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 »





Complete series cast summary:
Jean Vander Pyl ...  Wilma Flintstone / ... 166 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


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 <>

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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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At least six episodes in the series contain identical plot summaries, that were very reminiscent & very identical (but animated) of classic Laurel & Hardy films. The Flintstones: The Flintstone Flyer (1960) heavily resembled Laurel & Hardy's 1931 short film, Be Big! (1931). The Flintstones: The Split Personality (1960) resembled a Laurel & Hardy's feature, A Chump at Oxford (1939). The Flintstones: The Hot Piano (1961) very deeply resembled the plot summary of Laurel & Hardy's 1932 classic, Academy Award winning short, The Music Box (1932). The Flintstones: The Buffalo Convention (1962) resembled the classic 1933 Laurel & Hardy's feature Sons of the Desert (1933). The Flintstones: Seeing Doubles (1965) resembled the 1936 Laurel & Hardy's feature Our Relations (1936). The Flintstones: Jealousy (1966) very deeply resembled Laurel & Hardy's 1929 silent film That's My Wife (1929). See more »


Dino changes colors from purple to red throughout the series. Plus, he is blue in the opening credits of seasons 1 and 2. See more »


[repeated line]
Fred Flintstone: Yabba dabba doo!
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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

Since 1997, a slightly truncated new color version of the original opening and closing credits have been added to first and second season episodes airing on some stations. In addition, the Laserdisc versions of first season episodes have the complete color credits that include the ABC network logo (stone age version!) at the very end. It is widely believed that the only complete, uncut versions of the first and second year episodes complete with commercial promos exist as 16 mm black and white prints in the hands of a few collectors. See more »


Referenced in The Bold and the Beautiful: Episode #1.5613 (2009) See more »


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The Classic Hanna-Barbera Show
16 July 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is definitely the show that put Hanna-Barbera studios on the map. After years of producing primarily cartoons for children (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound et ala.), this really became the first cartoon show that was geared for adults, though there still is enough to keep children interested. Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty are all people everyone can relate to even though the show is set in the stone age. And even though I feel that in most cases the introduction of cute kids ruins a show, the introduction of Pebbles and Bamm Bamm helped to show that beneath his gruff exterior Fred was a big teddy bear. However, I do agree that when Gazoo was introduced was when the show's quality began to go down hill. Thankfully, he was never included in any of the subsequent incarnations of the "modern stone age family".

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1 May 1960 (USA) See more »

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