The Flintstones: Season 5, Episode 18

Time Machine (15 Jan. 1965)

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Not everyone a caveman encounters in the future will be helpful, sympathetic, or even patient. Some will be downright menacing.


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Episode credited cast:
Fred Flintstone (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ...
Barney Rubble (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guard / Columbus / Knight / Clerk (voice)
Gerry Johnson ...
Betty Rubble (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Attendant / Tiberius / Nero / Arthur / Astronomer / Cop (voice)
Doug Young ...
Hippo / Duck / Lionosaurus #1 / Sailor / Squire (voice)


The Flintstones and the Rubbles have a good time at the Bedrock World Fair. They visit a science exhibit where a professor explains that he has build a time machine to travel them through future. The foursome has visited and have its share of adventures in the Roman Times with Emperor Nero, on the Santa Maria with Christopher Columbus, the Medieval Times with King Arthur, Philadelphia with Benjamin Franklin and the New York's World Fair of 1964 ! Written by RealLiveClaude

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15 January 1965 (USA)  »

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The Flintstones and the Rubles visit the Bedrock World's Fair and the 1964-5 New York World's Fair via a time machine. See more »

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Time Machine
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 visit the Bedrock World's Fair, where they visit a time machine exhibit, where they travel to various times of the "future" (a caricature of Jack Benny is used in the "Nero" sequence). Notes: Officer Dibble from Top Cat makes a cameo appearance as a policeman from the future. The teaser is a scene from the middle of the episode.

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