1 May 1960
The plot of this very brief pilot would be used and expanded upon in one of the early Flintstones episodes, "The Swimming Pool." Fred Flagstone floats in his pool on a tube and his wife Wilma brings his lunch. Barney startles her with his weird scuba-diving gear, which includes a bow and arrow. Barney accidentally shoots Fred's tube with his arrow, Fred sinks into the pool, and Barney rescues Fred's lunch.
30 September 1960
Barney has invented something that looks to Fred like a giant egg beater, but it's a flying machine. Fred feigns illness so that he and Barney can get out of "opera night" with the girls and use the Flyer to go bowling instead.
7 October 1960
It's Fred's responsibility this time around to assemble an act for Amateur Night at his and Barney's club.
14 October 1960
Fred is mad at Barney for calling him stupid. Then Barney decides to build a swimming pool, and Fred talks his neighbor into sharing the pool with the Flintstones.
21 October 1960
After causing Barney to get fired, Fred gets his friend a job as a "repo man." But Barney's first repossession case is at the Flintstones' house.
28 October 1960
A comedy of errors, starting with Barney's taking his last cold bottle of Cactus Cooler on a hot day, leads to Fred's getting hit on the head and knocked out. When he comes to, he is "Frederick," a suave and sophisticated gent who shortly gets on his wife's and his friends' nerves. Barney and the girls strive to find a way to get back the old Fred.
4 November 1960
When movie-makers come to Bedrock, the girls are all excited, but it's Fred who lands a role in the film.
11 November 1960
Barney has two tickets to the fights, but he and Fred can't use them because they've been trapped into babysitting a friend's child while their wives go out for the night. They can't even see the fight on TV, because there's a blackout. Then Fred comes up with an idea to get them into the arena after all.
18 November 1960
Fred wants to buy his friend's pool hall. He intends to finance the purchase by betting a week's paycheck at the dinosaur races.
25 November 1960
In order to get BACK the money, Fred has Barney do boxing.
2 December 1960
Wilma and Betty win an all-expenses-paid trip to Hollyrock, which gets even better when Wilma is offered a part in a show.
9 December 1960
When Barney, in his official capacity, cites Fred for violation of the rules and strips Fred of a club championship he won, Fred declares war on his old friend.
16 December 1960
Fred buys a sweepstakes ticket and decides to share it with Barney and give it to him for safekeeping; then Fred decides he can't trust his old pal.
23 December 1960
Barney and Fred buy a drive-in but decide to keep the purchase a secret from the girls. The sexy young waitresses they inherit from the previous owner threaten not only to reveal the secret but to get them into trouble with their wives.
30 December 1960
A burglar is on the loose in Bedrock. Betty and Wilma take judo classes from Mr Hashimoto, and Fred decides to play a trick on Wilma by disguising himself as a prowler.
6 January 1961
Fred records a record in an amusement-park booth and by mistake leaves it behind. When the record is found and played on the airwaves, it becomes a big hit, and Fred's a star.
13 January 1961
Fred and Barney are sneaking out at night--to take dance lessons, so they won't embarrass the girls at an upcoming ball.
20 January 1961
Fred discovers a bag of loot from a bank robbery buried in his back yard. On his way to the police station to return the money, he is seen with the bag of loot and mistaken for the bank robber.
27 January 1961
To save money on meat, Fred decides to turn his vacation into a hunting trip, where the Flintstones and Rubbles meet up with a talking dinosaur.
3 February 1961
Fred would love to give Wilma a real stunner of an anniversary gift--a baby grand piano--but its cost is way out of his league, until "Eighty-Eight Fingers Louie" offers him a real steal of a deal.
10 February 1961
Fred wants to show the girls that hypnotism is a fraud, so he tries to put Wilma under to make her believe she is a dog, and it doesn't work on her. However, the stunt leaves Barney barking, and the Rubbles and Flintstones must go in search of a real hypnotist to snap Barney out of it.
17 February 1961
Fred finds old love letters to Wilma, and, failing to recognize them as his own, he hires a detective to track down Wilma's "secret lover."
Season 1, Episode 22: The Tycoon24 February 1961
A tycoon who is a dead ringer for Fred decides to flee responsibility. The tycoon is needed to complete a big business deal, so his desperate employees find and swoop down on Fred to impersonate the rich man. Meanwhile, the tycoon goes about town among the little people, encountering Fred's friends and associates, including Wilma, Barney, and Betty, whom he of course doesn't recognize, and creating many bruised feelings.
