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The Flintstones (1960–1966)

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

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
Jean Vander Pyl ...
 Wilma Flintstone / ... (167 episodes, 1960-1966)
 Fred Flintstone / ... (166 episodes, 1960-1966)
 Barney Rubble / ... (164 episodes, 1960-1966)
 Betty Rubble / ... (112 episodes, 1960-1964)
 Bamm-Bamm Rubble / ... (85 episodes, 1961-1966)
John Stephenson ...
 Mr. Slate / ... (73 episodes, 1960-1966)


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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30 September 1960 (USA)  »

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(166 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Fred and Wilma were originally supposed to have a son, named "Fred Flintstone Junior". This son appeared in early press releases and in a Little Golden Book, "The Flintstones". However, this was changed from the cast before the series went into production. Later, when the Flintstones did have a child, it was decided that the baby would be a daughter, instead of a son, for merchandising reasons, as girl dolls especially Barbie, are supposedly sell far much better than boy dolls, like G. I. Joe. See more »


Fred and Barney's boss's name keeps changing from George Slate to George Granite and back throughout the first season. See more »


Wilma FlintstoneBetty Rubble: Melville J. Muchrocks is a crook.
Fred Flintstone: Muchrocks a crook? Are you sure?
Wilma Flintstone: Absolutely, he's wanted by the police.
Betty Rubble: We heard him described to a T.
Fred Flintstone: Wilma, do you know where they went?
Wilma Flintstone: They said they were going to the amusement park and then to dinner. Oh my poor mother.
[She starts crying]
Fred Flintstone: Don't you worry sweetheart, you leave it to me. Barney.
Barney Rubble: Yeah Fred?
Fred Flintstone: C'mon, let's go.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in All in the Family: The Dinner Guest (1978) See more »


Freddy Funkstone
Performed by D. Caddell
Written by A. Smith and D. Caddell
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We Owe A Debt To Joseph Barbera And William Hanna
1 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Joseph Barbera and the late William Hanna are responsible for giving us many many hours of cartoon fun over the years with fantastic shows such as The Flinstones, The Jetsons, Top Cat, Penelope Pitstop and Scooby Doo. The Flinstones is my favourite along with Scooby-Doo.

For starters, who can forget the theme song? I've never ever been able to get it out of my head-it will stick with me for a long time.

The premise itself is interesting-a comedy series about a stone age family who lead simple and carefree lives. The funniest thing was how the Flinstones used to use animals as everyday objects.

Who can forget the chemistry between Fred and Barney Rubble? Two good friends who would do anything for each other and whose friendship meant the world to them both. Two friends who were devoted to their wives and children even if they were buffoons at times. Two good friends whose hearts were always in the right place. Hey, I've got to be honest-the world would be a better place if we all lived like the Flinstones.

A great cartoon show. Hanna and Barbera have given us enough great cartoon memories to last a lifetime.

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