- This article is about the main title character. For the segments, see Hokey Wolf (segments).
Hokey in "A Star is Bored."
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|Occupation:||Mayor in The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound and Yo, Yogi!|
|Father:||Unnamed father mentioned in Yogi Bear issue 10: "The Roughing It Bit."|
|Mother:||Unnamed mother mentioned in "Movies are Bitter than Ever".|
|Other relative(s):||Unnamed Great-Uncle mentioned in Yogi Bear issue 10: "The Roughing It Bit."|
|First appearance:||HW: "Tricks and Treats" (1961)|
|Played by:||Daws Butler (1961-1988)|
Matt Hurwitz (1991)
Unknown voice actor (2004)
Yogi's Treasure Hunt
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Deathstroke/Yogi Bear Special
Hokey Wolf is an anthropomorphic wolf and the smooth-talking title character in the Hokey Wolf shorts. He was voiced by Daws Butler impersonating Phil Silvers. He is often considered the main antagonist in some of his appearances throughout the years.
Hokey's main purpose of being created was to replace the Yogi Bear shorts of the Huckleberry Hound Show after Yogi got his own show in 1961, with Hokey's debut being in the episode "Tricks and Treats." Hokey himself was not as popular as Yogi Bear or Top Cat, but was still popular enough to later reappear as a side character in Yogi-centered shows.
He is a greedy, lazy, slacking con-artist wolf, trying to avoid work by getting money and needs out of people the hard way, which he would constantly go around conning people. Usually, he sets up his "victims" by taking advantage of them, mostly by complementing them on their talent, skill or performance, so they would fall in Hokey's trap, then he pulls the full cover over them by stealing their "needs" for himself. This would usually backfire in some way in the end with the person he conned either shooting after him with a gun or violently threatening to beat him up.
During his misadventures, he would usually be followed by his young, faithful sidekick, Ding-a-Ling, a smaller, slightly dim wolf who wants to follow in his "hero's" con-artist footsteps and would cheer him on during his schemes.
In later appearances, Hokey appears mostly by himself, less villainous and less willing to con others, but still has some villainous actions up his sleeve.
In addition, he is a timber wolf with brown fur, a peach snout and a black nose, usually depicted wearing a violet colored pork pie hat, a white collar, and a teal bow tie.
- Hokey Wolf
- 1.1 "Tricks and Treats"
- 1.2 "Hokey Dokey"
- 1.3 "Lamb-Basted Wolf"
- 1.4 "Which Witch is Which"
- 1.5 "Pick a Chick"
- 1.6 "Robot Plot"
- 1.7 "Bean Pod'ners"
- 1.8 "Castle Hassle"
- 1.9 "Booty on the Bounty"
- 1.10 "Hokey in the Pokey"
- 1.11 "Who's Zoo"
- 1.12 "Dogged Sheep Dog"
- 1.13 "Too Much to Bear"
- 1.14 "Movies are Bitter than Ever"
- 1.15 "Poached Yeggs"
- 1.16 "Rushing Wolf Hound"
- 1.17 "The Glass Sneaker"
- 1.18 "Indian Giver"
- 1.19 "Chock Full Chuck Wagon"
- 1.20 "Bring 'Em Back a Live One"
- 1.21 "A Star is Bored"
- 1.22 "West of the Pesos"
- 1.23 "Phony-O and Juliet"
- 1.24 "Hokey's Missing Millions"
- 2.1 "Loot to Boot"
- 2.2 "Guesting Games"
- 2.3 "Aladdin's Lamb Chops"
- 2.4 "Sick Sense"
- Yogi Bear
- Yogi's Gang
- 1.1 "The Swiss Alps and Tokyo, Japan" (no lines)
- 1.2 "Acapulco and England" (no lines)
- 1.3 "Florida and China"
- 1.4 "The Sahara Desert and Scotland" (no lines)
- 1.5 "France and Australia" (no lines)
- 1.6 "Athens, Greece and the Ozarks" (no lines)
- 1.7 "Italy and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina" (no lines)
- 1.8 "Egypt and Sherwood Forest" (no lines)
- 1.9 "Spain and the Himalayas"
- 1.10 "India and Israel"
- 1.11 "Africa and San Francisco" (no lines)
- 1.12 "The Grand Canyon and Ireland" (no lines)
- 1.13 "Hawaii and Norway"
- 1.14 "North Pole and Tahiti"
- 1.15 "Arizona and Holland" (no lines)
- 1.16 "Quebec and Baghdad" (no lines)
- 2.1 "Russia and the Caribbean" (no lines)
- 2.2 "New York and Turkey"
- 2.3 "South America and Transylvania" (no lines)
- 2.4 "French Riviera and New Zealand"
- 2.5 "New Orleans and Atlantis" (no lines)
- 2.6 "Morocco and Washington D.C."
