The Flintstones (1960–1966)

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The misadventures of a modern stone-age family and friends.

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Complete series cast summary:
Jean Vander Pyl ...
 Wilma Flintstone / ... (167 episodes, 1960-1966)
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 Fred Flintstone / ... (166 episodes, 1960-1966)
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 Barney Rubble / ... (164 episodes, 1960-1966)
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 Betty Rubble / ... (112 episodes, 1960-1964)
Don Messick ...
 Bamm-Bamm Rubble / ... (74 episodes, 1961-1966)
John Stephenson ...
 Mr. Slate / ... (73 episodes, 1960-1966)
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This popular animated television cartoon featured two Stone Age families, the Flintstones and their neighbors, the Rubbles. Much of the humor was based on its comic portrayals of modern conveniences, reinterpreted using Stone Age 'technology.' Most notably were their cars, complete with absence of floorboards to allow them to be 'foot-powered.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Among The Flintstones (1960)'s 167 episode dates: 124 were on Fridays, 40 were on Thursdays, one Sunday, one Saturday & one Monday. Only Sunday: The Flintstones: The Flagstones (1960) was on Sunday, May 1st, 1960. Only Saturday: The Flintstones: The Astra' Nuts (1961), was on Saturday, March 1st, 1961. Only Monday: The Flintstones: Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1962), it was on Monday, April 30th, 1962. See more »

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All throughout the series, the cars are run by foot. If this is the case, why do the gas stations exist? See more »

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Fred Flintstone: I know what you're going to say. I don't know anything about all of this, right?
Wilma Flintstone: Right!
Fred Flintstone: Has that ever stopped me from being an expert before?
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First season episodes incorporated an ad for Winston Cigarettes into the opening credits (this version of the opening was removed for syndication). Due to the decision to use a standard opening and closing for syndicated versions of the episodes, many episodes have incorrect closing credits. Last season episode debut,The Flintstones: No Biz Like Show Biz (1965) dropped the "Meet the Flintstones" closing credit song, in favor of footage of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm singing "Let the Sunshine In." See more »

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Referenced in Repo Man (1984) See more »

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Welcome to the Gravel Pit
Performed by Fred Flintstone
Written by A. Smith, D. Caddell and T. Barreca
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None of the other Hanna-Barbera cartoons were this funny--or this smart
8 April 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

"The Flintstones" was so dead-on satirical in its view of a prehistoric suburban world that I don't really understand it when people tell me they liked "The Jetsons" better. There's nobody I can relate to on "The Jetsons", no character who exudes any warmth or wit. The characters here (Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty, Dino, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm, Mr. Slate, Mrs. Slaghoople, etc.) have expressions and personalities which are instantly recognizable to an audience. They're a very funny bunch, and they often find each other greatly amusing as well (each character has a sense of humor--and their friendships really do seem like a bond). I don't know why the Hanna-Barbera team weren't able to duplicate the quality of this show in terms of its writing and voice-casting (perhaps it was all a fluke?), but "The Flintstones" has it all: great writing and voices which bring one-dimensional drawings to life, terrific plots, fantastic music by Hoyt Curtin. Not a kiddie show...not a sitcom...not a child-pacifier. "The Flintstones" is a minor miracle.


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