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A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith
Created byWilliam Hanna and Joseph Barbera (original characters)
Developed byJohn Kricfalusi
Story byJohn Kricfalusi
Directed byJohn Kricfalusi
Voices of
ComposerHenry Porch
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producerKevin Kolde
Producers
Running time7 minutes
Production companyCartoon Network Studios Spümcø
Original release
NetworkCartoon Network
ReleaseSeptember 24, 1999 (1999-09-24)
Related
Boo Boo Runs Wild

A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith is a stand-alone animated television special, and a parody of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series The Yogi Bear Show, which revolves around Ranger Smith.[1] A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith was made by The Ren & Stimpy Show creator John Kricfalusi and his company Spümcø. A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith originally aired on Cartoon Network on September 24, 1999, along with Boo Boo Runs Wild, a similar Yogi Bear-themed stand alone special.

Since its original debut in 1999, A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith has aired on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim. The special was jokingly dedicated to William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, despite the two of them still being alive at that time.

This marked the last Yogi Bear production in which Greg Burson voiced Yogi. Stephen Worth replaced Burson for Boo Boo Runs Wild and Burson never voiced the character again; he was arrested in 2004 (effectively ending his career) and died in 2008.

Voice cast

Plot

Ranger Smith awakes to a depressing morning where he declares his hate of the job. He then walks outside and wakes the sun by kicking on a mountain in the foreground. Then he proceeds to walk through the forest, changing appearances every time he passes a tree. His mood improves as he walks through the forest. He then finds a squirrel holding acorns and demands to see a license for them. When the squirrel doesn't produce one, Ranger Smith confiscates the nuts. The squirrel's children then poke their heads from the door. Ranger Smith notices this and demands to see a marriage license. When the squirrel can't produce one Ranger Smith decides to write a ticket but to "let him off easy" this time. He demands that the squirrel store pickles for the winter and may only keep one child. The scene then changes to Yogi Bear and Boo Boo Bear's cave. The two bears are showering while Ranger Smith watches them, taking notes. The scene suddenly changes to night with Ranger Smith on his hands and knees holding a flash light to his face. He then says that it is "Owl Feeding Time" and that what he has to do is not for civilian eyes. The screen cuts to black and strange sound effects are played. When the scene cuts back Ranger Smith is now standing; he looks as if he were beaten. He then proceeds to go back to his cabin. He gets back in bed once again complaining about his job and life.

See also

References

  1. ^ Lucas, Michael P. (September 23, 1999). "The much-loved character and friends, created by Hanna-Barbera, are back--but with John Kricfalusi's twist". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-24.