4 March 1961
Fred and Barney go to a recruitment center by mistake and find themselves signed up for three years of military service.
10 March 1961
The Flintstones and Rubbles think they're going to be enjoying a complimentary vacation at a beach hotel, but the owner, Fred's "friend," hasn't told them that his employees walked out on him and that the two couples will be serving as his wait staff--during a convention.
17 March 1961
Wilma's "Flint-Rubble-Double-Bubble Cake" wins a baking contest, but when her sudden illness keeps her from competing at the next level, Fred decides to disguise himself and take his wife's place.
24 March 1961
Barney and Fred forsake bowling to become leaders of scout troops.
31 March 1961
The Rubbles and Flintstones need extra money, so each couple rents out a room to a music student. The music students turn out to have no money, so Betty and Wilma decide to take music lessons from them instead in preparation for the lodge's amateur night.
7 April 1961
Used without his consent as the "before" picture in a weight-loss pitch, Fred decides to accept the challenge to lose thirty pounds in thirty days when told of the money that can be his.
15 September 1961
Fred's latest get-rich-quick scheme is songwriting. He enlists the help of Hoagy Carmichael.
22 September 1961
Fred's rich cousin drafts him into taking care of his dude ranch while the cousin vacations in "Eurock." Fred and Barney are enjoying themselves until they stumble onto a movie set, whose actors they mistake for real cowboys and Indians in the midst of battle.
29 September 1961
Dissatisfied at work, Fred quits the gravel pit and is soon hired to be a school-bus driver. On the first day, he realizes he might have made a mistake.
6 October 1961
Fred and Barney have been eavesdropping on a new, mysterious neighbor and his wife. When the man brings over a trunk and asks Fred to keep it for him, Fred suspects the man's wife's body may be inside.
13 October 1961
Wilma tries to provoke Fred's jealousy with a mystery suitor who sends her flowers and chocolate.
20 October 1961
Movie heartthrob Rock Quarry makes a promotional tour to Bedrock, but, tired of the life of a star, he escapes his handlers and introduces himself to Fred and Barney, who aren't fans and don't recognize him, as an ordinary Joe.
27 October 1961
Moonlighting private detectives Fred and Barney are misled by a sexy prospect into a dangerous scheme.
3 November 1961
Hoping to advance at the quarry, Fred enrolls in the "Prinstone University" night class in accounting. He finds the classwork tough and even falls asleep on the job. Meanwhile, Mr. Slate wants Fred to join the quarry's football team, not realizing that football interfered with Fred's studies in his youth.
10 November 1961
Fred doesn't want Wilma to know that he lied to play poker, so he pretends that his winnings came from a lost wallet--and honest Wilma places an ad for the wallet's "owner."
17 November 1961
Wilma and Betty want to attend the socialites' ball thrown by an old friend who married money, but Fred and Barney expect they'll have a lot more fun at the down-to-earth Firemen's Ball.
1 December 1961
The Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes organizes a beauty contest, and Fred and Barney are chosen to judge it, against their will, as they anticipate their wives' jealousy. They must deal with the girls' displeasure as a parade of contestants come to their houses, and with pressure from various contestants' boosters, including Mr. Slate, who wants his daughter to be chosen, and a gangster who wants them to pick his "Cookie."
8 December 1961
Fred's boss, Mr.Slate, gives him tickets to a charity masquerade ball in Bedrock. To rent a costume, Fred goes to the only costume shop in town, where an obnoxious and snooty owner tells him his costumes are sold out except for a two-person dinosaur costume. Fred learns by accident what Mr. Slate will be wearing at the ball. Wanting to impress his boss and insult the pretentious costume renter, Fred does not realize that the masks have been switched at the ball.
Season 2, Episode 13: The Picnic15 December 1961
Fred thinks the key to winning the competition at the annual picnic is to team with Joe Rockhead instead of best pal Barney.
22 December 1961
Barney's water pipes are leaking. When Fred attempts to fix them, the Rubbles' house gets flooded, and Fred invites his neighbors to stay at his house till a plumber repairs the damage. Barney's "at ease" attitude soon starts to annoy Fred, as Barney eats the piece of cake Fred wants, sleepwalks, leaves the phone off the hook, and eats a whole pizza by himself.
