Yertle the Turtle was a recurring character on The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss. As depicted in the original Dr. Seuss story "Yertle the Turtle," Yertle was a tyrannical king. In the second season of the show he had moveable eye lids.
The character retained much of his egotism and lust for power in the series, sans his original royal status, but his inevitable come-uppance and occasional insecurity lent him a sympathetic side. Yertle has an aunt, Myrtle, who is in fact a bona-fide queen. In "Yertle the King," he temporarily gains the crown he's so yearned for.
- Episode 103: The King's Beard
- Episode 107: The Snoozer
- Episode 110: Almost There
- Episode 112: The Blag-Bludder Beast
- Episode 113: The Muckster
- Episode 116: The Road to Ka-Larry
- Episode 117: Yertle the King
- Episode 118: Horton Has a Hit
- Episode 202: The Cat in the Hat Cleans Up His Act
- Episode 205: Make Yourself at Home
- Episode 209: The Cat in the Hat Gets a Package
- Episode 213: A Bird's Best Friend