Fred falls asleep at the company picnic and dreams he has awaken 20 years later.



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Episode credited cast:
Fred Flintstone (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ...
Barney Rubble / Dino (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandy (voice)
Gerry Johnson ...
Betty Rubble (voice)
Don Messick ...
John Stephenson ...
Mr. Slate (voice)


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? Written by Morganalee

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5 November 1965 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title refers to the story "Rip Van Winkle" written by Washington Irving and published in 1819. See more »


Man: You're a little late for Halloween, aren't ya, buddy?
Fred Flintstone: You're not Barney.
Man: Who?
Fred Flintstone: Barney Rubble. Doesn't he live here?
Man: [laughs] That's a hot one. B.J. Rubble the multimillionaire living here? You're a regular comedian, mister.
Fred Flintstone: Barney Rubble a millionaire?
Man: Yeah, struck it rich in oil years ago. Mr. Rubble lives way up there on tip of that hill. Calls the estate Sandstone Simeon. Everyone knows about B.J. Rubble the millionaire. You must have been asleep for the last twenty years, pal.
Fred Flintstone: Gee, maybe he's...
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