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Yogi and the Galaxy Goof-Ups

Discussion in 'Back To The Inkwell - Classic Cartoons Discussion' started by Mek, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Mek

    Mek Digestive Juices

    Oct 15, 2002
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    Lemme ask: "What the heck is up with this cartoon?!"

    I came across this a few weeks ago when Boomerang was doing the '1978' special for their Saturday thing. Now, I realize nearly everyone was on a 'Star Wars' hype following '77, but did Hannah-Barbera *really* have to make this cartoon?

    It's bad enough we got the Bionic Stooges AND Yogi's Space Race in the same year as well. >_<
  2. Auggie Doggie

    Auggie Doggie Timmy Turner

    Jan 26, 2002
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    It's craaaaaaaaaaap.
  3. Prism

    Prism Member

    May 12, 2003
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    That's the way it was back then. Networks premiered a ton of toons for Saturday Morning and only a percentage of them made the cut if they even lasted for the full season. (Which was not 13 episodes back then either.) And HannaBarberra was and still is notorious for following the latest fads and incorporating them into their toons.
  4. Anthonynotes

    Anthonynotes Active Member

    May 1, 2001
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    Well, kids' TV has always seemed to follow whatever the current fad/trend is (see: the boom in Pokemon-esque anime shows, or "preteens in school" type shows).

    In the late 70's, Star Wars was *the* biggest thing in movies---not only did live-action/adult stuff copy it (the first "Star Trek" movie, "Battlestar galactica", and other sci-fi shows), but so did kids' TV; in this case, H-B for some reason thought that seeing Yogi and Huck race in rockets across the galaxy with a "Star wars"-ripoff logo was a good idea.

    Since this era was also the disco era, that's also why we saw in the "Goofups" segments Yogi, Huck and their new costars stop off to do disco dancing in every episode...


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