Later played straight when Cutie and Patootie join the gang up on the out of control Funky Phantom, as their "showing of love" is a double hug that squeezes the Phantom out of Yogi's body.
  • Predatory Business: In "Business", the kids form their own business. They then acquire every business in town.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Shag's attempts at a rapper persona (and lifestyle) despite being otherwise just as hillbilly as the rest of his family.
  • Pro Wrestling Episode: "Jelly Wrestle Rumble!" sees Huckleberry Hound meeting his old professional wrestling idol, The Funky Phantom, who retired after losing a championship match and has fallen onto selling avocado arrangements. Huck arranges a wrestling tournament involving Funky and the other townsfolk to honor him, intending for the other finalist to deliberately lose so Funky can win. Things get out of hand when Yogi/"Dr. Pain" refuses to displease the crowd by jobbing and Funky responds by using his dangerous method of cheating, forcing Huck and the eliminated wrestlers to team up to stop him.
  • Punny Name: Choo Choo mentions having a cousin named Chugga Chugga. Together these cats would make the common portrayal of train sounds, Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo.
  • Quicksand Sucks: Parodied on "Gorilla in Our Midst". While crossing over Grape Ape's body, Doggy Daddy gets trapped in "quickhair", which is "like quicksand, but hair."
  • Quirky Doctor: Yogi Bear is a doctor in this continuity, and he's known for his gluttony and very low attention span.
  • Race Lift: All male members of the Clue Club are now african-american or at least Ambiguously Brown.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Augie Doggie gives one to Grape Ape in "The Brave Little Daddy".
    Augie: Hey, You! You think is funny? Yeah, I'm talking to you, bubble gum butt! Where do you get off? You think hurting my daddy is cool, after you selfishly ravaged the whole town? You oughta be ashamed of yourself. People worked hard for that food, and you just come in and steal it! Have you ever thought about their feelings? No. You haven't. You deserve to stay hungry if your only solution is to take, take, take, take, take. You can come back into town when you've learned about empathy, and what it means to not be a big jerk! So go to your room under the ocean! (Haughty "Hmph")
  • Real After All: In "Face of the Town", the story of the founding of Jellystone, involving founder Hubert Bartholomewbert using a magic "jelly stone" to make the ground fertile, is exposed as a lie. Later, when Huckleberry's plans go awry, the jelly stone appears and grants him superpowers to save the day.
  • Rebus Bubble: "Doggie Dave" has an atypical example in that the equation is also spoken out: Doggie Daddy struggles to interpret what Yogi means when the latter suggests hiring a babysitter for Augie so Doggie Daddy can go bowling with him, Boo Boo, and Captain Caveman. First, he thinks the babysitter comes with him and Augie at bowling (Babysitter + Doggie Daddy + Augie + Bowling), then that he and Augie stay home while the babysitter goes bowling (Home + Doggie Daddy + Augie and Babysitter + Bowling), then that the babysitter stays home while he and Augie go bowling (Home + Babysitter and Doggie Daddy + Augie + Bowling). Boo Boo then enters Doggie Daddy's thought bubble to clear things up (Home + Babysitter + Augie and Doggie Daddy + Bowling).
  • Ret-Canon: The Banana Splits being evil was presumably inspired by their horror-movie revival rather than the original series.
  • Rhyming Names: Many inherited from the original cartoons: Augie Doggie, Magilla Gorilla, Squiddly Diddly, Grape Ape.
  • Sanity Slippage: Cindy in "Must Be Jelly". Being overworked and forgetting to read a book for her book club, she goes to extreme lengths to buy time to read by turning all the people of Jellystone into gelatin.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: In "Uh Oh! It's a Burglar!", there wasn't really a ghost, and Wally wasn't trying to rob the store. He was only trying to return the bowtie he accidentally shoplifted.
  • Sequelitis: In-Universe, Shag claims that the first three Baby Dooky Dum Dum movies were good, but the series lost the plot after the fourth one, and the sixth one is the worst.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The portion of "Yogi's Tummy Troubles" has Yogi chasing the residents of Jellystone in a Pac-Man sequence.
