The Flintstones: Season 5, Episode 21

Sheriff for a Day (5 Feb. 1965)

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The sheriff of an untamed western town offers visiting Fred his badge for a day, but doesn't tell him that three outlaws are on their way to the town to eliminate the sheriff, no matter who he is.


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Episode credited cast:
Fred Flintstone (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ...
Barney Rubble / Dino (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Cartrock / E.B. / Rockeye / Digger (voice)
Gerry Johnson ...
Betty Rubble (voice)
Mr. Nate Slate / Hoss Cartrock / Sheriff Craig (voice)
Bamm-Bamm Rubble / Hoppy (voice)


The Flintstones and the Rubbles are spending their vacation in the desert looking for Uranium. They arrive at an authentic Western Ghost Town, and Fred finds that the Sheriff is one of his school friends. He offers the job of "Sheriff for a day", but the catch is that three brothers are coming to town by train to shoot the sheriff, whoever he is. The whole town is hiding the lie to Fred while he is strolling around town. But he discovers the truth sooner or later, and has two options: leave town or face the criminals... Written by RealLiveClaude

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Sheriff for a Day
25 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show, produced by Hanna-Barbera, fancifully depicted the lives of a working-class Stone Age man, his family, and his next-door neighbor and best friend.

The show's continuing popularity rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern everyday concerns in the Stone Age setting. The Flintstones was the most financially successful network animated franchise for three decades, until The Simpsons debuted. In 2013, TV Guide ranked The Flintstones the second Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time (after The Simpsons).

The Flintstones and the Rubbles travel to a small town "out west". Fred runs into an old friend who hears that the Slatery Brothers are seeking revenge on the town. In order to defend themselves, he recruits Fred as sheriff. At sundown, as expected, the brothers invade the town. Notes: The teaser is a preview from the middle of the episode. The "Cartwrights", from Bonanza, are caricatured here as the "Cartrocks".

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