29 December 1961
Barney and the girls fight to keep Fred awake for seventy-two hours without telling him why: they believe that if they let him fall asleep during that time, he'll die.
5 January 1962
During the Flintstones's honeymoon, Fred gambled, but Wilma believes he's been cured of his habit. Then Arnold the newsboy tempts him to bet on a single marbles game. Can Wilma save Fred before he starts betting and losing all the furniture in the house ?
12 January 1962
While shopping, Betty and Wilma drop in at a drug store. A TV producer sees Wilma's hands and wants her in his next production. Sensing the next big deal, Fred becomes her manager and trainer and even risks his job to get his wife into show business. Is he ready to go too far for this ?
19 January 1962
Fred needs to entertain a comely client for work, but decides to skip the explanation to Wilma.
26 January 1962
Wilma has hidden cash to purchase a gift for Fred: a bowling ball. Fred finds the cash and, believing the money itself to be his gift, takes it and goes to buy the bowling ball. However, back at home, Wilma believes she has been robbed and reports the disappearance of the money to the police. Feeling guilty, Fred wants to return the bowling ball and re-stash the money. Meanwhile, Arnold the newsboy smells something fishy.
2 February 1962
Fred and Barney's latest spat results in Barney's decision to sell his house. A rich Texan is very interested in the property, and Fred must come up with a scheme to keep his old buddy as his neighbor.
9 February 1962
Barney's plan to put a stop to Fred's practical jokes may backfire.
16 February 1962
In order to see a ball game on a work day, Fred and Barney both fake illness. However, Barney is required to get a medical excuse. At the doctor's office, Fred's idea to get Barney cleared results in Barney's being sent to the hospital. How will Fred sneak Barney out, especially when he's "guarded" by a nurse who knows judo?
23 February 1962
Wilma's new cooking show on television is a hit with everyone except Fred, who's anything but a "happy pappy" as he's forced to go without Wilma's home-cooked meals.
2 March 1962
There is a championship tournament at Bedrock Bowl and Fred must compete in it, but Wilma wants him to take her out that night. So Fred takes Wilma to a drive-in movie next door to the bowling alley. He manages to sneak in a bowl and return to her quickly. However, Wilma accidentally hurts Fred's thumb and Barney sticks the bowling ball atop Fred's swelling digit, which Fred then can't get out of the ball. Will he be able to get out of his lie to Wilma?
9 March 1962
Fred and Barney save a guy named J. Montague Gypsum from throwing himself off the George Washingstone Bridge. In return, Gypsum offers to be their servant for life. But Gypsum is a con man who tries to take over the Flintstone household. Fred tries to come up with a plan whereby Gypsum can save Fred's life so that they can then be even and Gypsum can be sent on his way.
16 March 1962
Fred's mother-in-law is visiting the Flintstones. When she threatens to make it a permanent arrangement, Fred is desperate to find someone for the widow to marry so that he can have his home back. He finds a likely match for her in a Texarock millionaire who suits the mother-in-law's fancy. But then Fred hears a rumor that there's a fake millionaire about who's fleecing unsuspecting widows.
23 March 1962
When a promised raise doesn't come through, Fred dashes off an angry letter to the boss, then learns from Wilma that Mr. Slate came in person to explain that an error was made and Fred is to get his raise after all. Fred tries to retrieve his letter before the mailman collects it from the box.
30 March 1962
A trip to Rock Vegas reawakens Fred's itch to gamble.
6 April 1962
Fred is invited to be a contestant on "The Prize Is Priced." He finds himself unable to appear due to stage fright, however, and Barney, taking his place, wins a houseboat. The two agree to share the prize, but complications quickly ensue.
13 April 1962
Wilma intends to donate Fred's old clothes to a rummage sale, but puts the box in Barney's car, leading Fred to believe that Barney stole his clothes and is a kleptomaniac.
20 April 1962
Annoyed that Wilma has a crush on Italian actor Roberto Rockellini, Fred tries to win her back by growing a mustache, wearing an ascot, and being charming--and it may be working; now Wilma's getting jealous.
30 April 1962
Fred becomes a Little League umpire, but is unprepared for the intensity of the competition among the kids' parents.
14 September 1962
A crush on a lady dinosaurus who's the star of her own television show may lead to TV stardom for Dino--and to the loss of their pet for the Flintstones.