    • The title of "Cats Do Dance" is one to Cats Don't Dance (which was created by Turner Feature Animation, a semi-spinoff of Hanna-Barbera).
    • Another one from "Cats Do Dance"; When Top Cat and his gang see Peter Potamus' collection of anime memorabilia, K.K. Slider can be heard in the background.
    • Peter Potamus practices "ninjutsu" in an orange gi with blue accents. He even does the series' infamous Ninja Run.
    • One of the Clue Club cameos has their dog stating that the culprit was "Old Man Jenkins"; a name frequently used on SpongeBob SquarePants (which CH Greenblatt had previously worked on).
    • Speaking of SpongeBob, "Yogi's Tummy Troubles" has Top Cat trying to con the townspeople by drawing a circle around himself as protection from Yogi, similar to the Anti-Seabear Circle from "The Camping Episode".
    • "Gorilla in Our Midst" has a very obscure one: at one point Cindy gets in a spaceship and grabs a pinch of the sun, the plot of "The Golden Apples of the Sun" by Ray Bradbury.
    • Augie Doggie refusing to move from her position at her father's insistence even after he gets swept up in the chaos and disappears may be an oblique reference to the famous poem ''Casabianca" ("The boy stood on the burning deck...") about a similar real-life incident.
    • After waking up from his food coma, Grape Ape simply walks away from the ruined town and into the sea while everyone cheers.
    • "DNA, A-OK!" starts with a video of Captain Caveman offering a hi-tech service while dressed in a black turtleneck and putting his hands together a lot.
    • In "DNA, A-OK!", Yogi moves in with Top Cat and his gang after a DNA test says he is a cat, and, among other things, Yogi asks them if being a cat means eating lasagna and hating Mondays, which Top Cat brushes off as just cat stereotypes.
    • "Catanooga Cheese Explosion" has Yogi doing the boombox scene from Say Anything....
    • In a Freeze-Frame Bonus in "A Fish Sticky Situation", Brain's laptop has a tab featuring a stylized yellow lampshade - possibly TV Tropes itself (among many other tabs).
      • Additionally, when the denizens of Jellystone turn into fish after eating the expired fish sticks, they bellow "meep" over and over, much like the anchovies in the very first episode of SpongeBob.
      • Another nod to SpongeBob in "A Fish Sticky Situation": in one scene, Top Cat is flattened like a pancake and lies on the ground in a similar fashion to Squidward in Squid on Strike.
    • A joke in "My Doggie Dave" has Doggie Daddy do a very Wrath of Khan style scream.
    • A video game-themed episode is titled "Gotta Kiss Them All".
    • For that matter, the goal of the game (allegedly) is to go around town and kiss everyone.
    • For Halloween, Peter dresses up as Natsu Dragneel.
    • In "Baby Shenanigans", The song Shag sings about Paw at the beginning of the episode is almost identical to the "I Love My Mom" song from Sid the Science Kid.
    • In "Bleep", both Cindy and Bleep are shown doing pottery together, much to the confusion and slight disgust of Choo-Choo, Brain, and even Mr. Jinks.
  • Shown Their Work:
    • EVERY character in Jellystone! is a real character from the Hanna Barbera library, even their more obscure ones, like Glump from Valley of the Dinosaurs and The Cattanooga Cats. The one exception, Mr. Flabby Dabby Wabby Jabby, can be excused as he's the punchline to an episode-long joke, and is pretty much a tall and nerdy Augie Doggie lookalike anyway.
    • In "Ice Ice Daddy", Baby Puss is drawn with a bulky body and a short tail like a real Smilodon, as opposed to a typical cat-like body like his original counterpart. In the same episode, Glump's plates are drawn as arranged alternatively true to a Stegosaurus, instead of paired plates like in the original.
    • Wally Gator now has visible sharp teeth in the series, with the upper teeth overlapping the lower ones like they should on an alligator.
