This month, I’m not going to provide commentary on these Yogi Bear Sunday pages from 50 years ago this month. Read what Mark Kausler has to say. He has the bottom two rows of each comic in colour on his web site HERE. I can’t tell you how much of a generous, selfless person Mark is. He voluntarily shares information and expertise about cartoons because he loves them. I appreciate his surprise little notes he sends because I learn things from them.
Some quick comments…
I still don’t understand why a national park has a “general” and a “captain.” A park is not the military. Yet the comics of October 20th and 27th have military characters with some kind of authority in the park. The cartoon series, of course, had a superintendent appear on occasion, which makes sense.
Ranger Smith gets the first two weeks off.
The stereotyped native Indians make another appearance. But you’ll see in the last panel of October 13th, the chief talks like a real guy. I can only conclude the Indians are really actors playing Indians in some kind of park attraction and they only rarely come out of character, as we see in the final panel.
The last panel of October 27th reminds me of Drag-A-Long Droopy where Droopy’s counting sheep and the sheep are counting Droopys.
October 6, 1963
October 13, 1963
October 20, 1963
October 27, 1963
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