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. Written by
Did You Know?
Barney (voiced by Mel Blanc
) originally spoke with a higher-pitched, nasal-toned voice. However, for most of the show's run, he spoke in a deeper tone. Both tones appear in the episode, "No help wanted"; as Fred and Barney debate about Barney repossessing Fred's TV because he owes payments on it, Barney hides in Fred's TV. When Fred turns it on, Barney talks in the deeper voice, but goes back to the nasal quality as Fred tries shaking him out. See more
Dino appears in the opening credits beginning with the very first episode of season one, and is featured and specifically mentioned by name at the start of the fourth episode "No Help Wanted". However, the 18th episode, "The Snorkasaurus Hunter", contradicts these earlier appearances by having the character meet the Flintstones for the first time. In this "reintroduction", Dino can speak and is a different color than the non-speaking character that appeared in the rest of the series. It should be noted that this series was never big on continuity, with minor details such as car design and the layout of the Flintstones' home changing almost episode by episode, but this is a rather major continuity break. See more
[Hiding in the TV set
Are you having trouble sleeping at night? It might be because you're a deadbeat. Pay off those annoying TV bills with one big payment, and get a good night's sleep.
[Picks up TV set and starts shaking it
Rubble, I'll get you out of there even if I have to wreck the set!