Yogi Bear (Yo Yogi!)

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Yogi Bear (Yo Yogi!)
"I'm more popular than the average bear!"
Gender: Male
Type: Young, hip, food-craving, whoremonger bear
Species: Brown Bear
Portrayed by: Greg Burson
Status: Alive
Media of origin: Yo Yogi!

Yogi Bear is the main protagonist of the Hanna-Barbera franchise of the same name and is one of Hanna-Barbera's most popular characters alongside Fred Flintstone from The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo from the Scooby-Doo franchise. In Yo Yogi!, he was portrayed as a 14-year-old crime-fighting detective who works for the L.A.F. Squad at Jellystone Mall. He was voiced by the late Greg Burson in this show.

Sadly, he was badly flanderized in Yo Yogi!.

Why He Sucks, Yo

NOTE: This is only focusing on the Yo Yogi! version of Yogi, since the original Yogi is likable.

  1. FIRST AND FOREMOST, he is now portrayed as a lazy, egotistical, and destructive moron who has his mind on food and nothing else. In fact, he NEVER stops talking about food in almost every single episode that it just gets way too old very quickly.
    • He also seems to care about food more than his friends or his job.
    • Yogi always loved food in earlier and later incarnations of the franchise, but not to this extent.
  2. Most of his plans never work and keep failing.
  3. He acts a lot dumber than he was in the original cartoons, which goes against the main rule of the Yogi Bear franchise that he's supposed to be smarter than the average Bear.
  4. In every episode he at some point spins his hat telling the viewer to wear 3D glasses for a certain scene (the 3D glasses came out of now out-of-print cereals that sponsored the show), which are pointless to include because they make his show look like a mere product placement cartoon, and this would consequently result his show to become horribly unfunny and outdated decades later after his show first premiered.
  5. He is also destructive, one notable example of this is in the episode "Barely Working".
  6. He was at his worst in the episode "Jellystone Jam" where he makes a huge fool out of himself when he was trying to impress Cindy while she was hanging out with Magilla Ice.
  7. His jokes are unfunny and stupid.
  8. He lied to his uncle that he was a world-famous detective.
  9. He threatens anyone for being a classicist that is not "hip and radical".
  10. His new design is so awful that even William Hanna, the co-creator of the Yogi Bear franchise and co-founder of Hanna-Barbera, was offended by Yogi's redesign, saying: "They screwed it up by redesigning [Yogi]. They made him look like a whoremonger. If you have something that works, don't screw it up!"
  11. He and his show were responsible for not only contributing to the death of Saturday Morning Cartoons, but also the near death of the Yogi Bear franchise until Jellystone! was announced in 2019.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. He was a much better character prior to Yo Yogi! and has massively redeemed himself in the 1994 TV special Yogi the Easter Bear and Jellystone!.
  2. There were times where he cared about his friends.
  3. Greg Burson did a decent job voicing him.




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