It has been a year and a half since I subjected myself to the crass, chintzy, all-around offensive Shasta McNasty
, and now I'm back with more infamously bad TV. Yo Yogi!
was produced during a rough time for Hanna-Barbera - Daws Butler had died in 1988 and couldn't be back to reprise his old roles for this (though that might have been a good thing for him), the studio's owner of the time, Great American Broadcasting, had been offering the studio for sale for over a year with no takers (though Turner Broadcasting would strike a deal to buy it not long after this show premiered), and the studio had hit one of its many creative low points. It features aged-down versions of Hanna-Barbera's famous characters Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Dick Dastardly and Muttley, who hang out at Jellystone Mall. I have for a long time wanted to bring myself to watch this show, and now I will.
The episode I have chosen to watch is "Mellow Fellow," whose writing is credited to Sindy McKay. Here we go!