This time we’ll take a look on how a brawl between two of our favourite cartoon bears would turn out. Which bears? Well Humphrey the Bear and Yogi Bear of course!
Their shared background:
They’re both bears who are trying to live the life stealing food from visitors and finding great shelters where they can chill, and they both live in a national park and are trying to avoid its Ranger.
Humphrey, being a real-size bear, is allegedly very strong. He’s huge.
Yogi, on the other hand, is “smarter than the average bear” and has intelligence on his side.
Humphrey isn’t the smartest one among the bears, but still smarter than the average bear. He’s also neurotic and will “fend” himself off stressful situations by running in place with his feet moving in all directions. He can’t speak either but grunts as a means of communication.
Yogi seems to have a weak physique and, although stronger than the average human, I have a hard time seeing him fighting off a full-size bear.
The fight would’ve started off with a worried Humphrey panicking over the thought of having to fight another bear. Yogi would use his superior intellect to try to defeat Humphrey but as usual his plans wouldn’t work out as he always overestimates his own intellect. This would mean that Humphrey, fuelled by his somwhat superior will to live, would find an opening to smack the threat in front of him into oblivion and defeat him for good. As Yogi is “just a bear” he’d be able to stay and seek shelter and food in his own park, not having to fear being put down as he’d have to if he’d crushed his own park’s Ranger, and live life to its fullest.
Humphrey is the winner!
Now what do you think?
Any suggestions of Unlikely Versus’ you’d like to see?
Images from: manhattaninfidel.com and http://www.drawntoillusion.com/Postings%202010/A%20Bear%20Named%20Humphrey.html