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Western Animation / John K.'s Yogi Bear Shorts

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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 Life of Ranger Smith" contains examples of:


"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:


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