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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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Trivia

The phrase "Yabba-Dabba-Doo!" was thought up after Alan Reed told Hannah & Barbera creators, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera that his mother was once fond of the long running (now expired) Brylcreem's hair-styling slogan, "A little dab'll do ya!" See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Fred Flintstone: I love my dear sweet mother in-law. My mother in-law is a doll.
Attendant: Are you feeling alright, mister?
Fred Flintstone: Huh? Yeah. Yeah, I'm okay.
Attendant: Good. Good. You just stay in here and rest. That hot sun out there is a killer.
Fred Flintstone: Poor guy, he must have been standing in it for hours.
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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

For syndication, all of the episodes were re-edited to have standardized opening and closing credits. The "Meet the Flintstones" version of the credits/theme was used, with these variations depending on original air date:
  • All pre-February 1963 (meaning "pre-Pebbles") episodes feature only Fred, Wilma, and Dino going to the drive-in/coming home from the drive-in.
  • Episodes which contain Pebbles but not Bamm-Bamm (February 1963- October 1963), save for episode 4.3 "Little Bamm-Bamm" feature Fred, Wilma, Dino and Pebbles going to the drive-in/coming home from the drive-in (completely new insert shots features Fred going in to pick Pebbles up and take her to the car). The corresponding end credits have a copyright of "1962," although episodes which were produced in 1960 and 1961 (which originally aired with the "Rise and Shine" opening credits) appeared in syndication with this set of credits.
  • Episodes with both kids (from November 1963 on) have not only all three Flintstones (and Dino) going to/coming home from the movies, but also all three Rubbles as well. The corresponding end credits have a copyright of "1965," although episodes which were produced in 1963 and 1964 appeared in syndication with this set of credits (these episodes originally featured the "Pebbles' version). Virtually all of the syndicated prints (and most copies broadcast today) feature incorrect end credits (which were always episode-specific during the original run of the show), except for the three episodes from which the syndicated opening/closings were pulled.
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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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Classic Hanna-Barbera show though it took some hits.
14 November 2002 | by dootussSee all my reviews

"The Flintstones" to me is indeed one of the greatest cartoons that was produced by Hanna-Barbera. For those who aren't familiar with this show (which I'll be shocked with if there are.) The shows premise is about a blue collar, dino crane operator in Fred Flintstone, who in each episode had a wacky situation along with his wife Wilma, and his neighbors Barney and Betty Rubble. The show is basically "The Honeymooners" except it's animated. The show also had an adult style (not porno) to it, but it was light. However, there were some things that occured that affected the show...

First off, the birth of Pebbles. Don't get me wrong, I had nothing against Pebbles, or Bam-Bamm the world's strongest baby that the Rubbles adopted, I think their appearances to the show hurt it since the show was originally a adult oriented show. What I'm saying is that now with kids on the show, it wasn't as adult oriented. The show was losing ground then, but that moment can't top the moment when the Great Gazoo came in. This was when the show really lost it. All of the life that "The Flinstones" had left was sucked dry when Great Gazoo came in. He ruined the show, and finished what was left of it off, and left it for dead basically. Sadly the show left the airwaves in 1966, but Hanna-Barbera began to beat the show to the ground in the 1970's with debacles like "The Pebbles and Bam-Bamm Show" (Possibly the WORST Hanna-Barbera spinoff show ever!), and the shows where Fred and Barney met the Thing, and that blob called "The Shmoo" (Both of these shows were CRAP!!!) were just bad. However, the original show itself is still great after 40+ years.

This show overall gets a 10/10 for the Pre-Pebbles birth episodes, a 5/10 for the Post Pebbles birth episodes, and a whomping 0/10 for the awful Great Gazoo episodes (thought there weren't a lot).


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Release Date:

1 May 1960 (USA) See more »

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| (166 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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