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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!
This opening sequence was titles "Rise and Shine" and aired for the first two seasons before it changed to "Meet the Flintstones." 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 »
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.
I spent my whole life watching this show and now that the first season is about to be released on DVD, theres no better time to talk about why i like 'The Flintstones' so much. I was always made fun of during my school days for being such a fan and even though i'm 28 now, my passion for 'The Flintstones' is still as strong as ever. So what is so special about this show? From episode 1 to episode 166, we are treated with laughs and clever animal gimmicks as well as good storylines. The voices are great especially Alan Reed (Fred) who has such a loud and obnoxious voice which fits Fred Flintstone's character so well. The only problem is the amount of mistakes that were made throughout the 6 seasons. They will stand out if you have watched the different episodes enough times. For example one episode will tell us that Fred and Wilma had their honeymoon in Boulder Beach, another will tell you it was Bedrock Races and another at the Rock Mountain Inn. Also do The Flintstones live on Cobblestone Lane, Stonecanyon Way or Gravelpit Terrace? There are many other mistakes like this but they don't take away the fact that 'The Flintstones' is top notch entertainment for the whole family, not just children. William Hanna and Joseph Barbera have given us some fantastic cartoons that have stood the test of time and 'The Flintstones' is my favourite out of all of them.
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