Saturday Morning Cartoon: Yo Yogi!
You start to hear the sounds of the morning, the wind rustling the leaves, the chirping of the birds and that’s when you realize what day it is–Saturday! Cartoons! All week long you’ve been starved of cartoons, and now it is your time to feast! You throw off the covers, shove your feet in your slippers and sprint downstairs!
Grab that big bowl of C-3POs, adjust the antennae and plop down on the floor for your weekly dose of animated fun!
This week: Yo Yogi!
Yep, not your parents’ Yogi Bear, this one was updated just for your generation, because you know, it’s just what the world needed. Yogi didn’t live in Yellowstone Park he lived in Yellowstone Mall. He hung out with security guard Officer Smith and solved crimes with all his other friends, kid versions of Snaggletooth, Huckleberry Hound, Cindy Bear and Boo Boo. The show featured 3D sequences where you would watch with your official Yo Yogi 3D glasses found in Rice Krispies and other Kelloggs’ cereals.
When I watch this I cringe, even as a kid. I don’t know if any of you out there were fans, but I’m sorry–this should not have existed. Half the original voice actors were dead and I bet you the only reason people worked on this was to avoid unemployment.
As good as Hanna-Barbera in the early days, they were just as bad in the later days. Did you watch Yo Yogi? Did you even know about the original Yogi cartoon?
Thanks again Benjamin for the links!