Would You Like To Enjoy Breakfast at Jellystone Park Every Morning?

Imagine being able to have breakfast with Yogi Bear, Pixie and Dixie and the rest of the gang in Jellystone Park. Every morning! This Jellystone Park plate and Pixie and Dixie bowl set, which was made in the 1960s, makes this possible.
Jellystone Park

My husband loves all things pop culture, just like I do. He has fond memories from his childhood of eating from this plate and bowl set. I was amazed to discover that his mother still had it and it was in excellent condition.

My husband enjoyed being able to see the familiar Saturday morning cartoon characters on plates and bowls. He has fond memories of his mom telling him that he was not finished until he could see Pixie and Dixie at the bottom of the bowl.

These characters first appeared in the late 1950s and early 1960s. My husband and I saw them as kids as Saturday morning cartoons re-runs.

The plate has Yogi Bear, Ranger Smith, Quick Draw McGraw, Blabber Mouse, Snooper, Hokey Wolf, Ding-A-Ling Wolf, Mr. Jinks., Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Yakky Doodle, Pixie and Dixie.

On the plate, Ding-A-Ling is helping put up the sign and Snooper is carrying a bowl of food. Baba Looey, the Mexican burro, Huckleberry Hound, and Snagglepuss are putting the tablecloth on the table. Blabber Mouse is carrying Yakky Doodle in a pink flower pot. Pixie and Dixie are wrapping a present.

I’m a big fan of the Hanna Barbera cartoons. I feature them regularly on my blog, Between the Pages. Check out this Snagglepuss Cake and these amazing Flintstone Cakes and Scooby-Doo Cakes and this Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons.

1968 Yogi the Bear Anti-Smoking PSA

In this PSA from 1968 Yogi and Boo Boo discuss the vice of smoking and why it is so cool. Okay, they are a lot more anti-smoking in this PSA than that. They basically say that people who are smokers started before people knew it was bad and now people start because those people are doing it already. So why not them!

They then shift into trying to shame people who lack willpower into quitting.

I wonder if the cigarette they stomp out in the beginning was dropped by Fred Flintstone?

1961 Yogi Bear Pajama Bag

I have only seen a pajama bag once in my life and when I did see it I was maybe 12 years old. Puzzled about it, I needed it explained to me by my friend several times and even after him telling me it is, “where I put my pajamas”, I still did not understand why. Did his drawers not have room? He had always had the pajama bag, so he did not know why he put them there. Later that day I would find out from my sister that it was made just for fun. A pleasant way for kids to store their sleep cloths.

If you had seen the clown face on the bag portion of this kid’s bag, you would have found nothing pleasant about it. Feeding it pajamas, which increased the clown faces girth and therefore its visibility seemed like a bad idea to me (since clowns are nightmare creatures). So, I did not want his pajama bag!

Now of course, if he had this Yogi Bear pajama bag, I would have understood immediately why he had it and I would have wanted one as well…

[via] Hake’s

Yogi’s Great Escape (1987) on DVD

After watching Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper on DVD last month I was excited to check out more classic Yogi. I was very happy to get my hands on the 1987 Yogi special “Yogi’s Great Escape”. As with all specials that I have vague memories of, I really wanted to see this one. Enter the Warner Archive who have added this to their evergrowing list of hard to find titles. I really do like what their doing. I mean who else is going to make available a decent transfer of late 1980s Silver Age animation?

In this special, spring is here and Yogi and Boo Boo wake up from hibernation only to find that some major changes have taken place while they slept the winter away. Jellystone Park is closing down! No more Jellystone Park means no more tourists, and that means no more picnic baskets to pilfer! Yogi, Boo Boo and their new friends, the bear cub triplets, take off in Yogi’s homemade getaway mobile – the Supercar – in search of a new home. All the while Ranger Smith, bounty hunter Trapper and his hound dog Yapper are hot on their tails! Some familiar cartoon faces make an appearance on this cross-country trip filled with fun, friends and famous American landmarks!

This is exactly what the movie should have been. So do yourself a favor. If you like classic Yogi, drop by the Warner Archive and pick up Yogi’s great escape today.