    • In "Bleep", Peter Potamus is shown to be unable to swim. Despite being semi-aquatic, hippos actually cannot swim due to their dense bones, instead running along the bottom.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Near the end of "Gotta Kiss Them All," Doggie Daddy enters the virtual reality game Augie is playing to get her to stop. The Great Gazoo attempts to make Augie keep playing by turning into a copy of her dad so she can't tell them apart. Augie is able to pick out her real dad when he repeats the line he says under An Aesop.
  • Space Episode: "Jellystone Moon Platoon" features Jellystone's three smartest residents (Yogi Bear, Snagglepuss, and Augie Doggie) becoming astronauts to stop the moon from eating the sun.
  • Spice Up the Subtitles: The Latin American Spanish dub, for some reason, adds some profanity on some characters:
    • In the dub of Yogi's Tummy Troubles, Yogi calls himself in Spanish as "Oso baboso", basically "Stupid/Dumbass Bear", just for the sake of a pun. Keep in mind the word "baboso", a Mexican slang word, is quite a strong insult to use in a cartoon geared for younger audiences.
    • Also, in the dub of El Kabong's Kabong is Gone, the titular protagonist, whose accent was changed in the Latin American dub from an thick American accent to an European Spanish one, use the very strong insult, at least in Spain, gilipollas. While in Latin America "gilipollas" is basically used either in jest as a word for describe a Spaniard, or it's just a meaningless word, in Spain itself the word is a strong profanity which traditionally means "asshole", also overlapping with Getting Crap Past the Radar as well.
  • Spiritual Successor: Greenblatt has compared the show to season five of The Simpsons (considered the point where it evolved from a fairly standard family sitcom to a Denser and Wackier Ensemble Cast show).
  • Stating the Simple Solution: At the end of "Face of the Town!", Huckleberry realizes that no one person can be the "face of the town", because everyone is, so...Huck creates a giant amalgamation of the entire populace using everyone's DNA, as you do. As the monster runs amok through town, Peter Potamus asks Huck why he didn't just take a group photo of everybody.
    Huck: Oh... I did not think of that.
  • Suck E. Cheese's: Cattanooga Cats from "Catanooga Cheese Explosion" is a family fun center with pizza and arcade games.
  • Suddenly Obvious Fakery: In "Cats Do Dance", Top Cat reveals to the King that his gang's poor dancing was really a distraction while Choo-Choo left to hack a Kill Sat to zap the King's gang. When King notes that Choo-Choo is right there with the others, "Choo-Choo" takes off her mask to reveal that she was Fancy-Fancy in disguise, and reveals that the other Fancy-Fancy was just a mop with his face drawn on it. And the fake Fancy-Fancy, who until this point looked just like the original, is suddenly a mop that falls over.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • In "DNA, A-OK!", Yogi leaves his job, forcing Boo Boo to take over. Boo Boo is a nurse and doesn't have the knowledge or skill to serve as an actual doctor. And there was an incident that led to him being sued for malpractice because of those factors.
    • In "Squish of Miss", a newly fearless Yakky takes on an incredibly difficult skateboard course. While she does well with her newfound confidence Augie notes that she doesn't have the skill to complete the course. A good mindset and confident behavior can help you succeed but those things can't make up for a lack of skill or experience.
  • Swallowed Whole:
    • In the first episode, Yogi gets a nuclear stomach, leading to his swallowing everybody in town harmlessly.
    • In the second, Boo Boo is swallowed by the Grape Ape in a "Fantastic Voyage" Plot.
  • Take That!:
    • Doggie Daddy instructs Augie not to take candy from strangers... or buy insurance from a duck.
    • An easy to miss jab at American healthcare: For the simple procedure of removing a singing Augie from the room, Boo-Boo charges Granny Sweet $10,000.
    • The expiration date of the fish sticks is when Top Cat Begins initially released.
    • The Banana Splits' revelation of being tragic villains is one to The Banana Splits Movie.
    • Top Cat disapproves of cat stereotypes. Two of those stereotypes, that being said, are eating lasagna, and hating Mondays.
