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.



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Episode credited cast:
Fred Flintstone (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ...
Barney Rubble / Stoneyfeller / Dino (voice)
Betty Rubble / Old Lady (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Messick ...
Bamm-Bamm Rubble / Bird / Judge (voice)
Mr. Berger / Cat / Orderly / Driver / Bailiff (voice)


Fred gets tired of Barney and Betty coming every night to entertain Pebbles. As he throws them out of the house, Wilma is infuriated and tells Fred that the Rubbles have not yet a child. He apologizes to them, however, Betty and Barney wishes upon a shooting star. The next morning, Barney stumbles into a basket containing a little boy, named Bamm-Bamm. The Rubbles want to adopt the kid, however, the Bedrock Adoption Agency has another person on the list to adopt Bamm-Bamm: the rich Mr.Rockerfeather. Written by RealLiveClaude

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3 October 1963 (USA)  »

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One of the darker Flintstones Episodes
12 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Flintstones fans today may be taken aback by certain aspects of this episode. Shortly after the birth of Baby Pebbles, The Rubbles long for a child of their own and find a baby with super strength that they wish to adopt. Unfortunately, the amiable amigos of the Flintstones face a rich couple who also want the tot. While I tend not to overanalyze cartoons and despise political correctness, there are some really dark moments and implications in this story. To begin with, there is a shocking and horrible scene early in the proceedings where Fred gets jealous of Pebbles' fondness for Barney Rubble, and he snatches away his child and tells the childless Rubbles "Go get your own baby!" and the Rubbles cry. Perhaps the meanest and cruelest bit in Flintstones history. Not cool. as is the inference of infertility in a kids' cartoon. Later in the proceedings, as Barney's chances of adopting Bamm Bamm become thin, he is shown about to attempt suicide (saying "Good bye cruel world" at that). I won't go into how it ends, but this story, which has very few funny minutes, really leaves a nasty taste in the mouth of the modern viewer.

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