What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger.
I'm sorry but I gotta complain.This gag is Hanna-Barberic!!;-)
I'm just glad I didn't have to see Honey Boo Boo this early in the morning. I have too much work to call in sick on a Monday. At least we know Boo Boo lives in Wyoming, not Colorado, so he can't blame the incident on being Jelly-stoned.
@Steve- I thought it was smaaaaaaaaaarter than the average gag.@TrickyRicky- Although if Yogi & Boo Boo were stoners, it would explain their constant desire to steal the munchies out of pic-a-nic baskets.
@Readers- True story; among other things I've been a scriptwriter and audio producer in the past, and once (a long time ago) had the pleasure of writing a script for Yogi and Boo Boo and supervising a recording session in LA with the original voice talents - Daws Butler (Yogi) and Don Messick (Boo Boo). Actually, I should say TWO voice sessions - the two couldn't stand each other and refused to work together.
Seems to me your disclaimer about Boo-Boo is misguided. He CAN'T lay a "finger" on the boy because he has CLAWS! We've been reading HnC too long to be fooled by that subterfuge.
@Bruce Bleu- Oh great, now Boo-Boo's lawyers can sue me.
Perhaps it's just me, but this thread is getting un-bear-able... Great story, Stilt!
That's pretty neat that you got to be involved in the Hanna-Barbera process. I grew up watching HB cartoons every Saturday. (The local amusement park also had a HB themed kids area.) I love reading details on the artists, writers, and voice actors from HB. (Along with a number of older TV shows that I grew up watching.) I never knew that Butler and Messick had issues, from what I've read they always presented themselves as friends.
@Pete (Detroit)- Yeah, the puns are getting grizzly.@Gladorn- As long as I'm sharing stories, I'll mention that my Dad was one of the first people to license Hanna Barbera characters for a product. He had a company which made stationery (remember when people wrote letters and sent them by mail?) and one of the products was Yogi & Boo Boo stationery for kids. The illustrations were by my Mom (my parents met at art school). I actually tried to use Mom's drawing of Boo Boo for today's cartoon, but it just wasn't reproducing well and I had to go with another.Regarding Butler and Messick, I only know what I was told when scheduling the sessions that day (eons ago). So maybe they usually got along great and were having a rough patch, or maybe their agents couldn't agree on a recording time and threw some BS my way. Or, of course, maybe they didn't like each other.Both were nice enough to me, and it was great fun directing these gentlemen and hearing those voices.
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