Sometime between 1999 and 2000, Ren & Stimpy creator, John Kricfalusi made three shorts based on Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear franchise. Two were made-for-TV specials, and the other was a Flash animation.
A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith takes a look at.... Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
Boo Boo Runs Wild has Boo Boo becoming a feral beast after getting fed up with Ranger Smith's rules.
Boo Boo and the Man has Boo Boo getting tormented by a group of bully bears for hanging out with Yogi.
The shorts in general contains examples of:
- A Day in the Limelight: Two of the shorts have Ranger Smith as the star.
- Background Music: From Capitol Hi-Q.
- Creator Cameo: John K. voices Boo Boo in all shorts.
- He also voices a tree in one of the shorts.
- Darker and Edgier / Mind Screw: We did mention the shorts were made by the creator of Ren & Stimpy, right?
- Off-Model: Parodies the original Yogi Bear shorts' tendency to use this trope.
- Stock Scream: Used from the Hanna-Barbera sound effect library.
"A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith" contains examples of:
- Art Shift: One scene has Ranger Smith changing his appearance every time he passes a tree.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin
- Jungles Sound Like Kookaburras: At one point, this sound effect was used for the forest.
- Silly Animal Sound: At one point, Ranger Smith talks to an offscreen moose that makes chimpanzee sounds.
- Take Our Word for It: How Ranger Smith feeds the owls is "not for civilian eyes".
"Boo Boo Runs Wild" contains examples of:
- And This Is for...:Yogi: No hard feelings, [Ranger Smith], but this is for Boo Boo!
- Angrish: Yogi and Boo Boo grumble like this twice in the same scene when they get annoyed by Ranger Smith's unfair rules.
- Aside Glance: Boo Boo gives the audience a rather annoyed one when Ranger Smith scolds him for leaving his cave without any attire on.
- Bears Are Bad News: Boo Boo plays this trope straight when he becomes feral.
- Cranial Eruption: Ranger Smith after Yogi bashes a lamp over his head to keep him from killing Boo Boo.
- Crossdressing Voice: In the scene where Boo Boo rips the bark off the trees, one of the trees appears to be female, but has a male voice. However, she does have a female scream.
- Everybody Laughs Ending: Done by Yogi, Boo Boo, and Ranger Smith.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin
- Eye Twitch: Boo Boo before his Freak Out.
- Freak Out: Boo Boo when he gets fed up with the ranger's rules.
- Gasp!: Boo Boo when he snaps out of his feral state as he sees Yogi and Ranger Smith fighting.
- Going Native: Boo Boo gets so fed up enough with the ranger's rules, he enters a feral state.
- Cindy Bear even joins him.
- Mercy Kill: Ranger Smith gets forced to do this to Boo Boo. Luckily, Yogi is able to stop him.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Yogi delivers this to Ranger Smith to keep him from killing Boo Boo.
- Overly Long Tongue: Boo Boo has this in his feral state.
- Shout-Out: At the beginning of the special, there is a moose that speaks with a Bullwinkle-sounding voice.
- Water Wake-up: Ranger Smith does this to Boo Boo to wake him up from his coma after getting knocked out by him fighting with Yogi.
- Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: One scene has Cindy Bear turning into a feral beast like Boo Boo. Boo Boo gets cured by the end, but we don't see what became of Cindy.
- When Trees Attack: One scene has Yogi running through a forest filled with trees with menacing-looking faces.
- You Should Have Died Instead: A non-past tense example when Ranger Smith gets upset over being forced to Mercy Kill Boo Boo:Ranger Smith: Why wasn't it you, Yogi? Why didn't you go wild? It'd be easy then!
"Boo Boo and the Man" contains examples of:
- Adobe Flash
- Bee Afraid: The bully bears torment Boo Boo by shoving a bee through his ear and into his brain."Bee in my brain!!! Bee in my brain!!!"
- Big Ball of Violence: Happens when the bully bears beat Boo Boo.
- Eye Scream: The bee stings Boo Boo on the inside of his eye.
- Malicious Misnaming: The lead bully bear refers to Boo Boo as "Booby" and "Bobo".
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: The bully bears give this to Boo Boo, but are immediately stopped by Ranger Smith.
- Oh, Crap!: The bully bears when they hear Ranger Smith arriving.
- Precision F-Strike: "Hell" is used at one point.
- Stock Audio Clip: Boo Boo's screaming from his Freak Out in "Boo Boo Runs Wild" is used when the bee stings the inside of his eye.