    • In "Bleep", Scrappy is shown on a milk carton, indicating he has gone missing.
  • Teachers Out of School: In "Grocery Store", Augie is intrigued when she finds her teacher El Kabong shopping and follows him to root through his shopping basket.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: In "Ice, Ice Daddy", Yogi briefly grows massive muscles while playing badmington.
    Boo-Boo: Buff Yogi!
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Most of the female characters (including the male characters who are Gender Flipped) are drawn with noticeable eyelashes.
  • There Was a Door: In "DNA, A-OK", Captain Caveman smashes through the wall of the operating room to deliver Yogi's DNA test results, then makes a second hole on his way out rather than exit through the original hole. Later, Yogi makes a third hole when he leaves.
    Cindy: Oh, great. Two giant holes in my sterile operating room. Cool, cool.
  • Toilet Humor:
    • To deflect any further questions about her involvement in Yogi's nuclear stomach, Cindy gives the alibi that she was "in the bathroom" at the time. "Pooping. A big poop."
    • Near the end of "Gorilla In Our Midst", Boo Boo reveals to Cindy that he and Yogi escaped Grape Ape's stomach a... different way.
      Cindy: What do you mean...different?
      Boo Boo: We're not answering any more questions.
    • The first season ends with a YTP-style viral video of Huck tripping, falling flat on his face and letting out a very long fart with his butt as the focal point of the shot.
    • In "LAFF Games", during the final event, the lemonade surf, which takes place in a pool that appears to be filled with lemonade, Mildew asks "Has anyone checked if it's actually lemonade?" Later, when Huck rises from the yellow liquid, he shouts "It's not lemonade!"
  • Totem Pole Trench: In "Mr. Flabby Dabby Wabby Jabby", Augie Doggie, Yakky Doodle, and Shag Rugg try to sneak into a very violent movie using this tactic. Things go off-the-rails from there.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Shag Rugg is often the one who gets his friends Augie Doggie and Yakky Doodle into trouble.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, during their musical number on Fruit Salads, devote a section to their love of bananas.
  • Unishment: Although Touche Turtle describes Santo Relaxo as a horrible place, it seems more like a reward than a punishment. It has almost no security and is located on a very nice beach.
  • Vignette Episode: "Sweet Dreams" is a compilation of the different bedtime stories the citizens tell to Augie.
  • Way Past the Expiration Date: The plot of "A Fish Sticky Situation" starts when a box of fish sticks that expired in 2015 (the first season of the show premiered in mid-2021) falls off a pickup truck right in front of Top Cat's alley. TC and his gang scam the entire town into buying the sticks, only to discover that anyone who eats them turns into mindless, fish-headed zombies. Once they're all cured, it's not long before TC finds bottles of milk that expired in 2006, with implied predictable results.
  • Where The Heck Is Jellystone?: It's unclear where exactly it is; a map seen in "Bedtime Stories" puts it next to the town of New Bedrock and next to Lake Jellystone (though the visuals make it look as though Jellystone is on an island within the lake).
  • Whole-Plot Reference:
    • "Spell Book" is one to Strega Nona. Augie, Yakky and Shag wanted to help Winnie with Halloween, but they made too much candy from the forbidden spell book and have to eat it all as punishment. Just like how Big Anthony wanted to help Strega Nona, but he made too spaghetti and had to eat it all as punishment.
    • "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Rat Race" is one to It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
  • Wingding Eyes: Jabberjaw gets heart eyes when she sees El Kabong in "El Kabong's Kabong is Gone".
  • Women Are Wiser: Largely averted, most of the gender flipped characters maintain as many quirks and defects their original male counterparts had. Cindy relatively has this role to the other bears, but is still actually a lot zanier and flawed than her original counterpart.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Parodied on "A Fishsticky Situation" when eating expired fishsticks turns the citizens of Jellystone into mindless, fish-headed automatons.


Halloween is here at last

Halloween is here, everyone is in costume and everyone is having fun. (Well, almost everyone)

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