Little over a year ago, we offered a post called “Yogi Bear Goes to Disneyland”. You can see it HERE.Of course, he didn’t REALLY go. It was just “Blog Post Title Hyperbole”, designed to draw some additional hits. But, imagine my surprise when I came across THIS AD!
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Not only did Yogi Bear ACTUALLY GO to Disneyland (if one can believe a semi-cheesy comic book print ad – and who among us would dare not?) but he brought Huckleberry Hound, Top Cat, and an unnamed happy blonde boy who is clearly wearing KEDS (Sound Alert in Link) along with him!
But, wait… What's that curious object in Yogi’s grasp? It’s not the expected Pic-a-nic basket! No… It’s YOGI BEAR WHITE PASTE!
Take a moment to un-slack your collective jaws, or reign-in your “Tex Avery Wild Takes”…
Okay? Ready? I said YOGI BEAR WHITE PASTE!
Can’t ya just hear him now:
“There’s no need for WASTE, when you use my WHITE PASTE! Hey-hey, hey!”
And, always the conscience of the group, Boo-Boo would likely add: “…As long as you don’t TASTE!”
|Now, find some rhymes for "Baste" and "Haste"!|
But, here’s the really WEIRD PART… There’s a contest, promoted by these Hanna-Barbera characters, and the First Prize is… (wait for it) a TRIP TO DISNEYLAND!
Yes, really! I suppose it’ll probably turn out better than that time Yogi and Boo-Boo won a TRIP TO PARIS! At least at “The Happiest Place on Earth”, the worst Yogi could do is “cheese-off” Mickey!
This makes far less sense than the LAST TIME we spotlighted a "Trip to Disneyland" contest at TIAH Blog. But, I hope Yogi, Huck, TC, and the unidentified Keds Kid all had a great time!
And, from the “Recollections and Oddities Department”:
I actually had YOGI BEAR WHITE PASTE as a single-digit-ager! Though, I got the TOP CAT container. Probably because there were fewer items of Top Cat merchandise, particularly by 1965.
Um, What’s Huck got in the BAG?
In an ad for YOGI BEAR WHITE PASTE, you’d think that, if he were carrying the PRODUCT, it would be SHOWN!It can’t be his LUNCH! The Disney concessionaires would never allow THAT!
Maybe this time he’s a revolutionary intending to plant some explosives at “Wally (not Gator) World”! “VIVA Hanna-Barbera!” Why not? He’s been just about everything else!
|Includin' a ly-ron tamer, folks!|
…And what’s with the HAT and STRIPED SHIRT? Yogi and Top Cat trotted-out their normal dress for the occasion. Did “his darling clementine” pick out his clothes for him?
This ad appeared in neither a Disney nor a Hanna-Barbera comic book, but in Harvey Comics’ MUTT AND JEFF NEW JOKES (November, 1965)!
Finally, take a good loooong look, because you’re probably never going to see the name of DISNEYLAND, with a COPYRIGHT attributed to “Hanna-Barbera Prod. Inc.” EVER AGAIN!
|Hey, hey hey... who could have PASTED that copyright on there?|