Yogi Bear was named after legendary New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. Because of this, Berra tried to sue Hanna-Barbera for using his name without his permission. He lost the case.
# # Yogi Bear's voice is an imitation of Art Carney as Norton from "The Honeymooners" (1955). Yogi even wears a hat with the brim pushed up like Norton.
Yogi Bear made his debut on "The Huckleberry Hound Show" (1958)
35 episodes were made.