|Member of:||Yogi's Treasure Hunters, in Yogi's Treasure Hunt|
Boo Boo Bear
Treasure hunter, in Yogi's Treasure Hunt
Mall officer, in Yo, Yogi!
Hospital CEO, in Jellystone!
|Works for:||Jellystone National Park|
|Goals:||Keeping the campers safe in Jellystone|
To avoid Yogi from stealing picnic baskets
|Sibling(s):||A twin brother, Slippery Smith|
|First appearance:||YB: "Yogi Bear's Big Break" (1958)|
|Played by:||Don Messick (1958-1994)|
Greg Burson (1991)
Corey Burton (1999)
Tom Cavanaugh (2010)
Jeff Bergman (2021)
Deathstroke/Yogi Bear Special
Ranger Smith, also known as John, or Francis, is a park ranger and Yogi Bear's main antagonist in the Yogi Bear animated franchise. His voice was originated by Don Messick.
He is a stern authority figure who watches over Jellystone Park, in contrast to his carefree rival Yogi. He disapproves the bear for stealing picnic baskets from the guests.
The physical appearance of Ranger Smith is of a 30-something year old man with fair skin and dark hair. He is seen wearing a green park ranger's outfit, with a color-matching campaign hat and a badge.
Smith works as a national park ranger in Jellystone Park. He is a voice of authority who wants nothing more than to stop Yogi Bear from breaking the park rules, especially when he steals picnic baskets from the park's guests. He is hardworking, strait-laced, and mild-mannered. In spite of his fustration with handling Yogi's eccentric schemes, Smith does not have complete grudge of him at all, though he would sometimes threaten to get rid of Yogi when he is up to mischief. He is often supportive of Yogi, however, particularly when he does not breaking the park rules or in need of serious help.
Smith also has a genuine sympathy for Boo Boo because he, unlike Yogi, is as a bear who follows closely to the rules at Jellystone Park.
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In Yo, Yogi!, he is reinvisioned as a young mall officer at Jellystone Mall and is known by the title of "Officer Smith".
I Am Cameo
An elderly Ranger Smith has retired and now lives at the Old Cartoon Villains Asylum.
Everyone's Back in Jellystone!
In the HBO Max series Jellystone!, Ranger Smith is president of the Jellystone Hospital. Not much has been known about Smith other than his position.
In "Must Be Jelly," Smith promptly asks Cindy if she could run a bake sale/car wash as the hospital has run out of money.
Ranger Smith Gets the Live-Action Treatment
In the episode "The Wacky Always Races Twice," he played the role of one of the "Low Lives" that Penelope Pitstop had to avoid.
Ranger Smith in the Funny Books
Smith was the villain in disguise???!! I wouldn't have suspected that
Cartoon Network Presents
Scooby-Doo Teams Up with Yogi
In the first season of The Huckleberry Hound Show, there were other, unnamed park rangers who appeared; with each looking different from the last. From the second season onward, a character formally by the name of "Ranger Smith" came to be in the episode "Lullabye-Bye Bear." The short (animated by George Nicholas) featured Smith in a design closely resembling his final look; but wore a beige suit instead of a green one.
Various original Yogi episodes have the ranger wearing an all-familiar, green color scheme, but his character design strangely varied from various animators working on the segments. When Ranger Smith became a main character in The Yogi Bear Show, the design stuck closer to his model sheet at the time the show was being made, especially in the last few episodes.
- Main article: Ranger Smith/Gallery
Toys and merchandise
- Main article: Ranger Smith/Toys
In popular culture
- In The Partridge Family episode "I Left My Heart in Cincinnati," the Partridge Family visits King's Island, where a picture of Ranger Smith can be seen in the background at the end of the episode.
- In The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "The Big Shot!," Stimpy becomes the co-star of Muddy Mudskipper, where they reenact one of the many chase sequences between Yogi and Ranger Smith, respectively, with Muddy wearing a ranger hat and telling him to get his hand out of the picnic basket.
- In the Family Guy episode "Hell Comes to Quahog," Peter tells Meg he did a park ranger (likely Ranger Smith) a favor by fatally stabbing Yogi with a hunter's knife and then suffocating him to get the job done faster, while Boo Boo watches helplessly. After Peter is done, he callously orders Boo Boo to tell the other bears what he just saw.
- ^ Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (1964).
- ^ Yogi Bear: "Predaterminator", season 5, episode 25 (1988).
- ^ I Am Weasel: "I Am My Lifetime," season 2, episode 7 (1998).
- ^ Yowp: The Many Lives of Ranger Smith Retrieved September 26, 2022.
- ^ A model sheet of Ranger Smith (dated April 1961) Retrieved September 26, 2022.
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