21 September 1962
When Barney loses his job, he prevails upon Fred to try to get him hired on at the gravel pit. The introduction of Fred's neighbor to his boss results in the startling discovery that Barney and Mr. Slate are relatives--and to an instant executive suite for Barney. All at once, Fred's old buddy is his new boss.
28 September 1962
Fred's latest "get-rich-quick" scheme is to invent a new soft drink. His concoction may not have what it takes to displace the beverages dominating the market, but it makes Barney invisible.
5 October 1962
Fred, a talented bowler, seems to have lost the knack of it of late, and a big tournament is coming up. Some of his co-workers have even bet their wages on the outcome. Desperate to get back his game, Fred decides to take ballet lessons at the local dance school; perhaps a little fancy footwork is what he needs.
Season 3, Episode 5: The Twitch12 October 1962
Against the odds, Fred lands a star attraction for Wilma's fund-raiser, but an allergic reaction to pickled dodo eggs may prevent him from appearing.
19 October 1962
During a lodge convention at a ski resort, jewel thieves mistake Barney for their chief conspirator.
26 October 1962
Fred's birthday gift to Wilma is a bird that talks--and may spill the beans about the boys' planned trip to Frantic City for a Water Buffalo convention.
9 November 1962
Fred gets excited when he overhears Wilma talking about a new addition to the family.
9 November 1962
Fred's rich uncle has no heir, so Fred drafts Barney into posing as his son so that his uncle will leave his estate to Fred.
16 November 1962
In order to win a trip to visit her idol on the set of his show, Wilma submits a contest entry that depicts Fred as a superhero of sorts.
23 November 1962
Fred wants to go to the big game, and if it means dressing up as a woman to get in, so be it.
30 November 1962
Barney has a severe aching tooth that needs to be extracted. But Fred wants to avoid the dental bill by trying to pull the tooth loose himself. Then, Fred took Barney to a veterinarian office for ill pets (like Dino). Just as the veterinarian starts to inject gas into Barney, he is interrupted leaving Barney alone. Barney falls into a deep sleep from the additional gas and became airborne. Fortunately, Fred saw Barney float by and away. Fred quickly found Barney outside and floating in the air. After Fred lassos Barney and pulls him to the ground. Fred's quick jerk also removed Barney's aching tooth. With the additional gas inside Barney & knowing how long the gas will last, they get to see the boxing match & free of charge. Fred ties two ropes on to Barney, one at his feet and one at his shoulders, making Barney Rubble a temporary "Stone-Age hot-air blimp".
7 December 1962
Fred's embarrassed that he lacks a high-school diploma and has returned to classes with teenagers in order to keep his job.
14 December 1962
Fred suspects dear Wilma of having designs on his life for the insurance money.
21 December 1962
Fred's new "Polarock" camera is an occasion for all kinds of misadventure for him and Barney.
4 January 1963
Fred wants to teach Wilma a lesson for hoping the kissing burglar who's active in the neighborhood will come to their house.
11 January 1963
Wilma, tired of housekeeping, hires a maid. But Fred's loud singing annoys the maid, and she quits. Inconveniently, Betty would like the maid's assistance in receiving important guests at her house, and Fred has invited his boss, Mr. Slate, for dinner.
Season 3, Episode 18: The Hero18 January 1963
Barney saves a baby's life, but Fred takes the credit.
25 January 1963
Because he and Betty are babysitting a nephew, Barney hasn't got time to go to a bowling tournament with Fred, who therefore strongly dislikes the baby.
1 February 1963
Wilma's mother visits and father-to-be Fred wants to show he's a kind man by being nice to her, even tough she's very hostile to him.
8 February 1963
Fred tries to find a maid so that Wilma doesn't have to do household chores. This turns out to be easier said than done.
15 February 1963
Fred wants to ask his boss for a raise and Barney has an idea to get it. However, instead of getting a raise, Fred gets fired.
22 February 1963
According to the doctor, any day now, the blessed event can take place. Fred and Barney undertake a rehearsal.
1 March 1963
Wilma's mother has sent a very strict and rigid nurse to take care of baby Pebbles and the household.
8 March 1963
Barney asks Fred to go to a wrestling game with him. Fred wants to go, but he promised Wilma to babysit Pebbles.
22 March 1963
Thinking Barney is a bad influence on Pebbles, Fred decides the Flintstones should move to a more elite neighborhood.
