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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>
Actress, Jean Vander Pyl the voice of "Wilma Flintstone" & daughter, "Pebbles Flintstone". She was the only person that was in the series through-out, from beginning to end. She acted and spoke in all 167 episodes. From original pilot episode, The Flintstones: The Flagstones (1960), Sunday, May 1st, 1960 to the series finale, Friday, April 1st, 1966 The Flintstones: The Story of Rocky's Raiders (1966). First and last dates, (Sunday, May 1st, 1960) & series' finale, (Friday, April 1st, 1966), differ 2,161 days, equaling 308 weeks & 5 days. Plus, she occasionally also was was the off-screen voices of a few other female characters (usually evil or a criminal), through out the series' six season run. In reality, Jean was pregnant, with a child, approximately one month with her third son, Roger DeWitt as Fred & Wilma Flintstone's parenthood episode, The Flintstones: The Blessed Event (1963) was being filmed & it first televised on Friday, February 22nd, 1963. Evidence: his IMDb link shows his date of birth, (Thursday), October 19th, 1963, which was 239 days, (34 weeks & 1 day), was after "Pebbles"s debut). Jean occasionally spoke other female characters, along with being Wilma Flintstone & daughter, Pebbles Flintstone, during the series' six seasons' weekly tenure. See more »
The bosses of Fred and Barney, both have first name, of George. But their last name keeps changing from Slate to Granite, back & forth, (most like a light switch, turned on or off) throughout season one. See more »
[Fred goes to try out the Barney-copter and doesn't get far off the ground]
Hey, you're too fat, Fred!
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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 »
None of the other Hanna-Barbera cartoons were this funny--or this smart
"The Flintstones" was so dead-on satirical in its view of a prehistoric suburban world that I don't really understand it when people tell me they liked "The Jetsons" better. There's nobody I can relate to on "The Jetsons", no character who exudes any warmth or wit. The characters here (Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty, Dino, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm, Mr. Slate, Mrs. Slaghoople, etc.) have expressions and personalities which are instantly recognizable to an audience. They're a very funny bunch, and they often find each other greatly amusing as well (each character has a sense of humor--and their friendships really do seem like a bond). I don't know why the Hanna-Barbera team weren't able to duplicate the quality of this show in terms of its writing and voice-casting (perhaps it was all a fluke?), but "The Flintstones" has it all: great writing and voices which bring one-dimensional drawings to life, terrific plots, fantastic music by Hoyt Curtin. Not a kiddie show...not a sitcom...not a child-pacifier. "The Flintstones" is a minor miracle.
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