The Flintstones: Season 4, Episode 15

Once Upon a Coward (26 Dec. 1963)

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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.


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Episode credited cast:
Fred Flintstone (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ...
Barney Rubble (voice)
Betty Rubble (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Messick ...
Arnold / New Reader / Bamm-Bamm (voice)
Bird in Tree (voice)
Holdup Man / Harvey / Guy #3 / Chief / Sonny (voice)
Mrs. Sitstone / Woman #2 / Woman #3 (voice)
Doug Young ...
Officer O'Rockly / Fight Announcer / Guy #2 / Guy #4 (voice)


Wilma and Fred are victims of a hold-up. The armed robber backs away while warning them to count "nice and slow, see..." Fred suffers with his fear that Wilma regards him as a coward, despite her protests, until the day he hears a voice that he recognizes as the one that warned him to count "nice and slow"... Written by Morganalee

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26 December 1963 (USA)  »

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The title comes from the first line of The Raven written by American writer Edgar Allan Poe and first published in January 1845. "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore..." See more »

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