29 March 1963
Wilma rents out the house to Swedish musicians while the Flintstones meet Yogi Bear at a national park.
5 April 1963
Because she needs to prepare for the surprise party for Fred's birthday, Wilma asks Barney to drive Fred around all day. Things don't exactly go as planned after the two of them fall asleep.
19 September 1963
Brought by happenstance to Fred's house and unrecognized by the boys, star Ann-Margrock helps them prepare for an appearance at the Bedrock Bowl.
26 September 1963
Fred dreams he's getting obnoxious Arnold the newsboy as a son-in-law.
3 October 1963
After the childless Rubbles wish upon a star for a baby of their own, Barney finds a basket containing the world's strongest foundling. However, someone else wants to adopt little Bamm-Bamm, and he's rich.
10 October 1963
When Fred mistakenly accuses Dino of trying to hurt Pebbles, the family's beloved pet runs away.
17 October 1963
Glasses with the wrong prescription cause Fred to mistake a monkey for his Pebbles.
24 October 1963
The barbershop quartet Fred organizes to advertise "Soft Soap" is a bathtub quartet, because Barney can carry a tune only when he's in the tub.
31 October 1963
Fred and Barney both get glued to Barney's new bowling ball.
7 November 1963
Major-league scouts witness a star-quality outing at a company baseball game and want to sign Fred, not realizing that only the uniform was Flintstone's.
14 November 1963
Betty gets a little job to buy Barney a gift, and her work is simple and puzzling: use big bills to make small purchases.
21 November 1963
Betty and Wilma learn from a talk show that if they whisper to their husbands while they are sleeping, they can work their will on them with the boys never suspecting a thing. The trick works like a charm on both Barney and Fred, who now accompany their wives uncomplainingly on trips shopping and to the beauty salon, among other things. Then Fred, while awake, overhears the girls talking about what they've been up to, and he comes up with the perfect way both to get even with the girls and to nip in the bud their latest effort: to get the boys to buy them mink coats.
28 November 1963
Fred takes Pebbles to the supermarket and discovers she puts a lot of things in the basket. Fred is afraid his daughter might be a budding kleptomaniac. While Fred's at the jeweler's to purchase a gift for Wilma, a thief plants an expensive diamond collar in Pebbles's crib. Back home, Wilma is delighted with the "gift," but Fred suspects that Pebbles snatched it. He goes back at night with Barney to the jewelry store to sneak the collar back, but the thief is waiting there to recover his loot.
5 December 1963
When Fred hears of a "most beautiful baby" contest, he of course enters Pebbles.
12 December 1963
Fred's beginning to think that taking Pebbles for walks in her stroller is bad for his image. Then he hears of a club in which fathers can park their babies' carriages while they go attend to other things.
19 December 1963
The Flintstones and the Rubbles are fans of "Peek-a-boo Camera," a show that catches people off their guard as they go about daily life. Fred and Barney are invited to a bachelor party thrown by the Water Buffaloes. The boys lie to their wives that they are going to visit a brother Buffalo in the hospital, then attend the party instead--and are filmed there by the crew of "Peek-a-boo Camera."
26 December 1963
Fred complies with an armed robber's demand that he offer no resistance, but sweats thereafter with the fear that he has been a coward.
2 January 1964
An alien spacecraft lands unseen in Fred's backyard. The craft discharges ten clones of Fred, who have been brought to earth to gather information ahead of a planned alien invasion. The staring clones have been programmed to speak only one Fred-phrase: "yabba-dabba-doo." Taken of course as the real Flintstone, the clones cause Fred no end of problems, at home, at work, and everywhere.
9 January 1964
On vacation in Rockapulco, Fred hams it up as "El Terrifico," and some jewel smugglers decide to take advantage of his innocent pose for their own gain.
16 January 1964
Fred has inherited property in the hills of "Arkanrock." Unbeknownst to Fred, a local family, the Hatrocks, hope to continue with him the long-running feud that began with Fred's ancestors. Though Fred knows something about the feud through the family lore, he takes Wilma and the Rubbles along to the inherited property anyway, as he assumes that the feud is in the past.
23 January 1964
Fred finds a cute kitten and brings it home. The little feline has an enormous appetite, and in time it becomes clear that this is no house cat, but a lion. Attached to his pet, Fred avoids facing the reality of what he's brought under his roof as long as he can.
30 January 1964
The two families' vacation to a famous campground coincides with a huge, international scout jamboree.
