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The Flintstones 

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The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.
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1966   1965   1964   1963   1962   1961   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jean Vander Pyl ...  Wilma Flintstone / ... 167 episodes, 1960-1966
Alan Reed ...  Fred Flintstone / ... 166 episodes, 1960-1966
Mel Blanc ...  Barney Rubble / ... 164 episodes, 1960-1966
Bea Benaderet ...  Betty Rubble / ... 112 episodes, 1960-1964
Don Messick ...  Bamm-Bamm Rubble / ... 87 episodes, 1960-1966
John Stephenson ...  Mr. Slate / ... 74 episodes, 1960-1966
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This popular animated television cartoon featured two Stone Age families, the Flintstones and their neighbors, the Rubbles. Much of the humor was based on its comic portrayals of modern conveniences, reinterpreted using Stone Age 'technology.' Most notably were their cars, complete with absence of floorboards to allow them to be 'foot-powered.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Something old - Something new! But nothing borrowed and nothing blue! A brand new idea - an adult cartoon series! THE FLINTSTONES!...a couple just like the folks you know - except they live in the Stone Age!


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Bamm-Bamm was adopted by Barney & Betty Rubble, after his true & biological parents abandoned him and left his crib at the Rubble doorstep. The identity of Bamm-Bamm's birth parents, remained a top secret & mystery. The was always kept and never revealed from then on. In for the duration of the series and subsequent animated spin-off projects. His debut was in The Flintstones: Little Bamm-Bamm (1963), on Thursday, October 3rd, 1963, it is 92nd of the 167 episodes, which was just the eighth after Wilma Flintstone successfully bore Pebbles Flintstone in The Flintstones: The Blessed Event (1963) on Friday, February 22nd, 1963. These two parenthood dates, Friday, February 22nd, 1963, (Pebbles' birth) & Thursday, October 3rd, 1963, (when Bamm-Bamm's crib was left at the Rubble doorstep), differ 223 days, equaling 31 weeks & 6 days. See more »

Goofs

During the closing credits, when Wilma is shown in bed sleeping, she has no mouth. See more »

Quotes

Fred Flintstone: Yeah, you laugh. You'll see, Barn, they know me in this bank, they'll help me right a way.
Bank Clerk: Look, pals, it's Fred Flintstone.
Fred Flintstone: Yeah, hi. I'd like to lent some money here.
Bank Clerk: [laughing] Ha ha ha ha! See that, pals? Fred Flintstone wants money. Ha ha ha ha ha!
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Crazy Credits

First season episodes incorporated an ad for Winston Cigarettes into the opening credits (this version of the opening was removed for syndication). Due to the decision to use a standard opening and closing for syndicated versions of the episodes, numerous episodes have incorrect closing credits. Sixth & last season episode debuted with, The Flintstones: No Biz Like Show Biz (1965) dropped the "Meet the Flintstones" closing credit song, in favor of footage of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm singing "Let the Sunshine In." (a reminder of Fred Flintstone's dream, earlier in the musical program). See more »

Alternate Versions

The original opening credits for the first two seasons of the show feature Fred driving home (presumably from work), along the way stopping to gets his gas filled up and buy a dress for Wilma. When he gets home, he walks right pass Wilma (grabbing the food she offers him), and then pops back into the shot to give her a kiss. He then proceeds to hop into his chair (requiring a green Dino to hop *out* of the chair), turns on the TV, and proceeds to tune in to "The Flintstones, sponsored by Winston Cigarettes..." This credits sequence also featured a different (instrumental) theme song, "Rise and Shine." The more familiar "Meet the Flintstones" opening sequence and theme song were not used until season three (1962-1963). Due to the decision to use standardized credits in syndication, the early version of the credits went unseen for almost 30 years, although "Rise and Shine" is still present as incidental score in most episodes. Turner finally began distributing prints using the original opening credits sequence (in color and on the shows that it orginally aired with) in 1997, minus its plugs for Winston. See more »

Connections

Referenced in ITV Lunchtime News: Episode dated 12 April 2019 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Freddy Funkstone
Performed by D. Caddell
Written by A. Smith and D. Caddell
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Holds up well
8 June 2009 | by vrangerSee all my reviews

A lot of people don't remember that The Flintstones was the first prime time cartoon series, and what a success it was.

I think the fact that it was written for prime time, with writing meant to appeal to old and young alike, is why the series holds up so well into these times. Of course, it was also based on the solid foundation of copying The Honeymooners, and that didn't hurt either.

I learned a lot of lessons from the Flintstones. I don't have misunderstandings with my friends, and I don't sneak out to do things my wife doesn't know about. LOL I also buy dogs that are too small to knock me down when I get home.

Almost every story is a little morality play with a lesson, large or small learned. Fred is obviously not a character to pattern your life after, and this is another important lesson.

Lessons aside, the shows are uniformly amusing, and the clever turns of names into stone age words, and modern conveniences into useful animals, is always clever and will bring chuckles when first you see them.


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Release Date:

1 May 1960 (USA) See more »

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