Hey, Hey, Hey! 35+ Yogi Bear Quotes That Are More Than Av-er-age

Georgia Stone
Jan 29, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Jan 26, 2021
The famous Yogi Bear laugh is extremely popular among kids.
Age: 0-99
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Yogi Bear is a popular anthropomorphic animal who has made an appearance in several comic books, animated movies, and television shows.

In 1958, he made his debut as a supporting character in the TV series ‘The Huckleberry Hound Show’. He was animated television’s first breakout character.

Created by Hanna-Barbera, he grew to become even more popular than the original character, Huckleberry Hound. He was given his own TV show named ‘The Yogi Bear Show’ in January 1961. It was sponsored by Kellogg's and included segments called Yakky Doodle and Snagglepuss. In 1964, a musical animated feature movie titled ‘Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear!’ was released.

Yogi Bear had several catchphrases including "Hey, Hey, Hey" to display his excitement, "pic-a-nic baskets", his nick name for picnic baskets, and "I'm smarter than the av-er-age bear!" to promote himself. Like other characters, Hanna-Barbera created Yogi to match the mannerisms and personality of Art Carney's Ed Norton character from 'The Honeymooners'.

Hanna-Barbera created several characters like Yogi who had a collar. This was to ensure that the animators were able to keep the body static while redrawing the head in each frame while he was speaking. Hanna-Barbera used this technique for cutting costs, it decreased the number of drawings needed for a seven minute scene from 14,000 to just 2,000. Apart from Yogi Bear, other prominent characters include Boo Boo and Captain Ranger Smith. Together, the Park Ranger and Yogi have a lot of fun. Both Boo Boo and Yogi Bear had great adventures in Jellystone Park. In this article, we have compiled a list of famous Yogi Bear quotes, Yogi Bear sayings, including the Yogi Bear catchphrase, and funny bear sayings like the much loved Yogi Bear picnic basket quotes.

If you find this list of Yogi Bear and Boo Boo quotes from the cartoon interesting, you can check out other articles like cartoon quotes and Mickey Mouse quotes for more.

Funny Yogi Bear Quotes

Yogi Bear is smarter than the average bear.

Ever since Yogi Bear made his first appearance as a supporting character in 1958 in the 'Huckleberry Hound Show', his popularity has only increased. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, he was easily identified as a brown bear. The cartoon was also known for its catchphrases like "Hey, Boo Boo". Here are some other funny sayings from ‘The Yogi Bear Show’ from a range of characters, including Yogi Bear and Ranger Smith.

1. “Yogi Bear: Check the safety manual!

Boo-Boo: It's just a picture of us screaming!”

- ‘The Yogi Bear Show’.

2. “Ranger Smith: Boo Boo, I don't think we need the narration.

Yogi Bear: But I like where you were going with it, Boo Boo!”

- ‘The Yogi Bear Show’.

3. “I'm so smart and it hurts.”

- Yogi Bear.

4. “Bears are supposed to avoid people, not run around stealing their food!”

- Yogi Bear.

5. “What’s not to like about Robin Hood? I’ll steal from the rich and give to a poor bear: me. Stay here, Friar Boo-Boo.”

- Yogi Bear.

6. “Yogi Bear: What the heck was that?

Boo Boo: I have problems with potato salad.”

- ‘The Yogi Bear Show’.

7. “Yogi Bear: We have to deject, Boo-Boo!

Boo Boo: Don't you mean "EJECT"?

Yogi Bear: Eject is up, deject is [both fall] doooooooown!”

- ‘The Yogi Bear Show’.

8. “Yogi Bear: [On the Ranger's phone] Hello? Hello? Is this the White House?

Ranger John Smith: Yogi!

Yogi Bear: Hey, the President knows my name!”

- ‘The Yogi Bear Show’.

9. “Ranger Smith: We got a bear disturbance!

Ranger Jones: All units, lock the park! I repeat, lock down the park!

Ranger Smith: You know I'm the only other ranger here, right?”

- ‘The Yogi Bear Show’.

10. “Yogi Bear: Kick it, Boo-Boo!

Boo Boo: Kicking it!”

- ‘The Yogi Bear Show’.

11. “Hey, how ’bout that. I go to sleep a bear and wake up an octopus!”

- Yogi Bear.

Inspirational Yogi Bear Quotes

Quotes from Yogi Bear cartoon characters are funny as well as inspiring.

