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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>
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!
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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