Yogi Bear (character)

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This article is about the character. For other uses, see Yogi Bear.
Yogi Bear
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Yogi Bear in "A Wooin’ Bruin."
Species: Bear (bruin)
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Boo Boo Bear
Ranger Smith
Cindy Bear
Yogi's Gang
Yogi Yahooeys
Yogi's Treasure Hunters
L.A.F. Squad
Father: Pop Bear
First appearance: YB: "Yogi Bear's Big Break" (1958)
Played by: Daws Butler (1958-1988)
Greg Burson (1988-1999)
Maurice LaMarche (2001-04)
Dave Fouquette (2004)
Dan Aykroyd (2010)
Jeff Bergman (2021)
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Yogi Bear is an anthropomorphic trouble-making bear and the main title protagonist in the Yogi Bear franchise. He was voiced by Daws Butler.

Making his debut in shorts of The Huckleberry Hound Show, he would later go on to have his own show with his spot on the previous series being taken by Hokey Wolf.

In the Jellystone! reboot, he works as a doctor at the Jellystone Hospital, although he often messes up on surgeries.

Character description


TV series






Video games


Debut series

The Early Cameos

He and Boo Boo made cameos appearances in the Snagglepuss episode "Remember The Daze."

Yogi, again, made a cameo appearance, alongside Quick Draw and Baba Looey in an acting book in the episode "Paws For Applause."

In the episode "Too Much to Bear," he was mentioned as the cousin of the Three Bears. He was later seen in a picture frame in the Three Bears' house.

In The Flintstones, he and Boo Boo briefly popped up at Bedrock in the episode "Swedish Visitors."

Crossover Era

It's Yogi's Gang

Yogi's Ark Lark


Yogi's First Christmas

Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper

Casper's First Christmas

Yogi's Treasure Hunt

Yogi's Great Escape

The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound

Celebrating another 50 years! 50 years of fun!

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo cameo

In the episode "The Story Stick," he conspicuously watched the kids from the background, as they entered the Indian reservation.

He later reappeared during a chase between the kids and the Totem Spirit, with the latter running into a cave, and then being chased back out by unwelcoming Yogi.

Fender Bender 500

Yo, Yogi!

Help from Harvey Birdman

Everyone's Back in Jellystone!

In "A Town Video: Welcome to Jellystone," Yogi botches Wally Gator's surgery so bad, he starts speaking French.

Yogi Bear Gets the CGI Treatment

Yogi Sells Out

In The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy episode "Here There Be Dwarfs," he is portrayed as a drug addict trying to steal a picnic basket from Billy. In "Irwin Gets a Clue," he's one of the Hanna Barbera characters run over by Hoss Delgado's truck.

In the Duck Dodgers episode "K9 Quarry," Yogi appears as a stuffed trophy on an alien hunter's ship.

Kellogg's Corn Flakes

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New Animaniacs cameo

Into the Serverse

In the Warner Bros. Serververse in Space Jam: A New Legacy, Yogi and Boo Boo arrive at the basketball game between the Tune Squad and the Goon Squad in the Mystery Machine. Like all the other IPs, they have no particular preference and just react to whatever is happening.

Yogi in the Funny Books

Flintstones visit New York World's Fair

Scooby-Doo teams up with Yogi



Main article: Yogi Bear (character)/Gallery

Behind the scenes

  • According to a 1982 calendar, he was born on September 9th.
  • He goes into hibernation on December 22nd.

In popular culture

  • In the Robert Klein episode of Saturday Night Live, he imitates the general idea of a friendly cartoon bear in his monologue, and apparently chooses Yogi because he says, "Hi, Boo Boo."
  • In the film The Great Outdoors, when Chet gets two bears on top of his car, he says "Yogi and Boo Boo in the flesh. I wish the hell Ranger Smith would get out here and get us home."
  • In the Gilmore Girls episode "Red Light on the Wedding Night," Lorelei mentions Yogi Berra to Snookie, but Snookie is so hungover she thinks Lorelei said Yogi Bear.
  • In the film Snow Dogs, Ted runs into a bear, who he tries to appeal to by saying he likes Yogi.
  • In the Family Guy episode "Hell Comes to Quahog," Meg berates Peter for getting her tank confiscated, but he tells her it's not as worse as the time 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. Seth MacFarlane voices Yogi.
  • In The Cleveland Show episode "Birth of a Salesman," Terry says he'll buy Tim the bear a whole steak if he shows him his "bear penis." Cleveland then mocks him by imitating Yogi's voice when he asks, "Is it bigger than the average bear's?"
  • In the Comic Book Men episode "Wurst Episode Ever," Walt asks the staff what their official animal watchdog would be for the Stash, with Ming replying Yogi, which Walt thinks is a terrible idea because all he does is steal picnic baskets.
  • In the Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) episode "The Trouble with Fixit," after fighting a bear, Sideswipe tells Jetstorm and Slipstream they should get out of the woods before "Yogi" shows up again.
  • In the 31st Treehouse of Horror segment "Into the Homer-verse" of The Simpsons, one of the many Homers features a homer named Homer-Barbera, who changes into a parody of Yogi Bear and goes "Hey Boo Boo, let's go steal a pic a nic meal!"