6 February 1964
The latest feud between Flintstone and Rubble erupts when Barney votes for Joe Rockhead instead of Fred to be the lodge's next Grand Poobah. Fred tells Barney they're through. Then Barney learns that the new room Fred built extends onto Barney's side of the property line. Now Fred must endure in his own house the presence of his new enemy.
13 February 1964
Wilma and Betty are wondering if women will ever be admitted to the Lodge. After seeing a member thrown out summarily for suggesting wives be permitted to attend meetings, Fred and Barney want no part of this. So the girls decide to sneak themselves in. They don mustaches and their husbands' old Water Buffalo hats and manage to bluff their way inside. They're about to find out what they've been missing, and how.
20 February 1964
Fred annoys everybody by constantly showing home videos he made of Pebbles.
27 February 1964
To promote their new movie, "Son of Rockzilla," the producers hire Fred to wear Rockzilla's costume. However, Fred is unable to remove the creature's frightful mask. Now he is being pursued by both cops and an infatuated female Rockzilla-like creature who's broken out of the zoo to follow her new love.
5 March 1964
Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty reminisce about the first time they met.
12 March 1964
Wilma is a finalist to become "Good Cavekeeping Housekeeper of the Year," just as she and Fred fall into a debate over which is more difficult: housework or the gravel pit. Wilma challenges Fred to switch places for a day--a day the magazine happens to select as the one for the final visit to determine the winner of the housekeeping contest.
Season 5, Episode 1: Hop Happy17 September 1964
The Rubbles' new kangaroo-like pet is annoying to Fred until the animal proves its worth at a picnic.
24 September 1964
A bowling ball falls on Fred's head and Barney takes him to a doctor. However, this Dr. Frankenstone has a machine that can switch personalities and he's looking for a human guinea pig.
1 October 1964
Fred invented a fat-reducing drink. That is, he thinks he did, but after he drinks it, he shrinks and ends up being about a foot high.
8 October 1964
Fred has to organize two parties and one hour apart. Pebbles' first birthday party, he already planned. Plus, he and Barney were picked by the Grand Poobah to create a Water Buffalo Stag party, because they arrived late.
15 October 1964
With Wilma's old boyfriend impressing her and Pebbles with his rodeo tricks, Fred decides to enter the rodeo himself.
22 October 1964
Fred is stung by the slight of being the only employee not invited to Mr. Slate's party. But it seems he may get a chance to attend after all, in the guise of a mysterious, suave, exotic stranger.
29 October 1964
Fred stands to inherit a mansion, if he can pass a night there--and survive multiple attempts on his life.
5 November 1964
Fred and Barney are caught up in a swirl of spies' intrigue, with exotic and menacing strangers and multiple threats on their lives, all while Wilma and Betty are waiting for them to return with the burgers and buns.
12 November 1964
A very sinister-looking but affable couple and their child move into a mansion next door to the Flintstones.
19 November 1964
While their parents argue about which couple has the more beautiful child, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm take to their knees and crawl away.
26 November 1964
While Fred and his obnoxious new neighbor argue, Dino and the neighbor's lady dinosaurus fall in love.
3 December 1964
The King of Stonesylvania--who is a dead ringer for Fred Flintstone--is in town on his country's business. But the king tires of his duties and restrictions and flees to go do what the common people are doing. The king's frantic attendants spot Fred and implore him to impersonate the king at his upcoming ball. Complications and misunderstandings ensue.
10 December 1964
Fred hopes to win an auto race to pay for the kids' higher education, but he's having all sorts of problems with the racing car that Barney built.
Season 5, Episode 14: Adobe Dick17 December 1964
On a fishing trip, Fred and Barney find themselves in the belly of a whale.
25 December 1964
Fred is such a natural as a department store's Santa that news of him reaches the North Pole, where Kris Kringle has him in mind for much more important work on Christmas Eve.
1 January 1965
A free flying lesson from a sexy lady instructor persuades Fred to go for his pilot's license.
8 January 1965
Fred goes to a police auction to purchase a second car for the family. He outbids a shady character for a vehicle that formerly belonged to a gangster. Later Fred learns that the shady character was the agent for a mob boss who believes that there are diamonds hidden in the car, and who isn't about to let Flintstone keep him from them.
15 January 1965
Not everyone a caveman encounters in the future will be helpful, sympathetic, or even patient. Some will be downright menacing.