- 2.7 "Canada and Warsaw, Poland" (no lines)
- 2.8 "Siam and the Moon"
- Yogi's Treasure Hunt
- 1.7 "Yogi and the Unicorn"
- 2.2 "The Great American Treasure" (no lines)
- 2.4 "The Moaning Liza"
- 2.5 "Snow White & the 7 Treasure Hunters"
- 2.6 "Yogi's Heroes"
- 2.7 "The Attack of Dr. Mars"
- 2.8 "20,000 Leaks Under the Sea"
- 2.9 "Goodbye, Mr. Chump"
- 2.10 "Yogi Bear on the Air"
- 2.11 "Yogi & the Beanstalk"
- 2.12 "The Greed Monster"
- Yo, Yogi!
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
- 1.19 "A Fish Sticky Situation" (no lines)
- 1.21 "Spell Book" (no lines)
- 1.25 "Yogi's Mid-Life Crisis" (no lines)
- 1.27 "The Sea Monster of Jellystone Cove" (no lines)
- 1.28 "Business" (no lines)
- 1.29 "Pants!" (no lines)
- 1.31 "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Rat Race" (no lines)
- 1.32 "The Brave Little Daddy" (no lines)
- 1.35 "The Box Thief" (no lines)
- 1.40 "Sweet Dreams" (no lines)
- Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration (no lines)
- The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Awards Show Program Special: Live in Stereo (no lines)
- Yogi's Ark Lark (no lines)
- Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper
- The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound
Yogi's Birthday Party
It's Yogi's Gang
Yogi's Ark Lark
Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper
Funtastic Treasure Hunt
In the episode "Yogi and the Unicorn," he first appears when Huckleberry Hound comes to drop off the "goodies" to him, after Huckleberry reveals who he is to Hokey, they go off outside to look for the unicorn.
In the episode "Snow White & the 7 Treasure Hunters," he acts as the mirror of the "Snow White" story.
In the episode "Yogi & the Beanstalk," he attempted to kidnap Magnifico the Great's wife, Melody, only for him to be eaten by an uncannily large, Peter Potamus. Later, he is nearly arrested by Officer Dibble for his crime, but manages to trick Dibble into thinking he'll become a star, in which Dibble's response is "Wait till Top Cat here's about this!".
In the episode "The Greed Monster," he appears in a fantasy when Huckleberry and Quick Draw become famous singers.
The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound
Celebrating another 50 years! 50 years of fun!
The New Yogi Bear Show cameo
Everyone's Back in Jellystone!
In "Spell Book," Hokey dresses as a clown for Halloween, he can be seen various occasions in the background.
Hokey Sells Out
Kellogg's Corn Flakes
Hokey in the Funny Books
Yogi and his Toy
In "Wild Bees" story of issue 23, Hokey comes up with a scheme by selling a beehive to Huckleberry, despite Huck not owning any bees and having no use for it. Hokey then tries to get more money out of Huck by getting wild bees and selling them to Huck, after sticking his cane in the beehive, the bees become angry with him and start chasing him, however Huck manages to catch the bees with the beehive Hokey sold him earlier. After once again trying to get money out of Huck, the bees recognized his voice and didn't forget what he did earlier, which caused them to lift the hive up into the air (much like a rocket) and land over Hokey's head, then started stinging him as he ran off, still with the beehive over his head.
In "Ding's Old Banger" story of issue 27, Hokey scams Ding-a-Ling by selling Ding an old car that's engine doesn't even work, later however, the garbage man buys the car and renames it "Ding's Thing", after this, it was a happy ending for everyone (except Hokey), Ding-a-Ling got his money back, the garage man had a new car and Hokey got his tail scorched by the garage man's new car, which made him learn his lesson in the end for trying to cheat Ding-a-Ling out of a broken car.
When Yogi was asked by his buddies at Hanna-Barbera to gather teammates for the Yogi Yahooeys, Yogi thought about his old friend Hokey. Yogi tracked Hokey down to a place called "Lazy Lake", where he offered the fish a free demonstration of frying pans. When asked about joining the team, Hokey's response went some like "How many sheep are in it for me?".
Yogi is framed for sheep-stealing
In "Don't Give up the Sheep," Hokey steals a sheep from a farmer who was given permission by the government to have his sheep at Jellystone and frames Yogi for it. Later, he begins to feel guilty for framing Yogi and decides to return the sheep, only for the farmer to chase him away with a cane.
Flintstones visit New York World's Fair
Toys and merchandise
R. Dakin & Co.
- Main article: R. Dakin & Co.
- Hokey Wolf Dakin figure (1971)
Hokey Wolf Dakin figure with removable hat, collar and bowtie.
- Main article: Hokey Wolf/Gallery
Behind the scenes
- Hokey's con-artist personality was later passed down to the character Top Cat, who stared on his own show later in the same year on ABC.
- In a coloring book, Hokey's birthday cake has six candles indicating he is six years old (40 in wolf years).
- Hokey was born in a cave outside of Denver.
In popular culture
- In the Samurai Jack episode "Aku's Fairy Tales", the wolf is a parody of Hokey.
- In the Pointless game show, one of the questions was on which characters were from HB, in which Hokey was one of the characters listed.
- Both Hokey and Ding-a-Ling made non-speaking cameos in the audience in Cartoon Network's The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Awards Show Program Special: Live in Stereo.