Yogi Bear is not only popular for his funny sayings, but time and time again, he also inspires people. So, if you liked the Yogi picnic basket quote or the hey boo boo Yogi Bear quote, check out these inspirational quotes from, Ranger Smith, Yogi and Boo Boo on 'The Yogi Bear Show'.

12. “Picnic baskets may be delicious on the lips, but they're a lifetime on the hips!”

- Yogi Bear.

13. “Just sit back and let Mother Nature carry us toward her own.”

- Yogi Bear.

14. “I’m losing control, Boo-Boo. I don’t know who’s steering the ship!”

- Yogi Bear.

15. “Yogi Bear: Boo Boo, you've tried to stop my brilliant ideas with common sense a thousand times. Has it ever worked?

Boo Boo: No.

Yogi Bear: Then... let's go-go-go!”

- 'The Yogi Bear Show'.

16. “It's because I'm smarter than the average bear.”

- Yogi Bear.

17. “Hey, you know what would be great? If you didn't think, if you could just be a regular bear; you know, sit in the woods minding his own business. But nope: you're different, you're SMART, and you have to spend your days being selfish and destructive while everyone else pays the price!”

- Ranger Smith.

18. “Who knows? Someday, there may be the sound of little bear feet! Runnin’ around the cave!!!”

- Yogi Bear.

19. “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up I change bats…. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?”

- Yogi Bear.

20. “Sir, I know I messed things up, and I'm sorry. I never meant to. You and Boo Boo are the best friends I ever had, and I've never done anything but think of myself. And now Jellystone is just gonna be a big field of stumps.”

- Yogi Bear.

21. “Mr. Ranger, I've learned two things from stealing pic-a-nic baskets. One: Light mayonnaise is not nearly as good as regular mayonnaise. And two: You can't fail if you never stop trying.”

- Yogi Bear.

Cool Yogi Bear Quotes

No show becomes popular without cool characters throwing cool one-liners amidst all the chaos. 'The Yogi Bear Show' was the same. Check out these quotes from Yogi and Boo Boo, not forgetting Ranger Smith and the rest of 'The Yogi Bear Show' cast.

22. “He's turning this park into a boot camp, with me getting the boot.”

- Yogi Bear.

23. “Cindy Bear: It's the time for whispering sweet nothings in one's ear.

Yogi Bear: Now that I can oblige.

Cindy Bear: Oh, Yogi.

Yogi Bear: Nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing. Nothing. And because you're such a good kid, here's another nothing, for nothing.”

- 'The Yogi Bear Show'.

24. “Ranger John Smith: [showing a 'Do Not Feed The Bears' sign to Yogi] Read this sign.

Yogi Bear: Uh, 'No Smoking In The Forest'?

Ranger John Smith: You know what it says, Yogi, and it applies to all the bears, especially you!”

- 'The Yogi Bear Show'.

25. “Ranger Smith: Bears are supposed to avoid people, not run around stealing their food!

Yogi Bear: I agree, sir. That's why Boo-Boo and I would never disturb family pic-a-nics.”

- 'The Yogi Bear Show'.

26. “Yogi Bear: Shish-kaboob, Bob-Bob… I mean, shish kabob, Boo-Boo.

Boo-Boo Bear: What are you going to do with it, Yogi?

Yogi Bear: Down the hatch, but natch.”

- 'The Yogi Bear Show'.

27. “What’s this? Trees grow inside in the winter?”

- Yogi Bear.

28. “A goodly bunch having lunch.”

- Yogi Bear.

29. “NO EASY! NO EASY! I’m a bear, Yogi… not a man.”

- Yogi Bear.

30. “Well, she can have her tinsel world of make-believe. I’m headed back to Jellystone.”

- Yogi Bear.

31. “You can’t do it, sir!”

- Yogi Bear.

32. “Nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing. Nooothing. And because you’re such a good kid, here’s another nothing, for nothing.”

- Yogi Bear.

33. “Let’s go-go-go!”

- Yogi Bear.

34. “They have donuts. DONUTS!”

- Yogi Bear.

35. “What do you want from me, Yogi? I don't have a life left for you to ruin any more.”

- Ranger Smith.

36. “Now I feel kinda bad about using him as a footstool.”

- Yogi Bear.

37. "You can't do this to me. I'm government property!"

—Yogi Bear.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Yogi Bear quotes and Yogi Bear sayings, then why not take a look at [Mama Bear quotes] or ['Winnie The Pooh' friendship qu

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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