Yogi's Treasure Hunt was one of the earliest segments of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, a syndicated block of Sunday morning cartoons in the late 1980s. In each episode, Yogi Bear and his friends received an assignment from Top Cat to find a lost treasure. Along the way, our heroes had to outwit Dick Dastardly and Muttley, who sought the same treasure after eavesdropping on Yogi's group.
This cartoon provides examples of:
- Catch Phrase: "This is all your fault, Muttley!"
- Cool Ship
- Crossover: Besides the main cast, there were cameos by Penelope Pitstop, Ricochet Rabbit and Ruff (from Ruff & Reddy), among others.
- Do Not Pass Go: Top Cat uses the phrase in one episode when summoning the treasure hunters to the assembly room.
- Expy: For the most part, the series was a clone of Popeye's Treasure Hunt, from the 1978 Hanna-Barbera Popeye show.
- Ear Worm: The intro, Top Cat can really rap.
Fun, fun, fun, fun......TASTIC!
- Gang of Critters: Ranger Smith was the only human in Yogi's band of treasure hunters. He was all but phased out by the second season, however.
- Lovely Assistant: In "Goodbye, Mr. Chump", Penelope Pitstop was a lovely assistant to Hokey Wolf.
- Madness Mantra: In the episode "Yogi's Heroes," Dick Dastardly and Muttley capture Yogi and his friends and force them to watch episodes of Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. By the time they're finished, all anyone can do is chant "Stop the pigeon, stop the pigeon, stop the pigeon..." until Quick Draw as El Kabong uses his "kabonger" as a remedy.
- No Fourth Wall: Season two and three took on a more self-satirical tone as the characters would not only address the audience but often poke fun of themselves doing it. An episode in which El Kabong was on trial for assault with his Kabonger, making it in Judge Hokey Wolf's mind a bad influence on the kids watching, tells:
El Kabong: (to audience) Gawsh, kids, we're only trying to make you laugh. But don't try this at home!
- Those Two Bad Guys: Dick Dastardly and Muttley
- ↑ It was also the basis for "The Funtastic World..."'s original intro