What’s up, dudes? It’s Hanna-Barbera time, so that means I’ve got Jeff Loftin from Lost Christmas with me to talk all about the 1982 special “Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper!” It’s the sequel to “Yogi’s First Christmas,” and it shows! The story behind the production is super heartwarming, though, so this special succeeds nonetheless.
Huckleberry Hound and friends pay Yogi a surprise visit in Jellystone, but the tenacious bear isn’t home. Instead, he and Boo-boo have gone to the city to surprise his friends for Christmas as well! Ah, the hijinks of pre-cell phone days! To escape capture, Yogi becomes a department store Santa and befriends a little girl named Judy. Together they run off to avoid Animal Control. As it turns out, Judy is the daughter of tycoon J. Wellington Jones, and he’s out for blood! With local authorities hunting them down, Yogi enlists all his HB friends to find Judy’s family. Spoiler alert: Yogi is arrested. Mr. Jones drops all charges when he realizes how absent he’s been in Judy’s life. They all then spend a happy Christmas together!
QuickDraw McGraw? Yep. Snagglepuss? Uh huh. Fourth wall-breaking cameo from Fred Flintstone? Definitely! So grab your Santa suit, scam a picnic basket from an unsuspecting couple, and sing carols in the snow by a rotating fire with this episode on “Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper!”
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Author: Gerry D / Jeff Loftin
Title: Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper (w/ Jeff Loftin)