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 ?
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 ?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Fred is invited to be a contestant on "The Price is the Price." 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.
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.
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.
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.
To save money, Fred tries to pull Barney's aching tooth himself. When that fails, Fred takes Barney to a dentist for dinosaurs. However, the dentist gives Barney too much gas, causing Barney to become airborne. Fred must try to get and keep Barney grounded; after all, there's a big boxing match tonight.