22 January 1965
The Flintstones need to get rid of their house guests, the hillbilly Hatrocks, and hope that their sinister neighbors, the Gruesomes, can be of help.
29 January 1965
Fred takes on a second job as superintendent of an apartment building, but it soon doesn't look like a good move. As he's still working at the gravel pit, many of the maintenance calls fall to Wilma. The Flintstones miss the Rubbles. And Mr. Slate, who has a policy of no moonlighting, is interested in moving into the building.
5 February 1965
The sheriff of an untamed western town offers visiting Fred his badge for a day, but doesn't tell him that three outlaws are on their way to the town to eliminate the sheriff, no matter who he is.
12 February 1965
On vacation on a ranch in Texarock, the Flintstones and the Rubbles are menaced by cattle rustlers.
19 February 1965
Fred and Barney are recruited on the street by a private detective.
Season 5, Episode 24: Superstone26 February 1965
A TV superhero quits without notice, and Fred is drafted from the audience to take his place.
5 March 1965
Fred is cast as "Hercurock" in a new film; he finds the life of a star, and Wilma the life of a star's wife, not to be all that they thought.
12 March 1965
On vacation at the beach, Fred is a hit with the surfing teenagers, but not with the lifeguard, who must repeatedly rescue him.
17 September 1965
Fred wakens from a nap to hear Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm singing in tune and accompanying themselves on musical instruments--amazing, since they can't even talk yet. Famous manager Eppy Brianstone signs up the kids, and they become an overnight sensation. Wilma and Betty jet around to the kids' performances and Fred and Barney are largely left behind. On the eve of their departure for Eurock, Fred decides no one is going to deprive the babies of their childhood, contract or no contract.
24 September 1965
Mrs. Slaghoople is threatening to move to Bedrock, so Fred wants to be sure he has a place of her own ready for his mother-in-law. He finds a likely house for sale and he and Barney begin renovations, while keeping the purchase of the house a secret from Wilma. As always, complications ensue.
1 October 1965
Stoney Curtis is in town shooting a film. To promote it, a contest offers the prize of Stoney as slave for a day. Wilma and Betty win, and Fred sets Stoney to work as if he really were a slave. At Wilma's prompting, Stoney encourages Fred to believe that he himself could become a Hollyrock star, and Fred falls for the bait so seriously that he decides to put his house up for sale.
8 October 1965
Fred is foreman of the jury trying "the Mangler," a vicious and enormous thief. When he is convicted, the Mangler swears to Fred's face that he'll "get you, Flintstone." Fred can't help being afraid, especially when word gets out that the Mangler has escaped from custody.
15 October 1965
Fred invests his income-tax refund in the purchase of an ailing circus. The performers, whom the former owner left unpaid, walk out on him, so Fred and Barney try to put on a show themselves.
Season 6, Episode 6: Samantha22 October 1965
Who knew: the Stephens family of TV's "Bewitched" are the Flintstones' next-door neighbors. Fred and Barney go on a weekend camping trip, claiming that women can't rough it as they do. In response, Samantha takes Wilma, Betty, and the children camping, using her magical twitch of the nose whenever necessary to upstage the boys.
29 October 1965
Introducing the Great Gazoo from Planet Zetox, sent to primitive Earth to redeem himself by aiding earthlings such as Barney and Fred. In his first encounter with the cavemen, he makes it possible for Fred to treat Wilma to dinner at the posh restaurant she's practically bribed him to take her to. But as Fred and Barney will discover, there's always a down side to Gazoo's generosity.
5 November 1965
At the gravel pit's annual picnic, Fred is somewhat of a party pooper, unwilling to participate in the fun and games. He goes off by himself instead and finds a tree under which he falls asleep. He wakes to find the picnic over, and a good many changes besides. Barney has become an oil tycoon--and an old man; Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are grown and married; and Wilma is an old lady whom Barney has taken in as a charity case. Has Fred slept his life away?
12 November 1965
When the gravel pit's workers demand a raise, Mr. Slate gives it to them, using the savings from the salary of Fred, whom he fires. Fred, in need of income, finds he has a knack for making gravelberry pies. He succeeds with his confections so well at first that he becomes the "Gravelberry Pie King." But then the Great Gazoo intervenes, and, as usual, matters deteriorate from that point.
