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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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 / ... 86 episodes, 1961-1966
John Stephenson ...  Mr. Slate / ... 73 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flagstones See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(166 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dino was originally the very talkative bright blue furred Snorkasaurus & with black round spots, in The Flintstones: The Snorkasaurus Hunter (1961), his fur/skin color often changed throughout the show, but he was at least 90% purple. Plus, he has three large solid black round circles, in his fur color. See more »

Goofs

In numerous episodes throughout the series, the capacity of passengers in both Fred and Barney's cars changes back and forth from seating two passengers to four passengers. See more »

Quotes

Fred Flintstone: Where's your get up and go?
Barney Rubble: It just got up and went.
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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

An episode featuring stereotypical Cowboys and Indians (episode 2.2 "Drag-Along Flintstone") was banned in parts of Canada after complaints from the Native community. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Flintbones (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Talkin' Loud Ain't Sayin' Nothin'
Performed by Fred Flintstone, Rebekah Smith and 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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