19 November 1965
A secret organization wants to take over the world. To set their plan in motion, they intend to kidnap a professor, but, as the man is a dead ringer for Barney Rubble, they mistakenly target Barney instead. The Great Gazoo attempts to aid his "dumb-dumb" friends by lending Fred a James Bondrock-like sports car, but it will take more than the sophisticated vehicle to help the boys escape the bad men.
26 November 1965
Fred and Barney have picked out the same costume for the Water Buffaloes' annual masquerade ball. Fred selects a new costume, determined to keep this one a secret. Inconveniently for Fred, his new costume, a space suit, debuts on the very night an "invasion of the Way-Outs" is announced in Bedrock, causing instant panic among the populace.
3 December 1965
While waiting for tickets to a popular teen music show, Fred injures his leg, grabs it, and hops about on one foot. The surrounding teenagers dig this crazy new dance step. The "Flintstone Frantic" is an instant hit. Will Fred become an international star, teaching the Frantic even to world leaders such as LBJ and General de Gaulle?
10 December 1965
Rockarabians seek the missing heir to their nation's throne. They know what he looks like: enough like Barney Rubble to be his twin. Ignoring his protests that they have the wrong fellow, the Rockarabians carry Barney bodily to the hotel at which their delegation is staying. Barney begins to think it might not be so bad to become an exotic monarch, until he is told he will have to select many beauties for his harem--something he knows Betty will never allow.
17 December 1965
Betty and Wilma want to go out for the evening, while the boys want to practice for an upcoming bowling tournament. No problem: the Great Gazoo creates doubles of Barney and Fred. Or, more precisely, the doubles are the beginning of a big problem.
7 January 1966
Spats between spouses escalate to such a degree that the couples split: Fred and Barney are thrown together as roommates, while Wilma and Betty are bunking together at the other house.
14 January 1966
Fred has violent sneezing caused by an allergy. To stop the sneezing, he goes to the drug store for a bottle of "Scram." Each such pill stops a fit of sneezing, but has the side effect of turning Fred temporarily into an ape.
21 January 1966
Fred borrows money from Mr. Slate to fix up his backyard for a long weekend. He plans to spend the whole weekend in Bedrock with his family and the Rubbles. But Gazoo invites the Rubbles and Flintstones to spend the weekend in the 25th Century A.D. instead. Among the many marvels they encounter: a descendant of Mr. Slate who still wants back the money Fred borrowed that weekend, plus interest.
4 February 1966
At the races at Hollyrock Park, Fred and Barney wager on dinosaurs picked by the Great Gazoo. Gangsters take note of their success and kidnap the two friends so that they can make winning picks for them.
11 February 1966
Traveling through the desert on their way to Rock Vegas, Fred and Barney fall prey to con men who have seeded the river with phony gold. When it turns out that the river contains real gold after all, the con men will do whatever it takes to oust the Flintstones and Rubbles from their claim.
18 February 1966
For Wilma's charity production, Fred and Barney are somehow cast as Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers.
25 February 1966
Fred is tired of being picked on by Mr. Slate. The Great Gazoo decides to show him what life is like from Mr. Slate's perspective. For one day, Slate is the lowly worker, and Fred is the boss.
4 March 1966
Mr. Slate gives Fred the use of his yacht--on condition that Fred paint it. Fred falls asleep and wakes to find himself aground on a desert island. Or is it an amusement park?
Season 6, Episode 23: Jealousy11 March 1966
When Fred chooses bowling over taking her to a ball, Wilma calls upon a rich, dashing old boyfriend to escort her to the ball instead. Fred ultimately decides to crash the ball later in the evening, escorting his own date--Barney, transformed into "Barbara" by the Great Gazoo.
Season 6, Episode 24: Dripper18 March 1966
The cavemen and their children meet "Dripper," a dolphin-like sealasaurus and star of a show at a marine park. Dripper is the target of an abduction plot. Thinking they have Dripper, the kidnappers instead abduct Barney, who's dressed in scuba gear.
25 March 1966
Overhearing Wilma telling Betty that Dino has aristocratic ancestry, a member of the country club assumes it's Fred who's being spoken of, and invites the Flintstones to become members. Fred knows he's in need of polishing, but when the evening of the big event at the country club arrives, he and Wilma have an inspiration: go as themselves and show the snobs how to have a good time.
1 April 1966
Fred reads from his grandfather's diary of his exploits as hero of the First Rock War.
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